Birds - Marc Haegeman Photography

Burrowing owl chicks waiting for their meal

Very hard to spot in the prairie and surrounded by a network of prairie dogs continuously on the alert - not to mention the mother owl's own diversionary actions - this cute, drowsy bunch was patiently waiting for their next meal delivery.

owlburrowing owlbirdsprairieplainsBadlands National ParkSouth DakotagrasslandsAthene cunicularia