Los Angeles RBA- 30 December 2016

Trumpeter Swans,©David Sibley


* California

* Los Angeles RBA

* December 30, 2016

* CALA1612.30

-Birds mentioned

Snow Goose

=93Eurasian=94 Green-winged Teal

White-winged Scoter

Yellow-footed Gull

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Burrowing Owl

Hammond=92s Flycatcher

Pacific-slope Flycatcher

Eastern Phoebe

Vermilion Flycatcher

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Tropical Kingbird

Lapland Longspur

Black-and-white Warbler

Palm Warbler

Pine Warbler

Painted Redstart

Green-tailed Towhee

White-throated Sparrow

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the ra=
re bird report form):  http://www.californiabirds.org/

Enter your bird sightings on eBird:  http://ebird.org/content/ebird

Hotline:  Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert

E-mail reports to:  Jon Fisher at JonF60@hotmail.com

Coverage:  Los Angeles County


This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for December 30.

The SNOW GOOSE at Lincoln Park in East Los Angeles (incorrectly stated as b=
eing in Alhambra on last week=92s RBA) was reported through December 27.

Another SNOW GOOSE was along the LA River north of the Pacific Coast Highwa=
y on December 26.

Returning was a =93EURASIAN=94 GREEN-WINGED TEAL along the San Gabriel Rive=
r in Pico Rivera.  It was just below Mines Ave on December 26 and 27.  If n=
ot there, be sure to check the spreading basins on the east side of the riv=

A female type WHITE-WINGED SCOTER was off Dockweiler State Beach (opposite =
the RV Park) on December 27.

The San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera had up to fi=
ve LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS from December 26-28.  Two first cycle, one sec=
ond cycle and two adults were present.  Also seen here on December 26 was a=
n adult YELLOW-FOOTED GULL.  All the gulls have been in the north basin, mo=
st easily accessed from the east end of Mines Ave.

The BURROWING OWL at Esperanza Elementary School in the Westlake area of Lo=
s Angeles continued through December 29.

A HAMMOND=92S FLYCATCHER continued through December 30 at Valley Plaza Park=
 in North Hollywood.  It was in the area north of Vanowen and east of the 1=
70 Freeway at the far north end.

The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh in Torrance continued through December =
29.  It has been around the large cottonwood by the Chevron corner of the m=
arsh (the area opposite the Chevron gas station at the corner of Sepulveda =
and Madrona).  The ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER also continued north of the foot=
bridge at the west end of the middle road.  Preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday=
 through Sunday.

The EASTERN PHOEBE at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas continued through =
December 30 on the north side of the park by Group Picnic Area #4.

A VERMILION FLYCATCHER continues at Columbia Park in Torrance in the northw=
est corner of the Community Garden.  It was seen through December 26.

Another VERMILION FLYCATCHER continued at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora=
 through December 23.  It was reported in the area with the vertical headst=

An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was by the cricket fields at the Sepulveda Basin=
 in Van Nuys on December 22.

The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willow=
brook was reported through December 27.  It has often been near the interse=
ction of Wadsworth Ave. and 126th Street, but most recently was seen north =
of the south lake.

A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was on San Clemente Island (no public access) on Decembe=
r 23.

A PALM WARBLER was in Westchester Park in front of the Senior Center on Dec=
ember 24.  Other PALM WARBLERS this past week were southwest of Joe=92s Cra=
b Shack at King Harbor, continuing at the Redondo Beach Marina and at Entra=
dero Park in Torrance.

A PINE WARBLER continued between parking lot 2 and the pier at Santa Fe Dam=
 in Irwindale through December 27.

A PAINTED REDSTART has reportedly returned to Mar Vista for another winter.=
  It is at the Venice-Barry Apartments and was seen on the back side of uni=
t 11811 between Barry and Barrington on December 21.

Another PAINTED REDSTART was at The Estates Condominiums in Rolling Hills E=
states from December 26-29.  It was seen south of the stairs leading to bui=
lding 3604, though it appears move around the area.

The West San Gabriel Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood had a continuing GREE=
N-TAILED TOWHEE.  It was reported through December 27 in the area just sout=
h of the two green and white posts on the west side of the paved walkway.  =
A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER also continued through December 24 nearby at the=
 south end of Monte Verde Park.

A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued at the Wilmington Drain in Harbor City n=
orth of PCH (in and around a pomegranate tree) through December 22.  Anothe=
r WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued at the Village Green Condominiums throug=
h December 25 on the south side of unit 5160.  One was also around the park=
ing lot at Sycamore Canyon in Whittier (off Workman Mill Road) on December =

A ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was along the horse trail north of the Palos Verde=
s Golf Course on December 26.

- end transcript

Jon L Fisher

Glendale, CA



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