Birder watchers are flocking to Kingsville, Ont. to catch a glimpse of a wayward great grey owl who is calling the community home.
The owl, rarely seen south of Lake Superior, has been spotted in a grocery store parking lot and on nearby rural Essex County roads.
The majestic bird, the biggest species of owl on the continent, has drawn bird enthusiasts from as far away as New Hampshire. Birders from Ohio and the Niagara region are also lining the rural roads looking for the owl. Normally, if you want to see them you have to go up to Kenora district in [northern] Ontario or to Manitoba, northern Saskatchewan or out to the Rockies they’re not a bird you’d expect find anywhere in southern Ontario. They’re very majestic looking birds, they have an appearance of being above everything else, and are pretty impressive. Local bird watchers shouldn't have any difficulty spotting the owl. It's the largest species of owl in length and, unlike most owls, hunts all day long.
Video from CBC News Kingsville, Ont.