Image of a hawk in my backyard. I believe it is a young Goshawk eating a bird. I did see a pair them in a tree but did not get a picture. I live in Maryland and wondered if there are other hawks that this bird might be. I have seen a red-tailed hawk in the same area but it looks very different.
The wide variety of owls in the world and the large range of some owls as well as a number of species that only live on one island. Also did not realize that some owls of the same species have very different colors, with some being brown and others in the same species being gray.
I saw a large owl at the San Deigo Zoo CA that was used during a wild bird show to demonstrate how silently they can fly. It was released from the back of the tent and you did not even hear it flying down to the stage.
I have seen both a Great Horned Owl in a Pet shop in Pennsylvania in the 1970s. I presume owls are no longer allowed to be pets. I have have also seen barn owls in trees and when we moved into a house near Bethlehem, PA we found a dead barn owl in the tree that had grown close to the house when we removed it.