This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:
Lake Belvedere Estates, Florida
Cole Camp, Missouri
Oxford, North Carolina
|Positive ||Malus2006 ||On Feb 8, 2009, Malus2006 from Coon Rapids, MN
(Zone 4a) wrote:
They are adaptable to urban area but still strongly prefers large areas with natural habitation - often a large not mown park that have both forests and open areas where they can hunt a wide variety of preys. Those near houses or other urban areas may be teenagers wandering or short distance migrantary. I have seen at least one at Bunker Hill Park in the Twin Cities. I tend to see at least one once a year or maybe every second or third year.
|Positive ||sonnet ||On Mar 12, 2009, sonnet from Hamel, MN wrote:
We live on the outer edge of the suburbs in Minnesota and have a gorgeous one living in our backyard. We have enjoyed the sound and sight of 'our owl' the past 3 years. (S)he is definitely more active in summertime, but we have heard him/her in winter as well.
|Positive ||joycemarie1212 ||On Jan 2, 2012, joycemarie1212 from Plano, TX wrote:
The sight of a juvenile Great Horned Owl parked high on a patio brick column caused me to retreat hastily before my presence frightened him or her away. It spent the day there; by the next morning dawn, it was gone. Spotting feathers, I climbed a ladder thinking with trepidation that the little thing had found a resting place to die. Instead, a beheaded juvenile mockingbird remained. The event happened in early December 2011, and, although I hear owls in the distant wooded areas, the juvenile owl I sighted has yet to honor me with its presence again . . . alas.
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