Fun Friday: A Little Camera Shy!




If you’ve been following my blog for a little while, you are probably aware that I have been monitoring a pair of Barn Owls that have taken up residence in a Cass County barn, and possibly beginning to nest in a nest box I built and installed for the landowners. I have a trail cam […]

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A Barney Status Update




I’ve been waiting for some definitive proof, but not quite there yet. However, there are plenty of signs telling me that the Barn Owl pair that I have been monitoring may be in the process of nesting at this time. When I went to the barn a couple of weeks ago to change out the […]

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Large Hair (et. al) Ball




Yesterday, I collected the SD card from my trail cam that is set up in the nearby barn where the endangered Barn Owls have recently been spotted. While I was changing out the batteries and SD card, I noticed a couple of owl “pellets” on the barn floor. So, before leaving, I placed them inside […]

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Fun Friday: A Stack of Owls




Today’s “Fun Friday” post gives me great hope on again experiencing/photographing Missouri’s endangered Barn Owls. This image was captured in a Missouri barn that is about 10 miles from my rural home. The barn owl is endangered in Missouri, with only a handful of known populations throughout the state. And when a population is discovered, […]

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Fun Friday: More Adventures With Barney




Today’s Fun Friday post features “Barney”, who I first met about 4 years ago. Barney is a Barn Owl (Tyto alba), which is both rare and endangered in Missouri. In fact, I used to occasionally read about a rare sighting of this bird in the state, but when reported, the location was never disclosed to […]

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Barney & Friends – An Update




A couple of years ago, I was alerted to a nesting pair of Barn Owls, not far from where I live. Being a rarity, I set up a time where I could visit the farm and photograph these endangered birds. Since this post originally published, I have fabricated a nesting box for the owls and […]

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A Call to Photographers




This post is going to be a bit different than my regular post … no frills, no natural outdoor experience, no photos … wait, I do have a relevant photo that I will share later in the post. I’m directing this post to all photographers. Notice, I didn’t say “professional” photographers … anyone with a […]

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Barn Owl Update




A few nights ago, I drove to the barn where the barn owl family is residing. But when I entered the barn, only two owls were found … one of the adults with one baby:       But where are the other owls? There should be another adult and two more young owls. A […]

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Barney and Friends




Today, I’m going to share some recent images of the Barn Owl (Tyto alba)  family that resides nearby. On my first visit to the farm, I climbed the ladder to one of the grain bins and was able to see two young owls, along with one of the adults, inside the grain bin. Upon descending […]

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Long-Time Dream Comes True




I’ll get back to some more wild horse posts soon; today I have an exciting adventure to share! Last night,a long-time dream came true for me! For the past 5-6 years, I have been inquiring around the rural community I live in, in hopes of finding a Barn Owl (Tyto alba) to photograph. The Barn […]

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