Not even rats in the wall, for they were starved out, or rather were never baited in -- only squirrels on the roof and under the floor, a whip-poor-will on the ridge-pole, a blue jay screaming beneath the window, a hare or woodchuck under the house, a screech owl or a cat owl behind it, a flock of wild geese or a laughing loon on the pond, and a fox to bark in the night.
When other birds are still, the screech owls take up the strain, like mourning women their ancient u-lu-lu.
Visit the animals at Screech Owl
Wildlife Park, Trewin Farm, Saint Columb.
The Screech Owl
Sanctuary in St Columb was next, home to one of the biggest collections of owls in Britain, with more than 40 different species from all over the world.
Key words: ocular trauma, anterior chamber, uveitis, air bubble, avian, eastern screech owl
, Megascops asio
In one morning, we hunted for butterflies in the meadow, inspected frogs and salamanders in the creek down the hill, climbed logs, talked to birds of prey, watched a baby screech owl
from a foot away, and shared lunch with friends under a beautiful blue summer sky.
If you've ever seen the movie, My Cousin Vinny, then you know what a screech owl
Caption: Above: Longleaf pine forest; center left: A red phase eastern screech owl
perches briefly in front of his cavity; bottom left: A drake wood duck in a cypress swamp
The eyes of the screech owl
on the cover follow you around the room, eerily, with one pupil dilated and one not.
1967: An experimental comparison of screech owl
predation on resident and transient white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus).
Additional species identified and studied include several species of bats, insects, moths and butterflies, multiple birds including hermit thrush, scarlet tanager, northern cardinal, blue jay, European Starling, red-bellied woodpecker, and Eastern screech owl
. Central Park also contains evidence of at least three species of turtles, frogs, and dragonflies.
If you can't place the name, here's a hint: his voice was preceded by a dial tone followed by a noise that sounded like a screech owl
in a windstorm.