Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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[Mystery bird] Eastern Screech-Owl, Otus asio, photographed at the Unitarian/Universalist Fellowship building in Manhattan Kansas, Photographed from the inside with the woods outside to the south. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow]

Image: photographed by Thomas Manney, this image appears here at the suggestion of Dave Rintoul.

Please name at least one field mark that supports your identification.

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  1. #1 Kathy H
    April 8, 2009

    Another owl. I hope these birds aren’t dying from the impact.

  2. #2 Miri-pie
    April 8, 2009



    Gimme a hint!

  3. #3 Bob O'H
    April 8, 2009

    To me it looks smaller than the last one.

  4. #4 pk1154
    April 9, 2009

    Well, maybe this time it is a mourning dove. I know from personal experience that they do leave dusty/oily smudges on windows.

    I wish I had taken a picture of the dove-print.

  5. #5 Gindy
    April 9, 2009

    Whatever it is they do make things that can aid in stopping bird window strikes. Someone needs to get some for this and other places to prevent this kind of thing from happening. I have ultraviolet stickers over my unscreened windows and they help out dramatically.

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