Below are a couple images of a Short-Eared Owl taken near Silver Creek today. There were actually 3 owls which constitutes a "parliament." (A group of owls is called a parliament. ) Short-Eared Owls are predominantly diurnal and are about 15" tall but look much larger when flying due to their wings.
Camera: Nikon D3s
Lens: Nikon 80-200 ƒ2.8 afs