Baby Barn Owl by Dysartian: The Barn Owl does not hoot (such calls are made by typical owls, like the Tawny Owl or other Strix), but instead produces a characteristic shree scream, ear-shattering at close range. Nestlings are covered in white down all over, but the characteristic heart-shaped facial disk is visible soon after hatching. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barn_Owl #Barn_Owl
This has to be one of the wisest looking animals I've ever seen. If he could talk, I bet he'd say: "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." This owl's name is Ralph Waldo Emerson. So he's sort of a big deal.