Finding these guys is rarely easy and this image shows one reason why – the owl’s plumage is a near perfect match for the cottonwood tree. Spotting this one was a bit easier than usual since it had opted for a spot somewhat in the open. That doesn’t happen often. This image was taken back in March, before the leaves on the trees had opened. If it were a month later when the leaves were open, I likely would never have spotted it. That is why during the summer I rarely am able to get owl pictures.
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