Eastern screech-owl finds perfect spot to roost on the refuge

Published 11:06 am Sunday, January 24, 2021

On Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, this eastern screech-owl (Megascops asio) located a great hollowed tree in which to roost.

A comparatively small owl, their call sounds a little like a horse whinny.

A screech-owl diet consists of a wide variety of mammals such as mice, bats, rabbits and squirrels as well as other birds.

Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge is one of nine national wildlife refuges in the Coastal North Carolina National Wildlife Refuges Complex.

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