On a breezy day in the farmlands of Delta, a pair of Great-horned Owls were calling for their young to leave the safety of the nest. The first two owlets had made it out with one last chick left to go. These parents have been raising chicks here for at least 4 years from what I know and have been very successful with 3 fledglings at least a year. The "horns" on these owls are elongated feathers and not horns at all but they do look like they might be ears. Most believe they don't have anything to do with hearing either and more likely used for communication.