Too early for this bird

Bubo virginianus dreaming of the nocturnal life on a January day in Cranbrook.

Archie McDonald came across this great horned owl near the backyard of Joseph Creek Village in Cranbrook.

Archie McDonald came across this great horned owl near the backyard of Joseph Creek Village in Cranbrook.

Archie McDonald came across this great horned owl near the backyard of Joseph Creek Village in Cranbrook. The owl was getting some shuteye at the time. Bubo virginianus is the second biggest owl in North America, after the closely related but very different looking snow owl.