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Re: Possible Dusky-capped Flycatcher at San Joaquin Marsh

Ryan Winkleman
 

Additional photos supplied to me by Christine show that this bird was in fact a Dusky-capped Flycatcher. To my knowledge it was not refound today by those looking for it.


On Mon, Dec 2, 2019, 9:31 AM James Pike <jimpike444@...> wrote:
I agree that the bird isn't an Ash-throated Flycatcher (eg, rufous secondaries), but I'm not sure that a Dusky-capped (or better) would stay for long in that area near Audubon House. Plus, there is a lot of habitat worthy of roaming in all directions. In any event, it would be great to see the original photos, and the record should be submitted to the CBRC as a Dusky-capped (or better). 

Jim Pike
HB    

On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 7:13 AM Jeff Bray <jbray4913@...> wrote:
An eBird list was submitted by Christine Jacobs yesterday with an Ash-throated Flycatcher photographed. (https://ebird.org/checklist/S61904087

The local reviewers feel that this bird could likely be a Dusky-capped Flycatcher, but better photos and possibly audio recordings are needed to confirm. If anyone feels like going on an adventure at the marsh today, please look for and listen out for this bird. It was reported near the Audubon house. 

**please note there is also a Phainopepla that has been near that location as well, so make sure to study up on the plaintiff whistle calls of the Dusky-capped so you're not confused with the Phainopepla calls.  

Cheers!


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Jeff Bray
Irvine, CA


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Ryan Winkleman
Rancho Santa Margarita

palm warbler

James Pike
 

After an unconscionable period of dawdling, I finally went to Mile Square Park to seek a rare flycatcher. As I received secondhand information (hearsay, no less!!!) that the Dusky-capped Flycatcher was recently present on the Big Island, I spent some time this afternoon whistling and pishing my way around the NE corner of the park. Alas, I must mournfully report that I did not encounter said species, but I did find a Palm Warbler and Yellow Warbler in the sycamore just north of the island. When I left, the Palm was feeding in the nearby white-flowering eucalyptus, and the Yellow flew to the island, a spot which seems to have a wintering Yellow nearly every year. Pics of these birds and the recent adult Black-and-White Warbler at WMP are at the link below: 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/qTMFxqUcKY43iMkV7

Jim Pike
HB

Re: Possible Dusky-capped Flycatcher a

Joseph Bove
 


Dusky-capped is currently on outfield fence of Ballpark #4.

On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 9:31 AM, James Pike
<jimpike444@...> wrote:
I agree that the bird isn't an Ash-throated Flycatcher (eg, rufous secondaries), but I'm not sure that a Dusky-capped (or better) would stay for long in that area near Audubon House. Plus, there is a lot of habitat worthy of roaming in all directions. In any event, it would be great to see the original photos, and the record should be submitted to the CBRC as a Dusky-capped (or better). 

Jim Pike
HB    

On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 7:13 AM Jeff Bray <jbray4913@...> wrote:
An eBird list was submitted by Christine Jacobs yesterday with an Ash-throated Flycatcher photographed. (https://ebird.org/checklist/S61904087

The local reviewers feel that this bird could likely be a Dusky-capped Flycatcher, but better photos and possibly audio recordings are needed to confirm. If anyone feels like going on an adventure at the marsh today, please look for and listen out for this bird. It was reported near the Audubon house. 

**please note there is also a Phainopepla that has been near that location as well, so make sure to study up on the plaintiff whistle calls of the Dusky-capped so you're not confused with the Phainopepla calls.  

Cheers!


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Jeff Bray
Irvine, CA

Red-footed Booby

Don Hoechlin
 

Still present on short jetty at Corona Del Mar SB. Photos on Flickr : https://www.flickr.com/photos/46984141@N04/shares/1J1U8M
Don Hoechlin.      RMV

Re: Red-footed Booby

Tom Harrison
 

Thanks to Pete Gordon. The Red-footed Booby continues today on the jetty. Easily scopable from beach side of Corona Del Mar jetty. 

Thanks, too, to Tom Wurster for going out of his way to drive over to alert a group of us at Mile Square that he had re-found the Greater Pewee by Ballfield 3 (not by red fence).  

Thankful for birders helping birders!

Tom Harrison
San Clemente


On Dec 1, 2019, at 3:02 PM, Pete Gordon <peterandmiko@...> wrote:


Good afternoon

The Red-footed Booby is on the Newport Harbor small jetty. Arrived about 2:40 pm. About 100 yards in from the end on the channel side.

Pete Gordon
Foothill Ranch 

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Pete Gordon
Foothill Ranch, CA

 

Greater Pewee - 12/2/19

Ryan Winkleman
 

The Greater Pewee continues at Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley in a large eucalyptus at 33.7216673, -117.9407490 at 0945. Thanks to Tom Wurster for initially refinding it this morning. It is being very vocal.

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Ryan Winkleman
Rancho Santa Margarita

Re: Possible Dusky-capped Flycatcher at San Joaquin Marsh

James Pike
 

I agree that the bird isn't an Ash-throated Flycatcher (eg, rufous secondaries), but I'm not sure that a Dusky-capped (or better) would stay for long in that area near Audubon House. Plus, there is a lot of habitat worthy of roaming in all directions. In any event, it would be great to see the original photos, and the record should be submitted to the CBRC as a Dusky-capped (or better). 

Jim Pike
HB    

On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 7:13 AM Jeff Bray <jbray4913@...> wrote:
An eBird list was submitted by Christine Jacobs yesterday with an Ash-throated Flycatcher photographed. (https://ebird.org/checklist/S61904087

The local reviewers feel that this bird could likely be a Dusky-capped Flycatcher, but better photos and possibly audio recordings are needed to confirm. If anyone feels like going on an adventure at the marsh today, please look for and listen out for this bird. It was reported near the Audubon house. 

**please note there is also a Phainopepla that has been near that location as well, so make sure to study up on the plaintiff whistle calls of the Dusky-capped so you're not confused with the Phainopepla calls.  

Cheers!


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Jeff Bray
Irvine, CA

Possible Dusky-capped Flycatcher at San Joaquin Marsh

Jeff Bray
 

An eBird list was submitted by Christine Jacobs yesterday with an Ash-throated Flycatcher photographed. (https://ebird.org/checklist/S61904087

The local reviewers feel that this bird could likely be a Dusky-capped Flycatcher, but better photos and possibly audio recordings are needed to confirm. If anyone feels like going on an adventure at the marsh today, please look for and listen out for this bird. It was reported near the Audubon house. 

**please note there is also a Phainopepla that has been near that location as well, so make sure to study up on the plaintiff whistle calls of the Dusky-capped so you're not confused with the Phainopepla calls.  

Cheers!


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Jeff Bray
Irvine, CA

Ebird report of Dusky-capped Flycatcher

Trish G
 

Birders,

For those of you who do not subscribe to Ebird, I woke this morning to find in my daily rare bird alert, a report from Tom Miko of Dusky-capped Flycatcher at Mile Square park. If anyone is around the park today, I have linked a copy of his checklist to share with others if you need something to chase.

Jim Pike did report seeing this species about 10 days ago, so maybe it's wintering very secretively.  
I also know Tom very very very often posts RFI's for bird info., so I was a little surprised he was not as quick to share this info. and details with others. 
Happy birding. And of course, If anyone does find this bird, please share to the group.


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

A few comments on Sundays Greater Pewee Observations at Mile Square Regional Park

condor262001
 

A few comments on the observations of the Greater Pewee today at Mile Square Park.

Clearly many have seen the bird over the past two days helped I am sure by the posts at this site.

I arrived early (730 AM per Jeff’s suggestion in his post) and the bird was at its 

apparent usual location near the maintenance yard (on the chain link fence).

Steve Morris came by and the bird flew into some nearby pines where it stayed for about 1/2 an hour before flying back towards the yard. The most interesting  behavior was its taking food from the bark, and its chasing of a Phoebe in a possble territorial dispute as recounted by Steve in his ebird post. Many good pictures were obtained by many observers. I put some of mine (no Phoebe chase but some bug eating) plus a movie on my Flickr page

 

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

 

Jim Hecht

 

Hermosa  Beach CA

 

For lack of reports (lol) on the Greater Pewee

Tsuru
 

Myself and Carl Jackson and another young fellow all had the Greater Pewee at

GPS:  33.716856, -117.941746

in Mile Square Park, Fountain Valley during the period of 1:30 pm to past 2:00 pm

This is the southern most - western most parking lot at Mile Square Park bordering along Warner Avenue in the overall south east quadrant of Mile Square.

A large very full pine at the eastern edge of this east-west parking lot is where it spent a great deal of time, but a Black Phoebe and the Pewee couldn't just get along so it would fly westward to a sycamore and then further west to an Eucalyptus tree.

This parking lot is also within visual of the prior mentioned "red fence" which you can clearly see standing along this parking area.

Been working thru images and just a couple are up on my website thus far but by the end of day will be completed.
Great Birding,

Monte Taylor (蒙特·泰勒)
Tustin Ranch, CA
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900+ Species of Birds Photographed in the ABA (American Birding Association)

Red-footed Booby

Pete Gordon
 

Good afternoon

The Red-footed Booby is on the Newport Harbor small jetty. Arrived about 2:40 pm. About 100 yards in from the end on the channel side.

Pete Gordon
Foothill Ranch 

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Pete Gordon
Foothill Ranch, CA

 

photos of 3 sapsucker species Irvine Reg Park:

tgmiko@gmail.com
 

https://ebird.org/checklist/S61876835  

Thomas Geza Miko
Claremont, Los Angeles County, California
909.241.3300

Re: Greater Pewee Still Present at Mile Square as of 3:20 p.m.

James Bailey
 

The bird just returned to the regular spot as of 12:10. This is the spot near the red fence. 
(33.7166767, -117.9429880)

James Bailey

On Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 12:14 PM, Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman@...> wrote:
I would suggest that those who are currently at Mile Square Regional Park be cautious with being satisfied by heard-only detections of this bird, given the possibility of birders playing tapes to find it. If there is anybody left who hasn't already found this bird and is going to look tomorrow, I'll at least be there around 0930 or so...

On Sun, Dec 1, 2019, 12:02 PM James Bailey <rivierastarsong@...> wrote:
The greater pewee was heard clearly by some roughly around 11am, in the pines around the parking lot adjacent to ball field 3 and restroom block 4.

However I’m not aware of any sight records since around 8am, where I hear it was seen at the “typical spot”, about 600 ft SW of ball field 3. These are two distinct locations for those still not sure.

James Bailey

On Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 7:59 AM, Ron Grabyan <rgrabyan@...> wrote:
Found again...7:45 am near red fence... same location as Jeff’s.
Ron Grabyan with Jim Hecht

,
Ron Grabyan

On Nov 30, 2019, at 3:53 PM, Terry Hill <terrynjohn@...> wrote:

I refound the Greater Pewee at Mile Square Park at about 2:50 p.m. today in its last reported location:  It was in the pine trees by the fence of ball field #3 across the street from picnic table #4.  There were no other birders present, but I was able to find it by its loud vocalizations and the pine trees previously mentioned.  It was still there when I left at 3:20 p.m.
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Terry Hill
Huntington Beach


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Ryan Winkleman
Rancho Santa Margarita

Re: Greater Pewee Still Present at Mile Square as of 3:20 p.m.

Ryan Winkleman
 

I would suggest that those who are currently at Mile Square Regional Park be cautious with being satisfied by heard-only detections of this bird, given the possibility of birders playing tapes to find it. If there is anybody left who hasn't already found this bird and is going to look tomorrow, I'll at least be there around 0930 or so...


On Sun, Dec 1, 2019, 12:02 PM James Bailey <rivierastarsong@...> wrote:
The greater pewee was heard clearly by some roughly around 11am, in the pines around the parking lot adjacent to ball field 3 and restroom block 4.

However I’m not aware of any sight records since around 8am, where I hear it was seen at the “typical spot”, about 600 ft SW of ball field 3. These are two distinct locations for those still not sure.

James Bailey

On Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 7:59 AM, Ron Grabyan <rgrabyan@...> wrote:
Found again...7:45 am near red fence... same location as Jeff’s.
Ron Grabyan with Jim Hecht

,
Ron Grabyan

On Nov 30, 2019, at 3:53 PM, Terry Hill <terrynjohn@...> wrote:

I refound the Greater Pewee at Mile Square Park at about 2:50 p.m. today in its last reported location:  It was in the pine trees by the fence of ball field #3 across the street from picnic table #4.  There were no other birders present, but I was able to find it by its loud vocalizations and the pine trees previously mentioned.  It was still there when I left at 3:20 p.m.
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Terry Hill
Huntington Beach


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Ryan Winkleman
Rancho Santa Margarita

Re: Greater Pewee Still Present at Mile Square as of 3:20 p.m.

James Bailey
 

The greater pewee was heard clearly by some roughly around 11am, in the pines around the parking lot adjacent to ball field 3 and restroom block 4.

However I’m not aware of any sight records since around 8am, where I hear it was seen at the “typical spot”, about 600 ft SW of ball field 3. These are two distinct locations for those still not sure.

James Bailey

On Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 7:59 AM, Ron Grabyan <rgrabyan@...> wrote:
Found again...7:45 am near red fence... same location as Jeff’s.
Ron Grabyan with Jim Hecht

,
Ron Grabyan

On Nov 30, 2019, at 3:53 PM, Terry Hill <terrynjohn@...> wrote:

I refound the Greater Pewee at Mile Square Park at about 2:50 p.m. today in its last reported location:  It was in the pine trees by the fence of ball field #3 across the street from picnic table #4.  There were no other birders present, but I was able to find it by its loud vocalizations and the pine trees previously mentioned.  It was still there when I left at 3:20 p.m.
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Terry Hill
Huntington Beach

Re: Greater Pewee Still Present at Mile Square as of 3:20 p.m.

Ron Grabyan
 

Found again...7:45 am near red fence... same location as Jeff’s.
Ron Grabyan with Jim Hecht

,
Ron Grabyan

On Nov 30, 2019, at 3:53 PM, Terry Hill <terrynjohn@...> wrote:

I refound the Greater Pewee at Mile Square Park at about 2:50 p.m. today in its last reported location:  It was in the pine trees by the fence of ball field #3 across the street from picnic table #4.  There were no other birders present, but I was able to find it by its loud vocalizations and the pine trees previously mentioned.  It was still there when I left at 3:20 p.m.
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Terry Hill
Huntington Beach

Fall 2019 North American Birds

Ryan Winkleman
 

Birders, photographers, or whatever,

The official Fall 2019 reporting period for North American Birds has ended and over the next few weeks I'll be wrapping up my draft of Orange County's quarterly report. I primarily use eBird, this listserv, and our own weekly rare bird alerts to do so. If you have additional information about a rare bird (start or stop dates, location, etc.) that has not been previously publicized, please let me know. Additionally, if you noticed any odd trends in bird status and distribution this fall or building over time, please let me know. For instance, there seems to be an odd dearth of Cedar Waxwings and White-crowned Sparrows in the places I've been birding lately here in interior South County. I don't know where the birds are 🤷‍♂️. Population-level stuff like that is worth mentioning in these reports. 

I generally extend out my period of records for 15 days into the following month so as to account for any late birds or notable trends to follow, so I will continue accepting fall reports through December 15. My official dates for the report will be from August 16-December 15. Please send me any notable reports per the above within the next couple weeks, if you have anything additional to add.

Thanks for your help, I couldn't write these reports without the contributions of the people who find birds here in Orange County.

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Ryan Winkleman
Rancho Santa Margarita

Greater Pewee Still Present at Mile Square as of 3:20 p.m.

Terry Hill
 

I refound the Greater Pewee at Mile Square Park at about 2:50 p.m. today in its last reported location:  It was in the pine trees by the fence of ball field #3 across the street from picnic table #4.  There were no other birders present, but I was able to find it by its loud vocalizations and the pine trees previously mentioned.  It was still there when I left at 3:20 p.m.
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Terry Hill
Huntington Beach

Re: Franklin’s Gull

Andy Lazere
 

Continuing at Centennial Park near the playground at about 11:00. 11/30/19
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Andy Lazere
Laguna Niguel