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Went out with Gina ,liz and Luda in search of Burrowing Owls, most were staying in their burrows but we did find a few.
The Burrowing Owl is a tiny, but long-legged owl.
They nest and roost in burrows, such as those excavated by prairie dogs . Unlike most owls, burrowing owls are often active during the day, although they tend to avoid the mid-day heat. Most hunting is still done from dusk until dawn, like many owls, when they can use their night vision and hearing to their advantage.The burrowing owl is endangered in Canada, threatened in Mexico, and a species of special concern in Florida and most of the western USA. It is a state-endangered species in Colorado.Height: About 10 inches.
Weight: Average is about 6 ounces.
Unlike most owls in which the female is larger than the male, the sexes of the burrowing owl are the same size
Captured in Cape Coral, Florida
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  • Davidsdigits
    Davidsdigitsalmost 4 years ago

    lol,,, So cute this is one thing I never see One of these days tho" ….Great shot

  • thanks so much David, yes you must check them out, they are so cute

    – kathy s gillentine

  • rodeorose
    rodeorosealmost 4 years ago

    Fabulous shot Kathy! What a cutie! Great to see you all out together!

  • thanks alot Rosie, it was alot of fun

    – kathy s gillentine

  • John Dalkin
    John Dalkinalmost 4 years ago

    What a little cutie Kathy, is it looking for a home ? lol

  • they are so cute John, LOL I will have to ask it. thanks so much

    – kathy s gillentine

  • byronbackyard
    byronbackyardalmost 4 years ago

    OMG sooo cute, what a great shot … great focus and DOF and also a great ‘character’ shot!

  • many thanks Byron, they are so small and cute

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Jason Asher
    Jason Asheralmost 4 years ago

    Great shot Kathy, I love barking owls, but damn this is a particularly creepy image :D

  • thanks so much Jason, their eyes creep me out all the time

    – kathy s gillentine

  • julie anne  grattan
    julie anne gr...almost 4 years ago

    Great shot kathy

  • thank you Julie

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Penny V-P
    Penny V-Palmost 4 years ago

    Fab. capture Kathy – so cute – it’s the first burrowing owl I’ve seen – amazing.

  • thanks so much Penny, they are cool little owls

    – kathy s gillentine

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosalmost 4 years ago

    What a little cutie – this is gorgeous.

  • thank you so much

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Tainia Finlay
    Tainia Finlayalmost 4 years ago

    Stunning capture Kathy, he is gorgeous!!

  • thank you so much Tainia

    – kathy s gillentine

  • JuliaWright
    JuliaWrightalmost 4 years ago

    So very beautiful capture…it is so cute and gorgeous!!

  • thanks so much Julia

    – kathy s gillentine

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