Barn Owl

With its ghostly appearance, rasping shrieks, and habit of roosting in such places as church belfries, the Barn Owl has attracted much superstition. However, it is really a good omen for farmers who find it in their barns, for it preys chiefly on mice and rats.

A female version on display at Carolina Raptor Center, Huntersville, North Carolina.

Barn Owl Female

Barn Owl Female Close Up