A bit of video with a pair of Northern Cardinals and several White-throated Sparrows chipping their displeasure in the background.
But the real fun didn't begin until it left the box just after sunset when it perched on the branch of a Sumac Tree just under the box.
The owl was a bit buried in the foliage so I moved my portable blind (aka a Toyota Corolla) for a better view.
The owl stayed in this location for a good 20 minutes, scanning the area and stretching before heading off for the night. All of these images were taken after dark, manually focused, utilizing mirror lock-up on the camera with an iso setting of 12,800 and a shutter speed of 0.3 seconds at 700mm. A good bit of clean up was necessary with each image before posting them here. This shot shows what happens if the owl moved. Not much of a shot with no available light.
Out of the 60 or so images I took after he left the box 8 were usable, not bad from where I'm sitting!
I hope to have this chance again this fall, photographing Screech Owls in the dark is an interesting challenge!