The Great Horned Owl is widely spread across North America. It is also fairly common, yet not particularly easy to find. There is, however, a local nest site that had been used other years. It merited exploratory visits.
With the Great Horned, both parents attend the nest, and as far as I can tell, both have been seen, but on different occasions. They have two owlets, but I have only seen one.
This is one of the parents.
The markings of this owl seem different, so I assume it is the other parent.
The star of today’s visit was one of their owlets.