BURROWING OWL NEAR NEST
The Burrowing Owl has become an endangered species throughout much of its former range because of the over-use of pesticides. The owl feeds primarily on grasshoppers which makes it a secondary target of some of the chemicals used by farmers to rid their fields of those pests. Where grasshoppers are abundant, the owl won't be far behind.
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BIRDS OF A FEATHER