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15218Re: [LACoBirds] 2nd hand report: Barrow's Goldeneye Quail Lake

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  • Jim Moore
    Nov 25, 2013
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      Further to Tom’s advise, I’ll add that one can enter Quail Lake end from the east end, avoiding the need to walk from the parking lot.  Enter from the east end of the houses on the 138 at the east end of the lake.  Park on the side of the road and follow the fence line downhill toward the lake.  One reaching the private airplane runway, turn left and walk until the path to the lake is evident.  This will save a lot of time and allow morning viewing with the sun at your back.
       
      Photos will be posted tomorrow.
       
      Jim Moore
      Agua Dulce.
       
      Sent: Monday, November 25, 2013 7:02 PM
      Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] 2nd hand report: Barrow's Goldeneye Quail Lake
       
       

      Folks,
       
      The location marked on David's map is where the birds were first seen, but they were moving around quite a bit and actively diving in the 45 mins or so that we were observing them.  The were in and out of the cove where the aqueduct enters the lake and then ranging a bit further west.  They were always, however, foraging in close association with the large group of other divers including Common Goldeneyes, Ring-necks, Western Grebes and others.
       
      Tom Hinnebusch
      West LA
       
       
      On Nov 25, 2013, at 11:05 AM, David Bell wrote:

       

      Jim Moore just called to report that Jan Wilson and the SW Bird Study Group found two Barrow's Goldeneye a few minutes ago at Quail Lake, a male and female.

      Jim said that the birds are along the base of the bluffs at the NE side of the lake. Access to this point requires a ~1.5 to 2 mile hike in, starting at the parking lot in the SW corner of the lake and following the dirt road along the south edge of the lake until it wraps around to the NE shore. It is also possible that the birds could be visible from CA-138 with a scope.

      Based on Jim's directions, this is my best guess of the location of the birds: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=34.772781,-118.736164&num=1&t=h&gl=us&z=15

      David Bell
      Pasadena, CA


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