Date: 10/27/17 12:39 pm
From: Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Orange County RBA: October 26, 2017
One update to this RBA for this past week. I forgot to include the Northern
Waterthrush that Trish Gussler had found and photographed at Mason Regional
Park on October 21. It was seen in the mostly dry creek, about 100 yards
downstream or west of the little water drop feature.

I was at Mason Regional this morning (27 OCT) and heard and saw the bird
again in the same general area. It was really not very cooperative, only
making itself visible for a brief second for my to be able to confirm
that's what I was hearing. Sadly, no photos.

Jeff Bray
Irvine, CA

On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 7:49 AM, Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> wrote:

> *RBA*
> * California
> * Orange County
> * October 26, 2017
> * CAOC17.10.26
> This is the Orange County, CA weekly Rare Bird Alert (RBA) and local
> events summary. California Bird Records Committee (CBRC) review species are
> capitalized and marked with asterisks below. All documentation of review
> species should be forwarded to the CBRC secretary, Tom Benson, at
> <secretary...>
> Zone-tailed Hawk
> Ruff
> Pectoral Sandpiper
> Bell’s Vireo
> Northern Waterthrush
> Black-and-white Warbler
> American Redstart
> Summer Tanager
> A *TRICOLORED HERON* continued at Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in
> Huntington Beach through October 23. The bird has been moving around to
> different areas including the footbridge by the PCH lot, the channel going
> along “Rabbit Island,” and the “Pocket Pond.” *** Because Tricolored Heron
> is a CBRC Review Species, please send documentation to the CBRC Secretary
> Tom Benson at <secretary...>
> A ZONE-TAILED HAWK was found at San Joaquin Marsh in Irvine on October 19.
> It was photographed flying around with a small flock of Turkey Vultures.
> A RUFF that was found on the Santa Ana River on August 16 continued
> through October 20, just downstream of the Imperial Highway Bridge.
> A PECTORAL SANDPIPER found on October 14 continued through October 22 at
> Harriett Wieder Regional Park in Huntington Beach. The bird was in the
> ponds below the bluffs at Wieder.
> A BELL'S VIREO was reported at John Baca Park in Huntington Beach on
> October 22. This bird has been wintering at this location since 2011,
> though historically it has moved around a lot and has often been missed by
> birders.
> Two NORTHERN WATERTHRUSHES were reported from Huntington Central Park in
> Huntington Beach through October 23. One was reported from "the island" and
> the other was at the pond behind the library.
> A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER found on October 12 continued through October 22
> at Huntington Central Park in Huntington Beach. The bird was seen around
> the south end of Talbert Lake.
> An AMERICAN REDSTART was reported from Huntington Central Park in
> Huntington Beach on October 21 and continued through October 22. The bird
> was seen around the south end of Talbert Lake.
> A SUMMER TANAGER was reported from Santiago Park in Santa Ana on October
> 22.
> The Monthly bird walk at Upper Newport Bay will take place on October 29
> from 8:00am to 11:00am. Meet at the Big Canyon parking lot
> The next Upper Newport Bay pontoon boat trip will take place on November
> 15 from 8:15am to 11:00am. Email Nancy Kenyon at <nancykenyon...> to
> sign up.
> The Birds of Southern California Introductory Birding Skills Workshop
> began on October 4 and will continue through December 14. The weekly
> classes will be held at Sylvia Gallagher's home in Huntington Beach and
> will emphasize visual identification for beginning birders. Refer to the
> following link for enrollment information and contact Sylvia immediately if
> interested in signing up for the class:
> Classes/2017IntroBirdSkills.pdf.
> *********************************************************
> The Orange County RBA and events summary is produced weekly by Ryan
> Winkleman and Jeff Bray in collaboration with Doug Willick. Sightings of
> rare birds can be posted to the OrangeCountyBirding listserv, emailed
> directly to Jeff Bray (<jbray4913...>) and/or Ryan Winkleman (
> <rswinkleman...>), and/or submitted to eBird (
> Any supporting details (descriptions,
> photos, audio recordings, etc.) of rare sightings that are not already
> disclosed on the listserv or on eBird should also be emailed to Doug
> Willick at <doug.willick...>
> Those sightings that are included in this summary generally include those
> that are considered rare (regionally or seasonally) for Orange County based
> on "The Birds of Orange County: Status and Distribution" (Hamilton and
> Willick), "Birds of Southern California" (Garrett and Dunn), and/or more
> contemporary changes in local or regional status and distribution. Rarities
> that regularly or seasonally occur at a particular location, such as
> annually wintering rarities on Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge, are not
> included in this digest, but reports of these same species occurring at
> other, atypical locations throughout the county may be included. All bird
> reports are vetted to the extent possible prior to each publication, but in
> the interest of sharing information, the accuracy of any given report
> cannot always be guaranteed, nor can the presence of any given bird for
> those who choose to chase after them.
> Information on upcoming local events is taken largely from the Sea and
> Sage Audubon website ( Sea and Sage
> Audubon is based out of the Audubon House at the San Joaquin Wildlife
> Sanctuary in Irvine. They sponsor a number of public field trips, special
> birding events, conservation lectures, and social gatherings throughout the
> year. Information regarding upcoming local events should be considered
> accurate at the time of this posting. However, for the most current
> information please refer to the field trip list on the Sea and Sage Audubon
> website at
> FieldTripSchedule.html. It is also recommended that you refer to that
> website immediately prior to engaging in any field trip to confirm that
> trips are still occurring. If you know of additional upcoming events that
> are not sponsored directly by Sea and Sage Audubon, please email Ryan
> Winkleman and/or Jeff Bray for inclusion.
> Sent: 7:50am - 26 October 2017

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