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Eurasian collared dove

Roy Leggitt
 

Eurasion collared dove at Sacramento and Baker on 5/27
Never seen this species in the area before (over 20 years)

Roy Leggitt
San Francisco


Re: Ch-s Warbler - continues

Richard Bradus
 

Chestnut-sided Warbler still singing and gleaning primarily in oaks around the northeast corner from ~10:40am until about 11:10am, seen (and heard) in the company of young phenom Marty and father Tom from San Mateo. Male in breeding plumage - wow! Thanks Brian!

Richard Bradus
San Francisco


On Saturday, May 28, 2022, 9:32:01 AM PDT, Brian Fitch <fogeggs@...> wrote:


Chestnut-sided Warbler singing in Buena Vista Park, along the NE side above Haight and Baker.

Brian Fitch


Driving in from Walnut Creek for a two fer

rosita94598
 

We left about 7 AM and headed to the City for a look at the Parakeet Auklet at Hermit Rock.  Some other birders were already returning to their cars and said it was right there.  Yes, indeed.

Since it was so early we decided to try Fort Funston for the Bank Swallows.  Yes, again.  My friend Walt D. said they were both lifers for him.  A great morning.

Hugh B. Harvey
Walnut Creek


Ch-s Warbler

Brian Fitch
 

Chestnut-sided Warbler singing in Buena Vista Park, along the NE side above Haight and Baker.

Brian Fitch


Re: White-faced Wistling Duck GGP

Alan Hopkins
 

Gail said the duck was "rescued"



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-------- Original message --------
From: Alan Hopkins <alanhopkins@...>
Date: 5/27/22 6:31 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: SF Birds <sfbirds@groups.io>
Subject: [SFBirds] White-faced Wistling Duck GGP

My friend Gail called and said she had just seen a White-faced Wistling Duck at the Koret Playground which is south of Stow Lake along Marten Luther King Dr. It was on the hill behind the playground. She got a fine photo that showed ring and all. I got there at 4:30 and could not find it until some boys chased it up. It flew back into the brush on the hillside if you're looking for an exotic to chase too.

Alan S. Hopkins
San Francisco, CA


White-faced Wistling Duck GGP

Alan Hopkins
 

My friend Gail called and said she had just seen a White-faced Wistling Duck at the Koret Playground which is south of Stow Lake along Marten Luther King Dr. It was on the hill behind the playground. She got a fine photo that showed ring and all. I got there at 4:30 and could not find it until some boys chased it up. It flew back into the brush on the hillside if you're looking for an exotic to chase too.

Alan S. Hopkins
San Francisco, CA


Re: Northern Waterthrush continues

Joachim Gonzalez
 

Yes. It was singing and chipping from the same previously reported willow patch on the north side of the Lily Pond. It occasionally would fly to other spots along the pond after being chased by Song Sparrows or Warbling Vireos. 

Good Birding,
Joachim Gonzalez

On Thu, May 26, 2022 at 10:21 AM Joe Morlan <jmorlan@...> wrote:
Has the waterthrush been seen today? 

Thanks.

On Wed, 25 May 2022 17:32:12 -0700, "Rudyard Wallen" <arelist12@...>
wrote:

>Found by Matt M this morning, appeared on the right side of the willow
>mound on the north side of the pond. In the branches of the willow At water
>leveled then flew to the shore on the right hand side about 8 feet away.
>~5:15 for a minute.
>
>Rudy W
>SF


--
Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA






Re: Northern Waterthrush continues

Joe Morlan
 

Has the waterthrush been seen today?

Thanks.

On Wed, 25 May 2022 17:32:12 -0700, "Rudyard Wallen" <arelist12@gmail.com>
wrote:

Found by Matt M this morning, appeared on the right side of the willow
mound on the north side of the pond. In the branches of the willow At water
leveled then flew to the shore on the right hand side about 8 feet away.
~5:15 for a minute.

Rudy W
SF

--
Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA


Northern Waterthrush continues

Rudyard Wallen
 

Found by Matt M this morning, appeared on the right side of the willow mound on the north side of the pond. In the branches of the willow At water leveled then flew to the shore on the right hand side about 8 feet away. ~5:15 for a minute. 

Rudy W
SF


Northern Waterthrush at the Lily Pond

Matthew Zlatunich
 

Heard singing and seen without binoculars this morning at about 11:30. Tried to post to SFBirds then, but the message didn't go through.

I went back with binoculars at about 1pm and refound the bird foraging low in the willows on the north side of the pond. Posted to eBird...but not sure if that posting was shared...still learning how to use eBird.

Matt Zlatunich


Parakeet

Brian Fitch
 

The auklet is visible now, 8:13, in the usual surf area west of Hermit Rock
Brian Fitch


Bullock's Orioles Nesting at Fort Mason

David Assmann
 

This morning I observed the pair of BULLOCK'S ORIOLES going to what looked like an almost complete nest at Fort Mason.  Bullock's Orioles rarely nest in San Francisco. It was a good morning again for flycatchers, which included 2 WESTERN KINGBIRDS, 2 WESTERN WOOD-PEWEES, an ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER and an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER. A LAZULI BUNTING and a WESTERN TANAGER were the other migrants observed.


Recent Breeding notes and misc

 


This morning (5/23) I did a walking loop of Golden Gate park west of HWY 1/19th with a focus on breeding birds mostly, some things I thought worthy of sharing:

Red-shouldered Hawk - 3 active nests

Black-crowned Night Heron - two hatch year birds at Elk Glen (first one arrived 5/13– presumably from Alcatraz which is the only known breeding site in the county to
Date) this morning was the first day there were two young birds together

Woodpeckers - Nuttall’s detections outnumbered Downy 7/3, the former has clearly established itself as the dominant /most numerous woodpecker in SF since being confirmed breeding for the first only about a decade ago


Warbling Vireo - persistently singing at north lake, only vireo of the morning/no Hutton’s!,
There is only one recent record of warbling vireo nesting in Golden gate park (arboretum/family group of 4 in late July 2020)

Bewick’s Wren - family group - adult and two hatch year birds near a woodpile about 100m south east of Metson lake. Bewicks wren was confirmed breeding in west golden gate park last year by the windmills but it’s incursion as a nester in the park is recent (last 3-4 years) after an absence for decades.

House Wren - THREE birds singing on territory - east side of Elk Glen, grove along north side of Hellman meadow, west side of bison paddock euke grove along Chain of Lakes

Pacific Wren - pair at Metson seep, singing bird at fly casting pools

Western Bluebird - two occupied nests at east and west ends of bison paddock respectively

Red-winged Blackbirds (California Bicolored)- two colonies - North Lake and Elk Glen. The Elk Glen is the larger one and was targeted for invasive Ludwigia removal via herbicide for this morning. I contacted the parks IPM department and informed them that they were planning to spray an area holding an active colony of an endemic bird species that would be on a list of San Francisco threatened species if such an official list existed. I was informed that they would happily delay the spraying for a month to give the red-winged blackbirds a chance to fledge.

Pine Siskin- several birds (3-4)singing in area of mature conifers near Metson seep, pair observed chasing and attempted copulation. I’m still seeing reports of siskins on the move from coast range migrant watche points as well as hearing them routinely in all larger parks on the west side of the city making me wonder are these birds that wintered and still waiting for the snow too melt and/or will we have a population of breeding pine siskins this summer

Wilson’s Warbler - 6 males singing scattered over route.



This morning was the first one in many days I did not hear a single waxwing. They seemed to have cleared out over the weekend.

Also on a belated note, raptors of interest over Corona Hill last week were a
White-tailed Kite—flying with a California Gull 5/18
1st cycle bald Eagle 5/19

Good luck,
Dominik


Fort Mason Local Interest

David Assmann
 

There was a nice movement of flycatchers through Fort Mason this morning, including an ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER, an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, a PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER and 2 WESTERN WOOD-PEWEES. A BALD EAGLE flew over just after 10, and one LAZULI BUNTING passed through. The two BULLOCK'S ORIOLES have now been there for more than a month, and perhaps they will nest.  For the past two days, the male has been chasing Crows.


Re: Bobolink @ Crissy Lagoon

C Lou
 

Bobolink is still around. 1:15pm.
In line with building 640 on Crissy Field. Both sides of gravel path.

Calvin Lou
SF



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-------- Original message --------
From: Nina Bai <aninanina@...>
Date: 5/21/22 11:08 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: "SFBirds@groups.io" <sfbirds@groups.io>
Subject: [SFBirds] Bobolink @ Crissy Lagoon

Posting on behalf of Bianca Escalant and Amedeo who found a singing male Bobolink on the west end of lagoon. It's moving between the field loosely with blackbirds and sometimes perching up in the bushes at the end of the lagoon. 

--
Nina Bai
San Francisco


Bobolink @ Crissy Lagoon

Nina Bai
 

Posting on behalf of Bianca Escalant and Amedeo who found a singing male Bobolink on the west end of lagoon. It's moving between the field loosely with blackbirds and sometimes perching up in the bushes at the end of the lagoon. 

--
Nina Bai
San Francisco


Re: Breeding Northern Flickers + Long-tailed Weasel

j3m4f5
 

No wesael but I’m on the auklet now. 


On May 20, 2022, at 11:12 AM, Keith Maley <keith.maley@...> wrote:


After a quiet morning for migrants (and birds generally) in Golden Gate Park, Nina and I headed over to Fort Miley west where we observed a continuing pair of Northern Flickers, and one youngster in a nest cavity of a dead pine. These birds were seen excavating the cavity on 3/20. I'm not sure how regularly flickers breed in the city. A pair of Hairy Woodpeckers were feeding young in a similar cavity just a few feet away. A Great Horned Owl was looking down on all the commotion. 

While hoping for an early return of the Parakeet Auklet at Hermit Rock, a Long-tailed Weasel (!) ran a few feet in front of the viewing platform, just before 9 am. 


Breeding Northern Flickers + Long-tailed Weasel

Keith Maley
 

After a quiet morning for migrants (and birds generally) in Golden Gate Park, Nina and I headed over to Fort Miley west where we observed a continuing pair of Northern Flickers, and one youngster in a nest cavity of a dead pine. These birds were seen excavating the cavity on 3/20. I'm not sure how regularly flickers breed in the city. A pair of Hairy Woodpeckers were feeding young in a similar cavity just a few feet away. A Great Horned Owl was looking down on all the commotion. 

While hoping for an early return of the Parakeet Auklet at Hermit Rock, a Long-tailed Weasel (!) ran a few feet in front of the viewing platform, just before 9 am. 


Re: Black-and-white Warbler / GGP

Patrick Meeker
 

Shoot! Bruce, if I had known you were out there birding before our master birding class, I would have joined you!


On Thu, May 19, 2022 at 11:30 AM Bruce Mast <cathrasher4@...> wrote:
Thanks to Keith for getting the word out. I was tied up all evening teaching a class. FWIW, here's a link to my checklist with photos:


Bird on,

Bruce Mast
Oakland



On Wed, May 18, 2022 at 6:15 PM Keith Maley <keith.maley@...> wrote:
Bruce Mast located a Black-and-White Warbler in Golden Gate Park across Nancy Pelosi Drive from CA Academy of Sciences, continuing in an oak here: (37.7691190, -122.4643451)

Thanks Bruce!






--
Patrick Meeker
415-307-8959



Re: Black-and-white Warbler / GGP

Bruce Mast
 

Thanks to Keith for getting the word out. I was tied up all evening teaching a class. FWIW, here's a link to my checklist with photos:


Bird on,

Bruce Mast
Oakland



On Wed, May 18, 2022 at 6:15 PM Keith Maley <keith.maley@...> wrote:
Bruce Mast located a Black-and-White Warbler in Golden Gate Park across Nancy Pelosi Drive from CA Academy of Sciences, continuing in an oak here: (37.7691190, -122.4643451)

Thanks Bruce!




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