Thursday, June 16, 2011

Badlands Owls

Burrowing Owl

Over the past few days I have been lucky enough to see a couple species of owls in the badlands of North Dakota. While driving around finding a place to camp for the night I came across a Burrowing Owl. There were some places nearby that looked like they could be used for nesting by the Burrowing Owl.

Last night I camped in a Little Missouri National Campground. As it was getting dark I started to hear young owls screeching. After getting out of my tent I found two fledged Great-horned Owls. In the morning, one of the adults was perched about 20 feet away from my tent.

Great Horned Owlet

A picture of the owlet moving his head back and forth, looking at me.


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