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Glen Canyon (8:15-9:30)

rferrick@...
 

After leaving Paul at Mt D this morning, I headed over to Glen Canyon.
Similar experience, nothing new but a good quantity/variety of the expected
migrants. Three young Steller's Jays were out and about, around the nest,
flapping their wings, hopping in the branches close to the nest. Both adults
were in the area paying close attention. Other highlights:

Western Tanager (15+)
BH Grosbeak (1)
Lazuli Bunting (2)
W. Wood Pewee (1)
OS Flycatcher (2)
Swainson's Thrush (2)
OC Warbler (4)
Wilson's Warbler (10+)
Townsend's Warbler (2)
Yellow Warbler (4)
Cedar Waxwing (50+)

I heard the Bullock's Oriole, but did not hear the Yellow-breasted Chat.

Mt. Davidson, 05/15/00 (6:50-8:05 AM)

Paul Saraceni <Paul.Saraceni@...>
 

Small wave this morning; nothing new.

Observations of local interest:


Band-tailed Pigeon 6
Olive-sided Flycatcher 1
Western Wood-Pewee 1
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 1
Warbling Vireo 5
Swainson's Thrush 5
Cedar Waxwing 20
Warblers:
Orange-crowned 6
Yellow 1
Townsend's 6
Hermit 2
Wilson's 3
Western Tanager 13
Black-headed Grosbeak 18
Lazuli Bunting 1 m., 1 f.


Yesterday I observed 2 White-throated Swifts flying and calling over Mt. D.
I also observed a Red-tailed Hawk dive at, grab, and fumble a Botta's Pocket
Gopher near the top of the Ravine; the gopher, seemingly unharmed, scurried
away into the weeds.

Paul Saraceni
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Mt. Lake Park this a.m.

David Armstrong
 

Nothing too exciting but decent amounts of activity in
the willows east of the lake:
- yellow warbler (2)
- Wilson's warbler (3)
- b-t gray warbler (1)
- Warbling Vireo (1)
- Cedar Waxwings (5)
- Downy woodpecker (2)
- selasphorous hummingbird (mostly rufous back,
some green on the upper back)


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Re: Mt. Davidson, 05/15/00 (6:50-8:05 AM)

Harry Fuller <harry_fuller@...>
 

Speaking of Botta, he was young doctor/naturalist on French voyage along
the Pacific coast in 1820s...he found a number of new species inlcuding his
pocket gopher and Anna's Hummingbird...Botta went on to great fame as
diplomat/archaeologist, discovering the ruins of Nineveh in what is now
Iraq...cabinet scientists back in Europe published the first scientific
descriptions of the species he collected on that 1820s voyage...his natural
history notes on the voyage were never published

recent birds

Harry Fuller <harry_fuller@...>
 

Recently we have been noticing the Starlings in our nieghborhood are eating
the Japanese garden snails that plague all gardens in San Francisco.
I also believe there is a pair of VG Swallows nesting near Sutro Hts. Park.
I see a pair feeding regularly in the Nx.

Re: SFBirds is live again!

David Nelson
 

Mark, Are we now on egroups? This reply will tell all, David

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Hammond's - Mt D

rferrick@...
 

The Hammond's Flycatcher continues in the Ravine of Mt Davidson. I saw the
bird between 5:30-5:45 PM. It was low in the bushes on the downhill side, but
perching in nice viewable locations.

Nice and still up there this evening. Other highlights included a Hermit
Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Warbling Vireo, many BH Grosbeaks, OC Warblers and
Wilson's Warblers.

Rich

Buena Vista Park

Allan Ridley <aridley@...>
 

I have regularly observed White-throated Swifts in BV park at this time of
year, flying through the trees (tall Mont. cypress & pines) at low altitudes -
it's quite exciting to have them fly by so close - in the area newr the steps
at the NE corner of the park, the "Duboce Steps" as they are known in the
neighborhood.
Allan

Re: recent birds

Mark W. Eaton <mweaton@...>
 

Harry Fuller wrote:

Recently we have been noticing the Starlings in our nieghborhood are eating
the Japanese garden snails that plague all gardens in San Francisco.
Er...which introduced species do I root for? :-(

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"Leaders should lead as far as they can then vanish. Their ashes
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Help required

Wardle, Rob <RWardle@...>
 

All,
I am hopefully visiting San Francisco area late June on holiday and hope to
get some birding in. Can anybody help me with some good birding locations.
I am specifically interested in "west coast" birds and any local
specialities. I will probably hire a car so don't mind driving further
afield. I have ordered so books but they are "on order".

Also,
Are there any pelagics during June?

Regards
Rob Wardle
Birmingham, UK
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Re: SFBirds is live again!

David Nelson
 

Just an e-mail to put you in my address file, David

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Black Swifts

fogeggs
 

Checked the s.e. city this morning. I was in the McLaren park amphitheater
scanning a treetop when 6 Black Swifts flew over heading north; large, all
dark, with slightly forked tails. Later at Bayview, there was a W Kingbird
in the willowy ravine. Both parks had continuing numbers from the recent
migrant movements, especially singing Lazuli Buntings all over.
Brian

Common Merganser

Josiah Clark <sunbittern@...>
 

hey marc, heres a message thats been bounced back to me. How do I get connected again?

josiah




:� Following is a list of highlights from a few hours around the Presidio
:today. There were thousands of Corms and things off the gate bordering the
:storms at sea... Most interesting though was a bird I saw from my house at
:about 1230 yesterday afternoon. I had been seeing more DC corms from my
:house than usual and was watching the sky. I walked outside with my
:binoculars, and saw a loon flying over.(It would have been a yard bird) With
:binocs I saw the red bill and cinimon head. In that moment I recalled on
:things Rich Stallcup had told me on the last Christmas count, bulkier bird,
:slower flight, thicker nech, flatter head. The belly was imaculate white.
:The female Common Merganser flew due S from 17th and Lake toward the park.
:
:
:
:
:White throated Swift- Lobos
:� Hairy Woodpecker- Kobbe and Upton
:> > Western Kingbird-4- 1Lobos Dunes, 2 Presidio hills 1Kobbe Upton
:>�������������������� Ravine- treetops
:> > Pacfic slope Flycatcher 5
:> >
:
:> > Townsend's warbler 1 Coastal bluffs
:> > Orange crowned- ssp. celata
:...

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Wed AM

rferrick@...
 

Nothing to add to Paul's list from Mt. Davidson.

Later in the morning (10AM) I checked the Cliff House. Several Common Murres flying in-close just beyond the rocks with the Cormorant nests, and an immature Heerman's Gull amongst the Western Gulls.

Middle Lake (10:30AM)yielded a Western Tanager, Yellow Warbler, and Wilson's Warbler.

Rich

Re: BV Park

Harry Fuller <harry_fuller@...>
 

As Alan Ridley noted yesterday: WT Swifts over Buena Vista Park...and a
lot nicer than having to haul out to "gorgous" Candlestick. for a BY bird.
Thanks, AR.
About 730am, one circling over the top of the park.

Also present, three BH Grosbeaks playing tag, PYNU, singing OC Warb, SCJA,
singing DEJU, ALHU, CATO
The walk into BV Park from Buena Vista West and Upper Terrace is an easy
one...great views even if you don't get any new birds

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Checked the s.e. city this morning. I was in the McLaren park amphitheater
scanning a treetop when 6 Black Swifts flew over heading north; large, all
dark, with slightly forked tails. Later at Bayview, there was a W Kingbird
in the willowy ravine. Both parks had continuing numbers from the recent
migrant movements, especially singing Lazuli Buntings all over.
Brian


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Mt. Davidson, 05/17/00 (6:50-8:05 AM)

Paul Saraceni <Paul.Saraceni@...>
 

Observations of local interest:


Caspian Tern 1 (fly-by)
Band-tailed Pigeon 4
Olive-sided Flycatcher 1
Western Wood-Pewee 1
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 1
Swainson's Thrush 8
Cedar Waxwing 5
Warblers:
Orange-crowned 3
Yellow 1
Townsend's 5
Hermit 1 m.
Wilson's 4
Western Tanager 2
Spotted Towhee 1 m. (back after a 3-week absence)
Black-headed Grosbeak 7


Rich F. and Eric P. were around and Eric mentioned seeing a Lazuli Bunting.

Paul Saraceni
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Glen Canyon on Tuesday AM

James Armstrong <jarmstro@...>
 

From 9 to 10:30 AM yesterday (Tuesday) at Glen Canyon...conditions iffy but at least it didn't rain...
 
Yellow Warbler (one nice male)
Western Tanager (one male & one female; others heard singing)
Lazuli Bunting (two or three males, two females)
Cedar Waxwings (numerous--almost outnumbered the House Finches)
Wilson's Warbler (several singing, a couple seen)
Warbling Vireo (not singing but very cooperative, let me see it well from close range, usually its kin hide from me)
Olive-Sided Flycatcher (singing from some distant treetop)
 
plus other common SF birds.
 
Jim Armstrong

Lake Merced this morning

Mark W. Eaton <mweaton@...>
 

I about a half hour this morning at Lake Merced and there were still a number of
migrants including YELLOW WARBLERS and WARBLING VIREOS. There was a kingbird
which I assumed was the TROPICAL KINGBIRD, but I didn't get a good look and was
spooked by outer rectrices that appeared to be prominently edged in white.
However, it seems improbable that the TRKI was magically replaced by a migrant
WESTERN KINGBIRD in exactly same area using the same roosts and having the same
foraging behavior.

I'll check again later this week.

Mark
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Re: Mt. Davidson, 05/17/00 (6:50-8:05 AM)

David Armstrong
 

We checked out Mt. Davidson in the late am (around
11).
We had a probable sighting of the Hammond's Flycatcher
-- I say probable because a) it's the first one I've
seen and b) it was a series of very quick looks,
nothing prolonged. It was in some bushes between the
top of the trail leading to ravine and the summit --
it kept coming out to perch and then hiding out of
view. At one point it ate a berry from the bush. The
details we did get seem to confirm the ID: teardrop
eye ring, pale yellow on belly, olive-gray above. It
also flicked its tail vigorously when we first sighted
it.

Also had most of the other species reported today, and
did spot a lazuli bunting in the broom near the big
fence.
In a separate stop had W wood peewee at Lick Mountain,
and W tanager and grosbeaks in the eucs near the
Coinservatory of Flowers in GGP
David
--- Paul Saraceni <Paul.Saraceni@...> wrote:
Observations of local interest:


Caspian Tern 1 (fly-by)
Band-tailed Pigeon 4
Olive-sided Flycatcher 1
Western Wood-Pewee 1
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 1
Swainson's Thrush 8
Cedar Waxwing 5
Warblers:
Orange-crowned 3
Yellow 1
Townsend's 5
Hermit 1 m.
Wilson's 4
Western Tanager 2
Spotted Towhee 1 m. (back after a 3-week absence)
Black-headed Grosbeak 7


Rich F. and Eric P. were around and Eric mentioned
seeing a Lazuli Bunting.

Paul Saraceni
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