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Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) Dec. 30 2022

After a night of rain showers, again dubbed “atmospheric river,” the Burrowing Owl looked a bit wet but not uncomfortable enough to seek shelter. It stood in Perch B, where park visitors could see it. Few did. Although the rain had slowed to a drizzle, more or less, the park was almost empty of people. During the 20 minutes that my camera filmed the bird, it was more active than usual. It raised itself high, spun its head from side to side with sudden moves, fluffed and shook itself dry, preened its feet, and changed positions a few inches. That made for a longer and more action-packed video than usual.

Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) Dec. 30 2022

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