As the days get longer I am enjoying my drive to work more and more each morning. Right now the sun is usually rising as I'm driving so I often get to enjoy colorful skies. This morning I was running late so the sun was already up, but I spotted a different kind of scenery. As I was driving I spotted a large bird in a tree right by the road. I figured it was a hawk, but as I got closer I realized it was an owl. I've only seen an owl once or twice in my life (not counting zoos) so it was pretty cool. Then I realized that I had my camera with me and decided to turn around to see if it was still there. It was and so I pulled off the side of the road and got a few shots before it flew away.
After a little bit of research I discovered that this is a Spotted Owl. Enjoy.
*Edit: This is not a Spotted Owl, it is a Barred Owl.