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Lily Pond Tanagers

Joachim Gonzalez
 

This afternoon I took some time to bird the Lily Pond hoping for the Summer Tanager found by Brian Turner and Rudy Wallen. First, there was a late WESTERN TANAGER with the robin flock. Later I spotted the continuing SUMMER TANAGER by itself behind the fenced area on top of the pond. A Red Breasted Sapsucker was also a nice bird. 

Good Birding,
Joachim Gonzalez

Western Tanagers

Brian Fitch
 

Two of them are calling and feeding in eucalyptus above Tennessee Hollow between MacArthur and presidio by the lovers lane pedestrian bridge 
Brian Fitch

Battery Godfrey Local Stuff (inc Red-footed)

Brian Fitch
 

I reported on Monday watching the Red-footed Booby fly into the Bay from the mouth of the Golden Gate, but I only saw it briefly as it was already heading home to the CG Pier.  Today I spotted the bird well out toward Mile Rock, and it spent a good amount of time coursing around the Gate, where I was finally able to watch it dive on two occasions.  Hugh and I took turns tracking it, and I believe he got some record shots.  Around 9:40, it flew east toward the bridge and we didn't see it again.

Other highlights today included 5-6 Brant on the water, a small flock of Gadwall, a few Bonaparte's Gulls and some lingering Elegant Terns.  On Monday, I found a single White-winged Scoter in a Surf flock from the Battery, and on Tuesday, from the Sutro Baths, I saw two close Brant getting buffeted by the gales, and a female Black Scoter flying alone.

Also on Monday, at Lobos Dunes, I found a flock of 12 Red Crossbills, with six males sitting out on a dead branch just taking the sun.

Brian Fitch

Melodia Song Sparrow

Joachim Gonzalez
 

During a before school walk through Glen Canyon, I spotted a MELODIA SONG SPARROW (eastern ssp) near the base of the Canyon where the west path forks at a large Coyote Brush bush. 

Good Birding
Joachim Gonzalez

Re: Murrelet rescue

Jules Evens
 

Sorry to report, the Common Murre died en route to Wildcare. But, it was a peaceful passing; at least it wasn’t ripped apart by gulls or dogs. The apparent bird-of-the-year was emaciated.

Jules

On Nov 19, 2019, at 14:25, birdwoman7007 <sen007@...> wrote:

Hi Birders,
     Sorry for this delay of this post.
On Sunday I was photographing the red footed booby and went down the beach to film other birds.
I noticed this juv. Murrelet floated in and looked ill, so I followed it up shore to which it beached itself. 
 Other birders were there filming RFB and Jules came to help.  We called Wild care which was open 
so Jules took it to Marin. Shout out to JULES. Thanks YOU GO!. 
   FYIThe group also saw the tri-colored heron on Sunday too at rodeo beach.
Is there any agency in theSF  city that will pick up birds?

Happy Birding, Leslie





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Jules Evens, Principal
Avocet Research Associates, LLC
P.O. Box 839
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
Telephone: 415/706-3318
<avocetra@...>

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Endangered Species Permit: TE 786728-5
California Department of Fish and Game Collecting Permit # 801092-04
Federal Bird Marking and Salvage Permit: # 09316-AN



Re: Murrelet rescue

birdwoman7007
 

Thanks all.
Pamela the Coast guard station is white shed & pier, past lagoon, past lawn at turn prior to the hut. I think there is Parking possible
By picnic tables?
I walked there. Hope that helps.
Good luck!


On Nov 19, 2019, at 3:35 PM, Loretta via Groups.Io <lchen89@...> wrote:

Hi Leslie,

It's wonderful that you and others took the time and got the bird to Wildcare. I'm sure they'll take good care of it.

SF Animal Control (415-554-6364) will pick up injured and orphaned wildlife, but you are at the mercy of their officer availability. If you can safely handle the animal, it's more expedient to bring it to them, or to bring the animal directly to a wildlife rescue group.

We have Wildcare in the North Bay and Peninsula Humane Society's Wildlife department in Burlingame. (There's also the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley in San Jose.)

It's best to bring the animal to the closest center, because Fish and Game requires them to release the animal back to the same location.

Birders for birds, yay!

Thanks,

Loretta





On Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 2:25:31 PM PST, birdwoman7007 <sen007@...> wrote:


Hi Birders,
     Sorry for this delay of this post.
On Sunday I was photographing the red footed booby and went down the beach to film other birds.
I noticed this juv. Murrelet floated in and looked ill, so I followed it up shore to which it beached itself. 
 Other birders were there filming RFB and Jules came to help.  We called Wild care which was open 
so Jules took it to Marin. Shout out to JULES. Thanks YOU GO!. 
   FYIThe group also saw the tri-colored heron on Sunday too at rodeo beach.
Is there any agency in theSF  city that will pick up birds?

Happy Birding, Leslie





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Clay Colored Sparrow at Fort Mason

David Assmann
 

A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was the surprise bird at Fort Mason this morning.  It was foraging by itself south of Building 9 (which is south of the General's House). The ORCHARD ORIOLE continues in the garden, and the WANDERING TATTLER was walking along the shore in Aquatic Park.

Summer Tanager @ Lily Pond

Brian Turner
 

F/imm. seen both atop the ridge to the east and from below at Pond edge with Robins. 

Re: Murrelet rescue

Loretta
 

Hi Leslie,

It's wonderful that you and others took the time and got the bird to Wildcare. I'm sure they'll take good care of it.

SF Animal Control (415-554-6364) will pick up injured and orphaned wildlife, but you are at the mercy of their officer availability. If you can safely handle the animal, it's more expedient to bring it to them, or to bring the animal directly to a wildlife rescue group.

We have Wildcare in the North Bay and Peninsula Humane Society's Wildlife department in Burlingame. (There's also the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley in San Jose.)

It's best to bring the animal to the closest center, because Fish and Game requires them to release the animal back to the same location.

Birders for birds, yay!

Thanks,

Loretta





On Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 2:25:31 PM PST, birdwoman7007 <sen007@...> wrote:


Hi Birders,
     Sorry for this delay of this post.
On Sunday I was photographing the red footed booby and went down the beach to film other birds.
I noticed this juv. Murrelet floated in and looked ill, so I followed it up shore to which it beached itself. 
 Other birders were there filming RFB and Jules came to help.  We called Wild care which was open 
so Jules took it to Marin. Shout out to JULES. Thanks YOU GO!. 
   FYIThe group also saw the tri-colored heron on Sunday too at rodeo beach.
Is there any agency in theSF  city that will pick up birds?

Happy Birding, Leslie





Murrelet rescue

birdwoman7007
 

Hi Birders,
     Sorry for this delay of this post.
On Sunday I was photographing the red footed booby and went down the beach to film other birds.
I noticed this juv. Murrelet floated in and looked ill, so I followed it up shore to which it beached itself. 
 Other birders were there filming RFB and Jules came to help.  We called Wild care which was open 
so Jules took it to Marin. Shout out to JULES. Thanks YOU GO!. 
   FYIThe group also saw the tri-colored heron on Sunday too at rodeo beach.
Is there any agency in theSF  city that will pick up birds?

Happy Birding, Leslie





Ferruginous Gawk over Dolores park/Noe area 11/19/19

 

Heading south 11:48

Dominik

Re: R f booby on site

richard s. cimino
 

Today Monday Janet Bodle and myself had lasting looks at the Red-footed Booby at 1:45 PM.

The Booby was comfortable in the sun preening.

Rich Cimino

Marin County

 

From: SFBirds@groups.io <SFBirds@groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Fitch
Sent: Monday, November 18, 2019 8:54 AM
To: SF Birds <SFBirds@groups.io>
Subject: [SFBirds] R f booby

 

The booby just flew by battery Godfrey and into the bay

Brian Fitch 

Warbling Vireo at Fort Mason

David Assmann
 

A very late migrating WARBLING VIREO was just west of the Community Garden at Fort Mason this morning.  The ORCHARD ORIOLE continues.  No sign of the Muna.  I did hear what sounded like a Blue Gray Gnatcatcher, but never saw it.

R f booby

Brian Fitch
 

The booby just flew by battery Godfrey and into the bay
Brian Fitch 

GGAS Field Trip at Fort Mason - Munia, Orchard Oriole etc.

David Assmann
 

A bright sunny day helped in finding 53 species on today's GGAS walk at Fort Mason.  One of the first birds spotted (before the walk started) was a RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER - a female - subspecies Daggetti. The highlight of the walk was a SCALY-BREASTED MUNIA hanging out with LESSER GOLDFINCHES on the north side of the garden. A MERLIN showed up several times. Two NORTHERN FLICKERS perched next to each other on a branch in the Battery turned out to be a YELLOW-SHAFTED and an INTERGRADE.  Two VARIED THRUSHES were in the Battery.  The WANDERING TATTLER was on the abandoned pier, accompanied by BLACK TURNSTONES. A LINCOLN'S SPARROW was in the garden. At the end of the walk, we found the continuing ORCHARD ORIOLE.

Scalia Breasted Munia at Fort Mason

David Assmann
 

In Community Garden

Another Alta Plaza Palm Warbler

Richard Bradus
 

Another week, another surprise.

Walking up the east side of Alta Plaza Park shortly before 1 pm today I was idly following a Yellow-rump when another warbler flew in to forage in the small trees. The bobbing tail was a dead giveaway. A returning Palm Warbler? Nope, a different one! This one is considerably paler than last year's but, even without binoculars, the eye line and the bright yellow undertail coverts were quite apparent. Plus there was the almost continuous bob-bob-bob of the tail. It was quite active so it may or may not be readily re-found, but perhaps it will stick around for awhile.

BTW, for any of you Deadheads, there is a really sweet "Supplication" jam in today's 30 Days of Dead offering. Joe-Bob says check it out!

Happy trails,
Richard Bradus
San Francisco

Re: Red Footed Booby Continues

Robert Martin
 

Bird present in the fog 11.16.2019 at 1pm.

Thanks all. 
R




On Friday, November 15, 2019, 19:49, David Assmann via Groups.Io <david_assmann@...> wrote:

The RED FOOTED BOOBY was on the Coast Guard Pier late this morning.

Re: Yellow Warbler @ Alvord Lake

Ken Moy
 

Lost from sight. Forages in hawthorn, Maple and bare tree on the 'island:.


On Sat, Nov 16, 2019, 12:03 PM Ken Moy via Groups.Io <ken.moy62=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
On South side of lake: all yellow warbler with gray/green back, all yellow tail and tail coverts. Seen from 12:50 to now. Seen yesterday at same time and place.

Yellow Warbler @ Alvord Lake

Ken Moy
 

On South side of lake: all yellow warbler with gray/green back, all yellow tail and tail coverts. Seen from 12:50 to now. Seen yesterday at same time and place.