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9/24/18 12:37 pm Andrew Engilis <aengilisjr...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Migrant Mix on Putah Creek
9/23/18 6:06 pm My Info <joan.humphrey...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Continuing Yolo Blackpoll Warbler
9/23/18 11:35 am Chris Conard <conardc...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Canada Warbler at William Land Park, Sacramento
9/22/18 10:19 am My Info <joan.humphrey...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Yolo Blackpoll continues on Putah Creek
9/21/18 10:17 am Leo Edson <leoedson...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Re: Yolo Townsend's Solitaire continues
9/21/18 9:08 am My Info <joan.humphrey...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Yolo Townsend's Solitaire continues
9/20/18 10:17 pm Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Franklin's Gulls in Yolo County
9/20/18 11:31 am 'L Pittman' <pittmanl...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Sacramento Audubon Monterey Bay Pelagic Trip 10/7/18 - spots available
9/20/18 8:36 am Tim Jackson <eldoradobirds...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] White-crowned Sparrow Return Dates
9/20/18 12:04 am <michaelperrone10...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Grasslands Regional Park
9/19/18 5:00 pm Leo Edson <leoedson...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Townsend's Solitaire in West Sacramento
9/19/18 4:28 pm Manfred Kusch <makusch...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Putah Creek birds
9/18/18 5:44 pm <michaelperrone10...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] catbird still at Babel Slough
9/18/18 9:34 am James Holmes <jfholmes...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Summer Tanager
9/17/18 6:48 pm <shoppe01...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Summer Tanager again at Putah Creek
9/17/18 5:15 pm BRUCE DEUEL <bdeuel...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Colusa Marbled Godwit
9/17/18 1:03 pm <jaegermaestro...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Chestnut-sided Warbler at Del Paso Park yesterday (9/16)
9/17/18 8:53 am Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] continuing Summer Tanager at Putah Creek
9/16/18 4:10 pm 'Chris Dunford' <christopher.j.dunford...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Late Report - Very large number of Barn Owls in the Yolo Bypass (not the Wildlife Area) in late August
9/16/18 10:13 am Michele Swartout <michele31...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] White-fronts
9/16/18 8:02 am <jaegermaestro...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Brewer's Sparrow at William Pond Park
9/16/18 1:32 am Lily Douglas <ldouglas14...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Re: [CB] Chestnut-sided Warbler- Del Paso Regional Park, Sacramento County 9-15-18
9/15/18 7:09 pm Clifford Hawley <yellowhammerCA...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Chestnut-sided Warbler- Del Paso Regional Park, Sacramento County 9-15-18
9/14/18 4:47 am Sarah Newton-Scott <westandsouth...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Gray Catbird 9.13.18 Babel Slough
9/14/18 1:16 am Gil Ewing <gewing1...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Continuing Sage Thrasher in Folsom, Sacramento Co.
9/13/18 11:38 pm Leo Edson <leoedson...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] American Restart in West Sacramento
9/11/18 5:49 pm Frank Fogarty <fogartyfa...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> Re: [CVBirds] Yolo Co Gray Catbird continues.
9/11/18 1:38 pm tlaloc27 <rowoth...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Continuing Babel Slough birds (Yolo Co.)
9/10/18 10:23 am ColimaBirder <colimabirder...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> Re: [CVBirds] Re: Gray Catbird, Babel Slough, 9 Sept 2018
9/10/18 9:18 am Frances Oliver <hummer52...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Yolo Co Gray Catbird continues.
9/9/18 10:29 pm <maryolo1...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> Re: [CVBirds] Re: Gray Catbird, Babel Slough, 9 Sept 2018
9/9/18 7:44 pm Robert Furrow <robertfurrow...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Re: Gray Catbird, Babel Slough, 9 Sept 2018
9/9/18 5:11 pm Robert Furrow <robertfurrow...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] gray catbird, 9 Sept 945, Babel Slough
9/9/18 4:21 pm <jtajax...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Sacramento NWR Upland Sandpiper Update
9/9/18 1:53 pm Robert Furrow <robertfurrow...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Gray Catbird, Babel Slough, 9 Sept 2018
9/8/18 4:38 pm 'L Pittman' <pittmanl...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Sacramento Audubon Society Monterey Bay Pelagic Trip, October 7, 2018 - Spots available
9/8/18 4:31 pm BRUCE DEUEL <bdeuel...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Sac NWR Upland Sandpiper
9/8/18 12:37 pm John Sterling <jsterling...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Upland sandpiper in Sacramento NWR (I'm just the messenger)
9/8/18 12:22 pm Robert Furrow <robertfurrow...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Brewer's Sparrow (continuing?) at Yolo Bypass, 8 Sept 2018
9/6/18 4:16 pm <derenross...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Western Placer Shorebirds of Note (Baird's and Solitary)
9/5/18 2:50 pm Sally Walters <bajaowl...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Buff-breast Sandpiper Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, Davis US-CA (38.5408,-121.6191), Sep 5, 2018
9/5/18 8:36 am Sally Walters <bajaowl...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Buff-breasted
9/5/18 12:49 am <michaelperrone10...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] wildfires driving birds into the Sacramento Valley?
9/4/18 8:13 pm John and Glennah Trochet <trochetj...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] upcoming bird surveys at Cosumnes; recent CRP birds
9/4/18 7:54 pm Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> Re: [CVBirds] Possable female Rufous or female Allen's hummingbird
9/4/18 4:34 pm <aeriesailor...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Possable female Rufous or female Allen's hummingbird
9/3/18 2:17 pm James Holmes <jfholmes...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Eastern Kingbird
9/3/18 1:52 pm James Holmes <jfholmes...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] possible Eastern Kingbird
9/3/18 2:45 am N Gronert <ngronert...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Buff-breasted Sandpiper still present at Yolo Basin
9/3/18 12:16 am <sharks_hockey_maniac...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Yolo County Shorebirds and Passarines
9/2/18 7:10 pm 'Chris Dunford' <christopher.j.dunford...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Buff-breasted Sandpiper continues this evening at Yolo Bypass WA
9/2/18 2:26 pm 'Chris Dunford' <christopher.j.dunford...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Male Summer Tanager at Lake Solano Park (Solano Co.)
9/2/18 10:12 am Robert Furrow <robertfurrow...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> Re: [CVBirds] yolo bypass Sunday
9/2/18 9:28 am James Holmes <jfholmes...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Buff-breasted Sandpiper
9/2/18 8:45 am James Holmes <jfholmes...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] yolo bypass Sunday
9/1/18 10:06 pm Doug Herr <wildlightphoto...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> Re: [CVBirds] One day event. Annual Northern California Optics Fair
9/1/18 9:35 pm <birder47...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] One day event. Annual Northern California Optics Fair
9/1/18 6:30 pm Manfred Kusch <makusch...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> Re: [CVBirds] Putah Cr Summer Tanager, Lewis's Woodpecker, warblers
9/1/18 3:53 pm Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Putah Cr Summer Tanager, Lewis's Woodpecker, warblers
9/1/18 3:47 pm John Sterling <jsterling...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Buff breasted sandpiper in yolo
9/1/18 7:28 am <derenross...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] International Vulture Awareness Day / Turkey Vulture Migration
8/31/18 8:22 pm Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area
8/31/18 9:28 am <ldwarbler...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Continuing Summer Tanager at Putah Creek Riparian Reserve
8/31/18 8:18 am <gyorgy.szimuly...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Global Shorebird Counting 2018
8/28/18 5:23 pm <derenross...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] A Few Placer Shorebirds
8/28/18 3:15 pm 'Denise Hamilton' <napabirders...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Yolo Bypass Monday, Aug 27
8/27/18 9:24 am Robert Furrow <robertfurrow...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Dusky Flycatcher at Grasslands RP, 8/27/18, 8am
8/25/18 3:39 pm Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> [CVBirds] Green-tailed Towhee in Yolo County
 
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Date: 9/24/18 12:37 pm
From: Andrew Engilis <aengilisjr...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Migrant Mix on Putah Creek
Took a class out to the UC Davis Russell Ranch Reserve (Yolo County) this morning and it was fairly active. Migrants continue in good numbers on the creek with Yellow, MacGillivray's, Black-throated Gray, Wilson's warblers, Common Yellowthroats, Western Tanagers and 2 Willow Flycatchers. Arriving winter visitors included White-crowned Sparrow, Sooty Fox Sparrow, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Lincoln's Sparrow, and a calling Pacific Wren.

Andy

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

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Date: 9/23/18 6:06 pm
From: My Info <joan.humphrey...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Continuing Yolo Blackpoll Warbler
Hi Birders,
The Blackpool Warbler continued today along Putah Creek at the base of
Hopkins Road. It was seen multiple times of day in the tree over the
water outflow pipe and also great looks were had in the oak trees
either side of pipe. Many observers today. It did go visit Solano
County across the creek for about 5 minutes around 8:00. It remains
easiest to find around sunrise.
Good birding,
Joan HumphreyDavis, CA

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Date: 9/23/18 11:35 am
From: Chris Conard <conardc...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Canada Warbler at William Land Park, Sacramento
Hi folks,

Just got a note from Andrew Lee that he found a Canada Warbler with the
following details:
There is a Canada Warbler at William Land Park. It is in the golf course
portion of the park. From the parking area above the rock garden the road
leads into the golf course. Past the rock garden parking lot there is a T
intersection where you can only make a right turn. The bird was at the T
intersection.

I don't know the exact site details except what's written above, but the
WPA Rock Garden is here: 38.540380,-121.500346

That will get you close.

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

 

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Date: 9/22/18 10:19 am
From: My Info <joan.humphrey...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Yolo Blackpoll continues on Putah Creek
Hi Birders,
A Blackpoll Warbler found along Putah Creek at the end of Hopkins Road
first thing yesterday morning was there again this morning. A
Tennessee Warbler was also reported from the same area yesterday
afternoon.
Good birding,
Joan HumphreyDavis, CA

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Date: 9/21/18 10:17 am
From: Leo Edson <leoedson...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Re: Yolo Townsend's Solitaire continues
A vocal Pacific Wren was also present at Bees Lakes/Wood Duck Ponds this morning. The wren was just off the main east-west trail that cuts through the riparian midway between the two ponds (same trail where the American Restart was found recently). It was near the west edge of the riparian (closer to the new levee than South River Road), in a low area where the understory is dominated by blackberry and wild grape. You've gone too far west if you reach the north-south line of blackberry shrubs that separate the riparian habitat from the construction area for the new levee. A signing House Wren was also present in this same area. 
Leo EdsonSacramento
 

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Date: 9/21/18 9:08 am
From: My Info <joan.humphrey...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Yolo Townsend's Solitaire continues
Hi Birders,
The Townsend's Solitaire that Leo Edson found two days ago continues
at the Wood Duck Ponds in West Sacramento. It was calling at 0825 on
the river side of the levee road across from the wood duck pond. It
appeared with the robins.
Good birding,
Joan HumphreyDavis, CA

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Date: 9/20/18 10:17 pm
From: Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Franklin's Gulls in Yolo County
This evening Holly Coates and I were at North Davis Regional Pond (ibis
pond) in Woodland when a FRANKLIN'S GULL flew in. Pics and full list at
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48640508

She also had just found one at Davis Wastewater Treatment Plant.

good birding,


--
Steve Hampton
Davis, CA

 

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Date: 9/20/18 11:31 am
From: 'L Pittman' <pittmanl...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Sacramento Audubon Monterey Bay Pelagic Trip 10/7/18 - spots available
We have a few spots available for the annual Sacramento Audubon Society
Monterey Bay pelagic trip, Sunday, October 7, 2018.

Fall is a great time for a pelagic trip in Monterey Bay. Normally protected
from heavy sea swells, yet geographically situated to capture an amazing
diversity of ocean-going birds, Monterey Bay and the surrounding area is an
exceptional place for birding. It is perhaps one of the most accessible and
productive areas to learn about and enjoy pelagic birds and marine mammals.


The pelagic trip is limited to 25 participants and the price is $100 per
person. You do not need to be a member of Sacramento Audubon Society to
participate.

For more information and the reservation form, go to
www.sacramentoaudubon.org <http://www.sacramentoaudubon.org> and look for
the Monterey Land and Pelagic Trip under the Activities tab, or contact me
offline.

Linda Pittman

Wilton CA




 

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Date: 9/20/18 8:36 am
From: Tim Jackson <eldoradobirds...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] White-crowned Sparrow Return Dates
Hi,
We saw White-crowned Sparrows in our yard (ShingleSprings) today.Here are the historical return dates for our yard:
2001 - 9/152002 - 9/192003 - 9/222005 - 9/172006 - 9/182007 - 9/192008 - 9/152009 - 9/192010 - 9/132011 - 9/182012 - 9/122013 - 9/142014 - 9/152015 - 9/202016 - 9/172017 - 9/192018 - 9/20
Tim & Angela JacksonShingle Springs
 

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Date: 9/20/18 12:04 am
From: <michaelperrone10...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Grasslands Regional Park
With the shift overnight to air from the interior of the continent, it was no surprise to find Grasslands Park full of birds this morning, including seven warbler species, three Cassin's vireos, a Swainson's thrush, three hermit thrushes, and a (perhaps continuing) rock wren, the latter on a stack of hay bales.


Michael Perrone
Davis
 

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Date: 9/19/18 5:00 pm
From: Leo Edson <leoedson...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Townsend's Solitaire in West Sacramento
A Townsend's Solitaire made a brief appearance this morning at Bees Lakes (aka wood duck ponds) in West Sacramento. Standing on the old levee, I saw the bird fly into the large cottonwood at the southeast corner of the large pond. After resting briefly, it flew across the road to the cottonwoods lining the river's edge and disappeared.
Leo EdsonSacramento
 

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Date: 9/19/18 4:28 pm
From: Manfred Kusch <makusch...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Putah Creek birds
The first White-crowned Sparrows showed up at my seed feeder today, one day earlier than last year. No Golden-crowned so far. A Lincoln Sparrow has been hanging around the traditional bathing spot upstream from my house about half a mile below Stevenson Bride. More surprising has been a Chestnut-backed Chickadee in the same spot not far from where I observed a pair this spring.

As is usual for this time of year, migrating warblers are represented mostly by Yellow Warblers with a sprinkling of Orange-crowned, a few Wilson’s, Black-throated Gray, a Townsend’s, and yesterday a MacGillivray’s and a bright Common Yellowthroat.

Surprisingly, no Yellow-rumped Warblers so far, but still a handful of Western Tanagers.

Looking at my notes from last year, I realize that this year's late Barn Swallow nest on my back porch is almost an exact re-play of last year's. Last year’s third brood nestlings fledged around Sept. 24. This year it appears that the three chicks (again three just like last year) will leave the nest perhaps a few days earlier. The nest is in the same spot as last year and it seems more than likely that we are dealing here with the same pair. Interestingly, this pair raised clutches of 5, 4, and now 3 chicks in succession, exactly as last year.

A family of American Kestrels stages in a dead eucalyptus behind my house late in the afternoon before descending just before dark into the thatch of some of my palms to roost for the night just about at the same time as the Barn Owls who have snoozed away the day in those palms leave to hunt in the surrounding fields.


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




 

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Date: 9/18/18 5:44 pm
From: <michaelperrone10...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] catbird still at Babel Slough
Late morning today the catbird was still near the intersection of South River Road and Babel Slough Road in Yolo Co. It sang intermittently. Also present was a female blue grosbeak.


Michael Perrone


Davis
 

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Date: 9/18/18 9:34 am
From: James Holmes <jfholmes...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Summer Tanager
Bird was heard and seen along putah Creek at 9 a.m. this morning. It was just Upstream from the birdbath. This is best access from pedrick road

Thanks

Jim Holmes
Sacramento, CA

 

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Date: 9/17/18 6:48 pm
From: <shoppe01...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Summer Tanager again at Putah Creek
I saw the Summer Tanager this morning at about 0830. It flew across from the Solano side to the Yolo side at the same spot that we heard it yesterday - 100 yards upstream from the main bathing spot at the little bathing spot. After it flew across, it buried itself in the trees and I couldn't refind it.


Good Birding,
Scott Hoppe
Citrus Heights, CA


 

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Date: 9/17/18 5:15 pm
From: BRUCE DEUEL <bdeuel...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Colusa Marbled Godwit
Hi all,
There is a Marbled Godwit at the northbound Maxwell Rest Area, as of 2:30 this afternoon. It was in the southmost pond, with a couple of stilts and ibis.
Cheers,
Bruce Deuel
Red Bluff


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Date: 9/17/18 1:03 pm
From: <jaegermaestro...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Chestnut-sided Warbler at Del Paso Park yesterday (9/16)
I just wanted to point out since I didn't see it posted, that the first fall female CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER that my SAC Audubon group found Saturday morning at Del Paso Park in Sacramento was re-found and photographed at the same location yesterday morning (9/16). I just happened to notice the follow-up sighting on eBird.


Its position was described as "about 50 feet from the start of the trail off Norris Ave" and it was preening near the top of a live oak.


Dan Williams
Carmichael
 

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Date: 9/17/18 8:53 am
From: Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] continuing Summer Tanager at Putah Creek
I've heard the Summer Tanager twice recently, including this morning. Both
times it was at or upstream of the bird bath clearing. It is very skiddish,
but I managed a recording, which is posted here:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48523261

Two days ago there was a Pectoral Sandpiper at Davis WTP in the far SE
corner near the office.

good birding,

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Steve Hampton
Davis, CA

 

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Date: 9/16/18 4:10 pm
From: 'Chris Dunford' <christopher.j.dunford...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Late Report - Very large number of Barn Owls in the Yolo Bypass (not the Wildlife Area) in late August
On August 25, a friend was scouting private duck-hunting land in the Yolo
Bypass north of I-80 and the railroad and east of the Davis Wetlands and
Conaway Ranch roughly due east from the end of Yolo CR 30 and north from
there. My friend was driving alongside a dry north-south canal with an
intermittent line of willows that appear to have been cut many years ago and
re-sprouted 10-20 stems (trunks) per root system, creating dense cover low
to the dense weeds in the canal. For about 500 yards along this line of
willows, the slow-moving truck flushed at least 50 Barn Owls. It was dusk
(first half-hour after sunset) but he could distinguish the characteristic
white facial disk, white below and tawny-and-gray above, and buoyant
flight. He returned a week later, perhaps August 31, with three other
observers, and discovered the same phenomenon in the same location at
least 50 Barn Owls, maybe many more. They noted that there seemed to be a
Barn Owl in practically every willow, all perched or flushing from low in
the mass of trunks and branches. They reported their observations to me
earlier this week, and I accompanied my friend to the same location at dusk
yesterday (Sept. 15) with another taking photos. We flushed at least 10
Barn Owls from the same 500-yard line of willows, and our photographer got
some good photos for the record, including one owl carrying a large mouse or
gopher. But my friend noted that these were far fewer owls than in late
August when the wide-open seasonal marshland to the east of the line of
trees had just recently been mowed (to create a mix of tule islands and
mowed or disked ground similar to the pattern in the Yolo Bypass Wildlife
Area along the northbound leg of the auto route). I have checked with local
birding experts and learned that such large gatherings of Barn Owls have not
been seen before (hence this note). While the area in question is private
land and off-limits to unaccompanied birders, the pattern of habitat and
time of year may be conducive to similar gatherings for birders to watch for
in other, similar locations. Of course, this year may have had an unusual
production of young Barn Owls coinciding with continued large rodent
populations (both despite and due to heavy flooding of the Bypass in the
past two winters) and perhaps fire-driven movement of owls (and other
raptors) into the Bypass in August.

Chris Dunford
Davis, CA



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Date: 9/16/18 10:13 am
From: Michele Swartout <michele31...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] White-fronts
On this beautiful Saturday morning, I’m enjoying watching and listening to the skeins of Greater White-fronted Geese migrating south. On another note, my FOS yard White-crown arrived this past Tuesday and FOS Golden-crown showed up today. I love this time of year!

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Date: 9/16/18 8:02 am
From: <jaegermaestro...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Brewer's Sparrow at William Pond Park
At about 11am this morning I had a BREWER'S SPARROW at William Pond Park about a quarter mile south of the bike bridge in a patch of fennel along one of the trails that doglegs off the bike trail toward the river.


I also had my FOS Yellow-rumped Warbler, a Wilson's Warbler, a Western Tanager, and a Vaux's Swift near this location.


Dan Williams
Carmichael
 

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Date: 9/16/18 1:32 am
From: Lily Douglas <ldouglas14...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Re: [CB] Chestnut-sided Warbler- Del Paso Regional Park, Sacramento County 9-15-18
Hi all,

I’m sending this because it doesn’t appear that many people on CVBirds received it (even though Cliff also sent it to CVBirds). It’s also currently not showing up on sialia on either list.

However, I also have a negative report, as Liz West, Tim Ludwick, and I just spent a little over an hour looking. We did get into a couple nice warbler flocks, but weren’t able to pick out the Chestnut-sided. Good luck if anyone else gives it a shot!

Lily Douglas
Sacramento, CA

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 15, 2018, at 8:38 AM, Clifford Hawley <yellowhammerCA...> [countybirders] <countybirders-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
> Hi birders,
>
> I got a text message from Dan Williams about 10 minutes ago that he found an immature female in oak near Auburn Blvd and Norris Ave at Del Paso Regional Park. Here's a link to the spot pinned in a Google map. https://goo.gl/maps/jV4nNYVqXD82
>
> That's all. Good birding.
>
> Cliff
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> Only so much more sweet?"
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Date: 9/15/18 7:09 pm
From: Clifford Hawley <yellowhammerCA...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Chestnut-sided Warbler- Del Paso Regional Park, Sacramento County 9-15-18
Hi birders,

I got a text message from Dan Williams about 10 minutes ago that he found
an immature female in oak near Auburn Blvd and Norris Ave at Del Paso
Regional Park. Here's a link to the spot pinned in a Google map.
https://goo.gl/maps/jV4nNYVqXD82

That's all. Good birding.

Cliff

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Date: 9/14/18 4:47 am
From: Sarah Newton-Scott <westandsouth...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Gray Catbird 9.13.18 Babel Slough
Hi folks,

The Gray Catbird continued this morning, 9/13 at Babel Slough. It popped up
on the brush/wood pile at about 7:30 a.m. It paused in a couple of spots in
the open for a few minutes before flying in the general direction of the
corner of Babel Slough and S. River Rd.

My best,
Sarah Newton-Scott
Sacramento

 

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Date: 9/14/18 1:16 am
From: Gil Ewing <gewing1...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Continuing Sage Thrasher in Folsom, Sacramento Co.
Hello everyone,

A SAGE THRASHER, likely the same bird reported on eBird on September 8 by Andrew Lee, was seen Thursday morning September 13 at Folsom Point State Recreation Area. It was on the ground, in the open, in the swale on the north (right side facing the lake) side of the long boat ramp.

Link to my eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48483261

Gil Ewing
Fair Oaks, Sacramento Co.

 

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Date: 9/13/18 11:38 pm
From: Leo Edson <leoedson...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] American Restart in West Sacramento
This morning I saw a female-type American Redstart at Wood Duck Lake (aka Bees Lake, Wood Duck Ponds). The redstart was moving with a large group of Bushtits that had a good number of neotropical migrants tagging along. It was moving low in a couple of large elderberrys midway between the two ponds just below the levee (land side). There is a trail that cuts through the riparian/valley oaks that is pretty easy to see from the top of the levee; the redstart was just a few feet south of that trail. However, the best vantage points are from the levee and levee land-side bench where you have good am light and an eye-level view into the canopy of the smaller trees and shrubs. There is a trail on the bench that you can walk the entire distance between the two ponds.   
If you haven't been to Wood Duck Lake for a couple of years, it won't look the same. Several hundreds tree have been removed and a big fat levee now surrounds the two ponds and the remaining riparian habitat. Levee construction is ongoing (six days a week) and access has been dramatically altered. Currently, this area can only been reached by following a newly constructed road that provides access to the Sacramento Yacht Club. The link below provides more information on road closures.
https://www.cityofwestsacramento.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=7204

Leo EdsonSacramento
 

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Date: 9/11/18 5:49 pm
From: Frank Fogarty <fogartyfa...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [CVBirds] Yolo Co Gray Catbird continues.
Catbird continues, singing from the dense grape vines right at the corner
of River and Babel Slough. Two chats here as well. No sign of the towhee or
Dusky, but quite a few Empids around calling whit.

Frank Fogarty
Oakland

On Mon, Sep 10, 2018 at 11:43 AM Frances Oliver <hummer52...>
[central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Today Kurt Mize refound the Gray Catbird on the brush pile on the N side
> of Babel Slough @ 8AM. It was hanging out with N. Mockingbirds. It sang
> it's whisper song periodically. When we first arrived it was calling from
> the elderberry bush along side the road close to the corner.
>
> Frances
> Lodi, CA
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Date: 9/11/18 1:38 pm
From: tlaloc27 <rowoth...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Continuing Babel Slough birds (Yolo Co.)
I arrived at “catbird corner” (intersection of River Rd and Babel Slough Rd) this morning around 8:15; other birders were already present. We heard the continuing YB Chat (giving sharp “zap!” call); others reported visual on a possible 2nd one near the woodpile at nearly the same time. Frank Fogarty pointed out the very soft self-serenading song of the Gray Catbird deep within the vegetation just left of the large 4-trunked walnut tree in the NW corner of the intersection. We spent quite a bit of time there peering in, hoping for a glimpse but without success.. Several other birders arrived after Frank left around 10. Kathy Blankenship got a couple of brief visuals and got the rest of us on the (silent) bird as it moved stealthily in the shadows of the walnut/grape/sycamore trees. It came out briefly just above the little ditch with water (mostly obscured by grasses) and a minute or two later in the grapevines for the rest of us. I don’t think anyone had a 100% unobstructed view.

There were a couple of Willow Flycatchers, Hooded Orioles, W Tanagers, BH Grosbeaks, Wilson’s Warblers, but no sign of the GT Towhee.

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Date: 9/10/18 10:23 am
From: ColimaBirder <colimabirder...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [CVBirds] Re: Gray Catbird, Babel Slough, 9 Sept 2018
Robert and others:

All three of your postings about the Gray Catbird consistently show on the
CV Birds website, (see “visit your group” - below)

If you check the website your first posting showed up there at 0947. And it
hit my email immediately.

As a heads up to all members, there has been discussion that CVBirds be
converted to io.groups in the near future and the Yahoogroups moniker that
has been in use since 1999 will permanently go away.

Bruce Webb. (CV Birds moderator)
Granite Bay, CA.

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Also, sorry this didn't go out earlier. I posted to cvbirds right when Amy
Williamson and I first found the bird at 9:45am, but I think it didn't go
through. This inconsistent posting is one reason why many other local
lists have transitioned to groups.io instead of yahoo groups.

Happy birding,
Rob Furrow

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Date: 9/10/18 9:18 am
From: Frances Oliver <hummer52...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Yolo Co Gray Catbird continues.
Today Kurt Mize refound the Gray Catbird on the brush pile on the N side of Babel Slough @ 8AM. It was hanging out with N. Mockingbirds. It sang it's whisper song periodically. When we first arrived it was calling from the elderberry bush along side the road close to the corner.

Frances
Lodi, CA


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Date: 9/9/18 10:29 pm
From: <maryolo1...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [CVBirds] Re: Gray Catbird, Babel Slough, 9 Sept 2018

Hi Rob,
Please don't drop the Yahoo group and only use a different platform. My computer shows that I received your message at 9:49 am and I would have had no clue about your nice find without that. Birders jumping to newly popular notification sites and abandoning older ones might consider sending to several simultaneously.

Mary Schiedt
Davis


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Sent: Sun, Sep 9, 2018 2:17 pm
Subject: [CVBirds] Re: Gray Catbird, Babel Slough, 9 Sept 2018







Also, sorry this didn't go out earlier. I posted to cvbirds right when Amy Williamson and I first found the bird at 9:45am, but I think it didn't go through. This inconsistent posting is one reason why many other local lists have transitioned to groups.io instead of yahoo groups.


Happy birding,
Rob Furrow


On Sun, Sep 9, 2018 at 1:53 PM Robert Furrow <robertfurrow...> wrote:



Others have refound the Gray Catbird around 12:30-1pm today. It's been on the north side of Babel Slough Road, very near the intersection with River Road. Google maps location: https://goo.gl/maps/yciPnhySUym


There's a lot of fruiting pokeberry and blue elderberry to keep this bird happy, so hopefully it will stay around.


Other good birds in the area included a Dusky Flycatcher, a Green-tailed Towhee, and a Yellow-breasted Chat. My full list for the morning (with a catbird audio clip) is here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48395895


Happy birding,
Rob Furrow



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Date: 9/9/18 7:44 pm
From: Robert Furrow <robertfurrow...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Re: Gray Catbird, Babel Slough, 9 Sept 2018
Also, sorry this didn't go out earlier. I posted to cvbirds right when Amy
Williamson and I first found the bird at 9:45am, but I think it didn't go
through. This inconsistent posting is one reason why many other local
lists have transitioned to groups.io instead of yahoo groups.

Happy birding,
Rob Furrow

On Sun, Sep 9, 2018 at 1:53 PM Robert Furrow <robertfurrow...> wrote:

> Others have refound the Gray Catbird around 12:30-1pm today. It's been on
> the north side of Babel Slough Road, very near the intersection with River
> Road. Google maps location: https://goo.gl/maps/yciPnhySUym
>
> There's a lot of fruiting pokeberry and blue elderberry to keep this bird
> happy, so hopefully it will stay around.
>
> Other good birds in the area included a Dusky Flycatcher, a Green-tailed
> Towhee, and a Yellow-breasted Chat. My full list for the morning (with a
> catbird audio clip) is here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48395895
>
> Happy birding,
> Rob Furrow
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Date: 9/9/18 5:11 pm
From: Robert Furrow <robertfurrow...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] gray catbird, 9 Sept 945, Babel Slough
30 m down the road, north side, around the first willow after the gap with
the wood piles. (Green tailed towhee also around).
Happy birding
Rob Furrow

 

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Date: 9/9/18 4:21 pm
From: <jtajax...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Sacramento NWR Upland Sandpiper Update
From approximately 0700 until 1130 this morning, several birders searched unsuccessfully for the Upland Sandpiper found yesterday, 8 Sept, at the Sac Refuge in Glenn County.
Cheers,


John Lewis
Chico



 

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Date: 9/9/18 1:53 pm
From: Robert Furrow <robertfurrow...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Gray Catbird, Babel Slough, 9 Sept 2018
Others have refound the Gray Catbird around 12:30-1pm today. It's been on
the north side of Babel Slough Road, very near the intersection with River
Road. Google maps location: https://goo.gl/maps/yciPnhySUym

There's a lot of fruiting pokeberry and blue elderberry to keep this bird
happy, so hopefully it will stay around.

Other good birds in the area included a Dusky Flycatcher, a Green-tailed
Towhee, and a Yellow-breasted Chat. My full list for the morning (with a
catbird audio clip) is here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48395895

Happy birding,
Rob Furrow

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Date: 9/8/18 4:38 pm
From: 'L Pittman' <pittmanl...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Sacramento Audubon Society Monterey Bay Pelagic Trip, October 7, 2018 - Spots available
Leave the heat of the valley and join us for the annual Sacramento Audubon
Society Monterey Bay pelagic trip, Sunday, October 7, 2018. Normally
protected from heavy sea swells, yet geographically situated to capture an
amazing diversity of ocean-going birds, Monterey Bay and the surrounding
area is an exceptional place for birding. It is perhaps one of the most
accessible and productive areas to learn about and enjoy pelagic birds and
marine mammals.



The pelagic trip is limited to 25 participants and the price is $100 per
person. You do not need to be a member of Sacramento Audubon Society to
participate.



For more information and the reservation form, go to
www.sacramentoaudubon.org <http://www.sacramentoaudubon.org> and look for
the Monterey Land and Pelagic Trip under the Activities tab, or contact me
offline.



Linda Pittman

Wilton CA






 

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Date: 9/8/18 4:31 pm
From: BRUCE DEUEL <bdeuel...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Sac NWR Upland Sandpiper
Just found out where the bird was seen:"The exact spot was about half-way between the beginning of the flooded-up area on the left and the "owl tree", which is apparently known to most regular birders on this refuge. There is an elevation of bare ground surrounded by water which had attracted several species of shore birds."

As far as I know, that means the tour route extension that goes south off the main route before you get to the viewing platform, because that's where the only "owl tree" I know is.

Bruce Deuel
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Date: 9/8/18 12:37 pm
From: John Sterling <jsterling...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Upland sandpiper in Sacramento NWR (I'm just the messenger)
Just saw this eBird report. Someone please check to see if it is still there! Photos look good, see below.

Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda) (1)
- Reported Sep 08, 2018 08:30 by wayne washam
- Sacramento NWR--Auto Tour Route, Glenn, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.4284385,-122.1564999&ll=39.4284385,-122.1564999 <http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.4284385,-122.1564999&ll=39.4284385,-122.1564999>
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48369052 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48369052>
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Bathing, then wandered about a bare area with several other species of shorebirds before it flew.”


John Sterling
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Date: 9/8/18 12:22 pm
From: Robert Furrow <robertfurrow...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Brewer's Sparrow (continuing?) at Yolo Bypass, 8 Sept 2018
This morning, 8 Sept 2018, I birded the Yolo Bypass. I had heard that Todd
Easterla and Scott Hoppe found a Brewer's Sparrow on Monday, and Steve
Hampton recently tipped me off on where to look for them at the Bypass. So
I spent 1 1/2 hours slowly birding the loop around the August shorebird
fields, focusing on the brushes edges of the eastern edge, and the areas a
bit to the north. At the Northeast corner of the shorebird fields, where
the E-W path intersects a longer N-S trail, I worked through a small
sparrow flock with many Savannahs, 1 Lincoln's, and 1 BREWER'S SPARROW.
Maybe the same bird from Monday?

In that area I also noted a flyover SOLITARY SANDPIPER, giving that
dark-winged impression, with dark underwing coverts contrasting against a
white belly, and a dark back with white spots on the upperwing coverts.

No other surprises, but plenty of birds. My eBird checklist with some
extremely poor phone-scoped photos of the sparrow is here:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48367627

Happy birding,
Rob Furrow

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Date: 9/6/18 4:16 pm
From: <derenross...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Western Placer Shorebirds of Note (Baird's and Solitary)
Hello birders,


Baird's Sandpipers (2) continue in the NE pond at the Lincoln Waste Water Treatment on Fiddyment Road. The water level is good for shorebirds. The NW pond (west side of Fiddyment) is still drawn down for maintenance and offers additional shorebird habitat. Be sure to sign-in at front office. Thanks.


At the nearby East Catlett shorebird fields (2), we found a Solitary Sandpiper in SE corner (near road) of the field to the east. It was working the deeper water along the edge and between the vegetation. These fields are located at the NE corner of East Catlett and Brewer Road.


Good birding,


Deren Ross
Auburn, CA


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Date: 9/5/18 2:50 pm
From: Sally Walters <bajaowl...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Buff-breast Sandpiper Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, Davis US-CA (38.5408,-121.6191), Sep 5, 2018
Here’ more details than I sent by iPhone. This was my 4th attempt!
>
> Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, Davis US-CA (38.5408,-121.6191), Yolo, California, US
> Sep 5, 2018 8:21 AM - 8:41 AM
> Protocol: Stationary
> Comments: Walked to first check dam from Lot C
> 2 species
>
> Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) 2
> Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Calidris subruficollis) 1
> Very close! On 1st check berm near 2 least sandpipers. About 100 feet south at first bare of veg spot. Large eyed, bill equal in length to the head; buff breast; larger than least; longer necked - about dowitchers size but slightly taller. East of lot C. Brief view then walked into green vegetation. The green weeds are taller on the first check berm than other 2 berms at least for today. Could not refund the bird after looking 45 minutes with Dan Brown or Jeri Langham.
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48308698
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



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Date: 9/5/18 8:36 am
From: Sally Walters <bajaowl...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Buff-breasted
8:20 on 1st berm 100 South- close view w bins and scope. Big eyed small head larger than 2 nearby least. Buff breast. Obs briefly and walked into veg

Sally Walters Schmoldt
Sacramento CA

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Date: 9/5/18 12:49 am
From: <michaelperrone10...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] wildfires driving birds into the Sacramento Valley?
In the past week or so, the UC Davis Putah Creek Riparian Reserve has been loaded with migrants, with several species in larger than normal numbers. The latter include Nashville and Black-throated gray warbler, violet-green swallow (rarely here except when it rains near the coast) and today, three wrentits. Wrentits are not normal on the Reserve, but Putah Creek provides a route for them to escape the hills where the fires have been, as close as about twenty miles west of here.


Surveys at Bobcat Ranch, west of Winters, have turned up large numbers of rufous-crowned sparrows and wrentits in blue oak woodland, with the same possible explanation.


Michael Perrone
Davis
 

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Date: 9/4/18 8:13 pm
From: John and Glennah Trochet <trochetj...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] upcoming bird surveys at Cosumnes; recent CRP birds
Dear Birders,

This coming Saturday at the Cosumnes River Preserve in southern Sacramento
County, Jim Rowoth will lead a bird survey of the River Walk. This trail
is a terrific sampler of the habitats of the lower preserve and so usually
produces a nice list of birds. The posted starting hour on the website (
www.cosumnes.org) is currently 05:45. That seems a bit early, so check the
meeting time for any changes later this week. The website still requests
that you sign up in advance for this survey. So click on the survey on the
website's list of upcoming events and then again on the orange bar at the
bottom of the tour description.

The following Saturday, 15 September, this month's Tall Forest bird survey
will take place. We will depart through the locked Farm Center gate,
corner of Bruceville and Desmond Roads, promptly at 06:15. A description
of the survey is on the preserve's website, but advance sign up seems no
longer requested.

This past weekend I visited the preserve all three days. While I found no
rarities to rival the recent finds in Yolo County, I did have some
enjoyable birding. Woodland birding was slow until yesterday (until then
everyone else seems to have been finding many more migrant songbirds than
I), but at the little water put out recently (none yet publicly accessible)
the show of waterfowl and shorebirds was quite good. All the regular
puddle ducks save Eurasian wigeon are in, most in very decent numbers for
so early. There were also eight ring-necked ducks. But it was the
shorebirds that took high honors. I found 15 species the last two days.
Better birds included black-bellied plover, Baird's sandpiper, pectoral
sandpiper, short-billed dowitcher and solitary sandpiper. And finally
yesterday I had a very decent day with passerine migrants. Best were two
hybrid Townsend's x hermit warblers.

Best,
John Trochet
Sacramento

 

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Date: 9/4/18 7:54 pm
From: Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [CVBirds] Possable female Rufous or female Allen's hummingbird
Mark,

Female and immature Rufous and Allen's can really only be separated with a
good still photo of the spread tail.

This time of year, Rufous is far more common (I'd say Rufous until proven
otherwise)-- and the fact that it's aggressive points to Rufous over
Allen's.

I'll also add that you could be seeing multiple birds, as they are moving
thru in numbers now.



On Tue, Sep 4, 2018 at 4:30 PM, <aeriesailor...>
[central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> I haw been watching a female Rufous or Allen's hummingbird at my feeder in
> Carmichael for about 2 weeks. Very defensive of the feeder. Any clues on
> how to get positive ID. Bird has a perch about 3 feet from window so I am
> getting great views, but can't get a positive ID.
>
> Mark Littlefield
>
>
>
>



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Date: 9/4/18 4:34 pm
From: <aeriesailor...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Possable female Rufous or female Allen's hummingbird
I haw been watching a female Rufous or Allen's hummingbird at my feeder in Carmichael for about 2 weeks. Very defensive of the feeder. Any clues on how to get positive ID. Bird has a perch about 3 feet from window so I am getting great views, but can't get a positive ID.


Mark Littlefield



 

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Date: 9/3/18 2:17 pm
From: James Holmes <jfholmes...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Eastern Kingbird
The bird was just relocated by Holly and Emma and I got views of it. It has been in both YOLO and Solano County.

Also the summer tanager has been seen at the outflow tract twice today although I did not see it either time.

Thanks

Jim Holmes

 

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Date: 9/3/18 1:52 pm
From: James Holmes <jfholmes...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] possible Eastern Kingbird
There is a report of an Eastern Kingbird along putah Creek at the end of Hopkins Road. Park in the parking lot and walk to the river. There are several dead trees pn the Solano side and the bird was in one of those. There are also two Western Kingbird around.

I have not seen the bird yet, just the messenger.

Thanks

Jim Holmes
Sacramento, Ca

 

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Date: 9/3/18 2:45 am
From: N Gronert <ngronert...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Buff-breasted Sandpiper still present at Yolo Basin
As of 11:30 am the sandpiper was towards the southern end (closer to southern herm path) and just west of water foraging.

Nancy Gronert
Davis, CA


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Date: 9/3/18 12:16 am
From: <sharks_hockey_maniac...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Yolo County Shorebirds and Passarines
Sorry for not getting this out sooner. After viewing the Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Yolo Bypass this morning with Dan Kopp, the group from Sac Audubon and others (there was a Cackling Goose in the same check as the BBSA and two Snow Geese to the east) I walked east along the south edge of the fall shorebird ponds. Way out at the eastern most check I found a Semipalmated Sandpiper and a Lesser Yellowlegs. This check contained the vast majority of waterfowl and shorebirds I saw at the bypass today. There I found a huge flock of Green-winged Teal, a few shovelers and large numbers of Greater Yellowlegs, Western and Least Sandpipers and dowitchers. After getting back to my car and heading for the exit I spotted a Barn Owl roosting in one of the willows on the east side of the auto tour, a bit south of lot "C", and at the end of the boardwalk north of lot "B" I found six YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS.


After lunch in West Sac (I highly recommend Raku Sushi), I went to Putah Creek at the end of Hopkins Road. I was there for nearly two hours and never moved more than .2 miles from the car! I found a plethora of migrants, even though it was not the best time for birding (3:00-5:00pm). I saw at least one Western Wood-Pewee, several Pacific-slope Flycatchers, a Warbling Vireo and a second vireo that I did not get a good enough look at to positively ID (but it definitely was not a Warbling, the bird was very gray, w/o a strong supercillium or bold spectacles), several each Orange-crowned, Yellow, Black-throated Gray and Wilson's Warblers, one Townsend's Warbler, several Western Tanagers, and a dozen or more female/immature Lazuli Buntings. I also heard some Cedar Waxwings and a Black-headed Grosbeak.


Ralph Baker, Riverbank

 

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Date: 9/2/18 7:10 pm
From: 'Chris Dunford' <christopher.j.dunford...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Buff-breasted Sandpiper continues this evening at Yolo Bypass WA
Found about 5:25 pm by Andrew Johnson aided by Linda Gal, payoff for a
two-hour search just before I arrived - my luck! It was in the same
location as earlier today - SW corner of the first "summer shorebird" field
from the main road (across from Parking Lot C). All by itself in the
short-grass and "dry" furrows about 75 yards into the field from the
west-side berm. Quite difficult to see, much less find. But a beautiful,
unmistakable bird through the scope. After we studied the bird for about 20
minutes, it flew east into the next field or beyond. We could not re-find
the bird.



Chris Dunford

Davis, CA



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Date: 9/2/18 2:26 pm
From: 'Chris Dunford' <christopher.j.dunford...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Male Summer Tanager at Lake Solano Park (Solano Co.)
A male Summer Tanager (all-over red with large tanager bill) was seen
yesterday morning (Sept. 1) at Lake Solano Park on Pleasants Valley Road
just on the Solano County side of the bridge across Lake Solano (Putah
Creek) by Lois and Mike Wall. They reported the sighting to me with couple
of photos, one of which seems decisive. They were walking in the fee picnic
area to the east of the bridge (not the campground area to the west) along
the south-shore path, just before the bathrooms where there is some caution
tape blocking off the trail. The bird was first seen there around 9:30am in
a small tree near the shore of the lake. It then flew south into a big oak
tree where it was visible for a while. They saw the bird again around 10:00
along the path in a different tree but in the same area.



Chris Dunford

Davis, CA



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Date: 9/2/18 10:12 am
From: Robert Furrow <robertfurrow...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [CVBirds] yolo bypass Sunday
> The buff-breasted sandpiper has been refund in the 1st(westernmost) field
> of the August shorebird fields. It's at the southern end, with best
> viewing from the southern berm of the fields. 10am, 2 Sept 2018.
>
> Rob Furrow,
> Davis, CA
>
> On Sun, Sep 2, 2018, 8:49 AM James Holmes <jfholmes...>
> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> No luck with the buff breasted Sandpiper yet but there is a semipalmated
>> Sandpiper. It is with a group of Western sandpipers in the Far East ponds
>> . Walk the road opposite of parking lot C to the end and it was in the
>> next-to-last pond.
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Jim Holmes
>>
>>
>

 

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Date: 9/2/18 9:28 am
From: James Holmes <jfholmes...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Buff-breasted Sandpiper
It is currently present in the Southwest portion of the first wetland near some white pelicans

Thanks

Jim Holmes
________________________________
From: James Holmes
Sent: Sunday, September 2, 2018 8:45:10 AM
To: Central_Valley_Birds@Yahoogroups. Com
Subject: yolo bypass Sunday

No luck with the buff breasted Sandpiper yet but there is a semipalmated Sandpiper. It is with a group of Western sandpipers in the Far East ponds . Walk the road opposite of parking lot C to the end and it was in the next-to-last pond.

Thanks

Jim Holmes

 

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Date: 9/2/18 8:45 am
From: James Holmes <jfholmes...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] yolo bypass Sunday
No luck with the buff breasted Sandpiper yet but there is a semipalmated Sandpiper. It is with a group of Western sandpipers in the Far East ponds . Walk the road opposite of parking lot C to the end and it was in the next-to-last pond.

Thanks

Jim Holmes

 

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Date: 9/1/18 10:06 pm
From: Doug Herr <wildlightphoto...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [CVBirds] One day event. Annual Northern California Optics Fair
<birder47...> wrote:

>>>
Want to know about the latest in birdwatching optics? Hold them in your hands to really test them out? You can next Saturday at a ONE DAY event - September 8, from 10am-4pm. This is the only time all the major optics companies come together to show their binocular and spotting scope products in Northern California.

Where: The location is across the street from the Sonoma Plaza near the corner of 1st St. E and W. Spain St. in Sonoma. It is along the sidewalks area between General Vallejo’s house and the so-called Barracks area.

Who: Twelve major optics companies will be on hand to demonstrate the latest optics gear including binoculars and spotting scopes and tripods. Out of this World Optics will be the dealer for all brands and can sell you what you want at great savings.

Fifty nature organizations and many artists also will be featured. Partnering with California State Parks the event is open to the public.

Free Parking is Downtown Sonoma is available at two public parking lots. The largest is the Casa Grande lot, located behind the historic Barracks just north of the Plaza, with an entrance off First St. East. There is a smaller public parking lot behind Sebastiani Theatre, with an entrance off East Napa St.

Bruce Webb
<<<

Among the exhibitors will be yours truly showing my photographs of North American wildlife.

Doug Herr
Orangevale, Sacramento County
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Date: 9/1/18 9:35 pm
From: <birder47...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] One day event. Annual Northern California Optics Fair
Want to know about the latest in birdwatching optics? Hold them in your hands to really test them out? You can next Saturday at a ONE DAY event - September 8, from 10am-4pm. This is the only time all the major optics companies come together to show their binocular and spotting scope products in Northern California. 

Where: The location is across the street from the Sonoma Plaza near the corner of 1st St. E and W. Spain St. in Sonoma. It is along the sidewalks area between  General Vallejo’s house and the so-called Barracks area.

Who: Twelve major optics companies will be on hand to demonstrate the latest optics gear including binoculars and spotting scopes and tripods. Out of this World Optics will be the dealer for all brands and can sell you what you want at great savings.

Fifty nature organizations and many artists also will be featured. Partnering with California State Parks the event is open to the public.

Free Parking is Downtown Sonoma is available at two public parking lots.  The largest is the Casa Grande lot, located behind the historic Barracks just north of the Plaza, with an entrance off First St. East.  There is a smaller public parking lot behind Sebastiani Theatre, with an entrance off East Napa St.

Bruce Webb
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Date: 9/1/18 6:30 pm
From: Manfred Kusch <makusch...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [CVBirds] Putah Cr Summer Tanager, Lewis's Woodpecker, warblers
Interesting report, and it builds on similar reports from that location in the past couple of weeks. It is interesting to me because after a short pulse of multiple warblers (Wilson”s, Orange-crowned, Black-throated Gray, Yellow, Nashville, and Common Yellowthroat) plus low numbers of Western Tanagers, I have encountered hardly any warblers along my stretch of the creek, only about 2.5 miles upstream from the location Steve and others have been reporting about. Today, not a single bird came to the traditional bathing spot upstream from my place between 9 and 10:30 when in past years this would be among the busiest times of the fall migration with often over 50 warblers coming to bathe within an hour or an hour and a half. The riparian habitat looks about as good as one could wish for, oaks, cottonwoods, willows, black walnuts, modesto ash, etc.. It feels rather strange not to see warblers moving through this prime habitat.

On a different note, a pair of Barn Swallows on my back porch is attempting a third brood. A total of 9 chicks fledged from the first two broods, but apparently that was not enough for these birds. The young of this third brood hatched only a few days ago and so will not fledge until early in the second half of September when most Barn Swallows will have left for their wintering grounds. If I remember correctly, a pair, probably the same one, raised a late third brood in the same place. I usually remove the mud nests after the breeding season, and this pair rebuilt the nest in exactly the same spot.

On Sep 1, 2018, at 3:52 PM, Steve Hampton <stevechampton...><mailto:<stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...><mailto:<central_valley_birds-noreply...>> wrote:


I saw nine warbler species this morning at Putah Creek, UC Davis (Wilson's, Yellow, Orange-cr, Black-thr Gray, Hermit, Townsend's, Nashville, MacGillivray's, and Common Yellowthroat). I think that's a first for me. That said, I've had five of these in the last few hours at the fountain in my backyard!

I also found the continuing Summer Tanager (not very cooperative -- it sang, called, and made a very brief appearance at 11am near the water pipe outflow by Hopkins) and had a flyover Lewis's Woodpecker (typical Sept behavior for this species-- flying high down the creek).

Full list and a few more pics at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48218058

good birding,


--
Steve Hampton
Davis, CA



Manfred Kusch
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Date: 9/1/18 3:53 pm
From: Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Putah Cr Summer Tanager, Lewis's Woodpecker, warblers
I saw nine warbler species this morning at Putah Creek, UC Davis
(Wilson's, Yellow, Orange-cr, Black-thr Gray, Hermit, Townsend's,
Nashville, MacGillivray's, and Common Yellowthroat). I think that's a first
for me. That said, I've had five of these in the last few hours at the
fountain in my backyard!

I also found the continuing Summer Tanager (not very cooperative -- it
sang, called, and made a very brief appearance at 11am near the water pipe
outflow by Hopkins) and had a flyover Lewis's Woodpecker (typical Sept
behavior for this species-- flying high down the creek).

Full list and a few more pics at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48218058

good birding,


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Davis, CA

 

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Date: 9/1/18 3:47 pm
From: John Sterling <jsterling...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Buff breasted sandpiper in yolo
The sandpiper was still at the yolo basin wildlife area when we left at 2:45 today. Park in parking lot C. Walk across main road and walk on narrow levee that separates the first from second check. We saw it on the levee about 1/4 mike out.

Sent from my iPhone

John Sterling
530 908-3836
26 Palm Ave
Woodland, CA 95695


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Date: 9/1/18 7:28 am
From: <derenross...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] International Vulture Awareness Day / Turkey Vulture Migration
Greetings birders,


The following information is shared in celebration of International Vulture Awareness Day.


The Auburn Area Turkey Vulture Migration and Raptor Count will be conducted from September 15 to October 15 (9am-noon). As always, visitors are welcome.


The count averages close to 20,000 vultures in the 30-day count period but most will pass within a two-week peak flight window (approx. Sept. 23 to Oct. 7)). Vulture flights are best on days with northwest winds following a cold front.


Of particular interest this year will be the possible passing of 4 vultures with wing-tags and GPS transmitters. The "fab 4" were tagged last June and released from the upper coastal areas of Washington State. We are following their daily movements.


For more information, go to:
https://annualauburnareaturkeyvulturemigration.wordpress.com/ https://annualauburnareaturkeyvulturemigration.wordpress.com/


https://www.facebook.com/groups/annualauburnareaturkeyvulturemigration/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/annualauburnareaturkeyvulturemigration/


Keep looking up,
Deren Ross
Auburn, CA
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Date: 8/31/18 8:22 pm
From: Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area
A Buff-breasted Sandpiper flew in and landed on a dike not far from me at
6:50pm at the August shorebird ponds east of Lot C. I was able to get a
couple distant photos before making notifications. These are posted at
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48204550

The bird picked up and relocated a couple times. The bird was last seen
working the dike between the first and second check in the vicinity of the
gulls, and then seen down in south end of the first check. Only previous
county record is Sept 2, 2002 at Davis Wetlands (Jon R King). That bird
stayed less than an hour. I'm not sure about other Central Valley records.

Park in Lot C and head east across the road.

Dove season starts tomorrow, but all areas above the auto tour loop will be
open to the public; the closure starts at the check station. I've included
a map in eBird.


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Date: 8/31/18 9:28 am
From: <ldwarbler...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Continuing Summer Tanager at Putah Creek Riparian Reserve
The male Summer Tanager first reported by Kirk Swenson on Aug. 18th put in a brief appearance this morning (8/31) at approximately 7:40 am before flying downstream. It was in an oak tree on the Yolo side of the creek. The oak was south of the dirt path roughly 40 feet west of the gate at the intersection of Hopkins and Levee roads.


Good birding,
Laura Davis
Davis, ca
 

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Date: 8/31/18 8:18 am
From: <gyorgy.szimuly...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Global Shorebird Counting 2018
Hello Fellow Birdwatchers,


I’d like to invite you to take part the Global Shorebird Counting Program of World Shorebirds Day to be held between 5–11 September 2018. This is a global initiative, and the shorebird equivalent of the ‘Global Big Day’ organised by eBird. All I ask from you to go out birding between these dates, what you love to do anyway, and share your data via eBird.


We now have a simple information sheet of the program in multiple languages. Please find it here:
https://worldshorebirdsday.wordpress.com/2018/08/01/supporting-local-communication/ https://worldshorebirdsday.wordpress.com/2018/08/01/supporting-local-communication/


Further information on Global Shorebird Counting can be found on our website:
https://worldshorebirdsday.wordpress.com/globalshorebirdcounting/ https://worldshorebirdsday.wordpress.com/globalshorebirdcounting/


I hope you take two minutes to register your site and we will soon see you among the contributors.


Best wishes, Szimi
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Gyorgy Szimuly
World Shorebirds Day Organiser
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Date: 8/28/18 5:23 pm
From: <derenross...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] A Few Placer Shorebirds
Hello Birders,


Baird's Sandpipers (2+) continue in the NE pond at the Lincoln Waste Water Treatment Plant on Fiddyment Road.


A Marbled Godwit was found in the NW pond (west side of Fiddyment Road) but did not stay. The water levels are low due to a valve repair and expected to return to full any day now.


On the north side of East Catlett Road, approximately 100 yards east of Brewer Road (only shallow flooded field), a Pectoral Sandpiper was seen close to the road amongst hundreds of Least and Western Sandpipers. You can scope from atop the berm next to canal but tread carefully.


Good birding,


Deren Ross
Auburn CA


(with Dennis Cavallo)


 

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Date: 8/28/18 3:15 pm
From: 'Denise Hamilton' <napabirders...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Yolo Bypass Monday, Aug 27
Hi all,

Just wanted to report a spot that some of you may want to check out if you go to the Yolo Bypass. Yesterday after driving around, we wanted to eat lunch and actually found a spot of SHADE! It was next to the willow that is at the Y intersection - coming down the entrance road, where the pump is on the right along the trees and shrubs. It is the tree right next to the road – they have 2 hanging mosquito traps in it right now, and is next to the road with the red plastic poles to keep traffic out.

While eating lunch, shortly after 1:00 pm, we saw a bird fly into the low branches – a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT! While trying to watch it through all the tangles, we saw it eventually go down by the left-hand side of the trunk, where the ground has sitting water. There it took a bath – along with a WILLOW FLYCATCHER, WILSON’S & ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, AMERICAN GOLDFINCHES, and a wren. Then a VIRGINIA RAIL walks in and spends time probing in the mud. Boy, were we surprised! Not sure what else we might have seen if we had realized it sooner.

Happy birding!
Denise & David Hamilton
Napa


 

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Date: 8/27/18 9:24 am
From: Robert Furrow <robertfurrow...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Dusky Flycatcher at Grasslands RP, 8/27/18, 8am
This morning I birded Grasslands Regional Park. It was birdy, as usual,
with the highlight being a DUSKY FLYCATCHER. Notes on ID are in the eBird
list here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48108128. I found it along
the sunny eastern edge of the northern half of the archery range, at the
east end of lanes 26, 27, and 28. Later on I had another sighting of a
Dusky at the east end of lanes 12 and 13. It was similarly an adult with a
slight crest, so I suspected that it was the same bird. But I did hear
multiple sharp Dusky-like "whit" calls at the same time, so I wouldn't be
surprised if there were 2+ birds around.

No signs of the Green-tailed Towhee. I ran into Holly Coates and Emmett
Iverson, and they mentioned that they had searched several times for the
towhee in the past few days, with no luck. But who knows, it could still
be quietly lurking.

As Steve noted, this is an active archery range, so birding is safest when
you have the place to yourself (until around 8:30 or 9 on weekday
mornings). If archers are around, be absolutely sure that no one is
shooting before you walk in any area behind a target.

Happy birding,
Rob



--
Robert Furrow
Davis, CA 95618
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Date: 8/25/18 3:39 pm
From: Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Green-tailed Towhee in Yolo County
This morning Michael Perrone and I found a dull immature Green-tailed
Towhee at Grasslands Park at Mace and Tremont south of Davis. The was bird
first found in the SW corner of the archery links, at link 8; then lost
and refound around 12, in the SE corner, then it moved north toward 13 and
14, where we lost it again. It's a real skulker.

Also present was a surprise immature Golden-cr Sparrow (first seen near 8
with the towhee). There were also 3+ Pac-slope Flycatchers and quite a few
Willow Flycatchers as well.

Pics and full list at:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48062383

BE CAREFUL birding Grasslands Park on weekends or after 9am on a weekdays,
as that is when there may be archers. Mostly they stick to the range behind
the caretaker's place, but they may be on the links. Always walk down
range. If you are walking behind a target, approach slowly and peer around
the corner to make sure there are no archers (this is why it's always best
to be walking toward the targets).

good birding,


--
Steve Hampton
Davis, CA

 

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