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Sunday, 01-13-08 - West Side Eastern Screech-Owls

There was a large crowd tonight.  There was an "Owl Tour" and lots of birders.  They female was very slow to come out and took her time.  She flew out about a half hour later than the male.  They had sex twice and disappeared to the east soon afterwards.

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Before fly out both owls were hiding.  The male looked out briefly before waiting another five minutes to pop-up into the cavity.

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He was jolly and round on a cold evening.  We've figured out who was who when they've copulated so he's certainly the male.

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This is the male waiting for the female to fly out.

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She stayed in the tree for a long while.

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Then she flew out.  There were two quick copulations, a brief pause and then a trip across the West Drive.

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