The young Burrowing Owls I have been following and photographing are growing up but many of them still stay close to the burrows they hatched in.
Not only did the burrows provide them with safety from the elements they also provide a place that the owls can escape predators from the sky. I have seen Peregrine Falcons try to take young owls and being able to go deep into the burrows would save their lives.
They grow up so fast and before too long they will head out to over winter further south but for now many of the young owls still stay close to their burrows.
Life is good.