Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Barn Owls

Newly hatched barn owls. Photo courtesy of Bob Lindsay at Wild Bird Rescue.
Today I made a trip to Wild Bird Rescue and had a chance to see the smallest barn owl nestlings I have ever seen. A local family was demolishing a barn on their property and found 5 nestlings (and an egg). Usually we receive nestlings when they are all white and fuzzy.
In spite of being new to the world, these guys were hissing like the bigger birds and had the typical barn owl attitude.
What a privilege to have the opportunity to see these little guys.
Good birding!

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