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A few new and one old friend

I caught three owls tonight. The first was around 7:30ish and boy what it cute. I then needed to do a quick trammel line fix after a flying squirrel did some chewing, grrr. While spending a little time mending, I heard a Northern Saw-whet Owl vocalizing just above me. I quickly finished tying the line and got out of there as quick as I could. Next check there was that fluff ball in net B7. This was a recaptured bird that I originally banded 11 days ago (during the Perfect Fluffball night). Over the past 11 days this bird lost 10.3grams which turned out being 9.8% of its body weight. The last capture was a new bird around closing. Radar showed a decent movement of birds this evening and many stations along the east coast are finding similar results.

Other bird news: While out banding ~ 9:30ish (EST) there was a large flock of Tundra Swans flying overhead. It appears their migration has started!

2 responses

  1. Marg

    It was that beautiful full moon last night wasn’t it must have been wonderful to see the swans under the full moon.

    Was the weight loss on the owl what you expected or a surprise?

    7 November 2006 at 6:08 pm

  2. the clouds covered the moon some but was very bright! I heard the swans and not able to see them moving. Regarding the saw-whet … last year we had one loose weight and one gain weight within a weeks time.

    7 November 2006 at 9:47 pm

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