701 The Observer
Eyes peer from behind the trunk of a tree and reveal the great horned owl that has claimed it’s perch. Great horned owls received their name from the tufts of feathers that appear to be their horns or ears, but in fact have nothing to do with hearing. These master hunters use their excellent hearing to locate their prey and when resting, utilize their cryptic camouflage to blend into trees and wooded areas. Their call is the well known “hoo-hoo” that you can hear from dusk to about midnight, and then again at dawn.