|Juvenile/hatch year saw-whet. Note dark brown plumage|
and buff belly, with few bars and spots.
Photos by Steve King.
|Note wispy feathers typical of juvenal plumage|
and darker, more uniform coloration.
|Plumage of a typical "adult-type" saw-whet, |
lighter with more patterning: spots and bars
|The 2013 NSWO banding team with our first owl of the year, from front left to right: |
Sheila, Julie, Shannon, me, JoAnna, Nancy, Raina and Tyler.
And of course Steve is behind the camera- thanks Steve!