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Friday, 2-8-08 - North Woods Eastern Screech-Owls

Friday was a fun, but confusing night.  The female continues to appear out of nowhere, and we can't figure out what stage she's in, pre-egg laying, sitting on eggs or with hatchlings.

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One of owl group takes a short cut down into the Loch off the bridge.  For the first time, we see him raise his ears at us.  We all pledge never to take the short cut!

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The owl quickly takes a relaxed posture, so no harm was done.

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The owl slowly creeps higher and higher before fly out.  However, when you see both feet at the edge, fly out is only moments away.

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A quick look behind.

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A jump to the "backdoor" and out he goes.

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He moved north.

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And was joined by his mate.

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There was lots of head rubbing but no copulation this evening.

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One flew off and we were left with one.

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After this shot was taken, we started to exit the park.  By their 2007 nesting cavity, we first heard and then saw the pair.  As we exited the park, we realized with each day, we end up with more questions than answers.

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