This curious fellow is another from my "Endangered Species" series.
Long-eared owls are more nocturnal than any other North American owl species. When disturbed, he will
raise his ear tufts, compress his feathers tightly against his body and freeze, mimicking tree bark or a broken limb. Should he decide to fly the coop, he will take off with his ear tufts flattened against his head. But of course I will never see this, as I will be fast asleep.