Larry Ridenhour, a bird handler from the Snake River Birds of Prey Natural Conservation Area near Meridian, Idaho, demonstrates how this little screech owl's gray and white coloration camouflages him against the truck of a tree. Notice the bird's right eye does not reflect light. He was hit by an automobile and is blind in the one eye. The owl is no longer able to survive in the wild and now is used to educate people about birds of prey. (Baker City Herald
photograph by Kathy Orr).