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Owl calling contestants do their best

Owl calling contestants do their bestJohn Tutor, fifth from left, Cameron Greenburg, fourth from left, and Judy Shelton, third from left, placed first, second and third respectively, in an owl calling contest. The contest concluded a birding program conducted at the Old Depot Museum Friday night, Jan. 30.

State Ornithologist Cliff Shackleford, first on left, and Dr. Will Godwin, not shown, presented the program on the nine varieties of woodpeckers, their favorite food - Arthropods, and the types of habitat that attracts them. Seventy-five people attended the program. About one-third of the attendees participated in an “Owl Prowl” in the woods of White Oak Creek following the program.