Los Angeles RBA- 17 February 2017

California Gnatcatcher,©David Sibley

* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* February 17 2017
* CALA1702.17

-Birds mentioned

=93Eurasian=94 Green-winged Teal
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Short-eared Owl
Northern =93Yellow-shafted=94 Flicker
Hammond=92s Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Western Kingbird
Black-and-white Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Painted Redstart
Green-tailed Towhee
Clay-colored Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed =93Pink-sided=94 Junco
Summer Tanager
Orchard 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 17.

The =93EURASIAN=94 GREEN-WINGED TEAL continues in Pico Rivera and was repor=
ted through February 12 (be aware that an intergrade Eurasian/American Gree=
n-winged Teal has also been seen here recently).  It has most recently been=
 on the island in the south basin.  The basins are between Whittier and Was=
hington Blvd. and west of the 605 Freeway.  Access is from the east end of =
Mines Ave. or at the southwest corner of the basins via Pico Vista Road.

A second cycle SLATY-BACKED GULL was seen in Pico Rivera off and on through=
 February 11.  It has been both at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading =
Grounds and more recently at the Rio Hondo spreading basins at the west end=
 of Mines Ave.  One to two LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS (both adult and immatu=
re birds have been seen) also continued at the Rio Hondo spreading grounds =
through February 15.  There is access at the intersection of Mines and Para=
mount.  Gulls here have been at several of the basins here depending on wat=
er levels.  To reach the basin south of Washington Blvd., the simplest way =
(other than taking the long walk from the Mines entrance) is to take Paramo=
unt to Canford and turn west.  There is access here through a hole in the f=

A SHORT-EARED OWL was in the west Antelope Valley on February 11 near 300th=
 Street West and the LA Aqueduct.

A NORTHERN =93YELLOW-SHAFTED=94 FLICKER was in the southwest part of Inglew=
ood Park Cemetery on February 10.

A HAMMOND=92S FLYCATCHER continues at Valley Plaza Park in North Hollywood.=
  It was in the northeast area through February 11.  Another HAMMOND=92S FL=
YCATCHER was at the South Coast Botanic Garden on February 12.

A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER continues at the West San Gabriel River Parkway =
Nature Trail, being last seen on February 12.  It has been at the south end=
 of Monte Verde Park (fenced, but adjacent to the north end of the nature t=

The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh  in Torrance was reported through Febru=
ary 15 in the southern part of the preserve near the Chevron (gas station) =
corner.  An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER also continues at Madrona, being last s=
een on February 13.  The WESTERN KINGBIRD at Madrona Marsh in Torrance cont=
inued through February 12.  Preserve hours are 10AM-5PM Tuesday through Sun=

The EASTERN PHOEBE at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas continued through =
February 12 on the north side of the park around Group Picnic Area #4.

VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continue, with four at Castaic Sports Complex seen th=
rough February 11 and one at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Wi=
llowbrook (usually on the island in the south lake or in that general area)=
 through February 13.

The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at Creek Park in La Mirada was heard in and nea=
r the eucalyptus grove by Imperial Highway again on February 11.

The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willow=
brook continued through February 11.  The island in the south lake is a goo=
d spot to check, as well as adjacent areas.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was on Tallac Knoll at the LA County Arboretum fr=
om February 11-14.  A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continues here as well at the =
top east side of the knoll.

The YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in =
Willowbrook continued through February 13.  It has most often been around p=
icnic table 12 and around the area northwest of the south lake.

The PAINTED REDSTART at The Estates Condominiums in Rolling Hills Estates w=
as reported through February 12 around building 3604.

Another PAINTED RESTART continues at the Venice-Barry Apartments in Mar Vis=
ta.  It was reported on February 12 just north of the apartments on the wes=
t side.

The GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail =
continued through February 10.  Another was at the South Coast Botanic Gard=
en on February 12.

A SWAMP SPARROW continued along the Playa Vista Riparian Corridor below Loy=
ola Marymount University through February 12.  It is being seen at the hill=
side concrete drainage channel adjacent to the end of Village Drive.

A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was north of the entrance at Cobb Estate in Altade=
na on February 10.  Others were at Neff Park in La Mirada on February 10 an=
d at the South Coast Botanic Garden on February 12.

A DARK-EYED =93PINK-SIDED=94 JUNCO was at Linden H. Chandler Park in Rollin=
g Hills Estates on February 14.

A male SUMMER TANGER continues at the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale. =
 It was seen through February 12 on the east side of Riverside Drive, and i=
s often in the area around the small wooden sheds.

Another SUMMER TANAGER was in Pasadena near the intersection of Arden Road =
and Lake Ave. on February 15.

The female ORCHARD ORIOLE at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia continued t=
hrough February 12.  It has been in the Aloe Garden (just northwest of the =
entrance complex).

- end transcript

Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA


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