Two! But which owl is the original?

I’ve followed the Being Bodeker blog for a while. Nothing like it. She appears to know a whole heck of a lot about birds. Her images are magnificent … like what you would find here in this blog about an owl.

Being Bodeker

IMG_5126[1] Coralee, there’s TWO!!!!

Several hours after posting yesterday about the red morph Eastern Screech-owl the kids found in a dead tree’s cavity above our creek, Brian & Merritt found the owl again using binoculars in the yard, but s/he now had a mate! Another red-morph ESO!

Two red morph Eastern Screech-owls; Benton County; top right owl appears larger, so female?  Male on bottom left? Two red morph Eastern Screech-owls; Benton County; top right owl appears larger, so female? Male on bottom left?

IMG_5127[1] Top right owl.

 They were dozing.  Opening one eye every now & then.  Roosting in a cedar/juniper tree just a few steps up-creek from the cavity.

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IMG_5125[1] Top right owl, probably the female…which makes me think she is new. IMG_5049[2] So who am I? This is the original owl we saw…do you think this is the owl in the top right or the bottom left? The bottom left owl is smaller & males are smaller. IMG_5124[2] Click to enlarge. Bottom left owl appears both smaller & a darker shade…

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