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8/7/20 8:50 pm David Yee <birdmanyee...> [SJBirds] Nesting Bl-w Teal at Tracy WTP
8/5/20 2:58 pm Jimmy Gain <jimgain...> [SJBirds] Bank Swallow - For real
8/2/20 8:37 pm Ralph via groups.io <sharks_hockey_maniac=<yahoo.com...> [SJBirds] Woodbridge Road Solitary Sandpiper (SOSA)? Not this time
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8/1/20 3:13 pm Jim Rowoth <rowoth...> [SJBirds] Request from your SJ Co eBird reviewer
8/1/20 1:09 pm David Yee <birdmanyee...> [SJBirds] Solitary Sandpiper Woodbridge Rd
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7/30/20 3:42 pm Pat Croft <patndavid...> [SJBirds] Woodbridge Road (West)
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7/28/20 1:04 pm Pat Croft <patndavid...> [SJBirds] White slough WTP
7/26/20 5:06 pm Peter Headland <stonecurlew...> Re: [SJBirds] Crows to roost
7/25/20 2:09 pm Pat Croft <patndavid...> Re: [SJBirds] Saturday birding
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7/23/20 7:06 am Pat Croft <patndavid...> [SJBirds] Goodby to Neowise
7/22/20 7:38 pm Pat Paternostro <BRONCOS30...> [SJBirds] A Bird Named for a Confederate General Sparks Calls for Change | Science | Smithsonian Magazine
7/22/20 4:37 pm Pat Croft <patndavid...> [SJBirds] Lodi WTP
7/22/20 2:31 pm Jim Rowoth <rowoth...> Re: [SJBirds] Crows to roost/Stockton
7/22/20 12:37 pm Pat Paternostro <BRONCOS30...> Re: [SJBirds] Ripon WTP West Report Error
7/22/20 12:34 pm Jimmy Gain <jimgain...> [SJBirds] Ripon WTP West Report Error
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7/21/20 8:31 pm Susan Schneider <susanschneider7...> [SJBirds] Crows to roost
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7/17/20 12:33 pm Pat Croft <patndavid...> [SJBirds] Consumnes River.
7/17/20 11:56 am David Yee <birdmanyee...> [SJBirds] Semi Sand at Lodi WTP
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Date: 8/7/20 8:50 pm
From: David Yee <birdmanyee...>
Subject: [SJBirds] Nesting Bl-w Teal at Tracy WTP
Dear Birders,

Today there was a female Blue-winged Teal along with about eight newly
hatched ducklings at the Tracy WTP. They have been suspected of breeding
at this location in the past, but this may be the first confirmed breeding
of Blue-winged Teal for SJ.

Good and Safe Birding,
David Yee
Stockton

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Date: 8/5/20 2:58 pm
From: Jimmy Gain <jimgain...>
Subject: [SJBirds] Bank Swallow - For real
Many thanks to Jim Rowoth and Liz West for helping me find a Bank Swallow
this afternoon. I think I misidentified 100 juv Tree Swallows before getting
this one. It was at the previously described location on Woodbridge Rd at
the entrance to the Duck Club.



Jim Gain

Modesto








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Date: 8/2/20 8:37 pm
From: Ralph via groups.io <sharks_hockey_maniac=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SJBirds] Woodbridge Road Solitary Sandpiper (SOSA)? Not this time
I went up this afternoon to have a look-see, SOSA would be a county bird. I parked across from the east end of the flooded field and walked west. As I was getting out of the car an AMERICAN BITTERN flew over the marsh south of the road and dropped down into the reeds. The number of LESSER YELLOWLEGS (LEYE) in the flooded field made looking for the SOSA a little difficult, every time I got on a bird that was a good candidate for SOSA it turned out to be a LEYE. I entered nine LEYE on my ebird list, but there were probably more. I ran into Jim Rowoth while I was out there, too, and pointed out a WILLET that had appeared from somewhere after my first pass of the flooded field. The WILLET must have gone back to wherever it came from shortly thereafter, though, because I did not see it again after Jim left. I also checked the swallow flock on the power lines west of the flooded field, looking for Bank Swallow. Jim had gone down there and told me on his way back that he had seen a couple possibles, which I had not seen the first time I checked them out, but when I went back many of the swallows had flushed due to a fly-by kestrel and I found no likely suspects. I also did not see any Short-billed Dowitchers, but I did see several Wilson's Phalaropes.

I have the day off Wednesday and was thinking about going back but then I saw Jim Lomax's post on County Birders about the Red-eyed Vireo at Joseph D Grant County Park in Santa Clara County and that would be a lifer so i may go there instead.

AS always, happy birding, stay safe, stay SANE and may the light be with you,
Ralph Baker, Riverbank

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Date: 8/2/20 6:50 am
From: Jimmy Gain <jimgain...>
Subject: [SJBirds] Solitary Sandpiper Continues on Woodbridge Rd
I was here at dawn and after 45 minutes found the SOSA fairly close to the road. Same spot as reported yesterday.


Jim Gain
Modesto, CA

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Date: 8/1/20 3:13 pm
From: Jim Rowoth <rowoth...>
Subject: [SJBirds] Request from your SJ Co eBird reviewer
San Joaquin Co eBirder:

As eBird reviewer for this county, I see all sorts of reports coming into my mailbox. I try to at least give a cursory review to every report, regardless how short or seemingly inconsequential. (Not required, but this is how I have chosen to do it.) As you might imagine, the number of lists has increased due to the pandemic—which I think is terrific! However, I recognize that each one of us could certainly improve the way we prepare and submit our lists—myself included.

Here’s my plea: Please watch the FREE eBird Essential Course, available in the HELP section. I know it asks, “New to eBird?” but I am currently taking this FREE course and learning a thing or myself as well as confirming what I already thought. You can skip lessons or take them out of sequence or set it aside for a week or month and come back to it later. What better time to do this than now during the pandemic?

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Date: 8/1/20 1:09 pm
From: David Yee <birdmanyee...>
Subject: [SJBirds] Solitary Sandpiper Woodbridge Rd
Birders,

There is currently a juv Solitary Sandpiper on Woodbridge Rd. It's in the
flooded fields on the north side of the road. At least five Lesser
Yellowlegs and three Short-billed Dowitchers present as well.

Good Birding and stay safe,
David Yee
Stockton

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Date: 8/1/20 1:20 am
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Subject: [SJBIRDS] File - Emergency Bird Rescue Information

From: http://www.birdrescuecenter.org/rescueinfo.htm

Emergency Help for Birds

Stop AssessTake ActionAs a rescuer of an injured or orphaned wild bird you play a very important role. It is VERY IMPORTANT THAT THE BIRD RECEIVE PROFESSIONAL CARE as soon as possible. Please do not try treating the bird yourself. With fractures and breaks, the longer the injury remains untreated, the more difficult it is to fix. With young birds dehydration and starvation are quick to set in.

The information presented below should provide you with basic guidance to both assist with the rescue and to make the bird comfortable until it can be delivered to The Bird Rescue Center or other rehabilitation center in your local area.

Due to limited staff and time we ask that, whenever possible, you bring injured birds to The Bird Rescue Center. If you are unable to deliver the bird yourself, try asking a friend or neighbor.If you have exhausted all possibilities then call the Center at 707-523-2473 to ask for assistance with field rescue and transport to our facility.

Remember - wild birds are NOT pets. They are naturally frightened of humans and it is also against the law to keep them in your home without a permit.

What To Do First

If you spot a bird, particularly a young or juvenile that appears to be deserted or in difficulty, do not catch it right away. First take a few minutes to observe its behavior because:

In the case of a young or juvenile animal, it may simply be waiting for a parent to return. Remember, adult animals will often leave their young to hunt for food and return within a short period of time to feed/care for the offspring.

If you believe the bird is injured, in danger or has been abandoned by its parents, call The Bird Rescue Center at 523-BIRD BEFORE you pick up the animal. Injured wild birds can be dangerous and need special handling. Keep an eye on its whereabouts and describe its condition to the person you reach on the phone. They will give you the proper course of action to take for that particular animal. If, however, you are unable to reach us directly for advice, a good rule of thumb is to use common sense, stay calm and think ahead.

What to do BEFORE picking up the bird!

Before attempting to capture the bird prepare a suitable container. A cardboard box with small air holes, just big enough for the bird to stand and turn in, is ideal and preferable to a hard-sided or large container as the bird will be less likely to injure itself if it becomes agitated inside the box. Place an old towel in the bottom of the box.

After placing the bird in the box, be sure to close the container securely, particularly with birds-of-prey, to prevent their escape. Remember, the sooner you place the bird into a suitable container, the calmer it will be. It is important to reduce stress whenever possible.

Remember, the bird needs to be kept warm and quiet. When transporting in your car, refrain from playing the radio or speaking loudly. Cover the box to minimize the amount of light entering into the box.

How to Pick up a Bird

For injured or young songbirds, gently cradle the birds body as you lift it from the ground and transfer immediately to your prepared box.

For injured or young birds-of-prey or large waterbirds such as herons and egrets, remember that they can seriously injure you with their talons and/or beaks so be sure to wear protective clothing such as a long-sleeved jacket, goggles to protect your eyes and heavy gloves to protect your hands. The bird will be most easily caught by covering it with a towel and restraining the feet.

Follow these basic rules before and during transport:

1. Keep the animal warm, 80-90 degrees.
2. Don't feed it or give it fluids
3. Keep the container in a quiet, dark space to minimize stress
4. Stay quiet around it and don't constantly look at the bird.
5. Get it to a rehabilitation hospital as quickly as possible.
6. Never keep the animal or try to treat it yourself!

Remember, most species of birds are protected and therefore it is not legal to keep them unless you are licensed to do so. Beyond the legalities, these animals require specialized care and diets to grow up healthy and strong. It's important to turn them over to an experienced person as soon as possible.

Specific Rescue Situations
For detailed information on how to help a bird see typical situations listed below.

Found a baby bird

If the young bird is hopping and running away from you, and it is in a safe location, i.e., no cats or dogs in the area and not near a road, leave it be. If his parents are in the area they will probably find him but continue monitoring the situation to be sure of parental care.

If he is in immediate danger of outdoor pets, scoop him up and put in a nearby bush or shrub out of harm's way. Confine the pet.

If you find a baby with little or no feathers and you know where the nest is, then return the bird to its nest.

If the baby/fledgling is cold to the touch, take it inside to warm before placing back in the nest.

Nestle the bird in a warm towel or use a hot water bottle with a towel between the bird and the bottle.

Place the bird in a warm dark, quiet place away from children and pets.

Do not attempt to feed baby birds or fledglings.

If you cannot find the nest or if the bird appears to be sick, injured, or your pet brought the bird home still alive, contact The Bird Rescue Center for directions on how and when to bring the bird to us.

Found a Bird Nest Destroyed

If the nest has been destroyed, and you are sure that the parents are still in the immediate area, you can construct a makeshift nest using a small basket or plastic container.

Put holes in the bottom of container for drainage.

Line the container with material from old nest or dry grass or leaves.

Wire your nest to a branch or place it securely in a branch fork close to or in the same spot as the old nest. If you are not sure where the bird was nesting, then call us for more information.

Place birds into new nest.

Do not attempt to feed baby birds or fledglings

Continue to monitor the situation to confirm that the parents have resumed caring for the babies.

Contact The Bird Rescue Center for directions on how and when to bring the bird to us.

Found an egg

If the wind or other source has knocked an egg out of its nest and if you can locate the nest, gently place egg back.

If you cannot locate the nest or think that the parents have abandoned the nest, contact The Bird Rescue Center for additional directions.

Bird tangled

If the bird is caught in something simple such as twine, string, or fishing line have someone assist you by:

Holding the bird in a clean towel.

Using baby or other blunt-tipped scissors, gently cut knots out of the string/twine being very careful to not cut the feathers.

If there are no signs of other injuries; return bird back to bush or shrub.

Be particularly attentive if the individual was caught-up in fishing line as this material can easily cut through skin and do serious damage.

If you have any doubts about the birds condition you can bring it in to the Center for a thorough exam.

Any signs of injury, then contact The Bird Rescue Center for additional instructions or how to locate us.

Bird caught in building/skylight/chimney

If a bird is caught in house or other building:

Lock all pets away;

Darken room by closing blinds, shades, doors;

Leave only one exit (large bright sunny) opening for the bird to fly out.

Remove all people and activities from the vicinity of the opening and allow the bird ample time to find its way out. Remember, it will be confused and disoriented and may take a while to find the opening.

If the bird is an owl, wait until dark and then follow the same steps.

If bird is caught in skylight:

If possible, climb up and cover the skylight completely with a dark, opaque cloth to completely block out the light.

Lock all pets away;

Leave only one exit (large bright sunny) opening for the bird to fly out.

Remove all people and activities from the vicinity of the opening and allow the bird ample time to find its way out. Remember, it will be confused and disoriented and may take a while to find the opening.

If the bird is an owl, wait until dark and follow the same steps.

If a bird is caught in a chimney, call us for assistance. Contact The Bird Rescue Center for additional instructions or how to locate us.

Oiled or Coated bird

Place the bird in a suitable container (see the section What to do Before Picking up the Bird.

Transport immediately to The Bird Rescue Center.

Oiled birds are rapidly debilitated either by the toxic effects of ingesting oil or other toxic substances or by resulting starvation and exhaustion as they are unable to fly and secure food.

For the best hope of success, the bird must be stabilized before the substance is removed.

Contact The Bird Rescue Center for additional instructions or how to locate us.

Injured bird (wing injury, flew into a window, hit by a car, etc.)

Place the bird in a suitable container (see the section What to do Before Picking up the Bird
Gently and carefully pick up the bird. If a wing or leg is injured, keep the limb aligned in its normal position as much as possible while capturing and moving the bird.

If you suspect a head injury, support the head as you move the bird to a container.

Transport to the Center as soon as possible.

Contact The Bird Rescue Center for additional instructions or how to locate us.

Caught by Cat/Dog

Place the bird in a suitable container (see the section What to do Before Picking up the Bird)

Gently and carefully pick up the bird. If a wing or leg is injured, keep the limb aligned in its normal position as much as possible while capturing and moving the bird.

If you suspect a head injury, support the head as you move the bird to a container.

Transport to the Center as soon as possible. Contact The Bird Rescue Center for additional instructions or how to locate us.

Handling Raptors -- Always use extreme caution when handling birds of prey such as Hawks and Owls.

Be especially careful of the talons and the beak which are extremely sharp and strong.
The bird will be most easily caught by covering it with a towel and restraining the feet.
If available, thick leather gloves can be worn but do not depend on them for total hand protection.

If you are at all unsure of how to approach these birds contact The Bird Rescue Center for additional instructions or how to locate us.&#8232;&#8232;[ back to top ]

Handling Large Waterbirds (Herons, Bitterns, Loons) and other long-beaked birds

Like raptors, much caution should be used when approaching these birds. They have very long, spear-like beaks that are used for catching fish and these are positioned on the end of a neck that is equivalent to a coiled spring.

The beaks of these birds should be held when picking them up
A pillow case should be loosely placed over the head to prevent any injury from the beak.
Protect your eyes!
If you are at all unsure of how to approach these birds, contact The Bird Rescue Center for additional instructions or how to locate us.




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Date: 7/30/20 3:42 pm
From: Pat Croft <patndavid...>
Subject: [SJBirds] Woodbridge Road (West)
A farmer has flooded his field just east of The Black Hole entrance. This has drawn a lot of shore birds & egrets. Some shore birds seen Greater & lesser yellowlegs, Spotted sandpiper, Long billed dowitchers jus to name few. Both Snowy & Great egrets in abundance. We were there about 8:30am. David Yee had a group out there. Dave & Pat
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Date: 7/28/20 9:13 pm
From: Jim Rowoth <rowoth...>
Subject: Re: [SJBirds] White Slough WTP Semi Sandpiper
Ralph should not feel bad for missing the Bank Swallow at the Lodi Sewage Ponds. Upon further reflection and consideration of the tail shape, it morphed into a juvenile Northern Rough-winged Swallow—juvenile delinquency strikes again. Such an easy mis-identification, which I’ll wager we have all made at one time or another. And nice work on the Semipalmated Sandpiper. With shorebird migration well underway, it is possible/probable that there are different individuals being seen out there of late.

I actually drove south on I-5 from Hwy 12 this afternoon and noticed (for the first time ever) that there was a yellow gate blocking the entry to the White Slough Wildlife Area, so I was glad that Ralph confirmed this fact. Let’s hope that this is a signal that the "powers that be" are finally going to do something about the atrocious condition of the dirt entry road and maybe even clean up the garbage and cut back on the riff-raff that are frequently found there.

Jim Rowoth
Stockton







> On Jul 28, 2020, at 7:54 PM, Ralph via groups.io <sharks_hockey_maniac=<yahoo.com...> wrote:
>
> I went up today to look for the sandpiper, and Jim Gain's Bank Swallow, because I thought I needed both for the county.
>
> When I arrived at the ponds Liz West and Donald Pendleton were already there but had not seen either bird. They headed toward their cars and I started looking. I eventually found a good candidate and texted Liz, she and Donald were still in the birder parking area, and they came back. The bird that I was on flew before Liz and Donald got back to where I was but a few minutes later I found it again, or a different "good candidate" (I'm still not sure if the first one was the Semi or a short-billed Western). This one turned out to be the Semi. I never did see a Bank Swallow, though. The SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER was still foraging in the SW pond.
>
> I had been thinking about going to look for swallows at White Slough Wildlife Area after leaving the WTP and decided not to, but then I thought "Since I'm here..." and went after all. The gate was closed and I did not feel like walking in so I left and stopped at Bear Creek Bike Path instead. Not much there at 4:00 in 90 degree weather. So I went home. When I started updating my lists I found that I already had Semi Sandpiper for San Joaquin County! But it was a year bird, so not a totally wasted trip.
>
> As always, happy birding, stay safe, stay SANE, and may the light be with you,
> Ralph Baker, Riverbank
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Date: 7/28/20 7:54 pm
From: Ralph via groups.io <sharks_hockey_maniac=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SJBirds] White Slough WTP Semi Sandpiper
I went up today to look for the sandpiper, and Jim Gain's Bank Swallow, because I thought I needed both for the county.

When I arrived at the ponds Liz West and Donald Pendleton were already there but had not seen either bird. They headed toward their cars and I started looking. I eventually found a good candidate and texted Liz, she and Donald were still in the birder parking area, and they came back. The bird that I was on flew before Liz and Donald got back to where I was but a few minutes later I found it again, or a different "good candidate" (I'm still not sure if the first one was the Semi or a short-billed Western). This one turned out to be the Semi. I never did see a Bank Swallow, though. The SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER was still foraging in the SW pond.

I had been thinking about going to look for swallows at White Slough Wildlife Area after leaving the WTP and decided not to, but then I thought "Since I'm here..." and went after all. The gate was closed and I did not feel like walking in so I left and stopped at Bear Creek Bike Path instead. Not much there at 4:00 in 90 degree weather. So I went home. When I started updating my lists I found that I already had Semi Sandpiper for San Joaquin County! But it was a year bird, so not a totally wasted trip.

As always, happy birding, stay safe, stay SANE, and may the light be with you,
Ralph Baker, Riverbank

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Date: 7/28/20 1:16 pm
From: Jimmy Gain <jimgain...>
Subject: Re: [SJBirds] White slough WTP
I had my first of fall yesterday in Stanislaus County.
Attached is one from this morning at White Slough WTP.

Jim

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Subject: [SJBirds] White slough WTP

Dear Jim. When do the red necked phalaropes migrate in? Jim Gains listed
one today on e bird. Dave


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Date: 7/28/20 1:04 pm
From: Pat Croft <patndavid...>
Subject: [SJBirds] White slough WTP
Dear Jim. When do the red necked phalaropes migrate in? Jim Gains listed one today on e bird. Dave
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Date: 7/26/20 5:06 pm
From: Peter Headland <stonecurlew...>
Subject: Re: [SJBirds] Crows to roost
We have plenty of crows over here in San Mateo County. Jane Tatchell and
I counted 1,200+ flying over to roost one evening last year. Would you
like us to pop some in a box and ship them over?

On 2020-07-21 20:31, Susan Schneider wrote:
> I went out (in NE Stockton) to enjoy the sunset, and 150 crows flew
> over my place, heading SW.  Wow.  Wonder where they're going.
>
> Anyone else have spectacles like that recently?
>
> Good birding,
> Susan
>
> --
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> Climate activist, behavioral psychologist, and award-winning author of
> /The Science of Consequences/
> http://www.scienceofconsequences.com
>
> “The impact of human-induced warming is worse than previously feared,
> and only drastic coordinated action will keep the damage short of
> catastrophe.”
> - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, October 2018 report
> (authored by 91 scientists from 40 countries, based on over 6,000
> scientific references)
> */It's not too late./*
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Date: 7/25/20 2:09 pm
From: Pat Croft <patndavid...>
Subject: Re: [SJBirds] Saturday birding
I forgot to add. The 3 hooded orioles were in the palm trees behind the houses on Applewood & the end of Park. Dave

> On Jul 25, 2020, at 12:47 PM, Pat Croft <patndavid...> wrote:
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> Right off the bat I want to thank Suga Moriwaki. We saw 3 hooded orioles near Park & Applewood near Peterson Park. This was about 11:15am today.
>
> We tried to bird Stillman Magee Park. It was closed. Probably it reached it’s capacity of people. There were a lot of cars in the Parking Lot. We drove into the Day Use park of the Fish hatchery & drove right out. It was filled with people. All parking areas were full. The were no birds at the Clements Cemetery. I did not want to waste time getting a key from the Clements Fire Dept.
>
> We did bird Mcintyre Road. The highlights were the 6 turkeys, one each osprey, red shouldered hawk & 2 swainson’s hawk. We birded Gerodot’s stables. The big surprise was the lack of canada geese & mallards. We saw one each of them. We saw 2 osprey, 2 each forster & caspian terns. 3 each great egrets & great blue herons. Of couse Peterson Park we saw 30 crows & the 3 hooded oriole near the park.
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Date: 7/25/20 12:47 pm
From: Pat Croft <patndavid...>
Subject: [SJBirds] Saturday birding
Right off the bat I want to thank Suga Moriwaki. We saw 3 hooded orioles near Park & Applewood near Peterson Park. This was about 11:15am today.

We tried to bird Stillman Magee Park. It was closed. Probably it reached it’s capacity of people. There were a lot of cars in the Parking Lot. We drove into the Day Use park of the Fish hatchery & drove right out. It was filled with people. All parking areas were full. The were no birds at the Clements Cemetery. I did not want to waste time getting a key from the Clements Fire Dept.

We did bird Mcintyre Road. The highlights were the 6 turkeys, one each osprey, red shouldered hawk & 2 swainson’s hawk. We birded Gerodot’s stables. The big surprise was the lack of canada geese & mallards. We saw one each of them. We saw 2 osprey, 2 each forster & caspian terns. 3 each great egrets & great blue herons. Of couse Peterson Park we saw 30 crows & the 3 hooded oriole near the park.
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Date: 7/25/20 8:36 am
From: Judy Kane <judy.kane2949...>
Subject: Re: [SJBirds] Crows to roost/Stockton
I had 75+ crows fly over this morning about 6:30 going NW, we are in NW
Stockton. They were almost silent but one sat in the top of a neighbor's
redwood tree, calling (maybe making sure they knew they were on the correct
route! Ha!).

Judy

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> From time to time, I get a murder of crows in my neighborhood, generally
> in the evening, but it’s certainly not every day and not particularly
> predictable and not recently. They make quite a racket when one of them
> sights a raptor or just decides to sound off, when everyone chimes in. (I
> think they like the sound of their voices.) I’ve seen larger gatherings of
> crows in the trees at the Carson Oaks branch of the Bank of Stockton
> (corner of Ben Holt & Pacific), which is only a couple of blocks from here,
> so I assume they are the same birds. I wouldn’t be surprised if they are
> the birds Susan reported here, but I’ll bet Pat’s are a different group.
> I’m sure there are multiple gathering places.
>
> There is certainly more than one “Crows Landing” in the Central Valley. I
> remember years ago when I used to help with the Sacramento CBC at Discovery
> Park with Waldo Holt, at the end of the day, there would be an apparent
> constant stream of crows flying north to south along the Sacramento River.
> More recently but not in the CV, when visiting my sister in Oceanside, I’ve
> seen rivers of crows noislly passing over NW to SE.
>
>
>
>
> On Jul 21, 2020, at 10:13 PM, Pat Paternostro <broncos30...>
> wrote:
>
> There were 40 or so in Peterson Park (Lodi) this morning. Must be
> gathering up time?
>
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> *Subject:* [SJBirds] Crows to roost
>
> I went out (in NE Stockton) to enjoy the sunset, and 150 crows flew over
> my place, heading SW. Wow. Wonder where they're going.
>
> Anyone else have spectacles like that recently?
>
> Good birding,
> Susan
>
> --
> Susan M. Schneider, PhD
> Climate activist, behavioral psychologist, and award-winning author of *The
> Science of Consequences*
> http://www.scienceofconsequences.com
>
> “The impact of human-induced warming is worse than previously feared, and
> only drastic coordinated action will keep the damage short of catastrophe.”
> - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, October 2018 report (authored
> by 91 scientists from 40 countries, based on over 6,000 scientific
> references)
> *It's not too late.*
>
>
>
> --
> Jim Rowoth
> Stockton, CA
>
>
>

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Date: 7/23/20 7:06 am
From: Pat Croft <patndavid...>
Subject: [SJBirds] Goodby to Neowise
Pat & I took 2 non birding friends out to the South Isenberg Preserve last night. According to experts to night is the last time the comet will be visible. We enjoyed it’s appearance about 9:30pm near the big dipper. We also enjoyed scoping out the crescent moon, the rings of saturn & the moons of Jupiter. A meteor lit up the night sky. BIRDS: 2 mourning doves of the way in. 1 great horned owl & mockingbird at South Preserve. Fun was had by our little group. There were quite few more who enjoyed the astronomical displays. Dave & Pat
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Date: 7/22/20 7:38 pm
From: Pat Paternostro <BRONCOS30...>
Subject: [SJBirds] A Bird Named for a Confederate General Sparks Calls for Change | Science | Smithsonian Magazine
Current events have caught up to the birding world

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/bird-named-confederate-general-sparks-calls-change-180975376/

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Date: 7/22/20 4:37 pm
From: Pat Croft <patndavid...>
Subject: [SJBirds] Lodi WTP

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Date: 7/22/20 2:31 pm
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Subject: Re: [SJBirds] Crows to roost/Stockton
From time to time, I get a murder of crows in my neighborhood, generally in the evening, but it’s certainly not every day and not particularly predictable and not recently. They make quite a racket when one of them sights a raptor or just decides to sound off, when everyone chimes in. (I think they like the sound of their voices.) I’ve seen larger gatherings of crows in the trees at the Carson Oaks branch of the Bank of Stockton (corner of Ben Holt & Pacific), which is only a couple of blocks from here, so I assume they are the same birds. I wouldn’t be surprised if they are the birds Susan reported here, but I’ll bet Pat’s are a different group. I’m sure there are multiple gathering places.

There is certainly more than one “Crows Landing” in the Central Valley. I remember years ago when I used to help with the Sacramento CBC at Discovery Park with Waldo Holt, at the end of the day, there would be an apparent constant stream of crows flying north to south along the Sacramento River. More recently but not in the CV, when visiting my sister in Oceanside, I’ve seen rivers of crows noislly passing over NW to SE.




> On Jul 21, 2020, at 10:13 PM, Pat Paternostro <broncos30...> wrote:
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> There were 40 or so in Peterson Park (Lodi) this morning. Must be gathering up time?
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> Subject: [SJBirds] Crows to roost
>
> I went out (in NE Stockton) to enjoy the sunset, and 150 crows flew over my place, heading SW. Wow. Wonder where they're going.
>
> Anyone else have spectacles like that recently?
>
> Good birding,
> Susan
>
> --
> Susan M. Schneider, PhD
> Climate activist, behavioral psychologist, and award-winning author of The Science of Consequences
> http://www.scienceofconsequences.com <http://www.scienceofconsequences.com/>
>
> “The impact of human-induced warming is worse than previously feared, and only drastic coordinated action will keep the damage short of catastrophe.”
> - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, October 2018 report (authored by 91 scientists from 40 countries, based on over 6,000 scientific references)
> It's not too late.
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Date: 7/22/20 12:37 pm
From: Pat Paternostro <BRONCOS30...>
Subject: Re: [SJBirds] Ripon WTP West Report Error
Funny, I thought I had one on Woodbridge road as well. I couldnt confirm however.

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I was certain that I had seen a BANK SWALLOW this morning at the ponds, but my photos do not support that. I apologize for the misinformation. I have removed it from my eBird report.



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Date: 7/22/20 12:34 pm
From: Jimmy Gain <jimgain...>
Subject: [SJBirds] Ripon WTP West Report Error
I was certain that I had seen a BANK SWALLOW this morning at the ponds, but
my photos do not support that. I apologize for the misinformation. I have
removed it from my eBird report.



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Date: 7/21/20 10:13 pm
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Subject: Re: [SJBirds] Crows to roost
There were 40 or so in Peterson Park (Lodi) this morning. Must be gathering up time?

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I went out (in NE Stockton) to enjoy the sunset, and 150 crows flew over my place, heading SW. Wow. Wonder where they're going.

Anyone else have spectacles like that recently?

Good birding,
Susan

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Date: 7/21/20 8:31 pm
From: Susan Schneider <susanschneider7...>
Subject: [SJBirds] Crows to roost
I went out (in NE Stockton) to enjoy the sunset, and 150 crows flew over my
place, heading SW. Wow. Wonder where they're going.

Anyone else have spectacles like that recently?

Good birding,
Susan

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Science of Consequences*
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only drastic coordinated action will keep the damage short of catastrophe.”
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references)
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Date: 7/20/20 9:13 am
From: Susan Schneider <susanschneider7...>
Subject: Re: [SJBirds] Ravens!
Ravens are breeding near Faklis Park in Stockton as well. I saw them
carrying nesting material several times this spring on my visits to the
Bear Creek Bike Trail that runs alongside the park.

Good birding,
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> I just observed a group of six! Common Ravens flying low over Vivian “Lady
> B” Baxter Park in north Stockton this morning. I’ve only ever seen
> singletons or pairs in town before. Makes me wonder if they’re breeding
> locally, or whether this is just a bit of post-breeding dispersal.
> Remarkable in any event.
>
> Kurt
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Subject: [SJBirds] Ravens!
All:
I just observed a group of six! Common Ravens flying low over Vivian “Lady B” Baxter Park in north Stockton this morning. I’ve only ever seen singletons or pairs in town before. Makes me wonder if they’re breeding locally, or whether this is just a bit of post-breeding dispersal. Remarkable in any event. 
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Date: 7/17/20 11:01 pm
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Subject: Re: [SJBirds] Something besides birds
Thank you for letting us know about this. We drove to the South Isenberg reserve tonight. Was able to see the comet through the scope and the binoculars just below the Big Dipper about 10pm. Also scoped Saturn and Jupiter (could really see the Moons of Jupiter) . Had Barn owl and Great Horned Owls. Also had many coyote calling. The other thing we noticed was the large number of cats- we had at least 4 cats wandering around the trees behind the mound.

Amy Weiser
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> On Jul 17, 2020, at 8:27 AM, Pat Paternostro <broncos30...> wrote:
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> 
> My son and I did some stargazing in our yard last evening as well.
> We watched the Space Station fly across the the northern sky and also scoped Jupiter and Saturn.
> We too had a flyover from a Barn Owl, which also called several times.
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> Pat & I drove out to the North Isenberg Preserve parking area last night. We saw the Neowise comet. No city lights. Binoculars are a must. It was about 9:45 pm. Windy & 68 degrees. But on the way we saw our first barn owl of the year. It flew in front of the car. The comet was awesome. Go out somewhere out in the country & look for the big dipper towards the Northwest & scan the sky with you binocs. You will see it. Dave & Pat
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Date: 7/17/20 12:33 pm
From: Pat Croft <patndavid...>
Subject: [SJBirds] Consumnes River.
All public areas of Consumnes River Preserve are open. Pat & I birded the boardwalk. The parking lot by the Visitor’s Center was full of kayakers & canoers. Dave
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Date: 7/17/20 11:56 am
From: David Yee <birdmanyee...>
Subject: [SJBirds] Semi Sand at Lodi WTP
Dear Birders,

This morning this was an adult Semipalmated Sandpiper at the Lodi WTP.
It was with other peeps in the drawn down SW pond. During my observation
it stayed towards the middle of the pond on the south side, and a scope was
needed. This was a very short billed individual that appeared closer in
size to a Least than a Western.

There was also a juv Spotted Sandpiper, my first juv migrant shorebird of
the "Fall".

Good Birding,
David Yee
Stockton

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Date: 7/17/20 8:27 am
From: Pat Paternostro <BRONCOS30...>
Subject: Re: [SJBirds] Something besides birds
My son and I did some stargazing in our yard last evening as well.
We watched the Space Station fly across the the northern sky and also scoped Jupiter and Saturn.
We too had a flyover from a Barn Owl, which also called several times.
Pat

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Pat & I drove out to the North Isenberg Preserve parking area last night. We saw the Neowise comet. No city lights. Binoculars are a must. It was about 9:45 pm. Windy & 68 degrees. But on the way we saw our first barn owl of the year. It flew in front of the car. The comet was awesome. Go out somewhere out in the country & look for the big dipper towards the Northwest & scan the sky with you binocs. You will see it. Dave & Pat



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Date: 7/17/20 6:29 am
From: Pat Croft <patndavid...>
Subject: [SJBirds] Something besides birds
Pat & I drove out to the North Isenberg Preserve parking area last night. We saw the Neowise comet. No city lights. Binoculars are a must. It was about 9:45 pm. Windy & 68 degrees. But on the way we saw our first barn owl of the year. It flew in front of the car. The comet was awesome. Go out somewhere out in the country & look for the big dipper towards the Northwest & scan the sky with you binocs. You will see it. Dave & Pat
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From: Pat Paternostro <BRONCOS30...>
Subject: [SJBirds] Sierra Trip
I am missing our monthly field trips so Im planning to head up to the Sierra this Saturday. More than likely I will bird around Silver Lake and Plasses resort.
Im sure there will be folks camping there, but Im sure I can keep safe.
If anyone is interested in meeting me up there, or if anyone has a better suggestion, let me know.
Pat

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