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Originally posted by Deemarie
I believe this is a Saw-Whet or Boreal owl. Most likely very young. I could be wrong on the species of owl, but that is as close as I can get without more detail in coloring around the face and chest. That is a really cool pic! How's come you didn't show it to me sooner?
Originally posted by Nammu
So yeah, the European Starling is pretty common in Ohio.
Here's another picture. It looks pretty similar
Originally posted by _Phoenix_
The eyes seem to be purple redish,
Originally posted by Antoine
Good luck and dont give up until you have a liable evidence what this is!
''Probably its a grackle'' is not good enough
Originally posted by Dracmoor
maybe it is one of these or in this family. the tail looks right as well as the beak.
and the slight color diff could be due to this being a young bird.
closest match i could find hope you get an answer and share with us
Originally posted by spyrolot
any more news on what it could be?
the leathery mask still baffles me.