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!