In a few short months, baby barn owls grow from weak, downy chicks into feathered, flight-ready birds. Once they’re fully grown, the nocturnal animals will swoop through darkened fields and meadows, hunting for prey and calling to each other with their raspy cries. However, when they’re only two months old, they’re just beginning to use their wings.

Boing Boing recently published a video from BBC Earth chronicling the efforts of two tiny barn owls, Luna and Lily, as they learn how to fly. Watch them flail—and occasionally soar—in the footage above.  

All images courtesy of iStock.

[h/t Boing Boing]