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Buff-breasted Sandpiper returns

Aaron Maizlish
 

Folks,

I just got a note from Adam Dudley, who is not subscribed to EBB, that the Buff-breasted Sandpiper has returned to the Richmond WTP. As of 11:37 AM he is viewing it on the “furthest” pond. Good luck.

Aaron Maizlish
San Francisco


Re: Richmond WTP

Mike Shannon
 

Where exactly is the gate?
Mike Shannon



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-------- Original message --------
From: "BILAL AL-SHAHWANY bilal_al_shahwany@... [EBB_Sightings]" <EBB_Sightings-noreply@...>
Date: 8/26/18 9:13 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: mikeshannon <mikeshannon@...>, bobrichmond94544@..., EBB Sightings <ebb_sightings@...>
Subject: Re: [EBB_Sightings] Richmond WTP

 

The gate is open now, still no sandpipers



On Sunday, August 26, 2018, 9:05 AM, mikeshannon mikeshannon@... [EBB_Sightings] <EBB_Sightings-noreply@...> wrote:

 

I tried to get access this morning and all i saw were locked gates. I could see a small portion of one pond from Richmond Parkway but saw no birds.

Mike Shannon



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-------- Original message --------
From: "Bob Richmond bobrichmond94544@... [EBB_Sightings]" <EBB_Sightings-noreply@...>
Date: 8/25/18 5:25 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: EBB Sightings <ebb_sightings@...>
Subject: [EBB_Sightings] Richmond WTP

 

Does anybody know if the ponds are open on Sunday. Or should I look from the outside.


Bob
Alameda


Re: Richmond WTP

bilal al-shahwany
 

The gate is open now, still no sandpipers



On Sunday, August 26, 2018, 9:05 AM, mikeshannon mikeshannon@... [EBB_Sightings]

 

I tried to get access this morning and all i saw were locked gates. I could see a small portion of one pond from Richmond Parkway but saw no birds.

Mike Shannon



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: "Bob Richmond bobrichmond94544@... [EBB_Sightings]"
Date: 8/25/18 5:25 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: EBB Sightings
Subject: [EBB_Sightings] Richmond WTP

 

Does anybody know if the ponds are open on Sunday. Or should I look from the outside.


Bob
Alameda


Re: Richmond WTP

Mike Shannon
 

I tried to get access this morning and all i saw were locked gates. I could see a small portion of one pond from Richmond Parkway but saw no birds.

Mike Shannon



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: "Bob Richmond bobrichmond94544@... [EBB_Sightings]" <EBB_Sightings-noreply@...>
Date: 8/25/18 5:25 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: EBB Sightings <ebb_sightings@...>
Subject: [EBB_Sightings] Richmond WTP

 

Does anybody know if the ponds are open on Sunday. Or should I look from the outside.


Bob
Alameda


Coyote Hills (8/25) - Black-throated Sparrow, Hermit Warbler, American Bittern

Jerry Ting
 

This (8/25/2018) morning at Coyote Hills:
1. Continued juvenile Black-throated Sparrow - re-found by Bill Chen at the Pergola on Muskrat trail (Quarry Staging Area hill side) at 8:47am.
2. Hermit Warbler - adult female found and photographed by Eric Zhou around 9:00am in white pine tree (?) in front of the nectar garden.
3. American Bittern - seen and photographed on north side of the channel between the kiosk and Quarry Staging parking area on park main road around 9:45am.

It's been a very good year for White-tailed Kite.  I saw at least 14 this morning just walking around Main and DUST Marsh.

Happy Birding,

Jerry Ting
Fremont



Hayward Shoreline (8/25)

Bob Richmond
 

Today near the mouth of San Lorenzo Creek -

1 Stilt Sandpiper in a small pond north of the bridge over the creek close to the bay. This pond had other shorebirds. The most common were Curlews and whimbrels. Probably 1 of the 2 seen by Ron Lindeman last week.

1 Dunlin

Bob
Alameda


Re: American Redstart Creekside Park (CCCo)

Dawn Lemoine
 

I had a male adult American Redstart at Arrowhead Marsh last Sunday 19-Aug. It was in the pine tree between the parking lot and the marsh.


Richmond WTP

Bob Richmond
 

Does anybody know if the ponds are open on Sunday. Or should I look from the outside.

Bob
Alameda


American Redstart Creekside Park (CCCo)

z.querula@...
 

Following up on Adrian Hinkle’s report we found a female-type American Redstart flitting over the creek in Creekside Park. Photos and audio obtained. Chipping frequently, good views scarce but possible.

Ethan Monk


Buff-breasted Sandpiper open now til 5PM

Mark Stephenson
 


West county wastewater district. 



Buff-Breasted Sandpiper No Access right now.

Mark Stephenson
 

Gate is locked some of us are locked in. Recommended time 7am-12PM West County Wastewater District. Buff-Breasted Sandpiper on pond west of gate that locks and opens. 

Happy Birding 
Mark&Lucas Stephenson




Buff-breasted Sandpiper CONTINUING

z.querula@...
 

12:01 inside ponds not visible from road

Ethan Monk


Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Graham Chisholm
 

Thanks to George Griffith we refound the buff-breasted Sandpiper at 11:30 am, at the ponds in line with Pittsburgh Avenue (would be the western ponds and the bird was on the mudflat in the southern of the two western Ponds). So basically the ponds with water to your left and behind you as you enter the entrance gate. Thanks

Graham Chisholm
Berkeley


Buff-breasted Sandpiper yes 8/25

Jeff Hoppes
 

The Buff-breasted Sandpiper continued this morning between 7:15 and 7:45. The bird was visible with a scope from the Bay Trail on the west side of Richmond Parkway between Parr Boulevard and Pittsburg Avenue.

 Good birding,
 Jeff Hoppes
 Richmond

On Sat, Aug 25, 2018 at 7:03 AM, Colin Meusel colinroots@... [EBB_Sightings] <EBB_Sightings-noreply@...> wrote:
 

....yes, they are open on the weekends (unless policy has changed since last year). The main doors might be locked, but they still appreciate a sign-in (enough to put a flyer in your car if you don’t.) if so, go around to the left. You may have to knock. 

-Colin Meusel
  Petaluma, CA




On Friday, August 24, 2018, 22:32, Aaron Maizlish aaron.maizlish@... [EBB_Sightings] <EBB_Sightings-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Birders,


Many thanks to Logan Kahle for getting the word out earlier.  At least a dozen birders were able to see the bird this afternoon.

Now that I’m back home I’ve been trying to catch up on some of that August shorebird-migration magic.  This afternoon after leaving work I decided to check out the Richmond sewage ponds, formally the West County Wastewater District Treatment Plant.   After signing in at the office I went off to survey the ponds and was disappointed with the lack of bird activity.  In the second large pond (east of the office), there were just three distant medium-sized sandpipers with buffy breasts on the mud that caught my eye.  I went back to my car to get the camera and was shocked to realize that I was looking at one BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER associating with two BAIRD’S SANDPIPERS. 

The three pipers were very mellow and cooperative for the two hours that I stayed on site -eventually joined by a third Baird’s Sandpiper and a small number of peeps.   The Buff-breasted is a first year bird with crisp plumage, bright yellow legs and white edges on the wing feathers.

I have put up six photos on my flickr feed starting here:   https://www.flickr.com/photos/amaizlish/30383567858/  - I also included most of them on the eBird report.  This was probably my most desired life-bird and it was quite exciting to stumble about it.  According to Logan this is a first county record for Contra Costa County.

I do not know if the WCWD is open on the weekends.  You need to sign in at the office - the staff and workers are always extremely friendly to birders on the few times I have interacted with them.

Aaron Maizlish
San Francisco, CA



Re: Buff-breasted Sandpiper in Richmond

Colin Meusel
 

...yes, they are open on the weekends (unless policy has changed since last year). The main doors might be locked, but they still appreciate a sign-in (enough to put a flyer in your car if you don’t.) if so, go around to the left. You may have to knock. 
-Colin Meusel
  Petaluma, CA




On Friday, August 24, 2018, 22:32, Aaron Maizlish aaron.maizlish@... [EBB_Sightings] wrote:

 

Birders,


Many thanks to Logan Kahle for getting the word out earlier.  At least a dozen birders were able to see the bird this afternoon.

Now that I’m back home I’ve been trying to catch up on some of that August shorebird-migration magic.  This afternoon after leaving work I decided to check out the Richmond sewage ponds, formally the West County Wastewater District Treatment Plant.   After signing in at the office I went off to survey the ponds and was disappointed with the lack of bird activity.  In the second large pond (east of the office), there were just three distant medium-sized sandpipers with buffy breasts on the mud that caught my eye.  I went back to my car to get the camera and was shocked to realize that I was looking at one BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER associating with two BAIRD’S SANDPIPERS. 

The three pipers were very mellow and cooperative for the two hours that I stayed on site -eventually joined by a third Baird’s Sandpiper and a small number of peeps.   The Buff-breasted is a first year bird with crisp plumage, bright yellow legs and white edges on the wing feathers.

I have put up six photos on my flickr feed starting here:   https://www.flickr.com/photos/amaizlish/30383567858/  - I also included most of them on the eBird report.  This was probably my most desired life-bird and it was quite exciting to stumble about it.  According to Logan this is a first county record for Contra Costa County.

I do not know if the WCWD is open on the weekends.  You need to sign in at the office - the staff and workers are always extremely friendly to birders on the few times I have interacted with them.

Aaron Maizlish
San Francisco, CA


Buff-breasted Sandpiper in Richmond

Aaron Maizlish
 

Birders,

Many thanks to Logan Kahle for getting the word out earlier.  At least a dozen birders were able to see the bird this afternoon.

Now that I’m back home I’ve been trying to catch up on some of that August shorebird-migration magic.  This afternoon after leaving work I decided to check out the Richmond sewage ponds, formally the West County Wastewater District Treatment Plant.   After signing in at the office I went off to survey the ponds and was disappointed with the lack of bird activity.  In the second large pond (east of the office), there were just three distant medium-sized sandpipers with buffy breasts on the mud that caught my eye.  I went back to my car to get the camera and was shocked to realize that I was looking at one BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER associating with two BAIRD’S SANDPIPERS. 

The three pipers were very mellow and cooperative for the two hours that I stayed on site -eventually joined by a third Baird’s Sandpiper and a small number of peeps.   The Buff-breasted is a first year bird with crisp plumage, bright yellow legs and white edges on the wing feathers.

I have put up six photos on my flickr feed starting here:   https://www.flickr.com/photos/amaizlish/30383567858/  - I also included most of them on the eBird report.  This was probably my most desired life-bird and it was quite exciting to stumble about it.  According to Logan this is a first county record for Contra Costa County.

I do not know if the WCWD is open on the weekends.  You need to sign in at the office - the staff and workers are always extremely friendly to birders on the few times I have interacted with them.

Aaron Maizlish
San Francisco, CA


NO Buff-breasted Sandpiper

z.querula@...
 

At 6:50 PM, I (Ethan Monk) showed up at Richmond wtp to look for the buff-breasted sandpiper. I scoped the three full ponds from the road for close to an hour and a half until scoping was impossible. Jeff Hoppes showed up around 7:15. We found 3 Baird’s Sandpipers, several Least Sandpipers, many killdeer, several Yellowlegs but unfortunately no Buff-breasted Sandpiper. Maybe the bird has just gone to roost, hopefully it hasn’t left. Good luck to everyone else.

Good birding,
Ethan Monk


Re: Buff-breasted Sandpiper 8/24/2018 fide A. Maizlish

John Cant 793-5216
 

Is the Richmond WTP open to birders on the weekend?

 

Thanks,

 

John Cant

 

From: EBB_Sightings@... On Behalf Of Logan Kahle logan@... [EBB_Sightings]
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 3:24 PM
To: EBB
Subject: [EBB_Sightings] Buff-breasted Sandpiper 8/24/2018 fide A. Maizlish

 

 

Hi all,

Just got a text from Aaron Maizlish who was just looking at a Buff-breasted Sandpiper with two Baird’s Sandpipers at the Richmond WTP. He has good and diagnostic photos. It is in the series of 4 ponds closest to the highway (east side of the facility) and he last saw it a couple minutes ago in the second-from-northmost pond in the series.

This represents an overdue first county record for Contra Costa county.

Congratulations on a great find, Aaron.

Logan Kahle for Aaron Maizlish


Buff-breasted Sandpiper 8/24/2018 fide A. Maizlish

Logan Kahle
 

Hi all,

Just got a text from Aaron Maizlish who was just looking at a Buff-breasted Sandpiper with two Baird’s Sandpipers at the Richmond WTP. He has good and diagnostic photos. It is in the series of 4 ponds closest to the highway (east side of the facility) and he last saw it a couple minutes ago in the second-from-northmost pond in the series.

This represents an overdue first county record for Contra Costa county.

Congratulations on a great find, Aaron.

Logan Kahle for Aaron Maizlish


Coyote Hills (8/22) - Black-throated Sparrow, Willow Flycatcher...etc.

Jerry Ting
 

This (8/22/2018) afternoon around 5:30pm, I found a juvenile Black-throated Sparrow on the Quarry Staging area hill side (37.551059, -122.087927).  The bird is very shy and moving around in the area and often hid in bushes.  The flying call is similar to junco.  A distant shot of this bird can be seen in my eBird report: 

This will be the 5th Alameda county sighting and the earliest fall record on eBird if accepted.

Other highlights from this afternoon in the park include:
1 Willow Flycatcher (seen on hill side sage bushes in Quarry Staging area)
5 Pacific-slope Flycatchers (2 in nectar garden, 2 at Diary Glen and 1 in Quarry Staging area)
1 female Townsend's Warbler (nectar garden)
1 Swainson's Thrush (nectar garden)
1 adult molting Peregrine Falcon (No Name Trail)

Happy Birding,

Jerry Ting
Fremont