Happy Owl-o-Ween!

Northern Saw-whet Owl at Rushton Woods Preserve banded this October.  Photo by Blake Goll
Northern Saw-whet Owl at Rushton Woods Preserve banded this October. Photo by Blake Goll

The enchanting little fuzzy phantoms that are now visiting Rushton Woods in thrilling numbers wish you a very Happy Owl-o-Ween!

They also told me to tell you that your young chicks are invited to stop over at Rushton Farm on the night of November 15th from 7-9pm to check out this thing called owl banding during which the humans give each owl a magical silver anklet with numbers on it. The owls say they don’t really care for that part of the night but they’re looking forward to a beautiful performance by one owl in particular, named Ipod, who rumors say can sing all night long at the top of his lungs without getting tired!

Northern Saw-whet Owl at Rushton Woods Preserve this October. Photo by Blake Goll
Northern Saw-whet Owl at Rushton Woods Preserve this October. Photo by Blake Goll

They wanted me to share a preview of the performance here.  We humans say that it sounds like a “toot”, but to their more refined ears, it’s much more than that.

Register for the Junior Birder Owl Banding Night, November 15th, by emailing me, Blake Goll (bhg@wctrust.org). Space is limited.

Hope to see you there!  Trick-or-Toot!!

Blake

Young Birder with Northern Saw-whet Owl at Rushton.
Young Birder with Northern Saw-whet Owl at Rushton.

 

One Comment Add yours

  1. JOHN FOSBENNER says:

    Wow, Great pictures Blake.

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