The NW side of the island is more forested with mossy trees and old growth areas perfect for wildlife. First a flurry, a spread of wings and quick launch off the ground gave me witness to a large Spotted Owl lifting its small prey into a nearby tree. He ate and then posed. I chatted with him briefly and then was buzzed by him on a trio of flyby's as he glided above the side of the road from tree to tree listening intently to my monologue along with the background chirp of our resident island Bald Eagles.
y eye. The Eagle I had heard moments earlier had lofted into a distant tree. The gray misty sky subtly enhanced the Eagles image on an overlook position not far from the water. Not the clearest image, but take my word for it that a Bald Eagle is the focal point.