Short-eared and burrowing Owls
- I did not notice that Dave Jensen's message (to me) from last week was not
a Mendobirds notice. The following quote is from Dave from last Tuesday
- November 23rd, 2004. Apparently the Long-eared Owl was still around
the Blad Hill Rd. near Fort Bragg. I would like to mention the
Short-eared Owls are NOT, I repeat, NOT very easy to add to one's Mendocino
County list. They are few and far between and usually do not hang around
for very long. Also notice that the Eurasian Collared-Doves are still
around Duxbury Lane at Manchester State Beach. Here is Dave's report from
Tuesday - 23 Nov. 2004 -"I was in Pt. Arena yesterday (Tuesday) and did not
see the albatross. However, it was very windy, at low tide, with a lot of
surfing activity, so who can say? The
afternoon's list for the area from Navarro River to Pt. Arena included: 3
Peregrine Falcon, 6 Ferruginous Hawks, about 5 Eurasian Collared Doves on
Duxbury Drive/Road/Lane, 1 Brant, 1 Bobcat and 1 Coyote.
Tundra Swans were feeding north of Biaggi Ranch, with only 6-12 in the
Garcia Flats at midday. Today there was 1 Osprey, 1 Brant and 2 Red-necked
Grebes at the mouth of Ten Mile River. Also, the Burrowing Owl and a
Short-eared Owl are still regularly seen on Bald Hill Road."
good birding ... Bob Keiffer. Also... it looks like the Mendo Coast CBC
date is going to be changed to Jan 2nd instead of Dec 26. I will make
sure that the decided upon date is posted on Mendobirds.
Robert J. Keiffer
Principal Supt. of Agriculture
UC Hopland Research & Extension Center
4070 University Road
Hopland, CA 95449
(707) 744-1424 FAX (707) 744-1040
HREC website: http://danrrec.ucdavis.edu/hopland/home_page.html
"It is not the critic who counts... not the one who points out how the
strong person stumbles... or where the doer of deeds could have done
better. The credit belongs to the person who is actually in the arena."
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