Eastern Bird Banding Association

Photos accompanying the article “Rare Breeding of the Northern Saw-whet Owl in New Jersey in a Man-made Nest Box.” Written by Leonard J. Soucy, Jr., this appeared in 2013 in the North American Bird Bander Volume 38 Number 1 on pages 1-4.  Click on any photo to see a larger version.

Four Northern Saw-whet Owl nestlings found in a nest box intended for Eastern Screech-owls and American Kestrels.
Four Northern Saw-whet Owl nestlings found in a nest box intended for Eastern Screech-owls and American Kestrels.
Nestling saw-whet owls removed from nest box for banding, and photographing; note the pen.
Nestling saw-whet owls removed from nest box for banding, and photographing; note the pen.
The author with nestling saw-whet owl.
The author with nestling saw-whet owl.
Nestling saw-whet owl with the author's leg gauge
Nestling saw-whet owl with the author’s leg gauge