Sunday, September 4, 2011

Burrowing Owls in the Office

Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre, Moose Jaw, Saskaskatchewan: When you are raising an imprinted Burrowing Owl in your office, where do you let it sit?

Anywhere it wants! You want the bird to accept people and not be afraid, don't you? So it's all good. The owl can land safely on the desk, the chair, the flowers, your hair...

Wait a minute! An owl... on your head... ??? Well, on Lorri's head at least. She works with the Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre, and her hair was Potter's chosen perch for a while this afternoon. (After he got out of the Burrowing Owl floral arrangement, he flew right up.)

It's not unusual for Potter to land on someone's head... The BOIC's Facebook page talks about Potter landing on a little boy's head this weekend. Tears at first ensued, but then they became friends.

Potter, the Burrowing Owl, on Lorri's head, © SB

What is this? A somewhat-tame burrowing owl — he's being imprinted to help educate people about the issues his at-risk species faces. 
Location: Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
Photo Date: September 4, 2011. 


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