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Re: Glossy Ibis-Yolo Basin

M
 

All,

I'm a bit confused about the Glossy Ibis sightings. The left side of the face of the bird that Cory Gregory photographed on Monday has very limited white around the face with none behind the eye. Photo here:

http://arcticory.blogspot.com/2013/07/glossy-ibis-yolo-county.html

The left side of the face of the bird photographed by Pat Bacchetti yesterday has much more white with some behind the eye. Photo here:

http://pbacchetti.zenfolio.com/p280541190/h6724B199#h6724b199


Michael Strom
Davis

--- In central_valley_birds@..., "bacpab" <bacpab@...> wrote:

To add to Jim Lomax's excellent account on CountyBirds on today's sighting, I've posted a crummy photo of the ibis to the Herons and Egrets folder. This bird had an amazing ability to blend into the flock and disappear, keeping us all busy trying to re-find it. It was present in the flooded shorebird field (just before Parking Lot C) in the NE corner from about 5-7 PM, when it flew off to the NE. Thanks to Jim and Michael Parks for keeping everyone on track.

Good birding,

Pat Bacchetti
Oakland


warbling vireo in Davis

Perrone, Michael@DWR <Michael.Perrone_Jr@...>
 

This morning a warbling vireo was near the north end of the greenbelt west of Mace Ranch in Davis, Yolo County. A fall migrant!

Michael Perrone
Department of Water Resources
Division of Environmental Services
3500 Industrial Blvd
West Sacramento CA 95691
(916) 376-9788


Question on Bluebird ID....

Dell Richards <dell@...>
 

Photo of bluebird attached that a friend in Citrus Heights took. It was on
her birdbath.

I'd guess Western by ebird occurrence map, but it really looks blue. I'm
wondering if it could be a hybrid or a wanderer.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Dell Richards
Sacramento CA

DELL RICHARDS PUBLICITY
916.455.4790
www.dellrichards.com


Glossy Ibis-Yolo Basin

Patricia Bacchetti
 

To add to Jim Lomax's excellent account on CountyBirds on today's sighting, I've posted a crummy photo of the ibis to the Herons and Egrets folder. This bird had an amazing ability to blend into the flock and disappear, keeping us all busy trying to re-find it. It was present in the flooded shorebird field (just before Parking Lot C) in the NE corner from about 5-7 PM, when it flew off to the NE. Thanks to Jim and Michael Parks for keeping everyone on track.

Good birding,

Pat Bacchetti
Oakland


Re: [CVBirds] Canvasback, Davis Wetlands

Todd Easterla
 

One of the Canvasback here and probably both have summered here and are
obviously crippled and did not migrate this Spring. There have also been two
different Semi-palmated Sandpipers on the two different trips that I have
been able to make in the last month here.



Todd Easterla

Rancho Cordova



From: central_valley_birds@...
[mailto:central_valley_birds@...] On Behalf Of eric88kp
Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 5:55 PM
To: central_valley_birds@...
Subject: [CVBirds] Canvasback, Davis Wetlands





I guess I didn't really think twice about this sighting until eBird flagged
it, but there was a pair of Canvasback at the Davis Wetlands this morning,
too. I was too busy trying to show Jimmy (from NJ) some of the cool western
birds to think of the sighting as possibly atypical and to take photos, and
then erased the sighting from my memory until reading over the list.

Eric LoPresti
Davis, CA


Re: [CVBirds] No Glossy Ibis at YBWA this afternoon/evening

Terry Colborn <terryc@...>
 

Kirk, et al,

About 7 of us were able to find the GLOSSY IBIS around 5:30-6:00pm at the far north end of the first rice check in the YBWA. After walking north to the end, we continued walking east another 40 yards to sort through the 200+ ibis present. Several photos were taken by others; (apologies for not getting names). We also scoped this same juvenile ibis you spotted. Earlier this afternoon other birders reported finding a Semipalmated Sandpiper within the masses of peeps. We could not re-find it.

Good luck,
Terry Colborn
Davis, CA

On Jul 30, 2013, at 9:31 PM, "Kirk Swenson" <khswenson@...> wrote:

A number of birders were out at the Yolo Bypass this evening looking for
the recently reported Glossy Ibis. While we did not see that bird, we were
intrigued by this dark-eyed juvenile ibis:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/central_valley_birds/photos/album/768308199/pic/713145606/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc

but since juvenile White-faced Ibis don't develop the reddish eye until the
fall (Pyle), that's presumably all it is.

Good birding,
Kirk Swenson
Davis, CA




No Glossy Ibis at YBWA this afternoon/evening

Kirk Swenson
 

A number of birders were out at the Yolo Bypass this evening looking for
the recently reported Glossy Ibis. While we did not see that bird, we were
intrigued by this dark-eyed juvenile ibis:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/central_valley_birds/photos/album/768308199/pic/713145606/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc

but since juvenile White-faced Ibis don't develop the reddish eye until the
fall (Pyle), that's presumably all it is.

Good birding,
Kirk Swenson
Davis, CA


Canvasback, Davis Wetlands

Eric LoPresti
 

I guess I didn't really think twice about this sighting until eBird flagged it, but there was a pair of Canvasback at the Davis Wetlands this morning, too. I was too busy trying to show Jimmy (from NJ) some of the cool western birds to think of the sighting as possibly atypical and to take photos, and then erased the sighting from my memory until reading over the list.

Eric LoPresti
Davis, CA


2013 CENTRAL VALLEY BIRDING SYMPOSIUM

Frances Oliver
 

Hi All!
 
This year we have a brand new website! Check it out! http://www.2013cvbs.org/
 
Registration will begin August 1! But in the meantime you can look it over and decided which field trips you would like.
 
Please let me know if there is any problems. I will add the Registration form PDF soon, as well as the hotel link (still waiting out it from the Hilton)
 
Frances
CVBS Registration Coordinator

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banded ibis is from Idaho

Steve Hampton
 

All,

I just learned that the White-faced Ibis I saw at YBWA a few days ago was
banded as a juvenile in summer 2008 at Oxford Slough, Idaho (just north of
Great Salt Lake).



--
Steve Hampton
Davis, CA


Semipalmated Sandpiper, Yolo Bypass

Eric LoPresti
 

Jimmy Tarrant and I found a juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper at the bypass in the flooded fields. No luck on the ibis though (few were present). I initially thought it was a Baird's, short straight bill, scaled back, but it had no primary projection and the bird was too dumpy for Baird's. I obtained some crappy video and some alright pictures.

We also checked Woodland WTP, Farmer's Central Pond, Davis Wetlands and Davis WTP (though everything was distant there), without anything else out of the ordinary, though shorebird numbers continue to increase! Full eBird lists will be posted soon.

Eric LoPresti
Davis, CA


Butte Black-and-white Warbler

Bruce Deuel
 

Hi, all
The Black-and-white Warbler was seen at the Big Chico Creek Access (aka
Chico Washout), by at least 6 birders between 0700 and 1030 this morning,
pretty much in the same area where it's been reported before; today, along
the trail that goes toward the river just to the left of the handicapped
parking sign, within 30 yards of the parking lot. This lot is at the end
of the road that goes west immediately north of the bridge over Big Chico
Creek on River Road.

Cheers,
Bruce Deuel
Red Bluff


Re: Glossy Ibis at YBWA

Steve Hampton
 

On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 6:43 PM, Steve Hampton <stevechampton@...>wrote:

Today from 4 to 6pm the GLOSSY IBIS was cooperative and conspicuous, one
of only 8 ibis present.

Two Marbled Godwits and the Whimbrel were also there.

Pics to be posted later tonight.

good birding,



--
Steve Hampton
Davis, CA
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Steve Hampton
Davis, CA


access to Davis WTP restricted

Steve Hampton
 

All,

I've just discovered that the Davis Wastewater Treatment Plant no longer
permits access. For decades, they allowed birders to sign in at the office
and walk around the ponds. For reasons unknown to me, the new plant
manager has terminated this. We are now limited to birding from the levee
road (which is what most people do anyway). I will take up this issue with
Yolo Audubon and the City of Davis.



--
Steve Hampton
Davis, CA


who is banding White-faced Ibis?

Steve Hampton
 

All,

The other day I observed a banded White-faced Ibis at YBWA. Orange band on
right leg.

I've been unsuccessful finding out who is banding ibis on line, and the
Bird Banding Lab said they could not determine who banded it.

Does anyone know who has been banding ibis?

thanks,

--
Steve Hampton
Davis, CA


Glossy Ibis still at Yolo Bypass, 29 July

Cory Gregory <arcticory@...>
 

Birders,

The GLOSSY IBIS was still at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area in Yolo County this
afternoon. When I arrived, it was with only 10-12 White-faced Ibis in the
flooded shorebird field east and well north of Parking Lot C.

You can find a picture and a map on my blog:

http://arcticory.blogspot.com/2013/07/glossy-ibis-yolo-county.html


Good birding,

Cory Gregory
Elk Grove, CA
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23836012@N02/


Glossy Ibis at YBWA

Steve Hampton
 

Today from 4 to 6pm the GLOSSY IBIS was cooperative and conspicuous, one of
only 8 ibis present.

Two Marbled Godwits and the Whimbrel were also there.

Pics to be posted later tonight.

good birding,



--
Steve Hampton
Davis, CA


Burrowing Owls by Yolo Landfill

Denise and David Hamilton
 

Hi all,

Checked out the Davis Wetlands and Yolo Bypass (just one nice mud area on the backside of the route) today- did not see anything unusual- just a good mix of shorebirds and a lot of Wilson's Phalaropes.

On Road 105 toward the water treatment plant there continues to be ibis, hundreds of cattle egrets, long-billed curlews and a few Swainson's hawk in the fields on west side of the road.

We drove past the Dump's main gate and stopped by the little run-down white buildings along the road (there is a driveway there to pull off.) Saw 3 Burrowing Owls about 200' or less straight back. There is an obivious small hill (with gray rock?) and they were sitting on top preening.

Good birding,
Denise & David Hamilton
Napa
napabirders@...


Black-and-white warbler

Matt Forster
 

I went out again to the Big Chico Creek Washout off of River Rd. (Butte Co.) and low and behold the Black-and-white warbler persists, and in the same exact Cottonwood no less. The birds absence in the days post his first sighting (July 18th) had me thinking that he had moved on, but I couldn't believe my eyes when I spotted him again. His call was very low and hard to decipher because of the activity of other birds present in the immediate area, but within a couple of minutes I could pick it out and then he appeared. I was able to view the bird for 15-20 minutes before I lost him while trying to text a friend of whom had dipped on a previous occasion.
The time of the sighting today was roughly 11:00AM which was not to far off from the 10:15AM sighting 11 days ago.

Good Luck!!!

Matthew Forster
Chico, CA


Re: ID Help

sosha
 

The photo I posted for ID help is a series of 4 photos in one. It shows a bird that has a long downcurved bill, very much like a Thrasher, but it has some white markings on it that I cannot place. So the photo shows 4 different poses of the bird in one photo...they aren't great photos and kind of far away but I am told it's the best they have.

-Janice Clark
Galt, CA.

 
"They cannot scare me with their empty spaces between stars -
On stars where no human race is.
I have it in me so much nearer home -
To scare myself with my own desert places" ~ Robert Frost

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