Owl Banding 9/23/16

Pointe LaBarbe, St. Ignace, MI
Night of September 23, 2016

Calm weather made for a great banding night last night, with a total of 15 Northern Saw-whet owls caught! One bird was a recapture from two nights previous, a hatch year female, and when reweighed she had gained 4 grams in body weight. All the rest of the birds caught were hatch years, with most being female, 10 out of the 14 new birds! In addition, we caught three male Saw-whets and one owl that was un-sexable. The weather looks calm for tonight, but the wind is predicted to be coming out of the east tonight, hopefully that doesn’t impede our banding effort!