Well I have finally come to the realization that the Burrowing owl on my front lawn is gone. I haven’t see it for over 2 weeks now. Telling the difference between a male and female Burrowing Owl is difficult at best. I was thinking that the owl that sat in my tree all night was a male, but I am beginning to think it was a female. The males make a coo-cooing sound very similar to a mourning dove. The owl that was at my house was making a chattering call all night, so I am thinking it might have been a female.
At any rate he/she is gone. Hopefully it found a mate and went off to another burrow somewhere. There are a few active nests that now have chicks, so I will just have to be content watching them this year.