Tag Archives: Lookout CA

Kestrel Fledgling

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In March I noted that a pair of American kestrels (Falco sparvarius) appeared to once again be nesting between the outer walls in our hay shed. For many years kestrels, also called sparrow hawks, have raised a brood in our … Continue reading

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Barn Swallows 1, Gingkochris 0

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Last month I noted that several pairs of barn swallows (Hirundo rustica) were checking out the ledge on the overhang of our back deck as possible nesting sites. The swallows were hovering around the potential spots and then landing to sit and get the … Continue reading

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Young Great Horned Owl

Driving on County Road 90 near Lookout CA (Modoc County) Leonard and I noticed a young great horned owl (Bubo virginianus) sitting in a tree. Since great horned owls often spend daylight hours dozing in a tree, this juvenile was behaving … Continue reading

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Fledgling Barn Owls

The last several nights a fledgling barn owl (Tyto alba) has been sitting in the cottonwood trees next to our bedroom window. This young owl is the oldest of the five barn owls hatched in our barn this season (Lookout CA). … Continue reading

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Meadowlark Hatchlings

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Western meadowlarks (Sturnella neglecta) incubate their eggs for 13 to 16 days. Once a nest with eggs is located, it is not long before the helpless chicks arrive. The chicks are helpless and naked with only a light covering of gray … Continue reading

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Two Down

Another update on the baby barn owls (Tyto alba) in our barn (Lookout CA): About a week ago I mentioned that one of the four owlets hatched in the bucket in our barn had fallen out of the nest and was being raised … Continue reading

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Owlets

Our barn (Lookout CA) is used, so the resident barn owls (Tyto alba) are accustomed to human activity. When the owls hear someone approach or the doors open, they fly to the high rafters and remain there, silently staring, until the … Continue reading

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