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Bucktoe Creek Preserve (Jill Kennard)
Kennett Square, PA, United States
This photo is from inside a wood duck box on Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Nests in boxes
Rufous Eastern Screech Owls
Very cool, and I bet quite a surprise when you looked in expecting to find ducks! It looks like they’re nesting on top of an old starling nest.
I was surprised – I expected it to be empty and was going to clean it out. It had a squirrel’s nest in it, so I put up a predator guard to keep the squirrels out and then owls moved in! So they’re nesting on an old squirrel nest, the feathers are “dinner scraps”.
This is my second year maintaining duck boxes and no wood duck nests so far – but, this is the second screech owl nest. And screech owls roost in the boxes all the time.
Are these owls related to the Chi-O owls?
I wish I could get screech-owls to nest in the box I put out for them. They’ve only roosted in it so far.
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