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  1. Re: [LACoBirds] Continuing Brant, Pacific Loon, Willow Flycatcher & more (San Pedro) LINK
    DATE: May 29, 2018, 4 month(s) ago
    The Pacific Loon also continued at the same location as of 11:12am today
    (in fact at that time, it was floating alongside the Brant, demonstrating
    that they are the same length). And to correct my earlier comment about
    the beached Red-throated Loon: it's in first-summer (immature) plumage,
    not adult nonbreeding.
    
    The other local Ash-throated Flycatcher also continues. One was at
    Lookout Point Park on May 20 (11:07-11:20am) and May 25 (1:50pm), and one
    was at Shoshonean Road on May 24 (5:11pm) and Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
    parking lot on May 29 (10:53-10:56am).
    
    And concerning my comment about Black Skimmers, "each one has an
    audibly different voice", I should add that I've noticed the same
    thing for most bird species. The reason it came to mind for skimmers is
    that I've been reporting lots of banded ones, and was thinking about
    potential alternative ways to track individuals over time.
    
    Another little note I'd like to add: The Double-crested Cormorants at
    Cabrillo Youth Camp have been very vocal for the past week or more. I
    think I was birding for years before I ever heard one at all. I may not
    still have ever heard a Brown Pelican vocalize.
    
    David Ellsworth
    
    San Pedro, CA
    
    At 2018-05-29 10:27, David Ellsworth davidells@... [LACoBirds]
    wrote:
    
    I just went down to Cabrillo
    Beach, and as of 9:15am, the Brant continues, this time on the inner
    beach (not the scout camp beach) along with a flock of Black Skimmers,
    California Gulls, and Western Gulls. I also just took a beached
    Red-throated Loon (adult in nonbreeding plumage) from the inner beach to
    IBRRC. I haven't checked yet if the Pacific Loon is still here, but it
    seems healthy; it looked very clean when it showed its belly yesterday
    evening, and was putting its head underwater to look for prey (though
    didn't dive while I watched).
    
    And a third thing I forgot to include: An Olive-sided Flycatcher was
    perching in trees both small and large on the west side of the southern
    stretch of Shoshonean Road (west-adjacent of the Salt Marsh), on May 22
    from 9:02am to 9:18am.
    
    David Ellsworth
    
    San Pedro, CA
    
    At 2018-05-29 08:18, David Ellsworth davidells@... [LACoBirds]
    wrote:
    
    First of all, I forgot to
    include three things: A Nashville Warbler was in my backyard near
    Cabrillo Beach on May 23 and 24, and a male Phainopepla was at the Greg
    Smith Conifer Grove again on May 20 at 12:10pm. And, for a few days
    starting May 15, there were singing Swainson's Thrushes all over the
    Cabrillo area (in a tree near the dirt ramp down to Cabrillo Beach; in a
    tree in the Marine Aquarium parking lot area; all along the top of the
    slope/cliffside on the west side of Shoshonean Road), just like the
    singing Black-headed Grosbeaks; both species are still around here, but
    not singing anywhere near as much as they were during those few
    days.
    
    Secondly, I wanted to add that of all the Japanese White-eye audio
    samples on xeno-canto.org , the only
    ones that actually sounded like ours here were two recordings made in
    Orange County. None of the recordings made in Japan sounded like ours. I
    am inclined to believe that the identification of Japanese White-eye is
    incorrect, and they're in fact some other species of White-eye (or at
    least, a subspecies of Japanese White-eye that is vastly
    under-represented on xeno-canto); the call sounds like an innate call,
    which wouldn't need to be learned, so captive-raised birds should do the
    same calls as wild ones in their native habitat, right
    
    Photos still to come later.
    
    David Ellsworth
    
    San Pedro, CA
    
    At 2018-05-28 23:13, David Ellsworth davidells@... [LACoBirds]
    wrote:
    
    Yesterday and today (May 27-28) both a Black Brant, and a Pacific Loon in
    absolutely full breeding plumage, were at Cabrillo Youth Camp (during the
    late afternoon, at least, when I looked on both days). The Brant spent
    time both on water and on shore. Both birds can be seen from the boat
    launch dock which is southeast-adjacent to the salt marsh (Salinas de San
    Pedro).
    
    On both May 23 and 25 a Willow Flycatcher showed up in my backyard,
    giving me a new yard bird. (It's possible they weren't even the same
    individual.) Other flycatchers have been especially abundant as well;
    Pacific-slope Flycatchers have been as numerous as I ever remember them
    being here, and Willow Flycatchers might be even more numerous than
    they've been before in my experience (i.e. since 2006). I saw an
    agonistic territorial encounter between two Willow Flycatchers for the
    first time (in my backyard) and one of them made an agonistic call
    sounding identical to a Say's Phoebe agonstic call (a call that many
    Northern Mockingbirds include in their song repertoire) a call which I
    think is most notable for its peculiar lack of
    "aggressive-soundingness" to human ears, in contrast to the
    agonistic calls of most other species. And I have found two Ash-throated
    Flycatchers recently at different local spots, one of them continuing,
    when Ash-throated Flycatchers have been mostly absent in my area for
    years.
    
    The Warbling Vireos are still present in force. I've had at least 6 at
    once in my backyard at times, and they often sing.
    
    I have observed proof of Orange-crowned Warbler nesting success in the
    Salt Marsh / Shoshonean Road area. An Orange-crowned Warbler, whose song
    I recognize from at least one year ago at the same location, fed a
    begging juvenile, and I recognized his identifying physical features from
    having filmed him singing earlier. And at another spot, an Orange-crowned
    Warbler sang for vast swaths of the day (also with a unique recognizable
    song), every day for weeks, and suddenly a few days ago stopped singing
    and started hanging out with a second Orange-crowned Warbler very
    suggestive that this pair are nesting as well.
    
    At least two "Japanese" White-eyes have been quite consipicuous
    in the area, with a Hutton's Vireo like call, showing up often in the
    Cabrillo Marine Aquarium parking lot... and today for the first time I'm
    aware of, in my backyard near Cabrillo Beach. (They usually show up as a
    pair together, which for a while made me think there are two in the area,
    but in retrospect the frequency with which I encounter them suggests
    there are quite a bit more than two.) I put "Japanese" in
    quotes because I don't understand why virtually everyone is identifying
    these as Japanese White-eyes. I looked at the various species of
    White-eye (they are numerous) and a large number of them look virtually
    identical I couldn't find any distinguishing characteristics by looking
    at photos. When listing to samples of a large subset of White-eye species
    on xeno-canto.org , I couldn't find
    any that actually matches the Hutton's Vireo like call I most often hear
    from the ones here and in Orange County. Certainly, the Japanese
    White-eye audio samples sound nothing like the ones here. So why do
    birders identify them as Japanese White-eye instead of
    White-eye sp.
    
    Black Skimmers have been sticking around every day lately at the Cabrillo
    Youth Camp shore. They're very vocal whenever another skimmer comes in to
    land with them, and each one has an audibly different voice. I got to see
    a behavior I'd never seen before from this species a fish display. A
    skimmer held the fish in his bill, as if to entice the other skimmers,
    but none of them proved worthy of it (all who tried to take it were
    denied) and eventually he ended up eating it himself.
    
    On May 24 I had my first-of-season Least Tern at Cabrillo Beach dive and
    catch a fish in the water just outside the salt marsh.
    
    A Heermann's Gull adult in breeding plumage was at Cabrillo Beach today
    at 5:33pm. I haven't even seen an immature one since May 12, and hadn't
    seen an adult since March 24.
    
    I will post photos later.
    
    David Ellsworth
    
    San Pedro, CA
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  3. RE: [LACoBirds] Continuing Brant, Pacific Loon, Willow Flycatcher & more (San Pedro) LINK
    DATE: May 29, 2018, 4 month(s) ago
    Thank you very much, Kimball.
    
    I did notice that Oriental White-eye recordings are unavailable for
    public access on the site. I was wondering if I should submit a request
    to them, but at the time it seemed unlikely that that particular species
    would be the match. On second thought it's probably worth a try.
    
    I noticed that "Zosterops sp." is an option on eBird, but the
    vast majority of checklists in Southern California use the "Japanese
    White-eye - Zosterops japonicus" option. And just now, I noticed
    that on eBird, "Zosterops sp." and "white-eye sp. -
    Zosterops sp." are actually different options! Searching for one
    will not show the other.
    
    You are absolutely right that the Z. j. simplex recordings from
    mainland China on Xeno-Canto sound much more like our White-eyes than the
    others. This may be why I missed this when listening earlier; there are
    only three recordings matching that on the site, out of 123 Japanese
    White-eye recordings and of those, only two actually sounds like ours,
    and the Hutton's Vireo call with which I was most familiar is rather
    low-key in one of those two.
    
    https://www.xeno-canto.org/209686 - this does sound very similar to
    ours
    
    https://www.xeno-canto.org/325086 - this also sounds similar to ours,
    but the emphasis in the recording is on a different type of call I'm less
    familiar with hearing from them (but am beginning to notice more)
    
    https://www.xeno-canto.org/209685 - this sounds much less like
    ours
    
    But of course, this makes me want to know how the determination was made
    that the White-eyes in those locations are Z. j. simplex , since
    they sound different than Z. j. simplex at other
    locations.
    
    For comparison, here is a recent recording I made of a White-eye in a
    eucalyptus north-adjacent to the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium:
    
    FLAC format ( MiB):
    
    https://kingbird.myphotos.cc/2018_05_22%2008_51_56%20-%20White-eye.flac
    
    MP3 format ( MiB):
    
    https://kingbird.myphotos.cc/2018_05_22%2008_51_56%20-%20White-eye.mp3
    
    The clearest calls heard from the White-eye occur at 22 seconds in.
    (Also heard in this 36.6 second audio clip: American Crow
    juvenile (distant); Hooded Oriole calls; Warbling Vireo song; something I
    didn't notice at the time, but sounds like a pet bird; Black Phoebe
    "chip" and "cheer" calls; Bushtit; Yellow Warbler
    call and song; European Starling. If anyone wants me to keep making
    annotation files with timestamps like I did for the Yellow-breasted Chat,
    please let me know.)
    
    As always, I ask that you please don't use my recordings to trick
    birds to come out into the open, unless there is a very good
    reason for doing so and will not harm/stress the bird(s) or put them at
    risk.
    
    They have been making other types of calls as well (like the ones in
    XC325086, I think), but I don't think I've managed to get a good
    recording of those yet.
    
    Some photos of a White-eye here (frames from video):
    
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/46139346@N00/albums/72157667517882937/with/28569323358/
    
    Incidentally, I'd like to make a correction to the previous audio
    recording (Yellow-breasted Chat) I posted from here. In the annotations,
    at 5:25.676 I put "CALT juv LAZB". But it was a YEWA (Yellow
    Warbler). Oddly, it was many years before I learned they make that call,
    but since then I've been hearing it a lot.
    
    David Ellsworth
    
    San Pedro, CA
    
    At 2018-05-29 13:46, Kimball Garrett kgarrett@... [LACoBirds]
    wrote:
    
    David,
    
    Your questions about the identity of the white-eyes that are increasingly
    well-established in Orange and se. Los Angeles Counties are valid
    ones. Bear in mind that Japanese White-eyes (Zosterops japonicus)
    are geographically quite variable, and I wouldnt doubt that there is
    some geographical variation in vocalizations as well. Our birds seem to
    match most closely Japanese White-eyes from mainland China (Z. j.
    simplex); these are not the ones that are in Japan or established on the
    Hawaiian Islands. But some subspecies of Oriental White-eye (Z.
    palpebrosus) are closely similar in appearance to some Japanese
    White-eyes, and youre correct to have some skepticism regarding the
    species identification of our birds. We hope this can be resolved soon
    we have one specimen here at the Natural History Museum (salvaged from
    Orange County), and our colleagues at the Moore Laboratory of Zoology are
    hoping to have the results of their DNA analysis of that specimen
    soon. If you or anybody run across a dead or moribund white-eye,
    please make certain it gets to us to help document our incipient
    populations.
    
    To my ear the calls Ive heard from white-eyes in Orange County and in
    Long Beach seem to match fairly closely some of the calls of Japanese
    White-eye available on Xeno-Canto. Unfortunately, recordings of
    Oriental White-eyes on Xeno-Canto are not available on the web site. As
    Xeno-Canto explains, Some species are under extreme pressure due to
    trapping or harassment. The open availability of high-quality recordings
    of these species can make the problems even worse. For this reason,
    streaming and downloading of these recordings is disabled.
    
    We have been validating eBird entries of Japanese White-eye from southern
    California in order to establish that as the working hypothesis regarding
    identification. If youre searching for white-eye sightings, search
    on that species but also on Zosterops sp. (white-eye sp.), since many
    observers understandably are only comfortable entering sightings at that
    level of certainty. Bottom line: get recordings, and get
    specimens, and well be able to figure out for certain what we
    have.
    
    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
    
    From: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com
    [
    mailto:LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of David Ellsworth
    davidells@... [LACoBirds]
    
    Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 8:19 AM
    
    To: LACoBirds
    
    Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Continuing Brant, Pacific Loon, Willow
    Flycatcher & more (San Pedro)
    
    Secondly, I wanted to add that of all the Japanese White-eye audio
    samples on xeno-canto.org , the only
    ones that actually sounded like ours here were two recordings made in
    Orange County. None of the recordings made in Japan sounded like ours. I
    am inclined to believe that the identification of Japanese White-eye is
    incorrect, and they're in fact some other species of White-eye (or at
    least, a subspecies of Japanese White-eye that is vastly
    under-represented on xeno-canto); the call sounds like an innate call,
    which wouldn't need to be learned, so captive-raised birds should do the
    same calls as wild ones in their native habitat, right
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  5. RE: [LACoBirds] Continuing Brant, Pacific Loon, Willow Flycatcher & more (San Pedro) LINK
    DATE: May 29, 2018, 4 month(s) ago
    David, Your questions about the identity of the white-eyes that are increasingly well-established in Orange and se. Los Angeles Counties are valid ones. Bear in mind
    that Japanese White-eyes (Zosterops japonicus) are geographically quite variable, and I wouldnt doubt that there is some geographical variation in vocalizations as well. Our birds seem to match most closely Japanese White-eyes from mainland China (Z. j. simplex);
    these are not the ones that are in Japan or established on the Hawaiian Islands. But some subspecies of Oriental White-eye (Z. palpebrosus) are closely similar in appearance to some Japanese White-eyes, and youre correct to have some skepticism regarding
    the species identification of our birds. We hope this can be resolved soon we have one specimen here at the Natural History Museum (salvaged from Orange County), and our colleagues at the Moore Laboratory of Zoology are hoping to have the results of their
    DNA analysis of that specimen soon. If you or anybody run across a dead or moribund white-eye, please make certain it gets to us to help document our incipient populations. To my ear the calls Ive heard from white-eyes in Orange County and in Long Beach seem to match fairly closely some of the calls of Japanese White-eye available
    on Xeno-Canto. Unfortunately, recordings of Oriental White-eyes on Xeno-Canto are not available on the web site. As Xeno-Canto explains, Some species
    are under extreme pressure due to trapping or harassment. The open availability of high-quality recordings of these species can make the problems even worse. For this reason, streaming and downloading of these recordings is disabled. We have been validating eBird entries of Japanese White-eye from southern California in order to establish that as the working hypothesis regarding
    identification. If youre searching for white-eye sightings, search on that species but also on Zosterops sp. (white-eye sp.), since many observers understandably are only comfortable entering sightings at that level of certainty. Bottom line: get recordings,
    and get specimens, and well be able to figure out for certain what we have. 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
    From: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com [mailto:LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com]
    On Behalf Of David Ellsworth davidells@... [LACoBirds]
    
    Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 8:19 AM
    
    To: LACoBirds
    
    Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Continuing Brant, Pacific Loon, Willow Flycatcher & more (San Pedro)
    
    Secondly, I wanted to add that of all the Japanese White-eye audio samples on
    xeno-canto.org , the only ones that actually sounded like ours here were two recordings made in Orange County. None of the recordings made in Japan sounded like ours. I am inclined to believe that the identification of Japanese
    White-eye is incorrect, and they're in fact some other species of White-eye (or at least, a subspecies of Japanese White-eye that is vastly under-represented on xeno-canto); the call sounds like an innate call, which wouldn't need to be learned, so captive-raised
    birds should do the same calls as wild ones in their native habitat, right
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  7. Re: [LACoBirds] Continuing Brant, Pacific Loon, Willow Flycatcher & more (San Pedro) LINK
    DATE: May 29, 2018, 4 month(s) ago
    I just went down to Cabrillo Beach, and as of 9:15am, the Brant
    continues, this time on the inner beach (not the scout camp beach) along
    with a flock of Black Skimmers, California Gulls, and Western Gulls. I
    also just took a beached Red-throated Loon (adult in nonbreeding plumage)
    from the inner beach to IBRRC. I haven't checked yet if the Pacific Loon
    is still here, but it seems healthy; it looked very clean when it showed
    its belly yesterday evening, and was putting its head underwater to look
    for prey (though didn't dive while I watched).
    
    And a third thing I forgot to include: An Olive-sided Flycatcher was
    perching in trees both small and large on the west side of the southern
    stretch of Shoshonean Road (west-adjacent of the Salt Marsh), on May 22
    from 9:02am to 9:18am.
    
    David Ellsworth
    
    San Pedro, CA
    
    At 2018-05-29 08:18, David Ellsworth davidells@... [LACoBirds]
    wrote:
    
    First of all, I forgot to
    include three things: A Nashville Warbler was in my backyard near
    Cabrillo Beach on May 23 and 24, and a male Phainopepla was at the Greg
    Smith Conifer Grove again on May 20 at 12:10pm. And, for a few days
    starting May 15, there were singing Swainson's Thrushes all over the
    Cabrillo area (in a tree near the dirt ramp down to Cabrillo Beach; in a
    tree in the Marine Aquarium parking lot area; all along the top of the
    slope/cliffside on the west side of Shoshonean Road), just like the
    singing Black-headed Grosbeaks; both species are still around here, but
    not singing anywhere near as much as they were during those few
    days.
    
    Secondly, I wanted to add that of all the Japanese White-eye audio
    samples on xeno-canto.org , the only
    ones that actually sounded like ours here were two recordings made in
    Orange County. None of the recordings made in Japan sounded like ours. I
    am inclined to believe that the identification of Japanese White-eye is
    incorrect, and they're in fact some other species of White-eye (or at
    least, a subspecies of Japanese White-eye that is vastly
    under-represented on xeno-canto); the call sounds like an innate call,
    which wouldn't need to be learned, so captive-raised birds should do the
    same calls as wild ones in their native habitat, right
    
    Photos still to come later.
    
    David Ellsworth
    
    San Pedro, CA
    
    At 2018-05-28 23:13, David Ellsworth davidells@... [LACoBirds]
    wrote:
    
    Yesterday and today (May 27-28) both a Black Brant, and a Pacific Loon in
    absolutely full breeding plumage, were at Cabrillo Youth Camp (during the
    late afternoon, at least, when I looked on both days). The Brant spent
    time both on water and on shore. Both birds can be seen from the boat
    launch dock which is southeast-adjacent to the salt marsh (Salinas de San
    Pedro).
    
    On both May 23 and 25 a Willow Flycatcher showed up in my backyard,
    giving me a new yard bird. (It's possible they weren't even the same
    individual.) Other flycatchers have been especially abundant as well;
    Pacific-slope Flycatchers have been as numerous as I ever remember them
    being here, and Willow Flycatchers might be even more numerous than
    they've been before in my experience (i.e. since 2006). I saw an
    agonistic territorial encounter between two Willow Flycatchers for the
    first time (in my backyard) and one of them made an agonistic call
    sounding identical to a Say's Phoebe agonstic call (a call that many
    Northern Mockingbirds include in their song repertoire) a call which I
    think is most notable for its peculiar lack of
    "aggressive-soundingness" to human ears, in contrast to the
    agonistic calls of most other species. And I have found two Ash-throated
    Flycatchers recently at different local spots, one of them continuing,
    when Ash-throated Flycatchers have been mostly absent in my area for
    years.
    
    The Warbling Vireos are still present in force. I've had at least 6 at
    once in my backyard at times, and they often sing.
    
    I have observed proof of Orange-crowned Warbler nesting success in the
    Salt Marsh / Shoshonean Road area. An Orange-crowned Warbler, whose song
    I recognize from at least one year ago at the same location, fed a
    begging juvenile, and I recognized his identifying physical features from
    having filmed him singing earlier. And at another spot, an Orange-crowned
    Warbler sang for vast swaths of the day (also with a unique recognizable
    song), every day for weeks, and suddenly a few days ago stopped singing
    and started hanging out with a second Orange-crowned Warbler very
    suggestive that this pair are nesting as well.
    
    At least two "Japanese" White-eyes have been quite consipicuous
    in the area, with a Hutton's Vireo like call, showing up often in the
    Cabrillo Marine Aquarium parking lot... and today for the first time I'm
    aware of, in my backyard near Cabrillo Beach. (They usually show up as a
    pair together, which for a while made me think there are two in the area,
    but in retrospect the frequency with which I encounter them suggests
    there are quite a bit more than two.) I put "Japanese" in
    quotes because I don't understand why virtually everyone is identifying
    these as Japanese White-eyes. I looked at the various species of
    White-eye (they are numerous) and a large number of them look virtually
    identical I couldn't find any distinguishing characteristics by looking
    at photos. When listing to samples of a large subset of White-eye species
    on xeno-canto.org , I couldn't find
    any that actually matches the Hutton's Vireo like call I most often hear
    from the ones here and in Orange County. Certainly, the Japanese
    White-eye audio samples sound nothing like the ones here. So why do
    birders identify them as Japanese White-eye instead of
    White-eye sp.
    
    Black Skimmers have been sticking around every day lately at the Cabrillo
    Youth Camp shore. They're very vocal whenever another skimmer comes in to
    land with them, and each one has an audibly different voice. I got to see
    a behavior I'd never seen before from this species a fish display. A
    skimmer held the fish in his bill, as if to entice the other skimmers,
    but none of them proved worthy of it (all who tried to take it were
    denied) and eventually he ended up eating it himself.
    
    On May 24 I had my first-of-season Least Tern at Cabrillo Beach dive and
    catch a fish in the water just outside the salt marsh.
    
    A Heermann's Gull adult in breeding plumage was at Cabrillo Beach today
    at 5:33pm. I haven't even seen an immature one since May 12, and hadn't
    seen an adult since March 24.
    
    I will post photos later.
    
    David Ellsworth
    
    San Pedro, CA
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  9. Re: [LACoBirds] Continuing Brant, Pacific Loon, Willow Flycatcher & more (San Pedro) LINK
    DATE: May 29, 2018, 4 month(s) ago
    First of all, I forgot to include three things: A Nashville Warbler was
    in my backyard near Cabrillo Beach on May 23 and 24, and a male
    Phainopepla was at the Greg Smith Conifer Grove again on May 20 at
    12:10pm. And, for a few days starting May 15, there were singing
    Swainson's Thrushes all over the Cabrillo area (in a tree near the dirt
    ramp down to Cabrillo Beach; in a tree in the Marine Aquarium parking lot
    area; all along the top of the slope/cliffside on the west side of
    Shoshonean Road), just like the singing Black-headed Grosbeaks; both
    species are still around here, but not singing anywhere near as much as
    they were during those few days.
    
    Secondly, I wanted to add that of all the Japanese White-eye audio
    samples on xeno-canto.org , the only
    ones that actually sounded like ours here were two recordings made in
    Orange County. None of the recordings made in Japan sounded like ours. I
    am inclined to believe that the identification of Japanese White-eye is
    incorrect, and they're in fact some other species of White-eye (or at
    least, a subspecies of Japanese White-eye that is vastly
    under-represented on xeno-canto); the call sounds like an innate call,
    which wouldn't need to be learned, so captive-raised birds should do the
    same calls as wild ones in their native habitat, right
    
    Photos still to come later.
    
    David Ellsworth
    
    San Pedro, CA
    
    At 2018-05-28 23:13, David Ellsworth davidells@... [LACoBirds]
    wrote:
    
    Yesterday and today (May 27-28) both a Black Brant, and a Pacific Loon in
    absolutely full breeding plumage, were at Cabrillo Youth Camp (during the
    late afternoon, at least, when I looked on both days). The Brant spent
    time both on water and on shore. Both birds can be seen from the boat
    launch dock which is southeast-adjacent to the salt marsh (Salinas de San
    Pedro).
    
    On both May 23 and 25 a Willow Flycatcher showed up in my backyard,
    giving me a new yard bird. (It's possible they weren't even the same
    individual.) Other flycatchers have been especially abundant as well;
    Pacific-slope Flycatchers have been as numerous as I ever remember them
    being here, and Willow Flycatchers might be even more numerous than
    they've been before in my experience (i.e. since 2006). I saw an
    agonistic territorial encounter between two Willow Flycatchers for the
    first time (in my backyard) and one of them made an agonistic call
    sounding identical to a Say's Phoebe agonstic call (a call that many
    Northern Mockingbirds include in their song repertoire) a call which I
    think is most notable for its peculiar lack of
    "aggressive-soundingness" to human ears, in contrast to the
    agonistic calls of most other species. And I have found two Ash-throated
    Flycatchers recently at different local spots, one of them continuing,
    when Ash-throated Flycatchers have been mostly absent in my area for
    years.
    
    The Warbling Vireos are still present in force. I've had at least 6 at
    once in my backyard at times, and they often sing.
    
    I have observed proof of Orange-crowned Warbler nesting success in the
    Salt Marsh / Shoshonean Road area. An Orange-crowned Warbler, whose song
    I recognize from at least one year ago at the same location, fed a
    begging juvenile, and I recognized his identifying physical features from
    having filmed him singing earlier. And at another spot, an Orange-crowned
    Warbler sang for vast swaths of the day (also with a unique recognizable
    song), every day for weeks, and suddenly a few days ago stopped singing
    and started hanging out with a second Orange-crowned Warbler very
    suggestive that this pair are nesting as well.
    
    At least two "Japanese" White-eyes have been quite consipicuous
    in the area, with a Hutton's Vireo like call, showing up often in the
    Cabrillo Marine Aquarium parking lot... and today for the first time I'm
    aware of, in my backyard near Cabrillo Beach. (They usually show up as a
    pair together, which for a while made me think there are two in the area,
    but in retrospect the frequency with which I encounter them suggests
    there are quite a bit more than two.) I put "Japanese" in
    quotes because I don't understand why virtually everyone is identifying
    these as Japanese White-eyes. I looked at the various species of
    White-eye (they are numerous) and a large number of them look virtually
    identical I couldn't find any distinguishing characteristics by looking
    at photos. When listing to samples of a large subset of White-eye species
    on xeno-canto.org , I couldn't find
    any that actually matches the Hutton's Vireo like call I most often hear
    from the ones here and in Orange County. Certainly, the Japanese
    White-eye audio samples sound nothing like the ones here. So why do
    birders identify them as Japanese White-eye instead of
    White-eye sp.
    
    Black Skimmers have been sticking around every day lately at the Cabrillo
    Youth Camp shore. They're very vocal whenever another skimmer comes in to
    land with them, and each one has an audibly different voice. I got to see
    a behavior I'd never seen before from this species a fish display. A
    skimmer held the fish in his bill, as if to entice the other skimmers,
    but none of them proved worthy of it (all who tried to take it were
    denied) and eventually he ended up eating it himself.
    
    On May 24 I had my first-of-season Least Tern at Cabrillo Beach dive and
    catch a fish in the water just outside the salt marsh.
    
    A Heermann's Gull adult in breeding plumage was at Cabrillo Beach today
    at 5:33pm. I haven't even seen an immature one since May 12, and hadn't
    seen an adult since March 24.
    
    I will post photos later.
    
    David Ellsworth
    
    San Pedro, CA
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  11. Continuing Brant, Pacific Loon, Willow Flycatcher & more (San Pedro) LINK
    DATE: May 28, 2018 @ 11:13pm, 4 month(s) ago
    Yesterday and today (May 27-28) both a Black Brant, and a Pacific Loon in
    absolutely full breeding plumage, were at Cabrillo Youth Camp (during the
    late afternoon, at least, when I looked on both days). The Brant spent
    time both on water and on shore. Both birds can be seen from the boat
    launch dock which is southeast-adjacent to the salt marsh (Salinas de San
    Pedro).
    
    On both May 23 and 25 a Willow Flycatcher showed up in my backyard,
    giving me a new yard bird. (It's possible they weren't even the same
    individual.) Other flycatchers have been especially abundant as well;
    Pacific-slope Flycatchers have been as numerous as I ever remember them
    being here, and Willow Flycatchers might be even more numerous than
    they've been before in my experience (i.e. since 2006). I saw an
    agonistic territorial encounter between two Willow Flycatchers for the
    first time (in my backyard) and one of them made an agonistic call
    sounding identical to a Say's Phoebe agonstic call (a call that many
    Northern Mockingbirds include in their song repertoire) a call which I
    think is most notable for its peculiar lack of
    "aggressive-soundingness" to human ears, in contrast to the
    agonistic calls of most other species. And I have found two Ash-throated
    Flycatchers recently at different local spots, one of them continuing,
    when Ash-throated Flycatchers have been mostly absent in my area for
    years.
    
    The Warbling Vireos are still present in force. I've had at least 6 at
    once in my backyard at times, and they often sing.
    
    I have observed proof of Orange-crowned Warbler nesting success in the
    Salt Marsh / Shoshonean Road area. An Orange-crowned Warbler, whose song
    I recognize from at least one year ago at the same location, fed a
    begging juvenile, and I recognized his identifying physical features from
    having filmed him singing earlier. And at another spot, an Orange-crowned
    Warbler sang for vast swaths of the day (also with a unique recognizable
    song), every day for weeks, and suddenly a few days ago stopped singing
    and started hanging out with a second Orange-crowned Warbler very
    suggestive that this pair are nesting as well.
    
    At least two "Japanese" White-eyes have been quite consipicuous
    in the area, with a Hutton's Vireo like call, showing up often in the
    Cabrillo Marine Aquarium parking lot... and today for the first time I'm
    aware of, in my backyard near Cabrillo Beach. (They usually show up as a
    pair together, which for a while made me think there are two in the area,
    but in retrospect the frequency with which I encounter them suggests
    there are quite a bit more than two.) I put "Japanese" in
    quotes because I don't understand why virtually everyone is identifying
    these as Japanese White-eyes. I looked at the various species of
    White-eye (they are numerous) and a large number of them look virtually
    identical I couldn't find any distinguishing characteristics by looking
    at photos. When listing to samples of a large subset of White-eye species
    on xeno-canto.org , I couldn't find
    any that actually matches the Hutton's Vireo like call I most often hear
    from the ones here and in Orange County. Certainly, the Japanese
    White-eye audio samples sound nothing like the ones here. So why do
    birders identify them as Japanese White-eye instead of
    White-eye sp.
    
    Black Skimmers have been sticking around every day lately at the Cabrillo
    Youth Camp shore. They're very vocal whenever another skimmer comes in to
    land with them, and each one has an audibly different voice. I got to see
    a behavior I'd never seen before from this species a fish display. A
    skimmer held the fish in his bill, as if to entice the other skimmers,
    but none of them proved worthy of it (all who tried to take it were
    denied) and eventually he ended up eating it himself.
    
    On May 24 I had my first-of-season Least Tern at Cabrillo Beach dive and
    catch a fish in the water just outside the salt marsh.
    
    A Heermann's Gull adult in breeding plumage was at Cabrillo Beach today
    at 5:33pm. I haven't even seen an immature one since May 12, and hadn't
    seen an adult since March 24.
    
    I will post photos later.
    
    David Ellsworth
    
    San Pedro, CA
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  13. Masked/Nazca Booby off Point Dume LINK
    DATE: May 12, 2018 @ 2:26pm, 4 month(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    This morning (12 May) around 0940 hr. I watched a very distant immature Masked/Nazca Booby -- it was observed from the platform on the outer point as I was scoping ESE (toward where Palos Verdes would have been if it weren't for the low clouds). At first
    it was on the water, but it got up to join a small feeding flock of gulls, cormorant and loons around a group of common dolphins. I lost track of it soon thereafter.
    
    The bird had a dark brown head and neck contrasting with a white upper back, a dark lower back, a white lower rump and upper tail coverts, a mostly dark tail with whitish in the central rectrices, dark wings with lots of white mottling on the upperwing coverts,
    and white breast and belly. I couldn't tell anything about bill color from the distance of observations. I don't know of this is a second year bird or, perhaps more likely, a third-year bird. All of these details were discerned with the scope cranked up
    to 50-60x.
    
    There wasn't a great deal of activity off Pt. Dume otherwise -- 4 Sooty Shearwaters, 2 Pink-footed Shearwaters, a flock of 10 Brant, a flock of 4 Cattle Egrets, etc. At least 115 Bonaparte's Gulls were at the mouth of Zuma Creek.
    
    In other news, there was a basic-plumaged Pacific Loon on the main lake at Hansen Dam around 0730 this morning.
    
    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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  15. Red Knot At Del Rey Lagoon LINK
    DATE: May 5, 2018 @ 2:58pm, 5 month(s) ago
    Hi All,
    
    This morning Debbie Drews, Jim Moore, Mel Sigman and I had a breeding
    plumaged Red Knot
    in the Del Rey Lagoon.
    
    Later on from the south jetty we had 2 Wandering Tattlers and one more just
    east of the bridge.
    
    Additionally, from the jetty, we had several Surfbirds and Black Turnstones
    and a single Pacific
    Loon and a lone Brant Goose.
    
    Barbara Johnson
    Los Angeles
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  17. ABC Update: 263 Species LINK
    DATE: Apr 30, 2018, 5 month(s) ago
    Hi Everyone,
    
    As of Monday night, our total is 263 species, which is one above our long-term average dating back to 2003.The new species were brant and short-billed dowitcher found by Team Irritable Owl Syndrome (Mark Scheel, Janet Scheel, Darren Dowell, and John Garrett) during their big day, and chukar, which was reported on San Clemente Island.
    
    It's possible that more species could appear in eBird, so I'm going to hold off on circulating a big summary email for about a week just in case new reports materialize.
    
    Here's the list of everything that we FOUND this past wekend:
    
    * Snow Goose
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Ross's Goose * Greater White-fronted Goose * Brant
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Cackling Goose
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Canada Goose
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Wood Duck
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Blue-winged Teal * Cinnamon Teal * Northern Shoveler * Gadwall
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * American Wigeon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Mallard
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Northern Pintail
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Green-winged Teal
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Redhead
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Ring-necked Duck
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Lesser Scaup
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Surf Scoter * Bufflehead
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Hooded Merganser
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Common Merganser
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Red-breasted Merganser
    
    
    
    
    
     * Ruddy Duck
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Mountain Quail
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * California Quail
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Gambel's Quail
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Chukar * Red-throated Loon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Pacific Loon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Common Loon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Pied-billed Grebe
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Eared Grebe
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Western Grebe
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Clark's Grebe
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Pink-footed Shearwater
    
    
    
    
    
     * Sooty Shearwater
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black-vented Shearwater
    
    
    
    
    
     * Brandt's Cormorant
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Pelagic Cormorant * Double-crested Cormorant
    
    
    
    
    
    * American White Pelican * Brown Pelican * Least Bittern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Great Blue Heron
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Great Egret
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Snowy Egret
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Cattle Egret
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Green Heron
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Black-crowned Night-Heron
    
    
    
    
    
    * Yellow-crowned Night-Heron * White-faced Ibis
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Turkey Vulture * Osprey
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * White-tailed Kite
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Golden Eagle * Northern Harrier
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Sharp-shinned Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Cooper's Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Bald Eagle * Red-shouldered Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Swainson's Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Red-tailed Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Virginia Rail
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Sora
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Common Gallinule
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * American Coot
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black-necked Stilt * American Avocet * Black Oystercatcher * Black-bellied Plover
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Pacific Golden-Plover
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Snowy Plover
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Semipalmated Plover
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Killdeer
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Whimbrel * Long-billed Curlew * Marbled Godwit * Ruddy Turnstone * Black Turnstone * Surfbird * Sanderling * Dunlin * Baird's Sandpiper * Least Sandpiper * Western Sandpiper * Short-billed Dowitcher * Long-billed Dowitcher * Red-necked Phalarope * Spotted Sandpiper
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Wandering Tattler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Greater Yellowlegs
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Willet
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Lesser Yellowlegs
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Bonaparte's Gull * Heermann's Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Ring-billed Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Western Gull * California Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Glaucous-winged Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Least Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Caspian Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Forster's Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Royal Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Elegant Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black Skimmer
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Rock Pigeon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Band-tailed Pigeon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Eurasian Collared-Dove
    
    
    
    
    
     * Spotted Dove
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Inca Dove * Common Ground-Dove * Mourning Dove
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Greater Roadrunner
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Barn Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Flammulated Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Western Screech-Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Great Horned Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Northern Pygmy-Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Spotted Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Northern Saw-whet Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Lesser Nighthawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Common Poorwill
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Vaux's Swift
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * White-throated Swift
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black-chinned Hummingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    * Anna's Hummingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Costa's Hummingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Rufous Hummingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Allen's Hummingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Calliope Hummingbird * Belted Kingfisher
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Lewis's Woodpecker
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Acorn Woodpecker
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Williamson's Sapsucker
    
    
    
    
    
     * Red-breasted Sapsucker
    
    
    
    * Ladder-backed Woodpecker
    
    
    
    
    
    * Nuttall's Woodpecker
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Downy Woodpecker
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Hairy Woodpecker
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * White-headed Woodpecker
    
    
    
    
    
     * Northern Flicker
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * American Kestrel * Merlin * Peregrine Falcon * Prairie Falcon * Red-Crowned Parrot * Olive-sided Flycatcher
    
    
    
    
    
     * Western Wood-Pewee
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Hammond's Flycatcher
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Gray Flycatcher
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Dusky Flycatcher
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Pacific-slope Flycatcher
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black Phoebe
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Say's Phoebe * Vermilion Flycatcher
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Ash-throated Flycatcher
    
    
    
    
    
     * Tropical Kingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Cassin's Kingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Western Kingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Loggerhead Shrike
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Bell's Vireo
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Hutton's Vireo * Cassin's Vireo * Plumbeous Vireo
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Warbling Vireo * Steller's Jay
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * California Scrub-Jay
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Clark's Nutcracker
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * American Crow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Common Raven
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Horned Lark
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Northern Rough-winged Swallow * Purple Martin
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Tree Swallow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Violet-green Swallow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Bank Swallow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Barn Swallow * Cliff Swallow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Mountain Chickadee
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Oak Titmouse
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Verdin
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Bushtit
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Red-breasted Nuthatch
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * White-breasted Nuthatch
    
    
    
    
    
     * Pygmy Nuthatch
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Brown Creeper
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Rock Wren * Canyon Wren * House Wren * Marsh Wren * Bewick's Wren
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Cactus Wren * Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * California Gnatcatcher
    
    
    
    
    
     * Golden-crowned Kinglet * Ruby-crowned Kinglet * Wrentit * Western Bluebird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Townsend's Solitaire
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Swainson's Thrush
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Hermit Thrush
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * American Robin
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * California Thrasher
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * LeConte's Thrasher
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Northern Mockingbird * European Starling
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * American Pipit
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Cedar Waxwing
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Phainopepla
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Orange-crowned Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
     * Nashville Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * MacGillivray's Warbler * Common Yellowthroat * Yellow Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Yellow-rumped Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black-throated Gray Warbler
    
    
    
     * Townsend's Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Hermit Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Wilson's Warbler * Chipping Sparrow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    * Black-chinned Sparrow * Brewer's Sparrow * Black-throated Sparrow * Lark Sparrow * Fox Sparrow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * Dark-eyed Junco
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     * White-crowned Sparrow * Golden-crowned Sparrow * Bell's Sparrow * Vesper Sparrow * Savannah Sparrow * Song Sparrow * Lincoln's Sparrow * California Towhee * Rufous-crowned Sparrow * Green-tailed Towhee * Spotted Towhee
  18. -back to top-
  19. ABC MISSING species LINK
    DATE: Apr 29, 2018, 5 month(s) ago
    Hi Everyone,
    
    As of 19:45 on Sunday, here are the species we're missing that we found in previous years:
    
    # Brant
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Canvasback
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Greater Scaup # White-winged Scoter # Black Scoter
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Long-tailed Duck
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Common Goldeneye
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Chukar # Yellow-billed Loon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Horned Grebe
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Black-footed albatross
    
    
    
    
    
     # Northern Fulmar
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Neotropic Cormorant # American Bittern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Ferruginous Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Ridgway's Rail # Sandhill Crane # Red Knot # Ruff # Stilt Sandpiper # Semipalmated Sandpiper # Short-billed Dowitcher # Wilson's Snipe # Wilson's Phalarope # Red Phalarope # Solitary Sandpiper
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Pomarine Jaeger # Parasitic Jaeger # Common Murre # Scripps's Murrelet # Cassin's Auklet # Rhinoceros Auklet # Sabine's Gull # Laughing Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Franklin's Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Mew Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Herring Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Iceland Gull (Thayer's Gull) # Glaucous Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # White-winged Dove
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Burrowing Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Long-eared Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Red-naped Sapsucker # Crested Caracara # Dusky-capped Flycatcher # Thick-billed Kingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # American Dipper # Mountain Bluebird # Varied Thrush # Red-throated Pipit # Northern Waterthrush # Black-and-white Warbler # Tennessee Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Hooded Warbler # American Redstart # Northern Parula # Chestnut-sided Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
     # Palm Warbler # Painted Redstart
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Grasshopper Sparrow # Clay-colored Sparrow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Field Sparrow # Harris's Sparrow # White-throated Sparrow # Swamp Sparrow # Summer Tanager # Indigo Bunting # Orchard Oriole # Baltimore Oriole # Evening Grosbeak # Red Crossbill
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    Has anyone seen any of these species this weekend
    In addition, here are species we've never found that were in the area recently:
    Mar 14 n tundra swan
    
    
    
    
    
     Piute Ponds Apr 04 n Eurasian wigeon
    
    
    
     Hansen Dam Mar 18 n Eurasian wigeon
    
    
    
     King Gillette Ranch Mar 28 n red-necked grebe
    
    
    
     Castaic Lagoon Mar 15 n lesser black backed gull Pico Rivera Spreading ponds (dry) Apr 20 n gray vireo
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    Bob's Gap, dirt road at south end Mar 29 n black-tailed gnatcatcher Edwards AFB Apr 21 n sage thrasher
    
    
    
    
    
    Piute Ponds Apr 09 n ovenbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Apr 01 n Lucy's warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    North Weddington Recreation Park Mar 18 n pine warbler
    
    
    
    
    
     Runnymede Recreation Area Apr 08 n Grace's warbler
    
    
    
     Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Apr 14 n lark bunting
    
    
    
    
    
     Agua Amarga Canyon Mar 24 n rusty blackbird
    
    
    
     Almansor Park
    
    Has anyone seen any of these
    
    There's still at least one birdathon team that has yet to report, and more species could appear in eBird from people who don't subscribe to the listserves, so our total could grow.
    
    Thank you,
    
    Lance
    
    Lance Benner
    Altadena
  20. -back to top-
  21. ABC MISSSING species LINK
    DATE: Apr 29, 2018 @ 8:57am, 5 month(s) ago
    All,
    
    Here are the species we haven't found yet that were reported in previous years:
    
    # Brant
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Canvasback
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Greater Scaup # White-winged Scoter # Black Scoter
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Long-tailed Duck
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Common Goldeneye
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Common Merganser
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Red-breasted Merganser
    
    
    
    
    
     # Chukar # Yellow-billed Loon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Horned Grebe
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Black-footed albatross
    
    
    
    
    
     # Northern Fulmar
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Neotropic Cormorant # American Bittern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # White-tailed Kite
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Ferruginous Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Ridgway's Rail # Sandhill Crane # Red Knot # Ruff # Stilt Sandpiper # Semipalmated Sandpiper # Short-billed Dowitcher # Wilson's Snipe # Wilson's Phalarope # Red Phalarope # Solitary Sandpiper
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Pomarine Jaeger # Parasitic Jaeger # Common Murre # Scripps's Murrelet # Cassin's Auklet # Rhinoceros Auklet # Sabine's Gull # Laughing Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Franklin's Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Mew Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Herring Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Iceland Gull (Thayer's Gull) # Glaucous Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # White-winged Dove
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Burrowing Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Long-eared Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Red-naped Sapsucker # Crested Caracara # Prairie Falcon # Dusky-capped Flycatcher # Thick-billed Kingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Plumbeous Vireo
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # American Dipper # Mountain Bluebird # Varied Thrush # Red-throated Pipit # Northern Waterthrush # Black-and-white Warbler # Tennessee Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Hooded Warbler # American Redstart # Northern Parula # Chestnut-sided Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
     # Palm Warbler # Painted Redstart
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Grasshopper Sparrow # Clay-colored Sparrow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Field Sparrow # Harris's Sparrow # White-throated Sparrow # Swamp Sparrow # Summer Tanager # Indigo Bunting # Orchard Oriole # Baltimore Oriole # Tricolored Blackbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Evening Grosbeak # Red Crossbill
    
    
    
    
    and
    Mar 14 n tundra swan
    
    
    
    
    
     Piute Ponds Apr 04 n Eurasian wigeon
    
    
    
     Hansen Dam Mar 18 n Eurasian wigeon
    
    
    
     King Gillette Ranch Mar 28 n red-necked grebe
    
    
    
     Castaic Lagoon Mar 15 n lesser black backed gull Pico Rivera Spreading ponds (dry) Apr 20 n gray vireo
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    Bob's Gap, dirt road at south end Mar 29 n black-tailed gnatcatcher Edwards AFB Apr 21 n sage thrasher
    
    
    
    
    
    Piute Ponds Apr 09 n ovenbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Apr 01 n Lucy's warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    North Weddington Recreation Park Mar 18 n pine warbler
    
    
    
    
    
     Runnymede Recreation Area Apr 08 n Grace's warbler
    
    
    
     Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Apr 14 n lark bunting
    
    
    
    
    
     Agua Amarga Canyon Mar 24 n rusty blackbird
    
    
    
     Almansor Park
    
    Thank you!
    
    --Lance
    
    Lance Benner
    Altadena
  22. -back to top-
  23. ABC MISSING species 8 am Sunday LINK
    DATE: Apr 29, 2018 @ 8:00am, 5 month(s) ago
    Greetings Everyone,
    Here are the species found on previous ABC weekends that we haven't found yet this time:
    # Brant
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Canvasback
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Greater Scaup # White-winged Scoter # Black Scoter
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Long-tailed Duck
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Common Goldeneye
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Common Merganser
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Red-breasted Merganser
    
    
    
    
    
     # Chukar # Yellow-billed Loon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Horned Grebe
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Black-footed albatross
    
    
    
    
    
     # Northern Fulmar
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Pink-footed Shearwater
    
    
    
    
    
     # Neotropic Cormorant # American Bittern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # White-tailed Kite
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Ferruginous Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Ridgway's Rail # Sandhill Crane # Red Knot # Ruff # Stilt Sandpiper # Semipalmated Sandpiper # Short-billed Dowitcher # Wilson's Snipe # Wilson's Phalarope # Red Phalarope # Solitary Sandpiper
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Pomarine Jaeger # Parasitic Jaeger # Common Murre # Scripps's Murrelet # Cassin's Auklet # Rhinoceros Auklet # Sabine's Gull # Laughing Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Franklin's Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Mew Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Herring Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Iceland Gull (Thayer's Gull) # Glaucous Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Common Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # White-winged Dove
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Burrowing Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Long-eared Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Red-naped Sapsucker # Crested Caracara # Merlin # Prairie Falcon # Dusky-capped Flycatcher # Thick-billed Kingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Plumbeous Vireo
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # American Dipper # Mountain Bluebird # Varied Thrush # Red-throated Pipit # Northern Waterthrush # Black-and-white Warbler # Tennessee Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Hooded Warbler # American Redstart # Northern Parula # Chestnut-sided Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
     # Palm Warbler # Painted Redstart
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Grasshopper Sparrow # Clay-colored Sparrow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Field Sparrow # Harris's Sparrow # White-throated Sparrow # Swamp Sparrow # Summer Tanager # Indigo Bunting # Orchard Oriole # Baltimore Oriole # Tricolored Blackbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Evening Grosbeak # Red Crossbill
    
    
    
    
    
    
    Here are the species in the area recently that would be new if we could get them:
    Mar 14 n tundra swan
    
    
    
    
    
     Piute Ponds Apr 04 n Eurasian wigeon
    
    
    
     Hansen Dam Mar 18 n Eurasian wigeon
    
    
    
     King Gillette Ranch Mar 28 n red-necked grebe
    
    
    
     Castaic Lagoon Mar 15 n lesser black backed gull Pico Rivera Spreading ponds (dry) Apr 20 n gray vireo
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    Bob's Gap, dirt road at south end Mar 29 n black-tailed gnatcatcher Edwards AFB Apr 21 n sage thrasher
    
    
    
    
    
    Piute Ponds Apr 09 n ovenbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Apr 01 n Lucy's warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    North Weddington Recreation Park Mar 18 n pine warbler
    
    
    
    
    
     Runnymede Recreation Area Apr 08 n Grace's warbler
    
    
    
     Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Apr 14 n lark bunting
    
    
    
    
    
     Agua Amarga Canyon Mar 24 n rusty blackbird
    
    
    
     Almansor Park
    
    Thank you!
    
    --Lance
    
    Lance Benner
    Altadena
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  25. Re: [LACoBirds] ABC MISSING species: 21:10 on Saturday LINK
    DATE: Apr 28, 2018 @ 9:55pm, 5 month(s) ago
    Common Tern (black outer web of outer rectrices easy to see, hard to photograph in flight)among the multiple Forster’s Terns at Puddingstone Reservoir/Bonelli Regional Park, around 5:30 p.m.Good looks at it, but no photos. I scanned
    all over the reservoir for the Neotropic Cormorant, but no. There was afemale Purple Martin at the weedy, scrubby patch of trees between the jungle trail and the grove of tall eucalyptus at the far eastern of the north shore parking. The eucalypti there
    were hopping with warblers, and a Lawrence’s Goldfinch.
    Tom Miko
    Claremont 909.241.3300
    
    Get Outlook for iOS
    
    From: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com on behalf of lbenner@... [LACoBirds]
    
    Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 9:14:47 PM
    
    To: 'PasadenaAudubon@yahoogroups.com'; 'LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com'
    
    Subject: [LACoBirds] ABC MISSING species: 21:10 on Saturday
    
     Here's the list of species we're still missing;
    
    # Brant
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Canvasback
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Greater Scaup # White-winged Scoter # Black Scoter
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Long-tailed Duck
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Common Goldeneye
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Common Merganser
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Red-breasted Merganser
    
    
    
    
    
     # Chukar # Yellow-billed Loon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Horned Grebe
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Black-footed albatross
    
    
    
    
    
     # Northern Fulmar
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Pink-footed Shearwater
    
    
    
    
    
     # Neotropic Cormorant # American Bittern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Least Bittern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Yellow-crowned Night-Heron # White-tailed Kite
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Ferruginous Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Ridgway's Rail # Sandhill Crane # Red Knot # Ruff # Stilt Sandpiper # Semipalmated Sandpiper # Short-billed Dowitcher # Wilson's Snipe # Wilson's Phalarope # Red Phalarope # Solitary Sandpiper
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Pomarine Jaeger # Parasitic Jaeger # Common Murre # Scripps's Murrelet # Cassin's Auklet # Rhinoceros Auklet # Sabine's Gull # Laughing Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Franklin's Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Mew Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Herring Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Iceland Gull (Thayer's Gull) # Glaucous Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Common Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # White-winged Dove
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Barn Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Burrowing Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Long-eared Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Red-naped Sapsucker # Crested Caracara # Merlin # Prairie Falcon # Dusky-capped Flycatcher # Thick-billed Kingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Plumbeous Vireo
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # American Dipper # Mountain Bluebird # Varied Thrush # Red-throated Pipit # Northern Waterthrush # Black-and-white Warbler # Tennessee Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Hooded Warbler # American Redstart # Northern Parula # Chestnut-sided Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
     # Palm Warbler # Painted Redstart
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Grasshopper Sparrow # Clay-colored Sparrow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Field Sparrow # Harris's Sparrow # White-throated Sparrow # Swamp Sparrow # Summer Tanager # Indigo Bunting # Orchard Oriole # Baltimore Oriole # Tricolored Blackbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Evening Grosbeak # Red Crossbill
    
    
    
    
    
    Some of the missing pelagic species were seen today from a boat, but unfortunately we can't count them.
    
    Attempts to find American dippers on the Barrett-Stoddard Road creek and on the West Fork of the San Gabriel River came up empty.There was also a search at Hidden Springs off Angeles Forest Highway yesterday.That species is proving to be more difficult
    than usual this year.
    
    Here are species reported recently that we've never gotten before (and don't have yet this weekend):
    Mar 14 n tundra swan
    
    
    
    
    
     Piute Ponds Apr 04 n Eurasian wigeon
    
    
    
     Hansen Dam Mar 18 n Eurasian wigeon
    
    
    
     King Gillette Ranch Mar 28 n red-necked grebe
    
    
    
     Castaic Lagoon Mar 15 n lesser black backed gull Pico Rivera Spreading ponds (dry) Apr 20 n gray vireo
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    Bob's Gap, dirt road at south end Mar 29 n black-tailed gnatcatcher Edwards AFB Apr 21 n sage thrasher
    
    
    
    
    
    Piute Ponds Apr 09 n ovenbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Apr 01 n Lucy's warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    North Weddington Recreation Park Mar 18 n pine warbler
    
    
    
    
    
     Runnymede Recreation Area Apr 08 n Grace's warbler
    
    
    
     Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Apr 14 n lark bunting
    
    
    
    
    
     Agua Amarga Canyon Mar 24 n rusty blackbird
    
    
    
     Almansor Park
    
    Thank you again,
    
    Lance
    
    Lance Benner
    Altadena
  26. -back to top-
  27. ABC MISSING species: 21:10 on Saturday LINK
    DATE: Apr 28, 2018 @ 9:14pm, 5 month(s) ago
    Here's the list of species we're still missing;
    
    # Brant
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Canvasback
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Greater Scaup # White-winged Scoter # Black Scoter
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Long-tailed Duck
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Common Goldeneye
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Common Merganser
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Red-breasted Merganser
    
    
    
    
    
     # Chukar # Yellow-billed Loon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Horned Grebe
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Black-footed albatross
    
    
    
    
    
     # Northern Fulmar
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Pink-footed Shearwater
    
    
    
    
    
     # Neotropic Cormorant # American Bittern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Least Bittern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Yellow-crowned Night-Heron # White-tailed Kite
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Ferruginous Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Ridgway's Rail # Sandhill Crane # Red Knot # Ruff # Stilt Sandpiper # Semipalmated Sandpiper # Short-billed Dowitcher # Wilson's Snipe # Wilson's Phalarope # Red Phalarope # Solitary Sandpiper
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Pomarine Jaeger # Parasitic Jaeger # Common Murre # Scripps's Murrelet # Cassin's Auklet # Rhinoceros Auklet # Sabine's Gull # Laughing Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Franklin's Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Mew Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Herring Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Iceland Gull (Thayer's Gull) # Glaucous Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Common Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # White-winged Dove
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Barn Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Burrowing Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Long-eared Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Red-naped Sapsucker # Crested Caracara # Merlin # Prairie Falcon # Dusky-capped Flycatcher # Thick-billed Kingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Plumbeous Vireo
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # American Dipper # Mountain Bluebird # Varied Thrush # Red-throated Pipit # Northern Waterthrush # Black-and-white Warbler # Tennessee Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Hooded Warbler # American Redstart # Northern Parula # Chestnut-sided Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
     # Palm Warbler # Painted Redstart
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Grasshopper Sparrow # Clay-colored Sparrow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Field Sparrow # Harris's Sparrow # White-throated Sparrow # Swamp Sparrow # Summer Tanager # Indigo Bunting # Orchard Oriole # Baltimore Oriole # Tricolored Blackbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Evening Grosbeak # Red Crossbill
    
    
    
    
    Some of the missing pelagic species were seen today from a boat, but unfortunately we can't count them.
    
    Attempts to find American dippers on the Barrett-Stoddard Road creek and on the West Fork of the San Gabriel River came up empty.There was also a search at Hidden Springs off Angeles Forest Highway yesterday.That species is proving to be more difficult than usual this year.
    
    Here are species reported recently that we've never gotten before (and don't have yet this weekend):
    Mar 14 n tundra swan
    
    
    
    
    
     Piute Ponds Apr 04 n Eurasian wigeon
    
    
    
     Hansen Dam Mar 18 n Eurasian wigeon
    
    
    
     King Gillette Ranch Mar 28 n red-necked grebe
    
    
    
     Castaic Lagoon Mar 15 n lesser black backed gull Pico Rivera Spreading ponds (dry) Apr 20 n gray vireo
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    Bob's Gap, dirt road at south end Mar 29 n black-tailed gnatcatcher Edwards AFB Apr 21 n sage thrasher
    
    
    
    
    
    Piute Ponds Apr 09 n ovenbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Apr 01 n Lucy's warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    North Weddington Recreation Park Mar 18 n pine warbler
    
    
    
    
    
     Runnymede Recreation Area Apr 08 n Grace's warbler
    
    
    
     Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Apr 14 n lark bunting
    
    
    
    
    
     Agua Amarga Canyon Mar 24 n rusty blackbird
    
    
    
     Almansor Park
    
    Thank you again,
    
    Lance
    
    Lance Benner
    Altadena
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  29. ABC MISSING species 14:50 on Saturday LINK
    DATE: Apr 28, 2018 @ 2:53pm, 5 month(s) ago
    All,
    
    Here are species reported in previous years that we have yet to find this year:
    
    # Brant
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Canvasback
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Greater Scaup # Lesser Scaup
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # White-winged Scoter # Black Scoter
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Long-tailed Duck
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Common Goldeneye
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Common Merganser
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Red-breasted Merganser
    
    
    
    
    
     # Chukar # Yellow-billed Loon
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Horned Grebe
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Black-footed albatross
    
    
    
    
    
     # Northern Fulmar
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Pink-footed Shearwater
    
    
    
    
    
     # Neotropic Cormorant # American Bittern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Least Bittern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Yellow-crowned Night-Heron # White-tailed Kite
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Bald Eagle # Ferruginous Hawk
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Ridgway's Rail # Sandhill Crane # Ruddy Turnstone # Red Knot # Ruff # Stilt Sandpiper # Semipalmated Sandpiper # Short-billed Dowitcher # Wilson's Snipe # Wilson's Phalarope # Red Phalarope # Solitary Sandpiper
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Lesser Yellowlegs
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Pomarine Jaeger # Parasitic Jaeger # Common Murre # Scripps's Murrelet # Cassin's Auklet # Rhinoceros Auklet # Sabine's Gull # Laughing Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Franklin's Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Mew Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Herring Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Iceland Gull (Thayer's Gull) # Glaucous Gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Common Tern
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # White-winged Dove
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Barn Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Burrowing Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Long-eared Owl
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # Calliope Hummingbird # Red-naped Sapsucker # Crested Caracara # Merlin # Prairie Falcon # Dusky-capped Flycatcher # Thick-billed Kingbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Plumbeous Vireo
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     # American Dipper # Golden-crowned Kinglet # Mountain Bluebird # Varied Thrush # Red-throated Pipit # Northern Waterthrush # Black-and-white Warbler # Tennessee Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Hooded Warbler # American Redstart # Northern Parula # Chestnut-sided Warbler
    
    
    
    
    
     # Palm Warbler # Painted Redstart
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Grasshopper Sparrow # Clay-colored Sparrow
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Field Sparrow # Lark Sparrow # Harris's Sparrow # White-throated Sparrow # Swamp Sparrow # Summer Tanager # Indigo Bunting # Orchard Oriole # Baltimore Oriole # Tricolored Blackbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    # Evening Grosbeak # Red Crossbill
    
    
    
    
    
    A few days ago I circulated an email with notable species that have been in the area.We've found some of them but there are still quite a few we haven't located yet:
    
    Mar 14 n tundra swan
    
    
    
    
    
     Piute Ponds Apr 04 n Eurasian wigeon
    
    
    
     Hansen Dam Mar 18 n Eurasian wigeon
    
    
    
     King Gillette Ranch Apr 01
    
    canvasback
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    Alondra Park Reservoir Mar 25
    
    canvasback
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    Lancaster Sewage Ponds Mar 17
    
    canvasback
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    Hansen Spreading Grounds Mar 11
    
    canvasback
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    Crystalaire Country Club Apr 04
    
    greater scaup
    
    
    
    
    
    Castaic Lagoon Mar 29
    
    greater scaup
    
    
    
    
    
    Ballona Freshwater Marsh Mar 14
    
    greater scaup
    
    
    
    
    
    Westlake Lake Mar 28
    
    white-winged scoter
    
     Dockweiler Beach Apr 04
    
    black scoter
    
    
    
    
    
     Topanga Beach/Lagoon Apr 03
    
    black scoter
    
    
    
    
    
     Playa del Rey Beach Mar 27
    
    black scoter
    
    
    
    
    
     Dockweiler Beach Apr 17
    
    common goldeneye
    
    
    
     Lake Palmdale Mar 28 n red-necked grebe
    
    
    
     Castaic Lagoon Apr 16
    
    northern fulmar
    
    
    
     King Harbor, Redondo Beach Apr 25
    
    pink-footed shearwter
    
    San Clemente Island Apr 20
    
    neotropic cormorant
    
     Bonelli Park north side Apr 07
    
    American bittern
    
    
    
     Piute Ponds Apr 14
    
    American bittern
    
    
    
     Ballona Freshwater Marsh Mar 19
    
    American bittern
    
    
    
     Harbor Regional Park Apr 15
    
    yellow-crowned night heron Ballona Creek Apr 22
    
    yellow-crowned night heron Ballona Freshawater Marsh Apr 21
    
    yellow-crowned night heron Topanga County Beach/Lagoon Apr 08
    
    white-tailed kite
    
    
    
    Piute Ponds Apr 11
    
    white-tailed kite
    
    
    
    Newhall Ranch development Apr 04
    
    bald eagle
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    Pyramid Lake visitor center Apr 09
    
    bald eagle
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    Six Flags Magic Mountain vicinity Mar 28
    
    bald eagle
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    Highway 39, San Gabriel Dam Mar 28
    
    bald eagle
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    Covina Hills Mar 26
    
    bald eagle
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    Little Harbor Road, Santa Catalina Island Apr 06
    
    bald eagle
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    San Clemente Island, Lemon Tank Apr 14
    
    ferruginous hawk
    
    
    
     Quail Lake Apr 14
    
    ferruginous hawk
    
    
    
     270th St West, Neenach Apr 03
    
    ferruginous hawk
    
    
    
     Six Flags Magic Mountain area Apr 02
    
    ferruginous hawk
    
    
    
     Hansen Dam Apr 01
    
    ferruginous hawk
    
    
    
     E Ave. E/65th St. E, Antelope Valley Mar 29
    
    ferruginous hawk
    
    
    
     Ave. A at 90th W, Antelope Valley (county line) Mar 25
    
    ferruginous hawk
    
    
    
     Aqueduct/300th St. West, Antelope Valley Mar 25
    
    ferruginous hawk
    
    
    
     Highway 138 between 269th and 265th West, Antelope Valley Mar 19
    
    ferruginous hawk
    
    
    
     Ave. B/47th St. West, Antelope Valley Mar 16
    
    ferruginous hawk
    
    
    
     Nebeker Ranch Apr 12
    
    Ridgway's rail
    
    
    
     Ballona Fresh Water Marsh Apr 07
    
    stilt sandpiper
    
    
    
     Piute Ponds Apr 14
    
    Wilson's snipe
    
    
    
    
    
    Crystalaire Country Club (private) Apr 19
    
    Wilson's snipe
    
    
    
    
    
    Ballona Freshwater Marsh Apr 18
    
    Wilson's snipe
    
    
    
    
    
    Entradero Park Apr 19
    
    Wilson's snipe
    
    
    
    
    
    Madrona Marsh Apr 25
    
    Wilson's snipe
    
    
    
    
    
    Piute Ponds Mar 29
    
    Wilson's snipe
    
    
    
    
    
    Playa Vista Riparian Corridor Mar 29
    
    Wilson's snipe
    
    
    
    
    
    Hansen Dam Mar 27
    
    Wilson's snipe
    
    
    
    
    
    Harbor Regional Park Mar 25
    
    Wilson's snipe
    
    
    
    
    
    Aqueduct/300th St. West, Antelope Valley Mar 20
    
    Wilson's snipe
    
    
    
    
    
    Six Flags Magic Mountain park vicinity Apr 12
    
    Wilson's snipe
    
    
    
    
    
    Newhall Ranch site Apr 24
    
    solitary sandpiper
    
    
    
    Madrona Marsh Apr 14
    
    solitary sandpiper
    
    
    
    Hansen Dam Apr 25
    
    solitary sandpiper
    
    
    
    Piute Ponds Apr 02
    
    solitary sandpiper
    
    
    
    San Clemente Island, Lemon Tank Apr 21
    
    lesser yellowlegs
    
    
    
    Piute Ponds Apr 22
    
    pomarine jaeger
    
    
    
     Malibu Lagoon Apr 22
    
    parasitic jaeger
    
    
    
     Malibu Lagoon Apr 08
    
    parasitic jaeger
    
    
    
     Dockweiler State Beach Mar 26
    
    common murre
    
    
    
    
    
     Point Vicente Apr 01
    
    Cassin's auklet
    
    
    
     Zuma Beach Mar 24
    
    Sabine's gull
    
    
    
    
    
    Piute Ponds Apr 15
    
    Franklin's gull
    
    
    
     Piute Ponds Apr 04
    
    Franklin's gull
    
    
    
     Aqueduct: 165th East, Antelope Valley Mar 12
    
    Franklin's gull
    
    
    
     Ballona Creek/Pacific Ave Bridge Apr 16
    
    mew gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     Polliwog Park Mar 19
    
    mew gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     Bonnelli Park east
    
    Mar 18
    
    mew gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     Golden Shore Reserve Apr 16
    
    mew gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     Malibu Lagoon Apr 21
    
    mew gull
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     Ballona Creek--Pacific Ave. Bridge Apr 04
    
    Iceland (Thayer's) gull Lake Balboa, Sepulveda Basin Mar 19
    
    Iceland (Thayer's) gull Bonelli Park Mar 15 n lesser black backed gull Pico Rivera Spreading ponds (dry) Apr 01
    
    long-eared owl
    
    
    
    
    
    Piute Ponds Mar 25
    
    red-naped sapsucker
    
     St. Andrew's Priory Mar 28
    
    red-naped sapsucker
    
     O'Melveny Park Apr 14
    
    prairie falcon
    
    
    
    
    
    Pinon Hills Apr 18
    
    prairie falcon
    
    
    
    
    
    Piute Ponds Apr 01
    
    prairie falcon
    
    
    
    
    
    Castaic sports complex Apr 16
    
    prairie falcon
    
    
    
    
    
    CA aqueduct 300th St. West Mar 23
    
    prairie falcon
    
    
    
    
    
    Nebeker Ranch Apr 22
    
    dusky-capped flycatcher Ladera Park Mar 16
    
    dusky-capped flycatcher Runnymede Recreation Center Mar 19
    
    dusky-capped flycatcher North Weddington Recreation Center Apr 20 n gray vireo
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    Bob's Gap, dirt road at south end Apr 11
    
    plumbeous vireo
    
    
    
     Wheeler Park, Claremont Apr 05
    
    plumbeous vireo
    
    
    
     Sierra Madre Pioneer Cemetery Apr 05
    
    plumbeous vireo
    
    
    
     Garvey Ranch Park Apr 02
    
    plumbeous vireo
    
    
    
     Farnsworth Park Mar 31
    
    plumbeous vireo
    
    
    
     Los Nietos Park Mar 30
    
    plumbeous vireo
    
    
    
     Wardlow Park Mar 27
    
    plumbeous vireo
    
    
    
     Linden H. Chandler Preserve Mar 25
    
    plumbeous vireo
    
    
    
     Bell Gardens Veterans Park Mar 29 n black-tailed gnatcatcher Edwards AFB Apr 08
    
    golden-crowned kinglet
    
    Apollo Park Apr 07
    
    golden-crowned kinglet
    
    Placerita Canyon Nature Center Mar 30
    
    golden-crowned kinglet
    
    Buckhorn CG Mar 25
    
    golden-crowned kinglet
    
    Chilao Visitor Center Mar 24
    
    golden-crowned kinglet
    
    Descanso Gardens Mar 18
    
    golden-crowned kinglet
    
    Table Mountain Mar 22
    
    mountain bluebird
    
    
    
    CA aqueduct at 120th west Mar 19
    
    mountain bluebird
    
    
    
    Brackett Airport Apr 21 n sage thrasher
    
    
    
    
    
    Piute Ponds Apr 18
    
    sage thrasher
    
    
    
    
    
    Crystalaire Country Club (private) Apr 02
    
    sage thrasher
    
    
    
    
    
    Nebeker Ranch area Mar 30
    
    sage thrasher
    
    
    
    
    
    San Clemente Island, Airfield Mar 30
    
    sage thrasher
    
    
    
    
    
    San Clemente Island, Lemon Tank Mar 28
    
    sage thrasher
    
    
    
    
    
    180th St. West/route 138, Antelope Valley Mar 26
    
    sage thrasher
    
    
    
    
    
    60th St. West/Ave C10, Antelope Valley Mar 24
    
    sage thrasher
    
    
    
    
    
    Ave. E, 80th-90th St. East, Antelope Valley Apr 09 n ovenbird
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Apr 22
    
    black and white warbler Chilao Campground Apr 12
    
    black and white warbler American Gold Star Manor/Long Beach Apr 14
    
    black and white warbler Madrona Marsh Apr 11
    
    black and white warbler LA County Arboretum Mar 27
    
    black and white warbler Library Park Apr 07
    
    black and white warbler DeForest Park Apr 07
    
    palm warbler
    
    
    
    
    
     Entradero Park
    
    
    
    
    
    Apr 01 n Lucy's warbler
    
    
    
    
    
    North Weddington Recreation Park Apr 11
    
    American redstart
    
    
    
    El Dorado Park near softball fields Mar 18 n pine warbler
    
    
    
    
    
     Runnymede Recreation Area Apr 08 n Grace's warbler
    
    
    
     Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Mar 24
    
    painted redstart
    
    
    
     Culver City Park Apr 26
    
    clay-colored sparrow
    
     Rio de Los Angeles State Park Mar 19
    
    clay-colored sparrow
    
     Westchester Park Apr 14 n lark bunting
    
    
    
    
    
     Agua Amarga Canyon Apr 05
    
    lark bunting
    
    
    
    
    
     Garvey Ranch Park Apr 19
    
    Harris's sparrow
    
    
    
     Hansen Dam Apr 21
    
    white-throated sparrow
    
    Cypress park private residence Apr 16
    
    white-throated sparrow
    
    Crystalaire neighborhood (private residence) Apr 16
    
    white-throated sparrow
    
    Palos Verdes private residence Apr 10
    
    white-throated sparrow
    
    Agua Amarga/Lunada Canyon Trail Apr 09
    
    white-throated sparrow
    
    Ed Thomas' yard Mar 11
    
    white-throated sparrow
    
    LA Arboretum Mar 18
    
    white-throated sparrow
    
    Descanso Gardens Apr 18
    
    white-throated sparrow
    
    Montrose Community Park
    
    Mar 25
    
    white-throated sparrow
    
    Hopkins Wilderness Park Apr 14
    
    summer tanager
    
    
    
    
    
    Village Green Apr 20
    
    summer tanager
    
    
    
    
    
    Veteran's Park, Sylmar Mar 18
    
    summer tanager
    
    
    
    
    
    LA Arboretum
    
    
    
    
    
    Apr 05
    
    Baltimore oriole
    
    
    
     San Clemente Island, China Canyon Mar 24 n rusty blackbird
    
    
    
     Almansor Park
    
    Please let us know if you find any of these birds!
    
    Thank you,
    
    Lance
    
    Lance Benner
    Altadena
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