New to the educational program at the Center for Birds of Prey since the last time I was there was a Burrowing Owl.
A small fake burrow has been set up at the flight demo area where this female zipped through the tunnels a few times.
At about 5 ounces (150g) these owls are small and fast, both in the air and running.
Like all of the demonstration birds in this program, the owl was sporting a radio transmitter in case of “unauthorized absence.”
She is also trained to perch on the handler’s glove, where you can see the relative size of this little owl.
The Center for Birds of Prey, Awanda, SC
June 24, 2021