On the morning of January 3, I had a Long-eared Owl in my backyard. The bird was perched in a mountain-ash close to my feeders. It may have been attracted by the bird activity at the feeder. Long-ears will prey on other birds. The owl stayed for about 45 minutes, before crows drove it away. I was able to get some pictures of this uncommon species (see below). By the way, I still have a leucistic female cardinal coming to the feeder. It has a white patch on each side of the head.
Murray Palmer, Wildlark Drive