Steve Summers started checking the Kern River Preserve hummingbird
feeders at 5:20pm. Bob Steele, Susan Steele, and I started checking
them at 5:35pm. The Steeles kept a constant watch on the front yard
feeders. Barnes and Summers kept a constant watch on the side yard
feeders. We left the feeder watch at 8:10pm. We had no observations
of a female Blue-throated Hummingbird during our observation period.
There may be some birders who will check out the feeders tomorrow
morning. If so, we are hopeful they will share a report on the
presence or absence of Blue-throated Hummingbird at the Kern River
Preserve. We are hopeful others who visit the Preserve in the next
several days to few weeks will also check for Blue-throated
Hummingbird. What else can we all do?
FYI: Parking/entrance to the Kern River Preserve is free. Donations
are accepted and appreciated.
May at least one Blue-throated Hummingbird be in your California
Bob Barnes, Ridgecrest, Kern County
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