EASTERN SCREECH OWL
Sylvie was a fledgling when she arrived in July 2005. She was found on the ground, under a tree and was possibly cat or dog caught. Sylvie has a mid-shaft humeral fracture in her right wing, which was pinned.
As a result of her injury, she has no sustainable flight. Sylvie’s small size and many owlish postures delight audiences. In the wild, screech owls prefer open woodland terrain and live in rural suburbs as well as city parks.
They nest in tree cavities and will also nest in man-made boxes. The Screech Owl’s call is a mournful trill, like the descending whinny of a horse.