Sunday, January 18, 2015

Burrowing Owl Side Trip

Today, after finding the Striped Sparrow on County Road 428, we went in search of several Burrowing Owls seen in culverts around the north-eastern part of Williamson County. Apparently, the this was a popular side trip for birders that had come to find the Sparrow as we chatted with several other groups making the circuit. We saw this owl right off the side of County Road 352. It did not seem too phased by the attention. It was even reported by another group as having hopped up on a fence pole to get a better look at the birders.

Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L (Danielle)
This one we saw on County Road 356 guarding the entrance to its culvert. I don't know why this shot reminds me of "Old Brown" in Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin.

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L

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