Birds - Gary Cook

Barn Owl Portrait

The Barn Owl is my favorite among owls. Although they are principally nocturnal, they can often be seen at twilight, hunting the edges of open meadows close to woodland. Unlike other Owls, Barn Owls do not “hoot” but instead they emit an eerie long drawn-out shriek, which is often the first indication that a Barn Owl has taken up residence in your neighborhood. If you’re lucky enough to see one hunting at twilight it’s likely to be an experience you’ll never forget.