Barn Owl in my garden
A large flashlight trained on the owl doesn't frighten it like a small handheld torch
Last night I went outside after dark and tried to see if the owl had arrived. Marnitz' powerful torch hadn't been charged, so he couldn't help me. While we stood looking upwards I heard a loud screeching "shreeee". Within seconds I saw first one owl alight on the branch and a little higher on another, a smaller bird landed. I tried to flash it with my little handheld torch and although I managed to see both owls, the light scared them and they both flew off.
The Barn Owl is a medium-sized, pale owl with golden buff and grey upper parts. It has a heart-shaped facial disc and off-white underparts. The Barn Owl's habitat varies from woodland to desert but avoids dense forests. It also roosts in old buildings, in caves, hollow trees and in suburban gardens such as mine!
I'm linking my bird post to Stewart blog, Wild Bird Wednesday which you can access here.
I hope you're all having a wonderful week.