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nesting Anna's

rosita94598
 

Several times today an Anna's Hummingbird has been collecting nesting material from our patio.  We buy our material at the Wild Birds Unlimited store in Pleasant Hill.
Hugh B. HarveyWalnut Creek

Re: nesting Anna's

martha tracy
 

What do you buy there specifically?

On Jan 18, 2019, at 2:33 PM, rosita94598 via Groups.Io <rosita94598=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Several times today an Anna's Hummingbird has been collecting nesting material from our patio. We buy our material at the Wild Birds Unlimited store in Pleasant Hill.
Hugh B. HarveyWalnut Creek


Re: Birds in Heather Farm Friday January 18--and one more

Alan Bade
 

Thanks Harvey, for the tip on the Wood Duck! Wendy and I went over this afternoon to the Olympic Blvd Staging area and walked west along the creek side trail. In one of the first bends, we saw two males and one female wood ducks. We were fortunate to get a good look at them. But, they were very skittish. To see them, we had to slowly and quietly creep up to the edge and peer over. Otherwise they immediately flew up or downstream.
We then walked west on the trail for a while. On our way back, we tried again, and saw 4 birds, but can't confirm that all four were wood ducks. They were too quick. Thanks again.

Alan Bade
Pleasant Hill

Mtn Bluebirds on Patterson Pass

Dave Weber
 

At 9am this morning there were two Mountain Bluebirds on Patterson Pass Rd about 100 yds up the road from windfarm gate #9. Down on Midway Rd I saw no Rough-legged or any other hawks except for one or two Red-taileds. There were three recent ehird reports of Rough-legged with only one mentioning Midway Rd, but all three have map pointers on Patterson Pass Rd well west of the summit - a very dangerous stretch of road far from the actual sighting.

 

Dave Weber,

Milpitas

Arrowhead Marsh Mon Jan 21

kathy jarrett
 

The GGAS bicycle trip found the Ridgway's Rail during the high tide this MLK day. We started bicycling from EBRPD's Tidewater staging area near the High Street Bridge and rode the Bay Trail to the viewing platform and rode the loop around to pond #3 (SE corner). Lots of Surf Scoters in the channel, many Common Golden-eyes everywhere, Blue-wing Teals in Pond #3. Say's Phoebes and Western Meadowlarks. We also saw a huge number of volunteers clearing out an unimaginable amount of trash from the area. Thank you! Great weather even though a bit cool. Six participants. Sorry the list is alphabetic; I sorted on the wrong column. 

American Avocet

American Coot

American Crow

American Kestrel

American Wigeon

Anna’s Hummingbird

Belted Kingfisher

Black Phoebe

Black-necked Stilt

Blue-winged Teal

Bufflehead

California Gull

California Towhee

Canada Goose

Cinnamon Teal

Ridgway's Rail

Common Goldeneye

Common Yellowthroat

Double-crested Cormorant

European Starling

Forster’s Tern

Gadwall

Glaucous-winged Gull

Great Egret

Greater Scaup

Greater Yellowlegs

Green-winged Teal

Herring Gull

Horned Grebe

Long-billed Curlew

Long-billed Dowitcher

Mallard

Marbled Godwit

Marsh Wren

Northern Harrier

Northern Pintail

Northern Shoveler

Woodpecker sp.

Ring-billed Gull

Rock Pigeon

Ruddy Duck

Savannah Sparrow

Say’s Phoebe

Snowy Egret

Song Sparrow

Spotted Sandpiper

Surf Scoter

Turkey Vulture

Western Grebe

Western Gull

Western Meadowlark

White-crowned Sparrow

Willet

Yellow-rumped  Warbler


[EBB_Sightings] Nelson's Sparrow at Arrowhead today

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Scores of birders enjoyed repeated looks at the continuing NELSON’S SPARROW today during the high tide at Arrowhead Marsh. The bird frequented the point of the small island closest to the board walk, as well as the bushes and shore of the close shore to the left of the boardwalk. It was helpful to have so many eyes searching for the bird, and frequent use of stationary objects for descriptions while we searched for this wonderful bird. Also seen were multiple RIDGWAY’S RAILS, SORAS and VIRGINIA RAIL. A single drake EURASIAN WIDGEON was also spotted on the open water among the AMERICAN WIGEONS. With any luck there will be some great photos on eBird soon.

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Mountain View

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[EBB_Sightings] Eastern Contra Costa County - l/19

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Yesterday, Jan. 19th afternoon, we took an afternoon trip beginning at 2:30 to Eastern Contra Costa County. Following are some of the notable sightings.

Holland Tract:

Tundra Swan (30+)
Greater White-fronted Goose (40+)
Snow Goose (distant views of many)
Sandhill Crane (35+)
Red-tailed Hawk (6)
American Kestrel (7)
Northern Harrier
Loggerhead Shrike (4)
Great-horned Owl

Jersey Island Rd.:

Long-billed Curlew (60+)
Snowy Egret (16)

My apologies for the late posting.

Good birding,

Paul Schorr
Antioch

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Point Pinole Pier

JAY WEINER
 

We saw a lone snowy plover on the pier on a windy rainy day yesterday. It didn’t appear to be injured, but did not fly as we walked up to and past it, and hung around staring and taking pix. I has never seen one in the East Bay before.

seasonal wetland is back at Garretson Point

Maureen Lahiff <MLahiff@...>
 

The recent week of rains has nourished the seasonal wetland at
MLK Regional Shoreline's Garretson Point.

The ducks and avocets are back, too.

Maureen Lahiff
Oakland

Slate-colored Junco near Gomez Park Jan 22

Dave Weber
 

Stopped at Gomez Park in Fremont this morning Jan 22. Nothing of note but after getting back into my car at the end of Ambar Place I noticed some sparrows in a front yard. They were Juncos with one being an apparent male Cassiar/Cistomontanus/Rocky Mtns Slate-colored.

 

Dave Weber,

Milpitas

Arrowhead Marsh Jan 22

Dave Weber
 

While at Arrowhead Marsh in Oakland late this morning a Nelson’s Sparrow was seen west of the boardwalk near a black square-shaped tub around 11 am and the same or another was in the large bush on the left side of the start of the boardwalk at noon. For me, six Ridgway’s Rails were seen including two huddling right along the east edge of the boardwalk.

 

Dave Weber,

Milpitas

Summer tanager at Claremont canyon

Teale Fristoe
 

About fifteen minutes ago I spotted the continuing summer tanager in the oaks just down the trail from the switchback with a rope swing and bench. It appeared to fly away down towards the park entrance but I'm not sure.

Teale
Berkeley

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Re: Summer tanager at Claremont canyon

Teale Fristoe
 

I just saw the tanager again, this time flying between eucalyptus branches between the first and second switchbacks.

Teale Fristoe
Berkeley

Re: Summer tanager at Claremont canyon

Alan Howe
 

I finally managed to see him, after months of trying, around 3;00 this afternoon. He was in the first couple of oak trees to your right as you descend the trail/road from the eucalyptus copse with the rope swings. If I hadn't seen some acorn woodpeckers fly into the trees & stopped to look @ them, I wouldn't have seen the tanager who was hopping around in the interior of the downhill tree & making no noise. He stuck around quite a while & may have still been there when I left around 3:30 or so.

Alan Howe
North Oakland

On Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 12:33:41 PM PST, Teale Fristoe <fristoe@...> wrote:


I just saw the tanager again, this time flying between eucalyptus branches between the first and second switchbacks.

Teale Fristoe
Berkeley

Re: Summer tanager at Claremont canyon

Tom McGuire <tomario@...>
 

Hi,

Great sightings . . .!. . .is it possible the tanager will still be there tomorrow? Can anyone please tell me where to park to access the TH . . .thanks! 

Tom McGuire
Berkeley CA

On Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 4:10:13 PM PST, Alan Howe via Groups.Io <poethowe@...> wrote:


I finally managed to see him, after months of trying, around 3;00 this afternoon. He was in the first couple of oak trees to your right as you descend the trail/road from the eucalyptus copse with the rope swings. If I hadn't seen some acorn woodpeckers fly into the trees & stopped to look @ them, I wouldn't have seen the tanager who was hopping around in the interior of the downhill tree & making no noise. He stuck around quite a while & may have still been there when I left around 3:30 or so.

Alan Howe
North Oakland
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I just saw the tanager again, this time flying between eucalyptus branches between the first and second switchbacks.

Teale Fristoe
Berkeley

Re: Summer tanager at Claremont canyon

Teale Fristoe
 

Tom,

The summer tanager has been here since Erica Rutherford and John Colbert first found it on October 30th, so it will probably be around somewhere tomorrow, but it's often been difficult to find. You can park on Stonewall Rd or Tanglewood Rd to access the preserve.

Good luck!
Teale Fristoe
Berkeley

[EBB_Sightings] Three teal species - McNabney Marsh, Martinez - 1/23

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During a brief stop this afternoon at McNabney Marsh, we had excellent
views of all three teal species. We watched the birds from the viewing
platform, which is located along the service road that leads to Mt. View
Sanitary District, and just before the tunnel under I680.

Blue-winged Teal 2 pair
Cinnamon Teal 1 pair
Green-winged Teal numerous

In addition, there were many Northern Shovelers, and fewer numbers of
Gadwall and American Wigeon.

Good birding,

Paul Schorr
Antioch
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Re: Summer tanager at Claremont canyon

David Couch
 

If the recent sightings are along the Stonewall-Panoramic Trail where I saw that Tanager a few weeks ago, then... I found it pretty easy to park on Stonewall Road off of Clairemont Avenue, around this location:

Near 100-238 Stonewall Rd, Berkeley, CA 94705
https://goo.gl/maps/GqzLSTrxvtM2
David Couch
Berkeley

Re: Birds in Alamo today

Herb and Randi Long
 

Thanks.  We have those same birds here in Lafayette close to the Reservoir.

On Thursday, January 17, 2019, 4:03:44 PM PST, rosita94598 via Groups.Io <rosita94598@...> wrote:


I spent an hour or so with Jean Richmond at her Alamo house today. It rained, it slacked off, but many birds were coming to her feeders and backyard.  She has a White-throated Sparrow which comes in, but the couple of times I have been there since the new year it has not shown.  A Fox Sparrow was also very shy today and did not show.  But there were plenty of White- and Golden-crowned Sparrows, House Finches, Lesser and American Goldfinches, both Towhees, Chickadees, a Bewick's Wren, Juncos and a White-breasted Nuthatch.

The rain may have kept her Nuttall's and Downy Woodpeckers away, as well as the Mourning Doves.  She has been seeing them regularly, and usually I do, too.  Since I left shortly after 2 PM, it may have been too  early for the Hermit Thrush to show.  She told me she also has had many Robins and Cedar Waxwings on occasion.

Hugh B. Harvey
Walnut Creek