Say hello to Caliban, an educational ambassador for Nature’s Educators. He was one of the participants in the raptor photoshoot I did a few weeks ago and definitely one of the highlights.
While I have photographed a few barn owls in the wild, those opportunities are quite rare. These guys are quite common but they are rarely seen staying tucked away during the day in dense tree cover, tree cavities and yes, barns.
I am always struck by their wingspan. They are only 12 to 15 inches tall but can have a wingspan of 3 to 4 feet! That allows them to glide low and slow across the open lands where they like to hunt.
Just a reminder… If you love owls, I have a 2020 calendar dedicated to these creatures of the night. Check it out here.