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Re: Indigo Bunting again.

Joe Morlan
 

Stopped by the end of Brazil Ave this morning and the Indigo Bunting was
showing well in the same area.

Photos and video:

https://ebird.org/checklist/S89027839?view=photos

Dropped pin: https://goo.gl/maps/AXJoeeYbGcyWCNb78


On Fri, 21 May 2021 11:42:39 -0700, "Sara Scanlan" <saraintro@...>
wrote:

I found the indigo bunting about 10:30 AM today. I looked in the pines first to no avail and decided to continue further south down the path towards the meadow and there he was singing away in a low tree at edge of meadow just left of path before it curves back into the wooded area.

He stayed for a good 10 mins and I finally had to leave for a meeting.  I only had my phone with me, so here's some grainy video, but you can clearly hear him sing.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/SqKJfkmhd4B7EfuG8
--
Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA


Is this a Glaucous Gull?

Joel Perlstein
 

Seen today near the west end of the Concrete Bridge at Lake Merced. Looks like the Glaucous Gull I reported on eBird today (see photos of that bird on eBird), except this bird has an all dark bill. 
--
Joel Perlstein 
San Francisco


Female plumage

Mikiye Nakanishi
 

Red necked pharalope SW corner crissy lagoon.


Mikiye


Re: Indigo Bunting again.

Sara Scanlan
 

I found the indigo bunting about 10:30 AM today. I looked in the pines first to no avail and decided to continue further south down the path towards the meadow and there he was singing away in a low tree at edge of meadow just left of path before it curves back into the wooded area.

He stayed for a good 10 mins and I finally had to leave for a meeting.  I only had my phone with me, so here's some grainy video, but you can clearly hear him sing.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/SqKJfkmhd4B7EfuG8

--
Sara Scanlan
Excelsior District


Robbed while in car at GG Park by bison paddock

Amy G
 

Hi everyone,

I experienced a smash and grab while I was in my car tonight in Golden Gate Park tonight. After photographing the owls at the bison paddock, I got into my car when a white vehicle pulled up beside me, and someone jumped out to smash my rear window to get my camera. A photographer who left the scene earlier remembers the car being parked behind us, but didn't think anything of it at the time. It happened very quickly, and I am safe. I was there with another photographer, and I let my guard down momentarily. Be careful out there, and stay aware of your surroundings.

Take care,

Amy



Re: Indigo Bunting again.

Anna Klafter
 

I couldn’t find the bunting but I did meet Evleen and got to see her beautiful photo :) 

Anna


On May 20, 2021, at 6:40 PM, Andrew R <reckersandrew@...> wrote:

Current tally out at the pines past the end of Brazil street is 0 buntings, 2 red tailed hawks. But I am a novice who can’t differentiate the song of song sparrow from indigo bunting, so perhaps it’s still here


On May 20, 2021, at 3:48 PM, Evleen <evleensf@...> wrote:

Thanks for the lead Russ! Found it and was able to get pix of it too! 

Evleen aka Happy Puppy 



On May 20, 2021, at 12:42, bitanangan <birdbright@...> wrote:

Hi Birders, 
     Just heard and photographed the (or another?) Indigo Bunting along the Brazil footpath just east of where Brazil St. is closed to cars at the school.
Russ Bright


Re: Indigo Bunting again.

Andrew R <reckersandrew@...>
 

Current tally out at the pines past the end of Brazil street is 0 buntings, 2 red tailed hawks. But I am a novice who can’t differentiate the song of song sparrow from indigo bunting, so perhaps it’s still here


On May 20, 2021, at 3:48 PM, Evleen <evleensf@...> wrote:

Thanks for the lead Russ! Found it and was able to get pix of it too! 

Evleen aka Happy Puppy 



On May 20, 2021, at 12:42, bitanangan <birdbright@...> wrote:

Hi Birders, 
     Just heard and photographed the (or another?) Indigo Bunting along the Brazil footpath just east of where Brazil St. is closed to cars at the school.
Russ Bright


Re: Indigo Bunting again.

Evleen
 

Thanks for the lead Russ! Found it and was able to get pix of it too! 

Evleen aka Happy Puppy 



On May 20, 2021, at 12:42, bitanangan <birdbright@...> wrote:

Hi Birders, 
     Just heard and photographed the (or another?) Indigo Bunting along the Brazil footpath just east of where Brazil St. is closed to cars at the school.
Russ Bright


Indigo Bunting again.

bitanangan
 

Hi Birders, 
     Just heard and photographed the (or another?) Indigo Bunting along the Brazil footpath just east of where Brazil St. is closed to cars at the school.
Russ Bright


Continuing Indigo Bunting at Mclaren Park.

bitanangan
 

Hi Birders,
      The Indigo Bunting originally found by Ben and Teresa made a brief singing appearance on the low snag in the ravine NE of the Upper Reservoir about 10:50 this morning. 
Russ Bright
SF


Indigo Bunting

Mick Griffin
 

Showed this morning in gulch below pond for 30 seconds then flew off
Sent from my iPhone


Green Heron at Stow Lake

Stephen McDonagh
 

Hello,
Hope this reaches the right party. I just joined. On Monday, May 17th, I saw a Green Heron at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, SF. I was at the southwest part of the Lake when the heron caught my eye flying from the small island to the reeds at the shoreline. I was able to get close enough to get a good look and I am positive of the ID. While they are not uncommon, I have never seen one in SF. Hope it sticks around.
Jean McDonagh


Re: Indigo bunting

Alex Loucks
 

Apologies for multiple emails, insufficient caffeine this morning.

He’s also singing up a storm so that can help locate him.

On Wed, May 19, 2021 at 8:19 AM Alex Loucks via groups.io <admail1776=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
I meant to add, thank you for the fantastic directions Ben and Teresa!!

On Wed, May 19, 2021 at 8:18 AM Alex Loucks <admail1776@...> wrote:
I think Jennifer sent a blast via telegram, but if you didn’t receive it, she, Pete, and I all saw the Indigo Bunting this morning in the same location as Ben and Teresa.

He currently flew south towards the reservoir but he’ll likely be back. Earlier he had flown north towards the pines and then returned.

Pictures will come on ebird checklist.

On Tue, May 18, 2021 at 6:30 AM Rachel Lawrence <Rachelalawrence@...> wrote:
Found by Ben Dudek and Teresa Ely, continues in same spot this morning


Re: Indigo bunting

Alex Loucks
 

I meant to add, thank you for the fantastic directions Ben and Teresa!!

On Wed, May 19, 2021 at 8:18 AM Alex Loucks <admail1776@...> wrote:
I think Jennifer sent a blast via telegram, but if you didn’t receive it, she, Pete, and I all saw the Indigo Bunting this morning in the same location as Ben and Teresa.

He currently flew south towards the reservoir but he’ll likely be back. Earlier he had flown north towards the pines and then returned.

Pictures will come on ebird checklist.

On Tue, May 18, 2021 at 6:30 AM Rachel Lawrence <Rachelalawrence@...> wrote:
Found by Ben Dudek and Teresa Ely, continues in same spot this morning


Re: Indigo bunting

Alex Loucks
 

I think Jennifer sent a blast via telegram, but if you didn’t receive it, she, Pete, and I all saw the Indigo Bunting this morning in the same location as Ben and Teresa.

He currently flew south towards the reservoir but he’ll likely be back. Earlier he had flown north towards the pines and then returned.

Pictures will come on ebird checklist.

On Tue, May 18, 2021 at 6:30 AM Rachel Lawrence <Rachelalawrence@...> wrote:
Found by Ben Dudek and Teresa Ely, continues in same spot this morning


Re: Lazuli Bunting and Asiatic Swift

Beth Salveson
 

On Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 12:23 PM, Felix Rigau via groups.io <flix@...> wrote:

This morning I met up with David Assmann  and  birded at El Polln spring for a few minutes before he had to leave. We chatted a bit about the Pacific Swift that I saw  yesterday and noted in my eBird report of May 17th.

 

https://ebird.org/checklist/S88392853

 

Not surprisingly this Asiatic Swift was not sighted this morning by us.

 

I did find a Lazuli Bunting just below Inspiration Point by the Ecology Traii.

 

Good Birding,

 

Felix Rigau

 


Lazuli Bunting and Asiatic Swift

Felix Rigau
 

This morning I met up with David Assmann  and  birded at El Polln spring for a few minutes before he had to leave. We chatted a bit about the Pacific Swift that I saw  yesterday and noted in my eBird report of May 17th.

 

https://ebird.org/checklist/S88392853

 

Not surprisingly this Asiatic Swift was not sighted this morning by us.

 

I did find a Lazuli Bunting just below Inspiration Point by the Ecology Traii.

 

Good Birding,

 

Felix Rigau

 


Indigo bunting

Rachel Lawrence
 

Found by Ben Dudek and Teresa Ely, continues in same spot this morning


May 15 pelagic report - open spots for the 22nd.

Alvaro Jaramillo
 

Hello all,

   It was a great day out, well it was crappy weather on the way out, but we were able to get the weather behind us after beating into the weather for a while; wind also dropped by about 11 am. Nevertheless, Black-footed Albatross began to show up well inside of the continental shelf, and in the end we saw over 50 BF Albatross, and two Laysan Albatross. One in SF county one in San Mateo, which was great. Two gorgeous breeding Tufted Puffins in SF county were a treat. Also cool were both Fork-tailed (San Mateo), and Ashy (both counties) storm-petrels, we usually do not have much luck with stormies in spring so it was a welcome change. We did not hit the stream of migrant gulls/terns/jaegers, with only one Pomarine seen, but tons of Red-necked although no Red phalaropes (maybe this coming week). There were lots of Northern Fulmars, and a lot of molting Sooty and Pink-footed shearwaters; masses of Common Murres, and a sprinkling of Rhinoceros and Cassin’s Auklet. One breeding plumaged Marbled Murrelet was in Half Moon Bay. We glimpsed a male Killer Whale but could not catch up to it unfortunately, and a nice pod of about 30 Risso’s Dolphin was great to see on the way back in. One Salmon Shark!

   We saw two banded Black-footed Albatross, one we have a return on (red banded) which was banded in December 2011, hatched before 2010 so an adult bird. It was banded on Sand Island, Midway Is., Hawaii. We are waiting on the yellow banded one, which might be Tern Island, or Midway based on color?

   Surprise near shore birds were a Long-tailed Duck at Pillar Point Harbor, also Mario Balitbit found the Black-legged Kittiwake spotted by Barbara Dye at Pilarcitos Creek Mouth! He photographed the flock and saw the bird in there, from our boat! Quite the feat. Two Forster’s Terns were unusual for us on the coast. A Bonaparte’s by the beach rounded out a good gull list, which started with a late Herring Gull at the harbor.

   It was a surprisingly birdy day, a two Laysan day is always good, and we had plenty of other birds to look at. We hope that this next Saturday is equally good, if not better 😊. We have 4 spots left, do let me know if you are interested in taking part in the trip. There is a big wind that will go by these next few days, and that should be done by Friday. Note that on Saturday the 15th we had the coldest water we had ever seen out there, for a short bit it went to 43F. A small patch was that cold, much of the day was at 49F.

  Good birding,

Alvaro

Alvaro Jaramillo

alvaro@...

www.alvarosadventures.com

 


Indigo Bunting @ McLaren Park

Ben Dudek
 

Teresa and I were excited to find an adult male Indigo Bunting near the Upper Reservoir at McLaren Park this evening. The bird was very active foraging in a stand of poison hemlock in the shallow ravine just north of the reservoir. It made two trips south along the dog path on the west side of the reservoir, but returned to the ravine both times. 

Photos at our checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S88434641

Hope it sticks around until tomorrow!

Good birding,
Ben and Teresa


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