Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Better than TV on a slow night

The mild weather finally caught up with us Monday night, with no owls at any of the three stations, although the Small Valley crew heard a saw-whet mewing near the nets.

Alex Lamoreaux, who started banding at Hidden Valley at age 11 and who now, as a college student, is helping out at King's Gap, got these photos of a southern flying squirrel that was racing around the banding site all evening, keeping the crew entertained. Flying squirrels are almost as cute as saw-whets -- but not when they get into our nets. This one was well-behaved.

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