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2/19/19 8:37 am Bob Toleno <bob...> [SFBirds] Cattle Egret continues at Harding Park Golf Course
2/19/19 6:55 am Dave Weber <dwbirdster...> [SFBirds] Skimmer Feb 19
2/18/19 8:14 pm Paul Saraceni <paulsaraceni...> [SFBirds] Palm Warbler in Cole Valley, SF, 2/18/19
2/18/19 3:54 pm Lee-Hong Chang via Groups.Io <lhchang825=<yahoo.com...> [SFBirds] Cattle Egret @ Harding Park Gold Course
2/18/19 1:08 pm <greylag64...> [SFBirds] Black Skimmer
2/18/19 11:53 am <greylag64...> [SFBirds] Cattle egret just landed
2/18/19 11:48 am <greylag64...> [SFBirds] Cattle egret at Harding Park
2/18/19 11:44 am Ralph McKinnon via Groups.Io <mckinnon_ralph=<yahoo.com...> Re: [SFBirds] Cattle Egret
2/18/19 9:00 am David Assmann via Groups.Io <david_assmann=<yahoo.com...> [SFBirds] Cattle Egret
2/18/19 5:55 am David Assmann via Groups.Io <david_assmann=<yahoo.com...> [SFBirds] Orchard Oriole
2/17/19 9:23 pm Felix Rigau via Groups.Io <flix=<yahoo.com...> [SFBirds] Crissy Field: Black Skimmer
2/17/19 4:42 pm Dominik Mosur <dominikmosur...> [SFBirds] Sutro seawatch 2/17/19
2/17/19 11:46 am Dan Harris <dh1236...> [SFBirds] Black Skimmer
2/17/19 11:13 am Joachim Gonzalez <gonzalexgaming21...> [SFBirds] Palm Warbler Lake Merced
2/16/19 5:00 pm Eddie Bartley <eddie...> [SFBirds] Skimmers skimming, bittern bitterning
2/16/19 4:56 pm Richard Bradus via Groups.Io <grizzledjay=<yahoo.com...> [SFBirds] Black Skimmer remains
2/16/19 4:37 pm Joachim Gonzalez <gonzalexgaming21...> [SFBirds] Black Skimmer GONE
2/16/19 3:45 pm Joachim Gonzalez <gonzalexgaming21...> [SFBirds] Black Skimmer left
2/15/19 4:44 pm Siobhan Ruck <ms.siobhan.ruck...> [SFBirds] Skimmers at Wave Organ now
2/15/19 3:52 pm Brian Turner <brianturner6...> Re: [SFBirds] Black Skimmer update
2/15/19 3:33 pm Felix Rigau via Groups.Io <flix=<yahoo.com...> Re: [SFBirds] Black Skimmers
2/15/19 11:52 am David Nelson <David...> [SFBirds] Black Skimmer
2/15/19 11:32 am Rudyard Wallen <arelist12...> [SFBirds] Black Skimmer update
2/15/19 10:10 am Alan Hopkins <alanhopkins...> [SFBirds] Skimmers
2/14/19 7:58 pm Peter Pyle <ppyle...> Re: [SFBirds] Skimmers at Crissy
2/14/19 4:13 pm Aaron Maizlish <aaron.maizlish...> Re: [SFBirds] Skimmers at Crissy
2/14/19 3:03 pm Jonah Benningfield via Groups.Io <falco1440=<yahoo.com...> Re: [SFBirds] Skimmers at Crissy
2/14/19 2:48 pm Jonah Benningfield via Groups.Io <falco1440=<yahoo.com...> Re: [SFBirds] Skimmers at Crissy
2/14/19 2:42 pm Jonah Benningfield via Groups.Io <falco1440=<yahoo.com...> [SFBirds] Skimmers at Crissy
2/14/19 9:00 am Sarah Burton <burtosarah...> Re: [SFBirds] Red-necked grebe baker beach
2/13/19 10:22 pm Jonah Benningfield via Groups.Io <falco1440=<yahoo.com...> Re: [SFBirds] Black Skimmers at Fort Mason Yacht Harbor fide Jonah Benningfield
2/13/19 7:47 pm Josiah Clark <josiah.clark621...> [SFBirds] Red-necked grebe baker beach
2/13/19 5:51 pm Logan Kahle <logan...> [SFBirds] Black Skimmers at Fort Mason Yacht Harbor fide Jonah Benningfield
2/12/19 11:45 am sfconifer via Groups.Io <sfconifer=<yahoo.com...> Re: [SFBirds] Presidio Great Horned Owls
2/12/19 11:06 am Siobhan Ruck <ms.siobhan.ruck...> Re: [SFBirds] Presidio Great Horned Owls
2/12/19 9:01 am sfconifer via Groups.Io <sfconifer=<yahoo.com...> [SFBirds] Presidio Great Horned Owls
2/11/19 7:45 pm Brian Fitch <fogeggs...> [SFBirds] R-n Grebe, etc.
2/10/19 5:48 pm Joachim Gonzalez <gonzalexgaming21...> [SFBirds] Correction on Pigeon Guillemot Sighting
2/10/19 8:12 am Ken Moy <ken.moy62...> [SFBirds] Black Throated Green Warbler @ Stow Lake/Strawberry Hill
2/9/19 11:43 am Joachim Gonzalez <gonzalexgaming21...> [SFBirds] Pigeon Guillemot in the Bay
2/8/19 5:30 pm Roberta Guise <roberta...> [SFBirds] Hermit Thrush takes brisk bath in Glen Park garden
2/6/19 7:50 pm Maureen Lahiff via Groups.Io <MLahiff=<aol.com...> [SFBirds] GGAS classes: field photography with a pro
2/3/19 3:53 pm Jonah Benningfield via Groups.Io <falco1440=<yahoo.com...> [SFBirds] Black-throated Green seems to continue
2/3/19 9:39 am Jonah Benningfield via Groups.Io <falco1440=<yahoo.com...> [SFBirds] Adult Kittiwake at Sutro Baths
2/2/19 4:32 pm Alvaro Jaramillo <chucao...> Re: [SFBirds] Black-legged Kittiwake at Cliff House (2 Feb)
2/2/19 4:23 pm Peter Pyle <ppyle...> Re: [SFBirds] Black-legged Kittiwake at Cliff House (2 Feb)
2/2/19 4:20 pm Peter Pyle <ppyle...> Re: [SFBirds] Black-legged Kittiwake at Cliff House (2 Feb)
2/2/19 4:04 pm Alvaro Jaramillo <chucao...> Re: [SFBirds] Black-legged Kittiwake at Cliff House (2 Feb)
2/2/19 3:48 pm Joe Morlan <jmorlan...> Re: [SFBirds] Black-legged Kittiwake at Cliff House (2 Feb)
2/2/19 2:24 pm John Sterling <jsterling...> Re: [SFBirds] Black-legged Kittiwake at Cliff House (2 Feb)
2/2/19 2:05 pm Peter Pyle <ppyle...> Re: [SFBirds] Black-legged Kittiwake at Cliff House (2 Feb)
2/2/19 12:22 pm Joachim Gonzalez <gonzalexgaming21...> [SFBirds] Fort Mason
2/2/19 10:58 am Ken Schneider <kschnei1...> [SFBirds] Black-legged Kittiwake at Cliff House (2 Feb)
2/1/19 8:26 pm David Assmann via Groups.Io <david_assmann=<yahoo.com...> [SFBirds] Orchard Oriole and other expected birds at Fort Mason
2/1/19 10:13 am Dominik Mosur <dominikmosur...> [SFBirds] early breeding behavior
1/31/19 5:56 pm David Assmann via Groups.Io <david_assmann=<yahoo.com...> [SFBirds] American Bittern
1/28/19 7:31 pm Brian Fitch <fogeggs...> [SFBirds] Sutro & L Merced
1/28/19 11:13 am David Assmann via Groups.Io <david_assmann=<yahoo.com...> [SFBirds] Wilson’s Warbler at Sue Bierman Park
1/28/19 9:33 am Josiah Clark <josiah.clark621...> [SFBirds] Eastern phoebe 17th ave and lobos creek
1/27/19 11:19 pm Paul Saraceni <paulsaraceni...> [SFBirds] Recent Battery Godfrey sightings, Jan. 25 & 27, etc.
1/24/19 2:37 pm Dominik Mosur <dominikmosur...> [SFBirds] Recent misc.
1/23/19 5:26 pm Richard Bradus via Groups.Io <grizzledjay=<yahoo.com...> [SFBirds] Interesting Fox Sparrow at Fort Mason
1/22/19 3:21 pm Jonah Benningfield via Groups.Io <falco1440=<yahoo.com...> Re: [SFBirds] Elegant/Royal Tern Crissy Field
1/22/19 3:06 pm Jonah Benningfield via Groups.Io <falco1440=<yahoo.com...> [SFBirds] Elegant/Royal Tern Crissy Field
1/22/19 2:42 pm David Assmann via Groups.Io <david_assmann=<yahoo.com...> [SFBirds] Crissy Field and El Polin Spring
1/21/19 7:30 pm kim <leo811sf...> Re: [SFBirds] Waterfowl pair at Stow Lake
1/21/19 6:55 pm Dan Harris <dh1236...> [SFBirds] Waterfowl pair at Stow Lake
1/21/19 12:06 pm Josiah Clark <josiah.clark621...> [SFBirds] Crissy Cassins vireo and birds of late
 
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Date: 2/19/19 8:37 am
From: Bob Toleno <bob...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Cattle Egret continues at Harding Park Golf Course
At 6:55 this morning, i observed the continuing CATTLE EGRET on the small
patch of lawn in front of the Harding Park Golf Shop next to the main golf
course parking lot.

Bob Toleno
Hayward

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Date: 2/19/19 6:55 am
From: Dave Weber <dwbirdster...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Skimmer Feb 19
Black Skimmer is on the floating breakwater at the marina 6:50 am.Dave Weber,MilpitasBy phone
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Date: 2/18/19 8:14 pm
From: Paul Saraceni <paulsaraceni...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Palm Warbler in Cole Valley, SF, 2/18/19
Today around 3:30 PM while walking in Cole Valley I came across an unexpected PALM WARBLER on the S side of 17th St., about 4 houses E of Cole St. It popped up from low bushes in front of a house and then flew across the sidewalk into a small street tree, where I watched it tail-pumping while it perched just a few feet away. It was a rather drably-plumaged individual, presumable of the "western" subspecies, except for its bright yellow undertail coverts.


Paul Saraceni

San Francisco

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Date: 2/18/19 3:54 pm
From: Lee-Hong Chang via Groups.Io <lhchang825=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Cattle Egret @ Harding Park Gold Course
Foraging on 18th fairway now. 
Lee Chang SF 

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Date: 2/18/19 1:08 pm
From: <greylag64...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Black Skimmer
Well, it’s high tide, so there’s almost no beach. One Skimmer is asleep on the barge/breakwater btw Scott St and Wave Organ. 13:06
Laurie Graham
South SF


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Date: 2/18/19 11:53 am
From: <greylag64...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Cattle egret just landed
On lawn across from boat house
Laurie Graham


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Date: 2/18/19 11:48 am
From: <greylag64...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Cattle egret at Harding Park
Seen at 11:39 flying west from golf course. Not refound.
Laurie Graham


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Date: 2/18/19 11:44 am
From: Ralph McKinnon via Groups.Io <mckinnon_ralph=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Cattle Egret
Now present where David described, across road and parking area from boathouse. Also moving around west end of Harding Park GC. Hunting on wet lawns. 
Comfortable with many people nearby. 
On Monday, February 18, 2019, 9:00 AM, David Assmann via Groups.Io <david_assmann=<yahoo.com...> wrote:

Near Carlos statue boathouse Lake Merced 



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Date: 2/18/19 9:00 am
From: David Assmann via Groups.Io <david_assmann=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Cattle Egret
Near Carlos statue boathouse Lake Merced

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Date: 2/18/19 5:55 am
From: David Assmann via Groups.Io <david_assmann=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Orchard Oriole
The young male ORCHARD ORIOLE continues in the garden at Fort Mason, providing great views for the participants in the monthly GGAS walk. A PEREGRINE FALCON flew over. Two LINCOLN'S SPARROWS continue in the garden. A BAND-TAILED PIGEON was in the Battery. And, on the abandoned pier, a SURFBIRD sat where the Tattler usually perches. A visit over to the Golden Gate Yacht Club Harbor to find the BLACK SKIMMER (which was still there), also yielded a RED-NECKED GREBE.

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Date: 2/17/19 9:23 pm
From: Felix Rigau via Groups.Io <flix=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Crissy Field: Black Skimmer
Late this afternoon I returned to look for the Black Skimmer by the Wave Organ but it wasn't there. So I hot-footed back over to Crissy Field Lagoon where I found it sleeping on a mudflat along with "gulls and waders". The light was dimming fast. The crimson sunset over the city skyline with a nearly full moon rising above the cumulus clouds was spectacular. I waited and waited for this now solo bird to wake up and spread its wings. At dusk it suddenly jumped up and started skimming over the water with it's lower mandible sharply cutting the surface like a knife. I watched as it flew across the lagoon several times before I lost it in the dim light. A wonderful and timely show to end a beautiful day!!

Good Birding,

Felix Rigau

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Date: 2/17/19 4:42 pm
From: Dominik Mosur <dominikmosur...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Sutro seawatch 2/17/19
Did a seawatch from the observation deck above Sutro Baths this morning from 7-10:30 a.m, joined for parts of the effort by Joachim Gonzalez, Oscar Moss, Jonah & Max Benningfield, Josiah Clark, Eddie Monson and parents.

Some highlights:

Marbled Murrelets - (2) pairs flew by around 9 a.m, then around 9:30 Jonah spotted two on the water and eventually the whole party got scope looks

Red-necked Grebes - (2) floated into view on the dropping tide, north side of the observation deck around 10:20

Red-throated Loons - 1300, carefully counted with Joachim's help, streaming north starting at sunrise

On Thursday morning (2/14), there were (2) Tricolored Blackbirds feeding on Irving and 22nd Avenue with about a dozen Brewer's Blackbirds.

Dominik Mosur
San Francisco

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Date: 2/17/19 11:46 am
From: Dan Harris <dh1236...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Black Skimmer
One is resting on the floating dock/pier south and a bit east of the Wave
Organ.
Dan Harris
San Francisco
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Date: 2/17/19 11:13 am
From: Joachim Gonzalez <gonzalexgaming21...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Palm Warbler Lake Merced
Probably the same bird seen months ago. Next to Carlos 3 King of Spain.
Eddie spotted.

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Date: 2/16/19 5:00 pm
From: Eddie Bartley <eddie...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Skimmers skimming, bittern bitterning
Noreen and I took a spin around the waterfront on Friday with a Netherlander
birder. He had happened upon Skimmer admirers Thursday and, upon seeing he
was with binoculars, these birders pointed out the rare visitors - he was
delighted not only with the birds but also how friendly and helpful these
birders were . Thanks and yay for that!



On the way to Crissy we could see the Skimmers on the beach so we stopped
and admired them as well as 4 Surfbirds and a Black Turnstone. There was an
odd fourth cycle/adult hybrid Gull. Western mostly but a couple of shades
lighter gray on the mantle, a smallish bright yellow-orange bill (compared
to typical adult Westerns), bright yellow orbital, pale gray eyes with
barely pinkish/nearly yellowish legs. Also some slight, blurry gray winter
flecking in the head and neck. I dunno, maybe the leg color was from age or
diet but unusual for sure. Got a few photos to perplex over. Several
Heermann's Gulls and a couple of Iceland Gulls (on the platform to the east)
rounded out the quick stop nicely.



Just as we walked up to Crissy Lagoon from the east two BLACK SKIMMERS swept
in from the same direction and immediately began skimming. Was a bit
surprised as the water had rather high ripples (1 - 2 inches) for that
method of fishing but, when you are a skimmer, I guess you have few other
choices for feeding and feed you must. We didn't see them catch anything
after about ten minutes and went snipe hunting (yes) but, on a return swing,
ran into Rudy Wallen and Dan Harris on the lagoon bridge, Rudi had just seen
one skimmer with a fish in its' mouth being harassed by a gull so, the
lagoon water was evidently not too disturbed.



The road down to Ft. Point was closed so we went next to Cliff House. From
out of the gate came a fast moving squall replete with a loud thunder clap
and bb sized hail lasting for 6 or 8 minutes as we neared Baker Beach - hail
at the beach wow! At Cliff House it was a real hide and seek game on the
water with high numbers of grebes and Red-throated Loons in the troughs, a
few scoters around. The expected rocky shorebird species were on the rocks,
in the water we found a single RED-NECKED GREBE just beyond the Seal Rocks
and a likely White-winged Scoter that seemed to disappear before we could
get a good enough look to document it.



North Lake: we circled starting with a heavy drizzle then sunshine. The
AMERICAN BITTERN was stalking the eastern shore in reeds, two male Allen's
were displaying, one female ALLEN"S HUMMINGBIRD appeared to be gathering
nesting material.



Ended the day in a blustery way with 30 mph wind, intermittent water drops
and rainbows at Heron's Head. Most of the action was at India Basin cove but
after a walk to the head and back, well, there' sonly so much exhilarating
weather you can do in a day, we got on our way.



Happy Trails!



Eddie Bartley


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Date: 2/16/19 4:56 pm
From: Richard Bradus via Groups.Io <grizzledjay=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Black Skimmer remains
Hi all
As others have noted, there is one remaining Black Skimmer hanging out in the St. Francis Yacht Club harbor/Wave Organ area. Today (Feb. 16) when I arrived just after 3:30pm it was soaking up the sun at the edge of the "beach" below the rocks leading to the wave organ, maintaining its position despite multiple people nearby and a man and a dog that walked just a few meters away. It eventually went for a sortie around the area, unfortunately not skimming, but it did fly almost right past me as I stood at water's edge just off Marina Green (and apparently off to Crissy Field and back). It again settled for a time at the edge of the rocks just below the wave organ until chased away by people venturing onto the beach, but it was again resting on the sand just to the west when I left.
Also a good assortment of other fowl, including some unusual behavior: a sanderling that was foraging along the top of the cement breakwater, weaving in and out of the gulls, and a lone starling that decided to glean among the rocks below the seawall.
Thanks Jonah!
Richard BradusSan Francisco

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Date: 2/16/19 4:37 pm
From: Joachim Gonzalez <gonzalexgaming21...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Black Skimmer GONE
The Skimmer is not at Crissy Field. Maybe back at Wave Organ. Maybe it flew
out to the ocean.

Joachim

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Date: 2/16/19 3:45 pm
From: Joachim Gonzalez <gonzalexgaming21...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Black Skimmer left
As of now the single Black Skimmer left flying west, possibly to Crissy. It
was getting mobbed by a gull before it left so it might be skittish. Worth
a look at the lagoon.
Good Birding
Joachim

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Date: 2/15/19 4:44 pm
From: Siobhan Ruck <ms.siobhan.ruck...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Skimmers at Wave Organ now
For any considering a stop after work, both birds are at the wave organ “beach”

Siobhan Ruck, SF

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Date: 2/15/19 3:52 pm
From: Brian Turner <brianturner6...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Black Skimmer update
Both birds currently at east end of wave organ on sheltered beach to the
south.

Brian T.

On Fri, Feb 15, 2019, 11:32 AM Rudyard Wallen <arelist12...> wrote:

> 11:28am both at Wave Organ. Flew north for lunch. Minutes later one
> flying around yacht parking lot with a fish in its mouth, trying to shake a
> marauding gull. Flew back south.
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Date: 2/15/19 3:33 pm
From: Felix Rigau via Groups.Io <flix=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Black Skimmers
A wild and wonderful morning! On my walk to the “Wave Organ” I had good, close up views of two Black Skimmers on the beach at the end of the jetty. 

 

Dan Murphy and Russ Bright, two great birders whom I've known from my early birding years but don’t see often, were also birding there. As we were chatting a long dark line of clouds headed our way, looking quite ominous. I bid my friends adieu and started my walk back. At the parking area I observed a Surfbird walking along the base of the retaining wall. Russ and Dan were then approaching and I shared my sighting. That led to a short discussion on birds less frequently seen in the city then in years past — American Kestrel and Ruddy Turnstone. 

 

By this time the thunderous clouds were on top of us. It started to hail and blow strongly. I’m very grateful to Dan who gave me shelter from the storm in the cab of his truck.

And thanks to Jonah for a great find!

 

Good Birding.

 

 

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Date: 2/15/19 11:52 am
From: David Nelson <David...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Black Skimmer
One Black Skimmer on the beach south of the wave organ at the east end of the SF Yacht Club parking area at 11:48am.

David W. Nelson

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Date: 2/15/19 11:32 am
From: Rudyard Wallen <arelist12...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Black Skimmer update
11:28am both at Wave Organ. Flew north for lunch. Minutes later one flying
around yacht parking lot with a fish in its mouth, trying to shake a
marauding gull. Flew back south.

Rudy W
SF

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Date: 2/15/19 10:10 am
From: Alan Hopkins <alanhopkins...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Skimmers
Here now on beach near wave organ.10amSent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device
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Date: 2/14/19 7:58 pm
From: Peter Pyle <ppyle...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Skimmers at Crissy
Some additional photos are here
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52708418

Both adults (ASYs) at different stages of molt -
p5 dropped and p9 dropped. Adults by lack of pale
tips to unmolted primary coverts and molt clines
in remiges and among wing coverts.Thanks to Jonah
for discovering, refinding, and quickly reporting these birds.

Peter

At 03:03 PM 2/14/2019, Jonah Benningfield via Groups.Io wrote:
>Out at the end of wave organ now.
>
>,
>Jonah
>
> > On Feb 14, 2019, at 2:48 PM, Jonah
> Benningfield via Groups.Io <falco1440=<yahoo.com...> wrote:
> >
> > Crap, they flew.
> >
> > Jonah
> >
> >> On Feb 14, 2019, at 2:41 PM, Jonah
> Benningfield via Groups.Io <falco1440=<yahoo.com...> wrote:
> >>
> >> Yo,
> >> Two BLACK SKIMMERS (presumably the same two)
> are hauled out at Crissy. I’ll chill with
> them for like 15 mins if anyone’s nearby.
> >>
> >> all the best,
> >> Jonah B.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> >
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Date: 2/14/19 4:13 pm
From: Aaron Maizlish <aaron.maizlish...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Skimmers at Crissy
The two black skimmers are sitting at the end of the platform at the entrance to the Saint Francis Yacht Harbor. You can walk out to the end of the wave organ, or you can be lazy like me and see them from the end of the Marina Green parking lot. I suppose if you are exceptionally skilled with binoculars you might be able to see them without rolling to a complete stop. Thanks, Jonah

Aaron Maizlish
San Francisco CA
> On Feb 14, 2019, at 3:03 PM, Jonah Benningfield via Groups.Io <falco1440=<yahoo.com...> wrote:
>
> Out at the end of wave organ now.
>
> ,
> Jonah
>
>> On Feb 14, 2019, at 2:48 PM, Jonah Benningfield via Groups.Io <falco1440=<yahoo.com...> wrote:
>>
>> Crap, they flew.
>>
>> Jonah
>>
>>> On Feb 14, 2019, at 2:41 PM, Jonah Benningfield via Groups.Io <falco1440=<yahoo.com...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Yo,
>>> Two BLACK SKIMMERS (presumably the same two) are hauled out at Crissy. I’ll chill with them for like 15 mins if anyone’s nearby.
>>>
>>> all the best,
>>> Jonah B.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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Date: 2/14/19 3:03 pm
From: Jonah Benningfield via Groups.Io <falco1440=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Skimmers at Crissy
Out at the end of wave organ now.

,
Jonah

> On Feb 14, 2019, at 2:48 PM, Jonah Benningfield via Groups.Io <falco1440=<yahoo.com...> wrote:
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> Crap, they flew.
>
> Jonah
>
>> On Feb 14, 2019, at 2:41 PM, Jonah Benningfield via Groups.Io <falco1440=<yahoo.com...> wrote:
>>
>> Yo,
>> Two BLACK SKIMMERS (presumably the same two) are hauled out at Crissy. I’ll chill with them for like 15 mins if anyone’s nearby.
>>
>> all the best,
>> Jonah B.
>>
>>
>>
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Date: 2/14/19 2:48 pm
From: Jonah Benningfield via Groups.Io <falco1440=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Skimmers at Crissy
Crap, they flew.

Jonah

> On Feb 14, 2019, at 2:41 PM, Jonah Benningfield via Groups.Io <falco1440=<yahoo.com...> wrote:
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> Yo,
> Two BLACK SKIMMERS (presumably the same two) are hauled out at Crissy. I’ll chill with them for like 15 mins if anyone’s nearby.
>
> all the best,
> Jonah B.
>
>
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Date: 2/14/19 2:42 pm
From: Jonah Benningfield via Groups.Io <falco1440=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Skimmers at Crissy
Yo,
Two BLACK SKIMMERS (presumably the same two) are hauled out at Crissy. I’ll chill with them for like 15 mins if anyone’s nearby.

all the best,
Jonah B.

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Date: 2/14/19 9:00 am
From: Sarah Burton <burtosarah...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Red-necked grebe baker beach
Thank you, Josiah! What time of day did the RTLO fly out of gate?

Best,
Sarah

On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 7:47 PM Josiah Clark <josiah.clark621...>
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> Went out to see what the storm dragged in at Baker Beach. A stealthy
> red-necked grebe was in with increased numbers of scoters nearshore. 710
> red-throated loons flew out of the gate during a calm period, presumably
> seeking shelter in the bay. Also very out of my norm for my yard at my
> recently re-activated feeder, a very tame male brown-headed cowbird. I’ve
> looked for the eastern phoebe many mornings in the last couple weeks but no
> sign of it.
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Date: 2/13/19 10:22 pm
From: Jonah Benningfield via Groups.Io <falco1440=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Black Skimmers at Fort Mason Yacht Harbor fide Jonah Benningfield
Hi birders,
Ok, here's the story with the Skimmers.This afternoon, during my sailing practice (around 5:20), I was headed out of the Golden Gate Yacht Club harbor, when I saw a flock of medium-sized shorebirds flying overhead, possibly BBPL, but I don't really know. Anyways, while I was tracking those as they flew west, I got on (2) BLACK SKIMMERS flying east over the rocky spit (with the Wave Organ at the end).
Their bouncy flight style, long wings, partially orange bill, and entirely black upperparts with white undersides were all visible, even though I had no binoculars. They were flying east, towards Fort Mason, although I quickly lost them as we sailed away. I tried and failed to pick them out from a distance over the next hour or so, and on my way back into the harbor I didn't see them, although by that point it was very dark and pouring rain. However, I suspect that they flew into the Bay, rather than sticking around so close to the gate, and I would suggest checking potential roosting spots (Bayside?) if one were to look for them in SF. That said, I'll be out on my bike tomorrow before and after school (when it's not pouring), and I'll bring along a camera just in case.
all the best, and good birding,Jonah B. On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 5:51:14 PM PST, Logan Kahle <logan...> wrote:

Hi all,

Just heard from Jonah Benningfield that there are currently 2 Black
Skimmers at the Fort Mason Yacht Harbor. Don't have any details on
specific location (maybe on the breakwall?), but given the nature of
Skimmers in the city it is likely best to chase these birds soon if you
want a shot at seeing them.

Good birding,

Logan





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Date: 2/13/19 7:47 pm
From: Josiah Clark <josiah.clark621...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Red-necked grebe baker beach
Went out to see what the storm dragged in at Baker Beach. A stealthy red-necked grebe was in with increased numbers of scoters nearshore. 710 red-throated loons flew out of the gate during a calm period, presumably seeking shelter in the bay. Also very out of my norm for my yard at my recently re-activated feeder, a very tame male brown-headed cowbird. I’ve looked for the eastern phoebe many mornings in the last couple weeks but no sign of it.

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Date: 2/13/19 5:51 pm
From: Logan Kahle <logan...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Black Skimmers at Fort Mason Yacht Harbor fide Jonah Benningfield
Hi all,

Just heard from Jonah Benningfield that there are currently 2 Black
Skimmers at the Fort Mason Yacht Harbor. Don't have any details on
specific location (maybe on the breakwall?), but given the nature of
Skimmers in the city it is likely best to chase these birds soon if you
want a shot at seeing them.

Good birding,

Logan

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Date: 2/12/19 11:45 am
From: sfconifer via Groups.Io <sfconifer=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Presidio Great Horned Owls
I appreciate the need for not disturbing the owls
I will be viewing the nest from afar with my high powered binoculars. I already figured out the location from the YouTube live Cam

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Date: 2/12/19 11:06 am
From: Siobhan Ruck <ms.siobhan.ruck...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Presidio Great Horned Owls
Many people would like to check them out in person. For that reason, they are not disclosing the location to avoid disturbing the owls.

Siobhan Ruck
> On Feb 12, 2019, at 9:01 AM, sfconifer via Groups.Io <sfconifer=<yahoo.com...> wrote:
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Date: 2/12/19 9:01 am
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Subject: [SFBirds] Presidio Great Horned Owls
the Presido has a hawk/owl cam set up
on YouTube 
Anyone know the exact location? I’d like to check these owls out in person

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Date: 2/11/19 7:45 pm
From: Brian Fitch <fogeggs...>
Subject: [SFBirds] R-n Grebe, etc.
This morning at the Sutro Baths, a single Red-necked Grebe spent some
minutes slowly fishing its way from North Rock eastward around Land's End.
There were also four female Common Goldeneyes, 1,2,and 1, all heading north
and then into the channel as well. There's quite an uptick in this species
presence in unusual spots this winter.

Also interesting was a single song phrase from a male Wrentit at Ft Miley
East, between the Legion and the VA Hospital, along with a small flock each
of Western Bluebird and Pine Siskin.

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Date: 2/10/19 5:48 pm
From: Joachim Gonzalez <gonzalexgaming21...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Correction on Pigeon Guillemot Sighting
After reviewing, I have concluded that the mysterious Alcid was a Marbled
Murrelet that was out close to the channel.

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Date: 2/10/19 8:12 am
From: Ken Moy <ken.moy62...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Black Throated Green Warbler @ Stow Lake/Strawberry Hill
Saw 2/3 post on eBird from Jonah Benningfield for this bird @ Stow. Went out on 2/8 and met Ruddy Wallenberg who informed me that the bird was seen on the easternmost island where the great blue heron's nests are sited. Went out again on 2/9 and spotted the bird on the island around 11:30 am from Strawberry Hill at the bench just north of the base of the waterfall. It was very active in the open and afforded several good looks before if went back into the thickets in the center of the island.

Good birding to all,

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Date: 2/9/19 11:43 am
From: Joachim Gonzalez <gonzalexgaming21...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Pigeon Guillemot in the Bay
This morning on a bird walk at crissy, there was a Pigeon Guillemot right
by the Golden Gate Bridge. 1 Pacific Loon was also in the bay.
Nicolas F and Joachim G

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Date: 2/8/19 5:30 pm
From: Roberta Guise <roberta...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Hermit Thrush takes brisk bath in Glen Park garden
At 5:15pm today a Hermit Thrush popped in, splashed around in the bird bath for a long minute, gave itself a good hard shake then flew off.

Reporting a couple of days late: Wednesday at 6:30 Wed AM just as a cloudless dawn was breaking, a Great Horned Owl hooted from the pines up Poppy Lane/behind our house. Jupiter was brilliant, and the even brighter Venus tracked slightly later. What a way to start the day!

Good birding and skygazing!
~ Roberta

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Subject: [SFBirds] GGAS classes: field photography with a pro
Golden Gate Audubon is offering 2 weekend courses with professional photographer John Ehrenfield:

Feb 16 and 17 at Merced NWR
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Information at goldengateaudubon.org  > Education >  Classes

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Subject: [SFBirds] Black-throated Green seems to continue
Max Laubstein is on a rarity streak today!!! We pulled up at Stowe about 15 minutes ago, and he quickly and effortlessly spotted a Black-throated Green Warbler, presumably the same individual first seen by Alan Hopkins last spring, and again by Brian Turner and Friends last fall.

Rudy Spotted a merlin, headin quick to greener pastures.

Peeking Ducks continue as well. Nice grab by Oscar T. Moss.

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Date: 2/3/19 9:39 am
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Subject: [SFBirds] Adult Kittiwake at Sutro Baths
Oscar and I are seawatching from the Cliff House. Adult Black-legged Kittiwake just flew right over us. Completely yellow bill, small black wingtips, and grayish facial spot seen well.

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Date: 2/2/19 4:32 pm
From: Alvaro Jaramillo <chucao...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Black-legged Kittiwake at Cliff House (2 Feb)
Peter
Yes, the third photo you sent is of a Black-legged Kittiwake. Structurally the legs are too long, eye too small, and bill too large. On plumage the mantle is too pale, and the wing markings more intense than on Red-legged.
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Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Black-legged Kittiwake at Cliff House (2 Feb)

Thanks Joe and Al -

You are probably correct. All of my seabird reference books are boxed up at the moment so all I had was on-line images. There are some of young and winter adult RLKI that appear to show dark tail tips and/or hind collars:

https://www.birds-of-north-america.net/images/Red-legged_Kittiwake-12.jpg
http://orientalbirdimages.org/images/data/redlegged_2.jpg
https://www.naturepl.com/cache/pcache/08135133.jpg

but at least the dark-tipped tails are probably mis-identified BLKIs (e.g., 3rd photo above) as I recall this field mark now that you mention it.

Hard to explain this as oiling, especially the primary coverts, but perhaps this is what it is.

Peter

At 04:04 PM 2/2/2019, Alvaro Jaramillo wrote:
>Looks like it has a black tail tip, eliminating Red-legged. It also
>does not look to have the contrast expected on secondaries and inner
>primaries that Red-legged would show.
>Alvaro
>
>Alvaro Jaramillo
><mailto:<alvaro...><alvaro...>
>www.alvarosadventures.com
>
>From: <SFBirds...> <SFBirds...> On Behalf Of John Sterling
>Sent: Saturday, February 2, 2019 2:24 PM
>To: Peter Pyle <ppyle...>
>Cc: Ken Schneider <kschnei1...>; <SFBirds...>
>Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Black-legged Kittiwake at Cliff House (2 Feb)
>
>good call, Peter
>I’ve never seen an immature black-legged kittiwake with those
>underwing patterns.
>
>
>John Sterling
>VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV
>
>26 Palm Ave
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>
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>
>
>On Feb 2, 2019, at 2:05 PM, Peter Pyle
><<mailto:<ppyle...><ppyle...> wrote:
>
>Hi all -
>
>This could be a first-year Red-legged Kittiwake.
>Worth looking into in any case. Not many photos on line of underwings
>of RLKI but here's one that shows a similar pattern:
>
><https://www.birdguides-cdn.com/cdn/gallery/birds/Red-leggedKittiwakeFl
>yte1stS5Commanders1106.jpg>https://www.birdguides-cdn.com/cdn/gallery/b
>irds/Red-leggedKittiwakeFlyte1stS5Commanders1106.jpg
>
>Both the primary coevrts and the tertial area being marked dark. By
>contrast I can't find a BLKI with either. February is the month for
>RLKI in CA.
>
>Thought it worth mentioning in case others want to go look for it.
>
>Peter
>
>At 10:58 AM 2/2/2019, Ken Schneider wrote:
>
>Hi all,
>
>I had brief looks and managed a single photo of an immature
>Black-legged Kittiwake seen just offshore from the Cliff House at about
>0815 this morning. A bit more detail at my eBird checklist here:
><<https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52301096>https://ebird.org/view/che
>cklist/S52301096>https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52301096
>
>I think the photo supports my ID, but I'm a little puzzled by the
>apparent dark markings on the underside of the left wing (perhaps the
>primary coverts?), which I don't see as expected in the field guides I
>checked... comments welcome.
>
>Good birding!
>Ken Schneider
>Noe Valley
>
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Date: 2/2/19 4:23 pm
From: Peter Pyle <ppyle...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Black-legged Kittiwake at Cliff House (2 Feb)
although, come to think of it, could the tail tip (also) be oiled? P

At 04:20 PM 2/2/2019, Peter Pyle wrote:
>Thanks Joe and Al -
>
>You are probably correct. All of my seabird
>reference books are boxed up at the moment so
>all I had was on-line images. There are some of
>young and winter adult RLKI that appear to show
>dark tail tips and/or hind collars:
>
>https://www.birds-of-north-america.net/images/Red-legged_Kittiwake-12.jpg
>http://orientalbirdimages.org/images/data/redlegged_2.jpg
>https://www.naturepl.com/cache/pcache/08135133.jpg
>
>but at least the dark-tipped tails are probably
>mis-identified BLKIs (e.g., 3rd photo above) as
>I recall this field mark now that you mention it.
>
>Hard to explain this as oiling, especially the
>primary coverts, but perhaps this is what it is.
>
>Peter
>
>At 04:04 PM 2/2/2019, Alvaro Jaramillo wrote:
>>Looks like it has a black tail tip, eliminating
>>Red-legged. It also does not look to have the
>>contrast expected on secondaries and inner
>>primaries that Red-legged would show.
>>Alvaro
>>
>>Alvaro Jaramillo
>><mailto:<alvaro...><alvaro...>
>>www.alvarosadventures.com
>>
>>From: <SFBirds...> <SFBirds...> On Behalf Of John Sterling
>>Sent: Saturday, February 2, 2019 2:24 PM
>>To: Peter Pyle <ppyle...>
>>Cc: Ken Schneider <kschnei1...>; <SFBirds...>
>>Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Black-legged Kittiwake at Cliff House (2 Feb)
>>
>>good call, Peter
>>I’ve never seen an immature black-legged
>>kittiwake with those underwing patterns.
>>
>>
>>John Sterling
>>VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV
>>
>>26 Palm Ave
>>Woodland, CA 95695
>>
>>PO Box 1653
>>Woodland, CA 95776A
>>
>>530 908-3836
>><mailto:<jsterling...><jsterling...>
>>www.sterlingbirds.com
>>
>>
>>On Feb 2, 2019, at 2:05 PM, Peter Pyle
>><<mailto:<ppyle...><ppyle...> wrote:
>>
>>Hi all -
>>
>>This could be a first-year Red-legged
>>Kittiwake. Worth looking into in any case. Not
>>many photos on line of underwings of RLKI but
>>here's one that shows a similar pattern:
>>
>><https://www.birdguides-cdn.com/cdn/gallery/birds/Red-leggedKittiwakeFlyte1stS5Commanders1106.jpg>https://www.birdguides-cdn.com/cdn/gallery/birds/Red-leggedKittiwakeFlyte1stS5Commanders1106.jpg
>>
>>Both the primary coevrts and the tertial area
>>being marked dark. By contrast I can't find a
>>BLKI with either. February is the month for RLKI in CA.
>>
>>Thought it worth mentioning in case others want to go look for it.
>>
>>Peter
>>
>>At 10:58 AM 2/2/2019, Ken Schneider wrote:
>>
>>Hi all,
>>
>>I had brief looks and managed a single photo of
>>an immature Black-legged Kittiwake seen just
>>offshore from the Cliff House at about 0815
>>this morning. A bit more detail at my eBird checklist here:
>><<https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52301096>https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52301096>https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52301096
>>
>>I think the photo supports my ID, but I'm a
>>little puzzled by the apparent dark markings on
>>the underside of the left wing (perhaps the
>>primary coverts?), which I don't see as
>>expected in the field guides I checked... comments welcome.
>>
>>Good birding!
>>Ken Schneider
>>Noe Valley
>>
>>
>>
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Date: 2/2/19 4:20 pm
From: Peter Pyle <ppyle...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Black-legged Kittiwake at Cliff House (2 Feb)
Thanks Joe and Al -

You are probably correct. All of my seabird
reference books are boxed up at the moment so all
I had was on-line images. There are some of
young and winter adult RLKI that appear to show
dark tail tips and/or hind collars:

https://www.birds-of-north-america.net/images/Red-legged_Kittiwake-12.jpg
http://orientalbirdimages.org/images/data/redlegged_2.jpg
https://www.naturepl.com/cache/pcache/08135133.jpg

but at least the dark-tipped tails are probably
mis-identified BLKIs (e.g., 3rd photo above) as I
recall this field mark now that you mention it.

Hard to explain this as oiling, especially the
primary coverts, but perhaps this is what it is.

Peter

At 04:04 PM 2/2/2019, Alvaro Jaramillo wrote:
>Looks like it has a black tail tip, eliminating
>Red-legged. It also does not look to have the
>contrast expected on secondaries and inner
>primaries that Red-legged would show.
>Alvaro
>
>Alvaro Jaramillo
><mailto:<alvaro...><alvaro...>
>www.alvarosadventures.com
>
>From: <SFBirds...> <SFBirds...> On Behalf Of John Sterling
>Sent: Saturday, February 2, 2019 2:24 PM
>To: Peter Pyle <ppyle...>
>Cc: Ken Schneider <kschnei1...>; <SFBirds...>
>Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Black-legged Kittiwake at Cliff House (2 Feb)
>
>good call, Peter
>I’ve never seen an immature black-legged
>kittiwake with those underwing patterns.
>
>
>John Sterling
>VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV
>
>26 Palm Ave
>Woodland, CA 95695
>
>PO Box 1653
>Woodland, CA 95776A
>
>530 908-3836
><mailto:<jsterling...><jsterling...>
>www.sterlingbirds.com
>
>
>On Feb 2, 2019, at 2:05 PM, Peter Pyle
><<mailto:<ppyle...><ppyle...> wrote:
>
>Hi all -
>
>This could be a first-year Red-legged Kittiwake.
>Worth looking into in any case. Not many photos
>on line of underwings of RLKI but here's one that shows a similar pattern:
>
><https://www.birdguides-cdn.com/cdn/gallery/birds/Red-leggedKittiwakeFlyte1stS5Commanders1106.jpg>https://www.birdguides-cdn.com/cdn/gallery/birds/Red-leggedKittiwakeFlyte1stS5Commanders1106.jpg
>
>Both the primary coevrts and the tertial area
>being marked dark. By contrast I can't find a
>BLKI with either. February is the month for RLKI in CA.
>
>Thought it worth mentioning in case others want to go look for it.
>
>Peter
>
>At 10:58 AM 2/2/2019, Ken Schneider wrote:
>
>Hi all,
>
>I had brief looks and managed a single photo of
>an immature Black-legged Kittiwake seen just
>offshore from the Cliff House at about 0815 this
>morning. A bit more detail at my eBird checklist here:
><<https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52301096>https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52301096>https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52301096
>
>I think the photo supports my ID, but I'm a
>little puzzled by the apparent dark markings on
>the underside of the left wing (perhaps the
>primary coverts?), which I don't see as expected
>in the field guides I checked... comments welcome.
>
>Good birding!
>Ken Schneider
>Noe Valley
>
>
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Date: 2/2/19 4:04 pm
From: Alvaro Jaramillo <chucao...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Black-legged Kittiwake at Cliff House (2 Feb)
Looks like it has a black tail tip, eliminating Red-legged. It also does not look to have the contrast expected on secondaries and inner primaries that Red-legged would show.

Alvaro



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To: Peter Pyle <ppyle...>
Cc: Ken Schneider <kschnei1...>; <SFBirds...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Black-legged Kittiwake at Cliff House (2 Feb)



good call, Peter

I’ve never seen an immature black-legged kittiwake with those underwing patterns.





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Woodland, CA 95695

PO Box 1653
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On Feb 2, 2019, at 2:05 PM, Peter Pyle <ppyle...> <mailto:<ppyle...> > wrote:



Hi all -

This could be a first-year Red-legged Kittiwake. Worth looking into in any case. Not many photos on line of underwings of RLKI but here's one that shows a similar pattern:

https://www.birdguides-cdn.com/cdn/gallery/birds/Red-leggedKittiwakeFlyte1stS5Commanders1106.jpg

Both the primary coevrts and the tertial area being marked dark. By contrast I can't find a BLKI with either. February is the month for RLKI in CA.

Thought it worth mentioning in case others want to go look for it.

Peter

At 10:58 AM 2/2/2019, Ken Schneider wrote:



Hi all,

I had brief looks and managed a single photo of an immature Black-legged Kittiwake seen just offshore from the Cliff House at about 0815 this morning. A bit more detail at my eBird checklist here:
<https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52301096>https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52301096

I think the photo supports my ID, but I'm a little puzzled by the apparent dark markings on the underside of the left wing (perhaps the primary coverts?), which I don't see as expected in the field guides I checked... comments welcome.

Good birding!
Ken Schneider
Noe Valley












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Date: 2/2/19 3:48 pm
From: Joe Morlan <jmorlan...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Black-legged Kittiwake at Cliff House (2 Feb)
Interesting possibility. My understanding is that immature Red-legged
Kittiwake does not have a "broad, dark hind collar" or a dark tip to the
tail.

On Sat, 02 Feb 2019 14:05:08 -0800, "Peter Pyle" <ppyle...> wrote:

>Hi all -
>
>This could be a first-year Red-legged Kittiwake. Worth looking into
>in any case. Not many photos on line of underwings of RLKI but here's
>one that shows a similar pattern:
>
>https://www.birdguides-cdn.com/cdn/gallery/birds/Red-leggedKittiwakeFlyte1stS5Commanders1106.jpg
>
>Both the primary coevrts and the tertial area being marked dark. By
>contrast I can't find a BLKI with either. February is the month for
>RLKI in CA.
>
>Thought it worth mentioning in case others want to go look for it.
>
>Peter
>
>At 10:58 AM 2/2/2019, Ken Schneider wrote:
>>Hi all,
>>
>>I had brief looks and managed a single photo of an immature
>>Black-legged Kittiwake seen just offshore from the Cliff House at
>>about 0815 this morning. A bit more detail at my eBird checklist here:
>><https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52301096>https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52301096
>>
>>I think the photo supports my ID, but I'm a little puzzled by the
>>apparent dark markings on the underside of the left wing (perhaps
>>the primary coverts?), which I don't see as expected in the field
>>guides I checked... comments welcome.
>>
>>Good birding!
>>Ken Schneider
>>Noe Valley
>>
>
>
>
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Date: 2/2/19 2:24 pm
From: John Sterling <jsterling...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Black-legged Kittiwake at Cliff House (2 Feb)
good call, Peter
I’ve never seen an immature black-legged kittiwake with those underwing patterns.


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Woodland, CA 95695

PO Box 1653
Woodland, CA 95776A

530 908-3836
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> On Feb 2, 2019, at 2:05 PM, Peter Pyle <ppyle...> wrote:
>
> Hi all -
>
> This could be a first-year Red-legged Kittiwake. Worth looking into in any case. Not many photos on line of underwings of RLKI but here's one that shows a similar pattern:
>
> https://www.birdguides-cdn.com/cdn/gallery/birds/Red-leggedKittiwakeFlyte1stS5Commanders1106.jpg
>
> Both the primary coevrts and the tertial area being marked dark. By contrast I can't find a BLKI with either. February is the month for RLKI in CA.
>
> Thought it worth mentioning in case others want to go look for it.
>
> Peter
>
> At 10:58 AM 2/2/2019, Ken Schneider wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I had brief looks and managed a single photo of an immature Black-legged Kittiwake seen just offshore from the Cliff House at about 0815 this morning. A bit more detail at my eBird checklist here:
>> <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52301096>https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52301096
>>
>> I think the photo supports my ID, but I'm a little puzzled by the apparent dark markings on the underside of the left wing (perhaps the primary coverts?), which I don't see as expected in the field guides I checked... comments welcome.
>>
>> Good birding!
>> Ken Schneider
>> Noe Valley
>>
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Date: 2/2/19 2:05 pm
From: Peter Pyle <ppyle...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Black-legged Kittiwake at Cliff House (2 Feb)
Hi all -

This could be a first-year Red-legged Kittiwake. Worth looking into
in any case. Not many photos on line of underwings of RLKI but here's
one that shows a similar pattern:

https://www.birdguides-cdn.com/cdn/gallery/birds/Red-leggedKittiwakeFlyte1stS5Commanders1106.jpg

Both the primary coevrts and the tertial area being marked dark. By
contrast I can't find a BLKI with either. February is the month for
RLKI in CA.

Thought it worth mentioning in case others want to go look for it.

Peter

At 10:58 AM 2/2/2019, Ken Schneider wrote:
>Hi all,
>
>I had brief looks and managed a single photo of an immature
>Black-legged Kittiwake seen just offshore from the Cliff House at
>about 0815 this morning. A bit more detail at my eBird checklist here:
><https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52301096>https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52301096
>
>I think the photo supports my ID, but I'm a little puzzled by the
>apparent dark markings on the underside of the left wing (perhaps
>the primary coverts?), which I don't see as expected in the field
>guides I checked... comments welcome.
>
>Good birding!
>Ken Schneider
>Noe Valley
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Date: 2/2/19 12:22 pm
From: Joachim Gonzalez <gonzalexgaming21...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Fort Mason
The Oriole continues but we didn’t get good enough views to confirm it as
the Orchard. The Lincoln’s and White Throated Sparrows also continue as
well as an unexpected Rufous/Allen’s Hummingbird l, most likely Allens.
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Date: 2/2/19 10:58 am
From: Ken Schneider <kschnei1...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Black-legged Kittiwake at Cliff House (2 Feb)
Hi all,

I had brief looks and managed a single photo of an immature Black-legged Kittiwake seen just offshore from the Cliff House at about 0815 this morning.  A bit more detail at my eBird checklist here:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52301096

I think the photo supports my ID, but I'm a little puzzled by the apparent dark markings on the underside of the left wing (perhaps the primary coverts?), which I don't see as expected in the field guides I checked... comments welcome.

Good birding!
Ken Schneider
Noe Valley

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Date: 2/1/19 8:26 pm
From: David Assmann via Groups.Io <david_assmann=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Orchard Oriole and other expected birds at Fort Mason
The young male ORCHARD ORIOLE in the Fort Mason Community Garden was interspersing rattle calls with song fragments this morning before the rain. The WHITE-THROATED SPARROW and a LINCOLN'S SPARROW put in a brief appearance. The WANDERING TATTLER was on the abandoned pier in Aquatic Park.

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Date: 2/1/19 10:13 am
From: Dominik Mosur <dominikmosur...>
Subject: [SFBirds] early breeding behavior
On 1/30/19 a female ALLEN'S Hummingbird was constructing a nest inside the fence of the reservoir at the Menzies "California" section of the Arboretum/Golden Gate Park. Off top of my head this is the earliest nest building I can recall by Allen's Hummingbird in recent years with a mid-February being the next earliest on Corona Hill some years back. The nest was being built in a blackberry bush.

This morning (2/1) while heading into work I observed a pair of BAND-TAILED Pigeons engaged in stiff winged courtship flights and chasing over the intersection of Clarendon and Laguna Honda. This species has yet to be "confirmed" with physical evidence of nesting in San Francisco but this is the second consecutive winter I've observed Band-tails engaged in this behavior at this site.

Dominik Mosur
San Francisco

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Date: 1/31/19 5:56 pm
From: David Assmann via Groups.Io <david_assmann=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SFBirds] American Bittern
The AMERICAN BITTERN continues at North Lake, still in the same spot.  A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was in with the CANADA GEESE on the Polo Fields in Golden Gate Park.

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Date: 1/28/19 7:31 pm
From: Brian Fitch <fogeggs...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Sutro & L Merced
Two female Common Goldeneye's were swimming south of the concrete bridge
this morning at South Lake Merced, an unusual site for this species.
Singles of Virginia Rail and Sora were visible in the reeds at the NE end
of the bridge, and approximately 15 Great-tailed Grackles lifted up out of
the reeds around 7:30 and headed off to shop at Westlake.

Last Thursday, three Red Phalaropes flew by the terrace at the Sutro Baths,
while six Marbled Murrelets flew into the Gate at differing intervals.
There were over 200 Red-throated Loons, many on the ocean, and many more
flying north.

Brian Fitch

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Date: 1/28/19 11:13 am
From: David Assmann via Groups.Io <david_assmann=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Wilson’s Warbler at Sue Bierman Park
A WILSON’S WARBLER is high up in a Poplar tree near the center of Sue Bierman Park - presumably the same Bird seen by Mike Carozza in December. There was also at least one WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.

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Date: 1/28/19 9:33 am
From: Josiah Clark <josiah.clark621...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Eastern phoebe 17th ave and lobos creek
Just a quick note to say I had an Eastern Phoebe at the end of 17th Ave. off of Lake Street this morning while walking the dog. It was in the willows among lots of robins and other activity. This is the headwaters of Lobo’s Creek.

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Date: 1/27/19 11:19 pm
From: Paul Saraceni <paulsaraceni...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Recent Battery Godfrey sightings, Jan. 25 & 27, etc.
With recent NE winds, I did a skywatch from Battery Godfrey early morning Friday, 1/25, to see if anything was moving. The flight was minimal, but there were a few species of local interest:


Cackling Goose 24 (1 high-flying flock of "Aleutians" heading NE)

BRANT 2 (on the water in the GG Channel, then flew SW in the direction of Mile Rock)

Am. Wigeon 7 (flying w/N. Pintail flock)

N. Pintail 17 (flying flocks of 10 & 7)

Loons (most flying high over GG Channel / Headlands heading E):

Common 2

Pacific 2

Red-thr. 40+

Peregrine Falcon 2 (perched together atop S tower of GG Bridge)


This morning (1/27), Hugh C., Sam S., and I tried again from BG for a few hours in cold NE winds. The only waterfowl moving were multiple small groups of Surf Scoters. The 2 Peregrine Falcons were again present on the Bridge and flying over the Battery. Two flocks of Band-tailed Pigeons totaling 80+ crossed the Bay and headed S over the Presidio. The most interesting sighting was an early group of 4 VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOWS heading N over the Battery.


Other recent sightings: my first observation of N. Pintail for the year was a group of 7 m. flying N over the ocean (viewed from the terminus of Pacheco) on 1/21. That morning I also observed 3 BLACK SCOTERS (2 m. & 1 f.) at the usual location off the S end of the Great Highway. Numbers of that species have been unusually low this winter at that traditional wintering location -- in past winters there has typically been a flock of ~20.


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Date: 1/24/19 2:37 pm
From: Dominik Mosur <dominikmosur...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Recent misc.
Between rain showers Sunday (1/20) I connected with the wintering Blackburnian and Wilson's Warblers at Lake Merced.

The Blackburnian was in the albizia bush right next to the metal gate post for Harding Rd. at Skyline Blvd. It was foraging slowly and deliberately in the interior of the bush and I would have probably missed it had I not clued into its soft call notes.

The Wilson's Warbler continued at the east end of the defunct Pacific Rod and Gun Club on John Muir Drive.

The last two visits earlier this week I've noted a Bewick's Wren (very rare in winter in Golden Gate Park) in the shrubby areas around Metson Lake and above the restrooms next to the Polo Fields. A Spotted Towhee was present one of the days as well, also a notable species in winter for GGP.

Today (1/24/19) at noon a lone White-throated Swift flew over Corona Hill heading west.

Dominik Mosur
San Francisco

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Date: 1/23/19 5:26 pm
From: Richard Bradus via Groups.Io <grizzledjay=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Interesting Fox Sparrow at Fort Mason
Hi all
Spent a beautiful late morning at the Fort Mason Community Garden, where the immature male Orchard Oriole made a couple of appearances (at one point, surprisingly, following closely behind a foraging Nuttal's Woodpecker) and I had great looks at a Lincoln's Sparrow that finally popped up from the central garden beds (thanks David for telling me where to search for it). Still, and you may have to excuse my ignorance, but it was an unusual Fox Sparrow that most intrigued me.
Firstly, unlike our typical Sooty types, I saw this one not on the ground but perched in a small, mostly bare tree along the west side. It had a distinctly whitish breast, with well spaced rows of small blackish spots, and a gray beak. I didn't see the back well, but it appeared to be grayish as well. Looking at my references after I returned home, it most closely matches the Thick-billed (California) drawing in Sibley (though I must profess that I'm not certain that the beak was "massive" as Sibley shows so, despite the gray bill color and lack of confluent spots it could have been a Slate colored I suppose).
Anyway, just another reason to really look at all of the birds we encounter, as even the common species can be surprising and fascinating.
Richard BradusSan Francisco

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Date: 1/22/19 3:21 pm
From: Jonah Benningfield via Groups.Io <falco1440=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Elegant/Royal Tern Crissy Field
The thing just flew off into the Bay. Maybe it’ll come back, but who knows. Really did look better for Elegant to my eye.

best,
Jonah

> On Jan 22, 2019, at 3:06 PM, Jonah Benningfield <falco1440...> wrote:
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> Hey birders,
> There’s an Elegant/Royal Tern at Crissy Field, on the mudflat by the bridge (east end). Marks look a little better for Elegant to me, but on this date Royal would be more expected. Got some digibins, and I’ll try to get more, but I figure I should get the word out.
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> good birding,
> Jonah B.


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Date: 1/22/19 3:06 pm
From: Jonah Benningfield via Groups.Io <falco1440=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Elegant/Royal Tern Crissy Field
Hey birders,
There’s an Elegant/Royal Tern at Crissy Field, on the mudflat by the bridge (east end). Marks look a little better for Elegant to me, but on this date Royal would be more expected. Got some digibins, and I’ll try to get more, but I figure I should get the word out.

good birding,
Jonah B.

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Date: 1/22/19 2:42 pm
From: David Assmann via Groups.Io <david_assmann=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Crissy Field and El Polin Spring
Flushed six WESTERN MEADOWLARKS as I walked towards the beach at the west end of Crissy Field Lagoon.  Also had an AMERICAN PIPIT and three species of loon offshore - COMMON, PACIFIC and RED-THROATED.  Best bird at El Polin was a NASHVILLE WARBLER on the upper trail just below Inspiration Point. A BEWICK'S WREN was in the spring, and quite vocal.

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Date: 1/21/19 7:30 pm
From: kim <leo811sf...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Waterfowl pair at Stow Lake
Those beauties are Domestic Ducks. The white one most likely a Pekin and the tan one I'd guess is a Crested Indian Runner or hybrid with one.

On January 21, 2019, at 6:54 PM, Dan Harris <dh1236...> wrote:

Today (January 21), while walking around Stow Lake, I spotted a waterfowl pair that I hadn't seen before and couldn't locate in my various field guides. Seemed exotic. The pair was located on the south side of the lake, east of the stone arch bridge just where the narrow channel begins to open up to the large eastern portion of the lake. The white feathers on the larger duck had a very soft, silky, milky appearance.


Perhaps some of you SFBirders have seen or know of this bird. Any help in identifying is appreciated.


Dan Harris

San Francisco





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Date: 1/21/19 6:55 pm
From: Dan Harris <dh1236...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Waterfowl pair at Stow Lake
Today (January 21), while walking around Stow Lake, I spotted a waterfowl
pair that I hadn't seen before and couldn't locate in my various field
guides. Seemed exotic. The pair was located on the south side of the lake,
east of the stone arch bridge just where the narrow channel begins to open
up to the large eastern portion of the lake. The white feathers on the
larger duck had a very soft, silky, milky appearance.

Perhaps some of you SFBirders have seen or know of this bird. Any help in
identifying is appreciated.

Dan Harris
San Francisco

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Date: 1/21/19 12:06 pm
From: Josiah Clark <josiah.clark621...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Crissy Cassins vireo and birds of late
On Friday morning while birding with Todd Easterla, he found a Cassin’s Vireo during a very brief visit to Crissy field. This is the first wintering one of its kind found in SF in over a decade I believe. We also had a few Wilson’s snipe and a flyover American pipit.
Riding by inspiration point last week I had an unexpected flock of about 30 pine siskins, more than I have seen in the Presidio all winter. Birds definitely on the move between the storms, with bluebirds and purple finches visiting the yard.
A work opportunity had me on the lookout for early signs of breeding in the panhandle today.
While I did not find any active nests, a few noteworthy observations for this simplified, traffic flanked, narrow strip of habitat included a pair of Nutall’s woodpeckers, a Hairy woodpecker and a very early singing Dark-eyed Junco among the 18 expected species seen.
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