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· 2 Baird's Sandpipers LAR in South Gate (TODAY)
· Los Angeles RBA- 26 August 2016 (TODAY)
· Tennessee cont at Hahamongna (TODAY)
· Global Shorebird Counting starts in a week (TODAY)
· Re: [LACoBirds] Tennessee Warbler cont 24 Aug 16 Hahamonga Park (Aug 25, 2016)
  1. 2 Baird's Sandpipers LAR in South Gate LINK
    DATE: TODAY @ 3:15pm
    Birders,
    
    Fri 26 Aug
    
    Late morning at the L.A.River there were two juv BASAs with a flock of peeps 100 yds south of the end of Southern Ave in South Gate. The birds stayed just on the east side of the central flow channel, photographed from the main bike path on the west side of the river.
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/28628738744
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/28628719274
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/29173205901
    
    Richard Barth
    
    West Hollywood
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  3. Los Angeles RBA- 26 August 2016 LINK
    DATE: TODAY @ 1:48pm
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA * August 26, 2016 * CALA1608.26  
     
    -Birds mentioned
     
    Common Merganser
    Inca Dove
    Solitary Sandpiper
    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Tennessee Warbler
    Lucy’s Warbler
    White-crowned Sparrow
     
     
    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 August 26.
     
     
    A COMMON MERGANSER continued at Rowena Reservoir in the Los Feliz area through August 21.
     
    Three INCA DOVES continue at Col. Leon H. Washington Park in Los Angeles, being reported through August 20.
     
    SOLITARY SANDPIPERS are moving through the area in small numbers, with three at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh on August 20.  All were last seen flying toward Ballona Creek.
     
    Other SOLITARY SANDPIPERS included one continuing on the LA River in Glendale (just below the 134 Freeway) through August 20, one on the LA River between Alondra Blvd. and Somerset Blvd. in Paramount on August 21
    and one along the Rio Hondo south of the Garvey crossing in Rosemead  from August 24-25 (access is from the west end of Rush Street).
    
     
    The YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh was reported through August 23.  It is most often seen from along the dirt path south of the intersection of Jefferson and Lincoln (near the concrete
    inlet).
     
    A VERMILION FLYCATCHER continued at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required) through August 25.  It has been by the gazebo along Ave. C, near the southeast corner of Duckbill Lake.
     
    The LUCY’S WARBLER at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena continued through August 23.  A TENNESSEE WARBLER was in the same area from August 23-26.  The location is at the pond near the southeast corner of the
    basin.  From the trail at the west end of La Canada Verdugo Road (just west of Vista Laguna Terrace) walk west and then north down into the basin and watch for the pond on your left.
     
    Continuing at Hahamongna Watershed Park is a summering WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, reported there through August 25.
     
     
    - 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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  5. Tennessee cont at Hahamongna LINK
    DATE: TODAY @ 11:13am
    Birders,
    
    The continuing Tennessee warbler made one 3 min appearance at pond at about 10:15 Friday 26 Aug 2016.
    
    No sign of Lucy by me or others who had been present much of the morning.
    
    The large pacific rattlesnake also continued in its rock lair - beneath the broken cement cap on north end of the berm marking the pond side of the path btw eucs and willow lined pond.
    
    Tom Wurster
    
    Garden Grove
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  7. Global Shorebird Counting starts in a week LINK
    DATE: TODAY @ 2:31am
    Dear Friends,
    
    The 3rd World Shorebirds Day with it's popular Global Shorebird Counting (GSC) is upon us. In just a week birdwatchers around the world go to their preferred location and count shorebirds. I ask all of you to support and appreciate this special day byjoining the GSC. Simply register your location and go counting.
    
    For more details please visit our page:
    https://worldshorebirdsday.wordpress.com/globalshorebirdcounting/
    
    You can also win one of the small gifts we have through our partners. Please find more about it in this blog post:
    https://worldshorebirdsday.wordpress.com/2016/08/18/raffle-prizes-for-global-shorebird-counting-participants/
    
    I'm looking forward to hearing from you soon. :)
    Best, Szimi
    _______________
    Gyorgy Szimuly Milton Keynes, UK
    Coordinator of World Shorebirds Day Events
    https://worldshorebirdsday.wordpress.com/
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  9. Re: [LACoBirds] Tennessee Warbler cont 24 Aug 16 Hahamonga Park LINK
    DATE: Aug 25, 2016 @ 6:31pm, 1 day(s) ago
    Dear all, Today the tennessee came to drink at 4:20 4:50 5:30 and 6:00 pm no luck with lucy. Tom was there feom 330 and i left at 620pm With kind regards Bas Altadena
    On Aug 24, 2016 4:50 PM, "Cuyler Stapelmann cuylerstapelmann@... [LACoBirds]" < LACoBirds-noreply@ yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
      Both the Tennessee and Lucy's warblers were seen this afternoon around 130 at the same pond in the SE corner of the park. It's very easy to find using the below directions. 
    
    The Tennessee warbler was very cooperative, allowing decent looks as it drank, although only seen once. If not for the whitish underside and undertail, it would be very hard to pick out from the grayer orange-crowned warblers. 
    
    The Lucy's warbler was only seen briefly, though it made two appearances. Very plain gray overall, also similar to the gray orange-crowned warblers, but obviously darker with hints of a red rump when perched. It was seen in the willows bordering the east side of the pond.
    
    A Nashville warbler, several Wilson's warblers, and many yellowthroats and yellow and orange-crowned warblers. There is a lot to see at this little pond. 
    
    Cuyler
    Los Angeles
    
    On Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 12:18 PM, Thomas Wurster wurster@... [LACoBirds] < LACoBirds-noreply@ yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
      Birders,
    
    The Tennessee Warbler reported yesterday to ebird continues today at Hahamonga Park, but no report of yesterday's Lucy's Warbler by me or others present.
    
    Many other migrants and resident species frequent the willow lined pond and lerp psyllids infested eucalyptus trees.
    
    Park at west end of Canada Verdugo Rd., and walk west to Devils Gate Damn. From the east end of the damn, take the broad dirt road/trail down the east side of the arroyo. The row of eucs and willow pond will be on your left in about 100-150 meters. Excellent viewing from path between eucs and pond.
    
    Finally, a plea for wider reporting of rare birds from this public area. It's discouraging to read first reports to LACo birding from this location 3-4 days after the find.
    
    Tom Wurster
    
    Garden Grove
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  11. RE: [LACoBirds] SolitarySandpiper Rio Hondo below Garvey LINK
    DATE: Aug 25, 2016 @ 4:37pm, 1 day(s) ago
    The Solitary Sandpiper continues, 100 yards or more south of the bridge, at the spot where the water suddenly ends as if this was a rectangle shaped Lake, instead of intriguing, or river. I parked on Rush Street and walked north with the plant nursery
    on my right, east side of Me.
    That park on Rush Street is probably worth checking out in migration and winter.
    Thanks, Larry!
    
    Thomas Geza Miko
    653 S. Indian Hill Blvd.,#C
    Claremont CA 91711
    
    http://www.tgmiko.com
    
    Personal cell 909.241.3300
    Work cell 213.471.6001
    Office 213.351.7382
    Home
    
    "Beer is the universal smell donor."- Luke Groskin/Science Friday
    
    -------- Original message --------
    
    From: "larschmahl@... [LACoBirds]"
    
    Date: 8/24/16 18:49 (GMT-08:00)
    
    To: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com
    
    Subject: [LACoBirds] SolitarySandpiper Rio Hondo below Garvey
    
     Hello all,
    
    There was a Solitary Sandpiper in the Rio Hondo in El Monte this afternoon, downstream fromGarvey Ave.
    
    Larry Schmahl
    Whittier
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  13. SolitarySandpiper Rio Hondo below Garvey LINK
    DATE: Aug 24, 2016 @ 6:49pm, 2 day(s) ago
    Hello all,
    
    There was a Solitary Sandpiper in the Rio Hondo in El Monte this afternoon,
    downstream fromGarvey Ave.
    
    Larry Schmahl
    Whittier
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  15. Re: [LACoBirds] Tennessee Warbler cont 24 Aug 16 Hahamonga Park LINK
    DATE: Aug 24, 2016 @ 3:09pm, 2 day(s) ago
    Both the Tennessee and Lucy's warblers were seen this afternoon around 130 at the same pond in the SE corner of the park. It's very easy to find using the below directions. 
    
    The Tennessee warbler was very cooperative, allowing decent looks as it drank, although only seen once. If not for the whitish underside and undertail, it would be very hard to pick out from the grayer orange-crowned warblers. 
    
    The Lucy's warbler was only seen briefly, though it made two appearances. Very plain gray overall, also similar to the gray orange-crowned warblers, but obviously darker with hints of a red rump when perched. It was seen in the willows bordering the east side of the pond.
    
    A Nashville warbler, several Wilson's warblers, and many yellowthroats and yellow and orange-crowned warblers. There is a lot to see at this little pond. 
    
    Cuyler
    Los Angeles
    
    On Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 12:18 PM, Thomas Wurster wurster@... [LACoBirds] < LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
      Birders,
    
    The Tennessee Warbler reported yesterday to ebird continues today at Hahamonga Park, but no report of yesterday's Lucy's Warbler by me or others present.
    
    Many other migrants and resident species frequent the willow lined pond and lerp psyllids infested eucalyptus trees.
    
    Park at west end of Canada Verdugo Rd., and walk west to Devils Gate Damn. From the east end of the damn, take the broad dirt road/trail down the east side of the arroyo. The row of eucs and willow pond will be on your left in about 100-150 meters. Excellent viewing from path between eucs and pond.
    
    Finally, a plea for wider reporting of rare birds from this public area. It's discouraging to read first reports to LACo birding from this location 3-4 days after the find.
    
    Tom Wurster
    
    Garden Grove
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  17. Tennessee Warbler cont 24 Aug 16 Hahamonga Park LINK
    DATE: Aug 24, 2016 @ 12:18pm, 2 day(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    The Tennessee Warbler reported yesterday to ebird continues today at Hahamonga Park, but no report of yesterday's Lucy's Warbler by me or others present.
    
    Many other migrants and resident species frequent the willow lined pond and lerp psyllids infested eucalyptus trees.
    
    Park at west end of Canada Verdugo Rd., and walk west to Devils Gate Damn. From the east end of the damn, take the broad dirt road/trail down the east side of the arroyo. The row of eucs and willow pond will be on your left in about 100-150 meters. Excellent viewing from path between eucs and pond.
    
    Finally, a plea for wider reporting of rare birds from this public area. It's discouraging to read first reports to LACo birding from this location 3-4 days after the find.
    
    Tom Wurster
    
    Garden Grove
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  19. RE: [LACoBirds] Possible Least Flycatcher @ Wilmington Drain LINK
    DATE: Aug 23, 2016 @ 12:23pm, 3 day(s) ago
    Phil et. al., I need to retract my snap judgment. Hopefully one of these days I'll learn to stop sending half-baked emails when I should be working!
    
    Thank you for getting the word out quickly on this bird.
    
    Dave Bell
    La Cañada
    
    -------- Original Message --------
    Subject: [LACoBirds] Possible Least Flycatcher @ Wilmington Drain
    From: " artkid315@... [LACoBirds]"
    < LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com >
    Date: Mon, August 22, 2016 7:19 pm
    To: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com
    
    
    Spotted this morning (8/22) at around 7:40. I'll try to head out again tomorrow before work. See eBird checklist linked below for details. Good birding!
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31199485
    
    Phil C.
    Harbor City
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  21. RE: [LACoBirds] Possible Least Flycatcher @ Wilmington Drain LINK
    DATE: Aug 23, 2016 @ 10:10am, 3 day(s) ago
    Hi Phil, Thanks for sharing!
    
    I'm sure you'll hear opinions from other birders who know these guys better than I do, but my first impression is that this is a Hammond's Flycatcher (HAFL). Some thoughts:
    
    
    -- the primary extension beyond the tertials seems to my eye to be good for HAFLand too long for Least
    
    
    -- the overall low contrast of the black and white pattern on the tertials seems more consistent with a western empid (like HAFL ) rather than an eastern empid
    
    
    -- the sides of the bill of Least often appear to curve outward, vs strait in Hammond's as shown here. The bill does perhaps appear a bit wide for HAFLbut maybe the angle of the photo explains that. Finally, the bill seems all dark, better for HAFL.
    
    
    -- the short and strongly forked tail is good for HAFL
    
    None of these marks are infallible, but collectively they all point to Hammond's.
    
    Finally an important mark for differentiating these guys is call, which you don't mention in your notes. They sound quite different to me: something like peep! in HAFLvs "wit" in Least.
    
    Dave Bell
    La Cañada
    
    -------- Original Message --------
    
    Subject: [LACoBirds] Possible Least Flycatcher @ Wilmington Drain
    
    From: " artkid315@... [LACoBirds]"
    
    < LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com >
    
    Date: Mon, August 22, 2016 7:19 pm
    
    To: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com
    
    
    Spotted this morning (8/22) at around 7:40. I'll try to head out again tomorrow before work. See eBird checklist linked below for details. Good birding!
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31199485
    
    Phil C.
    Harbor City
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  23. Possible Least Flycatcher @ Wilmington Drain LINK
    DATE: Aug 22, 2016 @ 7:19pm, 4 day(s) ago
    Spotted this morning (8/22) at around 7:40. I'll try to head out again tomorrow before work. See eBird checklist linked below for details. Good birding! http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31199485
    
    Phil C. Harbor City
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  25. weird hummingbird at my feeders this afternoon: LINK
    DATE: Aug 22, 2016 @ 4:17pm, 4 day(s) ago
    Mostly looks like an immature make Anna's, but very clean white well up the breast/chin/throat. No hint of a gorget. Green all over body, but with some rufous on the ventish-sorta area (it is obvious in color, but hard to define. Largish size. I will attempt
    photos later. My feeders are visible from my front lawn, even when I am not home. Tom Claremont 91711 909.241.3300
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  27. LA/ORA County pelagic trip report, Aug 20 LINK
    DATE: Aug 21, 2016 @ 2:58pm, 5 day(s) ago
    On Saturday, August 20, San Bernardino Valley Audubon sponsored an 8-hour pelagic trip from Dana Point aboard the Ocean Institute's R/V Sea Explorer. From Dana Point we traveled south-southwest to Crespi Knoll (Orange Co.), then northwest along the ridge extending southeast from Catalina Island (Los Angeles Co.), before heading north toward Lausen Sea Mount (Orange Co.) and east back to Dana Point. While the weather was generally nice, we experienced an overall paucity of birds during our trip, with small numbers even of expected species such as Black-vented, Sooty, and Pink-footed Shearwaters, 1-2 Pomarine Jaegers, a handful of phalaropes (presumably all Red-necked), and a few Cassin's Auklets. We did manage some noteworthy sightings. In LA county waters we had two sightings each of four Craveri's Murrelets, the first approximately 26 km east of the southeastern tip of Catalina Island (33.27583, -118.02567), and the second approximately 7 km north of the first (33.33800, -118.00633). We also encountered a large concentration (200+) of Black Storm-Petrels approximately 38 km ESE of Catalina Island (33.14975, -117.94830). We also saw one Ashy Storm-Petrel in LA County waters, as well as at least two Ashy Storm-Petrels (and several Black Storm-Petrels) in Orange County waters over Crespi Knoll.
    
    Tom Benson
    San Bernardino, CA
    
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/40928097@N07/
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  29. Solitary LAR n. of Alondra in Paramount LINK
    DATE: Aug 21, 2016 @ 1:52pm, 5 day(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    Sun 21 Aug
    
    Approx 0715-0730 today at the L.A.River there was a Solitary Sandpiper midway between Alondra Blvd and Somerset Blvd. It stayed mostly near the west wall of the riverbed.
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/28520668203
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/28517443574
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/29061752851
    
    Richard Barth
    
    West Hollywood
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  31. Re: nashville warbler LINK
    DATE: Aug 21, 2016 @ 12:28pm, 5 day(s) ago
    Yes, I'm always hoping for a Connecticut too; the only missing warbler on our ABA list!!!
    
    ***** If it ever shows up anywhere in Southern California, please call or text me (us) ANYTIME at (310) 780-6121.
    
    Or e-mail at ethanski@...
    
    Gracias.
    
    Ethan & Sara Greenspan
    
    Culver City
    
    Sent from my iPhone:
    
    No puppies or trees were harmed by sending this e-mail.
    
    Print only if necessary.
    
    ....and have a marvelous day!
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  33. Sunday Pelagic opportunity LINK
    DATE: Aug 20, 2016 @ 5:21pm, 6 day(s) ago
      It is fully booked however Is anyone interested in taking my
    place     Experienced sea birders including Dave Pereksta will
    lead.     The bulk of attendees are from the Monday Birding Group.
      
    
    Cheers, Wanda
    
     
    Anacapa and Santa Cruz Islands and
    the Island Scrub-Jay.  This trip will be on the Vanguard out of
    the Channel Islands Harbor.
    
    August 21st (Sunday)
    
    9 hrs 8 am- 5 pm
    
    $80 per adult (This trip will drop off at Santa Cruz Island so
    we can search for the endemic Island Scrub-Jay)
    
    Previous year highlights include: Red-billed Tropicbird, Brown
    Booby, Scripps’s and Craveri’s Murrelets; Black-vented, Sooty,
    and Pink-footed Shearwaters; Cassin’s Auklet; Red-necked
    Phalarope; and Black and Ashy Storm-Petrels.
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  35. Yellow-cr. Night-Heron & Solitary Sandpiper at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh LINK
    DATE: Aug 20, 2016 @ 2:31pm, 6 day(s) ago
    Sat 20 Aug
    
    Early this morning a single Solitary Sandpiper was foraging at the west-end mudflats.  Later, at 7:30, it flew off and was joined by 2 additional SOSA as they all disappeared toward Ballona Creek.  This area can be scoped from the public path.
    
    The continuing dusky-crowned Yellow-crowned Night-Heron was visible along the Jefferson leg, standing in a cut reed bed along with many other herons of various species that have benefited from the continuing reed-removal carnage.
    
    Don Sterba
    Culver City
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  37. Re: [LACoBirds] nashville warbler LINK
    DATE: Aug 20, 2016 @ 7:37am, 7 day(s) ago
    We get them regularly during migration over here in Miracle Mile. Always a delight, and always hoping for a Connecticut!
    
    Garry George
    926 S. Citrus Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90036
    323-933-6660 p
    garrygeorge@...
    
    From: < LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com > on behalf of "Loretta Selinger loretta@... [LACoBirds]" < LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com >
    Reply-To: Loretta Selinger < loretta@... >
    Date: Friday, August 19, 2016 at 10:11 AM
    To: " LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com " < LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com >
    Subject: [LACoBirds] nashville warbler
    
     I was shocked to discover that the warbler moving under our finch feeder through the red milkweed was not an orange crowned warbler but rather a Nashville. Very clear white eye ring, solid olive back, no wing bars at all, yellow below.
    Larger than an Orange crown. I have never ever seen a Nashville in urban west Los Angeles in all the years of feeder watch. Loretta and Henry Selinger West Los Angeles
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  39. nashville warbler LINK
    DATE: Aug 19, 2016 @ 10:11am, 7 day(s) ago
    I was shocked to discover that the warbler moving under our finch feeder through the red milkweed was not an orange crowned warbler but rather a Nashville. Very clear white eye ring, solid olive back, no wing bars at all, yellow below.
    Larger than an Orange crown. I have never ever seen a Nashville in urban west Los Angeles in all the years of feeder watch. Loretta and Henry Selinger West Los Angeles
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  41. Lucy's Warbler missed this morning, Aug 19 LINK
    DATE: Aug 19, 2016 @ 10:09am, 7 day(s) ago
    I spent two hours (8-10 am) unsuccessfully looking for the Lucy's Warbler at Hahamonga Watershed Park this morning (Aug 19).
    
    Tom Benson
    San Bernardino, CA
    
    Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S® 6.
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  43. Los Angeles RBA- 19 August 2016 LINK
    DATE: Aug 19, 2016 @ 10:01am, 7 day(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA * August 19, 2016 * CALA1608.19  
     
    -Birds mentioned
     
    Surf Scoter
    Common Merganser
    White-winged Dove
    Solitary Sandpiper
    Baird’s Sandpiper
    Semipalmated Sandpiper
    Glaucous-winged Gull
    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Lucy’s Warbler
    White-crowned Sparrow
    
    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 August 19.
     
     
    A SURF SCOTER continued along Ballona Creek between the 90 Freeway and the Centinela crossing on August 13.
     
    A COMMON MERGANSER continued was at Rowena Reservoir in the Los Feliz area through August 13.
     
    WHITE-WINGED DOVES were along the Rio Hondo north of Rush Street in Rosemead on August 12 and at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh on August 13.
     
    A BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was on the LA River south of the Rosecrans crossing on August 15.  A BAIRD’S SANDPIPER and a SOLITARY SANDPIPER were below the railroad bridge south of the Del Amo crossing on August 17.
     
    A SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER was on the LA River in Glendale (just below the 134 Freeway) from August 14-15.  It was between the two high tension towers just downstream from the freeway crossing.  A SOLITARY SANDPIPER
    was also at this location from August 14 through August 17.
     
    Another SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER was along the LA River just above the Willow Street crossing from August 13-14.
     
    The GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL at Lake Balboa in the San Fernando Valley continued through August 12.
     
    The YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh was reported through August 13.  It is most often seen from along the dirt path south of the intersection of Jefferson and Lincoln (near the concrete
    inlet).
     
    A VERMILION FLYCATCHER continued at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required) through August 16.  It has been by the gazebo along Ave. C, near the southeast corner of Duckbill Lake.
     
    Several other VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continue at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora.
     
    A LUCY’S WARBLER was at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena from August 13-17.  It is at the pond near the southeast corner of the basin.  From the trail at the west end of La Canada Verdugo Road (just west of
    Vista Laguna Terrace) walk west and then north down into the basin and watch for the pond on your left.
     
    Continuing at Hahamongna Watershed Park is a WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, reported there through August 15.
     
     
    - 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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  45. two more Baird's sightings - LAR LINK
    DATE: Aug 18, 2016 @ 1:59pm, 8 day(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    Thurs 18 Aug
    
    Approx 0715-0815 today at the L.A.River there was a juv Baird's Sandpiper moving with peeps up and down the stretch south of Clara St in Cudahy, spending much of the time opposite little Cudahy City Park. The main bike path in this area is on the west side of the river, but shorebirds are best seen from an old abandoned concrete path on the east side (accessed from alongside the Clara bridge).
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/28786911420
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/28452351554
    
    Then later I had another juv Baird's north of Alondra Blvd in Paramount. It stayed pretty much alone, was uncooperative and often flushed, ranging from just north of the bridge to about halfway up to the Somerset Blvd bridge. Poor photos.
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/29073337375
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/28786986350
    
    Richard Barth
    
    West Hollywood
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  47. Lucy's and Solitary SP--yes LINK
    DATE: Aug 17, 2016 @ 3:33pm, 9 day(s) ago
    Hi Birders, At Hahamonga I was graced with an approx. 90-120 second view of the Lucy's Warbler as it paused atop vegetation by the SE Pond before crossing the path and disappearing into the eucs. This was at about 11:35ish this morning. It vanished before I could get my camera trained on it, and though I waited around until 1:30 and searched with Julia Ray when she arrived, I didn't see it again. I decided to forgo waiting longer for a Lucy's photo op in favor of looking for the Glendale Solitairy Sandpiper. After a comedy of errors trying to access the bike path when my normal entrance gate proved to be locked (and because I neither listened carefully to Julia nor carefully read previous reports), I finally found my way south of the 134 bridge and the bird was foraging exactly where advertised. Unlike the Lucy's, it cooperated nicely for a photo. Cheers, Amy Williamson
    
    Duarte
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  49. lower LAR: Solitary, continuing Baird's LINK
    DATE: Aug 17, 2016 @ 2:41pm, 9 day(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    Wed 17 Aug
    
    Approx 0730 today at the L.A.River there was a Solitary Sandpiper (juvenile, I believe) about 250 yds south of the freight RR bridge south of Del Amo Blvd in N.Long Beach. I had the bird for about 15 minutes and got some shots, but when I returned to the area later it wasn't present. Also south of the freight bridge was a juv Baird's Sandpiper---I'm assuming it is the individual that was just north of the bridge on 10 Aug.
    
    Photos of the SOSA; foggy, hazy, early morning.
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/28948051792
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/28977142331
    
    Richard Barth
    
    West Hollywood
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