Eastern Screech Owl [Megascops Asio]
18.9 – 24" Wingspan
Most of the screech owls we find in Vermont will be gray-phase owls who blend in perfectly with many of our northeastern tree species. We do find red and brown screech owls in the North but Cedar is from a bit further south. Found in the fall of 2019 at the base of a tree on Long Island, she suffered soft tissue and neurological damage that suggest some sort of impact. This beautiful red-phase owl has permanent damage to her right wing and ear tuft. Preventing her from flying and also giving her that unusual asymmetrical appearance.