This week’s photo, taken March 13, 2016 near Othello, WA, features a BURROWING OWL.
On our way back to Seattle from our recent birding trip in Walla Walla County, we took a slight detour through the small town of Othello, where we hoped to spot one particular species of bird. After half an hour of slowly cruising a few gravel roads in this agricultural community, we found our target bird, a BURROWING OWL. It stood motionless for several minutes, paying little attention to us or to the intensifying rain. Conveniently, for us and for the owl, we took our photos without getting out of our car. Contrary to the nocturnal behavior of most owls, Burrowing Owls frequently stand outside their burrows during daylight hours.
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