During the day, they are usually seen standing erect at the mouth of the burrow or on a nearby post.
When disturbed, the owl bobs in agitation and utters a chattering or clucking call.
The Florida burrowing owl occurs throughout the state although its distribution is considered local and spotty.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Q: I cannot see any owls. A: Burrowing Owls are diurnal and nocturnal, meaning they are active during the day and night.
They can be of special benefit in urban settings since they also consume roaches and mole crickets.
Other important foods are small lizards, frogs, snakes, birds, and rodents.
However, they do spend quite a bit of time in their burrow.
Mostly the male stands guard at the entrance and the female spends more time below.