Slow trickle of saw-whets

Things have definitely slowed down a bit with the recent nasty weather across the northern Lower Peninsula-just my personal thoughts regarding the lack of birds over the last couple of nights. We had clear skies for the first half of the evening last night and then the clouds rolled in. The rain, however, missed us and we were able to keep the nets open until dawn.

Six more Northern Saw-whet Owls were banded last night bringing our count to 164 so far. We’re hoping for a few birds to move through tonight before the southwest winds pick up. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s update to see how we do!