Wine commission, utility team up to save owls from getting zapped
A barn owl peers out of its owl box along Angier Road near Live Oak Road on Friday evening. (Jennifer M. Howell/News-Sentinel)
An owl feather sits on the ground below an owl box Friday evening. (Jennifer M. Howell/News-Sentinel)
Posted: Wednesday, July 7, 2010 12:00 am
Updated: 5:47 am, Thu Jul 8, 2010.
Owls are majestic birds, their haunting call the stuff of fairy
tales and myth. Praised by farmers for their role in controlling
destructive rodents, owls glide and swoop over Lodi vineyards,
returning each morning to rest in the owl boxes specifically set up
But some of those owls never make it home. Ten of the birds were
electrocuted in San Joaquin County last year — four of them meeting
their maker in the Lodi area, according to officials with
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 12:00 am.
Updated: 5:47 am.