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1/18/23 4:35 pm Linda Brodman <redwdrn...> [MBBIRDS] Western Bluebirds
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1/18/23 10:13 am 'Cindy Cummings' via mbbirds <mbbirds...> [MBBIRDS] ID help. Sapsucker?? in Pepper tree.
1/17/23 4:21 pm Brian Scanlon <briancscanlon...> [MBBIRDS] Zayante Trail
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1/14/23 3:14 pm 'Tom Morell' via mbbirds <mbbirds...> [MBBIRDS] Bluetail - Lighthouse Field
1/13/23 1:02 pm Arthur Macmillan <grrrrrrrrrr8...> Re: [MBBIRDS] Bluetail at Lighthouse Beach SP
1/13/23 12:52 pm Arthur Macmillan <grrrrrrrrrr8...> Re: [MBBIRDS] Tropical Kingbird Watsonville
1/13/23 9:44 am <cdlee......> <cdleescott...> [MBBIRDS] Tropical Kingbird Watsonville
1/12/23 8:33 am James Holmes <jfholmes12...> [MBBIRDS] Bluetail at Lighthouse Beach SP
1/10/23 3:43 pm Lorrie Klosterman <loklosterman...> [MBBIRDS] 4:00 p.m. Say's Phoebe on SC Main Beach
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1/6/23 9:59 pm Brian Scanlon <briancscanlon...> [MBBIRDS] Reporting bird bands.
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1/6/23 9:32 am Larry Corridon <larry961357...> [MBBIRDS] "Teenage" Cooper's?
1/5/23 4:13 pm Abram Fleishman <abfleishman...> [MBBIRDS] Red-Flanked Bluetail @ Lighthouse Field continues!
1/5/23 3:55 pm Baymoon <aviva2...> [MBBIRDS] Late request, anyone want to share guides and transport in Ecuador Feb 20 to March 3?
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1/2/23 11:59 am Simon Thornhill <sjthornhill...> [MBBIRDS] Gray Catbird at Lighthouse Field
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1/1/23 1:42 pm dwbirdster <dwbirdster...> [MBBIRDS] Lighthouse Field access
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12/30/22 6:39 pm Chris Soriano <soriano151...> Re: [MBBIRDS] Texas bird?
12/30/22 5:26 pm Pamela King <pamela.harumi.king...> [MBBIRDS] RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL continues
12/30/22 4:09 pm Larry Corridon <larry961357...> Re: [MBBIRDS] Texas bird?
12/30/22 2:57 pm Jasper Barnes <jasper.barnes...> Re: [MBBIRDS] Texas bird?
12/30/22 2:52 pm Larry Corridon <larry961357...> [MBBIRDS] Texas bird?
12/30/22 2:43 pm Kate Edwards <kmedwards400...> [MBBIRDS] Catbird and Bluetail
12/30/22 1:05 pm Kent Johnson <kentjohnson...> Re: [MBBIRDS] Re: Red-flanked Bluetail at Lighthouse Field
12/30/22 12:40 pm Mike Correll-Feichtner <feinervogel94551...> Re: [MBBIRDS] Re: Red-flanked Bluetail at Lighthouse Field
12/30/22 9:45 am Heidi <mrskuhle...> Re: [MBBIRDS] Re: Red-flanked Bluetail at Lighthouse Field
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Date: 1/29/23 2:07 pm
From: Andrew Schneider <andecon...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Possible shrike at Pinto Lake County Park
Around 11am Friday, at Pinto Lake, I saw a bird perched at the top of a bare branch, out on a small island. It appeared to be light gray on its head and back, and white on its breast and belly (bird was facing to my right). Tim Jolly was with me, but before I could point out its location to him, the bird flew away, toward the opposite shore (looking toward about where the disused restroom building is).

When it flew away, I made out four white areas, contrasting with dark: I'm sure that I saw white corners on the dark tail, and two other white spots against dark backgrounds. I don't see LOGGERHEAD SHRIKEs very often, but I don't know what else it could have been (unless it was a NORTHERN SHRIKE, which seems less likely).

I thought I'd mention it as a tentative ID, since I didn't see that species on eBird's species list for Pinto Lake County Park, and perhaps others might like to look out for it.

Thanks,
Andy Schneider

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Date: 1/29/23 8:45 am
From: Larry Corridon <larry961357...>
Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] Bald Eagles
On a walk at Twin Lakes yesterday, in the Cormorant and Heron rookery across the lake from the trail, we (The Usual Suspects, Phil) saw a pair of BALD EAGLES that appeared mature but one might have been a 3rd year since we didn’t see them flying to get details. Earlier, we saw one BALD EAGLE on the tall Eucalyptus tree near the San Lorenzo River mouth and railroad trestle. Perhaps all sightings were the same 2 birds.

> On Jan 28, 2023, at 14:54, Kent Johnson <kentjohnson...> wrote:
>
> Two Bald Eagles flew over Terrace Point this morning, heading in the direction of Natural Bridges. One was a third-year bird, which was followed about 1-2 minutes later by a full adult. It was a lovely day out there, though I failed to find the Palm Warbler that others have reported at that location.
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Date: 1/28/23 7:32 pm
From: Matthew Coale <matthewcoale02...>
Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] Bald Eagles
Hi All

We may have seen the same pair. First just one at the San Lorenzo river
mouth at about 9:50am we saw what I would think was the 3rd year bird
fly by and then perch in the euc's along the river. Then again we saw
both birds at Swan Lake from the Simpkins Swim Center side perched in
the euc's on the east side of Swan Lake there some time later.
Also seen was the SAGE THRASHER at the river mouth. We missed on the
BLACK SKIMMER. Seen by the Usual Suspects.

Matthew Coale
Santa Cruz

On 1/28/2023 2:54 PM, Kent Johnson wrote:
> Two Bald Eagles flew over Terrace Point this morning, heading in the
> direction of Natural Bridges. One was a third-year bird, which was
> followed about 1-2 minutes later by a full adult. It was a lovely day
> out there, though I failed to find the Palm Warbler that others have
> reported at that location.
>
> Kent Johnson
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Date: 1/28/23 2:54 pm
From: Kent Johnson <kentjohnson...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Bald Eagles
Two Bald Eagles flew over Terrace Point this morning, heading in the direction of Natural Bridges. One was a third-year bird, which was followed about 1-2 minutes later by a full adult. It was a lovely day out there, though I failed to find the Palm Warbler that others have reported at that location.

Kent Johnson

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Date: 1/27/23 11:40 pm
From: Arthur Macmillan <grrrrrrrrrr8...>
Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] Red-flanked Bluetail ... photos
Those are great photos!

I understand your point, not wanting to stress birds, but if we are being
honest, unless you are actively throwing things at it, I don't think your
presence will even be noticeable among all the bikers, climbers,
joggers...and worse. In fact you were probably shielding it from all of
the aforementioned very loud types that had to go around you.

Those photos are treasures!

Arthur "Mac" Macmillan
Santa Cruz

On Fri, Jan 27, 2023 at 7:29 PM Pete Sole <pete...> wrote:

> Hi birders,
>
> With very mixed feelings I've been chasing the RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL in
> lighthouse field. Why mixed feelings? I worry about harassing a stressed
> vagrant bird, just to greedily get better photos... But today, a number
> of us managed to get some decent pics, with minimal bird disturbance. My
> best set include (enjoy on a larger screen):
>
>
> http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/web_ready/thrushes/bluetail_red_flanked_230127e.jpg
>
>
> http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/web_ready/thrushes/bluetail_red_flanked_230127c.jpg
>
> This was an active bird. However, due to the respectful minimal
> disturbance, the bird could put on a show in some branches, in
> relatively good light.
>
> For those that are interested in photography details. Both images were
> shot at aperture f9.0, ISO 2000, shutter speed of 1/500 sec., focal
> length set to 840mm. Cropped with minimal processing in Photoshop.
> Lighting adjusted just a hair. Final pass through Topaz DeNoise to
> remove image grain and sharpen just a smidge.
>
> Ebird list from Lighthouse Field, with additional photos:
> https://ebird.org/checklist/S127035878
>
> What a bird!
>
> Pete Solé
>
> Soquel, CA
>
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Date: 1/27/23 7:29 pm
From: Pete Sole <pete...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Red-flanked Bluetail ... photos
Hi birders,

With very mixed feelings I've been chasing the RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL in
lighthouse field. Why mixed feelings? I worry about harassing a stressed
vagrant bird, just to greedily get better photos... But today, a number
of us managed to get some decent pics, with minimal bird disturbance. My
best set include (enjoy on a larger screen):

http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/web_ready/thrushes/bluetail_red_flanked_230127e.jpg

http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/web_ready/thrushes/bluetail_red_flanked_230127c.jpg

This was an active bird. However, due to the respectful minimal
disturbance, the bird could put on a show in some branches, in
relatively good light.

For those that are interested in photography details. Both images were
shot at aperture f9.0, ISO 2000, shutter speed of 1/500 sec., focal
length set to 840mm. Cropped with minimal processing in Photoshop.
Lighting adjusted just a hair. Final pass through Topaz DeNoise to
remove image grain and sharpen just a smidge.

Ebird list from Lighthouse Field, with additional photos:
https://ebird.org/checklist/S127035878

What a bird!

Pete Solé

Soquel, CA


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Date: 1/26/23 9:17 am
From: Cliff Bixler <clifford.bixler50...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Tennessee Warbler continues
In the orange spires next to the picnic area @ Swanton Berry Farm. 8:30 am
today.

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Date: 1/25/23 7:03 pm
From: Kevin Miller <avekevin...>
Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] Western Bluebirds
I've also seen them here in Corralitos frolicking in my pond for the last two weeks or so. I don't recall seeing them in these parts during the Winter.

On Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 04:35:29 PM PST, Linda Brodman <redwdrn...> wrote:

I was walking to my mailbox where I live in Live Oak, and observed a
pair of Western Bluebirds in the courtyard flycatching from tree to tree.

Linda Brodman

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Date: 1/25/23 4:26 pm
From: Carol Pecot <carol.pecot...>
Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] cat question
Thanks Phil. I would like to add that we should encourage any cat owners to get a catio or other methods of not having their cats out hunting ( as that very beautiful cat was doing). I used to work in wildlife rehab, and can tell you that when you saw the label “cc” (cat caught) it pretty much meant that the bird would die within a few days.

For cats that still are outside, there is Birdsbesafe® collar covers. " A Birdsbesafe® collar cover will typically reduce the number of birds caught by your outdoor cat by 87%, according to a 2015 North American science study”

Carol Pecot


> On Jan 25, 2023, at 3:46 PM, Larry Corridon <larry961357...> wrote:
>
> Thank you Phil.
>
> Larry
>
>> On Jan 25, 2023, at 15:35, Phil Brown <pdpbrown...> wrote:
>>
>> please close this thread. that's enough about cats for now, thanks, Phil Brown
>>
>> On Wed, Jan 25, 2023 at 3:29 PM Amanda Preece <apreece24...> <mailto:<apreece24...>> wrote:
>> Such a beautiful cat! I used to have a book of cat breeds, basically a "field guide", when I was little, but I don't recognize this one. Might be a good old fashioned mixed breed shorthair.
>> But I'm going to be the party pooper and note that outdoor cats cause serious harm to bird and other wildlife populations. It's estimated that 2.4 billion birds are killed each year in the US/Canada by free-roaming cats. Hopefully I'm preaching to the choir, but cats should be kept indoors, contained in an enclosure (catio!), or only allowed outdoors on a leash or under supervision. There's tons of great information online about this issue and the American Bird Conservancy has great info on their website here:https://abcbirds.org/program/cats-indoors/cats-and-birds/ <https://abcbirds.org/program/cats-indoors/cats-and-birds/>
>> I love cats and have always had them as pets. Since having indoor cats, I feel like I have a much more deep and interesting relationship with them, more so than with any outdoor cats I've had who always would go find entertainment and adventure outside, without me. Sadly, they didn't often last long outdoors, and that was the first reason I started keeping cats inside - I don't want my beloved pet to die a brutal death by car, coyote, disease, or other predators.
>> Hopefully this doesn't open a can of worms, but I just wanted to remind folks of the impact of our actions. Birders are generally science-informed folks, and I hope that no one is too upset by this information. The hardest part is talking about this with people who aren't already avid birders/naturalists and don't see the annual loss of 2.4 billion birds as a problem.
>> Keep getting out and enjoying this lovely weather and the lovely birds! I so appreciate the conversations in this email group and all the knowledge sharing. Thanks all!
>> Amanda Preece
>> Monterey, CA
>>
>> On 1/25/23 15:12, Arthur Macmillan wrote:
>>> This is one I have seen outside. It may not be an exotic breed, but it does seem somehow different. It is quite tall, and it walks with confidence and looks like a serious predator when it is in the stalking mode. In the same area I have seen owners walking a Savannah Cat on a leash. It's fun to photograph unusual cats! I don't know much about them, though.
>>>
>>> <51985657233_1e776129a0_k.jpg>
>>>
>>> Mac Macmillan
>>> Santa Cruz
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wed, Jan 25, 2023 at 6:35 AM Karen Cohen <karencyd...> <mailto:<karencyd...>> wrote:
>>> That is a Bengal cat. A breed of cat. A domestic cat that is a hybrid with the Asian leopard cat
>>>
>>> On Tue, Jan 24, 2023 at 2:44 PM Kent Johnson <kentjohnson...> <mailto:<kentjohnson...>> wrote:
>>> Thanks to all who have quickly identified it as a Bengal cat.
>>> From: Julia van der Wyk <juliavdw11...> <mailto:<juliavdw11...>>
>>> Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2023 2:38 PM
>>> To: Kent Johnson <kentjohnson...> <mailto:<kentjohnson...>>
>>> Cc: <MBBIRDS...> <mailto:<MBBIRDS...> <mbbirds...> <mailto:<mbbirds...>>
>>> Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] cat question
>>>
>>> I’m going to say “Bengal”. They are beautiful! Wild cats made in domestic cat form, from what I understand.
>>>
>>> –Julia v.
>>>
>>>
>>>> On Jan 24, 2023, at 2:23 PM, Kent Johnson <kentjohnson...> <mailto:<kentjohnson...>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Having received, so far, no objections to my previous post about birds outside our area, I shall risk further transgressions by asking the group about a non-avian animal and posting a photo. I did encounter it while birding. The creature was the most beautiful cat I have ever seen. It had markings almost like an ocelot, with black rosettes and streaks on a tawny background, but otherwise seemed to be an ordinary house cat. Does anyone know anything about such cats? My lifestyle really does not have a place for a pet cat, but this almost makes me want to get one. Perhaps it would be a shame to keep such a wild-looking creature indoors anyway. I saw it last week while looking for the Sage Thrasher at the San Lorenzo River Mouth. I saw the Thrasher; let us hope the cat did not.
>>>>
>>>> Kent Johnson
>>>>
>>>> <DSC_0688 (3).JPG>
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Date: 1/25/23 3:46 pm
From: Larry Corridon <larry961357...>
Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] cat question
Thank you Phil.

Larry

> On Jan 25, 2023, at 15:35, Phil Brown <pdpbrown...> wrote:
>
> please close this thread. that's enough about cats for now, thanks, Phil Brown
>
> On Wed, Jan 25, 2023 at 3:29 PM Amanda Preece <apreece24...> <mailto:<apreece24...>> wrote:
>> Such a beautiful cat! I used to have a book of cat breeds, basically a "field guide", when I was little, but I don't recognize this one. Might be a good old fashioned mixed breed shorthair.
>>
>> But I'm going to be the party pooper and note that outdoor cats cause serious harm to bird and other wildlife populations. It's estimated that 2.4 billion birds are killed each year in the US/Canada by free-roaming cats. Hopefully I'm preaching to the choir, but cats should be kept indoors, contained in an enclosure (catio!), or only allowed outdoors on a leash or under supervision. There's tons of great information online about this issue and the American Bird Conservancy has great info on their website here: https://abcbirds.org/program/cats-indoors/cats-and-birds/
>>
>> I love cats and have always had them as pets. Since having indoor cats, I feel like I have a much more deep and interesting relationship with them, more so than with any outdoor cats I've had who always would go find entertainment and adventure outside, without me. Sadly, they didn't often last long outdoors, and that was the first reason I started keeping cats inside - I don't want my beloved pet to die a brutal death by car, coyote, disease, or other predators.
>>
>> Hopefully this doesn't open a can of worms, but I just wanted to remind folks of the impact of our actions. Birders are generally science-informed folks, and I hope that no one is too upset by this information. The hardest part is talking about this with people who aren't already avid birders/naturalists and don't see the annual loss of 2.4 billion birds as a problem.
>>
>> Keep getting out and enjoying this lovely weather and the lovely birds! I so appreciate the conversations in this email group and all the knowledge sharing. Thanks all!
>>
>> Amanda Preece
>> Monterey, CA
>>
>>
>> On 1/25/23 15:12, Arthur Macmillan wrote:
>>> This is one I have seen outside. It may not be an exotic breed, but it does seem somehow different. It is quite tall, and it walks with confidence and looks like a serious predator when it is in the stalking mode. In the same area I have seen owners walking a Savannah Cat on a leash. It's fun to photograph unusual cats! I don't know much about them, though.
>>>
>>> <51985657233_1e776129a0_k.jpg>
>>>
>>> Mac Macmillan
>>> Santa Cruz
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wed, Jan 25, 2023 at 6:35 AM Karen Cohen <karencyd...> <mailto:<karencyd...>> wrote:
>>>> That is a Bengal cat. A breed of cat. A domestic cat that is a hybrid with the Asian leopard cat
>>>>
>>>> On Tue, Jan 24, 2023 at 2:44 PM Kent Johnson <kentjohnson...> <mailto:<kentjohnson...>> wrote:
>>>>> Thanks to all who have quickly identified it as a Bengal cat.
>>>>> From: Julia van der Wyk <juliavdw11...> <mailto:<juliavdw11...>>
>>>>> Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2023 2:38 PM
>>>>> To: Kent Johnson <kentjohnson...> <mailto:<kentjohnson...>>
>>>>> Cc: <MBBIRDS...> <mailto:<MBBIRDS...> <mbbirds...> <mailto:<mbbirds...>>
>>>>> Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] cat question
>>>>>
>>>>> I’m going to say “Bengal”. They are beautiful! Wild cats made in domestic cat form, from what I understand.
>>>>>
>>>>> –Julia v.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> On Jan 24, 2023, at 2:23 PM, Kent Johnson <kentjohnson...> <mailto:<kentjohnson...>> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Having received, so far, no objections to my previous post about birds outside our area, I shall risk further transgressions by asking the group about a non-avian animal and posting a photo. I did encounter it while birding. The creature was the most beautiful cat I have ever seen. It had markings almost like an ocelot, with black rosettes and streaks on a tawny background, but otherwise seemed to be an ordinary house cat. Does anyone know anything about such cats? My lifestyle really does not have a place for a pet cat, but this almost makes me want to get one. Perhaps it would be a shame to keep such a wild-looking creature indoors anyway. I saw it last week while looking for the Sage Thrasher at the San Lorenzo River Mouth. I saw the Thrasher; let us hope the cat did not.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Kent Johnson
>>>>>>
>>>>>> <DSC_0688 (3).JPG>
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Date: 1/25/23 3:35 pm
From: Phil Brown <pdpbrown...>
Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] cat question
please close this thread. that's enough about cats for now, thanks, Phil
Brown

On Wed, Jan 25, 2023 at 3:29 PM Amanda Preece <apreece24...> wrote:

> Such a beautiful cat! I used to have a book of cat breeds, basically a
> "field guide", when I was little, but I don't recognize this one. Might be
> a good old fashioned mixed breed shorthair.
>
> But I'm going to be the party pooper and note that outdoor cats cause
> serious harm to bird and other wildlife populations. It's estimated that
> 2.4 billion birds are killed each year in the US/Canada by free-roaming
> cats. Hopefully I'm preaching to the choir, but cats should be kept
> indoors, contained in an enclosure (catio!), or only allowed outdoors on a
> leash or under supervision. There's tons of great information online about
> this issue and the American Bird Conservancy has great info on their
> website here: https://abcbirds.org/program/cats-indoors/cats-and-birds/
>
> I love cats and have always had them as pets. Since having indoor cats, I
> feel like I have a much more deep and interesting relationship with them,
> more so than with any outdoor cats I've had who always would go find
> entertainment and adventure outside, without me. Sadly, they didn't often
> last long outdoors, and that was the first reason I started keeping cats
> inside - I don't want my beloved pet to die a brutal death by car, coyote,
> disease, or other predators.
>
> Hopefully this doesn't open a can of worms, but I just wanted to remind
> folks of the impact of our actions. Birders are generally science-informed
> folks, and I hope that no one is too upset by this information. The hardest
> part is talking about this with people who aren't already avid
> birders/naturalists and don't see the annual loss of 2.4 billion birds as a
> problem.
>
> Keep getting out and enjoying this lovely weather and the lovely birds! I
> so appreciate the conversations in this email group and all the knowledge
> sharing. Thanks all!
> Amanda Preece
> Monterey, CA
>
>
> On 1/25/23 15:12, Arthur Macmillan wrote:
>
> This is one I have seen outside. It may not be an exotic breed, but it
> does seem somehow different. It is quite tall, and it walks with
> confidence and looks like a serious predator when it is in the stalking
> mode. In the same area I have seen owners walking a Savannah Cat on a
> leash. It's fun to photograph unusual cats! I don't know much about them,
> though.
>
> [image: 51985657233_1e776129a0_k.jpg]
>
> Mac Macmillan
> Santa Cruz
>
>
> On Wed, Jan 25, 2023 at 6:35 AM Karen Cohen <karencyd...> wrote:
>
>> That is a Bengal cat. A breed of cat. A domestic cat that is a hybrid
>> with the Asian leopard cat
>>
>> On Tue, Jan 24, 2023 at 2:44 PM Kent Johnson <kentjohnson...>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Thanks to all who have quickly identified it as a Bengal cat.
>>> ------------------------------
>>> *From:* Julia van der Wyk <juliavdw11...>
>>> *Sent:* Tuesday, January 24, 2023 2:38 PM
>>> *To:* Kent Johnson <kentjohnson...>
>>> *Cc:* <MBBIRDS...> <mbbirds...>
>>> *Subject:* Re: [MBBIRDS] cat question
>>>
>>> I’m going to say “Bengal”. They are beautiful! Wild cats made in
>>> domestic cat form, from what I understand.
>>>
>>> –Julia v.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Jan 24, 2023, at 2:23 PM, Kent Johnson <kentjohnson...>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Having received, so far, no objections to my previous post about birds
>>> outside our area, I shall risk further transgressions by asking the group
>>> about a non-avian animal and posting a photo. I did encounter it while
>>> birding. The creature was the most beautiful cat I have ever seen. It had
>>> markings almost like an ocelot, with black rosettes and streaks on a tawny
>>> background, but otherwise seemed to be an ordinary house cat. Does anyone
>>> know anything about such cats? My lifestyle really does not have a place
>>> for a pet cat, but this almost makes me want to get one. Perhaps it would
>>> be a shame to keep such a wild-looking creature indoors anyway. I saw it
>>> last week while looking for the Sage Thrasher at the San Lorenzo River
>>> Mouth. I saw the Thrasher; let us hope the cat did not.
>>>
>>> Kent Johnson
>>> <DSC_0688 (3).JPG>
>>>
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Date: 1/25/23 3:29 pm
From: Amanda Preece <apreece24...>
Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] cat question
Such a beautiful cat! I used to have a book of cat breeds, basically a
"field guide", when I was little, but I don't recognize this one. Might
be a good old fashioned mixed breed shorthair.

But I'm going to be the party pooper and note that outdoor cats cause
serious harm to bird and other wildlife populations. It's estimated that
2.4 billion birds are killed each year in the US/Canada by free-roaming
cats. Hopefully I'm preaching to the choir, but cats should be kept
indoors, contained in an enclosure (catio!), or only allowed outdoors on
a leash or under supervision. There's tons of great information online
about this issue and the American Bird Conservancy has great info on
their website here:
https://abcbirds.org/program/cats-indoors/cats-and-birds/

I love cats and have always had them as pets. Since having indoor cats,
I feel like I have a much more deep and interesting relationship with
them, more so than with any outdoor cats I've had who always would go
find entertainment and adventure outside, without me. Sadly, they didn't
often last long outdoors, and that was the first reason I started
keeping cats inside - I don't want my beloved pet to die a brutal death
by car, coyote, disease, or other predators.

Hopefully this doesn't open a can of worms, but I just wanted to remind
folks of the impact of our actions. Birders are generally
science-informed folks, and I hope that no one is too upset by this
information. The hardest part is talking about this with people who
aren't already avid birders/naturalists and don't see the annual loss of
2.4 billion birds as a problem.

Keep getting out and enjoying this lovely weather and the lovely birds!
I so appreciate the conversations in this email group and all the
knowledge sharing. Thanks all!

Amanda Preece
Monterey, CA


On 1/25/23 15:12, Arthur Macmillan wrote:
> This is one I have seen outside.  It may not be an exotic breed, but
> it does seem somehow different.  It is quite tall, and it walks with
> confidence and looks like a serious predator when it is in the
> stalking mode.  In the same area I have seen owners walking a Savannah
> Cat on a leash.  It's fun to photograph unusual cats!  I don't know
> much about them, though.
>
> 51985657233_1e776129a0_k.jpg
>
> Mac Macmillan
> Santa Cruz
>
>
> On Wed, Jan 25, 2023 at 6:35 AM Karen Cohen <karencyd...> wrote:
>
> That is a Bengal cat. A breed of cat.  A domestic cat that is a
> hybrid with the Asian leopard cat
>
> On Tue, Jan 24, 2023 at 2:44 PM Kent Johnson
> <kentjohnson...> wrote:
>
> Thanks to all who have quickly identified it as a Bengal cat.
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *From:* Julia van der Wyk <juliavdw11...>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, January 24, 2023 2:38 PM
> *To:* Kent Johnson <kentjohnson...>
> *Cc:* <MBBIRDS...> <mbbirds...>
> *Subject:* Re: [MBBIRDS] cat question
> I’m going to say “Bengal”. They are beautiful! Wild cats made
> in domestic cat form, from what I understand.
>
> –Julia v.
>
>
>> On Jan 24, 2023, at 2:23 PM, Kent Johnson
>> <kentjohnson...> wrote:
>>
>> Having received, so far, no objections to my previous post
>> about birds outside our area, I shall risk further
>> transgressions by asking the group about a non-avian animal
>> and posting a photo. I did encounter it while birding. The
>> creature was the most beautiful cat I have ever seen. It had
>> markings almost like an ocelot, with black rosettes and
>> streaks on a tawny background, but otherwise seemed to be an
>> ordinary house cat. Does anyone know anything about such
>> cats? My lifestyle really does not have a place for a pet
>> cat, but this almost makes me want to get one. Perhaps it
>> would be a shame to keep such a wild-looking creature indoors
>> anyway. I saw it last week while looking for the Sage
>> Thrasher at the San Lorenzo River Mouth. I saw the Thrasher;
>> let us hope the cat did not.
>>
>> Kent Johnson
>>
>> <DSC_0688 (3).JPG>
>>
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Date: 1/25/23 3:13 pm
From: Arthur Macmillan <grrrrrrrrrr8...>
Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] cat question
This is one I have seen outside. It may not be an exotic breed, but it
does seem somehow different. It is quite tall, and it walks with
confidence and looks like a serious predator when it is in the stalking
mode. In the same area I have seen owners walking a Savannah Cat on a
leash. It's fun to photograph unusual cats! I don't know much about them,
though.

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On Wed, Jan 25, 2023 at 6:35 AM Karen Cohen <karencyd...> wrote:

> That is a Bengal cat. A breed of cat. A domestic cat that is a hybrid
> with the Asian leopard cat
>
> On Tue, Jan 24, 2023 at 2:44 PM Kent Johnson <kentjohnson...>
> wrote:
>
>> Thanks to all who have quickly identified it as a Bengal cat.
>> ------------------------------
>> *From:* Julia van der Wyk <juliavdw11...>
>> *Sent:* Tuesday, January 24, 2023 2:38 PM
>> *To:* Kent Johnson <kentjohnson...>
>> *Cc:* <MBBIRDS...> <mbbirds...>
>> *Subject:* Re: [MBBIRDS] cat question
>>
>> I’m going to say “Bengal”. They are beautiful! Wild cats made in domestic
>> cat form, from what I understand.
>>
>> –Julia v.
>>
>>
>> On Jan 24, 2023, at 2:23 PM, Kent Johnson <kentjohnson...>
>> wrote:
>>
>> Having received, so far, no objections to my previous post about birds
>> outside our area, I shall risk further transgressions by asking the group
>> about a non-avian animal and posting a photo. I did encounter it while
>> birding. The creature was the most beautiful cat I have ever seen. It had
>> markings almost like an ocelot, with black rosettes and streaks on a tawny
>> background, but otherwise seemed to be an ordinary house cat. Does anyone
>> know anything about such cats? My lifestyle really does not have a place
>> for a pet cat, but this almost makes me want to get one. Perhaps it would
>> be a shame to keep such a wild-looking creature indoors anyway. I saw it
>> last week while looking for the Sage Thrasher at the San Lorenzo River
>> Mouth. I saw the Thrasher; let us hope the cat did not.
>>
>> Kent Johnson
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Date: 1/25/23 6:35 am
From: Karen Cohen <karencyd...>
Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] cat question
That is a Bengal cat. A breed of cat. A domestic cat that is a hybrid with
the Asian leopard cat

On Tue, Jan 24, 2023 at 2:44 PM Kent Johnson <kentjohnson...>
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> Thanks to all who have quickly identified it as a Bengal cat.
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Julia van der Wyk <juliavdw11...>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, January 24, 2023 2:38 PM
> *To:* Kent Johnson <kentjohnson...>
> *Cc:* <MBBIRDS...> <mbbirds...>
> *Subject:* Re: [MBBIRDS] cat question
>
> I’m going to say “Bengal”. They are beautiful! Wild cats made in domestic
> cat form, from what I understand.
>
> –Julia v.
>
>
> On Jan 24, 2023, at 2:23 PM, Kent Johnson <kentjohnson...> wrote:
>
> Having received, so far, no objections to my previous post about birds
> outside our area, I shall risk further transgressions by asking the group
> about a non-avian animal and posting a photo. I did encounter it while
> birding. The creature was the most beautiful cat I have ever seen. It had
> markings almost like an ocelot, with black rosettes and streaks on a tawny
> background, but otherwise seemed to be an ordinary house cat. Does anyone
> know anything about such cats? My lifestyle really does not have a place
> for a pet cat, but this almost makes me want to get one. Perhaps it would
> be a shame to keep such a wild-looking creature indoors anyway. I saw it
> last week while looking for the Sage Thrasher at the San Lorenzo River
> Mouth. I saw the Thrasher; let us hope the cat did not.
>
> Kent Johnson
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Date: 1/24/23 5:46 pm
From: Wendelyn Wells <westwell55...>
Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] cat question
What a beautiful cat! There are several 'hybrids' out there with these lovely markings. I believe some 'are' hybrids from wild cats. Lovely!

Ps: I had an SPCA rescue years ago, a feral kitten with the same markings only in shades of grey (instead of browns). Amazing kitty. She aged out and I miss her so!

On Jan 24, 2023, at 2:23 PM, Kent Johnson <kentjohnson...> wrote:


Having received, so far, no objections to my previous post about birds outside our area, I shall risk further transgressions by asking the group about a non-avian animal and posting a photo. I did encounter it while birding. The creature was the most beautiful cat I have ever seen. It had markings almost like an ocelot, with black rosettes and streaks on a tawny background, but otherwise seemed to be an ordinary house cat. Does anyone know anything about such cats? My lifestyle really does not have a place for a pet cat, but this almost makes me want to get one. Perhaps it would be a shame to keep such a wild-looking creature indoors anyway. I saw it last week while looking for the Sage Thrasher at the San Lorenzo River Mouth. I saw the Thrasher; let us hope the cat did not.

Kent Johnson


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Date: 1/24/23 2:44 pm
From: Kent Johnson <kentjohnson...>
Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] cat question
Thanks to all who have quickly identified it as a Bengal cat.
________________________________
From: Julia van der Wyk <juliavdw11...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2023 2:38 PM
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Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] cat question

I’m going to say “Bengal”. They are beautiful! Wild cats made in domestic cat form, from what I understand.

–Julia v.


On Jan 24, 2023, at 2:23 PM, Kent Johnson <kentjohnson...><mailto:<kentjohnson...>> wrote:


Having received, so far, no objections to my previous post about birds outside our area, I shall risk further transgressions by asking the group about a non-avian animal and posting a photo. I did encounter it while birding. The creature was the most beautiful cat I have ever seen. It had markings almost like an ocelot, with black rosettes and streaks on a tawny background, but otherwise seemed to be an ordinary house cat. Does anyone know anything about such cats? My lifestyle really does not have a place for a pet cat, but this almost makes me want to get one. Perhaps it would be a shame to keep such a wild-looking creature indoors anyway. I saw it last week while looking for the Sage Thrasher at the San Lorenzo River Mouth. I saw the Thrasher; let us hope the cat did not.

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Date: 1/24/23 2:38 pm
From: Julia van der Wyk <juliavdw11...>
Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] cat question
I’m going to say “Bengal”. They are beautiful! Wild cats made in domestic cat form, from what I understand.

–Julia v.


> On Jan 24, 2023, at 2:23 PM, Kent Johnson <kentjohnson...> wrote:
>
> Having received, so far, no objections to my previous post about birds outside our area, I shall risk further transgressions by asking the group about a non-avian animal and posting a photo. I did encounter it while birding. The creature was the most beautiful cat I have ever seen. It had markings almost like an ocelot, with black rosettes and streaks on a tawny background, but otherwise seemed to be an ordinary house cat. Does anyone know anything about such cats? My lifestyle really does not have a place for a pet cat, but this almost makes me want to get one. Perhaps it would be a shame to keep such a wild-looking creature indoors anyway. I saw it last week while looking for the Sage Thrasher at the San Lorenzo River Mouth. I saw the Thrasher; let us hope the cat did not.
>
> Kent Johnson
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Date: 1/24/23 2:23 pm
From: Kent Johnson <kentjohnson...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] cat question
Having received, so far, no objections to my previous post about birds outside our area, I shall risk further transgressions by asking the group about a non-avian animal and posting a photo. I did encounter it while birding. The creature was the most beautiful cat I have ever seen. It had markings almost like an ocelot, with black rosettes and streaks on a tawny background, but otherwise seemed to be an ordinary house cat. Does anyone know anything about such cats? My lifestyle really does not have a place for a pet cat, but this almost makes me want to get one. Perhaps it would be a shame to keep such a wild-looking creature indoors anyway. I saw it last week while looking for the Sage Thrasher at the San Lorenzo River Mouth. I saw the Thrasher; let us hope the cat did not.

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Date: 1/24/23 9:56 am
From: Bernadette Ramer <baramer...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Skimmer
At Seabright Beach now.
Just flew but came back.
Bernadette Ramer

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Date: 1/23/23 11:09 pm
From: Kent Johnson <kentjohnson...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Birding Merced County
I am just back from some birding in the San Joaquin Valley, which is perhaps out of our area, but I know some local birders visit there, so I offer this report.

Given the recent rain, I was a bit surprised that both San Luis National Wildlife Refuge and Merced NWR are open. At San Luis the Tule Elk auto tour route was closed, but the Waterfowl route was open, and that is the more important for birders. I found no great rarities there, but over 200 Tundra Swans in the pond along the road to the Sousa Marsh was more than I have seen there in the past.

At Merced NWR the only rarity was a Vermillion Flycatcher that wintered last year as well. About 200 Cackling Geese was a larger number of that species than I have seen there previously. There were much larger numbers of Snow, Ross’s, and Greater White-fronted Geese. I did not see any of the rarer ducks (Eurasian Widgeon, Blue-winged Teal) or even any Mallards, though there were lots of Northern Shovelers, Green-wined Teal, and Northern Pintails; and some American Widgeon, Gadwall, Cinnamon Teal, and a few others. The flooded fields across from the entrance was the best area for shorebirds, with Long-billed Dowitchers, Dunlin, Least Sandpipers, and Black-bellied Plovers.

A note about getting to Merced NWR: from Los Banos one normally could take Hwy. 33 east to Turner Island Road, and go north on Turner Island Road to Sand Slough Road to Nickel Road, to Sandy Mush Road and the Refuge. But Turner Island Road is closed between Hwy. 33 and Henry Miller Ave. It is better to go north from Los Banos on Hwy. 165 to Henry Miller, then east on Henry Miller to Turner Island Road.

Sante Fe Grade was closed to through traffic north of Wilson Road.

There are only a few ebird reports of single Yellow-headed Blackbirds in the San Joaquin Valley this winter, but I saw four at a small cattle operation on Hearst Road, off Ingomar Grade, northwest of Los Banos. This is fewer than I have seen there in the past. The cattle feed-lot/dairy/I-am-not-sure-what is quite close to Ingomar Grade, and about the only thing on Hearst Road.

Twice I saw Cattle Egrets flying over Hwy. 33/W. Pacheco Blvd. near the Los Banos airport.

Kent Johnson

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Date: 1/23/23 12:36 pm
From: Arthur Macmillan <grrrrrrrrrr8...>
Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] rare birds, birders, and birding gods (+ photos)
Pete, my man, those are some outstanding photos!

I really appreciate your message as I read it: 'Get out there and find
them! If I can do it carrying the Hubble Telescope, you can do it with
your camera!' Well, that's how it feels to me. Well, I can try...to try!
-Mac
Santa Cruz

On Sun, Jan 22, 2023 at 11:11 PM Judy Donaldson <calqua...>
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>
>
> ..a birding *hat trick*!!
>
> Congrats!
>
> J D
>
>
>
> On Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 10:33:41 PM PST, Pete Sole <
> <pete...> wrote:
>
>
> Hi birders,
>
> Today was a quite fun birding experience. We checked 3 different places
> for 3 different rare birds in Santa Cruz. The birding gods were feeling
> particularly generous. We saw all three birds. (It also really helps
> when other birders are there to point to you, to the exact spot where to
> look. 😁)
>
>
> First up, photos of the SAGE THRASHER at the San Lorenzo River mouth:
>
>
> http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/web_ready/mimids/thrasher_sage_220122a.jpg
>
>
> http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/web_ready/mimids/thrasher_sage_220122b.jpg
>
> I thought we might dip on this bird, but it showed about 30 minutes,
> just about the time I planed on leaving.
>
>
> Second was the YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, at the "circles" on the west
> side of Santa Cruz:
>
>
> http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/web_ready/woodpecker/sapsucker_yellow_bellied_230122a.jpg
>
>
> http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/web_ready/woodpecker/sapsucker_yellow_bellied_230122b.jpg
>
> As we pulled up to the stakeout point, Cindy generously told us that the
> sapsucker was about a block away on a specific tree. We drove to the
> indicated tree, and there she was. The YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was
> pecking hard about half way up the tree. Thanks Cindy!
>
>
> Third was the TENNESSEE WARBLER, at Swanton Berry farm near Davenport:
>
>
> http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/web_ready/warblers/warbler_tennessee_230122c.jpg
>
>
> http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/documentary/warbler_tennessee_230122a.jpg
>
> This bird was ridiculously easy to see. We drove up and parked. I loaded
> up on optics. Walked up to the indicated spot suggested by a young man,
> and there it was. Thank you sir!
>
>
> The sapsucker and warbler were seen within 5 minutes of parking the
> car... lol! Relevant ebird lists, some with extra photos:
>
> Sage Thrasher: https://ebird.org/checklist/S126714449
>
> Sapsucker: https://ebird.org/checklist/S126718872
>
> Warbler: https://ebird.org/checklist/S126734728
>
>
> Fun birding,
>
> Pete Solé
>
> Soquel, CA
>
>
>
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Date: 1/22/23 11:11 pm
From: Judy Donaldson <calqua...>
Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] rare birds, birders, and birding gods (+ photos)


..a birding hat trick!!
Congrats!
J D


On Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 10:33:41 PM PST, Pete Sole <pete...> wrote:

Hi birders,

Today was a quite fun birding experience. We checked 3 different places
for 3 different rare birds in Santa Cruz. The birding gods were feeling
particularly generous. We saw all three birds. (It also really helps
when other birders are there to point to you, to the exact spot where to
look. 😁)


First up, photos of the SAGE THRASHER at the San Lorenzo River mouth:

http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/web_ready/mimids/thrasher_sage_220122a.jpg

http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/web_ready/mimids/thrasher_sage_220122b.jpg

I thought we might dip on this bird, but it showed about 30 minutes,
just about the time I planed on leaving.


Second was the YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, at the "circles" on the west
side of Santa Cruz:

http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/web_ready/woodpecker/sapsucker_yellow_bellied_230122a.jpg

http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/web_ready/woodpecker/sapsucker_yellow_bellied_230122b.jpg

As we pulled up to the stakeout point, Cindy generously told us that the
sapsucker was about a block away on a specific tree. We drove to the
indicated tree, and there she was. The YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was
pecking hard about half way up the tree. Thanks Cindy!


Third was the TENNESSEE WARBLER, at Swanton Berry farm near Davenport:

http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/web_ready/warblers/warbler_tennessee_230122c.jpg

http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/documentary/warbler_tennessee_230122a.jpg

This bird was ridiculously easy to see. We drove up and parked. I loaded
up on optics. Walked up to the indicated spot suggested by a young man,
and there it was. Thank you sir!


The sapsucker and warbler were seen within 5 minutes of parking the
car... lol! Relevant ebird lists, some with extra photos:

    Sage Thrasher: https://ebird.org/checklist/S126714449

    Sapsucker: https://ebird.org/checklist/S126718872

    Warbler: https://ebird.org/checklist/S126734728


Fun birding,

Pete Solé

Soquel, CA




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Date: 1/22/23 10:33 pm
From: Pete Sole <pete...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] rare birds, birders, and birding gods (+ photos)
Hi birders,

Today was a quite fun birding experience. We checked 3 different places
for 3 different rare birds in Santa Cruz. The birding gods were feeling
particularly generous. We saw all three birds. (It also really helps
when other birders are there to point to you, to the exact spot where to
look. 😁)


First up, photos of the SAGE THRASHER at the San Lorenzo River mouth:

http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/web_ready/mimids/thrasher_sage_220122a.jpg

http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/web_ready/mimids/thrasher_sage_220122b.jpg

I thought we might dip on this bird, but it showed about 30 minutes,
just about the time I planed on leaving.


Second was the YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, at the "circles" on the west
side of Santa Cruz:

http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/web_ready/woodpecker/sapsucker_yellow_bellied_230122a.jpg

http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/web_ready/woodpecker/sapsucker_yellow_bellied_230122b.jpg

As we pulled up to the stakeout point, Cindy generously told us that the
sapsucker was about a block away on a specific tree. We drove to the
indicated tree, and there she was. The YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was
pecking hard about half way up the tree. Thanks Cindy!


Third was the TENNESSEE WARBLER, at Swanton Berry farm near Davenport:

http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/web_ready/warblers/warbler_tennessee_230122c.jpg

http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/documentary/warbler_tennessee_230122a.jpg

This bird was ridiculously easy to see. We drove up and parked. I loaded
up on optics. Walked up to the indicated spot suggested by a young man,
and there it was. Thank you sir!


The sapsucker and warbler were seen within 5 minutes of parking the
car... lol! Relevant ebird lists, some with extra photos:

    Sage Thrasher: https://ebird.org/checklist/S126714449

    Sapsucker: https://ebird.org/checklist/S126718872

    Warbler: https://ebird.org/checklist/S126734728


Fun birding,

Pete Solé

Soquel, CA




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Date: 1/22/23 11:25 am
From: Lee Jaffe <leejaffe54...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Binocs for sale - paying it forward
I hope it is OK to post this to this list. I am selling the pair of
Swarovski CL 8x25 pocket binoculars pictured below. These were given to me
by a friend last year. I tried them out and they didn't suit me and
they've sat unused ever since. Now that friend has some serious medical
problems with serious medical bills and I want to sell the binoculars to
help out. I've been the recipient of others' generosity recently and this
is my way of paying it forward.
[image: IMG_1203.JPG]
They are clean, barely used, and come with the original strap, case and
cleaning cloth shown. Most birders will be familiar with the Swarovski
brand (and price tag) but in case you need some more information, here's a
review:
https://www.birdwatching.com/optics/swarovski/swarovski_cl_pocket_binoculars.html

The list price for these is $977 and outlets such as B&H and Amazon are
asking $879. Since these are (gently) used, I don't expect to get full
price but I hope to get as much as possible given the situation. The
entire amount will go to my friend (who doesn't know I'm doing this and
isn't a member of this list) to help defray medical costs. I don't want to
get involved with shipping, so you need to be able to take delivery in the
Santa Cruz area. I will accept PayPal (preferred), check or cash. I
haven't worked out a more elegant way to manage the sale, so the binoculars
will go to the person making the best offer – with a reserve of $600 – by
noon PST on Tuesday, Jan. 24.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me separately.
Thank you for your consideration,

Lee Jaffe

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Date: 1/22/23 11:05 am
From: Phil Brown <pdpbrown...>
Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] Great-tailed Grackle in Safeway parking lot, Scotts Valley
They are fairly common in Watsonville particularly around the sloughs, but
uncommon in Scotts Valley, Regards, Phil Brown

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> Hi June,
>
> Is it unusual to see Great-tailed Grackles in our area? I ask because we
> saw four males and two females at the Watsonville Wetlands Watch Education
> Resource Center (located at the Pajaro Valley High School) this past
> Wednesday afternoon during a birding class with Nanci Adams. Nanci thought
> that one of the females looked like a first year bird. They were
> foraging around with several Red-winged Blackbirds, a few crows and a gull
> looking for left-over bits of lunch from the school kids.
>
> Best Regards,
> Debbie
>
> On Sat, Jan 21, 2023 at 2:55 PM June Langhoff <junelanghoff...>
> wrote:
>
>> A Great-tailed Grackle was making its loud calls. I followed the sound
>> and located a male, sitting on the pavement and walking about a bit. He
>> called for a few minutes and then flew off, landing again in, farther along
>> the parking lot.
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Date: 1/22/23 10:01 am
From: Deborah Diersch <debbiediersch...>
Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] Great-tailed Grackle in Safeway parking lot, Scotts Valley
Hi June,

Is it unusual to see Great-tailed Grackles in our area? I ask because we
saw four males and two females at the Watsonville Wetlands Watch Education
Resource Center (located at the Pajaro Valley High School) this past
Wednesday afternoon during a birding class with Nanci Adams. Nanci thought
that one of the females looked like a first year bird. They were
foraging around with several Red-winged Blackbirds, a few crows and a gull
looking for left-over bits of lunch from the school kids.

Best Regards,
Debbie

On Sat, Jan 21, 2023 at 2:55 PM June Langhoff <junelanghoff...>
wrote:

> A Great-tailed Grackle was making its loud calls. I followed the sound and
> located a male, sitting on the pavement and walking about a bit. He called
> for a few minutes and then flew off, landing again in, farther along the
> parking lot.
>
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Date: 1/21/23 2:55 pm
From: June Langhoff <junelanghoff...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Great-tailed Grackle in Safeway parking lot, Scotts Valley
A Great-tailed Grackle was making its loud calls. I followed the sound and
located a male, sitting on the pavement and walking about a bit. He called
for a few minutes and then flew off, landing again in, farther along the
parking lot.

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Date: 1/21/23 10:25 am
From: Erik Enbody <erik.enbody...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Yellow bellied sapsucker Santa Cruz
preciously reported apparent yellow bellied sapsucker is currently visiting
a tree in 320 Wilkes Circle front yard

Erik enbody
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Postdoctoral Scholar
UC Santa Cruz
https://erikenbody.github.io/

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Date: 1/20/23 4:12 pm
From: Don Roberson <creagrus...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] MTY highlights for fall 2022 updated
A much-delayed account of the very fine fall migration in Monterey County (MTY) is now available at
http://creagrus.home.montereybay.com/MTY_2022c.html

There was a wonderful selection of photos from locals and visitors, for which I am grateful, and I’ve included some analytics in an attempt to characterize eastern warbler migration in autumn 2022 in this county. Spoiler: it was good.

Thanks, Don Roberson
MTY bird records compiler

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Date: 1/20/23 2:33 pm
From: Lois Goldfrank <loisg...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Sapsucker
The yellow bellied sapsucker first found by Cindy is back in pepper tree at 341 Walk Circle. Pointed out by Andrew Kenney.

Lois, Sharon, Dave Lavorando

Sent from my iPhone

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Date: 1/19/23 10:37 am
From: Randy Wardle <wrwardle...>
Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] White-throated Sparrows
It seems that quite a few birders are seeing an increased number of White-throated Sparrows in the county this winter. I'm not sure if they have irruption years, but if they do, this seems to be one. (Four in the yard together this morning.)

Randy Wardle
Aptos
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Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2023 5:23 PM
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Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] White-throated Sparrows

Just spied a White-throated Sparrow in my front garden. First time I've notice this variety here. Also tons of Yellow-rumped Warblers, at the suet, first time I've noticed. Day Valley area.


On Sunday, January 15, 2023 at 2:08:36 PM UTC-8 <debbie......> wrote:
Hi Randy,

I have more White-throated Sparrows in my yard on Pleasant Valley Road (Aptos) this year, too! Three tan-striped and one white-striped. I started seeing the White-throated Sparrow about 4 years ago - just one white-stripe the first year then gradually more joined so it's exciting to see their numbers increase. I have dozens of Golden-crowned Sparrows, one or two White-crowned Sparrows and one Fox Sparrow that I've identified so far. They all mix together with the Dark-eyed Juncos, a few House Finches, Spotted Towhee, Mourning Doves and Band-tailed Pigeons eating the seeds I sprinkle on the ground. It's super fun to watch them all out there together even in the pouring rain!

Cheers!
Debbie

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Early this afternoon during a lull in the rain, our backyard became very active as many hungry birds all came out to look for some food. Among them were eight Townsend's Warblers all trying to get the suet at the same time. But the biggest surprise of the day was the five White-throated Sparrows that appeared together among the many crowned sparrows feeding on seed on the ground. There were four tan-striped and one white-striped. That's definitely the most White-throated Sparrows I have ever seen at the same time and place.

Good Birding,
Randy Wardle
Aptos

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Date: 1/19/23 9:23 am
From: sharonalucchesi <sharonalucchesi...>
Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] White-throated Sparrows
Just spied a White-throated Sparrow in my front garden. First time I've
notice this variety here. Also tons of Yellow-rumped Warblers, at the
suet, first time I've noticed. Day Valley area.


On Sunday, January 15, 2023 at 2:08:36 PM UTC-8 <debbie......> wrote:

> Hi Randy,
>
> I have more White-throated Sparrows in my yard on Pleasant Valley Road
> (Aptos) this year, too! Three tan-striped and one white-striped. I started
> seeing the White-throated Sparrow about 4 years ago - just one white-stripe
> the first year then gradually more joined so it's exciting to see their
> numbers increase. I have dozens of Golden-crowned Sparrows, one or two
> White-crowned Sparrows and one Fox Sparrow that I've identified so far.
> They all mix together with the Dark-eyed Juncos, a few House Finches,
> Spotted Towhee, Mourning Doves and Band-tailed Pigeons eating the seeds I
> sprinkle on the ground. It's super fun to watch them all out there together
> even in the pouring rain!
>
> Cheers!
> Debbie
>
> On Sat, Jan 14, 2023 at 8:52 PM Randy Wardle <wrwa......> wrote:
>
>> Early this afternoon during a lull in the rain, our backyard became very
>> active as many hungry birds all came out to look for some food. Among them
>> were eight Townsend's Warblers all trying to get the suet at the same time.
>> But the biggest surprise of the day was the five White-throated Sparrows
>> that appeared together among the many crowned sparrows feeding on seed on
>> the ground. There were four tan-striped and one white-striped. That's
>> definitely the most White-throated Sparrows I have ever seen at the same
>> time and place.
>>
>> Good Birding,
>> Randy Wardle
>> Aptos
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Date: 1/18/23 4:35 pm
From: Linda Brodman <redwdrn...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Western Bluebirds
I was walking to my mailbox where I live in Live Oak, and observed a
pair of Western Bluebirds in the courtyard flycatching from tree to tree.

Linda Brodman

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Date: 1/18/23 12:05 pm
From: <dnunns...>
Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] Digest for - 1 update in 1 topic


Hi there,

I don't know if you ever hike the Zayante Trail -
but it is washed out per this Monterey Bay Birders email...

love ya!

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> Brian Scanlon <briancscanlon...>: Jan 17 04:20PM -0800
>
> Heads up for anyone thinking of birding the Zaynate Trail. Zayante
> Creek
> has carved a new channel about 200ft wide above the confluence with San
> Lorenzo River. The trail is gone.
>
> [image: PXL_20230117_225737509.jpg]
> End of the trail, looking toward Graham Hill Rd.
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Date: 1/18/23 10:45 am
From: 'Eric Goodill' via mbbirds <mbbirds...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Bluetail continues
Hi,

Seen briefly in willows not by the foot bridge. I don’t know to describe other than with 36.953251, -122.030833.

Very muddy, sloppy ground, so wear appropriate footwear.

Good birding, Eric Goodill
Menlo Park

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Date: 1/18/23 10:13 am
From: 'Cindy Cummings' via mbbirds <mbbirds...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] ID help. Sapsucker?? in Pepper tree.
Photos of Sapsucker with white wing patch on only one side.  Immature? Possible Yellow-bellied Sapsucker?  Photos on ebird list link below.
eBird Checklist - 18 Jan 2023 - HomeSweetHome - 3 species (+1 other taxa)

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Date: 1/17/23 4:21 pm
From: Brian Scanlon <briancscanlon...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Zayante Trail
Heads up for anyone thinking of birding the Zaynate Trail. Zayante Creek
has carved a new channel about 200ft wide above the confluence with San
Lorenzo River. The trail is gone.

[image: PXL_20230117_225737509.jpg]
End of the trail, looking toward Graham Hill Rd.

Brian Scanlon

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Date: 1/16/23 3:27 pm
From: Jasper Barnes <jasper.barnes...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Black Skimmer
The BLACK SKIMMER seen at the San Lorenzo river mouth and found by Paul
Heady is continuing as of 15:27. It’s on the north side of the river in a
flock of gulls and standing on the seaweed. It’s often spooked up by
passers-by and especially offleash dogs but it usually returns.

Good birding!

—Jasper Barnes

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Date: 1/15/23 2:08 pm
From: Deborah Diersch <debbiediersch...>
Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] White-throated Sparrows
Hi Randy,

I have more White-throated Sparrows in my yard on Pleasant Valley Road
(Aptos) this year, too! Three tan-striped and one white-striped. I started
seeing the White-throated Sparrow about 4 years ago - just one white-stripe
the first year then gradually more joined so it's exciting to see their
numbers increase. I have dozens of Golden-crowned Sparrows, one or two
White-crowned Sparrows and one Fox Sparrow that I've identified so far.
They all mix together with the Dark-eyed Juncos, a few House Finches,
Spotted Towhee, Mourning Doves and Band-tailed Pigeons eating the seeds I
sprinkle on the ground. It's super fun to watch them all out there together
even in the pouring rain!

Cheers!
Debbie

On Sat, Jan 14, 2023 at 8:52 PM Randy Wardle <wrwardle...> wrote:

> Early this afternoon during a lull in the rain, our backyard became very
> active as many hungry birds all came out to look for some food. Among them
> were eight Townsend's Warblers all trying to get the suet at the same time.
> But the biggest surprise of the day was the five White-throated Sparrows
> that appeared together among the many crowned sparrows feeding on seed on
> the ground. There were four tan-striped and one white-striped. That's
> definitely the most White-throated Sparrows I have ever seen at the same
> time and place.
>
> Good Birding,
> Randy Wardle
> Aptos
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Date: 1/14/23 8:52 pm
From: Randy Wardle <wrwardle...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] White-throated Sparrows
Early this afternoon during a lull in the rain, our backyard became very active as many hungry birds all came out to look for some food. Among them were eight Townsend's Warblers all trying to get the suet at the same time. But the biggest surprise of the day was the five White-throated Sparrows that appeared together among the many crowned sparrows feeding on seed on the ground. There were four tan-striped and one white-striped. That's definitely the most White-throated Sparrows I have ever seen at the same time and place.

Good Birding,
Randy Wardle
Aptos

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Date: 1/14/23 3:14 pm
From: 'Tom Morell' via mbbirds <mbbirds...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Bluetail - Lighthouse Field
I had very good views of the Bluetail near the footbridge at Noon today.

Tom Morell

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Date: 1/13/23 1:02 pm
From: Arthur Macmillan <grrrrrrrrrr8...>
Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] Bluetail at Lighthouse Beach SP
James Holmes seems to be one heck of birder! I encountered him along with
Santa Cruz County's own birder Jeff Manker, who has migrated to Alameda
County. With all that synergy I was able to see the Red-flanked Bluetail,
and the Gray Catbird in under an hour! It was great seeing Jeff and his
friend, and finally get to see these birds!

Arthur Macmillan
Santa Cruz

On Thu, Jan 12, 2023 at 8:33 AM James Holmes <jfholmes12...> wrote:

> Still present this morning around the footbridge. Calling several times.
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Date: 1/13/23 12:52 pm
From: Arthur Macmillan <grrrrrrrrrr8...>
Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] Tropical Kingbird Watsonville
Thank you CD Lee-

I do tend to cast about for information, and I am fortunate that I get as
many good responses as I do! I have been made aware that this species has
become increasingly common in coastal regions in California. It is a great
flycatcher to watch. It reminds me of Say's Phoebe, the way it will
sometimes flutter its wings and stay hovering in the same spot a few
seconds before returning to the same, or nearby perch. I remember in 2020
there was a report of a TRKI near the San Lorenzo River more or less in the
trees behind the Indian restaurant The Royal Taj (?). That is very near
the foot bridge on the south end of San Lorenzo Park, where I was when I
saw my most recent one. Okay, so it took me three years!

-Mac Macmillan
Santa Cruz

On Fri, Jan 13, 2023 at 9:43 AM <cdlee......> <cdleescott...>
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> Yesterday around 3:00 p.m. in the first section of the West Marine Trail
> head of Struve Slough between the trail and water's edge, before the first
> bench on right. I was treated to a 15 minute fly catching exhibition with
> the pale sun shining! I did have my binoculars this time (but no, not the
> phone.) It was very easy to see the olive green on breast and back, as
> well as the notched tail, and very large, long beak. I'm posting this rare
> bird partially for Mac's benefit, as he mentioned in his flickr post a few
> weeks ago with his sighting in Santa Cruz, that this "rare" bird seems to
> be not quite as rare here in our county. This was a lifer for me, and such
> a beautiful bird and display! Now with more rain, who knows where it will
> go. It was still present when I left.
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Date: 1/13/23 9:44 am
From: <cdlee......> <cdleescott...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Tropical Kingbird Watsonville
Yesterday around 3:00 p.m. in the first section of the West Marine Trail
head of Struve Slough between the trail and water's edge, before the first
bench on right. I was treated to a 15 minute fly catching exhibition with
the pale sun shining! I did have my binoculars this time (but no, not the
phone.) It was very easy to see the olive green on breast and back, as
well as the notched tail, and very large, long beak. I'm posting this rare
bird partially for Mac's benefit, as he mentioned in his flickr post a few
weeks ago with his sighting in Santa Cruz, that this "rare" bird seems to
be not quite as rare here in our county. This was a lifer for me, and such
a beautiful bird and display! Now with more rain, who knows where it will
go. It was still present when I left.

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Date: 1/12/23 8:33 am
From: James Holmes <jfholmes12...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Bluetail at Lighthouse Beach SP
Still present this morning around the footbridge. Calling several times.



Jim Holmes
Sacramento

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Date: 1/10/23 3:43 pm
From: Lorrie Klosterman <loklosterman...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] 4:00 p.m. Say's Phoebe on SC Main Beach
Foraging among driftwood beside Ideal Bar and Grill, foot of wharf. Also
an osprey just circled quite low over the breakers.

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Date: 1/10/23 12:23 pm
From: Cliff Bixler <clifford.bixler50...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Snowy Egrets
17 more on the west Bank of Antonelli Pond.

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Date: 1/10/23 12:19 pm
From: Cliff Bixler <clifford.bixler50...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Field to the west of homeless garden
Along with the Western Bluebirds there is a flock of 9 Snowy Egrets.

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Date: 1/8/23 12:07 pm
From: David Ekdahl <decvmbb...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Red-flanked Bluetail
Seen this morning at 10:55 AM in the central willow patch at Lighthouse Field State Beach.

David Ekdahl



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Date: 1/6/23 9:59 pm
From: Brian Scanlon <briancscanlon...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Reporting bird bands.
I came across a banded gull last month and sent a report to the BBL as
suggested on the SCBC website, but they were not able to match it to any
study. Is there another site where I should report this? I think the band
information was clear, but I haven't done this before so perhaps I was
wrong. I reported left leg band 256 black on white.

Brian Scanlon

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Date: 1/6/23 10:14 am
From: Pete Sole <pete...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Santa Cruz Birding Resources
Hi birders,

Given the new year, recent mega rarity, and influx of birders in Santa
Cruz, I thought I would be nice to remind folks of great, free Santa
Cruz birding information
<https://santacruzbirdclub.org/birding-in-santa-cruz/> available from
the Santa Cruz Bird Club <https://santacruzbirdclub.org/> including:

Birding Guide to Santa Cruz County
<https://santacruzbirdclub.org/birding-in-santa-cruz/> -  A guide to
birding locations in Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz County Birding Year
<http://www.lighthousenet.com/sc_birding_year/> -  A fun month by month
guide to the birds to see in Santa Cruz County.

Of course, if you are so inclined, I encourage you to join the the Santa
Cruz Bird Club <https://santacruzbirdclub.org/>. Great for beginners as
well as bird nuts like myself. (Full disclosure, I'm just a lay member
of the club. Not one of the wonderful officers
<https://santacruzbirdclub.org/club-information/club-officers-2/> of the
club.  😁 )

Enjoy, and happy new year!

Pete Sole'

Grounded, but getting better in Soquel CA




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Date: 1/6/23 9:32 am
From: Larry Corridon <larry961357...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] "Teenage" Cooper's?

This COOPER’S HAWK has become a frequent visitor to my deck. I was struck by the pattern on it’s chest which is neither the immature or adult pattern as far as I can tell. Is this an in-between stage, neither perpendicular brown streaks or parallel reddish lines?






Larry Corridon
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Date: 1/5/23 4:13 pm
From: Abram Fleishman <abfleishman...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Red-Flanked Bluetail @ Lighthouse Field continues!
Saw it today 1/5 near the footbridge on the south side of the park near
West Cliff. It was moving all about and would disappear from one thicket
and show up behind me 20 minutes later! Beautiful bird. It was a treat to
see it with only one other birder after the hoards of birders here last
week.

If you come to look for it, the park is very wet right now. Please STAY on
trails and avoid making new trails in the mud avoiding puddles. Bring
boots and go through puddles instead of around puddles! It is currently
clear that a mob of birders descended on the park in recent days and have
flattened the grass and made many muddy foot paths everywhere.

Cheers,
Abram

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Date: 1/5/23 3:55 pm
From: Baymoon <aviva2...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Late request, anyone want to share guides and transport in Ecuador Feb 20 to March 3?
 

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Date: 1/5/23 12:57 pm
From: sharonalucchesi <sharonalucchesi...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Female Black-headed Grosbeak
This little gal likes to over-winter in Day Valley[image: IMG_6519.JPG]

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Date: 1/4/23 5:12 pm
From: 'Kraig C' via mbbirds <mbbirds...>
Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] Thank you to this Group
great reply Bob I want to thank the local Raimers that do group guides to pintolake park. I saw "bob" running his dayly jog allongside greenvalley road, I stuck my head out of my car and tried to give bob a thumbs up... he was heart set on jogging alongside his property.. we are concerned about the weather report.. pintolake was flooded since last saturday..  now pintolake park is closed due to flooding... there is alot of flooding and evacuation mandates allong the corralitos creek and san lorenzo river... the storm is full on this week.. we are prepairing for the worst and hoping for the best..
On Wednesday, January 4, 2023, 1:49:56 PM PST, Bob Meads <meadsbob...> wrote:


After the excitement of the Red-flanked Bluetail and the fact it's raining too hard to do much birding I wanted to slip in a thank you note for the New Year..

 

As a relatively new birder I have been impressed how this group and local birding community is so willing to share knowledge and time to help everyone. I can think of no other activity, hobby or sport where you can get so much help. My knowledge has grown exponentially the last couple of years. Now when I dash out to a local Wastewater Treatment Plant or equally undesirable location my family knows I have been reading mbbirds.



 

I want to thank Don Roberson who led my first every bird trip ( 8 hour Pelagic trip during covid )

Lisa Larson who’s enthusiasm on bird walks in locations close to home are so rewarding.

Finally Phil Brown and Alex Rinkert who can spot and identify a bird before I even lift up my binoculars.

 

Thanks to the whole birding community.




Regards,

Bob Meads

 

PS Hopefully one day I will be posting a rare bird sighting.


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Date: 1/4/23 1:49 pm
From: Bob Meads <meadsbob...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Thank you to this Group
After the excitement of the Red-flanked Bluetail and the fact it's raining
too hard to do much birding I wanted to slip in a thank you note for
the New Year..



As a relatively new birder I have been impressed how this group and local
birding community is so willing to share knowledge and time to help
everyone. I can think of no other activity, hobby or sport where you can
get so much help. My knowledge has grown exponentially the last couple of
years. Now when I dash out to a local Wastewater Treatment Plant or equally
undesirable location my family knows I have been reading mbbirds.



I want to thank Don Roberson who led my first every bird trip ( 8 hour
Pelagic trip during covid )

Lisa Larson who’s enthusiasm on bird walks in locations close to home are
so rewarding.

Finally Phil Brown and Alex Rinkert who can spot and identify a bird before
I even lift up my binoculars.



Thanks to the whole birding community.


Regards,

Bob Meads



PS Hopefully one day I will be posting a rare bird sighting.

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Date: 1/3/23 2:45 pm
From: Arthur Macmillan <grrrrrrrrrr8...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] "Blue-eyed" Brown Creeper...is this a feature of juveniles?
It was seen Dec. 30th at lighthouse field. It was raining, but both photos
show blue eyes pretty well. I've never seen this before, though there is
quite a bit I haven't seen!

Here is a photo:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/handsoff/52605653479/in/dateposted-public/

-Arthur Macmillan
Santa Cruz

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Date: 1/2/23 3:10 pm
From: Steven Pousty <steve.pousty...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Summarize your ebird checklists
Greetings everyone:
I have finished coding a python program that takes a list of eBird
checklists and compiles all the information into a nice handy output.

It gives total miles and total hours.

It goes through and totals all the counts of all the species seen in the
checklists provided. Currently it returns in alphabetical order - which
worked best for me

If people really want the tabulations in genus order matching the ABA bird
list I can do that as well. I am not taking that on unless I know a couple
of people are going to use the code and would like the feature.

Let me know if you would like to try it.

Cheers!
Steve

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Date: 1/2/23 11:59 am
From: Simon Thornhill <sjthornhill...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Gray Catbird at Lighthouse Field

From Pelton between Laguna and Phelan

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Date: 1/2/23 3:26 am
From: Carol Pecot <carol.pecot...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Iceland issues with cats & birds
Hi All,

I ran across an interesting (and sometimes even humorous) article - the US is not the only place struggling with cat’s effect on birds/wildlife. This article describes Iceland’s take on it.

https://hakaimagazine.com/features/its-10-pm-do-you-know-where-your-cat-is/?utm_source=pocket_collection_story

Carol Pecot
4 mi below Summit

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Date: 1/1/23 5:52 pm
From: Bernadette Ramer <baramer...>
Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] Lighthouse Field access
 

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Date: 1/1/23 3:40 pm
From: Alexander Gaguine <alexandergaguine...>
Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] Lighthouse Field access
 

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Date: 1/1/23 3:18 pm
From: Arthur Macmillan <grrrrrrrrrr8...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Tropical Kingbird, San Lorenzo Park, small bridge at around 1:30pm
https://www.flickr.com/photos/handsoff/52600936266/in/dateposted-public/

Perching in bottlebrush, ect...

-Arthur Macmillan

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Date: 1/1/23 1:42 pm
From: dwbirdster <dwbirdster...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Lighthouse Field access
Told yesterday that park was closed. Also read an article saying same. Is the park now open/partially open or is the RFBT viewable from outside. Enquiring non-locals want to know.Thanks,Dave Weber,Milpitas, by phone

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Date: 12/31/22 9:55 pm
From: Mike Correll-Feichtner <feinervogel94551...>
Subject: RE: [MBBIRDS] Lighthouse Field closure
Link outside of Facebook...sorryhttps://www.ksbw.com/article/72-year-old-man-killed-by-tree-during-santa-cruz-storm/42373940Mike Correll-Feichtner Livermore Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: Mike Correll-Feichtner <feinervogel94551...> Date: 12/31/22 9:13 PM (GMT-08:00) To: Bernadette Ramer <baramer...>, <mbbirds...> Subject: RE: [MBBIRDS] Lighthouse Field closure https://lm.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ksbw.com%2Farticle%2F72-year-old-man-killed-by-tree-during-santa-cruz-storm%2F42373940&h=AT1JKK7uDRmuLWH6jADgalNd3iInX-JJqmWaJRtvqROYf2N9koqSq0cy8ZP5TXJ7CNr83MCENS8E8BayTH_euGqEnCNR-200IWGld4DBKy5e6OPAbY8R3KSVmEjSkmUdSYlx1kg25pRRq-2WdQMike Correll-Feichtner LIvermoreSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone-------- Original message --------From: Bernadette Ramer <baramer...> Date: 12/31/22 8:20 PM (GMT-08:00) To: <mbbirds...> Subject: [MBBIRDS] Lighthouse Field closure Please be aware that Lighthouse Field will be closed tomorrow and maybe longer due to an accident that occurred there today. Bernadette RamerSent from my iPhone-- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "mbbirds" group.To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to mbbirds+<unsubscribe...> view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/mbbirds/<3887DBAB-52E1-4E0C-9EB3-AC30AB980448...>



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Date: 12/31/22 9:13 pm
From: Mike Correll-Feichtner <feinervogel94551...>
Subject: RE: [MBBIRDS] Lighthouse Field closure
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-------- Original message --------From: Bernadette Ramer <baramer...> Date: 12/31/22 8:20 PM (GMT-08:00) To: <mbbirds...> Subject: [MBBIRDS] Lighthouse Field closure Please be aware that Lighthouse Field will be closed tomorrow and maybe longer due to an accident that occurred there today. Bernadette RamerSent from my iPhone-- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "mbbirds" group.To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to mbbirds+<unsubscribe...> view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/mbbirds/<3887DBAB-52E1-4E0C-9EB3-AC30AB980448...>

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Date: 12/31/22 8:20 pm
From: Bernadette Ramer <baramer...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Lighthouse Field closure
Please be aware that Lighthouse Field will be closed tomorrow and maybe longer due to an accident that occurred there today.

Bernadette Ramer

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Date: 12/30/22 6:39 pm
From: Chris Soriano <soriano151...>
Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] Texas bird?
I grew up in TX in San Antonio (about 2 hrs away) and we never, (extra
emphasis) EVER saw feral chukars back then, but I think that is definitely
someone's escaped game bird that they are breeding (common practice at game
ranches). There are tons of feral guineafowl and peacocks all around there
also, and this may just be the next generation of this kind of sighting
around there. I cc'd my mom in San Antonio, she has lots of rare birds that
show up around her property, but it's all old mesquite bosque around her
property which is not chukar habitat at all, but then neither is anyplace
near Round Rock, really. Anyways, I think it's an escaped game bird from
some sort of breeding operation around there that was likely set up as a
hunting thing initially.

On Fri, Dec 30, 2022, 4:09 PM Larry Corridon <larry961357...>
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> thanks Jeff and others who responded. My 95 year old uncle in Texas will
> be happy to know what it is.
>
> On Dec 30, 2022, at 15:36, Jeff Bleam <jcbleam...> wrote:
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> Chukar
>
> Jeff Bleam
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> On Fri, Dec 30, 2022 at 2:52 PM Larry Corridon <larry961357...>
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>> Can anyone ID this bird that was spotted in Round Rock Texas? I suspect
>> it’s an import, maybe from a game preserve.
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Date: 12/30/22 5:26 pm
From: Pamela King <pamela.harumi.king...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL continues
I spotted the RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL at about 4:45 p.m. in the willow thicket
by the footbridge near West Cliff Drive. (David Stryer saw it in this area
at 2:50.) Dave Lavarondo was also there. The bluetail was at eye level,
so we got surprisingly good looks on it (red flanks, blue tail, white
throat). It flicked its tail and flew higher in the thicket, toward a
cypress tree and West Cliff, then disappeared. Other birders also saw it
on the ground a bit earlier, around nearby cypress trees.

Pamela King
Santa Cruz

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Date: 12/30/22 4:09 pm
From: Larry Corridon <larry961357...>
Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] Texas bird?
thanks Jeff and others who responded. My 95 year old uncle in Texas will be happy to know what it is.

> On Dec 30, 2022, at 15:36, Jeff Bleam <jcbleam...> wrote:
>
> Chukar
>
> Jeff Bleam
> Mt Rose Foothills, NV
> byjcbphoto.com <http://byjcbphoto.com/>
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>
> On Fri, Dec 30, 2022 at 2:52 PM Larry Corridon <larry961357...> <mailto:<larry961357...>> wrote:
>> Can anyone ID this bird that was spotted in Round Rock Texas? I suspect it’s an import, maybe from a game preserve.
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Date: 12/30/22 2:57 pm
From: Jasper Barnes <jasper.barnes...>
Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] Texas bird?
Looks to me like a Chukar, a commonly introduced partridge in the western
US originally from Asia west to about Turkey. Texas seems like a bit of an
unusual spot for it, going by the distribution map on AllAboutBirds, so I'd
assume an escapee of some sort.

--Jasper

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Date: 12/30/22 2:52 pm
From: Larry Corridon <larry961357...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Texas bird?
Can anyone ID this bird that was spotted in Round Rock Texas? I suspect it’s an import, maybe from a game preserve.

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Date: 12/30/22 2:43 pm
From: Kate Edwards <kmedwards400...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Catbird and Bluetail
Just saw the catbird between laguna and liberty streets close to Pelton in
the thick brush of lighthouse SB. Any sign of the bluetail this afternoon?

Thanks,
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Date: 12/30/22 1:05 pm
From: Kent Johnson <kentjohnson...>
Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] Re: Red-flanked Bluetail at Lighthouse Field
The Red-flanked Bluetail has been seen briefly a few times this morning. It has been closer to West Cliff Drive than most previous reports, south of the central willow patch.

Kent Johnson
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Sent: Friday, December 30, 2022 9:45 AM
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Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] Re: Red-flanked Bluetail at Lighthouse Field

Well, I always know to look for the gaggle of birders waiting to spot the bird. Your replies have all been pretty helpful, and I plan on trying to find it today.
Thanks so much,
Heidi Sandkuhle


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Date 12/30/2022 8:50:12 AM
Subject [MBBIRDS] Re: Red-flanked Bluetail at Lighthouse Field

Adult Male or Immature or Female? Complete eyering or more browlike? Behavior/movement like a European Robin?

Dropped pin
https://maps.app.goo.gl/Thc8Ki9AqcBNUF178?g_st=ic


On Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at 3:31:01 PM UTC-8 Steve Tucker wrote:
Posting for Matt Brady - Matt just found a Red-flanked Bluetail while searching for the Gray Catbird reported earlier today. The exact location is 36.953903, -122.029888 or in other words just southwest of the Laguna Street and Pelton Ave intersection.

If anyone can get there now, please do. Matt is without a camera and it would be good to lock down documentation with photos.

Good luck!

Steve Tucker
Salinas

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Date: 12/30/22 12:40 pm
From: Mike Correll-Feichtner <feinervogel94551...>
Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] Re: Red-flanked Bluetail at Lighthouse Field
We have just arrived...getting out of car at Pelton and Laguna.Mike and RonLivermore Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: Heidi <mrskuhle...> Date: 12/30/22 9:45 AM (GMT-08:00) To: adamw6 <adamw6...>, mbbirds <mbbirds...> Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] Re: Red-flanked Bluetail at Lighthouse Field Well, I always know to look for the gaggle of birders waiting to spot the bird.  Your replies have all been pretty helpful, and I plan on trying to find it today.Thanks so much,Heidi Sandkuhle



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Date 12/30/2022 8:50:12 AM
Subject [MBBIRDS] Re: Red-flanked Bluetail at Lighthouse Field

Adult Male or Immature or Female? Complete eyering or more browlike? Behavior/movement like a European Robin?Dropped pinhttps://maps.app.goo.gl/Thc8Ki9AqcBNUF178?g_st=icOn Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at 3:31:01 PM UTC-8 Steve Tucker wrote:Posting for Matt Brady - Matt just found a Red-flanked Bluetail while searching for the Gray Catbird reported earlier today. The exact location is 36.953903, -122.029888 or in other words just southwest of the Laguna Street and Pelton Ave intersection.If anyone can get there now, please do. Matt is without a camera and it would be good to lock down documentation with photos.Good luck!Steve TuckerSalinas




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Date: 12/30/22 9:45 am
From: Heidi <mrskuhle...>
Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] Re: Red-flanked Bluetail at Lighthouse Field
Well, I always know to look for the gaggle of birders waiting to spot
the bird. Your replies have all been pretty helpful, and I plan on
trying to find it today.
Thanks so much,
Heidi Sandkuhle


------ Original Message ------
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To "mbbirds" <mbbirds...>
Date 12/30/2022 8:50:12 AM
Subject [MBBIRDS] Re: Red-flanked Bluetail at Lighthouse Field

>Adult Male or Immature or Female? Complete eyering or more browlike?
>Behavior/movement like a European Robin?
>
>Dropped pin
>https://maps.app.goo.gl/Thc8Ki9AqcBNUF178?g_st=ic
>
>
>On Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at 3:31:01 PM UTC-8 Steve Tucker wrote:
>>Posting for Matt Brady - Matt just found a Red-flanked Bluetail while
>>searching for the Gray Catbird reported earlier today. The exact
>>location is 36.953903, -122.029888 or in other words just southwest of
>>the Laguna Street and Pelton Ave intersection.
>>
>>If anyone can get there now, please do. Matt is without a camera and
>>it would be good to lock down documentation with photos.
>>
>>Good luck!
>>
>>Steve Tucker
>>Salinas
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Date: 12/30/22 8:50 am
From: adamw6 <adamw6...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Re: Red-flanked Bluetail at Lighthouse Field
Adult Male or Immature or Female? Complete eyering or more browlike?
Behavior/movement like a European Robin?

Dropped pin
https://maps.app.goo.gl/Thc8Ki9AqcBNUF178?g_st=ic


On Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at 3:31:01 PM UTC-8 Steve Tucker wrote:

> Posting for Matt Brady - Matt just found a Red-flanked Bluetail while
> searching for the Gray Catbird reported earlier today. The exact location
> is 36.953903, -122.029888 or in other words just southwest of the Laguna
> Street and Pelton Ave intersection.
>
> If anyone can get there now, please do. Matt is without a camera and it
> would be good to lock down documentation with photos.
>
> Good luck!
>
> Steve Tucker
> Salinas
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