This was a lifer for me last year. A pair of barn owls nested in the cavity of a 55 gallon plastic barrel cut in half. It took me 2 days to find them. They were in the midst of a vast oak tree plot with dense hanging Spanish moss. I got very lucky to find a small clearing between the moss for a clean shot. Owls are my favorites. Quality from an iPhone 6S+ is surprisingly good. I keep my Kowa 1.6 extender on my spotting scope when phonescoping, and keep the zoom at 25X.
About the Author
Katherine Koch has been the webmaster of Bird Watcher's Digest since 2004. She spent much of that time "digitally birding," getting to know the birds through posting content, and through that process, she got hooked! She recently moved from Ohio to Texas, where she is reveling in all the new birds she finds in San Antonio.