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North Lake Tropical Kingbird

Dan Murphy
 

Joan and I took a walk at North Lake this afternoon.  At about 2:15 I spotted a Tropical Kingbird on Bamboo Island.  That's the northernmost island in the lake that was once densely planted with bamboo.  The bird was seen from the little beach by the steps directly across the lake from the island.  It flew from a willow initially, then went to an albezia and used that for his flycatching needs.  This bird might be seen from the beach at the NE corner of the lake, but not very well.  I doubt it could be seen from the west side of the lake.

Good birding,
Dan Murphy


White-faced Ibis -Crissy Lagoon

Keith Maley
 

Sitting with gull flock NW of bridge. A man named Michael flagged me down to point it out and ask me about it because I “looked like a birder.” Will reflect on that later.

(37.8051322, -122.4547924)


California Thrasher at McLaren Park

Jennifer Rycenga
 

Dear SF Birders - Making a second-hand report for a friend of mine, Ken McGary, who is not on eBird or SFBirds. He regularly hikes McLaren park though, and was able to record a singing California Thrasher; he posted it on iNaturalist here:

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/96982469

Good luck for any searching for it. This species is so common on San Bruno Mountain that I am surprised that there are no eBird records for McLaren.

Jennifer Rycenga
San Mateo, CA
visit http://birding.sequoia-audubon.org/ 
The San Mateo County Birding Guide





Tropical Kingbird Continues

David Assmann
 

In addition to other birds mentioned at Fort Mason, the TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued to catch wasps around the Battery this morning, performing gyrations as it swooped through the air.  One of the brightest YELLOW WARBLERS I've seen spent a considerable time in the Battery as well.


Sparrows at Fort Mason

Richard Bradus
 

Not as exciting as the hawks (which I totally missed) but...

Late morning through the noon hour there were interesting sparrows on the lawns and around the buildings at Fort Mason. In addition to good numbers of White-crowns, the continuing Lark Sparrow was intermittently on the lawn in front of the General's House. Briefly seen there was also a Chipping Sparrow. A bit earlier there was a Clay-colored Sparrow in between the houses along Franklin St.

The Orchard Oriole made repeated visits to a bottlebrush tree near the Hostel (intersection of Franklin and Funston Rd.). But, as fate would have it, I was unable to see my target bird, the Tropical Kingbird, though it had been seen earlier by others north of the Hostel and in the Battery.

Enjoyed the warm sunshine as well!

Richard Bradus
San Francisco


Re: SWAINSON'S and FERRUGINOUS HAWKS over Kobbe & Upton

Brian Fitch
 

And I’ve seen nothing at all over the Upper Mission or east of Buena Vista.   I suspect they’re doing the Cole Valley to Twin Peaks route…
Brian Fitch


On Sun, Oct 3, 2021 at 12:54 PM Adam Winer <awiner@...> wrote:
Didn't see either from the Inner Sunset, but did have an adult Broad-winged Hawk heading south with two vultures.

On Sun, Oct 3, 2021, 12:38 Rajan Rao <rajankrao12@...> wrote:
Ferruge just headed south 5 minutes ago close to Twin Peaks with a RTHA, a couple of ravens, and an accip

- Rajan


On Oct 3, 2021, at 12:13 PM, Bob Toleno <bob@...> wrote:

The two hawks passed each other, the Ferruginous heading roughly north, Swainson's due south.

Bob Toleno
Hayward 


Re: SWAINSON'S and FERRUGINOUS HAWKS over Kobbe & Upton

Adam Winer
 

Didn't see either from the Inner Sunset, but did have an adult Broad-winged Hawk heading south with two vultures.


On Sun, Oct 3, 2021, 12:38 Rajan Rao <rajankrao12@...> wrote:
Ferruge just headed south 5 minutes ago close to Twin Peaks with a RTHA, a couple of ravens, and an accip

- Rajan


On Oct 3, 2021, at 12:13 PM, Bob Toleno <bob@...> wrote:

The two hawks passed each other, the Ferruginous heading roughly north, Swainson's due south.

Bob Toleno
Hayward 


Re: SWAINSON'S and FERRUGINOUS HAWKS over Kobbe & Upton

Rajan Rao
 

Ferruge just headed south 5 minutes ago close to Twin Peaks with a RTHA, a couple of ravens, and an accip

- Rajan


On Oct 3, 2021, at 12:13 PM, Bob Toleno <bob@...> wrote:

The two hawks passed each other, the Ferruginous heading roughly north, Swainson's due south.

Bob Toleno
Hayward 


SWAINSON'S and FERRUGINOUS HAWKS over Kobbe & Upton

Bob Toleno
 

The two hawks passed each other, the Ferruginous heading roughly north, Swainson's due south.

Bob Toleno
Hayward 


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.

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