Burrowing Owl (winter beach birds ). Photo by Feather3
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Burrowing Owl

Uploaded by: Feather3

Saturday January 26, 2013

Fort Bragg, CA (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: I'd gotten a report that there was a Burrowing Owl north of Fort Bragg, so I had to go find it... I needed help... I found a Yellow Lab, whose human knew right where the bird was :)

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19. dixiedaughter
8:15 AM GMT on January 28, 2013
Great shot and series, congratulations Lisa!
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18. craxy
1:47 AM GMT on January 28, 2013
Im so glad you found the owl, Feather! Congratulations for getting the AC! He's cute as can be!
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17. Bluesmaster
6:56 AM GMT on January 27, 2013
Terrific capture Lisa, AC congrats!
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16. actual
4:41 AM GMT on January 27, 2013
He's gorgeous, as is your photograph. Congratulations on the blue border! Great AC!
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15. llpj04
3:42 AM GMT on January 27, 2013
Wow Wonderful Lisa!
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14. Doesiedoats
2:35 AM GMT on January 27, 2013
Lucky you and Bev. We don't see any here
at all. Well, at least not on our place.

This is a great shot, Lisa!

Congratulations on your AC.
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13. catilac
2:05 AM GMT on January 27, 2013
Such cute little birds! Congratulations!
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12. ChrisAnthemum
1:00 AM GMT on January 27, 2013
Glad you had time to stalk him, Lisa! And he apparently had nothing better to do than stand there and pose for you... you were well rewarded for your stained clothes; congrats on your AC for this shot! Impressive series!
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11. mellyweb
1:00 AM GMT on January 27, 2013
I can see why you were so excited, Lisa! Fantastic image, congratulations!
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10. RevMac
12:57 AM GMT on January 27, 2013
Lisa - what a great find and shot Lisa! - I had no idea these cuties were on the CA coast.
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9. ruralartist
12:47 AM GMT on January 27, 2013
Congrats on your AC, looks like the little darling was about ready to kiss your camera. ;)
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8. SVLover
12:46 AM GMT on January 27, 2013
MAN - I wish I could find these guys. they are adorable. Great job, Lisa (you lucky girl). :)
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7. SKERT
12:33 AM GMT on January 27, 2013
Get dirty!!
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6. dypepper
12:11 AM GMT on January 27, 2013
Congrats on this neat shot of the owl! I'd like to see one of these.
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5. backwardguy
12:11 AM GMT on January 27, 2013
Wow, Lisa, this is really something! I have yet to capture an owl of any kind. Very nicely done! Congrats!
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4. Feather3
12:07 AM GMT on January 27, 2013
Quoting SunsetFL:
Lucky you! I so miss myburrows. I haven;t found a single one this year. Great shot!


Ours are here for winter only; they breed farther north. Birders and biologists, however, are hopeful. This particular bird has been here for at least four months, according to one man who walks this road every day.... the man I met.... he pointed the bird out to me; I'd walked right past it and didn't even see it. I was so totally focused on the driftwood piles to the west that I missed seeing this one; so close to houses and to the Haul Road where people walk; the one's we get are usually a lot more wary. This one allowed me to approach, on my belly (yeah, I am doing laundry now as there are ice plant stains on my jeans), to almost ten feet! I was sooo stoked as that's the closest I've ever been to one in the wild :)
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3. SunsetFL
11:51 PM GMT on January 26, 2013
Lucky you! I so miss myburrows. I haven;t found a single one this year. Great shot!
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2. minou
11:01 PM GMT on January 26, 2013
wonderful capture! they are so cute!
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1. Wanda1948
10:45 PM GMT on January 26, 2013
Fantastic shot, Lisa!
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About Feather3

Feather3

Have lived on the Mendocino coast of California for almost 29 years. I have sold some photos, so I guess that makes me a freelance professional? :)I hope you enjoy these! My passion in art is drawing in pen and ink: birds. I have severe carpal tunnel that, while it seems to be getting better, has made it difficult to draw the smaller, finer details I was used to doing before - so in 2006, I took up photography and in July of 2012, the FujiFilm FinePix HS25 XD came into my life :) - It is an amazing piece of equipment -- with many features including a 30X wide-angle capability that has simply astound me time after time........I have been drawing again, however, and am thankful! :) Exercises for the carpal tunnel nerve have helped *tremendously* thanks for a few folks here on WU! :) U NO HOOOO U R ....As a former wildlife rehabilitator (1986-2003), I frequently will receive calls to rescue wild birds - there are a few shots of these in my gallery, but I prefer to catch and turn in to a local vet or another rehabber, or catch and release, as the case may be, without a lot of stress to the critter by taking photos of an injured, scared animal.In my life I have also been a naturalist for a local nature center and have led nature hikes to identify area plant life as well as wildlife. It is from this perspective that I enjoy sharing my photos of the same, not having had the pleasure during my short stay at the nature center, but loving it all nonetheless. I think WunderGround is a lot of fun and have been enjoying this site tremendously - meeting other photog's from all over the world is one of the best - but seeing their photos! WOW! :)Be sure to visit my website - launched on 09/09/09, called Sunrise Sea Glass! Click on my website link to visit

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