Meet the Eastern Screech Owls
Red-Phase and Grey-phase
Eastern screech owls are the smallest resident owls in North Carolina. They are widespread and common throughout Eastern North America. An adult screech owl is about 8.5 inches in length and wingspan is about 21 inches.
They rely on healthy forests where they nest in holes in trees such as old woodpecker holes and natural tree cavities. They roost during the day and hunt mostly at night but they often hunt at dusk and...