Saturday, March 5, 2011

Great grey owl

We heard him at night, we also saw him, high in the trees but again, always at night...till the other day.
There he was, perched on top of the flag pole behind our house. The great grey owl. he is quite well camouflaged and is a bit hard to see from a distance.

He's been around for about 2 months now. Being the largest North American owl, he's huge. According to the Audubon handbook that we have, he could measure as much as 27''. He has a large face with concentric grey and bown circles, white crescents on the throat and yellow eyes.

Quite the sight!