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12/12/18 11:18 pm Jim Dehnert <dehnert...> Re: [southbaybirds] Coyote OSP Rock Wren (and recent pics)
12/12/18 7:55 pm Eve Meier <eve_m_meier...> Re: [southbaybirds] Coyote OSP Rock Wren (and recent pics)
12/12/18 4:58 pm Eve Meier <eve_m_meier...> [southbaybirds] Field Trip: Calero Creek Parkway
12/12/18 4:45 pm Michael Mammoser <mmammoser...> Re: [southbaybirds] Continuing Swamp Sparrows
12/12/18 4:24 pm Chuq Von Rospach <chuqvr...> [southbaybirds] Coyote OSP Rock Wren (and recent pics)
12/12/18 1:31 pm Hugh McDevitt <hdmcdevitt...> [southbaybirds] Red-naped Sapsucker
12/12/18 1:20 pm Matthew Dodder <mdodder...> Re: [southbaybirds] Continuing Swamp Sparrows
12/12/18 11:54 am Bob Reiling <rreiling2...> [southbaybirds] Continuing Swamp Sparrows
12/11/18 5:36 pm Bill Bousman <barlowi...> [southbaybirds] Lake Cunningham
12/11/18 12:55 pm Brooke Miller via Groups.Io <idbirds=<me.com...> [southbaybirds] Possible Swamp Sparrow at Almaden Lake
12/10/18 2:51 pm Matthew Dodder <mdodder...> [southbaybirds] Swamp Sparrows Alviso Marina
12/10/18 1:39 pm Matthew Dodder <mdodder...> [southbaybirds] Shoreline and A1
12/9/18 2:21 pm John Hurley <jhurley13...> [southbaybirds] Barrow's Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser and Belted Kingfisher at Shoreline Lake 12-09-18
12/8/18 3:14 pm tgrey41 <tgrey...> [southbaybirds] Shoreline birds, pix
12/8/18 2:28 pm Eric S <ericbs1975...> Re: [southbaybirds] Barrow's Goldeneye and Snow Goose Continue at Shoreline Lake on 12/6/18
12/8/18 8:11 am Bob Reiling <rreiling2...> [southbaybirds] Some South bayside birds
12/7/18 6:37 pm janna pauser <jannapauser...> [southbaybirds] Blackburnian Warbler addendum
12/7/18 6:11 pm Nancy Teater <nrt...> [southbaybirds] Palo Alto Christmas Bird Count -- Dec 17
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12/7/18 1:00 pm William Pelletier via Groups.Io <wrpelletier=<yahoo.com...> [southbaybirds] Owl program at Alum Rock Park Saturday 12/15
12/7/18 9:46 am janna pauser <jannapauser...> [southbaybirds] Blackburnian continues
12/7/18 7:23 am Frank Vanslager via Groups.Io <Vanslagerf=<aol.com...> [southbaybirds] Today, December 7, 2018 Has The Earliest Sunset
12/6/18 12:20 pm Eve Meier <eve_m_meier...> [southbaybirds] Calero County Park
12/6/18 11:35 am Frank Vanslager via Groups.Io <Vanslagerf=<aol.com...> [southbaybirds] Barrow's Goldeneye and Snow Goose Continue at Shoreline Lake on 12/6/18
12/6/18 9:01 am Ryan Phillips via Groups.Io <harpiabz=<yahoo.com...> [southbaybirds] Cattle Egret Flock- Cupertino
12/4/18 8:47 pm marion_farber via Groups.Io <marion_farber=<yahoo.com...> [southbaybirds] Oka Ponds in Los Gatos
12/4/18 5:15 pm Dave Weber <dwbirdster...> [southbaybirds] Goldeneyes at Shoreline Dec 4
12/4/18 2:21 pm Matthew Dodder <mdodder...> [southbaybirds] Pacific Wren (home)
12/4/18 11:31 am Matthew Dodder <mdodder...> [southbaybirds] Hermit Warbler
12/4/18 12:32 am Brian Carr <bc899899...> [southbaybirds] Bald Eagles at Coyote Lake
12/3/18 8:04 pm Bill Bousman <barlowi...> [southbaybirds] Sunnyvale WPCP
12/3/18 11:26 am John Hurley <jhurley13...> Re: [southbaybirds] Barrow's Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser & Snow Goose
12/2/18 5:42 pm Bill Bousman <barlowi...> [southbaybirds] Byxbee Park (Palm Warblers)
12/2/18 4:05 pm Steven Tucker via Groups.Io <talkingtrees80=<yahoo.com...> [southbaybirds] Los Gatos Creek County Park, Coyote Valley, Blackburnian Warbler
12/2/18 3:35 pm Karen Burnson <karenburnson...> [southbaybirds] Photo - Blackburnian Warbler
12/2/18 1:56 pm Bob Reiling <rreiling2...> [southbaybirds] Barrow's Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser & Snow Goose
12/2/18 1:37 pm janna pauser <jannapauser...> [southbaybirds] Blackburnian Warbler on Coyote Creek trail
12/2/18 12:36 pm Frank Vanslager via Groups.Io <Vanslagerf=<aol.com...> [southbaybirds] Some Wilson's Snipe at Alviso on 12/2/18
12/2/18 10:45 am Karen Burnson <karenburnson...> [southbaybirds] Male Blackburnian Warbler Coyote Creek Trail
12/1/18 7:26 pm Matthew Dodder <mdodder...> [southbaybirds] 3rd graders and Barrow’s Goldeneye
12/1/18 8:36 am hamelyah <beth.hamel...> [southbaybirds] Calero - Morgan Hill Christmas Bird Count
11/30/18 8:10 pm Bill Bousman <barlowi...> [southbaybirds] Stevens Creek and Charleston Road marsh
11/30/18 5:20 pm Brooke Miller via Groups.Io <idbirds=<me.com...> [southbaybirds] Santa Clara County 2018 Cumulative Year List - October 2018
11/30/18 4:00 pm Al Eisner via Groups.Io <eisner=<SLAC.Stanford.EDU...> [southbaybirds] [pen-bird] Eurasian Wigeon - Salt Pond A1 (fwd)
11/30/18 11:15 am JULIANA <juliana.manoliu...> [southbaybirds] Shoreline Lake Mountain View area
11/29/18 3:08 pm Bill Bousman <barlowi...> [southbaybirds] Shoreline Lake and Pond A1
11/27/18 1:37 pm Matthew Dodder <mdodder...> [southbaybirds] Shoreline Lake Bald Eagle
11/27/18 11:52 am Chuq Von Rospach <chuqvr...> Re: [southbaybirds] Some Sightings at Cuesta Park on 11/27/18
11/27/18 11:35 am Frank Vanslager via Groups.Io <Vanslagerf=<aol.com...> [southbaybirds] Some Sightings at Cuesta Park on 11/27/18
11/26/18 7:59 pm Bill Bousman <barlowi...> [southbaybirds] Mt. Umunhum
11/26/18 12:00 pm Bob Reiling <rreiling2...> [southbaybirds] Barrow's Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser
11/26/18 8:04 am Lynette Staffero <lynette...> Re: [southbaybirds] Pacheco Pond Bald Eagles
11/25/18 7:30 pm janna pauser <jannapauser...> [southbaybirds] Phainopepla female returns to tree 11-25-18
11/25/18 6:42 pm J Deck via Groups.Io <manaos2=<yahoo.com...> [southbaybirds] Common Gallinules at EEC Alviso
11/25/18 3:27 pm Brooke Miller via Groups.Io <idbirds=<me.com...> [southbaybirds] Hooded Mergansers at Oka Ponds
11/25/18 2:42 pm Chuq Von Rospach <chuqvr...> [southbaybirds] Coyote Valley OSP 11/25
11/25/18 11:26 am Frank Vanslager via Groups.Io <Vanslagerf=<aol.com...> [southbaybirds] On The Bay Trail From The Crittenden Area on 11/25/18
11/24/18 4:12 pm Al Eisner via Groups.Io <eisner=<SLAC.Stanford.EDU...> [southbaybirds] Belated report from Laguna Ave., Coyote Valley
11/24/18 11:10 am Eve Meier <eve_m_meier...> [southbaybirds] Swamp Sparrow on the Guadalupe River Trail
11/23/18 4:09 pm janna pauser <jannapauser...> [southbaybirds] Phainopepla returns to GOG 11-23-18
11/22/18 5:01 pm janna pauser <jannapauser...> [southbaybirds] Swamp Sparrow along Guadalupe River trail
11/22/18 4:04 pm bilal al-shahwany via Groups.Io <bilal_al_shahwany=<yahoo.com...> [southbaybirds] Say’s Phoebe in Sunnyvale WPCP
11/22/18 3:09 pm Matthew Dodder <mdodder...> [southbaybirds] Winter Birding Classes
11/22/18 1:37 pm Bill Bousman <barlowi...> Re: [southbaybirds] continuing Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
11/22/18 12:02 pm Ann Verdi <aeverdi235...> [southbaybirds] continuing Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
11/22/18 9:22 am Amy Yee <amyrandallyee...> Re: [southbaybirds] Pacheco Pond Bald Eagles
11/22/18 9:11 am William Pelletier via Groups.Io <wrpelletier=<yahoo.com...> Re: [southbaybirds] Pacheco Pond Bald Eagles
11/22/18 7:53 am Bill Bousman <barlowi...> [southbaybirds] Stanford
11/21/18 8:32 pm Janet Hanson <janethanson...> [southbaybirds] Pacheco Pond Bald Eagles
11/20/18 5:37 pm David Zittin <dzittin...> [southbaybirds] Sierra Summit, parking lot and Aquila Loop
11/20/18 2:17 pm Bob Reiling <rreiling2...> [southbaybirds] Some Alviso birds
11/20/18 1:39 pm janna pauser <jannapauser...> [southbaybirds] Swamp Sparrow on Guadalupe River trail
11/20/18 1:00 pm Frank Vanslager via Groups.Io <Vanslagerf=<aol.com...> [southbaybirds] PAWA Continue at Houge and MOBL Continue at Laguna on 11/20/18
11/19/18 5:15 pm Mike Azevedo via Groups.Io <geochelone=<aol.com...> [southbaybirds] San Jose Christmas Bird Count
11/19/18 1:29 pm Bill Bousman <barlowi...> [southbaybirds] Coyote Valley (continuing Mountain Bluebirds)
11/19/18 1:28 pm janna pauser <jannapauser...> [southbaybirds] rails Guadalupe River trail
11/18/18 5:50 pm Mary Lindemuth via Groups.Io <mblindemuth=<yahoo.com...> Re: [southbaybirds] Cartoon
11/18/18 3:57 pm Dave Weber <dwbirdster...> [southbaybirds] Mtn Bluebirds Laguna Avenue Nov 18
11/18/18 3:06 pm Kendrick Smith <kendric...> [southbaybirds] Cartoon
11/18/18 1:20 pm janna pauser <jannapauser...> [southbaybirds] continuing Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, White-throated Sparrow
11/18/18 12:24 pm Frank Vanslager via Groups.Io <Vanslagerf=<aol.com...> [southbaybirds] Barrow's Goldeneyes on Shoreline Lake on 11/18/18
11/18/18 9:47 am Matthew Dodder <mdodder...> [southbaybirds] Ferruginous Hawk
11/18/18 8:11 am Matthew Dodder <mdodder...> [southbaybirds] Mountain Bluebirds
11/17/18 5:41 pm Steven Tucker via Groups.Io <talkingtrees80=<yahoo.com...> [southbaybirds] Barrow's x Common Goldeneye at Shoreline Lake, negative Chestnut-collared Longspur report
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11/17/18 11:28 am Bob Reiling <rreiling2...> [southbaybirds] Yard birds
11/16/18 8:07 am NANCY AND EUGENE HUNN <enhunn323...> Re: [southbaybirds] Palo Alto warblers
11/16/18 7:08 am Alvaro Jaramillo <chucao...> Re: [southbaybirds] Palo Alto warblers
11/15/18 8:44 pm Bill Bousman <barlowi...> [southbaybirds] New Chicago, Pond A16, and breached A17
11/15/18 3:19 pm Eve Meier <eve_m_meier...> [southbaybirds] Calero Creek Trail: Wood Ducks
11/15/18 2:24 pm David Zittin <dzittin...> [southbaybirds] Palm Warbler and Chestnut-collared Longspur
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11/14/18 5:23 pm Bill Bousman <barlowi...> [southbaybirds] SCRWA (Gilroy) treatment ponds
11/14/18 4:18 pm Eve Meier <eve_m_meier...> [southbaybirds] SCVAS Field Trip: Los Gatos Creek County Park
11/14/18 1:16 pm Dave Weber <dwbirdster...> [southbaybirds] Palm Warbler Houge Park Nov 14
11/14/18 11:18 am Brooke Miller via Groups.Io <idbirds=<me.com...> [southbaybirds] Palm Warbler - Houge Park, San Jose - Wed Nov 14, 2018
11/14/18 10:56 am Natasha Dehn <nedehn...> [southbaybirds] Slightly OT: feather Q
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11/13/18 4:59 pm John Sterling <jsterling...> Re: [southbaybirds] Palo Alto warblers
11/13/18 3:55 pm janna pauser <jannapauser...> [southbaybirds] Calero Reservoir rails 11-13
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11/13/18 2:57 pm Dave Weber <dwbirdster...> [southbaybirds] Chestnut-collared Longspur continues Nov 13 pm
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Date: 12/12/18 11:18 pm
From: Jim Dehnert <dehnert...>
Subject: Re: [southbaybirds] Coyote OSP Rock Wren (and recent pics)
On Wed, Dec 12, 2018 at 4:24 PM Chuq Von Rospach <chuqvr...> wrote:

> For 2019, I've decided to throw myself a couple of challenges:
>
> First, bird at least 12 unique, different locations in the county next
> year rather than revisiting the same couple repeatedly.
>
> I'm also going to try a county big year photography list and see how many
> species I can photograph in 2019 within the county.
>
> Unique and different is up to interpretation, of course, but since I'm
> setting the rules I can set that any way I want (chortle), but in my mind,
> places like Charleston Slough and Shoreline Lake are one place, not two.
> Ditto Alviso EEC and State/Spreckles area. I don't want to cherrypick
> locations because they're separate ebird lists...
>
> if anyone else is going to do a challenge next year, maybe let us know to
> give others ideas of how to stretch their birding, and if others want to
> join in on one, maybe we can set up a way to casually track our progress
> across the year.
> _._,_._,_
>
> Well, when you published your list of 18 "most important and interesting
birding locations" in the county last spring or so, I decided to try and
bird all of them. I'm still short 5 (more or less the farthest from Palo
Alto), and probably won't make it, so I'm thinking I'll try again in 2019.
I'm also hoping to visit more spots in our surrounding counties... If
anyone wants to try motivating me by drumming up an outing, my email's
below... :-)

Cheers,
Jim

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Date: 12/12/18 7:55 pm
From: Eve Meier <eve_m_meier...>
Subject: Re: [southbaybirds] Coyote OSP Rock Wren (and recent pics)
Hi Chuq,

My 2018 challenge was to bird at least once in all the Santa Clara County Parks. For 2019, maybe I will bird in all the MidPen parks in Santa Clara County. I love exploring new birding locations!

Eve Meier

> On Dec 12, 2018, at 4:24 PM, Chuq Von Rospach <chuqvr...> wrote:
>
> I decided to take lunch outside and headed down to Coyote OSP mid-day. Very nice, clear crisp day, with a bit more wind than I expected which kept the bird count down, but I'm not complaining. Lots of Meadowlarks, some magpies, and I was visited by one of the resident Rock Wrens, which was nice because the previous couple of visits they've been missing for me.
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/157793990@N02/45380246255/in/album-72157703105594611/
>
> Also on the 2nd, I wandered out to Shoreline lake, and came home with a few nice images.
>
> Ring-Billed Gull: https://www.flickr.com/photos/157793990@N02/45380233035/in/album-72157703105594611/
> Pied-billed Grebe: https://www.flickr.com/photos/157793990@N02/45569505524/in/album-72157703105594611/
> and our friend, the American coot: https://www.flickr.com/photos/157793990@N02/45380238815/in/album-72157703105594611/
>
> For 2019, I've decided to throw myself a couple of challenges:
>
> First, bird at least 12 unique, different locations in the county next year rather than revisiting the same couple repeatedly.
>
> I'm also going to try a county big year photography list and see how many species I can photograph in 2019 within the county.
>
> Unique and different is up to interpretation, of course, but since I'm setting the rules I can set that any way I want (chortle), but in my mind, places like Charleston Slough and Shoreline Lake are one place, not two. Ditto Alviso EEC and State/Spreckles area. I don't want to cherrypick locations because they're separate ebird lists...
>
> if anyone else is going to do a challenge next year, maybe let us know to give others ideas of how to stretch their birding, and if others want to join in on one, maybe we can set up a way to casually track our progress across the year.
>
>
>
> Chuq Von Rospach - http://www.chuqui.com
> Email: <chuqvr...>
> Twitter: @chuq
> Silicon Valley, California
>

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Date: 12/12/18 4:58 pm
From: Eve Meier <eve_m_meier...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Field Trip: Calero Creek Parkway
This morning (12/12/2018) I lead a SCVAS field trip along the Calero Creek Parkway starting at the Silver Creek Valley staging area. Overall, it was a quiet morning. Our favorite sightings were a MERLIN perched in a bare tree, closeup views of a RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER, a couple of TOWNSEND’S WARBLERS, and about 12 WOOD DUCKS both north and south of the pedestrian bridge that is north of Silver Creek Valley Rd.

Eve Meier
San Jose

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Date: 12/12/18 4:45 pm
From: Michael Mammoser <mmammoser...>
Subject: Re: [southbaybirds] Continuing Swamp Sparrows
In the interest of full disclosure, Mike Rogers found one of the Swamp Sparrows on Thursday, before the bay-wide shorebird count, and turned me on to it. After the count, I went back to try for some photos and found that there were two birds there. I reported them to Ebird, which enthused others to chase them.
Michael Mammoser

On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 1:20:05 PM PST, Matthew Dodder <mdodder...> wrote:

I just want to point out that it was Rich Jeffers and Mike Mammoser who initially reported the birds. I simply followed up on there report the next day.
Matthew Dodder


On Dec 12, 2018, at 11:54 AM, Bob Reiling <rreiling2...> wrote:




All,


Shortly before 8 this morning (12/12) I saw both of the SWAMP SPARROWS reported by Matthew Dodder on Monday (12/10) on the "L" shaped observation platform located in the Southeast portion of the Alviso "Marina". Unfortunately a heavy, cold wind was coming off of the bay and only a few fair photos were taken before they disappeared. 

Take care,

Bob Reiling.



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Date: 12/12/18 4:24 pm
From: Chuq Von Rospach <chuqvr...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Coyote OSP Rock Wren (and recent pics)
I decided to take lunch outside and headed down to Coyote OSP mid-day. Very
nice, clear crisp day, with a bit more wind than I expected which kept the
bird count down, but I'm not complaining. Lots of Meadowlarks, some
magpies, and I was visited by one of the resident Rock Wrens, which was
nice because the previous couple of visits they've been missing for me.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/157793990@N02/45380246255/in/album-72157703105594611/

Also on the 2nd, I wandered out to Shoreline lake, and came home with a few
nice images.

Ring-Billed Gull:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/157793990@N02/45380233035/in/album-72157703105594611/
Pied-billed Grebe:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/157793990@N02/45569505524/in/album-72157703105594611/

and our friend, the American coot:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/157793990@N02/45380238815/in/album-72157703105594611/


For 2019, I've decided to throw myself a couple of challenges:

First, bird at least 12 unique, different locations in the county next year
rather than revisiting the same couple repeatedly.

I'm also going to try a county big year photography list and see how many
species I can photograph in 2019 within the county.

Unique and different is up to interpretation, of course, but since I'm
setting the rules I can set that any way I want (chortle), but in my mind,
places like Charleston Slough and Shoreline Lake are one place, not two.
Ditto Alviso EEC and State/Spreckles area. I don't want to cherrypick
locations because they're separate ebird lists...

if anyone else is going to do a challenge next year, maybe let us know to
give others ideas of how to stretch their birding, and if others want to
join in on one, maybe we can set up a way to casually track our progress
across the year.



Chuq Von Rospach - http://www.chuqui.com
Email: <chuqvr...>
Twitter: @chuq
Silicon Valley, California

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Date: 12/12/18 1:31 pm
From: Hugh McDevitt <hdmcdevitt...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Red-naped Sapsucker
The Chinese Pistache tree in our neighbor's back yard has been visited twice this morning by a probable Red-Naped Sapsucker. Deb saw it two days ago, but didn't have her binoculars handy. We are waiting for a return visit to confirm. There was a visible white stripe down the side marking it as a sapsucker, and the black-and-white pattern on the head, red throat, and the red head broken by a black stripe on the back of the head make me think Red-naped. This will be a life bird for us!
Hugh McDevitt (south Almaden Valley)

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Date: 12/12/18 1:20 pm
From: Matthew Dodder <mdodder...>
Subject: Re: [southbaybirds] Continuing Swamp Sparrows
I just want to point out that it was Rich Jeffers and Mike Mammoser who initially reported the birds. I simply followed up on there report the next day.

Matthew Dodder
> On Dec 12, 2018, at 11:54 AM, Bob Reiling <rreiling2...> wrote:
>
> All,
>
> Shortly before 8 this morning (12/12) I saw both of the SWAMP SPARROWS reported by Matthew Dodder on Monday (12/10) on the "L" shaped observation platform located in the Southeast portion of the Alviso "Marina". Unfortunately a heavy, cold wind was coming off of the bay and only a few fair photos were taken before they disappeared.
>
> Take care,
>
> Bob Reiling.
>
>

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Date: 12/12/18 11:54 am
From: Bob Reiling <rreiling2...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Continuing Swamp Sparrows
All,

Shortly before 8 this morning (12/12) I saw both of the SWAMP SPARROWS
reported by Matthew Dodder on Monday (12/10) on the "L" shaped
observation platform located in the Southeast portion of the Alviso
"Marina". Unfortunately a heavy, cold wind was coming off of the bay
and only a few fair photos were taken before they disappeared.

Take care,

Bob Reiling.

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Date: 12/11/18 5:36 pm
From: Bill Bousman <barlowi...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Lake Cunningham
Folks:

This morning, 12/11/18, I birded near Lake Cunningham.  I started along
Thompson Creek and the best bird was a SPOTTED SANDPIPER.  I then
crossed over to Lake Cunningham, which was sapsucker free for my visit. 
Along the western side (Thompson Creek or Lower Silver Creek), I spotted
three male HOODED MERGANSERS and two females.  On the north side of the
lake a CACKLING GOOSE was in with the Canadas.

Bill Bousman
Menlo Park

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Date: 12/11/18 12:55 pm
From: Brooke Miller via Groups.Io <idbirds=<me.com...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Possible Swamp Sparrow at Almaden Lake
This morning (Tues Dec 11) I parked on Winfield and walked into the park from the end of the road entrance, walked past the metal bridge, past the picnic area, and past the wooden bench. At almost noon, the sparrow was in a clump of reeds in front of me, on the same side I was on. I saw it’s head in side view, noticing a gray nape, the back-arrow pointing eye line, grayish face. Saw it for one second maybe, and never found it again. There was also a Song and Fox Sparrow in the same location.

Good birding,
Brooke Miller
San Jose



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Date: 12/10/18 2:51 pm
From: Matthew Dodder <mdodder...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Swamp Sparrows Alviso Marina
Both Swamp Sparrows we’re still present in the southeast corner of the marina marsh between L-shaped dead end board walk and platform. With patience both were seen and heard calling.

On A12 I saw with my binoculars a very large, rounded-winged Gull flying near the flock. It was pale buff with all white primaries, but it was too distant to see any more details. I assume it was a first cycle Glaucous Gull, it of course better views desired.

Matthew Dodder

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Date: 12/10/18 1:39 pm
From: Matthew Dodder <mdodder...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Shoreline and A1
I bumped into Andy Bradshaw today at Shoreline today. We scanned the A1 pond together and saw over 100 Redhead, a drake Eurasian Wigeon, both Greater and Lesser Scaup, but unfortunately no Snow Goose. Also seen was a Bonaparte’s Gull and all the regular other stuff.

On Shoreline Lake the Hooded Merganser, Barrows Goldeneye and hybrid Goldeneye were present. My first two Horned Grebe of the season were near the boathouse.

Matthew Dodder

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Date: 12/9/18 2:21 pm
From: John Hurley <jhurley13...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Barrow's Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser and Belted Kingfisher at Shoreline Lake 12-09-18
Had a great day for bird photography: HOODED MERGANSER on west side of Shoreline Lake, also got many shots of a BELTED KINGFISHER. Since the BARROW’S GOLDENEYE were too far away for my lens, I rented a kayak and managed to get a few good shots.

Also saw the SNOW GOOSE yesterday.

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Date: 12/8/18 3:14 pm
From: tgrey41 <tgrey...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Shoreline birds, pix
On this beautiful Saturday morning (12/8/18) at Shoreline Lake I was
finally able to photograph both the male BARROW'S GOLDENEYE:
http://www.pbase.com/tgrey/image/168508446
and the male HOODED MERGANSER: http://www.pbase.com/tgrey/image/168508448 .

I'd visited Shoreline in the early sunlight of Sunday two weeks back
(11/25/18) and missed on the targets, but lucked out with five BROWN
PELICANS at the Boathouse end, one of which, the only first-cycle bird
among them, let me capture its plunge dive into the lake:
http://www.pbase.com/tgrey/image/168505609, and
http://www.pbase.com/tgrey/image/168505610

That same morning a single AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN in Adobe Creek was
notable not by its presence, but by an extraordinary bathing show:
http://www.pbase.com/tgrey/seq_pelicanbath2018

Last Sunday, 12/2/18, I tried again to get pictures of the Shoreline
rarities, and again dipped, but enjoyed another beautiful morning and
photographed HORNED GREBES near the Boathouse, a BELTED KINGFISHER in the
woods near the pier, a male SURF SCOTER carrying what looks like a clam,
and a pair of WESTERN BLUEBIRDS building or repairing a nest in the mast of
the playground sailboat.
http://www.pbase.com/tgrey/image/168505613
http://www.pbase.com/tgrey/image/168505608
http://www.pbase.com/tgrey/image/168505616
http://www.pbase.com/tgrey/image/168505617 and
http://www.pbase.com/tgrey/image/168505618

Moral of story: there's always some interesting bird activity at Shoreline

--
Tom Grey
www.pbase.com/tgrey
tgreybirds.com

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Date: 12/8/18 2:28 pm
From: Eric S <ericbs1975...>
Subject: Re: [southbaybirds] Barrow's Goldeneye and Snow Goose Continue at Shoreline Lake on 12/6/18
Hello!
Immature snow goose still present in location described. Grazing about
6ft from the trail so providing a great opportunity. Also vocalizing.

Eric Storms
San Carlos

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Date: 12/8/18 8:11 am
From: Bob Reiling <rreiling2...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Some South bayside birds
All,

My second stop yesterday morning (12/7) was at Coast and Casey in Palo Alto where the adult male BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was well seen on the northern edge of Shoreline Lake. An interesting juvenile, apparently female, Goldeneye with a dark eye and an all pale yellow upper bill was on the western edge of the lake (I've been informed, from my photo, that the bird tends to show the features of both Barrow's and Common Goldeneyes, that ID of juvenile females is extremely difficult and that more photos from different angles would be required to hazard a guess as to it's true ID). Later I had three BLUE-WINGED TEAL (2 males) along the Speckles Ave side of New Chicago Marsh. A faded ICELAND GULL was bathing in the channel East of the Environmental Education Center and several WILSON'S SNIPE were in the "pickle weed" along the long "island" West of the pump station at the end of Gold Street in Alviso.

Take care,

Bob Reiling

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Date: 12/7/18 6:37 pm
From: janna pauser <jannapauser...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Blackburnian Warbler addendum
Blackburnian Warbler was seen here today.
37.255486, -121.789576

Janna Pauser
San Jose

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Date: 12/7/18 6:11 pm
From: Nancy Teater <nrt...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Palo Alto Christmas Bird Count -- Dec 17
Hello Birders,
The Palo Alto Christmas Bird Count, Monday, December 17, could use a few more
volunteers. As you may know, the birding community throughout the United States
has been counting birds at Christmas time for more than 100 years, making the
CBC one of the longest-running wildlife surveys in the world. The count enables
scientists, conservationists, and others to track bird populations and learn
about the impact of habitat development, climate change and other significant
changes.

I coordinate Region 6 of the Palo Alto CBC. Region 6 extends from the Stanford
University foothills south to portions of Monte Vista and Cupertino. We need 5
teams of two or more people each. You need not be an expert birder. We welcome
everyone from beginners to experts, and aim to make the day fun for everyone.

Please let me know if you will be able to join us this year.
Nancy Teater



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Date: 12/7/18 2:29 pm
From: Matthew Dodder <mdodder...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Ruddy Turnstone Gold and Elizabeth
I haven’t seen any reports of this bird for a while, so I thought I’d mention there is one at the Gold and Elizabeth marsh in Alviso. Also present are roughly 20 Wilson’s Snipe and a good flick of Mew Gulls.

Saw two White-throated Sparrow at Ulistac in heavy cover near north entrance earlier today.

Matthew Dodder

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Date: 12/7/18 1:00 pm
From: William Pelletier via Groups.Io <wrpelletier=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Owl program at Alum Rock Park Saturday 12/15
Folks,
Join the Owl Prowl next weekend!We will be holding an Owl event at Alum Rock Park on Saturday Dec 15th at 4:30pm. We plan to do a half hour talk about local Owls, which will include some of the Owls from the Youth Science Center (YSI) and then a walk to look/listen for Owls and other wildlife. There will also be a campfire program by the log cabin for us to warm up if it gets chilly ;)
The event is free and parking fees have been waived by the city for the program. 
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks,Bill <Pwrpelletier...>

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Date: 12/7/18 9:46 am
From: janna pauser <jannapauser...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Blackburnian continues
150 yards south of silver creek valley road coyote creek trail

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Date: 12/7/18 7:23 am
From: Frank Vanslager via Groups.Io <Vanslagerf=<aol.com...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Today, December 7, 2018 Has The Earliest Sunset
All:

Today, December 7, 2018 has, globally, the earliest sunset of the year.  This will be followed by January 4, 2019 with the latest sunrise of the winter.  Halfway in between will be the the first day of winter, at the winter solstice, December 21, 2018, the longest night of the year.

Happy CBCs and Happy Holidays.

Frank Vanslager

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Date: 12/6/18 12:20 pm
From: Eve Meier <eve_m_meier...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Calero County Park
While hiking with my mom on the Lisa Killough Trail in Calero County Park (starting at Rancho San Vicente), I spotted 1 GOLDEN EAGLE, several AMERICAN KESTRELS, 1 NORTHERN HARRIER, 1 PRAIRE FALCON, 1 ROCK WREN, and a small flock of AMERICAN PIPITS. The Prairie Falcon could be seen from trail junction 62 looking towards the North Ridge Trail. The bird was sitting on top of an oak on the small hill that the North Ridge Trail encircles. I’ve provided the link to the trail map:

https://www.sccgov.org/sites/parks/parkfinder/Documents/CaleroGuideMap.pdf

Eve Meier
San Jose
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Date: 12/6/18 11:35 am
From: Frank Vanslager via Groups.Io <Vanslagerf=<aol.com...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Barrow's Goldeneye and Snow Goose Continue at Shoreline Lake on 12/6/18
All:

A number of days ago I was walking along the northern edge of Shoreline Lake when I saw the male Barrow's x Common Goldeneye and a Common Goldeneye close, right next to each other -- but I forgot my camera.  Today, at about the same place I saw a male Barrow's and a male Common Goldeneye swimming side by side.  If you enlarge the 2 attached photos you can see three attributes of the Barrow's: 1) The more forward-thrusting top of the head, 2) the smaller, slightly upturned bill, and 3) the darker upper part of the folded wing, ending in a downward pointing spur.

Just before quitting I found the immature Snow Goose right next to the path at the southeast corner of A1.  See photo.

Frank Vanslager


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Date: 12/6/18 9:01 am
From: Ryan Phillips via Groups.Io <harpiabz=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Cattle Egret Flock- Cupertino
Hi Birders,Just had a flock of 13 CATTLE EGRETS flying in a low v heading north. First observed them on Cox Rd flying low, which instantly got my attention as it was a flock of small white egrets in a distinct V. Seemed odd behavior for Snowy, but I have seen it as I didnt get a good look of them as they were far and obscured by trees. Then I turned on De Anza Blvd and they flew right over me at the railroad tracks, where I could see the orange stocky bill, black legs, stocky body and neck and the deep wing beats of cattle. I didn't have my camera at my side. I continued to follow them north onto Stelling and lost them, so I went to the nearest grassy field at Jollyman Park and no luck.Good Birding-Ryan 
Ryan Phillips
NorCal Birding
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Date: 12/4/18 8:47 pm
From: marion_farber via Groups.Io <marion_farber=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Oka Ponds in Los Gatos
I looked for ducks this morning (Tuesday 12/4) at Oka Ponds and was not disappointed!  I started from Oka Lane and headed north. At the first large pond with the island, I saw two female HOODED MERGANSERS, 2 male COMMON GOLDENEYES, a pair of LESSER SCAUP (at least that's what I'm calling them - very rounded heads, no sign of flattening or sloping), and a few COMMON MERGANSERS in amongst the Ring-necks, Buffleheads, Mallards, Ruddies, and Gadwalls.  On the island, I spotted two WILSON'S SNIPE, and a GREEN HERON flew to the far edge.  In the smaller ponds to the east, up against Highway 17, I found 5 male and 6 female HOODED MERGANSERS - the most I think I've ever seen before.  After crossing the creek on the footbridge, the next pond had several NORTHERN SHOVELERS and another pair of LESSER SCAUP, and at the farthest pond, just before the parking lot, I found one male REDHEAD.  On the way back, in the small pond with all the Hooded Mergansers, I found one lone AMERICAN WIGEON, so that made it an even dozen duck species!  Where are all the wigeon this year?  In previous years, these ponds have had lots of wigeon - today, I had to work hard to find just one.  Does anyone know?

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Date: 12/4/18 5:15 pm
From: Dave Weber <dwbirdster...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Goldeneyes at Shoreline Dec 4
The Barrow's/Common Goldeneye hydrid and the Barrow's real deal Goldeneye were both easily found on Shoreline Lake in Mtn View this afternoon December 4. The hybrid was at the west end of the lake with many Common Goldeneyes. It had a common-shaped head and thick facial crescent. The Barrow's was with another goldeneye group a little bit further east. I wonder if the hybrid and maybe the Barrow's are the same birds seen there on the same day in March of this year. A Lesser Yellowlegs made a pass over the lake and may have landed on the island.Dave Weber,MilpitasBy phone
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Date: 12/4/18 2:21 pm
From: Matthew Dodder <mdodder...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Pacific Wren (home)
Literally outside my front door! I heard the diagnostic call and posted until it came into view. Got great looks and then I had to drive off again.

Matthew Dodder
Mountain View

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Date: 12/4/18 11:31 am
From: Matthew Dodder <mdodder...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Hermit Warbler
While running errands, I heard and saw a HERMIT WARBLER in the conifers outside of the Sprouts Grocery store in Palo Alto. There were also several Townsend’s Warblers in the tree. It caught my eye because of the white breast and belly, and I briefly got a look at the entirely dull yellow face. Not a great spot to bird since it is a crowded parking lot on El Camino and San Antonio.

Matthew Dodder

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Date: 12/4/18 12:32 am
From: Brian Carr <bc899899...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Bald Eagles at Coyote Lake
I saw three Bald Eagles at Coyote Lake across from the Lakeview Campground Monday afternoon, 2 adults and a sub adult.  They were moving along the shore, landing, then flying, and landing again as well as well as doing some fishing.  Later I drove down to the dam, but there were no eagles on the trees on the ridge.   Saw about 20 deer and a ranger said he had seen a big mountain lion a few weeks ago.

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Date: 12/3/18 8:04 pm
From: Bill Bousman <barlowi...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Sunnyvale WPCP
Folks:

I visited the Sunnyvale WPCP today.  Scanning from the western end of
the landfill I saw three female HOODED MERGANSERS fairly close-by. 
Farther on, where rain has partially filled a weedy pond, I spotted a
male EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL in with other dabblers. A bold white
over black scapular stripe extend the full length of the body and was
symmetric on both sides.  There was no white shoulder mark as might be
seen on a intergrade.

Bill Bousman
Menlo Park

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Date: 12/3/18 11:26 am
From: John Hurley <jhurley13...>
Subject: Re: [southbaybirds] Barrow's Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser & Snow Goose
Hi Bill,

Thanks for pointing out the BARROW'S GOLDENEYE and HOODED MERGANSER to me and sharing your spotting scope. They were too far away for my photos to be any good.

John Hurley

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Date: 12/2/18 5:42 pm
From: Bill Bousman <barlowi...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Byxbee Park (Palm Warblers)
Folks:

This morning, 12/2/18, I visited Byxbee Park.  On one of the planted
areas along the plateau, two warblers flew in.  Over the next five
minutes I saw at least one of them on a number of occasions, a PALM
WARBLER.  I suspect the other was also a Palm.  After last week's rains,
much of the plateau has turned green.  I counted about 357 Canadas, but
no other geese.

Bill Bousman
Menlo Park

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Date: 12/2/18 4:05 pm
From: Steven Tucker via Groups.Io <talkingtrees80=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Los Gatos Creek County Park, Coyote Valley, Blackburnian Warbler
This morning I started out at Los Gatos Creek County Park. Very pleasant and fairly birdy, though nothing really unusual. Of note were 14+ Hooded Mergansers, 5 Redheads, 1 Wilson's Snipe, and 1 Greater Scaup, the first I've seen there. It looks like they have just begun filling some ponds that were dry on my last visit in November.
I lingered for a while at the end of Palm Avenue in Coyote Valley. Highlights were 290+ White-throated Swifts, 4 Golden Eagles, 2 Prairie Falcons, and a Rock Wren that hopped past me 3 feet away. Gotta love those confiding Rock Wrens.
Nothing unusual on Laguna Ave - no sign of the Mountain Bluebirds.
After Laguna I made the short detour on the way home to see Janna's Blackburnian Warbler (great find!). I saw it next to the bridge as described, and slightly southeast, next to the lone pomegranate tree. It stayed in oak trees the entire time I watched it. Thanks to the birders (presumably Eric and Riley) who alerted me to the right place to look for it. Michael Park just texted me and says the bird is in the same area as of 15 minutes ago (3:45 PM).
Good birding,
Steve TuckerSan Jose

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Date: 12/2/18 3:35 pm
From: Karen Burnson <karenburnson...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Photo - Blackburnian Warbler
Male BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER at Coyote Creek Trail, San Jose found by Janna
Pauser.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/karensbirds/46150957331/in/dateposted-public/

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Date: 12/2/18 1:56 pm
From: Bob Reiling <rreiling2...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Barrow's Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser & Snow Goose
All,

This morning (12/2) the continuing BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was in the far Southeastern corner of Shoreline Lake and the HOODED MERGANSER was a bit further West in the Southeast corner of the pond. No sign of the hybrid Goldeneye. Later a juvenile white SNOW GOOSE was near the Southern edge Salt Pond A1. The relatively large flock of REDHEAD (about 200 birds) was more spread out than in the past with some birds closer into the Southwestern edge of Salt Pond A1. No sign of the Eurasian Wigeon seen earlier in the week


Some delayed comments on Friday (11/30), the first good day after the rain, when I first birded Salt Pond A12 I noted there were large numbers of smaller Sandpipers on the various islands, I then went to New Chicago Marsh where I was aware that there were almost no small Sandpipers (it would seem that they had flown to Salt Pond A12 during the previous days rains). I then went to the Sunnyvale Water treatment Facility and walked out to Salt Pond A3W where the most interesting sighting was of 123 BLACK-CROWNED HIGHT-HERONS perched on the sun exposed reeds of the first (small) Lockheed-Martin pond. More usual were two GREEN HERONS in the channel South of the trail.

Take care,

Bob Reiling

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Date: 12/2/18 1:37 pm
From: janna pauser <jannapauser...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Blackburnian Warbler on Coyote Creek trail
The male BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER was last seen at 12:30 pm foraging in oak
trees at the south side of the concrete pedestrian bridge on the Coyote
Creek trail in San Jose. Karen Burnson, Mike Mammoser, Eric Storms and
his son Riley all had good looks as it foraged over the creek south of
Silver Creek Valley Road. Blossom Hill Road turns into Silver Creek
Valley Road east of 101.

Janna Pauser
San Jose

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Date: 12/2/18 12:36 pm
From: Frank Vanslager via Groups.Io <Vanslagerf=<aol.com...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Some Wilson's Snipe at Alviso on 12/2/18
All:

At about 8:15, a few yards west of the Elizabeth/Gold street-sign, I did a slow, accurate, binocular count of 94 snoozing Wilson's Snipe -- plus three more when I walked to the east of the old pump house.  This is the largest accurate count that I've ever made of WISNs.

Then, north of the Marina, I was glad that it was not a CBC day for me.  Far out on A12 there was almost a complete carpet of small shorebirds!  They were mostly Leasts, Westerns, and Dunlin, as far as I could tell.  I don't think that counting by hundreds would have been near big enough.

Along Disk Drive I saw one Burrowing Owl and 6 Long-billed Curlew among that plenitude of Ground Squirrels.

Later, on that scheduled Field Trip to Milpitas, I saw my first of the season Light-phase Ferruginous Hawk soaring overhead.  Others took pictures.

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Date: 12/2/18 10:45 am
From: Karen Burnson <karenburnson...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Male Blackburnian Warbler Coyote Creek Trail
Janna Pauser has a male BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER on the Coyote Creek Trail just
south of Silver Creek Valley Road, San Jose. It is just after the gray
house on the right. She has photos but is still there.

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Date: 12/1/18 7:26 pm
From: Matthew Dodder <mdodder...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] 3rd graders and Barrow’s Goldeneye
I led members of Cricket’s 3rd grade class around Charleston Slough and Shoreline Lake with the help of Sonny Mencher and Santa Clara Valley Audubon’s wonderful docents. The kids were extremely excited despite the drizzle and cold. No matter how common some of the birds we saw were, they still squealed with joy when they found anything—including American Coots or Northern Shovelers.

We also saw Canada Goose, Gadwall, Cinnamon and Green-winged Teal, Black-crowned Night Heron, White-tailed Kite, Northern Harrier, Double-crested Cormorant, many Shorebirds of various species, Forster’s Terns and Bonaparte’s Gulls... over 35 species, I believe!

Despite all my efforts to get the a little more excited about the BARROW’S GOLDENEYE though, they were just as happy to see the Mallards a few yards away. Well, maybe there’s a lesson in there—the common birds are just as cool, especially when you’re a new birder, and even when you’re not.

Matthew Dodder

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Date: 12/1/18 8:36 am
From: hamelyah <beth.hamel...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Calero - Morgan Hill Christmas Bird Count
Hello all!

Can you believe it is December already?!  And that means Christmas Bird Counts are almost here.   The south county Calero - Morgan Hill count will be held on Saturday, December 29.
As with some of the other local counts, we have some leaders that have stepped down after many years of wonderful volunteer participation.  I would particularly like to thank Dennis Porter, Bob Power, and Bonnie Bedford-White for their years of service to this CBC!

Thankfully, we are now well staffed with leaders for this year’s count, but we still need many counters.  December 29 is a great day to get outside and walk off some of those extra holiday calories.  Please contact <beth.hamel...> ( beth.hamel@gmail ) if you are interested in joining us.  

I look forward to hearing from you!

Beth Hamel
Morgan Hill

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Date: 11/30/18 8:10 pm
From: Bill Bousman <barlowi...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Stevens Creek and Charleston Road marsh
Folks:

This morning, 11/30/18, I walked the east levee of Stevens Creek between
Crittenden Lane and Hwy 101.  There was at least two HOODED MERGANSERS
above the weir, a male and a female.  After, walking around Charleston
Road marsh, I saw an adult BALD EAGLE overhead accompanied by 40+
American Crow courtiers.  Perhaps this is the same bird that Juliana saw
over Pond A1 today.  This is the first I've seen over the marsh in
almost a hundred visits.

The trail on the north side of the Charleston Road marsh has been closed
for Phase 2 of the enhancement program.  The closure is from the
easternmost bridge to the eastern edge and the work is advertised as
being finished in January.

Bill Bousman
Menlo Park

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Date: 11/30/18 5:20 pm
From: Brooke Miller via Groups.Io <idbirds=<me.com...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Santa Clara County 2018 Cumulative Year List - October 2018
South Bay Birders:

In October we had 9 new birds, bringing the total count to 286. October’s average is 5, while the average total bird species recorded through October is 280. The new birds for October, with rarity codes in parentheses were:

3-Oct: A Parasitic Jaeger (5) was found by Ryan Phillips at Salt Pond A11;

7-Oct: A female-type American Redstart (5) was seen by Steve Rottenborn at Sunnyvale Baylands Park;

16-Oct: A Pacific Golden-Plover (5) was found by Ginny Marshall and Donna Pomeroy along the entrance road to the EEC;

16-Oct: A Tropical Kingbird (6) was found by Louise Liou at Charleston Slough/Coast Casey Forebay;

18-Oct: A Lapland Longspur (6) was seen at Byxbee Park by Louise Liou;

19-Oct: A Magnolia Warbler (6) was photographed by Louise Liou at Ulistac Natural Area;

21-Oct: Palm Warblers (5) were found in the upland area of the EEC by Louise Liou, and another one was found at Los Capitancillos Ponds by Janna Pauser and Karen Burnson;

26-Oct: A Stilt Sandpiper (4) was seen by Terry Blows in the Spreckles Pond; and

28-Oct: A Black-throated Green Warbler (6) was photographed at Vasona Lake County Park by Louise Liou.

My monthly reports are made up of eBird sightings, postings on SouthBayBirds, and direct emails. You can find all the monthly cumulative lists on the SCVAS website at:
http://www.scvas.org/page.php?page_id=6612&name=Birding_Resources#lists <http://www.scvas.org/page.php?page_id=6612&name=Birding_Resources#lists>

Please post all your sightings in a timely manner to <southbaybirds...> <mailto:<southbaybirds...> and/or www.eBird.org <http://www.ebird.org/> .

Please contact me if you find errors or omissions, or have questions or comments.

Brooke Miller
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Date: 11/30/18 4:00 pm
From: Al Eisner via Groups.Io <eisner=<SLAC.Stanford.EDU...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] [pen-bird] Eurasian Wigeon - Salt Pond A1 (fwd)


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Subject: [pen-bird] Eurasian Wigeon - Salt Pond A1

One male EURASIAN WIGEON, among large flocks of American Wigeons, close to the Bay Trail.  Picture here:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50327705



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Date: 11/30/18 11:15 am
From: JULIANA <juliana.manoliu...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Shoreline Lake Mountain View area
My clear day 11-30-2018 outing this morning was quite successful. The
best bird was a /*Bald eagle*/ in flight at the West end of A1. Other
raptors seen:

-/*Northern harrier*/ twice close to where the Bald eagle was seen

-Juvenile /*Red-shouldered hawk */perched between the Lake and A1

-possibly a /*Golden eagle*/ twice- once perched roughly where the
Red-shoulder hawk was later seen; a second time flying low over the Lake
near the ship play structure; wasn't able to photograph, so I am not
100% sure

On A1 other birds of note

-/*Cinnamon teal*/ 21 total (15+6) more than 2/3 males

-a few /*Western grebes*/

-6-8/*Eared grebes*/

- /*American wigeons*/ in good numbers

On Shoreline Lake:

-first birds seen in the morning were the /*Horned grebe*/ mentioned a
few days ago associating with an Eared grebe.

-the male*Hooded merganser* was displaying to a /*Common goldeneye*/

later on upon my return from the Shoreline Cafe area:

-at least 5 male /*Surf scoters*/

-the previously reported/*Barrow's goldeneye-*/ a photographer named
Sha(?) was already on it making it easy to pick out

Finally on my second pass on the dirt trail parallel to Terminal Blvd:

-one tan striped/*White-throated sparrow*/; have very clear photos of
the supraloral yellow spots.

Juliana Manoliu


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Date: 11/29/18 3:08 pm
From: Bill Bousman <barlowi...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Shoreline Lake and Pond A1
Folks:

This morning, 11/29/18, I parked at the end of Terminal Boulevard and
walked over to Shoreline Lake to check out my gear for a possible wet
Palo Alto CBC.  The adult male BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was between the island
and the little cove at the southwest corner.  He then traveled to the
north side and joined a large flock of Commons eating mussels.  He
appeared to be a typical Barrow's with a steep forehead, a white
teardrop facial patch that came to a point just about at the top of the
eye and then widened.  There were 6 or 7 small white rectangles in the
black of the back and a shoulder spur.  I walked a CW route around the
lake to the southeast side and in another flock of Commons, I found the
hybrid male COMMON X BARROW'S.  He had a smaller oval facial patch than
the Barrow's and quite a mashup of white and black on his back and wing
coverts.  I returned to the car by the S.F. Bay Trail along the south
edge of Pond A1.  I did not dally as a rain squall came in.  About 200+
Canada Geese were grazing along the inner part of the trail. Towards the
west end, I found an immature SNOW GOOSE in with the Canadas.  As the
rain eased off, I checked some of the nearer ducks and counted at least
180 REDHEADS.  An adult BROWN PELICAN and two juveniles flew in south
over the lake and eventually landed in the lake.

Bill Bousman
Menlo Park

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Date: 11/27/18 1:37 pm
From: Matthew Dodder <mdodder...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Shoreline Lake Bald Eagle
An adult BALD EAGLE is being mobbed by American Crows on north shore of the lake. HOODED MERGANSER and the Goldeneye hybrid are along south edge of lake.

Matthew Dodder

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Date: 11/27/18 11:52 am
From: Chuq Von Rospach <chuqvr...>
Subject: Re: [southbaybirds] Some Sightings at Cuesta Park on 11/27/18
As long as it's not a white-throated sparrow I think this is awesome!




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Twitter: @chuq
Silicon Valley, California

On November 27, 2018 at 11:36:00 AM, Vanslager via Groups.Io Frank (
vanslagerf=<aol.com...>) wrote:

All:

Today I was just trying to get a little exercise and, after a half-hour of
walking I think I'd only seen 2 species (but a lot of dogs) when suddenly a
flock of White-crowned Sparrows flew in. They were close, and I soon
spotted a possible White-throated Sparrow with a conspicuous supercilium.
When it turned to face me, showing its white throat, I scrambled to get my
camera out since I'd never before spotted a WTSP in Cuesta Park. But a dog
scampered towards the birds, and they all left.

Later, on this relatively bird-less morning, just north across Cuesta Drive
I spotted a Merlin perched in a tree, eating something. Since I'd never
seen a Merlin before in Cuesta Park I went out of my way to cross the
street and to take a photo (attached).

Frank Vanslager



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Date: 11/27/18 11:35 am
From: Frank Vanslager via Groups.Io <Vanslagerf=<aol.com...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Some Sightings at Cuesta Park on 11/27/18
All:

Today I was just trying to get a little exercise and, after a half-hour of walking I think I'd only seen 2 species (but a lot of dogs) when suddenly a flock of White-crowned Sparrows flew in.  They were close, and I soon spotted a possible White-throated Sparrow with a conspicuous supercilium.  When it turned to face me, showing its white throat, I scrambled to get my camera out since I'd never before spotted a WTSP in Cuesta Park.  But a dog scampered towards the birds, and they all left.

Later, on this relatively bird-less morning, just north across Cuesta Drive I spotted a Merlin perched in a tree, eating something.  Since I'd never seen a Merlin before in Cuesta Park I went out of my way to cross the street and to take a photo (attached).

Frank Vanslager


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Date: 11/26/18 7:59 pm
From: Bill Bousman <barlowi...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Mt. Umunhum
Folks:

This morning, 11/26/18, I visited Mt. Umunhum.  It was mostly quiet
along the ridge that goes roughly south from the parking lot.  A
TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE was in the top of a dead knobcone pine about 130 m
east of the intersection where the road becomes private and goes over
towards Mt. Thayer.  From there it flew south along the ridge.

Bill Bousman
Menlo Park

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Date: 11/26/18 12:00 pm
From: Bob Reiling <rreiling2...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Barrow's Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser
All,

The first bird that I saw on Shoreline Lake this morning (11/26) was the hybrid male BARROW'S X COMMON GOLDENEYE, sometime later I had great views of an adult male breeding plumaged BARROW'S GOLDENEYE and an adult male breeding plumaged HOODED MERGANSER (crest raised, that seemed to be associating with the Goldeneyes). The only other birds of note were 200-300 REDHEADS forming a long line in the Northwestern portion of Salt Pond A1. The Barrow's Goldeneye was still on the Southern edge of Shoreline Lake when I left there at about 11:10 AM.

Take care,

Bob Reiling

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Date: 11/26/18 8:04 am
From: Lynette Staffero <lynette...>
Subject: Re: [southbaybirds] Pacheco Pond Bald Eagles
On Thursday, 11/22/18, at 9:20 am, I saw 3 bald eagles perched at the same location. The next day, 11/23/18, at 2:10pm, I saw 2 of them perched at the same location.

Lynette Staffero


On 11/21/18, 8:32 PM, "Janet Hanson" <southbaybirds...> on behalf of <janethanson...> wrote:

This morning around 10:30 AM, I saw 3 BALD EAGLES on the snag in the Pacheco Pass pond, just east of Bell’s Station on 152. I frequently drive over the pass, and often see 1 or 2 (or none) perched there. This is the first time I’ve seen 3.
Good birding!
Janet Hanson






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Date: 11/25/18 7:30 pm
From: janna pauser <jannapauser...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Phainopepla female returns to tree 11-25-18
A female PHAINOPEPLA has returned to a mistletoe laden oak tree on the
hill across from the Mockingbird Hill entrance to Quicksilver Co Park.

A male BLACK THROATED GRAY WARBLER continues in New Almaden.

Janna Pauser
San Jose

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Date: 11/25/18 6:42 pm
From: J Deck via Groups.Io <manaos2=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Common Gallinules at EEC Alviso
Nice pair of Common Gallinules in slough behind the EEC in Alviso this afternoon.
Joe Deck
San Jose

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Date: 11/25/18 3:27 pm
From: Brooke Miller via Groups.Io <idbirds=<me.com...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Hooded Mergansers at Oka Ponds
This morning, Sunday Nov. 25, there were at least 8 HOODED MERGANSERS (male and female) in the first right-most ponds, between the trail and 17, if you enter the park from Oka Lane. It was hard to get an exact count because they were doing a lot of diving. The sun angle in the morning is awful to see them and for photography. If you’re going, consider going in the afternoon.

A male and female REDHEAD were in the largest pond with the two large islands, nearest the entrance gate.

I could not find the American Bittern, again…

Good birding!
Brooke Miller
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Date: 11/25/18 2:42 pm
From: Chuq Von Rospach <chuqvr...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Coyote Valley OSP 11/25
I was able to head out and spend some time in Coyote Valley today.

First stop was Laguna which was pretty quiet. No sign of the mountain
bluebirds. I did run into the flock of pipits, which as at least 35 birds
and maybe as high as 50. That just seems strange, especially there. Otehr
than that it was a couple of kestrels, a shrike and a mixed flock of
Brewer's Blackbirds and Starlings.

I then headed down to Coyote Valley OSP and hung out for an hour in the
lot, where I also ran into a couple of others who read SBB on and off
(waves hi). We were initially greeted by a kestrel that had found about a
foot long snake and had it for lunch, and a logger head shrike that was
hunting and caught at least one grasshopper.

Raptor activity was not massive but we had good numbers and a variety of
species. highlight was a pair of golden eagles we saw two or three times
soaring to the south, and a red-tailed hawk and a white-tailed kite that
got into a tussle mid-air.

Highlight: while looking at a couple of soaring hawks overhead in the
binoculars, I started seeing flashes of white and black behind them.
Scanning the sky, I found a flock of white-throated swifts hunting. They
were at some altitude, above the hawks, and actively flying around in a
loose flock. My counting tries ultimately found 13 birds but there might
have been more. At one point we heard them overhead chittering as they
flew.

a magpie came in and demanded we take it's picture, and so we did, but most
of them stayed at distance.






Chuq Von Rospach - http://www.chuqui.com
Email: <chuqvr...>
Twitter: @chuq
Silicon Valley, California

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Date: 11/25/18 11:26 am
From: Frank Vanslager via Groups.Io <Vanslagerf=<aol.com...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] On The Bay Trail From The Crittenden Area on 11/25/18
All:

In spite of the fact that it was a Hunting Day (Wed, Sat, and Sun in Santa Clara County?) I thought I'd check if there was anything different along the Bay Trail.  There wasn't.  At about 9 I was along the triangle area when I saw a flock of Least Sandpipers making a number of flights to feed on that barren flat.  Then I noticed that when they flew from one area, a half-dozen birds remained.  So I walked further, to about the center of the northern side of the triangle, and looked part way out to the south.  Sure enough, there were 9 Snowy Plovers sitting there.

I went further east about another half-mile and saw a large number of hiding water-fowl, and 6 Forster's Terns that hadn't migrated to the south, but nothing different.  I did register 48 species.

Frank Vanslager

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Date: 11/24/18 4:12 pm
From: Al Eisner via Groups.Io <eisner=<SLAC.Stanford.EDU...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Belated report from Laguna Ave., Coyote Valley
Because a negative report might still be of interest: I spent some time
around midday on Thanksgiving (Nov. 22) scoping the fence lines, etc.
along Laguna Ave. southwest of Santa Teresa for Mt. Bluebird, but with
no success. If anyone refinds them, please post.

What I found most interesting here were all the American Pipits landing
on the phone wires, sometimes more than 20 at once. (The flock had,
conservatively, 40 or 50 very active birds.) Raptors were scarce, but
other regular Coyote Valley specialties were present: 2 Say's Phoebes,
2 Loggerhead Shrikes, Yellow-billed Magpie, and some Tricolored Blackbirds
in the large flock of mostly Brewer's near the end of the road.

Al Eisner

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Date: 11/24/18 11:10 am
From: Eve Meier <eve_m_meier...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Swamp Sparrow on the Guadalupe River Trail
The Swamp Sparrow, first reported by Janna Pauser, continues this morning (11/24) on the Guadalupe River Trail north of Coleman Rd. I parked at the Lake Almaden Light Rail station to access the trail, then walked south. The bird was found on the reeds in the river on the east bank.

ebird: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50181764

Eve Meier
San Jose
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Date: 11/23/18 4:09 pm
From: janna pauser <jannapauser...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Phainopepla returns to GOG 11-23-18
I did a loop in Guadalupe Oak Grove Park this afternoon between showers.
A male PHAINOPEPLA has returned to the mistletoe laden scraggly oak tree
near the Vargas Drive gate. A RED BREASTED SAPSUCKER was flying from
tree to tree in the neighborhood outside the gate. I had a second duller
RBSA on the middle trail towards Fontana Park and a possible third where
three trails meet near a landmark boulder. The park was very birdy for
mid afternoon with lots of sparrows and WESTERN BLUEBIRDS seen.

Intending to bird at Almaden Lake Park this morning, I found the park
closed. I birded up the steep hill opposite the lake and found a SLATE
COLORED JUNCO. Birds were active all along this trail hiking up and
quiet on the return half an hour later. Next I decided to look for the
Swamp Sparrow I found yesterday and ran into Ann Verdi who had seen it a
bit further north along the Guadalupe River trail. I didn't see it today
but three SORA were out in the open and five GREAT TAILED GRACKLES were
in the cattails.

Janna Pauser
San Jose

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Date: 11/22/18 5:01 pm
From: janna pauser <jannapauser...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Swamp Sparrow along Guadalupe River trail
A second SWAMP SPARROW was seen at 4:30 today on the Guadalupe River
trail just north of the Coleman bridge. I got one brief look at the SWSA
foraging at the waters edge. It's distinct dark eye line widening
towards the gray nape, rufous wings and tail were the only field marks
seen. It appeared quite a bit smaller than a Song Sparrow. A SORA was
foraging in the open and two more were heard.

Janna Pauser
San Jose

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Date: 11/22/18 4:04 pm
From: bilal al-shahwany via Groups.Io <bilal_al_shahwany=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Say’s Phoebe in Sunnyvale WPCP
Very birdy this afternoon in Sunnyvale WPCP trail, a Say’s Phoebe was catching flies at the top if the hill
Good birdingBilal


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Date: 11/22/18 3:09 pm
From: Matthew Dodder <mdodder...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Winter Birding Classes
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

I wanted to remind folks that registration for Winter Birding Classes at Palo Alto Adult School begins a week from tomorrow. To register for Beginning, Intermediate or Advanced birding please visit the Palo Alto Adult School website. You’ll find descriptions of each class and its instructor.

Registration begins Friday, November 30:
https://paadultschool.org/class/birding-nature/

My 8-week advanced class begins January 14 and will focus on winter birds such as Gulls, Waterfowl, Raptors and Sparrows. Field trips will be a combination of half-day, and full-day outings. One special field trip is weekend trip to Gray Lodge, and Sacramento NWRs.

I hope you’ll join me, or one of the other adult school classes, for another exciting winter term!

Happy birding!
Matthew Dodder


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Date: 11/22/18 1:37 pm
From: Bill Bousman <barlowi...>
Subject: Re: [southbaybirds] continuing Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Folks:

The 2001-02 immature Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was first spotted on 2 Dec
and was last seen on 30 Mar (both dates by Ann).  The 30 Mar 02 date is
the latest record I know of in the county.  The guessing game as to its
sex ended in the third week in January as enough color (white) had grown
in on the throat to see it was a female.

Bill Bousman
Menlo Park

On 11/22/2018 12:01 PM, Ann Verdi wrote:
> This morning (Thurs, Nov 22), I saw the continuing immature male
> YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER at the Santa Clara Valley Water District
> (SCVWD)headquarters. It was foraging in the trees behind the
> headquarters near the employee entrance where it was first
> discovered several weeks ago, and it was still skittish and moving
> about quickly.
>
> A number of years ago an immature Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was also
> found at the SCVWD. It was often not an easy bird to re-find as it
> moved around a lot but always staying in the vicinity of the Water
> District. The bird remained until about the 1st of April (Bill Bousman
> may have the actual late date of sighting this bird) and turned out to
> be a female. I'm hoping this young male will also continue to stay
> here throughout the winter season.
>
> Happy Thanksgiving -
>
> Ann Verdi
> San Jose
>
>


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Date: 11/22/18 12:02 pm
From: Ann Verdi <aeverdi235...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] continuing Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
This morning (Thurs, Nov 22), I saw the continuing immature male
YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER at the Santa Clara Valley Water District
(SCVWD)headquarters. It was foraging in the trees behind the headquarters
near the employee entrance where it was first discovered several weeks ago,
and it was still skittish and moving about quickly.

A number of years ago an immature Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was also found
at the SCVWD. It was often not an easy bird to re-find as it moved around a
lot but always staying in the vicinity of the Water District. The bird
remained until about the 1st of April (Bill Bousman may have the actual
late date of sighting this bird) and turned out to be a female. I'm hoping
this young male will also continue to stay here throughout the winter
season.

Happy Thanksgiving -

Ann Verdi
San Jose

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Date: 11/22/18 9:22 am
From: Amy Yee <amyrandallyee...>
Subject: Re: [southbaybirds] Pacheco Pond Bald Eagles
Just drove Pacheco Pass an hour ago and saw three Bald Eagles in the same
area described above. One was flying, the other two perched.
Amy Yee

On Thu, Nov 22, 2018, 9:11 AM William Pelletier via Groups.Io <wrpelletier=
<yahoo.com...> wrote:

> Happy Turkey Day Birders!
>
> Great report from Janet. It’s an exciting time as we witness the recovery
> of our Bald Eagle population in Santa Clara County. It all started with the
> Condor recovery project, who released about 80 Bald Eagles in and around
> Big Sur as a pilot run for releasing the Condors. Populations have spiraled
> out from there every year. I give thanks for their efforts!
>
> We too drove by Pacheco Pass Pond (8am) and saw three BAEA in the dead
> tree. How long were they perched there?!? As we got up closer to the
> reservoir we saw a fourth Bald Eagle fly over hwy 152. A few miles later
> we pulled into the rest area and viewing spot, but it was closed. As we
> turned around to get back on the highway we saw two Greater Roadrunners
> along the entrance road. An auspicious start to our weekend in Palm
> Springs!
>
> We would typically stop at Kern NWR on the way through, but decided to try
> Pixley NWR instead and it paid off. It’s about 30 min NE of Kern. We found
> hundreds of Sandhill Crane, White Faced Ibis and a nice assortment of other
> birds in a quiet setting ... we were the only ones there. If you’ve never
> been, check it out!
>
> Let the holidays begin!
> Bill & Kitty
>
>
>
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad <https://overview.mail.yahoo.com/?.src=iOS>
>
> On Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 8:32 PM, Janet Hanson <
> <janethanson...> wrote:
>
> This morning around 10:30 AM, I saw 3 BALD EAGLES on the snag in the
> Pacheco Pass pond, just east of Bell’s Station on 152. I frequently drive
> over the pass, and often see 1 or 2 (or none) perched there. This is the
> first time I’ve seen 3.
> Good birding!
> Janet Hanson
>
>
>

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Date: 11/22/18 9:11 am
From: William Pelletier via Groups.Io <wrpelletier=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: Re: [southbaybirds] Pacheco Pond Bald Eagles
Happy Turkey Day Birders!
Great report from Janet. It’s an exciting time as we witness the recovery of our Bald Eagle population in Santa Clara County. It all started with the Condor recovery project, who released about 80 Bald Eagles in and around Big Sur as a pilot run for releasing the Condors. Populations have spiraled out from there every year. I give thanks for their efforts!
 We too drove by Pacheco Pass Pond (8am) and saw three BAEA in the dead tree. How long were they perched there?!? As we got up closer to the reservoir we saw a fourth Bald Eagle fly over hwy 152. A few miles later we pulled into the rest area and viewing spot, but it was closed. As we turned around to get back on the highway we saw two Greater Roadrunners along the entrance road. An auspicious start to our weekend in Palm Springs! 
We would typically stop at Kern NWR on the way through, but decided to try Pixley NWR instead and it paid off. It’s about 30 min NE of Kern. We found hundreds of Sandhill Crane, White Faced Ibis and a nice assortment of other birds in a quiet setting ... we were the only ones there. If you’ve never been, check it out!
Let the holidays begin!Bill & Kitty



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This morning around 10:30 AM, I saw 3 BALD EAGLES on the snag in the Pacheco Pass pond, just east of Bell’s Station on 152.  I frequently drive over the pass, and often see 1 or 2 (or none) perched there. This is the first time I’ve seen 3.
Good birding!
Janet Hanson





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Date: 11/22/18 7:53 am
From: Bill Bousman <barlowi...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Stanford
Folks:

Yesterday morning, 11/21/18, I birded portions of the Stanford Campus
and nearby.  In the shopping center, there is a fairly healthy crop of
Chinese pistache berries and good numbers of bluebirds, starlings, cedar
waxwings, and yellow-rumps.  In the parking lot at Crate and Barrel, I
saw a tan-stripe WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.

Bill Bousman
Menlo Park

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Date: 11/21/18 8:32 pm
From: Janet Hanson <janethanson...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Pacheco Pond Bald Eagles
This morning around 10:30 AM, I saw 3 BALD EAGLES on the snag in the Pacheco Pass pond, just east of Bell’s Station on 152. I frequently drive over the pass, and often see 1 or 2 (or none) perched there. This is the first time I’ve seen 3.
Good birding!
Janet Hanson
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Date: 11/20/18 5:37 pm
From: David Zittin <dzittin...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Sierra Summit, parking lot and Aquila Loop
Hi Birders,
Floy and I walked the Aquila Loop Trail mostly in hopes of getting above the smoke. It helped, but it was not perfectly clear, but better than the low lands.

Birding was between boring and moderately interesting. We were hoping to see Mountain Bluebirds, but no luck.
Some highlights:
- Golden Eagle soaring around the parking lot area.
- One Horned Lark in the wet spot below the water tanks.
- Many Savannah Sparrows
- Four Red-tailed Hawks
- Two Harriers
- Several Meadow Larks seen as we parked, but only a few seen later
- White-tailed Kite being chased off of its perch by a vocal Harrier
- Rock Wren working crevices in the split-rail guard around the parking lot for bugs.

Details at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50090982
and
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50090974

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Date: 11/20/18 2:17 pm
From: Bob Reiling <rreiling2...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Some Alviso birds
All,

This morning (11/20) in Alviso there were at least 8 SNOWY PLOVERS on the mud flats in New Chicago Marsh between Spreckles Ave and the railroad tracks. The female RUFF was working the eastern edge of the marsh, East of the RR tracks, on the Southern side of the Environmental Education Center entrance road and a Pacific PEREGRINE FALCON was well seen carrying to a tower, in the same general area, and eating a Dowitcher. Salt Pond A16 had a pair (M & F) REDHEAD, a couple adult GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULLS were on the second island from the Southeast corner of the pond, three to four MEW GULLS were on the island nearest the Southeast corner of the pond (island numbers not visible) and four BLUE-WINGED TEAL (3 males and a female) were a bit further out into the pond near a wooden perch. At least two male BLUE-WINGED TEAL were in the channel East of the EEC facility.

r.

Take care,

Bob Reiling

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Date: 11/20/18 1:39 pm
From: janna pauser <jannapauser...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Swamp Sparrow on Guadalupe River trail
I birded the Guadalupe River trail north of Blossom Hill Rd this
morning. I came across a quiet HOUSE WREN while looking at LINCOLN'S
SPARROWS. I walked down the gravel spur trail and found a SWAMP SPARROW
out in the open. At first I thought it was a Lincoln's Sparrow with a
very white throat. I came back later with Karen Burnson and got the
diagnostic field marks while Karen photographed this skulking bird. It
had a rufous crown and wings, gray face, dark eye line, white throat
with dark lateral throat lines.

North of the drainage a WHITE THROATED SPARROW was found in a tree.
Roadwork is being done in the area so we parked behind Pier 1. Access to
the trail is at Blossom Hill Rd and Blossom River Drive.
Karen's photos are here.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/karensbirds

Janna Pauser
San Jose

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Date: 11/20/18 1:00 pm
From: Frank Vanslager via Groups.Io <Vanslagerf=<aol.com...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] PAWA Continue at Houge and MOBL Continue at Laguna on 11/20/18
All:

At about 9:30 at 4121 Mystic Drive at Houge Park I had the Palm Warbler close, in a small tree -- and my camera battery died.  Then I had it even closer on the ground before I could finish exchanging the battery.  In the distant past I've been to Houge hundreds of times on SJAA monthly lecture nights, and on our monthly observing nights -- but I've never ever birded there before!

Then I went to Laguna Avenue where we found a distant Mountain Bluebird working the fence posts far to the north.  Getting the closest point and using 100 power, the view was enough for positive identification.

Frank Vanslager

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Date: 11/19/18 5:15 pm
From: Mike Azevedo via Groups.Io <geochelone=<aol.com...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] San Jose Christmas Bird Count
Hi all,


I know that the word is out that counts all over the bay area are in need of good birding eyes this year. The San Jose count will take place on


Sunday December 16


this year. Unfortunately, some of our sectors are seeing retiring leaders and birders who just have somewhere else to be this year. We wish them all the best and thank everyone who has participated over the years but we will need to recruit some help. If you are free that day, we have need in some of our biggest producing areas, bird-wise. Alviso, Calaveras and others could really use your help.


If you are able to respond, please let me know.


Thanks so much!


Mike Azevedo





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Date: 11/19/18 1:29 pm
From: Bill Bousman <barlowi...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Coyote Valley (continuing Mountain Bluebirds)
Folks:

This morning, 11/19/18, I birded Coyote Valley.  Scanning to the
northwest from southwest Laguna Avenue, I eventually was able to see
three male MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRDS on the fence between the fallow field
northwest of Laguna and the field next to Bailey that is being tilled. 
Among the hundreds of Canada Geese on the tilled field, I spotted two
'Ridgway's' CACKLING GEESE.  Towards the northeast end of Richmond
Avenue, I saw a FERRUGINOUS HAWK.  I saw two LOGGERHEAD SHRIKES during
my visit and about nine TRICOLORED BLACKBIRDS.

Bill Bousman
Menlo Park

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Date: 11/19/18 1:28 pm
From: janna pauser <jannapauser...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] rails Guadalupe River trail
I hadn't birded the Guadalupe River trail north of Coleman since
September. To my surprise the water level was high enough to support
rails north of the Coleman bridge. A SORA was foraging in the open with
more heard. A VIRGINIA RAIL briefly confronted the Sora then
disappeared. MARSH WREN, AM. GOLDFINCH, 3 GREEN HERON, CEDAR WAXWINGS, 2
NORTHERN FLICKER, PURPLE FINCH, LINCOLN'S SPARROWS and a RED BREASTED
SAPSUCKER were other highlights. On my return a MERLIN perched atop the
tallest tree near Almaden Exp. took off after a House Finch and never
even got close. Approximately 100 CANADA GEESE flew past on their way to
Almaden Lake and 5 GREAT TAILED GRACKLE were back in the cattails.

Janna Pauser
San Jose

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Date: 11/18/18 5:50 pm
From: Mary Lindemuth via Groups.Io <mblindemuth=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: Re: [southbaybirds] Cartoon

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Date: 11/18/18 3:57 pm
From: Dave Weber <dwbirdster...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Mtn Bluebirds Laguna Avenue Nov 18
At 3:20pm a female Mountain Bluebird was on the phone wire about three quarters of the way to the west end of Laguna Ave in Coyote Valley.  A male came in but did not land. They both flew north  and disappeared. A Ferruginous Hawk was on the ground beyond the distant fence line to the north. Dave Weber,MilpitasBy phone
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Date: 11/18/18 3:06 pm
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Subject: [southbaybirds] Cartoon
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Date: 11/18/18 1:20 pm
From: janna pauser <jannapauser...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] continuing Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, White-throated Sparrow
I birded at the Santa Clara Valley Water District, 5700 Almaden Exp this
morning. It was quiet except for the east side. I walked along the lower
gravel trail close to Blossom Hill Rd. and found the HY male YELLOW
BELLIED SAPSUCKER in a tangle of dead trees. ACORN WOODPECKERS and
NORTHERN FLICKERS were attracted to the same trees. A RED BREASTED
SAPSUCKER seemed to follow the YBSA off into trees along the upper
gravel road that also leads to Blossom Hill.

I found a tan striped WHITE THROATED SPARROW in vegetation with crowned
and LINCOLN'S SPARROWS close to the creek. Another RED BREASTED
SAPSUCKER was in a Pepper tree near the street parking lot, where I see
it frequently.

Janna Pauser
San Jose

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Date: 11/18/18 12:24 pm
From: Frank Vanslager via Groups.Io <Vanslagerf=<aol.com...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Barrow's Goldeneyes on Shoreline Lake on 11/18/18
All:

At the start of the scheduled Charleston Slough Field Trip I had close bino views of a Male Barrow's Goldeneye showing the crescent spot and the mostly-dark upper wing area.  Later on the trip we had long-time views of a previously-reported male, a cross between Barrow's and Common Goldeneyes; those two areas where distinctly different.  Near the end of the trip we had close views of a Mallard X Cinnamon Teal that I had never noticed before.  I registered a total of 56 species.

Frank Vanslager

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Date: 11/18/18 9:47 am
From: Matthew Dodder <mdodder...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Ferruginous Hawk
I neglected to report that as we were leaving the Mountain Bluebirds in Coyote Valley this morning, we also spotted a PRAIRIE FALCON on Laguna, as well as a MERLIN, a PEREGRINE FALCON and several AMERICAN FALCONS earlier. A FERRUGINOUS HAWK was on the ground among Crows just east of Laguna on Santa Teresa.

Matthew Dodder

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Date: 11/18/18 8:11 am
From: Matthew Dodder <mdodder...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Mountain Bluebirds
Steve Tracey, Bob Reiling, Cricket and I are admiring 5 MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRDS On The northwest side of Laguna Road.

Matthew Dodder

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Date: 11/17/18 5:41 pm
From: Steven Tucker via Groups.Io <talkingtrees80=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Barrow's x Common Goldeneye at Shoreline Lake, negative Chestnut-collared Longspur report
Birders -
Before going to Laguna Avenue, I made a few other stops.
I made two different visits to the Shoreline kite flying area this morning, hoping that I wasn't too late to the Chestnut-collared Longpsur party. Myself and several others did not find the bird, though many pipits are still present and several groups allowed themselves to be thoroughly checked for any hidden longspur. I believe it was last reported on Thursday.
At Shoreline Lake I found an adult male Barrow's x Common Goldeneye hybrid. The back pattern and head color look like Barrow's, but the white facial mark is intermediate in size and shape between Common and Barrow's, and the size of the bill and head shape were typical of Common. Cool bird and readily viewable near the northern shore.
A quick check of salt pond A1 turned up a sharp looking "storm wigeon", a Bonaparte's Gull and a smattering of Redheads. 

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Date: 11/17/18 1:31 pm
From: Steven Tucker via Groups.Io <talkingtrees80=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: Re: [southbaybirds] Mountain Bluebird on Laguna Ave.
Found another group of MOBL on Laguna, halfway between Santa Teresa and the dead end. Total of 5 individuals so far. All are along fenceline well NW from the road.
Steve TuckerSan Jose
On Saturday, November 17, 2018, 12:40 PM, Steven Tucker via Groups.Io <talkingtrees80=<yahoo.com...> wrote:

I just had a male Mountain Bluebird 3/4 of way down from the Santa Teresa Blvd intersection to the end of Laguna, on the fence line well NW of the road. Scope definitely required. It was with a single female bluebird that appeared to be a Mountain as well, though field marks are more indistinct than the male at this distance. 
Good birding,
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Date: 11/17/18 12:41 pm
From: Steven Tucker via Groups.Io <talkingtrees80=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Mountain Bluebird on Laguna Ave.
I just had a male Mountain Bluebird 3/4 of way down from the Santa Teresa Blvd intersection to the end of Laguna, on the fence line well NW of the road. Scope definitely required. It was with a single female bluebird that appeared to be a Mountain as well, though field marks are more indistinct than the male at this distance. 
Good birding,
Steve TuckerSan Jose

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Date: 11/17/18 11:28 am
From: Bob Reiling <rreiling2...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Yard birds
All,

AMERICAN GOLDFINCHES have shown up in force at my back yard feeders, competing with the LESSER GOLDFINCHES, HOUSE FINCHES and a couple of CHESTNUT-BACK CHICKADEES for the available seed. A SLATE-COLORED DARK-EYED JUNCO has also returned with a couple OREGON DARK-EYED JUNCOS to feed on the seeds that are dropped by the birds on the feeders.

Take care,

Bob Reiling

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Date: 11/16/18 8:07 am
From: NANCY AND EUGENE HUNN <enhunn323...>
Subject: Re: [southbaybirds] Palo Alto warblers
Alvaro,

When we founded the Grays Harbor CBC in Washington State we were surprised at the abundance of Myrtle Warblers in the Hooker Willow and wax myrtle shrub lands behind the dunes. It turns out that the Pacific Wax Myrtle reaches its northern limit just north of Grays Harbor. Back in Seattle wintering yellow-rumps are predominantly Audubons. It seemed to be a pattern.

Gene


> On November 16, 2018 at 7:06 AM Alvaro Jaramillo <chucao...> wrote:
>
>
> Gene
>
> I have a wax myrtle in my backyard, it is actually visited by Audubon’s Warblers and E. Starlings. But of course this is a tree out of habitat. But it is interesting that Audubon’s are no stranger to the tree.
>
> Alvaro
>
>
>
> Alvaro Jaramillo
>
> <alvaro...> mailto:<alvaro...>
>
> www.alvarosadventures.com
>
>
>
> From: NANCY AND EUGENE HUNN <enhunn323...>
> Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 6:00 PM
> To: John Sterling <jsterling...>; Alvaro Jaramillo <chucao...>
> Cc: Bill Bousman <barlowi...>; <southbaybirds...>
> Subject: Re: [southbaybirds] Palo Alto warblers
>
>
>
> Another factor is the close association of Myrtle Warblers in winter here with the near coastal Pacific Wax Myrtles.
>
> Gene Hunn
>
>
>
> > >
> > On November 13, 2018 at 4:59 PM John Sterling <jsterling...> mailto:<jsterling...> > wrote:
> >
> > same as in Humboldt County where Audubon’s are more associated with conifers and gardens
> >
> >
> >
> > on outer coast willow patches and riparian I’d guess that close to 100% are Myrtle Warblers
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > John Sterling
> > VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV
> >
> > 26 Palm Ave
> > Woodland, CA 95695
> >
> > PO Box 1653
> > Woodland, CA 95776A
> >
> > 530 908-3836
> > <jsterling...> mailto:<jsterling...>
> > http://www.sterlingbirds.com
> >
> >
> >
> > > > >
> > > On Nov 13, 2018, at 3:31 PM, Alvaro Jaramillo < <chucao...> mailto:<chucao...> > wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Bill et al.
> > >
> > > As a coastsider, I can attest to the fact that Myrtle Warblers are more common on the coast than elsewhere that I have seen in the Bay Area. Similarly, I have found that Myrtles are way more likely when you are in good moist riparian habitat. But in other spots that are more open or dry, like my backyard, Audubon’s is the expected and Myrtle are quite rare.
> > >
> > > Alvaro
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Alvaro Jaramillo
> > >
> > > <alvaro...> mailto:<alvaro...>
> > >
> > > www.alvarosadventures.com http://www.alvarosadventures.com/
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > From: <southbaybirds...> mailto:<southbaybirds...> < <southbaybirds...> mailto:<southbaybirds...> > On Behalf Of Bill Bousman
> > > Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2018 9:33 PM
> > > To: <southbaybirds...> mailto:<southbaybirds...>
> > > Subject: Re: [southbaybirds] Palo Alto warblers
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Folks:
> > >
> > > Other numbers concerning Yellow-rumped Warblers:
> > >
> > > From banding data at the Coyote Creek Riparian Station in the 11 years from 1986 to 1996, the number of Myrtles was 794 and the number of Audubon's were 2847, thus 22% were Myrtles.
> > >
> > > From banding data at Wool Ranch from 1970 to 1972 (but only in spring and fall), the number of Myrtles was 22 and the number of Audubon's were 151, thus 12% were Myrtles.
> > >
> > > Observers in Central California became interested in the proportion of the two subspecies in the late 1960s and this culminated the following table based on CBC data (count circles not described) for five major regions (Am. Birds 27:660):
> > > Region Yellow-rumped Warbler Percent Myrtles
> > > Outer Coast 2089 42.0
> > > Inner Coast 440 11.6
> > > Inner Coast Range 625 3.8
> > > Central Valley 2239 0.7
> > > Sierra 11 0.0
> > > [The printed table had 4.2 percent, but was corrected in a subsequent volume.] They also commented that "an apparent difference in habitat preferences exists between Myrtle and Audubon types. 'Myrtle' Warblers basically prefer riparian growth, dense lowland oak woodland or residential parks grown to dense stands of mature deciduous trees. 'Audubon's' Warblers, on the other hand, prefer open or newly developed residential areas with scattered small trees and shrubs."
> > >
> > > Our Myrtles are probably all the subspecies hooveri that breeds in Alaska and the Yukon and not coronata that nests in northwestern Canada across to the east coast and winters in the southeastern U.S. The subspecies hooveri was named for Theodore Hoover, the President's older brother, who eventually became Dean of Engineering at Stanford. The older Hoover was an active birder while enrolled at Stanford and became attracted to the valley of Waddell Creek. Later, he purchased much of that land and his granddaughter gave it to the state, now called Rancho del Oso.
> > >
> > > Bill Bousman
> > > Menlo Park
> > >
> > > On 11/10/2018 7:48 PM, Steve Rottenborn wrote:
> > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > Earlier this morning (10 Nov), birding at the Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant produced two Palm Warblers (one near the northeast corner of the plant and one near the southeast corner) and a late Wilson’s Warbler about midway along the east side of the plant. Of the 120+ Yellow-rumped Warblers there, all that I saw well were Audubon’s except for one Myrtle (I’m reporting this not because Myrtle is rare here, as it isn’t, but I don’t often see ratios of the two reported in the South Bay). About 250 Bonaparte’s Gulls were feeding in the tanks at the plant, visible only when they’d get up and fly around over the plant.
> > > >
> > > > At the southeast corner of the Palo Alto Flood Control Basin, Adobe Creek had a House Wren, an Orange-crowned Warbler, and 3 Myrtle Warblers among 60 or so Audubon’s.
> > > >
> > > > This evening, 2 adult Snow Geese and 4 Aleutian Cackling Geese were with 40 Canada Geese in eastern Morgan Hill, in the field north of Diana Avenue and west of Hill Road.
> > > >
> > > > Steve Rottenborn
> > > > Morgan Hill, CA
> > > >
> > > >
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Date: 11/16/18 7:08 am
From: Alvaro Jaramillo <chucao...>
Subject: Re: [southbaybirds] Palo Alto warblers
Gene

I have a wax myrtle in my backyard, it is actually visited by Audubon’s Warblers and E. Starlings. But of course this is a tree out of habitat. But it is interesting that Audubon’s are no stranger to the tree.

Alvaro



Alvaro Jaramillo

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From: NANCY AND EUGENE HUNN <enhunn323...>
Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 6:00 PM
To: John Sterling <jsterling...>; Alvaro Jaramillo <chucao...>
Cc: Bill Bousman <barlowi...>; <southbaybirds...>
Subject: Re: [southbaybirds] Palo Alto warblers



Another factor is the close association of Myrtle Warblers in winter here with the near coastal Pacific Wax Myrtles.

Gene Hunn




On November 13, 2018 at 4:59 PM John Sterling <jsterling...> <mailto:<jsterling...> > wrote:

same as in Humboldt County where Audubon’s are more associated with conifers and gardens



on outer coast willow patches and riparian I’d guess that close to 100% are Myrtle Warblers





John Sterling
VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV

26 Palm Ave
Woodland, CA 95695

PO Box 1653
Woodland, CA 95776A

530 908-3836
<jsterling...> <mailto:<jsterling...>
www.sterlingbirds.com <http://www.sterlingbirds.com>





On Nov 13, 2018, at 3:31 PM, Alvaro Jaramillo < <chucao...> <mailto:<chucao...> > wrote:



Bill et al.

As a coastsider, I can attest to the fact that Myrtle Warblers are more common on the coast than elsewhere that I have seen in the Bay Area. Similarly, I have found that Myrtles are way more likely when you are in good moist riparian habitat. But in other spots that are more open or dry, like my backyard, Audubon’s is the expected and Myrtle are quite rare.

Alvaro



Alvaro Jaramillo

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

<http://www.alvarosadventures.com/> www.alvarosadventures.com



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Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2018 9:33 PM
To: <mailto:<southbaybirds...> <southbaybirds...>
Subject: Re: [southbaybirds] Palo Alto warblers



Folks:

Other numbers concerning Yellow-rumped Warblers:

From banding data at the Coyote Creek Riparian Station in the 11 years from 1986 to 1996, the number of Myrtles was 794 and the number of Audubon's were 2847, thus 22% were Myrtles.

From banding data at Wool Ranch from 1970 to 1972 (but only in spring and fall), the number of Myrtles was 22 and the number of Audubon's were 151, thus 12% were Myrtles.

Observers in Central California became interested in the proportion of the two subspecies in the late 1960s and this culminated the following table based on CBC data (count circles not described) for five major regions (Am. Birds 27:660):
Region Yellow-rumped Warbler Percent Myrtles
Outer Coast 2089 42.0
Inner Coast 440 11.6
Inner Coast Range 625 3.8
Central Valley 2239 0.7
Sierra 11 0.0
[The printed table had 4.2 percent, but was corrected in a subsequent volume.] They also commented that "an apparent difference in habitat preferences exists between Myrtle and Audubon types. 'Myrtle' Warblers basically prefer riparian growth, dense lowland oak woodland or residential parks grown to dense stands of mature deciduous trees. 'Audubon's' Warblers, on the other hand, prefer open or newly developed residential areas with scattered small trees and shrubs."

Our Myrtles are probably all the subspecies hooveri that breeds in Alaska and the Yukon and not coronata that nests in northwestern Canada across to the east coast and winters in the southeastern U.S. The subspecies hooveri was named for Theodore Hoover, the President's older brother, who eventually became Dean of Engineering at Stanford. The older Hoover was an active birder while enrolled at Stanford and became attracted to the valley of Waddell Creek. Later, he purchased much of that land and his granddaughter gave it to the state, now called Rancho del Oso.

Bill Bousman
Menlo Park

On 11/10/2018 7:48 PM, Steve Rottenborn wrote:

Earlier this morning (10 Nov), birding at the Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant produced two Palm Warblers (one near the northeast corner of the plant and one near the southeast corner) and a late Wilson’s Warbler about midway along the east side of the plant. Of the 120+ Yellow-rumped Warblers there, all that I saw well were Audubon’s except for one Myrtle (I’m reporting this not because Myrtle is rare here, as it isn’t, but I don’t often see ratios of the two reported in the South Bay). About 250 Bonaparte’s Gulls were feeding in the tanks at the plant, visible only when they’d get up and fly around over the plant.

At the southeast corner of the Palo Alto Flood Control Basin, Adobe Creek had a House Wren, an Orange-crowned Warbler, and 3 Myrtle Warblers among 60 or so Audubon’s.

This evening, 2 adult Snow Geese and 4 Aleutian Cackling Geese were with 40 Canada Geese in eastern Morgan Hill, in the field north of Diana Avenue and west of Hill Road.

Steve Rottenborn
Morgan Hill, CA
















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Date: 11/15/18 8:44 pm
From: Bill Bousman <barlowi...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] New Chicago, Pond A16, and breached A17
Folks:

This morning, 11/15/18, I walked a CCW route around Pond A16 and also
checked the marsh.  The pond at State and Spreckles had at least two
male BLUE-WINGED TEAL and I counted four SNOWY PLOVER at the south
edge.  A few hours later in Artesian Slough I saw six male and two
female BLUE-WINGED TEAL.  COMMON GOLDENEYES are coming in with at least
31 in A16, but only two in male plumage.  One female had an all yellow
bill as is sometimes seen in Common Goldeneyes.

Bill Bousman
Menlo Park

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Date: 11/15/18 3:19 pm
From: Eve Meier <eve_m_meier...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Calero Creek Trail: Wood Ducks
This afternoon (11/15) on the Calero Creek Trail, very close to Harry Rd, I spotted 5 WOOD DUCKS. They were busy 'talking' to each other and I could also hear a lot of splashing coming from farther down stream where I couldn’t see. Marion Farber had seen about 20 Wood Ducks in the same location yesterday. She also heard them splashing about quite a bit. Thanks for the tip Marion!

Eve Meier
San Jose

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Date: 11/15/18 2:24 pm
From: David Zittin <dzittin...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Palm Warbler and Chestnut-collared Longspur
Both species seen today (11/15/2018)
The Palm Warbler was loosely associating with a very large number of Yellow-rumped Warblers. The Yellow-rumped Warblers were often seen feeding on the pistache fruits. One female Nuttall's Woodpecker seen and heard. One Cedar Waxwing was also seen. The Palm Warbler was seen in and around the kiddie playground (west of the restroom building) working in the wood chips under the play equipment. Photos and more detail at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49956873.

The Chestnut-collared Longspur eventually landed fairly close to me in the green, grassy area at the Shoreline Kite area after a 30 minute wait.  Photos at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49957986

-Dave Zittin
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Date: 11/15/18 9:42 am
From: Christopher Hayward <p_t_nymph...>
Subject: Re: [southbaybirds] Palm Warbler Houge Park Nov 14
Hi All, the Chestnut collared Longspur just see by Jim Lomax and I near green lawn area so still around.
Chris Hayward
On Nov 14, 2018, at 1:16 PM, Dave Weber <dwbirdster...><mailto:<dwbirdster...>> wrote:

Palm Warber continues at Houge Park on White Oaks Rd. Found fairly quickly at 1pm among the picnic tables between playground and horseshoe pits, then flew out to the lawn and trees. Earlier there were at least 14 Snowy Plovers in Alviso in the SE corner of the pond at State and Spreckles, or NWish of where the rr tracks cross the entrance rd to the EEC.



Dave Weber,
Milpitas
By phone


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Date: 11/14/18 5:23 pm
From: Bill Bousman <barlowi...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] SCRWA (Gilroy) treatment ponds
Folks:

I visited the South County Regional Wastewater Authority treatment ponds
in Gilroy this morning, 11/14/18.  They are letting water into one of
the western Obata Ponds, otherwise the only water was in the entrance
pond.  The entrance pond had lots of ducks and included a single male
EURASIAN WIGEON and three BLUE-WINGED TEAL, two males and a female.  I
saw only two LOGGERHEAD SHRIKES during my visit.  I walked from the
South Ponds down to Bloomfield and back along Llagas Creek and was
surprised to see a BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER in the riparian, the first I've
seen in 55 visits.  A few gnatcatchers overwinter in the county, but
most of our summer residents leave in late July and early August and
return in early March.  Overwintering birds are found more or less
regularly from September to February. Sometimes these overwintering
birds are referred to as "half-hardies," but based on the Palo Alto
summer and winter counts, the ratio is closer to a thousand-to-one.

Bill Bousman
Menlo Park

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Date: 11/14/18 4:18 pm
From: Eve Meier <eve_m_meier...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] SCVAS Field Trip: Los Gatos Creek County Park
This morning (11/14) I led a SCVAS field trip to Los Gatos Creek County Park. The highlights were the wintering ducks. We were able to find MALLARDS, GADWALLS, 1 AMERICAN WIGEON, 4 REDHEADS, RING-NECKED DUCKS, 1 COMMON GOLDENEYE, BUFFLEHEADS, COMMON MERGANSERS, a pair of HOODED MERGANSERS, and RUDDY DUCKS. The Redheads were on pond 1 (pond closest to the parking lot) and the Common Goldeneye along with the Hooded Merganser pair were on pond 4 (pond with island closest to Oka Ln.). Several WILSON SNIPES were also spotted on the island in pond 4.

Ebird: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49935186

Eve Meier
San Jose (Cambrian Area)
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Date: 11/14/18 1:16 pm
From: Dave Weber <dwbirdster...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Palm Warbler Houge Park Nov 14
Palm Warber continues at Houge Park on White Oaks Rd. Found fairly quickly at 1pm among the picnic tables between playground and horseshoe pits, then flew out to the lawn and trees. Earlier there were at least 14 Snowy Plovers in Alviso in the SE corner of the pond at State and Spreckles, or NWish of where the rr tracks cross the entrance rd to the EEC.Dave Weber,MilpitasBy phone
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Date: 11/14/18 11:18 am
From: Brooke Miller via Groups.Io <idbirds=<me.com...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Palm Warbler - Houge Park, San Jose - Wed Nov 14, 2018
Hi,

The PALM WARBLER continued this morning around 10:30 near the playground at Houge Park. It was quite a chore picking through the at-least 50 Yellow-rumped Warblers here that were moving around. I noticed 2 Myrtle’s Warblers among the flock. Also of interest was a singing HERMIT WARBLER, and a few WESTERN BLUEBIRDS.

Good birding!
Brooke Miller
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Date: 11/14/18 10:56 am
From: Natasha Dehn <nedehn...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Slightly OT: feather Q
I found a lovely white downy feather yesterday with a spiral growth pattern. Can’t find anything about such a thing online and very curious . Any feather experts?

Thanks,
Natasha
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Date: 11/14/18 10:49 am
From: Bob Reiling <rreiling2...>
Subject: Re: [southbaybirds] Message
All,
No sign of Evening Grosbeaks (this morning, 11/14) along Hwy 35 (Skyline) between the parking lot for Castle Rock and Charcoal Road or at the lower portion of Sanborn Skyline Park. Very slow birding with the best action at the parking area at Hwy 9 at 7:40 AM,
Take care,
Bob Reiling

> On November 13, 2018 at 1:23 PM Bill Bousman <barlowi...> wrote:
>
>
> Mary Kelly called and said her daughter has seen Evening Grosbeaks
> gritting on Hwy 9 on the SCL side of the intersection with Hwy 35.
>
> Bill Bousman as messenger
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Date: 11/13/18 6:05 pm
From: NANCY AND EUGENE HUNN <enhunn323...>
Subject: Re: [southbaybirds] Palo Alto warblers
Another factor is the close association of Myrtle Warblers in winter here with the near coastal Pacific Wax Myrtles.

Gene Hunn


> On November 13, 2018 at 4:59 PM John Sterling <jsterling...> wrote:
>
> same as in Humboldt County where Audubon’s are more associated with conifers and gardens
>
> on outer coast willow patches and riparian I’d guess that close to 100% are Myrtle Warblers
>
>
> John Sterling
> VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV
>
> 26 Palm Ave
> Woodland, CA 95695
>
> PO Box 1653
> Woodland, CA 95776A
>
> 530 908-3836
> <jsterling...> mailto:<jsterling...>
> www.sterlingbirds.com
>
>
> > > On Nov 13, 2018, at 3:31 PM, Alvaro Jaramillo < <chucao...> mailto:<chucao...> > wrote:
> >
> > Bill et al.
> > As a coastsider, I can attest to the fact that Myrtle Warblers are more common on the coast than elsewhere that I have seen in the Bay Area. Similarly, I have found that Myrtles are way more likely when you are in good moist riparian habitat. But in other spots that are more open or dry, like my backyard, Audubon’s is the expected and Myrtle are quite rare.
> > Alvaro
> >
> > Alvaro Jaramillo
> > <alvaro...> mailto:<alvaro...>://www.alvarosadventures.com/
> >
> > From: <southbaybirds...> mailto:<southbaybirds...> < <southbaybirds...> mailto:<southbaybirds...> > On Behalf Of Bill Bousman
> > Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2018 9:33 PM
> > To: <southbaybirds...> mailto:<southbaybirds...>
> > Subject: Re: [southbaybirds] Palo Alto warblers
> >
> > Folks:
> >
> > Other numbers concerning Yellow-rumped Warblers:
> >
> > From banding data at the Coyote Creek Riparian Station in the 11 years from 1986 to 1996, the number of Myrtles was 794 and the number of Audubon's were 2847, thus 22% were Myrtles.
> >
> > From banding data at Wool Ranch from 1970 to 1972 (but only in spring and fall), the number of Myrtles was 22 and the number of Audubon's were 151, thus 12% were Myrtles.
> >
> > Observers in Central California became interested in the proportion of the two subspecies in the late 1960s and this culminated the following table based on CBC data (count circles not described) for five major regions (Am. Birds 27:660):
> > Region Yellow-rumped Warbler Percent Myrtles
> > Outer Coast 2089 42.0
> > Inner Coast 440 11.6
> > Inner Coast Range 625 3.8
> > Central Valley 2239 0.7
> > Sierra 11 0.0
> > [The printed table had 4.2 percent, but was corrected in a subsequent volume.] They also commented that "an apparent difference in habitat preferences exists between Myrtle and Audubon types. 'Myrtle' Warblers basically prefer riparian growth, dense lowland oak woodland or residential parks grown to dense stands of mature deciduous trees. 'Audubon's' Warblers, on the other hand, prefer open or newly developed residential areas with scattered small trees and shrubs."
> >
> > Our Myrtles are probably all the subspecies hooveri that breeds in Alaska and the Yukon and not coronata that nests in northwestern Canada across to the east coast and winters in the southeastern U.S. The subspecies hooveri was named for Theodore Hoover, the President's older brother, who eventually became Dean of Engineering at Stanford. The older Hoover was an active birder while enrolled at Stanford and became attracted to the valley of Waddell Creek. Later, he purchased much of that land and his granddaughter gave it to the state, now called Rancho del Oso.
> >
> > Bill Bousman
> > Menlo Park
> >
> > On 11/10/2018 7:48 PM, Steve Rottenborn wrote:
> >
> > > > > Earlier this morning (10 Nov), birding at the Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant produced two Palm Warblers (one near the northeast corner of the plant and one near the southeast corner) and a late Wilson’s Warbler about midway along the east side of the plant. Of the 120+ Yellow-rumped Warblers there, all that I saw well were Audubon’s except for one Myrtle (I’m reporting this not because Myrtle is rare here, as it isn’t, but I don’t often see ratios of the two reported in the South Bay). About 250 Bonaparte’s Gulls were feeding in the tanks at the plant, visible only when they’d get up and fly around over the plant.
> > >
> > > At the southeast corner of the Palo Alto Flood Control Basin, Adobe Creek had a House Wren, an Orange-crowned Warbler, and 3 Myrtle Warblers among 60 or so Audubon’s.
> > >
> > > This evening, 2 adult Snow Geese and 4 Aleutian Cackling Geese were with 40 Canada Geese in eastern Morgan Hill, in the field north of Diana Avenue and west of Hill Road.
> > >
> > > Steve Rottenborn
> > > Morgan Hill, CA
> > >
> > >
> > > > >
> >
> > >
>


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Date: 11/13/18 4:59 pm
From: John Sterling <jsterling...>
Subject: Re: [southbaybirds] Palo Alto warblers
same as in Humboldt County where Audubon’s are more associated with conifers and gardens

on outer coast willow patches and riparian I’d guess that close to 100% are Myrtle Warblers


John Sterling
VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV

26 Palm Ave
Woodland, CA 95695

PO Box 1653
Woodland, CA 95776A

530 908-3836
<jsterling...>
www.sterlingbirds.com

> On Nov 13, 2018, at 3:31 PM, Alvaro Jaramillo <chucao...> wrote:
>
> Bill et al.
> As a coastsider, I can attest to the fact that Myrtle Warblers are more common on the coast than elsewhere that I have seen in the Bay Area. Similarly, I have found that Myrtles are way more likely when you are in good moist riparian habitat. But in other spots that are more open or dry, like my backyard, Audubon’s is the expected and Myrtle are quite rare.
> Alvaro
>
> Alvaro Jaramillo
> <alvaro...> <mailto:<alvaro...>
> www.alvarosadventures.com <http://www.alvarosadventures.com/>
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> From: <southbaybirds...> <mailto:<southbaybirds...> <southbaybirds...> <mailto:<southbaybirds...>> On Behalf Of Bill Bousman
> Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2018 9:33 PM
> To: <southbaybirds...> <mailto:<southbaybirds...>
> Subject: Re: [southbaybirds] Palo Alto warblers
>
> Folks:
>
> Other numbers concerning Yellow-rumped Warblers:
>
> From banding data at the Coyote Creek Riparian Station in the 11 years from 1986 to 1996, the number of Myrtles was 794 and the number of Audubon's were 2847, thus 22% were Myrtles.
>
> From banding data at Wool Ranch from 1970 to 1972 (but only in spring and fall), the number of Myrtles was 22 and the number of Audubon's were 151, thus 12% were Myrtles.
>
> Observers in Central California became interested in the proportion of the two subspecies in the late 1960s and this culminated the following table based on CBC data (count circles not described) for five major regions (Am. Birds 27:660):
> Region Yellow-rumped Warbler Percent Myrtles
> Outer Coast 2089 42.0
> Inner Coast 440 11.6
> Inner Coast Range 625 3.8
> Central Valley 2239 0.7
> Sierra 11 0.0
> [The printed table had 4.2 percent, but was corrected in a subsequent volume.] They also commented that "an apparent difference in habitat preferences exists between Myrtle and Audubon types. 'Myrtle' Warblers basically prefer riparian growth, dense lowland oak woodland or residential parks grown to dense stands of mature deciduous trees. 'Audubon's' Warblers, on the other hand, prefer open or newly developed residential areas with scattered small trees and shrubs."
>
> Our Myrtles are probably all the subspecies hooveri that breeds in Alaska and the Yukon and not coronata that nests in northwestern Canada across to the east coast and winters in the southeastern U.S. The subspecies hooveri was named for Theodore Hoover, the President's older brother, who eventually became Dean of Engineering at Stanford. The older Hoover was an active birder while enrolled at Stanford and became attracted to the valley of Waddell Creek. Later, he purchased much of that land and his granddaughter gave it to the state, now called Rancho del Oso.
>
> Bill Bousman
> Menlo Park
>
> On 11/10/2018 7:48 PM, Steve Rottenborn wrote:
> Earlier this morning (10 Nov), birding at the Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant produced two Palm Warblers (one near the northeast corner of the plant and one near the southeast corner) and a late Wilson’s Warbler about midway along the east side of the plant. Of the 120+ Yellow-rumped Warblers there, all that I saw well were Audubon’s except for one Myrtle (I’m reporting this not because Myrtle is rare here, as it isn’t, but I don’t often see ratios of the two reported in the South Bay). About 250 Bonaparte’s Gulls were feeding in the tanks at the plant, visible only when they’d get up and fly around over the plant.
>
> At the southeast corner of the Palo Alto Flood Control Basin, Adobe Creek had a House Wren, an Orange-crowned Warbler, and 3 Myrtle Warblers among 60 or so Audubon’s.
>
> This evening, 2 adult Snow Geese and 4 Aleutian Cackling Geese were with 40 Canada Geese in eastern Morgan Hill, in the field north of Diana Avenue and west of Hill Road.
>
> Steve Rottenborn
> Morgan Hill, CA
>
>
>


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Date: 11/13/18 3:55 pm
From: janna pauser <jannapauser...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Calero Reservoir rails 11-13
I decided to stop at Calero for a few minutes on my south county route
and stayed for an hour. At least 80 aechmophorus grebes were spread out
near the dam. There were more ducks but I concentrated on the mud flats.
Two SORA were out in the open, once battling like coots. A VIRGINA RAIL
was seen and one WILSON'S SNIPE showed itself. Several AM. PIPITS flew
back and forth calling and a NO. HARRIER patrolled the area.

The rest of my drive was uneventful until I got to Laguna hoping to find
some pipits. Much to my surprise they were lined up on the wires, at
least 80 of them. The light was bad so I drove to the end of the road
and turn around seeing a LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE, SAY'S PHOEBE, WESTERN
MEADOWLARK, YELLOW BILLED MAGPIES and blackbirds. I looked to the south
and there were hundreds of AM. PIPITS in the sky over the green field,
they flew across the road towards Bailey and disappeared. There was no
way to look through these birds in flight so I gave up, wondering what I
may have missed.

Janna Pauser
San Jose

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Date: 11/13/18 3:33 pm
From: Alvaro Jaramillo <chucao...>
Subject: Re: [southbaybirds] Palo Alto warblers
Bill et al.

As a coastsider, I can attest to the fact that Myrtle Warblers are more
common on the coast than elsewhere that I have seen in the Bay Area.
Similarly, I have found that Myrtles are way more likely when you are in
good moist riparian habitat. But in other spots that are more open or dry,
like my backyard, Audubon's is the expected and Myrtle are quite rare.

Alvaro



Alvaro Jaramillo

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www.alvarosadventures.com



From: <southbaybirds...> <southbaybirds...> On Behalf Of Bill
Bousman
Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2018 9:33 PM
To: <southbaybirds...>
Subject: Re: [southbaybirds] Palo Alto warblers



Folks:

Other numbers concerning Yellow-rumped Warblers:

From banding data at the Coyote Creek Riparian Station in the 11 years from
1986 to 1996, the number of Myrtles was 794 and the number of Audubon's were
2847, thus 22% were Myrtles.

From banding data at Wool Ranch from 1970 to 1972 (but only in spring and
fall), the number of Myrtles was 22 and the number of Audubon's were 151,
thus 12% were Myrtles.

Observers in Central California became interested in the proportion of the
two subspecies in the late 1960s and this culminated the following table
based on CBC data (count circles not described) for five major regions (Am.
Birds 27:660):
Region Yellow-rumped Warbler Percent Myrtles
Outer Coast 2089
42.0
Inner Coast 440
11.6
Inner Coast Range 625 3.8
Central Valley 2239
0.7
Sierra 11
0.0
[The printed table had 4.2 percent, but was corrected in a subsequent
volume.] They also commented that "an apparent difference in habitat
preferences exists between Myrtle and Audubon types. 'Myrtle' Warblers
basically prefer riparian growth, dense lowland oak woodland or residential
parks grown to dense stands of mature deciduous trees. 'Audubon's'
Warblers, on the other hand, prefer open or newly developed residential
areas with scattered small trees and shrubs."

Our Myrtles are probably all the subspecies hooveri that breeds in Alaska
and the Yukon and not coronata that nests in northwestern Canada across to
the east coast and winters in the southeastern U.S. The subspecies hooveri
was named for Theodore Hoover, the President's older brother, who eventually
became Dean of Engineering at Stanford. The older Hoover was an active
birder while enrolled at Stanford and became attracted to the valley of
Waddell Creek. Later, he purchased much of that land and his granddaughter
gave it to the state, now called Rancho del Oso.

Bill Bousman
Menlo Park

On 11/10/2018 7:48 PM, Steve Rottenborn wrote:

Earlier this morning (10 Nov), birding at the Palo Alto Regional Water
Quality Control Plant produced two Palm Warblers (one near the northeast
corner of the plant and one near the southeast corner) and a late Wilson's
Warbler about midway along the east side of the plant. Of the 120+
Yellow-rumped Warblers there, all that I saw well were Audubon's except for
one Myrtle (I'm reporting this not because Myrtle is rare here, as it isn't,
but I don't often see ratios of the two reported in the South Bay). About
250 Bonaparte's Gulls were feeding in the tanks at the plant, visible only
when they'd get up and fly around over the plant.

At the southeast corner of the Palo Alto Flood Control Basin, Adobe Creek
had a House Wren, an Orange-crowned Warbler, and 3 Myrtle Warblers among 60
or so Audubon's.

This evening, 2 adult Snow Geese and 4 Aleutian Cackling Geese were with 40
Canada Geese in eastern Morgan Hill, in the field north of Diana Avenue and
west of Hill Road.

Steve Rottenborn
Morgan Hill, CA








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Date: 11/13/18 2:57 pm
From: Dave Weber <dwbirdster...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Chestnut-collared Longspur continues Nov 13 pm
Got to the kite flying area at Shoreline Park in Mtn View shortly before
1pm. Pipits but no longspur. Pipits flew to the far east end of the overflow
lot. I, with Bill Pelletier and others, went in that direction to the small
plowed area. Pipits were foraging in it, difficult to see. Eventually I
located the Chestnut-collared Longspur at the east end of the plowed area.
It was difficult to get others on it, as it was drab as dirt (but still
good-looking), and there weren't many good landmarks. The group flushed
again, but I was able to view the longspur at 25 ft at the NE corner of the
same plot.



Dave Weber,

Milpitas


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Date: 11/13/18 2:47 pm
From: Karen Burnson <karenburnson...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Palm Warbler Houge Park
The Chinese Pistache berries are ripe at Houge Park (Cambrian Park
Neighborhood between Bascom and Union). A PALM WARBLER was under the
Pistache trees at the playground and very cooperative. I had to back away
to get a shot. Also going after the berries were YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS, a
male and female WESTERN BLUEBIRD, a NUTTALL'S WOODPECKER, and
CHESTNUT-BACKED CHICKADEES.
In my yard has been a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW for a few days.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/karensbirds/

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Date: 11/13/18 1:23 pm
From: Bill Bousman <barlowi...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Message
Mary Kelly called and said her daughter has seen Evening Grosbeaks
gritting on Hwy 9 on the SCL side of the intersection with Hwy 35.

Bill Bousman as messenger

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Date: 11/13/18 8:10 am
From: Craig Cummings via Groups.Io <yakteachr=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Chestnut-collared Longspur Continues Nov 13
Having somehow missed the longspur yesterday by only a few minutes, I gave it another try on this lucky 13th day of the month. At 7:20 or so, the pipit flock -- complete with longspur -- flew in over the grassy area and into the dirt/dead grass area near light standard E9. 
I left the longspur at 7:40 and met another birder (didn't catch a name) showed up in search for the Mountain Bluebird having already seen the longspur. Perhaps we will hear more.
Good birding,
Craig CummingsNapa, CA/Mountain View, CA


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