A Great Horned Owl. This Owl was injured in the wild and now is under the care of the Raptor Conservancy of Virginia. He and his buddies were at Meadowlark Gardens for educational purposes.
A short HD video clip of the owl can be viewed at http://www.naturemuse.com/Birds/Raptor-Conservancy-of-Virginia/7627051_f5Hya#488937403_5Zd3G
Fine looking bird!
excellent - great eyes