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11/22/17 9:53 am <bren.galvin...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Ancient Murrelet Continues at 22nd Street
11/21/17 11:06 pm Don Sterba <donsterba...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Summer Tanager near West LA College
11/21/17 1:33 pm Thomas Wurster <wurster...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Black-and-white and White-throated Sparrow at the Arboretum in Arcadia
11/20/17 7:56 pm 'Martin Meyers' <martin...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Black Scoters, White-winged Scoter, Pacific Golden-Plover at Dockweiler Beach today
11/19/17 6:51 pm David Barton <dagnabbit1956...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Black-throated Blue Warbler (Sherman Oaks)
11/19/17 4:57 pm <busyday...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Black-and-white @ Dills Park (Paramount)
11/19/17 3:43 pm Irwin Woldman <iwoldman...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Playa Del Rey this morning
11/19/17 12:33 pm Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> Re: [LACoBirds] Re: Ancient Murrelet @ 22nd Street
11/19/17 9:27 am Edmond Griffin <eppygriffin...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> Re: [LACoBirds] Re: Ancient Murrelet @ 22nd Street
11/19/17 8:57 am Tom Benson <Thomasabenson...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Catalina Channel birds
11/19/17 8:16 am Bas van Schooten <basvanschooten...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Re: Ancient Murrelet @ 22nd Street
11/18/17 9:53 pm <condor262001...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Ancient Murrelet @ 22nd Street
11/18/17 7:55 pm <robert.ransom...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Yellow Fronted Finch shows up again at San Pedro feeder
11/18/17 1:55 pm Mark Scheel <scheel314...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> Re: [LACoBirds] Ancient Murrelet @ 22nd Street Landing
11/18/17 9:30 am Robert van de Hoek <robertvandehoek...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> Re: [LACoBirds] Re: Big (city) Day (Los Angeles) write up (132 spp.) (long!)
11/18/17 9:30 am EDWARD STONICK <edstonick...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> Re: [LACoBirds] eBirding the "gaps"
11/18/17 7:29 am Tom Benson <Thomasabenson...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> Re: [LACoBirds] Ancient Murrelet @ 22nd Street Landing
11/18/17 7:24 am Tom Benson <Thomasabenson...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Ancient Murrelet @ 22nd Street Landing
11/17/17 7:43 pm Kimball Garrett <kgarrett...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> RE: [LACoBirds] Painted Redstart/Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook
11/17/17 4:27 pm <birdingbrad...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Painted Redstart/Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook
11/17/17 3:57 pm <merryledel...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Dominguez Gap today (speaking of gaps)
11/17/17 3:39 pm Irwin Woldman <iwoldman...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Malibu today
11/17/17 1:46 pm Jon Fisher <JonF60...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Los Angeles RBA- 17 November 2017
11/17/17 1:18 pm Kimball Garrett <kgarrett...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] eBirding the "gaps"
11/17/17 12:56 pm 'Edna R.S. Alvarez' <ealvarez7...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] SEEKING HOME FOR CORNELL LAB BIRD SONGS
11/16/17 5:58 pm <busyday...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] the Dockweiler Pacific Golden-Plover, Black Scoters
11/15/17 7:19 pm Jeanette Repp <jzlrepp...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Youth Bird Book?
11/14/17 3:40 pm <busyday...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Vermilion @ Hollydale (South Gate)
11/14/17 11:20 am John Thomlinson <la_limey_birder...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Burrowing Owl at Dominguez Hills
11/14/17 10:37 am Evi Meyer <evimeyer...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Male Vermillion Flycatcher at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park
11/13/17 1:30 pm Jonathan Feenstra <feenstra...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Pacific Wren at Piute Ponds, 11/13/17
11/13/17 1:19 pm <stevejohnson2...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Pacific Golden still present Monday 11:30 AM
11/13/17 1:07 pm 'Lois Fulmer' <willo2001...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Green Tailed Towhee
11/12/17 11:16 pm Michael Zarky <mzarky...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Pacific Golden Plover still present early Sunday afternoon
11/12/17 7:52 pm <busyday...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] late-in-season Pectoral @ LAR in Vernon
11/12/17 3:19 pm Irwin Woldman <iwoldman...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Malibu this morning
11/12/17 3:14 pm Marcia Morrissey <marciapmorrissey...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Angeles Crest birds
11/12/17 1:38 pm Andrew Birch <andyrbirch...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Eurasian Green-winged Teal, Glendale
11/12/17 7:41 am Chris Dean <chrisanndean...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> RE: [LACoBirds] Plover ID Question
11/11/17 7:18 pm Kimball Garrett <kgarrett...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> RE: [LACoBirds] Plover ID Question
11/11/17 6:49 pm <kevin_lapp...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Plover ID Question
11/11/17 6:43 pm edstonick <edstonick...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Possible Eurasian Green-winged Teal
11/10/17 6:45 pm Rod Higbie <warblerod...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Mountain Bluebird at Brackett Field
11/10/17 3:08 pm Jon Fisher <JonF60...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Los Angeles RBA- 10 November 2017
11/10/17 2:59 pm Kimball Garrett <kgarrett...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> RE: [LACoBirds] Help with ID of Hawk near LA River ..Zone-tailed Hawk or ?
11/10/17 2:42 pm James Pike <jimpike444...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> Re: [LACoBirds] Help with ID of Hawk near LA River ..Zone-tailed Hawk or ?
11/10/17 12:58 pm <merryledel...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Help with ID of Hawk near LA River ..Zone-tailed Hawk or ?
11/9/17 6:25 pm <busyday...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Dockweiler Black Scoters
11/8/17 1:45 pm Chuck & Lillian <misclists...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Point Blue (aka Point Reyes Bird Observatory) Shorebird Census
11/8/17 10:41 am Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] late (wintering?)Cassin's Vireo, Claremont
11/7/17 2:45 pm 'Lois Fulmer' <willo2001...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Chilao, Nov 7
11/6/17 6:04 pm <busyday...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Dockweiler White-winged Scoter and 2 continuing Blacks
11/6/17 9:01 am Mary & Nick Freeman <mnfreeman...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Lewis Woodpeckers galore, 11/5/17
11/5/17 5:39 pm Alex Coffey <coughster...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] FOS Varied Thrush @ Lil Santa Anita Cyn
11/4/17 9:13 pm Rob Fowler <migratoriusfwlr...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Burrowing Owl at Monkish Brewery in Torrance
11/4/17 9:13 pm <sbreslochness...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] "white" (Snow/Ross's) type Goose, at Lake Balboa
11/4/17 5:17 pm Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Claremont Loggerhead Shrike
11/4/17 12:07 pm <condor262001...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Black-Throated Blue Warbler at El Dorado Park Long Beach
11/4/17 7:53 am jeff bray <jbray4913...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Re: BT Blue Warbler, El Dorado Park
11/3/17 5:56 pm David Barton <dagnabbit1956...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Re: BT Blue Warbler, El Dorado Park
11/3/17 4:55 pm <busyday...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Palm Warbler @ Hollydale Park (South Gate)
11/3/17 2:08 pm Jon Fisher <JonF60...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Los Angeles RBA- 3 November 2017
11/3/17 8:16 am <kebarton...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Black-throated blue warbler
11/2/17 10:04 am Mark Scheel <scheel314...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] BT Blue Warbler, El Dorado Park
11/1/17 4:18 pm <busyday...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] 2 Black Scoters off Dockweiler Beach
10/31/17 2:59 pm <jonathan.james...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Pine Warbler, La Mirada Creek Park
10/31/17 9:10 am <longcore...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Evening Program - World Travels with Paul / Los Angeles Audubon Society (11/1/17)
10/30/17 10:47 pm <jseawaterman...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Wilson's Snipe at Ballona Freshwater Marsh 10/29/17
10/30/17 10:25 pm <jseawaterman...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Wilson's Snipes at Ballona Freshwater Marsh 10/29/17
10/30/17 9:42 pm <jseawaterman...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Wilson's Snipe Ballona Freshwater Marsh 10/29/17
10/30/17 1:29 pm Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] 2nd/different YB Sapsucker Claremont
10/29/17 8:06 pm Daniel Stoebel <dstoebel...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Blaisdell Park, Claremont
10/29/17 4:07 pm <busyday...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] SUTA continues @ Village Green
10/29/17 10:16 am Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Claremont Cassin's Finch
10/28/17 5:22 pm Irwin Woldman <iwoldman...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Malibu this morning
10/28/17 1:47 pm Kimball Garrett <kgarrett...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] White-crowned X White-throated Sparrow, etc., Veterans Park
10/28/17 1:21 pm Tom Benson <Thomasabenson...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> Re: [LACoBirds] Tropical Kingbird at Malibu Legacy Park
10/28/17 1:02 pm Kimball Garrett <kgarrett...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Anybody birding Encanto Park/San Gabriel River in Duarte tomorrow?
10/28/17 12:11 pm Tom Benson <Thomasabenson...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Tropical Kingbird at Malibu Legacy Park
10/28/17 9:42 am Tom Benson <Thomasabenson...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Greater Pewee continues in Pacific Palisades (Oct 28)
10/28/17 7:40 am <merryledel...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Cackling Geese at Malibu Lagoon Oct 27
10/27/17 1:36 pm Jon Fisher <JonF60...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Los Angeles RBA- 27 October 2017
10/27/17 10:30 am <jseawaterman...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Vermilion Flycatcher (HY) at Woodlawn 10/26/17
10/26/17 5:14 pm Martin Meyers <martin...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Ross's Goose at Malibu Lagoon
10/24/17 12:49 pm <busyday...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Village Green
 
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Date: 11/22/17 9:53 am
From: <bren.galvin...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Ancient Murrelet Continues at 22nd Street
The Ancient Murrelet found by Tom Benson on Saturday continues at (33.718884, -118.278534) best viewed from in between k-47 and k-48 along Miner Street looking out into the larger channel past the docked boats.


http://ebird.org/ebird/averaves/view/checklist/S40650036 http://ebird.org/ebird/averaves/view/checklist/S40650036



Brendan Galvin
Irvine

 

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Date: 11/21/17 11:06 pm
From: Don Sterba <donsterba...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Summer Tanager near West LA College
Tue 21 Nov

This morning at 8:10 AM I heard a Summer Tanager calling near Freshman Dr,
the access street to West LA College from Overland Ave. It was just inside
Lakeside Village property, about 200 yds from Overland, on the other (west)
side of a tall sound barrier. You can walk behind the barrier to get views
into Lakeside Village, but if you walk too far behind the barrier, you may
see the tent of a homeless person.
More notes: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40653091

Don Sterba
Culver City

 

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Date: 11/21/17 1:33 pm
From: Thomas Wurster <wurster...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Black-and-white and White-throated Sparrow at the Arboretum in Arcadia
Birders,

An adult male Black-and-white Warbler has returned for its second winter to the LA County Arboretum
In Arcadia. This morning it was loosely w/ yellow rumps working the Englemann oak grove on the east slope of Tallac Knoll.

A White-throated Sparrow was nearby with a flock of White-crowns. It mostly stayed hidden beneath the oaks but occasionally ventured into the openings between trees. The flock moves widely in the area. Today I located the flock between the paved perimeter road following the east base of Tallac Knoll and the property line fence to the east. The White-throated may also be a returning individual as one was present in the same area in each of the past 2 winters.

Tom Wurster
Garden Grove, CA

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Date: 11/20/17 7:56 pm
From: 'Martin Meyers' <martin...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Black Scoters, White-winged Scoter, Pacific Golden-Plover at Dockweiler Beach today
At Dockweiler Beach today, the large Surf Scoter flock in the area of
lifeguard stations 46 through 49 contained at least two female Black
Scoters and one White-winged Scoter (which was probably a female, but it
was quite far out and I'm not sure I could eliminate the possibility of
a first fall male.) Easily picked out even at long distance as the
white patch in the wing was exposed.

The Pacific Golden-Plover was with nine Snowy Plovers on the ocean side
of the Snowy Plover enclosure. Not sure how quickly I'd have come up
with that ID, as the primary projection seemed a bit excessive, but
digiscoped photos I took today seemed to show three primary tips past
the tertials, which would be okay for Pacific. The primary extension
past the tail was moderate. I'll go along with the crowd on the ID.

There was one lone female Bufflehead mixed in with the thousand or so
Surf Scoters. Also one adult Red-throated Loon close to shore about a
half mile south of the scoter flock.

Martin

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Martin Meyers
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Truckee, CA



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Date: 11/19/17 6:51 pm
From: David Barton <dagnabbit1956...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Black-throated Blue Warbler (Sherman Oaks)
The male Black-throated Blue Warbler originally sighted on 1 Nov 2017 in the residential neighborhood of Stone Canyon Avenue in Sherman Oaks (and observed daily for a week thereafter) was re-found today in this neighborhood after a 12-day gap. 
Assuming it is the same individual, this represents a 19-day stay.  Just posting this in case someone thinks the length of the stay is of any interest.
David BartonSherman Oaks, CA
 

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Date: 11/19/17 4:57 pm
From: <busyday...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Black-and-white @ Dills Park (Paramount)
Birders,

Sun 19 Nov

Approx 0800 today there was a female Black-and-white Warbler at Ralph Dills Park. It was seen between San Mateo St and San Marcus St and foraged mostly in trees along the east border wall.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/26754759319
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/37814756284
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/26754736009
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/38530124371

Richard Barth
West Hollywood


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Date: 11/19/17 3:43 pm
From: Irwin Woldman <iwoldman...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Playa Del Rey this morning
At the monthly LA Audubon walk at Ballona this morning about a dozen birders showed for the outing. There was a scarcity of gulls on the beach and only a few shorebirds on the south jetty. Several Western Grebes and a few Clark's Grebe were on the off shore water and along the Ballona channel. No Surfbirds and only one Black Turnstone was found. Along the Channel, on the north shore, there were mixed flocks of Willet and Godwits, but only one Whimbrel and a 1/2 dozen Black-bellied Plovers. Bird of the morning was a female Hooded Merganser in the south end of Del Rey Lagoon with a mixed flock of Mallard. Coot and American Widgeon. The Merganser was initially sighted and identified by a visiting birder from Wisconsin. It was a slow day with few "Northern" birds on their wintering grounds here. We logged 40 species.

Irwin Woldman
Studio City
 

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Date: 11/19/17 12:33 pm
From: Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Re: Ancient Murrelet @ 22nd Street
Bird is here at 12:33 p.m Sunday at the previous GPS location
33°43′11″ N 118°16′32″ W
Thank you John Thomlinson for leaving, and causing the bird to appear.(I called your cell phone and it rang for a long time before it went to voicemail.)
Tom

Thomas Geza Miko
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Claremont, CA 91711
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cell two: 213.471.6001
home: 909.445.1456
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www.tgmiko.com<http://<br/>www.tgmiko.com>

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From: <LACoBirds...> <LACoBirds...> on behalf of Edmond Griffin <eppygriffin...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Sent: Sunday, November 19, 2017 9:27:38 AM
To: LA Co Birds
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Re: Ancient Murrelet @ 22nd Street



Hi All,

The bird is ranging quite a bit in the marina. After Bas’ report we had it further south. Seen from 33°43′11″ N 118°16′32″ W. Near slip k48. Last seen heading back north (toward 22nd St.) in main channel.

Hope that helps,
Ed Griffin
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA


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On Sunday, November 19, 2017, 8:16 AM, Bas van Schooten <basvanschooten...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> wrote:



Dear all,

Bird is still here but moved to peer m closer to main channel and 22nd street.
-118.2785<tel:118.2785> 33.72283.

Bas van Schooten
ALTADENA


 

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Date: 11/19/17 9:27 am
From: Edmond Griffin <eppygriffin...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Re: Ancient Murrelet @ 22nd Street
Hi All,
     The bird is ranging quite a bit in the marina. After Bas’ report we had it further south.  Seen from 33°43′11″ N  118°16′32″ W. Near slip k48. Last seen heading back north (toward 22nd St.) in main channel. 
Hope that helps,Ed GriffinRancho Palos Verdes, CA


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On Sunday, November 19, 2017, 8:16 AM, Bas van Schooten <basvanschooten...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> wrote:

 

Dear all,
Bird is still here but moved to peer m closer to main channel and 22nd street.-118.2785 33.72283.
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Date: 11/19/17 8:57 am
From: Tom Benson <Thomasabenson...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Catalina Channel birds
Good morning all,
Yesterday (Nov 18) I went out on a dive boat out of 22nd Street Landing to Catalina Island. I had the opportunity to do some birding on the way out and back, and since there aren't many pelagic reports at this time of year, I thought I'd share my sightings.
Overall birds were rather sparse. The outbound trip in the morning produced several dozen each of Black-vented Shearwaters and Bonaparte's Gulls, along with a Parasitic and Pomarine Jaeger, and four Cassin's Auklets. I saw five additional small alcids, three of which gave the impression of murrelets, but all of which were too distant to identify with any certainty. The return trip produced no alcids, three Pomarine Jaegers, and a large flock (~500) of Black-vented Shearwaters associated with a pod of 100-200 Common Dolphins just outside of the Palos Verdes/San Pedro escarpment.
Tom Benson San Bernardino, CA
 

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Date: 11/19/17 8:16 am
From: Bas van Schooten <basvanschooten...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Re: Ancient Murrelet @ 22nd Street
Dear all,

Bird is still here but moved to peer m closer to main channel and 22nd
street.
-118.2785 33.72283.

Bas van Schooten
ALTADENA

 

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Date: 11/18/17 9:53 pm
From: <condor262001...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Ancient Murrelet @ 22nd Street
Thanks to Tom Benson for the alert and Chris Dean and Mark Scheel for locating the Murrelet along Miner Street. As noted it does move quite a bit after each dive. It did stay near boat dock K13 for about 5 minutes.


I put some pictures on my Flickr photo stream


https://www.flickr.com/photos/25876581@N00/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/25876581@N00/



Jim Hecht
Hermosa Beach CA


 

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Date: 11/18/17 7:55 pm
From: <robert.ransom...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Yellow Fronted Finch shows up again at San Pedro feeder
Almost three years to the day a Yellow Fronted Finch shows up on the same feeder. Maybe there's a breeder nearby? I put today's pic in the Exotics and Escapees folder.


Rob Ransom
San Pedro
 

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Date: 11/18/17 1:55 pm
From: Mark Scheel <scheel314...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Ancient Murrelet @ 22nd Street Landing
Hi,

The Ancient Murrelet continues in the marina along Miner. Right now 150pm
it is near slip k10, but it moves around alot.

You need to park in the lot on the north side of 22nd and walk; parking in
the marina is permit only.

Chris Dean
Jim Hecht
Mark Scheel


On Nov 18, 2017 7:29 AM, "Tom Benson <Thomasabenson...> [LACoBirds]" <
<LACoBirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40570060
>
>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: "Tom Benson <Thomasabenson...> [LACoBirds]" <LACoBirds-noreply@
> yahoogroups.com>
> Date: 11/18/17 7:24 AM (GMT-08:00)
> To: <lacobirds...>
> Subject: [LACoBirds] Ancient Murrelet @ 22nd Street Landing
>
> I just saw an Ancient Murrelet at 22nd Street Landing in San Pedro from a
> dive boat as it was leaving the dock. EBird list has accurate lat/long.
>
> Nov 18 7:20 am
>
> Tom Benson
> San Bernardino, CA
>
>

 

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Date: 11/18/17 9:30 am
From: Robert van de Hoek <robertvandehoek...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Re: Big (city) Day (Los Angeles) write up (132 spp.) (long!)
Dan,Your bird geography includes non-city of LA areas, because I see federal, state, and county areas, not part of the City of LA included.
Two Examples:Sepulveda is federal USACE land.Ballona Creek is LA County & USACE federal land shared, with river itself as state land.
So your list is actually not a City of LA list but a mix of all 4 governments, federal, state, county, municipal LA, making this nothing more than an LA County list that simply missed being in parts of LA County.
However, on a brighter note, nice to see that Louis Sahagun traveled with you and wrote about you in LA Times!

"Roy".Robert van de Hoek.Los Angeles, California

On Monday, May 8, 2017 10:58 AM, "<dan_cooper_90042...> [LACoBirds]" <LACoBirds-noreply...> wrote:


 
Oops, forgot signature. Of all people.
Dan CooperVentura Co. (moderator)

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Date: 11/18/17 9:30 am
From: EDWARD STONICK <edstonick...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] eBirding the "gaps"
Kimball and LA birders:


Thanks for the reminder. Very good idea. I noticed a few months ago that there were NO eBird entries for Indian Peacock in South Pasadena (where I work), and I was seeing them at least weekly for years. So I began to enter data.


Just this morning I saw a large flock (about 220) Mitred/Red-masked Parakeets here. I couldn't find any numbers NEAR that total when I did a species search. These large flocks of aratingas have been in this area for at least 22 years (as long as I have worked here), but the only reports were from the South Pas library, where parrots have roosted for the past few years.


I imagine with limited time and gas money, many birders prefer to chase the rarities of the week, but we all might want to consider spending at least a little time filling in the gaps. For all the (free!) benefits of eBird, it's worth giving back when we can.


Regards, Ed


Ed Stonick
Pasadena, CA
<edstonick...>




On Friday, November 17, 2017 1:18 PM, "Kimball Garrett <kgarrett...> [LACoBirds]" wrote:




Birders,

A couple of years ago, as the new year was approaching, I posted a message on this list serve urging birders to explore new areas more and concentrate on finding their own birds, rather than planning their birding outings in L. A. County based on what goodies had been reported in eBird. The responses to my plea ranged from tepid to downright angry, with many folks apparently having sensed I was telling them how, when and where to do their birding. That was never my intention – I just wanted to encourage people to do more exploring.















 

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Date: 11/18/17 7:29 am
From: Tom Benson <Thomasabenson...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Ancient Murrelet @ 22nd Street Landing
https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40570060

-------- Original message --------From: "Tom Benson <Thomasabenson...> [LACoBirds]" <LACoBirds-noreply...> Date: 11/18/17 7:24 AM (GMT-08:00) To: <lacobirds...> Subject: [LACoBirds] Ancient Murrelet @ 22nd Street Landing












I just saw an Ancient Murrelet at 22nd Street Landing in San Pedro from a dive boat as it was leaving the dock. EBird list has accurate lat/long.
Nov 18 7:20 am
Tom Benson San Bernardino, CA
















 

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Date: 11/18/17 7:24 am
From: Tom Benson <Thomasabenson...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Ancient Murrelet @ 22nd Street Landing
I just saw an Ancient Murrelet at 22nd Street Landing in San Pedro from a dive boat as it was leaving the dock. EBird list has accurate lat/long.
Nov 18 7:20 am
Tom Benson San Bernardino, CA
 

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Date: 11/17/17 7:43 pm
From: Kimball Garrett <kgarrett...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [LACoBirds] Painted Redstart/Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook
Birders,



Not to nitpick, but I wonder how birders are determining that this (or any) Painted Redstart is a male, since males and females are essentially identical in plumage. Even if the bird is singing, this is one of a great many passerine species in which female song is not infrequent. So perhaps it's best just to pin this one down to species and not indicate sex (or age).



This is clearly the same bird that has also been seen nearby in Culver City Park, moving back and forth between the park and the greenhouse area near the scenic overlook.



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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From: <LACoBirds...> [<LACoBirds...>] on behalf of birdingbra <d...> [LACoBirds] [<LACoBirds-noreply...>]
Sent: Friday, November 17, 2017 4:27 PM
To: <LACoBirds...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Painted Redstart/Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook


Poetic: A male Painted Redstart flew into the native plant greenhouse of Los Angeles Audubon Society's Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook Greenhouse Internship Program on Hetzler Road in Culver City around 3:45 P.M. this afternoon.

 

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Date: 11/17/17 4:27 pm
From: <birdingbrad...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Painted Redstart/Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook
Poetic: A male Painted Redstart flew into the native plant greenhouse of Los Angeles Audubon Society's Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook Greenhouse Internship Program on Hetzler Road in Culver City around 3:45 P.M. this afternoon. It stayed long enough to be photographed by a staff member of Los Angeles Audubon Society.


Brad Rumble
Los Angeles


 

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Date: 11/17/17 3:57 pm
From: <merryledel...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Dominguez Gap today (speaking of gaps)
Today we had an interesting day at Dominguez Gap in Long Beach, and the adjacent section of the LA River.

In the gap there was a female Hooded Merganser (near the boom below the pump station). In the channel was a Common Goldeneye. We had the Teal trifecta, as well the kestrel-merlin-peregrine trifecta. Also in the river there were well over 600 peeps (still doing count estimates) including 6 to 8 dunlin and one chubby mystery peep with a stubby bill. If anyone would like to comment on the mystery guy, that would be welcome, or else he'll just stay peep.

http://ebird.org/ebird/bcn/view/checklist/S40558638 http://ebird.org/ebird/bcn/view/checklist/S40558638

Merryl Edelstein
Long Beach

The best parking for the Gap at the present time is from bike path entrance opposite 4060 Del Mar Ave. There is construction at Oregon and Del Amo so difficult to park there. BTW the lower river from Willow to Wardlow is being scraped of vegetation and silt, so there is almost nothing to see there other than a few ducks and coots. Looks like the peeps and stilts are hanging north of the 405 Freeway.
 

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Date: 11/17/17 3:39 pm
From: Irwin Woldman <iwoldman...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Malibu today
Today I visited Malibu Lagoon. About noon-thirty I found a Pacific Golden Plover on the ocean shore of the lagoon, near the east end of the massive gull flock, in company with several Black-bellied and one Snowy Plover. It was just sitting on the sane a couple of feet from the lagoon water. Noted was the brownish dorsal feathers with buffy/gold interspersed. The "eyebrow" was quite indistinct and appeared buffy. Its bill was on the bulky side, less than the BB Plover and shorter. I could not determine the wing projection length or number of feathers involved. For no reason, not my fault, it stood and immediately flew west along the lagoon edge, not to be found again. There was no white rump, but I could not determine much of the wing, underwing pattern or leg length, as it abruptly rose and flew into the sun. It has been several years since I've seen this species in the  Lagoon area. 

There were primarily California and Western Gulls, with one Herring, a Ring-billed and a handful of Herrmann's Gulls, several Royal Terns and a Forster's Tern cruising back and forth over the Lagoon. Among the dozen or so Western Grebes was a Clark's Grebe. 

Birdingly,  

Irwin Woldman
Studio City
 

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Date: 11/17/17 1:46 pm
From: Jon Fisher <JonF60...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Los Angeles RBA- 17 November 2017
- RBA

* California

* Los Angeles RBA

* November 17, 2017

* CALA1711.17





-Birds mentioned



Eurasian Green-winged Teal

Black Scoter

Pacific Golden-Plover

Pectoral Sandpiper

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Harlans Red-tailed Hawk

Short-eared Owl

Eastern Phoebe

Vermilion Flycatcher

Pacific Wren

Green-tailed Towhee

Clay-colored Sparrow

Lark Bunting

Large-billed Savannah Sparrow

Grasshopper Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Pink-sided Junco

Black-and-white Warbler

Palm Warbler





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...><mailto:<JonF60...>

Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted





-Transcript



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



Up to four female BLACK SCOTERS continued off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through November 16. These birds have been north of Imperial Highway in the vicinity of lifeguard station 44 to 49.



A EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL was at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera continued through November 14. The LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera continued through November 13.



Another EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL was along the LA River adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale from November 11-15.



A PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER was at Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo from November 11-16. It has been near the Snowy Plover enclosure. A LARGE-BILLED SAVANNAH SPARROW was found here on November 15.



A late PECTORAL SANDPIPER was along the LA River between Atlantic and Slauson on November 12.



A YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was at El Dorado Park in Long Beach on November 10.



A HARLANS RED-TAILED HAWK continued in the east Antelope Valley. It was in the row of trees bordering the east side of the field on the southeast side of the intersection of 110th Street East and Ave. I.



At least two VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continue at the Castaic Sports Complex. They were seen on the south side south of the picnic area on November 11. Two more VERMILION FLYCATCHERS were reported at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City on November 13 between the park ranger building and the parking lot. Another was at Hollydale Park in South Gate on November 14.



A PACIFIC WREN was at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB on November 13. A letter of permission is required for entry.



A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was near the main entrance at the Huntington Gardens in San Marino on November 13.



A SWAMP SPARROW was along the San Gabriel River in Duarte on November 11. It was at one of the drops adjacent to Encanto Park.



The LARK BUNTING continued at Agua Amarga Canyon on the Palos Verdes Peninsula through November 11. It has been by the south rim of the canyon.



A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was on the LA Zoo grounds on November 11 (by the Babirusa enclosure).



A DARK-EYED PINK-SIDED JUNCO continued at St. Andrews Priory near Valyermo through November 11. Another was at Rancho Sierra Golf Club in the east Antelope Valley on November 12.



A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at the Linden H. Chandler Preserve in Rolling Hills Estates on November 10. Another was on the south side of Silverlake Reservoir on November 13.



A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued through November 16 in the willows in the meadow area at Madrona Marsh in Torrance. An EASTERN PHOEBE remained through November 16 and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen through November 12. New was a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW discovered on November 13. The preserves official hours are 10am-5pm, Tuesday through Sunday.



A PALM WARBLER continued at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City through November 11. It was last reported by the dam.



San Clemente Island had SHORT-EARED OWL on November 10.





- end transcript



Jon L Fisher

Glendale, CA

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Date: 11/17/17 1:18 pm
From: Kimball Garrett <kgarrett...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] eBirding the "gaps"
Birders,

A couple of years ago, as the new year was approaching, I posted a message on this list serve urging birders to explore new areas more and concentrate on finding their own birds, rather than planning their birding outings in L. A. County based on what goodies had been reported in eBird. The responses to my plea ranged from tepid to downright angry, with many folks apparently having sensed I was telling them how, when and where to do their birding. That was never my intention - I just wanted to encourage people to do more exploring.

Undaunted, I'm back again with more obnoxious proselytizing....

The mapping tools in eBird are a great way to see where there are gaps in bird sightings, and many of these gaps actually represent gaps in coverage rather than distribution. I took a look at the maps for two species that are common and adaptable in urban Los Angeles - Northern Mockingbird and Bushtit. I noticed a couple of substantial areas in the Los Angeles Basin (and also the e.-c. San Fernando Valley) where there were many square miles without eBird records for either of these two common urban bird species. One such example is a rectangle in South Los Angeles roughly bordered by Martin Luther King Blvd. to the north, Figueroa St. to the east, Century Blvd. to the south, and Crenshaw Blvd to the west. There was not a single entry for Northern Mockingbird or Bushtit (or, for that matter, virtually all other species), in this area of roughly 12 square miles.

So I went on to Google Earth and found a nice little park in the middle of this void, called Chesterfield Square Park, at the corner of 54th St. and Gramercy. In a half hour of coverage this morning I was able to put both mockingbird and bushtit "on the map." Somewhat surprising was the abundance of California Scrub-Jays in this little park - they were actively harvesting acorns from the several large cork oaks planted there, proving that a few oak trees (even non-natives, as in this case) can really increase urban bird diversity.

Here's my eBird checklist for Chesterfield Square Park (which I have suggested as candidate "Hotspot").
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40555558
Not especially diverse or impressive, but this little park and many other such urban green spots are worth checking to help fill in the gaps in eBird maps.

[I would add that this general area was covered during the Los Angeles County Breeding Bird Atlas project, and Larry Allen's coverage of the "Inglewood 2" block (which includes Chesterfield Square Park) confirmed about a dozen breeding species, including Northern Mockingbird, with Bushtit as a "Possible" breeder. However, much of the field data for the Atlas project are not entered into eBird.]

Happy exploring and "gap-filling"!

Kimball

Kimball L. Garrett
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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
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Date: 11/17/17 12:56 pm
From: 'Edna R.S. Alvarez' <ealvarez7...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] SEEKING HOME FOR CORNELL LAB BIRD SONGS
I am looking for a good home for the following which is brand new:


"Bird Songs Bible - The Complete Illustrated Reference for North American Birds, includes digital audio player - featuring all 747 breeding birds in North America and featuring audio songs from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.”


https://www.amazon.com/Bird-Songs-Bible-Illustrated-Reference/dp/081187138X


It is large - 536 pages, 10 lbs.


I would love for this to go where it could be used by many [an Audubon? a school? a college?] but if not then to one person who would enjoy having it.


Any suggestions?


EDNA R.S. ALVAREZ
Los Angeles, California
 

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Date: 11/16/17 5:58 pm
From: <busyday...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] the Dockweiler Pacific Golden-Plover, Black Scoters
Birders,

Thurs 16 Nov

Approx 0715-0730 today the continuing PAGP was on the ocean side of the Snowy Plover enclosure. It worked it's way south to a bit past the nearby breakwater/jetty.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/26696375269
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/38440542422
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/24600316298
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/38440507132
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/37585128865


I spent well over an hour scoping through the Surf Scoters offshore (about 300 birds total) spread out between lifeguard stations #46 and #49. I came up with three female-type Black Scoters in the flocks.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/24600256498
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/38440449152
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/38472058771
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/37757915134

Richard Barth
West Hollywood


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Date: 11/15/17 7:19 pm
From: Jeanette Repp <jzlrepp...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Youth Bird Book?
Anticipating my daughter turning 10, I'd like to get her a good birding
book. She enjoys birding with me on occasion, and has a good eye for hawks,
but I think an adult one would be too much still. Any ideas?

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Blessings!
Jeanette Repp
San Pedro, CA

 

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Date: 11/14/17 3:40 pm
From: <busyday...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Vermilion @ Hollydale (South Gate)
Birders,

Tues 14 Nov

Late morning today there was a male Vermilion Flycatcher at Hollydale Park in South Gate. It was foraging from scattered small trees northeast of the northernmost parking lot and opposite powerline tower "H 92". (I could not find the Palm Warbler seen 3 Nov.)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/38425066201
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/24554109868
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/38425142071

Richard Barth
West Hollywood


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Date: 11/14/17 11:20 am
From: John Thomlinson <la_limey_birder...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Burrowing Owl at Dominguez Hills
Bird of the morning on my weekly count, by far, was a Burrowing Owl in the open fields south of the CAMS High School and east of Lot 4.  It was moving around a bit, being harassed by a couple of Cassin's Kingbirds and a Say's Phoebe.  I was chatting to one of the people who works in that area and he said they had been seeing it for the last few days.  I live in hope that one day they will breed here again.
John Thomlinson 

San Pedro and CSU Dominguez Hills "It is absolutely a crime for any man to die possessed of useful knowledge in which nobody shares." J.A.L. Waddell, 1916.
 

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Date: 11/14/17 10:37 am
From: Evi Meyer <evimeyer...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Male Vermillion Flycatcher at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park
There was a male Vermillion Flycatcher at Harbor Park yesterday 11/13/17), on the grassy area between the ranger station and the parking lot. I was told by other birders that there was also a sighting of a female Vermillion FC.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/evimeyer/26629740419/in/dateposted/ <https://www.flickr.com/photos/evimeyer/26629740419/in/dateposted/>

Evi Meyer
Palos Verdes Estates
 

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Date: 11/13/17 1:30 pm
From: Jonathan Feenstra <feenstra...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Pacific Wren at Piute Ponds, 11/13/17

LA Birders,

There was a calling Pacific Wren at the Piute Ponds this morning. It was in the large tamarisk by the parking area at the end of Ave C by the portable toilet. It was calling both single and double “ship”s and giving an occasional short fast rattle. I saw it briefly, but it was not really cooperative in a visual way.

Otherwise, there were plenty of birds to look at: the usual species and numbers for the location at this time of year.

Note that Piute Ponds is on Edwards Air Force Base and requires written permission to access. See www.piuteponds.org <http://www.piuteponds.org/> for details.

Jon Feenstra
Altadena
 

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Date: 11/13/17 1:19 pm
From: <stevejohnson2...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Pacific Golden still present Monday 11:30 AM
The Pacific Golden Plover is still there as of 11:35 AM today 13 November. Parked just seaward of the enclosure among about a dozen sparsely placed Snowys. The enclosure is roughly 1/2 mile S of Waterview St, sort of the north section of Dockweiler Beach.


I was lucky to have a Black-bellied stop by as I was leaving. The size difference was really striking.


The bird I saw exactly matched Michael Zarky's pictures (from yesterday) posted at Flickr - thank you sir.


Steve Johnson
vagrant visitor during non-breeding season to L.A.
more typically found in Fairfax, Virginia


 

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Date: 11/13/17 1:07 pm
From: 'Lois Fulmer' <willo2001...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Green Tailed Towhee
At Huntington Gardens this morning we saw the usual birds inside, plus a
film crew. But as we went out the entrance, a mewing call got our
attention. A green-tailed towhee was in the bushes just outside the store
area, next to some small orange trees.

Lois Fulmer, Altadena


 

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Date: 11/12/17 11:16 pm
From: Michael Zarky <mzarky...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Pacific Golden Plover still present early Sunday afternoon
By noon no sign of the 5K race, and most of the Snowy Plovers were
hunkered down seaward of their demarcated enclosure. Didn't spot the
Golden immediately; eventually birder Nancy from Covina Hills found
it a little ways SE of the enclosure and of all the Snowys. While its
coloration is a near match for the sand it's large enough to spot
even when it isn't moving.
Joggers (very few) would sometimes come along the stretch of sand
right in front of the enclosure and while the plovers didn't usually
flush from the disturbance, one time the entire flock took off. The
Golden was by its larger size easily spotted flying with the Snowys;
eventually it landed alone while the rest of flock continued in the
air. After that I found the bird was even easier to approach for some photos

Hey Kevin, thanks for the great find, and impressive photos (from a
"pocket camera" no less - no further info on Flickr).

I quickly selected a few of my own shots at
https://www.flickr.com/photos/94434086@N05/38323740296/in/dateposted-public/
Probably add a few more tomorrow.



Michael Zarky
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Date: 11/12/17 7:52 pm
From: <busyday...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] late-in-season Pectoral @ LAR in Vernon
Birders,

Sun 12 Nov

Around noon today a juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper was at the L.A.River in Vernon, foraging approx 300 yds north of the Slauson Ave bridge. (Curiously, I've had sightings of a juv Pectoral in this same spot on and off since 20 Sep.)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/37660790304
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/26599221879

Richard Barth
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Date: 11/12/17 3:19 pm
From: Irwin Woldman <iwoldman...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Malibu this morning
Birders: The mouth of Zuma Creek is full of water, but does not flow to the ocean. There were numerous gulls on the sand and in the creek water. One adult Herring Gill was the only bird outstanding. 

Later  at Malibu Lagoon, there was a feeding frenzy about 1/2 mile offshore. It included Sea Lions, dolphins, gulls. pelicans, cormorants and a couple of shearwaters, which I decided were probably Black-vented. The Lagoon had a Bonapartes Gull and a Forsters Tern, nothing else worthy of mention.  

Birdingly,

Irwin Woldman
Studio City
 

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Date: 11/12/17 3:14 pm
From: Marcia Morrissey <marciapmorrissey...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Angeles Crest birds

> Thanks so much to Mary for her post 11/6. We went up to see on 11/8, and the birds at Chilao were amazing! They were attracted to a very slow drip from the water faucet at camp 4-5 by the first restroom in the manzanita camp loop. A large flock of Lewis' woodpeckers, flocks of Pygmy Nuthatches, and Lawrence's Goldfinches. Plus oak titmouse, red and white-breasted nuthatches, mountain chickadees, spotted towhee, hairy woodpeckers (male and female), white headed woodpecker, least goldfinches, mountain bluebirds (8-10), scrub and stellar jays, crows, dark-eyed juncos, phainopepla and house finches. We have never seen such a numerous and varied selection of birds here in many years of visiting!


> Marcia Morrissey
Pasadena, CA


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Date: 11/12/17 1:38 pm
From: Andrew Birch <andyrbirch...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Eurasian Green-winged Teal, Glendale
Ed's teal was still present this morning in the north channel of the LA river by Bette Davis Park. In addition to lacking the typical vertical white stripe, this bird has extensive cream lines around the face, paler chestnut head and colder, grayer breast. It frustratingly kept its flank feathers puffed up concealing the horizontal white scapular stripe, however, on closer inspection of my photos, I believe it is there peaking through.
One photo here:http://www.surfbirds.com/gallery/share_photo.php?imgname=20171112153553340.jpg

Best, Andy BirchLos Feliz

 

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Date: 11/12/17 7:41 am
From: Chris Dean <chrisanndean...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [LACoBirds] Plover ID Question
Hi,

The plover continues this morning near lifeguard station 47. Caution- parking is tricky because there is a race.

Chris Dean, Silver Lake
Janet & Mark Scheel, Pasadena

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Date: 11/11/17 7:18 pm
From: Kimball Garrett <kgarrett...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [LACoBirds] Plover ID Question
Kevin,



This is certainly a golden-plover. By mid-November Pacific Golden-Plover is the "expected" species along our coast (and especially out on the Channel Islands), but we're still in the window for late fall migrant American Golden-Plovers. From head patterning and relatively large bill, my impression is that your bird is a Pacific. A photo showing details of primary extension (beyond the tertials and beyond the tail) would be very helpful -- primary projection is longer in American than in Pacific. This mark s equivocal from your photo. Pacifics are also relatively longer legged, though I can't really make out any legs on your bird. A juvenile Black-bellied Plover would lack the yellowish tones on the head and would have a longer, thicker bill (and a hind toe [albeit very small], though your photos don't help there).



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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Sent: Saturday, November 11, 2017 6:49 PM
To: <LACoBirds...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Plover ID Question
Birders:


I stopped by the Snowy Plover enclosure at Dockweiler State Beach around 4pm this afternoon. In addition to the 52+ Snowy plovers hunkered down in plover-bunkers in the sand between the enclosure and the beach (nearly all were outside the enclosure), there was a single larger plover present. The coloring was very yellow/golden, and it was not because of afternoon light. It was either a juvenile Black-bellied Plover or, possibly, a golden plover. I never saw the bird in flight or spread its wings.


Golden plovers are above my birding pay grade. Can anyone educate me on what field marks help make out the ID here?


Photos from a pocket camera can be seen here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/34061022@N07/38315958722/in/album-72157645339586071/


Kevin Lapp

Culver City

 

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Date: 11/11/17 6:49 pm
From: <kevin_lapp...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Plover ID Question
Birders:


I stopped by the Snowy Plover enclosure at Dockweiler State Beach around 4pm this afternoon. In addition to the 52+ Snowy plovers hunkered down in plover-bunkers in the sand between the enclosure and the beach (nearly all were outside the enclosure), there was a single larger plover present. The coloring was very yellow/golden, and it was not because of afternoon light. It was either a juvenile Black-bellied Plover or, possibly, a golden plover. I never saw the bird in flight or spread its wings.


Golden plovers are above my birding pay grade. Can anyone educate me on what field marks help make out the ID here?


Photos from a pocket camera can be seen here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34061022@N07/38315958722/in/album-72157645339586071/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/34061022@N07/38315958722/in/album-72157645339586071/



Kevin Lapp
Culver City
 

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Date: 11/11/17 6:43 pm
From: edstonick <edstonick...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Possible Eurasian Green-winged Teal

Birding at Bette Davis Picnic Area. In the north channel about 100 yards from the confluence was a Green-winged Teal with no hint of white vertical stripe on breast. Horizontal white stripe not distinct but all other field marks look good for Eurasian. 
Good birding,Ed StonickPasadena

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Date: 11/10/17 6:45 pm
From: Rod Higbie <warblerod...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Mountain Bluebird at Brackett Field

Today 11/10 a female Mountain Bluebird was observed at the west of Brackett Field in La Verne.

Rod Higbie
San Dimas

 

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Date: 11/10/17 3:08 pm
From: Jon Fisher <JonF60...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Los Angeles RBA- 10 November 2017
- RBA

* California

* Los Angeles RBA

* November 10, 2017

* CALA1711.10





-Birds mentioned



Eurasian Green-winged Teal

White-winged Scoter

Black Scoter

Red-necked Grebe

Lesser Black-backed Gull

American Bittern

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Swainsons Hawk

Harlans Red-tailed Hawk

Burrowing Owl

Lewiss Woodpecker

Vermilion Flycatcher

Tropical Kingbird

Lapland Longspur

Clay-colored Sparrow

Lark Bunting

Dark-eyed Pink-sided Junco

Black-and-white Warbler

American Redstart

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Palm Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler







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...><mailto:<JonF60...>

Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted





-Transcript



This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for November 10.



Two female BLACK SCOTERS continued off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through November 6. They were joined on that date by a female WHITE-WINGED SCOTER. These birds have been north of Imperial Highway in the vicinity of lifeguard station 49.



A RED-NECKED GREBE was along the LA River at Willow Street in Long Beach on November 4.



A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera on October 31 and November 3. A probable EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL was here on November 9. There has been water only in the north basin, though that can change at any time. A BURROWING OWL was on the north berm of the south most basin (just above Washington) on November 5 and a SWAINSONS HAWK flew over the area on November 4.



Another SWAINSONS HAWK was at the Crystalaire Golf Club (private property) near Llano on November 8.



A dark morph HARLANS RED-TAILED HAWK was seen on November 10 over Virginia Country Club in Long Beach.



About twenty LEWISS WOODPECKERS were at Chilao Flat (where similar numbers have been reported previously) in the San Gabriel Mountains on November 6. They were mainly on the Manzanita Campsite Loop.



The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park was seen through November 7 near the boat ramp.



A PACIFIC WREN was in Santa Anita Canyon above Arcadia on November 8. It was past the green bridge at the bottom of the road down to the canyon bottom between the first and second concrete check dams.



The LARK BUNTING continued at Agua Amarga Canyon on the Palos Verdes Peninsula through November 5. It has been by the south rim of the canyon.



A DARK-EYED PINK-SIDED JUNCO was at St. Andrews Priory near Valyermo on November 4.



A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continues at El Dorado Park in Long Beach. It was last reported in Area 2, south of Snake Road near where it makes a wide left turn. A VERMILION FLYCATCHER also continues in Area 2.



A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER (through November 8) and an AMERICAN REDSTART (through November 3) continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance. Check the willows in the meadow area. A continuing CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was in mulefat east of the dog willows from November 3-4. The preserves official hours are 10am-5pm, Tuesday through Sunday.



A PALM WARBLER was at Hollydale Park in South Gate on November 3. It was at the north end along the fence east of the north horse exercise area.



Another PALM WARBLER was at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City on November 5 by the dam.



A male BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER continued at El Dorado Park in Long Beach through November 7. Enter the park at Los Arcos and park at the end. The bird has been in bottlebrush along the golf course fence near a banner featuring a picture of an American Coot.



Another BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER continued at a residence in Sherman Oaks through November 7.



San Clemente Island had an AMERICAN BITTERN continuing through November 6, a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continuing through November 4, , LAPLAND LONGSPUR from November 7-8, a PALM WARBLER from November 2-6 and a BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER on November 1.







- end transcript



Jon L Fisher

Glendale, CA

<JonF60...><mailto:<JonF60...>





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Date: 11/10/17 2:59 pm
From: Kimball Garrett <kgarrett...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [LACoBirds] Help with ID of Hawk near LA River ..Zone-tailed Hawk or ?
Merryl,



Just to amplify what Jim Pike said... I sent the eBird link to this photo to a couple of eBird reviewers for L. A. County and they (and I) are all in agreement the bird fits a dark morph "Harlan's" subspecies of Red-tailed Hawk. Maybe not as rare as a Zone-tailed Hawk in the county, but a very rare coastal occurrence for this Red-tail subspecies (which is quite a scarce late fall/winter visitor anywhere in southern California).

The bird seems to have atypical Red-tail shape. I can't explain the described Turkey Vulture-like flight appearance, apart from the general similarity in plumage pattern. I would expect a dark morph Rough-legged Hawk to have a smaller bill, more slender wings, and a slightly different underwing pattern.



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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From: <LACoBirds...> [<LACoBirds...>] on behalf of James Pike <jimpike444...> [LACoBirds] [<LACoBirds-noreply...>]
Sent: Friday, November 10, 2017 2:42 PM
To: <merryledel...>
Cc: LA CO
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Help with ID of Hawk near LA River ..Zone-tailed Hawk or ?

Hi Merryl,

That sure looks like an adult dark morph "Harlan's" Red-tailed Hawk to me.

Jim Pike
HB

On Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 12:58 PM, <merryledel...><mailto:<merryledel...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...><mailto:<LACoBirds-noreply...>> wrote:


Birders, this morning during the Rancho's monthly bird survey, we had this interesting raptor soaring over Virginia Country Club (north of Rancho Los Cerritos) near the LA River which at first glance looked like a TUVU but was a Buteo.

Any comments on the bird photographed in the attached checklist are welcome

Time seen was approx 8:35 am.

http://ebird.org/ebird/bcn/view/checklist/S40422604

Merryl Edelstein
Long Beach, Ca



 

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Date: 11/10/17 2:42 pm
From: James Pike <jimpike444...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Help with ID of Hawk near LA River ..Zone-tailed Hawk or ?
Hi Merryl,

That sure looks like an adult dark morph "Harlan's" Red-tailed Hawk to me.

Jim Pike
HB

On Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 12:58 PM, <merryledel...> [LACoBirds] <
<LACoBirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Birders, this morning during the Rancho's monthly bird survey, we had this
> interesting raptor soaring over Virginia Country Club (north of Rancho Los
> Cerritos) near the LA River which at first glance looked like a TUVU but
> was a Buteo.
>
> Any comments on the bird photographed in the attached checklist are welcome
>
> Time seen was approx 8:35 am.
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/bcn/view/checklist/S40422604
>
> Merryl Edelstein
> Long Beach, Ca
>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 11/10/17 12:58 pm
From: <merryledel...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Help with ID of Hawk near LA River ..Zone-tailed Hawk or ?
Birders, this morning during the Rancho's monthly bird survey, we had this interesting raptor soaring over Virginia Country Club (north of Rancho Los Cerritos) near the LA River which at first glance looked like a TUVU but was a Buteo.

Any comments on the bird photographed in the attached checklist are welcome

Time seen was approx 8:35 am.

http://ebird.org/ebird/bcn/view/checklist/S40422604 http://ebird.org/ebird/bcn/view/checklist/S40422604

Merryl Edelstein
Long Beach, Ca

 

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Date: 11/9/17 6:25 pm
From: <busyday...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Dockweiler Black Scoters
Birders,

Thurs 9 Nov

The Surf Scoter flock that has been seen recently near lifeguard station #49 was farther up the beach this morning, beyond lifeguard #44, opposite Playa del Rey. There are now four female-type Black Scoters in the flock.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/24427365668
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/24427310468
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/38266478262

I didn't see the White-winged Scoter this morning but might have picked it up in one of my photos of the flock?:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/26522975269

Interesting was a seagoing Redhead in the mix.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/26522924499
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/38266092862

Richard Barth
West Hollywood


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Date: 11/8/17 1:45 pm
From: Chuck & Lillian <misclists...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Point Blue (aka Point Reyes Bird Observatory) Shorebird Census
Birders:

Point Blue is looking for local volunteers to
help with their shorebird census this year.

Census can be done on any day from Nov 15 - Dec 15.
Locally, they are particularly interested in
finding people to census portions of the Los
Angeles River. The person who has previously
censused the Lower LA River is unable to do it this year.

Those interested should contact Blake Barabee,
who will send you the necessary information:
Blake Barabee <bbarbaree...>
Avian Ecologist PFSS Coordinator
Point Blue Conservation Science
3820 Cypress Drive, Suite 11, Petaluma, CA 94954
Mobile: 541.740.2337
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Point Blue Conservation science for a healthy planet.

Chuck Almdale
North Hills, Ca.
 

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Date: 11/8/17 10:41 am
From: Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] late (wintering?)Cassin's Vireo, Claremont
There is a standard-issue Cassin's Vireo in sycamores along the western edge of Wheeler Park, Claremont, right now at 10:30 a.m.
I have not previously detected this bird this fall, but I wonder if I need to get here later in the mornings once it is warm. I walked the dog in this same exact neighborhood several hours earlier and there were no passerines. I am not seeing juncos anywhere, so far, this fall.

The lack of sparrows in my neighborhood this fall is amazing.

Hey I would like some input: I had very small, dark raptor sitting deep inside a dense tree, grappling or eating a small passerine. I assumed it was a Sharp shinned Hawk until it fled, when it looked like a dark Merlin. I think of Merlins as eating out in the open, daring anybody to start something. Any thoughts?

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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Date: 11/7/17 2:45 pm
From: 'Lois Fulmer' <willo2001...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Chilao, Nov 7
Thanks to Mary Freeman for news about Chilao birds: Lewis's Woodpeckers,
Phainopeplas, Lawrence's Goldfinches, and Pygmy Nuthatches a bunch! On the
Manzanita Loop near the first restroom, just as she said. Lots of singing
and calling.

The seed feeder next to the Visitor Center still had food, with Acorn,
White-headed and Hairy Woodpeckers, all three Nuthatches, Oregon Juncos and
a Slate-colored, plus White-crowned Sparrows and other seed-eaters.

A very birdy day and beautiful weather.

Lois Fulmer, Altadena


 

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Date: 11/6/17 6:04 pm
From: <busyday...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Dockweiler White-winged Scoter and 2 continuing Blacks
Birders,

Mon 6 Nov

Early this morning the scoter flock near lifeguard station #49 still held the two female-type Black Scoters, and now a female-type White-winged.

Another note: Yesterday there was a Cattle Egret at the L.A.River, foraging north and south of the Firestone Blvd bridge (South Gate).

Richard Barth
West Hollywood




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Date: 11/6/17 9:01 am
From: Mary & Nick Freeman <mnfreeman...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Lewis Woodpeckers galore, 11/5/17
Hi Birders

Nick and I began birding Charlton Flats yesterday morning. Here we found RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH. From a distance we detected FOX SPARROW but of the sooty type. We may have heard Golden-crowned Kinglets as we heard their calls but could never track them down. After lunch at Newcomb Ranch, we met up with Pete Shen and his friend Daren. He reported several Lewis Woodpecker at a campsite at Chilao. We drove to the Manzanita campsite loop and stopped at the first restroom on the right side. Here we estimated about 20 LEWIS WOODPECKER. They were flying from tree to tree, close and far far from us. Their calls are like a mega-White-throated Swift. Wherever the squeaks were heard, there was a Lewis! We were surrounded by these woodpeckers! Also in the area were many PHAINOPEPLA. Their calls (single whistle and downslurred “chrr”) were heard all around the area. LAWRENCE’S GOLDFINCH were singing. Daren found a RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER and a RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER. I heard distant RED CROSSBILLS but they did not fly near us. CLARK’S NUTCRACKER was seen at Cloudburst Summit. It was a fruitful and beautiful day on the Crest!

Mary Freeman
Glendale, CA

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Date: 11/5/17 5:39 pm
From: Alex Coffey <coughster...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] FOS Varied Thrush @ Lil Santa Anita Cyn
Hello LA birders,

Been a while since I've had to chance to get out! I had a nice hike up the
Mt. Wilson Trail this afternoon north of Sierra Madre, into Little Santa
Anita Canyon. We went halfway: to Orchard Camp and back. Just at the last
.2 miles or so, deep below at the trickling stream we encountered a
surprising but delightful first-of-the-season VARIED THRUSH around 3pm.
Plenty of other usual suspects were nice as well.

Good birding,
--Alex Coffey
Eagle Rock

 

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Date: 11/4/17 9:13 pm
From: Rob Fowler <migratoriusfwlr...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Burrowing Owl at Monkish Brewery in Torrance
Hi all,
Today I saw a story on Instagram by Monkish Brewery in Torrance about
having a small owl roosting inside their brewery for the past couple of
days. It IS a Burrowing Owl! I gave them some advice on how to try and get
it out of there safely. But, if you'd like to get a hold of them or know
somebody who could help them deal with this rare situation just google
Monkish Brewery and find their contact info.

This is also a spectacular brewery and one of the best on the West Coast so
if you love beer you'd love what Monkish has to offer (gosh that sounds
like an ad. It's not!),

Cheers!

Rob Fowler

--
Rob Fowler
McKinleyville, CA

 

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Date: 11/4/17 9:13 pm
From: <sbreslochness...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] "white" (Snow/Ross's) type Goose, at Lake Balboa
I went over to Lake Balboa this afternoon to check out the resident Ross's Geese there.
I photographed one of the birds (limping bird associating with Canada/Domestic hybrid and domestic Graylag), and felt it seemed a little bit off. The bill seemed on the long side, and some aspects of body structure just didn't seem right for pure Ross's.
I was wondering if this bird might be some sort of backcross between Snow and Ross's, or if it's genetic ancestry had been decided a while ago. Either way if some experts could weigh in that would be greatly appreciated.
All photos can be seen on my ebird checklist: https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40311715 https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40311715
Good birding
Samuel Bressler
 

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Date: 11/4/17 5:17 pm
From: Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Claremont Loggerhead Shrike
On top of a large round fleshy dark green bush in the field north of the dam at Claremont Wilderness Park. Visible from any direction, including if you look south from the upper parking lot.
Hope it stays for the CBC.

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
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Date: 11/4/17 12:07 pm
From: <condor262001...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Black-Throated Blue Warbler at El Dorado Park Long Beach
After many of the observers left the bird continued to show in the bottlebrush. There was even better lighting for photography, between 9 and 10AM, when I left. The link to my images is


https://www.flickr.com/photos/25876581@N00/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/25876581@N00/




Jim Hecht
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Date: 11/4/17 7:53 am
From: jeff bray <jbray4913...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Re: BT Blue Warbler, El Dorado Park



The bird continues this morning in the same area. Was just seen at 7:50am



Jeff Bray

Irvine, CA







>
> On Nov 2, 2017 at 10:04 AM, <Mark Scheel <scheel314...> [LACoBirds] (mailto:<lacobirds-noreply...>)> wrote:
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Date: 11/3/17 5:56 pm
From: David Barton <dagnabbit1956...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Re: BT Blue Warbler, El Dorado Park
Interestingly, Kathy and I also had a male BTBW this a.m., but it was in our Sherman Oaks back yard.  It presumably is the same bird I first found yesterday at about 4:30 p.m. at a birthbath in our yard.  This morning it was feeding in some privet and Cestrum bushes. 
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Date: 11/3/17 4:55 pm
From: <busyday...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Palm Warbler @ Hollydale Park (South Gate)
Birders,

Fri 3 Nov

This morning there was a Palm Warbler at the north end of Hollydale Park, along the fence east of the northernmost horse exercise arena. It also briefly joined a small flock of White-crowned Sparrows where the fence makes a right angle opposite the north restroom building. (Maybe just a coincidence, but there was a Palm in this same general area over the winter of '12-'13.)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/24297713538
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/38094427996

Of some interest, yesterday at Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook, a Cackling Goose (prob. "Aleutian") was with a Canada flock on the lawn along El Segundo Blvd, south of the south lake.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/38123234381

Richard Barth
West Hollywood


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Date: 11/3/17 2:08 pm
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Subject: [LACoBirds] Los Angeles RBA- 3 November 2017
- RBA

* California

* Los Angeles RBA

* November 3, 2017

* CALA1711.03





-Birds mentioned



Black Scoter

Ridgways Rail

American Bittern

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

GREATER PEWEE

Vermilion Flycatcher

Tropical Kingbird

Lapland Longspur

Chestnut-collared Longspur

Clay-colored Sparrow

Lark Bunting

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Gray-headed Junco

Black-and-white Warbler

American Redstart

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Palm Warbler

Pine Warbler

Summer Tanager







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





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Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert

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Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted





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



Two female BLACK SCOTERS were off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo on November 1. Both were north of Imperial Highway in the vicinity of lifeguard station 49.



A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was at Blaisdell Park in Claremont from October 29-30 behind the softball field backstop on the east side of the park.



The GREATER PEWEE at Rustic Canyon in Pacific Palisades was reported through October 29. It has most often been seen at 830 Brooktree Road.



A VERMILION FLYCATCHER was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica on October 26. Another was at Columbia Park in Torrance on October 31 in the northwest part of the Community Garden.



A VERMILION FLYCATCHER continued in Area 3 of El Dorado Park in Long Beach through October 31. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER also continues at the park, last seen in Area 2 in oaks northwest of the lake.



A TROPICAL KINGBIRD was at Legacy Park in Malibu on October 28 near the pond. A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen on the north side of the pond the same day. A RIDGWAYS RAIL continues at the pond, being reported through October 29.



A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale on October 31 by parking lot 2.



A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was at the Chilao Visitors Center in the San Gabriel Mountains from October 28-31.



A DARK-EYED GRAY-HEADED JUNCO was at the parking lot for the San Gabriel River West Fork along Highway 39 north of Azusa on October 31.



A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at a residence in Brentwood on November 1 and another continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through October 31.



A female AMERICAN REDSTART was at Madrona Marsh in Torrance on November 2 in willows in the meadow area.



A male BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER was at El Dorado Park in Long Beach on November 2. Enter the park at Los Arcos and park at the end. The bird was in bottlebrush along the golf course fence near a banner featuring a picture of an American Coot.



Another BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER was at a residence in Sherman Oaks form November 1-2.



A PALM WARBLER was at Biola University in La Mirada (below the bluff apartments) on October 31.



A PINE WARBLER was at La Mirada Creek Park on October 31. It was in the lower part of the park, south of Imperial Highway and south of the northernmost bridge.



A SUMMER TANAGER continued at the Village Green Condominiums on Los Angeles through October 29. It was last seen on the west side of the large central lawn area.



San Clemente Island had a number of continuing birds, with an AMERICAN BITTERN through October 31, a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON through November 1, a LAPLAND LONGSPUR continuing through October 31, a CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPUR through November 2 and a PALM WARBLER through November 1. A LARK BUNTING was found on October 30.





- end transcript



Jon L Fisher

Glendale, CA

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Date: 11/3/17 8:16 am
From: <kebarton...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Black-throated blue warbler
We’ve had an adult male in our yard in the Sherman Oaks Hills for the last 3 days. Photos are attached to our eBird list.

Katheryn Barton
Sherman Oaks

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Date: 11/2/17 10:04 am
From: Mark Scheel <scheel314...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] BT Blue Warbler, El Dorado Park
Hi all,

I'm just the messenger...

Becky Turley called me 10am Nov 2; she is looking at a male Black-throated
Blue Warbler at El Dorado Park, found by Jeff Boyd earlier. From
Studebaker, enter the park on Los Arcos and park at the end of Los Arcos.
The bird is in bottlebrush along the golf course fence, near a banner with
a picture of a coot.

Mark Scheel
Pasadena

 

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Date: 11/1/17 4:18 pm
From: <busyday...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] 2 Black Scoters off Dockweiler Beach
Birders,

Wed 1 Nov

Late morning there were 2 female-type Black Scoters (not together) in a loose flock of approx 300 Surf Scoters off Dockweiler Beach lifeguard station #49, well north of Imperial Hwy. The flock eventually picked up and moved beyond lifeguard #47 and I didn't follow it. Photos under overcast conditions:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/38099152131
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/26322709549
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/38046284086
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/26322610119

Richard Barth
West Hollywood


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Date: 10/31/17 2:59 pm
From: <jonathan.james...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Pine Warbler, La Mirada Creek Park
I found a oddly placed Pine Warbler in La Mirada Creek Park during my lunch today. This was in the lower part of the park south of Imperial Highway. I saw it while it was feeding on the ground with a bunch of Yellow-rumped Warblers just south of the northernmost bridge in that section of the park (near the two ficus trees). This is not particularly close to any pine trees, though there are a couple along the highway. There are many, many, many Yellow-rumps to sort through in this area.

I also had a Palm Warbler on the horse trail just south of La Mirada Boulevard inside Biola University's campus.

Jonathan Rowley
Tustin, CA


 

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Date: 10/31/17 9:10 am
From: <longcore...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Evening Program - World Travels with Paul / Los Angeles Audubon Society (11/1/17)
You are cordially invited to an evening program of the Los Angeles Audubon Society:



WOLRD TRAVELS WITH PAUL (Or why birding is not just about birds)


Paul Fox
Paul Fox began his photography interests at age 8. Though he fought a friend who introduced him to birding tooth and nail, he began birding at age 37, but wishes that he had started that earlier. Paul was fortunate to have Arnold Small and Herb and Olga Clarke amongst others as his early birding teachers. Paul will to present a photographic tour of (some of) the world. Mostly birds, but he could not travel and not see what else there is to marvel at.





When: November 1, 2017, 7:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
Where: Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook State Park 6300 Hetzler Road, Culver City, California. Parking available by the visitor’s center.


Travis Longcore
Los Angeles






 

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Date: 10/30/17 10:47 pm
From: <jseawaterman...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Wilson's Snipe at Ballona Freshwater Marsh 10/29/17
Birders ~ Walking along the Marsh on the Lincoln side south of Jefferson, I observed 2 Snipes on the mudflats. On the way back down an hour or so later, I observed them again, on a different mudflat.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/54549270@N03/26254822769/in/dateposted/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/54549270@N03/26254822769/in/dateposted/



Joyce Waterman
Santa Monica
 

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Date: 10/30/17 10:25 pm
From: <jseawaterman...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Wilson's Snipes at Ballona Freshwater Marsh 10/29/17
Birders ~ Yesterday, as I walked on the Lincoln side of the March, I observed 2 Wilson's Snipes foraging in the muddy out-crops. Two different locations on the Lincoln side.


file:///Users/joyce/Documents/Wilson's%20Snipe%20%7C%20Ballona%20Freshwater%20Marsh%20%7C%20Joyce%20Waterman%20%7C%20Flickr.pdf


Joyce Waterman
Santa Monica

 

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Date: 10/30/17 9:42 pm
From: <jseawaterman...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Wilson's Snipe Ballona Freshwater Marsh 10/29/17
Birders ~ I saw 2 Wilson's Snipes yesterday on the Lincoln side of the Marsh.. for those interested, look for the muddy spits suitable for Snipe foraging. Saw them in two different locations on the Lincoln side. file:///Users/joyce/Documents/Wilson's%20Snipe.jpg


Joyce Waterman
Santa Monica

 

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Date: 10/30/17 1:29 pm
From: Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] 2nd/different YB Sapsucker Claremont
Okay folks this is going to be confusing, so hold on and pay attention. There is a park in southern Claremont called Blasdell Park where Dan found a yellow-bellied sapsucker. I went to that park this morning and did not see his sapsucker. I shrugged, not worried about it, assuming that sometime during the course of this winter, preferably before December 31st, I will bump into this bird since I live in the neighborhood.
Today I went hiking in the mountains and found three Townsend's solitaires with 50 Western bluebirds at Barrett Stoddard Road (but no Pine Siskins. Yaaargh).
On the way back down I stopped at the northern extreme end of Claremont at Blaisdell Preserve (several miles north of the other Blaisdell location). When I walked in at the southeastern corner of the park i.e. preserve where there is a rusty metal chain across the gravel road and approached the row of thin tamarisk trees, the first bird that I saw was an immature female yellow-bellied sapsucker with an all white throat.
Neil Gilbert (the O.G. original Neil Gilbert who retired and moved out-of-state) introduced me to this Preserve approximately 10 years ago as the go-to spot in the winter for Varied Thrush.

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Date: 10/29/17 8:06 pm
From: Daniel Stoebel <dstoebel...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Blaisdell Park, Claremont
Hi birders,

A male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was in Blaisdell Park in Claremont this afternoon at around 5pm. This bird had a complete red throat with a think black border.

The bird was high in a bare silk-floss tree, drilling rows of wells and drinking from them. This tree is located behind the backstop of the softball field, on the eastern side of the park.

Good birding,

Dan Stoebel
Claremont



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Date: 10/29/17 4:07 pm
From: <busyday...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] SUTA continues @ Village Green
Birders,

Sun 29 Oct

Early this morning Don Sterba heard and saw the female-type Summer Tanager (from Tuesday) in sycamores on the west side of the large central lawn, then we both had it around 0900 in the same area. The Painted Redstart (from Monday) was not seen. The Village Green is on Rodeo Rd between La Brea and La Cienega. Photos of the tanager from today:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/38024035611
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/37993212752
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/37314937384

Richard Barth
West Hollywood


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Date: 10/29/17 10:16 am
From: Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Claremont Cassin's Finch
Hi folks, I have been hearing a weird bird the last 2 day at the southwest corner of Wheeler Park, Claremont. The bird works its way north along the western edge of the park following the same route, interesting ly, as the Plumbeous Vireo in previous winters. By the way, I have not had a Plumbeous in the park in a year. Depressing. Anyways, the last couple of days I have been hearing this bird that sounds like a drunk guy doing a bad imitation of a Plumbeus Vireo and I finally just saw the bird and it looked like a house finch, which blew my mind. I suspected that it was a Cassin's Finch, but played different recordings while standing underneath the bird to clinch it. My mind is blown.

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Date: 10/28/17 5:22 pm
From: Irwin Woldman <iwoldman...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Malibu this morning
First stopping at Pepperdine Ponds, there was a Horned Grebe and two female Buffleheads in the pond closest to Malibu Canyon Road. Afterwards a walk through the Malibu Lagoon area produced 5 Gull species (including Bonaparte's). 4 more Grebe species (including Clark's). 8-10 Snowy Plovers, a Semi-palmated Plover and the usual; Black-bellied and Kildeer. Another keen birder who I met also had a Cattle Egret and a Cackling Goose. Still no loons offshore and no other gulls, such as Glaucous-winged, Iceland (Thayer's), Mew or unexpected ones. The only terns found were Royal. A mixed flock of Willet, Whimbrel, Marbled Godwit and Sanderlings rounded out the assortment near the east end of the Lagoon.                                                                                

Birdingly,

Irwin Woldman
Studio City
 

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Date: 10/28/17 1:47 pm
From: Kimball Garrett <kgarrett...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] White-crowned X White-throated Sparrow, etc., Veterans Park
Birders,



Veterans Park in Sylmar this morning was a bit disappointing for "winter invasive" species (though 2 Red-breasted Nuthatches there fit this category). But there was a very interesting Zonotrichia sparrow at the edge of the brushy area north of the olive tree row that appeared to be a White-crowned X White-throated Sparrow hybrid, a combination I have not seen before. Photos are in my eBird checklist here:



http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40174264



Also of note was a female Williamson's Sapsucker happily foraging high on the trunk of one of the tall palms north of the west side of the olive tree row.



Kimball



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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
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Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA
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Date: 10/28/17 1:21 pm
From: Tom Benson <Thomasabenson...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Tropical Kingbird at Malibu Legacy Park
In addition to the kingbird, there was also a Clay-colored Sparrow foraging with White-crowned Sparrows on the north side of the lagoon. No luck with the Ridgway's Rail, though it was reported by someone else in the reeds at the far east end of the lagoon.
Tom Benson San Bernardino, CA

-------- Original message --------From: "Tom Benson <Thomasabenson...> [LACoBirds]" <LACoBirds-noreply...> Date: 10/28/17 12:11 PM (GMT-08:00) To: <lacobirds...> Subject: [LACoBirds] Tropical Kingbird at Malibu Legacy Park












There is currently a Tropical Kingbird at Malibu Legacy Park, moving around the perimeter of the lagoon (Oct 25, noon).
Tom Benson San Bernardino, CA
















 

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Date: 10/28/17 1:02 pm
From: Kimball Garrett <kgarrett...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Anybody birding Encanto Park/San Gabriel River in Duarte tomorrow?
All,



Due to a monumental calendar screw-up, I am not available to lead a bird walk I was supposed to lead in Duarte tomorrow morning (Sunday 29 October) for the Duarte Historical Society. This is a walk I do once or twice a year, partly because it's a fun birding area, and partly as a favor to my sister Claudia who presides over that group.



The walk will begin at 7:30 a.m. from the Duarte Historical Museum in Encanto Park (off Encanto Parkway north of Foothill Blvd. in Duarte, along the west side of the San Gabriel River). Donuts and coffee are available inside the museum at 7:00 a.m. We usually make a circuit around Encanto Park, the cross the Puente Largo bridge to the east side of the river channel and work upstream to one or two of the flood control weirs. There's water in the river, and it's a good time of year to get a good variety of birds. The walk shouldn't last more than two hours -- we usually go over the bird list at the end of the walk (more coffee and donuts).



If anybody is available to lead the walk, please let me know (off the list-serve) and I can give you more details. It's very low-pressure birding (most of the participants are beginners, and many are perpetual beginners). If there are several of you - that's even better.



Looking forward to hearing from someone.



Kimball


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Date: 10/28/17 12:11 pm
From: Tom Benson <Thomasabenson...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Tropical Kingbird at Malibu Legacy Park
There is currently a Tropical Kingbird at Malibu Legacy Park, moving around the perimeter of the lagoon (Oct 25, noon).
Tom Benson San Bernardino, CA
 

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Date: 10/28/17 9:42 am
From: Tom Benson <Thomasabenson...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Greater Pewee continues in Pacific Palisades (Oct 28)
Brittany O'Connor and I saw the continuing Greater Pewee this morning. After initially standing at the usual spot on Brooktree Road and hearing it call a few times between 7:45-8:00 AM, we decided to walk on the opposite side of the creek up Latimer Road (as others had done last Sunday). We eventually saw it perched in the tallest eucalyptus trees above the creek, looking over 779 Latimer Road. It then flew to an evergreen along Latimer Road, and then further upslope to the east where we lost sight of it (but could still hear it calling). This was between 9:00-9:15.
I will note that there appears to be no street parking along Latimer Road. One can park near the intersection of Brooktree and Hightree and walk up Latimer to the end. Also, there is a pedestrian bridge at the end of Latimer Road that, while not signed no trespassing, does lead to Rustic Creek Lane on the other side, which is signed as a private roadway. Searching from Latimer Road in the morning has the added advantage of having the sun at your back if you're looking toward the creek.
Tom Benson San Bernardino, CA
 

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Date: 10/28/17 7:40 am
From: <merryledel...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Cackling Geese at Malibu Lagoon Oct 27
Yesterday just as we were leaving I think there were 3 Cackling Geese (Aleutian) in Malibu Lagoon. We were on the side trail branching of the west side of the lagoon. I had posted them as Canadas on ebird and notice they got flagged but didn't get the "email" yet, and I had questioned how to list them. It seems this is the right time of year for migrating Cacklers.

The Cattle Egret was still there. Several snow plovers and a few sanderling, and one first winter Heerman's Gull.

Photos on the ebird checklist. Comments welcome
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40157955 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40157955



Merryl Edelstein
Long Beach



 

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Date: 10/27/17 1:36 pm
From: Jon Fisher <JonF60...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Los Angeles RBA- 27 October 2017
- RBA

* California

* Los Angeles RBA

* October 27, 2017

* CALA1710.27





-Birds mentioned



Cackling Goose

Surf Scoter

Red-necked Grebe

American Bittern

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Zone-tailed Hawk

GREATER PEWEE

Vermilion Flycatcher

Tropical Kingbird

Pacific Wren

Evening Grosbeak

Lapland Longspur

CASSINS SPARROW

Lark Bunting

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Gray-headed Junco

Black-and-white Warbler

Lucys Warbler

Palm Warbler

Painted Redstart

Summer Tanager

Scarlet Tanager





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





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Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert

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

Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted





-Transcript



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



A CACKLING GOOSE was at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh near Playa Vista on October 23.



A SURF SCOTER was at the Piute Ponds (on Big Piute Pond) on Edwards AFB on October 26. A letter of permission is required for entry.



A RED-NECKED GREBE continued on Lake Machado at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City through October 23.



A ZONE-TAILED HAWK was seen flying over Ernie Howlett Park in Rolling Hills Estates on October 20.



The GREATER PEWEE at Rustic Canyon in Pacific Palisades was reported through October 22. It has most often been seen at 830 Brooktree Road. At the same location from October 21-22 was a CASSINS SPARROW.



A TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued at El Dorado Park in Long Beach through October 21 on the east side of the lake in Area 3. A VERMILION FLYCATCHER also continued in Area 3 through October 21.



A PACIFIC WREN was in Big Tujunga Wash on October 22.



An EVENING GROSBEAK was at the Chilao Visitors Center in the San Gabriel Mountains on October 22.



A LARK BUNTING continued at Agua Amarga Canyon on the Palos Verdes Peninsula through October 22. It has been by the south rim of the canyon.



A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was in San Pedro on October 21. Another was reported at the LA County Arboretum on October 26 (possibly the continuing bird near the top of Tallac Knoll).



BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERS were continuing at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through October 22 (in the southeast area) and at El Dorado Park in Long Beach through October 24 (in Area 2 west of the north end of the lake.



A PAINTED REDSTART was seen briefly at the Village Green Condominiums on Los Angeles on October 23. It was in the Firewheel Tree behind unit 5343. Nearby was a SUMMER TANAGER in the bottlebrush in front of unit 5339. This is private property, but birders are welcome. Please be thoughtful of the residents.



San Clemente Island had a flock of 25 CACKLING GEESE on October 19, an AMERICAN BITTERN on October 24, a continuing YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON through October 23, a LAPLAND LONGSPUR from October 24-26, a GRAY-HEADED JUNCO from October 22-24, a LUCYS WARBLER on October 24, a PALM WARBLER continuing through October 26, a SUMMER TANAGER on October 25 and a SCARLET TANAGER continuing through October 22.





- end transcript



Jon L Fisher

Glendale, CA

<JonF60...><mailto:<JonF60...>





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Date: 10/27/17 10:30 am
From: <jseawaterman...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Vermilion Flycatcher (HY) at Woodlawn 10/26/17
Birders ~ this very active VEFC observed yesterday at Woodlawn @ 2:30pm. On first view, similar to Says Phoebe, but size, white throat and relatively short tail suggest a
"male hatch-year" - K. Garrett
(https://www.flickr.com/photos/54549270@N03/37939676982/in/dateposted/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/54549270@N03/37939676982/in/dateposted/

Joyce Waterman
Santa Monica
 

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Date: 10/26/17 5:14 pm
From: Martin Meyers <martin...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Ross's Goose at Malibu Lagoon


This afternoon, there was a a Ross's Goose mixed in with the gulls at Malibu Lagoon. Based on eBird, this appears to be the first occurrence there this season (or, at least, the first submitted to eBird.)
I didn"t see anything else out of the ordinary, but there was a nice assortment of the expected species, including several Royal Terns, large numbers (100+) of Marbled Godwits, Willets, and Black-bellied Plovers.  Also quite a few Whimbrels, Ruddy Turnstones, and Snowy Plovers. One of the eight Heermann's Gulls I saw appeared to be hatch year or second year. It flew off before I had a chance to study it in detail or photograph it.
Martin
Martin MeyersTruckee, CA       Photo website: http://SierraBirdbum.com
Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone
 

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Date: 10/24/17 12:49 pm
From: <busyday...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Village Green
Birders,

Tues 24 Oct

Unfortunately I had no luck with the Painted Redstart this morning. If it's still around, the firewheel behind #5343 (where it was seen yesterday) is apparently not it's favorite haunt. Approx 0815 there was briefly a female-type Summer Tanager in the bottlebrush in front of Unit #5339.

Richard Barth
West Hollywood


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