One Northern Saw-whet Owl and one Long-eared Owl were banded last night. The saw-whet was a third year female. She had fresh blood on her feet from a recent meal when we caught her. After hearing scurrying under a nearby bush, we found several mice in the area.
We were unable to determine the sex of the Long-eared Owl, but it was an after second year bird. Another LEOW was seen taking off toward the north at dusk.
We heard the howl of a coyote in the middle of the night, and observed a Great Blue Heron fly by during an especially beautiful sunrise.
Tonight should be cloudy with a northeast wind.