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Common Loon

Bird of The Week: Common Loon

The Common Loon is the most widespread of the five loon species found in North America. A formidable swimmer and diver like the King Penguin or Red-breasted Merganser, this handsome waterbird is a veritable avian submarine, beautifully adapted to a life in and on the water.

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Hanning Flat Preserve

Hanning Flat Preserve

Residents who want to experience the 3,800-acre Hanning Flat preserve should keep an eye out on the Kern River Valley Heritage Foundation’s Facebook page to find out when the next “Hike Hanning Flat” date is set.

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Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Bird of The Week: Ruby-crowned Kinglet

One of North America’s smallest songbirds, the Ruby-crowned Kinglet is tinier than a Black-capped Chickadee and only a bit larger than a Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Unremarkable at first glance, this diminutive bird is a drab olive-green and gray, with a white eye ring and wing bars.

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