Taos birdwatchers eagerly await John Lay’s email missives. “Both owls on burrow,” he wrote in early April. Like expectant parents, we’re wondering if there will be owlets.
Lay, a Taos photographer and birdwatcher, has photographed the iconic western burrowing owls near his home for the past two years. “These days,” he said, “we can watch nest cams and get some idea of bird family behavior, but it doesn’t quite feel the same as watching two birds raise a whole family from about 50 feet away. That’s enchanting.”
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