These guys are just so cool and have such a unique look to them. I’ve only been able to photograph them a handful of times, twice in the wild and twice at photoshoots.
This particularly one is owned by Nature’s Educators and is named Caliban. Almost exactly one year ago today I took part in a raptor photoshoot in which it was one of the featured birds. It was extraordinarily well trained giving me tons of poses and some beautiful flight shots.
These guys are quite common but they are rarely seen usually staying tucked away during the day in dense tree cover, tree cavities and yes, barns.