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.
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