NESTING SEASON IS HERE
March and April is the height of nesting season for the Burrowing Owls. This burrow gets the award this year for the most decorated.
One burrow even had a full corn cob that the owls brought to the nest. Too funny.
BURROWING OWL IN NORTH CAROLINA
Nate Swick from North Carolina posted a photo of the Wrightsville Beach Burrowing Owl on his blog 10,000 birds. The bird is barely recognizable through a spotting scope across an inlet.
Eat your heart out North Carolina, the Cape Coral Burrowing Owls can be photographed with a cell phone.
A rare sighting of a Burrowing Owl was recently reported in the Charlotte (NC) Observer. Taylor Piephoff, a “naturalist with an interest in the birds and wildlife of the southern Piedmont, wrote about the Burrowing Owl spotted at Wrightsville Beach.
Taylor reports that the last Burrowing Owl seen in North Carolina was 44 years ago, I checked on eBird, and a Burrowing Owl was recorded in 2005 in the Asheville area.
Read the whole article below
A better photo of the Burrowing Owl can be seen here. A photo in the Charlotte Observer must have been taken from a much closer vantage point? A boat????
It sure looks like this little Burrowing Owl is intently studying one of the wildflowers surrounding its burrow.
This owlet is only about 3 weeks old.