After a week of steady but not insane owl banding no one was really expecting the rush we had two nights ago at the ridge. The night started off slow, with only a few Saw-whets per net run, but by 10pm the numbers were increasing dramatically and I had to call in some extra help! Thankfully Annemarie, Steve, Madi and Danny were all ready and willing and we endured the night very well, ending with 181 owls, including three Long-eared Owls! I believe one net run produced about 50 owls!
Last night was a bit slower, but anything would be comparatively I suppose, ending with 68 owls.