Burrowing Owl by Kimberly Chadwick

Taken in Marana, Arizona with a Canon Powershot SX10IS

The only small terrestrial owl in North America, Burrowing Owls nest burrows and often rests on fence posts by day. Its populations have declined with the loss of its open-country habitat to agriculture and development and with the drastic reduction of black-tailed prairie dogs, which provided burrows.

The Florida sub-species (floridana) differs from western hypugaea in plumage; both taxa have strayed out of range.

VOICE Male; an odd, endearing, roosterlike coo-cooo! Female a harsh, short screech.

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My goal is to get my name out there among the vast ocean of Natural photographers. To be known for my skill with a Point & Shoot~

My images are not photo shopped. They have only been adjusted with basic sharpening, contrasting & saturation techniques. I believe that in order to appreciate Nature, you have to capture it as it is, naturally.

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  • byronbackyard
    byronbackyardabout 5 years ago

    Oh that’s so cute. Look at his funny little legs. Well done!

  • Thanks you darlin, they are quite the cuties to photograph!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • casschadwick
    casschadwickabout 5 years ago

    Gees, get this bird some knee socks!

  • I will get right on that! Thanks for visiting Cass!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Judy Grant
    Judy Grantabout 5 years ago

    Great find and great capture ~!

  • Thank you Ma’am. I appreciate, though I didn’t “find” them, I heard it through the grapevine…lol

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • EagleHunter
    EagleHunterabout 5 years ago

    That is to funny, reminds me of an old man with the bushy eyebrows and chicken legs! Very cool shot.

  • I can totally see that..lol. Thank you so very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyabout 5 years ago

    Sweet capture Kimmie! I have encountered some captive Burrowing Owls in the UK and they have such BIG personalities for little owls!!! Definitely my favourite of all owls! ;o)

  • That they do. I swear you can read their expressions at times…lol, Thank you my friend!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 5 years ago

    And I stand before you today to remind you that I was here first…. Politicians come & go, but Burrowing is forever! Great shot, Kim!!

  • AMEN! Thank you Sheila~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosabout 5 years ago

    How fabulous! Those eyes are huge!!

  • Do you think it falls into the eyes are too big for the stomach…lol, thank you for visiting me, I do so appreciate that!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture of this unusual looking Owl, not the face and eyes, but those legs!!

  • They are funny looking aren’t they…lol. Thank yo Ma’am~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Rstrick2
    Rstrick2about 5 years ago

    This is cool photo. we them here in various places, but i have yet to go get some photos. great Work on this.

  • Thank you very much Robert, It means a lot to me Sir1

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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  • Thank you Howard, I appreciate your visit darlin!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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