I went back the next day to hopefully show my sister and her friend March and sure enough, he was about in the same place with the sun shining on him
Just another angle but you can see his bright yellow eyes staring down at me -- he is turned here. This was the first time I have seen a large owl in the wild.
the only other owls I have seen in the wild were the Burrowing Owls down in Florida. Next year I will search for a Barred Owl!
I have also diligently for quite some time now been searching for Painted Buntings which I know are down here. They decided to come out the day I took my sister over so we were all thrilled with this sighting as well!
Even though he is at the feeder in the park, you can see all his colors here which
are spectacular -- like seeing a tropical bird.
I went back the next day and the male was at the feeder with a juvenile (I think). What a thrill!