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S. Isenberg Preserve

Pat Croft <patndavid@...>
 

Pat & I went out to the Isenberg Preserve this morning. We saw 4 ringed necked ducks, one redhead & one male eurasian wigeon. We also saw Ibis, cranes, shovelers, pintails, gadwalls, cacklers, greater-white fronted geese, Stilts & so on. Thanks to Jim Rowoth for the update. Dave


Woodbridge Rd, Tuesday afternoon

Jim Rowoth
 

I spent a profitable couple of hours out on Woodbridge Rd this afternoon.  Of course, it was warm & sunny, and dusty & dry, but the birding was good.

Highlights were at Isenberg, where I was able to pull out several FIRST OF SEASON ducks for me:  a male Ring-necked Duck, a male Eurasian Wigeon, and 3 male & 1 female Redhead.  I was able to get a few photos of the wigeon, but not of the other ducks.  There are hundreds and hundreds of ducks out there!  In addition, there were large numbers of Aleutian Cackling Geese and I noticed a few cacklers that were somewhat larger, lacked neck rings, and had paler breasts—Taverner’s subspecies?  Unfortunately, since these geese were to my west (into the sun), I was unable to photos of them.

Looking northward over the North Preserve, there were thousands of birds in the air, presumably Cacklers, but there were at least 5 white birds mixed in, most likely Snow Geese.  


On another note, I had a late Western Kingbird out there this past Sunday.


It’s so nice to have breathable air!!

Jim Rowoth
Stockton






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Jim Rowoth
Stockton, CA


Reminder--hand delivery of "Birding in San Joaquin County" this Thursday

Jim Rowoth
 


Reminder, if you live in San Joaquin Co and you would like a copy of our 2019 birding finding guide to San Joaquin Co, you can get one delivered personally into your hot little hands by Jim Rowoth on Thursday, Oct 15, for only $10--no postage or handling. You just need to let him know before that date so he can add you (and your address) to his list. He will make the rounds of the county on that date and will be in touch to give you an approximate time window once he has a complete list of names and maps out his route!  Either call 209-487-3489 or email at rowoth AT sbcglobal DOT net--BEFORE this coming Thursday!

If you don't live in San Joaquin Co, don't despair! You can get a copy by contacting Alan England (wdchkgsqrl AT yahoo DOT com), who will send you one by mail, for $13 (covers shipping & handling).  

With no end in sight to this pandemic and winter approaching, birding is a great excuse to get outside and reconnect with nature!

Jim Rowoth


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Jim Rowoth
Stockton, CA


Reminder: SJ Audubon/Sierra Club Mts 10/13 @ 7PML "Doc Nancy": Water Harvest

England
 

AUDUBON VIRTUAL GENERAL MEETING w/ Sierra Club

TUESDAY, October 13   7:00 pm

VIRTUAL JOINT MEETING WITH DELTA-SIERRA CHAPTER OF THE SIERRA CLUB

Dr. Nancy Muleady-Mecham

“Water Harvest”

 

“Doc Nancy” has been a popular presenter on a number of occasions to SJ Audubon.   She has been a Fulbright Scholar and has a Ph.D. in Biology.  She is a retired National Park Ranger, Paramedic, Wildland Firefighter.  She is an Adjunct Professor at Northern Arizona University and teaches also at Columbia College.

 

Here's the link to the meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87150312226?pwd=UEFjVXY2SCtvS2p1MDJyTnd6MHpLUT09#success


Water Harvest, Nancy E. Muleady-Mecham, Ph.D.

Oct 13, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Alan England, Stockton


Birding Lodi Parks

Pat Croft <patndavid@...>
 

Based on what Pat Paternostro reported seeing at Hutchin Street Square we visited there this morning.
We saw cedar waxwings & yellow rump warblers plus a few others. But the west side of Thomas A. Peterson park by the play ground was a bonanza. Purple finches, lesser gold finches, cedar waxwings, yellow rump warblers, western blue birds, White crowned & golden crowned sparrows, dark eyed juncos & so on. The chinese pistache trees are also producing berries at Thomas A.Peterson Park.


SJ Audubon General Meeting Tues Oct 13 7pm. Via Zoom. All are welcome.

England
 

AUDUBON GENERAL MEETING Via Zoom

TUESDAY, October 13   7:00 pm

VIRTUAL JOINT MEETING WITH DELTA-SIERRA CHAPTER OF THE SIERRA CLUB

Dr. Nancy Muleady-Mecham

Water Harvest”

 

Join Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Nancy Muleady-Mecham for this insightful presentation on water, its properties, occurrence, use, and power. She will discuss nature, history, location and use…..so much to learn about our precious resource here in California.

 

More about Dr. Muleady-Mecham in her own words - “I am a retired National Park Ranger and have served for over 30 years as a National Registry Certified Paramedic, a Flight Nurse, Board certified (in Emergency Medicine), and as a Registered Nurse in Level One Trauma Center Emergency Rooms. I am a MICN (Mobile Intensive Care Nurse) and an EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Instructor. I served as a Search and Rescue Specialist (SAR) using High Angle Rescue, Swift Water, and Short Haul skills. I served as a Structural Firefighter, Engineer, and Fire Captain on Structural Fire Brigades. I also worked as a Wildland Firefighter and on an initial attack PTO Wildland Fire crew, and a Federal Law Enforcement Officer. I am a State of California Emergency Response Team Member. I am also an Adjunct Professor at Northern Arizona University with a Ph.D. in Biology. I teach subjects in biology, anatomy and physiology and medicine, pathology, astronomy, and forestry and conduct research on Giant Sequoia ecology. My passion is teaching and when I was approached by Columbia College, welcomed the opportunity to teach locally.

 

Here's the link to the meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87150312226?pwd=UEFjVXY2SCtvS2p1MDJyTnd6MHpLUT09

Water Harvest, Nancy E. Muleady-Mecham, Ph.D.
Oct 13, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Alan England, Stockton


Re: Lodi Lake

Pat Paternostro
 

All
I sent this yesterday, for some reason it didn’t go through until today?
I birded today, I will not be out tomorrow.
Pat


From: SJBirds@groups.io <SJBirds@groups.io> on behalf of Pat Paternostro <BRONCOS30@...>
Sent: Saturday, October 3, 2020 6:04:39 PM
To: sjbirds@groups.io <sjbirds@groups.io>
Subject: [SJBirds] Lodi Lake
 
Friends 
It is the first weekend of the month, so I will be conducting an “unofficial” birding trip at Lodi Lake tomorrow morning starting at 7:30.  I will start on Laurel Ave. 
If you would like to join, please have masks at the ready and plan to observe social distancing. 
Pat 



Lodi Lake

Pat Paternostro
 

Friends 
It is the first weekend of the month, so I will be conducting an “unofficial” birding trip at Lodi Lake tomorrow morning starting at 7:30.  I will start on Laurel Ave. 
If you would like to join, please have masks at the ready and plan to observe social distancing. 
Pat 



Probable Sagebrush Sparrow on Waverly

David Yee
 

Dear Birders,

John Harris of Oakdale has reported a Sagebrush Sparrow out on Waverly Rd in the east county. I'm currently at the spot and getting excellent looks at it. It appears to show characteristics better for Sagebrush Sparrow vs Bell's Sparrow. 

The bird is found between .80 - 1.0 miles south of Flood Rd. It's very often on the fence line and occasionally on the edge of the road itself. It's mostly by itself. There are some Savannah Sparrows present. It's distinctly larger, much longer in the tail, and paler compared to Savannahs.

Good Birding,
David Yee
Stockton


Yard Birds

k foley
 

I’m having interesting yard birds today—
2 Sandhill crane, flyover
1 White-tailed kite, flyover
1 Killdeer, flyover
FOS yard white-crowned sparrow
Red-breasted nuthatch
2 Western tanager
Flock of Cedar waxwings
Parrots are back, actually came back yesterday after a hiatus

Happy Birding!





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Kasey Foley
Stockton, CA


Laughlin & Baxter Parks today

Kurt Mize
 

All:

I had my FOS Dark-eyed Juncos at Baxter Park this morning. Other stuff included a Pacific Slope Flycatcher, a Red-breasted Nuthatch, two Ruby-crowned Kinglets, two Orange-crowned Warblers, three Yellow-billed Magpies, and a flyover of 22 Sandhill Cranes.  At Laughlin Park, I had My FOS Golden-crowned Sparrows, two Pacific Slope Flycatchers, a Red-breasted Nuthatch, two Black-throated Gray Warblers, a Townsend’s Warbler, a Wilson’s Warbler, a Western Tanager, and a Common Raven. 

Good birding,

Kurt


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Ripon Sewage Ponds (West) this afternoon

Ralph
 

I birded the Ripon ponds this afternoon as part of the Stanislaus Audubon Society's "DIY Field Trip". The location and list of target birds, Black-necked Stilt, Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, Least and Western Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher and Black Phoebe, were picked by Jim Gain. I got five-out-of-seven. I missed Western Sandpiper and Lesser Yellowlegs. But I had enough action in the trees, and overhead, to make up for the missed targets. I had my first of season (FOS) SANDHILL CRANES fly over, a group of four flew over headed south, a bit later a group of four flew over headed north, possibly the same group. I had one White-throated Swift flying with a bunch of Tree Swallows and kept looking for Vaux's Swift but never found one. And I encountered a decent array of migrants: I saw one Willow Flycatcher, my FOS Ruby-crowned Kinglet, many Cedar Waxwings, one Orange-crowned Warbler, two Yellow Warblers, two Yellow-rumped Warblers, one Black-throated Gray Warbler and a female HERMIT WARBLER. I also saw some White-crowned Sparrows, but they were not FOS, I got my FOS White-crowns in my backyard this morning.

If you'd like info on the DIY Field Trip just reply offlist and I'll get back to you.

Ralph Baker, Riverbank


WC sparrow

Andrew Rodriguez
 

Just saw my FOS wc sparrow in Jackson.
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Terri Works
Jackson, CA


Lodi Lake

Pat Paternostro
 

I birded LL this morning for a couple hours.  There were still a good number of warblers throughout the park, but the best part of the walk was the return of our winter migrants. 
I had FOS, Fox Sparrow, Hermit Thrush, Red-breasted Nuthatch and Sharp-shinned Hawk.  
Hope everyone has a great weekend and be sure to join SJ Audubon and Sierra Clubs joint virtual meeting coming soon.  Details on our various social-media platforms. 
Pat 


Solitary Sandpiper at Tracy WTP

k foley
 

Rich and I had a Solitary Sandpiper at the Tracy sewer ponds. Also, a HUGE group of Tree swallows were feeding on the alfalfa across the street from the ponds.


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Kasey Foley
Stockton, CA


Re: Christian Life College.

Pat Croft <patndavid@...>
 

Disregard this e mail. I sent it to the wrong address sorry. Dave

On Sep 25, 2020, at 3:18 PM, Pat Croft <patndavid@...> wrote:


dear Lin: Pat suggested I start a new letter. The Christian Life College is located near Mcnair High School on West Lane. The christian radio station KYCC is on its campus. It has been there for years. The Inspire Coffee Shop is fairly new. The owner has church services at his home. Inspire coffee Shop is located on Pine St between School St & Sacramento St. Across the Street from Tillies & Sonshine Cherie’s. Dave






Christian Life College.

Pat Croft <patndavid@...>
 

dear Lin: Pat suggested I start a new letter. The Christian Life College is located near Mcnair High School on West Lane. The christian radio station KYCC is on its campus. It has been there for years. The Inspire Coffee Shop is fairly new. The owner has church services at his home. Inspire coffee Shop is located on Pine St between School St & Sacramento St. Across the Street from Tillies & Sonshine Cherie’s. Dave


Cranes

Pat Croft <patndavid@...>
 

We went out to Woodbridge Road to day to see what had changed in 3 days .Dino Cortopossi’s field is completely dry. The South Isenberg preserve the water is coming in. We made 2 stops at the south Isenbeg preserve. 14 minutes apart. 1st stop 35 cranes. 2nd stop 14 cranes. We heard only 2 cranes on Woodbridge Road. 3 days ago we saw 4 river otters in the irrigation ditch at the end of the road. Today we saw 2 coyotes in a field on our way out. Rice & alfalfa fields are harvested. Some corn fields. The only water is in the irrigation ditch & the South Isenberg Preserve. IAW it is very dry. Dave & Pat


Laurel Ave Oaks

Pat Paternostro
 

Friends 
Hopefully all got to see the Tennessee Warbler which was at the oaks along Laurel Ave (adjacent toLodi Lake) the past couple days.  
I stopped over today, and while I did not see the TEWA, there were many birds in the trees, most low to the ground giving favorable views.  Included today were:  Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Townsends Warbler, Western-wood Pewee, Orange-crowned Warbler and at least 3 BTYW.  These among the many resident birds. 
Whether a camera buff, or just wanting to see these migrants up close before they head south, this location is ideal at the moment. 
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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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