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Baby Burrowing Owl
Burrowing owls are so incredibly cute when they’re little! Early morning shot; hence the big eyes. This adorable baby owl is one of four siblings remaining in a family of burrowing owls. She is being fed by her parents, but beginning to hunt on her own too, pouncing on bugs or anything that looks like it might be a bug, or something that may just be fun and interesting to pounce on!
Burrowing owls are born underground in burrows, often times these are burrows built by prairie dogs. They hunt crickets, grasshoppers, and other bugs, as well as small mammals such as mice, and small reptiles.
This photo was taken near Greeley, Colorado, on July 13th, 2017, at 6:14 a.m.