Northern Waterthrush and Solitary Sandpiper
- Birders: The desert trips for the Biofest weekend were super. The
cattle had done little damage to Butterbredt. There were ten of the
eleven western warbler species seen - no Chat. In California City, we
had a PECTORAL SANPIPER on Saturday, but not Sunday. At Galileo Hill,
we had a NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH and a SOLITARY SANDPIPER both days. A
family of LONG-EARED OWLS was discovered (by Bob Barnes?) along Kelso
Valley Rd. There are FIVE! downy young - fledged, but obviously still
being fed by the adults. If you have birds to report for the Birdiest
Inland County competition, email Bob Barnes at
bbarnes@.... The count period was Friday through Sunday.
We should break the old record for Kern County, which was 232 species.