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2021 Virtual 25th CVBS Reminder

Frances Oliver <hummer52@...>
 

Birders,

You are welcome to join us for the 2021 Virtual 25th Central Valley Birding Symposium! This year, we are hosting an abbreviated virtual version of the symposium with many of your favorite speakers. In addition to having access to the program during and after the event, registration will renew your membership in the Central Valley Bird Club (CVBC). Registration is per family; a couple only has to register once to view the symposium on a single screen. Below is the link to the schedule and registration button. 
For the CVBS steering committee 


Staten Island trip this Saturday

donna marciano
 


Join  San Joaquin Audubon this Saturday, October 23 for a trip to Staten Island where the flooded fields of corn and wheat provide critical habitat for Sandhill Crane, Tundra Swans, Cackling Geese, and other waterfowl. Meet the leaders at the junction of N. Staten Island Rd and N Walnur Grove Rd at 8:00 AM. We will be driving along the paved road and stopping frequently. 



Sage Thrasher of Waverly RD, San Joaquin Co. 10/20

Frances Oliver <hummer52@...>
 

Posting for John Harris: 

Sage Thrasher on Waverly 4.3 miles north of highway 4. There’s a windmill on the east side of the road. Bird on fence and on the ground

Frances
Lodi, CA 


Curlews

Pat Croft <patndavid@...>
 

we went to Peterson Park Lodi. We saw about 30 long billed curlews. Also Western blue birds, & yellow rump warblers were flying around us. We saw 6 lark sparrows. We sat on a park bench by the play ground & let the birds come to us. We heard a flicker & nuthalls woodpecker. Very birdy. We enjoyed the large fluffy clouds & a 59 degree temp. Dave & Pat


Gerardot Stables Ponds

Pat Croft <patndavid@...>
 

We were there about 9am. We saw 15 to 20 phainopepelas in the trees along the big pond. There just about as many waxwings. They were flying around together shagging flying insects. There were at least 50 least sandpipers in the mud areas around the reduced water in the big pond. There were 6 white pelicans. Also swallows are still here also enjoying the insects. We saw a lewis woodpecker here & at the Day Use Park. See my e bird posts. Dave & Pat


Lodi Lake swallows

Jim Rowoth
 

There is currently a large flock of Violet-green Swallows over Lodi Lake itself. There are swarms of gnats over the lake near the fishing and boat dock, so there’s a feeding frenzy going on.

And it just started to shower!

Jim Rowoth


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Jim Rowoth
Stockton, CA


SJ Audubon Field Trips This Weekend: Woodbridge Wilderness, Mokelumne River Fish Hatchery

England
 

WOODBRIDGE WILDERNESS SURVEY
Date: Oct 16, 2021 SATURDAY 8:00 AM 
Where: Woodbridge Wilderness Area.  

Join leaders Kathy Bonham and Virginia Bonham for our monthly census of this small riparian area on the banks of the Mokelumns River. Meet the leaders at the north end of Meadowlark Lane in Woodbridgeat 8:00 AM

 

BIRDING @ FISH HATCHERY
Date: Oct 17, 2021 SUNDAY 8:00 AM 
Where: Mokelumne River Fish Hatchery.  

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

(All photos courtesy Kasey Foley.  Fish Hatchery--Nuthatch, Nutalls Woodpecker, Phainopepla.  Woodbridge Wilderness--folks in the bushes.)

Alan England, Stockton


Lodi sewage ponds

Pat Paternostro
 

Birders 
I’m off to Oregon for a couple days so I won’t be birding back here until later in the week. 
Upon driving by the Lodi WTP this morning, I noticed lots of birds in the NE pond, which is drawn down. 
Good birding if you get out that way. 
Pat 


MacGillivray's Warbler déjà vu

Jim Rowoth
 

All,

I had a first fall MacGillivray’s Warbler drop by my back yard and say “hi’ at 3:15 today. He didn’t stay very long, but I reacted fast enough to grab my binoculars and got excellent look at its eye ring broken at 3:00 and 9:00 on a grayish hood, with very yellow underparts fading into grayish hood. It perched in a low quince bush about 2 feet from my sliding screen door, just a few feet from my napping cats, who never noticed him. Unfortunately, my reaction time wasn’t fast enough to get a photo.

The strangest thing is, that several years ago, I was sitting in this same chair, without binoculars handy, when what I believe was the same species paid a brief visit to this same low bush, staying about as long as today’s bird. I never eBirded the first one because I couldn’t swear to its identity, but everything about it suggested either a MacGillivrays, Mourning, or Connecticut Warbler.

You just never know who’s going to show up at your door, especially during fall migration.

Jim Rowoth
Stockton

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Jim Rowoth
Stockton, CA


CRANE TOURS

Pat Croft <patndavid@...>
 

Today was the cleanup of the North & South Isenberg Preserves in preparation for crane tours starting in the middle of this month. Check Crane tours on the Califorina Fish & Wildlife website. There will be smaller groups. Check e bird for my obersvations. Dave & Pat


SJ Audubon FT This Saturday: Lodi Lake

England
 

INTRODUCTORY BIRDING @ LODI LAKE
Date: Oct 02, 2021 Saturday 8:00 AM
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.
For everyone's safety, please. . .masks, social distancing, don't share spotting scopes.
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Alan England, Stockton


Visit the San Joaquin Audubon Booth at the Stockton Earth Day Event

k foley
 

Hi Birders,

I wanted you to know San Joaquin Audubon will be at the Earth Day event at Victory Park (Pershing and Argonne Drive in Stockton) from 10am-4pm on Sunday, September 26, 2021. This will be the only event of the year where we will be selling T-shirts, hats, and our own bird finding guide "Birding in San Joaquin County". Please come by to say hello and purchase a T-shirt or three and some bird finding guides as gifts. 

Remember, this is the ONLY opportunity to buy these items this year. Hopefully, next year we will be back to having our general meetings in person where you can buy all things San Joaquin.

Here is a sample of some new T-shirt designs and some old favorites. There are many more designs to see than these.
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I hope to see you there!
Kasey Foley, Sales
San Joaquin Audubon Society

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Kasey Foley
Stockton, CA


Baltimore Oriole and Probable Grey-cheeked Thrush at Lodi Lake

David Yee
 

Birders:

Migrant activity in the Nature Area at Lodi Lake was quite high this morning, highlighted by an imm male Baltimore Oriole and a probable Grey-cheeked Thrush.  The oriole was actively feeding and flying around Pigs Lake.  It was with another oriole that I never observed well, but in talking to Jim Rowoth was probably an imm Bullock's.  Both were very vocal.  

The thrush was extremely uncooperative.  It was found just east of the connecting path that joins the paved and dirt trails.  It was in the brambles/trees across from marker 5 on the paved trail.  It was initially observed rather high in an oak eating grapes and then it flew down low into the blackberry brambles and was observed briefly on the ground.  While it was up in the tree a Swainson's Thrush was actively calling in the bramble, and when the bird flew down into the bramble it went close to the calling Swainson's.  I never was able to see the Swainson's after 30 min of searching for the Grey-cheeked even though it was calling regularly, showing how hard it is to see these thrushes once they're in the thick understory.  I saw the thrush late in the morning, and that could have also contributed to the difficulty in re-finding it.  I would suggest an early morning try if going for it.  Hopefully it will be calling if still around.  

Best,
David Yee
Stockton


Re: Tree Swallows

k foley
 

Thanks for the information!

Kasey

On Sep 17, 2021, at 11:10 AM, Pat Paternostro <broncos30@...> wrote:


Friends 
I reached out to Jim R who reminded me that the vast numbers of Tree Swallow’s show up in the south county in October.  I asked because there is close to a 1000 (maybe more), on Woodbridge Rd today.  They were on the utility wires and circling the fields near the entrance for Black Hole.  A true treat to see if you get the chance. 
Pat
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Kasey Foley
Stockton, CA


Tree Swallows

Pat Paternostro
 

Friends 
I reached out to Jim R who reminded me that the vast numbers of Tree Swallow’s show up in the south county in October.  I asked because there is close to a 1000 (maybe more), on Woodbridge Rd today.  They were on the utility wires and circling the fields near the entrance for Black Hole.  A true treat to see if you get the chance. 
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SJ Audubon Field Activities this weekend (Sept 18 & 19)

England
 

WOODBRIDGE WILDERNESS SURVEY
Date: Sep 18, 2021 SATURDAY 8:00 AM 
Where: Woodbridge Wilderness Area. 

Join leaders Kathy Bonham and Virginia Bonham for our monthly census of this small riparian area on the banks of the Mokelumns River. Meet the leaders at the north end of Meadowlark Lane in Woodbridgeat 8:00 AM

 

BIRDING @ FISH HATCHERY
Date: Sep 19, 2021 SUNDAY 8:00 AM 
Where: Mokelumne River Fish Hatchery. 

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

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Alan England, Stockton


Re: Isenberg Preserve South

k foley
 

That’s good information, thanks for sharing!

Kasey

On Sep 16, 2021, at 12:51 PM, donna marciano <paulmarciano@...> wrote:

Thank you for this updated information, glad to hear they are starting to flood!
On Sep 16, 2021, at 11:21 AM, Pat Croft <Patndavid@...> wrote:

We went by there today. They have started to flood the preserve. We saw 6 cranes feeding. Also about 200 redwings. Also one late western kingbird. We were there about 10AM. Dave & Pat







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Kasey Foley
Stockton, CA


eBird Checklist - 16 Sep 2021 - Gerardot Stables ponds - 13 species (+1 other taxa)

Jim Rowoth
 




Begin forwarded message:

From: J Rowoth <rowoth@...>
Date: September 16, 2021 at 1:16:56 PM PDT
To: "SJBirds@groups.io" <SJBirds@groups.io>
Subject: eBird Checklist - 16 Sep 2021 - Gerardot Stables ponds - 13 species (+1 other taxa)

FYI, there is excellent (but distant) shorebird habitat currently at the main Geradot Stables pond, My scope isn’t strong enough to do it justice, but I’m sure other observers with more powerful optics can pick out other species and more precise numbers.  (And it’s not beastly hot!) My eBird report follows.  

https://ebird.org/checklist/S94744789

Jim Rowoth



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Jim Rowoth
Stockton, CA


Re: Isenberg Preserve South

donna marciano
 

Thank you for this updated information, glad to hear they are starting to flood!

On Sep 16, 2021, at 11:21 AM, Pat Croft <Patndavid@...> wrote:

We went by there today. They have started to flood the preserve. We saw 6 cranes feeding. Also about 200 redwings. Also one late western kingbird. We were there about 10AM. Dave & Pat




Isenberg Preserve South

Pat Croft <patndavid@...>
 

We went by there today. They have started to flood the preserve. We saw 6 cranes feeding. Also about 200 redwings. Also one late western kingbird. We were there about 10AM. Dave & Pat

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