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· Re: [LACoBirds] Re: Yellow-throated Warbler, Clark Library, W. Adams (TODAY)
· Re: Yellow-throated Warbler, Clark Library, W. Adams (TODAY)
· Painted Redstart continues - Oakdale Memorial Park, Glendora (TODAY)
· Red-necked Grebe in Ballona Channel (TODAY)
· Bonelli Park Varied Thrushes (Nov 25, 2014)
  1. Re: [LACoBirds] Re: Yellow-throated Warbler, Clark Library, W. Adams LINK
    DATE: TODAY @ 1:30pm, TODAY
    Hi all,
    I'm looking at it again right now in the same tree. If anyone wants help finding it this afternoon, I'm working inside the library until 4pm -- email me and I'll come outside! Unfortunately the Clark is closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving, and is almost always closed on the weekends, but you can see this particular sycamore from 25th street.
    Rebecca Marschall
    Valley Village and Clark Library
    Sent from my iPhone
    On Nov 26, 2014, at 1:12 PM, kris ohlenkamp kris.ohlenkamp@... [LACoBirds] <> wrote:
    The beautiful male YTWa was seen in the same sycamore tree (just east of the north building) at Noon today. I spent an hour searching the entire grounds before returning to that tree after noticing a CeWa flock fly in.
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  3. Re: Yellow-throated Warbler, Clark Library, W. Adams LINK
    DATE: TODAY @ 1:12pm, TODAY
    The beautiful male YTWa was seen in the same sycamore tree (just east of the north building) at Noon today. I spent an hour searching the entire grounds before returning to that tree after noticing a CeWa flock fly in.
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  5. Painted Redstart continues - Oakdale Memorial Park, Glendora LINK
    DATE: TODAY @ 10:48pm, TODAY
    Hi Birders,The continuing Painted Redstart was found this morning in its favorite cork oak tree at Oakdale Memorial Park, actively feeding and calling several times. A Red-naped Sapsucker was in the same tree. A Vermillion Flycatcher ranged between small trees a bit farther south, first seen near the tower. Photos of all 3 birds can be seen on my Flickr site: Painted Redstart
    Painted Redstart Taken Nov. 25, 2014 at Oakdale Memorial Cemetery, Glendora, CA.
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    Happy Thanksgiving!Brad DawsonLong Beach, CA
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  7. Red-necked Grebe in Ballona Channel LINK
    DATE: TODAY @ 4:31pm, TODAY
    At 2:00 p.m. today there was a RED-NECKED GREBE (first winter) foraging in the Ballona Channel near the main sluice gate. Early bird?** Also in the channel were the following groovy grebes: Western, Eared, Pied-billed. Plus Common and Pacific loons. No appearance of the Burrowing Owl, possibly due to a near-by Northern Harrier. Also there was one Black Oystercatcher & that one hybrid together on the south bank in/outlet of Playa Lagoon.
    **Dan Cooper's notes:
    "Red-necked Grebe
    Rare winter visitor (Dec. ? Mar.) and casual transient to salt water. There have been twelve winter records since this species was first recorded the winter of 1948-49 (WT 15:24), with birds lingering into March. Additionally there are single records of apparent transients each in spring (two at Ballona Lagoon on 27 Mar. 1998, CLA) and fall (Ballona Cr. on 23 Sept. 1976; WT XX)."
    Bob Pann
    Cheviot Hills
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  9. Bonelli Park Varied Thrushes LINK
    DATE: Nov 25, 2014 @ 3:39pm, 1 day(s) ago
    Today 11/25 there were 4 Varied Thrushes in the same area on the North Side of Bonelli Park as reported in the 11/24 post. The birds seem to favor areas under oak trees and thus may be present in any area with oaks. A picture of the Varied Thrush will be on my eBird post for today.
    Rod Higbie
    San Dimas
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  11. Wanted: LA River shorebird photos LINK
    DATE: Nov 25, 2014 @ 3:34pm, 1 day(s) ago
    Hi all -
    Quick request. I'm working on article about shorebird habitat on the L.A. River and realize I have no decent photos showing the huge #s of shorebirds along the river. Things like flocks of stilts, avocets, peeps, etc.
    Credit will be given. Please contact me offline if you have any you'd be willing to share.
    Dan Cooper
    Ventura Co.
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  13. Varied Thrush San Pedro LINK
    DATE: Nov 25, 2014 @ 2:41pm, 1 day(s) ago
    Good afternoon birders,
    Driven by Tom Miko's post, I took a long lunch and birded the canyon in Avril Park San Pedro. Yup - saw three maybe four in a loose flock - moving east to west in the canyon.
    Thanks Tom,
    Tracy Drake
    Madrona Marsh Preserve
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  15. No Varied Thrush in Exposition Park LINK
    DATE: Nov 25, 2014 @ 2:39pm, 1 day(s) ago
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  17. Santa Monica VATHs LINK
    DATE: Nov 25, 2014 @ 2:29pm, 1 day(s) ago
    Tues 25 Nov
    For local consumption....two Varied Thrushes currently being reported on eBird at Woodlawn Cemetery (14th & Pico) were present this morning. 0845-0915 they were east of the main (admin/mortuary) building, foraging on the ground mostly near the vine-covered east border fence. One eventually flew to the small section immediately northeast of the building. These birds are very skittish.
    Richard Barth
    West Hollywood
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  19. Varied Thrushes in Culver City LINK
    DATE: Nov 25, 2014 @ 2:27pm, 1 day(s) ago
    Tues 25 Nov
    Randy and Polly Ehler found two Varied Thrushes, together, inside their Raintree Condos complex in Culver City.  Randy's first sighting of a single bird was last Friday, and both were seen this morning (I briefly glimpsed one wing of one bird).
    On Saturday Randy found a female Black-and-white Warbler near the VATH spots, but it has not been seen again.
    Raintree is a gated community and open only to friends of residents.
    Don Sterba
    Culver City
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  21. Varied thrush, Sherman Oaks LINK
    DATE: Nov 25, 2014 @ 2:21pm, 1 day(s) ago
    In my backyard in Stone Canyon this morning. The bird was not in the obvious company of robins or flickers.
    Katheryn Barton
    Sherman Oaks
    Sent from my iPad
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  23. Yellow-throated Warbler, Clark Library, W. Adams LINK
    DATE: Nov 25, 2014 @ 1:07pm, 1 day(s) ago
    On my lunch break just now, I found a Yellow-Throated Warbler foraging in a sycamore tree at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library in West Adams.  Until I get home to my USB cable, a photo of my camera viewfinder is on Flickr:
    The Clark Library is located at 2520 Cimarron Street, near the corner of Arlington & Adams Blvd. The grounds are open to the public when the gates are open, which is generally 8.30-3pm, M-F.  The library (which is a UCLA rare books library) is open till 4.45pm, so you can ring the buzzer at outside if you find the gate closed before that time.
    The bird was in the northern-most sycamore at the front of the property, to the right of the old carriage house building.  This tree should also be visible from the street on 25th Street (close to the corner of Cimarron and 25th).
    Rebecca Marschall
    Valley Village (and Clark Library)
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  25. Details for some local rarities? LINK
    DATE: Nov 25, 2014 @ 1:38pm, 1 day(s) ago
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  27. Bonelli Park Varied Thrush and Cackling Goose (Aleutian) LINK
    DATE: Nov 25, 2014 @ 9:39pm, 1 day(s) ago
    Today 11/24 three Varied Thrushes were observed by Ken Damon on the North Side of Bonelli Park in San Dimas about noon. The birds were in the area near restroom #3. Continue east on the entrance road to the first road on the right, park along this road. Walk NE through the oak grove toward restroom #3 (on hillside) also checking the area on the left with no grass. The Cackling Goose (Aleutian) continued and was associated with the large Canada Goose flock on the North Side.
    Rod Higbie
    San Dimas
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  29. Re: Western Meadowlark Ballona LINK
    DATE: Nov 25, 2014 @ 4:24pm, 1 day(s) ago
    Jim -
    My Ballona checklist is here:
    It's still pretty current; I termed meadowlark a "Common (but probably declining) winter resident, uncommon through summer" back in 2005, and that still applies.
    A dolphin up Ballona Creek is the real rarity of your report : )
    (but not unheard of)
    Dan Cooper
    Ventura Co.
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  31. Visiting birder looking for guide in Los Angeles LINK
    DATE: Nov 24, 2014 @ 8:51am, 2 day(s) ago
    I would love to see some birds this week! Any references appreciated!
    Amy Hanson
    Greensboro, n.c.
    336 601 5518
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  33. Western Meadowlark Ballona LINK
    DATE: Nov 24, 2014 @ 9:39am, 2 day(s) ago
    Hello birders
    I'm not sure how frequent this bird is for this area and time of year but, there is a showy Western Meadowlark near the fence line that separates Ballona Creek and the salt pan to the south. It went out to the service road in the salt pan then back to the fence several times at about 200 yards east of the UCLA Launch. This is at 9:30 am. It was not singing but definitely chipping. Also observed were about 1 doz American Widgeons in Del Rey lagoon, a juvenile red tailed hawk and a very large dolphin in the creek heading west and hopefully out to sea!
    Jim DeBiase
    Mar Vista, CA
    Sent from my iPhone
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  35. Varied Thrush in Montrose/Glendale LINK
    DATE: Nov 24, 2014 @ 9:15am, 2 day(s) ago
    I was surprised to see an adult male Varied Thrush this morning in a front lawn on the east side of Roselawn Avenue (3600 block) in Sparr Heights (Glendale).  It was foraging in the grass with a small flock of juncos and a titmouse.  When spooked, the entire flock flew up to a dead birch tree. Interestingly, the thrush was not associating with a flock of 10-12 robins that were directly across the street in a large camphor tree that is fruiting. 
    Anil Antony
    Glendale-------------------Roselawn Avenue, Los Angeles, US-CA
    Nov 24, 2014 7:30 AM - 7:51 AM
    Protocol: Stationary
    Comments:     Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.8
    14 species
    Band-tailed Pigeon  1
    Mourning Dove  1
    Anna's Hummingbird  1
    Red-crowned Parrot  4
    American Crow  4
    Oak Titmouse  1
    Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
    American Robin  10
    Varied Thrush  1     Bird was in lawn on east side of Roselawn Avenue on
    the 3600 block.  I was surprised to see that it was not associating
    with a flock of Robins (10-12) that were in a camphor tree on the west
    side of Roselawn.
    Northern Mockingbird  1
    European Starling  1
    Spotted Towhee  1
    Dark-eyed Junco  2
    House Finch  7
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  37. Bonelli Park LINK
    DATE: Nov 24, 2014 @ 6:15am, 3 day(s) ago
    Yesterday there was a lot of bird activity at Bonelli, with 68 species seen in just a couple of hours. There was a Gray Fycatcher near the wet spot just east of the unused Green Pier.
    There were several Varied Thrushes at scattered locations.
    David Bell
    Pasadena, CA
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  39. Veteran's Memorial Park LINK
    DATE: Nov 24, 2014 @ 9:50pm, 2 day(s) ago
    Good day!
    Yesterday, 11/22/2014, while looking for the Williamson's
    Sapsucker at Veteran's Memorial Park in Sylmar (unsuccessful search) I saw a
    Varied Thrush. It was just around frisbee golf hole #7. Also around that same
    area, a Red-breasted Sapsucker and an American Kestrel.
    Today, 11/23/2014, in Playa Del Rey, while enjoying the day fishing off the
    jetty, I saw a couple of Red-breasted Mergansers, White-winged Scoter (life
    bird) and a Common Loon. The Scoter and Loon were too far for a decent photo.
    Ran into another birder that said he saw a Pacific Loon east of the Pacific Ave
    bridge (Playa Del Rey).
    David M. Bush
    Simi Valley, CA
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  41. Cackling Goose (Aleutian) at Bonelli Park LINK
    DATE: Nov 24, 2014 @ 5:52pm, 2 day(s) ago
    Today 11/23 a Cackling Goose (Aleutian) was observed with the large group of Canada Geese on the North Side of Bonelli Park. After entering the park look for the large group of birds on the right hand side of the road. See photos of Cackling Goose (Aleutian) on my eBird post today.
    Rod Higbie
    San Dimas
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  43. 11/23 Some local birds LINK
    DATE: Nov 23, 2014 @ 1:56pm, 3 day(s) ago
    Hi birders,
    Today at Recreation Park in Long Beach there was a Summer Tanager and Bullock's Oriole.  At West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood the Black-and-white Warbler continued.  Also present were a Green-tailed Towhee (probably wintering), Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Purple Finch, Varied Thrush (dead).  Something to consider with CBCs around the corner.Andrew Lee
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  45. Painted redstart at Oakdale cemetery in Glendora. LINK
    DATE: Nov 23, 2014 @ 10:44am, 3 day(s) ago
    This am had painted redstart in large cork oak just s of center mausoleum bldg. very active and vocalizing high in oak. Looked for vermillion flycatchers, no luck in the hour I spent. Also had Merlin skulking around....overall not that many birds about for this place, though.
    Richard Fisher
    (name/signature added by moderator)
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  47. Northern Harrier at The Ballona Freshwater Marsh, etc. LINK
    DATE: Nov 23, 2014 @ 10:08am, 3 day(s) ago
    Sun 23 Nov
    At about 6:30 AM a juv/fe Northern Harrier made a low pass over the western end of the marsh but did not disturb the nearby, continuing "Aleutian" Cackling Goose (the CACG left at ~7:30 toward the south). Also at BFM were an adult male Merlin and a juv Red-shouldered Hawk.
    On the Barbara & Bob Elliott memorial bench near the western end of the public path, someone left a pale green (with reddish stains) hard-covered book titled "The Family Life of Birds" - not a field guide, but several notebook ID inserts were inside the back cover.
    Other recent birds:
    A White-breasted Nuthatch has been near the central lawn at The Village Green since late Oct (seen yesterday). On Thursday a couple of Bullock's Orioles were just west of Freshman Dr near West LA College.
    Off Topic:
    This past summer & autumn I've noticed an unusual paucity of Golden Polistes wasps (umbrella-shaped nests, often under eaves) and orb-weaving Jeweled Araneus spiders (large, rusty colored females spin large, sticky webs, often at face level - most annoying!!). Can I attribute this somehow to global warming?
    Don Sterba
    Culver City
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  49. Female Barrow's Goldeneye at Quail Lake LINK
    DATE: Nov 23, 2014 @ 10:14pm, 3 day(s) ago
    Alejandra and I went to Quail Lake this morning and saw what we believe is the female Barrow's Goldeneye reported during the week. It was located at the pond Northeast of the lake. Below are some of the pictures.
    Manuel Duran
    Lomita, CA
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