First foreign retrap

The saw-whets are still trickling down in small numbers, but we’re hoping that things pick up a bit tonight with the cold front and rain potentially moving through tomorrow.

A total of four saw-whets were banded last night between 2100-0500 hrs and the first foreign retrap of the season was caught in the passive net at 0130 hrs. We aged this bird as an HY (hatch year) and it’s highly likely that it was banded last summer (2014) at Whitefish Point while they were banding juvenile saw-whets. Its always exciting to catch a banded bird.

Looking forward to what tonight brings.