[Ontbirds] Northern Hawk-Owl, Orillia - Mon Jan 5/09

Frank Pinilla fpinilla15 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 5 18:35:49 EST 2009

Hi All,

Today we (my 5-month old & I) headed up to Orillia and found the N.
Hawk-Owl in it's previously reported spot on Monck Road (Cty Rd 45)
about 400m west of Sideroad 20 in Ramara Twp.  It was sitting atop a
huge Oak tree.  I passed by again 1.5 hrs later and it was in the same
spot.  Not much else seen with the snow blowing about today but did
manage a few Wild Turkeys, 2 Northern Shrikes, a Ruffed Grouse, some
Snow Buntings and a probable flock of Bohemian Waxwings (driving snow
at that point, and flying away from me, but I'm 80% sure, this was
just as you go into Orillia on Hwy 12 off Hwy 11).  The birds were
seen driving around backroads in the area between Orillia & Beaverton,
to the east of Lake Simcoe.

Cheers & Good Birding,
Frank Pinilla
Richmond Hill, ON

DIRECTIONS (to Hawk-Owl):
>From the Hwy 12 South exit off Hwy 11, follow through Orillia until
you see CR 44 (well signed to Casino Rama & Fern Resort), go north on
44 until CR 45 (Monck Rd), turn right and go about 5km until you reach
Sdrd 20 (on the south), look for the bird in this general area, the
oak that I saw the bird in was on the north side of Monck, 400m west
of the Sdrd 20 intersection.

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