* Los Angeles RBA
* February 3 2017
=93Eurasian=94 Green-winged Teal
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Dark-eyed =93Pink-sided=94 Junco
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Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for February 3.
The =93EURASIAN=94 GREEN-WINGED TEAL continues in Pico Rivera. Check both =
the San Gabriel River channel and the spreading basins just to the west. T=
he basins are between Whittier and Washington Blvds and west of the 605 Fre=
eway. Access is from the east end of Mines Ave. or at the southwest corner=
of the basins via Pico Vista Road.
A female BLACK SCOTER and a female WHITE-WINGED SCOTER were off Dockweiler =
State Beach near the end of Imperial Highway in El Segundo on February 2.
An adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL continued at the San Gabriel Coastal Basi=
n Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera through January 31. Late morning or aft=
ernoon is best for gulls here, often very few are present early in the day.
Consensus thus far is that a gull found at these spreading grounds on Janua=
ry 31 was a second cycle SLATY-BACKED GULL.
A HAMMOND=92S FLYCATCHER continued at Valley Plaza Park in North Hollywood =
through January 28 and a PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER continued at William Andr=
ews Clark Memorial Library in Los Angeles through January 31.
The EASTERN PHOEBE at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas continued through =
January 31 on the north side of the park around Group Picnic Area #4.
The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh in Torrance was reported through Janua=
ry 31 in the southern part of the preserve near the Chevron (gas station) c=
orner. Hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday. An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER =
also continues at Madrona, being last seen on February 2. Preserve hours a=
re 10AM-5PM Tuesday through Sunday.
Four VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continued at the Castaic Sports Complex through =
January 29. Check the lawns near the children=92s play area. Other VERMIL=
ION FLYCATCHERS included two at Oakdale Memorial Park through January 27 an=
d one at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook through Fe=
bruary 2 (check the south pond area).
The TROPICAL KINGBIRD continues at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area=
in Willowbrook, being last reported at the south lake on February 2.
A WESTERN KINGBIRD was at Madrona Marsh in Torrance on January 27.
A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at Legg Lake in South El Monte through =
January 27 in the area west of restroom 7. This spot is west of the Santa =
Anita parking area (just south of the 60 Freeway). Also at Legg Lake was a=
continuing WHITE-THROATED SPARROW seen along the south fence line on Janua=
Another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued east of the library at Ed Segundo=
Library Park through January 28.
A new BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was in trees at the west end of the gully at =
Peck Park in San Pedro on February 1.
A PALM WARBLER continued at Entradero Park in Torrance through January 27. =
It is being seen around the pond and observation platform.
The YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER continues at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreatio=
n Area in Willowbrook through January 29. Check the area east of the Avalo=
n parking lot.
The PAINTED REDSTART at The Estates Condominiums in Rolling Hills Estates w=
as reported through January 28 around building 3604.
A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued through January 28 around the parking ar=
ea at Sycamore Canyon (off Workman Mill Road) in Whittier. Another continu=
ed through February 2 at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia on the northeas=
t slope of Tallac Knoll in the southwest corner of the property.
A DARK-EYED =93PINK-SIDED=94 JUNCO was at Gloria Heer Park in Rowland Heigh=
ts on the slope north of the playground on February 2.
A male SUMMER TANGER continues at the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale. =
It was seen through February 1 on the east side of Riverside Drive in syca=
mores around the small wooden sheds.
A male HOODED ORIOLE was near the picnic area at Temescal Canyon Park in Pa=
cific Palisades on January 27. Another was in Sierra Madre on January 31.
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Jon L Fisher
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