Review: Barn Owl by David Chandler

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Looking at a book like Barn Owl by David Chandler, it’s not hard to feel that appreciation even if you’ve never given the matter much thought before. David Chandler seems to have undertaken to describe the Western Barn Owl from the ground up, as it were, and he manages to pull together vast survey on the species – everything from taxonomy to physiology to diet to reproduction to conservation. Reviews books owls

Bellwoods Brewery: Barn Owl No. 14

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Bellwoods Brewery of Toronto, Ontario didn’t necessarily intend their Barn Owl No. Barn Owl No. The series is named for Tyto alba , of course, even though the brewery’s home country is one of the few mostly vacant spaces in the range of this most widespread of all owls. Barn Owls are pretty good at guarding bread and cheese, so I suspect they could easily add pomegranate protection to their list of services. Barn Owl No. Barn Owl No.

Z. Alexander Brown: Uncaged – Cabernet Sauvignon (2017)

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Just yesterday I learned that the Barn Owl ( Tyto alba ) is the only breeding bird found in New York that has been documented nesting in every month of the year. Barn Owls with their Brood (c. The deadly prowess with which their resident Barn Owls hunt rodents allows Z.

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Another post about owls

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For those still reading on after this introduction, this is about Barn Owls I have seen in Germany in summer 2018 and winter 2019 – rural Northern Germany, to be more specific. In summer 2018, I spent a couple of nights near barn owl nesting boxes, watching the parental delivery service and its expectant customers. The next time I saw a barn owl was in South Africa, at Kruger National Park in November 2018. More owl photos here.

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Collective Arts Brewing: Life in the Clouds

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And with Stranger than Fiction , a porter, we got a beautifully painted Eurasian Eagle-Owl ( Bubo bubo ). As much fun as it was to add these birds to our Birds and Booze list, neither species is native to Canada, so it’s nice to see a cosmopolitan Barn Owl ( Tyto alba ) on this week’s featured beer by Collective Arts, a New England-style IPA called Life in the Clouds (even if Barn Owls are rather scarce around Hamilton and elsewhere in Ontario).

Z. Alexander Brown: Uncaged – Pinot Noir (2017)

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This week’s featured wine at Birds and Booze isn’t our first pinot noir , nor is it our first Barn Owl (in fact, this marks the third appearance of this species on a bottle here). And after checking the cellar, I know for certain that it won’t be our last on either count: we’ve got at least one more Barn Owl and a couple of pinot noirs coming down the pike. Birding Food Reviews Barn Owl California owls wine

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Owls of Galapagos Islands

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The most common owls in the world are also in the Galapagos Islands and are considered subspecies that only occur in Galapagos, so one could almost say they are endemic subspecies. The Barn Owl subspecies is the Tyto alba punctatissima and can be found on Isabela, Santa Cruz, Fernandida, Santiago, San Cristobal, Pinta, and maybe also in Floreana. Destinations Barn Owl Galapagos Islands Short-eared Owl

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Half Acre Beer Company: Lead Feather Black Ale

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Lead Feather was such an enjoyable cold-weather pint that I almost didn’t notice the Half Acre logo hidden on the back of the can, which is also avian-inspired, in a way: it features the unmistakable monkey-face of a Barn Owl head… but with tentacled octopus arms sprouting out from underneath. Food Barn Owl Birds and Booze falconry raptors

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I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for owls. Wander through my front door and glance upwards and you’ll find at least two watching you, a Tawny Owl and a Barn Owl , both sadly gathered as roadkills. Above our fireplace is a large painting of a Barn Owl. Barn Owl In my ‘younger’ days I thought nothing of spending several hours in the field in the dark searching for owls.

Companhia das Lezírias ‘Tyto alba’ Vinhas Protegidas Tinto (2013)

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The 2013 ‘Tyto alba’ from Companhia das Lezírias is a red wine from Portugal’s Tejo region, and – as you may have guessed from its name – there is in fact a Barn Owl ( Tyto alba ) on the label. Birding Food Reviews Barn Owl Birds and Booze Portugal wine

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Soccer Player Kicks Owl on Field?

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Asides / Soccer Player Kicks Owl on Field? Soccer Player Kicks Owl on Field? By Mike • March 2, 2011 • 3 comments Tweet Share During a soccer game in Colombia, a player kicked an owl that was on the field. The bird, which looked like a Barn Owl , was the mascot for the opposing team and died from its injuries.

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Birding Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China

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While waiting for the barn owls, an Asian Barred Owlet made a brief appearance. Then, the real thing came up, a male and female Barn Owl, occasionally even with some small mammal added as a bonus to the photo. I think they must be Chinese owls.

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Unlikely Animal Friends

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From dolphins and dogs who are swimming buddies, playful cheetahs and puppies who are best friends, owls and kitties playing leapfrog and much more! Watch a clip of an owl and the pussycat: What about an adorable cheetah and a Labrador puppy? Are you ready for hours of the cutest animal video ever? Then be sure to tune in to Unlikely Animal Friends over this Thanksgiving break. NAT GEO WILD is sharing some of the most unlikely of animal friendships!

The Black Album: Black Birders, Blackpoll Warblers, Black-tailed Godwits, Black Flamingos, and more

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Props on the sweet Barred Owl call, too. “I What kind of miscreant kicks a Barn Owl in mid-flight? And last but not least, get your owl snark on. News Barn Owl Berlin black birders black-tailed godwit blackpoll warbler bryan’s shearwater common redpoll crowdfunding flamingos Frankfurt hammerkop Hawaii Hoary Redpoll Jonathan Franzen Malta Seattle the birds weather

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Finally. Jasmine the Greyhound

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From left, Toby, a stray Lakeland dog; Bramble, orphaned Roe deer; Buster, a stray Jack Russell; a dumped rabbit; Sky, an injured barn owl; and Jasmine with a Mothers heart doing best what a caring Mother would do… Such is the order of God’s Creation. I received this steadily for a month or two and still find it heartwarming. And for all of you naysayers, it was verified by Snopes. * In 2003, police in Warwickshire, England, opened a garden shed and found a whimpering, cowering dog.

Can A Hawk Carry Off Your 12-Pound Pet?

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If you see a flyer such as this and you’re unfamiliar with wildlife, you can 1) believe the hundreds of people who write things like “I know for a fact a Barn Owl can carry off a 3-pound Chihuahua!” Barn Owls weigh about a pound); 2) access fact-filled sites like the Peregrine Fund or the Cornell Lab of Ornithology ; or 3) call any raptor rehabilitation center, and whoever answers the phone will tell you that the information on Facebook is bunk.

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New Place in Costa Rica, New Yard List

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Stuff wanders in, others things wander out and in the meantime, birds like Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl , two species of caracara, flycatchers, Clay-colored Thrushes , doves, and others make themselves at home. The bird we hope most to see is the endemic Cabanis’s Ground-Sparrow although Mary wants to see a Barn Owl just as much. Recently, I moved to a new place in Costa Rica.

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Nine Owls in Puluahua Crater

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I am not a big fan of Owls because they require nocturnal searching and it is very difficult to find them. In the three years that I have been birding in this crater I have seen five owls which are Rufous-banded Owl, Andean Pigmy Owl, Great-horned Owl, Barn Owl, and Burrowing Owl. So far I have only been able to photograph three: Great-horned Owl, Burrowing Owl, and Barn Owl.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of March 2012)

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Now that late winter has eased into early spring, it seems owls are in the air. I’m hearing all kinds of owl howls, from Saw-whets at (where else?) Owl Woods and Short-eared Owls from New York to the Galapagos Islands. One birder known to many of us even had her life Barn Owl turn up in her backyard! If owls have traditionally eluded you, get back in the game… your luck may be turning.

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How to Celebrate Global Big Day from Home in Costa Rica

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and listening for owls just before dawn. Maybe I will catch the faint notes of that Upland Sandpiper , maybe find a Barn Owl. Today, May 9th is when we would have been immersed in birds, likely from dusk to dawn. In our neck of the woods, marking Common Pauraque as the first species of the day, attempting to identify shorebirds in the dark of the night (not easy.),

The Owls of Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, Texas

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One of the highlights of birding in this Texas state park is the chance to see five owl species that breed here. This is made even sweeter by the hope of seeing two extremely rare US visitors – the Mottled Owl and the Stygian Owl. Let’s enjoy the owls of Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley, Texas. Barn Owl. Eastern Screech-Owl. Great Horned Owl with owlet and dinner. Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl. Elf Owl. Mottled Owl. Stygian Owl.

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Birds Expected and Unexpected at Calle Jocote, Costa Rica

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A few have also arrived but only stayed for a short time or just haven’t vocalized again (such as the Barn Owl that was screeching in the windy January night). Will we stay long enough for a Striped Owl to finally pay a visit? In January, we moved to a new place at a slightly lower elevation yet still located in the Central Valley rather near the main airport. As with any home inhabited by birders, we have kept track of all species heard or seen, night and day.

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Birding a flooded highway

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It was our second trip out on this piece of highway this year and sadly the second deceased Barn Owl. Unfortunately we have only ever seen dead Barn Owls in the Broome area and one day it would be nice to see a bird hunting over the land. Grass Owls are also present in the area, but remain off our bird list. We have seen and heard Barking Owls when camping in the bush and maybe one day our luck will change!

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Call B for Birder or Waterfowling East Anglia

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Above the reed fronds, two Barn Owls were quartering, so white below that they appeared like pieces of paper quivering in the wind. Three more cranes… Barn Owls in thickening darkness… and the temperature goes down to 4°C. A few winters ago, I went waterfowling in East Anglia. At local Internet forums, my friend Dr B. sounds like some James Bond’s nemesis, doesn’t it?)

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Bring back the Blue Tit

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The Barn Owl was a cosmopolitan species, so as it is split the name has to be shared (American, western and eastern). I’m a long-time champion of the IOC World Bird List as a standard for bird names. I pushed for Wikipedia to adopt them, and then to follow the taxonomy, and given the dominance of Wikipedia in Google search results, this is no small thing. I’m not blind to the list’s faults, though.

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What is the National Bird of Britain?

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We were not party to the count of the original decision, so it is not possible to say whether 34% share of the vote was an improved showing, but the Barn Owl in second place scored only 12% of the crosses, giving the Robin little cause for worry. It started as a discussion over the Stilton and walnuts. By the time the cigar smoke cleared and the port had soaked through the tablecloth, the Robin had taken its place as Britain’s National Bird.

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Wildlife Rehabilitators vs. Bird Thieves

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The nighttime version of this occurred at Louise Shimmel’s Cascades Raptor Center in Oregon, when her education director took their Barn Owl to the flight cage for some exercise. I don’t mean people who steal birds. I mean birds who steal, sometimes from people. It’s a sad fact of life: sometimes birds take things that don’t belong to them. Raptors mug each other mid-air. Bowerbirds steal each other’s nest decorations. Stellar’s Jays take acorns from Clark’s Nutcrackers.

Come@Me: Snowy Owls are Superior in Every Way to Great Gray Owls

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Owls are mystical beasts that are well loved by both birders and those who casually look at birds. There are many species that captivate those looking at them: Burrowing Owls , Barn Owls , a variety of fishing-owls, Stygian Owl , Elf Owl , the list goes on and on. Great Gray Owls and Snowy Owls are two that come up a great deal in these discussions but there is really only one that should be mentioned.

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Think Outside Of The Nest Box

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This rookery also housed nesting Barn Owls (not the bird box on the lower half of the pole on the far right). The nesting season is underway and people love to put up nest boxes. It seems an easy thing to do, you buy or make a wooden box and put a hole in it and viola–BIRDS! But it’s not always that simple. And though bird houses are a great addition to a yard to provide nesting habitat, we don’t always have to go the traditional route.

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Pel’s Fishing Owls, Phantoms of the Okavango

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For many birders, the Pel’s Fishing Owl roosts in a lofty position on just such a list. One of the most highly desirable birds in the world, the Pel’s Fishing Owl is a true phantom. Found patchily in sub-Saharan Africa, this large, ginger-colored owl can never be guaranteed on a trip to the continent. The Okavango Delta from the air Adrian Binns I’ve been fascinated with Pel’s Fishing Owls since my South African childhood.

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Cavity Nesting Birds of North America and Their Babies!

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Current well-intentioned environmental pressures to emphasize harvesting large dead or dying trees, if realized, would have further adverse effects on such ecologically and esthetically important species as woodpeckers, swallows, wrens, nuthatches, and owls – to name a few 1.” The majority of our owls in North America also nest in cavities and I want to wrap this up with a few of my favorites, starting with the Barn Owl ( Tyto alba ).

“Hawk” vs. Hawk

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But “Hawk”’s active ingredient, a deadly second-generation anticoagulant, bromadialone, has been implicated in the deaths of Red-tailed Hawks, Red-shouldered Hawks, Cooper’s Hawks, and other raptors : American Kestrels, Barn Owls, Golden Eagles, Great Horned Owls, and Turkey Vultures. Does the product above strike you as black humor, only not funny?

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Montana is Owl Country

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There is an International Festival of Owls. They give out a “Champion of Owls” award. Holt founded the Owl Research Institute , an organization that focuses on long-term studies of a variety of species of owls, as well as their prey species and environments. Turns out, there’s hardly a better place in America to have as your home base, if you’re doing owl research. Saw-whet Owl photo by Todd Zino a. Birds Interior West owls

India’s Raptor Rescuers

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With almost 1200 species of birds in the Capital Region, the house and roof steadily filled with Egyptian Vultures, Barn Owls, Hornbills, Black Ibis, Cattle Egrets, Steppe Eagles , a multitude of songbirds and pigeons , as well as the occasional cobra or palm squirrel. “It is next to impossible to persuade people in India to donate money for injured raptors,” says Nadeem Shehzad, co-founder of Wildlife Rescue , a registered non-profit in the Chawri Bazar area of Old Delhi.

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Collaborative list – November 2020

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11 Barn Swallow – Hirundo rustica. 103 Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl – Glaucidium brasilianum. 123 Barn Owl – Tyto alba. 498 Barred Owl – Strix varia. 499 Northern Saw-whet Owl – Aegolius acadicus. Who remembers birding parties?

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Collaborative list December 2020 and year’s round up.

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The overwhelming sentiment in Christmas cards this year is that 2021 cannot come fast enough. Lock downs and restrictions have curbed our birding, so if you can summon any blessings to mind, count them instead.

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How Close Is “Too Close” To An Owl?

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” My question that I hope you can help me with is what would be considered a safe distance to photograph Northern Saw-what Owls? Would this be considered a threat to these owls?” First I applaud the photographer for actually asking the question of how close to get to a Saw-whet Owl. And quite frankly, I’ve seen some of the most dedicated of ethical birders get excited at finding an owl and get closer than they should. Birds owls

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Zero Gravity Brewing Company: Bobolink Saison

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For many grassland species, our vast expanses of tilled and plowed fields, orchards and vineyards, pastures and rangeland offer an abundance of convenient food and shelter – and some bolder birds even wander indoors to find these things in our barns and stables. Birders know that the pairing of farms and birds represents more than mere bucolic romance – it’s a match borne out of a real avian dependence on these man-made landscapes.

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Linda Hufford: A Rehabber Comments on “Collecting” Rare Birds

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Research done on (live) Barn Owls provided proof that the hearing of juveniles is not mature until they are about four months of age, so under no circumstances do I release ones any younger. This week’s guest blog was written by Linda Hufford, who has been a wildlife rehabilitator specializing in raptors for over twenty years. She runs Birds of Texas Rehabilitation Center in Austin County, Texas.

Shadows of Africa

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Barn Owl on a dry tree trunk and a… traffic jam! A dusty-red road leads me through Marico bushveld deeper into the 750 square kilometers large wilderness of the Madikwe Game Reserve – the 4th largest reserve in South Africa, home to 350 bird and 66 mammal species, some 4 hours’ drive from Johannesburg.

Bird Books for Children: From Colors & Shapes to Discovering Central Park

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She’s chosen some of Harper’s most iconic images for Count the Birds –his beloved Cardinals, Barn Owls, and Puffins, as well as buntings, pelicans, grosbeaks, finches, bluebirds, quail, and turnstones, and though she does not give the birds complete names (I really would like those grosbeaks to be named Evening Grosbeaks), it’s a fun book to look at and read. Eight Owls Make a heart.’

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Little Big Year-Week 37: Settling down in Tucson AZ

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They have a Raptor Free Flight demonstration, with Harris Hawks, Great Horned Owls, Barn owls , and Ravens , as well as reptile hall, and so much more, that the advice we got was spot on. 15 Great Horned Owl – The cover photo is our local, who lives in the palm tree right above our site. Now that we have “settled” in Tucson, Arizona, or at least this is where the 5th Wheel is for the time being, it has been nice to be able to spread out a bit.

Collaborative List – July 2020

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Barn Owl – Tyto alba. Great Horned Owl – Bubo virginianus. Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl – Glaucidium brasilianum. Little Owl – Athene noctua. Tawny Owl – Strix aluco. Barred Owl – Strix varia.

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