Ruber Red-breasted Sapsucker
- Birders: Out this morning before the torrents started to fall (most
unusual for Bakersfield). We found a "ruber" subspecies RED-BREASTED
SAPSUCKER in section 15 of Hart Park, northeast of Bakersfield. It
certainly could be the same bird as last year's and the one which has
been present each winter for several years, originally located by John
Wilson. A pair of HOODED MERGANSERS were in Mirror Lake. Otherwise,
an amazingly quiet day for birds.