Last week a great gray owl from Canada visited Middleton. My photos are horrible, taken with my flip phone, but you can easily see that this was a huge bird... about 24 inches high. In the bottom photo the bird is in the ceenter of the photo on the far left fence post. There were always 20 - 30 people gawking at the bird.. and they came from Illinois and Iowa just to take a look. I walked 3 blocks.