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By the Light of the Moon 2 by byronbackyard

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A Barn Owl hunts for prey in the late evening in the bush at the end of my backyard. I imagine he’s after the bush rats for his evening meal.
Barn Owls are moderately common, but generally hard to see, as they are mostly active at night. During the day, the birds roost on concealed tree branches. They are the most widespread and familiar of the owls. They are generally quiet, the common call being a 12 second rough, hissing screech.
Canon 450D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Featured In: Birds Birds Birds
Men Photographers
The Beauty of Nature
The World As We See It Or As We Missed It
Australian Native Birds
Wildlife Wonders in White

Many thanks for checking out my photos, please feel free to give feedback! My wanderings in nature and observations of birds, particularly raptors, is what gives me great joy and constantly reminds me of the beauty and strength of life. My favourites are raptors, I love their freedom, grace, ruthlessness, pride, adaptability and flexibility and I learn much about parenting, protection and blind faith from them.
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Comments

  • Charlene Aycock
    Charlene Aycockalmost 5 years ago

    Oh Wow so awesome, this looks like a snow owl. Just a perfect shot and a favorite.

  • Many thanks …. the light here is just spectacular as this time of year as the sun goes down … it doesn’t last long but very beautiful!

    – byronbackyard

  • Kylie  Sheahen
    Kylie Sheahenalmost 5 years ago

    AMAZING! congrats

  • Thank you so much, lovely gift for Easter. Many blessings for Easter!

    – byronbackyard

  • Yannik Hay
    Yannik Hayalmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic!
    Happy Easter

  • Many thanks, have a lovely Easter!

    – byronbackyard

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...almost 5 years ago

    another great shot. Do you have a lot of owls where you live?

  • Many thanks … there are quite a few owls and nightjars … hard to spot though or they just waft through at night! Usually I see them sporadically as they seem to move around a bit!

    – byronbackyard

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonalmost 5 years ago

    April 21,2010

    Wonderful capture

  • Wow thank you so much … that adds much happiness to my day!

    – byronbackyard

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonalmost 5 years ago

    Your welcome

  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindover 4 years ago

  • trish725
    trish725over 4 years ago

    This is so beautiful! Great work!

  • Thanks so much Trish, glad you like it!

    – byronbackyard

  • Evita
    Evitaover 4 years ago

    Beautiful work !!!!
    *Congratulations !!! 2nd Runner-Up Editors Choice
    The World As We See It , or as we missed it. Group

  • Thanks so much, very happy making!

    – byronbackyard

  • Phillip Weyers
    Phillip Weyersover 4 years ago

    That’s a stunning shot Deb… and a stunning bird.

  • Many thanks Phillip, they are just beautiful and ethereal!

    – byronbackyard

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