Saw around 1am. Perched in a eucalyptus tree. Heard it calling.
DOR Adult found on highway, yucca grasslands of the Marathon Basin
With Jeff Weigel
Tiercel viewed in flight.
Well hidden in a roost under cover.
Owl was on the road at Sand Canyon Dr. and flew up on the tree and sat there. Large size and brownish-gray color. They have been seen here before.
Obviously very poor light
Our owls are back for the winter! Although I didn't see them, I did hear two great horned owls in my yard this morning at 06:15. The one in the front yard had a slightly higher pitched call than the one in the back yard.
Although this is the fourth winter we've observed them, last winter we were able to hear them almost every morning AND evening. Also, last winter I saw and heard three individuals. It appeared to be two tiercels and one female. Let's see if the third joins them again this winter!
We were leading a Travis Audubon Introduction to Birds and Birding class. All of our students were able to see the owl very well. This is usually a reliable spot to find the owl.
We saw this bird yesterday also but it was much more hidden in the leaves of the pecan tree so no photo was possible.
A pair of great horned owls has been wintering in my neighborhood for the past several years.
I worked with a great horned owl many times when I worked at Miami Metro Zoo (Zoo Miami).
This was a pair of Great Horned Owls. See other pictures for the pair together. Seen on multiple days (7/9/14-7/21/14). They regularly patrolled this creek for food.
The picture of the pair together is from 7/9/14.
The Great Horned Owl, (Bubo virginianus), also known as the Tiger Owl, is a large owl native to the Americas. It is an adaptable bird with a vast range and is the most widely distributed true owl in the Americas.