I know this is a very old observation...but owls used to nest in our yard every year. 2005 was the last, and I have not seen one here since.
Stone Creek, East Yorks, May 2009
No pics, but I saw it and I heard it. It was cruising around the canyon hooting at us.
Heard the screech, didn't get a recording
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...