At the Merced National Wildlife Refuge yesterday we got to see two different owls. This owl kept flying from branch to branch. We watched this beauty and took some pictures. After we drove off I was delighted to spy a nest with another owl in it! I was surprised that I caught sight of the owl because with the late afternoon light, the owl looked the same color as the nest and branches.
Here is a close-up of the owl resting in the nest. Hope you enjoy!