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Wood Duck continuing at Stow Lake

Dario Taraborelli
 

Just east of Boat House


Re: Parakeet Auklet June 4

Joel Perlstein
 

Thanks for all the tips. Is there more than one Parakeet Auklet here?

On Jun 5, 2020, at 7:39 AM, Gerry McChesney <gerry.mcchesney@...> wrote:

I can't speak exactly for Parakeet Auklets, but if their colony attendance is similar to the Pigeon Guillemots that it's semi-hanging out with, then early morning and maybe late evening might be best.  Guillemots have peak colony attendance in the first few hours after dawn, rafting on the water just off the colony and perching on the rocks around the nesting area. Then they mostly disperse to foraging areas, coming and going through the day.  There is another lesser attendance peak in the evening. 

Given that Parakeet Auklets are not very gregarious, their attendance patterns could be different, but following this might be worth a try. 

Gerry McChesney


On Thu, Jun 4, 2020 at 9:14 PM Brian Fitch <fogeggs@...> wrote:
The bird has been rather unpredictable, but I've had better results finding it when the tide is lower.  I've seen it spend time on multiple occasions diving into the shallow surf below the viewpoint, and it's only shallow when the tide is mean or low.  When you try to find it, make sure you check the white froth for it's tiny black shape, not only out in the blue water by the offshore rocks.  This morning I found it perched on a small rock right by the beach, and then watched it get washed off by a high breaker.  It's a tough little bird.

Brian Fitch

On Thu, Jun 4, 2020 at 9:01 PM Joel Perlstein <joelperl@...> wrote:
Is there any particular time of day or level of tide when one is more likely to see the Auklet ?





Laughing Gull Back at Crissy Lagoon

David Assmann
 

LAUGHING GULL on east side of lagoon in with a number of CALIFORNIA GULLS.


Re: Parakeet Auklet June 4

Gerry McChesney
 

I can't speak exactly for Parakeet Auklets, but if their colony attendance is similar to the Pigeon Guillemots that it's semi-hanging out with, then early morning and maybe late evening might be best.  Guillemots have peak colony attendance in the first few hours after dawn, rafting on the water just off the colony and perching on the rocks around the nesting area. Then they mostly disperse to foraging areas, coming and going through the day.  There is another lesser attendance peak in the evening. 

Given that Parakeet Auklets are not very gregarious, their attendance patterns could be different, but following this might be worth a try. 

Gerry McChesney


On Thu, Jun 4, 2020 at 9:14 PM Brian Fitch <fogeggs@...> wrote:
The bird has been rather unpredictable, but I've had better results finding it when the tide is lower.  I've seen it spend time on multiple occasions diving into the shallow surf below the viewpoint, and it's only shallow when the tide is mean or low.  When you try to find it, make sure you check the white froth for it's tiny black shape, not only out in the blue water by the offshore rocks.  This morning I found it perched on a small rock right by the beach, and then watched it get washed off by a high breaker.  It's a tough little bird.

Brian Fitch

On Thu, Jun 4, 2020 at 9:01 PM Joel Perlstein <joelperl@...> wrote:
Is there any particular time of day or level of tide when one is more likely to see the Auklet ?





Re: Parakeet Auklet June 4

Brian Fitch
 

The bird has been rather unpredictable, but I've had better results finding it when the tide is lower.  I've seen it spend time on multiple occasions diving into the shallow surf below the viewpoint, and it's only shallow when the tide is mean or low.  When you try to find it, make sure you check the white froth for it's tiny black shape, not only out in the blue water by the offshore rocks.  This morning I found it perched on a small rock right by the beach, and then watched it get washed off by a high breaker.  It's a tough little bird.

Brian Fitch


On Thu, Jun 4, 2020 at 9:01 PM Joel Perlstein <joelperl@...> wrote:
Is there any particular time of day or level of tide when one is more likely to see the Auklet ?





Re: Parakeet Auklet June 4

Joel Perlstein
 

Is there any particular time of day or level of tide when one is more likely to see the Auklet ?


Parakeet Auklet June 4

Dave Weber
 


Parakeet Auklet seen 10:03 to 10:13 am. Floating in surf left of Hermit Rock, then flew in circles for a minute, then landed on backside of the rock.


Dave Weber,
Milpitas
By phone


Misc. Sightings- June 1-3

H Cotter
 

On Monday evening at Crissy there was a single Semi P Plover .
Today- Wednesday at Lincoln Park there were two Willow Flycatchers; one at the east wash and one below the VA hospital; there was also an Ash-throated flycatcher and a number of Red Crossbill in addition to a continuing Flicker calling at the east wash.

Hugh

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Re: Yellow Throated Continues 1:40 pm - but not five minutes later

Richard Bradus
 


Well, unfortunately I arrived about five minutes later and the vireo had vanished. Despite the continued stakeout by a number of experienced birders it was not re-found. But we saw a number of Tree Swallow and Nuthatch nest hole visits, displaying Red-winged Blackbirds, various raptors and interactions, a Great Blue Heron fly-in and perch atop a tall cypress and the singing House Wren. So a nice outing regardless.

Maybe the vireo will return later or stick around and give better luck to the rest of you.

Richard Bradus
San Francisco

On Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 01:47:44 PM PDT, David Assmann via groups.io <david_assmann@...> wrote:


In eucalyptus north of lake - high up


Parakeet Auklet now.

bitanangan
 

Hi Birders,
     In the shallow surf to the left of Hermit Rock below the overlook.

Russ Bright
SF


Re: Yellow Throated Vireo

Peter Pyle
 

Thanks Adam -

Based on this and other photos it is a first-spring bird by the narrow, brown, and pointed rectrices. I get the impression it's on the dull side for this species and so still think female, but then as soon as I say this it will of course start singing! Although vagrant male YTVIs in Marin and elsewhere in central CA do frequently sing, we may never know if it doesn't....Cheers, P

At 01:19 PM 6/3/2020, Adam Winer wrote:
Best of my bad photos here:


... plus I've attached one with an outstretched wing, which might be of use for aging/sexing.



On Wed, Jun 3, 2020 at 12:22 PM Peter Pyle <<mailto:ppyle@...>ppyle@...> wrote:
There will be better photos than this but here are some crappy ones.
High up in Eucs off NW corner. Seemed to head N when last seen by me
and others around 11:45.
<<https://ebird.org/checklist/S70016986>https://ebird.org/checklist/S70016986>https://ebird.org/checklist/S70016986

Good luck to those still looking, Peter


At 11:27 AM 6/3/2020, Adam Winer wrote:
Specifically, here:

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ps://maps.app.goo.gl/1bh1DVVzfw9221Xa6>https://maps.app.goo.gl/1bh1DVVzfw9221Xa6

On Wed, Jun 3, 2020, 11:24 Adam Winer via
<<http://groups.io>http://groups.io><http://groups.io>groups.io
<awiner=<mailto:<mailto:gmail.com@groups.io>gma
il.com@groups.io><mailto:gmail.com@groups.io>gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Just refound high in eucalyptus, seen well by all.

On Wed, Jun 3, 2020, 10:22 David Assmann via
<<http://groups.io>http://groups.io><http://groups.io>groups.io
<david_assmann=<mailto:<mailto:yahoo.com@groups
.io>yahoo.com@groups.io><mailto:yahoo.com@groups.io>yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Acting as the messenger- Juan Garcia has a Yellow Throated Vireo at
the north side of Elk Glen Lake.




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Townsend's Solitaire @ Buena Vista Park, 6/3/20

Paul Saraceni
 

This morning around 8:30 AM I briefly observed another late-spring TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE, along the east side of Buena Vista Park.  It perched near the top of a couple of cypress trees, then flew E across Buena Vista Ave. and over the terminus of Duboce Ave. and out of view, showing its distinctive underparts in flight.

Paul Saraceni
San Francisco


Banded Cooper's @ Fort Miley plateau

Daniel Scali
 

All,

This afternoon I saw a Coop fly into some cypresses at the plateau picnic tables, a bit east of the VA. The bird was pretty small so maybe a male? The right leg had a silver band. I didn't see the left leg and it was pretty high up in the tree.

Anyone have any ideas about the band?

Best,
Dan


Yellow Throated Continues 1:40 pm

David Assmann
 

In eucalyptus north of lake - high up


Re: Yellow Throated Vireo

Adam Winer
 

Best of my bad photos here:
P6030083.jpg

... plus I've attached one with an outstretched wing, which might be of use for aging/sexing.



On Wed, Jun 3, 2020 at 12:22 PM Peter Pyle <ppyle@...> wrote:
There will be better photos than this but here are some crappy ones.
High up in Eucs off NW corner. Seemed to head N when last seen by me
and others around 11:45.
<https://ebird.org/checklist/S70016986>https://ebird.org/checklist/S70016986

Good luck to those still looking, Peter


At 11:27 AM 6/3/2020, Adam Winer wrote:
>Specifically, here:
>
><https://maps.app.goo.gl/1bh1DVVzfw9221Xa6>https://maps.app.goo.gl/1bh1DVVzfw9221Xa6
>
>On Wed, Jun 3, 2020, 11:24 Adam Winer via
><http://groups.io>groups.io
><awiner=<mailto:gmail.com@groups.io>gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
>Just refound high in eucalyptus, seen well by all.
>
>On Wed, Jun 3, 2020, 10:22 David Assmann via
><http://groups.io>groups.io
><david_assmann=<mailto:yahoo.com@groups.io>yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
>Acting as the messenger- Juan Garcia has a Yellow Throated Vireo at
>the north side of Elk Glen Lake.
>
>





Re: Yellow Throated Vireo

Adam Winer
 

That link apparently doesn't work.   This one should.


Lat/long  is 37.767861, -122.482556 in case even that fails.

On Wed, Jun 3, 2020 at 11:27 AM Adam Winer <awiner@...> wrote:

On Wed, Jun 3, 2020, 11:24 Adam Winer via groups.io <awiner=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Just refound high in eucalyptus, seen well by all.

On Wed, Jun 3, 2020, 10:22 David Assmann via groups.io <david_assmann=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Acting as the messenger- Juan Garcia has a Yellow Throated Vireo at the north side of Elk Glen Lake.


Re: Yellow Throated Vireo

Peter Pyle
 

There will be better photos than this but here are some crappy ones. High up in Eucs off NW corner. Seemed to head N when last seen by me and others around 11:45.
<https://ebird.org/checklist/S70016986>https://ebird.org/checklist/S70016986

Good luck to those still looking, Peter

At 11:27 AM 6/3/2020, Adam Winer wrote:
Specifically, here:

<https://maps.app.goo.gl/1bh1DVVzfw9221Xa6>https://maps.app.goo.gl/1bh1DVVzfw9221Xa6

On Wed, Jun 3, 2020, 11:24 Adam Winer via <http://groups.io>groups.io <awiner=<mailto:gmail.com@groups.io>gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Just refound high in eucalyptus, seen well by all.

On Wed, Jun 3, 2020, 10:22 David Assmann via <http://groups.io>groups.io <david_assmann=<mailto:yahoo.com@groups.io>yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Acting as the messenger- Juan Garcia has a Yellow Throated Vireo at the north side of Elk Glen Lake.


Re: Yellow Throated Vireo

Adam Winer
 


On Wed, Jun 3, 2020, 11:24 Adam Winer via groups.io <awiner=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Just refound high in eucalyptus, seen well by all.

On Wed, Jun 3, 2020, 10:22 David Assmann via groups.io <david_assmann=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Acting as the messenger- Juan Garcia has a Yellow Throated Vireo at the north side of Elk Glen Lake.


Re: Yellow Throated Vireo

Adam Winer
 

Just refound high in eucalyptus, seen well by all.


On Wed, Jun 3, 2020, 10:22 David Assmann via groups.io <david_assmann=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Acting as the messenger- Juan Garcia has a Yellow Throated Vireo at the north side of Elk Glen Lake.


Yellow Throated Vireo

David Assmann
 

Acting as the messenger- Juan Garcia has a Yellow Throated Vireo at the north side of Elk Glen Lake.