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  1. Los Angeles RBA- 13 April 2018 LINK
    DATE: Apr 13, 2018 @ 2:09pm, 6 month(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *April 13, 2018 * CALA1804.13
     -Birds mentioned
    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Ridgway’s Rail “Prairie” Merlin Tropical Kingbird Purple Martin Lark Bunting Harris’s Sparrow White-throated Sparrow Ovenbird Black-and-white Warbler American Redstart Palm Warbler GRACE’S WARBLER
     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 atJonF60@... Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for April 13.
    A YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was at the Ballona Wetlands on April 7.
    It was by the second channel of the ecological preserve- visible from the Ballona Creek berm upstream from Pacific Ave in Playa del Rey.
    What may be the same bird has been at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh (near the corner of Lincoln and Jefferson) from April 9-12.
    Also at the marsh is a RIDGWAY’S RAIL, present at the west end from April 7-12.
     A pale “PRAIRIE” MERLIN was at Rancho Sierra Golf Course in the Antelope Valley on April 8.
    This is private property, but birders may bird the perimeter after asking permission at the clubhouse.
    The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at Entradero Park in Torrance continued through April 12 around the pond.
    A PALM WARBLER continued in the northwest corner of the park through April 7.
    A female PURPLE MARTIN was briefly at Charlton Flat in the San Gabriel Mountains on April 6.
    The previously discovered LARK BUNTING reappeared at Agua Amarga Reserve on the Palos Verdes Peninsula and was seen from April 7-11 near the north rim (on the south side of the ravine).
    In another part of Agua Amarga (near the top of the trail closest to Posey Way), a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was observed on April 10.
    A HARRIS’S SPARROW was at Hansen Dam from April 7-13.
    The location can be reached by taking Dronfield Ave. off Osborne St. to the T-intersection inside the park; turn turning left.
    Then go right at the end into the fishing lake and swimming pool area.
    The bird was at the northeast corner of the first parking lot you come to on the left (look for the fenced tank).
    A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued at Montrose Community Park through April 6.
    BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERS continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance continued through April 11 and at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia at the top of Tallac Knoll.
    A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW also continues near the top of the knoll.
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at DeForest Park in Long Beach on April 7 south of the gym.
    American Gold Star Manor in Long Beach produced another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER on April 12.
    It was along the east side main road.
    The female AMERICAN REDSTART at El Dorado Park in Long Beach continued through April 11. Entering from Studebaker (north of Willow), park in the lot behind the softball fields. The bird has been in eucalyptus trees and shrubs around
    the west side maintenance yard next to the golf course.
    A GRACE’S WARBLER was at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont from April 7-8.
    It was in pines near the northwest corner along Indian Hill Blvd.
    Also at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden was a continuing OVENBIRD on April 9.
    It has been north of the Indian Hill area, Google Earth coordinates 34.115614,-117.715920.
     - end transcript
    Jon L Fisher Glendale, CA JonF60@...
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