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8/20/18 7:15 pm <kevin_lapp...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Baird's Sandpiper - Ballona Creek
8/20/18 2:31 pm <busyday...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] 2 Baird's Sandpipers - LAR Cudahy
8/20/18 12:48 pm Andrew Birch <andyrbirch...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Wilson's and Red-necked Phalaropes, Bette Davis, Glendale
8/19/18 4:44 pm Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> Re: [LACoBirds] Masked/Nazca type booby at Angels Gate - Aug 19
8/19/18 3:23 pm Tom Benson <Thomasabenson...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> Re: [LACoBirds] Masked/Nazca type booby at Angels Gate - Aug 19
8/19/18 1:30 pm Larry Schmahl <larschmahl...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Scarlet Tanager Prisiners Harbor Santa Cruz Island
8/19/18 12:13 pm Tom Benson <Thomasabenson...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> Re: [LACoBirds] Masked/Nazca type booby at Angels Gate - Aug 19
8/19/18 9:59 am Andrew Birch <andyrbirch...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> Re: [LACoBirds] Red-necked Phalarope at Bonelli Park
8/19/18 9:40 am Tom Benson <Thomasabenson...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Masked/Nazca type booby at Angels Gate - Aug 19
8/19/18 12:30 am Alex Viduetsky <aviduetsky...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Wandering Tattler @ Playa del Rey
8/18/18 12:10 pm Rod Higbie <warblerod...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Red-necked Phalarope at Bonelli Park
8/17/18 1:19 pm Jon Fisher <JonF60...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Los Angeles RBA- 17 August 2018
8/17/18 9:47 am Thomas Wurster <wurster...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Black-throated Sparrow at Eaton Cyn Ntr Ctr
8/17/18 6:39 am Bernardo Alps <whalephoto...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Let's Go Pelagic Birding
8/16/18 3:08 pm <busyday...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Solitary Sandpiper, Red-necked Phals @ L.A.River in Long Beach
8/15/18 8:01 am Kimball Garrett <kgarrett...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Mallards and eBird
8/14/18 3:01 am <birdingbrad...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Loggerhead Shrike/downtown Los Angeles
8/14/18 1:10 am <lathrotriccus...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Solitary Sandpiper (I suppose), Malibu Lagoon
8/13/18 12:35 pm Kimball Garrett <kgarrett...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> RE: [LACoBirds] Juncos in Aug!!!
8/13/18 10:55 am Tom Benson <Thomasabenson...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] SBVAS pelagic trip, Oct 7
8/13/18 9:31 am Wanda <wandadameron2...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Juncos in Aug!!!
8/12/18 6:04 pm Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] link to the Tringa photos (sorry)
8/12/18 5:58 pm Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Stolen bird skins, Bonelli Wilson's Phalarope, Brown Pelicans and a gray Tringa
8/11/18 8:53 am <mitch...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> Re: [LACoBirds] Neotropic Cormorant candidate, L A River in Atwater
8/11/18 7:22 am Andrew Birch <andyrbirch...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Solitary Sandpiper Bette Davis, Glendale
8/10/18 5:01 pm Andrew Birch <andyrbirch...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> Re: [LACoBirds] Neotropic Cormorant candidate, L A River in Atwater
8/10/18 4:40 pm <ms.hiker99...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Willow Flycatcher at Crystalaire
8/10/18 4:35 pm Chuck & Lillian <misclists...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Magnificent Frigatebird Juvenile at Malibu Lagoon today
8/10/18 4:34 pm Chuck & Lillian <misclists...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Magnificent Frigatebird Juvenile at Malibu Lagoon today
8/10/18 12:18 pm Kimball Garrett <kgarrett...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Neotropic Cormorant candidate, L A River in Atwater
8/10/18 12:16 pm <busyday...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Pectoral @ LAR in Long Beach
8/10/18 12:11 pm Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] small fire Ballona FWM, fall migrants in Claremont, Black Swift status
8/9/18 3:25 pm Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> Re: [LACoBirds] Re: Issues with posting/receiving messages via LACoBirds
8/9/18 2:17 pm <busyday...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Solitary @ LAR in Paramount
8/8/18 9:35 pm Christopher Taylor <calbird...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Re: Issues with posting/receiving messages via LACoBirds
8/8/18 6:51 pm <lbenner...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> Re: [LACoBirds] Re: Issues with posting/receiving messages via LACoBirds
8/8/18 4:26 pm Christopher Taylor <calbird...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Re: Issues with posting/receiving messages via LACoBirds
8/8/18 3:13 pm Christopher Taylor <calbird...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Re: Issues with posting/receiving messages via LACoBirds
8/8/18 11:38 am Steve Sosensky <mobile...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> Re: [LACoBirds] Issues with posting/receiving messages via LACoBirds
8/8/18 11:03 am Kimball Garrett <kgarrett...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Illegal Nazca captured, caged by ICE
8/8/18 10:50 am <lathrotriccus...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Issues with posting/receiving messages via LACoBirds
8/8/18 10:33 am Michael Zarky <mzarky...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> Re: [LACoBirds] Issues with posting/receiving messages via LACoBirds
8/8/18 8:32 am Christopher Taylor <calbird...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Re: Issues with posting/receiving messages via LACoBirds
8/8/18 8:26 am Mark Scheel <scheel314...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> Re: [LACoBirds] Issues with posting/receiving messages via LACoBirds
8/7/18 9:49 pm Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Nazca Booby at Leo Carrillo State Beach
8/7/18 9:25 pm Chris Dean <chrisanndean...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Nazca
8/7/18 10:37 am Chris Dean <chrisanndean...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Craveri's Murrelet
8/6/18 11:15 am Kimball Garrett <kgarrett...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> RE: [LACoBirds] Early Sharp-shinned Hawks
8/6/18 10:15 am Kimball Garrett <kgarrett...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] RE: [venturacobirding] Nazca Booby at Ventura County line beach
8/6/18 9:49 am Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Fwd: [venturacobirding] Nazca Booby at Ventura County line beach
8/6/18 9:10 am <lathrotriccus...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Early Sharp-shinned Hawks
8/5/18 2:36 pm <busyday...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Mark's Semipalmated Sandpiper
8/5/18 8:12 am Mark Scheel <scheel314...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Semipalmated sandpiper, LAR@live oak
8/4/18 4:42 pm Andrew Birch <andyrbirch...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> Re: [LACoBirds] Semipalmated Sandpipers, Rio Hondo River
8/4/18 4:19 pm Andrew Birch <andyrbirch...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Semipalmated Sandpipers, Rio Hondo River
8/4/18 3:19 pm <birdsatfnt...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Spotted Dove in LA
8/3/18 1:45 pm Jon Fisher <JonF60...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Los Angeles RBA- 3 August 2018
8/1/18 7:55 pm Don Sterba <donsterba...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Adult Yellow-cr. Night-Heron at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh
8/1/18 4:30 pm <wildbirdbob...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Richard Crossley to Speak at Madrona Marsh, Aug 22-Please read for details
8/1/18 9:31 am <chorizanth...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Possible little blue heron
7/28/18 9:36 am Mark Scheel <scheel314...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Reddish egret, ballona creek
7/27/18 4:01 pm Jon Fisher <JonF60...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Los Angeles RBA- 27 July 2018
7/25/18 6:54 pm Chris Dean <chrisanndean...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Semipalmated Sandpiper at Piute
7/23/18 10:38 am Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Fwd: CHWP Closed - July 24-27, 2018
7/22/18 7:47 am Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Claremont Summer Tanager
 
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Date: 8/20/18 7:15 pm
From: <kevin_lapp...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Baird's Sandpiper - Ballona Creek
Birders:


the migrating-birds-in-concrete-rivers action is not limited to the L.A. River. Today, on Ballona Creek in the short section between Centinela and Inglewood, a Baird's Sandpiper was joined by 19 Red-necked Phalaropes, 2 spotted sandpipers, least and western sandpipers, a semipalmated plover, and 2 dowitchers.


ebird checklist here:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47975883 https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47975883



Kevin Lapp
Culver City


 

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Date: 8/20/18 2:31 pm
From: <busyday...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] 2 Baird's Sandpipers - LAR Cudahy
Birders,

Mon 20 Aug

As of this past weekend, Baird's Sandpipers are now being seen at the L.A.River. Early this morning there were two birds (juveniles) between Clara St and Cudahy City Park to the south. They were not together, and were loosely associated with small flocks of Westerns. Photos shot from the old abandoned bike path on the east side of the river.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/30295765768
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/30295759338
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/43257069355
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/30295741478

Richard Barth
West Hollywood


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Date: 8/20/18 12:48 pm
From: Andrew Birch <andyrbirch...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Wilson's and Red-necked Phalaropes, Bette Davis, Glendale
Not a common sight in this area, locals may be interested to know that there is a Wilson's and Red-necked Phalarope feeding together in the river at Bette Davis, affording an excellent opportunity to compare both species up close. The birds are just east of the rocky rapids - in the calmer water before the reeds.
Best, Andy BirchLos Feliz
 

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Date: 8/19/18 4:44 pm
From: Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Masked/Nazca type booby at Angels Gate - Aug 19
Tom, your bird looks remarkably like the one that we saw at Leo Carillo a couple of weeks ago. Different bird, obviously, as that one was taken prisoner by the Sturmtruppen, but the resemblance is remarkable.

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


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From: <LACoBirds...> <LACoBirds...> on behalf of Tom Benson <Thomasabenson...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Sent: Sunday, August 19, 2018 3:23:06 PM
To: <lacobirds...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Masked/Nazca type booby at Angels Gate - Aug 19



Okay, last post on this from me. I have uploaded several photos of the booby to my eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47947259. Based on the the fact that the majority of Masked and Nazca type boobies recently observed in southern California have been Nazca Boobies, and that the base of the bill on this individual appears to be turning pinkish-orange rather than greenish-yellow, I half-heartedly suspect that this individual is a Nazca Booby. I'd appreciate hearing others' comments or opinions on these photos.

Tom Benson
San Bernardino, CA


-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Benson <Thomasabenson...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
To: lacobirds <lacobirds...>
Sent: Sun, Aug 19, 2018 12:13 pm
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Masked/Nazca type booby at Angels Gate - Aug 19



The Masked/Nazca Booby was still present on the outer breakwater as we returned on the 9 AM Harbor Breeze whale watch. This time it was sitting on top of the breakwater opposite the Angels Gate light. It was an immature bird, with dusky coloration on the head and neck. The tip of the bill appeared to be yellow, but the remainder of the bill appeared to be dark, suggesting this bird may not be identifiable to species. If my photos show anything different, I'll update the group.

Tom Benson
San Bernardino, CA

PS Our intense focus on marine mammals yielded four small groups of common dolphins, and a few sea lions.


-------- Original message --------
From: "Tom Benson <Thomasabenson...><mailto:<Thomasabenson...> [LACoBirds]" <LACoBirds-noreply...><mailto:<noreply...>>
Date: 8/19/18 9:40 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: lacobirds@ yahoogroups.com
Subject: [LACoBirds] Masked/Nazca type booby at Angels Gate - Aug 19

There is currently (930 am, Aug 19) a Masked/Nazca Booby sitting on the edge of the water at Angels Gate in Long Beach Harbor. I would probably have full frame photos of the bird, but the shitheads driving the boat said our priority was whales and dolphins, and wouldn't take the two minutes to go over and look at the bird.

Tom Benson
San Bernardino, CA





 

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Date: 8/19/18 3:23 pm
From: Tom Benson <Thomasabenson...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Masked/Nazca type booby at Angels Gate - Aug 19
Okay, last post on this from me. I have uploaded several photos of the booby to my eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47947259. Based on the the fact that the majority of Masked and Nazca type boobies recently observed in southern California have been Nazca Boobies, and that the base of the bill on this individual appears to be turning pinkish-orange rather than greenish-yellow, I half-heartedly suspect that this individual is a Nazca Booby. I'd appreciate hearing others' comments or opinions on these photos.


Tom Benson
San Bernardino, CA




-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Benson <Thomasabenson...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
To: lacobirds <lacobirds...>
Sent: Sun, Aug 19, 2018 12:13 pm
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Masked/Nazca type booby at Angels Gate - Aug 19




The Masked/Nazca Booby was still present on the outer breakwater as we returned on the 9 AM Harbor Breeze whale watch. This time it was sitting on top of the breakwater opposite the Angels Gate light. It was an immature bird, with dusky coloration on the head and neck. The tip of the bill appeared to be yellow, but the remainder of the bill appeared to be dark, suggesting this bird may not be identifiable to species. If my photos show anything different, I'll update the group.


Tom Benson
San Bernardino, CA


PS Our intense focus on marine mammals yielded four small groups of common dolphins, and a few sea lions.





-------- Original message --------
From: "Tom Benson <Thomasabenson...> [LACoBirds]" <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Date: 8/19/18 9:40 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: lacobirds@ yahoogroups.com
Subject: [LACoBirds] Masked/Nazca type booby at Angels Gate - Aug 19


There is currently (930 am, Aug 19) a Masked/Nazca Booby sitting on the edge of the water at Angels Gate in Long Beach Harbor. I would probably have full frame photos of the bird, but the shitheads driving the boat said our priority was whales and dolphins, and wouldn't take the two minutes to go over and look at the bird.


Tom Benson
San Bernardino, CA








 

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Date: 8/19/18 1:30 pm
From: Larry Schmahl <larschmahl...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Scarlet Tanager Prisiners Harbor Santa Cruz Island
Hello fellow birders,
 
On Saturday 18 August, about one hour before the Island Packers boat was ready to depart to Ventura, I found a Scarlet Tanager at Prisoners Harbor on Santa Cruz Island. Below is my ebird write up.

no photo. The bird was nervous so I quickly decided to study the bird than try for a picture, The bird flew away after about 10 seconds of observation..
Tanager sized and shaped bird with a bill shape and size very similar to a Western. Summer and Hepatic have larger bills and are slightly larger birds.. Bill was bone colored. Head, back, breast and belly was yellow to greenish yellow. Black wings with no wingbars, Black wings stood out against the greenish/yellow body. Tail was not easily observed. Was able to compare the memory of this bird with a Western that showed up about 20 minutes later. The Scarlet Tanager was observed at 2:45.
The bird was at the only freshwater we could find. A pool of fresh water at the edge of the pebble/rock beach east of the pier. Many birds were coming to this freshwater to drink or bathe.
I am aware of the rarity of this observation.

 
Larry Schmahl
Whittier
 

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Date: 8/19/18 12:13 pm
From: Tom Benson <Thomasabenson...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Masked/Nazca type booby at Angels Gate - Aug 19
The Masked/Nazca Booby was still present on the outer breakwater as we returned on the 9 AM Harbor Breeze whale watch. This time it was sitting on top of the breakwater opposite the Angels Gate light. It was an immature bird, with dusky coloration on the head and neck. The tip of the bill appeared to be yellow, but the remainder of the bill appeared to be dark, suggesting this bird may not be identifiable to species. If my photos show anything different, I'll update the group.
Tom BensonSan Bernardino, CA
PS Our intense focus on marine mammals yielded four small groups of common dolphins, and a few sea lions.

-------- Original message --------From: "Tom Benson <Thomasabenson...> [LACoBirds]" <LACoBirds-noreply...> Date: 8/19/18 9:40 AM (GMT-08:00) To: <lacobirds...> Subject: [LACoBirds] Masked/Nazca type booby at Angels Gate - Aug 19












There is currently (930 am, Aug 19) a Masked/Nazca Booby sitting on the edge of the water at Angels Gate in Long Beach Harbor. I would probably have full frame photos of the bird, but the shitheads driving the boat said our priority was whales and dolphins, and wouldn't take the two minutes to go over and look at the bird.
Tom BensonSan Bernardino, CA
















 

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Date: 8/19/18 9:59 am
From: Andrew Birch <andyrbirch...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Red-necked Phalarope at Bonelli Park
I'm also personally seeing Red-necked Phalaropes in Glendale where I've not noted them before. This week and this morning up to 8 along the LA River below the 134 freeway. This morning, a single bird at Bette Davis is a real photographer's dream coming to within a few feet and 3 also on Silver Lake reservoir.
Best, Andy BirchLos Feliz

On Saturday, August 18, 2018, 12:10:45 PM PDT, Rod Higbie <warblerod...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> wrote:

 
Today 8/18 a Red-necked Phalarope was at the far west end of the mudflats at the RV Park cove at Bonelli Park in San Dimas.  The 4 Brown Pelicans continued along the north shore where previously reported.

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Date: 8/19/18 9:40 am
From: Tom Benson <Thomasabenson...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Masked/Nazca type booby at Angels Gate - Aug 19
There is currently (930 am, Aug 19) a Masked/Nazca Booby sitting on the edge of the water at Angels Gate in Long Beach Harbor. I would probably have full frame photos of the bird, but the shitheads driving the boat said our priority was whales and dolphins, and wouldn't take the two minutes to go over and look at the bird.
Tom BensonSan Bernardino, CA
 

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Date: 8/19/18 12:30 am
From: Alex Viduetsky <aviduetsky...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Wandering Tattler @ Playa del Rey
Hello, 
On Saturday, at Playa del Rey's jetties, there was at least one Wandering Tattler Photo - Google+

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Numerous Elegant and a few Royal Terns, good numbers of Surfbirds, Black and Ruddy Turnstones, Marbled Godwits, Willets, one Osprey and even one Thornback Guitarfish (I've never seen a Guitarfish before): [Photo - Google+]

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Good birding,Alexander ViduetskyValley Village, CA
 

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Date: 8/18/18 12:10 pm
From: Rod Higbie <warblerod...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Red-necked Phalarope at Bonelli Park
Today 8/18 a Red-necked Phalarope was at the far west end of the mudflats at the RV Park cove at Bonelli Park in San Dimas. The 4 Brown Pelicans continued along the north shore where previously reported.


Rod Higbie
San Dimas

 

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Date: 8/17/18 1:19 pm
From: Jon Fisher <JonF60...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Los Angeles RBA- 17 August 2018
- RBA

* California

* Los Angeles RBA

* August 17, 2018

* CALA1808.017





-Birds mentioned



Semipalmated Sandpiper

Craveri's Murrelet

Black Tern

Magnificent Frigatebird

NAZCA BOOBY

Neotropic Cormorant

Brown Pelican

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Vermilion Flycatcher

Yellow-throated Vireo

Black-throated Sparrow

Orchard Oriole

Summer Tanager

Indigo Bunting

Painted Bunting





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, Ventura County as warranted





-Transcript



This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for August 17.



Two SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS were along the Rio Hondo on August 4 and 5. The birds were just upstream from the west end of Rush Street in Rosemead.



Another SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER was on the LA River in Cudahy between Florence and Clara Street on August 5.



A CRAVERI'S MURRELET was at Leo Carillo State Beach on August 7. A NAZCA BOOBY was also at Leo Carillo on August 7. It was subsequently captured for rehab.



A BLACK TERN was at Lake Balboa in the San Fernando Valley on August 12.



A MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD was at Malibu Lagoon on August 10.



Along the LA River in Atwater Village, a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was present south of the Los Feliz crossing from August 10-12.



Up to four BROWN PELICANS were at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas from August 11-14.



An adult YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continued at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh (near the "elbow" of the marsh, adjacent to the corner of Lincoln and Jefferson) through August 15.



Eight VERMILION FLYCATCHERS were at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora on August 3. Another continued at Castaic Lagoon through August 5.



A YELLOW-THROATED VIREO was at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City on August 13. It has not been reported again, but from the northeast parking lot, go east to the fence at the edge of the drainage channel and then follow a dirt path about 100 feet south. When you reach the spot between a shopping cart and mattress, the bird was in the willows to the southwest..



An immature BLACK-THROATED SPARROW was found at Eaton Canyon in Pasadena on August 17. It was foraging by the amphitheater which is south of the Nature Center.



An adult male ORCHARD ORIOLE was at a residence in Westchester on August 12..



A female SUMMER TANAGER was at Little Jimmy Spring near Mt. Islip in the San Gabriel Mountains on August 6.



A male INDIGO BUNTING was along the lower Arroyo area on August 16. From Lower Arroyo Park, head north to just below the Colorado Street bridge. The bird was by a side stream to the east of the main channel.



San Clemente Island produced a female PAINTED BUNTING on August 13.





- end transcript



Jon L Fisher

Glendale, CA

<JonF60...>





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Date: 8/17/18 9:47 am
From: Thomas Wurster <wurster...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Black-throated Sparrow at Eaton Cyn Ntr Ctr
Birders

A Black-throated Sparrow in juvenile plumage (faint breast streaks, lacks black throat and bun, prominent white supercilium) is foraging in the open/ brushy area by the amplitheater at Eaton Cyn Ntr Ctr
In Pasadena.

Tom Wurster
Garden Grove

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Date: 8/17/18 6:39 am
From: Bernardo Alps <whalephoto...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Let's Go Pelagic Birding
Hi all.

The Magician out of 22nd Street Landing in San Pedro is offering an
eight-hour pelagic birding trip on Saturday, November 3.

I have seen a nice build-up of pelagic species after a slow spring, and a
perusal of reports of recent trips shows that we can expect a spectacular
fall. If you haven't seen the report of the Island Packers trip on July 15,
it was just off the charts. Among many other species, we had a Tristram's
Storm-petrel, over a hundred Cooks Petrels, and two of the new Southern
California trash birds, Nazca Boobies.

Unless there is a reason to change the itinerary, we will follow the
escarpment around the Palos Verdes Peninsula to the Redondo Canyon and then
return to the oil rigs. The trip leaves at 7 a.m. and the $130 per person
price includes hot breakfast and lunch, a bottomless soda cup and we have
been known to be treated to fresh out-of-the-oven brownies a la mode. To
sign up for this trip, please go to http://catalinaexplorer.com/

See you on the boat.

Bernardo

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I am out at sea until the end of September; no phone but I have decent
email.

 

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Date: 8/16/18 3:08 pm
From: <busyday...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Solitary Sandpiper, Red-necked Phals @ L.A.River in Long Beach
Birders,

Thurs Aug 16

Early AM there was a Solitary just north of the Willow St bridge, staying mostly on the west side of the channel.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/43172689715
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/43360718814
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/43360706064


Red-necked Phalaropes have recently begun showing up at the lower LAR. This morning at Willow St there were four birds south of the bridge.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/44030559352
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/43172642085

Richard Barth
West Hollywood


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Date: 8/15/18 8:01 am
From: Kimball Garrett <kgarrett...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Mallards and eBird
Birders,

Many of you have expressed confusion as to how eBird is treating Mallards, Mexican Ducks [=Mallard (Mexican)], and other taxa in the Mallard complex in the past few days. The irregularities are due to the launch of eBirds taxonomy update. Details are on the eBird web site here:
https://ebird.org/news/2018-ebird-taxonomy-update-coming-14-august

This should all be straightened out in a day or two, and your Mallard entries will show up as Mallard and will not be flagged or trigger eBird "Alerts.." The problem arises from the new taxonomy, which (unfortunately, counter to AOS North American taxonomy) splits Mallard (A. platyrhynchos) from Mexican Duck (A. diazi). Right now it's a messy hodgepodge, because the eBird team has to decide which entries to default to the "expected" taxon (Mallard) and which (e.g. Colorado River east to s. Colorado and south well into Mexico) could apply to either taxon and need to be dealt with more carefully.. The bottom line is just wait, things will get straightened out. And apologies to those of you who dropped everything to go look at a Mallard somewhere because it showed up on your eBird alerts.

You will already have noticed that eBird has updated the species sequence in the checklists to their new taxonomy. This sequence matches the current AOS sequence closely, with some exceptions (e.g. Passeridae, Viduidae, Estrildidae and Ploceidae being separated from the Fringillidae by the major groups of New World nine-primaried oscines).

Kimball

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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
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Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA
(213) 763-3368
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Date: 8/14/18 3:01 am
From: <birdingbrad...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Loggerhead Shrike/downtown Los Angeles
Those hoping to find a Loggerhead Shrike usually don't head for downtown Los Angeles. I certainly did not expect to find one this afternoon, but there it was at Contreras High School Huntley Drive Overlook Hotspot. My checklist includes photos:


https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47837123 https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47837123 Brad Rumble
Los Angeles
 

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Date: 8/14/18 1:10 am
From: <lathrotriccus...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Solitary Sandpiper (I suppose), Malibu Lagoon
Had a distant Tringa this afternoon at Malibu Lagoon that was presumably a Solitary. This one showed fairly bright yellow legs and more of a pale eyebrow than an eyering, but it was distant, so I don't want to go further than that. Bobbing its rear constantly, like a Spotted.


To observe it (if it sticks), from the main trail that leads to the beach, take the left branch/dead-end just before you hit the beach, to the little overlook/bench at the end. You'll be looking east across the "mouth" of the lagoon. It was in flooded grass directly across from this overlook toward sort of the middle of the fenced-off area.


Didn't call/flush, but very actively feeding, making short runs, bowing its head, rearing back, etc.


Dan Cooper
Ventura Co.
 

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Date: 8/13/18 12:35 pm
From: Kimball Garrett <kgarrett...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [LACoBirds] Juncos in Aug!!!
Wanda,

The breeding range of “Oregon” Dark-eyed Junco has expanded through much of the greater Los Angeles area, with populations in residential areas, parks, university campuses (e.g. UCLA, where now one of the most numerous resident birds on campus, as well as the USC campus in the urban core), canyons, etc., all the way to the coast. Obviously they’re not breeding right around your yard or you would have seen them through the late spring and summer, but my guess is that your recent influx involved birds dispersing a short distance from nearby wooded parks or residential areas. The migratory juncos that flood into the region for the late fall and winter don’t usually arrive until mid-September, and not in any numbers until October.

Kimball

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From: <LACoBirds...> [mailto:<LACoBirds...>] On Behalf Of Wanda <wandadameron2...> [LACoBirds]
Sent: Monday, August 13, 2018 9:08 AM
To: LA Co Birds
Subject: [LACoBirds] Juncos in Aug!!!

Unbelievable..... Half dozen seen in the neighborhood on morning walk. Not w/bins but definite white outer tail feathers and all dark heads. Put up feeder to see if can draw in. Usually only get 1 in winter w/male bringing in female companion on damp days.

Wanda Dameron

West San Fernando Valley
 

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Date: 8/13/18 10:55 am
From: Tom Benson <Thomasabenson...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] SBVAS pelagic trip, Oct 7

San Bernardino Valley Audubon Society will be sponsoring a pelagic trip out of Dana Point on Sunday, October 7. This 10-hour pelagic trip aboard the Ocean Institute’s R/V Sea Explorer will search for pelagic birds, marine mammals, and other oceanic wildlife as we explore the offshore waters inside of San Clemente and Santa Catalina Islands (i.e., LA County waters). We expect to see several species of shearwaters, storm-petrels, jaegers, and alcids. In addition, potential rarities include albatrosses, tropicbird, and boobies. The cost for the trip is $75. We will meet at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point (24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive) at 6:30 AM; the trip departs promptly at 7:00 AM and will not be held for late arrivals. Additional details are available on the SBVAS website.


To reserve a space on the trip, email me with your name and phone number, the number of spaces you want to reserve, and the names of those in your party.



Tom Benson
San Bernardino, CA
thomasabenson AT aol.com

 

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Date: 8/13/18 9:31 am
From: Wanda <wandadameron2...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Juncos in Aug!!!
Unbelievable.....    Half dozen seen in the neighborhood on morning
walk.    Not w/bins but definite white outer tail feathers and all
dark heads.     Put up feeder to see if can draw in. Usually only get
1 in winter w/male bringing in female companion on damp days.

Wanda Dameron

West San Fernando Valley



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Date: 8/12/18 6:04 pm
From: Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] link to the Tringa photos (sorry)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/92222297@N07/43098426465/in/dateposted-public/

[cid:b6435b91-a7e0-4b31-8eb0-0efb97c914de]Bonelli Wilson's Phalarope 12 August 2018<https://www.flickr.com/photos/92222297@N07/43098426465/in/dateposted-public/>

[https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1797/43098426465_ac4a178be7_b.jpg] <https://www.flickr.com/photos/92222297@N07/43098426465/>
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Date: 8/12/18 5:58 pm
From: Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Stolen bird skins, Bonelli Wilson's Phalarope, Brown Pelicans and a gray Tringa
Sunday 7/12/2018 17:57

Hi,

Before I get to the mystery Tringa at Bonelli, and I the only person who heard yesterday's "This American Life"? If you like cranky ornithologists, Alfred Russell Wallace, England, tropical birds, fly fishing, or Renaissance music, you've got to listen to this episode (I can't figure out how to listen to the whole episode, instead of the segments):

https://www.thisamericanlife.org/654/the-feather-heist

[https://hw1.thisamericanlife.org/sites/default/files/episodes/images/654-social.gif]<https://www.thisamericanlife.org/654/the-feather-heist>

The Feather Heist - This American Life<https://www.thisamericanlife.org/654/the-feather-heist>
www.thisamericanlife.org
A flute player steals a million dollars worth of dead birds.




Scott and I went to Bonelli mid-day, and sweated while looking for the four Brown Pelicans sitting on the north shore. For the non eBirders, they have been there on-and-off since (?) Friday. We made sure that we got them by staring out the car window while cruising eastbound on Puddingstone Drive. Then we parked at the far east end at the dirt parking lot (free), and walked in. From the RV Park we saw several interesting sandpipers, but we didn't have a scope, so I took photos, assuming that I would be able to identify them on a computer screen (Take that, you teenagers with your cell phones!).. When I got home, I fell asleep on the lazy boy, so just now I realized while processing the photos that (slap to the forehead) the white sandpiper was a Wilson's Phalarope. Doh!

There was a definite Greater Yellowlegs close to us, and I called the other gray Tringa off in the distance a Lesser Yellowlegs, but I would like second and third opinions on it. It is in the same frame in two pictures of the Wilson's Phalarope:


Tom Miko

Claremont

909.241.3300


 

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Date: 8/11/18 8:53 am
From: <mitch...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Neotropic Cormorant candidate, L A River in Atwater

In Texas the birds that look like this are called Neotropic Cormorants.
I don't see anything out of the normal range of variation on it.

Mitch Heindel
Utopia, Texas


On 2018-08-10 12:18, Kimball Garrett <kgarrett...> [LACoBirds] wrote:

> cormorant along
> the Los Angeles River near the Sunnynook Bridge (below Los Feliz) that
> is a good match for a Neotropic Cormorant. In fact, it was pretty
> typical of the many that I see regularly at the south end of the
> Salton Sea, though I was bothered a bit by the shape of the gular
> patch (and white feathered border) which was not especially pointed at
> the rear. Otherwise, it was long-tailed, small-billed, lacked any
> yellow in the dark feathered lores, and was clearly smaller than the
> one Double-crested that was near it when I first found it. It seems
> to be a second-year bird and is showing some molt in the wings and
> tail.
>
> Here's a link to my eBird checklist -- opinions welcome.
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47763744


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Date: 8/11/18 7:22 am
From: Andrew Birch <andyrbirch...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Solitary Sandpiper Bette Davis, Glendale
This morning, there is one in the muddy channel upstream of the confluence.
Best, Andy Birch
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Date: 8/10/18 5:01 pm
From: Andrew Birch <andyrbirch...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Neotropic Cormorant candidate, L A River in Atwater
After some unsuccessful lunch time searching at various points along the river, I went back to work but fortunately, a little later Chris Dean relocated the Neotropic on the wires below Sunnynook bridge and I went back out to join her. It was with a Double-crested and gave a good comparison of it's noticeably smaller size, bill and comparatively long tail.

Best, Andy Birch
Los Feliz

> On Aug 10, 2018, at 12:18 PM, Kimball Garrett <kgarrett...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Birders,
>
>
>
> This morning (10 August) from 0945 to1005 I studied a cormorant along the Los Angeles River near the Sunnynook Bridge (below Los Feliz) that is a good match for a Neotropic Cormorant. In fact, it was pretty typical of the many that I see regularly at the south end of the Salton Sea, though I was bothered a bit by the shape of the gular patch (and white feathered border) which was not especially pointed at the rear. Otherwise, it was long-tailed, small-billed, lacked any yellow in the dark feathered lores, and was clearly smaller than the one Double-crested that was near it when I first found it. It seems to be a second-year bird and is showing some molt in the wings and tail.
>
>
>
> It was on a rock about 50 m downstream in the soft-bottom channel below Los Feliz, then flew, landing a bit farther down channel. When it flew again it landed on one of the cables that cross the river just below the Sunnynook Bridge, and was still there when I left.
>
>
>
> Here's a link to my eBird checklist -- opinions welcome.
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47763744
>
>
>
> Kimball
>
>
>
> Kimball L. Garrett
>
> Ornithology Collections Manager
>
> Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
>
> 900 Exposition Blvd.
>
> Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA
>
> (213) 763-3368
>
> <kgarrett...>
>
> http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/ornithology
>
>

 

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Date: 8/10/18 4:40 pm
From: <ms.hiker99...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Willow Flycatcher at Crystalaire
A Willow Flycatcher showed up in our front yard in Crystalaire this morning. Also a Rufous Hummingbird. The link to my eBird checklist with pictures is https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47750170 https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47750170


Ruth Gravance

 

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Date: 8/10/18 4:35 pm
From: Chuck & Lillian <misclists...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Magnificent Frigatebird Juvenile at Malibu Lagoon today
Birders:

Grace Murayama and Larry Loeher report a Frigatebird sighting at
Malibu Lagoon, seen at 12:12pm.
They sent me a photo. Definitely a Mag. Frigatebird juvenile.
They were unfamiliar with frigatebirds.

They wrote:
It was large and narrow, almost pelican sized, narrow, angular
dihedral wings, white face and neck and underside, dark/black wings,
maybe a little light on top of wings, long ivory hooked bill, big
long black forked tail, soaring above lagoon, then out to sea, then
soaring back again. Larry said that he saw it fly/soar down from the
canyon, over lagoon, circle lagoon, soar over house on hill, back
over lagoon, and eventually headed north. I watched it soar over
lagoon, circle, then head out to sea, but wide-circled back to
lagoon, flying in wide circle over lagoon, then NNE.

Sorry for the late report, but I don't read my email every minute.

Chuck Almdale
North Hills, Ca.
 

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Date: 8/10/18 4:34 pm
From: Chuck & Lillian <misclists...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Magnificent Frigatebird Juvenile at Malibu Lagoon today
Birders:

Grace Murayama and Larry Loeher report a Frigatebird sighting at
Malibu Lagoon, seen at 12:12pm.
They sent me a photo. Definitely a Mag. Frigatebird juvenile.
They were unfamiliar with frigatebirds.

They wrote:
It was large and narrow, almost pelican sized, narrow, angular
dihedral wings, white face and neck and underside, dark/black wings,
maybe a little light on top of wings, long ivory hooked bill, big
long black forked tail, soaring above lagoon, then out to sea, then
soaring back again. Larry said that he saw it fly/soar down from the
canyon, over lagoon, circle lagoon, soar over house on hill, back
over lagoon, and eventually headed north. I watched it soar over
lagoon, circle, then head out to sea, but wide-circled back to
lagoon, flying in wide circle over lagoon, then NNE.

Sorry for the late report, but I don't read my email every minute.

Chuck Almdale
North Hills, Ca.
 

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Date: 8/10/18 12:18 pm
From: Kimball Garrett <kgarrett...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Neotropic Cormorant candidate, L A River in Atwater
Birders,



This morning (10 August) from 0945 to1005 I studied a cormorant along the Los Angeles River near the Sunnynook Bridge (below Los Feliz) that is a good match for a Neotropic Cormorant. In fact, it was pretty typical of the many that I see regularly at the south end of the Salton Sea, though I was bothered a bit by the shape of the gular patch (and white feathered border) which was not especially pointed at the rear. Otherwise, it was long-tailed, small-billed, lacked any yellow in the dark feathered lores, and was clearly smaller than the one Double-crested that was near it when I first found it. It seems to be a second-year bird and is showing some molt in the wings and tail.



It was on a rock about 50 m downstream in the soft-bottom channel below Los Feliz, then flew, landing a bit farther down channel. When it flew again it landed on one of the cables that cross the river just below the Sunnynook Bridge, and was still there when I left.



Here's a link to my eBird checklist -- opinions welcome.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47763744



Kimball


Kimball L. Garrett
Ornithology Collections Manager
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA
(213) 763-3368
<kgarrett...>
http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/ornithology

 

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Date: 8/10/18 12:16 pm
From: <busyday...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Pectoral @ LAR in Long Beach
Birders,

Fri 10 Aug

Today 0715-0745 an adult Pectoral Sandpiper was at the L.A.River north of the Willow St pipe bridge, working in and out of a Ludwigia patch a bit south of the elevated power lines that extend across the river.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/43966639781
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/43966632781
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/42157936410
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/29028646507
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/43966614691

Richard Barth
West Hollywood


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Date: 8/10/18 12:11 pm
From: Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] small fire Ballona FWM, fall migrants in Claremont, Black Swift status
Yesterday 8/9/18 I worked on McConnell Ave in Playa Del Rey (inspecting the ventilation system of a Tritium lab that makes something called spark gaps [the guy said that they protect airplanes from lightning strikes), so for my lunch break I walked out to the end of the jetty under the naive belief that since other people in other harbors up & down the coast are finding Fulmars, I'll go find one. Nope. The Osprey was nice, and I had "all" of the rocky shorebirds, except, ot course, for Wandering Tattler. While I was out there, I saw a thick smoke column to the east of me, towards the Freshwater Marsh. Oy vey. When I drove back, there were 4 fire trucks, and they (City of LA Fire Department) had put out a fire just west of the wooden fence, so no damage inside the marsh.

This morning there were at least 6 Western Tanagers in Wheeler Park (a standard-issue, boring suburban park) and at least 2 Orange crowned Warblers (none of these birds were here earlier, this week).

I have been unable to hike Claremont Wilderness Park to get end-of-season late dates for the Black Swifts, as the city keeps closing it due to fire danger, and they have not done a good job of sending out notification emails, and they left some signs that say "open" while other signs say "closed," exposing people to the possibility of getting a parking or a trespassing ticket.


Tom Miko

Claremont

909.241.3300


 

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Date: 8/9/18 3:25 pm
From: Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Re: Issues with posting/receiving messages via LACoBirds
Chris,
Can we individually ask you to add us to this new LA County bird email list, or is there a way I can do that by going to the site (I haven't tried it yet, and didn't need to for the other email lists e.g. Orange County Birds, because those list owners and administrators did the heavy lifting for us)..
Tom
PS: I am going to BCc as many people as I can think of (who are subscribed to this LACoBirds list) because I still don't know if *anybody* received the email that I wrote to this list yesterday at noon, while standing in line at Porto's, about Chris Dean finding that Nazca Booby at Leo Carrillo State Beach. I never received my own email back from LACoBirds and never received Chris's email about the Booby. Her first email about the Craveri's arrived at night. What I did yesterday when writing the Nazca Booby email was I Cc'd as many people as I could think of, assuming they would forward my email to others.

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

________________________________
From: <LACoBirds...> <LACoBirds...> on behalf of Christopher Taylor <calbird...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 8, 2018 8:32:39 AM
To: Mark Scheel <scheel314...> [LACoBirds]
Cc: <lathrotriccus...>; <LACoBirds...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Re: Issues with posting/receiving messages via LACoBirds



I setup an LACoBirds group on groups.io earlier this year:

https://groups.io/g/lacobirds/

Will need an admin of the Yahoo Group to transfer any users/messages to
it though.

--
Christopher Taylor
Marina del Rey, CA
https://kiwifoto.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Scheel <scheel314...> [LACoBirds] [mailto:<LACoBirds-noreply...>]
To <lathrotriccus...>
Sent: Wednesday, Aug 08, 2018 at 08:24 AM (PDT)
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Issues with posting/receiving messages via LACoBirds [11K]
Message-Id: <CAFfEL7ehG7wJ2A-wSKgXsK4omAJFE8En1CHjWeOUvwZ72y_KzQ...>

Hi Dan, all

Several other listservs have switched to groups.io which offers easy
transfer from yahoo groups.

Mark

On Wed, Aug 8, 2018, 08:20 <lathrotriccus...> [LACoBirds] <
<LACoBirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Hi all,
>
>
> As most of you know, Yahoo Groups is an antiquated, 1990s-style website
> that is not being improved upon by Yahoo. As such, it doesn't work well. A
> few years ago I was asked to help moderate it, which basically means seeing
> that folks follow list rules, approving messages from the brand new people
> (and maybe 2-3 chronically "disruptive" users) on moderated status, and
> deleting spam messages. However, I don't own the group, nor do I have a
> stake in its future. Fellow birder Steve Sosensky receives emails sent to
> the "list owner" but honestly I don't know what being a list owner means in
> terms of functionality of the site - probably very little. And I don't want
> to speak for him! Personally I rarely use LACoBirds for anything, and
> while it has a great archive of information, I find many other ways of
> communication about birds/birding more efficient.
>
>
> Many of you have complained about the non-functionality of LACoBirds. Your
> messages are delayed when you try to post, you can't log on, the Yahoo
> website doesn't load, it doesn't recognize your email, you can't post from
> your phone, others' messages to the group are delayed so you miss hearing
> about birds...all this is true! You are not imagining it or being singled
> out, and I have had all these same issues myself. And I - as moderator or
> otherwise - have no control over it. Yahoo is trying to get you to quit,
> (and Google is trying to get you to join) believe me.
>
>
> I would encourage people to either a) use the Facebook LA RBA, Twitter, or
> some other 21st-century medium to communicate sightings/updates; or b)
> launch a new group, maybe a Google Group.
>
>
> Hope this clears things up, sorry if it doesn't.
>
>
> Dan Cooper
>
> Moderator, LACoBirds
>
>



 

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Date: 8/9/18 2:17 pm
From: <busyday...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Solitary @ LAR in Paramount
Birders,

Thurs 9 Aug

Approx 0845 there was a Solitary Sandpiper at the L.A.River north of Alondra Blvd in Paramount. It stayed near the wall on the west side of the channel; poor photos from across the river.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/42144715560
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/30084576398

Richard Barth
West Hollywood


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Date: 8/8/18 9:35 pm
From: Christopher Taylor <calbird...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Re: Issues with posting/receiving messages via LACoBirds
Dan and I are currently working on the migration over. All subscribers,
messages and media will be exported into Groups.io so no action will be
required on your part.

We'll update everyone when the process is complete, at which point
future messages to lacobirds should be sent to the Groups.io e-mail
address.

--
Christopher Taylor
Marina del Rey, CA
https://kiwifoto.com



-----Original Message-----
From: Thomas Miko [mailto:<thomas_miko...>]
To Mark Scheel <scheel314...> [LACoBirds]
Sent: Wednesday, Aug 08, 2018 at 10:07 AM (PDT)
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Re: Issues with posting/receiving messages via LACoBirds [24K]
Message-Id: <BY2PR14MB0696812E72265F3E2F8C078B9C260...>

Chris,
Can we individually ask you to add us to this new LA County bird email list, or is there a way I can do that by going to the site (I haven't tried it yet, and didn't need to for the other email lists e.g. Orange County Birds, because those list owners and administrators did the heavy lifting for us).
Tom
PS: I am going to BCc as many people as I can think of (who are subscribed to this LACoBirds list) because I still don't know if *anybody* received the email that I wrote to this list yesterday at noon, while standing in line at Porto's, about Chris Dean finding that Nazca Booby at Leo Carrillo State Beach. I never received my own email back from LACoBirds and never received Chris's email about the Booby. Her first email about the Craveri's arrived at night. What I did yesterday when writing the Nazca Booby email was I Cc'd as many people as I could think of, assuming they would forward my email to others.

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

________________________________
From: <LACoBirds...> <LACoBirds...> on behalf of Christopher Taylor <calbird...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 8, 2018 8:32:39 AM
To: Mark Scheel <scheel314...> [LACoBirds]
Cc: <lathrotriccus...>; <LACoBirds...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Re: Issues with posting/receiving messages via LACoBirds



I setup an LACoBirds group on groups.io earlier this year:

https://groups.io/g/lacobirds/

Will need an admin of the Yahoo Group to transfer any users/messages to
it though.

--
Christopher Taylor
Marina del Rey, CA
https://kiwifoto.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Scheel <scheel314...> [LACoBirds] [mailto:<LACoBirds-noreply...>]
To <lathrotriccus...>
Sent: Wednesday, Aug 08, 2018 at 08:24 AM (PDT)
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Issues with posting/receiving messages via LACoBirds [11K]
Message-Id: <CAFfEL7ehG7wJ2A-wSKgXsK4omAJFE8En1CHjWeOUvwZ72y_KzQ...>

Hi Dan, all

Several other listservs have switched to groups.io which offers easy
transfer from yahoo groups.

Mark

On Wed, Aug 8, 2018, 08:20 <lathrotriccus...> [LACoBirds] <
<LACoBirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Hi all,
>
>
> As most of you know, Yahoo Groups is an antiquated, 1990s-style website
> that is not being improved upon by Yahoo. As such, it doesn't work well. A
> few years ago I was asked to help moderate it, which basically means seeing
> that folks follow list rules, approving messages from the brand new people
> (and maybe 2-3 chronically "disruptive" users) on moderated status, and
> deleting spam messages. However, I don't own the group, nor do I have a
> stake in its future. Fellow birder Steve Sosensky receives emails sent to
> the "list owner" but honestly I don't know what being a list owner means in
> terms of functionality of the site - probably very little. And I don't want
> to speak for him! Personally I rarely use LACoBirds for anything, and
> while it has a great archive of information, I find many other ways of
> communication about birds/birding more efficient.
>
>
> Many of you have complained about the non-functionality of LACoBirds. Your
> messages are delayed when you try to post, you can't log on, the Yahoo
> website doesn't load, it doesn't recognize your email, you can't post from
> your phone, others' messages to the group are delayed so you miss hearing
> about birds...all this is true! You are not imagining it or being singled
> out, and I have had all these same issues myself. And I - as moderator or
> otherwise - have no control over it. Yahoo is trying to get you to quit,
> (and Google is trying to get you to join) believe me.
>
>
> I would encourage people to either a) use the Facebook LA RBA, Twitter, or
> some other 21st-century medium to communicate sightings/updates; or b)
> launch a new group, maybe a Google Group.
>
>
> Hope this clears things up, sorry if it doesn't.
>
>
> Dan Cooper
>
> Moderator, LACoBirds
>
>




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Date: 8/8/18 6:51 pm
From: <lbenner...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Re: Issues with posting/receiving messages via LACoBirds
All,
Another way to get out word somewhat quickly is to post the
observation into eBird. Many eBird users have their rare bird alerts
set to provide updates within an hour of when the observations are
submitted, and obviously this is completely independent of the county
listserve.
Regards,
Lance BennerAltadena

-----------------------------------------From: "Thomas Miko"
To: "Mark Scheel <scheel314...> [LACoBirds]", "Christopher
Taylor"
Cc: "<lathrotriccus...>", "<lacobirds...>"
Sent: Wednesday August 8 2018 10:07:14AM
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Re: Issues with posting/receiving messages
via LACoBirds

Chris,
Can we individually ask you to add us to this new LA County bird
email list, or is there a way I can do that by going to the site (I
haven't tried it yet, and didn't need to for the other email lists
e.g. Orange County Birds, because those list owners and administrators
did the heavy lifting for us).
Tom
PS: I am going to BCc as many people as I can think of (who are
subscribed to this LACoBirds list) because I still don't know if
*anybody* received the email that I wrote to this list yesterday at
noon, while standing in line at Porto's, about Chris Dean finding that
Nazca Booby at Leo Carrillo State Beach. I never received my own email
back from LACoBirds and never received Chris's email about the Booby.
Her first email about the Craveri's arrived at night. What I did
yesterday when writing the Nazca Booby email was I Cc'd as many people
as I could think of, assuming they would forward my email to others.

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

-------------------------
FROM: <LACoBirds...> on behalf of Christopher Taylor
<calbird...> [LACoBirds]
SENT: Wednesday, August 8, 2018 8:32:39 AM
TO: Mark Scheel <scheel314...> [LACoBirds]
CC: <lathrotriccus...>; <LACoBirds...>
SUBJECT: [LACoBirds] Re: Issues with posting/receiving messages via
LACoBirds

I setup an LACoBirds group on groups.io earlier this year:

https://groups.io/g/lacobirds/ [1]

Will need an admin of the Yahoo Group to transfer any users/messages
to
it though.

--
Christopher Taylor
Marina del Rey, CA
https://kiwifoto.com [2]

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Scheel <scheel314...> [LACoBirds]
[mailto:<LACoBirds-noreply...>]
To <lathrotriccus...>
Sent: Wednesday, Aug 08, 2018 at 08:24 AM (PDT)
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Issues with posting/receiving messages via
LACoBirds [11K]
Message-Id:

Hi Dan, all

Several other listservs have switched to groups.io which offers easy
transfer from yahoo groups.

Mark

On Wed, Aug 8, 2018, 08:20 <lathrotriccus...> [LACoBirds] <
<LACoBirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Hi all,
>
>
> As most of you know, Yahoo Groups is an antiquated, 1990s-style
website
> that is not being improved upon by Yahoo. As such, it doesn't work
well. A
> few years ago I was asked to help moderate it, which basically
means seeing
> that folks follow list rules, approving messages from the brand new
people
> (and maybe 2-3 chronically "disruptive" users) on moderated status,
and
> deleting spam messages. However, I don't own the group, nor do I
have a
> stake in its future. Fellow birder Steve Sosensky receives emails
sent to
> the "list owner" but honestly I don't know what being a list owner
means in
> terms of functionality of the site - probably very little. And I
don't want
> to speak for him! Personally I rarely use LACoBirds for anything,
and
> while it has a great archive of information, I find many other ways
of
> communication about birds/birding more efficient.
>
>
> Many of you have complained about the non-functionality of
LACoBirds. Your
> messages are delayed when you try to post, you can't log on, the
Yahoo
> website doesn't load, it doesn't recognize your email, you can't
post from
> your phone, others' messages to the group are delayed so you miss
hearing
> about birds...all this is true! You are not imagining it or being
singled
> out, and I have had all these same issues myself. And I - as
moderator or
> otherwise - have no control over it. Yahoo is trying to get you to
quit,
> (and Google is trying to get you to join) believe me.
>
>
> I would encourage people to either a) use the Facebook LA RBA,
Twitter, or
> some other 21st-century medium to communicate sightings/updates; or
b)
> launch a new group, maybe a Google Group.
>
>
> Hope this clears things up, sorry if it doesn't.
>
>
> Dan Cooper
>
> Moderator, LACoBirds
>
>


Links:
------
[1] https://groups.io/g/lacobirds/
[2] https://kiwifoto.com
[3]
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/LACoBirds/conversations/messages/20279;_ylc=X3oDMTJxdXBla3UwBF9TAzk3MzU5NzE0BGdycElkAzI1NzI5MDcEZ3Jwc3BJZAMxNzA1MDY1Nzg3BG1zZ0lkAzIwMjc5BHNlYwNmdHIEc2xrA3JwbHkEc3RpbWUDMTUzMzc0MjM2Mw--?act=reply&amp;messageNum=20279
[4]
mailto:<calbird...>?subject=Re%3A%20Issues%20with%20posting%2Freceiving%20messages%20via%20LACoBirds
[5]
mailto:<LACoBirds...>?subject=Re%3A%20Issues%20with%20posting%2Freceiving%20messages%20via%20LACoBirds
[6]
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/LACoBirds/conversations/newtopic;_ylc=X3oDMTJldmZoMWszBF9TAzk3MzU5NzE0BGdycElkAzI1NzI5MDcEZ3Jwc3BJZAMxNzA1MDY1Nzg3BHNlYwNmdHIEc2xrA250cGMEc3RpbWUDMTUzMzc0MjM2Mw--
[7]
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/LACoBirds/conversations/topics/20276;_ylc=X3oDMTM2a3I5Y283BF9TAzk3MzU5NzE0BGdycElkAzI1NzI5MDcEZ3Jwc3BJZAMxNzA1MDY1Nzg3BG1zZ0lkAzIwMjc5BHNlYwNmdHIEc2xrA3Z0cGMEc3RpbWUDMTUzMzc0MjM2MwR0cGNJZAMyMDI3Ng--
[8] https://yho.com/1wwmgg
[9] http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LACoBirds
[10] http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LACoBirds
[11]
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/LACoBirds/info;_ylc=X3oDMTJlbWZyaTVlBF9TAzk3MzU5NzE0BGdycElkAzI1NzI5MDcEZ3Jwc3BJZAMxNzA1MDY1Nzg3BHNlYwN2dGwEc2xrA3ZnaHAEc3RpbWUDMTUzMzc0MjM2Mw--
[12]
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/LACoBirds/members/all;_ylc=X3oDMTJmNGVicmlhBF9TAzk3MzU5NzE0BGdycElkAzI1NzI5MDcEZ3Jwc3BJZAMxNzA1MDY1Nzg3BHNlYwN2dGwEc2xrA3ZtYnJzBHN0aW1lAzE1MzM3NDIzNjM-
[13]
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo;_ylc=X3oDMTJkY2lxNTNkBF9TAzk3MzU5NzE0BGdycElkAzI1NzI5MDcEZ3Jwc3BJZAMxNzA1MDY1Nzg3BHNlYwNmdHIEc2xrA2dmcARzdGltZQMxNTMzNzQyMzYz
[14] https://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/groups/details.html
[15] mailto:<LACoBirds-unsubscribe...>?subject=Unsubscribe
[16] https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/


 

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Date: 8/8/18 4:26 pm
From: Christopher Taylor <calbird...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Re: Issues with posting/receiving messages via LACoBirds
I setup an LACoBirds group on groups.io earlier this year:

https://groups.io/g/lacobirds/

Will need an admin of the Yahoo Group to transfer any users/messages to
it though.

--
Christopher Taylor
Marina del Rey, CA
https://kiwifoto.com



-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Scheel <scheel314...> [LACoBirds] [mailto:<LACoBirds-noreply...>]
To <lathrotriccus...>
Sent: Wednesday, Aug 08, 2018 at 08:24 AM (PDT)
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Issues with posting/receiving messages via LACoBirds [11K]
Message-Id: <CAFfEL7ehG7wJ2A-wSKgXsK4omAJFE8En1CHjWeOUvwZ72y_KzQ...>

Hi Dan, all

Several other listservs have switched to groups.io which offers easy
transfer from yahoo groups.

Mark



On Wed, Aug 8, 2018, 08:20 <lathrotriccus...> [LACoBirds] <
<LACoBirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Hi all,
>
>
> As most of you know, Yahoo Groups is an antiquated, 1990s-style website
> that is not being improved upon by Yahoo. As such, it doesn't work well. A
> few years ago I was asked to help moderate it, which basically means seeing
> that folks follow list rules, approving messages from the brand new people
> (and maybe 2-3 chronically "disruptive" users) on moderated status, and
> deleting spam messages. However, I don't own the group, nor do I have a
> stake in its future. Fellow birder Steve Sosensky receives emails sent to
> the "list owner" but honestly I don't know what being a list owner means in
> terms of functionality of the site - probably very little. And I don't want
> to speak for him! Personally I rarely use LACoBirds for anything, and
> while it has a great archive of information, I find many other ways of
> communication about birds/birding more efficient.
>
>
> Many of you have complained about the non-functionality of LACoBirds. Your
> messages are delayed when you try to post, you can't log on, the Yahoo
> website doesn't load, it doesn't recognize your email, you can't post from
> your phone, others' messages to the group are delayed so you miss hearing
> about birds...all this is true! You are not imagining it or being singled
> out, and I have had all these same issues myself. And I - as moderator or
> otherwise - have no control over it. Yahoo is trying to get you to quit,
> (and Google is trying to get you to join) believe me.
>
>
> I would encourage people to either a) use the Facebook LA RBA, Twitter, or
> some other 21st-century medium to communicate sightings/updates; or b)
> launch a new group, maybe a Google Group.
>
>
> Hope this clears things up, sorry if it doesn't.
>
>
> Dan Cooper
>
> Moderator, LACoBirds
>
>


------------------------------------
Posted by: Christopher Taylor <calbird...>
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Date: 8/8/18 3:13 pm
From: Christopher Taylor <calbird...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Re: Issues with posting/receiving messages via LACoBirds
Dan and I are currently working on the migration over. All subscribers,
messages and media will be exported into Groups.io so no action will be
required on your part.

We'll update everyone when the process is complete, at which point
future messages to lacobirds should be sent to the Groups.io e-mail
address.

--
Christopher Taylor
Marina del Rey, CA
https://kiwifoto.com



-----Original Message-----
From: Thomas Miko [mailto:<thomas_miko...>]
To Mark Scheel <scheel314...> [LACoBirds]
Sent: Wednesday, Aug 08, 2018 at 10:07 AM (PDT)
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Re: Issues with posting/receiving messages via LACoBirds [24K]
Message-Id: <BY2PR14MB0696812E72265F3E2F8C078B9C260...>

Chris,
Can we individually ask you to add us to this new LA County bird email list, or is there a way I can do that by going to the site (I haven't tried it yet, and didn't need to for the other email lists e.g. Orange County Birds, because those list owners and administrators did the heavy lifting for us).
Tom
PS: I am going to BCc as many people as I can think of (who are subscribed to this LACoBirds list) because I still don't know if *anybody* received the email that I wrote to this list yesterday at noon, while standing in line at Porto's, about Chris Dean finding that Nazca Booby at Leo Carrillo State Beach. I never received my own email back from LACoBirds and never received Chris's email about the Booby. Her first email about the Craveri's arrived at night. What I did yesterday when writing the Nazca Booby email was I Cc'd as many people as I could think of, assuming they would forward my email to others.

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

________________________________
From: <LACoBirds...> <LACoBirds...> on behalf of Christopher Taylor <calbird...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 8, 2018 8:32:39 AM
To: Mark Scheel <scheel314...> [LACoBirds]
Cc: <lathrotriccus...>; <LACoBirds...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Re: Issues with posting/receiving messages via LACoBirds



I setup an LACoBirds group on groups.io earlier this year:

https://groups.io/g/lacobirds/

Will need an admin of the Yahoo Group to transfer any users/messages to
it though.

--
Christopher Taylor
Marina del Rey, CA
https://kiwifoto.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Scheel <scheel314...> [LACoBirds] [mailto:<LACoBirds-noreply...>]
To <lathrotriccus...>
Sent: Wednesday, Aug 08, 2018 at 08:24 AM (PDT)
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Issues with posting/receiving messages via LACoBirds [11K]
Message-Id: <CAFfEL7ehG7wJ2A-wSKgXsK4omAJFE8En1CHjWeOUvwZ72y_KzQ...>

Hi Dan, all

Several other listservs have switched to groups.io which offers easy
transfer from yahoo groups.

Mark

On Wed, Aug 8, 2018, 08:20 <lathrotriccus...> [LACoBirds] <
<LACoBirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Hi all,
>
>
> As most of you know, Yahoo Groups is an antiquated, 1990s-style website
> that is not being improved upon by Yahoo. As such, it doesn't work well. A
> few years ago I was asked to help moderate it, which basically means seeing
> that folks follow list rules, approving messages from the brand new people
> (and maybe 2-3 chronically "disruptive" users) on moderated status, and
> deleting spam messages. However, I don't own the group, nor do I have a
> stake in its future. Fellow birder Steve Sosensky receives emails sent to
> the "list owner" but honestly I don't know what being a list owner means in
> terms of functionality of the site - probably very little. And I don't want
> to speak for him! Personally I rarely use LACoBirds for anything, and
> while it has a great archive of information, I find many other ways of
> communication about birds/birding more efficient.
>
>
> Many of you have complained about the non-functionality of LACoBirds. Your
> messages are delayed when you try to post, you can't log on, the Yahoo
> website doesn't load, it doesn't recognize your email, you can't post from
> your phone, others' messages to the group are delayed so you miss hearing
> about birds...all this is true! You are not imagining it or being singled
> out, and I have had all these same issues myself. And I - as moderator or
> otherwise - have no control over it. Yahoo is trying to get you to quit,
> (and Google is trying to get you to join) believe me.
>
>
> I would encourage people to either a) use the Facebook LA RBA, Twitter, or
> some other 21st-century medium to communicate sightings/updates; or b)
> launch a new group, maybe a Google Group.
>
>
> Hope this clears things up, sorry if it doesn't.
>
>
> Dan Cooper
>
> Moderator, LACoBirds
>
>




------------------------------------
Posted by: Christopher Taylor <calbird...>
------------------------------------

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Date: 8/8/18 11:38 am
From: Steve Sosensky <mobile...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Issues with posting/receiving messages via LACoBirds
Hi Mark, Dan, and LACoBirders.

Since LACoBirds and CalBirds are large lists, I've been waiting to see that there aren't the same issues with groups.io. Since it seems very stable, I'll start the migration this weekend.

⁣Good birding,
Steve Sosensky
818-522-5261
<mobile...> ​

On Aug 8, 2018, 8:26 AM, at 8:26 AM, "Mark Scheel <scheel314...> [LACoBirds]" <lacobirds-noreply...> wrote:
>Hi Dan, all
>
>Several other listservs have switched to groups.io which offers easy
>transfer from yahoo groups.
>
>Mark
>
>
>
>On Wed, Aug 8, 2018, 08:20 <lathrotriccus...> [LACoBirds] <
><LACoBirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> Hi all,
>>
>>
>> As most of you know, Yahoo Groups is an antiquated, 1990s-style
>website
>> that is not being improved upon by Yahoo. As such, it doesn't work
>well. A
>> few years ago I was asked to help moderate it, which basically means
>seeing
>> that folks follow list rules, approving messages from the brand new
>people
>> (and maybe 2-3 chronically "disruptive" users) on moderated status,
>and
>> deleting spam messages. However, I don't own the group, nor do I have
>a
>> stake in its future. Fellow birder Steve Sosensky receives emails
>sent to
>> the "list owner" but honestly I don't know what being a list owner
>means in
>> terms of functionality of the site - probably very little. And I
>don't want
>> to speak for him! Personally I rarely use LACoBirds for anything,
>and
>> while it has a great archive of information, I find many other ways
>of
>> communication about birds/birding more efficient.
>>
>>
>> Many of you have complained about the non-functionality of LACoBirds.
>Your
>> messages are delayed when you try to post, you can't log on, the
>Yahoo
>> website doesn't load, it doesn't recognize your email, you can't post
>from
>> your phone, others' messages to the group are delayed so you miss
>hearing
>> about birds...all this is true! You are not imagining it or being
>singled
>> out, and I have had all these same issues myself. And I - as
>moderator or
>> otherwise - have no control over it. Yahoo is trying to get you to
>quit,
>> (and Google is trying to get you to join) believe me.
>>
>>
>> I would encourage people to either a) use the Facebook LA RBA,
>Twitter, or
>> some other 21st-century medium to communicate sightings/updates; or
>b)
>> launch a new group, maybe a Google Group.
>>
>>
>> Hope this clears things up, sorry if it doesn't.
>>
>>
>> Dan Cooper
>>
>> Moderator, LACoBirds
>>
>>

 

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Date: 8/8/18 11:03 am
From: Kimball Garrett <kgarrett...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Illegal Nazca captured, caged by ICE
Birders,

[Given Yahoo Groups issues, I don't expect most people will see this for hours or days, if ever...]

Becky Turley's eBird list from Leo Carrillo at 5:00 to 5:30 pm yesterday (7 August) indicates that the Nazca Booby (which strayed without documentation into the U. S. from Ecuador, Colombia, Mexico or....?) was captured and taken to a rehab facility around 5:30 by a Marine Mammal Rescue team (yes, I know a booby is not a marine mammal - just passing along the information). So the bird is no longer available for viewing at Leo Carrillo. This news would have been useful last night, but again Yahoo groups just hasn't been working.

Kimball

Kimball L. Garrett
Ornithology Collections Manager
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA
(213) 763-3368
<kgarrett...>
http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/ornithology


 

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Date: 8/8/18 10:50 am
From: <lathrotriccus...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Issues with posting/receiving messages via LACoBirds
Hi all,


As most of you know, Yahoo Groups is an antiquated, 1990s-style website that is not being improved upon by Yahoo. As such, it doesn't work well. A few years ago I was asked to help moderate it, which basically means seeing that folks follow list rules, approving messages from the brand new people (and maybe 2-3 chronically "disruptive" users) on moderated status, and deleting spam messages. However, I don't own the group, nor do I have a stake in its future. Fellow birder Steve Sosensky receives emails sent to the "list owner" but honestly I don't know what being a list owner means in terms of functionality of the site - probably very little. And I don't want to speak for him! Personally I rarely use LACoBirds for anything, and while it has a great archive of information, I find many other ways of communication about birds/birding more efficient.


Many of you have complained about the non-functionality of LACoBirds. Your messages are delayed when you try to post, you can't log on, the Yahoo website doesn't load, it doesn't recognize your email, you can't post from your phone, others' messages to the group are delayed so you miss hearing about birds...all this is true! You are not imagining it or being singled out, and I have had all these same issues myself. And I - as moderator or otherwise - have no control over it. Yahoo is trying to get you to quit, (and Google is trying to get you to join) believe me.


I would encourage people to either a) use the Facebook LA RBA, Twitter, or some other 21st-century medium to communicate sightings/updates; or b) launch a new group, maybe a Google Group.


Hope this clears things up, sorry if it doesn't.


Dan Cooper
Moderator, LACoBirds
 

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Date: 8/8/18 10:33 am
From: Michael Zarky <mzarky...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Issues with posting/receiving messages via LACoBirds
Mark Scheel wrote:

Hi Dan, all

Several other listservs have switched to <http://groups.io/>groups.io
which offers easy transfer from yahoo groups.

Mark

Dan et al --

For instance, both SB and OC did this; one might get details on the
procedure to transfer everybody en mass from the administrators who
carried this out so smoothly.
Jamie Chavez posts about the move of SBCOBIRDING here
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/sbcobirding/conversations/messages/26940
and then when it happened
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/sbcobirding/conversations/messages/26974


Ryan Winkleman oversaw the transfer of OrangeCountyBirding
https://groups.io/g/OrangeCountyBirding/topic/welcome_to_the_new/15691642?p=,,,20,0,0,0::recentpostdate%2Fsticky,,,20,2,0,15691642

so our administrators could enquire from them about how to move all of us over.

Thanks, administrators, for your work!

Michael




Michael Zarky
10963 Citrus Drive
Moorpark, CA 93021 USA
 

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Date: 8/8/18 8:32 am
From: Christopher Taylor <calbird...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Re: Issues with posting/receiving messages via LACoBirds
I setup an LACoBirds group on groups.io earlier this year:

https://groups.io/g/lacobirds/

Will need an admin of the Yahoo Group to transfer any users/messages to
it though.

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Christopher Taylor
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Sent: Wednesday, Aug 08, 2018 at 08:24 AM (PDT)
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Issues with posting/receiving messages via LACoBirds [11K]
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Hi Dan, all

Several other listservs have switched to groups.io which offers easy
transfer from yahoo groups.

Mark



On Wed, Aug 8, 2018, 08:20 <lathrotriccus...> [LACoBirds] <
<LACoBirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Hi all,
>
>
> As most of you know, Yahoo Groups is an antiquated, 1990s-style website
> that is not being improved upon by Yahoo. As such, it doesn't work well. A
> few years ago I was asked to help moderate it, which basically means seeing
> that folks follow list rules, approving messages from the brand new people
> (and maybe 2-3 chronically "disruptive" users) on moderated status, and
> deleting spam messages. However, I don't own the group, nor do I have a
> stake in its future. Fellow birder Steve Sosensky receives emails sent to
> the "list owner" but honestly I don't know what being a list owner means in
> terms of functionality of the site - probably very little. And I don't want
> to speak for him! Personally I rarely use LACoBirds for anything, and
> while it has a great archive of information, I find many other ways of
> communication about birds/birding more efficient.
>
>
> Many of you have complained about the non-functionality of LACoBirds. Your
> messages are delayed when you try to post, you can't log on, the Yahoo
> website doesn't load, it doesn't recognize your email, you can't post from
> your phone, others' messages to the group are delayed so you miss hearing
> about birds...all this is true! You are not imagining it or being singled
> out, and I have had all these same issues myself. And I - as moderator or
> otherwise - have no control over it. Yahoo is trying to get you to quit,
> (and Google is trying to get you to join) believe me.
>
>
> I would encourage people to either a) use the Facebook LA RBA, Twitter, or
> some other 21st-century medium to communicate sightings/updates; or b)
> launch a new group, maybe a Google Group.
>
>
> Hope this clears things up, sorry if it doesn't.
>
>
> Dan Cooper
>
> Moderator, LACoBirds
>
>


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Date: 8/8/18 8:26 am
From: Mark Scheel <scheel314...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Issues with posting/receiving messages via LACoBirds
Hi Dan, all

Several other listservs have switched to groups.io which offers easy
transfer from yahoo groups.

Mark



On Wed, Aug 8, 2018, 08:20 <lathrotriccus...> [LACoBirds] <
<LACoBirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Hi all,
>
>
> As most of you know, Yahoo Groups is an antiquated, 1990s-style website
> that is not being improved upon by Yahoo. As such, it doesn't work well. A
> few years ago I was asked to help moderate it, which basically means seeing
> that folks follow list rules, approving messages from the brand new people
> (and maybe 2-3 chronically "disruptive" users) on moderated status, and
> deleting spam messages. However, I don't own the group, nor do I have a
> stake in its future. Fellow birder Steve Sosensky receives emails sent to
> the "list owner" but honestly I don't know what being a list owner means in
> terms of functionality of the site - probably very little. And I don't want
> to speak for him! Personally I rarely use LACoBirds for anything, and
> while it has a great archive of information, I find many other ways of
> communication about birds/birding more efficient.
>
>
> Many of you have complained about the non-functionality of LACoBirds. Your
> messages are delayed when you try to post, you can't log on, the Yahoo
> website doesn't load, it doesn't recognize your email, you can't post from
> your phone, others' messages to the group are delayed so you miss hearing
> about birds...all this is true! You are not imagining it or being singled
> out, and I have had all these same issues myself. And I - as moderator or
> otherwise - have no control over it. Yahoo is trying to get you to quit,
> (and Google is trying to get you to join) believe me.
>
>
> I would encourage people to either a) use the Facebook LA RBA, Twitter, or
> some other 21st-century medium to communicate sightings/updates; or b)
> launch a new group, maybe a Google Group.
>
>
> Hope this clears things up, sorry if it doesn't.
>
>
> Dan Cooper
>
> Moderator, LACoBirds
>
>

 

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Date: 8/7/18 9:49 pm
From: Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Nazca Booby at Leo Carrillo State Beach
Found by Chris Dean. She says she posted to LA County Birds and CalBirds but it hasn't shown up on my cell phone.

Thomas Geza Miko
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Claremont, CA 91711
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Date: 8/7/18 9:25 pm
From: Chris Dean <chrisanndean...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Nazca
Hi,

The Nazca Booby is at Leo Carrillo. Way Sw of lifeguard 3 on beach.

Chris Dean Silver Lake

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Date: 8/7/18 10:37 am
From: Chris Dean <chrisanndean...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Craveri's Murrelet
Hi,

There is a Craveri's Murrelet at Leo Carrillo State Beach. Seen from Lifeguard Station 3, sea-watching with a scope. Presumably, this is the same bird found by Dessi yesterday at County Line Beach (Ventura). The bird is actively diving. 10:35am, Aug 7.

Chris Dean
Silver Lake

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Date: 8/6/18 11:15 am
From: Kimball Garrett <kgarrett...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [LACoBirds] Early Sharp-shinned Hawks
Birders,

Many thanks to Dan for pointing out these recurring issues, to which I would add the frequent misidentification of juvenile Song Sparrows as Lincoln’s Sparrows in the L. A County lowlands from June through August. I would reiterate that we are not categorically saying all such reports (summer Sharp-shinned Hawks, Merlins, Lincoln’s Sparrows, winter Rufous Hummingbirds, etc.) are incorrect…though most surely are…..but that they are so counter to a robust database on status and distribution data that such reports would need airtight documentation in the form of excellent photos showing diagnostic characters (or salvaged specimens if such a case arose). The challenge is on!

Kimball

Kimball L. Garrett
Ornithology Collections Manager
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA
(213) 763-3368
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From: <LACoBirds...> [mailto:<LACoBirds...>] On Behalf Of <lathrotriccus...> [LACoBirds]
Sent: Saturday, August 04, 2018 3:29 PM
To: <LACoBirds...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Early Sharp-shinned Hawks

I've been noticing several ebird reports of Sharp-shinned Hawks from L.A. Co., so I'm sure there have been even more observations out there not submitted. I had a bird yesterday here near Agoura Hills that looked for all the world like a Sharp-shinned as it flew overhead, but then it perched, and suddenly it looked ok for male Cooper's. This is one of the hardest identifications of North American birds, in my opinion.

I can't remember ever hearing of a confirmed Sharp-shinned in the lowlands (<7000') of L.A. Co. in June, July or August (and ebird shows none), so I guess in the spirit of the Rufous Hummingbird challenge, maybe until someone can come up with an identifiable photo, I'd assume these are all (male?) Cooper's Hawks.

The smattering of summer Merlin reports are also interesting. In that case, the species is expanding its breeding range south (and into cities) in other parts of North America, so let's see if anyone can pull off a photo of one of those before the month's end too (I'm not betting on it). Species seasonal status can change a bit over time (Dark-eyed Juncos?) but in this case, without any actual evidence supporting these claims, I have to think it's observer error, at least for now.

Dan Cooper
 

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Date: 8/6/18 10:15 am
From: Kimball Garrett <kgarrett...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] RE: [venturacobirding] Nazca Booby at Ventura County line beach
Birders,

Dave Pereksta's post about this bird on Calbirds at 9:56 a.m. says: Nazca is on the beach across from the Neptune's Net restaurant. It was preening when I got here and apparently ate a fish just before that, but it is now laying down. Not sure if it is healthy. We are keeping people and dogs away, but may want to get here soon.

Dave Pereksta Ventura

Not that birders necessarily care what county a bird is in, but in this case I wanted to point out that the beach at Neptune's Net is 1.10 to 0.85 miles west of the Los Angeles/Ventura County line (depending on which end of the beach the bird is occupying). So L. A. County enthusiasts will need to see the bird flying a fair distance east to record it in the county.

Kimball

Kimball L. Garrett
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Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA
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Date: 8/6/18 9:49 am
From: Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Fwd: [venturacobirding] Nazca Booby at Ventura County line beach
FYI
________________________________
From: T.G. Miko <tgmiko...>
Sent: Monday, August 6, 2018 9:48:52 AM
To: Me Tom Miko
Subject: Fwd: [venturacobirding] Nazca Booby at Ventura County line beach


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From: David Pereksta <pereksta...><mailto:<pereksta...> [venturacobirding] <venturacobirding-noreply...><mailto:<venturacobirding-noreply...>>
Date: Mon, Aug 6, 2018, 8:51 AM
Subject: [venturacobirding] Nazca Booby at Ventura County line beach
To: Yahoo! Inc. <venturacobirding...><mailto:<venturacobirding...>>, Yahoo! Inc. <calbirds...><mailto:<calbirds...>>




Davis Garner just emailed me to report a Nazca Booby sitting on the beach at county line beach along PCH. This is near the Ventura/LA County line. I dont have specific directions but I will forward them along when I get them. I have seen photos...it is legit.

Dave Pereksta
Ventura

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Date: 8/6/18 9:10 am
From: <lathrotriccus...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Early Sharp-shinned Hawks
I've been noticing several ebird reports of Sharp-shinned Hawks from L.A. Co., so I'm sure there have been even more observations out there not submitted. I had a bird yesterday here near Agoura Hills that looked for all the world like a Sharp-shinned as it flew overhead, but then it perched, and suddenly it looked ok for male Cooper's. This is one of the hardest identifications of North American birds, in my opinion.


I can't remember ever hearing of a confirmed Sharp-shinned in the lowlands (<7000') of L.A. Co. in June, July or August (and ebird shows none), so I guess in the spirit of the Rufous Hummingbird challenge, maybe until someone can come up with an identifiable photo, I'd assume these are all (male?) Cooper's Hawks.


The smattering of summer Merlin reports are also interesting. In that case, the species is expanding its breeding range south (and into cities) in other parts of North America, so let's see if anyone can pull off a photo of one of those before the month's end too (I'm not betting on it). Species seasonal status can change a bit over time (Dark-eyed Juncos?) but in this case, without any actual evidence supporting these claims, I have to think it's observer error, at least for now.


Dan Cooper
Ventura Co.
 

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Date: 8/5/18 2:36 pm
From: <busyday...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Mark's Semipalmated Sandpiper
Birders,

Sun 5 Aug

Early this morning I birded the L.A.River in Bell/Cudahy and had a juvenile SESA midway between Clara St and Florence Ave (about opposite the dead-end of Live Oak St), no doubt the individual reported by Mark Scheel. The bird was foraging on the east half of the channel; I photographed it from the old abandoned bike path along the east side.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/28934046587
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/43821809482
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/28933949747

Richard Barth
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Date: 8/5/18 8:12 am
From: Mark Scheel <scheel314...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Semipalmated sandpiper, LAR@live oak
Hi,

We have a juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper on the LA river Aug 5 745am,
where the ramp goes up to the river at Live Oak. This is between Clara and
Florence on the west side of the river. Park on Live Oak. We thought we had
one yesterday at the same location but didn't have the best look; today the
peeps were much closer and stayed put for photos.

Mark and Janet Scheel
Pasadena

 

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Date: 8/4/18 4:42 pm
From: Andrew Birch <andyrbirch...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Semipalmated Sandpipers, Rio Hondo River
Sorry for the auto correct, I meant Mark Scheel

> On Aug 4, 2018, at 4:19 PM, Andrew Birch <andyrbirch...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Found earlier by Darren Dowell, the 2 juv Semipalmated Sandpipers are showing well north of Rush St. One bird is very cooperative with some Westerns in the concrete channel and the other bird was pointed out to me by Mark Schreck in the grassy weedy area with some Least
> Sands. Also, Wilson's Phalarope here.
>
> Best, Andy Birch
> Los Feliz
>

 

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Date: 8/4/18 4:19 pm
From: Andrew Birch <andyrbirch...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Semipalmated Sandpipers, Rio Hondo River
Found earlier by Darren Dowell, the 2 juv Semipalmated Sandpipers are showing well north of Rush St. One bird is very cooperative with some Westerns in the concrete channel and the other bird was pointed out to me by Mark Schreck in the grassy weedy area with some Least
Sands. Also, Wilson's Phalarope here.

Best, Andy Birch
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Date: 8/4/18 3:19 pm
From: <birdsatfnt...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Spotted Dove in LA
Information needed about Spotted Dove in the Los Angeles area. Hi all, Wes Biggs & David Goodwin in Florida. We'll be in your area on August.18th. & would like to see a Spotted Dove without going over to Avalon. Are there any still to be found on the mainland? A good spot for the Munia would also be helpful. We'll be doing a pelagic out of San Diego the following day & a Debi trip out of Monterey on the 24th. Any help would be greatly appreciated! <birdsatfnt...>
 

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Date: 8/3/18 1:45 pm
From: Jon Fisher <JonF60...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Los Angeles RBA- 3 August 2018
- RBA

* California

* Los Angeles RBA

* August 3, 2018

* CALA1808.03





-Birds mentioned



Solitary Sandpiper

Reddish Egret

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

GRACE'S WARBLER

Rose-breasted Grosbeak





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

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Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted





-Transcript



This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for August 3.



A SOLITARY SANDPIPER was on San Clemente Island from July 27-30.



A REDDISH EGRET flew over the Ballona Creek mouth and stopped briefly on July 28.



YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS included a juvenile along Ballona Creek (adjacent to the Ballona salt pan) on July 30 and an adult at the nearby Ballona Freshwater Marsh on August 1 (along the Lincoln arm of the marsh).



The GRACE'S WARBLER at Chilao Flat in the San Gabriel Mountains was reported through July 28. Google Earth coordinates for the specific location are 34 19 40.88 N 118 00 31.00 W. The bird has been in tall pines along the road past the Visitor's Center and just beyond the picnic area loop "exit" where it intersects the main Chilao road again.



A male ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was in Topanga on July 30.





- end transcript



Jon L Fisher

Glendale, CA

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Date: 8/1/18 7:55 pm
From: Don Sterba <donsterba...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Adult Yellow-cr. Night-Heron at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh
At around 8 AM an adult YCNH was a bit south of the mid-Lincoln Blvd water
inlet surrounded by a chain link fence. It was quite tame and not bothered
by me or Vector Control (for mosquitoes) in a small boat. This may be the
same bird seen previously along Ballona Creek.
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47590486

Don Sterba
Culver City

 

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Date: 8/1/18 4:30 pm
From: <wildbirdbob...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Richard Crossley to Speak at Madrona Marsh, Aug 22-Please read for details
Hi all. It's been years since I've been on LA County Birds. The following is an email that I recently sent to Audubon Chapters and many individuals about Richard Crossley speaking at Madrona Marsh. This is a rare opportunity to meet Richard, hear him speak, and to get your books (purchased and ) signed if you already have copies.


Please spread this information far and wide in the birding and nature community. Everyone is welcome.

On 8/22, Wild Birds Unlimited in Redondo Beach (formerly in Torrance) is hosting a talk by Richard Crossley, author of the Crossley Field Guides. The talk, titled "There and Back" (see below) will be presented at the Madrona Marsh Nature Preserve.


Limited seating (120)


Reservations and contact information required (in case we have to change venue due to demand)


$5 entry fee (to be split between the Friends of Madrona Marsh and South Bay Wildlife Rehab). The $5 will be collected at the venue entrance.



Richard is traveling through the west gathering materials for his western guide and has been gracious enough to take time out of his schedule to do this presentation. Following the talk, his four guides will be available for purchase ( (Waterfowl, Eastern Guide, Raptors, Shorebirds) , and he will sign as many as time permits. Attendees who have copies of his books may bring them to be signed. Visa, M/C and Discover, cash or check (no AMEX cards). Please let us know which of his books you wish to purchase by Aug 14 to help guide our ordering.


6:30 pm Social Hour with light refreshments, hosted by WBU and the Friends of Madrona Marsh


7:30 pm Talk (see attached)


8:30 pm Book sales and signing


Contact WBU at 310-543-2473 or <wbutorrance...> mailto:<wbutorrance...> for reservations. If we stay at Madrona, we are limited to 120. If demand is higher, we will attempt to move to a nearby alternative.


Let's give Richard a great reception.



RSVP no later than Aug 19.


Thanks--
Bob Shanman




(Taken from material Richard provided to me)
THERE AND BACK
While working on The Crossley ID Guide: Waterfowl, Richard decided he needed to drive to the Arctic Ocean, northern Alaska – from his home in Cape May, NJ. Told in a thick Yorkshire accent, with a sense of humor, and a disdain for PC, Richard will talk about his 16,000 mile adventure. Living out of his truck, Richard chats about the incredible places he travelled and the inspiring people he met who changed his thoughts.







 

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Date: 8/1/18 9:31 am
From: <chorizanth...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Possible little blue heron

Possible little blue heron sighted on 7/31/18 about 11:00 am on the south channel at Ballona Creek around 200 yds upchannel from the Pacific St. bridge.


Snowy egret-like bird but with feet and legs of an even dull green color (not yellow-green, if anything a little on the blue side), no yellow observed on face, bicolored bill but this does not rule out immature snowy.


Viewed at about 100 yds (10x). Not a good enough sighting to justify rushing out to find it, but if you're in the area anyway worth keeping an eye out for.



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Date: 7/28/18 9:36 am
From: Mark Scheel <scheel314...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Reddish egret, ballona creek
Hi,

Just had a Reddish Egret at Ballona Creek, 925am Jul 28. It flew over the
creek toward the ocean, landed in the salt pan where it stayed only for a
few minutes, then flew south over Culver Ave and out of sight.

Not sure if it is still in the area.

Mark Scheel
Ron Cyger

Pasadena/Monrovia

 

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Date: 7/27/18 4:01 pm
From: Jon Fisher <JonF60...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Los Angeles RBA- 27 July 2018
- RBA

* California

* Los Angeles RBA

* July 27, 2018

* CALA1807.27





-Birds mentioned



FULVOUS WHISTLING-DUCK

Semipalmated Sandpiper

NAZCA BOOBY

Vermilion Flycatcher

GRACE'S 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, Ventura County as warranted





-Transcript



This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for July 27.



The FULVOUS WHISTLING-DUCK at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh in Playa del Rey was last present on July 20



A SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER was at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required) on July 22.



A NAZCA BOOBY was seen on a whale watching boat trip south of Long Beach on July 19.



Three VERMILION FLYCATCHERS were at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora through July 23.



The GRACE'S WARBLER at Chilao Flat in the San Gabriel Mountains was reported through July 23. Google Earth coordinates for the specific location are 34 19 40.88 N 118 00 31.00 W. The bird has been in tall pines along the road past the Visitor's Center and just beyond the picnic area loop "exit" where it intersects the main Chilao road again.



A SUMMER TANAGER was heard at the southwest corner of Oak Park Cemetery in Claremont on July 22.





- end transcript



Jon L Fisher

Glendale, CA

<JonF60...>





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Date: 7/25/18 6:54 pm
From: Chris Dean <chrisanndean...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Semipalmated Sandpiper at Piute
Hi,

There is a Semipalmated Sandpiper at Piute Ponds in far east Ducks Unlimited.

Happy Hot Birding!
Chris Dean
Silver Lake

Sent from my iPhone


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Date: 7/23/18 10:38 am
From: Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Fwd: CHWP Closed - July 24-27, 2018
The Black Swifts will be leaving between August 10 and 15, so the window of opportunity to see them is closing. I have not been seeing about in the lower parts of the park, or above the parking lot. I have only been seeing them up around the bench at 6: 45 p. m. and later. You absolutely need 10 x binoculars if you want to go look for them. Often times the whole flock is across the canyon east and south of the bench, and you cannot even see the flock with your bare eyes. Occasionally the entire flock floats over the bench for less than 2 minutes, then floats back off into the distance again.
Tom sweating behind the Orange Curtain

Thomas Geza Miko
653 S. Indian Hill Blvd.,#C
Claremont, CA 91711
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From: City of Claremont <parks...>
Sent: Monday, July 23, 2018 9:40:24 AM
To: <thomas_miko...>
Subject: CHWP Closed - July 24-27, 2018

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CHWP CLOSED DUE TO EXCESSIVE HEAT







The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Los Angeles County. The Claremont Hills Wilderness Park (CHWP) will be closed on Tuesday, July 24 through Friday, July 27, 2018. The CHWP will reopen on Saturday, July 28, 2018.

The National Weather Service may further extend the warning if critical weather conditions continue. Please plan accordingly. Updates will be posted on the City Website at www.ci.claremont.ca.us<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001YzHXrP8rGVv_WuPjL5l3NzdvOEuDnU_ds37z2NajIajTGRhnzcedHMWD3NIJf46fIqGdM1IlQP6DejVW6fYGacUakibDza5wuygopOE-zULZxZKTF3XdWXy2CBwAD6YDylrwyuWUubmTr_s8x6QKUA==&c=jyhCTgXCLMZXHh3C8fvdord_Zlr8Y9hkXM0zTJ_NrHPNd8M4WT8eHg==&ch=8Q8Jr9wAK2fU_nJyZyshh0g26tzLFSreGdzZr83Xk8eWC84z_0uh4A==> or the National Weather Service at http://www.weather.gov/<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001YzHXrP8rGVv_WuPjL5l3NzdvOEuDnU_ds37z2NajIajTGRhnzcedHMWD3NIJf46fsQA_Su5f0BoRv7Ew3Ni5m_aAbop_8T7L35k1j6vm-bxc5vQvDaQlEjr6VQjPvhfgJlL0AV3lWYbd2zAkZ8bAhw==&c=jyhCTgXCLMZXHh3C8fvdord_Zlr8Y9hkXM0zTJ_NrHPNd8M4WT8eHg==&ch=8Q8Jr9wAK2fU_nJyZyshh0g26tzLFSreGdzZr83Xk8eWC84z_0uh4A==>.








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For additional information, please contact Claremont Human Services at
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Date: 7/22/18 7:47 am
From: Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Claremont Summer Tanager
Sunday 7/22/2018 @ 0750 there is a calling Summer Tanager of unknown age and origin calling in dense sycamores and oaks in the southwestern corner of Oak Park Cemetery, Claremont. Sound recording obtained with cell phone and Rode telescopic microphone.

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

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