Moody & Marble

Marble was rescued in Westbrook, Connecticut on August 5, 2012 after he was found next to a highway. Marble is a non-migratory bird. Marble hunts many different types of prey including rodents, rabbits, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and fish.

Moody arrived at Earthplace in 2013. She had a damaged right eye which needed to be removed in order to prevent infection. 

General Facts

  • Lifespan: 10 yrs in wild, 25 in captivity
  • Satellite dish shaped face that helps funnel sound towards their ears
  • Asymmetrical ears
  • Have a tapetum in their eye that allows them to see better at night
  • Crepuscular, which means they are most active at dawn and dusk
  • Owls eyes take up ¾ of their scull. They are fixed in place so they have to turn their head around to see. They can turn their heads 270 degrees because they have an extra vertebrae in their spine.