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Fall 2021 Bird Photo Big Day - Saturday September 18th

William Pelletier
 

Folks,

It's almost here! The Bird Photo Big Day is a week from Saturday. We need you on the team! Join in on Saturday, September 18th to support San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO)! Let’s photograph as many Bay Area bird species as possible in a single day all as one distributed team. Since we are collaborating, you don't need to bird all day. Some of our best birds have come from folks who only took a few shots - but got birds we needed!

 

This fall's theme is A Day In The Life Of A Bird. On September 18th, start snapping pictures of birds having family time, playtime, and siesta time. Preening to get ready for work. On the commute. Getting children fed. Even a date night! Spot Turkey Vultures being the road clean-up crew - take a shot, send it in, and we’ve got a species to add to the count. A Black Phoebe on a No Parking sign is working traffic enforcement. A Double-Crested Cormorant with its wings outstretched is preaching it! So pull out your phone and capture that moment. Any camera will do, and every bird counts!

 

We’ll have a photo contest in addition to the Bird Photo Big Day Count. The categories are:

  • Best Bird At Work
  • Best Bird In Flight
  • Best Backyard Bird Photo
  • Best Group Shot
  • Funniest Photo
Come over to the Bird Photo Big Day Facebook Group to join in the fun: https://www.facebook.com/groups/594750534455916

Don't want to take photos but still want to participate? We need folks to watch the number of species grow during the day, help identify birds, and let the birders in the field know which birds we are missing on the day! If you aren't on Facebook, email your pictures to slao@... and we will post them for you.


This is a fundraiser for SFBBO, so we are asking for a $25 minimum donation to participate in the Bird Photo Big Day count. Click here to donate: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTIzNzE0

All levels of birders and photographers are welcome! There are no bad pictures, especially of a species we need to add to the count. You may be the only one to get a photo of a certain bird species that day! (We dipped on Northern Flicker last time!)

Each photo must have been taken during the Bird Photo Big Day Saturday 9/18/2021 between 12:01 am and 11:59 pm and submitted by noon on Sunday 9/19/2021. All photos should be from the San Francisco Bay area.


Please contact me if you have any questions. Looking forward to seeing your bird photos!

Thanks,

Bill Pelletier

wrpelletier@... 

408.623.4686


Re: American Redstart at North Lake

Dario Taraborelli
 

And relocated the Blackpoll Warbler reported by Brian this morning. Same tree.

On Sep 9, 2021, at 14:14, Dario Taraborelli via groups.io <dario.taraborelli@...> wrote:

On the flowering tree on the north side.





Re: Blackpoll

Whitney Grover
 

Refound Blackpoll Warbler! In the same red flowering eucalyptus at the north end of the lake.

Black line through eye, dark wings with white wing bars, streaking in front of wings. Overall light/dingy yellow.

Ran into Dario Taraborelli who got photos.

Amazing! Thanks again Brian!!!!

Whitney


American Redstart at North Lake

Dario Taraborelli
 

On the flowering tree on the north side.


Blackpoll

Brian Fitch
 

A Blackpoll Warbler was in the flowering tree at the north end of North Lake in GG Park a little while ago.  It fed briefly, flew to an adjacent redwood, then took off west across the road and into the pine forest.
Brian Fitch


Re: Warblers at dragonfly creek - sf presidio

Brian Fitch
 

Since I haven't seen any reports today, I'll mention that the Tennessee Warbler was already being viewed when I showed up mid-morning, where Adi found it yesterday.  The bird eventually returned to the alders by the yellow chairs behind the nursery, where a second Tennessee joined it and associated with it closely for at least ten minutes.  The second bird was a first fall female, yellow over most of the plumage, with the undertail fading to a faint yellowish white.  Sibley shows a good rendition of it in his latest edition.
Brian Fitch

On Tue, Sep 7, 2021 at 5:00 PM Rachel Lawrence <Rachelalawrence@...> wrote:
Adi Rao refound Tennessee and prairie at bottom of steps below nursery. Tennessee very interested in cider berry north of steps
Rachel 


Re: Least Flycatcher

Whitney Grover
 

Least Flycatcher continues in the East Wash, seen and heard a little lower into the ravine from the center landing area. 

Thanks Brian, awesome find!

Whitney


On Sep 8, 2021, at 9:09 AM, Brian Fitch <fogeggs@...> wrote:

At the top of the East Wash, north of the Legion of Honor, in fennel  by golf course, calling a lot.
Brian Fitch


Parula still at Merced Boathouse - Sept 8th

H Cotter
 

The Parula was still in the willows at the Harding Park Golf Entrance this morning,

Hugh


Least Flycatcher

Brian Fitch
 

At the top of the East Wash, north of the Legion of Honor, in fennel  by golf course, calling a lot.
Brian Fitch


Gray Flycatcher at Olympic Golf Course 09/07/21

basquebirder
 

Hi all,
This afternoon, Augie Kramer and I were visiting a friend living in the apartments overlooking the golf course off of John Muir Dr., near Vista Grande canal, and from their balcony we heard a 'whit' and saw a pale flycatcher. After getting the scope on it, we learned it was a Gray Flycatcher! The bird was hanging out on the backside of the center of the complex in the golf course, near a dirt mound with brushy plants around. Unfortunately, I don't know how chaseable this bird will be. Perhaps accessing the backside of the western end of the building and looking through the fence may yield views. The bird kept going deeper into the golf course and disappeared.
Here is a link to the eBird checklist with poor photos: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94356788

Cheers,
Cédric Duhalde


Re: Warblers at dragonfly creek - sf presidio

Rachel Lawrence
 

Sorry for spelling check Adi Rao and coffeeberry 


From: SFBirds@groups.io <SFBirds@groups.io> on behalf of Rachel Lawrence <Rachelalawrence@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 7, 2021 5:00:33 PM
To: SFBirds@groups.io <SFBirds@groups.io>
Subject: [SFBirds] Warblers at dragonfly creek - sf presidio
 
Adult Rao refound Tennessee and prairie at bottom of steps below nursery. Tennessee very interested in cider berry north of steps
Rachel 


Warblers at dragonfly creek - sf presidio

Rachel Lawrence
 

Adult Rao refound Tennessee and prairie at bottom of steps below nursery. Tennessee very interested in cider berry north of steps
Rachel 


Continuing Summer Tanager at Lily Pond.

Nancy Palmer
 

Hi all,
The male Summer Tanager found by Nina Bai is continuing on the north side of Lily pond(see pin). Seen 5 minutes ago on small path that runs along the fence behind the pond. Flew north west and am trying to relocate. :)

Dropped pin
Near Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA
https://goo.gl/maps/HJVhnE1dX2Ca6wey7

Best,
Nancy Palmer
SF


Tennessee Warbler at Dragonfly Creek

Nina Bai
 

Seen from chairs behind nursery in tall Alder tree at (37.8003354, -122.4713199).
Sometimes with Prairie Warbler. 


--
Nina Bai
San Francisco


Brown thrasher

Josiah Clark
 

Still present by tennis courts and redwoods, calling from elderberry





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


Prairie Warbler near Dragonfly Creek, 9/6/21

Paul Saraceni
 

Right now (10:10-10:25) watching a PRAIRIE WARBLER north of the Dragonfly Creek bridge around the nursery enclosure.

It’s chipping and flying about and perching on coyote bush and scrub.

Different individual from Battery Godfrey the other day.

Photos. Hugh Cotter here as well.

Paul Saraceni
San Francisco


Possible RED KNOTS Lake Merced

Keith Maley
 

A flock of 14 possible Red Knots were observed circling over Lake Merced over the concrete bridge, headed south at 7:45 am. Poor BOC photos- not able to upload photos until later.

Whitney Grover, Nina Bai, Dan Scali, Keith Maley


GGP Western migrants

Bob Hall
 

Looped Eastern Golden Gate Park.
-Yellow warbler, Townsend's warbler, Oak Woodlands
-Empid, Warbling Vireo in oaks at the handball courts
-Female Lazuli Buntings eating native needle grass in the CA section of the Bot Garden
-Empid and three Western Tanagers eating native coffeeberry in the Children's Garden in the Bot Garden

None of the empids were Pac slopes, although I did hear one in the A.I.D.S. Memorial Dell.
--
Bob Hall
San Francisco, CA
"There is no better high than discovery." - E.O. Wilson


Short-Billed Dowitcher at Quarter Master reach

Nico Stuurman
 

At around 3.30 pm.  Heard tu-tu-tu call.  Lone bird.

Best,

Nico


Re: Phainopepla at Fort Mason

Rudyard Wallen
 

Seems to have different feathering, so a different Phainopepla. Another nice find.

cheers

-Rudy
SF


On Sun, Sep 5, 2021 at 3:27 PM Betty Sin via groups.io <e66noodle=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I saw this bird at the Botanical Garden (Children Area) on Wed.  is that it ?

 

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