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Re: VERMILION FLYCATCHER at Lake Elizabeth in Fremont

Roy Carlson
 

Jerry Ting, Jim Lomax and I looked mid-morning to early afternoon for the Vermi with no luck. None of us were sure exactly where the bird had been seen. We checked around the south side of the lake from the end of the parking lot off Paseo Padre and Grimmer to the railroad tracks.

On Nov 2, 2011, at 8:54 PM, "D Weber" <dwbirdster@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

Between runs for the RT Pipit in Sunnyvale, I tried around mid-afternoon. Other birders were there. No luck.

Dave Weber,
Milpitas
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From: Michael Feighner
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Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2011 8:49 PM
Subject: Re: [EBB_Sightings] VERMILION FLYCATCHER at Lake Elizabeth in Fremont



Did anyone try for the Vermilion Flycatcher? Thanks a Vermilion in advance.

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Livermore, CA
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From: Amy McDonald <amymcd@pacbell.net>
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Sent: Wed, Nov 2, 2011 06:09:20 GMT+00:00
Subject: [EBB_Sightings] VERMILION FLYCATCHER at Lake Elizabeth in Fremont

Hi all,

I’ve just confirmed an eBird report of an immature male (or possibly female)
VERMILION FLYCATCHER at Lake Elizabeth (Central Park) in Fremont. The bird was
seen this past Sunday afternoon October 30th, from the paved path between the
south end of the lake and creek. It was flycatching from the top of a leafless
tree on the south side of the creek. I spent about an hour looking for the bird
late today without success. In the meantime, the observer sent me four
photos tonight which leave no doubt that the bird is a Vermilion Flycatcher. The
basic description he provided was “Streaked chest and red underbelly with a gray
hood and back”.

At the moment, I'm awaiting an okay from our fellow birder to mention his name
and to provide a link to his photos. But I wanted to get the word out as soon as
I was able to confirm the sighting. I’ve also asked if he can provide additional
location details.

Amy McDonald
San Jose, CA

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Re: VERMILION FLYCATCHER at Lake Elizabeth in Fremont

Dave Weber
 

Between runs for the RT Pipit in Sunnyvale, I tried around mid-afternoon. Other birders were there. No luck.

Dave Weber,
Milpitas

----- Original Message -----
From: Michael Feighner
To: EBB_Sightings@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2011 8:49 PM
Subject: Re: [EBB_Sightings] VERMILION FLYCATCHER at Lake Elizabeth in Fremont



Did anyone try for the Vermilion Flycatcher? Thanks a Vermilion in advance.

--
Michael Feighner
Livermore, CA
http://www.linkedIn.com/in/michaelfeighner

Connected by DROID on Verizon Wireless

-----Original message-----
From: Amy McDonald <amymcd@pacbell.net>
To: EBB_Sightings@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wed, Nov 2, 2011 06:09:20 GMT+00:00
Subject: [EBB_Sightings] VERMILION FLYCATCHER at Lake Elizabeth in Fremont

Hi all,

I’ve just confirmed an eBird report of an immature male (or possibly female)
VERMILION FLYCATCHER at Lake Elizabeth (Central Park) in Fremont. The bird was
seen this past Sunday afternoon October 30th, from the paved path between the
south end of the lake and creek. It was flycatching from the top of a leafless
tree on the south side of the creek. I spent about an hour looking for the bird
late today without success. In the meantime, the observer sent me four
photos tonight which leave no doubt that the bird is a Vermilion Flycatcher. The
basic description he provided was “Streaked chest and red underbelly with a gray
hood and back”.

At the moment, I'm awaiting an okay from our fellow birder to mention his name
and to provide a link to his photos. But I wanted to get the word out as soon as
I was able to confirm the sighting. I’ve also asked if he can provide additional
location details.

Amy McDonald
San Jose, CA

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Re: VERMILION FLYCATCHER at Lake Elizabeth in Fremont

Mike Correll-Feichtner
 

Did anyone try for the Vermilion Flycatcher? Thanks a Vermilion in advance.

--
Michael Feighner
Livermore, CA
http://www.linkedIn.com/in/michaelfeighner

Connected by DROID on Verizon Wireless

-----Original message-----
From: Amy McDonald <amymcd@pacbell.net>
To: EBB_Sightings@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wed, Nov 2, 2011 06:09:20 GMT+00:00
Subject: [EBB_Sightings] VERMILION FLYCATCHER at Lake Elizabeth in Fremont

Hi all,

I’ve just confirmed an eBird report of an immature male (or possibly female)
VERMILION FLYCATCHER at Lake Elizabeth (Central Park) in Fremont. The bird was
seen this past Sunday afternoon October 30th, from the paved path between the
south end of the lake and creek. It was flycatching from the top of a leafless
tree on the south side of the creek. I spent about an hour looking for the bird
late today  without success. In the meantime, the observer sent me four
photos tonight which leave no doubt that the bird is a Vermilion Flycatcher. The
basic description he provided was “Streaked chest and red underbelly with a gray
hood and back”. 

At the moment, I'm awaiting an okay from our fellow birder to mention his name
and to provide a link to his photos. But I wanted to get the word out as soon as
I was able to confirm the sighting. I’ve also asked if he can provide additional
location details.

Amy McDonald
San Jose, CA



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Re: Pcific Commons Linear Marsh

Alane_El_Granada
 

Found these directions to Pacific Commons Linear Park in a listing for a birding walk on November 13.
Alane

http://www.ohloneaudubon.org/index.php/upcoming-events/calendar/view/149/31


Nov. 13, Sun., 8:30 -11 am
Leaders: Brenda Senturia bbsenturia@sbcglobal.net and Rich Nicholson ( rsn711@yahoo.com) 510 483-5381
Pacific Commons Linear Park has gained increasing attention as a productive wintering birding site. The ponds are excellent for many waterfowl species. Waders inhabit the pond edges and wetlands. In past years, American Bittern has been observed here. The fields are productive for wintering sparrows. We have good chances for interesting raptors. To reach the park, exit I-880 in Fremont at Auto Mall Parkway. Go west on Auto Mall Parkway for a mile to a small pull-off area on the left at an entrance sign. Bring a scope, if you have one. There are no restroom facilities, but there is a Starbucks between I-880 and the park at the NE corner of Boscell and Auto Mall Parkway.


________________________________
From: Armando Picciotto <apicciotto@comcast.net>
To: EBB_Sightings@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 6:53 PM
Subject: [EBB_Sightings] Pcific Commons Linear Marsh


 
Not even Google could find it. Anybody know where that is?


Pcific Commons Linear Marsh

apicciotto2005
 

Not even Google could find it. Anybody know where that is?


bittern, grackles at Pacific Commons Linear Marsh Fremont

Charlotte Allen <c.allen@...>
 

Interesting birds today at the Pacific Commons Linear Marsh in
Fremont: 3 GREAT-TAILED GRACKLES; 2 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE; 1
AMERICAN BITTERN; 5 GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULLS

Charlotte Allen
c.allen@comcast.net


FOS Hermit Thrush, Concord

Bob Hislop
 

A very thirsty Hermit Thrush (my first-of-season) just appeared on our bird bath. By the time I got my camera he had disappeared back into the brush.

Bob Hislop
Concord


Re: VERMILION FLYCATCHER at Lake Elizabeth in Fremont ---- Photos and update

Amy McDonald <amymcd@...>
 

Hi all,

I've received permission from the observer (Cedric Duhalde) to post his photos.
So here is the link I've created. Cedric also indicated that he has no further
details to add to the description of the location as I noted below. Except that
in looking at a map, the path is more correctly along the SE edge of the lake.

For those who haven't been to Lake Elizabeth, I find it easy to park in the area
next to the Aqua Adventure Water Park at the SE end of the park. This is off of
Paseo Padre Parkway near the intersection with Grimmer Blvd.

http://amymc.smugmug.com/Birds/Vermilion-Flycatcher-Oct302011/19871772_WHzsGr#1563350313_Z3mPLvq


Amy McDonald
San Jose, CA

----- Original Message ----
From: Amy McDonald <amymcd@pacbell.net>
To: EBB_Sightings@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tue, November 1, 2011 11:09:20 PM
Subject: VERMILION FLYCATCHER at Lake Elizabeth in Fremont

Hi all,

I’ve just confirmed an eBird report of an immature male (or possibly female)
VERMILION FLYCATCHER at Lake Elizabeth (Central Park) in Fremont. The bird was
seen this past Sunday afternoon October 30th, from the paved path between the
south end of the lake and creek. It was flycatching from the top of a leafless
tree on the south side of the creek. I spent about an hour looking for the bird
late today  without success. In the meantime, the observer sent me four
photos tonight which leave no doubt that the bird is a Vermilion Flycatcher. The

basic description he provided was “Streaked chest and red underbelly with a gray

hood and back”. 

At the moment, I'm awaiting an okay from our fellow birder to mention his name
and to provide a link to his photos. But I wanted to get the word out as soon as

I was able to confirm the sighting. I’ve also asked if he can provide additional

location details.

Amy McDonald
San Jose, CA


Oakland Middle Harbor Shoreline Park CLOSED today (11/2)

Ken Schneider
 

Hi all,

Due to the planned protests at the Port of Oakland today, I was informed by one of the staff at the park early this morning that it was closed today. Not sure about tomorrow or later in the week.

Ken Schneider
San Francisco


Re: VERMILION FLYCATCHER at Lake Elizabeth in Fremont

Mike Correll-Feichtner
 

Original eBird report:
(For link copy everything between M and >.)

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)
- Reported Oct 30, 2011 15:30 by Cédric D.
- Lake Elizabeth, Fremont, Alameda, California
- Map: < http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=37.5502596,-121.9581556&ll=37.5502596,-121.9581556 >
- Comments : "Female perched atop a tree, flying away and returning to that same branch. Streaked chest and red underbelly with a gray hood and back"



Winston Churchill: "There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction."
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Michael Feighner
Livermore, CA, Alameda County
http://www.linkedIn.com/in/michaelfeighner
http://www.tanageroptics.com

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[mailto:EBB_Sightings@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Amy McDonald
Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2011 11:09 PM
To: EBB_Sightings@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [EBB_Sightings] VERMILION FLYCATCHER at Lake Elizabeth in
Fremont

Hi all,

I’ve just confirmed an eBird report of an immature male (or possibly
female)
VERMILION FLYCATCHER at Lake Elizabeth (Central Park) in Fremont. The
bird was
seen this past Sunday afternoon October 30th, from the paved path
between the
south end of the lake and creek. It was flycatching from the top of
a leafless
tree on the south side of the creek. I spent about an hour looking for
the bird
late today without success. In the meantime, the observer sent me four
photos tonight which leave no doubt that the bird is a Vermilion
Flycatcher. The
basic description he provided was “Streaked chest and red underbelly
with a gray
hood and back”.

At the moment, I'm awaiting an okay from our fellow birder to mention
his name
and to provide a link to his photos. But I wanted to get the word out
as soon as
I was able to confirm the sighting. I’ve also asked if he can provide
additional
location details.

Amy McDonald
San Jose, CA



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VERMILION FLYCATCHER at Lake Elizabeth in Fremont

Amy McDonald <amymcd@...>
 

Hi all,

I’ve just confirmed an eBird report of an immature male (or possibly female)
VERMILION FLYCATCHER at Lake Elizabeth (Central Park) in Fremont. The bird was
seen this past Sunday afternoon October 30th, from the paved path between the
south end of the lake and creek. It was flycatching from the top of a leafless
tree on the south side of the creek. I spent about an hour looking for the bird
late today  without success. In the meantime, the observer sent me four
photos tonight which leave no doubt that the bird is a Vermilion Flycatcher. The
basic description he provided was “Streaked chest and red underbelly with a gray
hood and back”. 

At the moment, I'm awaiting an okay from our fellow birder to mention his name
and to provide a link to his photos. But I wanted to get the word out as soon as
I was able to confirm the sighting. I’ve also asked if he can provide additional
location details.

Amy McDonald
San Jose, CA


B & W Warbler Tuesday Afternoon

rosita94598
 

The Black & White Warbler made a brief appearance this afternoon in the trees on the lawn, adjacent to the wooden railing in Heather Farm Park. This was about 5:20 PM. It actually was going along some branches of one of the trees, rather than along the trunk.

Enter Heather Farm Park from Ygnacio Valley Road in Walnut Creek. This is North San Carlos and is east and downhill of John Muir Hospital. A Shell station is adjacent to the park entry. Drive straight into the park. You will see tennis courts to the left, then a large lawn with trees. Sports fields are to the right. Continue to a stop sign, then turn left into the parking lot. Park straight ahead and you will see the lawn which slopes down to the wooden railing.

Hugh B. Harvey
Walnut Creek


Hayward Shoreline this morning

Bob Dunn <bdisme51@...>
 

This morning at the Hayward Shoreline I found a White-throated Sparrow near the entrance to the parking lot at West Winton Avenue. Only bird to note there.

Bob Dunn
San Leandro


San Leandro marina - Yellow-b. Loon

Bob Dunn <bdisme51@...>
 

I went to the San Leandro marina this afternoon to see if the White-winged Scoters had returned. I did not see them. But there at their spot I found a juvenile Yellow-billed Loon activitely feeding about 20 feet offshore. I watched it for about 20 minutes. It was about 3:30 when I first saw it. While there I also saw a Pelagic Cormorant fly in and start feeding near the loon. This area can be reach from I-880 by taking the Marina Blvd West exit. Follow Marina Blvd west until you reach the marina. The road will bend to the left (south) and become Monarch Bay Drive. Turn right at the first stop sign onto Mulford Point Drive. Follow the road to the end and park in the parking lot on the bay side. The loon was first found at the south end of the parking lot but worked it's way north all the way to the the cove. That's were I lost it when it dived and did not surface for the 10 minutes before I left.

The par course is now open at the marina. It's reached by following Monarch Bay Drive to where it ends at a parking lot. Park there. I had a Common Loon and a single Bonaparte's Gull floated offshore there. Still had the Ruddy Turnstones and Black Turnstones and more Elegant Terns than I cared to count but did not see any Surfbirds or Oystercatchers.

Bob Dunn
SAn Leandro


Re: B&W Warbler--Heather Farm Walnut Creek

Joe Morlan
 

On Mon, 31 Oct 2011 02:52:16 +0000 (UTC), cdlou37@comcast.net wrote:

At about 900am, I saw a black and white flash into
the pepper tree (I think) by the 'large paved' viewing area. It flew in from the direction
from the lawn area. It jumped to the tree next to pond, then to the railing. It was
the BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER. It started to feed on the top railing as described before,
across the entire section of the railing right to left. Then it flew to base of the tree
in the pond and that when I posted to EBB. I lost it at this point but I thought it was
behind the railing somewhere. I ran into John Harrison who had just talked to Hugh at church. We broke up and John went down the path to the creek crossing. I stayed at the viewing area.

After about 10 minutes, John came back for me as he had the bird down the path. The bird
was feeding on the large rocks in the little creek with the grate in the sidewalk. The
bird feed for about 10 minutes (now 925am). It jumped to the at the corner there and worked it way up and then I lost it. I hung around for about 20 minutes but failed to find the bird again. Others birds of note, there were two Orange-crowned Warbler.

Thanks Hugh.

Calvin D Lou
San Francisco, CA
Calvin Lou's photo of this bird is at the WFO web site:

http://www.westernfieldornithologists.org/

Click through on thumbnail for full-sized images.

Enjoy!
--
Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA jmorlan (at) ccsf.edu
Birding Classes start Nov 2 http://fog.ccsf.edu/jmorlan/


Greater White-Fronted Geese, Lake Elizabeth, Fremont

scfloyd2000
 

Six Greater White-Fronted Geese have joined the 300 or so Canada Geese and at least one (previously reported) Aleutian Cackling Goose on the soccer lawns by Lake Elizabeth (Stevenson @ Gallaudet, Fremont).

Stephanie Floyd
Fremont


Black & White Warbler continues Tuesday AM

rosita94598
 

The Black & White Warbler was seen this morning about 8:30, maybe a little before, by Fred Safier. I found Fred at the southwest corner of the pond. He had just seen the B&W Warbler on the wooden railing and told me it eventually crossed the little creek as it moved south.

When I went around to the east, I did not find it. It seems like late afternoon is reliable.

Hugh B. Harvey
Walnut Creek


Mniotilta varia still lingers in HFPark, Walnut Creek

albertlinkowski
 

Most likely female or imature Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)
still lingers in Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek (pictures) First
found by Hugh B. Harvey 28 X 2011 ....it's now at least 4 days at this
location. I saw this inndividual bird today, before sunnset , 31 X 2011.
Also, flock of 6 Lark Sparrows, and 2 Read-shouldered Hawks was seen
there(pictures)
https://picasaweb.google.com/116458691385845361056/MniotiltaVariaHeather\;
FarmParkWalnutCreekCa?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCK743N61sMWlVQ&feat=direc&#92;
tlink
https://picasaweb.google.com/116458691385845361056/ButeoLineatus?authuse\;
r=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCJHclb-gkv2Mfw&feat=directlink
Albert W. Linkowski


Re: B&W Warbler- NO

gail Ryujin <gailryujin@...>
 

hello,  just returned from heather farms.  The Black and White Warbler flew into the closest tree from the lake.  It then proceeded to a tree a little farther from the lake.  this tree has a yellow color on its front.  The Warbler proceeded around the tree picking its way at the bark.  this was at 4:25 pm. 


I think you just missed it.  When I first arrived the Nuttals was still in the tree. 


Gail Ryujin   

San Ramon, ca





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From: Mark Rauzon <mjrauz@aol.com>
To: ebb_sightings@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2011 5:05 PM
Subject: [EBB_Sightings] B&W Warbler- NO


 
Thought I'd post that when I left at 4pm, there had been no reports of the BWWA all day, there were no more birders present and sets of birders had overlapped all day with no luck.
I looked over many bushtits, chickadees, kinglets, yellow-rumps, an Orange-crowned, and Townsend Warblers, white-crowned and song sparrows and had to settle in the end for a female Nuttall's Woodpecker.

Mark Rauzon
Oakland, CA

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B&W Warbler- NO

Mark Rauzon
 

Thought I'd post that when I left at 4pm, there had been no reports of the BWWA all day, there were no more birders present and sets of birders had overlapped all day with no luck.
I looked over many bushtits, chickadees, kinglets, yellow-rumps, an Orange-crowned, and Townsend Warblers, white-crowned and song sparrows and had to settle in the end for a female Nuttall's Woodpecker.


Mark Rauzon
Oakland, CA

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