A Great Gray Owl was found dead north of Lakefield today. It was on County Road 6, 4 to 5 kms east of Hwy 28. Great Grays have started to turn up in eastern Ontario in recent weeks and may foreshadow a major flight southward from the boreal forest.
For people reporting Great Gray Owls (or other dead raptors) who want to keep the bird (e.g. to have it mounted), under the provisions of the provincial Fish & Wildlife Conservation Act you must first bring the specimen to the local district office of the MNR to receive a possession permit. By law, taxidermists can only accept raptor specimens (or those of any other