Female Burrowing Owl and Owlet (Athene cunicularia)

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    Our goal this season was to locate and monitor a breeding pair of Burrowing Owls. Anne and I were fortunate to locate four burrows near Fresno all active with pairs. It took several trips and many days monitoring behavior in an effort to be there at the right time when the owlets leave the burrow. I believe we missed the actual day by a week, but two of the owlets were easily identified as the last hatched. I am posting just a few of so many good images taken over the past two months and when time permits I am going to put together a slideshow for easy viewing. All images were taken from the van and very few have been cropped.

    This is the adult female owl bring food to one of the 7 owlets.

    Frank217, SFK-R photo-graphics, and 35 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Ken Paris 71 months ago | reply

      Nothing to say but outstanding!!!!!!!

    2. Todd Ryburn 71 months ago | reply

      Great timing with the wing span!

    3. sebastian.graeber 70 months ago | reply

      This one is a really great work! I really like it ...

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    4. NaturalLight 70 months ago | reply

      Oh wow! What a great behaviour image...

    5. loweryjes 70 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called high quality nature, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      this whole series is awesome! great work.

    6. CLICK GROUP معين الشريف Moeen 70 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called C L ! C K !! (P-1 A-3), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    8. Alister Chu 70 months ago | reply


      WOW!! seen on :


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    9. Angels And Dragonflies [deleted] 70 months ago | reply

      This is a great photo!! Wow! Great capture!


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    10. Laurie 3229 70 months ago | reply

      Wow, awesome shot!

    11. Daydreams by Darlene [deleted] 69 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Earth Images Nature Photography, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      Amazing capture!!!

    12. Tony Carlos Br 68 months ago | reply

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    13. 1987porsche944 56 months ago | reply

      This is just an amazing photo. I love Burrowing Owls so much.

    14. fossiled 55 months ago | reply

      Magical timing and wonderful image.

    15. Emmog 53 months ago | reply

      Wonderful sharpness and detail. I love the DoF
      Matt

    16. EncyclopediaOfLife 46 months ago | reply

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    17. mikebaird 46 months ago | reply

      Kevin, reviewing this again - no wonder it ranks amongst the "most interesting" in the photomorrobay pool
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    18. aenee 20 months ago | reply

      Thank you for sharing, it's beautiful !!!

    19. robssurfreport 11 months ago | reply

      Thank you for sharing the use of your photos. I used this one and the photo of the seven owlets for my daily haiku here:

      robssurfreport.com/2014/05/11/daily-haiku-2014-05-11/

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