are the very best neighbors!
This little guy,
flies with his friend Katie Pnewski,
at Avian Behavior International in Southern California.
We have nesting barn owls in our owl boxes at The Holler.
Check out this frumpy little chick on his first day out of his nest, napping, and making a new friend!
Cheers to you from The Happy Holler Hooters~
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Wow, very beautiful photos of a heart face! Lovely. ❤️
So appreciated John. Thanks my friend & cheers დ
You’re welcome, Cindy. ☺️
Barn owls are so cute.
Yep! And such good neighbors too დ
Wonderful creatures you’ve captured so beautifully.
So pleased you enjoyed them & thank you very much! დ
Beautiful photos of a gorgeous species. 👌👌👌
So appreciated Michael. Thank you დ
You’re welcome Cindy. My pleasure 🙏
Wow, the white and then those dark, penetrating eyes, what a great photo.
Thank you very much Brian. You made me smile დ
What a face! – And the baby owl is soooo cute!
Stay safe, dear Cindy!
Smiling. I დ my friends who დ owls! Take good care dear friend დ
That fledgling’s face!! ❤️❤️ Thank you for sharing, Cindy!
Thank you more for appreciating him Teresa & cheers my friend დ
Cute photo of bird
Thank you დ
Grazie mille Laura დ
Klasse. Sehr schöne Fotos. Alle Achtung was du erstellt hast. Liebe Grüße, Wolfgang.
Ihre Nachdenklichkeit wird sehr geschätzt, Wolfgang. Danke mein Freund und bleib gesund und munter დ
What a beautiful barn owl! Baby Valentine is adorable!
I დ my friends who დ owls! Thank you Lavinia & cheers.
What wonderful captures, Cindy! That little one is totally adorable, of course. 🙂
Smiling…. Thank you Lynette & cheers my friend დ
These owls always make for adorable subjects. Baby Valentine is so cute!
So happy you like them. I love them too, and I so love living amongst them! დ
Beautiful! Happy New Year, Cindy xx
Wonderful to hear from you Christy! Wishing you Health & Happiness in 2023! დ
Hi Leslie! Wonderful to hear from you. Hope all is well with you. They are sweet creatures and wonderful neighbors! დ
Hi Cindy, I am well thank you. The children are a wonderful support for me. I now have time for my music and art. Peter was so unwell for quite some time and his care was my focus. There just wasn’t any time for me. Life does go on although I miss him very much.
I am so sorry you went through this truly difficult time. Being the sole caretaker is so hard and then dealing with the loss and grief afterwards is a cruel reward. One can easily get lost in the whole stressful process. Finding time now for YOU is not easy either but so worth it. My thoughts and prayers are with you Leslie. Take extra good TLC of yourself now. It is your time. Cheers & love to you! დდ
Thank you Cindy, your kind thoughts and wishes are so much appreciated.
Love to you Leslie.
Grazie mille Sandy დ
An angel face indeed, Cindy! How sweet!
I love owls, and living amongst them! დ
Such gorgeous photos Cindy
Merci beaucoup mon Ami Sheree! დ
Avec plaisir Cindy
Got to be a perch for a Mexican Horned Owl last November. I’ll not forget it.
Wow! That sounds like a major life thrill დ
Angel of Death (for wee little mouses, me thinks).
Yep. It’s a bird eat mouse world out here at The Holler! 😉
I think barn owl faces must count among the most attractive and angelic in the avian world.
Yes. I would agree. Winsome creatures დ
Fantastic pictures, Cindy. I love the details.
Thank you very much Pit დ
How expressive they are. Love these images and am smiling as I type these words.
Your wonderful comment just made me smile! დ
Valentine is so sweet and the other owl, a beauty…their faces make me smile, Cindy!
They are smile inducers aren’t they! 😉
Another stunning capture of a beautiful creature, Cindy. 😍 Though, it will take some deep breaths before I stop focusing on how sharp that beak is, if I ever get close enough to one.
Thanks very much. Thankfully we aren’t on their menu plans!! 😉 😉
Such beauty! A gorgeously plumed bird. <3
They are stunners aren’t they! დ
Angel face indeed, Cindy! The first one looks so curious and Baby Valentine looks like it’s trying not to laugh! Happy Wednesday to you and the Happy Holler Hooters.
Yes Valentine, does seem highly amused (and bored) with his first experience of the world!! Smart birdie 😉
Wonderful photos! Love the close up details.
Thanks much & pleased you enjoyed! დ
The first owl is one beautiful bird! The chick is looking a bit the worse for wear for leaving the next.
Yes. He was cooped up in it for weeks, poor guy! დ
Ahh, the sweet taste of freedom!
He decided to nap while contemplating the new found taste….. 😉
These pictures are wonderful!! The heart face chick is too cute. Cindy, your close-up nature shots of our flying animals have so much detail and clarity.
So appreciate your thoughtful comments! Thank you very much & take good care დ
You’re welcome! Thanks to your photos I’m getting to see close ups of birds that I wouldn’t see. Take care and have a wonderful Wednesday. 🙂
Outstanding hooter photos!
So happy you enjoyed Peter & cheers to you! დ
Hugs to you Gigi. I hope your arm is starting to feel better and you too my friend ! დდდ
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Thank you very much Andrew დ
they are so adorable, when we get sightings of an owl.. especially at this time of year.. the photographers come from all across the area. to try to get a picture.. what is the fascination with owls… i do admit they are really cute.
Lucky you! Owls are symbolic of mystery across multiple cultures. Plus they fly at night which adds to their mystery and makes them more rarely seen დ
Your photos show these lovely birds at their best.
So kind of you and so appreciated too! Thank you & cheers დ
Oh my gosh, how beautiful Cindy!!! 🦉🦉🦉
Thank you Kym. They are gorgeous little creatures დ
You’re very welcome Cindy! They are indeed amazing creatures. 😍🦉🥰
So BEAUTIFUL!! I love them!
I დ my friends who დ owls! I დ them too დ
So happy you think so Rosaliene. Cheers to you დ
Amazing captures, Cindy. You are an owl whisperer!
I had the same thoughts! 😁
So appreciated Michele დ
I appreciate you! Splendid work.
I დ owls! Hugs to you Rebecca დ
Katie is a lot braver than me.
She is awesome and loves birds. It shows დ
Your photos amaze me, Cindy! Such beautiful creatures. 🤍
Aww…. Thank you very much Kymber & take good care my friend დ
Oh, how I love owls. They are such nobal (and wise 🙂 ) creatures. Beautiful images.
Yes they are. I love them too. I love living with them. I call back and forth with The Great Horned Owls regularly. One night, one swooped silently, so close above my head, my hair ruffled in his breeze. What a thrill! He could have hurt me, but he just made infinitesimally close contact, so skillfully. I was awed დ
Heartwarming. I love these. The picture of the newborn is amazing!
It is so much fun having them hatch, grow, and eventually come out to play! Thank you Sheila დ
Thank you, Cindy, for sharing those incredible faces!
Thank you more for appreciating them Michele & take good care დ
That baby owl is so lovely and vulnerable. Congrats on such good work supporting these great creatures 💕
Ahh, thank you very much Val for everything you do დ
wow 😍 heart shaped angels too 😍😆🦉🦉💕
Yes! They wear their heart on their face. Love your new birdie babies. So sweet დ
Absolutely love the baby owl!!!
Ahhh…. So glad you do! I do too დ
So beautiful it takes my breath away!!!
You touch my heart Jill. Thank you დ
These make me smile – thank you, Cindy! 😎❤️
Your thoughtful comment just made me smile! დ
Just gorgeous photos and subjects. The level of detail your camera is able to capture is amazing.
Awww…. Thank you so much! So appreciated. Cheers to you დ
what a great little fella 🦉
Yes! A day with an owl is a good day indeed დ
A good day hoot-side 🦉
They have such enticing faces…. And then there are those claws!
They are savage beauties! დ
Angel indeed dear lady, and big night time eyes. And that story of your junior Barn Owl would have been great to watch his first days. I had a friend who had slept in his van, woke up the next morning and opened his door…10 feet from his face was a Tawny Frogmouth, an owl down under so he couldn’t help but quietly click a few shots. The owl seemed un-amused in being disturbed at sleep. Great pictures and story dear lady, thank you 😀❤️🙏🏽
I saw a Tawny Frog Mouth, and a Lyrebird and tooks photos of both, which were not very good, and is why I didn’t post them, but I was thrilled out of my guord to see them! I love your story too Mark! დ
I just love them…
Smiling. I love them two! დდ
Lovely portraits and action shot with shadows
Thank you sincerely Derrick & cheers to you and Jackie დ
Such magnificent close-up images!
Honored. Thank you very much Ruth & cheers to you დ
Great post, Cindy. The baby owl is so cute!!
He was a true Valentine heart breaker! 😉
This face is not really bird face it is something different, especially the eyes.
Actually, for me the eyes is the most part of the face, which says a lot.
Yes! I agree with you. Owl eyes are incredible. So much of an owl’s brain is taken up by their visual processing center. They are incredibly observant creatures! დ
It’s pity, we cannot talk to them. Probably we would know a lot we, as a human being, missed.
Yes. I am sure we are missing critical information from the wild ones…….
Gorgeous! I adore owls and would love to be able to take a photo of my own. Owl sightings are rare in my neck of the woods.
I დ my friends who დ Owls Linda! Hope all is well with you დ
What a gorgeous creature, beautifully captured.
Happy you like him & thanks very much! დ
What beautiful faces, colors, and details! Thanks for a visit from your holler hooters Cindy!
So happy you like my buddies Brad! They are such good neighbors. They never complain 😉
Vielen Danke mein leiber Freund Marie დ
There is something about owls that just capture us. Stunning creatures that I can’t get enough of seeing. Great photos, Cindy.
Awww…. We agree on the owls Marlene, as we do about most things my friend დ
Oh, just brilliant – as ever!
So thoughtful Margaret & so appreciated! დ
The bird is amazingly cute, thank you for sharing these shots with us. 🙂
Aww….. You are so welcome sweet lady. Happy you like him & cheers my friend დ
The Barn Owl is an interesting bird Cindy with its dish face so well designed to pick up sound. Beautiful captures, especially the new born. This is the only owl I featured in my first book.
I didn’t know the shape of his face was engineered to capture sounds. How fascinating. Thank you for educating me დ
Primi piani straordinariamente belli d’una natura selvaggia, che ammalia per la sua speciale peculiarità. Complimentissimi per le foto.
Molto gentile da parte tua Silvia e così apprezzata. Grazie mille e saluti a te amico mio დ
Prego, buon fine settimana e cari saluti
What beautiful birds. And I think they know it. 🙂 Putting on their best smiles.
Yes. Owls have a clear sense of confidence and self posession! დ
My goodness, but that owl is gorgeous! But I think the little baby has captured my heart!
Aww….. So glad he did Kathy & cheers to you my friend დ
Angelic indeed…unless you’re a barn mouse.
Very true! Smiling….. დ
Owlariously owldorable! These pics are owl of this world, my friend.
❤️ (๑ŏ⋖⋗ŏ) ❤️
He is such a great poser..but these images so fascinating. Thanks Anita
He was definitely ready for his close up! Thank you Anita & cheers დ
You deserve an award for those pictures, Cindy.
Ahhh, so thoughtful and so appreciated Ronnie! დ
Barn owls are adorable. The first one I saw was in a book my mother had with coloured illustrations.
That’s a memory that stayed. Very sweet! დ
Such majestic birds. Fabulous captures.
So happy you enjoyed & thank you very much! დ
Grazie mille! დ
Breathtaking shots, Cindy. What beautiful creatures and I especially love the young one’s colours.
So happy you like him Dale & thank you! Valentine the baby owl was a true heartbreaker დ
Beautiful, for sure. And Valentine has the perfect name!
Grazie Donna! დ
Wow! Such a beauty, wonderful details. 💖
So happy you enjoyed Amy & thanks my friend დ
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Grateful for you, and all you do, Sharon დ
It is a rare and splendid experience to see a barn owl this closely, Cindy. Wow, such a beautiful bird. And that chick is absolutely adorable. Terrific photos and post, thank you.
Awww…. Visa versa 2UX2! It is the least I can do, since your amazing photography makes me very happy დ
Grazie mille Pam დ
Adorable! Your photos capture it all.
Happy you enjoyed Jennie & thank you! დ
You’re welcome, Cindy!
Wow! What gorgeous photo of such a beautiful owl, Cindy! And the owlet is precious.
Very happy you like the owls Eugenia & thanks very much დ
My pleasure, Cindy!
Wow, majestic birds!
Yes. They are beauties! დ
Thanks very much & cheers to you! დ
Gorgeous photos. I love owls. They’re such magnificent beauties.
I დ my friends who დ owls! დ
What perfect little faces – wonderful shots.
So happy you enjoyed Kerry & cheers to you! დ
Such great captures.
Honored. Thank you! დ
We have an owl house in a tree occupied by barn owls. In the summer the babies make quite a racket squawking all night for food while the parents hunt. We always know when the babies have left the nest by the sudden silence.
Exactly the same here. Except often, we see the chicks when they stumble out which is a thrill. Owls are so fun to live with. Happy you know! დ
Just look at that face, cuz! You should have saved this post for Valentine’s Day!!!. Beautiful shots though.
Are you involved in any of this weather mess I keep seeing reported in CA? 🙁 ⛈️.
Hi cuz! He’s quite a QT huh! We were the beneficiarcies of the atmospheric rivers that blew through here. The Holler was slammed with rain storms after rain storms. All good. Everything around us is green and happy. The creek is full and flowing. Hope all is well with you cuz and wonderful to hear from you! დდ
Things sorta ok here no. Last 3wks have been lab work & doctor appts. one after the other. Eyes, ears, back, & then skin cancers. I’m just falling apart. Ya gotta be brave to get old and.😷🤕😷. ❤️🩹
I am so very, very, sorry Paul. I wish I could make your suffering go away. Too few people realize how incredibly brave older people have to be, while at the same time, having little opportunity to talk in any real way about what they know is happening. It is a hard road to have to take. I am sending you my love as your almost cousin. I am sending you my prayers. And I am thinking about you cuz. Please stay in touch. Email me if you would like. I would like that. დდდ
Thank you very much & take good care დ
Wow! I love the intensity of both their faces and the texture you captured with your fantastic photography. Simply beautiful.
So sincerely appreciated Bridgette. Thank you. You make me happy I posted! დ
Those barn owls are beautiful! Honestly, I don’t think there’s anything more magical than seeing owls in the wild. They look so otherworldly, and their nocturnal lifestyles mean that any sighting of them is a treat.
I photographed Great Horned Owls on our roof last night. They were staring directly at me. I only saw this when I looked at the photos because it was pitch dark! დ
That sounds like an amazing encounter!
The owl is my spirit animal. I love these creatures. Incredible pictures Cindy.
I love them too დდ
Such a hauntingly beautiful face. Owls are stunningly silent predators!
Everything about owls is subtle and impressive. I talk back and forth many nights with Great Horned Owls. It is one of the best things about where I live დ
Wow, beautiful. You always capture such amazing images of these awesome animals, Cindy.
Awww… Thank you very much Carla and be well my friend დ
Thanks for being such a big supporter of my blog!
You are most welcome დ
Those barn owls are very beautiful and cute! The napping photo was so adorable!
Thanks so much Aisyah! I am happy you enjoyed them & cheers to you დ
It’s my pleasure 😊
Soooo wonderful! Love these photos!
So happy you do & thank you! დ
I’ve probably mentioned it before. there were a lot of owls in France. The destruction of hedges and abuse in pesticides have decimated them… Sad.
So terribly sad. Owls are so important to healthy ecology დ
They are. All started in the 60’s. French fields were small, and scattered, the result of centuries of inheritance, transmission. One farmer could have ten different fields scattered on a few miles. All fields had hedges, rows of trees. where raptors nested. Hedgehogs, what have you. Then the government launched a swap programme. “I’ll give you my ten acre field over there in exchange for your which is adjacent to mine”. Cut the trees and hedges to make way for tractors… Gone the trees, the edges, wing blowing, floods, gone the nests…
Progress they call it 🙁
Yeees. Not all is bad in progress, of course. In that particular case, the intentions were good: redistribute the land in a more efficient way. Made moving around easier… But, no one thought about the consequences. those were the 60’s. No-one thought about habitat, eco-system balance… We have learnt. A bit… (And then we screw up elsewhere. LOL)
Be good Cindy