Los Angeles RBA- 20 January 2017

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* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* January 20 2017
* CALA1701.20

-Birds mentioned

=93Eurasian=94 Green-winged Teal
Red-necked Grebe
Red Knot
Hammond=92s Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Lapland Longspur
Palm Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Painted Redstart
Green-tailed Towhee
=93Red=94 Fox Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed =93Pink-sided=94 Junco

California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the ra=
re bird report form):  http://www.californiabirds.org/

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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 20.

The =93EURASIAN=94 GREEN-WINGED TEAL continues in Pico Rivera.  Check both =
the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds between Whittier and Washin=
gton Blvd. and also the river channel bordering their east side.

The RED-NECKED GREBE at Castaic Lagoon continued through January 17.

A RED KNOT continues at the Ballona Creek mouth and was reported through Ja=
nuary 13.  Easiest access is from the end of Pacific Ave in Playa del Rey.

The EASTERN PHOEBE at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas continued through =
January 18 on the north side of the park by Group Picnic Area #4.  A =93RED=
=94 FOX SPARROW was here on January 8 (and apparently present for some time=
 prior).  It was by the north shore at the north end of the large square pa=
rking lot northeast of the small green pier.

The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh  in Torrance was reported through Janua=
ry 17 in the southern part of the preserve near the Chevron (gas station) c=
orner.  An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER continues at Madrona as well and was rep=
orted through January 15.  Hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.

Two VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continue at the Castaic Sports Complex on January=
 17.  Another (female) was at Grand Park in Monrovia on January 18.

The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at Creek Park in La Mirada was reported through=
 January 19.  Check the eucalyptus grove north of Imperial Highway and Las =

The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willow=
brook was reported through January 19.  It has recently been northeast of t=
he end of the Avalon parking lot.  The female VERMILION FLYCATCHER also con=
tinues, being last reported in the same area on December 17.  The YELLOW-TH=
ROATED WARBLER continued through January 19 in the same spot.

The VERDIN at White Point Nature Preserve in San Pedro continued through Ja=
nuary 19.  It has been around the native plant garden and parking lot.  The=
 most recent report placed it about 100 yards south of the garden.

A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was on San Clemente Island on January 18.

A PALM WARBLER was at Entradero Park in Torrance on January 19.  It was nor=
thwest of the pond.

The PAINTED REDSTART at The Estates Condominiums in Rolling Hills Estates w=
as reported through January 19 around building 3604.  A HAMMOND=92S FLYCATC=
HER was in this area also through January 19.

The West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood had a continuin=
g GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE reported through January 16.  A good area to check is=
 just south of the two green and white posts on the west side of the paved =

A SWAMP SPARROW as at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh on January 14.

A continuing WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beac=
h on January 14.

DARK-EYED =93PINK-SIDED=94 JUNCOS were at two locations in the Antelope Val=
ley this past week.  One was on the far west side of Apollo Park in Lancast=
er on January 16 and the other was at the Rancho Sierra Golf Club on Januar=
y 17.  For the golf club, be sure to ask permission at the club house to bi=
rd the perimeter.

- end transcript

Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA


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