Great Horned Owl
This Great Horned Owl perches from a high branch in the junipers below the back portal during the days. It's no wonder! Below the junipers and in the surrounding area are some of the favorite prey of this beautiful owl: rats, mice, and rabbits, also ground squirrels, opossums, skunks, many others. Eats some birds (especially in north), up to size of geese, ducks, hawks, and smaller owls. Also eats snakes, lizards, frogs, insects, scorpions, rarely fish.
Nikon D500, Tamron 18-400 mm