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.
The northern hawk-owl (Surnia ulula) is a non-migratory owl that usually stays within its breeding range, though it sometimes irrupts southward. It is one of the few owls that is neither nocturnal nor crepuscular, being active only during the day.