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Burrowing Owl

Athene cunicularia

Description:

Breeding pair of Burrowing Owls near Othello, Washington. Burrowing Owls will dig their own burrow if others are unavailable, but typically an owl pair will nest in a burrow excavated by animals such as prairie dogs or skunks. Typically 7-9 offspring hatch in April-May and 2-4 survive to fledge about 4 weeks later.

Notes:

These photos were taken by Lin at the Othello Sandhill Crane Festival, March 25-27, 2011.

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5 Comments

Seema
Seema 7 years ago

amazing...

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

Nice little series.

CynthiaMHori
CynthiaMHori 9 years ago

fantastic! Makes me think of the Carl Hiassan book "Hoot"

peter
peter 9 years ago

Best facial expressions ever

Toriroo
Toriroo 9 years ago

Nice series!

Washington, USA

Spotted on Mar 27, 2011
Submitted on Mar 29, 2011

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