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Re: Least Flycatcher in Presidio

Nico Stuurman
 

To rectify and clarify: It is at Arguello and Pacific Ave W, along the trail parallel to Pacific Ave W just to the east of Arguello.  Also, Least Flycatcher is my best guess, but Empids are hard to distinguish (and all rare this tie of year), so hope that others will get good looks and hear the bird as well.

Best,

Nico

On 12/20/2020 12:09 PM, Nico Stuurman wrote:

At Arguello and Pacific Ave E. Moving around low in bushes.

Good birding!

Nico
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Nico Stuurman


Least Flycatcher in Presidio

Nico Stuurman
 

At Arguello and Pacific Ave E. Moving around low in bushes.

Good birding!

Nico
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Nico Stuurman


W meadowlark Crissy field

Brandy Deminna Ford
 

24 Western Meadowlark on east side of Crissy Field.


Re: No Snowy Plovers

Dominik Mosur
 

Hi Alan,

I’ve counted  30-40 between Judah an Taraval the last few days going back to Wednesday. 

Also , with logan we observed a usgs biologists flushing them during routine mapping.

I’ll check again tomorrow.

Dominik 


On Dec 19, 2020, at 13:57, Aaron Maizlish <amm.birdlists@...> wrote:

There were about 60 Snowy Plovers there two weeks ago. I walked along the beach on Sunday after the king tide. The water had gone all the way up to the foot of the cliffs(!) and the beach was entirely wet. No pavers, I assume they temporarily relocated elsewhere last weekend. Hope they return. 

Aaron


On Dec 19, 2020, at 1:37 PM, Alan Hopkins <alanhopkins@...> wrote:


I walked Ocean Beach from Noriega to Irving and saw no Snowy Plovers jus tons of people and their dogs. Apparently the powers that be, by closing streets, want to cram as many people in as small a space as possible. 

If you see any Snowy Plovers in this area let us know! 

Alan S. Hopkins
San Francisco, CA



Re: No Snowy Plovers

Aaron Maizlish
 

There were about 60 Snowy Plovers there two weeks ago. I walked along the beach on Sunday after the king tide. The water had gone all the way up to the foot of the cliffs(!) and the beach was entirely wet. No pavers, I assume they temporarily relocated elsewhere last weekend. Hope they return. 

Aaron


On Dec 19, 2020, at 1:37 PM, Alan Hopkins <alanhopkins@...> wrote:


I walked Ocean Beach from Noriega to Irving and saw no Snowy Plovers jus tons of people and their dogs. Apparently the powers that be, by closing streets, want to cram as many people in as small a space as possible. 

If you see any Snowy Plovers in this area let us know! 

Alan S. Hopkins
San Francisco, CA



No Snowy Plovers

Alan Hopkins
 

I walked Ocean Beach from Noriega to Irving and saw no Snowy Plovers jus tons of people and their dogs. Apparently the powers that be, by closing streets, want to cram as many people in as small a space as possible. 

If you see any Snowy Plovers in this area let us know! 

Alan S. Hopkins
San Francisco, CA



Re: Oops correction Crissy lagoon sorry

Victor Brouk
 

Well you're not alone. I managed to follow your mistake after this - oops! My fault for the ebird alert, sorry everyone. Here's a photos from to make up for my mistake hopefully.


Oops correction Crissy lagoon sorry

Rachel Lawrence
 

Against the light red breasted merganset


From: SFBirds@groups.io <SFBirds@groups.io> on behalf of Rachel Lawrence <Rachelalawrence@...>
Sent: Friday, December 18, 2020 8:14:58 AM
To: SFBirds@groups.io <SFBirds@groups.io>
Subject: [SFBirds] Common merganser Crissy Lagoon
 
Currently swimming west end


Common merganser Crissy Lagoon

Rachel Lawrence
 

Currently swimming west end


Yellow bellied Sapsucker at BV Dec 15

Dave Weber
 

Just had the very cooperative YBSA behind the right lattice on fence at BV Manor. 9:10 to 9:35 am
.


Dave Weber,
Milpitas
By phone


White fronts 12/14/20

 

A noisy pack of (~15) Greater White-fronted Geese just passed over the outer sunset at 41st and Lawton heading south.

Dominik Mosur
41st and Lawton


Re: Lapland Longspur Ocean Beach

Peter Pyle
 

Dog walker... flew N toward ~Judah

On Dec 13, 2020, at 08:44, Peter Pyle via groups.io <ppyle@...> wrote:

With SNPLs ~Moraga





Lapland Longspur Ocean Beach

Peter Pyle
 

With SNPLs ~Moraga


Re: Yellow bellied sapsucker Buena Vista Park

Brian Fitch
 

My wife and I just left the sapsucker a while ago at BV Park.  We heard the bird around 1 PM in the flowering gums along the park side of the street, but saw nothing until 20 minutes later when Ken Moy arrived, and as we greeted him the bird flew out of the Manor House trees and into the big oak that cantilevers over the park side sidewalk.  It then flew over the three benches and into cypress.  This is along Buena Vista Ave East.

I've searched for this bird several times since first finding it on 11/27, so was glad to finally get better though still brief views of it.  Thanks for refinding it Rachel.
Brian Fitch


On Fri, Dec 11, 2020 at 10:55 PM Adam Winer <awiner@...> wrote:
For what it's worth, attaching a few photos of this bird (I have more), showing the back and both sides of the head and the crown.  It's pretty clearly a first-year bird, with a lot of juvenile feathers still retained on the crown and no obvious black breast band.  That itself seems a pretty strong piece of evidence that this is Yellow-bellied, since as best I understand it a Red-naped should have long finished molting the head feathers by now?  The barring on the back is fairly extensive, with only a narrow black midline with some white feathering intruding even there.  And I see no red anywhere on the nape.

Other features:
- The black border to the throat looks fairly complete at the sides - I can't be sure if the few paler feathers I'm seeing in the black on the left side of the throat are just retained brown feathers from juvenile plumage or worrisome red feathers. 
- There is a small white patch at the chin in one of these photos which is maybe a bit worrisome (female Red-naped can, I think, show that)

-- Adam Winer

Attached photos, all a bit under-exposed (full sized at https://photos.app.goo.gl/fcXfx8gkky9fJJJR8):

PC110102.jpgPC110048.jpgPC110033.jpg

On Fri, Dec 11, 2020 at 4:07 PM Logan Kahle <logan@...> wrote:
Ad male Yb sap in same pittosporum where rudy described it here (37.7666613, -122.4408627) then quickly bolted nw around the corner.

Thanks to everyone for the prompt reports.

Logan
> On Dec 11, 2020, at 12:30 PM, Rachel Lawrence <rachelalawrence@...> wrote:
>






Re: Yellow bellied sapsucker Buena Vista Park

Adam Winer
 

For what it's worth, attaching a few photos of this bird (I have more), showing the back and both sides of the head and the crown.  It's pretty clearly a first-year bird, with a lot of juvenile feathers still retained on the crown and no obvious black breast band.  That itself seems a pretty strong piece of evidence that this is Yellow-bellied, since as best I understand it a Red-naped should have long finished molting the head feathers by now?  The barring on the back is fairly extensive, with only a narrow black midline with some white feathering intruding even there.  And I see no red anywhere on the nape.

Other features:
- The black border to the throat looks fairly complete at the sides - I can't be sure if the few paler feathers I'm seeing in the black on the left side of the throat are just retained brown feathers from juvenile plumage or worrisome red feathers. 
- There is a small white patch at the chin in one of these photos which is maybe a bit worrisome (female Red-naped can, I think, show that)

-- Adam Winer

Attached photos, all a bit under-exposed (full sized at https://photos.app.goo.gl/fcXfx8gkky9fJJJR8):

PC110102.jpgPC110048.jpgPC110033.jpg

On Fri, Dec 11, 2020 at 4:07 PM Logan Kahle <logan@...> wrote:
Ad male Yb sap in same pittosporum where rudy described it here (37.7666613, -122.4408627) then quickly bolted nw around the corner.

Thanks to everyone for the prompt reports.

Logan
> On Dec 11, 2020, at 12:30 PM, Rachel Lawrence <rachelalawrence@...> wrote:
>






Re: Yellow bellied sapsucker Buena Vista Park

Logan Kahle
 

Ad male Yb sap in same pittosporum where rudy described it here (37.7666613, -122.4408627) then quickly bolted nw around the corner.

Thanks to everyone for the prompt reports.

Logan

On Dec 11, 2020, at 12:30 PM, Rachel Lawrence <rachelalawrence@...> wrote:


Re: White-throated Sparrow, GG Heights

Nancy Palmer
 

Hi all,
Ken Moy and I had a WTSP (tan-striped) on our way in to El Polin from the Arguello gate yesterday as well. 
Coordinates: (37.7901359, -122.4583055)

Best,
Nancy Palmer
San Francisco



On Dec 11, 2020, at 2:27 PM, Paul Saraceni <paulsaraceni@...> wrote:

I observed another WTSP (tan-striped) this morning feeding near White-crowned and Song Sparrows along the outer sidewalk that borders the NW side of Buena Vista Park.

Paul Saraceni
San Francisco

On 12/11/2020 12:47 PM Peter Pyle <ppyle@...> wrote:


Hi all -

There has been a WTSP wintering with other crowns along "Mount Lane" 
staircase below Rocky Outcrop; map and photos here:
https://ebird.org/checklist/S77160754
I heard it this morning, a richer more melodious "chink" than the 
local Zonotrichia. It has been feeding in the berried Cotoneaster and 
Echium seed heads about half way down.

Since it wasn't eBird flagged I haven't reported it but Hugh C 
thought some might be interested since there have been few around 
this year. Also for the SF XBC.

Cheers, Peter




Re: White-throated Sparrow, GG Heights

Paul Saraceni
 

I observed another WTSP (tan-striped) this morning feeding near White-crowned and Song Sparrows along the outer sidewalk that borders the NW side of Buena Vista Park.

Paul Saraceni
San Francisco

On 12/11/2020 12:47 PM Peter Pyle <ppyle@...> wrote:


Hi all -

There has been a WTSP wintering with other crowns along "Mount Lane"
staircase below Rocky Outcrop; map and photos here:
https://ebird.org/checklist/S77160754
I heard it this morning, a richer more melodious "chink" than the
local Zonotrichia. It has been feeding in the berried Cotoneaster and
Echium seed heads about half way down.

Since it wasn't eBird flagged I haven't reported it but Hugh C
thought some might be interested since there have been few around
this year. Also for the SF XBC.

Cheers, Peter


White-throated Sparrow, GG Heights

Peter Pyle
 

Hi all -

There has been a WTSP wintering with other crowns along "Mount Lane" staircase below Rocky Outcrop; map and photos here:
https://ebird.org/checklist/S77160754
I heard it this morning, a richer more melodious "chink" than the local Zonotrichia. It has been feeding in the berried Cotoneaster and Echium seed heads about half way down.

Since it wasn't eBird flagged I haven't reported it but Hugh C thought some might be interested since there have been few around this year. Also for the SF XBC.

Cheers, Peter


Yellow bellied sapsucker Buena Vista Park

Rachel Lawrence
 

Just caught sight of Brian Fitch’s sapsucker from a week or two ago 
It flew from NZ Christmas tree with sapsucker holes on south east side of BV to trees to the west of BV Manor House

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