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Re: Harlan's Red-tail along Walnut Grove Road in San Joaquin County

Joe Morlan
 

Yes, that's a Harlan's. Possibly the same bird. Very cool!

On Mon, 25 Nov 2019 21:14:57 -0800, "peraisrini via Groups.Io"
<peraisrini@...> wrote:

I remember seeing something similar in Staten Island on 22nd. Attaching the picture. Is this also Red Tailed Hawk (Harlan's). Thanks.
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Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA


Re: Harlan's Red-tail along Walnut Grove Road in San Joaquin County

Srini Raman
 

I remember seeing something similar in Staten Island on 22nd. Attaching the picture. Is this also Red Tailed Hawk (Harlan's). Thanks.


Harlan's Red-tail along Walnut Grove Road in San Joaquin County

Joe Morlan
 

On Saturday 23 November, on our way back to CVBS from Staten Island, we
encountered a Harlan's Red-tailed Hawk along West Walnut Grove Road. Photos
and more details:

https://fog.ccsf.edu/~jmorlan/Harlan'sHawkIMG_5898.htm
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Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA


Re: Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Swenson Park

Ernie Maier
 

Thanks for posting that information.  Ernie Maier

On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 02:55:16 PM PST, Kurt Mize via Groups.Io <k1mize@...> wrote:


All:

I had a mostly juvenile plumaged Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Swenson Park this morning. It was a young male, as it had a few red feathers in the throat area. It was first observed in a Chinese pistache in the northeast corner of the park, then flew to a young Deodar cedar adjacent to Alexandria Dr.  I also observed an adult male Red-breasted Sapsucker. At Stuart Gibbon Park on Hammer Lane, I had two Townsend’s Warblers associating with a flock of Bushtits. Also had Red-breasted Nuthatches at both parks.

Good birding,

Kurt



Laughlin Park 11/17/19

Kurt Mize
 

All:

This little park by my house can be surprisingly good, given its size and limited habitat. Today’s highlights included: a Townsend’s Warbler, a Black-throated Gray Warbler, a Merlin, a Brown Creeper, a Red-breasted Sapsucker, and a Red-breasted Nuthatch.

Good birding,

Kurt


This is it--the weekend of the Central Valley Birding Symposium. Thursday-Sunday.

England
 

THU.-SUN, November 21-24Central Valley Birding Symposium

     Join your fellow birding friends for the 23rd annual Central Valley Birding Symposium! The premier Birding Symposium in the Central Valley is always one of the highlights of the birding year.  Key notes, field trips, workshops, vendors and unbeatable camaraderie.  For more details, go to https://cvbirds-symposium.netlify.com/

--
Alan England, Stockton


Laughlin Park 11/15/19

Kurt Mize
 

All:

I spent an hour and a half at the park this morning. Highlights included a Townsend’s Warbler, a Black-throated Gray Warbler, at least two Red-breasted Nuthatches, and a Red-breasted Sapsucker. Yesterday I had two Townsend’s Warblers (an adult male and a female), and a Merlin.

Good birding,

Kurt


Walt McInnis

Jim Rowoth
 

San Joaquin Audubon has recently received notice of the passing of our friend and colleague Walt McInnis on Sept 25 this year in Tracy. Walt served many years representing the Tracy area on our board, including as president in the early 2000s. His family has invited his friends in the birding community to a Celebration of Life on Saturday, November 23, from 1-2 pm at the Tracy Transit Station, Rms 103 & 104, 50 E 6th St, Tracy, CA. Walt’s sharp wit and self-deprecating manner will be missed.

Jim Rowoth
Stockton

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Jim Rowoth
Stockton, CA


Sat 11/16: Woodbridge Wilderness; Sun Nov 17 Mokelumne River Fish Hatchery

England
 

SATURDAY, November 16— 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, November 17— 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.

--
Alan England, Stockton


Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Swenson Park

Kurt Mize
 

All:

I had a mostly juvenile plumaged Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Swenson Park this morning. It was a young male, as it had a few red feathers in the throat area. It was first observed in a Chinese pistache in the northeast corner of the park, then flew to a young Deodar cedar adjacent to Alexandria Dr. I also observed an adult male Red-breasted Sapsucker. At Stuart Gibbon Park on Hammer Lane, I had two Townsend’s Warblers associating with a flock of Bushtits. Also had Red-breasted Nuthatches at both parks.

Good birding,

Kurt


Laughlin Park

Kurt Mize
 

All:

Visited this small park in North Stockton on Wednesday and again this morning. Highlights on Wednesday included two Red-breasted Nuthatches, a Sharp-shinned Hawk, a Townsend’s Warbler, and a Slate-colored Junco. Highlights today were a FOS (for me in Stockton) Brown Creeper. I think this is only the second (or possibly third) Brown Creeper I’ve found in this park in 33 years. I’m proud to say I heard the Creeper before I saw it, so my hearing aids weren’t a complete waste of money! It was also nice to see a Red-breasted Sapsucker seems to have made himself at home in the park. Red-breasted Nuthatches continue, and a flyover by a pair of Common Ravens is something I don’t see every day.

Good birding,

Kurt

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TUESDAY, November 12 (7:30pm) Nancy E. Muleady-Mecham, Ph.E. “Siberian Fulbrightness”

England
 

TUESDAY, November 12

Nancy E. Muleady-Mecham, Ph.E.

“Siberian Fulbrightness”

 

     Imagine being sent to Russia on a Fulbright Scholarship to teach, conduct research and engage in community outreach.  Now imagine that the scholar has requested to do all of this in one of the more remote corners of our planet, the Altai Republic of Siberia.  Siberian Fulbrightness is a look into the rural culture of indigenous people and Slavic Russians as Doc Nancy taught courses in medicine and biology at Gorno-Altaisk State University, conducted research in the closed, strictly protected areas called zapovedniks, and engaged in numerous community outreach programs resulting in the first ever astronomy Club in Southwest Siberia. There is also a look at the Trans-Siberian Railroad, Lake Baikal, and the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Center at Star City. 

     Doc Nancy is an Adjunct Professor of biology at Northern Arizona University and Columbia College, Sonora as well as a Visiting Lecturer for the University of Virginia Semester At Sea Program where she taught biology around the world.  Doc Nancy was selected by the United States as a Fulbright Scholar and traveled to the Russian Federation teach at Gorno-Altaisk State University in southwest Siberia and to conduct research in remote protected areas.

     Nancy is a retired United States National Park Ranger and lives in the Sierra Nevada with her family.  When not working on her research on Giant Sequoias she loves to backpack. She leads High Sierra backcountry seminars on horseback for Rock Creek pack Station. She has completed solo hikes of the John Muir and High Sierra Trails through the Sierra Nevada, hiked through the Alps on The Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt, and is a Pacific Crest Trail section hiker.  She is also the author of several books.

 

We meet at Central United Methodist Church, 3700 Pacific Avenue (across from UOP) in Stockton, at 7:30 p.m.  Plenty of parking and refreshments.  All are welcome.

--
Alan England, Stockton


SATURDAY, November 9— Cosumnes River Preserve

England
 

SATURDAY, November 9Cosumnes River Preserve

     Join leader Jim Rowoth (487-3489 or rowoth@...) for the monthly River Walk bird count through the varied habitats of the CRP.  Meet Jim at the visitor center on Franklin Rd. Check website www.cosumnes.org for last minute updates.  Double check with Jim for start time.

--
Alan England, Stockton


Lodi Lake Varied Thrush

Pat Paternostro
 

Birders
While leading my crane festival tour I found a couple VATH in the LL nature area.  
One stayed in the open for a couple minutes.  Hopefully it will be a good winter for them. 
Pat 


FRI.-SAT.-SUN., November 1-2-3— Lodi Sandhill Crane Festival

England
 

FRI.-SAT.-SUN., November 1-2-3— Lodi Sandhill Crane Festival

 

         A weekend of fun for the whole Family. General admission is FREE.  Please note that, due to the Lodi Sandhill Crane Festival, there will be no Introductory Birding Field Trip this month. You can sign up for one of the two trips (Saturday or Sunday) to Lodi Lake Wilderness Area thru the Lodi Sandhill Crane festival registration, pending space availability.  Many other field trips also available.

Speakers include Gary Ivey (“Nesting and FamilyLife of Greater Sandhill Cranes”) and Krista Roessingh (“Coastal Sandhill Cranes—At Home in the Rainforest”)   

 

For more information, go to cranefestival.com

--
Alan England, Stockton


Re: Flood Road this afternoon

Amy Carter
 

Thanks for letting me know that you have saw a rough legged hawk, so I can look for it with my Crane Festival tour. 

Amy Weiser. 


On Oct 30, 2019, at 5:30 PM, Ralph via Groups.Io <sharks_hockey_maniac@...> wrote:

I went out to Flood Road to look for the Sage Thrasher found by Amy Weiser five days ago. Sage Thrasher would have been a county bird, if I had found it, which I did not. But I did luck into a different county bird. About halfway between Waverley Road and Copperopolis Road I spotted a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK soaring and occasionally hovering to the east of Flood. I had good scope views but the bird was too far off for photos.

Ralph Baker, Riverbank


Flood Road this afternoon

Ralph
 

I went out to Flood Road to look for the Sage Thrasher found by Amy Weiser five days ago. Sage Thrasher would have been a county bird, if I had found it, which I did not. But I did luck into a different county bird. About halfway between Waverley Road and Copperopolis Road I spotted a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK soaring and occasionally hovering to the east of Flood. I had good scope views but the bird was too far off for photos.

Ralph Baker, Riverbank


Re: Services for Terry Ronneberg

Dale Smith
 

Hi Jim,

I was so sorry to wake up to the news about Terry. I always enjoyed his company.

Could you send me Keans address?

Thanks...Dale

P.S. Due to an ugly forecast, we closed the banding lab a day early today. Last bird banded was a beautiful, male Golden-crowned Kinglet. What a wonderful privilege it has been to help out this fall!

On Oct 30, 2019, at 12:24 PM, Jim Rowoth <rowoth@...> wrote:

Friends,

There will be a memorial service at 11 am on Monday, November 4th at the First Presbyterian Church in Tracy. The address is 101 Berverdor Ave.

It would be great if we could have a strong contingent of birders there for him.

Jim Rowoth
Stockton

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Jim Rowoth
Stockton, CA



Services for Terry Ronneberg

Jim Rowoth
 

Friends,

There will be a memorial service at 11 am on Monday, November 4th at the First Presbyterian Church in Tracy. The address is 101 Berverdor Ave.

It would be great if we could have a strong contingent of birders there for him.

Jim Rowoth
Stockton

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Jim Rowoth
Stockton, CA


Terry Ronneberg

Jim Rowoth
 

Friends,

It is with great sadness that I write this to inform sjbirders of the death early today of Terry Ronneberg.  He had been hospitalized for the past few weeks at Doctors Hospital in Manteca. Terry was an active member of San Joaquin Audubon for several decades, befriending many of us on field trips, membership meetings, and bird chases.  He was the dean of Tracy-area birders for as long as I can remember.  I had the privilege of birding with him both locally and internationally, always learning from his wisdom and enjoying his common sense and great sense of humor.  As eBird reviewer for the county, I will definitely miss his eBird reports from the Tracy sewage ponds, even after he and Jean moved to Manteca a few years ago.  He was a good friend and will be sorely missed.  

There are tentative plans for a memorial service sometime this weekend.  Once more is known, we'll post it here.

Jim Rowoth
Stockton

(Sorry for this belated notice, but today happened to be the day when this listserve moved from yahoo.groups to io.groups, so things fell through the cracks.)

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