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10/22/18 11:26 am John Thomlinson via Groups.Io <la_limey_birder=<yahoo.com...> [LACoBirds] Palm Warbler at Dominguez Hills
10/22/18 10:59 am kevin_lapp via Groups.Io <kevin_lapp=<yahoo.com...> [LACoBirds] Cassin/Plumbeous redux
10/21/18 11:54 pm condor262001 via Groups.Io <condor262001=<yahoo.com...> [LACoBirds] Continuing Dickcissel Lunada Bay Elementary School
10/21/18 9:19 pm <wildbirdbob...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Restrictions at Ecological Reserve Gate-Ballona Creek
10/21/18 5:07 pm Don Sterba <donsterba...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Summer Tanager at The Village Green
10/21/18 3:20 pm Merryl Edelstein via Groups.Io <merryledel=<yahoo.com...> [LACoBirds] Dickcissel still here Lunada Bay Elem.
10/21/18 2:29 pm Mary & Nick Freeman <mnfreeman...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Blackburnian Warbler Bill Killdee Park, Camarillo
10/21/18 9:57 am Edmond Griffin <eegriffin2...> [LACoBirds] Dickcissel continues at Lunada Bay Elementary, Oct 21, 2018
10/21/18 8:34 am Mark Scheel <scheel314...> [LACoBirds] Possible McCown's Longspur, 60th M
10/20/18 5:30 pm Rod Higbie <warblerod...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Prairie Falcon at Brackett Field in La Verne
10/20/18 5:29 pm Jmn1992 via Groups.Io <Jmn1992=<yahoo.com...> [LACoBirds] Dickcissel continues on the lunada bay field across from agua amarga
10/20/18 1:19 pm Donna <donnabray...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> Re: [LACoBirds] Plumbeous @ Ladera Park
10/20/18 10:58 am MURIEL KOTIN <mkotin...> [LACoBirds] FW: Lewis's Woodpecker at SSFL
10/19/18 5:23 pm <busyday...> [LACoBirds] Plumbeous @ Ladera Park
10/19/18 2:32 pm Chezy Yusuf via Groups.Io <tiggertaylor2=<yahoo.com...> Re: [LACoBirds] Mountain Plover at Dockweiler Beach
10/19/18 1:26 pm Jon Fisher <JonF60...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Los Angeles RBA- 19 October 2018
10/19/18 1:25 pm Jon Fisher <JonF60...> [LACoBirds] Los Angeles RBA- 19 October 2018
10/19/18 11:28 am Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] WW Scoter Long Beach
10/19/18 11:17 am kevin_lapp via Groups.Io <kevin_lapp=<yahoo.com...> [LACoBirds] Mountain Plover at Dockweiler Beach
10/18/18 1:50 pm Kimball Garrett <kgarrett...> [LACoBirds] Nazca Booby specimen
10/16/18 6:24 pm <busyday...> [LACoBirds] 2 LAR Dunlins
10/16/18 6:08 pm Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> Re: [LACoBirds] Claremont evening raptors
10/16/18 2:51 pm eleanor osgood <gardenbird1...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> Re: [LACoBirds] continuing Dickcissel Colorado Lagoon
10/16/18 3:15 am Bernardo Alps <whalephoto...> [LACoBirds] Red-footed Booby Port of Los Angeles
10/15/18 10:22 pm Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] continuing Arcadia Dickcissel
10/15/18 10:18 pm Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] continuing Dickcissel Arcadia
10/14/18 12:26 pm <streatham2003...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] PAS Monthly Meeting - Wednesday Oct 17 - California's Wild and Scenic Rivers
10/14/18 8:01 am Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> Re: [LACoBirds] Red throated pipit, 50th E and N, AV.
10/13/18 8:26 pm Tom Benson via Groups.Io <thomasabenson=<aol.com...> Re: [LACoBirds] Red throated pipit, 50th E and N, AV.
10/13/18 4:36 pm Tom Benson via Groups.Io <thomasabenson=<aol.com...> Re: [LACoBirds] Red throated pipit, 50th E and N, AV.
10/13/18 12:45 pm Mark Scheel <scheel314...> [LACoBirds] Red throated pipit, 50th E and N, AV.
10/12/18 6:20 pm Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] Claremont evening raptors
10/12/18 2:02 pm Jon Fisher <JonF60...> [LACoBirds] Los Angeles RBA- 12 October 2018
10/11/18 9:19 pm Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] White Winged Dove Malibu?
10/11/18 4:06 pm <busyday...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] single Dunlin @ LAR - Long Beach
10/11/18 11:04 am Kimball Garrett <kgarrett...> [LACoBirds] An eBird mea culpa, and Ladder-backed Woodpeckers
10/10/18 3:41 pm <busyday...> [LACoBirds] Cattle Egret - LAR South Gate
10/10/18 10:55 am <k7lkgcvxezokocx5fevlhrwar4pvmvrbads7gg3m...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Re: Yellow-rumped Warbler self-attack
10/9/18 6:10 pm <busyday...> [LACoBirds] 3 Pectorals at LAR n. of Willow
10/9/18 11:57 am Chris Dean via Groups.Io <chrisanndean=<yahoo.com...> [LACoBirds] Common Ground Dove
10/8/18 10:09 pm <aviduetsky...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Yellow-rumped Warbler self-attack
10/7/18 9:21 pm Tom Benson via Groups.Io <thomasabenson=<aol.com...> [LACoBirds] SBVAS pelagic trip (Oct 7)
10/7/18 4:02 pm <busyday...> [LACoBirds] photos of the Prothonotary at Ladera
10/7/18 2:48 pm <busyday...> [LACoBirds] Prothonotary Warbler @ Ladera Park
10/7/18 12:37 pm <dotandruss...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Ovenbird at Westchester Bluff
10/7/18 10:41 am Andrew Birch <andyrbirch...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] LAPLAND LONGSPUR, Toyon Landfill, Griffith Park
10/6/18 4:43 pm <busyday...> [LACoBirds] Tropical Kingbird @ LAR Willow St
10/6/18 11:42 am Mary & Nick Freeman <mnfreeman...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] White-winged Dove at Legacy Park
10/6/18 8:34 am Edmond Griffin <eegriffin2...> Re: [LACoBirds] Tropical Kingbird at Ken Malloy Harbor Park, Sep 30, 2018
10/6/18 8:00 am Mark Scheel <scheel314...> [LACoBirds] Greater Pewee continues
10/5/18 12:09 pm <walter.lamb...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Cooper's Hawk Shootings
10/5/18 11:55 am Chris Dean via Groups.Io <chrisanndean=<yahoo.com...> [LACoBirds] Grasshopper Sparrow
10/4/18 7:47 pm Jon Fisher <JonF60...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Los Angeles RBA- 4 October 2018
10/1/18 1:28 pm David Barton via Groups.Io <dagnabbit1956=<yahoo.com...> [LACoBirds] Palm Warbler at LA River/Sepulveda Basin
9/30/18 12:34 pm <kims.sight...> [LACoBirds] Yellow-fronted Canary at Deforest Wetlands
9/30/18 11:01 am Edmond Griffin <eegriffin2...> [LACoBirds] Tropical Kingbird at Ken Malloy Harbor Park, Sep 30, 2018
9/30/18 9:06 am Edmond Griffin <eegriffin2...> Re: [LACoBirds] Chesnut sided warbler continues at Ken Malloy harbor regional park - 9/30/2018
9/29/18 6:28 pm Chezy Yusuf via Groups.Io <tiggertaylor2=<yahoo.com...> Re: [LACoBirds] Chesnut sided warbler continues at Ken Malloy harbor regional park
9/29/18 3:13 pm <busyday...> [LACoBirds] Bank Swallow @ LAR n. of Willow
9/29/18 8:19 am Jmn1992 via Groups.Io <Jmn1992=<yahoo.com...> [LACoBirds] Chesnut sided warbler continues at Ken Malloy harbor regional park
9/28/18 8:56 pm eleanor osgood <gardenbird1...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> Re: [LACoBirds] Broad-billed Hummingbird in Los Liones Canyon
9/28/18 2:34 pm Jon Fisher <JonF60...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Los Angeles RBA- 28 September 2018
9/27/18 11:44 pm David Ellsworth <davidells...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Yellow-crowned Night-Heron continues at Cabrillo Salt Marsh
9/27/18 11:44 pm David Ellsworth <davidells...> [LACoBirds] Yellow-crowned Night-Heron continues at Cabrillo Salt Marsh
9/27/18 5:12 pm Jonathan Feenstra <feenstra...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> Re: [LACoBirds] Broad-billed Hummingbird in Los Liones Canyon
9/26/18 6:43 pm kathleen and jerry batey <jerrybatey...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Broad-billed Hummingbird in Los Liones Canyon
9/25/18 8:12 pm <busyday...> [LACoBirds] some recent LAR Willow-Wardlow notes
9/24/18 11:31 am Mary & Nick Freeman <mnfreeman...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Glendale Prothonotary Warbler this morning
9/24/18 8:08 am Naresh Satyan <naresh.satyan...> Re: [LACoBirds] Birding Catalina island?
9/23/18 2:19 pm Kimball Garrett <kgarrett...> [LACoBirds] Blackpoll Warbler at Pearblossom Park
9/23/18 10:29 am Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Re: Claremont Tennessee Warbler
9/23/18 9:13 am Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Claremont Tennessee Warbler
9/22/18 8:31 pm Jon Fisher <JonF60...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> [LACoBirds] Fw: Los Angeles RBA- 22 September 2018
 
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Date: 10/22/18 11:26 am
From: John Thomlinson via Groups.Io <la_limey_birder=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Palm Warbler at Dominguez Hills
Nice views of a Western Palm Warbler this morning.  It was at the south end of the scraped field due east of Lot 4A, first seen on the ground among the Yellow-rumps, then it flew up, preened for a while in a tree tobacco, then flew off.  I could not re-find it, but in fairness I did not spend a lot of time trying to do so.  I put a photo in the ebird checklist eBird Checklist – CSU Dominguez Hills, Los Angeles County, California, US – Mon Oct 22, 2018 – 32 species

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John
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: 10/22/18 10:59 am
From: kevin_lapp via Groups.Io <kevin_lapp=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Cassin/Plumbeous redux
Birders:

back in May, I had an ID question about a Cassin's Vireo, and the gist of the discussion was that the Cassin's/Plumbeous determination can be really hard.  If anyone wants to take a look at some pictures of a solitary-type probably-Cassin's vireo I saw at Ladera Park on Saturday (which appears to be both a Cassin's and a Plumbeous), I'm always happy to learn from better birders. 

Context: Dick Barth had a Plumbeous, with photos, the day before. I found this vireo in a different part of the park than where he reported the plumbeous (his was near basketball courts, mine was in the far northern part of the park). I saw the bird 3 times over 20 minutes. At one point, I thought I might have been seeing two birds, but that seems unlikely.

My eBird checklist with some photos is here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49316824
A few more photos on flickr here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/34061022@N07/30517538187/in/dateposted/

Kevin Lapp
Culver City

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Date: 10/21/18 11:54 pm
From: condor262001 via Groups.Io <condor262001=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Continuing Dickcissel Lunada Bay Elementary School
This is a continuing bird found by Jun and Bin on Saturday (10/20) in a nearby canyon but appears to like the filed of Lunada Bay
Elementary School. I arrived at the field at Lunada Bay Elementary School around 10AM.  Shortly thereafter Lou Tucker showed up and

 

we looked for the Dickcissel with little luck. Just before leaving I saw Ed Griffin’s ebird post and followed his (my paraphrase) instructions. Go into the first basketball court after passing through  the school. Go right to the westernmost portion of the concrete. Look towards the octagonal blue and tan   thingy (actually a playpen) and  see the Dickcissel feeding on the grass/dirt.

Very cooperative. Some pictures can be found at

 

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

 

I assume because it is a school that it would be mostly off limits during the week.

Jim Hecht

 

Hermosa Beach CA

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Date: 10/21/18 9:19 pm
From: <wildbirdbob...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Restrictions at Ecological Reserve Gate-Ballona Creek
Hi Birders. As we were finishing the walk at Ballona today (10/21/18), we were met at the gate by a Cal Fish & Wildlife Warden. She informed us that Fish & Wildlife is now enforcing the no trespassing beyond the locked gate, due to problems with homeless east of the gate. She told us that folks going past the gate without written permission will be subject to citations. The state, county sherrif and LAPD are all now patrolling the area.



On a brighter note, there was a female HOME in the creek west of the gate. She was with 3-4 female RUDU.


Bob Shanman
Manhattan Beach
 

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Date: 10/21/18 5:07 pm
From: Don Sterba <donsterba...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Summer Tanager at The Village Green
Sun 21 Oct

This morning there was a female-type Summer Tanager at the NW edge of the
central lawn. Details are here:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49353454

A Cassin's Vireo was in large trees at the southern edge of the central
lawn.

Don Sterba
Culver City

 

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Date: 10/21/18 3:20 pm
From: Merryl Edelstein via Groups.Io <merryledel=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Dickcissel still here Lunada Bay Elem.
3:15 pm. Entry near the school
Merryl Edelstein 
Long Beach


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Date: 10/21/18 2:29 pm
From: Mary & Nick Freeman <mnfreeman...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Blackburnian Warbler Bill Killdee Park, Camarillo
Hi Birders

Nick and I with Becky Kitto and Jane Haynes found an immature BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER (1:30pm) in the tans behind the baseball diamond closest to the tennis courts. This is the north end of Bob Kildee Park Community Park on Eston Street. A single WARBLING VIREO was in the same trees. An immature/female type AMERICAN REDSTART was in the Laguna Tams after 12 noon. Lots of photos were taken of BLWA.

GO DODGERS!!

Mary Freeman
Glendale CA

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Date: 10/21/18 9:57 am
From: Edmond Griffin <eegriffin2...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Dickcissel continues at Lunada Bay Elementary, Oct 21, 2018
Hi All,

Here are my notes from eBird:

Foraging with large flock of House Finches. Obvious yellow and brown bird when finally found. Light/white chin. Heavy gray bill. Brownish-gray face with faint yellow above and below eye. Yellow breast up to throat. Undersides completely unmarked. White near vent. Rufous chestnut patch near shoulder. Thick striped dark and tan pattern in middle of upper back. It took almost an hour to find it. At 9:35am I was sitting at corner of playground at 33°46′2″ N 118°24′58″ W looking SSW towards the full height basketball courts. I managed to get much closer to it later. I was near 33°46′1″ N 118°25′1″ W and the bird was halfway between me and the tan and blue octagon play pen. At this distance the yellow supercilium was apparent.

Ed Griffin
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
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Date: 10/21/18 8:34 am
From: Mark Scheel <scheel314...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Possible McCown's Longspur, 60th M
Hi,

We are trying to relocate a Longspur we just found in a dirt field on the
west side of 50th E in the antelope valley, between Ave L and M. It was
very pale, like the horned larks it was with, with a broad supercilium
("clay colored sparrow" face pattern), and a lot of pale on the breast
without obvious streaking. We are leaning towards McCown's as opposed to
Chestnut collared, but we hope we can refind it.

The Golden Plover (now thought to be probably Pacific not American) is
still at 50th and M.

Mark Scheel
Dessi Sieburth

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Date: 10/20/18 5:30 pm
From: Rod Higbie <warblerod...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Prairie Falcon at Brackett Field in La Verne
Today October 20, 2018 there was an adult Prairie Falcon on the north side of Brackett Field in La Verne.  It was observed about 10 am on a power pole eating prey. south of the intersection of Wheeler Ave. and Puddingstone Dr.  Rod HigbieSan Dimas
 

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Date: 10/20/18 5:29 pm
From: Jmn1992 via Groups.Io <Jmn1992=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Dickcissel continues on the lunada bay field across from agua amarga
Hi all, 

The dickcissel continues at 33.767504,-118.418024 which is on the field of lunada bay elementary. Time is 5:28 pm.

Jonathan Nakai
Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles

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Date: 10/20/18 1:19 pm
From: Donna <donnabray...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Plumbeous @ Ladera Park
LA Co. Birders,
I have also had a Plumbeous Vireo. At Neff Park in La Mirada. Because eBird didn’t list as rarity for LA Co. I didn’t bother to put on this list. Sorry, the dates were 9-29 & 10-11. Both sightings were on the west side of the park, last time in a tree near the group picnic area.
Donna Bray
Norwalk

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> Fri 19 Oct
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> Late morning there was a Plumbeous Vireo at Ladera Park in Ladera Heights.. It was foraging mostly just west of the basketball court. (Occasionally I saw what appeared to be some yellow or green tones to the plumage, but I believe this effect was due to reflection from leaves...a common problem when trying to ID Plumbeous from Cassin's. My photos show only gray and white in the plumage.)
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/31562581338
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/31562575958
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/43620620550
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> Richard Barth
> West Hollywood
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Date: 10/20/18 10:58 am
From: MURIEL KOTIN <mkotin...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] FW: Lewis's Woodpecker at SSFL
Forwarding this in shortened form, on behalf of Mark Osokow, director of San Fernando Valley Audubon's San Fernando Valley Bird Observatory (at Santa Susana Field Labs in the Simi Hills).
Muriel Kotin
Malibu

Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2018 10:14 AM
Yesterday, during our afternoon post-banding site survey at SSFL, we observed a Lewis's Woodpecker at Silvernale Pond at ~ 3:45 p.m. The bird was observed on a snag frequented by Acorn Woodpeckers and was being harassed by them to the point where it flew off to another snag on the southeast side of the pond only to be harassed again by the ACWO's. The bird was clearly observed by myself and two banding assistants and appeared to be a full adult. This marks the 140th confirmed species observed at SSFL. The species was reported in 2011 by NASA's SSFL outreach coordinator, Merrilee Fellows, but was never officially acknowledged. We had a sighting of the species during the last (or possibly the previous) CBC at Chatsworth Nature Preserve, which is immediately downhill from SSFL.

Mark Osokow
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Date: 10/19/18 5:23 pm
From: <busyday...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Plumbeous @ Ladera Park
Birders,

Fri 19 Oct

Late morning there was a Plumbeous Vireo at Ladera Park in Ladera Heights. It was foraging mostly just west of the basketball court. (Occasionally I saw what appeared to be some yellow or green tones to the plumage, but I believe this effect was due to reflection from leaves...a common problem when trying to ID Plumbeous from Cassin's. My photos show only gray and white in the plumage.)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/31562581338
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/31562575958
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/43620620550

Richard Barth
West Hollywood

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Date: 10/19/18 2:32 pm
From: Chezy Yusuf via Groups.Io <tiggertaylor2=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Mountain Plover at Dockweiler Beach
Hi,

The Mountain Plover at Dockweiler Beach continues as of 2pm, 10-19-18. It was just outside of the Snowy Plover enclosure (north side).

Chezy Yusuf
Torrance, CA.

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Date: 10/19/18 1:26 pm
From: Jon Fisher <JonF60...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Los Angeles RBA- 19 October 2018
- RBA

* California

* Los Angeles RBA

* October 19, 2018

* CALA1810.19





-Birds mentioned



White-winged Scoter

American Golden-Plover

Mountain Plover

RED-FOOTED BOOBY

American Bittern

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

GREATER PEWEE

Vermilion Flycatcher

Tropical Kingbird

Pacific Wren

Red-throated Pipit

Clay-colored Sparrow

Vesper Sparrow

Large-billed Savannah Sparrow

Grasshopper Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Gray-headed Junco

Bobolink

Baltimore Oriole

Northern Waterthrush

Black-and-white Warbler

Virginias Warbler

Palm Warbler

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Dickcissel





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





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





Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert

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

Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted





-Transcript



This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for October 19.



A WHITE-WINGED SCOTER was in the LA River channel adjacent to the Golden Shore Reserve in Long Beach on October 19.



An AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER (October 13-17) and a RED-THROATED PIPIT (October 13-14) were in the east Antelope Valley last week. Both birds were in the field at the southwest corner of Ave. N and 50th Street East.



A MOUNTAIN PLOVER was at Dockweiler State Beach on October 19 just north of the Snowy Plover enclosure.



A RED-FOOTED BOOBY was at the Port of Los Angeles on October 15 between the Cabrillo Fishing Pier and the Angels Gate Lighthouse.



An AMERICAN BITTERN was at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh on October 18.



At least two YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS continued at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh through October 15. One was observed on the Marina del Rey breakwater on October 11.



The GREATER PEWEE in Pacific Palisades continued to be reported through October 16. The bird is in Rustic Canyon and has been seen by Latimer Road and Brooktree Road.



Two VERMILION FLYCATCHERS were at Santa Fe Dam on October 15.



The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at Entradero Park in Torrance continued through October 19. Look for this bird in the area around the pond.



A PACIFIC WREN was at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia on October 16 and 18. It was initially on the south side of Baldwin Lake west of the Queen Anne Cottage, but later was seen on the north side of the lake.



Two RED-THROATED PIPITS were on San Clemente Island on October 15.



CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS were at Hopkins Wilderness Park in Redondo Beach on October 11, at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena (by the sports field) from October 12-15, in Topanga on October 13, at Kenneth Hahn SRA in Baldwin Hills on October 13 and at Trump National Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes on October 14.



A LARGE-BILLED SAVANNAH SPARROW was on the middle jetty at the Ballona Creek mouth on October 17. Park at the north end of Pacific and walk across the Ballona Creek bridge and then left to get to the jetty.



A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale on October 14 near the dam outlet.



A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was at a residence in Torrance on October 18.



A BOBOLINK was along the LA River in the Sepulveda Basin on October 13 near the dam (south of Burbank Blvd.). Also present here was a PALM WARBLER from October 13-17.



A NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was on San Clemente Island from October 13-15.



A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through October 10. A PALM WARBLER was there on October 12.



Another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was around the park administration buildings at DeForest Park in Long Beach on October 14 and one was on San Clemente Island on October 13.



Yet another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was a Malibu Lagoon on October 18.



A VIRGINIAS WARBLER was at the UCLA Botanic Garden in Westwood on October 15. It was in the California Native and Desert sections. On October 16, a ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was above the upper bridge over the creek. A male BALTIMORE ORIOLE was seen briefly by the northwest entrance on October 19..



A PALM WARBLER was at Peck Road Park in Arcadia (Peck Road, south of Live Oak) from October 13-14. It was at the northwest corner of the south lake. A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continued here through October 15. At the north end of the north lake, a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen from October 14-15. A DICKCISSEL was present in this same area from October 14-15.



The DARK-EYED GRAY-HEADED JUNCO continued by the sports field Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena through October 15.



A DICKCISSEL continued at Colorado Lagoon in Long Beach (along the fence between the lagoon and golf course) through October 16. A VESPER SPARROW was on the golf course on October 17.





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Glendale, CA

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Date: 10/19/18 1:25 pm
From: Jon Fisher <JonF60...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Los Angeles RBA- 19 October 2018
- RBA

* California

* Los Angeles RBA

* October 19, 2018

* CALA1810.19





-Birds mentioned



White-winged Scoter

American Golden-Plover

Mountain Plover

RED-FOOTED BOOBY

American Bittern

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

GREATER PEWEE

Vermilion Flycatcher

Tropical Kingbird

Pacific Wren

Red-throated Pipit

Clay-colored Sparrow

Vesper Sparrow

Large-billed Savannah Sparrow

Grasshopper Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Gray-headed Junco

Bobolink

Baltimore Oriole

Northern Waterthrush

Black-and-white Warbler

Virginias Warbler

Palm Warbler

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Dickcissel





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





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





Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert

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

Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted





-Transcript



This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for October 19.



A WHITE-WINGED SCOTER was in the LA River channel adjacent to the Golden Shore Reserve in Long Beach on October 19.



An AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER (October 13-17) and a RED-THROATED PIPIT (October 13-14) were in the east Antelope Valley last week. Both birds were in the field at the southwest corner of Ave. N and 50th Street East.



A MOUNTAIN PLOVER was at Dockweiler State Beach on October 19 just north of the Snowy Plover enclosure.



A RED-FOOTED BOOBY was at the Port of Los Angeles on October 15 between the Cabrillo Fishing Pier and the Angels Gate Lighthouse.



An AMERICAN BITTERN was at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh on October 18.



At least two YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS continued at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh through October 15. One was observed on the Marina del Rey breakwater on October 11.



The GREATER PEWEE in Pacific Palisades continued to be reported through October 16. The bird is in Rustic Canyon and has been seen by Latimer Road and Brooktree Road.



Two VERMILION FLYCATCHERS were at Santa Fe Dam on October 15.



The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at Entradero Park in Torrance continued through October 19. Look for this bird in the area around the pond.



A PACIFIC WREN was at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia on October 16 and 18. It was initially on the south side of Baldwin Lake west of the Queen Anne Cottage, but later was seen on the north side of the lake.



Two RED-THROATED PIPITS were on San Clemente Island on October 15.



CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS were at Hopkins Wilderness Park in Redondo Beach on October 11, at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena (by the sports field) from October 12-15, in Topanga on October 13, at Kenneth Hahn SRA in Baldwin Hills on October 13 and at Trump National Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes on October 14.



A LARGE-BILLED SAVANNAH SPARROW was on the middle jetty at the Ballona Creek mouth on October 17. Park at the north end of Pacific and walk across the Ballona Creek bridge and then left to get to the jetty.



A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale on October 14 near the dam outlet.



A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was at a residence in Torrance on October 18.



A BOBOLINK was along the LA River in the Sepulveda Basin on October 13 near the dam (south of Burbank Blvd.). Also present here was a PALM WARBLER from October 13-17.



A NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was on San Clemente Island from October 13-15.



A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through October 10. A PALM WARBLER was there on October 12.



Another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was around the park administration buildings at DeForest Park in Long Beach on October 14 and one was on San Clemente Island on October 13.



Yet another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was a Malibu Lagoon on October 18.



A VIRGINIAS WARBLER was at the UCLA Botanic Garden in Westwood on October 15. It was in the California Native and Desert sections. On October 16, a ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was above the upper bridge over the creek. A male BALTIMORE ORIOLE was seen briefly by the northwest entrance on October 19.



A PALM WARBLER was at Peck Road Park in Arcadia (Peck Road, south of Live Oak) from October 13-14. It was at the northwest corner of the south lake. A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continued here through October 15. At the north end of the north lake, a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen from October 14-15. A DICKCISSEL was present in this same area from October 14-15.



The DARK-EYED GRAY-HEADED JUNCO continued by the sports field Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena through October 15.



A DICKCISSEL continued at Colorado Lagoon in Long Beach (along the fence between the lagoon and golf course) through October 16. A VESPER SPARROW was on the golf course on October 17.





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Jon L Fisher

Glendale, CA

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Date: 10/19/18 11:28 am
From: Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] WW Scoter Long Beach
Hi
There is a White Winged Scoter swimming with surf scoters to the left or west of Golden Shore Preserve. The white wing patch is obvious from 200 yards away. I don't have my camera with me because I'm working today. The scooter flock is essentially at the mouth of the LA River where it comes into the bay. Park at the parking lot for Golden Shore preserve, I look towards all of the red and white cranes on Terminal Island. You might also want to walk over to the west of the RV park and walk along the LA River and look for it that way. There is also a long-billed Curlew here in The Preserve, proper. Why? Because I don't need it for a year bird, and because I don't have my camera with me. That's why.

Thomas Geza Miko
653 S. Indian Hill Blvd.,#C
Claremont, CA 91711
cell one: 909.241.3300
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Date: 10/19/18 11:17 am
From: kevin_lapp via Groups.Io <kevin_lapp=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Mountain Plover at Dockweiler Beach
Birders:

I found a Mountain Plover at 9:30 this morning about 30 yards north of the snowy plover enclosure at Dockweiler Beach (GPS 33.946718, -118.445777). It was hanging out with the snowy plovers. It flushed each time a person walked by, but didn't go far when it flushed. Hopefully it sticks around since none were seen in the Antelope Valley in the winter. Photos in my eBird checklist here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49295934

Kevin Lapp
Culver City

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Date: 10/18/18 1:50 pm
From: Kimball Garrett <kgarrett...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Nazca Booby specimen
Birders,

Some of you might have seen the near-adult Nazca Booby on the beach at Leo Carrillo State Park on 7 August (or when it was across the Ventura County line on the beach near Neptune's Net on 6 August). As was reported here, the bird was caught by rehabbers late in the day on 7 August and taken to the California Wildlife Center (where given intake # 18-3203).

Unfortunately, the booby expired later that evening, and is now a specimen at the Natural History Museum of L. A. County. It represents the first specimen of this species for Los Angeles County, and one of only 2-3 for California. Johanna Dawes prepared the skin yesterday (17 October) and we recorded the following information:

LACM catalog number 121174
Tissue sample # LAF 9032
Weight = 991 g (about 300 g below the lower limit for the species as indicated in Nelson's "The Sulidae", so the bird was obviously extremely emaciated)
Male = L testis 9x2 mm; R testis 8x2 mm
Wing = 409 mm (flattened wing 426 mm)
Tail = 173 mm
Tarsus = 53.1 mm
Bill (culmen) = 101.3 mm
Bill (depth at base) = 35.2 mm
Wing molt (mixture of old, new and growing primaries and secondaries)
Ectoparasites: 25+ feather lice saved
Plumage adult-like, but with a wash of pale brown on the head and neck and scattered dark brown feathers on the wing coverts.
Bill with much pinkish-orange color, becoming paler (yellowish) near the tip; legs dark olive-slate with a slight purple cast to the webs; eyes dull yellow-brown; bare facial skin blackish.

With an unprecedented movement of Nazca (and Masked and Red-footed) boobies into California waters in the past year or so, it is clear that at least some of these birds are not finding food, either starving or hanging out around fishing boats and harbors where susceptible to fish hooks, etc. Brown Boobies, on the other hand, seem to have adapted well to oceanographic/prey changes and now occur in numbers approaching triple digits around some of the Channel Islands.

Kimball

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


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Date: 10/16/18 6:24 pm
From: <busyday...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] 2 LAR Dunlins
Birders,

Tues 16 Oct

This morning at the L.A.River Jeff Boyd and I had two Dunlins---one between Wardlow Rd and the 405 Fwy, the other between the 405 and the Metro Blue Line (this bird possibly the individual that was north of the Metro Line last week).
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/31499055528
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/45374575531
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/30434464117
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/44650219614

We saw a Loggerhead Shrike hunting east of the river north of Wardlow Rd on our way upriver, but were unable to locate it on our way back.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/44650167664

Richard Barth
West Hollywood




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Date: 10/16/18 6:08 pm
From: Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Claremont evening raptors
Tuesday 10/16/2018 1803:
I literally just stepped off the Metrolink train (trying to make up for all of the driving that I did Sunday by taking the train on weekdays) and a dark morph adult Swainson's Hawk wad soaring over head. A dark Merlin crossed paths with it. Somebody call the FAA and report this near-miss.
Tom Miko
PS: I doubt that this Swainson's Hawk was the same bird that I saw a couple of days ago.

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

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From: <LACoBirds...> <LACoBirds...> on behalf of Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...>
Sent: Friday, October 12, 2018 6:20:50 PM
To: <lacobirds...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Claremont evening raptors

I've been standing in the cemetery for the last hour in Claremont and approximately an hour ago I had a very very very dark Merlin that had no facial pattern so I'm going to describe it in The eBird as a Black Merlin. I couldn't get pictures of it because it was a fast, low flying bird.
Just now, and equally dark, if not darker Swainson's Hawk soared in from the north, approaching the cemetery, then it literally took a left and went east into San Bernardino County. I think it was looking for Howard King. Not finding him, it came back over the cemetery and posed for photographs.
I keep hoping for a Broad-winged Hawk, but at least I got a Swainson's this fall. A year ago, last fall I think I didn't even get a single Swainson's.
BTW is anybody interested and driving from Southern California up to Marin County for the common ringed plovers, leaving at 3 or 4 tomorrow, Saturday morning, and getting home late tomorrow night? I won't go alone.
Tom
PS: Go Dodgers! (I can't wear a Dodgers hat or t-shirt during the postseason, because it will cause them to lose)
PPS: whenever I stand here in the cemetery in the spring or fall looking for Swainson's Hawks, I get sad because I remember that John Small always wanted to come here and join me, hoping to see them.

Thomas Geza Miko
653 S. Indian Hill Blvd.,#C
Claremont, CA 91711
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Date: 10/16/18 2:51 pm
From: eleanor osgood <gardenbird1...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] continuing Dickcissel Colorado Lagoon
This morning around 10:00 Karen Hondrick and I found the Dickcissel at Colorado Lagoon in Long Beach.  It was foraging with a mixed flock of birds in an oak tree at the the north east end of the trail that runs adjacent to the golf course. Access the trail either via 6th St. or cross over the lagoon on the bridge from the beach side.  
Eleanor OsgoodCulver City 

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To: "<LaCoBirds...>" <LaCoBirds...>; mailto:La Co Birds <lacobirds...>
Sent: Monday, October 15, 2018 10:19 PM
Subject: [LACoBirds] continuing Dickcissel Arcadia

  The Dickcissel continued in Arcadia, today, at Peck Road Water Conservation Park, at the following specific location: https://goo.gl/maps/1XAyCL8D5N62 All of my photos of it are out-of-focus, as it was inside a bunch of sticks and branches, but of you want to torture yourself with docu-shots, here you go: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49214397I think Chris Dean got one that was in focus.It was super windy, but tomorrow (Tuesday 10/16/18) should be much beter.Tom MikoClaremont
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Date: 10/16/18 3:15 am
From: Bernardo Alps <whalephoto...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Red-footed Booby Port of Los Angeles
Hi all.

While conducting a large whale entanglement training for a group from
Sakhalin Island, Russia, in the outer harbor on Monday, I had a fly-by
immature Red-footed Booby at 16:09.

We were approximately 100 meters north of the breakwater, about halfway
between the Cabrillo Beach fishing pier and the Angels' Gate lighthouse.
The bird approached from the direction of the Main Channel and flew towards
the ocean (north to south). It was all dark brown with a mostly dark bill
and with a subtle blue coloration around the eye and some pinkish along the
upper edge of the bill. I estimate it to be about a year old, and it does
not appear to match the photos of any other RFBO in the area that I could
find in a brief search of eBird. My photos are at
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49220053

Last Thursday (Oct. 11), I had a juvenile Yellow-crowned Night Heron on the
inside of the Marina del Rey breakwater.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that there are still a
few spaces available on the eight-hour pelagic trip aboard the Magician out
of 22nd Street Landing in San Pedro on Saturday, November 3. This is a
super exciting time to get out on the water in Southern California (the
chase is on to match the five-booby day from Ventura/Santa Barbara a week
ago). We plan to travel around the Palos Verdes Peninsula to the mouth of
the Redondo Canyon along the escarpment and then head back down to the oil
rigs where a Sea and Sage pelagic trip had a Red-footed and a Masked/Nazca
Booby a week ago. The trip leaves at 07:00. Cost is $130 per person with
meals included.

Take care,

Bernardo


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Date: 10/15/18 10:22 pm
From: Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] continuing Arcadia Dickcissel
The Dickcissel continued in Arcadia, today, at Peck Road Water Conservation Park, at the following specific location: https://goo.gl/maps/1XAyCL8D5N62 All of my photos of it are out-of-focus, as it was inside a bunch of sticks and branches, but of you want to torture yourself with docu-shots, here you go: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49214397 I think Chris Dean got one that was in focus.
It was super windy, but tomorrow (Tuesday 10/16/18) should be much better.
Tom Miko
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Date: 10/15/18 10:18 pm
From: Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] continuing Dickcissel Arcadia
The Dickcissel continued in Arcadia, today, at Peck Road Water Conservation Park, at the following specific location: https://goo.gl/maps/1XAyCL8D5N62 All of my photos of it are out-of-focus, as it was inside a bunch of sticks and branches, but of you want to torture yourself with docu-shots, here you go: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49214397 I think Chris Dean got one that was in focus.

It was super windy, but tomorrow (Tuesday 10/16/18) should be much beter.

Tom Miko

Claremont

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Date: 10/14/18 12:26 pm
From: <streatham2003...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] PAS Monthly Meeting - Wednesday Oct 17 - California's Wild and Scenic Rivers
Hi All,
Rivers and the riparian habitat they support are key to several important bird species locally in Southern California. 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the National Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. Steve Evans from California Wilderness Coalition (CalWild) will present a program exploring the act’s legacy of protecting free-flowing rivers and streams throughout the state. Even in these politically troubled times, there is legislation pending in congress that will more than double the miles of protected rivers in the state. Come learn what you can do to be good stewards of rivers currently in the system and how to secure protection for new rivers and streams. Steve Evans, the Wild & Scenic Rivers Program Director for CalWild, has been involved in the protection of more than 480 miles of wild and scenic rivers in the last 30 years.
Luke Tiller, Programs Chair PAS
California's Wild and Scenic Rivers - Steve Evans
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
7:30 pm-9:00 pm (social time from 7:00pm)@ Eaton Canyon Nature Center 1750 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena


 

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Date: 10/14/18 8:01 am
From: Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Red throated pipit, 50th E and N, AV.
Sunday 10/14/2018
Hi
Dessi and Beatrix pulled up right behind my car at 7:05 a.m. and promptly started showing me all of the birds. First he showed me a greater white-fronted goose, then he showed me the American Golden Plover, then he showed me the red throated pipit.
We are in Palmdale at the intersection of Avenue N and 50th Street East. The goose and the plumber were seen from 50th Street East, and the pivot flock is best viewed from Avenue N
Tom Miko
Dessi Sieburth
Beatrix Schwarz

Thomas Geza Miko
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From: <LACoBirds...> <LACoBirds...> on behalf of Mark Scheel <scheel314...>
Sent: Saturday, October 13, 2018 7:45:16 PM
To: mailto:La Co Birds; <lacobirds...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Red throated pipit, 50th E and N, AV.

Hi,

We have a red-throated pipit at the SW corner of Ave N and 50th St E, in the antelope valley. It is with 100 American pipits on the sod. It is distant, but scope views show pale streaks on the back, and more dark streaking underneath than the American pipits. There's also a pectoral sandpiper hiding in a taller grass patch and sometimes sticking it's head up.

Mark and Janet Scheel
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Date: 10/13/18 8:26 pm
From: Tom Benson via Groups.Io <thomasabenson=<aol.com...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Red throated pipit, 50th E and N, AV.
We eventually got brief looks at the Red-throated Pipit as it flew over us as we were standing on Avenue N, and gave its loud, clear 'speeee' call almost directly overhead. It landed in the field north of Avenue N, but quickly vanished in the taller sod, and we were not able to relocate it. This occurred right around sunset.
Tom Benson San Bernardino, CA 
-------- Original message --------From: "Tom Benson via Groups.Io" <thomasabenson=<aol.com...> Date: 10/13/18 4:35 PM (GMT-08:00) To: Mark Scheel <scheel314...>, <lacobirds...> Cc: <LACoBirds...> Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Red throated pipit, 50th E and N, AV.
No luck with the pipit yet, but we did find an American Golden-Plover in the same sod field.
Tom Benson San Bernardino, CA 
-------- Original message --------From: Mark Scheel <scheel314...> Date: 10/13/18 12:45 PM (GMT-08:00) To: "mailto:La Co Birds" <LACoBirds...>, <lacobirds...> Subject: [LACoBirds] Red throated pipit, 50th E and N, AV.
Hi,
We have a red-throated pipit at the SW corner of Ave N and 50th St E, in the antelope valley. It is with 100 American pipits on the sod. It is distant, but scope views show pale streaks on the back, and more dark streaking underneath than the American pipits. There's also a pectoral sandpiper hiding in a taller grass patch and sometimes sticking it's head up.
Mark and Janet ScheelPasadena CA 




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Date: 10/13/18 4:36 pm
From: Tom Benson via Groups.Io <thomasabenson=<aol.com...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Red throated pipit, 50th E and N, AV.
No luck with the pipit yet, but we did find an American Golden-Plover in the same sod field.
Tom Benson San Bernardino, CA 
-------- Original message --------From: Mark Scheel <scheel314...> Date: 10/13/18 12:45 PM (GMT-08:00) To: "mailto:La Co Birds" <LACoBirds...>, <lacobirds...> Subject: [LACoBirds] Red throated pipit, 50th E and N, AV.
Hi,
We have a red-throated pipit at the SW corner of Ave N and 50th St E, in the antelope valley. It is with 100 American pipits on the sod. It is distant, but scope views show pale streaks on the back, and more dark streaking underneath than the American pipits. There's also a pectoral sandpiper hiding in a taller grass patch and sometimes sticking it's head up.
Mark and Janet ScheelPasadena CA 




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Date: 10/13/18 12:45 pm
From: Mark Scheel <scheel314...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Red throated pipit, 50th E and N, AV.
Hi,

We have a red-throated pipit at the SW corner of Ave N and 50th St E, in
the antelope valley. It is with 100 American pipits on the sod. It is
distant, but scope views show pale streaks on the back, and more dark
streaking underneath than the American pipits. There's also a pectoral
sandpiper hiding in a taller grass patch and sometimes sticking it's head
up.

Mark and Janet Scheel
Pasadena CA

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Date: 10/12/18 6:20 pm
From: Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Claremont evening raptors
I've been standing in the cemetery for the last hour in Claremont and approximately an hour ago I had a very very very dark Merlin that had no facial pattern so I'm going to describe it in The eBird as a Black Merlin. I couldn't get pictures of it because it was a fast, low flying bird.
Just now, and equally dark, if not darker Swainson's Hawk soared in from the north, approaching the cemetery, then it literally took a left and went east into San Bernardino County. I think it was looking for Howard King. Not finding him, it came back over the cemetery and posed for photographs.
I keep hoping for a Broad-winged Hawk, but at least I got a Swainson's this fall. A year ago, last fall I think I didn't even get a single Swainson's.
BTW is anybody interested and driving from Southern California up to Marin County for the common ringed plovers, leaving at 3 or 4 tomorrow, Saturday morning, and getting home late tomorrow night? I won't go alone.
Tom
PS: Go Dodgers! (I can't wear a Dodgers hat or t-shirt during the postseason, because it will cause them to lose)
PPS: whenever I stand here in the cemetery in the spring or fall looking for Swainson's Hawks, I get sad because I remember that John Small always wanted to come here and join me, hoping to see them.

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Date: 10/12/18 2:02 pm
From: Jon Fisher <JonF60...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Los Angeles RBA- 12 October 2018
- RBA

* California

* Los Angeles RBA

* October 12, 2018

* CALA1810.12





-Birds mentioned



Eurasian Green-winged Teal

Common Ground-Dove

White-winged Dove

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

GREATER PEWEE

Tropical Kingbird

Gray Catbird

Red-throated Pipit

Lapland Longspur

Clay-colored Sparrow

Black-chinned Sparrow

Lark Bunting

Grasshopper Sparrow

Ovenbird

Northern Waterthrush

Black-and-white Warbler

Prothonotary Warbler

Tennessee Warbler

Virginias Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Palm Warbler

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Indigo Bunting

Dickcissel





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 October 12.



The "EURASIAN" GREEN-WINGED TEAL has apparently returned for another winter along the LA River in Glendale, adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area at the corner of Victory and Riverside.



A COMMON GROUND-DOVE was at the Piute Ponds from October 9-10 on the east side of Duckbill Lake. A letter of permission is required for entry.



A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was at Legacy Park in Malibu on October 6.



Three YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS (two juveniles and one sub-adult )were present at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh on October 10. One to two had been reported throughout this past week.



A noteworthy find- and the first well documented coastal slope record for LA County- was a LADDER-BACKED WOODPECKER found in Big Tujunga Wash on October 6.



The GREATER PEWEE that spent last winter in Pacific Palisades had returned as of October 5. The bird is in Rustic Canyon and has been seen by Latimer Road and Brooktree Road.



A TROPICAL KINGBIRD was at Entradero Park in Torrance from October 5-10, when it was joined by a second bird on the latter date. Look for them in the area around the pond.



Another TROPICAL KINGBIRD was along the LA River in Long Beach (north of the Willow Street crossing) on October 6.



A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was in Griffith Park from October 7-9. Directions are as follows (note this is a steep trail). Park at Mineral Wells and head Northwest through the grassy picnic area. Go up the short concrete drainage ramp and take the trail towards Rattlesnake Springs. After 200 yards, take a left up the very, very steep paved road past the sign that says Toyon Landfill. This is where the bird has been seen.



A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was on the west side of Apollo Park in Lancaster on October 4. Others were at Colorado Lagoon in Long Beach (along the fence by the golf course) on October 6, at Hansen Dam near Lake View Terrace (by the north fence of the upper athletic field) on October 5, continuing at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through October 5 and at Rosedale Angelus Cemetery in Los Angeles on October 7.



A BLACK-CHINNED SPARROW was at Madrona Marsh in Torrance from October 9-10.



A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale from October 5-6, in the weedy area west of the westernmost parking area.



An OVENBIRD was on Westchester Bluff (visible from the Loyola Marymount University campus) on October 7. Directions are as follows. Go to the parking lot in the northeast corner of campus. Walk to the left around the opaque fence to where you can see through the fence (just east of the small building called the "Bird's Nest"). The bird was visible from this spot.



The NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH continued in Big Tujunga Wash through October 6, in the bushes along the north edge of Haines Creek Channel east of the pool of standing water.



A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was a Creek Park in La Mirada (in the upper portion below the uppermost bridge) on October 5. Another one continued at Madrona Marsh through October 5.



A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was at Ladera Park in Ladera Heights on October 7. It was by the Squirrel Nest and Shady Palm picnic areas.



A PALM WARBLER was at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena on October 8 in the Annex area in the far northwest part of the basin. A DARK-EYED GRAY-HEADED JUNCO was by the sports field on October 10.



The male INDIGO BUNTING at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia continued through October 5 at the tule pond west of the main lake.



A DICKCISSEL was at Colorado Lagoon in Long Beach (at the edge of the golf course) from October 9-10.



A GRAY CATBIRD was on San Clemente Island on October 4, a VIRGINIA'S WARBLER was present there from October 4-8, a LARK BUNTING was found on October 4, a TENNESSEE WARBLER was there from October 6-8. A RED-THROATED PIPIT was found on October 7 and a BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER was there the same day. A ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was recorded on October 8.





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Jon L Fisher

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Date: 10/11/18 9:19 pm
From: Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] White Winged Dove Malibu?
Hi
Has anybody looked for and seen/not seen the White winged Dove at Legacy Park, Malibu?
Tom
PS: a bunch of us looked for, and did not find the Dickcissel at Colorado Lagoon, Long Beach, today Thursday 10/11/28.


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Date: 10/11/18 4:06 pm
From: <busyday...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] single Dunlin @ LAR - Long Beach
Birders,

Thurs 11 Oct

Hopefully there will be many more, but this bird appears to be the first one (reported) at the L.A.River this fall. It was loosely with several flighty peep flocks north of the Metro Blue Line. I had lots of trouble keeping track of it and getting photos as the flocks continually flushed and moved up and down the stretch between the Metro Line bridge and the freight RR bridge to the north.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/45255241061
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/30316500737

Downriver the three Pectoral Sandpipers continued north of the Willow St. pipe bridge. The Greater White-fronted Goose was south of Willow early but gone mid-morning.

Richard Barth
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Date: 10/11/18 11:04 am
From: Kimball Garrett <kgarrett...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] An eBird mea culpa, and Ladder-backed Woodpeckers
Birders,

Assuming many or most of you use eBird, I wanted to once again emphasize that you should review your eBird lists before submitting them, or review them immediately after submitting them and revise them as necessary. It is very easy to enter the wrong species, whether using the web-based checklist or pull-down lists of bird names or 4-letter codes, and a quick check of the list should quickly reveal offending entries. I bring this up because twice in the last week or so I failed to heed my own advice, and inadvertently entered 2 Common Ground-Doves from Ventura Harbor (instead of Eurasian Collared-Dove) and 14 Mountain Plovers from Hansen Dam (instead of Killdeer). [Sorry to those who went chasing....!].

In part because of my error, I've now revised the eBird filters for Mountain Plover in Los Angeles County, setting them at "0" year-round and county-wide. This species is now a major rarity in the county, and even the expected wintering flocks in the Antelope Valley have become greatly reduced and more erratic as that part of the county is converted to solar arrays, houses, and a growing dustbowl.

This morning I spent some time trying to "clean up" a number of coastal slope reports of Ladder-backed Woodpecker in the county. Apropos of my opening paragraph, I suspect that in virtually all cases the observer(s) meant to enter Nuttall's rather than Ladder-backed (none of the offending checklists included Nuttall's Woodpecker). Again, a quick check of the list before final submittal is called for. I hasten to add that Brad Rumble nicely photo-documented a male Ladder-backed Woodpecker in Tujunga Wash (northeast of the Angeles National Golf Club) last week, for the first well-documented coastal slope report in the county. So it is possible to get one, especially along the foothills of the San Gabriels near washes, but it's still a mega-rarity.

Kimball

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Date: 10/10/18 3:41 pm
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Subject: [LACoBirds] Cattle Egret - LAR South Gate
Birders,

Wed 10 Oct

This morning at the L.A.River there was a Cattle Egret in the company of two Snowy and two Great Egrets just south of the Firestone Blvd bridge in South Gate. It foraged in a patch of tall grasses on the west side of the channel. (A Cattle Egret was in this general location last November.) There is no parking at the Firestone bridge, you can park at Southern Ave and walk north.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/45233113771
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/44322912645
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/31359599388
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Richard Barth
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Date: 10/10/18 10:55 am
From: <k7lkgcvxezokocx5fevlhrwar4pvmvrbads7gg3m...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Re: Yellow-rumped Warbler self-attack
Alexander,

Back in 2009 a pair of Northern Parulas nested successfully at The Village Green, and I saw the territorial male attack his image in a car's window and side-view mirror:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S6794409 https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S6794409



Don Sterba
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Hello birders,


On Sunday, Oct. 07, I went to the LA County Arboretum to find that Indigo Bunting - all in vain.
While I was at the parking lot, I noticed how a Yellow-rumped Warbler was attacking its own reflection at a car's mirror. I've seen California Towhees doing that numerous times (mostly in their breeding season), but I've never seen such self-destructing aggression from a Warbler.
If interested, here's a link to a few photos:
https://flic.kr/s/aHsmrqUY6R https://flic.kr/s/aHsmrqUY6R



Good birding,
Alexander Viduetsky
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Date: 10/9/18 6:10 pm
From: <busyday...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] 3 Pectorals at LAR n. of Willow
Birders,

Tues 9 Oct

This morning Jeff Boyd and I had three juvenile Pectoral Sandpipers at the L.A.River, a continuing bird plus two new arrivals, a short distance above the Willow St pipe bridge.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/31339922108

(A straggler (late) Wilson's Phalarope was still present about opposite Spring St. Uncommon as a migrant at LAR, a Northern Harrier (female) flushed shorebirds as it cruised low down the river in this Willow-Wardlow stretch. The Greater White-fronted Goose persists...Jeff saw it south of the Willow St bridge early.)

Richard Barth
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Date: 10/9/18 11:57 am
From: Chris Dean via Groups.Io <chrisanndean=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Common Ground Dove
Hi,

There is a Common Ground Dove at Piute Ponds, east side of Duckbill. October 9, 11:55 am.

Chris Dean, Silver Lake
John Birsner, Quartz Hill

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Date: 10/8/18 10:09 pm
From: <aviduetsky...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Yellow-rumped Warbler self-attack
Hello birders,


On Sunday, Oct. 07, I went to the LA County Arboretum to find that Indigo Bunting - all in vain.
While I was at the parking lot, I noticed how a Yellow-rumped Warbler was attacking its own reflection at a car's mirror. I've seen California Towhees doing that numerous times (mostly in their breeding season), but I've never seen such self-destructing aggression from a Warbler.
If interested, here's a link to a few photos:
https://flic.kr/s/aHsmrqUY6R https://flic.kr/s/aHsmrqUY6R



Good birding,
Alexander Viduetsky
Valley Village, CA
 

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Date: 10/7/18 9:21 pm
From: Tom Benson via Groups.Io <thomasabenson=<aol.com...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] SBVAS pelagic trip (Oct 7)
San Bernardino Valley Audubon sponsored a pelagic trip out of Dana Point aboard the Ocean Institute's R/V Sea Explorer today, October 7. We travelled from Dana Point to Thirty Mile Bank, and then north toward Catalina Island, before returning eastward back to Dana Point. Unfortunately, today's route took us through mostly bird-free zones, including missing the large flock of storm-petrels that is regularly encountered at Thirty Mile Bank. We did, however, manage to see a few notable birds to break up the monotony of the trip. A BULLER'S SHEARWATER was in Orange County waters roughly 15 miles southwest of Dana Point. Two BROWN BOOBIES were on the LA County portion of Thirty Mile Bank, along with a Savannah Sparrow and a Brown-headed Cowbird. Upon re-entering Orange County in the afternoon, we saw three SABINE'S GULLS and a LONG-TAILED JAEGER. In Dana Point Harbor, we had an adult YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON in the morning and the immature LITTLE BLUE HERON in the afternoon.
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Date: 10/7/18 4:02 pm
From: <busyday...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] photos of the Prothonotary at Ladera
Birders,

Sun 7 Oct

Here are four photos of the Prothonotary Warbler:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/44443874264
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/44443857624
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/45117148182
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/45117120832

Richard Barth
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Date: 10/7/18 2:48 pm
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Subject: [LACoBirds] Prothonotary Warbler @ Ladera Park
Birders,

Sun 7 Dec

Early afternoon there was a Prothonotary Warbler at Ladera Park (near Slauson and LaBrea in Ladera Heights). It was mostly in sycamores and on the ground in the Squirrel Nest and Shady Palm picnic areas in the center of the park. Strangely, it was often associating with Chipping Sparrows and Dark-eyed Juncos. I'll post photos later.

Richard Barth
West Hollywood

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Date: 10/7/18 12:37 pm
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Subject: [LACoBirds] Ovenbird at Westchester Bluff
This morning at 10:10, I saw an Ovenbird at the top of the Westchester Bluff. It had white underparts with bold black streaks on the breast and sides, a distinct white eye ring, pink legs, and a warbler-type bill. My view was brief, but clear.


I saw it from the Loyola Marymount campus, a foot or two beyond the bluff-top fence. Go to the parking lot in the northeast corner of campus. Walk to the left around the opaque fence to where you can see through the fence. This is just east of the small building called the "Bird's Nest". An alternative is to walk uphill from the Playa Vista Riparian Corridor.


Russell Stone
Westchester
 

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Date: 10/7/18 10:41 am
From: Andrew Birch <andyrbirch...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] LAPLAND LONGSPUR, Toyon Landfill, Griffith Park
Hi all, there is a Lapland Longspur with a large group of Western Meadowlarks at the Toyon Landfill in Griffith Park. Hard to see on the ground and usually at distance- most views are in flight but listen for the distinctive rattle.
Park at Mineral Wells and head Northwest through the grassy picnic area. Go up the short concrete drainage ramp and take the trail towards Rattlesnake Springs. After 200 yards, take a left up the very, very steep paved road past the sign that says Toyon Landfill. This is a steep hike! Hike all the way to the very top and then head left in to the landfill (ducking underneath some large white pipes). There are no signs saying this is closed to the public but I must admit doesn't look like it should be open to the public (which is why I tend to visit at weekends when there are no staff around.) Find the meadowlark flock and you should find the longspur although there were times it was separated from the flock.
I'm attaching an audio file as photography was impossible and guessing if you are reading this on io groups you can get the file?
Also, here is a pin. I generally had the bird in the northern end of this huge field.
34°08'43.1"N 118°18'11.5"W

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Date: 10/6/18 4:43 pm
From: <busyday...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Tropical Kingbird @ LAR Willow St
Birders,

Sat 6 Oct

Approx 1130 hr Jeff Boyd and I had a Tropical Kingbird at the L.A.River. Jeff saw it fly out of the riverbed just north of the Willow St bridge and land high in a eucalyptus on the west side. We had decent looks at it from the bridge before it flew south down the river and unfortunately was not refound. (Very bright yellow below with color reaching well up into the pale breast, large-billed, large-headed look, light gray head with dark eye/ear patch.)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/45144544551
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/44422836204

The continuing juv Pectoral Sandpiper was about 100-125 yds north of the Willow pipe bridge. A lingering (late-ish) Wilson's Phalarope was also north of the pipe bridge. A bit farther upriver was the Greater White-fronted Goose which was seen flying out of the river on Tuesday with a small flock of Canadas; today having returned.

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Date: 10/6/18 11:42 am
From: Mary & Nick Freeman <mnfreeman...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] White-winged Dove at Legacy Park
Hi Birders

We are currently watching an adult WHITE-WINGED DOVE at Lagacy Park here in Malibu.

Mary Freeman
Glendale CA

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Date: 10/6/18 8:34 am
From: Edmond Griffin <eegriffin2...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Tropical Kingbird at Ken Malloy Harbor Park, Sep 30, 2018
Hi All,

I realized that I did not provide any description of the calling I heard from the TRKI in Harbor Park last week. I have updated my eBird entry with this:

The call was a monotonic, fast staccato burst of notes. Just as I learned long ago, “It sounds like someone rapidly running a finger along the tines of a hard plastic comb." There were no whistles or slurs or distinct cheeps. If you have the Sibley iPhone app and listen to the Couch's and Tropical calls, this bird sounded just like the Tropical Calls #1_TX. I am sure that both birds make a variety of calls but this one is not very easy to confuse with any of the Couch's calls.

Hope it helps,
Ed
Rancho palos Verdes, CA


> On Sep 30, 2018, at 11:01 AM, Edmond Griffin <eegriffin2...> wrote:
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> Hi All,
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> This bird comes and goes. Here are my notes. Bright yellow underside all the way up to the throat. Light throat. Noticeably larger black bill than adjacent Cassin’s kingbird. Light gray head with darker mask apparent. Forked tail. Greenish back. Flycatching from bare branches of tall dead tree. Seen from 33.782512, -118.294824 looking north.
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> Ed Griffin
> Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
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> On Sep 29, 2018, at 6:28 PM, Chezy Yusuf via Groups.Io <tiggertaylor2=<yahoo.com...> <mailto:tiggertaylor2=<yahoo.com...>> wrote:
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>> Hi,
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>> The Chestnut-sided Warbler continues as of 6pm, 9-29-18 at Ken Malloy. It was in the large ficus tree, right across from the flowering tree it was originally found in, in the north parking lot right by the Vermont St. entrance.
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>> Chezy Yusuf
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Date: 10/6/18 8:00 am
From: Mark Scheel <scheel314...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Greater Pewee continues
Hi everyone,

The Greater Pewee ebirded yesterday by Brian Daniels continues this
morning, Oct 6, in Rustic Canyon in Pacific Palisades. This is the same
location and presumably the same bird as last year. It was seen and heard
between 7:15 -7:40am, both from Latimer Road and from Brooktree Road, at
tops of tall trees in the canyon between those two roads. It gave multiple
pip-pip calls and multiple Jose Maria songs.

Mark and Janet Scheel
Pasadena

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Date: 10/5/18 12:09 pm
From: <walter.lamb...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Cooper's Hawk Shootings
All - A hockey buddy relayed to me an incident of a Cooper's Hawk shooting in the Brentwood area which has already been reported to the proper authorities. Apparently, some homing pigeon hobbyists use pellet guns to protect their hobby birds from attack. I am relaying this here only for folks to be on the lookout for this type of behavior.


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Date: 10/5/18 11:55 am
From: Chris Dean via Groups.Io <chrisanndean=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Grasshopper Sparrow
Hi,

There is a Grasshopper Sparrow at Santa Fe Dam west of the farthest parking lot in weedy area. I'm posting to both yahoo and groups io.

Happy Birding!
Chris Dean
Silver Lake
11:45am, October 5

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Date: 10/4/18 7:47 pm
From: Jon Fisher <JonF60...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Los Angeles RBA- 4 October 2018
- RBA

* California

* Los Angeles RBA

* October 4, 2018

* CALA1810.04





-Birds mentioned



Eurasian Wigeon

American Oystercatcher

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Vermilion Flycatcher

Tropical Kingbird

Bank Swallow

Green-tailed Towhee

Clay-colored Sparrow

Black-and-white Warbler

Tennessee Warbler

Virginia's Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Palm Warbler

Summer Tanager

Indigo Bunting





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





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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 October 4.



A male EURASIAN WIGEON continued on the main lake at Hansen Damn through September 27. Note: This bird was inadvertently listed as an American Wigeon on a previous RBA.



The AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER continued at Royal Palms Beach in San Pedro through October 1.



The adult YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON remained at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh through October 4. It has usually been seen by the elbow of the marsh (near the corner of Lincoln and Jefferson) or along the Lincoln arm of the marsh.



An adult female VERMILION FLYCATCHER was southwest of the lake at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale on October 3.



A TROPICAL KINGBIRD was at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City from September 29-October 3. It has been seen near the southwest corner of the lake.



Another TROPICAL KINGBIRD was at Colorado Lagoon in Long Beach from September 30-October 1 along with a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW.



Still another TROPICAL KINGBIRD was at Madrona Marsh in Torrance on October 1.



A BANK SWALLOW was over the LA River in Long Beach just above the Willow Street crossing on September 29.



A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was at the South Los Angeles Wetlands Park at 5th and Vermont on September 30.



A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at Madrona Marsh in Torrance on September 28. Another continued at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia (near the northwest corner of the south lake) through September 30.



A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach (in the central meadow area) with two present there through October 3. A TENNESSEE WARBLER also continued in the fennel near the abandoned south parking lot.



A VIRGINIA'S WARBLER was on San Clemente Island on October 2.



A MAGNOLIA WARBLER was at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia from September 29-30. It was in willows at the northeast corner of the south lake.



A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City from September 28-30. It has been in flowering trees around the parking lot off Vermont.



A PALM WARBLER was in the Sepulveda Basin on October 1. The bird was south of Burbank below the Haskell Creek footbridge just before it empties into the LA River.



A male SUMMER TANAGER was at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB on September 29 along Ave. C near the portable restroom.



A male INDIGO BUNTING continued at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia through September 30. It has been at the small tule pond. A female INDIGO BUNTING was at the north end of Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia on September 29. It was in the weedy "bowl" west of the inlet channel and north of the lake.





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Date: 10/1/18 1:28 pm
From: David Barton via Groups.Io <dagnabbit1956=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Palm Warbler at LA River/Sepulveda Basin
Birders,
I had a Palm Warbler in the brush at the west end of the footbridge over Haskell Creek, the one just above where the creek empties into the LA River south of Burbank Blvd.  Photos can be seen at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/redabbottgallery/44127808125
http://www.flickr.com/photos/redabbottgallery/44319594114
http://www.flickr.com/photos/redabbottgallery/44319594484

Many thanks to Kimball Garrett for assisting me in identifying this unfamiliar bird!
David BartonSherman Oaks


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Date: 9/30/18 12:34 pm
From: <kims.sight...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Yellow-fronted Canary at Deforest Wetlands
In the trees just south of the end of the board walk  saw this bird. I would love confirmation of my id. I assume it is an escapee?

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48844731

- Kim Moore

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Date: 9/30/18 11:01 am
From: Edmond Griffin <eegriffin2...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Tropical Kingbird at Ken Malloy Harbor Park, Sep 30, 2018
Hi All,

This bird comes and goes. Here are my notes. Bright yellow underside all the way up to the throat. Light throat. Noticeably larger black bill than adjacent Cassin’s kingbird. Light gray head with darker mask apparent. Forked tail. Greenish back. Flycatching from bare branches of tall dead tree. Seen from 33.782512, -118.294824 looking north.

Ed Griffin
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
> On Sep 29, 2018, at 6:28 PM, Chezy Yusuf via Groups.Io <tiggertaylor2=<yahoo.com...> wrote:
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> The Chestnut-sided Warbler continues as of 6pm, 9-29-18 at Ken Malloy. It was in the large ficus tree, right across from the flowering tree it was originally found in, in the north parking lot right by the Vermont St. entrance.
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Date: 9/30/18 9:06 am
From: Edmond Griffin <eegriffin2...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Chesnut sided warbler continues at Ken Malloy harbor regional park - 9/30/2018
Hi All,

Bright yellow green on upper parts very apparent. Two distinct wing bars. Pale unmarked gray beneath. Complete eye ring noticeable on plain gray face. Near the top of the ficus tree at 33.789750, -118.292766. Observed steadily (not continuously) between 08:30 and 09:00. Working both the pendulous clumps of leaves and sometimes the bare horizontal branches.

Ed Griffin
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
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> The Chestnut-sided Warbler continues as of 6pm, 9-29-18 at Ken Malloy. It was in the large ficus tree, right across from the flowering tree it was originally found in, in the north parking lot right by the Vermont St. entrance.
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Date: 9/29/18 6:28 pm
From: Chezy Yusuf via Groups.Io <tiggertaylor2=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Chesnut sided warbler continues at Ken Malloy harbor regional park
Hi,

The Chestnut-sided Warbler continues as of 6pm, 9-29-18 at Ken Malloy. It was in the large ficus tree, right across from the flowering tree it was originally found in, in the north parking lot right by the Vermont St. entrance.

Chezy Yusuf
Torrance, CA.




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Date: 9/29/18 3:13 pm
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Subject: [LACoBirds] Bank Swallow @ LAR n. of Willow
Birders,

Sat 29 Sep

Approx 1000 hr at the L.A.River Jeff Boyd picked out a Bank Swallow with a few Barns and a Tree foraging about opposite Spring St (north of the pipe bridge where the elevated power lines cross the river). The birds dispersed and were seen again near Willow St; the Bank Swallow possibly seen flying over the pipe bridge.

(Earlier this morning the recently reported Greater White-fronted Goose began associating with about a dozen Canadas and flew out of the river with them headed east.)

Richard Barth
West Hollywood

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Date: 9/29/18 8:19 am
From: Jmn1992 via Groups.Io <Jmn1992=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Chesnut sided warbler continues at Ken Malloy harbor regional park
The warbler is still continuing in and around the flowering trees by the parking lot off of Vermont.  Seen since 7:50am

Gps 33.789650,-118.292498

Jonathan Nakai
Rancho Palos Verdes

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Date: 9/28/18 8:56 pm
From: eleanor osgood <gardenbird1...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Broad-billed Hummingbird in Los Liones Canyon
Karen Hondrick and I went looking for the Broad-billed Hummingbird this Friday morning between 10:00 and 11:40..  We entered the Los Leones Canyon trail off the first parking lot of  three as one drives up Los Liones Canyon   We did not find the bird but we found in this area many native shrubs and wildflowers in bloom unlike further up the canyon.  An Anna's and two Allen's hummers were feeding on the buckwheat and zaushneria (spelling???) right near the stone amphitheater quite close to the trail entrance.  
Eleanor OsgoodCulver City

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Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Broad-billed Hummingbird in Los Liones Canyon

 
Birders:
Since negative data is still valuable, and I haven’t seen any posts from others who may have chased this bird - I’ll just state that I searched from about 1030-1130 without success.
Though my timing wasn’t ideal, the canyon where the bird was found is very nice chaparral and mixed woodland with essentially no flowers that would cause a hummingbird to stick around. I’m not saying to not look, and Los Liones Canyon is a very nice place, but if the Broad-billed Hummingbird is still in that area it’s more likely hanging out around some nice flowers in the surrounding residential area.
See the previous message for directions.
Jon FeenstraAltadena



On Sep 26, 2018, at 6:43 PM, kathleen and jerry batey <jerrybatey...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> wrote:
A hummingbird with a red bill and vibrant blue feathers was spotted 25 yards beyond the hiking trailhead of Los Liones Canyon today just before 4PM.  It looks like the guide book photos of a Broad-billed Hummingbird.
Los Liones Canyon intersects Sunset Blvd near PCH.  The trailhead is clearly marked and isn’t far from the Mormon Church.
Kathleen Waldron
Santa Monica, California
https://flic.kr/p/2btasii

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Date: 9/28/18 2:34 pm
From: Jon Fisher <JonF60...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Los Angeles RBA- 28 September 2018
- RBA

* California

* Los Angeles RBA

* September 28, 2018

* CALA1809.28





-Birds mentioned



Cackling Goose

American Oystercatcher

Broad-billed Hummingbird

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Sabine's Gull

Arctic Tern

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Purple Martin

Clay-colored Sparrow

Vesper Sparrow

Grasshopper Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow (dark-lored)

Dark-eyed "Gray-headed" Junco

Bobolink

Ovenbird

Black-and-white Warbler

Prothonotary Warbler

Tennessee Warbler

American Redstart

Blackpoll Warbler

CAPE MAY WARBLER

Blackburnian Warbler

Canada Warbler

Indigo Bunting





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This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for September 28.



The AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER continued at Royal Palms Beach in San Pedro through September 24.



A BROAD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD was in Los Liones Canyon in Pacific Palisades just past the trailhead on September 26.



A SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER was along the LA River in Long Beach (south of Willow Street) on September 22.



A SABINE'S GULL and an ARCTIC TERN were at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB on September 22, with the tern also seen the following day. Remember that a letter of permission is required for entry.



The adult YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON remained at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh through September 22. It has usually been seen by the elbow of the marsh (near the corner of Lincoln and Jefferson) or along the Lincoln arm of the marsh.



A juvenile YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continued at the Cabrillo Salt Marsh through September 27.



Two PURPLE MARTINS were along the LA River at Willow Street on September 24..



A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW (September 22), a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW (September 22-25) and a BOBOLINK (September 24) were at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia. Best areas are the weedy patches at the northwest corner of both the north and south lake.



The following birds were found on Santa Catalina Island this past week. Two CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS (September 22), a TENNESSEE WARBLER (September 23- by the mini golf area), a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER (September 22-23), a BLACKPOLL WARBLER (September 22-24- by the ferry terminal), a BOBOLINK (September 23- by the golf course). Twenty-four CACKLING GEESE were found on September 24.



A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continued at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach through September 23. It has been in the fennel by the old parking lot at the south end. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was here from September 22-23 in the central meadow area and a TENNESSEE WARBLER was present on September 27.



Another CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at White Point Nature Preserve in San Pedro on September 27, along with two dark-lored WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS.



A VESPER SPARROW was at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach on September 21 and another was along the LA River north of Willow Street on September 24.



DARK-EYED "GRAY-HEADED" JUNCOS were at the Chilao Visitor's Center on September 24 and at Madrona Marsh in Torrance on September 27.



An OVENBIRD was on San Clemente Island from September 24-27. The CAPE MAY WARBLER continued here through September 27 and the BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER did likewise through September 26.



A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through September 27 in the middle part of the preserve.



A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was at a residence in Glendale on September 23.



A TENNESSEE WARBLER was in Claremont near Wheeler Park on September 23. Another TENNESSEE WARBLER was at the UCLA Botanic Garden on September 26.



A BLACKPOLL WARBLER was at Pearblossom Park on September 23 and an AMERICAN REDSTART was there on September 24.



The CANADA WARBLER continued at Banning Park in Wilmington through September 22. It has been in a ficus tree behind the Banning House.



An immature male INDIGO BUNTING was at the small tule pond at the LA County Arboretum on September 26.





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Glendale, CA

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Date: 9/27/18 11:44 pm
From: David Ellsworth <davidells...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Yellow-crowned Night-Heron continues at Cabrillo Salt Marsh
The juvenile YCNH was at the Cabrillo Salt Marsh today (Sep 27).
During the time I observed from 3:34pm to 4:22pm, it was roosting in a
tree. Unusual visitors were 5 Brown-headed Cowbirds (1 adult female, 2
juveniles, 1 immature female, and 1 immature male with blotches of
black coming in), a female-type Cinnamon Teal, and a male Gadwall in
nonbreeding plumage. Also present in the salt marsh were 4 American
Coots, 3 Spotted Sandpipers, 2 Killdeer, 2 juvenile Black-crowned
Night-Herons, a Great Blue Heron, 2 Snowy Egrets (with one
territorially chasing the other often, as usual), a Willet, the male
Belted Kingfisher, a Say's Phoebe, 2 Black Phoebes, a Pacific-slope
Flycatcher, a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, an Orange-crowned Warbler, 2
House Wrens, 2 Northern Mockingbirds, 10 American Crows, 2 Common
Ravens, an adult Western Gull, 2 California Towhees, and a House
Finch. When one of the Black-crowned Night-Herons finally came down to
start hunting at 3:02pm, it started shooing away crows.

The YCNH was also at the salt marsh on Sep 23. Shortly after I arrived
(at 3:28pm), at 3:38pm it came out into view in a tree roost, flew
down to hide under the main walkway, then 3:46pm came down to the
marsh to start hunting. I continued to observe it until 4:24pm; during
most of that time it was hunting along the edge of the island (though
I did not see it catch anything).

On Sep 23 the Northern Fulmar apparently continued at the Cabrillo
Fishing Pier according to an eBird checklist, but every time I've
checked from Sep 22 onward (Sep 22, 23, 26, and 27), it hasn't been
there. However, on Sep 26, a non-birder who is nevertheless interested
in birds told me that the Fulmar had been there the previous day, Sep
25; he did not know its species name, but his description of its
behavior and appearance was a very good match, and when I showed him a
picture, he confirmed that was the bird he had seen.


In contrast to Jonathan Nakai's Sep 21 checklist with 7 Semipalmated
Plovers at the Cabrillo Salt Marsh, although there were 4 Killdeer on
Sep 22 and 5 Killdeer on Sep 23, there was only 1 Semipalmated Plover
on those two days, and I've seen none since then (so far).

Although there was one Sanderling on the Cabrillo outer beach on Sep
16 at 1:01pm, so far this season I have not seen any besides that.

On Sep 22 the salt marsh had the unusual visitor of a Red-necked
Phalarope. It was present at 2:48pm, and stayed a long time, finally
flying away at 4:29pm. It spent a large proportion of that time
foraging on the mud, walking along and nipping at miniscule items,
much like the Spotted Sandpipers do at this location. It went to the
water only for rest, safety, or preening; unlike at most other
locations where I've observed phalaropes, it did not do any foraging
on the water, though it did gradually rotate most of the time it was
on water. The only other time I've seen a Red-necked (or any)
Phalarope in the Cabrillo area was May 23, 2011 (on the inner beach),
and it was slightly oiled; this Sep 22 phalarope, however, was
immaculate.


David Ellsworth
San Pedro, CA

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Date: 9/27/18 11:44 pm
From: David Ellsworth <davidells...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Yellow-crowned Night-Heron continues at Cabrillo Salt Marsh
The juvenile YCNH was at the Cabrillo Salt Marsh today (Sep 27). During
the time I observed from 3:34pm to 4:22pm, it was roosting in a tree.
Unusual visitors were 5 Brown-headed Cowbirds (1 adult female, 2
juveniles, 1 immature female, and 1 immature male with blotches of
black coming in), a female-type Cinnamon Teal, and a male Gadwall in
nonbreeding plumage. Also present in the salt marsh were 4 American
Coots, 3 Spotted Sandpipers, 2 Killdeer, 2 juvenile Black-crowned
Night-Herons, a Great Blue Heron, 2 Snowy Egrets (with one
territorially chasing the other often, as usual), a Willet, the male
Belted Kingfisher, a Say's Phoebe, 2 Black Phoebes, a Pacific-slope
Flycatcher, a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, an Orange-crowned Warbler, 2
House Wrens, 2 Northern Mockingbirds, 10 American Crows, 2 Common
Ravens, an adult Western Gull, 2 California Towhees, and a House
Finch. When one of the Black-crowned Night-Herons finally came down to
start hunting at 3:02pm, it started shooing away crows.

The YCNH was also at the salt marsh on Sep 23. Shortly after I arrived
(at 3:28pm), at 3:38pm it came out into view in a tree roost, flew
down to hide under the main walkway, then 3:46pm came down to the
marsh to start hunting. I continued to observe it until 4:24pm; during
most of that time it was hunting along the edge of the island (though
I did not see it catch anything).

On Sep 23 the Northern Fulmar apparently continued at the Cabrillo
Fishing Pier according to an eBird checklist, but every time I've
checked from Sep 22 onward (Sep 22, 23, 26, and 27), it hasn't been
there. However, on Sep 26, a non-birder who is nevertheless interested
in birds told me that the Fulmar had been there the previous day, Sep
25; he did not know its species name, but his description of its
behavior and appearance was a very good match, and when I showed him a
picture, he confirmed that was the bird he had seen.


In contrast to Jonathan Nakai's Sep 21 checklist with 7 Semipalmated
Plovers at the Cabrillo Salt Marsh, although there were 4 Killdeer on
Sep 22 and 5 Killdeer on Sep 23, there was only 1 Semipalmated Plover
on those two days, and I've seen none since then (so far).

Although there was one Sanderling on the Cabrillo outer beach on Sep
16 at 1:01pm, so far this season I have not seen any besides that.

On Sep 22 the salt marsh had the unusual visitor of a Red-necked
Phalarope. It was present at 2:48pm, and stayed a long time, finally
flying away at 4:29pm. It spent a large proportion of that time
foraging on the mud, walking along and nipping at miniscule items,
much like the Spotted Sandpipers do at this location. It went to the
water only for rest, safety, or preening; unlike at most other
locations where I've observed phalaropes, it did not do any foraging
on the water, though it did gradually rotate most of the time it was
on water. The only other time I've seen a Red-necked (or any)
Phalarope in the Cabrillo area was May 23, 2011 (on the inner beach),
and it was slightly oiled; this Sep 22 phalarope, however, was
immaculate.


David Ellsworth
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Date: 9/27/18 5:12 pm
From: Jonathan Feenstra <feenstra...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Broad-billed Hummingbird in Los Liones Canyon

Birders:

Since negative data is still valuable, and I haven’t seen any posts from others who may have chased this bird - I’ll just state that I searched from about 1030-1130 without success.

Though my timing wasn’t ideal, the canyon where the bird was found is very nice chaparral and mixed woodland with essentially no flowers that would cause a hummingbird to stick around. I’m not saying to not look, and Los Liones Canyon is a very nice place, but if the Broad-billed Hummingbird is still in that area it’s more likely hanging out around some nice flowers in the surrounding residential area.

See the previous message for directions.

Jon Feenstra
Altadena



> On Sep 26, 2018, at 6:43 PM, kathleen and jerry batey <jerrybatey...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> A hummingbird with a red bill and vibrant blue feathers was spotted 25 yards beyond the hiking trailhead of Los Liones Canyon today just before 4PM. It looks like the guide book photos of a Broad-billed Hummingbird.
> Los Liones Canyon intersects Sunset Blvd near PCH. The trailhead is clearly marked and isn’t far from the Mormon Church.
> Kathleen Waldron
> Santa Monica, California
> https://flic.kr/p/2btasii <https://flic.kr/p/2btasii>
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Date: 9/26/18 6:43 pm
From: kathleen and jerry batey <jerrybatey...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Broad-billed Hummingbird in Los Liones Canyon
A hummingbird with a red bill and vibrant blue feathers was spotted 25 yards beyond the hiking trailhead of Los Liones Canyon today just before 4PM. It looks like the guide book photos of a Broad-billed Hummingbird.
Los Liones Canyon intersects Sunset Blvd near PCH. The trailhead is clearly marked and isnt far from the Mormon Church.
Kathleen Waldron
Santa Monica, California
https://flic.kr/p/2btasii

 

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Date: 9/25/18 8:12 pm
From: <busyday...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] some recent LAR Willow-Wardlow notes
Birders,

Tues 25 Sep

Mid morning today Jeff Boyd and I had a juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper at the L.A.River, about 250 yds south of the Wardlow Rd bridge. This is possibly the bird that has been seen at different spots north of the Willow pipe bridge on and off since the 13th. Also in this Willow-Wardlow stretch was a Greater White-fronted Goose which has been ranging widely from below the pipe bridge to near Wardlow Rd since at least Sunday. A surprise in this stretch of river this morning were four calling Long-billed Curlews. Yesterday there was a Vesper Sparrow south of the pipe bridge, along the vegetation at the base of the east wall; it was not refound this morning.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/31046484988
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/44007080065
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/44007034745
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/44007026985
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/29981688027
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/44917885191
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/44868127712

Richard Barth
West Hollywood





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Date: 9/24/18 11:31 am
From: Mary & Nick Freeman <mnfreeman...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Glendale Prothonotary Warbler this morning
Hi Birders

A prothonotary warbler dropped in at 7:05am in our sycamore tree here in Glendale !!!! I heard a different chip and very close. I looked out the bathroom window, there he was for a few seconds, he looked to his left and right, turned around and flew off. BRIGHT golden-yellow unmarked head, white belly. Wow! Leave no chip unturned!

Good migrating!

Mary Freeman
Glendale CA

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Date: 9/24/18 8:08 am
From: Naresh Satyan <naresh.satyan...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Birding Catalina island?
Thanks for the advice everyone, it was very helpful. Even more helpful was
Janet and Mark Scheel going to Catalina on the same day, so I didn't have
to find any birds myself. Quick trip report since I asked here for help:

The boat rides to and from the island were very quiet. A couple of dolphins
and shearwaters on the way to the island, virtually nothing on the way back.

The most productive area in Avalon was the mini golf course ("golf
gardens") one block inland, which had small fruiting trees that attracted a
lot of warblers, tanagers etc. We had a Tennessee warbler and a
Black-and-white warbler here. I appreciated warblers being at eye level and
not having to look straight up all the time. The other productive trees
were short flowering trees on every street in town that attracted swarming
bees. Mark and Janet found a Blackpoll warbler in one of these by the ferry
dock (probably the same one seen the previous day by Dessi and Chris in the
golf gardens). I walked around town in the afternoon looking at these
trees, and almost each one seemed to have a Warbling vireo or two.

Things got much slower going up Avalon canyon road by the golf course. We
started off promisingly, with a Bobolink walking on the golf links with
some cowbirds before the golf started. Otherwise just some migrant warblers
and flycatchers in the trees on the west side. The fennel patches were all
dead, and we decided not to go much farther past the golf course (we had
yet to find some of the warblers down at the golf gardens). There seemed to
be several sparrows and other seed eaters on the far (east) side of the
golf course where it meets the hillside, but frustratingly we didn't have
access to that area.

Doves of all sorts were around town, I ended up with a single White-winged
dove to make it four dove species to go with the rock pigeons. There was a
night heron on a nest that the locals wanted us to take back to the
mainland because they found it really annoying. No spotted towhees (or much
else in the chaparral), probably because we didn't go far enough up the
canyon.

Mammal life was a few deer, dogs chasing ground squirrels (apparently
endemic, but we didn't see them well), and house cats roaming loose in all
the birdy areas. Speaking of endemic species, I saw at least two different
cats stalking spotted doves, and the doves got away each time.

The birding was great. The only sour taste was the loud golf carts, which
made it noisier on the island than back home in Pasadena.

Naresh

--
Naresh Satyan
Pasadena, CA

On Fri, Sep 21, 2018, 9:41 AM Naresh Satyan <naresh.satyan...> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I'm considering going to the Avalon area on Sunday for some birding,
> assuming I can get boat tickets. I avoid Catalina island because it is too
> touristy, and on my only visit (hiking the trans Catalina trail on the west
> end in the winter), visibility was 20 feet the whole weekend and there were
> very few birds. So I have no idea where to go around Avalon, and would
> appreciate any pointers on locations and habitats. Otherwise I'll probably
> wander around and see nothing.
>
> Thanks,
> Naresh
>
> --
> Naresh Satyan
> Pasadena, CA
>

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Date: 9/23/18 2:19 pm
From: Kimball Garrett <kgarrett...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Blackpoll Warbler at Pearblossom Park
All,



This morning (23 September) I saw a Blackpoll Warbler at Pearblossom Park (one block south of Hwy 138, at 121st Street East). It was in tamarisks just north of the north fenceline, near the northeast corner of the park. In fact, nearly all of the migrants were along the north fenceline, especially in the two tamarisk patches (one patch where the Blackpoll was, and one patch toward the west end of the park north of the park buildings). A good variety of expected migrants were present. A complete list is here:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48700945



Kimball


Kimball L. Garrett
Ornithology Collections Manager
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA
(213) 763-3368
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Date: 9/23/18 10:29 am
From: Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Re: Claremont Tennessee Warbler
Sunday 9/23/18 10:25 a.m.
I returned with a camera and I have yet to refined at the Tennessee Warbler.. Beware there is also a very pale orange-crowned warbler, but its tail is noticeably longer and gray underneath, not white. While I have been standing here the second time, more and more orders are showing up that are individually recognizable as not being the same ones that were here earlier: Hermit, Townsend's, Black-throated Gray, etc.
All of these warblers are in the row of oak trees near 645 Geneva Avenue, Claremont 91711.
There was also a flock of Vaux's Swifts.

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

www.tgmiko.com<http://<br/>www.tgmiko.com>

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To: LA Co Birds
Subject: [LACoBirds] Claremont Tennessee Warbler



There is a mixed flock of at least six warbler species in oak trees along Geneva Avenue in Claremont. This is immediately west and south of Wheeler Park. the specific address where the bird is is 645 Geneva Avenue. I've got the dog with me and no camera so now I have to go home get the camera and come back.
Tom

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: 9/23/18 9:13 am
From: Thomas Miko <thomas_miko...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Claremont Tennessee Warbler
There is a mixed flock of at least six warbler species in oak trees along Geneva Avenue in Claremont. This is immediately west and south of Wheeler Park. the specific address where the bird is is 645 Geneva Avenue. I've got the dog with me and no camera so now I have to go home get the camera and come back.
Tom

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: 9/22/18 8:31 pm
From: Jon Fisher <JonF60...> [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Fw: Los Angeles RBA- 22 September 2018
- RBA

* California

* Los Angeles RBA

* September 22, 2018

* CALA1809.22





-Birds mentioned



American Wigeon

Common Merganser

White-winged Dove

American Oystercatcher

Northern Fulmar

Brown Pelican

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Ferruginous Hawk

Vermilion Flycatcher

Purple Martin

Clay-colored Sparrow

Vesper Sparrow

Northern Waterthrush

Black-and-white Warbler

Tennessee Warbler

American Redstart

Blackburnian Warbler

Palm Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Canada Warbler

Indigo Bunting



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





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





Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert

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

Coverage: Los Angeles County



-Transcript



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



An AMERICAN WIGEON (almost certainly a returning wintering bird) was at Hansen Dam on September 14. It was on the main lake by the west willow island..


A COMMON MERGANSER that summered on the LA River in Glendale was still present on September 20.


A WHITE-WINGED DOVE continued along the lower LA River in Long Beach through September 16. It has been above the pipe bridge upstream from the Willow Street crossing. Another continued in Torrance through September 21.


An AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER continued through on September 21 at Royal Palms Beach in San Pedro.



A NORTHERN FULMAR offered close views at the Cabrillo Fishing Pier in San Pedro on September 21.


Two BROWN PELICANS continued at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through September 20.



The adult YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continued at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh (usually near the "elbow" of the marsh, adjacent to the corner of Lincoln and Jefferson, sometimes farther down along the Lincoln Blvd. arm of the marsh) through September 22. The marsh is at the corner of Lincoln and Jefferson near Playa Vista.



A juvenile YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continued at the Cabrillo Salt Marsh in San Pedro on September 19.


A dark morph FERRUGINOUS HAWK was west of Lancaster on September 14.



A male VERMILION FLYCATCHER continued at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora through September 13. Another- this one an adult female- was at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City on September 14 at the south end of the Vermont/Anaheim parking lot.


A PURPLE MARTIN was at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City on September 16. Three PURPLE MARTINS were at the Ballona Creek mouth on September 16.


CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS were at Colorado Lagoon in Long Beach on September 19, at Lake Balboa (at the south end of the field north of the lake) in the San Fernando Valley on September 20 and at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia (at the northwest side of the north lake) on September 22.


A VESPER SPARROW was at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach on September 21.


A NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was along the Haines Creek channel (below the concrete slope) in Big Tujunga wash from September 15-17.


The BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through September 21, generally along the main east-west walkway through the middle of the preserve. An adult male AMERICAN REDSTART was here on September 17 in the same area.


Another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required) on September 16 along Ave. C.


A TENNESSEE WARBLER was at Agua Amarga Canyon on the Palos Verdes Peninsula on September 16.


An AMERICAN REDSTART was at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood from September 16-17. It was in the area of Monte Verde Park at the north end of the nature trail.


A PALM WARBLER was along the LA River in Long Beach on September 20. It was north of Willow Street on the east side, but then flew to the west.



A CANADA WARBLER was at Banning Park in Wilmington through September 22. It has been in a Ficus tree behind the Banning House, along with a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER that was reported through September 15.


The INDIGO BUNTING continued along the lower Arroyo Seco in Pasadena through September 18 below the Colorado Street bridge. Another INDIGO BUNTING was north of the 210 Freeway in Big Tujunga Wash on September 16.


A CAPE MAY WARBLER, a BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER (both September 19-20) and a BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER (September 19) were on San Clemente Island.




- end transcript



Jon Fisher

Glendale, CA

<JonF60...>





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