It has been a while since I have seen any of these so this one comes from my archives back to April 10. It isn’t too often will these cool raptors hang out in the open but on this particular day the male at a local nest seemed relatively relaxed. He gave my son and I a number of cool poses and flybys.
Here he was looking back toward the nest site, seemingly keeping a close eye on mama and his little ones.
These owls are common across all of North America and are the type of owl often depicted in storybooks. During the day they are usually sleeping but at night they come alive and hunt with amazing accuracy in the dark.