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Northern Saw-whet Owl (York SC)
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org (CAROLINA BIRDS)
- Subject: Northern Saw-whet Owl (York SC)
- From: BILL HILTON JR Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History<email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 08:05:49 -0500
- Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org
Despite a bright sky from a waxing gibbous moon, at 11:45 pm last
night (27-28 November) I caught the first Northern Saw-whet Owl of
the season at Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History near
York SC. It was the fifth night this year of playing an audiolure.
This bird was two days earlier than my earliest NSWO (1999) and three
days ahead of the only bird caught last year. Last night's NSWO, a
healthy After-Second-Year female, was the largest to date at 104.5g.
She was the ninth NSWO banded at the Center over three years and only
the 14th ever banded in South Carolina. (See
A Rufous Hummingbird and a saw-whet within a week of each other at
Hilton Pond. What more could a body ask? :-)
BILL HILTON JR., "The Piedmont Naturalist"
Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History
1432 DeVinney Road, York, South Carolina 29745 USA
email@example.com, (803) 684-5852, eFax: (503) 218-0845
Please visit our web sites at http://www.hiltonpond.org and
"Never trust a person too lazy to get up for sunrise or too busy to
watch the sunset." BHjr.