Eastern screech owl, red-phased
Sienna came to us from the Wildlife Center of Virginia. We believe she was a hurricane victim because she was found in a downed tree. Wounds on her face suggest she had been bullied by her siblings, none of whom had survived the crash. She has also suffered permanent hearing loss. An uncommon sight in Western New York, red-phased eastern screech owls are typically found in the South, where their red feathers provide better camouflage against the local tree bark.
Hatched: 5/1/2004 Arrived as an Adult: 10/24/2004