28 September 2012
Burro Mesa Pouroff, Big Bend National Park, Brewster Co.
Low light conditions, as it was actually raining all day in most of Brewster County!
|Elf Owl, (Micrathene whitneyi)
An amazing species we are fortunate to have in the summer. This owl stands only about 5 inches tall. Find a ruler, check that out. Incredibly tiny and an owl. Sometimes the most amazing organisms, fellow Earth-beings, come in the smallest packages. Often times.
This individual I encountered late morning, yesterday ,walking Burro Mesa Pouroff down in the park. Many times I say "It's up to the bird." That was certainly the case here. This owl allowed me to view it for a few minutes. I am all the better for it.