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1/22/18 7:34 pm <shoppe01...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Lincoln Area Bird Extravaganza
1/22/18 11:10 am 'John and Glennah Trochet' <trochetj...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Tall Forest and vicinity yesterday
1/21/18 11:18 pm Kirk Swenson <khswenson...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Wigeon-fest at Yolo Bypass; Chickadees on Road 53
1/21/18 5:05 pm My Info <joan.humphrey...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Yolo Northern Waterthrush continues
1/20/18 5:06 pm Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Putah Creek Christmas Bird Count 2017 Summary
1/19/18 10:44 am <jaegermaestro...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Sacramento CBC (12/17/17) Results
1/18/18 10:05 am Leo Edson <leoedson...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Black-headed Grosbeak - Land Park Sacramento
1/17/18 10:18 pm Sally Walters <bajaowl...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Leucistic Black Phoebe reports. Am River
1/17/18 7:34 pm Chris Conard <conardc...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> Re: [CVBirds] Curve-billed Thrasher Yolo
1/17/18 11:31 am Nathan Parmeter <nathanparmeter...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Suburban Merced Creeper and Kites
1/17/18 9:24 am Douglas Herr <wildlightphoto...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> Re: [CVBirds] Curve-billed Thrasher Yolo
1/17/18 8:40 am Roger Adamson <radamson...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Curve-billed Thrasher Yolo
1/16/18 7:36 pm Roger Adamson <radamson...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Maxwell, Colusa Co Vermillion Flycatcher
1/16/18 11:42 am <sharks_hockey_maniac...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Re: Reichmuth Worm-eating Warbler/Yolo Thasher/Sac SE Owls
1/15/18 11:45 pm <david_assmann...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Northern Shrike at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge
1/15/18 11:10 pm <sharks_hockey_maniac...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Reichmuth Worm-eating Warbler/Yolo Thasher/Sac SE Owls
1/15/18 6:42 pm Andrew Engilis <aengilisjr...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Curve-billed Thrasher status 1/15
1/15/18 4:00 pm John Luther <aplomado-falcon...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] N Waterthrush Colusa Co
1/15/18 10:36 am <ERPFROMCA...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> Re: Re: [CVBirds] Curve-billed Thrasher in Woodland, Yolo County!!!
1/15/18 9:55 am Joseph Morlan <jmorlan...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> Re: [CVBirds] Curve-billed Thrasher in Woodland, Yolo County!!!
1/15/18 9:07 am cdlou37 <cdlou37...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> Re: [CVBirds] Curve-billed Thrasher in Woodland, Yolo County!!!
1/14/18 9:51 pm Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Re: Lawrence's Goldfinches in Capay Valley
1/14/18 9:48 pm Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> Re: [CVBirds] Curve-billed Thrasher in Woodland, Yolo County!!!
1/14/18 6:20 pm Gil Ewing <gewing1...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Short-eared Owls near Sacramento airport
1/14/18 2:25 pm Nancy Gronert <ngronert...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Vermilion Flycatcher at Maxwell Cemetery
1/13/18 10:15 pm Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Lawrence's Goldfinches in Capay Valley
1/13/18 9:17 pm Chris Conard <conardc...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> Re: [CVBirds] Worm-eating Warbler
1/13/18 6:57 pm tlaloc27 <rowoth...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Cosumnes River Preserve--River Walk survey
1/13/18 6:59 am Charles Walker <cvwalker...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Gray Lodge Common Teal (Hybrid)
1/12/18 9:10 pm Kimann Harvey <kimann609...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Worm-eating Warbler
1/12/18 8:48 pm Chris Conard <conardc...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Reichmuth Park Birds, Sacramento
1/12/18 4:59 pm <mdodder...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Reichmuth Park Worm-eating Warbler
1/12/18 4:54 pm Erin Hess <pompeii9...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Worm-eating warbler
1/12/18 1:51 pm <sami182...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Yolo County Putah Creek birds update
1/12/18 12:56 pm Wayne Blunk <wayne.blunk...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds]
1/12/18 12:18 pm 'John and Glennah Trochet' <trochetj...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> RE: [CVBirds] Worm-eating Warbler
1/12/18 12:11 pm Eric Goodill <ericgmac...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Worm-eating Warbler continues at noon
1/12/18 8:32 am James Holmes <jfholmes...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Worm-eating Warbler
1/11/18 9:33 am Jim Rowoth <rowoth...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Reichmuth Wormy
1/11/18 9:25 am Jim Rowoth <rowoth...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Wormy success!
1/11/18 1:35 am Terry Colborn <tlcbirding...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Eurasian Wigeon - SWAINSON’S HAWK YBWMA 01.10.18
1/10/18 8:36 am <trochetj...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] worm-eating warbler continues at Reichmuth Park, Sacramento
1/9/18 5:19 pm <gbbirder...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Snowy Plover, Folsom Lake (Placer)
1/9/18 3:36 pm <maryolo1...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> Re: [CVBirds] Yolo Bypass trail conditions RFI
1/9/18 3:24 pm Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> Re: [CVBirds] Yolo Bypass trail conditions RFI
1/9/18 3:19 pm Matthew Dodder <mdodder...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Yolo Bypass trail conditions RFI
1/9/18 2:21 pm <timmonswilliams83...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Palm Warbler refound, WWTP, Yolo
1/9/18 12:59 pm Dan Murphy <murpete09...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Worm-eating Warbler habitat
1/9/18 12:16 pm <sharks_hockey_maniac...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Re: Reichmuth Park Worm-eating Warbler, afternoon report (fail)
1/8/18 10:42 am Kirk Swenson <khswenson...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> Re: [CVBirds] Sutter County Harris’s Sparrow
1/7/18 9:58 pm <rosita94598...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] StatenIsland Road Sunday evening Jan 7
1/7/18 7:02 pm tlaloc27 <rowoth...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Cautionary tale
1/7/18 6:43 pm tlaloc27 <rowoth...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Reichmuth Park Worm-eating Warbler, afternoon report (fail)
1/7/18 11:48 am Chris Conard <conardc...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Worm-eating Warbler continues at Reichmuth in Sacramento
1/6/18 12:48 pm Kirk Swenson <khswenson...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> Re: [CVBirds] Yolo Northern Waterthrush
1/4/18 10:52 pm Sally Walters <bajaowl...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> Re: [CVBirds] Yolo Northern Waterthrush
1/4/18 6:28 pm Kirk Swenson <khswenson...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> Re: [CVBirds] Yolo Northern Waterthrush
1/4/18 6:09 pm Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> Re: [CVBirds] Yolo Northern Waterthrush
1/4/18 5:04 pm Larry Parmeter <lanparmeter3...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Merced NWR CBC
1/4/18 4:44 pm Andrew Engilis <aengilisjr...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> RE: [CVBirds] Yolo Northern Waterthrush
1/4/18 4:40 pm Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> Re: [CVBirds] Yolo Northern Waterthrush
1/4/18 4:39 pm Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] orange morph Purple Finch
1/4/18 11:43 am Jason Riggio <jriggio...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Yolo Northern Waterthrush
1/1/18 9:23 pm Paul Lake <paullake47...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Black-bellied plovers
1/1/18 11:31 am Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] changing climate and overwintering migrants
1/1/18 10:19 am Chris Conard <conardc...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Re: California Thrasher in Folsom
12/31/17 5:08 pm Larry Parmeter <lanparmeter3...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Merced NWR CBC
12/31/17 8:43 am Chris Conard <conardc...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] California Thrasher in Folsom
12/31/17 12:04 am Kirk Swenson <khswenson...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Short-eared Owls at Plainsfield School
12/30/17 11:57 am Shannon Skalos <sskalos4...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Sutter County Harris’s Sparrow
12/30/17 10:36 am ColimaBirder <colimabirder...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> Re: [CVBirds] Re: [CB] Pacific Golden-Plover @ Placer Co.
12/29/17 11:27 am John Sterling <jsterling...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> Re: [CVBirds] Pacific Golden-Plover @ Placer Co.
12/29/17 10:26 am Frances Oliver <hummer52...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Pacific Golden-Plover @ Placer Co.
12/28/17 5:59 pm Terry Colborn <tlcbirding...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Northern Shrike 12.28.17
12/27/17 6:23 pm Joyce Bond <chantedor...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> Re: [CVBirds] Re: [CB] Sutter County Harris Sparrow
12/26/17 8:40 pm <michaelperrone10...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Pacific wren in urban Davis
 
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Date: 1/22/18 7:34 pm
From: <shoppe01...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Lincoln Area Bird Extravaganza
Hi All,


I typically don't post here unless it for something very rare. But, I thought people would be interested in hearing about the incredible day we had birding the area which roughly encompasses the Lincoln CBC count circle. This was a Sacramento Audubon trip I led yesterday, January 21.


We tallied 105 species for the day, which, I believe, is a record for the many years myself and others have been leading this trip. Highlights included Lewis's Woodpecker, White-throated Sparrow (a first for this trip), Purple Finch and Pine Siskin. The area is known for raptors, and they did not disappoint. We had 11 species of diurnal raptors, including 2 Sharp-shinned Hawks, 2 Ferruginous Hawks, 4 Bald Eagles, 2 Merlin and 2 Prairie Falcons. We also had 2 Barn Owl, Short-eared Owl, Great Horned Owl and Burrowing Owl.


White-face Ibis numbered in the hundreds. Also impressive were many shorebirds, including large flocks of Dunlin.


But the greatest spectacle was the huge flocks of geese. In the area of Kempton Rd. and North Brewer Rd., we stared seeing skeins and skeins of mostly Snow Geese flying over going the east. Later, along Brewer, we could hear geese, sounding like a distant roar. Our last stop was on Waltz Rd. to look for Short-eared Owl. A couple of us got brief looks at one before it dropped into the grasses. But, while we were there, A tremendous flock of mostly Snow Geese flushed up, looking northeast toward N. Dowd. This was one of the most incredible sights I have ever seen. I have seen huge flocks at Sacramento NWR and other places, but they almost paled in comparison. It was like this white fog or mist surging up into the sky, so thick you couldn't see through it. We thought that there must have been 100,000 birds in that one flock.


This will go down in my memory as one of the best trips to the area.


Good Birding,
Scott Hoppe
Citrus Heights, CA


 

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Date: 1/22/18 11:10 am
From: 'John and Glennah Trochet' <trochetj...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Tall Forest and vicinity yesterday
Dear Birders,



Yesterday I spent over eight hours birding in and around the Tall Forest at
the Cosumnes River Preserve. It was a very fine day, with birds encountered
in numbers at almost every turn. It was cold enough first thing that I had
to break through thin ice when walking the flooded road out to the
Accidental Forest. The only complaint is that there were duck hunters on
the perimeter waterways in much greater density than usual. The day's
highlights among 97 bird species are these:



osprey- 1

mew gull- 2

peregrine falcon- 1 (striking terror in the thousands of shorebirds on the
county property)

Cassin's vireo- 1 (probably the best find of the morning)

yellow-billed magpie- 2

common raven- 1

Pacific wren- 3

golden-crowned kinglet- 23

blue-gray gnatcatcher- 2

varied thrush- 1 (these have really thinned out in the forest)

orange-crowned warbler- 13

Audubon's warbler- 240 (the reverse phenomenon to the varied thrushes)

myrtle warbler- 45 (mostly in the toxic waste dump trees)

black-throated gray warbler- 2

Townsend's warbler- 1

purple finch- 22



On Saturday morning I lead a tour to the Tall Forest area for the Galt
Winter Bird Festival, where we turned up several things I missed yesterday.
But the highlight, without doubt, was a long look at a strolling bobcat
walking the muddy road in front of us.



Best,

John Trochet

Sacramento






 

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Date: 1/21/18 11:18 pm
From: Kirk Swenson <khswenson...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Wigeon-fest at Yolo Bypass; Chickadees on Road 53
Today at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area there were high concentrations of
waterfowl and shorebirds, including more wigeon than I've ever seen there
before. Among them were a Eurasian Wigeon, two hybrid Eurasian x American
Wigeon, and two white-headed "storm" American Wigeon. The "interesting"
wigeon were in the checks to the east of the auto tour route (across from
parking lot C). Unfortunately, they were all at scope distance, so I was
unable to get any usable photos. Other birds of note included two "Blue"
Geese among flyover Snows, four Redhead with hundreds of Canvasback, and
six Blue-winged Teal. Hundreds of Black-bellied Plovers seemed not to
contain a Golden-Plover, but one can always hope. A cooperative Merlin
provided a nice photo-op.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42147181

Yesterday, the Chestnut-backed Chickadees reported earlier by Emmett
Iverson (1/10) and Holly Coates (1/17) continued along the lower riparian
section on Road 53 out of Guinda in the Capay Valley. While I watched them
the group of four worked their way slowly downstream together, briefly
joined by a pair of Oak Titmice and a Ruby-crowned Kinglet, but otherwise
kept to themselves. Other birds of note included a Northern Pygmy-Owl about
half-way up, two Golden Eagles, two Canyon Wrens, and ~20 Purple Finches. I
keep thinking a Cassin's Finch is going to turn up there one of these days,
but it hasn't happened yet.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42113100

After my previous mention of Road 53, several people asked for further
details. Road 53 is accessed from Forest Ave. in Guinda. It is a five-mile
long nicely graded dirt road with a gate at the bottom, so the round-trip
hike to the top is ten miles. There are "stairs" that enable one to climb
over the gate. The road itself is public, but the lands to either side of
the road are private. It travels between some ranch properties, then along
the creek in a "lower riparian" section, then climbs through
scrub/chaparral with nice canyon views, before reaching an upper plateau
where there's an "upper riparian" section. When I'm going particularly for
owls, I generally start pre-dawn (4:30 or 5:00), reach the top at 6:30 or
7:00 and then hike down in daylight. I've had Western Screech-Owls pre-dawn
on the way up and in the upper riparian, and Northern Pygmy-Owls pre-dawn
at the top and during daylight further down. Last year Keith Bailey and
Jason Riggio had a Northern Pygmy-Owl calling in the upper riparian in the
middle of the afternoon. Golden Eagle, California Thrasher, and Canyon Wren
are pretty reliable; Mountain Quail and Rufous-crowned Sparrow are
semi-reliable; and Band-tailed Pigeon, Lewis's Woodpecker, Pileated
Woodpecker, Rock Wren, Steller's Jay, and Lawrence's Goldfinch have
occurred.

Good birding,
Kirk Swenson
Davis, CA

 

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Date: 1/21/18 5:05 pm
From: My Info <joan.humphrey...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Yolo Northern Waterthrush continues
Hi All,
Scott and Linda Terrill refound the Northern Waterthrush around 2 pm
this afternoon on the Yolo side of Putah Creek just downstream from
the highway 128 bridge. It was on the island near the first water
channel on yolo side of creek. They observed bird from the bridge.
Good birding,
Joan HumphreyDavis, CA

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Date: 1/20/18 5:06 pm
From: Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Putah Creek Christmas Bird Count 2017 Summary
The 47th Putah Creek Christmas Bird Count was held on December 17, 2016,
with clear but breezy weather (for the second year in a row). The low
temperature of 50 was one of the warmest on record. The wind, which was
strongest in the morning, kept bird numbers down to just 137 species, on
the low side by recent standards.



The count was conducted by 83 participants, who combined for 187.5 party
hours, one of the highest count history. They traveled 93 miles on foot,
289 miles by car, and 6 miles by bike. The early hours were marked by 10
hours of owling.



There were no new species found on the count.



Record high counts were set for eight species. These were: Bufflehead
(1,215), Turkey Vulture (339), Cooper’s Hawk (19), Red-tailed Hawk (186),
Peregrine Falcon (6), Sora (10), American Pipit (721), and Golden-crowned
Sparrow (1,754). A single “Red” Fox Sparrow, well photographed, tied the
previous record and was one of the more interesting birds of the count.



There were no all-time low records.



Thanks to all the area leaders, potluck organizers, and others who helped
make this a successful CBC.

--
Steve Hampton
Davis, CA

 

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Date: 1/19/18 10:44 am
From: <jaegermaestro...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Sacramento CBC (12/17/17) Results

The Sacramento CBC took place on December 17, 2017. We were 58 strong in 24 parties, and a couple of the groups did a little owling. Our grand species total was 156 (historic high is 169 set just a couple years back in 2015).


Without question, the most incredible find for this count was California's first CITRINE WAGTAIL which was found by a visiting birder from Utah at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area two days before the count. Frustratingly, only a very few lucky birders got to see this Central Asian miracle bird the following day, and it could not be re-found on count day so it will have to go down as the flashiest count week bird we've ever had!


An adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was picked out of a flock of mostly California Gulls at the Yolo County Landfill pond, an overdue first for the count.

Other highlights included a HOODED ORIOLE in Capitol Park (6th in count history and the first since 2011), a SWAINSON'S HAWK over Piedmont Drive in the Pocket area (the first since 2007 for the count), a BALD EAGLE at Conaway Ranch, an OSPREY near the SAC Bypass, a BAND-TAILED PIGEON in Area 10, a TOWNSEND'S WARBLER at Natomas Oaks Park, as well as multiple sightings of PACIFIC WREN, BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER, VARIED THRUSH (they've been tough to come by this season), BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER (7 establishes a new High Count for them), WESTERN TANAGER, and good numbers of PURPLE FINCH and PINE SISKIN.


Overall, numbers of waterfowl were way down including at the Quarry Ponds along the American River Parkway where the typical thousands of Canvasback dwindled to a mere 50, and only 1 each of Redhead and Lesser Scaup could be found in the whole circle. It would seem a lot of the ducks, geese, and swans had yet to make a final push down into our area as their numbers were all well short of last year's totals.

Misses included Western Grebe, Rough-legged Hawk, Golden Eagle, Western Sandpiper, Bonaparte's and Mew Gulls, and White-throated Sparrow which was surprising after that species had a strong showing in our region over the fall.


Thanks to everyone who participated and to our most excellent area leaders! I'm already looking forward to next year!


Dan Williams
Carmichael
















 

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Date: 1/18/18 10:05 am
From: Leo Edson <leoedson...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Black-headed Grosbeak - Land Park Sacramento
This morning I found a cooperative male Black-headed Grosbeak in a front yard at 2929 Muir Way (just south of the Muir Way/Robertson Way) intersection.. The grosbeak was part of a large mixed flock that included robins, juncos, pine siskins, and others. Possible attracted to a bird bath in the front yard. I didn't see any seed feeders but assume that there more than a few nearby in this residential area. 
Leo EdsonSacramento


 

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Date: 1/17/18 10:18 pm
From: Sally Walters <bajaowl...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Leucistic Black Phoebe reports. Am River
Hi all:
I have received 2 reports of white - black phoebes along the American River Parkway in the last month and thought others might be interested.
1- Sutters Landing on landfill fence along the pathway. Robert Sewall
2- "It’s territory seems to be about half a mile upriver from the Watt Avenue Bridge along the south side of the American River around fenced-off water pumps for the Manlove Drainage System. I’m also wondering if this bird is a white phase of the black phoebe or is an actual albino. Some of the photos I took of it today seem to show a slight pinkish coloration in its eyes.” From Robert Robinson.


Sally M Walters
Sacramento, Sacramento County
<bajaowl...>




 

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Date: 1/17/18 7:34 pm
From: Chris Conard <conardc...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [CVBirds] Curve-billed Thrasher Yolo
Hi folks,

The bird was not present along Rominger Ct from ~4-5pm on Wednesday, Jan
17. After giving up and returning to Hiller Ct, we saw the Curve-billed
Thrasher perched on the fence along the east side of Hiller, just north of
Rominger Ct. It continued there occasionally preening for 15 minutes as
darkness grew. Based on the accumulated poop on the fence, it seems that
the bird often perches there. It didn't call while we were there.

All the best,

Chris Conard
Sacramento

On Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 8:40 AM, Roger Adamson <radamson...>
[central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> wrote:

> 17 Jan 2018
> 8:30 am
> Woodland, Yolo Co
> The Curve-billed Thrasher was seen at 8:30 this morning perched in a tree
> in front of 1823 Rominger. Last seen it was in the shrubs in front of the
> house.
> Roger Adamson
>

 

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Date: 1/17/18 11:31 am
From: Nathan Parmeter <nathanparmeter...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Suburban Merced Creeper and Kites
While birding at Fahrens Park in Merced today, I had a big surprise in the form of 3 White-Tailed Kites flying high above the park. In addition, I also had a Brown Creeper making its way up a eucalyptus tree, which is the second time I have seen one in the valley (First was at Applegate Park in Merced). Both are definitely unique sightings for the park.

eBird Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41996881

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Date: 1/17/18 9:24 am
From: Douglas Herr <wildlightphoto...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [CVBirds] Curve-billed Thrasher Yolo
Still perched in the tree in front of 1823 Rominger Court at 9:30

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> On Jan 17, 2018, at 8:40 AM, Roger Adamson <radamson...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> 17 Jan 2018
> 8:30 am
> Woodland, Yolo Co
> The Curve-billed Thrasher was seen at 8:30 this morning perched in a tree in front of 1823 Rominger. Last seen it was in the shrubs in front of the house.
> Roger Adamson
>
>

 

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Date: 1/17/18 8:40 am
From: Roger Adamson <radamson...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Curve-billed Thrasher Yolo
17 Jan 2018
8:30 am
Woodland, Yolo Co
The Curve-billed Thrasher was seen at 8:30 this morning perched in a tree in front of 1823 Rominger. Last seen it was in the shrubs in front of the house.
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Date: 1/16/18 7:36 pm
From: Roger Adamson <radamson...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Maxwell, Colusa Co Vermillion Flycatcher
Maxwell Cemetery
16 Jan 2018
We stopped by Maxwell to see the Vermillion Flycatcher this afternoon. It was working from low trees near the flagpole at the south edge of the cemetery around 2:30 Tuesday afternoon.
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Date: 1/16/18 11:42 am
From: <sharks_hockey_maniac...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Re: Reichmuth Worm-eating Warbler/Yolo Thasher/Sac SE Owls
I, of course, meant to say that Dale and I saw the continuing CURVE-BILLED THRASHER in Woodland. Thanks to Sal and Joe for pointing out my typo.

Ralph Baker, Riverbank
 

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Date: 1/15/18 11:45 pm
From: <david_assmann...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Northern Shrike at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge
On Saturday, I saw and photographed a NORTHERN SHRIKE on the auto loop at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge - it was just past the parking area with the platform. Picture at https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidasf/25845533078/in/dateposted-public/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidasf/25845533078/in/dateposted-public/

David Assmann
San Francisco
 

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Date: 1/15/18 11:10 pm
From: <sharks_hockey_maniac...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Reichmuth Worm-eating Warbler/Yolo Thasher/Sac SE Owls
Since no one has reported the Reichmuth warber today. Dale Swanberg and I made a second attempt this morning. We arrived and parked on Silver Lake Drive at approx. 10:40. We walked north into the park and stopped at the short east-west ditch that runs to the concrete structure near the SE corner of the park and within minutes saw the Bushtit flock fly over us into an oak immediately south of the concrete structure. The flock was closely followed by the WORM-EATING WARBLER (WEWA). The WEWA wasn't exactly associating with the Bushtits, it seemed more to be following them. We watched the WEWA for 15-20 seconds as the Bushtit flock moved east out of the park, then the WEWA flew back to some bare willows north of the ditch and perched for a few more seconds before dropping down into the tangle of blackberries.

Other birds of note were a male HOODED MERGANSER in the canal south of Silver Lake Dr., 9 Snowy Egrets foraging on the soccer field at the north end of the park, a flyover WHITE-TAILED KITE, a RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH in the trees near the soccer field, two PACIFIC WRENS (one heard on the #3 disc golf "fairway" and the other heard, then seen on the #2 "fairway") and a female PURPLE FINCH (PUFI). Other birders told us they had seen several other PUFI, all feeding on Privet berries. The PUFI we saw was chased off by a Hermit Thrush.

From Reichmuth we drove to Woodland where we eventually got great looks at the continuing LONG-BILLED THRASHER. It was perched in a rosebush next to the porch of the previously reported residence. From there we drove around the fields east of Sacramento International Airport and north of the Amazon warehouse but saw no OWLS.

Ralph Baker, Riverbank
 

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Date: 1/15/18 6:42 pm
From: Andrew Engilis <aengilisjr...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Curve-billed Thrasher status 1/15
Irene and I saw the Curve-billed Thrasher at 4:30 pm until sunset. It was as reported in the small tree in front yard of 1823 Rominger Court in Woodland. We arrived at 2:45 and the bird was not present. I know some birders left without seeing the thrasher. We left and returned at 4:30 where the thrasher was found sitting and preening. It was incredibly tame. We met the lady two doors down from where the bird is hanging. She has the chickens in the neighborhood. She said the bird has been feeding daily on the chicken scratch for months. It is probably why the bird remains in this odd locality.


I have recently been working with the Curve-billed complex in Texas and Southwest and too am fairly certain this bird represents the eastern form of Curve-billed Thrasher which is comprised of at least three subspecies. Although calls are helpful, western and eastern forms of Curve-billed thrashers are marked quite differently from one another. This bird is in nice plumage and is so cooperative that in my estimation all features of the eastern T. c. curvirostre group are readily apparent (as described by Joe Morlan)..


Andy and Irene Engilis

Elk Grove

 

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Date: 1/15/18 4:00 pm
From: John Luther <aplomado-falcon...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] N Waterthrush Colusa Co
Hey Birders,
The N Waterthrush reported by Christopher Adlam Jan 14 on ebird at Colusa National Wildlife Refuge in Colusa Co was still present today Jan 15. It was north of the bench at the north end of the trail that goes along the west side of the slough just west of the parking area.  Much patience and time might be needed.  I was there over 3 hours before seeing the bird.  Thanks to Christopher for providing great details on location.  Most ebird reporters do not give any details about specific locations and it is greatly appreciated when someone does give details about where a rare bird was seen.  I realize that most birders use ebird to keep their lists and not to tell other birders where birds are.  So it is great to have someone who cares about birds other birders and gives specific locations.    
John Luther Oakland
 

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Date: 1/15/18 10:36 am
From: <ERPFROMCA...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: Re: [CVBirds] Curve-billed Thrasher in Woodland, Yolo County!!!
The calls of the eastern and western subspecies are generally quite different so if someone can get a recording of the bird vocalizing (a smart phone on video works surprisingly well), that would be helpful.
 
Ed Pandolfino
Sacramento
 
 
In a message dated 1/15/2018 9:49:50 AM Pacific Standard Time, <central_valley_birds-noreply...> writes:

 
It's perhaps worth noting that these photos suggest a bird of the eastern
T. c. curvirostre group. It shows pale wing bars, fairly large white tail
corners and a pale ground color to its underparts, and more prominent spots
than expected of the western palmeri group.

I believe previous records of this species from California have been
attributed to palmeri. It has been suggested that the two groups may be
separate species.
 

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Date: 1/15/18 9:55 am
From: Joseph Morlan <jmorlan...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [CVBirds] Curve-billed Thrasher in Woodland, Yolo County!!!
It's perhaps worth noting that these photos suggest a bird of the eastern
T. c. curvirostre group. It shows pale wing bars, fairly large white tail
corners and a pale ground color to its underparts, and more prominent spots
than expected of the western palmeri group.

I believe previous records of this species from California have been
attributed to palmeri. It has been suggested that the two groups may be
separate species.

On Sun, 14 Jan 2018 21:47:54 -0800, "Steve Hampton <stevechampton...>
[central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
wrote:

>All,
>
>For those of you not being bombarded with eBird notifications with great
>pics, mine are here at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41922675
>
>Since the location has been widely shared on other social media (and is
>apparent on eBird), I'll go ahead and say the bird comes to the bushes in
>the front yard of 1823 Rominger Court in Woodland (very near the Woodland
>Wastewater Treatment Plant). It is very settled and confiding, and there
>are very few bushes in this neighborhood so it's not hard to find. I
>literally had to back up to focus when we first noticed the bird about six
>feet from us. It just sat there rather unperturbed. It does spend time in
>the backyards where it is hidden from view behind fences. The neighbors
>report it's been around since October. It's likely to remain a while.
>
>This is a high density housing tract. I'm not sure which homeowners have
>been contacted and which house is that of Kelly Childress, who originally
>reported it on eBird on Jan 8. Regardless, use common sense, don't block
>traffic, etc. and wait for it to come to the front yard.
>
>Also, while Michael and I used a tape to originally locate the bird (not
>really knowing where it was or even if it was a Curve-billed), there's
>really no need now since we know exactly where it comes. Wintering
>thrashers are generally pretty loyal to their wintering bushes.
>
>good birding,
>
>
>
>
>On Sun, Jan 14, 2018 at 2:23 PM, John Sterling <jsterling...>
>[central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> Last weekend an ebirder listed a Curve-billed Thrasher with a good
>> description in her backyard in Woodland, Yolo County. She said that she’d
>> call me if it shows up this weekend as she works during the daylight hours
>> during the week. Steve Hampton and Michael Perrone walked the neighborhood
>> a short while ago and found the bird in a front yard. While I was there
>> taking photos, it flew over fence to a backyard. I contacted the original
>> observer and asked about people visiting her yard. Once I hear back and we
>> figure out logistics, I’ll post the directions and rules.
>>
>> Amazing first Central Valley record!
>>
>> John
>>
>> John Sterling
>> VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV
>>
>> 26 Palm Ave
>> <https://maps.google.com/?q=26+Palm+Ave+Woodland,+CA%C2%A095695+530&entry=gmail&source=g>
>> Woodland, CA
>> <https://maps.google.com/?q=26+Palm+Ave+Woodland,+CA%C2%A095695+530&entry=gmail&source=g>
>> 95695
>> <https://maps.google.com/?q=26+Palm+Ave+Woodland,+CA%C2%A095695+530&entry=gmail&source=g>
>> 530 908-3836 <(530)%20908-3836>
>> <jsterling...>
>> www..sterlingbirds.com
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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Date: 1/15/18 9:07 am
From: cdlou37 <cdlou37...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [CVBirds] Curve-billed Thrasher in Woodland, Yolo County!!!
Bird in bare tree at 1823 now.
Calvin LouSF


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-------- Original message --------From: "Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply...> Date: 1/14/18 9:47 PM (GMT-08:00) To: "Central_Valley_Birds@Yahoogroups. Com" <central_valley_birds...> Subject: Re: [CVBirds] Curve-billed Thrasher in Woodland, Yolo County!!!

 









All, 
For those of you not being bombarded with eBird notifications with great pics, mine are here at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41922675
Since the location has been widely shared on other social media (and is apparent on eBird), I'll go ahead and say the bird comes to the bushes in the front yard of 1823 Rominger Court in Woodland (very near the Woodland Wastewater Treatment Plant).  It is very settled and confiding, and there are very few bushes in this neighborhood so it's not hard to find. I literally had to back up to focus when we first noticed the bird about six feet from us. It just sat there rather unperturbed. It does spend time in the backyards where it is hidden from view behind fences. The neighbors report it's been around since October. It's likely to remain a while.  
This is a high density housing tract. I'm not sure which homeowners have been contacted and which house is that of Kelly Childress, who originally reported it on eBird on Jan 8. Regardless, use common sense, don't block traffic, etc. and wait for it to come to the front yard. 
Also, while Michael and I used a tape to originally locate the bird (not really knowing where it was or even if it was a Curve-billed), there's really no need now since we know exactly where it comes. Wintering thrashers are generally pretty loyal to their wintering bushes.  
good birding, 



On Sun, Jan 14, 2018 at 2:23 PM, John Sterling <jsterling...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> wrote:















 









Last weekend an ebirder listed a Curve-billed Thrasher with a good description in her backyard in Woodland, Yolo County. She said that she’d call me if it shows up this weekend as she works during the daylight hours during the week. Steve Hampton and Michael Perrone walked the neighborhood a short while ago and found the bird in a front yard. While I was there taking photos, it flew over fence to a backyard. I contacted the original observer and asked about people visiting her yard. Once I hear back and we figure out logistics, I’ll post the directions and rules.
Amazing first Central Valley record!
John

John Sterling
VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV

26 Palm Ave
Woodland, CA 95695
530 908-3836
<jsterling...>
www..sterlingbirds.com




























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Davis, CA











 

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Date: 1/14/18 9:51 pm
From: Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Re: Lawrence's Goldfinches in Capay Valley
All,

This morning, after I thought I heard some Lawrence's Goldfinches flying
over, Michael Perrone and I ran into an old friend of mine, Elliot Shoenig,
who now lives in Capay Valley. He reports a flock of 30-40 Lawrence's
Goldfinches have been around in the area between Rd 59 and Full Belly
Farm.



On Sat, Jan 13, 2018 at 10:15 PM, Steve Hampton <stevechampton...>
wrote:

> This morning I got out of the fog and came across two singing male
> Lawrence's Goldfinches near the end of Rd 81 in Yolo County. They have
> wintered at this spot before.
>
> Distant pic at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41866485
>
> Other eBird lists from further up Capay Valley today:
> Camp Haskell: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41889021 Hairy
> Woodpecker and Rufous-cr Sparrow
>
> Cache Cr Campground: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41880173
> Northern Pygmy-Owl calling in the distance
>
> good birding,
>
>
>
> --
> Steve Hampton
> Davis, CA
>



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Steve Hampton
Davis, CA

 

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Date: 1/14/18 9:48 pm
From: Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [CVBirds] Curve-billed Thrasher in Woodland, Yolo County!!!
All,

For those of you not being bombarded with eBird notifications with great
pics, mine are here at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41922675

Since the location has been widely shared on other social media (and is
apparent on eBird), I'll go ahead and say the bird comes to the bushes in
the front yard of 1823 Rominger Court in Woodland (very near the Woodland
Wastewater Treatment Plant). It is very settled and confiding, and there
are very few bushes in this neighborhood so it's not hard to find. I
literally had to back up to focus when we first noticed the bird about six
feet from us. It just sat there rather unperturbed. It does spend time in
the backyards where it is hidden from view behind fences. The neighbors
report it's been around since October. It's likely to remain a while.

This is a high density housing tract. I'm not sure which homeowners have
been contacted and which house is that of Kelly Childress, who originally
reported it on eBird on Jan 8. Regardless, use common sense, don't block
traffic, etc. and wait for it to come to the front yard.

Also, while Michael and I used a tape to originally locate the bird (not
really knowing where it was or even if it was a Curve-billed), there's
really no need now since we know exactly where it comes. Wintering
thrashers are generally pretty loyal to their wintering bushes.

good birding,




On Sun, Jan 14, 2018 at 2:23 PM, John Sterling <jsterling...>
[central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Last weekend an ebirder listed a Curve-billed Thrasher with a good
> description in her backyard in Woodland, Yolo County. She said that she’d
> call me if it shows up this weekend as she works during the daylight hours
> during the week. Steve Hampton and Michael Perrone walked the neighborhood
> a short while ago and found the bird in a front yard. While I was there
> taking photos, it flew over fence to a backyard. I contacted the original
> observer and asked about people visiting her yard. Once I hear back and we
> figure out logistics, I’ll post the directions and rules.
>
> Amazing first Central Valley record!
>
> John
>
> John Sterling
> VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV
>
> 26 Palm Ave
> <https://maps.google.com/?q=26+Palm+Ave+Woodland,+CA%C2%A095695+530&entry=gmail&source=g>
> Woodland, CA
> <https://maps.google.com/?q=26+Palm+Ave+Woodland,+CA%C2%A095695+530&entry=gmail&source=g>
> 95695
> <https://maps.google.com/?q=26+Palm+Ave+Woodland,+CA%C2%A095695+530&entry=gmail&source=g>
> 530 908-3836 <(530)%20908-3836>
> <jsterling...>
> www..sterlingbirds.com
>
>
>
>
>



--
Steve Hampton
Davis, CA

 

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Date: 1/14/18 6:20 pm
From: Gil Ewing <gewing1...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Short-eared Owls near Sacramento airport
Hello everyone,

One living and one fresh road-killed Short-eared Owl were seen along Metro Air Parkway late this afternoon. Many raptors were around.
Short-eared Owl is rarely reported from Sacramento Co., but there were many sightings at this same location, just north of new gigantic Amazon warehouse east of SMF airport, two years ago.

Gil Ewing
Fair Oaks, Sacramento Co., CA



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Date: 1/14/18 2:25 pm
From: Nancy Gronert <ngronert...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Vermilion Flycatcher at Maxwell Cemetery
On Saturday January 13 a male vermilion flycatcher outshone the fog in the center area of the cemetery flying from gravestone to gravestone.

Nancy Gronert
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Date: 1/13/18 10:15 pm
From: Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Lawrence's Goldfinches in Capay Valley
This morning I got out of the fog and came across two singing male
Lawrence's Goldfinches near the end of Rd 81 in Yolo County. They have
wintered at this spot before.

Distant pic at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41866485

Other eBird lists from further up Capay Valley today:
Camp Haskell: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41889021 Hairy
Woodpecker and Rufous-cr Sparrow

Cache Cr Campground: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41880173
Northern Pygmy-Owl calling in the distance

good birding,



--
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Davis, CA

 

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Date: 1/13/18 9:17 pm
From: Chris Conard <conardc...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [CVBirds] Worm-eating Warbler
Hi folks,

I haven't seen any reports today (13 Jan 2018) other than on eBird, so
wanted to mention that the Worm-eating Warbler continued. This morning it
took about an hour and a half to turn it up and then it was seen several
times, but typically glimpsed for just seconds at a time. Rubber boots
definitely come in handy along the partially flooded trail. In my previous
experience it was moving loosely with a single Orange-crowned Warbler, but
today it really seemed to be sticking with the Bushtit flock. Usually it
foraged just above ground level to five feet, but a few times it moved up
over 10 feet. It ranged widely in the vicinity of frisbee golf "holes" 3,
2, and 7. Perhaps most interesting was watching it forage, mostly among
dead leaves, and often prying open curled leaves by opening its bill (short
video here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/conardc/24806666407).

This is a remarkable record for Sacramento County and the Central Valley.
It's one of the rarest birds found in the county and a California Bird
Records Committee review species (review list and info about submitting
reports here: http://www.californiabirds.org/review_list.asp). As skulky as
the bird is, more than 50 people have gotten to see it, so that's
remarkable too. http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41872294

Not too far away, Dan Kopp first spotted a Red Fox Sparrow along with two
Sooty Fox Sparrows in the thin strip of riparian along the Sacramento River
off of Riverside Blvd near 35th Ave. The approximate location is here
(38.5253722,-121.5266418). The area has pretty good birding and a pathway
that goes from the levee top and through the forest upstream, but be warned
that there are shocking accumulations of garbage and several homeless
camps, plus a feral cat feeding station. The Fox Sparrow is gorgeous, with
quite bright reddish tones on a gray background:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41876558

Chris Conard
Sacramento



On Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 12:17 PM, 'John and Glennah Trochet'
<trochetj...> [central_valley_birds] <
<central_valley_birds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Dear Birders,
>
>
>
> The worm-eating warbler was subsequently refound by Dan Murphy and Jim
> Lomax near the south end of the “swamp,” seen from a muddy eastern margin
> of the narrow extension of the lake. It worked its way north along the
> dense, brushy growth there, lingering mainly in areas with concentrations
> of dead leaves. Then, at the point just before the vegetation adjacent to
> the water becomes reeds, it flew back to the northwest.
>
>
>
> The bird was known to be covering lots of ground today. That may well be
> typical. If that southern visit was part of a regular circuit, it would be
> a good place to look in the morning when the sun (if the fog ever lifts
> early) would be at your back.
>
>
>
> Best,
>
> John Trochet
>
> Sacramento
>
>
>
>
>
> *From:* <central_valley_birds...> [mailto:central_valley_birds@
> yahoogroups.com] *On Behalf Of *James Holmes <jfholmes...>
> [central_valley_birds]
> *Sent:* Friday, January 12, 2018 8:33 AM
> *To:* Central_Valley_Birds@Yahoogroups. Com
> *Subject:* [CVBirds] Worm-eating Warbler
>
>
>
>
>
> First heard at 8:07 a.m.
>
> Seen and photographed from 8:15 to 8:20 am.
>
> With a mixed flock, around the third tee.
>
> Thanks
>
> Jim Holmes
> Sacramento
>
>
>
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Date: 1/13/18 6:57 pm
From: tlaloc27 <rowoth...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Cosumnes River Preserve--River Walk survey
Our first river walk survey got off to a great start for the year, although the sun never broke through the fog. Ten others joined me for the first leg of the trip. The ponds west of Franklin held far fewer ducks than normal for this time of the year, but we did find a male Blue-winged Teal with a pair of Cinnamon Teal immediately across from the VC parking lot. Happily, the number of ducks grew as we headed north.

After looping around to the iron bridge east of the VC, 6 visitors left, and the rest of carried on. Bob G found a Sora out in the open in the SW corner of the final pond before the dead-end leg of the trail. As we admired it, we realized it was not alone; we had 3 Soras foraging like barnyard chickens out the open--quite a treat.

We continued on down to the river, and out to The Point. After we left the publicly accessible area, we noticed a large number of waterfowl in the air. John T looked up and found the reason, an adult Bald Eagle—very nice. Not long after this as we approached the old TNC barn, John called out Eurasian Green-winged Teal. Fortunately, Susan S had brought her scope along, so we all got long, satisfying views of this rare duck. As we headed north, the bird took off and landed in the cattails to the east.

For the complete eBird list, which includes Bob G’s photos, click on this link http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41880476 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41880476>.

Jim Rowoth
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Date: 1/13/18 6:59 am
From: Charles Walker <cvwalker...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Gray Lodge Common Teal (Hybrid)
Yesterday at about 12:30 PM, my wife and I saw a Eurasian Teal/ Green-winged Teal hybrid duck at Gray Lodge Refuge using our Lands Pass.

The Teal was in a pond south of the auto loop just before reaching the parking area for the hiking trail and viewing blinds- near the end of the loop.

The bird had a bright horizontal line, with a very faint vertical line.

Charley Walker
Roseville, CA


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Date: 1/12/18 9:10 pm
From: Kimann Harvey <kimann609...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Worm-eating Warbler
Got the Worm-eating Warbler on the southeast side of Munger’s Lake, in the forest off the path. It was in the proximity of Tee 3 and Tee 4.

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Date: 1/12/18 8:48 pm
From: Chris Conard <conardc...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Reichmuth Park Birds, Sacramento
Hi folks,

In addition to the previously reported Worm-eating Warbler (short video:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/conardc/38762659695), I wanted to pass along
a report by Gary Woods of an immature male Costa's Hummingbird by the
frisbee golf 7th "tee." I was unable to find that bird in a search around
4pm. The location is along the tree line south of the tennis court (the tee
is not labeled, but there are stairs near the #6 basket where the bird was
found earlier in the day).

Also of interest was a seemingly out of place flyover Ferruginous Hawk;
during the past two Sacramento CBCs I have seen one near the Sacramento
River and 35th Ave (it must forage mostly in the ag land on the Yolo side
of the river). Purple Finches were showing really well this afternoon, with
six in view at one time along the canal at the south end of the park. Of
modest note were a Hutton's Vireo and a Varied Thrush.

All the best,

Chris Conard
Sacramento

 

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Date: 1/12/18 4:59 pm
From: <mdodder...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Reichmuth Park Worm-eating Warbler
The Worm-eating Warbler was seen well and repeatedly by my Palo Alto Adult School birding class this morning from about 11:00 to noon. It was first refound by Eric Goodill on the berm above tee-3 with a large and active flock of mostly Bushtits in the canopy! It then moved down from the trees into the more expected dead ivy beside the short path leading to the main trail. As the flock seemed to be moving back over the swamp, we followed the trail to the more open area and the crossover path leading over the open waterway. We finally relocated the bird on the far end of the waterway, in the tangled dead vines off the trail. Long story short, it was by watching and listening for the Bushtit flick that we succeeded.

Matthew Dodder
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Date: 1/12/18 4:54 pm
From: Erin Hess <pompeii9...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Worm-eating warbler
Continues this afternoon at Reichmuth Park. Birders watching as of 3:30 pm. On east side of muddy trail going to hole #3.Sorry for the short message, just wanted to let folks know if they are heading over.Erin HessSacramento 

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Date: 1/12/18 1:51 pm
From: <sami182...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Yolo County Putah Creek birds update
Hi all,
Yesterday I went to look for the Louisiana Waterthrush and American Dipper near the bridge, Hwy 128 below Monticello Dam. I found the dipper more than 100 yards downstream of bridge. No Waterthrush seen. I talking with others and hearing their report it appears it is very hard to find since it moves a great deal as far as below the resort (don't go onto the property, our reputation is at stake) to upstream of bridge. Best is to pick a spot and just hang around for a day!!
Pileated Woodpecker is hard to see in Yolo county but there is one or two in the vicinity of Fishing access #1. We saw it as we drove into the parking area in front of the car.
https://www.facebook.com/sami.larocca.1/videos/1576671359049005/ https://www.facebook.com/sami.larocca.1/videos/1576671359049005/

Enjoy,
Sami LaRocca
Woodland


 

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Date: 1/12/18 12:56 pm
From: Wayne Blunk <wayne.blunk...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds]



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Date: 1/12/18 12:18 pm
From: 'John and Glennah Trochet' <trochetj...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [CVBirds] Worm-eating Warbler
Dear Birders,



The worm-eating warbler was subsequently refound by Dan Murphy and Jim Lomax
near the south end of the "swamp," seen from a muddy eastern margin of the
narrow extension of the lake. It worked its way north along the dense,
brushy growth there, lingering mainly in areas with concentrations of dead
leaves. Then, at the point just before the vegetation adjacent to the water
becomes reeds, it flew back to the northwest.



The bird was known to be covering lots of ground today. That may well be
typical. If that southern visit was part of a regular circuit, it would be
a good place to look in the morning when the sun (if the fog ever lifts
early) would be at your back.



Best,

John Trochet

Sacramento





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<jfholmes...> [central_valley_birds]
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2018 8:33 AM
To: Central_Valley_Birds@Yahoogroups. Com
Subject: [CVBirds] Worm-eating Warbler





First heard at 8:07 a.m.

Seen and photographed from 8:15 to 8:20 am.

With a mixed flock, around the third tee.

Thanks

Jim Holmes
Sacramento




 

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Date: 1/12/18 12:11 pm
From: Eric Goodill <ericgmac...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Worm-eating Warbler continues at noon
Several birders had brief looks at the WORM-EATING WARBLER on the berm above T3. It had been previously seen near T3 with Bushtits. The Bushtits flew up the berm and were high in the oaks while the warbler stayed with them but near the ground. Then it suddenly decided to fly up to join the high Bushtits at which point we lost it.

-Eric Goodill
Menlo Park

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Date: 1/12/18 8:32 am
From: James Holmes <jfholmes...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Worm-eating Warbler
First heard at 8:07 a.m.

Seen and photographed from 8:15 to 8:20 am.

With a mixed flock, around the third tee.

Thanks

Jim Holmes
Sacramento

 

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Date: 1/11/18 9:33 am
From: Jim Rowoth <rowoth...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Reichmuth Wormy
Where large log is lying right on E side of trail, well N of tee pad #3. Will attempt to post Photo of Area on my Facebook page.
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Stockton

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Date: 1/11/18 9:25 am
From: Jim Rowoth <rowoth...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Wormy success!
Wm Rockey just found wormy just N, low in weeds foraging with kinglet. More details on location in a few minutes.
Jim Rowoth
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Date: 1/11/18 1:35 am
From: Terry Colborn <tlcbirding...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Eurasian Wigeon - SWAINSON’S HAWK YBWMA 01.10.18
Driving north on the Yolo Basin auto tour route toward parking lot B, we found a drake EURASIAN WIGEON on the east side of the return road, about 1/4 mile before reaching lot B. It was swimming with a mixed group of ducks.

Prior to entering the refuge, there was a juvenile SWAINSON’S HAWK circling overhead on CR 32A, just north of the I-80 overpass.

Cheers,
Terry Colborn
Davis, CA

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Date: 1/10/18 8:36 am
From: <trochetj...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] worm-eating warbler continues at Reichmuth Park, Sacramento

seen two minutes ago

John Trochet
Sacramento

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Date: 1/9/18 5:19 pm
From: <gbbirder...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Snowy Plover, Folsom Lake (Placer)
Greetings Birders,
Yesterday evening at around 4:30pm I had a SNOWY PLOVER along the shoreline just to the right of the main launch ramp area at the Granite Bay access to Folsom Lake. The eBird report which includes
picts can be found at.........
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41758532 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41758532



Get Out There!
Ron Pozzi
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Date: 1/9/18 3:36 pm
From: <maryolo1...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [CVBirds] Yolo Bypass trail conditions RFI
Today the upper auto tour route had to be closed due to very slippery conditions. Also, the South Davis drain was pumping water through the levee and bringing the water over the road in at least one area. The main auto tour route is currently open, sunrise to sunset.

Mary Schiedt
Davis







-----Original Message-----
From: Matthew Dodder <mdodder...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
To: Cvbirds <central_valley_birds...>
Sent: Tue, Jan 9, 2018 3:28 pm
Subject: [CVBirds] Yolo Bypass trail conditions RFI







I was planning on touring Yolo Bypass this Friday...
But In light of this week's rain makes me wonder,
is Yolo Bypass likely to be open and drivable by the end of the week?


thanks in advance,
Matthew Dodder
Mountain View







 

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Date: 1/9/18 3:24 pm
From: Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [CVBirds] Yolo Bypass trail conditions RFI
it's generally open except if the Bypass floods. I doubt that's likely--
but check the Fremont Weir gauge. It floods at 32 feet.

http://cdec.water.ca.gov/jspplot/jspPlotServlet.jsp?sensor_no=605&end=&geom=&interval=&cookies=




On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 3:18 PM, Matthew Dodder <mdodder...>
[central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> I was planning on touring Yolo Bypass this Friday...
> But In light of this week's rain makes me wonder,
> is Yolo Bypass likely to be open and drivable by the end of the week?
>
> thanks in advance,
> Matthew Dodder
> Mountain View
>
>
>



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Date: 1/9/18 3:19 pm
From: Matthew Dodder <mdodder...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Yolo Bypass trail conditions RFI
I was planning on touring Yolo Bypass this Friday...But In light of this week's rain makes me wonder, is Yolo Bypass likely to be open and drivable by the end of the week?
thanks in advance,Matthew DodderMountain View
 

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Date: 1/9/18 2:21 pm
From: <timmonswilliams83...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Palm Warbler refound, WWTP, Yolo
The Palm Warbler originally found by Stan Hunter on 11/24/2017 was refound at the Woodland Water treatment Plant today by my brother Robert Williams (visiting from Tallahassee, FL) and me today. It was in the same vicinity as before, the northeastern corner of the southeastern-most pond. There was also a Rock wren and one Western Sandpiper in the same pond. Rick Williams, Woodlandebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41778348
 

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Date: 1/9/18 12:59 pm
From: Dan Murphy <murpete09...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Worm-eating Warbler habitat
If you go to try to refind the Worm-eating Warbler at Reichmuth Park, you will find the area around tee of the third hole for Frisbee golf is now six to ten inches deep in water.  This includes most of the trail.  
Dan MurphySacramento
 

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Date: 1/9/18 12:16 pm
From: <sharks_hockey_maniac...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Re: Reichmuth Park Worm-eating Warbler, afternoon report (fail)
I just realized that this was posted to SJBirds and not CVBirds. So I'm posting the original message from Jim Rowoth from Sunday and my response from yesterday. Sorry if any made an attempt today and got their feet wet.

Ralph


---In <sjbirds...>, <rowoth@...> wrote :

Despite concerted effort, nearly a dozen birders were unsuccessful at relocating the Worm-eating Warbler at Reichmuth Park from 1:00 to 4:30 today. We searched the countless clusters of dead leaves from eye-level down in the vicinity of the frisbee golf tee #3 sign, where the trail forks, both sides of the trail, and found several clumps of black cottonwood leaves that appeared to match those in photos from earlier today. Skulkers that did reveal themselves included Hermit Thrush, Orange-crowned Warbler, Fox & Lincoln Sparrow, Pacific Wren (h.o. for me), along with Purple Finch, Bushtits, Spotted Towhee. I’ve only seen one report that mentions it occasionally vocalizing; we all listened intently this afternoon without detecting it. Some of us also searched the muddy dead-end trail on the E side of the ditch into the marsh.

Who knows how long this bird has been at this site, but I’d guess it is unlikely to take off, given the current and upcoming weather conditions. Plus there is apparently available of food here, so I wouldn’t give up. Anyone chasing this bird in the next several days, however, would be well advised to wear rubber boots, as it was quite muddy today, even before tomorrow’s forecast rain.

I’m sending this message in the belief that sometimes negative reports can be just as revealing as positive reports. Good luck!

Jim Rowoth
Stockton




Dale Swanberg and I spent three hours in the rain looking for the WEWA, starting at approx. 10:30 this morning. We dipped on the warbler but did see a male VARIED THRUSH. We searched the area near the #3 tee and the short dead-end trail (twice).

And to expand on Jim's warning about rubber boots: if you plan to look for this bird in the next few days I would advise wearing knee boots. The water was rising quite quickly while Dale and I were there, portions of the trails on both sides of the ditch were already partially flooded when we arrived and the water grew deeper as we waited. The trail on the east side was almost completely inundated when we left.

Ralph Baker, Riverbank
 

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Date: 1/8/18 10:42 am
From: Kirk Swenson <khswenson...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [CVBirds] Sutter County Harris’s Sparrow
The continuing Harris's Sparrow put in an appearance yesterday ~3:15 after
about 90 minutes of searching. Shortly after I arrived a Sharp-shinned Hawk
blew through flushing all the finches and sparrows and it took a while for
them to settle down again. Mediocre photos are available at
https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41734409.

Good birding!
Kirk Swenson
Davis, CA

On Sat, Dec 30, 2017 at 11:52 AM, Shannon Skalos <sskalos4...>
[central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Howdy birders,
>
> The Harris’s Sparrow continues at the private residence on Meridian Road.
> We found the bird after about 40 mins of scanning two sparrow flocks.. One
> in the olive trees along the driveway, and the other in the northeast
> corner of the fenced in field where the chickens are roosting (north of the
> coop). The bird was at the latter location, coming into the field to forage
> from the brush just behind the fence. That’s Sutter County bird #199 for me!
>
> Dan and I just returned from a spectacular South Texas birding trip where
> we saw several (in range) Harris’s Sparrows.
>
> Good bird!
>
> Shannon and Dan Skalos
> Woodland, CA
>
>
>

 

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Date: 1/7/18 9:58 pm
From: <rosita94598...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] StatenIsland Road Sunday evening Jan 7
We did not arrive until about twenty to five, but it was still light despite the overcast. Several 1000s of Cackling Geese were on the east side of the paved section of the road. My wife and I drove south to the equipment garage, maybe 2-1/2 miles south on the unpaved portion of Staten Island Road, before we turned around. Many skeins of Snow Geese flying in; a couple Ross's Geese were seen with them. Sandhill Cranes called from the ground and the air. Rosita and I were not alone, several other cars of birders were also out there enjoying the spectacle.

Hugh B. Harvey
Walnut Creek


 

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Date: 1/7/18 7:02 pm
From: tlaloc27 <rowoth...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Cautionary tale
I received a call yesterday from local friends birding in the northern Central Valley, whose car was seriously vandalized while out birding. The way I understand it, when they drove up, there was a suspicious looking character & car in the parking lot, but they judged him to be harmless and locked the car and went on their way. In less than 15 minutes, they heard the car alarm and returned to the damaged, undrivable car. There was no theft, simply vandalism. After notifying the authorities, they called me for a ride home to the Stockton area. I’m keeping this generalized and anonymous because this could easily apply to all of us and many of the places we go birding.

I was happy to be of assistance, but the bottom line here is if you someone that makes you uneasy when you are out birding, especially at a remote location, listen to your gut. Find another place to go birding!

Jim Rowoth
Stockton

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Date: 1/7/18 6:43 pm
From: tlaloc27 <rowoth...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Reichmuth Park Worm-eating Warbler, afternoon report (fail)
Despite concerted effort, nearly a dozen birders were unsuccessful at relocating the Worm-eating Warbler at Reichmuth Park from 1:00 to 4:30 today. We searched the countless clusters of dead leaves from eye-level down in the vicinity of the frisbee golf tee #3 sign, where the trail forks, both sides of the trail, and found several clumps of black cottonwood leaves that appeared to match those in photos from earlier today. Skulkers that did reveal themselves included Hermit Thrush, Orange-crowned Warbler, Fox & Lincoln Sparrow, Pacific Wren (h.o. for me), along with Purple Finch, Bushtits, Spotted Towhee. I’ve only seen one report that mentions it occasionally vocalizing; we all listened intently this afternoon without detecting it. Some of us also searched the muddy dead-end trail on the E side of the ditch into the marsh.

Who knows how long this bird has been at this site, but I’d guess it is unlikely to take off, given the current and upcoming weather conditions. Plus there is apparently available of food here, so I wouldn’t give up. Anyone chasing this bird in the next several days, however, would be well advised to wear rubber boots, as it was quite muddy today, even before tomorrow’s forecast rain.

I’m sending this message in the belief that sometimes negative reports can be just as revealing as positive reports. Good luck!

Jim Rowoth
Stockton




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Date: 1/7/18 11:48 am
From: Chris Conard <conardc...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Worm-eating Warbler continues at Reichmuth in Sacramento
It was spotted midmorning east of the 3rd "tee" of the frisbee golf and is
still being seen sporadically through 1140 by many, but just for a few
seconds at a time.

Chris Conard
Sacramento
--please excuse this brief message sent with my phone

On Jan 6, 2018 5:26 PM, "John Sterling <jsterling...>
[countybirders]" <countybirders-noreply...> wrote:



Didn’t see this come through yet via email.
great description

John Sterling
VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV

26 Palm Ave
<https://maps.google.com/?q=26+Palm+Ave+Woodland,+CA%C2%A095695+530&entry=gmail&source=g>
Woodland, CA
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95695
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530 908-3836 <(530)%20908-3836>
<jsterling...>
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Begin forwarded message:

*From: *Frances Oliver <hummer52...>
*Subject: **Fwd: [eBird Alert] Needs Alert for Sacramento County <hourly>*
*Date: *January 6, 2018 at 5:23:52 PM PST
*To: *John Sterling <jsterling...>



Frances

Begin forwarded message:

*From:* <ebird-alert...>
*Date:* January 6, 2018 at 5:06:47 PM PST
*To:* <hummer52...>
*Subject:* *[eBird Alert] Needs Alert for Sacramento County <hourly>*

*** Species Summary:

- Worm-eating Warbler (1 report)

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Thank you for subscribing to the <hourly> Needs Alert for Sacramento
County.The report below shows observations of species you have not seen in
Sacramento County, based on your eBird observations. View or unsubscribe
to this alert at http://ebird.org/ebird/alert/summary?sid=SN34278
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Worm-eating Warbler (Helmitheros vermivorum) (1)
- Reported Jan 06, 2018 13:35 by Andrew Lee
- Reichmuth Park, Sacramento, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=38.513486,-
121.5169215&ll=38.513486,-121.5169215
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41690994
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Midway along the dirt path that leads into the marsh but then
dead ends. Frustrating typical worm-eating beahvior. Tan colored warbler
with a sharp spike like bill and distinct head pattern. Skulking deep in
the undergrowth, probing into dead leaves. Could not take any clear photos
with the sun in my face and the camera not focusing on the bird. Did get
one photo that shows the head pattern. No play back calls as the bird may
be wintering."

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Date: 1/6/18 12:48 pm
From: Kirk Swenson <khswenson...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [CVBirds] Yolo Northern Waterthrush
The Northern Waterthrush found by Keith Bailey, Jason Riggio, Nick Dorian,
and Eric LoPresti and independently by Chris Dunford was refound this
morning. It was first seen ~8:40 at the location where the bird was
originally found below the bridge on Canyon Creek Resort property (seen
from Solano County side). I picked up an LBJ flying upstream along the Yolo
side of the creek which landed in the shaded area underneath a bush at the
edge of the creek ~10 yards upstream of where KB, JR, ND, and EL originally
found it. I saw it for 5-10 sec as it foraged under the shrub and briefly
perched on a rock before it disappeared. When I couldn't relocate it I
headed back upstream toward the bridge, where I refound the bird foraging
on the Yolo County side just upstream of the bridge ~9:10. I was able to
snap some photos before it flew across the creek to the Solano County side,
which allowed me to take some more photos.

Good Birding!
Kirk Swenson
Davis, CA


On Thu, Jan 4, 2018 at 11:42 AM Jason Riggio <jriggio...>
[central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Happy New Year Birders!
>
> On an early year trip up Putah Creek canyon we dipped on Dipper and
> Pileated, but Keith Bailey and I did manage to turn up a Northern
> Waterthrush poking around downstream of the 128 bridge and the small island
> on the Yolo side below the RVs. The linked eBird checklist has a photo
> (more to come - thanks to Nick Dorian’s quick camera work!) and a Google
> Maps screenshot of pin marking the exact location of the find. We lost the
> bird moving downstream, but had to get back to Davis so couldn’t spend much
> extra time trying to refind it.
>
> http://ebird..org/ebird/view/checklist/S41619212
> <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41619212>
>
> Jason Riggio
> Davis, CA
>
>
>

 

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Date: 1/4/18 10:52 pm
From: Sally Walters <bajaowl...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [CVBirds] Yolo Northern Waterthrush
Please note that RV Park is private. The best access and view is the trail across the bridge looking toward RV’s

Sally Walters Schmoldt
Sacramento CA

Sent from my iPhone

On Jan 4, 2018, at 11:42 AM, Jason Riggio <jriggio...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> wrote:

Happy New Year Birders!


On an early year trip up Putah Creek canyon we dipped on Dipper and Pileated, but Keith Bailey and I did manage to turn up a Northern Waterthrush poking around downstream of the 128 bridge and the small island on the Yolo side below the RVs. The linked eBird checklist has a photo (more to come - thanks to Nick Dorian’s quick camera work!) and a Google Maps screenshot of pin marking the exact location of the find. We lost the bird moving downstream, but had to get back to Davis so couldn’t spend much extra time trying to refind it.

http://ebird..org/ebird/view/checklist/S41619212

Jason Riggio
Davis, CA

 

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Date: 1/4/18 6:28 pm
From: Kirk Swenson <khswenson...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [CVBirds] Yolo Northern Waterthrush
Wouldn't that be the fourth Cassin's Vireo in Yolo this winter (North
Davis, Wild Wings, Winters, Elk Slough)?

Kirk

On Thu, Jan 4, 2018 at 6:09 PM Steve Hampton <stevechampton...>
[central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Which would now be the third Cassin's Vireo in Yolo County this winter
>
>
>
> On Thu, Jan 4, 2018 at 4:44 PM Andrew Engilis <aengilisjr...>
> wrote:
>
>> Add to that a Cassin’s Vireo we found yesterday on Elk Slough near the
>> Bogel Winery. Count week for Rio Cosumnes Count.
>>
>>
>>
>> Andrew Engilis, Jr.
>>
>> Curator
>>
>> Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology
>>
>> One Shield Avenus
>>
>> University of California
>>
>> Davis, CA 95616
>>
>> USA
>>
>>
>>
>> Office Phone: 530-752-0364
>>
>> Cell: 530-902-1881
>>
>> FAX: 530-752-4154
>>
>> E-mail: <aengilisjr...>
>>
>> Website: http://mwfb.ucdavis.edu
>>
>>
>>
>> *From:* <central_valley_birds...> [mailto:
>> <central_valley_birds...>] *On Behalf Of *Steve Hampton
>> <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds]
>> *Sent:* Thursday, January 4, 2018 4:41 PM
>> *To:* Central Valley Birds <central_valley_birds...>
>> *Subject:* Re: [CVBirds] Yolo Northern Waterthrush
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Fantastic-- and now the 9th species of warbler in Yolo County this
>> winter.
>>
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Jan 4, 2018 at 11:42 AM, Jason Riggio <jriggio...>
>> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
>> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> Happy New Year Birders!
>>
>>
>>
>> On an early year trip up Putah Creek canyon we dipped on Dipper and
>> Pileated, but Keith Bailey and I did manage to turn up a Northern
>> Waterthrush poking around downstream of the 128 bridge and the small island
>> on the Yolo side below the RVs. The linked eBird checklist has a photo
>> (more to come - thanks to Nick Dorian’s quick camera work!) and a Google
>> Maps screenshot of pin marking the exact location of the find. We lost the
>> bird moving downstream, but had to get back to Davis so couldn’t spend much
>> extra time trying to refind it.
>>
>>
>>
>> http://ebird..org/ebird/view/checklist/S41619212
>> <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41619212>
>>
>>
>>
>> Jason Riggio
>>
>> Davis, CA
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>>
>> Steve Hampton
>>
>> Davis, CA
>>
>> --
> Steve Hampton
> Davis, CA
>
>
>

 

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Date: 1/4/18 6:09 pm
From: Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [CVBirds] Yolo Northern Waterthrush
Which would now be the third Cassin's Vireo in Yolo County this winter


On Thu, Jan 4, 2018 at 4:44 PM Andrew Engilis <aengilisjr...>
wrote:

> Add to that a Cassin’s Vireo we found yesterday on Elk Slough near the
> Bogel Winery. Count week for Rio Cosumnes Count.
>
>
>
> Andrew Engilis, Jr.
>
> Curator
>
> Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology
>
> One Shield Avenus
>
> University of California
>
> Davis, CA 95616
>
> USA
>
>
>
> Office Phone: 530-752-0364
>
> Cell: 530-902-1881
>
> FAX: 530-752-4154
>
> E-mail: <aengilisjr...>
>
> Website: http://mwfb.ucdavis.edu
>
>
>
> *From:* <central_valley_birds...> [mailto:
> <central_valley_birds...>] *On Behalf Of *Steve Hampton
> <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds]
> *Sent:* Thursday, January 4, 2018 4:41 PM
> *To:* Central Valley Birds <central_valley_birds...>
> *Subject:* Re: [CVBirds] Yolo Northern Waterthrush
>
>
>
>
>
> Fantastic-- and now the 9th species of warbler in Yolo County this
> winter.
>
>
>
> On Thu, Jan 4, 2018 at 11:42 AM, Jason Riggio <jriggio...>
> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
> wrote:
>
>
>
> Happy New Year Birders!
>
>
>
> On an early year trip up Putah Creek canyon we dipped on Dipper and
> Pileated, but Keith Bailey and I did manage to turn up a Northern
> Waterthrush poking around downstream of the 128 bridge and the small island
> on the Yolo side below the RVs. The linked eBird checklist has a photo
> (more to come - thanks to Nick Dorian’s quick camera work!) and a Google
> Maps screenshot of pin marking the exact location of the find. We lost the
> bird moving downstream, but had to get back to Davis so couldn’t spend much
> extra time trying to refind it.
>
>
>
> http://ebird..org/ebird/view/checklist/S41619212
> <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41619212>
>
>
>
> Jason Riggio
>
> Davis, CA
>
>
>
>
>
> --
>
> Steve Hampton
>
> Davis, CA
>
>
>
--
Steve Hampton
Davis, CA

 

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Date: 1/4/18 5:04 pm
From: Larry Parmeter <lanparmeter3...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Merced NWR CBC
On January 3, a group of birders held the annual Merced National
Wildlife Refuge CBC. We had a successful, with 108 species, including Bald
Eagle, Ferruginous and Rough-legged Hawk, Prairie Falcon, Peregrine
Falcon, Long-billed Curlew, Spotted Sandpiper, Yellow-billed Magpie, and
California Towhee. Many thanks to all who participated.
Larry Parmeter
Fresno Audubon Society


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Date: 1/4/18 4:44 pm
From: Andrew Engilis <aengilisjr...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [CVBirds] Yolo Northern Waterthrush
Add to that a Cassin’s Vireo we found yesterday on Elk Slough near the Bogel Winery. Count week for Rio Cosumnes Count.

Andrew Engilis, Jr.
Curator
Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology
One Shield Avenus
University of California
Davis, CA 95616
USA

Office Phone: 530-752-0364
Cell: 530-902-1881
FAX: 530-752-4154
E-mail: <aengilisjr...><mailto:<aengilisjr...>
Website: http://mwfb.ucdavis.edu<http://mwfb.ucdavis.edu/>

From: <central_valley_birds...> [mailto:<central_valley_birds...>] On Behalf Of Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds]
Sent: Thursday, January 4, 2018 4:41 PM
To: Central Valley Birds <central_valley_birds...>
Subject: Re: [CVBirds] Yolo Northern Waterthrush


Fantastic-- and now the 9th species of warbler in Yolo County this winter.

On Thu, Jan 4, 2018 at 11:42 AM, Jason Riggio <jriggio...><mailto:<jriggio...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...><mailto:<central_valley_birds-noreply...>> wrote:


Happy New Year Birders!

On an early year trip up Putah Creek canyon we dipped on Dipper and Pileated, but Keith Bailey and I did manage to turn up a Northern Waterthrush poking around downstream of the 128 bridge and the small island on the Yolo side below the RVs. The linked eBird checklist has a photo (more to come - thanks to Nick Dorian’s quick camera work!) and a Google Maps screenshot of pin marking the exact location of the find. We lost the bird moving downstream, but had to get back to Davis so couldn’t spend much extra time trying to refind it.

http://ebird..org/ebird/view/checklist/S41619212<http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41619212>

Jason Riggio
Davis, CA



--
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Davis, CA

 

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Date: 1/4/18 4:40 pm
From: Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [CVBirds] Yolo Northern Waterthrush
Fantastic-- and now the 9th species of warbler in Yolo County this winter.

On Thu, Jan 4, 2018 at 11:42 AM, Jason Riggio <jriggio...>
[central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Happy New Year Birders!
>
> On an early year trip up Putah Creek canyon we dipped on Dipper and
> Pileated, but Keith Bailey and I did manage to turn up a Northern
> Waterthrush poking around downstream of the 128 bridge and the small island
> on the Yolo side below the RVs. The linked eBird checklist has a photo
> (more to come - thanks to Nick Dorian’s quick camera work!) and a Google
> Maps screenshot of pin marking the exact location of the find. We lost the
> bird moving downstream, but had to get back to Davis so couldn’t spend much
> extra time trying to refind it.
>
> http://ebird..org/ebird/view/checklist/S41619212
> <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41619212>
>
> Jason Riggio
> Davis, CA
>
>
>



--
Steve Hampton
Davis, CA

 

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Date: 1/4/18 4:39 pm
From: Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] orange morph Purple Finch
or strawberry blonde, at my fountain in north Davis.

This is regular in House Finches but I've never seen it in Purple Finch.

Pics at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41628739



--
Steve Hampton
Davis, CA

 

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Date: 1/4/18 11:43 am
From: Jason Riggio <jriggio...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Yolo Northern Waterthrush
Happy New Year Birders!

On an early year trip up Putah Creek canyon we dipped on Dipper and Pileated, but Keith Bailey and I did manage to turn up a Northern Waterthrush poking around downstream of the 128 bridge and the small island on the Yolo side below the RVs. The linked eBird checklist has a photo (more to come - thanks to Nick Dorian’s quick camera work!) and a Google Maps screenshot of pin marking the exact location of the find. We lost the bird moving downstream, but had to get back to Davis so couldn’t spend much extra time trying to refind it.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41619212 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41619212>

Jason Riggio
Davis, CA
 

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Date: 1/1/18 9:23 pm
From: Paul Lake <paullake47...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Black-bellied plovers
21 black bellied plovers on eastside Warren Rd. off Cornelius between Pacific and Pleasant Grove    <paullake47...> Roseville 
 

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Date: 1/1/18 11:31 am
From: Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] changing climate and overwintering migrants
A sobering fact about our changing climate: in December 2017 in Yolo County
there were 3 species of orioles and 8 species of warblers:

Orchard Oriole (1)
Hooded Oriole (pair in north Davis)
Bullock's Oriole (1)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (expected)
Orange-cr Warbler (expected)
Common Yellowthroat (expected)
Black-thr Gray Warbler (at least 8 individuals)
Townsend's Warbler (at least 3 individuals)
Wilson's Warbler (1)
Yellow Warbler (1)
Palm Warbler (1)
also, there were 2 Cassin's Vireos and several Western Tanagers. Blue-gray
Gnatcatchers are also over-wintering in many new locations the last two
years.

Compared to 10, or even 3, years ago, this is astounding.

Also noteworthy is a seeming dearth of Cedar Waxwings, which are presumably
staying further north.

--
Steve Hampton
Davis, CA

 

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Date: 1/1/18 10:19 am
From: Chris Conard <conardc...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Re: California Thrasher in Folsom
Continuing on 1/1. Details here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41506810

Chris Conard
Sacramento
--please excuse this brief message sent with my phone

On Dec 31, 2017 8:41 AM, "Chris Conard" <conardc...> wrote:

> Rather improbably, a California Thrasher was singing this morning from
> half way up a transmission tower on the corner of Oak Ave Parkway and Blue
> Ravine near the dog park. As I was leaving, it flew down and landed in the
> bike jump area.
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41466491
>
> This is a pretty tough species to come by in Sacramento County.
>
> Chris Conard
> Sacramento
> --please excuse this brief message sent with my phone
>

 

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Date: 12/31/17 5:08 pm
From: Larry Parmeter <lanparmeter3...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Merced NWR CBC
To all birders-
The annual Merced National Wildlife Refuge Christmas Bird
Count will take place on Wednesday, Jan 3, 2018-We will meet at the
parking lot of the Merced refuge off of Sandy Mush Road at 7am and go from
there-good birds in the past have included tens of thousands of Snow and
Ross's Geese, Bald Eagles, Peregrine Falcons, Ferruginous and Rough-legged
Hawks, Eastern Phoebes, Mountain Plovers, and many others. All are welcome
to join us.
Hope to see you at the refuge on January 3!
Larry Parmeter
Fresno Audubon Society
559-276-8753
<lanparmeter3...>

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Date: 12/31/17 8:43 am
From: Chris Conard <conardc...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] California Thrasher in Folsom
Rather improbably, a California Thrasher was singing this morning from half
way up a transmission tower on the corner of Oak Ave Parkway and Blue
Ravine near the dog park. As I was leaving, it flew down and landed in the
bike jump area.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41466491

This is a pretty tough species to come by in Sacramento County.

Chris Conard
Sacramento
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Date: 12/31/17 12:04 am
From: Kirk Swenson <khswenson...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Short-eared Owls at Plainsfield School
This afternoon at Plainsfield School in addition to the expected
Ferruginous Hawks (three when I was there, six earlier in the day fide
Steve Hampton) there were three Short-eared Owls. Two were found perched on
a fencepost and a bush respectively a little before 5:00 and a third bird
started hunting around 5:10. Eventually, multiple birds were hunting and
calling. It's possible there were more than three birds but I never saw
more than three at once. A few days ago I stopped by the traditional
Short-eared Owl spot on Road 30 at dusk and saw none, so Plainsfield School
may be a better bet for those looking to add Short-eared Owl to their year
list on the last day of the year.

Earlier this afternoon, I had another Short-eared Owl on Road 89 south of
Road 14. The bird was flushed by hunters in a field east of Road 89. Other
birds in that general vicinity included another Ferruginous Hawk and a
Golden Eagle (Road 88) and a Prairie Falcon (Road 13).

For another end-of-year possibility, yesterday on Road 53 out of Guinda I
had two Western Screech-Owls, three Northern Pygmy-Owls, two Mountain
Quail, two Golden Eagles, a flock of about a dozen Band-tailed Pigeons, a
Canyon Wren, one or two Varied Thrushes, and 30+ Purple Finches.

Good birding!
Kirk Swenson
Davis, CA

 

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Date: 12/30/17 11:57 am
From: Shannon Skalos <sskalos4...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Sutter County Harris’s Sparrow
Howdy birders,

The Harris’s Sparrow continues at the private residence on Meridian Road. We found the bird after about 40 mins of scanning two sparrow flocks.. One in the olive trees along the driveway, and the other in the northeast corner of the fenced in field where the chickens are roosting (north of the coop). The bird was at the latter location, coming into the field to forage from the brush just behind the fence. That’s Sutter County bird #199 for me!

Dan and I just returned from a spectacular South Texas birding trip where we saw several (in range) Harris’s Sparrows.

Good bird!

Shannon and Dan Skalos
Woodland, CA




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Date: 12/30/17 10:36 am
From: ColimaBirder <colimabirder...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [CVBirds] Re: [CB] Pacific Golden-Plover @ Placer Co.
Found this morning again at 10 AM Standing in the less wet northwest
corner of the field.

Bruce Webb, Granite Bay

On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 5:24 PM <ERPFROMCA...> [central_valley_birds] <
<central_valley_birds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Small correction. This bird was first found yesterday on the Lincoln CBC
> by Jane Taylor, ID'd and photographed by Ed Harper then.
>
> Ed Pandolfino
> Sacramento
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>
> In a message dated 12/29/2017 10:28:31 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> <countybirders-noreply...> writes:
>
> Reporting for Ed Pandolfino:
>
> Ed Pandolfino, Ed Harper, and Jon Dunn just found a PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER
> in a shallowly flooded field on the west side of Brewer Rd. and
> approximately 1/4 mi south of Philip Rd in Placer Co.
>
> Possibly a first County record according to Ed’s records.
>
> Good Birding!
> Frances
>
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> Posted by: Frances Oliver <hummer52...>
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Date: 12/29/17 11:27 am
From: John Sterling <jsterling...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [CVBirds] Pacific Golden-Plover @ Placer Co.
great find and long overdue first Placer record according to my records

John Sterling
VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV

26 Palm Ave
Woodland, CA 95695
530 908-3836
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> On Dec 29, 2017, at 10:25 AM, Frances Oliver <hummer52...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Reporting for Ed Pandolfino:
>
> Ed Pandolfino, Ed Harper, and Jon Dunn just found a PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER in a shallowly flooded field on the west side of Brewer Rd. and approximately 1/4 mi south of Philip Rd in Placer Co.
>
> Possibly a first County record according to Ed’s records.
>
> Good Birding!
> Frances
>
>


 

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Date: 12/29/17 10:26 am
From: Frances Oliver <hummer52...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Pacific Golden-Plover @ Placer Co.
Reporting for Ed Pandolfino:

Ed Pandolfino, Ed Harper, and Jon Dunn just found a PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER in a shallowly flooded field on the west side of Brewer Rd. and approximately 1/4 mi south of Philip Rd in Placer Co.

Possibly a first County record according to Ed’s records.

Good Birding!
Frances


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Date: 12/28/17 5:59 pm
From: Terry Colborn <tlcbirding...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Northern Shrike 12.28.17
Greetings,
While birding at Sac NWR today, my wife and I spotted an immature Northern Shrike. We saw the bird on the backside of the auto tour loop, about 1/4 mile north of the viewing platform. I noted the faint stippling on the breast, the pale gray back, larger bill, and the lack of black feathers across the top of the bill. We were on the bird for about 30 secs. before it flew off. We doubled back around on the auto tour and relocated the shrike at the NE corner where the road turns to the west, by the gated drain. It was teed up on a small, bare tree, but immediately flew off. After 20 mins. of scanning we failed to find it again. This the same general area of the refuge Northern Shrike has been seen in years past.

We also watched Merlin pluck and devour a sparrow sp.

Cheers and good birding,
Terry and Diane Colborn
Davis, CA


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Date: 12/27/17 6:23 pm
From: Joyce Bond <chantedor...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [CVBirds] Re: [CB] Sutter County Harris Sparrow
Is the address given on Meridian Rd in the town of Meridian?

Thanks,
Joyce Bond
Paradise, CA

On Wed, Dec 27, 2017 at 1:28 PM, John Sterling <jsterling...>
[central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> wrote:

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>
> The Harris’s Sparrow continues today, but can take patience to see.
>
>
> John Sterling
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> 26 Palm Ave
> <https://maps.google.com/?q=26+Palm+Ave+Woodland,+CA%C2%A095695+530&entry=gmail&source=g>
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> 95695
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> 530 908-3836 <(530)%20908-3836>
> <jsterling...>
> www..sterlingbirds.com
>
>
>
> On Dec 26, 2017, at 5:16 PM, James Laughlin <ja_laughlin...>
> [countybirders] <countybirders-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
> Birders,
>
> I received a phone call this morning from John Luther about a Harris
> Sparrow in Sutter County first found by Matt Forster on Christmas. John and
> Francis Oliver both refound the bird early this morning. The bird is
> located at 2410 S. Meridian Rd. The home owner is accepting visitors. She
> said to please park in the gravel area in the front of the house and you
> can walk down the drive to the back of the house. The bird has been all
> over the yard. John had it on the ground near a group of olive trees in the
> back. I refound it in the chicken pen south of the chicken coop around 3:45
> today. Thanks for the call John! A good end for a great year.
>
> Good luck if you go!
>
> Cheers
> Jim Laughlin
> Plumas Lake
>
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Date: 12/26/17 8:40 pm
From: <michaelperrone10...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Pacific wren in urban Davis
This morning a Pacific wren was in a front yard on Bryant Place in east Davis. It was quite a surprise, being a personal first for my Slide Hill Park neighborhood in thirty-one winters of birding. The same area continues to host a Hutton's vireo, gnatcatcher, and black-throated gray warbler.


Michael Perrone
Davis
 

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