Date: 2/23/17 8:32 am
From: Edward Raynor <edwardraynor...>
Subject: Re: Saw-whet Owls
I left out the kicker of that story: Within hours(maybe 4) of the discovery
and photo session the bird flew.

On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 10:29 AM, Edward Raynor <edwardraynor...>
wrote:

> CT, my home state, does not allow owl postings on the listserve. This
> includes all species but keep in mind that the number of birders in CT
> dwarf KS. An interesting story that I read on the MA list serve this
> winter: During one of the state's birding blitzes/bird-a-thons, an observer
> found a Boreal Owl in a lone conifer along the Cape Cod shore. Several
> other observers saw the bird and photographed it so intensely that it flew
> and was never observed again. That species is found in New England once or
> twice every decade...
>
> On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 10:23 AM, Laura Kirk <lauraellenkirk...>
> wrote:
>
>> Best chance during mating season - unmistakable call - I remember
>> thinking there was a truck backing up in the middle of the night near my
>> house ( I went outside to investigate), then very luckily it was easy to
>> spot and stayed around for a while. I struggled whether to post it because
>> I wanted it to stay and nest. This was in CT. where I lived in the woods.
>>
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 9:37 AM, Edward Raynor <edwardraynor...>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> They could probably be breeding in the state, too! Although Nebraska has
>>> native coniferous habitat (i.e. Pine Ridge (NW NE), Wildcat Hills (SW
>>> NE),
>>> and places along the Niobrara River valley (N NE), where they do breed
>>> (see
>>> links below), it wouldn't be that much of stretch for them breeding in
>>> remote, coniferous-infested regions in Kansas.
>>>
>>> Banding note:
>>> http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=21
>>> 13&context=nebbirdrev
>>>
>>> Nesting note:
>>> http://magazine.outdoornebraska.gov/2016/04/getting-intimate
>>> -saw-whet-owls-nebraska/
>>>
>>> Nesting note:
>>> http://www.birdwatchingdaily.com/blog/2015/09/09/add-nebrask
>>> a-to-the-long-list-of-breeding-places-for-saw-whet-owls/
>>>
>>> Good owling,
>>> E.J.
>>>
>>> On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 8:24 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/
>>> >
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>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Edward J. Raynor
>>> Lincoln, NE
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>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Edward J. Raynor
> Lincoln, NE
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>



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