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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Guess WHO mom saw and the Saturday blog hop

Mom was at a conference this week (actually she went to two). The second one was at one of my favorite of her state parks, Shenandoah River. The park staff and volunteers were doing research on a special kind of owl called the saw-whet. Shawnee gave her the idea to hunt for one of those high tech thingees to show you all what those owls sound like.



Bruce Marcot - Northern Saw-whet Owl call .mp3
Found at bee mp3 search engine

Mom said she could hear them doing the fake call to lure the owls so they could put bands on them. The bands are supposed to help scientists learn more about what the owls do and where they go.

The night mom was at that park they did not catch one of those saw-whets but a long-eared owl instead. Mom took this video so you can see what this owl looked like.



Mom said if you want to know more about the owl banding project going on you should read about it by clicking here. Pretty interesting and lots of people are helping with the project. Mom was real excited she got to be so close to that owl.

And now join in the hop with us!

11 comments:

Pamela said...

I know someone who trained her dog to help with her graduate work. Her dog was an English Setter specially trained to find bird nests on the ground for the student's field work.

Yoda, do you think you could be a helper dog?

Roo said...

What a super cute owl! Aren't you the lucky ones to have such a special experience.

Thanks for sharin,
Roo

Sam said...

How exciting! At the Grand Canyon they have the Condor project, and at the national park Mom worked at, Tonto National Monument, they were "banding" rattlesnakes for a study. Mom is so happy to be able to work for the parks!

Sam

Frankie Furter said...

That owl... WINKED at us !!! That is a really Cool Drool video.

Benny and Lily said...

cool owl, we like those birdies
Benny & Lily

houndstooth said...

That owl is pretty darned cute! What a cool experience for your mom to get to see one up close like that. Mom once helped a young owl here at our house and was amazed that she actually got to pick him up and everything.

Bunny

houndstooth said...

That owl is pretty darned cute! What a cool experience for your mom to get to see one up close like that. Mom once helped a young owl here at our house and was amazed that she actually got to pick him up and everything.

Bunny

♥ Sallie said...

Happy Blog Hopping!

Hugs,

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

You knows, one nite when I woz there at that park mom taked me outside in the dark at nite fur last call. I stood there and sayed "GRRRRRRR" and kreeped mom out coz I neffur duss that. Well, it must has been THAT owl wot I heard! Gess I overreacted, huh?

Oskar said...

That sounds awesome!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Hound Girl said...

Wow that is awesome and what an amazing owl! Thank you for sharing.