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Ibis is back at the pond /Candlestick Rec Area 5/11/19

 

Posting for Jim Lomax.

Refer to yesterday's messages for specific directions.


Happy spring,

Dominik Mosur

Mount D. MacGillivray's Warbler 5/11/19

 

There is a MACGILLIVRAY'S Warbler singing on Mount Davidson.

Happy spring birding everyone,

Dominik Mosur
San Francisco

six cygnets at Palace of Fine Arts

William Grant
 

Pictures on ebird list

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56143434

Spring has sprung.

Bill

Candlestick Pt. Ibis

Richard Bradus
 

Hi all

Middle of the day, didn't know where I was going, but it's still there. The White-faced Ibis was very actively foraging in the small algae filled seasonal pond in the north end of Candlestick Pt. Rec. area, seemingly oblivious to some odd resident mallards and other visitors. Odd outing - there were almost no birds on the bay, very few shorebirds (no peeps, just a Killdeer) but lots of Red-wing Blackbirds and what appeared to be two pairs of Mockingbirds. I was also very surprised by a Mew Gull that flew over heading west. No Black Phoebe (?) but an Ash-throated Flycatcher and a Western Kingbird. And a few choice raptors including a White-tailed Kite (probably over India Basin) and an Osprey scouting briefly over the area. Full list and some photos at eBird: 

Spring is great - aside from the wind causing allergy grief!

Have fun!

Richard Bradus
San Francisco

Selasphorous on nest at Strybing

Dal Leite
 

[Nest location removed by moderator]

Photo here: http://www.birdwideweb.com/photos/05-10-19-Strybing-Hummingbird-F.jpg

WF Ibis still present

Peter Pyle
 

Candlestick Park. Directions to pond - From north entrance turn-around, walk east than north along paved paths for 5-8 min. Pond is between two M cypresses and the bay. Hiding a bit in cattails @ 2:30 pm. P

Ibis present May 13

Dave Weber
 

The WF Ibis was a walk-up at 6:10 am in the small pond previously described at Candlestick SRA. Peter Pyle  mentioned two cypresses - good landmark!

Dave Weber,
Milpitas
By phone

white upper breast on raven at Stowe Lake, Tuesday May 7

David Couch
 

My niece sent me a photo she took of what is apparently a Common Raven but with a bright white patch in the center of it's upper breast beneath the throat. I don't think I can attach a photo here, but you can see it at 
https://www.dropbox.com/s/c5pkfb3ycec3s4i/raven%20white%20breast%2020190507.jpg?dl=0 

I know (thanks, Sibley!) that ravens have gray roots to their neck feathers, but this appears to be on a different area and is, in any case, quite white not gray.

Any explanation, anyone?
-David Herzstein Couch, Berkeley

Re: white upper breast on raven at Stowe Lake, Tuesday May 7

rich815@...
 

Mild case of Leucism?

Re: Ibis present May 13

Alan Hopkins
 

Ibis still here 5/13 12:40



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-------- Original message --------
From: Dave Weber <dwbirdster@...>
Date: 5/13/19 6:23 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: sfbirds@groups.io
Subject: [SFBirds] Ibis present May 13

The WF Ibis was a walk-up at 6:10 am in the small pond previously described at Candlestick SRA. Peter Pyle  mentioned two cypresses - good landmark!

Dave Weber,
Milpitas
By phone

Ibis continues

Joachim Gonzalez
 

WFIB continues on the pond. Wahoo

-Joachim Gonzalez and Max Benningfield

Mt Davidson diseased bird

radiantcreote
 

I came across this bird the weekend on Mt Davidson before last (May 4) with a nearly bald head. 
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/25029693

Not seen anything like it myself. Wondering what kind of disease might have caused this?

Re: Mt Davidson diseased bird

Adam Winer
 

I saw the same individual the next day.  It's an Orange-crowned Warbler, and was singing heartily, but I have the same question about cause.


On Mon, May 13, 2019, 18:24 radiantcreote <acotter@...> wrote:
I came across this bird the weekend on Mt Davidson before last (May 4) with a nearly bald head. 
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/25029693

Not seen anything like it myself. Wondering what kind of disease might have caused this?

Ducklings and Goslings and Herons Oh My!

Richard Bradus
 

Hi all

Interesting afternoon (May 13) at Stow Lake. So many Mallards and Canada Geese that I lost track, particularly watching a picnic of sorts at the east end with five Canada Goose families, some being fed by multiple different people. Lots of cute goslings, along with a female Mallard with six ducklings. And the Great Blue Heron rookery in the pine near the east end is rockin' - six nests, lots of juveniles and parents being mobbed and prodded every time they touch down. Multiple odd ducks mostly along the south shore, more mostly resting ducks (Muscovy and others) along the west side, including the continuing odd couple of female Mandarin and male Hooded Merganser. Not many gulls but lots of Tree Swallows - feeding, scooping up nest material, and a pair copulating right out there at the boathouse. No rarities, but that's OK, still lots of good photo opportunities, even though I failed yet again to get a decent shot of a swallow in flight!

List and photos here:

Richard Bradus
San Francisco

INDIGO Bunting on Corona Hill 5/14/19

 

A male Indigo Bunting was feeding in the grassy slope above/north side of the Randall Museum parking lot about 20 minutes ago. 


Dominik Mosur
San Francisco 

Re: INDIGO Bunting on Corona Hill 5/14/19

Sarah Burton
 

Still here - beautiful blue male - getting views in conifer and hearing pick/spit calls. Thank you Dominik!!

On Tue, May 14, 2019 at 15:08 Dominik Mosur <dominikmosur@...> wrote:
A male Indigo Bunting was feeding in the grassy slope above/north side of the Randall Museum parking lot about 20 minutes ago. 


Dominik Mosur
San Francisco 

Re: INDIGO Bunting on Corona Hill 5/14/19

Sarah Burton
 

County and life bird for me. Thank you for refinding it, Aaron M. 

Just heard it calling a moment ago. I hope it stays for this Friday's GGAS walk

On Tue, May 14, 2019 at 17:24 Sarah Burton via Groups.Io <burtosarah=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Still here - beautiful blue male - getting views in conifer and hearing pick/spit calls. Thank you Dominik!!

On Tue, May 14, 2019 at 15:08 Dominik Mosur <dominikmosur@...> wrote:
A male Indigo Bunting was feeding in the grassy slope above/north side of the Randall Museum parking lot about 20 minutes ago. 


Dominik Mosur
San Francisco 

Re: Ibis present May 13

Daniel Scali
 

Feeding away in its pool! 6:15pm tonight

GRAY Flycatcher Mt. Davidson 5/15/2019

 

One the southeast side behind the houses on Myra past the fence /little cypress grove below the trail .

Dominik Mosur
San Francisco

Re: GRAY Flycatcher Mt. Davidson 5/15/2019

C Lou
 

Gray flycatcher still here 240pm. Same area as described by Dominik.

Calvin Lou
SF



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-------- Original message --------
From: Dominik Mosur <dominikmosur@...>
Date: 5/15/19 1:20 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: sfbirds@groups.io
Subject: [SFBirds] GRAY Flycatcher Mt. Davidson 5/15/2019

One the southeast side behind the houses on Myra past the fence /little cypress grove below the trail .

Dominik Mosur
San Francisco