Kern Co. birds 10-7-01
- Galileo Hills and California City did not produce many unexpected birds
An OVENBIRD was refound at California City Park at the base of the
eucalyptus trees on the other side of the foot bridge from the old hotel,
and sometimes around the edge of the piney knoll closest to the golf
A GRAY CATBIRD was also still at California City, in the pond-side trees
closest to the clubhouse parking lot.
Not much activity at Galileo. We did have a juv. YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER
(and two adult Red-naped) by the petting zoo. The Yellow-bellied flew
around in the trees over the Hurundo (cane) by the road. There were also a
Townsend's Solitaire and a Red-breasted Nuthatch around the swings; and a
Lazuli Bunting up with the sparrows and juncos. Galileo is private
property. Please be on your best behavior if you decide to visit, and
consider dining with them in exchange for the privilege. Show discretion
publicizing very rare birds found here (which I do not consider YBSA to be).
Shameless Promotional Blurbs:
L.A. Audubon Gull Workshop 2001 Promotional Blurb
Saturday, November 10, 2001 Gull Workshop. Jon Dunn and Kimball Garrett.
An in-depth, illustrated workshop on the identification of North American
gulls. If you don't know who these guys are, ask someone, or check the
authors of the books you own. 1PM to 7PM, with a snack break. Send $30 and
a SASE to LA Audubon Society c/o Millie, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd., West
Hollywood, CA 90046; (323) 876-0202. Event location: Eaton Canyon Nature
Center, Pasadena. Limit: 100 signups.
Sunday, November 11, 2001 Gull Workshop Field Trip (FULL WITH WAITING
LIST). Jon Dunn and Kimball Garrett. Doheny State Beach by Dana Point in
Orange County. Meet at 8:00AM. Participation in the Saturday Workshop is a
prerequisite to signing up for this trip. Limit: 25 (FULL). Send $35 each
to LAAS with SASE as above.
Saturday, November 17, 2001 Budget Gull Field Trip. Tag-team field trip
leaders Nick & Mary Freeman will lead at Doheny State Beach at 8:00AM. This
location often boasts the largest concentration of gulls in the coastal
southland. This trip is priced to allow budget birders to polish their new
skills under quality leadership. Finish up around 1:00PM. Send $10 and a
SASE to LAAS as above for directions. All welcome. Limits: max: 20, min:5.
Sunday, November 18, 2001 Budget Gull Field Trip. Veteran gull guy Larry
Allen will lead at Doheny State Beach at 8:00AM. This trip is priced to
allow budget birders to polish their new skills with a quality leader.
Finish up around 1:00PM. Send $10 and a SASE to LAAS as above for
directions. All welcome. Limits: max: 20, min:5.
Lancaster Christmas Count - Saturday, December 15, 2001. Contact compiler
Nick Freeman (me) at mnfreeman@... for details.
Malibu Christmas Count - Sunday, December 16, 2001. Contact compiler Larry
Allen at larry.allen@...
- This should have gone out days ago to Calbirds (my apologies), but Sue Smith
has apparently found California's first summering Yellow-Green Vireo at San
Elijo Lagoon in Solana Beach, San Diego County. The bird was first thought
to be a Red-eyed Vireo and stumped many with it's ID. After some mages were
reviewed, it has been deemed to be a very dull Yellow-Green.
The bird has been seen or heard daily from the trailheads at the end of
northern end Rios Dr. in Solana Beach. If you get to the trail head, the
bird can be near a very large Cottonwood tree about 50 yards down the hill
to the right, or it has also been seen on a regular basis in the Willows
right below the end of the Street and to the north of the trailhead.
San Diego, CA
Black Water Photography
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