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.