Barred Owl -- Barred Hoot Owl- Originally only seen in the east, in the century spread to the Pacific NW and southern California. These large stocky owls nest in tree cavities in large mature forests, often near water. Average life span in the wild yrs.
A majestic snowy owl - the animal spirit of wisdom, patience, and perseverance.S Although this is actually a picture of a barn owl :) needed to be said! Although this is actually a picture of a barn owl