... From: Ed Stonick To: John Green Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2002 8:22 PM Subject: Re: SE CA RBA
Message 1 of 1
, Jan 3, 2002
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ed Stonick" <stonicks@...>
To: "John Green" <bewickwren@...>
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2002 8:22 PM
Subject: Re: SE CA RBA update 1-3-03
> Hi John!
> We met and enjoyed birding with Roger yesterday, the 2nd. Today, Jan. 3,
> had the Lesser Black-backed Gull at the usual spot (50 yds. south of the
> boat launch on the small strip of beach). We also had an adult
> Yellow-footed Gull in the small pond just north of McKendry Rd. as you
> approach Obsidian Butte. There were still numerous Yellowlegs of both
> species there, a Wilson's Phalarope, and a few Stilt Sandpipers as well as
> couple of Barn Swallows. On the 2nd, we had a single White-fronted Goose
> the nw corner of the large field next to the trail to Rock Hill at the
> Refuge HQ, and three Barn Owls at dusk.
> Ed Stonick
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John Green" <bewickwren@...>
> To: <bewickwren@...>
> Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2002 4:53 PM
> Subject: SE CA RBA update 1-3-03
> > This is the Southeastern CA RBA update for January 3rd, 2002.
> > THE WEEKLY SUMMARY WILL BE POSTED SOON. IF
> > YOU HAVE A REPORT TO MAKE, PLEASE DO SO NOW.
> > These updates are unedited, and often lacking in specific directions
> > (you get the directions that the reporter gave to me). The weekly
> > summary, which is usually done on Thursday, will have more
> > details on the locations if the information is available. If you have
> > any questions or comments on identification issues, etc. please send
> > them immediately, before the weekly summary is compiled.
> > To report a bird, e-mail John Green at bewickwren@...
> > Call (909) 793-5599 option 3 to leave a report on the RBA phone
> > machine. For an extremely rare bird call John at his desk, (909)
> > 684-8827, any time. Only birds reported directly to John appear in
> > these updates, so please call us too if you are calling others, or
> > please CC a copy of your report to us if you are e-mailing to others
> > or to a listserv. Thanks!!!
> > RIVERSIDE COUNTY
> > 3 Jan 2002 Roger Higson reports:
> > RUDDY GROUND-DOVES have been reported seen today, both
> > M and F, both outside and inside the park. Went birding with an
> > out of towner who needed Gilded Flicker.We had Gilded, Yellow
> > and Red Shafted in the park opposite Blythe Marina Mobile
> > Estates.This is simply found by leaving 10, go N on 95. At the
> > Shell station , turn right on Hobsonway. Drive East. If you get into
> > the river you have driven through the park.
> > and on the second:
> > The adult male continues at the Mayflower Park entrance. Patience
> > is required
> > xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > The 2nd. Sandy Koonce reported that the BROWN THRASHER
> > continued in Moreno Valley, but was difficult to see. It took an
> > hour before getting brief looks at it at 4:30 PM in the blue and red
> > fruited trees above the ravine where it is usually seen.
> > xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > kay green reports:
> > The painted redstart is still being seen at The Living Desert as of
> > Sunday December 30.
> > xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > 3 Jan 2002 Mary Welty reports:
> > I saw a snow goose in Temecula this morning, about 8:15. It's
> > with a flock of about 100 Canada geese feeding at a horse ranch
> > off Hwy 79 South. Turn left on Anza Road, right on De Portola.
> > They are on the left behind the white fences, perhaps a half mile
> > down the road.
> > xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Edward Stanton reports:
> > 3 January at the March Preserve (former March Air Base, west of
> > I-215, south of Cactus and Allesandro): 2 golden eagles, 2
> > harriers, ferruginous hawk, prairie falcon.
> > xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > 3 Jan 2002 Madeline Bauer reports from Mira Loma:
> > ...Merlin was in the tree tops in the (Goose Creek) golf course.
> > xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > The 3rd. The Green-tailed Towhee in John Green's yard was bad
> > today, appearing less than 5 minutes after two visiting birders left!
> > They did see the Red-breasted Sapsucker, however.
> > xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Birders...There have been NO reports from Lake Perris regarding
> > the reported Temminck's Stint, or of anything else. I know that at
> > least one birder went out there, even a negative report would be
> > helpful, and was requested. At the time that I posted the report, I
> > had only read the narrative that mentioned Temminck's Stint (I was
> > pressed for time). The complete list below turned out to contain
> > several other rarities. Although a trip list that contains this many
> > rare birds is unlikely, Lake Perris did host two Little Gulls and a
> > Tufted Duck last winter. The reporter sent this explanation
> > regarding some of the other unexpected birds:
> > - Common black headed gull - Only one solitary bird was present in
> > winter plumage. Drak reddish bill was clearly visible. It's the only
> > gull with both red legs and red bill in winter plumage. Unless the
> > sunshine was playing game with the coloring of the bill or the
> > bonapartes gull bill is more reddish then black I'd assume it is a
> > common black headed gull. It was the reddish bill that actually
> > caught my attention and look at little closer to this bird.
> > - Western Kingbird - I stand corrected. Should be cassins.
> > - Western Gull - Bird was same size as of Herrings gull but had a
> > much darker mantle. However, not as dark a shown in the
> > peterson. Bird was seen in group of ring-billed gulls in the cove
> > west of parking lots 8&9.
> > - Common tern - I was not sure about this one. The terns were the
> > size of a forster's tern but the head was much darker. The
> > characteristic black eye band of the forsters extend beyond and on
> > top of the on the head. Birds were seen sleeping on the bouys near
> > parking lots 1&2.
> > That's all for this update. Good birding.
> > IF YOU SEE ANY OF THESE BIRDS, OR ANY NEW RARE
> > BIRDS, PLEASE LET US KNOW..THERE CAN BE NO
> > UPDATES IF YOU DON'T REPORT.
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