A pair of state-listed endangered tricolored blackbirds — female at left, male, right — forage for food in Tipton dairy farmer Frank Mendonsa's wheat field, Wednesday morning. The birds are part of a double colony of 15,000 nesting in his field, which he has postponed harvesting.
A pair of state-listed endangered tricolored blackbirds — female at left, male, right — forage for food in Tipton dairy farmer Frank Mendonsa's wheat field, Wednesday morning. The birds are part of a double colony of 15,000 nesting in his field, which he has postponed harvesting. JOHN WALKER THE FRESNO BEE
A pair of state-listed endangered tricolored blackbirds — female at left, male, right — forage for food in Tipton dairy farmer Frank Mendonsa's wheat field, Wednesday morning. The birds are part of a double colony of 15,000 nesting in his field, which he has postponed harvesting. JOHN WALKER THE FRESNO BEE

South Valley dairy farmer halts harvest to save imperiled tricolored blackbird

May 20, 2015 01:55 PM