There was a posting on the Florida birding list from someone near Panama City who had a Barn Owl roosting in a tree in his yard. I live in Minnesota and Barn Owls are not found there, so I jumped at the chance to see and photograph this bird. When I got there it was easy to locate the Owl in one of the palm trees. True to its nocturnal nature, the owl was sleeping. It paid no attention to me even when I was right under the tree. I walked all around trying to find the best angle for a photo. The best view had me straddling a water-filled ditch with tripod legs on both sides of the ditch. But I did get the photo. One interesting fact about Barn Owls is that they are widely distributed; they are found on six continents, missing only from Antarctica.