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Red-footed Booby still sleeping 11/9/2019

 

Same spot (pier out from Gulf of Farralones Sanctuary building, west end of Crissy Field/Presidio) for anyone anxious for an update.

Dominik

UpdateRe: [SFBirds] Red-footed Booby 11/9/2019

Dominik Mosur
 

Several observers reporting the booby took off toward the gate about 7:30.

DM

On Nov 9, 2019, at 06:35, Dominik Mosur <@DMosur> wrote:

Same spot (pier out from Gulf of Farralones Sanctuary building, west end of Crissy Field/Presidio) for anyone anxious for an update.

Dominik


Re: UpdateRe: [SFBirds] Red-footed Booby 11/9/2019

John Luther
 

Arrived at 7:22 AM Nov 9 and RF Booby was on pier stretching and walking. About 7:30 it flew out over bay for about 10 minutes and was last seen flying west

John Luther
Oakland

On Nov 9, 2019, at 7:53 AM, Dominik Mosur via Groups.Io <polskatata=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


Several observers reporting the booby took off toward the gate about 7:30.

DM
On Nov 9, 2019, at 06:35, Dominik Mosur <@DMosur> wrote:

Same spot (pier out from Gulf of Farralones Sanctuary building, west end of Crissy Field/Presidio) for anyone anxious for an update.

Dominik




Re: UpdateRe: [SFBirds] Red-footed Booby 11/9/2019

GunderTaker
 

Bobby returned. Is on pier now. 8:30am

Bob Gunderson

On Nov 9, 2019, at 8:05 AM, John Luther <aplomado-falcon@...> wrote:

Arrived at 7:22 AM Nov 9 and RF Booby was on pier stretching and walking. About 7:30 it flew out over bay for about 10 minutes and was last seen flying west

John Luther
Oakland
On Nov 9, 2019, at 7:53 AM, Dominik Mosur via Groups.Io <polskatata=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


Several observers reporting the booby took off toward the gate about 7:30.

DM
On Nov 9, 2019, at 06:35, Dominik Mosur <@DMosur> wrote:

Same spot (pier out from Gulf of Farralones Sanctuary building, west end of Crissy Field/Presidio) for anyone anxious for an update.

Dominik






SF and SEFI Red-footed Boobies appear different

Peter Pyle
 

Hi all -

The good open-wing photos of the RFBO by Joe Morlan et al.
<https://ebird.org/checklist/S61313179>https://ebird.org/checklist/S61313179
show that it is molting p5 whereas the SEFI bird
<https://ebird.org/checklist/S61166603>https://ebird.org/checklist/S61166603
Does not show molt and also has a pale tips to the central rectrices which the SF bird lacks. This indicates different birds.

I'm not sure about age of the SF bird now. The bill lacks blue at the base, which adults should show, yet the primaries appear to be showing a "Staffelmauser" pattern, with p1-p4 new, p5 growing, p6 or p6-p7 old and worn, and p8-p10 quite a bit newer looking, suggesting a previous molt limit between p7 and p8. If I'm reading this right then the outer primaries are not juvenile and the pattern including the older-looking p6-p7 would indicate a bird in at least its 3rd or 4th cycle. Perhaps bill color becomes pinker in molting adults away from the breeding grounds?

I'll keep working on it...

Cheers, Peter

Red-footed Booby Nov 10

Dave Weber
 


Red-footed Booby is on the pier segment next to the Coast Guard  pier  at west Crissy Field at 7:10 am


Dave Weber,
Milpitas
By phone

Red-footed Booby Nov 10

Dave Weber
 


Flew at 7:20, staying low, harrassed by gulls, and disappeared behind the fishing pier.


Dave Weber,
Milpitas
By phone

-------- Original message --------
From: Dave Weber <dwbirdster@...>
Date: 11/10/19 7:10 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: SFBirds@groups.io
Subject: [SFBirds] Red-footed Booby Nov 10


Red-footed Booby is on the pier segment next to the Coast Guard  pier  at west Crissy Field at 7:10 am


Dave Weber,
Milpitas
By phone

Re: SF and SEFI Red-footed Boobies appear different

Peter Pyle
 

Have confirmed with Jim Tietz that the Farallon Red-footed Booby was present out there yesterday morning at the same time as the one was being seen near the CG Pier.

At 06:16 PM 11/9/2019, Peter Pyle via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi all -

The good open-wing photos of the RFBO by Joe Morlan et al.
<https://ebird.org/checklist/S61313179>https://ebird.org/checklist/S61313179
show that it is molting p5 whereas the SEFI bird
<https://ebird.org/checklist/S61166603>https://ebird.org/checklist/S61166603
Does not show molt and also has a pale tips to the central rectrices which the SF bird lacks. This indicates different birds.

I'm not sure about age of the SF bird now. The bill lacks blue at the base, which adults should show, yet the primaries appear to be showing a "Staffelmauser" pattern, with p1-p4 new, p5 growing, p6 or p6-p7 old and worn, and p8-p10 quite a bit newer looking, suggesting a previous molt limit between p7 and p8. If I'm reading this right then the outer primaries are not juvenile and the pattern including the older-looking p6-p7 would indicate a bird in at least its 3rd or 4th cycle. Perhaps bill color becomes pinker in molting adults away from the breeding grounds?

I'll keep working on it...

Cheers, Peter


RF Booby - Sunday morning

Phil Eager
 

Dave’s reported foray wasn’t too long, as the Red Footed Booby was back in its usual (?) spot as of 8:05 am, preening on the pier to the left of the CG pier. 

Thanks all!  

Phil Eager and Mimi Calter 

Re: Red-footed Booby Nov 10

kim
 

Can you drop a pin on a map of the exact location. Not familiar with the CG Pier.  Thank you.

Kim
San Francisco

Be Kind. Lady Karma is Always Watching.



On November 10, 2019, at 7:10 AM, Dave Weber <dwbirdster@...> wrote:



Red-footed Booby is on the pier segment next to the Coast Guard  pier  at west Crissy Field at 7:10 am


Dave Weber,
Milpitas
By phone

Re: Red-footed Booby Nov 10

William Grant
 

-----Original Message-----
From: kim
Sent: Nov 10, 2019 9:06 AM
To: "sfbirds@groups io"
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Red-footed Booby Nov 10

Can you drop a pin on a map of the exact location. Not familiar with the CG Pier.  Thank you.

Kim
San Francisco

Be Kind. Lady Karma is Always Watching.



On November 10, 2019, at 7:10 AM, Dave Weber <dwbirdster@...> wrote:



Red-footed Booby is on the pier segment next to the Coast Guard  pier  at west Crissy Field at 7:10 am


Dave Weber,
Milpitas
By phone

Re: Red-footed Booby Nov 10

kim
 

Thank you!

Be Kind. Lady Karma is Always Watching.



On November 10, 2019, at 9:24 AM, "William B. Grant" <wbgrant@...> wrote:


https://ebird.org/hotspot/L1745122

-----Original Message-----
From: kim
Sent: Nov 10, 2019 9:06 AM
To: "sfbirds@groups io"
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Red-footed Booby Nov 10

Can you drop a pin on a map of the exact location. Not familiar with the CG Pier.  Thank you.

Kim
San Francisco

Be Kind. Lady Karma is Always Watching.



On November 10, 2019, at 7:10 AM, Dave Weber <dwbirdster@...> wrote:



Red-footed Booby is on the pier segment next to the Coast Guard  pier  at west Crissy Field at 7:10 am


Dave Weber,
Milpitas
By phone

Re: Red-footed Booby Nov 10 video

Mila Zinkova
 

Red footed booby flew in @ 8 on 11/11

Ken Moy
 

At usual location

Bald Eagle

Joachim Gonzalez
 

Bald Eagle flew southeast over Battery Godfrey

Join the Oakland Christmas Bird Count on December 15

David Quady and Nancy Boas
 

Hello, Bay Area Birders:

Golden Gate Audubon Society invites you to take part in the 79th annual Oakland Christmas Bird Count, on Sunday, December 15. Please join us.

As a field observer, you'll get to sample the bird life in an area that fits your interests and abilities, add to our understanding of the status and distribution of our wintering birds, and have fun doing it. Afterward, join the compilation dinner. A rarity or two always turns up; learning about them right away will help you see them, too. The food will be good, and the company will be even better.

Maybe you'd rather just count birds in your yard on December 15. Feeder watchers can spend as much or as little time watching birds as they wish, and their observations also advance our knowledge of winter bird populations. If this interests you, sign up as a feeder watcher -- in the evening you can join others at the compilation dinner if you wish.

To get started, just click this link <https://goldengateaudubon.org/birding-resources/christmas-bird-counts/>

The sign-up deadline is November 29; space at the compilation dinner is limited, so don't dawdle.

Contact me if you have questions about the count; contact the Golden Gate Audubon Society office (510-843-2222) if you have questions about the compilation dinner.

My co-compiler, Bob Lewis, and I hope you'll take part!

Dave Quady
Berkeley, California
davequady@...

Re: Red footed booby flew in @ 8 on 11/11

Ralph McKinnon
 

Bird just returned to pier 




On Monday, November 11, 2019, 8:13 AM, Ken Moy <ken.moy62@...> wrote:

At usual location

TRICOLORED HERON CRISSY FIELD

Lucascorneliussen04@...
 

Hi All

About 20 minutes ago Lucas Stephenson found the Tricolored heron as it flew over headed towards the palace of fine arts, however, we did not see it land. Myself, Cedric Duhalde, Lucas and Mark Stephenson, Pat Mahoney etc saw the bird. It could be at another shoreline hotspot such as Herons head of Yosemite Slough or could have continued into Alameda/San Mateo...

Good Birding
Lucas Corneliussen

Bernal Heights Northern Goshawk.

bitanangan
 

Hi Birders,
      Took a while to process this, but I saw an adult Northern Goshawk from Alemany Farm at St Mary’s Park today c 12:50 PM. It glided N, fairly low, across highway 280 just E of the farm towards Bernal. Field marks were a large accipiter with a stunning broad white eyestripe, steel-blue (or was it steel-grey?) back and a long folded tail. Looking later at recent ebird sightings, I luckily found that Rajan Rao had already reported a large accipiter at St. Mary’s earlier this morning which then emboldened me to make this otherwise preposterous report. However, I don’t know how anyone could possibly chase this. St. Mary’s Park attracts a lot of birds, including scorned alien oddities like Scaly-breasted Munia. Thanks Rajan for your ebird report!
Russ Bright
SF

More Crossbills west SF

Josiah Clark
 

I had red crossbills again in two separate spots today in the city including about 15 at 23rd in Geary behind the grocery outlet over street. They seem to have come from a big Monterey Pine tree there. The more deep, throaty calls sounded like the local ones that used to breed in the city. Along with the red-breasted nuthatches, I have to wonder if this winter eruption of crossbills is due to a pine nut failure elsewhere in their range.
A few more Red Crossbills were in the cypress trees right by Kezar Stadium. Enjoyed a close visit from a Townsend’s warbler today in the yard but generally many fewer birds in the yard this winter for me.
Good birding
-Josiah Clark