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Last 5 Posts:
· 7/26 LAR, Pectorals (Dec 31, 1969)
· Re: Village Green Red-eyed Vireo continues (Dec 31, 1969)
· Semipalmated Sandpiper at Piute by Larry Sansone (Dec 31, 1969)
· Re: Village Green Red-eyed Vireo continues (Dec 31, 1969)
· Re: Probable white-winged dove in West LA (Dec 31, 1969)
  1. 7/26 LAR, Pectorals LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Hi birders,
    There were 2 adult Pectoral Sandpipers just south of Del Amo below the rust colored bridge where Compton Creek ends.  The vast majority of Pecs seen in the fall in SoCal are juveniles starting about the end of August to October.  Here are a couple of digiscoped photos of the birds.
    http://s90.photobucket.com/user/gnatcatcher/library/?sort=3&page=1
    Andrew Lee
    Lakewood
    
    
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  3. Re: Village Green Red-eyed Vireo continues LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Sat 26 July
    
    It was first heard singing a little past 6:30 AM this morning near the western edge of the central lawn. A few minutes later it sang from the Shamel Ash in front of unit #5326 (same as yesterday), and after that it sang from the same olive tree it used yesterday, giving a loud concert (but dismal views) for a group of about 8 early birders.
    
    The REVI later sang at 7:55 in a new location, near the top of a liquidambar next to unit #5316 located ~30 yards farther south of the earlier olive tree [Lat, Lon = 34.018887, -118.360962]. After a few minutes it flew off to the west, and I lost track of it. About 1/2 hr later I refound it in this same liquidambar, and I left this area at 8:45 with the REVI still singing vigorously.
    
    If you are new to using Lat, Lon coordinates with Google Maps, simply enter the two numbers into the upper-left address box and hit your Enter key. After a few seconds (depending upon your download speed) a red maker should appear. Zoom in using Satellite mode to view location details.
    
    Don Sterba
    Culver City
    ---In LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com, <donsterba@...> wrote :Fri 25 July
    
    The REVI was singing loudly at the western edge of the central lawn when I arrived at about 6:15 AM [Lat, Lon = 34.019899, -118.361521]. After singing, unseen by me, for several minutes high up in a sycamore, it flew SE into a Shamel Ash on the southern border of the central lawn, in front of unit #5326 [34.019691, -118.361048].
    
    At 6:40 I heard it singing again, this time in an olive tree a few yards south of the southern border of the central lawn, next to a park bench just beyond a small rose garden [34.019375, -118.360786]. After 10 minutes of nearly continuous singing, it flew off to the west.
    
    
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  5. Semipalmated Sandpiper at Piute by Larry Sansone LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Birders,
    
    Larry Sansone had an adult Semipalmated Sandpiper, I believe the first of the fall for the County, at Piute Ponds this morning (25 July). Remember, this is military property and a letter of permission is required. He said it was east of
    the main pond – take Ave C. to the east end of the main pond, cross the small rocky spillway, and make the 90 degree turn to the south; the bird was in shallows and mudflats to the east of the levee. Larry reports fair numbers of shorebirds, including lots
    of yellowlegs (among them, a juvenile Lesser).
    
    Just the messenger…
    
    Kimball
    
    Kimball L. Garrett
    Ornithology Collections Manager
    Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    900 Exposition Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA
    (213) 763-3368
    kgarrett@...
    http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/ornithology
    
    
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  7. Re: Village Green Red-eyed Vireo continues LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Fri 25 July
    
    The REVI was singing loudly at the western edge of the central lawn when I arrived at about 6:15 AM [Lat, Lon = 34.019899, -118.361521]. After singing, unseen by me, for several minutes high up in a sycamore, it flew SE into a Shamel Ash on the southern border of the central lawn, in front of unit #5326 [34.019691, -118.361048]. At about 6:30 it returned back toward the western edge of the central lawn, and I lost track of it.
    
    At 6:40 I heard it singing again, this time in an olive tree a few yards south of the southern border of the central lawn, next to a park bench just beyond a small rose garden [34.019375, -118.360786]. After 10 minutes of nearly continuous singing, it flew off to the west.
    
    At 6:55 it was singing from a tall sycamore in the middle of a side lawn, about 50 yards south of the SW corner of the central lawn [34.018978, -118.361767]. I lost track of it about 2 minutes later.
    
    At 7:19 it was singing ~80 ft up in a tall Lemon-scented Gum (a spindly eucalyptus) just off the SW corner of the central lawn [34.019616, -118.361710]. It was still singing from this spot when I left at 7:38 AM.
    
    I found this bird very difficult to see well, so keep in mind that ABA Recording Rules allow you to "count" a bird if its vocalizations are heard well enough.
    
    Don Sterba
    Culver City
    
    
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  9. Re: Probable white-winged dove in West LA LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Hi again-
    This bird confirmed itself this morning at 0630, giving a rousing round of song. I was able to get a good look as well. The bird was at the intersection of Ayres Ave and Prosser, but has not been detected since. If I notice it again I will submit to eBird. 
    
    Jesse Ellis
    West Los Angeles.  On Sunday, July 20, 2014, Jesse Ellis <calocitta8@...> wrote:Hi All-
    This morning as I was making breakfast I heard the unmistakeable(?) "who-cooks-for-you" song/call of a white-winged dove from outside. My wife did as well. I popped outside with binocs and looked around, but I couldn't find the culprit.
    Jesse EllisWest Los Angeles-- Jesse EllisPost-doctoral Researcher
    Dept. of Integrative and Comparative Biology,
    UCLA
    
    -- Jesse EllisPost-doctoral Researcher
    Dept. of Integrative and Comparative Biology,
    UCLA
    
    
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  11. Two Wandering Tattlers at Playa Del Rey Jetties 7/22/2014 LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Two Wandering Tattlers were about halfway up the middle Playa Del Rey jetty on Tuesday morning. It seems that there were also July reports of single birds in 2012 and 2013, but few July sightings in the Ballona area otherwise, at least according to eBird.
    
    Walter Lamb
    Culver City
    
    
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  13. Los Angeles RBA- 24 July 2014 LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    * July 24, 2014
    * CALA1407.24
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Bald Eagle
    Laughing Gull
    Glaucous-winged Gull
    Pigeon Guillemot
    White-winged Dove
    Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Ventura County)
    Red-eyed Vireo
    Verdin
    Tennessee Warbler
    Indigo Bunting
    
    California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form): http://www.californiabirds.org/
    
    Enter your bird sightings on eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird
    
    Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
    E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at JonF60@...
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
    -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for July 24.
    
    A BALD EAGLE was observed flying over Mt. Wilson on July 21.
    
    The LAUGHING GULL continues along the lower LA River in Long Beach. It is most often seen just above the Willow Street crossing.
    
    An apparent adult GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL was along the Rio Hondo north of Rush Street in Rosemead on July 19.
    
    A juvenile PIGEON GUILLEMOT was off Point Dume on July 20.
    
    In West Los Angeles, a WHITE-WINGED DOVE was heard on July 20.
    
    A RED-EYED VIREO was at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles on July 23. It was near the west end of the central lawn area and was singing at least occasionally. It was missed in the afternoon but refound the morning of July 24.
    
    Very unusual on the coastal slope was a VERDIN at Hansen Dam in Lake View Terrace on July 23. From the parking lot on the south side of Foothill Blvd., take the wide dirt pathway down toward the lake, keeping the batting cages on your left. When you reach the cages (and just before the dirt road that parallels the north side of the lake) there is a patch of Mulefat on your right. This is where the bird was seen.
    
    Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena produced a TENNESSEE WARBLER on July 20. The bird is utilizing a lerp-infested eucalyptus tree in the southwestern part of the basin. The exact location is difficult to describe-- Google Earth coordinates are: 34.1873575,-118.177258. This bird was still present on July 23. Also in the area (northeast the warbler location) a RED-EYED VIREO was heard on July 20.
    
    INDIGO BUNTINGS were both above and below Whittier Blvd, in the San Gabriel River Channel on July 20 (and possibly heard again on July 23). Another was at Hahamongna Watershed Park from July 20-23 in the weedy channel that runs from the bottom of Flint wash (near the SW corner of the basin) to the dam itself.
    
    VENTURA COUNTY?
    
    The SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER at Teague Park in Santa Paula was last reported on July 24. The park is at the corner of Harvard and Steckel north of the 126 Freeway. The bird is most often on or near its nest (as it is paired with a Western Kingbird) in a sycamore just northeast of the playground area, but may be seen anywhere in the area.
    
    This report is sponsored by the Los Angeles Audubon Society.
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
    
    EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
    
    For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website at http://www.laaudubon.org
    
    
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  15. Village Green Red-eyed Vireo continues LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Hi,
    24 July 2014
    Curtis Marantz called and said that he and Lynda Elkin had the continuing Red-eyed Vireo this morning at the Village Green in roughly the same place Don Sterba found it yesterday. It was intermittently singing.
    
    A number of birders did not detect the bird at mid-day yesterday (23 July), so it sounds like early morning is best.
    Just the messenger,John Garrett
    Pasadena
    
    
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  17. San Gabriel River Spreading Grounds 7/23 LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Greetings!
    
    Birded the SG River Spreading Grounds this morning. The north basin is now completely filled, and there is some water in the river. Heard an Indigo Bunting just south of Whittier Blvd. (near the bird found by Larry Schmael). There were several Blue Grosbeaks?most were in the ditch east of the spreading grounds at a point near the island with the large dead tree.
    
    Not much on the water?30 or so Mallards, a Pied-billed Grebe, and about 90 gulls?all Western. A Kestrel was dive-bombed a couple of times by some Barn and Rough-winged Swallows. There was a male Orange Bishop near the south end of the north basin.
    
    If you don?t have a bike be prepared for quite a bit of walking and take some water. (I will next time.)
    
    Good birding!
    Ed
    
    
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  19. Red-eyed Vireo at The Village Green LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Wed 23 July
    
    A loudly singing Red-eyed Vireo was near the western edge of the large, central lawn of VG at about 7:30 AM.  It gradually worked its way north, and I lost track of it in a Shamel Ash in front of unit #5347.  Lat, Lon = 34.020304, -118.361896
    
    On Sunday at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh I had a very early Marsh Wren (they usually arrive in Aug or later) singing in the north-end reeds and a juv. White-tailed Kite on a snag ~300 yards west of the marsh, near Jefferson Blvd
    
    Don Sterba
    Culver City
    
    
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  21. Verdin at Hansen Dam LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Birders,
    
    This morning (23 July) I ran into a Verdin at Hansen Dam – the first record for that area and one of the few for the coastal slope of the county (perhaps the only one with documentation?). There are records for the coast in Santa Barbara,
    Ventura and Orange Counties, so this species will wander to some extent. The bird was in the tall mulefat north of the main lake, accessed from the Sports Center area off Foothill Blvd. From the paved parking lot walk downhill toward the lake, past the concrete
    amphitheater; as you approach the broad dirt road that runs along the north side of the lake keep the batting cages on your left; the bird was in mulefat on the right side of the pathway, opposite the batting cages, just north of the dirt road paralleling
    the lake shore. I first noticed it by the rapid series of soft “chip” notes, and became satisfied the sound wasn’t coming from an Anna’s Hummingbird when I had good looks at a very small all gray bird with a short, sharp beak and yellow on the head (though
    subdued – the bird was apparently in preformative molt with yellow on the head less extensive than in adult birds; it was also missing several rectrices). It fed actively in the mulefat, at times right next to a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher and a Wrentit (the latter
    being a species Verdins don’t get to meet very often).
    
    Kimball
    
    Kimball L. Garrett
    Ornithology Collections Manager
    Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    900 Exposition Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA
    (213) 763-3368
    kgarrett@...
    http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/ornithology
    
    
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  23. RE: [LACoBirds] Bird ID Please LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    #ygrps-yiv-76840925 ul
     {margin-bottom:0in;}Ellen,
    
    I don?t believe the call is coming from the bird in the second portion of your video (you can see that bird preening while the call is audible). To my ear
    your ?mystery? call sounds like a begging juvenile Black-headed Grosbeak; I can?t tell whether or not it is the grosbeak that is shown in the early portion of the video. But I believe that?s what your calling bird is.
    
    Kimball
    
    Kimball L. Garrett
    Ornithology Collections Manager
    Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    900 Exposition Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA
    (213) 763-3368
    kgarrett@...
    http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/ornithology
    
    From: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com [mailto:LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com]
    
    Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 3:30 PM
    To: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com
    Subject: [LACoBirds] Bird ID Please
    
    This bird's call stuck out from the background of House Finches, Gold Finches and hummingbirds. It sounds really familiar but I can't place it and would love some help with it. Much thanks.
    btw, the number of Rufous hummers is down today - and I'm thankful for the relative peace and quiet.
    Ellen Zunino
    Monrovia
    
    
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  25. Bird ID Please LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    072214 Myst Bird
    
    072214 Myst Bird This bird's "voice" (i.e. its pitch and intonation) sounds really familiar. The sound track of the second clip (in the pine tree) was replaced with a ...
    
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    This bird's call stuck out from the background of House Finches, Gold Finches and hummingbirds. It sounds really familiar but I can't place it and would love some help with it. Much thanks.
    
    btw, the number of Rufous hummers is down today - and I'm thankful for the relative peace and quiet.
    
    Ellen Zunino
    Monrovia
    
    
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  27. Hahamongna vagrant birds, July 20 LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Hi all,
    
    Apologies for the late post. Yesterday morning (July 20), I took advantage of the cool and overcast conditions to walk a long, looping, meandering path through Hahamongna Watershed Park in the Pasadena area. Bird variety was good, especially in the southern half of the basin which is mostly dry underfoot, but fairly lush. Full eBird list with a few photos is below:
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19163530
    
    Right on schedule for the season was an Indigo Bunting, an adult male spotted by Sue Horton, who I birded with part of the time. Location was the weedy channel between Flint Wash and the base of the dam. In the past, the buntings have occasionally worked through the part of the channel visible from the Flint Wash bridge, and there is plenty of grass seed there now.
    
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/34??11'10.2%22N+118°10'35.1%22W/@34.1861635,-118.176428
    
    Unexpected in July was a Tennessee Warbler in worn alternate plumage, foraging in a lerp-infested eucalyptus in the southwest part of the basin, near the dead end heading north of the trail at basin level:
    
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/34??11'14.5%22N+118°10'38.1%22W/@34.1873575,-118.177258
    
    In the "possible" category was a singing Red-eyed Vireo, heard only. (A short audio recording has been sent to a few for comment.) The location was an area with eucalyptus and willow well to the south of the dirt field that is sometimes used for overflow event parking:
    
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/34??11'24.9%22N+118°10'30.6%22W/@34.1902565,-118.175153
    
    An early Wilson's Warbler along Flint Wash added to the autumn-like feel.
    
    Hahamongna, especially the west side, is used by summer camp youth on summer weekdays, so kind of busy.
    
    Darren
    
    
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  29. Re: [LACoBirds] RE: Feeding Frenzy In Palos Verdes July 20, 2014 LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    On Friday, July 18, the shearwaters left the feeding frenzy and flew into Los Angeles harbor.  I watched them stream by the Point Fermin Lighthouse for what must have been an hour.  A large group settled in the harbor, another group landed in the water right in front of the park.  Going through my 600 photos, I could not identify a single manx or pink-footed shearwater, but the light was not great.  Here is a picture of the birds sitting in the water in L.A. Harbor:   Point Fermin park makes a nice viewing spot-- the birds flew quite close to the cliffs.
    
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/wemesq/14689896621/
    
    Happy Birding!
    -- Wendy Miller
    Huntington Beach, California
    
    
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  31. Pt. Dume seabirds, 20 July LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Birders,
    
    The phenomenal numbers of Black-vented Shearwaters (for July) from San Diego to Palos Verdes (and even small numbers in Monterey Bay already) are certainly visible from Pt. Dume in Malibu as well. I estimated 2000 birds (there could have been many more)
    this morning (20 July) while scoping from the outer point, though most of these were seen between 0715 and 0830 and there were very few birds around by 0900. Many were in close enough to be easily scrutinized for Manx with binoculars -- alas, no Manx today.
    Interesting is that the large numbers of Sooty Shearwaters (many thousands just two weeks ago) seem to have departed the area -- I only saw 7, along with 10 Pink-footeds and a single Northern Fulmar. The most notable seabird was a single juvenile Pigeon Guillemot
    just off the outer point (easily seen just beyond the offshore rocks). Despite the ideal viewing conditions (very little swell or chop, nice continuous high overcast), I saw no storm-petrels (Blacks, at least, used to be routinely seen in summer from the point,
    but not in recent years).
    
    Kimball
    
    Kimball L. Garrett
    Ornithology Collections Manager
    Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    900 Exposition Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA
    (213) 763-3368
    kgarrett@...
    http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/ornithology
    
    
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  33. Probable white-winged dove in West LA LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Hi All-
    This morning as I was making breakfast I heard the unmistakeable(?) "who-cooks-for-you" song/call of a white-winged dove from outside. My wife did as well. I popped outside with binocs and looked around, but I couldn't find the culprit.
    
    Jesse EllisWest Los Angeles-- Jesse EllisPost-doctoral Researcher
    Dept. of Integrative and Comparative Biology,
    UCLA
    
    
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  35. Re: [LACoBirds] Warbling Vireo at The Village Green LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    
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  37. Re: [LACoBirds] RE: Feeding Frenzy In Palos Verdes July 20, 2014 LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    
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  39. Indigo Buntings San Gabriel River at Whittier Blvd LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Hello all,
    
    There was one and possibly two Indigo Buntings in the San Gabriel River at
    Whittier Blvd. this morning.
    One bird was just north of Whittier Blvd in the high weeds within the dry
    riverbed and the other was just downstream of the dropstructure downstream of
    Whittier Blvd.
    There are also at least 3 adult male Blue Grosbeaks and an immature
    "blueheaded" male Blue Grosbeak in the general area.
    
    The north basin within the nearby San Gabriel River Coastal Basin Spreading
    Grounds has water and the water level is rising.
    There is virtually no water in the riverbed.
    
    Happy birding,
    
    Larry Schmahl
    Whittier
    
    
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  41. RE: Feeding Frenzy In Palos Verdes July 20, 2014 LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Hi Again, I left the beach around noon and the birds were still in huge flocks stretching across Portuguese Bend toward Sacred Cove. My earlier impression of westward drift appears to have been incorrect. My eBird report has several photos and links to two videos. Ed GriffinRancho Palos Verdes, CA
    
    From:
    
    Edmond Griffin <eppygriffin@...>;
    
    To:
    
    LACO Birds <lacobirds@yahoogroups.com>;
    
    Subject:
    
    Feeding Frenzy In Palos Verdes July 20, 2014
    
    Sent:
    
    Sun, Jul 20, 2014 5:43:31 PM
    
    Hi All, There are thousands of pelagic birds on the water just west of the PBC beach near the Trump golf course. I am on the beach looking west. Here are the coords of my location33.731263, -118.354927There are 1000s of shearwaters and 100s of pelicans, terns and gulls. I wish an expert was here. Might be rarities. The center of the flock appears to be drifting west toward Abalone cove and Terrenea. Ed GriffinRancho Palos Verdes, CA
    
    
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  43. Feeding Frenzy In Palos Verdes July 20, 2014 LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Hi All, There are thousands of pelagic birds on the water just west of the PBC beach near the Trump golf course. I am on the beach looking west. Here are the coords of my location33.731263, -118.354927There are 1000s of shearwaters and 100s of pelicans, terns and gulls. I wish an expert was here. Might be rarities. The center of the flock appears to be drifting west toward Abalone cove and Terrenea. Ed GriffinRancho Palos Verdes, CA
    
    
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  45. One W. Phalarope along Ballona Creek LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Hello birders,
    Today, July 19, I (and numerous other birders that I met there) did find one Wilson's Phalarope along the Ballona Creek in Playa-del-Rey. One would not think about Black-bellied Plovers as particularly big birds; but, next to that Phalarope, the Plovers looked gigantic.
    It was overcast and I had to photograph over the fence. Sorry that my today's low-light photos are not of the best quality, nevertheless, if you are interested, here's the link:
    
    Playa-del-Rey, California (July 19, 2014)
    
    Playa-del-Rey, California (July 19, 2014) Playa-del-Rey, California (July 19, 2014) (7 photos)
    
    View on plus.google.com
    Preview by Yahoo
    
    Good birding,
    
    Alexander Viduetsky
    Valley Village, CA
    
    
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  47. Warbling Vireo at The Village Green LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Sat 19 July
    
    According to the eBird map I just referenced, Warbling Vireos in July in the western part of the LA basin are highly unusual.  Today's WAVI was foraging in a large Indian Laurel Fig behind unit #5400.  How should this bird be categorized - early fall migrant, post-breeding wanderer, ...?
    
    I think Richard Barth had a nesting pair of WAVI in The Village Green (just north of the Kenneth Hahn SRA) about a dozen years ago.
    
    Don Sterba
    Culver City
    
    
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  49. Santa Paula Scissor-tailed Flycatcher chase LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Birders,
    
    As someone who hasn't yet seen the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher nesting with a Western Kingbird in Santa Paula's Teague Park (Ventura County), and has a free weekend with nothing planned, I'm wondering if any L.A.-based birders would be willing to carpool over there to see it with me. As usual, I don't have a vehicle, so I'd have to be picked up by someone else, but I can pitch in for gas. If anyone has a free day (or half-day) this weekend and wants to chase the Scissor-tailed, please contact me so we can arrange the logistics.
    
    Thanks,
    John Oliver
    La Crescenta, CA
    
    
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