The NORTHERN HAWK-OWL 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.
Long eared Owl chick ~ These are wild long eared owls. not captive! I heard a young owl calling & went to investigate. Two chicks were sitting in the open at the edge of a hedgerow, allowing some very close up images.