After dinner, daughter Mara took Maddie dog out on the back patio and then quickly came back in, saying "grab your camera, there's an owl out back" -- and indeed there was.
The other day at sunrise, I'd seen 3 small owls in the same tree, but thought they were elf owls that some neighbors report seeing occasionally. They'd disappeared before I could get my camera.
Tonight's owl seemed larger, so I'm pretty sure it's a young Western Screech.
Happy we got some photos!