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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. Last word on Tropical Kingbird in El Segundo LINK
    DATE: Feb 2, 2018 @ 5:44pm, 16 day(s) ago
    Hi All,
    At the risk of really annoying everyone, I want to be perfectly clear about two things:
    
    1) The Tropical Kingbird I saw is (still) in the Raytheon Employees Recreation Park NOT the El Segundo Recreation Park.
    
    These are totally different parks.
    
    2) Although the Raytheon Park is not publicly accessible, the El Segundo Recreation Park is totally accessible to all. Dick Barth often reports from there and has had many rare sightings in that park over the years. Please keep birding there.
    
    Hope that clears it up,
    Ed Griffin Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
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  7. Re: [Tropical Kingbird at El Segundo - NOT chaseable LINK
    DATE: Feb 2, 2018 @ 6:58am, 17 day(s) ago
    Hi All,
    
    
    
    In my original post on this bird I stated that I was unsure if there was public access. I am now sure that there is NO public access.
    
    
    I apologize for all the confusion including calling the park by the wrong name. The lat-lon coordinates in my second post are accurate.
    
    Sorry,
    Ed Griffin Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
    
    On Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 10:43 PM, Edmond Griffin eppygriffin@... [LACoBirds] wrote:
    
    Hi All,
    
    My lat-long coordinates for the Tropical Kingbird in El Segundo Rec Park were a couple of hundred feet off to the north west.These are better (at least in Google Earth):
    
    33 54 51.37N 118 23 38.11W
    
    
    
    The bird is inside the fence in the south-southwest corner of the park.
    
    Hope it helps, Ed Griffin Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
    
    On Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 1:09 PM, Edmond Griffin eppygriffin@... [LACoBirds] wrote:
    
    Hi All,
     I just refound a Tropical Kingbird first sighted by Mike McLaughlin this morning. Here are my notes:
    Much paler gray head then nearby Cassin’s Kingbird. Dark mask subtle but apparent. Strikingly long bill. Slender forked tail also apparent. Bright yellow belly and chest up to the throat. Heard calling, obviously not a Cassin’s call. Flycatching and moving in bare trees near 33°5460 N 118°2341 W.
    I am unsure if this is chaseable by non-employees. Maybe someone else knows.
    
    Ed Griffin Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
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  9. 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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  11. Re: [LACoBirds] Tropical Kingbird at El Segundo Rec Park 1/31/2018 LINK
    DATE: Jan 31, 2018, 19 day(s) ago
    Hi All,
    
    My lat-long coordinates for the Tropical Kingbird in El Segundo Rec Park were a couple of hundred feet off to the north west.These are better (at least in Google Earth):
    
    33 54 51.37N 118 23 38.11W
    
    
    
    The bird is inside the fence in the south-southwest corner of the park.
    
    Hope it helps, Ed Griffin Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
    
    On Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 1:09 PM, Edmond Griffin eppygriffin@... [LACoBirds] wrote:
    
    Hi All,
     I just refound a Tropical Kingbird first sighted by Mike McLaughlin this morning. Here are my notes:
    Much paler gray head then nearby Cassin’s Kingbird. Dark mask subtle but apparent. Strikingly long bill. Slender forked tail also apparent. Bright yellow belly and chest up to the throat. Heard calling, obviously not a Cassin’s call. Flycatching and moving in bare trees near 33°5460 N 118°2341 W.
    I am unsure if this is chaseable by non-employees. Maybe someone else knows.
    
    Ed Griffin Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
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  13. Tropical Kingbird at El Segundo Rec Park 1/31/2018 LINK
    DATE: Jan 31, 2018, 19 day(s) ago
    Hi All,
     I just refound a Tropical Kingbird first sighted by Mike McLaughlin this morning. Here are my notes:
    Much paler gray head then nearby Cassin’s Kingbird. Dark mask subtle but apparent. Strikingly long bill. Slender forked tail also apparent. Bright yellow belly and chest up to the throat. Heard calling, obviously not a Cassin’s call. Flycatching and moving in bare trees near 33°5460 N 118°2341 W.
    I am unsure if this is chaseable by non-employees. Maybe someone else knows.
    
    Ed Griffin Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
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  15. 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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  17. 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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  19. Madrona Marsh Tropical Kingbird LINK
    DATE: Jan 17, 2018 @ 11:53am, 32 day(s) ago
    There is a small Kingbird with a very long black bill, and a black face mask. It is either a tropical or Couch's, hahaha, Kingbird. This bird is staying in trees along the water's edge along the southwestern portion of Madrona Marsh. The Eastern Phoebe is also
    here. This is the area referred to by many as the Chevron Corner. Both birds are 80 to 100 yards east of the exact southwest corner of The Preserve.
    
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  21. 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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  23. Los Angeles RBA- 21 December 2017 LINK
    DATE: Dec 21, 2017 @ 10:12pm, 59 day(s) ago
    - RBA
    
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    *December 21, 2017
    * CALA1712.21
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Tundra Swan
    "Eurasian" Green-winged Teal
    Red-necked Grebe
    Swainson's Hawk
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    Northern "Yellow-shafted" Flicker
    "Prairie" Merlin
    Eastern Phoebe
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    Ash-throated Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    
    WesternKingbird
    Pacific Wren
    Green-tailed Towhee
    "Red"Fox Sparrow
    Swamp Sparrow
    White-throated Sparrow
    RUSTY BLACKBIRD
    Hooded Oriole
    Black-and-white Warbler
    MacGillivray's Warbler
    American Redstart
    Northern Parula
    Summer Tanager
    
    
    California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form):
    
    http://www.californiabirds.org/
    
    
    Enter your bird sightings on eBird:
    
    http://ebird.org/content/ebird
    
    
    Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
    E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at
    
    JonF60@...
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
    
    -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for December 21.
    
    
    The TUNDRA SWAN at the Piute Ponds (Ducks Unlimited Pond) on Edwards AFB continued through December 21. Remember that a letter of permission is required for entry.
    
    The“EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL continued along the LA River adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale through December 16 and one
    at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera was reportedthrough December 15 .
    
    A RED-NECKED GREBE continued at Castaic Lagoon through December 18.
    
    
    A SWAINSON'S HAWK was at Brush Canyon in Griffith Park on December 14.
    
    A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was in Topanga on December 17.
    
    NORTHERN "YELLOW-SHAFTED" FLICKERS were at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena on December 16 and at Ernest E.Debs Park on December 16.
    
    A pale "Prairie" MERLIN was found at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on December 17.
    
    A DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER continued at Ladera Park in Ladera Heights through December 18. It has been on the east side of the Hillside Picnic Area east of the center of the park.
    
    Another DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER was at Runnymede Recreation Center in Canoga Park on December 16.
    
    An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through November 20. A WESTERN KINGBIRD was there on November 14. An EASTERN PHOEBE also continued through December 20. The BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER
    continued in the meadow area through December 20.
    
    VERMILION FLYCATCHERS were in the Sepulveda Basin (Bull Creek RestorationArea) on December 16, continuing at Colorado Lagoon through December 16 and by the north pond at the Golf Course in the Sepulveda Basin on
    December 16.
    
    A TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued in Area 3 of El Dorado Park through December16.
    
    PACIFIC WRENS were in Santa Anita Canyon (near Cabin 39) and along the nearbyWinter Creek Trail on December 16.
    
    GREEN-TAILED TOWHEES were in Altadena on December 16 and continuingin the parking lot at the Huntington Library in SanMarino through December 16.
    
    A “RED” FOX SPARROW continued at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena through December 16 by the Altadena Drain pond.
    
    A SWAMP SPARROW was at the confluence of the San Gabriel River and San Jose Creek on December 16.
    
    AWHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued at Montrose Community Park in Montrose through December 15.
    
    The RUSTY BLACKBIRD at Almansor Park in Alhambra continued through December 21. It has been seen mainlyby the lower pond.
    
    Another RUSTY BLACKBIRD was in the parking lot in front of the Starbucks at the entrance to Trancas Canyon on December 17.
    
    A HOODED ORIOLE was in the Sepulveda Basin on December 16 and another was at the north end of the desert garden at the Huntington Gardens in San Marino on December 16.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued on the west side of El Segundo Library Park in El Segundo through December 15. Another continued at the top of Tallac Knoll at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia
    through December 18.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER (south of the administration building)and a PALM WARBLER (by the tennis courts) were at DeForest Park in Long Beach on December 16.
    
    A MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER was found at a residence in Burbank on December 18.
    
    A NORTHERN PARULA and an AMERICAN REDSTART were found at Bon elli Regional Park in San Dimas on December 16. In the northeast part of the park, w alk
    from the RV park along the "jungle" trail along the fence. Thentake a right instead of continuing to follow the fence. On the left side there is a clearing next to where the creek enters the reservoir. Walk toward the creek to the oak and the ash tree
    where the birds have been seen. Both were present through December 20.
    
    Another NORTHERN PARULA was at the far north end of Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Pasadena on December 18.
    
    A female SUMMER TANAGER continued at the Village Green Condominiums (by unit 5323)in Los Angeles through December 17
    
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
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  25. Los Angeles RBA- 1 December 2017 LINK
    DATE: Dec 1, 2017 @ 2:01pm, 3 month(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    *December 1, 2017
    * CALA1712.01
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    “Eurasian” Green-winged Teal
    Red-necked Grebe
    Pacific Golden-Plover
    Ancient Murrelet
    Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Glaucous Gull
    Red-throated Loon
    Little Blue Heron
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker
    Prairie Falcon
    Pacific-slop Flycatcher
    Eastern Phoebe
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    “Red” Fox Sparrow
    White-throated Sparrow
    Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco
    Black-and-white Warbler
    Black-throated Blue Warbler
    Palm Warbler
    Painted Redstart
    Summer Tanager
    Black-headed Grosbeak
    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 December 1.
    
    The “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera continued through November 27. The LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL continued here through November 24 and a GLAUCOUS GULL
    was found here on December 1 on the south side of the north basin.
    
    Another “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL remained along the LA River adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale through November 28.
    
    A RED-NECKED GREBE continued at Castaic Lagoon through November 29 and a RED-THROATED LOON was seen there on November 25.
    
    The PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER at Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo was seen through November 26. It has been near the Snowy Plover enclosure.
    
     The ANCIENT MURRELET at the Cabrillo Marina was reported through November 26. Viewing spots include from the end of Whaler's Walk and at the
    22nd Street Landing.
    San Clemente Island produced a LITTLE BLUE HERON present from November 24-26.
    
    A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was at the LA County Natural History Museum Nature Gardens on November 29.
    
    An apparent NORTHERN “YELLOW-SHAFTED” FLICKER was seen at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena on November 26.
    
    A late PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER was at Hopkins Wilderness Park in Redondo Beach on November 27.
    
    An EASTERN PHOEBE was found at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on November 26 near Group Picnic Area 2. A PRAIRIE FALCON was seen nearby on the north side of Brackett Field.
    
    At least two VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continued at the Castaic Sports Complex through November 29. Another continued at Hollydale Park in South Gate through November 28.
    
    A TROPICAL KINGBIRD (last seen near the Ranger Station) and a PALM WARBLER (by the east end of the dam) continued at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City through November 25 and November 29 respectively.
    
    On November 24, Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale had a continuing CLAY-COLORED SPARROW north of the restrooms by parking area 5.
    
    A “RED” FOX SPARROW and a continuing DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO were at Rancho Sierra Golf Course in the Antelope Valley on November 26. At this locale, always ask permission to bird (perimeter only) at the club
    house.
    
    WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were at Montrose Community Park on November 29 and at the Mineral Wells Picnic Area in Griffith Park on November 30.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued through November 25 in the willows in the meadow area at Madrona Marsh in Torrance and an EASTERN PHOEBE remained through November 25 under the large cottonwoods on reserve’s
    south side.
     A BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER continued through November 30at a residence in Studio City.
    
    The PAINTED REDSTART at Culver City Park continued through November 26. It was last seen on the hill between Botts Field and the Culver Little
    League Field.
    
    A female SUMMER TANAGER continued at the Village Green Condominiums (south of Rodeo Road and west of La Brea Ave.) in Los Angeles. It was last seen behind units 5343 and 5349 on November 25. This is private property
    but birders are welcome. Please be thoughtful of the residents.
    
    Another female type SUMMER TANAGER was at Veteran’s Park in Sylmar on November 29.
    
    Late was a BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK in Sierra Madre through November 29 and a BLUE GROSBEAK at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach through November 25.
    
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
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  27. Los Angeles RBA- 24 November 2017 LINK
    DATE: Nov 24, 2017 @ 6:14pm, 3 month(s) ago
    - RBA
    
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    *November 24, 2017
    * CALA1711.24
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    "Eurasian" Green-winged Teal
    White-winged Scoter
    Black Scoter
    Red-necked Grebe
    Pacific Golden-Plover
    Ancient Murrelet
    Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Swainson's Hawk
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    Eastern Phoebe
    VermilionFlycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    Pacific Wren
    Lapland Longspur
    Chestnut-collared Longspur
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    "Red" Fox Sparrow
    Grasshopper Sparrow
    White-throated Sparrow
    Black-and-white Warbler
    Lucy's Warbler
    Black-throated Blue Warbler
    Palm Warbler
    Painted Redstart
    Summer Tanager
    
    
    California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form):
    
    http://www.californiabirds.org/
    
    
    Enter your bird sightings on eBird:
    
    http://ebird.org/content/ebird
    
    
    Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
    E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at
    
    JonF60@...
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
    
    -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for November 24.
    
    The “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL along the LA River adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale was seen through November 23.
    
    Another “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL continued at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera continued through November
    22. The LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at the spreading grounds continued through November 20.
    
    A couple offemale BLACK SCOTERS and a female WHITE-WINGED SCOTER continued
    off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through November 24. These birds have been north of Imperial Highway in the vicinity of lifeguard station 46 to 49 and also by station 61 .
    
    A RED-NECKED GREBE was at Castaic Lagoon on November 19.
    
    The PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER continued at Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through November 23. It has been near the Snowy Plover enclosure.
    
    An ANCIENT MURRELET has been seen in and around the Cabrillo Marina from November 18-24. Viewing spots include from the end of Whaler's Walk and at the 22nd Street Landing.
    
    A late SWAINSON'S HAWK was at 110th Street East and Ave. I in the east Antelope Valley on November 19.
    
    A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was by the cricket field near the nature preserve in the Sepulveda Basin in Van Nuys on November 24.
    
    An EASTERN PHOEBE remained at Madrona Marsh through November 24 (northeast of the large cottonwood
    on the south side of the preserve. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued through November 21 in the willows in the meadow area and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen through November 24. AGRASSHOPPER SPARROW continued through November 20. The preserve’s
    official hours are 10am-5pm, Tuesday through Sunday.
    
    VERMILION FLYCATCHERS included three at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora through November 17 one at the Colorado Lagoon in long Beach on November 21. also at Colorado Lagoon was a TROPICAL KINGBIRD on November 20.
    
    A PACIFIC WREN continued in Big Santa Anita Canyon through November 18 near Cabin 51 and 71.
    
    A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was at Hansen Dam on November 24. It was initially seen in the channel below the dam, but flew toward the main basin and thus might be refound at the sports fields thereor south of the dam at the
    golf course.
    
    A CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPUR was at Ave. M anbd 50th Street East in the Antelope Valley on November 19.
    
    A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale from November 18-24 near Parking Lot 5, last seen north of the restrooms and children's water play area.
    
    A "RED" FOX SPARROW was at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena from November 19-23 by the Altadena drain pond.
    
    WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were at Alma Park in San Pedro on November 19, continuingat the top of Tallac Knoll at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia through November 21 and in Rolling Hills Estates on November 23.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at Ralph Dills Park in Paramount on November 19 between San Mateo and SanMarcus on the east side of the park. Another continued in oaks near the top of Tallac Knoll at the LA County Arboretum though November 21.
    
    A LUCY'S WARBLER was at the South Pasadena Nature Park on November 18.
    
    A BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER continued through November 22at a residence in Studio City.
    
    A PALM WARBLER continued at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City through November 18 near the east end ofthe dam.
    
    The PAINTED REDSTART at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook and adjacentCulver City Park (most recently at the native plant greenhouse) was reported through November 18.
    
    A SUMMER TANAGER was near Freshman Drive at West LA College on November 21.
    
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
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  29. Los Angeles RBA- 10 November 2017 LINK
    DATE: Nov 10, 2017 @ 3:08pm, 3 month(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    *November 10, 2017
    * CALA1711.10
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    “Eurasian” Green-winged Teal
    White-winged Scoter
    Black Scoter
    Red-necked Grebe
    Lesser Black-backed Gull
    American Bittern
    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
    Swainson’s Hawk
    “Harlan’s” Red-tailed Hawk
    Burrowing Owl
    Lewis’s Woodpecker
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    Lapland Longspur
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    Lark Bunting
    Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco
    Black-and-white Warbler
    American Redstart
    Black-throated Blue Warbler
    Palm Warbler
    Black-throated Green Warbler
    
    
    
    California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form):
    
    http://www.californiabirds.org/
    
    
    Enter your bird sightings on eBird:
    
    http://ebird.org/content/ebird
    
    
    Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
    E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at
    
    JonF60@...
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
    
    -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for November 10.
    
    Two female BLACK SCOTERS continued off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through November 6. They were joined on that date by a female WHITE-WINGED SCOTER. These birds have been north of Imperial Highway in
    the vicinity of lifeguard station 49.
    
    A RED-NECKED GREBE was along the LA River at Willow Street in Long Beach on November 4.
    
    A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera on October 31 and November 3. A probable “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL was here on November 9. There has been water
    only in the north basin, though that can change at any time. A BURROWING OWL was on the north berm of the south most basin (just above Washington) on November 5 and a SWAINSON’S HAWK flew over the area on November 4.
    
    Another SWAINSON’S HAWK was at the Crystalaire Golf Club (private property) near Llano on November 8.
    
    A dark morph “HARLAN’S” RED-TAILED HAWK was seen on November 10 over Virginia Country Club in Long Beach.
    
    About twenty LEWIS’S WOODPECKERS were at Chilao Flat (where similar numbers have been reported previously) in the San Gabriel Mountains on November 6. They were mainly on the Manzanita Campsite Loop.
    
    The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park was seen through November 7 near the boat ramp.
    
    A PACIFIC WREN was in Santa Anita Canyon above Arcadia on November 8. It was past the green bridge at the bottom of the road down to the canyon bottom between the first and second concrete check dams.
    
    The LARK BUNTING continued at Agua Amarga Canyon on the Palos Verdes Peninsula through November 5. It has been by the south rim of the canyon.
    
    A DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO was at St. Andrew’s Priory near Valyermo on November 4.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continues at El Dorado Park in Long Beach. It was last reported in Area 2, south of Snake Road near where it makes a wide left turn. A VERMILION FLYCATCHER also continues in Area 2.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER (through November 8) and an AMERICAN REDSTART (through November 3) continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance. Check the willows in the meadow area. A continuing CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was
    in mulefat east of the “dog willows” from November 3-4. The preserve’s official hours are 10am-5pm, Tuesday through Sunday.
    
    A PALM WARBLER was at Hollydale Park in South Gate on November 3. It was at the north end along the fence east of the north horse exercise area.
    
    Another PALM WARBLER was at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City on November 5 by the dam.
    
    A male BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER continued at El Dorado Park in Long Beach through November 7. Enter the park at Los Arcos and park at the end. The bird has been in bottlebrush along the golf course fence near
    a banner featuring a picture of an American Coot.
    
    Another BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER continued at a residence in Sherman Oaks through November 7.
    
    San Clemente Island had an AMERICAN BITTERN continuing through November 6, a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continuing through November 4, , LAPLAND LONGSPUR from November 7-8, a PALM WARBLER from November 2-6 and a
    BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER on November 1.
    
    
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
    
    
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