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Re: White Wagtail, Fiesta Island, 6 Oct

Brennan Mulrooney
 

Updates with photos would be even better. Or at least discussion of why it’s not a Citrine Wagtail.

Brennan

On Oct 6, 2018, at 12:29 PM, Kenny Kimbrough <kimbroughkenny@...> wrote:

Have there been any updates on this bird? I’m at the fiesta island dog run south of the eucalyptus trees and there are no birders or wagtail....

Thanks,

Kenny Kimbrough
El Cajon
On Oct 6, 2018, at 10:33 AM, David Holway <dholway@...> wrote:

Hi all,

It’s in the open scrape south of the eucalyptus with horned larks. Photographed at 1015. I will try to stay with the bird.

David Holway
University City



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Brennan Mulrooney
Santee, CA

Re: White Wagtail, Fiesta Island, 6 Oct

Eric Kallen
 

Photos at:
Egk.smugmug.com/photography

Eric Kallen

On Oct 6, 2018, at 1:22 PM, Brennan Mulrooney <Frozentoze@...> wrote:

Updates with photos would be even better. Or at least discussion of why it’s not a Citrine Wagtail.

Brennan
On Oct 6, 2018, at 12:29 PM, Kenny Kimbrough <kimbroughkenny@...> wrote:

Have there been any updates on this bird? I’m at the fiesta island dog run south of the eucalyptus trees and there are no birders or wagtail....

Thanks,

Kenny Kimbrough
El Cajon
On Oct 6, 2018, at 10:33 AM, David Holway <dholway@...> wrote:

Hi all,

It’s in the open scrape south of the eucalyptus with horned larks. Photographed at 1015. I will try to stay with the bird.

David Holway
University City




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Brennan Mulrooney
Santee, CA

Re: White Wagtail, Fiesta Island, 6 Oct

Barbara
 

Paul (who still needs White Wagtail in the county) called from Alaska to say this looks like a typical ocularis subspecies.  The light yellow wash on face is shown by a fair number, but not all, of first year birds in fall.

The messenger,

Barbara Carlson
San Diego


On Saturday, October 6, 2018, 1:21:57 PM PDT, Brennan Mulrooney <Frozentoze@...> wrote:


Updates with photos would be even better. Or at least discussion of why it’s not a Citrine Wagtail.

Brennan
> On Oct 6, 2018, at 12:29 PM, Kenny Kimbrough <kimbroughkenny@...> wrote:
>
> Have there been any updates on this bird? I’m at the fiesta island dog run south of the eucalyptus trees and there are no birders or wagtail....
>
> Thanks,
>
> Kenny Kimbrough
> El Cajon
>> On Oct 6, 2018, at 10:33 AM, David Holway <dholway@...> wrote:
>>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> It’s in the open scrape south of the eucalyptus with horned larks. Photographed at 1015. I will try to stay with the bird.
>>
>> David Holway
>> University City
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>


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Brennan Mulrooney
Santee, CA


White Wagtail continues at Fiesta Island Dog Park

Susan Smith
 

I parked at the second entrance of the dog park where the small grove of two  eucalyptus  are visible as you enter. Found wagtail almost immediately about 80 yds southeast of the second entrance gate, with horned larks. For past hour it has roamed around a bit but still within this same area. Location below. Sue smith,del mar, ca

Dropped Pin
near Mission Bay, San Diego, CA 92109

https://goo.gl/maps/Yo8Eve8JAyr




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Susan Smith
Seiurus Biological Consulting
Del Mar, CA

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Edward Henry
 

Eitan Altman first spotted the bird this morning in Harry Griffen Park in La Mesa. It flew, and a man whose name might be Kenny re-found it, about 9:25 a.m. It could be a returnee, as one of the same species frequented the area a year or two ago. The area is southeast of the dog park. Link to the flickr photo below.

Ed Henry

Mt. Laguna Pinyon Jays

Lisa Ruby
 

Hi,

I see nobody else has posted an update on the Pinyon Jays, so I will. There were several birders out today looking for them.

They were still there along the trails that start at the 19 mile marker. To the best of my knowledge they never made an appearance along the road, other than maybe a flyover.

After walking all over the place, Ter Hurst, Richard Griebe, Mark Stratton, Charlie Jackson and I saw what we think was about 250 of them in the area just before meadow, before the fence. This was a little before 11:00 a.m. This is going to be somewhat of a poor job explaining where they were, but I will try. They started out in the meadow area just past the ranch where the water trough is. Then they worked their way left (when looking out toward the meadow) until eventually they were on the other side of the trail that goes out to the meadow. I have no sense of direction up there, so don't want to use compass direction as I'll likely get it wrong.  At one point they were at the trail Y junction closest to the area. They did not sit still at all. They spent most of the time foraging on the ground, sometimes a few found pine cones still in the trees. We watched them for quite some time, following them as they moved. They were often quiet today, calling every so often. It was quite a sight.

Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs






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Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs

Clark's Nutcracker

Jeff Spaulding
 

Shortly after arriving at the 19 mile pullout in the Laguna Mountains, I heard a Clark's Nutcracker. I didn't realize it until we ran into Mark Stratton who was looking for it. Oops! Later at about 13:55 we stopped at the Desert View Overlook. We had a Clark's Nutcracker fly up from the canyon below. It has having a hard time, struggling against the wind. It landed briefly in a bush, then a dead tree, then I lost it in a group of pines south of the overlook. Looks like it might be a good year for nutcrackers as well as Pinyon Jays. Photos in eBird checklist. 
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49003951
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Jeff Spaulding
San Diego, CA

Re: Clark's Nutcracker

Tito Gonzalez
 

In addition to PINYON JAYS I saw 2 CLARK'S NUTCRACKER near ranch house near Mile 19 around 4:45 PM. The two birds flew towards the Water in the Woods.

Tito Gonzalez 
Carlsbad, CA

White Wagtail continues 07 Oct

Barbara
 

Posting for Dave Povey, the continuing wagtail is currently being seen in the north end area of Fiesta Island's dog run. 

Barbara Carlson 
San Diego 

Pinyon jays, Nutcrackers

Stan Walens
 

Trying to send this again after several hours. The pinion Jays are at the entrance to the ranch mile 18. None seen this morning at Sunset Trail. Paragraph
We are between a minimum of six and a maximum of a dozen Clark’s not crackers along the trail on the left when you come to the Y Junction at Sunset Trail.

Dictating this sorry for the solecisms
Stan Walens October 7 11:45 am

Fiesta Island Dog Run

Anthony Fife
 

White Wagtail still present. 10/07/18 1602 hours 

Anthony “TooFly” Fife
La Mesa

Re: Fiesta Island Dog Run

Anthony Fife
 

Just a heads up, bird flushed towards softball fields. Tried to relocate, unable.

White Wagtail and Fox Sparrows

Roger Uzun
 

Headed out to Fiesta Island around 9:30 AM to get some looks at the White Wagtail.  It was present all morning but moved around a lot and seemed to be hunting constantly.  Also present were a pair of Fox Sparrows, White-Crowned, Savannah, lots of cooperative Horned Larks and Western Meadowlarks, and Say's Phoebes.  

Some video of the wagtail and others here - https://vimeo.com/293885846


-Roger Uzun
Poway CA USA

No wagtail

Ryan Andrews
 

Just finished walking around the dog park in Fiesta Island for about an hour and a half and could not locate the wagtail. Not sure if anyone else has tried today. 

I did have a Yellow-headed Blackbird in the far south part of the dog park but it was gone on my second loop around. 

Ryan Andrews
Valley Center

Blackburnian W - FRNC - 8 Oct 2018

Paul Chad
 

A Blackburnian Warbler (not much color/pattern, imm female perhaps ) was in the trees near Catalina road, south end of west side of Fort Rosecrans Natl cemetary in Point Loma, at about noon.

Paul Chad
University City

Pinyon Jays - Mt Laguna - Mile 19 -sighted 10/8

nancyeileen1@...
 

Pinyon Jays sighted today between 2:15-2:45pm.  New life bird for me! 

Followed trail 1, west from Sunrise Highway, before junction with trail 7, saw and heard flock in small meadow south of trail. The flock of about 200 pinyon jays, were observed from as close distance of 40 yards, for 20 minutes, flock moving around small meadow, up ridge, and then moved north of trail and out of sight. Mostly feeding on ground, sometimes landing in trees.  Plain blue overall, no markings of Scub-Jay and no crest of Steller's Jay.

Nancy Stalnaker
San Carlos

Vacation Isle 10-9-18

Eric Kallen
 

The elms/tipu trees around the parking lot were very active this morning. I only birded the parking lot area. I had a suspicious-looking warbler which may have been the Tennessee. But I could not get a satisfactory look.
Black-and-white Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler 2
Nashville Warbler
OC Warbler 6
Audubon's Warbler 10
Pac slope fly
Ruby-crowned kinglet
Song Sparrow 4
BC Night-heron 4

I poked around Crown Point earlier.
Horned Larks 12
Cassin's Kingbird 4
Killdeer 2
OC Warbler 2
Audubon's Warbler 4
Black Phoebe

Eric Kallen

Tricolor Heron

Mike Wittmer
 

the Tricolor Heron continues at the San Diego River adjacent to the Rob Field baseball fields

[CALBIRDS] CBRC review and request for documentation

Justyn Stahl
 



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From: Thomas Benson tbenson@... [CALBIRDS] <CALBIRDS-noreply@...>
Date: Tue, Oct 9, 2018 at 3:54 PM
Subject: [CALBIRDS] CBRC review and request for documentation
To: calbirds@... <calbirds@...>


 

California birders,

 

This has been a record year for boobies off the California coast. The California Bird Records Committee (CBRC) will begin reviewing the following records in mid November. Despite the fact that many of these birds were well seen and photographed, we have little or no documentation for most of these records. If you have any documentation to submit for these records, please do so as soon as possible. Feel free to forward this request to local listservs as appropriate. Thank you.

 

Tom

 

Thomas A. Benson

Secretary, California Bird Records Committee

 

 

MASKED BOOBY

2018-098     17 Aug 2018     Approx. 42.8 km W of Pt. Loma SD

2018-099     19 Aug 2018     Thirty Mile Bank SD

2018-107     24 Aug 2018     Approx. 4.1 km WNW of Pt. Pinos MTY

2018-108     25 Aug 2018     Approx. 9.5 km W of San Clemente Island LA

2018-139     6 Sep 2018        Cortes Basin LA

2018-160     25 Sep-2 Oct 2018    Anacapa Island VEN

 

NAZCA BOOBY

2018-101     5 Jul 2018        Approx. 8 km SW of SE Farallon Island SF

2018-081     15 Jul 2018      Approx. 10.5 km SW of Sutil Rock SBA

2018-077     15 Jul 2018      Anacapa Island VEN

2018-084     19 Jul 2018      Approx. 4 km SE of Pt. Fermin LA

2018-088     6-7 Aug 2018     County Line Beach VEN & Leo Carillo State Beach LA

2018-089     10 Aug 2018      10.5 km W of San Diego River mouth SD

2018-100     19-23 Aug 2018      Los Angeles Harbor LA

2018-105     20 Aug 2018      Approx. 16.3 km WSW of Dana Point Headlands ORA

2018-116     28 Aug 2018      Approx. 12 km off San Diego SD

2018-114     29 Aug-4 Sep 2018     Sutil Rock SBA

2018-136     4 Sep 2018        Condor Bank SBA

2018-137     5 Sep 2018        Rodriguez Dome SBA

2018-138     7 Sep 2018        near San Clemente Island LA

2018-132     8 Sep 2018        Los Angeles Harbor LA

2018-159     23 Sep 2018      Nine Mile Bank SD

2018-177     6 Oct 2018        near Santa Barbara Island SBA

 

MASKED/NAZCA BOOBY

2018-104     29 Jun 2018      Estero Bay SLO

2018-102     8 Jul 2018         Approx. 27.8 km WSW of Bodega Head SON

2018-087     1 Aug 2018       Farallon Escarpment SF

2018-106     22 Aug 2018     Approx. 4 km S of Pt. Fermin LA

2018-115     29 Aug 2018     Tijuana River mouth SD

2018-117     31 Aug 2018     Santa Monica Bay LA

2018-149     13 Sep 2018      Platform Eureka ORA (2)

                     6 Oct 2018        Platform Ellen ORA (record number not yet assigned)

 

RED-FOOTED BOOBY

2018-085     23 Jul 2018       Approx. 6 km WSW of Dana Point Headlands ORA

2018-090     9-10 Aug 2018     Mission Bay SD

2018-091     9 Aug 2018       Approx. 17.5 km offshore from San Diego River mouth SD

2018-092     12 Aug 2018     Approx. 10 km SW of Huntington Beach Pier ORA

2018-093     12-13 Aug 2018    Moss Landing MTY

2018-094     17 Aug 2018     Mugu Rock and Santa Barbara Channel VEN

2018-095     17 Aug 2018     Approx. 48 km W of La Jolla

2018-096     18-21 Aug 2018    Pt. Loma SD

2018-097     19 Aug 2018     Approx. 45 km WSW of La Jolla

2018-109     25 Aug 2018     Approx. 10.4 km S of Newport Pier ORA

2018-110     25 Aug 2018     Pt. Pinos MTY

2018-111     25 Aug 2018     Approx. 4 km WNW of San Clemente Island LA

2018-112     26 Aug 2018     Imperial Beach SD

2018-113     29 Aug 2018     near Santa Barbara Island SBA

2018-127     1 Sep 2018        Approx. 12 km SW of Huntington Beach Pier ORA

2018-133     1-9 Sep 2018     Oceanside Pier SD

2018-126     3 Sep 2018        Approx. 19 km SW of Huntington Beach Pier ORA

2018-134     3 Sep 2018        Offshore San Diego County SD

2018-135     4 Sep 2018        near Santa Barbara Island SBA

2018-125     5 Sep 2018        Southeast Farallon Island SF

2018-150     17 Sep 2018      Los Angeles Harbor LA

2018-153     18 Sep 2018      Seacliff State Beach SCZ

2018-164     29 Sep 2018      Platform Eureka ORA

2018-168     30 Sep 2018      Approx. 30 km SSW of Four Mile Beach SCZ

2018-178     6 Oct 2018        near Anacapa Island VEN

2018-179     7 Oct 2018        Don Edwards NWR ALA

                    6 Oct 2018        Platform Eureka ORA (record number not yet assigned)

 

 

What kind of documentation should one submit to the CBRC? Following are some guidelines for submitting media and written descriptions that will be useful for helping the CBRC evaluate records and archive documentation. Documentation may be submitted directly to the secretary via email (secretary@...) , or by using the online submission form (http://www.californiabirds.org/report_sighting.html).

 

Media: This includes photos, audio recordings, and video. Photographs are usually the most useful documentation for evaluating records. If you have reasonably good (=identifiable) photos, please submit them. If possible, please crop the photos before submission so that the bird fills most of the frame. Also, please send originals whenever possible, and not screenshots or back-of-camera photos. How many photos should you submit? That really depends on the record. If it is a long-staying rarity that is easily identifiable and seen by dozens of people, then a few photos (1-3 per person) are sufficient. If it is a mega-rarity that is difficult to identify and only seen by a one or few people, then send as many photos as possible that show the bird at different angles, postures, lighting, etc. Sometimes it is also useful to submit audio and/or video recordings of the bird, as some birds are more easily identified by their vocalizations. If relatively short, most audio recordings are small enough to be submitted via email; please submit those along with a brief note indicating the date and location of the recording. Large audio files and video files can be submitted by using a file sharing service; please contact the secretary if you need to submit a file that is too large for email.

 

Written descriptions: Some written details should always be provided – even the best photos should be accompanied by the name of the observer, the date, and the location, at a minimum. Sometimes a photo can’t be obtained or vocalizations can’t be recorded. In some cases, behaviors might be noted in the field that aren’t preserved well by photos. In these cases, it is helpful to submit a written description of the bird. Ideally, this description should be written as soon after observing the bird as possible; it is often helpful to make written notes in the field, or even dictate notes into the voice recorder on your smartphone while observing the bird, from which you can later generate a written description. The most important aspect of a written description is that you report only what you observed, and not a general description of the bird from a field guide. At a minimum, your description should include the date and location of the observation, and a description of the bird (size and structure, plumage, vocalizations, behavior). A brief discussion of how the bird was identified, and how similar species were eliminated is also helpful. Other useful information you might report includes optics used, distance from bird, lighting or weather conditions, length of time viewed, and other observers present.

 

 

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Summer Tanager in Hillcrest

Tuck Russell
 

We live at the end of a finger canyon about 1/2 north of the Marston House.  This morning around 8:30, I heard descending “pit-uh-tuk” call from down the canyon for a few minutes, but I couldn’t see the source from my deck through the canopy of trees. Then a robin sized, completely red bird (including undersides of wings) with a big pale bill flew right over me. Red wings eliminate SCTA, and call eliminates HETA. This is the third sighting of a SUTA here in the past two years.  This isn't really a chaseable bird, but it might show up at the Marston House or Canyon.  Though if folks want to come hang out at my place when I'm here (tomorrow morning, for example), they may contact me.  Odds of success are low at this point, however.  Only one of the three birds sighted hung around for more than a few minutes.  That one bird was present this spring for a couple of days.

Tuck Russell
Hillcrest