Yesterday’s photo outing wasn’t going so well at the start. Wildlife wasn’t cooperative and crowds at some of my usual spots were frustrating.
I broke free from that and headed out to parts less traveled and was rewarded with this handsome burrowing owl and his mate. They have themselves a nice home on the Great Plains and almost certainly have a family hidden in their home.
He was doing a great job going out and catching bugs, bringing them back and then the female would deliver them into the burrow. For a time, he was well aware of my presence and did a good bit of calling to let me know the area was occupied. Here he is, mid-call, all puffed up and looking right at me.