The beautiful Barn Owl is, perhaps, our most-loved owl. With its distinctive heart-shaped face, pure white feathers, and ghostly silent flight, its easy to identify.
The barn owl is the most widely distributed species of owl and one of the most widespread of all birds, therefore it is on the green list of birds of conservation concern, however like many birds, is now choosing the edges of our managed moorlands as a favoured habitat. More and more reports of sighting throughout the whole of the Yorkshire Dales keep on coming in. This photograph was taken at the very north of the Yorkshire Dales on the edge of some managed moorland today in an area where no one has seen them before. #barnowl #birdofprey #managedmoorland #wehavewildlife #yorkshiredales #YDMG