The Great Horned Owl is billed as widespread and common throughout North America. But, just try to find one: it has camouflage colouring, it is primarily active at night; it nests unobtrusively high in trees.
My favourite observing location for a Great-Horned nest is, for the moment, interdicted by covid-19. This will pass, but it was nice to have been told of another local nest. Yesterday, I visited it in rain and failing light. And then again this morning.
A Great horned Owl parent prepares to feed its expectant chick.
And offers, what appears to be, the remains of a small bird.
When visited the next morning, the parent was on a branch and the chick was on the nest.