I learned some interesting things about barn owls from this book. The author had a barn owl as a pet for almost 20 years. She documented many behaviors, some for the first time. She and Wesley the owl had a deep bond. After a certain age, Wesley was hostile to everyone but Stacey. Apparently this is common with barn owls because although they are devoted to their mates, they are otherwise not social animals. The attachment Stacey and Wesley shared allowed Stacey to observe behavior in Wesley that would otherwise not have been seen.