The owl from the back, you can see his tufted ears.
The owl turned its head around over the right shoulder. The Great Horned owl is identified by its dark beak and large size.
Now over the left shoulder
The owl is capable of a 270 degree turn and I think this would be about the max
After a few seconds of curiosity the owl took flight moving quite quickly. If you click on the photo it will enlarge and you can see better detail of this magnificent creature.
The head turn in slideshow format. Notice the legs do not change position.
So the owl out-stared the screaming hawk and provided a rare opportunity to see a Great Horned owl in action.