Just spent 24 hours in the hills... I always check out a few woodpecker and owl territories in April before my busy season begins. I was joined by 3 birding buddies and we put some long hours in! The rewards were 2 Ural Owls, 1 Eagle Owl, and several of the woodies. Outside the hills we had 5 Eastern Imperial Eagles at 4 different sites and several Sakers... looks like it is going to be a good birding year.