This Great Horned Owl and its mate are a bit of a fixture at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. In recent years they have routinely greeted visitors and had their picture taken thousands of times.
I hadn’t seen them in a few months but yesterday morning one of them was kind enough to put itself in a relatively decent position for pictures. We should start seeing owls along the Colorado Front Range become more active over the next month or so as mating season approaches. I definitely will be keeping an eye on all their usual haunts.