This pair of hawks have raised their family in the tall sage brush behind the Little Red House for the past several years. A power pole is their favorite perch early in the mornings as the sun is coming up. They fly in circles around the farm all day hunting for mice and chiselers to feed to their young.
If you look closely at the picture you will see a ground owl standing on his burrow. (left hand bottom side) He also spends the early morning hours surveying his territory for small rodents, beetles, or lizards to feed his young.
Sometimes the female comes out of the burrow,
but most of the time she is busy with the youngins'.
A cozy little home in the ground.
I have always wanted a cozy little home in the ground.
Have you been to Taos, New Mexico?
This is my dream home, nothing big and fancy like so many like to have.
Just a little burrow, nestled snugly on 3 sides by mounded earth.
Built with items typically discarded in a land fill.
By catching rain water off the roof and running it through this large seeve, the water is then used for vegetables grown year round on the sunny side of your cozy burrow.
Sigh, Someday......I hope.