Utah Barn Owl in flightUtah Barn Owl in flight

I do! I do!

There is something I find utterly appealing and mesmerizing when I see a Barn Owl in flight like this one as it flew past me last winter at Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area. I love the Barn Owl’s deep-set, dark and mysterious eyes, the silent way that they glide past, their monkey like face plus their beautiful colors and patterns.

I love all kinds of owls including Great Horned, Barred, Short-eared, Barn and Burrowing Owls too!

Yes, I do love owls and I am ecstatic every time I photograph them, I can not resist them.

And why should I?




  1. Hummingbirdlover August 27, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Hi! Hope I’m on the right website? I have missed your wonderful Photo’s

    • Mia McPherson August 27, 2013 at 11:10 am

      You are on the right web site again Mom!

  2. Kathie August 13, 2013 at 11:01 am


  3. Humming Bird lover August 12, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Hi! I love Owls also! I was trout fishing in a very small stream and did not see the baby Owl in the bushes until its mother flew into my head and raked me good. I looked up and saw the little Grey ball of fur! I ran and mom still chased me for a ways! My hair still parts in the top of my head! She really hit me hard!
    I know I should not but I hoot at the 3 that talk at nite where I live and they answer me.
    Thanks for the great photo’s of everything sogreat!

  4. Laurence Butler August 11, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    oh yeah!

  5. Elephant's Child August 11, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Me too, me too (too whit too whoo).

  6. eric c11 August 11, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    ohhh, this owl is beautifull in this attitude, and the bokeh is excellent, great job mia =)))

  7. Utahbooklover August 11, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Found on every continent except Antarctica, this is Steve Chringren’s (World of Flight birdshow at Hogle Zoo) favorite owl for its beauty. His young daughter once described its color as a perfectly toasted marshmellow, he says after the owl has flown over the audience. I do miss those birdshows. Nice image of a wild one, Mia.

  8. biobabbler August 11, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    Agreed. It’s one of the birds that every time I see it in person, I gasp and say “It’s so BEAUtiful!” Just say yes. =)

  9. Chris Rohrer August 11, 2013 at 10:52 am

    I love them as well!!! And when one is seen, the world stands still!

  10. Eileen August 11, 2013 at 5:54 am

    I love owls too. Gorgeous capture of the Barn Owl, Mia!

  11. Bob Bushell August 11, 2013 at 4:30 am

    And do I, beautiful creatures.

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