The bird in question is a rather common Great Horned Owl, found through nearly all of the Western Hemisphere. This is the one most people are familiar with that makes those spooky echoing hoots in the night.
For more info on this and other owls, check out this site:
That's what I thought. I recently went to a nature preserve and heard a lecture about owls, complete with recordings of the different owl calls. Cool! Anyway, I was startled to learn that horned owls don't have horns. Those things that look like horns are just feathers. There's something neat to learn everywhere you look. Will check the websites. Thanks!
By the way, are you and your girlfriend going to come to our DF Family reunion? It will most likely be an event that features swing dances, so you'll fit right in. Check out the thread on Wouldn't it be cool if we could all get together and dance, DF Family Reunion and/or DF Family Reunion runoff.
It would be great to have you and your S.O. there.
March is a long way away, so keep the faith! Plus, we're working on all kinds of creative ways to keep the costs down. Keep checking the forums. Maybe something will work for you two. (Plus, I'm working a devious plan to get everybody to the east coast next year! :twisted: :lol: )