|Flammulated Owl habitat and nest cavity|
|Setting nets in front of the nest snag|
And we were successful! Although the female bounced off the net and was too wise that night to be captured (she was captured and banded later). The male was captured 2x. See Julie taking out the male FLOW from the net.
|Julie extracting male Flammulated Owl|
Once extracted, we weighed the male - a whopping 51 grams. Our small male Saw-whets weigh 73 grams. The one N. Pygmy Owl that I banded weighed 61 grams. These Flammulateds are tiny predators!
|Colin weighing FLOW - 51 grams, David taking data|
|Male FLOW - note the rusty/rufous color on the owl, giving the|
species its ' name: flame or of a reddish color.