Rare Burrowing Owl Sighting

Earlier this week I made a quick run down to the coast to try to add a bird to my State List. I’ve written about chasing birds before; it’s something some birders do to build up their life, state, or even county lists.

This time the destination was the south end of Wrightsville Beach where I could scope over Masonboro Inlet to Masonboro Island to see my target.

The target was an owl that has been hanging out on the rock jetty on the south end of Masonboro Island. It’s not your typical owl, rather it is a tiny owl that spends a lot of its time not above ground – but underground. Meet the burrowing owl.

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