It's late and I am a mixture of totally tired and revving on adrenaline. Here's why.
I saw this species tonight, right at dusk, within a few dozen yards of the Canadian border near Roseau, MN.
I'll tell the whole story soon. Tomorrow I have a couple more quest birds before I catch the big bird home. Now...sleep!
Special thanks to Dave Lambeth and Tim Driscoll for the great gray owl location tips, to Jules for letting me go to ND (and MN), and to the birding gods for smiling.