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   Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Sphyrapicus varius


   Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) - YBSA (recent eBird sightings, view CBRC records, range map
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  1. Los Angeles RBA- 16 March 2018 LINK
    DATE: Mar 16, 2018 @ 2:42pm, 3 month(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *March 16, 2018 * CALA1803.16
    
     -Birds mentioned
    
    Tundra Swan Common Ground-Dove Franklin’s Gull Lesser Black-backed Gull Neotropic Cormorant Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Long-eared Owl Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker Eastern Phoebe Dusky-capped Flycatcher Ash-throated Flycatcher Tropical Kingbird BLUE-HEADED VIREO Pacific Wren White-throated Sparrow Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco RUSTY BLACKBIRD Black-and-white Warbler American Redstart Chestnut-sided Warbler Palm Warbler Pine 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 atJonF60@... Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
     -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for March 16.
    
    The TUNDRA SWAN at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB continued through March 14. A letter of permission is required for entry.
    
    A COMMON GROUND-DOVE continued along the San Gabriel River at the east end of Trabuco Street in Bellflower on March 12 (south of the horse exercise area).
    
    A FRANKLIN’S GULL was at the Ballona Creek mouth (by the Pacific Ave. bridge) on March 12.
    
    An adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera on March 15.
    
    The NEOTROPIC CORMORANT continued at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through March 12.
    It has been on the north side of the lake, usually on the dock or buoys.
    
    The YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Topanga Lagoon was seen through March 11.
    
    An injured LONG-EARED OWL was found and subsequently captured for rehab at the El Dorado Park Nature Center area on March 9.
    
    A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER continued at DeForest Park in Long Beach through March 9.
    It is usually in the trees around the park administration buildings.
    
    Two NORTHERN “YELLOW-SHAFTED” FLICKERS were at Rosedale Cemetery in Los Angeles on March 13.
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh inTorrance was reported through March 14 near the "Chevron corner" (the area of the preserve opposite the Chevrongas station, corner of Sepulveda and Madrona).
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER also continued here through March 14 and was last seen west of the green sheds. Official Preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday, but access can often be had outside those hours.
    
    The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER and PINE WARBLER continued at Runnymeade Park in Winnetka.
    The flycatcher was seen through March 13 and the warbler through March 15.
    
    An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER continued at the Sepulveda Basin- near the north entrance to the wildlife reserve- through March 10.
    
    A TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued at Entradero Park in Torrance continued through March 15 around the pond and in the northwest corner of the park.
    A PALM WARBLER continued here as well through March 11.
    
    The putative BLUE-HEADED VIREO continued along the LA River in Glendale just above the Los Feliz crossing.
    It has been on the east side along the fence bordering the golf course.
    A SUMMER TANAGER also continues in this area.
    Both were reported through March 10.
    
    A PACIFIC WREN continued in Big Santa Anita Canyon through March 10.
    It was seen across from cabin number 40.
    
    WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were at Hopkins Wilderness Park through March 9, in and around the Rose Garden at Descanso Gardens in La Canada through March 14, at the South Coast Botanic Garden through March 11, at the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation
    Area in Baldwin Hills (west of the Japanese Garden) through March 13.
    
    A DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO continued at St. Andrew’s Priory near Valyermo through March 11.
    
    The RUSTY BLACKBIRD at Almansor Park in Alhambra was reported through March 16.
    It is usually around the lower pond.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia through March 11.
    It has been at the top of Tallac Knoll near the southwest corner of the property.
    
    The female AMERICAN REDSTART at El Dorado Park in Long Beach continued through March 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 PALM WARBLER was at Columbia Park in Torrance on March 11 on the lawn near the community garden.
    
    The CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER in Claremont continued through March 10.
    It has been near Wheeler Park, most recently feeding on lawns at the intersection of Carleton Ave. and Doane Street.
    
    The PAINTED REDSTART at Culver City Park continued through March 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 LA County Arboretum in Arcadia through March 11.
    It was along the main path heading north from the Peacock Café, north of the Madagascar Spiny Forest in Weeping Bottle Brush.
    If not there, check nearby areas.
    
     A male SUMMER TANAGER was along Brooktree Road in Pacific Palisades on March 13 and a female SUMMER TANAGER was at Wardlow Park in Long Beach through March 15 (around the building).
    
     - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher Glendale, CA JonF60@...
    
     EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
    
    For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website athttp://www.laaudubon.org
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  3. Los Angeles RBA- 15 February 2018 LINK
    DATE: Feb 15, 2018 @ 8:54pm, 4 month(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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  5. Los Angeles RBA- 8 February 2018 LINK
    DATE: Feb 8, 2018 @ 4:53pm, 4 month(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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  7. Re: [LACoBirds] scoter notes - Dockweiler Hyperion Bluff to Grand Ave LINK
    DATE: Feb 6, 2018 @ 9:42pm, 5 month(s) ago
    I, on the other hand, decided that I would find my own scoter flocks between Zuma and Santa Monica, today. Quite possibly one of the dumbest ideas I've had in a while. I did find one small flock of surf scoters.
    
    There were numbers of red-throated loons near-shore, a breeding plumage Pelagic Cormorant, and a few Black-headed Shearwaters between Malibu Lagoon and Topanga Lagoon.
    
    Nanday Parakeets flew back and forth between Pepperdine Ponds and the beaches. It's amazing how common they are all over the entire Malibu area, even 5 or more miles in from the ocean e.g. King Gillette Ranch (male Eurasian Wigeon) and Malibu Creek State Park.
    
    BTW the Claremont Chestnut-sided Warbler may have jumped bail, along with the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at DeForest Park in Long Beach.
    
    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 busyday@... [LACoBirds]
    
    Sent: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 7:34:44 PM
    
    To: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com
    
    Subject: [LACoBirds] scoter notes - Dockweiler Hyperion Bluff to Grand Ave
    
     Birders,
    
    Tues 6 Feb
    
    Early this morning in the haze off Dockweiler Beach there were over two thousand scoters scattered from the Hyperion outlook building down to Grand Ave. I did my best to look through all the flocks but I'm sure I missed some stuff. I did find at least four
    Black Scoters and a White-winged. The White-winged was well off shore---I had good scope looks at it but got no usable photos. Black Scoter photos:
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/25255095067
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/40127137241
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/40094094322
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/25255053467
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/40127098531
    
    Richard Barth
    
    West Hollywood
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  9. Summer Tanager at DeForest Park LINK
    DATE: Feb 3, 2018 @ 12:39pm, 5 month(s) ago
    This morning around 10 am, we saw a Summer Tanager at DeForest Park on a Sycamore near the soccer field bathroom. We could not find the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. Below are pictures:
    
    https://flic.kr/p/K6vxGV
    
    https://flic.kr/p/22XBPHY
    
    Manuel Duran
    
    Lomita, CA
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  11. RFI Legg Lake sapsuckers LINK
    DATE: Feb 2, 2018 @ 1:09pm, 5 month(s) ago
    Hi,
    
    There is a Snow Goose among the Canada Geese near the Santa Anita parking lot. I don't know if I have ever seen a Snow Goose here, before.
    
    I am here on my third or fourth visit to Legg Lake in the last number of weeks looking for these two different sapsuckers and not finding them. I have read the various directions given in eBird, and yet according to one friend I am going to the wrong Pine Tree
    near bathroom number 7. The pine tree that I have been searching is the very tall Italian Stone Pine that is tall and straight and then blossoms outwards into a very wide crown. My friend told me that I should find the pine tree that is straight but has branches
    already at 10 or 15 feet off the ground and that I should be able to find the sapsucker wells. No such luck. The tree that I am referring to is west and north of bathroom 7 near the shore of the middle lake.
    
    I have also had no luck finding the yellow-bellied sapsucker that allegedly hangs out in the tipu tree west of bath remember 8.
    
    Yes, I realize that if I'm not finding these two birds I should walk around and stare at all the other trees. I have been doing that a lot. Any help
    
    Chris Dean if you are reading this, please call my 909 cell phone.
    
    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
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  13. Possible Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at DeForest Park LINK
    DATE: Feb 1, 2018 @ 2:15pm, 5 month(s) ago
    Seen between 11 am and 11:30 am in eucalyptus trees along the west (river) side of the park. From west of the ball field bathroom in one of the big eucalyptus trees at 11 am, it then moved to another tree to the north and finally flew toward the tennis courts. We left a blue shirt at the base of the tree where it was last seen drumming, maybe it will go back there. Approx (very) GPS 33.865744, -118.193803 . Photos in checklist. Comments welcome as it would be a lifer but we'd still be happy with any confirmation of the ID one way or the other. https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42418439
    
    Merryl Edelstein Long Beach
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  15. Los Angeles RBA- 11 January 2018 LINK
    DATE: Jan 11, 2018 @ 4:07pm, 5 month(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:
    
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    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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  17. 2017 Malibu Christmas Bird Count LINK
    DATE: Dec 22, 2017 @ 6:03am, 6 month(s) ago
    The 2017 Malibu CBC was held last Sunday, December 17th. We ended up with 139 species, a new low. A  total of 10,931 individuals were counted, compared with 19,48 found last year.
    
    We have had drought conditions for a number of years, and essentially no rain for the past 9 months. A lot of vegetation is dead, and few insects are present.
    
    Strong off-shore winds pushed birds normally seen on and from shore out to sea. The 35 mph winds, with gusts to 50 mph even made land birding difficult to impossible in unprotected areas.
    
    Highlights were:
    
    Snow Goose at Lake Calabasas, a private, gated community
    Blue-winged Teal at Lake Lindero
    Eurasian Wigeon at King Gillette Ranch
    Least Bitterns at Westlake Lake 
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in a private yard in north Topanga
    Lawrence's Goldfinches at Malibu Creek State Park
    
    A count week Lewis's Woodpecker was seen north of Malibu Creek State Park on Tuesday.
    
    Brown Creepers and Pine Siskins were both reported by two parties.
    
    Misses include Wood Duck, Northern Harrier, Horned Grebe, Caspian Tern, Forster's Tern, Rock Wren, Marsh Wren, and all pelagic birds such as jaegers and alcids.
    
    Only 11 American Robins were reported. 
    
    Most of the participants live outside the circle; a decent number being an hour away. 
    
    Thanks to all who participated.
    
    Dick Norton
    Topanga, CA
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  19. Los Angeles RBA- 21 December 2017 LINK
    DATE: Dec 21, 2017 @ 10:12pm, 6 month(s) ago
    - RBA
    
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    *December 21, 2017
    * CALA1712.21
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Tundra Swan
    "Eurasian" Green-winged Teal
    Red-necked Grebe
    Swainson's Hawk
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    Northern "Yellow-shafted" Flicker
    "Prairie" Merlin
    Eastern Phoebe
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    Ash-throated Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    
    WesternKingbird
    Pacific Wren
    Green-tailed Towhee
    "Red"Fox Sparrow
    Swamp Sparrow
    White-throated Sparrow
    RUSTY BLACKBIRD
    Hooded Oriole
    Black-and-white Warbler
    MacGillivray's Warbler
    American Redstart
    Northern Parula
    Summer Tanager
    
    
    California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form):
    
    http://www.californiabirds.org/
    
    
    Enter your bird sightings on eBird:
    
    http://ebird.org/content/ebird
    
    
    Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
    E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at
    
    JonF60@...
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
    
    -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for December 21.
    
    
    The TUNDRA SWAN at the Piute Ponds (Ducks Unlimited Pond) on Edwards AFB continued through December 21. Remember that a letter of permission is required for entry.
    
    The“EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL continued along the LA River adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale through December 16 and one
    at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera was reportedthrough December 15 .
    
    A RED-NECKED GREBE continued at Castaic Lagoon through December 18.
    
    
    A SWAINSON'S HAWK was at Brush Canyon in Griffith Park on December 14.
    
    A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was in Topanga on December 17.
    
    NORTHERN "YELLOW-SHAFTED" FLICKERS were at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena on December 16 and at Ernest E.Debs Park on December 16.
    
    A pale "Prairie" MERLIN was found at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on December 17.
    
    A DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER continued at Ladera Park in Ladera Heights through December 18. It has been on the east side of the Hillside Picnic Area east of the center of the park.
    
    Another DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER was at Runnymede Recreation Center in Canoga Park on December 16.
    
    An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through November 20. A WESTERN KINGBIRD was there on November 14. An EASTERN PHOEBE also continued through December 20. The BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER
    continued in the meadow area through December 20.
    
    VERMILION FLYCATCHERS were in the Sepulveda Basin (Bull Creek RestorationArea) on December 16, continuing at Colorado Lagoon through December 16 and by the north pond at the Golf Course in the Sepulveda Basin on
    December 16.
    
    A TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued in Area 3 of El Dorado Park through December16.
    
    PACIFIC WRENS were in Santa Anita Canyon (near Cabin 39) and along the nearbyWinter Creek Trail on December 16.
    
    GREEN-TAILED TOWHEES were in Altadena on December 16 and continuingin the parking lot at the Huntington Library in SanMarino through December 16.
    
    A “RED” FOX SPARROW continued at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena through December 16 by the Altadena Drain pond.
    
    A SWAMP SPARROW was at the confluence of the San Gabriel River and San Jose Creek on December 16.
    
    AWHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued at Montrose Community Park in Montrose through December 15.
    
    The RUSTY BLACKBIRD at Almansor Park in Alhambra continued through December 21. It has been seen mainlyby the lower pond.
    
    Another RUSTY BLACKBIRD was in the parking lot in front of the Starbucks at the entrance to Trancas Canyon on December 17.
    
    A HOODED ORIOLE was in the Sepulveda Basin on December 16 and another was at the north end of the desert garden at the Huntington Gardens in San Marino on December 16.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued on the west side of El Segundo Library Park in El Segundo through December 15. Another continued at the top of Tallac Knoll at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia
    through December 18.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER (south of the administration building)and a PALM WARBLER (by the tennis courts) were at DeForest Park in Long Beach on December 16.
    
    A MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER was found at a residence in Burbank on December 18.
    
    A NORTHERN PARULA and an AMERICAN REDSTART were found at Bon elli Regional Park in San Dimas on December 16. In the northeast part of the park, w alk
    from the RV park along the "jungle" trail along the fence. Thentake a right instead of continuing to follow the fence. On the left side there is a clearing next to where the creek enters the reservoir. Walk toward the creek to the oak and the ash tree
    where the birds have been seen. Both were present through December 20.
    
    Another NORTHERN PARULA was at the far north end of Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Pasadena on December 18.
    
    A female SUMMER TANAGER continued at the Village Green Condominiums (by unit 5323)in Los Angeles through December 17
    
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
    
    
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  21. Los Angeles RBA- 15 December 2017 LINK
    DATE: Dec 15, 2017 @ 9:51am, 6 month(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    *December 15, 2017
    * CALA1712.15
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Tundra Swan
    “Eurasian” Green-winged Teal
    Black Scoter
    Red-throated Loon
    Ancient Murrelet
    Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Glaucous Gull
    Bald Eagle
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    Hammond’s Flycatcher
    Pacific-slope Flycatcher
    Eastern Phoebe
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    Ash-throated Flycatcher
    Pacific Wren
    Green-tailed Towhee
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    Lark Bunting
    “Large-billed” Savannah Sparrow
    “Red” Fox Sparrow
    White-throated Sparrow
    Hooded Oriole
    RUSTY BLACKBIRD
    Black-and-white Warbler
    Nashville Warbler
    Painted Redstart
    Summer Tanager
    Black-headed Grosbeak
    
    
    California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form):
    
    http://www.californiabirds.org/
    
    
    Enter your bird sightings on eBird:
    
    http://ebird.org/content/ebird
    
    
    Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
    E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at
    
    JonF60@...
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
    
    -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for December 15.
    
    A TUNDRA SWAN was at the Piute Ponds (Ducks Unlimited Pond) on Edwards AFB on December 14. Remember that a letter of permission is required for entry.
    
    The “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL remained along the LA River adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale through December 2.
    
    Single BLACK SCOTERS were off both Dockwelier State Beach (south of Imperial Highway) and El Segundo Beach (by lifeguard station 61) on December 7.
    
    A RED-THROATED LOON continued at Castaic Lagoon through December 2.
    
    An ANCIENT MURRELET continued to be seen in the main channel of the Cabrillo Marina through December 3.
    
    A GLAUCOUS GULL continued at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera through December 9. It has been in the north settling basin. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was present here through December
    4 and a “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL was reported through December 12. The basins are just west of the San Gabriel River and south of Whittier Blvd.
    
    An adult BALD EAGLE was seen flying over Sycamore Canyon in Whittier on December 9.
    
    A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was west of restroom 8 at Legg Lake in South El Monte from December 9-12.
    
    A HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER was at Valley Plaza Park in North Hollywood (northeast corner of the park) on December 9.
    
    A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER was at Bonelli Park in San Dimas on December 9 by the concrete inflow at the northeast corner of the reservoir.
    
    Another PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER was at the South Coast Botanic Gardens on December 10.
    
    A DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER was at Ladera Park in Ladera Heights from December 1-13. It has been on the east side of the Hillside Picnic Area east of the center of the park.
    
    Another DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER was at Creek Park in La Mirada from December 6-8 (and almost certainly will winter there again). It was seen north of Imperial Highway.
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas was present through December 4 by the stream entering the reservoir on the north side.
    
    VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continued at Colorado Lagoon in Long Beach through December 8 (a female along the golf course fence) and at Hollydale Park in South Gate through December 12 (2 birds).
    
    A PACIFIC WREN was above Altadena along the Fern Truck Trail by the El Prieto stream crossing on December 2.
    
    Two more PACIFIC WRENS were in Big Santa Anita Canyon above Arcadia on December 3. They were seen by Cabin 40 and also above Sturdevant Falls.
    
    A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia on December 5. It was at the west end of the Madagascar Garden. Another was in Altadena on December 14.
    
    The LARK BUNTING at Agua Amarga Park was last reported on December 1.
    
    A “LARGE-BILLED” SAVANNAH SPARROW was at Cabrillo Beach along the walkway to the pier on December 12.
    
    A “RED” FOX SPARROW continued at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena through December 3 by the Altadena Drain pond.
    
    WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were at Griffith Park from December 3-9 (in the picnic area downslope from the Old Zoo area) and at the Mineral Wells Picnic Area, at Montrose Community Park through December 11 and at the
    lower meadow at the South Coast Botanic Gardens on the Palos Verdes Peninsula from December 4-11.
    
    A HOODED ORIOLE (apparently injured but able to fly) was at Lincoln Park in Lincoln Heights on December 10.
    
    A RUSTY BLACKBIRD was found by the lower pond at Almansor Park in Alhambra on December 10 and seen through December 14.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER returned to El Segundo Library Park in El Segundo as of December 1. It was found in the southeast pat of the park.
    
    Another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at El Dorado Park in Long Beach through December 2.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued through December 14 in the willows in the meadow area at Madrona Marsh in Torrance. An EASTERN PHOEBE remained through December 12 under the large cottonwoods on reserve’s south
    side (east of the “Chevron corner”) and an ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER continued through December 13. Also continuing was a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW on the north side by the Maple Street gate through December 5.
    
    A NASHVILLE WARBLER was on the north side of the Rose Garden at the LA County Museum of Natural History on December 1.
     The PAINTED REDSTART at Culver City Park continued through December 2. It was last seen on the hill between Botts Field and the Culver Little
    League Field.
    
    A SUMMER TANAGER continued behind unit 5349 at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles through December 9.
    
    A BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK in Sierra Madre continued through December 14.
    
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
    
    
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  23. Los Angeles RBA- 1 December 2017 LINK
    DATE: Dec 1, 2017 @ 2:01pm, 7 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
    JonF60@...
    
    
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  25. Los Angeles RBA- 24 November 2017 LINK
    DATE: Nov 24, 2017 @ 6:14pm, 7 month(s) ago
    - RBA
    
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    *November 24, 2017
    * CALA1711.24
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    "Eurasian" Green-winged Teal
    White-winged Scoter
    Black Scoter
    Red-necked Grebe
    Pacific Golden-Plover
    Ancient Murrelet
    Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Swainson's Hawk
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    Eastern Phoebe
    VermilionFlycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    Pacific Wren
    Lapland Longspur
    Chestnut-collared Longspur
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    "Red" Fox Sparrow
    Grasshopper Sparrow
    White-throated Sparrow
    Black-and-white Warbler
    Lucy's Warbler
    Black-throated Blue Warbler
    Palm Warbler
    Painted Redstart
    Summer Tanager
    
    
    California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form):
    
    http://www.californiabirds.org/
    
    
    Enter your bird sightings on eBird:
    
    http://ebird.org/content/ebird
    
    
    Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
    E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at
    
    JonF60@...
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
    
    -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for November 24.
    
    The “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL along the LA River adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale was seen through November 23.
    
    Another “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL continued at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera continued through November
    22. The LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at the spreading grounds continued through November 20.
    
    A couple offemale BLACK SCOTERS and a female WHITE-WINGED SCOTER continued
    off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through November 24. These birds have been north of Imperial Highway in the vicinity of lifeguard station 46 to 49 and also by station 61 .
    
    A RED-NECKED GREBE was at Castaic Lagoon on November 19.
    
    The PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER continued at Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through November 23. It has been near the Snowy Plover enclosure.
    
    An ANCIENT MURRELET has been seen in and around the Cabrillo Marina from November 18-24. Viewing spots include from the end of Whaler's Walk and at the 22nd Street Landing.
    
    A late SWAINSON'S HAWK was at 110th Street East and Ave. I in the east Antelope Valley on November 19.
    
    A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was by the cricket field near the nature preserve in the Sepulveda Basin in Van Nuys on November 24.
    
    An EASTERN PHOEBE remained at Madrona Marsh through November 24 (northeast of the large cottonwood
    on the south side of the preserve. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued through November 21 in the willows in the meadow area and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen through November 24. AGRASSHOPPER SPARROW continued through November 20. The preserve’s
    official hours are 10am-5pm, Tuesday through Sunday.
    
    VERMILION FLYCATCHERS included three at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora through November 17 one at the Colorado Lagoon in long Beach on November 21. also at Colorado Lagoon was a TROPICAL KINGBIRD on November 20.
    
    A PACIFIC WREN continued in Big Santa Anita Canyon through November 18 near Cabin 51 and 71.
    
    A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was at Hansen Dam on November 24. It was initially seen in the channel below the dam, but flew toward the main basin and thus might be refound at the sports fields thereor south of the dam at the
    golf course.
    
    A CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPUR was at Ave. M anbd 50th Street East in the Antelope Valley on November 19.
    
    A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale from November 18-24 near Parking Lot 5, last seen north of the restrooms and children's water play area.
    
    A "RED" FOX SPARROW was at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena from November 19-23 by the Altadena drain pond.
    
    WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were at Alma Park in San Pedro on November 19, continuingat the top of Tallac Knoll at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia through November 21 and in Rolling Hills Estates on November 23.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at Ralph Dills Park in Paramount on November 19 between San Mateo and SanMarcus on the east side of the park. Another continued in oaks near the top of Tallac Knoll at the LA County Arboretum though November 21.
    
    A LUCY'S WARBLER was at the South Pasadena Nature Park on November 18.
    
    A BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER continued through November 22at a residence in Studio City.
    
    A PALM WARBLER continued at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City through November 18 near the east end ofthe dam.
    
    The PAINTED REDSTART at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook and adjacentCulver City Park (most recently at the native plant greenhouse) was reported through November 18.
    
    A SUMMER TANAGER was near Freshman Drive at West LA College on November 21.
    
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
    
    
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  27. Los Angeles RBA- 3 November 2017 LINK
    DATE: Nov 3, 2017 @ 2:08pm, 8 month(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    *November 3, 2017
    * CALA1711.03
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Black Scoter
    Ridgway’s Rail
    American Bittern
    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    GREATER PEWEE
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    Lapland Longspur
    Chestnut-collared Longspur
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    Lark Bunting
    White-throated Sparrow
    Dark-eyed “Gray-headed” Junco
    Black-and-white Warbler
    American Redstart
    Black-throated Blue Warbler
    Palm Warbler
    Pine Warbler
    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 3.
    
    Two female BLACK SCOTERS were off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo on November 1. Both were north of Imperial Highway in the vicinity of lifeguard station 49.
    
    A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was at Blaisdell Park in Claremont from October 29-30 behind the softball field backstop on the east side of the park.
    
    The GREATER PEWEE at Rustic Canyon in Pacific Palisades was reported through October 29. It has most often been seen at 830 Brooktree Road.
    
    A VERMILION FLYCATCHER was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica on October 26. Another was at Columbia Park in Torrance on October 31 in the northwest part of the Community Garden.
    
    A VERMILION FLYCATCHER continued in Area 3 of El Dorado Park in Long Beach through October 31. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER also continues at the park, last seen in Area 2 in oaks northwest of the lake.
    
    A TROPICAL KINGBIRD was at Legacy Park in Malibu on October 28 near the pond. A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen on the north side of the pond the same day. A RIDGWAY’S RAIL continues at the pond, being reported
    through October 29.
    
    A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale on October 31 by parking lot 2.
    
    A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was at the Chilao Visitor’s Center in the San Gabriel Mountains from October 28-31.
    
    A DARK-EYED “GRAY-HEADED” JUNCO was at the parking lot for the San Gabriel River West Fork along Highway 39 north of Azusa on October 31.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at a residence in Brentwood on November 1 and another continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through October 31.
    
    A female AMERICAN REDSTART was at Madrona Marsh in Torrance on November 2 in willows in the meadow area.
    
    A male BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER was at El Dorado Park in Long Beach on November 2. Enter the park at Los Arcos and park at the end. The bird was in bottlebrush along the golf course fence near a banner featuring
    a picture of an American Coot.
    
    Another BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER was at a residence in Sherman Oaks form November 1-2.
    
    A PALM WARBLER was at Biola University in La Mirada (below the bluff apartments) on October 31.
    
    A PINE WARBLER was at La Mirada Creek Park on October 31. It was in the lower part of the park, south of Imperial Highway and south of the northernmost bridge.
    
    A SUMMER TANAGER continued at the Village Green Condominiums on Los Angeles through October 29. It was last seen on the west side of the large central lawn area.
    
    San Clemente Island had a number of continuing birds, with an AMERICAN BITTERN through October 31, a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON through November 1, a LAPLAND LONGSPUR continuing through October 31, a CHESTNUT-COLLARED
    LONGSPUR through November 2 and a PALM WARBLER through November 1. A LARK BUNTING was found on October 30.
    
    
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
    
    
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  29. 2nd/different YB Sapsucker Claremont LINK
    DATE: Oct 30, 2017 @ 1:29pm, 8 month(s) ago
     Okay folks this is going to be confusing, so hold on and pay attention. There is a park in southern Claremont called Blasdell Park where Dan found a yellow-bellied sapsucker. I went to that park this morning and did not see his sapsucker. I shrugged,
    not worried about it, assuming that sometime during the course of this winter, preferably before December 31st, I will bump into this bird since I live in the neighborhood.
    
     Today I went hiking in the mountains and found three Townsend's solitaires with 50 Western bluebirds at Barrett Stoddard Road (but no Pine Siskins. Yaaargh).
    
     On the way back down I stopped at the northern extreme end of Claremont at Blaisdell Preserve (several miles north of the other Blaisdell location). When I walked in at the southeastern corner of the park i.e. preserve where there is a rusty metal chain
    across the gravel road and approached the row of thin tamarisk trees, the first bird that I saw was an immature female yellow-bellied sapsucker with an all white throat.
    
     Neil Gilbert (the O.G. original Neil Gilbert who retired and moved out-of-state) introduced me to this Preserve approximately 10 years ago as the go-to spot in the winter for Varied Thrush.
    
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    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
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