And the first of the fall is…

A hatchyear female!

Not a particularly well composed post-release photo, but… it is endearing to me all the same

Despite not being able to operate in full capacity due to high winds and only one net location established, two saw whets visited me at the station last night. Equipped with their unique band number, hopefully these birds will get caught by other banding stations as they migrate south, thereby continuing to fortify our knowledge of their migration ecology.

It looks like we will be in for a string of good weather nights, so stay tuned for regular updates.