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· Parula and American Redstart Bonelli (TODAY)
· Los Angeles RBA- 15 December 2017 (Dec 15, 2017)
· continuing White-throated Sparrow @ Griffith Park Mineral Wells (Dec 14, 2017)
· Re: Rusty Blackbird at Almansor Park (Dec 14, 2017)
· Probable Tundra Swan (Dec 14, 2017)
  1. Parula and American Redstart Bonelli LINK
    DATE: TODAY @ 10:32am
    All,  
    
    I had a female Northern Parula and female type American Redstart at Bonelli Park in San Dimas. Both birds were along the jungle trail just north of the RV Park. Here is the exact location. 
    
    First wide turn into the inflow channel. Both birds are vocal. 
    
    Michael J. San MiguelLa Verne, CaSent from Yahoo Mail for iPhoneso cut me some slack. 
    
    
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  3. Los Angeles RBA- 15 December 2017 LINK
    DATE: Dec 15, 2017 @ 9:51am, 1 day(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    *December 15, 2017
    * CALA1712.15
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Tundra Swan
    “Eurasian” Green-winged Teal
    Black Scoter
    Red-throated Loon
    Ancient Murrelet
    Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Glaucous Gull
    Bald Eagle
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    Hammond’s Flycatcher
    Pacific-slope Flycatcher
    Eastern Phoebe
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    Ash-throated Flycatcher
    Pacific Wren
    Green-tailed Towhee
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    Lark Bunting
    “Large-billed” Savannah Sparrow
    “Red” Fox Sparrow
    White-throated Sparrow
    Hooded Oriole
    RUSTY BLACKBIRD
    Black-and-white Warbler
    Nashville Warbler
    Painted Redstart
    Summer Tanager
    Black-headed Grosbeak
    
    
    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 December 15.
    
    A TUNDRA SWAN was at the Piute Ponds (Ducks Unlimited Pond) on Edwards AFB on December 14. Remember that a letter of permission is required for entry.
    
    The “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL remained along the LA River adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale through December 2.
    
    Single BLACK SCOTERS were off both Dockwelier State Beach (south of Imperial Highway) and El Segundo Beach (by lifeguard station 61) on December 7.
    
    A RED-THROATED LOON continued at Castaic Lagoon through December 2.
    
    An ANCIENT MURRELET continued to be seen in the main channel of the Cabrillo Marina through December 3.
    
    A GLAUCOUS GULL continued at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera through December 9. It has been in the north settling basin. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was present here through December
    4 and a “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL was reported through December 12. The basins are just west of the San Gabriel River and south of Whittier Blvd.
    
    An adult BALD EAGLE was seen flying over Sycamore Canyon in Whittier on December 9.
    
    A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was west of restroom 8 at Legg Lake in South El Monte from December 9-12.
    
    A HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER was at Valley Plaza Park in North Hollywood (northeast corner of the park) on December 9.
    
    A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER was at Bonelli Park in San Dimas on December 9 by the concrete inflow at the northeast corner of the reservoir.
    
    Another PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER was at the South Coast Botanic Gardens on December 10.
    
    A DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER was at Ladera Park in Ladera Heights from December 1-13. It has been on the east side of the Hillside Picnic Area east of the center of the park.
    
    Another DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER was at Creek Park in La Mirada from December 6-8 (and almost certainly will winter there again). It was seen north of Imperial Highway.
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas was present through December 4 by the stream entering the reservoir on the north side.
    
    VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continued at Colorado Lagoon in Long Beach through December 8 (a female along the golf course fence) and at Hollydale Park in South Gate through December 12 (2 birds).
    
    A PACIFIC WREN was above Altadena along the Fern Truck Trail by the El Prieto stream crossing on December 2.
    
    Two more PACIFIC WRENS were in Big Santa Anita Canyon above Arcadia on December 3. They were seen by Cabin 40 and also above Sturdevant Falls.
    
    A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia on December 5. It was at the west end of the Madagascar Garden. Another was in Altadena on December 14.
    
    The LARK BUNTING at Agua Amarga Park was last reported on December 1.
    
    A “LARGE-BILLED” SAVANNAH SPARROW was at Cabrillo Beach along the walkway to the pier on December 12.
    
    A “RED” FOX SPARROW continued at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena through December 3 by the Altadena Drain pond.
    
    WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were at Griffith Park from December 3-9 (in the picnic area downslope from the Old Zoo area) and at the Mineral Wells Picnic Area, at Montrose Community Park through December 11 and at the
    lower meadow at the South Coast Botanic Gardens on the Palos Verdes Peninsula from December 4-11.
    
    A HOODED ORIOLE (apparently injured but able to fly) was at Lincoln Park in Lincoln Heights on December 10.
    
    A RUSTY BLACKBIRD was found by the lower pond at Almansor Park in Alhambra on December 10 and seen through December 14.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER returned to El Segundo Library Park in El Segundo as of December 1. It was found in the southeast pat of the park.
    
    Another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at El Dorado Park in Long Beach through December 2.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued through December 14 in the willows in the meadow area at Madrona Marsh in Torrance. An EASTERN PHOEBE remained through December 12 under the large cottonwoods on reserve’s south
    side (east of the “Chevron corner”) and an ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER continued through December 13. Also continuing was a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW on the north side by the Maple Street gate through December 5.
    
    A NASHVILLE WARBLER was on the north side of the Rose Garden at the LA County Museum of Natural History on December 1.
     The PAINTED REDSTART at Culver City Park continued through December 2. It was last seen on the hill between Botts Field and the Culver Little
    League Field.
    
    A SUMMER TANAGER continued behind unit 5349 at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles through December 9.
    
    A BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK in Sierra Madre continued through December 14.
    
    
    - 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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  5. continuing White-throated Sparrow @ Griffith Park Mineral Wells LINK
    DATE: Dec 14, 2017 @ 4:12pm, 2 day(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    Thurs 14 Dec
    
    Late morning a White-throated Sparrow, originally found by Brad Rumble on 30 Nov, was still present at the Mineral Wells Picnic Area in Griffith Park. It was with White-crowneds and Golden-crowneds in the vicinity of the restroom building.
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/24198306517
    
    Another note: Earlier this morning the Hammond's Flycatcher continued at Valley Plaza Park in N. Hollywood, again in the oak grove near the northeast corner of the park.
    
    Richard Barth
    
    West Hollywood
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  7. Re: Rusty Blackbird at Almansor Park LINK
    DATE: Dec 14, 2017 @ 2:54pm, 2 day(s) ago
    Curtis Marantz just called to let me know that the Rusty Blackbird continues near the pond at Almansor Park. If you are not familiar with Almansor Park, you can point your smartphone map to 800 S Almansor St, Alhambra, CA 91801 The bird is located roughly here: 34.088340, -118.114516
    
     Date: Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 11:23 AM
    Subject: Rusty Blackbird at Almansor Park
    
    Rusty Blackbird at Almansor Park with Brewers by the pond. It’s a brightly marked, pretty obvious female-type bird.
    
    David A Bell
    La Cañada CA
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  9. Probable Tundra Swan LINK
    DATE: Dec 14, 2017 @ 11:14am, 2 day(s) ago
    Hi,
    
    There is a probable Tundra Swan at Piute Ponds, Ducks Unlimited Pond. Please note Piute Ponds has restricted access.
    
    Chris Dean & John Birsner
    
    Silver Lake & Quartz Hill
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  11. photos for Ladera DCFL LINK
    DATE: Dec 13, 2017 @ 4:56pm, 3 day(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    Wed 13 Dec
    
    Somehow I wrote in the wrong Flickr addresses for the photos associated with my last post ("Dusky-capped still at Ladera Park").
    
    Here are the correct Flickr photo addresses:
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/38326060834
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/24176577197
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/38156317345
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/38156298645
    
    Richard Barth
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  13. Dusky-capped still at Ladera Park LINK
    DATE: Dec 13, 2017 @ 4:42pm, 3 day(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    Wed 13 Dec
    
    Today at approx 1135 the Dusky-capped Flycatcher was along the east edge of the signed Hillside Picnic Area (in the lower center of the park), then gradually worked it's way toward the hilltop picnic shelter on the upper northeast side. Another birder joined me and we chased it around in several trees south of the shelter.
    
    http://www.flickr.com/flickr/photos/rbarth/38326060834
    
    http://www.flickr.com/flickr/photos/rbarth/24176577197
    
    http://www.flickr.com/flickr/photos/rbarth/38156317345
    
    http://www.flickr.com/flickr/photos/rbarth/38156298645
    
    Richard Barth
    
    West Hollywood
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  15. Re: [LACoBirds] Rusty Blackbird at Almansor Park LINK
    DATE: Dec 13, 2017 @ 2:46pm, 3 day(s) ago
    The Rusty Blackbird continues at Almansor Park in small blackbird flocks by the ponds.  A Cackling Goose was also in the lower pond with the coots and widgeons.
    
    Norm Vargas
    San Gabriel
    
    On Sun, Dec 10, 2017 at 1:47 PM, Tom Benson Thomasabenson@... [LACoBirds] < LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
      The Rusty Blackbird is still present and generally cooperative at Almansor Park, though it moves around a little and occasionally buries itself in the Henry Medina memorial tree.
    
    Tom Benson 
    San Bernardino, CA
    
    -------- Original message --------
    From: "'David Bell (h)' d@... [LACoBirds]" < LACoBirds-noreply@ yahoogroups.com >
    Date: 12/10/17 11:23 AM (GMT-08:00)
    To: LACoBirding < lacobirds@yahoogroups.com >
    Subject: [LACoBirds] Rusty Blackbird at Almansor Park
    
    Rusty Blackbird at Almansor Park with Brewers by the pond. It’s a brightly marked, pretty obvious female-type bird. 
    
    David A Bell
    La Cañada CA
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  17. Eurasian Green-winged Teal at San Gabriel Spreading Grounds LINK
    DATE: Dec 12, 2017 @ 9:56am, 4 day(s) ago
    The duck is currently sitting on the south end of the second island from the north, south lake, surrounded by Ring-necked Ducks, American GWTE and Northern Pintails.
    
    Beautiful morning!
    
    Edana Salisbury
    
    Buena Park
    
    Sent from my iPhone and possibly autocorrected incorrectly ....
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  19. RE: [LACoBirds] Rock Pigeon metal bands on both legs LINK
    DATE: Dec 11, 2017 @ 11:28am, 5 day(s) ago
    Chuck,
    
    Pigeon bands can be reported directly to the racing pigeon organizations. Use this web site:
    
    https://www.pigeon.org/lostbirdinfo.htm
    
    The letters NPA on your bird indicate it belonged to a member of the "National Pigeon Association":
    
    http://www.npausa.com/
    
    However, I don't see anything on that web site about reporting bands.
    
    The "17" on the band likely refers to the year the bird was banded (so it was newly banded, unless it was 100 years old).
    
    In my experience, racing pigeon owners are often curious about sightings of their birds, but rarely make much of an effort to recapture them (the ones that get lost or fail to return get are of little subsequent use to them!).
    
    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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  21. Rock Pigeon metal bands on both legs LINK
    DATE: Dec 11, 2017 @ 10:58am, 5 day(s) ago
    Birders:
    
    Anyone know anything about, or whom to contact, concerning a Rock
    
    Pigeon with one metal band on each leg
    
    Each band has alphanumeric coding. I can see what looks like: right
    
    leg "NPA 17 7 AJ" (the 17 is oriented at 90 degree angle to the
    
    rest); left leg "LA.CA" and "*IS LOS" above "*INNER*".
    
    [* denotes probable characters but illegible.]
    
    The bird is gray head, rufous on neck & breast, otherwise gray-white.
    
    Sighted at del Rey Lagoon in Playa del Rey on Sat. Dec 11.
    
    My guess it's someone's personal bird, now free.
    
    Chuck Almdale
    
    North Hills, Ca.
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  23. Lancaster CBC plea for help, Saturday Dec 16 LINK
    DATE: Dec 10, 2017 @ 3:42pm, 6 day(s) ago
    Hi Birders
    
    We need participants in this year’s Lancaster CBC. It’s a great place to know and study the Antelope Valley avian biology. We are short of help this year and please contact us if you can help us and we’ll set you up on a team. It’s this upcoming Saturday, December 16, 2017.
    
    Thanks in advance!
    
    Nick & Mary Freeman
    
    Lancaster CBC Co-compilers
    
    mnfreeman@...
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  25. Re: [LACoBirds] Rusty Blackbird at Almansor Park LINK
    DATE: Dec 10, 2017 @ 1:47pm, 6 day(s) ago
    The Rusty Blackbird is still present and generally cooperative at Almansor Park, though it moves around a little and occasionally buries itself in the Henry Medina memorial tree.
    
    Tom Benson
    San Bernardino, CA
    
    -------- Original message --------
    From: "'David Bell (h)' d@... [LACoBirds]"
    Date: 12/10/17 11:23 AM (GMT-08:00)
    To: LACoBirding
    Subject: [LACoBirds] Rusty Blackbird at Almansor Park
    
    Rusty Blackbird at Almansor Park with Brewers by the pond. It’s a brightly marked, pretty obvious female-type bird.
    
    David A Bell
    La Cañada CA
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  27. Rusty Blackbird at Almansor Park LINK
    DATE: Dec 10, 2017 @ 11:23am, 6 day(s) ago
    Rusty Blackbird at Almansor Park with Brewers by the pond. It’s a brightly marked, pretty obvious female-type bird.
    
    David A Bell
    La Cañada CA
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  29. Hammond's at Valley Plaza Park (probable returning bird) LINK
    DATE: Dec 9, 2017 @ 5:08pm, 7 day(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    Sat 9 Dec
    
    This morning there was a Hammond's Flycatcher at Valley Plaza Park in N. Hollywood, working one of the spots frequented by a HAFL last winter. Approx 0950-1030 the bird foraged from the low branches of the oak trees in the northeast corner of the park (well north of Vanowen St). It stayed mostly in the deep shade of the oak grove, so some of my shots are not very helpful.
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/38946684161
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/25074833108
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/38059886865
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/38230087924
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/38059839055
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/38230025944
    
    Richard Barth
    
    West Hollywood
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