Burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) in Florida

Burrowing owl (*Athene cunicularia*) in Boca Raton, Florida
Jim Abernethy and Janine took Marcelo and me to Boca Raton today to photograph [burrowing owls](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burrowing_Owl), which are extremely cute. We found them in a field at Florida Atlantic University, where their burrows are marked with stakes (along with additional markers designating the distance you are allowed to approach). Burrowing owls are a "species of special concern" in Florida and are listed in CITES Appendix II.