I was in my lifetime only slightly more excited when I saw a tiny little hoot owl walking to my car after classes one night in the mid-80's.
But tonight, I actually SPOTTED and saw this mighty owl that's been making noises in our backyard, high atop a dead tree. Well, again, not THIS owl, but the same breed.
I looked him/her up online and saw that they are staking out their breeding/roosting territory now through Feb. My husband made a house, so we'll need to seriously hurry to get it high in a tree.
And, of course, now precautions must be made to protect my Oliver. He'd be a delicious meal for a roosting owl! Eek.