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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
Noreen Weeden


Adult BAEA pair over Ulloa Elementary

Ben Dudek
 

A pair of adult Bald Eagles just flew over Ulloa Elementary School and the South Sunset Fields! Headed slightly east and soaring high overhead now.

Best,
Ben Dudek and Teresa Ely


Re: Continuing: Sabine's Gull and Swamp Sparrow

Mila Zinkova <Milazinkova@...>
 


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
Noreen Weeden


Presidio migration and big hour this morning.

Josiah Clark
 

This morning by bicycle starting at 8 AM I did it a 1 hour whirl wind blitz looking for as many species as possible during this ephemeral, peak spring diversity window. 
    I ended with a near record total of 75 species in the hour despite not seeing a single raptor and having Crissy Field largely devoid of shorebirds.
    Obvious signs of migration and highlights  included:
    25+ Elegant terns in a tight flock across the Golden gate channel. 
  15+ Savannah Sparrows at Crissy field
   Hundreds of northbound swallows including Cliff, violate green and perhaps a dozen wt swifts, all over but mostly ft Scott 
   A Merlin chasing a swallow
    My first Hooded oriole of the season above ft point
    3+ Red crossbills, singing near immigrant point 
   The 2 sb dowitchers Crissy field 
   Hundreds of new scoters off baker beach 
   Cooper’s hawk courtship flight
    Many thousands of double crested Cormorants by Alcatraz  on the recently arrived anchovy school.
     And in the belated category while with Jonah and Cedric Thursday evening we all managed to get good looks at the continuing western red bat by inspiration point and an adult bald eagle flew over there.
    By the end of the second hour the west winds had kicked up but I had seen 89 species in the presidio by bike in what seemed like an impressive morning of movement. 
   Keep looking up!

Josiah Clark | Habitat Potential | Consulting Ecologist | 415.317.3978
License #1043929


Re: Continuing: Sabine's Gull and Swamp Sparrow

 

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
Noreen Weeden


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

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