Burrowing Owl Family

Burrowing Owls, Cape Coral, FloridaHere’s another shot from my recent trip down to Florida, and the town of Cape Coral, which has become well known for its rather conspicuous burrowing owl population. That’s mom in the background to the right. There were actually three almost-full-grown chicks but the third was hidden behind these two siblings.
Nikon D500 with Nikkor 200-400mm lens (at 400mm) ISO 400, f/5.6 at 1/640th of a second

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  1. Sue April 17, 2017 at 11:47 pm #

    That’s a great shot of the 3 owls, Sean!

  2. Donna Zentek April 18, 2017 at 12:11 am #

    At first I thought your were making reference to your Mom in the background! LOL. Nice owls.

    • mom April 18, 2017 at 8:13 am #

      I thought the same thing since I was there but across the street watching the pro do his thing!

      • Sean Crane April 18, 2017 at 12:16 pm #

        Does kind of sound that way, doesn’t it?

  3. Susan Rubeo April 18, 2017 at 3:44 am #

    Always hear about them in. News but now I.Can see what they really look like & coloring you captured in photo, just another wonder in Florida!

    Aunt Sue

    • Sean Crane April 18, 2017 at 12:24 pm #

      No doubt plenty of natural wonders in the Sunshine State. These guys, although fairly common, are hard to spot because they’re only about the size of a can of Coke. Or Pepsi if you prefer.

  4. Peter Butterfield April 18, 2017 at 7:45 am #

    —– Of the earth and sky
    —– Born to dig and run and fly
    —– Sprightly feathered nymphs.

  5. Karen April 18, 2017 at 8:53 am #

    So beautiful. I’m grateful for these images as it gives me views of wildlife I would never get to see.

  6. Rachel Bellenoit April 18, 2017 at 10:15 am #

    Cool. Owls are certainly one of the most interesting of the bird species.

  7. GH April 18, 2017 at 1:41 pm #

    That shot made me smile. ANd just the phrase “burrowing owl” is click bate.

  8. Adam Stinton April 19, 2017 at 10:12 am #

    Great family group shot 🙂