May 29 2021
This bird eluded us for most of the winter but briefly reappeared in an area where we could observe it. The Great Gray is truly a woodland owl but likes to hunt the edges when it can. In this case it rarely came to the roadside. We identified it as a first year bird based on the pointed rather than rounded tail tips and pale rather than dark-tipped primaries. I last saw it early in January.
Aug 7 2020
Near Luther Marsh - This striking bird has been around since at least July 23. I made the lengthy trip into southcentral Ontario and wasn't disappointed. Most are seeing it at a distance, often quite far so having it fly overhead, even briefly, was a real treat and worth the trip.
Aug 10 2020