In a tree. Had just been released from a rehabilitation center. Hard to see in the picture.
3 almost fully feathered chicks in nest
Around midnight at the Pinnacles campground, three owls calling to one another. We found this one with a flashlight.
Bird seen flying among trees.
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...