Burrowing Owl juvenile on a Sagebrush

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I can’t resist photographing Burrowing Owls, I just can’t. They are so much fun to see and observe. I photographed this juvenile Burrowing Owl last year as it tried to get its balance back while perched on a Sagebrush and the pose and facial expression amuses me.

I’ve been seeing the Burrowing Owls on the island again, it won’t be too long before there are chicks.



  1. Mia McPherson May 27, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Burrowing Owls are such characters, thank you all for your comments.

    Mavourneen, I’ve seen some active burrows but we most likely won’t see much of the owls until the chicks make their way out of the burrows.

  2. Tammy Karr April 21, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Love that expression and those beautiful eyes! How wonderful to get to see these adorable birds!

  3. Sherry in MT April 21, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    That is a fabulous photo and I’d agree, that expression is priceless! Got to see (and touch) my first ever great horned owl at the vet clinic Thursday. It was amazing but STINKY – he’d been eating skunk. Phew!

  4. Bob Bushell April 21, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    I don’t blame you Mia, they are beautiful.

  5. Wally April 21, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    What a cool picture! Great expression. Looks like he’s trying to remain calm until he can gain a foothold.
    Simply wonderful creatures!

  6. Utahbooklover April 21, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Wonderful photo — hard to beat the expression of a juvenile. Keep up the good work, Mia.

  7. M. Bruce April 21, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Marvelous Mia, simply marvelous!

  8. eric c11 April 21, 2013 at 10:37 am

    very nice position on the picture, good timing mia ☺
    have a nice end of week end

  9. Prairie Birder April 21, 2013 at 9:16 am

    They are such cute birds, excellent photograph, Mia!

  10. Kathy Detweiler April 21, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Beautiful! I have never seen one.

  11. mavourneen s. April 21, 2013 at 7:12 am

    You are lucky to have seen the owls on the Island again. I haven’t seen them, but it looks like they’ve been making their dens, “homely” Unless someone just messed up all the dirt on purpose? Cool shot though!

  12. John Randall April 21, 2013 at 7:06 am

    Beautiful photo Mia. Sweet image to start my day , Thanks!

  13. Susan April 21, 2013 at 6:15 am

    Fantastic capture Mia:)

  14. Beverly Everson April 21, 2013 at 5:49 am

    Wow! I’ve only seen them in pictures and once from a vehicle in CO. Great shot!

  15. Eileen April 21, 2013 at 4:17 am

    Love the owls! I was able to see them for the first time in Florida! Very cute shot, Mia.

  16. Steve Creek April 21, 2013 at 4:16 am

    What an amazing capture Mia! I spent a lot of time with these little Owls on my visit to Anelope Island. Thanks for showing me where they were.

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