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Los Angeles RBA - 30 September 2010

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  • Jon Fisher
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA * September 30, 2010 * CALA1009.30 -Birds mentioned Swainson’s Hawk PURPLE GALLINULE Pectoral Sandpiper Laughing Gull
    Message 1 of 123 , Oct 1, 2010
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      - RBA
      * California
      * Los Angeles RBA
      * September 30, 2010
      * CALA1009.30

      -Birds mentioned

      Swainson�s Hawk
      PURPLE GALLINULE
      Pectoral Sandpiper
      Laughing Gull
      Sabine�s Gull
      Burrowing Owl
      Red-breasted Sapsucker
      Gray Flycatcher
      Eastern Kingbird
      Tennessee Warbler
      Virginia�s Warbler
      Chestnut-sided Warbler
      Black-and-white Warbler
      Summer Tanager
      Clay-colored Sparrow
      Black-throated Sparrow


      California Bird Records Committee:
      Report sightings on the rare bird report form: http://www.californiabirds.org/

      Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
      Telephone Number: (323) 874-1318
      E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at JonF60@...
      Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County



      -Transcript

      This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, September 30.

      Three SWAINSON�S HAWKS were seen in Claremont on September 23.

      The PURPLE GALLINULE along the San Gabriel River was reported through September 29. Park in the dirt equestrian parking area off Rooks Road accessed just east of the SGR off Peck Road. Take the dirt horse trail to your right and to the top of the berm on the east side of the river and look across the river from here. This bird can be anywhere in this general area and may require time and patience to see.

      An adult LAUGHING GULL was at Zuma Beach on September 25.

      A SABINE�S GULL was seen and photographed at Lake Balboa in Van Nuys on September 30.

      A BURROWING OWL as at the Ballona Ecological Reserve from September 27-28 and will likely winter again. From Pacific Ave, take the levee path up the south side of Ballona Creek about one quarter mile. Looking south, watch for the owl on a raised part of the ground near a wooden post.

      A RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER was at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles on September 27. It was in the southwest corner of the complex. This is private property, but birders are welcome. Please be thoughtful of the residents.

      A GRAY FLYCATCHER was by the parking area at Malibu Lagoon on September 25.

      The EASTERN KINGBIRD at Malibu Lagoon continued through September 25. It has often been near the second wooden bridge along the path to the beach, but moves around the area. A PECTORAL SANDPIPER also continued at the lagoon through September 25.

      A TENNESSEE WARBLER was at Santa Fe Dam in pines near Restroom #6 on September 23.

      A VIRGINIA�S WARBLER was at the Veteran�s Administration Vet�s Garden in Brentwood on September 28. This bird was in a eucalyptus in front of the parrot cages. The garden is open after 9:30AM on weekdays and is located at the back of Jackie Robinson Stadium off Constitution Ave. Check with management before birding and note that cameras are not allowed.

      A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was along a riparian corridor below Loyola Marymount University on September 29. The bird was in the area just below the �LMU� hillside letters. This corridor is on the east side of Lincoln below Loyola Marymount Drive. Parking can be had on Bluff Creek Drive, then walk south (uphill) to access the riparian area.

      A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at Ladera Park in Ladera Heights from September 24-25. The park is on Slauson west of LaBrea and the bird was seen in sycamores at the north end of the park.

      Another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at Temescal Gateway Park in Pacific Palisades on September 28. It was along the creek behind the interpretive kiosk.

      SUMMER TANAGERS were reported from Soledad Canyon and in Malibu along Cross Creek Road north of Civic Center Way on September 25.

      A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia from September 28-29. The bird was seen south of the picnic area west of the parking lot. Take Myrtle Ave south from the 210 Freeway and watch for the park on your right below Arrow Highway.

      A BLACK-THROATED SPARROW was in the Eaton Canyon flood basin south of New York Drive in Pasadena on September 23.


      VENTURA COUNTY�

      At Big Sycamore Canyon in southeastern Ventura County, a GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE and a ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK were found on September 25. Both birds were along the stream. On September 26, a female AMERICAN REDSTART was found just above the bridge.


      This report is sponsored by the Los Angeles Audubon Society.

      - 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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    • BIRDERGRRL@aol.com
      Hello birders, IF you decide to look for the Cassin s Sparrow, be aware that County Flood Control employees may yell at you to leave the area as happened
      Message 123 of 123 , Oct 19, 2012
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        Hello birders,

        IF you decide to look for the Cassin's Sparrow, be aware that County Flood
        Control employees may yell at you to leave the area as happened yesterday
        morning. You may even have a somewhat deranged resident wave a shotgun at
        you (fide Darren Dowell). Leave promptly if this happens, especially if
        the gun guy is around. Plans are being discussed for permitted access to
        this area, but this could take time.

        Thanks, Elaine MacPherson
        Sierra Madre


        In a message dated 10/19/2012 9:28:30 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
        JonF60@... writes:


        - RBA
        * California
        * Los Angeles RBA
        * October 18, 2012
        * CALA1210.18

        -Birds mentioned

        Cackling Goose
        Eurasian Wigeon
        Magnificent Frigatebird
        Swainson’s Hawk
        Golden Eagle
        Pacific Golden-Plover (Ventura County)
        Vermilion Flycatcher
        Dusky-capped Flycatcher (possible)
        Tropical Kingbird
        Plumbeous Vireo
        Philadelphia Vireo (Ventura County)
        Northern Waterthrush
        Black-and-white Warbler
        American Redstart
        Magnolia Warbler
        Bay-breasted Warbler (Ventura County)
        Blackburnian Warbler
        Blackpoll Warbler
        Palm Warbler (Ventura County)
        Pine Warbler (Ventura County)
        CASSIN’S SPARROW
        Clay-colored Sparrow
        Vesper Sparrow
        Swamp Sparrow
        Scarlet Tanager
        Rose-breasted Grosbeak
        Baltimore Oriole


        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 Thursday, October 11.

        A male EURASIAN WIGEON was along the LA River in Glendale from October
        17-18. It was adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area which is at the corner
        of Victory and Sonora/Riverside.

        A MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD was observed from Pt. Dume in Malibu on October
        18.

        A flyover SWAINSON’S HAWK was near Rio Hondo College on October 16.

        A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen over the lake at Bonelli Regional Park in San
        Dimas on October 16.

        A female VERMILION FLYCATCHER was at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation
        Area in Willowbrook on October 17. It was on the island in the south lake.

        A possible DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER was in the Sepulveda Basin on October
        13. It was west of the wildlife lake along the south edge of the
        southernmost cricket field (on the south side of the wildlife area access road off
        Woodley). Beware of an Ash-throated Flycatcher that is in this area.

        A TROPICAL KINGBIRD was at Legg Lake in South El Monte on October 15.
        Legg Lake is actually comprised of three separate lakes and the bird was on
        the north side of the south lake.

        PLUMBEOUS VIREOS were at Alondra Park in Lawndale on October 12 and at
        South Gate Park in South Gate on October 13.

        A female type AMERICAN REDSTART was at Alondra Park in Lawndale near the
        Manhattan Beach Blvd end of the park on October 13. It was along the golf
        course fence near the baseball field.

        A MAGNOLIA WARBLER was at Apollo Park in Lancaster on October 13. It was
        seen along the southeast edge of the lake. A CACKLING GOOSE was also
        present at the lake.

        A BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER and a SCARLET TANAGER were found at Harbor Regional
        Park in Wilmington on October 13. Both were in the area around and south
        and west of the Vermont Drain on the west side of the park. The warbler
        was seen through October 16, the tanager through October 14.

        A BLACKPOLL WARBLER- probably a continuing bird- was at Creek Park in La
        Mirada on October 15. This bird was in eucalyptus trees bordering Imperial
        Highway. Also present near here was a continuing BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER.

        A SWAMP SPARROW and a NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH were at Hahamongna Watershed
        Park (Devil’s Gate Basin) in Pasadena on October 15. Both were around the
        dried up pond just northeast of the lower parking area.

        A CASSIN’S SPARROW, a VESPER SPARROW and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW were at
        the Eaton Canyon Flood Basin in Pasadena on October 17. Birders should be
        aware that this area is marked as closed to public access.

        A male ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was at Ralph Dills Park in Paramount on
        October 18. It was along the east border of the park near where San Marcus St.
        dead ends.

        A BALTIMORE ORIOLE was at Creek Park in La Mirada on October 8 in
        eucalyptus near the first wooden footbridge southwest of Imperial Highway.



        VENTURA COUNTY—

        A PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER was in a sod field on the west side of Casper Road
        on the Oxnard Plain. Look for the red barn.

        A bird initially reported as a Bay-breasted Warbler at the Wolff Road
        tamarisks last week was later determined to be a PINE WARBLER.

        A PHILADELPHIA VIREO and a BAY-BREASTED WARBLER continued through October
        13 in the tamarisks along Eston Road (along the east side of Pleasant
        Valley Park in Camarillo).

        At Camino Real Park in Ventura, a female/immature BALTIMORE ORIOLE
        continued through October 14. A PALM WARBLER was at the park on October 18 near
        the southeast ball field.


        This report is sponsored by the Los Angeles Audubon Society.

        - 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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