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Hudsonian Godwit

Nancy Christensen
 

Foraging along Mission Beach still at 11:14. Flew north from previous position and is now a bit north of San Jose Pl. Stunning close views!

Nancy Christensen
Ramona


A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
Chinese Proverb

Re: Hudsonian Godwit Tuesday May 28th

Timothy Burr
 

Hudsonian godwit now on Mission Beach between LG towers 20 and 21

Sent from my iPhone with Aloha

Re: Hudsonian Godwit Tuesday May 28th

Timothy Burr
 

Concerning the HUGO. Street location is west end of San Jose place
Tim Burr
Poway

Sent from my iPhone with Aloha

Hudwit

peterginsburg
 

For "Mountain Goat" 

You left your scope in my car, please contact me off list.

Peter

Re: Hudsonian Godwit Tuesday May 28th

Geoffrey L. Rogers
 

No birds at west end of San Jose. lots of people. No borders. A few (15 or so) waders at 



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy , an AT&T LTE smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Timothy Burr <tburr@...>
Date: 5/28/19 11:33 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: SanDiegoRegionBirding@groups.io
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Hudsonian Godwit Tuesday May 28th

Concerning the HUGO. Street location is west end of San Jose place
Tim Burr
Poway

with Aloha



Re: Hudsonian Godwit Tuesday May 28th

golfbirdie25
 

The Hudsonian Godwit continues at west end of San Jose Pl.  Lifeguard 20.

Becky Turley
Long Beach




On Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Geoffrey L. Rogers <rogersgl1952@...> wrote:

No birds at west end of San Jose. lots of people. No borders. A few (15 or so) waders at 



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy , an AT&T LTE smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Timothy Burr <tburr@...>
Date: 5/28/19 11:33 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: SanDiegoRegionBirding@groups.io
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Hudsonian Godwit Tuesday May 28th

Concerning the HUGO. Street location is west end of San Jose place
Tim Burr
Poway

with Aloha



Re: Hudsonian Godwit Tuesday May 28th

golfbirdie25
 

The Hudsonian Godwit followed us to Robb Field, 2:50 pm.  Skateboard  parking lot.

Becky & Steve Turley
Long Beach




On Tuesday, May 28, 2019 golfbirdie25 via Groups.Io <turlslb@...> wrote:

The Hudsonian Godwit continues at west end of San Jose Pl.  Lifeguard 20.

Becky Turley
Long Beach


On Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Geoffrey L. Rogers <rogersgl1952@...> wrote:
No birds at west end of San Jose. lots of people. No borders. A few (15 or so) waders at 



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy , an AT&T LTE smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Timothy Burr <tburr@...>
Date: 5/28/19 11:33 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: SanDiegoRegionBirding@groups.io
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Hudsonian Godwit Tuesday May 28th

Concerning the HUGO. Street location is west end of San Jose place
Tim Burr
Poway

with Aloha



Hudsonian Godwit Video

Anthony Fife
 

For those of you who did not or will not be able to go out and see this awesome find, the link below is to a short 2 min video with some good shots of the bird foraging. I hope you enjoy!

https://youtu.be/spVKq2WF1rk

Anthony “TooFly”
La Mesa

FW: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Hudsonian Godwit Tuesday May 28th

Geoffrey L. Rogers
 

Sorry about the unfinished and unsigned email. Also thanks to those who gave me extra directions. The problem is this bird moves around a lot. I finally got good looks at around 2:25 near the end of San Jose but only because there were two long-lens photographers near it. When I left around 3:00 there were 7-8 birders there. I also tried Robb Field in between the two Mission Beach locations but it was not there—yet. The beach and boardwalk were busy but not super-crowded. The two birds were not skittish but wary of passersby. The subject bird appeared to be hanging out and foraging with a Marbled Godwit and in back light the size difference makes them instantly separable. They eventually flew south off the end of Santa Clara.

 

I know who found the bird at Robb Field but how did someone find it later on the beach?

 

Geoff Rogers

San Diego, CA

 

From: SanDiegoRegionBirding@groups.io [mailto:SanDiegoRegionBirding@groups.io] On Behalf Of Geoffrey L. Rogers via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 1:43 PM
To: Timothy Burr; SanDiegoRegionBirding@groups.io
Cc: SanDiegoRegionBirding@groups.io
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Hudsonian Godwit Tuesday May 28th

 

No birds at west end of San Jose. lots of people. No borders. A few (15 or so) waders at 

 

 

 

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy , an AT&T LTE smartphone

 

-------- Original message --------

From: Timothy Burr <tburr@...>

Date: 5/28/19 11:33 AM (GMT-08:00)

To: SanDiegoRegionBirding@groups.io

Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Hudsonian Godwit Tuesday May 28th

 

Concerning the HUGO. Street location is west end of San Jose place
Tim Burr
Poway

with Aloha


Re: Hudsonian Godwit Tuesday May 28th

Nancy Christensen
 

Peter and Millie found the bird this morning on the beach. After it disappeared for a bit I don’t know who relocated it. 

Nancy Christensen
Ramona


A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
Chinese Proverb

On May 28, 2019, at 4:08 PM, Geoffrey L. Rogers <rogersgl1952@...> wrote:

Sorry about the unfinished and unsigned email. Also thanks to those who gave me extra directions. The problem is this bird moves around a lot. I finally got good looks at around 2:25 near the end of San Jose but only because there were two long-lens photographers near it. When I left around 3:00 there were 7-8 birders there. I also tried Robb Field in between the two Mission Beach locations but it was not there—yet. The beach and boardwalk were busy but not super-crowded. The two birds were not skittish but wary of passersby. The subject bird appeared to be hanging out and foraging with a Marbled Godwit and in back light the size difference makes them instantly separable. They eventually flew south off the end of Santa Clara.

 

I know who found the bird at Robb Field but how did someone find it later on the beach?

 

Geoff Rogers

San Diego, CA

 

From: SanDiegoRegionBirding@groups.io [mailto:SanDiegoRegionBirding@groups.io] On Behalf Of Geoffrey L. Rogers via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 1:43 PM
To: Timothy Burr; SanDiegoRegionBirding@groups.io
Cc: SanDiegoRegionBirding@groups.io
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Hudsonian Godwit Tuesday May 28th

 

No birds at west end of San Jose. lots of people. No borders. A few (15 or so) waders at 

 

 

 

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy , an AT&T LTE smartphone

 

-------- Original message --------

From: Timothy Burr <tburr@...>

Date: 5/28/19 11:33 AM (GMT-08:00)

Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Hudsonian Godwit Tuesday May 28th

 

Concerning the HUGO. Street location is west end of San Jose place
Tim Burr
Poway

with Aloha


Re: Hudsonian Godwit Tuesday May 28th

Barbara
 

The Hudsonian Godwit (HUGO) was originally re-sighted, but now on the beach, yesterday around mid-day by Ross Christie. On a gambit, Ross rode his bike along Mission Beach looking for the HUGO. He thought he had a 5-10% chance of re-finding it. And the rest is history! 

Today birders knew to try for it along Mission Beach because Ross braved the hordes of Homo sapiens on Memorial Day!

The original finder of the HUGO, back at Robb Field, was a fellow named Daniel Hite, from the Phoenix area.

Barbara Carlson
San Diego

On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 4:08:57 PM PDT, Geoffrey L. Rogers <rogersgl1952@...> wrote:


Sorry about the unfinished and unsigned email. Also thanks to those who gave me extra directions. The problem is this bird moves around a lot. I finally got good looks at around 2:25 near the end of San Jose but only because there were two long-lens photographers near it. When I left around 3:00 there were 7-8 birders there. I also tried Robb Field in between the two Mission Beach locations but it was not there—yet. The beach and boardwalk were busy but not super-crowded. The two birds were not skittish but wary of passersby. The subject bird appeared to be hanging out and foraging with a Marbled Godwit and in back light the size difference makes them instantly separable. They eventually flew south off the end of Santa Clara.

 

I know who found the bird at Robb Field but how did someone find it later on the beach?

 

Geoff Rogers

San Diego, CA

 

From: SanDiegoRegionBirding@groups.io [mailto:SanDiegoRegionBirding@groups.io] On Behalf Of Geoffrey L. Rogers via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 1:43 PM
To: Timothy Burr; SanDiegoRegionBirding@groups.io
Cc: SanDiegoRegionBirding@groups.io
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Hudsonian Godwit Tuesday May 28th

 

No birds at west end of San Jose. lots of people. No borders. A few (15 or so) waders at 

 

 

 

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy , an AT&T LTE smartphone

 

-------- Original message --------

From: Timothy Burr <tburr@...>

Date: 5/28/19 11:33 AM (GMT-08:00)

To: SanDiegoRegionBirding@groups.io

Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Hudsonian Godwit Tuesday May 28th

 

Concerning the HUGO. Street location is west end of San Jose place
Tim Burr
Poway

with Aloha


More Godwit Goodness

Roger Uzun
 

I was able to join all the others to get some really good looks at the Hudsonian Godwit near the end of San Jose Pl in Mission Beach around 2 PM on May 28th.  Much better viewing angle compared to Robb Field.  

You can see a short 1 min 4K video of the bird here - https://vimeo.com/339030651



-Roger Uzun
Poway CA

Re: Hudsonian godwit still present, and a celebration

Ryan Winkleman
 

Guy's accomplishment has been posted about on the ABA Blog here: http://blog.aba.org/2019/05/amazing-milestone-for-guy-mccaskie.html

Congratulations, Guy!
--
Ryan Winkleman
Rancho Santa Margarita, Orange County

Hudsonian Godwit

Pete Gordon
 

Good morning,

Anyone seen the Hudsonian Godwit so far this morning (29 May)?

We are headed to Robb FIeld from the OC this morning.

Pete Gordon

 

Re: Hudsonian Godwit

Janice Nordenberg
 

Just posted on WhatsApp:

Currently on the beach near tower 19 and Santa Clara Pl.  Observed between 07 30 and a little after 0800.

Jan Nordenberg 
San Diego

On Wed, May 29, 2019 at 7:28 AM Pete Gordon <peterandmiko@...> wrote:
Good morning,

Anyone seen the Hudsonian Godwit so far this morning (29 May)?

We are headed to Robb FIeld from the OC this morning.

Pete Gordon

 

--
Jan Nordenberg Sent from Gmail Mobile

Godwit locations

Geoffrey L. Rogers
 

I have posted maps of the two general locations the bird has been seen at to my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/geoffrey.rogers.9822  The second map shows driving route between them.

 

The two locations are approximately 1.5 miles apart.

 

 

Geoffrey L. Rogers

--------------------------

San Diego, CA

 

 

Re: Godwit locations

Justyn Stahl
 

Thanks Geoff.

Further, we request eBird users use one of the eBird hotspots for tracking this bird:
1) "San Diego River--tidal mudflats" for the spot in Ocean Beach near Robb Field
2) "stakeout Hudsonian Godwit, Mission Beach (2019)" for the spot in Mission Beach

If you've created one of various address based checklists (e.g., " 3715 Ocean Front Walk, San Diego, California, US (32.783, -117.254)") or some variation on one of the above locations, please consider merging it with the appropriate hotspots.

In the description of the bird you can, and should, add details as to where you saw the bird (between which lifeguard towers, near which bridge, etc.)

Please:

1) Read about the importance of hotspots:

https://help.ebird.org/customer/en/portal/articles/1006824-what-is-an-ebird-hotspot-


2) Merge your personal location with the hotspot by doing the following:

https://help.ebird.org/customer/en/portal/articles/1010517-how-do-i-merge-a-personal-location-with-a-hotspot-


3) In the future, when using the eBird app, after selecting Start New Checklist, please select *Choose a Nearby Hotspot* if you're birding at a place that people frequent (typically the case if you are following directions to a recent rare bird).


4) Finally, if you haven't already, please consider taking the free eBird Essentials course:

https://academy.allaboutbirds.org/product/ebird-essentials/


Thanks,
Justyn Stahl


On Wed, May 29, 2019 at 9:07 AM Geoffrey L. Rogers <rogersgl1952@...> wrote:

I have posted maps of the two general locations the bird has been seen at to my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/geoffrey.rogers.9822  The second map shows driving route between them.

 

The two locations are approximately 1.5 miles apart.

 

 

Geoffrey L. Rogers

--------------------------

San Diego, CA

 

 

Hudsonian Godwit

Pete Gordon
 

All

the bird is on the beach between towers 19 and 20.  Was with a Willet, but now by himself.  Here between 9:15 and  9:50.

Pete Gordon
Foothill Ranch,  CA

HUGO

Denise Riddle
 

Found between towers 19 & 20 on Mission Beach at 9:55 am

Denise Riddle
Oceanside

Denise Riddle/iPhone

miscellanea, and Jacumba

lehman.paul@verizon.net
 

Some miscellanea from the past few days:

There's been a singing Western Tanager in the same grove of trees along Monument Road in the Tijuana River Valley now for at least 10 days (still present 29 May), acting as if it is on territory; but of course this species nests nowhere near the TRV!

Continuing Reddish Egret at various sites on south San Diego Bay is the only individual in town I've seen the past 6+ weeks. Still 3 active Yellow-cr. Night-Heron nests (plus 2 Black-cr. nests) next to the bathrooms in the I.B. Sports Park.

Late Spotted Sandpiper along Tijuana River in TRV on 27 May.

Lingering, non-breeding-type waterfowl this year seem to be in exceedingly short supply compared to the usual in late May. The only candidate I've seen the past couple weeks is a single continuing Red-breasted Merganser on south SD Bay. About 15 Eared Grebes continue at the saltworks.

Singing, territorial Swainson's Thrushes at the southern limit of the breeding range are near the Bird & Butterfly Garden in the TRV and at the refuge riparian re-veg site at the west end of Main Street in Chula Vista.

On 28 May, Barbara Carlson and I made a morning visit to Jacumba. Still good numbers of Lawrence's Goldfinches all about town, and we had an active N. Flicker nest and 2 pairs of Cassin's Kingbirds--both species at or just beyond their normal breeding range. The selection of late-May migrants included:

Western Wood-Pewee: 4

Pacific-slope Flycatcher: 1

Swainson's Thrush: 6

Cedar Waxwing: 8

Yellow Warbler: 2

Wilson's Warbler: 1

Western Tanager: 12

Black-headed Grosbeak: 6

--Paul Lehman, San Diego