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11/23/17 11:08 am Liga Auzins <llauzins...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] More Mile Square birds on Thanksgiving day.
11/23/17 10:25 am Liga Auzins <llauzins...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Pine Warbler continues Mile Square Reg Park
11/22/17 9:23 am Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Orange County RBA: November 22, 2017
11/21/17 8:34 pm James Pike <jimpike444...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] prairie merlin
11/21/17 3:57 pm <tiorick...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Good day at Bolsa Chica
11/21/17 2:57 pm Daniel Barica <DANIELBARICA...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Golden-crowned Kinglet?
11/21/17 1:42 pm <ocean2trail...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Red-tailed Hawk Photo Help
11/21/17 8:53 am Edana Salisbury <Edanasal...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Chestnut-sided Warbler at Huntington Central Park West
11/20/17 9:07 am Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Nazca(?) Booby in Newport Harbor
11/19/17 4:05 pm <terrynjohn...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Bolsa Chica Brants
11/19/17 12:00 pm James Pike <jimpike444...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Bobolink - Santa Ana River
11/19/17 11:41 am Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Bobolink - Santa Ana River
11/19/17 11:13 am Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Bobolink - Santa Ana River
11/19/17 9:48 am Trish G <trishrg62...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Nazca(?) Booby in Newport Harbor
11/19/17 9:24 am <rogerschoedl...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Nazca(?) Booby in Newport Harbor
11/19/17 7:37 am Marie Aufderheide <mraufderheide...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Two Peregrines and Merlin @ Bolsa Chica on Nov 18
11/19/17 4:01 am <aviduetsky...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Two Peregrines and Merlin @ Bolsa Chica on Nov 18
11/18/17 11:52 pm Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Nazca(?) Booby in Newport Harbor
11/18/17 6:09 pm 'T.G. Miko' <tgmiko...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Information on Red-throated Pipit
11/18/17 5:48 pm <agcoohill...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Information on Red-throated Pipit
11/18/17 11:14 am Liga Auzins <llauzins...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Short-eared Owl present now off Harriet
11/18/17 9:46 am jeff bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Short-eared Owl present now off Harriet
11/17/17 2:15 pm Liga Auzins <llauzins...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Pine Warbler continues Mile Square Park
11/17/17 1:52 pm rick shearer <tiorick...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Mile Square Palm Warbler
11/16/17 6:18 pm Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] White-throated Sparrow - Pinecrest Park - 15 NOV
11/16/17 6:14 pm Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Short-eared Owl at Bolsa Chica - 16 NOV
11/16/17 2:54 pm James Pike <jimpike444...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] palm
11/16/17 5:49 am Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Orange County RBA: November 16, 2017
11/15/17 5:46 pm James Pike <jimpike444...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] chestnut (not on the collar)
11/14/17 10:17 am Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Pine Warbler at Mile Square
11/14/17 8:08 am jeff bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Pine Warbler at Mile Square
11/13/17 4:14 pm James Pike <jimpike444...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] pine
11/13/17 1:06 pm Edana Salisbury <Edanasal...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Plumbeous Vireo at Craig Park
11/12/17 1:35 pm Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Golden-crowned Kinglet - Craig Regional Park
11/12/17 9:38 am jeff bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Golden-crowned Kinglet - Craig Regional Park
11/12/17 7:36 am jeff bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Varied Thrush continues at Carbon Canyon 12 Nov
11/12/17 12:34 am Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Flight calls
11/11/17 11:51 pm Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] CDFW planned fees for ecological reserves
11/11/17 4:28 pm <bren.galvin...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Varied Trush at Carbon Canyon Regional Park
11/11/17 11:25 am <rogerschoedl...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Bolsa Chica 11/10/17
11/11/17 8:19 am <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: OC regional park status
11/10/17 3:27 pm 'T.G. Miko' <tgmiko...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] PS RT Pipit
11/10/17 3:17 pm 'T.G. Miko' <tgmiko...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] RT Pipit yes (finally!) @ 3:00 p.m
11/10/17 1:42 pm <terrynjohn...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Highlights of Nov. 10 Bolsa Chica Monthly Bird Survey
11/10/17 8:06 am 'T.G. Miko' <tgmiko...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] RT Pipit Friday?
11/9/17 12:45 pm Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Starr Ranch Bird Banding Workshops
11/9/17 8:59 am Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Orange County RBA: November 9, 2017
11/9/17 3:34 am 'Willick, Doug' <doug.willick...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Santiago Park, relatively minor highlights
11/8/17 5:22 pm <tvh251...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Green-tailed Towhee at San Joaquin Marsh
11/8/17 3:42 pm Jennifer Rycenga <gyrrlfalcon...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Rock Wren at Crystal Cove; no Common Ground-Dove at Fairview
11/8/17 3:22 pm James Pike <jimpike444...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] swamp
11/8/17 1:16 pm <markgphotos...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Zone-tailed hawk
11/8/17 1:07 pm Nancy Kenyon <NancyKenyon...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] 2 spaces available for upcoming Morro Bay Trip
11/7/17 2:56 pm Mark Girardeau <markgphotos...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Zone tailed hawk
11/6/17 5:27 pm Don Hoechlin <quixdimnd...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Pipits
11/5/17 3:21 pm Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Ferruginous Hawk - Holy Sepulcher Cemetery / Villa Park Flood Basin - 5 NOV
11/5/17 12:27 am <condor262001...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Red-Throated Pipit-second great bird in one day
11/4/17 12:06 pm <rogerschoedl...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Red-throated Pipit
11/4/17 11:38 am Edana Salisbury <Edanasal...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] American Bittern still at Bolsa Chica Wetlands
11/4/17 8:44 am Edana Salisbury <Edanasal...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Tricolored Heron at Bolsa Chica Wetkands
11/3/17 4:10 pm Trish G <trishrg62...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Am. Bittern Bolsa Cica
11/3/17 2:12 pm <imtooflytofly...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Zone tailed hawk
11/3/17 1:37 pm Trish G <trishrg62...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Long-eared Owl in Costa Mesa
11/3/17 1:10 pm <ocean2trail...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Long-eared Owl in Costa Mesa
11/3/17 8:01 am jeff bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Red-throated Pipit continues at San Joaquin Marsh 3 NOV
11/2/17 7:56 pm Lena Hayashi <lenahayashi...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Tricolored Heron
11/2/17 12:46 pm <bdawson66...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Red-throated Pipit continues Nov 2 - SJWS
11/2/17 7:52 am Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Orange County RBA: November 2, 2017
11/2/17 1:47 am <condor262001...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Red-throated Pipit at SJWS 11/1/17
11/1/17 5:58 pm James Pike <jimpike444...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Cackling Goose in Irvine
11/1/17 3:01 pm Edana Salisbury <Edanasal...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Red-throated Pupit
11/1/17 1:36 pm <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Red-throated Pipit follow-up
11/1/17 1:14 pm Devon Bradley <feathersandflora...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Cackling Goose in Irvine
11/1/17 12:20 pm Don Hoechlin <quixdimnd...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Reld-throated pipit
11/1/17 10:22 am Don Hoechlin <quixdimnd...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Red-throated Pipit
11/1/17 3:09 am 'Willick, Doug' <doug.willick...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Red-throated Pipit follow-up
10/31/17 7:55 pm Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Red-throated Pipit at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary
10/31/17 6:32 pm James Pike <jimpike444...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] trikes etc
10/31/17 5:11 pm <GBANI1978...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Red-throated Pipit at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary
10/29/17 1:05 pm Edana Salisbury <Edanasal...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Green-tailed Towhee at Harriet Wieder
10/28/17 4:41 pm <sbreslochness...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Plumbeous Vireo at Craig Regional Park 10/28
10/28/17 12:41 pm <rogerschoedl...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Mile Square Park 10/28/17
10/28/17 12:23 pm Trish G <trishrg62...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Carbon Canyon Creeper Continues
10/27/17 4:09 pm Devon Bradley <feathersandflora...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Swainson's Thrush in Costa Mesa
10/27/17 12:52 pm c hardcastle <chhardcastle...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] yellow headed blackbird @sjws
10/27/17 12:39 pm Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Orange County RBA: October 26, 2017
10/26/17 7:33 pm Moro Rogers <mororogers...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Redhead and other nice waterbirds at Laguna Niguel Regional Park
10/26/17 6:05 pm Trish G <trishrg62...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Franklins Gull
10/26/17 3:33 pm Don Hoechlin <quixdimnd...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Franklins Gull
10/26/17 12:44 pm Don Hoechlin <quixdimnd...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Ross' Goose
10/26/17 12:15 pm <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Franklin's Gull at Bolsa Chica - 26 October
10/26/17 8:18 am Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Orange County RBA: October 26, 2017
10/25/17 11:12 am Edana Salisbury <Edanasal...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Mute Swan at Bolsa Chica/Winterburg
 
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Date: 11/23/17 11:08 am
From: Liga Auzins <llauzins...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] More Mile Square birds on Thanksgiving day.
Birders,

As I was walking east along the fence line separating the park from the 3-par golf course, east from the Ward/Edinger entry kiosk, an empid caught me eye. As I studied it another empid appeared and chased it. The first was a well colored winter plumage Hammond's Fly, and the second was a easy to ID Gray Flycatcher that dipped its tail regularly.

They were still pestering one another when I left in search of a turkey.

Tom Wurster
Garden Grove

Sent from my iPhone


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Date: 11/23/17 10:25 am
From: Liga Auzins <llauzins...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Pine Warbler continues Mile Square Reg Park
Birders,

The Pine Warbler continues at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley. It showed after 10 AM near the previously described location by the entry Kiosk at the Ward/Edinger entrance road. This morning it was a bit west, in pines and Brazilian pepper trees that line the entrance road to the golf course parking lot.

Tom Wurster
Garden Grove

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Date: 11/22/17 9:23 am
From: Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Orange County RBA: November 22, 2017
*RBA*

* California
* Orange County
* November 22, 2017
* CAOC17.11.22

This is the Orange County, CA weekly Rare Bird Alert (RBA) and local events
summary. California Bird Records Committee (CBRC) review species are
capitalized and marked with asterisks below. All documentation of review
species should be forwarded to the CBRC secretary, Tom Benson, at
<secretary...>

*BIRDS MENTIONED*

*NAZCA BOOBY*
*TRICOLORED HERON*
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Short-eared Owl
Prairie Falcon (SBNWR)
Brown Creeper
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Red-throated Pipit
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Green-tailed Towhee (SBNWR)
Bobolink


A *NAZCA BOOBY* was photographed aboard the fishing vessel “Thunderbird”
that docks in Newport Harbor on the evening of November 18. The bird stayed
on the boat as it left the harbor that evening at 9pm for a day and a half
fishing trip. When the boat returned on Monday morning, we finally got word
from the captain that the bird had stayed on the boat until they were just
south of Dana Point and then flew off on its own. This is the first record
of this species occurring in Orange County, and if accepted by the CBRC
would be Orange County's 488th countable species. This is our third new
species of 2017 following Laysan Albatross in February and Flammulated Owl
last month, hot off the heels of three new species in 2016 as well. What
will 2018 bring? Doug Willick, the bird soothsayer who conjures birds just
by saying they should occur here, will have to begin making predictions for
what we'll get next!

A *TRICOLORED HERON* continued at Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in
Huntington Beach through November 21. The bird has been moving around to
different areas including the footbridge by the PCH lot, the channel going
along “Rabbit Island,” and the “Pocket Pond.” *** Because Tricolored Heron
is a CBRC Review Species, please send documentation to the CBRC Secretary
Tom Benson at <secretary...>

A YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continued at Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in
Huntington Beach on November 21. It’s most reliable in the “pocket pond."

A SHORT-EARED OWL was found at Bolsa Chica Wetlands in Huntington Beach on
November 16 and continued through November 19. When it was first found, it
was seen perched on a small wooden stake around the large hill near the
tide gates at the Wintersburg Channel. It took flight and was observed
hunting over “Rabbit Island” and then seen later that evening from the
bluff overlooking Bolsa Chica from Harriet Wieder Park. The next few days
it was found multiple times flying over the western most open fields of
Harriet Wieder Park and crossing over into the Bolsa Chica land just on the
other side of the chain fence.

A PRAIRIE FALCON was reported from Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge in
Seal Beach on November 18.

A BROWN CREEPER continued at Carbon Canyon Regional Park in Brea through
November 19. The bird is typically found in the pines both east and west of
the tennis courts, however, the latest observation had the bird in the
pines to the SW of the lake, so the bird does move around quite a bit. It
seems to be most reliable in the mornings. Given its cryptic nature, it may
be most easily found when it is vocalizing.

A GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET continued at Craig Regional Park in Fullerton
through November 19. The bird was found frequenting the pines surrounding
the ranger station at the park entrance, where it was vocalizing quite
loudly.

A RED-THROATED PIPIT that was found on October 31 continued through
November 18 at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine. The bird has been
associating with a flock of several dozen American Pilots in the northeast
corner of Pond C and as time has passed seems to be absent for longer and
longer intervals.

A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER found in Huntington Central Park in Huntington
Beach on November 15 continued through November 21. The bird was
photographed at the south end of the eucalyptus trees that run along the
west side of Huntington Lake.

Two PALM WARBLERS were reported this week. The first was found at Mile
Square Regional Park on November 16 and continued through November 19. It’s
being seen just inside the park near the intersection of Ward and Edinger.
The second bird was reported at Huntington Central Park in Huntington Beach
on November 20 without any details on the location. Should be easy enough
to find, small park, right?

A PINE WARBLER that was first reported at Mile Square Regional Park in
Fountain Valley on November 13 was last reported on November 17. The bird
seems to move around a good deal and was first seen on the 13th in pines
near Ward and Edinger and on the 14th at 33.727115, -117.946853. The latest
report from November 17 had it back at the pines around the entrance kiosk
near the Ward and Edinger intersection.

A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was reported from Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge
in Seal Beach on November 20.

A BOBOLINK was found along the Santa Ana River in Anaheim on November 18.
It was seen to the west of Lakeview and on the north side of the river
channel in the “side channel." This is roughly the same area where the
White Wagtail was seen earlier this year.


*LOCAL EVENTS*


**** CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT 2017 ****
The CBC is right around the corner and we need volunteers. For more info on
the Orange County CBC, please check the link below.
http://www.seaandsageaudubon.org/BirdInfo/BirdCounts/CBC/CBCbirdcounts.htm

*Inland count is on December 17* – Doug Lithgow - <DMLithgow...>
www.seaandsageaudubon.org/BirdInfo/BirdCounts/CBC/CBCnortheastern/birdcountsCBCne2.htm

*South County count is on December 23* – Darrell Wilson -
<darrellwilson...>
http://www.seaandsageaudubon.org/BirdInfo/BirdCounts/CBC/CBCsjc/birdcountsCBCsjc1.htm

*Coastal Count is on December 31* – Bettina Eastman - <bettinae24...>
www.seaandsageaudubon.org/BirdInfo/BirdCounts/CBC/CBCcoastal/birdcountsCBCco3.htm


*UPCOMING EVENTS THAT DO NOT REQUIRE ADVANCE RESERVATIONS*

The monthly bird walk at Upper Newport Bay will take place on November 26
from 8:00am to 11:00am. Meet at the Big Canyon parking lot.

The monthly bird walk at San Joaquin Marsh will take place on December 10
from 8:00am to 12:00pm. Meet at the Audubon House.


*UPCOMING EVENTS THAT REQUIRE ADVANCE RESERVATIONS*

The next Upper Newport Bay pontoon boat trip will take place on December 20
from 8:15am to 11:00am. Email Nancy Kenyon at <nancykenyon...> to sign
up.

The winter pelagic trip scheduled for January 13 has already filled up.
However, please email Nancy Kenyon at <nancykenyon...> if you would like
to be on the wait list.

The annual trip to Seal Beach NWR scheduled for January 20 has already
filled up and has a substantial wait list. However, email Nancy Kenyon at
<nancykenyon...> if you would like to be placed on it.


*WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES*

"Learning California Bird Sounds" with Sylvia Gallagher will be coming back
around again in January 2018. This 10-week class will familiarize you with
the vocalizations of a wide variety of common bird species in Orange County
and is highly recommended by Ryan for those who need help with aural
birding. To enroll, send in the registration form no earlier than December
4: http://seaandsageaudubon.org/Classes/LCBS_2018.pdf.


*********************************************************


The Orange County RBA and events summary is produced weekly by Ryan
Winkleman and Jeff Bray in collaboration with Doug Willick. Sightings of
rare birds can be posted to the OrangeCountyBirding listserv, emailed
directly to Jeff Bray (<jbray4913...>) and/or Ryan Winkleman (
<rswinkleman...>), and/or submitted to eBird (
http://ebird.org/content/ebird). Any supporting details (descriptions,
photos, audio recordings, etc.) of rare sightings that are not already
disclosed on the listserv or on eBird should also be emailed to Doug
Willick at <doug.willick...>

Those sightings that are included in this summary generally include those
that are considered rare (regionally or seasonally) for Orange County based
on "The Birds of Orange County: Status and Distribution" (Hamilton and
Willick), "Birds of Southern California" (Garrett and Dunn), and/or more
contemporary changes in local or regional status and distribution. Rarities
that regularly or seasonally occur at a particular location, such as
annually wintering rarities on Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge, are not
included in this digest, but reports of these same species occurring at
other, atypical locations throughout the county may be included. All bird
reports are vetted to the extent possible prior to each publication, but in
the interest of sharing information, the accuracy of any given report
cannot always be guaranteed, nor can the presence of any given bird for
those who choose to chase after them.

Information on upcoming local events is taken largely from the Sea and Sage
Audubon website (http://www.seaandsageaudubon.org/). Sea and Sage Audubon
is based out of the Audubon House at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in
Irvine. They sponsor a number of public field trips, special birding
events, conservation lectures, and social gatherings throughout the year.
Information regarding upcoming local events should be considered accurate
at the time of this posting. However, for the most current information
please refer to the field trip list on the Sea and Sage Audubon website at
http://www.seaandsageaudubon.org/FieldTrips/FieldTripSchedule.html. It is
also recommended that you refer to that website immediately prior to
engaging in any field trip to confirm that trips are still occurring. If
you know of additional upcoming events that are not sponsored directly by
Sea and Sage Audubon, please email Ryan Winkleman and/or Jeff Bray for
inclusion.

 

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Date: 11/21/17 8:34 pm
From: James Pike <jimpike444...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] prairie merlin
A late afternoon stop at the Ward and Edinger entrance to Mile Square Park
turned up a pale, lightly marked female "Prairie" Merlin (F. c.
richardsonii) munching on a male House Sparrow.
Photos at the link below:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/140329376@N06/

Jim Pike
HB

 

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Date: 11/21/17 3:57 pm
From: <tiorick...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Good day at Bolsa Chica
Hi OC Birders. Today at Bolsa Chica, Don and I got a Merlin in a dead tree on the bluff above the pocket pond, the Yellow-crowned Night Heron at the north end and then the west side of the pocket pond, the Tri-colored Heron at the green fence where the water flows into the pocket pond and the American Bittern in his favorite pickle weed island south of the walk bridge from the PCH parking lot. Pictures on my eBird checklist or on Don's.


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40647035 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40647035



Rick Shearer
HB
 

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Date: 11/21/17 2:57 pm
From: Daniel Barica <DANIELBARICA...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Golden-crowned Kinglet?
I heard a very different kind of chip sound just now in one of the arbutus trees and investigated. I saw a small bird with a slightly “whispered” face and a clear yellow streak on top of the head between dark streaks.
I’ve found Golden-crowned Kingsley’s in the Bay Area this time of year but never in Huntington Beach. So it was quite a pleasant surprise. I did not realize they had a chip sound either. I’ll try to get a photo.

Daniel Barica
Huntington Beach, near Magnolia and Indianapolis.

Sent from my iPhone

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Date: 11/21/17 1:42 pm
From: <ocean2trail...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Red-tailed Hawk Photo Help
A local online community newspaper, Stu News Laguna would like to use a photo of a Red-tailed Hawk, but I'm not a photographer. If anyone would be willing to let them use a photo (with credit, of course), please contact me off-list.

Thank you,


Tom Eastman
Costa Mesa


 

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Date: 11/21/17 8:53 am
From: Edana Salisbury <Edanasal...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Chestnut-sided Warbler at Huntington Central Park West
I was finally able to re-find the warbler at about 0833 this morning at the southwest side of the lake!!!!!
The area is bounded by benches - one for Kevin and the other for Sheila Marie - and was close to the lakeside.

No photo, but I’m trying to re-find!

Edana Salisbury
Buena Park
Yahooooooo

Sent from my iPhone and possibly autocorrected incorrectly ....


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Date: 11/20/17 9:07 am
From: Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Nazca(?) Booby in Newport Harbor
So, some more info on the Nazca Booby that was seen on the Thunderbird
fishing vessel in Newport Harbor on Saturday evening...

The captain (Jeff) commented this morning in response to Tom
Ford-Hunchinson's comment on his Instagram post.

Basically, the captain said the bird left the boat as they were passing
Dana Point. It was reported to be projectile pooping off the side of the
boat a lot, so apparently it's sick in some way...
Would be worth keeping an eye out along the southern county beaches.

Screenshot of the response here:
https://i.imgur.com/NWitQb2.png

Jeff Bray
Irvine, CA

On Sat, Nov 18, 2017 at 11:52 PM, Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...>
[OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> An apparent Nazca Booby was photographed sitting on the Thunderbird
> sportfishing boat earlier this evening (11/18) while it was docked in
> Newport Harbor. Unfortunately the boat left at 9pm per its typical
> schedule, and one way or another the bird could not be located anywhere on
> the docks in this vicinity at about 9:15 tonight, although this was of
> course in darkness. It would probably be good to search for the bird in the
> morning in case it is still somewhere in the harbor, for those interested.
>
> The Thunderbird docks in this vicinity, though of course it would be
> beneficial to search all over as the bird could have landed on any other
> boat (assuming it stayed in the harbor).
>
> https://goo.gl/maps/o1rMw5GaXzB2
>
> Here are a few photos of the bird taken this evening by Jeffery Markland
> while the boat was docked in the harbor:
>
> https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/23659529_10212
> 803217292547_7725069617039938258_n.jpg?oh=a2303f0f92c9b71233
> bbffb25f45a85a&oe=5A619F22
> <https://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fv%2Ft1.0-9%2F23659529_10212803217292547_7725069617039938258_n.jpg%3Foh%3Da2303f0f92c9b71233bbffb25f45a85a%26oe%3D5A619F22&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNFuPnez3ydTYwGfdx9sgEE4ZugBJw>
>
> https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/23561785_10212
> 803217892562_2386625430111840775_n.jpg?oh=81c73f9543592c6e88
> 7b481503e666c6&oe=5A8BAF56
> <https://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fv%2Ft1.0-9%2F23561785_10212803217892562_2386625430111840775_n.jpg%3Foh%3D81c73f9543592c6e887b481503e666c6%26oe%3D5A8BAF56&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNFfgm1y8vEseL-iQ9aeQvFBjE47Ig>
>
> https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/23659179_10212
> 803218052566_575534846485226160_n.jpg?oh=066a4e48b99b84ed8d6
> 2b05906d31de1&oe=5A999813
> <https://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fv%2Ft1.0-9%2F23659179_10212803218052566_575534846485226160_n.jpg%3Foh%3D066a4e48b99b84ed8d62b05906d31de1%26oe%3D5A999813&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNEeLWg6yKe6ZX5yLOZU8BZafsPz5A>
>
> Assuming this is correctly identified as a Nazca Booby and is accepted by
> the CBRC, it would be Orange County's first record and its 488th countable
> species.
>
> Should anybody refind the bird please repost to this listserv or call or
> email Jeff or me asap and we can share.
>
> Ryan Winkleman
>
> RSM
>
>
>

 

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Date: 11/19/17 4:05 pm
From: <terrynjohn...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Bolsa Chica Brants
I just got a call (4/19 at 3:50 p.m.) from Peter Knapp, Fish & Wildlife Volunteer, who advised me that there are now 206 Brants present at Bolsa Chica. In addition to the “regular” kind we have here, he noticed one bird with a very pale (almost white) belly, that he said looked just like the pictures of the east coast variety. He has a digiscoped picture, but hasn’t uploaded it to his iPad yet, so he isn’t sure how good it is. I asked him to send it to me when he did. So be on the lookout for this bird. In addition, he has noticed a number of banded birds, which he made note of and reported and found they were from 10 different areas in Alaska, including a couple from the North Slope oil fields. FYI, he hasn’t seen the current Short-eared Owl yet.


Terry Hill
Huntington Beach
 

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Date: 11/19/17 12:00 pm
From: James Pike <jimpike444...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Bobolink - Santa Ana River
I suspect this is entirely gratuitous information, as I may be the only
birder in the county that lacks a smartphone, but Mike described the
location of the bird as being in a side-channel to the west of Lakeview
(Yorba Linda). The background of the photos showed low, lush, green
riverine habitat. And being familiar with their soft, distinctive 'wink'
call might help in finding the bird.

Jim Pike
HB


On Sun, Nov 19, 2017 at 11:13 AM, Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...>
[OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> For those not out chasing first county records here or in SD, Mike Huang
> found a Bobolink on the Santa Ana River yesterday. The bird was at
> GPS 33.85494, -117.82142.
>
> Ryan Winkleman
> RSM
>
>
>

 

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Date: 11/19/17 11:41 am
From: Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Bobolink - Santa Ana River
Given that there are Northern Red Bishops on the Santa Ana River, I thought
it might be helpful to do a small juxtaposition showing a female/winter
Bobolink and a female Northern Red Bishop. Given how strongly these can
resemble each other, eBird reports should please include photos if possible
or adequate descriptions of the bird to rule out any misidentification with
a bishop.

Thanks to Jeff for donating a couple photos. My 3-year old son could
probably draw a better picture of a Bobolink than the photos that I've
obtained in the past...

Comparison here: https://flic.kr/p/DyzqGE

Note also that Bobolinks have pale/white back stripes, not visible here,
which Northern Red Bishops do not have.

Ryan Winkleman
RSM

On Nov 19, 2017 11:13 AM, "Ryan Winkleman" <rswinkleman...> wrote:

> For those not out chasing first county records here or in SD, Mike Huang
> found a Bobolink on the Santa Ana River yesterday. The bird was at
> GPS 33.85494, -117.82142.
>
> Ryan Winkleman
> RSM
>

 

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Date: 11/19/17 11:13 am
From: Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Bobolink - Santa Ana River
For those not out chasing first county records here or in SD, Mike Huang
found a Bobolink on the Santa Ana River yesterday. The bird was at
GPS 33.85494, -117.82142.

Ryan Winkleman
RSM

 

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Date: 11/19/17 9:48 am
From: Trish G <trishrg62...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Nazca(?) Booby in Newport Harbor
I also checked this morning making my approach from the opposite side
starting aroung 6:30. I scoped the jetties and buoy from lookout point
above Corona Del mar. Then drove along the inner harbor stopped a few
places along the way to scope. I then scoped a couple of spots ending up
across the harbor from the sportfishing dock at at Topaz and Bayfront. I
found no Booby at any location.

Trish Gussler, Anaheim

On Nov 19, 2017 9:24 AM, "<rogerschoedl...> [OrangeCountyBirding]" <
<OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> I made a concerted effort to look for the booby this morning.
>
> Got there @ 6:15am. No sign of it at the Balboa Pavilion. The Freelance
> fishing boat was just boarding for a trip so watched it leave but it was
> not followed by any booby. Then went over to the beach side to watch the
> Freelance motor west out to sea. Another fishing boat departed at the same
> time headed south. No booby seen following either vessel. Those were the
> only two fishing boats to leave this morning.
>
> I then walked down the beach to the jetty, rock hopped out to the tip to
> check the entry buoy. No booby. I scanned the east jetty and the rocks at
> the west and east ends of Big Corona Beach. No booby. I then walked back
> along the harbor. At the end of the lettered streets between the harbor
> entrance and Balboa Pavilion there is a small public gap between the homes.
> I scanned the harbor from many of these and covered the area from Corona
> del Mar down to the Coast Guard HQ to the Balboa Ferry. No booby. Rechecked
> the Pavilion where the Catalina Express was getting ready for departure but
> again no booby.
>
> Lots of places for it to hide if it's still around so reports in the
> affirmative or negative are appreciated.
>
> Roger Schoedl
> Huntington Beach
>
>

 

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Date: 11/19/17 9:24 am
From: <rogerschoedl...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Nazca(?) Booby in Newport Harbor
I made a concerted effort to look for the booby this morning.

Got there @ 6:15am. No sign of it at the Balboa Pavilion. The Freelance fishing boat was just boarding for a trip so watched it leave but it was not followed by any booby. Then went over to the beach side to watch the Freelance motor west out to sea. Another fishing boat departed at the same time headed south. No booby seen following either vessel. Those were the only two fishing boats to leave this morning.


I then walked down the beach to the jetty, rock hopped out to the tip to check the entry buoy. No booby. I scanned the east jetty and the rocks at the west and east ends of Big Corona Beach. No booby. I then walked back along the harbor. At the end of the lettered streets between the harbor entrance and Balboa Pavilion there is a small public gap between the homes. I scanned the harbor from many of these and covered the area from Corona del Mar down to the Coast Guard HQ to the Balboa Ferry. No booby. Rechecked the Pavilion where the Catalina Express was getting ready for departure but again no booby.


Lots of places for it to hide if it's still around so reports in the affirmative or negative are appreciated.


Roger Schoedl
Huntington Beach
 

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Date: 11/19/17 7:37 am
From: Marie Aufderheide <mraufderheide...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Two Peregrines and Merlin @ Bolsa Chica on Nov 18
Fantastic photos by Alex Vitesky. Marie Aufderheide, Mission Viejo

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Date: 11/19/17 4:01 am
From: <aviduetsky...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Two Peregrines and Merlin @ Bolsa Chica on Nov 18
Hello Birders,


On Saturday, Nov. 18, I found two Peregrine Falcons and a Merlin at Bolsa Chica. Interestingly, the Merlin perched on a tree with its prey less than 50 yards away the Peregrines (all my photos are geo-tagged, one can see the exact coordinates of each of my shots). In addition to these two falcon species, I spotted some other raptors: the American Kestrel, Northern Harrier, Osprey, Red-tailed Hawk + two Turkey Vultures. I didn't find the Owl.



If interested, you may view some of my photos here:
https://flic.kr/s/aHskxrbZNR https://flic.kr/s/aHskxrbZNR


Good birding,
Alexander Viduetsky
Valley Village, CA

 

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Date: 11/18/17 11:52 pm
From: Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Nazca(?) Booby in Newport Harbor
An apparent Nazca Booby was photographed sitting on the Thunderbird
sportfishing boat earlier this evening (11/18) while it was docked in
Newport Harbor. Unfortunately the boat left at 9pm per its typical
schedule, and one way or another the bird could not be located anywhere on
the docks in this vicinity at about 9:15 tonight, although this was of
course in darkness. It would probably be good to search for the bird in the
morning in case it is still somewhere in the harbor, for those interested.

The Thunderbird docks in this vicinity, though of course it would be
beneficial to search all over as the bird could have landed on any other
boat (assuming it stayed in the harbor).

https://goo.gl/maps/o1rMw5GaXzB2

Here are a few photos of the bird taken this evening by Jeffery Markland
while the boat was docked in the harbor:

https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/23659529_10212
803217292547_7725069617039938258_n.jpg?oh=a2303f0f92c9b71233
bbffb25f45a85a&oe=5A619F22
<https://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fv%2Ft1.0-9%2F23659529_10212803217292547_7725069617039938258_n.jpg%3Foh%3Da2303f0f92c9b71233bbffb25f45a85a%26oe%3D5A619F22&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNFuPnez3ydTYwGfdx9sgEE4ZugBJw>

https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/23561785_10212
803217892562_2386625430111840775_n.jpg?oh=81c73f9543592c6e88
7b481503e666c6&oe=5A8BAF56
<https://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fv%2Ft1.0-9%2F23561785_10212803217892562_2386625430111840775_n.jpg%3Foh%3D81c73f9543592c6e887b481503e666c6%26oe%3D5A8BAF56&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNFfgm1y8vEseL-iQ9aeQvFBjE47Ig>

https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/23659179_10212
803218052566_575534846485226160_n.jpg?oh=066a4e48b99b84ed8d6
2b05906d31de1&oe=5A999813
<https://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fv%2Ft1.0-9%2F23659179_10212803218052566_575534846485226160_n.jpg%3Foh%3D066a4e48b99b84ed8d62b05906d31de1%26oe%3D5A999813&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNEeLWg6yKe6ZX5yLOZU8BZafsPz5A>

Assuming this is correctly identified as a Nazca Booby and is accepted by
the CBRC, it would be Orange County's first record and its 488th countable
species.

Should anybody refind the bird please repost to this listserv or call or
email Jeff or me asap and we can share.

Ryan Winkleman

RSM

 

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Date: 11/18/17 6:09 pm
From: 'T.G. Miko' <tgmiko...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Information on Red-throated Pipit
Multiple emails from various people including myself have indicated that
the bird is much more likely i.e. sometimes is only to be seen in the late
afternoon after 2:30 p.m. or later.
Tom Miko
Claremont

On Nov 18, 2017 5:48 PM, "<agcoohill...> [OrangeCountyBirding]" <
<OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Hi Orange County birders,
>
>
> I am visiting this week from Colorado and would really like to see the
> Red-throated Pipit that has been now for several weeks at San Joaquin. My
> time is sadly very limited and thus I would really love to know some more
> information about it from those of you who have seen it. As far as I know
> it is loosely associated with a group of American Pipits and is generally
> seen in near Pond C. If anyone knows any more like what time one should
> look for it or any particular landmarks, trees, or areas in particular to
> look for it in please contact me via my yahoo or email.
>
>
> Thank you all so much for your help and your lovely group,
>
>
> Aidan Coohill
>
> <agcoohill...>
>
> Louisville, Colorado
>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 11/18/17 5:48 pm
From: <agcoohill...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Information on Red-throated Pipit
Hi Orange County birders,


I am visiting this week from Colorado and would really like to see the Red-throated Pipit that has been now for several weeks at San Joaquin. My time is sadly very limited and thus I would really love to know some more information about it from those of you who have seen it. As far as I know it is loosely associated with a group of American Pipits and is generally seen in near Pond C. If anyone knows any more like what time one should look for it or any particular landmarks, trees, or areas in particular to look for it in please contact me via my yahoo or email.


Thank you all so much for your help and your lovely group,


Aidan Coohill
<agcoohill...>
Louisville, Colorado


 

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Date: 11/18/17 11:14 am
From: Liga Auzins <llauzins...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Short-eared Owl present now off Harriet
Birders

At about 10:50 AM, without disturbance, the Short-eared Owl moved to another perch. It is now hidden from view on the estuary side of the taller vegetation lining the pipeline road.

Next chance to view it may be late this afternoon when it starts to hunt.

Tom and Liga
Garden Grove



Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 18, 2017, at 9:46 AM, jeff bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Currently perched just inside the fence inside the Bolsa boundary.
>
> 33.683551, -118.029476
> Altitude: 40 ft
> Accuracy of GPS signal: 16 ft
>
> https://maps.google.com/?q=33.68355,-118.02947
>
> Jeff Bray
> Irvine, CA
>

 

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Date: 11/18/17 9:46 am
From: jeff bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Short-eared Owl present now off Harriet



Currently perched just inside the fence inside the Bolsa boundary.




33.683551, -118.029476

Altitude: 40 ft

Accuracy of GPS signal: 16 ft



https://maps.google.com/?q=33.68355,-118.02947



Jeff Bray

Irvine, CA








 

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Date: 11/17/17 2:15 pm
From: Liga Auzins <llauzins...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Pine Warbler continues Mile Square Park
Birders,

The Pine Warbler put in a 5 minute appearance by the entry kiosk to Mile Square Park off Ward and Edinger minutes ago after going undetected over several hours of concerted effort by several birders.

This is the same area where Jim Pike found it earlier in the week.

The Palm Warbler also showed twice, but briefly each time, in the same area.

Tom Wurster
Garden Grove

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Date: 11/17/17 1:52 pm
From: rick shearer <tiorick...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Mile Square Palm Warbler
Hi OC Birders I refound Jims Palm Warbler at noon east of the Mile Square Park Edinger car entrance. It was enjoying the ground between the dry rock-lined creek and the lawn, a little to the left of the little foot bridge over the dry creek. Trish got there just in time to see it take off into a close tree. It then flew west over the entrance lane and into some trees there. Trish and I both had to leave after that.

Rick Shearer
HB

 

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Date: 11/16/17 6:18 pm
From: Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] White-throated Sparrow - Pinecrest Park - 15 NOV
There was an eBird report (with photos) of a White-throated Sparrow at
Pinecrest Park in Mission Viejo on 15 NOV. It was seen with a flock of
White-crowned and Golden-crowned Sparrows around the playground area. This
is the same location where Ryan Winkleman found one earlier this year (17
MAR).

Link to Maury's eBird list below:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40524435

Jeff Bray
Irvine, CA

 

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Date: 11/16/17 6:14 pm
From: Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Short-eared Owl at Bolsa Chica - 16 NOV
Just wanted to mention there were lots of photographs taken today of a
Short-eared Owl at Bolsa Chica. It was seen flying around and perching out
in the open​ over Rabbit Island and inside the fenced nesting area at the
end of the footbridge. Please note, this message is not disclosing any kind
of roosting information that would jeopardise the wellbeing of this bird.
It has plenty of room to roam around at Bolsa Chica and avoid the public
walking trails if it wants to.

Jeff Bray
Irvine, CA

 

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Date: 11/16/17 2:54 pm
From: James Pike <jimpike444...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] palm
A return visit to look for orioles near the Ward and Edinger entrance to
Mile Square Park instead turned up a Palm Warbler. It was ten yards east of
the ranger station gate along the fence bordering the golf course. As I
recall, Tom Wurster found a Palm Warbler in this same area a couple winters
ago. I've never before hazarded the aging of a Palm Warbler, but it perched
in a tree and the outer rectrices looked relatively fresh and truncate.
Under the circumstances, I'm guessing this could be an adult returnee. Pics
below:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/140329376@N06/

Jim Pike
HB

 

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Date: 11/16/17 5:49 am
From: Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Orange County RBA: November 16, 2017
*RBA*

* California
* Orange County
* November 16, 2017
* CAOC17.11.16

This is the Orange County, CA weekly Rare Bird Alert (RBA) and local events
summary. California Bird Records Committee (CBRC) review species are
capitalized and marked with asterisks below. All documentation of review
species should be forwarded to the CBRC secretary, Tom Benson, at
<secretary...>

*BIRDS MENTIONED*

Cackling Goose
Black Scoter
American Bittern
*TRICOLORED HERON*
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Plumbeous Vireo
Brown Creeper
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Varied Thrush
Red-throated Pipit
Pine Siskin
Chestnut-collared(?) Long-spuh
Swamp Sparrow
Summer Tanager
Hooded Oriole
Northern Waterthrush
Black-and-white Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler

CACKLING GEESE were reported from Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain
Valley on November 14 and from San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine
through November 15, where a pair has frequently been cited on Pond 1.

A BLACK SCOTER was reported on November 12 from within a flock of Surf
Scoters floating off the Balboa Pier, but photos have not yet been
obtained.

An AMERICAN BITTERN has returned to Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in
Huntington Beach. It was first reported on November 3 and last reported on
November 13. Usually it’s been seen off the walkbridge from the PCH lot.

A *TRICOLORED HERON* continued at Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in
Huntington Beach through November 15. The bird has been moving around to
different areas including the footbridge by the PCH lot, the channel going
along “Rabbit Island,” and the “Pocket Pond.” *** Because Tricolored Heron
is a CBRC Review Species, please send documentation to the CBRC Secretary
Tom Benson at <secretary...>

A presumably continuing YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was reported from Bolsa
Chica Ecological Reserve in Huntington Beach on November 13.

A PLUMBEOUS VIREO first reported at Craig Regional Park in Fullerton on
October 28 continued through November 14. It has been most often seen
making rounds through the pines surrounding the ranger station at the park
entrance.

A BROWN CREEPER continued at Carbon Canyon Regional Park in Brea through
November 12. The bird is typically found in the pines both east and west of
the tennis courts, and seemingly is most reliable in the mornings. Given
its cryptic nature, it may be most easily found when it is vocalizing .

A GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET was found at Craig Regional Park in Fullerton on
November 12 and was last reported on November 15. The bird was found
frequenting the pines surrounding the ranger station at the park entrance,
where it was vocalizing quite loudly.

A VARIED THRUSH was found at Carbon Canyon Regional Park in Brea on
November 11 and continued through November 12. The bird was typically seen
on the eastern side of the tennis courts, occasionally dropping into the
grassy area under the pines.

A RED-THROATED PIPIT was found on October 31 and continued through November
14 at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine. The bird has been
associating with a flock of several dozen American Politics in the
northeast corner of Pond C.

PINE SISKINS continue a slow irruption into Orange County this fall, with
two birds hanging out around my house in Rancho Santa Margarita on November
11. They will presumably become more common throughout the county as the
season progresses.

A probable CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPUR was photographed at Bolsa Chica
Ecological Reserve in Huntington Beach on November 10. The bird was
associating with a flock of Horned Larks in the fenced nesting preserve on
the far side of the walkbridge, and was only present for a short period of
time before it left and was not seen again. Photos were generally
insufficient to definitively identify the bird, though based on primary
extension and the pattern of white in the tail it was thought to probably be a
Chestnut-collared Longspur, which has become exceptionally rare in Orange
County since the development of the Plano Trabuco for the City of Rancho
Santa Margarita in the 1990s. However, because of the quality of the
photos, the outside chance remains (but small) that this bird could have
been a SMITH'S LONGSPUR, which would otherwise have been the first record
for Orange County.

A SWAMP SPARROW was reported from Huntington Central Park in Huntington
Beach on November 8 and continued through November 14. It was seen to the
northeast of the fenced-in garden area along the edge of the lake in the
bulrushes.

A SUMMER TANAGER was reported from Huntington Central Park in Huntington
Beach on November 10, but no location details were provided.

A late--and potentially winter--HOODED ORIOLE was photographed at Mile
Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley on November 14. The bird was seen
in eucalyptus trees around the intersection of Ward and Edinger.

A NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH continued at Huntington Central Park in Huntington
Beach through November 13 in the same general vicinity as the Swamp Sparrow.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was reported from Huntington Central Park in
Huntington Beach on November 11.

A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was at Huntington Central Park in Huntington Beach
on November 15. The bird was photographed at the south end of the
eucalyptus trees that run along the west side of Huntington Lake.

A PALM WARBLER was photographed in agricultural fields west of the
intersection of Alipaz and Via Positiva in San Juan Capistrano on November
10.

A PINE WARBLER was at Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley on
November 13 and 14. The bird seems to move around a good deal and was first
seen on the 13th in pines near Ward and Edinger and on the 14th at 33.727115,
-117.946853.


*LOCAL EVENTS*

*UPCOMING EVENTS THAT DO NOT REQUIRE ADVANCE RESERVATIONS*

The Bolsa Chica bird walk will take place on November 16 from 8:00am to
12:00pm. Meet in the parking lot for Harriett Wieder Regional Park.

The monthly bird walk at Upper Newport Bay will take place on November 26
from 8:00am to 11:00am. Meet at the Big Canyon parking lot.


*UPCOMING EVENTS THAT REQUIRE ADVANCE RESERVATIONS*

The next Upper Newport Bay pontoon boat trip will take place on December 20
from 8:15am to 11:00am. Email Nancy Kenyon at <nancykenyon...> to sign
up.

The winter pelagic trip scheduled for June 13 has already filled up.
However, please email Nancy Kenyon at <nancykenyon...> if you would like
to be on the waitlist.


*WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES*

None that we know of. Please let us know if you hear of anything local
coming up!


*********************************************************


The Orange County RBA and events summary is produced weekly by Ryan
Winkleman and Jeff Bray in collaboration with Doug Willick. Sightings of
rare birds can be posted to the OrangeCountyBirding listserv, emailed
directly to Jeff Bray (<jbray4913...>) and/or Ryan Winkleman (
<rswinkleman...>), and/or submitted to eBird (
http://ebird.org/content/ebird). Any supporting details (descriptions,
photos, audio recordings, etc.) of rare sightings that are not already
disclosed on the listserv or on eBird should also be emailed to Doug
Willick at <doug.willick...>

Those sightings that are included in this summary generally include those
that are considered rare (regionally or seasonally) for Orange County based
on "The Birds of Orange County: Status and Distribution" (Hamilton and
Willick), "Birds of Southern California" (Garrett and Dunn), and/or more
contemporary changes in local or regional status and distribution. Rarities
that regularly or seasonally occur at a particular location, such as
annually wintering rarities on Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge, are not
included in this digest, but reports of these same species occurring at
other, atypical locations throughout the county may be included. All bird
reports are vetted to the extent possible prior to each publication, but in
the interest of sharing information, the accuracy of any given report
cannot always be guaranteed, nor can the presence of any given bird for
those who choose to chase after them.

Information on upcoming local events is taken largely from the Sea and Sage
Audubon website (http://www.seaandsageaudubon.org/). Sea and Sage Audubon
is based out of the Audubon House at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in
Irvine. They sponsor a number of public field trips, special birding
events, conservation lectures, and social gatherings throughout the year.
Information regarding upcoming local events should be considered accurate
at the time of this posting. However, for the most current information
please refer to the field trip list on the Sea and Sage Audubon website at
http://www.seaandsageaudubon.org/FieldTrips/FieldTripSchedule.html. It is
also recommended that you refer to that website immediately prior to
engaging in any field trip to confirm that trips are still occurring. If
you know of additional upcoming events that are not sponsored directly by
Sea and Sage Audubon, please email Ryan Winkleman and/or Jeff Bray for
inclusion.

 

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Date: 11/15/17 5:46 pm
From: James Pike <jimpike444...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] chestnut (not on the collar)
A handsome adult male American x Eurasian Wigeon hybrid was at Carr Park
(Heil/Springdale) this afternoon. Later, what sounded much like a Yellow
Warbler calling from the south corner of the eucalyptus grove that borders
the west end of Huntington Lake (HCP West) proved to be an immature
Chestnut-sided Warbler. It lacks chestnut on the sides, and thus isn't
amenable to sexing. Further east along the edge of the lake at the base of
South Point (the name according to Loren), what sounded exactly like a
Yellow Warbler proved to be an adult female returning for its fourth winter
at the location. Photos can be seen at the link below:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/140329376@N06/

Jim Pike
HB

 

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Date: 11/14/17 10:17 am
From: Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Pine Warbler at Mile Square
A few more things from Mile Square this morning...
There were two Cackling Geese and one Snow Goose that flew out this morning
around 7am with the larger flock of Canada Geese.
I had one adult male Hooded Oriole in the eucalyptus around the Ward and
Edinger intersection, a late bird I suppose, but they often hang around
here I think.

Checklist below with a few photos of the Pine Warbler and the Hooded
Oriole.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40502803

Link Google Maps where I saw the Pine Warbler this morning: GPS: 33.727151,
-117.946860
<https://www.google.com/maps/place/33%C2%B043'37.7%22N+117%C2%B056'48.7%22W/@33.727151,-117.9489782,993m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d33.7271506!4d-117.9468605>


Link to a map image showing the location where I had the bird today in case
google maps isn't good enough...
https://i.imgur.com/7lECFGv.png

Jeff Bray
Irvine, CA

On Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 8:08 AM, jeff bray <jbray4913...> wrote:

> I just refound Jim’s Pine Warbler over where it was last winter. Along the
> fence behind the baseball fields.
> GPS: 33.727115, -117.946853
> Altitude: 63 ft
> Accuracy of GPS signal: 16 ft
>
> Jeff Bray
> Irvine, CA
>

 

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Date: 11/14/17 8:08 am
From: jeff bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Pine Warbler at Mile Square



I just refound Jim’s Pine Warbler over where it was last winter. Along the fence behind the baseball fields.

GPS: 33.727115, -117.946853

Altitude: 63 ft

Accuracy of GPS signal: 16 ft



Jeff Bray

Irvine, CA







 

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Date: 11/13/17 4:14 pm
From: James Pike <jimpike444...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] pine
I found a Pine Warbler this afternoon while pishing for orioles in the
red-flowering eucalyptus trees just east of the entrance to Mile Square
Park off Ward and Edinger. It flew across the curving entrance road from a
row of four long-needled pines that line the netted boundary of the golf
course to the open sycamore where I was standing. This is just before one
reaches the ranger station to enter the park. I took as many photos as I
could in the poor light, and once it flew I wasn't able to refind it in the
pines. I'm hoping someone can get better pictures than I did. BTW, I did
see an adult male Bullock's Oriole in the eucs, as well as a Tricolored
Heron flying towards the tide gates at Bolsa earlier in the day.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/140329376@N06/

Jim Pike
HB

 

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Date: 11/13/17 1:06 pm
From: Edana Salisbury <Edanasal...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Plumbeous Vireo at Craig Park
I just re-found the vireo at
Latitude: 33.909325
Longitude: -117.887086
Accuracy of GPS signal: 16 ft
which is the pine area just past the upper parking lot and close to the road on the playground side. It was chattering for a while, which allowed me to locate it. And flew back and forth across the road a number of times. Still hoping for a photo...

Edana Salisbury
Buena Park

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Date: 11/12/17 1:35 pm
From: Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Golden-crowned Kinglet - Craig Regional Park
The Golden-crowned Kinglet and a Plumbeous Vireo (presumably the same that
Sam Bressler found two weeks ago) continue in the pines surrounding this
area. Both pretty vocal.

https://goo.gl/maps/mqCSFZJeJGK2

Ryan Winkleman
RSM

On Nov 12, 2017 9:38 AM, "jeff bray <jbray4913...>
[OrangeCountyBirding]" <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> There is a Golden-crowned Kinglet in the pines around the bathrooms next
> to the ranger station. Calling frequently.
>
> Jeff Bray
> Irvine, CA
>
>

 

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Date: 11/12/17 9:38 am
From: jeff bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Golden-crowned Kinglet - Craig Regional Park









There is a Golden-crowned Kinglet in the pines around the bathrooms next to the ranger station. Calling frequently.



Jeff Bray

Irvine, CA













 

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Date: 11/12/17 7:36 am
From: jeff bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Varied Thrush continues at Carbon Canyon 12 Nov







The Varied Thrush that was found yesterday by the Galvins. It was at the east end of the tennis courts near the link below. Brown Creep was also in that same area, likely a second bird, as we heard one on the west end of the tennis courts as well.



Dropped Pin

near Orange County, CA

https://goo.gl/maps/TqBfjdY3BVE2




Jeff Bray

Irvine, CA






 

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Date: 11/12/17 12:34 am
From: Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Flight calls
A few days ago the ABA Blog had an article regarding an online resource for
listening to flight calls of North American birds. This is actually pretty
darn cool, as it has not only audio files of calls but spectrograms as well
(Sylvia's students, unite!). Note that this is actually a guide for eastern
species (🙄🙄🙄) but there are a fair amount of western species on this
website as well, including those that would occur in their natural range or
as vagrants to Orange County, some of which flight calls can be crucial to
detection and identification (longspurs, anyone?).

You can view the original blog post, with link to the flight calls website,
here: http://blog.aba.org/2017/11/nocturnal-flight-calls-online.html. A
word of advice: use the big "Species Index" button on the main page. Do not
use the tiny one at the top of other pages ("Audio Recordings," etc.) as it
is currently a broken link on other pages but works fine off the main index
page.

Despite the emphasis in the post for nocturnal calls, the website actually
has both diurnal and nocturnal flight calls as appropriate and available.
It is definitely worth a look, and on a side note I would highly recommend
learning the very distinctive and easy nocturnal flight call of Swainson's
Thrush before next spring. One of my favorite yard-birding moments ever was
leaving for work predawn one morning last spring and hearing Swainson's
Thrushes flying over my house in the darkness:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36702870.

Ryan Winkleman
RSM

 

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Date: 11/11/17 11:51 pm
From: Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] CDFW planned fees for ecological reserves
For those of you who don't keep up with the San Diego County board, Stan
Walens posted today about planned fees for access to California Department
of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Lands in San Diego County. This will have an
impact on Orange County as well.

Some of you may remember a few years ago when Joel Weintraub relayed info
about planned fees for Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve. This obviously
was never implemented, or at least not in any meaningful way, but is
apparently now planned for January 2018. In addition to this there is now a
fee planned for access to Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve beginning in
February 2018.

Fees for 2017 are $4.32 for a day pass and $24.33 for an annual pass. Given
that these are essentially the same as they were in 2013, I would expect
them to be more or less the same again in 2018. How these will be enforced
in areas with no entrance gates and that are basically public access off of
major thoroughfares, I have no idea. Random patrols and shakedowns?

You can view the full page regarding the updated fees here:
https://cdfgnews.wordpress.com/2017/10/31/cdfw-expanding-lands-pass-program-
to-dozens-of-properties-in-2017-18/

Joel took it upon himself to write the local CDFW biologist at the time in
2013 to ask her questions about the program. I expect these are all still
valid responses. I may ask her a few questions myself and will follow-up
with any responses I get, if so. Here is his post from the time:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/OrangeCountyBirding/
conversations/messages/7530

In a sense this is not much different than paying for our annual county
parks pass, except *every member* of any birding party is now (beginning
2018) required to have a personal Lands Pass, which may make Sea and Sage
field trips and censuses a little bit of a pain. Oh, and don't you dare
even THINK about laminating the thing:
https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Licensing/Lands-Pass/FAQ#517101664-can-i-laminate-my-lands-pass
.

Ryan Winkleman
RSM

 

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Date: 11/11/17 4:28 pm
From: <bren.galvin...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Varied Trush at Carbon Canyon Regional Park
Today at 3:30 p.m while attempting to locate the continuing Brown Creeper- to no avail- we stumbled across a bright adult varied thrush moving around in the pines south of the tennis courts (33.9211, -117.8313). Unfortunately when I went to take a photo I realized I had left my SD card in my computer at home. We later relocated the bird when it came down to forage on the ground with a flock of yellow rumps and robins (33.9202, -117.8327).


Brendan Galvin
Irvine

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Date: 11/11/17 11:25 am
From: <rogerschoedl...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Bolsa Chica 11/10/17
I stopped by Bolsa Chica on Friday morning and combed over the Horned Lark flock behind the fenced nesting area. A curious looking bird was mixed in with them drew my attention. I saw it several times over 15 minutes but the flock of about 45 larks was skittish and flushed repeatedly. The flock tended to stay at the far side of the sandy area as seen from where the vehicle gate is in the fence. My views were somewhat distant and never closer than 50 feet. Looking eastward into a rising sun wasn't great either. I did manage a number of photos of the bird. I waited around another 2 hours to see if it would reappear but it disappeared along with most of the larks.


I loaded a number of heavily cropped photos to my Flickr page:


https://www.flickr.com/photos/110988414@N04/24467921968/in/datetaken-public/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/110988414@N04/24467921968/in/datetaken-public/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/110988414@N04/24467926498/in/datetaken-public/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/110988414@N04/24467926498/in/datetaken-public/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/110988414@N04/38338505341/in/datetaken-public/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/110988414@N04/38338505341/in/datetaken-public/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/110988414@N04/26563279359/in/datetaken-public/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/110988414@N04/26563279359/in/datetaken-public/



I tentatively identified it as a Chestnut-collared Longspur based on the overall buffy color, small triangular bill, patterning, etc. I'm not wholly confident in that ID for a couple reasons, in particular the pink color of the bill. I would appreciate any feedback on this bird.


I went back this morning to see if it was still around. The flock of 40 or so larks was still around but I did not refind it.


Roger Schoedl
Huntington Beach




 

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Date: 11/11/17 8:19 am
From: <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: OC regional park status
As of today, Peters Canyon Regional Park, which got hit very badly by the fire, has partially reopened. You can see a map of the open portions here: https://twitter.com/OCParks/status/929129152048852992

Ryan Winkleman
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Date: 11/10/17 3:27 pm
From: 'T.G. Miko' <tgmiko...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] PS RT Pipit
PS: People have been looking for this bird since early this morning and the
bird never showed up until 2:58 pm.
Tom Miko
Claremont

 

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Date: 11/10/17 3:17 pm
From: 'T.G. Miko' <tgmiko...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] RT Pipit yes (finally!) @ 3:00 p.m
Thank you to Debbie from Las Vegas, who pointed out the bird at the end of
a row of American Politics, sitting on the cinder block wall.
Tom Miko at San Joaquin Marsh Pond C
Usually in Claremont
909.241.3300

 

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Date: 11/10/17 1:42 pm
From: <terrynjohn...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Highlights of Nov. 10 Bolsa Chica Monthly Bird Survey
The November 10 Bolsa Chica Monthly Survey produced the following highlights:


27 Brants
882 American Wigeons
52 Blue-winged Teal
3 Common Loons
48 American White Pelicans
1 AMERICAN BITTERN
6 REDDISH EGRETS (7 were counted, but after much discussion, we eliminated 1)
1 TRICOLORED HERON (continuing bird)
1 LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE
3 BONAPARTE’S GULLS


Terry Hill
Huntington Beach


 

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Date: 11/10/17 8:06 am
From: 'T.G. Miko' <tgmiko...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] RT Pipit Friday?
Hi!
If anybody sees the bird at San Joaquin Marsh today, Friday November 10,
please call me or text me. Today is the only day that I can go. I cannot go
this weekend.
Tom Miko
Claremont
909.241.3300

 

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Date: 11/9/17 12:45 pm
From: Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Starr Ranch Bird Banding Workshops
For those of you who are interested in local bird banding opportunities,
Starr Ranch is bringing back their banding workshops again next year. See
below for details.

Ryan Winkleman
RSM


*Bird Banding Workshops at **Audubon **Starr Ranch **Spring 2018*
*Beginning and Advanced Banding Workshops March 10-11 and March 17-18*

Audubon California’s 4000-acre Starr Ranch Sanctuary in southeast Orange
County invites you to our spring bird banding workshops for adults.
Because of the specialized nature of these workshops, we are asking that
only serious students and potential Starr Ranch bird banding volunteers
attend. The workshops will be taught by Starr Ranch ornithologist Kim
Geissler, an experienced bander who has worked at multiple banding stations
and on various other banding projects. Space is limited.

*BEGINNING BIRD BANDING WORKSHOP*
This workshop is for those with little or no bird banding experience.
Participants will learn how to safely capture and release birds. They will
learn how to hold, band, and take measurements on birds in the hand.
Afternoon discussions will focus on bird identification, banding safety and
ethics.

*DATES AND TIMES:* Saturday and Sunday, March 10 –11, 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
daily
*COST:* $250 or $255 with tent camping (BYO lunch & snacks, morning coffee
& bagels provided)

*ADVANCED BIRD BANDING WORKSHOP*
This workshop is for more experienced banders (banded at least 50 birds) or
have taken the beginning workshop who want to take their skills to the next
level. Participants will focus mainly on advanced ageing and sexing of
birds in the hand. Afternoon discussions will focus on detailed analysis
and understanding of the molt cycle and bird plumage characteristics, as
well as advanced use of the Pyle guide.

*DATES AND TIMES:* Saturday and Sunday, March 17 – 18, 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
daily
*COST:* $250 or $255 with tent camping (BYO lunch & snacks, morning coffee
& bagels provided)

*RESERVATIONS*: Contact Kim at 949-858-0309 <(949)%20858-0309> or
<kgeissler...>

 

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Date: 11/9/17 8:59 am
From: Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Orange County RBA: November 9, 2017
*RBA*

* California
* Orange County
* November 9, 2017
* CAOC17.11.09

This is the Orange County, CA weekly Rare Bird Alert (RBA) and local events
summary. California Bird Records Committee (CBRC) review species are
capitalized and marked with asterisks below. All documentation of review
species should be forwarded to the CBRC secretary, Tom Benson, at
<secretary...>

*BIRDS MENTIONED*

Snow Goose
Ross's Goose
American Bittern
*TRICOLORED HERON*
Golden Eagle
Bald Eagle
Zone-tailed Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk
Pacific Golden-Plover
Common Ground-Dove
Prairie Falcon
Cassin's Vireo
Plumbeous Vireo
Red-throated Pipit
Lapland Longspur
Vesper Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Green-tailed Towhee
Summer Tanager
Pine Siskin

A SNOW GOOSE was present at Centennial Park in Santa Ana on November 8.

A ROSS'S GOOSE was present at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine
through November 7. It was frequently seen on the Pond 1 island as well as
the open water of Pond C.

An AMERICAN BITTERN has returned to Bolsa Chica Wetlands in Huntington
Beach. It was first reported on November 3 and last reported on November 8.
Usually it’s been seen off the walkbridge from the PCH lot.

A *TRICOLORED HERON* continued at Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in
Huntington Beach through November 7. The bird has been moving around to
different areas including the footbridge by the PCH lot, the channel going
along “Rabbit Island,” and the “Pocket Pond.” *** Because Tricolored Heron
is a CBRC Review Species, please send documentation to the CBRC Secretary
Tom Benson at <secretary...>

A GOLDEN EAGLE was photographed in Aliso Viejo on November 3. It was seen
soaring over the north end of Aliso Viejo County Club. This species is
particularly notable whenever it is seen away from the Santa Ana Mountains
or adjacent foothills.

A BALD EAGLE was reported along the Santa Ana River in Anaheim on November
3. This is presumably the same individual returning for its third winter
since early 2016.

A ZONE-TAILED HAWK was photographed over Casta del Sol Golf Course in
Mission Viejo on November 3 and again over O’Neill Regional Park in Trabuco
Canyon / RSM on November 7 and November 8, where it apparently flew low
over Ryan's house hoping to be caught high-fiving him in selfies, but alas
he was at work at the time...given the proximity of these areas, this is
probably the same hawk roaming up and down the Arroyo Trabuco and adjacent
areas.

A FERRUGINOUS HAWK was reported in the Villa Park Flood Basin in Orange on
November 5. There was also another one reported from Seal Beach National
Wildlife Refuge on November 5, where they often show up every year around
this time.

A PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER was reported from Seal Beach National Wildlife
Refuge on November 6.

Three COMMON GROUND-DOVES were reported from Fairview Park in Costa Mesa on
November 5.

A PRAIRIE FALCON was reported from Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge on
November 5 and again on November 6.

A CASSIN'S VIREO was reported from Silverado Canyon on November 3. It was
heard and seen along the creek about half way up the paved section of the
Maple Springs Truck Trail.

A possible PLUMBEOUS VIREO was reported from Santiago Park Nature Reserve
in Santa Ana on November 8. It was seen about 200 feet east of the visitor
center. The bird's true identity could not be confirmed from live looks or
photographs and it is uncertain if it was truly a Plumbeous Vireo or a late
Cassin's Vireo.

A RED-THROATED PIPIT was found on October 31 and continued on November 8 at
San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine. The bird associated with a flock
of several dozen American Pipits in the northeast corner of Pond C. They
frequently flush and fly up in the air, sometimes going over the cinder
block wall and not immediately returning. This is the first verified
Reld-throated Pilot in Orange County since 2007.

A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was reported from Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge on
November 6. It was seen associating with a flock of Horned Larks.

A VESPER SPARROW was reported from Irvine Regional Park in Orange on
November 3. It was seen with a large flock of White-crowned Sparrows and
Dark-eyed Juncos near Lot 19.

A SWAMP SPARROW was reported from Huntington Central Park in Huntington
Beach on November 8. It was seen to the northeast of the fenced-in garden
area along the edge of the lake in the bulrushes.

A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE continued through November 8 at Harriett Wieder
Regional Park in Huntington Beach. The bird was last reported working in
the litter at the west end of the children’s fenced area.

A female-type SUMMER TANAGER was reported from Santiago Park Nature Reserve
in Santa Ana on November 8. It was seen in the trees about 50-100 feet east
of the visitor center.

PINE SISKIN have moved in at Borrego Park in Foothill Ranch. This flock was
first reported on November 3 and continued through November 7, where they
were generally seen feeding in the sweetgum trees around the edge of the
park. This species was notably scarce last winter but so far is being
reported throughout the region this fall/winter.


*LOCAL EVENTS*

*UPCOMING EVENTS THAT DO NOT REQUIRE ADVANCE RESERVATIONS*

The monthly bird walk at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary will take place on
November 12 from 8:00am to 12:00pm. Meet at the Audubon House.

The Bolsa Chica bird walk will take place on November 16 from 8:00am to
12:00pm. Meet in the parking lot for Harriett Wieder Regional Park.


*UPCOMING EVENTS THAT REQUIRE ADVANCE RESERVATIONS*

The next Upper Newport Bay pontoon boat trip will take place on November 15
from 8:15am to 11:00am. Email Nancy Kenyon at <nancykenyon...> to sign
up.


*WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES*

None that we know of. Please let us know if you hear of anything local
coming up!


*********************************************************


The Orange County RBA and events summary is produced weekly by Ryan
Winkleman and Jeff Bray in collaboration with Doug Willick. Sightings of
rare birds can be posted to the OrangeCountyBirding listserv, emailed
directly to Jeff Bray (<jbray4913...>) and/or Ryan Winkleman (
<rswinkleman...>), and/or submitted to eBird (
http://ebird.org/content/ebird). Any supporting details (descriptions,
photos, audio recordings, etc.) of rare sightings that are not already
disclosed on the listserv or on eBird should also be emailed to Doug
Willick at <doug.willick...>

Those sightings that are included in this summary generally include those
that are considered rare (regionally or seasonally) for Orange County based
on "The Birds of Orange County: Status and Distribution" (Hamilton and
Willick), "Birds of Southern California" (Garrett and Dunn), and/or more
contemporary changes in local or regional status and distribution. Rarities
that regularly or seasonally occur at a particular location, such as
annually wintering rarities on Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge, are not
included in this digest, but reports of these same species occurring at
other, atypical locations throughout the county may be included. All bird
reports are vetted to the extent possible prior to each publication, but in
the interest of sharing information, the accuracy of any given report
cannot always be guaranteed, nor can the presence of any given bird for
those who choose to chase after them.

Information on upcoming local events is taken largely from the Sea and Sage
Audubon website (http://www.seaandsageaudubon.org/). Sea and Sage Audubon
is based out of the Audubon House at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in
Irvine. They sponsor a number of public field trips, special birding
events, conservation lectures, and social gatherings throughout the year.
Information regarding upcoming local events should be considered accurate
at the time of this posting. However, for the most current information
please refer to the field trip list on the Sea and Sage Audubon website at
http://www.seaandsageaudubon.org/FieldTrips/FieldTripSchedule.html. It is
also recommended that you refer to that website immediately prior to
engaging in any field trip to confirm that trips are still occurring. If
you know of additional upcoming events that are not sponsored directly by
Sea and Sage Audubon, please email Ryan Winkleman and/or Jeff Bray for
inclusion.

 

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Date: 11/9/17 3:34 am
From: 'Willick, Doug' <doug.willick...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Santiago Park, relatively minor highlights
While birding at Santiago Park (in northeastern Santa Ana), on Wednesday (11/8/17), with Shawn Nielsen, we had a few birds of interest. One was presumably a continuing female type Summer Tanager in the "Nature Reserve" part of the park (i.e., roughly the eastern half of the park). The bird was about a 100 yards east of the visitor center. On 11/3/17, while birding the western portion of Santiago Park, I also had a female type Summer Tanager behind (south of) the Lawn Bowling facility; this location is more than a quarter mile west of where the tanager was seen on the 8th. Last winter there were two Summer Tanagers that wintered at the park (both female types, and both seen together on a few occasions, in the same tree). So it appears that at least Summer Tanager has returned (and possibly two) for another winter. Also on the 8th , a drab "Solitary"-type vireo was present in the nature reserve, in the same general area where the Summer Tanager was seen (about 100 yards east of the visitor center). Based on a fairly lengthy study, I felt the bird was likely a Plumbeous Vireo, but after reviewing photos of the bird taken by Shawn, I'm not completely certain that Cassin's could be eliminated. Our views were not in the best light, so . . . hopefully this bird will stick around a while and someone can get better looks/photos of the bird to make a more positive ID.

Doug Willick
Orange, CA

 

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Date: 11/8/17 5:22 pm
From: <tvh251...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Green-tailed Towhee at San Joaquin Marsh
I found a Green-tailed Towhee at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in the triangle formed by the Audubon House parking lot (behind the bike rack and wooden sign), the driveway from the parking lot to Riparian Way, and the wall below Riparian Way. The bird was seen on the ground among the logs and tree stumps. It remained hidden most of the time, but occasionally provided views of its rufous head and green wings and tail.
Also, I easily found the Red-throated Pipit in the usual spot at Pond C.
.
Thomas Van Huss
Tustin
 

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Date: 11/8/17 3:42 pm
From: Jennifer Rycenga <gyrrlfalcon...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Rock Wren at Crystal Cove; no Common Ground-Dove at Fairview
Dear Orange County Birders - I am visiting Orange county on business, and had only the morning for some quick birding. Needing CALIFORNIA GNATCATCHER for my year list, I headed down to Crystal Cove, where they were in fine and full querulous mewling! I proceeded to the stairs to the beach, where, about half way down, I was surprised by a ROCK WREN. Apparently coastal Rock Wrens are an occasional happening here, but I thought I would mention it in case it is of interest to other visitors and residents.

I also tried for the Common Ground-Doves reported earlier this week at the Vernal pool in Fairview Park, but had no luck. There was a NORTHERN HARRIER and a COOPER’S HAWK, as well as a smart-alecky COMMON RAVEN who enjoyed harassing TURKEY VULTURES. There was another CALIFORNIA GNATCATCHER here, too, near the north end of the Vernal Pool.

Good birding -

Jennifer Rycenga
San Mateo, CA
visit http://birding.sequoia-audubon.org/
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Date: 11/8/17 3:22 pm
From: James Pike <jimpike444...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] swamp
Today at Huntington Central Park, a Sora and Least Bittern were calling
from cattails bordering the library pond, and a female Yellow Warbler was
at the north end of the pond. To the NE of the fenced garden at the tip of
West Point (the name according to Loren), I prepared to pish for a
potential Swamp Sparrow when one suddenly popped onto a nearby bulrush. It
then flew off, and when I attempted to lure it back with pishing, it paid
no attention whatsoever.

Other recent birds include an adult "Aleutian" Cackling Goose at Greer Park
(11/2), two Reddish Egrets (one a juvenile) between Adams and Hamilton in
the SA River (11/4), and a juvenile Snow Goose at Centennial Park (11/7).

Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/140329376@N06/

Jim Pike
HB

 

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Date: 11/8/17 1:16 pm
From: <markgphotos...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Zone-tailed hawk
I just had the zone-tailed hawk for about 30 minutes circling between Santa Margarita Parkway and 241 Toll Road directly over the canyon in the back end of O'neill Regional Park, viewed from Santa Margarita Ford and Honda, I last saw it at 1:05 directly above Alicia Pkwy and Santa Margarita Pkwy where it was flying low to the houses.


-Mark Girardeau
Mission Viejo, CA



 

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Date: 11/8/17 1:07 pm
From: Nancy Kenyon <NancyKenyon...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] 2 spaces available for upcoming Morro Bay Trip
Sea & Sage Audubon has a birding trip coming up this weekend
to Morro Bay led by Kaaren Perry.  The trip starts on Friday
afternoon with a Harbor Cruise  and then continues Saturday
and Sunday. Kaaren will be taking us to a number of
different birding locations to see a wide variety of
birds.Trip fee is $50.

I just received 2 cancellations for the trip.  Let me know
if you are interested in going.

Nancy Kenyon, Irvine
Field Trip Chair for Sea & Sage Audubon
949-786-3160
<nancykenyon...>



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Date: 11/7/17 2:56 pm
From: Mark Girardeau <markgphotos...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Zone tailed hawk
I just had a zone-tailed hawk directly above Santa Margarita Ford and the adjacent canyon in the far end of O'neil Regional Park, circling between Santa Margarita Parkway and 241 Toll Road, it caught an unknown bird species and perched about 100 feet West of 241

-Mark GirardeauMission Viejo, CA


On Friday, November 3, 2017 2:12 PM, "<imtooflytofly...> [OrangeCountyBirding]" <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> wrote:


  Dark hawk, red eyes, two solid bands on tail with one larger than other.
11/3/17 @12:15 hours
Zoaring over Casta Del Sol Golf course now.

Also saw a possible rufous hummer near trees for whole six. Completely rufous except for some white under gorget..

First name:Anthony
Last name: Toofly
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Date: 11/6/17 5:27 pm
From: Don Hoechlin <quixdimnd...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Pipits
Comparison of Red-throated and American Pipits on Flickr :
https://flic.kr/p/21cXFXB. Don Hoechlin. RMV
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Date: 11/5/17 3:21 pm
From: Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Ferruginous Hawk - Holy Sepulcher Cemetery / Villa Park Flood Basin - 5 NOV
I stopped by Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Orange this afternoon to survey
more of the fire damage from the Canyon Fire 2. The cemetery escaped a lot
of damage, but did lose a fair amount of trees along the fence line that
separates it from the Villa Park Flood Basin. Scanning from the fence down
into the basin, I first spotted this bird perched in a dead tree around
GPS: 33.814956, -117.763572. It was really far away, but I could tell it
wasn't just a Red-tailed Hawk, so I went to get my scope to have a better
look and the bird had left that spot by the time I returned. I later
relocated it on the ground pretty far south of where it was and it was now
just to the west of the outdoor nature center at IRP, near GPS: 33.804687,
-117.757716. Never was able to get a good look at the bird in flight. I
watched it sit on the ground for 75 minutes until an adult RTHA came in and
forced it to take flight. When it lifted off, I noted that it looked
entirely white underwing. It stayed low and I never saw it land in view
anywhere near by.

All of the wilderness areas of Irvine Regional Park and Villa Park Basin
are still off limits due to the fire, so if you're thinking of looking for
the bird, I'd suggest scanning from the cemetery.

My eBird list below has a few terrible photos of the bird, as it was easily
half a mile away if not more at all times I had it in view.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40329139

Jeff Bray
Irvine, CA

 

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Date: 11/5/17 12:27 am
From: <condor262001...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Red-Throated Pipit-second great bird in one day
After seeing the Black-throated Blue Warbler in the morning at El Dorado Park in Long Beach I headed over to San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary to have another look at the Red-Throated Pipit. It was quite cooperative, feeding for well over an hour between about 2 and 3 PM. I obtained much better pictures than I did on 11/1 and the new pictures are posted, along with another movie, here.


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


The warbler pictures can also be seen. Two great birds in one day!




Jim Hecht

Hermosa Beach CA


 

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Date: 11/4/17 12:06 pm
From: <rogerschoedl...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Red-throated Pipit
RED-THROATED PIPIT still present this morning in the NE corner of Pond C at San Joaquin Marsh. It made 3 brief appearances between 7 and 10am. The pipit flock spooked easily. Many of the flushed pipits disappear over the wall into the sewage treatment plant before slowly dribbling back to Pond C.

Roger Schoedl
Huntington Beach



 

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Date: 11/4/17 11:38 am
From: Edana Salisbury <Edanasal...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] American Bittern still at Bolsa Chica Wetlands
Thanks to Jeff and Bruce who let me know the bird showed up after I left for Long Beach. On my return, I found it to the right (from PCH) from the second zigzag on the walk bridge.

Edana Salisbury
Buena Park

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Date: 11/4/17 8:44 am
From: Edana Salisbury <Edanasal...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Tricolored Heron at Bolsa Chica Wetkands
It is currently sitting at the end of the first spit of land off the right of the walk bridge about in the middle when coming from PCH.

Edana Salisbury
Buena Park

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Date: 11/3/17 4:10 pm
From: Trish G <trishrg62...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Am. Bittern Bolsa Cica
An American bittern is currently visible about Midway across the walk
bridge looking out to the North or is that West in the marsh about 50 yards
out. Trish gussler, Anaheim

 

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Date: 11/3/17 2:12 pm
From: <imtooflytofly...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Zone tailed hawk
Dark hawk, red eyes, two solid bands on tail with one larger than other.
11/3/17 @12:15 hours
Zoaring over Casta Del Sol Golf course now.

Also saw a possible rufous hummer near trees for whole six. Completely rufous except for some white under gorget..


First name:Anthony
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San Diego, Ca

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Date: 11/3/17 1:37 pm
From: Trish G <trishrg62...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Long-eared Owl in Costa Mesa
Please do the Owl a favor, and do NOT post the location here on the list,
or there will be dozens of photographers there harassing the bird.

Trish Gussler, Anaheim



On Fri, Nov 3, 2017 at 1:10 PM, <ocean2trail...> [OrangeCountyBirding]
<OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> At about 3:45 AM this morning (11/3) I heard the harsh hoots of a
> Long-eared Owl behind our house. The City of Costa Mesa has planted
> long-needled pines in the parkway along Mesa Verde Drive, and the bird was
> undoubtedly roosting in one of these trees on the west side of Mesa Verde
> Drive West near its intersection with Rhodes Drive. My main focus was
> letting the dogs out for a bathroom break, so I didn't seek the exact
> location of the bird. I will make a more thorough search this evening.
>
>
> See you on the trails,
>
>
> Tom Eastman
>
> Costa Mesa
>
>
>

 

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Date: 11/3/17 1:10 pm
From: <ocean2trail...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Long-eared Owl in Costa Mesa
At about 3:45 AM this morning (11/3) I heard the harsh hoots of a Long-eared Owl behind our house. The City of Costa Mesa has planted long-needled pines in the parkway along Mesa Verde Drive, and the bird was undoubtedly roosting in one of these trees on the west side of Mesa Verde Drive West near its intersection with Rhodes Drive. My main focus was letting the dogs out for a bathroom break, so I didn't seek the exact location of the bird. I will make a more thorough search this evening.


See you on the trails,


Tom Eastman
Costa Mesa
 

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Date: 11/3/17 8:01 am
From: jeff bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Red-throated Pipit continues at San Joaquin Marsh 3 NOV



Bird still here on Pond C with the large American Pipit flock.



Jeff Bray

Irvine, CA







 

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Date: 11/2/17 7:56 pm
From: Lena Hayashi <lenahayashi...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Tricolored Heron
We saw the tricolored heron at bolsa Chica about 2pm today. Could you please post for us? It was east of the channel near the pipeline by the oil wells.

Chris and Teri Wills Martinez
Pasadena, California

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Date: 11/2/17 12:46 pm
From: <bdawson66...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Red-throated Pipit continues Nov 2 - SJWS
Hello birders,
The Red-throated Pipit was seen again this morning Nov. 2, 2017 at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine. It was with the pipit flock on the back side of Pond C below the concrete wall. I saw it at about 10:30 AM but other birders said it had been seen off and on prior to my arrival. Nice bird, thanks Doug!
Brad Dawson
Long Beach, CA


 

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Date: 11/2/17 7:52 am
From: Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Orange County RBA: November 2, 2017
*RBA*

* California
* Orange County
* November 2, 2017
* CAOC17.11.02

This is the Orange County, CA weekly Rare Bird Alert (RBA) and local events
summary. California Bird Records Committee (CBRC) review species are
capitalized and marked with asterisks below. All documentation of review
species should be forwarded to the CBRC secretary, Tom Benson, at
<secretary...>

*BIRDS MENTIONED*

Ross's Goose
Cackling Goose
Pectoral Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
Franklin's Gull
*TRICOLORED HERON*
Zone-tailed Hawk
Tropical Kingbird
Cassin's Vireo
Plumbeous Vireo
Brown Creeper
Swainson's Thrush
Red-throated Pipit
Green-tailed Towhee
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Tricolored Blackbird
Northern Waterthrush
Black-and-white Warbler


A ROSS'S GOOSE was present in the inner bay at Bolsa Chica Ecological
Reserve in Huntington Beach from October 26-27. Another goose was
well-photographed often on the Pond 1 island at San Joaquin Wildlife
Sanctuary in Irvine from October 28-31.

CACKLING GEESE were present throughout the week at Mason Regional Park (1),
San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary (up to 2), and Irvine Valley College (up to
7) in Irvine, and at Mile Square Regional Park (up to 8) in Fountain Valley.

A PECTORAL SANDPIPER found on October 14 continued through October 29 at
Harriett Wieder Regional Park in Huntington Beach. The bird was in the
ponds below the bluffs at Wieder.

A LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER was photographed randomly chilling in the grass at
Craig Regional Park on October 28, outside of its expected habitat in
wetlands or riverine areas.

An apparent adult FRANKLIN'S GULL was found at Bolsa Chica Ecological
Reserve in Huntington Beach on October 26. This one-day wonder preferred to
lounge around with other gulls at the far north end of the inner bay.

A *TRICOLORED HERON* continued at Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in
Huntington Beach through October 28. The bird has been moving around to
different areas including the footbridge by the PCH lot, the channel going
along “Rabbit Island,” and the “Pocket Pond.” *** Because Tricolored Heron
is a CBRC Review Species, please send documentation to the CBRC Secretary
Tom Benson at <secretary...>

A remarkable second ZONE-TAILED HAWK, this time an adult (previously an
immature bird), was photographed at San Joaquin Marsh in Irvine on October
29. This bird is not typically seen in Orange County away from our
foothills (like in the beautiful Rancho Santa Margarita area 😍).

A presumably continuing TROPICAL KINGBIRD was photographed in the trees
east of the secret garden at Huntington Central Park in Huntington Beach on
October 26.

A CASSIN'S VIREO was reported at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine
on October 27.

A PLUMBEOUS VIREO continued at Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley
through October 29. This bird has been very difficult to find, and this
week was seen moving between the southwest corner of the Nature Center and
the pines lining the golf course. A second bird was photographed at Craig
Regional Park in Fullerton on October 28, south and downhill of the ranger
station in pines.

A BROWN CREEPER continued creeping at Carbon Canyon Regional Park in Brea
on October 28, where it was last reported on the southeast side of the
tennis courts in the conifers running alongside the creek.

An unusually late SWAINSON'S THRUSH was photographed in a residential yard
in Costa Mesa on October 26-27. This species has usually left the region by
the second week of October.

A RED-THROATED PIPIT was found on October 31 and continued on November 1 at
San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine. The bird associated with a flock
of several dozen American Pipits in the northeast corner of Pond C. They
frequently flush and fly up in the air, sometimes going over the cinder
block wall and not immediately returning. This is the first verified
Reld-throated Pupit in Orange County since 2007.

A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE continued through October 29 at Harriett Wieder
Regional Park in Huntington Beach. The bird was last reported from the end
of the fence coming down off Seapoint, in the Fisher's Gulch area.

A YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was photographed at San Joaquin Wildlife
Sanctuary in Irvine on October 27, foraging in Pond E.

A TRICOLORED BLACKBIRD was reported with the Brewer's Blackbird flock at
Centennial Park in Santa Ana on October 31. Another bird seen in a mixed
blackbird/starling flock at Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley on
October 30 was also thought to likely be a Tricolor but was not confirmed.

Two NORTHERN WATERTHRUSHES were reported from Huntington Central Park in
Huntington Beach through October 28. The HCP birds are most commonly
reported from "the island," the Loren's Ditch area, and the pond behind the
library. Another Northern Waterthrush continued at Mason Regional Park in
Irvine through October 28, in the creek that parallels University Avenue.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER found on October 12 continued through October 28
at Huntington Central Park in Huntington Beach. The bird was presumably
seen around the south end of Talbert Lake where it has been previously.
Another bird was reported at Mason Regional Park in Irvine through October
31.


*LOCAL EVENTS*

*UPCOMING EVENTS THAT DO NOT REQUIRE ADVANCE RESERVATIONS*

The monthly wildlife walk at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary will take place
on November 4 from 9:00am to 10:30am. Meet at the Audubon House.

The monthly bird walk at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary will take place on
November 12 from 8:00am to 12:00pm. Meet at the Audubon House.

The Bolsa Chica bird walk will take place on November 16 from 8:00am to
12:00pm. Meet in the parking lot for Harriett Wieder Regional Park.


*UPCOMING EVENTS THAT REQUIRE ADVANCE RESERVATIONS*

The next Upper Newport Bay pontoon boat trip will take place on November 15
from 8:15am to 11:00am. Email Nancy Kenyon at <nancykenyon...> to sign
up.


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rare birds can be posted to the OrangeCountyBirding listserv, emailed
directly to Jeff Bray (<jbray4913...>) and/or Ryan Winkleman (
<rswinkleman...>), and/or submitted to eBird (
http://ebird.org/content/ebird). Any supporting details (descriptions,
photos, audio recordings, etc.) of rare sightings that are not already
disclosed on the listserv or on eBird should also be emailed to Doug
Willick at <doug.willick...>

Those sightings that are included in this summary generally include those
that are considered rare (regionally or seasonally) for Orange County based
on "The Birds of Orange County: Status and Distribution" (Hamilton and
Willick), "Birds of Southern California" (Garrett and Dunn), and/or more
contemporary changes in local or regional status and distribution. Rarities
that regularly or seasonally occur at a particular location, such as
annually wintering rarities on Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge, are not
included in this digest, but reports of these same species occurring at
other, atypical locations throughout the county may be included. All bird
reports are vetted to the extent possible prior to each publication, but in
the interest of sharing information, the accuracy of any given report
cannot always be guaranteed, nor can the presence of any given bird for
those who choose to chase after them.

Information on upcoming local events is taken largely from the Sea and Sage
Audubon website (http://www.seaandsageaudubon.org/). Sea and Sage Audubon
is based out of the Audubon House at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in
Irvine. They sponsor a number of public field trips, special birding
events, conservation lectures, and social gatherings throughout the year.
Information regarding upcoming local events should be considered accurate
at the time of this posting. However, for the most current information
please refer to the field trip list on the Sea and Sage Audubon website at
http://www.seaandsageaudubon.org/FieldTrips/FieldTripSchedule.html. It is
also recommended that you refer to that website immediately prior to
engaging in any field trip to confirm that trips are still occurring. If
you know of additional upcoming events that are not sponsored directly by
Sea and Sage Audubon, please email Ryan Winkleman and/or Jeff Bray for
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Date: 11/2/17 1:47 am
From: <condor262001...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Red-throated Pipit at SJWS 11/1/17
When I arrived at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary around 1 PM the Red-throated Pipit was in full view.
It stayed for around 15 minutes and then was spooked by a kestral and flew off with the
other American Pipits. The striping on the head and back was quite visible.
I posted a short movie and a few too distant shots on Flickr.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/25876581@N00/38054614976/in/dateposted-public/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/25876581@N00/38054614976/in/dateposted-public/

Jim Hecht
Hermosa Beach CA
 

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Date: 11/1/17 5:58 pm
From: James Pike <jimpike444...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Cackling Goose in Irvine
On the topic of Cackling Geese, the "Aleutian" flock in the NW quadrant of
Mile Square Park was up to eight today, and the tally for Vermilion
Flycatchers is now five, with three of them being adult females.

Jim Pike
HB

On Wed, Nov 1, 2017 at 1:12 PM, Devon Bradley <feathersandflora...>
[OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> I counted 7 Cackling Geese on the soccer fields at Irvine Valley College,
> 10/31 and 11/1.
>
> Yesterday, they were flocking with Egyptian Geese. Today, they are mixed
> in with a flock of Canada Geese.
>
> A few back-of-my-camera shots are attached to my eBird Checklist (showing
> Cackling and Canada side by side). I will update with better photos later.
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40249166
>
>
> -Devon Bradley
> Costa Mesa
>
>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 11/1/17 3:01 pm
From: Edana Salisbury <Edanasal...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Red-throated Pupit
It’s back in the NE corner; has been here for about 10 minutes.

Edana Salisbury
Buena Park

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Date: 11/1/17 1:36 pm
From: <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Red-throated Pipit follow-up
I headed to San Joaquin Marsh after Don and Rick refound the Red-throated Pipit, but missed it by about 5 minutes. After about 40 minutes, Victoria (don't know her last name) refound the target bird. It was only there for a few seconds once she showed it to Lee Bush and me and then it seemingly disappeared again when the flock flew, and did not reappear while I was there for the next 10-15 minutes. A couple tips:

At the time of day that I was there (late morning heading into midday) the best vantage point was easily the little dirt path going along the cinder block wall, on the eastern side of Pond C in the northeast corner. At least in my case, this puts you generally closer to the birds than if you are standing over in the crook of the L shape of the pond. I tried both and found the eastern dirt path to be a much better angle.


The easiest way to tell the bird is probably going to be to look for its back. The American Pipits all have uniformly gray-brown backs with black stripes. The Red-throated Pipit has conspicuously whitish stripes on its back. It also has fine black streaking on its cap. From the front the birds look superficially very similar.


I have uploaded some photos online that should help show the difference. I wasn't thinking much about a comparison and only took one American Pipit photo just to check my camera settings, but you can still very much see the differences.


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40249365 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40249365



Ryan Winkleman
RSM


 

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Date: 11/1/17 1:14 pm
From: Devon Bradley <feathersandflora...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Cackling Goose in Irvine
blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } I counted 7 Cackling Geese on the soccer fields at Irvine Valley College, 10/31 and 11/1.
Yesterday, they were flocking with Egyptian Geese. Today, they are mixed in with a flock of Canada Geese.
A few back-of-my-camera shots are attached to my eBird Checklist (showing Cackling and Canada side by side). I will update with better photos later.http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40249166

-Devon BradleyCosta Mesa




 

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Date: 11/1/17 12:20 pm
From: Don Hoechlin <quixdimnd...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Reld-throated pipit
Photos of the red-throated pipit seen at San Joaquin wildlife sanctuary this morning are on Flickr:https://flic.kr/p/213iwHp and https://flic.kr/p/ZXDczQ and
https://flic.kr/p/G6DLvt and https://flic.kr/p/G6DM7P Don Hoechlin. RMV
Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/1/17 10:22 am
From: Don Hoechlin <quixdimnd...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Red-throated Pipit
Just refound The Red-throated Pipit at SJWS on Pond C in the dry vegetation. Don Hoechlin. RMV

Sent from my iPhone


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Date: 11/1/17 3:09 am
From: 'Willick, Doug' <doug.willick...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Red-throated Pipit follow-up

For folks that may be looking for the Red-throated Pipit at the San Joaquin Wildlife Area, on Tuesday evening (31 October), it seemed the flock of American Pipits (AMPIs), with which the Red-throated (RTPI) was associating, was unusually skittish. From about 4:45pm, when the RTPI was first observed, to when the entire flock seemed to have flown off to the west, the pipits were quite active, and were flushing frequently (with no obvious cause of disturbance) and moving around considerably. However, until they were seen to leave the immediate area around 5:45, they would generally reassemble, eventually, in the same open dirt area at the northeast corner of Pond C. At times I saw the pipit flock fly up and go over the block wall to the southeast (where there are concrete lined ponds of the Irvine Ranch Water District). But sooner or later it seemed those birds would return to the NE corner of Pond C. I'm not sure if there is any better foraging area for pipits within SJWS, so if the pipits remain in the SJWS area, I'd think sooner or later they'd return to the Pond C area. I only heard the RTPI call once, when it flushed after being rushed by a nearby AMPI. If not familiar with a RTPI's flight call, it might be good to listen to a recording of this call before heading out to look for the bird. It stands out well from the typical calls given by the AMPIs; I'd describe it as a high-pitched, drawn out "pssseeee" (but it's probably better described in field guides).

Jeff Bray has some nicer images posted to his eBird checklist ( http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40239971 ), but below are links to a few photos I managed to obtain before my battery completely died:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/56018183@N08/24231132018/in/dateposted-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/56018183@N08/38052359752/in/dateposted-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/56018183@N08/26307109519/in/dateposted-public/

I was trying to find when we had our last Red-throated Pipit in Orange County, and apparently the last one was at Harriett Wieder Regional Park, on 1-5 November, 2007.

Doug Willick
Orange, CA

 

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Date: 10/31/17 7:55 pm
From: Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Red-throated Pipit at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary
Thanks for a great bird Doug. To add to his note, I arrived about 5:05p and
joined Doug to hopefully see the bird again. It took a little time to
refind it, but we finally saw it again around 5:20p. The bird was there for
the next 15-20 minutes and the entire flock took off to the west at about
5:45pm.

This location was the NE corner of Pond C in the dry pond area. There were
15-20 American Pipits there in the same area.

Checklist with some photos of the bird:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40239971

Jeff Bray
Irvine, CA

On Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 5:11 PM, <GBANI1978...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <
<OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Can maybe give more details later but I just had a Red-throated Pipit at
> the "far end" (I'm estimating thats the east end) of Pond C at the San
> Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary. Was with about 40 American Pipits initially but
> the flock is very skittish and has been flushing and coming back. I once
> was able to refind the Red-throated but after the second time they all
> flushed, half the flock apparently went over the block wall to south and
> down into the water district ponds, and I could not refind the
> Red-throated.
>
> Doug Willick
> Orange, CA
>
>

 

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Date: 10/31/17 6:32 pm
From: James Pike <jimpike444...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] trikes etc
Yesterday, a Red-breasted Nuthatch was in pines to the NE of the Boys' and
Girls' Club near Brookhurst and Heil in Mile Square Park. Further north on
the golf course closer to Edinger was a flock of five "Aleutian" Cackling
Geese (possible family group?). Also in that general area were a couple of
Canada x domestic Greylag Goose hybrids, plus "Whitey," the continuing
hyper-leucistic Canada Goose. Also of note were 2 adult male and one adult
female Vermilion Flycatchers between the ball fields and the nature center
to the east. However, most interesting to me was a presumed immature male
Tricolored Blackbird with a large blackbird/starling flock. (This flock
hosted a female Tricolored last winter). As I wasn't able to see the bird
as well as I would have liked under yesterday's gray skies, I returned
today. Unfortunately, the flock was nowhere to be found, so I then headed
to Centennial Park. The Brewer's Blackbird flock is back, including the one
with buffy 'eyebrows,' and another pale-eyed female (but no Rusty).
Surprisingly, a more unequivocal Tricolored was also present, this one an
adult male. This bird is a close match for the one that was at Heritage
Park in early Sept, a photo of which Jeff was circulating at the time. Pics
of the blackbirds and Cackling Geese can be seen at the link below:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/140329376@N06/

Jim Pike
HB

 

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Date: 10/31/17 5:11 pm
From: <GBANI1978...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Red-throated Pipit at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary
Can maybe give more details later but I just had a Red-throated Pipit at the "far end" (I'm estimating thats the east end) of Pond C at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary. Was with about 40 American Pipits initially but the flock is very skittish and has been flushing and coming back. I once was able to refind the Red-throated but after the second time they all flushed, half the flock apparently went over the block wall to south and down into the water district ponds, and I could not refind the Red-throated.

Doug Willick
Orange, CA

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Date: 10/29/17 1:05 pm
From: Edana Salisbury <Edanasal...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Green-tailed Towhee at Harriet Wieder
I was just watching the bird foraging on the ground along Fisher’s Gulch around a tangle of bare branches on the ground. Near the end of the chain link fence that comes down from Seapoint. The towhee and all the White-crowned Soarrows just disappeared. Gps is 33.683853, -118.024262. 26 ft accuracy. Photos this time.

Edana Salisbury
Buena Park

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Date: 10/28/17 4:41 pm
From: <sbreslochness...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Plumbeous Vireo at Craig Regional Park 10/28
A Plumbeous Vireo was present just south and downhill of the ranger station today around noon, where the pines meet the sycamores. It called several times and occasionally gave a few notes from its song. I did not refind it later in the afternoon.


The freak bird I saw today however was an apparent Long-billed Dowitcher on the lawn by the pond at about the same time. It was quite skittish, and flew off to the east about five minutes after I first saw it, calling. It's probably safely at the river by now.


Also present by the ranger station was a Myrtle-type Yellow-rumped Warbler.
ebird checklist here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40177966 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40177966


Good birding,
Samuel Bressler
Fullerton
 

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Date: 10/28/17 12:41 pm
From: <rogerschoedl...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Mile Square Park 10/28/17
I refound the PLUMBEOUS VIREO this morning at Mile Square Park. It was moving between the SW corner of the nature center and the pine trees along the golf course fence. For a time it was chasing or being chased by another bird which looked to me like another vireo. I never saw both birds well at the same time so only certain one was a Plumbeous.


A partially leucistic American Coot was on the north lake.


A Bewick's Wren was along the south fence of the nature center.


A Western Tanager was in a stand of bottlebrush trees near Warner.


Roger Schoedl
Huntington Beach
 

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Date: 10/28/17 12:23 pm
From: Trish G <trishrg62...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Carbon Canyon Creeper Continues
The Brown Creeper continues creeping on the SE side of the tennis courts in
the conifers along the creek.

Trish Gussler, Anaheim

 

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Date: 10/27/17 4:09 pm
From: Devon Bradley <feathersandflora...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Swainson's Thrush in Costa Mesa
blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } A Swainson's Thrush showed up in my yard in Costa Mesa (in close proximity to Canyon Park) yesterday (10/26), appearing stressed (panting and shaking). I moved it to a shady, protected area and monitored it from a distance. It seemed to recover, and I watched it eventually fly away. 
Three pictures are posted to my eBird checklist:eBird Checklist – Monrovia Backyard, California – Thu Oct 26, 2017 – 7 species 

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Date: 10/27/17 12:52 pm
From: c hardcastle <chhardcastle...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] yellow headed blackbird @sjws
A yellow headed blackbird (probable F type) was observed at Pond E at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary at 8:05 am on 10/27/2017.  Bird was foraging at water's edge near middle of pond for at least 20 minutes.
Calvin HardcastleIrvine
 

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Date: 10/27/17 12:39 pm
From: Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Orange County RBA: October 26, 2017
One update to this RBA for this past week. I forgot to include the Northern
Waterthrush that Trish Gussler had found and photographed at Mason Regional
Park on October 21. It was seen in the mostly dry creek, about 100 yards
downstream or west of the little water drop feature.

I was at Mason Regional this morning (27 OCT) and heard and saw the bird
again in the same general area. It was really not very cooperative, only
making itself visible for a brief second for my to be able to confirm
that's what I was hearing. Sadly, no photos.

Jeff Bray
Irvine, CA

On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 7:49 AM, Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> wrote:

> *RBA*
>
> * California
> * Orange County
> * October 26, 2017
> * CAOC17.10.26
>
> This is the Orange County, CA weekly Rare Bird Alert (RBA) and local
> events summary. California Bird Records Committee (CBRC) review species are
> capitalized and marked with asterisks below. All documentation of review
> species should be forwarded to the CBRC secretary, Tom Benson, at
> <secretary...>
>
> *BIRDS MENTIONED*
>
> *TRICOLORED HERON*
> Zone-tailed Hawk
> Ruff
> Pectoral Sandpiper
> Bell’s Vireo
> Northern Waterthrush
> Black-and-white Warbler
> American Redstart
> Summer Tanager
>
>
> A *TRICOLORED HERON* continued at Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in
> Huntington Beach through October 23. The bird has been moving around to
> different areas including the footbridge by the PCH lot, the channel going
> along “Rabbit Island,” and the “Pocket Pond.” *** Because Tricolored Heron
> is a CBRC Review Species, please send documentation to the CBRC Secretary
> Tom Benson at <secretary...>
>
> A ZONE-TAILED HAWK was found at San Joaquin Marsh in Irvine on October 19.
> It was photographed flying around with a small flock of Turkey Vultures.
>
> A RUFF that was found on the Santa Ana River on August 16 continued
> through October 20, just downstream of the Imperial Highway Bridge.
>
> A PECTORAL SANDPIPER found on October 14 continued through October 22 at
> Harriett Wieder Regional Park in Huntington Beach. The bird was in the
> ponds below the bluffs at Wieder.
>
> A BELL'S VIREO was reported at John Baca Park in Huntington Beach on
> October 22. This bird has been wintering at this location since 2011,
> though historically it has moved around a lot and has often been missed by
> birders.
>
> Two NORTHERN WATERTHRUSHES were reported from Huntington Central Park in
> Huntington Beach through October 23. One was reported from "the island" and
> the other was at the pond behind the library.
>
> A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER found on October 12 continued through October 22
> at Huntington Central Park in Huntington Beach. The bird was seen around
> the south end of Talbert Lake.
>
> An AMERICAN REDSTART was reported from Huntington Central Park in
> Huntington Beach on October 21 and continued through October 22. The bird
> was seen around the south end of Talbert Lake.
>
> A SUMMER TANAGER was reported from Santiago Park in Santa Ana on October
> 22.
>
>
> *LOCAL EVENTS*
>
> *UPCOMING EVENTS THAT DO NOT REQUIRE ADVANCE RESERVATIONS*
>
> The Monthly bird walk at Upper Newport Bay will take place on October 29
> from 8:00am to 11:00am. Meet at the Big Canyon parking lot
>
>
> *UPCOMING EVENTS THAT REQUIRE ADVANCE RESERVATIONS*
>
> The next Upper Newport Bay pontoon boat trip will take place on November
> 15 from 8:15am to 11:00am. Email Nancy Kenyon at <nancykenyon...> to
> sign up.
>
>
> *WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES*
>
> The Birds of Southern California Introductory Birding Skills Workshop
> began on October 4 and will continue through December 14. The weekly
> classes will be held at Sylvia Gallagher's home in Huntington Beach and
> will emphasize visual identification for beginning birders. Refer to the
> following link for enrollment information and contact Sylvia immediately if
> interested in signing up for the class: http://seaandsageaudubon.org/
> Classes/2017IntroBirdSkills.pdf.
>
>
> *********************************************************
>
>
> The Orange County RBA and events summary is produced weekly by Ryan
> Winkleman and Jeff Bray in collaboration with Doug Willick. Sightings of
> rare birds can be posted to the OrangeCountyBirding listserv, emailed
> directly to Jeff Bray (<jbray4913...>) and/or Ryan Winkleman (
> <rswinkleman...>), and/or submitted to eBird (
> http://ebird.org/content/ebird). Any supporting details (descriptions,
> photos, audio recordings, etc.) of rare sightings that are not already
> disclosed on the listserv or on eBird should also be emailed to Doug
> Willick at <doug.willick...>
>
> Those sightings that are included in this summary generally include those
> that are considered rare (regionally or seasonally) for Orange County based
> on "The Birds of Orange County: Status and Distribution" (Hamilton and
> Willick), "Birds of Southern California" (Garrett and Dunn), and/or more
> contemporary changes in local or regional status and distribution. Rarities
> that regularly or seasonally occur at a particular location, such as
> annually wintering rarities on Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge, are not
> included in this digest, but reports of these same species occurring at
> other, atypical locations throughout the county may be included. All bird
> reports are vetted to the extent possible prior to each publication, but in
> the interest of sharing information, the accuracy of any given report
> cannot always be guaranteed, nor can the presence of any given bird for
> those who choose to chase after them.
>
> Information on upcoming local events is taken largely from the Sea and
> Sage Audubon website (http://www.seaandsageaudubon.org/). Sea and Sage
> Audubon is based out of the Audubon House at the San Joaquin Wildlife
> Sanctuary in Irvine. They sponsor a number of public field trips, special
> birding events, conservation lectures, and social gatherings throughout the
> year. Information regarding upcoming local events should be considered
> accurate at the time of this posting. However, for the most current
> information please refer to the field trip list on the Sea and Sage Audubon
> website at http://www.seaandsageaudubon.org/FieldTrips/
> FieldTripSchedule.html. It is also recommended that you refer to that
> website immediately prior to engaging in any field trip to confirm that
> trips are still occurring. If you know of additional upcoming events that
> are not sponsored directly by Sea and Sage Audubon, please email Ryan
> Winkleman and/or Jeff Bray for inclusion.
>
> Sent: 7:50am - 26 October 2017
>

 

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Date: 10/26/17 7:33 pm
From: Moro Rogers <mororogers...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Redhead and other nice waterbirds at Laguna Niguel Regional Park
Took a stroll around the lake at LNRP with husband, brother and baby. There
were a lot of ducks, incl. a male Redhead, five or six Ringneck Ducks,
about ten Blue-Winged Teal, as well as lots of Cinnamon Teal, Shovelers,
Mallards, Gadwall and Ruddies.
Also saw a couple of White-faced Ibis and three Moorhens.
I didn't bother to look seriously for warblers as I didn't want to subject
my company to the warbler-finding process.

-Moro Rogers
Dana Point

 

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Date: 10/26/17 6:05 pm
From: Trish G <trishrg62...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Franklins Gull
For those who may want a little more on where the bird was this afternoon,
I made a map. https://imgur.com/5eTHyrA
Bird was pretty far out in muted tidal (or no tidal) ponds.
Scope suggested. Parking is easy in the neighborhood just to the NE and you
can pick up the trail to the channel easily.

Trish Gussler, Anaheim.



On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 3:33 PM, Don Hoechlin <quixdimnd...>
[OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> The Franklins Gull, found by Dick Cabe, is still present at Bolsa Chica.
> Off the Wintersburg channel on the area by the wooden rail fence, about
> halfway between the two bridges (Brightwater and Graham )over the
> channel.Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/CHPwNJ. Don Hoechlin. RMV
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>
>

 

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Date: 10/26/17 3:33 pm
From: Don Hoechlin <quixdimnd...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Franklins Gull
The Franklins Gull, found by Dick Cabe, is still present at Bolsa Chica. Off the Wintersburg channel on the area by the wooden rail fence, about halfway between the two bridges (Brightwater and Graham )over the channel.Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/CHPwNJ. Don Hoechlin. RMV

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 10/26/17 12:44 pm
From: Don Hoechlin <quixdimnd...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Ross' Goose
Just had a Ross' Goose at observation point at Bolsa Chica walkbridge. Flickr : https://flic.kr/p/ZLSafW. Don Hoechlin. RMV

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 10/26/17 12:15 pm
From: <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Franklin's Gull at Bolsa Chica - 26 October
Dick Cabe just called to let me know he had a Franklin's Gull at Bolsa Chica just now (around noon). I believe the area he was describing was near GPS: 33.699211, -118.043798. It was a bit far out, but easily viewable through a scope. Was sitting with a small flock of terns. That's all the info I have. There are a few others at Bolsa currently looking for it, so perhaps they'll have a bit more info to share about the location and not just a link to photos...


Jeff Bray
Irvine, CA

 

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Date: 10/26/17 8:18 am
From: Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Orange County RBA: October 26, 2017
*RBA*

* California
* Orange County
* October 26, 2017
* CAOC17.10.26

This is the Orange County, CA weekly Rare Bird Alert (RBA) and local events
summary. California Bird Records Committee (CBRC) review species are
capitalized and marked with asterisks below. All documentation of review
species should be forwarded to the CBRC secretary, Tom Benson, at
<secretary...>

*BIRDS MENTIONED*

*TRICOLORED HERON*
Zone-tailed Hawk
Ruff
Pectoral Sandpiper
Bell’s Vireo
Northern Waterthrush
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Summer Tanager


A *TRICOLORED HERON* continued at Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in
Huntington Beach through October 23. The bird has been moving around to
different areas including the footbridge by the PCH lot, the channel going
along “Rabbit Island,” and the “Pocket Pond.” *** Because Tricolored Heron
is a CBRC Review Species, please send documentation to the CBRC Secretary
Tom Benson at <secretary...>

A ZONE-TAILED HAWK was found at San Joaquin Marsh in Irvine on October 19.
It was photographed flying around with a small flock of Turkey Vultures.

A RUFF that was found on the Santa Ana River on August 16 continued through
October 20, just downstream of the Imperial Highway Bridge.

A PECTORAL SANDPIPER found on October 14 continued through October 22 at
Harriett Wieder Regional Park in Huntington Beach. The bird was in the
ponds below the bluffs at Wieder.

A BELL'S VIREO was reported at John Baca Park in Huntington Beach on
October 22. This bird has been wintering at this location since 2011,
though historically it has moved around a lot and has often been missed by
birders.

Two NORTHERN WATERTHRUSHES were reported from Huntington Central Park in
Huntington Beach through October 23. One was reported from "the island" and
the other was at the pond behind the library.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER found on October 12 continued through October 22
at Huntington Central Park in Huntington Beach. The bird was seen around
the south end of Talbert Lake.

An AMERICAN REDSTART was reported from Huntington Central Park in
Huntington Beach on October 21 and continued through October 22. The bird
was seen around the south end of Talbert Lake.

A SUMMER TANAGER was reported from Santiago Park in Santa Ana on October
22.


*LOCAL EVENTS*

*UPCOMING EVENTS THAT DO NOT REQUIRE ADVANCE RESERVATIONS*

The Monthly bird walk at Upper Newport Bay will take place on October 29
from 8:00am to 11:00am. Meet at the Big Canyon parking lot


*UPCOMING EVENTS THAT REQUIRE ADVANCE RESERVATIONS*

The next Upper Newport Bay pontoon boat trip will take place on November 15
from 8:15am to 11:00am. Email Nancy Kenyon at <nancykenyon...> to sign
up.


*WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES*

The Birds of Southern California Introductory Birding Skills Workshop began
on October 4 and will continue through December 14. The weekly classes will
be held at Sylvia Gallagher's home in Huntington Beach and will emphasize
visual identification for beginning birders. Refer to the following link
for enrollment information and contact Sylvia immediately if interested in
signing up for the class:
http://seaandsageaudubon.org/Classes/2017IntroBirdSkills.pdf.


*********************************************************


The Orange County RBA and events summary is produced weekly by Ryan
Winkleman and Jeff Bray in collaboration with Doug Willick. Sightings of
rare birds can be posted to the OrangeCountyBirding listserv, emailed
directly to Jeff Bray (<jbray4913...>) and/or Ryan Winkleman (
<rswinkleman...>), and/or submitted to eBird (
http://ebird.org/content/ebird). Any supporting details (descriptions,
photos, audio recordings, etc.) of rare sightings that are not already
disclosed on the listserv or on eBird should also be emailed to Doug
Willick at <doug.willick...>

Those sightings that are included in this summary generally include those
that are considered rare (regionally or seasonally) for Orange County based
on "The Birds of Orange County: Status and Distribution" (Hamilton and
Willick), "Birds of Southern California" (Garrett and Dunn), and/or more
contemporary changes in local or regional status and distribution. Rarities
that regularly or seasonally occur at a particular location, such as
annually wintering rarities on Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge, are not
included in this digest, but reports of these same species occurring at
other, atypical locations throughout the county may be included. All bird
reports are vetted to the extent possible prior to each publication, but in
the interest of sharing information, the accuracy of any given report
cannot always be guaranteed, nor can the presence of any given bird for
those who choose to chase after them.

Information on upcoming local events is taken largely from the Sea and Sage
Audubon website (http://www.seaandsageaudubon.org/). Sea and Sage Audubon
is based out of the Audubon House at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in
Irvine. They sponsor a number of public field trips, special birding
events, conservation lectures, and social gatherings throughout the year.
Information regarding upcoming local events should be considered accurate
at the time of this posting. However, for the most current information
please refer to the field trip list on the Sea and Sage Audubon website at
http://www.seaandsageaudubon.org/FieldTrips/FieldTripSchedule.html. It is
also recommended that you refer to that website immediately prior to
engaging in any field trip to confirm that trips are still occurring. If
you know of additional upcoming events that are not sponsored directly by
Sea and Sage Audubon, please email Ryan Winkleman and/or Jeff Bray for
inclusion.

Sent: 7:50am - 26 October 2017

 

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Date: 10/25/17 11:12 am
From: Edana Salisbury <Edanasal...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Mute Swan at Bolsa Chica/Winterburg
The Swan was seen around 1030 near the PCH end of the channel. It has since gone up to the bridge that leads up to the Brightwater trail. So far I haven’t seen the Tricolored Heron.

Edana Salisbury
Buena Park

Sent from my iPhone and possibly autocorrected incorrectly ....


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