Berkeleysider Lee Aurich sent in some vivid photos of a family of barn owls roosting in a palm tree on Hillcrest Road in the Claremont Uplands neighborhood.
(We thought “Hoo’s on Hillcrest?” would be a great headline, but birders know that barn owls don’t hoot, they shriek.)
Do other Berkeleysiders have families of owls in their yards? Let us know.
Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside.