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Re: Continuing: Sabine's Gull and Swamp Sparrow

Evleen
 

Thanks Dominik! Finally caught up to her and “her” flock down from stairwell 21.

There were no signs of it being sick or injured from my observations, which lasted well over an hour.

One of the western seagulls in the flock seemed to be playing the part of protector to the Sabine! Often standing guard near her !


Re: Continuing: Sabine's Gull and Swamp Sparrow

Evleen
 

Sos anyone seen Sabine this miorning? Im getting so desperate and currently st OB. 
Huge thanks for any leads!

Evleen



On Apr 9, 2021, at 18:25, Eddie Bartley <eddie@...> wrote:

Had a nice look of the Sabine's Gull out at OB this morning, just across from the Beach Chalet. Was preening around it's breast "wound" at points. After about 5 minutes of study a dog walker, either oblivious or purposely (or both) threw a ball into the resting flock, his two dogs thought it more fun to chase the birds. The Sabine's flew west not returning to that area for at least 15 minutes. Large numbers of Whimbrel (~50), lower numbers of Godwit (~10), several Caspian Tern flying north.
https://ebird.org/checklist/S85167687

We looped North lake afterwards, more song than we've heard this year, especially warblers. At the north end of the lake a SWAMP SPARROW was skulking in the willow, eventually coming out for a quick grab of some seed people have left out. 
https://ebird.org/checklist/S85174198

Happy Trails!

Eddie Bartley
Noreen Weeden


Continuing: Sabine's Gull and Swamp Sparrow

Eddie Bartley
 

Had a nice look of the Sabine's Gull out at OB this morning, just across from the Beach Chalet. Was preening around it's breast "wound" at points. After about 5 minutes of study a dog walker, either oblivious or purposely (or both) threw a ball into the resting flock, his two dogs thought it more fun to chase the birds. The Sabine's flew west not returning to that area for at least 15 minutes. Large numbers of Whimbrel (~50), lower numbers of Godwit (~10), several Caspian Tern flying north.
https://ebird.org/checklist/S85167687

We looped North lake afterwards, more song than we've heard this year, especially warblers. At the north end of the lake a SWAMP SPARROW was skulking in the willow, eventually coming out for a quick grab of some seed people have left out. 
https://ebird.org/checklist/S85174198

Happy Trails!

Eddie Bartley
Noreen Weeden


Red-necked Grebe

Mick Griffin
 


Red -necked Grebe still at Crissy Fields by fishing pier this morning and some beautiful Common & Red-throated Loons






Mick Griffin
LONDON TILE
415.302.1489






Sabine's Gull Friday morning

rosita94598
 

Made the early commute all the way to Ocean Beach and found the Sabine's Gull on the edge of the water with a gull flock.  It was about opposite the Beach Chalet. 

About the time I turned to walk back toward the car, the woman with her large off-leash arrived near the flock and they all scattered.  No idea which way the Sabine's headed.  By 7:20 AM I was back in the car and heading off.

Hugh B. Harvey
Walnut Creek


Re: Chasing Sabine's up Ocean Beach

Brian Fitch
 

I'll throw in a brief behavioral note here regarding the gull's health.  When I saw it early Tuesday morning, I thought it looked rather chipper for an injured bird, certainly more bright-eyed than I'd be if something had ripped off a big section of chest skin.  But then the Sabine's leaned forward and lowered its injured portion onto the wet sand for a few seconds before completely sitting down.  I left it in that posture, but it obviously is not feeling normal, whether from ongoing pain of the wound, or more hopefully, the irritation of healing skin.

There were two Pacific-slope Flycatchers in Buena Vista Park yesterday.
Brian Fitch


On Thu, Apr 8, 2021 at 1:10 PM Richard Bradus via groups.io <grizzledjay=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi all

The plucky Sabine's Gull continues at Ocean Beach, though seeing it is a matter of patience and luck (no real skill needed).

I started at about 10:45 this morning (Apr. 8) across from the north windmill and initially headed north, scanning the mostly sleeping mixed Western/Mew flock. Nope. There were just a few Mew gulls at the water's edge, so I continued south, scanning multiple groups of gulls, then lots of Whimbrels and Sanderlings. Down by Noriega or so I was just about to give up when a small flock of small gulls flew by from the south, including the Sabine's (yea!) - but they continued north. Huffing back north up the beach, the Sabine's seemed to lead the rather skittish bunch, flying further north with every little disturbance from joggers or dogs. They went as far north as Fulton (at least). It (they) finally settled where multiple observers have reported it, across from the Beach Chalet, where the flock rested at or in the water's edge. The Sabine's did a lot of preening around its chest wound/scar; whatever the injury it does not appear to be hampering its flight or feeding ability, thankfully.

Not too many species although there were a number of confusing gulls (confusing to me anyway - immatures and hybrids). Also a less than pleasant sight of three ravens scavenging the carcass of a Red-necked Grebe in partial alternate plumage, with the red neck still more or less intact. Much nicer was seeing numerous Sanderlings getting nice juicy clams. Yum!

Missing the rain, but a good excuse to get out and enjoy the sunshine!

Richard Bradus
San Francisco


Chasing Sabine's up Ocean Beach

Richard Bradus
 

Hi all

The plucky Sabine's Gull continues at Ocean Beach, though seeing it is a matter of patience and luck (no real skill needed).

I started at about 10:45 this morning (Apr. 8) across from the north windmill and initially headed north, scanning the mostly sleeping mixed Western/Mew flock. Nope. There were just a few Mew gulls at the water's edge, so I continued south, scanning multiple groups of gulls, then lots of Whimbrels and Sanderlings. Down by Noriega or so I was just about to give up when a small flock of small gulls flew by from the south, including the Sabine's (yea!) - but they continued north. Huffing back north up the beach, the Sabine's seemed to lead the rather skittish bunch, flying further north with every little disturbance from joggers or dogs. They went as far north as Fulton (at least). It (they) finally settled where multiple observers have reported it, across from the Beach Chalet, where the flock rested at or in the water's edge. The Sabine's did a lot of preening around its chest wound/scar; whatever the injury it does not appear to be hampering its flight or feeding ability, thankfully.

Not too many species although there were a number of confusing gulls (confusing to me anyway - immatures and hybrids). Also a less than pleasant sight of three ravens scavenging the carcass of a Red-necked Grebe in partial alternate plumage, with the red neck still more or less intact. Much nicer was seeing numerous Sanderlings getting nice juicy clams. Yum!

Missing the rain, but a good excuse to get out and enjoy the sunshine!

Richard Bradus
San Francisco


Re: Sabine’s gull

Nico Stuurman
 

Just flew north, I lost it somewhere near the Sutro rocks. Long flight considering it's inujury, hope it will do well.
--
Nico Stuurman


Re: Peregrine falcon hatchlings on PG&E building

Roberta Guise
 

Thank you for the link, Alex.

I clicked just in time to see the chicks for about 20 seconds before mom came back and settled down on top of them. So beautiful, and to think that’s real life in the built city, not a Nat Geo documentary!


Warmly,
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On Apr 8, 2021, at 09:36, Alex Loucks via groups.io <admail1776@...> wrote:

For those who like to bird via webcam (e.g., to have some nature while getting work done on their computer), the peregrine falcons have been hatching over the last 24-48 hours; here is a cute shot of the three hatchlings while Mom temporarily stepped away.


Peregrine falcon hatchlings on PG&E building

Alex Loucks
 

For those who like to bird via webcam (e.g., to have some nature while getting work done on their computer), the peregrine falcons have been hatching over the last 24-48 hours; here is a cute shot of the three hatchlings while Mom temporarily stepped away.


Spring Bird Photo Big Day - This Saturday 4/10

William Pelletier
 

Folks,

The Spring Bird Photo Big Day is this Saturday, April 10th.

Join us in our quest to photograph as many species as possible for the 2nd annual Spring Bird Photo Big Day in support of the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO). We are trying to top our total of 170 bird species photographed last spring. We need pictures from all corners of the bay to help reach such lofty goals.

While the species count is our collaborative goal, the Photo Day is also a competition to Shoot The Rainbow! The best representation of color will win the prize in each category: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, and Blue. Combine background color, bird color, tree color, or the color of a person’s hat! Get creative with your color schemes. The bonus contest is for the most color all in one bird photo!

See the details on the Facebook page or the registration page.

 

Facebook group: Bay Area Bird Photo Big Day on Facebook

Registration page: Bird Photo Big Day 2021

Please feel free to email us if you have any questions.

Thanks!

Bill P. & Kitty O.



Re: Christmas in May Count on May 8

Aaron Maizlish
 

The page on Golden Gate Audubon says that volunteers will “find as many bird species as possible.”   This obviously isn’t the exact purpose of a proper Christmas Bird Count. Can you please clarify if the project is to find as many species as possible (as part of a fun challenge for a fundraiser), or to do an accurate CBC population survey (for a dataset).  Thanks,

Aaron Maizlish 
San Francisco 


On Apr 7, 2021, at 9:43 PM, Maureen Lahiff via groups.io <MLahiff@...> wrote:


Registration deadline is April 24.


-----Original Message-----
From: David Assmann via groups.io <david_assmann@...>
To: SFBirds@groups.io
Sent: Wed, Apr 7, 2021 4:37 pm
Subject: [SFBirds] Christmas in May Count on May 8

Join Golden Gate Audubon Society’s new Christmas-in-May Bird Counts (CiMBC) on Saturday, May 8th. Find as many bird species as possible in your chosen area… while contributing to community science and generating funds to protect Bay Area birds. This count is on Ebird's Global Big Day, and will use the same area boundaries as the Christmas Bird Count in San Francisco.  See details at https://goldengateaudubon.org/birdathon-main-page/christmas-in-may-count/


Re: Christmas in May Count on May 8

Maureen Lahiff
 

Registration deadline is April 24.


-----Original Message-----
From: David Assmann via groups.io <david_assmann@...>
To: SFBirds@groups.io
Sent: Wed, Apr 7, 2021 4:37 pm
Subject: [SFBirds] Christmas in May Count on May 8

Join Golden Gate Audubon Society’s new Christmas-in-May Bird Counts (CiMBC) on Saturday, May 8th. Find as many bird species as possible in your chosen area… while contributing to community science and generating funds to protect Bay Area birds. This count is on Ebird's Global Big Day, and will use the same area boundaries as the Christmas Bird Count in San Francisco.  See details at https://goldengateaudubon.org/birdathon-main-page/christmas-in-may-count/


Christmas in May Count on May 8

David Assmann
 

Join Golden Gate Audubon Society’s new Christmas-in-May Bird Counts (CiMBC) on Saturday, May 8th. Find as many bird species as possible in your chosen area… while contributing to community science and generating funds to protect Bay Area birds. This count is on Ebird's Global Big Day, and will use the same area boundaries as the Christmas Bird Count in San Francisco.  See details at https://goldengateaudubon.org/birdathon-main-page/christmas-in-may-count/


Sabine’s gull

Chris Vance
 

Just seen in surf out from Beach Chalet.
Chris Vance


Sabine's Gull across from Lincoln in the afternoon

David Assmann
 

The SABINE'S GULL moves up and down Ocean Beach.  Across from the Murphy's Windmill this afternoon.


Sequoia Audubon April 8 Monthly Meeting

office@...
 

This Thursday, April 8, our monthly meeting topic is Gender Equity and Public Access on the California Coast. Sabrina Brennan will speak about her efforts to improve gender equity, and in the process improve access to Mavericks and Pillar Point Harbor.
As a former countywide elected San Mateo County Harbor Commissioner, she successfully advocated to develop a living shoreline at the West Trail located near Pillar Point Marsh; the project will be complete in early 2022. She's advocated for the construction of a new visitor facility near Surfer's Beach that would include numerous improvements. As well as, for women to be included in the Mavericks big wave surf competition and persuaded the California Coastal Commission to require that women athletes be included! Register here: http://www.sequoia-audubon.org/meetings.html

"Socializing" at 6:30, meeting starts at 7:00pm. Hope you'll join us!


Great Blue's Excellent Breakfast Adventure

Brian Fitch
 

We were treated to the sight of this Great Blue Heron raiding our neighbor's outdoor fish pond yesterday morning around 8 AM.  We had no idea that they were keeping fish up on this third floor deck off of 14th Street, but the gorgeous yet unfortunate fish caught the heron's eye as it flew from bayside toward the west.
Brian Fitch
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Sabine’s gull

Mikiye Nakanishi
 

Beach. Near moraga-10:50 am


Mikiye


Re: Tennessee Warbler at Mt Davidson

Dario Taraborelli
 

False alarm: checking the photos, it looks like a gray-headed OCWA.


On Tue, Apr 6, 2021 at 7:43 AM Dario Taraborelli via groups.io <dario.taraborelli=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Ella and I have a Tennessee Warbler at the top of the ravine on Mount Davidson.




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