2016 Nesting Season has Begun

Cape Coral Burrowing Owls In the News Photos

 

NESTING SEASON IS HERE

March and April is the height of nesting season for the Burrowing Owls.  This burrow gets the award this year for the most decorated.

Photo by Pascha Donaldson
Photo by Pascha Donaldson

 

 

corn cob at burrow
Photo by Beverly Saltonstall

One burrow even had a full corn cob that the owls brought to the nest.  Too funny.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN THE NEWS

BURROWING OWL IN NORTH CAROLINA

MARCH 13, 2016

Nate Swick from North Carolina posted a photo of the Wrightsville Beach Burrowing Owl on his blog 10,000 birds.  The  bird is barely recognizable  through a spotting scope across an inlet.

Eat your heart out North Carolina, the Cape Coral Burrowing Owls can be photographed with a cell phone.

 

A rare sighting of a Burrowing Owl was recently reported in the Charlotte (NC) Observer.  Taylor Piephoff, a “naturalist with an interest in the birds and wildlife of the southern Piedmont, wrote about the Burrowing Owl spotted at Wrightsville Beach.

Taylor reports that the last Burrowing Owl seen in North Carolina was  44 years ago,   I checked on eBird, and a Burrowing Owl was recorded in 2005 in the Asheville area.

Read the whole article below

Rare burrowing owl sighting is a real hoot

A better photo of the Burrowing Owl can be seen here.   A photo in the Charlotte Observer must have been taken from a much closer vantage point?  A boat????

 

CAPE CORAL BURROWING OWLS

PENSIVE Chick

Pensive baby

It sure looks like this little Burrowing Owl is intently studying one of the wildflowers surrounding its burrow.

This owlet is only about 3 weeks old.

 

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