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Date: 10/22/18 11:58 am
From: Donna Pomeroy <dpom...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] White-winged Dove in El Granada
The White-winged Dove has continued to visit my feeders over the past
three days, but it only stays for 5 minutes at a time and has not
shown much preference for time of day. This morning, I waited for
over two hours before it flew in to feed. Probably the best way to
see it would be to check the wires around the neighborhood
(Intersection of Madrid & Sonora Aves). It seems to be loosely
associating with the Eurasian Collared-Doves, now.


Donna Pomeroy

El Granada

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Date: 10/21/18 4:15 pm
From: Dominik Mosur <dominikmosur...>
Subject: [pen-bird] North County--Cypress Lawn/Sign Hill 10/21/18

Corrected date in subject , this was today (Sunday 10/21/2018)

>
> Spent the morning birding with Peter J Metropulos at Cypress Lawn Cemetery in Colma followed by a hike around Sign Hill in
> South San Francisco.
>
> Scarlet Eucalyptus trees and other blooming exotics at Cypress Lawn attracted big numbers of Yellow-rumped Warblers. We estimated around (200!) almost all Audubon's and among them (2) Myrtle Warblers and (3) that looked like intergrades. Watching one flock coming down to the ground, Peter spotted a (Western) PALM WARBLER soon joined by a second Palm Warbler. While we watched the two Palm Warblers a LARK SPARROW dropped down from a Palm tree and we watched the three birds foraging in close proximity. However, to date, I've still to see a Palm Warbler in a Palm Tree.
>
> Another awesome sighting was watching a "visually pure" male YELLOW-SHAFTED FLICKER squaring up and squabbling with a Red-shafted.
>
> Other interesting birds at the cemetery were a (mostly)Red-breasted Sapsucker, (5) Western Bluebirds, (Gray-headed)Orange-crowned Warbler.
>
> After that we headed up to Sign Hill. On the north side we observed (4, 3f and m) hatch-year NORTHERN HARRIERS flying around in close proximity. Peter wondered aloud if harriers might still be nesting here as he documented them doing 21 years ago in June with a food-carrying adult. This would make Sign Hill in South San Francisco the most northern breeding outpost on the Peninsula for this California Species of Special Concern, unless they've managed to escape detection on San Bruno Mountain proper.
>
> We also met and briefly spoke with Del Schembari of San Bruno Mountain Watch who informed us that the portion where the harriers nested is not yet preserved as open space and part of longtime conflict between preservationists and developers.
>
> Dominik Mosur
> San Francisco
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Date: 10/21/18 4:06 pm
From: Dominik Mosur <dominikmosur...>
Subject: [pen-bird] North County--Cypress Lawn/Sign Hill 10/20/18
Spent the morning birding with Peter J Metropulos at Cypress Lawn Cemetery in Colma followed by a hike around Sign Hill in
South San Francisco.

Scarlet Eucalyptus trees and other blooming exotics at Cypress Lawn attracted big numbers of Yellow-rumped Warblers. We estimated around (200!) almost all Audubon's and among them (2) Myrtle Warblers and (3) that looked like intergrades. Watching one flock coming down to the ground, Peter spotted a (Western) PALM WARBLER soon joined by a second Palm Warbler. While we watched the two Palm Warblers a LARK SPARROW dropped down from a Palm tree and we watched the three birds foraging in close proximity. However, to date, I've still to see a Palm Warbler in a Palm Tree.

Another awesome sighting was watching a "visually pure" male YELLOW-SHAFTED FLICKER squaring up and squabbling with a Red-shafted.

Other interesting birds at the cemetery were a (mostly)Red-breasted Sapsucker, (5) Western Bluebirds, (Gray-headed)Orange-crowned Warbler.

After that we headed up to Sign Hill. On the north side we observed (4, 3f and m) hatch-year NORTHERN HARRIERS flying around in close proximity. Peter wondered aloud if harriers might still be nesting here as he documented them doing 21 years ago in June with a food-carrying adult. This would make Sign Hill in South San Francisco the most northern breeding outpost on the Peninsula for this California Species of Special Concern, unless they've managed to escape detection on San Bruno Mountain proper.

We also met and briefly spoke with Del Schembari of San Bruno Mountain Watch who informed us that the portion where the harriers nested is not yet preserved as open space and part of longtime conflict between preservationists and developers.

Dominik Mosur
San Francisco

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Date: 10/20/18 3:05 pm
From: Christopher Hayward <p_t_nymph...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Swamp Sparrow Half Moon Bay 10-20-18
Hi All,
This morning whilst checking Sparrow flocks near the Historic Johnson House in Half Moon Bay, I found a Swamp Sparrow among a nice flock which also had a Clay-colored Sparrow in the group. The flock was in the south west corner of the Brussel Sprout field close to the road about a quarter mile east of the farm buildings on Higgins Canyon Road. Also in the flock were at least five Lincoln Sparrows. Once in a while the sparrows would come up out of the weeds on to the fence along the riparian area for good views.

Chris Hayward
Half Moon Bay

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Date: 10/20/18 1:16 pm
From: Eric S <ericbs1975...>
Subject: [pen-bird] HMB WTP Palm Warbler
We (with Dorian’s help) were able to find the PALM WARBLER at the water
treatment plant, about half way down Bev Cuhna Ave, on the left (as you
approach the plant from HWY 1. That was around 8:30ish. Went back around
noon and could not relocate it. Lots of YELLOW RUMP WARBLERS in the fennel,
but staying deep in. The riparian area was a bit slow. Small flock of
yellow rumps and chestnut backs with a single TOWNSENDS, that is was able
to find.

Eric Storms
San Carlos

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Date: 10/20/18 8:31 am
From: Donna Pomeroy <dpom...>
Subject: [pen-bird] White-winged Dove in El Granada
This morning, at 8:00, a White-winged Dove showed up at my backyard
feeders. It was not with any other doves, so hopefully, it will join
the local Collared-Dove flock and become a reliable bird. It only
stayed for ten minutes or so to fill up on seed and then flew off. If
it becomes a regular visitor, you can contact me off-list for possible
viewing. In the meantime, the best bet is to check the wires and
local dove flock around the intersection of Madrid and Sonora Avenues
in El Granada. My backyard is not visible from the street,
unfortunately. Here is a photo of the bird. I wonder if it is the
same dove that was in Moss Beach last winter and visited my feeders
occasionally.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dpom12/31575301888/in/dateposted/


Donna Pomeroy

El Granada

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Date: 10/19/18 5:01 pm
From: Ronald- Thorn via Groups.Io <Tronthorn=<aol.com...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Miscellaneous sightings from the past several days


I did a seawatch from Moss Beach. Migrants coming through are still at a low number, but should
be picking up soon with the storms over the Gulf of Alaska. The first I have noted off of Moss
Beach this fall were ( 10 ) BLACK-VENTED SHEARWATERS flying north. One Pomarine Jaeger
passed on by.

( 31 ) Surfbirds on San Francisco Bay at Coyote Point were a high count for that location.
Migrant Red-breasted Sapsucker and Chipping Sparrow were noted on that day at the
point.

A light-morph juvenile Ferruginous Hawk was over the town of San Gregorio.

Getting late was a Rufous Hummingbird in Colma on October 14. There also a Western
Tanager.

A Nashville Warbler and a Black-throated Gray Warbler were in with a flock of Townsend's
Warblers along Tunitas Creek Road.

The first White-throated Sparrow I have noted this fall was in Belmont on October 12.

Another Lark Sparrow this fall in the county was in Half Moon Bay on October 16. There
was also a White-throated Sparrow.

Ron Thorn

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Date: 10/19/18 3:47 pm
From: maliadances via Groups.Io <maliadances=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Palm Warbler continues Half Moon Bay Water Treatment Plant and Misc. 10-19-18
The Palm Warbler found yesterday by Chris was refound today in the fennel along Bev Cunha's Country Rd. The Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher was also still present in the riparian area. On 10/17 I found a Greater White-fronted Goose and an American Pipit  at Pilarcitos Creek. The goose was still present today. There was a big gull flock today. Of note were  (1) Ring-billed Gull, rare on coast,  and (1) Mew Gull plus a few Glaucous-winged Gulls, Herring Gulls, and some hybrid gulls. A Northern Flicker (intergrade) showing yellow underwing color in flight was at the picnic area for Sweetwood Group Camp.
Palm Warbler photos are linked here:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49298375

Malia DeFelice and Chris Hayward

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Date: 10/19/18 11:24 am
From: Jennifer Rycenga <gyrrlfalcon...>
Subject: [pen-bird] eBird Milestone for San Mateo county
As of this morning, eBird has received more than 100,000 checklists for San Mateo county, all-time. That is a remarkable achievement, to which so many of you have contributed! Thanks for making our county one of the harbingers of twenty-first century birding, and special thanks to our eBird reviewers, present and past.

To see the statistics for yourself, check here: https://ebird.org/region/US-CA-081?yr=all&m=&rank=mrec

Jennifer Rycenga
San Mateo, CA
visit http://birding.sequoia-audubon.org/
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Date: 10/18/18 1:49 pm
From: Christopher Hayward <p_t_nymph...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Palm Warbler Half Moon Bay WTP 10-18-18
Hi All,
This morning I found a Palm Warbler feeding in the fennel at the half Moon Bay Water Treatment Plant. The bird was with several Yellow-rumped Warblers in the first area of fennel on the south side of Bev Cunha's Country Rd. as you head towards the W.T.P. Also in the same area was the continuing Clay-colored Sparrow. In the area around the gravel parking lot were two Black-throated Gray Warblers and two Blue-gray Gnatcatchers

Chris Hayward
Half Moon Bay

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Date: 10/17/18 10:07 am
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Subject: [pen-bird] 10/14 Big Green Day 2018 Recap (duplicate post - fixed spacing formatting)
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[Reason: called it Big Sit in the opening sentence (made worse by title - it wasn't the Big Green Day, it was the Big Ride but I can't edit that).]

Chris Hayward and Chris O’Connell led the 4th Annual Big Ride on October 14th on behalf of the Sequoia Audubon Society. They were joined by Naomi Goodman and Genna DeVries. Rob Furrow, who established the event, recently relocated to Davis but we carried on in his stead. There is definitely a lot more birding than biking on this ride. I call it the little Big Ride because we only cover 11 or so miles in 9 to 10 hours. But it grew out of our sister event – the Big Sit™ – which takes place on the same day. Regardless of the name, it is always big fun. It is also a fundraiser for Sequoia and more information can be found here: Donate Here! ( http://www.sequoia-audubon.org/bigsit.html )

We started at daybreak at Gazos Creek Beach. There were quite a few birds moving about on the water: cormorants, loons, murres. A Ring-billed Gull (rare for the coast) was at the edge of the large gull flock on the beach. The least expected bird was a Dunlin poking around near the creek mouth. A Red-shouldered Hawk made its presence known. Among the humans, a couple of men who apparently slept on the beach argued. The local tracking club was meeting here at 8am and there was a good turnout. It was good to see varied humanity likewise appreciating the natural world. But as the trackers gathered, it was time for us roll over to Gazos Creek Road.

We slowly cruised up the lush riparian habitat, stopping for stretches as we looked through flocks of insectivores. We had great looks at Townsend’s Warblers, and there were dozens of them. Unfortunately, we didn’t see any uncommon warblers, and couldn’t even find a Yellow Warbler. Nor were there any Orange-crowned Warblers on the day. But given the great bird activity, it was hardly disappointing

At one of our stops, after a while Naomi noticed a bird that had some red on its breast. The rest of us were able to get on it although never with great views. It was wet and must have flown up from the creek after bathing. Rose-breasted Grosbeak! That was probably our bird of the day as far as the rarities. While spending a lot of time here among the plethora of birds, we heard a Northern Pygmy-Owl. A Red-breasted Sapsucker flew across the road and a couple of Black-throated Gray Warblers were active.

(Did I mention that some people are saying the bicycle may turn out to be the greatest invention ever? And not just any old people. Get Rich With Bikes ( http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2011/04/18/get-rich-with-bikes/ ). Binoculars ain't bad either. Bikes, birds, binoculars: the trifecta!)

As we continued up Gazos Creek, we split off onto Cloverdale Road and moved into the grassland habitat. We also had to move up our biggest hill of the day. It is steep in parts but it must be only about 1/3 of a mile so no one cracked. Here we saw American Kestrel, bluebirds, blackbirds, sparrows and a few Wild Turkeys got chased by the hounds when trespassing near the domesticated birds’ pen.

We carried on into the quaint town of Pescadero, enjoying a break and a snack at the old country store. Then it was onto Water Lane and the backside of Pescadero Marsh. We poked around and headed west on Pescadero Creek Rd. to the well-known and oft-flooded field next to Butano Creek that has featured many great birds over the years. This hotspot will dry up soon due to the dredging project underway. But on this day, 20 Greater White Fronted Geese were in the creek near the road when we spotted them, and they saw us see them, so they flew up in a flock and into the famous field, foraging for the next couple of hours (They were still there on my way back to the camp much later.)

We birded the marsh and scoped the coast. We heard Virginia Rails calling to each other. We saw Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, American Wigeon, and Common Merganser in a marsh pond visible from Pescadero Creek Road. The coast offered us obligate birds such as Black Oystercatcher, Black Turnstone, and Surfbird.

The final tally came to 102 species, which includes Western Screech Owl which I heard at my campsite the morning of the ride.

For me this was more than just a (little) big ride. It was epic, if only for Olmo Fire Road. I took pumpkin weekend and the Big Ride as an opportunity to ride my bike from home and camp out at Butano State Park. I would camp both the night before and the night of the ride. I loaded up the bike and headed for the hills, and there is no shortage of hills to climb to get to Pescadero.

It wasn’t enough to merely camp. I stayed at the trail camp over 5 miles in, and up. Bicycles are not allowed on any hiking trails but they are legit on the fire roads and there are two of them: Jekyll and Hyde! Butano Fire Road is an often smooth, generally consistent gradient that goes for about 5.7 miles to the camp (the last half mile is flat or a little downhill – the first 5.2 are uphill). Olmo Fire Road, on the other hand, is a nightmare with many steep ups, too many downs and some super-challenging terrain. It took me over ninety minutes to get to the camp on Olmo and less than an hour via Butano Fire Road.

I made the mistake of ascending Olmo with all my gear. There is some harsh gradient on gravel and pushing a bike up there with 35 pounds of cargo… When forced to stop from exhaustion, I kept hearing a symphony of distant drums. I realized that was just maximum heart rate. But it didn’t kill me, and it definitely made me stronger. It made my trek up the long, sublime Tunitas Creek Road climb on the way home feel like a walk in the park.

We have great biking and birding in the county and I took full advantage of it this past weekend. Here's looking forward to the 5th Annual Big Ride next year. We'll try to make sure it's not on a pumpkin-crazed weekend

I revived my long dormant blog which seemed appropriate for this post and you can see photos of my bike setup there, if interested. Big Green Day blog recap ( https://nocarnorcal.blogspot.com/2018/10/the-4th-annual-big-ride-oct-14-2018.html )

Chris O'Connell
Redwood City

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Date: 10/17/18 8:35 am
From: chrisoco via Groups.Io <chrisoco=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [pen-bird] 10/14 Big Green Day 2018 Recap (duplicate post - fixed spacing formatting)
Chris Hayward and Chris O’Connell led the 4th Annual Big Sit on October 14th on behalf of the Sequoia Audubon Society. They were joined by Naomi Goodman and Genna DeVries. Rob Furrow, who established the event, recently relocated to Davis but we carried on in his stead. There is definitely a lot more birding than biking on this ride. I call it the little Big Ride because we only cover 11 or so miles in 9 to 10 hours. But it grew out of our sister event – the Big Sit™ – which takes place on the same day. Regardless of the name, it is always big fun. It is also a fundraiser for Sequoia and more information can be found here: Donate Here! ( http://www.sequoia-audubon.org/bigsit.html )

We started at daybreak at Gazos Creek Beach. There were quite a few birds moving about on the water: cormorants, loons, murres. A Ring-billed Gull (rare for the coast) was at the edge of the large gull flock on the beach. The least expected bird was a Dunlin poking around near the creek mouth. A Red-shouldered Hawk made its presence known. Among the humans, a couple of men who apparently slept on the beach argued. The local tracking club was meeting here at 8am and there was a good turnout. It was good to see varied humanity likewise appreciating the natural world. But as the trackers gathered, it was time for us roll over to Gazos Creek Road.

We slowly cruised up the lush riparian habitat, stopping for stretches as we looked through flocks of insectivores. We had great looks at Townsend’s Warblers, and there were dozens of them. Unfortunately, we didn’t see any uncommon warblers, and couldn’t even find a Yellow Warbler. Nor were there any Orange-crowned Warblers on the day. But given the great bird activity, it was hardly disappointing

At one of our stops, after a while Naomi noticed a bird that had some red on its breast. The rest of us were able to get on it although never with great views. It was wet and must have flown up from the creek after bathing. Rose-breasted Grosbeak! That was probably our bird of the day as far as the rarities. While spending a lot of time here among the plethora of birds, we heard a Northern Pygmy-Owl. A Red-breasted Sapsucker flew across the road and a couple of Black-throated Gray Warblers were active.

(Did I mention that some people are saying the bicycle may turn out to be the greatest invention ever? And not just any old people. Get Rich With Bikes ( http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2011/04/18/get-rich-with-bikes/ ). Binoculars ain't bad either. Bikes, birds, binoculars: the trifecta!)

As we continued up Gazos Creek, we split off onto Cloverdale Road and moved into the grassland habitat. We also had to move up our biggest hill of the day. It is steep in parts but it must be only about 1/3 of a mile so no one cracked. Here we saw American Kestrel, bluebirds, blackbirds, sparrows and a few Wild Turkeys got chased by the hounds when trespassing near the domesticated birds’ pen.

We carried on into the quaint town of Pescadero, enjoying a break and a snack at the old country store. Then it was onto Water Lane and the backside of Pescadero Marsh. We poked around and headed west on Pescadero Creek Rd. to the well-known and oft-flooded field next to Butano Creek that has featured many great birds over the years. This hotspot will dry up soon due to the dredging project underway. But on this day, 20 Greater White Fronted Geese were in the creek near the road when we spotted them, and they saw us see them, so they flew up in a flock and into the famous field, foraging for the next couple of hours (They were still there on my way back to the camp much later.)

We birded the marsh and scoped the coast. We heard Virginia Rails calling to each other. We saw Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, American Wigeon, and Common Merganser in a marsh pond visible from Pescadero Creek Road. The coast offered us obligate birds such as Black Oystercatcher, Black Turnstone, and Surfbird.

The final tally came to 102 species, which includes Western Screech Owl which I heard at my campsite the morning of the ride.

For me this was more than just a (little) big ride. It was epic, if only for Olmo Fire Road. I took pumpkin weekend and the Big Ride as an opportunity to ride my bike from home and camp out at Butano State Park. I would camp both the night before and the night of the ride. I loaded up the bike and headed for the hills, and there is no shortage of hills to climb to get to Pescadero.

It wasn’t enough to merely camp. I stayed at the trail camp over 5 miles in, and up. Bicycles are not allowed on any hiking trails but they are legit on the fire roads and there are two of them: Jekyll and Hyde! Butano Fire Road is an often smooth, generally consistent gradient that goes for about 5.7 miles to the camp (the last half mile is flat or a little downhill – the first 5.2 are uphill). Olmo Fire Road, on the other hand, is a nightmare with many steep ups, too many downs and some super-challenging terrain. It took me over ninety minutes to get to the camp on Olmo and less than an hour via Butano Fire Road.

I made the mistake of ascending Olmo with all my gear. There is some harsh gradient on gravel and pushing a bike up there with 35 pounds of cargo… When forced to stop from exhaustion, I kept hearing a symphony of distant drums. I realized that was just maximum heart rate. But it didn’t kill me, and it definitely made me stronger. It made my trek up the long, sublime Tunitas Creek Road climb on the way home feel like a walk in the park.

We have great biking and birding in the county and I took full advantage of it this past weekend. Here's looking forward to the 5th Annual Big Ride next year. We'll try to make sure it's not on a pumpkin-crazed weekend

I revived my long dormant blog which seemed appropriate for this post and you can see photos of my bike setup there, if interested. Big Green Day blog recap ( https://nocarnorcal.blogspot.com/2018/10/the-4th-annual-big-ride-oct-14-2018.html )

Chris O'Connell
Redwood City

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Date: 10/17/18 8:21 am
From: chrisoco via Groups.Io <chrisoco=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [pen-bird] 10/14 Big Green Day 2018 Recap (long post)
Chris Hayward and Chris O’Connell led the 4th Annual Big Sit on October 14th on behalf of the Sequoia Audubon Society. They were joined by Naomi Goodman and Genna DeVries. Rob Furrow, who established the event, recently relocated to Davis but we carried on in his stead. There is definitely a lot more birding than biking on this ride. I call it the little Big Ride because we only cover 11 or so miles in 9 to 10 hours. But it grew out of our sister event – the Big Sit™ – which takes place on the same day. Regardless of the name, it is always big fun. It is also a fundraiser for Sequoia and more information can be found here: http://www.sequoia-audubon.org/bigsit.html.

 

We started at daybreak at Gazos Creek Beach. There were quite a few birds moving about on the water: cormorants, loons, murres. A Ring-billed Gull (rare for the coast) was at the edge of the large gull flock on the beach. The least expected bird was a Dunlin poking around near the creek mouth. A Red-shouldered Hawk made its presence known. Among the humans, a couple of men who apparently slept on the beach argued. The local tracking club was meeting here at 8am and there was a good turnout. It was good to see varied humanity likewise appreciating the natural world. But as the trackers gathered, it was time for us roll over to Gazos Creek Road.

 

We slowly cruised up the lush riparian habitat, stopping for stretches as we looked through flocks of insectivores. We had great looks at Townsend’s Warblers, and there were dozens of them. Unfortunately, we didn’t see any uncommon warblers, and couldn’t even find a Yellow Warbler. Nor were there any Orange-crowned Warblers on the day. But given the great bird activity, it was hardly disappointing.

 

At one of our stops, after a while Naomi noticed a bird that had some red on its breast. The rest of us were able to get on it although never with great views. It was wet and must have flown up from the creek after bathing. Rose-breasted Grosbeak! That was probably our bird of the day as far as the rarities. While spending a lot of time here among the plethora of birds, we heard a Northern Pygmy-Owl. A Red-breasted Sapsucker flew across the road and a couple of Black-throated Gray Warblers were active.

 

(Did I mention that some people are saying the bicycle may turn out to be the greatest invention ever? And not just any old people. Get Rich With Bikes ( http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2011/04/18/get-rich-with-bikes/ ). Binoculars ain't bad either. Bikes, birds, binoculars: the trifecta!)

 

As we continued up Gazos Creek, we split off onto Cloverdale Road and moved into the grassland habitat. We also had to move up our biggest hill of the day. It is steep in parts but it must be only about 1/3 of a mile so no one cracked. Here we saw American Kestrel, bluebirds, blackbirds, sparrows and a few Wild Turkeys got chased by the hounds when trespassing near the domesticated birds’ pen.

 

We carried on into the quaint town of Pescadero, enjoying a break and a snack at the old country store. Then it was onto Water Lane and the backside of Pescadero Marsh. We poked around and headed west on Pescadero Creek Rd. to the well-known and oft-flooded field next to Butano Creek that has featured many great birds over the years. This hotspot will dry up soon due to the dredging project underway. But on this day, 20 Greater White Fronted Geese were in the creek near the road when we spotted them, and they saw us see them, so they flew up in a flock and into the famous field, foraging for the next couple of hours (They were still there on my way back to the camp much later.)

 

We birded the marsh and scoped the coast. We heard Virginia Rails calling to each other. We saw Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, American Wigeon, and Common Merganser in a marsh pond visible from Pescadero Creek Road. The coast offered us obligate birds such as Black Oystercatcher, Black Turnstone, and Surfbird.

 

The final tally came to 102 species, which includes Western Screech Owl which I heard at my campsite the morning of the ride.

 

For me this was more than just a (little) big ride. It was epic, if only for Olmo Fire Road. I took pumpkin weekend and the Big Ride as an opportunity to ride my bike from home and camp out at Butano State Park. I would camp both the night before and the night of the ride. I loaded up the bike and headed for the hills, and there is no shortage of hills to climb to get to Pescadero.

 

It wasn’t enough to merely camp. I stayed at the trail camp over 5 miles in, and up. Bicycles are not allowed on any hiking trails but they are legit on the fire roads and there are two of them: Jekyll and Hyde! Butano Fire Road is an often smooth, generally consistent gradient that goes for about 5.7 miles to the camp (the last half mile is flat or a little downhill – the first 5.2 are uphill). Olmo Fire Road, on the other hand, is a nightmare with many steep ups, too many downs and some super-challenging terrain. It took me over ninety minutes to get to the camp on Olmo and less than an hour via Butano Fire Road.

 

I made the mistake of ascending Olmo with all my gear. There is some harsh gradient on gravel and pushing a bike up there with 35 pounds of cargo… When forced to stop from exhaustion, I kept hearing a symphony of distant drums. I realized that was just maximum heart rate. But it didn’t kill me, and it definitely made me stronger. It made my trek up the long, sublime Tunitas Creek Road climb on the way home feel like a walk in the park.

 

We have great biking and birding in the county and I took full advantage of it this past weekend. Here's looking forward to the 5th Annual Big Ride next year. We'll try to make sure it's not on a pumpkin-crazed weekend.

I revived my long dormant blog which seemed appropriate for this post and you can see photos of my bike setup there, if interested. Big Green Day blog recap ( https://nocarnorcal.blogspot.com/2018/10/the-4th-annual-big-ride-oct-14-2018.html )

Chris O'Connell
Redwood City

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Date: 10/15/18 9:37 pm
From: Adam Winer <awiner...>
Subject: [pen-bird] [ADMIN] "Reply-to-sender" is now the default
The default for Peninsula Birding should now be "Reply to sender". If you
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- Use "Reply to all" in your mail reader
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Perhaps most importantly, this is now consistent with sfbirds and
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Date: 10/14/18 10:14 pm
From: Jennifer Rycenga <gyrrlfalcon...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Big SIT results: 85 species!
Today’s Big SIT! at Pescadero Marsh was a great success, with 85 species detected over twelve hours of gloriously beautiful weather. Highlights included a BALD EAGLE, a BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER, vocally active SORA and VIRGINIA RAIL in the morning, three BLACK SCOTER, a BLACK-VENTED SHEARWATER, a SNOWY PLOVER, a MARBLED MURRELET, and a migrating SHARP-SHINNED HAWK. Twelve participants each made contributions to the efforts. Please consider donating to Sequoia Audubon in support of the Big SIT and the Big RIDE - http://www.sequoia-audubon.org/bigsit.html

Good birding -

Jennifer Rycenga
San Mateo, CA
visit http://birding.sequoia-audubon.org/
The San Mateo County Birding Guide








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Date: 10/14/18 8:36 pm
From: Ross Millikan <rmillika...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] Osprey - Belmont Slough
I have seen birds and chicks on the nest the last two years.  Two broods in 2017, one in 2018.

On Sunday, October 14, 2018 5:52 PM, Will Glass-Husain <wglasshusain...> wrote:


Kayaking in this afternoon from foster city shell beach to Belmont slough.   Saw an osprey sitting on a 5 foot pole on the south entrance to the slough.  Pretty neat.  I’ve seen a nest previously in the tall electrical tower but never the actual bird in the area.  
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Date: 10/14/18 8:22 pm
From: Christopher Hayward <p_t_nymph...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Rose-breasted Grosbeak Gazos Creek Road 10-14-18
Hi All,
Today in conjunction with The Big Sit, Chris O'Connell and I lead a Biking Big Day for Sequoia Audubon. The best find was a Male Rose-breasted Grosbeak first seen by Naomi Goodman near the large pull out, along Gazos Creek Road, about half way between Hwy. 1 and the Cloverdale Rd. intersection. Also noteworthy was a flock of 20 Greater-white Fronted Geese in the Ag. Field on the south side of Pescadero Rd. near the Butano Creek bridge.

Chris Hayward
Half Moon Bay

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From: Will Glass-Husain <wglasshusain...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Osprey - Belmont Slough
Kayaking in this afternoon from foster city shell beach to Belmont slough.
Saw an osprey sitting on a 5 foot pole on the south entrance to the
slough. Pretty neat. I’ve seen a nest previously in the tall electrical
tower but never the actual bird in the area.

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Date: 10/14/18 4:56 pm
From: susan hons via Groups.Io <susieturtlewings=<me.com...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Edgewood Walk 10/14/18.
Four delightful walkers joined me for a wonderful walk in the woods this morning.
We started with the usual suspects in the parking lot and then up by the restrooms
a small woodpecker was spotted and since I didn’t see it right away I guessed a
Nuttal’s, BUT getting on the bird I was thrilled to see a Red-breasted Sapsucker!
Really nice views for everyone. What a way to start the day.

Our list:



Turkey Vulture
White-tailed Kite
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Anna's Hummingbird (3 juvenile males trying to outdive each other)
Acorn Woodpecker (last bird of the day back at the parking lot)
Nuttal's Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Red-breasted Sapsucker (!)
White-breasted Nuthatch
Steller's Jay
Western Scrub Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Oak Titmouse
Bewick's Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Western Bluebird
Spotted Towhee
Dark-eyed Junco
House Finch
Lesser Goldfinch


If at night the crow does fly,
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Date: 10/14/18 10:42 am
From: m_m_rogers <m.m.rogers...>
Subject: [pen-bird] 13 Oct Big Day for SFBBO Fall Challenge
All,

Yesterday 10/13/2018, our Big Day team (Mike Rogers, Mike Mammoser, Francis Toldi, and Nateri Madavan) did our SFBBO Fall Challenge Big Day, competing for the coveted Mewaldt Cup. We left my house at 2:15am and finished back there 17.5 hours later at 7:45pm after finding 162 species in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.

We started off with a couple of Santa Clara County bayside stops, netting both VIRGINIA and SORA rails, as well as numerous shorebirds and ducks before owling our way up Page Mill Road, along Skyline Blvd, and down Highway 84 to the coast. From there, we headed south until greeted by the dawn chorus and 2 NORTHERN PYGMY-OWLS along Gazos Creek Road. Day birding began in earnest in Butano State Park, where we quickly added birds of the coastal forest. We failed to find our target Pileated Woodpecker, but were happy to find VARIED THRUSHES back in numbers.

Heading to the coast along Gazos Creek Road, we found the day's only "WESTERN FLYCATCHER", our only "lingering migrant" found all day (we missed Warbling Vireo, Yellow Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler, Wilson’s Warbler, and other such birds found in past years). Offshore we likewise saw no migrant push and the weather was so nice that the pelagic birds were too far offshore to see from land. We found no tubenoses, no jaegers, only two of the three loons, and, with the exception of 5 MARBLED MURRELETS off Pescadero State Beach, only COMMON MURRES to represent the alcids. Needless to say, with no migrants on and offshore, our day's success depended heavily on finding all the resident species where they were supposed to be - a task that we were largely successful with.

At the Gazos Creek mouth we found four SNOWY PLOVERS and the day's only SANDERLINGS (3), as well as four vocal HOUSE WRENS. Pigeon Point was a bust, adding nothing we didn't find elsewhere, but nearby Lake Lucerne gave us four BLUE-WINGED TEAL (including a male with face pattern coming in) and the day's only accipiter, a SHARP-SHINNED HAWK. A productive spot near the junction of Bean Hollow and Pescadero roads added the day's only SWALLOWS (2+ VIOLET-GREENS) and CEDAR WAXWINGS (4).

Pescadero State Beach delivered as always, adding rocky shorebirds, ducks (including 2 COMMON MERGANSERS), and the day’s only AMERICAN PIPITS (2). We avoided the Half Moon Bay pumpkin festival by heading inland on Pescadero Road, cutting over to Highway 84 and then heading north on I280 and Hwy 92 to Foster City, finding an adult BALD EAGLE on the way from I280 near Woodside.

We timed the tide right at Foster City, adding 28 RED KNOTS, 33 BLACK SKIMMERS, 4 RUDDY TURSTONES, 16 ELEGANT TERNS, and our first MEW GULL. Coyote Point gave us the male HARLEQUIN DUCK, the day’s only WHIMBRELS (5) and LONG-BILLED CURLEWS (7), our only BELTED KINGFISHER, and more SURFBIRDS (20) and TURNSTONES.

From there, we worked our way south along S.F. Bay, entering Santa Clara County just before 2pm. The Mountain View Forebay and Shoreline Lake added GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, and the day’s only EARED GREBE. We finally found a CINNAMON TEAL in Adobe Creek to complete the expected dabbling ducks, but bay ducks were completely lacking from our list.

On to Alviso, where we added the summering COMMON GOLDENEYE on Pond A8N from behind the old cannery building and a WILSON’S SNIPE and LESSER YELLOWLEGS at the north end of Gold Street. The EEC was open, so we drove in and added HERRING GULLS (3) on Pond A16, BONAPARTE’s GULLS (2) on Pond A18, and the hoped-for PEREGRINE FALCON on an entrance road tower. We added BURROWING OWL at the nearby Arzino Ranch and rushed off to the Diablo Range.

At Ed Levin County Park we tallied RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER and new oak woodland species such as NUTTALL’S WOODPECKER and OAK TITMOUSE. Calaveras Road added LARK SPARROW and YELLOW-BILLED MAGPIE, while the reservoir itself added a bonanza of ducks, including 3 LESSER SCAUP, 3 CANVASBACK, 4 RING-NECKED DUCKS, 4 REDHEAD, and a pair of WOOD DUCKS!

We finished the day at the Sierra Road Summit, after adding CALIFORNIA THRASHER and RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW along Sierra Road. We were hoping for Rock Wren and Horned Lark, but failed to find either. Instead, though, we finished the day with a pair of NORTHERN HARRIERS, our only harriers of the day, and scope-filling views of a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW.

Our biggest miss was Lesser Goldfinch (too much time at the coast and bay and a very dry Diablo Range, with no water in most ponds), but for the first time in the seven years of doing this route we also missed Common Loon, Golden Eagle, Common Gallinule, Loggerhead Shrike, and Rock Wren. On the other hand, Wood Duck, Dunlin, Cedar Waxwing, and Grasshopper Sparrow were new to the cumulative list, which now totals 216 species!

Mike Rogers

Sunnyvale, CA

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Date: 10/13/18 1:41 pm
From: Naomi <nlgoodman...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Loggerhead shrike - Stanford Dish trail
Spotted a LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE on the Stanford Dish trail at 11:30 AM this morning.  Perched and singing on a snag near the cattleguard on the Alpine Road side of the Dish.  Also more Acorn Woodpeckers than I've every seen in one place in my life.

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Date: 10/12/18 9:18 pm
From: Adam Dudley via Groups.Io <adam.dudley=<icloud.com...>
Subject: [pen-bird] spizella sparrow Colma Creek
Hi everyone, late this afternoon I found a Spizella sparrow that I'm not sure about it's ID. More details are in my eBird checklist here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49151300It was in the fennel right at the corner where the trail turns a sharp 90 degrees. The bird showed distinct streaking on its underparts suggesting some retention of juvenal plumage characteristics. Some characteristics are suggestive of Brewer's sparrow: the supercilium is duller than the white submoustachial stripe, overall gray plumage tones with a "plain" face, a streaked gray collar, black central areas of the greater coverts extending towards the tips in points, limited or no medium crown stripe, plain lores. But, the face seems too distinctly marked for Brewer's? I would be very interested in folks views of the ID of this bird : happy to receive replies offline from the main listserv.

Good birding,

Adam




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Date: 10/12/18 8:30 pm
From: Peter Metropulos <pjmetrop...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Late HOODED ORIOLE in El Granada

At this time of year I would expect an Orchard Oriole,not a HOODED ORIOLE,but I saw a female-plumaged individual of the latter species while performing landscape work in a yard in El Granada this morning,Oct.12. I have seen this species only once before in October in SM County.While working in the same yard,on Oct.9, a BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER was bathing in a miniature waterfall in the garden. After driving back over the hill I was delighted to observe an adult BALD EAGLE flying over Canada Rd. near the Filoli Estate, heading east toward San Carlos/Redwood City.
Peter J. MetropulosSan Carlos,CA.

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Date: 10/11/18 6:08 pm
From: maliadances via Groups.Io <maliadances=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Blackburnian Warbler photos and more 10/11
This morning Chris H.  and I met up with Chris O'Connell to bird  the Half Moon Bay Water Treatment Plant. After birding the riparian area for about 35 minutes, which had a fast moving flock of insectivores but nothing too crazy, although we did have  (2) Golden-crowned Kinglets,   we decided to bird the fennel along the entrance road. As the 2 Chris's moved ahead of me along the road, I started to pick though a flock of Yellow-rumped Warblers and Bushtits feeding in the fennel by the gravel parking lot and  found a BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER. Chris H and Chris O joined me and we all photographed the bird  and got  incredibly close eye level views of this bird. We were with the bird for about 40 minutes before we lost track of it. Last we saw it, it was in the fennel on the north side of the entrance road right by the gravel parking area where the big brown metal pipes are laying.

Also at this location we saw the continuing Clay-colored Sparrow and Nashville Warbler along with a CASSIN'S VIREO. The Cassin's Vireo was seen in a tall cypress along the south/north running fence-line of the treatment plant. An Osprey flew overhead at one point and has been hanging around at this location for about a week or so.

I have received a few emails asking where is the Half Moon Bay Water Treatment Plant.  "Half Moon Bay Water Treatment Plant" ( the name used by locals ) and "Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside"  (the official name for the facility) are one and the same. If you google either name, you will see where this facility is,  and that it is at the west end of Bev Cunha's Country Rd. 

Our photos of the Blackburnian Warbler are on our eBird Checklist below and if you open this checklist look in the top right hand corner and you will see (Map) click on it and a map will show you where this ebird hotspot is located.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49124846

This weekend Oct 13 and 14 is the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival and there is always heavy traffic. You may want to check 511.org for traffic info if you intend to bird the coastside this weekend.

Cheers!
Malia DeFelice and Chris Hayward

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Date: 10/11/18 3:16 pm
From: Al Eisner <eisner...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] birding and pumpkins
John:

There are no events on the official schedule for Friday, but at this
time of year there may still be some "pumpkin traffic" even on a weekday.

Al

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> Will I encounter any activities tomorrow if I come over to bird?
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Date: 10/11/18 1:44 pm
From: John Cant 793-5216 <jgcant...>
Subject: [pen-bird] birding and pumpkins
Will I encounter any activities tomorrow if I come over to bird?

Thanks for info,

John Cant
Fremont


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Date: 10/11/18 1:08 pm
From: Jen K <catapllr...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] Blackburnian now hemp water treatment plant
Where is the half moon bay water treatment plant please and thank you?

Jen Kotkin
201.655.3123
www.jenkotkinpetcare.com

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>> Malia
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Date: 10/11/18 11:36 am
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Subject: Re: [pen-bird] Blackburnian now hemp water treatment plant
I meant half moon bay water treatment plant
Malia
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Date: 10/11/18 11:36 am
From: Christopher Hayward <p_t_nymph...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] Blackburnian now hemp water treatment plant
The Blackburnian was seen in fennel near parking lot at HMB WTP
Chris Hayward
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Date: 10/11/18 11:31 am
From: maliadances via Groups.Io <maliadances=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Blackburnian now hemp water treatment plant
In feneele by parking lot on north side of Bev Cunha Rd
Malia

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Date: 10/10/18 7:07 pm
From: Ronald- Thorn via Groups.Io <Tronthorn=<aol.com...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Pigeon Pt. seawatch and Lapland Longspur


This morning I headed out for a seawatch at Pigeon Point. A part cloudy sky and a southwest wind
made for good visibility all the way out to the horizon. The seawatch was from 07:15-10:00.

There are still many Brown Pelicans, Brandt's Cormorants, California Gulls, Heerman's Gulls,
Western Gulls and Common Murres coming into feeding frenzies. ( 3 ) Species of tubenoses
were also attracted to the feeding frenzies.

Below are just some of the birds noted.

Northern Pintail ( 4 )

Northern Shoveler ( 15 )

Surf Scoter ( 6 )

Red-throated Loon ( 4 )

Pacific Loon ( 5 south, the first I have noted this fall )

Buller's Shearwater ( 60 north )

Pink-footed Shearwater ( a HIGH number of 1,200 north )

Sooty Shearwater ( 65 north )

Pomarine Jaeger ( 4 )

Bonaparte's Gull ( 1, the first I have noted this fall )

Elegant Tern ( 400 north )

While at Pigeon Point, a LAPLAND LONGSPUR was calling in flight and landed along the road.
Lapland Longspur was on my radar, as yesterday there were a HIGH number of ( 60 ) at Lake
Tolowa in Del Norte County. ( 1 ) Lapland Longspur has already made it down to coastal southern
California. I expect there will be more heading down through the coastal areas.

I did some riparian birding along Gazos Creek Road. I had some flocks, others got away. Nothing
rare! ( 1 ) flock of Townsend's Warblers had ( 2 ) Nashville Warblers and a Black-throated Gray
Warbler.

Ron Thorn



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Date: 10/9/18 3:32 pm
From: Jennifer Rycenga <gyrrlfalcon...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Shakespeare's Birds: Martin Hyatt speaks at Sequoia Audubon General Meeting, October 11
Come to Sequoia Audubon Society’s Monthly Meeting this Thursday, October 11, at the San Mateo Garden Center, 605 Parkside Way, San Mateo. Refreshments and social time begin at 6:30; meeting proper at 7:00. Free and accessible. All are welcome!

Birds have magical qualities. They fly, they sing, and they anticipate the seasons. They have inspired artists and writers in every age and society. Shakespeare filled his works with bird imagery, drawing upon renaissance, medieval, Roman, Greek, and biblical sources, as well as his own experience. He was quite the birder, mentioning over 60 species. Shakespeare was also famously compared to birds. At the start of his career, he was labelled an "upstart crow," and after his death, he was eulogized as the "swan of Avon."

Dr. Hyatt will explain how understanding the literary traditions involving birds leads to some surprising discoveries about Shakespeare and his works. Dr. Martin Hyatt is a biologist with degrees from Harvard University and the University of Pittsburgh. He has tracked radio-tagged homing pigeons from a small plane, chased down gorged albatrosses from an inflatable boat, found roadrunners in the mountains, and observed penguins in the desert. Now, he pursues Shakespeare's birds.

Jennifer Rycenga
San Mateo, CA
visit http://birding.sequoia-audubon.org/
The San Mateo County Birding Guide
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Date: 10/8/18 9:09 pm
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Subject: [pen-bird] SAS: Big Ride-Coastal Birding by Bicycle; Sun Oct 14; 7:00am for 6-8 hours
Big Ride - Coastal Birding by Bicycle
Sunday, October 14, 7:00am (duration 6-8 hours)
This is a Bike Birding Field trip done simultaneously with the Big Sit. We will begin at the Gazos Creek State Beach parking area for a short seawatch to look for seabirds and shorebirds . Next we head along Gazos Creek road which is a fantastic riparian corridor, looking for warblers and other goodies. At the Cloverdale Road intersection we will move away from the creek into grassland areas looking for Loggerhead Shrike and other open area birds. We will then head into the town of Pescadero, birding around the back roads and then head over to Water Lane which can be super for rare vagrants. We will then finish up birding around the edge of Pescadero marsh looking for Rails and Shorebirds. This is our fourth year doing the Big Ride and have found some nice rarities in the past, including Prairie Warbler , Blackpoll Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler and Lawrence's Goldfinch. The Ride is about 10 to 12 miles done at a very leisurely pace. Starting point: We will meet at 7.00am at the Gazos Creek Beach parking lot and finish at Pescadero State Beach. Leaders: Chris Hayward and Chris O'Connell. For more info: Chris Hayward at <p_t_nymph...>
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Date: 10/8/18 9:08 pm
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Subject: [pen-bird] SAS: Edgewood Preserve; Sunday 10/14; 8:00am - 12:00pm
Edgewood County Preserve from Education CenterSunday, October 14, 8:00am – 12:00pmExplore this gem of a park while hiking 3-6 miles through oak woodlands, some hills and natural meadows. Look for California Thrasher, Wrentit, Oak Titmouse & Western Bluebird year-round. Directions: Take 280 to Edgewood Rd. in Woodside. Go east down Edgewood to the park entrance on the right. Meet at the Education Center.  Leader: Susie Hons Contact: <susieturtlewings...>
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Date: 10/8/18 9:03 pm
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Subject: [pen-bird] SAS: Bedwell Bayfront Park; Sat Oct 13; 10:00am - 12:00pm; Beginner/Refresher Bird Walk
Beginner / Refresher Bird Walk, Bedwell Bayfront ParkSaturday, October 13, 10:00am - 12:00pmAll are welcome to join Friends of Bedwell Bayfront Park and Sequoia Audubon Society for a 1-2 hour beginner/refresher bird walk. If you are an educator who is bringing your class - or sending students on their own - we're very happy to have you! We do ask that you let us know in advance so we can ensure we have adequate leadership to enrich your students' experience. 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. Directions: Meet at the parking lot by restrooms at Bedwell Bayfront Park, 1600 Marsh Road, Menlo Park. Heavy rain cancels. For more information: Chris MacIntosh Contact: <chrismac...> or phone 650-839-1523. View this event on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/449247115586690/
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Date: 10/8/18 4:46 pm
From: Alvaro Jaramillo <chucao...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Lawrence's Goldfinch
Hi all,

On the morning walk today (Half Moon Bay) a group of goldfinches giving
tinkling calls was a surprise, just after seeing a good flock of American
Goldfinches. I don't know if they were all Lawrence's in the flock, but
there were at least a few in the 10 or so that flew over. Heading north.
Only the second time I can remember Lawrence's Goldfinch right on the coast,
I think those were also in October.

Alvaro



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Date: 10/8/18 12:34 pm
From: Donna Pomeroy <dpom...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Cackling Goose at Pescadero Marsh South
There is a single Cackling Goose swimming with the ducks in the largest of the open ponds on the south end of Pescadero Marsh, visible from Pescadero Creek Road. 12:30PM.

Donna Pomeroy

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Date: 10/7/18 7:33 pm
From: susan hons via Groups.Io <susieturtlewings=<me.com...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Kites.
This evening at 6:30 I was at the corner of Park & St. Francis here in San Carlos when I heard a White-tailed Kite
“chirp” and looked up to see several just flying in from the north. Some landed in the tops of the redwoods but others
just seemed to be flying gently around the block. I actually counted 10 before I moved on!

Susie Hons


If at night the crow does fly,
Does one see feathers or the sky?






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Date: 10/7/18 7:04 pm
From: Ronald- Thorn via Groups.Io <Tronthorn=<aol.com...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Blackburnian Warbler and other recent sightings


I Checked flocks along the riparian corridor at Gazos Creek Road. FINALLY for the county
this fall, as there have been a number of the warbler this fall in California. In with a flock
of ( 10 + ) Townsend's Warblers, Warbling Vireo, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hutton's Vireo was
a BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER. The Blackburnian Warbler was in a Red Alder grove on the
hillside on the north side of the road about one half mile west of the junction with Cloverdale
Road. The Blackburnian Warbler was either an adult female or a hatch year male showing
yellow with an orange tint on the supercilium and throat At one time giving a view of forehead
patch. Another flock of Townsend's Warblers along Gazos Creek Road had a Black-throated
Gray Warbler and a Yellow Warbler.

Stopped for a seawatch at Pigeon Point. There were high numbers of Brown Pelicans,
Heerrman's Gulls, California Gulls, Western Gulls and Common Murres in feeding frenzies.
Passing through the feeding frenzies were ( 6 ) Pink-footed Shearwaters, ( 5 ) Sooty
Shearwaters, ( 7 ) Pomarine Jaegers and a Parasitic Jaeger. Southbound Surf Scoters
were ( 42 ). ( 3 ) Male BLACK SCOTERS together were also southbound and are the
first I have noted this fall. Also passing by were Dunlins and Red-necked Phalaropes.
Last there were the first juvenile Red-throated Loons I have noted this fall that were
southbound.

On October 5, I did a skywatch from an observation site in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Coming in from the coast were a group of ( 58 ) ALEUTIAN CACKLING GEESE and
crossing over the mountain and headed northeast in the direction of San Francisco
Bay. Southbound birds were ( 2 ) Ospreys, ( 1 ) White-tailed Kite, ( 2 ) Sharp-shinned
Hawks, ( 242 ) Band-tailed Pigeons, ( 2 ) Northern Flickers ( red-shafted ), ( 24 )
Violet-green Swallows, ( 60 ) Cedar Waxwings and ( 6 ) Varied Thrushes together the
first I have noted this fall.

Ron Thorn

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Date: 10/7/18 11:47 am
From: Adam Dudley via Groups.Io <adam.dudley=<icloud.com...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Lost Binoculars?
Hi everyone, I have found a pair of binoculars. If you or someone you know has recently lost a pair of binoculars please send me an email.

Adam

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Date: 10/7/18 8:39 am
From: Leonie Batkin <leonie.batkin23...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Tropical Kingbird-Radio Road-Redwood City
The Tropical Kingbird reported yesterday on eBird continues behind the radio station at the end of Radio Road. The Loggerhead Shrike is also present along the same fence line.

Leonie Batkin
Redwood City

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Date: 10/6/18 9:55 pm
From: Adam Dudley via Groups.Io <adam.dudley=<icloud.com...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Coastal Global Big Day report - 121 species including Tropical Kingbird, Bald Eagle, Greater White-fronted Goose, and more
Hi folks, 8 hardy birders headed out to the San Mateo County coast early this morning to support the inaugural October eBird Global Big Day. We met at Pigeon Point lighthouse in heavy fog and drizzle at 7:30am - and quickly aborted a planned seawatch to wait for fairer weather. Instead, we headed North to Pescadero Marsh where almost immediately a flock of 7 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE flew over in the mist. A WANDERING TATTLER along the edge of the tidal pool below the Rt 1 bridge was nice to see, and a life bird for some of our group. Once in the preserve we also located a BALD EAGLE sitting out in the marsh and a VIRGINIA RAIL croaking from the reeds around the main pond. After an hour and 62 species we could hardly see through out optics and so it was time to move on. Along Water Lane in Pescadero we found a LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE on a fence, and presumably the same Bald Eagle flew over us as we searched the East side of Pescadero Marsh.

By now the sky was starting to clear, so we went back to Pigeon Pt for a sea watch. Just off the rocks was a huge gathering of common murres, with several feeding frenzies dotting the flock. The best birds among the usual gulls, loons, and cormorants were 4 PINK-FOOTED SHEARWATERS and 2 SOOTY SHEARWATERS.

By now it was nearly mid-day so we headed towards Gazos Creek Rd via Gazos Creek Beach where a lone RING-BILLED GULL was loafing with the Western and California Gulls, and a female Northern Pintail was paddling about in the pool with the bathing gulls. Gazos Creek Road was quiet until we came across a large mixed flock at the junction with Cloverdale Road. This was the highlight of the day for most of us - a 20 minute burst of excitement as warbler after warbler poured through the trees - we saw multiple HERMIT, TOWNSEND'S, and BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLERS and a lone YELLOW WARBLER. Also nearby were both SWAINSON'S and HERMIT THRUSHES, RUBY-CROWNED and GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS, a BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER, a RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER and a PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER. 

As the afternoon was wearing on, we headed North to check out the Water Treatment Plant in Half-Moon Bay. While we couldn't find any of the recent rarities, we did see a TROPICAL KINGBIRD perch on a bare snag about half way down the creek, a GREAT-HORNED OWL on its daytime roost, and another flock of 9 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE.

Our final stop was at Pillar Point Harbour where we added a few shorebirds and BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON to our day list, which ended at 121 species!

We finished the day with a brew at the Brewing Co in Half Moon Bay, having enjoyed a fantastic day's birding along many of the coast's hot-spots with a great team of birders! 

Good birding,

Adam

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Date: 10/6/18 3:39 pm
From: Troy Pittock <troypittock...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Clay colored sparrow, palm warbler lower la honda creek osp 3p
Saw both about a quarter mile before first gate near oak trees on both
sides of trail.
No luck with green tailed towhee.
Garth had a ferruginous hawk before i arrived.
Bunch of pine siskins, western bluebirds and meadowlarks.
Can't wait to read big day reports.
Troy Pittock
San Carlos

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Date: 10/6/18 9:57 am
From: Troy Pittock <troypittock...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Blackpoll warbler, Nashville, eyed vireo HMB WTP
Driving in on Bev Cunha at 745a, about 50 yards in saw immature blackpoll
on north side of road. could not refind so parked and headed to creek.
Right between euc and cypress ran into flock with 5 townsends. A few
minutes later and 20 yards further along trail Nashville popped up, munched
on some fennel then dropped down behind bush.
Found red eyed at downstream spot with Louise around 945.
FOS ruby crowned also cool
Great morning so far.

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Date: 10/5/18 6:54 pm
From: Peter Headland <stonecurlew...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] Default replies: poll results, and more thoughts
A brief test suggests that the vast majority of the other CA birding
e-mail lists are configured so that "Reply" goes to the original sender,
not the group. In particular, our nearest groups (EBB, NBB, SBB, SF) are
all set up that way, so we are definitely the odd ones relative to other
local groups. With that in mind, I am now strongly in favor of changing
our setting to reply to the original sender, and I have just voted
accordingly.


On 2018-10-05 16:12, Adam Winer wrote:
>
>
> On Fri, Oct 5, 2018 at 2:22 PM Adam Winer <awiner...>
> <mailto:<awiner...>> wrote:
>
> The poll results are basically evenly split (15 to keep it the
> same, 17 to change to "reply to sender", and 6 were OK with either).
>
> Two more things are on my mind.
>
> First, if we change to "reply to sender" as the default, then
> "Reply" and "Reply to All" options in your mail reader start to be
> usefully different!  "Reply to All" will send email both to the
> sender and to the group, "Reply" just goes to the sender.  This
> seems like a useful thing, and may change my vote to be in favor
> of "reply to sender".
>
> Second, I believe that we should ideally be consistent with
> southbaybirds (to our south) and sfbirds (to our north). 
> Unfortunately, they are inconsistent - southbaybirds uses "Reply
> to sender" and sfbirds uses "Reply to group".
>
>
> I believe this is in error:  from what I can see, sfbirds *also* uses
> to "Reply to sender".  pen-bird is the odd one out, which is a strong
> argument for changing.
>
> Nonetheless, I think this shows that both options are more-or-less
> viable;  I don't think southbaybirds has had a significant issue
> with rare birds not being reported because of this (but if anyone
> has facts to the contrary, let me know).
>
> All-in-all, I believe I'm now in favor of changing the default
> (and I believe my co-moderator, Jennifer Rycenga, agrees) to
> "Reply to sender", but I'm still undecided.
>
> -- Adam Winer
>
>

--
Peter Headland


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Date: 10/5/18 4:13 pm
From: Adam Winer <awiner...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] Default replies: poll results, and more thoughts
On Fri, Oct 5, 2018 at 2:22 PM Adam Winer <awiner...> wrote:

> The poll results are basically evenly split (15 to keep it the same, 17 to
> change to "reply to sender", and 6 were OK with either).
>
> Two more things are on my mind.
>
> First, if we change to "reply to sender" as the default, then "Reply" and
> "Reply to All" options in your mail reader start to be usefully different!
> "Reply to All" will send email both to the sender and to the group, "Reply"
> just goes to the sender. This seems like a useful thing, and may change my
> vote to be in favor of "reply to sender".
>
> Second, I believe that we should ideally be consistent with southbaybirds
> (to our south) and sfbirds (to our north). Unfortunately, they are
> inconsistent - southbaybirds uses "Reply to sender" and sfbirds uses "Reply
> to group".
>

I believe this is in error: from what I can see, sfbirds *also* uses to
"Reply to sender". pen-bird is the odd one out, which is a strong argument
for changing.


> Nonetheless, I think this shows that both options are more-or-less
> viable; I don't think southbaybirds has had a significant issue with rare
> birds not being reported because of this (but if anyone has facts to the
> contrary, let me know).
>
> All-in-all, I believe I'm now in favor of changing the default (and I
> believe my co-moderator, Jennifer Rycenga, agrees) to "Reply to sender",
> but I'm still undecided.
>
> -- Adam Winer
>

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Date: 10/5/18 2:45 pm
From: John Lace <jozyme...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] Default replies: poll results, and more thoughts
Ultimately, the responsibility for the "To" field rests with the
replier.
John Lace
Mostly lurker,
Grass Valley, CA

------ Original Message ------
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To: "<peninsula-birding...>" <peninsula-birding...>
Sent: 10/5/2018 2:22:59 PM
Subject: [pen-bird] Default replies: poll results, and more thoughts

>The poll results are basically evenly split (15 to keep it the same, 17
>to change to "reply to sender", and 6 were OK with either).
>
>Two more things are on my mind.
>
>First, if we change to "reply to sender" as the default, then "Reply"
>and "Reply to All" options in your mail reader start to be usefully
>different! "Reply to All" will send email both to the sender and to
>the group, "Reply" just goes to the sender. This seems like a useful
>thing, and may change my vote to be in favor of "reply to sender".
>
>Second, I believe that we should ideally be consistent with
>southbaybirds (to our south) and sfbirds (to our north).
>Unfortunately, they are inconsistent - southbaybirds uses "Reply to
>sender" and sfbirds uses "Reply to group". Nonetheless, I think this
>shows that both options are more-or-less viable; I don't think
>southbaybirds has had a significant issue with rare birds not being
>reported because of this (but if anyone has facts to the contrary, let
>me know).
>
>All-in-all, I believe I'm now in favor of changing the default (and I
>believe my co-moderator, Jennifer Rycenga, agrees) to "Reply to
>sender", but I'm still undecided.
>
>-- Adam Winer
>

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Date: 10/5/18 2:38 pm
From: Aaron Maizlish <aaron.maizlish...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] Default replies: poll results, and more thoughts
Thanks for explaining this Adam. I have always been confused about who will get my response and now I know why! I’m a member of four local groups - and I just learned that the answer is “it depends on the group.”

Since a lot of us send messages from the field, it makes sense for “Reply” and “Reply All” to mean something different. I too am in favor of having “Reply” going just to the sender. I would have voted online, but that would require me to actual know my io groups username and password. I mean, come on! I could have replied to you privately, but hitting “Reply” was a lot easier than looking up your email.

Cheers,

Aaron Maizlish
> On Oct 5, 2018, at 2:22 PM, Adam Winer <awiner...> wrote:
>
> The poll results are basically evenly split (15 to keep it the same, 17 to change to "reply to sender", and 6 were OK with either).
>
> Two more things are on my mind.
>
> First, if we change to "reply to sender" as the default, then "Reply" and "Reply to All" options in your mail reader start to be usefully different! "Reply to All" will send email both to the sender and to the group, "Reply" just goes to the sender. This seems like a useful thing, and may change my vote to be in favor of "reply to sender".
>
> Second, I believe that we should ideally be consistent with southbaybirds (to our south) and sfbirds (to our north). Unfortunately, they are inconsistent - southbaybirds uses "Reply to sender" and sfbirds uses "Reply to group". Nonetheless, I think this shows that both options are more-or-less viable; I don't think southbaybirds has had a significant issue with rare birds not being reported because of this (but if anyone has facts to the contrary, let me know).
>
> All-in-all, I believe I'm now in favor of changing the default (and I believe my co-moderator, Jennifer Rycenga, agrees) to "Reply to sender", but I'm still undecided.
>
> -- Adam Winer
>

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Date: 10/5/18 2:31 pm
From: Alvaro Jaramillo <chucao...>
Subject: [pen-bird] slim pickings
Folks

I did a short visit around the Pilarcitos Creek Bridge in Half Moon Bay.
A few warblers, most interesting was a fly by Black-throated Gray Warbler.
Again a House Wren showed up. A Glaucous-winged Gull flew by, I expect them
to begin to become more common in the coming weeks.

Good birding ,

Alvaro



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Date: 10/5/18 2:23 pm
From: Adam Winer <awiner...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Default replies: poll results, and more thoughts
The poll results are basically evenly split (15 to keep it the same, 17 to
change to "reply to sender", and 6 were OK with either).

Two more things are on my mind.

First, if we change to "reply to sender" as the default, then "Reply" and
"Reply to All" options in your mail reader start to be usefully different!
"Reply to All" will send email both to the sender and to the group, "Reply"
just goes to the sender. This seems like a useful thing, and may change my
vote to be in favor of "reply to sender".

Second, I believe that we should ideally be consistent with southbaybirds
(to our south) and sfbirds (to our north). Unfortunately, they are
inconsistent - southbaybirds uses "Reply to sender" and sfbirds uses "Reply
to group". Nonetheless, I think this shows that both options are
more-or-less viable; I don't think southbaybirds has had a significant
issue with rare birds not being reported because of this (but if anyone has
facts to the contrary, let me know).

All-in-all, I believe I'm now in favor of changing the default (and I
believe my co-moderator, Jennifer Rycenga, agrees) to "Reply to sender",
but I'm still undecided.

-- Adam Winer

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Date: 10/5/18 9:10 am
From: Christopher Hayward <p_t_nymph...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] Blackpoll Warbler
Short note, some of the previously reported birds are still being see at the HMB WTP this morning- Blackpoll and Nashville Warblers and Clay-colored Sparrow all in fennel
Chris Hayward
On Oct 3, 2018, at 7:00 PM, Ronald- Thorn via Groups.Io <Tronthorn=<aol.com...><mailto:Tronthorn=<aol.com...>> wrote:


A BLACKPOLL WARBLER was with a small flock in the pine trees on the bluff above Pillar Point.
While on the bluff a Greater White-fronted Goose came flying in from the ocean side and over the
bluff to Princeton Harbor. I did a seawatch from Moss Beach. Not much happening. Heerman's
Gulls were on the move with ( 500 ) passing by headed south. Also headed south were ( 15 )
Parasitic Jaegers. The number of Sooty and Pink-footed Shearwaters were low. The first
I have noted this fall was a Black-vented Shearwater. I do not recall if there have been any
other sightings from pelagics this fall. There was a northbound basic plumaged Pigeon Guillemot.

I forgot to mention the other day, another Lark Sparrow in the county was along Cloverdale
Road about a half mile north of the junction with Gazos Creek Road. The number of Lark
Sparrows in the county this fall have been well above normal.

Ron Thorn


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Date: 10/4/18 11:31 am
From: Donna Pomeroy <dpom...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] Crowell Ranch, Greater White-fronted Goose
I had what was probably the same goose fly over me along the Pillar Point Bluffs shortly after 9:00. It was calling continuously, as it flew past the airport.

Donna

> On Oct 4, 2018, at 10:58 AM, keith_in_eg via Groups.Io <keith_ineg=<yahoo.com...> wrote:
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> Hello,
>
> At 10:45 this morning I had a single adult GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE fly over my location along the path just where it bends to the left (South) near the bluffs at Cowell Ranch Beach. The two note flight call was heard as the bird turned North towards the Ritz-Carlton. Medium-sized brown goose with darker bars across the belly, white undertail, orange legs and bill. Perhaps it will turn up in Half Moon Bay or Pillar Point. Sadly, I didn’t drag the camera out with me this morning!
>
> Good luck,
>
> Keith Gress
> El Granada
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Date: 10/4/18 11:14 am
From: keith_in_eg via Groups.Io <keith_ineg=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] COWELL Ranch, Greater White-fronted Goose
It is indeed COWELL RANCH for the Greater White-fronted Goose.  My apologies for the fat thumbs!

Keith Gress
El Granada

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Date: 10/4/18 10:58 am
From: keith_in_eg via Groups.Io <keith_ineg=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Crowell Ranch, Greater White-fronted Goose
Hello,

At 10:45 this morning I had a single adult GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE fly over my location along the path just where it bends to the left (South) near the bluffs at Cowell Ranch Beach.  The two note flight call was heard as the bird turned North towards the Ritz-Carlton. Medium-sized brown goose with darker bars across the belly, white undertail, orange legs and bill. Perhaps it will turn up in Half Moon Bay or Pillar Point. Sadly, I didn’t drag the camera out with me this morning!

Good luck,

Keith Gress
El Granada

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Date: 10/3/18 7:00 pm
From: Ronald- Thorn via Groups.Io <Tronthorn=<aol.com...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Blackpoll Warbler


A BLACKPOLL WARBLER was with a small flock in the pine trees on the bluff above Pillar Point.
While on the bluff a Greater White-fronted Goose came flying in from the ocean side and over the
bluff to Princeton Harbor. I did a seawatch from Moss Beach. Not much happening. Heerman's
Gulls were on the move with ( 500 ) passing by headed south. Also headed south were ( 15 )
Parasitic Jaegers. The number of Sooty and Pink-footed Shearwaters were low. The first
I have noted this fall was a Black-vented Shearwater. I do not recall if there have been any
other sightings from pelagics this fall. There was a northbound basic plumaged Pigeon Guillemot.

I forgot to mention the other day, another Lark Sparrow in the county was along Cloverdale
Road about a half mile north of the junction with Gazos Creek Road. The number of Lark
Sparrows in the county this fall have been well above normal.

Ron Thorn

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Date: 10/3/18 4:39 pm
From: maliadances via Groups.Io <maliadances=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Blue-winged Teals Pilarcitos Creek 10/2
Yesterday there were (2) female type Blue-winged Teal hanging out with a few Mallards in the " lagoon " part of Pilarcitos Creek. A beach walker flushed all the ducks and they all flew upstream out of sight.

Malia DeFelice

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Date: 10/3/18 11:08 am
From: Pixie couch <pixiec...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] A pen-bird poll! Default replies: sender, or group?
I vote for “reply to group”. Logically, the message was sent to a group so if one replies, you are replying to the group.

This is a very well run list that does what it should do. Doesn’t need “fixing”.

Pixie Couch


> On Oct 3, 2018, at 10:59 AM, maliadances via Groups.Io <maliadances=<yahoo.com...> wrote:
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> I feel "Reply to Group" is the better default, if Pen-birds main purpose and goal is to make sure news of a newly found or continuing rarity gets out as quickly as possible. I personally don't have an issue with reading a message that was intended for one person being broadcast to the group. I don't think that happens that often.
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> If is it set to default at "Reply to Sender" there is a huge risk that news of a rarity won't get out to the Pen-bird community. And the email will only go to one recipient and may not get discovered for days.
>
> BOth options to reply to either "group" or "sender" is clearly at the bottom of any email one wishes to reply to. However, I think some folks don't realize this.
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Date: 10/3/18 11:00 am
From: maliadances via Groups.Io <maliadances=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] A pen-bird poll! Default replies: sender, or group?
I feel "Reply to Group" is the better default, if Pen-birds main purpose and goal is to make sure news of a newly found  or continuing rarity gets out as quickly as possible.  I personally don't have an issue with reading a message that was intended for one person being broadcast to the group. I don't think that happens that often.

If is it set to default at "Reply to Sender"  there is a huge risk that news of a rarity won't get out to the Pen-bird community. And the email will only go to one recipient and may not get discovered for days. 

BOth options to reply to either "group" or "sender" is clearly at the bottom of  any email one wishes to reply to. However, I think some folks don't realize this.

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Date: 10/3/18 10:39 am
From: maliadances via Groups.Io <maliadances=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [pen-bird] San Mateo County cumulative yearlist for September 2018
Greetings San Mateo County Birders!

10 new birds for the year were added in September. The 9 th month of the year ends with a total of 318.

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 can be found below the current month's list at the link below. From the link, you can also download a checklist which shows seasonality, frequency, and county breeding information. A full list of the birds observed so far in 2018 and their finders plus the rarity code definitions can be found here as well: http://www.sequoia-audubon.org/SMCbirds.php ( http://www.sequoia-audubon.org/SMCbirds.php )

September birds, where they were observed, and their finders are as follows:

GRAY FLYCATCHER (5) was found by Leonie Batkin and Ron Thorn during a visit to San Bruno Mountain. The first TROPICAL KINGBIRD (4) for the year was found by Donna Pomeroy and Ginny Marshall near the Maverick’s parking lot at Pillar Point Harbor. Malia DeFelice and Chris Hayward found a RED-EYED VIREO (4) at the riparian area next to the Half Moon Bay Water Treatment Plant. The following day, a group of birders went in search of the Red-eyed Vireo and found a second vireo which turned out to be a YELLOW-GREEN VIREO (6). Credit goes to the finders Leslie Flint, Laurie Graham, Jeff Fairclough and Calvin Lou. Peter Metropulos and Dominik Mosur were treated to a NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH (4) that Peter called up out of the lush shaded portion of Pilarcitos creek where the equestrian trail crosses the creek. Leonie Batkin and Ron Thorn found a LUCY’S WARBLER (4) along the Bay Trail in Foster City. While birding Tunitas Creek Rd., Ginny Marshall discovered a VIRGINIA’S WARBLER (4). Adam Dudley reported the first BLACKPOLL WARBLER (4) for the year at Coyote Point. Malia DeFelice located a PRAIRIE WARBLER (5) in fennel along the trail to the riparian area at the Half Moon Bay Water Treatment Plant. In Redwood Shores, a BREWER’S SPARROW (4) was found by Leonie Batkin and Ron Thorn.

The *eBIrd October BIG DAY is Oct 6, 2018*. To find out what this is all about and how you can take part, click here https://ebird.org/news/october-big-day-6-october-2018Sequoia Audubon will be conducting a series of field trips on that day! Go to this link and scroll down for details: http://www.sequoia-audubon.org/fieldtrips.html

Or, sign up for a pelagic trip out of Half Moon Bay on October 6 th ! Contact Alvaro Jaramillo for more details. Go to http://alvarosadventures.com or email <alvaro...> 

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/. 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.Want to become a member of Sequoia Audubon Society? Join here http://www.sequoia-audubon.org/membership.html

Please post all your bird sightings to <peninsula-birding...>

and/or www.eBird.org ( http://www.eBird.org ). As always, when posting to Pen-bird, please include the date of your sighting in either the subject line or in the body of your email. Thank you!

If you have questions or comments regarding this report, please email:

<maliadances...>

Good birding all!

Malia DeFelice

Chris Hayward

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Date: 10/2/18 5:21 pm
From: SequoiaAudubon Society via Groups.Io <sequoia_audubon_society=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [pen-bird] SAS: Global Big Day-Birding Pescadero Area (RSVP)
October Global Big Day 2018: Birding Pescadero Area (RSVP)Saturday, October 6, 8:00am - 2:00pmThe area around Pescadero needs no introduction as a birding destination! We will spend some time looking for shorebirds and seabirds from the bluff, then walk across the road to explore the marsh. We will then spend the morning exploring most of the birding sites around Pescadero to look for landbirds, with exact itinerary depending on the weather and recent sightings. There is a wide variety of habitats in and around this park and we will hope to see quite a few species; vagrants are always a possibility at this time of year, so we will adapt the itinerary depending on what has been reported recently. Scopes will be very useful on this trip, so bring one along if you have one. Expect cool and breezy weather directly on the coast, but warmer when we go inland. Directions: From Half Moon Bay take Highway 1 south about 15 miles toward Santa Cruz. As you approach Pescadero, you will see extensive marsh on the east side of the highway and the second parking lot will be on your right, just after you cross the bridge over Pescadero Creek mouth. GPS coordinates of the parking lot are : 37.265163, -122.412225. Co-led by Jane Dixon and Adam Dudley. RSVP to us at <adamandjane...> View this event on Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/events/225762258295536/
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Date: 10/2/18 4:17 pm
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Subject: [pen-bird] SAS: SF Botanical Garden; Sun Oct 7; 8:00am - 11:00am
San Francisco Botanical Garden, Ninth and Lincoln, San FranciscoSunday October 7, 8:00 am -11:00 amVisit this beautiful garden at the height of fall migration. This walk is co-sponsored by Golden Gate Audubon Society, which hosts this walk monthly. Travel paved, mostly level trails suitable for wheelchairs. Leader: Ginny Marshall Contact: <ginnybirder...> View this event on Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2140834829491889/
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Date: 10/2/18 4:17 pm
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Subject: [pen-bird] SAS: Global Big Day-Coyote Point County Park; Sat 10/6; 8:00am - 11:00am
October Global Big Day 2018: Coyote Point County ParkSaturday, October 6, 2018, 8:00am - 11:00am
We will meet in the parking lot by the Yacht Club and walk trails at a leisurely pace. We will bird the fresh-water marsh, the shoreline out to the harbor entrance and the trail through the eucalyptus grove to the grassy area above the museum - about 1 1/2 miles all told.
Directions:  Take Hwy 101 and follow the signs to the park. There is an admission fee of $6. Beginners welcome! Heavy rain cancels. Leaders: Sue Cossins (<susancossins...>) and Martha O'Neal (<monealbirds...>). View this event on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/883364681871821/
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Date: 10/2/18 4:17 pm
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Subject: [pen-bird] SAS: Global Big Day-Bayside Shorebird Sweep; Sat 10/6; 8:00am - 1:00pm
October Global Big Day 2018: Bayside Shorebird SweepSaturday, October 6, 2018, 8:00am - 1:00pmWe will start at the Foster City Shellbar and continue south to Bair Island and Bedwell Bayfront Park. The goal will be to amass a high species count as part of the October Global Big Day. Carpooling is encouraged. Light rain ok but heavy rain cancels. Directions: Park and meet across the street from Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine at 1473 Beach Park Boulevard in Foster City. Leaders: Donna Pomeroy and Jennifer Rycenga. Contact: <gyrrlfalcon...> and <dpom...>, or 650-440-0063 (Jennifer) for more information or clarification. No need to reserve a space. View this event on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/277760986392454/
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Date: 10/2/18 2:03 pm
From: Alvaro Jaramillo <chucao...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Some Half Moon Bay birding
Hello all,

A short walk around the mouth of Pilarcitos Creek netted a cool 50
species for me, which was great, with superb photo opportunities for
sparrows and Common Yellowthroat. I thought it would be rife with migrants
and vagrants, but I did not find anything all that unusual. A couple of
House Wrens, local migrant on the coast, makes me wonder if these birds are
just more common now on the coast than they used to be. I recall getting
quite excited about seeing House Wren on the coast, and now in migration
they are not all that hard to find, or maybe I have just gotten better at
hearing their calls? I heard one yesterday as well in that neck of the
woods.

Gulls - 4 different Ring-billed Gulls at the flock at Pilarcitos Creek
was a good haul. They are uncommon on the coast, and we must just be hitting
their migration period right now and that may explain why there are multiple
sightings over the last week or so. Two were first year birds, two were
second year birds. A Herring (with a tinge of Glaucous-winged) today, and 3
Glaucous-winged in the last couple of days means these birds are moving in.
If we get a bit of a cold front after this rain tonight, the northern birds
including gulls should show up en masse soon.

A beautiful group of Bottlenose Dolphin went by as I talked to Leslie
Flint on the beach.

Good birding,

Alvaro



Alvaro Jaramillo

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Date: 10/2/18 2:01 pm
From: Adam Winer <awiner...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] A pen-bird poll! Default replies: sender, or group? #poll
Please click on the link to vote, instead of replying here.

On Tue, Oct 2, 2018, 13:51 Matthew Dodder <mdodder...> wrote:

> I recommend option 2.
> Change the default to “Reply to Sender”
>
> Matthew
>
>
>
>
>
> On Oct 2, 2018, at 1:46 PM, Adam Winer <awiner...> wrote:
>
> A new poll has been created:
>
> When you click Reply in your mail program, *do you want messages to go
> the group, or the sender*?
>
> The current default sends to the group, but some are requesting that it be
> changed to (by default) just reply to the sender.
>
> No matter what, there'll still be links at the bottom of the message to
> "Reply to Group" and "Reply to Sender", should you need to do something
> different.
>
> "Reply to group" means we (by default) get messages like "The Ross's Gull
> is still present" *and* messages like "See you at the meeting!".
> "Reply to sender" means we (by default) get neither, unless people
> *remember* to click "Reply to group".
>
> So what's important to you: fewer annoying messages, or more important
> updates? Please vote!
>
> 1. Keep the default "Reply to Group"
> 2. Change the default to "Reply to Sender"
> 3. I don't care, they're both fine.
>
> Vote Now <https://groups.io/g/peninsula-birding/vote?pollid=2852>
>
>
>
>
>

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Date: 10/2/18 1:51 pm
From: Matthew Dodder <mdodder...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] A pen-bird poll! Default replies: sender, or group? #poll
I recommend option 2.
Change the default to “Reply to Sender”

Matthew





> On Oct 2, 2018, at 1:46 PM, Adam Winer <awiner...> wrote:
>
> A new poll has been created:
>
> When you click Reply in your mail program, do you want messages to go the group, or the sender?
>
> The current default sends to the group, but some are requesting that it be changed to (by default) just reply to the sender.
>
> No matter what, there'll still be links at the bottom of the message to "Reply to Group" and "Reply to Sender", should you need to do something different.
>
> "Reply to group" means we (by default) get messages like "The Ross's Gull is still present" and messages like "See you at the meeting!".
> "Reply to sender" means we (by default) get neither, unless people remember to click "Reply to group".
>
> So what's important to you: fewer annoying messages, or more important updates? Please vote!
>
> 1. Keep the default "Reply to Group"
> 2. Change the default to "Reply to Sender"
> 3. I don't care, they're both fine.
> Vote Now <https://groups.io/g/peninsula-birding/vote?pollid=2852>
>


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Date: 10/2/18 1:47 pm
From: Adam Winer <awiner...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] Addressing a complaint about my Red-eyed Vireo post on 9/27
Yes, there's a setting for that. I've sent out a poll to ask this
question. I don't think there's a simple answer for the right thing.

On Tue, Oct 2, 2018 at 1:35 PM Dominik Mosur <dominikmosur...> wrote:

> Adam, any way to change listserv settings so that hitting reply to a
> message posted is automatically addressed to sender rather than entire
> group?
>
> Thank you (and case in point)
>
> Dominik
>
>
> On Oct 2, 2018, at 13:23, Adam Winer <awiner...> wrote:
>
> Folks, let's conclude this thread.
>
> I agree that the accusations are beneath us all. (And, seriously, grief
> about a Red-eyed Vireo? Let's save the calumny and opprobrium for a
> Yellow-throated Vireo.)
>
> I also think that this thread isn't appropriate for the forum.
>
> Everyone: be kind out there.
>
> -- Adam Winer
>
> On Tue, Oct 2, 2018 at 12:44 PM Roy Carlson via Groups.Io <rbcarlson1=
> <aol.com...> wrote:
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>> Tell them all to go pound sand.
>>
>> Roy Carlson
>> San Carlos, CA
>>
>> On Oct 2, 2018, at 12:19 PM, maliadances via Groups.Io <
>> maliadances=<yahoo.com...> wrote:
>>
>> Dear Pen-birders,
>>
>> This may be inappropriate for this forum and I apologize if it is. I
>> do not want to start a thread on Pen-bird but I feel I need to adress this.
>> If anyone has questions or comments, please do not respond to Pen-bird
>> please respond to me privately.
>>
>> I received an email from a local birder accusing me of waiting until
>> Chris saw the Red-eyed Vireo before I posted it on Pen-Bird. Also in
>> the email it was noted that lots of birders don’t appreciate my style
>> (whatever that means), and that I could care less about all the other
>> county birders and that many birders are frustrated by my reporting. I feel
>> these accusations are unfair and quite frankly they really stung.
>>
>> Since apparently there are many Pen-bird users who are upset with me,
>> let me set this straight for those of you who think all this is true.
>>
>> As for the accusation that I waited for Chris to arrive and see the
>> bird. That is false. Chris had the day off and we were together all day. We
>> did our monthly Jasper Ridge survey earlier in the day for 4 hours in
>> Portola Valley. On our way home we decided to visit the Water Treatment
>> Plant. We started our checklist at the HMBWTP at 2:07pm. I found the
>> bird an hour into our visit. For an hour we did not get a good look at the
>> bird as it was keeping high in the canopy only providing partial views. At
>> one point we thought it was a Tennessee Warbler. It finally dropped lower
>> and Chris saw the head and declared it likely a Red-eyed Vireo. We
>> spent time in the field trying to get photos to help confirm the ID. I
>> finished our checklist at 4:08pm. We drove home and for the next hour we
>> downloaded our photos and made double sure of the ID and note, we prefer to
>> be careful when ID’ing. I finalized our checklist, I uploaded my
>> photos, shared the list with Chris, he uploaded his photos and I posted at
>> 5:40pm. Sorry we weren’t fast enough for some.
>>
>> So that is what happened and I hope this clears things up for those of
>> you who are not happy. There is no ulterior motive on my part for posting
>> when I did. I didn’t intentionally delay posting. I am glad that so
>> many birders were able to see the bird. I know it was a county life bird
>> for many. Including the birder who sent me the email.
>>
>> As for caring less about all the other county birders: Chris and I will
>> continue to find good birds and will continue to post to Pen-bird when we
>> have gathered the necessary information to produce a complete post. Chris
>> and I have spent countless hours over the years leading field trips for
>> Sequoia Audubon and inspiring others. I spend hours every month putting
>> together the cumulative yearlist for the Sequoia Audubon website which
>> keeps birders in touch with what has been seen each month. And I always
>> promote people getting involved. Those of you who appreciate us, know
>> we are committed to volunteering our time and sharing information about
>> birds in San Mateo County.
>>
>> Once again, please do not start a thread on Pen-bird. If you have
>> questions or comments, please reply to me personally if you have questions
>> or comments.
>>
>> Malia DeFelice
>>
>>
>

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Date: 10/2/18 1:46 pm
From: Adam Winer <awiner...>
Subject: [pen-bird] A pen-bird poll! Default replies: sender, or group? #poll

A new poll has been created:

When you click Reply in your mail program, *do you want messages to go the group, or the sender* ?

The current default sends to the group, but some are requesting that it be changed to (by default) just reply to the sender.

No matter what, there'll still be links at the bottom of the message to "Reply to Group" and "Reply to Sender", should you need to do something different.

"Reply to group" means we (by default) get messages like "The Ross's Gull is still present" *and* messages like "See you at the meeting!".
"Reply to sender" means we (by default) get neither, unless people remember to click "Reply to group".

So what's important to you: fewer annoying messages, or more important updates?  Please vote!

1. Keep the default "Reply to Group"
2. Change the default to "Reply to Sender"
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Date: 10/2/18 1:35 pm
From: Dominik Mosur <dominikmosur...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] Addressing a complaint about my Red-eyed Vireo post on 9/27
Adam, any way to change listserv settings so that hitting reply to a message posted is automatically addressed to sender rather than entire group?

Thank you (and case in point)

Dominik
> On Oct 2, 2018, at 13:23, Adam Winer <awiner...> wrote:
>
> Folks, let's conclude this thread.
>
> I agree that the accusations are beneath us all. (And, seriously, grief about a Red-eyed Vireo? Let's save the calumny and opprobrium for a Yellow-throated Vireo.)
>
> I also think that this thread isn't appropriate for the forum.
>
> Everyone: be kind out there.
>
> -- Adam Winer
>
>> On Tue, Oct 2, 2018 at 12:44 PM Roy Carlson via Groups.Io <rbcarlson1=<aol.com...> wrote:
>> Tell them all to go pound sand.
>>
>> Roy Carlson
>> San Carlos, CA
>>
>>> On Oct 2, 2018, at 12:19 PM, maliadances via Groups.Io <maliadances=<yahoo.com...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Dear Pen-birders,
>>> This may be inappropriate for this forum and I apologize if it is. I do not want to start a thread on Pen-bird but I feel I need to adress this. If anyone has questions or comments, please do not respond to Pen-bird please respond to me privately.
>>> I received an email from a local birder accusing me of waiting until Chris saw the Red-eyed Vireo before I posted it on Pen-Bird. Also in the email it was noted that lots of birders don’t appreciate my style (whatever that means), and that I could care less about all the other county birders and that many birders are frustrated by my reporting. I feel these accusations are unfair and quite frankly they really stung.
>>> Since apparently there are many Pen-bird users who are upset with me, let me set this straight for those of you who think all this is true.
>>> As for the accusation that I waited for Chris to arrive and see the bird. That is false. Chris had the day off and we were together all day. We did our monthly Jasper Ridge survey earlier in the day for 4 hours in Portola Valley. On our way home we decided to visit the Water Treatment Plant. We started our checklist at the HMBWTP at 2:07pm. I found the bird an hour into our visit. For an hour we did not get a good look at the bird as it was keeping high in the canopy only providing partial views. At one point we thought it was a Tennessee Warbler. It finally dropped lower and Chris saw the head and declared it likely a Red-eyed Vireo. We spent time in the field trying to get photos to help confirm the ID. I finished our checklist at 4:08pm. We drove home and for the next hour we downloaded our photos and made double sure of the ID and note, we prefer to be careful when ID’ing. I finalized our checklist, I uploaded my photos, shared the list with Chris, he uploaded his photos and I posted at 5:40pm. Sorry we weren’t fast enough for some.
>>> So that is what happened and I hope this clears things up for those of you who are not happy. There is no ulterior motive on my part for posting when I did. I didn’t intentionally delay posting. I am glad that so many birders were able to see the bird. I know it was a county life bird for many. Including the birder who sent me the email.
>>> As for caring less about all the other county birders: Chris and I will continue to find good birds and will continue to post to Pen-bird when we have gathered the necessary information to produce a complete post. Chris and I have spent countless hours over the years leading field trips for Sequoia Audubon and inspiring others. I spend hours every month putting together the cumulative yearlist for the Sequoia Audubon website which keeps birders in touch with what has been seen each month. And I always promote people getting involved. Those of you who appreciate us, know we are committed to volunteering our time and sharing information about birds in San Mateo County.
>>> Once again, please do not start a thread on Pen-bird. If you have questions or comments, please reply to me personally if you have questions or comments.
>>> Malia DeFelice
>>
>
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Date: 10/2/18 1:25 pm
From: Adam Winer <awiner...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] Addressing a complaint about my Red-eyed Vireo post on 9/27
Folks, let's conclude this thread.

I agree that the accusations are beneath us all. (And, seriously, grief
about a Red-eyed Vireo? Let's save the calumny and opprobrium for a
Yellow-throated Vireo.)

I also think that this thread isn't appropriate for the forum.

Everyone: be kind out there.

-- Adam Winer

On Tue, Oct 2, 2018 at 12:44 PM Roy Carlson via Groups.Io <rbcarlson1=
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> Tell them all to go pound sand.
>
> Roy Carlson
> San Carlos, CA
>
> On Oct 2, 2018, at 12:19 PM, maliadances via Groups.Io <
> maliadances=<yahoo.com...> wrote:
>
> Dear Pen-birders,
>
> This may be inappropriate for this forum and I apologize if it is. I do
> not want to start a thread on Pen-bird but I feel I need to adress this. If
> anyone has questions or comments, please do not respond to Pen-bird please
> respond to me privately.
>
> I received an email from a local birder accusing me of waiting until
> Chris saw the Red-eyed Vireo before I posted it on Pen-Bird. Also in the
> email it was noted that lots of birders don’t appreciate my style (whatever
> that means), and that I could care less about all the other county birders
> and that many birders are frustrated by my reporting. I feel these
> accusations are unfair and quite frankly they really stung.
>
> Since apparently there are many Pen-bird users who are upset with me,
> let me set this straight for those of you who think all this is true.
>
> As for the accusation that I waited for Chris to arrive and see the
> bird. That is false. Chris had the day off and we were together all day. We
> did our monthly Jasper Ridge survey earlier in the day for 4 hours in
> Portola Valley. On our way home we decided to visit the Water Treatment
> Plant. We started our checklist at the HMBWTP at 2:07pm. I found the
> bird an hour into our visit. For an hour we did not get a good look at the
> bird as it was keeping high in the canopy only providing partial views. At
> one point we thought it was a Tennessee Warbler. It finally dropped lower
> and Chris saw the head and declared it likely a Red-eyed Vireo. We spent
> time in the field trying to get photos to help confirm the ID. I
> finished our checklist at 4:08pm. We drove home and for the next hour we
> downloaded our photos and made double sure of the ID and note, we prefer to
> be careful when ID’ing. I finalized our checklist, I uploaded my photos,
> shared the list with Chris, he uploaded his photos and I posted at 5:40pm.
> Sorry we weren’t fast enough for some.
>
> So that is what happened and I hope this clears things up for those of
> you who are not happy. There is no ulterior motive on my part for posting
> when I did. I didn’t intentionally delay posting. I am glad that so many
> birders were able to see the bird. I know it was a county life bird for
> many. Including the birder who sent me the email.
>
> As for caring less about all the other county birders: Chris and I will
> continue to find good birds and will continue to post to Pen-bird when we
> have gathered the necessary information to produce a complete post. Chris
> and I have spent countless hours over the years leading field trips for
> Sequoia Audubon and inspiring others. I spend hours every month putting
> together the cumulative yearlist for the Sequoia Audubon website which
> keeps birders in touch with what has been seen each month. And I always
> promote people getting involved. Those of you who appreciate us, know we
> are committed to volunteering our time and sharing information about birds
> in San Mateo County.
>
> Once again, please do not start a thread on Pen-bird. If you have
> questions or comments, please reply to me personally if you have questions
> or comments.
>
> Malia DeFelice
>
>
>

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Date: 10/2/18 1:19 pm
From: Ronald- Thorn via Groups.Io <Tronthorn=<aol.com...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Yellow-headed Blackbird at Coyote Pooint


I was hoping today, there would have been a number of migrants dropping in with the
unsettled weather during the early morning. No, it did not happen, as migrants noted
were no more than what has been seen recently along the bayside. There were few
Yellow Warblers. At Coyote Point checking what small patch of Sweet Fennel near the
yacht club that was not mowed down, a large group of mostly Brown-headed Cowbirds
flew by with a hatch year male YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD among the group.

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Date: 10/2/18 12:44 pm
From: Roy Carlson via Groups.Io <rbcarlson1=<aol.com...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] Addressing a complaint about my Red-eyed Vireo post on 9/27
Tell them all to go pound sand.

Roy Carlson
San Carlos, CA

> On Oct 2, 2018, at 12:19 PM, maliadances via Groups.Io <maliadances=<yahoo.com...> wrote:
>
> Dear Pen-birders,
> This may be inappropriate for this forum and I apologize if it is. I do not want to start a thread on Pen-bird but I feel I need to adress this. If anyone has questions or comments, please do not respond to Pen-bird please respond to me privately.
> I received an email from a local birder accusing me of waiting until Chris saw the Red-eyed Vireo before I posted it on Pen-Bird. Also in the email it was noted that lots of birders don’t appreciate my style (whatever that means), and that I could care less about all the other county birders and that many birders are frustrated by my reporting. I feel these accusations are unfair and quite frankly they really stung.
> Since apparently there are many Pen-bird users who are upset with me, let me set this straight for those of you who think all this is true.
> As for the accusation that I waited for Chris to arrive and see the bird. That is false. Chris had the day off and we were together all day. We did our monthly Jasper Ridge survey earlier in the day for 4 hours in Portola Valley. On our way home we decided to visit the Water Treatment Plant. We started our checklist at the HMBWTP at 2:07pm. I found the bird an hour into our visit. For an hour we did not get a good look at the bird as it was keeping high in the canopy only providing partial views. At one point we thought it was a Tennessee Warbler. It finally dropped lower and Chris saw the head and declared it likely a Red-eyed Vireo. We spent time in the field trying to get photos to help confirm the ID. I finished our checklist at 4:08pm. We drove home and for the next hour we downloaded our photos and made double sure of the ID and note, we prefer to be careful when ID’ing. I finalized our checklist, I uploaded my photos, shared the list with Chris, he uploaded his photos and I posted at 5:40pm. Sorry we weren’t fast enough for some.
> So that is what happened and I hope this clears things up for those of you who are not happy. There is no ulterior motive on my part for posting when I did. I didn’t intentionally delay posting. I am glad that so many birders were able to see the bird. I know it was a county life bird for many. Including the birder who sent me the email.
> As for caring less about all the other county birders: Chris and I will continue to find good birds and will continue to post to Pen-bird when we have gathered the necessary information to produce a complete post. Chris and I have spent countless hours over the years leading field trips for Sequoia Audubon and inspiring others. I spend hours every month putting together the cumulative yearlist for the Sequoia Audubon website which keeps birders in touch with what has been seen each month. And I always promote people getting involved. Those of you who appreciate us, know we are committed to volunteering our time and sharing information about birds in San Mateo County.
> Once again, please do not start a thread on Pen-bird. If you have questions or comments, please reply to me personally if you have questions or comments.
> Malia DeFelice
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Date: 10/2/18 12:32 pm
From: Dominik Mosur <dominikmosur...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] Addressing a complaint about my Red-eyed Vireo post on 9/27
Malia,

Don't let anyone's incorrect comments get to you.

Birding should be above all enjoyable and fun. If anyone finds any aspect of it stressful I suggest they seek help.

I used to stress about birding, back when things like "list totals" or feelings of competitiveness instead of camaraderie with other birders had a hold of my thinking.

Now when I hear someone reporting an interesting sighting I lead off with "good for them!!"

Don't let the haters get you down.

Dominik Mosur
San Francisco
> On Oct 2, 2018, at 12:19, maliadances via Groups.Io <maliadances=<yahoo.com...> wrote:
>
> Dear Pen-birders,
> This may be inappropriate for this forum and I apologize if it is. I do not want to start a thread on Pen-bird but I feel I need to adress this. If anyone has questions or comments, please do not respond to Pen-bird please respond to me privately.
> I received an email from a local birder accusing me of waiting until Chris saw the Red-eyed Vireo before I posted it on Pen-Bird. Also in the email it was noted that lots of birders don’t appreciate my style (whatever that means), and that I could care less about all the other county birders and that many birders are frustrated by my reporting. I feel these accusations are unfair and quite frankly they really stung.
> Since apparently there are many Pen-bird users who are upset with me, let me set this straight for those of you who think all this is true.
> As for the accusation that I waited for Chris to arrive and see the bird. That is false. Chris had the day off and we were together all day. We did our monthly Jasper Ridge survey earlier in the day for 4 hours in Portola Valley. On our way home we decided to visit the Water Treatment Plant. We started our checklist at the HMBWTP at 2:07pm. I found the bird an hour into our visit. For an hour we did not get a good look at the bird as it was keeping high in the canopy only providing partial views. At one point we thought it was a Tennessee Warbler. It finally dropped lower and Chris saw the head and declared it likely a Red-eyed Vireo. We spent time in the field trying to get photos to help confirm the ID. I finished our checklist at 4:08pm. We drove home and for the next hour we downloaded our photos and made double sure of the ID and note, we prefer to be careful when ID’ing. I finalized our checklist, I uploaded my photos, shared the list with Chris, he uploaded his photos and I posted at 5:40pm. Sorry we weren’t fast enough for some.
> So that is what happened and I hope this clears things up for those of you who are not happy. There is no ulterior motive on my part for posting when I did. I didn’t intentionally delay posting. I am glad that so many birders were able to see the bird. I know it was a county life bird for many. Including the birder who sent me the email.
> As for caring less about all the other county birders: Chris and I will continue to find good birds and will continue to post to Pen-bird when we have gathered the necessary information to produce a complete post. Chris and I have spent countless hours over the years leading field trips for Sequoia Audubon and inspiring others. I spend hours every month putting together the cumulative yearlist for the Sequoia Audubon website which keeps birders in touch with what has been seen each month. And I always promote people getting involved. Those of you who appreciate us, know we are committed to volunteering our time and sharing information about birds in San Mateo County.
> Once again, please do not start a thread on Pen-bird. If you have questions or comments, please reply to me personally if you have questions or comments.
> Malia DeFelice
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Date: 10/2/18 12:19 pm
From: maliadances via Groups.Io <maliadances=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Addressing a complaint about my Red-eyed Vireo post on 9/27
Dear Pen-birders,

 This may be inappropriate for this forum and I apologize if it is. I do not want to start a thread on Pen-bird but I feel I need to adress this. If anyone has questions or comments, please do not respond to Pen-bird please respond to me privately. 

 I received an email from a local birder accusing me of waiting until Chris saw the Red-eyed Vireo before I posted it on Pen-Bird. Also in the email it was noted that lots of birders don’t appreciate my style (whatever that means), and that I could care less about all the other county birders and that many birders are frustrated by my reporting. I feel these accusations are unfair and quite frankly they really stung.

 Since apparently there are many Pen-bird users who are upset with me, let me set this straight for those of you who think all this is true.

 As for the accusation that I waited for Chris to arrive and see the bird. That is false. Chris had the day off and we were together all day. We did our monthly Jasper Ridge survey earlier in the day for 4 hours in Portola Valley. On our way home we decided to visit the Water Treatment Plant. We started our checklist at the HMBWTP at 2:07pm. I found the bird an hour into our visit. For an hour we did not get a good look at the bird as it was keeping high in the canopy only providing partial views. At one point we thought it was a Tennessee Warbler. It finally dropped lower and Chris saw the head and declared it likely a Red-eyed Vireo. We spent time in the field trying to get photos to help confirm the ID. I finished our checklist at 4:08pm. We drove home and for the next hour we downloaded our photos and made double sure of the ID and note, we prefer to be careful when ID’ing. I finalized our checklist, I uploaded my photos, shared the list with Chris, he uploaded his photos and I posted at 5:40pm. Sorry we weren’t fast enough for some.

 So that is what happened and I hope this clears things up for those of you who are not happy. There is no ulterior motive on my part for posting when I did. I didn’t intentionally delay posting. I am glad that so many birders were able to see the bird. I know it was a county life bird for many. Including the birder who sent me the email.

As for caring less about all the other county birders: Chris and I will continue to find good birds and will continue to post to Pen-bird when we have gathered the necessary information to produce a complete post. Chris and I have spent countless hours over the years leading field trips for Sequoia Audubon and inspiring others. I spend hours every month putting together the cumulative yearlist for the Sequoia Audubon website which keeps birders in touch with what has been seen each month. And I always promote people getting involved. Those of you who appreciate us, know we are committed to volunteering our time and sharing information about birds in San Mateo County.

Once again, please do not start a thread on Pen-bird. If you have questions or comments, please reply to me personally if you have questions or comments.

 Malia DeFelice

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Date: 10/1/18 8:38 pm
From: maliadances via Groups.Io <maliadances=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Blackpoll Warbler at Princeton Willows 10/1
There was a Blackpoll Warbler with a flock of insectivores  in the willows along West Point Ave that leads to the "Mavericks" parking lot at Pillar Point Harbor.

Malia DeFelice

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Date: 10/1/18 5:01 pm
From: Leslie Flint <lflint...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] Green-tailed Towhee and Spizella sparrows, La Honda OSP Oct. 1


Leslie
> On Oct 1, 2018, at 2:59 PM, Garth Harwood <gharwood...> wrote:
>
> Hi All,
> I heard the mewing of a Green-tailed Towhee this morning at about 8:30AM in the dry thistle clumps just past the big eucalyptus stand/home site about 1 mile in and was able to pish it up for a couple of poor photos before it disappeared into the draw beside the old paddock. A Clay-colored Sparrow was here as well.
>
> Along the entry road/trail, several Chipping Sparrows were still present. Both Golden- and White-crowned Sparrows had also arrived in numbers since my last visit. Just before sunrise, a Great Egret flew eastward from the lake, a first for me at this location.
>
> Photos of the rare birds will go up on my ebird checklist later.
>
> Happy trails, Garth Harwood, Pescadero
>
> --
> *Garth Harwood
> *Director of Education,
> The Trust for Hidden Villa
> 26870 Moody Rd., Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
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Date: 10/1/18 2:59 pm
From: Garth Harwood <gharwood...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Green-tailed Towhee and Spizella sparrows, La Honda OSP Oct. 1
Hi All,
I heard the mewing of a Green-tailed Towhee this morning at about 8:30AM in
the dry thistle clumps just past the big eucalyptus stand/home site about 1
mile in and was able to pish it up for a couple of poor photos before it
disappeared into the draw beside the old paddock. A Clay-colored Sparrow
was here as well.

Along the entry road/trail, several Chipping Sparrows were still present.
Both Golden- and White-crowned Sparrows had also arrived in numbers since
my last visit. Just before sunrise, a Great Egret flew eastward from the
lake, a first for me at this location.

Photos of the rare birds will go up on my ebird checklist later.

Happy trails, Garth Harwood, Pescadero

--
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*Director of Education,
The Trust for Hidden Villa
26870 Moody Rd., Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
*(650) 949-8643*

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Date: 10/1/18 8:25 am
From: Leslie Flint <lflint...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Red-eyed Vireo still present
8:20 am. HMB WTP

Leslie Flint
San Mateo

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Date: 9/30/18 10:36 pm
From: Scott Smithson <wscottsmithson...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Sunday PM migrants at Bedwell
Hi birders, 
I spent about an hour at Bedwell Bayfront Park this afternoon, and there were several migrants in the fennel near the buildings and methane vent on the backside of the flat loop road. I observed a "whitting" WILLOW FLYCATCHER, at least 4 YELLOW WARBLERS, and one WARBLING VIREO. A couple of WHITE-TAILED KITES were putting on a show for my son and me, hovering in unison over the hillsides. 
Good birding! 
Scott Smithson
Atherton, CA

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Date: 9/30/18 9:17 pm
From: maliadances via Groups.Io <maliadances=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] Red-eyed Vireo continues and (2nd?) Blackpoll Warbler 9/30
Hi Roy,

The last report that I am aware of for the YG Vireo based on eBird and Pen-bird reports was made on Sept. 28 somewhere between 4:00pm and 6:00pm.

The Red-eyed Vireo was last seen today (9/30)  around 1:00pm according to the most current reports.

Malia DeFelice

On Sunday, September 30, 2018, 7:39:22 PM PDT, Roy Carlson via Groups.Io <rbcarlson1=<aol.com...> wrote:

Hi! I’ve been out of state for most of the past two weeks. There have been no sightings of the Yellow-Green Vireo lately?

Roy CarlsonSan Carlos, CA

On Sep 30, 2018, at 1:51 PM, maliadances via Groups.Io <maliadances=<yahoo.com...> wrote:


Around 11:00pm I decided to go check out the Bev Cunha's Country Rd. fennel stands and the riparian area near the Half Moon Bay Water Treament Plant.  It was quite warm along the road, but there were still half a dozen or more Yellow Warblers, plus an Orange-crowned Warbler in the fennel nearest the frontage rd.  I was unable to find Dave Weber's Blackpool Warbler in the fennel. So i decided to check the riparian area.  It was initially quiet, but then a nice flock of insectivores moved into view. The flock included a BLACKPOLL WARBLER,   (5) Townsend's Warblers  (1) hatch-year female Black-throated Gray Warbler, a Warbling Vireo and a half dozen or so Chickadees.   I also saw the continuing RED-EYED VIREO just before leaving around 1:00pm.

Malia DeFelice


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Date: 9/24/18 1:01 pm
From: Jake Kirkland <kirklandj...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] Bedwell Bayfront Park -- Blackpoll Warbler
Sorry for the reply to the thread. My intentions were to reply to just
Naomi.

Jake Kirkland
East Palo Alto

On Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 12:59 PM Jake Kirkland <kirklandj...> wrote:

> Hi Naomi,
>
> Did I talk to you briefly by the bathrooms when you parked your car and I
> was at the fence with my camera? If so sorry I didn't pass word on
> immediately. It was a bird I was confused by and couldn't figure out until
> I got home looked at some pictures and sent them to a couple of people.
> Wish I could have given you a heads up.
>
> -Jake
>
> On Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 12:44 PM Naomi <nlgoodman...> wrote:
>
>> I must have gotten there just as Jake left. There was an orange-crowned
>> warbler, yellow warbler, and warbling vireo (one of each) in the fennel
>> where Marsh Rd. turns right at the treatment system fence. Watch out for
>> skunks in that area!
>
>
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Date: 9/24/18 12:59 pm
From: Jake Kirkland <kirklandj...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] Bedwell Bayfront Park -- Blackpoll Warbler
Hi Naomi,

Did I talk to you briefly by the bathrooms when you parked your car and I
was at the fence with my camera? If so sorry I didn't pass word on
immediately. It was a bird I was confused by and couldn't figure out until
I got home looked at some pictures and sent them to a couple of people.
Wish I could have given you a heads up.

-Jake

On Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 12:44 PM Naomi <nlgoodman...> wrote:

> I must have gotten there just as Jake left. There was an orange-crowned
> warbler, yellow warbler, and warbling vireo (one of each) in the fennel
> where Marsh Rd. turns right at the treatment system fence. Watch out for
> skunks in that area!
>
>

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Date: 9/24/18 12:44 pm
From: Naomi <nlgoodman...>
Subject: Re: [pen-bird] Bedwell Bayfront Park -- Blackpoll Warbler
I must have gotten there just as Jake left.   There was an orange-crowned warbler, yellow warbler, and warbling vireo (one of each) in the fennel where Marsh Rd. turns right at the treatment system fence.  Watch out for skunks in that area!

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Date: 9/23/18 10:29 pm
From: Jake Kirkland <kirklandj...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Bedwell Bayfront Park -- Blackpoll Warbler
Hi all,

I had a blackpoll warbler at Bedwell Bayfront Park in Menlo Park this
afternoon Sunday 9/23/18 at about 3:30pm. It was in a fennel patch actively
flycatching while two house sparrows ate seeds. The patch was right near
the road at the last parking lot on the west side (that feels north) before
the road closes to car traffic (approx 37.491760, -122.177340).

Pictures in my ebird checklist <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48706044>.

I also had yellow warbler and yellow-rumped warblers. There were likely
some other interesting things around but it was pretty windy and most
glimpses too brief for this mediocre birder.

Apologies for the late posting, but I needed to get some help from Rob
Furrow getting to this ID. Thanks Rob.

Jake Kirkland
East Palo Alto

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Date: 9/23/18 11:40 am
From: Kent Forward via Groups.Io <kforward=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [pen-bird] White-faced Ibis at Pescadero Marsh 9/23
A quick note that as of 11:30 AM there are 2 White-faced Ibis chilling with Egrets on the south side of Pescadero Marsh, I viewed from shoulder of Pescadero Creek Road.
Good birding,Kent ForwardEl Granada 

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