Thanks to OntBirds, we were able to visit
Road early on Saturday and see the Hawk Owl.
Barbara thought she saw it as we drove slowly by, but I thought the light would be better from the trail in behind. Well, that did not work, as we could see nothing at all. Returning to the road, we joined a few other birders, and one of them spotted our quarry.
We had a partially obscured view, but tried photographs nonetheless. Suddenly a Pileated Woodpecker flew in close to the owl. We believe that it was not initially aware of the danger, since it suddenly began to make a huge racket when it noticed the owl.
The woodpecker flew off calling wildly, but the owl was unperturbed. It flew further back into the woods, but was shortly spotted in a more open area to the north. We got our photos.
Some geocachers alerted us to a Snowy Owl on Earl Armstrong by the S bend. So we went over there but did not find it, only a Red-tailed Hawk.