"Smoke" - Eastern screech owl
Why the name?
Because of his smoky grey plumage and silent feathers.
Arrived in Spring 2012.
This male grey morph Eastern Screech Owl was hit by a car in 2012. His left wing was broken and some of the bone was lost, so his wing healed short and he is completely unable to fly.
Smoke is a very laid back education bird who always looks both interestingly windswept and completely unfazed by his surroundings. He is always a popular little fellow at presentations!
Smoke doesn't vocalize often but has been known to yell at RCV volunteers that approach his cage without his nightly ration of 2 small mice.