IMG_4264-2 Whether it's their mystical appeal, their big eyes or that their head turns all the way around (yes, I know, it really doesn't), I love owls. There used to be a pair of owls along the canal I ran and one day they were gone. Years later I learned about Wild at Heart, and organization that builds burrows and relocates displaced burrowing owls. One of their projects is in Zanjero Park, Gilbert AZ (Lindsey/Santan 202) where many burrowing owls now live including young owls with their ruffled baby feathers.
Burrowing owl in Gilbert, AZ
There were three young owls that kept me entertained. It wasn't until I got home and looked at the pictures that I was able to see the one owl moved a piece of wood into it's burrow.
This piece of wood belongs over here
Very determined burrowing owl Hey, can I have my head scratched too? I'm on a mission Burrowing owl in Zanjero Park, Gilbert