it is hard to identify from photo, but in real life it was easy to tell
Adult bird found dead in an orange grove. Salvaged by Erin Snyder, Riverside-Corona Resource Conservation District.
There are now two owls in the area
UA Quad. Found in tree.
heard at least 2 during a night survey in a mixed wood/agriculture area
Owls are a group of birds that belong to the order Strigiformes, constituting 200 extant bird of prey species. Most are solitary and nocturnal, with some exceptions (e.g., the Northern Hawk Owl). Owls hunt mostly small mammals, insects, and other birds, although a few species specialize in hunting fish. They are found in all regions of the Earth except Antarctica, most of Greenland, and some remote islands. Owls are characterized by their small beaks and wide...