Date: 4/9/18 11:41 am
From: Johnathon Benson <johnathonl87...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Re: Drumlin Farm Saw-Whet Owl
I totally flaked there!

This was at Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln, MA for any birder not familiar with the location. (Doubtful, but still needed)

Happy birding!

> On Apr 9, 2018, at 2:31 PM, Johnathon Benson <johnathonl87...> wrote:
> Apologies for the late posting!
> On Saturday evening I led a Woodcock walk with our Teen Birders. We were unsuccessful in finding any but did have quite a few surprising finds. During our dinner the kids noticed a woodpecker outside. We got on it and were able to identify a Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker that gave quite good and extended looks. Later on, while walking the trails, we encountered two Eastern Screech Owls (One in flight over the Drumlin).
> Near the end of our program my fellow leaders and I heard a rather loud and close Northern Saw-Whet Owl near where we do our banding for the species in the end of the year. This was approximately at 9 pm. It was a huge surprise for us as it was the bittersweet departure of our coordinator and camp director. Surely an amazing way to end our program.
> For any birders looking to seek out the owl, our trails are open from dawn to dusk. If you can get close to the farm I would advise people to be on the lookout!
> Good birding,
> Johnathon Benson
> Mass Audubon
> Waltham, MA

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