Having found the Eastern Screech Owl the other day, yesterday I went hunting for a Burrowing Owl who is located not far away. I had driven there Wednesday but only found a feral cat hunting on the rock piles where the bird was reported.
Yesterday afternoon, the first thing I spotted was a Loggerhead Shrike and then another feral cat. “Great,” I thought, being pretty sure that the bird would be laying low.
However, as I scanned the piles of rocks along the dike, a Burrowing Owl was perched up like nothing was amiss. This is the best look I’ve had at one — and I took a few shots through the open truck window as the guy/gal posed.
I plan to return with Mary to see this guy again once the cold front winds die down. It’s a great bird.