We met this barn owl in Antelope Valley California. (Please click to enlarge).
He was rescued due to an injured wing and lives in a California state park named Velasquez Rocks (more on this park later).
His name is Scooter and he is cared for by the Park Rangers.
The Holler Hawks have been flying closer lately!
Sometimes quite close over my head which is a big thrill.
They have figured out I am not a threat to them.
I can identify different hawks by their missing feathers.
The best way to see a hawk of course is in free flight!
Sending wishes for the Happiest of Holidays flying your way,
From South Lake Tahoe!
151 thoughts on “Barn Owls, Holler Hawks in Flight & Happy Holidays to You!”
Merry Christmas, Cindy! Blessings, Natalie 🙂
The Merriest of Christmas’s to you Natalie!
Magnificent raptors, glad to know that the pretty Barn Owl is being taken care of. Merry Holidays!.
So kind and visa versa 2 U x 2!
Have a high-flying holiday yourself, and enjoy your feathered friends (along with the human ones, of course).:-)
That I will do and best cheers to you!
Merry Christmas! Beautiful photos as always, love Scooter!
I’m putting up a barn owl box when I get home! Best cheers to you!
Happy holidays! Beautiful photos 🙂
And to you my friend!
As always, spectacular photos. Merry Christmas.
The Merriest of Merries flying back to you!
Merry Christmas, Cindy……love that barn owl and the beautiful hawk!!!
So glad and only the best to you my deah!
What a beautiful animal! Majestic.
I agree with you & cheers to you too!
I fell in love with the Barnboy.
Yep. Barn Owl box is on top of my to-do list! Merry Christmas my good friend~
Merry Christmas to you also.
For Christmas you should sing to your family at least one Roma song.
Take care and have a próspero Año Nuevo.
Y tu tan bien mi amigo!
Thanks for the barn owls and holler hawks.They look amazing in the sky.
Thank you for a wonderful year!
Feliz Navidad! Thank you for all the lovely photos!
Feliz Navidad y Prospero Ano Nuevo my amiga!
I want to hug each and everyone of them. Sigh. Your photographs blow me away. I just love them. Thank you again. The owl is just incredible and so beautiful. I adore hawks, so you make me happy. Have a wonderful holiday:)
You are a joy to know and I look forward to 2014 in your wonderful company!
Love Tahoe! Hope you’re enjoying your vacation! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas! 🙂
Children, husband, mountains, cooking, snow. How does it get better than this? I wish you and your family all the good things!
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You are a pearl beyond price. Merci beaucoup and Happy Holidays to you~
Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones, Cindy.
You captured the birds well as usual 🙂
Visa versa to U and Urs x 2 and thank U!
Love the photographs of Scooter and of the Holler Hawks in flight.
Love you and your poems, Merry Christmas my friend!
Such beautiful photos.
So happy you think so! Mil grazi~
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Merry Christmas to you and yours. From BC, Canada
Beautiful you and beautiful BC, a perfect match! Merriest of Christmas to you~
Exquisite! These photos warm my heart! Peace . . .
Then mine is warmed too! Cheers to you~
The pictures of the barn owl are exquisite! Happy holidays, Cindy!
Back to you Miranda with hopes for all the best this holiday and in the coming year!
I have a special thing for owls, Cindy. They are so much under-played to all the other birds of prey, and just as beautiful.
Christmas Joy to you and your family as we now sail into the days of Christmas. You da best, Cuz.
Much love back to you and yours my dear friend!
Cindy, the barn owl is a marvel. When I gazed upon it, I was filled with such wonder. Thank you.
Yes he was my most favorite sight this Christmas too! So glad you felt the same and all the very best to you my friend!
Hello! Gorgeous photos! I love Scooter he’s beautiful, but owls scare me so. As usual, great captures. Have a happy, fun and safe holiday season!
Only the best to you now and in 2014!
Your photos never cease to amaze!
Happiest of Holidays to you both & thank you!
Happy holidays, Cindy and all the best for 2014. Keep those photos coming! 🙂
I have missed you! Must catch up. You know I wish the best of the best for you! Happy Holidays!
I love owls, gorgeous photos =) Happy Holidays!
I do too and Happy Holidays back to you!
Wish you happy holidays
Thank you Yoshiko and Merry Christmas to you!
Happy Holidays to you too, my Friend! 😀 Fae.
Back to you with hugz my friend!
Merry Christmas Cindy… love the photos…
So glad you do & Merry Christmas to you!
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Thank you Cindy! For everyone feeling trapped by the season (busyness, enforced festivity etc) , or by your daily grind, or anything really- find a dream of freedom and joy to dream. These images of clear blue sky and soaring hawks are perfect opening to another dream. For all readers of the Guardians of Gahool series this Tyto Alba( did I spell it right? ) is a beautiful link back to those adventures:-)
How wonderful! And I agree, nothing makes the spirit soar more than a gliding hawk! Hugz to you~
Thank you so much for sharing all those wonderful photos of the wildlife ~ Merry Christmas, my dear friend!
All the best to you and your loved ones in Year 2014! Cheers~ 😀
Thank you for your wonderful words and blog and Merry Christmas & Happy, Healthy New Year to you!
You’re welcome, my friend!
Happy Holiday~ Cheers!! 😀
Happy Holidays, Cindy. And a Merry Christmas to you. Let me still thank you for your inspiring blog, excellent articles and beautiful images.
Stefan you are very kind and you and your blog are much appreciated! Merry Christmas to you my friend!
How grand to be near Lake Tahoe! My friend just moved there – to Dayton, Nevada and she absolutely loves it. May the winds in the holler carry my wishes to you Cindy for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! ~Dor
How wonderful it has been to share your life here in blogdom and to get to know you. You are a wonderful blogging friend. Merry Christmas and Happy & Healthy New Year!
Merry Christmas! Beautiful photos and the owl is great 🙂
Merry, Merry Holidays to you and yours my friend!
Happy Holidays & Happy New Year. 🙂
The same to your and your family Chris, looking forward to talking to you in 2014!
I’m in love with Scooter! 🙂 Happy holidays, Cindy!
I am too!! Happy Holidays Jo!
Beautiful owl! Merry Christmas Cindy and thank you for letting me and others take part of your great pictures and stories around them.
You are a joy! Merriest of Christmas’s to you!
🙂 Thank you so much
Cindy, thank you for this beautiful post. I want to wish you a merry Christmas and sending you many good wishes for the coming year. Hugs! Veraiconica
Veraionica, I am so happy to have gotten to know you. A Very Merry Christmas & Happy, Healthy New Year to you!
Happy holidays Cindy. And thanks for sharing all of your beautiful photos on birds and nature.–Curt
Curt thank you for exaclty the same and Happy Holidays to you & yours!
Awesome and I love Scooter’s freckles – lol Happy Holidays my sweet bloggy friend!!! Hope it’sa rip roarin high soaring weekend!
You are so much fun! You always make me laugh and give me good ideas too! Merry Christmas to you my friend!
Good … then my job is done (walks away slowly….)
SO BEAUTIFUL!!! Merry Christmas
So glad you think so and Happy, Healthy New Year to you!
Beautiful, Cindy! I admire the hawks from afar, they scare me a little. But the owl, so gorgeous and so close! Merry Christmas to you!
Mil grazi & Happy New Year to you and yours!
That owl was delivering a beautiful Christmas message … many thanks … Happy Holidays to you!!!!
Never thought of that but I love it! Happy New Year to you!
Happy New Year, Cindy!
What a handsome owl! 😀
Do you know that Chinese folks call an owl as a “cat-headed hawk”?
I guess this post is all about hawk after all, LOL!
By the way, have a wonderful Christmas! 😀
Now but that is most interesting and there is a resemblence! Happy Holidays to you too!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS, CINDY!!!!
Happiest & Healthiest New Year Resa!
Christmas night holy aside worries and sorrows. Open your heart and gets a touch of blessing that flows over the world tonight!
Whether this year’s holidays will fill your heart with joy, confidence, hope and love. And Santa will bring the most desired and unexpected gifts and those close to you.
May you too have a healthy, happy, holiday and New Year! Cheers to you!
Merriest of Christmas’s to you my friend!
I adore the barn owl! It is cool the hawks aren’t afraid of you!! Such awesome nature photography! Merry Christmas! Hugz Lisa and Bear
Hugz and Merry Christmas to you and Bear. Look forward to spending 2014 with you both!
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you!
Merry Christmas Cindy!
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you!
Oh I love owls!!! These photos are amazing! 😀
Happy you like them & cheers to you!
Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!
Back to you x 2 Eunice!
Visa versa 2 U x 2!
Fabulous Cindy I love your bird photography
thank you! You know I love all your photography!
What beautiful creatures.
Wonderful aren’t they! Happy New Year!
I’m in love with that barn owl. He’s just so beautiful. Sometimes one swoops over our garden, like a gliding ghost.
I am getting a barn owl box when I get home. The county gives them to you if you agree to maintain it. The owls return each year and I am excited to see the hatching process. I hear them calling all the time. You can even get them with a camera in the box but this I won’t do………unless I find a read deal and read up on it! Cheers to you Sarah~
Amazing picture .The Owls are unique birds.Have a bright and healthy new year.
You too Jalal and cheers to you!
Missed this one in the holiday rush, Cindy. The owls are great…, and who couldn’t admite the aerial displays of the red-tails? Happy New Year !
Happy and healthy New Year to you cuz!! Looking forward to another year with you!
These are beautiful Photos!!! I love the owl!!! http://youtu.be/5mzY5sMkVwQ Happy New Year!!! 🙂 *Cynthia
Aren’t the owls awsome and so is your work! I am in awe of your talent. Happiest 2014!
I like everything I have seen so far in your blog, good work.
Well that is such a nice compliment, I cannot imagine that you are either old or grumpy! Happy New Year to you!
I love barn owls and these are superb photos so you’ve made my day 🙂
Well, you have made my day by saying this! Happy New Year to you!
And to you and your lovely owls!
It’s almost hard to for me to believe that the first few shots are of a real live bird. They are so perfect. Very impressive pictures Cindy. Well done.
Yes the barn owl looks like something made up my JK Rowling! But it is a real as real can be. Happy New Years to you and thank you!
Owls are one of my favourite birds of prey, almost silent flight. Scooter is beautiful, some great shots Cindy 🙂
Mine too! We are putting up a Barn Owl box. They should return to nest in it each year and I am so excited to see them which I rarely do because they are active after dark. Thank you much James & Happy New Year to you and yours~
Thanks Cindy and the same to you and your family 🙂
Great that you are putting up a nest box – how exciting, I look forward to seeing how they go!
Me too, thank you James!
Wonderful owl images! We have a second home in the foothills and we see owls at night flying low and hunting. They are amazing!
Grazi, grazi and oh boy do I love owls!!!
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The barn owl is so CUTE!
Your wuldlife and nature photos are always great!
Most appreciated, thank you & cheers to you!
I know, they are adorable aren’t they 🦉🦉