Los Angeles RBA- 6 January 2017

Lesser Jacana,©Tony Disley


* California

* Los Angeles RBA

* January 6 2017

* CALA1701.06

-Birds mentioned

=93Eurasian=94 Green-winged Teal
White-winged Scoter
Red-necked Grebe
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Bald Eagle
Hammond=92s Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Cassin=92s Vireo
Plumbeous Vireo
Pacific Wren
Mountain Bluebird
Black-and-white Warbler
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Painted Redstart
Green-tailed Towhee
Clay-colored Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed =93Pink-sided=94 Junco
Black-headed Grosbeak
Hooded Oriole
Baltimore Oriole

California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the ra=
re 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@hotmail.com
Coverage:  Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted


This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for January 6.

The =93EURASIAN=94 GREEN-WINGED TEAL along the San Gabriel River in Pico Ri=
vera continued through January 2.  Check both the river channel and the spr=
eading basins between Whittier and Washington (on the west side of the rive=
r).  Access can be had at the east end of Mines Ave. or from Pico Vista Roa=
d at the southwest corner of the basins.

Four female type WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were off Dockweiler State Beach in El=
 Segundo on January 4.  Two were opposite lifeguard station 61, one was opp=
osite the Imperial Highway and one was opposite lifeguard station 53.

Castaic Lagoon had a RED-NECKED GREBE on December 31 near the south end.  A=
lso present was a BALD EAGLE, a CASSIN=92S VIREO (north of restroom 9) and =
two PLUMBEOUS VIREOS (near parking lot 13 and near restroom 10).

At least one LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL continued at the San Gabriel Coastal =
Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera through December 30.  Gull flocks ca=
n be in either the north or south basin and tend to congregate by late morn=
ing.  Enter from the east end of Mines Ave.

The EASTERN PHOEBE at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas continued through =
January 4 on the north side of the park by Group Picnic Area #4.

Up to four VERMILION FLYCATCHERS were at the Castaic Sports Complex from De=
cember 31-January 1.  Other VERMILION FLYCATCHERS included at least two con=
tinuing birds at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora, one at the LA National =
Cemetery on January 2 and one at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area i=
n Willowbrook through January 3 (often on the island in the south lake).

The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willow=
brook was reported through January 4.  It was most recently in the western =
section, but has also been near the intersection of Wadsworth Ave. and 126t=
h Street and also north of the south lake.

A continuing PACIFIC WREN was in Monrovia Canyon through January 2 near tra=
il marker number 8.

Up to ten MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRDS continue at Brackett Field in La Verne.  They =
were last reported on January 4 past the west end of the runway adjacent to=
 the nursery.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at the Raintree Condominium complex in Culver=
 City on January 2.  Another continued in the southern part of Madrona Mars=
h Preserve in Torrance through January 3.  Preserve hours are 10-5, Tuesday=
 through Sunday.

A PALM WARBLER was at the Los Angeles National Cemetery (along Christian Av=
e.) on January 2.

A PINE WARBLER continued between parking lot 2 and the pier at Santa Fe Dam=
 in Irwindale through December 29.

The YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in =
Willowbrook continues.  It was seen on January 4 and 5 near the east end of=
 the Avalon parking lot and by picnic area 12 north of the south lake.

The PAINTED REDSTART at The Estates Condominiums in Rolling Hills Estates w=
as reported through January 2 around building 3603 and 3604.  A HAMMOND=92S=
 FLYCATCHER was in this area from January 1-2.

The West San Gabriel Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood has a continuing GREE=
N-TAILED TOWHEE reported through January 3.  A good area to check is just s=
outh of the two green and white posts on the west side of the paved walkway=
.  A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW and a CASSIN=92S VIREO were along the nature trai=
l on January 2.  A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER also continued through January =
1 at the south end of Monte Verde Park (this is a reservation only fenced a=
rea at the north end of the Parkway Nature Trail).

A SWAMP SPARROW continued along the Playa Vista Riparian Corridor below Loy=
ola Marymount University through January 3.  It is near where Village Drive=
 dead ends and a hillside concrete drainage channel.  A BLACK-HEADED GROSBE=
AK was also in this area on January 3.

Another BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK (first winter male) was at Cheviot Hills Park=
 in eucalyptus across from Motor Ave. on January 2.

A DARK-EYED =93PINK-SIDED=94 JUNCO was at Elysian Park on January 3.  It wa=
s above Elysian Park Drive west of Stadiumn Way.

A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued at the LA County Arboretum through Janua=
ry 4.  It was on the northeast slope of Tallac Knoll.  Another WHITE-THROAT=
ED SPARROW continued at the Wilmington Drain in Harbor City north of PCH (i=
n and around a pomegranate tree) through January 1.

A female BALTIMORE ORIOLE was at Holmby Park near Westwood on January 2 and=
 an immature male HOODED ORIOLE was at Creek Park in La Mirada on January 4=

- end transcript

Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA


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