The Great Gray Owl is a magnificent animal. I think few would disagree. But it is very difficult to see, especially in California, since the bulk of their range is much farther north in the alpine meadows and boreal forests of Canada. Anyway, this sketch was done in our Arcata hotel room the evening after we saw this haunting bird. Unfortunately, I wasn’t feeling well so I didn’t get very far. But I resolved to continue when we got back home.