I have no idea what kind of owl this is but this bird was BIG. The pictures do not tell the story, it was too far away. I don't have a zoom lens yet and the macro lens was the best I could do to get close. Not close enough. Plus it was almost dark out.
I saw this critter land in the tree, its wing span was huge!! I am not kidding I bet this bird had to be over two and a half feet tall. I'm trying to be conservative.
Anyway, I am wondering if the prey is good because the hawk is gone??
The last time I saw an owl out here it was a tiny one.
I sure hope this one comes back!! Where is my bird book??
Okay... I found something in the book that looks like this
Great Horned Owl. In a blurry pic I can see the horns.