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Eastern Screech-Owls on Christmas Eve

I watched an Eastern Screech-Owls fly out on Christmas Eve.

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This one stayed asleep for the longest time.

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Then after being awake for a few minutes.

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Like magic, there was a switch.

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Hello owl number two.

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It's amazing how owls change shape.  Look at this photo and the one above it.  See how the feathers puff out to create what looks like a chin.

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Always a look right and a look left before fly out.

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Fly out.

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Then very quickly the other owl appears.

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And a fast fly out.

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Everyone is gone.

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I couldn't photograph it, but we had two copulations tonight.

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The owls scoped out their old cavity from last year.  This one watched as the other one went in.

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They stayed around but it was cold, so we left before they did.  A rare event.