Barn Owl

Barn Owl (Tyto alba)

A really beautiful bird of prey. Masked and Barn Owls were introduced to the island in the 40’s to try and rid the island of rats. Until recently we thought that the Masked Owl was the only Owl here. I photographed this bird in November 2011 and he has been positively identified as a Barn Owl. Has he been here since the 1940’s or do they fly through here?