I went birding with Celeste Pryor Saturday a.m. in a vain attempt to find her yet another new Big Year bird, but we had to settle for a total of 15 Burrowing Owls near the Tracy Sewage Ponds. One family group of 7 was huddled next to the fence on the south side of the road that passes on the south side of the ponds themselves and the Holly Sugar plant. From the fence itself, we observed another group of 4 and 4 other individuals inside the enclosure. Didn't even go around to the south side to see if there were any others. It was good to see so many of this cute owl.
Stockton (temporarily of Lodi)
- Can anyone point me to the burrowing owls in the vicinity of Merced NWR?
Joe Meyer (and Samantha Weber)
- This morning, while cycling past Longspur Corner (Yolo county, roads
16 and 90B) saw five burrowing owls, four in flight and one sitting
near a hole. So nearby development has not eliminated burrowing owls
from the area...yet. There are plenty of ground squirrels still in
the area also.
- Had 6 FOS Burrowing Owls at Mather Wednesday evening about 7:55 PM on
the fence on the NE end of the runway...
- I just checked the artificial Burrowing Owl habitat we installed on Hamilton/Nord/Cana Highway north of Chico and found two owls. There are 2 separate habitats, that are visible from the road, about 25 feet apart and there was a single owl at the entrance of each. In the past, I have seen one owl only.
- Just stopped by the Cana-Hamilton Burrowing Owl site and saw 1 owl at the cave entrance and 4 owls on the mound beyond the artificial burrows. Nice to see the family!