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Burrowing Owls

 

Doug Harling

Burrowing Owls are highlighted in this week's Birds of El Paso County column. The one shown above was spotted in Fountain recently.

Owls, owls and owls. I just can’t get enough of them! Owls are such a

passion of mine. Look up the American Indian zodiac signs and see if you

are an owl. I did and I am an owl. Maybe that’s where the obsession I have

with them comes from. Maybe it’s just the noble life of solitude they live.

Maybe it’s their powerful look of determination. That look and behavior

can be found in all owls. Then there is the Burrowing Owl. This owl kind

of steps out of the norm, as far as owls go.

Where most owls hunt at night and live a life of solitude deep in the

trees, the Burrowing Owl removes it...



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