Yesterday, about 6:00pm I seen this owl fly into my neighbors oak tree. I live surrounded by forest and the Intracoastal Waterway so it's not unusual to hear owl's hooting with big deep hoots so I knew there were big owls around, just never seen a full grown one. For this photo I was about 40 feet away hand holding the camera so that's why it's not very clear or does it doesn't show you the true size of this bird. The bird was without including the tail feathers, was as big as a full grown raccoon!
The other thing that's impressive, to me anyway, is how nature camouflages this bird with its environment. No wonder they are so hard to spot.