Barn owl in nest box
This family of owls were just starting to fledge, with the juveniles making short, exploratory flights around the area. Photos taken at dusk as they were beginning to emerge.
I've been trying to get a picture of these beautiful animals for 7 years. We've heard them and seen them flying but I haven't been able to photograph then until tonight. Please confirm my identification.
Focal Length 300mm
4-5 owls, at least 3 juveniles! Can hear their begging calls. :)
We found a Barn Owl on a nest under a highway bridge over Palo Duro Creek
Seen perched on a fencepost while driving past in car headlights. Flew off before could get photograph.
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 the common barn owl, to distinguish it from other species in its family, Tytonidae, which forms one of the two main lineages of living owls, the other being the typical owls (Strigidae). The barn owl is found almost everywhere in the world except polar and desert regions, Asia...