Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Burrowing Owl

We were walking our dogs at the regional park today and saw some burrowing owls. I didn't have my camera then, so I drove back later to take some pictures. When we were there earlier, the baby was at the opening of the hole, but when I went back, it didn't want to come out. But you can see one of the parents keeping guard in these pictures. When I walked the dog past, the parent was really squawking at her. The nest is the hole right below the bush. They are so cute. I remember not too many years ago a company wanted to build houses where some burrowing owls were living. The city made them relocate the owls before they could build.


Amber said...

have you seen that kid's movie "Hoot"? it's all about kids trying to save burrowing owls in florida, its cute.

Looney said...

I didn't know there was such a thing. Nice work!

Nene said...

I've never heard of burrowing owls either. I'm going to have to find that movie.