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  • Ed Stonick
    ... 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
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      ----- 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,
      we
      > 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
      a
      > couple of Barn Swallows. On the 2nd, we had a single White-fronted Goose
      in
      > the nw corner of the large field next to the trail to Rock Hill at the
      Bono
      > Refuge HQ, and three Barn Owls at dusk.
      >
      > Regards,
      > Ed Stonick
      >
      > stonicks@...
      > ----- 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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