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Cryptoglaux Acadica Acadica in Placer County

Ernest Adams
Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
5
Issue: 
1 (January-February)
Section: 
From Field and Study
Year: 
1903
Pages: 
19

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.

ERNEST ADAMS

Clipper Gap, Cal.

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