Sunday, September 4, 2011

Potter the Burrowing Owl Drifts off to Sleep

Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre, Moose Jaw, SK: One final picture of Potter, the Burrowing Owl. Given how late it is when I'm writing this and how tired I feel, it's appropriate that he's drifting to sleep. Drifting bird-style, of course, propped on one foot.

Potter, Burrowing Owl - photo by Shelley Banks
Time for sleep...   © SB
Nature Saskatchewan describes these small birds of prey as "slightly larger than a robin." In the wild, they may live only an average of three to four years. Most of Canada`s (few) burrowing owls migrate 2,500 to 3,500 km to southern Texas and Central Mexico; their flight begins from late August to mid-October, and by November, we hope that they`ve arrived.


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