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Re: Other Birds at Fort Mason this morning - Olive-Sided Flycatcher, Yellow Warbler, etc.

Mick Griffin
 



Here’s one of the Western Tanagers...



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On Apr 18, 2021, at 12:43 PM, David Assmann via groups.io <david_assmann@...> wrote:

Very birdy this morning - 2 HOODED ORIOLES, 2 BULLOCK'S ORIOLES, 1 WESTERN TANAGER, 1 NASHVILLE WARBLER and 4 WESTERN KINGBIRDS seen in the garden. A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER was in the Battery. A bright YELLOW WARBLER, another WESTERN TANAGER and an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER were seen behind the General's House. Not seen be me were a Chipping Sparrow spotted by Bob Gunderson, and Loretta saw and photographed a Blue Gray Gnatcatcher.


Other Birds at Fort Mason this morning - Olive-Sided Flycatcher, Yellow Warbler, etc.

David Assmann
 

Very birdy this morning - 2 HOODED ORIOLES, 2 BULLOCK'S ORIOLES, 1 WESTERN TANAGER, 1 NASHVILLE WARBLER and 4 WESTERN KINGBIRDS seen in the garden. A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER was in the Battery. A bright YELLOW WARBLER, another WESTERN TANAGER and an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER were seen behind the General's House. Not seen be me were a Chipping Sparrow spotted by Bob Gunderson, and Loretta saw and photographed a Blue Gray Gnatcatcher.


PILEATED WOODPECKER FORT MASON

Keith Maley
 

Northeast hillside behind private residence, 11 am, pursued by crows. Flew in SW direction, trying to relocate but may have flown out of Fort Mason. Large crow-sized woodpecker with red, comical crest and white wing patches.

Sarah Burton, Nina Bai, Whitney Grover, Keith Maley


BV Migrants

Brian Fitch
 

Buena Vista was very active a few minutes ago, though only on the sunny eastern slope. Olive-sided Flycatcher, Cassin's Vireo, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Orange-crowned, Black-throated Gray, and Wilson's Warblers, Black-headed Grosbeak, and Bullock's Oriole were all present, mostly one of each, and most were singing or calling.  The rest of the hill was quiet, and a pass through Corona Heights turned up only two countersinging B-th Grays.

Maybe a Swainson's Hawk will pass over before the wind shifts back to ocean gales...
Brian Fitch


Purple Martin at El Polin Spring

David Assmann
 

Male PURPLE MARTIN flew north over spring this morning. Only new migrant at Fort Mason was a PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER.


Fort Mason Local Interest - Ash-Throated Flycatcher, Lazuli Bunting, Blue Gray Gnatcatcher

David Assmann
 

After a few days of almost no migrants (a WESTERN KINGBIRD on Tuesday and another on Thursday were really the only ones), it was nice to start the day with an ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER in the garden a little after 7. A couple of hours later, an Ash-Throated (possibly the same one) was behind the General's House. Other birds of note included a BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER, a LAZULI BUNTING, and a LINCOLN'S SPARROW. The BULLOCK'S ORIOLE was chattering and easily seen (it's been seen every day this week), and both a male and a female HOODED ORIOLE were behind the General's House.



Sutro Knots

Brian Fitch
 

Highlights from a 2 hour watch this morning included a flock of 6 Red Knots still in basic plumage heading into the Gate.  One Brant flew by close and another was on the water distant.

Red-throated Loons were the only major migrant, hundreds of them heading north  in all plumages.  No tattlers or phalaropes showing yet.
Brian Fitch 


Re: Update - Sabine's gull

kim
 

Just seeing this post.

Is this a fresh wound? Not previously seen on this Bird.

Thank you
Kim


Sabine x2 photos

Evleen
 

2 photos are attached in response to the requests.
I have many more; quality questionable as i kept a fair distance from the flock and wasnt using a tripod.


Re: Sabine’s x2

Rajan Rao
 

Pretty sure that second Sabine's Gull is the continuing oiled Bonaparte's Gull


On Mon, Apr 12, 2021 at 10:27 PM Evleen <evleensf@...> wrote:
I  went back to OB today, arrival around 11:45 where the flock  was lounging, at one of its  usual spots at the end of Fulton Street.
An unexpected event occurred with the quiet &  sudden arrival of a second  Sabine’s  gull.  The new arrival was but 15  or so feet from Sabine 1, at the end of the flock closest to the ocean. Sabine 1 glanced in S2’s direction on several occasions, before ultimately standing up, stretching its wings up, and flying off towards the ocean!!!  Not sure if she returned. I have photographs should anyone want to review.

Best,
EA






Sabine’s x2

Evleen
 

I went back to OB today, arrival around 11:45 where the flock was lounging, at one of its usual spots at the end of Fulton Street.
An unexpected event occurred with the quiet & sudden arrival of a second Sabine’s gull. The new arrival was but 15 or so feet from Sabine 1, at the end of the flock closest to the ocean. Sabine 1 glanced in S2’s direction on several occasions, before ultimately standing up, stretching its wings up, and flying off towards the ocean!!! Not sure if she returned. I have photographs should anyone want to review.

Best,
EA


Lark Sparrow at Fort Mason

David Assmann
 

A silent LARK SPARROW moved along the west fence of the Community Garden a little after seven this morning.  It kept heading north - gone within a few minutes.


Email for Fee Assistance

David Assmann
 

The email in the last post should read idebare@... - idebare at goldengateaudubon.org


Christmas in May Count on May 8 - Registration Fee Assistance

David Assmann
 

An anonymous donor has offered to cover the registration fee for those who have trouble finding the fee for the May 8th Christmas in May count (Registration Deadline April 24th). Please send your name, cell phone, email; whether you would like to count alone or coordinate with others in your count area; and the area you would like to count in to idebare@.... Details on the count are at https://goldengateaudubon.org/birdathon-main-page/christmas-in-may-count/ A map of count areas for San Francisco can be found at https://qgiscloud.com/MCBBA/CBC/


Fort Mason Local Interest - Western Kingbird, Bullock's Oriole, Hermit Warbler

David Assmann
 

Lots of avian activity at Fort Mason this morning, including a few migrants. Six species of warbler - HERMIT WARBLER, WILSON'S WARBLER, NASHVILLE WARBLER, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER and TOWNSEND'S WARBLER.  No sign of the Baltimore Oriole (last seen Friday), but a male HOODED ORIOLE and a BULLOCK'S ORIOLE were seen in the garden. A WESTERN KINGBIRD perched briefly in the Eucalyptus trees north of the garden.  Two ELEGANT TERNS and a PIGEON GUILLEMOT were in the Bay. The NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD in the garden may have found a mate - two Mockingbirds were chasing each other all morning, with both singing loudly and consistently.


Re: BALD EAGLE

Adam Winer
 

And south over Noe Valley just now.


On Sun, Apr 11, 2021, 13:46 Keith Maley <keith.maley@...> wrote:
Adult over Battery Godfrey headed SW. 1:45 pm.

Sarah, Nina, Keith








BALD EAGLE

Keith Maley
 

Adult over Battery Godfrey headed SW. 1:45 pm.

Sarah, Nina, Keith


SABINE’S and BONAPARTE’S at Ocean Beach

Keith Maley
 

The SABINE’S GULL continues in a flock of gulls resting, occasionally flushed, North of Fulton. Also in the same large flock, an oiled, alternate plumage BONAPARTE’S GULL. Also a Caspian Tern in the flock of mostly Mews and Westerns. 1 pm.

Sarah Burton, Nina Bai, Keith Maley


Update - Sabine's gull

Evleen
 

Per attached MP4 file shot yesterday (Saturday 4/10), Sabine’s wound is quite visible; its severity is rather alarming…


Re: Continuing: Sabine's Gull and Swamp Sparrow

Chris Okon
 

Great video, Mika! 


On Sat, Apr 10, 2021, 3:19 PM Mila Zinkova <Milazinkova@...> wrote:

On Sat, Apr 10, 2021 at 12:36 PM Dominik Mosur <dominikmosur@...> wrote:
Anyone still seeking to observe this bird, it’s currently roosting with approximately 50 Mew gulls  et al, across from stairwell 12 just north of where Fulton ends at Ocean Beach.

Dominik 


On Apr 10, 2021, at 09:34, dominikmosur@... wrote:

With the light winds this morning maybe it took off , could have  been predated as well.


On Apr 10, 2021, at 08:55, Evleen <evleensf@...> wrote:

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
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