The Barn Owl (Scientific name - Tyto alba) is a medium sized owl found throughout South America, most of the United States and southern British Columbia and Ontario. They a rounded head with a heart-shaped face and dark eyes. They have no visible ear tufts. They are pale brown and grey overall and have speckling on the breast and back. They display some dark barring on the wings. They are nocturnal and rely heavily on their acute sense of hearing when hunting. Photos taken in Abbotsford, British Columbia in August 2016.