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  •  Black-capped or Chestnut-backed? (2+ / 0-)
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    KenBee, lineatus

    Can't quite decide from the photo?

    I've tried to capture burrowing owls in flight for a while. The one in the diary is my best to-date. I've enjoyed checking in on the owls at that spot but I suspect (and half-way hope) that they'll find a safer place to hang out than the side of the road.

    In the open space of democracy, beauty is not optional, but essential to our survival as a species. - Terry Tempest Williams

    by tgypsy on Sat Jun 27, 2009 at 08:37:36 AM PDT

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    •  Chestnut backed. I use an old Cannon A80 (3+ / 0-)
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      KenBee, tgypsy, lineatus

      so my picture quality isn't all that goog unless I get lucky.

      Burrowing owls exhibit major site fidelity, don't readily relocate and aren't readily relocatable.  That is part of why they are on the threatened list.  Good luck with them, and to them.

      "Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." -- Benito Mussolini

      by enhydra lutris on Sat Jun 27, 2009 at 09:06:37 AM PDT

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