Monday, March 29, 2010

Burrowing Owls

Much of last year I was able to observe a pair of Burrowing Owls that had taken up a home in a pasture along Domestic Street in the San Carlos Park area of south Lee County. Origionally we had two pairs who were nesting in burrows right in the burm of the road. They dissapeared, probably due to the attention they were receiving being so close to the road. But I did shortly rediscover the pair in the pasture, who raised a pair of owlets.  Then they disappeared again over the winter, until a couple of weeks ago. I refound them, or another pair, at the old pasture burrow location. But apparently the old digs were not good enough now and so they seemed to have moved on again. No doubt they are somewere closeby and would  enjoy being able to see them again this summer.


  1. The pair of Burrowing Owls I saw for the first time in early March 2010 seem to command the entire field and numerous burrows north of the Cape Coral library, Tom.

  2. Just an up-date, one of the owls was present at the old burrow at noon today