Burrowing Owl, Point Reyes National Seashore

A burrowing owl stands atop a badger digging and scans its territory.

Burrowing Owl, Point Reyes National Seashore

I went out to Point Reyes recently looking for badgers and anything else worth photographing.  I didn’t see any badgers.  However, one benefit in looking for badgers is that you sometimes find burrowing owls using the badger holes or burrows.  Most of the time when I spot a burrowing owl the only part of it I see is its head and yellow eyes staring at me.  This owl was kind enough to do more than peek out the front door.

A burrowing owl stands atop a badger digging.

Burrowing Owl, Point Reyes National Seashore

I sometimes wonder what happens if burrowing owls go into holes that have badgers or weasels in them.  I know I won’t stick my hand down one of those holes.

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About Jim Coda

I am a nature photographer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. I specialize in photos of birds, mammals, and landscapes.
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4 Responses to Burrowing Owl, Point Reyes National Seashore

  1. Pat Ulrich says:

    Fantastic shots of the owls, what a delight to see!

  2. Cathy R says:

    They are great little birds, aren’t they? We have them during the summers out at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge (I’m a volunteer tour guide out there). They are very popular with our visitors.

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