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, Awenda, SC
June 24, 2021
7 thoughts on “Burrowing Owl, Center For Birds of Prey, 1”
Neat to learn about the little critter 🙂
I love these little Burrowing Owls, Ellen. The shot of the one running is especially delightful!
I can see why, Carol! They are a compact bundle of energy. Thanks. I was surprised when she took off like that—zip!
These are adorable owls, love the one running!
The running really surprised me, both that they could and so fast!