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11/20/17 9:25 am Steve Miller <steveemiller1981...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Coastside Sunday 11/19
11/19/17 4:44 pm Ronald- Thorn <Tronthorn...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Recent seawatches from Moss Beach
11/19/17 1:42 pm Leonie Batkin <leonie.batkin23...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Coastside-November 19, 2017
11/19/17 10:48 am Dave Weber <dwbirdster...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Ferruginous Nov. 19
11/19/17 10:07 am Dave Weber <dwbirdster...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Red-footed Booby
11/18/17 3:49 pm <mdodder...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Red-footed Booby returned
11/18/17 1:07 pm 'Chris MacIntosh' <cmaci...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Red-footed booby morning 11/18
11/18/17 8:10 am Troy Pittock <troypittock...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Fwd: Red-footed Booby present 8a 11/18
11/18/17 8:00 am Troy Pittock <troypittock...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Red-footed Booby present 8a 11/18
11/17/17 10:59 pm <maliadances...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] SAS field trip and misc 11/17 - Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
11/17/17 4:29 pm <sharks_hockey_maniac...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] LeConte's RFI
11/17/17 3:45 pm Adam Dudley <adam.dudley...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Coastal sightings 11/17
11/16/17 4:54 pm <chayward414...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Red-footed Booby continues Pillar Pt. Harbor 11/16/17
11/16/17 1:27 pm <maliadances...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Coastline Birding Field Trip 11/17 and Tri-colored Blackbird Survey
11/15/17 7:22 pm Adam Winer <awiner...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> Re: [pen-bird] Red-footed Booby
11/15/17 7:12 pm Ralph McKinnon <mckinnon_ralph...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> Re: [pen-bird] Red-footed Booby
11/15/17 4:47 pm Ken Copen <kencopen...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> Re: [pen-bird] Red-footed Booby
11/15/17 1:57 pm The Rego Family <regofam4...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> Re: [pen-bird] Red-footed Booby
11/15/17 8:17 am Eric Goodill <ericgmac...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Red-footed Booby still present in HMB
11/14/17 7:46 pm Soccerquiz <soccerquiz...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Common Goldeneye,Green Heron, Spotted Sandpiper —Sea Anchor Drive
11/14/17 12:02 pm Steven Tucker <talkingtrees80...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Re: Booby flew
11/14/17 12:01 pm Steven Tucker <talkingtrees80...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Booby flew
11/14/17 11:21 am pixie couch <pixiec...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> Re: [pen-bird] Red-footed Booby still roosting in Pillar Point Harbor
11/14/17 11:02 am Steven Tucker <talkingtrees80...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Red-footed Booby still roosting in Pillar Point Harbor
11/14/17 7:21 am <mdodder...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Red-footed Booby
11/13/17 2:37 pm John Sterling <jsterling...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> Re: [CALBIRDS] Re: [pen-bird] Red footed booby- and N Gannet
11/13/17 12:26 pm Robbie Fischer <robbie22...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> Re: [CALBIRDS] Re: [pen-bird] Red footed booby- and N Gannet
11/13/17 11:59 am <maliadances...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] eBird system outage
11/13/17 11:02 am Christopher Hayward <p_t_nymph...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> Re: [CALBIRDS] Re: [pen-bird] Red footed booby- and N Gannet
11/13/17 9:53 am Robert Furrow <robertfurrow...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> Re: [pen-bird] Red footed booby. Half moon bay
11/13/17 8:28 am Ronald- Thorn <Tronthorn...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Miscellaneous sightings during the weekend
11/13/17 7:48 am John Sterling <jsterling...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Red footed booby. Half moon bay
11/12/17 7:35 pm Kent Forward <kforward...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Coastside Ramblings 11/11/2017 and 11/12/2017
11/12/17 4:47 pm Troy Pittock <troypittock...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Booby still present at 4:45p 11/12
11/12/17 3:53 pm Dave Weber <dwbirdster...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> Re: [pen-bird] Red-footed booby
11/12/17 3:04 pm Adam Winer <awiner...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> Re: [pen-bird] Red-footed booby
11/12/17 2:44 pm Dave Weber <dwbirdster...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> Re: [pen-bird] Red-footed booby
11/12/17 1:56 pm <greylag64...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Red-footed booby
11/12/17 1:40 pm Yahoo <maliadances...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Re: Report of Red-footed Booby
11/12/17 12:29 pm <aaron.maizlish...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Report of Red-footed Booby
11/11/17 8:45 pm Joseph Morlan <jmorlan...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> Re: [pen-bird] Fw: [CALBIRDS] Save the Date, Tricolored Blackbird eBird Blitz, November 17 - 20
11/11/17 6:55 pm <chayward414...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Short-eared Owls, Wavecrest Half Moon Bay 11/11/17
11/11/17 8:10 am SequoiaAudubon Society <sequoia_audubon_society...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] SAS: SM Co Coastline; Fri Nov 17; 8am - Noon; RSVP; Parking fee
11/11/17 7:53 am Barbara Kossy <bkossy...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] White-throated sparrow, Moss Beach
11/10/17 5:25 pm Ronald- Thorn <Tronthorn...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Ancient Murrelets and Clay-colored Sparrow
11/10/17 2:05 pm Troy Pittock <troypittock...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Barrow's Goldeneye Redwood Shores Lagoon 1:45p 11/10/17
11/10/17 10:50 am <maliadances...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Interesting oriole visiting yard
11/10/17 10:50 am <mbgsf...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] San Bruno Mountain GHOW (3 pictures)
11/10/17 10:12 am <maliadances...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] October 2017 cumulative yearlist for San Mateo County
11/9/17 7:17 am Zack Mikalonis <z.mikalon...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Ano Nuevo prescribed burn--shrikes
11/8/17 2:58 pm Kent Forward <kforward...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] White-winged Dove in El Granada 11/8/2017
11/7/17 11:26 am Leslie Flint <lflint...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Laughing Gull at Francis Beach this morning 11/7
11/7/17 8:40 am Donna Pomeroy <dpom...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Pilarcitos Creek Mouth rarities
11/6/17 5:52 pm Adam Dudley <adam.dudley...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] White-throated sparrow Bay Trail South SanFrancisco
11/5/17 10:17 pm <lbechtler...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Is this a White-Throated Sparrow?
11/5/17 7:40 pm <maliadances...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Yard Nashville Warbler and a Laughing Dove(?)
11/5/17 3:46 pm <dpom...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] White-winged Dove in El Granada
11/5/17 9:04 am SequoiaAudubon Society <sequoia_audubon_society...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] SAS: Beginner Bird Walk; Bedwell Bayfront Park; Sat Nov 11; 10:00am - Noon
11/4/17 6:00 pm <maliadances...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Continuing Ferruginous Hawk and misc. 11/4
11/4/17 4:36 pm Dominik Mosur <polskatata...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Orange Memorial Park (SSF) 11/4/17 Nashville Warbler
11/3/17 4:18 pm cdlou37 <cdlou37...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Great-tailed Grackle Westlake Shopping Mall
11/1/17 12:23 pm Al Eisner <eisner...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Palo Alto CBC, Monday December 18
10/31/17 11:29 am Joseph Morlan <jmorlan...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> Re: [pen-bird] LeConte’s Sparrow continues in HMB
10/30/17 11:22 pm Malia DeFelice <maliadances...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Fw: [CALBIRDS] Save the Date, Tricolored Blackbird eBird Blitz, November 17 - 20
10/30/17 3:57 pm Donna Pomeroy <dpom...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] LeConte’s Sparrow continues in HMB
10/30/17 1:09 pm <greylag64...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] No Booby at Pillar Point today
10/30/17 12:01 pm <maliadances...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] the photo on the 10/30/17 Northern Parula eBird report
10/30/17 11:06 am <greylag64...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Red knot at Pillar Point Harbor
10/29/17 10:06 pm Robert Furrow <robertfurrow...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Re: 2nd hand report -- dark juvenile booby in Pillar Point Harbor, 12:30pm, 10/29/17
10/29/17 1:01 pm Robert Furrow <robertfurrow...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Half Moon Bay area birding, 10/28/17
10/29/17 12:48 pm Robert Furrow <robertfurrow...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] 2nd hand report -- dark juvenile booby in Pillar Point Harbor, 12:30pm, 10/29/17
10/28/17 7:51 am Steven Tucker <talkingtrees80...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> Re: [pen-bird] LeConte's today?
10/28/17 2:46 am Christopher Hayward <p_t_nymph...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> Re: [pen-bird] LeConte's today?
10/27/17 6:48 pm <chayward414...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] LeConte's Continues Half Moon Bay 10/27/17
10/27/17 6:35 pm Donna Pomeroy <dpom...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> Re: [pen-bird] LeConte's today?
10/27/17 6:28 pm SequoiaAudubon Society <sequoia_audubon_society...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] SAS: Las Gallinas Ponds, San Rafael; Wed Nov 1; 8:30am - Noon
10/27/17 5:36 pm Aaron Maizlish <aaron.maizlish...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> Re: [pen-bird] LeConte's today?
10/27/17 4:52 pm Steven Tucker <talkingtrees80...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] LeConte's today?
10/27/17 1:09 pm <greylag64...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Varied thrush
10/26/17 8:11 pm Kent Forward <kforward...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] LeConte's Sparrow continues 10/26/2017
10/25/17 6:58 pm <chayward414...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] LeConte's Sparrow Continues Half Moon Bay 10/25/17
10/25/17 6:07 pm <bitanangan...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Cypress Lawn Summer Tanager
10/25/17 4:44 pm j ellis <jellis502003...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> Re: [pen-bird] Apparent Rusty Blackbird at Bob's Pumpkin Patch
10/25/17 4:00 pm Robert Furrow <robertfurrow...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] birding instructor needed for Palo Alto Adult School course
10/25/17 3:47 pm <kschnei1...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Foster City Shell Bar (25 Oct) - skimmers and shorebirds
10/25/17 2:44 pm Malia DeFelice <maliadances...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> Re: [pen-bird] Apparent Rusty Blackbird at Bob's Pumpkin Patch
10/25/17 2:12 pm Joseph Morlan <jmorlan...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Apparent Rusty Blackbird at Bob's Pumpkin Patch
10/25/17 11:49 am Matthew Dodder <mdodder...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> Re: [pen-bird] possible Summer Tanager (2nd hand report), Cypress Lawn Cemetery, 10/24/17
10/25/17 11:48 am <maliadances...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] possible Summer Tanager (second hand report)
10/25/17 11:46 am Malia DeFelice <maliadances...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> Re: [pen-bird] possible Summer Tanager (2nd hand report), Cypress Lawn Cemetery, 10/24/17
10/25/17 11:39 am Joseph Morlan <jmorlan...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> Re: [pen-bird] possible Summer Tanager (2nd hand report), Cypress Lawn Cemetery, 10/24/17
10/25/17 11:28 am Joseph Morlan <jmorlan...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> Re: [pen-bird] possible Summer Tanager (2nd hand report), Cypress Lawn Cemetery, 10/24/17
10/25/17 10:02 am Donna Pomeroy <dpom...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Continuing LeConte’s Sparrow
10/25/17 9:43 am Robert Furrow <robertfurrow...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] possible Summer Tanager (2nd hand report), Cypress Lawn Cemetery, 10/24/17
10/24/17 8:45 pm <sdstratt...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Nashville Warbler RWS
10/24/17 6:34 pm Donna Pomeroy <dpom...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Clay-colored Sparrow in El Granada
10/24/17 1:00 pm 'John Cant' <jgcant...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] FYI gulls HMB area
10/23/17 4:14 pm <diomedea.stephen...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Rock Wren and Western Kingbird (yes, Western)
10/23/17 10:14 am <aaron.maizlish...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] European goldfinch in Brisbane
10/23/17 8:36 am Donna Pomeroy <dpom...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] LeConte’s Sparrow continues
10/22/17 7:55 pm Leslie Flint <lflint...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] San Mateo County CBCs
10/22/17 5:57 pm Adam Dudley <adam.dudley...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] SAS field trip report: Lapland Longspur and other coastal delights
10/22/17 3:50 pm Sharon F1727 <sharonf1727...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> Re: [pen-bird] LeConte’s Sparrow
10/22/17 9:17 am Kent Forward <kforward...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> Re: [pen-bird] LeConte’s Sparrow
10/22/17 7:26 am <greylag64...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] LeConte’s Sparrow
10/21/17 3:41 pm Ronald- Thorn <Tronthorn...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Tropical Kingbird and Palm Warbler on the bayside
10/21/17 3:34 pm Troy Pittock <troypittock...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Ring-necked Pheasant pigeon point 10/21 9:30a
10/21/17 2:09 pm Troy Pittock <troypittock...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> Re: [pen-bird] Le Conte's Sparrow - can't find on EBird - Help needed!
10/21/17 1:32 pm Carolyn Belknap <belknaps...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> Re: [pen-bird] Le Conte's Sparrow - can't find on EBird - Help needed!
10/21/17 1:18 pm Kent Forward <kforward...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Cackling Goose Flock 10/21
10/21/17 12:32 pm Leonie Batkin <leonie.batkin23...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] LeConte's Sparrow 8/21/2017 8am
10/21/17 12:31 pm Troy Pittock <troypittock...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Loggerhead Shrike Cloverdale Road 10/21 11:45a
10/21/17 11:22 am Yahoo <maliadances...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> Re: [pen-bird] Le Conte's Sparrow - can't find on EBird - Help needed!
10/21/17 11:19 am Leslie Flint <lflint...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Ferruginous Hawk seen Cowell Ranch
10/21/17 10:44 am 'Alvaro Jaramillo' <chucao...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> RE: [pen-bird] Le Conte's Sparrow - can't find on EBird - Help needed!
10/21/17 10:32 am Chris Johnson <ryanjohnson77...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> RE: [pen-bird] Le contes refund 8a 10/21
10/21/17 10:32 am <belknaps...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Le Conte's Sparrow - can't find on EBird - Help needed!
10/21/17 8:09 am Troy Pittock <troypittock...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> [pen-bird] Le contes refund 8a 10/21
10/21/17 8:03 am Leonie Batkin <leonie.batkin23...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> Re: [pen-bird] LeContes Sparrow confirmed
 
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Date: 11/20/17 9:25 am
From: Steve Miller <steveemiller1981...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Coastside Sunday 11/19
Hello all:
Started off at sunrise heading towards Pigon Pt.  A flock of 35 Aleutian CACKLING GEESE at the field across from Pescadero Beach distracted me first.  Once at Pigeon Pt it was clear there was a good PACIFIC LOON movement with rates of 50 to 150 per minute for the entire 90 minutes I was there (mostly heading south).  Good movement of SURF SCOTERS as well with around 3000 seen.  Other hightlights included:  2 ANCIENT MURRELETS, first seen heading south and I presumed the same birds heading north 20 minutes later;  1 female WHITE-WINGED SCOTER heading north; 1 female HARLEQUIN DUCK heading north; the leucistic BLACK OYSTERCATCHER at the viewing deck. Then on to 1650 Stage Rd where the male YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was quickly located.   Other birds of note here were 12 PINE SISKINS and 1 GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET.  I tried the Wurr Rd bridge but this was uneventful, even with fresh poo on the rocks.  Back to Hwy 1.  Highlight here was a brief view of an adult FERRUGINEOUS HAWK just south of San Gregorio flying over.  I then tried Johnson Pier at Princeton Harbor but it was chaos (fortunately I saw the rf booby Fri pm).  Did find the RED KNOT near the small boat ramp.  Then on to Devil's Slide where the NORTHERN GANNET was quite cooperative, roosting on the large rock island that you can see from the first and second benches north of the south parking lot.  The 2 ROCK WRENS here were unusually tame, and turned out to be county birds for me.
Steve MillerRedwood City, CA
 

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Date: 11/19/17 4:44 pm
From: Ronald- Thorn <Tronthorn...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Recent seawatches from Moss Beach


During the week, I did two seawatches from Moss Beach. The ocean off of Moss Beach has been boiling with feeding frenzies!
There has been thousands of gulls. Attracted to the feeding frenzies there have been many Sooty/Short-tailed Shearwaters that
have been just too far out, but some were in close enough to identify to species. On one morning there was a push of thousands
of Pacific Loons in a short time period.

Below is just a partial list of birds seen on both mornings.

November 13
Good visiibilty, no wind and a calm ocean. Time 07:15-10:30
There were many fishing boats near the horizon where the large feeding frenzies were at. Humpback Whales were spread out
along the horizon.

Surf Scoter ( 61 south )
Red-throated Loon ( 370 south )
Common Loon ( 10 south )
Pacific Loon ( 340 south )
NORTHERN FULMAR ( 1 close in at a feeding frenzy )
SHORT-TAILED SHEARWATER ( 3 close in at feeding frenzies )
Sooty/Short-tailed ( 112 in feeding frenzies out near the horizon )
PARASITIC JAEGER ( 1 north, getting a little on the late side )
Pomarine Jaeger ( high number of a 11 coming into feeding frenzies and flying north )
Bonaparte's Gull ( 15 south )
Gull species ( 12,000 coming into feeding frenzies )
Common Murre ( 18,000 south )
Marbled Murrelet ( 2 north )
Rhinoceros Auklet ( 10 north )

November 17
Part cloudy, good visibility, north-northwest wind 4-8 mph. Time 06:45-10:15
The ocean was not as calm as it was on my previous seawatch. Feeding frenzies had moved in closer to shore.

Surf Scoter ( 72 south )
Red-throated Loon ( 120 south )
Pacific Loon ( 46,000 south, arrival time a steady stream of 800-1,000 per minute )
NORTHERN FULMAR ( 3 coming into feeding frenzies )
PINK-FOOTED SHEARWATER ( 28 pasting through feeding frenzies flying north )
SOOTY SHEARWATER ( 4 coming into feeding frenzies close in )
SHORT-TAILED SHEARWATER ( 9 coming into feeding frenzies close in, VERY GOOD comparison with Sooty Shearwaters )
Sooty/Short-tailed ( 136 coming into feeding frenzies further out and flying north )
Pomarine Jaeger ( 5 coming into feeding frenzies and flying north )
Gulls( 25,000-30,000 coming into feeding frenzies and flying north, most were California Gulls )
Common Murres ( 36,000 north )
HORNED PUFFIN ( 1 leading a group of Common Murres north )
Marbled Murrelet ( 2 north )
Rhinoceros Auklet ( high number of 332, the wind shifted to the northwest and in a one hour period is when most past
by flying north, many were in with Common Murres )

Yesterday on the bayside, there was a Greater White-fronted Goose with feral Canada Geese along Colma Creek near the
bay in South San Francisco )

Ron Thorn




 

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Date: 11/19/17 1:42 pm
From: Leonie Batkin <leonie.batkin23...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Coastside-November 19, 2017
We spent the morning on the coast today. On Stage Road the Yellow-bellied
Sapsucker was seen at 10:57am as it flew from tree to tree tapping along
the way. At 11:30am while driving along Verde Road we saw TWO Ferruginous
Hawks, one was an adult and the other was a juvenile.

Leonie Batkin
Ron Thorn

 

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Date: 11/19/17 10:48 am
From: Dave Weber <dwbirdster...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Ferruginous Nov. 19
From the parking lot across from Bob's produce on Hwy 1 a Ferruginous Hawk was seen soaring. 15 Cackling Geese were in the field to the north but flew. 10:45 am Nov 19



Dave Weber,
Milpitas
by phone

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Date: 11/19/17 10:07 am
From: Dave Weber <dwbirdster...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Red-footed Booby
Just observed the booby from the bluff above the Pillar Pt Harbor boat ramp 9:45am Nov 19. Twice as far as from the wharf but fairly good light. Easy parking along Hwy 1.

Dave Weber,
Milpitas
by phone

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Date: 11/18/17 3:49 pm
From: <mdodder...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Red-footed Booby returned
Currently in east end of inner detached jetty.

Matthew Dodder
Mountain View

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Date: 11/18/17 1:07 pm
From: 'Chris MacIntosh' <cmaci...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Red-footed booby morning 11/18
The Red-footed Booby was present this morning until 9.30 am or so, when it
flew out to sea - offering good comparative views of its flight and
wingbeats, compared to a gull on the same route.

It was at the left end of the "unattached" breakwater, well seen from
Johnson Pier.



Many birders there also. Pier was extremely busy with vehicles and fishery
activities, and not all were friendly.

Parking was also tighter than usual due to all the RVs, crab gear etc. in
the big lot.



Chris MacIntosh




 

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Date: 11/18/17 8:10 am
From: Troy Pittock <troypittock...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Fwd: Red-footed Booby present 8a 11/18
FYI. Really busy at Johnson pier - crab mania, lots of cars, lots full. Be
safe everyone.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Troy Pittock" <troypittock...>
Date: Nov 18, 2017 8:00 AM
Subject: Red-footed Booby present 8a 11/18
To: "&lt;<peninsula-birding...>&gt;" <
<peninsula-birding...>
Cc:

Despite glare of rising sun, easy to pick out on top of jetty.
> Beautiful morning.
> Troy Pittock
> San Carlos
>

 

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Date: 11/18/17 8:00 am
From: Troy Pittock <troypittock...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Red-footed Booby present 8a 11/18
Despite glare of rising sun, easy to pick out on top of jetty.
Beautiful morning.
Troy Pittock
San Carlos

 

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Date: 11/17/17 10:59 pm
From: <maliadances...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] SAS field trip and misc 11/17 - Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Today Chris and I led a field trip for Sequoia Audubon Society and were joined by 6 participants. We started out at Venice Beach in Half Moon Bay. A Peregrine Falcon flew along Venice Beach as we commenced our walk. Though there was a noticeable lack of birds roosting on the beach , there were multi-species feeding frenzies observed far out near the horizon where there was also the occasional spouting whale.

A walk along Venice Blvd did not produce the blackbird flocks we were hoping for , but we were able to see (2) of our local Northern Mockingbirds. A large flock of Eurasian Collared Doves were observed in the dead pine trees.

Our next stop was San Gregorio State Beach where we found (2) Ring-billed Gull mixed in with the gull flock there. Though abundant on the bayside, RBGU is rare on the coast. A 1st cycle Iceland Gull ( Thayer's ) was also noted. Since the lumping of Thayer's Gull and Iceland Gull it will take some getting used to reporting these birds as Iceland Gull!

At Pescadero State Beach, we had great looks at a Black Scoter, Wandering Tattler and a variety of expected rocky shorebirds. A flock of geese flew in overhead and landed at an agricultural field along Hwy 1 proving to be (19 )Cackling Geese. Many with white neck-rings.

At the conclusion of our field trip, Chris and I parted with our field trip participants and continued to the town of Pescadero to run some errands. We eventually carried on to Pigeon Point to count Tricolored Blackbirds for the winter survey.

Driving towards home on Stage Rd. we stopped at the "Eastern Phoebe stakeout" area and though the Eastern Phoebe was not found, we did find a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. Possibly a returning bird from previous years.

Stopping at Bob's Produce Stand along Hwy 1, we viewed the continuing Ferruginous Hawk soaring over the hills behind Verde Rd.

Finally, we went to Wavecrest Open Space, and walked out past the old model airfield strip as the day came to a close. We were joined there by Gary Deghi as the sun was setting and while we enjoyed good conversation, Gary spotted the first Short-eared Owl. A second Short-eared Owl was spotted as the light faded to dark and we also noted (2) Barn Owls.

Malia DeFelice and Chris Hayward
Half Moon Bay







 

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Date: 11/17/17 4:29 pm
From: <sharks_hockey_maniac...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] LeConte's RFI
I may chase the booby Monday and am wondering if anyone has seen, or even looked for, the LeConte's Sparrow lately. I missed it on my one previous attempt.

TIA,
Ralph Baker, Riverbank


 

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Date: 11/17/17 3:45 pm
From: Adam Dudley <adam.dudley...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Coastal sightings 11/17
Hi folks, this morning I headed down the coast to see what's around. On the way down to Pigeon Point, there were 17 CACKLING GEESE in the field on the corner of Hwy 1 and Pescadero Creek Road. I spent an hour sea watching at Pigeon Point, and there were lots of birds (and whales) moving.  Several mid-distance feeding frenzies that were happening at various times produced some amazing views of whales lunge-feeding and breaching. By watching these closely I saw three species of shearwater (PINK-FOOTED, BLACK-VENTED, and a lone SOOTY), 3 POMERINE JAEGARS, 2 RHINOCEROUS AUKLETS, as well as the more common loons, grebes, scoters, murres, cormorants, etc. 

After my sea-watch I headed to Gazos Creek Road (which was quite quiet), and then to Stage Road where a single FERRUGINOUS HAWK joined Red-tails, harriers, Sharpies and kestrels. Finally, Verde Road Pond area had two RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES associating with a flock of pygmys.

All in all, a nice morning to be out!

Good birding,

Adam
 

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Date: 11/16/17 4:54 pm
From: <chayward414...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Red-footed Booby continues Pillar Pt. Harbor 11/16/17
Hi Folks,

The Red-footed Booby was on it's regular roosting spot ,towards the south end of the stand alone breakwater at 3.00pm this afternoon viewed from the end of Johnson pier.

Chris Hayward
Half Moon Bay


 

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Date: 11/16/17 1:27 pm
From: <maliadances...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Coastline Birding Field Trip 11/17 and Tri-colored Blackbird Survey
Birders!

Since our scheduled field trip on Fri. 11/17 takes us to some excellent areas to find blackbird flocks, we will be adding a Tricolored Blackbird survey component to our coastal birding tour tomorrow. If you are interested in joining us please email me and let me know you plan to join us. Details for our coastal tour are below, and beneath that is info about the Tricolored Blackbird survey.
Exploring our San Mateo County Coastline - RSVP - parking fee 8:00am - Noon
November is a wonderful time to be on the coastside. The combination of shoreline and blufftop habitats afford a unique and rich opportunity to view a large number of species of birds including waterfowl, loons and grebes, cormorants, herons, raptors, shorebirds, gulls, wood-warblers, sparrows and more. We will start our day at Venice Beach/Pilarcitos Creek mouth checking out the gull flock then walk a short distance north through the Sweetwood group camp to Dunes Beach. From there we will caravan by car to San Gregorio SB, Pomponio SB, Pescadero SB and will end up at Gazos Creek coastal access. At each stop we will check the gull flocks and shoreline then hike short distances to vista points to overlook and scope out over the ocean. Please confirm if you intend to attend this field trip as predictions of heavy rain will cancel. Directions: Meet in the Venice Beach parking lot near the restrooms. The large parking area is at the west end of Venice Boulevard which turns off Highway 1 just north of downtown Half Moon Bay. Unless you possess an annual State Parks pass, you must pay a fee for day-use beach access. Your receipt/envelope stub will allow you to visit all state beaches that day. Leaders: Malia DeFelice and Chris Hayward. Contact: <malia.defelice.sas...> to RSVP or 650-346-2009 (call if you are running late or lost). Heavy rain cancels.
Tricolored Blackbird Winter Survey November 17th – 20th
Calling all birders for a November Tricolored Blackbird Winter Survey throughout California. We are seeking more information about Tricolored Blackbird distribution in the winter. Most of our current data about this nearly endemic species is from the spring nesting season, so we need your help filling in the winter data gap. The Tricolored Blackbird is a candidate for listing under the federal and state Endangered Species Acts, so additional data can help inform management of the species. The eBird protocol is posted on Audubon’s website and also included below. Copy and paste the following web address, if you are having trouble with the hyperlinks: http://ca.audubon.org/conservation/protocol-tricolored-blackbird-winter-survey http://ca.audubon.org/conservation/protocol-tricolored-blackbird-winter-survey. Please review this protocol before heading out to survey November 17th – 20th.



Malia DeFelice and Chris Hayward



 

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Date: 11/15/17 7:22 pm
From: Adam Winer <awiner...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] Red-footed Booby
Distance is a great challenge here. Lots of eBird checklists have photos,
but all those taken from land are poor - certainly good enough to ID the
bird, but nothing better than that.

The only really great photos I've seen are from Ryan Terrill, who got them
from a kayak rented onsite:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40478802

-- Adam Winer

On Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 4:47 PM Ken Copen <kencopen...>
[peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Has anyone been able to get any good pics of the Red-footed Booby? I'm
> wondering if the location is adequate for pics or too far.
>
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* "The Rego Family <regofam4...> [peninsula-birding]" <
> <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
> *To:* <mdodder...>; Yahoogroups Pen-Birds <
> <peninsula-birding...>
> *Sent:* Wednesday, November 15, 2017 1:57 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [pen-bird] Red-footed Booby
>
>
>
> Red-footed Booby at the same reported place right now
>
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
> <https://overview.mail.yahoo.com/?.src=iOS>
>
> On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 7:21 AM, <mdodder...>
> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
> On inner, detached breakwater right now in Half Moon Bay.
>
> Matthew Dodder
> Mountain View
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 11/15/17 7:12 pm
From: Ralph McKinnon <mckinnon_ralph...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] Red-footed Booby
I believe Don Roberson has pics on eBird from a sighting today....


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone


On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 4:46 PM, Ken Copen <kencopen...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> wrote:

 

Has anyone been able to get any good pics of the Red-footed Booby? I'm wondering if the location is adequate for pics or too far. 

From: "The Rego Family <regofam4...> [peninsula-birding]" <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
To: <mdodder...>; Yahoogroups Pen-Birds <peninsula-birding...>
Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 1:57 PM
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] Red-footed Booby

  Red-footed Booby at the same reported place right now 


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 7:21 AM, <mdodder...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> wrote:
  On inner, detached breakwater right now in Half Moon Bay.

Matthew Dodder
Mountain View

Sent from my iPhone





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Date: 11/15/17 4:47 pm
From: Ken Copen <kencopen...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] Red-footed Booby
Has anyone been able to get any good pics of the Red-footed Booby? I'm wondering if the location is adequate for pics or too far. 

From: "The Rego Family <regofam4...> [peninsula-birding]" <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
To: <mdodder...>; Yahoogroups Pen-Birds <peninsula-birding...>
Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 1:57 PM
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] Red-footed Booby

  Red-footed Booby at the same reported place right now 


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 7:21 AM, <mdodder...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> wrote:
  On inner, detached breakwater right now in Half Moon Bay.

Matthew Dodder
Mountain View

Sent from my iPhone



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Date: 11/15/17 1:57 pm
From: The Rego Family <regofam4...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] Red-footed Booby
Red-footed Booby at the same reported place right now 


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On inner, detached breakwater right now in Half Moon Bay.

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Date: 11/15/17 8:17 am
From: Eric Goodill <ericgmac...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Red-footed Booby still present in HMB
Hi,

David Assman and I are looking at the bird now from the end of Johnson Pier. Another birder who has already left got us on it, but we didn’t get his name. It’s sprinkling now on and off now but isn’t bad. The bird is sleeping/preening on the top of the right half for the closest breakwater as seen from the pier.

-Eric Goodill
Menlo Park

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Date: 11/14/17 7:46 pm
From: Soccerquiz <soccerquiz...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Common Goldeneye,Green Heron, Spotted Sandpiper —Sea Anchor Drive

On way to checkout Bair Island I decided to walk along the apartments on Sea Anchor Drive- a new place for me. Sea Anchor Drive is on the right just before the marina area parking entrance opposite the walking path south side of Bair Island. It overlooks Redwood Creek.

Initially spotted a Green Heron and 2 Spotted Sandpipers on the dock easily seen from Bair Island Drive. After getting closer I saw the walkway along the apartment complex on my left. Took that and scanned the wide creek.
2 Male Common Goldeneyes, 4 Pied-billed Grebes one female Buffleheads, 6 Lesser Scaup. On the trees along the street and at the marina, just behind the apartments 3 Yellow-rumped Warblers, 2 Black Phoebes, 3 Anna’s Hummingbirds
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Date: 11/14/17 12:02 pm
From: Steven Tucker <talkingtrees80...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Re: Booby flew
Sorry, it flew off at 1144.


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On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 12:01 PM, Steven Tucker <talkingtrees80...> wrote:

The booby flew off at 1044. Not sure if it’s perched elsewhere in the harbor or went out to sea. 

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Date: 11/14/17 12:01 pm
From: Steven Tucker <talkingtrees80...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Booby flew
The booby flew off at 1044. Not sure if it’s perched elsewhere in the harbor or went out to sea. 

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Date: 11/14/17 11:21 am
From: pixie couch <pixiec...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] Red-footed Booby still roosting in Pillar Point Harbor
Any chance of seeing it with binoculars?

> On Nov 14, 2017, at 10:59 AM, Steven Tucker <talkingtrees80...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> wrote:
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> On the detached breakwater a couple hundred feet from the south end.
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> Johnson Pier is bustling with activity right now, birders should do their best to stay out of the way of trucks, forklifts, heavy equipment, etc.
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Date: 11/14/17 11:02 am
From: Steven Tucker <talkingtrees80...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Red-footed Booby still roosting in Pillar Point Harbor
On the detached breakwater a couple hundred feet from the south end.
Johnson Pier is bustling with activity right now, birders  should do their best to stay out of the way of trucks, forklifts, heavy equipment, etc.
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Date: 11/14/17 7:21 am
From: <mdodder...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Red-footed Booby
On inner, detached breakwater right now in Half Moon Bay.

Matthew Dodder
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Date: 11/13/17 2:37 pm
From: John Sterling <jsterling...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [CALBIRDS] Re: [pen-bird] Red footed booby- and N Gannet
Michael Park called me a few minutes ago that the booby is back but closer to center of same breakwater.

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> On Nov 13, 2017, at 12:26 PM, Robbie Fischer <robbie22...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> wrote:
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> Joe Morlan just called me to report the booby just took off and headed out to sea
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>> On Nov 13, 2017, at 10:54 AM, Christopher Hayward <p_t_nymph...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> wrote:
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>> Red-footed Booby being seen same spot right now
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Date: 11/13/17 12:26 pm
From: Robbie Fischer <robbie22...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [CALBIRDS] Re: [pen-bird] Red footed booby- and N Gannet
Joe Morlan just called me to report the booby just took off and headed out to sea
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> On Nov 13, 2017, at 10:54 AM, Christopher Hayward <p_t_nymph...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> wrote:
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> Red-footed Booby being seen same spot right now
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Date: 11/13/17 11:59 am
From: <maliadances...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] eBird system outage
As folks probably know by now, eBird is temporarily down.
Below is the message posted on their website
Malia

System Outage 13 November 2017: eBird is experiencing a server outage and we are working hard to bring eBird back online. Please do not worry--your personal eBird data is safe.
During this outage you will not be able to access ebird.org or submit checklists via eBird Mobile. If you are using eBird Mobile, you can still record your checklists and location using the "Offline Checklist" option, explained here: http://help.ebird.org/customer/en/portal/articles/1880550-using-ebird-mobile-offline http://help.ebird.org/customer/en/portal/articles/1880550-using-ebird-mobile-offline. These checklists can be submitted once eBird is back online.
If you do not use eBird Mobile to submit your checklists, we recommend recording your checklist in a notebook (with start time, duration, distance, location, and date) so that you can submit it once eBird is back up and running.
Thank you for your patience.

En mantenimiento Estamos relizando labores de mantenimiento para que aVerAves (eBird) funcione mejor en el futuro. Por favor intenta más tarde.
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Date: 11/13/17 11:02 am
From: Christopher Hayward <p_t_nymph...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [CALBIRDS] Re: [pen-bird] Red footed booby- and N Gannet
Red-footed Booby being seen same spot right now

Chris Hayward

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Date: 11/13/17 9:53 am
From: Robert Furrow <robertfurrow...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] Red footed booby. Half moon bay
The bird is still around on the southern end of the inner, unattached
breakwater at pillar point harbor, 950am, 13 Nov 2017.
-Rob Furrow

On Nov 13, 2017 7:53 AM, "John Sterling <jsterling...>
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> Still here at same location described in yesterday’s posts.
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> Sent from my iPhone
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> John Sterling
> 530 908-3836 <(530)%20908-3836>
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> Woodland, CA 95695
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Date: 11/13/17 8:28 am
From: Ronald- Thorn <Tronthorn...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Miscellaneous sightings during the weekend


Below are some miscellaneous sightings from the weekend.

On Saturday, there was a pair of Blue-winged Teal among many other ducks resting on the shoreline at the
pond behind the Nob Hill Market in Redwood Shores.

Along Sem Lane in Belmont, there was a SWAMP SPARROW in the marsh vegetation on the edge of the slough.
The Swamp Sparrow was with Song, Lincoln's and crowned sparrows including the continuing White-throated
Sparrow.

At Oyster Point in South San Francisco, late inside San Francisco Bay were ( 2 ) Elegant Terns among ( 460 )
Forster's Terns on the jetty.

Early on Sunday morning I decided to do a skywatch from Skylawn Memorial Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Clear and calm conditions was good for the skywatch. I had not been back to S.M.P. since the later part of October
and I wanted to see if birds were still southbound. Yes, there were southbound birds still coming through.

Merlin ( 1 )
Band-tailed Pigeon ( 3,465, highest number in a group 160, impressive number )
American Robin ( 6 )
Varied Thrush ( 110, highest number in a group 17 )
Cedar Waxwing ( 41 )
Yellow-rumped Warbler ( 16 )
Red Crossbill ( 145, highest number in group 70, type 3 )
Purple Finch ( 4 )
Pine Siskin ( 9 )
Lesser Goldfinch ( 3 )

A White-throated Sparrow was foraging on the lawn with other crowned sparrows

The Scarper Peak pair of Golden Eagles were up near Ox Mountain. There was also a juvenile seen near Scarper
Peak.


Ron Thorn

 

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Date: 11/13/17 7:48 am
From: John Sterling <jsterling...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Red footed booby. Half moon bay
Still here at same location described in yesterday’s posts.

Sent from my iPhone

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


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Date: 11/12/17 7:35 pm
From: Kent Forward <kforward...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Coastside Ramblings 11/11/2017 and 11/12/2017
Good Evening Birders,
Just wanted to send a few updates on continuing rarities as well as a few interesting sightings from an epic weekend of birding the coastside:
Saturday 11/11:
Cowell-Purisima Coastal Trail: 
A flock of CACKLING GOOSE (Aleutian) was present. This species has been abundant on the coastside in the past month or so.  Also a surprise for me at this location was a MARSH WREN, in the presumably wet, somewhat reedy shallow grassy ravine at the southwest corner of the public trail area.  Also in recent conversations with local birders we've noted an influx of the GAMBEL'S sub-species of WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, I noted at least one in the parking lot area where there were many sparrows present.
Ano Nuevo Coastal Terrace Prairie:The LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE invasion continued at this location (reported by Zach on PenBird recently for this location), I noted one in the prescribed burn zone perched in a bush alongside an AMERICAN KESTREL, and possibly one other SHRIKE on the east side of Hwy 1 on a utility wire - a bit too far away to be certain but behavior and color seemed right. 
Old Woman's Creek Road:A hike along this wonderful rarely visited corner of Ano Nuevo State Park (access near intersection of Gazos Creek Road and Cloverdale Road) yielded a RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH in the pine tree stands along the riparian area and later four VARIED THRUSH were seen in the top of a redwood tree farther up the trail where it gets steep and turns into a dense redwood-filled ravine (and good cardio to boot!).
Sunday 12/12:
Pillar Point Harbor:The well reported RED-FOOTED BOOBY was enjoyed by many of us viewing from Johnson Pier, and hopefully this bird will continue at this location for a while longer.
Wavecrest: Adam and I went out to Wavecrest this evening shortly before sundown, inspired by Chris Hayward's report from the prior evening and we were able to see one of the SHORT-EARED OWLS hunting over the bluff to the north of the old abandoned model airplane concrete runway area (which is a little ways down the trail that runs southwest of the parking lot).  This was just as the light was really fading after sunset.  A huge treat for us as well was seeing two BARN OWLS also hunting and soaring low over the same area, at one point having both species in the same binocular view making for excellent comparisons of size, plumage, and behavior!  Raptor numbers were stunning before sunset as well, at least 13 WHITE-TAILED KITES, and numerous NORTHER HARRIER, RED-TAILED HAWK, and COOPER'S HAWK also made a visit.  And finally, yet another flock of CACKLING GEESE (ALEUTIAN) was seen on the ball field and then later in flight over Wavecrest, I noticed in a photo I took that one of the birds had a blue neck marker/band (photo in the eBird list - link below), I reported this on the BBL website so it will be interesting to see where it was banded!
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40480165

Bountiful Birding,Kent ForwardEl Granada
 

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Date: 11/12/17 4:47 pm
From: Troy Pittock <troypittock...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Booby still present at 4:45p 11/12
End of pier then look ssw, on top of inner breakwater.

 

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Date: 11/12/17 3:53 pm
From: Dave Weber <dwbirdster...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] Red-footed booby
Thanks all for clarification. Red-footed Booby seen 3:00 to 3:45pm. Note the end of the wharf was very busy with working vehicles and trailers and birders had to relocate several times.

Dave Weber,
Milpitas
by phone

Adam Winer <awiner...> wrote:

>Johnson Pier is the main one in Princeton Harbor; if you've ever taken a
>pelagic, it's where the boats depart from.
>
>The Booby is also visible from the southern jetty, behind the Pillar Point
>RV Park, though that's not as accessible, especially at high tide. (That
>end of the harbor had a single Brant this afternoon)
>
>On Sun, Nov 12, 2017, 14:45 Dave Weber <dwbirdster...>
>[peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> Which pier is johnson?
>>
>> Dave Weber,
>> Milpitas
>> by phone
>>
>>
>>
>> "<greylag64...> [peninsula-birding]" <
>> <peninsula-birding-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>> >We are on Johnson Pier looking at the booby on the breakwater. At 13:35.
>> >
>> >Sent from my iPhone
>> >
>> >Laurie Graham
>> >
>>
>>
>>


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Date: 11/12/17 3:04 pm
From: Adam Winer <awiner...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] Red-footed booby
Johnson Pier is the main one in Princeton Harbor; if you've ever taken a
pelagic, it's where the boats depart from.

The Booby is also visible from the southern jetty, behind the Pillar Point
RV Park, though that's not as accessible, especially at high tide. (That
end of the harbor had a single Brant this afternoon)

On Sun, Nov 12, 2017, 14:45 Dave Weber <dwbirdster...>
[peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Which pier is johnson?
>
> Dave Weber,
> Milpitas
> by phone
>
>
>
> "<greylag64...> [peninsula-birding]" <
> <peninsula-birding-noreply...> wrote:
>
> >We are on Johnson Pier looking at the booby on the breakwater. At 13:35.
> >
> >Sent from my iPhone
> >
> >Laurie Graham
> >
>
>
>

 

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Date: 11/12/17 2:44 pm
From: Dave Weber <dwbirdster...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] Red-footed booby
Which pier is johnson?

Dave Weber,
Milpitas
by phone

"<greylag64...> [peninsula-birding]" <peninsula-birding-noreply...> wrote:

>We are on Johnson Pier looking at the booby on the breakwater. At 13:35.
>
>Sent from my iPhone
>
>Laurie Graham
>


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Date: 11/12/17 1:56 pm
From: <greylag64...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Red-footed booby
We are on Johnson Pier looking at the booby on the breakwater. At 13:35.

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Date: 11/12/17 1:40 pm
From: Yahoo <maliadances...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Re: Report of Red-footed Booby
I'm looking at the red footed booby right now 1:28 pm . Go to the end of Johnson pier and it's on the south end of the inner breakwater on top.
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Date: 11/12/17 12:29 pm
From: <aaron.maizlish...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Report of Red-footed Booby
Ryan Terrill just posted photos on Facebook of a red footed booby sitting on the inner breakwater at Princeton Harbor right now. It looks good. I'm just passing this message on, probably won't be able to get out there today myself.
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Date: 11/11/17 8:45 pm
From: Joseph Morlan <jmorlan...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] Fw: [CALBIRDS] Save the Date, Tricolored Blackbird eBird Blitz, November 17 - 20
Visited Sweetwood Camp in Half Moon Bay this morning and estimated 200+
Tricolored Blackbirds in the blackbird flock at the adjacent Sea Horse
Ranch.


On Tue, 31 Oct 2017 06:17:44 +0000 (UTC), "Malia DeFelice
<maliadances...> [peninsula-birding]"
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>Wanted to share this with all you  Pen-birders - mark your calendars and try to get out and record any Tri-colored Blackbird sightings on eBird during this 4 day period in November. Nov. 17-20!
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Date: 11/11/17 6:55 pm
From: <chayward414...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Short-eared Owls, Wavecrest Half Moon Bay 11/11/17
Hi Folks,

Late this afternoon at dusk just after sunset, I found two Short-eared Owls hunting low over the field at south Wavecrest. This is the field west of the baseball fields known as Smith Field. The owls were seen close to an area which used to be a model aircraft runway, where there is a tarmac strip that looks like an old road.
In past years this was a consistent spot for this species but not so much the past couple of years. Perhaps there are more voles around this year. I did notice a lot of vole activity when visiting the LeConte Sparrow location.
Also I got great looks at the Ferruginous Hawk that has been reported recently at Cowell Purisima, as I was driving up Highway 1 it was soaring right over the parking area.

Chris Hayward
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Date: 11/11/17 8:10 am
From: SequoiaAudubon Society <sequoia_audubon_society...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] SAS: SM Co Coastline; Fri Nov 17; 8am - Noon; RSVP; Parking fee

Exploring our San Mateo County Coastline - RSVP - parking fee

Friday, November 17, 8:00am - 12:00pm November is a wonderful time to be on the coastside! The combination of shoreline and blufftop habitats afford a unique and rich opportunity to view a large number of  species of birds including waterfowl, loons and grebes, cormorants, herons, raptors, shorebirds, gulls, wood-warblers, sparrows and more. We will start our day at Venice Beach/Pilarcitos Creek mouth checking out the gull flock then walk a short distance north through the Sweetwood group camp to Dunes Beach. From there we will caravan by car to San Gregorio SB, Pomponio SB, Pescadero SB and will end up at Gazos Creek coastal access. At each stop we will check the gull flocks and shoreline then hike short distances to vista points to overlook and scope out over the ocean.  Please confirm if you intend to attend this field trip as predictions of heavy rain will cancel. Directions: Meet in the Venice Beach parking lot near the restrooms. The large parking area is at the west end of Venice Boulevard which turns off Highway 1 just north of downtown Half Moon Bay. Unless you possess an annual State Parks pass, you must pay a fee for day-use beach access. Your receipt/envelope stub will allow you to visit all State Beaches that day.  Leaders: Malia DeFelice and Chris Hayward. Contact:  <malia.defelice.sas...> to  RSVP or 650-346-2009 (call if you are running late or lost). Heavy rain cancels.

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Date: 11/11/17 7:53 am
From: Barbara Kossy <bkossy...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] White-throated sparrow, Moss Beach
Finally, a White-throated sparrow stopped by the yard in Moss Beach.
Corner of Beach and California.
Yard with feeder and native plant garden.
It was with a group of crowned sparrows that I assume head from feeder to feeder in the neighborhood.


Barbara Kossy
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Date: 11/10/17 5:25 pm
From: Ronald- Thorn <Tronthorn...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Ancient Murrelets and Clay-colored Sparrow


On November 7, after getting back in town being out of the state I headed for a seawatch at Pigeon Point. There was good
visibility. The sea was calm making it easy to pick-out the small alcids over the water. The number of southbound loons
and Surf Scoters have increased since my last visit to Pigeon Point.

Below is just a partial list of birds seen

Northern Pintail ( 1 south )
White-winged Scoter ( 1 south, the first I have noted this fall )
Surf Scoter ( 1,120 south, most were males )
Lesser Scaup ( 5 south )
Common Goldeneye ( 4 south, first I have noted this fall )
Red-breasted Merganser ( 2 south, the first I have noted this fall )
Common Loon ( 54 south )
Red-throated Loon ( 400 south )
Pacific Loon ( 670 south )
Sooty/Short-tailed Shearwater ( 1 at the horizon )
Bonaparte's Gull ( 17 south )
Pomarine Jaeger ( 2 )
ANCIENT MURRELET ( 2 together south, the first I have noted this fall )
Marbled Murrelet ( 7 north )
Cassin's Auklet ( 1 landed on the water )
Rhinoceros Auklet ( 41 north )

The leucistic Black Oystercatcher that has been noted in the area for several years was with other Black Oystercatchers on
the rock below the lighthouse.

The field along Pigeon Point Road, there were ( 3,000 ) blackbirds. Most were male Tricolored Blackbirds.

A Burrowing Owl was south of Bolsa Point.

It is GREAT to see all the sightings of Loggerhead Shrikes in the county. It has been since the eighties that so many have been
reported from the county. A new location for another Loggerhead Shrike was along Reservoir Road near Pescadero.

Today at Coyote Point, there was a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW foraging with other sparrows in the Sweet Fennel patches
near the freshwater marsh.

Ron Thorn




 

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Date: 11/10/17 2:05 pm
From: Troy Pittock <troypittock...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Barrow's Goldeneye Redwood Shores Lagoon 1:45p 11/10/17
Fantastic male amid about 15 other Goldeneyes. Distinctive facial and back
patterns stand out versus Commons.
Back to work.
Happy birding.
Troy Pittock
San Carlos

 

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Date: 11/10/17 10:50 am
From: <maliadances...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Interesting oriole visiting yard
We have been seeing an oriole in our yard the last few days.
An oriole at this time of year is very unusual so I thought I would share this online.
The question is if this is an Orchard or a Hooded Oriole. It is a hatch-year bird which is an age that can present some tricky ID challenges in sorting out those 2 species. The tail, which would have helped arrive at an ID, is molting so is of little use as a definitive field mark. And one must be cautious when assessing bill size and shape on a young bird like this. I’ve asked some local experts for opinions based on some photos I sent, and bottom line is no one indicated that it is definitely one species or the other. A video I captured showed the bird tail-flicking which can lean towards Orchard. Chris was out back yesterday and heard it call, so we are in the process of listening to recordings to see if he can get a match. Hopefully we can get an audio recording. In the meantime, we are wondering if this bird may stay the winter, and wishfully hoping to witness the tail grow in.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40388377 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40388377
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40394421 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40394421
https://youtu.be/QmsRFQkkMwo https://youtu.be/QmsRFQkkMwo

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Date: 11/10/17 10:50 am
From: <mbgsf...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] San Bruno Mountain GHOW (3 pictures)
Anyone familiar with the Crocker Avenue entrance to San Bruno Mountain has most likely heard the resident Great Horned Owls. Lately one handsome individual has occasionally perched itself quite visibly about 100 yards inside the gate at the Saddle Trail intersection.

https://goo.gl/QETDgv
Click thumbnail for large size

Bruce Grosjean
San Francisco

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Date: 11/10/17 10:12 am
From: <maliadances...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] October 2017 cumulative yearlist for San Mateo County
Greetings San Mateo County Birders!
The month of October added 8 new birds bringing our end of month totals to 335. For those following numbers, 335 has been the highest ever "end-of-year" total since this list began in 2009, having been achieved in 2009 and 2014. Here we are at the end of October at 335 and there are 2 months to go! Wow!
As you read through the list of birds below, please note, the number in parenthesis next to the bird name is the rarity code assigned for San Mateo County. The definitions for the rarity codes are below the list.
October birds and their finders are as follows:
SHORT-TAILED SHEARWATER (4) was noted by Ron Thorn during a Pigeon Pt. seawatch. During a Moss Beach seawatch, Ron also observed a ROYAL TERN (6). Logan Kahle and Bob Toleno found a DUSKY WARBLER (6) at Coyote Point near the freshwater marsh. This find is a 2nd county record for San Mateo County. Chris O’Connell found and photographed a LAPLAND LONGSPUR (5) at Bedwell Bayfront Park. Zack Mikalonis located a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER (4) while birding along Gazos Creek Rd. While checking out Sem Ln., Ron Thorn found a PROTHONOTARY WARBLER (5). While searching for other previously reported rarities, Calvin Lou discovered a BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER (4) at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve.
On a routine dog-walking outing along his local bluff top patch, Alvaro Jaramillo found a LECONTE’S SPARROW (6). He did not have a camera, but while dashing home, he quickly got the word out on Pen-Bird. Several of us who either live close-by or were in the area, jammed over there and were able to meet up with Alvaro to see and document this gorgeous bird. Only a handful of folks were able to see the bird on that initial Friday. The next couple of days presented a nightmare for chasing a rarity on the coast as it was the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival. With no reports of the bird coming in for an entire week, it was believed the bird had flown. But Alvaro, exactly a week later, once again, out on a dog-walk, RE-FOUND the bird! It stayed the rest of the month providing great looks for a multitude of happy birders. Alvaro must hold the record for finding rare birds either in his yard, walking the dog or jogging, and sometimes without binos!
This LECONTE’S SPARROW is a first county record. With the addition of this bird to our county list, this brings the number of birds reported in San Mateo county all-time to 464. This species recently had a name change. The space between the “Le” and the “Conte’s” has been removed to form one word. Older guide books will show the previous 2-word name format. Future field guide publications will reflect this change. The species breeds in central Canada and winters in a few central and southern states in the US. Both the LeConte’s Sparrow and the Dusky Warbler are California Bird Records Committee review birds. It is highly likely that both these birds will be accepted by the CBRC given the overwhelming documentation of both these birds by so many observers.
November is here and December is just around the corner. December is the month for Christmas Bird counts. Why not consider signing up for a CBC? 4 different count circles fall into San Mateo County. The 2 main circles are Crystal Springs and Ano Nuevo. Sign up for either of those counts here: http://www.sequoia-audubon.org/CBC.html http://www.sequoia-audubon.org/CBC.html The Palo Alto count extends into San Mateo county and one can sign up here: http://www.scvas.org/page.php?page_id=6683&name=Christmas_Bird_Count http://www.scvas.org/page.php?page_id=6683&name=Christmas_Bird_Count
The San Francisco count also extends into San Mateo county and one can sign up here: https://goldengateaudubon.org/birding-resources/christmas-bird-counts/ https://goldengateaudubon.org/birding-resources/christmas-bird-counts/
I put this report together monthly as a volunteer for Sequoia Audubon Society (SAS). San Mateo is a diverse and bird rich county and SAS hopes to inspire you to get out there and explore. Want to know where to bird in San Mateo County? Check out SAS’s online San Mateo County Birding Guide http://birding.sequoia-audubon.org/ http://birding.sequoia-audubon.org/ . Want to join a field trip? All field trips are free and welcome birders of all skill levels. For a schedule of upcoming field trips offered by SAS look here http://www.sequoia-audubon.org/fieldtrips.html http://www.sequoia-audubon.org/fieldtrips.html . Want to become a member of Sequoia Audubon Society? Join here http://www.sequoia-audubon.org/membership.html http://www.sequoia-audubon.org/membership.html
This report is compiled for the most part, using eBird checklists and from posts on Pen-bird so please post all your sightings to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/peninsula-birding/ and/or www.eBird.org http://www.eBird.org. When posting to Pen-bird, please include the date of your sighting in either the subject line or in the body of your email. If you don’t use eBird or Pen-bird, you can always email me directly. Thank you!
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Date: 11/9/17 7:17 am
From: Zack Mikalonis <z.mikalon...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Ano Nuevo prescribed burn--shrikes
Yesterday, Nov 8th, mid-morning, I stopped to check out the prescribed burn
being tended in the north end of Ano Nuevo State Park. This area is
accessible from pull-outs from Hwy 1, not from the main park entrance.

Many flocks of western meadowlarks were foraging on the burnt prairie, as
well as many white-tailed kites, a few northern harriers, red-tails, and
one red-shouldered was seen buzzing through.

As well as a says phoebe flycatching over the burnt land, multiple
LOGGERHEAD SHRIKES were present, with a high count of three individuals in
one scan.

Viewing POST conservation farmland from the road, just south of Pigeon
Point, I noted another loggerhead shrike.

Cheers,
Zack

 

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Date: 11/8/17 2:58 pm
From: Kent Forward <kforward...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] White-winged Dove in El Granada 11/8/2017
Good Afternoon Birders,
Just a quick note to say the WHITE-WINGED DOVE continued this morning near the intersection of Sonora Ave and Madrid Ave in El Granada (exact GPS coordinates: 37.5072,-122.4820).  I've made a few trips to the neighborhood since Donna's initial report of the bird on 11/5 and was finally able to find it this morning before work for a very brief sighting as it perched on a utility wire before if flew off to the north somewhere into the neighborhood.
Also a belated Bay-side report where I saw the continuing HARLEQUIN DUCK last Thursday (11/2) at Coyote Point in its generally preferred spot dive feeding far out by the concrete slabs due east of the Yacht Club marina area.
Bountiful Birding,Kent ForwardEl Granada
 

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Date: 11/7/17 11:26 am
From: Leslie Flint <lflint...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Laughing Gull at Francis Beach this morning 11/7
Hi all,

While counting snowy plovers this morning, a Laughing Gull (probably the same on that has been here for a while) landed on the beach for about 5 minutes and then flew off. Also at Pilarcitos Creek, just north of the place where the creek comes into the beach, there were 11 Cackling Geese.

Good birding,

Leslie Flint
San Mateo

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Date: 11/7/17 8:40 am
From: Donna Pomeroy <dpom...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Pilarcitos Creek Mouth rarities
This morning at 8:30, there is a lone first winter Bonaparte’s Gull and a single
Aleutian Cackling Goose. Easy to spot, because there’s not much else here.

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Date: 11/6/17 5:52 pm
From: Adam Dudley <adam.dudley...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] White-throated sparrow Bay Trail South SanFrancisco
Hi everyone, I managed to do some birding along the Bay Trail near work both this morning and evening. It's been great watching this area regularly over the last few months, seeing species arrive and depart as the seasons change. Fall is in full swing here, with wintering wildfowl and gull populations increasing as well as arriving passerines such as yellow-rumped warblers. For the last few weeks, in the fennel near Genentech there has been an increasing number of sparrows, and a regular WILSON'S WARBLER. He was still there today (see eBird checklist from this morning for Wilson's warbler photos http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40342200). There has also been a regular male MERLIN here and at other nearby Bay Trail hotspots, and this morning he was very active, flying up and down the creek and nearby shoreline.

This afternoon I took a stroll along the Bay near Haskins Way after work. The tide was just falling, and the duck (shoveler, green-winged teal, wigeon, bufflehead) were putting on a great show. The merlin arrived, causing all the shorebirds to flush and creating a fantastic spectacle. The regular California, Ring-billed and Western gulls have been joined by MEW GULLS over the last few weeks, and today there were 21 spread across the flats. As I was heading back to my car, I was delighted to see a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW in with a group of white-crowned sparrows, almost directly across from the Haskins Way parking lot (see eBird checklist from this evening for White-throated sparrow photos : http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40349776). 

It's great to be out on lovely days like today :-)

Good birding,

Adam
 

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Date: 11/5/17 10:17 pm
From: <lbechtler...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Is this a White-Throated Sparrow?
Hi,


I saw this bird today at Sem Lane in Redwood Shores. I've changed my mind on the ID several times, so I could use some input. I'd like to think it is a youngish tan-striped White-Throated Sparrow, based on the yellow lores, little to no yellow in the center of the crown, whitish throat, angle of the crown stripes where they meet the bill (as in being separated and not merging above the bill), and hint of a developing eyestripe.


However, I also thought it could just be wishful thinking, and that it is simply a Golden-Crowned Sparrow. That eyestripe is pretty faint, the whitish throat isn't all that strong in certain light and doesn't have much dark border to speak of, and that streaked crown looks more like photos I've seen of juvenile Golden-Crowned rather than White-Throated.


There are 6 photos ... the bird was very unafraid. Here are links to the first two.


Thanks!
Laurie


https://www.flickr.com/photos/laurieb123/37494409184/in/dateposted-public/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/laurieb123/37494409184/in/dateposted-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/laurieb123/38173460772/in/dateposted-public/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/laurieb123/38173460772/in/dateposted-public/

 

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Date: 11/5/17 7:40 pm
From: <maliadances...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Yard Nashville Warbler and a Laughing Dove(?)
This afternoon while having some lunch, a Nashville Warbler was briefly seen in our yard. It was chased off into our neighbor's by a Yellow-rumped Warbler. Once I had the camera in hand, I waited for it to return, but it never came back.

For the last couple of days an interesting dove has been visiting our yard. I believe it is a Laughing Dove. If I got the ID right, and it is a Laughing Dove, it is native from parts of Africa and the Mid-East. It also has been introduced and established in Australia. Of course it is an escaped bird. I have not been able to find out much about their pet shop popularity status. It has been cautiously hanging out with the Morning and Eurasian Collared Doves. Chris got some photos of it yesterday evening. I have uploaded them here. This dove is not in any of my North American guidebooks, so having done some searching on eBird and the net, Laughing Dove is my best guess. Comments welcome!


https://www.flickr.com/photos/49404229@N07/38204115071/in/datetaken-public/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/49404229@N07/38204115071/in/datetaken-public/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/49404229@N07/26427135259/in/datetaken-public/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/49404229@N07/26427135259/in/datetaken-public/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/49404229@N07/38204064451/in/datetaken-public/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/49404229@N07/38204064451/in/datetaken-public/



Malia

 

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Date: 11/5/17 3:46 pm
From: <dpom...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] White-winged Dove in El Granada
We had a White-winged Dove visiting our yard this afternoon at 3:30. It came into the yard to feed with a flock of Eurasian Collared Doves. This flock is usually perched along the utility wires near the intersection of Madrid and Sonora Avenues in El Granada. I have not noticed it with the flock before today. Here is a photo of it.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dpom12/38200200921/in/dateposted-public/

Donna & Doug Pomeroy
El Granada

 

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Date: 11/5/17 9:04 am
From: SequoiaAudubon Society <sequoia_audubon_society...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] SAS: Beginner Bird Walk; Bedwell Bayfront Park; Sat Nov 11; 10:00am - Noon
Monthly Beginner Bird Walk, Bedwell Bayfront Park, Saturday November 11, 10:00am - 12:00pm (repeats every second Saturday through April 2018)
Join Friends of Bedwell Bayfront Park and Sequoia Audubon Society for a 1-2 hour beginner bird walk. We should see wintering ducks and shorebirds, perhaps egrets, a raptor (hawk) or two, and some LBBs (little brown birds). Bring binoculars if you have them: if not, we'll share ours with you. Meet at the parking lot by restrooms at Bedwell Bayfront Park, 1600 Marsh Road, Menlo Park on the 2nd Saturday of every month at 10:00am. Heavy rain cancels. All are welcome! For more information: Adam Dudley <adam.dudley...>
View this field trip on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/125955238095371/
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Date: 11/4/17 6:00 pm
From: <maliadances...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Continuing Ferruginous Hawk and misc. 11/4

We saw the continuing Ferruginous Hawk today at Cowell-Purisima Coastal trail. It was originally spotted hunting over the field near the .5 mile marker. It flew east crossing HWY 1 towards Bob's Produce and we lost it as it dipped out of view. Also along the trail in a large flock of crowned sparrows we found 1 White-throated Sparrow.


document photos are on our eBird checklist here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40303281 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40303281



A couple of Red-breasted Nuthatches have been seen and heard consistently this last week in the conifers just west of the bathroom by the Sweetwood Group Camp picnic area.



Malia DeFelice and Chris Hayward


 

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Date: 11/4/17 4:36 pm
From: Dominik Mosur <polskatata...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Orange Memorial Park (SSF) 11/4/17 Nashville Warbler

This afternoon while waiting for my son's basketball game to start I took a brief walk around Orange Memorial Park. Of note was a calling NASHVILLE Warbler in the live oak near the northwest part of the park. Based on the late date and presence of many flowering blue gum eucalyptus at the site, this bird might be a trying to winter locally. Lots of calling Yellow-rumps were present as well so their might be other things lingering here as well.

A few weeks ago while waiting for practice to start at the the Boy's and Girl's Club, I watched (~120) Common Ravens flying in to roost in the row of eucalyptus trees along the south edge of the park.

Orange Memorial Park is on West Orange Avenue in South San Francisco.

Dominik Mosur
San Francisco


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Date: 11/3/17 4:18 pm
From: cdlou37 <cdlou37...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Great-tailed Grackle Westlake Shopping Mall
Friday 415pm. There is a male GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE at the Westlake Shopping Ctr in Daly City. In the parking lot near Safeway. Near the Panda Express. I was tipped off by another birder.
Calvin LouSF


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Date: 11/1/17 12:23 pm
From: Al Eisner <eisner...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Palo Alto CBC, Monday December 18
This year's Palo Alto Christmas Bird Count will be held on Monday,
December 18. This annual census covers a circle from the Bay to the
Santa Cruz mountains, with four regions in each of Santa Clara and San
Mateo counties. We welcome eager birders at any level of experience to
join in this fun event. If you want to participate in the same region
where you have counted previously, please contact your region
coordinator soon. Note that Chris O'Connell has taken over from Bob
Power as coordinator for region 3 (San Mateo County lowlands west of
highway 101); if you don't know how to reach him, I can put you in
touch. (Also, note that Malia DeFelice came on board a year ago for
region 7.) If you are new to this Count or would like to explore a
different region than before, please drop me a line. In order to find
you a good spot, we need to hear from you at least two weeks before
the count (the sooner the better).

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Date: 10/31/17 11:29 am
From: Joseph Morlan <jmorlan...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] LeConte’s Sparrow continues in HMB
The LeConte's Sparrow was still present this morning 31 October with good
views at 9:05 and 9:40 AM. Photos at:

https://fog.ccsf.edu/~jmorlan/LeConte'sSparrowIMG_8646.htm


On Mon, 30 Oct 2017 15:57:19 -0700, "Donna Pomeroy <dpom...>
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>Still frequenting the same overhanging Coyote Bush at 3:45 today.
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Date: 10/30/17 11:22 pm
From: Malia DeFelice <maliadances...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Fw: [CALBIRDS] Save the Date, Tricolored Blackbird eBird Blitz, November 17 - 20
Folks,
Wanted to share this with all you  Pen-birders - mark your calendars and try to get out and record any Tri-colored Blackbird sightings on eBird during this 4 day period in November. Nov. 17-20! Check out the details below.

Malia DeFelice



----- Forwarded Message ----- From: 'Arthur, Samantha' <sarthur...> [CALBIRDS] <CALBIRDS-noreply...>To: "<CALBIRDS...>" <CALBIRDS...>Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2017, 5:09:05 PM PDTSubject: [CALBIRDS] Save the Date, Tricolored Blackbird eBird Blitz, November 17 - 20
 


Savethe Date

Tricolored Blackbird eBird Blitz

November 17th – 20th

 

Calling all birders for a November Tricolored Blackbird eBird blitz throughout California. We are seeking more information about Tricolored Blackbird distribution in the winter. Most of our current data about this nearly endemic species is from the spring nesting season, so we need your help filling in the winter data gap. The Tricolored Blackbird is a candidate for listing under the federal and state Endangered Species Acts, so additional data can help inform management of the species. This survey will follow the eBird protocol and ask participants to bird anywhere they are able to in their local region. Please save the date, November 17th – 20th, and we will follow up with more information. Contact Samantha Arthur at <sarthur...> for questions.

 

 

 

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Date: 10/30/17 3:57 pm
From: Donna Pomeroy <dpom...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] LeConte’s Sparrow continues in HMB
Still frequenting the same overhanging Coyote Bush at 3:45 today.

Also of note, was a lone Aleutian Cackling Goose in the ag field south of the Butano Creek bridge west of Pescadero on Pescadero Creek Road. That is the same field that was flooded most of last winter.

Donna Pomeroy
El Granada


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Date: 10/30/17 1:09 pm
From: <greylag64...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] No Booby at Pillar Point today
We had 35 species. If the booby was out there, we couldn’t find it. Anyone with a boat or kayak?

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Date: 10/30/17 12:01 pm
From: <maliadances...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] the photo on the 10/30/17 Northern Parula eBird report
Folks,

Those of you who subscribe to eBird Rare Bird Alerts will have received a report of a Northern Parula from today Oct. 30th. The map marker for the eBird checklist is placed in Portola Valley.

I just want to pass it on to you that the photo used in the checklist is one that I found on a website here:
http://www.learnoutdoorphotography.com/2012/08/northern-parula.html http://www.learnoutdoorphotography.com/2012/08/northern-parula.html

You may want to consider this before chasing this bird.

I will be following up with this report. I am currently in the process of following up with the recent Rusty Blackbird report from last week.


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Date: 10/30/17 11:06 am
From: <greylag64...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Red knot at Pillar Point Harbor
On beach near boat launch. Photos on my camera.

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Date: 10/29/17 10:06 pm
From: Robert Furrow <robertfurrow...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Re: 2nd hand report -- dark juvenile booby in Pillar Point Harbor, 12:30pm, 10/29/17
Here's one of Josiah's photos of today's booby. https://flic.kr/p/ZRRweW
Some people have suggested that it looks good for red-footed.

Cheers,
Rob

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> Josiah Clark called me to report a dark juvenile booby perched on the
> outermost breakwater at the mouth of Pillar Point Harbor. (Approximately
> out here: https://goo.gl/maps/RYM8aVbcT7o I think.)
>
> It was all dark underneath; he presumed a Brown Booby, but he didn't
> definitively rule out Red-footed Booby. He was coming in a kayak from some
> fishing.
>
> Happy birding,
> Rob Furrow
>
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Date: 10/29/17 1:01 pm
From: Robert Furrow <robertfurrow...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Half Moon Bay area birding, 10/28/17
My Intermediate Birding class from Palo Alto Adult school had a nice field
trip yesterday, 10/28, to cap off our sparrow- and raptor-focused fall
quarter. We enjoyed seeing all the regularly expected sparrows around the
Johnston House, as well as the continuing LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE and a fairly
late YELLOW WARBLER.

Around 1pm we made a short visit to Wavecrest Open Space, where we had at
least 11 White-tailed Kites, several Northern Harriers, both accipiters, 1
Merlin, 2 American Kestrels, and a couple Red-tailed and Red-shouldered
Hawks. The raptor bonanza was capped off with an OSPREY flying over
heading south.

Happy birding,
Rob Furrow

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Date: 10/29/17 12:48 pm
From: Robert Furrow <robertfurrow...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] 2nd hand report -- dark juvenile booby in Pillar Point Harbor, 12:30pm, 10/29/17
Josiah Clark called me to report a dark juvenile booby perched on the
outermost breakwater at the mouth of Pillar Point Harbor. (Approximately
out here: https://goo.gl/maps/RYM8aVbcT7o I think.)

It was all dark underneath; he presumed a Brown Booby, but he didn't
definitively rule out Red-footed Booby. He was coming in a kayak from some
fishing.

Happy birding,
Rob Furrow

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Date: 10/28/17 7:51 am
From: Steven Tucker <talkingtrees80...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] LeConte's today?
Thank you everyone who responded yesterday. The bird showed promptly at 0735 this morning (Saturday) and even flew out on the trail briefly.
Steve TuckerSan Jose


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On Friday, October 27, 2017, 6:35 PM, Donna Pomeroy <dpom...> wrote:

Did not see it from 8:00am-12:00pm today 

Donna
On Oct 27, 2017, at 5:04 PM, Aaron Maizlish <aaron.maizlish...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> wrote:


 

I went out there from about 2-3, mostly to look for Longspurs.  The LeConte's had not been seen for the day, and there had been someone there continuously since dawn.  No Longspurs heard or seen either. The fog was rolling in nicely though.
Aaron MaizlishSan Francisco
On Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 4:51 PM, Steven Tucker <talkingtrees80...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> wrote:

 

Hi all,
Any positive or negative reports of the LeConte's Sparrow today? A couple of us (who may or may not be late to the LeConte's party) were thinking about paying it a visit in the morning.
Thanks!
Steve TuckerSan Jose










 

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Date: 10/28/17 2:46 am
From: Christopher Hayward <p_t_nymph...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] LeConte's today?
The Lecontes Sparrow was seen at 5.40 on the coyote bush described by Kent in his post yesterday

Chris Hayward

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On Oct 27, 2017, at 5:36 PM, Aaron Maizlish <aaron.maizlish...><mailto:<aaron.maizlish...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...><mailto:<peninsula-birding-noreply...>> wrote:



I went out there from about 2-3, mostly to look for Longspurs. The LeConte's had not been seen for the day, and there had been someone there continuously since dawn. No Longspurs heard or seen either. The fog was rolling in nicely though.

Aaron Maizlish
San Francisco

On Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 4:51 PM, Steven Tucker <talkingtrees80...><mailto:<talkingtrees80...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...><mailto:<peninsula-birding-noreply...>> wrote:


Hi all,

Any positive or negative reports of the LeConte's Sparrow today? A couple of us (who may or may not be late to the LeConte's party) were thinking about paying it a visit in the morning.

Thanks!

Steve Tucker
San Jose



 

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Date: 10/27/17 6:48 pm
From: <chayward414...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] LeConte's Continues Half Moon Bay 10/27/17
Hi Folks,

The LeContes Sparrow was seen at 5.40 this afternoon, it popped up in the same coyote bush which is a little farther down the trail to the west from the two larger bushes where Alvaro originally found the bird. This was well described by Kent Forward in his post yesterday. There is a fair amount of water in the ditch below this coyote bush which seems to be bringing birds in to drink and bathe.
I have been riding my bike out there looking for Longspurs with no luck so far. There was a fellow birder Devon Peyton who got some nice photos of the LeConte's after waiting for about two hours, it was a lifer for him so he was really thrilled.
Lastly for folks who might chase this bird tomorrow the fog came in this afternoon and it was much cooler.

Chris Hayward
Half Moon Bay





 

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Date: 10/27/17 6:35 pm
From: Donna Pomeroy <dpom...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] LeConte's today?
Did not see it from 8:00am-12:00pm today

Donna

> On Oct 27, 2017, at 5:04 PM, Aaron Maizlish <aaron.maizlish...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> wrote:
>
> I went out there from about 2-3, mostly to look for Longspurs. The LeConte's had not been seen for the day, and there had been someone there continuously since dawn. No Longspurs heard or seen either. The fog was rolling in nicely though.
>
> Aaron Maizlish
> San Francisco
>
>> On Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 4:51 PM, Steven Tucker <talkingtrees80...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> Any positive or negative reports of the LeConte's Sparrow today? A couple of us (who may or may not be late to the LeConte's party) were thinking about paying it a visit in the morning.
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Steve Tucker
>> San Jose
>
>

 

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Date: 10/27/17 6:28 pm
From: SequoiaAudubon Society <sequoia_audubon_society...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] SAS: Las Gallinas Ponds, San Rafael; Wed Nov 1; 8:30am - Noon

Las Gallinas Ponds, San Rafael

Wednesday, November 1, 8:30am - 12:00pm

The Las Gallinas Ponds include the treatment ponds, tidal marsh and surrounding agricultural fields at LGVSD’s Wastewater Treatment Reclamation Project. This is an excellent area to view a wide variety of waterfowl and other wetland birds and maybe even a chance to see one of the resident River Otters. These are level trails along a series of levees. This is a slow-paced trip, excellent for all levels of birding. A scope is useful here, if you have one, but many of the birds are close enough for great photo opportunities. Directions: From Highway 101 in San Rafael  take the Smith Ranch Road exit, then go east on Smith Ranch toward the McInnis Park entrance. Turn left immediately after crossing the railroad tracks, staying on Smith Ranch, and go about .5 miles to the end of the road, at the Las Gallinas Ponds parking lot. Meet in the parking lot. Heavy rain cancels. Leader: Donna Pomeroy Contact: <dpom...>

View this event on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/118125222199323/
Learn more & join us at:
www.sequoia-audubon.org
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Date: 10/27/17 5:36 pm
From: Aaron Maizlish <aaron.maizlish...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] LeConte's today?
I went out there from about 2-3, mostly to look for Longspurs. The
LeConte's had not been seen for the day, and there had been someone there
continuously since dawn. No Longspurs heard or seen either. The fog was
rolling in nicely though.

Aaron Maizlish
San Francisco

On Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 4:51 PM, Steven Tucker <talkingtrees80...>
[peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Hi all,
>
> Any positive or negative reports of the LeConte's Sparrow today? A couple
> of us (who may or may not be late to the LeConte's party) were thinking
> about paying it a visit in the morning.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Steve Tucker
> San Jose
>
>
>

 

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Date: 10/27/17 4:52 pm
From: Steven Tucker <talkingtrees80...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] LeConte's today?
Hi all,
Any positive or negative reports of the LeConte's Sparrow today? A couple of us (who may or may not be late to the LeConte's party) were thinking about paying it a visit in the morning.
Thanks!
Steve TuckerSan Jose
 

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Date: 10/27/17 1:09 pm
From: <greylag64...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Varied thrush
On San Bruno Mountain, lower Bog Trail. In the area between the new boardwalk and the creek. 12:10

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Date: 10/26/17 8:11 pm
From: Kent Forward <kforward...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] LeConte's Sparrow continues 10/26/2017
Good Evening Birders,
I bumped into Chris Hayward this evening out on the Blufftop Coastal Park bluff shortly after 5PM, we both had Longspurs on the brain!  While we searched fruitlessly for that species we were very fortunate when the LECONTE'S SPARROW made an appearance in what appears to be its new favorite Coyote Bush that hangs over the ditch about 1/2 to 2/3 of the way down the dirt bluff trail if walking from the end of Myrtle Street (where the trail begins) towards the ocean. This is where myself and several others saw it several days earlier as well so a good spot to stakeout in the first hour or so after sunrise or an hour or so before sunset on a sunny calm day if you're trying for it and haven't seen it yet. It bathed and drank in the water in the ditch below, then preened on the bush for a while before flying back south into the field.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40139301

Bountiful Birding,Kent ForwardEl Granada
 

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Date: 10/25/17 6:58 pm
From: <chayward414...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] LeConte's Sparrow Continues Half Moon Bay 10/25/17
Hi Folks,

The LeConte's Sparrow was still present late this afternoon, I found it bathing in the ditch about 30 yards west of the two larger coyote bushes it has been most often frequenting. A nice addition to my Bike list!

Chris Hayward
Half Moon Bay


 

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Date: 10/25/17 6:07 pm
From: <bitanangan...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Cypress Lawn Summer Tanager
Hi Birders,
Thanks ever so much to everyone for noticing my initial ebird post, for making further comments and then expertly editing some crummy silhouettes into a Summer Tanager. I woke up this morning already doubting my initial ebird post of a Western Tanager, and so am delighted to admit a mistake and to accept, so fast, a kinder truth.
More than 70 minutes of searching today at Cypress Lawn yielded lots of birds, but no Summer Tanager.
Regards and respect to all,
Russ Bright
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Date: 10/25/17 4:44 pm
From: j ellis <jellis502003...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] Apparent Rusty Blackbird at Bob's Pumpkin Patch
Thanks for checking. Either a trap to get cameras or someone wants to play a practical joke and watch birders rush out. 
Janet EllisSan Leandro


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On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 2:44 PM, Malia DeFelice <maliadances...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> wrote:

 

Hi Joe and Pen-bird

There is some question about the origin of the photos. The same photos are on this website:
http://www.wildbirdgallery.com/images/birds/euphagus_carolinus/carolinus.htm
Myself and some eBird folks are dealing with this.

Malia


On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 2:12:19 PM PDT, Joseph Morlan <jmorlan...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> wrote:

 
Just came across this eBird checklist from yesterday...

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S40116378

Acting as the messenger.
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Date: 10/25/17 4:00 pm
From: Robert Furrow <robertfurrow...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] birding instructor needed for Palo Alto Adult School course
Many of you may have heard of the long-offered birding classes at Palo Alto
Adult School. I have been teaching "Intermediate Birding" for the past 3
years, but I need to step down after this winter quarter. So a new
instructor is needed to start in Spring 2018.

The school also offers "Birding Basics" and "Birding: The Master Class", so
"Intermediate Birding" fits in as an offering for students with a few years
of experience who are interested in further developing their ID and
fieldcraft skills.

If you are potentially interested in this opportunity to teach enthusiastic
adult school students about birding, please email me directly (off-list)
for more details. The class is offered at Palo Alto High School (50
Embarcadero Rd.), and there is some flexibility about which night you might
offer the classes.

It's been a pleasure to teach there, and I am grateful to have met so many
kind and interesting birders through my role as instructor. I look forward
to hearing from you.

Best,
Rob Furrow

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Date: 10/25/17 3:47 pm
From: <kschnei1...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Foster City Shell Bar (25 Oct) - skimmers and shorebirds
Hi all,


I spent some time at the Foster City Shell Bar this morning on an ebbing tide. I was surprised to find a total of seventy-eight (78) BLACK SKIMMERS lined up along the shore, with a significant minority (20?) being young birds. I also found 95 RED KNOTS, 6 RUDDY TURNSTONES, and 4 SNOWY PLOVERS, among a total of thirteen shorebird species. More details and some photos in my eBird checklist here:


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40121007 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40121007



Good birding!


Ken Schneider
San Francisco


 

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Date: 10/25/17 2:44 pm
From: Malia DeFelice <maliadances...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] Apparent Rusty Blackbird at Bob's Pumpkin Patch
Hi Joe and Pen-bird

There is some question about the origin of the photos. The same photos are on this website:
http://www.wildbirdgallery.com/images/birds/euphagus_carolinus/carolinus.htm
Myself and some eBird folks are dealing with this.

Malia


On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 2:12:19 PM PDT, Joseph Morlan <jmorlan...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> wrote:

 
Just came across this eBird checklist from yesterday...

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S40116378

Acting as the messenger.
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Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA


 

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Date: 10/25/17 2:12 pm
From: Joseph Morlan <jmorlan...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Apparent Rusty Blackbird at Bob's Pumpkin Patch
Just came across this eBird checklist from yesterday...

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S40116378

Acting as the messenger.
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Date: 10/25/17 11:49 am
From: Matthew Dodder <mdodder...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] possible Summer Tanager (2nd hand report), Cypress Lawn Cemetery, 10/24/17
Same here. First thing I did when Rob posed the question was take it into Photoshop.
Matthew




On Wednesday, October 25, 2017 11:46 AM, "Malia DeFelice <maliadances...> [peninsula-birding]" <peninsula-birding-noreply...> wrote:


  Hi Folks,
I did the same as Joseph Morlan. I downloaded Russ's original and additional photos and adjusted the exposure/highlights/shadows for each photo. They do look like Summer Tanager. Thanks to Dominik and others for taking a much more critical look at these photos on eBird than I did late last night reviewing the initial photo.    And to Rob for opening the discussion on Pen-bird this morning. Russ, cool bird! I hope it can be re-found!

Malia


On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 11:28:53 AM PDT, Joseph Morlan <jmorlan...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> wrote:

  On Wed, 25 Oct 2017 09:35:53 -0700, "Robert Furrow <robertfurrow...>
[peninsula-birding]" <peninsula-birding-noreply...> wrote:

>I noticed this report of a Western Tanager from Cypress Lawn Cemetery in Colma. http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40103453
>The checklist contains a few images. The bird looks like it has a faint wing bar, but the bill size and head shape look more like a Summer Tanager to me. What do others think?

I used a shadow/highlight filter on one of the photos. This is definitely
a Summer Tanager in my opinion.

Edited photo attached.
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Date: 10/25/17 11:48 am
From: <maliadances...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] possible Summer Tanager (second hand report)
Hi Folks,


I did the same as Joseph Morlan. I downloaded Russ's original and additional photos and adjusted the exposure/highlights/shadows for each photo. They do look like Summer Tanager. Thanks to Dominik and others for taking a much more critical look at these photos on eBird than I did late last night reviewing the initial photo. And to Rob for opening the discussion on Pen-bird this morning. Russ, cool bird! I hope it can be re-found!



Malia





 

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Date: 10/25/17 11:46 am
From: Malia DeFelice <maliadances...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] possible Summer Tanager (2nd hand report), Cypress Lawn Cemetery, 10/24/17
Hi Folks,
I did the same as Joseph Morlan. I downloaded Russ's original and additional photos and adjusted the exposure/highlights/shadows for each photo. They do look like Summer Tanager. Thanks to Dominik and others for taking a much more critical look at these photos on eBird than I did late last night reviewing the initial photo.    And to Rob for opening the discussion on Pen-bird this morning. Russ, cool bird! I hope it can be re-found!

Malia


On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 11:28:53 AM PDT, Joseph Morlan <jmorlan...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> wrote:

 
On Wed, 25 Oct 2017 09:35:53 -0700, "Robert Furrow <robertfurrow...>
[peninsula-birding]" <peninsula-birding-noreply...> wrote:

>I noticed this report of a Western Tanager from Cypress Lawn Cemetery in Colma. http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40103453
>The checklist contains a few images. The bird looks like it has a faint wing bar, but the bill size and head shape look more like a Summer Tanager to me. What do others think?

I used a shadow/highlight filter on one of the photos. This is definitely
a Summer Tanager in my opinion.

Edited photo attached.
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Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA

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Date: 10/25/17 11:39 am
From: Joseph Morlan <jmorlan...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] possible Summer Tanager (2nd hand report), Cypress Lawn Cemetery, 10/24/17
The edited photo is temporarily posted here:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/peninsula-birding/photos/albums/1598985849
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Date: 10/25/17 11:28 am
From: Joseph Morlan <jmorlan...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] possible Summer Tanager (2nd hand report), Cypress Lawn Cemetery, 10/24/17
On Wed, 25 Oct 2017 09:35:53 -0700, "Robert Furrow <robertfurrow...>
[peninsula-birding]" <peninsula-birding-noreply...> wrote:

>I noticed this report of a Western Tanager from Cypress Lawn Cemetery in Colma. http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40103453
>The checklist contains a few images. The bird looks like it has a faint wing bar, but the bill size and head shape look more like a Summer Tanager to me. What do others think?

I used a shadow/highlight filter on one of the photos. This is definitely
a Summer Tanager in my opinion.

Edited photo attached.
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Date: 10/25/17 10:02 am
From: Donna Pomeroy <dpom...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Continuing LeConte’s Sparrow
Still in the same location. Still giving good views if you have a lot of patience.

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Date: 10/25/17 9:43 am
From: Robert Furrow <robertfurrow...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] possible Summer Tanager (2nd hand report), Cypress Lawn Cemetery, 10/24/17
I noticed this report of a Western Tanager from Cypress Lawn Cemetery in
Colma. http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40103453

The checklist contains a few images. The bird looks like it has a faint
wing bar, but the bill size and head shape look more like a Summer Tanager
to me. What do others think?

Best,
Rob Furrow
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Date: 10/24/17 8:45 pm
From: <sdstratt...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Nashville Warbler RWS
Saw a Nashville Warbler around noon today in the brush along Oracle Pkwy. Just east of the power station, in the shrubbery on the Oracle side of the road. Unfortunately no photo, but got a really good look.


 

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Date: 10/24/17 6:34 pm
From: Donna Pomeroy <dpom...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Clay-colored Sparrow in El Granada
I have been keeping a close eye on the sparrows in my yard over the past couple weeks, in hopes that the/a Clay-colored Sparrow might return for the third year or another one might show up and this evening, I had one show up and immediately start feeding on the scattered seed. It’s quite shy like the others have been, but made itself right at home. It joins my returning White-throated Sparrow as the 10th member of the sparrow family to be using my backyard again this season.
A few other unusual yard birds over the last day included five flyover crossbills this evening and a flock of about 30-50 Cackling Geese flying over late last night.

Donna Pomeroy
El Granada


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Date: 10/24/17 1:00 pm
From: 'John Cant' <jgcant...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] FYI gulls HMB area
I would be grateful for advice as to whether there have been large numbers
of gulls at the mouth of Pilarcitos Creek and/or Francis beach in the last
couple of days.


Thanks very much,



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Date: 10/23/17 4:14 pm
From: <diomedea.stephen...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Rock Wren and Western Kingbird (yes, Western)
Started out trying for the Le Conte's Sparrow. I arrived after the party reported by Donna Pomeroy, and waited for about 90-minutes with no success.


Then headed up to Devil's Slide Trail for Jennifer Rycenga's ROCK WRENs. Right beyond the restrooms at the beginning of the trail (north parking lot), a scratchy wren-like sound drew our attention, but the bird was a Bewick's Wren. Perhaps another 100-meters down (up) the trail, two more wren-like vocalizers were heard. Sharon got on one of them, and it was a ROCK WREN; presumably, the other one was also vocalizing, but it was down the cliff on the ocean side and we didn't see it.


Returning to the parking lot, a bird shadow flew overhead. I got on it after it captured a large insect prey and returned with it to the cypress across the trail & part way up the cliff from the restrooms. "Tropical Kingbird," I announced, and we both got on it for a five-minute study. Bill seemed suitably large. Yellow of breast was brilliant, although it didn't approach the throat. "But wait a minute! This bird has prominent, bilateral, white outer rect's!" We both confirmed this observation as it sat and consumed its meal, fanned its tail, and resumed its regular perched form. The thing about these prominent, white feathers is that they were, well, PROMINENT, and WHITE. Personally, I have never seen a Tropical Kingbird with white outer rect's. So our conclusion: WESTERN KINGBIRD. Problem is of course the timing. This bird is nearly 5-weeks later than I've seen any Western Kingbird posting for San Mateo (Chris Hayward's Sept. 16th sighting) -- although eBird suggests at least a single sighting during the first week of October.


Regrettably, didn't have camera.


Good birding,
Stephen Long
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Date: 10/23/17 10:14 am
From: <aaron.maizlish...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] European goldfinch in Brisbane
Pen-birders,

I went to the Brisbane Marina this morning. I have been looking for some new patches to work closer to home, and though this place is interesting, it is not quite going to make the cut. Seems like as good a place as any for the occasional vagrant though.

Of note was a bright European Goldfinch. He was feeding on the ground near the road, at the northwest corner of Sierra point Parkway and Marina Boulevard, the second time they intersect to the east near the end of the road. In with a loose flock of 50+ finches and sparrows.

I'm not sure of the status of this bird, whether it is (presumably) an escaped pet or if they have actually gone feral. The fact that most reports seem to be of single birds, leads me to believe it is the former.

Aaron Maizlish
San Francisco, CA



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Date: 10/23/17 8:36 am
From: Donna Pomeroy <dpom...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] LeConte’s Sparrow continues

Showed at 8:15 in same area as reported. Seen well by myself, Rob Furrow, Dave Weber, Sonny Mencher and several others.
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Date: 10/22/17 7:55 pm
From: Leslie Flint <lflint...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] San Mateo County CBCs
Hi All,

Please check your calendars and join us for San Mateo County’s two CBCs

Crystal Springs CBC: Saturday, December 16
Ano Nuevo CBC: Saturday, December 30

You can sign up on our website: www.sequoia-audubon.org <http://www.sequoia-audubon.org/>.

Be a part of something big and fun!

Leslie Flint
San Mateo
 

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Date: 10/22/17 5:57 pm
From: Adam Dudley <adam.dudley...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] SAS field trip report: Lapland Longspur and other coastal delights
Hi everyone, today's Sequoia Audubon Society field trip tried something new - we combined birding and history by birding the Cowell-Purisima trail South of Half Moon Bay, and visiting the Purisima Old Town Site to satisfy our historical curiosities. Our experiment was a resounding success! Not only did we see some great birds, but we also learnt a lot about one of the earliest settlements on the San Mateo Coast. 

17 birders gathered at the Southernmost Cowell-Purisima trailhead at 8am this morning. We started the morning watching a large flock of tricolored and Brewer's blackbirds that were gathered around the parking lot. We then headed out along the trail, and almost immediately a very yellow PALM WARBLER flew over the group! A great start! Further along the trail we noted various species of sparrows (savannah, song, Lincoln's, White-crowned and golden-crowned), as well as a HUGE flock of American Pipits that were busy feeding in the field to the North.

Meanwhile, the first of 10 species of raptor that we saw today (a Northern Harrier) was spotted quartering this field, and it eventually flushed the pipit flock which flew over us en mass. As the flock passed, we heard the distinctive rattle of a LAPLAND LONGSPUR as it called twice while flying over us! Fantastic! We "stayed put" hoping the longspur would circle back into the field, but to no avail. However, the field to the North of the trail was literally hopping with birds - House Finches, American Goldfinches, and what we assumed was the same bright yellow PALM WARBLER that we saw earlier (potentially the Eastern subspecies that is bright yellow below). All were busy feeding on the ground and on various seeding plants. As we headed out towards the bluff, a large flock of CACKLING GEESE flew over, calling their high-pitched call, and the first Cooper's Hawk of the day was spotted on a fence post. To soon we realized that our time slot at the Purisima Old Town Site was coming up on us, so we headed back along the trail back towards the parking lot. But Cowell-Purisima hadn't finished with us just yet - a LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE delighted us as it perched on a wire over the trail, giving excellent views. What a fabulous place!

We then car-pooled over to the Purisma Old Town Site, where we had gained permission to enter along with our very own docent, Barbara Dye. For the next hour or so Barbara expertly guided us around the site, entertaining us with historical stories of the Old Town, its inhabitants and its buildings. We also saw some fantastic birds here, including 2 Merlins, a Hermit Thrush, several golden-crowned kinglets that joined their more common cousins, and most surprising of all, a BARN OWL that flushed from deep within an ivy-clad tree as we passed by. 

All too soon it was time to head back to the parking lot at the Cowell-Purisima trail. We spent the last few minutes of the field trip 'scoping the hills above Bob's pumpkin and vegetable stand, and our luck held out as we saw the FERRUGINOUS HAWK reported earlier this week by Leslie Flint in among several red-tailed hawks. What a fitting end to a fabulous morning on the coast!

Good birding,

Adam
 

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Date: 10/22/17 3:50 pm
From: Sharon F1727 <sharonf1727...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] LeConte’s Sparrow
LeConte’s still present in same bush that spills into the ditch.
Sharon Forsyth

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> Being seen now, 7:20 am
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Date: 10/22/17 9:17 am
From: Kent Forward <kforward...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] LeConte’s Sparrow
Finally! Seen well again by many around 8:40 AM a bit further west down trail in small coyote bush that overhangs the ditch. 
Happy Birding,Kent Forward El Granada


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On Sunday, October 22, 2017, 7:26 AM, <greylag64...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> wrote:

 
Being seen now, 7:20 am

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Date: 10/22/17 7:26 am
From: <greylag64...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] LeConte’s Sparrow
Being seen now, 7:20 am

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Laurie Graham



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Date: 10/21/17 3:41 pm
From: Ronald- Thorn <Tronthorn...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Tropical Kingbird and Palm Warbler on the bayside


This morning, there was a TROPICAL KINGBIRD along Sierra Point Parkway in Brisbane. The Tropical Kingbird
was foraging from a chain linked fence on the north side of the parkway just east-northeast of the building with
the address 800.

At Oyster Point in South San Francisco there were still Elegant Terns among Forster's Terns on the jetty. ( 170 )
Elegant Terns is getting on the late side on the bayside in the county.

Yesterday, there was a PALM WARBLER foraging in the weeds near the parking lot for the Coyote Point Yacht
Club. There were still a couple of Yellow Warblers and a Orange-crowned Warbler. Also present was a Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher a casual migrant at Coyote Point.

Ron Thorn

 

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Date: 10/21/17 3:34 pm
From: Troy Pittock <troypittock...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Ring-necked Pheasant pigeon point 10/21 9:30a
Female seen in field about 1/3 mile north of lighthouse.
Completely unexpected.
Field filled with lots of blackbirds (6 tricolored that I could pick out of
about 75 birds), western meadowlark, Calif quail, sparrows, a lone American
kestrel, a couple ravens.
Gorgeous flyover of 101 cackling goose.
Happy birding.
Troy Pittock
San Carlos

 

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Date: 10/21/17 2:09 pm
From: Troy Pittock <troypittock...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] Le Conte's Sparrow - can't find on EBird - Help needed!
If you're on app, type "leconte" in the search bar then you'll see and tap
"tap to search entire database". That's how i found it on my phone today.

On Oct 21, 2017 11:22 AM, "Yahoo <maliadances...> [peninsula-birding]"
<peninsula-birding-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Hi Carolyn- as Alvaro said LeConte's is one word. Also you probably have
> to choose show rarities then search for the name. If you can't find it
> there you may need to choose add species. Hope this helps! Malia
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Oct 21, 2017, at 10:44 AM, 'Alvaro Jaramillo' <chucao...>
> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
>
> It is LeConte’s without a space
>
> Alvaro Jaramillo
>
> <mailto:<alvaro...> <alvaro...>>
> <alvaro...>
>
> www.alvarosadventures.com
>
> From: <peninsula-birding...> [mailto:peninsula-birding@
> yahoogroups.com <peninsula-birding...>] On Behalf Of
> <belknaps...> [peninsula-birding]
> Sent: Saturday, October 21, 2017 10:02 AM
> To: <peninsula-birding...>
> Subject: [pen-bird] Le Conte's Sparrow - can't find on EBird - Help needed!
>
> Good news is I saw the Le Conte's Sparrow at the Stakeout this morning,
> and got a few pictures. Bad news is I can't find it in EBird despite
> checking "show rarities" and "show subspecies". Hope someone can point me
> in the right direction!
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>
>
>

 

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Date: 10/21/17 1:32 pm
From: Carolyn Belknap <belknaps...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] Le Conte's Sparrow - can't find on EBird - Help needed!
Thanks - I found it using the Android app.  I had been trying to find it using the browser on my computer.
On Saturday, October 21, 2017, 12:15:30 PM PDT, Troy Pittock <troypittock...> wrote:

If you're on app, type "leconte" in the search bar then you'll see and tap "tap to search entire database". That's how i found it on my phone today.
On Oct 21, 2017 11:22 AM, "Yahoo <maliadances...> [peninsula-birding]" <peninsula-birding-noreply...> wrote:

 

Hi Carolyn- as Alvaro said LeConte's is one word. Also you probably have to choose show rarities then search for the name. If you can't find it there you may need to choose add species. Hope this helps! Malia

Sent from my iPhone
On Oct 21, 2017, at 10:44 AM, 'Alvaro Jaramillo' <chucao...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply@ yahoogroups.com> wrote:


 
It is LeConte’s without a space

Alvaro Jaramillo

<mailto:alvaro@ alvarosadventures.com> <alvaro...>

www.alvarosadventures.com

From: peninsula-birding@yahoogroups. com [mailto:peninsula-birding@ yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of <belknaps...> [peninsula-birding]
Sent: Saturday, October 21, 2017 10:02 AM
To: peninsula-birding@yahoogroups. com
Subject: [pen-bird] Le Conte's Sparrow - can't find on EBird - Help needed!

Good news is I saw the Le Conte's Sparrow at the Stakeout this morning, and got a few pictures. Bad news is I can't find it in EBird despite checking "show rarities" and "show subspecies". Hope someone can point me in the right direction!

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]





 

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Date: 10/21/17 1:18 pm
From: Kent Forward <kforward...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Cackling Goose Flock 10/21
The large flock of Cackling Geese flew north over Rancho Corral de Tierra this morning at 10:47, I estimated 100 in the flock.


Good Birding,Kent ForwardEl Granada

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Date: 10/21/17 12:32 pm
From: Leonie Batkin <leonie.batkin23...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] LeConte's Sparrow 8/21/2017 8am
We wanted to share a little more information about our experience with the
LeConte's Sparrow from this morning. We arrived a little after 7am, the
sun was not yet shining of the field and it was cold. Many birders were
standing across the ditch from the coyote bushes where it has been seen by
others. Once the sun came up birds were flying around and some where
perching on the large coyote bushes and smaller ones west of where we were
standing. There were several Savannah & Lincoln Sparrows coming up from
the ditch into the smaller coyote bushes west of the large patch where we
were all standing. When we first spotted the LeConte's Sparrow at about
8am it was perched in some 2-3 feet high weeds on the south side of the
ditch. It then flew a very short distance south to the ground in front a
small coyote bush. It then very nicely flew over to the coyote bushes
where we were all standing and came out and perched 4 times. It flew over
to the second coyote bush and gave us all a fabulous view of it's beautiful
back, after which it flew south out into the field. Everyone was really
pleased with the accommodating views. WOW what a beauty!
Leonie Batkin
Ron Thorn

 

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Date: 10/21/17 12:31 pm
From: Troy Pittock <troypittock...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Loggerhead Shrike Cloverdale Road 10/21 11:45a
On wires, about 150 yards west of conservation land gate (about a quarter
mile south of Butano State park entrance).
What a fantastic day at the coast.
Troy Pittock
San Carlos

 

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Date: 10/21/17 11:22 am
From: Yahoo <maliadances...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] Le Conte's Sparrow - can't find on EBird - Help needed!
Hi Carolyn- as Alvaro said LeConte's is one word. Also you probably have to choose show rarities then search for the name. If you can't find it there you may need to choose add species. Hope this helps! Malia

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 21, 2017, at 10:44 AM, 'Alvaro Jaramillo' <chucao...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> wrote:
>
> It is LeConte’s without a space
>
> Alvaro Jaramillo
>
> <mailto:<alvaro...> <alvaro...>
>
> www.alvarosadventures.com
>
> From: <peninsula-birding...> [mailto:<peninsula-birding...>] On Behalf Of <belknaps...> [peninsula-birding]
> Sent: Saturday, October 21, 2017 10:02 AM
> To: <peninsula-birding...>
> Subject: [pen-bird] Le Conte's Sparrow - can't find on EBird - Help needed!
>
> Good news is I saw the Le Conte's Sparrow at the Stakeout this morning, and got a few pictures. Bad news is I can't find it in EBird despite checking "show rarities" and "show subspecies". Hope someone can point me in the right direction!
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>
>

 

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Date: 10/21/17 11:19 am
From: Leslie Flint <lflint...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Ferruginous Hawk seen Cowell Ranch
While doing easement monitoring for POST today had a Ferruginous Hawk on the ridge above Bob Marsh’s pumpkin patch along Hwy 1. Same spot as 2 years ago. Unable to get photo but scoping the ridge from Hwy 1 might work.

Leslie Flint
San Mateo
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Date: 10/21/17 10:44 am
From: 'Alvaro Jaramillo' <chucao...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [pen-bird] Le Conte's Sparrow - can't find on EBird - Help needed!
It is LeConte’s without a space



Alvaro Jaramillo

<mailto:<alvaro...> <alvaro...>

www.alvarosadventures.com



From: <peninsula-birding...> [mailto:<peninsula-birding...>] On Behalf Of <belknaps...> [peninsula-birding]
Sent: Saturday, October 21, 2017 10:02 AM
To: <peninsula-birding...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Le Conte's Sparrow - can't find on EBird - Help needed!





Good news is I saw the Le Conte's Sparrow at the Stakeout this morning, and got a few pictures. Bad news is I can't find it in EBird despite checking "show rarities" and "show subspecies". Hope someone can point me in the right direction!





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Date: 10/21/17 10:32 am
From: Chris Johnson <ryanjohnson77...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [pen-bird] Le contes refund 8a 10/21
Being seen now at 9:20.



Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: "Troy Pittock <troypittock...> [peninsula-birding]" <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Date: 10/21/2017 8:10 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: "<peninsula-birding...>" <peninsula-birding...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Le contes refund 8a 10/21



Seen by many popped right up



 

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Date: 10/21/17 10:32 am
From: <belknaps...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Le Conte's Sparrow - can't find on EBird - Help needed!
Good news is I saw the Le Conte's Sparrow at the Stakeout this morning, and got a few pictures. Bad news is I can't find it in EBird despite checking "show rarities" and "show subspecies". Hope someone can point me in the right direction!
 

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Date: 10/21/17 8:09 am
From: Troy Pittock <troypittock...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Le contes refund 8a 10/21
Seen by many popped right up

 

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Date: 10/21/17 8:03 am
From: Leonie Batkin <leonie.batkin23...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] LeContes Sparrow confirmed
Leconte’s here now 10/21 8:00 am.
Leonie Batkin
Ron Thorn

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 13, 2017, at 8:44 AM, Alvaro Jaramillo <chucao...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> wrote:
>
> I came back, just saw it and have photos.
> In last big coyote bush patch, closest to the ocean. On the south side of the ditch parallel to the trail, heading to the ocean. Trail begins at end of Myrtle street in Half Moon Bay.
> Alvaro
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>

 

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