Lassen National Forest, Northern California
This male Spotted Owl is part of a long term study on California Spotted Owls taking place in the Lassen National Forest. He is mated to a Spotted Owl-Barred Owl hybrid, and was resting on a stump in the sunlight after bringing her some food.
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Nikon D7000, Nikon 70-300