Florida painter, Everglades, Marco Island, artist Jo-Ann Sanborn


Burrowing Owl, daily painting by Everglades artist Jo-Ann Sanborn

Daddy!  2017, Jo-Ann Sanborn

Marco Island has a bumper crop of burrowing owl pairs this year.  This little guy was sitting on my front porch all alone for a while, then brought his girl friend along to visit.  Now they have a burrow across the street, and only come to visit when the construction trucks get too close.

Most burrows are neater, but this pair is big into decoration!  They've collected a lot of debris to surround and enhance their new home.    Apparently it will attract insects for them to eat.  Babies in the nest just yesterday, but too skittish for a photo yet! 

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