I woke up yesterday morning and noticed something interesting on my back steps. At first glance I thought a small dog was perched on the planter. On closer inspection I was thrilled to see an owl! Still not sure what kind...maybe a young great horned owl? I grabbed my camera and slowly approached from the side. The owl was very calm and I just started to shoot photos when my dog let out a wolf like bark from inside in the house and scared it away. Waterloo Region has been full of owl sightings this winter, including the majestic snowy owl that usually makes its home in the far north.