Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Great Horned Owl at San Luis National Wildlife Refuge
I think owls are my favorite group of birds. I think. (There are so many birds to choose from, after all!) On a rainy day birding over the weekend, I was excited to spot this Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) roosting in a willow at San Luis National Wildlife Refuge.
For me, there is something extra-special about seeing an owl in the wild. Something in those eyes, the way they gaze so intently directly at you. They really do inspire awe, and I can understand why owls are so often touted as being wise. Can't you see the wild wisdom of the ages in this sage owl's expression?