Owl Cities: Willistown to Quebec

"Frenchy" the owl was banded in Willistown last November and arrived in Quebec this year.

A Northern Saw-whet Owl tagged in Willistown in November 2010 and has recently been discovered in Quebec by a local observatory.

On the Willistown Conservation Trust Bird Blog, Blake Goll wrote:

NSWO number 0494-81906, or “Frenchy” as we call her, was caught at the Rushton Woods Banding Station last year on November 6 and weighed in at 99.3g.  

She was a “hatch year” owl, which means she was born in the summer of the year we caught her.  This year on October 3, she weighed in at 103.3g, a sizable increase, possibly in preparation for migration, and she is now aged as a “second year” owl.

Read more about the Willistown Conservation Trust's work with owls at their blog.

Amanda Mahnke October 26, 2011 at 01:57 PM
Well, that's pretty adorable and cool.
jodi spragins October 26, 2011 at 04:46 PM
so glad she survived her first year, which can be pretty dicey for these guys. must be all the good nutrients she feasted on in the Willistown open space!


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