I am thankful for the opportunity that I had to photograph this awesome owl. It's not native to my area and It hasn't been seen for almost a week now. Hopefully it has found a new location. Great Grey Owl Southern, Ontario
The Barn Owl’s prey consists mainly of small mammals, in particular short-tailed and field voles, mice and common shrews. These it either still-hunts from a perch or searches for by quartering over meadowland, usually in the half-light at dusk or dawn and often hovering with moth-like silent fluttering flight as it relies on its superb hearing to locate prey. It is estimated that a pair of Barn Owls and their young may eat about 1,000 rodents between them during the three-month breeding season.
African Barn aka African Grass Owl IUCN Red List Conservation status - Least Concern
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