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Local Featured Creature
There could be one in your backyard right now!
The smallest year-round owl in this area is the Eastern Screech-Owl. At 8 to 9 inches long, they are about the size of a man’s hand.
Common birds, they live in forests, swamps, woodlots, even residential sections, if there are plenty of trees – especially old trees with cavities for roosting and nesting.
They have small ear tufts that can be raised or lowered and their color can run from red to brown to gray, and families are often mixed.
Screech-Owls feed on a great variety of animal life: small mammals and birds, insects, earthworms, snakes and snails. They will even catch fish! And sometimes their prey is larger than they are!
Screech-Owls don’t usually (if ever) screech, their normal calls are either a high-pitched, descending whinny, similar to a horse, or a lower-pitched even tremolo. Pair bonding can consist of synchronized duets.
I’ve most often heard screech-owls when I’ve stepped outside at night during the cooler months.