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Re: Red-crested cardinal at Don Edwards Newark

janet ellis
 

Aren't they found  in South America? I have seen websites for buying and trading for many species too.
Janet Ellis
San Leandro


From: "Peter Pyle ppyle@... [EBB_Sightings]"
To: Jaan Lepson
Cc: Ned Bagno ; EBB_Sightings@...
Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2014 11:24 AM
Subject: Re: [EBB_Sightings] Red-crested cardinal at Don Edwards Newark

 
I had the exact same reaction as Jaan when viewing the video. The back is too dark, the reduced red on neck and breast, and the lack of a more-crested look are more appropriate for Yellow-billed Cardinal. I'm very familiar with both species from Hawaii.

Two other Paroaria have also been found in Hawaii via the cage trade, and I don't know how to tell these from Yellow-billed, or if this can be accomplished from the video.

For more info and photos on Yellow-billed Cardinal in Hawaii:
http://hbs.bishopmuseum.org/birds/rlp-monograph/pdfs/07-ZOST-ESTR/YBCA.pdf
http://hbs.bishopmuseum.org/birds/rlp-monograph/HRBP-Pages/07-ZOST-ESTR/YBCA-HRBP.htm

and brief information on the other two Paroaria:

http://hbs.bishopmuseum.org/birds/rlp-monograph/NonEstablished.htm

Cheers,

Peter

At 11:13 AM 9/25/2014, Jaan Lepson lepson@... [EBB_Sightings] wrote:
 

Based on its general appearance and the absence of a crest, my conclusion is that it is probably not a Red-crested Cardinal. Yellow-billed (Paroaria capitata) looks more likely to me (well established on the Big Island of Hawai'i and also a cage bird in places).  There are other crestless Paroaria as well, but less likely to found in the trade.

Jaan Lepson
Livermore


On Sep 25, 2014, at 09:19, Ned Bagno nedbagno@... [EBB_Sightings] < EBB_Sightings-noreply@...> wrote:

Although I'm not a "birder" per say I am interested and generally know when I see something out of the ordinary. Yesterday, Wednesday 24 September around 5pm I spotted what I believe is a Red-crested cardinal at the Newark side of Don Edwards. Location was in the bushes and small bridge by the two outhouses near the pump house. The coloring IMO was exactly like the image I've seen online except the crest was not raised.

I only had my cell phone, so I was only able to capture a crappy video. I did attempt to zoom in with the phone. The bird flew off towards the east just over the outhouses. Here is the video link on Google drive 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3Df1Qk0tiHSNElOZWVPMEhSYWc/edit?usp=sharing

Regards,

Ned





Re: Red-crested cardinal at Don Edwards Newark

Peter Pyle
 

I had the exact same reaction as Jaan when viewing the video. The back is too dark, the reduced red on neck and breast, and the lack of a more-crested look are more appropriate for Yellow-billed Cardinal. I'm very familiar with both species from Hawaii.

Two other Paroaria have also been found in Hawaii via the cage trade, and I don't know how to tell these from Yellow-billed, or if this can be accomplished from the video.

For more info and photos on Yellow-billed Cardinal in Hawaii:
http://hbs.bishopmuseum.org/birds/rlp-monograph/pdfs/07-ZOST-ESTR/YBCA.pdf
http://hbs.bishopmuseum.org/birds/rlp-monograph/HRBP-Pages/07-ZOST-ESTR/YBCA-HRBP.htm

and brief information on the other two Paroaria:

http://hbs.bishopmuseum.org/birds/rlp-monograph/NonEstablished.htm

Cheers,

Peter


At 11:13 AM 9/25/2014, Jaan Lepson lepson@... [EBB_Sightings] wrote:
 

Based on its general appearance and the absence of a crest, my conclusion is that it is probably not a Red-crested Cardinal. Yellow-billed (Paroaria capitata) looks more likely to me (well established on the Big Island of Hawai'i and also a cage bird in places).  There are other crestless Paroaria as well, but less likely to found in the trade.

Jaan Lepson
Livermore


On Sep 25, 2014, at 09:19, Ned Bagno nedbagno@... [EBB_Sightings] < EBB_Sightings-noreply@...> wrote:

Although I'm not a "birder" per say I am interested and generally know when I see something out of the ordinary. Yesterday, Wednesday 24 September around 5pm I spotted what I believe is a Red-crested cardinal at the Newark side of Don Edwards. Location was in the bushes and small bridge by the two outhouses near the pump house. The coloring IMO was exactly like the image I've seen online except the crest was not raised.

I only had my cell phone, so I was only able to capture a crappy video. I did attempt to zoom in with the phone. The bird flew off towards the east just over the outhouses. Here is the video link on Google drive 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3Df1Qk0tiHSNElOZWVPMEhSYWc/edit?usp=sharing

Regards,

Ned



Re: Red-crested cardinal at Don Edwards Newark

Jaan Lepson <lepson@...>
 

Based on its general appearance and the absence of a crest, my conclusion is that it is probably not a Red-crested Cardinal. Yellow-billed (Paroaria capitata) looks more likely to me (well established on the Big Island of Hawai'i and also a cage bird in places).  There are other crestless Paroaria as well, but less likely to found in the trade.

Jaan Lepson
Livermore


On Sep 25, 2014, at 09:19, Ned Bagno nedbagno@... [EBB_Sightings] <EBB_Sightings-noreply@...> wrote:

Although I'm not a "birder" per say I am interested and generally know when I see something out of the ordinary. Yesterday, Wednesday 24 September around 5pm I spotted what I believe is a Red-crested cardinal at the Newark side of Don Edwards. Location was in the bushes and small bridge by the two outhouses near the pump house. The coloring IMO was exactly like the image I've seen online except the crest was not raised.

I only had my cell phone, so I was only able to capture a crappy video. I did attempt to zoom in with the phone. The bird flew off towards the east just over the outhouses. Here is the video link on Google drive 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3Df1Qk0tiHSNElOZWVPMEhSYWc/edit?usp=sharing

Regards,

Ned



Re: Red-crested cardinal at Don Edwards Newark

Susan Russell <owlycat@...>
 

I have seen these cardinals in Hawaii where they are called red-crested cardinals and sometimes Brazilian cardinals. Wonder if it hitched a ride on a ship and ended up here? I have been on cruise ships where birds have stowed away for sometimes hundreds of miles, nautical miles, of course.

Susan

On Sep 25, 2014, at 10:13 AM, Judi Sierra judisierra@yahoo.com [EBB_Sightings] <EBB_Sightings-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

An escapee?
--------------------------------------------
On Thu, 9/25/14, Ned Bagno nedbagno@gmail.com [EBB_Sightings] <EBB_Sightings-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [EBB_Sightings] Red-crested cardinal at Don Edwards Newark
To: EBB_Sightings@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014, 9:19 AM












Although I'm not a
"birder" per say I am interested and generally
know when I see something out of the ordinary. Yesterday,
Wednesday 24 September around 5pm I spotted what I believe
is a Red-crested cardinal at the Newark side of Don Edwards.
Location was in the bushes and small bridge by the two
outhouses near the pump house. The coloring IMO was exactly
like the image I've seen online except the crest was not
raised.

I only had
my cell phone, so I was only able to capture a crappy video.
I did attempt to zoom in with the phone. The bird flew off
towards the east just over the outhouses. Here is the video
link on Google drive

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3Df1Qk0tiHSNElOZWVPMEhSYWc/edit?usp=sharing

Regards,

Ned











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Re: Red-crested cardinal at Don Edwards Newark

judisierra
 

An escapee?
--------------------------------------------

On Thu, 9/25/14, Ned Bagno nedbagno@gmail.com [EBB_Sightings] <EBB_Sightings-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [EBB_Sightings] Red-crested cardinal at Don Edwards Newark
To: EBB_Sightings@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014, 9:19 AM


 









Although I'm not a
"birder" per say I am interested and generally
know when I see something out of the ordinary. Yesterday,
Wednesday 24 September around 5pm I spotted what I believe
is a Red-crested cardinal at the Newark side of Don Edwards.
Location was in the bushes and small bridge by the two
outhouses near the pump house. The coloring IMO was exactly
like the image I've seen online except the crest was not
raised.

I only had
my cell phone, so I was only able to capture a crappy video.
I did attempt to zoom in with the phone. The bird flew off
towards the east just over the outhouses. Here is the video
link on Google drive 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3Df1Qk0tiHSNElOZWVPMEhSYWc/edit?usp=sharing

Regards,

Ned











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Red-crested cardinal at Don Edwards Newark

ned bagno
 

Although I'm not a "birder" per say I am interested and generally know when I see something out of the ordinary. Yesterday, Wednesday 24 September around 5pm I spotted what I believe is a Red-crested cardinal at the Newark side of Don Edwards. Location was in the bushes and small bridge by the two outhouses near the pump house. The coloring IMO was exactly like the image I've seen online except the crest was not raised.

I only had my cell phone, so I was only able to capture a crappy video. I did attempt to zoom in with the phone. The bird flew off towards the east just over the outhouses. Here is the video link on Google drive 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3Df1Qk0tiHSNElOZWVPMEhSYWc/edit?usp=sharing

Regards,

Ned


fox sparrow

Susan Russell <owlycat@...>
 

Yesterday the first fox sparrow was hopping on my front deck below the sunflower chip tube feeder. I was surprised to see it since this is the earliest sighting since 2006 when the first one showed up one day earlier on Sept. 22. Last year I had a total of 5 at the same time so I’m wondering if this early appearance might mean there will be more this year. Still waiting for the golden crowns but it sounds like they are not far away just below Skyline south of Shepherd Canyon. Fall has arrived and the birds are on their way.

Susan Russell
Montclair, near Colton and Snake just below Skyline


Golden-crowned Sparrows

Johan Langewis
 

The Golden-crowned Sparrows made their FOS showing in my yard today, tying the early record in 2004. I’ve lived here since 1991.

Johan Langewis
Oakland
South of Shepherd Canyon below Skyline Blvd


Belted Kingfisher at Lake Merritt

kateh37@...
 

I often walk along the lake on the way to work, and I've never seen a belted kingfisher there. But two days ago I first heard it and then saw it in a tree on one of the islands in the refuge. I saw it again today--this time through one of the permanent scopes. Not a bad sighting for a commute.


Northern Shovelers, American Wigeon and Avocets

Steve Gallup
 

You can post photos to the photos portion of EBB Sitings. 


New to the neighborhood and the group... saw quite a few Northern Shovelers and American Wigeon beside the road leading to the Albany Bulb, along with Avocets and the usual suspects...

What is the best way to post photos? I understand attachments are not welcome.

Steve Gallup (Berkeley)


Kingbird at Heather Farms

Jeff Acuff
 

Just had a flyby across the pond. May be worth keeping an eye open for last years tropical kingbird. 

Jeffrey Acuff
Acuff Architecture

sent from my iPhone


FOS Golden-crowned Sparrow

Kay Loughman
 

Both yesterday and today I've had a couple of Golden-crowned Sparrows at my feeders. Except for 2003, when the first arrived on Sept. 15, Sept. 21 is the earliest arrival date for this species in my yard. Still waiting for White-crowns.

Kay Loughman
in the hills on the Berkeley/Oakland border


Acorn Woodpeckers at Pt Pinole

Michael Helm <cecinit2007@...>
 

About 11 AM, on Anthony Fisher's Monday bird hike at Pt Pinole, we 
saw a stampede of Acorn woodpeckers, in the eucalyptus right down
at the point.  This does not seem like great habitat for them, certainly
not for all 30 that flushed out of those few trees.


Acorn Woodpeckers at Jewel Lake

John H. Maurer
 

Today at about 2:00 PM we saw a gang of acorn woodpeckers on the trail (Packrat?) that goes around the back of the lake.

The guidebook says they don't migrate, but this fall it seems to me to be an irruption. We were at Big Sur a couple of weeks ago. For 5 or 6 years we hadn't seen any acorn woodpeckers at Big Sur. This year they were all over the place. Julia Pfeiffer Burn State Park, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Andrew Molera State Park, Point Lobos, Elkhorn Slough all had Acorn Woodpeckers.

John Henry
John H. Maurer


White-Crowned Sparrow FOS

Lori Stoneman
 

Delighted to see my first WCSP at my thistle-seed backyard feeder this morning, Monday, 9/22, in San Ramon, CA.  Wecome back!


Lori Stoneman


American AvocetsHeather Farm Park Walnut Creek 9/22

rosita94598
 

Fred Safier and I enjoyed seeing 5 American Avocets in Heather Farm Park today.  The park is in the Ygnacio Valley of Walnut Creek.  While not the first time they have been seen in the park, this species is far from a regular visitor, having been seen only a few times in the past 30 years or so.


Fred has seen a few Yellow-rumped Warblers and today had yet another fall Yellow Warbler.  He also had two Red-shouldered Hawks and a Cooper's Hawk before we met.


Hugh B. Harvey

Walnut Creek


Lawrence's Goldfinch at Diablo Foothills Regional Park

Melani King
 

This morning around 8:45 am there was a Lawrence's Goldfinch in a group of Lesser Goldfinch near the volleyball court. 


There were LOTS of Acorn Woodpeckers!


Other notable sightings (past the boundary gate in Mt. Diablo State Park)

FOS Golden-crowned Sparrows - 6

Hermit Thrush - 1

Wilson's Warbler - 1


Melani King

Pt. Richmond


Pectoral Sandpiper at Albany Mud Flats

wendy beers
 

We visited Albany Mud flats about 1 pm today, about 3 hours off the high tide.


The Pectoral Sandpiper was on a mound of mud just east of the small spit of land that juts out.
It looked very similar to surrounding least sandpipers, but significantly larger.
ID was confirmed by R. Scalf.


Wendy Beers
El Cerrito


Hot Water at Bodega Canyon

DEBRA SHEARWATER <debi@...>
 

Howdy, Birders,

Shearwater Journeys had an excellent pelagic seabirding trip departing from Bodega Bay, September 19, 2014. Highlights included: a single GUADALUPE MURRELET, spotted by the one-eyed leader, which offered excellent views and photographic opportunities for all on board. To my knowledge, this is the first documented Guadalupe Murrelet in Central/Northern California for the past 16 years. 

Other highlights included: 22 BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSSES; 1 NORTHERN (PACIFIC) FULMAR; 341 PINK-FOOTED SHEARWATERS, 50 SOOTY SHEARWATERS; 1 WILSONS, 3 ASHY and 315 BLACK STORM-PETRELS; POMARINE (23), PARASITIC (12) and LONG-TAILED JAEGERS (3); 3 SOUTH POLAR SKUAS; a good sized group of migrating ARCTIC TERNS (180) and SABINE'S GULLS (48) which were feeding; 100 COMMON MURRES; 3 PIGEON GUILLEMOTS; 20 CASSIN'S AUKLETS; 80 RHINOCEROS AUKLETS; and one, beautiful adult TUFTED PUFFIN.

A solitary male KILLER WHALE appeared to be on a kill and possibly dragging it to his pod mates. Many birds, including storm-petrels and albatrosses were feeding at the initial kill site. We did not see what he killed. A RIVER OTTER was near Hole in the Head in the morning. Offshore sightings included: AMERICAN PIPIT, WILSON'S SNIPE and GREATER YELLOWLEGS. Marine conditions were good with a long period swell and ground fog had lifted by 10 am, with uniformly high overcast skies for the remainder of the 10 hour trip. Perfect. Sea surface temperatures ranged from a low of 63 to an incredible high of 66.5! ("Normal" SST's would be in the high 50's, maybe reaching 60 at an edge).

Spaces are still available on all of our upcoming trips, although some trips are nearly full. Leaders keep adding to the Wednesday, September 24th Half Moon Bay, "Leaders Bonanza" trip. Leaders on this date now include: Steve Howell, Peter Pyle, Jon Dunn, Adam Searcy, Jim Holmes, Steve Hampton, Jim Danzenbaker, Jennifer Green, Debi Shearwater. NINE leaders!

Two spaces are open on our trip tomorrow, September 21 departing from Half Moon Bay. Leaders include: Steve Hampton, Tim Miller, Marissa Ortega-Welsh, Will Brooks and Debi Shearwater

The Monterey Bay Birding Festival is coming up next week. 

Scott & Linda Terrill will present a seabird workshop, Thursday, September 25 from 3:30 to 5 pm. Kenn Kaufman will present the keynote on Saturday, September 27 at 7 pm. (All part of the festival).

Shearwater Journeys will host the following pelagic trips in conjunction with the festival:
SEP. 25: Jon Dunn, Nick Levendosky, Jim Danzenbaker, Adam Searcy
SEP. 26: Kenn & Kimberly Kaufman, Scott & Linda Terrill
SEP. 27: Scott & Linda Terrill, Jim Danzenbaker, Steve Tucker, Jennifer Green
SEP. 28: Gerry McChesney, Rick Fournier, Courtenay Ray, Marissa Ortega-Welch

Finally, we shall close out our fall season earlier than usual this year with the following trips:
OCT. 4 MONTEREY: Nick Levendosky, Scott & Linda Terrill, Jennifer Green
OCT. 5 HALF MOON BAY: Steve Tucker, Steve Hampton, Dena Spatz, Abe Borker, Courtenay Ray
OCT. 11: MONTEREY BAY: Gerry McChesney, Rick Fournier, Nick Levendosky
OCT. 12: HALF MOON BAY: Steve Tucker, Steve Hampton, Courtenay Ray

RESERVATIONS: Please email me, Debi Shearwater: debi@... for a reservation. I shall be on all of the above trips.

Hoping to see you 'out there'
Shearwaters Forever,
Debi Shearwater

DEBRA SHEARWATER
Shearwater Journeys, Inc.
PO Box 190
Hollister, CA 95024
831.637.8527

Pacific Odyssey Voyages: April/May 2015
Russian Far East Voyages: May/June 2016- with Debi












White-crowned Sparrow FOS in El Cerrito 09.18.2014

Alan Kaplan <lnkpln@...>
 

Friends!

I see a report from Livermore and that reminds me, there was a FOS White-crowned Sparrow at the backyard feeder on September 18, 2014, in El Cerrito.

And how about that rain! Maybe it was enough to bring out the subterranean termites on the next sunny morning?

Best of Boids!

Alan Kaplan

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