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Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl owlet stands at attention

Finally! It took some rather stealthy work but I was finally able to get some decent pics of burrowing owls. These were found north of Denver International Airport. Two owlets were seen – the parents must have been napping in their burrows. Will try tomorrow to see if I can get the whole clan.
A burrowing owl owlet keeps a watchful look. © Tony’s Takes

A burrowing owl owlet keeps a watchful look. © Tony’s Takes

Can I help you?

A burrowing owl seems a bit annoyed with a neighboring prairie dog.  Taken this evening at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge.  The burrowing owls are my latest obsession and I am getting frustrated.  They are very, very difficult to find and notoriously shy not letting you get anywhere near close before heading into their holes.  This will be my mission this weekend.  😉  

“Can I help you?” A burrowing owl seems annoyed with a prairie dog. © Tony’s Takes