Owls at the Wild Birds Unlimited Store in Carlsbad
I was out running errands, and stopped at the Wild Birds Unlimited Store in Carlsbad to load up on thistle seed for the finches, and more hummingbird/oriole nectar - we've been told people are starting to see the orioles around again so we want to be prepared with nectar, and the grape jelly they love, at the feeders.
There was a wildlife protection organization there with 3 owls - a Great Horned Owl, a Barn Owl, and a Screech Owl, talking about what they do and answering questions about the owls. We hear the Great Horned Owl near our house at night fairly regularly but you never get to see them. What a treat! The lighting was a challenge and my camera phone did only a modest job (OK maybe it was me!).