Barn Owlets

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Now that these birds have safely fledged, I want to share images of these adorable Barn Owlets that grew up near my house. These are actually my lifer Barn Owls. I think this is the first time that my lifer bird for a species was a cute fuzzy baby!

Barn Owlets
Barn Owlets

Barn Owls are nocturnal creatures. They nest in cavities, or often in barns. You can tell these are babies because of the fuzzy feathers around their faces. That fuzz will turn into adult feathers, but the birds will retain their heart-shaped faces.

A few weeks later, just the smaller of the two birds was still at the nest site. He wasn’t in the mood to have his picture taken…

Barn Owlet
Barn Owlet

I didn’t linger long at the nest site, as it is in a high-traffic area, and I didn’t want to cause harm to the birds by drawing too much attention to them.

Now I have a new goal: to find and photograph an adult Barn Owl! ;-)

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