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Great Horned Owl

Bubo virginianus

Description:

Large gray, brown and white owl with long ear tufts. This owl has been in this same tree for nearly a week. This is North America's second largest owl.

Habitat:

Palm tree right on campus of a busy High School. This is one of the most widespread owls in North America.

Notes:

Spotted by my teen nature enthusiasts :)

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14 Comments

Thank you long-island and Alice :)

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Cool!

long-island9
long-island9 8 years ago

we have owls out on our island

long-island15
long-island15 8 years ago

that is reall cool.
it looks like the ones we see

Definitely lucky! Thank you Elsa and J!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Wonderful!

Elsa
Elsa 8 years ago

Fabulous! I love owls. Lucky you to have him kicking around the same tree for so long :)

Thanks Argy!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Nice series Cindy.

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 8 years ago

LOL!! If the pics are in order of how you saw it, he's more than comfortable...especially with that leg tucked up!! Thanks for sharing!! ;-)

Hi Christy, thank you! I've added it to your awesome mission. This owl was on campus at a High School so you know it's not afraid of people. I had to dance around for it to even bother taking a glance at me for this series. They're so beautiful!

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 8 years ago

Love it!! Looks like he couldn't have a care in the world!! It's amazing how many of these are in the city parks...they're so adaptable!! Beautiful series, Cindy! I'd love you to add this to the mission Raptors of North America! We're close to 2000 spottings!!! http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8627...

Thank you Telse!

Telse
Telse 8 years ago

Sweet! Very nice Cindy.

Poway, California, USA

Spotted on Apr 13, 2013
Submitted on Apr 14, 2013

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