Date: 2/23/17 7:15 am From: Chris Hobbs <chobbs.f1...> Subject: Re: Saw-whet Owls
Another useful tip, but very difficult to 'orchestrate' in KS (!): Play recording in suitable habitat at night during a full-moon, with little to no wind (for ease of hearing).
Chris Hobbs Lenexa <chobbs.f1...>
On Feb 23, 2017 8:26 AM, "Chuck Otte" <cotte...> wrote:
> Very simple Jeff - they are easily overlooked. They are small, generally > solitary and do not always respond to recordings. Two things have to happen > - you either totally and completely by luck stumble on to one OR, you go > out > specifically looking for one in a systematic fashion. They are in Kansas > every > single winter - I have no doubt. But they are just too easily missed. > > To be right honest, when I do encounter them, I frequently do not report > them > as it often creates a stampede usually to the detriment of the owl's well > being. > > Chuck > > ----- > Chuck Otte <cotte...> > County Extension Agent, Ag & Natural Resources > Geary County Extension Office, PO BOX 28 785-238-4161 > Junction City, Kansas 66441-0028 FAX 785-238-7166 > http://www.geary.ksu.edu/ > > For KSBIRD-L archives or to change your subscription options, go to > https://listserv.ksu.edu/ksbird-l.html > For KSBIRD-L guidelines go to > http://www.ksbirds.org/KSBIRD-LGuidelines.htm > To contact a listowner, send a message to > mailto:<ksbird-l-request...> >