Owl Banding 9/24/16

Pointe LaBarbe, St. Ignace, MI
Night of September 24, 2016

Winds out of the east slowed the banding progress down last night, with a low total of five new Saw-whet owls caught. We did finally get some older birds last night, with two of the females caught being aged at after second years. The rest of the birds caught were hatch year birds, two females and one male. The weather forecast is not promising for the next few days, there is a large front moving from the west bringing lots of rain. Hopefully after that storm migration will kick into high gear!