Short Eared Owl
Taken just around sunrise, so it was still pretty dark. You can tell how dark it still was by how open it's eye is.
It was sitting in the tree looking around the long grassy area in front of it for any movement of prey.
The VR really helped me out with this shot.
I also took a short video clip of this Owl which can be seen at youtu.be/lC9DkT2SGMQ