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Lodi Lake

Pat Paternostro
 

All
I took a walk through the nature area of Lodi Lake this morning.  I totaled 44 species.  Highlights included a pair of RB Nuthatch on Laurel Ave, 6 Sparrow species including the tan-striped White-throated Sparrow and a single lingering Varied Thrush. 
The area was very birdy with species such as RC Kinglet and Fox Sparrow singing.  I also got to watch a courtship display from a pair of Flickers. 
Enjoy the weekend as best you can. 
Pat 


Re: County and Stockton park closures

Ralph
 

I went to Knights Ferry Saturday and it was VERY crowded. I went to Mavis Stouffer Park in Ripon Tuesday and it was open and much less crowded than Knights Ferry, there were only a few people there that day. I didn't find anything out of the ordinary at Mavis Stouffer, though.

And as always,
Happy birding, stay safe, stay sane and may the light be with you,
Ralph Baker, Riverbank


Re: Yard-birding poll & eBird #poll

Ralph
 

I am about to enter my daily list for the yard and would like to suggest using #YARDBIRDING for future ebird reports. That way everyone will see that our lists are a result of Jim's poll. I don't usually use hashtags but this seems appropriate.

It was slow in the yard this morning, with only 2 Mourning Doves, 3 White-crowned Sparrows, 4 House Finches,1 Lesser Goldfinch and 1 American Goldfinch. All see through the kitchen window while I was washing last night's dinner dishes before going to work.

And as always,
Happy Birding, stay safe, stay sane and may the light be with you,
Ralph Baker, Riverbank


Re: County and Stockton park closures

John Harris
 

I know this is out of San Joaquin County, but perhaps close enough to be worth reporting. Woodward Reservoir in Stanislaus Co. is closed and barricaded. The Stanislaus River parks are still open, though. Knights Ferry has the potential for being too crowded on a weekend, but during the week seems to be fine.
John Harris
Oakdale


On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 8:18 AM Pat Croft <patndavid@...> wrote:
Most Lodi parks are still open including Lodi Lake.  Dave

On Mar 26, 2020, at 7:55 AM, Susan Schneider <susanschneider7@...> wrote:

According to a Record article today, San Joaquin County and Stockton have closed their parks because of the coronavirus crisis.  However, some access is still allowed:  "Community members can pass through parks while walking, biking or running, but gatherings of groups and organized activities are not permitted."  Social distancing must be practiced.

Stay safe, everyone,
Susan

--
Susan M. Schneider
Climate activist and award-winning author of The Science of Consequences
http://www.scienceofconsequences.com

“The impact of human-induced warming is worse than previously feared, and only drastic coordinated action will keep the damage short of catastrophe.”
- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, October 2018 report (authored by 91 scientists from 40 countries, based on over 6,000 scientific references)
It's not too late.


Re: County and Stockton park closures

Pat Croft
 

Most Lodi parks are still open including Lodi Lake.  Dave

On Mar 26, 2020, at 7:55 AM, Susan Schneider <susanschneider7@...> wrote:

According to a Record article today, San Joaquin County and Stockton have closed their parks because of the coronavirus crisis.  However, some access is still allowed:  "Community members can pass through parks while walking, biking or running, but gatherings of groups and organized activities are not permitted."  Social distancing must be practiced.

Stay safe, everyone,
Susan

--
Susan M. Schneider
Climate activist and award-winning author of The Science of Consequences
http://www.scienceofconsequences.com

“The impact of human-induced warming is worse than previously feared, and only drastic coordinated action will keep the damage short of catastrophe.”
- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, October 2018 report (authored by 91 scientists from 40 countries, based on over 6,000 scientific references)
It's not too late.


County and Stockton park closures

Susan Schneider <susanschneider7@...>
 

According to a Record article today, San Joaquin County and Stockton have closed their parks because of the coronavirus crisis.  However, some access is still allowed:  "Community members can pass through parks while walking, biking or running, but gatherings of groups and organized activities are not permitted."  Social distancing must be practiced.

Stay safe, everyone,
Susan

--
Susan M. Schneider
Climate activist and award-winning author of The Science of Consequences
http://www.scienceofconsequences.com

“The impact of human-induced warming is worse than previously feared, and only drastic coordinated action will keep the damage short of catastrophe.”
- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, October 2018 report (authored by 91 scientists from 40 countries, based on over 6,000 scientific references)
It's not too late.


Lesser Black-backed Gull, Green-w Teal hybrid and Hummer hybrid

David Yee
 

Dear Birders:

On Sunday, Mar 22, at the Koster Rd quarry pit, the highlight gull for me was a first winter Lesser Black-backed Gull.  Separating out all of the many first winter gulls at this location is never easy, but this individual was quite small, about the same size as the many California Gulls which allowed it to stand out.    

On Monday, Mar 23, there was a male Eurasian Green-winged Teal (Common Teal) x Am Green-winged Teal apparent hybrid at the duck club at the west end of 8 Mile Rd (Empire Tract).  This bird looked like a pure Common Teal as the long white horizontal stripe along the base of the folded wings was very bold and the white vertical stripe near the breast of Am Green-winged Teal was very faint.  There were also three Blue-winged Teals presents (two males and a female).  Unfortunately there isn't any shoulder along 8 Mile Rd in this area and there's always quite a bit of fast moving traffic, so be careful when birding here.

On Mar 24 I thought a very early male Black-chinned Hummingbird was at our feeders.  However, better looks at the bird later in the day revealed it to have unusual placement of the purple gorget.  It was then noted that the gorget extended slightly at the rear corners and the lower edge of the gorget was scalloped, both features of an Anna's.  The vocalization of the hummer was intermediate between that of an Anna's and Black-chinned.  The bird is an apparent Anna's x Black-chinned hybrid, a combination known to occur.  

Stay Healthy,

David Yee
Stockton


Birding 3/25/2020. Morning

Pat Croft
 

All: The Day Use Park is still closed. Open for deliveries only. We birded Gerodot Stables. The front pond had shovelers & cinnamon teals. The larger pond had cormorants & one ruddy duck also several species of swallows flying over it feeding. The majority were tree & violet-green swallows. The third pond with all the reeds had Yellow headed black birds, Great tailed Grackles, Red wings, 2 common gallinules, 4 gadwalls, 4 coots & so on. The highlight was a fly over of an immature bald eagle. We also birded Mcintyre Rd. The highlights was 10 Wild turkeys & a pair of swainson’s hawks sitting in a dead tree. See the checklists on e bird. Dave & Pat


Re: Yard-birding poll & eBird #poll

Pat Croft
 

Dale:  My last weekend count I had 13 species which included purple finches, house finches, lesser & american gold finches, fox, lincoln, white-crowned & golden-crowned sparrows.  Plus one pair each mourning & eurasian collard dove & so on. Dave

On Mar 25, 2020, at 7:27 AM, Dale Smith via Groups.Io <doc0013@...> wrote:

Hi Dave,

Yes, I participate in FeederWatch. My count days are Wednesday and Thursday. There have been weeks this winter when I had zero birds.

So far today, we have had 2 Mourning Doves, 2 Blue Jays, 3 Starlings and one each of Common Grackle and Red-wing Blackbird. Slim pickings!

Stay well...Dale


On Mar 25, 2020, at 10:02 AM, Pat Croft <Patndavid@...> wrote:

To Dale Smith.  Do you do project feeder watch for Cornell?   I do every weekend.  Feeder watch has been slim to a bonanza in the west.  Dave Croft

On Mar 24, 2020, at 8:18 PM, England via Groups.Io <wdchkgsqrl@...> wrote:

Jim,

Yes, I responded.  I don't actively bird the yard/neighborhood, but when I see something besides finches, junkos and mourning doves, I often do register them on eBird.   However, being a bit anal already and having a daily to-do list of six things, I'm not willing to commit to doing this on a guaranteed basis.

I flake, as usual.

Alan

On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 01:40:52 PM PDT, Jim Rowoth <rowoth@...> wrote:


A new poll has been created:

Some of you are already doing this, but here's a poll for SJBird members.  

1)  Do you live in San Joaquin Co?  

2)  Do you watch the birds in your yard?  

3)  Would you be willing to submit a daily eBird list for your yard during the current coronavirus "emergency"?  

Thank you all in advance!

1. 1. Yes, I live in San Joaquin Co.
2. 1.. No, I live outside San Joaquin Co.
3. 2. Yes, I watch the birds in my yard.
4. 2. No, I don't watch the birds in my yard.
5. 3. Yes, I'd be willing to submit a daily eBird list for my yard birds. (Contact rowoth@... if you need help.)
6. 3. No, I am not willing to submit a daily eBird list for my yard birds.

Vote Now


--
Jim Rowoth
Stockton, CA

--
Alan England, Stockton



Re: Yard-birding poll & eBird #poll

Dale Smith
 

Hi Dave,

Yes, I participate in FeederWatch. My count days are Wednesday and Thursday. There have been weeks this winter when I had zero birds.

So far today, we have had 2 Mourning Doves, 2 Blue Jays, 3 Starlings and one each of Common Grackle and Red-wing Blackbird. Slim pickings!

Stay well...Dale


On Mar 25, 2020, at 10:02 AM, Pat Croft <Patndavid@...> wrote:

To Dale Smith.  Do you do project feeder watch for Cornell?   I do every weekend.  Feeder watch has been slim to a bonanza in the west.  Dave Croft

On Mar 24, 2020, at 8:18 PM, England via Groups.Io <wdchkgsqrl@...> wrote:

Jim,

Yes, I responded.  I don't actively bird the yard/neighborhood, but when I see something besides finches, junkos and mourning doves, I often do register them on eBird.   However, being a bit anal already and having a daily to-do list of six things, I'm not willing to commit to doing this on a guaranteed basis.

I flake, as usual.

Alan

On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 01:40:52 PM PDT, Jim Rowoth <rowoth@...> wrote:


A new poll has been created:

Some of you are already doing this, but here's a poll for SJBird members.  

1)  Do you live in San Joaquin Co?  

2)  Do you watch the birds in your yard?  

3)  Would you be willing to submit a daily eBird list for your yard during the current coronavirus "emergency"?  

Thank you all in advance!

1. 1. Yes, I live in San Joaquin Co.
2. 1.. No, I live outside San Joaquin Co.
3. 2. Yes, I watch the birds in my yard.
4. 2. No, I don't watch the birds in my yard.
5. 3. Yes, I'd be willing to submit a daily eBird list for my yard birds. (Contact rowoth@... if you need help.)
6. 3. No, I am not willing to submit a daily eBird list for my yard birds.

Vote Now


--
Jim Rowoth
Stockton, CA

--
Alan England, Stockton


Re: Yard-birding poll & eBird #poll

Pat Croft
 

To Dale Smith.  Do you do project feeder watch for Cornell?   I do every weekend.  Feeder watch has been slim to a bonanza in the west.  Dave Croft

On Mar 24, 2020, at 8:18 PM, England via Groups.Io <wdchkgsqrl@...> wrote:

Jim,

Yes, I responded.  I don't actively bird the yard/neighborhood, but when I see something besides finches, junkos and mourning doves, I often do register them on eBird.   However, being a bit anal already and having a daily to-do list of six things, I'm not willing to commit to doing this on a guaranteed basis.

I flake, as usual.

Alan

On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 01:40:52 PM PDT, Jim Rowoth <rowoth@...> wrote:


A new poll has been created:

Some of you are already doing this, but here's a poll for SJBird members.  

1)  Do you live in San Joaquin Co?  

2)  Do you watch the birds in your yard?  

3)  Would you be willing to submit a daily eBird list for your yard during the current coronavirus "emergency"?  

Thank you all in advance!

1. 1. Yes, I live in San Joaquin Co.
2. 1.. No, I live outside San Joaquin Co.
3. 2. Yes, I watch the birds in my yard.
4. 2. No, I don't watch the birds in my yard.
5. 3. Yes, I'd be willing to submit a daily eBird list for my yard birds. (Contact rowoth@... if you need help.)
6. 3. No, I am not willing to submit a daily eBird list for my yard birds.

Vote Now


--
Jim Rowoth
Stockton, CA

--
Alan England, Stockton


Re: Yard-birding poll & eBird #poll

England
 

Jim,

Yes, I responded.  I don't actively bird the yard/neighborhood, but when I see something besides finches, junkos and mourning doves, I often do register them on eBird.   However, being a bit anal already and having a daily to-do list of six things, I'm not willing to commit to doing this on a guaranteed basis.

I flake, as usual.

Alan

On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 01:40:52 PM PDT, Jim Rowoth <rowoth@...> wrote:


A new poll has been created:

Some of you are already doing this, but here's a poll for SJBird members.  

1)  Do you live in San Joaquin Co?  

2)  Do you watch the birds in your yard?  

3)  Would you be willing to submit a daily eBird list for your yard during the current coronavirus "emergency"?  

Thank you all in advance!

1. 1. Yes, I live in San Joaquin Co.
2. 1.. No, I live outside San Joaquin Co.
3. 2. Yes, I watch the birds in my yard.
4. 2. No, I don't watch the birds in my yard.
5. 3. Yes, I'd be willing to submit a daily eBird list for my yard birds. (Contact rowoth@... if you need help.)
6. 3. No, I am not willing to submit a daily eBird list for my yard birds.

Vote Now


--
Jim Rowoth
Stockton, CA

--
Alan England, Stockton


Re: Yard-birding poll & eBird #poll

Ralph
 

As you know, I live outside the county, not far outside, but outside just the same. I watch the birds in my yard, too, and occasionally submit yard lists to ebird. I will try to be more diligent about submitting lists daily, it should probably be easy as it is usually the same list, just with different numbers of individuals.

Happy birding, stay safe, stay sane and may the light be with you,
Ralph Baker, (just over the county line) Riverbank


Re: Yard-birding poll & eBird #poll

Dale Smith
 

Hi Jim,

You’re ‘killing two birds with one stone’ with this idea! Relieve boredom and get in the habit of reporting your sightings.

This self-isolation has slowed my eBird submissions, but I did put at least one per day in while we were in Florida. I also relied heavily on eBird reports to find the birds that I was after. My weekly FeederWatch counts were slim this winter as were many others here in the East. 

Stay well...Dale


On Mar 24, 2020, at 4:40 PM, Jim Rowoth <rowoth@...> wrote:



A new poll has been created:

Some of you are already doing this, but here's a poll for SJBird members.  

1)  Do you live in San Joaquin Co?  

2)  Do you watch the birds in your yard?  

3)  Would you be willing to submit a daily eBird list for your yard during the current coronavirus "emergency"?  

Thank you all in advance!

1. 1. Yes, I live in San Joaquin Co.
2. 1.. No, I live outside San Joaquin Co.
3. 2. Yes, I watch the birds in my yard.
4. 2. No, I don't watch the birds in my yard.
5. 3. Yes, I'd be willing to submit a daily eBird list for my yard birds. (Contact rowoth@... if you need help.)
6. 3. No, I am not willing to submit a daily eBird list for my yard birds.

Vote Now


--
Jim Rowoth
Stockton, CA


Re: Yard-birding poll & eBird #poll

Pat Croft
 

Sorry Jim:  I am not going to fuss with it.  Your #vote will no let me vote.  I do not have password & I tried I google wil not accept my password.  I tried 6 times. I quit.  Dave

On Mar 24, 2020, at 2:09 PM, Jim Rowoth <rowoth@...> wrote:

Dave, please use the blue "#poll" button in my original message to respond to this poll so the results can be tabulated.  I will share the results (numbers only, no names) on this listserve on a weekly basis.  

Kasey, time of day is not important.  I am just soliciting one list per day.  

THANKS!
--
Jim Rowoth
Stockton, CA


Re: Yard-birding poll & eBird #poll

Jim Rowoth
 

Dave, please use the blue "#poll" button in my original message to respond to this poll so the results can be tabulated.  I will share the results (numbers only, no names) on this listserve on a weekly basis.  

Kasey, time of day is not important.  I am just soliciting one list per day.  

THANKS!
--
Jim Rowoth
Stockton, CA


Re: Yard-birding poll & eBird #poll

k foley
 

I answered yes to birding my yard daily during the Coronavirus outbreak but I wanted to clarify that during the week I leave for work before the sun rises and get home after it sets so I can only submit my yard list on weekends but I do submit a daily list from work, even if it’s a meager list. 
--
Kasey Foley
Stockton, CA


Re: Yard-birding poll & eBird #poll

Pat Croft
 

Yes I am willing to submit a daily e bird list from my backyard to e bird.  Actually I am doing it already.   Dave 
 

On Mar 24, 2020, at 1:40 PM, Jim Rowoth <rowoth@...> wrote:

A new poll has been created:

Some of you are already doing this, but here's a poll for SJBird members.  

1)  Do you live in San Joaquin Co?  

2)  Do you watch the birds in your yard?  

3)  Would you be willing to submit a daily eBird list for your yard during the current coronavirus "emergency"?  

Thank you all in advance!

1. 1. Yes, I live in San Joaquin Co.
2. 1.. No, I live outside San Joaquin Co.
3. 2. Yes, I watch the birds in my yard.
4. 2. No, I don't watch the birds in my yard.
5. 3. Yes, I'd be willing to submit a daily eBird list for my yard birds. (Contact rowoth@... if you need help.)
6. 3. No, I am not willing to submit a daily eBird list for my yard birds.

Vote Now


--
Jim Rowoth
Stockton, CA


Yard-birding poll & eBird #poll

Jim Rowoth
 

Some of you are already doing this, but here's a poll for SJBird members.  

1)  Do you live in San Joaquin Co?  

2)  Do you watch the birds in your yard?  

3)  Would you be willing to submit a daily eBird list for your yard during the current coronavirus "emergency"?  

Thank you all in advance!

Thank you for voting.



Re: Scaly-breasted Munia

Jim Rowoth
 

As you said, Scaly-breasted Munia is introduced from Asia.  It has become quite common in many southern California parks and feeders.  It has been reported recently in eBird at a backyard feeder in Turlock (Stanislaus Co), so it is not too surprising to learn about your bird.   Personally,  the only time I have ever seen this species in San Joaquin Co., however, was on 29 Sept 2001 in weedy grasses along the Mokelumne River at the Woodbridge Wilderness Area.  I am not aware of any other sightings here since then.  It would be interesting to know what community you live in.  And of course, it'd be great if you, as the observer, would report this in eBird
(ebird.org) so we could keep track of this species' spread into the Central Valley.  
--
Jim Rowoth
Stockton, CA

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