Los Angeles RBA- 8 March 2017

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* California

* Los Angeles RBA

* March 8, 2017

* CALA1703.08

-Birds mentioned

Tundra Swan


Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Eastern Phoebe

Vermilion Flycatcher


Palm Warbler

Green-tailed Towhee

White-throated Sparrow

Harris=92s Sparrow

Baltimore Oriole

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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 March 8.

A TUNDRA SWAN continued at Pierce College in Woodland Hills through March 6=
.  It has been in the fields south of El Rancho Drive.

A first cycle ICELAND GULL was reported again on March 4 at the Rio Hondo s=
preading basins.  The gulls here have been in the basin below Washington Bl=
vd.  Afternoons are best and Sundays should be avoided (as the nearby Puent=
e Hills Landfill that attracts gulls is not operating).  To reach the basin=
 south of Washington Blvd., take Paramount to Canford and turn west.  There=
 is access here through a hole in the fence.

A female YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was at Bixby Marshland in Carson on March=
 4.  It was in willows south of the parking area.

The EASTERN PHOEBE continued at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through =
March 6.  It has been on the north side near group picnic area 4.

A VERMILION FLYCATCHER continues at Columbia Park in Torrance, being report=
ed there through March 4.  Another continues at the Los Angeles National Ce=

The THICK-BILLED KINGBIRD at Horsethief Canyon Park in San Dimas was report=
ed through March 6.  It tends to favor the wooded ravine just west of the d=
og park, but can move widely around the area.  It has recently been reporte=
d around the horse property south of the dog park.

A continuing PALM WARBLER was at Entradero Park in Torrance through March 7=
.  It was seen around the batting cages.

The wintering GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nat=
ure Trail in Lakewood was reported through March 4.  Look for it along the =
paved pathway south of the two green and white poles that are on the west s=
ide of the path.

A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continues at the Cobb Estate and the north end of =
Lake Avenue in Altadena.  It=92s been north and east of the entrance and la=
st reported along the old paved road that runs through the property.

A HARRIS=92S SPARROW continued along Thompson Creek Trail in Claremont thro=
ugh March 6.  To reach the exact location, drive to the very north end of I=
ndian Hill Blvd. in Claremont.  There is a free parking lot to the left. Wa=
lk east about one half mile along the Thompson Creek Trail by the water cha=
nnel. The first feeding station can be seen on the right by a bench and dri=
nking fountain. There are bird feeders and a solar panel water dish on the =
ground.  Walk about one more block to Pomello Ave. (closed to parking) wher=
e there is a locked large metal yellow gate to your left. Slip past it at t=
he channel, and just to the right is the second feeding station which the H=
arris's seems to prefer.

An adult male BALTIMORE ORIOLE was at La Mirada Park (not to be confused wi=
th La Mirada Creek Park) on March 7.

- end transcript

Jon L Fisher

Glendale, CA



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