Common Barn Owl (Tyto alba)
Found in open farmlands, marshlands prairies, deserts and urban areas. It nests and roosts in tree cavities as well barns and unoccupied structures. It has a distinctive heart-shaped facial disk.

Photo taken 5/4/03.

A Barn Owl nest was found in the broadcasting booth of the high school stadium. The eggs were put in an incubator at the center and one hatched.

Photo taken 5/4/03.
Photo taken 5/4/03.
Photo taken 5/4/03.
The Barn owl is growing quickly on its diet of mice.

Photo taken 5/18/03.
Photo taken 5/18/03.
Photo taken 5/18/03.
The Barn Owl still has some fluffy down but is able to get to the high perches in the barn habitat that it currently shares with 4 other Common Barn Owls. Photo taken 6/22/03.