[Tweeters] Fwd: banded owl [BURROWING OWL]

Russell Rogers rrogers at olypen.com
Tue Feb 1 15:46:23 PST 2005

Greetings Tweeters,

I was able to find the BURROWING OWL today at Marrowstone Island at Ft.
Flagler State Park. It was at the very north east tip of the island.
You can find the bird were a long steel cable hangs over the bluff. It
was banded. The left leg had a USFWS band and the right leg had a
bi-colored band with the number "4" in green on the upper half and the
letter "C" on black on the lower half. The bird looked as if it were in
good health. It was quite tame with humans, however, when a immature
BALD EAGLE flew over it became quite agitated.

I will report the band to the banding lab and try to find out more
about when and where the bird is from. When I do, I will report back to


Russell, Mary, Emily, Willie, and Paddy
219 South Second Ave
Sequim WA 98382
(360) 582-3781
On Jan 31, 2005, at 8:29 AM, SGMlod at aol.com wrote:

> Greetings All


> Just back from Baja. Saw this in my in-box. Someone probably wants to

> go take a look. My guess, if its on the ground, would be Burrowing,

> but I've not looked closely at the description.


> Cheers

> SteveM

> From: "ron hirschi" <whalemail at waypoint.com>

> Date: January 30, 2005 8:46:54 PM PST

> To: <FieldNotes at wos.org>

> Subject: banded owl



> For the past three days there has been a small banded owl in an

> unusual location. It has been in the exact same location, sitting on

> soil, each afternoon I've walked past. It is extremely friendly.


> It is sitting about 1/3 of the way up a slumped portion of the high

> bluff along the northernmost beach on Marrowstone Island, Jefferson

> County within Ft Flagler State Park.


> It is earless. Breast is with dark horizontal stripes like a spotted

> owl. Back is spotted. You can see yellow around the margins of its

> large, dark eyes.


> It is maybe 10 inches. Can't tell how long its legs are, but it is

> fairly pale, making it look somewhat like a burrowing owl, but it also

> looks like it might be a boreal? Sorry.


> It has a pale blue-green/teal leg band (left leg). The band is

> fairly long, longer than any fws band I have ever seen.


> I can send you a very poor digital image if you want.


> Kind Regards,


> Ron Hirschi

> fish biologist

> whalemail at waypoint.com   

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