Slow start to the Northern saw-whet migration

After a few days of inclement weather, we were finally able to start the season off last night and what a beautiful evening it was. It remained calm and clear into the early morning hours with a low of about 50 degrees. It was great to begin the season with a few owls, but the night was definitely slow having banded only six Northern saw-whets. Still, we didn’t get skunked, which is always a good thing.

We’ll see what tonight brings.