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I love - absolutely LOVE – Burrowing Owls!

I don’t know that I’ve ever come across a more photogenic bird. They are amazingly expressive with a dash of cute on the side.

This little guy had emerged from his den (with mom keeping a close watch) and was curious about this odd looking guy with a camera.

As soon as I noticed him, I jostled the camera around to a position that didn’t have any grass crossing his face and begain popping off shots. The moment he heard the camera all his attention was directed at me. Perfect!

Probably one of the easiest shots I’ve ever posted, but man, I just love the little dude!

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