Pair of owls
iPhone photo of a print photo taken during a survey while working as a biological technician for Mount Rainier National Park.
Two birds heard calling to one another upstream from the duck pond in Sequoia park
In California bay tree, semi-closed canopy, open understory.
Note blood-stained beak. Light levels were somewhat low, which impacted photo quality.
Photo taken by Richard Shipps
The Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis) is a species of true owl. It is a resident species of old-growth forests in western North America, where it nests in tree holes, old bird of prey nests, or rock crevices. Nests can be between 12 to 60 metres (39 to 200 ft) high and usually contain two eggs (though some will contain as many as four). It is a nocturnal owl, which feeds on small mammals and birds.