I've been watching these chicks since they emerged from their burrow, usually 4-5 days per week. They're all grown up now and independent. Pops still hangs out but Mom hit the road, looking for (probably) a less crowded burrow. ;-)
www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/burrowing_owl/id A little more about this very charismatic and declining species. They've declined through much of their range because of loss of habitat (think the building of Silicon Valley), poisoning of prey items (rodents and insects) and even shooting--some people find it "fun" to shoot at anything that moves. :-( Unlike other owls, they live in the ground, in burrows often dug by other animals, but they are capable of digging their own. Also unlike other owls, they are active during the day, often hunting during early morning and late even hours--and visible throughout much of the day.
It's been a huge treat for me to watch them raise their families as part of my job, after years of hoping for a glimpse of them in areas with very very few Burrowing Owls.