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Re: Common Poorwill Berkeley - SSL parking

Jaan Lepson <lepson@...>
 

FYI, while PTO has not generally enforced the parking at SSL off hours, it has lately ticketed on weekends and evenings, even though there is supposedly a memorandum of understanding that they would not do so. So park at your own peril.

Jaan Lepson
Livermore

On Oct 10, 2017, at 11:59, 'Judi S.' judisierra@... [EBB_Sightings] <EBB_Sightings-noreply@...> wrote:

I haven't seen a Poorwill in Strawberry Canyon for 2 years but this morning there was one on the upper Jordan Fire Trail. Seen and heard with song and flight call. About 2 miles from Space Sciences lot or past the bench if coming from the other direction, in an open portion of the trail. Arrival date in 2014 was Oct. 9. No parking in space sciences lot weekday working hours. It's now posted with a permit required at all times but in off hours I haven't seen this enforced. There's a Tilden RP lot across Grizzley Peak. Small lower lot between the swimming pool and Botanic Garden on Centenniel.

Judi Sierra- Oakland


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Re: Bay-breasted Warbler at Ardenood (and Brewer's Sparrow)

Jerry Ting
 

Bay-breasted and Nashville Warbler continued yesterday (10/10/2017) afternoon and frequent the strawberry trees and oak trees east of the gazebo. David Yeamans's eBird report from yesterday includes a Brewer's Sparrow but he did not mention the exact location.

Happy Birding,

Jerry Ting
Fremont


Common Poorwill Berkeley

judisierra
 

I haven't seen a Poorwill in Strawberry Canyon for 2 years but this morning there was one on the upper Jordan Fire Trail. Seen and heard with song and flight call. About 2 miles from Space Sciences lot or past the bench if coming from the other direction, in an open portion of the trail. Arrival date in 2014 was Oct. 9. No parking in space sciences lot weekday working hours. It's now posted with a permit required at all times but in off hours I haven't seen this enforced. There's a Tilden RP lot across Grizzley Peak. Small lower lot between the swimming pool and Botanic Garden on Centenniel.

Judi Sierra- Oakland


Bay-breasted Warbler at Ardenood now 11:15 am

Patricia Mahoney
 

In oaks east of gazebo

Tennessee and Nashville Warblers continue, also

Pat Mahoney
Sent from my iPhone


Stevenson Blvd. pond

John Cant 793-5216
 

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The vegetation on the floor of the pond was cut fairly recently, making it much easier to bird than normally.  Yesterday late morning I saw 2 sora, 1 common gallinule, and at least 25 Wilson's snipe along with usual expected species.  The large number surprised me but BNA Online says that in some conditions they do aggregate.  Full report on ebird.

 

John Cant

Fremont

 


more Heather Farm Park sightings

rosita94598
 

Yesterday evening, a Cackling Goose was on the north ball fields with about 200 Canada Geese and one Greater White-fronted Goose.  It was there again tonight, but there were only about 120 Canada Geese.

This morning Tracy Farrington, Fred Safier, some others and I saw an Osprey try at least twice to catch a fish in the large, mostly natural pond.  It was not successful while we were watching. 


The Tropical Kingbird continued near the wooden railing on the east side of the same pond.


Heather Farm Park is in the Ygnacio Valley of Walnut Creek.


Hugh B. Harvey

Walnut Creek


Palm Warbler in Berkeley

dp_eas
 

About 9:45 am there was a palm warbler
feeding in fennel. I think this is part of Eastshore State
Park. Park at western terminus Gilman St. in Berkeley, walk
south past Tom Bates playing field about 300 m beyond end of
field. Bird was in fennel by sf bay just west of large
weeping willow type tree. Pink pin flag near spot.

Emilie Strauss
Berkeley CA


More Migrants Arriving

Elizabeth Leite <e.leite@...>
 

Yesterday afternoon a FOS male Townsend's Warbler visited one of my suet feeders and gleaned in an adjacent redwood tree for some time.

This morning I watched a Yellow-rumped Warbler ground feeding below a feeder complex. I thought I had seen one a few days ago in a different location.

Hopefully they'll stick around until Spring.

Elizabeth Leite
Lafayette-Walnut Creek southwest border


FOS festival

wespey
 

Thursday I saw a FOS Double-crested cormorant at Lafayette Reservoir. Friday was a FOS Northern flicker in my yard. Saturday I had simultaneous FOS Golden-crowned sparrow, white-crowned sparrow, Hermit thrush and Oak Titmouse in my yard. The yard is in northeastern Lafayette, near Taylor and Withers.

Bill Espey



Ardenwood Bay-breasted

Roy Carlson
 

The Warbler was still there at 2 PM today, in spite of the crowds and the fountain being turned off. There is still rancid, unappealing water in the base, and some in the broken figurine on top - both of which sources it visited while there. It also posed nicely a couple of times on top of the figurine. I saw none of the other recently reported birds in the 45 minutes I watched the fountain.
Ardenwood is closed on Mondays.

Roy Carlson
San Carlos, CA


More Ardenwood Oct 8

Dave Weber
 

The Bay-breasted Warbler reappeared briefly at 11:20am at the fountain. At 12:30 in the dell, approximately eastish of the gazebo and southish of the house, there were a Tennessee Warbler and Nashville Warbler in the small trees with multi-colored fruits. There is a harvest festival continuing there today, with 1000 people, I estimate.

 

Dave Weber,

Milpitas


Tropical Kingbird - Heather Farm, Walnut Creek - 10/8

Paul Schorr
 

At 12:45, we had excellent views of the Tropical Kingbird when it perched on dead branches of a willow on the north side of the wooden railing which is located on the east side of the natural pond. We had seen the bird from the opposite side of the pond when it was perched, preening and fly-catching from a tall snag about 100+ yards north of the wooden railing. Our son from CO surprised us with a visit on Saturday and this was a life bird that we “promised” him. Whew!

Good birding,

Paul and Nancy Schorr, Antioch
Robert Schorr, CO


Lapland Longspur at Ferry Park, Richmond

dp_eas
 

Mike McClaskey and
I found a Lapland longspur at Ferry Park (just past Miller-Knox Regional Park, Pt RichMond) that was present until flushed by  a dog at 11:10 this am. It was feeding in the intertidal to the right of the remaining buildings by the fishing dock or NE of restricted area sign on fence. Bird flew towards dock and we haven’t refound it yet.

Emilie Strauss
Berkeley, CA


Bay breasted

Dave Weber
 

Bay-breasted Warbler just appeared at fountain in Ardenwood at 10:40am Sunday October 8. Has dissapeared though.

Dave Weber,
Milpitas
by phone


Re: Ardenwood Farm (10/6/17) - 9-Warbler + Plumbeous Vireo Day

Jerry Ting
 

Update on the Avian Pox situation at Ardenwood fountain. 

I contacted the park administrator and naturalist yesterday about the issue and they have decided to take the immediate action to drain the fountain this (10/8/2017) to stop more birds getting infected by drinking from the contaminated water.

So please be aware the fountain situation if you are going to find the recent rarities at Ardenwood today or in the near future.  Also be aware It will be extremely crowded again today due to the Harvest Festival and there is a $10 fee regardless you are an EBRPD member or not.

Happy Birding,

Jerry Ting
Fremont


Re: Golden Gate Audubon Society October 6, 2017 First Friday Birdwalk Tilden Nature Area

James Arth
 


On Oct 6, 2017, at 9:15 PM, george george@... [EBB_Sightings] <EBB_Sightings-noreply@...> wrote:
Thanks for leading the hike Alan! My best pics of Varied Thrush, Green Heron Band-tailed Pigeon, Red-tailed Hawk and Townsend’s Warbler.
Jim

Alan,

Thanks for leading the bird walk today.  Interesting topics covered today, as always.  Here are my photos from the walk:

http://birds.avianist.com/2017/171006-Jewel-Lake

The Green Heron did put on a good show today. Only additional bird I found looking at the photos was an American Robin.

Also here is the page I have of the Black Vultures in Maryland that took down a couple of deer (not for the faint of heart), that I talked to you about:

http://birds.avianist.com/2012/120414-Ritchie-Hwy

Thanks again,

George

http://birds.avianist.com



On 10/6/2017 4:59 PM, Alan Kaplan lnkpln67@... [EBB_Sightings] wrote:
 

Golden Gate Audubon Society First Friday Bird Walk, October 6, 2017, Tilden Nature Area, to Jewel Lake via the boardwalk and back by the road.

Friends!

Our theme today was Vultures, the Cathartidae family. As with hummingbirds, this now exclusively Western Hemisphere family did have members in Europe in the Eocene period, about 40 million years ago. California has three vultures, the Turkey Vulture (we had three today!), Black Vulture (seen in Marin and Sonoma counties in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 but no East Bay records at eBird), and California Condor (the probably last wild one in the Bay Area was seen on the Stanford campus in January,1971). There are about 170 California Condors captive in the San Diego and Los Angeles Zoos, and about 270 out in the wild in California, Mexico and Arizona/Utah.

"Bird" o' the Day may have been two Ospreys that flew over the parking lot at the end of the walk: Bell Boeing V-22 VTOL aircraft, probably in town for Flight Week this weekend. Best Bird was the Green Heron at Jewel Lake, who posed for us for a long time. And the Red-breasted Sapsucker at the parking lot picnic table has possibly returned for the third year; this bird, photographed last year by Lee F., is featured in the Golden Gate Audubon Society calendar for 2018.

Here are the 41 species seen by 43 observers:

Wild Turkey 
Great Blue Heron 
Green Heron 
Turkey Vulture makes it official, three birds from our theme family!
Sharp-shinned Hawk 
Cooper's Hawk 
Red-shouldered Hawk 
Red-tailed Hawk 
Band-tailed Pigeon 
Anna's Hummingbird 
Acorn Woodpecker 
Red-breasted Sapsucker may be a bird that has returned for the third year to the same picnic table area at TNA parking lot!
Hairy Woodpecker 
Northern Flicker 
Black Phoebe 
Hutton's Vireo 
Warbling Vireo 
Steller's Jay 
American Crow 
Common Raven 
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 
Brown Creeper 
Bewick's Wren 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 
Wrentit 
Hermit Thrush 
Varied Thrush 
Yellow Warbler 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 
Townsend's Warbler 
Wilson's Warbler 
Fox Sparrow 
Dark-eyed Junco 
White-crowned Sparrow 
Golden-crowned Sparrow 
Song Sparrow 
California Towhee 
Spotted Towhee 
Western Tanager 

Best of Boids!
Alan Kaplan





Ardenwood Farm (10/6/17) - 9-Warbler + Plumbeous Vireo Day

Jerry Ting
 

It's a 9-Warbler (Bay-breasted, Tennessee, Nashville, Yellow, Yellow-rumped, Orange-crowned, Wilson's, Townsend's and Black-throated Gray) plus Plumbeous Vireo day at Ardenwood Farm!  More than 20 birders/photographers enjoyed watching the Bay-breasted Warbler routinely came to the fountain every 40 minutes between 10:15 am - 4:05 pm.  Here is a shot of the bird:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jerryting/36832751424/in/photostream/

 

At around 1:30pm a Plumbeous Vireo and the continuing Tennessee Warbler showed up at the same time. The Plumbeous Vireo is all gray above and shows very fainted wash yellow on the flank.  Here is a profile shot of the bird: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jerryting/37511310172/in/dateposted/


Around 2:20 pm a Nashville Warbler flew into trees behind the fountain and Mark Rauzon got a couple of shots of it.


I noticed that most of the birds that came to the fountain today have developed some kind of disease on the beak which most likely is caused by the water,  The Bay-breasted and Tennessee Warbler image took by Rudy 3 days ago (10/3/2017) didn't show any lump but they are both infected today.  I will report the problem to the park administrator and ask them to fix the fountain ASAP.


Please note that Ardenwood will have a special event this weekend and there will be a $10 entrance fee regardless you are an EBRPD member or not.  The park is open from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.


Here is my complete eBird report with more diagnosis photos of Bay-breasted warbler and Plumbeous Vireo:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39590314


Happy Birding,


Jerry Ting

Fremont



Re: Golden Gate Audubon Society October 6, 2017 First Friday Birdwalk Tilden Nature Area

George A Suennen
 

Alan,

Thanks for leading the bird walk today. Interesting topics covered today, as always. Here are my photos from the walk:

http://birds.avianist.com/2017/171006-Jewel-Lake

The Green Heron did put on a good show today. Only additional bird I found looking at the photos was an American Robin.

Also here is the page I have of the Black Vultures in Maryland that took down a couple of deer (not for the faint of heart), that I talked to you about:

http://birds.avianist.com/2012/120414-Ritchie-Hwy

Thanks again,

George

http://birds.avianist.com



On 10/6/2017 4:59 PM, Alan Kaplan lnkpln67@... [EBB_Sightings] wrote:

Golden Gate Audubon Society First Friday Bird Walk, October 6, 2017, Tilden Nature Area, to Jewel Lake via the boardwalk and back by the road.

Friends!

Our theme today was Vultures, the Cathartidae family. As with hummingbirds, this now exclusively Western Hemisphere family did have members in Europe in the Eocene period, about 40 million years ago. California has three vultures, the Turkey Vulture (we had three today!), Black Vulture (seen in Marin and Sonoma counties in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 but no East Bay records at eBird), and California Condor (the probably last wild one in the Bay Area was seen on the Stanford campus in January,1971). There are about 170 California Condors captive in the San Diego and Los Angeles Zoos, and about 270 out in the wild in California, Mexico and Arizona/Utah.

"Bird" o' the Day may have been two Ospreys that flew over the parking lot at the end of the walk: Bell Boeing V-22 VTOL aircraft, probably in town for Flight Week this weekend. Best Bird was the Green Heron at Jewel Lake, who posed for us for a long time. And the Red-breasted Sapsucker at the parking lot picnic table has possibly returned for the third year; this bird, photographed last year by Lee F., is featured in the Golden Gate Audubon Society calendar for 2018.

Here are the 41 species seen by 43 observers:

Wild Turkey
Great Blue Heron
Green Heron
Turkey Vulture makes it official, three birds from our theme family!
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Band-tailed Pigeon
Anna's Hummingbird
Acorn Woodpecker
Red-breasted Sapsucker may be a bird that has returned for the third year to the same picnic table area at TNA parking lot!
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Black Phoebe
Hutton's Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Steller's Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Bewick's Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Wrentit
Hermit Thrush
Varied Thrush
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Townsend's Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Fox Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Song Sparrow
California Towhee
Spotted Towhee
Western Tanager

Best of Boids!
Alan Kaplan



Golden Gate Audubon Society October 6, 2017 First Friday Birdwalk Tilden Nature Area

Alan Kaplan
 

Golden Gate Audubon Society First Friday Bird Walk, October 6, 2017, Tilden Nature Area, to Jewel Lake via the boardwalk and back by the road.

Friends!

Our theme today was Vultures, the Cathartidae family. As with hummingbirds, this now exclusively Western Hemisphere family did have members in Europe in the Eocene period, about 40 million years ago. California has three vultures, the Turkey Vulture (we had three today!), Black Vulture (seen in Marin and Sonoma counties in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 but no East Bay records at eBird), and California Condor (the probably last wild one in the Bay Area was seen on the Stanford campus in January,1971). There are about 170 California Condors captive in the San Diego and Los Angeles Zoos, and about 270 out in the wild in California, Mexico and Arizona/Utah.

"Bird" o' the Day may have been two Ospreys that flew over the parking lot at the end of the walk: Bell Boeing V-22 VTOL aircraft, probably in town for Flight Week this weekend. Best Bird was the Green Heron at Jewel Lake, who posed for us for a long time. And the Red-breasted Sapsucker at the parking lot picnic table has possibly returned for the third year; this bird, photographed last year by Lee F., is featured in the Golden Gate Audubon Society calendar for 2018.

Here are the 41 species seen by 43 observers:

Wild Turkey
Great Blue Heron
Green Heron
Turkey Vulture makes it official, three birds from our theme family!
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Band-tailed Pigeon
Anna's Hummingbird
Acorn Woodpecker
Red-breasted Sapsucker may be a bird that has returned for the third year to the same picnic table area at TNA parking lot!
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Black Phoebe
Hutton's Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Steller's Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Bewick's Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Wrentit
Hermit Thrush
Varied Thrush
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Townsend's Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Fox Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Song Sparrow
California Towhee
Spotted Towhee
Western Tanager

Best of Boids!
Alan Kaplan


Bay-breasted Warbler continues

Aaron Maizlish
 

The Bay-breasted Warbler has put on a good show this morning, coming to the fountain four times between 10 and 12:30, delighting about one dozen waiting birders.  This is at Ardenwood Farm in Fremont CA.

The bird was first photographed on Tuesday, but not correctly identified until yesterday. So this is its fourth day here.  First Alameda Co. sighting in 20+ years.

Aaron Maizlish 
San Francisco CA

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