Why are Burrowing Owls so shy?
I must have driven by them three or four times before I finally saw them. I think one of them must have blinked at the wrong time and by subconscious mind noticed it. It was like I knew they were there, but couldn't spot them.
The next morning I went by early to see if they were still around. This one stayed up on up on the irrigation ditch and let me get a photo. The second Burrowing Owl's head is just visible on the left by the tail of the one on the ditch.
I think this is a Canada Goose, subspecies "lesser". The bill does not appear to be stubby and the head does not appear to be rounded as a Crackling Goose would be. The neck length seems to indicate Lesser Canada Goose. Photographed at the Old Fishing Hole Park, Kent WA.
Tundra Swan from the Sakgit Valley yesterday. I thought these were Trumpters until I got home and magnified the image to 100%, the yellow between the eye and bill was clearly visible then. Maybe my eight year old, $100, eight power binoculars need to get replaced.