-- The local Audubon Society reports that bird watchers, on Sunday,
viewed an adult male Northern Cardinal in the back yard of
a private residence along the Kings River about six miles
east of Clovis near the community of Centerville.
Recently, during a Society
field trip to the Tulare County ponding basins, a number of other
interesting sightings were made, including a Peregrine Falcon
at the Caldwell ponds, at least two Golden Plovers
at the Tulare wastewater treatment plant, a Burrowing Owl
across from the treatment plant off of Page Avenue, and a
rare sighting of an albino Cliff Swallow at the ponding basin
at the corner of Page and Enterprise, perched on telephone
wires.Also, twenty-five Swainson's Hawks were counted on
Tulare Avenue about five miles west of the town of Tulare
on the same day.
Two Willow Flycatchers were
seen in the backyard of a private residence in Fresno on Sunday,
September 2. Another was also reported in the backyard of a private
residence in Fresno on September 9th.
[Editor's Note: The
Fresno Audubon Society Barbecue & Social will be hld
on Oct. 7th. To obtain information about membership contact the
Society at 559-222-2473 or email Steve Schmeiser -- firstname.lastname@example.org.]
Letter to the Editor