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9/19/17 5:31 pm <terrynjohn...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Black Tern & Yellow-Crowned Night Heron Still Present at BC
9/19/17 8:48 am Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Black Tern continues at Bolsa this morning 19 Sep
9/18/17 8:20 pm James Pike <jimpike444...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] odds & sods
9/18/17 7:30 pm Don Hoechlin <quixdimnd...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Blackburnian Warbler
9/18/17 11:40 am Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Black Tern (juvenile) Bolsa Chica 18 Sep
9/18/17 11:34 am Don Hoechlin <quixdimnd...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Blackburnian Warbler
9/17/17 3:54 pm <rogerschoedl...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Gray Flycatcher
9/17/17 3:48 pm <rogerschoedl...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Gray Flycatcher
9/17/17 11:30 am Liga Auzins <llauzins...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Vesper Sparrow at Harriet Weider Park
9/17/17 11:29 am <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Louisiana apparently gone
9/17/17 3:07 am Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Louisiana Waterthrush photos, audio and video - 16 SEP
9/17/17 12:58 am <sbreslochness...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Some general notes on the Louisiana Waterthrush at Gilman
9/16/17 9:10 pm Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Bank Swallow at Harriet Wieder - 16 SEP
9/16/17 7:00 pm Peter Gordon <peterandmiko...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Gilman Park and The Great Park
9/16/17 6:58 pm Trish G <trishrg62...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> Fwd: [OrangeCountyBirding] Louisiana Waterthrush
9/16/17 5:03 pm <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Louisiana continues
9/16/17 4:52 pm <tiorick...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] White-winged Dove and Yellow-headed Blackbird
9/16/17 3:06 pm <rogerschoedl...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Louisiana Waterthrush
9/16/17 2:24 pm <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Today's waterthrush
9/16/17 1:50 pm Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Gilman Park Northern Waterthrush CORRECTION - possible LOUISIANA
9/16/17 11:35 am Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Gilman Park Northern Waterthrush
9/16/17 11:26 am Don Hoechlin <quixdimnd...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Louisiana Waterthrush
9/16/17 7:32 am Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Lots of Common Terns!
9/15/17 6:04 pm Don Hoechlin <quixdimnd...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Vermilion flycatcher and cattle egret
9/15/17 1:46 pm <ychuang1...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Black-and-white Warbler in Gilman Park
9/15/17 12:13 pm Edana Salisbury <Edanasal...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Cattle Egret continues at Great Park
9/15/17 12:07 pm <sbreslochness...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Continuing Ruff, Yellow-headed Blackbird at Santa Ana River, and other minor migrants from North County
9/15/17 12:06 pm <terrynjohn...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Brewer’s Sparrow Found on Harriett Wieder Park Count
9/15/17 8:19 am Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Time-stamping
9/14/17 9:41 pm <sachiko25...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Dana Point Harbor
9/14/17 1:08 pm Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Cattle egret
9/14/17 12:45 pm <alazere1...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Cattle egret
9/14/17 9:50 am Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Orange County RBA: September 14, 2017
9/13/17 9:29 pm Mike Sanders <msanders414...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Bank Swallow continues at SJWS
9/13/17 8:16 pm Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Cattle Egret and Solitary Sandpiper at The "Great" Park - 13 SEP
9/13/17 9:25 am rick shearer <tiorick...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Brewer GPS
9/13/17 8:26 am rick shearer <tiorick...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Brewers Sparrow refound
9/12/17 6:56 pm rick shearer <tiorick...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: American Redstart at Huntington Central Park
9/12/17 6:47 pm rick shearer <tiorick...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Clay-colored Sparrow at Mason Park
9/12/17 9:55 am Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Bank Swallow at dusk - San Joaquin 10 SEP
9/12/17 8:04 am Edana Salisbury <Edanasal...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Clay-colored Sparrow at Mason Park
9/11/17 6:07 pm Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Clay-colored Sparrow at Mason Regional 11 SEP
9/11/17 5:46 pm Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Clay-colored Sparrow at Mason Regional 11 SEP
9/11/17 10:44 am Edana Salisbury <Edanasal...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] American Redstart at Huntington Central Park
9/11/17 10:17 am Edana Salisbury <Edanasal...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Lucy's Warbler at Huntington Central Park
9/11/17 8:01 am Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Bank Swallow at dusk - San Joaquin 10 SEP
9/10/17 9:25 pm <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Red Knot discussion
9/10/17 4:25 pm Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] San Joaquin Monthly Bird Walk - 10 SEP
9/10/17 2:36 pm Don Hoechlin <quixdimnd...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Pectoral Sandpiper
9/10/17 12:56 pm <rogerschoedl...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Huntington Central Park rarities
9/10/17 12:56 pm Don Hoechlin <quixdimnd...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Pectoral Sandpiper
9/10/17 12:14 pm Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] American Restart male at Huntington central - 10 sep
9/10/17 9:16 am Trish G <trishrg62...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Mile square park
9/10/17 8:39 am Trish G <trishrg62...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Brewer's Sparrows, Harriett Wieder
9/10/17 7:38 am Trish G <trishrg62...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Brewer's Sparrows, Harriett Wieder
9/9/17 2:54 pm Trish G <trishrg62...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Brewer's Sparrows, Harriett Wieder
9/9/17 1:44 pm <Edanasal...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Brewer's Sparrows, Harriett Wieder
9/9/17 1:12 pm Trish G <trishrg62...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Brewer's Sparrows, Harriett Wieder
9/9/17 11:31 am Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Red Knot discussion
9/9/17 9:06 am Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Black-throated Sparrow at Mile Square
9/9/17 8:25 am Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Black-throated Sparrow at Mile Square
9/8/17 2:26 pm Don Hoechlin <quixdimnd...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Black-throated Sparrow
9/8/17 2:20 pm Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Baird's Sandpiper - SJWS
9/8/17 1:38 pm <terrynjohn...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Highlights of Today’s Bolsa Chica Monthly Count
9/8/17 1:24 pm Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Black-throated Sparrow at Mile Square
9/8/17 12:48 pm Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Black-throated Sparrow at Mile Square
9/8/17 11:44 am rick shearer <tiorick...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] MacGillivray and Black-throated Sparrow
9/8/17 9:55 am Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Black-throated Sparrow at Mile Square
9/8/17 7:17 am Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] HCP warblers continue
9/7/17 2:21 pm <tiorick...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Wintersburg Channel Bridges
9/7/17 12:03 pm Don Hoechlin <quixdimnd...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Baird's sandpiper
9/7/17 8:17 am Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Orange County RBA: September 7, 2017
9/6/17 12:28 am <sbreslochness...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Continuing Baird's Sandpiper on Santa Ana River by Lakeview
9/5/17 5:09 pm Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Solitary Sandpiper - Wintersburg Channel
9/5/17 10:58 am Don Hoechlin <quixdimnd...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Northern Waterthrush
9/5/17 10:07 am Don Hoechlin <quixdimnd...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Northern Waterthrush
9/5/17 9:42 am Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Masked/Nazca Juvenile crescent bay 4 SEP
9/4/17 11:28 pm 'Willick, Doug' <doug.willick...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Frigatebird at Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Monday (?)
9/4/17 5:56 pm <rogerschoedl...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: local parks birding
9/4/17 4:17 pm Liga Auzins <llauzins...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] local parks birding
9/4/17 8:50 am Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Masked/Nazca Juvenile crescent bay 4 SEP
9/3/17 3:23 pm Wm Voss <bellafortuni...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Hummingbird hybrid?
9/2/17 10:51 am Pamela Quittmeyer <duckypam...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Ruff
9/2/17 10:38 am <rogerschoedl...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Northern Waterthrush
9/1/17 7:17 pm James Pike <jimpike444...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Ruff
9/1/17 4:15 pm <dave_telford...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Ruff
9/1/17 1:06 pm <terrynjohn...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Willow Flycatcher at SJWS Count Today
8/31/17 1:22 pm <tiggertaylor2...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Magnificient Frigatebird at Newport Back Bay
8/31/17 9:10 am Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Magnificent Frigatebird at Bolsa Chica / Harriet Wieder this morning - 31 AUG
8/31/17 8:17 am Andrew Lazere <alazere1...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Orange County RBA: August 31, 2017
8/31/17 7:28 am Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Orange County RBA: August 31, 2017
8/30/17 6:33 pm chuck schussman <cschussman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Solitary sandpiper at SJWS
8/29/17 10:20 am <Edanasal...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Ruff CORRECTION west of Imperial Blvd bridge
8/29/17 9:47 am Edana Salisbury <Edanasal...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Ruff east of Imperial Blvd bridge, Santa Ana River
8/29/17 7:33 am <condor262001...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Snowy Plover at Baird's Sandpiper Site
8/27/17 11:04 pm <condor262001...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Need ID Help Baird's Sandpiper
8/27/17 5:39 pm James Pike <jimpike444...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Lucy's Warbler & other Central Park notes
8/27/17 3:15 pm <rogerschoedl...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Lucy's Warbler & other Central Park notes
8/27/17 11:54 am 'Andrew Lazere' <alazere1...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> RE: [OrangeCountyBirding] Lucy's warbler
8/27/17 10:51 am Andrew Lazere <alazere1...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Lucy's warbler
8/27/17 10:13 am Trish G <trishrg62...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Lucy's warbler
8/27/17 9:54 am Liga Auzins <llauzins...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Lucy continues at HCP
8/27/17 4:05 am Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Lucy's warbler
8/26/17 10:22 am Liga Auzins <llauzins...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] 2 Baird's Sandpipers
8/26/17 8:02 am Don Hoechlin <quixdimnd...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Baird's Sandpiper
8/25/17 5:14 pm John Newlander <jnewlander1...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: San Joaquin highlights, 8/25/17
8/25/17 4:03 pm <baker2575...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] San Joaquin highlights, 8/25/17
8/25/17 11:40 am Don Hoechlin <quixdimnd...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Baird's Sandpipers
8/24/17 7:55 pm Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Pectoral Sandpiper and a Baird's now at Lakeview
8/24/17 12:51 pm Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Fwd: [LACoBirds] eBird issues this Fall
8/24/17 6:58 am Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Orange County RBA: August 24, 2017
8/23/17 9:38 pm <ychuang1...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Pectoral Sandpiper in Santa Ana River--Lakeview Avenue
8/22/17 6:25 pm <tvh251...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Unusual CA Thrasher at SJWS
8/22/17 3:56 pm Moro Rogers <mororogers...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Tagged Turkey Vulture in SJC
8/21/17 7:51 pm <ychuang1...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Ruff's new location, Santa Ana River--Lakeview Avenue
8/21/17 7:21 pm 'Willick, Doug' <doug.willick...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Baird's Sandpiper at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary
8/21/17 4:07 pm Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Baird's Sandpiper - San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary
8/21/17 10:21 am Don Hoechlin <quixdimnd...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> [OrangeCountyBirding] Lucy's warbler
 
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Date: 9/19/17 5:31 pm
From: <terrynjohn...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Black Tern & Yellow-Crowned Night Heron Still Present at BC
The Black Tern and Yellow-crowned Night-heron were still present at Bolsa Chica this afternoon. I saw the Yellow-crowned Night-heron first at 2:35 p.m., in the same spot it had been seen all day. I came down the hill from the Brightwater Trail, stopped as soon as I could see the side of the pocket pond next to the hillside, and spotted it immediately. It was still there about 3:20. I started down the channel at first to get the better light angle for the Black Tern, but saw a number of birders and photographers on the opposite side so I came back and walked the trail on the inland side of the pond and when I got half-way along I spotted the tern flying next to the channel. I first saw it at 3:20, and it was still around when I left at 4:10.


Terry Hill
Huntington Beach
 

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Date: 9/19/17 8:48 am
From: Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Black Tern continues at Bolsa this morning 19 Sep



Currently flying over the pocket pond with large group of Forster's.



Jeff Bray

Irvine, CA

Sent: 7:10am 19 Sep







 

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Date: 9/18/17 8:20 pm
From: James Pike <jimpike444...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] odds & sods
Yesterday, just before the Packers debacle, a walk around the west side of
Huntington Central Park (HCP) turned up a heard-only Summer Tanager near
the Shipley Nature Center, plus an interesting orangy oriole near the lake
that had pretensions of being from Baltimore (photos). This morning, what I
believe was a migrant Hoary Bat flushed in the area of the dry pond in the
nature center of Mile Square Park and barely eluded being nabbed by a
Cooper's Hawk. The nearby Futile Crescent lived up to its name, but an
"Aleutian" Cackling Goose was near the lake. Aging geese isn't my strong
suit, but there are reasons (correct ones?) to think it is an adult, in
which case I wonder if this was a wintering bird that stayed all summer.
Finally, I stopped by the east side of HCP late this afternoon and had an
Ovenbird within the perimeter of the faux "island." It was on the south
side, in an open area with flowering nasturtiums, and north of two redwoods
that are isolated from the other clump of eight. A photo of the bird can be
found here:

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

Jim Pike
HB

 

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Date: 9/18/17 7:30 pm
From: Don Hoechlin <quixdimnd...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Blackburnian Warbler
The Blackburnian Warbler Photo at Gilman Park : Flickr -
https://flic.kr/p/YCU2Hn. Don Hoechlin RMV
Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 9/18/17 11:40 am
From: Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Black Tern (juvenile) Bolsa Chica 18 Sep



Steve Morris reports there is a Juvenile Black Tern flying around the pocket pond at Bolsa Chica this morning.



Jeff Bray

Irvine, CA

Sent: 18 Sep 11:39am







 

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Date: 9/18/17 11:34 am
From: Don Hoechlin <quixdimnd...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Blackburnian Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler at Gilman Park. Seen simultaneously by Sam , Edana and I. Photo in progress. Don Hoechlin. RMV

Sent from my iPhone


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Date: 9/17/17 3:54 pm
From: <rogerschoedl...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Gray Flycatcher
Sorry, the location should read southwest of the Gothard St. parking lot...
 

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Date: 9/17/17 3:48 pm
From: <rogerschoedl...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Gray Flycatcher
I had a nice morning around Huntington Central Park today. Fair amount of migrants around but all humdrum stuff. Only notable migrant was a GRAY FLYCATCHER in the small patch of toyon bushes located southwest of the Slater parking lot and directly east of the "Island" slough (coordinates 33.704812, -118.001404).

Roger Schoedl
Huntington Beach



 

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Date: 9/17/17 11:30 am
From: Liga Auzins <llauzins...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Vesper Sparrow at Harriet Weider Park
Birders

No sign of White-winged Dove or Brewers Sparrow at Harriet Weider Park Sunday morning. Vesper Sparrow near original Brewer site was our consolation prize.

Tom Wurster and Liga Auzins Wurster
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Date: 9/17/17 11:29 am
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Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Louisiana apparently gone
I've been in touch with Curtis Marantz this morning (9/17) and as of 11:30 the Gilman Park Louisiana Waterthrush has not been refound.

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Date: 9/17/17 3:07 am
From: Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Louisiana Waterthrush photos, audio and video - 16 SEP
​I huge thanks again to Sam Bressler for getting word out (via e-mail to
me) about the waterthrush. Yahoo posts were delayed some three hours this
morning which made getting word out the usual way somewhat difficult.

Sharing my eBird list that has some video, audio and photos of the bird
from my encounter.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39211808

Photos can also be found on my Flickr page starting here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/crispystatic/36453739933/

Video can be found here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCE1RXUd7HA

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Date: 9/17/17 12:58 am
From: <sbreslochness...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Some general notes on the Louisiana Waterthrush at Gilman
I first observed the bird just a few minutes after 8 AM, and with the exception of forty minutes around 10 AM, was in the park continuously until 6PM. I initially misidentified the bird as a Northern Waterthrush; some later photos I took suggested Louisiana, this was confirmed soon after Jeff Bray arrived at around 9:45 AM.
In terms of directions, I observed the bird foraging along the entirety of the creek, from the western border of the park in the late afternoon, to the northern border of the park in mid-morning (at some points even foraging beyond the storm drain grating. I observed it occasionally forage away from the creek too, particularly:
1) in the lawn under the shade of a large pepper on the west side of the park,
2) underneath two palms by the utilities building
3) on the slope between the creek and Treeview place cul de sac.


I twice saw it fly into the shrubby area on the east side of the park, in both cases it reemerged from here relatively quickly (within 10 minutes or so).


All in all, it is a highly cooperative bird, but if it is foraging on the same side of the creekbank that you are on, then it is easy to miss if it does not flush. In that case, having a birder walk on each side of the creek should be able to produce the bird, if it is there; this was how Jeff and I located the bird shortly after he arrived.


Good birding, and all the best of luck to those who look for it tomorrow:
Samuel Bressler
Fullerton
 

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Date: 9/16/17 9:10 pm
From: Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Bank Swallow at Harriet Wieder - 16 SEP
While seeing the White-winged Dove fly away when I arrived at the park this
afternoon, I found a Bank Swallow flying off to the west of the park with 4
Barn Swallows. 2 Vaux's Swifts were also flying around.

Some hilariously bad photos of both birds are on my eBird list below:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39216717

Jeff Bray
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Date: 9/16/17 7:00 pm
From: Peter Gordon <peterandmiko...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Gilman Park and The Great Park
All


Was able to see the Louisiana Waterthrush this afternoon at Gilman Park with other birders, and while walking back to my car, saw 1 female Pin-tailed Whydah.


Since I would pass Sand Canyon Ave and the Great Park soccer fields on the way home, I stopped in. The Vermillion Flycatchers were present, one male and one female, the Cattle Egret was seen, as well as a Cassin's Kingbird, and the Solitary Sandpiper. There were also 4 House Finches, 4 Mallards, and the obligatory Black Phoebe. The settling ponds and surrounding trees seem to be a good location for birding.


Pete Gordon
Foothill Ranch, CA

 

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Date: 9/16/17 6:58 pm
From: Trish G <trishrg62...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Fwd: [OrangeCountyBirding] Louisiana Waterthrush
I added some photos, video, and audio of the Louisiana Waterthrush to my
ebird checklist.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39213747

Trish Gussler, Anaheim




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Date: 9/16/17 5:03 pm
From: <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Louisiana continues
Per Justyn Stahl, the Louisiana Waterthrush at Gilman Park continues very easily off Eucalyptus Place at 4:50 pm.

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Date: 9/16/17 4:52 pm
From: <tiorick...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] White-winged Dove and Yellow-headed Blackbird
Hi OC Birders, lost in the Waterthrush excitement, a few of us had a White-winged Dove at Harriett Weider Park. My pictures are of it on the playground fence, north side. I also had a Yellow-headed Blackbird earlier this morning at SJWS.


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HW http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39215300 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39215300
SJWS http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39212549 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39212549

Rick Shearer
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Date: 9/16/17 3:06 pm
From: <rogerschoedl...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Louisiana Waterthrush
The LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH continued into the early afternoon today at Gilman Park in Fullerton. By midday a fair number of birders had gathered to view it.

Very cooperative bird. Often foraging in the open along the edge of the creek. Roams about the creek but frequents the drain culvert at the eastern end of the creek. Sometimes it disappears into the storm drain pipe - if it hasn't been seen for a bit check into the gloom behind the grate over the pipe.


(Currently 3:05 pm on 9/16/2017.)


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Date: 9/16/17 2:24 pm
From: <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Today's waterthrush
Orange County and other SoCal birders,

I apologise profusely and feel terrible about the delays in getting the word out about the Gilman Park waterthrush. Obviously some posting delays led to an undoubtedly confusing timeline on here. The bird that Samuel Bressler found this morning at Gilman Park has been confirmed by Doug Willick, Tom Wurster, and Curtis Marantz as a Louisiana Waterthrush. This is the 3rd record for Orange County. The bird thus far has been commonly found in the creek and surrounding uplands off of the Treeview cul-de-sac, generally from the large culvert at the top to the vicinity of the wooden bridge.

Ryan Winkleman
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Date: 9/16/17 1:50 pm
From: Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Gilman Park Northern Waterthrush CORRECTION - possible LOUISIANA
Earlier this morning 9/16 I posted a Northern Waterthrush was found at
Gilman Park in Brea by Samuel Bressler. Based on photos, video, and audio,
it is looking like this may actually be a LOUISIANA Waterthrush. This has
not been completely confirmed by our local heavies but again this is
looking good for Louisiana.

Jeff Bray is on-site right now (11:00 am) and the bird is present in the
creek, in the open.

Here is a photo of his: https://flic.kr/p/YLVxrV
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And audio of its call:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/x1siuqmmaz8g625/Water3.m4a?dl=0

Again, this is not 100% but is looking very good for it pending some
additional responses.

Ryan Winkleman
RSM

On Sep 16, 2017 9:05 AM, "Ryan Winkleman" <rswinkleman...> wrote:

Samuel Bressler reports a Northern Waterthrush at Gilman Park moving all up
and down the creek and being very vocal from about 8:30 this morning (9/16)
and continuing still.

Ryan Winkleman
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Date: 9/16/17 11:35 am
From: Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Gilman Park Northern Waterthrush
Samuel Bressler reports a Northern Waterthrush at Gilman Park moving all up
and down the creek and being very vocal from about 8:30 this morning (9/16)
and continuing still.

Ryan Winkleman
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Date: 9/16/17 11:26 am
From: Don Hoechlin <quixdimnd...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Louisiana Waterthrush
LAWA is at Gilman Park Now. Photo :
https://flic.kr/p/YvKSB5. Don Hoechlin. RMV
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Date: 9/16/17 7:32 am
From: Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Lots of Common Terns!
Just a short belated note that on September 12 Bill Halladay had 37 Common
Terns on Huntington State Beach. The birds were mostly or entirely
sub-adults/first-summer birds, with white foreheads, black extending back
behind the eye, mostly black bills with reddish bases, and black
carpal-bars. They were seen roosting on the beach west of the Talbert
Channel (i.e., opposite the tern preserve).

Ryan Winkleman
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Date: 9/15/17 6:04 pm
From: Don Hoechlin <quixdimnd...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Vermilion flycatcher and cattle egret
The Vermilion Flycatcher and the Cattle Egret are both still present by the soccer fields off Marine Way, Irvine at the Great Park. Photos are on my eBird checklist. Don Hoechlin. RMV

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Date: 9/15/17 1:46 pm
From: <ychuang1...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Black-and-white Warbler in Gilman Park
At noon today, September 15, there was a Black-and-white Warbler by the creek, 80 yards west of the small utility building in Gilman Park

Gps: 33.90250 -117.87816

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Date: 9/15/17 12:13 pm
From: Edana Salisbury <Edanasal...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Cattle Egret continues at Great Park
I watched the bird off and on for 40 minutes in the pond shown on Jeff's map from 1115 to 1155.

Edana Salisbury
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Date: 9/15/17 12:07 pm
From: <sbreslochness...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Continuing Ruff, Yellow-headed Blackbird at Santa Ana River, and other minor migrants from North County
Hi birders,
The Ruff continues through 9:30 AM today (9/15) just west of Imperial, with the dowitchers. In addition, at least one adult Yellow-headed Blackbird was refound about halfway between Imperial and Lakewood, loafing on the "bridge" at the east end of the groundwater recharge basin with some Red-winged Blackbirds. Also had a flyby immature Peregrine Falcon, and at least 10-15 Vaux's Swifts hunting over the river. List here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39194062 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39194062


Also migration continues at Craig Regional Park, where yesterday (9/14) I had an Olive-sided Flycatcher in the pines just northeast of the ranger station. In addition, a female/immature MacGillivray's Warbler continues in the southwest part of the park, across from the fence, in private property northwest of bathroom number 7. This is across from the third baseball field. It appears to continue to associate with House and Bewick's Wrens. I initially reported this bird on September 6th. Finally, I had FOS Cedar Waxwings (good-sized flock, at least 20 birds, north end of park), and Lincoln's Sparrow (in coyote brush west of handball courts, by the very reedy creek. List here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39185059 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39185059


Good birding,
Samuel Bressler
Fullerton
 

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Date: 9/15/17 12:06 pm
From: <terrynjohn...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Brewer’s Sparrow Found on Harriett Wieder Park Count
On the Sept. 15 Harriett Wieder monthly count this morning, the Brewer’s Sparrow was re-found by Sheila Harlow in a different location. It was found about 9:30 a.m. on the edge of the cliff out from the closed upper parking lot on Overlook Dr. (above the intersection of Seapoint and Garfield), near where the fence starts that goes down the hill, separating the private John Thomas Leasehold property from Harriett Wieder Park. The group failed to take the coordinates at that time, but I’ve reconstructed the location to be 33.688969,-118.018413. It was hanging out with Bushtits. Unfortunately, as soon as Sheila spotted it and another group member tried to get a picture, it flew down the hill, then over into what they call the “sink” area, where there’s a lot of vegetation. The coordinates for this area is 33.688269,-118.019938. This is not far from the open area where it was previously reported, so it may end up back there. So it hasn’t left the park; it just moves around.


Land birds were sparse this morning, but we had a lot of raptor activity. There were 3 Peregrine Falcons (seen all at once by Ryan Winkleman and reported to me as he was leaving the park; but they were seen individually by our groups, so thanks, Ryan, for confirming the 3). Also, all the groups reported Cooper’s Hawks, and we ended up deciding on 4 indivduals. Plus, there was 1 Northern Harrier and 7 American Kestrels. Other birds of interest were 4 Virginia’s Rails, 3 Soras, 1 Green Heron, and 6 Wilson’s Phalaropes, plus 1 adult White-crowned Sparrow and 1 Lincoln’s Sparrow.


Terry Hill
Huntington Beach
 

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Date: 9/15/17 8:19 am
From: Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Time-stamping
Catching up on some post digests from surrounding counties this morning,
I'll second a post from Justyn Stahl on the San Diego board a couple days
ago to please date, and I would say also include the time of, your posts if
they are time-sensitive, like for rarities. You'll notice I went as far as
to put our observation times last Friday when Jeff and I were at Huntington
Central and I posted about continuing rarities. Yahoo! Groups is going
through more random posting delays lately, so for things where time may be
of the essence, I would strongly suggest including it for clarity in case
your post gets delayed (more mundane emails, like those I typically
post(!), probably don't need that info).

I did attempt to contact Yahoo! about it last week after several of my
posts were delayed, but their response was completely useless, so for
now....please just refer to the previous paragraph :-)

Thanks,
Ryan Winkleman
RSM

 

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Date: 9/14/17 9:41 pm
From: <sachiko25...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Dana Point Harbor
Today when I went kayaking, I was dismayed to see a dead black oystercatcher in the channel. There's still 1 live oystercatcher on the breakwater.
Sachi Fukuman
San Clemente
 

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Date: 9/14/17 1:08 pm
From: Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Cattle egret
Thanks for letting others know it's still around. I've gotten a few
questions about the location and of the bird and where to park, etc...

Sharing a link to a map that I quickly marked up:
https://i.imgur.com/9mv2l97.jpg

The west end of the park is where the concrete "reflecting ponds" are.
Southeast of those ponds are 3 retention ponds and the one that is farthest
southeast is where the Cattle Egret has been seen. The area I have outlined
in blue tends to be some of the best birding in the park. There are at
least 3 Vermilion Flycatchers there currently and a handful of other usual
suspects. The open field to the west will often have Horned Lark and
Western Meadowlark.

Thanks,
Jeff Bray

 

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Date: 9/14/17 12:45 pm
From: <alazere1...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Cattle egret
The Cattle Egret found yesterday by Jeff Bray was still present this morning (9/14} at the Great Park, Irvine in the same location described in Jeff's previous post

Andy Lazere, Laguna Niguel


 

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Date: 9/14/17 9:50 am
From: Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Orange County RBA: September 14, 2017
*RBA*



* California

* Orange County

* September 14, 2017

* CAOC17.09.14



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

Cattle Egret

Yellow-crowned Night Heron

Ruff

Pectoral Sandpiper

Solitary Sandpiper

Bank Swallow

Northern Waterthrush

Tennessee Warbler

Lucy’s Warbler

American Redstart

Clay-colored Sparrow

Brewer’s Sparrow

Black-throated Sparrow

Yellow-headed Blackbird



A CACKLING GOOSE continued at Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley
on September 9. This bird is often found with the large flock of Canada
Geese around the park.



A CATTLE EGRET was found at The Great Park in Irvine on September 13. It
was seen in the southernmost retention pond on the west end of the park.



A YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON juvenile was reported at Bolsa Chica in
Huntington Beach on September 12. This is likely the same bird that has
been seen over the past month often found in the “Pocket Pond” to the north
of the Wintersburg Channel.



A RUFF that was found on the Santa Ana River on August 16 continued through
September 7, most commonly just downstream of the Imperial Highway Bridge.



A PECTORAL SANDPIPER was reported at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in
Irvine on September 10. It was seen on Pond C.



SOLITARY SANDPIPERS continue to be seen around the county. Recent reports
have been along the Santa Ana River in Anaheim between Tustin and Lakeview,
in Irvine at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary and at a retention pond at The
Great Park in Irvine.



A BANK SWALLOW was found at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine on
September 10 and continued through September 13. It was seen flying over
Ponds C-E loosely associating with a large flock of Barn Swallows.



At least two NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH were reported at Huntington Central Park
in Huntington Beach on September 10. They’re usually found by their loud
metallic “chink” notes. Reports from the 10th had one bird in “Loren’s
Ditch” and the other was in the “Island” area. The one that had been
reliable at the SE corner of the “Jack Green Area” has not been heard
recently.



A TENNESSEE WARBLER was found at Huntington Central Park in Huntington
Beach on September 10. It was seen in the “Island” area. No reports since
that day.



A LUCY’S WARBLER that was found at Huntington Central Park in Huntington
Beach on August 21 continued through September 11. It has been difficult to
find but has most often been observed working the eucalyptus trees along
Loren's Ditch, in the area immediately west of the maintenance yard.



Two AMERICAN REDSTARTS (male and female) were found at Huntington Central
Park in Huntington Beach on September 10 and continued through September
12. They’ve been seen in the “Island” area.



A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was found at Mason Regional Park on September 11 and
continued through September 13. It’s been found along the creek that
parallels University Dr. just to the west of the main entrance to the park.



Two BREWER’S SPARROWS were found at Harriet Wieder Park in Huntington Beach
on September 9 and at least one has continued through September 13. The
second bird might have moved on. They were being seen to the northeast of
the park in the open fields near GPS: 33.687217, -118.020609.



A BLACK-THROATED SPARROW was found at Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain
Valley on September 8 and continued through September 9. It was seen along
the wooden fence next to the dry pond inside the nature area.



Six YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS were reported at San Joaquin Wildlife
Sanctuary in Irvine on September 11. They were seen on the island of Pond 1.







*LOCAL EVENTS*



*UPCOMING EVENTS THAT DO NOT REQUIRE ADVANCE RESERVATIONS*



The monthly Bolsa Chica bird walk will take place on September 21 from
8:00am to 12:00pm. Meet at the Harriet Wieder Park lot.



The monthly Upper Newport Bay bird walk will take place on September 24
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 September
20 from 8:15am to 11:00am. Email Nancy Kenyon at <nancykenyon...> to
sign up.



The Sea and Sage Audubon fall pelagic trip will take place on September 30
from 6:30am to 3:00pm. Email Nancy Kenyon at <nancykenyon...> to sign up.





*WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES*



Make plans to attend the Sea and Sage Audubon General Meeting on September
15 at 7:30pm, where Sylvia Gallagher will present a birding quiz night
consisting of both photos and sounds. The quiz will be divided into thirds
between very easy, intermediate, and very hard questions.



The Birds of Southern California Introductory Birding Skills Workshop will
begin on October 4 and 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:
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 <atdoug.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
athttp://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: 9/13/17 9:29 pm
From: Mike Sanders <msanders414...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Bank Swallow continues at SJWS
With water flowing back into Pond C, the swallow flocks seemed to break their circuit tours this evening and settled to foraging in one place for awhile. Edana Salisbury's earlier sighting at Pond C encouraged Rick Shearer and I to persevere with our tracking every brighter individual swallow as the Barn's displaced an earlier flock of Cliff's and Northern Rough-wings. Finally, we were able to lock onto the Bank Swallow between 6:40-6:50pm.

Mike Sanders
Trabuco Canyon

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Date: 9/13/17 8:16 pm
From: Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Cattle Egret and Solitary Sandpiper at The "Great" Park - 13 SEP
I stopped by the soccer park, I mean light pole park, dang it, the Great
Park in Irvine this afternoon to check out the retention ponds to the south
of the reflecting pools. Was surprised to see a Cattle Egret and a Solitary
Sandpiper in the southernmost pond. Location of that pond is GPS: 33.671574,
-117.746844
<https://www.google.com/maps/place/33%C2%B040'17.7%22N+117%C2%B044'48.6%22W/@33.671574,-117.7483833,722m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d33.671574!4d-117.7468437>
A
few Savannah Sparrows and at least 3 Vermilion Flycatchers were around the
ponds as well.

Some pics on my eBird list here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39168781

Jeff Bray
Irvine, CA

 

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Date: 9/13/17 9:25 am
From: rick shearer <tiorick...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Brewer GPS
33.686988
-118.020701

Not sure what went wrong. This is copy/paste of file I sent to cloud.

Rick
HB

 

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Date: 9/13/17 8:26 am
From: rick shearer <tiorick...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Brewers Sparrow refound
Hi OC Birders, Don Hoechlin and I just found a single Brewers Sparrow in Harriett Wieder close to the original location. Or at least we only one at a time. 33.687083,-118.030876
Don has some photos.
Rick Shearer
HB

 

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Date: 9/12/17 6:56 pm
From: rick shearer <tiorick...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: American Redstart at Huntington Central Park
Hi OC Birders, Don Hoechlin and I found the male American Redstart inside the wetspot where the red-eyed vireo nested a couple of years ago. It then flew out and flitted around on the Dawn Redwoods and then up the south side of the island brush, visible from the outside. This was about 10:ish.


Rick Shearer

HB

 

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Date: 9/12/17 6:47 pm
From: rick shearer <tiorick...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Clay-colored Sparrow at Mason Park
Hi OC Birders, later on, around 11, Andy Lazere, Don Hoechlin and myself found the Clay-colored Sparrow on the west side of the culvert under the entrance road off of University. Andy got some good photos.


Rick Shearer

HB

 

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Date: 9/12/17 9:55 am
From: Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Bank Swallow at dusk - San Joaquin 10 SEP
​Yesterday evening (11 SEP) I returned to the marsh with two others and the
Bank Swallow was still being seen with the large flock of swallows moving
around the ponds. All three of us tried but failed to get any photos. The
flock seems to have a pattern of flying in from Pond 1, over Ponds A-B then
flying over C and then over the wall into the IRWD area, then coming back
into Pond E then D then back towards Pond 1. We saw this pattern at least 3
times between 6p-7p. The bird is fairly easy to pick out in flight since
most of the other birds are Barn Swallows. Look for the bright white chin
and breast with the dark necklace. Careful that the Northern Rough-winged
Swallows don't fool you.

Jeff Bray
Irvine, CA​

On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 8:00 AM, Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> wrote:

> Last night I was at San Joaquin watching the sunset (6:30p-7:15p) and just
> had my binos and wide angle lens with me. Just before sunset, there was a
> large flock (30-40) of swallows that were moving around Ponds C-E. Barn
> Swallow, Cliff and Northern Rough-winged made up most of the pack, but I
> was able to see at least one Bank Swallow in the bunch. It had a very well
> defined necklace separating the white chin from the white breast. Never
> attempted a photo since all i had was my 24mm lens. It was around 6:45p
> when the birds were most active.
>
> Jeff Bray
> Irvine, CA
>

 

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Date: 9/12/17 8:04 am
From: Edana Salisbury <Edanasal...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Clay-colored Sparrow at Mason Park
Lee Bush and I re-found the Sparrow this morning about 0735. It was on the west side of the culvert in the bushes and then disappeared. We found it about 10 minutes later on the east side. It has not been seen since the second viewing. Lee got some photos.

Edana Salisbury
Buena Park

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Date: 9/11/17 6:07 pm
From: Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Clay-colored Sparrow at Mason Regional 11 SEP



Bird just showed up again. It's hanging out to the west of the entrance by the culvert that goes under the entrance to the park. Chipping frequently when in flight



Jeff Bray

Irvine, CA







>
> On Sep 11, 2017 at 5:46 PM, <Jeff Bray (mailto:<jbray4913...>)> wrote:
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> I stumbled across a Clay-colored Sparrow at Mason Regional Park this evening. Very odd location, along the (currently dry) creek that parallels University right by the entrance to the park. I was able to get a few photos. Bird has vanished for now, but wanted to get the word out.
>
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>
> Location:
>
> https://goo.gl/maps/2zN4h1jxDhC2
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> Jeff Bray
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> Irvine, CA
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Date: 9/11/17 5:46 pm
From: Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Clay-colored Sparrow at Mason Regional 11 SEP



I stumbled across a Clay-colored Sparrow at Mason Regional Park this evening. Very odd location, along the (currently dry) creek that parallels University right by the entrance to the park. I was able to get a few photos. Bird has vanished for now, but wanted to get the word out.



Location:

https://goo.gl/maps/2zN4h1jxDhC2



Jeff Bray

Irvine, CA







 

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Date: 9/11/17 10:44 am
From: Edana Salisbury <Edanasal...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] American Redstart at Huntington Central Park
The Redstart has been flitting around the same location it was seen yesterday afternoon - near the SE corner of the island.

Edana Salisbury
Buena Park

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Date: 9/11/17 10:17 am
From: Edana Salisbury <Edanasal...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Lucy's Warbler at Huntington Central Park
Today at about 0916 I saw a/the Lucy's at the SE corner of the island. It disappeared quickly before I could get a photo. Jan, Sheila and Maureen joined me for over 30 minutes trying to refind but no luck.

No Tennessee Warbler found in the island area today while I was looking.

> Latitude: 33.704463
> Longitude: -118.002304
> Accuracy of GPS signal: 33 ft

Edana Salisbury
Buena Park

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Date: 9/11/17 8:01 am
From: Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Bank Swallow at dusk - San Joaquin 10 SEP
Last night I was at San Joaquin watching the sunset (6:30p-7:15p) and just
had my binos and wide angle lens with me. Just before sunset, there was a
large flock (30-40) of swallows that were moving around Ponds C-E. Barn
Swallow, Cliff and Northern Rough-winged made up most of the pack, but I
was able to see at least one Bank Swallow in the bunch. It had a very well
defined necklace separating the white chin from the white breast. Never
attempted a photo since all i had was my 24mm lens. It was around 6:45p
when the birds were most active.

Jeff Bray
Irvine, CA

 

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Date: 9/10/17 9:25 pm
From: <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Red Knot discussion
Thanks to Leila Belkora for pointing out that the Red Knot lecture is at 7 pm this Wednesday.

Ryan Winkleman
RSM

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Date: 9/10/17 4:25 pm
From: Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] San Joaquin Monthly Bird Walk - 10 SEP
Garett Lepper and I lead the walk today at the marsh. We had about 15
people show up. Temps weren't too hot, but with no breeze, it was quite
warm. Highlights included seeing a Sora and Least Bittern on Pond A. We
didn't have much in the way of migrants. We had one Bell's Vireo still
lingering around. There was a Rock Pigeon that was flying around Pond 4 and
it kept landing on the water and then flying around. Odd...

Overall, we had 74 species. Link to the eBird list below:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39109686

Jeff Bray
Irvine, CA

 

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Date: 9/10/17 2:36 pm
From: Don Hoechlin <quixdimnd...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Pectoral Sandpiper
Photo of Pectoral Sandpiper on Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/YARZGt At SJWS. Don Hoechlin. RMV.

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Date: 9/10/17 12:56 pm
From: <rogerschoedl...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Huntington Central Park rarities
Huntington Central Park was very productive today. Fair number of migrants with a considerable concentration around the "Island" area.


A TENNESSEE WARBLER was low in eucs at the far north end of the amphitheater grove where it meets the "Island" slough. Jon Dunn led a group tour in the park on Saturday and mentioned he thought he saw one but didn't get sufficient views. I refound it early this morning about 50 feet from where he'd thought he'd seen it yesterday.


The female/immature MacGillivray's Warbler continues and was in the same tree with the Tennessee.


Also had 2 different AMERICAN REDSTARTS - a male and a female - this morning. The sharp looking male was at the east end of the "Island" slough (located southwest of the Gothard lot) foraging in the cottonwoods and willows. The female briefly popped up in a willow where I had the Tennessee Warbler.


Also had 2 different NORTHERN WATERTHRUSHES. I heard one calling from Loren's Ditch (small pond located farthest east from of the Slater lot) and about 10 minutes later heard another calling from the "Island". Didn't hear the one that's been in the Jack Green Nature area (NW corner of Talbert Lake) today but it's possible there are 3 in the park.


Roger Schoedl
Huntington Beach








 

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Date: 9/10/17 12:56 pm
From: Don Hoechlin <quixdimnd...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Pectoral Sandpiper
Just left a Pectoral Sandpiper on plan C at San Joaquin wildlife sanctuary. Photos to follow. Don Hoechlin. RMV

Sent from my iPhone


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Date: 9/10/17 12:14 pm
From: Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] American Restart male at Huntington central - 10 sep



Roger S found two American Redstarts (male and female) this morning at Huntington Central Park. They were seen along the "island". I just saw the male around noon at the west end, south side of the island at the location linked below. Had a brief view of a Tennessee Warbler that Roger had also seen this morning. Lots of birds here right now.



Location of Redstart:

https://goo.gl/maps/HnSZFr9mE792



Jeff Bray

Irvine, CA







 

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Date: 9/10/17 9:16 am
From: Trish G <trishrg62...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Mile square park
The very north east corner of Mile Square Park is absolutely jumping with
warblers and warbling vIreos and if anybody wants to come get a pain in the
neck feel free to join.. Trish gussler Anaheim

 

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Date: 9/10/17 8:39 am
From: Trish G <trishrg62...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Brewer's Sparrows, Harriett Wieder
33.687314,-118.020400

On Sep 9, 2017 1:12 PM, "Trish G" <trishrg62...> wrote:

I found two birds in Upper Harriett wieder Park this morning.
87314,-118.020400 Approx
Will post photos in ebird, and share my list later.

Trish Gussler, Anaheim

 

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Date: 9/10/17 7:38 am
From: Trish G <trishrg62...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Brewer's Sparrows, Harriett Wieder
For anyone going to find the Brewer's Sparrows, I've created a little map,
showing the trail, and the area where the birds were found yesterday.
There's really no easier way to get there.
Link
Brewer's Sparrows
<https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4405/37001335531_1639324ba2_o.jpg>


Trish Gussler, Anaheim.



On Sat, Sep 9, 2017 at 1:45 PM, Trish G <trishrg62...> wrote:

> 33.687314,-118.020400
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> On Sep 9, 2017 1:12 PM, "Trish G" <trishrg62...> wrote:
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> I found two birds in Upper Harriett wieder Park this morning.
> 87314,-118.020400 Approx
> Will post photos in ebird, and share my list later.
>
> Trish Gussler, Anaheim
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Date: 9/9/17 2:54 pm
From: Trish G <trishrg62...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Brewer's Sparrows, Harriett Wieder
Sorry about the lame post earlier in my haste to post before leaving the
park.
The 2 Brewer's Sparrows were both hanging together, and seemed to like the
little scrub bushes with yellow flowers on them. They were occasionally
calling, high pitched "tsip" calls. Birds were still in the area when I
left.
My ebird list has a few photos.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39088524

Trish Gussler, Anaheim



On Sat, Sep 9, 2017 at 1:45 PM, Trish G <trishrg62...> wrote:

> 33.687314,-118.020400
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> On Sep 9, 2017 1:12 PM, "Trish G" <trishrg62...> wrote:
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> I found two birds in Upper Harriett wieder Park this morning.
> 87314,-118.020400 Approx
> Will post photos in ebird, and share my list later.
>
> Trish Gussler, Anaheim
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Date: 9/9/17 1:44 pm
From: <Edanasal...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Brewer's Sparrows, Harriett Wieder
Trish provided the missing numbers on the coordinates:
33.687314,-118.020400

Edana Salisbury
Buena Park


In a message dated 9/9/2017 1:14:43 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
<OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> writes:



I found two birds in Upper Harriett wieder Park this morning.
87314,-118.020400 Approx
Will post photos in ebird, and share my list later.


Trish Gussler, Anaheim






 

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Date: 9/9/17 1:12 pm
From: Trish G <trishrg62...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Brewer's Sparrows, Harriett Wieder
I found two birds in Upper Harriett wieder Park this morning.
87314,-118.020400 Approx
Will post photos in ebird, and share my list later.

Trish Gussler, Anaheim

 

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Date: 9/9/17 11:31 am
From: Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Red Knot discussion
Posting this on behalf of a visiting scholar from MIT, Deborah Cramer, who
will be giving a talk on Red Knots and horseshoe crabs this coming
Wednesday at the National Academy of Sciences in Irvine.

Ryan Winkleman
RSM



*Wednesday, September 13, 2017 The Narrow Edge*

Each year tiny sandpipers -- red knots -- undertake a near miraculous
19,000 mile journey from one end of the earth to the other and back. In
this firsthand account, Deborah Cramer accompanies them on their
extraordinary odyssey along the length of two continents, tracking birds
from remote Tierra del Fuego to the icy Arctic. On the full moon of
spring's highest tides, she seeks out horseshoe crabs -- ancient,
primordial animals whose eggs are essential to migrating shorebirds, and
whose blue blood, unbeknownst to most people, safeguards human health. The
Narrow Edge offers unique insight into how the lives of humans, red knots
and horseshoe crabs are intertwined. It is an inspiring portrait of loss
and resilience, of the tenacity of birds, and the courage of the many
people who bird by bird and beach by beach, keep red knots flying.

*Deborah Cramer*, Visiting Scholar, Massachusetts Institute of
Technology. *The
Narrow Edge* won the 2016 Best Book award from the National Academy of
Sciences, the Rachel Carson Book Award from the Society of Environmental
Journalists, and the Reed Award from the Southern Environmental Law
Center. Two of Cramer’s op-eds about red knots have appeared on the *New
York Times* op-ed page, and she’s written about red knots for BBC Wildlife
and Audubon Magazine.

http://www.audubon.org/magazine/may-june-2016/red-
knots-are-battling-climate-change-both-ends



*Beckman Center National Academy of Sciences Irvine*



*The talk is free, but reservations are requested. To reserve*

http://www.nasonline.org/programs/distinctive-voices/upcoming-events.html

 

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Date: 9/9/17 9:06 am
From: Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Black-throated Sparrow at Mile Square



The Black-throated Sparrow continues this morning, 9 SEP, in the same area of the nature center as yesterday. Seen from the west side of the nature center looking to the east.



Jeff Bray

Irvine, CA







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Date: 9/9/17 8:25 am
From: Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Black-throated Sparrow at Mile Square



A bit more good news, the nature center is open today for an event. So it should make finding the bird a little easier.



Jeff Bray

Irvine, CA







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Date: 9/8/17 2:26 pm
From: Don Hoechlin <quixdimnd...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Black-throated Sparrow
Had a good day at Mile Square Park thanks to Jeff Bray who found a juv Black-throated Sparrow (Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/YjKzic. And https://flic.kr/p/YfAja3. Also had a MacGillivray's Warbler ( Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/YxfKM2. Both in the nature center. Don Hoechlin. RMV.

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Date: 9/8/17 2:20 pm
From: Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Baird's Sandpiper - SJWS
I just received a photo from Maury Swoveland of a Baird's Sandpiper, taken
Wednesday evening on pond C at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary.

Ryan Winkleman
RSM

 

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Date: 9/8/17 1:38 pm
From: <terrynjohn...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Highlights of Today’s Bolsa Chica Monthly Count
At today’s (Sept. 8) monthly count at Bolsa Chica, we had an incoming tide when we started, which was pretty high by the time we finished at 10:30. Highlights included:


1 Black Turnstone (continuing)
2 Ridgway’s Rail (1 juv. & 1 adult)
345 Black-bellied Plover
5 Red Knots
250 Sanderlings
1 Red-necked Phalarope
159 Forster’s Terns
4 Royal Terns + 3 Elegant Terns + 4 Black Skimmers
4 Reddish Egrets
2 Peregrine Falcons


Terry Hill
Huntington Beach


 

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Date: 9/8/17 1:24 pm
From: Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Black-throated Sparrow at Mile Square
Jeff, it is generally not good etiquette to find rare birds and then eat
them.

Ryan Winkleman
RSM


On Sep 8, 2017 12:48 PM, "Jeff Bray <jbray4913...>
[OrangeCountyBirding]" <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> wrote:



I bit more on the Black-throated Sparrow. It seemed to really like the
wooden fence area in the nature area next to the dry pond. I'm not sure
what plant/weed is growing there, but it was feeding on the seeds from it.
It would occasionally fly south of that area into the thicker vegetation,
but would come back to the fence to feed frequently. It was calling
frequently. Only other bird of note was the MacGillivray's Warbler that I
found in the southwest corner of the nature area, close to the heavily
drilled eucalyptus tree.

Link to the eBird list with photos of the BTSP
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39067121

Jeff Bray
Irvine, CA

On Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 9:55 AM, Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> wrote:

> Just had a juvinile Black-throated Sparrow inside the nature area along
> the wooden fence next to the dry pond. It was chipping frequently. Flew To
> the south deeper into the nature area and I lost it.
>
> Jeff Bray
> Irvine, CA
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Date: 9/8/17 12:48 pm
From: Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Black-throated Sparrow at Mile Square
I bit more on the Black-throated Sparrow. It seemed to really like the
wooden fence area in the nature area next to the dry pond. I'm not sure
what plant/weed is growing there, but it was feeding on the seeds from it.
It would occasionally fly south of that area into the thicker vegetation,
but would come back to the fence to feed frequently. It was calling
frequently. Only other bird of note was the MacGillivray's Warbler that I
found in the southwest corner of the nature area, close to the heavily
drilled eucalyptus tree.

Link to the eBird list with photos of the BTSP
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39067121

Jeff Bray
Irvine, CA

On Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 9:55 AM, Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> wrote:

> Just had a juvinile Black-throated Sparrow inside the nature area along
> the wooden fence next to the dry pond. It was chipping frequently. Flew To
> the south deeper into the nature area and I lost it.
>
> Jeff Bray
> Irvine, CA
>

 

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Date: 9/8/17 11:44 am
From: rick shearer <tiorick...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] MacGillivray and Black-throated Sparrow
Hi OC Birders. After meeting up with Jeff and spotting the Black-throated Sparrow, Edana, Don and I walked to the SW corner of the MSP Natural area and found the Macgillivray's Warbler. Last seen at a green Palo Verde right next to the extremely drilled sapsucker tree in the SW corner.

Rick Shearer
HB

 

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Date: 9/8/17 9:55 am
From: Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Black-throated Sparrow at Mile Square



Just had a juvinile Black-throated Sparrow inside the nature area along the wooden fence next to the dry pond. It was chipping frequently. Flew To the south deeper into the nature area and I lost it.



Jeff Bray

Irvine, CA







 

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Date: 9/8/17 7:17 am
From: Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] HCP warblers continue
Jeff and I are at Huntington Central Park. The Northern Waterthrush
continues in the same general area it has been reported at 6:55 am, audibly
heard distinctively calling from approximately 33.70654,-118.004856. The
Lucy's Warbler is also continuing in the trees by the western fence of the
maintenance yard at 7:05 am, where it is generally staying to itself for
now.

Ryan Winkleman
RSM

 

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Date: 9/7/17 2:21 pm
From: <tiorick...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Wintersburg Channel Bridges
Hi OC Birders, I spotted a large number of white Egrets on the walls of the Wintersburg Channel while crossing the Warner Av. bridge behind the Del Taco and 24 Hour Fitness. So I pulled in there and did a count to the best of my eyes' and bin's capabilities. There were at least 60 Snowy Egrets, 40 White-faced Ibis and many more Great Egrets and Great Blue Herons. Later I saw the email from Ryan about a Solitary Sandpiper seen from the Springdale bridge so today on my way home I birded from the Springdale and also the Edwards bridges over the channel and found lots more egrets, but no sandpipers. I figure there were over 200 egrets, herons, and Ibis viewed from those three bridges, and I could see there were still more to be seen at the next bridge at Golden West. Who knows, someone with young eyes and a sophisticated camera may find a hidden rare bird amongst all those egrets.


Rick Shearer
HB
 

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Date: 9/7/17 12:03 pm
From: Don Hoechlin <quixdimnd...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Baird's sandpiper
Sorry for the late post but had to juvenile Baird sandpipers on Pond C at San Joaquin wildlife sanctuary yesterday morning. Photos on Flickr :https://flic.kr/p/YvpQyR and https://flic.kr/p/YdL9xQ. Don Hoechlin. RMV.

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Date: 9/7/17 8:17 am
From: Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Orange County RBA: September 7, 2017
*RBA*



* California

* Orange County

* September 7, 2017

* CAOC17.09.07



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*



Magnificent Frigatebird

Ruff

Baird's Sandpiper

Solitary Sandpiper

Northern Waterthrush

Lucy's Warbler

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Tricolored Blackbird



At least two MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRDS were photographed, with presumably
the same juvenile bird moving back and forth between Bolsa Chica,
Huntington Central Park, and Upper Newport Bay on August 31, and an
apparent adult male bird observed at Bolsa Chica on September 4. Bolsa
Chica is typically the most reliable location to find this species in
Orange County, but most birds are flyovers that don't hang around long
enough to be chaseable.



A RUFF that was found on the Santa Ana River on August 16 continued through
September 5, most commonly just downstream of the Imperial Highway Bridge.



A BAIRD'S SANDPIPER was present in the groundwater recharge channel (the
channel north of the big berm) of the Santa Ana River about 1/4 mile west
of the Lakeview Bridge on September 5.



SOLITARY SANDPIPERS continue to be seen around the county. Recent reports
have been along the Santa Ana River in Anaheim between Tustin and Lakeview
and also between Lakeview and Imperial, Wintersburg Channel in Huntington
Beach around the Springdale bridge and at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary.



A NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was found at Huntington Central Park in Huntington
Beach on September 2. It continued through September 6. This bird is likely
a returning bird and should be around throughout the fall and winter season
again. It’s usually found by its loud metallic “chink” notes. Birders have
observed it around the NE corner of the lake and also the SE corner of the
“Jack Green Area”. If you’re confused about the names of these places at
the park, you’re not alone. Someone should make a map… Most recent GPS
location for the bird was 33.706540, -118.004856
<https://www.google.com/maps/place/33%C2%B042'23.5%22N+118%C2%B000'17.5%22W/@33.70654,-118.004856,1123m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d33.70654!4d-118.004856>
.



A LUCY’S WARBLER that was found at Huntington Central Park in Huntington
Beach on August 21 continued through September 4. It has been difficult to
find but has most often been observed working the eucalyptus trees along
Loren's Ditch, in the area immediately west of the maintenance yard.



Up to six YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS have been photographed in the
groundwater recharge channel (the channel north of the big berm) along the
Santa Ana River in Anaheim between Tustin and Lakeview as recently as
September 3.



A TRICOLORED BLACKBIRD was photographed at Heritage Park in Irvine on
September 5. It was associating with the local flock of Red-winged and
Brewer’s Blackbirds.







*LOCAL EVENTS*



*UPCOMING EVENTS THAT DO NOT REQUIRE ADVANCE RESERVATIONS*



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



The monthly Bolsa Chica bird walk will take place on September 21 from
8:00am to 12:00pm. Meet at the Harriet Wieder Park lot.



The monthly Upper Newport Bay bird walk will take place on September 24
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 September
20 from 8:15am to 11:00am. Email Nancy Kenyon at <nancykenyon...> to
sign up.



The Sea and Sage Audubon fall pelagic trip will take place on September 30
from 6:30am to 3:00pm. Email Nancy Kenyon at <nancykenyon...> to sign up.





*WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES*



Make plans to attend the Sea and Sage Audubon General Meeting on September
15 at 7:30pm, where Sylvia Gallagher will present a birding quiz night
consisting of both photos and sounds. The quiz will be divided into thirds
between very easy, intermediate, and very hard questions.



The Birds of Southern California Introductory Birding Skills Workshop will
begin on October 4 and 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:
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 <atdoug.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
athttp://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: 9/6/17 12:28 am
From: <sbreslochness...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Continuing Baird's Sandpiper on Santa Ana River by Lakeview
Rich Martyn and I went to the Santa Ana River yesterday (the 5th) to see if we could refind any recent rarities reported there. We struck out on everything except a Baird's Sandpiper, which seems to be in the same general as reports beginning on the 24th (about a quarter mile downstream of the Lakeview bridge, in the side channel). The bird was quite distant, my estimate would be about 250 feet from the trail. Identification was helped by the fact that it was feeding with a nearby Least Sandpiper. Very long primary projections, plus very buffy on throat/chest. We watched it for about 5-10 minutes before it flew several hundred feet upstream, and we lost it in a large peep flock. Ebird report plus photo here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39027147 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39027147

Good birding
Samuel Bressler
Fullerton


 

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Date: 9/5/17 5:09 pm
From: Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Solitary Sandpiper - Wintersburg Channel
A Solitary Sandpiper was in the Wintersburg Channel in Huntington Beach
through at least midday today about 300 or so feet downstream of the
Springdale bridge. The channel is closed to public access but if the bird
stays in the same general area it should be visible from the sidewalk on
the bridge.

I added a few photos of the bird to an eBird checklist here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39022036

Ryan Winkleman
RSM

 

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Date: 9/5/17 10:58 am
From: Don Hoechlin <quixdimnd...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Northern Waterthrush
Photos of the Northern Waterthrush at HCP can be found on Flickr :
https://flic.kr/p/YenBrp. Andhttps://www.flickr.com/gp/46984141@N04/6F1h07. Andhttps://flic.kr/p/XdsDLF. Andhttps://flic.kr/p/XdsDKD. Don Hoechlin. RMV
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Date: 9/5/17 10:07 am
From: Don Hoechlin <quixdimnd...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Northern Waterthrush
The northern Waterthrush was refound Huntington central park. It was once again at the south east corner of the Jack green area. Photos to follow. Don Hoechlin. RMV

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Date: 9/5/17 9:42 am
From: Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Masked/Nazca Juvenile crescent bay 4 SEP
After getting some feedback about our field notes yesterday (Thank you Jim
Pike and Curtis Marantz) I think it's best we revert to booby sp. on this
sighting. We just didn't get a good enough look at key field marks to rule
out a juvenile Blue-footed as well. Lighting was poor and the bird wasn't
terribly close (It was probably more than 200 yards).

So... we did see a booby, and it was either Blue-footed, Masked or Nazca.
It's probably sitting on the oil rigs...

Guess that's birding though...

Jeff Bray
Irvine, CA

On Mon, Sep 4, 2017 at 7:51 AM, Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> wrote:

> Steve Sosensky, Bruce Aird and I had a Juvenile Masked/Nazca Booby fly by
> Crescent Bay Point Park around 7:25am. Bird was heading north about 200
> yards off the point. We were able to make out a white collar, pale bill,
> white tail and developing white on the mantle. Sadly we got no photos. Keep
> an eye out up north if you're on the coast.
>
> Jeff Bray
> Irvine, CA
>

 

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Date: 9/4/17 11:28 pm
From: 'Willick, Doug' <doug.willick...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Frigatebird at Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Monday (?)
I'm sorry I'm sending this so late, but mid-afternoon today I received a call from a Matt (didn't know the caller), that got my number "from the Audubon Society." Matt was reporting that he'd seen a frigatebird at Bolsa Chica (in So Cal we usually assume these to be Magnificant Frigatebirds of course, at least if they fit the summer-to-early-fall window when most records of these tend to occur). I called Matt back to try and get some details (e.g., to confirm that the observation occurred today, and if the bird, as typical, was just seen flying by). I was not able to reach Matt, but from the excited tone in his voice, I assume from the original message it was seen today (4 September).

Most of these frigatebird observations tend to be of birds in flight, which unfortunately just keep flying on by. However, today, down in San Diego Bay it sounds like birders had at least three Magnificent Frigatebirds lingering around the bay for a good part of the day. As some have expressed, it is possible these could well be birds being "pushed" (or at least aided) north by the northwestern movement of Tropical Storm Lidia, which had been moving up the Baja California peninsula from Friday on through the holiday weekend. So for the next few days it might be good to keep a watch out for frigatebirds if you happen to be close to the coast.

Doug Willick
Orange, CA

 

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Date: 9/4/17 5:56 pm
From: <rogerschoedl...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: local parks birding
As Tom noted, Huntington Central Park was active with migrants today. Numbers were up from Sat/Sun. I spent 4 hours this morning and 2 hours this afternoon combing all over the park. Mostly expected western migrants with noteworthy concentrations in the Jack Green area, Loren's Ditch area, and Island area.

Many thanks to Tom for confirming the Lucy's is still present. I saw a plain gray bird with what looked like buffy underparts midstory in the same eucs along the N fence line this morning. It gave no vocalizations and my views given the lighting and marine layer were mediocre so I considered the sighting inconclusive at best.


The MacGillivary's Warbler continued at the west end of the Island slough.


My best bird of the day was a Loggerhead Shrike midway between Talbert Lake and Gothard. A very unexpected bird for the habitat.


I also had a total of 6 Willow Flycatchers around the park - 2 in the Jack Green area, 2 along the north fence line east of the Slater lot, 1 in Loren's Ditch, and 1 in the unnamed slough to the south of Loren's Ditch.


Hopefully some good vagrants will start showing up in the park soon.


Roger Schoedl
Huntington Beach
 

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Date: 9/4/17 4:17 pm
From: Liga Auzins <llauzins...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] local parks birding
Birders,

Liga and I birded Laguna Niguel Regional Park and Huntington Central Park today. We started with high expectations at LNRP, but were disappointed. In 1.5 hrs of birding we found just only 2-3 migrants. A single Willow Flycatcher was our “best” bird.

We headed then for Huntington Central Park with low expectations due to previous reports of campers and crowds for the Civil War Reenactment event. To our great surprise, the event and participants had already rolled up their tents and left by the time we arrived after 10:30. The weather was very pleasant with lower temps and lower humidity than the past two days, and continued cloud cover. We found nice flocks of migrants in the eucs at the east end of Talbert Lake, the “island” slough, “Loren's Ditch/Pond” area on the north fence line, and along the east side of the Jack Green Nature area. The exotic bird carnival was in full swing with seedeater flocks of 100+ that included munias, bronze manikins, red bishops, and orange-cheeked waxbills. Several flocks of white-eyes were buzzing about and we heard the occasional chatter from pin-tailed whydahs.

Migrants numbers were impressive with high counts of western tangers and black-headed grosbeaks. Several Western Wood-Pewees, Willow Flycatchers and Pacific-slope flycatchers and Warbling Vireos were about, as well as hoards of OC Warblers, more Wilson’s than we’ve encountered so far this fall, and single Townsend’s, Black-throated Gray, and MacGillivray’s, plus a scattering of Yellows.

The bird party we encountered at Loren’s ditch included the elusive Lucy’s Warbler - my best views to date, and on the far side of the pond at the SE corner of the Jack Green area (recognizable by the large number of beer and ale bottles floating there-in) we heard the unmistakable chink notes of a waterthrush, but we were unable to see it. This is probably the same waterthrush that Roger Schoedl reported on Saturday (but from a more easterly location).

Hopefully bird activity will remain high at HCB.

Tom Wurster and Liga Auzins
Garden Grove, CA
 

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Date: 9/4/17 8:50 am
From: Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Masked/Nazca Juvenile crescent bay 4 SEP



Steve Sosensky, Bruce Aird and I had a Juvenile Masked/Nazca Booby fly by Crescent Bay Point Park around 7:25am. Bird was heading north about 200 yards off the point. We were able to make out a white collar, pale bill, white tail and developing white on the mantle. Sadly we got no photos. Keep an eye out up north if you're on the coast.



Jeff Bray

Irvine, CA







 

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Date: 9/3/17 3:23 pm
From: Wm Voss <bellafortuni...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Hummingbird hybrid?
I was shooting at the Fullerton Arboretum yesterday and a odd hummer
landed on a twig just in front of me. I am used to the Allen's, Anna's,
and very occasional Rufous there, but this had very different
coloration. It was large, more like a mature Anna's, than an Allen's. I
could not get a clear shot of its back, but there was just a small
scattering of green feathers between its wings and along its shoulders.
The throat feathers were yellow-gold in color, not orange or red. Anyone
seen the like before? A hybrid?

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~silversmiths/Birds/Hummer.jpg

Wm Erik Voss
Fullerton


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Date: 9/2/17 10:51 am
From: Pamela Quittmeyer <duckypam...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Ruff
Ruff continues - same spot. september 2, 2017

Pam quittmeyer
Redlands, CA

On Fri, Sep 1, 2017 at 7:17 PM James Pike <jimpike444...>
[OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Dave,
>
> I compared the dark shading on the bill of the reeve you photographed
> today with that on the bill of the bird in the Prado Basin on 30 March
> 2017.
>
> Dave's bird at the top of the page:
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/107921944@N04/
>
>
> Prado bird halfway down the page, after the mocking anti-Trump photo:
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/140329376@N06/
>
> To my eye, they are an exact match, thus confirming to my satisfaction
> that this recurring post-breeding visitant to Anaheim is the same bird as
> has been visiting the Chino/Prado Basin during roughly the same time frame.
> Not much of a surprise, but tricky to prove.
>
> Jim Pike
> HB
>
>
> On Fri, Sep 1, 2017 at 4:15 PM, <dave_telford...>
> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> Today 9-1-17 at 10:am My wife and I found the Ruff in the Santa River bed
>> about 75 yards down stream from the Imperial street bridge.
>>
>>
>> Photo in flickr
>>
>> https.//www.flickr.com/x/t/0090009/photos/107921944@N04/36132532484/
>>
>>
>> Dave Telford
>>
>> Huntington Beach
>>
>>
>
>
--
*Pam Quittmeyer*
*Redlands, California*

 

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Date: 9/2/17 10:38 am
From: <rogerschoedl...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Northern Waterthrush
Overall a slow day at Huntington Central Park.

I did hear the sharp chink notes of a NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH. First heard toward the NE corner of Talbert Lake but flew south just as I got to the spot. I briefly heard it later when it flew past me into the Island slough from the lake.

A MacGillivray's Warbler was also skulking around the west end of the Island slough.


I heard a handful of intermittent "spink" notes in the willows around Loren's Ditch but was unable to get a visual to verify whether it was the Lucy's Warbler continuing on or just a Nashville.


Note the annual Civil War reenactment is this weekend so the park is busy and very noisy.


Roger Schoedl
Huntington Beach




 

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Date: 9/1/17 7:17 pm
From: James Pike <jimpike444...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Ruff
Dave,

I compared the dark shading on the bill of the reeve you photographed today
with that on the bill of the bird in the Prado Basin on 30 March 2017.

Dave's bird at the top of the page:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/107921944@N04/


Prado bird halfway down the page, after the mocking anti-Trump photo:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/140329376@N06/

To my eye, they are an exact match, thus confirming to my satisfaction that
this recurring post-breeding visitant to Anaheim is the same bird as has
been visiting the Chino/Prado Basin during roughly the same time frame. Not
much of a surprise, but tricky to prove.

Jim Pike
HB

On Fri, Sep 1, 2017 at 4:15 PM, <dave_telford...>
[OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Today 9-1-17 at 10:am My wife and I found the Ruff in the Santa River bed
> about 75 yards down stream from the Imperial street bridge.
>
>
> Photo in flickr
>
> https.//www.flickr.com/x/t/0090009/photos/107921944@N04/36132532484/
>
>
> Dave Telford
>
> Huntington Beach
>
>
>

 

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Date: 9/1/17 4:15 pm
From: <dave_telford...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Ruff
Today 9-1-17 at 10:am My wife and I found the Ruff in the Santa River bed about 75 yards down stream from the Imperial street bridge.


Photo in flickr
https.//www.flickr.com/x/t/0090009/photos/107921944@N04/36132532484/


Dave Telford
Huntington Beach
 

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Date: 9/1/17 1:06 pm
From: <terrynjohn...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Willow Flycatcher at SJWS Count Today
In spite of the heat and high humidity, the monthly San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary count volunteers persevered today (Sept. 1). The best bird was a Willow Flycatcher on Pond 5, followed by 9 Japanese White-Eyes in the riparian area. Bell’s Vireos were very active and singing loudly, including at least one by the parking lot by the bookstore. There were 12 Bell’s Vireo in total at the Marsh. The partially leucistic California Thrasher was again seen in its usual spot. Caspian Terns were everywhere, including 23 on Pond 1 alone.


Terry Hill
Huntington Beach
(on behalf of Nancy Kenyon)
 

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Date: 8/31/17 1:22 pm
From: <tiggertaylor2...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Magnificient Frigatebird at Newport Back Bay
Hello, I was driving along Newport Back Bay at approximately 11am and sighted a Magnificient Frigatebird circling over the cliffs. After it circled, it headed South East and then I lost it. I'm assuming this is the same bird that was seen at Bolsa Chica this morning. Large black bird with long forked tail and white chest. I have a couple of very distant and blurry photos that I posted on my eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38923803

Good Birding,

Chezy Yusuf
Torrance, CA.

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Date: 8/31/17 9:10 am
From: Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Magnificent Frigatebird at Bolsa Chica / Harriet Wieder this morning - 31 AUG
Got a report and photo from Carl Jackson this morning of a Magnificent
Frigatebird flying over the oil fields just beyond Harriet Wieder Park
around 8:45am this morning. It circled a few times then flew off to the
west towards PCH. Keep an eye out if you're in the area.

Jeff Bray
Irvine, CA

 

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Date: 8/31/17 8:17 am
From: Andrew Lazere <alazere1...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Orange County RBA: August 31, 2017
Solitary Sandpiper still present 8/31 at 8:15 AM on Pond C. San Joaquin Wildlife Area. Andy Lazere Laguna Niguel

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Date: 8/31/17 7:28 am
From: Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Orange County RBA: August 31, 2017
*RBA*



* California

* Orange County

* August 31, 2017

* CAOC17.08.31



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

White-winged Dove
Snowy Plover

Ruff

Baird's Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper

Solitary Sandpiper

Lucy's Warbler





A continuing CACKLING GOOSE was reported from Mile Square Regional Park in
Fountain Valley on August 25. The bird was associating with Canada Geese.


A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was photographed on feeders at a private residence in
Laguna Beach on August 27.


A SNOWY PLOVER was photographed on the "upper" Santa Ana River west of the
Lakeview bridge on August 26, then again west of the Imperial Highway
bridge on August 28. In Orange County this species is restricted almost
exclusively to the coastal shoreline, and any inland incursion is highly
unusual.



A RUFF that was found on the Santa Ana River on August 16 continued through
August 30, most commonly just downstream of the Imperial Highway Bridge.



Up to 2 BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS were present in the groundwater recharge channel
(the channel north of the big berm) of the Santa Ana River about 1/4 mile
west of the Lakeview Bridge between August 24 and August 29. There were
several reports of up to 2 additional birds just west of Imperial Highway,
but thus far all photos that have been submitted to eBird or through
private email have been misidentifications of Least Sandpipers.



A PECTORAL SANDPIPER was found along the Upper Santa Ana River on August
23, a few hundred yards east of the Lakeview Bridge, and continued into
August 24 before apparently departing.


A SOLITARY SANDPIPER was photographed at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in
Irvine on August 30. The bird moved back and forth between Pond D and Pond
C, where it was also videotaped attacking a feather.



A LUCY’S WARBLER that was found at Huntington Central Park in Huntington
Beach on August 21 continued through August 27. It has been difficult to
find but has most often been observed working the eucalyptus trees along
Loren's Ditch, in the area immediately west of the maintenance yard.





*LOCAL EVENTS*



*UPCOMING EVENTS THAT DO NOT REQUIRE ADVANCE RESERVATIONS*



The monthly Wildlife Walk at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary will take place
on September 2 from 9:00am to 10:30am. Meet at the Audubon House.



The monthly Bird Walk at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary will take place on
September 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 September
20 from 8:15am to 11:00am. Email Nancy Kenyon at <nancykenyon...> to
sign up.



The Sea and Sage Audubon fall pelagic trip will take place on September 30
from 6:30am to 3:00pm. Email Nancy Kenyon at <nancykenyon...> to sign up.





*WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES*



Make plans to attend the Sea and Sage Audubon General Meeting on September
15 at 7:30pm, where Sylvia Gallagher will present a birding quiz night
consisting of both photos and sounds. The quiz will be divided into thirds
between very easy, intermediate, and very hard questions.



The Birds of Southern California Introductory Birding Skills Workshop will
begin on October 4 and 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 (no registration before September
5):http://seaandsageaudubon.org/Classes/2017IntroBirdSkills.pdf.





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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 <atdoug.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: 8/30/17 6:33 pm
From: chuck schussman <cschussman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Solitary sandpiper at SJWS
Hello,

At 1:30 today I observed one solitary sandpiper foraging along the shore of Pond C at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary. At 2:30 I observed what I believe to be the same bird on Pond D. I took several and photos and some video.

Video (on Flickr): Solitary sandpiper (Tringa solitaria)

Photo (Instagram): https://instagram.com/p/BYb_Tl5n1Zu/


Happy birding!
Chuck Schussman
Tustin, CA
 

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Date: 8/29/17 10:20 am
From: <Edanasal...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Ruff CORRECTION west of Imperial Blvd bridge
I should have said west, not east!!

Edana Salisbury
Buena Park, CA


In a message dated 8/29/2017 9:47:52 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
<OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> writes:

It took 30 minutes of sorting through dowitchers before the Ruff stepped
out and started foraging. It was closer to the north side of the river. My
approximate location (33ft accuracy) was. 33.857786, -117.791812

Edana Salisbury
Buena Park

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Date: 8/29/17 9:47 am
From: Edana Salisbury <Edanasal...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Ruff east of Imperial Blvd bridge, Santa Ana River
It took 30 minutes of sorting through dowitchers before the Ruff stepped out and started foraging. It was closer to the north side of the river. My approximate location (33ft accuracy) was. 33.857786, -117.791812

Edana Salisbury
Buena Park

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Date: 8/29/17 7:33 am
From: <condor262001...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Snowy Plover at Baird's Sandpiper Site



Ryan Winkleman and Tom Wurster confirmed the Baird's ID.
At the same time (Sunday August 26 1/4 west of Lakeview Bridge, Santa Ana River) there was a snowy plover present.I did not realize, until Tom Wurster informed me that this was fairly rare for that area.
Also, the seeing conditions were very bad on this day for photography
at that site-probably due to the combination of heat/humidity.
So the single picture I post is only for documentation.
I presume Doug Willick may provide more details.


Jim Hecht
Hermosa Beach CA


https://www.flickr.com/photos/25876581@N00/36754374451/in/dateposted-public/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/25876581@N00/36754374451/in/dateposted-public/



 

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Date: 8/27/17 11:04 pm
From: <condor262001...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Need ID Help Baird's Sandpiper
I went looking for the Baird's Sandpiper on Saturday and Sunday.
Took the Dirt Road (between dry and wet side of Santa Ana river area) 1/4 mile west
from the the Lakeview Bridge as noted in previous posts. Looked on the near shore of the wet side and saw many Yellowlegs and W Sandpipers. However, on Sunday one bird could have been a Baird's based on guidebook images and the observation that the wing feathers seem to extend past the tail. It looked different though from the image that Don Hoechlin posted a few days days ago from the same area. As I am not familiar with the bird I could easily have misidentified it. It would not be the first time. Any help would be appreciated. Not my best photo but here is the link.


https://www.flickr.com/photos/25876581@N00/36025590634/in/dateposted-public/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/25876581@N00/36025590634/in/dateposted-public/



Jim Hecht
Hermosa Beach CA


 

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Date: 8/27/17 5:39 pm
From: James Pike <jimpike444...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Lucy's Warbler & other Central Park notes
Roger,

Interesting about the resurgence of lerps following last winter's rains.
Eucalyptus trees in the Prado Basin were replete with lerps all summer,
which hadn't been the case in 2016. Apparently years of drought did have a
significant dampening effect on their numbers, which was especially evident
during the migratory period last fall.

Jim Pike
HB

On Sun, Aug 27, 2017 at 3:15 PM, <rogerschoedl...> [OrangeCountyBirding]
<OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> The LUCY'S WARBLER continued this morning as mentioned in various posts.
> It frequents the mid story of the eucs at the eastern end of the east-west
> fence line when walking east from the Slater parking lot. It makes
> occasional forays to the smaller trees around the two small ponds to the
> south and southwest before returning to the eucs. It is slow moving and
> often disappears for spells and then suddenly resurfaces. It is best
> detected by listening for its "spink" call.
>
> On a general note, conditions in Huntington Central Park are much improved
> from recent years:
>
> -This summer irrigation resumed in all of the park east of Goldenwest.
> Lawns and shrubbery are healthier and green again.
> -Talbert Lake has been slowly refilling since early July. The entire
> footprint of the lake is now covered with water.
> -Many eucs are very leafy and covered with lerps.
> -Although many sycamores died from the shot-hole borers the remaining
> trees (although few) appear to have developed resistance to the pest.
> Though stressed they have regrown at least respectable foliage.
>
> It's only Aug 27th and this weekend most all of the western warbler
> species (Townsend's, Black-throated Gray, Nashville, Wilson's,
> Orange-crowned, MacGillivray's, Hermit, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow) were
> seen. Throughout August I noticed a lot of warbler activity concentrated in
> and around the 'island' slough, the euc grove north of the amphitheater,
> and the two small ponds where the Lucy's was found Monday. I'm optimistic
> about the park's potential this season and hope to see more birder coverage.
>
> Roger Schoedl
>
> Huntington Beach
>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 8/27/17 3:15 pm
From: <rogerschoedl...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Lucy's Warbler & other Central Park notes
The LUCY'S WARBLER continued this morning as mentioned in various posts. It frequents the mid story of the eucs at the eastern end of the east-west fence line when walking east from the Slater parking lot. It makes occasional forays to the smaller trees around the two small ponds to the south and southwest before returning to the eucs. It is slow moving and often disappears for spells and then suddenly resurfaces. It is best detected by listening for its "spink" call.


On a general note, conditions in Huntington Central Park are much improved from recent years:


-This summer irrigation resumed in all of the park east of Goldenwest. Lawns and shrubbery are healthier and green again.
-Talbert Lake has been slowly refilling since early July. The entire footprint of the lake is now covered with water.
-Many eucs are very leafy and covered with lerps.
-Although many sycamores died from the shot-hole borers the remaining trees (although few) appear to have developed resistance to the pest. Though stressed they have regrown at least respectable foliage.


It's only Aug 27th and this weekend most all of the western warbler species (Townsend's, Black-throated Gray, Nashville, Wilson's, Orange-crowned, MacGillivray's, Hermit, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow) were seen. Throughout August I noticed a lot of warbler activity concentrated in and around the 'island' slough, the euc grove north of the amphitheater, and the two small ponds where the Lucy's was found Monday. I'm optimistic about the park's potential this season and hope to see more birder coverage.


Roger Schoedl

Huntington Beach


 

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Date: 8/27/17 11:54 am
From: 'Andrew Lazere' <alazere1...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [OrangeCountyBirding] Lucy's warbler
Need signature on last post and that should be Gothard Andy Lazere,
Laguna Niguel



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Subject: Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Lucy's warbler





Also MacGillivray's Warbler north of the Goddard restrooms. Calling
frequently. Likes the brown thicket st the base of the largest euc 10 yards
east of the paved path to the restrooms

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Date: 8/27/17 10:51 am
From: Andrew Lazere <alazere1...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Lucy's warbler
Also MacGillivray's Warbler north of the Goddard restrooms. Calling frequently. Likes the brown thicket st the base of the largest euc 10 yards east of the paved path to the restrooms

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Date: 8/27/17 10:13 am
From: Trish G <trishrg62...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Lucy's warbler
Roger Refound the Lucys n. of Lorens ditch around 9:00. it worked the area
right around the westside of Lawrence ditch on both sides for about 40
minutes and then it completely disappeared and flew off North. about 10 or
12 of us were able to see the bird and a couple of us got pretty decent
looks albeit they were brief
Trish Gussler, Anaheim

On Aug 27, 2017 4:05 AM, "Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...>
[OrangeCountyBirding]" <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> wrote:

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>
> The Lucy's Warbler at Huntington Central Park was photographed earlier
> today and reported again to eBird. I obtained the following coordinates
> from the observer: 33.706178, -118.003937.
>
> Ryan Winkleman
> RSM
>
> On Aug 21, 2017 10:21 AM, "Don Hoechlin <quixdimnd...>
> [OrangeCountyBirding]" <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> There is a Lucy's warbler at Huntington central park near Loren's ditch
>> on the grass side of the ditch. The bird is here now with black- throated
>> gray warbler and Wilson's warbler. Don Hoechlin. RMV
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
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>
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Date: 8/27/17 9:54 am
From: Liga Auzins <llauzins...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Lucy continues at HCP
Birders,

Roger Schoedl refound the Lucy's Warbler near 9am in eucs along the north fence line near Loren's Ditch - specifically in the corner euc in the E/W line of eucs that continues east into the maintenance yard. This is north from the west end of Loren's Ditch.

It eventually moved to the willows and other trees lining Loren's Ditch for better views where many birders observed and photographed it. It soon flew back to the eucs.

Tom Wurster

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Date: 8/27/17 4:05 am
From: Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Lucy's warbler
The Lucy's Warbler at Huntington Central Park was photographed earlier
today and reported again to eBird. I obtained the following coordinates
from the observer: 33.706178, -118.003937.

Ryan Winkleman
RSM

On Aug 21, 2017 10:21 AM, "Don Hoechlin <quixdimnd...>
[OrangeCountyBirding]" <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> There is a Lucy's warbler at Huntington central park near Loren's ditch on
> the grass side of the ditch. The bird is here now with black- throated gray
> warbler and Wilson's warbler. Don Hoechlin. RMV
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>

 

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Date: 8/26/17 10:22 am
From: Liga Auzins <llauzins...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] 2 Baird's Sandpipers
Birders,

Two Baird's Sandpipers were in the Santa Ana River channel about 1/4 mile west of the Lakeview bridge at 8:45 this morning. Walk west from the bridge on the dike in the middle of the channel. Both were in juvenile plumage.

Tom Wurster and Liga Auzins Wurster

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Date: 8/26/17 8:02 am
From: Don Hoechlin <quixdimnd...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Baird's Sandpiper
Photo of the Baird's sandpiper at the Santa Ana River, yesterday, just west of the Lakeview bridge. Flickr : https://flic.kr/p/XRJWb8. Don Hoechlin. RMV

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Date: 8/25/17 5:14 pm
From: John Newlander <jnewlander1...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: San Joaquin highlights, 8/25/17
Late posting. Below is a photo I took last Sunday along Pond B of a Least Bittern.


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Date: 8/25/17 4:03 pm
From: <baker2575...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] San Joaquin highlights, 8/25/17
We visited San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary during the mid-morning today; among the highlights were:


One Sora at the northwest corner of Pond B


A Red-shouldered hawk in a cottonwood tree near the confluence of Ponds A, B, and 1


The odd partially leucistic California thrasher was easily found, first between ponds 1 and 3, and later in the same cottonwood tree where the red-shouldered hawk had been perched earlier. The thrasher sang in the tree for an extended period. At one point, it was visited by two other thrashers of the non-freaky variety.


Marsh wrens were actively singing today on the north side of Pond 1. We watched a pair darting in and out of the cattails, chasing one another about. No pictures, unfortunately. Too dang fast.


At least two Clark's grebes with juveniles were present on Pond 1. A number of Caspian terns and Black skimmers were also on Pond 1, on the island.


No sign of the least bitterns that had been so conspicuous in the last week (I did manage to see one last Friday, though).


A small flock of Western sandpipers was on the south side of Pond C. I didn't see any rarities among them.


Here's a photo of the thrasher.


Charles Baker
Tustin, CA


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Date: 8/25/17 11:40 am
From: Don Hoechlin <quixdimnd...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Baird's Sandpipers
Two juvenile Bairds sandpipers were found at 11:00 am west of the Lakeview bridge on the near side of the channel as you're walking down the main dirt road, about 1/4 mile. Don Hoechlin RMV

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Date: 8/24/17 7:55 pm
From: Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Pectoral Sandpiper and a Baird's now at Lakeview
I was looking for, and found, the Pectoral Sandpiper at the same location Mike H reported yesterday just east of Lakeview Ave Bridge. Just east of the Pectoral location, there was a Baird's Sandpiper. It flew off to the east to the second drop structure along the river. On another side note, I don't recall ever seeing so many Lesser and Greater Yellowlegs. Easily 35+ combined here at this location.


Jeff Bray

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Date: 8/24/17 12:51 pm
From: Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Fwd: [LACoBirds] eBird issues this Fall
Sharing this with Kimball's permission

A great post regarding local eBird issues. Please take the time to read if
you're an eBird user.

Jeff Bray
Irvine, CA


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Date: Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 12:24 PM
Subject: [LACoBirds] eBird issues this Fall
To: "<LACoBirds...>" <LACoBirds...>




Birders,



Fall migration is in full swing. The rate of use of eBird by Los Angeles
County birders continues to skyrocket, with the obvious benefit of much
denser information about our avifauna, but also with the drawbacks of
continuing and even accelerating issues with data quality. So here’s
another in a series of occasional messages intended to improve the eBird
database for our area. If you know eBird users who are not on this list
serve, always feel free to share these messages with them. This mini-rant
will cover three issues: (1) Adding descriptions; (2) dealing with
subspecies options; and (3) improving metadata in the “Comments” section.



DESCRIPTIONS

This could be subtitled “There is a happy medium between Curtis Marantz and
the average eBird user.” We all know it is now easy (and desirable) to
upload photos and audio files to one’s eBird checklist. But when you are
asked to document a flagged record, PLEASE keep in mind that such evidence
is only part of the documentation that should support unusual records. I
am constantly amazed at how many eBirders will attach a photo (or 2 or 3…)
to their checklist to document a rarity and will not write a single word
about the sighting. In many cases the photos are less than ideal, and
might not even help support the identification; so we rely on the added
value of a written description. This is where Curtis comes in….. you
don’t have to write a Marantzian tome of 4000 words to document a rarity
(though such detail is helpful). But please add information about the
circumstances of the sighting and any characters (e.g. size and structure,
movements, other behaviors, plumage, voice, etc.) that are not evident from
the photos as well as amplification of what is shown in the photos. And
indicate how similar species were considered and eliminated. I fear that
the simple art of writing a good description of a bird to document a
sighting and confirm its identification is disappearing from our birding
culture. I largely blame the apparent need for instant gratification
through smartphones and apps – why not jot notes down in the field (they
have these things called pens, pencils and notebooks) and then add a
thoughtful and detailed description based on these notes when you’re home
sitting at your computer? Yes, it takes time. But the alternative is
having what might be a perfectly good record questioned or even invalidated
by a reviewer. And as I have mentioned before (let’s call this section
“Sandwiches I have Eaten While Birding”), concentrate on relevant points in
your description and leave the irrelevant things out.



SUBSPECIES

I strongly urge eBirders to enter data ONLY at the level of species, except
in the few cases where well-marked subspecies are (usually) readily
identifiable in the field; species with field-identifiable subspecies or
subspecies groups in L. A. County include but are not limited to:
Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Green-winged Teal, Red-tailed
Hawk, Merlin, Northern Flicker (and intergrades), Bell’s Vireo, Hermit
Thrush, White Wagtail, Red Crossbill (call types), Bell’s Sparrow, Savannah
Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, and Dark-eyed Junco. In some of these cases only one
subspecies (or none) occurs regularly. In some other cases, observers with
extensive experience and good studies of the bird in question can also
reasonably determine subspecies (e.g. Orange-crowned Warbler, Marsh Wren,
Song Sparrow, Canada Goose, Cackling Goose, Leach’s Storm-Petrel,
Red-breasted Sapsucker). There is nothing to be gained by indicating a
subspecies based ONLY on your locality – so it’s preferable to enter
“Osprey” rather than “Osprey (carolinensis)” even if you can be 99.9%
certain that a local Osprey is of the North American carolinensis
subspecies. An exception would be if you were able to study the bird well
enough to rule out the other Osprey subspecies based on actual characters
rather than locality. A lot of the subspecies entry issues seem to arise
from the use of smartphone apps, so when entering data via such an app be
sure to select the full species rather than a particular subspecies (unless
you can document the subspecies). To the novice birder, some of the
subspecies names might seem completely appropriate, even though they’re
not. A recent example is a birder who entered “Willow Flycatcher
(Southwestern)” on the assumption that a Willow Flycatcher in the
“southwest” should be that subspecies. In fact, of course, the
“Southwestern” Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) is known from
Los Angeles County in recent years only by a very few possible breeding
pairs, with essentially no documented records of migrants. So 99.9% of
Willow Flycatchers in L. A. County will be what eBird calls “Willow
Flycatcher (Northwestern) (Empidonax traillii brewsteri/adastus), even
though Los Angeles County is hardly “northwestern.” Why not just enter as
“Willow Flycatcher”?



METADATA AND INTRODUCTORY COMMENTS

When you enter an eBird checklist you can make comments about that birding
event in the Comments section on the second screen (“Date and Effort”). It
is unfortunate that eBird does not require users to enter information about
conditions, but until they institute that capability, you can use the
“Comments” section to add information on, for example, sky conditions, wind
conditions, precipitation, temperature, tide, and other physical
environmental conditions that can greatly impact your bird list. Indicate
how you covered the area (route, areas of concentration, etc.). Also a
description of the habitat, any disturbances or other conditions that might
impact your bird list, names of birding companions (these show up
automatically only if the list is “shared” with them), condition of
vegetation and food crop, and anything else that seems relevant. Sure, you
could even mention what kind of sandwich you had for lunch.



All of the above must seem like “work,” but I suspect a large number of you
use eBird for the common good as a thorough avifaunal record rather than
simply for an accounting of your sport-listing accomplishments. Joseph
Grinnell and other “early” naturalists in California might have spent hours
writing in their journals about each of their field outings, and that
information is invaluable to researchers today. Can’t we, at least in some
small part, try to do the same?



Kimball



Kimball L. Garrett

Ornithology Collections Manager

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

900 Exposition Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA

(213) 763-3368

<kgarrett...>

http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/ornithology





 

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Date: 8/24/17 6:58 am
From: Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Orange County RBA: August 24, 2017
*RBA*



* California

* Orange County

* August 24, 2017

* CAOC17.08.24



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*



Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Ruff

Baird's Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper

Lucy's Warbler

Yellow-headed Blackbird





A juvenile YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was found at Bolsa Chica Ecological
Reserve in Huntington Beach on August 13 and continued through August 19.
The most recent reports had the bird in the northwest corner of the “Pocket
Pond” near GPS: 33.705104, -118.050147.



A RUFF was found on the Upper Santa Ana River (SAR) on August 16 and
continued through August 20, just downstream of the Imperial Highway
Bridge. Earlier in the week (August 21) it was seen further downstream
(west) near the Lakeview Bridge. This female bird, also known as a "Reeve,"
is believed to be the same bird that has previously been found to linger on
the Upper SAR in late summer/early fall in 2013, 2014, and 2016, though it
was absent in 2015.



A BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was found at San Joaquin Marsh in Irvine on August 21.
It was seen on Pond C and has not been reported since.



A PECTORAL SANDPIPER was found along the Upper Santa Ana River on August
23, a few hundred yards east of the Lakeview Bridge.



A LUCY’S WARBLER was found at Huntington Central Park in Huntington Beach
on August 21. It was seen in the morning and again that evening in the area
around “Loren’s Ditch” GPS: 33.706477, -118.002299 and has not been
reported since.



A female YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was photographed along the Upper Santa Ana
River in Anaheim just south of the Imperial Highway Bridge on August 17. It
was seen with a flock of Red-winged Blackbirds.





*LOCAL EVENTS*



*UPCOMING EVENTS THAT DO NOT REQUIRE ADVANCE RESERVATIONS*



The monthly Upper Newport Bay bird walk will take place on August 27 from
8:00am to 11:00am. Meet at the Big Canyon parking lot.



The monthly Wildlife Walk at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary will take place
on September 2 from 9:00am to 10:30am. Meet at the Audubon House.



The monthly Bird Walk at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary will take place on
September 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 August 25
from 8:15am to 11:00am. Email Nancy Kenyon at <nancykenyon...> to sign
up.



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



The Sea and Sage Audubon fall pelagic trip will take place on September 30
from 6:30am to 3:00pm. Email Nancy Kenyon at <nancykenyon...> to sign up.





*WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES*



Make plans to attend the Sea and Sage Audubon General Meeting on September
15 at 7:30pm, where Sylvia Gallagher will present a birding quiz night
consisting of both photos and sounds. The quiz will be divided into thirds
between very easy, intermediate, and very hard questions.



The Birds of Southern California Introductory Birding Skills Workshop will
begin on October 4 and 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 (no registration before September
5): 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.

 

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Date: 8/23/17 9:38 pm
From: <ychuang1...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Pectoral Sandpiper in Santa Ana River--Lakeview Avenue
There was a Pectoral Sandpiper in Santa Ana River, 200 yards east of Lakeview Avenue Bridge.

GPS: 33.85669 -117.81332



https://www.flickr.com/photos/ychuang1/36630203931/in/dateposted-public/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/ychuang1/36630203931/in/dateposted-public/





Mike Huang


Irvine



 

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Date: 8/22/17 6:25 pm
From: <tvh251...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Unusual CA Thrasher at SJWS
I found a California Thrasher at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary this afternoon with unusual markings. The bird had extensive white around the eyes and on the back of the neck. There are photos on my eBird checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38773782 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38773782.

The bird was in a location where I have often seen CA Thrashers in the past, on the trail between Pond 1 and Pond B.

Thomas Van Huss
Tustin


 

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Date: 8/22/17 3:56 pm
From: Moro Rogers <mororogers...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Tagged Turkey Vulture in SJC
I was taking my little son for a ride in the bike trailer on the fire roads
over by Flagpole Hill when I had a Turkey Vulture with a wing tag fly by.
It said 49 (or possibly 6H.=p)
I have also been seeing lots of Roadrunners in that area, the most being at
least 4 in one ride.

-Moro Rogers
Dana Point

 

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Date: 8/21/17 7:51 pm
From: <ychuang1...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Ruff's new location, Santa Ana River--Lakeview Avenue
The Ruff was in the Santa Ana River, just west of Lakeview Avenue bridge this afternoon, 8-21-2017

Mike Huang

Irvine

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Date: 8/21/17 7:21 pm
From: 'Willick, Doug' <doug.willick...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Baird's Sandpiper at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary
Thanks Ryan for posting this to the group for me. :)

When I initially encountered the bird (around 3pm), it was on the "close side" (just below the berm trail on the "south" (or east, depending on one's viewpoint) of Pond C, and was all by itself. However, a young Red-tailed Hawk came flying over, around 3:30, and scared up many of the birds, including all of the sandpipers that had been present. I had could not refind the Baird's before I had to leave. I understand it was refound a short while later, though, by Jeff B. and Bruce A.

I copied (or will be shortly) a few photos of the bird to my Flickr site (link below). It would sure be nice if Pond C at least could be kept low for another couple months, for the variety of shorebird species that it's been known to pull in; these include a variety of rare to uncommon shorebirds (such as the two Semipalmated Sandpipers found here just a few weeks ago). This pond (as well as Ponds D and E of course, when the habitat is suitable) has attracted quite a number of shorebird rarities over the years. Shallow, mostly open water, and mudflats (specifically for shorebird species that prefer freshwater wetlands) seems to be a very difficult habitat to "manage" at SJWS.

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Date: 8/21/17 4:07 pm
From: Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Baird's Sandpiper - San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary
Doug Willick reports a juvenile Baird's Sandpiper at San Joaquin Wildlife
Sanctuary. The bird was located in the far northeast corner of Pond C when
he found it but he said all the peeps flushed at a Red-tailed Hawk so it
may take a little looking to refind it again for those who go this
afternoon.

Ryan Winkleman
RSM

 

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Date: 8/21/17 10:21 am
From: Don Hoechlin <quixdimnd...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Lucy's warbler
There is a Lucy's warbler at Huntington central park near Loren's ditch on the grass side of the ditch. The bird is here now with black- throated gray warbler and Wilson's warbler. Don Hoechlin. RMV

Sent from my iPhone


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