Burrowing Owls can be found year- round in Florida. They mate in early Spring and lay a clutch of 3-12 egg . Gestation takes 28 days. Burrowing owls eat moles, mice, grasshoppers, beetles, birds, amphibians and reptiles. (You can never know enough about Burrowing Owls!!!)
They're great to take pictures of because they're very active... they bob their heads a lot while hopping and flying around their burrows.
Burrowing Owls are protected by State law in Florida. Once a nest has been found, the area around it is taped off with yellow tape creating a visual barrier reminding people not to disturb them. The owls sometimes perch on the poles/posts that the tape is tied to, while guarding their babies.
Besides Florida, Burrowing Owls can be found in The Caribbean Islands, from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean and from the Canadian Provinces to South America.
You can find out if you live near any burrowing owls by calling your local Audubon Society. If you get the chance to photograph them, you will love it!!!
I cropped two of these pictures but didn't do any work in Lightroom or Photoshop yet. If anyone has any suggestions on adjustments that they need or criticisms of the pictures themselves, I would love the feedback. Thanks!
|I think that this owl looks like one of the Muppets!|