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I had been hearing this owl for a few weeks and was absolutely thrilled to finally get a glimpse of it. I have heard it several times since then, but this is the only time I saw it. Just glad I had my camera with me, even if it didn't get a very good picture in the dark!
Look for this widespread owl in woods, particularly young woods interspersed with fields or other open areas. The broad range of habitats they use includes deciduous and evergreen forests, swamps, desert, tundra edges, and tropical rainforest, as well as cities, orchards, suburbs, and parks.
Spotted near the wooded detention/retention pond in an office building complex and the Noonday Creek Trail in Kennesaw, GA
Spotted on Dec 31, 2013
Submitted on Jan 30, 2014