A talkative Barred Owl stole the show when it struck up a conversation with wildlife expert Jenny Papka at a special program at the Pleasanton Library on Jan. 26.

Papka, of Native Bird Connection, and Jay Sheets, of Hawk Talk, brought in several species of hawks and owls for the program.

The bird experts shared stories about the lives of the birds and information on where they live and what they eat.

-- Kelly Gust, Staff