I had heard a report from a visitor to CMO that he had seen a Burrowing Owl along Highway 118 coming south of Alpine. I hadn't seen any there since the horrible record drought, heat, and cold of 2011, but I looked on my way down from Alpine early this evening in the place they used to be and actually saw one. That tells me they're back nesting there. That's great!
I was past the owl before I could get stopped. Didn't want to back up and chance flushing it, so just took this long distance documentary shot, looking into the setting sun of course.