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Bird of the Week: Eastern Screech Owl

At night at your Metroparks are active with many birds.  This week’s #BirdoftheWeek is the Eastern Screech Owl.  These small, stocky owls are most active at night.  They are not often seen but can be heard; listen for their distinct sound of a descending whinny and longer trill.  The Eastern Screech Owl has a large head and no neck and yellow eyes.  Its color varies from gray to a bright reddish-brown, allowing them to blend right into their surroundings, the trees.  These owls make their homes in cavities or even nest boxes, especially near water.

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