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Flying Baby Burrowing Owl
Burrowing owls are so incredibly cute when they’re little! This baby owl is one of five siblings in a family of burrowing owls. S/he is still being fed by her parents, but is just starting to hunt on her own too, as in this image, altho often s/he jumps on weeds or sibling owls or whatever happens to look interesting!
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 15th, 2017