Published On: Mon, Feb 1st, 2021

BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – MET-FLICKS AND CHILL: FERRUGINOUS PYGMY-OWL PAIR PAIR

BRUTALITY OR CONJUGALITY

Glaucidium brasilianum, Tecolote Bajeño o Viejita (Spanish), To’aka xnuk (Mayan)

This tribute to February, the Valentine month of love, was inspired by an incredible event in nature to witness, much less photograph the pairing of two owls! Although I photographed this pair of Ferruginous Pygmy-Owls in early March in the Yucatan, who can say they didn’t start their coupling in February? In the peninsula these common owls breed January to July. (While the female incubates two to four eggs, the male gathers food for her. Both adults feed the owlets.) I was grateful for this opportunity to observe and not interfere in their natural behavior.

A TEMPTATION OR ATTEMPTING ACTION
CONJUGATION OR CONJUGAL ACTION
JUXTAPOSITION OR JUST A POSITION
CONNUBIAL BLISSING OR CONNUBIAL BLESSING
FLYING WALLENDA OR FLYING OWL ENDING
NO COMMENT

SOOTHE YOUR SOUL BY SPENDING TIME IN NATURE

DISCLAIMER: REFERENCES DO NOT ALWAYS AGREE ON INFORMATION:

Sal a Pajarear Yucatán, Bird & Reserves of the Yucatan Peninsula

https://birdsoftheworld.org/bow/species/fepowl/cur/breeding

Cherie Pittillo, “nature inspired,” photographer and author, explores nature everywhere she goes. She’s identified 56 bird species in her Merida, Yucatan backyard view. Her monthly column features anecdotes about birding in Merida, Yucatan and also wildlife beyond the Yucatan.

Contact: all4birdies@gmail.com  All rights reserved, ©Cherie Pittillo

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