Barred Hoot Owl- Originally only seen in the east, in the century spread to the Pacific NW and southern California. These large stocky owls nest in tree cavities in large mature forests, often near water. Average life span in the wild yrs.
Owls are inspiring animals. Their look and the beautiful coat , their heads and mysterious. White snowy owl reminds me of the pictures of the Harry Potter films. whole beautiful picture with the blur of snow behind