Nearly forty years ago when Leonard re-roofed our barn he hung an old galvanized bucket high in the rafters. Every year since a pair of barn owls (Tyto alba) has raised a brood in the bucket. A couple times no … Continue reading
In the late spring Leonard and I anxiously watch an old, galvanized bucket hung in the rafters of our barn (Modoc County CA). Each year, for as long as I can remember, a pair of barn owls (Tyto alba) raises … Continue reading
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Last year the barn owl (Tyto alba) pair in our barn (Modoc County CA) fledged five youngsters. What a success! This season has been a different story. Only two chicks hatched this year. Leonard and I also believe that one … Continue reading
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As I mentioned in an earlier post, Northern harrier is the currently accepted common name for Circus cyanus (or cyaneus, as it is also written). But having originally learned marsh hawk as the common name for this bird, I continue … Continue reading
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I recently made a discovery: Everyone is familiar with red eye or the red eye effect – those picture-ruining red eyes in photographs taken in dim light with a flash. Red eyes also appear in pictures of animals, although with … Continue reading
OK! I said the post a few days ago on our five barn owl “babies” (Tyto alba) would be the last time I visited the barn owls for a while. Well. . . . I went to check on the owls again … Continue reading
For the last two months I have followed the fate of the barn owl (Tyto alba) nest and hatchlings in our barn (Lookout CA). Over the last twenty three years, three chicks, of which only two survived, has been the record … Continue reading