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  1. Los Angeles RBA- 15 February 2018 LINK
    DATE: Feb 15, 2018 @ 8:54pm, 3 day(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    
    * Los Angeles RBA
    
    *February 15, 2018
    
    * CALA1802.15
    
    
    
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Tundra Swan
    
    "Eurasian" Green-winged Teal
    
    White-winged Scoter
    
    Black Scoter
    
    Red-necked Grebe
    
    Pacific Golden-Plover
    
    Neotropic Cormorant
    
    Bald Eagle
    
    Lewis's Woodpecker
    
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    
    Northern "Yellow-shafted" Flicker
    
    Eastern Phoebe
    
    Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    
    Ash-throated Flycatcher
    
    Tropical Kingbird
    
    Western Kingbird
    
    Cassin's Vireo
    BLUE-HEADED VIREO
    
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    
    Swamp Sparrow
    
    White-throated Sparrow
    
    RUSTY BLACKBIRD
    
    Ovenbird
    
    Black-and-white Warbler
    
    Lucy's 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 atJonF60@...
    
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
    
    
    
    
    -Transcript
    
    
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for February 15.
    
    The TUNDRA SWAN at the Piute Ponds (usually on the Ducks Unlimited Pond) on Edwards AFB continued through February 11. 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 14. Another was at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera through February 10.
    
    Among the many scoters off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo, six BLACK SCOTERS and three WHITE-WINGED SCOTER were present on February 14 (between Hyperion Bluff and Imperial Highway).
    
    The RED-NECKED GREBE at Castaic Lagoon was reported through February 10.
    
    A continuing PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER was at Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through February11, generally in the area north of the Snowy Plover enclosure.
    
    A NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas from February 11-14. It has been around the north side of the lake. An adult BALD EAGLE was at the lake on February 15.
    
    Two LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS were at Rose Hills in Whittier on February 10 by Gate 17 off Workman Mill Road.
    
    The YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER at DeForest Park in Long Beach continued through February 10 just south of the tennis courts and administration buildings. Also continuing here was a PALM WARBLER on February 13 (by the northwest tennis court) and a female type
    SUMMER TANAGER near the soccer field restrooms on February 13. There were two BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERS here the same day, one north and one south of the admin buildings.
    
    A NORTHERN "YELLOW-SHAFTED" FLICKER continued at Rosedale Cemetery in Los Angeles through February 10.
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh inTorrance was reported through February 13 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
    13 and a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER alsocontinued here through February 10. 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 9 near the north end restrooms.
    
    The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at North Weddington Park in Toluca Lake was seen through February 14. It moves around but has been along the path behind the Recreation Center building and at the north end garden.
    
    An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve (near the north entrance to the wildlife area) on February 8. Another was at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh near Playa Vista on February 13 (across from the Bluff Creek Drive traffic signal).
    
    A TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued at Entradero Park in Torrance continued through February 15 around the pond. A WESTERN KINGBIRD was here from February 8-10.
    
    The CASSIN'S VIREO continued near the middle of Mountain View Park in Burbank through February 14. Another CASSIN'S VIREO was at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles through February 10 north of the west edge of the central lawn area.
    
    A bird that looked very good for a BLUE-HEADED VIREO wasalong the LA River near Atwater Village just above the Los Feliz crossing on February 14. This bird was along the border of theLos Feliz Golf Course close to the first electrical
    tower along the river berm.
    
    A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at the south end of Westchester Recreation Center in Westchester on February 9. It was by the weedy lot and maintenance area.
    
    Continuing through February 11 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 8. Another was at the South Coast Botanic Garden in Rolling Hills Estates on February 11 and one was at Veteran's Park in Sylmar on
    February 14.
    
    The RUSTY BLACKBIRD continued around the lower pond at Almansor Park in Alhambra through February 12.
    
    The OVENBIRD continued at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont through February 11. It has been north of the Indian Hill area, Google Earth coordinates 34.115614,-117.715920.
    
    A LUCY'S WARBLER was at North Weddington Park in Toluca Lake from February 10-13, mainly along the north fence line on the west side of the park.
    
    The female AMERICAN REDSTART at Wilderness Park in Downey was reported through February 8, last seen in the row of vegetation between the park and the San Gabriel River.
    
    The female AMERICAN REDSTART at El Dorado Park in Long Beach was seen through February 13. 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 10. It is usually south of the intersection of Geneva and Doane, and was last reported at 645 Geneva.
    
    The PINE WARBLER at Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks War Memorial Park in Van Nuys continued through February 14. It has been on the east edge of the Little League fields, south of Magnolia.
    
    The PAINTED REDSTART at Culver City Park continued through February 11. Its usual spot is between Botts Field and the Culver Little League Field, mostly in the palms and eucalyptus above the four dumpsters.
    
    A female SUMMER TANAGER continued at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles through February 11 near the west edge of the central lawn area. Another was found by the Los Feliz Golf Course along the LA River in Glendale on February 13.
    
    A BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK continued at the Veteran's Administration garden in West Los Angeles through February 10.
    
    - 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- 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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  5. Painted Redstart location details LINK
    DATE: Feb 8, 2018 @ 12:35pm, 10 day(s) ago
    Friends, I spent some time with the Painted Redstart in Culver City
    
    Park last Saturday afternoon, Feb 3. (but I hate afterwards working
    
    on the hundreds of photos on the computer). I want to add some
    
    details about where I saw it in case it can help others.
    
    As has been described, a target tree is the shaggy-looking palm in
    
    back of the group of dumpsters; however when it was in the palm it
    
    was usually on the back side, and hidden in the dead foliage. It did
    
    however range widely along the trees south from there, all the way to
    
    the south end of the parking lot. It rarely stopped long enough for
    
    good photos; and even did acrobatics high above the parking lot,
    
    almost hanging in the air.
    
    However, there were a few long periods, up to 10 minutes, when it
    
    stayed in one spot preening, and it was mostly in heavy shade there.
    
    This was the closest I could get my camera to the bird. In this
    
    full-frame photo
    
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/94434086@N05/39444983274/in/dateposted-public/
    
    we see the trunk of the large tree to the right of the palm tree,
    
    with the Redstart preening in the twiggy area belonging to a branch
    
    coming across from the right from a different tree [fairly low down,
    
     10 feet up. While the bird is clearly visible, the exposure
    
    compensates for the shade; it was not that easy to see by eye. So if
    
    you don't see the bird flitting about, you might check this
    
    particular spot. [I'd give a much wider angle view but I don't use a
    
    zoom lens].
    
    Here's the cropped 'close-up' from that frame.
    
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/94434086@N05/39444979604/in/dateposted-public/
    
    I'll sort through the rest eventually but wanted to put these up in
    
    case it helps anyone locate this handsome bird.
    
    Michael Zarky
    
    10963 Citrus Drive
    
    Moorpark, CA 93021 USA
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  7. 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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  9. Continuing Painted Redstart at Culver City Park (& Summer Tanagers) LINK
    DATE: Jan 28, 2018 @ 5:47pm, 21 day(s) ago
    Sun 28 Jan
    
    At 8:10 this morning the redstart was steadily calling from a location about 50 yds south of the usual palm tree & dumpsters.
    
    Photo & audio:  http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ checklist/S42325098
    
    At The Village Green, a wintering Summer Tanager is still in the same area:
    Location:  http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ checklist/S42285325
    
    At West LA College this morning I had another female Summer Tanager, possibly the same one that was at nearby Lakeside Village (private area) on Jan 2 for the LA CBC.
    Location: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42325286
    
    Don Sterba
    Culver City
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  11. Los Angeles RBA- 26 January 2018 LINK
    DATE: Jan 26, 2018 @ 11:26am, 23 day(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *January 26, 2018 * CALA1801.26
    
     -Birds mentioned
    
    Tundra Swan “Eurasian” Green-winged Teal Red-necked Grebe Inca Dove Pacific Golden-Plover Lesser Black-backed Gull Glaucous Gull Neotropic Cormorant Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Pacific-slope Flycatcher Eastern Phoebe Dusky-capped Flycatcher Ash-throated Flycatcher Tropical Kingbird Cassin’s Vireo Sage Thrasher Evening Grosbeak Swamp Sparrow White-throated Sparrow Dark-eyed “Gray-headed” Junco Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco Hooded Oriole RUSTY BLACKBIRD Ovenbird Black-and-white Warbler American Redstart Chestnut-sided Warbler Palm Warbler Pine Warbler Painted Redstart Blue 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 26.
    
     The TUNDRA SWAN at the Piute Ponds (on the Ducks Unlimited Pond) on Edwards AFB continued through January 22. Remember that a letter of permission is required for entry.
    
    The RED-NECKED GREBE at Castaic Lagoon was reported through January 23.
    
    An INCA DOVE remained at Col. Leon H. Washington Park in Los Angeles through January 21.
    
    A continuing PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER was at Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through January 24, generally north of the Snowy Plover enclosure.
    
    A first cycle GLAUCOUS GULL continues in Pico Rivera. 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 gulls here.
    
    A first cycle LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds from January 20-21. A “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL was still here on January 22 (usually on or near
    one of the islands in the south basin).
    
    An adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was at Cabrillo Beach (on the inner beach) on January 22.
    
    The NEOTROPIC CORMORANT continues at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia. It was reported through January 21 on the island in the south lake (though it has also frequented the island
    at the north end of the north lake).
    
    The immature YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Topanga Beach Lagoon continued through January 23.
    
    A male WILLIAMSON’S SAPSUCKER continued at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Sylmar through January 18 in pines below the road lined with olive trees near the center of the park.
    
    A NORTHERN “YELLOW-SHAFTED” FLICKER was at Rosedale Cemetery in Los Angeles on January 20. Another one continued at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena through January 21.
    
    A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER continued in the northeast corner of Hopkins Wilderness Park in Redondo Beach on January 22.
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh inTorrance was reported through January 24 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 21 and a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER alsocontinued here through January 24. The TROPICAL KINGBIRD also in the southwest portion of the preserve was reported through January 21. A male HOODED
    ORIOLE was seen at Madrona on January 21 along the north fence line east of the entrance gate. 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 23 (between the tennis courts and playground). Also continuing here was a PINE WARBLER north of the playground
    and around the blue water fountain also through January 24.
    
    A CASSIN’S VIREO continued at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood through January 19 in cottonwoods near tower 35.
    
    Coastal slope SAGE THRASHERS were at Abalone Cove Reserve on the Palos Verdes Peninsula on January 22 and at Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica on January 24.
    
    An EVENING GROSBEAK was seen flying over the Angeles Crest Highway just past Big Tujunga Road on January 22.
    
    Continuing Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas was a SWAMP SPARROW on the north side of the lake through January 21. It is being seen at the small pond east of the green pier near the far
    northeast corner of the lake.
    
    WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS continued at Montrose Community Park (along the fence line above the ball fields) through January 20, at Descanso Gardens in La Canada (in the Rose Garden) through
    January 24. Others were found at Agua Amarga Reserve on the Palos Verdes Peninsula on January 23 and at The Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area in Baldwin Hills (at the north edge of the Lotus Pond area) on January 23.
    
    A DARK-EYED “GRAY-HEADED” JUNCO was at Wheeler Park in Claremont on January 20.
    
    A DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO was at the Chilao Visitor’s Center in the San Gabriel Mountains on January 24.
    
    The RUSTY BLACKBIRD continued around the lower pond at Almansor Park in Alhambra through January 24.
     A HOODED ORIOLE was around the parking lot at Del Rey Lagoon in Playa del Rey on January 21.
    
    An OVENBIRD continued at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont through January 22. It has been north of Indian Hill, Google Earth coordinates
    34.115614,-117.715920.
    
    The BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER at El Segundo Library Park was seen through January 23 near the parking lot entrance.
    
    The female AMERICAN REDSTART was at Wilderness Park in Downey from January 19. It was originally found in a Brazilian Pepper tree northwest of the park building.
    
    A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was found by Wheeler Park in Claremont on January 21 and reported through January 24. It has been feeding on lawns near Doane and Gilford and to the west of there.
    
    The PALM WARBLER at Entradero Park in Torrance continued through January 21 by the edge of the pond. A female BLUE GROSBEAK was found near the southeast corner of the park on January 24.
     Another PALM WARBLER was at a residence in Long Beach from January 21-24.
    
    The PAINTED REDSTART at Culver City Park continued throughJanuary 22. Its usual spot is between Botts Field and the Culver Little League Field.
    
     - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher Glendale, CA JonF60@...
    
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  13. Re: Continuing LA County rarities, Jan 21+22 LINK
    DATE: Jan 23, 2018 @ 10:46am, 26 day(s) ago
    Have to walk back one of these reports - sorry for the false alarm, but after reviewing photos it appears our Dockweiler Pluvialis was an imposter Black-bellied Plover with its head tucked, posing as the Pacific Golden-Plover. Thanks to Merryl Edelstein and Kimball for the check-in!
    
    It seems Rebecca Marschall's photos on eBird from 1/20 are the most recent confirmed Pacific Golden.
    
    --Alex Coffey
    Eagle Rock
    
    On Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 9:02 AM, Alex Coffey < coughster@... > wrote:
    Hi birders,
    
    Lee Pace and I had a nice day yesterday looking for some local oddities. Further description (as well as specific directions/locations) can be found on our eBird checklists.
    
    1/21 AM: PACIFIC-GOLDEN PLOVER continues at Dockweiler. High count of 53 SNOWY PLOVERS!
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ checklist/S42123565
    
    1/21 AM: DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER continues at Ladera Park. Stopped briefly, no sign of out-of-season Hooded Oriole.
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ checklist/S42124732
    
    1/21 AM: PAINTED REDSTART continues at Culver City Park where we ran into the Gillilands and found the bird together.
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ checklist/S42126241
    
    1/21 late AM: All gulls absent from Rio Hondo. Virtually all dry! Found a small patch of water opposite the Rio Hondo bike path that held a concentration of ducks, stilts, herons and the like.
    
    1/21 noon: Only 30-40 gulls found at southern end of San Gabriel Spreading Grounds. Gulls of interest: a 1st cycle ICELAND GULL (Thayer's) and a 1st cycle GLAUCOUS-WINGED.
    
    1/21 PM: Struck out on the American Redstart at Wilderness Park. Consolation prize was a WILSON'S WARBLER.
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ checklist/S42137962
    
    1/21 PM: Struck out on Trabuco St's Common Ground-Dove.
    
    1/22 AM: WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continues at Montrose Community Park.
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ checklist/S42155669
    
    Good birding,
    --Alex Coffey
    Eagle Rock
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  15. Culver City Painted Redstart LINK
    DATE: Jan 22, 2018 @ 10:03pm, 27 day(s) ago
    After reading the recent posts on the Painted Redstart I looked for it at lunchtime today. It was still in the Eucs around the upper parking lot by the Little League Field. Another birder named Chris came out of his car and pointed me to the right trees. It was in that area the whole time (about an hour). One noteworthy picture.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/25876581@N00/25976688718/in/dateposted-public/
    
    Jim Hecht Hermosa Beach CA
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  17. Continuing LA County rarities, Jan 21+22 LINK
    DATE: Jan 22, 2018 @ 9:02am, 27 day(s) ago
    Hi birders,
    
    Lee Pace and I had a nice day yesterday looking for some local oddities. Further description (as well as specific directions/locations) can be found on our eBird checklists.
    
    1/21 AM: PACIFIC-GOLDEN PLOVER continues at Dockweiler. High count of 53 SNOWY PLOVERS!
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42123565
    
    1/21 AM: DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER continues at Ladera Park. Stopped briefly, no sign of out-of-season Hooded Oriole.
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42124732
    
    1/21 AM: PAINTED REDSTART continues at Culver City Park where we ran into the Gillilands and found the bird together.
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42126241
    
    1/21 late AM: All gulls absent from Rio Hondo. Virtually all dry! Found a small patch of water opposite the Rio Hondo bike path that held a concentration of ducks, stilts, herons and the like.
    
    1/21 noon: Only 30-40 gulls found at southern end of San Gabriel Spreading Grounds. Gulls of interest: a 1st cycle ICELAND GULL (Thayer's) and a 1st cycle GLAUCOUS-WINGED.
    
    1/21 PM: Struck out on the American Redstart at Wilderness Park. Consolation prize was a WILSON'S WARBLER.
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42137962
    
    1/21 PM: Struck out on Trabuco St's Common Ground-Dove.
    
    1/22 AM: WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continues at Montrose Community Park.
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42155669
    
    Good birding,
    --Alex Coffey
    Eagle Rock
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  19. Los Angeles RBA- 19 January 2018 LINK
    DATE: Jan 19, 2018 @ 1:36pm, 30 day(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *January 19, 2018 * CALA1801.19
    
     -Birds mentioned
    
    Cackling Goose Tundra Swan “Eurasian” Green-winged Teal Red-necked Grebe Common Ground-Dove Pacific Golden-Plover Lesser Black-backed Gull SLATY-BACKED GULL Glaucous Gull Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Zone-tailed Hawk Williamson’s Sapsucker Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker Pacific-slope Flycatcher Eastern Phoebe Dusky-capped Flycatcher Ash-throated Flycatcher Tropical Kingbird Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Bell’s Vireo Cassin’s Vireo Sage Thrasher “Red” Fox Sparrow Swamp Sparrow White-throated Sparrow RUSTY BLACKBIRD Black-and-white Warbler American Redstart Northern Parula Magnolia Warbler Palm Warbler Pine Warbler Painted Redstart Hooded Oriole
    
     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 19.
    
    The TUNDRA SWAN at the Piute Ponds (on the Ducks Unlimited Pond) on Edwards AFB continued through January 18. Remember that a letter of permission is required for entry.
    
    The“EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEALalong the LA River adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale continued through January 14.
    
    A COMMON GROUND-DOVE was at the usual spot along the San Gabriel River in Bellflower at the east end of Trabuco Street on January 11.
    
    The RED-NECKED GREBE at Castaic Lagoon was reported through January 18.
    
    A continuing PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER was at Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through January 16, generally north of the Snowy Plover enclosure.
    
    A SLATY-BACKED GULL was again seen at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera on January 13. A first cycle LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen on January 15 and 17.
    The basins are west of the river between Whittier and Washington (easy access is at the east end of Mines Ave. east of Passons Blvd.). Late morning or afternoon
    generally seems to be better for gulls here.
    
    Another LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, presumably the same adult bird previously seen at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin
    Spreading Grounds, was at the Rio Hondo basins (at the opposite- west- end of Mines Ave.) on January 17. Also at the Rio Hondo basins (visible from Canford St.) was a first cycle GLAUCOUS GULL from January 17-19
     An immature YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was at Topanga Beach Lagoon from January 14-17.
    
    A probable ZONE-TAILED HAWK was over the Verdugo Hills (seen from Beaudry North Motorway) on January 13.
    
    A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER was in the northeast corner of Hopkins Wilderness Park in Redondo Beach on January 11.
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh inTorrance was reported through January 18 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 alsocontinued here through January 17. A NORTHERN “YELLOW-SHAFTED” FLICKER was at Madrona on January 12 and a TROPICAL KINGBIRD was in the southwest portion of the preserve from January
    17-18. Official Preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.
    
    The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER continued at Ladera Park in Ladera Heights through January 18.It moves around the park but seems to favor the east side. A HOODED ORIOLE was at the northwest
    corner of Ladera Park on January 12.
    Another DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER continued at Runnymeade Park in Winnetka through January 17 (between the tennis courts and playground). Also continuing here was a PINE WARBLER north of the
    playground and around the blue water fountain also through January 17.
    
    An ASH-THROATED FYCATCHER was at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Los Angeles on January 13.
    
    The SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER along the lower LA River in Long Beach was present through January 15. Check West 21 st Street (especially around street number 850-851) near San
    Francisco Avenue and in this general area from here to the river.
    
    Another SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER was at a residence in Westchester on January 18.
    
    A CASSIN’S VIREO was along the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood on January 16 in cottonwoods near tower 35.
    
    A SAGE THRASHER continued in Wilmington through January 18, it has been seen northwest of the corner of Anchorage and Shore Roads and most recently along Peninsula Road, northwest of Anchorage.
    Google Earth coordinates for the exact spot are 33.76518, -118.24874.
    
    Continuing Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas was a SWAMP SPARROW on the north side of the lake through January 12. It is being seen near the small (usually dry) pond east of the small green
    pier. Near here (on the north edge of the eucalyptus lined square parking lot) a “RED” FOX SPARROW was found on January 13.
     Also continuing at Bonelli was an AMERICAN REDSTART and NORTHERN PARULA. These birds 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. In this vicinity is a continuing PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER.
    
    WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS continued at Montrose Community Park along the fence line above the ball fields through January 16 and south and east of the Old Zoo area at Griffith Park through
    January 18.
    
    The RUSTY BLACKBIRD continued around the lower pond at Almansor Park in Alhambra through January 17. A CACKLING GOOSE is present as well.
    
    A female type AMERICAN REDSTART was at Wilderness Park in Downey from January 15-18. It was in a Brazilian Pepper tree northwest of the park building.
    
    A PALM WARBLER was at Entradero Park in Torrance from January 15-17 by the edge of the pond.
     Continuing through January 11 at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia were aBLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, NORTHERN PARULA and a MAGNOLIA WARBLER. Check the area around the inflow channel
    at the north end of the north lake. After being missed for a number of days the BELL’S VIREO was seen in the same area on January 15.
     The PAINTED REDSTART at Culver City Park continued throughJanuary 15. Its usual spot is between Botts Field and the Culver Little League Field.
    
    At Veteran’s Park in Sylmar, the SUMMER TANAGER was seen through January 14 and a WILLIAMSON’S SAPSUCKER was in pines below the road lined with olive trees through January 18.
    
     - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher Glendale, CA JonF60@...
    
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  21. Culver City Park Painted Redstart continues LINK
    DATE: Jan 15, 2018 @ 7:25am, 35 day(s) ago
    Early Sunday afternoon I finally had the Redstart, thanks to Kevin
    
    Lapp, who showed me some likely spots on a google map.
    
    Some details. I parked in the eastern parking lot on the intermediate
    
    level of the park, where "Bott's Field", the largest of the baseball
    
    fields in the park, is located. The bird frequented the large pine
    
    overhanging the four contiguous handicapped parking slots. Generally
    
    neck-craning experience but it did land on the fence and the large
    
    blue piping once. I wasn't prepared for the extreme brightness of the
    
    background so w/out correction those pictures are very much silhouettes.
    
    Also the Redstart, usually high in the pine, often flew south across
    
    the parking lot to the row of eucs (behind the big yellow work
    
    vehicles parked there). Someone asked what I was watching, and
    
    eventually I learned that he had observed 'woodpeckers' pecking holes
    
    in the eastern-most tree. So there must a some kind of sapsucker
    
    around this winter. The rows of holes are clearly visible and
    
    Redstart visited them briefly - seem to have a tiny snack.
    
    And back and forth between the two areas for the hour I stayed.
    
    The fellow I talked with also mentioned the regular appearance of
    
    Great Horned Owls in the hour before dusk, often in those eucs.
    
    Michael Zarky
    
    10963 Citrus Drive
    
    Moorpark, CA 93021 USA
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  23. Los Angeles RBA- 11 January 2018 LINK
    DATE: Jan 11, 2018 @ 4:07pm, 38 day(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *January 11, 2018 * CALA1801.11
    
     -Birds mentioned
    
    Tundra Swan “Eurasian” Green-winged Teal Pacific Golden-Plover SLATY-BACKED GULL Glaucous Gull Brown Booby Neotropic Cormorant Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker Eastern Phoebe Vermilion Flycatcher Dusky-capped Flycatcher Ash-throated Flycatcher Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Sage Thrasher Green-tailed Towhee Swamp Sparrow White-throated Sparrow Scott’s Oriole RUSTY BLACKBIRD Ovenbird Black-and-white Warbler American Redstart Northern Parula Magnolia Warbler Palm Warbler Pine Warbler Painted Redstart 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 11.
    
    The TUNDRA SWAN at the Piute Ponds (on the Ducks Unlimited Pond) on Edwards AFB continued through January 8. Remember that a letter of permission is required
    for entry.
    
    The“EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEALalong the LA River adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale continued through January 10. Likewise did another at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin
    Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera through January 8.
    
    A continuing PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER was at Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through January 10, generally north of the Snowy Plover enclosure.
    
    A SLATY-BACKED GULL was at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera on January 6. It was seen at the north end of the south basin. The basins are west of the river
    between Whittier and Washington (easy access is at the east end of Mines Ave. east of Passons Blvd.). A GLAUCOUS GULL was here on January 5.
    
    Two BROWN BOOBIES were observed off Manhattan Beach on January 7.
    
    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 10. In the willows at
    the north end of the north lake (mainly in the area west of the inflow channel) was a continuingBLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER through January 7 and NORTHERN PARULA and a MAGNOLIA WARBLER both present through January 10.
     A continuing YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was at Legg Lake in South El Monte on January 7. It was seen west of restroom 8.
    
    A NORTHERN “YELLOW-SHAFTED” FLICKER was at Mountain View Cemetery on January 7.
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh inTorrance was reported through January 9 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 alsocontinued at the marsh. Official Preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.
    
    VERMILION FLYCATCHERS were at Castaic Lagoon through January 7 (a male at the north end of the beach near the north end of the lagoon) and at the Castaic Sports Complex (three birds continuing
    by the athletic fields) through January 6. Another female was in the northern part of the West San Gabriel River Nature Trail in Lakewood on January 5 and four continued at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora.
     The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER continued on the east side of Ladera Park in Ladera Heights through January 10. Another continued at Runnymeade Park in Winnetka through January 7 (south of the
    playground).
    
    A SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER was found along the lower LA River in Long Beach on January 6. Check West 21 st Street (especially around street number 850-851) near San Francisco
    Avenue and in this general area from here to the river. The bird was reported through January 11.
    
    A SAGE THRASHER continued in Wilmington through January 7, northwest of the corner of Anchorage and Shore Roads. Also present here was a PALM WARBLER on January 6.
    
    Another SAGE THRASHER was at Augustus Hawkins Natural Park in south-central Los Angeles on January 10.
    
    A continuing GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was at the Huntington Gardens in San Marino through January 5 in the parking lot near the main entrance.
    
    Continuing Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas 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 10.
    An adult male SCOTT’S ORIOLE was west of restroom 2 in the northeast part of the park from January 6-8 (west of the white octagonal building near some green awnings).
     The WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued in the Rose Garden at Decsanso Gardens in La Canada through January 6.
    
    The RUSTY BLACKBIRD continued around the lower pond at Almansor Park in Alhambra through January 10.
    
    Another RUSTY BLACKBIRD was found along the LA River adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale on January 10 near the confluence of the two channels by the west end of the park.
    It appears to move around the area however.
    
    The OVENBIRD at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont continued through January 7. It has been in a grove of oak trees in the area north of Indian Hill Mesa.
    
    Another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at El Segundo Library Park through January 6.
    
    The NORTHERN PARULA continued at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through January 7 and the AMERICAN REDSTART was reported through January 10. 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 PALM WARBLER continued at DeForest Park in Long Beach through January 8. It has been around the administration/restroom buildings near the north end of the park.
    
    A PINE WARBLER was found at Runnymeade Park in Winnetka on January 7. It was between the playground and tennis courts.
    
    The PAINTED REDSTART at Culver City Park continued through January 8. Its usual spot is between Botts Field and the Culver Little League Field.
    
    A wintering BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK continues in Sierra Madre, being last reported on January 10.
    
     - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher Glendale, CA JonF60@...
    
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  25. L.A. CBC wrap-up LINK
    DATE: Jan 7, 2018 @ 5:24pm, 42 day(s) ago
    Hi all,
    Sorry to tear you away from Golden Globes coverage, but the Los Angeles CBC was held Jan. 2nd. We're at 165 species per eBird (not vetted/edited for non-natives/subspecies), which is about average for us. Below are some highlights.
    Snow Goose – 1 at MacArthur Park (continuing; Ross’ Goose also present) Greater WF Goose – 3 at Echo Park, MacArthur Park, and Inglewood
    Cemetery Cackling Goose – 1 at MacArthur Park American Bittern – 1 at Ballona Freshwater Marsh (Darren Dowell; few
    modern records) Lewis’s Woodpecker – 1 at Los Angeles Country Club (Kimball Garrett et
    al.; 3 rd count record, last in 1950s) Dusky-capped Flycatcher – 1 continuing at Ladera Park (Dick Barth;
    first count record) Plumbeous Vireo – 1 at Mildred Mathias (UCLA) Botanic Garden (Dan
    Cooper et al.) No. Rough-winged Swallow – 1 at BFM (Darren Dowell) Yellow Warbler – 3 (UCLA, Playa Vista, MacArthur Park) Wilson’s Warbler – 1 at Playa Vista (Darren Dowell/Lisa Fimiani) Painted Redstart – 1 continuing at Culver City Park (Randy Ehler; 2nd count record) Summer Tanager – 3 (L.A. Country Club, Village Green, condos in Culver
    City) 7 Western Tanagers and 5 Bullock’s Orioles (various spots)
    
    California Quail – only found by two parties, Franklin Canyon (Scott
    Logan) and Griffith Observatory/Mt. Hollywood (John McCoy). Turkey Vulture – just 1, Franklin Canyon (Scott Logan)
    I haven't started entering the data so can't add more fun facts as in past years, but we've been averaging 2:1 Allen's to Anna's hummingbirds in recent years.
    We probably had a few more count week birds, like Burrowing Owl, but I'll look into that later.
    Dan Cooper, compiler Ventura Co.
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  27. 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@...
    
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  29. Los Angeles RBA- 29 December 2017 LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    - RBA
    
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    *December 29, 2017
    * CALA1712.29
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Tundra Swan
    Cackling Goose
    "Eurasian" Green-winged Teal
    White-winged Scoter
    Black Scoter
    Barrow's Goldeneye
    Brown Booby
    Neotropic Cormorant
    Hammond's Flycatcher
    Pacific-slope Flycatcher
    Eastern Phoebe
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    Ash-throated Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    Bell's Vireo
    Green-tailed Towhee
    "Large-billed" Savannah Sparrow
    Swamp Sparrow
    White-throated Sparrow
    Harris's Sparrow
    
    RUSTY BLACKBIRD
    Ovenbird
    Black-and-white Warbler
    Nashville Warbler
    American Redstart
    Northern Parula
    Magnolia Warbler
    Painted Redstart
    
    
    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 29.
    
     The TUNDRA SWAN at the Piute Ponds (Ducks Unlimited Pond) on Edwards AFB continued through December 26. Remember that a letter of permission
    is required for entry.
    
    A CACKLING GOOSE was at Almansor Park in Alhambra from December 22-24.
    
    The“EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEALalong the LA River adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale continued through December 27.
    
    Three BLACK SCOTERSand a WHITE-WINGED SCOTER were off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo on December 26 between lifeguard station 44 and 47.
    
    An adult male BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was on Lake Palmdale (private- no access) from December 24-26. The bird could be viewed from outside- at least at times- by parking on Lago Lindo Road, then walking
    north, or from the west side of the lake via Barrel Springs Road.
    
    A BROWN BOOBY was observed offshorein the Catalina Channel on December 26.
    
    Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia had a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT on the north lake from December 24-28. In the willows at the north end o the north lake were a BELL'S VIREO, aBLACK-AND-WHITE
    WARBLER, a NORTHERN PARULA and a MAGNOLIA WARBLER all seen at least through December 27-28.
    
    A HAMMOND'S FLYCATCHER was at The Estates property on the Palos Verdes Peninsula on December 23.
    
    A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER and a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW were at Hopkins Wilderness Park in Redondo Beach on December 23.
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh inTorrance was reported through December 26 near the "Chevron corner" (the area of the marsh opposite the Chevrongas station). An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER and
    a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER alsocontinue at the marsh.
    
    Another EASTERN PHOEBE continued at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through December 24. It was seen on the north shore by the restroom at the easternmost group camping area.
    
    VERMILION FLYCATCHERS included one at La Mirada Park in La Mirada on December 24 (between the tennis courts and baseball diamonds) and six at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora on December 27.
    
    A DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER continued at Ladera Park in Ladera Heights through December 26 in the northeast part of the park.
    
    A TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued in Area 3 of El Dorado Park (south side of the main
    pond) through December 24.
    
    A BELL'S VIREO was at Angels Gate Park in San Pedro on December 23.
    
    A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was at Portuguese Bend Reserve on the Palos Verdes Peninsula on December23.
    
    A "LARGE-BILLED" SAVANNAH SPARROW was by the Fishing Pier at Cabrillo Beach on December 23.
    
    WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were at Griffith Park (Mineral Wells Picnic Area) through December 24, in the Rose Garden at Descanso Gardens in La Canada on December 24 and at Montrose Community Park through
    December 28.
    
    A HARRIS'S SPARROW was at a residence on the Palos Verdes Peninsula on December 20.
    
    A RUSTY BLACKBIRD continued around the lower pond at Almansor Park in Alhambra through December 28.
    
    An OVENBIRD was reported at the South Coast Botanic Garden on the Palos Verdes Peninsula on December 28. It was in the area north of the Indian Hill Mesa.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at El Segundo Library Park through December 22.
    
    A NASHVILLE WARBLER was at Marine Park in Santa Monica on December 21.
    
    The NORTHERN PARULA and AMERICAN REDSTARTcontinuedat Bon elli Regional Park in San Dimas.
    In the northeast part of the park, w alk from the RV park andalong 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 23. A PACIFIC-SLOPE
    FLYCATCHER wasnear here(northeast part of the "jungle trail") on December 20.A SWAMP SPARROW wasfoundon December 23 on the north side of the lake by the square parking lot lined with eucalyptus.
    
    The PAINTED REDSTART at Culver City Park continued through December 28. It was in its usual spot between Botts Field and the Culver Little League Field.
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
    
    
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