Monday, January 22, 2018

Burrowing Owl

Hello,

Happy Monday, have a great day! I am sharing one of my all time favorite birds, the Burrowing Owl. During various trips to Florida in 2013, 2015 and 2017 I was able to see the Burrowing Owl in the wild. These are all different owls and photos taken from my archives.



Below the Burrowing Owl is perched on a sign say the area is a important bird site, a nesting area for the owls.


Many of my owl sightings were in neighborhoods, close to houses, cars,  people and dogs.


The Burrowing Owls. nest in burrows. Sometimes they would come out of the burrow just enough to see the tops of their heads.



The Burrowing Owls were often see perched on the signs, warning signs to stay away from the owl's nesting area.



With my Canon SX40 I was able to zoom in on the cute owls from a distance. I would never get too close to any bird, they need their space.


They are a little owl only about 9-10 inches tall.












As always I thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

My list of memes for today, I hope to see you there. Thanks to both of the host below.


Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to the hosting team of Our World Tuesday!
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

75 comments:

✿ chica said...

Lindas corujas, sempre com cara de preocupadas,rs...

Bom dia e ótima semana!

beijos praianos,chica

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello Eileen,

How cute they are! Beautiful photos of them.
Happy Monday!

Tom said...

...what a handsome fellow.

Janneke said...

Burrowing Owl, totally unknown to me but I scrolled up and down. This little owl looks so cute..... The only owls I see sometimes in my surroundings is the Tawny owl, we call it 'bosuil', but never had the opportunity to photograph it. By the way your photos are real stunning.

David Gascoigne said...

The Burrowing Owls in Florida that I remember were at Florida Atlantic University In Boca Raton. I don’t know if that colony is still there.

Dicky Bird said...

Cute and so tiny.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
Great captures of the Burrowing owl! Gorgeous pictures!
The are so cute!Thank you for sharing this beauty!
Have a happy day and a lovely week!
Dimi...

Gayle said...

Love these brave little guys. We look out for a village of them on the corner of two busy highways on our visits to Arizona. Happy Day.

Mary Hone said...

I love these. We saw burrowing owls in the Badlands of South Dakota.

Lux G. said...

I'm so fascinated by owls. I really am.

Sandra said...

i said ohhhhhhh out loud at that adorable first photo. so cute and these are fantastic photos. they are amazing, i have never seen these except in photos. beautiful post

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen,:) Captivating images of all the Burrowing Owls. I am amazed that they make their nests so close to human habitation. Thanks for sharing these delightful Owls.:)

Carol Blackburn said...

How interesting! They are beautiful birds.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

awww, so cute...

...reminds me of the tiny burrowers in the desert I'd hope to see every hike

Sondra said...

This is one I've yet to add to my list in fact my owl sightings are lacking greatly. Wow --eye popping-- is the word for your photos!!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Well, aren't they just the cutest little critters! Great clicks Eileen! YAM xx

Dee said...

They have such stern little faces. I love them.

Red said...

They are a very different kind of owl. Here they have almost disappeared .

Debbie said...

these are all amazing captures, they are such a beautiful bird. i have never seen one in the wild...except through you!!!

Lois said...

Fascinating and wonderful photos. I have never seen a Burrowing Owl in person.

Nancy J said...

They look so serious, and so brave to come out of their burrow, I always think for a bird height means safety. Lovely photos,

Karen said...

Very beautiful owl. He really does look wise!

Lady Fi said...

Oh my - adorable x 100!

Christine said...

So glad you are able to zoom in for these awesome photos of one of the cutest owls around!
Thanks for sharing Eileen and have a great week!

Bob Bushell said...

Fantastic Burrowing Owls, I love all of them Eileen.

rupam sarma said...

Woe Amazing pics. Loved the post.

Karen S. said...

Oh my gosh they are just adorable. Wonderful captures Eileen, and the last photo is so sweet it's like they paused just for you to take their picture.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You know these amazing birds are huge favorites of mine!

Linda W. said...

Owls are so cute! Great photos.

Jeanie said...

Your burrowing owl photos are terrific. And I have to say, that zoom is pretty terrific, too! Bravo -- wonderful captures.

Chris Rohrer said...

Always a great owl....and excellent pics to boot!

Lea said...

Great photos! I would love to see a Burrowing Owl, but none here in MS. I would have to go to TX or FL to see one, and that is not likely to happen.
Have a wonderful week!

RedPat said...

They are so cute, Eileen! I've only ever seen one owl - a Snowy owl that was in a park here one winter.

William Kendall said...

They're beautiful birds!

Sandi said...

They are so beautiful! I had no idea there are owls that burrow in the ground. I would have thought they all lived in trees.

Felicia said...

They are so beautiful. I like all kinds of owls.

carol l mckenna said...

Awesome photography of the gorgeous owls!

Happy Week to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka, (A Creative Harbor)

Missy George said...

You know how I love Owls..I didn't know there was a burrowing Owl..Great shots!! He's a cutie..

Michelle said...

A handsome fellow and I LOVE those eyes!

Lowcarb team member said...

I don't know these owls, so lovely to see your photographs here.
I especially liked the first one.

Have a great week

All the best Jan

Klara S said...

Owls are cute. Beautiful images.

Photo Cache said...

These birds must be used to seeing and living near humans. How nice to see that they don't feel threatened by humans.

Worth a Thousand Words

krishna said...

They are so cute!!

The Furry Gnome said...

Fabulous pictures! I didn't know the Burrowing Owl was found in Florida.

Karen said...

Fascinating - they look so much larger!

Angie said...

Eileen - how blessed you are to have seen these in person, and thrice blessed to have shared them with the rest of us. If I get a Canon SX40, will I see a Burrowing Owl?

ellen b. said...

Oh how wonderful. I love seeing these beauties. How exciting to see them in the wild and capture these photos!

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

I love the mean look on this owls faces. Looks like they are small and fierce. I have always loved owls but I have not see one in the wild.

The Yum List said...

I just want to give that owl a gentle hug. He looks so soft and fluffy.

Birgitta said...

Gorgeous pictures! Wishing you a beautiful day!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Fantásticas estas fotografias.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Small City Scenes said...

There are Burrowing Owls out by my daughter's place in Eastern Wa. I have yet to get a good image of one. Your;s are excellent
MB

Nancy Chan said...

The owls are beautiful! We don't get to see owls here.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, burrowing owls are so cute

Phil Slade said...

A lovely set of pictures Eileen. So much like our Little Owl but I do believe your Burrowing Owl has longer legs. That would make sense for their digging prowess.

A Colorful World said...

I have ALWAYS wanted to see a burrowing owl. In fact, owls are largely on my photo bucket list...I've seen a few, never been able to photograph them. But never a Burrowing Owl! Fantastic photos!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Ohhh!!! Beautiful images .. Congratulations and best regards

Becca said...

I am a huge animal lover, but I always keep my distance from owls because they scare me slightly. They are very beautiful though!

Betsy Adams said...

How special to get to see those beauties --over several years... Owls are such interesting creatures.... Just gorgeous... Thanks for sharing.

Hugs,
Betsy

Cloudia said...

Such wonderful shots, Eileen!

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Loving this!!

Ranten said...

Lovely pictures of the Burrowing Owls! Happy new week!

Our photos said...

Wow, beautiful bird !

magnoliasntea said...

Really great photos of the Burrowing Owl, Eileen. Loved the post.
Have a great week!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I would be thrilled to see ANY owl in my lifetime :) I so enjoyed this.

Red Rose Alley said...

Your Owl pictures are so interesting, and what a handsome fellow he is. ; )

~Sheri

Beatrice Euphemie said...

They are so adorable! Wonderful shots - so detailed. Such a thrill to see them! Hope your week is warming up a bit. x Karen

Betty Crow said...

This is a new owl for me. Very interesting. You captured them beautifully.

Mary Cromer said...

Stopping by on my way to see more of Saturday's Critters and stopped right here...How adorable they are, such wonderful images you have shared. I have gone looking for these precious Owls when I have been in Florida, every trip...so far I have not seen a single one. Between Burrowing Owls and Manatees, I do believe that they know when I am arriving and hide... Lovely visit

NatureFootstep said...

last week I w´saw a program about young animals and there was a family of burow owls with 6 chicks :) So lovely to see and learn about them :)

Gorgeous photography Eileen :)

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Yes, the Burrowing Owls are extra cute little birds. I used to watch a small flock that lived next to the then new library at Sacramento State when I was a student in the mid-70s. I doubt that flock is still located there due to construction and generally large student presence and parking lot in that region of the campus. Fun to see them though. Have a great Thursday tomorrow!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; First of all, what a gorgeous bird Burrowing Owl is☆☆☆ Their eyes are really impressive. And your explanation about the second picture made me smile a little♪ Yes, birdies need space, aren't they? I often (or almost always) scared them away (^^;)

Thank you SO much for hosting wonderful link, I promise linking and commenting this Saturday.
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

Liz Powley said...

Totally gorgeous birds! And stunning shots. Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful moemnts :D

Best wishes,
Liz

Rambling Woods said...

The cuteness is killing me...adorable....Michelle

Lynne said...

Love that focused face and EYES of the Burrowing Owl . . .
Great pics Eileen!

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