Sanibel Island is home to lots of burrowing owls. We found this owl in a protected corner of a popular community park in the middle of a neighborhood of single family homes. After we photographed this owl, holding vigil near its burrow, we were told by residents that quite a few owls lived in front yards of homes. Indeed, as we drove away, just a few houses down the street we saw another owl holding forth near its burrow. The eyes of the burrowing owl are quite expressive and I loved this look, somewhere between disdain and come hither as it squinted into the late afternoon sun.