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Western Meadowlark at Crissy Field

Felix Rigau
 

This morning I had my FOS sighting of a pair of Western Meadowlarks at Crissy Field.


Black-throated Gray Warbler at Palace of Fine Arts

Felix Rigau
 

This morning I had a four warbler species at the Palace of Fine Arts. They included:
Black-throated Gray, Yellow, Townsend and Yellow-rumped Warblers.


Mount Davidson 9/26

Adam Winer
 

Highlight of this morning at Mount Davidson was a single young Lawrence's Goldfinch that flew in calling from the east.  It landed high in eucs near the summit, allowing some very distant views before it took off to the southeast, disappearing out of sight.

The other surprise was a Merlin that bombed low down the gully headed north.

Everything else was more common migrants (and not that many);  Ruby-crowned Kinglets and Cedar Waxwings are in to complete the wintering birds.  Also on the mountain, multiple House Wrens, Western Tanagers, a Say's Phoebe, a Pine Siskin (just one!), Warbling Vireo, and Purple Finch.

Golden Gate Heights Park had another House Wren and a Red-breasted Nuthatch.

-- Adam Winer
   SF, CA


Birdy by Cal Acad

Loretta
 

Hey folks,

I had less than an hour this morning, but walked down Nancy Pelosi. 

By the Lily Pond there was a small flock with a Warbling Vireo, Townsend, Orange crowned. I saw Hutton Vireo further down the road.

I'm writing because there's a big tree by the academy of sciences that's flowering and is full of birds. Hummers and Bushtits but also a warbling vireo, orange crowned a couple yellows, and probably more. I couldn't stay to sort them all out.

If you're nearly you should take a look?

Good birding!

Loretta

Tree on the left:





Possible Rock Sandpiper at Pier 94 this morning.

bitanangan
 

Hi Birders,
     This bird has flown, apparently southward. May be worth looking for at Heron’s Head. Photos to be examined and posted later today on eBird.
Russ Bright


blackburnian at legion of honor

H Cotter
 

A bright blackburnian was on the south side of the palace of legion of honor in Lincoln park and just flew towards the north side 
Hugh


Chestnut Sided Warbler at Fort Mason

David Assmann
 

Next to steps leading down to Aquatic Park


Blackpoll at Sutro heights park

H Cotter
 

In the “native” area to the south .
Hugh


Palm Warbler and Black-and-white Warbler at Fort Mason

David Assmann
 

Palm found by Derek in front of headquarters


Round up begins

 

Good luck to all the participants. If you’re not already outside, HUSTLE UP!!


Looking forward to the reports this afternoon.

Dominik Mosur


Battery Godfrey 9/25

Andrew Gross
 

I did a hawk watch today from Battery Godfrey. The highlights of an otherwise slow day were a juvenile golden eagle, a juvenile bald eagle, and two juvenile broad-wings. The only other noteworthy sights were 3 ospreys and a flyover lazuli bunting. 


Good birding,

Eli Gross


2020 "Pandemic Version" San Francisco Rare Bird Round Up - Sept 26 2020

H Cotter
 

All,

Just a reminder- would appreciate any reports of good birds in the City tomorrow for the SF Rare Bird Round Up List,

Thanks

Hugh and Alan,

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: H Cotter via groups.io <chatwren=gmail.com@groups.io>
Date: Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 8:07 PM
Subject: [SFBirds] 2020 "Pandemic Version" San Francisco Rare Bird Round Up - Sept 26 2020
To: SF Birds <sfbirds@groups.io>


Normally at this time of the year many of the San Francisco birding community would be planning the annual San Francisco Rare bird Round Up.

Due to the ongoing covid circumstances, Alan and I did not feel it appropriate to organize a formal round up this year.

We are however designating September 26th as the SF Rare bird round up day and encouraging people to bird the City that day as they wish to do so.

We are hoping that people will spread out over the City and bird and cover as many areas as we might do on a Round-Up day.

We are asking that any good birds be reported to SFbirds and Ebird throughout the day and especially to sfbirds as a number of people do not get the hourly ebird reports and sfbirds would make more sense to get the information out quickly and allow people to chase any rarities if they wish to do so.

The species list generated on that day will be used for the countdown checklist for 2020.

We hope you have a good fall birding season and hope that you get to go out and bird on Sept. 26,

Hugh and Alan.


09.25. 20 Crissy Field Vesper Sparrow

H Cotter
 

There was Vesper Sparrow on the east end of the main lawn at Crissy this morning with the Savannah flock. There was a Chipping Sparrow in the east side parking lot along with a Willow Flycatcher.
On the Lagoon was a single White Pelican.


Hugh



Prairie falcon mc laren

Alan Hopkins
 

A prairie falcon just zoomed over McLaren park.



Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device


Tennessee at Fort Mason

David Assmann
 

Lots of expected migrants moving through - also a TENNESSEE WARBLER (in garden).


Lawrence’s goldfinch

Rachel Lawrence
 

With flock of waxwing just to the north Of the big house with lawn Upton Avenue


From: SFBirds@groups.io <SFBirds@groups.io> on behalf of William Pelletier via groups.io <wrpelletier@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 24, 2020 4:38:14 PM
To: SF Birds <sfbirds@groups.io>
Subject: [SFBirds] SFBBO Bird Photo Big Day Fall Challenge this Saturday 9/26
 
SF Birders,

Kitty & I are hosting our second Bird Photo Big Day this Saturday in support of SFBBO ... but this one has a twist. Capture the behavior of a bird. It's not just the quality of the photo that will be judged, but more the content and interesting poses that we are looking for.

For the San
 
Francisco Bay Bird Observatory
  Fall Challenge we are looking for the best photos that depict bird behavior and activity; all species are in the game. Eating, flycatching, preening, bathing, vocalizing, flying, soaring, and hunting. Even the bird's attitude. What behaviors can you capture?

Can you capture a Skimmer skimming? Or a Dipper dipping? Maybe a Rail skulking?

All photos must be taken between 12:01 am and 11:59 pm on Saturday 9/26/2020 and submitted by noon on Sunday 9/27/2020. Each participant can submit a total of 10 photographs for consideration in the "Strike a Pose" contest. All submissions are to be posted on the Facebook group or emailed to Barbara Coll (barbaracoll@...) who will post them on the Facebook Group with credit to the photographer. A $25 donation to SFBBO is requested to participate. 

Head over to the Facebook group to get involved: Nhóm Facebook 

Throughout the day we will be updating on our species total (only photographed species count) with a goal to get 150 species on the day.






Thanks,
Bill P


SFBBO Bird Photo Big Day Fall Challenge this Saturday 9/26

William Pelletier
 

SF Birders,

Kitty & I are hosting our second Bird Photo Big Day this Saturday in support of SFBBO ... but this one has a twist. Capture the behavior of a bird. It's not just the quality of the photo that will be judged, but more the content and interesting poses that we are looking for.

For the San
 
Francisco Bay Bird Observatory
  Fall Challenge we are looking for the best photos that depict bird behavior and activity; all species are in the game. Eating, flycatching, preening, bathing, vocalizing, flying, soaring, and hunting. Even the bird's attitude. What behaviors can you capture?

Can you capture a Skimmer skimming? Or a Dipper dipping? Maybe a Rail skulking?

All photos must be taken between 12:01 am and 11:59 pm on Saturday 9/26/2020 and submitted by noon on Sunday 9/27/2020. Each participant can submit a total of 10 photographs for consideration in the "Strike a Pose" contest. All submissions are to be posted on the Facebook group or emailed to Barbara Coll (barbaracoll@...) who will post them on the Facebook Group with credit to the photographer. A $25 donation to SFBBO is requested to participate. 

Head over to the Facebook group to get involved: Nhóm Facebook 

Throughout the day we will be updating on our species total (only photographed species count) with a goal to get 150 species on the day.






Thanks,
Bill P


Re: npr story on at 4:50 and 6:50pm also link below

Roberta Guise
 

Congratulations. Tell your son he has at least one new fan in SF.

I had wondered whether songs would change — tempo, pitch or tone — now that they’re competing less with traffic.


Warmly,
Roberta

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On Sep 24, 2020, at 4:37 PM, John Luther via groups.io <aplomado-falcon@...> wrote:

Hope you all find this of interest,  It is only 2 minutes long.  For full disclosure David Luther is my son.

John Luther 
Oakland

Subject: npr story on at 4:50 and 6:50pm also link below



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Assistant Professor

Biology Department
Exploratory Hall 1216
George Mason University
4400 University Dr., MS 3E1
Fairfax VA 22030
Phone: 703-993-5267
email: dluther@...
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Fw: npr story on at 4:50 and 6:50pm also link below

John Luther
 

Hope you all find this of interest,  It is only 2 minutes long.  For full disclosure David Luther is my son.

John Luther 
Oakland

Subject: npr story on at 4:50 and 6:50pm also link below



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David Luther PhD
Assistant Professor

Biology Department
Exploratory Hall 1216
George Mason University
4400 University Dr., MS 3E1
Fairfax VA 22030
Phone: 703-993-5267
email: dluther@...
https://dluthe7.wixsite.com/lutherlab


Re: Clay-colored Sparrow at Elk Glen continues - and Rhododendron Dell

Michaela F.
 

The bird at Elk Glen is continuing right now still right south of the maintenance yard! 

Michaela Figari
SF


On Sep 23, 2020, at 1:13 PM, Richard Bradus via groups.io <grizzledjay@...> wrote:


And the sparrow-palooza continued late this morning at the Rhododendron Dell, though very frustrating as there were numerous walkers, dogs and kids and the gardeners were working and checking the sprinklers intermittently, causing the birds to flush constantly. I got only a brief look at the Lark Sparrow but there were continuing Clay-colored (at least one) and multiple Chipping Sparrows (one with a rufous crown) as well as the usual Song and White-crowned. Also a drab bird with a buffy breast that had me stumped for some time but I think is a juvenile Lazuli Bunting.

A quick walk through the AIDS Memorial Grove around noon was good for squirrels but not birds - just a couple of song sparrows, though there was a nice flyover by a migrating Sharp-shinned.

Late this afternoon may be rewarding for those who have not yet enjoyed the sparrow fest, after the crowds and gardeners are gone.

Great day to be outdoors!
Richard Bradus
San Francisco


On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 9:29:27 AM PDT, Nancy Palmer <nancy_palmer@...> wrote:


South of the maintenance yard. South west side of elk glen lake. :)

Best,
Nancy Palmer
SF





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