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Laughlin Park today

Kurt Mize
 

All:

Laughlin Park was pretty slow today. Best bird was a Nan Ballot, which was a first for the park. Other birds of interest included two Cassin’s Vireos (one of which sang for us), a male Wilson’s Warbler, a female Townsend’s Warbler, a female Bullock’s Oriole, and a continuing Red-breasted Nuthatch.

Good birding!

Kurt


TOSO

Pat Paternostro
 


Townsend’s Solitaire

Pat Paternostro
 

All
I am currently at Dentoni Park, Stockton 
I have found, and trying to refind a Townsend’s Solitare. 





birding Lodi Lake Wilderness Area

Pat Croft
 

Pat & I arrived about 8:03am. We ran into Susan Schnieder & Pat Paternostro. Their superior hearing talents helped Pat & I to track down Wilson’s warblers & Ash Throated flycatchers our FOS of the season. My wife & I also saw a blue gray gnatcatcher. We were happy for their help. Nothing else new for us. Dave & Pat


Laughlin Park today

Kurt Mize
 

All:

Laughlin Park was pretty birdy again today. I had my FOS Warbling Vireo, three Cassin’s Vireos, a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, a Red-breasted Nuthatch, three Orange-crowned Warblers, and a Pacific Slope Flycatcher. I then ran into Kathy and Virginia Bonham, who were also birding in the park. They located a small flock containing three Wilson’s Warblers (FOS birds for me), and a Warbling Vireo. We also heard (and then saw) a female Bullock’s Oriole, after which I headed home for lunch. 

Good birding,

Kurt

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Migrants in my yard

k foley
 

Like the Croft’s, I felt like I was missing out on the migrant movement but this morning in my backyard I had at least 2 Nashville warblers, 3 Wilson’s warblers, 2 Warbling vireos, and still the Reb-breasted nuthatch and Ruby-crowned kinglets continue. There were many more birds flitting around but we were interrupted by a loose hamster somewhere in the house that we were trying to find before the dogs found it😬, hamster is still missing (hiding hopefully)...


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Kasey Foley
Stockton, CA


Birding.

Pat Croft
 

All you are making me jealous seeing all these migrating warblers. I had a macgillivray’s warbler & orange crowned warbler in my backyard. In all my travels this week not one migrating warbler. I see 2 in my backyard. Go figure. Dave & Pat


Pacific campus

Susan Schneider
 

At UOP this morning, in a clump of eucs along the south-side Calaveras trail near the athletic fields:  Bullock's Oriole  and my FOS Western Kingbird and Western Tanager.

Good birding,
Susan

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Laughlin Park

Kurt Mize
 

All:

Laughlin Park was pretty birdy this morning. Highlights included my FOS Cassin’s Vireo, three Pac-Slope Flycatchers, two Townsend’s Warblers, two Black-throated Gray Warblers, two Orange-crowned Warblers, a Bullock’s Oriole, and a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. I only detected one Yellow-rumped Warbler. Yesterday, I also had a Nashville Warbler.

Good birding,

Kurt


Non-bird report, address requested

Jim Rowoth
 

Does anyone on this listserve have a valid email address for Janet Thielen? Address in eBird bounces, undeliverable. Please respond to me offlist at rowoth@sbcglobal.net.

Jim Rowoth
Stockton

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Jim Rowoth
Stockton, CA


Birding

Pat Croft
 

To All: Jim Allan was very gracious to let Pat & I to bird his property this morning. He led us on tour. He has a birding paradise with oaks & various other plantings. Also an abundance of feeders. Pat & I saw the scaly-breasted mania. Also our first of the season Bullock’s orioles & oak titmouse. He has nesting birds all over. Robins, starlings, Bullock’s orioles, Hummingbirds, Eurasian collard doves. He has brush piles & tall oaks. He has several humming bird feeders. We saw both black Chinned & annas humming birds. I had to the estimate the count as there were so many flying around. Please take him up on his invitation you will not go wrong. I contacted him thru sjbirds. Dave & Pat


Re: [StanislausBirds] Broad-winged Hawk in SJ and STA

Jimmy Gain
 

Follow-up

I had a Broad-winged Hawk in Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties this morning near Ripon. I was finishing up a survey of the Mohler Tract portion of the San Joaquin River NWR and as I looked to the south (without bins) I spotted what I initially guessed to be a female Cooper's Hawk and pulled my camera up quickly to photograph. I immediately know I was very wrong and started taking shots like crazy (over 120). The bird moved gradually northward, low over the trees making lazy circles. It continued make slow circles moving slowly northward until it was directly over Riverview Cir. It slowly gained elevation but then did a direct flight (no longer making circles) back southward. I followed it until it was way past the river into Stanislaus County, where it dipped below the horizon and disappeared.

https://jimgain.smugmug.com/San-Joaquin-County-Broad-winged-Hawk

 

Jim Gain

Modesto

 

 

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Subject: [SJBirds] [StanislausBirds] Broad-winged Hawk in SJ and STA

 


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Subject: [StanislausBirds] Broad-winged Hawk in SJ and STA

 

I had a Broad-winged Hawk in Ripon just now at the trail at Riverview Circle.I was at the top of the trail looking south. My initial impression was that it was a Cooper’s hawk and I wanted to photograph it. A S soon as I got on it with my camera I could see that it was clearly not a Cooper’s hawk. I watched it fly from the Stanislaus River around and then over my head and then over to Riverview Court and then it circled and went back south and flew back into Stanislaus county.

Can someone share with SJ Birds please.

Jim Gain


[StanislausBirds] Broad-winged Hawk in SJ and STA

Pat Paternostro
 


From: main@StanislausBirds.groups.io <main@StanislausBirds.groups.io> on behalf of Jimmy Gain <jimgain@...>
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:47:09 AM
To: Stanislaus Birds <StanislausBirds@groups.io>
Subject: [StanislausBirds] Broad-winged Hawk in SJ and STA
 
I had a Broad-winged Hawk in Ripon just now at the trail at Riverview Circle.I was at the top of the trail looking south. My initial impression was that it was a Cooper’s hawk and I wanted to photograph it. A S soon as I got on it with my camera I could see that it was clearly not a Cooper’s hawk. I watched it fly from the Stanislaus River around and then over my head and then over to Riverview Court and then it circled and went back south and flew back into Stanislaus county.

Can someone share with SJ Birds please.

Jim Gain


Waverly Road and Loch Lomond Park

Ralph
 

Today, after going out with Richard Brown to look for the Brewer's Sparrow I found Sunday on Frankenheimer Road in Stanislaus County and failing, but finding two Grasshopper Sparrows at that location, I made a quick run up Waverly Road on my way to Stockton for an errand and then a quick visit to Loch Lomond Park to look for the Chipping Sparrows Jim Rowoth had seen there recently.

Best birds on Waverly were a Burrowing Owl about .5 miles north of Copperopolis Road and a small flock of Long-billed Curlew. At Loch Lomond I did not find the Chippers that would have been a county bird for me but I did find a Red-breasted Nuthatch, a male Black-throated Gray Warbler and a somewhat surprising fly-over Common Raven.

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


Backyard activity

jimallan927@...
 

The last couple of days have been good through my kitchen window. I have had two pairs of Bullocks Orioles coming several times a day to one of my hummingbird feeders, the feeder is an old style with inch long sip tubes. I cut an orange and a grapefruit for them, but the just stand on the fruit and drink nectar. Today, bush tits were feeding on the Drosophila that were attracted to the fruit. The Munia continue to be reliable visitors. If anyone would like to add them to a life list, I am sure we could maintain social distancing while you observed them, I also have a 2300 step trail through my wood lot that can be worthwhile. Let me know if interested. New today, a Wilson's Warbler feeding on mealworm suet, and a Pipit. I have several nesting pairs of birds on the property; Black Phoebes, two pair of Robins, (pipped egg shells on the ground yesterday), a pair of California Towhees, a pair of Nuthatches returning to a bluebird box for the third year in a row, I have not seen their nest, but a pair of Black-headed Grosbeaks that were coming together and now both still appear, but separately, and oak titmice, collared doves, scrub jays, house finches and starlings. The robins make a lot of use of emu feathers from my emu pen in their nest.


Re: Covid19 birding

k foley
 

It’s a beautiful road, glad you visited your friend.
Kasey

On Apr 15, 2020, at 2:48 PM, Pat Croft <Patndavid@comcast.net> wrote:

All: Thanks to kasey foley pat & I visited the grand oaks inn on buena vista rd. We know the owners. Lots of nesting brewers black birds & house finches. Swainson’s hawks flying doing their mating rituals. A kestrel taking a mouse to it’s nest.

We toured buena vista road. We saw a red tailed hawk on its nest. Lots of Common ravens & turkey vultures. We also saw a red tailed hawk carrying a snake in it’s talons.


We saw that kasey foley on e bird had birded buena vista a little while ago so that gave us the idea to visit our friends at the grand oaks inn to bird their property. Dave & Pat croft

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Kasey Foley
Stockton, CA


Covid19 birding

Pat Croft
 

All: Thanks to kasey foley pat & I visited the grand oaks inn on buena vista rd. We know the owners. Lots of nesting brewers black birds & house finches. Swainson’s hawks flying doing their mating rituals. A kestrel taking a mouse to it’s nest.

We toured buena vista road. We saw a red tailed hawk on its nest. Lots of Common ravens & turkey vultures. We also saw a red tailed hawk carrying a snake in it’s talons.


We saw that kasey foley on e bird had birded buena vista a little while ago so that gave us the idea to visit our friends at the grand oaks inn to bird their property. Dave & Pat croft


Laughlin Park today

Kurt Mize
 

All:

I had my FOS Nashville Warbler at Laughlin Park this morning. Also of note were my FOS (at the park) Brown Cowbirds, my first EVER (I think) Great Horned Owl, a male Black-throated Gray Warbler, a Pacific Slope Flycatcher, and two Orange-crowned Warblers.

Good birding,

Kurt


Birding

Pat Croft
 

we visited Hutchin’s Street Square being inspired by Pat Paternsotro’s visit yesterday. Nothing new. We saw Nuthall’s Woodpeckers & heard their loud pecking. Many Robins & Starlings. Singing mockingbirds. So on. We also learned you have to visit the Lodi Wilderness earlier. Just too many people to keep the 6 foot social distancing. Because of that we shortened our walk. highlights were 2 caspian terns flying over the lake. One female common merganser in the river. One wrentit. Singing house wrens & so on. Dave & Pat


Socially distant birding--Saturday

Jim Rowoth
 

I walked over to Angel Cruz Park this morning, hoping to find more activity than on previous visits, which have been later in the day. But nope, not much difference, other than the presence of a small noisy flock of Pine Siskins high in a redwood tree.

After lunch, I drove out to Woodbridge Road, with the goal of checking out yet another pond that is technically within the White Slough Wildlife Area—Pond 6. (I have checked out Ponds 5—off Walnut Grove Rd--and Pond 7—off Cotta Rd--in previous weeks). We’ve all passed it every time we visit Woodbridge Road. It is that long, narrow ditch and strip of trees on the north side, between the North Unit and the South Unit of the crane reserve. The former breeding facility for the Riparian Brush Rabbit was at the far north end of this area. It appears to be rarely visited, except for an occasional hunter. Parking is at the SW corner of this long, narrow complex—we’ve all seen the shot-up sign. The weeds are quite thick, but you can bushwhack your way in and find traces of vehicle tracks to follow along the west side.

Nothing outrageous or unexpected birdwise, but I had a couple of Bullock’s Orioles, some Western Kingbirds, a very spiffy Myrtle Warbler, plus five large, obvious nest platforms. Two of these were clearly occupied—one with an adult Red-tailed Hawk, another with one adult Great Horned Owl and one large, fluffy nestling.

I don’t expect to see anything noteworthy in my yard today, since one of my 5 neighbors across the fence has dismantled our shared, decrepit fence and will be replacing it over the next few days.






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Jim Rowoth
Stockton, CA

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