Burrowing Owl – Glenn County


Dave Bogener
David is a retired Environmental Scientist with a passion for wildlife photography and travel. He has lived in Shasta County for the last 38 years with his wife Becky. If the light is at all promising, you can find him out with the camera most mornings at a local venue. David maintains a website where he exhibits some of his favorite images at davidbogener.zenfolio.com
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4 Responses

  1. Steve Towers Steve Towers says:

    My favorite owl.  When I moved up here from the Sacramento area 25+ years ago, I got used to not seeing burrowing owls anymore.  I put it down to the scarcity of California ground squirrels—a mystery.  Now that ground squirrels are plentiful out here in Palo Cedro—I attribute their resurgance, with zero evidence, to the cessation of widespread poisoning—I look forward to someday seeing burrowing owls and badgers.

    This post appeared a couple weeks ago in Craigslist.  No, I have not seen a burrowing owl in Shasta County.  The map inset suggests that they once occurred in the vicinity of Enterprise Park.

  2. Karen C says:

    In our neighborhood, Saratoga Drive area, east of Redding off of Rancho Rd.  in the early morning hours , I often hear a calling sound, like a oooh, oooh uh.  I think it is an owl, but maybe it is wishful thinking.  It is a  low, soft call, and I have grown very fond of it.

    This week, I was off of Park Marina, behind the new Sheriffs office, and I heard it around 10:30 am.  Since owls are nocturnal, I wondered then if it was an owl. Anyone know what it might be?

    • Jim Dowling Jim Dowling says:

      Might just be a Northern Pygmy Owl.  They are active during the day and they are local residents.  I’ve heard and seen them up around Whiskeytown Lake, but…who knows they could be closer to town, too.

  3. Ginny says:

    What a regal bird this is…… thank you for taking the beautiful nature photos.

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