Now when I go to the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma I look for this Great Horned Owl. Yesterday I found it in the same Cottonwood Tree it usually stays in.
The last photo below was taken with my little pocket camera to show how well it blends in with its surroundings and why it is difficult to spot.
Great Horned Owl Facts
It is among the world’s most adaptable owls in terms of habitat. The Great Horned Owl can take up residence in trees that include deciduous, coniferous, and mixed forests, tropical rainforests, pampas, prairie, mountainous areas, deserts, subarctic tundra, rocky coasts, mangrove swamp forests, and some urban areas.
This species can occasionally be found in urban or suburban areas. However, it seems to prefer areas with less human activity and is most likely to be found in park-like settings.
All mated Great Horned Owls are permanent residents of their territories, but unmated and younger birds move freely in search of company and a territory, and leave regions with little food in winter. (Wikipedia)