Burrowing owls love to dig down in the sand and dirt to take their baths! Sand baths absorb excess oil to help keep the feathers from becoming too greasy or matted. Taken shortly after sunrise, this young burrowing owlet's pupils were still large from not being exposed to the bright light of day yet. Burrowing owls can reach up to 9 inches in height, making them one of the smallest owls in Florida.
Lee County | Cape Coral, FL May 27, 2019