Although I've met Jade before, I thought you too might like to meet him:
Eastern Screech Owl |Megascops Asio
Screech owls get their name from the wailing call they make, but most often their call is a soft trilling sound that is similar to the whiny of a horse. Screech owls nest in cavities in trees and are extremely hard to see although are probably one of the most common raptor in CT. Red and grey forms will nest together and sometimes have young that are a brownish color. Screech owls have asymmetrical hearing, meaning one ear is larger and sits up higher on their head. This helps them to locate their prey by listening before they look for it.
Jade is a grey form eastern screech owl. Jade was presumed to be hit by a car when he was found in a drive way huddled under a car on a rainy morning. The car strike damage one eye severely enough that it had to be surgically removed. The remaining eye has limited vision which leaves him unable to be released.
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