Barred Owl -- Barred Hoot Owl- Originally only seen in the east, in the century spread to the Pacific NW and southern California. These large stocky owls nest in tree cavities in large mature forests, often near water. Average life span in the wild yrs.
Snow owl The Snowy Owl is a large owl of the typical owl family Strigidae. The Snowy Owl was first classified in 1758 by Carolus Linnaeus, the Swedish naturalist who developed binomial nomenclature to classify and organize plants and animals.
Previous pinner wrote: During a visit to the cemetery around sunset time, I came across this beautiful Owl. The Owl was very noisy, perched on top of someones gravestone. I ran back to the car and luckily enough when I returned the owl was still around.