My wife drives all over north-eastern Oregon and south-eastern Washington and has an ‘office’ that is hundreds of thousands of square acres in size. Last week, on a long solitary drive to the far northeast corner of Oregon, she happened to catch a sight of the largest owl in north America, a Great Grey Owl sitting on a steel fence post beside the road just waiting for some little critter to run by. It’s a big bird and she knew just what it was at first sight. Looking at the photo and hearing her description was pretty fascinating. Here’s the picture she took:
She drove by slowly a couple of times before it took wing and flew off across the grassy landscape.
Here’s a link to a few more Great Grey photos: Great Grey Owl photo album