Burrowing Owls have been rapidly losing habitat, as development takes over desert. These little owls, who make their burrows in the ground, do have some people on their side – rescuers are making “homes” for them with pipes in the ground, in sheltered areas. The little owls often, but not always, adapt quite well. Shot with a telephoto lens, I did not get too close to this one who was obviously leery of me.
Wishing all of you a wonderful holiday season and an inspiring 2015.
Thanks to all of you who follow my blog. I’m humbled by all those who do and appreciate the fact you take time to look at my photography.
This unusual phenomenon occurs usually only for about a week in February. Photographers gather and wait, the setting sun lights up the hill as melting water flows down, and then, soon it is gone and over.
We observed these twins for the four days we were in Silver Salmon Creek, Alaska. Typical of most cases, but not always, the lighter color belongs to a female and darker to a male.