|Please note that this information is taken from the series and may not be factual.|
Burrowing Owls eat many insects. Their favorites are grasshoppers and beetles. They also eat small birds, mice, voles and ground squirrels.
The burrow is lined with dried plants, feathers and wattle (dried manure). Six to twelve eggs are laid. Not all the eggs hatch at once. The egg that is laid first hatches first. The nest can get overcrowded. The older ones stand outside near the doorway and wait for the parents to bring something to eat. The parents might use more than one burrow as a home for the young owls. It is also safer to have more than one burrow.
The brown feathers make it harder to spot the burrowing owl in the dry grass. If an enemy comes near the father sounds an alarm and tries to lead the animal away from the burrow. If an enemy enters the burrow, the young make a hissing noise that sounds like a rattlesnake. This scares some animals away.
Burrowing Owls migrate south for the winter, but unlike other owls, they are not that good at flying and prefer to walk.
This little bird has many enemies. Snakes, other owls, hawks, badgers, skunks, foxes, weasels, cats and dogs eat the young birds or the eggs. Humans are also their enemies because people destroy the nesting areas.
The burrows can get flooded during a heavy rainfall.