Just walked out into the back garden and there was an owl sitting on one of the posts. I guess if I have the little lawn back there for the rabbits (so they’ll eat the grass and not my plants), it’s for the owls too.
A pair of great horned owls has been in this neighborhood for years. Normally the only time we hear hooting is in the winter, but this summer the hooting has started in the afternoon every day. The owls sit in the cottonwood out in the field.
When the owl flew away I walked out into the field, and there it was.