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Lodi Lake

Pat Croft <patndavid@...>
 

To all. Lodi will close today at 5:30 pm. The park will be closed wednesday & thursday as the Lodi Fire Dept will conducting training on the lkae & the wilderness area. dave


Re: Oak Grove-Ripon river trail blocked

k foley
 

Yes, we found the same blockage but because it had been so long since we birded there we thought it was the new normal. I suspect the Mulberry trees still had fruit on them to get those nice, colorful birds:)


On Sunday, June 6, 2021, 10:21:01 AM PDT, Susan Schneider <susanschneider7@...> wrote:


I was surprised to find the narrow river trail blocked by fallen vegetation, not far from the eastern junction with the main trail.  I tried to find a good route around with no success.  Using a different connector trail, I worked back to the blockage from the main trail and again, there didn't seem to be a good workaround (yet).

Birding was pleasant, though, with over 40 species.  Highlights included multiple singing Western Wood-Pewees, Ash-throated Flycatchers, Bullock's Orioles, Western Tanagers, and Black-headed Grosbeaks.  I was able to see all of these except for the pewees.  Fence Lizards were much in evidence.

This was the first time in a while that no Lawrence's Goldfinches cooperatively showed themselves near the irrigation puddles by the parking lot.

Good birding,
Susan
Stockton
--
Susan M. Schneider, PhD
Climate activist, behavioral psychologist, and award-winning author of The Science of Consequences
http://www.scienceofconsequences.com - includes climate info

“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.

--
Kasey Foley
Stockton, CA


Brookside Calaveras River trail

Vote4ballot@gmail.com,
 

Best birds are the 2 Great Blue Heron chicks are still at the nest site, ready to fledge soon, as is the white tailed kite in the nearby cottonwood tree and an Osprey flying over the river. 


Oak Grove-Ripon river trail blocked

Susan Schneider <susanschneider7@...>
 

I was surprised to find the narrow river trail blocked by fallen vegetation, not far from the eastern junction with the main trail.  I tried to find a good route around with no success.  Using a different connector trail, I worked back to the blockage from the main trail and again, there didn't seem to be a good workaround (yet).

Birding was pleasant, though, with over 40 species.  Highlights included multiple singing Western Wood-Pewees, Ash-throated Flycatchers, Bullock's Orioles, Western Tanagers, and Black-headed Grosbeaks.  I was able to see all of these except for the pewees.  Fence Lizards were much in evidence.

This was the first time in a while that no Lawrence's Goldfinches cooperatively showed themselves near the irrigation puddles by the parking lot.

Good birding,
Susan
Stockton
--
Susan M. Schneider, PhD
Climate activist, behavioral psychologist, and award-winning author of The Science of Consequences
http://www.scienceofconsequences.com - includes climate info

“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.


Lodi Lake trip

Pat Paternostro
 

Birders 
SJ Audubon held our first official beginning birding trip to the Lodi Lake nature area this morning since the pandemic. 
I was joined by 7 others for a wonderful trip through the nature area (including 3 from our Meetup group). 
We found 38 species with highlights including: 
Forster’s and Caspian Tern, a family of Wood Duck including 4 babies and great views of a mixed woodland flock that included begging Oak Titmouse. 
Good birding to all! 
Pat Image.jpeg



San Joaquin Audubon Field Trips Resume--this Saturday, 6/5

England
 

THAT's RIGHT—SAN JOAQUIN AUDUBON FIELD TRIPS ARE BACK

We hope you will can join us.  Just like the old days, except:

1)   Masks, 2) social distancing, 3) dont share optics.

 

INTRODUCTORY BIRDING @ LODI LAKE 
Date: Jun 05, 2021 Saturday 8:00 AM 
Where: Lodi Lake.  See the 
Map

Join leader Pat Paternostro at the north end of Laurel Ave. in Lodi (on the east side of Lodi Lake Park, off of Turner Rd.) at 8:00 AM. Birders of all skill levels are welcome, but the focus will be on birding fundamentals. Extra binoculars and field guides will be available.

 

BIG TREES STATE PARK, CALAVERAS COUNTY 
Date: Jun 12, 2021 Saturday 9:00 AM 
Where: Big Tree State Park.  See the 
Map

Join leader Donna Marciano and San Joaquin Audubon for a birding adventure at Big Trees State Park on Saturday, June 12th. Donna will lead our birding group on a trip through the park to look for nesting migrants and residents (and of course marvel at the sequioa’s). Some target birds include: White-headed Woodpecker, MacGillivray’s Warbler, Pacific Wren and Townsend’s Solitaire.

The trip will begin at the visitor’s center parking lot at 9am. Please plan to bring lunch and pay the $10 per car admission fee. The terrain is mostly flat, but boots are recommended. If time allows, we may bird other spots in Calaveras County on the way home.

Given COVID protocols, we are limiting the trip to 14 participants. Please RSVP to Srini or Donna @ peraisrini@... or paulmarciano@...

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY ANNUAL SUMMER BUTTERFLY COUNT

Date: Jun 19, 2021 Saturday 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST
Contact: Kathy Schick at kschick2@...

This field trip is  cosponsored by San Joaquin Audubon, San Joaquin County University of California Cooperative Extension and the North American Butterfly Association. San Joaquin Audubon joined in 1986, and I have led the count in mid-June every year since then.

The count area includes Oak Grove Regional Park, Woodbridge Regional Park, Lodi Lake Wilderness Area and White Slough. (So we see many birds and other wildlife in the process of counting butterflies.)

This field trip visits the same localities each year, surveying butterfly populations; we add to it by training (and retraining) all volunteers each year, so it is educational for participants. We provide all participants with our years of data as well as a local  life-sized butterfly field guide. 

We will do this year’s trip on Saturday, June 19, 2021. Participants should plan to dress comfortably for walking and bring water and snacks. Bring Butterfly nets, books and binoculars if you have them. Anyone interested in participating in our Butterfly Count should contact Kathy Schick at kschick2@.... 

BIRDING @ FISH HATCHERY
Date: Jun 20, 2021 SUNDAY 8:00 AM 
Where: Mokelumne River Fish Hatchery.  See the 
Map

Join leaders Joanne Katanic and Liz West for our monthly census of this lovely riparian area on the Mokelumne River below Camanche Dam. Meet the leaders in the fish hatchery first parking lot at 8:00 AM

Map Links:  
https://www.sanjoaquinaudubon.org/field-trips/

 

--
Alan England, Stockton


SJA field trips

Pat Paternostro
 

Greetings 
As a reminder, San Joaquin Audubon has a few field trips planned for the upcoming weekends. 
This coming Saturday will be our introduction to birding trip at Lodi Lake. 
The following Saturday we will be birding at Big Trees State Park.  
Finally we will have our trip to the fish hatchery later in the month. 
Information for all of these trips can be found on our new website. 
Good birding. 
Pat 


SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY BURROWING OWL SURVEY--TRAINING MEETING JUNE 1

England
 

San Joaquin Audubon and Friends

 

This Tuesday, June 1, there will be a training session for the countywide Burrowing Owl Survey.  We’d love to have you attend and volunteer to help with the survey.

 

Topic: Burrowing Owl Survey Meeting

Time: Jun 1, 2021 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/ 85257175960?pwd= dk5wNHJ2SGx1eWUveWxMOW5wcTRHdz 09

--
Alan England, Stockton


Re: Hooded Oriole

k foley
 

I never did get a MacGillivray’s warbler during the migration. Maybe I’ll get a straggler :)

I have had many Western Tanagers and a few Yellow Warblers but they are always welcome in my yard!

On May 31, 2021, at 4:09 PM, kasey foley <kaseyfoley@...> wrote:


That’s Fantastic! I would love to see that!

On May 31, 2021, at 2:54 PM, John Harris <johnh@...> wrote:


I had a MacGillivray's Warbler today, seen near a bird bath. I'm not in San Joaquin, though I lurk on this list. Only a few minutes from the border though!
John Harris
just east of Oakdale

On Mon, May 31, 2021 at 1:39 PM Susan Schneider <susanschneider7@...> wrote:
Excellent.  My neighborhood in Stockton had 2 Western Tanagers and 1 Yellow Warbler female yesterday; 1 Tanager today.  Anyone else still getting late migrants?

Good birding,
Susan

On Mon, May 31, 2021 at 12:44 PM k foley <kaseyfoley@...> wrote:
Went all over the County looking for a Hooded Oriole, turns out I could have just stayed at my house. Just had a first summer male Hooded Oriole in my Valley Oak! I was so surprised I was unable to get a photo before it flew off. Still nice Memorial Day bird.


--
Kasey Foley
Stockton, CA







--
Susan M. Schneider, PhD
Climate activist, behavioral psychologist, and award-winning author of The Science of Consequences
http://www.scienceofconsequences.com - includes climate info

“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.


--
Kasey Foley
Stockton, CA


Re: Hooded Oriole

k foley
 

That’s Fantastic! I would love to see that!

On May 31, 2021, at 2:54 PM, John Harris <johnh@...> wrote:


I had a MacGillivray's Warbler today, seen near a bird bath. I'm not in San Joaquin, though I lurk on this list. Only a few minutes from the border though!
John Harris
just east of Oakdale

On Mon, May 31, 2021 at 1:39 PM Susan Schneider <susanschneider7@...> wrote:
Excellent.  My neighborhood in Stockton had 2 Western Tanagers and 1 Yellow Warbler female yesterday; 1 Tanager today.  Anyone else still getting late migrants?

Good birding,
Susan

On Mon, May 31, 2021 at 12:44 PM k foley <kaseyfoley@...> wrote:
Went all over the County looking for a Hooded Oriole, turns out I could have just stayed at my house. Just had a first summer male Hooded Oriole in my Valley Oak! I was so surprised I was unable to get a photo before it flew off. Still nice Memorial Day bird.


--
Kasey Foley
Stockton, CA







--
Susan M. Schneider, PhD
Climate activist, behavioral psychologist, and award-winning author of The Science of Consequences
http://www.scienceofconsequences.com - includes climate info

“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.


--
Kasey Foley
Stockton, CA


Re: Hooded Oriole

John Harris
 

I had a MacGillivray's Warbler today, seen near a bird bath. I'm not in San Joaquin, though I lurk on this list. Only a few minutes from the border though!
John Harris
just east of Oakdale

On Mon, May 31, 2021 at 1:39 PM Susan Schneider <susanschneider7@...> wrote:
Excellent.  My neighborhood in Stockton had 2 Western Tanagers and 1 Yellow Warbler female yesterday; 1 Tanager today.  Anyone else still getting late migrants?

Good birding,
Susan

On Mon, May 31, 2021 at 12:44 PM k foley <kaseyfoley@...> wrote:
Went all over the County looking for a Hooded Oriole, turns out I could have just stayed at my house. Just had a first summer male Hooded Oriole in my Valley Oak! I was so surprised I was unable to get a photo before it flew off. Still nice Memorial Day bird.


--
Kasey Foley
Stockton, CA







--
Susan M. Schneider, PhD
Climate activist, behavioral psychologist, and award-winning author of The Science of Consequences
http://www.scienceofconsequences.com - includes climate info

“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: Hooded Oriole

Susan Schneider <susanschneider7@...>
 

Excellent.  My neighborhood in Stockton had 2 Western Tanagers and 1 Yellow Warbler female yesterday; 1 Tanager today.  Anyone else still getting late migrants?

Good birding,
Susan


On Mon, May 31, 2021 at 12:44 PM k foley <kaseyfoley@...> wrote:
Went all over the County looking for a Hooded Oriole, turns out I could have just stayed at my house. Just had a first summer male Hooded Oriole in my Valley Oak! I was so surprised I was unable to get a photo before it flew off. Still nice Memorial Day bird.


--
Kasey Foley
Stockton, CA







--
Susan M. Schneider, PhD
Climate activist, behavioral psychologist, and award-winning author of The Science of Consequences
http://www.scienceofconsequences.com - includes climate info

“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: Hooded Oriole

Judy Kane
 

Yay! You must have a fabulous yard! We had a good start to the day as we were able to watch just hatched wood ducks leave the box and jump into Mosher Slough! First time I've seen that! There were at least a dozen swimming off with mama duck about 7 am. 

Judy Kane

On Mon, May 31, 2021 at 12:44 PM k foley <kaseyfoley@...> wrote:
Went all over the County looking for a Hooded Oriole, turns out I could have just stayed at my house. Just had a first summer male Hooded Oriole in my Valley Oak! I was so surprised I was unable to get a photo before it flew off. Still nice Memorial Day bird.


--
Kasey Foley
Stockton, CA







--
M. Judith Kane
209-639-1951


Hooded Oriole

k foley
 

Went all over the County looking for a Hooded Oriole, turns out I could have just stayed at my house. Just had a first summer male Hooded Oriole in my Valley Oak! I was so surprised I was unable to get a photo before it flew off. Still nice Memorial Day bird.


--
Kasey Foley
Stockton, CA


Re: Apparent Glossy Ibis Woodbridge Rd

Ralph
 

I went out there for a couple of hours this evening. I saw four ibis in the first two rice paddies on the south side of the road but they were all White-faced. As I was driving the road the second time I had a flock of about 40 ibis fly by but they never landed.

My best birds were a male Northern Pintail in the ditch east of the entrance to Black Hole, a flyover American Bittern, a male House Finch that was the same shade of yellow as the Lesser Goldfinch sitting next to it on the fence (made me do a double take), three Lark Sparrows, the mostly white blackbird and at least two Blue Grosbeaks (there may have been as many as four). I had started out for Riverbank WTP to try for Daniel Gilman’s Redhead but I forgot what weekend this is and the park was full by the time I got there. They weren’t even allowing walk-ins.

Ralph Baker, Riverbank 


Re: Apparent Glossy Ibis Woodbridge Rd

tim@...
 

I once thought I saw one on Desmond Road at Cosumnes River Preserve. I didn't get a pic, it's a rare sighting, and I am not a highly skilled birder, so we'll never know. In your case I'm inclined to take your word for it.


Nesting birds

Pat Paternostro
 

Friends 
I’m fortunate to have a pair of Mockingbirds nesting in my Butterfly Bush. 
As the parents approach the nest I can hear multiple young begging to eat. 
While working in my garden I unearthed a few worms. When I finished up, I placed a couple on my platform feeder.  Within seconds, mama Mockingbird came and gobbled them up.  She then fed them to her young. 
Always amazing watching our feathered friends. 
Enjoy the holiday weekend. 
Pat 


Apparent Glossy Ibis Woodbridge Rd

David Yee
 

Birders:

This morning there was an apparent adult Glossy Ibis in the flooded rice fields on Woodbridge Rd west of the crane reserve.  It was mixed in with about 75+ White-faced close to the road and observed for about 5 min before the entire flock flew off to the nw.  I was with a group but unfortunately I was the only one to get views through a scope.  The distance and lighting were good, but the bird spent most of its time actively feeding with its head down in the rice, so good long looks at the face were never made.  And unfortunately no photos, so not sure how to rule out a hybrid.  The fleeting looks appeared to show an all dark eye and pure blue lines on a dark face.  Hopefully it will stick around.

best,
David Yee
Stockton


DIY Bird Scavenger Hunt Wrap Up for May Birds TONIGHT

k foley
 

Hi All,

Tonight is the Wrap Up Zoom meeting for the DIY Bird May Scavenger Hunt. Join us and share your results on Zoom at 7:00 pm. The Zoom link can be found on sanjoaquinaudubon.org

See you tonight!

Kasey

--
Kasey Foley
Stockton, CA


White Slough Wildlife Area tomorrow

Jim Rowoth
 

For anyone interested, I will be visiting White Slough Wildlife Area tomorrow (Sunday) morning. If you would like to join me, meet me at the Flag City McDonald’s parking lot at 7:30 and we can figure out driving. Expect to be out at least 4 hours and to walk 4-5 miles. Remember, we now have to park at the end of the paved frontage road and hike in an additional 1/4+ mile to reach the first pond (#9). Bring water.

Please let me know by 7:00 am if I should expect you.

Jim

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Jim Rowoth
Stockton, CA

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