Your walking along, listening, looking, stepping quietly, you know they are there, but you can’t see them, but your experiences remind you they are looking and staring at you and if your skilled enough and or lucky, you can sense your being watched, and, when you spot them, you cannot get scared, you have to freeze, and try to make eye contact, and hoping they aren’t the attacking kind, then get your picture, and then it’s like driving, if they take flight, you must look at the big picture. You must have a wide shot in your eyes and see what tree they flew too? You don’t always chase after them, you remain patient, and stay in the spot you’re in, and wait, then suddenly they fly back, and they come in low, and land on branches next to you and then they show their eyes, and they stare back then they fly off….
Owl encounters are not for the faint-of-heart when your embedded in their environment.

Great Horned Owl flying overhead Great Horned Owl