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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?


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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

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Stockton, CA



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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
 

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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?


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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.


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Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:34:50 PM
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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?


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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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“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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Re: Something besides birds

Amy Carter
 

Thank you for letting us know about this. We drove to the South Isenberg reserve tonight. Was able to see the comet through the scope and the binoculars just below the Big Dipper about 10pm. Also scoped Saturn and Jupiter (could really see the Moons of Jupiter) . Had Barn owl and Great Horned Owls. Also had many coyote calling. The other thing we noticed was the large number of cats- we had at least 4 cats wandering around the trees behind the mound. 

Amy Weiser 
Stockton, CA 

On Jul 17, 2020, at 8:27 AM, Pat Paternostro <broncos30@...> wrote:


My son and I did some stargazing in our yard last evening as well.
We watched the Space Station fly across the the northern sky and also scoped Jupiter and Saturn.
We too had a flyover from a Barn Owl, which also called several times.
Pat


From: SJBirds@groups.io <SJBirds@groups.io> on behalf of Pat Croft <patndavid@...>
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 6:29:36 AM
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Subject: [SJBirds] Something besides birds
 
Pat & I drove out to the North Isenberg Preserve parking area last night.  We saw the Neowise comet.  No city lights.  Binoculars are a must.  It was about 9:45 pm.  Windy & 68 degrees.  But on the way we saw our first barn owl of the year.  It flew in front of the car.  The comet was awesome.  Go out somewhere out in the country & look for the big dipper towards the Northwest & scan the sky with you binocs.  You will see it.   Dave & Pat  



Consumnes River.

Pat Croft
 

All public areas of Consumnes River Preserve are open. Pat & I birded the boardwalk. The parking lot by the Visitor’s Center was full of kayakers & canoers. Dave


Semi Sand at Lodi WTP

David Yee
 

Dear Birders,

This morning this was an adult Semipalmated Sandpiper at the Lodi WTP.
 It was with other peeps in the drawn down SW pond. During my observation it stayed towards the middle of the pond on the south side, and a scope was needed. This was a very short billed individual that appeared closer in size to a Least than a Western.

There was also a juv Spotted Sandpiper, my first juv migrant shorebird of the "Fall". 

Good Birding,
David Yee
Stockton


Re: Something besides birds

Pat Paternostro
 

My son and I did some stargazing in our yard last evening as well.
We watched the Space Station fly across the the northern sky and also scoped Jupiter and Saturn.
We too had a flyover from a Barn Owl, which also called several times.
Pat


From: SJBirds@groups.io <SJBirds@groups.io> on behalf of Pat Croft <patndavid@...>
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 6:29:36 AM
To: SJBirds <SJBirds@groups.io>
Subject: [SJBirds] Something besides birds
 
Pat & I drove out to the North Isenberg Preserve parking area last night.  We saw the Neowise comet.  No city lights.  Binoculars are a must.  It was about 9:45 pm.  Windy & 68 degrees.  But on the way we saw our first barn owl of the year.  It flew in front of the car.  The comet was awesome.  Go out somewhere out in the country & look for the big dipper towards the Northwest & scan the sky with you binocs.  You will see it.   Dave & Pat  



Something besides birds

Pat Croft
 

Pat & I drove out to the North Isenberg Preserve parking area last night. We saw the Neowise comet. No city lights. Binoculars are a must. It was about 9:45 pm. Windy & 68 degrees. But on the way we saw our first barn owl of the year. It flew in front of the car. The comet was awesome. Go out somewhere out in the country & look for the big dipper towards the Northwest & scan the sky with you binocs. You will see it. Dave & Pat


Sierra Trip

Pat Paternostro
 

I am missing our monthly field trips so I’m planning to head up to the Sierra this Saturday.  More than likely I will bird around Silver Lake and Plasses resort.  
I’m sure there will be folks camping there, but I’m sure I can keep safe. 
If anyone is interested in meeting me up there, or if anyone has a better suggestion, let me know. 
Pat 


Peregrine Falcon at Faklis Park (Stockton)

Susan Schneider
 

This morning, Nan Ballot and I enjoyed a Peregrine Falcon that flew across the Bear Creek Bike Trail and landed in a nearby pylon in Faklis Park, offering excellent views.  After being harassed by mockingbirds, it flew further north.  Another highlight was a family of two adult and one juvenile White-tailed Kites.

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.