Great Horned Owl, Bubo virginianus, photographed on the roadside in Edinburg, Texas in The Lower Rio Grande Valley. This valley occurs at the boundary between the United States and Mexico. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours]
Image: ©JRCompton.com/birds: JR Compton, 2008. This image appears with kind permission as the daily mystery bird at Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted).