Mon, 19 Feb 2007 -- At 10:00 this morning there was a BURROWING OWL sitting
conspicously in the open near the pond on Burris Lane, Potter Valley. When
you are at the high point of the road at the pond, there is a prominent
burrow system of Beechy Ground-Squirrels about 150 yards to the SW. The
owl was sitting in plain view here while two ground-squirrels were active a
few feet away.
This afternoon I saw an EURASIAN COLLARED DOVE on Tollini Lane north
of Ukiah where Maureen O'Hagan has been reporting them since July. From
Hyw 101 take the Lake Mendocino Drive exit and turn north (left) on N.
State Street. In about 1/2 mile turn left on Parducci Road, and as soon as
you cross over the freeway, Tollini Lane is the first left turn. The dove
was near the Calvary Way church. -- George Chaniot