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   Chimney Swift
Chimney Swift
Chaetura pelagica


   Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) - CHSW (recent eBird sightings, view CBRC records, range map
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  1. Los Angeles RBA- 7 September 2018 LINK
    DATE: Sep 7, 2018 @ 2:01pm, 12 day(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    *September 7, 2018
    * CALA1809.07
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    White-winged Dove
    Chimney Swift
    American Oystercatcher
    Stilt Sandpiper
    Buff-breasted Sandpiper
    Red Phalarope
    Brown Pelican
    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
    Prairie Falcon
    Purple Martin
    Vesper Sparrow
    Lark Bunting
    Orchard Oriole
    Northern Waterthrush
    Black-and-white Warbler
    Tennessee Warbler
    Virginias Warbler
    CONNECTICUT WARBLER
    Canada Warbler
    Rose-breasted Grosbeak
    Indigo Bunting
    
    California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form):http://www.californiabirds.org/
    
    Enter your bird sightings on eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird
    
    Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
    E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher atJonF60@...
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
    -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for September 7.
    
    A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was in San Pedro behind the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium on September 2.
    Another was at the top of Kenneth Hahn SRA on September 5.
    
    Probable CHIMNEY SWIFTS were over the LA River in Glendale on September 1 and at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach (one or more birds) on September 3.
    
    An AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER continued at Royal Palms Beach through September 5.
    It was most recently reported on the rock outcrops across from the first lifeguard station on the right after you enter the parking lot.
    
    A STILT SANDPIPER was on Duckbill Lake at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required) from September 2-6.
    
    A RED PHALAROPE was on the lower LA River in Long Beach from September 1-3.
    It was just below the Willow Street crossing.
    
    Another RED PHALAROPE was on the north lake at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia from September 1-2.
    
    Two BROWN PELICANS continued at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through September 5.
    
    One to two YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continued at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh (usually near the "elbow" of the marsh, adjacent to the corner of Lincoln and Jefferson, sometimes farther down along the Lincoln Blvd. arm of the marsh) through September 5.
    The marsh is at the corner of Lincoln and Jefferson near Playa Vista.
    
    A PRAIRIE FALCON was over lower Zuma Canyon on September 3.
    
    Two PURPLE MARTINS were at Colorado Lagoon in Long Beach on September 1.
    
    A VESPER SPARROW was along the Toyon Trail at Griffith Park on September 2.
    
    A probable ORCHARD ORIOLE was at Kenneth Hahn SRA on September 5 in the Hummingbird Garden.
    
    A NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was at Hahamongna Watershed Park (aka Devils Gate Dam/basin) from September 1-2.
    It was at the small pond near the southeast corner of the basin.
    
    Another NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was along the LA River in the Sepulveda Basin on September 1, just below the Burbank Blvd. crossing.
    
    The BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through September 6, along the east edge of the meadow.
    
    A VIRGINIAS WARBLER was at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach from September 1-6 in the fennel.
    
    Another VIRGINIAS WARBLER was at George Allen Field on the Palos Verdes Peninsula from September 1-3.
    It was in olive trees on the north side of the field adjacent to 1533 Via Lopez.
    
    A VIGRINIAS WARBLER was also found at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on September 3.
    It was by the east end of the RV cove (at the extreme northeast part of the reservoir).
    
    A ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach on September 3.
    Another was in Beverly Hills on September 4 along with two INDIGO BUNTINGS.
    
    San Clemente Island produced a number of good birds this past week.
    A BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was found on September 1, a TENNESSEE WARBLER and a CANADA WARBLER were present on September 2, a ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was seen on September 3, a LARK BUNTING was seen on September 4 and a CONNECTICUT WARBLER was found on
    September 5.
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
    
    EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
    
    For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website athttp://www.laaudubon.org
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  3. Likely Chimney Swift, LA River, Frogtown LINK
    DATE: Sep 1, 2018 @ 6:56pm, 18 day(s) ago
    Hi all, I feel fairly certain I had a Chimney Swift with a group of Barn Swallows and a single Vaux's along the LA River in Frogtown this morning. Mentioning it because if there are indeed Chimney Swifts around, birders have had success in past years in the late afternoon, viewing from nearby Elysian Park (Meadow Road overlook).
    
    Best, Andy Birch
    Los Feliz
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  5. Los Angeles RBA- 13 July 2018 LINK
    DATE: Jul 13, 2018 @ 3:28pm, 2 month(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *July 13, 2018 * CALA1807.13 -Birds mentioned FULVOUS WHISTLING-DUCK Inca Dove Chimney Swift Solitary Sandpiper Semipalmated Sandpiper Magnificent Frigatebird Summer Tanager California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form):http://www.californiabirds.org/ Enter your bird sightings on eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher atJonF60@... Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted -Transcript This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for July 13. A FULVOUS WHISTLING-DUCK was at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh in Playa del Rey from July 11-13.
    It is often near the blue dumpster near the intersection of Lincoln and Jefferson. An INCA DOVE continues at Col. Leon H. Washington Park in Los Angeles, being last reported on July 6. A CHIMNEY SWIFT was observed near Mt. Emma Road and 47th Street East in the Antelope Valley on July 4. A SOLITARY SANDPIPER was on the LA River in Glendale (adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area at Riverside Drive) on July 10. SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS (both adults) were at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required) on July 9 and along the LA River above the Willow Street crossing in Long Beach on July 11. A MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD was seen passing Pt. Dume in Malibu on July 10. A SUMMER TANAGER was seen at Charlton Flat in the San Gabriel Mountains on July 6. - end transcript Jon L Fisher Glendale, CA JonF60@... EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website athttp://www.laaudubon.org
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  7. Los Angeles RBA- 15 June 2018 LINK
    DATE: Jun 15, 2018 @ 3:22pm, 3 month(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *June 15, 2018 * CALA1806.15 -Birds mentioned Chimney Swift MASKED BOOBY Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Glaucous-winged Gull Vermilion Flycatcher Summer Tanager Indigo Bunting
    California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form):http://www.californiabirds.org/ Enter your bird sightings on eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher atJonF60@... Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted -Transcript This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for June 15. A CHIMNEY SWIFT was just east of Castaic Lake on June 9. A probable MASKED BOOBY was at the southeast end of Santa Catalina Island on June 11.
    There is some possibility that this bird is a MASKED/NAZCA BOOBY. A YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was still at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh near Playa Vista through June 9.
    The marsh is at the corner of Lincoln and Jefferson. A GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL continued at Lake Balboa in the San Fernando Valley through June 8. A VERMILION FLYCATCHER was along the Playa Vista Riparian Corridor below Loyola Marymount University on June 9. Four more VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continued along the east edge of the Castaic Sports Complex through June 6. An immature male SUMMER TANAGER was at St. Andrew's Priory near Valyermo on June 9.
    Another SUMMER TANAGER was at Madrona Marsh in Torrance on June 9. An INDIGO BUNTING was on San Clemente Island from June 5-6. - end transcript Jon L Fisher Glendale, CA JonF60@... EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website athttp://www.laaudubon.org
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  9. Los Angeles RBA- 8 June 2018 LINK
    DATE: Jun 8, 2018 @ 3:14pm, 3 month(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *June 8, 2018 * CALA1806.08 -Birds mentioned Common Merganser Chimney Swift Whimbrel Dunlin Eastern Kingbird Purple Martin Varied Thrush Baltimore Oriole American Redstart Northern Parula Rose-breasted Grosbeak California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form):http://www.californiabirds.org/ Enter your bird sightings on eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher atJonF60@... Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted -Transcript This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for June 8. Late or potentially summering COMMON MERGANSERS were at Quail Lake on June 2 and at the Rowena Reservoir in Los Feliz on June 3. A CHIMNEY SWIFT was reported at El Dorado Park in Long Beach on June 2. An EASTERN KINGBIRD continued at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB through June 1 near Friends Pond.
    A WHIMBREL was nearby at Duckbill Lake on June 1 and a DUNLIN was present on June 7.
    Remember that a letter of permission is required for entry. A PURPLE MARTIN was at Victoria Park in Carson on June 2. A late VARIED THRUSH was at the Sepulveda Basin on June 2 by the restrooms northeast of the wildlife area north entrance. An apparent immature male BALTIMORE ORIOLE was along the Playa Vista Riparian Corridor on June 1.
    The bird was on the slope below the northeast corner of Loyola Marymount University. A ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was at a residence in Claremont on June 6. San Clemente Island produced a BALTIMORE ORIOLE present from June 1-2, a ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK on June 2 and a CHIMNEY SWIFT, an AMERICAN REDSTART and a NORTHERN PARULA on June 4. - end transcript Jon L Fisher Glendale, CA JonF60@... EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website athttp://www.laaudubon.org
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  11. Los Angeles RBA- 1 June 2018 LINK
    DATE: Jun 1, 2018 @ 2:45pm, 4 month(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *June 1, 2018 * CALA1806.01 -Birds mentioned Common Merganser Chimney Swift Arctic Tern Vermilion Flycatcher Dusky-capped Flycatcher Tropical Kingbird Eastern Kingbird Purple Martin Baltimore Oriole Black-and-white Warbler American Redstart Hepatic Tanager Summer Tanager Rose-breasted Grosbeak California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form):http://www.californiabirds.org/ Enter your bird sightings on eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher atJonF60@... Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted -Transcript This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for June 1. Five COMMON MERGANSERS were at Castaic Lake on May 28. A CHIMNEY SWIFT was seen along the LA River just above the Los Feliz crossing in Glendale/Atwater Village through May 26.
    Park in the golf course parking lot off Los Feliz and walk up the berm to the river. An ARCTIC TERN was at the Piute Ponds (on Big Piute) on Edwards AFB on May 31.
    An EASTERN KINGBIRD was also reported from Piute on May 31.
    Remember that a letter of permission is required for entry. A continuing male VERMILION FLYCATCHER was at Castaic Lagoon on May 28. The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER that wintered at Ladera Park was reported there through May 27. The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at Entradero Park in Torrance continued around the pond through May 29.
    PURPLE MARTINS included two at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB from May 25-26 and two over the west Antelope Valley on May 30. A male BALTIMORE ORIOLE was on San Clemente Island on May 28. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB on May 28. An AMERICAN REDSTART was at 961 Richmond Drive in Claremont on May 26. A female type HEPATIC TANAGER was at Chilao Flat in the San Gabriel Mountains on May 26.
    It was along the main road between Little Pines Campground and the main Chilao Campground. A male SUMMER TANAGER was at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach on May 25. ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAKS were on San Clemente Island from May 25-26 and again on May 31, at Leo Carillo State Park by campsite 61 on May 27, at Portuguese Bend Reserve from May 27-28 and at the South Coast Botanic Garden on May 28 (by
    Creek Lane and Tram Road). - end transcript Jon L Fisher Glendale, CA JonF60@... EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website athttp://www.laaudubon.org
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  13. Los Angeles RBA- 25 May 2018 LINK
    DATE: May 25, 2018 @ 10:42am, 4 month(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *May 25, 2018 * CALA1805.25
    
     -Birds mentioned
    
    Chimney Swift Neotropic Cormorant Brown Pelican Yellow-crowned Night-Heron California Condor Dusky-capped Flycatcher Tropical Kingbird Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Purple Martin Bank Swallow Baltimore Oriole Ovenbird Northern Waterthrush Black-and-white Warbler Summer Tanager
    
     California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form):http://www.californiabirds.org/
    
     Enter your bird sightings on eBird:http://ebird.org/content/ebird
    
     Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher atJonF60@... Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
     -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for May 25.
    
    At least one CHIMNEY SWIFT was seen along the LA River just above the Los Feliz crossing in Glendale/Atwater Village from May 21-23.
    Park in the golf course parking lot off Los Feliz, or at North Atwater Park and walk down to Los Feliz.
    
    Continuing at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through May 19 was a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT.
    It has usually been near the north shore of the reservoir, sometimes across from the RV Park.
    A PURPLE MARTIN was at the northeast corner of the lake on May 20.
    
    The BROWN PELICAN at Lake Balboa in the San Fernando Valley was observed through May 22.
     A YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continued at Sim's Pond Bio Reserve in Long Beach through May 20.
    
    Eight CALIFORNIA CONDORS were seen near Castaic along the Old Ridge Route on May 19.
    
    The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER that wintered at Ladera Park was reported through May 20.
    
    The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at Entradero Park in Torrance continued around the pond through May 21.
     A SCISSOR-TAILED FYCATCHER was at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB from May 19-20 on the north side of Duckbill Lake.
    A NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was at the south Ducks Unlimited Pond on May 20.
    A letter of permission is required for entry.
    
    A BANK SWALLOW was at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh (corner of Lincoln and Jefferson) near Playa Vista on May 21.
    
    A male SUMMER TANAGER was seen briefly at the LA County Natural History Museum Nature Gardens on May 23.
    
    San Clemente Island reported an OVENBIRD, a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER and BALTIMORE ORIOLE on May 23.
    
     - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher Glendale, CA JonF60@...
    
     EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
    
    For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website athttp://www.laaudubon.org
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  15. Chimney Swift, LA River, Atwater Village LINK
    DATE: May 23, 2018 @ 2:25pm, 4 month(s) ago
    For would-be Chimney Swift viewers who don't relish the challenge of sifting through a hundred swirling swifts and swallows, the best time is early in the mornings when there are very few or no White-throated Swifts at this location (usually just the chaetura and fewer swallows). This morning, there were 3 Vaux's in view almost constantly and the Chimney would cruise in on bowed wings every 10 mins or so. It was an ideal time to try and get some comparison shots between the 2 species (although not easy with a point and shoot). I have posted a couple of comparison shots of both species photographed within minutes of each other this morning on the checklist below. The bottom of the 2 comparisons is relatively in focus and may be helpful to others here, conveying the general shape and impression. What's not conveyed is scale. In real life, the Chimney is noticeably larger than the Vaux's:
    
    https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45958120 .
    
    The Chimney is considerably larger and darker with a slower, cruising flight pattern compared to the more frantic bat-like flapping of the Vaux's. Once you've been there long enough to get neck-ache and get familiar with both species, the Chimney can easily be picked out with the naked eye among the Vaux's.
    
    There is parking at the Los Feliz Golf Course (big EATS sign by side of road) on the east side of the river (and north side of Los Feliz Blvd). You can enter the LA River bike path from that parking lot. I've personally found best viewing on the bike path immediately north of the bridge (east side of the river).
    
    Best, Andy Birch
    Los Feliz
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  17. Re: [LACoBirds] Chimney Swift at LA River, Atwater Village LINK
    DATE: May 23, 2018 @ 1:33pm, 4 month(s) ago
    For would-be Chimney Swift viewers who don't relish the challenge of sifting through a hundred swirling swifts and swallows, the best time is early in the mornings when there are very few or no White-throated Swifts at this location (usually just the chaetura and fewer swallows). This morning, there were 3 Vaux's in view almost constantly and the Chimney would cruise in on bowed wings every 10 mins or so. It was an ideal time to try and get some comparison shots between the 2 species (although not easy with a point and shoot). I have posted a couple of comparison shots of both species photographed within minutes of each other this morning on the checklist below. The bottom of the 2 comparisons is relatively in focus and may be helpful to others here, conveying the general shape and impression. What's not conveyed is scale. In real life, the Chimney is noticeably larger than the Vaux's:
    
    https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45958120 .
    
    The Chimney is considerably larger and darker with a slower, cruising flight pattern compared to the more frantic bat-like flapping of the Vaux's. Once you've been there long enough to get neck-ache and get familiar with both species, the Chimney can easily be picked out with the naked eye among the Vaux's.
    
    There is parking at the Los Feliz Golf Course on the east side of the river (and north of Los Feliz Blvd) and you can enter the LA River bike path from that parking lot. I've personally found best viewing on the bike path immediately north of the bridge (east side of the river).
    
    Best, Andy Birch
    Los Feliz
    
    On Monday, May 21, 2018, 10:56:47 PM PDT, Andrew Birch wrote:
    
    A Chimney Swift was still present this evening at the LA River by the Los Feliz Blvd bridge. We were able to get excellent views in direct comparison with Vaux's and White-throateds often at eye level and below us as it fed along the river. In comparison with Vaux's (often with the naked eye), it is a noticeably larger, longer-winged, longer-tailed, all dark swift. Heard to give a sweet chatter at one point.
    
    There is parking at the Los Feliz Golf Course on the east side of the river and you can enter the LA River bike path from that parking lot.
    
    Best, Andy Birch
    Los Feliz
    
    On Monday, May 21, 2018, 10:05:42 AM PDT, Andrew Birch andyrbirch@... [LACoBirds] wrote:
    
     Hi all, wanted to get the word out in case anyone was in the
    area and wanted to check them out. I believe there might possibly be 2 Chimney Swifts
    with at least 1 Vaux’s feeding over the LA River immediately north of Los Feliz
    Blvd. For anyone who tried for the Cassin’s/Blue-headed Vireo earlier in the
    year, it’s the same place. You can park at the golf course parking lot (there’s
    a café there with a big EAT sign) and enter the river bike path. Birds were
    fairly low feeding both over the river and also over Los Feliz bridge. The birds
    in question appear slightly larger, bulkier, darker and had a slower flight
    with more gliding and appeared less frantic than the Vaux’s. Have some poor pics, which
    I will look through tonight - one of which straight off the camera is posted
    with my eBird report here that appears to show bulging primaries (although not sure if that's an iron-clad feature...). Obviously, in the overcast conditions all the swifts look dark and maybe larger too. But these birds looked sufficiently different from the Vaux's that I thought it was worth posting in case anyone wants to look: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45896730
    
    Best, Andy Birch
    Los Feliz
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  19. Re: [LACoBirds] Chimney Swift at LA River, Atwater Village LINK
    DATE: May 21, 2018 @ 10:56pm, 4 month(s) ago
    A Chimney Swift was still present this evening at the LA River by the Los Feliz Blvd bridge. We were able to get excellent views in direct comparison with Vaux's and White-throateds often at eye level and below us as it fed along the river. In comparison with Vaux's (often with the naked eye), it is a noticeably larger, longer-winged, longer-tailed, all dark swift. Heard to give a sweet chatter at one point.
    
    There is parking at the Los Feliz Golf Course on the east side of the river and you can enter the LA River bike path from that parking lot.
    
    Best, Andy Birch
    Los Feliz
    
    On Monday, May 21, 2018, 10:05:42 AM PDT, Andrew Birch andyrbirch@... [LACoBirds] wrote:
    
     Hi all, wanted to get the word out in case anyone was in the
    area and wanted to check them out. I believe there might possibly be 2 Chimney Swifts
    with at least 1 Vaux’s feeding over the LA River immediately north of Los Feliz
    Blvd. For anyone who tried for the Cassin’s/Blue-headed Vireo earlier in the
    year, it’s the same place. You can park at the golf course parking lot (there’s
    a café there with a big EAT sign) and enter the river bike path. Birds were
    fairly low feeding both over the river and also over Los Feliz bridge. The birds
    in question appear slightly larger, bulkier, darker and had a slower flight
    with more gliding and appeared less frantic than the Vaux’s. Have some poor pics, which
    I will look through tonight - one of which straight off the camera is posted
    with my eBird report here that appears to show bulging primaries (although not sure if that's an iron-clad feature...). Obviously, in the overcast conditions all the swifts look dark and maybe larger too. But these birds looked sufficiently different from the Vaux's that I thought it was worth posting in case anyone wants to look: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45896730
    
    Best, Andy Birch
    Los Feliz
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  21. Bank Swallow (I think) at Ballona Freshwater Marsh LINK
    DATE: May 21, 2018 @ 11:00am, 4 month(s) ago
    While Andy Birch is finding Chimney Swifts in his 5MR, I was in my 5MR this morning at Ballona Freshwater Marsh in a slight mist, and believe I saw at least one Bank Swallow. Amongst the Barn, Tree, Cliff, and Rough-winged swallows working the water from the west end to the elbow, I spotted a brown swallow with a distinct brown chest band, and white curving up back behind the eye and before the wing, that distinguished it from the female tree swallows. Fuzzy photos in the following checklist.
    https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45898439
    
    Kevin Lapp Culver City
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  23. Interesting chaetura swifts at LA River, Atwater Village LINK
    DATE: May 21, 2018 @ 10:05am, 4 month(s) ago
    Hi all, wanted to get the word out in case anyone was in the
    area and wanted to check them out. I believe there might possibly be 2 Chimney Swifts
    with at least 1 Vaux’s feeding over the LA River immediately north of Los Feliz
    Blvd. For anyone who tried for the Cassin’s/Blue-headed Vireo earlier in the
    year, it’s the same place. You can park at the golf course parking lot (there’s
    a café there with a big EAT sign) and enter the river bike path. Birds were
    fairly low feeding both over the river and also over Los Feliz bridge. The birds
    in question appear slightly larger, bulkier, darker and had a slower flight
    with more gliding and appeared less frantic than the Vaux’s. Have some poor pics, which
    I will look through tonight - one of which straight off the camera is posted
    with my eBird report here that appears to show bulging primaries (although not sure if that's an iron-clad feature...). Obviously, in the overcast conditions all the swifts look dark and maybe larger too. But these birds looked sufficiently different from the Vaux's that I thought it was worth posting in case anyone wants to look: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45896730
    
    Best, Andy Birch
    Los Feliz
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  25. Los Angeles RBA- 15 July 2016 LINK
    DATE: Jul 15, 2016 @ 1:23pm, 2 year(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA * July 15, 2016 * CALA1607.15  
     
    -Birds mentioned
     
    Brant
    Red-breasted Merganser
    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
    Sora
    Spotted Dove
    Inca Dove
    Chimney Swift
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Rose-breasted Grosbeak
    Indigo Bunting
    
    California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form): 
    http://www.californiabirds.org/
     
     
    Enter your bird sightings on eBird:   http://ebird.org/content/ebird
     
     
    Hotline:  Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
    E-mail reports to:  Jon Fisher at
    JonF60@...
    
    Coverage:  Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
     
     
    -Transcript
     
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for July 15.
     
    A BRANT was at the Lancaster Water Treatment Plant from July 9-11. 
    Birders are welcome between 7:00AM and 3:00PM.  Be sure to check in at the new office location and let staff know that you are birding.  From the facility entrance on the north side of Ave. D just east of
    the 14 Freeway, go north to the second intersection and office parking area.  The office itself is at the northeast corner of the building.
     
    The RED-BREASTED MERGANSER at Lake Balboa in the San Fernando Valley continued through July 9.
     
    The YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continues at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh.  It is most often seen at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh from along the path south of the intersection of Jefferson and Lincoln and was seen
    here through July 9.
     
    A SORA has been at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB from July 6-12.  It was last reported north of the east end of Big Piute.
     
    Four INCA DOVES and a SPOTTED DOVE were at Col. Leon H. Washington Park in Los Angeles on July 12.  Another SPOTTED DOVE was at Huntington Park Municipal Park on July 13.
     
    A CHIMNEY SWIFT was seen from Flat Rock Point on the Palos Verdes Peninsula on July 8.
     
    At least three VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continue at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora.  They were reported through July 10.
     
    A ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was on San Clemente Island on July 9.
     
    At Malibu Creek State Park, the male INDIGO BUNTING continued through July 9.  It is being seen near the grassland trail near where it departs the main pathway to the Visitor’s Center.
     
     
    - end transcript
     
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
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  27. Chimney Swift sighting & a question LINK
    DATE: Jul 8, 2016 @ 12:16pm, 2 year(s) ago
    A Chimney Swift (80% sure) was seen (and briefly heard) this morning at PV coast. For detail please see my ebird list: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30600258
    
    I remember one was reported a couple of days ago at Madrona Marsh. So look out !
    
    I also have a question. This bird looks pretty worn and in molting. Can we say it's a post-breeding adult bird supposedly on the way to the winter ground I guess I am just confused why it's here.
    
    Jun & Bin
    Redondo Beach
    12:10 pm
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  29. Claremonnt Chaetura swift LINK
    DATE: Jun 14, 2016 @ 8:00am, 2 year(s) ago
    Greetings,
    Yesterday at 5:00 p.m.(Monday 6/13/2016) I was in my driveway when I noticed a flock of swallows over Wheeler Park, Claremont. During June/July/August swallows are very uncommon in this neighborhood, so I grabbed the binoculars and scanned the flock. The first thing that surprised me was that looking through the binoculars I could see that the flock of 8 to 10 swallows was actually a flock of at least 100 birds. The second thing was that one-maybe two- were Chaetura swifts, along with a White throated Swift. Their size, shape, and flight style visible, but I was looking into the sun, and could not observe plumage patterns.
    A few years ago in July or August I had a lone Chimney Swift over the park a few days after returning from a work trip to Houston, where they were common, and cooperative, so the difference between Vaux's and Chimney was still fresh in my mind...
    
    Thomas Geza Miko
    653 S. Indian Hill Blvd.,#C
    Claremont CA 91711
    
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