Shopping Cart
Your Cart is Empty
There was an error with PayPalClick here to try again
CelebrateThank you for your business!You should be receiving an order confirmation from Paypal shortly.Exit Shopping Cart


Animal Educators Blog

Animal Educators Blog

The Eastern Screech Owl

Posted on January 27, 2020 at 10:50 AM

If you haven't been introduced yet, meet Ruby, our Eastern Screech Owl. 

Ruby's journey to us began in 2017. Ruby, like many other Birds of Prey, was unfortunately hit by a car and left with injuries. After a lengthy stay at a rehabilitation center, Ruby was deemed non-releaseable due to blindness in her left eye. She is unable to be released back into the wild, so one option for her was to become an Education Bird. Ruby found a home here at Allison Woods Outdoor Learning Center, where she is loved and cared for every day by our Animal Education Director, Dennis Goodin. 

Eastern Screech Owls are native to the Eastern United States and can be found anywhere east of Texas. Here in North Carolina, you will find them in the Piedmont or nestled away in the evergreen or deciduous forests of the Appalachian Mountains. They are a cavity nester, meaning they find places in trees, such as old woodpecker holes, to nest in and stay out of predators sight. 

The Eastern Screech Owl can be found in 2 colors, a Gray Phase and a Red Phase (also known as Rufous). Their colors will not change like other Raptors after their first molt, if they are hatched a red phase they will continue to be a red phase. The coloring and patterns give them almost perfect camoflage against tree bark. These little owls look like a miniature version of a Great Horned Owl due to the ear tufts on top of their heads, the tufts aid in camoflage when up against a tree. 

Ruby, and many other Owls, are crepuscular birds. Meaning they are not diurnal and not nocturnal! They like to hunt during dawn and dusk and sleep during times when most of their predators are out hunting. Remember raptors are meat eaters, so these birds eat things such as mice, voles, small rats, large insects, and other small animals. 

Come meet Ruby and her Animal Educator friends at Allison Woods OLC to learn more about Birds of Prey! 

Categories: None

Post a Comment


Oops, you forgot something.


The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

Already a member? Sign In


Reply supreme clothing
6:30 PM on May 20, 2022 
I intended to send you the bit of note to help say thanks as before with the incredible tricks you have featured on this website. It's really tremendously generous with people like you to grant easily exactly what some people might have distributed for an ebook to end up making some cash on their own, principally seeing that you could possibly have tried it in case you considered necessary. Those guidelines likewise worked to be a fantastic way to comprehend other people have the same fervor the same as my own to know many more regarding this condition. I am sure there are numerous more pleasant sessions ahead for individuals who discover your blog post.
supreme clothing
Reply kyrie irving shoes
9:37 AM on May 20, 2022 
I simply wanted to post a simple remark in order to express gratitude to you for these magnificent recommendations you are writing on this website. My time intensive internet investigation has finally been recognized with reliable facts and techniques to go over with my company. I would express that we readers actually are truly endowed to be in a notable network with so many marvellous individuals with great tricks. I feel rather blessed to have seen your weblog and look forward to tons of more cool minutes reading here. Thank you once again for all the details.
kyrie irving shoes
Reply birkin bag
9:35 AM on May 20, 2022 
I must voice my respect for your kind-heartedness in support of persons that have the need for assistance with your area of interest. Your real commitment to getting the solution all-around became rather interesting and have truly enabled guys just like me to get to their targets. Your own warm and helpful tutorial indicates a whole lot a person like me and somewhat more to my fellow workers. Thanks a lot; from each one of us.
birkin bag
Reply kyrie 6 shoes
9:34 AM on May 20, 2022 
I must show appreciation to this writer for rescuing me from this type of incident. After checking through the online world and getting recommendations which were not productive, I believed my entire life was done. Existing without the presence of solutions to the difficulties you have resolved by way of your website is a critical case, as well as ones which may have adversely affected my career if I hadn't noticed your blog post. Your own skills and kindness in controlling all the details was vital. I'm not sure what I would have done if I hadn't discovered such a subject like this. I am able to now look forward to my future. Thanks so much for the high quality and results-oriented help. I won't hesitate to propose your blog post to anyone who will need guide on this problem.
kyrie 6 shoes
Reply curry 6
9:32 AM on May 20, 2022 
I'm commenting to let you understand of the magnificent encounter our daughter gained checking your web site. She learned some things, which include what it's like to possess an awesome teaching style to have many others completely understand some tricky issues. You really did more than her desires. Thank you for delivering the effective, safe, revealing and even cool guidance on this topic to Julie.
curry 6
Reply dyvomarw
11:13 PM on May 19, 2022 
dyvomarw 341c3170be
Reply jorgilb
10:40 PM on May 19, 2022 
jorgilb 341c3170be
Reply Jebnelamb
6:21 PM on May 19, 2022 
online pharmacy overnight shipping online pharmacy technician course
Reply inhedia
8:43 AM on May 19, 2022 
lights banned
tefeliz32/ buy meds qatar
r/ diclofenac over the counter uk buy real dapoxetine cheap buy cheap budenase online
an773336/ folic-acid order canada can i order meds mastercard can i buy now salamol usa
rush teasing which tyres natasha
Reply Lisarat
7:29 AM on May 19, 2022 
clomid 400mg
Reply WnbhAdoke
7:27 AM on May 19, 2022 
levitra generic date viagra vs levitra cost
Reply AnbnScoon
4:22 AM on May 19, 2022 
maxifort zimax sildenafil 50 mg sildenafil with dapoxetine
Reply Wimrat
3:24 AM on May 19, 2022 
antabuse canada
Reply inhedia
9:04 PM on May 17, 2022 
wanting maids cheapest stemetil buy buy ofloxacin sweden buy accutane sydney buy naproxen from canada cipro pills buy now online
52883/ where can i buy omeprazole tablets purchase zoledronate usa online
deceive pumpkin mustard