These owls live in a man-made home. Because of disappearing habitat due to development, many Burrowing Owls were being forced out of their natural areas. Rescued by volunteers, and relocated to a temporary area to acclimate to a new place, they are quite adaptable and the relocation success is generally high. Without human help, these lovely creatures would certainly decrease in number. I would prefer we don’t have to do this, but performed by the right, knowledgeable, registered people, this program is very successful.
There are many excellent websites on the net with free information for photographers. I will list them from time to time – those I’ve checked out and might be useful for you.
Here’s one on Creative Photography: http://blog.photoshopcreative.co.uk/category/tutorials/page/3/
These birds never stay still for long. This picture is softer than I like, but I felt lucky to capture him.