BURROWING OWL

December 2014: Burrowing Owl carved from Butternut.

Burrowing Owl
Burrowing Owl

Carved from Butternut - December 2014

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Burrowing Owl
Burrowing Owl

Carved from Butternut - December 2014

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Burrowing Owl
Burrowing Owl

Carved from Butternut - December 2014

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Burrowing Owl

Owls are unmistakable birds, and that goes double for a long-legged owl that hunts on the ground during the day. Burrowing Owls are small, sandy colored owls with bright-yellow eyes. They live underground in burrows they’ve dug themselves or taken over from a prairie dog, ground squirrel, or tortoise. They live in grasslands, deserts, and other open habitats, where they hunt mainly insects and rodents. Their numbers have declined sharply with human alteration of their habitat and the decline of prairie dogs and ground squirrels.