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Hi, We are trying to relocate a Longspur we just found in a dirt field on the west side of 50th E in the antelope valley, between Ave L and M. It was very pale, like the horned larks it was with, with a broad supercilium ("clay colored sparrow" face pattern), and a lot of pale on the breast without obvious streaking. We are leaning towards McCown's as opposed to Chestnut collared, but we hope we can refind it. The Golden Plover (now thought to be probably Pacific not American) is still at 50th and M. Mark Scheel Dessi Sieburth
Today October 20, 2018 there was an adult Prairie Falcon on the north side of Brackett Field in La Verne. It was observed about 10 am on a power pole eating prey.south of the intersection of Wheeler Ave. and Puddingstone Dr. Rod Higbie San Dimas
LA Co. Birders, I have also had a Plumbeous Vireo. At Neff Park in La Mirada. Because eBird didnt list as rarity for LA Co. I didnt bother to put on this list. Sorry, the dates were 9-29 & 10-11. Both sightings were on the west side of the park, last time in a tree near the group picnic area. Donna Bray Norwalk Sent from my iPhone On Oct 19, 2018, at 5:22 PM, busyday@... [LACoBirds] < LACoBirdsfirstname.lastname@example.org > wrote: Birders, Fri 19 Oct Late morning there was a Plumbeous Vireo at Ladera Park in Ladera Heights. It was foraging mostly just west of the basketball court. (Occasionally I saw what appeared to be some yellow or green tones to the plumage, but I believe this effect was due to reflection from leaves...a common problem when trying to ID Plumbeous from Cassin's. My photos show only gray and white in the plumage.) http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/31562581338 http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/31562575958 http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/43620620550 Richard Barth West Hollywood
Birders, Fri 19 Oct Late morning there was a Plumbeous Vireo at Ladera Park in Ladera Heights. It was foraging mostly just west of the basketball court. (Occasionally I saw what appeared to be some yellow or green tones to the plumage, but I believe this effect was due to reflection from leaves...a common problem when trying to ID Plumbeous from Cassin's. My photos show only gray and white in the plumage.) http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/31562581338 http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/31562575958 http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/43620620550 Richard Barth West Hollywood
- RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *October 19, 2018 * CALA1810.19 -Birds mentioned White-winged Scoter American Golden-Plover Mountain Plover RED-FOOTED BOOBY American Bittern Yellow-crowned Night-Heron GREATER PEWEE Vermilion Flycatcher Tropical Kingbird Pacific Wren Red-throated Pipit Clay-colored Sparrow Vesper Sparrow Large-billed Savannah Sparrow Grasshopper Sparrow White-throated Sparrow Dark-eyed Gray-headed Junco Bobolink Baltimore Oriole Northern Waterthrush Black-and-white Warbler Virginias Warbler Palm Warbler Rose-breasted Grosbeak Dickcissel 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 October 19. A WHITE-WINGED SCOTER was in the LA River channel adjacent to the Golden Shore Reserve in Long Beach on October 19. An AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER (October 13-17) and a RED-THROATED PIPIT (October 13-14) were in the east Antelope Valley last week. Both birds were in the field at the southwest corner of Ave. N and 50th Street East. A MOUNTAIN PLOVER was at Dockweiler State Beach on October 19 just north of the Snowy Plover enclosure. A RED-FOOTED BOOBY was at the Port of Los Angeles on October 15 between the Cabrillo Fishing Pier and the Angels Gate Lighthouse. An AMERICAN BITTERN was at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh on October 18. At least two YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS continued at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh through October 15. One was observed on the Marina del Rey breakwater on October 11. The GREATER PEWEE in Pacific Palisades continued to be reported through October 16. The bird is in Rustic Canyon and has been seen by Latimer Road and Brooktree Road. Two VERMILION FLYCATCHERS were at Santa Fe Dam on October 15. The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at Entradero Park in Torrance continued through October 19. Look for this bird in the area around the pond. A PACIFIC WREN was at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia on October 16 and 18. It was initially on the south side of Baldwin Lake west of the Queen Anne Cottage, but later was seen on the north side of the lake. Two RED-THROATED PIPITS were on San Clemente Island on October 15. CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS were at Hopkins Wilderness Park in Redondo Beach on October 11, at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena (by the sports field) from October 12-15, in Topanga on October 13, at Kenneth Hahn SRA in Baldwin Hills on October 13 and at Trump National Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes on October 14. A LARGE-BILLED SAVANNAH SPARROW was on the middle jetty at the Ballona Creek mouth on October 17. Park at the north end of Pacific and walk across the Ballona Creek bridge and then left to get to the jetty. A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale on October 14 near the dam outlet. A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was at a residence in Torrance on October 18. A BOBOLINK was along the LA River in the Sepulveda Basin on October 13 near the dam (south of Burbank Blvd.). Also present here was a PALM WARBLER from October 13-17. A NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was on San Clemente Island from October 13-15. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through October 10. A PALM WARBLER was there on October 12. Another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was around the park administration buildings at DeForest Park in Long Beach on October 14 and one was on San Clemente Island on October 13. Yet another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was a Malibu Lagoon on October 18. A VIRGINIAS WARBLER was at the UCLA Botanic Garden in Westwood on October 15. It was in the California Native and Desert sections. On October 16, a ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was above the upper bridge over the creek. A male BALTIMORE ORIOLE was seen briefly by the northwest entrance on October 19. A PALM WARBLER was at Peck Road Park in Arcadia (Peck Road, south of Live Oak) from October 13-14. It was at the northwest corner of the south lake. A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continued here through October 15. At the north end of the north lake, a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen from October 14-15. A DICKCISSEL was present in this same area from October 14-15. The DARK-EYED GRAY-HEADED JUNCO continued by the sports field Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena through October 15. A DICKCISSEL continued at Colorado Lagoon in Long Beach (along the fence between the lagoon and golf course) through October 16. A VESPER SPARROW was on the golf course on October 17. - 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
Hi There is a White Winged Scoter swimming with surf scoters to the left or west of Golden Shore Preserve. The white wing patch is obvious from 200 yards away. I don't have my camera with me because I'm working today. The scooter flock is essentially at the mouth of the LA River where it comes into the bay. Park at the parking lot for Golden Shore preserve, I look towards all of the red and white cranes on Terminal Island. You might also want to walk over to the west of the RV park and walk along the LA River and look for it that way. There is also a long-billed Curlew here in The Preserve, proper. Why Because I don't need it for a year bird, and because I don't have my camera with me. That's why. 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
Birders, Tues 16 Oct This morning at the L.A.River Jeff Boyd and I had two Dunlins---one between Wardlow Rd and the 405 Fwy, the other between the 405 and the Metro Blue Line (this bird possibly the individual that was north of the Metro Line last week). http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/31499055528 http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/45374575531 http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/30434464117 http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/44650219614 We saw a Loggerhead Shrike hunting east of the river north of Wardlow Rd on our way upriver, but were unable to locate it on our way back. http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/44650167664 Richard Barth West Hollywood
This morning around 10:00 Karen Hondrick and I found the Dickcissel at Colorado Lagoon in Long Beach. It was foraging with a mixed flock of birds in an oak tree at the the north east end of the trail that runs adjacent to the golf course. Access the trail either via 6th St. or cross over the lagoon on the bridge from the beach side. Eleanor Osgood Culver City From: "Thomas Miko thomas_miko@... [LACoBirds]" To: "LaCoBirds@..." ; mailto:La Co Birds Sent: Monday, October 15, 2018 10:19 PM Subject: [LACoBirds] continuing Dickcissel Arcadia TheDickcissel continued in Arcadia, today, at Peck Road Water Conservation Park, at the following specific location: https://goo.gl/maps/1XAyCL8D5N62 All of my photos of it areout-of-focus, as it was inside a bunch of sticks andbranches, but of you want to torture yourself with docu-shots, here you go: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49214397 I think Chris Dean got one that was in focus. It was super windy, but tomorrow (Tuesday 10/16/18) should be much beter. Tom Miko Claremont 3406'21.7"N 11800'38.7"W goo.gl Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps.
Hi all. While conducting a large whale entanglement training for a group from Sakhalin Island, Russia, in the outer harbor on Monday, I had a fly-by immature Red-footed Booby at 16:09. We were approximately 100 meters north of the breakwater, about halfway between the Cabrillo Beach fishing pier and the Angels' Gate lighthouse. The bird approached from the direction of the Main Channel and flew towards the ocean (north to south). It was all dark brown with a mostly dark bill and with a subtle blue coloration around the eye and some pinkish along the upper edge of the bill. I estimate it to be about a year old, and it does not appear to match the photos of any other RFBO in the area that I could find in a brief search of eBird. My photos are at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49220053 Last Thursday (Oct. 11), I had a juvenile Yellow-crowned Night Heron on the inside of the Marina del Rey breakwater. I wouldlike to take this opportunity to remind you that there are still a few spaces available on the eight-hour pelagictrip aboard the Magician out of 22nd Street Landing in San Pedro on Saturday, November 3. This is a super exciting time to get out on the water in Southern California (the chase is on to match the five-booby day from Ventura/Santa Barbara a week ago). We plan to travel around the Palos Verdes Peninsula to the mouth of the Redondo Canyon along the escarpment and then head back down to the oil rigs where a Sea and Sage pelagic trip had a Red-footed and a Masked/Nazca Booby a week ago. The trip leaves at 07:00. Cost is $130 per person with meals included. Take care, Bernardo -- Bernardo Alps Wildlife Biologist California Whales & Wildlife www.photocetus.com bernardo.alps@... 310.597.0449 P.O. Box 1667 San Pedro, CA 90733
TheDickcissel continued in Arcadia, today, at Peck Road Water Conservation Park, at the following specific location: https://goo.gl/maps/1XAyCL8D5N62 All of my photos of it areout-of-focus, as it was inside a bunch of sticks andbranches, but of you want to torture yourself with docu-shots, here you go: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49214397 I think Chris Dean got one that was in focus. It was super windy, but tomorrow (Tuesday 10/16/18) should be much beter. Tom Miko Claremont 3406'21.7"N 11800'38.7"W goo.gl Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps.
Hi All, Rivers and the riparian habitat they support are key to several important bird species locally in Southern California. 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the National Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. Steve Evans from California Wilderness Coalition (CalWild) will present a program exploring the acts legacy of protecting free-flowing rivers and streams throughout the state. Even in these politically troubled times, there is legislation pending in congress that will more than double the miles of protected rivers in the state. Come learn what you can do to be good stewards of rivers currently in the system and how to secure protection for new rivers and streams. Steve Evans, the Wild & Scenic Rivers Program Director for CalWild, has been involved in the protection of more than 480 miles of wild and scenic rivers in the last 30 years. Luke Tiller, Programs Chair PAS California's Wild and Scenic Rivers - Steve Evans Wednesday, October 17, 2018 7:30 pm-9:00 pm (social time from 7:00pm) @ Eaton Canyon Nature Center 1750 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena
Sunday 10/14/2018 Hi Dessi and Beatrix pulled up right behind my car at 7:05 a.m. and promptly started showing me all of the birds. First he showed me a greater white-fronted goose, then he showed me the American Golden Plover, then he showed me the red throated pipit. We are in Palmdale at the intersection of Avenue N and 50th Street East. The goose and the plumber were seen from 50th Street East, and the pivot flock is best viewed from Avenue N Tom Miko Dessi Sieburth Beatrix Schwarz 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 From: LACoBirds@... on behalf of Mark Scheel Sent: Saturday, October 13, 2018 7:45:16 PM To: mailto:La Co Birds; lacobirds@... Subject: [LACoBirds] Red throated pipit, 50th E and N, AV. Hi, We have a red-throated pipit at the SW corner of Ave N and 50th St E, in the antelope valley. It is with 100 American pipits on the sod. It is distant, but scope views show pale streaks on the back, and more dark streaking underneath than the American pipits. There's also a pectoral sandpiper hiding in a taller grass patch and sometimes sticking it's head up. Mark and Janet Scheel Pasadena CA _._,_._,_ Groups.io Links: You receive all messages sent to this group. View/Reply Online (#60) | Reply To Sender | Reply To Group | Mute This Topic | New Topic Your Subscription | Contact Group Owner | Unsubscribe [thomas_miko@...] _._,_._,_
Hi, We have a red-throated pipit at the SW corner of Ave N and 50th St E, in the antelope valley. It is with 100 American pipits on the sod. It is distant, but scope views show pale streaks on the back, and more dark streaking underneath than the American pipits. There's also a pectoral sandpiper hiding in a taller grass patch and sometimes sticking it's head up. Mark and Janet Scheel Pasadena CA
- RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *October 12, 2018 * CALA1810.12 -Birds mentioned Eurasian Green-winged Teal Common Ground-Dove White-winged Dove Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Ladder-backed Woodpecker GREATER PEWEE Tropical Kingbird Gray Catbird Red-throated Pipit Lapland Longspur Clay-colored Sparrow Black-chinned Sparrow Lark Bunting Grasshopper Sparrow Ovenbird Northern Waterthrush Black-and-white Warbler Prothonotary Warbler Tennessee Warbler Virginias Warbler Black-throated Blue Warbler Palm Warbler Rose-breasted Grosbeak Indigo Bunting Dickcissel 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 October 12. The "EURASIAN" GREEN-WINGED TEAL has apparently returned for another winter along the LA River in Glendale, adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area at the corner of Victory and Riverside. A COMMON GROUND-DOVE was at the Piute Ponds from October 9-10 on the east side of Duckbill Lake. A letter of permission is required for entry. A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was at Legacy Park in Malibu on October 6. Three YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS (two juveniles and one sub-adult )were present at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh on October 10. One to two had been reported throughout this past week. A noteworthy find- and the first well documented coastal slope record for LA County- was a LADDER-BACKED WOODPECKER found in Big Tujunga Wash on October 6. The GREATER PEWEE that spent last winter in Pacific Palisades had returned as of October 5. The bird is in Rustic Canyon and has been seen by Latimer Road and Brooktree Road. A TROPICAL KINGBIRD was at Entradero Park in Torrance from October 5-10, when it was joined by a second bird on the latter date. Look for them in the area around the pond. Another TROPICAL KINGBIRD was along the LA River in Long Beach (north of the Willow Street crossing) on October 6. A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was in Griffith Park from October 7-9. Directions are as follows (note this is a steep trail). Park at Mineral Wells and head Northwest through the grassy picnic area. Go up the short concrete drainage ramp and take the trail towards Rattlesnake Springs. After 200 yards, take a left up the very, very steep paved road past the sign that says Toyon Landfill. This is where the bird has been seen. A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was on the west side of Apollo Park in Lancaster on October 4. Others were at Colorado Lagoon in Long Beach (along the fence by the golf course) on October 6, at Hansen Dam near Lake View Terrace (by the north fence of the upper athletic field) on October 5, continuing at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through October 5 and at Rosedale Angelus Cemetery in Los Angeles on October 7. A BLACK-CHINNED SPARROW was at Madrona Marsh in Torrance from October 9-10. A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale from October 5-6, in the weedy area west of the westernmost parking area. An OVENBIRD was on Westchester Bluff (visible from the Loyola Marymount University campus) on October 7. Directions are as follows. Go to the parking lot in the northeast corner of campus. Walk to the left around the opaque fence to where you can see through the fence (just east of the small building called the "Bird's Nest"). The bird was visible from this spot. The NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH continued in Big Tujunga Wash through October 6, in the bushes along the north edge of Haines Creek Channel east of the pool of standing water. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was a Creek Park in La Mirada (in the upper portion below the uppermost bridge) on October 5. Another one continued at Madrona Marsh through October 5. A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was at Ladera Park in Ladera Heights on October 7. It was by the Squirrel Nest and Shady Palm picnic areas. A PALM WARBLER was at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena on October 8 in the Annex area in the far northwest part of the basin. A DARK-EYED GRAY-HEADED JUNCO was by the sports field on October 10. The male INDIGO BUNTING at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia continued through October 5 at the tule pond west of the main lake. A DICKCISSEL was at Colorado Lagoon in Long Beach (at the edge of the golf course) from October 9-10. A GRAY CATBIRD was on San Clemente Island on October 4, a VIRGINIA'S WARBLER was present there from October 4-8, a LARK BUNTING was found on October 4, a TENNESSEE WARBLER was there from October 6-8. A RED-THROATED PIPIT was found on October 7 and a BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER was there the same day. A ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was recorded on October 8. - 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
Hi Has anybody looked for and seen/not seen the White winged Dove at Legacy Park, Malibu Tom PS: a bunch of us looked for, and did not find the Dickcissel at Colorado Lagoon, Long Beach, today Thursday 10/11/28. 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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