We had a wonderful group of people come out for Friday night’s owl banding. A group of biology students came down from Sault College, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and several members from the Straits Area Audubon came up for a few hours, too. And we even caught a few owls to show everyone!
A total of eight Northern Saw-whet Owls were captured. Six were new captures for us and two were already wearing bands from unknown locations (no info available yet).
The banding station was closed last night (10 Oct) due to extreme winds ripping through the Straits.
Things on the point look pretty good at the moment, surprisingly. The winds were predicted to be SW at 10-15 mph, but we’re currently having light west winds. Fingers crossed we catch a few before the winds build.