Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Owl in Flowers
In central South Dakota, Burrowing Owls live in abandoned prairie dog burrows. If you drive through an area with prairie dogs, you will eventually see one or two Burrowing Owls standing out in the field near their burrows. Every once in a while you may be lucky enough to see one perched on a fence post right next to the road. That happened to me last week, and I got this nice shot of a Burrowing Owl surrounded by orange wildflowers. The owl cooperated long enough for me to even move the car back and forth until the flowers were in just the right place. It didn't fly off until I was putting my camera away and getting ready to move on.