The #falcons may have lost, but the birders won Twitter with #Superb_Owls vs. #Superbowl

Was fun yesterday watching all the punny posts about #Superb_Owls. I really love owls. I posted some too and also made a Storify of some of the posts of the day. Here are mine:

Here is the full Storify

Day 4 of the #‎ChallengeOnNaturePhotography‬ – great horned owl in #Yolo Basin

Adding a page break here.

Day 4 of #ChallengeOnNaturePhotography. This is one from my beloved Yolo Basin I go there a lot…
Posted by Jonathan Eisen on Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Also see this Slideshow:

Day 1 of the #ChallengeOnNaturePhotography

OK – so after being nominated to join the fray by Gail Patricelli I am going to do the #ChallengeOnNaturePhotography. …
Posted by Jonathan Eisen on Saturday, December 19, 2015

If a picture=1000 words, what is sound worth? #burrowingowls

Well, my brother Matt is visiting and he has in one fell swoop opened my ears to a whole new world.  We went for a walk on this trail near my house in Davis, CA where a massive number of burrowing owls live.  I have spent the last few months, on and off, trying to take some good pictures of these amazing owls.  Here is a slideshow of some of my favorites.

Anyway, while going on this walk, Matt brought an extensive collection of giant strange looking sound equipment.

 You see, he is a sound engineer in his spare time and this is, well, what he does. And when we found some owls he told us to mosey on down the trail so he could record. And here are some of his recordings – completely changing my view of these owls. Burrowing Owls by mattglenn

He has more detail about this on this blog.