I’m reasonably sure that these two images are of the same Barred Owl. I first spotted him in a little glen where I have previously seen a pair. It was late afternoon and as the sun got lower the light filtered through a gap in the trees behind me.
After a bit the Owl flew towards a small pond and I continued my walk. As I suspected the Owl didn’t go far, or his mate was here the whole time. The trees were much denser and it was darker here, but still a nice view of a beautiful bird.