BURROWING OWL, Athene cunicularia, “Tecolote Llanero” (Spanish)
Time for some light heartedness and whimsy! I chose the expressive Burrowing Owl, a tiny ten-inch wonder that digs and lives in sandy burrows. Locals in the peninsula may think it is the Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl, but it isn’t.
With less than five reports of this occasional visitor to the Yucatan, it does live in nearby Cape Coral, Florida where I photographed them.
So give a little smile!
I see a flying sorcerer!
Aren’t you sweet! Why thank you
It tickles my tongue
I know who you are and what you did
Elvis, Harry Styles, and Charlie Puth copied my hairstyle
I wonder if Nair would work…
It’s a dirty job
Monday Morning Yawn
Oh no, she didn’t!
Hey Sonny when you get my age you lose your teeth
Tee hee hee
Kiss Kissy Kisses!
Stop! I can’t take any more!
LET NATURE SMILE UPON YOU!
REFERENCES: Sal a Pajarear Yucatán
Correspondence: thanks to Barbara MacKinnon for a faster-than-light response
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.
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