I watched an Eastern Screech-Owls fly out on Christmas Eve.
This one stayed asleep for the longest time.
Then after being awake for a few minutes.
Like magic, there was a switch.
Hello owl number two.
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.
Always a look right and a look left before fly out.
Then very quickly the other owl appears.
And a fast fly out.
Everyone is gone.
I couldn't photograph it, but we had two copulations tonight.
The owls scoped out their old cavity from last year. This one watched as the other one went in.
They stayed around but it was cold, so we left before they did. A rare event.