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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

283 Comments (1–25)

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 16 hours ago

Thank you Laura.

Laura Savi
Laura Savi a day ago

Fantastic photo and having the pictures leading up to this is remarkable!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens a month ago

Thank you ramonarussell2

LuisStevens
LuisStevens a month ago

It was Luna, thank you.

LunaHobbs
LunaHobbs a month ago

Beautiful picture. What a gift from Nature to you.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens a month ago

Thank you Ismael 1.

ismael1
ismael1 a month ago

Beautiful Luis! 500 spottings? A record

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 5 months ago

Thank you Rolando

RolandoMarínMonge
RolandoMarínMonge 5 months ago

This is a great shot!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 months ago

Thank you thinkingnoggins

thinkingnoggins
thinkingnoggins 6 months ago

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

sofia2
sofia2 7 months ago

The little bird tookit him or the owl?

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 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 11 months ago

Thank you Dilan.

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 11 months ago

Wonderful shot Luis!!

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 12 months ago

No problem, Luis- your work is amazing!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 12 months ago

Thank you Hazel Marley and staccyh

staccyh
staccyh 12 months ago

Wow, what a fantastic sighting Luis!

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 12 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

Sanger, California, USA

Lat: 36.70, Long: -119.56

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

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