This past wednesday there was cause for great excitement because we captured our first Saw-whet Owl that was already banded – by another station. This is what bird banders live for! It’s termed a foreign recovery, or FR in banders’ lingo.
Doris sent out the appropriate enquiries and promptly received a reply giving details about the owl:
Fantastic! That bird was banded at Mass
Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in
Lincoln, MA. By the band number it looks like a
2009 bird. I can get you data when I’m back at the station.
Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
(~20 miles west of Boston)