It is immensely satisfying to finally locate the bird you came here for in the first place!
I saw it before in the day, but was unable to capture it. But then I noticed one flying along the riverbank near the visitor center. It flew off,c aught a vole, chose a post, and began eating the vole. After several unsuccesfull tries due to a lack of tripod and rapid darkening, I managed to take a picture of it in a better pose.
Barn owls are incredibly beautiful birds. And I am most displeased to also say that during my return to Brandon I spooked about four of them from the trees. There was also a possible vocal tawny owl hooting in the forest, too.