Barn Owl in the Rafters ~ This Barn Owl was roosting in the upper rafters in a local produce stand. I asked permission to photograph him. He was the last of two young birds that had been hatched in a nest in the building. The first owlet to fledge had left two days earlier. I was glad this one waited around for me to see and photograph it!
Burrowing Owl Duo ~ Not the best shot, due to the very bright direct sunlight. I liked seeing the pair perched up on this bare shrub, so included the shot anyway.
~ I was down at Salton Sea, and saw many, many Burrowing Owls. Apparently the babies are up and out of the burrows, and the numbers are visibly up. I liked this feisty little guy who was enforcing the no trespassing rules. He stood straight up like this, alternating with lowering to an offensive position and hissing at me. I didn't trespass.