Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl, Center For Birds of Prey, 2

Continued from 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.

The little Burrowing Owl (about 5 ounces, 150gm)  is quite striking.

Burrowing Owl
Burrowing Owl

Scanning the sky for safety, the Burrowing Owl was aware of any movement overhead.

Burrowing Owl
Burrowing Owl, Scanning the Sky

The presenters are also on the lookout for hawks and other predators which have been known to drop in on their programs. On this day we only saw Black Vultures and Anhinga passing by.

Burrowing Owl
Burrowing Owl, Radio Transmitter Wire Showing

Without any apparent preparation, the owl dropped into flight.

Burrowing Owl
Burrowing Owl, Radio Transmitter Wire Showing

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

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