November 2013: This owl is perched on a fence post. His feathers appear soft with subtle shading. This carving was started in 2011, worked on it more in 2012 and finally finished it in 2013. This is a large carving - roughly 4 feet high.
Ghostly pale and strictly nocturnal, Barn Owls are silent predators of the night world. Lanky, with a whitish face, chest, and belly, and buffy upperparts, this owl roosts in hidden, quiet places during the day. By night, they hunt on buoyant wingbeats in open fields and meadows. You can find them by listening for their eerie, raspy calls, quite unlike the hoots of other owls. Despite a worldwide distribution, Barn Owls are declining in parts of their range due to habitat loss.