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Male Surf Scoter Herons Head Park

Keith Dabney
 

Saw male out at tip of HH Park peninsula a few weeks ago, and twice since over near India Basin. Bright colors, easy to spot, but I can't ID the female yet. Yellowlegs at HH

--
Keith


Re: Union Square White-throated Sparrows

Randy Collignon
 

I had a chance to see one of the White Throated Sparrows in the trees on the Post St. side of the NE area of Union Square around 9:30 this morning. Thanks Russ for that report, that was cool bird to catch.

Randy Collignon


Society for the protection of shorebirds

World Shorebirds Day
 

Hello All,

 

I hope it is fine to post this here. 

 

Have you heard about the new community formed to work for the protection of shorebirds on a global scale? We are nothing short of ambition and passion when it comes to shorebird conservation and more study. The society is open for everyone from individuals to organisations. Please be invited to learn more about this community and join us (https://www.shorebirdconservation.org/membership). No membership fee yet. Please visit our website at https://www.shorebirdconservation.org 

 

Stay safe. 

 

Best wishes, Szimi

______________

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The CHARADRIUS vSociety

https://www.shorebirdconservation.org

https://www.facebook.com/EurasianShorebirdSurvey

https://twitter.com/shorebird_soc


Re: Sora in Stow Lake

Ken Moy
 

I have not seen 2 soras but last week saw a single sora in the same location gathering nesting materials and hauling it towards the shoreline.


On Thu, Jan 28, 2021 at 9:04 PM Dario Taraborelli <dario.taraborelli@...> wrote:
Despite the fact that all eBird checklists mention a single Sora at Stow Lake, there are definitely two distinct birds in the NE corner of the lake at the exact location mentioned by Kay, see another report here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/68576994

I was lucky to see one of these birds in perfect light a couple of times:

On Thu, Jan 28, 2021 at 7:04 PM Rick Prelinger <footage@...> wrote:

We saw a Sora nearby there last week. I think there have been other sightings as well.

Rick


Rick Prelinger
Prelinger Library & Archives, San Francisco
footage@...

Professor, Film & Digital Media
UC Santa Cruz
rick@...

On Thu, Jan 28, 2021, 17:39 Kay Voyvodich <voyvodichkay@...> wrote:
Walking around Stow Lake at approximately 4pm today and noticed an unusual bird (for me). I believe it was a Sora. Location: The bird was in the northeastern corner of the lake (above the Japanese Tea Garden) in and around a large bush/tree whose branches hang into the water. This is a screenshot from Google Maps to show you the exact location. Can someone more expert than me confirm this sighting? Thank you. 

  in and around a large bush/tree whose branches hang into the water. 


Re: Sora in Stow Lake

Dario Taraborelli
 

Despite the fact that all eBird checklists mention a single Sora at Stow Lake, there are definitely two distinct birds in the NE corner of the lake at the exact location mentioned by Kay, see another report here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/68576994

I was lucky to see one of these birds in perfect light a couple of times:


On Thu, Jan 28, 2021 at 7:04 PM Rick Prelinger <footage@...> wrote:

We saw a Sora nearby there last week. I think there have been other sightings as well.

Rick


Rick Prelinger
Prelinger Library & Archives, San Francisco
footage@...

Professor, Film & Digital Media
UC Santa Cruz
rick@...

On Thu, Jan 28, 2021, 17:39 Kay Voyvodich <voyvodichkay@...> wrote:
Walking around Stow Lake at approximately 4pm today and noticed an unusual bird (for me). I believe it was a Sora. Location: The bird was in the northeastern corner of the lake (above the Japanese Tea Garden) in and around a large bush/tree whose branches hang into the water. This is a screenshot from Google Maps to show you the exact location. Can someone more expert than me confirm this sighting? Thank you. 

  in and around a large bush/tree whose branches hang into the water. 


Re: Sora in Stow Lake

Rick Prelinger
 


We saw a Sora nearby there last week. I think there have been other sightings as well.

Rick


Rick Prelinger
Prelinger Library & Archives, San Francisco
footage@...

Professor, Film & Digital Media
UC Santa Cruz
rick@...


On Thu, Jan 28, 2021, 17:39 Kay Voyvodich <voyvodichkay@...> wrote:
Walking around Stow Lake at approximately 4pm today and noticed an unusual bird (for me). I believe it was a Sora. Location: The bird was in the northeastern corner of the lake (above the Japanese Tea Garden) in and around a large bush/tree whose branches hang into the water. This is a screenshot from Google Maps to show you the exact location. Can someone more expert than me confirm this sighting? Thank you. 

  in and around a large bush/tree whose branches hang into the water. 


Re: Sora in Stow Lake

Joel Perlstein
 

A few days ago I ran into the woman who is the head docent for the great blue herons that nest at Stow Lake.
She told me that she regularly sees 2 sora at the location you mentioned.


--
Joel Perlstein
San Francisco


Sora in Stow Lake

Kay Voyvodich
 

Walking around Stow Lake at approximately 4pm today and noticed an unusual bird (for me). I believe it was a Sora. Location: The bird was in the northeastern corner of the lake (above the Japanese Tea Garden) in and around a large bush/tree whose branches hang into the water. This is a screenshot from Google Maps to show you the exact location. Can someone more expert than me confirm this sighting? Thank you. 

  in and around a large bush/tree whose branches hang into the water. 


Union Square White-throated Sparrows

bitanangan
 

Hi Birders,
     Pair near the cafe on NE side.
Russ Bright


Portsmouth Square Yellow Warbler

bitanangan
 

Hi Birders,
     Good bird for Chinatown...hanging around in Mulberry-like tree at Clay and Kearny now.
Russ Bright
SF


Re: City Birds: Kestrel, Bluebird, Say’s Phoebe

Aaron Maizlish
 

Over the past several months, Western Bluebirds have colonized this neighborhood in Bernal Heights around Coso Square (Coso and Precita).  I was reminded of this just now when a male Western Bluebird peered directly into my office window (3rd floor), about five feet from me.

Aaron Maizlish

On Jan 24, 2021, at 9:19 PM, Mike Carozza <mike.carozza@...> wrote:

I visited friends who live under Bernal Hill yesterday and had 3 great “Street Birds.”

I had a WESTERN BLUEBIRD eating on a telephone pole over 24th and South Van Ness.

A male AMERICAN KESTREL at Bernal Hill which seems pretty common in winter there.  Presiding over a very small patch of steep unmowed grass. 

A SAY’S PHOEBE flycatching from a street tree on Precita St near Shotwell right in front of somebody’s bay window. 

Seeing these open space birds working within the city grid was just plain cool. Also, two pairs of RAVENS seemed to be bonding on the hill. 

Up north in the town of Sonoma today there was a huge female COOPER’S HAWK flying between giant Valley Oaks, boldly ca-ca-ca-ca’ing, and flaring the white flaps on her tail in flight and while landing. What an Animal!

-MC


--
Mike Carozza
914-475-9355


Re: Fall Migration, late?

Dominik Mosur
 

Daniel,

The cormorants are probably moving to follow the herring spawn that’s occurring in the bay. A group of 11 just flew over corona Hill about 20 minutes ago.

Dom



On Jan 26, 2021, at 09:10, Daniel Scali <daniel.s.scali@...> wrote:

Hello hello,

Amazing! At 8am about 100 double crested Cormorants flew in a few formations SE bound over our house near 25th and Geary. I’ve never seen large flocks over land before. About 10 minutes later had a lifer yard bird, American Goldfinch (actually 2 landed in our bare tree). It was the bold contrasting wing bar pattern that caught my attention and flight calls that confirmed it. Those calls, by the way, came from the 2 birds communicating in unison with other AMGOs also heading SE. There were about 20 Spinus sp. in 2 flocks, maybe all Americans but I would guess others might have interloped.

So yeah, why are they all flying the wrong way??? Is winter finally here?

Kidding about fall migration but wondering if the behavior is linked to approaching storms and or the freezing temps.

Miss y’all,
Dan Scali, sf


Fall Migration, late?

Daniel Scali
 

Hello hello,

Amazing! At 8am about 100 double crested Cormorants flew in a few formations SE bound over our house near 25th and Geary. I’ve never seen large flocks over land before. About 10 minutes later had a lifer yard bird, American Goldfinch (actually 2 landed in our bare tree). It was the bold contrasting wing bar pattern that caught my attention and flight calls that confirmed it. Those calls, by the way, came from the 2 birds communicating in unison with other AMGOs also heading SE. There were about 20 Spinus sp. in 2 flocks, maybe all Americans but I would guess others might have interloped.

So yeah, why are they all flying the wrong way??? Is winter finally here?

Kidding about fall migration but wondering if the behavior is linked to approaching storms and or the freezing temps.

Miss y’all,
Dan Scali, sf


City Birds: Kestrel, Bluebird, Say’s Phoebe

Mike Carozza
 

I visited friends who live under Bernal Hill yesterday and had 3 great “Street Birds.”

I had a WESTERN BLUEBIRD eating on a telephone pole over 24th and South Van Ness.

A male AMERICAN KESTREL at Bernal Hill which seems pretty common in winter there.  Presiding over a very small patch of steep unmowed grass. 

A SAY’S PHOEBE flycatching from a street tree on Precita St near Shotwell right in front of somebody’s bay window. 

Seeing these open space birds working within the city grid was just plain cool. Also, two pairs of RAVENS seemed to be bonding on the hill. 

Up north in the town of Sonoma today there was a huge female COOPER’S HAWK flying between giant Valley Oaks, boldly ca-ca-ca-ca’ing, and flaring the white flaps on her tail in flight and while landing. What an Animal!

-MC


--
Mike Carozza
914-475-9355


herring run 01-23

Mila Zinkova <Milazinkova@...>
 

Hello,

Some of you were asking about seagulls.  So today I filmed them


Mila. 


Re: Corrected Link -Bay Area Raptor Rescue - [SFBirds] Great horned owl in distress at Glen Park

Tim Liguori
 

FYI – For the Solano County area, contact the Suisun Wildlife Center - Suisun Wildlife Rescue Center

 

They just released a Golden Eagle yesterday.

 

Tim Liguori

Fairfield, CA

 

From: SFBirds@groups.io <SFBirds@groups.io> On Behalf Of Siobhan Ruck
Sent: Saturday, January 23, 2021 10:28 AM
To: Siobhan Ruck <ms.siobhan.ruck@...>
Cc: Rudyard Wallen <arelist12@...>; SF Birds <sfbirds@groups.io>
Subject: Re: Corrected Link -Bay Area Raptor Rescue - [SFBirds] Great horned owl in distress at Glen Park

 

Apologies for any confusion - the clickable link was correct, but when I spelled it out (because links are sometimes disabled on lists) I wrote it incorrectly.  It should be bayraptorrescue dot org.

 

Siobhan Ruck, SF

 

 

On Jan 23, 2021, at 10:16 AM, Siobhan Ruck via groups.io <ms.siobhan.ruck@...> wrote:

 

For any raptors - diurnal or nocturnal - in trouble, you can always contact Bay Area Raptor Rescue.  I’ve just passed the information on to them but anyone can find them through bayarearaptorrescue dot org - https://www.bayraptorrescue.org  

 

Craig Nikitas, who operates it, has decades of experience working with wild raptors.  He rescues all around the greater Bay Area, and fortunately is very close to this bird.

 

Siobhan Ruck, SF

 

On Jan 23, 2021, at 10:07 AM, Rudyard Wallen <arelist12@...> wrote:

 

animal control is on their way already but dispatch wasn't sure which of the two diamonds are being referred to. Their number is (415) 554-9400

 

-Rudy

 

On Sat, Jan 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM Dominik Mosur <dominikmosur@...> wrote:

For any good birding acitizens in the area, there is a great horned owl on the baseball diamond at Glen Park. It may be suffering from rodenticide toxicity. Anyone in the area who could potentially get it to a safe place? Unfortunately I’m out of town.

Thank you
DominiK




 

 


Re: Great horned owl in distress at Glen Park

Lee-Hong Chang
 

Don't know if this owl is one of the breeding pair here at Glen Canyon Park. The female has been incubating eggs for nearly two weeks now. Just checked the nest, it looked like she was still incubating. Hopeful, the impact on nesting activities would be minimal. I will continue to monitor the situation. 

Lee, SF 


On Sat, Jan 23, 2021 at 10:07 AM, Rudyard Wallen
<arelist12@...> wrote:
animal control is on their way already but dispatch wasn't sure which of the two diamonds are being referred to. Their number is (415) 554-9400

-Rudy

On Sat, Jan 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM Dominik Mosur <dominikmosur@...> wrote:
For any good birding acitizens in the area, there is a great horned owl on the baseball diamond at Glen Park. It may be suffering from rodenticide toxicity. Anyone in the area who could potentially get it to a safe place? Unfortunately I’m out of town.

Thank you
DominiK






Re: Corrected Link -Bay Area Raptor Rescue - [SFBirds] Great horned owl in distress at Glen Park

Siobhan Ruck
 

Apologies for any confusion - the clickable link was correct, but when I spelled it out (because links are sometimes disabled on lists) I wrote it incorrectly.  It should be bayraptorrescue dot org.

Siobhan Ruck, SF


On Jan 23, 2021, at 10:16 AM, Siobhan Ruck via groups.io <ms.siobhan.ruck@...> wrote:

For any raptors - diurnal or nocturnal - in trouble, you can always contact Bay Area Raptor Rescue.  I’ve just passed the information on to them but anyone can find them through bayarearaptorrescue dot org - https://www.bayraptorrescue.org  

Craig Nikitas, who operates it, has decades of experience working with wild raptors.  He rescues all around the greater Bay Area, and fortunately is very close to this bird.

Siobhan Ruck, SF

On Jan 23, 2021, at 10:07 AM, Rudyard Wallen <arelist12@...> wrote:

animal control is on their way already but dispatch wasn't sure which of the two diamonds are being referred to. Their number is (415) 554-9400

-Rudy

On Sat, Jan 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM Dominik Mosur <dominikmosur@...> wrote:
For any good birding acitizens in the area, there is a great horned owl on the baseball diamond at Glen Park. It may be suffering from rodenticide toxicity. Anyone in the area who could potentially get it to a safe place? Unfortunately I’m out of town.

Thank you
DominiK








Bay Area Raptor Rescue - [SFBirds] Great horned owl in distress at Glen Park

Siobhan Ruck
 

For any raptors - diurnal or nocturnal - in trouble, you can always contact Bay Area Raptor Rescue.  I’ve just passed the information on to them but anyone can find them through bayarearaptorrescue dot org - https://www.bayraptorrescue.org  

Craig Nikitas, who operates it, has decades of experience working with wild raptors.  He rescues all around the greater Bay Area, and fortunately is very close to this bird.

Siobhan Ruck, SF

On Jan 23, 2021, at 10:07 AM, Rudyard Wallen <arelist12@...> wrote:

animal control is on their way already but dispatch wasn't sure which of the two diamonds are being referred to. Their number is (415) 554-9400

-Rudy

On Sat, Jan 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM Dominik Mosur <dominikmosur@...> wrote:
For any good birding acitizens in the area, there is a great horned owl on the baseball diamond at Glen Park. It may be suffering from rodenticide toxicity. Anyone in the area who could potentially get it to a safe place? Unfortunately I’m out of town.

Thank you
DominiK







Re: Great horned owl in distress at Glen Park

Rudyard Wallen
 

animal control is on their way already but dispatch wasn't sure which of the two diamonds are being referred to. Their number is (415) 554-9400

-Rudy


On Sat, Jan 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM Dominik Mosur <dominikmosur@...> wrote:
For any good birding acitizens in the area, there is a great horned owl on the baseball diamond at Glen Park. It may be suffering from rodenticide toxicity. Anyone in the area who could potentially get it to a safe place? Unfortunately I’m out of town.

Thank you
DominiK





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