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Last 5 Posts:
· A short visit to the Crest, 10/20/14 (TODAY)
· Lawrence's Goldfinch mother lode (Oct 19, 2014)
· Vermilion returns to EMJRA (Oct 19, 2014)
· Common Poorwill, continuing Tropical Kingbird (Oct 19, 2014)
· Lewis' Woodpecker KH Park (Oct 18, 2014)
  1. A short visit to the Crest, 10/20/14 LINK
    DATE: TODAY @ 10:01am, TODAY
    Hi Birders
    
    Nick and I made a short owl survey last night on the Angeles Crest. Temperatures ranged from 72 dropping to 45 degrees and the conditions were calm. We ended the night with five WESTERN SCREECH OWL and finally, a single screaming NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL! Near the Switzer parking lot, a COMMON POORWILL flew in front of us from off the road.
    
    Happy Birding!
    
    Mary Freeman
    Glendale, CA
    
    
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  3. Lawrence's Goldfinch mother lode LINK
    DATE: Oct 19, 2014 @ 2:47pm, 1 day(s) ago
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  5. Vermilion returns to EMJRA LINK
    DATE: Oct 19, 2014 @ 2:21pm, 1 day(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    Sun 19 Oct
    
    The female Vermilion Flycatcher is back at Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook, hopefully to spend another winter. Mid-morning I saw it foraging from trees on the island in the south lake.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/15391025057
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/14956867463
    
    Richard Barth
    West Hollywood
    
    
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  7. Common Poorwill, continuing Tropical Kingbird LINK
    DATE: Oct 19, 2014 @ 7:38pm, 1 day(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    Sat 18 Oct
    
    Both birds at El Dorado Park Area III in Long Beach, early afternoon today. The poorwill was on the lawn west of the old headquarters parking lot; the kingbird was working from tall trees east of the north lake. (Seen by participants on a SFVAS field trip.) I'm sure others got far better photos than I, but here are three of mine.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/15382154299
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/15545081666
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/15382764147
    
    Richard Barth
    West Hollywood
    
    
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  9. Lewis' Woodpecker KH Park LINK
    DATE: Oct 18, 2014 @ 7:32am, 3 day(s) ago
    Hi birders
    Wanted to get the word out thst we heard (thanks Lynn) that an immature Lewis' woodpecker was seen in the "bowl" yesterday about 10 am. It was feeding w/acorn woodpeckers and jays in oak trees on the west side of the bowl. There is an entry fee on weekends ($6/vehicle). The "bowl" is the old reservoir, follow the paved road to the top of the hill,it will be on your right. Eric is leading the LAAS walk at the park today,so I will have an update later.
    Good birding!
    Ann Brooks
    Los Angeles
    
    Sent via the Samsung GALAXY SŪ4, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
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  11. Re: [LACoBirds] Re: Oystercatchers LINK
    DATE: Oct 17, 2014 @ 12:18pm, 3 day(s) ago
    The chart is also available with more details at...
    
    http://wfopublications.org/Rare_Birds/American_Oystercatcher/American_Oystercatcher.html
    
    On Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:42:42 -0700, "Steve Sosensky mobile@...
    [LACoBirds]" <LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
    >This is also available as a text file in the file folder of the LACoBirds website.
    >
    >On October 17, 2014 9:56:26 AM PDT, "Christopher Taylor calbird@... [LACoBirds]" <LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
    >>Julia, et al
    >>
    >>Here's a great guide to consult when encountering potential hybrid
    >>Black
    >>x American:
    >>
    >>http://fog.ccsf.edu/jmorlan/jehl.txt
    >>
    >>
    >>--
    >>Christopher Taylor
    >>Marina del Rey, CA
    >>http://kiwifoto.com
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
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  13. Re: [LACoBirds] Re: Oystercatchers LINK
    DATE: Oct 17, 2014 @ 10:42am, 3 day(s) ago
    This is also available as a text file in the file folder of the LACoBirds website.On October 17, 2014 9:56:26 AM PDT, "Christopher Taylor calbird@... [LACoBirds]" <LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:Julia, et alHere's a great guide to consult when encountering potential hybrid Black x American:http://fog.ccsf.edu/jmorlan/jehl.txt
    
    Good birding,
    
    Steve Sosensky
    Aliso Viejo CA
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  15. Re: Oystercatchers LINK
    DATE: Oct 17, 2014 @ 9:56am, 3 day(s) ago
    Julia, et al
    
    Here's a great guide to consult when encountering potential hybrid Black
    x American:
    
    http://fog.ccsf.edu/jmorlan/jehl.txt
    
    --
    Christopher Taylor
    Marina del Rey, CA
    http://kiwifoto.com
    
    
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  17. Oystercatchers LINK
    DATE: Oct 17, 2014 @ 2:34am, 4 day(s) ago
    Friday, October 17
    
    Birders,
    
    Sorry about that...Since it seems unlikely that there are two white-bellied oystercatchers out there, I've changed my eBird report to American x Black Oystercatcher. I am now slinking back off the jetty with my little scope...well, you get the idea.
    
    Julia Ray
    La Crescenta
    
    
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  19. Los Angeles RBA- 16 October 2014 LINK
    DATE: Oct 16, 2014 @ 3:16pm, 4 day(s) ago
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  21. Un-American Oystercatcher LINK
    DATE: Oct 16, 2014 @ 10:33am, 4 day(s) ago
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  23. Palos Verdes/South Bay Audubon Monthly Meeting 10/21 LINK
    DATE: Oct 16, 2014 @ 8:54pm, 4 day(s) ago
    Hello all,Please join the Palos Verdes/South Bay Audubon Society at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center in Torrance for the program ?Diatoms of Local Waterways" presented by Dr. Brynne Bryan.Diatoms are single-celled plant-like organisms at the base of the food web in streams and ponds.Dr. Bryan will show us some pictures of some of the diatoms she has collected in various places. Afterward, she will show us how to recognize a diatom in fresh samples, and how to tell some of them apart.We will be looking at water samples in the microscope, projected onto the big screen,
    and we will learn to recognize the hardy species, which can be found anywhere, from the sensitive ones that require clean water. We will also explore the samples for other algae and other organisms and talk a little about what they are.Dr. Bryan currently teaches ecology, biology, and various biology topics, from freshman to graduate level, at CSUDH.Light refreshments will be served. Everyone welcome! Come and enjoy the program, socialize with friends, and fill out a ticket for the door prize drawing. Prizes are donated by Wild Birds Unlimited in Torrance, courtesy of Bob Shanman.The Madrona Marsh Nature Center is located at 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance, CA, 90503: http://www.friendsofmadronamarsh.com/j/
    Next Month?s Meeting: ?Saving the Endangered Channel Island Fox?, Keri Dearborn with Friends of the Island Fox, November 18, 2014.David QuadhamerSan Pedro
    
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  25. "Baypoll" sighting (probable Blackpoll) LINK
    DATE: Oct 15, 2014 @ 4:29pm, 5 day(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    Wed 15 Oct
    
    Early yesterday at Dominguez Museum and Seminary in the Rancho Dominguez area so. of Compton I tried to photograph a lightly marked (fall female or immature) Bay-breasted or Blackpoll Warbler. It was with other warblers in trees on the lower level along the Alameda St fence southeast of the small parking lot. With the overcast morning lighting I had trouble getting decent shots (see below), then completely lost track of the bird. On my return this morning I twice refound the original warbler flock but couldn't find the Baypoll. In person yesterday the bird looked to me like a Bay-breasted because I could see no streaking below and the yellow on the bird appeared to be a warm buffy yellow. (The legs were black, or very dark.) Some points against Bay-breasted would be the white undertail coverts and the fact that the photos reveal streaking below, albeit soft and dull.
    
    (Is it just my imagination or do I see blush of "bay" color on the side of the bird as shown in the second photo? Surely not.)
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/15545683015
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/15542993541
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/15359652697
    
    A note about the Museum/Seminary (on Alameda St south of the 91 Fwy). This is private property but respectful visitors are welcome to stroll the grounds. Inside the main gate is sometimes a sign that reads "Closed" but this refers to the museum being closed that day (you can enter the grounds).
    
    Richard Barth
    West Hollywood
    
    
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  27. American Oystercatcher, Marina del Rey breakwater (from Julia Ray) LINK
    DATE: Oct 15, 2014 @ 1:29pm, 5 day(s) ago
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  29. Re: [LACoBirds] Black & White and Virginia's War blers at DeForest Park LINK
    DATE: Oct 15, 2014 @ 10:10am, 5 day(s) ago
    Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Smartphone----- Reply message -----From: "Manuel Duran mhduran@... [LACoBirds]" <LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>To: "LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com" <LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com>Subject: [LACoBirds] Black & White and Virginia's Warblers at DeForest ParkDate: Sat, Oct 11, 2014 10:07 am
    
    Sorry again.
    
    I got the proper link now
    
    Black & White Warbler: https://www.flickr.com/photos/duran-huezo/15319457137/
    
    Virginia's Warbler: https://www.flickr.com/photos/duran-huezo/15319129309/
    
    Manuel Duran
    Lomita CA
    
    -----
    Forwarded Message ----- From: "Manuel Duran mhduran@... [LACoBirds]" <LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> To: "LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com" <LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com> Sent: Saturday, October 11, 2014 9:48 AM Subject: [LACoBirds] Black & White and Virginia's Warblers at DeForest Park
    
    Hi Everyone,
    
    This morning Alejandra and I went to DeForest Park and saw the Black & White Warbler in the trees between the restroom and the playground. We also saw a Virginia's Warbler along the trees South of the tennis court and along the fence line separating the park from the river.
    
    Black & White Warbler:
    <iframe src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/duran-huezo/15319457137/player/" width="640" height="426" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe>
    
    Virginia's Warbler:
    <iframe
    src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/duran-huezo/15319129309/player/"
    width="640" height="456" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe>
    
    Manuel Duran
    Lomita, CA
    
    
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  31. Re: [LACoBirds] Black & White and Virginia's War blers at DeForest Park LINK
    DATE: Oct 15, 2014 @ 10:10am, 5 day(s) ago
    Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Smartphone----- Reply message -----From: "Manuel Duran mhduran@... [LACoBirds]" <LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>To: "LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com" <LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com>Subject: [LACoBirds] Black & White and Virginia's Warblers at DeForest ParkDate: Sat, Oct 11, 2014 10:07 am
    
    Sorry again.
    
    I got the proper link now
    
    Black & White Warbler: https://www.flickr.com/photos/duran-huezo/15319457137/
    
    Virginia's Warbler: https://www.flickr.com/photos/duran-huezo/15319129309/
    
    Manuel Duran
    Lomita CA
    
    -----
    Forwarded Message ----- From: "Manuel Duran mhduran@... [LACoBirds]" <LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> To: "LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com" <LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com> Sent: Saturday, October 11, 2014 9:48 AM Subject: [LACoBirds] Black & White and Virginia's Warblers at DeForest Park
    
    Hi Everyone,
    
    This morning Alejandra and I went to DeForest Park and saw the Black & White Warbler in the trees between the restroom and the playground. We also saw a Virginia's Warbler along the trees South of the tennis court and along the fence line separating the park from the river.
    
    Black & White Warbler:
    <iframe src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/duran-huezo/15319457137/player/" width="640" height="426" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe>
    
    Virginia's Warbler:
    <iframe
    src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/duran-huezo/15319129309/player/"
    width="640" height="456" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe>
    
    Manuel Duran
    Lomita, CA
    
    
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  33. Sage Thrasher, Palm Warbler at BFM LINK
    DATE: Oct 15, 2014 @ 9:32pm, 5 day(s) ago
    Dean Schaff (local birder) just sent me photos from this morning (10/14) of a Sage Thrasher and a Palm Warbler from Ballona Freshwater Marsh. BFM is located at the corner of Lincoln Blvd. and Jefferson Blvd. near Playa Vista. Parking is on the south side of Jefferson, just east of Lincoln, easiest to reach when coming east/inland up Culver from Playa del Rey. [There were new 'no parking' signs mistakenly put up by the city a few weeks ago but this happens, and then they get taken down, so just park anyway (or park at the soccer fields at Playa Vista just east of Lincoln and walk across the street).]
    
    I don't have detail on where either bird was seen. Only the perimeter path is open to the public, so don't climb/go around the gate (not my rule, just relaying it here).
    
    Good time of year for both species, which can really show up anywhere along the coast right now, so places like Malibu Lagoon/Malibu Legacy Park, Palos Verdes, etc. would all be good to check.
    
    Dan Cooper
    Ventura Co.
    
    
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  35. Continuing Palm Warbler(s) LINK
    DATE: Oct 14, 2014 @ 3:00pm, 6 day(s) ago
    #ygrps-yiv-1739922287 .ygrps-yiv-1739922287notIE8 .ygrps-yiv-1739922287wf-size-play-large {width:40px;height:40px;font-size:30px;}At least one, and probably two PALM WARBLERS continue at Peck Road Water Conservation park, in the weedy area on the southeast corner of the north lake. I never saw both at the same time, so I cannot say positively that two were present, but I did see two
    birds in different locations over a very short amount of time.
    
    Sandy
    
    Sandy Koonce
    Department of Mathematics
    University of Redlands, Redlands, CA 92373
    
    
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  37. Pasadena Audubon meeting Wednesday, 7:30 PM: Gillian Martin, Cavity Conservation Initiative LINK
    DATE: Oct 14, 2014 @ 1:41pm, 6 day(s) ago
    (second try, hopefully with better formatting)
    All are invited to the October general meeting of the Pasadena Audubon Society.
    
    - presentation title: Cavity Conservation Initiative
    - presenter: Gillian Martin
    - location: Eaton Canyon Nature Center, 1750 N. Altadena Dr., Pasadena, CA 91107
    - date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
    - social time: 7:00 PM
    - meeting and program: 7:30 - 9:00 PM
    
    In our well-manicured urban areas, we have accepted the loss of dead and dying trees' valuable habitat to wildlife by providing nest boxes which, though compensatory to some species, are really only a stop-gap. The Cavity Conservation Initiative is a project created by Sea and Sage naturalist, Gillian Martin, under the umbrella of the Southern California Bluebird Club. Its goal is to change public perception of dying trees, to impact polices regarding snag management and also to provide youth with the information and skills to become snag advocates. Gillian will present a program on the ecology of snags and share how the SCBC is working on a long-term plan to help cavity-dwelling wildlife, particularly in developed regions.
    
    Darren Dowell for Pasadena Audubon Society
    
    
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  39. Pasadena Audubon meeting Wednesday, 7:30 PM: Gillian Martin, Cavity Conservation Initiative LINK
    DATE: Oct 14, 2014 @ 1:34pm, 6 day(s) ago
    All are invited to the October general meeting of the Pasadena Audubon Society.- presentation title: Cavity Conservation Initiative
    - presenter: Gillian Martin
    - location: Eaton Canyon Nature Center, 1750 N. Altadena Dr., Pasadena, CA 91107- date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
    - social time: 7:00 PM
    - meeting and program: 7:30 - 9:00 PMIn our well-manicured urban areas, we have accepted the loss of dead and dying trees' valuable habitat to wildlife by providing nest boxes which, though compensatory to some species, are really only a stop-gap. The Cavity Conservation Initiative is a project created by Sea and Sage naturalist, Gillian Martin, under the umbrella of the Southern California Bluebird Club. Its goal is to change public perception of dying trees, to impact polices regarding snag management and also to provide youth with the information and skills to become snag advocates. Gillian will present a program on the ecology of snags and share how the SCBC is working on a long-term plan to help cavity-dwelling wildlife, particularly in developed regions.
    
    Darren Dowell for Pasadena Audubon Society
    
    
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  41. Lewis's WP LINK
    DATE: Oct 13, 2014 @ 5:26pm, 7 day(s) ago
    There was a Lewis's Woodpecker in Claremont's Evey Canyon this a.m. (Sunday 10/12). Not sure how chaseable it is - we had it on a dead snag about 1/2 mile up the trail, but as we watched an Acorn Woodpecker chased it out of sight to the north. Good numbers of Thick-billed Fox Sparrows are currently moving through the canyon, and Golden-crowneds have arrived.Good birding,Cathy McFadden & Paul ClarkeClaremont
    
    
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  43. American Bittern, Snow Goose and water in the San Gabriel River LINK
    DATE: Oct 12, 2014 @ 4:22pm, 8 day(s) ago
    Hello fellow birders,
    
    There is water in the San Gabriel River between the first drop structure
    north of Whittier Blvd. and Washington Blvd. The water has attracted hundreds of
    ducks and geese including a lone Snow Goose.
    There were a few Yellow-headed Blackbirds as well.
    
    The American Bittern was about 100 meters upstream from Whittier Blvd. It
    was very skittish and flew off to the west. The Snow Goose was very
    accommodating.
    
    Happy birding,
    
    Larry Schmahl
    Whittier
    
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  45. DeForest Park Virginia's and Black-and-White Warblers continue Sunday morning LINK
    DATE: Oct 12, 2014 @ 12:45pm, 8 day(s) ago
    The Virginia's and Black-and-White Warblers were again seen and photographed Sunday morning at DeForest Park in Long Beach.
    Donna Heim
    Huntington Beach
    
    
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  47. Palm Warbler at Malibu Lagoon LINK
    DATE: Oct 12, 2014 @ 1:04pm, 8 day(s) ago
    A Palm Warbler was present this morning at Malibu Lagoon
    State Park. It was last seen foraging on the dirt path
    that leads to the beach, about 30 yards south of the portable toilets.
    
    Scott Logan
    Sherman Oaks
    
    
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  49. Am redstart, west san gabriel pkwy trail. LINK
    DATE: Oct 12, 2014 @ 8:35am, 8 day(s) ago
    Hi all,
    Oct 12 830am.
    There's a female type Am. Redstart in West San Gabriel River Parkway Trail, in Lakewood. This is a long narrow park between Del Amo and Carson on the west bank of the San Gabriel River.
    This is the same park where Andrew Lee had a N. Parula yesterday and a Prairie and Blackpoll Warbler about 2 weeks (?) ago.
    (Havent found a Parula yet)
    Mark Scheel
    Becky and Steve Turley
    Nancy Strang
    
    
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