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· Yellow-crowned Night-Heron still visiting the Ballona Freshwater Marsh (Aug 30, 2016)
· poor light - golden plover candidate @ LAR (Aug 30, 2016)
· Hahamongna - TEWA and BTSP (Aug 29, 2016)
· Black-and-White Warbler at The Village Green (Aug 28, 2016)
· Solitary Sandpipers (Aug 28, 2016)
  1. Yellow-crowned Night-Heron still visiting the Ballona Freshwater Marsh LINK
    DATE: Aug 30, 2016 @ 4:55pm, 1 day(s) ago
    Tues 30 Aug
    
    The YCNH hasn't been reported on eBird for about a week, but it's still showing up at the all-you-can-eat bullfrog & tadpole buffet along Jefferson Blvd.  This morning at 7:50 AM it was visible from the Jefferson public path, about 1/3 of the way down from Lincoln toward the west end of the marsh.
    
    Also of interest was an imm. White-tailed Kite eating a vole near the west end, and an adult was in the same area a few days ago.
    
    Don Sterba
    Culver City
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  3. poor light - golden plover candidate @ LAR LINK
    DATE: Aug 30, 2016 @ 4:55pm, 1 day(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    Tues 30 Aug
    
    Very early this morning in hazy overcast at the lower L.A.River I saw a Pluvialis plover south of Slauson Ave in the Maywood/Commerce area. I could see no golden-buff feathers on the bird, but it's apparent small size and small slender bill suggested golden plover to me. The photos below might show some color on the mantle(). As I was attempting to walk down the river bank to get a better look in the poor light conditions, the bird disappeared. I was unable to relocate it and it was not present when I returned to the area an hour later. Comments welcome on the photos. Is this a golden plover, and is it possibly an American with white in the face and a long primary projection past the tail
    
    http://www.flickr.com.photos/rbarth/29240985732
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/29270277241
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/29270258711
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/29348773325
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/29270211941
    
    Richard Barth
    
    West Hollywood
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  5. Hahamongna - TEWA and BTSP LINK
    DATE: Aug 29, 2016 @ 11:08am, 2 day(s) ago
    Hi All,
    
    At Hahamongna in Pasadena today I managed to get brief views of a juvenile Black-throated Sparrow at about 9:15am. About 10am a Tennessee Warbler came in to the water for a bath. This at least appeared to be a different individual to the one seen last week. This bird had a yellow wash limited to pretty much the face, throat and perhaps upper breast. The rest including the lower breast, belly, flanks and undertail appearing white. It bathed for a while and people got photos. It was a little mussed up from the water but I doubt that would make the bird look whiter The Rattlesnake is also back at it's favored spot among the rocks so watch your footing around the concrete edging to the drain/pond.
    
    Directions: Come in at the La Canada Verdugo Rd Entrance in Pasadena (park as far west as you can on that street). Go in and turn right. Take the path that goes down hill towards the basin.G o downhill past the eucalyptus on your left and when you get to the bottom of the hill you double back so that you are now standing in the shade of these eucalyptus. The pond/drain is right in front of you.
    
    Luke Tiller, Altadena
    www.underclearskies.com
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  7. Black-and-White Warbler at The Village Green LINK
    DATE: Aug 28, 2016 @ 5:39pm, 3 day(s) ago
    Sun 28 Aug
    
    At around 9:20 AM I had a female Black-and-White Warbler in front of unit #5452 as it foraged in a jacaranda.  After about 10 minutes it flew SW into another jacaranda in front of unit #5468.  Lat, Lon = 34.019181, -118.363635 at the first location.
    Photos:  http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31301758
    
    Also of some interest, yesterday, was a juv. Loggerhead Shrike near the west end of the Ballona Freshwater Marsh where they used to visit regularly, often staying to winter, but are now quite scarce.
    Photos:  http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31273123
    
    Site info is in "Birding Locations":
    
    https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/LACoBirds/files/Directions/
    
    Don Sterba
    Culver City
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  9. Solitary Sandpipers LINK
    DATE: Aug 28, 2016 @ 12:17pm, 3 day(s) ago
    Greetings!
    
    I had two Solitary Sandpipers this morning (about 8:00 a.m.) in the San Gabriel River near the Pico Rivera Spreading Grounds.  There is only a small patch of water in the river, but it had many ducks and shorebirds.  The location is just south of the Mines Ave. extension.
    
    There were also finches, sparrow, and exotics in the extensive wet weed patches, but no sign of Blue Grosbeaks, Indigo Buntings, or Bobolinks.
    
    Ed Stonick Pasadena
    
    Sent from Mail for Windows 10
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  11. Re: [LACoBirds] Solitary Sandpiper LA River, GLENDALE LINK
    DATE: Aug 28, 2016 @ 11:17am, 3 day(s) ago
    The Solitary Sandpiper continues this morning with the Lesser and Greater Yellowlegs in the same vicinity described below. Over 500 Least and about 20 Western Sandpipers are also along this productive stretch of river.
    
    Parking is by the Ferraro soccer fields and then walk south under the freeway bridge to enter the bike path.
    
    Andy Birch
    Los Feliz
    
    Sent from my iPhone
    
    On Aug 15, 2016, at 7:47 PM, Cuyler Stapelmann cuylerstapelmann@... [LACoBirds] < LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
     The solitary sandpiper and semipalmated sandpiper were still present at 7 PM Monday evening. The numbers of peeps have declined since yesterday, making the semipalmated relatively easy to pick out from the rest of the flock(for a sandpiper). They were both found between the two power cable towers, but closer tothe second tower (farther from 134).
    
    Cuyler Stapelmann
    Los Feliz
    
    On Sun, Aug 14, 2016 at 4:59 PM, Kimball Garrett kgarrett@... [LACoBirds] < LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
     Andy's Solitary Sandpiper was in the same general area around 2:30 this afternoon -- mostly on the east bank roughly opposite the second high tension tower south of the 134 Freeway; at times it was right with a juvenile Lesser Yellowlegs. Among the peeps (over 600 Least Sandpipers but only 5 Westerns) was a juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper; it associated with Leasts about halfway between the two high tension towers south of the 134.
    
    eBird checklist here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ checklist/S31096139
    
    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
    
    ______________________________ __________
    
    From: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com [ LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com ] on behalf of Andrew Birch andyrbirch@... [LACoBirds] [ LACoBirds-noreply@ yahoogroups.com ]
    
    Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 12:06 PM
    
    To: LACoBirds
    Subject: [LACoBirds] Solitary Sandpiper LA River, GLENDALE
    
    This morning there is a Solitary Sandpiper amongst the Yellowlegs in the river south of the 134 freeway. There are also good numbers of Least and a smaller number of Westerns at this location. This area has been good for Pectoral in late Aug/early Sept'.
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  13. Virginia's Warbler @ piute ponds LINK
    DATE: Aug 28, 2016 @ 8:54am, 3 day(s) ago
    Hi all, Today Aug 28 845am there's a Virginia's Warbler at Piute Ponds, on the N side of Ave C at the NE corner of Big Piute, at the place where the road dips down. Note that Piute Ponds is on Edwards Air Force Base and advance permission is required for entry. Mark and Janet Scheel
    
    Pasadena, CA
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  15. a couple notes from lower LAR LINK
    DATE: Aug 27, 2016 @ 5:10pm, 4 day(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    Sat 27 Aug
    
    A SMBAS field trip to the L.A.River today tallied two Yellow-headed Blackbirds, both females, one north of Willow St in Long Beach and one off Southern Ave in South Gate. One juv Baird's Sandpiper was found halfway between the north end of DeForest Park and the Artesia Blvd bridge (a juv BASA was seen opposite DeForest Park on 8 Aug). Two juv Baird's Sandpipers continued from yesterday off Southern Ave in South Gate---there might have been a third BASA today but frequent movement of the birds made this difficult to confirm).
    
    Richard Barth
    
    West Hollywood
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  17. RE: [LACoBirds] birders beware LINK
    DATE: Aug 27, 2016 @ 4:02pm, 4 day(s) ago
    I certainly hope the police were notified!
    
    This is unacceptable!
    
    Ed Stonick
    
    Sent from Mail for Windows 10
    
    From: Mei Kwan camnocu@... [LACoBirds]
    
    
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  19. birders beware LINK
    DATE: Aug 27, 2016 @ 2:23pm, 4 day(s) ago
    Hi,
    
    There was an incident @Peck Pit this morning about 9am- ish involved a homeless male, Richard R., threatened a birder. The homeless man demanded money and stated he had a knife. It was at the very far N/E section area. I encountered this incident while they were walking toward the parking lot. The birder requested refund of his money ($45) which the homeless man refused and talked about none relevant subject to distract the issue on hand. At this time there were three of us, birders, after much verb exchanges, he finally handover the $5 in hand to the birder but denied the rest.
    
    Be careful when you are out there!
    
    Mei Kwan
    
    Sierra Madre
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  21. Virginia's Warbler at Hahamongna LINK
    DATE: Aug 26, 2016 @ 10:29pm, 5 day(s) ago
    Some updates on the birds at Hahamongna for 8/26.
    
    During our stake-out this afternoon, we saw a Virginia's Warbler at SE pond around 5:30 pm for about 20 seconds. For photo see http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31267760
    
    The Tennessee Warbler continued this afternoon. The Lucy's Warbler was a no-show. But a birder before us said he saw it briefly in the early afternoon. So it may still be around.
    
    Jun & Bin
    Redondo Beach
    8/26 10:27pm
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  23. Clay-colored Sparrow San Gabriel Coastal basin Spreading Grounds LINK
    DATE: Aug 26, 2016 @ 5:59pm, 5 day(s) ago
    Hello fellow birders,
    
    Yesterday afternoon, 25 August, I found what is very likely a Clay-colored
    Sparrow on the east side of the south spreading basin. This bird was about 100
    meters south of the easterly extension of Mines Blvd.
    
    The county was putting water in the south basin and the weeds in that basin
    are very thick and high. It should make for an interesting location this
    weekend.
    
    If you enter the area from Mines, you will have a long walk around the
    basins either to the north or the south.
    Water was running deep in the new concrete channel which will block your
    across the dike between the north and south basins.
    
    There have beenmany sparrows, buntings, bishops, grosbeaks and a
    White-tailed Kite in the basins for the past few weeks.
    
    The basins are adjacent to the west side of the San Gabriel River between
    Whittier and Washington Blvds and can be accessed through legal openings from
    the neighborhood to the west.
    
    Happy birding,
    
    Larry Schmahl
    Whittier
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  25. 2 Baird's Sandpipers LAR in South Gate LINK
    DATE: Aug 26, 2016 @ 3:15pm, 5 day(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    Fri 26 Aug
    
    Late morning at the L.A.River there were two juv BASAs with a flock of peeps 100 yds south of the end of Southern Ave in South Gate. The birds stayed just on the east side of the central flow channel, photographed from the main bike path on the west side of the river.
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/28628738744
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/28628719274
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/29173205901
    
    Richard Barth
    
    West Hollywood
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  27. Los Angeles RBA- 26 August 2016 LINK
    DATE: Aug 26, 2016 @ 1:48pm, 5 day(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA * August 26, 2016 * CALA1608.26  
     
    -Birds mentioned
     
    Common Merganser
    Inca Dove
    Solitary Sandpiper
    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Tennessee Warbler
    Lucy’s Warbler
    White-crowned Sparrow
     
     
    California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form): 
    http://www.californiabirds.org/
     
     
    Enter your bird sightings on eBird:   http://ebird.org/content/ebird
     
     
    Hotline:  Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
    E-mail reports to:  Jon Fisher at
    JonF60@...
    
    Coverage:  Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
     
     
    -Transcript
     
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for August 26.
     
     
    A COMMON MERGANSER continued at Rowena Reservoir in the Los Feliz area through August 21.
     
    Three INCA DOVES continue at Col. Leon H. Washington Park in Los Angeles, being reported through August 20.
     
    SOLITARY SANDPIPERS are moving through the area in small numbers, with three at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh on August 20.  All were last seen flying toward Ballona Creek.
     
    Other SOLITARY SANDPIPERS included one continuing on the LA River in Glendale (just below the 134 Freeway) through August 20, one on the LA River between Alondra Blvd. and Somerset Blvd. in Paramount on August 21
    and one along the Rio Hondo south of the Garvey crossing in Rosemead  from August 24-25 (access is from the west end of Rush Street).
    
     
    The YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh was reported through August 23.  It is most often seen from along the dirt path south of the intersection of Jefferson and Lincoln (near the concrete
    inlet).
     
    A VERMILION FLYCATCHER continued at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required) through August 25.  It has been by the gazebo along Ave. C, near the southeast corner of Duckbill Lake.
     
    The LUCY’S WARBLER at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena continued through August 23.  A TENNESSEE WARBLER was in the same area from August 23-26.  The location is at the pond near the southeast corner of the
    basin.  From the trail at the west end of La Canada Verdugo Road (just west of Vista Laguna Terrace) walk west and then north down into the basin and watch for the pond on your left.
     
    Continuing at Hahamongna Watershed Park is a summering WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, reported there through August 25.
     
     
    - end transcript
     
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
     
     
    EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
     
    For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website at
    http://www.laaudubon.org  
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  29. Tennessee cont at Hahamongna LINK
    DATE: Aug 26, 2016 @ 11:13am, 5 day(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    The continuing Tennessee warbler made one 3 min appearance at pond at about 10:15 Friday 26 Aug 2016.
    
    No sign of Lucy by me or others who had been present much of the morning.
    
    The large pacific rattlesnake also continued in its rock lair - beneath the broken cement cap on north end of the berm marking the pond side of the path btw eucs and willow lined pond.
    
    Tom Wurster
    
    Garden Grove
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  31. Global Shorebird Counting starts in a week LINK
    DATE: Aug 26, 2016 @ 2:31am, 6 day(s) ago
    Dear Friends,
    
    The 3rd World Shorebirds Day with it's popular Global Shorebird Counting (GSC) is upon us. In just a week birdwatchers around the world go to their preferred location and count shorebirds. I ask all of you to support and appreciate this special day byjoining the GSC. Simply register your location and go counting.
    
    For more details please visit our page:
    https://worldshorebirdsday.wordpress.com/globalshorebirdcounting/
    
    You can also win one of the small gifts we have through our partners. Please find more about it in this blog post:
    https://worldshorebirdsday.wordpress.com/2016/08/18/raffle-prizes-for-global-shorebird-counting-participants/
    
    I'm looking forward to hearing from you soon. :)
    Best, Szimi
    _______________
    Gyorgy Szimuly Milton Keynes, UK
    Coordinator of World Shorebirds Day Events
    https://worldshorebirdsday.wordpress.com/
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  33. Re: [LACoBirds] Tennessee Warbler cont 24 Aug 16 Hahamonga Park LINK
    DATE: Aug 25, 2016 @ 6:31pm, 6 day(s) ago
    Dear all, Today the tennessee came to drink at 4:20 4:50 5:30 and 6:00 pm no luck with lucy. Tom was there feom 330 and i left at 620pm With kind regards Bas Altadena
    On Aug 24, 2016 4:50 PM, "Cuyler Stapelmann cuylerstapelmann@... [LACoBirds]" < LACoBirds-noreply@ yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
      Both the Tennessee and Lucy's warblers were seen this afternoon around 130 at the same pond in the SE corner of the park. It's very easy to find using the below directions. 
    
    The Tennessee warbler was very cooperative, allowing decent looks as it drank, although only seen once. If not for the whitish underside and undertail, it would be very hard to pick out from the grayer orange-crowned warblers. 
    
    The Lucy's warbler was only seen briefly, though it made two appearances. Very plain gray overall, also similar to the gray orange-crowned warblers, but obviously darker with hints of a red rump when perched. It was seen in the willows bordering the east side of the pond.
    
    A Nashville warbler, several Wilson's warblers, and many yellowthroats and yellow and orange-crowned warblers. There is a lot to see at this little pond. 
    
    Cuyler
    Los Angeles
    
    On Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 12:18 PM, Thomas Wurster wurster@... [LACoBirds] < LACoBirds-noreply@ yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
      Birders,
    
    The Tennessee Warbler reported yesterday to ebird continues today at Hahamonga Park, but no report of yesterday's Lucy's Warbler by me or others present.
    
    Many other migrants and resident species frequent the willow lined pond and lerp psyllids infested eucalyptus trees.
    
    Park at west end of Canada Verdugo Rd., and walk west to Devils Gate Damn. From the east end of the damn, take the broad dirt road/trail down the east side of the arroyo. The row of eucs and willow pond will be on your left in about 100-150 meters. Excellent viewing from path between eucs and pond.
    
    Finally, a plea for wider reporting of rare birds from this public area. It's discouraging to read first reports to LACo birding from this location 3-4 days after the find.
    
    Tom Wurster
    
    Garden Grove
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  35. RE: [LACoBirds] SolitarySandpiper Rio Hondo below Garvey LINK
    DATE: Aug 25, 2016 @ 4:37pm, 6 day(s) ago
    The Solitary Sandpiper continues, 100 yards or more south of the bridge, at the spot where the water suddenly ends as if this was a rectangle shaped Lake, instead of intriguing, or river. I parked on Rush Street and walked north with the plant nursery
    on my right, east side of Me.
    That park on Rush Street is probably worth checking out in migration and winter.
    Thanks, Larry!
    
    Thomas Geza Miko
    653 S. Indian Hill Blvd.,#C
    Claremont CA 91711
    
    http://www.tgmiko.com
    
    Personal cell 909.241.3300
    Work cell 213.471.6001
    Office 213.351.7382
    Home
    
    "Beer is the universal smell donor."- Luke Groskin/Science Friday
    
    -------- Original message --------
    
    From: "larschmahl@... [LACoBirds]"
    
    Date: 8/24/16 18:49 (GMT-08:00)
    
    To: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com
    
    Subject: [LACoBirds] SolitarySandpiper Rio Hondo below Garvey
    
     Hello all,
    
    There was a Solitary Sandpiper in the Rio Hondo in El Monte this afternoon, downstream fromGarvey Ave.
    
    Larry Schmahl
    Whittier
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  37. SolitarySandpiper Rio Hondo below Garvey LINK
    DATE: Aug 24, 2016 @ 6:49pm, 7 day(s) ago
    Hello all,
    
    There was a Solitary Sandpiper in the Rio Hondo in El Monte this afternoon,
    downstream fromGarvey Ave.
    
    Larry Schmahl
    Whittier
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  39. Re: [LACoBirds] Tennessee Warbler cont 24 Aug 16 Hahamonga Park LINK
    DATE: Aug 24, 2016 @ 3:09pm, 7 day(s) ago
    Both the Tennessee and Lucy's warblers were seen this afternoon around 130 at the same pond in the SE corner of the park. It's very easy to find using the below directions. 
    
    The Tennessee warbler was very cooperative, allowing decent looks as it drank, although only seen once. If not for the whitish underside and undertail, it would be very hard to pick out from the grayer orange-crowned warblers. 
    
    The Lucy's warbler was only seen briefly, though it made two appearances. Very plain gray overall, also similar to the gray orange-crowned warblers, but obviously darker with hints of a red rump when perched. It was seen in the willows bordering the east side of the pond.
    
    A Nashville warbler, several Wilson's warblers, and many yellowthroats and yellow and orange-crowned warblers. There is a lot to see at this little pond. 
    
    Cuyler
    Los Angeles
    
    On Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 12:18 PM, Thomas Wurster wurster@... [LACoBirds] < LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
      Birders,
    
    The Tennessee Warbler reported yesterday to ebird continues today at Hahamonga Park, but no report of yesterday's Lucy's Warbler by me or others present.
    
    Many other migrants and resident species frequent the willow lined pond and lerp psyllids infested eucalyptus trees.
    
    Park at west end of Canada Verdugo Rd., and walk west to Devils Gate Damn. From the east end of the damn, take the broad dirt road/trail down the east side of the arroyo. The row of eucs and willow pond will be on your left in about 100-150 meters. Excellent viewing from path between eucs and pond.
    
    Finally, a plea for wider reporting of rare birds from this public area. It's discouraging to read first reports to LACo birding from this location 3-4 days after the find.
    
    Tom Wurster
    
    Garden Grove
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  41. Tennessee Warbler cont 24 Aug 16 Hahamonga Park LINK
    DATE: Aug 24, 2016 @ 12:18pm, 7 day(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    The Tennessee Warbler reported yesterday to ebird continues today at Hahamonga Park, but no report of yesterday's Lucy's Warbler by me or others present.
    
    Many other migrants and resident species frequent the willow lined pond and lerp psyllids infested eucalyptus trees.
    
    Park at west end of Canada Verdugo Rd., and walk west to Devils Gate Damn. From the east end of the damn, take the broad dirt road/trail down the east side of the arroyo. The row of eucs and willow pond will be on your left in about 100-150 meters. Excellent viewing from path between eucs and pond.
    
    Finally, a plea for wider reporting of rare birds from this public area. It's discouraging to read first reports to LACo birding from this location 3-4 days after the find.
    
    Tom Wurster
    
    Garden Grove
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  43. RE: [LACoBirds] Possible Least Flycatcher @ Wilmington Drain LINK
    DATE: Aug 23, 2016 @ 12:23pm, 8 day(s) ago
    Phil et. al., I need to retract my snap judgment. Hopefully one of these days I'll learn to stop sending half-baked emails when I should be working!
    
    Thank you for getting the word out quickly on this bird.
    
    Dave Bell
    La Cañada
    
    -------- Original Message --------
    Subject: [LACoBirds] Possible Least Flycatcher @ Wilmington Drain
    From: " artkid315@... [LACoBirds]"
    < LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com >
    Date: Mon, August 22, 2016 7:19 pm
    To: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com
    
    
    Spotted this morning (8/22) at around 7:40. I'll try to head out again tomorrow before work. See eBird checklist linked below for details. Good birding!
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31199485
    
    Phil C.
    Harbor City
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  45. RE: [LACoBirds] Possible Least Flycatcher @ Wilmington Drain LINK
    DATE: Aug 23, 2016 @ 10:10am, 8 day(s) ago
    Hi Phil, Thanks for sharing!
    
    I'm sure you'll hear opinions from other birders who know these guys better than I do, but my first impression is that this is a Hammond's Flycatcher (HAFL). Some thoughts:
    
    
    -- the primary extension beyond the tertials seems to my eye to be good for HAFLand too long for Least
    
    
    -- the overall low contrast of the black and white pattern on the tertials seems more consistent with a western empid (like HAFL ) rather than an eastern empid
    
    
    -- the sides of the bill of Least often appear to curve outward, vs strait in Hammond's as shown here. The bill does perhaps appear a bit wide for HAFLbut maybe the angle of the photo explains that. Finally, the bill seems all dark, better for HAFL.
    
    
    -- the short and strongly forked tail is good for HAFL
    
    None of these marks are infallible, but collectively they all point to Hammond's.
    
    Finally an important mark for differentiating these guys is call, which you don't mention in your notes. They sound quite different to me: something like peep! in HAFLvs "wit" in Least.
    
    Dave Bell
    La Cañada
    
    -------- Original Message --------
    
    Subject: [LACoBirds] Possible Least Flycatcher @ Wilmington Drain
    
    From: " artkid315@... [LACoBirds]"
    
    < LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com >
    
    Date: Mon, August 22, 2016 7:19 pm
    
    To: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com
    
    
    Spotted this morning (8/22) at around 7:40. I'll try to head out again tomorrow before work. See eBird checklist linked below for details. Good birding!
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31199485
    
    Phil C.
    Harbor City
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  47. Possible Least Flycatcher @ Wilmington Drain LINK
    DATE: Aug 22, 2016 @ 7:19pm, 9 day(s) ago
    Spotted this morning (8/22) at around 7:40. I'll try to head out again tomorrow before work. See eBird checklist linked below for details. Good birding! http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31199485
    
    Phil C. Harbor City
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  49. weird hummingbird at my feeders this afternoon: LINK
    DATE: Aug 22, 2016 @ 4:17pm, 9 day(s) ago
    Mostly looks like an immature make Anna's, but very clean white well up the breast/chin/throat. No hint of a gorget. Green all over body, but with some rufous on the ventish-sorta area (it is obvious in color, but hard to define. Largish size. I will attempt
    photos later. My feeders are visible from my front lawn, even when I am not home. Tom Claremont 91711 909.241.3300
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