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Solitary Sandpiper Woodbridge Rd

David Yee
 

Birders,

There is currently a juv Solitary Sandpiper on Woodbridge Rd. It's in the flooded fields on the north side of the road. At least five Lesser Yellowlegs and three Short-billed Dowitchers present as well. 

Good Birding and stay safe,
David Yee
Stockton


Woodbridge Road (West)

Pat Croft
 

A farmer has flooded his field just east of The Black Hole entrance. This has drawn a lot of shore birds & egrets. Some shore birds seen Greater & lesser yellowlegs, Spotted sandpiper, Long billed dowitchers jus to name few. Both Snowy & Great egrets in abundance. We were there about 8:30am. David Yee had a group out there. Dave & Pat


Re: White Slough WTP Semi Sandpiper

Jim Rowoth
 

Ralph should not feel bad for missing the Bank Swallow at the Lodi Sewage Ponds.  Upon further reflection and consideration of the tail shape, it morphed into a juvenile Northern Rough-winged Swallow—juvenile delinquency strikes again.  Such an easy mis-identification, which I’ll wager we have all made at one time or another.  And nice work on the Semipalmated Sandpiper.  With shorebird migration well underway, it is possible/probable that there are different individuals being seen out there of late.

I actually drove south on I-5 from Hwy 12 this afternoon and noticed (for the first time ever) that there was a yellow gate blocking the entry to the White Slough Wildlife Area, so I was glad that Ralph confirmed this fact.  Let’s hope that this is a signal that the "powers that be" are finally going to do something about the atrocious condition of the dirt entry road and maybe even clean up the garbage and cut back on the riff-raff that are frequently found there.   

Jim Rowoth
Stockton 







On Jul 28, 2020, at 7:54 PM, Ralph via groups.io <sharks_hockey_maniac@...> wrote:

I went up today to look for the sandpiper, and Jim Gain's Bank Swallow, because I thought I needed both for the county.

When I arrived at the ponds Liz West and Donald Pendleton were already there but had not seen either bird. They headed toward their cars and I started looking. I eventually found a good candidate and texted Liz, she and Donald were still in the birder parking area, and they came back. The bird that I was on flew before Liz and Donald got back to where I was but a few minutes later I found it again, or a different "good candidate" (I'm still not sure if the first one was the Semi or a short-billed Western). This one turned out to be the Semi. I never did see a Bank Swallow, though. The SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER was still foraging in the SW pond.

I had been thinking about going to look for swallows at White Slough Wildlife Area after leaving the WTP and decided not to, but then I thought "Since I'm here..." and went after all. The gate was closed and I did not feel like walking in so I left and stopped at Bear Creek Bike Path instead. Not much there at 4:00 in 90 degree weather. So I went home. When I started updating my lists I found that I already had Semi Sandpiper for San Joaquin County! But it was a year bird, so not a totally wasted trip.

As always, happy birding, stay safe, stay SANE, and may the light be with you,
Ralph Baker, Riverbank


--
Jim Rowoth
Stockton, CA


White Slough WTP Semi Sandpiper

Ralph
 

I went up today to look for the sandpiper, and Jim Gain's Bank Swallow, because I thought I needed both for the county.

When I arrived at the ponds Liz West and Donald Pendleton were already there but had not seen either bird. They headed toward their cars and I started looking. I eventually found a good candidate and texted Liz, she and Donald were still in the birder parking area, and they came back. The bird that I was on flew before Liz and Donald got back to where I was but a few minutes later I found it again, or a different "good candidate" (I'm still not sure if the first one was the Semi or a short-billed Western). This one turned out to be the Semi. I never did see a Bank Swallow, though. The SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER was still foraging in the SW pond.

I had been thinking about going to look for swallows at White Slough Wildlife Area after leaving the WTP and decided not to, but then I thought "Since I'm here..." and went after all. The gate was closed and I did not feel like walking in so I left and stopped at Bear Creek Bike Path instead. Not much there at 4:00 in 90 degree weather. So I went home. When I started updating my lists I found that I already had Semi Sandpiper for San Joaquin County! But it was a year bird, so not a totally wasted trip.

As always, happy birding, stay safe, stay SANE, and may the light be with you,
Ralph Baker, Riverbank


Re: White slough WTP

Jimmy Gain
 

I had my first of fall yesterday in Stanislaus County.
Attached is one from this morning at White Slough WTP.

Jim

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Dear Jim. When do the red necked phalaropes migrate in? Jim Gains listed
one today on e bird. Dave


White slough WTP

Pat Croft
 

Dear Jim. When do the red necked phalaropes migrate in? Jim Gains listed one today on e bird. Dave


Re: Crows to roost

Peter Headland
 

We have plenty of crows over here in San Mateo County. Jane Tatchell and I counted 1,200+ flying over to roost one evening last year. Would you like us to pop some in a box and ship them over?

On 2020-07-21 20:31, Susan Schneider wrote:
I went out (in NE Stockton) to enjoy the sunset, and 150 crows flew over my place, heading SW.  Wow.  Wonder where they're going.

Anyone else have spectacles like that recently?

Good birding,
Susan

--
Susan M. Schneider, PhD
Climate activist, behavioral psychologist, 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.
-- 
Peter Headland


Re: Saturday birding

Pat Croft
 

I forgot to add. The 3 hooded orioles were in the palm trees behind the houses on Applewood & the end of Park. Dave

On Jul 25, 2020, at 12:47 PM, Pat Croft <patndavid@...> wrote:

Right off the bat I want to thank Suga Moriwaki. We saw 3 hooded orioles near Park & Applewood near Peterson Park. This was about 11:15am today.

We tried to bird Stillman Magee Park. It was closed. Probably it reached it’s capacity of people. There were a lot of cars in the Parking Lot. We drove into the Day Use park of the Fish hatchery & drove right out. It was filled with people. All parking areas were full. The were no birds at the Clements Cemetery. I did not want to waste time getting a key from the Clements Fire Dept.

We did bird Mcintyre Road. The highlights were the 6 turkeys, one each osprey, red shouldered hawk & 2 swainson’s hawk. We birded Gerodot’s stables. The big surprise was the lack of canada geese & mallards. We saw one each of them. We saw 2 osprey, 2 each forster & caspian terns. 3 each great egrets & great blue herons. Of couse Peterson Park we saw 30 crows & the 3 hooded oriole near the park.


Saturday birding

Pat Croft
 

Right off the bat I want to thank Suga Moriwaki. We saw 3 hooded orioles near Park & Applewood near Peterson Park. This was about 11:15am today.

We tried to bird Stillman Magee Park. It was closed. Probably it reached it’s capacity of people. There were a lot of cars in the Parking Lot. We drove into the Day Use park of the Fish hatchery & drove right out. It was filled with people. All parking areas were full. The were no birds at the Clements Cemetery. I did not want to waste time getting a key from the Clements Fire Dept.

We did bird Mcintyre Road. The highlights were the 6 turkeys, one each osprey, red shouldered hawk & 2 swainson’s hawk. We birded Gerodot’s stables. The big surprise was the lack of canada geese & mallards. We saw one each of them. We saw 2 osprey, 2 each forster & caspian terns. 3 each great egrets & great blue herons. Of couse Peterson Park we saw 30 crows & the 3 hooded oriole near the park.


Re: Crows to roost/Stockton

Judy Kane
 

I had 75+ crows fly over this morning about 6:30 going NW, we are in NW Stockton. They were almost silent but one sat in the top of a neighbor's redwood tree, calling (maybe making sure they knew they were on the correct route! Ha!).

Judy

On Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 2:31 PM Jim Rowoth <rowoth@...> wrote:
From time to time, I get a murder of crows in my neighborhood, generally in the evening, but it’s certainly not every day and not particularly predictable and not recently.  They make quite a racket when one of them sights a raptor or just decides to sound off, when everyone chimes in.  (I think they like the sound of their voices.)  I’ve seen larger gatherings of crows in the trees at the Carson Oaks branch of the Bank of Stockton (corner of Ben Holt & Pacific), which is only a couple of blocks from here, so I assume they are the same birds.  I wouldn’t be surprised if they are the birds Susan reported here, but I’ll bet Pat’s are a different group.  I’m sure there are multiple gathering places.  

There is certainly more than one “Crows Landing” in the Central Valley.  I remember years ago when I used to help with the Sacramento CBC at Discovery Park with Waldo Holt, at the end of the day, there would be an apparent constant stream of crows flying north to south along the Sacramento River.  More recently but not in the CV, when visiting my sister in Oceanside, I’ve seen rivers of crows noislly passing over NW to SE.




On Jul 21, 2020, at 10:13 PM, Pat Paternostro <broncos30@...> wrote:

There were 40 or so in Peterson Park (Lodi) this morning.  Must be gathering up time?


From: SJBirds@groups.io <SJBirds@groups.io> on behalf of Susan Schneider <susanschneider7@...>
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 8:31:20 PM
To: SJBirds@groups.io <SJBirds@groups.io>
Subject: [SJBirds] Crows to roost
 
I went out (in NE Stockton) to enjoy the sunset, and 150 crows flew over my place, heading SW.  Wow.  Wonder where they're going.

Anyone else have spectacles like that recently?

Good birding,
Susan

--
Susan M. Schneider, PhD
Climate activist, behavioral psychologist, 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.


--
Jim Rowoth
Stockton, CA



--
M. Judith Kane
209-639-1951


Goodby to Neowise

Pat Croft
 

Pat & I took 2 non birding friends out to the South Isenberg Preserve last night. According to experts to night is the last time the comet will be visible. We enjoyed it’s appearance about 9:30pm near the big dipper. We also enjoyed scoping out the crescent moon, the rings of saturn & the moons of Jupiter. A meteor lit up the night sky. BIRDS: 2 mourning doves of the way in. 1 great horned owl & mockingbird at South Preserve. Fun was had by our little group. There were quite few more who enjoyed the astronomical displays. Dave & Pat


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Pat Paternostro
 


Lodi WTP

Pat Croft
 

where do you sign in at?


Re: Crows to roost/Stockton

Jim Rowoth
 

From time to time, I get a murder of crows in my neighborhood, generally in the evening, but it’s certainly not every day and not particularly predictable and not recently.  They make quite a racket when one of them sights a raptor or just decides to sound off, when everyone chimes in.  (I think they like the sound of their voices.)  I’ve seen larger gatherings of crows in the trees at the Carson Oaks branch of the Bank of Stockton (corner of Ben Holt & Pacific), which is only a couple of blocks from here, so I assume they are the same birds.  I wouldn’t be surprised if they are the birds Susan reported here, but I’ll bet Pat’s are a different group.  I’m sure there are multiple gathering places.  

There is certainly more than one “Crows Landing” in the Central Valley.  I remember years ago when I used to help with the Sacramento CBC at Discovery Park with Waldo Holt, at the end of the day, there would be an apparent constant stream of crows flying north to south along the Sacramento River.  More recently but not in the CV, when visiting my sister in Oceanside, I’ve seen rivers of crows noislly passing over NW to SE.




On Jul 21, 2020, at 10:13 PM, Pat Paternostro <broncos30@...> wrote:

There were 40 or so in Peterson Park (Lodi) this morning.  Must be gathering up time?


From: SJBirds@groups.io <SJBirds@groups.io> on behalf of Susan Schneider <susanschneider7@...>
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 8:31:20 PM
To: SJBirds@groups.io <SJBirds@groups.io>
Subject: [SJBirds] Crows to roost
 
I went out (in NE Stockton) to enjoy the sunset, and 150 crows flew over my place, heading SW.  Wow.  Wonder where they're going.

Anyone else have spectacles like that recently?

Good birding,
Susan

--
Susan M. Schneider, PhD
Climate activist, behavioral psychologist, 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.


--
Jim Rowoth
Stockton, CA


Re: Ripon WTP West Report Error

Pat Paternostro
 

Funny, I thought I had one on Woodbridge road as well.  I couldn’t confirm however.


From: SJBirds@groups.io <SJBirds@groups.io> on behalf of Jimmy Gain <jimgain@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:34:50 PM
To: sjbirds@groups.io <sjbirds@groups.io>
Subject: [SJBirds] Ripon WTP West Report Error
 

I was certain that I had seen a BANK SWALLOW this morning at the ponds, but my photos do not support that. I apologize for the misinformation. I have removed it from my eBird report.

 

Jim Gain

Modesto


Ripon WTP West Report Error

Jimmy Gain
 

I was certain that I had seen a BANK SWALLOW this morning at the ponds, but my photos do not support that. I apologize for the misinformation. I have removed it from my eBird report.

 

Jim Gain

Modesto


Re: Crows to roost

Pat Paternostro
 

There were 40 or so in Peterson Park (Lodi) this morning.  Must be gathering up time?


From: SJBirds@groups.io <SJBirds@groups.io> on behalf of Susan Schneider <susanschneider7@...>
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 8:31:20 PM
To: SJBirds@groups.io <SJBirds@groups.io>
Subject: [SJBirds] Crows to roost
 
I went out (in NE Stockton) to enjoy the sunset, and 150 crows flew over my place, heading SW.  Wow.  Wonder where they're going.

Anyone else have spectacles like that recently?

Good birding,
Susan

--
Susan M. Schneider, PhD
Climate activist, behavioral psychologist, 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.


Crows to roost

Susan Schneider
 

I went out (in NE Stockton) to enjoy the sunset, and 150 crows flew over my place, heading SW.  Wow.  Wonder where they're going.

Anyone else have spectacles like that recently?

Good birding,
Susan

--
Susan M. Schneider, PhD
Climate activist, behavioral psychologist, 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: Ravens!

Susan Schneider
 

Ravens are breeding near Faklis Park in Stockton as well.  I saw them carrying nesting material several times this spring on my visits to the Bear Creek Bike Trail that runs alongside the park.

Good birding,
Susan


On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 8:58 AM Kurt Mize via groups.io <k1mize=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
All:

I just observed a group of six! Common Ravens flying low over Vivian “Lady B” Baxter Park in north Stockton this morning. I’ve only ever seen singletons or pairs in town before. Makes me wonder if they’re breeding locally, or whether this is just a bit of post-breeding dispersal. Remarkable in any event. 

Kurt


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Susan M. Schneider, PhD
Climate activist, behavioral psychologist, 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.


Ravens!

Kurt Mize
 

All:

I just observed a group of six! Common Ravens flying low over Vivian “Lady B” Baxter Park in north Stockton this morning. I’ve only ever seen singletons or pairs in town before. Makes me wonder if they’re breeding locally, or whether this is just a bit of post-breeding dispersal. Remarkable in any event. 

Kurt


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