birds

Birds — put out the welcome mat and they’ll drop in

There’s plenty to see out there. You just have to look. That’s the advice of longtime bird-watching enthusiast Roger Strahle, owner of Wild Bird Station in Auburn. Right now, ...

Ask the Master Gardener: Use netting, Mylar streamers, balloons to keep birds out of vegetable garden

Question: The blasted birds are eating my lettuce and broccoli seedlings. What can I do? May I use a gun? Answer: It’s common for birds to eat young vegetable seedlings in the ...

How many birds? Auburn area joins in nationwide Great Backyard Bird Count

Auburnites were taking a census of a different kind over the past four days. The Sierra Foothills chapter of the Audubon Society estimates that more than 300 species of birds floc ...

Tripping the flight fantastic: Starlings perform sky aerobatics over Newcastle

The first of the flock starts flying in around 4 p.m. and an hour later mass movements of starlings darken portions of the sky as they soar and swoop in formation over a rural New ...

Media Life: George Clooney film off to good start thanks to Auburn titles creator

Moviegoers get a sweeping view of landscapes shot from thousands of feet above the ground during the opening titles sequence for the new George Clooney movie “Up in the Air.” ...

Auburn bird farm owner leaving after neighbors cry foul

For a while there, Gary Guerrero thought he had found paradise. The sign on the electronically gated entrance to his 32-acre property in an upscale neighborhood of large lots near ...

Swallows dig in for the long haul at their Auburn “Capistrano”

The Placer County Courthouse swallows are finding ways to work around netting put up this winter to prevent them from nesting at the Auburn landmark. The birds are building nests ...

Rules of attraction

Attracting birds and butterflies to Placer County back yards might not seem like an easy feat, but with the right plants and flowers, homeowners can have a back yard bursting with ...

Goose on the loose: Lake of the Pines faces a flock of problems with bird population

The Canada geese in the Lake of the Pines pond are making a ripple effect that extends past the shoreline. The geese are considered a nuisance by many residents of the gated comm ...