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Burrowing Owl’s Crazy Eyes

This would have been a good post for Halloween with the fully dilated eyes of this Burrowing Owl.  He got all puffed up and stared down this prairie dog that got a little too close.

Saw this behavior a few times this summer but this was the only one with the owl looking in my direction.

Taken with Canon 1DX and Canon 500mm F4 IS II with 1.4X III teleconverter, handheld out the car window


4 responses

  1. Joseph & Donna Benzenhoefer

    My new favorite. Well done Tim.

    September 11, 2016 at 3:42 pm

  2. Thanks Joe. He almost doubled his size when he puffed out his feathers. That along with eyes are likely a good deterrent to potential predators.

    September 11, 2016 at 7:02 pm

  3. That’s a heck of a look he is giving.

    October 30, 2016 at 5:37 pm

  4. They do a good job of trying to intimidate their neighbors.

    October 30, 2016 at 8:03 pm

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