Burrowing Owl Duo ~ Not the best shot, due to the very bright direct sunlight. I liked seeing the pair perched up on this bare shrub, so included the shot anyway.
~ I was down at Salton Sea, and saw many, many Burrowing Owls. Apparently the babies are up and out of the burrows, and the numbers are visibly up. I liked this feisty little guy who was enforcing the no trespassing rules. He stood straight up like this, alternating with lowering to an offensive position and hissing at me. I didn't trespass.
**Awarded 3rd prize in the Calendar Photo Contest, and will be in the 2013 calendar**
Red-tailed Hawk Winging It ~ This beautiful Redtail was photographed at Big Bear Rescue Park in Big Bear Lake, California.