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- CalBirders -
Over our long New Year's weekend, Cindy and I explored south as far
as Bakersfield. Our website is updated with four new offerings from
the trip. All but the loon were stakeouts.
The first stop on December 29th, 2004 was for the Long-tailed Duck at
O'Neill Forebay. Our vantage point was from the Medeiros Recreation
Area picnic tables underneath the high-tension lines.
December 30th found us in Kern River Park's Group Picnic Area (east
past Lake Ming - the Kyles showed us this spot) to see the Yellow-
On December 31st in Tulare County, a Pacific Loon was actively
feeding on Lake Success above
Porterville. Although we did not hear about it until after we saw
the bird, it turns out that a/this Pacific Loon was seen on December
The Los Banos Wildlife Area is state controlled and so hunting is
permitted on Wednesdays, Saturdays AND SUNDAYS. The hunters in
Parking Lot D of the Gadwall Unit weren't too excited to see us on
Sunday, January 2nd, 2005. The Vermilion Flycatcher was fortunately
just south of the parking lot and seemed to like the spot.
These files are in Windows Media v7 format and should play on a wide
variety of platforms and OSs.
Les & Cindy Lieurance