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Another Parula

Brian Fitch
 

This one at Ft Miley West, singing west of the battery, then flying over me and singing again near the Vet Hospital.

Also a late White-winged Scoter from Sutro.
Brian Fitch

Re: McLaren Park Migrants

Daniel Scali
 

Both the Ash-throated Flycatchers and Willow Flycatcher here this morning, vocalizing. In the vegetated island on the hill that burned a year ago. North of the middle school track/playground. 

Re: Pileated Woody at El Polin

Paul Devaney
 

Good Pileated pictures. No apologies necessary.

Paul Devaney Winchester, MA


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Sent: Sat, May 30, 2020 11:51 PM
Subject: [SFBirds] Pileated Woody at El Polin


Hi all,

Saw a Pileated Woodpecker at El Polin today, around 11AM. 


Actually, heard the cackling dude first, then saw him. He appeared as soon as I arrived, surveying bare trees on the bluff above the restrooms. He was coming from the south, heading northwest, perhaps back towards more typical environs?

Sharing in case it stirs envy. (Sorry for the bad pics. Urgency caused a shaky hand.)

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Re: Another Hooded Warbler, Lake Merced

Aaron Maizlish
 

Adam’s Hooded Warbler continues at the rocked area about 1500’ north of concrete bridge. Lake Merced. (37.7138302, -122.4913181)

It was singing when I arrived, though quiet now. 

Aaron Maizlish 


On May 31, 2020, at 8:53 AM, Adam Winer <awiner@...> wrote:


Another Hooded Warbler in SF, this one singing at the south end of Lake Merced, northwest of concrete bridge near the rock field.


First detected singing, seen briefly, then moved off to the north, still singing.

-- Adam Winer

McLaren Park Migrants

Daniel Scali
 

Hi Birders,

At least 3 Ash-throateds flycatching at the ebird location Middle School Canyon, adjacent to Vis Valley middle school. Also a weeting Willow Flycatcher and a Lark Sparrow. I’ve been sitting in one spot on the hill so haven’t seen if everyone’s still around. Think I heard some Oriole chatter too.

Good B-ing,
Dan

Parakeet Auklet just flew in

Rudyard Wallen
 

Vicens spotted it land between Hermit Rock and the engine block.  Just at the surf line, see from the second overlook here:
https://goo.gl/maps/1KNpMH3xAmx69jXP8

Rudy
SF

via Cher Ami

Another Hooded Warbler, Lake Merced

Adam Winer
 

Another Hooded Warbler in SF, this one singing at the south end of Lake Merced, northwest of concrete bridge near the rock field.


First detected singing, seen briefly, then moved off to the north, still singing.

-- Adam Winer

Pileated Woody at El Polin

Michael Lombardo
 

Hi all,

Saw a Pileated Woodpecker at El Polin today, around 11AM. 


Actually, heard the cackling dude first, then saw him. He appeared as soon as I arrived, surveying bare trees on the bluff above the restrooms. He was coming from the south, heading northwest, perhaps back towards more typical environs?

Sharing in case it stirs envy. (Sorry for the bad pics. Urgency caused a shaky hand.)

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Misc. Sightings - 05.30.20; Summer Tanager; Townsend's Solitaire , YR Warbler

H Cotter
 

Following the showers overnight and this morning I birded a few locations including Battery Godfrey and Lincoln Park/ Lands End .

Battery Godfrey highlights included a calling Summer Tanager- eventually confirmed by Paul Saraceni over at Fort Scott adjacent. Also had a OS Flycatcher and a couple of Lazuli Bunting.

Lincoln Park/ Lands End had a Townsend's Solitaire west of the west wash and below the VA Hospital. Also present was a continuing singing Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warbler at Fort Miley East and a continuing flock of approx 25 Red Crossbill at the east wash.

I was then able to see the Summer Tanager that Paul had confirmed at Fort Scott in the Presidio.

Hugh

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Summer Tanager @ Ft. Scott, 5/30/20

Paul Saraceni
 

A 1st-spring male SUMMER TANAGER was observed today @ the north end of Ft. Scott in the Presidio, at least thru 1:00 PM.  

The tanager was making a circuit among the cypress trees including those just north of the baseball field to those across the parking lot and on the other side of the plastic-covered dirt pile, ranging east into the trees near the Presidio Log Cabin.

Hugh Cotter heard a few call notes this morning from near Battery Godfrey and suspected this species, but did not see or further hear the bird then. I headed over later and as soon as I stepped out of my car near the baseball field @ 11:30 AM I heard the burry song that sounded like this species. The bird continued to move from tree to tree, singing, but hidden.  Eventually I was able to get a visual to confirm the ID, and when Hugh returned we were both able to get documenting photos. It's a splotchy young male showing reddish-orange head, throat, and undertail coverts, mustard-yellow belly, and greenish on the back. Aspects of its song are robin-like or grosbeak-like.  It only gave a pit-tuk call a few times during the observation period. It was still singing when we departed around 1:00.

Also in the area were 1 White-throated Swift, 5 W. Bluebirds, and 3 Hooded Orioles.

Earlier this morning I birded the northern portion of Ft. Funston for a couple of hours but could only find a single migrant there -- a calling Pac.-slope Flycatcher.  There is a nice population of Bewick's Wrens there, with at least 5 or 6 singing birds present.  During a brief seawatch from the bluff I observed 1 RHINOCEROS AUKLET flying N.

Paul Saraceni
San Francisco

Duboce Park Ash-throated

Brian Fitch
 

During our morning neighborhood walk, my wife and I watched an Ash-throated Flycatcher fly nearly the length of the park heading east and out of sight.  A first for this site, and so close to making it on my house list.  Totally missed Oscar's White Pelicans, but there were Western Wood-Pewee's in Buena Vista and Corona Heights, while CH also had a Western Tanager and an unseen singing grosbeak.  No Brewer's that we could detect.

Brian Fitch

Summer Tanager - Mt. Davidson

Joachim Gonzalez
 

Female type Summer Tanager calling at the X on Mt. Davidson

Good Birding,
Joachim Gonzalez

Re: Male Scarlet tanager question

S. R. Gilbert
 

For summer tanager in Glen Canyon:
4/2/2018.
3/18/2019.
Early January 2020.

On Friday, May 29, 2020, 01:40:11 PM PDT, Joachim Gonzalez <gonzalexgaming21@...> wrote:


I assume you mean the adult male Summer Tanager that was there, not a Scarlet Tanager

On Fri, May 29, 2020 at 1:39 PM Pamela Llewellyn via groups.io <pamelallewellyn=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Last year there was an adult male Scarlet tanager hanging out in Glen Canyon Park.  He stayed for at least a couple of weeks.  He was feeding on a bee hive.  I can't find this information in eBird.  Does anyone remember the dates that he was there?

Pamela Llewellyn
CPESC, QSD, QSP
Stormwater Professional
510-316-8932

Re: Male Summer Tanager (Scarlet tanager) question

Lee-Hong Chang
 

Summer Tanagers have been visiting Glen Canyon Park off and on for years. Recently, a male bird has stayed for months starting from fall 2019 until spring 2020 and possibly beyond. For a detailed account, please explore ebird *Species Maps* by following the steps outlined below.

2. Click on / select Species Maps
3. Sign in to your ebird account if you have one.
3a. If you don't have an ebird account, create an ebird account to continue.
3b. If log in is successful, a Species Maps page will show up.
4. Type in *Summer Tanager* in Species textbox on Species Maps page
5. Click / select Summer Tanager in dropdown menu
6. Type in *Glen Canyon* in LOCATION textbox
7. Click / select Glen Canyon Park, Chenery St., San Francisco, CA, USA in dropdown menu
8. Results of the search of ebird database provide the information regarding sightings of Summer Tanager at this location
9. Click on +/- buttons to zoom in further for more accurate spot
10. Select / click large blue (or red sometimes) drop pin for Glen Canyon Park
11. Scroll through the list of reports on popup menu
12. Select and explore ebird reports to find information regarding sightings of Summer Tanager at Glen Canyon Park

Take care,
Lee Chang
San Francisco



On Friday, May 29, 2020, 2:07:24 PM PDT, Pamela Llewellyn via groups.io <pamelallewellyn@...> wrote:


yes - thank you.  I did mean summer tanager

Pamela Llewellyn
CPESC, QSD, QSP
Stormwater Professional
510-316-8932


On Friday, May 29, 2020, 01:48:36 PM PDT, S. R. Gilbert <sgilbert524@...> wrote:


For summer tanager in Glen Canyon:
4/2/2018.
3/18/2019.
Early January 2020.
On Friday, May 29, 2020, 01:40:11 PM PDT, Joachim Gonzalez <gonzalexgaming21@...> wrote:


I assume you mean the adult male Summer Tanager that was there, not a Scarlet Tanager

On Fri, May 29, 2020 at 1:39 PM Pamela Llewellyn via groups.io <pamelallewellyn=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Last year there was an adult male Scarlet tanager hanging out in Glen Canyon Park.  He stayed for at least a couple of weeks.  He was feeding on a bee hive.  I can't find this information in eBird.  Does anyone remember the dates that he was there?

Pamela Llewellyn
CPESC, QSD, QSP
Stormwater Professional
510-316-8932

Re: Male Scarlet tanager question

Roberta Guise
 

I met up with Rachel Lawrence the last week of January this year to ogle at it. It had been there a couple of weeks before that. So safe to say most of January 2020.

Ah, the good old days…

P.S. Great article today in NY Times on how birding is catching on — “The Birds Are Not on Lockdown and More People Are Watching Them”— https://nyti.ms/36MeL1A


Warmly,
Roberta

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On May 29, 2020, at 1:39 PM, Pamela Llewellyn via groups.io <pamelallewellyn@...> wrote:

Last year there was an adult male Scarlet tanager hanging out in Glen Canyon Park.  He stayed for at least a couple of weeks.  He was feeding on a bee hive.  I can't find this information in eBird.  Does anyone remember the dates that he was there?

Pamela Llewellyn
CPESC, QSD, QSP
Stormwater Professional
510-316-8932

Re: Male Scarlet tanager question

Pamela Llewellyn
 

yes - thank you.  I did mean summer tanager

Pamela Llewellyn
CPESC, QSD, QSP
Stormwater Professional
510-316-8932


On Friday, May 29, 2020, 01:48:36 PM PDT, S. R. Gilbert <sgilbert524@...> wrote:


For summer tanager in Glen Canyon:
4/2/2018.
3/18/2019.
Early January 2020.
On Friday, May 29, 2020, 01:40:11 PM PDT, Joachim Gonzalez <gonzalexgaming21@...> wrote:


I assume you mean the adult male Summer Tanager that was there, not a Scarlet Tanager

On Fri, May 29, 2020 at 1:39 PM Pamela Llewellyn via groups.io <pamelallewellyn=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Last year there was an adult male Scarlet tanager hanging out in Glen Canyon Park.  He stayed for at least a couple of weeks.  He was feeding on a bee hive.  I can't find this information in eBird.  Does anyone remember the dates that he was there?

Pamela Llewellyn
CPESC, QSD, QSP
Stormwater Professional
510-316-8932

Re: Male Scarlet tanager question

Aaron Maizlish
 

Pamela,

There has been an adult male Summer Tanager at Glen Canyon Park for the last two winters.   There were a few weeks in January where he was coming into a bee hive next to the trail to feed.  When I went to see him on 1/29/2020 he was at the hive.  That is actually this year (!), it just feels like last year.  Or maybe it feels like many years ago before the shutdown.  The bird was last reported on eBird at the beginning of April.  I was told that it was sometimes seen around the neighborhood during the winter.

There was also a second city record Scarlet Tanager seen last fall, but that one was at the SF Zoo.  That might be the source of confusion.

Take care,

Aaron







On May 29, 2020, at 1:39 PM, Pamela Llewellyn via groups.io <pamelallewellyn@...> wrote:

Last year there was an adult male Scarlet tanager hanging out in Glen Canyon Park.  He stayed for at least a couple of weeks.  He was feeding on a bee hive.  I can't find this information in eBird.  Does anyone remember the dates that he was there?

Pamela Llewellyn
CPESC, QSD, QSP
Stormwater Professional
510-316-8932

Re: Male Scarlet tanager question

Joachim Gonzalez
 

I assume you mean the adult male Summer Tanager that was there, not a Scarlet Tanager

On Fri, May 29, 2020 at 1:39 PM Pamela Llewellyn via groups.io <pamelallewellyn=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Last year there was an adult male Scarlet tanager hanging out in Glen Canyon Park.  He stayed for at least a couple of weeks.  He was feeding on a bee hive.  I can't find this information in eBird.  Does anyone remember the dates that he was there?

Pamela Llewellyn
CPESC, QSD, QSP
Stormwater Professional
510-316-8932

Male Scarlet tanager question

Pamela Llewellyn
 

Last year there was an adult male Scarlet tanager hanging out in Glen Canyon Park.  He stayed for at least a couple of weeks.  He was feeding on a bee hive.  I can't find this information in eBird.  Does anyone remember the dates that he was there?

Pamela Llewellyn
CPESC, QSD, QSP
Stormwater Professional
510-316-8932

More details on the Chestnut-Sided Warbler at Fort Mason

David Assmann
 

The CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER seen at Fort Mason this morning was an adult male in alternate plumage.  It was first heard singing in a tree on the west side of the garden and then moved to the north side of the garden, first in the plum trees, where it was seen from outside the fence, and then into the avocado tree, before heading to the east side of the garden.  Because the garden is still closed to the public, this bird is hard to photograph. A BULLOCK'S ORIOLE was also seen on the west side of the garden, and a YELLOW WARBLER was behind the General's House.