Los Angeles RBA- 17 March 2017

Yellow-breasted Sapsucker,©Douglas Pratt

* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* March 17, 2017
* CALA1703.17

-Birds mentioned

Tundra Swan
Yellow-footed Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Least Flycatcher
Hammond=92s Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Black-and-white Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Green-tailed Towhee
Clay-colored Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Harris=92s Sparrow
Dark-eyed =93Pink-sided=94 Junco

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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 17.

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

An adult YELLOW-FOOTED GULL was along the LA River at the Atlantic Blvd. cr=
ossing from March 9-12.  This is likely the same bird seen previously at th=
e Rio Hondo spreading basins in Pico Rivera.

A first cycle LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was at the Rio Hondo spreading groun=
ds on March 16.  There is access at the intersection of Mines and Paramount=
.  Gulls here have been at several of the basins here depending on water le=
vels.  To reach the basin south of Washington Blvd., the simplest way (othe=
r than taking the long walk from the Mines entrance) is to take Paramount t=
o Canford and turn west.  There is access here through a hole in the fence.

A LEAST FLYCATCHER was found on March 17 behind the Whittier Narrows Dam in=
 Montebello.  From San Gabriel Blvd., take Lincoln Ave. south to the parkin=
g area on your left at the top of the dam.  The bird was calling in a large=
 eucalyptus below and to the east of the parking area.

A HAMMOND=92S FLYCATCHER was at the South Coast Botanic Garden in Rolling H=
ills Estates on March 12.  Also present through March 12 was a continuing G=

The EASTERN PHOEBE continued at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through =
March 12.  It has been on the north side near group picnic area 4.

The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh  in Torrance was reported through March=
 15 in the southern part of the preserve near the Chevron (gas station) cor=
ner.  A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER also continues here, last seen behind the e=
quipment sheds on March 15.  Preserve hours are 10AM-5PM Tuesday through Su=

VERMILION FLYCATCHERS included one continuing at the LA National Cemetery t=
hrough March 10 and four at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora reported thro=
ugh March 8.

A DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER was found at John Anson Ford Park in Bell Gardens=
 on March 10 and continued through March 15.  It has been in the northwest =
corner of the park.

The YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER continued at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreatio=
n Area in Willowbrook continued through March 12.  It has most often been a=
round picnic table 12 and around the area northwest of the south lake.

A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continued at the west end of the Rose Garden in Expo=
sition Park through March 9.

The WHITE-THROATED SPARROW at the Cobb Estate at the north end of Lake Aven=
ue in Altadena continued through March 13.  It has been just north and east=
 of the entrance.

Another WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continues at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Bea=

A HARRIS=92S SPARROW continued along Thompson Creek Trail in Claremont thro=
ugh March 12.  To reach the exact location, drive to the very north end of =
Indian Hill Blvd. in Claremont.  There is a free parking lot to the left. W=
alk northeast about one half mile along the Thompson Creek Trail by the wat=
er channel. The first feeding station can be seen on the right by a bench a=
nd drinking fountain. There are bird feeders and a solar panel water dish o=
n the ground.  Walk about one more block to E. Pomello Drive (closed to par=
king) where there is a locked large metal yellow gate to your left. Slip pa=
st it at the channel, and just to the right is the second feeding station w=
hich the Harris's seems to prefer.

A DARK-EYED =93PINK-SIDED=94 JUNCO continued at Apollo Park near Lancaster =
through March 7.

- end transcript

Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA


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