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· Claremont Summer Tanager (TODAY)
· Re: [LACoBirds] Fulvous Whistling-Duck (and Marsh Wren rant) (Jul 20, 2018)
· Graces seen Friday afternoon at Chilao (Jul 20, 2018)
· Fulvous Whistling-Duck (and Marsh Wren rant) (Jul 20, 2018)
· Wilson's Phalarope action at L.A.River (Jul 20, 2018)
  1. Claremont Summer Tanager LINK
    DATE: TODAY @ 7:47am
    Sunday 7/22/2018 @ 0750 there is a calling Summer Tanager of unknown age and origin calling in dense sycamores and oaks in the southwestern corner of Oak Park Cemetery, Claremont. Sound recording obtained with cell phone and Rode telescopic microphone.
    
    Thomas Geza Miko
    
    653 S. Indian Hill Blvd.,#C
    
    Claremont, CA 91711
    
    cell one: 909.241.3300
    
    cell two: 213.471.6001
    
    home: 909.445.1456
    
    office: 213.351.7382
    
    office main 213.351.7897
    
    www.tgmiko.com 
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  3. Re: [LACoBirds] Fulvous Whistling-Duck (and Marsh Wren rant) LINK
    DATE: Jul 20, 2018 @ 8:00pm, 2 day(s) ago
    The wren calls I heard from bulrushes and adjacent weedy growth within the Prado Basin today came from a molting adult House Wren and its begging fledgling. Clearly birds roaming well away from appropriate nesting habitat, along with Yellow Warblers, Yellow-breasted Chats, etc. Marsh Wrens in the Basin typically quit singing by July and can be hard to detect thereafter.
    
    Jim Pike
    HB
    
    On Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 5:10 PM, Don Sterba donsterba@... [LACoBirds] < LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
    Fri 20 July
    
    A little past 6:30 AM the continuing FUWD flew out of the water ~30 yards E of the blue dumpster near the Jefferson-Lincoln intersection "elbow". A few minutes later it was ~100 yards farther south, visible from the Lincoln path. Roughly an hour later I saw it flying, and heard it calling, about halfway downthe Lincoln path. Later I looked extensively but could not refind it.
    https://ebird.org/view/checkli st/S47319003
    
    I'd like to know other places where birders are finding the FUWD since LA Co. West Vector Control uses small boats to spray liquid and blow pellets over marsh reeds in efforts to control mosquitos. On Wed. they were very close to the "blue dumpster" area.
    
    I've noticed many eBird checklists for BFM that include summer-month sightings of Marsh Wren that I suspect are mostly in error. In 15 years of birding BFM, I've recorded only one MAWR in June and only two (different years)in late July. They do not breed at BFM. Checklists with MAWR rarely include comments, so I can only assume most "sightings" are based solely upon call notes. Today I heard odd, wren-likecalls from reeds that turned out to be recently fledged & begging Common Yellowthroats. Other "odd" calls I often hear at BFM are:
    https://www.xeno-canto.org/302 258 Common Y'throat rattle
    https://www.xeno-canto.org/290 140 Song Sparrow chitter
    Please delete uncertain eBird entries.
    Thanks for listening!!
    
    Don Sterba
    Culver City
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  5. Graces seen Friday afternoon at Chilao LINK
    DATE: Jul 20, 2018 @ 7:36pm, 2 day(s) ago
    Tom Miko, Rick Fisher, Dessi and Beatrice Sieburth had the bird along main road near the middle picnic loop entry for about 20 min. Around 5:00. EBird reports coming shortly.
    
    Rick Fisher
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  7. Fulvous Whistling-Duck (and Marsh Wren rant) LINK
    DATE: Jul 20, 2018 @ 5:10pm, 2 day(s) ago
    Fri 20 July
    
    A little past 6:30 AM the continuing FUWD flew out of the water ~30 yards E of the blue dumpster near the Jefferson-Lincoln intersection "elbow". A few minutes later it was ~100 yards farther south, visible from the Lincoln path. Roughly an hour later I saw it flying, and heard it calling, about halfway downthe Lincoln path. Later I looked extensively but could not refind it.
    https://ebird.org/view/ checklist/S47319003
    
    I'd like to know other places where birders are finding the FUWD since LA Co. West Vector Control uses small boats to spray liquid and blow pellets over marsh reeds in efforts to control mosquitos. On Wed. they were very close to the "blue dumpster" area.
    
    I've noticed many eBird checklists for BFM that include summer-month sightings of Marsh Wren that I suspect are mostly in error. In 15 years of birding BFM, I've recorded only one MAWR in June and only two (different years)in late July. They do not breed at BFM. Checklists with MAWR rarely include comments, so I can only assume most "sightings" are based solely upon call notes. Today I heard odd, wren-likecalls from reeds that turned out to be recently fledged & begging Common Yellowthroats. Other "odd" calls I often hear at BFM are:
    https://www.xeno-canto.org/ 302258 Common Y'throat rattle
    https://www.xeno-canto.org/ 290140 Song Sparrow chitter
    Please delete uncertain eBird entries.
    Thanks for listening!!
    
    Don Sterba
    Culver City
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  9. Wilson's Phalarope action at L.A.River LINK
    DATE: Jul 20, 2018 @ 3:46pm, 2 day(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    Friday 20 July
    
    This morning there were at least four Wilson's Phalaropes at LAR north of Willow St, spending most of their time north of the pipe bridge. One of the birds was an early juvenile (see photos).
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/43536167281
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/28648549427
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/28648461897
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/42631181725
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/29664438238
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/28648407977
    
    Richard Barth
    
    West Hollywood
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  11. Los Angeles RBA- 20 July 2018 LINK
    DATE: Jul 20, 2018 @ 2:32pm, 2 day(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California * Los Angeles RBA *July 20, 2018 * CALA1807.20 -Birds mentioned FULVOUS WHISTLING-DUCK Pectoral Sandpiper Semipalmated Sandpiper California Condor Vermilion Flycatcher Yellow-headed Blackbird GRACE'S WARBLER Summer Tanager 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 atJonF60@... Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted -Transcript This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for July 20. The FULVOUS WHISTLING-DUCK at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh in Playa del Rey continued through July 19.
    It has generally been close to the intersection of Lincoln and Jefferson.
    A male YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was at the marsh on July 14. A PECTORAL SANDPIPER was on the LA River just below Burbank Blvd. in the Sepulveda Basin through July 17. The SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER along the LA River above the Willow Street crossing in Long Beach was present through July 14. Six CALIFORNIA CONDORS were along the old Ridge Route Road west of Castaic Lake on July 16. A male VERMILION FLYCATCHER was at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora through July 14.
    A female VERMILION FLYCATCHER was at the south end of the wildlife lake at the Sepulveda Basin on July 17.
    A GRACE'S WARBLER was found at Chilao Flat in the San Gabriel Mountains on July 15 and reported through July 19.
    Google Earth coordinates for the specific location are 34 19 40.88 N 118 00 31.00 W.
    The bird has been in tall pines along the road past the Visitor's Center and just beyond the picnic area loop "exit" where it intersects the main Chilao road again. A male SUMMER TANAGER at Charlton Flat in the San Gabriel Mountains continued through July 15.
    It was last seen near the restrooms along the main road (turn right about a hundred yards after the Charlton entrance off Highway 2). - end transcript Jon L Fisher Glendale, CA JonF60@... EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website athttp://www.laaudubon.org
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  13. RE: [LACoBirds] Fulvous Whistling Duck LINK
    DATE: Jul 18, 2018 @ 4:08pm, 4 day(s) ago
    For the three people who havent yet seen the Fulvous Whistling-Duck at Ballona Freshwater Marsh, note that Mark intended to say off of Jefferson rather than Culver. Parking is along the south (eastbound) side of Jefferson. If youre at Culver, youre a block too far north. The referenced correct blue trash bin is just a short ways west of Lincoln along Jefferson.
    
    Do not use halfway between Jefferson and Culver as a reference, since that would put you north of the freshwater marsh; the proper question is why WOULD that area have whistling-ducks, not why WOULDNt it have whistling-ducks
    
    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 [mailto: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Mark Singer mark_a_singer@... [LACoBirds]
    
    Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 3:48 PM
    
    To: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com
    
    Subject: [LACoBirds] Fulvous Whistling Duck
    
    The Fulvous Whistling Duck was seen at Ballona Wetlands around 12:30 PM today. The bird was seen in the eastern channel, along Lincoln Blvd about halfway between Jefferson and Culver. In past reports, it was noted that the bird was seen near a large blue trash bin. Please note that there are two large blue bins: one is near the open gate off of Culver near Lincoln; the other is also off of Culver but on the western side of the wetlands. It is the former bin that has been referenced.
    
    Mark Singer
    
    Huntington Beach
    
    
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  15. Fulvous Whistling Duck LINK
    DATE: Jul 18, 2018 @ 3:48pm, 4 day(s) ago
    The Fulvous Whistling Duck was seen at Ballona Wetlands around 12:30 PM today. The bird was seen in the eastern channel, along Lincoln Blvd about halfway between Jefferson and Culver. In past reports, it was noted that the bird was seen near a large blue trash bin. Please note that there are two large blue bins: one is near the open gate off of Culver near Lincoln; the other is also off of Culver but on the western side of the wetlands. It is the former bin that has been referenced.
    
    Mark Singer
    Huntington Beach 
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  17. RE: [LACoBirds] Grace's Warbler continues at Chilao LINK
    DATE: Jul 18, 2018 @ 8:28am, 4 day(s) ago
    The Grace's Warbler continues 7/19 at Chilao, in the same area as reported yesterday. Becky & Steve Turley
    
    Long Beach
    
    Judy Matsuoka
    
    Santa Clarita Sent from AOL Mobile Mail
    On Tuesday, July 17, 2018 Kimball Garrett kgarrett < kgarrett@... > wrote:
    
    Im passing along word from Jon Dunn, who saw the Chilao Graces Warbler mid-day today, 17 July. The bird was along the main road through Chilao, about 0.3 miles beyond the entrance to the Visitor Center parking lot. The spot is just a
    short ways beyond where the picnic area loop on the left rejoins the main road. Jon suggests you park there at the end of the picnic loop and continue walking a short ways farther along the main road, past an open gate, There are tall pines in this area (which
    the warbler frequented), which is just before an restroom building down on the left of the road. From Google Earth, I get the following coordinates: 34 19 40.88 N 118 00 31.00 W. In this area there is a sign on the main road by the gate that says Chilao
    Campgrounds mile, and another Forest Service sign down to the left that says Parked Vehicles Must Display Adventure Pass He says its an SY male, showing rectrix (etc.) molt. One would guess that such a bird in molt would be sticking around, but who knows. Just the messenger. KLG 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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  19. Grace's Warbler continues at Chilao LINK
    DATE: Jul 17, 2018 @ 3:00pm, 5 day(s) ago
    Im passing along word from Jon Dunn, who saw the Chilao Graces Warbler mid-day today, 17 July. The bird was along the main road through Chilao, about 0.3 miles beyond the entrance to the Visitor Center parking lot. The spot is just a
    short ways beyond where the picnic area loop on the left rejoins the main road. Jon suggests you park there at the end of the picnic loop and continue walking a short ways farther along the main road, past an open gate, There are tall pines in this area (which
    the warbler frequented), which is just before an restroom building down on the left of the road. From Google Earth, I get the following coordinates: 34 19 40.88 N 118 00 31.00 W. In this area there is a sign on the main road by the gate that says Chilao
    Campgrounds mile, and another Forest Service sign down to the left that says Parked Vehicles Must Display Adventure Pass He says its an SY male, showing rectrix (etc.) molt. One would guess that such a bird in molt would be sticking around, but who knows. Just the messenger. KLG 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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  21. California Condors - Castaic LINK
    DATE: Jul 16, 2018 @ 8:42pm, 6 day(s) ago
    Hi All,
    
    Thought this might be of interest to a few on here. About 1:00pm I ran into at least five California Condors on Ridge Route Road in Castaic today. I first spotted them east of the road just north of Northlake Hills Elementary School. They were distant in the valley below and would have required a scope for satisfying views. They headed north slowly getting closer to the road at about 35399 Ridge Rte Rd at which point four birds peeled off northwest while the fifth bird swung back towards where I first picked them up providing nice binocular views. I left it circling high over the road near a pull-off with a couple of trees on the east side of the road just north of the school.
    
    An interesting little cluster of sightings in the area include ones in May, June and July now.
    
    Luke Tiller, Altadena
    www.underclearskies.com
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  23. blue ridge LINK
    DATE: Jul 16, 2018 @ 3:06pm, 6 day(s) ago
    On the return from a quick trip to the Sierras yesterday, we stopped off along Blue Ridge Road of the San Gabes in the late afternoon. At about 5:30pm, an adult Swainson's Hawk flew overhead, quickly rising and soaring off to the east. This morning was birdy, with ample evidence of upslope avian movement, including a Cassin's Vireo and juvenile Black-headed Grosbeak in white firs at 8,400', and a Nuttall's Woodpecker at Blue Ridge campground. Also at the latter location was a juvenile female Hermit Warbler. (I'll send a couple photos to KLG).
    
    BTW, it seems almost treasonous to be away from radio and newspapers for the past four days, given recent political turmoil. I hope I didn't miss anything.
    
    Jim Pike
    HB 
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  25. Grace's Warbler report at Chilao LINK
    DATE: Jul 16, 2018 @ 11:10am, 6 day(s) ago
    I didnt see any mention of this on the list serve. Two observers reported a Graces Warbler at Chilao (between the visitors center and campground) yesterday morning. Photos (of the image on the camera back) appear to show that species,
    and an upload of better photos is promised. See the checklist at:
    https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47222918 Apparently it was with a Black-throated Gray Warbler (not BTNW = Black-throated Green Warbler as in the observers notes about the Graces). It was seen just past the first pull out heading towards the campground with a BTNW. I hope
    the observers can provide a bit more detail as to where this is; there is a loop road to picnic areas just past the visitors center Im not sure if this is the pullout mentioned. 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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  27. Ballona todayin LINK
    DATE: Jul 15, 2018 @ 6:36pm, 7 day(s) ago
    About 1 PM today Tommye Hite and I saw the Fulvous Whistling Duck at the Ballona Freshwater Pond. It was at its usual location near he blue trash dumpster close to the corner of Jefferson and Lincoln in Playa Del Rey. Steve Sosensky and his birding friend Bruce also were present. The Fulvous was studied on land very near a male Cinnamon Teal. Shortly afterwards it began swimming in the algae covered pond preening and dabbling. A male Ruddy Duck was swimming in concert with it. The birds were in excellent light for viewing and photography.
    
    Earlier in the morning on the monthly:LA Audubon walk, the group found a Long-billed Curlew in Del Rey Lagoon. On the beach at and near the south jetty were about 40 Willets, two Whimbrels, several Black-bellied Plovers (some in alternate plumage) and a Long-billed Dowitcher in full breeding plumage. On the south Jetty were 4 Black Turnstones, all in alternate plumage. An Osprey was in the area
    
    Birdingly,
    
    Irwin Woldman
    Studio City
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  29. Re: [LACoBirds] Anyone see the Fulvous today? LINK
    DATE: Jul 15, 2018 @ 8:08am, 7 day(s) ago
    No worries, I had a ton of responses late last night. I think everyone in the greater LA area saw the bird yesterday. I actually just got back from seeing it. Nice duck, very cooperative.
    
    Charles
    
    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
    
    On Sunday, July 15, 2018, 6:45 AM, Thomas Miko wrote: Charles,
    Your email did not show up until early this morning, Sunday. Many people saw the Fulvous yesterday. It would have been nice if some of those people have posted on to the LA County list.
    Tom
    
    Get Outlook for iOS
    
    From: 6334535560n behalf of
    
    Sent: Saturday, July 14, 2018 10:12 PM
    
    To: lacobirds@yahoogroups.com
    
    Subject: [LACoBirds] Anyone see the Fulvous today
    
    Dont see any reports of the duck today (7/14) either here or on eBird, so not sure its worth a trip up from the OC tomorrow morning. Please let me know if you saw the bird today, thanks!
    
    Charles Baker
    
    Tustin, CA
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