We had a very interesting night last night netting 7 owls! 3 of those owls were recaptures from 3 different previous nights, the most same season recaptures I have ever caught in one night. The owls were banded 10, 8 and 6 days prior.These owls are using the Reserve as a restful migration stop, or may winter on site if they prey base (mice and voles) are good. Most owls this year are quite chunky with good fat reserves and high body mass. It is good to know they are eating well!
|Ken holding the Chocolate Owl before release|