This little fuzzball is just learning to fly and hence spent a bit of time on the ground this day.
Foto: Julian ZuletaNombre en español: Mochuelo Conejo Nombre en inglés: Burrowing Owl Nombre científico: Athene cunicularia Familia: Strigidae Canto: Andrew SpencerDescripción Anteriormente clasificada en el género Speotyto. Es un búho diurno, bastante gregario y propio de áreas abiertas. En la mitología griega Athene era la diosa de la sabiduría, la guerra y las artes liberales cuya ave favorita…
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,…
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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 I […]
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 living […]
You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. Thanks to my friend Dan, I’ve been able to spend many evenings this spring and in the past two springs sitting in his back yard, observing the family of Western Screech Owls that resides there. I’ve had […]