Hiding in Plain Sight!
Last week I was traveling through rural, north-central Montana, and came across a Burrowing Owl perched on a fence post. Having never seen this species before, I was pretty excited about shooting some pictures of him. He flew down to the grass, but remained visible enough to get a few pictures. It wasn’t until a few days later when I downloaded the images that I discovered another pair of eyes in the grass next to him. After they both flew away several minutes later, I walked over to where they had been, and found a burrow that I would normally have thought to be a badger den. (If you can’t see the female in the grass, click on the image to enlarge the view.)