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· Wilson Snipe photo from Ballona Freshwater Marsh 12/8/16 (Dec 9, 2016)
· Wilson's Snipes at Ballona Freshwater Marsh 12/8/16 (Dec 9, 2016)
· Hooded Merganser at Wilmington Drain (Dec 9, 2016)
· White-winged and Black Scoters off Dockweiler Beach (Dec 9, 2016)
· yellow-shafted Flicker at Rosedale Cemetery Los Angeles (Dec 9, 2016)
  1. Wilson Snipe photo from Ballona Freshwater Marsh 12/8/16 LINK
    DATE: Dec 9, 2016 @ 6:08pm, 1 day(s) ago
    See post below.Sorry link below didn't work out for Wilson's Snipe
    
    Wilson's Snipe Explore Joyce Waterman's photos on Flickr. Joyce Waterman has uploaded 510 photos to Flickr.
    
    View on www.flickr.com
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    Joyce Waterman Santa Monica
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  3. Wilson's Snipes at Ballona Freshwater Marsh 12/8/16 LINK
    DATE: Dec 9, 2016 @ 6:01pm, 1 day(s) ago
    Birders -- From the Lincoln path we spotted 4 Wilson's Snipes in the Marsh. Not active. Resting with bills tucked, and one servicing it's feathers.
    file:///Users/joyce/Documents/Wilson's%20Snipe/IMG_2224.jpg
    
    file:///Users/joyce/Documents/Wilson's%20Snipe/IMG_2233.jpg
    
    Joyce Waterman
    Santa Monica
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  5. Hooded Merganser at Wilmington Drain LINK
    DATE: Dec 9, 2016 @ 4:58pm, 1 day(s) ago
    There was a female Hooded Merganser on the Wilmington Drain, in the open water just north of PCH.It was there at 8 this morning and still there at 4:30 this afternoon.Just now getting a chance to post.
    
    John
    
    
    John Thomlinson San Pedro and CSU Dominguez Hills
    "It is absolutely a crime for any man to die possessed of useful knowledge in which nobody shares." J.A.L. Waddell, 1916.
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  7. White-winged and Black Scoters off Dockweiler Beach LINK
    DATE: Dec 9, 2016 @ 3:27pm, 1 day(s) ago
    (for Richard Barth who still has email issues with LACoBirds
    Don Sterba, Culver City)
    
    Birders,
    
    Fri 9 Dec
    
    This morning (Friday) there were two female-type White-winged Scoters and three female-type Black Scoters off Dockweiler Beach. The birds were with the Surf Scoter flocks opposite the RV Park south of Imperial Hwy.
    
    WWSC photos:
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/r barth/31421548791
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/r barth/31498935656
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/r barth/31390534692
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/r barth/31164992080
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/r barth/31498850706
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/r barth/30696150584
    
    BLSC photos:
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/r barth/30696081764
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/r barth/31390300492
    
    Richard Barth
    
    West Hollywood
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  9. yellow-shafted Flicker at Rosedale Cemetery Los Angeles LINK
    DATE: Dec 9, 2016 @ 2:20pm, 1 day(s) ago
    Hello All,
    
    There was a "Yellow-shafted" Flicker at the Rosedale Cemetery yesterday.
    The bird was near the Civil War graves at the northeast corner.
    This bird may be a slight intergrade as I thought I saw a tinge of pink in
    one of the views. Incredibly, the bird only flew once for a short distance so I
    never got a look at the under wing. My views were always the under side of the
    tail feathers.
    
    Rosedale Cemetery is bounded by Pico, Normandie and Venice Blvds.
    
    Larry Schmahl
    Whittier
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  11. Los Angeles RBA- 9 December 2016 LINK
    DATE: Dec 9, 2016 @ 1:30pm, 1 day(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *December 29 2016 * CALA1612.09
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Tundra Swan
    Long-tailed Duck
    Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Common Tern
    Burrowing Owl
    Pacific-slope Flycatcher
    Eastern Phoebe
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    Black-and-white Warbler
    Nashville Warbler
    Yellow-throated Warbler
    Gray Catbird
    Green-tailed Towhee
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    Swamp Sparrow
    White-throated Sparrow
    Rose-breasted Grosbeak
    Hooded Oriole
    
    
    
    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 December 9.
    
    A TUNDRA SWAN was at Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB on December 8 (letter of permission required for entry), and a LONG-TAILED DUCK was in the McKee Slough section.
    
    An adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera from December 4-7. Enter from the east end of Mines Ave. (between Whittier and Washington Blvd.) and check
    the gull flocks.
    
    A COMMON TERN was at Malibu Lagoon on December 5.
    
    A BURROWING OWL continued at Esperanza Middle School in Los Angeles through December 2.
    
    The West San Gabriel Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood had a PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER on December 3. Also present was a continuing GRAY CATBIRD at the north end around Monte Verde Park. A continuing NASHVILLE WARBLER
    and GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE were also reported. A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was also present on December 3 and may be visiting Rynerson Park on the opposite side of the river as well.
    
    
    Another PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER was at Creek Park in La Mirada on December 4.
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas continued through December 5 on the north side of the park by Group Picnic Area #4 (and occasionally just south of there).
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh in Torrance continued through December 8. It has been around the large cottonwood by the Chevron corner of the marsh (the area opposite the Chevron gas station at the corner
    of Sepulveda and Madrona). An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER continues as well.
    The BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued through December 6 also by the large cottonwood at the southwest corner of the preserve.
    Preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.
    
    The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at Creek Park in La Mirada was reported through December 4. Check the eucalyptus grove north of Imperial Highway and Las Flores.
    
    
    The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook was present through December 5. It has been in the area around the south parking lot, accessed from Wadsworth. A VERMILION FLYCATCHER
    continues at the park as well, being reported through December 4 (usually on the island in the south lake).
    
    A YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER was at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook from December 3-6. It has been on the east side of the park in pines north of the fenced area.
    
    The SWAMP SPARROW continues at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas. It was reported through December 3 near the small green pier on the north side of the lake.
    
    Two WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach through December 7. Another was in La Canada on December 3. One also continued at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles (behind unit
    #5160) through December 4.
    
    A female ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was at a feeder in the Los Feliz area on December 8.
    
    The HOODED ORIOLE visiting a feeder at a residence in La Verne was seen through December 8.
    
    
    - 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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  13. Los Angeles RBA- 9 December 2016 LINK
    DATE: Dec 9, 2016 @ 1:30pm, 1 day(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *December 29 2016 * CALA1612.09
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Tundra Swan
    Long-tailed Duck
    Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Common Tern
    Burrowing Owl
    Pacific-slope Flycatcher
    Eastern Phoebe
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    Black-and-white Warbler
    Nashville Warbler
    Yellow-throated Warbler
    Gray Catbird
    Green-tailed Towhee
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    Swamp Sparrow
    White-throated Sparrow
    Rose-breasted Grosbeak
    Hooded Oriole
    
    
    
    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 December 9.
    
    A TUNDRA SWAN was at Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB on December 8 (letter of permission required for entry), and a LONG-TAILED DUCK was in the McKee Slough section.
    
    An adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera from December 4-7. Enter from the east end of Mines Ave. (between Whittier and Washington Blvd.) and check
    the gull flocks.
    
    A COMMON TERN was at Malibu Lagoon on December 5.
    
    A BURROWING OWL continued at Esperanza Middle School in Los Angeles through December 2.
    
    The West San Gabriel Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood had a PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER on December 3. Also present was a continuing GRAY CATBIRD at the north end around Monte Verde Park. A continuing NASHVILLE WARBLER
    and GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE were also reported. A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was also present on December 3 and may be visiting Rynerson Park on the opposite side of the river as well.
    
    
    Another PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER was at Creek Park in La Mirada on December 4.
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas continued through December 5 on the north side of the park by Group Picnic Area #4 (and occasionally just south of there).
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh in Torrance continued through December 8. It has been around the large cottonwood by the Chevron corner of the marsh (the area opposite the Chevron gas station at the corner
    of Sepulveda and Madrona). An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER continues as well.
    The BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued through December 6 also by the large cottonwood at the southwest corner of the preserve.
    Preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.
    
    The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at Creek Park in La Mirada was reported through December 4. Check the eucalyptus grove north of Imperial Highway and Las Flores.
    
    
    The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook was present through December 5. It has been in the area around the south parking lot, accessed from Wadsworth. A VERMILION FLYCATCHER
    continues at the park as well, being reported through December 4 (usually on the island in the south lake).
    
    A YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER was at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook from December 3-6. It has been on the east side of the park in pines north of the fenced area.
    
    The SWAMP SPARROW continues at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas. It was reported through December 3 near the small green pier on the north side of the lake.
    
    Two WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach through December 7. Another was in La Canada on December 3. One also continued at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles (behind unit
    #5160) through December 4.
    
    A female ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was at a feeder in the Los Feliz area on December 8.
    
    The HOODED ORIOLE visiting a feeder at a residence in La Verne was seen through December 8.
    
    
    - 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. delayed TRKI report LINK
    DATE: Dec 6, 2016 @ 4:42am, 5 day(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    Tues 6 Dec
    
    My apologies for the Tropical Kingbird message that just appeared here on LACoBirds. I emailed it to the group on Saturday. (I'm still trying to find out why some of my messages are being delayed and some not getting through to LACoBirds at all.
    
    Richard Barth
    
    West Hollywood
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  17. Re: [LACoBirds] Tundra Swan at Piute Ponds LINK
    DATE: Dec 9, 2016 @ 10:54am, 1 day(s) ago
    There is also an immature, female I think, Long-tailed Duck at the far eastern end of the McKee Slough sector of Piute Ponds. With Ruddy Ducks, diving frequently.
    
    Jon Feenstra
    Altadena
    
    Sent from my iPhone
    
    On Dec 9, 2016, at 10:01 AM, Jonathan Feenstra feenstra@... [LACoBirds] < LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
    
    
    There is currently an immature Tundra Swan in the pond at the east end of the "Windy Waters" section of Piute Ponds. It's visible from the northeast corner of Duckbill Pond facing east.
    
    Map and info are at www.piuteponds.org
    
    The usual notice that Piute Ponds is on Edwards Air Force Base with restricted access still applies.
    
    Jon Feenstra
    
    Altadena
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  19. Tundra Swan at Piute Ponds LINK
    DATE: Dec 9, 2016 @ 10:01am, 1 day(s) ago
    There is currently an immature Tundra Swan in the pond at the east end of the "Windy Waters" section of Piute Ponds. It's visible from the northeast corner of Duckbill Pond facing east.
    
    Map and info are at www.piuteponds.org
    
    The usual notice that Piute Ponds is on Edwards Air Force Base with restricted access still applies.
    
    Jon Feenstra
    
    Altadena
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  21. 59 W Pelicans Bonelli LINK
    DATE: Dec 8, 2016 @ 4:56pm, 2 day(s) ago
    Hi
    It is getting dark, here at Bonelli Regional Park, and I stopped for a quickie. There are at least 59 American White Pelicans, 14 Common Mergansers, 100 Ring billed Gulls,2,000 California Gulls, and a mixedbag of 200 Western and Clark's Grebes.
    I was at the Getty Museum in Malibu, during the day, and had 4 Black hooded Nandays (Parakeets) calling and soaring overhead. Despite all of the evergreens, oaks, and eucalypti,the museum grounds, itself, was remarkably birdless, just like the parks
    and gardens in Italia,on which this scenic location is based.
    
    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 909.445.1456
    
    "The plural of 'anecdote' is not 'data'."
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  23. LA Lesser Black-backed Gull LINK
    DATE: Dec 8, 2016 @ 3:38pm, 2 day(s) ago
    Hi Birders,
    
    Yesterday, Dec 7,I saw an adult Lesser Black-backed Gull in the San Gabriel Coastal Spreading Grounds.I arrived about 11:30 AM and saw this bird at about 12:15.There were about 400 gulls present at that time.When I left at about 1:30 I estimated that about 2000 gulls were present.Most were on the water, but often small flocks would fly to the levee on the east side of the water.I assume that this is the same bird reported here on Dec 4 on ebird by Andrew Lee as it looked like the photo that he provided on ebird.I suggest parking at the east end of Mines Road as there is a gate there and the gulls are just north of that gate.Being the novice LA birder that I am I parked at the south end of Pico Vista Road and walked north along the dry areas to the water and gulls.Good exercise which I always need, but much easier to park at the end of Mines Road.
    
    John Luther
    Oakland in the rain now that I am sure LA would love to have.
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  25. Eastern Phoebe at Madrona Marsh LINK
    DATE: Dec 8, 2016 @ 3:20pm, 2 day(s) ago
    The bird was seen by Hilary, Mark and me. The bird was seen between the sump and the sheds. (3:20pm)
    
    Good birding!
    
    Dinuk Magammana
    
    Torrance CA.
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  27. Malibu Lagoon today LINK
    DATE: Dec 7, 2016 @ 6:40pm, 3 day(s) ago
    After a super good day on Monday, I returned to Malibu this morning with the Wayne Hyland family (3). We did not find the Forster's or possible Common Tern. The lagoon is now open to the ocean resulting in shallow water, numerous mudflats and exposed rocky edges for the shorebirds, et al. The breach between the lagoon and the ocean is now more than 100 yards wide. except where is opens. The male Redhead Duck was still cavorting with the female Ring-necked Duck. Eight duck species were represented including Pintail and Shoveler. About 15 Snowy Plovers were on the sand and we had a close look of a Common Loon about 20 feet off the beach. Apparently about one week ago, the lagoon opened to the ocean. This resulted in a tidal flush excellent for shorebirds, puddle ducks and herons/egrets, all in abundance. This is the first time in about a year that the lagoon has been open to the ocean, a healthy situation. Of course there were a couple of hundred gulls, but only the usual 4 species were found. I would encourage more birders check the lagoon area as it is ideal for more species and more numbers of the present ones.
    
    Irwin Woldman
    Studio City
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  29. new e mail LINK
    DATE: Dec 6, 2016 @ 7:30pm, 4 day(s) ago
    Hello,
    
    Sorry for the inconvenience. I now have a new e mail because I was recently hacked. Thanks,
    
    Lynn Bossone
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  31. Visiting Birder from the East Coast LINK
    DATE: Dec 6, 2016 @ 9:10am, 4 day(s) ago
    Hello,
    
    My first post and I am seeking information. I will be visiting Manhattan Beach Jan 16 thru 22 to be with my grandchildren. I am very excited about the prospect of birding in this area and finding a variety not common here.
    
    I would greatly appreciate information on any bird walks that would occur during that time that I may join. I am no expert but I am a polite birder.
    
    I would also appreciate recommendation on areas I can visit from MB. I will have a car and time when the children will be in school. I am doing my homework on eBird but looking for more personal suggestions - good places, direction, parking, and tips on finding the birds.
    
    Thank you so much
    
    Champa Bilwakesh
    
    Andover MA
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  33. Trop. Kingbird continues @ Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area (Willowbrook) LINK
    DATE: Dec 3, 2016 @ 2:41pm, 7 day(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    Sat 3 Dec
    
    Mid morning I saw the Tropical Kingbird again at EMJRA, this time on the island in the south lake. I did not see the Vermilion Flycatcher.
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/31284426661
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/31284395661
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/31029878160
    
    Richard Barth
    
    West Hollywood
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  35. Files from Mathew Tekulsky LINK
    DATE: Dec 5, 2016 @ 2:12pm, 5 day(s) ago
    Hi there,
    
    Mathew Tekulsky( tekulsky@... ) invited you to view the file " Gallery12/5/2016.pdf " on Dropbox.
    
    View file
    
    Enjoy!
    
    The Dropbox team
    
     2016 Dropbox
    
    Mathew Tekulsky
    tekulsky@...
    310-962-5653
    mathewtekulsky.com
    
    Mathew Tekulsky is the author of Backyard Bird Photography ; The Art of Hummingbird Gardening;
    
    The Art of Butterfly Gardening; and Making Your Own Gourmet Coffee Drinks , among other books.
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  37. Wilson's Snipe at Dominguez Hills LINK
    DATE: Dec 5, 2016 @ 1:53pm, 5 day(s) ago
    One lone Wilson's Snipe at CSU Dominguez Hills this morning.I wonder if this is the same individual from this time last year, returning to a place where there used to be water.It was in the ironically named Wetland Preserve, where it appeared to be flushed by a Red-tail and took off for points west.
    
    John
    
    
    John Thomlinson San Pedro and CSU Dominguez Hills
    "It is absolutely a crime for any man to die possessed of useful knowledge in which nobody shares." J.A.L. Waddell, 1916.
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  39. Dusky-capped Flycatcher addendum LINK
    DATE: Dec 4, 2016 @ 9:30pm, 6 day(s) ago
    My cell phone, Marvin the Paranoid Android, refuses to let me respond to Larry's email about the La Mirada Dusky-capped Flycatcher. I think that the universe is flat-out trying to keep me away from Larry, in general; considering that we were in the same
    location this morning, and never saw each other. Probably a goodthing. He would have busted a gut when I stepped onto the slick layer of dead, wet Bougainvillea leaves, and wiped out. I noted in my eBird report that the bird called on several occasions from
    the residential neighborhood directly east of, and contiguous with the previously described eastern section ofpark (which, in turn, is east of the concrete bike/horse tunnel, and is also north of Imperial Highway). I suspect that the Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    spends time in those eucalyptus trees uphill and south of those houses on the park's eastern end. There is also a Mockingbird that incorporates Dusky-capped Flycatcher calls in its repertoire, a Pacific Slope Flycatcher, and quite a flock of Scaly breasted
    Munias visiting bird feeders across the street from the park.
    If you want to actually see the Dusky-capped Flycatcher, leave your camera at home. Any time I bring my camera, the bird stays out of sight.
    
    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 909.445.1456
    
    "Planes are, of course,designed for wind; but people aren't. "-Chuck Henry
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  41. Re: CAGN in Basin LINK
    DATE: Dec 4, 2016 @ 9:00pm, 6 day(s) ago
    Kris -
    
    Saw your ebird list (http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32859380). Great work documenting these birds and for bringing up under-appreciated ID issues involved in separating these two species in the non-breeding season. Doing lots of gnatcatcher surveys over the years, and having just submitted a manuscript on Calif. Gnatcatcher records in northern L.A. and Ventura County, I'm convinced that a) the species is very easily confused w/ Blue-gray, and b) can occur just about anywhere in the county away from the high mountains and desert. So keep looking!!
    
    Of the marks you mentioned, the mewing calls of each are difficult to describe, and I've been fooled by whiny/atypical Blue-grays just giving the first "neeeehhh" note of their call. [California's also do a pishing call that you might hear in the non-breeding season, though I usually just hear it in the nesting season. Sounds like someone pishing (Blue-grays don't give this).]
    
    Wing color is important - the wings shouldn't necessarily be darker, but will be browner here and on the mantle (esp. so if a female) and will have tan or black edges to the tertials (all plumages) in Calif.
    
    The tail *can* look dark below on a blue-gray (several central tail feathers are always all-black in both species), particularly in Oct.-Nov. when molting in (as the outer white feathers are growing in, all you'll see is a lot of black in the undertail).
    
    I've never seen much of a difference in the eyering between the two species; Californias are typically never clean white below. And behavior is - to me - an under-appreciated mark; Blue-grays go high to the treetops and make these long looping flights after insects, esp. in the outer foliage of trees. Californias forage mainly from eye-level and below, and often directly on the ground, and sort of creep through very dense vegetation, sort of like House Wrens in winter. A gnatcatcher up in a tree is virtually never a California (almost - I've had several do this, incl. one this fall calling from atop an oak).
    
    So thanks for getting the word out and studying these birds, and I can almost guarantee a California will show up at Sepulveda one of these days.
    
    Dan Cooper
    Ventura Co.
    Moderator, LACoBirds
    
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  43. CAGN in Basin LINK
    DATE: Dec 4, 2016 @ 7:15pm, 6 day(s) ago
    After reviewing all of the photos that I have received from others, I am withdrawing my report of CAGN and calling it a BGGN. 7 of the 10 photos I received (that are conclusive) are definitely BG while only 3 are definitely CA and they are all photos of the same bird !
    The behavior and call were also more representative of CA. 3 of each class (which I apparently failed) can be viewed on my ebird report.
    
    Kris Ohlenkamp
    Fillmore
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  45. CaGn in Sepulveda Basin LINK
    DATE: Dec 4, 2016 @ 2:20pm, 6 day(s) ago
    We had 2 very cooperative California Gnatcatchers this morning on the monthly walk through the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve. From the main entrance on the north side (near the restrooms at the end of the access road {Wildlife Way}) follow the trail past the first bridge and boatramp to the lake to the trail for the island viewing area. The first bird was at that intersection. The second bird was at the outflow from the lake near Burbank Blvd.in the Cottonwood trees.
    The first bird was heard first and then seen for 15+ minutes by all. Many photos were taken that display the mostly dark undertail. The second bird was in the top of the trees fanning out its tail foreven betterviews. As far as I know, this is the first ever sighting in the Sepulveda Basin.
    Kris Ohlenkamp Fillmore
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  47. Dusky-capped Flycatcher Imperial Highway and Las Flores La Mirada LINK
    DATE: Dec 4, 2016 @ 12:19pm, 6 day(s) ago
    I went out this morning to look for the Dusky-capped Flycatcher in La
    Mirada.
    
    I heard it calling a few times, mostly from Eucalyptus Trees but was unable
    to get a visual.
    This has often been the case during the other years it or another was
    present.
    
    The area is an unkept area at the northeasterly corner of Las Flores and
    Imperial in La Mirada. The area has a creek flowing through it and has
    eucalyptus, pepper, oak and sycamore trees to name a few.
    
    Larry Schmahl
    Whittier
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  49. Re: [LACoBirds] Yellow-throated warbler at Earvin Magic Johnson LINK
    DATE: Dec 4, 2016 @ 10:35am, 6 day(s) ago
    I just refound the bird in the location below. It was actively moving around in the pines being harassed by a yellow-rump. Posed for great photos. About 8 of us here got on it.
    
    33.922021, -118.256376
    
    https://maps.google.com/q=33.92202,-118.25637
    
    Jeff Bray
    Irvine, CA
    
    On Sat, Dec 3, 2016 at 3:02 PM -0800, "Chris Dean chrisanndean@... [LACoBirds]" < LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
     Hi,
    
    On the east side of Earvin Magic Johnson park, I found what I believe is a yellow-throated warbler. It was found in a pine tree, just north of fenced area (4th pine east of corner of fence). Saturday, Dec. 3, 2:30pm.
    
    Chris Dean
    
    Silver Lake
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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