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Re: Magpies in lodi

Pat Croft
 

My wife & I parked on the corner of elm & evergreen by the park & observed at least 50 magpies fly in to roost in the redwoods just east of the park. Quite a sight. See my e bird post. Dave

On Sep 15, 2021, at 1:05 PM, Pat Croft <patndavid@...> wrote:

Pat what time of day did you see the magpies? Dave





Sacramento County Breeding Birds is now available on the CVBC website.

Frances Oliver <hummer52@...>
 

The Central Valley Bird Club proudly announces its second full-length book is now available:

SACRAMENTO COUNTY BREEDING BIRDS
A Tale of Two Atlases and Three Decades of Change 

Authors: Edward R. Pandolfino, Lily A. Douglas, Timothy D. Manolis, and Chris Conard
 
Sacramento County Breeding Birds examines how nearly three decades of dramatic transformation of much of this county have affected our local breeding birds. The book puts the changes in breeding bird status and distribution in the context of conservation efforts and changes in land use, climate, and regulatory protection. The text focuses on the most significant changes and a complete set of paired maps shows the changes in breeding distribution for every species. But don’t assume that this is a story of gloom and doom. While some breeding birds have declined, and others disappeared altogether from the county, even more new breeders have arrived. And some species have demonstrated remarkable adaptability and resilience by colonizing urban habitats.


Frances
CVBC Board Member
Lodi, CA


Magpies in lodi

Pat Croft
 

Pat what time of day did you see the magpies? Dave


SJ Audubon Newsletter is now available.

England
 

http://www.sanjoaquinaudubon.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Hoot-Owl-Sep-Oct-2021.pdf
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Alan England, Stockton


Yellow-billed Magpies in Lodi

Pat Paternostro
 

Birders 
You may have noticed my recent eBird reports of 40+ Magpies near Peterson Park here in Lodi.  I saw them again this evening, and was able to find out where they were heading.  The flock is roosting in a couple Redwoods in the neighborhood just east of the park.  When I re-found them, there seemed to be more like 50+.  Not sure why that location, but it’s pretty cool to see so many magpies right in town!  
Enjoy the cooler weather this weekend. 
Pat 


San Joaquin Audubon Society Virtual General Meeting Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 7:00 pm: KeithHansen on his new book—Birds of the Sierra Nevada

England
 

 

San Joaquin Audubon Society Virtual General Meeting 

Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 7:00 pm

 

Don't miss the first meeting of the fall season. Keith Hansen will be speaking about his beautiful brand-new field guide Hansen's Field Guide to the Birds of the Sierra Nevada.

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Read Keith's Bio-

With my father a Naval Aviator, stationed in Corpus Christi, I was born in Beeville Texas. Moving to Hawaii our family then found ourselves living at the entrance to Pearl Harbor. Dad was based on Midway Island and flew Airborn Early Warning missions between there and Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. Next assigned to Washington, D.C., we then moved to the leafy woods of Maryland. 

 

 

From the first, to the sixth grade, I fell deeply in love with the lush forests and creatures that surrounded our home. In the summer of 1970, my older brother Rob introduced me to an exquisite being in the form of a Cedar Waxwing. My full attention then focused on birds, seemingly overnight. My dad retired in 1970, and our family moved home to Fresno, the town of my parent’s upbringing. My father soon opened Bob’s Village Hobby in Fresno and our family settled into California’s great San Joaquin Valley.

Coming from a long line of artists, my deeply talented mother, Janice bestowed upon each of her her six children, Doug, Rob, Brad, Craig, Jennifer, and me, an appreciation of all things creative. With her fine work, teaching skills, and the abundance of art books that filled our home, it was a sanctuary of creativity. My passion for birds and the combination of artistic energy that flowed through our home seemed to naturally form my path in life. I took up illustrating birds in 1976, my senior year of high school.

I explored much of California as a young man, focusing on the Central Valley, the Sierra Nevada, and the coast of central and northern California. It wasn’t long before I began to expand my horizons toward the tropics. Mexico and Central America found me enveloped in the varied habitats that grace that vibrant part of the Americas. Exploring Samoa and the tropical Pacific aboard a NOAA research vessel and then a foray to the Andes, the Galapagos, and the Amazon of Ecuador pushed my sphere of experience further. I began volunteering for the Point Reyes Bird Observatory, both at the Bolinas Palomarin Field Station, and nine adventures to the Farallon Islands. This introduced me to the breathtakingly beautiful region surrounding Marin County’s Point Reyes Peninsula. Capturing and gently handling hundreds of birds for banding studies gave me an intimate understanding of their build, anatomy, plumage and character, all crucial things for a budding bird artist.   

For subject material I employ video footage I have taken of some 1,200 species of birds to capture their unique postures from interesting vantage points. Whether I am illustrating a Bearded Bellbird in Trinidad, a Griffon Vulture in the Pyrenees, or a Crimson Topaz in Guyana, these moving images enable me to pause the tape and sketch form and feather.      

Over the years, I have enjoyed creating bird illustrations for various organizations to adorn or enhance publications. These have included books, scientific journals, magazines, newsletters, and logos. Additionally, I have painted murals, taught drawing classes in Trinidad and Montana, had art shows in California and Colorado, displayed works at Bird Symposiums in Texas, California’s Central Valley and New Jersey, and produced a myriad of private commissions.

After working on a dozen books, I illustrated a publication for the Yosemite Association “Birds of the Sierra Nevada: Their Natural History, Status, and Distribution”, authored by Ted Beedy and Ed Pandolfino. Taking about 14 years to illustrate the 320 species that occur in that great mountain range, and five years to write, my latest book, is a companion volume entitled “Hansen’s Field Guide to the Birds of the Sierra Nevada.” The 1,270 individual watercolor and colored pencil illustrations portray each species plumage’s highlighting age, sex, seasonal or geographic differences as well as their voices and appearance in flight.

My workspace, The Wildlife Gallery” is located in Bolinas California as part of the Bolinas Museum, where visitors are welcome to the studio to view originals, prints, and the various works I have on display.

My wife Patricia and I live in Bolinas.

 

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Alan England, Stockton


Re: Night viewing

Susan Schneider <susanschneider7@...>
 

Beautiful!  Thanks, Pat.

-Susan


On Sat, Sep 4, 2021 at 8:30 PM Pat Paternostro <BRONCOS30@...> wrote:
It’s an extremely clear night here in Lodi, with no moon.  As a result 3 planets are visible currently.  Venus setting in the west while Jupiter and Saturn are rising in the east.  I got them in my scope for my neighbors.  Great views of Jupiter’s moons. 
Hope you enjoy a smoke free evening. 
Pat 



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Night viewing

Pat Paternostro
 

It’s an extremely clear night here in Lodi, with no moon.  As a result 3 planets are visible currently.  Venus setting in the west while Jupiter and Saturn are rising in the east.  I got them in my scope for my neighbors.  Great views of Jupiter’s moons. 
Hope you enjoy a smoke free evening. 
Pat 


Woodbridge Road

Pat Croft
 

We traveled to Woodbridge Road. The great horned owl is back in the trees just west of Isenberg South. The Preserve is completly mowed & very dry. 20 Quail flew up when I accidently honked my car horn. Nothing esle unusual. Just Swallows gathering to migrate. It was getting smoky.
Dave & Pat


eBird fun

Pat Paternostro
 

Birders 
I saw my first Sharp-shinned Hawk of the season last evening, which made me curious as to when they generally arrive here in SJ County.  To find that information I went to eBird.  As you can see in the photo attached, they begin to arrive in September, with the majority of sightings through the winter.  
eBird is full of great information on the comings and going’s of our local birds.  Just wanted to share so all can use and appreciate this valuable resource. 
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Good birding. 
Pat 


SJ Audubon Field Trip: Sat Sept 4: Introductory Birding at Lodi Lake

England
 

INTRODUCTORY BIRDING @ LODI LAKE 
Date: Sep 04, 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. (Please bring own binoculars and mask. Yup--Social Distancing)

--
Alan England, Stockton


Lodi Lake walk

Pat Paternostro
 

Birders 
This Saturday will be our beginning birding walk at Lodi lake. 
I birded there Sunday and had a nice variety of birds. 
Details for the trip are on SJ Audubon's various media pages. 
The weather looks good for Saturday, hope to see you there. 
Pat 


Mokelumne Fish Hatchery Field Trip

Liz West
 

SJBirders,

If the fish hatchery is closed meet at the first parking lot of the day use area.

Liz West


This Weekend SJAS Field Trips: SATURDAY, August 21— Woodbridge Wilderness; SUNDAY, August 22— Mokelumne River Fish Hatchery

England
 

SATURDAY, August 21— Woodbridge Wilderness

Join leaders Kathy and Virginia Bonham for our monthly census of this small riparian park on the banks of the Mokelumne River. Meet at the north end of Meadowlark Lane in Woodbridge at 8:00 a.m.

 

SUNDAY, August 22— Mokelumne River Fish Hatchery

 Join leaders Liz West and Joanne Katanic for our monthly census of this lovely little riparian area below Camanche Dam. Meet Liz and Joanne in the fish hatchery parking lot at 8:00 a.m.

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Alan England, Stockton


Lodi Lake

Pat Paternostro
 

Birders
I just finished up a brief walk at LL this morning.  Highlights included Nashville and Wilson’s Warblers, 19 Wood Ducks on Pig’s Lake and FOS Cedar Waxwing.  
Looks like a cooler week ahead, hope you can get out and enjoy the birds. 
Pat 






Shorebirds @ Ripon Sewage ponds

donna marciano
 

Today, 15 Folks from San Joaquin & Stanislaus Audubon were scouting the ponds for shorebirds, and we were not disappointed. Some highlights were the two solitary sandpipers, lesser and greater yellow legs, long billed dowitchers & Wilson phalaropes to name a few. Great day of birding! Come out and join us for one of our many monthly trips.
SJ Audubon
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Rose-br Grosbeak, Solitary Sandpiper and other birds

David Yee
 

Birders:

Yesterday, Aug 10, there was an imm male Rose-breasted Grosbeak on private property east of Lodi.  It was in the company of a migrant flock of 6-7 Black-headeds.  There was also an imm Costa's Hummer at the feeders at Heritage Oak Winery.  Birders are welcome there during business hours of 11-5 daily. 

On Tues, Aug 9 there was a juv Solitary Sandpiper at the White Slough/Lodi WTP.  Unfortunately it took high to the air after being flushed by circling Swainson's Hawks and flew east out of sight.  Migrant shorebirds here often don't return when they do this.  Also present was at least one ad Short-b Dowitcher and 4 Lesser Yellowlegs (3 juvs, one adult).

On Sat, Aug 7 there were two female-type Greater Scaup at the Tracy WTP.  They were probably early migrants; there are very few Aug records for SJ.  Also present was a female-type Blue-w Teal; could have summered locally as they have nested there in the past.  

Best,
David Yee
Stockton


Lodi Lake

Pat Croft
 

Nice placard near the entrance of the wilderness area. The bonus birds for us was the wilson’s warbler & 2 oak titmouse. Hot as it was 86 degrees at 11:31am when we left. Dave & Pat


Ripon WTP this afternoon

Ralph
 

I went out to Ripon today to see what I could find. I started at the west end (south end of Jack Tone) and walked east. The first three ponds had very little water, just a couple of large puddles each, and not many birds and the fourth and fifth ponds were full and did not have much shorebird habitat but the sixth and seventh ponds had very low water and lots of exposed mud, so that's where I found most of the birds. There were hundreds of LB Dowitchers, but I could not find a single Short-billed, I counted over 50 Killdeer and 173 Greater Yellowlegs! The fifth pond was basically three large puddles and one of those puddles had a total of 55 Greater Yellowlegs alone! I also had one Semipalmated Plover, 14 Western Sandpipers, and six (but possibly as many as 8) LESSER YELLOWLEGS. I saw one, maybe two, good candidates for SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER as well, but as I was homing in to confirm, or confute, the ID they both flushed and I could not refind them.

I continued east along the fence south of the ponds to the western edge of the four large, square ponds at the east end and then walked the bike trail back to the west. Along the bike trail I had a few birds of interest: one each Orange-crowned Warbler, Nashville Warbler (first-year) and Western Tanager. It was a good walk, a little over 2.5 miles in 5 hours, and boy are my feet sore! It was worth every painful minute, though.

Ralph Baker, Riverbank


Lodi Lake

Pat Paternostro
 

Birders 
I walked through the nature area this morning with some friends from out of town, so no bins and a lot of chatting. 
It was quite birdy however, and included a couple Wilson’s Warblers and a BT Grey Warbler. 
Migration is upon us. 
Pat 
Also, if you get to bird at the lake, check out the latest edition to the nature area (at the entrance near the Redwoods) :) 

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