|An Eastern Screech-Owl in the nest box, which is located in |
my backyard. SInce it is right outside my kitchen window, it
has made cooking and washing the dishes
a bit more interesting.
The other owl commonly seen in the area is an Eastern Screech-Owl. It is a very small owl that is only 6"-9" from head to tail. It preys on small mammals, birds and invertebrates. This owl does not hoot, but sounds more like a horse whinnying or it will make a trilling sound. You can hear its various calls and trills on the "All About Birds" website by clicking here. To read more about this fascinating night time creature click here.