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   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Tyrannus forficatus


   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus) - STFL (recent eBird sightings, view CBRC records, range map
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  1. 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@...
    
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  3. Re: [LACoBirds] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher LINK
    DATE: Jan 11, 2018 @ 2:43pm, 7 day(s) ago
    The scissor-tailed flycatcher is actively feeding on the red berries of the short but large (did I just describe myself) dense magnolia tree in front of 851 21st Street. Amazingly, the bird has been bullying kingbird's, shooing them away.
    
    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 Donna donnabray@... [LACoBirds]
    
    Sent: Monday, January 8, 2018 2:43:09 PM
    
    To: condor262001@...
    
    Cc: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com
    
    Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
    
     LA County Birders, Lindsay Fitch and I re-found this bird today about 1 pm.Location is still 21st St. between Golden and San Francisco Streets.Active, and it took some patience.Listen for the Kingbirds, that helped. Donna Bray
    Norwalk
    
    Sent from my iPhone
    
    On Jan 7, 2018, at 8:56 PM, condor262001@... [LACoBirds] < LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
     I arrived (walking along the bike trail) around 1230 PM and was fortunate that someone had located it a few minutes before on 21st between San Francisco and Golden in Long Beach. He had it on the wires but quickly relocated it on the top of the second
    tree from Golden. For completeness, I provide a link to a photo when it was high up in the tree.
    
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/25876581@N00/25699658308/in/dateposted-public/
    
    Jim Hecht Hermosa Beach CA
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  5. Re: [LACoBirds] Has anyone seen NeoTropic Cormorant at Peck Park lately? LINK
    DATE: Jan 11, 2018 @ 1:04pm, 7 day(s) ago
    I had it Monday, and other people have had it before and after and entered it into eBird. The bird can be in either set of rock islands in the North or South Lake. Many people reported it lately in the Northlake, and when I walked up to the north lake to look
    for the Warblers that are there, all the cormorants saw me, freaked out and flew away. What I went to the South Lake, I never found the bird and was refusing to leave until I look at every single cormorant three times over, and then the Neotropic stick its
    head out from behind a pile of rocks. Up Periscope. Down Periscope. Every once in awhile the bird would look up, look around and then pull his head back behind the pile of rocks and completely disappear. Soaking wet, I slogged back to the car, squeezed the
    water out of my hat, and went home.
    
    By the way I just parked my car here A Long Beach at the scissor-tailed flycatcher spot after driving around in the neighborhood in circles. I don't see any kingbird's of any stripe as of yet. Any Pearls of Wisdom would be gratefully accepted.
    
    Tom
    
    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 jdi4interests@... [LACoBirds]
    
    Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2018 7:51:01 AM
    
    To: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com
    
    Subject: [LACoBirds] Has anyone seen NeoTropic Cormorant at Peck Park lately
    
     Has anyone seen the Neotropic Cormorant at Peck Park lately Jan Wilson
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  7. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Monday - Alternate Location LINK
    DATE: Jan 8, 2018 @ 5:55pm, 10 day(s) ago
    Hi all.
    
    I found the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at 09:35 on Monday, a couple of blocks from the location where it has been reported recently. It was in a tall tree on the southeast corner of Oregon Ave. and W. 20th St. After a while it moved slowly from tree to tree northwards along Oregon until I lost it mid-block. 
    
    I was surprised to find at least two Phainopeplas in the area. I had multiple sightings, of both male and female type. 
    
    My checklist, with horrible record photos, is at  https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41746949  
    One of the photos shows the underside in flight with the tail pattern and the reddish armpits.
    
    Take care,
    
    Bernardo
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  9. Re: [LACoBirds] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher LINK
    DATE: Jan 8, 2018 @ 2:43pm, 10 day(s) ago
    LA County Birders, Lindsay Fitch and I re-found this bird today about 1 pm.Location is still 21st St. between Golden and San Francisco Streets.Active, and it took some patience.Listen for the Kingbirds, that helped. Donna Bray
    Norwalk
    
    Sent from my iPhone
    
    On Jan 7, 2018, at 8:56 PM, condor262001@... [LACoBirds] < LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
     I arrived (walking along the bike trail) around 1230 PM and was fortunate that someone had located it a few minutes before on 21st between San Francisco and Golden in Long Beach. He had it on the wires but quickly relocated it on the top of the second tree from Golden. For completeness, I provide a link to a photo when it was high up in the tree.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/25876581@N00/25699658308/in/dateposted-public/
    
    Jim Hecht Hermosa Beach CA
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  11. Palm Warbler Continues at DeForest Park (tennis courts) LINK
    DATE: Jan 8, 2018 @ 2:22pm, 10 day(s) ago
    For those chasing the Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher, the Palm Warbler continues at DeForest Park in the same spot. Checklist with directions. So far only light rain down here.
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41752424
    
    Merryl Edelstein Long Beach
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  13. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher LINK
    DATE: Jan 7, 2018 @ 8:56pm, 11 day(s) ago
    I arrived (walking along the bike trail) around 1230 PM and was fortunate that someone had located it a few minutes before on 21st between San Francisco and Golden in Long Beach. He had it on the wires but quickly relocated it on the top of the second tree from Golden. For completeness, I provide a link to a photo when it was high up in the tree.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/25876581@N00/25699658308/in/dateposted-public/
    
    Jim Hecht Hermosa Beach CA
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  15. Re: [LACoBirds] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Lower LA River LINK
    DATE: Jan 7, 2018 @ 12:39pm, 11 day(s) ago
    850 21th street in the treetops and wires.
    
    On Jan 7, 2018 11:13, "Mark Scheel scheel314@... [LACoBirds]" < LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
      Hi all,
    
    The scissor-tailed flycatcher is still in the same location, 11:10 am Jan 7.
    
    Mark and Janet Scheel 
    Pasadena
    
    On Jan 6, 2018 4:16 PM, " merryledel@... [LACoBirds]" < LACoBirds-noreply@ yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
      Birders, there is a Scissor-tailed flycatcher at the LA River below Willow Street. A local birder tipped of Becky Turley, who can't post to the list serve anymore.
    If you take DeForest south of Will to Hill, there is a set of stairs up to the river. Walk about half way south toward the PCH bridge (past 21st Street). . When you see a blue inflatable pool and white gazebo, just a few more houses south and on the edge of the river is a group of Willows. Approx GPS viewing spot 3.7941311,-118.2037272
    When last seen, the bird was moving from approx the largest of the willows to the lines over the neighborhood, with one of the numerous Cassin's Kingbirds. We had it for about 20-25 minutes  and lost it at about 3:20 pm, but it has been around for about a week.
    The Peregrine didn't help, nor did all four of us taking our eyes off of it at the same time!
    
    Merryl Edelstein Long BEach
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  17. Re: [LACoBirds] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Lower LA River LINK
    DATE: Jan 7, 2018 @ 11:09am, 11 day(s) ago
    Hi all,
    
    The scissor-tailed flycatcher is still in the same location, 11:10 am Jan 7.
    
    Mark and Janet Scheel 
    Pasadena
    
    On Jan 6, 2018 4:16 PM, " merryledel@... [LACoBirds]" < LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
      Birders, there is a Scissor-tailed flycatcher at the LA River below Willow Street. A local birder tipped of Becky Turley, who can't post to the list serve anymore.
    If you take DeForest south of Will to Hill, there is a set of stairs up to the river. Walk about half way south toward the PCH bridge (past 21st Street). . When you see a blue inflatable pool and white gazebo, just a few more houses south and on the edge of the river is a group of Willows. Approx GPS viewing spot 3.7941311,-118.2037272
    When last seen, the bird was moving from approx the largest of the willows to the lines over the neighborhood, with one of the numerous Cassin's Kingbirds. We had it for about 20-25 minutes  and lost it at about 3:20 pm, but it has been around for about a week.
    The Peregrine didn't help, nor did all four of us taking our eyes off of it at the same time!
    
    Merryl Edelstein Long BEach
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  19. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Lower LA River LINK
    DATE: Jan 6, 2018 @ 4:16pm, 12 day(s) ago
    Birders, there is a Scissor-tailed flycatcher at the LA River below Willow Street. A local birder tipped of Becky Turley, who can't post to the list serve anymore.
    If you take DeForest south of Will to Hill, there is a set of stairs up to the river. Walk about half way south toward the PCH bridge (past 21st Street). . When you see a blue inflatable pool and white gazebo, just a few more houses south and on the edge of the river is a group of Willows. Approx GPS viewing spot3.7941311,-118.2037272
    When last seen, the bird was moving from approx the largest of the willows to the lines over the neighborhood, with one of the numerous Cassin's Kingbirds. We had it for about 20-25 minutes and lost it at about 3:20 pm, but it has been around for about a week.
    The Peregrine didn't help, nor did all four of us taking our eyes off of it at the same time!
    
    Merryl Edelstein Long BEach
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  21. RE: [LACoBirds] help with ID: bendire's thrasher, ring-billed gull, long-tailedunidentified sp. LINK
    DATE: Jun 10, 2017 @ 10:36am, 7 month(s) ago
    HI Michael!
    
    Ring-billed Gulls are more numerous in winter, but there’s still some around in spring and summer.
    
    The thrasher is a California Thrasher, quite common in Eaton Canyon. You’d have to go to the eastern deserts of CA for a Bendire’s.
    
    The last bird in question is a Pin-tailed Whydah, an established exotic. The male is quite striking, and it often fools the observer. There is a small but growing number of Whydahs in Southern California and the San Gabriel Valley.
    
    Good birding!
    
    Ed
    
    Ed Stonick
    
    Pasadena, CA
    
    Sent from Mail for Windows 10
    
    From: Michael galovic@... [LACoBirds]
    
    Sent: Saturday, June 10, 2017 9:14 AM
    
    To: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com
    
    Subject: [LACoBirds] help with ID: bendire's thrasher, ring-billed gull, long-tailedunidentified sp.
    
     
    
    I'm an Eastern US birder puzzled by 3 birds seen last week in LA County.
    
    Sorry for the vague descriptions. Any thoughts
    
    6/3/17 - Dockweiler Beach: lots of what looked like Ring-billed Gulls
    
    (size, yellow bill with dark patch, etc.) but the field guides say
    
    they're only around LA in winter. iBird and Peterson's show a
    
    Black-tailed Gull that looks similar for that part of the country.
    
    Sibley does not.
    
    6/6/17 - Eaton Canyon: Thrasher-like species. Size of a Brown Thrasher.
    
    Plain, medium-brown head, back, wings, tail. I did not see the
    
    underside. Rust-colored rump. Dark eye (as best I could tell from a
    
    distance). Long, sharp-pointed straight bill. My guess... Bendire's
    
    Thrasher (and the dark eye that I saw was a lighting issue).
    
    6/6/17 - Azusa Pacific University (NE corner of Wilden Hall): small bird
    
    with an unmistakeable long (sort of Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher tail,
    
    however it seemed to have large feather-groups at the ends of the
    
    tail--the 2 tips did not seem to come to a point). It seemed too small
    
    for a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. Grayish back. Flew about 5' off the
    
    ground into a low handing branch. I did not have binoculars and could
    
    not get a better look other than the 2 sec. view of it flying. My
    
    guess... escaped exotic.
    
    --
    
    Michael Galovic
    
    Asheville, NC
    
    galovic@...
    
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  23. help with ID: bendire's thrasher, ring-billed gull, long-tailed unidentified sp. LINK
    DATE: Jun 10, 2017 @ 8:25am, 7 month(s) ago
    I'm an Eastern US birder puzzled by 3 birds seen last week in LA County.
    
    Sorry for the vague descriptions. Any thoughts
    
    6/3/17 - Dockweiler Beach: lots of what looked like Ring-billed Gulls
    
    (size, yellow bill with dark patch, etc.) but the field guides say
    
    they're only around LA in winter. iBird and Peterson's show a
    
    Black-tailed Gull that looks similar for that part of the country.
    
    Sibley does not.
    
    6/6/17 - Eaton Canyon: Thrasher-like species. Size of a Brown Thrasher.
    
    Plain, medium-brown head, back, wings, tail. I did not see the
    
    underside. Rust-colored rump. Dark eye (as best I could tell from a
    
    distance). Long, sharp-pointed straight bill. My guess... Bendire's
    
    Thrasher (and the dark eye that I saw was a lighting issue).
    
    6/6/17 - Azusa Pacific University (NE corner of Wilden Hall): small bird
    
    with an unmistakeable long (sort of Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher tail,
    
    however it seemed to have large feather-groups at the ends of the
    
    tail--the 2 tips did not seem to come to a point). It seemed too small
    
    for a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. Grayish back. Flew about 5' off the
    
    ground into a low handing branch. I did not have binoculars and could
    
    not get a better look other than the 2 sec. view of it flying. My
    
    guess... escaped exotic.
    
    --
    
    Michael Galovic
    
    Asheville, NC
    
    galovic@...
    
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  25. RE: [LACoBirds] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, North Atwater Park LINK
    DATE: Sep 8, 2016 @ 11:46am, 1 year(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    If, like me, you have no idea where "North Atwater Park" is, it is at the west end of Chevy Chase Drive in Atwater (where Chevy Chase hits the east side of the Los Angeles River). Take Chevy Chase west from San Fernando Rd.
    
    I have no details about the reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, but can at least confirm where the park seems to be.
    
    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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  27. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, North Atwater Park LINK
    DATE: Sep 8, 2016 @ 10:24am, 1 year(s) ago
    Just flushed from a sycamore and hiding in a cottonwood by the creek, not the river. Have not yet relocated. Cuyler Los Feliz Sent from my iPhone
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  29. Los Angeles RBA- 11 March 2016 LINK
    DATE: Mar 11, 2016 @ 2:32pm, 2 year(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *March 11, 2016 * CALA1603.11
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Eurasian Wigeon
    Red-necked Grebe
    Neotropic Cormorant
    Yellow-footed Gull
    Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    Prairie Falcon
    Hammond’s Flycatcher
    Eastern Phoebe
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
    Plumbeous Vireo
    Black-and-white Warbler
    American Redstart
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    Grasshopper Sparrow
    White-throated Sparrow
    Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco
    Lazuli Bunting
    
    
    
    California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form):
    http://www.californiabirds.org/
    
    
    Enter your bird sightings on eBird:
    
    http://ebird.org/content/ebird
    
    
    Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
    E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at
    JonF60@...
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
    
    -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for March 11.
    
    A EURASIAN WIGEON was on the south lake at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook on March 4.
    
    The RED-NECKED GREBE continued at Castaic Lagoon through March 5.
    
    The NEOTROPIC CORMORANT at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas was seen through March 10. It has most often been near the north side of the lake, usually perched on the red buoys near the north shore boat ramp.
    If the bird is not here, it’s worth checking other parts of the lake. There is an entry fee on weekends.
    
    The YELLOW-FOOTED GULL at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera was seen through March 6. The basins are located between Whitter and Washington. Easiest access is from the east end of
    Mines Ave, east of Passons. A continuing LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was also reported here through March 6.
    
    At Veteran’s Park in Sylmar the YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER continued around restroom #1 and Frisbee Golf Goal #7 and was reported through March 6.
    
    
    A PRAIRIE FALCON was briefly at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Area on March 10.
    
    A HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER continued at John Anson Ford Park through March 3.
    
    At Madrona Marsh in Torrance, the EASTERN PHOEBE, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, LAZULI BUNTING and GRASSHOPPER SPARROW all continued around the south pond at Madrona Marsh in Torrance. Hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.
    
    VERMILION FLYCATCHERS included a female continuing at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook (northwest of the south lake) through March and up to three continuing through March 6 at Oakdale Memorial
    Park in Glendora.
    
    The SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER at Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica was reported through March 6 by the intersection of cemetery roads Palm and Delaware.
    
    Another SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER was by the DWP reservoir at the end of Chautauqua Blvd on March 3. This area is north of Sunset Blvd. and just east of Temescal Gateway Park.
    
    A PLUMBEOUS VIREO was at Granada Hills Park on March 6 north of the community center building.
    
    At El Dorado Park in Long Beach, a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued in Area 2 through March 3. From the Spring Street entrance bear left at the fork and look for a grove of pines and oaks in the Snake Road area
    left of the stream. This is where the bird is being seen.
    
    The female AMERICAN REDSTART continued through March 5 at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera. It has been in the trees by the extreme northwest corner and black metal gate just below
    Whittier Blvd.
    
    An adult male AMERICAN REDSTART was at American Gold Star Manor in Long Beach on March 10. It was observed behind the maintenance building at the north end.
    
    A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continued at Oak Park Cemetery in Claremont through March 6.
    
    Up to five GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were at Mormon Canyon above Porter Ranch on March 9, though getting to the spot requires a bit of a hike. The birds were around the weather station in the high pasture area overlooking
    Mason Ave.
    
    A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued at Hahamongna Watershed Park by the south bridge through March 6.
    
    A DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO was at Gloria Heer Park in Rowland Heights on March 5.
    
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
    
    
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