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· Re: Greater Pewee update (chaseable?) (TODAY)
· Greater Pewee update (chaseable?) (TODAY)
· Tropical Kingbird in Harbor Park oct15, 2017 (Oct 15, 2017)
· Picture of Red-necked Grebe in Harbor Park (Oct 15, 2017)
· Red-necked Grebe in Harbor Park (Oct 15, 2017)
  1. Re: Greater Pewee update (chaseable?) LINK
    DATE: TODAY @ 9:34pm
    1. I arrived at the hot spot in the Hills above Malibu this afternoon 4:30 p.m. I was amazed at how quickly I got to the Brooktree Road location. The number of cars that drove at high speed up and down that small suburban side street was astounding. There are
    others of you out there, like me, who have absolutely incredible hearing. If I was a superhero, my name would be Ear Man (my hearing is so good that when I'm in a crowded restaurant I can hear the couple having an argument two tables away from me, the cooks
    clinking the pots and pans in the kitchen, and the Cassin's Kingbird down the street. I get overwhelmed by all of the auditory data coming at me and people talking with me get the opposite impression: that I am hard of hearing because I can't understand what
    they are saying.). The constant noise of German sport cars with after market mufflers (Das ist so kitschig!) driving up and down the street drowned out my ability to hear birds off in the distance.
    Oh, and there are no sidewalks.
    2. A dark, streaky female Merlin spent 30 minutes arguing with a crow. They flew back and forth overhead, putting on quite a show.
    3. I am trying to figure out where this confluence of the two channels (concrete creeks) where Brian Daniels had the bird. I couldn't figure it out by looking at The Google, or by walking and driving around.
    4. While standing around on Brooktree, multiple people stopped and asked me if I was "looking for the bird." One lady came out of her house, and said that at sunrise today two guys were looking for the bird. One guy had a camera, and the other guy walked up
    to him and played a sound quietly, on his cell phone, while both of them stood close, and listened. She gave me the impression that the birder with the cell phone recorded the Pewee.
    5. There is a lot of habitat in that whole neighborhood where this bird could be doing the same thing that the Greater Pewee above the 101 freeway did when it spent the winter: It would only actually fly through that park for about a minute in between its actual
    locations where it was spending the rest of the day.
    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
    From: bren.galvin@... [LACoBirds]
    Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 4:26:15 PM
    To: thomas_miko@...
    Subject: Re: Greater Pewee update (chaseable)
    Yesterday October 16, Samuel Bressler and I chased the Greater Pewee and were able to successfully locate it while on public roads. We were able to view it from Brooktree road south of sunset as advised by Brian Daniels on Saturday.
    The details of the exact spot and gps as well as photos and sound recordings are on our ebird checklist attached below. There is a decent chance this bird will winter given the history of greater pewees in Southern California also of note one stayed through
    December in this exact location in 1974.
    Good birding,
    Brendan Galvin
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  3. Greater Pewee update (chaseable?) LINK
    DATE: TODAY @ 3:23pm
    Hi Has anybody searched for the Greater Pewee since it was seen Saturday Is it a goner, or staying for the winter I can chase it this afternoon (and take over 2 hours to get home), or get home in time and watch game 3 of the Dodgers vs. the Cubs. Decisions, decisions... Tom Miko 
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  5. Tropical Kingbird in Harbor Park oct15, 2017 LINK
    DATE: Oct 15, 2017 @ 12:37pm, 2 day(s) ago
    Hi All,
     Before the Red-necked Grebe crushed the competition I was already happy to have re-found the Tropical Kingbird reported by David Bell and Gregg Gentry. I got an identifiable digiscope.
    Tropical kingbird
    Tropical kingbird Explore eegriffin2's photos on Flickr. eegriffin2 has uploaded 150 photos to Flickr.
    Very noticeable notched tail. Gray head with dark eyeliner. Bill appears larger than on Cassin's. Greenish back.I was standing at 33°475 N118°1751 W and looking NNEinto a large tree with Bear branches at the top. There were 3 Cassin's in the tree at the same time so you have to look carefully. The forked tail and the light gray head are obvious even without optics.
    Ed Griffin
    Rancho Palos Verdes
    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
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  7. Picture of Red-necked Grebe in Harbor Park LINK
    DATE: Oct 15, 2017 @ 11:21am, 2 day(s) ago
    Hi All,
     This is about the best picture I got so far. The bill looks somewhat foreshortened in this picture. Hope it helps.
    RNGR Explore eegriffin2's photos on Flickr. eegriffin2 has uploaded 149 photos to Flickr.
    Ed Griffin
    Rancho Palos Verdes
    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
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  9. Red-necked Grebe in Harbor Park LINK
    DATE: Oct 15, 2017 @ 10:54am, 2 day(s) ago
    Hi all,
       I have been watching a rednecked grebe actively swimming diving and feeding in the northern half of Lake Machado for about 30 minutes.  I have seen it from each of the three fishing platforms in the northern half of the lake. I am currently standing at 33°4717 N  118°1742 W still trying to get a decent picture. 
    Ed GriffinRancho Palos VerdesCalifornia 
    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
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  11. Lark Bunting and Lucy Warbler update 15 Oct 2027 LINK
    DATE: Oct 15, 2017 @ 10:53am, 2 day(s) ago
    Lucy's Warbler and Lark Bunting continue Sunday 0ct 15 along Agua Amarga Cyn Trail along Paseo Del Mar in PV.
    Lark Bunting near upper end of ravine, Lucy worked downstream quite a way.
    Tom Wurster and Liga Auzins Wurster
    Garden Grove
    Sent from my iPhone
    Sent from my iPhone
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  13. Heartwell Park, Long Beach vireos LINK
    DATE: Oct 14, 2017 @ 5:22pm, 3 day(s) ago
    Hi Birders
    At 4:40pm, Nick and I came across two PLUMBEOUS VIREOS calling and giving chase to each other. This was the northwest corner of Carson and Woodruff of Heartwell Park in Long Beach. They were in the trees in the parking lot next to the ongoing youth soccer games.
    Mary Freeman
    Glendale CA
    Sent from my iPhone
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  15. Lucy’s Warbler still Present at Agua Amarga LINK
    DATE: Oct 14, 2017 @ 11:32am, 3 day(s) ago
    Good morning,
    Tommie Hite just reported that the Lucy’s Warbler is located across from 2700 Paseo Del Mar.
    Happy Birding!
    Tracy Drake
    City of Torrance
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  17. Ovenbird seen at Madrona Marsh LINK
    DATE: Oct 14, 2017 @ 9:52am, 3 day(s) ago
    Good Morning!
    Ovenbird is seen in the meadow area. Seen feeding on the ground by itself.
    Black and white warbler was seen as well.
    Lat: 33.8262 Lon: -118.3437 (ovenbird )
    Happy birding.
    Dinuk Magammana
    Torrance CA.
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  19. Re: [LACoBirds] Lucy's warbler at agua a large canyon of pvp LINK
    DATE: Oct 14, 2017 @ 8:11am, 3 day(s) ago
    Damn autocorrection. I meant agua amarga canyon.
    Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
    On Sat, Oct 14, 2017 at 8:02, Jun W junco_robin@... [LACoBirds]
     Mixed with bushtits in the canyon near lark bunting location.
    Jun & Bin
    RB 7:57am. 10/14
    Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
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  21. Lucy's warbler location LINK
    DATE: Oct 14, 2017 @ 8:18am, 3 day(s) ago
    Damn auto correction. I meant agua amarga canyon.
    Jun & Bin
    RB 815am 10/14
    Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
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  23. Lucy's warbler at agua a large canyon of pvp LINK
    DATE: Oct 14, 2017 @ 7:58am, 4 day(s) ago
    Mixed with bushtits in the canyon near lark bunting location.
    Jun & Bin
    RB 7:57am. 10/14
    Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
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  25. Red shoulder hawk LINK
    DATE: Oct 13, 2017 @ 8:46pm, 4 day(s) ago
    Seen at 10 and Crenshaw exit. Driving while texting bad.
    Loretta Selinger
    West Los Angeles
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  27. Dunlins - LAR Cudahy (Clara St area) LINK
    DATE: Oct 13, 2017 @ 5:29pm, 4 day(s) ago
    Fri 13 Oct
    This morning at the L.A.River there were three Dunlins in the Cudahy in a peep flock north of Clara St and two more in separate flocks well south of Clara. The birds are best seen from the semi-abandoned walking/bike path on the east side of the river. Poor photos due to hazy overcast conditions early this morning:
    Late morning at Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook, a Greater White-fronted Goose (continuing per eBird) was with one of the Canada flocks. Also present is the resident Snow Goose, now in it's tenth year at the park.
    Richard Barth
    West Hollywood
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  29. Los Angeles RBA- 13 October 2017 LINK
    DATE: Oct 13, 2017 @ 2:19pm, 4 day(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    *October 13, 2017
    * CALA1710.13
    -Birds mentioned
    White-winged Dove
    Ridgway’s Rail
    Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel
    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
    “Harlan’s” Red-tailed Hawk
    Short-eared Owl
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    Gray Vireo
    Lapland Longspur
    Chestnut-collared Longspur
    Green-tailed Towhee
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    Lark Bunting
    Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco
    Black-and-white Warbler
    Tennessee Warbler
    Chestnut-sided Warbler
    Palm Warbler
    Painted Redstart
    Summer Tanager
    Rose-breasted Grosbeak
    Indigo Bunting
    California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form):
    Enter your bird sightings on eBird:
    Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
    E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for October 13.
    A RIDGWAY’S RAIL continued at Legacy Park in Malibu through October 10. A WHITE-WINGED DOVE continued there through October 10.
    A FORK-TAILED STROM-PETREL was by the Palos Verdes Escarpment on October 7.
    The YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continued near the “elbow” of the Ballona Freshwater Marsh near Playa Vista through October 7. A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was present here through October 7.
    A HARLAN’S RED-TAILED HAWK was in the east Antelope Valley on October 8. It was in the row of trees by 117 th Street East and Ave. I.
    A SHORT-EARED OWL was in the west Antelope Valley on October 8.
    An juvenile YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was seen briefly at Maywood Riverfront Park on October 11. It was east of the playground on the west side of the LA River south of Slauson.
    A NORTHERN “YELLOW-SHAFTED” FLICKER was in Area 2 of El Dorado Park in Long Beach on October 8. A TROPICAL KINGBIRD was in Area 3 on the east side of the lake on October 8. An immature male VERMILION FLYCATCHER
    continued through October 10 in Area 2 between the southbound exit road and the power lines. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER also continues at the park.
    A CHESTNUT-COLLORED LONGSPUR continued through October 6 at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale near parking lot 5.
    A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was at White Point Nature Preserve in San Pedro on October 9.
    Up to three CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS were at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia this past week with at least one remaining through October 12. A BOBOLINK also continued here through October 9. A PALM WARBLER
    was here from October 8-12 and an INDIGO BUNTING was reported on October 8. All these birds have been in the same area. From the parking lot go west through the lawn and picnic area and then to your left and down the slope to the weedy flat area (adjacent
    to the north shore of the south lake).
    A LARK BUNTING continued at Agua Amarga Canyon on the Palos Verdes Peninsula through October 11. It was last reported by the south rim of the canyon.
    A DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO was at Apollo Park near Lancaster on October 10.
    An OVENBIRD continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through October 12 around the east-west trail. Two OVENBIRDS were present together there on October 10. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER also continues.
    A TENNESSEE WARBLER was at Malibu Lake on October 6.
    Another TENNESEEE WARBLER was at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach on October 10 inside the fence at the bottom of the hill.
    A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was in tamarisks in the northeast part of Pearblossom Park in the Antelope Valley on October 5.
    A PALM WARBLER was at Legacy Park in Malibu on October 11 on the north side of the pond area.
    A PAINTED REDSTART was found at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook on October 10 and seen at adjacent Culver City Park on October 12. It was up the hill from the handicapped parking across from the Little League
    A female type SUMMER TANAGER was at Malaga Dunes on the Palos Verdes Peninsula on October 10.
    A ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was in San Pedro on October 10.
    An INDIGO BUNTING was at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on October 7 by the stream crossing in the northeast part of the park.
    San Clemente Island produced a GRAY VIREO on October 7, a CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPUR on October 5, a LAPLAND LONGSPUR from October 8-11, a LARK BUNTING from October 5-6 and a DICKCISSEL on October 8. More remarkable
    was a DUSKY WARBLER found on October 11.
    - end transcript
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
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