Burrowing Owl who has adapted
Solano County, CA. This is a Burrowing Owl who is living in a culvert. Not only is it a culvert but it is a culvert that is under the railroad tracks. The track bed seemed quite high and after some serious rail during the past few days the culvert area was dry. BUT, just imagine a train passing one foot over your head. Instead of being wise I would guess one would become a nervous wreck.
A special thanks to Pat Heagy for driving and getting close enough so I could photograph the owl through the car window without disturbing it.