I came across a second dead barn owl in two weeks by the road this morning.
There are definitely quite large numbers of barn owls in our area of France - one morning I saw three within 10 minutes.
But they do fly low across the roads and presumably that is why they are frequently killed. It does seem such a shame, a view I no doubt have because they are so rare in the UK. I used to occasionally see them in the evening when I was fishing on the River Thames near our home - always a treat.
There were two detached feathers from its wings which I have kept and which are in a pot in my office.