A friend tipped me off that a pair of great horned owls had returned to an area where they had historically hung out.
As you can see from the first picture, they had themselves very well concealed when viewed from the main trail. It was only be relocating myself and adjusting my angle was I able to get even a half-way clear shot of them. If I didn’t know where to look, it is highly unlikely I would have spotted the pair otherwise.
These two should be establishing a home soon in anticipation of mating season. I will be curious to see where they end up as the nest they had occupied historically was taken over by red tail hawks last year.