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Sep 04, 2012 21:13 |  #1

I went to the San Jose Airport to shoot some planes and came across this guy sitting on a fence. It looks like an owl, but I don't know what kind of an owl it is. Anyone?

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Sep 04, 2012 21:31 |  #2

Looks like a burrowing owl to me . I could be wrong tho .

http://en.wikipedia.or​g/wiki/Burrowing_Owl (external link)




  
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Sep 04, 2012 21:34 |  #3

Not sure what type of Owl he is but he sure is a beauty It looks like he was someones personal bird with the bands. It also doesnt look like he has all of his talons and I bet it is not easy for him to hunt.


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Sep 04, 2012 22:25 |  #4

He sure looks like our Burrowing Owls.


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Sep 05, 2012 02:49 |  #5

itzmered wrote in post #14948854 (external link)
Not sure what type of Owl he is but he sure is a beauty It looks like he was someones personal bird with the bands. It also doesnt look like he has all of his talons and I bet it is not easy for him to hunt.

This is not a personal band. Some long term studies are conducted on Burrowing Owls due to their habit of returning to nesting sites from the previous year. As well as tracking the chicks once they have left the parent's area, hence the call number on its right leg, and its ID band on its left (color code is often region where it was banded).


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Sep 05, 2012 11:20 |  #6

Looks burrowing owl to me, 2 very nice burrowing owls shots :).


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Sep 05, 2012 15:55 as a reply to  @ jodelak's post |  #7

Thank you for the comments. After reading the wiki description on a burrowing owl it described it and the location perfectly. A sandy, very desert like open space. After I walked away, it flew off the fence and disappeared in a hole in the ground.




  
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