Probable female Boreal Owl, hatched in 2011. Found dead on roadside February 6, 2012, presumed fatality from vehicle impact. Likely the first record of this species for Waterloo region. Certainly a rare bird in any case. Given how secretive this species is, one can't help but wonder how many could possibly go undetected each year in a local woodlot.
From Kitchener Boreal Owl