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Re: Black-throated Blue refound

Brian Fitch
 

Nina’s Black-throated Blue continues at Strybing Arboretum, first refound by Holly Coates.  The bird ranged from near the north bathroom back to the moon viewing pool.
Brian Fitch

On Sat, Oct 2, 2021 at 2:11 PM Nina Bai <aninanina@...> wrote:
In same Japanese maple over hanging Moon Viewing Garden. Being seen now high up in tree
(37.7679552, -122.4718533)

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Nina Bai
San Francisco


Orchard Oriole - Fort Mason

Keith Maley
 

North side of community garden, under avocado tree, foraging in roses and dahlias.


Black-throated Blue refound

Nina Bai
 

In same Japanese maple over hanging Moon Viewing Garden. Being seen now high up in tree
(37.7679552, -122.4718533)

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Nina Bai
San Francisco


Black-throated Blue Warbler at Botanic Garden

Nina Bai
 

About 30 min ago I had brief but good looks at a Black-throated Blue Warbler in the maple at the Moon Viewing Garden (37.7678855, -122.4716971) before it flew across the path. Trying to relocate if anyone wants to come try their luck.


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Nina Bai
San Francisco


Tropical Kingbird at Fort Mason

David Assmann
 

Sitting on wire west of Battery 


Lewis’s at Fort Mason

David Assmann
 

Just flew over eucalyptuses northwest of garden


Lewis’s woodpecker

Rachel Lawrence
 

2 in trees east of Batt Godfrey


Re: Bobolink at Crissy Field Meadow

Adam Winer
 

FYI, since there were some "nice find, Adam" messages going across - the bird was first found and identified by Brian Fitch;  I found and identified it independently a bit later, but he was definitely on the bird first!


On Fri, Oct 1, 2021 at 7:17 AM Adam Winer <awiner@...> wrote:
With meadowlarks. Also 4 Greater White-fronted Geese.


Re: Bobolink at Crissy Field Meadow

C Lou
 

The bobolink continues at east end of Crissy Field. Usually near meadowlark flock.

Calvin Lou
SF



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-------- Original message --------
From: Brian Fitch <fogeggs@...>
Date: 10/1/21 8:14 AM (GMT-08:00)
To:
Cc: SF Birds <sfbirds@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Bobolink at Crissy Field Meadow


The Bobolink is one of the palest I’ve seen, and when I spotted it, it was among several Savannahs at the NE corner of the field.  It then flew over to the meadowlark flock where Adam was able to get photos.  The meadowlarks dispersed shortly after, and I didn’t see the Bobolink again.  One clay- colored type is still in yesterday’s location.
Brian Fitch
On Fri, Oct 1, 2021 at 7:17 AM Adam Winer <awiner@...> wrote:
With meadowlarks. Also 4 Greater White-fronted Geese.


Re: Bobolink at Crissy Field Meadow

Brian Fitch
 


The Bobolink is one of the palest I’ve seen, and when I spotted it, it was among several Savannahs at the NE corner of the field.  It then flew over to the meadowlark flock where Adam was able to get photos.  The meadowlarks dispersed shortly after, and I didn’t see the Bobolink again.  One clay- colored type is still in yesterday’s location.
Brian Fitch

On Fri, Oct 1, 2021 at 7:17 AM Adam Winer <awiner@...> wrote:
With meadowlarks. Also 4 Greater White-fronted Geese.


Bobolink at Crissy Field Meadow

Adam Winer
 

With meadowlarks. Also 4 Greater White-fronted Geese.


Lark and Clay-Colored Sparrows at Fort Mason

David Assmann
 

There were 10 species of sparrow at Fort Mason this morning, including a LARK and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW. A LINCOLN'S SPARROW, a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW, and 6 SAVANNAH SPARROWS were the other interesting sparrows.  Many GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROWS were singing.


Re: Crissy this AM- Sept 30 ; CC Sparrow; Brewers Sparrow ,Teal, WT Kite

H Cotter
 

All,
There is some differing opinion on the Brewers sparrow I reported earlier and may be a well marked CC Sparrow.
I am looking into it but will retract Brewers for now,

Hugh


On Thu, Sep 30, 2021 at 12:54 PM H Cotter via groups.io <chatwren=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
There was a Brewer's Sparrow, Clay-colored Sparrow, WT Kite , White Pelican and the continuing teal at Crissy this morning.

Clay colored was along the main path at the west end; Brewer's was in the main field in the middle, north ( almost in line with Fort Point Brewery).
The Pintail, GW Teal and BW type Teal was also towards the west end but not close enough to look at properly.

Hugh






Bernal Hill

Donna Hayes
 

This morning I had repeated sightings of an acorn woodpecker on Bernal Hill. It seemed to be circling the hill, as I saw it on both the northern and southern sides. Last seen flying south.

I also saw my FOS Townsend’s warbler. Maybe I’m late to the game.

A few people told us about crows mobbing a red-tail hawk at the top of the hill. I didn’t see this myself, although did observe 20+ crows above the hill. One person told us the hawk had a damaged wing. Anyone know anything about this? Later,I did see two adult red tails circling above the north side.

Also observed: 3 dark-eyed juncos, several pygmy nuthatches, singing white crown sparrows, 2 black phoebes that seemed to be having a confrontation.

Interesting birding!
Donna Hayes


Crissy this AM- Sept 30 ; CC Sparrow; Brewers Sparrow ,Teal, WT Kite

H Cotter
 

There was a Brewer's Sparrow, Clay-colored Sparrow, WT Kite , White Pelican and the continuing teal at Crissy this morning.

Clay colored was along the main path at the west end; Brewer's was in the main field in the middle, north ( almost in line with Fort Point Brewery).
The Pintail, GW Teal and BW type Teal was also towards the west end but not close enough to look at properly.

Hugh






Crissy this evening - Sept 29th ; Teal

H Cotter
 

I stopped at Crissy late this evening - 6.45 pm.
On the lagoon was a single White Pelican.
At the west end was a single Pintail, GW Teal and a potential BW Teal. It was getting dark but this bird appeared to show a pale spot at the base of the bill and the bill seemed to be ok for BW teal.
Will need to check it out again tomorrow to confirm.

Hugh


Another Prairie Warbler

David Armstrong
 

Looking at it now, Presidio Hills. Favoring the coyote bush just east of the brick building here:

https://maps.app.goo.gl/isXY8Nnc1kdhLGiR6

2 Acorn Woodpeckers up the hill in a dead pine as well.

Also early this morning I had a Tennessee Warbler with other warblers at Golden Gate Heights Park. Also an RB Sapsucker in this location. Sorry for the delayed report.

David


Another palm warbler SW end of Fort Scott field

Rachel Lawrence
 



Another Northern Parula

Rachel Lawrence
 

I can’t remember if this has been reported a few days ago but it’s in Dragonfly creek, flew from north slope bushes into alders


Re: Hybrid White-crowned x White-throated Sparrow?

Alvaro Jaramillo
 

Joe
Bad use of language. Tree line Taiga is what I should have said, too
shrubby for Tundra and certainly not forest. I don't know if they take
muskeg, openings in the Black Spruce swamps, but they may do. But I think of
them as dry shrubby tree line vegetation, tree line due to latitude or
altitude.
Alvaro

Alvaro Jaramillo
alvaro@...
www.alvarosadventures.com

-----Original Message-----
From: SFBirds@groups.io <SFBirds@groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe Morlan
Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2021 8:51 AM
To: Alvaro Jaramillo <chucao@...>
Cc: 'Adam Winer' <awiner@...>; 'SF Birds' <sfbirds@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Hybrid White-crowned x White-throated Sparrow?

On Tue, 28 Sep 2021 23:30:36 -0700, "Alvaro Jaramillo"
<chucao@...> wrote:

White-throated being a forest bird, and White-crowned being a Taiga bird
might be why that hybrid combo is so rare or unrecorded.

Not sure what you mean by this. Isn't Taiga is the same thing as boreal
forest?
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Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA

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