Burrowing Owl, On Handler's Glove

Burrowing Owl, Center For Birds of Prey, 1

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.

Burrowing Owl Demonstration Mound
Burrowing Owl Demonstration Mound

At about 5 ounces (150g) these owls are small and fast, both in the air and running.

Burrowing Owl, Running
Burrowing Owl, Running

Like all of the demonstration birds in this program, the owl was sporting a radio transmitter in case of “unauthorized absence.”

Burrowing Owl, Perched
Burrowing Owl, Perched

She is also trained to perch on the handler’s glove, where you can see the relative size of this little owl.

Burrowing Owl, On Handler's Glove
Burrowing Owl, On Handler’s Glove

The Center for Birds of Prey,  Awanda, SC
June 24, 2021

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