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Refound 1 juvie semipalm at willow

Mary & Nick Freeman
 

Hi Birders!

Between 3:30 3:55pm, we refound 1 Juvie SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER foraging in the water around the vegetation above the second concrete wall just north of willow. There were a number of peeps loafing in this area. Perhaps they may come out to feed a little later. A BLACK SKIMMER was flying around and two SPOTTED SANDPIPER were also seen. 80 degrees and a little breezy.

Good birding!

Mary & Nick Freeman
Glendale CA


Re: Claremont black hooded (Nanday) parakeets

Thomas Miko
 

Tossed the dog into the house, grabbed the binoculars and realized that they were in fact the even more elusive blue crowned parakeets.
Tom Milo
Claremont


From: Thomas Miko <thomas_miko@...>
Sent: Saturday, July 25, 2020 8:15:22 AM
To: LACoBirds@groups.io <LACoBirds@groups.io>
Subject: Claremont black hooded (Nanday) parakeets
 

Wow, I just had three calling, cooperative black hooded (Nanday) parakeets flying over me well I'm walking the dog right now, a hundred yards from my house. I'd have to look on eBird to see if the species has even been sighted in this area, before.

Thomas Geza Miko 
Claremont 91711
909.241.3300


Claremont black hooded (Nanday) parakeets

Thomas Miko
 


Wow, I just had three calling, cooperative black hooded (Nanday) parakeets flying over me well I'm walking the dog right now, a hundred yards from my house. I'd have to look on eBird to see if the species has even been sighted in this area, before.

Thomas Geza Miko 
Claremont 91711
909.241.3300


Bairds and semipalm at willow

Mark Scheel
 

Hi all,

We have an adult Baird's Sandpiper and an adult Semipalmated Sandpiper at the LA River just north of Willow St. The Baird's is in the vegetation just north of the northern concrete structures, and the Semipalmated is somewhere with the peep flock in the same area (the flock keeps moving around).

Good Birding,
Mark and Janet Scheel
Pasadena


Los Angeles RBA- 24 July 2020

Jon Fisher
 

- RBA

* California

* Los Angeles RBA

* July 24 2020

* CALA2007.24

 

 

-Birds mentioned


Spotted Dove

Black Swift

Glaucous-winged Gull

Neotropic Cormorant

Reddish Egret

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Summer Tanager


 

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Hotline:  Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert

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-Transcript

 

This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for July 24.


Up to four SPOTTED DOVES continued through July 22 near the intersection of Compton Ave. and 89th Street in Los Angeles.


One or two BLACK SWIFTS were along the fire road above Claremont Wilderness Park through July 23.  They are usually seen only late in the day, after 6:00PM.

Two GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULLS continued along the Los Angeles River in Maywood through July 23.

At least one of several NEOTROPIC CORMORANTS continued along the lower Los Angeles River south of the Willow Street crossing in Long Beach through July 22. 

Another NEOTROPIC CORMORANT continued at the spreading basins below Hansen Dam in Lake View Terrace on July 20.  The nearest intersection is Glenoaks Blvd. and Branford Street.

A REDDISH EGRET was seen along the Los Angeles River near downtown Los Angeles on July 22.  It was just below the 10 Freeway crossing.

At Sims Bio Pond Reserve in Long Beach, a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continued through July 21.

A SUMMER TANAGER pair continued west of the ball field at Pearblossom Park in the Antelope Valley through July 21.

A male SUMMER TANAGER continued at Sycamore Flat Campground near Valyermo through July 17.


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Jon L Fisher

Glendale, CA

JonF60@...

 

 

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(no rarities) It's Christmas in July

Thomas Miko
 

Hello,
For the past week or more I have been having normal Western migrants at Wheeler Park in Claremont and this morning the diversity has increased to where I have a yellow Warbler, Western tanager is that are different from the ones yesterday, to Western King birds flying overhead, etc.
Black-headed grosbeaks have been migrating for the last 10 days. Best bird this morning was a Say's Phoebe in the park which I have not seen here or anywhere within miles of my house in three or four months, so I'm calling her a fall migrant. I think of them as arriving in October, not July.
Tom (telecommuting at my dining room table)

Thomas Geza Miko 
Claremont 91711
909.241.3300


Los Angeles RBA- 17 July 2020

Jon Fisher
 

- RBA

* California

* Los Angeles RBA

* July 17 2020

* CALA2007.17

 

 

-Birds mentioned


Spotted Dove

Common Ground Dove

Black Swift

Neotropic Cormorant

Summer Tanager


 

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Hotline:  Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert

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-Transcript

 

This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for July 17.


Three SPOTTED DOVES, now quite rare locally, were seen briefly at the intersection of Compton Ave. and 89th Street in Los Angeles on July 13.


COMMON GROUND DOVES continue in Bellflower, with up to three reported through July 12.  They have been seen along the north side of the golf course and are often visible by looking south from the Volutone parking lot.

Three BLACK SWIFTS were along the fire road above Claremont Wilderness Park on July 12.

At least two NEOTROPIC CORMORANTS continue along the lower Los Angeles River in Long Beach.  They are being seen south of the Willow Street crossing, often near the end of Hill Street.

Another NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was at the spreading basins below Hansen Dam on July 12.  The nearest intersection is Glenoaks Blvd. and Branford Street.

A SUMMER TANAGER pair continued west of the ball field at Pearblossom Park in the Antelope Valley through July 13.


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Jon L Fisher

Glendale, CA

JonF60@...

 

 

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Spotted Doves in South L.A.

Richard Barth
 

Birders, 

Thurs 16 July

Mid morning I had three Spotted Doves, two adults and an apparent juvenile, along Compton Ave in South Los Angeles.  The birds landed on the roof of Mt. Rose Missionary Baptist Church between 89th and 90th St.  They stayed for about ten minutes before flying together into the neighborhood to the east.  I drove around a bit but was unable to refind them.  Photos in my eBird submission.
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S71550856

Richard Barth
West Hollywood


Bar-tailed False Alarm

Ryan Terrill
 

Hey everyone-

Hate to have to eat crow,  but I think I pulled the trigger too quickly on this bird, now that I have better looks, I think it’s a super pale Marbled Godwit. Sorry for the false alarm!

Ryan 
--
Ryan S. Terrill          
      
Postdoctoral Researcher
Moore Lab of Zoology
Occidental College


BAR-TAILED GODWIT — Malibu Lagoin

Ryan Terrill
 

Hi everyone,

Right now there’s a BAR-TAILED GODWIT at Malibu Lagoon. It’s in the Willet/Whimbrel/Brown-Pelican roost that’s just off the end of the looking platform, at the end of the trail when you turn left 200m before you get to the beach. 

Good birding

Ryan terrill
--
Ryan S. Terrill          
      
Postdoctoral Researcher
Moore Lab of Zoology
Occidental College


Los Angeles RBA- 11 July 2020

Jon Fisher
 

- RBA

* California

* Los Angeles RBA

* July 11 2020

* CALA2007.11

 

 

-Birds mentioned


Common Ground Dove

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Glaucous-winged Gull

Neotropic Cormorant

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Summer Tanager


 

California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form):  http://www.californiabirds.org/

 

 

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-Transcript

 

This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for July 10.


COMMON GROUND DOVES continue in Bellflower, with one or two reported there through July 8.  Up to three of these birds have been seen adjacent to the San Gabriel River and are visible by looking south from the Volutone parking lot.

A SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER was along the Los Angeles River south of the Rosecrans crossing in Long Beach on July 5.

Two GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULLS continued along the Los Angeles River in Maywood between the Atlantic and Slauson crossings through July 6.

Up to three NEOTROPIC CORMORANTS were seen below Willow Street along the Los Angeles River in Long Beach through July 10.


A YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continued at Sims Bio Pond in Long Beach through July 6.


A male and female SUMMER TANAGER, with a second male likely present on July 7, continued west of the ball field at Pearblossom Park in the Antelope Valley.


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Jon L Fisher

Glendale, CA

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Re: No Sandwich/Cabot's Tern (yet) Thursday am

Stan Walens
 

The photos are fuzzy and distant and overexposed. And I am not claiming any expertise as a tern identifier. But I don’t see why this is not a Forster’s tern. Wing pattern, face pattern, amount of crest, length of bill, all seem to me to be in the Forster’s range.

As for the pale tip to the bill, if you enlarge the photos you can see that the entire bill is outlined by a fuzzy pale halo. So I think the apparent pale tip is a photographic artifact.

I hope someone refinds the bird and proves me wrong.

Stan Walens, San Diego
July 9, 2020; 10:00 am


No Sandwich/Cabot's Tern (yet) Thursday am

Thomas Miko
 


Mark was there before I arrived, I spent close to 2 hours, and I'm leaving but Dessi will be there for a while. So far nothing.


Thomas Geza Miko 
Claremont 91711
909.241.3300


Re: Apparent dark-billed tern at Malibu Lagoon

Thomas Miko
 

Andy et al,
Why is this bird not a juvenile sandwich tern? Also, Sibley, at least on my iPad, shows juvenile sandwich tern is having an all black bill, or is that an error?
Tom Miko
909.241.3300
Claremont (for another half hour)



From: LACoBirds@groups.io <LACoBirds@groups.io> on behalf of Andrew Birch via groups.io <andyrbirch@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:56:58 PM
To: LACoBirds <lacobirds@groups.io>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Apparent dark-billed tern at Malibu Lagoon
 
I have not seen this bird but noticed these distant shots posted on iNaturalist of a candidate Sandwich "Cabot's" Tern (or hybrid Sandwich x Elegant) candidate at Malibu Lagoon. It was apparently photographed this afternoon. Unfortunately, to complicate matters, the bird has a dark breast patch, perhaps, indicating oil or perhaps it's indeed just an aberrant Elegant Tern. Anyway, it appears to have a very dark bill and pale tip and so I thought I would flag in case anyone had plans to be out there tomorrow to keep an eye out for it.



And for anyone interested, here's a Flickr page of hybrid types from San Diego


Best, Andy Birch
Los Feliz




Apparent dark-billed tern at Malibu Lagoon

Andrew Birch
 

I have not seen this bird but noticed these distant shots posted on iNaturalist of a candidate Sandwich "Cabot's" Tern (or hybrid Sandwich x Elegant) candidate at Malibu Lagoon. It was apparently photographed this afternoon. Unfortunately, to complicate matters, the bird has a dark breast patch, perhaps, indicating oil or perhaps it's indeed just an aberrant Elegant Tern. Anyway, it appears to have a very dark bill and pale tip and so I thought I would flag in case anyone had plans to be out there tomorrow to keep an eye out for it.



And for anyone interested, here's a Flickr page of hybrid types from San Diego


Best, Andy Birch
Los Feliz




Semipalmated Sandpiper- LA River, Rosecrans bridge

Chris Dean
 

Hi,

There is a Semipalmated Sandpiper with a small peep flock in the LA River, just south of the Rosecrans bridge and west of Ralph Dills Park.

Happy shorebirding!
Chris Dean & Rose Veniegas
Silver Lake


Los Angeles RBA- 3 July 2020

Jon Fisher
 

- RBA

* California

* Los Angeles RBA

* July 3, 2020

* CALA2007.03

 

 

-Birds mentioned


Common Ground Dove

Red Knot

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Laughing Gull

Glaucous-winged Gull

American White Pelican 

Northern Parula

Hooded Warbler

Summer Tanager


 

California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form):  http://www.californiabirds.org/

 

 

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-Transcript

 

This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for July 3.


COMMON GROUND DOVES continue in Bellflower, with one reported there through June 28.  Up to three of these birds have been seen adjacent to the San Gabriel River and are visible by looking south from the Volutone parking lot.


A RED KNOT was near the south jetty at the Ballona Creek mouth in Playa del Rey on July 1.


A SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER was along the Los Angeles River in Cudahy on June 30 of the Clara Street crossing.


A LAUGHING GULL was at Dockwelier State Beach in El Segundo on July 1.  It was last seen flying south.


On July 1, two GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULLS were along the Los Angeles River in Maywood between the Atlantic and Slauson crossings.


Seven AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS were along the Los Angeles River at Willow Street in Long Beach through June 27.  Up to three NEOTROPIC CORMORANTS were below Willow Street from June 28-July 1.


At least one NORTHERN PARULA continued at Ernie Howlett Park in Rolling Hills Estates through July 2.  Sightings have been near the basketball and tennis courts.

The male HOODED WARBLER in Calabasas was reported through June 28.  From Malibu Canyon Road, go east three tenths of a mile to the Backbone Trail trailhead on your right.  The bird has been seen and heard about two hundred yards down the trail.  Note- look carefully for "no parking" signs; vehicles will be ticketed.  The safest course of action appears to be to park at Malibu Creek State Park and walk the two tenths of a mile to the Backbone Trail.  

A pair of SUMMER TANAGERS continued at Pearblossom Park in the Antelope Valley through June 28 north of the playground.


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Jon L Fisher

Glendale, CA

JonF60@...

 

 

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Re: Laughing Gull at Dockweiler Beach

Chris Dean
 

Hi,

The Laughing Gull flew off towards the Playa del Rey area. Also, I misspoke when I said male. I’m not sure of the bird’s gender.

Chris Dean
Silver Lake

On Jul 1, 2020, at 12:25 PM, Chris Dean via groups.io <chrisanndean=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi,

There is an adult male Laughing Gull at Dockweiler Beach - with gull flock between the 2nd and 3rd parking lots (near lifeguard station 50).

Chris Dean
Silver Lake



Laughing Gull at Dockweiler Beach

Chris Dean
 

Hi,

There is an adult male Laughing Gull at Dockweiler Beach - with gull flock between the 2nd and 3rd parking lots (near lifeguard station 50).

Chris Dean
Silver Lake


Seen hawks in your neighborhood? Help with study please

Katz, Nurit
 

Hi Birders,

 

We could use your help! We’re at the tail end (pun intended) of the fourth year of a nesting raptor project in LA through Friends of Griffith Park that covers east of the 405 Fwy, west of the 110, north of the 10 Fwy and into the San Fernando Valley and still looking for this seasons territories and nests. We would really appreciate any tips of areas where you have frequently seen hawks or owls (specific nests of course too), as well as other noticeable signs like significant white wash (droppings) under a tree. Red Shouldered Hawks and Red-tailed hawks have almost all fledged now, but you might have loud juveniles calling or visible in your neighborhood. Cooper’s Hawks are starting to fledge too and often audible or visible near by. If you think you might know the nest tree, tree species, GPS, and any observations of specific nest activity are also appreciated.

 

Some of my photos and videos of our raptors you can see as examples of juvenile appearance (and for your enjoyment): https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1fIOCh_C_-z5IaClxBJAbOCKseu9E3W4o?usp=sharing . Note these are taken with extraordinary 125x/3000mm zoom, we are careful not to disturb our nesting birds during observation.

 

Please don’t reply here or post to the listserv, nest locations are always kept private in the study, just text me at 818-384-9493 or email nkatz@.... Also as a note, I do transport in the LA area for a number of licensed wildlife rehabbers if you have a bird in distress or are uncertain about a fledgling, so save the cell phone number if you like.

 

The project lead is Dan Cooper, and you can find info on the survey here if you’d like more information or want to volunteer next year: https://www.friendsofgriffithpark.org/the-2020-raptor-survey-is-again-gearing-up/

 

Cheers,

Nurit

 

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Operations Section Chief

UCLA Emergency Operations Center

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