Owl Banding, April 17/18

We caught an American Woodcock early in the night, but were not having much luck with owls. We almost went the entire night without catching any owls, so we were very excited to find a Long-eared Owl in our nets at sunrise!  The bird was a second year female and our third LEOW banded this season.

There was a lot of frog activity last night.  We heard both Spring Peepers and Wood Frogs calling.  We also came across several Northern Leopard Frogs while we were walking to check nets.

It should be cloudy tonight with winds from the northeast at 10 to 15 mph.  The next saw-whet we band will be the 40th one we have banded this spring.  Hopefully we will do it tonight!

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American Woodcock