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4/22/18 1:20 pm <kathy.blankenship...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Plumbeous Vireo—Additional Information
4/22/18 1:18 pm <kathy.blankenship...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Plumbeous Vireo on Putah Creek
4/22/18 11:16 am Clifford Hawley <yellowhammerCA...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Found spotting scope at Yolo Bypass
4/22/18 2:52 am <maryolo1...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] YBWA Marsh Sandpiper continues
4/22/18 12:37 am Paul Hurtado <paul.j.hurtado...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Re: RFI: Marsh Sandpiper info
4/21/18 10:23 pm Manfred Kusch <makusch...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Putah Creek spring migrants
4/21/18 7:31 pm 'T.G. Miko' <tgmiko...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Re: [CALBIRDS] Marsh Sandpiper update
4/21/18 5:57 pm John and Glennah Trochet <trochetj...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] highlights from today's Tall Forest survey
4/21/18 5:50 pm Paul Hurtado <paul.j.hurtado...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] RFI: Marsh Sandpiper info
4/21/18 4:03 pm Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area map
4/20/18 12:16 pm James Holmes <jfholmes...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Ruff Yolo bypass April 20
4/20/18 10:33 am James Holmes <jfholmes...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] marsh sandpiper April 20
4/20/18 10:20 am Gil Ewing <gewing1...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> Re: [CVBirds] Marsh Sandpiper still @ Yolo Bypass
4/20/18 9:29 am <tjludwick...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Marsh Sandpiper still @ Yolo Bypass
4/19/18 11:23 pm Robert Cross <farleycross...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> Re: [CVBirds] Suburban Bald Eagle Nest
4/19/18 8:46 pm Mark Sawyer <marksawyer3383...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Suburban Bald Eagle Nest
4/19/18 10:10 am Robert Furrow <robertfurrow...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] RFI -- suggestions for a Yolo County big day route?
4/18/18 11:08 pm My Info <joan.humphrey...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Marsh Sandpiper and Ruff continues at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area
4/18/18 5:52 pm <michaelperrone10...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Putah Creek Riparian reserve
4/18/18 1:03 pm Keith Bailey <fastrunnerboy05...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Plumbeous Vireo in Davis
4/17/18 6:28 pm Roger Adamson <radamson...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Marsh Sandpiper Yolo County
4/17/18 11:15 am Keith Bailey <fastrunnerboy05...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Yolo Calliope, Olive-sided FC, and other good birds
4/17/18 11:15 am John and Glennah Trochet <trochetj...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Tall Forest bird survey this Saturday
4/17/18 10:36 am James Holmes <jfholmes...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] marsh sandpiper April 17
4/16/18 1:24 pm <jfholmes...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Marsh Sandpiper
4/16/18 10:32 am Shannon Skalos <sskalos4...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] FOS Black-chinned Hummingbird Woodland
4/16/18 10:20 am Keith Bailey <fastrunnerboy05...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Re: Marsh Sandpiper back at Yolo Bypass
4/15/18 6:07 pm John and Glennah Trochet <trochetj...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Cosumnes birds this weekend
4/15/18 11:42 am James Holmes <jfholmes...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] marsh sandpiper Yolo bypass
4/15/18 11:16 am James Holmes <jfholmes...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] marsh sandpiper Yolo bypass
4/15/18 10:41 am Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Marsh Sandpiper directions and pics
4/15/18 10:04 am Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Marsh Sandpiper back at Yolo Bypass
4/15/18 9:55 am James Holmes <jfholmes...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] calliope hummingbird in Davis
4/14/18 11:42 pm Daniel Williams <jaegermaestro...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> Re: [CVBirds] Harris's Sparrow at Julietta Winery, Clarksburg, Yolo Co.
4/14/18 11:41 pm Daniel Williams <jaegermaestro...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Re: Harris's Sparrow at Julietta Winery, Clarksburg, Yolo Co.
4/14/18 11:25 pm <jaegermaestro...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Harris's Sparrow at Julietta Winery, Clarksburg, Yolo Co.
4/14/18 8:22 pm Mark Sawyer <marksawyer3383...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Harris Sparrow Yolo County
4/14/18 8:20 pm Mark Sawyer <marksawyer3383...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Harris Sparrow Yolo County
4/14/18 5:11 pm John Sterling <jsterling...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Madera wtp
4/13/18 10:09 am Ken <kenpoe...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Bobelaine Conditions
4/12/18 5:14 pm <maryolo1...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Yolo Bypass WA will open at sunrise, Friday April 13
4/12/18 11:03 am <slmayhew77...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Lawrence's Goldfinches-Putah Creek
4/10/18 3:51 pm <maryolo1...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Yolo Bypass WA temporarily closed due to flooding
4/10/18 10:12 am Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Yolo migrants
4/7/18 11:55 am Manfred Kusch <makusch...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Calliope Hummingbird
4/4/18 12:50 pm John Sterling <jsterling...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Fulkwerth road. Stanislaus County
4/3/18 11:18 pm <cranberryjacket...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Re: Harris's Sparrow in Putah Cr Canyon, Yolo County
4/3/18 3:22 pm John Sterling <jsterling...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Fwd: [CALBIRDS] CBRC review and request for documentation
4/3/18 10:57 am Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Harris's Sparrow in Putah Cr Canyon, Yolo County
4/1/18 4:09 pm <calidris...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Plumbeous Vireo in Sacramento continues to delight
4/1/18 12:20 pm <lopresti.eric...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Found scope at bypass
4/1/18 9:34 am Chris Conard <conardc...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Sacramento County Breeding Bird Atlas
3/31/18 3:43 pm <calidris...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Plumbeous Vireo in Sacramento
3/30/18 11:04 am <michaelperrone10...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Davis flycatchers
3/30/18 9:15 am Manfred Kusch <makusch...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Hood3ed Orioles
3/29/18 12:55 pm <kathy.blankenship...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Lawrence’s Goldfinch near Putah Creek Riparian Reserve
3/28/18 9:46 pm <michaelperrone10...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] a few Davis birds
3/28/18 7:02 pm <sami182...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] FOS Western Kingbird in Yolo County
3/28/18 9:04 am <cindyv1111...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Help identify a small brown bird that holds tail up. ... Wren?
3/28/18 8:21 am <sami182...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] White-throated Swifts in Woodland
3/26/18 9:06 pm Manfred Kusch <makusch...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Putah Creek Birds
3/23/18 12:58 am Kirk Swenson <khswenson...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Baird's Sandpiper at Woodland WTP
 
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Date: 4/22/18 1:20 pm
From: <kathy.blankenship...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Plumbeous Vireo—Additional Information
Hi,


When writing my message about the Vireo, I forgot to say that I saw the bird on Putah Creek east of the Pedrick Rd. Parking area.


Kathy Blankenship
Davis, CA
 

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Date: 4/22/18 1:18 pm
From: <kathy.blankenship...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Plumbeous Vireo on Putah Creek
Hi,


While birding just east of the birdbath at 11:00 AM I found a Plumbeous Vireo flying around the willows. I saw it in bright light and the head and back were uniform gray. I did see a small patch of dull green on the rump. When it flew there was no yellowish wash on the sides.


Good Birding,
Kathy Blankenship
Davis,CA
 

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Date: 4/22/18 11:16 am
From: Clifford Hawley <yellowhammerCA...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Found spotting scope at Yolo Bypass
Hi birders,

Daryl Coldren and I just found a spotting scope left set up along the auto
tour loop at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area. If you are missing your scope
send me a message with a description. In actual bird news there have been
no sightings of the Marsh Sandpiper this morning. The Reeve was seen at a
couple different places along the auto tour loop. Good birding.

Cliff Hawley
Sacramento, CA

 

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Date: 4/22/18 2:52 am
From: <maryolo1...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] YBWA Marsh Sandpiper continues
This morning after opening the area gate I drove the Main Auto Loop. The Marsh Sandpiper was feeding in the open alone on the west side of the northbound one-way portion of the loop a little over half way up, so it moves around quite a bit. I also saw Whimbrels and Long-billed Curlews, which don't overlap time-wise very long, and small gatherings of Yellow-headed Blackbirds.

Please be aware that the area is only open from official sunrise to official sunset. As the days lengthen the sunset and sunrise times are changing about a minute a day, and it takes time to drive back to the gate on gravel roads. The gate is locked at sunset. Although a staff member drives to all the parking lots, if you slip in after the road or parking lot has been checked you could be missed...watch the progress of the setting sun and the sunset time for the entrance location to be safe.

Mary Schiedt
Davis

 

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Date: 4/22/18 12:37 am
From: Paul Hurtado <paul.j.hurtado...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Re: RFI: Marsh Sandpiper info
Thank you to all of you who provided details. I was able to get some nice
looks at the bird earlier this morning!

I was unable to find the Ruff, but did find a STILT SANDPIPER
at 38.5396852, -121.6252824.

Good birding,
Paul Hurtado,
Reno

On Fri, Apr 20, 2018, 10:01 PM Paul Hurtado <paul.j.hurtado...>
wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> I'll be driving over from Reno tomorrow (Saturday) morning to look for the
> Marsh Sandpiper and Ruff.
>
> What time do the gates open?
>
> Where exactly have these birds been hanging out? Last time I chased a
> possible lifer in Yolo, I drove right past the recent Pacific Golden Plover
> due to my lack of familiarity with the area. I'll have a smart phone with
> me (and twin 2 year olds...) so exact coordinates I can pull up on Google
> maps would be greatly appreciated!
>
> Thanks!
> Paul Hurtado
>

 

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Date: 4/21/18 10:23 pm
From: Manfred Kusch <makusch...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Putah Creek spring migrants
Until today, April 21, bird life along the creek near my house, half a mile downstream from Stevenson Bridge, had been fairly disappointing especially since people had been reporting good warbler numbers and other spring migrants from below the Pedrick Road Bridge which is less than 3 miles downstream from my place. I found three more Anna’s Hummingbird nests along my trail, one still under construction, a Black Phoebe nest neatly tucked into the scar of a eucalyptus tree overhanging the creek, several Bushtit nests, Downy and Nuttall’s woodpeckers working on their nesting cavities, as well as two pairs of Northern Flickers also engaged in carpentry work. A pair of Swainson’s Hawks could be seen mating repeatedly but their nest must be once again on the Yolo side of the creek invisible from my trail. The pair of Red-shouldered Hawks that re-occupied the nest they built and bred in last year behind my house still seem to be incubating, the male bringing food to the female (I suppose) who briefly leaves the nest to receive it before returning to it. My nest boxes are mostly occupied by now by Western Bluebirds, Tree Swallows, and House Wrens. No Ash-throated Flycatchers yet who usually claim one or two of the remaining boxes. A pair of Killdeer is nesting once again in the exact same spot in a patch of gravel next to an agricultural pump where they had their scrape last year. And in my garden, Hooded and Bullock’s orioles are ever-present, the Hooded Orioles having completed at least one nest by now. And hummingbird activity is increasing almost daily with an usually high number of Rufous hummers, now mostly females but still at least 3 or 4 males . The wave of Rufous hummers moving through has been unusually strong for several weeks now. Black-chinned numbers are increasing more slowly than in the past. I have still only confirmed one female so far but perhaps 10 males. While all this is proceeding more or less according the patterns of the past, the delayed arrival of most migrating warblers and also of Black-headed Grosbeaks and flycatchers had me wondering what might be going on. That is, until today. I had set up my photo blind again on the gravel bar in Putah Creek where I have in the past photographed fall migrants who favor that spot to drink and bathe.I set up the blind primarily in the hope of perhaps being able to photograph male Yellow-rumped Warblers that by now are sporting their bright breeding plumage. And in the past few days I was fairly successful in capturing a few of them as they descended from their foraging in the tops of valley oaks down to the water. But things had been rather slow, so that I was unprepared for the arrival today, between 9:30 and 10:30, of an amazing variety of birds. Some of them were merely foraging in the California Roses above the bathing spot or nearby, others came to drink and bathe, followed by extensive preening sessions. Here are in random order the species I observed and, in some cases photographed, in that one hour: White-crowned and Golden-Crowned sparrows, a Lincoln’s Sparrow, a House Wren, a BROWN CREEPER, a Hermit Thrush, 2 Spotted Towhees, an American Goldfinch, a Bushtit, a Northern Flicker, a Belted Kingfisher, a pair of Wood Ducks that approached, warily, to within 15 feet of my blind allowing for nice portraits, a Mallard Drake, several Orange-crowned Warblers, more than 15 Yellow-rumped Warblers, 3 Black-throated Gray Warblers, a Wilson’s Warbler, a Nashville Warbler, a very bright male HERMIT WARBLER, its face and crown certainly among the brightest yellows in the bird world, a Brown-headed Cowbird, a Mourning Dove, a Black Phoebe. In previous days I had observed one Warbling Vireo, a couple of Pac. Slope Flycatchers, and a female Purple Finch. But still no Black-headed Grosbeak, neither heard nor seen, in my garden or along the creek.

Manfred Kusch
South bank of Putah Creek
3 miles W of Davis




 

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Date: 4/21/18 7:31 pm
From: 'T.G. Miko' <tgmiko...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Re: [CALBIRDS] Marsh Sandpiper update
OMG, you are making me really nervous! I am somewhere between Stockton and
Sacramento on the 5. I left La at 6 this morning. I can't believe how many
Swainson's Hawks I have seen along the 5 freeway today, along with an adult
bald eagle in Stanislaus County.

On Sat, Apr 21, 2018, 11:04 AM Steve Hampton <stevechampton...>
[CALBIRDS] <CALBIRDS-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Some people are reporting that the Marsh Sandpiper flew off to the east
> and went down somewhere north parking lot H
>
> It does not seem to be along the return route of the tour loop at the
> moment
>
>
> --
> Steve Hampton
> Davis, CA
>
>

 

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Date: 4/21/18 5:57 pm
From: John and Glennah Trochet <trochetj...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] highlights from today's Tall Forest survey
Dear Birders,

This morning I started behind the Farm Center gate at 5:00 a.m., initially
in hopes of seeing some shooting stars of the Lyrid meteor shower. I saw
exactly one. But even at that early hour there was plenty of bird song,
mostly tree swallows but shortly joined by western kingbirds, western
bluebirds and American robins. I met the folks who arrived on time at 6:00
and we began our survey in earnest. I had the great assistance of Chris
Conard and Kevin Thomas around the woods. Three others who arrived late
eventually caught us. After touring the trees we checked the flooded
fields to the north for water birds.

Highlights included 15 species of shorebirds including a solitary sandpiper
that Chris found, a *Selasphorus* hummingbird female found by Kevin, a
merlin, a peregrine falcon, a Hammond's flycatcher, a plumbeous vireo,
another vireo in the former solitary vireo complex not further identified,
a handful of Nashville warblers, a yellow warbler, a few western tanagers,
several black-headed grosbeaks, and a lazuli bunting. If I've counted
correctly, we turned up 107 species.

The next few days promise good shorebirding. But it won't last long, as
water is being drained as fast as possible so that the farmers can prepare
their fields. Last year the water was on those fields so long that when
the fields finally dried it was too late to plant. They are keen that this
doesn't happen again this year.

A western tanager is singing in my Sacramento yard right now. Spring is
great! Enjoy the birds!

Best,
John Trochet
Sacramento

 

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Date: 4/21/18 5:50 pm
From: Paul Hurtado <paul.j.hurtado...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] RFI: Marsh Sandpiper info
Hi everyone,

I'll be driving over from Reno tomorrow (Saturday) morning to look for the
Marsh Sandpiper and Ruff.

What time do the gates open?

Where exactly have these birds been hanging out? Last time I chased a
possible lifer in Yolo, I drove right past the recent Pacific Golden Plover
due to my lack of familiarity with the area. I'll have a smart phone with
me (and twin 2 year olds...) so exact coordinates I can pull up on Google
maps would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
Paul Hurtado

 

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Date: 4/21/18 4:03 pm
From: Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area map
All,

I've created and posted a map at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44598880

For the Marsh Sand, go south from Lot A, left at the Y, past Lot C, and get
on return loop (northbound).

The Ruff is on the return leg further north, roughly opposite Lot C or
further north.



--
Steve Hampton
Davis, CA

 

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Date: 4/20/18 12:16 pm
From: James Holmes <jfholmes...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Ruff Yolo bypass April 20
The Ruff is also present. east side of the auto tour loop about half way along.

Thanks

Jim Holmes
Sacramento

 

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Date: 4/20/18 10:33 am
From: James Holmes <jfholmes...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] marsh sandpiper April 20
It is still present as of 10am at the YOLO bypass. It continues at the beginning of the Northbound One Way Auto Loop.

Thanks

Jim Holmes
Sacramento

 

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Date: 4/20/18 10:20 am
From: Gil Ewing <gewing1...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [CVBirds] Marsh Sandpiper still @ Yolo Bypass
The Reece is also continuing here at YBWA today. Being seen farther north on the return loop. marsh Sandpiper just gave everyone awesome views.

Gil Ewing
Fair Oaks CA

Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 20, 2018, at 8:48 AM, <tjludwick...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> The marsh sandpiper continues at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area. At 8:45 it was on the south end of the north bound one-way port up on of the auto tour. Left hand side of the road. Foraging in and out of the rushes.
>
> Tim Ludwick
> Sacramento
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Date: 4/20/18 9:29 am
From: <tjludwick...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Marsh Sandpiper still @ Yolo Bypass
The marsh sandpiper continues at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area. At 8:45 it was on the south end of the north bound one-way port up on of the auto tour. Left hand side of the road. Foraging in and out of the rushes.

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Sacramento

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Date: 4/19/18 11:23 pm
From: Robert Cross <farleycross...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [CVBirds] Suburban Bald Eagle Nest
Mark this is so funny. I’ve been by that nest multiple times and have yet to see one. Last December there was an online “warning” about it on Pocket Nextdoor suggesting small pets were in danger. There was quite the nervous brouhaha over it.

Guess I better give it another look.

Thanks,
Farley Cross
The Pocket

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> On Apr 19, 2018, at 8:46 PM, Mark Sawyer <marksawyer3383...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Today at the PD an officer from my neighborhood came up to me and said "dude there's an eagle nest in my backyard". We live a quarter mile from each other so I was intrigued. After work I drove by the place and sure enough I noticed a huge nest in a dead tree. I got out and looked around and a neighbor walked by and we engaged in some small talk. I finally said I think that might be an eagle nest to which he replied, "I know its an Eagle nest, theyve been here since October". At that moment a 3rd year Bald Eagle flew over my head and circles around before landing in a nearby redwood tree!!! I got pics. There is reportedly 3 fledglings but have not confirmed this as I saw none on the nest. Either way there is definitely a Bald Eagle nest in the middle of the pocket neighborhood in the city of Sacramento! If anyone is interested in seeing the nest please email me directly as the neighbors asked for my discretion. It is located in the greenhaven neighborhood.
>
>
> Mark Sawyer
> Sacramento CA
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
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Date: 4/19/18 8:46 pm
From: Mark Sawyer <marksawyer3383...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Suburban Bald Eagle Nest
Today at the PD an officer from my neighborhood came up to me and said "dude there's an eagle nest in my backyard". We live a quarter mile from each other so I was intrigued. After work I drove by the place and sure enough I noticed a huge nest in a dead tree. I got out and looked around and a neighbor walked by and we engaged in some small talk. I finally said I think that might be an eagle nest to which he replied, "I know its an Eagle nest, theyve been here since October". At that moment a 3rd year Bald Eagle flew over my head and circles around before landing in a nearby redwood tree!!! I got pics. There is reportedly 3 fledglings but have not confirmed this as I saw none on the nest. Either way there is definitely a Bald Eagle nest in the middle of the pocket neighborhood in the city of Sacramento! If anyone is interested in seeing the nest please email me directly as the neighbors asked for my discretion. It is located in the greenhaven neighborhood.
Mark Sawyer Sacramento CA

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Date: 4/19/18 10:10 am
From: Robert Furrow <robertfurrow...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] RFI -- suggestions for a Yolo County big day route?
Hi,
I'm a San Mateo county birder who's moving up to Davis this summer. In the
meantime, a few friends and I are planning a late April big day in Yolo
county, as a fun introduction to birding the county. Does anyone have
experience with this, and have suggestions for a good route? I'm guessing
we start in the NW corner for mountain birds, get into some lowland
riparian, agricultural areas, and then focus on the big wetlands. But I
don't really know the details.

Thanks for any advice!
-Rob Furrow

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Date: 4/18/18 11:08 pm
From: My Info <joan.humphrey...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Marsh Sandpiper and Ruff continues at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area
The Marsh Sandpiper and Ruff continued at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife
Area today but the sandpiper moves around. Laura Davis and I observed
the Marsh Sandpiper from 6:30 to 6:45 p.m. at the South End of the
auto tour loop (just as it returns North and one way). There it was
seen on either side of the road with mixed Shorebirds and by itself.
Kevin Guse and group viewed the Marsh Sandpiper from approximately
6:50 to 6:55 p.m. with mixed Shorebirds almost west of lot C. The Ruff
was also at this location.
Good birding,Joan HumphreyDavis, California

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Date: 4/18/18 5:52 pm
From: <michaelperrone10...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Putah Creek Riparian reserve
Today at the Putah Creek Riparian Reserve, I birded with John Hansen, Sonjia Shelly, and Roger Adamson. Notable birds were three female common mergansers, a peregrine falcon soaring overhead at noon, two acorn woodpeckers, two Hammond's flycatchers at close range, a warbling vireo warbling, a possible Swainson's thrush, four male black-throated gray warblers, four singing Wilson's warblers, a female yellow-rumped warbler with the head pattern of a myrtle and the call of an Audubon's, a singing black-headed grosbeak, and a veritable Fort Knox of goldfinches in and near the fiddleneck fields alongside the vineyards, including at least 250 Americans, a male and female Lawrence's, and a few lessers.


Michael Perrone


Davis
 

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Date: 4/18/18 1:03 pm
From: Keith Bailey <fastrunnerboy05...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Plumbeous Vireo in Davis
Hi All,On my bike ride to campus today I had a PLUMBEOUS VIREO singing loudly along the west side of College Park Circle this morning at 11 am. Its call was blurrier than that of Cassin's Vireo and the bird lacked any yellow/green tones to the flanks, undertail, or face. Fortunately I just live a few blocks away so I retrieved my camera just in time to capture a few photographs high in the oak tree on the south side of house 58 before the bird either disappeared or went silent. Holly Coats arrived just in time for a brief, but satisfying view (a lifer for her). I posted photos in my ebird list: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44698688

Great bird, I hope it sticks around for a little while!
Cheers,Keith BaileyDavis, Ca
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Date: 4/17/18 6:28 pm
From: Roger Adamson <radamson...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Marsh Sandpiper Yolo County
April 17, 2018
Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area
Seen about a quarter to a half mile north of the south end of the auto tour loop, on the west side of the road in company with Greater Yellowlegs (5:00-5:30 pm).
Roger Adamson
Fort Bragg


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Date: 4/17/18 11:15 am
From: Keith Bailey <fastrunnerboy05...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Yolo Calliope, Olive-sided FC, and other good birds
Howdy birders,
Jason Riggio and I had a nice, albeit cold and foggy, morning walking Putah Creek at Pedrick Rd. We turned up a male CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD, which was surprisingly a new bird for that often-visited ebird hotspot. It was calling and flying about in a leafy shrub just west of the warbler bathing location offering nice looks at its streaky gorget, short bill, and diminutive size. This seems to be a good year for the species in Yolo, as there are also a few being reported at the UCD arboretum. Once at the warbler bathing clearing we had an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER perched high on a snag north of the stream. It hung out for 5 minutes and we got to see the complete vest (not the buttoned vest of the wood pewee), dark blocky head that contrasted with a light throat, and no eye-ring. Just to the east of this clearing a HAMMOND'S FLYCATCHER was flycatching. List at: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44660650
Yesterday I was able to get out and find some great continuing Yolo birds in MARSH SANDPIPER (!!), GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, HARRIS'S SPARROW. 
Migration is ramping up!
Over and out,Keith BaileyDavis, Ca

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Date: 4/17/18 11:15 am
From: John and Glennah Trochet <trochetj...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Tall Forest bird survey this Saturday
Dear Birders,

On Saturday the 21st this month's Tall Forest bird survey will take place
at the Cosumnes River Preserve in southern Sacramento County. We will go
through the Farm Center gate, corner of Bruceville and Desmond Roads,
promptly at 6:00 a.m. Preserve staff now require that participants
register on the preserve website, www.cosumnes.org. Scroll down the list
of upcoming events to the Tall Forest survey, click there and at the bottom
of the tour description is an orange registration button.

Yesterday's rains bumped up the flows in the river enough that it is
unlikely that we'll cover anything like the complete survey route. I'll be
in rubber knee boots and cover what that footwear allows. Be advised that
on Sunday the mosquitoes were horrible just off the pad along Wood Duck
Slough, less so elsewhere. You'll want repellent at hand. We'll check the
fields nearby for waterfowl and shorebirds, too. The weather forecast for
Saturday is for a lovely spring day.

Best,
John Trochet
Sacramento

 

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Date: 4/17/18 10:36 am
From: James Holmes <jfholmes...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] marsh sandpiper April 17
still present at Yolo bypass

currently on east side of the auto tour road as it goes north. with dowitchers.

Thanks

Jim Holmes
Sacramento

 

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Date: 4/16/18 1:24 pm
From: <jfholmes...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Marsh Sandpiper
My wife, father and I saw the continuing Marsh Sandpiper at Yolo bypass at noon today.


The bird was at google map coordinates: 38.5483668,-121.6266346 which is as the one- way auto tour loop goes north from parking lot D. It was on the west side of the road feeding at the edge of a reedbed.


eBird list: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44638348 https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44638348


Good luck,


Jim Holmes
Sacramento, CA


 

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Date: 4/16/18 10:32 am
From: Shannon Skalos <sskalos4...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] FOS Black-chinned Hummingbird Woodland
Finally, the first Black-chinned Hummingbird has arrived at my feeder in Woodland, CA. I’ve been anxiously awaiting their return each day, especially after reading Manfred’s report a couple weeks ago of the few that had showed up in his yard.

Shannon
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Date: 4/16/18 10:20 am
From: Keith Bailey <fastrunnerboy05...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Re: Marsh Sandpiper back at Yolo Bypass
The Marsh Sandpiper continues at the bypass today 4/16. Seen with many other shorebirds a little south of where Steve reported it at 10 am. About 100 m north of the split we are standing looking SW at the bird. 
Good birding,Keith Bailey Davis, Ca

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Date: 4/15/18 6:07 pm
From: John and Glennah Trochet <trochetj...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Cosumnes birds this weekend
Dear Birders,

Yesterday I helped Jim Rowoth on his River Walk bird survey at the Cosumnes
River Preserve in southern Sacramento County. I started at the TNC Barn
ponds and caught up with the others near the north crossing of Franklin
Blvd. The ponds had a nice mix of water-associated birds, including 16
species of waterfowl and 13 species of shorebirds, American bittern, and
Forster's tern (unaccountably infrequently detected in recent years at the
preserve). Better ducks for the date included a female canvasback and a
female common goldeneye. Among the less reliably found shorebirds were 2
black-bellied plovers, 64 semipalmated plovers, 2 lesser yellowlegs and 2
whimbrels. On the trail itself, we found some 18 blue-winged teal (not
Bridgeway Island pond numbers, but very good for us), common gallinule
(another species formerly easier to come by at Cosumnes), a Hammond's
flycatcher, a Pacific-slope flycatcher, several western kingbirds, six
species of wood warblers including Nashville and black-throated gray, and a
few Bullock's orioles.

This morning I joined the rest of the team monitoring the heronry at
Valensin Ranch on the Cosumnes River Preserve. With the season's first
cattle egret nest, we now seem to have all six of the heronry's constituent
species in place. From there I went over to the Tall Forest. Water
continues to run through the forest at the south end. There's too much
water on the floodplain to the east to walk (and stay dry in rubber knee
boots) to the Accidental Forest, and the berm at the pump station is also
under water. Today's terrestrial bird list largely overlap's Jim's from
yesterday, with the additions of blue-gray gnatcatcher and white-throated
sparrow and the subtractions of Hammond's flycatcher, Nashville warbler and
black-throated gray warbler. The shorebird fields thereabouts remain too
flooded for their use. But a check of the ponds along Desmond Road
revealed a snowy plover at the east end of the first pond north of Desmond
and east of the railroad tracks. It was the only shorebird there in
mid-afternoon.

Best,
John Trochet

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Date: 4/15/18 11:42 am
From: James Holmes <jfholmes...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] marsh sandpiper Yolo bypass
Still present. It is currently shortly after you start heading north on the auto tour loop from parking lot D as Steve described. west side. It is right on the edge of and sometimes iwithin a reed bed. It is currently by itself and not with any yellow legs

Thanks
Jim Holmes
Sacramento

 

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Date: 4/15/18 11:16 am
From: James Holmes <jfholmes...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] marsh sandpiper Yolo bypass
Still present. It is currently shortly after you start heading north on the auto tour loop from parking lot D as Steve described. west side. It is right on the edge of and sometimes iwithin a reed bed. It is currently by itself and not with any yellow legs

Thanks
Jim Holmes
Sacramento

 

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Date: 4/15/18 10:41 am
From: Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Marsh Sandpiper directions and pics
The bird was along the return leg of the auto tour loop about 100-300 yards
north of the south end of the loop; roughly between Lots C and D as the
crow flies. Loosely associating with Greater Yellowlegs. Sorry for any
confusion.

Pics at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44598880


good birding!

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Steve Hampton
Davis, CA

 

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Date: 4/15/18 10:04 am
From: Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Marsh Sandpiper back at Yolo Bypass
Marsh Sandpiper is back! Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area. Return leg of auto
tour loop, west side of road with Greater Yellowlegs about 300 yards south
of where return leg starts. Really windy!

Pics to come.


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Steve Hampton
Davis, CA

 

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Date: 4/15/18 9:55 am
From: James Holmes <jfholmes...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] calliope hummingbird in Davis
The male and at least one female are currently present this morning. The male was feeding on the north side of the canal.

Thanks
Jim Holmes
Sacramento

 

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Date: 4/14/18 11:42 pm
From: Daniel Williams <jaegermaestro...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [CVBirds] Harris's Sparrow at Julietta Winery, Clarksburg, Yolo Co.
Pics of the Harris's Sparrow:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44584878

Dan WilliamsCarmichael
On Saturday, April 14, 2018, 11:26:21 PM PDT, <jaegermaestro...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> wrote:

 


This evening at about 7:15 pm, while toasting to my buddy's 40th birthday, I noticed an adult HARRIS'S SPARROW on the lawn in front of the tasting room at Julietta Winery in Clarksburg.




It was feeding out in the open with a bunch of Golden-crowned and a few White-crowned Sparrows. There is some feed out for the chickens at this place which is probably why the sparrows are so accomodating.




Julietta Winery is at 51015 Clarksburg Road just west of the town of Clarksburg. The tasting room opens at 11am on Sunday, but the sparrow flock is probably visible from Clarksburg Road most of the time on the lawn in front of the tasting room.




Of course, if you go for this bird please be courteous, and if you're so inclined please give the winery some business. I showed them pics of the bird this evening and told them some of us bird nerds might be showing up tomorrow, and they were very kind about it. 




Dan Williams

Carmichael




 

 

 

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Date: 4/14/18 11:41 pm
From: Daniel Williams <jaegermaestro...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Re: Harris's Sparrow at Julietta Winery, Clarksburg, Yolo Co.
Pics of the Harris's Sparrow:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44584878

Dan WilliamsCarmichael

 

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Date: 4/14/18 11:25 pm
From: <jaegermaestro...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Harris's Sparrow at Julietta Winery, Clarksburg, Yolo Co.
This evening at about 7:15 pm, while toasting to my buddy's 40th birthday, I noticed an adult HARRIS'S SPARROW on the lawn in front of the tasting room at Julietta Winery in Clarksburg.


It was feeding out in the open with a bunch of Golden-crowned and a few White-crowned Sparrows. There is some feed out for the chickens at this place which is probably why the sparrows are so accomodating.


Julietta Winery is at 51015 Clarksburg Road just west of the town of Clarksburg. The tasting room opens at 11am on Sunday, but the sparrow flock is probably visible from Clarksburg Road most of the time on the lawn in front of the tasting room.


Of course, if you go for this bird please be courteous, and if you're so inclined please give the winery some business. I showed them pics of the bird this evening and told them some of us bird nerds might be showing up tomorrow, and they were very kind about it.


Dan Williams
Carmichael




 

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Date: 4/14/18 8:22 pm
From: Mark Sawyer <marksawyer3383...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Harris Sparrow Yolo County
Just the messenger for Dan Williams.He also sent me photos and a video.ID confirmed


Adult Harris's Sparrow at Julietta Winery in Clarksburg. 
Sending again because don't want to get an email from Bruce saying I have to put my name and location. I forgot Bruce! Sorry bud
Mark Sawyer Sacramento Ca

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Date: 4/14/18 8:20 pm
From: Mark Sawyer <marksawyer3383...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Harris Sparrow Yolo County
Just the messenger for Dan Williams.He also sent me photos and a video.ID confirmed


Adult Harris's Sparrow at Julietta Winery in Clarksburg. 

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Date: 4/14/18 5:11 pm
From: John Sterling <jsterling...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Madera wtp
Pacific golden plover reported yesterday is still here.

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530 908-3836
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Woodland, CA 95695


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Date: 4/13/18 10:09 am
From: Ken <kenpoe...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Bobelaine Conditions
Many large pools of water blocking trails or at least making it sloppy.  Grass to wet to mow.   Ken Poerner,  Steward.

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Date: 4/12/18 5:14 pm
From: <maryolo1...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Yolo Bypass WA will open at sunrise, Friday April 13
Hi all,

We are opening up in the morning! Hooray! Sunrise is 6:34 am.

Mary Schiedt
Davis

 

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Date: 4/12/18 11:03 am
From: <slmayhew77...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Lawrence's Goldfinches-Putah Creek
I was walking at Putah Creek Riparian Reserve yesterday when I heard a chorus of birds singing that I wasn't familiar with. When I looked up in the trees they were full of Lawrence's Goldfinches. I was so surprised to see so many of them. When they all took off at once I would guess there were around 65 of them! Later when some flew back around and landed I saw a few American Goldfinches mixed in with the flock. But, I think the majority were Lawrence's as that is what I was hearing. I've usually only seen a very small flock of them and never at Putah Creek. They were about 1/2 way between Pedrick Rd. and Hopkins Rd. up on the Levee path.


Sarah Mayhew
Davis
 

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Date: 4/10/18 3:51 pm
From: <maryolo1...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Yolo Bypass WA temporarily closed due to flooding
Hello all,
The YBWA is temporarily closed. There is a lot of water coming down the Sacramento River from tributaries on both sides of the valley. In addition, we are near the New Moon, which gives us extra high tides. The portable toilets in Lots F and H were moved yesterday and Lot F was nearly flooding by 4 PM.

The entrance road between the levee and Lot A can go under if west side tributaries bring down too much water. There is no entry allowed on foot or by vehicle until further notice...(hope it's soon!)

Mary Schiedt
Davis

 

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Date: 4/10/18 10:12 am
From: Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Yolo migrants
Last night I heard quite a few GREATER WHITE-FR GEESE going over.

This morning in north Davis was a virtual fallout, with lots of FOS (first
of season) migrants in north Davis (for me), including several vociferously
singing WILSON'S WARBLERS, a big push of ORANGE-CR WARBLERS and BULLOCK'S
ORIOLES, and my first HAMMOND'S and PAC-SLOPE FLYCATCHERS and CHIPPING
SPARROWS (though I suspect I heard the latter several times in the past
week). There seemed to be an increase in PINE SISKINS, but Purple Finch
was absent. The HOODED ORIOLES are scoping the neighborhood for a nest
site.

Full list (48 species not bad for a neighborhood walk) at
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44431775

On Saturday I had a continuing WHITE-THROATED SPARROW in north Davis, the
SWAMP SPARROW at YBWA (pic at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44332887)
and a male PURPLE MARTIN at Davis WTP (my first ever at that location).

good birding,

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Steve Hampton
Davis, CA

 

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Date: 4/7/18 11:55 am
From: Manfred Kusch <makusch...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Calliope Hummingbird
A very early male Calliope Hummingbird showed up this morning at one of my feeders and later feeding on flowering salvias in the garden. Numerous Rufous, the usual Anna’s, now augmented by hatch-year juveniles, and at least a couple Black-chinned continue.


Manfred Kusch
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Date: 4/4/18 12:50 pm
From: John Sterling <jsterling...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Fulkwerth road. Stanislaus County
American and least bitterns still calling at 12:30. No yellow headed blackbirds though.

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Date: 4/3/18 11:18 pm
From: <cranberryjacket...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Re: Harris's Sparrow in Putah Cr Canyon, Yolo County
Update: after failing to relocate the Harris's Sparrow between 9:30 and 12:30 this morning, I returned for a second attempt at 17:30. The bird briefly showed up on the Solano County side at 17:50, and then again at 18:30--at which point it stayed in view long enough to get a few photos. I waited until 19:30 and did not detect the bird again, though I suspect it was on the ground below where I last saw it perched. Details on exact location and photos on my ebird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44235138.

(Apologies if I mess up this post somehow--I've yet to post here, but figure I should learn how...)


Holly Coates
Davis, CA
 

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Date: 4/3/18 3:22 pm
From: John Sterling <jsterling...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Fwd: [CALBIRDS] CBRC review and request for documentation

> Begin forwarded message:
>
> From: "Thomas Benson <tbenson...> [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply...>
> Subject: [CALBIRDS] CBRC review and request for documentation
> Date: April 3, 2018 at 1:57:19 PM PDT
> To: "'<calbirds...>'" <calbirds...>
> Reply-To: Thomas Benson <tbenson...>
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> California birders,
>
>
>
> The California Bird Records Committee (CBRC) will begin reviewing the following records in early May. If you have any documentation to submit for these records, please do so as soon as possible. Feel free to forward this request to local listservs as appropriate. Thank you.
>
>
>
> Tom
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>
>
> Thomas A. Benson
>
> Secretary, California Bird Records Committee
>
>
>
>
>
> 2017-139 Garganey 25 Nov 2017-11 Mar 2018 Waller Park SBA (documentation from 5 observers – additional documentation requested)
>
> 2017-142 Black-headed Gull 27 Nov 2017 Pt. Pinos MTY (documentation complete)
>
> 2017-143 Black-headed Gull 5-9 Dec 2017 North Shore RIV (eBird reports – no documentation received)
>
> 2017-154 Black-headed Gull 9 Dec 2017 Modesto WTP STA (eBird report – no documentation received)
>
> 2018-022 Black-tailed Gull 11 Feb-11 Mar 2018 Crescent City DN (documentation from 5 observers – additional documentation requested)
>
> 2017-175 Arctic Loon 16 Dec 2017 Pt. Pinos MTY (documentation complete)
>
> 2018-015 Arctic Loon 26 Jan-18 Feb 2018 Abbotts Lagoon MRN (documentation from 3 observers – additional documentation requested)
>
> 2018-021 Arctic Loon 2 Feb 2018 Steamer Lane SCZ (documentation complete)
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> 2017-155 Nazca Booby (4) 11 Dec 2017-present San Diego Bay SD (documentation from 15 observers – additional documentation requested)
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> 2017-094 Tricolored Heron (2) 25 Sep 2017-present Bolsa Chica ORA (documentation from 7 observers – additional documentation requested)
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> 2017-096 Tricolored Heron 25-26 Sep 2017 Santa Ana R. ORA (documentation from 2 observers – additional documentation requested)
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> 2017-113 Black Vulture 14-22 Oct 2017 Pt. Reyes MRN (eBird reports – no documentation received)
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> 2018-011 Winter Wren 2 Jan-20 Feb 2018 Pt. San Pablo CC (documentation from 1 observer – additional documentation requested)
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> 2018-014 Winter Wren 28 Jan 2018 Orr Ranch SAC (eBird report – no documentation received)
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> 2018-009 Curve-billed Thrasher 6 Jan-18 Feb 2018 Woodland YOL (documentation from 9 observers – additional documentation requested)
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> 2018-013 Field Sparrow 26 Jan 2018 Half Moon Bay SM (eBird report – no documentation received)
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> 2017-168 Louisiana Waterthrush 23 Dec 2017-14 Jan 2018 Big Sur R. MTY (documentation from 2 observers – additional documentation requested)
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Date: 4/3/18 10:57 am
From: Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Harris's Sparrow in Putah Cr Canyon, Yolo County
I'm passing on news that Emmett Iverson has found a Harris's Sparrow at
Fishing Access #3 this morning. He's working on relocating it and has
limited connectivity.



--
Steve Hampton
Davis, CA

 

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Date: 4/1/18 4:09 pm
From: <calidris...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Plumbeous Vireo in Sacramento continues to delight
The Plumbeous Vireo I came across yesterday at American River College continued today. I was joined by Michele Swartout and Mark Martucci late this morning. After some fruitless searching, the vireo started to sing again and we relocated it in the same vicinity as described in yesterday's posting. Interesting that the bird started to sing at the same time as yesterday: about 12:30 and continued to do so for the next 15 minutes as we tried to obtain photos while the bird foraged high overhead in a dense Live Oak.


The bird is on the far eastern side of the campus. One can pay the $2 parking fee for the stadium parking lot and walk east on the perimeter service road to the location of the vireo. Want to save money? Park on Cameron Ranch Drive near Garfield Ave. Then walk 200 feet north on Garfield, turn left before the bridge, and hike down the Jo Smith Trail. Carefully cross the pipe walkway over the creek, go up the slope, and go left down the perimeter service road. The bird seems to like the upper story of the dense Live Oaks so hearing it first makes the search MUCH easier.


Good luck,


Ed Harper
Carmichael
 

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Date: 4/1/18 12:20 pm
From: <lopresti.eric...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Found scope at bypass
We found a scope (but few interesting birds) at the bypass today - dirty and looks like it may have been there for some time. If it is yours, let me know.


Eric LoPresti
Davis, CA
 

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Date: 4/1/18 9:34 am
From: Chris Conard <conardc...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Sacramento County Breeding Bird Atlas
Hi folks,

This is a reminder that you can contribute to the eBird-based update of the
Sacramento County Breeding Bird Atlas (BBA). For many of our resident
species and early arriving migrants, breeding activity is well underway.

For background on the BBA and a map to sites that could use extra coverage,
please see
http://www.cvbirds.org/birding-resources/sacramento-county-breeding-bird-atlas/

Please continue to add BBA codes for confirming breeding behaviors to your
eBird lists even if you have already confirmed a species in a block (see
maps at link above). We are hoping that, when we compare data between the
new and old BBAs, it will allow us to see if breeding timing has changed
since the late 80s and early 90s.

Many well-birded blocks are already well-covered, so we encourage you to
check areas that don't typically get much coverage. Please look over the
excellent maps Lily Douglas has made (*https://tinyurl.com/ya3fot5y
<https://tinyurl.com/ya3fot5y>*) and look for 'orphan' blocks that really
need some data. When you bird those blocks, be sure to use the codes for
any breeding behaviors you observe.

Since we have a couple of commonly-birded areas that are split between
blocks, please use the extra eBird Hotspots (see key examples below)
- Meiss Rd: we now have hotspots for the eastern and western sections of
this road so please use them, The eastern section goes from the
intersection with Ione Rd, west to just past the patch of cottonwoods
amidst the tailing ponds. The western hotspot covers the rest of Meiss.
- If you bird Michigan Bar Rd and Deer Creek Hills, please us the southern
hotspot on Michigan Bar (from Jackson Hwy north until the oak savanna ends
and pure grassland begins), then the 'grassland' portion, Use the Deer
Creek Hills hotspot for all of Latrobe Rd as it passes through Deer Creek
Hills preserve. Using three hotspots if you cover the whole area. We know
it is extra effort, but it allows us to put observations into the proper
blocks. For an overview of the whole process, please see the link above.

Thank you,

Ed Pandolfino and Chris Conard
Sacramento

 

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Date: 3/31/18 3:43 pm
From: <calidris...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Plumbeous Vireo in Sacramento
Today while birding the Jo Smith Nature Trail, I came across a Plumbeous Vireo. First I heard a distant vireo that I thought might possibly be a Hutton's Vireo that I occasionally encounter here. But as the bird drew nearer, I heard the vocalizations more clearly and assumed it must be an early Cassin's Vireo, a species not really expected until mid April along the trail. Getting my binoculars on the bird as it drew near, I was taken aback that it appeared to be a Plumbeous Vireo. I spent the next ten minutes examining the bird wishing that I had taken my camera along for the exercise hike I was doing. This species can be very similar to Cassin's Vireo so I took a lot of care in looking it over. The flanks were white, lacking any yellow or creamy wash. The back was a even gray lacking any olive tones. The head was only slightly darker than the even gray back. The bird had the typical white "spectacles", dark bill with a slight hook, and blue-gray legs as typical of vireos.


The vireo sang only a few times. I can imagine the song was a tiny bit higher frequency and not quite as "rough" as a Cassin's Vireo, but their songs are so close!

Upon arriving back at my house around 1 PM (the bird was first seen around 12:25 PM), I immediately went through all my photos of both Cassin's and Plumbeous Vireos. Examining over 30 such photos, I was even more confident of the sighting. I am quite familiar with both species: Cassin's is a regular on my Riverton BBS and Plumbeous appears on my Montana Reedpoint BBS, two routes I covered now for over 40 years.


In the oft chance the vireo might linger in this location, it was observed in a tall Live Oak along the perimeter road on the east side of the ARC athletic field. The tree was the 4th one south of the football equipment area where one sees the red blocking stations. This oak is on the west side of the gravel road. Looking due west is the tall parking structure on the campus. Of course birds have wings...


Good luck to all,


Ed Harper
Carmichael




 

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Date: 3/30/18 11:04 am
From: <michaelperrone10...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Davis flycatchers
Today at the Wildhorse ag buffer in Davis were a western kingbird and a Say's phoebe.


I seldom see these two species on the same day in Yolo County.


Michael Perrone


Davis
 

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Date: 3/30/18 9:15 am
From: Manfred Kusch <makusch...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Hood3ed Orioles
Today, March 30, 2 male Hooded Orioles showed up at my place, the first of this season, a bit later than usual. They went straight for the hummingbird feeder and the grape jelly bowl which I quickly filled for them. Very likely these are repeat customers.


Manfred Kusch
South bank of Putah Creek
3 miles W of Davis





 

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Date: 3/29/18 12:55 pm
From: <kathy.blankenship...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Lawrence’s Goldfinch near Putah Creek Riparian Reserve
Hi All,
I found a male Lawrence’s Goldfinch in a patch of fiddleneck on the road that runs along the riparian reserve between Pedrick and Hopkins. Ithe patch of wildflowers is just west of the small reservoir and just south of the large brush pile. This is the same area where Lawrence’s were seen last spring. The patch is full of Lesser Goldfinches and White-crowned Sparrows, too.


Along the creek I found an Anna’s feeding a fledgling and I found a Red Shouldered Hawk sitting on a previously used nest in a large eucalyptus near the bird bath.


Good Birding,
Kathy Blankenship
Davis, CA
 

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Date: 3/28/18 9:46 pm
From: <michaelperrone10...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] a few Davis birds
This morning in Mace Ranch Park in east Davis, notable birds were a female varied thrush and two white-throated sparrows, including one in song. A bit further north on the greenbelt were a gnatcatcher (presumably one of the two that have spent the winter here) and a singing black-throated gray warbler (presumably an early-arriving northbound migrant).


Michael Perrone


Davis
 

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Date: 3/28/18 7:02 pm
From: <sami182...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] FOS Western Kingbird in Yolo County
Hi all,
Saw today on CR 92C, it had just eaten a caterpillar and was digesting it.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1654401367942670&set=pcb.1654402881275852&type=3&theater https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1654401367942670&set=pcb.1654402881275852&type=3&theater



Ciao,
Sami LaRocca
Woodland


 

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Date: 3/28/18 9:04 am
From: <cindyv1111...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Help identify a small brown bird that holds tail up. ... Wren?
I live in in West Sacramento and have a very small bird that has been here all winter. It is shy and will not let me get a good look at it. It is always alone, but comes to eat from a bowl of mealworms. It holds it's tail up like Wren pictures I have seen. I have never seen this kind of bird before. It is dark brown with a slightly lighter-colored under side. It appears to be solid brown with no eye stripe or barring patterns like the Wrens I see in my bird books. The beak is small and it has a fat little round body. I would appreciate it if anyone can help me identify it!


Thanks!
Cindy Valencia
West Sacramento
Yolo county
 

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Date: 3/28/18 8:21 am
From: <sami182...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] White-throated Swifts in Woodland
Tuesday, while driving along E. Main Street I saw about 6 swifts flying near I-5 overpass near Pioneer. This is a know spot for nest of this species in the seep holes of the freeway structure.


Sami LaRocca
Woodland
 

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Date: 3/26/18 9:06 pm
From: Manfred Kusch <makusch...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Putah Creek Birds
Today, Monday, I was surprised by a mini-wave of Rufous Hummingbirds arriving/passing through my garden. Around 8am, I counted at least 4 males and 2 females at the feeder in front of my house and at least two more males at another feeder. They used the feeders, visited flowers, and chased insects throughout the day and it was hard to know how many of them were present at any given time. Smaller numbers, typically one or two per day, mostly males but also a few females, have been present/migrating through for some time now in addition to an increasing number of Anna’s hummers. No Black-chinned yet. Also, somewhat surprisingly, no Hooded Orioles yet. In previous years, some orioles arrived as much as 10 days before the current date and once even earlier. Swainson’s Hawks, on the other hand, arrived pretty much on time, give or take a few minutes, last Monday, March 19. There still are only three Barn Swallows sleeping every night on the usual beam on my back porch, two of them, a pair, huddled together while the other is alone off to the side waiting perhaps for a new arrival to cuddle with. Western Bluebirds have occupied so far 4 nest boxes, one already contains a nest with 4 eggs. Tree Swallows are claiming boxes but so far have not begun with nest building. A couple of House Wrens are busy around two boxes they occupied last year, singing their hearts out and fluttering their wings like bigger birds at their leks. I still see a Varied Thrush or two along the creek near my house, and Purple Finches, mostly females/juv. , continue where I have observed them now for several weeks either feeding on the seeds of Box Elders or, like today, on the buds of ash trees. A flock of Cedar waxwings has been busy stripping my toyon bushes of their last berries after a group of 3-5 Hermit Thrushes had a go at them a little while ago. A Red-breasted Sapsucker, in very bright breeding plumage, visited a volunteer almond tree at the edge of my garden a few days ago. A pair of Red-shouldered Hawks has returned to the nest they built in a eucalyptus tree behind my house last year. So spring had a good start here and we are patiently awaiting the arrival of our neotropical migrants, orioles, grosbeaks, warblers, vireos, flycatchers, more hummers, and more swallows.

Sent from my iPad

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Date: 3/23/18 12:58 am
From: Kirk Swenson <khswenson...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Baird's Sandpiper at Woodland WTP
The Baird's Sandpiper found earlier this (Thursday) afternoon by Emmett
Iverson and Holly Coates was still present from ~3:00-3:30 in the last
south-east mostly dry pond at the Woodland WTP. The bird was loosely
associated with a flock of Least Sandpipers and a single Dunlin. Keith
Bailey joined me while I was observing the bird. As far as I can tell this
is only the seventh or eighth spring record for Yolo County and the
earliest by almost two weeks. Photos at
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S43873234.

Good birding,
Kirk Swenson
Davis, CA

 

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