Some kind of Owl

Some kind of Owl

Observation - Some kind of Owl. Description: Can you help with possible identification? Sorry the picture is poor. The owl is sitting towards the top of the picture in front of the tree. The three pictures are not copies. When I took one step forward to get a better photo, it flew off. :-(

Can you help with possible identification?
Sorry the picture is poor. The owl is sitting towards the top of the picture in front of the tree. The three pictures are not copies. When I took one step forward to get a better photo, it flew off. :-(