Observation and photo Richard Selzer.
Sleepily perched in Coral Tree and looking over lawn where California ground squirrels, cottontail rabbits, snakes and lizards have been observed on previous visits.
This is one of two juveniles (most likely siblings) that were in this immediate area around the pond.
Taken while scouting the Nalle Bunny Run with Lee Burton for a future Bird Language mapping exercise. We spotted this juvenile Great Horned Owl and were able to observe it without scaring it away.
Frank s. Edward n.
Eats opossums, snakes, mice, other owls and scorpions.
Lives in forests
Juvenile Great horned owl. Adult also nearby and heard the screech of another juvenile. Near Packsaddle Creek, south of Valemount, BC
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.