Barn Owl, Tyto alba

Barn Owl
One of the most widespread of all birds, Barn Owls are found throughout
North America, and on all continents except Antarctica. But their mostly
nocturnal habits mean they are not often seen, and difficult to photograph.
Their light coloring make them impressive when seen flying in darkness,
and their heart-shaped faces are distinctive.

Barn Owl
Above and below, downy young owls in a nest in a palm tree in Menlo Park, a residential suburb. Barn owls
are flexible and adaptible in their choice of nests, one of the factors that has contributed to their great success
as a species.

Barn Owls