Deciding to stick close to home for my photo drive last Sunday, I headed to a local open space where I know a pair of great horned owls hangs out.
I was only able to find one of the two and it was well-buried, hiding in a busy tree. As I tried to find a somewhat clear angle to get some pictures, someone with an off-leash dog came by. The hound bounded right up to the owl’s tree, which, of course, did not make the owl happy.
It flew off, deciding it needed to find a quieter place to rest for the day. Here, it is seen at its initial landing spot, giving a nice look at it and showcasing those awesome yellow eyes.