Saturday morning on Lake Calero

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Fishing

Fishermen set out to enjoy a full lake, sunny skies and good fishing Saturday morning at Lake Calero. Recent rains allowed diversions from the Cosumnes River to fill Calero and the other reservoirs to capacity, the Community Services District announced at its meeting this week. But with long-term forecasts predicting the drought will continue, the question is how long the water may have to last, and a 20 percent cutback in water use is still in effect here and throughout the state, the CSD said. Read more » about Saturday morning on Lake Calero

Whoooooooo's that in the tree?

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Owl

Dennis Berg got this shot of a great horned owl this week on the east side of Clementia. Read more » about Whoooooooo's that in the tree?

New wildlife shots in the Photo Galleries

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Dennis Berg photo

Anthony Wong photoRM.com's members -- all 2,000-some of you -- are certainly talented. Take a look at these shots, the latest additions to our Photo Galleries. The owl above was photographed by Dennis Berg. You can see more from Dennis' gallery here. The little birds with bright red hairpieces, at right, are among new photos by Anthony Wong. (Maybe someone can do a better job of identification than "little birds with bright red hairpieces.") The galleries have more than 7,000 shots of life and fun in Rancho Murieta. If you've got photos you'd like to add, let us know at editor@ranchomurieta.com. Read more » about New wildlife shots in the Photo Galleries

A bald eagle makes it official: Happy new year!

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Eagle

Happy 2014!  Right on time, Bill "Birdman" Gengler checks in with photos of bald eagles in Rancho Murieta: "The eagles have returned for the new year. This one was sitting on a pole between lakes Chesbro and Calero on the last day of 2013. They sure must like the weather this week.  We can surely expect some others to show up soon." Read more » about A bald eagle makes it official: Happy new year!

Making plans for Thanksgiving Day

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Turkeys

Maybe figuring there's strength in numbers, turkeys gathered on the 12th tee of the North Course Wednesday morning.  Despite any reservations the turkeys may have, here's wishing you -- and all of Rancho Murieta -- a happy Thanksgiving. Read more » about Making plans for Thanksgiving Day

Seasonal visitors to our lakes

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Pelicans

Photographer Bill (Birdman) Gengler shares photos of pelicans and a note: "These American White Pelicans have been hanging around Lake Calero for about a week.  As you can see, they don't dive for food but dip their bills in the water while swimming.  They are usually found in flocks such as the one pictured in these photos.  They don't travel or feed by themselves. In the fall they can be found on the West Coast and in the Southern states. They are noted for their huge neck pouches, which led to the saying: 'The bill of a pelican can hold more than its belly can.'  You need to see them before they hit the road.  Have a Rancho Murieta day."  See more of Bill's pelican photos.

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Dead birds with West Nile virus found in RM

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Two dead birds found in Rancho Murieta tested positive for West Nile virus, the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito & Vector Control District said Friday. Read more » about Dead birds with West Nile virus found in RM

Video: Trying a simple fix to geese problem

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Rancho Murieta has tried for years to address the problem of geese fouling the community's beaches.  The latest solution may be the simplest -- just in time for July 4.  If you use the beach, your help is requested.

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Summer is time for fun -- and caution

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As the summer heat comes roaring in, it's time to realize summer isn't only about sun and fun, it also brings wildfires, rattlesnakes and mosquitoes. Here are some things to be aware of so you can enjoy a safe summer. Read more » about Summer is time for fun -- and caution

Showing off for the ladies

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Peacock tail

Local photographer Bill "Birdman" Gengler shares these peacock photos and a note: "I thought you might be interested in an eye-spotted-tail pet peacock that lives off Ione Road with others. He is a member of the pheasant family and is the treasured national bird of India, where he was domesticated more than 3,000 years ago. The eye-spotted peacock tail sends a signal to the female and others who live around him. We used to have some roaming around Rancho Murieta several years ago, until they were chased off by RM. Have a good RM day." Read more » about Showing off for the ladies

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