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Re: Thanksgiving Highlights - Cassin's Vireo, Black-Throated Gray Warbler, Bullock's Oriole

Loretta
 

The Cassin's vireo made an appearance just was I was about to leave El Polin.
 
9:30 am in the first big tree on your right when you enter from the parking lot. 
 
No sign of the black-throated grey. Lots of lovely locals, though. 
 
Thanks for the report, David!
 
Happy Thanksgiving,
 
Loretta

 

On Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 5:19 PM, David Assmann via groups.io
<david_assmann@...> wrote:
A CASSIN'S VIREO and a BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER were Thanksgiving surprises at El Polin Spring today.  Both were in a tree immediately north of the spring. At Fort Mason, the BULLOCK'S ORIOLE has now been in the garden for four weeks.


Thanksgiving Highlights - Cassin's Vireo, Black-Throated Gray Warbler, Bullock's Oriole

David Assmann
 

A CASSIN'S VIREO and a BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER were Thanksgiving surprises at El Polin Spring today.  Both were in a tree immediately north of the spring. At Fort Mason, the BULLOCK'S ORIOLE has now been in the garden for four weeks.


Re: Clay-colored Sparrow

Rajan Rao <rajpie123@...>
 

Correction this is chipping sparrow, but due the bad photo I'll leave it at Spizella Sp.


On Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 5:12 PM Rajan Rao <rajpie123@...> wrote:
Hi all, 
Clay-colored Sparrow found on the north slope of Alemany Farm by 8 year old Adi. 


Happy birding,
Rajan


Clay-colored Sparrow

Rajan Rao <rajpie123@...>
 

Hi all, 
Clay-colored Sparrow found on the north slope of Alemany Farm by 8 year old Adi. 


Happy birding,
Rajan


Re: Rock sandpiper returns to Heron�s Head

Peter Pyle
 

That's funny Joe. Sounds like you have just christened her, even though we don't know if it's a him or not (and these days it doesn't matter anyway). Actually, I'll look at last year's alternate feathering to see if we can tell. P

At 11:13 AM 11/25/2020, Joe Morlan wrote:
Thanks. My voice recognition software thinks this local celebrity is named
"Roxanne Piper."

Short Video showing foraging behavior: https://youtu.be/pynF_iYpxos

Images:
https://macaulaylibrary.org/catalog?taxonCode=rocsan&view=Grid&subId=S76652425

On Sun, 1 Nov 2020 10:23:22 -0800, "Ben Dudek" <benja.dudek@gmail.com>
wrote:

Despite a large party at the end of the point,
a rock sandpiper is currently roosting on the north side of the trail near the end in a similar position to last season’s bird.

Good birding,
Teresa Ely and Ben Dudek
--
Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA



Re: Rock sandpiper returns to Heron�s Head

Joe Morlan
 

Thanks. My voice recognition software thinks this local celebrity is named
"Roxanne Piper."

Short Video showing foraging behavior: https://youtu.be/pynF_iYpxos

Images:
https://macaulaylibrary.org/catalog?taxonCode=rocsan&view=Grid&subId=S76652425

On Sun, 1 Nov 2020 10:23:22 -0800, "Ben Dudek" <benja.dudek@gmail.com>
wrote:

Despite a large party at the end of the point, a rock sandpiper is currently roosting on the north side of the trail near the end in a similar position to last season’s bird.

Good birding,
Teresa Ely and Ben Dudek
--
Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA


Tropical Kingbird Sutro Hghts Park

Peter Pyle
 

This morning in central area east of parapet, favoring large Norfolk/Cook Is pine. Similar to one that was at Cliff House a couple of weeks ago- hopefully will winter here


Continuing Glaucous Gull

Richard Bradus
 

Thankfully the Glaucous Gull continues it's daily routine (and much thanks to those who have posted its appearances over the past few days so that I was finally able to see it).

At Sutro Baths it flew in around 7:30ish to rest and bathe in the freshwater pond with the mixed gull flock, hanging around until about 7:45am when it flew off, going behind the first large offshore rock and disappearing to who knows where. Lots of confusing gulls (confusing for me anyway) with a number of hybrids. Also quite active with small birds, including sparrows, warblers, finches, kinglets, bushtits, territorial hummers and both male and female yellowthroats - nice! 

Richard Bradus
San Francisco


Battery Godfrey 11.21.20: Townsend's Solitaire; Swainson's Hawk etc.

H Cotter
 

Spent the morning with Eli Gross at Battery Godfrey with some nice results.
Winds were E/ NE and it was clear.
Highlights included:

Townsend's Solitaire - (1) that flew directly overhead and east
Swainson's Hawk - (1) light morph juv that came from the west and then crossed to Marin - Late
Tree Swallow- (11) going east.

In addition we had some good movement of Varied Thrush (278) and Band-tailed Pigeon - (Approx 2700 with biggest flock approx 800 or so birds ) mostly going south and Red Crossbill (4) flying west.

Most intriguing were two pale bluebirds flying east in the GG channel at a distance that suggested Mountain Bluebird. They were too far away to confirm.

Hugh


Sutro Seawatch

Eddie Monson
 

Hi all,
Today I did a seawatch from Sutro Baths with Max "the ax" Benningfield. Overall it was a pretty slow day but not without a couple fun moments. First off we had 2 Marbled Murrelets which is always fun and I believe my first of the winter season. Also nice was the Glaucous Gull found by Peter Pyle. Pretty cool to be seawatching and have a beautiful Glaucous fly right by our heads. Seems like it came from Lands End so maybe it's roosting over there. The highlight of the day though was a juvenile Black-legged Kittiwake that we were able to have great views of and study for 4-5 minutes which was a real treat. Seems like with the fog recently some "backup" finally happened allowing for larger pushes of birds today and yesterday.
Good Birding
Eddie


Re: Glaucous Gull continues 11-21

Nico Stuurman
 

Arrived at 7.00 at Sutro Baths and flushed by wedding photographers at 7.10. flew towards the rocks nearby.

Good birding!

On November 20, 2020 4:48:31 PM PST, "Loretta via groups.io" <lchen89@...> wrote:
Hi folks,

I found the gull when walking the coastal trail at Land's End at 8:45 this morning.

It was on this rock with a couple western gulls: 
37.782551,-122.513935)

Sorry for the delayed report, I had my crap bins with me. Wanted to verify before sending. (Thanks Rudy!)

So if you strike out on the beach and at Sutro, take a quick walk to check the rocks off the coastal trail!

Good birding,

Loretta


On Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 4:11 PM, Dario Taraborelli
<dario.taraborelli@...> wrote:
For what it's worth, it seems to be repeating a consistent pattern over the last 2 days: bathing at Sutro Baths, stationing at Seal Rocks (where he was briefly until it got flushed by a bunch of WEGUs) and then roosting on the stretch of Ocean Beach just north of Fulton / associating with a mixed crowd. Hope it sticks around a bit longer so others can see it. 

On Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 9:08 AM Aaron Maizlish <amm.birdlists@...> wrote:
Thanks for the heads-up. I arrived just in time to watch this beautiful gull take off from the beach near Fulton and fly lazily north along the beach and around the Cliff House presumably back to the Sutro Baths. 

Aaron Maizlish



> On Nov 19, 2020, at 8:04 AM, Dario Taraborelli <dario.taraborelli@...> wrote:
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--
Nico Stuurman


Continuing birds - Glaucous Gull at Sutro Baths and Bullock's Oriole at Fort Mason

David Assmann
 

The GLAUCOUS GULL found by Peter Pyle 2 days ago flew into Sutro Baths a little after seven this morning and left about a half hour later.  A BULLOCK'S ORIOLE continues at Fort Mason.


Re: Glaucous Gull continues

Loretta
 

Hi folks,

I found the gull when walking the coastal trail at Land's End at 8:45 this morning.

It was on this rock with a couple western gulls: 
37.782551,-122.513935)

Sorry for the delayed report, I had my crap bins with me. Wanted to verify before sending. (Thanks Rudy!)

So if you strike out on the beach and at Sutro, take a quick walk to check the rocks off the coastal trail!

Good birding,

Loretta


On Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 4:11 PM, Dario Taraborelli
<dario.taraborelli@...> wrote:
For what it's worth, it seems to be repeating a consistent pattern over the last 2 days: bathing at Sutro Baths, stationing at Seal Rocks (where he was briefly until it got flushed by a bunch of WEGUs) and then roosting on the stretch of Ocean Beach just north of Fulton / associating with a mixed crowd. Hope it sticks around a bit longer so others can see it. 

On Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 9:08 AM Aaron Maizlish <amm.birdlists@...> wrote:
Thanks for the heads-up. I arrived just in time to watch this beautiful gull take off from the beach near Fulton and fly lazily north along the beach and around the Cliff House presumably back to the Sutro Baths. 

Aaron Maizlish



> On Nov 19, 2020, at 8:04 AM, Dario Taraborelli <dario.taraborelli@...> wrote:
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> Currently at Ocean beach in a mixed flock at (37.7739390, -122.5120854). Relocated by Eli earlier this morning, bathing at Sutro Baths.
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Crissy - 11.20.20 - Many Elegant Terns

H Cotter
 

Nothing rare at Crissy this morning but was surprised to see over 200 Elegant Terns in the lagoon and on the sandbar - this is a big number for this late in the season ?
Also seen were 15 Red-breasted Mergs; 3 Hooded Mergs and 5 Cackling Geese - looked like four Aleutian and one Minima - but need to confirm this.

Hugh


Re: Glaucous Gull continues

Dario Taraborelli
 

For what it's worth, it seems to be repeating a consistent pattern over the last 2 days: bathing at Sutro Baths, stationing at Seal Rocks (where he was briefly until it got flushed by a bunch of WEGUs) and then roosting on the stretch of Ocean Beach just north of Fulton / associating with a mixed crowd. Hope it sticks around a bit longer so others can see it. 


On Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 9:08 AM Aaron Maizlish <amm.birdlists@...> wrote:
Thanks for the heads-up. I arrived just in time to watch this beautiful gull take off from the beach near Fulton and fly lazily north along the beach and around the Cliff House presumably back to the Sutro Baths. 

Aaron Maizlish



> On Nov 19, 2020, at 8:04 AM, Dario Taraborelli <dario.taraborelli@...> wrote:
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> Currently at Ocean beach in a mixed flock at (37.7739390, -122.5120854). Relocated by Eli earlier this morning, bathing at Sutro Baths.
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Re: Glaucous Gull continues

Aaron Maizlish
 

Thanks for the heads-up. I arrived just in time to watch this beautiful gull take off from the beach near Fulton and fly lazily north along the beach and around the Cliff House presumably back to the Sutro Baths.

Aaron Maizlish

On Nov 19, 2020, at 8:04 AM, Dario Taraborelli <dario.taraborelli@gmail.com> wrote:

Currently at Ocean beach in a mixed flock at (37.7739390, -122.5120854). Relocated by Eli earlier this morning, bathing at Sutro Baths.




Glaucous Gull continues

Dario Taraborelli
 

Currently at Ocean beach in a mixed flock at (37.7739390, -122.5120854). Relocated by Eli earlier this morning, bathing at Sutro Baths.


Re: Glaucous Gull Sutro Baths

Peter Pyle
 

After examining photos by Rudy Wallen I (and Rudy) believe it to be 2nd cycle, not first cycle. I'll load my photos tonight or tomorrow (it seems eBird may be back up) to compare with the bird on Ocean Beach. Peter

At 08:04 AM 11/18/2020, Peter Pyle via groups.io wrote:
First cycle in bathing flock 08:00



Re: Glaucous Gull Sutro Baths

Oscar Moss
 

Sorry, to clarify, there’s only one, my bad.
Oscar

On Nov 18, 2020, at 9:58 AM, Rudyard Wallen <rudyardwallen@gmail.com> wrote:


Re: Glaucous Gull Sutro Baths

Oscar Moss
 

Ok, then there are TWO glaucous Gulls, because I just “relocated” it at the end of Fulton!

Oscar

On Nov 18, 2020, at 9:54 AM, Logan Kahle <logan@archive.org> wrote:

Augie Kramer and I just located presumably the same 1c Glaucous Gull in w gull flock on ocean beach at cabrillo now.

Logan
On Nov 18, 2020, at 8:04 AM, Peter Pyle <ppyle@birdpop.org> wrote:

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