Burrowing Owls — Meet The Kids! — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. I believe that I can safely say that of all the subjects that I photograph nothing is cuter than baby Burrowing Owls. They bear an uncanny resemblance to small children’s plush toys and their behaviors are totally […]…

Fuzzball — nature has no boss

This little fuzzball is just learning to fly and hence spent a bit of time on the ground this day. via Fuzzball — nature has no boss

Screech Owls: Your Secret Neighbor — Oakland County Blog

WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY I had not thought much about Screech Owls until recently, when two things happened this month. A few weeks ago I began to hear their annual high-pitched whinnies and magical sounding soft trills coming from the edge of my woods. It’s a sound I know well and hear every February,… via…

Spectacled Owls at Cope’s Place — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. Our Costa Rica adventure included a hike one morning in search of Spectacled Owls. We were led down a narrow jungle trail by a man named Cope (pronounced “Co-pay”). Cope is a naturalist and an illustrator of […]…

Through the Lens: Eastern Screech-Owl Camouflage | Cornell Lab of Ornithology — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

Enjoy an intimate look at the Eastern Screech-Owl’s roosting habits as presented by Cornell Lab of Ornithology photographer Gerrit Vyn. Find out more about screech-owls at All About Birds: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Eastern_Screech-Owl/id A film from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. If no film or link appears in this email, go to the blog to view it by […]…

Burrowing Owls — They’re Not Trying To Be Cute — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. In recent years, we have formed a consensus that owls are cute. Suddenly, there are owl plush toys, cute owl postcards, and owl greeting cards everywhere. Go to Youtube and type “cute owl” into the search engine […]…

Great Horned Owl At Rest — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. Yesterday, at around lunch time, my friend Sam texted me. There was a Great Horned Owl perching in an olive tree in his back yard. Was I interested in photographing it? Sam is practically a neighbor so…

Great Horned Owl — Fierce Mother — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. I was drinking my morning cup of decaf yesterday at 5:30 a.m. when I received a text from my friend Dan. He advised me that he had come across a mother Great Horned Owl and her owlet…