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Re: Information about the Tricolored Heron Sighting at Chrissy Field Monday T 4:38 pm

Ralph McKinnon
 

Very helpful, thanks. A few of us are at Crissy waiting for its flight. It would be a fine evening ritual!




On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 4:19 PM, Mark Stephenson via Groups.Io <markstephenson4106@...> wrote:

The Tricolored Heron actually was spotted flying across the Bay at 4:53 as time stamped on our Camera.




On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 4:15 PM, Mark Stephenson via Groups.Io <markstephenson4106@...> wrote:

Greetings Birders, 
Lucas and I along with Lucas Corneliussen and Pat Mahoney left the tricolored Heron at Rodeo Lagoon at 3:00 pm Monday. We arrived at the Coast Guard Pier about 3:50 having taken a wrong turn in an effort to view the Red-footed Booby. Mark Schulist who was with us at Rodeo arrived 10-15 minutes earlier and viewed the Booby which had flown out into the Bay just before we arrived. We waited at the Pier and were rewarded at 4:38 pm when the Booby returned. While I was photographing the Booby, Lucas Stephenson, my son, spotted the Tricolored Heron flying east not far off shore in the company of 3 Snowy Egrets. We were able to get distant, but ID able photos of the flight. They flew out of view but appeared to be heading toward the Crissy marsh. So Lucas, LC and Cedric set off to try to locate the roost. Unfortunately, They were unable to relocate the heron.
Hopefully the Tricolored Heron will be visible every evening near dusk at Crissy Field as it flys across the Bay and returns to its roosting location. 
Hope this helps.
Happy Birding,
Mark & Lucas Stephenson



Re: Information about the Tricolored Heron Sighting at Chrissy Field Monday T 4:38 pm

Mark Stephenson
 

The Tricolored Heron actually was spotted flying across the Bay at 4:53 as time stamped on our Camera.




On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 4:15 PM, Mark Stephenson via Groups.Io <markstephenson4106@...> wrote:

Greetings Birders, 
Lucas and I along with Lucas Corneliussen and Pat Mahoney left the tricolored Heron at Rodeo Lagoon at 3:00 pm Monday. We arrived at the Coast Guard Pier about 3:50 having taken a wrong turn in an effort to view the Red-footed Booby. Mark Schulist who was with us at Rodeo arrived 10-15 minutes earlier and viewed the Booby which had flown out into the Bay just before we arrived. We waited at the Pier and were rewarded at 4:38 pm when the Booby returned. While I was photographing the Booby, Lucas Stephenson, my son, spotted the Tricolored Heron flying east not far off shore in the company of 3 Snowy Egrets. We were able to get distant, but ID able photos of the flight. They flew out of view but appeared to be heading toward the Crissy marsh. So Lucas, LC and Cedric set off to try to locate the roost. Unfortunately, They were unable to relocate the heron.
Hopefully the Tricolored Heron will be visible every evening near dusk at Crissy Field as it flys across the Bay and returns to its roosting location. 
Hope this helps.
Happy Birding,
Mark & Lucas Stephenson



Information about the Tricolored Heron Sighting at Chrissy Field Monday T 4:38 pm

Mark Stephenson
 

Greetings Birders, 
Lucas and I along with Lucas Corneliussen and Pat Mahoney left the tricolored Heron at Rodeo Lagoon at 3:00 pm Monday. We arrived at the Coast Guard Pier about 3:50 having taken a wrong turn in an effort to view the Red-footed Booby. Mark Schulist who was with us at Rodeo arrived 10-15 minutes earlier and viewed the Booby which had flown out into the Bay just before we arrived. We waited at the Pier and were rewarded at 4:38 pm when the Booby returned. While I was photographing the Booby, Lucas Stephenson, my son, spotted the Tricolored Heron flying east not far off shore in the company of 3 Snowy Egrets. We were able to get distant, but ID able photos of the flight. They flew out of view but appeared to be heading toward the Crissy marsh. So Lucas, LC and Cedric set off to try to locate the roost. Unfortunately, They were unable to relocate the heron.
Hopefully the Tricolored Heron will be visible every evening near dusk at Crissy Field as it flys across the Bay and returns to its roosting location. 
Hope this helps.
Happy Birding,
Mark & Lucas Stephenson



Blackpoll warbler, GGP Alvord Lake

Bob Hall
 

I was passing by Alvord Lake with no bins, but the place was jumping and stopped me. Four townsends nearly collided with my chest during bug sorties. I saw a suspicious bird but couldn't nail it down. Went home and wolfed down lunch then returned with bins. Most of the warblers were gone except the slow moving blackpoll that would occasionally go to the ground. Most of the birds were hanging out in what looks like a hawthorn tree with berries near the lake.
--
Bob Hall
San Francisco, CA
"There is no better high than discovery." - E.O. Wilson

R f booby

Brian Fitch
 

Flew in at 8:04, but I did not get to see it dive.
No tric heron, but see north bay birds for an interesting phenomenon.
There are two r f boobies in SF, but how many tric herons?
Brian Fitch

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

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

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

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

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@...

Bald Eagle

Joachim Gonzalez
 

Bald Eagle flew southeast over Battery Godfrey

Red footed booby flew in @ 8 on 11/11

Ken Moy
 

At usual location

Re: Red-footed Booby Nov 10 video

Mila Zinkova
 

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

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
 

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

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: 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


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

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