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   Rusty Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird
Euphagus carolinus


   Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus) - RUBL (recent eBird sightings, view CBRC records, range map
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  1. Re: [LACoBirds] Continuing Almansor Rusty Blackbird and Peck Rd Bell's Vireo LINK
    DATE: Jan 17, 2018 @ 11:35am, 1 day(s) ago
    Rusty Blackbird still a happy camper at Almansor Park today as well, seen just before 9am.
    
    --Alex Coffey
    Eagle Rock
    
    On Mon, Jan 15, 2018 at 8:53 PM, Gjon Hazard gjon_hazard@... [LACoBirds] < LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
      Hits (and misses) at Almansor: Rusty Blackbird yes, Cackling Goose no; and at Peck Rd Water Conservation park, the only continuing rarity I could come up with was the Bell's Vireo.
    
    Details:
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ checklist/S41953448
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ checklist/S41953841
    
    -Gjon
    
    Encinitas
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  3. Continuing Almansor Rusty Blackbird and Peck Rd Bell's Vireo LINK
    DATE: Jan 15, 2018 @ 8:53pm, 3 day(s) ago
    Hits (and misses) at Almansor: Rusty Blackbird yes, Cackling Goose no; and at Peck Rd Water Conservation park, the only continuing rarity I could come up with was the Bell's Vireo.
    
    Details:
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41953448
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41953841
    
    -Gjon
    
    Encinitas
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  5. Los Angeles RBA- 11 January 2018 LINK
    DATE: Jan 11, 2018 @ 4:07pm, 7 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@...
    
     EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
    
    For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website at
    
    http://www.laaudubon.org
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  7. Rusty Blackbird, Bette Davis Park, Burbank at LA River LINK
    DATE: Jan 10, 2018 @ 1:37pm, 8 day(s) ago
    Hi all, I've just had a Rusty Blackbird at the LA River adjacent to Bette Davis Park, Burbank. Head west along the river path until the confluence which is marked by maintenance eqpt./vehicles and a large yellow bin. The bird was in the river with some Brewer's. Seemed super skittish and was hard to get close for photos but have crudely transferred some from my camera to phone to get on my eBird checklist below. At one point, the bird flew off strongly to the west and dropped down in to the neighborhood but it did eventually come back to the river:
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41800859
    
    By the way, the habitat here is practically gone. It makes it very easy to sort through all the ducks as there are limited hiding places now but seems a shame. Other than the continuing Eurasian Green-winged Teal, some fine Hooded Mergansers, nice numbers of both teals, nothing out of the ordinary.
    
    Best, Andy Birch
    Los Feliz
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  9. Los Angeles RBA- 5 January 2018 LINK
    DATE: Jan 5, 2018 @ 10:14am, 13 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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  11. 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@...
    
    
    EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
    
    For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website at
    
    http://www.laaudubon.org
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  13. Los Angeles RBA- 21 December 2017 LINK
    DATE: Dec 21, 2017 @ 10:12pm, 28 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@...
    
    
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  15. Re: [LACoBirds] Rusty Blackbird at Trancas, Malibu LINK
    DATE: Dec 17, 2017 @ 6:27pm, 32 day(s) ago
    Great now my neighbors think I've lost my mind, they can hear me laughing out loud, hysterically.
    
    Thomas Geza Miko
    
    653 S. Indian Hill Blvd.,#C
    
    Claremont, CA 91711
    
    cell one: 909.241.3300
    
    cell two: 213.471.6001
    
    home: 909.445.1456
    
    office: 213.351.7382
    
    office main 213.351.7897
    
    www.tgmiko.com
    
    From: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com on behalf of Kimball Garrett kgarrett@... [LACoBirds]
    
    Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2017 5:40:23 PM
    
    To: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com
    
    Subject: [LACoBirds] Rusty Blackbird at Trancas, Malibu
    
     Birders,
    
    50+ mph winds made Christmas Count coverage of Point Dume virtually impossible this morning (17 December), so I took refuge for a while at the Starbucks at Trancas (just up the coast from Zuma Beach). As I walked back to my car, a Rusty Blackbird was walking
    around with the flock of about 15 Brewer's Blackbirds in the parking lot right in front of the Starbucks, and even perching on the Starbucks patio roof. Photos in my eBird report: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41164444
    
    [Tom M. -- I had a blueberry muffin, not a sandwich]
    
    If the blackbird flock isn't in the parking lot, you might check the adjacent Trancas Creek bed, which has some water in it right at the PCH bridge.
    
    Nothing approaching any highlights during my abbreviated Pt. Dume coverage for the CBC -- just too windy on the coast to try to count birds.
    
    Kimball
    
    Kimball L. Garrett Ornithology Collections Manager Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA (213) 763-3368 kgarrett@... http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/ornithology
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  17. Rusty Blackbird at Trancas, Malibu LINK
    DATE: Dec 17, 2017 @ 5:40pm, 32 day(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    50+ mph winds made Christmas Count coverage of Point Dume virtually impossible this morning (17 December), so I took refuge for a while at the Starbucks at Trancas (just up the coast from Zuma Beach). As I walked back to my car, a Rusty Blackbird was walking
    around with the flock of about 15 Brewer's Blackbirds in the parking lot right in front of the Starbucks, and even perching on the Starbucks patio roof. Photos in my eBird report: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41164444
    
    [Tom M. -- I had a blueberry muffin, not a sandwich]
    
    If the blackbird flock isn't in the parking lot, you might check the adjacent Trancas Creek bed, which has some water in it right at the PCH bridge.
    
    Nothing approaching any highlights during my abbreviated Pt. Dume coverage for the CBC -- just too windy on the coast to try to count birds.
    
    Kimball
    
    Kimball L. Garrett Ornithology Collections Manager Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA (213) 763-3368 kgarrett@... http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/ornithology
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  19. Pasadena-San Gabriel Valley CBC results- 16 December 2017 LINK
    DATE: Dec 16, 2017 @ 9:25pm, 33 day(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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  21. Re: [LACoBirds] Rusty Blackbird Still at Almansor Park 12/16/2017 LINK
    DATE: Dec 16, 2017 @ 12:48pm, 33 day(s) ago
    Hi All,
    
    
    
     The Rusty Blackbird continues at Almansor park today 12/16/2017. I had it several times near34°517 N118°653 W on the ground at the base of the large metal “gazebo”. It also crossed the road near the bleachers of the ball field.
    
    Ed Griffin Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
    
    On Thursday, December 14, 2017, 2:54 PM, David Bell d@... [LACoBirds] wrote:
     Curtis Marantz just called to let me know that the Rusty Blackbird continues near the pond at Almansor Park. If you are not familiar with Almansor Park, you can point your smartphone map to 800 S Almansor St, Alhambra, CA 91801 The bird is located roughly here: 34.088340, -118.114516
    
     Date: Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 11:23 AM
    Subject: Rusty Blackbird at Almansor Park
    
    Rusty Blackbird at Almansor Park with Brewers by the pond. It’s a brightly marked, pretty obvious female-type bird.
    
    David A Bell
    La Cañada CA
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  23. Los Angeles RBA- 15 December 2017 LINK
    DATE: Dec 15, 2017 @ 9:51am, 34 day(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@...
    
    
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  25. Re: Rusty Blackbird at Almansor Park LINK
    DATE: Dec 14, 2017 @ 2:54pm, 35 day(s) ago
    Curtis Marantz just called to let me know that the Rusty Blackbird continues near the pond at Almansor Park. If you are not familiar with Almansor Park, you can point your smartphone map to 800 S Almansor St, Alhambra, CA 91801 The bird is located roughly here: 34.088340, -118.114516
    
     Date: Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 11:23 AM
    Subject: Rusty Blackbird at Almansor Park
    
    Rusty Blackbird at Almansor Park with Brewers by the pond. It’s a brightly marked, pretty obvious female-type bird.
    
    David A Bell
    La Cañada CA
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  27. Re: [LACoBirds] Rusty Blackbird at Almansor Park LINK
    DATE: Dec 13, 2017 @ 2:46pm, 36 day(s) ago
    The Rusty Blackbird continues at Almansor Park in small blackbird flocks by the ponds.  A Cackling Goose was also in the lower pond with the coots and widgeons.
    
    Norm Vargas
    San Gabriel
    
    On Sun, Dec 10, 2017 at 1:47 PM, Tom Benson Thomasabenson@... [LACoBirds] < LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
      The Rusty Blackbird is still present and generally cooperative at Almansor Park, though it moves around a little and occasionally buries itself in the Henry Medina memorial tree.
    
    Tom Benson 
    San Bernardino, CA
    
    -------- Original message --------
    From: "'David Bell (h)' d@... [LACoBirds]" < LACoBirds-noreply@ yahoogroups.com >
    Date: 12/10/17 11:23 AM (GMT-08:00)
    To: LACoBirding < lacobirds@yahoogroups.com >
    Subject: [LACoBirds] Rusty Blackbird at Almansor Park
    
    Rusty Blackbird at Almansor Park with Brewers by the pond. It’s a brightly marked, pretty obvious female-type bird. 
    
    David A Bell
    La Cañada CA
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  29. Re: [LACoBirds] Rusty Blackbird at Almansor Park LINK
    DATE: Dec 10, 2017 @ 1:47pm, 39 day(s) ago
    The Rusty Blackbird is still present and generally cooperative at Almansor Park, though it moves around a little and occasionally buries itself in the Henry Medina memorial tree.
    
    Tom Benson
    San Bernardino, CA
    
    -------- Original message --------
    From: "'David Bell (h)' d@... [LACoBirds]"
    Date: 12/10/17 11:23 AM (GMT-08:00)
    To: LACoBirding
    Subject: [LACoBirds] Rusty Blackbird at Almansor Park
    
    Rusty Blackbird at Almansor Park with Brewers by the pond. It’s a brightly marked, pretty obvious female-type bird.
    
    David A Bell
    La Cañada CA
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