Cryptoglaux Acadica Acadica in Placer County
Cryptoglaux acadica acadica in Placer County
February 7,1902, while collecting near Bear River, I observed a small owl, apparently asleep, sitting on a fallen log. I had watched him for several minutes when with surprising quickness he flew from the log to a brush pile eight feet distant. Fearing I might lose him, I shot just as he alighted. He proved to be a saw-whet owl, and lying near him was a mouse still struggling. Evidently Mr. Owl was sleeping with one eye open. This is the only specimen I have met with in this county.
Pigmy owls (Glaucidium g. californicum) are occasionally seen here. I shot one on March 24th just at dusk. It flew from a cypress where a member of linnets were going to roost.
Clipper Gap, Cal.