In this picture you can just make out the
markings on its back. I think these are supposed to hunt only at night,
but this one was out just at sunset. (The sunset was almost behind it,
which is why my pictures didn't come out that good . . .). These were
taken in November 2008.
My Boreal Owl -
pretty sure this was a young Boreal
Owl that flew into a tree next to
my house. It was clearly hunting, scanning the ground for voles or
something else tasty to chow down on. It was about the size of a
good-sized ptarmigan; a pretty small owl. It faced away from me so the
view is of its' back.
I think this is the same owl, in a different tree, March 2009.