I'm not 100% sure, but I think this is a Barred owl. (Strix varia, eight hooter, rain owl, wood owl, striped owl, hoot owl) Anyway, this was the first time I saw this bird.
IT CAN SEE INTO FOREVER
Fabulous shot, and so cute! I reffed this photo for my parents' Christmas card, but I don't think I captured how awesome this is.
Those eyes scared me when I opened this link from my inbox. o_O
Yes, this is a Barred Owl. I love Barred Owls! I used to have one that would be perched on my Swamp Maple Tree, and he would scream at night to get any rodents out of hiding. Unfortunately, the Swamp Maple tree died and had to be taken down, so no more Barred Owls. The Sumac trees are a wee to small for the Owl. Nice photo!!
Its head looks a little small to be a barred owl, it's hard to tell, the color and markings say barred. Anyways, its a beautiful photo, I love the angle. Great job Kiki.
Wow, I've never seen eyes like that. 80 You captured his/her expression pretty nicely, he/she looks a little silly, in a good way you know. `uŽ