Thursday, October 18, 2018

Burrowing Owl near Cimarron

If you enjoyed my post about Cimarron Pets, you just might like this one, too!  ;-)  


Just to the east of Cimarron was a pretty large Prairie Dog Town and Handsome Husband saw a little owl.  Y'all know what happened next.  I shouted, "Stop the car!"  ;-)  It's a good thing I married a patient man.

A bit of research taught me that Burrowing Owl populations are declining.  Adult weights are only about 5 ounces.  Unlike most other owls, these usually hunt during the day.


This lovely Burrowing Owl was pretty far from the highway, so the biggest lens was used for my camera.  While the shots aren't great, I was pretty stoked to have captured a photo of this beautiful tiny creature on the prairie.

;-)  -Marci

11 comments:

  1. This is a great picture!!! So sad to hear their population is declining.

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  2. Owls are usually so hard to spot. Good work Marci. I pinned it. Visiting you from Words on Wednesday #WOW, where I shared 5 Self-care Skills You Need to Know. Thanks for hosting and Warm regards, Nancy Andres

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  3. So cute. I think he was posing for you.

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  4. You got some lovely photos here :)

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  5. Hello. Beautiful owl. Why are their population declining?

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  6. Great pictures. It's an owl on my list of 'must see one day'.

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  7. Hello, I just love these cute owls. I would have had to stop the car and go back too. The photos are adorable. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend.

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  8. I can't believe he spotted it! WOW! They are so tiny and oh so cute! Great photos of something I would love to see! Enjoy your weekend!

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  9. Wow, this post is good, my younger sister is analyzing these
    kinds of things, thus I am going to tell her.

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