14 Aug 02: SF Kern Sightings Update
- Wednesday, August 14, 2002
Kern River Preserve, Weldon, Kern County, California
An individual of this species was "cueing" incessantly from 7am-7:15am this
morning along the Kern River Preserve's Nature Trail from 40 meters south of
signpost 18 to 100 meters northwest of signpost 19. It was also seen in flight
between the two locations.
The same or a second individual of this species was heard "cueing" in the
vicinity of the Birders' Board and entrance driveway to the Kern River
between 10:30am and 10:45am this morning.
Several individuals of this species are attracted to the ever-ripening grapes
on the arbor at the back border of the courtyard at Kern River Preserve
Headquarters. Also partaking of the grapes are: Nuttall's Woodpecker, Downy
Woodpecker, American Robin, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, and House
Finch. In addition, a ground squirrel and Audubon's cottontails are
"A Vision for the Kern River Valley: Principles for Economic and Ecological
Available on-line at http://www.valleywild.org/kernvision.htm.
Audubon-California: "Building a Culture of Conservation in the Golden State."
Happy & Productive Birding,
Bob Barnes, Outreach Director
Audubon-California's Kern River Preserve
P.O. Box 953, Weldon, CA 93283
FedEx/UPS: 18747 Hwy. 178, Weldon, CA 93283
Phone: (760) 378-3044