Friday, July 11, 2014

Burrowing owls: successful nesting this year in parts of Otero County

Severe drought conditions have plagued much of southeast Colo for the past 5 to 7 years with reductions in some bird species and nesting. This year some parts of the area have received rain that is not a lot but adequate. I was delighted to find a section of a county road going north from Lake Holbrook with a veritable boom in young Burrowing Owls: 15 owls (both parents and young) along both sides about a quarter mile long. SeEtta