28 Aug Wednesday Walk – Yosemite Lake
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Yosemite Lake, Merced
Ferruginous Hawk by Gary Woods
The Fresno Audubon Society Wednesday Walk to Yosemite Lake will be an opportunity to see riparian, grassland, foothill birds, and waterfowl. At Yosemite Lake County Park, a beautiful little area that sits next to the UC Merced campus, woodpeckers, phoebes, goldfinches, bluebirds, and several species of sparrow are common. Hawks, including Red-tailed and Red-shouldered Hawks and Harriers, are usually seen. Bald Eagles, Ferruginous Hawks, and Ospreys may be present. Burrowing Owls have seen in the field between the park and the campus, and Great Horned and Barn Owls are in the trees near the boat launch area. Early winter arrival Mountain Bluebirds may show up. As well. some late migrants, such as warblers and flycatchers, may still be hanging around. On the lake, several species of waterfowl, such as mergansers and goldeneyes, will probably be resident for the winter; Clark’s Grebes are permanent residents, and herons and egrets are always in view. Yosemite Lake is a great place for a day of birding, and no one goes home disappointed.
Meet in front of the Target at El Paseo Shopping Center (Herndon and 99) at 7:45 am. Larry Parmeter, 559-276-8753 or firstname.lastname@example.org.