Sunday, September 21, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
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This great horned owl looks down from high in a valley oak tree in North Davis. They take refuge in wooded habitats around town and can you can often hear a duet of the higher-pitched female and lower-pitched male calling hoo-h'HOO-hoo hoo. Jean Jackman/Courtesy photo
Human-made burrows along the northeast corner of the Wildhorse agricultural buffer, provided by city of Davis open space staffers, are perfect homes for these 9.5-inch-tall birds. Jean Jackman/Courtesy photo
White-crowned sparrows are winter birds here. Some people refer to them as LBJ's or little brown jobs. They are really worth a closer look, and what is sweet is that they are not so flighty as many birds when you walk near them. Sometimes there will be five sitting on my fence sunning. Jean Jackman/Courtesy photo
Tiny burrowing owls are here year-round and the best place to view them is on the Wildhorse agricultural buffer habitat area path on the northwest corner of the Wildhorse Golf Course. Jean Jackman/Courtesy photo
The northern flicker (red-shafted), a large woodpecker, is common to abundant in Yolo County from mid-September to mid-March. Its piercing kew call can be clearly heard as well as the rising kwikwikwikwikwikwik. Jean Jackman/Courtesy photo