[EBB Sightings] Burrowing owls- Dublin

[EBB Sightings] Burrowing owls- Dublin

corinnelouise paff
Mon Apr 04 11:21:01 PDT 2005
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    burrowing owls are skittish for a good reason... it is
    a survival defense mechanism... and the owls at cesar
    chavez would not like to be picked up, nor should
    anyone approach them close enough to get them
    habituated to humans... corinne
    
    --- Brian Zeiler  wrote:
    > I saw two burrowing owls today in the field on the
    > northeast corner of Dublin/Tassajara.  They were
    > VERY
    > skittish when I tried to approach for a shot.  I
    > immediately left when one flew off, and I don't plan
    > on going back for photos, since I know they're
    > somewhat threatened and it's nesting season.  If you
    > see them, please be aware of how skittish they are. 
    > I
    > was a little surprised, since the ones in Cesar
    > Chavez
    > park would probably let you pick them up if you
    > tried!
    >  Are they known for being so shy?  Maybe it was my
    > tripod, since birds sometimes get scared by it.
    > 
    > No luck along the Iron Horse Parkway or by Sybase,
    > must have been the clouds and wind keeping them in
    > their burrows.
    > 
    > --- Dennis Braddy  wrote:
    > > EastBayBirders,
    > > 
    > > On our bike ride today we checked out the Dublin
    > > locations mentioned in 
    > > recent Burrowing Owl reports. We spotted 5 or 6
    > > BURROWING OWLS along 
    > > the drainage ditch between the bike path and the
    > > Camp Parks fence near 
    > > Dublin Blvd and Arnold Rd. We flushed another 5
    > owls
    > > as we rode along 
    > > Northside Dr, a dead-end frontage road off of
    > > Tassajara Rd one block 
    > > south of Dublin Blvd.
    > > 
    > > Dennis and Patricia Braddy
    > > San Ramon
    > > 
    > > On Mar 26, 2005, at 4:27 PM, aquila2 at comcast.net
    > > wrote:
    > > 
    > > > Today at 3:30 PM there were 3 (perhaps 4)
    > > Burrowing owls on the fence 
    > > > lines surrounding the large, overgrown field
    > > located due west of the 
    > > > Sybase building in Dublin (Dublin blvd and
    > Arnold
    > > road).   In recent 
    > > > weeks I have seen owls in the fields southwest
    > and
    > > southeast of the 
    > > > intersection of Tassajara and Dublin blvd.
    > > >
    > > > David Bowden
    > > > Dublin
    > > 
    > > On Mar 27, 2005, at 5:06 PM, Cris & Derek Heins
    > > wrote:
    > > 
    > > > Multiple times in the past two weeks Iíve
    > observed
    > > a pair of Burrowing 
    > > > Owls on Dublin Blvd just 50 yards east of Iron
    > > Horse Parkway, which is 
    > > > right at the Dublin BART station on HW580.  The
    > > pair each time has 
    > > > been on the ground along the drainage ditch
    > > between the Park military 
    > > > base fence and the bikepath.
    > > >
    > > > Derek Heins
    > > > Piedmont
    > > 
    > > 
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