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3/25/19 6:20 am Larry Schmahl via Groups.Io <larschmahl=<aol.com...> [LACoBirds] Palm Warbler San Gabriel River at Washington Blvd
3/24/19 4:40 pm David Bell <d...> [LACoBirds] Scott’s Oriole Tujunga
3/24/19 2:34 pm Mark Scheel <scheel314...> [LACoBirds] Black-throated Green Warbler, Alondra Park
3/22/19 5:38 pm <busyday...> [LACoBirds] Plumbeous @ Magic Johnson
3/22/19 2:40 pm Jon Fisher <JonF60...> [LACoBirds] Los Angeles RBA- 22 March 2019
3/21/19 9:52 pm <rebecca.fenning...> [LACoBirds] Brown Creeper, North Hollywood Park, 3/21
3/20/19 12:31 pm Martin Meyers <martin...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Blue-winged Warbler continues at El Dorado Park
3/18/19 3:33 pm <ms.hiker99...> [LACoBirds] Scott's Oriole at Crystalaire
3/16/19 9:47 am Jean Brandt <jeanbirds...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] FOS
3/15/19 2:54 pm Jon Fisher <JonF60...> [LACoBirds] Los Angeles RBA- 15 March 2019
3/14/19 3:36 pm <busyday...> [LACoBirds] WW Scoters off Dockweiler
3/14/19 9:50 am Thomas Wurster <wurster...> [LACoBirds] Swainson’s Hawks over Monrovia
3/13/19 10:36 pm Don Sterba <donsterba...> [LACoBirds] Hybrid Blue-wing X Cinnamon Teal at the Playa Vista Riparian Corridor
3/13/19 12:53 pm Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] WHERE did you see that bird?
3/10/19 4:41 pm Philip Veerman <pveerman...> Re: [LACoBirds] Summer Tanager continues in Canoga Park
3/10/19 7:31 am Ethan Greenspan, ohb. via Groups.Io <ethanski=<yahoo.com...> Re: [LACoBirds] Harris's Sparrow Claremont Friday
3/10/19 7:02 am Michael Zarky <mzarky...> [LACoBirds] Summer Tanager continues in Canoga Park
3/9/19 8:32 am Tom Benson via Groups.Io <thomasabenson=<aol.com...> Re: [LACoBirds] Harris's Sparrow Claremont Friday
3/8/19 11:29 pm Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] Harris's Sparrow Claremont Friday
3/8/19 3:24 pm Jon Fisher <JonF60...> [LACoBirds] Los Angeles RBA- 8March 2019
3/7/19 5:05 pm Wanda <wandadameron2...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Rufous Hummer?
3/5/19 6:48 pm golfbirdie25 via Groups.Io <turlslb=<verizon.net...> [LACoBirds] Blue-winged Warbler continues in Long Beach
3/5/19 5:44 pm <busyday...> [LACoBirds] photos of Mission Hills Plumbeous Vireo
3/5/19 5:32 pm <busyday...> [LACoBirds] Plumbeous in Mission Hills
3/5/19 2:33 pm Alex Coffey <coughster...> [LACoBirds] Zone-tailed Hawk NOW @ Grand Ave Park, Monrovia
3/5/19 12:25 pm Daniel Stoebel via Groups.Io <dstoebel=<mac.com...> [LACoBirds] Harris's Sparrow and Gray-Headed Junco at College Park, Claremont.
3/4/19 2:35 am Ed Stonick <edstonick...> Re: [LACoBirds] Blue-tail on NCIS Los Angeles
3/3/19 10:43 pm Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] Blue-tail on NCIS Los Angeles
3/3/19 8:16 pm Christopher Taylor <ctaylor...> [LACoBirds] Continuing Summer Tanager in Canoga Park
3/3/19 2:52 pm Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] Swainson's Hawk push today
3/3/19 9:21 am David Bell <d...> [LACoBirds] Zone-tailed Hawk continues in Monrovia
3/1/19 6:04 pm <busyday...> [LACoBirds] Dockweiler scoter update
3/1/19 1:44 pm Jon Fisher <JonF60...> [LACoBirds] Los Angeles RBA- 1 March 2019
2/27/19 3:11 pm <busyday...> [LACoBirds] Cassin's Vireo in Northridge
2/25/19 9:18 am Kimball Garrett <kgarrett...> [LACoBirds] A different chat at NHM
2/24/19 7:09 pm Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> Re: [LACoBirds] Hybrid? White throated Sparrow?
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2/24/19 12:40 pm Ryan Terrill <Ornithoterrill...> [LACoBirds] Long Beach Warblers
2/24/19 11:08 am Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> Re: [LACoBirds] Hybrid? White throated Sparrow?
2/24/19 10:49 am Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> Re: [LACoBirds] Hybrid? White throated Sparrow?
2/24/19 10:36 am Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] Hybrid? White throated Sparrow?
2/23/19 10:52 pm condor262001 via Groups.Io <condor262001=<yahoo.com...> [LACoBirds] Grace's and Pine Warblers Continue at Long Beach Rec Park
2/23/19 10:01 pm <rebecca.fenning...> [LACoBirds] Swamp Sparrow, L.A. Valley College - Feb 23
2/23/19 4:05 pm <busyday...> [LACoBirds] WW Scoters off Dockweiler Beach
2/23/19 3:31 pm Irwin Woldman via Groups.Io <iwoldman=<aol.com...> [LACoBirds] Malibu Lagoon
 
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Date: 3/25/19 6:20 am
From: Larry Schmahl via Groups.Io <larschmahl=<aol.com...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Palm Warbler San Gabriel River at Washington Blvd

Hello all,
There was a Palm Warbler  along the east side of the San Gabriel River yesterday, just north of Washington Blvd. Probably the same bird I found on 2 December, 2018. The bird was working the chain link fence between the bike path and the horse stables.
Larry SchmahlWhittier

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Date: 3/24/19 4:40 pm
From: David Bell <d...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Scott’s Oriole Tujunga



This morning there was a singing adult male Scott’s Oriole near Haines Creek in the Tujunga wash. It was flying around between dead yucca blooms and other taller plants. The timing is about right, but it’s on the “wrong” side of the mountains. 
This location can be accessed from the end of Tujunga Valley Street or from Oro Vista Park. 


David A BellLa Cañada



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Date: 3/24/19 2:34 pm
From: Mark Scheel <scheel314...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Black-throated Green Warbler, Alondra Park
Hi,

There's a Black-throated Green Warbler at Alondra Park, on the east side of
the parking lot along Redondo Beach Blvd.


Good Birding,

Mark and Janet Scheel
Pasadena

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Date: 3/22/19 5:38 pm
From: <busyday...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Plumbeous @ Magic Johnson
Birders,

Friday 22 March

Mid-morning there was a Plumbeous Vireo at Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook, in pine trees in the northeast corner along the border wall..
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/40479143443
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/40479141663
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/40479139373
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/40479135083
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/47392120482

Richard Barth
West Hollywood

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Date: 3/22/19 2:40 pm
From: Jon Fisher <JonF60...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Los Angeles RBA- 22 March 2019
- RBA

* California

* Los Angeles RBA

* March 22, 2019

* CALA1903.22





-Birds mentioned


White-winged Scoter

American Oystercatcher

Zone-tailed Hawk

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Northern Yellow-shafted Flicker

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Tropical Kingbird

Hammonds Flycatcher

RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Pink-sided Junco

Baltimore Oriole

BLUE-WINGED WARBLER

Black-and-white Warbler

Lucys Warbler

GRACES WARBLER

Summer Tanager



California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form): http://www.californiabirds.org/





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This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for March 22.


The WHITE-WINGED SCOTER continued on Westlake Lake in Westlake Village through March 15.


The continuing AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER at Royal Palms Beach in San Pedro was reported through March 21.


Another AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER was at Leo Carrillo State Beach on March 18.


The ZONE-TAILED HAWK in Monrovia continued through March 16 around Grand Park and in the neighborhood to the west. It was last reported by the gate to Monrovia Canyon.


A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was in the northeast part of Pearblossom Park in Pearblossom on March 15.


The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City continued through March 21. Also present by the Machado Campsite in the southwest part of the park was a

NORTHERN YELLOW-SHAFTED FLICKER on March 17.


The TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued around the pond at Entradero Park in Torrance through March 19.


Continuing HAMMONDS FLYCATCHERS were at El Dorado Park in Long Beach and at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through March 19. A wintering ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER also continued at Madrona through March 20.


The RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL at Clark Library in the West Adams district of Los Angles was seen through March 21. The library grounds are normally open to the public from 9-5 on weekdays only. However the grounds will be open this Sunday, March 24 from 12:00-5:00. The area near the southeast U-shaped hedge may be the most reliable area for this bird, but it moves around the east half of the property.


A SWAMP SPARROW continued to be reported at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through March 20. Look for it by the southwest corner of the large square parking lot. This spot is just northwest of the lake and by the small pond.


A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was at Arlington Gardens in Pasadena on March 16.


A DARK-EYED PINK-SIDED JUNCO was at Rancho Sierra Golf Course in the Antelope Valley on March 17. This is private property, please ask permission to bird the perimeter at the clubhouse.


A BALTIMORE ORIOLE was at La Mirada Park in La Mirada from March 15-17. It was near the northwest corner especially in a blooming coral tree in the disc golf course area. A BLACK-

AND-WHITE WARBLER was also in this area from March 16-17 near Foster Road west of the parking lot.


The male BLUE-WINGED WARBLER continued at the El Dorado Park Golf Course in Long Beach through March 20. Use the Studebaker entrance. The bird has been between Studebaker and the south end of the duck pond. Check the area north of the clubhouse, along the fence and in the oaks between the golf course and parking lot.


A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at Creek Park in La Mirada (in the wilderness area just north of Imperial Highway) through March 16.


The LUCYS WARBLER continued at North Weddington Park in North Hollywood. It is being seen in the far north section near the fence along the drainage channel (often on the far side of the channel) and was reported through March 20.


The GRACES WARBLER at Long Beach Recreation Park continued through March 16 south of the casting pond.


An adult male SUMMER TANAGER continued at Orcutt Ranch Horticultural Center Park in West Hills through March 16. It has been on the south side of the park, in the area southeast of the bridge crossing the ravine.



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Date: 3/21/19 9:52 pm
From: <rebecca.fenning...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Brown Creeper, North Hollywood Park, 3/21
This afternoon, I was surprised to find a Brown Creeper in North Hollywood
Park, noisily foraging up and down a number of different trees in the
southern half. I first heard it then saw it fly down quite low on the trunk
of a mostly bare tree (maybe a liquidambar?) right next to me. I lost it
but later saw it again on a eucalyptus and followed as it foraged around a
camphor and an oak nearby, too. This was really not what I was expecting to
find on my way home from work today in this particular park!

North Hollywood Park is on Tujunga Avenue in North Hollywood, right next to
the 170 freeway, and is divided in half by Magnolia Blvd. This bird was in
the portion south of Magnolia (the side that doesn't have a library or rec
center), at approximately 34.1610330, -118.3798672.

Details and photos are in my eBird list:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54089208

Good birding,
Rebecca Marschall
Valley Village, CA

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Date: 3/20/19 12:31 pm
From: Martin Meyers <martin...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Blue-winged Warbler continues at El Dorado Park


The Blue-wing showed up at the three oaks along the fence in the golf course parking lot at 11:00 a.m.  I had been birding there and nearby spots for a couple of hours with very little to show for my efforts (unless you're desperately seeking Muscovy Ducks and Egyptian Geese.)
There was one Black-throated Gray Warbler and one Townsend's Warbler present with the Blue-wing, along with bushtits, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, L. Goldfinches, and a Red-naped Sapsucker. Tree Swallows and Northern Rough-wings were flying over the pond.
The Blue-wing was observed numerous times between 11:00 and about 11:30 -- all sightings were pretty brief as the bird was very active, mostly in the high branches of the oaks.  I remained until noon, but did not see the bird again in the ensuing half hour.
Martin 
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Truckee, CA
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Date: 3/18/19 3:33 pm
From: <ms.hiker99...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Scott's Oriole at Crystalaire
A male Scott's Oriole showed up this afternoon in our front yard, where he
went to the hummingbird feeder. Here's the link to the checklist with a
picture:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53989426

Ruth Gravance

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Date: 3/16/19 9:47 am
From: Jean Brandt <jeanbirds...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] FOS
Male Hooded Oriole at my feeder this morning. I live at 1000 ft elevation
on the north side of the Santa Monica Mts., west of I 405.

Jean Brandt

 

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Date: 3/15/19 2:54 pm
From: Jon Fisher <JonF60...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Los Angeles RBA- 15 March 2019
- RBA

* California

* Los Angeles RBA

* March 15, 2019

* CALA1903.15





-Birds mentioned


White-winged Scoter

American Oystercatcher

California Condor

Zone-tailed Hawk

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Northern Yellow-shafted Flicker

Black Merlin

Prairie Merlin

Tropical Kingbird

Eastern Phoebe

RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL

Swamp Sparrow

Harriss Sparrow

Dark-eyed Gray-headed Junco

Yellow-breasted Chat

BLUE-WINGED WARBLER

Black-and-white Warbler

Lucys Warbler

Summer Tanager


California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form): http://www.californiabirds.org/





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This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for March 15.


A WHITE-WINGED SCOTER continued on Westlake Lake in Westlake Village through March 10.


Three to four WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo on March 14.


The continuing AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER at Royal Palms Beach in San Pedro was reported through March 13.


Two CALIFORNIA CONDORS were near Whittaker Peak northwest of Castaic on March 9.


The ZONE-TAILED HAWK in Monrovia continued through February 12 around Grand Park and in the neighborhood to the west.


The YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER in the Sepulveda Basin was seen through March 11. It has been south of the amphitheater and east of Haskell Creek (just north of the wildlife area). Check the trees- especially the cork oak and large pine full of sapsucker holes- south of the restrooms.


A NORTHERN YELLOW-SHAFTED FLICKER was at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City on March 9. A TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued here through March 10 northwest of the ranger station.


A BLACK MERLIN continued through March 8 at the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale. A pale PRAIRIE MERLIN was at the LA DWP complex near Downtown Los Angeles on March 8.


The TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued around the pond at Entradero Park in Torrance through March 9.


Another TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued at Colorado Lagoon in Long Beach through March 10. It is often along the golf course fence line.


The EASTERN PHOEBE at Apollo Park near Lancaster continued through March 10. It has been around the islands at the northeast part of the lake.


The RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL at Clark Library in the West Adams district of Los Angles was seen through March 14. The library grounds are normally open to the public from 9-5 on weekdays only. The area near the southeast U-shaped hedge may be the most reliable area for this bird, but it moves around the grounds.


A SWAMP SPARROW continued to be reported at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through March 14. Look for it by the southwest corner of the large square parking lot. This spot is just northwest of the lake and by the small pond.


A HARRISS SPARROW continued at College Park in Claremont through March 10.


The DARK-EYED GRAY-HEADED JUNCO and the HARRISS SPARROW at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena were both reported through March 11. Both are usually around the sports field on the west side of the basin.


The continuing YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT at the LA County Natural History Museum Nature Garden was present through March 12.


The male BLUE-WINGED WARBLER continued at the El Dorado Park Golf Course in Long Beach through March 10. Use the Studebaker entrance. The bird has been between Studebaker and the south end of the duck pond. Check the area north of the clubhouse, along the fence and in the oaks between the golf course and parking lot.


A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at Banning Park in Wilmington (north of Norris Visitors Center) through March 9.


Another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at Creek Park in La Mirada (just north of Imperial Highway) on March 14.


The LUCYS WARBLER continued at North Weddington Park in North Hollywood. It is being seen in the far north section near the fence along the drainage channel (often on the far side of the channel) and was reported through March 10.


An adult male SUMMER TANAGER continued at Orcutt Ranch Horticultural Center Park in West Hills through March 13. It has been on the south side of the park, in the area southeast of the bridge crossing the ravine.



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Date: 3/14/19 3:36 pm
From: <busyday...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] WW Scoters off Dockweiler
Birders,

Thurs 14 March

Early this morning I had 3 or 4 White-winged Scoters off Dockweiler Beach in the Surf Scoter flocks opposite the plover enclosure south of lifeguard station 46.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/47381115501
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/47328210382
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/40415660353
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/32439493067
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/46466051805
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/33504929518

Richard Barth
West Hollywood

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Date: 3/14/19 9:50 am
From: Thomas Wurster <wurster...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Swainson’s Hawks over Monrovia
Birders,

At 9:10 this morning 3 Swainson’s Hawks were circling low over M
the Grand Park neighborhood in Monrovia before gaining altitude and heading west along the slope of the San Gabriel Mtns.

Tom Wurster
Garden Grove, CA


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Date: 3/13/19 10:36 pm
From: Don Sterba <donsterba...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Hybrid Blue-wing X Cinnamon Teal at the Playa Vista Riparian Corridor
This morning an adult male Blue-wing X Cinnamon Teal was in the narrow
channel below LMU - notes are in my eBird checklist:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53799616

This area along the lower, dirt road is not supposed to be open to the
general public, but dog walkers and joggers frequent this lower path.

I usually park either along Bluff Creek Dr (just east of Lincoln
Blvd, immediately north of LMU) or in the nearby parking lot, and walk
uphill to the partially fenced-off Riparian Corridor. Take the gated dirt
path on the left and continue about 1/2 mile to the narrow portion of the
channel where I found this duck. It eventually flew off, low, toward the
SW and may have settled in a different area of the Riparian Corridor.

Don Sterba
Culver City

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Date: 3/13/19 12:53 pm
From: Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] WHERE did you see that bird?
A plea for better eBird entries:
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There have been multiple eBird entries in the last few weeks of Lawrence's Goldfinches at very large places, with zero information as to where exactly the birds were. Today there was an entry for 4 of them at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park. Bonelli has 2000 acres of dry land around Puddingstone Reservoir.
Yes, I have been trying to find my own Lawrence's Goldfinches around Claremont e.g. the extensive patches of Fiddleneck in the northern, unkempt half of Oak Park Cemetery.
No, this email isn't just about Lawrence's Goldfinches. Lots of other eBird entries for "desirable" birds seen at Harbor Park etc. lack such information.
Rule of thumb: even if eBird doesn't flag a bird as rare, how often do you see sapsuckers, Pine Siskins, etc? If it's uncommon, other people would like to see your bird.

Tom Miko
Chattanooga, Hamilton County TN (until further notice)
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Date: 3/10/19 4:41 pm
From: Philip Veerman <pveerman...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Summer Tanager continues in Canoga Park
I am responding to the comment: A drone would have been handy for treetop observation...." Here in Canberra (Australian Capital Territory) there is a bit of politicking going on about people wanting to suppress use of drones, proposed by a small new business to deliver meals and prescriptions or whatever. One of the arguments relates to drones disturbing birds, the Little Eagle (a now becoming locally rare raptor that would be marginally bigger than your Buteo buzzards) and Superb Parrot being particularly mentioned, though their particular relevance is questionable. In USA do people use drones to investigate raptor nesting and does this disturb the birds?

Philip

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Sent: Monday, 11 March, 2019 1:00 AM
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Subject: [LACoBirds] Summer Tanager continues in Canoga Park

Sunday Mar 9 mid-afternoon I easily found the Summer Tanager in
Orcutt Ranch Horticultural Center thanks to the fine directions by
Mary Freeman. Just walk south from the parking lot and cross the
bridge that was mentioned. The gleaming red tree ornament against the
deep green foliage can't be missed if it is present.
In addition to Oak Titmouse, Black Phoebes also seemed attracted to the bees.
On the way to this area I observed a Red-shouldered Hawk land on its
nest; photos didn't help reveal what it was busy doing. the sightline
was poor, but it was quite active on the nest. A drone would have
been handy for treetop observation....

I still have more photos to review but I've posted one here.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/94434086@N05/?





Michael Zarky
10963 Citrus Drive
Moorpark, CA 93021 USA




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Date: 3/10/19 7:31 am
From: Ethan Greenspan, ohb. via Groups.Io <ethanski=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Harris's Sparrow Claremont Friday
Alas, your description of those wasteful and annoying park activities proves that one can never underestimate the stupidity of most humans!

I have actually never seen a Harris’s Sparrow even thought my ABA list is over 830!
So I keep watching for sighting reports that are not a waste of time (....and petrol ⛽️)!!

Keep me in mind.
Gracias
Ethan G.

Sent from my iPhone:
No puppies or trees were harmed by this e-mail.......
....have a marvelous day!

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Date: 3/10/19 7:02 am
From: Michael Zarky <mzarky...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Summer Tanager continues in Canoga Park
Sunday Mar 9 mid-afternoon I easily found the Summer Tanager in
Orcutt Ranch Horticultural Center thanks to the fine directions by
Mary Freeman. Just walk south from the parking lot and cross the
bridge that was mentioned. The gleaming red tree ornament against the
deep green foliage can't be missed if it is present.
In addition to Oak Titmouse, Black Phoebes also seemed attracted to the bees.
On the way to this area I observed a Red-shouldered Hawk land on its
nest; photos didn't help reveal what it was busy doing. the sightline
was poor, but it was quite active on the nest. A drone would have
been handy for treetop observation....

I still have more photos to review but I've posted one here.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/94434086@N05/?





Michael Zarky
10963 Citrus Drive
Moorpark, CA 93021 USA


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Date: 3/9/19 8:32 am
From: Tom Benson via Groups.Io <thomasabenson=<aol.com...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Harris's Sparrow Claremont Friday
The Harris's Sparrow continues at the rideshare parking lot where Tom described, though it spent most of its time hidden in the vegetation. It is opening day for little league at College Park today (all weekend?) so that location might best be avoided.Tom Benson San Bernardino, CA 
-------- Original message --------From: Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> Date: 3/8/19 11:28 PM (GMT-08:00) To: <lacobirds...> Subject: [LACoBirds] Harris's Sparrow Claremont Friday

Hi


I hate College Park. Seriously. Ostensibly it's a great little park with all kinds of microhabitats where you could find all kinds of very cool birds within the park itself, and going in and out of the various neighbors' yards, who have bird feeders and hummingbird
feeders and water features and lots of leaf litter. This would all be great if it wasn't for all the constant noise from machines, dogs and people, punctuated by the irregular passing of Metrolink trains which I ride to and from work, myself. I probably pass
it literally every day but I hardly ever go in there because it's going to be noisy with people running around. Wednesday in the rain there were sparrows everywhere on the ground along with two pickup trucks from a company called Utiliquest, whose employees
spent their 30-minute lunch break sitting in their pickup trucks, with the engines running, with their windows open, while they stared at their cell phones, burning fossil fuels for no reason, whatsoever. Next time somebody complains that I'm burning fossil
fuels when I drive to the Central Valley or Humboldt to see a bird, I will refer to all of the people in Claremont who sit in their Land Rovers wearing a Land's End  parka zipped up to their throat while they are running the engine during their kids' entire
2 hour soccer practice. Usually it is 50 or 55 degrees while this is going on. Why am I going on and on? Because the last two days there have been tree trimmers running their wood chipper Non-Stop in the exact part of the park where the Harris's Sparrow is
supposed to be. there is a bird feeder between two of the baseball fields, and along the fence with a Harris's Sparrow was last seen, but there were literally zero sparrows in the park, today (and the seeds inside that feeder appear to be soaking wet and clogged
up). I think all of the White crowned Sparrows in the park had to go to the Walgreen's up on Foothill to get blood pressure pills, their collective hypertension caused by the constant noise. Martha said that Paul suggested that all the sparrows might actually
be spending more time in the Metrolink parking lot. I looped around over there, and darn it, the Harris's Sparrow and a whole lot of White crowned Sparrows were in the bushes at the southeastern corner of the parking lot. I left, and purchased a large bag
of bird seed. Returning a couple hours later, I spilled my seed. Check the area due south of the easternmost security camera in the parking lot.


Even though I poured the seed, I won't be able to make return trips for the next week because I will be busy at work, so I hope other people get to see The Sparrows collecting in the Metrolink parking lot.





Thomas Geza Miko


653 S. Indian Hill Blvd.,#C


Claremont, CA 91711


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Date: 3/8/19 11:29 pm
From: Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Harris's Sparrow Claremont Friday
Hi
I hate College Park. Seriously. Ostensibly it's a great little park with all kinds of microhabitats where you could find all kinds of very cool birds within the park itself, and going in and out of the various neighbors' yards, who have bird feeders and hummingbird feeders and water features and lots of leaf litter. This would all be great if it wasn't for all the constant noise from machines, dogs and people, punctuated by the irregular passing of Metrolink trains which I ride to and from work, myself. I probably pass it literally every day but I hardly ever go in there because it's going to be noisy with people running around. Wednesday in the rain there were sparrows everywhere on the ground along with two pickup trucks from a company called Utiliquest, whose employees spent their 30-minute lunch break sitting in their pickup trucks, with the engines running, with their windows open, while they stared at their cell phones, burning fossil fuels for no reason, whatsoever. Next time somebody complains that I'm burning fossil fuels when I drive to the Central Valley or Humboldt to see a bird, I will refer to all of the people in Claremont who sit in their Land Rovers wearing a Land's End parka zipped up to their throat while they are running the engine during their kids' entire 2 hour soccer practice. Usually it is 50 or 55 degrees while this is going on. Why am I going on and on? Because the last two days there have been tree trimmers running their wood chipper Non-Stop in the exact part of the park where the Harris's Sparrow is supposed to be. there is a bird feeder between two of the baseball fields, and along the fence with a Harris's Sparrow was last seen, but there were literally zero sparrows in the park, today (and the seeds inside that feeder appear to be soaking wet and clogged up). I think all of the White crowned Sparrows in the park had to go to the Walgreen's up on Foothill to get blood pressure pills, their collective hypertension caused by the constant noise. Martha said that Paul suggested that all the sparrows might actually be spending more time in the Metrolink parking lot. I looped around over there, and darn it, the Harris's Sparrow and a whole lot of White crowned Sparrows were in the bushes at the southeastern corner of the parking lot. I left, and purchased a large bag of bird seed. Returning a couple hours later, I spilled my seed. Check the area due south of the easternmost security camera in the parking lot.
Even though I poured the seed, I won't be able to make return trips for the next week because I will be busy at work, so I hope other people get to see The Sparrows collecting in the Metrolink parking lot.

Thomas Geza Miko
653 S. Indian Hill Blvd.,#C
Claremont, CA 91711
cell one: 909.241.3300
cell two: 213.471.6001
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Date: 3/8/19 3:24 pm
From: Jon Fisher <JonF60...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Los Angeles RBA- 8March 2019
- RBA

* California

* Los Angeles RBA

* March 8, 2019

* CALA1903.08





-Birds mentioned


Eurasian Green-winged Teal

White-winged Scoter

Black Scoter

American Oystercatcher

Rhinoceros Auklet

Brown Booby

Neotropic Cormorant

Zone-tailed Hawk

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Northern Yellow-shafted Flicker

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Tropical Kingbird

Hammonds Flycatcher

Eastern Phoebe

Cassins Vireo

RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Harriss Sparrow

Dark-eyed Oregon Junco

BLUE-WINGED WARBLER

Black-and-white Warbler

Lucys Warbler

Palm Warbler

GRACES WARBLER

Summer Tanager



California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form): http://www.californiabirds.org/



Enter your bird sightings on eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird





Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert

E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at <JonF60...>

Coverage: Los Angeles County





-Transcript



This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for March 8.


A EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL continued at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera through March 1.


A WHITE-WINGED SCOTER continued on Westlake Lake in Westlake Village through March 3.


Four BLACK SCOTERS and a WHITE-WINGED SCOTER were off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo on March 1. They were between Imperial Highway and lifeguard tower 55.


The continuing AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER at Royal Palms Beach in San Pedro was reported through March 5.


A BROWN BOOBY and three RHINOCEROS AUKLETS were seen by San Clemente Island on February 26.


The NEOTROPIC CORMORANT continued on the lake at Echo Park in Los Angeles through March 3.


The ZONE-TAILED HAWK in Monrovia continued through February 6 around Grand Park. It was last reported on Encinitas Ave. north of Greystone Ave.


A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was in Huntington Civic Park in Huntington Park (just east of Miles and Zoe Ave.) on February 28.


The YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER in the Sepulveda Basin north of the wildlife area was seen through March 3. It has been in the trees around the amphitheater east of Haskell Creek. Check the trees (especially the large pine full of sapsucker holes) south of the restrooms.


A NORTHERN YELLOW-SHAFTED FLICKER was seen at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena at the head of the Gabrielino Trail on March 2.


The TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued around the pond at Entradero Park in Torrance through March 5. A PALM WARBLER also continued around the batting cages and pond through March 5.


Another TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued at Colorado Lagoon in Long Beach through March 3.


A HAMMONDS FLYCATCHER continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through March 7 near the Chevron corner of the marsh. An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER continued here through March 1.


Another HAMMONDS FLYCATCHER was at El Dorado Park in Long Beach on March 5. This bird was in Area 2 in oaks west of the northwest corner of the main lake.


The EASTERN PHOEBE at Apollo Park near Lancaster continued through March 5. It has usually been around the islands at the northeast part of the lake.


A CASSINS VIREO was at Blaisdell Park in Claremont on March 3.


The RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL at Clark Library in the West Adams district of Los Angles was seen through March 7. The library grounds are normally open to the public from 9-5 on weekdays only. On Saturday March 9, the grounds will be open from 9:00-1:00. The area near the southeast U-shaped hedge may be the most reliable area for this bird, but it moves around the grounds.


At least one of two SWAMP SPARROWS continued to be reported at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through March 7. Look for them by the southwest corner of the large square parking lot. This spot is just northwest of the lake by the small dry pond.


College Park in Claremont had a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW from March 3-7 and a HARRISS SPARROW (around ball field 2) and a DARK-EYED GRAY-HEADED JUNCO (by ball field 1) from March 3-5.


The DARK-EYED GRAY-HEADED JUNCO at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena was reported through March 6 and the HARRISS SPARROW was reported through March 7. Both are usually around the sports field on the west side of the basin.


A DARK-EYED GRAY-HEADED JUNCO continued along the north shore at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through March 4. Another was found in Glendora on March 2.


The male BLUE-WINGED WARBLER continued at the El Dorado Park Golf Course in Long Beach through March 7. Use the Studebaker entrance. The bird has been between Studebaker and the south end of the duck pond. Check the area north of the clubhouse, along the fence and in the oaks between the golf course and parking lot.


A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued by the northwest corner of the Banning House at Banning Park in Wilmington through March 3.


The LUCYS WARBLER continued at North Weddington Park in North Hollywood. It is being seen in the north section near the fence along the drainage channel (often on the far side of the channel) and was reported through March 7.


A PALM WARBLER was on San Clemente Island on March 7.


The GRACES WARBLER continued at Long Beach Recreation Park through March 1. It has been in the same area south of the casting pond.


The PAINTED REDSTART at Brookside Park in Pasadena was present through March 4. It is being seen behind the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center between the playground area and Arroyo Terrace and favors the large dead pine tree.


An adult male SUMMER TANAGER continued at Orcutt Ranch Horticultural Center Park in West Hills through March 5. It has been on the south side of the park, in the area southeast of the bridge crossing the ravine.



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Date: 3/7/19 5:05 pm
From: Wanda <wandadameron2...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Rufous Hummer?
Probable 1st m. Rufous Hummer in yard today.   Definitely a migrant
w/very little green on back vs. glorious amounts of rufous on belly,
tail, back and full bright red throat patch & extended gorget.

Have been enticing Juncos back to yard spreading white millet on
patio, especially during rains.   (large amounts somehow gets
communicated to bring in hoards of doves)   Interestingly, some juncos
will also go to millet feeder.

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Date: 3/5/19 6:48 pm
From: golfbirdie25 via Groups.Io <turlslb=<verizon.net...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Blue-winged Warbler continues in Long Beach
The Blue-winged Warbler was seen today in the same area as previously reported.  Originally found Feb.16, '19 by Brian Daniels.  It was in the oak trees north of the El Dorado Park Golf Course Clubhouse along the fence line in the parking lot.

Becky & Steve Turley
Long Beach, CA

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Date: 3/5/19 5:44 pm
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Subject: [LACoBirds] photos of Mission Hills Plumbeous Vireo
Birders,

Sorry. Here is the correct Flickr information for the PLVI photos in my last email:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/40329760723
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/40329756493

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Date: 3/5/19 5:32 pm
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Subject: [LACoBirds] Plumbeous in Mission Hills
Birders,

Tues 5 Feb

Late morning a Plumbeous Vireo was at Devonwood Park in Mission Hills (corner Devonshire and Woodman). I first had it very briefly in a sycamore in the southwest part of the park, before it flew into a pine just over the south fence.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/barth/40329760723
http://www.flickr.com/photos/barth/40329756493

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Date: 3/5/19 2:33 pm
From: Alex Coffey <coughster...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Zone-tailed Hawk NOW @ Grand Ave Park, Monrovia
About 40 minutes ago David Hurst called me that the Zone-tailed was around
the Grand Ave Park area in Monrovia. I met him here at 220pm and sure
enough it was soaring overhead with this weather coming in! Beautiful close
looks and photos.

Good birding,
—Alex Coffey
Eagle Rock

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Date: 3/5/19 12:25 pm
From: Daniel Stoebel via Groups.Io <dstoebel=<mac.com...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Harris's Sparrow and Gray-Headed Junco at College Park, Claremont.
Hi Birders,

This morning I visited College Park in Claremont hoping to find the White-throated Sparrow that Naresh Satyan found on Sunday (https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53362056 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53362056>). I wasn’t able to find it, but I was rewarded with both a Harris’s Sparrow and a Gray-headed Junco. The Harris’s Sparrow was an immature, and I saw it briefly but clearly on top of the batting cage between the two western-most baseball fields. The Gray-headed Junco was on the ground right near the parking lot.

Photos of the Junco, and a written description of the Harris’s Sparrow on my eBird list: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53463069 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53463069>

College Park (aka the park next to the Claremont Dog Park) is at: 34.093213, -117.711849

Baseball practice can make birding here difficult in the late afternoon.

Best wishes,

Dan Stoebel
Claremont
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Date: 3/4/19 2:35 am
From: Ed Stonick <edstonick...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Blue-tail on NCIS Los Angeles
Hi Tom,
I don't watch NCIS, but hit sounds like an interesting plot twist. Next thing you know they'll be Soviet spurs posing as birders in Edwards AFB or someplace like that. 😃
Ed


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Hey, did you guys see tonight's episode of NCIS Los Angeles? The opening scene had two suspicious, shifty-looking guys hiding in the bushes with optical equipment in discussing when "he' is going to show up at 8 a.m. like he does every morning. They made it
look like they are sinister assassins waiting to take out some guy who drives by every morning. Then they get excited and start looking at a Red-flanked Bluetail, and while they are taking pictures of it and giggling, a car crashes out on the road, and that's
where the episode starts with the crime part (the birders abandon the Bluetail and try to rescue the car crash victim).



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Date: 3/3/19 10:43 pm
From: Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Blue-tail on NCIS Los Angeles
Hey, did you guys see tonight's episode of NCIS Los Angeles? The opening scene had two suspicious, shifty-looking guys hiding in the bushes with optical equipment in discussing when "he' is going to show up at 8 a.m. like he does every morning. They made it look like they are sinister assassins waiting to take out some guy who drives by every morning. Then they get excited and start looking at a Red-flanked Bluetail, and while they are taking pictures of it and giggling, a car crashes out on the road, and that's where the episode starts with the crime part (the birders abandon the Bluetail and try to rescue the car crash victim).
Tom

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Date: 3/3/19 8:16 pm
From: Christopher Taylor <ctaylor...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Continuing Summer Tanager in Canoga Park
Forwarded message from Nick and Mary Freeman:

Hi Birders

Nick and I made the trek to Orcutt Ranch Horticultural Center in Canoga
Park and re-found (thanks to Mark Scheel)  the continuing presence of a
stunning male SUMMER TANAGER at 2:00pm this afternoon. It was feeding on
bees near the beehive located in a large Valley Live Oak (with one of
the two trunks busted off) on the southern edge of the park, just a
little east of the picnic area over the small bridge. This tanager
didn’t sport the red-range coloration of what we commonly see in
southern California and the bill wasn’t the yellowish-chalk colored bill
- a slight grayish tinge and the plumage was more scarlet. It was
calling in between bee munchings. This area parallels N. March Ave.
alongside Dayton Creek. Other fun birds to hear and see were HUTTON’S
VIREO, AMERICAN ROBIN, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, and numerous DARK-EYED
JUNCO including at least three “cismontanus” subspecies: dark to
blackish hood and mantle with gray sides, another barely had a brown
wash on its mantle (“hyemalis”?). OAK TITMOUSE were feeding on bees on
the ground below the hive.

Good Birding!

Mary Freeman
Glendale CA

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Date: 3/3/19 2:52 pm
From: Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Swainson's Hawk push today
So I was blasting "Spray & Wash" onto my shirts, this morning (I am a messy eater) when somebody texted me. I didn't answer, figuring that it's probably about a cool bird, but I need to get my shirts into the washer, first. Bad idea. Ten minutes later I saw that it was from Paul Clarke & Cathy McFadden, about a flock of 23 Swainson's Hawks flying west. I misinterpreted what the text said, and assumed that they were at the Montclair Flood Control "Chino Basin" ponds by the 10 Freeway( (1 mile due east of my house), but out of desperation I ran outside and had one light morph adult soaring over my house. At the time, I assumed that this was the last of the 23 that they saw. Looking at eBird, and that Paul and Cathy were at the other ponds by the 210 Freeway, I doubt that. I think my bird was a separate bird, and probably a member of another flock.

Then, I saw that there was probably a third flock at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, and those Swainson's Hawks were sitting in the trees:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53356747

I am going to wander around this afternoon, during the last 2 hours of sunlight, hoping to see more Swainson's Hawks.

Tom Miko

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Date: 3/3/19 9:21 am
From: David Bell <d...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Zone-tailed Hawk continues in Monrovia





The Zone-tailed Hawk continues in Monrovia. This morning it is on Encinitas just north of Graystone at the top of a large pine behind 319 N Encinitas. I assume it won’t be here by the time others arrive but just mentioning this spot as a place to check in the future. 


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Date: 3/1/19 6:04 pm
From: <busyday...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Dockweiler scoter update
Birders,

Friday 1 March

Early this morning I came up with a tentative/approximate count of four Black Scoters and one White-winged in the scattered Surf Scoter flocks off Dockweiler Beach lifeguard station #55 just north of Imperial Hwy.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/33376252578
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Date: 3/1/19 1:44 pm
From: Jon Fisher <JonF60...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Los Angeles RBA- 1 March 2019
- RBA

* California

* Los Angeles RBA

* March 1, 2019

* CALA1903.01





-Birds mentioned


White-winged Scoter

American Oystercatcher

Mountain Plover

Neotropic Cormorant

Burrowing Owl

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Black Merlin

Prairie Falcon

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Tropical Kingbird

Hammonds Flycatcher

Pacific-slope Flycatcher

Eastern Phoebe

Cassins Vireo

RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL

Green-tailed Towhee

Swamp Sparrow

Harriss Sparrow

Dark-eyed Gray-headed Junco

Yellow-breasted Chat

BLUE-WINGED WARBLER

Lucys Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Palm Warbler

Pine Warbler

GRACES WARBLER

Painted Redstart

Summer Tanager



California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form): http://www.californiabirds.org/





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Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert

E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at <JonF60...>

Coverage: Los Angeles County





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This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for March 1.


Four WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were off Dockweiler State Beach (north of Imperial Highway) in El Segundo on February 23.


The continuing AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER at Royal Palms Beach in San Pedro was reported through February 26.


Ten MOUNTIAN PLOVERS were in the east Antelope Valley at 110th Street East and Ave. I on February 24.


The NEOTROPIC CORMORANT continued on the lake at Echo Park in Los Angeles through February 25.


A BURROWING OWL was at Cal State Dominguez Hills on February 22.


The YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER in the Sepulveda Basin north of the wildlife area was seen through February 27. It has been in the trees around the amphitheater east of Haskell Creek. Check the large pine (full of sapsucker holes) south of the restrooms.


A BLACK MERLIN was on San Clemente Island on February 28.


A PRAIRIE FALCON was at Big Tujunga Wash above Foothill Blvd in Sunland on February 24.


The TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued around the pond at Entradero Park in Torrance through February 28. A PALM WARBLER also continued around the batting cages through February 22.


Another TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued at Colorado Lagoon in Long Beach through February 26.


A HAMMONDS FLYCATCHER continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through February 27 near the Chevron corner of the marsh. An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER continued here through February 26.


Another HAMMONDS FLYCATCHER was at El Dorado Park in Long Beach on February 28. This bird was in Area 2 in oaks west of the northwest corner of the main lake.


A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER was at Wardlow Park in Long Beach through February 27.


The EASTERN PHOEBE at Apollo Park near Lancaster continued through February 23. It has usually been around the islands at the northeast part of the lake.


A CASSINS VIREO was north of the northwest ball field at Northridge Recreation Center on February 27.


The RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL at Clark Library in the West Adams district of Los Angles was seen through February 28. The library grounds are normally open to the public from 9-5 on weekdays only. The area near the southeast U-shaped hedge may be the most reliable area for this bird, but it moves around the grounds.


A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood on February 22. It was seen about 100 yards above Carson Street.


Two SWAMP SPARROWS continued to be reported at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through February 26, with one reported through February 28. Look for them by the southwest corner of the large square parking lot. This spot is just northwest of the lake by the small dry pond.


Another SWAMP SPARROW continued at LA Valley College in Sherman Oaks through February 24. It has been in the landscaped area along the dry creek in front of the Student Union and Cafeteria building.


A DARK-EYED GRAY-HEADED JUNCO continued at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through February 26.


The DARK-EYED GRAY-HEADED JUNCO at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena was reported through February 25 and the HARRISS SPARROW was reported through February 28. Both are usually around the sports field on the west side of the basin.


A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was at the Natural History Museum Nature Gardens in Los Angeles from February 25-27. A NASHVILLE WARBLER was seen there on February 27.


The male BLUE-WINGED WARBLER continued at the El Dorado Park Golf Course in Long Beach through February 24. Use the Studebaker entrance. The bird has been between Studebaker and the south end of the duck pond.


The LUCYS WARBLER continued at North Weddington Park in North Hollywood. It is being seen in the north section near the fence along the drainage channel (often on the far side of the channel) and was reported through February 28.


A NASHVILLE WARBLER was at the Playa Vista Riparian Corridor on February 27.


A PINE WARBLER (through February 24) and A GRACES WARBLER (through February 26) continued at Long Beach Recreation Park. They have been in the same area south of the casting pond.


The PAINTED REDSTART at Brookside Park in Pasadena was present through February 26. It is being seen behind the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center between the playground area and Arroyo Terrace and favors the large dead pine tree.


An adult male SUMMER TANAGER has been at Orcutt Ranch Horticultural Center Park in West Hills from February 24-28. It has been on the south side of the park, in the area southeast of the bridge crossing the ravine.


Other SUMMER TANAGERS continued at Veterans Park in Sylmar (through February 24) and at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angles near the southwest border of the central lawn area (through February 23).



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Jon L Fisher

Glendale, CA

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Date: 2/27/19 3:11 pm
From: <busyday...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Cassin's Vireo in Northridge
Birders,

Wed 27 Feb

Late morning there was a Cassin's Vireo at Northridge Park (Recreation Center) on Reseda Blvd s. of Devonshire, foraging in pine trees on the "ledge" north of the northwest ball field.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/46317920345
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Richard Barth
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Date: 2/25/19 9:18 am
From: Kimball Garrett <kgarrett...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] A different chat at NHM
Birders,

Though the celebrity chat in the area right now is obviously the
Red-flanked Bluetail (a "chat" by virture of its inclusion within the Old
World Flycatcher and Chat family Muscicapidae), I was surprised to see a
New World variety of chat this morning in the Natural History Museum Nature
Gardens -- a furtive Yellow-breasted Chat seen briefly in the shrubs just
east of the north end of the museum entrance bridge (and immediately east
of the "tree-listening devices"). Clearly this bird must have been
wintering somewhere in the area, though I would have expected to run into
it on one of my weekly Nature Gardens bird surveys or on other coverage in
recent weeks. It's too early by a month for a very early spring migrant.
The gardens were fairly birdy this morning (Western Tanager, Townsend's and
Black-throated Gray Warblers, etc.), despite the presence of a vocal Augur
Buzzard which was apparently auditioning for a NHM Live Animal Program.

Kimball

Kimball L. Garrett
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Date: 2/24/19 7:09 pm
From: Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Hybrid? White throated Sparrow?
Hi David, the weird combination of the crown with the very white throat is what really confused the heck out of me. Thanks.
Tom

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Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Hybrid? White throated Sparrow?

Tom, This bird looks like a White-crowned Sparrow perhaps with and oddly bright white throat. Nothing else about this bird suggests to me that it is a White-throated Sparrow or hybrid. I suspect that it is just molting its head feathers ... you can see this on the crown, supercilium and eyeline.

David A Bell



On Sun, Feb 24, 2019 at 12:23 PM -0800, "Thomas Miko" <thomas_miko...><mailto:<thomas_miko...>> wrote:

Hi,
I saw the ebird report, below, and looked at the photograph and I am confused. I would like the input of others as to whether this is an immature plumage of White-throated Sparrow that I am unfamiliar with, and not seeing in the field guides vs this bird possibly being a hybrid White-crowned x White-throated Sparrow:

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) (1)
- Reported Feb 24, 2019 06:45 by Jim Zenor
- West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail, Los Angeles, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=33.8374021,-118.0950344&ll=33.8374021,-118.0950344
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53091509
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "It was feeding with some very similar white crowned sparrows."

Thomas Geza Miko
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PS: Many long years ago I was at my uncle's house when he used to feed sparrows and this adult beautiful perfect hybrid Harris's Sparrow x White-crowned Sparrow showed up for about 30 seconds at his feeder. It had all of the field marks of both species.imagine if somebody took an adult White-crowned Sparrow in their left hand and a black sharpie in their right hand and they drew a beard on to the white-crowned sparrow.



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Date: 2/24/19 2:11 pm
From: David Bell <d...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Hybrid? White throated Sparrow?





Tom, This bird looks like a White-crowned Sparrow perhaps with and oddly bright white throat. Nothing else about this bird suggests to me that it is a White-throated Sparrow or hybrid. I suspect that it is just molting it’s head feathers ... you can see this on the crown, supercilium and eyeline.  



David A Bell






On Sun, Feb 24, 2019 at 12:23 PM -0800, "Thomas Miko" <thomas_miko...> wrote:
















Hi,



I saw the ebird report, below, and looked at the photograph and I am confused. I would like the input of others as to whether this is an immature plumage of White-throated Sparrow that I am unfamiliar with, and not seeing in the field guides vs this bird possibly
being a hybrid White-crowned x White-throated Sparrow:





White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) (1)



- Reported Feb 24, 2019 06:45 by Jim Zenor



- West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail, Los Angeles, California



- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=33.8374021,-118.0950344&ll=33.8374021,-118.0950344



- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53091509



- Media: 1 Photo



- Comments: "It was feeding with some very similar white crowned sparrows."






Thomas Geza Miko



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PS: Many long years ago I was at my uncle's house when he used to feed sparrows and this adult beautiful perfect hybrid Harris's Sparrow x White-crowned Sparrow showed up for about 30 seconds at his feeder. It had all of the field marks of both species.imagine
if somebody took an adult White-crowned Sparrow in their left hand and a black sharpie in their right hand and they drew a beard on to the white-crowned sparrow.
















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Date: 2/24/19 12:40 pm
From: Ryan Terrill <Ornithoterrill...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Long Beach Warblers
All-

The GRACES and PINE WARBLERS continued this morning at the Long Beach rec
park in the pines across the casting pond from the dog park.

The BLUE-WINGED WARBLER is now showing in the oak trees adjacent to the El
Dorado Park event center, just south of the fence line where’s it’s been
previously.

Ryan Terrill
Highland Park
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Date: 2/24/19 11:08 am
From: Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Hybrid? White throated Sparrow?
Justyn (and Monte),
Thanks for looking at the photo. I have seen white crowned sparrows before with with a hazy white patch on the throat, but never one this extremely white and well defined. Lesson learned.

Thomas Geza Miko
653 S. Indian Hill Blvd.,#C
Claremont, CA 91711
cell one: 909.241.3300
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home: 909.445.1456
office: 213.351.7382
office main 213.351.7897

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From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...>
Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2019 10:49:33 AM
To: Thomas Miko
Cc: <lacobirds...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Hybrid? White throated Sparrow?

Tom,

Id suggest a third option: an immature White-crowned Sparrow.

As it is not listed as CONFIRMED in the eBird email, eBird reviewers have either already contacted the observer or have not yet had a chance to do so (with dozens of Blue-winged Warbler and Red-flanked Bluetail reports to sift through each day).

Justyn Stahl
San Clemente Island

On Sun, Feb 24, 2019 at 10:36 AM Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...><mailto:<thomas_miko...>> wrote:
Hi,
I saw the ebird report, below, and looked at the photograph and I am confused. I would like the input of others as to whether this is an immature plumage of White-throated Sparrow that I am unfamiliar with, and not seeing in the field guides vs this bird possibly being a hybrid White-crowned x White-throated Sparrow:

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) (1)
- Reported Feb 24, 2019 06:45 by Jim Zenor
- West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail, Los Angeles, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=33.8374021,-118.0950344&ll=33.8374021,-118.0950344
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53091509
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "It was feeding with some very similar white crowned sparrows."

<https://maps.google.com/?q=653+S.+Indian+Hill+Blvd.,%23C+%0D%0A+%0D%0A+%0D%0AClaremont,+CA+91711&entry=gmail&source=g>
<https://maps.google.com/?q=653+S.+Indian+Hill+Blvd.,%23C+%0D%0A+%0D%0A+%0D%0AClaremont,+CA+91711&entry=gmail&source=g>Thomas Geza Miko
653 S. Indian Hill Blvd.,#C<https://maps.google.com/?q=653+S.+Indian+Hill+Blvd.,%23C+%0D%0A+%0D%0A+%0D%0AClaremont,+CA+91711&entry=gmail&source=g>
Claremont, CA 91711<https://maps.google.com/?q=653+S.+Indian+Hill+Blvd.,%23C+%0D%0A+%0D%0A+%0D%0AClaremont,+CA+91711&entry=gmail&source=g>
cell one: 909.241.3300
cell two: 213.471.6001
home: 909.445.1456
office: 213.351.7382
office main 213.351.7897

PS: Many long years ago I was at my uncle's house when he used to feed sparrows and this adult beautiful perfect hybrid Harris's Sparrow x White-crowned Sparrow showed up for about 30 seconds at his feeder. It had all of the field marks of both species.imagine if somebody took an adult White-crowned Sparrow in their left hand and a black sharpie in their right hand and they drew a beard on to the white-crowned sparrow.



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Date: 2/24/19 10:49 am
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Hybrid? White throated Sparrow?
Tom,

I’d suggest a third option: an immature White-crowned Sparrow.

As it is not listed as CONFIRMED in the eBird email, eBird reviewers have
either already contacted the observer or have not yet had a chance to do so
(with dozens of Blue-winged Warbler and Red-flanked Bluetail reports to
sift through each day).

Justyn Stahl
San Clemente Island

On Sun, Feb 24, 2019 at 10:36 AM Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...>
wrote:

> Hi,
> I saw the ebird report, below, and looked at the photograph and I am
> confused. I would like the input of others as to whether this is an
> immature plumage of White-throated Sparrow that I am unfamiliar with, and
> not seeing in the field guides vs this bird possibly being a hybrid
> White-crowned x White-throated Sparrow:
>
> White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) (1)
> - Reported Feb 24, 2019 06:45 by Jim Zenor
> - West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail, Los Angeles, California
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=33.8374021,-118.0950344&ll=33.8374021,-118.0950344
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53091509
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "It was feeding with some very similar white crowned sparrows."
>
>
> <https://maps.google.com/?q=653+S.+Indian+Hill+Blvd.,%23C+%0D%0A+%0D%0A+%0D%0AClaremont,+CA+91711&entry=gmail&source=g>
>
> <https://maps.google.com/?q=653+S.+Indian+Hill+Blvd.,%23C+%0D%0A+%0D%0A+%0D%0AClaremont,+CA+91711&entry=gmail&source=g>Thomas
> Geza Miko
> 653 S. Indian Hill Blvd.,#C
> <https://maps.google.com/?q=653+S.+Indian+Hill+Blvd.,%23C+%0D%0A+%0D%0A+%0D%0AClaremont,+CA+91711&entry=gmail&source=g>
> Claremont, CA 91711
> <https://maps.google.com/?q=653+S.+Indian+Hill+Blvd.,%23C+%0D%0A+%0D%0A+%0D%0AClaremont,+CA+91711&entry=gmail&source=g>
> cell one: 909.241.3300
> cell two: 213.471.6001
> home: 909.445.1456
> office: 213.351.7382
> office main 213.351.7897
>
> PS: Many long years ago I was at my uncle's house when he used to feed
> sparrows and this adult beautiful perfect hybrid Harris's Sparrow x
> White-crowned Sparrow showed up for about 30 seconds at his feeder. It had
> all of the field marks of both species.imagine if somebody took an adult
> White-crowned Sparrow in their left hand and a black sharpie in their right
> hand and they drew a beard on to the white-crowned sparrow.
>
>
>
>

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Date: 2/24/19 10:36 am
From: Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Hybrid? White throated Sparrow?
Hi,
I saw the ebird report, below, and looked at the photograph and I am confused. I would like the input of others as to whether this is an immature plumage of White-throated Sparrow that I am unfamiliar with, and not seeing in the field guides vs this bird possibly being a hybrid White-crowned x White-throated Sparrow:

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) (1)
- Reported Feb 24, 2019 06:45 by Jim Zenor
- West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail, Los Angeles, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=33.8374021,-118.0950344&ll=33.8374021,-118.0950344
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53091509
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "It was feeding with some very similar white crowned sparrows."

Thomas Geza Miko
653 S. Indian Hill Blvd.,#C
Claremont, CA 91711
cell one: 909.241.3300
cell two: 213.471.6001
home: 909.445.1456
office: 213.351.7382
office main 213.351.7897

PS: Many long years ago I was at my uncle's house when he used to feed sparrows and this adult beautiful perfect hybrid Harris's Sparrow x White-crowned Sparrow showed up for about 30 seconds at his feeder. It had all of the field marks of both species.imagine if somebody took an adult White-crowned Sparrow in their left hand and a black sharpie in their right hand and they drew a beard on to the white-crowned sparrow.


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Date: 2/23/19 10:52 pm
From: condor262001 via Groups.Io <condor262001=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Grace's and Pine Warblers Continue at Long Beach Rec Park
It took seven tries (and 3 this week) to finally see these birds.
And even on this attempt I missed getting pictures of the Pine but did get decent shots of the Grace's.
I had noticed  that on previous days it had flown into a slightly less dense pine tree just west of the casting pool.
After over 5 hours amazingly it did. Thanks to everyone especially Barbara Carlson who found it originally before 9 AM, and Jeff Boyd and Steve Morris whose ears were able to locate the Grace's, just before and during the time it flew into the prime photographic real estate, after many additional hours of searching. Some pictures can be found at
https://www.flickr.com/photos/25876581@N00/with/47141632312/

Jim Hecht
Hermosa Beach CA

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Date: 2/23/19 10:01 pm
From: <rebecca.fenning...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Swamp Sparrow, L.A. Valley College - Feb 23
I had a Swamp Sparrow this afternoon at L.A. Valley College (in Sherman
Oaks/Valley Glen), presumably the same bird spotted there by Dick Barth
back in December. This bird was frequenting the same area as reported then
- a dry creek bed landscaped with native plants in the center of campus,
right in front of the bright yellow student union/cafeteria building
(around 34.176035, -118.420272). It was foraging low down in some bushes
and I happened to see it when it came out of one large encelia shrub. It
was loosely associating with some House Sparrows and thankfully I took a
look through my binoculars instead of just writing off all of the birds as
HOSP. It flew up higher into a palo verde tree then took off across the
creek bed, where I lost it.

Photos are in my eBird list : https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53077434

Rebecca Marschall
Valley Village

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Date: 2/23/19 4:05 pm
From: <busyday...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] WW Scoters off Dockweiler Beach
Birders,

Sat 23 Feb

Early this morning there were 3-4 White-winged Scoters (including at least one adult male) with the shifting, scattered scoter flock off Dockweiler just north of Imperial Hwy.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/46467137764
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/33315334608
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/47190678131
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/33315325568
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/46467102044
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/46467097744
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/46467206684
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/40225875003

Richard Barth
West Hollywood

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Date: 2/23/19 3:31 pm
From: Irwin Woldman via Groups.Io <iwoldman=<aol.com...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Malibu Lagoon
One of my favorite birding destinations is Malibu Lagoon, as I am never disappointed. Today was no different.Tha Lagoon was open to the ocean and the visit there with Lynda Fennema w as fruitful. It was about 1.5 hours lowest tide of the morning.when we started there. More people with cameras outnumbered those with binocs. Two groups of birders wre there- Whittier Audubon and also Hartmut Walter with a camera toting dozen folk. 
Besides the usual winter Gulls (Western,California and Ring-billed Gulls), there was a single adult Glaucous-winged.Shorebirds included Western, Least, Spotted Sandpipers, Willet, Whimbrel, Marbles Godwit, Sanderlings, Ruddy Turnstone, Kildeer, Black-bellied and Snowy Plovers (17 by count). Usual ducks included Mallard, Gadwall, Ruddy, Cinnamon and Green-winged Teal and a female COMMON GOLDENEYE. Both Western and Clark's Grebes were in the lagoon and hunkering just offshore. Both Caspian and Royal Terns were in small groups on the sand near the shore. Steriophonic singing Song Sparrows serenaded us from several directions. No Loons, Scoters, pelagics, other Grebes, swallows or raptors showed up for us..
I'm certine thaT ALL ENJOYED HE WEATGHER AND RELIEF FROM RAIN. 
BIRDINGLY,
Irwin WoldmanStudio City

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