A couple of weeks ago we looked at the Bald Eagle which is the National Symbol of the United States of America. Today we explore other Birds of Prey, various types of Owls.
Did You Know?
- Of all the types of owls the Northern Barred Owl has to be everyone’s favorite, because it is the “Hoot Owl.”
- The Great Horned Owl can carry more than three times its weight!
- It is the fiercest, most aggressive owl in North America.
- The Great Horned Owl has been recorded living as long as 29 years.
- The Barn Owl is known as the “Flying Mousetrap” because it can catch up to 21 rodents in half an hour!
- The Barn Owl can hear the patter of a running mouse’s feet at a distance of 30 yards or more. Because of its hearing, it can hunt in total darkness.
- The Eastern Screech Owl is another favorite because of its screeching sound.
- The Eastern Screech Owl is known as the “Wildcat of the Sky” due to its aggression protecting its young. It can even kill birds as large as a barnyard hen.
“The wailing owl Screams solitary to the mournful moon.”
Source: Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky, Inc.