By C. F. Lawrenson
Screech owls are one of the smallest tufted owls. They can have gray feathers or reddish-brown feathers like this one. Their color is unrelated to their sex, geographic location or the season. These birds are year-round residents of our area, which is abundant with the heavily wooded streams and waterways this owl prefers. This is one of the paintings that I have done that was inspired by a stream called the "Asaph" that runs through a remote state forest land where we frequently spent time with our children on picnics and hikes as they were growing up.