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The Owls Have Arrived

Northern Saw-whet Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl

We caught our first of the year Northern Saw-whet Owl Saturday night! Been a slow start to their movement but I believe that is due to warmer temperatures and the bright moon shining down on the nets. Their numbers should be picking up in a week or two as soon as the moon starts rising later in the evening!

Northern Saw-whet Owl
Just after being released!

Many thanks to Kyle and Young Naturalist J with Owl Banding this weekend!

Leaves Peak
Leaves were at their peak this weekend in Allegany!


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18 responses

  1. Gorgeous. I love owls.

    14 October 2008 at 8:52 pm

  2. Lisa at Greenbow

    HiMon@rch, It is good to see that you are banding again. I am surprised that the sawwhets are back. I guess because it is so darned hot and dry here that it feels like mid summer. That is to change soon. Like I said it is good to see some sweet little owls.

    14 October 2008 at 8:52 pm

  3. Marg

    We were just wondering when would be good to come down for owls! I gotta send you an email 🙂

    Gorgeous little one!

    14 October 2008 at 9:07 pm

  4. Oh, the owls! I love seeing your photos of them. I can’t believe your park has already reached peak and we missed it. We talked about going last weekend but opted for Oil Creek instead. I figured it would be another week at least.

    14 October 2008 at 9:24 pm

  5. The eyes are so stunning in this, I could only imagine them closeup, neat shot Tom !!

    14 October 2008 at 9:33 pm

  6. Great pics of the Owl and the colorful scene.

    14 October 2008 at 10:46 pm

  7. Well hey there stranger! :c)
    So good to see your Saw-whet friends again!

    15 October 2008 at 6:36 am

  8. Yeah for the Saw Whets! How cool that Kyle could be there and add this bird to his life list! Hi Kyle! (Hi J!)

    15 October 2008 at 7:08 am

  9. Pam

    Yay Tom!!

    15 October 2008 at 7:21 am

  10. Yay! Owls! I was so delighted to see that you are banding again. Thanks for the photo.

    15 October 2008 at 10:41 am

  11. sarah

    Yay!! Pics look great, love the eyes. Glad your back.

    15 October 2008 at 7:32 pm

  12. Yay! Tom is back! Hope you stay! Great shots.

    15 October 2008 at 8:24 pm

  13. There is something so wonderful about owl faces–of course, it is the eyes–those wide eye lustrous yellow eyes.

    15 October 2008 at 11:46 pm

  14. Man – I’d still love to see one of these. Nice shots!

    16 October 2008 at 9:58 am

  15. I love seeing these little puff balls.

    16 October 2008 at 10:45 pm

  16. Hey Tom

    Glad that you are getting some Owls. We have been quite busy ourselves this Fall.Hope your Nets are Sagging!

    20 October 2008 at 11:44 pm

  17. Great photos–I would love to see one of these owls someday.

    21 October 2008 at 11:01 am

  18. What a nice close up! I am waiting and hoping to see an owl of any kind!

    2 November 2008 at 8:53 pm

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