Redwood was tagged Jan. 2, 2020, in Jefferson County, NY, by Tom McDonald, and wintered there on Cape Vincent — including one short visit to the Fort Drum military airfield. He migrated north in early March 2020, eventually settling to nest in the northeastern Ungava Peninsula, QC. Redwood migrated south in November and December 2020, arriving near Ottawa, ON, Jan. 2, 2021. Photos showed that one shoulder strap of his transmitter harness had been severed, so the decision was made to retrap him and replace the harness. Stephanie Boardman of Predator Bird Services captured Redwood Jan. 13, 2021, but because of an impending provincial Covid-19 lockdown, Rebecca McCabe was unable to meet her to replace the harness. Redwood was released without his transmitter, which will be reused on another owl. Redwood’s transmitter was underwritten by generous contributions from the general public to Project SNOWstorm.

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