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Wednesday, 1-16-08 - West Side Eastern Screech-Owls

The male was out standing guard when I arrived on Wednesday evening.

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After sunset, the female appeared.

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Soon they both flew off heading south, then north and then settling down on one branch together.

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Soon head rubbing behavior started.

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Then one of them flew away.

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Then I lost track of both of them.  I walked around for about fifteen minutes without success.

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Then I found the female sitting in her cavity.  She stayed there.

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After a few minutes, I heard the male call.

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He quickly flew in, handed off a small bird and quickly flew off.

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She took the bird inside the cavity and...

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...disappeared for the evening.

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