From the Photographer Paul Kammen
I love birds and owls. In fact as I write this I just got back from Milwaukee, where I went for a quick day trip to see some owls in a park. Last year the Minnesota Nature Photography Club had an owl photographer present a talk, and a person asked him “where do you find the owls?” He suggested asking people. So I do just that, or I hire a guide up north, and check online at ebird. I also try to find them on my own at area parks but am usually unsuccessful. Owls are tough to find it seems. I learned from a photographer friend that this little guy had been seen in South Minneapolis near a tennis court by a lake, so I went down and when I saw two guys in the court watching I knew I had the right place. I was at the spot a couple of times, spending up to 5 hours there. You have to be patient to wait for the owl to move, so I set up my tripod and waited. Sure enough as daylight waned he popped his head out a bit and began to look around, presumably for the future Mrs. Screech Owl and not to check out the photographer.