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10/21/17 6:49 pm 'Alvaro Jaramillo' <chucao...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> RE: [SFBirds] Evening Grosbeak - get recordings?
10/21/17 6:39 pm Brian Fitch <fogeggs...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> Re: [SFBirds] Evening Grosbeak - get recordings?
10/21/17 2:56 pm Ken Copen <kencopen...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> Re: [SFBirds] Evening Grosbeak - get recordings?
10/21/17 2:51 pm <kschnei1...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Re: Evening Grosbeak - get recordings?
10/21/17 12:52 pm 'Alvaro Jaramillo' <chucao...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Evening Grosbeak - get recordings?
10/21/17 12:41 pm Mike Carozza <mike.carozza...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Evening Grosbeak and Turkey continue
10/21/17 12:13 pm Brian Fitch <fogeggs...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Grosbeak, Etc.
10/21/17 10:10 am cdlou37 <cdlou37...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> Re: [SFBirds] Chestnut-sided Warbler at Stow Lake
10/21/17 8:04 am cdlou37 <cdlou37...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> Re: [SFBirds] Male Evening Grosbeak in arbo
10/20/17 4:58 pm Rudy Wallen <arelist12...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Fwd: Male Evening Grosbeak in arbo
10/20/17 4:29 pm Rudy Wallen <arelist12...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> Re: [SFBirds] Male Evening Grosbeak in arbo
10/20/17 3:52 pm Matthew Zlatunich <mbzlat...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> Re: [SFBirds] Male Evening Grosbeak in arbo
10/20/17 3:31 pm Adam Winer <awiner...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> Re: [SFBirds] Male Evening Grosbeak in arbo
10/20/17 3:07 pm Adam Winer <awiner...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> Re: [SFBirds] Male Evening Grosbeak in arbo
10/20/17 2:50 pm Glen Tepke <g.tepke...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Re: Game birds (was Sue Bierman Park 10/20/17)
10/20/17 2:21 pm Dominik Mosur <polskatata...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Game birds (was Sue Bierman Park 10/20/17)
10/20/17 2:18 pm Loretta <lchen89...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> Re: [SFBirds] Sue Bierman Park 10/20
10/20/17 2:08 pm Rudy Wallen <arelist12...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Male Evening Grosbeak in arbo
10/20/17 2:00 pm <david_assmann...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Fort Mason Clay-Colored Sparrow
10/20/17 1:59 pm Adam Winer <awiner...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> Re: [SFBirds] Sue Bierman Park 10/20
10/20/17 1:39 pm Jack Hayden <jellsworthhayden...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> Re: [SFBirds] Sue Bierman Park 10/20
10/20/17 12:46 pm Glen Tepke <g.tepke...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Sue Bierman Park 10/20
10/20/17 11:10 am <lswanson...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Chestnut-sided Warbler at Stow Lake
10/19/17 9:17 pm <flix...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Presidio -- Varied Thrush
10/19/17 5:06 pm <david_assmann...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Fort Mason Local Interest Clay Colored Sparrow
10/19/17 12:56 pm Richard Bradus <grizzledjay...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Re: Continuing Lark Sparrow - got ahead of myself
10/19/17 12:52 pm Richard Bradus <grizzledjay...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Continuing Lark Sparrow GGP
10/18/17 6:52 pm <david_assmann...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Fort Mason - Clay-Colored Sparrow, Black-Headed Grosbeak, Bullock's Oriole
10/18/17 2:06 pm 'M. Bruce Grosjean' <mbgsf...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Hermit Thrush (2 pictures)
10/17/17 2:35 pm Richard Bradus <grizzledjay...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Wind shift
10/17/17 1:47 pm Brian Turner <brianturner6...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Sue Bierman
10/17/17 1:03 pm <robbo50...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Greater White-fronted Geese at the Polo Fields
10/17/17 12:44 pm Adam Winer <awiner...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Sue Bierman/Ferry Park Oct. 17
10/17/17 11:27 am Josiah Clark <josiah.clark621...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Bird refugees and presidio this am
10/16/17 11:23 pm Dominik Mosur <polskatata...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Fort Funston Palm Warbler 10/16/17 and other Recent sightings
10/16/17 8:55 pm 'M. Bruce Grosjean' <mbgsf...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Red-breasted Nuthatch (picture)
10/16/17 5:40 pm <cdlou37...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Fort Mason- Monday Oct 16- Continuing Birds
10/16/17 10:18 am Mark Eaton <marksffo...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> Re: [SFBirds] Rock Wren at Sutro Baths
10/16/17 10:12 am <david_assmann...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Rock Wren at Sutro Baths
10/15/17 10:03 pm <paulsaraceni...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Battery Godfrey, 10/15/17
10/15/17 8:59 pm <david_assmann...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Fort Mason - Orchard Oriole, Clay-Colored Sparrows etc.
10/15/17 4:08 pm Josiah Clark <josiah.clark621...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Presidio Wt sparrow, red crossbill, morphna song sparrow
10/15/17 2:55 pm cdlou37 <cdlou37...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> Re: [SFBirds] Golden Gate Park/Elk Glen Lake SWAMP Sparrow 10/11/17
10/15/17 1:22 pm Smokey Bear <bear.smokey...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Golden eagle over GGP Arboretum
10/15/17 12:53 pm Sam Safran <ssafranmidd...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Re: 10/15 11:38 am golden eagle over the Richmond
10/14/17 2:43 pm <david_assmann...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Fort Mason Local Interest
10/14/17 11:08 am Adam Winer <awiner...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Continuing Rock Wren, Mount Davidson
10/13/17 5:43 pm Robert Hall <bilgepump100...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Re: McCown's Longspur Crissy Field 10/11/17
10/13/17 3:52 pm Adam Winer <awiner...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Re: Golden Eagle over Mount Sutro
10/13/17 3:40 pm <kschnei1...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Bald Eagle over Noe Valley (13 Oct)
10/13/17 2:47 pm Adam Winer <awiner...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Golden Eagle over Mount Sutro
10/13/17 12:57 pm Chris Johnson <ryanjohnson77...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> Re: [SFBirds] McCown's Longspur Crissy Field 10/11/17
10/13/17 12:55 pm <kschnei1...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] McCown's Longspur - NO (so far at least, 13 Oct)
10/13/17 12:13 pm Dominik Mosur <polskatata...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Sage Thrasher at Heron's Head 10/13/17
10/12/17 4:40 pm Matthew Zlatunich <mbzlat...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> Re: [SFBirds] McCown's Longspur Crissy Field 10/11/17
10/12/17 11:06 am cdlou37 <cdlou37...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> Re: [SFBirds] Golden Gate Park/Elk Glen Lake SWAMP Sparrow 10/11/17
10/12/17 9:19 am Dominik Mosur <polskatata...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Mount Davidson 10/12/17 ROCK Wren/ air alert
10/12/17 8:17 am cdlou37 <cdlou37...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] McCowns Longspur continyes
10/11/17 10:06 pm <bunting1440...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] McCownd's Longspur
10/11/17 10:06 pm Christopher Hayward <p_t_nymph...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] McCown's Longspur Crissy Field 10/11/17
10/11/17 10:06 pm Christopher Hayward <p_t_nymph...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] McCowns Longspur
10/11/17 5:30 pm Dominik Mosur <polskatata...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Golden Gate Park/Elk Glen Lake SWAMP Sparrow 10/11/17
10/11/17 5:11 pm Christopher Hayward <p_t_nymph...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> Re: [SFBirds] McCown’s still present at Crissy Field
10/11/17 4:59 pm Bradley Voelker <bradley.voelker...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] McKeown's Longspur still present
10/11/17 2:18 pm Michael Park <dpbot...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] McCown's Longspur images
10/11/17 10:19 am Josiah Clark <josiah.clark621...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Palm Warbler presidio
10/11/17 10:03 am Rudy Wallen <arelist12...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> Re: [SFBirds] McCown’s still present at Crissy Field
10/11/17 7:47 am <david_assmann...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] McCown’s still present at Crissy Field
10/10/17 10:40 pm Bob Toleno <bob...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] McCown's Longspur still present 6:30
10/10/17 8:06 pm Joseph Morlan <jmorlan...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> Re: [SFBirds] McCown's Longspur Photos
10/10/17 7:30 pm Mark Eaton <marksffo...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> Re: [SFBirds] McCown's Longspur Photos
10/10/17 7:15 pm 'Alvaro Jaramillo' <chucao...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> RE: [SFBirds] McCown's Longspur Photos
10/10/17 6:45 pm Aaron Maizlish <aaron.maizlish...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] McCown's Longspur Photos
10/10/17 6:28 pm Peter Pyle <ppyle...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] McCown's L
10/10/17 5:41 pm Logan Kahle <logan...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> Re: [SFBirds] Longspur and Red-throated Pipit
10/10/17 4:04 pm Mark Eaton <marksffo...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> Re: [SFBirds] Longspur continues until almost noon
10/10/17 4:01 pm 'Alvaro Jaramillo' <chucao...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> RE: [SFBirds] Longspur continues until almost noon
10/10/17 3:54 pm cdlou37 <cdlou37...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> Re: [SFBirds] Longspur continues until almost noon
10/10/17 2:01 pm cdlou37 <cdlou37...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> Re: [SFBirds] Longspur continues until almost noon
10/10/17 12:52 pm Mark Eaton <marksffo...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Longspur continues until almost noon
10/10/17 12:03 pm Adam Winer <awiner...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> Re: [SFBirds] Chestnut -collared Longspur at Crissy field- Oct 9
10/10/17 12:00 pm H Cotter <chatwren...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> Re: [SFBirds] Chestnut -collared Longspur at Crissy field- Oct 9
10/10/17 8:24 am Logan Kahle <logan...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> Re: [SFBirds] Chestnut -collared Longspur at Crissy field- Oct 9
10/9/17 11:45 pm H Cotter <chatwren...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Chestnut -collared Longspur at Crissy field- Oct 9
10/9/17 9:48 pm <flix...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Say’s Phoebe and Western Meadowlarks at Fort Scott.
10/9/17 2:06 pm <david_assmann...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Clay-Colored, Brewer’s and Chipping Sparrow, Palm Warbler at Fort Mason
10/9/17 12:22 pm Brian Turner <brianturner6...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Botanical garden
10/8/17 3:31 pm <david_assmann...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Fort Mason Clay-Colored Sparrow, Palm Warbler, Tennessee Warbler
10/7/17 8:06 pm Brian Fitch <fogeggs...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Geese & Palm Warbler
10/7/17 10:19 am Dominik Mosur <polskatata...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] West Sunset Ballfields blackbirds et al 10/6/17
10/5/17 11:03 am Mike Carozza <mike.carozza...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Greater white fronted, red necked phalarope, Crissy
10/5/17 1:20 am <sfbirdwatcher...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Unusual goose at Stow Lake 10/2/2017
10/4/17 11:08 pm <paulsaraceni...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Sea- and sky-watches, 10/4/17
10/4/17 1:42 pm <david_assmann...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Fort Mason Ferruginous Hawk
10/3/17 8:13 pm Brian Fitch <fogeggs...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Sutro & Ft Miley
10/3/17 8:08 pm Josiah Clark <josiah.clark621...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Chestnut-sided and Palm Presidio
10/3/17 2:51 pm Brian Turner <brianturner6...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Blackpoll continues
10/3/17 9:17 am <david_assmann...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Blackpoll continues at Sue Bierman Park
10/2/17 9:48 pm Brian Fitch <fogeggs...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Odds & Ends from Sutro Area
10/2/17 9:33 pm <paulsaraceni...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Sea- and sky-watches, 10/2/17
10/2/17 9:08 pm Mike Carozza <mike.carozza...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Late night at Sue Bierman, Meadowlark
10/2/17 6:43 pm <david_assmann...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Highlights last three days, Fort Mason, etc.
10/2/17 6:16 pm Josiah Clark <josiah.clark621...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Varied thrush mt. Lake
10/2/17 10:20 am Mark Rauzon <mjrauz...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Blackpoll warbler cont.@Sue Bierman
10/1/17 7:54 pm H Cotter <chatwren...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Misc. sightings - 10/1- Orchard oriole and Broad -winged Hawks
10/1/17 6:46 pm <cdlou37...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Ferry Park/Sue Bierman Park - Blackpoll Warbler
10/1/17 6:41 pm Sam Safran <ssafranmidd...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Short-eared Owl (?) over Lake Merced this afternoon 10/1
10/1/17 3:03 pm Alan Hopkins <alanhopkins...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Ferruginous Hawk
10/1/17 1:52 am penelope watson <lewickileo...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] first summer green heron
9/30/17 10:03 pm <paulsaraceni...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Westside SF, 9/30/17
9/30/17 6:44 pm <jcsolisbanuel...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] SUMMER TANAGER at North Lake
9/30/17 12:49 pm <aaron.maizlish...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] A good Warbler in the West Maintenance Yard
9/30/17 8:46 am Dominik Mosur <polskatata...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Tricolored Blackbird flock in the Sunset 9/30/17
9/28/17 9:36 pm Brian Turner <brianturner6...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Western GGPark
9/28/17 6:27 pm Aaron Maizlish <aaron.maizlish...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Sora and Virginia Rail
9/27/17 9:50 pm H Cotter <chatwren...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Battery Godfrey Highlights 09-27-17: WF Geese, Broad-winged Hawk, Brewers Sparrow etc.
9/27/17 10:29 am Brian Turner <brianturner6...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Grand View Park
9/26/17 7:59 pm Dominik Mosur <polskatata...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Wind--be out early tomorrow
9/26/17 2:32 pm H Cotter <chatwren...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> Re: [SFBirds] Turkey in
9/26/17 11:50 am Brian Fitch <fogeggs...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Re: Flycatchers kobbe Upton
9/26/17 11:40 am <kschnei1...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Battery Godfrey - Summer Tanager male (26 Sep)
9/26/17 9:30 am Brian Fitch <fogeggs...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Flycatchers kobbe Upton
9/26/17 8:43 am Alan Hopkins <alanhopkins...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Turkey in
9/25/17 11:58 pm <paulsaraceni...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Battery Godfrey, 9/25/17
9/25/17 10:40 pm <bilgepump100...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Ishi the quail lives
9/25/17 6:03 pm Dominik Mosur <polskatata...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Sunset Reservoir hummingbird follow up
9/25/17 3:58 pm <birdbright...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] North and Spreckels Lakes today: continuing rarities and a White-fronted Goose.
9/25/17 3:41 pm Richard Bradus <grizzledjay...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Continuing B&W at Lafayette Park
9/25/17 12:35 pm <mike.carozza...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Lewis' Woodpecker Details from Fort Mason
9/25/17 9:50 am Mike Carozza <mike.carozza...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Lewis' Woodpecker Fort mason battery
9/24/17 7:15 pm 'Dave Weber' <dwbirdster...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] North Lake
9/24/17 6:54 pm H Cotter <chatwren...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Battery Godfrey - 9/24/17 - Vesper Sparrow
9/24/17 6:17 pm H Cotter <chatwren...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] 2017 SF Rare-bird Round Up Summary
9/24/17 4:12 pm Peter Pyle <ppyle...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Golden Eagle, Presidio
9/24/17 10:35 am Lee-Hong Chang <lhchang825...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] turkey in SF Botanical garden, GGP
9/24/17 7:52 am Dominik Mosur <polskatata...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> Re: [SFBirds] Possible Black-chinned Hummingbird @ Sunset Reservoir 9/23/17
9/24/17 7:12 am Dominik Mosur <polskatata...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Possible Black-chinned Hummingbird @ Sunset Reservoir 9/23/17
9/24/17 6:10 am <david_assmann...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Eastern Kingbird, Tennessee Warbler, Black-Headed Grosbeak
9/23/17 9:57 pm Adam Winer <awiner...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Summer Tanager near Sutro Tower
9/23/17 9:45 pm Josiah Clark <josiah.clark621...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Vesper sparrow and presidio migrants
9/23/17 9:36 pm <lorilee415...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Seeking Help with Probable Gull Hybrid
9/23/17 8:07 pm Mike Carozza <mike.carozza...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Tropical Kingbird seen at 6pm
9/23/17 5:34 pm Richard Bradus <grizzledjay...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Empid purgatory
9/23/17 4:23 pm Joseph Morlan <jmorlan...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Tropical Kingbird at North Lake
9/23/17 11:10 am Derek Heins <dlheins...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Summer tanager North Lake
9/22/17 10:28 pm 'Alvaro Jaramillo' <chucao...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Fantastic day out on the water today.
9/22/17 7:50 pm Josiah Clark <josiah.clark621...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Lobos valley this evening
9/22/17 6:34 pm <david_assmann...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Fort Mason Local Interest
9/22/17 4:19 pm Lee Guichan <guichan.lee...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Summer Tanager, North Lake, G.G.P.
9/22/17 1:13 pm <paulsaraceni...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> Re: [SFBirds] Fwd: Blackpoll Warbler continues @ Skyline Grove, 9/22/17
9/22/17 12:25 pm cdlou37 <cdlou37...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> Re: [SFBirds] Fwd: Blackpoll Warbler continues @ Skyline Grove, 9/22/17
9/22/17 10:55 am Mark Eaton <marksffo...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> Re: [SFBirds] white winged parakeet still in San Francisco?
9/22/17 10:09 am Dominik Mosur <polskatata...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> [SFBirds] Fwd: Blackpoll Warbler continues @ Skyline Grove, 9/22/17
 
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Date: 10/21/17 6:49 pm
From: 'Alvaro Jaramillo' <chucao...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [SFBirds] Evening Grosbeak - get recordings?
Brian,

But what type of Evening Grosbeak were you listening to in the Sierras?

Here is an article on the call types

http://ebird.org/content/me/news/evening-grosbeak-flight-call-types-how-much-overlap-occurs/

Up in Klamath I have recorded type 1, and type 2 in the very same spot.



Examples of the call types here

http://earbirding.com/blog/archives/1601



Alvaro

Alvaro Jaramillo

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www.alvarosadventures.com



From: <SFBirds...> [mailto:<SFBirds...>] On Behalf Of Brian Fitch <fogeggs...> [SFBirds]
Sent: Saturday, October 21, 2017 6:33 PM
Cc: SF Birds <SFBirds...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Evening Grosbeak - get recordings?





For what it's worth, I was in the eastern Sierras last weekend, west of Bridgeport, and heard multiple Evening Grosbeaks calling. The strident, downslurred pheeuw! call I heard today seemed an exact match.

Brian Fitch



On Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 2:45 PM, Ken Copen <kencopen...> <mailto:<kencopen...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> <mailto:<SFBirds-noreply...> > wrote:



Having spent the morning with him, i will say he was remarkably silent. I was surprised by how quiet he was compared to black-headed and rose-breasted's i've seen, that have always been very vocal. I was a little disappointed not to have heard his call, but at least got a few pics. From: "'Alvaro Jaramillo' <chucao...> <mailto:<chucao...> [SFBirds]" <SFBirds-noreply...> <mailto:<SFBirds-noreply...> > To: <SFBirds...> <mailto:<SFBirds...> Sent: Saturday, October 21, 2017 12:52 PM Subject: [SFBirds] Evening Grosbeak - get recordings? SF Birders If that Evening Grosbeak is being vocal, it would be cool if someone could record calls and upload to eBird and or Xenocanto. Just like Red Crossbills, Evening Grosbeaks have vocal “types.” I recall there are about 4 of them, with 3 possible in the West. The Evening Grosbeak is a little less confusing than the crossbills, as different call types have separate breeding ranges. But in the non-breeding period they can be found in the same places. I am sure there is some spot where you can download the various call types to have a reference, but don’t know that for sure offhand. Good birding, Alvaro Alvaro Jaramillo <mailto:<alvaro...> <mailto:<alvaro...> > <alvaro...> <mailto:<alvaro...> www.alvarosadventures.com <http://www.alvarosadventures.com> From: <SFBirds...> <mailto:<SFBirds...> [mailto:<SFBirds...> <mailto:<SFBirds...> ] On Behalf Of Mike Carozza <mike.carozza...> <mailto:<mike.carozza...> [SFBirds] Sent: Saturday, October 21, 2017 11:27 AM To: <SFBirds...> <mailto:<SFBirds...> Subject: [SFBirds] Evening Grosbeak and Turkey continue Grosbeak in a long needle white pine across the path and lower than the original green berry tree it was in. Pretty shy. Also a big fat turkey. Not banded. [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]







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Date: 10/21/17 6:39 pm
From: Brian Fitch <fogeggs...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Evening Grosbeak - get recordings?
For what it's worth, I was in the eastern Sierras last weekend, west of
Bridgeport, and heard multiple Evening Grosbeaks calling. The strident,
downslurred pheeuw! call I heard today seemed an exact match.

Brian Fitch

On Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 2:45 PM, Ken Copen <kencopen...> [SFBirds] <
<SFBirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Having spent the morning with him, i will say he was remarkably silent. I
> was surprised by how quiet he was compared to black-headed and
> rose-breasted's i've seen, that have always been very vocal. I was a little
> disappointed not to have heard his call, but at least got a few pics. From:
> "'Alvaro Jaramillo' <chucao...> [SFBirds]" <
> <SFBirds-noreply...> To: <SFBirds...> Sent:
> Saturday, October 21, 2017 12:52 PM Subject: [SFBirds] Evening Grosbeak -
> get recordings? SF Birders If that Evening Grosbeak is being vocal, it
> would be cool if someone could record calls and upload to eBird and or
> Xenocanto. Just like Red Crossbills, Evening Grosbeaks have vocal “types.”
> I recall there are about 4 of them, with 3 possible in the West. The
> Evening Grosbeak is a little less confusing than the crossbills, as
> different call types have separate breeding ranges. But in the non-breeding
> period they can be found in the same places. I am sure there is some spot
> where you can download the various call types to have a reference, but
> don’t know that for sure offhand. Good birding, Alvaro Alvaro Jaramillo
> <mailto:<alvaro...> <alvaro...>
> www.alvarosadventures.com From: <SFBirds...> [mailto:
> <SFBirds...>] On Behalf Of Mike Carozza <mike.carozza...>
> [SFBirds] Sent: Saturday, October 21, 2017 11:27 AM To:
> <SFBirds...> Subject: [SFBirds] Evening Grosbeak and Turkey
> continue Grosbeak in a long needle white pine across the path and lower
> than the original green berry tree it was in. Pretty shy. Also a big fat
> turkey. Not banded. [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>
>

 

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Date: 10/21/17 2:56 pm
From: Ken Copen <kencopen...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Evening Grosbeak - get recordings?
Having spent the morning with him, i will say he was remarkably silent. I was surprised by how quiet he was compared to black-headed and rose-breasted's i've seen, that have always been very vocal. I was a little disappointed not to have heard his call, but at least got a few pics. From: "'Alvaro Jaramillo' <chucao...> [SFBirds]" <SFBirds-noreply...> To: <SFBirds...> Sent: Saturday, October 21, 2017 12:52 PM Subject: [SFBirds] Evening Grosbeak - get recordings? SF Birders If that Evening Grosbeak is being vocal, it would be cool if someone could record calls and upload to eBird and or Xenocanto. Just like Red Crossbills, Evening Grosbeaks have vocal “types.” I recall there are about 4 of them, with 3 possible in the West. The Evening Grosbeak is a little less confusing than the crossbills, as different call types have separate breeding ranges. But in the non-breeding period they can be found in the same places. I am sure there is some spot where you can download the various call types to have a reference, but don’t know that for sure offhand. Good birding, Alvaro Alvaro Jaramillo <mailto:<alvaro...> <alvaro...> www.alvarosadventures.com From: <SFBirds...> [mailto:<SFBirds...>] On Behalf Of Mike Carozza <mike.carozza...> [SFBirds] Sent: Saturday, October 21, 2017 11:27 AM To: <SFBirds...> Subject: [SFBirds] Evening Grosbeak and Turkey continue Grosbeak in a long needle white pine across the path and lower than the original green berry tree it was in. Pretty shy. Also a big fat turkey. Not banded. [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


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Date: 10/21/17 2:51 pm
From: <kschnei1...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Re: Evening Grosbeak - get recordings?
Hi all,

The bird was silent when I saw it today, but apparently it has been vocalizing at times.


If anyone gets a recording (even a low quality smartphone recording may be sufficient), Aaron Haiman, a graduate student who works on Evening Grosbeak vocalizations, has been kind enough to ID the call type from recordings for me in the past. Feel free to contact me offline if anyone gets a recording.


Good birding,
Ken Schneider
Noe Valley
 

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Date: 10/21/17 12:52 pm
From: 'Alvaro Jaramillo' <chucao...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Evening Grosbeak - get recordings?
SF Birders

If that Evening Grosbeak is being vocal, it would be cool if someone could record calls and upload to eBird and or Xenocanto. Just like Red Crossbills, Evening Grosbeaks have vocal “types.” I recall there are about 4 of them, with 3 possible in the West. The Evening Grosbeak is a little less confusing than the crossbills, as different call types have separate breeding ranges. But in the non-breeding period they can be found in the same places. I am sure there is some spot where you can download the various call types to have a reference, but don’t know that for sure offhand.

Good birding,

Alvaro



Alvaro Jaramillo

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

www.alvarosadventures.com



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Sent: Saturday, October 21, 2017 11:27 AM
To: <SFBirds...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Evening Grosbeak and Turkey continue





Grosbeak in a long needle white pine across the path and lower than the original green berry tree it was in. Pretty shy. Also a big fat turkey. Not banded.





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Date: 10/21/17 12:41 pm
From: Mike Carozza <mike.carozza...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Evening Grosbeak and Turkey continue
Grosbeak in a long needle white pine across the path and lower than the
original green berry tree it was in. Pretty shy. Also a big fat turkey. Not
banded.

 

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Date: 10/21/17 12:13 pm
From: Brian Fitch <fogeggs...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Grosbeak, Etc.
The Evening Grosbeak was calling when I arrived just after opening time at
7:30 this morning. I honed in the tree but couldn't see it, and then
Calvin Lou and others came from the moon-viewing pool, and Calvin quickly
spotted the bird. It posed nicely for a few minutes on several treetops
before entering one of its favorite trees to apparently feed. This was
south of the pool and west of the large roundish lawn area in Strybing Arb.

On Thursday, I found another Palm Warbler and a spizella species in the S
windmill maintenance yard, GG Park, and my first Golden-crowned Kinglet of
the year was in Sutro Heights.

On Friday at the Corona Heights GG Audubon walk, we had 40 species,
including Common Loon, juv Cooper's Hawk, adult Sharp-shinned Hawk, flocks
of 80 and 50 Band-tailed Pigeons, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Golden-crowned
Kinglet, American Pipit, 2-3 Western Tanagers, and several flocks of Pine
Siskin. One of the highlights was watching Yellow-shafted (1), Red-shafted
and hybrid (2) Flickers together feeding in brush and perched on snags on
the northern side.

Brian Fitch

 

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Date: 10/21/17 10:10 am
From: cdlou37 <cdlou37...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Chestnut-sided Warbler at Stow Lake
Dat. Oct 21 1000am. Chestnut sided warbler continues in willows along shoreline at Stow lake.
Calvin LouSF


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-------- Original message --------From: "<lswanson...> [SFBirds]" <SFBirds-noreply...> Date: 10/20/17 11:09 AM (GMT-08:00) To: <SFBirds...> Subject: [SFBirds] Chestnut-sided Warbler at Stow Lake

 









There was a Chestnut-sided Warbler foraging on the southeast edge of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park at 10:15 am this morning, on both sides of the path around the lake. The location is near the area where mallards gather below trees and branches extending into the lake.

Linda Swanson










 

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Date: 10/21/17 8:04 am
From: cdlou37 <cdlou37...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Male Evening Grosbeak in arbo
Saturday. Oct 21. 800am.The evening grosbeak is still here.
Calvin LouSF


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-------- Original message --------From: "Rudy Wallen <arelist12...> [SFBirds]" <SFBirds-noreply...> Date: 10/20/17 2:08 PM (GMT-08:00) To: <SFBirds...> Subject: [SFBirds] Male Evening Grosbeak in arbo

 









Above moon viewing. Coordinates in a minute. Photos. Munching on cones. 









 

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Date: 10/20/17 4:58 pm
From: Rudy Wallen <arelist12...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Fwd: Male Evening Grosbeak in arbo
Sorry. Last one went to me. Annoying default.

via Cher Ami

Begin forwarded message:

*From:* "<arelist12...> [SFBirds]" <SFBirds-noreply...>
*Date:* October 20, 2017 at 2:17:48 PM PDT


*To:* <arelist12...>
*Subject:* *Re: Male Evening Grosbeak in arbo*
*Reply-To:* <arelist12...>

Stand here on a wood chip path Dropped Pin
near SE Asia Path, San Francisco, CA 94122
https://goo.gl/maps/3sEmjDnRGfJ2
Look east across path at top of Caucasain Pine. Or N (left at the top of a
Pinus Wallachiana (many pendant cones, label near small pump house). Bird
was foraging on cones.
Cheers

Rudy
SF

 

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Date: 10/20/17 4:29 pm
From: Rudy Wallen <arelist12...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Male Evening Grosbeak in arbo
But hanging out in the open on snag of said tree, plucking berries

via Cher Ami

On Oct 20, 2017, at 3:22 PM, Adam Winer <awiner...> wrote:

Currently feeding on fruits in a Photina bodinieri. (There's a sign, what
the heck do I know.)

On Fri, Oct 20, 2017, 15:07 Adam Winer <awiner...> wrote:

Still present!
>
> https://goo.gl/maps/vPkJXLQhDFT2
>

 

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Date: 10/20/17 3:52 pm
From: Matthew Zlatunich <mbzlat...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Male Evening Grosbeak in arbo
Also, a Turkey seen un the immediate area.

Matt Zlatunich



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> On Oct 20, 2017, at 3:22 PM, Adam Winer <awiner...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Currently feeding on fruits in a Photina bodinieri. (There's a sign, what the heck do I know.)
>
>
>> On Fri, Oct 20, 2017, 15:07 Adam Winer <awiner...> wrote:
>> Still present!
>>
>> https://goo.gl/maps/vPkJXLQhDFT2
>>
>> Thanks, Rudy!
>>
>>> On Fri, Oct 20, 2017, 14:10 Rudy Wallen <arelist12...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> Above moon viewing. Coordinates in a minute. Photos. Munching on cones.
>
>

 

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Date: 10/20/17 3:31 pm
From: Adam Winer <awiner...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Male Evening Grosbeak in arbo
Currently feeding on fruits in a Photina bodinieri. (There's a sign, what
the heck do I know.)

On Fri, Oct 20, 2017, 15:07 Adam Winer <awiner...> wrote:

> Still present!
>
> https://goo.gl/maps/vPkJXLQhDFT2
>
> Thanks, Rudy!
>
> On Fri, Oct 20, 2017, 14:10 Rudy Wallen <arelist12...> [SFBirds] <
> <SFBirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> Above moon viewing. Coordinates in a minute. Photos. Munching on cones.
>>
>>
>>
>

 

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Date: 10/20/17 3:07 pm
From: Adam Winer <awiner...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Male Evening Grosbeak in arbo
Still present!

https://goo.gl/maps/vPkJXLQhDFT2

Thanks, Rudy!

On Fri, Oct 20, 2017, 14:10 Rudy Wallen <arelist12...> [SFBirds] <
<SFBirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Above moon viewing. Coordinates in a minute. Photos. Munching on cones.
>
>
>

 

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Date: 10/20/17 2:50 pm
From: Glen Tepke <g.tepke...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Re: Game birds (was Sue Bierman Park 10/20/17)
Based on Jack's report of a recent release and mortality, it seems unlikely that the quail in Sue Bierman Park today were the same birds reported in June.

I wonder what motivates people to release quail and other exotic birds. Trying to get a population established for hunting seems unlikely in an SF city park. Unwanted pets? Animal rights activists liberating birds from markets where they are sold for human consumption? Some sort of religious ceremony?

Sorry if this is getting too far off-topic for the list.

Glen Tepke

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To: "Jack Hayden" <jellsworthhayden...>
Cc: "Glen Tepke" <g.tepke...>, "SFBirds" <SFBirds...>
Sent: Friday, October 20, 2017 2:20:58 PM
Subject: Game birds (was Sue Bierman Park 10/20/17)

Sounds like you've discovered a game bird release point.

Other popular ones over the years have been North and Stow Lakes in GGP, as well as Lake Merced at Sunset Circle, Harding/Boathouse and Concrete Bridge/Penguin statue.

Some years ago, a flock of ~20 Chukars appeared at the Penguin. The flock was steadily whittled down by predators until only scattered feathers remained after a few weeks.

On a possibly related note.

I've noted dead/gutted/mutilated fowl (mostly large chickens) at several sites around Lake Merced in the past 6-8 weeks. One appeared to be an "arrangement" of organs/head onside a hollowed out carcass. It was near the steep trail from the pull-up bars to the wooden bridge at Sunset Circle. I might still have the photo on my phone if anyone is really interested.

Dominik Mosur
San Francisco

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On Oct 20, 2017, at 13:39, Jack Hayden <jellsworthhayden...> [SFBirds] < <SFBirds-noreply...> > wrote:







Glen,

I was in the park last month birding and I saw two people around a shoulder bag on the ground. As I approached them they grabbed the bag and lingered around a bit when a movement caught my attention in the nearby greenery. It was a very docile common quail, so docile that I picked it up with no trouble. The two men had walked away by that point and I set the creature down and birded some more. As I left the park I noted another common quail, this time roadkill in the intersection.

The best bird on that particular day was a female Nuttall's Woodpecker.

Jack Hayden
Albany, CA

On Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 12:46 PM, Glen Tepke <g.tepke...> [SFBirds] < <SFBirds-noreply...> > wrote:

<blockquote>




Highlights of a mid-morning visit to Sue Bierman Park were a tan-striped White-throated Sparrow, one or two Black-throated Gray Warblers, and two Coturnix quails, probably Common Quail (C. coturnix). An Old World species commonly kept in captivity, so almost certainly escaped or released birds. There was an exchange on this list on June 20 about a report of two juvenile California Quail in the park that apparently were misidentified Common Quail. I wonder if today's birds were the same individuals reported on June 20. That would be interesting, given that the life-expectancy for most escapees is rather short. I have cell phone photos of the quail if anyone is interested.

Good birding.

Glen Tepke
Oakland












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Date: 10/20/17 2:21 pm
From: Dominik Mosur <polskatata...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Game birds (was Sue Bierman Park 10/20/17)
Sounds like you've discovered a game bird release point.

Other popular ones over the years have been North and Stow Lakes in GGP, as well as Lake Merced at Sunset Circle, Harding/Boathouse and Concrete Bridge/Penguin statue.

Some years ago, a flock of ~20 Chukars appeared at the Penguin. The flock was steadily whittled down by predators until only scattered feathers remained after a few weeks.

On a possibly related note.

I've noted dead/gutted/mutilated fowl (mostly large chickens) at several sites around Lake Merced in the past 6-8 weeks. One appeared to be an "arrangement" of organs/head onside a hollowed out carcass. It was near the steep trail from the pull-up bars to the wooden bridge at Sunset Circle. I might still have the photo on my phone if anyone is really interested.

Dominik Mosur
San Francisco

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 20, 2017, at 13:39, Jack Hayden <jellsworthhayden...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Glen,
>
> I was in the park last month birding and I saw two people around a shoulder bag on the ground. As I approached them they grabbed the bag and lingered around a bit when a movement caught my attention in the nearby greenery. It was a very docile common quail, so docile that I picked it up with no trouble.. The two men had walked away by that point and I set the creature down and birded some more. As I left the park I noted another common quail, this time roadkill in the intersection.
>
> The best bird on that particular day was a female Nuttall's Woodpecker.
>
> Jack Hayden
> Albany, CA
>
>> On Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 12:46 PM, Glen Tepke <g.tepke...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>> Highlights of a mid-morning visit to Sue Bierman Park were a tan-striped White-throated Sparrow, one or two Black-throated Gray Warblers, and two Coturnix quails, probably Common Quail (C. coturnix). An Old World species commonly kept in captivity, so almost certainly escaped or released birds. There was an exchange on this list on June 20 about a report of two juvenile California Quail in the park that apparently were misidentified Common Quail. I wonder if today's birds were the same individuals reported on June 20. That would be interesting, given that the life-expectancy for most escapees is rather short. I have cell phone photos of the quail if anyone is interested.
>>
>> Good birding.
>>
>> Glen Tepke
>> Oakland
>
>

 

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Date: 10/20/17 2:18 pm
From: Loretta <lchen89...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Sue Bierman Park 10/20
Hey Folks,
As a side note, Peninsula Humane Society and probably SF SPCA and Animal Control will take abandoned exotics, care for them as possible, and put them up for adoption. So if you have one in hand, you might consider dropping them off and saving them from a sad fate.
I believe (but haven't confirmed) that Animal Control might come get them as well, if gettable, if they're not too busy...
Thanks,
Loretta


From: "Jack Hayden <jellsworthhayden...> [SFBirds]" <SFBirds-noreply...>
To: Glen Tepke <g.tepke...>
Cc: SFBirds <SFBirds...>
Sent: Friday, October 20, 2017 1:40 PM
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Sue Bierman Park 10/20

  Glen,


I was in the park last month birding and I saw two people around a shoulder bag on the ground. As I approached them they grabbed the bag and lingered around a bit when a movement caught my attention in the nearby greenery. It was a very docile common quail, so docile that I picked it up with no trouble. The two men had walked away by that point and I set the creature down and birded some more. As I left the park I noted another common quail, this time roadkill in the intersection.


The best bird on that particular day was a female Nuttall's Woodpecker.


Jack Hayden
Albany, CA


On Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 12:46 PM, Glen Tepke <g.tepke...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> wrote:


  Highlights of a mid-morning visit to Sue Bierman Park were a tan-striped White-throated Sparrow, one or two Black-throated Gray Warblers, and two Coturnix quails, probably Common Quail (C. coturnix).  An Old World species commonly kept in captivity, so almost certainly escaped or released birds.  There was an exchange on this list on June 20 about a report of two juvenile California Quail in the park that apparently were misidentified Common Quail.  I wonder if today's birds were the same individuals reported on June 20.  That would be interesting, given that the life-expectancy for most escapees is rather short.  I have cell phone photos of the quail if anyone is interested.
Good birding.
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Date: 10/20/17 2:08 pm
From: Rudy Wallen <arelist12...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Male Evening Grosbeak in arbo
Above moon viewing. Coordinates in a minute. Photos. Munching on cones.

 

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Date: 10/20/17 2:00 pm
From: <david_assmann...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Fort Mason Clay-Colored Sparrow
I'm now convinced that there are actually two CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS at Fort Mason. One has been hanging around with a continuing CHIPPING SPARROW, and the other is by itself, although all three birds loosely associate with the mixed flock of WHITE-CROWNED, GOLDEN-CROWNED and FOX SPARROWS. Last night brought in an influx of HERMIT THRUSHES - there were at least seven at Fort Mason this morning. Warblers of note included a COMMON YELLOWTHROAT above Aquatic Park, a BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER in the garden, a YELLOW WARBLER in the Battery and at least three ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS (garden, Battery, and near Aquatic Park). A PEREGRINE FALCON flew over Aquatic Park. There were two WANDERING TATTLERS on the abandoned pier at high tide. A RED-THROATED LOON was offshore.


 

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Date: 10/20/17 1:59 pm
From: Adam Winer <awiner...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Sue Bierman Park 10/20
For what it's worth, I had a single Coturnix at Sue Bierman back on April
11, 2017.

-- Adam Winer

On Fri, Oct 20, 2017, 12:46 Glen Tepke <g.tepke...> [SFBirds] <
<SFBirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Highlights of a mid-morning visit to Sue Bierman Park were a tan-striped
> White-throated Sparrow, one or two Black-throated Gray Warblers, and two
> Coturnix quails, probably Common Quail (C. coturnix). An Old World species
> commonly kept in captivity, so almost certainly escaped or released birds.
> There was an exchange on this list on June 20 about a report of two
> juvenile California Quail in the park that apparently were misidentified
> Common Quail. I wonder if today's birds were the same individuals reported
> on June 20. That would be interesting, given that the life-expectancy for
> most escapees is rather short. I have cell phone photos of the quail if
> anyone is interested.
>
> Good birding.
>
> Glen Tepke
> Oakland
>
>

 

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Date: 10/20/17 1:39 pm
From: Jack Hayden <jellsworthhayden...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Sue Bierman Park 10/20
Glen,

I was in the park last month birding and I saw two people around a shoulder
bag on the ground. As I approached them they grabbed the bag and lingered
around a bit when a movement caught my attention in the nearby greenery. It
was a very docile common quail, so docile that I picked it up with no
trouble. The two men had walked away by that point and I set the creature
down and birded some more. As I left the park I noted another common quail,
this time roadkill in the intersection.

The best bird on that particular day was a female Nuttall's Woodpecker.

Jack Hayden
Albany, CA

On Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 12:46 PM, Glen Tepke <g.tepke...> [SFBirds] <
<SFBirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Highlights of a mid-morning visit to Sue Bierman Park were a tan-striped
> White-throated Sparrow, one or two Black-throated Gray Warblers, and two
> Coturnix quails, probably Common Quail (C. coturnix). An Old World species
> commonly kept in captivity, so almost certainly escaped or released birds.
> There was an exchange on this list on June 20 about a report of two
> juvenile California Quail in the park that apparently were misidentified
> Common Quail. I wonder if today's birds were the same individuals reported
> on June 20. That would be interesting, given that the life-expectancy for
> most escapees is rather short. I have cell phone photos of the quail if
> anyone is interested.
>
> Good birding.
>
> Glen Tepke
> Oakland
>
>
>

 

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Date: 10/20/17 12:46 pm
From: Glen Tepke <g.tepke...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Sue Bierman Park 10/20
Highlights of a mid-morning visit to Sue Bierman Park were a tan-striped White-throated Sparrow, one or two Black-throated Gray Warblers, and two Coturnix quails, probably Common Quail (C. coturnix). An Old World species commonly kept in captivity, so almost certainly escaped or released birds. There was an exchange on this list on June 20 about a report of two juvenile California Quail in the park that apparently were misidentified Common Quail. I wonder if today's birds were the same individuals reported on June 20. That would be interesting, given that the life-expectancy for most escapees is rather short. I have cell phone photos of the quail if anyone is interested.

Good birding.

Glen Tepke
Oakland

 

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Date: 10/20/17 11:10 am
From: <lswanson...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Chestnut-sided Warbler at Stow Lake
There was a Chestnut-sided Warbler foraging on the southeast edge of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park at 10:15 am this morning, on both sides of the path around the lake. The location is near the area where mallards gather below trees and branches extending into the lake.

Linda Swanson


 

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Date: 10/19/17 9:17 pm
From: <flix...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Presidio -- Varied Thrush
While walking through the Presidio Cemetery with a friend we observed a very striking looking VARIED THRUSH by the west wall feeding on Toyon berries. Other species included: Yellow, Townsend and Yellow-rumped Warblers, Northern Flicker, Say's Phoebe and Hermit Thrushes.
Good Birding,
Felix Rigau
 

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Date: 10/19/17 5:06 pm
From: <david_assmann...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Fort Mason Local Interest Clay Colored Sparrow
There wasn't a lot of migrant activity at Fort Mason this morning. The CLAY-COLORED and CHIPPING SPARROWS continued north of the garden, and I saw a SAVANNAH SPARROW on Pope Street. Four WESTERN BLUEBIRDS were in front of the headquarters and a WESTERN MEADOWLARK was in the residential area closest to Bay Street. A YELLOW WARBLER was in the Battery, and two WANDERING TATTLERS were on the abandoned pier. Just like last year, one of the FOX SPARROWS in the garden has a white wing feather. A RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH was in the garden.


 

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Date: 10/19/17 12:56 pm
From: Richard Bradus <grizzledjay...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Re: Continuing Lark Sparrow - got ahead of myself
Oops -
Should be today - Thursday - Oct. 19.
Really looking forward to the rain I guess!
Richard Bradus
 

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Date: 10/19/17 12:52 pm
From: Richard Bradus <grizzledjay...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Continuing Lark Sparrow GGP
Hi All
Just wanted to let everyone know that the Lark Sparrow first reported I think by Rudyard Wallen on Oct. 16 near the handball courts across from the rear of the CA Academy of Sciences (Big Rec ball fields) is still there.  From around 11 - 11:30 am (today Fri. Oct. 19) it was foraging in loose association with a couple of Chipping Sparrows on the lawns toward the ball fields. Big mixed Zonotrichia flock as well. Patience required, as all were repeatedly scattered by passers-by and/or their dogs.
Also of local interest, a continuing small flock of Cowbirds and working the fields were two Black and one Say's Phoebes and a couple of Meadowlarks, watched over by a Red-tailed Hawk.
Hoping for rain!
Richard BradusSan Francisco
 

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Date: 10/18/17 6:52 pm
From: <david_assmann...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Fort Mason - Clay-Colored Sparrow, Black-Headed Grosbeak, Bullock's Oriole
A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was hanging out with the one remaining CHIPPING SPARROW north of the garden this morning. There may have been a second CLAY-COLORED SPARROW - I saw one that looked slightly different, but never saw both at the same time. A SAVANNAH SPARROW was the only other migrating sparrow. At least five WESTERN TANAGERS moved through the Battery. The young male BULLOCK'S ORIOLE continues in the Battery, and a very late migrating BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK showed up around 9.


 

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Date: 10/18/17 2:06 pm
From: 'M. Bruce Grosjean' <mbgsf...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Hermit Thrush (2 pictures)
Hermit Thrush, another San Francisco winter visitor, seems to be visiting my backyard water dish several times a day now. Just east of McLaren Park.

https://goo.gl/dV9GV7
(click on thumbnail for 2 larger images)

Bruce Grosjean
San Francisco




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Date: 10/17/17 2:35 pm
From: Richard Bradus <grizzledjay...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Wind shift
Interesting change as I wandered through Lafayette Park this noon hour (Oct. 17). As the wind began to shift around from the north to the southwest there was an immediate raptor response. First an immature Red-tail flew over to the west (heading south), then (at around 12:45pm) there was a flurry of activity to the east as a kettle of one adult and three immature Red-tails circled over the downtown area and another immature rose a bit further north, with all gradually making their way south. Thank the westerlies, important for migration; I'm sure those hawks were as eager to flee the fire area as we are to see the air beginning to clear.
May be worth keeping an eye to the skies the rest of the afternoon for additional raptors.
Belatedly, I was able to get a view (on my third try) of the Swamp Sparrow at Elk Glen Lake yesterday afternoon (Oct. 16 around 5pm). It uncharacteristically flew up from the dense lakeside vegetation to perch for a minute or so in a small willow, joined by a Lincoln's Sparrow. Two Melospiza sp. together - how about that! They both soon took off into the dense cover of the shrubs around the area of the large dead tree trunk and I never re-found them. There is also a very tame Great Blue Heron here (south shore) that walks right by people on the paths - even looked like it was trying to walk across MLK Jr. Drive at one point!
Thanks to all for spotting all those rare visitors for us to admire. 
Richard BradusSan Francisco

 

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Date: 10/17/17 1:47 pm
From: Brian Turner <brianturner6...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Sue Bierman
Active flock at Sue Bierman/Ferry Park, esp on the west hill. Highlights
over lunch were Nashville Warbler and continuing White-throated Sparrow.

 

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Date: 10/17/17 1:03 pm
From: <robbo50...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Greater White-fronted Geese at the Polo Fields
There was a flock of eleven Greater White-fronted Geese at the Polo Fields in Golden Gate Park around eight this morning. The largest group in SF that I can recall.

Rob Cullison


 

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Date: 10/17/17 12:44 pm
From: Adam Winer <awiner...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Sue Bierman/Ferry Park Oct. 17
I spent an hour at Sue Bierman Park this morning, joined for a bit by David
Assmann. Nothing particularly rare, but it was birdy and deserves some
follow-up. Highlights for me:

1 White-throated Sparrow at the southwest corner of the park.
1 Golden-crowned Kinglet, foraging on the ground, also at the
southwest corner of the park.
1 Red-breasted Sapsucker
2 Black-throated Gray Warblers

-- Adam Winer
SF, CA

 

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Date: 10/17/17 11:27 am
From: Josiah Clark <josiah.clark621...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Bird refugees and presidio this am
Over 200 Mourning Doves have moved into the battery caulfield rd area. Those numbers used to be regular back in the 80's and early 90's here but I suspect this influx is due to the fires.
Also sparrow numbers there continue to grow with over 100 at presidio hills alone and at least that many in nearby flocks. Five sparrow species included 2 Lincoln's The local additionally a Spotted Towhee was present in the flock.
Perhaps 10 red crossbills were jipping away from the Pines and red breasted nuthatches are everywhere.
A black-throated grey Warbler At mt lake was the only species I had that wouldn't be expected on a CBC, suggesting to me the 4th quarter of real migration is nearly over.
In the back yard activity around the fountain and feeders has gone way up, especially hummingbirds the last few days. If there were ever a year feeding birds might help them, it might just be now. I have to imagine there lots of bird refugees around, with so many having been driven out of their usual wintering areas.


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Date: 10/16/17 11:23 pm
From: Dominik Mosur <polskatata...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Fort Funston Palm Warbler 10/16/17 and other Recent sightings
At midday in Skyline Grove at the north end of Fort Funston I encountered a PALM Warbler associated with a flock of Yellow-rumped and Townsend's Warblers.. This is at the same spot where a Blackpoll was seen in the fourth week of September, near some cypress trees with rusty fungal growth on their trunks.

A dead American Coot was on the shoulder of Skyline/HWY 35 across from the entrance to Fort Funston. Approximately a week ago a dead Barn Owl was observed in the same location.

Yesterday, 10/15, despite feeling under the weather I stepped outside for a bit to try to get in on the raptor movement being reported in the favorable weather conditions. No eagles over the Outer Sunset; but a northbound Northern Harrier around 2 p.m. was fun to see as it flew low, just barely clearing the cross atop Holy Name church at 40th and Lawton.

On Saturday 10/14, two ROCK WRENS were observed simultaneously about 30 meters apart on the steep, rocky trail along the east flank of Mt. Davidson. At least (2) presumed non-local Red Crossbills flew over, giving higher pitched flight calls than the variety typically encountered in the coastal Bay Area.

Monday, 10/9, (2) White-throated Sparrows were seen at opposite ends of Lake Merced. The first was along Vista Grande Canal, the second at Sunset Circle..

Dominik Mosur
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Date: 10/16/17 8:55 pm
From: 'M. Bruce Grosjean' <mbgsf...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Red-breasted Nuthatch (picture)
I was delighted to have a very brief encounter today with this Red-breasted Nuthatch at my backyard water dish - just east of McLaren Park. Maybe we’ll see more this year.

https://goo.gl/Nbjvvy
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Date: 10/16/17 5:40 pm
From: <cdlou37...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Fort Mason- Monday Oct 16- Continuing Birds
Monday Oct 16, 2017

Today, the (3) CHIPPING SPARROW and CLAY-COLORED SPARROW were on the lawn on Pope Road near the Hostelling International. They would sit in the bare trees on the north border
of the garden. A LARK SPARROW was seen on the west side as well as the east side,
before it flew north. A WARBLING VIREO was working the apple tree on the north side of
community garden. The BULLOCK'S ORIOLE was seen in the upper battery area.

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Date: 10/16/17 10:18 am
From: Mark Eaton <marksffo...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Rock Wren at Sutro Baths
Louis’…

Great find David!

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> On Oct 16, 2017, at 10:11, <david_assmann...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> On hillside west of Lou’s
>
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> Posted by: <david_assmann...>
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Date: 10/16/17 10:12 am
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Subject: [SFBirds] Rock Wren at Sutro Baths
On hillside west of Lou’s

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Date: 10/15/17 10:03 pm
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Subject: [SFBirds] Battery Godfrey, 10/15/17
This morning (Sunday, 10/15, 6:45 AM -12:45 PM), a number of us were up on Battery Godfrey for a skywatch on a sunny morning with steady (occasionally gusty) E winds. There was very little evident smoke haze from the North Bay fires during the watch. The group included Ken S., Hugh C., Sam S. and me for much or all of the time, joined by Bruce M. and Holly for part of the time.

We had a nice, varied flight with 75+ species.

Observations of local interest:

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE 6 (1 flock flew E from Pt. Bonita to over the GG Bridge and the Bay)
Cackling Goose 5 (1 flock; appeared to be "Aleutians"; flew NE toward the Battery then turned E over the Bay)
Canada Goose 15 (1 flock)
N. Pintail 20 (15/5 flying E)
Teal sp. 2 (likely Green-winged; flew NE low over the Battery shortly before sunrise)
Greater Scaup 6 (4/2 flying E)
Surf Scoter 80+
Common Loon 3 (high-flying individuals)
W. Grebe 5
Clark's Grebe 1
Brown Pelican 230+
Turkey Vulture 14
GOLDEN EAGLE 2 imm. (Each was in similar plumage and spotted first by Hugh. We observed the first at ~8:30 in Marin airspace over Hawk Hill before it disappeared to the N. The second was spotted off to the S over the Outer Richmond neighborhood at ~11:40. We observed it for approx. 20 minutes as it slowly headed NW out over the ocean and Mile Rock and N over Pt. Bonita and into Marin.)
N. Harrier 1 (observed out near Pt. Bonita)
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4
Cooper's Hawk 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Red-tailed Hawk 9
Black Oystercatcher 3
Long-billed Curlew 3
Surfbird 2
Dunlin 45 (2 flocks)
Parasitic Jaeger 7 (1/2/2/1/1 -- high-flying birds, some of which flew E over the GG Bridge)
Com. Murre 3
BONAPARTE'S GULL 19 (1 flock flew E into the Bay)
Mew Gull 1 ad.
Herring Gull 4 ad.
"Thayer's" Iceland Gull 1 ad.
Glaucous-winged Gull 2 ad.
Elegant Tern 12
SHORT-EARED OWL 1 (Observed by a few of us at a distance to the S over the Outer Richmond neighborhood at ~11:35. Short-tailed. Circled high with floppy, Harrier-like flight before being chased by a Raven.)
Mourning Dove 2
Band-tailed Pigeon 320+ (multiple flocks)
Acorn Woodpecker 1-2 (1 observed flying N towards the GG Bridge; 10 minutes later the same or a different individual flew SE)
N. Flicker 9 (including 1 apparent intergrade with a red malar and yellowish underwings)
Peregrine Falcon 2-3
Say's Phoebe 1 (continuing)
Steller's Jay 1
Tree Swallow 1
Violet-green Swallow 7
Barn Swallow 1 (late-ish; flying W over GG Channel with a Tree Swallow)
Red.-br. Nuthatch 2-3
House Wren 2 (continuing)
Bewick's Wren 1 (continuing)
Golden-cr. Kinglet 1 (heard)
Ruby-cr. Kinglet 3
Wrentit 1 (heard)
W. Bluebird 9 (5/4)
Am. Robin (flying N)
Varied Thrush 18 (flying N)
Am. Pipit 35 (multiple flocks)
Yellow-rumped Warbler 30+
Black-thr. Gray Warbler 1
Townsend's Warbler 2
Savannah Sparrow 1
Lincoln's Sparrow 1-2
W. Meadowlark 15 (8/5/2 flying N)
Purple Finch 8 (calling flyovers)
Pine Siskin 30+ (multiple flyover flocks)
Lesser Goldfinch 6 (calling flyovers)
Am. Goldfinch 4 (calling flyovers)

Also:
Humpback Whale 1
Harbor Porpoise 8-10
California Vole 4 (recently became very evident on the Battery)
Butterflies: Cabbage White 1, Orange Sulphur 1, California Tortoiseshell 1, Red Admiral 1, West Coast Painted Lady 1, California Sister 1 (rare in SF), Monarch 4
Dragonflies: Com. Green Darner 1, Blue-eyed Darner 2, Variegated Meadowhawk 1

Paul Saraceni
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Date: 10/15/17 8:59 pm
From: <david_assmann...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Fort Mason - Orchard Oriole, Clay-Colored Sparrows etc.
The 30+ participants in today's Golden Gate Audubon walk at Fort Mason collectively saw more than 50 species of birds. The day started with a bonanza of spizella sparrows in the garden - at least seven different CHIPPING SPARROWS and one or more CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS. Nine species of sparrows were seen during the walk, including the first fall sighting of a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW in the garden. A female ORCHARD ORIOLE was in the garden, and a late migrating young male BULLOCK'S ORIOLE was in the Battery. Five warbler species, including two BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLERS. A WANDERING TATTLER was on the abandoned pier. A GOLDEN CROWNED KINGLET was on the east side of the garden. There were four or five WESTERN BLUEBIRDS near the garden, and we had repeated close encounters with a RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER (in a cabbage palm six feet in front of observers). Two WESTERN MEADOWLARKS were perched on top of the visitor center.


 

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Date: 10/15/17 4:08 pm
From: Josiah Clark <josiah.clark621...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Presidio Wt sparrow, red crossbill, morphna song sparrow
During a 4-5 mile walk around the presidio with Mike Coroza we had a migrant Morphna or "rusty" song sparrow. It was by the playground at the across from the top of the golf course maintence rd. Two golden-cr kinglets were across the st near pines along the golf course. 5 cackling geese flew over the presidio cemetary where we had 3 varied thrush and our only yellow Warbler for the day.
Also a local type red crossbill at Presidio Hills and a wt sparrow at rob hill campground.


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Date: 10/15/17 2:55 pm
From: cdlou37 <cdlou37...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Golden Gate Park/Elk Glen Lake SWAMP Sparrow 10/11/17
Sunday. 1450pm. The Swamp Sparrow continues at Elk Glen Lake in GBP. .
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The Swamp Sparrow continues at the area described by Dominik at Elk Glen Lake in Golden Gate Park. Seen by several birders.
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A SWAMP Sparrow is associating with Crowned/Song Sparrows at the NE part of Elk Glen. It was observed near the "Coach Lou Vasquez" memorial bench, a coffee berry bush and old stump of a Monterey Pine that was taken down a few years ago.



A singing Marsh Wren in the Tules was also a good bird for Golden Gate Park.



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Date: 10/15/17 1:22 pm
From: Smokey Bear <bear.smokey...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Golden eagle over GGP Arboretum
Right now, circling. 1:11 pm.


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Date: 10/15/17 12:53 pm
From: Sam Safran <ssafranmidd...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Re: 10/15 11:38 am golden eagle over the Richmond
...and it's off north towards Pt Bonita. Possible owl over the Richmond too though, so keep your eyes up.

> On Oct 15, 2017, at 11:39 AM, Sam Safran <ssafranmidd...> wrote:
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> Group of us watching from Godfrey now...


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Date: 10/14/17 2:43 pm
From: <david_assmann...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Fort Mason Local Interest
Nothing rare, but a good diversity of birds were active at Fort Mason this morning. Four CHIPPING SPARROWS were in with a WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW flock north of the Community Garden. Six warbler species, including a NASHVILLE WARBLER in front of the garden, an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER in the garden, a YELLOW WARBLER in the Battery, and a BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER along the steps leading down to Aquatic Park. Two WANDERING TATTLERS were on the abandoned pier. A VARIED THRUSH and a SPOTTED TOWHEE were on the lower level of the Battery. A RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH was in the Battery and another was on the north fence of the garden. Four WESTERN MEADOWLARKS were foraging around the chapel.


 

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Date: 10/14/17 11:08 am
From: Adam Winer <awiner...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Continuing Rock Wren, Mount Davidson
This morning, Dominik clued me into the continuing ROCK WREN; I caught up
with it on the lower trail at the eastern edge of the park. He told me
there are two! I'll let him share that.

Other interesting birds included 7 Varied Thrushes, some singing (or
perhaps it's a long call? I'm not familiar with the full range of
vocalizations), and 150 Band-tailed Pigeons (including a flock of 70) all
headed south.

-- Adam Winer
SF, CA

 

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Date: 10/13/17 5:43 pm
From: Robert Hall <bilgepump100...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Re: McCown's Longspur Crissy Field 10/11/17
No-go this afternoon. I searched the field from 2pm-3:30 with no luck. There were 12 meadowlarks and one pipit.

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Date: 10/13/17 3:52 pm
From: Adam Winer <awiner...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Re: Golden Eagle over Mount Sutro
FYI, this was an adult Golden Eagle, classic plumage.

Another birder (I'll let them post their own findings) saw an immature Bald
Eagle just afterwards - definitely a different bird. So both eagles in SF
airspace at the same time.

On Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 2:47 PM Adam Winer <awiner...> wrote:

> Circling slowly south, now. Being harassed by four ravens and a
> Red-tailed Hawk.
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Date: 10/13/17 3:40 pm
From: <kschnei1...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Bald Eagle over Noe Valley (13 Oct)
As soon as I saw Adam's post, I rushed to our balcony and spotted an immature BALD EAGLE circling high over Noe Valley! I've communicated with Adam and we clearly had two different eagles (!) - his was an adult Golden - so two eagles seen over the city in the space of about ten minutes!

My photos of the Bald Eagle are here:


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39903926 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39903926



Good birding!


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Date: 10/13/17 2:47 pm
From: Adam Winer <awiner...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Golden Eagle over Mount Sutro
Circling slowly south, now. Being harassed by four ravens and a
Red-tailed Hawk.

-- Adam

 

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Date: 10/13/17 12:57 pm
From: Chris Johnson <ryanjohnson77...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] McCown's Longspur Crissy Field 10/11/17
Has anyone tried for the Longspur today? The last report showing up for me is from 4:30 pm on Thursday.


Chris Johnson

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Subject: Re: [SFBirds] McCown's Longspur Crissy Field 10/11/17



Still present, same location, Thursday, 4:30pm.

Matt & JoAnn Zlatunich


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On Oct 11, 2017, at 9:29 PM, Christopher Hayward <p_t_nymph...><mailto:<p_t_nymph...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...><mailto:<SFBirds-noreply...>> wrote:



Hi Folks,


Just wanted to clarify the location of the McCown's Longspur from this afternoon, the bird was seen by several observers about 50 to 75 yards east of the steps that lead down to the trail on the north side of the field. As mentioned by others the bird was very confiding allowing for close observation and good photo ops. It was feeding constantly for the 30 minutes or so I observed it and was still there when I left around 5.15.

Congrats to Hugh for this super find.


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Date: 10/13/17 12:55 pm
From: <kschnei1...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] McCown's Longspur - NO (so far at least, 13 Oct)
Hi all,


Just a quick negative report - I only tried for about an hour, but it appears that 5-10 birders have been looking for much of the morning, and the bird has NOT yet been found. Hopefully someone will re-find it this afternoon...


Good birding,
Ken Schneider
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Date: 10/13/17 12:13 pm
From: Dominik Mosur <polskatata...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Sage Thrasher at Heron's Head 10/13/17
Fide Kevin Liberg, via eBird.

DM

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Date: 10/12/17 4:40 pm
From: Matthew Zlatunich <mbzlat...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] McCown's Longspur Crissy Field 10/11/17
Still present, same location, Thursday, 4:30pm.

Matt & JoAnn Zlatunich


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> On Oct 11, 2017, at 9:29 PM, Christopher Hayward <p_t_nymph...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> wrote:
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> Hi Folks,
>
>
> Just wanted to clarify the location of the McCown's Longspur from this afternoon, the bird was seen by several observers about 50 to 75 yards east of the steps that lead down to the trail on the north side of the field. As mentioned by others the bird was very confiding allowing for close observation and good photo ops. It was feeding constantly for the 30 minutes or so I observed it and was still there when I left around 5.15.
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> Congrats to Hugh for this super find.
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Date: 10/12/17 11:06 am
From: cdlou37 <cdlou37...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Golden Gate Park/Elk Glen Lake SWAMP Sparrow 10/11/17
The Swamp Sparrow continues at the area described by Dominik at Elk Glen Lake in Golden Gate Park. Seen by several birders.
Calvin LouSF


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A SWAMP Sparrow is associating with Crowned/Song Sparrows at the NE part of Elk Glen. It was observed near the "Coach Lou Vasquez" memorial bench, a coffee berry bush and old stump of a Monterey Pine that was taken down a few years ago.



A singing Marsh Wren in the Tules was also a good bird for Golden Gate Park.



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Date: 10/12/17 9:19 am
From: Dominik Mosur <polskatata...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Mount Davidson 10/12/17 ROCK Wren/ air alert
Went up to Mt. D this morning on the way in to work to check the conditions. The smoke is very thick and I would recommend people use N-95 respirators (or similar protective equipment) if they absolutely have to be outside today..

A ROCK WREN was on and around the downed eucalyptus skeleton on the plateau area/east side ridge.

Large numbers of Flickers (8-10+) and Juncos (25+) may have been avian refugees from the fires to the north.

Stay safe and help if you can,

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Date: 10/12/17 8:17 am
From: cdlou37 <cdlou37...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] McCowns Longspur continyes
The McCowns Longspur just flew in to same location. East of stairways. It flew in from the beach. With Mike .
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A SWAMP Sparrow is associating with Crowned/Song Sparrows at the NE part of Elk Glen. It was observed near the "Coach Lou Vasquez" memorial bench, a coffee berry bush and old stump of a Monterey Pine that was taken down a few years ago.



A singing Marsh Wren in the Tules was also a good bird for Golden Gate Park.



Enjoy the birds,



Dominik Mosur

San Francisco



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Date: 10/11/17 10:06 pm
From: <bunting1440...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] McCownd's Longspur
Hi all,
Today and yesterday I went to Crissy field for the Longspur. It is continuing along the trail between the field and the bay.
Good birding,
Max Benningfield
 

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Date: 10/11/17 10:06 pm
From: Christopher Hayward <p_t_nymph...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] McCown's Longspur Crissy Field 10/11/17
Hi Folks,


Just wanted to clarify the location of the McCown's Longspur from this afternoon, the bird was seen by several observers about 50 to 75 yards east of the steps that lead down to the trail on the north side of the field. As mentioned by others the bird was very confiding allowing for close observation and good photo ops. It was feeding constantly for the 30 minutes or so I observed it and was still there when I left around 5.15.

Congrats to Hugh for this super find.


Chris Hayward

Half Moon Bay

 

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Date: 10/11/17 10:06 pm
From: Christopher Hayward <p_t_nymph...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] McCowns Longspur
Just to be more accurate the bird was being seen about 50 yards east of the steps on the north side of the field and was still there when I left at 5.20
Chris Hayward


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Date: 10/11/17 5:30 pm
From: Dominik Mosur <polskatata...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Golden Gate Park/Elk Glen Lake SWAMP Sparrow 10/11/17
A SWAMP Sparrow is associating with Crowned/Song Sparrows at the NE part of Elk Glen. It was observed near the "Coach Lou Vasquez" memorial bench, a coffee berry bush and old stump of a Monterey Pine that was taken down a few years ago.

A singing Marsh Wren in the Tules was also a good bird for Golden Gate Park.

Enjoy the birds,

Dominik Mosur
San Francisco

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Date: 10/11/17 5:11 pm
From: Christopher Hayward <p_t_nymph...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] McCown’s still present at Crissy Field
McCowns being seen right now 50 yards south steps that lead down to beach

Chris Hayward

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Date: 10/11/17 4:59 pm
From: Bradley Voelker <bradley.voelker...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] McKeown's Longspur still present
Still present on far north edge of field at 5pm. Trent, Chris, and Max also
present.

Bradley Voelker

 

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Date: 10/11/17 2:18 pm
From: Michael Park <dpbot...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] McCown's Longspur images
Congratulations to Hugh Cotter for finding this little gem.


-- The entire, short series of images is in this album:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/74757345@N02/albums/72157689342705236


-- Spread tail showing pattern of white and black:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/74757345@N02/37593431486/

-- Side profile:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/74757345@N02/37593431796/

-- Spacing between primary tips:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/74757345@N02/37384031220/

-- Ghost pattern on upper chest:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/74757345@N02/37593432496/

-- Basking in the morning light
https://www.flickr.com/photos/74757345@N02/37593432726/




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Date: 10/11/17 10:19 am
From: Josiah Clark <josiah.clark621...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Palm Warbler presidio
The Palm was with the sparrow flock below and to the east of battery Godfrey, in ceonothus its tail pumping away when I left it. Also a bg gnatcatcher w the bushtits at presidio hills along battery caulfield Road, hopefully the one that's come back for the last 3 winters.
Ft Scott was very birdy, nothing rare but a western tanager there is getting on the late side.
Hope some out of town longspur chasers kick up something else interesting.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 11, 2017, at 10:03 AM, Rudy Wallen <arelist12...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Still on edge berm across from trail that leads to beach. Adult basic Bobolink in restoration area here (just a few yards from MCLO)
> https://goo.gl/maps/dBJ92zJrU1J2
> Photos later
>
> 9am
> Rudy
> SF
>
>
>

 

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Date: 10/11/17 10:03 am
From: Rudy Wallen <arelist12...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] McCown’s still present at Crissy Field
Still on edge berm across from trail that leads to beach. Adult basic
Bobolink in restoration area here (just a few yards from MCLO)
https://goo.gl/maps/dBJ92zJrU1J2
Photos later

9am
Rudy
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Date: 10/11/17 7:47 am
From: <david_assmann...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] McCown’s still present at Crissy Field
North side of field next to main path

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Date: 10/10/17 10:40 pm
From: Bob Toleno <bob...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] McCown's Longspur still present 6:30
Still here in the fading light. Alan Hopkins and i are the only ones here
now.

Bob Toleno
Hayward

 

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Date: 10/10/17 8:06 pm
From: Joseph Morlan <jmorlan...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] McCown's Longspur Photos
FWIW, here are mine.

https://fog.ccsf.edu/~jmorlan/McCown'sLongspurP1120785.htm



On Tue, 10 Oct 2017 19:22:55 -0700, "Mark Eaton <marksffo...>
[SFBirds]" <SFBirds-noreply...> wrote:

>And my pictures are up as well…
>
> http://markeaton.org/photo2.php?imageID=20171010291639775&galleryID=locallyrare <http://markeaton.org/photo2.php?imageID=20171010291639775&galleryID=locallyrare>
>
>I think we’ll have plenty more shortly… :)
>Mark
>---
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>Photography: http://www.markeaton.org
>
>
>
>
>
>
>> On Oct 10, 2017, at 19:15, 'Alvaro Jaramillo' <chucao...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>> Nice shots Aaron!
>>
>> I would add that there are some subtle differences between McCown’s and Chestnut-collared. McCown’s has a more rectangular shaped head, there is a steep although short forehead, and then a flat crown. On Chestnut-collared the curve of the forehead-crown is more even. The bill is deep in McCown’s, but also very triangular
(equilateral) in shape, almost like a Fox Sparrow. In some respects aspects of the bill and head shape and bill color, are more like a Snow Bunting which some studies suggest is a closer relative to McCown’s than the other longspurs. The facial pattern of Chestnut-collared also shows a shadow of the adult male pattern, in that
there is a dark crescent at the lower rear of the ear coverts, and a dark triangle on the upper rear of the ear coverts; often the darkest part of the face on a Chestnut-collared are these areas and not near the bill or lateral throat stripes. This SF individual McCown’s has a buff chest area that is like a ghost pattern of the
dark breast
>area of the adult male McCown’s.
>>
>> Awesome photos, great learning by looking at them.
>>
>> Maybe we can score one in San Mateo!!
>>
>> Alvaro
>>
>>
>>
>> Alvaro Jaramillo
>>
>> <mailto:<alvaro...> <alvaro...>
>>
>> www.alvarosadventures.com
>>
>>
>>
>> From: <SFBirds...> [mailto:<SFBirds...>] On Behalf Of Aaron Maizlish <aaron.maizlish...> [SFBirds]
>> Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 6:45 PM
>> To: SFBirds <sfbirds...>
>> Subject: [SFBirds] McCown's Longspur Photos
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> SF Birders,
>>
>>
>>
>> Photos are likely starting to percolate onto eBird and Flickr, but I thought I would share with everyone some portraits from Crissy Field from this morning. I arrived at about 9:10AM, and like everyone else it seems I was able to spend some quality time with this great bird.
>>
>>
>>
>> In case you want to enjoy the ID challenge yourself, I've posted eight pictures on my flickr feed - https://www.flickr.com/photos/amaizlish/ I found the National Geographic Guide to be more helpful than Sibley in this case. (Beadle and Rising helps too if you have it.) Note the pink bill with black tip - the plain
auriculars, plain bare--streaked buffy breast (which is very bright on this bird) and the rufous-toned median coverts (not bright like a male.)
>>
>>
>>
>> I'm glad it turned out to be a McCown's, since therefore this was also my ABA-Continental #600. Thanks Hugh!
>>
>>
>>
>> Photostream starts here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/amaizlish/36916337094/
>>
>>
>>
>> Aaron Maizlish
>>
>> San Francisco, CA
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>>
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Date: 10/10/17 7:30 pm
From: Mark Eaton <marksffo...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] McCown's Longspur Photos
And my pictures are up as well…

http://markeaton.org/photo2.php?imageID=20171010291639775&galleryID=locallyrare <http://markeaton.org/photo2.php?imageID=20171010291639775&galleryID=locallyrare>

I think we’ll have plenty more shortly… :)
Mark
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Photography: http://www.markeaton.org






> On Oct 10, 2017, at 19:15, 'Alvaro Jaramillo' <chucao...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Nice shots Aaron!
>
> I would add that there are some subtle differences between McCown’s and Chestnut-collared. McCown’s has a more rectangular shaped head, there is a steep although short forehead, and then a flat crown. On Chestnut-collared the curve of the forehead-crown is more even. The bill is deep in McCown’s, but also very triangular (equilateral) in shape, almost like a Fox Sparrow. In some respects aspects of the bill and head shape and bill color, are more like a Snow Bunting which some studies suggest is a closer relative to McCown’s than the other longspurs. The facial pattern of Chestnut-collared also shows a shadow of the adult male pattern, in that there is a dark crescent at the lower rear of the ear coverts, and a dark triangle on the upper rear of the ear coverts; often the darkest part of the face on a Chestnut-collared are these areas and not near the bill or lateral throat stripes. This SF individual McCown’s has a buff chest area that is like a ghost pattern of the dark breast area of the adult male McCown’s.
>
> Awesome photos, great learning by looking at them.
>
> Maybe we can score one in San Mateo!!
>
> Alvaro
>
>
>
> Alvaro Jaramillo
>
> <mailto:<alvaro...> <alvaro...>
>
> www.alvarosadventures.com
>
>
>
> From: <SFBirds...> [mailto:<SFBirds...>] On Behalf Of Aaron Maizlish <aaron.maizlish...> [SFBirds]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 6:45 PM
> To: SFBirds <sfbirds...>
> Subject: [SFBirds] McCown's Longspur Photos
>
>
>
>
>
> SF Birders,
>
>
>
> Photos are likely starting to percolate onto eBird and Flickr, but I thought I would share with everyone some portraits from Crissy Field from this morning. I arrived at about 9:10AM, and like everyone else it seems I was able to spend some quality time with this great bird.
>
>
>
> In case you want to enjoy the ID challenge yourself, I've posted eight pictures on my flickr feed - https://www.flickr.com/photos/amaizlish/ I found the National Geographic Guide to be more helpful than Sibley in this case. (Beadle and Rising helps too if you have it.) Note the pink bill with black tip - the plain auriculars, plain bare--streaked buffy breast (which is very bright on this bird) and the rufous-toned median coverts (not bright like a male.)
>
>
>
> I'm glad it turned out to be a McCown's, since therefore this was also my ABA-Continental #600. Thanks Hugh!
>
>
>
> Photostream starts here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/amaizlish/36916337094/
>
>
>
> Aaron Maizlish
>
> San Francisco, CA
>
>
>
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>
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Date: 10/10/17 7:15 pm
From: 'Alvaro Jaramillo' <chucao...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [SFBirds] McCown's Longspur Photos
Nice shots Aaron!

I would add that there are some subtle differences between McCown’s and Chestnut-collared. McCown’s has a more rectangular shaped head, there is a steep although short forehead, and then a flat crown. On Chestnut-collared the curve of the forehead-crown is more even. The bill is deep in McCown’s, but also very triangular (equilateral) in shape, almost like a Fox Sparrow. In some respects aspects of the bill and head shape and bill color, are more like a Snow Bunting which some studies suggest is a closer relative to McCown’s than the other longspurs. The facial pattern of Chestnut-collared also shows a shadow of the adult male pattern, in that there is a dark crescent at the lower rear of the ear coverts, and a dark triangle on the upper rear of the ear coverts; often the darkest part of the face on a Chestnut-collared are these areas and not near the bill or lateral throat stripes. This SF individual McCown’s has a buff chest area that is like a ghost pattern of the dark breast area of the adult male McCown’s.

Awesome photos, great learning by looking at them.

Maybe we can score one in San Mateo!!

Alvaro



Alvaro Jaramillo

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

www.alvarosadventures.com



From: <SFBirds...> [mailto:<SFBirds...>] On Behalf Of Aaron Maizlish <aaron.maizlish...> [SFBirds]
Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 6:45 PM
To: SFBirds <sfbirds...>
Subject: [SFBirds] McCown's Longspur Photos





SF Birders,



Photos are likely starting to percolate onto eBird and Flickr, but I thought I would share with everyone some portraits from Crissy Field from this morning. I arrived at about 9:10AM, and like everyone else it seems I was able to spend some quality time with this great bird.



In case you want to enjoy the ID challenge yourself, I've posted eight pictures on my flickr feed - https://www.flickr.com/photos/amaizlish/ I found the National Geographic Guide to be more helpful than Sibley in this case. (Beadle and Rising helps too if you have it.) Note the pink bill with black tip - the plain auriculars, plain bare--streaked buffy breast (which is very bright on this bird) and the rufous-toned median coverts (not bright like a male.)



I'm glad it turned out to be a McCown's, since therefore this was also my ABA-Continental #600. Thanks Hugh!



Photostream starts here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/amaizlish/36916337094/



Aaron Maizlish

San Francisco, CA





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



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Date: 10/10/17 6:45 pm
From: Aaron Maizlish <aaron.maizlish...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] McCown's Longspur Photos
SF Birders,

Photos are likely starting to percolate onto eBird and Flickr, but I
thought I would share with everyone some portraits from Crissy Field from
this morning. I arrived at about 9:10AM, and like everyone else it seems I
was able to spend some quality time with this great bird.

In case you want to enjoy the ID challenge yourself, I've posted eight
pictures on my flickr feed - https://www.flickr.com/photos/amaizlish/ I
found the National Geographic Guide to be more helpful than Sibley in this
case. (Beadle and Rising helps too if you have it.) Note the pink bill
with black tip - the plain auriculars, plain bare--streaked buffy breast
(which is very bright on this bird) and the rufous-toned median coverts
(not bright like a male.)

I'm glad it turned out to be a McCown's, since therefore this was also my
ABA-Continental #600. Thanks Hugh!

Photostream starts here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/amaizlish/36916337094/

Aaron Maizlish
San Francisco, CA

 

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Date: 10/10/17 6:28 pm
From: Peter Pyle <ppyle...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] McCown's L
Hi all -

In case anyone is still wondering this is a
first-fall female McCown's Longspur. It was still
present and very confiding at about 4:00. Lots of photos. Cheers,

Peter

At 05:41 PM 10/10/2017, Logan Kahle <logan...> [SFBirds] wrote:
>
>
>Hi all,
>
>This morning after enjoying the Longspur, Brian
>keyed in on a Red-throated Pipit call overhead.
>About half an hour later, Brian, myself, Josiah
>and Michael Park all had a Red-throated Pipit
>(quite likely the same bird) fly overhead, drop
>down briefly into the field, then pick up and
>seemingly drop into the vegetation by the
>lagoon. It was never refound after this point,
>but worth keeping an eye (and ear!) out for if
>you're looking for the longspur. The bird was
>calling persistently and I got at least one call
>audio recorded. I will upload the recording to eBird shortly.
>
>Also, for what its worth, McCown's Longspur is
>an extremely overdue first record for San Francisco county.
>
>Good birding,
>
>Logan
>
>On 10/10/17 4:04 PM, Mark Eaton
><mailto:<marksffo...><marksffo...> [SFBirds] wrote:
>>
>>
>>BTW, a certain prominent SoCal birder has
>>unequivocally identified the bird from photos as a McCown’s Longspur.
>>
>>Mark
>>---
>>Mark Eaton
>>Photography: <http://www.markeaton.org>http://www.markeaton.org
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>>On Oct 10, 2017, at 15:54, cdlou37
>>><mailto:<cdlou37...><cdlou37...>
>>> [SFBirds]
>>><<mailto:<SFBirds-noreply...><SFBirds-noreply...>
>>>wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>Bird was still there when I left at 340pm.
>>>
>>>Calvin Lou
>>>SF
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
>>>
>>>-------- Original message --------
>>>From: "cdlou37
>>><mailto:<cdlou37...><cdlou37...>
>>> [SFBirds]"
>>><<mailto:<SFBirds-noreply...><SFBirds-noreply...>
>>>Date: 10/10/17 2:00 PM (GMT-08:00)
>>>To: Mark Eaton
>>><<mailto:<marksffo...><marksffo...>
>>>, SFBirds <<mailto:<sfbirds...><sfbirds...>
>>>Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Longspur continues until almost noon
>>>
>>>
>>>Bird is still here 1400pm.
>>>
>>>Calvin Lou
>>>SF
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
>>>
>>>-------- Original message --------
>>>From: "Mark Eaton
>>><mailto:<marksffo...><marksffo...>
>>>[SFBirds]"
>>><<mailto:<SFBirds-noreply...><SFBirds-noreply...>
>>>Date: 10/10/17 12:19 PM (GMT-08:00)
>>>To: SFBirds <<mailto:<sfbirds...><sfbirds...>
>>>Subject: [SFBirds] Longspur continues until almost noon
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>Stunningly tame and everyone left it either
>>>satisfied or with full memory cards. Was near
>>>the diagonal trail in a fairly bare spot maybe
>>>100yds from the NE corner of the lawn. Look for a happy gopher.
>>>
>>>Didn't refind it on the way back to the car.
>>>
>>>Mark
>>>
>>>___
>>>Mark Eaton
>>>
>>>
>
>



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Date: 10/10/17 5:41 pm
From: Logan Kahle <logan...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Longspur and Red-throated Pipit
Hi all,

This morning after enjoying the Longspur, Brian keyed in on a
Red-throated Pipit call overhead. About half an hour later, Brian,
myself, Josiah and Michael Park all had a Red-throated Pipit (quite
likely the same bird) fly overhead, drop down briefly into the field,
then pick up and seemingly drop into the vegetation by the lagoon. It
was never refound after this point, but worth keeping an eye (and ear!)
out for if you're looking for the longspur. The bird was calling
persistently and I got at least one call audio recorded. I will upload
the recording to eBird shortly.

Also, for what its worth, McCown's Longspur is an extremely overdue
first record for San Francisco county.

Good birding,

Logan


On 10/10/17 4:04 PM, Mark Eaton <marksffo...> [SFBirds] wrote:
>
> BTW, a certain prominent SoCal birder has unequivocally identified the
> bird from photos as a McCown’s Longspur.
>
>
> Mark
> ---
> Mark Eaton
> Photography: http://www.markeaton.org
>
>
>
>
>
>
>> On Oct 10, 2017, at 15:54, cdlou37 <cdlou37...>
>> <mailto:<cdlou37...> [SFBirds]
>> <SFBirds-noreply...>
>> <mailto:<SFBirds-noreply...>> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> Bird was still there when I left at 340pm.
>>
>> Calvin Lou
>> SF
>>
>>
>>
>> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
>>
>> -------- Original message --------
>> From: "<cdlou37cdlou37...>
>> <mailto:<cdlou37...>[SFBirds]"
>> <SFBirds-noreply...>
>> <mailto:<SFBirds-noreply...>>
>> Date: 10/10/17 2:00 PM (GMT-08:00)
>> To: Mark Eaton <marksffo...> <mailto:<marksffo...>>,
>> SFBirds <sfbirds...> <mailto:<sfbirds...>>
>> Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Longspur continues until almost noon
>>
>>
>> Bird is still here 1400pm.
>>
>> Calvin Lou
>> SF
>>
>>
>>
>> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
>>
>> -------- Original message --------
>> From: "Mark <Eatonmarksffo...>
>> <mailto:<marksffo...>[SFBirds]"
>> <SFBirds-noreply...>
>> <mailto:<SFBirds-noreply...>>
>> Date: 10/10/17 12:19 PM (GMT-08:00)
>> To: SFBirds <sfbirds...> <mailto:<sfbirds...>>
>> Subject: [SFBirds] Longspur continues until almost noon
>>
>> Stunningly tame and everyone left it either satisfied or with full
>> memory cards. Was near the diagonal trail in a fairly bare spot maybe
>> 100yds from the NE corner of the lawn. Look for a happy gopher.
>>
>> Didn't refind it on the way back to the car.
>>
>> Mark
>>
>> ___
>> Mark Eaton
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>


 

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Date: 10/10/17 4:04 pm
From: Mark Eaton <marksffo...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Longspur continues until almost noon
BTW, a certain prominent SoCal birder has unequivocally identified the bird from photos as a McCown’s Longspur.

Mark
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> On Oct 10, 2017, at 15:54, cdlou37 <cdlou37...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> wrote:
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> Bird was still there when I left at 340pm.
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> Calvin Lou
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> Date: 10/10/17 2:00 PM (GMT-08:00)
> To: Mark Eaton <marksffo...> <mailto:<marksffo...>>, SFBirds <sfbirds...> <mailto:<sfbirds...>>
> Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Longspur continues until almost noon
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> Bird is still here 1400pm.
>
> Calvin Lou
> SF
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> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
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> Date: 10/10/17 12:19 PM (GMT-08:00)
> To: SFBirds <sfbirds...> <mailto:<sfbirds...>>
> Subject: [SFBirds] Longspur continues until almost noon
>
>
> Stunningly tame and everyone left it either satisfied or with full memory cards. Was near the diagonal trail in a fairly bare spot maybe 100yds from the NE corner of the lawn. Look for a happy gopher.
>
> Didn't refind it on the way back to the car.
>
> Mark
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Date: 10/10/17 4:01 pm
From: 'Alvaro Jaramillo' <chucao...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [SFBirds] Longspur continues until almost noon
Hi

I am intrigued by the ID issue. Are there any photos of the bird anywhere?

Alvaro



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From: <SFBirds...> [mailto:<SFBirds...>] On Behalf Of cdlou37 <cdlou37...> [SFBirds]
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Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Longspur continues until almost noon





Bird was still there when I left at 340pm.



Calvin Lou

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Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Longspur continues until almost noon





Bird is still here 1400pm.



Calvin Lou

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Date: 10/10/17 12:19 PM (GMT-08:00)

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Subject: [SFBirds] Longspur continues until almost noon





Stunningly tame and everyone left it either satisfied or with full memory cards. Was near the diagonal trail in a fairly bare spot maybe 100yds from the NE corner of the lawn. Look for a happy gopher.

Didn't refind it on the way back to the car.

Mark

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Date: 10/10/17 3:54 pm
From: cdlou37 <cdlou37...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Longspur continues until almost noon
Bird was still there when I left at 340pm. 
Calvin LouSF


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Bird is still here 1400pm.
Calvin LouSF


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Stunningly tame and everyone left it either satisfied or with full memory cards. Was near the diagonal trail in a fairly bare spot maybe 100yds from the NE corner of the lawn. Look for a happy gopher.



Didn't refind it on the way back to the car.



Mark



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Date: 10/10/17 2:01 pm
From: cdlou37 <cdlou37...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Longspur continues until almost noon
Bird is still here 1400pm.
Calvin LouSF


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Stunningly tame and everyone left it either satisfied or with full memory cards. Was near the diagonal trail in a fairly bare spot maybe 100yds from the NE corner of the lawn. Look for a happy gopher.



Didn't refind it on the way back to the car.



Mark



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Date: 10/10/17 12:52 pm
From: Mark Eaton <marksffo...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Longspur continues until almost noon
Stunningly tame and everyone left it either satisfied or with full memory cards. Was near the diagonal trail in a fairly bare spot maybe 100yds from the NE corner of the lawn. Look for a happy gopher.

Didn't refind it on the way back to the car.

Mark

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Date: 10/10/17 12:03 pm
From: Adam Winer <awiner...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Chestnut -collared Longspur at Crissy field- Oct 9
Refound this morning by Paul Saraceni. Insanely confiding at the far north
edge.

On Mon, Oct 9, 2017, 23:45 H Cotter <chatwren...> [SFBirds] <
<SFBirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> This evening Oct 9 at dusk I had what I believe was a Chestnut-collared
> longspur at Crissy field.
> It was quite late at the time and I got some very noisy photos that show
> the tail pattern but will check again tomorrow morning .
> Bird was on the very north side of the main field west of the lagoon about
> a third of the way from the lagoon
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Date: 10/10/17 12:00 pm
From: H Cotter <chatwren...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Chestnut -collared Longspur at Crissy field- Oct 9
All ,
In looking and photos and talking with other people wit may be that this is
a McCown's Longspur.
Thick pink bill with black tip; rufous on the coverts,
We will get some photos out to try and nail this down,

Hugh


On Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 8:24 AM, Adam Winer <awiner...> wrote:

> Refound this morning by Paul Saraceni. Insanely confiding at the far
> north edge.
>
> On Mon, Oct 9, 2017, 23:45 H Cotter <chatwren...> [SFBirds] <
> <SFBirds-noreply...> wrote:
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>>
>>
>> This evening Oct 9 at dusk I had what I believe was a Chestnut-collared
>> longspur at Crissy field.
>> It was quite late at the time and I got some very noisy photos that show
>> the tail pattern but will check again tomorrow morning .
>> Bird was on the very north side of the main field west of the lagoon
>> about a third of the way from the lagoon
>>
>> Hugh
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Date: 10/10/17 8:24 am
From: Logan Kahle <logan...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Chestnut -collared Longspur at Crissy field- Oct 9
Bird just refound just east of eastmost small staircase on north side of field.

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> On Oct 9, 2017, at 9:42 PM, H Cotter <chatwren...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> This evening Oct 9 at dusk I had what I believe was a Chestnut-collared longspur at Crissy field.
>
> It was quite late at the time and I got some very noisy photos that show the tail pattern but will check again tomorrow morning .
> Bird was on the very north side of the main field west of the lagoon about a third of the way from the lagoon
>
> Hugh
>

 

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Date: 10/9/17 11:45 pm
From: H Cotter <chatwren...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Chestnut -collared Longspur at Crissy field- Oct 9
This evening Oct 9 at dusk I had what I believe was a Chestnut-collared
longspur at Crissy field.
It was quite late at the time and I got some very noisy photos that show
the tail pattern but will check again tomorrow morning .
Bird was on the very north side of the main field west of the lagoon about
a third of the way from the lagoon

Hugh

 

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Date: 10/9/17 9:48 pm
From: <flix...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Say’s Phoebe and Western Meadowlarks at Fort Scott.

Late Saturday afternoon I walked along the parade ground at Fort Scott in route to Battery Godfrey where I had a solo Say’s Phoebe, a flock of Western Meadowlarks (12) and Western Bluebirds (3).. Along the Coastal Bluffs Trail I had large numbers (of 50 to 100) of Brown Pelicans, Heermans Gulls, and Willets. Additional species included Black Oystercatcher (5), Black Turnstone (3), Wrentit (2) and a Northern Flicker.
Good Birding,
Felix Rigau


 

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Date: 10/9/17 2:06 pm
From: <david_assmann...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Clay-Colored, Brewer’s and Chipping Sparrow, Palm Warbler at Fort Mason
The lawn in front of the General’s House this morning had multiple species of sparrows, including a CLAY-COLORED, BREWER’S, and CHIPPING. A PALM WARBLER and a NASHVILLE WARBLER were also on the lawn, along with two WESTERN BLUEBIRDS, a SAY’S PHOEBE and many YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS. A WESTERN WOOD PEWEE was in one of the adjacent trees, along with a RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER. An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was in the garden, along with four WESTERN TANAGERS. There were Tanagers in the Battery as well, along with a WARBLING VIREO and an Empid with a perfectly round eye ring, wing bars and a large head.

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Date: 10/9/17 12:22 pm
From: Brian Turner <brianturner6...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Botanical garden
There were three LARK SPARROWS foraging together this a.m. on the great
meadow in the botanical garden.

But the biggest surprise was a BOBCAT the far west end who showed itself
while I observed a large sparrow flock. Managed a few pictures which I've
uploaded in an INaturalist post:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/8329925

Good birding (and mammaling)

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Date: 10/8/17 3:31 pm
From: <david_assmann...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Fort Mason Clay-Colored Sparrow, Palm Warbler, Tennessee Warbler
Spent the first two and half hours this morning at Fort Mason mostly looking at YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS, which are gorging on berries. There were a number of other expected species. Then around 10:30 I spotted two different looking sparrows at the eastern side of the garden, which flew in two separate directions. I got on one, which was a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidasf/37532110976/in/dateposted-public/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidasf/37532110976/in/dateposted-public/ A I left the garden looking for the other sparrow, which I didn't find. But on the lawn off the road leading to the General's House was a PALM WARBLER, eating a big yellow caterpillar https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidasf/37548478322/in/dateposted-public/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidasf/37548478322/in/dateposted-public/ Then, the final surprise was a TENNESSEE WARBLER in the Bottlebrush Bush just north of the General's House.


 

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Date: 10/7/17 8:06 pm
From: Brian Fitch <fogeggs...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Geese & Palm Warbler
Today at 2:27, approximately 70 Greater White-fronted Geese flew over in a
single big "V" heading ENE. I was on Washington St near Divisadero, and
luckily, they got through before the war planes arrived. I hope those jet
engines can withstand migrating geese...

Yesterday during a watch at Battery Godfrey, a Palm Warbler popped up in
the fennel, possibly the same bird found by Hugh and Paul earlier in the
week. There were a lot of regular migrants, with a Chipping Sparrow being
the only other unusual species.

At the dying pine in the Kobbe & Upton Comm Garden, there was a Least-like
empid very high in the branches which Lee and I never got decent looks at.
Pac-slope and phoebe as well.

Brian Fitch

 

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Date: 10/7/17 10:19 am
From: Dominik Mosur <polskatata...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] West Sunset Ballfields blackbirds et al 10/6/17
On the way in to work this morning I checked on the recently mowed West Sunset Ballfields. Best access seems to be at the end of 39th Avenue and Quintara.

Mixed in with Brewer's/Red-winged Blackbirds and Starlings was a minimum of (47) TRICOLORED BLACKBIRDS. The blackbirds flew in from a location to the south around 7:15-7:20 a.m., with singles and small groups still trickling in by the time I departed around 7:50. The Blackbird flock was foraging on Grant baseball field which is separated the Jim Lucey soccer pitch by a fence. (7) American Pipits departed the Soccer pitch and headed south. Yesterday evening at dusk there had been (8) pipits foraging there.

There were (2) Western Bluebirds on a light post at 39th and Quintara as I was leaving. Yesterday evening I observed (3) Western Bluebirds at 37th Avenue between Moraga and Noriega. Bluebirds were once a rare visitor in San Francisco c. 2002-3, but since have reestablished themselves as a nesting species throughout the City in suitable habitat.

Despite the signs informing "No dogs allowed on the playing fields", the newly renovated West Sunset Ballfields already appear to be a favorite dog park.. For best results it is probably a good idea to arrive early. Interesting grassland species (longspurs etc) may drop in here in upcoming weeks as migrants from further north pass through the region.

Good luck out there,

Dominik Mosur
San Francisco


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Date: 10/5/17 11:03 am
From: Mike Carozza <mike.carozza...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Greater white fronted, red necked phalarope, Crissy
Goose in with Canada's on field, phalarope south side of lagoon. Also ruddy

 

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Date: 10/5/17 1:20 am
From: <sfbirdwatcher...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Unusual goose at Stow Lake 10/2/2017
Hi all,
I posted two photos of this goose in the Miscellaneous Folder. Can someone please tell me if this is an immature Greater White-Fronted Goose or something else more exotic? It was larger than a mallard, but smaller than a Canadian Goose. Orange bill with black on tip and black at base. Orange feet.
Thx,
esther
 

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Date: 10/4/17 11:08 pm
From: <paulsaraceni...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Sea- and sky-watches, 10/4/17
This morning I conducted a 2-hour sea watch at the south end of the Great Highway, with S-SW winds, flat seas, and excellent visibility. Despite such good conditions, the sea watch results were moderate at best .
Observations of local interest:
Surf Scoter 16
W. Grebe 60+
Eared Grebe 1 (on the ocean)
Common Loon 9
Pacific Loon 7
Red-thr. Loon 31
Snowy Egret 1 (flying S over ocean)
Sanderling 600+
Elegant Tern 30+
PARASITIC JAEGER 3 ad. (including 1 dark-morph)
Common Murre 13
Also: Harbor Porpoise 2

Early this afternoon I again did some sky-watching from my deck looking out to the E and S over Cole Valley. At 1:10 PM I was surprised to observe a PRAIRIE FALCON circling very high up over Cole Valley, before getting moved along by a Raven -- pale white underparts with contrasting dark axillaries. During a productive hour, other species observed included 1 each of Cooper's Hawk, Osprey, American Kestrel, and Peregrine Falcon, and a mini-flock of 5 Turkey Vultures, as well as a flock of 40+ Band-tailed Pigeons and a single Vaux's Swift.

Paul Saraceni
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Date: 10/4/17 1:42 pm
From: <david_assmann...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Fort Mason Ferruginous Hawk
A flyover FERRUGINOUS HAWK was the best bird on a birdy morning at Fort Mason, with warm temperatures and little wind. Nothing else was rare, but the whole area was active. I had two VARIED THRUSHES out in the open - one foraging on the lower Battery, and the other behind the General's House. There were at least three HERMIT THRUSHES. Singing GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROWS were everywhere - I counted at least 10 (and many of those were singing). There were two WESTERN WOOD-PEWEES in the Battery. A RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER was working the trees in the Battery, and another was above Aquatic Park. Other migrants included 5+ WESTERN TANAGERS, a WARBLING VIREO, a PACIFIC SLOPE FLYCATCHER and 4 YELLOW WARBLERS. There were at least 35 YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS, along with 4 or more TOWNSEND'S WARBLERS. At least two RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES were in the Battery. A WANDERING TATTLER and six BLACK TURNSTONES were on the abandoned pier.


 

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Date: 10/3/17 8:13 pm
From: Brian Fitch <fogeggs...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Sutro & Ft Miley
Another Sutro Baths seawatch turned up a Pomerine Jaeger, at least eight
Parasitic Jaegers, and my first of season Marbled Murrelets, a northbound
pair.

Hiking from the El Camino parking lot up into Ft Miley West, Red-breasted
Nuthatches were amazing, along with other coniferous/mountain species. A
minimum of six nuthatches were together at the battery, and four more were
along the main path to the West Wash. Three singing Varied Thrush, twenty
or more Pine Siskins, calling Purple Finches, and Red Crossbills were also
present.

This is the best showing of R-br Nuthatch that I've seen since they ceased
wintering a number of years ago, so I'm holding out hope that they might
stay with us until spring.

Brian Fitch

 

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Date: 10/3/17 8:08 pm
From: Josiah Clark <josiah.clark621...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Chestnut-sided and Palm Presidio
During an early morning cruise to Presidio Hills there was a Palm Warbler associating with the sparrow flock, eventually moving into the willows. Also a bewicks wren, spotted towhee, a couple House Wrens and lincolns sparrows there. Ft Scott lawn was very active and had a quite late perched Violate-green Swallow and chipping sparrow. Say's phoebe, meadowlarks, bluebirds and coyotes too.
This evening while with Parke Custis I found a chestnut-sided Warbler along Lobos creek. There were lots of warblers in the pines and oaks bordering the creek and across from the parking lot. The chestnut-sided flew into the lone scarlet flowering euc (mostly done flowering) across the creek in a backyard. It was a bit of a stinker and liked to hide. That tree is a favorite of yellow warblers and w tanagers. Bt gray and yellow today.
I had at least 10 Red-breasted Nuthatches scattered all around over the presidio with at least 3 at lobos. Good numbers of purple finches, pine siskins and cedar waxwings at Mt. Lake Park. Fewer and fewer summer migrants but increasing numbers of sparrows all over, it's officially Sparrow Month...

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Date: 10/3/17 2:51 pm
From: Brian Turner <brianturner6...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Blackpoll continues
The Blackpoll Warbler was refound at Sue Bierman Park in the poplars on the
NE corner of Drumm and Washington at about 2pm.

Good birding, Brian

 

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Date: 10/3/17 9:17 am
From: <david_assmann...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Blackpoll continues at Sue Bierman Park
Along with a number of BLACK-THROATED GRAY and YELLOW WARBLERS.

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Date: 10/2/17 9:48 pm
From: Brian Fitch <fogeggs...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Odds & Ends from Sutro Area
Just after sunrise this morning, I found a young Gr. White-fronted Goose in
the tussocky grasses along the verge of the Sutro Baths. The bird was up
to its shoulders in the greens and gave me a brief gestalt puzzle as I
looked down on it from almost directly overhead in the early morning
shadows. Later, a flock of seven white-fronteds flew east into the Gate.
Only four Parasitic Jaegers were in the channel, and there are finally a
few first year Heermann's Gulls in the local flocks after several years of
none at all.

Echoing Mike's report, a Western Meadowlark flew by me on the terrace and
landed on the northernmost Seal Rock amidst pelicans, gulls, and
cormorants, and on the way out, a flock of blackbirds swirling around the
parkng lot included Bicolored, Tricolored, and "regular" Red-winged males.

Sutro Heights had several Red-breasted Nuthatches and a White-throated
Sparrow.

Brian Fitch

 

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Date: 10/2/17 9:33 pm
From: <paulsaraceni...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Sea- and sky-watches, 10/2/17
This morning I was back at the south end of the Great Highway for a 1-hour sea watch, with W-NW winds, rolling seas, and improving visibility as the hour went on. Several Humpback Whales were offshore and hundreds of California and Western Gulls were on the beach and over the ocean.
Observations of local interest:
N. SHOVELER 12 (1 flock flying S)
Greater Scaup 15 m. (1 offshore flock flying S, then turned back N)
Surf Scoter 4
BLACK SCOTER 1 ad. m. (flying S close to shore; early migrant/returnee)
Loons: Common 1, Pacific 1, Red-thr. 1
Great Egret 2 (1 flying N, 1 flying S)
Killdeer 2 (flying over Great Highway)
DOWITCHER sp. 13 (1 flock flew in high over ocean and continued SE towards L. Merced)
Herring Gull 1 ad. (on the beach in big gull flock)
PARASITIC JAEGER 1 ad. (flying S)
Say's Phoebe 1 (briefly on the beach)

Midday and this afternoon I did some occasional, brief sky-watching from my deck looking out to the E and S over Cole Valley. At 11:45 AM there was a kettle of 4 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS as I looked E towards Buena Vista Park and Corona Heights. The circling group gradually drifted S and out of view. 6 other species of raptors observed included 1 Osprey and 1 Merlin.

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Date: 10/2/17 9:08 pm
From: Mike Carozza <mike.carozza...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Late night at Sue Bierman, Meadowlark
Hit Sue Bierman just before sundown and the first bird I laid eyes on was a
WESTERN MEADOWLARK looking desperately out of place under the skyscrapers.
I was happy to find that the bird had a friend, another terrified
Meadowlark under a tree that 3 Yellow Warblers were flycatching from. The
ground floor of Sue Bierman is a hostile environment for anyone, so I felt
for these poor little birds stranded there.


150+ crows flew over in about 5 seconds of paying attention to them. I've
seen thousands flying to roost in this part of the city. I wonder if crows
outnumber the cumulative sum of all other birds in the city on a given day.
Hope not.


A Peregrine Falcon flew south and landed on the top corner of a skyscraper
above Hyatt Regency.


Earlier in the day from my roof, I had a Flicker fly from Russian Hill to
a Eucalyptus under Coit Tower.


-MC

 

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Date: 10/2/17 6:43 pm
From: <david_assmann...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Highlights last three days, Fort Mason, etc.
The most interesting sighting at Fort Mason today was a flyover GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE. Lots of returning wintering birds, including 35+ YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS, a HERMIT THRUSH, SAY'S PHOEBE, GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROWS and a RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET. Migrants included 3 different WESTERN WOOD PEWEES in the Battery, a PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER in the Battery, 2 SAVANNAH SPARROWS near the restrooms, a COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, several YELLOW WARBLERS and a NASHVILLE WARBLER. A WANDERING TATTLER and a BLACK TURNSTONE were on the abandoned pier. A TURKEY VULTURE, unusual for Fort Mason, flew over.

Yesterday there was a GREAT HORNED OWL at the Fort Scott Community Garden, as well as a BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLERS. There were three RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKERS near Kobbe and Upton (had one the day before at Chain of Lakes as well). Had a BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER and a LINCOLN'S SPARROW at Lobos Creek, along with several RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES. Singing FOX SPARROWS were seen each of the last three days.




 

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Date: 10/2/17 6:16 pm
From: Josiah Clark <josiah.clark621...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Varied thrush mt. Lake
One flew over during a quick morning check. Also lots of purple finches, yellow-Rump's and a getting to be late Wilson's Warbler. In the yard here on lake st the bird bath has been especially popular with male and female bt grey warblers and yellow yesterday. Barn owls continue to be out hunting and calling each night as well. Two male kestrels were calling away and spent a few days around Lobos creek last week harkening back to the Presidio of yesteryear.
Enjoy those southbound migrants while they last, they are really clearing out fast by now.

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Date: 10/2/17 10:20 am
From: Mark Rauzon <mjrauz...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Blackpoll warbler cont.@Sue Bierman
At 9am the Blackpoll Warbler was with a warbler flock near the northern most poplar above the maintenance yard structure, it then moved south in the tree line and up before I lost sight of it.
Good luck.


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Date: 10/1/17 7:54 pm
From: H Cotter <chatwren...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Misc. sightings - 10/1- Orchard oriole and Broad -winged Hawks
Did a stop at the maintenance yard in west GGP today and the best for me
was a female/ Imm Orchard Oriole and a late Wilsons warbler
Had a Northern Harrier and WT kite at Battery Godfrey during a short visit.
Most interesting were two broad- winged Hawks that flew over 6th and Balboa
in the inner Richmond
One flew into the tree in one of the yards there and the other continued
being chased by a crow. They will likely roost in the city tonight

Hugh

 

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Date: 10/1/17 6:46 pm
From: <cdlou37...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Ferry Park/Sue Bierman Park - Blackpoll Warbler
Hi ALL,

Around Noon (Sunday 10-1-2017), there was a BLACKPOLL WARBLER in the trees near
the maintenance yard at Ferry Park. (Drumm St and Washington St) Other warblers
included Yellow-Rumped Warblers, Wilson's Warbler, Yellow Warblers,
Townsend's Warblers and Black-Throated Gray Warblers.

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Date: 10/1/17 6:41 pm
From: Sam Safran <ssafranmidd...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Short-eared Owl (?) over Lake Merced this afternoon 10/1
Hi all,

I believe I saw and photographed a female Short-eared Owl over Lake Merced this afternoon, where I was birding along the canal. The bird was flying high towards the south pursued by two ravens. The photos are not perfect, but I think they might be diagnostic. I'd appreciate any thoughts on the ID from others, as I have no experience with this species and am still working on my raptor basics. Hoping I haven't botched this!

See check-list here:
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Date: 10/1/17 3:03 pm
From: Alan Hopkins <alanhopkins...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Ferruginous Hawk
Today at about 2:30 there was a Ferruginous Hawk flying southwest over a fallow field at the end of Evens St. near the Hunters Point Shipyard. It eventually flew off in the direction of Yosemite Slough.
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Date: 10/1/17 1:52 am
From: penelope watson <lewickileo...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] first summer green heron
9/30/17 at heron's head, 2:30, water's edge, channel location. at times acting aggressive with a juvenile plover and a willet. variable habitats, water's edge, solitary. have they been sighted here before ?


also, a coopers, gr yellowlegs, several spotted sand pipers, say's phoebe. no ducks other than mallards.


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Date: 9/30/17 10:03 pm
From: <paulsaraceni...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Westside SF, 9/30/17
This morning Hugh Cotter, Mark Eaton, and I conducted a sea watch from the south end of the Great Highway and then birded south Lake Merced, after which Hugh and I hit Battery Godfrey for a midday skywatch. Diminishing W-NW winds and plenty of sun made for nice weather conditions and there were plenty of typical western migrants out there (e.g., Yellow, Townsend's and Yellow-rumped Warblers, W. Tanagers, Fox Sparrows, Pine Siskins) and we had some nice sightings throughout the morning.

Seawatch:
Excellent viewing conditions, relatively mild seas as the WNW winds diminished. There were 4-6 Humpback Whales scattered about offshore and the recent shift in winds seemed to trigger a big movement of gulls -- hundreds on the beach, over the ocean, and flying N over the beach, mostly Californias and Westerns, good numbers of Heermann's, and a few each of Herring and Glaucous-winged. Observations of local interest:
Greater Scaup 20+ (several small groups flying over the ocean)
Common Loon 2
Pacific Loon 4
Pelagic Cormorant 1
W. Sandpiper 1 (with Sanderlings on the beach)
Elegant Tern 40+
PARASITIC JAEGER 18+ (2/3 adults, 1/3 sub-adults/imms.)
LONG-TAILED JAEGER 1 imm. (flying N trailing a Parasitic; observed well by the 3 of us relatively close to shore)
MARBLED MURRELET 2 (basic plumage; flying N together relatively close to shore)
Common Murre 30+

S. Lake Merced Concrete Bridge & Vista Grande Canal:
Eared Grebe 4
Virginia Rail 3 (heard near E end of bridge, both sides)
Warbling Vireo 2
Steller's Jay 4 (1 "flock" near VGC)
Red-br. Nuthatch 4
Hermit Thrush 1 (near VGC)
Swainson's Thrush 1 (near VGC)
Black-throated Gray Warbler 2
Com. Yellowthroat 3
Lincoln's Sparrow 3 (near VG canal)
SWAMP SPARROW 1 (I briefly observed an early individual that popped up on a low branch near VGC then disappeared; the 3 Lincoln's Sparrows and plenty of Song and White-crowned Sparrows were in the vicinity)
Great-tailed Grackle 3 (on the bridge)
Red Crossbill 8 (1 calling flock of non-locals flying S high overhead)

Battery Godfrey Skywatch (11:30-1:00):
Despite the wind direction we were hoping for some raptors and we only had a few but a couple of good ones and some other nice migrants were in the mix:
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 5
Red-sh. Hawk 2
BROAD-WINGED HAWK 2 juvs. (@ 12:05 PM crossed the channel W of GG Bridge then continued SE over the trees behind BG flying together in a direct line)
Merlin 1
Turkey Vulture 8
Pelagic Cormorant 2 (on rocks below)
Elegant Tern 20+
PARASITIC JAEGER 2 (flying E together high up near GG Bridge)
Band-tailed Pigeon 40+
Say's Phoebe 1 (continuing bird)
Wrentit 1
Red-br. Nuthatch 1
PALM WARBLER 1 (dropped in right in front of us @ 12:45 PM near restoration area at S end of BG; on ground and low shrubs)
Am. Pipit 2 (calling flyovers)
Red Crossbill 3 (calling flyovers)

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Date: 9/30/17 6:44 pm
From: <jcsolisbanuel...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] SUMMER TANAGER at North Lake
Today during my Golden Gate Audubon Society Class field trip we found a SUMMER TANAGER at the southwestern corner of of North Lake (Chain of Lakes). It was hawking bees from a conifer. No Tennessee Warbler.


See link below
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39486215 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39486215



Juan-Carlos
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Date: 9/30/17 12:49 pm
From: <aaron.maizlish...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] A good Warbler in the West Maintenance Yard
I am posting on behalf of Eddie Monson, kid wonder-birder. He and his parents were at the West Maintenance Yard in Golden Gate Park this morning. They had a brief look at a "good" Warbler.

Unfortunately only brief looks of a skulky Warbler, yellow throat grayish back and an eye ring. Not enough for a definitive ID, but may be the right field marks for a Mourning Warbler. I am not going to be able to get out there today, but hopefully somebody else can find this bird and get a better look.

This was in the shrubs at the west end of the maintenance yard, where the footpath goes around the fence to the ballparks.

Good luck out there!

Aaron Maizlish
San Francisco

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Date: 9/30/17 8:46 am
From: Dominik Mosur <polskatata...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Tricolored Blackbird flock in the Sunset 9/30/17
This morning there was a sizable flock of (~60) male TRICOLORED BLACKBIRDS foraging along 41st Avenue between Ortega and Quintara. This one of the largest concentrations of this state listed species I've noted in San Francisco in recent years.

The newly resodded nearby West Sunset Ballfields have been drawing Killdeer flocks in recent days and may be worth checking for unusual plovers and other grassland habitat migrants in upcoming weeks.

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Date: 9/28/17 9:36 pm
From: Brian Turner <brianturner6...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Western GGPark
Highlight from a ride through the park this afternoon was a Tennessee
Warbler at North Lake. The bird was hanging out in a large eucalyptus on
the west side of the lake. Photos in the checklist:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39447934.

Also of local interest a Say's Phoebe foraged on the south side of the
Central Maintenance Yard. The Greater White Fronted Goose reported by Russ
continues on the Polo Field. Ruby-crowned Kinglets were chattering and seen
on Log Cabin trail and Middle Lake.


Good birding, Brian Turner

 

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Date: 9/28/17 6:27 pm
From: Aaron Maizlish <aaron.maizlish...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Sora and Virginia Rail
SF Birders,

They aren't rare perhaps, but they were out in the open, so that's
newsworthy I guess.

I stopped by the east side of the Lake Merced Concrete bridge this evening
(9/28) from 4:45 to 5:30 - as I often do during peak migration. A large
number of Yellow Warblers continue around the trees below the Bufano
Penguin Statue and around the east side of the bridge. They've been there
for several weeks now, perhaps 20-30. I don't know if its my imagination
but they seem to be getting duller over the past few weeks - though there
are a few bright ones. No rarities this evening, though there was a very
handsome Black-Throated Gray Warbler flitting about.

This fall the north side of the concrete bridge has a larger exposed area
of mud and standing water inside the reeds than I have ever seen in the
past. It's actually a great spot for Rail spotting. In about ten minutes
I was able to catch a VIRGINIA RAIL out in the open and a SORA out in the
open. Good opportunity for some photography of these notorious skulkers,
especially I imagine early or late in the day.

Sora: https://flic.kr/p/BRfikY

Slightly out of focus Virginia Rail: https://flic.kr/p/YyBL4b


Aaron Maizlish
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Date: 9/27/17 9:50 pm
From: H Cotter <chatwren...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Battery Godfrey Highlights 09-27-17: WF Geese, Broad-winged Hawk, Brewers Sparrow etc.
Spent a few hours at Battery Godfrey this morning joined by a number of
others including Brian , Sam, Felix, Peter Pyle, Juan Garcia and two others
whose names I do not know.
With the easterly winds hopes were high for a good movement and we were not
disappointed.

One of the main highlights were the thousands of Vaux's swifts that moved
through all morning in flocks of up to 250-300 birds. I estimated 2,000 to
3,000 birds moving.

Other highlights included
Greater WF Geese- 3,10
Pintail, Wigeon, Scaup and Shoveler
Broad-winged Hawk -1 and possibly 2/3 others: spotted by Peter
Many Merlin, Accipters, Harrier
Many VG and Tree Swallows
Brewers Sparrow- single bird seen for about 2 minutes.

Hugh

 

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Date: 9/27/17 10:29 am
From: Brian Turner <brianturner6...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Grand View Park
I birded Grand View Park (aka Turtle Hill) this a.m. from approx 730 to
930. Highlights were waves of flyover Band-tailed Pigeon (est. 135) and
Vaux's Swifts (est. 120). At one point a Cooper's Hawk swooped through and
scared up a Yellow-rumped Warbler in the eucs, though the trees weren't as
active as I expected. A group of 8 American Goldfinch flew through as well.

Good birding,

Brian Turner

 

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Date: 9/26/17 7:59 pm
From: Dominik Mosur <polskatata...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Wind--be out early tomorrow

Today over Corona Hill on breaks from work southbound "obvious" migrants included:

Sharp-shinned Hawk
Osprey
Vaux's Swifts - 6

The Sharpie and swifts appeared over the hill simultaneously around 11-11:15, as a breeze had just kicked up from the northeast.

Around 3:30 an Osprey flew by at eye level
(475' el.) east of the museum terrace.

migrants (not known to winter here) pausing in the Corona Hill plantings today were:

Western Wood-pewee - 2
"Western" Flycatcher - 1
Western Tanager - 2

Species noted arriving in past falls that sometimes continue through spring included:

Northern Flicker
Hutton's vireo - documented nesting <1 km away in Buena Vista Park
House Wren - typically present through "fall" but then usually falls silent/leaves(?) after solstice
Cedar Waxwing
Orange-crowned Warbler
Townsend's Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler(Audubon's)
Golden-crowned Sparrow - singing
White-crowned Sparrows - at least a couple of "Yellow-billed"White-crowns flocking with the golden-crown were suspected Pugetensis. Telling that migratory ssp. from our resident sedentary Nuttall's is pretty much impossible without having the bird in the hand or getting ridiculously close looks and knowing what to look for. I've heard experts mention primary projection and underwing color being two criteria but I could be mistaken. However every fall Corona Hill receives an influx of White-crowns beginning on average at the end of September through early October, that tend to stay in a cohesive flock through end of March before departing, usually around or a bit before the wintering Golden-crowns they flock with.


Reporting after dusk from near twin peaks with onshore breeze dying down and winds already starting to pick up from the east, so get out to your favorite spot tomorrow morning and tell everyone what you see.

Dominik Mosur
San Francisco



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Date: 9/26/17 2:32 pm
From: H Cotter <chatwren...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Turkey in
Columbus the Turkey was in the Children's garden in the Arboretum first
thing this morning. ( 9/26)

In addition there was a Clay-colored Sparrow in with the sparrow flock.

Hugh





On Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 8:43 AM, Alan Hopkins <alanhopkins...> [SFBirds]
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>
>
> The "wild" Turkey was in the extreme west end of the Arboretum yesterday.
> Maybe if we are calling the quail Ishi we should call the Turkey Columbus.
>
> Alan Hopkins
>
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Date: 9/26/17 11:50 am
From: Brian Fitch <fogeggs...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Re: Flycatchers kobbe Upton
This tree was a notable draw for flycatchers during the rare bird roundup
on Saturday, but was quiet when many of us visited that PM. This morning
it was active again, as Western Wood-Pewee, Willow, Hammond's, and
Pac-slope Flycatchers were all present. All three empid species were
calling, and there may have been other individuals and species as well, as
they were very actively hawking bugs while moving around the tall tree and
into other trees nearby.

The location is in the Presidio, south of the intersection of Kobbe and
Upton. The actual street is labeled Wisser on Presidio maps, and is
between Hitchcock and the Wright Loop. The tree is an ivy-covered dying
pine next to the portable toilet in the community garden.

The Gr Wh-fr Goose found by Russ yesterday was with Canada Geese on the
Polo Field in GG Park around 10 AM.
Brian Fitch

On Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 9:30 AM, Brian Fitch <fogeggs...> wrote:

> 4 species Inc hammonds
>
> Large dying pine by portapottie in comm garden
> Brian Fitch
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Date: 9/26/17 11:40 am
From: <kschnei1...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Battery Godfrey - Summer Tanager male (26 Sep)
Hi all,


I did a skywatch at Battery Godfrey from 0650-0915 this morning, joined for most of that time by Brian Fitch and Sam Safran. The highlight for me was a male SUMMER TANAGER that lingered for quite a while around the area and may still be present. I think that makes at least three Summer Tanagers seen in the City over the past week or two?! A single VARIED THRUSH was also heard and then seen briefly by the group. Complete species list and photos in my eBird checklist:


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39404998 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39404998



Good birding!


Ken Schneider
Noe Valley


 

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Date: 9/26/17 9:30 am
From: Brian Fitch <fogeggs...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Flycatchers kobbe Upton
4 species Inc hammonds

Large dying pine by portapottie in comm garden
Brian Fitch

 

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Date: 9/26/17 8:43 am
From: Alan Hopkins <alanhopkins...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Turkey in
The "wild" Turkey was in the extreme west end of the Arboretum yesterday. Maybe if we are calling the quail Ishi we should call the Turkey Columbus.
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Date: 9/25/17 11:58 pm
From: <paulsaraceni...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Battery Godfrey, 9/25/17
This morning (Mon, 9/25, 6:45-11 AM), a number of us gathered up on Battery Godfrey during light to mid-E/NE winds to monitor the migration. The group included various combinations of the following birders during that time period: Ken Schneider, Hugh Cotter, Brian Fitch, Peter Pyle, Felix Rigau, and me.

The flight started out active at sunrise but was relatively quiet throughout the morning, nevertheless producing the following collective observations of local interest:

Greater Scaup 3 (flying E)
Common Loon 1 (flying E high over the Bay)
Great Egret 12 (flying E; including 9 in one flock)
N. Harrier 1
Cooper's Hawk 3
Peregrine Falcon 2-3
Merlin 1
Black Oystercatcher 2
Long-billed Curlew 8
Marbled Godwit 1
Elegant Tern 600+ (most in GG Channel shortly after sunrise, then numbers diminished throughout the morning)
Parasitic Jaeger 9 (5 together in the Channel at one time; several were flying very high -- as high up as Hawk Hill)
Pomarine Jaeger 2 sub-ad. (1 dark morph)
Band-tailed Pigeon 180+ (multiple flocks)
Vaux's Swift 30+
N. Flicker 4
Red-breasted Sapsucker 1 (flying N over bluff)
Say's Phoebe 1
Steller's Jay 2
Violet-green Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 3
Wrentit 1 (HC, only)
House Wren 2
W. Bluebird 7
Varied Thrush 1 (flying NE)
Red-br. Nuthatch 4
Am. Pipit 1 (PP, only)
Warblers:
Orange-crowned 2
Yellow 20+
Yellow-rumped 10+
Black-thr. Gray 4
Townsend's 2
Com. Yellowthroat 1
W. Tanager 6
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
W. Meadowlark 1
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Tricolored Blackbird 3 (flying N)
Purple Finch 4
Red Crossbill 2 (heard-only flyovers)
Pine Siskin 6
Lesser Goldfinch 8

Also:
Harbor Porpoise 4
Dragonflies: Com. Green Darner, Blue-eyed Darner, Variegated Meadowhawk, Black Saddlebags

Paul Saraceni
San Francisco





 

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Date: 9/25/17 10:40 pm
From: <bilgepump100...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Ishi the quail lives
I saw San Francisco's lonely quail on the lawn near the stone circle in GGP today. And at 6:45pm an osprey flew low over the tennis courts at USF (Lone Mountain).


Bob Hall
 

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Date: 9/25/17 6:03 pm
From: Dominik Mosur <polskatata...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Sunset Reservoir hummingbird follow up
Regarding the possible black-chinned hummingbird I reported on 9/23/17 from sunset Reservoir. Feedback on photos varied from possible black-chinned to Anna's to who knows.

In hindsight after further research I suspect I may have erred on this identification and the bird was probably an Anna's after all.

Apologies to anyone who wasted time looking for this bird. Back to studying.

Dominik Mosur
San Francisco

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Date: 9/25/17 3:58 pm
From: <birdbright...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] North and Spreckels Lakes today: continuing rarities and a White-fronted Goose.
The Tropical Kingbird was ranging over much of North Lake, and the Summer Tanager was seen changing trees near the bridge. Lots of usual migrants including a Cassin's Vireo. A juvenal White-fronted Goose, with a curious nick in it's neck feathers, was mixed in with 180 Canada Geese at Spreckels Lake.
Russ Bright
SF
 

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Date: 9/25/17 3:41 pm
From: Richard Bradus <grizzledjay...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Continuing B&W at Lafayette Park
Still lots of activity at Lafayette Park, with a number of western migrants, esp. Western Tanagers - though the Hammond's Flycatcher appears to have departed. Lori Lee found a Black and White Warbler yesterday (Sept. 24) and has some nice photos on her eBird checklist (thanks Lori!). It popped up for me as I was preparing to leave the park a bit after noon today (Sept. 25) in the small trees just off the upper circle. Also saw a late Northern Rough-winged Swallow in flight. Nothing else rare though there were a lot of smaller birds that I couldn't ID as they rapidly darted in and out of dense foliage. My complete checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39391962 (Also see Lori's and Carl Hughes' checklists from Sunday - Carl had a great day, with a total of 36 species - yea!)
Richard BradusSan Francisco
 

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Date: 9/25/17 12:35 pm
From: <mike.carozza...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Lewis' Woodpecker Details from Fort Mason
Just wanted to follow up the LEWIS' WOODPECKER post with some details...


eBird checklist with photos: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39387235 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39387235


Flew in to Fort Mason battery looking like a crow but with a gliding style of flight. Landed briefly before being mobbed by much larger American crows. Red stained belly in the center of mostly grey feathers. Shiny dark back. Head was dark from the neck up compared to gray collar. Juan was there, too!



The bird flew west, then returned several times before finally flying west and not returning. The bird seemed tired, so maybe it hasn't gone too far.


Also of note, RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER, NORTHERN FLICKER (seen by Juan), 2 BT GRAY, 5 YELLOW-RUMPED, BH GROSBEAK, 3 SAVANNAH SPARROW, and I thought I had a Chipping Sparrow but need to confer with Calvin.


-MC
 

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Date: 9/25/17 9:50 am
From: Mike Carozza <mike.carozza...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Lewis' Woodpecker Fort mason battery
Flew in briefly then mobbed by crows still flying around at 837

 

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Date: 9/24/17 7:15 pm
From: 'Dave Weber' <dwbirdster...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] North Lake
I stopped at North Lake in GGP around noon and spent almost two hours there.
Only birds of note were at the north end: the Tropical Kingbird, what seemed
like a Willow Flycatcher in the reeds, and a female Northern Pintail. Most
of the time was spent looking for the Summer Tanager, never seen, but
probably heard near the small bridge - a sharp pi-tick call given two times.



Dave Weber,

Milpitas


 

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Date: 9/24/17 6:54 pm
From: H Cotter <chatwren...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Battery Godfrey - 9/24/17 - Vesper Sparrow
Spent a couple of hours at Battery Godfrey in the Presidio this morning.

Highlight was a Vesper Sparrow that flew in for all of 10 seconds and flew
off before I could photograph it.

There were many migrants moving including many warblers, meadowlarks,
Vaux's Swifts, Red-breasted Nuthatches, Band-tailed Pigeons etc.

Hugh

 

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Date: 9/24/17 6:17 pm
From: H Cotter <chatwren...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] 2017 SF Rare-bird Round Up Summary
Yesterday, Sept. 23 many SF birders participated in the annual Rare Bird
Round up.
This event was started by Alan Hopkins and I think it might be its 30th
year ?
Much of the city was covered and with the nice weather and slight easterly
winds some good birds were found.
Many of the highlights have been posted already; the following is an
overall summary of the main highlights:

Wild Turkey - Arboretum GGP; fide Rob Cullison and Angie Geiger
Eastern Kingbird - Kobbe Upton Community Garden, Presidio; David Assman and
Felix Rigau
Western Kingbird - Fort Scott; Linda Swanson, Mark Eaton
Tropical Kingbird - North Lake GGP; Fide Robbie Fischer and Joe Morlan
Townsend's Solitaire- Sutro Heights Park; H Cotter
Black and White Warbler - Fort Mason; Linda Swanson, Mark Eaton
Tennessee Warbler - Dragon Fly Creek Presidio; David Assman and Felix Rigau
Blackpoll Warbler - Skyline Grove, Fort Funston; Paul Saraceni, Ken
Schneider
Blackpoll Warbler - Fort Miley West; H Cotter
Vesper Sparrow - Tennessee Hollow, Presidio - Josiah Clark
Summer Tanager - North Lake GGP; Fide B Fitch, Bob Hall
Summer Tanager - Sutro Tower; Adam Winer

In addition many western migrants were seen by all the groups.

Thanks to everyone who participated,

Hugh Cotter
Alan Hopkins

 

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Date: 9/24/17 4:12 pm
From: Peter Pyle <ppyle...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Golden Eagle, Presidio
Today at about 1 pm a juvenile Golden Eagle was circling south over
Lincoln In the Marshall's Beach area. It was loosely associating with
two Red-taileds.

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Date: 9/24/17 10:35 am
From: Lee-Hong Chang <lhchang825...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] turkey in SF Botanical garden, GGP
Finally tracked down a turkey near Redwood Grove in botanical garden, Golden Gate Park, at about 9:30 am, Sept. 24. Thanks to Bob Gunderson for reporting his sighting yesterday.
Good birding, Lee Chang SF

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Date: 9/24/17 7:52 am
From: Dominik Mosur <polskatata...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Possible Black-chinned Hummingbird @ Sunset Reservoir 9/23/17
Just wanted to add, that the bird seemed to stick around and was seen as late as around 5:30 p.m. so perhaps it may be relocated today if anyone is in the area.

Dominik

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> On Sep 24, 2017, at 07:12, Dominik Mosur <polskatata...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Yesterday afternoon following the Round Up I headed over to my neighborhood Hawkwatch perch, the north side of Sunset Reservoir.
>
> In the Tea Tree grove just below the junction of Pacheco and 28th Avenue there was an interesting hummingbird that made some brief appearances perching in the open before being driven into cover by aggressive male Anna's. It appeared at times to fly across the street to a blooming strawberry tree next to 1967 28th Avenue.
>
> A combination of field marks lead me to suspect it may be an immature Black-chinned hummingbird. The bird had a very clean/pale look to the underparts with a pale buff wash to the flanks, a clean pale gray throat with just a few darker central feathers. A pale gray supercilium terminating with a white spot behind the eye gave it a gray crowned appearance. The bill was petite/thin black and slightly decurved. The overall build of the bird was more slim/smaller than
> Anna's. What first got my attention about this hummingbird was the soft "tsip" calls it made, in contrast to the staccato "chup" of the Anna's hummingbird(s) that would drive it off its perch and away from the strawberry tree.
>
> A few photos were obtained using phone camera through scope and can be seen in the eBird checklist here:
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39358064
>
> Dominik Mosur
> San Francisco
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 9/24/17 7:12 am
From: Dominik Mosur <polskatata...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Possible Black-chinned Hummingbird @ Sunset Reservoir 9/23/17
Yesterday afternoon following the Round Up I headed over to my neighborhood Hawkwatch perch, the north side of Sunset Reservoir.

In the Tea Tree grove just below the junction of Pacheco and 28th Avenue there was an interesting hummingbird that made some brief appearances perching in the open before being driven into cover by aggressive male Anna's. It appeared at times to fly across the street to a blooming strawberry tree next to 1967 28th Avenue.

A combination of field marks lead me to suspect it may be an immature Black-chinned hummingbird. The bird had a very clean/pale look to the underparts with a pale buff wash to the flanks, a clean pale gray throat with just a few darker central feathers. A pale gray supercilium terminating with a white spot behind the eye gave it a gray crowned appearance. The bill was petite/thin black and slightly decurved. The overall build of the bird was more slim/smaller than
Anna's. What first got my attention about this hummingbird was the soft "tsip" calls it made, in contrast to the staccato "chup" of the Anna's hummingbird(s) that would drive it off its perch and away from the strawberry tree.

A few photos were obtained using phone camera through scope and can be seen in the eBird checklist here:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39358064

Dominik Mosur
San Francisco

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Date: 9/24/17 6:10 am
From: <david_assmann...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Eastern Kingbird, Tennessee Warbler, Black-Headed Grosbeak
Felix Regau and I birded the western half of the Presidio for the rare bird roundup yesterday. The Fort Scott Community Garden was the highlight of the area with one tree on the south side of the garden playing host to at least six species of flycatcher - an EASTERN KINGBIRD, a WILLOW FLYCATCHER, a WESTERN WOOD-PEWEE, several BLACK PHOEBES, an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER and many PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHERS. A BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK was in a neighboring tree, and many WESTERN TANAGERS moved through as well. There were also two WARBLING VIREOS in the garden. Nearby, a TENNESSEE WARBLER was at the top of Dragonfly Creek. At the bottom of Lobos Creek we found a CHIPPING SPARROW, a RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, seven WESTERN TANAGERS, a SWAINSON'S THRUSH, a LAZULI BUNTING, a BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER and a SPOTTED TOWHEE.


 

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Date: 9/23/17 9:57 pm
From: Adam Winer <awiner...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Summer Tanager near Sutro Tower
This morning, I had a calling Summer Tanager in the vegetation above
Farview Court, just east of Sutro Tower, and about halfway down Farview
from its intersection with Marview.

Also nearby, I had my FOS Lincoln's Sparrow in the undergrowth beneath the
small wooded lot west of Twin Peak's Reservoir.

-- Adam Winer
SF, CA

 

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Date: 9/23/17 9:45 pm
From: Josiah Clark <josiah.clark621...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Vesper sparrow and presidio migrants
Put in a serious Rare Bird Roundup effort today in the presidio for 105 spp total. 9 spp sparrow, with the rarest bird a vesper sparrow in Tennessee hollow around 930am. Specifically the end of quarry road in the old decommissioned ball field, behind the residences now a weedy lot. It was alone, flushed from the ground into the eucs. Nice clean bib, white belly, eyering etc. looked this afternoon with Sam Saffron but it was busy with dogs and people.
A total of 4 chipping sparrows, most in the very productive, newly restored, weedy fields of Tennessee hollow. *lots of seed and sparrows here*
A First year white throated sparrow was behind building 1227 at ft Scott. Several golden-crowned today as well.
8.5 spp. Of warbler including two Nashville (one at the vesper sparrow) and what appeared to be a hermit X bt grey hybrid At mt lake park. Back side, at the bottom of the golf course maintenance gate in cypress.
Other birds of note: bg gnatcatcher, osprey, w meadowlarks, willow fly, perched barn owl, -ft Scott
No ID empid- community garden, dead pine (whitting, round eyering, short wing projection, white throat, greyish bird- least?)
Local Red crossbill, Rb nuthatches- 1, ww2 monument
Acorn woodpecker-presidio cemetery
A very good dawn push with waves of common migrants all around by the coastal bluffs with birds moving east.
Finally a Fishing buddy just had two barn owls from his house tonight right below golden gate heights park, the one on lake st still here too.






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Date: 9/23/17 9:36 pm
From: <lorilee415...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Seeking Help with Probable Gull Hybrid
At Crissy Field Lagoon Sat, Sept 23, 2017 about 5:30 pm. Dark-backed gull (similar in color to a neighboring western), a little smaller than a western, black tip to heavy yellow bill, pink legs, and when it flew its white tail had bits of black steaking in its middle. It also seemed to have a couple of black tertial feathers. It seemed to be a mature bird. Is this something other than "western hybrid"?


Pictures at: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39357629 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39357629



Much Thanks,
Lori Lee
SF, CA
 

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Date: 9/23/17 8:07 pm
From: Mike Carozza <mike.carozza...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Tropical Kingbird seen at 6pm
Joe Morlan's tropical Kingbird seen as late as 6pm on the north side of
North Lake, perched low in a willow. Had pintail, coot, bc night Heron and
tropical Kingbird in view at once. Saw it high in east eucs too. Also a
Nashville warbler.

 

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Date: 9/23/17 5:34 pm
From: Richard Bradus <grizzledjay...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Empid purgatory
Ahh, fall. At last the weather is wonderful and the migrants are tumbling out. But over the past couple of days I've been both excited and tortured by empidonax identification. 
Yesterday (Sept. 22) there were at least six "western" type flycatchers in Lafayette Park, two of which vocalized and were clearly Pac-slope. Plus another empid that was distinctly different, which I'm now convinced was a HAMMOND'S as it showed a long primary projection and a narrow beak and was much grayer than all the westerns. Full description at: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39335648
Today (Sept. 23) I didn't realize was a bird blitz - ran into Hugh at the East Wash and continued (separately) to East Fort Miley where we both got sore necks craning at the treetops in the picnic area. Here I also spotted an unusual empid, high up but well seen initially in silhouette (which I was unable to photograph because - of course - I didn't have my camera out). My initial impression was of a small empid, quite compact, with the head a bit too large for the body, and short wings. It flew out but thankfully returned for some rather poor looks and photos. Again showing a compact body shape with rather short but dark wings with bold wing bars, a moderate primary extension (not short as I mistakenly thought at first), with the bill dark on the distal half (unlike the westerns that are usually yellow-orange along the entire lower mandible). I reported it tentatively as "empidonax species", but I'm pretty sure it was a LEAST FLYCATCHER. Full checklist and crummy photos at: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39354317
Please let me know what you all think, as clearly I've got a lot to learn about empid ID. 
Also, of local interest, had FOS (FOF?) Hermit Thrush yesterday at Lafayette Park and FOS Golden-crowned Sparrows at Ft. Miley West and Say's Phoebe at the east wash today (thanks Hugh!). Plus lots of typical western migrants, with more Black-throated Grays than I've ever seen and Western Tanagers, vireos and other warblers all over. Nice!
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Date: 9/23/17 4:23 pm
From: Joseph Morlan <jmorlan...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Tropical Kingbird at North Lake
This morning Bob Dunn put us on to a TROPICAL KINGBIRD at the north end of
North Lake. It was by the picnic tables.

Photos at:

https://fog.ccsf.edu/~jmorlan/TropicalKingbirdP1120097.htm
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Date: 9/23/17 11:10 am
From: Derek Heins <dlheins...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Summer tanager North Lake
Just seen 50 yards north of the wooden bridge

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Date: 9/22/17 10:28 pm
From: 'Alvaro Jaramillo' <chucao...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Fantastic day out on the water today.
Hello all,

Today was a really pleasant and fun day to be on a pelagic. Nice light,
super clear skies, and a great assortment of birds. Our highlights were
multiple views of Flesh-footed Shearwater, being conservative we are calling
it one bird although it could have been two different birds as it was found
on multiple occasions over a period of time. Similarly, multiple sightings
of South Polar Skua, minimum two birds and a total of about 6 individual
sightings. The Flesh-foot and Skuas were in San Francisco county. Lots of
Pink-footed, Sooty, and Buller's shearwaters, a couple of Ashy Storm
Petrels, the common alcids plus Tufted Puffin. Great views of many
Black-footed Albatross, some nice Pomarines and Parasitic jaegers as well.
Certain parts of the route were just wonderful, action packed, and the views
of everything today seemed to be good to exceptional. The whale show was
fantastic, being surrounded by Blue Whales at times, many Humpbacks, again
just outstanding views in good weather. Running back home we came across a
group of Risso's Dolphins, which gave great views..once again.

Good birds, good whales, awesome views, nice weather. It was an
outstanding day.

Out again in October from Half Moon Bay, and this weekend in Monterey.

http://alvarosadventures.com/boat-trips/pelagics/

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Date: 9/22/17 7:50 pm
From: Josiah Clark <josiah.clark621...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Lobos valley this evening
A better than usual afternoon walk for this area in my experience with good diversity.
6 spp of warbler including 1 Bt gray and 1 yellowthroat, 1 willow, 2 western flycatchers, 4 house and 2 bewick's Wren. 4 spp of raptor including a Cooper's and a male American kestrel has set up on the wires there. Also bluebirds, a hairy woodpecker and pine siskins about.
A couple of purple finches were foraging and hanging around fruiting twinberry, my first in some time. They seem to take a summer vacation.
A barn owl was hanging around and calling frequently by 17th and lake st the last two nights, hunting rats no doubt. Coyotes and gh owl have been common night sounds here as well. Good luck rounding up those birds everybody!

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Date: 9/22/17 6:34 pm
From: <david_assmann...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Fort Mason Local Interest
Good pulses of expected migrants this morning through Fort Mason including 30+ WESTERN TANAGERS, 5+ YELLOW WARBLERS, 4+ WARBLING VIREOS, TOWNSEND'S WARBLERS, BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLERS, ORANGE CROWNED WARBLERS, WESTERN WOOD PEWEES, PACIFIC SLOPE FLYCATCHERS, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, HERMIT WARBLER, and a tantalizingly short look at a warbler with wing bars. Four WESTERN BLUEBIRDS were near the garden. One SHARP SHINED HAWK was chased by AMERICAN CROWS, who also chased a RED-TAILED HAWK and two COOPER'S HAWK. One GOLDEN CROWNED SPARROW was outside the garden. Yesterday I had close looks at one of the WANDERING TATTLERS.


 

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Date: 9/22/17 4:19 pm
From: Lee Guichan <guichan.lee...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Summer Tanager, North Lake, G.G.P.
Hello,
The Summer Tanager was on the Southwest side of the lake about 12:45 pm,
flew to trees near wooden bridge .
It was also North of the restrooms in the huge pine tree, close to foot
path to wooden bridge, later flew west towards the golf course.
It may be a first year male, thick bill, white above eye, crown light
brown, tail light red, under tail coverts were light red, faint brown on
upper breast, light yellow belly, upper wings brownish red.
Mark Lin & Calvin Lee, were also there.

Sam Safran found it early morning Wed. 20th Sept. Good find Sam, thank you.

There were also two Western Tanagers, one Red-tailed Hawk, three Song
Sparrows, one American Coot, eight Mallard Ducks, one Yellow Warbler, one
Wilson's Warbler, one Black Phoebe, one Pacific Wren, Two Stellar Jays, two
Ravens, one Turkey Voulture, two Pied-billed Grebes, one female Downy
Woodpecker, one willow flycatcher, one Pacific Slope Flycatcher, three
Pygmy Nuthatch, & two Anna's Hummingbirds.

Lee Guichan
San Francisco

 

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Date: 9/22/17 1:13 pm
From: <paulsaraceni...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Fwd: Blackpoll Warbler continues @ Skyline Grove, 9/22/17
[Thanks to Dom for forwarding my message to SFBirds after my email from the field got caught in SFBirds purgatory.]

Other species of local interest I observed in the vicinity before departing around 10:30 included:

"Western" Flycatcher 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Bewick's Wren 3
Hermit Warbler 1 f./imm.
Chipping Sparrow 2 (1 streaked juv. & 1 imm. with Zono flock in a brushy area up the hill and W of Skyline Grove)
Fox Sparrow 3

A short while ago an ad. WHITE-TAILED KITE flew NE high over my house in Cole Valley.

Paul Saraceni
San Francisco

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From: "Dominik Mosur <polskatata...> [SFBirds]" <SFBirds-noreply...>
To: "SFBirds" <sfbirds...>
Sent: Friday, September 22, 2017 10:09:22 AM
Subject: [SFBirds] Fwd: Blackpoll Warbler continues @ Skyline Grove, 9/22/17

The BLACKPOLL WARBLER found by Dominik Mosur on 9/20 continues this morning (Friday, 9/22 @ 8:30-45) in the same location where reported by Dom -- the opening in the trees just north of the first (south) section of Skyline Grove, Ft Funston, where the cypress trunks are covered with a reddish growth. It's with a flock of Yellow and Townsend's Warblers.

2 Say's Phoebes are presently in the nearby open area.

Paul Saraceni
San Francisco

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Date: 9/22/17 12:25 pm
From: cdlou37 <cdlou37...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Fwd: Blackpoll Warbler continues @ Skyline Grove, 9/22/17
The Blackpool warbler was still in the flock between 1105-1130am. The flock ranged from the North End of the Skyline Grove (south of the reddish growth trees) to the concrete bunker. Last seen near bunker.There 3 yellow warblers, 4 townsends warbler and a hermit warbler in the flock.
Calvin LouSF


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-------- Original message --------From: "Dominik Mosur <polskatata...> [SFBirds]" <SFBirds-noreply...> Date: 9/22/17 10:09 AM (GMT-08:00) To: SFBirds <sfbirds...> Subject: [SFBirds] Fwd: Blackpoll Warbler continues @ Skyline Grove, 9/22/17

 











The BLACKPOLL WARBLER found by Dominik Mosur on 9/20 continues this morning (Friday, 9/22 @ 8:30-45) in the same location where reported by Dom -- the opening in the trees just north of the first (south) section of Skyline Grove, Ft Funston, where the cypress trunks are covered with a reddish growth. It's with a flock of Yellow and Townsend's Warblers.

2 Say's Phoebes are presently in the nearby open area.

Paul Saraceni
San Francisco

Sent from XFINITY Connect Mobile App










 

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Date: 9/22/17 10:55 am
From: Mark Eaton <marksffo...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] white winged parakeet still in San Francisco?
Robert,

I went through eBird for the last 5 years for both Yellow-chevroned and White-winged Parakeet and could only find one record from 2013 near the historical center of the population. The few recent records seem to have no pattern I could discern. It seems reasonable to conclude that the Dolores Park population is extirpated, which seems to agree with a private thread i was involved in from two years ago.

Mark
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Mark Eaton
Photography: http://www.markeaton.org






> On Sep 21, 2017, at 17:18, Robert Martin <rpjmartin555...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
>
> Hello,
>
> A quick favor to ask of this group.
>
> I am doing some research on San Francisco based non-natives and was wondering if anyone knows of a place to have a reasonable chance of finding a white-winged or yellow-chevroned parakeet.
>
> I have looked at ebird to see where sightings have been posted in the past several years. Does anyone know if this species is still seen?
>
> I have looked among the cherry headed conures but have never seen the parakeets associating with them.
>
> Please direct message me with any information, advice or comments.
>
> Many thanks,
>
> Robert Martin
>
>
>
> White-winged Parakeet (Brotogeris versicolurus)
>
> Yellow-chevroned Parakeet (Brotogeris chiriri)
>
>
>
>


 

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Date: 9/22/17 10:09 am
From: Dominik Mosur <polskatata...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Fwd: Blackpoll Warbler continues @ Skyline Grove, 9/22/17

>
> The BLACKPOLL WARBLER found by Dominik Mosur on 9/20 continues this morning (Friday, 9/22 @ 8:30-45) in the same location where reported by Dom -- the opening in the trees just north of the first (south) section of Skyline Grove, Ft Funston, where the cypress trunks are covered with a reddish growth. It's with a flock of Yellow and Townsend's Warblers.
>
> 2 Say's Phoebes are presently in the nearby open area.
>
> Paul Saraceni
> San Francisco
>
> Sent from XFINITY Connect Mobile App
>

 

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