Friday Jan 08 2010 comments Loomis News photographs, week of Jan. 7, 2010 -A +A Joyia Emard/Loomis NewsJake Bucher, a sophomore at the University of California Davis, spends part of his winter vacation doing chores, such as installing new outdoor lights, around his family?s Loomis home. Joyia Emard/Loomis NewsLoomis Fire Captain Devin Fuller, left, walks from the fire-ravaged home where an elderly Loomis couple died on Jan. 8, 2009. Ryan Raynal/Courtesy to Loomis NewsA mama black bear looks down from a tree in Loomis near Folsom Lake after she and her cub were encountered by a woman on horseback in May 2009. Kim Palaferri/Special to the Loomis NewsDonald and Hazel Winton say they?re taking in stride nightly visits of thousands of starlings, who flock together in ever-shifting formation before bedding down near their rural Newcastle home. The visits have been taking place for the past two weeks. Kim Palaferri/Special to the Loomis NewsBirds of a feather flock together, thousands of them even. These are just a few of the thousands of starlings that have made home near the backyard of Donald and Hazel Winton of Newcastle for the past two weeks.