Whole Owl

Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia). Photo Brendan Tidd

The Burrowing Owl in the Nature Area on the north side of the park has been notoriously discreet, if not downright paranoid. It’s stayed low. It’s screened itself behind layers of twigs, grasses, and weeds. It’s shown mostly the top of its head. There’s a string of images on this website attesting to the owl’s caution. All the more remarkable are these photos by Brendan Tidd. He’s been going to the park frequently and seeing the owl consistently in both of its locations, the one farther away and the one nearer the paved perimeter trail. Brendan’s diligence was rewarded on December 9 and 12 with these extraordinary photos. The one above is the first and so far only photo of this owl seen in its entirety. This is a classic Burrowing Owl photo that could go “in the books.” The other two, below, are also very good. Congratulations, Brendan, on these wonderful images, and thank you for sharing.

Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) Photo Brendan Tidd
Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) Photo Brendan Tidd

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2 thoughts on “Whole Owl

  • December 22, 2020 at 9:50 pm
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    They are so darned cute! and so much character!
    thank you

  • December 22, 2020 at 5:28 pm
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    Yes. Amazingly terrific shot of our elusive park owl.

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