Last evening, Wayne Laubscher who has been banding Northern Saw-whet Owls on his property for quite a few years, invited Drew and I to come out if he ended up catching any owls. Around 9:30pm we got a call from Wayne saying he had just captured a hatch-year saw-whet, so we drove out there as fast as we could and were able to admire the little owl for a few minutes, before releasing it. Two net-checks later, we captured two owls at once! One was a second year bird and the other was another hatch year. It was great to be able to actually see a saw-whet, since I haven’t seen one since last fall banding season, even though Anna and I heard quite a few this summer in Idaho.