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Spring is in the air as Burrowing Owls mate on the plains

Well, these images were taken on Mother’s Day so I reckon perhaps in a way it is fitting that this pair was working on making babies. 😉 The pair was initially perched on two separate burrows. The female came flying in and that seemed to be all the invitation the male needed to initiate the intimacy.

With any luck, the pair was successful but it will be several weeks before any potential little ones make a public appearance.

Oddly enough, this seems to be – at least for me – a bit of a down year for Burrowing Owls. The majority of the usual spots where I have seen them in recent years have no activity or did once and have not since. It could just be a bit of bad luck / bad timing for me seeing them. But, in general, I am seeing far fewer pictures of them in my Colorado photo groups than what I would normal expect.

See more pics of these cool little guys that I have taken in the past here.

Burrowing Owls mate on the plains of Colorado.  (© Tony’s Takes)

Burrowing Owls mate on the plains of Colorado. (© Tony’s Takes)

Burrowing Owls mate on the plains of Colorado.  (© Tony’s Takes)

Burrowing Owls mate on the plains of Colorado. (© Tony’s Takes)

Burrowing Owls mate on the plains of Colorado.  (© Tony’s Takes)

Burrowing Owls mate on the plains of Colorado. (© Tony’s Takes)

Burrowing Owls mate on the plains of Colorado.  (© Tony’s Takes)

Burrowing Owls mate on the plains of Colorado. (© Tony’s Takes)

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