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Tennesee Warbler and other stuff

Kurt Mize
 

All:

Had my FOS Yellow-rumped Warbler at Laughlin Park this morning.  FOS Lincoln’s Sparrow yesterday. Other stuff today included two Pac Slope Flycatchers and a Wilson’s Warbler. At Baxter, I had another Yellow-rumped Warbler, a Warbling Vireo, a Black-throated Gray Warbler, and a Wilson’s Warbler. Also at Baxter, had the continuing Say’s Phoebe, and two flyovers of Sandhill Cranes totalling 76 birds. On my second pass through Laughlin Park later this morning, I was greatly surprised to find another TENNESEE WARBLER!  The bird had more yellow in the face than the bird at Lodi Lake, but was otherwise similar. It was foraging low in the oaks at the southwestern corner of the park. 

Good birding,

Kurt

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Tennessee Warbler still on Laurel today

k foley
 

Still in oak trees, 4 oaks from Turner Road, when we left at 10:20am.



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Kasey Foley
Stockton, CA


Re: Tennessee Warbler still there at 5:15

Jimmy Gain
 

TEWA is still present this morning. 4th tree down from the Turner Rd corner.
Jim Gain

On Sep 22, 2020, at 6:52 PM, Jim Rowoth <rowoth@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

Following my 2nd rear-ender during this pandemic (minimal damage to car and me), I was able to refind the Tennessee Warbler, which was found by David Yee earlier today. Pat Paternostro had seen it a couple of hours earlier and took pity on me after the fender-bender to help me find it. Pat found a Townsend’s Warbler, so we knew we were on the right track. Ernie Maier showed up a few minutes later. We heard the bright chip of a Yellow Warbler, then a second bird, in the two smallish topped maple trees on the residential side of the street. (I didn’t take note of the house #.) Shortly thereafter, Pat laid his eyes on the Tennessee high in the oak across from these maples, and successfully got Ernie and me on the bird. Very satisfying, and this was definitely Pat’s good deed for the day! Thanks to all who reported this bird!

Jim Rowoth
Stockton




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Jim Rowoth
Stockton, CA





Tennessee Warbler still there at 5:15

Jim Rowoth
 

Following my 2nd rear-ender during this pandemic (minimal damage to car and me), I was able to refind the Tennessee Warbler, which was found by David Yee earlier today. Pat Paternostro had seen it a couple of hours earlier and took pity on me after the fender-bender to help me find it. Pat found a Townsend’s Warbler, so we knew we were on the right track. Ernie Maier showed up a few minutes later. We heard the bright chip of a Yellow Warbler, then a second bird, in the two smallish topped maple trees on the residential side of the street. (I didn’t take note of the house #.) Shortly thereafter, Pat laid his eyes on the Tennessee high in the oak across from these maples, and successfully got Ernie and me on the bird. Very satisfying, and this was definitely Pat’s good deed for the day! Thanks to all who reported this bird!

Jim Rowoth
Stockton




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Jim Rowoth
Stockton, CA


Tennessee Warbler at Lodi Lake

David Yee
 

Birders,

There is currently a Tennessee Warbler in the Valley Oaks along Laurel Ave at Lodi Lake. It's being extremely cooperative. The warbler numbers here are really impressive this morning.

There are also lots of people.

Happy Fall,
David Yee
Stockton


Cranes

Pat Croft
 

The cranes are here. The south preserve is being flooded. The far southwestern levee is being mowed We saw 24 cranes feeding & resting near the water. We saw 21 cranes flying over the north preserve.

The Corda Possi( I know I mispelled his name?) field is still flooded. Still lots of ibis, stilts, greater yellow legs, long billed dowitchers, Snowy & great egrets. Dave &Pat


Laughlin and Baxter Parks this morning

Kurt Mize
 

All:

I had a nice assortment of migrants at Laughlin and Baxter Parks this morning. Highlights at Laughlin Park included a Cassin’s Vireo, an Orange-crowned Warbler, a Yellow Warbler, a Black-throated Gray Warbler, and two Wilson’s Warblers. Highlights at Baxter Park were a Warbling Vireo, a Yellow Warbler, two Black-throated Gray Warblers, a Wilson’s Warbler, and two Ruby-crowned Kinglets. Also had my FOS White-crowned Sparrow and Say’s Phoebe at Baxter Park this morning. 

Good birding,

Kurt


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Yard birds, 09/20/20

Jim Rowoth
 

So far today, I’ve had my FIRST OF SEASON White-crowned Sparrow (briefly and just one!) at my birdbath. Others of minor interest in my yard have been Pacific-slope Flycatcher and Wilson’s Warbler. I thought I might have heard the brief, faint, distant bugle of a Sandhill Crane, but just not enough to call it for sure. Glad to see that they have finally been reported this fall for Woodbridge Rd (thanks, Pat).

Jim Rowoth
Stockton

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FOS RCK

Kurt Mize
 

All:

I had my FOS Ruby-crowned Kinglet at Laughlin Park today. The only other birds of note were a bright Western Tanager and a Pacific Slope Flycatcher. Two Cooper’s Hawks were busy keeping the Bushtits all a-twitter. 

Good birding,

Kurt


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Cranes!

Pat Paternostro
 

I had a short window to bird this morning so I heading out to Woodbridge Rd. 
It was pretty birdy overall, particularly in the flooded section. 
I did have 7 Sandhill Cranes which is always great to see. 
Also some FOS birds such as Savannah Sparrow and Green-winged Teal. 
Happy Sunday. 
Pat 


White-Crowned sparrow

Pat Croft
 

We had our first white-crowned sparrow at my feeders around noon today in lodi. Dave & Pat


Re: Baxter Park today

k foley
 

I give, where is Baxter Park? I’ve never heard of it.

Thanks, Kasey

On Sep 16, 2020, at 3:59 PM, Kurt Mize via groups.io <k1mize@...> wrote:


All:

Nothing was going on at Laughlin Park in north Stockton this morning, so I thought I’d check out Baxter Park. I’m glad I did. There was a small fallout of Neotropical migrants, including a Willow Flycatcher, a Cassin’s Vireo, two Warbling Vireos, two Yellow Warblers (a bright male and a drab female), and two Wilson’s Warblers. Although this is a relatively young park (~30 years) they had the foresight to plant a good number of Valley Oaks, which are getting to be good sized trees. With the oaks and its proximity to Pixley Creek, I expect this park to be a good spot to bird going forward. 

Good birding,
Kurt


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Baxter Park today

Kurt Mize
 

All:

Nothing was going on at Laughlin Park in north Stockton this morning, so I thought I’d check out Baxter Park. I’m glad I did. There was a small fallout of Neotropical migrants, including a Willow Flycatcher, a Cassin’s Vireo, two Warbling Vireos, two Yellow Warblers (a bright male and a drab female), and two Wilson’s Warblers. Although this is a relatively young park (~30 years) they had the foresight to plant a good number of Valley Oaks, which are getting to be good sized trees. With the oaks and its proximity to Pixley Creek, I expect this park to be a good spot to bird going forward. 

Good birding,
Kurt


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Aoir Quality

Pat Croft
 

You can get out today without a mask to bird. The AQI is 16 in the Lodi/Stockton area. Great Virtual meeting last night. Dave


Report of the burn around Del Puerto Canyon and beyond

Frances Oliver
 

Hi All!

Bill & Kitty P. from the Santa Clara area recently travelled (on their way home) up Del Puerto Canyon and down thru the San Antonio Valley to check out how extensive the burn is. With their permission I am sharing an excerpt of their report. 

Along the first (eastern) half of Del Puerto Canyon Rd. the fire stayed mostly on one side of the road with green trees and a creek opposing burned hillsides. At the large rock face area, we had ROCK WREN, AMERICAN KESTREL, and COMMON RAVEN. The devastation from the fires worsened as the canyon narrowed. But Frank Raines park is still there complete with its cute treehouse play structure. The fire reached up to it on all sides, but the park is okay. The western end of Del Puerto is more scorched. Most of the Bell's Sparrow hills of chemise are torched, with white spots where each bush incinerated. There were some patches that were spared and most of the homes and structures survived, even though the burn is right up to many of them, often from all sides. The Junction Bar and Grill is still standing and operating, which is a miracle considering the fires were right up to the building.

San Antonio Valley Rd west of the junction is mostly intact through the valley, which was great to see. We had a herd of Tule Elk, deer, cottontails, lots of squirrels and a decent showing of birds, except for zero Lewis's Woodpecker. However, once we started to gain elevation going west the fire damage increased. By 3,000' there was utter destruction with ridge after ridge in every direction denuded of all flora. Just before the summit, there were a few patches that were spared, but the summit itself is mostly burnt. Surprisingly, almost all of the buildings at Lick survived and we felt a sense of awe at the effort that must have been put forth by the firefighters to save it. 

Coming down into Santa Clara Valley was a bit of a relief in that much of Grant Park was spared and the buildings survived. But near Lick, the canopy trees were cut back from either side of the road and rest in huge piles on the roadside. The cut trees were hastily hacked and brutally ugly. The fire burned right up to Smith Creek, where fire crews are staged in the field behind the CalFire station. But Smith Creek looked healthy and green, at least what we could see from the road. Twin Gate suffered a lot of grass fire damage but most of Hamilton Road down to Grant Ranch was spared from the fires. Grant Ranch itself looks like a military camp with the parking lots and roads fully occupied by PG&E trucks, equipment and workers. 

Frances
Lodi, CA


Ripon WTP West -Many Shorebirds

Jimmy Gain
 

So far, nothing uncommon but there are several hundred peeps and over a thousand dowitchers. Nice breeze and breathable air.

Jim Gain
Modesto


Re: White-crowned Sparrows are back

k foley
 

Not in my yard but I had one in Ripon on Riverview trail a couple of days ago.

On Sep 14, 2020, at 2:28 PM, Susan Schneider <susanschneider7@...> wrote:


I saw my first-of-season White-crowned Sparrow in my backyard this morning.  Anyone else locally?

Good birding,
Susan
Stockton

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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.

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Kasey Foley
Stockton, CA


White-crowned Sparrows are back

Susan Schneider
 

I saw my first-of-season White-crowned Sparrow in my backyard this morning.  Anyone else locally?

Good birding,
Susan
Stockton

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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.


Fallout (non-ash)

k foley
 

I just had a crazy migrant fallout that lasted less than 5 minutes. A flock of over 20 bushtit flew in and annoyed the Anna’s hummingbirds, they were quickly followed by 2 Black-throated Gray Warblers (1 male, 1 female), 1 Warbling Vireo, 1 Red-breasted Nuthatch, another warbler that got away without ID, 2 Western Tanagers and undoubtedly other birds that went unidentified, then they were gone, poof!


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Kasey Foley
Stockton, CA


SJ Audubon General Meeting (Zoom): Jim Rowoth "Using E-Bird"

England
 

TUESDAY, September 15, 7:00 p.m.

VIRTUAL MEETING (Zoom)

Jim Rowoth:  “Using eBird”

 

     Tonight, Jim will be sharing more of his expertise with the citizen science program eBird. Upgrades and improvements continue to be rolled out, so there is always something new to learn with the program.  So, grab your cell phones and fire up your laptops or desktops as we walk through some of the basics and recent updates.  Please jot down any questions you may have along the way.  There will be time for questions at the end. The time of the event and the link will be listed on our website (http://www.sanjoaquinaudubon.org/trips.htm) closer to the date.

     Jim Rowoth grew up in small town north central Missouri.  He took note of the birds around him even as a child, but he did not take up bird watching until the mid-1980s, when he moved to Stockton.  Before moving to California in 1982, got his BA in Spanish & Political Science at SEMO in Cape Girardeau (yes THAT Cape Girardeau), spent a year in Spain, 4 years in Washington DC, and 2 years in Illinois.  He also has an MA in Spanish and an MA in Teaching English as a Second Language. He retired from the Stockton Social Security Office at the end of 2014 after 25 years of federal service. 

     He has been an active member of SJAS since the late 1980s, having served on the Board of Directors in a variety of positions, including president.  He has been Stockton CBC compiler since the mid-1990s, has led field trips for both SJAS and the Lodi Crane festival & CVBS, taught beginning birding at Delta College, volunteered with SJOE’s outdoor education program at Durham Ferry, and traveled & birded worldwide—until this pandemic.   Bringing in new birders of all ages, and helping them achieve success is very important to him.  

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Refreshments are whatever you have in your fridge.

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To attend the meeting, click the link below or paste it into your browser:

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81285789236?pwd=NkNXaHJXWlJsSHl6dy80RHZuQTRRUT09

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Alan England, Stockton

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