A friend of mine shared that there were a pair of owls nesting in her backyard. So I took my camera and with a lot of effort was able to get a few pictures.
This beautiful owl is the most common owl in North America. Great horned owls are carnivores and range in size from 18-24 inches in height and 2-5.5 lbs in weight. Their wing span is from 3 to almost 5 feet. Monogamous pairs nest in a variety of places that include stumps, wholes in trees, and even old abandoned nests of other animals. The female lays 1-5 eggs. The male and female both incubate the eggs. Great horned owls are nocturnal creatures.