Owl News: Night of 14 October

Shortly after dusk, heavy rain showers moved through the Straits and lasted for about an hour and a half. Once it cleared up, it didn’t take long for the nets to dry out with the strong southwest wind blowing. We were up and running at 2200 hours and caught our first owl of the night shortly thereafter-a great reward for the students from Sault College that stuck it out through the rain showers.

Sometime around 0130 hours, the winds calmed down a bit and switched over to the west. This resulted in a nice push of birds for a couple of hours until the winds picked back up. Total last night: 12 Northern Saw-whet Owls.

The weather looks a little iffy tonight with a 70% chance of scattered showers predicted. Of course, that could definitely change between now and then.