May 15, 2009
Bayland owl death (male?)
Janet e-mailed to report finding a dead owl, apparently hit by a car. Connie recovered it from Janet’s house and we weighed it at 111 grams. It had adult plumage. From the light weight (very light), we guessed it was the male parent of the Bayland clutch. Tom buried it in the compost pile in a wire cage, hoping to possibly recover skeletal remains some day. Janet’s owlets had fledged on May 4, so they have been out of the nest about 10 days at this point.