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“Dusk Patrol” Canada Geese count

Terry Hill
 

I did a “dusk patrol” count this evening of Canada Geese from Bolsa Chica St. and Robinwood, one of the entries to my tract.  I have seen them taking off at dusk from the channel along Bolsa Chica St. or leaving the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station, and heading in the direction of Huntington Central Park, most likely to spend the night on Huntington Lake.  Since it was so nice tonight, I decided it was a good evening to try for a count.  I got to the intersection and started my count at 5:01 and stayed for 28 minutes.  Immediately after I started, I saw some large flocks of the geese coming over.  I was able to count a group of 50 and do some estimating of them at first using that as a reference, then after it slowed, counting them individually as they flew over in smaller groups.  They came from a long way across the refuge and all heading in the same direction.  This evening, there seemed to be some geese in the channel (saw some fly in to the channel), but only a few left from there).  My total was 628 Canada Geese.  The only problem with that location is the noise from all the vehicle traffic going by on Bolsa Chica Street.  
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Terry Hill
Huntington Beach

Chaseable Red-footed Booby - Newport Beach present midday today, Nov 17

heimdonna
 

  I scoped the booby from about 12 Noon to 12:30, and took distant pictures from the beach at Corona Del Mar, but lighting wasn't good for bill color - too bright and misty.  I hope to return another morning  this week since light at 10 am or so probably would have been better. A few beachgoers were hopping up on the jetty rocks and walking out toward the end to fish while the bird was there.
Donna Heim
Huntington Beach

Good raptor spot: Upper Newport Bay--Eastbluff Dr.

@fantic
 

Hi, just wanted to report a good raptor spot. Visited like 3 times in the morning before college tennis tournament start each day last week. At Vista point(entrance to Eastbluff) you can watch at least 5 raptors. Plus Osprey a bit further down before the first overlook(0.25 miles?), that's 6. Vulture, Red-tailed, Harrier, Osprey, White-tailed Kite, Kestrel.
At high tide shorebirds forage at the flooded field right next to you. Tallied about 60 species.

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L982904

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Yonghee Lee
Pasadena, CA

ovenbird

James Pike
 

The Ovenbird has returned for another winter to Golden West College in Huntington Beach. It again pished into the trees above the dirt berm at the NW end of the amphitheater in the NE quadrant of the campus. Whereas last year I was eventually able to track down the loud TCHOOP calls and get a look at the bird, it remained unseen for me this time around. If anyone gets some photos of this bird, please share them with the group.  

Jim Pike
HB 

Re: Tricolored heron

Trish G
 

I'm not sure. Bird was messy looking. Not clean white throat. I'll send you pics when I get home.


On Sun, Nov 17, 2019, 10:43 AM James Pike <jimpike444@...> wrote:
Trish,

Is it an adult, as the recent Bolsa Chica bird to be?

Jim Pike
HB

On Sun, Nov 17, 2019 at 10:28 AM Trish G <trishrg62@...> wrote:
This bird continues this morning about 100yds NE of the Osprey platform at Back Bay Science Center.

On Sat, Nov 16, 2019, 11:36 AM MARK KINCHELOE <kinch824@...> wrote:
Tricolored Heron is in the marsh behind the Osprey nesting platform at Back Bay Science Center.

Will send pics later.

Mark Kincheloe
Fountain Valley

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Trish Gussler, Anaheim
https://www.flickr.com/photos/trishrg/


Re: Tricolored heron

Ryan Winkleman
 

Jim,

Based on the photos Mark took, it's definitely a different bird from the Bolsa one, although it could be the same one that was at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary on 15 Oct since it has been at Upper Newport Bay for several weeks.


On Sun, Nov 17, 2019, 10:43 AM James Pike <jimpike444@...> wrote:
Trish,

Is it an adult, as the recent Bolsa Chica bird to be?

Jim Pike
HB

On Sun, Nov 17, 2019 at 10:28 AM Trish G <trishrg62@...> wrote:
This bird continues this morning about 100yds NE of the Osprey platform at Back Bay Science Center.

On Sat, Nov 16, 2019, 11:36 AM MARK KINCHELOE <kinch824@...> wrote:
Tricolored Heron is in the marsh behind the Osprey nesting platform at Back Bay Science Center.

Will send pics later.

Mark Kincheloe
Fountain Valley

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Trish Gussler, Anaheim
https://www.flickr.com/photos/trishrg/


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Ryan Winkleman
Rancho Santa Margarita

Re: Tricolored heron

James Pike
 

Trish,

Is it an adult, as the recent Bolsa Chica bird to be?

Jim Pike
HB

On Sun, Nov 17, 2019 at 10:28 AM Trish G <trishrg62@...> wrote:
This bird continues this morning about 100yds NE of the Osprey platform at Back Bay Science Center.

On Sat, Nov 16, 2019, 11:36 AM MARK KINCHELOE <kinch824@...> wrote:
Tricolored Heron is in the marsh behind the Osprey nesting platform at Back Bay Science Center.

Will send pics later.

Mark Kincheloe
Fountain Valley

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Trish Gussler, Anaheim
https://www.flickr.com/photos/trishrg/

Re: Tricolored heron

Trish G
 

This bird continues this morning about 100yds NE of the Osprey platform at Back Bay Science Center.


On Sat, Nov 16, 2019, 11:36 AM MARK KINCHELOE <kinch824@...> wrote:
Tricolored Heron is in the marsh behind the Osprey nesting platform at Back Bay Science Center.

Will send pics later.

Mark Kincheloe
Fountain Valley


Re: Chaseable Red-footed Booby - Newport Beach

Matthew Schmahl
 

Hi, Tom.

It's at the Newport Harbor jetties, accessible from the Corona del Mar beach. 

Matt Schmahl, 
Yorba Linda

On Sun, Nov 17, 2019, 9:52 AM T.G. Miko <tgmiko@...> wrote:
Hi
I have been searching but do not see the original email on this topic. Where is this RF Boob?
Tom

Thomas Geza Miko
Claremont, LA County
909.241.3300
"Nobody knows what it is, which is what makes it cool." --The Industrial Design Guy

On Sun, Nov 17, 2019, 9:46 AM Matthew Schmahl <twschmahl@...> wrote:
The booby is present on the east jetty, visible from the beach as of 9:45. Scope not completely necessary but definitely helpful. The lighting is getting better as the sun gets higher. I missed him with his head down on my first couple of scans. 

Matt Schmahl,
Yorba Linda

Re: Chaseable Red-footed Booby - Newport Beach

tgmiko@gmail.com
 

Hi
I have been searching but do not see the original email on this topic. Where is this RF Boob?
Tom

Thomas Geza Miko
Claremont, LA County
909.241.3300
"Nobody knows what it is, which is what makes it cool." --The Industrial Design Guy


On Sun, Nov 17, 2019, 9:46 AM Matthew Schmahl <twschmahl@...> wrote:
The booby is present on the east jetty, visible from the beach as of 9:45. Scope not completely necessary but definitely helpful. The lighting is getting better as the sun gets higher. I missed him with his head down on my first couple of scans. 

Matt Schmahl,
Yorba Linda

Re: Chaseable Red-footed Booby - Newport Beach

Matthew Schmahl
 

The booby is present on the east jetty, visible from the beach as of 9:45. Scope not completely necessary but definitely helpful. The lighting is getting better as the sun gets higher. I missed him with his head down on my first couple of scans. 

Matt Schmahl,
Yorba Linda

Painted Redstart Continued at MSRP Saturday afternoon

condor262001
 

I arrived at Mile Square Regional Park just before 1 PM at the location described by Jim Pike in his 11/14 post. Fortunately at 1 PM the soccer game, that Trish alluded to in her earlier post, ended which also eliminated the possibility of being hit by shots that missed the goal. The Painted Redstart appeared in the upper portion of the relatively open Eucalyptus around 100, 120, and 140 PM. Two of the times it flew in from the left and exited towards the right. It stayed about a minute. I left around 2PM. A few shots can be found at

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/25876581@N00/

 

Jim Hecht

Hermosa Beach CA

Snow Goose near Bolsa Chica

vicleipzig
 

Today at noon I had an immature Snow Goose at one of two small artificial ponds at the southwest corner of the Parkside Estates project within the general area of Bolsa Chica.  These ponds are accessed by a public access trail leading south from a small public park at the west end of Rivergate Drive which begins at Graham Street just south of Warner Avenue.  There was a flock of about 20 Horned Larks circling overhead also.

Victor Leipzig
Huntington Beach CA 

Re: Chaseable Red-footed Booby - Newport Beach

Mark Girardeau
 

Here’s a photo of the booby. Located 2/3 down the South Jetty from corona Del Mar beach


-Mark Girardeau
Mission Viejo, CA


On Saturday, November 16, 2019, 02:53:10 PM PST, Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman@...> wrote:


33.5903040, -117.8774680

Off the top of my head I'm reasonably sure this is the first actual stakeout for this species in Orange County, assuming the bird stays where it is. Whomever would still like it for a county bird, this may be your best chance...

On Sat, Nov 16, 2019, 2:42 PM Robinson Baker <robinsonbaker@...> wrote:
Hi Ryan,
Can you supply coordinates for this location?

Thanks,
Rob 
Glendale, CA

Sent from my phone

On Nov 16, 2019, at 2:39 PM, Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman@...> wrote:


Mark Girardeau reports a Red-footed Booby resting on the jetty in Newport Harbor. 

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Ryan Winkleman
Rancho Santa Margarita

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Ryan Winkleman
Rancho Santa Margarita

Re: Chaseable Red-footed Booby - Newport Beach

Ryan Winkleman
 

33.5903040, -117.8774680

Off the top of my head I'm reasonably sure this is the first actual stakeout for this species in Orange County, assuming the bird stays where it is. Whomever would still like it for a county bird, this may be your best chance...

On Sat, Nov 16, 2019, 2:42 PM Robinson Baker <robinsonbaker@...> wrote:
Hi Ryan,
Can you supply coordinates for this location?

Thanks,
Rob 
Glendale, CA

Sent from my phone

On Nov 16, 2019, at 2:39 PM, Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman@...> wrote:


Mark Girardeau reports a Red-footed Booby resting on the jetty in Newport Harbor. 

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Ryan Winkleman
Rancho Santa Margarita

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Ryan Winkleman
Rancho Santa Margarita

Re: Chaseable Red-footed Booby - Newport Beach

robinson74
 

Hi Ryan,
Can you supply coordinates for this location?

Thanks,
Rob 
Glendale, CA

Sent from my phone

On Nov 16, 2019, at 2:39 PM, Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman@...> wrote:


Mark Girardeau reports a Red-footed Booby resting on the jetty in Newport Harbor. 

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Ryan Winkleman
Rancho Santa Margarita

Re: Chaseable Red-footed Booby - Newport Beach

Ryan Winkleman
 

I received more specific information, the bird was photographed on the jetty extending down from the Corona del Mar paid parking lot, about 2/3 of the way out toward the ocean.


On Sat, Nov 16, 2019, 2:39 PM Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman@...> wrote:
Mark Girardeau reports a Red-footed Booby resting on the jetty in Newport Harbor. 

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Ryan Winkleman
Rancho Santa Margarita

Chaseable Red-footed Booby - Newport Beach

Ryan Winkleman
 

Mark Girardeau reports a Red-footed Booby resting on the jetty in Newport Harbor. 

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Ryan Winkleman
Rancho Santa Margarita

Zone-Tailed Hawk at RSM Ford

Loren Wright
 

Continuing. Seen first by another birder at 1:52. Stayed soaring over the east end of the dealership/241 for around 5 minutes before going south out of view.

Loren Wright
Cypress

Tricolored heron

MARK KINCHELOE
 

Tricolored Heron is in the marsh behind the Osprey nesting platform at Back Bay Science Center.

Will send pics later.

Mark Kincheloe
Fountain Valley