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Possible Yellow Bellied Sapsucker

David Assmann
 

Had a sapsucker up the stairs from El Polin Springs yesterday morning that seemed to show red only at the top of its head - either a Yellow Bellied or a hybrid. Unfortunately I had to leave before I was able to get definitive pictures.


Greater white fronted geese flying east now

Josiah Clark
 

Look up if you get this soon! About 30 or 40 calling as they went over the inner Richmond District

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


Ovenbird at Salesforce Garden

rosita94598
 

Thanks, Judi, for the note about the tours. 

I BARTed in today from Walnut Creek and joined many others over a two-hour period from about 1 to 3 PM.  It was a pretty good show put on by this little bird.  Lots of conversation between birders about the drooping wing, the blunt, almost plover-like bill, wondering is a a male or female.

A number of non-birders stopped to ask what we were seeing.  Some were interested, so more ho-hum.  It was interesting to me because my marine engineers union hall was up Fremont Street until 2007 and for many years I took BART into the city to make my job call.

Thanks to all those who found and then reported this little bird.  Maybe Salesforce Park will be the new Ferry/Sue Bierman Park, who know?  And thanks, Pat, for twisting my arm into this one.  It doesn't hurt so bad now that we all saw the bird.

Hugh B. Harvey
Walnut Creek


Re: Ovenbird continues at Salesforce

judisierra
 

If anyone would like to become more familiar with Salesforce Park note that GGAS in conjunction with Salesforce has monthly walks. First Wed of the month and pre-registrtion is not required.

Judi Sierra


On Monday, October 11, 2021, 09:27:48 PM PDT, John Cant 793-5216 <jgcant@...> wrote:


Which Salesforce, where, for those who live outside the Mission District?

John Cant
Fremont

On Monday, October 11, 2021, 05:59:35 PM PDT, Nina Bai <aninanina@...> wrote:


Found this afternoon by Kaia Colestock and Elias Aristides Elias.

Being seen now foraging under the bamboo in front of the elevators and side gardens.

--
Nina Bai
San Francisco


Re: Ovenbird continues at Salesforce

Yvette MacDonald
 

Ovenbird continuing this morning. Same location Mediterranean basin and across to the bamboo.


Re: Ovenbird continues at Salesforce

David Armstrong
 

It is at Salesforce Park, at the Salesforce Transit Center, Level 4.
Take any of the elevators up to the park and look for the elevator bank which is the farthest to the northeast. Immediately opposite this bank of elevators is the bamboo section where the bird was spending time on the ground. We also saw it in the nearby Mediterranean Basin plant section.

David



On Monday, October 11, 2021, 09:27:48 PM PDT, John Cant 793-5216 <jgcant@...> wrote:


Which Salesforce, where, for those who live outside the Mission District?

John Cant
Fremont

On Monday, October 11, 2021, 05:59:35 PM PDT, Nina Bai <aninanina@...> wrote:


Found this afternoon by Kaia Colestock and Elias Aristides Elias.

Being seen now foraging under the bamboo in front of the elevators and side gardens.

--
Nina Bai
San Francisco


Re: Ovenbird continues at Salesforce

John Cant 793-5216
 

Which Salesforce, where, for those who live outside the Mission District?

John Cant
Fremont

On Monday, October 11, 2021, 05:59:35 PM PDT, Nina Bai <aninanina@...> wrote:


Found this afternoon by Kaia Colestock and Elias Aristides Elias.

Being seen now foraging under the bamboo in front of the elevators and side gardens.

--
Nina Bai
San Francisco


Ovenbird continues at Salesforce

Nina Bai
 

Found this afternoon by Kaia Colestock and Elias Aristides Elias.

Being seen now foraging under the bamboo in front of the elevators and side gardens.

--
Nina Bai
San Francisco


Sequoia's First Hybrid Meeting - this Thursday Oct. 14! Join us!

Sequoia Audubon Society
 

Hello friends,

SAS is hosting its first hybrid meeting and after 20 months we're looking forward to seeing some of you in person! This month's speaker is Heath Packard with Island Conservation. Would you like to prevent extinctions? How about protecting at-risk island communities and coral reefs? Come learn how you can! Heath Packard will present his experiences, observations, and hopes for the future with Island Conservation (IC) - our world's ONLY  global, not-for-profit conservation organization whose sole mission is to prevent extinctions by removing invasive species from islands. 

Island Conservation works where the concentration of both biodiversity and species extinction is greatest - islands. Removing a primary threat - introduced, damaging invasive species - is one of the most effective interventions for saving at-risk island communities, plants, and animals, and for restoring island and coral ecosystems. Once invasive species are removed, native island species and ecosystems recover, often with little additional intervention.

Since 1994, IC and partners have successfully restored 64 islands, benefitting 468 species. More than 40% of the world's most endangered land animals rely on islands. Coral reefs, which support a quarter of all marine life, approximately 1 million species, and half a billion people have shown the greatest extinction risk. Invasive rodents have been alone have been introduced to 80% of the world's island groups. 

Heath has served as a field director for the National Wildlife Refuge Association, a groundfish observer in the Bering Sea, Alaska; Washington state policy director for National Audubon Society, and director of legislative and external affairs for the Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources and independently elected Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands. IC is headquartered in Santa Cruz, CA with field offices in Chile, Ecuador, Hawaii, New Zealand, Palau, and Puerto Rico. 

We're back at the San Mateo Garden Center, 605 Parkside Way, San Mateo. Doors open at 6:30 (just like the Zoom room) and the meeting starts at 7:00 pm. Here is the Zoom registration link if you're unable to join us in person  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEpcemspzsjH9AD-9E6KH9VaQKu2TvLWi1e


Palm Warbler - Strawberry Hill

David Armstrong
 

Seen earlier this morning in cypress and pines atop the hill, constantly pumping its tail.

Also heard 1-2 Varied Thrush calling from somewhere in the vicinity, and had a red-breasted sapsucker at the top of the stairs between Stow Lake and the Japanese Tea Garden exit.

David



Red-Necked, not Red Phalarope

David Assmann
 

Just checked my back-lit photos, and I now think the Phalarope was a Red-Necked, not a Red Phalarope.


Red Phalarope

David Assmann
 

Red Phalarope at Quartermaster Reach


Lake Merced Concrete Bridge, Blackpoll, late migrants

Eddie Bartley
 

10/10/21, LM Concrete Bridge 10:47 - 12:50 PM. Wow on the weather! Birds liked it too based on the level of activity. 

One rarity: HY Blackpoll Warbler in the cypress mound east end of bridge. Place was hopping. High numbers of regular migrants, arriving winter birds joining the locals too:
Other highlights:
Northern Shovelers 2 in south impound
Sora singing
Warbling Vireo, getting late-ish
Hermit Thrush
6 warbler species including:
Common Yellowthroat: min 8 detected visually, mostly quiet, many of these likely migrants
Yellow Warblers: lots in willows, at Vista Grande too (separate list), late push
Yellow-rumps - many, many now, Myrtles too
https://ebird.org/checklist/S95936798

Bird on!

Eddie Bartley
Noreen Weeden






SF Botanical Garden Friday October 8

rosita94598
 

Lots of folks looking for the Yellow-green Vireo this morning and I was there with many until 10 AM.  Looks like I did not stay long enough and missed the Vireo, but the Black-throated Blue Warbler was also a stunner.  Many of us also saw a Chipping Sparrow and Pacific-slope Flycatcher near the Guatemalan Fir.  Thanks, Ken for cluing us in to that tree.

As an aside, I also missed the Dusky Warbler in Corte Madera because I did not stay there 3-1/2 or 4 hours.  That's birding.

Hugh B. Harvey
Walnut Creek
with the pink hat


Last minute pelagic spots for tomorrow - weather forecast is good

Alvaro Jaramillo
 

Hello all,

   It has been gusty offshore, but wind is dropping, and predictions are for low wind and good seas tomorrow. The cold that has come through may mean some northern arrivals have come in, perhaps more Short-tailed Shearwaters. Maybe an uptick in albatross numbers, we have not found a Laysan for some time, we are due. We will see what is out there. We had cancellations on this previously sold out trip – two spots are available. If interested, e-mail at alvaro@....

  Take care,

Alvaro

 

Alvaro Jaramillo

alvaro@...

www.alvarosadventures.com

 


Re: Yellow-green Vireo at SF Arboretum

Whitney Grover
 

Refound at 11:00. Brief looks in a tree behind the fence at (37.7680281, -122.4721936). Flew towards the moon viewing garden, back into the center area and then lost. The mob is trying to refind now. 

Good luck!

Whitney


On Oct 7, 2021, at 2:48 PM, Dario Taraborelli <dario.taraborelli@...> wrote:


Still at (37.7669746, -122.4710986)

On Oct 7, 2021, at 14:42, Rudyard Wallen <arelist12@...> wrote:


Hey folks, 

Saw a Vireo sp on Tues, a brief view that only got to 80% likely REVI and the balance a YGVI.  Today we had better views, sent photos from out in the field to Peter and Eli and they both agreed with YGVI. 

First view with location here

On Wednesday Nancy had it with binoculars, here

And on a lark Nancy and I went in for a quick check, saw Rachel, and Rachel was just shooting it. Our views were good enough to get it to species.  Here 37.768130,-122.472136

Seems to hang out near or in Photinia

Photos from all three of us forthcoming

Cheers

Rudy
SF



via Cher Ami


Re: Yellow-green Vireo at SF Arboretum

Dario Taraborelli
 

Still at (37.7669746, -122.4710986)

On Oct 7, 2021, at 14:42, Rudyard Wallen <arelist12@...> wrote:


Hey folks, 

Saw a Vireo sp on Tues, a brief view that only got to 80% likely REVI and the balance a YGVI.  Today we had better views, sent photos from out in the field to Peter and Eli and they both agreed with YGVI. 

First view with location here

On Wednesday Nancy had it with binoculars, here

And on a lark Nancy and I went in for a quick check, saw Rachel, and Rachel was just shooting it. Our views were good enough to get it to species.  Here 37.768130,-122.472136

Seems to hang out near or in Photinia

Photos from all three of us forthcoming

Cheers

Rudy
SF



via Cher Ami


Yellow-green Vireo at SF Arboretum

Rudyard Wallen
 

Hey folks, 

Saw a Vireo sp on Tues, a brief view that only got to 80% likely REVI and the balance a YGVI.  Today we had better views, sent photos from out in the field to Peter and Eli and they both agreed with YGVI. 

First view with location here

On Wednesday Nancy had it with binoculars, here

And on a lark Nancy and I went in for a quick check, saw Rachel, and Rachel was just shooting it. Our views were good enough to get it to species.  Here 37.768130,-122.472136

Seems to hang out near or in Photinia

Photos from all three of us forthcoming

Cheers

Rudy
SF



via Cher Ami


N Waterthrush

Brian Fitch
 

If you didn’t see the bird earlier this year at the north end, there’s now one back at the concrete bridge.  South side near the west end, the first opening in the trees and reeds where you can see the edge of the water.  The bird called and grabbed my attention, and over the next 20 minutes, it made several passes along the mud and low branches.
Brian Fitch


Tennessee Warbler and Orchard Orchard Oriole at Fort Mason

David Assmann
 

TENNESSEE WARBLER was on the east side of the road leading to the Battery; the ORCHARD ORIOLE popped out of the Bottle Brush at the cul-de-sac.  Only sparrow of note was a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW in the residential area south of the headquarters.

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