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!