Ryan Bourbour

Wildlife biologist – @ UC Davis – Raptor research – Sharing opportunistic photos from the field – *all birds handled with permits

@barnowlproject

Since a screenshot of this photo I posted on my twitter account last year is currently being circulated under the caption “Barn Owl Displaying Feathers”…I thought I’d share an original here with some context: this was a healthy fledgling female raised on gophers, voles, and mice at one of our vineyard study sites in 2018.