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.
I come to you by Stefano Ronchi, via - I cannot stop looking at the eyes. And the wings . they are almost frightening in their power and beauty, and I very much suppose that they strike fear into the little animals the owl is pursuing.