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Blue Grosbeak

Daniel Scali
 

Hi birders,

Blue Grosbeak still very cooperative on and off for a couple hours (say some other birders checking him out for a while) on the north side of Corona Heights park at 5:45pm 6/2. Walk uphill past the dog run and turn the corner. He’s favoring the scotch? broom thickets vs the poison oak/blackberry.

Cheers,
Dan Scali
SF


The Blue Grosbeak

Dave Weber
 

Glad the Blue Grosbeak continued at Corona Heights Park where I found it early this morning. Corona Heights is one of several locations in the city new to me in the last few weeks, the others being Candlestick, McLaren, Mt D and Twin Peaks. I would not have visited them if I had not been nearing 250 county birds. The Blue Grosbeak was #250. Nearly every new county bird these days has been found by others who check these location regularly. Thanks to all of them.

 

Dave Weber,

Milpitas

Re: Blue Grosbeak

Richard Bradus
 

Lucky Daniel - he arrived just after the Blue Grosbeak popped out into the open. Cliff Y had been following the bird for perhaps two hours when I arrived at about 5:15, and a few other observers came by as well. The Grosbeak had been scared off by Scrub Jays but returned to favored hiding places in the shrubs and adjacent perches, eventually venturing out onto the north slope grasses to graze. Moderately cooperative - it kept its distance and would not allow Cliff to get close-ups, but it remained in view intermittently for at least a half hour, silent, later settling down and feeding on seeds.

Also of note: a House Finch was hover-feeding - repeatedly hovering over the tall grasses as they blew about in the wind to grab seeds. First time I've seen such behavior from this species.


Richard Bradus
San Francisco


On Sunday, June 2, 2019, 5:56:52 PM PDT, Daniel Scali <daniel.s.scali@...> wrote:


Hi birders,

Blue Grosbeak still very cooperative on and off for a couple hours (say some other birders checking him out for a while) on the north side of Corona Heights park at 5:45pm 6/2. Walk uphill past the dog run and turn the corner. He’s favoring the scotch? broom thickets vs the poison oak/blackberry.

Cheers,
Dan Scali
SF


Blue Grosbeak continues Corona Heights Park

Linda Swanson
 

The Blue Grosbeak flew into the reported location, as described by Dan Scali, from the south at 10:34 a.m. Was not present earlier. Calling chip notes and feeding on the grass seed. 
Linda Swanson
Bonnie Bompart
Jeff Anderson

Baltimore Oriole - Dragonfly Creek

Rudyard Wallen
 

Hey folks, message relay for Mark Dettling:

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) (1)
- Reported Jun 03, 2019 09:50 by Mark Dettling
- Dragonfly Creek - BAOR, San Francisco, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=37.799786,-122.472869&ll=37.799786,-122.472869
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57050996
- Comments: "Point is at location bird was seen and heard singing. It was in the eucalyptus trees. I’m not of the SF birds list so maybe someone could post this. Adult male oriole with completely black head and bright orange below. Tail feathers with lots of orange. Poor  digibin photo that I’ll upload later today."

BAOR

Joachim Gonzalez
 

Me and Max have refound Mark Dettling’s BAOR at (37.7998, -122.4728)

Farallon Cam birds

Alan Hopkins
 

The last two mornings I’ve been checking the Farallon Cam. This morning there was what I believe was a Magnolia Warbler and what I think was a Pewee. Yesterday there was a bird that I thought was a Myiarchus flycatcher (it is hard to judge size) and two passerines, one was a warbler with a pale throat, the other seemed to have a pale crown stripe (?). Passerines are found on the East Landing view.






Alan S. Hopkins
San Francisco, CA

Blue Grosbeak continues at Corona Heights Park

Beverly Cronin
 

The Blue Grosbeak continues at 3pm in the same location seen earlier today. I was here for 5 minutes before it came out into the open. Lovely sunny day, making for great views. Stayed out for 10 minutes to feed and explore. Very active, even in the wind. Called with a few chipping notes before going back into the shrubs.

Beverly Cronin
San Carlos

Eastern Kingbird

Oscar Moss
 

With Lee Hong-Chang, David Tomb, Cliff Yap. Eastern Kingbird on the euc at Dragonfly Creek.

Oscar

BAOR Presidio

David Nelson
 

Thanks to a tip from David Tomb and Oscar Moss, I saw the Baltimore Oriole at 6:35pm, in the large Eucalyptus tree at the 1218 Bldg., Upton Ave., and also in the second Euc., across the driveway leading to the north side of the 1201 Bldg.

Good birding!

David W. Nelson

Eaki

Brian Fitch
 

Eastern kingbird still at dragonfly creek presidio
Brian fitch

Baltimore Oriole

David Assmann
 

continues at Dragonfly Creek

Re: Eaki

C Lou
 

Eastern Kingbird high in euc.
Above stone bridge over Dragonfly Creek at Kobbe and Upton in Presidio.

Calvin Lou
SF



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From: Brian Fitch <fogeggs@...>
Date: 6/4/19 7:33 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: SF Birds <SFBirds@groups.io>
Subject: [SFBirds] Eaki

Eastern kingbird still at dragonfly creek presidio
Brian fitch

Ash-Throated Flycatcher at Fort Mason

David Assmann
 

An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER vocalized in the Battery this morning, making its distinctive calls. A WESTERN WOOD PEWEE was also in the Battery, although it did not stay as long as the Ash-Throated.

Jean Richmond Memorial

rosita94598
 

A memorial for Jean Richmond is to be held at 10 AM Saturday July 6 at Community Presbyterian Church in Danville.  See this link for directions:  http://www.cpcdanville.org/servicetimes/

Jean passed away June 27 at her home in Alamo.  She was a member of Mt. Diablo Audubon Society for more than 45 years.  She is the world famous author of Birding Northern California, the seminal guide to birding our area which was first published in 1985.  The book was written on her home typewriter during her 11-year stint as editor of the MDAS newsletter The Quail.

Hugh B. Harvey
Walnut Creek

Re: Jean Richmond Memorial

Roberta Guise
 

Jean’s book was my birding bible when I got interested in birds in 1986 (Surf Scoter in Aquatic Park in August had me smitten). Together with the Nat Geo guide it was the perfect informational couplet.

What a wonderful legacy she gave the birding community.

Warmly,
Roberta

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On Jun 5, 2019, at 11:53 AM, rosita94598 via Groups.Io <rosita94598@...> wrote:

A memorial for Jean Richmond is to be held at 10 AM Saturday July 6 at Community Presbyterian Church in Danville.  See this link for directions:  http://www.cpcdanville.org/servicetimes/

Jean passed away June 27 at her home in Alamo.  She was a member of Mt. Diablo Audubon Society for more than 45 years.  She is the world famous author of Birding Northern California, the seminal guide to birding our area which was first published in 1985.  The book was written on her home typewriter during her 11-year stint as editor of the MDAS newsletter The Quail.

Hugh B. Harvey
Walnut Creek


Jean Richmond correction

rosita94598
 

The date of Jean Richmond's passing was May 27--my mistake.

Hugh B. Harvey
Walnut Creek

Red knot at crissy

H Cotter
 

There is currently an unseasonable red knot at crissy on the small island to the west - looks mostly in alternate plumage 

Hugh


Red Knot Continues

David Assmann
 

Near the bridge

Western Kingbird and other local interest

David Assmann
 

After leaving the RED KNOT at Crissy Lagoon this morning, I did a loop around the Presidio, starting with Battery Godfrey (nothing unexpected), and then moving to Mountain Lake Park, where a WARBLING VIREO was singing, and a WESTERN TANAGER was on the hillside south of the park. I also heard what I thought was a Rose-Breasted Grosbeak, makings its "turlee" call, but I couldn't find it to confirm.  Spent the last part of the morning at El Polin Spring, where the two surprises were a late WESTERN KINGBIRD, and a RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH. I also had a WESTERN TANAGER, a continuing OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, at least one PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER, and at least seven WILSON'S WARBLERS. There are lots of newly fledged birds everywhere - yesterday I had a newly fledged WESTERN BLUEBIRD at El Polin, and a newly fledged NUTTALL'S WOODPECKER at Fort Mason.  CLIFF SWALLOWS are in nests near the Warming Hut at Crissy Field - hope they are successful.