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  1. Los Angeles RBA- 8 February 2018 LINK
    DATE: Feb 8, 2018 @ 4:53pm, 10 day(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *February 8, 2018 * CALA1802.08
    
     -Birds mentioned
    
    Tundra Swan “Eurasian” Green-winged Teal White-winged Scoter Black Scoter Red-necked Grebe Inca Dove White-winged Dove Pacific Golden-Plover Yellow-crowned Night-Heron California Condor Lewis’s Woodpecker Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Pacific-slope Flycatcher Eastern Phoebe Dusky-capped Flycatcher Ash-throated Flycatcher Tropical Kingbird Cassin’s Vireo Pacific Wren Sage Thrasher Swamp Sparrow White-throated Sparrow Dark-eyed “Gray-headed” Junco RUSTY BLACKBIRD Ovenbird Black-and-white Warbler Lucy’s Warbler Nashville Warbler American Redstart Chestnut-sided Warbler Palm Warbler Pine Warbler Painted Redstart Summer Tanager Black-headed 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 at
    
    JonF60@... Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
     -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for February 8.
    
     The TUNDRA SWAN at the Piute Ponds (usually on the Ducks Unlimited Pond) on Edwards AFB continued through February 6. A letter of permission is required for entry.
    
    Male “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL continued along the LA River in Glendale, adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area (through February 7) and at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds
    in Pico Rivera (last reported on February 2).
    
    Among the many scoters off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo, four BLACK SCOTERS and a single WHITE-WINGED SCOTER were found on February 6 (all between Hyperion Bluff and Grand Ave.).
    
    The RED-NECKED GREBE at Castaic Lagoon was reported through February 5.
    
    A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was at Col. Leon H. Washington Park in Los Angeles on February 2. An INCA DOVE continues at the park, being last reported along Maie Avenue on February 6. A LUCY’S WARBLER
    was found here on February 4 north of the pool.
    
    A continuing PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER was at Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through February 4, generally in the area north of the Snowy Plover enclosure.
    
    The immature YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Topanga Beach Lagoon continued through February 1.
    
    A CALIFORNIA CONDOR was along Interstate 5 at Smokey Bear Road on February 4 and two were at Quail Lake southeast of Gorman on February 3.
    
    A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was at De Forest Park in Long Beach from February 1-2 in eucalyptus south of the tennis courts.
    
    A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER was at O’Melveny in Granada Hills on January 31.
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh inTorrance was reported through February 6 near the "Chevron corner" (the area of the preserve opposite the Chevrongas station, corner of Sepulveda
    and Madrona). An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was reported through February 4 and a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER alsocontinued here through February 4. Official Preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday, but access can often be had outside those hours.
    
    The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at Ladera Park in Ladera Heights was reported through February 4 around the picnic area at the north end of the park.
    
    The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at North Weddington Park in Toluca Lake was seen through February 4. It has been along the path behind the Recreation Center building.
    
    The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at Runnymeade Park in Winnetka continued through February 6 (in the pines and sycamores around the blue fountain).
     A CASSIN’S VIREO continued at Mountain View Park in Burbank through February 2. Another CASSIN’S VIREO was at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles on February 4 on the west edge
    of the central lawn area.
    
    A PACIFIC WREN was along the San Gabriel River West Fork off Highway 39 north of Azusa on February 3. It was opposite mile marker 1.8 (west of Highway 39).
    
    A SAGE THRASHER and a continuing BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK were at Malaga Dunes in Palos Verdes Estates on February 7.
    
    Another SAGE THRASHER was at Forest Lawn in Glendale on February 8 below the museum.
    
    Continuing through February 7 at Frank Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas was a SWAMP SPARROW on the north side of the lake. It is being seen at the small pond east of the green pier near
    the far northeast corner of the lake.
    
    A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia (at the east edge of Tallac Knoll) through February 4. Another continued at the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area
    west of the Japanese Garden also through February 4.
    
    A DARK-EYED “GRAY-HEADED” JUNCO was at Chilao Flat in the San Gabriel Mountains on February 3. At least a half dozen LEWIS’S WOODPECKERS continue at Chilao, near the start of the Manzanita
    Loop Campground turnoff.
    
    The RUSTY BLACKBIRD continued around the lower pond at Almansor Park in Alhambra through February 5.
     The OVENBIRD continued at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont through February 6. It has been north of the Indian Hill area, Google Earth coordinates
    34.115614,-117.715920.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at DeForest Park in Long Beach through February 6 north of the administration buildings and restrooms. A NASHVILLE WARBLER was at DeForest on February
    2 and a female SUMMER TANAGER was near the soccer field restrooms on February 3.
    
    The female AMERICAN REDSTART at El Dorado Park in Long Beach was seen through February 6. Entering from Studebaker (north of Willow), park in the lot behind the softball fields. The bird
    has been in eucalyptus trees and shrubs around the west side maintenance yard next to the golf course.
    
    A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER near Wheeler Park in Claremont continued through February 7. It is usually south of the intersection of Geneva and Doane, and was last reported at 645 Geneva.
    
    The PALM WARBLER at Entradero Park in Torrance continued through February 1 around the pond. On February 7, a TROPICAL KINGBIRD was found around the pond area.
    
    A PINE WARBLER was at Sherman Oaks Park in Van Nuys on February 2. It was on the east side of the Little League fields, south of Magnolia.
    
    The PAINTED REDSTART at Culver City Park continued through February 5. Its usual spot is between Botts Field and the Culver Little League Field.
    
    
     - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher Glendale, CA JonF60@...
    
     EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
    
    For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website at
    
    http://www.laaudubon.org
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  3. Los Angeles RBA- 1 February 2018 LINK
    DATE: Feb 1, 2018 @ 3:48pm, 17 day(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *February 1, 2018 * CALA1802.01
    
     -Birds mentioned
    
    Tundra Swan “Eurasian” Green-winged Teal Inca Dove Common Ground-Dove Pacific Golden-Plover Glaucous Gull Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker Gray Flycatcher Pacific-slope Flycatcher Eastern Phoebe Dusky-capped Flycatcher Ash-throated Flycatcher Tropical Kingbird Cassin’s Vireo Pacific Wren Sage Thrasher Swamp Sparrow Baltimore Oriole RUSTY BLACKBIRD Ovenbird Black-and-white Warbler American Redstart Chestnut-sided Warbler Palm Warbler Painted Redstart Summer Tanager Rose-breasted Grosbeak Black-headed 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 at
    
    JonF60@... Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
     -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for February 1.
    
    The TUNDRA SWAN at the Piute Ponds (usually on the Ducks Unlimited Pond) on Edwards AFB continued through January 30. A letter of permission is required for entry.
    
    The male “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL continued along the LA River in Glendale, adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area. It was last seen where the channel bottom transitions from smooth
    to rocky (below the confluence of the LA River and Burbank Channel).
    
    An INCA DOVE continued at Col. Leon H. Washington Park in Los Angeles through January 27.
    
    A COMMON GROUND-DOVE continued on the west side of the San Gabriel River at Trabuco Street on January 27, just south of the horse exercise area.
    
    A continuing PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER was at Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through January 28, generally in the area north of the Snowy Plover enclosure.
    
    The first cycle GLAUCOUS GULL continued in Pico Rivera through January 27. It has been seen at both the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds (between Whittier and Washington- easy
    access is at the east end of Mines Ave. east of Passons Blvd.) and at the Rio Hondo basins at the opposite (west) end of Mines, visible from Canford St.. Late morning or afternoon generally seems to be better
    for good numbers of gulls here.
    
    The immature YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Topanga Beach Lagoon continued through January 26.
    
    A NORTHERN “YELLOW-SHAFTED” FLICKER continued at Rosedale Cemetery in Los Angeles through January 30.
     GRAY FLYCATCHERS were in the southeast area of Valhalla Memorial Park in Burbank from January 26-29 and continuing at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia (in the peninsula area west
    of the parking lot) on January 28.
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh inTorrance was reported through January 30 near the "Chevron corner" (the area of the preserve opposite the Chevrongas station, corner of Sepulveda
    and Madrona). An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was reported through January 30 and a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER alsocontinued here through January 28. Official Preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday, but access can often be had outside those hours.
    
    The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at Runnymeade Park in Winnetka continued through January 28 (in pines around the blue fountain).
     Another DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER was at North Weddington Park in Toluca Lake from January 27-29. It was along the path behind the Rec. Center building.
    
    The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at Ladera Park in Ladera Heights was reported through January 31.
    
    A TROPICAL KINGBIRD was found at El Segundo Recreation Park on January 31. It was seen inside the fence near the southwest corner.
    
    A CASSIN’S VIREO was at Mountain View Park in Burbank on January 30 in the north part of the park.
    
    A PACIFIC WREN continued in El Prieto Canyon above Altadena through January 27. Another continued in Big Santa Anita Canyon above Arcadia on January 31, below cabin 49.
    
    Coastal slope SAGE THRASHERS included one continuing in the upper part of Abalone Cove Reserve on the Palos Verdes Peninsula through January 29 and one at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas
    on January 27 (Kikos Trail southeast of restroom 11).
    
    Continuing at Frank Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas was a SWAMP SPARROW on the north side of the lake through January 30. It is being seen at the small pond east of the green pier near
    the far northeast corner of the lake. Not far away, an AMERICAN REDSTART continued through January 30 along the “Jungle Trail” at the extreme northeast part of the lake. A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER was in this same area through January 27.
     The RUSTY BLACKBIRD continued around the lower pond at Almansor Park in Alhambra through January 28.
     An OVENBIRD continued at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont through January 27. It has been north of the Indian Hill area, Google Earth coordinates
    34.115614,-117.715920.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at the Arboretum in Arcadia through January 26 (at the top of Tallac Knoll).
    
    A female AMERICAN REDSTART was at El Dorado Park East in Long Beach on January 28.
    
    A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER near Wheeler Park in Claremont continued through January 29. It was most recently reported south of the intersection of Geneve and Doane.
    
    The PALM WARBLER at Entradero Park in Torrance continued through January 28 around the pond.
    
    The PAINTED REDSTART at Culver City Park continued throughJanuary 29. Its usual spot is between Botts Field and the Culver Little League Field. An immature male SUMMER TANAGER was at the
    park in this same area on January 28.
    
    The female SUMMER TANAGER continued at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles through January 30. It has been around units 5353 and 5263. This is private property, but birders are
    welcome. Please be thoughtful of the residents.
    
    At the Japanese Garden at the Veteran’s Administration in West Los Angeles, a male ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was found on January 27, two BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAKS were present from January 28-29
    and an immature male BALTIMORE ORIOLE was seen from January 27-29.
    
     - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher Glendale, CA JonF60@...
    
     EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
    
    For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website at
    
    http://www.laaudubon.org
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  5. Los Angeles RBA- 5 January 2018 LINK
    DATE: Jan 5, 2018 @ 10:14am, 44 day(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *January 5, 2018 * CALA1801.05
    
     -Birds mentioned
    
    Tundra Swan Cackling Goose “Eurasian” Green-winged Teal Common Merganser Red-necked Grebe Pacific Golden-Plover Neotropic Cormorant California Condor Pacific-slope Flycatcher Eastern Phoebe Vermilion Flycatcher Dusky-capped Flycatcher Ash-throated Flycatcher Western Kingbird Bell’s Vireo Pacific Wren Sage Thrasher Green-tailed Towhee Grasshopper Sparrow Swamp Sparrow White-throated Sparrow Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco Dark-eyed “Gray-headed” Junco RUSTY BLACKBIRD Ovenbird Black-and-white Warbler American Redstart Northern Parula Magnolia Warbler Palm Warbler Painted Redstart Summer Tanager Black-headed 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 at
    
    JonF60@... Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
     -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for January 5.
    
    The TUNDRA SWAN at the Piute Ponds (on the Ducks Unlimited Pond) on Edwards AFB continued through January 4. Remember that a letter of permission is required
    for entry.
    
    A CACKLING GOOSE continued at Almansor Park in Alhambra through January 3.
    
    The“EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEALalong the LA River adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale continued through January 1. Likewise did another at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin
    Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera through January 1.
    
    A COMMON MERGANSER was at Malibu Lagoon on January 1.
    
    A continuing PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER was at Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through January 4 north of the Snowy Plover enclosure.
    
    Continuing at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia was a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (usually seen on the island at the north end of the north lake) through January 3. In the willows at
    the north end of the north lake (mainly in the area west of the inflow channel) were a continuingBLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, a NORTHERN PARULA and a MAGNOLIA WARBLER all seen through January 2. A BELL’S VIREO was reported here through December 29.
    
    The RED-NECKED GREBE continued at Castaic Lagoon through January 4.
    
    Two CALIFORNIA CONDORS were seen above Interstate 5 south of Pyramid Lake on December 30.
    
    At Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas, a PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER continued in the northeast part of the park(at the northeast part of the "jungle trail") through December 30.Also continuing
    at Bonelli was a SWAMP SPARROW on the north side of the lake. It was last reported near the small dried pond east of the small green pier on January 4.
     The AMERICAN REDSTART and NORTHERN PARULA also continued at Bonelli through January 4. They are near the extreme northeast part of the lake accessed from the “jungle trail”. They are usually
    seen in an oak and an ash tree along the eastern edge of the lake inflow channel. The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh inTorrance was reported through January 3 near the "Chevron corner" (the area of the preserve opposite the Chevrongas station, corner of Sepulveda and
    Madrona). An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER and a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER alsocontinue at the marsh. A WESTERN KINGBIRD continued, being last reported on January 2 as did a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW (along the north fence) through December 30. Official Preserve hours
    are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.
    
    Another EASTERN PHOEBE continued at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through December 31. It has been on the north shore by the restroom at the easternmost group camping area.
    
    VERMILION FLYCATCHERS were at Castaic Lagoon and at the Castaic Sports Complex (three birds continuing by the athletic fields) on December 30. Another continued at Colorado Lagoon in Long
    Beach (a female along the fence next to the golf course) through January 3.
    
    DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHERS continued on the east side of Ladera Park in Ladera Heights through January 2, at Runnymeade Park in Winnetka through January 4 and at Creek Park in La Mirada through
    January 4.
    
    A PACIFIC WREN was at Hoegee’s Campground along the Winter Creek Mt. Wilson trail from Chantry Flat/Big Santa Anita Canyon on December 31.
    
    A SAGE THRASHER was in Wilmington on December 30, northwest of the corner of Anchorage and Shore Roads.
    
    A continuing GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was at the Huntington Gardens in San Marino through December 29. It was seen in the parking lot near the main entrance. Another continued at a residence
    in Altadena through January 3.
    
    WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were along Sand Canyon Road in Santa Clarita on December 30, two were at Castaic Lagoon the same day (one by the campground on the east side of the lagoon and the
    other on the west side just east of the headquarters building), one was in the Rose Garden at Decsanso Gardens in La Canada through January 1, another continued at the Mineral Wells Picnic Area in Griffith Park through January 1 and one continued at Montrose
    Community Park through January 3.
    
    A DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO was found at Gloria Heer Park in Rowland Heights on December 30.
    
    A DARK-EYED “GRAY-HEADED” JUNCO was at Kin Gillette Ranch near Calabasas on January 1.
    
    The RUSTY BLACKBIRD continued around the lower pond at Almansor Park in Alhambra through January 4.
    
    The OVENBIRD at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont continued through January 4. It has been in a grove of oak trees in the area north of the Indian Hill Mesa.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER (through January 3) and a PALM WARBLER (through January 1) continued at DeForest Park in Long Beach. They have been around the administration/restroom buildings
    near the north end of the park.
    
    Another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at El Segundo Library Park through January 4.
    
    The PAINTED REDSTART at Culver City Park continued through January 3. Its usual spot is between Botts Field and the Culver Little League Field.
    
    The SUMMER TANAGER at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles continued through January 1 on the west side of unit 5353. Another SUMMER TANAGER was at the Los Angeles Country Club
    on January 2.
    
    A female SUMMER TANAGER was at the Lakeside Village in Culver City on January 2.
    
    A BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK continues in Sierra Madre, being last reported on January 2.
    
    
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher Glendale, CA JonF60@...
    
     EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
    
    For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website at
    
    http://www.laaudubon.org
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  7. Re: [LACoBirds] South Bay CBC - Bell's Vireo LINK
    DATE: Dec 24, 2017 @ 2:11pm, 56 day(s) ago
    Oops, I forgot to list the members of my team: Merryl Edelstein, Kim
    Moore, and myself, one of the two teams covering the San Pedro
    area.
    
    Some other notes: Other than the Bell's Vireo, there wasn't much in the
    way of surprises in the regions my team covered, finding only expected
    species (Fox Sparrows being amongst the closest to uncommon in what we
    found). We didn't manage to count as many Golden-crowned Sparrows, Cedar
    Waxwings, and raptors as I would have liked, and no Black Skimmers. We
    did, however, get a nice high count of 89 Mew Gulls at Cabrillo Beach,
    which pleased me very much, since in previous recent PVP CBCs we ended up
    with really mediocre Mew Gull counts, unrepresentative of how many had
    each time been there just recently before. And the Semipalmated Plovers
    (which for the last 3-4 years have been present in the Cabrillo area
    pretty much year-round) obliged us very nicely; 10 of them showed up
    quite suddenly at Salinas de San Pedro.
    
    David Ellsworth
    
    San Pedro, CA
    
    At 2017-12-24 13:21, David Ellsworth davidells@... [LACoBirds]
    wrote:
    
    Also in this Palos Verdes
    Peninsula CBC, my team found a bird that, upon review of the video
    footage, turned out to be a Bell's Vireo. It was in the pine at
    33.71202°N,118.29676°W, in Angels Gate Park, observed from 11:51 -
    11:52am, on Dec 23.
    
    It has the broken pale eyering of a Bell's Vireo, which is more subtle
    than that of a Warbling Vireo, but like it, has a dark horizontal line
    running through the eye:
    
    https://kingbird.myphotos.cc/2017-12-23%2011_51_48%20-%20BEVI%20-%20face.jpg
    
    https://kingbird.myphotos.cc/2017-12-23%2011_51_49%20-%20BEVI%20-%20face.jpg
    
    It has a single white wingbar visible:
    
    https://kingbird.myphotos.cc/2017-12-23%2011_51_42%20-%20BEVI%20-%20wingbar..jpg
    
    https://kingbird.myphotos.cc/2017-12-23%2011_51_50%20-%20BEVI%20-%20wingbar..jpg
    
    (The fainter second wingbar was either hidden, or too faint to show up in
    the footage from this distance.)
    
    Its features are much more apparent when stepping slowly through the full
    video. There wasn't a single frame during which the entire body of the
    bird was visible at once; it was always mostly obstructed by pine needles
    and branches, so to see all of it as well as possible it's necessary to
    watch as it moves through the tree. I'll try to process the video into
    something that can be shared online in sufficient
    detail/quality.
    
    In the meantime here's a short animated GIF of part of the video:
    
    https://kingbird.myphotos.cc/2017-12-23%2011_51_25%20-%20BEVI.gif
    
    I tried to refind it this morning, unsuccessfully. It probably helped
    that yesterday was mostly cloudly, softening the lighting of the pine
    tree while the BEVI moved through it. Today was sunny.
    
    David Ellsworth
    
    San Pedro, CA
    
    At 2017-12-23 22:39, Thomas Miko thomas_miko@... [LACoBirds]
    wrote:
    
    
    Hi John,
    
    Sorry that we didn't attend the meeting, tonight. Rick Fisher and I
    covered Area Three instead of Jim Pike. Let me just say that I know Jim
    Pike, Jim Pike is a friend of mine, and Mister Quayle, I am no Jim
    Pike.
    
    We spent a lot of time walking around, and near the Palos Verdes Country
    Club i.e golf course, and areas west of there , but we did not find any
    of the usual exotic Arizona, Alaska or Newfoundland birds that Jim Pike
    usually finds there (Three-wattled Bellbird, Lapwing, Abbott's Booby,
    etc.). The only unknown interesting bird that we found was a female type
    Cassin's Finch. When Rick submits his photographs of the bird to Kimball
    to have it blessed then I guess the Palos Verdes folks will accept it.
    I'm going with just the calls of the bird which is what actually called
    my attention to it.
    
    Phil Carnel had a Brown Creeper across from us, on the other side of the
    golf course. At multiple steep, wet, lush locations I played the sound of
    Pacific Wren, and got no response. That, and we were told where to be at
    3 PM for a known hooded oriole that visits a lady's backyard every day at
    that time. The bird showed up 13 minutes late (in the words of Jar Jar
    Binks, "How wude!").
    
    Other than that, overall, it felt rather dreary and birdless, this year.
    We stared at a lot of birds and spent a lot of time listening and not
    finding anything interesting. We also spent a great deal of time staring
    at a ridiculous number of eucalyptus trees in vain, without finding a
    single sapsucker. The Malaga Cove section of the hill, especially around
    the intersection of PV Drive North and PV Drive West probably has several
    hundred eucalyptus trees.
    
    Tom Miko
    
    Claremont
    
    909.241.3300
    
    PS: what's with all of the Hermit Thrushes OMG, they were
    everywhere!
    
    From: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com
    on behalf of John Thomlinson
    la_limey_birder@... [LACoBirds]
    
    Sent: Saturday, December 23, 2017 9:10:36 PM
    
    To: LA Co Birds
    
    Subject: [LACoBirds] Notable South Bay CBC birds today, incl C.
    Goldeneye, Acorn Woodpecker
    
    
    
    
    
    Had a great CBC with Palos Verdes/South Bay Audubon today. Notable
    species were:
    
    Burrowing Owl (1 only, still, sadly). CSUDH campus, same location
    as previously reported to this group.
    
    Hooded Merganser (3). Dominguez Channel at Del Amo.
    
    Common Goldeneye (1). Dominguez Channel just south of 182nd
    St.
    
    Acorn Woodpecker (4). Roosevelt Cemetery on Vermont, just south of
    182nd St. Complete the loop and about half-way back (eastbound),
    stashing acorns from a live oak on the right of the road in a tree on the
    left.
    
    Wonderful birds among the urban blight.
    
    Happy Holidays to all,
    
    John
    
    John Thomlinson
    
    San Pedro and CSU Dominguez Hills
    
    "It is absolutely a crime for any man to die possessed of useful
    knowledge in which nobody shares." J.A.L. Waddell,
    1916.
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  9. South Bay CBC - Bell's Vireo LINK
    DATE: Dec 24, 2017 @ 1:21pm, 56 day(s) ago
    Also in this Palos Verdes Peninsula CBC, my team found a bird that, upon
    review of the video footage, turned out to be a Bell's Vireo. It was in
    the pine at 33.71202°N,118.29676°W, in Angels Gate Park, observed from
    11:51 - 11:52am, on Dec 23.
    
    It has the broken pale eyering of a Bell's Vireo, which is more subtle
    than that of a Warbling Vireo, but like it, has a dark horizontal line
    running through the eye:
    
    https://kingbird.myphotos.cc/2017-12-23%2011_51_48%20-%20BEVI%20-%20face.jpg
    
    https://kingbird.myphotos.cc/2017-12-23%2011_51_49%20-%20BEVI%20-%20face.jpg
    
    It has a single white wingbar visible:
    
    https://kingbird.myphotos.cc/2017-12-23%2011_51_42%20-%20BEVI%20-%20wingbar.jpg
    
    https://kingbird.myphotos.cc/2017-12-23%2011_51_50%20-%20BEVI%20-%20wingbar.jpg
    
    (The fainter second wingbar was either hidden, or too faint to show
    up in the footage from this distance.)
    
    Its features are much more apparent when stepping slowly through the full
    video. There wasn't a single frame during which the entire body of the
    bird was visible at once; it was always mostly obstructed by pine needles
    and branches, so to see all of it as well as possible it's necessary to
    watch as it moves through the tree. I'll try to process the video into
    something that can be shared online in sufficient
    detail/quality.
    
    In the meantime here's a short animated GIF of part of the video:
    
    https://kingbird.myphotos.cc/2017-12-23%2011_51_25%20-%20BEVI.gif
    
    I tried to refind it this morning, unsuccessfully. It probably helped
    that yesterday was mostly cloudly, softening the lighting of the pine
    tree while the BEVI moved through it. Today was sunny.
    
    David Ellsworth
    
    San Pedro, CA
    
    At 2017-12-23 22:39, Thomas Miko thomas_miko@... [LACoBirds]
    wrote:
    
    
    Hi John,
    
    Sorry that we didn't attend the meeting, tonight. Rick Fisher and I
    covered Area Three instead of Jim Pike. Let me just say that I know Jim
    Pike, Jim Pike is a friend of mine, and Mister Quayle, I am no Jim
    Pike.
    
    We spent a lot of time walking around, and near the Palos Verdes Country
    Club i.e golf course, and areas west of there , but we did not find any
    of the usual exotic Arizona, Alaska or Newfoundland birds that Jim Pike
    usually finds there (Three-wattled Bellbird, Lapwing, Abbott's Booby,
    etc.). The only unknown interesting bird that we found was a female type
    Cassin's Finch. When Rick submits his photographs of the bird to Kimball
    to have it blessed then I guess the Palos Verdes folks will accept it.
    I'm going with just the calls of the bird which is what actually called
    my attention to it.
    
    Phil Carnel had a Brown Creeper across from us, on the other side of the
    golf course. At multiple steep, wet, lush locations I played the sound of
    Pacific Wren, and got no response. That, and we were told where to be at
    3 PM for a known hooded oriole that visits a lady's backyard every day at
    that time. The bird showed up 13 minutes late (in the words of Jar Jar
    Binks, "How wude!").
    
    Other than that, overall, it felt rather dreary and birdless, this year.
    We stared at a lot of birds and spent a lot of time listening and not
    finding anything interesting. We also spent a great deal of time staring
    at a ridiculous number of eucalyptus trees in vain, without finding a
    single sapsucker. The Malaga Cove section of the hill, especially around
    the intersection of PV Drive North and PV Drive West probably has several
    hundred eucalyptus trees.
    
    Tom Miko
    
    Claremont
    
    909.241.3300
    
    PS: what's with all of the Hermit Thrushes OMG, they were
    everywhere!
    
    From: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com
    on behalf of John Thomlinson
    la_limey_birder@... [LACoBirds]
    
    Sent: Saturday, December 23, 2017 9:10:36 PM
    
    To: LA Co Birds
    
    Subject: [LACoBirds] Notable South Bay CBC birds today, incl C.
    Goldeneye, Acorn Woodpecker
    
    
    
    
    
    Had a great CBC with Palos Verdes/South Bay Audubon today. Notable
    species were:
    
    Burrowing Owl (1 only, still, sadly). CSUDH campus, same location
    as previously reported to this group.
    
    Hooded Merganser (3). Dominguez Channel at Del Amo.
    
    Common Goldeneye (1). Dominguez Channel just south of 182nd
    St.
    
    Acorn Woodpecker (4). Roosevelt Cemetery on Vermont, just south of
    182nd St. Complete the loop and about half-way back (eastbound),
    stashing acorns from a live oak on the right of the road in a tree on the
    left.
    
    Wonderful birds among the urban blight.
    
    Happy Holidays to all,
    
    John
    
    John Thomlinson
    
    San Pedro and CSU Dominguez Hills
    
    "It is absolutely a crime for any man to die possessed of useful
    knowledge in which nobody shares." J.A.L. Waddell,
    1916.
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  11. Re: [LACoBirds] Notable South Bay CBC birds today, incl C. Goldeneye, Acorn Woodpecker LINK
    DATE: Dec 23, 2017 @ 10:39pm, 57 day(s) ago
    Hi John,
    Sorry that we didn't attend the meeting, tonight. Rick Fisher and I covered Area Three instead of Jim Pike. Let me just say that I know Jim Pike, Jim Pike is a friend of mine, and Mister Quayle, I am no Jim Pike.
    We spent a lot of time walking around, and near the Palos Verdes Country Club i.e golf course, and areas west of there , but we did not find any of the usual exotic Arizona, Alaska or Newfoundland birds that Jim Pike usually finds
    there (Three-wattled Bellbird, Lapwing, Abbott's Booby, etc.). The only unknown interesting bird that we found was a female type Cassin's Finch. When Rick submits his photographs of the bird to Kimball to have it blessed then I guess the Palos Verdes folks
    will accept it. I'm going with just the calls of the bird which is what actually called my attention to it.
    Phil Carnel had a Brown Creeper across from us, on the other side of the golf course.At multiple steep, wet, lush locations I played the sound of Pacific Wren, and got no response. That, and we were told where to be at 3 PM for a
    known hooded oriole that visits a lady's backyard every day at that time. The bird showed up 13 minutes late (in the words of Jar Jar Binks, "How wude!").
    Other than that, overall, it felt rather dreary and birdless, this year. We stared at a lot of birds and spent a lot of time listening and not finding anything interesting. We also spent a great deal of time staring at a ridiculous number of eucalyptus
    trees in vain, without finding a single sapsucker. The Malaga Cove section of the hill, especially around the intersection of PV Drive North and PV Drive West probably has several hundred eucalyptus trees.
    Tom Miko
    Claremont
    909.241.3300
    PS: what's with all of the Hermit Thrushes OMG, they were everywhere!
    
    From: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com on behalf of John Thomlinson la_limey_birder@... [LACoBirds]
    
    Sent: Saturday, December 23, 2017 9:10:36 PM
    
    To: LA Co Birds
    
    Subject: [LACoBirds] Notable South Bay CBC birds today, incl C. Goldeneye, Acorn Woodpecker
    
     Had a great CBC with Palos Verdes/South Bay Audubon today. Notable species were:
    
    Burrowing Owl (1 only, still, sadly). CSUDH campus, same location as previously reported to this group.
    Hooded Merganser (3). Dominguez Channel at Del Amo.
    Common Goldeneye (1). Dominguez Channel just south of 182nd St.
    Acorn Woodpecker (4). Roosevelt Cemetery on Vermont, just south of 182nd St. Complete the loop and about half-way back (eastbound), stashing acorns from a live oak on the right of the road in a tree on the left.
    
    Wonderful birds among the urban blight.
    
    Happy Holidays to all,
    
    John
    
    John Thomlinson San Pedro and CSU Dominguez Hills
    "It is absolutely a crime for any man to die possessed of useful knowledge in which nobody shares." J.A.L. Waddell, 1916.
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  13. Los Angeles RBA- 21 December 2017 LINK
    DATE: Dec 21, 2017 @ 10:12pm, 59 day(s) ago
    - RBA
    
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    *December 21, 2017
    * CALA1712.21
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Tundra Swan
    "Eurasian" Green-winged Teal
    Red-necked Grebe
    Swainson's Hawk
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    Northern "Yellow-shafted" Flicker
    "Prairie" Merlin
    Eastern Phoebe
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    Ash-throated Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    
    WesternKingbird
    Pacific Wren
    Green-tailed Towhee
    "Red"Fox Sparrow
    Swamp Sparrow
    White-throated Sparrow
    RUSTY BLACKBIRD
    Hooded Oriole
    Black-and-white Warbler
    MacGillivray's Warbler
    American Redstart
    Northern Parula
    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 at
    
    JonF60@...
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
    
    -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for December 21.
    
    
    The TUNDRA SWAN at the Piute Ponds (Ducks Unlimited Pond) on Edwards AFB continued through December 21. Remember that a letter of permission is required for entry.
    
    The“EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL continued along the LA River adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale through December 16 and one
    at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera was reportedthrough December 15 .
    
    A RED-NECKED GREBE continued at Castaic Lagoon through December 18.
    
    
    A SWAINSON'S HAWK was at Brush Canyon in Griffith Park on December 14.
    
    A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was in Topanga on December 17.
    
    NORTHERN "YELLOW-SHAFTED" FLICKERS were at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena on December 16 and at Ernest E.Debs Park on December 16.
    
    A pale "Prairie" MERLIN was found at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on December 17.
    
    A DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER continued at Ladera Park in Ladera Heights through December 18. It has been on the east side of the Hillside Picnic Area east of the center of the park.
    
    Another DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER was at Runnymede Recreation Center in Canoga Park on December 16.
    
    An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through November 20. A WESTERN KINGBIRD was there on November 14. An EASTERN PHOEBE also continued through December 20. The BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER
    continued in the meadow area through December 20.
    
    VERMILION FLYCATCHERS were in the Sepulveda Basin (Bull Creek RestorationArea) on December 16, continuing at Colorado Lagoon through December 16 and by the north pond at the Golf Course in the Sepulveda Basin on
    December 16.
    
    A TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued in Area 3 of El Dorado Park through December16.
    
    PACIFIC WRENS were in Santa Anita Canyon (near Cabin 39) and along the nearbyWinter Creek Trail on December 16.
    
    GREEN-TAILED TOWHEES were in Altadena on December 16 and continuingin the parking lot at the Huntington Library in SanMarino through December 16.
    
    A “RED” FOX SPARROW continued at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena through December 16 by the Altadena Drain pond.
    
    A SWAMP SPARROW was at the confluence of the San Gabriel River and San Jose Creek on December 16.
    
    AWHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued at Montrose Community Park in Montrose through December 15.
    
    The RUSTY BLACKBIRD at Almansor Park in Alhambra continued through December 21. It has been seen mainlyby the lower pond.
    
    Another RUSTY BLACKBIRD was in the parking lot in front of the Starbucks at the entrance to Trancas Canyon on December 17.
    
    A HOODED ORIOLE was in the Sepulveda Basin on December 16 and another was at the north end of the desert garden at the Huntington Gardens in San Marino on December 16.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued on the west side of El Segundo Library Park in El Segundo through December 15. Another continued at the top of Tallac Knoll at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia
    through December 18.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER (south of the administration building)and a PALM WARBLER (by the tennis courts) were at DeForest Park in Long Beach on December 16.
    
    A MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER was found at a residence in Burbank on December 18.
    
    A NORTHERN PARULA and an AMERICAN REDSTART were found at Bon elli Regional Park in San Dimas on December 16. In the northeast part of the park, w alk
    from the RV park along the "jungle" trail along the fence. Thentake a right instead of continuing to follow the fence. On the left side there is a clearing next to where the creek enters the reservoir. Walk toward the creek to the oak and the ash tree
    where the birds have been seen. Both were present through December 20.
    
    Another NORTHERN PARULA was at the far north end of Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Pasadena on December 18.
    
    A female SUMMER TANAGER continued at the Village Green Condominiums (by unit 5323)in Los Angeles through December 17
    
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
    
    
    EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
    
    For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website at
    
    http://www.laaudubon.org
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  15. Pasadena-San Gabriel Valley CBC results- 16 December 2017 LINK
    DATE: Dec 16, 2017 @ 9:25pm, 2 month(s) ago
    The Pasadena-San Gabriel Valley CBC was held today, 16 December 2017. The p reliminary total stands at approximately 155 species, with a few more likely to be added .
    Among a handful of otherinteresting birds the highlights included--
    Least Bittern (Legg Lake) Northern Pygmy-Owl (Mt. Wilson) Northern Saw-whet Owl (Mt. Wilson) Common Poorwill (count week) Red-naped Sapsucker (Legg Lake) Prairie Falcon (Santa Fe Dam) Plumbeous Vireo Pacific Wren (2-Santa Anita Canyon and Winter Creek) Cassin's Finch (Mt. Wilson) Green-tailed Towhee (2-Altadena and Huntington Gardens) Vesper Sparrow (Santa Fe Dam) Swamp Sparrow (San Gabriel River)
    Hooded Oriole (Huntington Gardens)
    Rusty Blackbird (Almansor Park)
    Hermit Warbler
    
    Jon Fisher Glendale, CA
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  17. Los Angeles RBA- 15 December 2017 LINK
    DATE: Dec 15, 2017 @ 9:51am, 2 month(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    *December 15, 2017
    * CALA1712.15
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Tundra Swan
    “Eurasian” Green-winged Teal
    Black Scoter
    Red-throated Loon
    Ancient Murrelet
    Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Glaucous Gull
    Bald Eagle
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    Hammond’s Flycatcher
    Pacific-slope Flycatcher
    Eastern Phoebe
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    Ash-throated Flycatcher
    Pacific Wren
    Green-tailed Towhee
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    Lark Bunting
    “Large-billed” Savannah Sparrow
    “Red” Fox Sparrow
    White-throated Sparrow
    Hooded Oriole
    RUSTY BLACKBIRD
    Black-and-white Warbler
    Nashville Warbler
    Painted Redstart
    Summer Tanager
    Black-headed 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 at
    
    JonF60@...
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
    
    -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for December 15.
    
    A TUNDRA SWAN was at the Piute Ponds (Ducks Unlimited Pond) on Edwards AFB on December 14. Remember that a letter of permission is required for entry.
    
    The “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL remained along the LA River adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale through December 2.
    
    Single BLACK SCOTERS were off both Dockwelier State Beach (south of Imperial Highway) and El Segundo Beach (by lifeguard station 61) on December 7.
    
    A RED-THROATED LOON continued at Castaic Lagoon through December 2.
    
    An ANCIENT MURRELET continued to be seen in the main channel of the Cabrillo Marina through December 3.
    
    A GLAUCOUS GULL continued at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera through December 9. It has been in the north settling basin. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was present here through December
    4 and a “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL was reported through December 12. The basins are just west of the San Gabriel River and south of Whittier Blvd.
    
    An adult BALD EAGLE was seen flying over Sycamore Canyon in Whittier on December 9.
    
    A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was west of restroom 8 at Legg Lake in South El Monte from December 9-12.
    
    A HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER was at Valley Plaza Park in North Hollywood (northeast corner of the park) on December 9.
    
    A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER was at Bonelli Park in San Dimas on December 9 by the concrete inflow at the northeast corner of the reservoir.
    
    Another PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER was at the South Coast Botanic Gardens on December 10.
    
    A DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER was at Ladera Park in Ladera Heights from December 1-13. It has been on the east side of the Hillside Picnic Area east of the center of the park.
    
    Another DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER was at Creek Park in La Mirada from December 6-8 (and almost certainly will winter there again). It was seen north of Imperial Highway.
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas was present through December 4 by the stream entering the reservoir on the north side.
    
    VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continued at Colorado Lagoon in Long Beach through December 8 (a female along the golf course fence) and at Hollydale Park in South Gate through December 12 (2 birds).
    
    A PACIFIC WREN was above Altadena along the Fern Truck Trail by the El Prieto stream crossing on December 2.
    
    Two more PACIFIC WRENS were in Big Santa Anita Canyon above Arcadia on December 3. They were seen by Cabin 40 and also above Sturdevant Falls.
    
    A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia on December 5. It was at the west end of the Madagascar Garden. Another was in Altadena on December 14.
    
    The LARK BUNTING at Agua Amarga Park was last reported on December 1.
    
    A “LARGE-BILLED” SAVANNAH SPARROW was at Cabrillo Beach along the walkway to the pier on December 12.
    
    A “RED” FOX SPARROW continued at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena through December 3 by the Altadena Drain pond.
    
    WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were at Griffith Park from December 3-9 (in the picnic area downslope from the Old Zoo area) and at the Mineral Wells Picnic Area, at Montrose Community Park through December 11 and at the
    lower meadow at the South Coast Botanic Gardens on the Palos Verdes Peninsula from December 4-11.
    
    A HOODED ORIOLE (apparently injured but able to fly) was at Lincoln Park in Lincoln Heights on December 10.
    
    A RUSTY BLACKBIRD was found by the lower pond at Almansor Park in Alhambra on December 10 and seen through December 14.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER returned to El Segundo Library Park in El Segundo as of December 1. It was found in the southeast pat of the park.
    
    Another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at El Dorado Park in Long Beach through December 2.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued through December 14 in the willows in the meadow area at Madrona Marsh in Torrance. An EASTERN PHOEBE remained through December 12 under the large cottonwoods on reserve’s south
    side (east of the “Chevron corner”) and an ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER continued through December 13. Also continuing was a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW on the north side by the Maple Street gate through December 5.
    
    A NASHVILLE WARBLER was on the north side of the Rose Garden at the LA County Museum of Natural History on December 1.
     The PAINTED REDSTART at Culver City Park continued through December 2. It was last seen on the hill between Botts Field and the Culver Little
    League Field.
    
    A SUMMER TANAGER continued behind unit 5349 at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles through December 9.
    
    A BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK in Sierra Madre continued through December 14.
    
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
    
    
    EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
    
    For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website at
    
    http://www.laaudubon.org
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  19. Pacific Wren above Altadena LINK
    DATE: Dec 2, 2017 @ 4:22pm, 3 month(s) ago
    This morning I was running and heard a Pacific Wren. I never saw the bird but did obtain recordings. The ebird checklist with recordings and the exact spot is here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40858066
    
    To reach this spot, you can park in the Millard Canyon parking lot and walk up the Fern Truck Trail to the El Prieto Creek crossing.
    Hopefully it will stick for the Christmas Bird Count!
    
    David Bell La Canada
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  21. Los Angeles RBA- 24 November 2017 LINK
    DATE: Nov 24, 2017 @ 6:14pm, 3 month(s) ago
    - RBA
    
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    *November 24, 2017
    * CALA1711.24
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    "Eurasian" Green-winged Teal
    White-winged Scoter
    Black Scoter
    Red-necked Grebe
    Pacific Golden-Plover
    Ancient Murrelet
    Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Swainson's Hawk
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    Eastern Phoebe
    VermilionFlycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    Pacific Wren
    Lapland Longspur
    Chestnut-collared Longspur
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    "Red" Fox Sparrow
    Grasshopper Sparrow
    White-throated Sparrow
    Black-and-white Warbler
    Lucy's Warbler
    Black-throated Blue Warbler
    Palm Warbler
    Painted Redstart
    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 at
    
    JonF60@...
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
    
    -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for November 24.
    
    The “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL along the LA River adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale was seen through November 23.
    
    Another “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL continued at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera continued through November
    22. The LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at the spreading grounds continued through November 20.
    
    A couple offemale BLACK SCOTERS and a female WHITE-WINGED SCOTER continued
    off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through November 24. These birds have been north of Imperial Highway in the vicinity of lifeguard station 46 to 49 and also by station 61 .
    
    A RED-NECKED GREBE was at Castaic Lagoon on November 19.
    
    The PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER continued at Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through November 23. It has been near the Snowy Plover enclosure.
    
    An ANCIENT MURRELET has been seen in and around the Cabrillo Marina from November 18-24. Viewing spots include from the end of Whaler's Walk and at the 22nd Street Landing.
    
    A late SWAINSON'S HAWK was at 110th Street East and Ave. I in the east Antelope Valley on November 19.
    
    A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was by the cricket field near the nature preserve in the Sepulveda Basin in Van Nuys on November 24.
    
    An EASTERN PHOEBE remained at Madrona Marsh through November 24 (northeast of the large cottonwood
    on the south side of the preserve. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued through November 21 in the willows in the meadow area and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen through November 24. AGRASSHOPPER SPARROW continued through November 20. The preserve’s
    official hours are 10am-5pm, Tuesday through Sunday.
    
    VERMILION FLYCATCHERS included three at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora through November 17 one at the Colorado Lagoon in long Beach on November 21. also at Colorado Lagoon was a TROPICAL KINGBIRD on November 20.
    
    A PACIFIC WREN continued in Big Santa Anita Canyon through November 18 near Cabin 51 and 71.
    
    A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was at Hansen Dam on November 24. It was initially seen in the channel below the dam, but flew toward the main basin and thus might be refound at the sports fields thereor south of the dam at the
    golf course.
    
    A CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPUR was at Ave. M anbd 50th Street East in the Antelope Valley on November 19.
    
    A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale from November 18-24 near Parking Lot 5, last seen north of the restrooms and children's water play area.
    
    A "RED" FOX SPARROW was at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena from November 19-23 by the Altadena drain pond.
    
    WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were at Alma Park in San Pedro on November 19, continuingat the top of Tallac Knoll at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia through November 21 and in Rolling Hills Estates on November 23.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at Ralph Dills Park in Paramount on November 19 between San Mateo and SanMarcus on the east side of the park. Another continued in oaks near the top of Tallac Knoll at the LA County Arboretum though November 21.
    
    A LUCY'S WARBLER was at the South Pasadena Nature Park on November 18.
    
    A BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER continued through November 22at a residence in Studio City.
    
    A PALM WARBLER continued at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City through November 18 near the east end ofthe dam.
    
    The PAINTED REDSTART at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook and adjacentCulver City Park (most recently at the native plant greenhouse) was reported through November 18.
    
    A SUMMER TANAGER was near Freshman Drive at West LA College on November 21.
    
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
    
    
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  23. Los Angeles RBA- 17 November 2017 LINK
    DATE: Nov 17, 2017 @ 1:46pm, 3 month(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    *November 17, 2017
    * CALA1711.17
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    “Eurasian” Green-winged Teal
    Black Scoter
    Pacific Golden-Plover
    Pectoral Sandpiper
    Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
    “Harlan’s” Red-tailed Hawk
    Short-eared Owl
    Eastern Phoebe
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Pacific Wren
    Green-tailed Towhee
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    Lark Bunting
    “Large-billed” Savannah Sparrow
    Grasshopper Sparrow
    Swamp Sparrow
    White-throated Sparrow
    Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco
    Black-and-white Warbler
    Palm Warbler
    
    
    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 November 17.
    
    Up to four female BLACK SCOTERS continued off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through November 16. These birds have been north of Imperial Highway in the vicinity of lifeguard station 44 to 49.
    
    A “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL was at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera continued through November 14. The LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds
    in Pico Rivera continued through November 13.
    
    Another “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL was along the LA River adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale from November 11-15.
    
    A PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER was at Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo from November 11-16. It has been near the Snowy Plover enclosure. A “LARGE-BILLED” SAVANNAH SPARROW was found here on November 15.
    
    A late PECTORAL SANDPIPER was along the LA River between Atlantic and Slauson on November 12.
    
    A YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was at El Dorado Park in Long Beach on November 10.
    
    A “HARLAN’S” RED-TAILED HAWK continued in the east Antelope Valley. It was in the row of trees bordering the east side of the field on the southeast side of the intersection of 110 th Street East and
    Ave. I.
    
    At least two VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continue at the Castaic Sports Complex. They were seen on the south side south of the picnic area on November 11. Two more VERMILION FLYCATCHERS were reported at Ken Malloy Harbor
    Regional Park in Harbor City on November 13 between the park ranger building and the parking lot. Another was at Hollydale Park in South Gate on November 14.
    
    A PACIFIC WREN was at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB on November 13. A letter of permission is required for entry.
    
    A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was near the main entrance at the Huntington Gardens in San Marino on November 13.
    
    A SWAMP SPARROW was along the San Gabriel River in Duarte on November 11. It was at one of the drops adjacent to Encanto Park.
    
    The LARK BUNTING continued at Agua Amarga Canyon on the Palos Verdes Peninsula through November 11. It has been by the south rim of the canyon.
    
    A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was on the LA Zoo grounds on November 11 (by the Babirusa enclosure).
    
    A DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO continued at St. Andrew’s Priory near Valyermo through November 11. Another was at Rancho Sierra Golf Club in the east Antelope Valley on November 12.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at the Linden H. Chandler Preserve in Rolling Hills Estates on November 10. Another was on the south side of Silverlake Reservoir on November 13.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued through November 16 in the willows in the meadow area at Madrona Marsh in Torrance. An EASTERN PHOEBE remained through November 16 and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen through
    November 12. New was a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW discovered on November 13. The preserve’s official hours are 10am-5pm, Tuesday through Sunday.
    
    A PALM WARBLER continued at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City through November 11. It was last reported by the dam.
    
    San Clemente Island had SHORT-EARED OWL on November 10.
    
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
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  25. Pacific Wren at Piute Ponds, 11/13/17 LINK
    DATE: Nov 13, 2017 @ 1:30pm, 3 month(s) ago
    LA Birders,
    
    There was a calling Pacific Wren at the Piute Ponds this morning. It was in the large tamarisk by the parking area at the end of Ave C by the portable toilet. It was calling both single and double “ship”s and giving an occasional short fast rattle. I saw it briefly, but it was not really cooperative in a visual way.
    
    Otherwise, there were plenty of birds to look at: the usual species and numbers for the location at this time of year.
    
    Note that Piute Ponds is on Edwards Air Force Base and requires written permission to access. See www.piuteponds.orgfor details.
    
    Jon Feenstra
    Altadena
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  27. Los Angeles RBA- 10 November 2017 LINK
    DATE: Nov 10, 2017 @ 3:08pm, 3 month(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    *November 10, 2017
    * CALA1711.10
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    “Eurasian” Green-winged Teal
    White-winged Scoter
    Black Scoter
    Red-necked Grebe
    Lesser Black-backed Gull
    American Bittern
    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
    Swainson’s Hawk
    “Harlan’s” Red-tailed Hawk
    Burrowing Owl
    Lewis’s Woodpecker
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    Lapland Longspur
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    Lark Bunting
    Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco
    Black-and-white Warbler
    American Redstart
    Black-throated Blue Warbler
    Palm Warbler
    Black-throated Green Warbler
    
    
    
    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 November 10.
    
    Two female BLACK SCOTERS continued off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through November 6. They were joined on that date by a female WHITE-WINGED SCOTER. These birds have been north of Imperial Highway in
    the vicinity of lifeguard station 49.
    
    A RED-NECKED GREBE was along the LA River at Willow Street in Long Beach on November 4.
    
    A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera on October 31 and November 3. A probable “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL was here on November 9. There has been water
    only in the north basin, though that can change at any time. A BURROWING OWL was on the north berm of the south most basin (just above Washington) on November 5 and a SWAINSON’S HAWK flew over the area on November 4.
    
    Another SWAINSON’S HAWK was at the Crystalaire Golf Club (private property) near Llano on November 8.
    
    A dark morph “HARLAN’S” RED-TAILED HAWK was seen on November 10 over Virginia Country Club in Long Beach.
    
    About twenty LEWIS’S WOODPECKERS were at Chilao Flat (where similar numbers have been reported previously) in the San Gabriel Mountains on November 6. They were mainly on the Manzanita Campsite Loop.
    
    The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park was seen through November 7 near the boat ramp.
    
    A PACIFIC WREN was in Santa Anita Canyon above Arcadia on November 8. It was past the green bridge at the bottom of the road down to the canyon bottom between the first and second concrete check dams.
    
    The LARK BUNTING continued at Agua Amarga Canyon on the Palos Verdes Peninsula through November 5. It has been by the south rim of the canyon.
    
    A DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO was at St. Andrew’s Priory near Valyermo on November 4.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continues at El Dorado Park in Long Beach. It was last reported in Area 2, south of Snake Road near where it makes a wide left turn. A VERMILION FLYCATCHER also continues in Area 2.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER (through November 8) and an AMERICAN REDSTART (through November 3) continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance. Check the willows in the meadow area. A continuing CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was
    in mulefat east of the “dog willows” from November 3-4. The preserve’s official hours are 10am-5pm, Tuesday through Sunday.
    
    A PALM WARBLER was at Hollydale Park in South Gate on November 3. It was at the north end along the fence east of the north horse exercise area.
    
    Another PALM WARBLER was at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City on November 5 by the dam.
    
    A male BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER continued at El Dorado Park in Long Beach through November 7. Enter the park at Los Arcos and park at the end. The bird has been in bottlebrush along the golf course fence near
    a banner featuring a picture of an American Coot.
    
    Another BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER continued at a residence in Sherman Oaks through November 7.
    
    San Clemente Island had an AMERICAN BITTERN continuing through November 6, a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continuing through November 4, , LAPLAND LONGSPUR from November 7-8, a PALM WARBLER from November 2-6 and a
    BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER on November 1.
    
    
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
    
    
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  29. Los Angeles RBA- 27 October 2017 LINK
    DATE: Oct 27, 2017 @ 1:36pm, 4 month(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    *October 27, 2017
    * CALA1710.27
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Cackling Goose
    Surf Scoter
    Red-necked Grebe
    American Bittern
    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
    Zone-tailed Hawk
    GREATER PEWEE
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    Pacific Wren
    Evening Grosbeak
    Lapland Longspur
    CASSIN’S SPARROW
    Lark Bunting
    White-throated Sparrow
    Dark-eyed “Gray-headed” Junco
    Black-and-white Warbler
    Lucy’s Warbler
    Palm Warbler
    Painted Redstart
    Summer Tanager
    Scarlet 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 at
    
    JonF60@...
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
    
    -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for October 27.
    
    A CACKLING GOOSE was at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh near Playa Vista on October 23.
    
    A SURF SCOTER was at the Piute Ponds (on Big Piute Pond) on Edwards AFB on October 26. A letter of permission is required for entry.
    
    A RED-NECKED GREBE continued on Lake Machadoat Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City through October 23.
     A ZONE-TAILED HAWK was seen flying over Ernie Howlett Park in Rolling Hills Estates on October 20.
    
    The GREATER PEWEE at Rustic Canyon in Pacific Palisades was reported through October 22. It has most often been seen at 830 Brooktree Road. At the same location from October 21-22 was a
    CASSIN’S SPARROW.
    
    A TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued at El Dorado Park in Long Beach through October 21 on the east side of the lake in Area 3. A VERMILION FLYCATCHER also continued in Area 3 through October 21.
    
    A PACIFIC WREN was in Big Tujunga Wash on October 22.
    
    An EVENING GROSBEAK was at the Chilao Visitor’s Center in the San Gabriel Mountains on October 22.
    
    A LARK BUNTING continued at Agua Amarga Canyon on the Palos Verdes Peninsula through October 22. It has been by the south rim of the canyon.
     A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was in San Pedro on October 21. Another was reported at the LA County Arboretum on October 26 (possibly the continuing bird near the top of Tallac Knoll).
    
    BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERS were continuing at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through October 22 (in the southeast area) and at El Dorado Park in Long Beach through October 24 (in Area 2 west of the
    north end of the lake.
    
    A PAINTED REDSTART was seen briefly at the Village Green Condominiums on Los Angeles on October 23. It was in the Firewheel Tree behind unit 5343. Nearby was a SUMMER TANAGER in the bottlebrush
    in front of unit 5339. This is private property, but birders are welcome. Please be thoughtful of the residents.
    
    San Clemente Island had a flock of 25 CACKLING GEESE on October 19, an AMERICAN BITTERN on October 24, a continuing YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON through October 23, a LAPLAND LONGSPUR from October
    24-26, a “GRAY-HEADED” JUNCO from October 22-24, a LUCY’S WARBLER on October 24, a PALM WARBLER continuing through October 26, a SUMMER TANAGER on October 25 and a SCARLET TANAGER continuing through October 22.
    
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
    
    
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