Monday, March 10, 2008

Nesting season has begun!

Its that time of year already! The nesting season is beginning for some species.
We headed out last weekend (March 3) and found our first nest of 2008 - it was a Common Raven nest east of Regina. It was a blistery windy day and we were surprised to find it so early.
However, I understand there is a Raven nest in Saskatoon right now with chicks almost ready to fledge (meaning they are ready to leave the nest). This means the birds started nesting in January!!! Very unusual.
This weekend we found 5 Great Horned Owl nests around Regina - so they are beggining to nest!
If you know of any Great Horned Owl nests please email me and let me know so we can include this nest in our banding project.