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Re: Sooty Shearwaters off of Seal Rocks/ Cliff Houde now 6/20

Mila Zinkova <Milazinkova@...>
 

Tonight there was a humpback too.
https://youtu.be/hPGP9u_1Fag  (the whale is at the beginning).
Did somebody see whales here or in Half-Moon-Bay?
Thanks. 


On Sat, Jun 20, 2020 at 7:06 PM Joel Perlstein <joelperl@...> wrote:
Shearwaters are now massing in the water off of the Seal rocks just west of Cliff House.



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Joel Perlstein
San Francisco




Re: Sooty Shearwaters off of Seal Rocks/ Cliff Houde now 6/20

Joel Perlstein
 

Shearwaters are now massing in the water off of the Seal rocks just west of Cliff House.



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Joel Perlstein
San Francisco


Sooty Shearwater update.

Josiah Clark
 

Not sure when they were last reported, but now they are very close to shore at the cliff house. A real spectacle. Presumably feeding on anchovies. Also lots of cormorants, pelicans and other birds mixed in.

Josiah Clark | Habitat Potential | Consulting Ecologist | 415.317.3978
License #1043929


Re: Sooty Shearwaters off Ocean Beach, 6/18/20

Mila Zinkova <Milazinkova@...>
 

They were feeding probably on anchovies. My zoom is 800.
Best.


On Jun 18, 2020, at 11:50 PM, joelperl <joelperl@...> wrote:


Any idea what they were feeding on?

I am also curious as to what the power of magnification was for the video?

Thanks 



On Jun 18, 2020, at 9:06 PM, Mila Zinkova <Milazinkova@...> wrote:

https://youtu.be/PNTbQRH0FHU 
This was at about the same time close to the Cliff House. 

On Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 6:28 PM Paul Saraceni <paulsaraceni@...> wrote:
The Sooties are massing again right now (6:25 pm Thurs) off of Rivera access to OB.

Cheers,
Paul Saraceni


> On Jun 17, 2020, at 8:10 PM, Paul Saraceni <paulsaraceni@...> wrote:
>
> This evening (now) Sooty Shearwaters are moving in big numbers off Ocean Beach. Several thousand were flying N in pulses when I arrived around 7:10 pm. In the past 20 minutes (7:45-8:05) they have been streaming S uninterrupted just beyond the surf @ Pacheco. Conservative estimate of 15,000+.
>
> Paul Saraceni
> San Francisco
>
> Sent from my iPhone





Re: Sooty Shearwaters off Ocean Beach, 6/18/20

Joel Perlstein
 

Any idea what they were feeding on?

I am also curious as to what the power of magnification was for the video?

Thanks 



On Jun 18, 2020, at 9:06 PM, Mila Zinkova <Milazinkova@...> wrote:

https://youtu.be/PNTbQRH0FHU 
This was at about the same time close to the Cliff House. 

On Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 6:28 PM Paul Saraceni <paulsaraceni@...> wrote:
The Sooties are massing again right now (6:25 pm Thurs) off of Rivera access to OB.

Cheers,
Paul Saraceni


> On Jun 17, 2020, at 8:10 PM, Paul Saraceni <paulsaraceni@...> wrote:
>
> This evening (now) Sooty Shearwaters are moving in big numbers off Ocean Beach. Several thousand were flying N in pulses when I arrived around 7:10 pm. In the past 20 minutes (7:45-8:05) they have been streaming S uninterrupted just beyond the surf @ Pacheco. Conservative estimate of 15,000+.
>
> Paul Saraceni
> San Francisco
>
> Sent from my iPhone





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Joel Perlstein 
San Francisco 


Re: Sooty Shearwaters off Ocean Beach, 6/18/20

Alvaro Jaramillo
 

They were off Half Moon Bay heading north this evening, so there are miles of them!!
Alvaro

Alvaro Jaramillo
alvaro@alvarosadventures.com
www.alvarosadventures.com

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Subject: [SFBirds] Sooty Shearwaters off Ocean Beach, 6/18/20

The Sooties are massing again right now (6:25 pm Thurs) off of Rivera access to OB.

Cheers,
Paul Saraceni


On Jun 17, 2020, at 8:10 PM, Paul Saraceni <paulsaraceni@comcast.net> wrote:

This evening (now) Sooty Shearwaters are moving in big numbers off Ocean Beach. Several thousand were flying N in pulses when I arrived around 7:10 pm. In the past 20 minutes (7:45-8:05) they have been streaming S uninterrupted just beyond the surf @ Pacheco. Conservative estimate of 15,000+.

Paul Saraceni
San Francisco

Sent from my iPhone


Re: Sooty Shearwaters off Ocean Beach, 6/18/20

Mila Zinkova <Milazinkova@...>
 

https://youtu.be/PNTbQRH0FHU 
This was at about the same time close to the Cliff House. 


On Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 6:28 PM Paul Saraceni <paulsaraceni@...> wrote:
The Sooties are massing again right now (6:25 pm Thurs) off of Rivera access to OB.

Cheers,
Paul Saraceni


> On Jun 17, 2020, at 8:10 PM, Paul Saraceni <paulsaraceni@...> wrote:
>
> This evening (now) Sooty Shearwaters are moving in big numbers off Ocean Beach. Several thousand were flying N in pulses when I arrived around 7:10 pm. In the past 20 minutes (7:45-8:05) they have been streaming S uninterrupted just beyond the surf @ Pacheco. Conservative estimate of 15,000+.
>
> Paul Saraceni
> San Francisco
>
> Sent from my iPhone





Sooty Shearwaters off Ocean Beach, 6/18/20

Paul Saraceni
 

The Sooties are massing again right now (6:25 pm Thurs) off of Rivera access to OB.

Cheers,
Paul Saraceni

On Jun 17, 2020, at 8:10 PM, Paul Saraceni <paulsaraceni@comcast.net> wrote:

This evening (now) Sooty Shearwaters are moving in big numbers off Ocean Beach. Several thousand were flying N in pulses when I arrived around 7:10 pm. In the past 20 minutes (7:45-8:05) they have been streaming S uninterrupted just beyond the surf @ Pacheco. Conservative estimate of 15,000+.

Paul Saraceni
San Francisco

Sent from my iPhone


Nighthawk 6/17 Russian Hill

Keith Maley
 

Nighthawk sp. seen out my window in Russian Hill at 8:32 pm 6/17. Dark bird with long, pointed wings flying low over a building, chased by a crow. Flew higher and closer in a darting, erratic and buoyant flight. White wing bars and white throat became visible as it flew directly overhead. No vocalization, and I could not confidently pick up on the exact placement of the wing bar on the outer half of the wing given its fast flight pattern. (No vocalization would suggest Lesser?) Flew West, gaining altitude against a clear sky. 

Keith Maley 


Sooty Shearwaters off Ocean Beach, 6/17/20

Paul Saraceni
 

This evening (now) Sooty Shearwaters are moving in big numbers off Ocean Beach. Several thousand were flying N in pulses when I arrived around 7:10 pm. In the past 20 minutes (7:45-8:05) they have been streaming S uninterrupted just beyond the surf @ Pacheco. Conservative estimate of 15,000+.

Paul Saraceni
San Francisco


Re: Franklins gull at crissy/ correction to Laughing Gull

H Cotter
 


Thanks to notes from Alvaro and Peter - looking at this in more detail it looks like it was an adult Laughing Gull and not Franklins. 
The primaries and very black with little or no white in them, including in flight and the bird looked elongated - eye crescents we’re narrower than expected for franklins. 
I will post the my additional really bad photos on entire later on.
Hopefully it will show up again - two laughing Gulls at Crissy 
Hugh

On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 7:16 PM H Cotter <chatwren@...> wrote:
And just flew west at 7.16 

On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 7:13 PM H Cotter via groups.io <chatwren=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
All 
Looks Like an adult franklins at crissy on middle Island now - 7.10 pm 

Hugh 


Fw: [SFBirds] Franklins gull at crissy

Ralph McKinnon
 

Appears to have moved on as of 755pm. Only WEGU and CATE. 




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On Monday, June 15, 2020, 7:13 PM, H Cotter <chatwren@...> wrote:

All 
Looks Like an adult franklins at crissy on middle Island now - 7.10 pm 

Hugh 


Franklins gull at crissy

H Cotter
 

All 
Looks Like an adult franklins at crissy on middle Island now - 7.10 pm 

Hugh 


Sutro Rotary Meadow

Bob Hall
 

There was a spotted towhee singing in the meadow along with several Wilson's warblers and a pari of singing orange crowned warblers. No sign of the olive-sided flycatcher from last year.
--
Bob Hall
San Francisco, CA
"There is no better high than discovery." - E.O. Wilson


Lincoln Park - 06.14.20- American Redstart

H Cotter
 

Birding with Paul Saraceni this morning we had a singing 1S American Redstart st the end of Camino Del Mar where it ends at the west wash in Lincoln park.
It sang continuously but was difficult to see and impossible to photograph.

Other interesting birds included some Red Crossbill among the usual species.

A sea watch at the south end of Ocean Beach earlier in the morning with glassy seas produced many Pigeon Guillemots - we also had what we believed to be a close in Mola Mola visible from the beach.

Hugh


Audubon’s Yellow-rumped warbler

Daniel Scali
 

Hola pájaro watchers,

After watching sffd rescue a guy on a cliff below the east wash of Land’s End this morning, and finding nothing too interesting in the wash, I moved along and heard a wisp of Warbler song. A very late YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER (Audubon’s) continues singing and foraging in the Cypresses north of the Lincoln Park golf course 3rd tee box. Is it the bird seen and heard for a week, .5 mile away, more than a week ago at Ft Miley plateau? Could be. No females to speak of. 

Hoping the end of the low pressure systems will bring a few more vagrants our way.

Good birding,
Dan, sf

PS. Do the birds realize singing is a top spreader of Covid-19? I hope they’re wearing masks :)



Re: Bank Swallow sightings in the City

Bob Hall
 

Both are great developments! I’ll bear with the momentary scrambled data, haha.

Thanks!

Bob Hall

On Jun 10, 2020, at 8:31 AM, dominikmosur@... wrote:

Hi Bob,


Rough-wing population and new Birder population have   increased noticeably over the past two decades In SF.


I suspect these are the two main factors in the false positive bank swallow data all over SF.

Dominik




On Jun 10, 2020, at 07:55, Bob Hall <bilgepump100@...> wrote:

Joachim: Can you add a little about what folks may be confusing the bank swallow with? Is it because other juvenile swallows may resemble bank swallows?

Thanks,
Bob Hall

--
Bob Hall
San Francisco, CA
"There is no better high than discovery." - E.O. Wilson





--
Bob Hall
San Francisco, CA
"There is no better high than discovery." - E.O. Wilson


Re: Bank Swallow sightings in the City

 

Good point, John, for out of range Bank reports after mid-May when Tree Swallows can start fledging in the area.

Dom


On Jun 10, 2020, at 08:31, Dominik Mosur via groups.io <dominikmosur@...> wrote:


Hi Bob,


Rough-wing population and new Birder population have   increased noticeably over the past two decades In SF.


I suspect these are the two main factors in the false positive bank swallow data all over SF.

Dominik




On Jun 10, 2020, at 07:55, Bob Hall <bilgepump100@...> wrote:

Joachim: Can you add a little about what folks may be confusing the bank swallow with? Is it because other juvenile swallows may resemble bank swallows?

Thanks,
Bob Hall

--
Bob Hall
San Francisco, CA
"There is no better high than discovery." - E.O. Wilson




Re: Bank Swallow sightings in the City

John Sterling
 

And immature tree swallows. 


John Sterling
530 908-3836
26 Palm Ave
Woodland, CA 95695

On Jun 10, 2020, at 8:31 AM, Dominik Mosur <dominikmosur@...> wrote:


Hi Bob,


Rough-wing population and new Birder population have   increased noticeably over the past two decades In SF.


I suspect these are the two main factors in the false positive bank swallow data all over SF.

Dominik




On Jun 10, 2020, at 07:55, Bob Hall <bilgepump100@...> wrote:

Joachim: Can you add a little about what folks may be confusing the bank swallow with? Is it because other juvenile swallows may resemble bank swallows?

Thanks,
Bob Hall

--
Bob Hall
San Francisco, CA
"There is no better high than discovery." - E.O. Wilson




Re: Bank Swallow sightings in the City

 

Hi Bob,


Rough-wing population and new Birder population have   increased noticeably over the past two decades In SF.


I suspect these are the two main factors in the false positive bank swallow data all over SF.

Dominik




On Jun 10, 2020, at 07:55, Bob Hall <bilgepump100@...> wrote:

Joachim: Can you add a little about what folks may be confusing the bank swallow with? Is it because other juvenile swallows may resemble bank swallows?

Thanks,
Bob Hall

--
Bob Hall
San Francisco, CA
"There is no better high than discovery." - E.O. Wilson



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