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Re: Red-Footed Booby, Crissy Field

Brian Fitch
 

Red footed booby yes
Brian Fitch

On Fri, Nov 8, 2019 at 2:22 PM Abe Borker <abeborker@...> wrote:
I have just received a second-hand report of a Red-footed Booby on the pier by the Sanctuary office on Crissy Field.  

On Wed, Nov 6, 2019 at 1:50 PM William Grant <wbgrant@...> wrote:
Seen at the top plaza, first on top of shrubs in the "island" at the W end,
then flying a few yards north. Posting at ebird.org.
Bill



Red-Footed Booby, Crissy Field

Abe Borker
 

I have just received a second-hand report of a Red-footed Booby on the pier by the Sanctuary office on Crissy Field.  

On Wed, Nov 6, 2019 at 1:50 PM William Grant <wbgrant@...> wrote:
Seen at the top plaza, first on top of shrubs in the "island" at the W end,
then flying a few yards north. Posting at ebird.org.
Bill



Orchard Oriole again at Lafayette Park, 1:00 p.m, Nov. 6

William Grant
 

Seen at the top plaza, first on top of shrubs in the "island" at the W end,
then flying a few yards north. Posting at ebird.org.
Bill

Presidio/Crissy Closure

birdwoman7007
 

Dear Birders,
Just wanted to give heads up.
The Presidio sent this notice of closure.

Begins Week of December 2, 2019
Six-Month Partial Closure of Mason Street at Crissy Field -
We’re closing a section of Mason Street at Crissy Field for six months to install culverts beneath.
This will allow fresh water to flow from the Tennessee Hollow Watershed to meet the salt water of
San Francisco Bay, creating a unique marshland at a site known as Quartermaster Reach.

The project will bring an 850-foot length of long-buried stream back to the surface and dramatically
transform an area long covered by asphalt.

Happy Birding,
Leslie

Bald eagle

Alan Hopkins
 

An immature bald eagle just few over vis valley school heading south 





Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device

Lapland Longspur continues

Joachim Gonzalez
 

Seen at (37.7221290, -122.3753079)

Horned Larks, Big Accip, etc.

Brian Fitch
 

With three potential city year birds out in the southeastern quadrant of town, and me needing only one to set a new personal year record, I decided to head out and try my luck.  Before I could leave though, a Red-breasted Sapsucker popped up in my neighbor's magnolia tree, providing me with my 120th house species.

I stopped by Candlestick first, and walked the fields to see what might be hiding there.  I heard Horned Lark somewhere in the distance, but didn't see it.  Meadowlarks and Savannah Sparrows were the only grass species, but at one point, I heard some upset ravens and looked up to see two of them attacking a juvenile accipiter.  I was quite surprised to see that the hawk was the same length as the ravens, and after several nice maneuvers, it evaded the corvids and flew off toward Hunter's Point.  I'll leave it unnamed because of the distance, but according to  a quick reference check, only one accipiter reaches that size.  All I could see was the highly streaked buffy plumage, and that the partially spread tail showed gradation (shorter outer rectrices) rather than roundedness like a Coop.

At Yosemite Slough, I heard another Horned Lark flying somewhere, and was again unable to sight it.  I spent some time scanning through the fence (not enjoying radioactive shoes like some of you!), and eventually heard and spotted a Horned Lark flying from the restricted area over me and off to the west.

Despite the record being achieved, I still tried for the White-winged Dove at Hillpoint Park, but was unsuccessful.  Every city year bird from now until 12/31 is frosting on the cake, and I like frosting.
Brian Fitch

Botanical Garden: Odds and Ends

Ken Moy
 

Good afternoon, a stroll with Nancy Palmer from Noon to 2 was highlighted by an orange crowned warbler and very late warbling vireo and Western tanager near Zellerbach Garden and a male red crossbill in the Children's Garden.

Best birding!

Ken Moy

Rock-in' and B&W

Richard Bradus
 

Great weather and great birds continue.

Nice to see a good cross-section of SF bird folk out at Heron's Head this morning where the Rock Sandpiper remains out near the very end, sometimes sleeping and mostly foraging while keeping an eye on the nearby fisherman and MOB, thankfully not flying off with the few Leasts with which it sometimes loosely associates.

And the B&W Warbler continues at Alta Plaza Park, still foraging in the small trees on the west side near the Washington-Scott St. intersection - I saw it catch or pull out a nice grub as I walked through around 1pm.

Some cooling westerlies starting up, so who knows what might be brought in next.

Have fun out there!

Richard Bradus
San Francisco

White-winted Dove @ Hillpoint Park (Bayview)

Brian Turner
 

Present at east end of park just west of Bldg 101. First seen by Russ Bright on a lamppost featuring art by Marion Coleman ("Visions of the Past/Visions for the Future"). 

Brian Turner

Rock Sandpiper Heron's Head

Derek
 

Still here resting about 20 yards from the end of the jetty

Derek Heins

Birding Hunters Poin Shipyard

Alan Hopkins
 

I agree with Arron. The southern part of the Hunters Point Shipyard (Parcel E) is a Superfund Site and is still in the jurisdiction of the Federal Government. When I was the Naturalist in Residence for the Shipyard Artists I was never permitted in the area even though I occasionally got permission to lead fieldtrips in other parts of the shipyard. I was not allowed to take pictures anywhere, if I got my camera out a guard would appear and give me a hard time. Some of the shipyard has been transferred to San Francisco, but you still need a pass to be on the shipyard except for the new housing area. Due to the recent testing hubbub I am sure they really don’t want people with optical equipment wandering around. I don’t know what they would do to you, they could take your equipment.

Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should do something. And you certainly shouldn’t encourage others to think it is okay.



Alan S. Hopkins
San Francisco, CA

Re: Rocky present

Joe Morlan
 

Some photos and analysis:

https://fog.ccsf.edu/~jmorlan/RockSandpiperIMG_4794.htm


On Sun, 3 Nov 2019 13:05:31 -0800, "Siobhan Ruck"
<ms.siobhan.ruck@...> wrote:

Rocky still here at 1:00 pm
On Nov 3, 2019, at 11:25 AM, Sarah Burton <@burtosa> wrote:

Updates? I am heading over now.


On Sun, Nov 3, 2019 at 7:46 AM Adam Winer <awiner@...> wrote:
Still showing well, with a modest mob, all the way at the end of the trail.



On Sun, Nov 3, 2019, 06:36 Brian Fitch <fogeggs@...> wrote:
Rock sandpiper Near the end of herons head
Marsh side
Where’s the mob?
Brian Fitch
--
Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA

Re: Rocky present

Siobhan Ruck
 

Rocky still here at 1:00 pm


On Nov 3, 2019, at 11:25 AM, Sarah Burton <burtosarah@...> wrote:

Updates? I am heading over now. 


On Sun, Nov 3, 2019 at 7:46 AM Adam Winer <awiner@...> wrote:
Still showing well, with a modest mob, all the way at the end of the trail.



On Sun, Nov 3, 2019, 06:36 Brian Fitch <fogeggs@...> wrote:
Rock sandpiper Near the end of herons head
Marsh side
Where’s the mob?
Brian Fitch

Red-breasted Nuthatch at Sunset Reservoir

Siobhan Ruck
 

Stepping out to head to Herons Head and there’s a Red-breasted Nuthatch in the trees above the entrance at 28th an Pacheco.

Re: Rocky present

Sarah Burton
 

Updates? I am heading over now. 


On Sun, Nov 3, 2019 at 7:46 AM Adam Winer <awiner@...> wrote:
Still showing well, with a modest mob, all the way at the end of the trail.



On Sun, Nov 3, 2019, 06:36 Brian Fitch <fogeggs@...> wrote:
Rock sandpiper Near the end of herons head
Marsh side
Where’s the mob?
Brian Fitch

Re: Lapland Longspur hunters point shipyard

Aaron Maizlish
 

I don’t think this is just “technically” off limits - I think it is quite literally off-limits. I know it’s not patrolled very much any more, but unless something has recently changed I would say that it’s quite illegal to be past the gate. The security guards are not nice people.

Feel free to correct me if something has legally changed in the last year or two.

Aaron Maizlish
(currently in Philadelphia and wishing I was looking at a Rock Sandpiper).
Sent from my iPhone

On Nov 3, 2019, at 12:09 PM, Oscar Moss <cowmoss@...> wrote:

Hi all,

Cédric Duhalde and I just found a Lapland Longspur here: (37.7231839,-122.3750953).

This area is technically restricted access so be mindful and respectful.

Oscar

Lapland Longspur hunters point shipyard

Oscar Moss
 

Hi all,

Cédric Duhalde and I just found a Lapland Longspur here: (37.7231839,-122.3750953).

This area is technically restricted access so be mindful and respectful.

Oscar

Re: Rocky present

Adam Winer
 

Still showing well, with a modest mob, all the way at the end of the trail.



On Sun, Nov 3, 2019, 06:36 Brian Fitch <fogeggs@...> wrote:
Rock sandpiper Near the end of herons head
Marsh side
Where’s the mob?
Brian Fitch

Rocky present

Brian Fitch
 

Rock sandpiper Near the end of herons head
Marsh side
Where’s the mob?
Brian Fitch