Another one of the summertime critters that I am looking forward to seeing soon.
Usually I see the burrowing owls return to the Colorado plains during the first couple of weeks of April. That time of year, snow is not out of the question here and I suspect that sometimes that catches the little guys off guard.
This image was taken last year and was the first owl of the season I had seen. We had just received a nice shot of snow and as I was driving, I see it hanging out right next to the road. It was quite patient and not the least bit bothered by me. The owl even gave me some nice calls which is what it was doing when this image was taken.