Who’s there? A young owl surprised neighbors when it perched in a tree on Hudson Avenue in Red Bank last week

Nicole Taetsch told redbankgreen “a few neighbors were able to get up close to him to get really good pics” as the owlet sat in a tree in her front yard Friday evening.

“We believe she/he is a screech owl after looking at some pictures on Google,” Taetsch said. “Our daughter has named him ‘Baby Echo.'”

The young raptor hasn’t been seen since, but the Taetsches are keeping their eyes peeled. Meantime, comments from birdwatchers are welcome…

(Photo by Matt Taetsch. Click to enlarge.)

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