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Old 01-31-2017, 03:25 PM   #1
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Got this shy little fellow yesterday. He is the reason I drove 3 hrs. Hunting with a camera lens. This was at Anahuac NWR.

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Old 01-31-2017, 03:26 PM   #2
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Freaking sweet!
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Old 01-31-2017, 03:28 PM   #3
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I didn't know they lived anywhere other than a prairie dog town. Cool little critters.
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Old 01-31-2017, 03:29 PM   #4
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Old 01-31-2017, 03:31 PM   #5
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Very nice pic's
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Old 01-31-2017, 03:41 PM   #6
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Awesome pics!
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Old 01-31-2017, 03:42 PM   #7
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Thanks for looking folks.

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I didn't know they lived anywhere other than a prairie dog town. Cool little critters.
I think this is an oddity Shane but not sure. It also appears to be a loner. It leaves come spring so I guess he and mrs. take separate vacations.
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Old 02-01-2017, 10:17 AM   #8
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I've never seen one in the wild. Guess I need to add that to my photography bucket list. Great pictures!
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Old 02-01-2017, 10:19 AM   #9
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Cool
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Old 02-01-2017, 10:20 AM   #10
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Wow, what an awesome set of pictures!!!!
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Old 02-01-2017, 10:56 AM   #11
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Beautiful pics.
You know, they taste like chicken.
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Old 02-01-2017, 11:00 AM   #12
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Thanks for looking folks.



I think this is an oddity Shane but not sure. It also appears to be a loner. It leaves come spring so I guess he and mrs. take separate vacations.
That's pretty cool.

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I've never seen one in the wild. Guess I need to add that to my photography bucket list. Great pictures!
They were everywhere around Tulia when I was growing up. About every other prairie dog mound would have one sitting on it. They're still there, but there are fewer prairie dog towns nowadays. Find prairie dogs, and you'll find all these little owls you want to photograph.
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Old 02-01-2017, 11:05 AM   #13
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Owls are my favorite birds. Great pics.
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Old 02-01-2017, 11:06 AM   #14
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Very nice!
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Old 02-01-2017, 11:25 AM   #15
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Great pics
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Old 03-05-2017, 03:12 PM   #16
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Nice!
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Old 03-05-2017, 03:19 PM   #17
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Very cool!
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Old 03-05-2017, 03:20 PM   #18
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[quote=Shane;12164861
They were everywhere around Tulia when I was growing up. About every other prairie dog mound would have one sitting on it. They're still there, but there are fewer prairie dog towns nowadays. Find prairie dogs, and you'll find all these little owls you want to photograph.[/QUOTE]

Yep! I grew up about 90 miles north of you and they were everywhere in the Prarie dog towns but the backdrop of the photo wouldn't be near as pretty as that one unless you could catch a sunset in it!
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Old 03-05-2017, 07:15 PM   #19
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Old 03-06-2017, 08:17 AM   #20
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They were everywhere around Tulia when I was growing up. About every other prairie dog mound would have one sitting on it. They're still there, but there are fewer prairie dog towns nowadays. Find prairie dogs, and you'll find all these little owls you want to photograph.


Mindy and I have since signed up to attend a bird photography workshop in Lubbock specifically featuring the Burrowing Owl. So I should be able to check this off my bucket list in June 2017!
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Old 03-06-2017, 08:24 AM   #21
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Wow, Their eyes are amazing. I am pretty sure I have never seen one.
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Old 03-06-2017, 03:06 PM   #22
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Very Nice!
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Old 03-06-2017, 04:59 PM   #23
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Very cool.
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Old 03-06-2017, 06:51 PM   #24
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That's awesome, I live about 15 mins from ANWR and have never seen one.

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Old 03-06-2017, 07:46 PM   #25
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Thanks again guys. I'm afraid if I lived that close they couldn't keep me away.
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Old 03-10-2017, 12:14 PM   #26
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Old 03-10-2017, 04:53 PM   #27
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Really great pics. With your new lens?
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Old 03-10-2017, 05:36 PM   #28
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Nice pics. Thanks for sharing
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Old 03-10-2017, 07:04 PM   #29
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Thanks again guys, thanks for looking.

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Mindy and I have since signed up to attend a bird photography workshop in Lubbock specifically featuring the Burrowing Owl. So I should be able to check this off my bucket list in June 2017!
David, that should be a real hoot!
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