My Best Night Ever
The cutest fluff ball of the night!
I am soo tired and need to head to bed (it has been a long night!)! I just had to tell you about the 17 birds I caught this evening! Without a doubt this was my best night ever for the Allegany State Park Northern Saw-whet Owl banding station!! Perfect North East winds . . . . did I say perfect everything for migration?? I need to be at work at 8am tomorrow . . . . so I guess to continue going till sunrise isn’t an option!! When I closed my nets I could still hear a few Saw-whets moving around and vocalizing!! I should have stayed open!! Ugg
Thanks Nancy for your help this evening!
I promise to catch up with everyone’s blogs here soon!! I have like 75 RSS feeds to look at!! Ugg!
Such a sweet, little owl. I don’t think we ‘grow’ them like that in Wisconsin. Your photo is perfect, even if you are now a sleep-deprived zombie.
16 October 2007 at 2:59 am
I just can’t get over how little they are and how they almost look like caricatures with those huge eyes! Congratulations on such a prolific night of banding!
16 October 2007 at 6:25 am
Oh… just take a break from the feeds… we won’t take it personally! Catch more owls!
16 October 2007 at 6:27 am
My favorite owl because of your posts!
16 October 2007 at 7:28 am
Owls are more important than feeds!
You do need to sleep.
Thank you for more incredible photos.
I too love these little owls now that you have shown how darling they are!
What do they eat?
Migration will be over soon.
Enjoy your owls!
16 October 2007 at 7:40 am
That is very neat, 17 birds. ~nita~
16 October 2007 at 7:55 am
Congrats on a Big Night!
I can relate after Sunday Night! Last only a Mere 8 “Fluff Balls”.Isn’t a great feeling to be Dog Tired and still feel the Urge to continue Banding!
16 October 2007 at 8:49 am
Congrats on your big night! It must be thrilling to examine and hold those beautiful northern birds.
16 October 2007 at 8:54 am
Gorgeous … you’re a lucky man to see so many of these beautiful birds.
16 October 2007 at 9:15 am
If there’s anything that’s cuter than a saw-whet owl, I can’t think of it right now. Congratulations!
16 October 2007 at 9:18 am
Sounds great! Love the pics!
16 October 2007 at 9:27 am
@ garden grow Barb – thanks and you do have saw-whets over in Wisconsin! I would have to bet you have maybe even more than we are getting over their!
@ Jayne – they do have cute eyes but if you would have gotten taloned as many times as I did last night, you might start thinking differently of them!
@ Jen – I kinda have but they are talking maybe rain tonight! I should be able to catch up some! Thanks though!
@ Rebecca – awww thanks!
@ Sherry, thanks and almost didn’t even get a blog post because I was so busy with them! Safety of the birds are my number 1 priority! They eat voles, mice, birds, insects etc.. I will be banding them till late November.
@ nita – Was a great night for sure! Thanks
@ garth – Thanks and would have loved to continue but just had to get to work in the morning!
@ Lynne – Thanks and it is nice working with them! well until they talon you!
@ marty – thanks and the Ontario banders have been banding them in almost the 1000 numbers! But then again they have a good spot and doing all night long!
@ Carolyn – thanks and can’t wait to hear!
@ Patrick – Thanks and glad you enjoyed them! hey you ever get my email?
16 October 2007 at 10:01 am
That first photo is awesome! Glad you had a successful night, and get some rest!
16 October 2007 at 11:47 am
Those eyes! Looks like baby doll eyes.
16 October 2007 at 12:45 pm
17!!!! Holy saw-whet owls batman!! Heck Tom, keep the nets open, you can go out in the woods and sleep somewhere for work – only kidding of course!
16 October 2007 at 3:57 pm
You may be tired, but you do lead a charmed life! 17!
16 October 2007 at 4:06 pm
16 October 2007 at 5:31 pm
I thought I checked here this morning-how’d I miss this? SEVENTEEN! Whoot-whoot!
I hope you get some sleep sometime 😀
16 October 2007 at 7:46 pm
Just checking in! wow 17!
Don’t worry about the feeds just band the owls and get some sleep. We will all still be here.
16 October 2007 at 9:11 pm
Oooh. Love those owls. Can’t believe they’re real!
16 October 2007 at 11:50 pm
@ Adam – thanks and did!
@ Mary – they are cute for sure!
@ Pam – I think I need to take a few days off to catch up with rain!
@ Robin – thanks and we all need to live our life which makes us happy!
@ Laura – thanks
@ Marg – Thanks but glad you found it!
@ Toni – thanks and rain days should happen again soon!
@ Abby – thanks and they are for sure! Thanks for visiting my blog!
17 October 2007 at 7:38 pm
Congratulations on your success! We were trying to find just one Saw-whet the other day but had no luck.
17 October 2007 at 8:50 pm