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Blackburnian and others continued today at HCP

Clark Snodgrass
 

The Blackburnian Warbler and others continued today on the western side of HCP off inlet drive at freshwater circle in the Eucs just of the road.  

Lots of warbler action with a Hermit warbler, yellow warblers, Townsends, and Wilsons also present

Link to Picts below (blackburnian pict from two days ago but has been present last three days)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/137464283@N06/50361853131/in/dateposted-public/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/137464283@N06/50362014582/in/dateposted-public/

Clark Snodgrass
Huntington Beach


Re: Dana Point Four Yellow Crowned Night Herons

DeeDee
 

Right now there are Two adult and two juvenile Yellow Crowned Night Heron’s hunting along the rocks for crabs on the island in the harbor. The juveniles are closer to the Nordhaven and the adults are spread out farther north along the canal.

DeeDee Gollwitzer

On Sep 17, 2020, at 10:20 PM, wagtail1997 <orcorba@...> wrote:

DeeDee reported that there were two Yellow-crowned Night-Herons at the Dana Point Harbor today. I emailed her privately as to the age of the birds, and what she saw and photographed were both adults. On September 9th I was at the Harbor, and found and photographed two immature Yellow-crowned Night-Herons on the floating dock just north of the Nordhaven Yacht Company location. I did not see any adults, although I looked long and hard in the trees in the area including the large tree on the traffic island and just saw Black-crowned birds. Where are these immatures coming from?

Joel

Joel Weintraub
Dana Point, CA

-----Original Message----- From: DeeDee via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:03 PM
To: OrangeCountyBirding@groups.io
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Dana Point Two Yellow Crowned Night Herons

There are Two Yellow Crowned Night Herons here. One is at the Nordhaven on the island. The other is across the street at the water line and the rocks nearby.

DeeDee Gollwitzer
Laguna Hills





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Saturday am birding at Mile Square Regional Park

Liga Auzins
 

Birders,

A Virginia’s Warbler was observed in the the Nature Area. It favored the SE corner where several birders observed it returning once an hour or so to the yellow flowered tree-bush by the wooden bench.
Don Hoechlin found a Brewer’s Sparrow in the same general area.
Carly, sorry no last name, and friends saw the continuing Northern Parula in the canopy of the tall eucs in the south side of the Desert Section.
To my knowledge, today there were no reports of the Blackpoll warbler near the north lake at the Euclid/ Edinger corner.

Tom Wurster and Liga Auzins Wurster
Garden Grove


Re: Green-tailed towhee

Trish G
 

What, no PHOTOS?



On Sat, Sep 19, 2020 at 8:37 AM Don Hoechlin via groups.io <Quixdimnd=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
A green-tailed Towhee is present in the nature center at mile square park near the sign that reads palm oasis by the dried up pond.
Don Hoechlin 
RMV


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Green-tailed towhee

Don Hoechlin
 

A green-tailed Towhee is present in the nature center at mile square park near the sign that reads palm oasis by the dried up pond.
Don Hoechlin 
RMV


Highlights of 9/18/20 Harriett Wieder Park Survey

Terry Hill
 

Highlights of our 9/18/20 Harriett M. Wieder Reg. Park survey include 1 Green-tailed Towhee on the path just below the playground at the Bolsa Chica end, 158 Red-Necked Phalaropes (150 in the Bolsa Chica cells below the helipad, and 8 in one of the cells below Seapoint and Garfield), 60 Wilson’s Phalaropes looking in the cells below the Overlook Drive area, and 10 Snowy Plovers.   We struck out on the other rarities recently reported.
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Huntington Beach


Re: Masked Booby continues 9/14 noon

Ryan Winkleman
 

As a follow-up to this, the Masked Booby was actually seen and photographed in flight over the water yesterday sometime in the morning but as far as I know that was the only appearance of the day.


On Fri, Sep 18, 2020, 9:18 AM Steve Sosensky <mobile@...> wrote:
I was there yesterday from 5:30 - 7:05 p.m. The Masked Booby was a no-show.

Good birding,
Steve Sosensky
818-522-5261
On Sep 17, 2020, at 5:29 PM, Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman@...> wrote:
Has anybody seen the Masked Booby in Laguna Beach today? I see one checklist in eBird, which was negative, but not sure if non-eBirders have found it or if others have tried and failed throughout the day and just not submitted checklists... 
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Rancho Santa Margarita

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Rancho Santa Margarita


Re: Masked Booby continues 9/14 noon

Steve Sosensky
 

I was there yesterday from 5:30 - 7:05 p.m. The Masked Booby was a no-show.

Good birding,
Steve Sosensky
818-522-5261
mobile@...

On Sep 17, 2020, at 5:29 PM, Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman@...> wrote:
Has anybody seen the Masked Booby in Laguna Beach today? I see one checklist in eBird, which was negative, but not sure if non-eBirders have found it or if others have tried and failed throughout the day and just not submitted checklists... 
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Rancho Santa Margarita


Blackburnian Warbler and Yellow-headed Blackbird at Central Park - West

Steve Neely
 

Thank you to the group of birders who pointed out the continuing Blackburnian Warbler at Central Park West yesterday morning – the bird was in the vicinity of Inlet Drive and Freshwater Circle from at least 9:00-10:15 am. While walking around the lake at approximately 8:10 am, I saw and photographed an apparent female Yellow-headed Blackbird mixed in with a small flock of Red-winged Blackbirds on the roof of a house across the street from the park, on the corner of Inlet Drive and Westlake Circle. The flock flew south across the lake, but despite two trips around the lake, I was not able to relocate the bird.

 

Photos on Flickr : https://www.flickr.com/photos/146715258@N05/albums/72157716015179458

 

Steve Neely

Garden Grove, CA


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Re: Dana Point Two Yellow Crowned Night Herons

wagtail1997
 

DeeDee reported that there were two Yellow-crowned Night-Herons at the Dana Point Harbor today. I emailed her privately as to the age of the birds, and what she saw and photographed were both adults. On September 9th I was at the Harbor, and found and photographed two immature Yellow-crowned Night-Herons on the floating dock just north of the Nordhaven Yacht Company location. I did not see any adults, although I looked long and hard in the trees in the area including the large tree on the traffic island and just saw Black-crowned birds. Where are these immatures coming from?

Joel

Joel Weintraub
Dana Point, CA

-----Original Message-----
From: DeeDee via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:03 PM
To: OrangeCountyBirding@groups.io
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Dana Point Two Yellow Crowned Night Herons

There are Two Yellow Crowned Night Herons here. One is at the Nordhaven on the island. The other is across the street at the water line and the rocks nearby.

DeeDee Gollwitzer
Laguna Hills





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Masked Booby

Ron Grabyan
 

I, and about 6 other birders, were at crescent Bay Park today from 1:30 to 4:30 pm....the Masked Booby was a “no show” during this time.
Ron Grabyan
Irvine

Sent from my iPhone,
Ron Grabyan


Re: Masked Booby continues 9/14 noon

Gisele Schoene
 

 
I am at Crescent Bay now and I can not see the masked booby.

Gisele Schoene
Costa Mesa


From: OrangeCountyBirding@groups.io <OrangeCountyBirding@groups.io> on behalf of Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:03:13 PM
To: OrangeCountyBirding@groups.io <OrangeCountyBirding@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Masked Booby continues 9/14 noon
 
Has anybody seen the Masked Booby in Laguna Beach today? I see one checklist in eBird, which was negative, but not sure if non-eBirders have found it or if others have tried and failed throughout the day and just not submitted checklists... 
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Rancho Santa Margarita


Re: Masked Booby continues 9/14 noon

Ryan Winkleman
 

Has anybody seen the Masked Booby in Laguna Beach today? I see one checklist in eBird, which was negative, but not sure if non-eBirders have found it or if others have tried and failed throughout the day and just not submitted checklists... 
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Ryan Winkleman
Rancho Santa Margarita


Dana Point Two Yellow Crowned Night Herons

DeeDee
 

There are Two Yellow Crowned Night Herons here. One is at the Nordhaven on the island. The other is across the street at the water line and the rocks nearby.

DeeDee Gollwitzer
Laguna Hills


Orange County RBA: September 17, 2020

Jeff Bray
 

RBA

* California
* Orange County
* September 17, 2020
* CAOC20.09.17

This is the Orange County, CA weekly Rare Bird Alert (RBA) and local events summary. California Bird Records Committee (CBRC) review species are capitalized and marked with asterisks below. All documentation of review species should be forwarded to the CBRC secretary, Tom Benson, at secretary@....

BIRDS MENTIONED

Ruff
Baird’s Sandpiper
*MASKED BOOBY*
Little Blue Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Swainson’s Hawk
Dusky Flycatcher
Bank Swallow
Brewer’s Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Green-tailed Towhee
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Northern Waterthrush
Tennessee Warbler
Lucy’s Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Blackburnian Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler

A RUFF continued in the Santa Ana River in Anaheim through September 16 near Imperial Highway.

At least two BAIRD’S SANDPIPERS continued in Peters Canyon Creek behind Harvard Community Park in Irvine through September 16. A flock of six were documented on the Santa Ana River in Anaheim on September 11, with four still present on September 14. 

A *MASKED BOOBY* was found off the point of Crescent Bay Point Park in Laguna Niguel on September 13. It’s been seen every day since, through September 16, sitting on the left most rock off the point. Because this is a CBRC review species, please email documentation to Tom Benson at secretary@....

A juvenile LITTLE BLUE HERON was found along San Diego Creek in Irvine between Main and Alton on September 15 and continued through September 16.

YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were at Bolsa Chica Wetlands in Huntington Beach through September 16. Another juvenile bird was reported from Talbert Marsh in Huntington Beach on September 11 and one more from Newport Back Bay on September 10.

A SWAINSON’S HAWK was photographed flying over the San Diego Creek in Irvine on September 16. 

A BANK SWALLOW was at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine from September 12 through September 13.

BREWER’S SPARROWS were documented at four locations this week, including the Northwest Open Space in San Juan Capistrano on September 11, Moulton Meadows Park in Laguna Beach on September 14, Harriett Wieder Regional Park in Huntington Beach from September 11 through September 14 and a continuing bird at O’Neill Regional Park in Rancho Santa Margarita on September 16. 

A BLACK-THROATED SPARROW was at Bolsa Chica Wetlands in Huntington Beach on September 12. Another bird was at Harriett Wieder Regional Park in Huntington Beach from September 9 through September 15.

A VESPER SPARROW was at Harriett Wieder Regional Park in Huntington Beach on September 16.

A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was at Huntington Central Park in Huntington Beach on September 12. Another bird was at Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley from September 11 through September 12. 

A YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine on September 12. Another bird was seen along the Santa Ana River in Anaheim on September 11. 

A NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was at Huntington Central Park in Huntington Beach through September 11 in "the island."

A TENNESSEE WARBLER was at Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley from September 12 to September 13.

A LUCY’S WARBLER continued in the Nature Center of Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley through September 13. Another bird was found at Gilman Park in Fullerton on September 13. 

An AMERICAN REDSTART was at Gilman Park in Fullerton from September 13 through September 15. Another bird was at Pinecrest Park in Mission Viejo on September 12 through September 13. Yet another bird was seen at Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley on September 10 in the Nature Center.

A NORTHERN PARULA continued at Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley through September 13 in the Nature Center.

A BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER was found at Huntington Central Park (West) in Huntington Beach on September 16. 

A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was at Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley from September 12 through September 14.


LOCAL EVENTS

All Sea and Sage Audubon sponsored field trips have been canceled until further notice due to cautionary measures regarding the coronavirus.

BIRDING WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES

Sylvia Gallagher will be hosting the introductory visual workshop Birds of Southern California this fall from October to December. You can find out more information here: https://www.seaandsageaudubon.org/Classes/BirdsOfSoCA.pdf

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The Orange County RBA and events summary is produced weekly by Ryan Winkleman and Jeff Bray in collaboration with Doug Willick. Sightings of rare birds can be posted to the OrangeCountyBirding listserv, emailed directly to Jeff Bray (jbray3928@...) and/or Ryan Winkleman (rswinkleman@...), and/or submitted to eBird (http://ebird.org/content/ebird). Any supporting details (descriptions, photos, audio recordings, etc.) of rare sightings that are not already disclosed on the listserv or on eBird should also be emailed to Ryan Winkleman separately for consideration to be mentioned in the current quarterly report for North American Birds.

Those sightings that are included in this summary generally include those that are considered rare (regionally or seasonally) for Orange County based on "The Birds of Orange County: Status and Distribution" (Hamilton and Willick), "Birds of Southern California" (Garrett and Dunn), and/or more contemporary changes in local or regional status and distribution. Rarities that regularly or seasonally occur at a particular location, such as annually wintering rarities on Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge, may or may not be included in this digest, but reports of these same species occurring at other, atypical locations throughout the county may be included. We don't include hybrids, subspecies, introduced or exotic birds, or in most cases and for no real reason, geese. All bird reports are vetted to the extent possible prior to each publication, but in the interest of sharing information, the accuracy of any given report cannot always be guaranteed, nor can the presence of any given bird for those who choose to chase after them.

Information on upcoming local events is taken largely from the Sea and Sage Audubon website (http://www.seaandsageaudubon.org/). Sea and Sage Audubon is based out of the Audubon House at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine. They sponsor a number of public field trips, special birding events, conservation lectures, and social gatherings throughout the year. Information regarding upcoming local events should be considered accurate at the time of this posting. However, for the most current information please refer to the field trip list on the Sea and Sage Audubon website at http://www.seaandsageaudubon.org/FieldTrips/FieldTripSchedule.html. It is also recommended that you refer to that website immediately prior to engaging in any field trip to confirm that trips are still occurring. If you know of additional upcoming events that are not sponsored directly by Sea and Sage Audubon, please email Ryan Winkleman and/or Jeff Bray for inclusion. #RBA


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Blackburnian Warbler.

Don Hoechlin
 

The Blackburnian Warbler continues at HCP WEST in the eucalyptuses that line Inlet St and are near where Freshwater intersects Inlet. Bird is active at mid to low level while I saw it. Photos on Flickr : https://www.flickr.com/photos/46984141@N04/shares/55j8Z7
Don Hoechlin
RMV


Blackburnian Warbler

Roger Schoedl
 

Found a BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER on my morning walk at Huntington Central Park. It was in eucs along Inlet Drive east of the Henry Kaufman bench.

Roger Schoedl
Huntington Beach


BTSP

Don Hoechlin
 

 Sorry I forgot to say the Black-throated Sparrow was at Harriet-Wieder RP. 
Don Hoechlin
RMV


Re: Black-throated Sparrow

Ryan Winkleman
 

For those curious where this post is referring to, it's at Harriett Wieder Regional Park in Huntington Beach. 

I would strongly encourage all users who post updates about continuing birds to post the locations as well and to not assume that all listserv members use eBird or receive eBird alerts. This has particularly been a problem the last couple weeks.

On Tue, Sep 15, 2020, 6:01 PM Don Hoechlin via groups.io <Quixdimnd=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Sorry to post so late but phone died and charger didn’t work. The Black -throated Sparrow was very cooperative once it was found. Flew up from the ground and perched for 20 minutes and then went back down to the ground. Found on the pipe path about 100 yds from the ditch on the shrub next to the path. Photos on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/46984141@N04/shares/7Qrjr4

Don Hoechlin 
RMV


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Rancho Santa Margarita


Black-throated Sparrow

Don Hoechlin
 

Sorry to post so late but phone died and charger didn’t work. The Black -throated Sparrow was very cooperative once it was found. Flew up from the ground and perched for 20 minutes and then went back down to the ground. Found on the pipe path about 100 yds from the ditch on the shrub next to the path. Photos on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/46984141@N04/shares/7Qrjr4

Don Hoechlin 
RMV