Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)
Highly adaptable owl that can live in deep forests as well as open country throughout North, Central and South America.

This owlet was found standing in the middle of a road. There was a nest in the area but it was not accessible to be able to return the owl. When the owl was able to fly, he was returned to the area where he was found and rejoined his family.

Photo taken 5/19/01.
When disturbed, the owlet puts on a display to make itself look as big. . .
. . . as possible.

Photos taken 5/19/01.