This morning as I was driving out the driveway, "our" great gray owl was there again. I caught sight of it just as it was landing on a post. Just then I saw it transfer something from its talons to its beak! That got me thinking, the horse pasture probably attracts field mice because of all the spilled grain and seeds from the hay. So it's probably a good place for an owl to hunt for food, and that's why this one stays around here.
I saw two more great gray owls as I was driving to work. Joey (age 3) was in the back seat, and after we saw the second owl he said to me "We need to see a hawk owl!" I guess he's heard me say that a few too many times.