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Barn Owl

Tyto alba

Description:

This owl was being chased by a small yellow bird that managed to land on top of it to peck at it. Quite an amazing sight. The other bird is a Western King BIrd (Tyrannus verticalis)

Habitat:

Nest in tall trees near an orange trees plantation.

Notes:

This is my spotting No. 500

1 species ID suggestions

284 Comments (1–25)

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 2 weeks ago

Thank you Zlatan.

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 2 weeks ago

amazing spotting! and a very appropriate series of shots for such a round number! congrats

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 5 months ago

Thank you Laura.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 months ago

Thank you ramonarussell2

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 months ago

It was Luna, thank you.

LunaHobbs
LunaHobbs 6 months ago

Beautiful picture. What a gift from Nature to you.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 months ago

Thank you Ismael 1.

ismael1
ismael1 6 months ago

Beautiful Luis! 500 spottings? A record

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 10 months ago

Thank you Rolando

RolandoMarínMonge
RolandoMarínMonge 10 months ago

This is a great shot!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 11 months ago

Thank you thinkingnoggins

thinkingnoggins
thinkingnoggins 11 months ago

Is the yellow bird standing on the owl in the first shot? That is amazing!

sofia2
sofia2 a year ago

The little bird tookit him or the owl?

LuisStevens
LuisStevens a year ago

Thank you Gilma for your kind words.

WOW!! LuisStevens, I do not think I ever commented on this gorgeous spotting, the best I have ever seen, congratulations. The pictures and spotting are just "perfeccion"!!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens a year ago

Thank you Dilan.

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga a year ago

Wonderful shot Luis!!

HazelMarley
HazelMarley a year ago

No problem, Luis- your work is amazing!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens a year ago

Thank you Hazel Marley and staccyh

staccyh
staccyh a year ago

Wow, what a fantastic sighting Luis!

HazelMarley
HazelMarley a year ago

Amazing picture!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens a year ago

Thank you David Stockton. It was spotting of the day a year ago.

DavidStockton
DavidStockton a year ago

awesome !..its got my vote for spotting of the day

LuisStevens
LuisStevens a year ago

Thank you Ali

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour a year ago

Wonderful! ♥♥

Sanger, California, USA

Lat: 36.70, Long: -119.56

Spotted on Jun 3, 2012
Submitted on Jun 25, 2012

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