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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

277 Comments (1–25)

ismael1
ismael1 3 days ago

Beautiful Luis! 500 spottings? A record

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 3 months ago

Thank you Rolando

RolandoMarínMonge
RolandoMarínMonge 3 months ago

This is a great shot!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 4 months ago

Thank you thinkingnoggins

thinkingnoggins
thinkingnoggins 4 months ago

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

sofia2
sofia2 5 months ago

The little bird tookit him or the owl?

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 months 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 10 months ago

Thank you Dilan.

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 10 months ago

Wonderful shot Luis!!

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 10 months ago

No problem, Luis- your work is amazing!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 10 months ago

Thank you Hazel Marley and staccyh

staccyh
staccyh 10 months ago

Wow, what a fantastic sighting Luis!

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 10 months 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! ♥♥

LuisStevens
LuisStevens a year ago

Thank you Joan Hayes, Grace Whiteand and Deanna Broderick

DeannaBroderick
DeannaBroderick a year ago

Great shot!

GraceWhite
GraceWhite a year ago

Wow, beautiful!

joanhayes
joanhayes a year ago

Wow! Incredible shot!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens a year ago

Thank you Rick Lampman, Samuel Hartman and Carol Snow.

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne a year ago

The most amazing ever!

Samuel Hartman
Samuel Hartman a year ago

This is an excellent shot! nice work!

Sanger, California, USA

Lat: 36.70, Long: -119.56

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

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