Owl Banding, April 19/20

Three Northern Saw-whet Owls were banded last night.  All three were female, and one had a very large brood patch and an egg inside of her!  Two were second year birds and one was a third year bird.

We opened our nets at sunset to the sound of a Common Loon calling, and closed our nets at sunrise while listening to a Brown Thrasher.

There may be some rain late tonight.  The majority of the night will be cloudy with light winds out of the southeast.  Maybe some owls will be migrating ahead of the rain!