Large gray, brown and white owl with long ear tufts. The tufts aren't as visible in this series as it is in my other one: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/215... This owl has a damaged, right eye as clearly shown in the first image. This species is the second largest in North America. It's primary food source is rabbits/hares, and larger rodents although it will eat smaller rodents, reptiles, amphibians and insects.
Captive, rehabilitated bird used for educational purposes. This is one of the most widespread owls in North America.
This was part of Hawk Watch 2015 by the Wildlife Research Institute. The birds were from The Raptor Institute.
Lat: 33.03, Long: -116.93
Spotted on Jan 10, 2015
Submitted on Jan 11, 2015
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