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Vol. 17  No. 21 Final Edition
Clovis Free Press
Rare Birds Reported in Area
Fall migration has started!
By Thomas Hobbs, Executive Editor

    Audubon Society CLOVIS -- 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 -- stevesch@psnw.com.]

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