October 16, 2021

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Northern Observed-whet owl, uncommon for the desert, rescued in Apple Valley

When Apple Valley Animal Shelter personnel rescued a tiny owl that had flown into the window of a community enterprise, they thought they were being working with a creature common to the Mojave Desert.

In a July 19 Facebook publish, town officers said workers had acquired a newborn burrowing owl.

Photos showed the creature looking sour in a “before” image and extensive-eyed in an “after” image.

But commenters speedily chimed in that the chook was not what it appeared to be — and bird specialists have agreed.

The animal is actually a juvenile Northern Observed-whet owl, industry experts said, a secretive species acknowledged to live in forests, not deserts.

Its most current rescue is likely the to start with time the bird — which is only rarely observed in other parts of the Mojave Desert in Southern California — has ever been observed alive in the Substantial Desert.