Jan 15 2009

Albany Bulb Owl?

Published by at 4:55 pm under Owl Habitat

I haven’t heard of anyone who has seen “the owl” yet?

Sightings anyone?

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6 Responses to “Albany Bulb Owl?”

  1. Janon 21 Jan 2009 at 12:38 am

    Yes! I saw the owl last night! It’s where all the other sculptures are at. I think it’s not too far on the left side of the sculpture of the man (that sorta looks like a horse) who is sitting down, thinking. It’s by that little spot that says “Sit here”….

  2. Janon 21 Jan 2009 at 12:39 am

    And btw, the owl is very “cute”. It was very dark when I was there but I could tell right away that it was an owl.

  3. adminon 21 Jan 2009 at 7:43 pm

    That’s great! Huh, someone should tell the owl about the 8 acres of land that was fenced off on the Plateau just for it. Of course it could have just been out hunting. I mean, it’s not like the owl can’t leave it’s 8 acres. I would just like to think that it is at least using the space. 🙂

  4. Jillon 17 Feb 2009 at 3:36 pm

    There was a whole article on the burrowing owls at Cezar Chavez Park at the Berkeley Marina in the Daily Planet. They don’t seem to wanna head north to Albany. But, what is amazing about the fenced off area is how much the crows, ground nesting swallows and the lone great blue heron seem to be enjoying it…

  5. Tom Don 22 Feb 2009 at 9:30 pm

    It wouldn’t surprise me at all if any burrowing owls preferred the Neck or the Bulb over the Plateau as a place to settle. There plenty of places in the Neck and the Bulb to create burrows and that’s where most of the ground squirrels are.

    Barn owls have colonized the Bulb for some time. I’ve always hoped we’d get a Great Horned owl at some point, since they live on Angel Island and at Point Molate, but the trees at the landfill may not be tall enough for their liking.

  6. Jeffon 10 Jun 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Speaking of wilderness restoration, I’m appalled but not surprised at the continued actions at Berkeley along the frontage and University avenues. Apparently their definition of restoration is installing water tanks and sprinklers, mapping the area with flags, and a parade of trucks dumping mountains of dirt, assisted by bulldozers. I walked dogs out there for years. I knew where the rabbits preferred their burrows, where to usually find a gopher snake under some fennel, and the first thing “restoration” did was bulldoze all those places. It was far wilder and more natural when I could walk there with my dog and enjoy the place.

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