Imperial County, California, US
Under known roost site of the species in a California Fan Palm.
Flew out of tree right at me. Couldn't react fast enough to pull back on zoom, but was able to get this shot.
Quick iPhone snapshot while at the gate.
Periferia Presa Constitución 1917. San Juan del Río, Querétaro. Laura Uribe, Grupo Vasconcelos.
Barn Owl in a tree in the back garden. It was watching our cat as he came across the roof and in the window.
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...