Owl migration appears to have slowed during the 5th week of owl banding. I banded six Northern Saw-whet Owls (NSWO), recaptured one NSWO, and banded one Barred Owl (BDOW).
The recapture NSWO was originally banded at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory last fall (2021) as a hatch year (HY) and was recaptured as a second year (SY) bird on this past week.
Breakdown of each night’s catch for the week:
|Date||Newly Banded NSWO||Recaptured NSWO||Newly Banded BDOW|
Note: recaptures originally banded spring 2022 at Mill Creek Historic Park are not included.