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Feb 11, 2016 15:44 |  #1

In Cape Coral, Florida. A few more Burrowing Owls, and a Florida Scrub Jay. Man, the jays are a lot harder to find!
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4. (The words Hokey Pokey come to mind...)

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Feb 11, 2016 16:23 |  #2

Wonderful captures,Ian!


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Feb 12, 2016 05:45 |  #3

Glad to see you are making good use of your time Ian! I don't think I've ever seen a photo of a Burrowing Owl in flight!


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Feb 12, 2016 06:54 |  #4

Great work, I have seen burrowers flying but only at dawn when there is less than no light. Please keep sending


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Feb 12, 2016 08:03 |  #5

mandokid1 wrote in post #17894737 (external link)
Wonderful captures,Ian!

Thanks much Denis.

SJC from VT wrote in post #17895270 (external link)
Glad to see you are making good use of your time Ian! I don't think I've ever seen a photo of a Burrowing Owl in flight!

Thanks Sandy, you're right, they are seldom seen in flight.

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Great work, I have seen burrowers flying but only at dawn when there is less than no light. Please keep sending

Thanks Bob, these were taken just at dusk, and he didn't fly very far. They are quick little guys!


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Feb 12, 2016 13:20 |  #6

Good ones, Ian; I love the scrub jay, a bird I have not seen. I've seen the Mexican variety, but not the Florida.


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Feb 12, 2016 17:49 |  #7

Great shots the owls are awesome I especially like #2 and #4. I wish we had them where I am.
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Feb 12, 2016 22:17 |  #8

Great captures, love all the owls.


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Feb 13, 2016 22:56 |  #9

Great set Ian.


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Feb 20, 2016 08:59 |  #10

CDMOOSE wrote in post #17895703 (external link)
Good ones, Ian; I love the scrub jay, a bird I have not seen. I've seen the Mexican variety, but not the Florida.

Thanks Al, yes it was neat to see a new-to-me type of jay. I also disovered that in their genetics they are preprogrammed to like peanuts, just as much as blue jays ...

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JM45ACP wrote in post #17895998 (external link)
Great shots the owls are awesome I especially like #2 and #4. I wish we had them where I am. John

Thanks John, me too. It's hard to resist taking tons of shots of them.

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Great captures, love all the owls.

Thanks very much.

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Great set Ian.

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Feb 20, 2016 09:08 |  #11

Great shots Ian, the owls are easy to find but take patience. I know a place not far from Viera Wetlands where the Jays will follow you around. Did you know here's a hefty fine for feeding them? Not saying you did but wanted to be sure you knew.


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Great shots Ian, the owls are easy to find but take patience. I know a place not far from Viera Wetlands where the Jays will follow you around. Did you know here's a hefty fine for feeding them? Not saying you did but wanted to be sure you knew.

Thanks for that Steve. Yea, when I got there, there were a few peanuts on the ground I guess someone had been feeding them. And they were landing on my head, on my camera, and also on my truck roof and hood...amazingly friendly birds, afraid of nothing.


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Feb 20, 2016 17:11 |  #13

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Thanks for that Steve. Yea, when I got there, there were a few peanuts on the ground I guess someone had been feeding them. And they were landing on my head, on my camera, and also on my truck roof and hood...amazingly friendly birds, afraid of nothing.

That's a sure sign that they've become "tamed" by humans feeding them, that's why there's a law against it. They see people and its like the dinner bell rang. They're interesting birds with established groups that live in a relatively small area and will not leave. That's another reason for protecting their habitat from development. It's nice to see Florida has those designated areas for the Scrubs and also their dedication to protecting the Burrowing Owls.


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Feb 21, 2016 11:30 |  #14

Another fantastic set! It looks like you are really enjoying Florida!


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Feb 22, 2016 11:08 |  #15

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Another fantastic set! It looks like you are really enjoying Florida!

Thanks Carol, yes enjoying it a lot, especially once it warmed up.


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