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  1. Re: [LACoBirds] Harris's sparrow at Hansen Dam on April 7 LINK
    DATE: Apr 12, 2018 @ 4:37pm, 6 month(s) ago
    The lake in question is past the large children's swimming pool/aquatic center. You have to drive to that pool, and keep on going to the end of that parking area. From Osborne Street, drive in on Dronefield, then turn left. These directions sound vague, but once you are there, you will figure it out. There is a little clump of reeds providing a wetlands microhabitat (a
    few square yards) that you should check for MacGillivray's Warbler, or anything with a riparian bent. In the winter, sometimes the wigeon flock abandons the "real" pond, and goes swimming in the public swimming pool. Tom Miko 909.241.3300 PS: Darn, I have an inspection to perform in that part of the county, tomorrow. PPS: Unbelievably good birds at MacArthur Park, today, but nothing for the county year listers: an adult Yellow-crowned Night Heron, and an adult Bonaparte's Gull that appeared to have an oiled abdomen, but was
    capable of flight. The wind was crazy. This is a bad neighborhood. Seriously.
    From: on behalf of lbenner@... [LACoBirds]
    Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2018 12:41:56 PM
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    Subject: [LACoBirds] Harris's sparrow at Hansen Dam on April 7
     Hi Everyone,
    We just found out that a Harris's sparrow was seen at Hansen Dam on Saturday morning, April 7, by visiting birder Stavros Christodoulides. He got outstanding photos that clearly establish the ID of the bird.
    The location appears to be at a "fishing lake" on the hill. This location is often used by people with model boats that race around at relativistic speeds.
    We don't know if the bird is still there, but we wanted to spread the word so people can look. Kimball reports that this is a new species for the Hansen Dam area.
    Acting as the messenger,
    Lance Benner
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