Slow Second Night of Owl Surveys

It was another beautiful, clear evening on Pointe La Barbe last night. South winds were light at dusk and continued to build throughout the evening with gusts around 10 mph. A few NSWO began “talking” around 11pm, which was enough to make me feel hopeful we’d catch a few. Turns out, for the most part, that they were really just taunting us. One saw-whet (second year female) made its way into the nets at about 2am and the remainder of night/morning stayed quiet.

We’ll see what tonight brings with a change in wind direction. By midnight, the winds are predicted to switch around to the north, which could bring in a few migrant owls. Stay tuned!

Ed Pike ready to release a newly banded NSWO. Photo from 9/20/15

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