Linking to Stewart's WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY. Thank you.
The whole City of Cape Coral -- next door to where we live in Florida -- was built on open land that had been habitat for burrowing owls . Dedicated birders have worked to ensure that some of their habitat remained even as the city grew around them.
On our way out of town after closing up the Canal Cottage, we had to go to Cape Coral to drop off the modem that we rent from the cable company. (It's our Internet access, so of course we couldn't do this until the very last minute.)
It should have been a quick errand, but the Cable Company had moved. The sign on the old door gave a number on Tenth as the new address...the trouble was that there was a 10th Street, a 10th Circle, a 10th Plaza, and a 10th Place...Cape Coral is a horribly confusing City to get around.
But at one of the Tenths -- not the right one, we were in front of somebody's house -- we did see this adorable burrowing owl sitting on the sign post.
We weren't in a real good mood as we drove around following our GPS and map from one tenth to the next, but seeing this adorable little guy made our late getaway quite a bit happier! (This was our first and only owl sighting this year. )