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Burrowing Owl

By Maiwand
The Burrowing Owl (athene cunicularia)
Found this Owl from my folders from a wee way back. A resident of that superb place (IMO) The Hawk Conservancy Trust at Weyhill. Not a native of this country, although he does look very much like our Little Owl, but its natural habitat is the plains of North and South America.
I think he is a cracking little bird and I hope you will enjoy looking at him.
I offer my very grateful thanks to all who found time for c/c's on the Coal Tit. Very generous indeed. My particular thanks of course to Annette for her very flattering User Award.


Tags: Nature Birds Owls Pets and captive animals Maiwand

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stunning shot lovely detail. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
11 Feb 2014 4:31PM
A first class image, Ron. Carol
DerekL 13 188 24 England
11 Feb 2014 4:31PM
Great shot Ron.
Lovely detail showing the beautiful colour tones of the plumage so well.

Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2014 4:32PM
Terrific shot !! quality !
ColleenA Plus
5 357 5 Australia
11 Feb 2014 4:33PM
Wow Ron, what a magnificent capture of this magnificent owl....well captured
11 Feb 2014 4:52PM
Excellent Ron, great detail,
very well presented

Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2014 5:15PM
WOW! Ron fantastic shot, top notch no less.
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2014 5:15PM
Great pose. Well shot Ron.
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2014 5:18PM
Brilliant image - totally outstanding and beautifully presented. Smile

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2014 5:38PM
An outstanding wildlife capture, Ron.

rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2014 5:55PM
An outstanding image and presentation, Ron. The colour and detail are wonderful.

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
11 Feb 2014 5:56PM
Thanks very much indeed.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2014 6:18PM
Awards say it all Ron
Brilliant image
11 Feb 2014 6:29PM
Fabulous capture and presentation, Ron!
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2014 6:54PM
Great capture Smile

JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2014 6:54PM
A superb shot
fazzer 8 54 7 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2014 6:55PM
love Owl shots and this is a beauty Smile
Greyheron 16 282 7 England
11 Feb 2014 7:04PM
Lovely detail and pose Ron - can't go wrong with that over the shoulder glance… Wink

11 Feb 2014 7:43PM
Brilliant shot Ron. Cathy
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2014 7:48PM
Great shot, Ron.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2014 8:04PM
A wonderful detailed capture SmileSmile
DonMc 9 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2014 8:09PM
Superb image Ron!SmileSmileWink
senn Plus
6 5 1 Belgium
11 Feb 2014 8:21PM
a hight quality take for every respect here Ron, .. well deserved UAs mate
dark_lord Plus
14 2.1k 530 England
11 Feb 2014 8:21PM
Very natural looking image.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
11 Feb 2014 9:49PM
We have a flock of Barred Owels in the woods, I so wish we also had this little guy-- A brilliant image of him!
11 Feb 2014 11:05PM
A stunning image Ron. We have two at my zoo but not managed to get a good image GrinGrin

annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
12 Feb 2014 8:41AM
wow, sorry oooh -oooooht Smile well done , worth every single award.
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2014 10:06AM
An excellent capture, they are so small and such characters!
Mike_Smith Plus
10 476 1 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2014 12:41PM
Wow outstanding Owl picture Ron
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
12 Feb 2014 1:09PM
A wonderfully attractive portrait of this little owl. Beautiful.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
12 Feb 2014 4:13PM
Thanks very much everyone.
Philip_P 13 71 1 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2014 6:29PM
Great shot Ron
12 Feb 2014 9:20PM
A beautifully detailed capture Ron.

13 Feb 2014 2:14AM
A fabulous image of a little bird I had never heard of, very well done for this one, Ron, I like it a lot.
I particularly like the angle of the bank - and the owl, in your image. Makes it quite outstanding..!
Perfect feather detail, eye contact and colours, as always.

PattiW 12 24 2 United States
13 Feb 2014 10:18AM
Sorry I didn't see this one earlier! This is just . . . well way too beautiful for words. From the background to the eyes to the detail, everything, EXCELLENT! I must admit I am absolutely jealous . I have never seen one of these although they are here in Florida. You have spotted and presented this with such beauty and excellence. God bless, PattiSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
13 Feb 2014 3:18PM
Stunning shot, well done..Lin
13 Feb 2014 3:20PM
Stunning shot Ron, well done..Lin
teocali Plus
10 441 18 England
13 Feb 2014 3:40PM
Superbly capture and composition on the diagonal, Ron. Excellent plumage detail/patterning/tones and great eye contact. Delightful image.
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
13 Feb 2014 9:37PM
Great image Ron - wonderfully detailed plumage.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
14 Feb 2014 12:42PM
A terrific portrait of this beautiful little bird, he does bare a striking resemblance to our little owl. The details in the plumage are wonderful and the eye contact is excellent. My id on the Siberian chiffchaff which i uploaded today must have been correct as i'm sure a keen ornithologist like your good self would have picked up on it and corrected me had i been incorrect!WinkGrin
An outstanding image, Ron. Top class photography.

15 Feb 2014 6:44AM
A very fine capture of this owl Ron. All the ua's well deserved! A
15 Feb 2014 11:24AM
An exceptional capture. Well deserved all UA.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
16 Feb 2014 8:33AM
Thanks everyone.
jovanovic 6 26 France
17 Feb 2014 10:10AM
This is just perfect Ron! Smile
AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
19 Feb 2014 10:18AM
Magical!! Ann.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2014 4:19PM
Wow - that's stunning Ron! Smile
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2014 12:52AM
Brilliant subject! So cute!Grin
First rate quality image with a wonderful green background!
BarbaraR 11 17 1 England
6 Mar 2014 11:16AM
Superb capture.

Amazing capture, so sharp and detailed. SmileSmileSmile
LexEquine 11 19 United States
5 May 2014 12:35AM
Superb color, Clarity, & very nicely Composed color Image rendering, Ron ~

~ Peter Smile
15 May 2014 1:31AM
Awesome shot love it !!! SmileSmileSmile

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