Burrowing Owl Chicks

Some new photos of Calif Burrowing Owl chicks in Calif. Although they are not on the Endangered Species List they are in decline in most areas of the West due to loss of habitat. They should be protected as their future is very uncertain. Their preferred habitat is low grassy areas and sandy soil and are dependent on abandoned ground squirrel tunnels or other rodents nests. Warehouse, Commercial construction and housing developments have eliminated much of their habitat.

See my short video on Youtube on these Burrowing Owls

new Burrowing Owl video
Get Off My Stick !
I got here first.
Sibling rivalry
Take Off
Burrowing Owl Chicks
Burrowing Owl Landing

Burrowing Owl Landing
Young Chicks Recently Out of Nest

Young Owlet

Collision?
Was That A UFO
Burrowing Owl Acrobats

Peregrine Falcons 2

More Peregrine juveniles at Torrey Pines, LaJolla,CA. June 11 mostly foggy day.

“High Five”

Peregrine Landing
Peregrine Siblings
Peregrines Play Fight
Peregrine Landing

Peregrines Fri June 14

It started off foggy and slow in the morning and then better action in the early afternoon at Torrey Pines.

Peregrine Takeoff

Peregrine Play Fight

Peregrine Flyby

Peregrine Falcons

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Three Peregrine Falcons are out of their nest on the cliffs of Torrey Pines State Park in La Jolla, Cal. They are flying along the cliffs and landing on trees above the beach and the parents are bringing them prey (small birds) which they transfer in mid-air. The young ones are play fighting and practicing their acrobatic flying skills like tiny jet fighters. Adults can reach over 220 mph in a dive when catching prey in mid-air.

Peregrine Landing
Peregrine Aerial Play Fight
Young Peregrines Takeoff
Peregrine Landing
Peregrine Landing on Yucca
Peregrines mid-air chase
3 Peregrines
Peregrine Chase

Peregrine with Prey
Peregrine with Prey
Peregrine Flyby
Peregrine Flyby
Peregrine Acrobatics
Peregrine Acrobatics