They have a distinctive white, heart-shaped face rimmed with brown. They have relatively small, dark eyes. Males are usually paler and slightly smaller than females, with white underparts sometimes speckled with black spots; females have cinnamon wash across the breast. The upperparts are yellowish-brown or buffy with a light gray mantle speckled with white spots bordered with black. In flight, the tail and broad, somewhat pointed wings show darker barring. The legs are long and feathered with white nearly to the toes, and the feet and claws are brownish black.
eBird - Traveling Count for 75 minutes. Observer traveled 1.609 km. BioBlitz Nature Walk
About 3 hours before sunset, I followed this feathered feeder for about an hour, he roamed almost the entire mesa.
He would hover briefly before going after a lizard. He enjoyed at least six or seven of them.
Finalmente pude tomarle una foto a la pareja de lechuzas. Sólo tengo registro de egagrópilas de las ocasiones anteriores.
Al parecer están anidando debajo del puente.
Owlets in their room in old air traffic control tower
Scientific Name: Tyto alba
Barn owls can be heard shreeking as they fly over the watershed at night looking for rats to eat.
The Barn Owl (Tyto alba) is the most widely distributed species of owl, and one of the most widespread of all birds. It is also referred to as Common Barn Owl, to distinguish it from other species in the barn owl family Tytonidae. These form one of two main lineages of living owls, the other being the typical owls (Strigidae). T. alba is found almost anywhere in the world except polar and desert regions, Asia north...