Last winter, our tagged owl Baltimore spent a lot of time hanging out on the broadcast antenna of CJAI-FM on Amherst Island in Lake Ontario, which brags that it’s the smallest radio station in Canada. (Their antenna is on top of a dairy farm silo.) This year Baltimore’s spending the winter west of Ottawa, but he’s not forgotten on Amherst. When Janet Scott, one of the CJAI broadcasters, came into the office today to give her weekly bird report, she was surprised to find a new owl — “Harold” — perched on the window, ready to go with what we’re pretty sure is not a standard-issue CTT transmitter.
“Thought you’d get a chuckle out of what was waiting for me at CJAI,” Janet emailed today. “This must be [Baltimore’s] replacement. Everyone misses him.”