Los Angeles RBA- 3 February 2017

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* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* February 3 2017
* CALA1702.03

-Birds mentioned

=93Eurasian=94 Green-winged Teal
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Hammond=92s Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Western Kingbird
Black-and-white Warbler
Palm Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Painted Redstart
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed =93Pink-sided=94 Junco
Summer Tanager
Hooded Oriole

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 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=
ry 27.

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.

- end transcript

Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA


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