CWC Owl Banding
From Screech to Snowy
Mar. 28, 2018

On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, seven owls were banded by Wayne Laubscher at Centre Wildlife Care (CWC), Robyn Graboski, director.

The snowy owl was banded last, but I can't resist beginning with a photo of the snowy (and Robyn).

Robyn and the snowy

A volunteer brings in the first screech owl to be banded.
Volunteer and screech owl

Two of the tiny screech owls side by side (the one on the left has already been banded by Wayne).
Two screech owls

A red screech owl.
Red screech owl

The first barred owl was very feisty. The second (shown below) was somewhat shy.
Barred owl

Having a snowy owl in for rehabiliation is a rare event, so Wayne gave the owl a thorough examination.
Snowy wing exam

The snowy owl and the forthcoming band.
Snowy and band

Robyn and Wayne ensure that the band is a good fit.

And a final portrait of the CWC snowy owl.

Seven owls banded! That was the most I've ever seen at one time.

I have a 19-photo album at the CWC public page on Facebook (you don't have to be an FB member to see them).

Photo note: I used a Pentax K3, with the Sigma 10-20mm zoom, for these photos, taken on 14 March 2018.

Note 2: I've a few photos from May 2014 when Wayne banded two short-eared owls.

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