Night of 20 October

The weather started off a little iffy, but it ended up being a fairly decent evening. We caught 19 saw-whets last night-two of which were already banded! Its such a treat to catch a banded bird.

One of the two banded saw-whets we caught a couple of nights ago was banded at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory on 25 April 2013 as a second year female. There is no info on that second bird yet.

It’ll be interesting to see where the two from last night were banded and, as always, I’ll try to relay the info.

I’m predicting a busy week with all of this clear weather ahead of us. It’s evident that the birds are starting to move more and more, so things could get exciting. I know I’m not the only one hoping for a long-eared. Maybe this will be the week!