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26 Nov The geese have returned to the Yolo Bypass! ["rubys_oograah AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
24 Nov SJ Franklin's Gulls ["Chris Conard conardc AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
24 Nov Re: MERCED CO Rusty Blackbird ["Joseph Morlan jmorlan AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
23 Nov parole and evening grosbeak in Stanislaus ["John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
23 Nov Parula continues in Stanislaus ["John Harris johnh AT mills.edu [central_valley_birds]" ]
22 Nov Northern Parula continues in Stanislaus Co. ["Harold Reeve birder AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
21 Nov Re: Siskins and a vireo ["Farley Cross farleycross AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
21 Nov Falcated Duck continues 11/21/14 ["Logan Kahle logan AT archive.org [central_valley_birds]" ]
21 Nov Falcated Duck ["jann_dorothy AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
21 Nov Yolo/Solano bird highlights ["Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
21 Nov Correction on Eucalyptus Location, Northern Parula ["bees2 AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
21 Nov Northern Parula, More Details ["bees2 AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
21 Nov FW: eBird Report - La Grange Regional Park--Basso Bridge and fishing access, Nov 21, 2014 ["'Jim Gain \(birding\)' phalarope AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
21 Nov Siskins and a vireo ["Michele Swartout michele31 AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
21 Nov Northern Parula at Basso Bridge STA ["Jim Gain phalarope AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
20 Nov Local birds ["Manfred Kusch makusch AT ucdavis.edu [central_valley_birds]" ]
20 Nov Folsom Lake birds ["Craig Swolgaard cswol AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
20 Nov Falcated Duck refound ["sskalos4 AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
20 Nov RE: Lark Bunting East STA ["'Jim Gain \(birding\)' phalarope AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
20 Nov Lark Bunting East STA ["'Jim Gain \(birding\)' phalarope AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
19 Nov Merced County ["Kent Van Vuren VanVurenK AT aol.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
19 Nov CV Birding Symposium Vendors and Exhibitors ["Chris Conard conardc AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
19 Nov Rusty blackbird ["John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
18 Nov Western Tanagers in Land Park, Sacramento ["Leo Edson leoedson AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
18 Nov Vermilion Flycatcher female Bittern Marsh Trail Merced NWR ["John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
18 Nov Varied Thrush ["Rich Howard rhoward1 AT surewest.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
18 Nov North Davis Harris's Sparrow 11/18 ["ldwarbler AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
17 Nov Re: Digest Number 4898 ["Dawn Garcia mel.dawn AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
17 Nov Sacramento Co. Greater Scaup ["Gil Ewing gewing1 AT earthlink.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
17 Nov A GREAT day in Merced County/Eastern Phoebe ["Ralph Baker sharks_hockey_maniac AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
17 Nov RE: MERCED CO Rusty Blackbird ["cdlou37 cdlou37 AT comcast.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
17 Nov RE: [SJBIRDS] Rusty Blackbird Merced County ["cdlou37 cdlou37 AT comcast.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
16 Nov Sat. at Cosumnes River Preserve & Staten Island Road ["'Lisa Myers' lisa AT letsgobirding.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
16 Nov RE: Rusty Blackbird in Merced County ["'Jim Gain \(birding\)' phalarope AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
16 Nov Re: News re falcated duck? ["John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
16 Nov Re: News re falcated duck? ["BRUCE DEUEL bdeuel AT wildblue.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
15 Nov Putah Creek CBC Dec 14; Bird ID Workshop Dec 3 ["Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
15 Nov News re falcated duck? ["'John Cant' jgcant AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
15 Nov Rusty Blackbird in Merced County ["Kent Van Vuren VanVurenK AT aol.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
15 Nov MERCED CO Rusty Blackbird ["Frances Oliver hummer52ffo AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
14 Nov Rusty Blackbird ["Kent Van Vuren VanVurenK AT aol.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
15 Nov Re: eBird report of Rusty Blackbird in Merced County ["Joanne Katanic joanne.katanic AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
14 Nov Possible Rusty Blackbird ["suebird AT comcast.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
14 Nov eBird report of Rusty Blackbird in Merced County ["mojoedevine AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
14 Nov eBird report of Rusty Blackbird south of Gustine ["mojoedevine AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
14 Nov Teal Slam at Yolo ["Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
14 Nov Chukar ["rrozema54 AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
13 Nov Four-county bird-photo trip ["Tom Grey tgrey AT law.stanford.edu [central_valley_birds]" ]
13 Nov Re: Woodland WTP ["'Adamson, Roger' rhadamson AT ucdavis.edu [central_valley_birds]" ]
13 Nov Tall Forest bird survey on Saturday ["'John and Glennah Trochet' trochetj AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
13 Nov Re: Woodland WTP ["Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
13 Nov Woodland WTP ["'mekirkchaney AT yahoo.com' mekirkchaney@yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
13 Nov Birds in Folsom, SAC ["Steve Abbott papasula AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
13 Nov Pine Siskin ["John Harris johnh AT mills.edu [central_valley_birds]" ]
12 Nov Chico CBC -- Dec. 20th & Oroville CBC -- Dec. 28th ["'Mary Muchowski' mmuchowski AT earthlink.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
12 Nov Red Bluff CBC -- Jan. 3, 2015 ["'Mary Muchowski' mmuchowski AT earthlink.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
12 Nov Red Bluff CBC ["Bill Oliver wwoliver9 AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
12 Nov Solano Lake County Park birding ["'Peter B. Armstrong' PBARMSTRONG AT UCDAVIS.EDU [central_valley_birds]" ]
12 Nov Re: Yolo County west side ["Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
12 Nov Parade of white geese! ["Michele Swartout michele31 AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
11 Nov Yolo County east side ["Leo Edson leoedson AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
11 Nov Yolo County west side ["Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
11 Nov Vesper Sparrow, Michigan Bar Rd, Sacramento Co. ["danielamywelsh AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
11 Nov CBC dates for Oroville, Peace Valley and Rio Cosumnes? ["maryolo1 AT netscape.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
11 Nov Stockton CBC and Wallace-Bellota CBC ["Jim Rowoth rowoth AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
10 Nov Re: [CVBirds] Ruby-crowned Kinglet Behavior ["Kurt Mize k1mize AT aol.com [sierra-nevadabirds]" ]
10 Nov The Ruby-crowned Kinglets and the Jay's _ Re: ruby-crowned kinglets flaring out their crown? ["'L. Broderick' larrybroderick AT donahuetrucks.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
10 Nov Re: [CVBirds] Ruby-crowned Kinglet Behavior ["Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [sierra-nevadabirds]" ]
10 Nov Re: Ruby-crowned Kinglet Behavior ["Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
10 Nov Re: Ruby-crowned Kinglet Behavior ["'Denise Hamilton' napabirders AT att.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
10 Nov Sutter County Mountain Bluebirds ["Leo Edson leoedson AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
10 Nov Ruby-crowned Kinglet Behavior ["Craig Swolgaard cswol AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
10 Nov Ruby-crowned Kinglet Behavior ["Craig Swolgaard cswol AT sbcglobal.net [sierra-nevadabirds]" ]
10 Nov Re: black-throated gray warblers ["Craig Swolgaard cswol AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
10 Nov Re: Fox Sparrow ["Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
10 Nov black-throated gray warblers ["'Perrone, Michael AT DWR' Michael.Perrone@water.ca.gov [central_valley_birds]" ]

Subject: The geese have returned to the Yolo Bypass!
From: "rubys_oograah AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 26 Nov 2014 09:00:04 -0800
I drove over the Yolo Causeway this morning and yesterday morning just after 
dawn; yesterday there were nothing but blackbirds and pigeons flying over, this 
morning there were thousands of brown and white geese flying over the wetlands 
south of the freeway! 

 

 The problem was that the floor of the bypass was fogged in, and I couldn't 
tell quite where the geese were located - they seemed to be east of the auto 
loop, probably in the rice fields. Still, they were an impressive sight, crowds 
and skeins of geese in the distance and high overhead. May the winter weather 
follow them. 

 

 Karen Keinitz
 Davis
Subject: SJ Franklin's Gulls
From: "Chris Conard conardc AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:24:37 -0800
Hi folks,

With all the activity of another great Central Valley Birding Symposium, it
appears these birds did not get reported to the listserve. I was told
that Alison
Sheehey found a Franklin's Gull just west of I-5 at Turner Rd north of
Lodi. The bird was seen on 11/22 and two were seen the morning of 11/23 in
addition to a few Mew Gulls.

Exit Turner Rd from I-5 (the first exit N of Hwy 12) and go under the
freeway to the frontage road.  Look for the (mostly Ring-billed) gulls
around the dairy and ag field to the south. It may have been reported just
to the north as well. On our way to our field trip to the Bufferlands
yesterday, we made a brief stop at noon and were unable to find it/them.

Thanks to everyone for a great Symposium!

Chris Conard
Sacramento
Subject: Re: MERCED CO Rusty Blackbird
From: "Joseph Morlan jmorlan AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:00:27 -0800
The RUSTY BLACKBIRD was at the 5th pole north of Gun Club Road and the
VERMILION FLYCATCHER was still at Wilson Road off Sante Fe Grade on Friday,
November 21st.

Photos at...

http://fog.ccsf.edu/~jmorlan/newgallery.htm

Further notes on the Rusty Blackbird...

http://fog.ccsf.edu/~jmorlan/RustyBlackbirdSP1200207.htm

Also there were 14 CATTLE EGRETS and a PEREGRINE FALCON just north of
Wilson Road; and 12 GREAT-TAILED GRACKLES just south of Wilson Road.  

On Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:50:03 -0800, "cdlou37 cdlou37 AT comcast.net
[central_valley_birds]" 
wrote:

>Rusty Blackbird continues on Monday morning.
>
>Vermilion Flycatcher continues at Wilson/Santa Fe Grade
>Calvin Lou
>
>
>Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone
>
>
-------- Original message --------
From: "Frances Oliver hummer52ffo AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]"
Date:11/15/2014 3:28 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: County birders , CV Birds
Subject: [CVBirds] MERCED CO Rusty Blackbird
>
Earlier this morning John Luther called that he had refound the RUSTY BLACKBIRD. So Pat B, Liz W, Joanne K. & I raced down to Santa Fe Grade Rd. A number of birders came and went. Kent VB was the first to refind it, then Liz and the rest of us including Jim & Sheree Lomax watched it fly from the pond edge to the fence posts. Cameras were snapping as it posed for us. > >So where should you look for it ? Most of the sightings were along Santa Fe Grade Rd, N of Gun Club Rd between the 4th & 5th telephone pole. Look along the edge of the pond on the west side of the road. > >A great CV bird for us all! Thanks Joanne for posting it on Ebird! > >Frances >Lodi, Ca > -- Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA "It turns out we're very good at not seeing things" - Jack Hitt ------------------------------------ Posted by: Joseph Morlan ------------------------------------ ------------------------------------ Yahoo Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/central_valley_birds/ <*> Your email settings: Individual Email | Traditional <*> To change settings online go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/central_valley_birds/join (Yahoo! ID required) <*> To change settings via email: central_valley_birds-digest AT yahoogroups.com central_valley_birds-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: central_valley_birds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com <*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to: https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: parole and evening grosbeak in Stanislaus
From: "John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:55:43 -0800
Shortly before watching the Northern Parula at Basso Bridge, I heard a Evening 
Grosbeak calling and flying west over the river. Jon Dunn had a flock of 
Evening Grosbeaks a few days ago, and these represent only the second and third 
county records. There must be many more on the eastern edge of the valley, so 
keep your ears and eyes open. 


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Subject: Parula continues in Stanislaus
From: "John Harris johnh AT mills.edu [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:26:58 -0800
I arrived at 10:00 am at the Basso bridge to find Ralph Baker and Jim
Rowoth studying the continuing Northern Parula. The only thing I would add
to the prior descriptions of the location and behavior would be that the
bird was shuttling between the eucalyptus on the north side of the little
pond to a small Valley Oak right along the trail that people have been
using on the south side of the arm of the pond nearest the bathroom. The
oak is at the point where the trail veers to the right toward the main body
of the pond.
John Harris
Oakdale
p.s. I saw several Lewis's Woodpeckers along highway 132 in the first few
miles west of its intersection with Lake Road, so if you are going to Basso
bridge from the west, keep an eye out.
Subject: Northern Parula continues in Stanislaus Co.
From: "Harold Reeve birder AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:57:44 -0800
Sherrie Reeve and I re-found the first-year, female Northern Parula at the 
Basso Bridge Fishing Access in eastern Stanislaus County at 3:45 PM on 
Saturday, Nov. 22. The fishing access is located on Lake Rd. immediately south 
of Hwy. 132 where the highway crosses the Tuolumne River about 16 miles east of 
the town of Waterford. 


We saw the Northern Parula in the same eucalyptus tree where it was seen by 
Eric Caine on Friday afternoon. This tree is 75 yards east of the parking lot 
between the small pond and Hwy. 132. We saw the bird from the small path 
through the trees behind and just north of the restroom building. The tree is 
also visible from the roadside and is 75 yards east of the east end of the Hwy. 
132 bridge, but there is only a narrow shoulder and it is probably safer to 
view this tree from the path by the pond instead. 


We found the bird almost immediately after arriving, having heard it chip as we 
approached the viewing location across the small pond from the eucalyptus tree. 
It was very active, moving throughout the upper half of the tree. It never left 
the tree for the entire time we were there (3:45 to 4:34 pm) and gave the 
impression that it was settling in to roost toward the end of our stay. It 
occasionally gave a strong chip with a very slight lisp; higher in pitch, 
shorter in duration, and clearer in quality than an Audubon's Warbler chip. 
From about 4:05 to 4:13 pm it chipped frequently as it actively moved around, 
then stopped any vocalization and became subdued in its behavior, restricting 
its range to a small, densely-leafed area near the center of the tree until we 
left. 


Harold Reeve
Modesto
Subject: Re: Siskins and a vireo
From: "Farley Cross farleycross AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:57:28 -0800
Well my feeder isn't quite as exciting and though I haven't seen any 
Hutton's Vireo I did, right before reading your message Michele, have 
two Pine Siskins pecking and eating on the ground below my multi-seed 
feeder amongst many Am Goldfinch!  They are so cute!  I hope as time 
goes by I'll have more of them.  Two years ago when they came down, I 
had them most of the winter.  I've opened the shutters and have a camera 
at the ready in case I get lucky again.


Farley Cross
Sacramento
Pocket Area




On 11/21/14, 2:45 PM, Michele Swartout michele31 AT sbcglobal.net 
[central_valley_birds] wrote:
>
> I have a couple Pine Siskins on the thistle feeder right now and had 
> Hutton's Vireo gleaning bugs off my ash tree about an hour ago. Good day!
>
> Michele Swartout
> Red Bluff
>
> ^ ^
> { 0,0 }
> I ) _ )
> =,,=,,=
>
> 

Subject: Falcated Duck continues 11/21/14
From: "Logan Kahle logan AT archive.org [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:41:03 -0800
Hi all,
Since nobody else has posted, I thought I'd mention that a group of birders, 
including Ted Beedy, Bruce Deuel and myself observed the Falcated Duck at the 
Colusa NWR observation platform today starting around 8:30am, when it flew in 
from the west. 



Also present were a couple male Eurasian Wigeon, a Sora, a Peregrine Falcon, 
and Sharp-shinned and Ferruginous Hawks from the observation platform and a 
male Eurasian Wigeon and three (one male and two female) Redheads on the Auto 
Tour Loop. 

Good birding,
Logan Kahle

San Francisco 


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Subject: Falcated Duck
From: "jann_dorothy AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 21 Nov 2014 16:54:58 -0800
The Falcated Duck was present again today at the Colusa NWR around 11:00am. It 
was about 30 yards directly in front of the observation platform. It was 
overcast and cloudy with light rain starting about 12:30pm. I've posted two 
photos in the Rarities folder. 

 

 Jann Dorothy
 Sacramento   
Subject: Yolo/Solano bird highlights
From: "Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:35:48 -0800
The CVBC Symposium trip to Yolo County and Putah Creek had the following
highlights:

2nd cycle GLAUCOUS GULL, massive and gleaming, at the Davis WTP
EURASIAN WIGEON at the Lake Solano Diversion Dam
6+ BLUE-WINGED TEAL at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area (southwest of Lot B)
likely "ruber" RED-BR SAPSUCKER at Fishing Access #1
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE from the Lake Solano Pleasants Valley Rd bridge
(upstream)
amazing displaying HOODED MERGANSERS on Putah Creek, video at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxS79wDXERA&list=UUt1LewAnxSDVh8ygIaps1PA
and various other goodies:  LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS, STELLER'S JAYS, VARIED
THRUSH, RUFOUS-CR SPARROW, VESPER SPARROW
and RIVER OTTERS at YBWA and Lake Solano.

Pics of the wigeon and Rufous-cr Sparrow are at the Yolo Audubon Facebook
page.

Preliminary count was 117 species for the day.

good birding,



-- 
Steve Hampton
Davis, CA
Subject: Correction on Eucalyptus Location, Northern Parula
From: "bees2 AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 21 Nov 2014 16:02:33 -0800
This correction of my previous post is copied from STA_Yahoo from Eric Caine:
 

 

 https://us-mg204.mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?.partner=sbc&.rand=afb0s8t922773# 
 Today at 3:53 PM 
 The lone Eucalyptus is below Highway 132, not Lake Road. Walk behind the 
restrooms, past the cattails, start down the path around the pond. You will see 
the Eucalyptus on the hill to your left, across the pond. The bird was feeding 
about 1:00-2:00 o'clock most of the time. Very active but often behind leaves. 

 ec
 







 Sal Salerno, Modesto
 

 

Subject: Northern Parula, More Details
From: "bees2 AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 21 Nov 2014 15:46:11 -0800
 https://us-mg204.mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?.partner=sbc&.rand=elib4lgto42lk# 
 Today at 3:44 PM 
 When the CVBS group got onto the female Northern Parula at 10:40 a.m., the 
bird was foraging, and then it perched for a while, inside the tallest 
eucalyptus tree between two picnic tables at Basso Bridge (Lake Road and 
Highway 132). That tree is on the left side of the parking lot as you look at 
the river. An Orange-crowned Warbler and Yellow-rumped Warbler was in that same 
tree. 

 

 At 1:15 p.m., Eric Caine of Modesto re-found the Northern Parula in a 
different location at Bass Bridge area. He went behind the restrooms on the 
other side of the parking lot, then he walked around the small trail that 
circles a small pond with cattails. There is a lone eucalyptus tree on the 
hill, just below Lake Road. He saw the Parula actively foraging low in that 
eucalyptus. 

 

 Jim Gain and a few participants got some photos of the bird. To repeat Jim's 
eBird note, this is only a second record for Stanislaus County. 

 

 Good luck!
 

 Sal Salerno, Modesto 






Subject: FW: eBird Report - La Grange Regional Park--Basso Bridge and fishing access, Nov 21, 2014
From: "'Jim Gain \(birding\)' phalarope AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:27:20 -0800
Northern Parula image at https://flic.kr/p/pRWBC6 Was refound by Eric Caine 
around 1:15 this afternoon. 

This is the second county record for this species.

Jim Gain
Modesto

-----Original Message-----
From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu [mailto:ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu]
Sent: Friday, November 21, 2014 3:24 PM
To: jimgain AT sbcglobal.net
Subject: eBird Report - La Grange Regional Park--Basso Bridge and fishing 
access, Nov 21, 2014 


La Grange Regional Park--Basso Bridge and fishing access, Stanislaus, US-CA Nov 
21, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 

Protocol: Traveling
0.25 mile(s)
39 species

Wood Duck  3
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  1
Turkey Vulture  16
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Virginia Rail  3
Mourning Dove  4
White-throated Swift  20
Anna's Hummingbird  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Acorn Woodpecker  4
Northern Flicker  3
American Kestrel  1
Black Phoebe  2
Western Scrub-Jay  5
Common Raven  2
Oak Titmouse  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
Western Bluebird  3
Hermit Thrush  1
American Robin  14
Varied Thrush  8
Northern Mockingbird  2
Cedar Waxwing  8
Phainopepla  4
Orange-crowned Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  1
Northern Parula  1     female seen at Basso Bridge by 14 members of a CVBS trip
Northern Parula female at Basso Bridge 1, STA, CA Yellow-rumped 
Warbler 6 Spotted Towhee 5 Savannah Sparrow 4 Fox Sparrow 2 Song Sparrow 2 
White-crowned Sparrow 13 Golden-crowned Sparrow 6 Dark-eyed Junco 13 House 
Finch 6 American Goldfinch 2 


View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20627390 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



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Subject: Siskins and a vireo
From: "Michele Swartout michele31 AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:45:16 -0800
I have a couple Pine Siskins on the thistle feeder right now and had Hutton's 
Vireo gleaning bugs off my ash tree about an hour ago. Good day! 


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Subject: Northern Parula at Basso Bridge STA
From: "Jim Gain phalarope AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:40:08 -0800
CVBS field trip we have a Northern Parula at Basso Bridge at Lake Rd and Hwy 
132 

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Subject: Local birds
From: "Manfred Kusch makusch AT ucdavis.edu [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:08:25 -0800
Although this site is usually restricted to observations about central valley 
birds, their occurrence or behavior, rare or otherwise, I think it should also 
be appropriate to put in an observation or two about an extraordinarily 
beautiful and informative book devoted to locally breeding birds published by 
the Napa-Solano Audubon chapter. While an earlier atlas of the breeding birds 
of Napa county, a handsome small book in its own right, beautifully illustrated 
by artful drawings, had been published a number of years ago by the same 
chapter, this second effort at an atlas, the Breeding Birds of Solano County, 
ups the ante of what can be achieved. If there is another Breeding Bird atlas 
anywhere in this country that can compete with this one I would like to see it. 
It is a feast for the eyes, illustrated with a large number of bird and habitat 
photos contributed by many local photographers selected by a highly skilled 
editorial team and arranged among the text in such a way as to bring to life 
the beautifully written species accounts and the descriptions of the varied 
habitats of this diverse county. It is thus a high quality picture book that 
many will enjoy leafing through as these photos give us an intimate view of our 
birds that even binoculars and spotting scopes can not quite provide in the 
same way. And it is also a highly informative book, exhaustively researched 
(see the extensive bibliography), clearly written, with color-coded 
distribution maps for each species. It is an important base line document for 
future generations about the state of the avian world in our area at the 
beginning of the 21st century. It is truly amazing to me that a collection of 
birders and photographers of all skill levels guided by a devoted core group of 
leaders scouring the county from corner to corner for 5 breeding seasons in 
search of proof that the birds listed in this book were confirmed or at least 
probable breeders in the county, that such a heterogeneous group could produce 
such a top quality and substantial book. When I say that this book is of high 
quality I am not only referring to the value of its science and the beauty of 
the photographs but also to its production values. The paper, the fonts, 
lay-out, and the printing of the photographs are easily on the same level as 
professional coffee table books, and better than some of them. And although not 
everybody on the CVB list lives in Solano county, I think most birders and bird 
photographers of our larger region would enjoy taking a look at this book and 
many, I think, would enjoy owning it or giving it as a gift for the holidays 
or, indeed, both. 

Here is an announcement from the Napa-Solano chapter about an upcoming event 
where the book will be on display and available for purchase: 

This beautiful, newly published book will be introduced to the public on 
Sunday, November 23 at a book signing event held at Lindsay Art Glass in 
Benicia, 109 East F St., 1:00pm-2:30pm. Some of the contributors will be on 
hand to talk about their experience & to participate in book signing. 

For a detailed description of ‘Breeding Birds of Solano County’, plus 
listings of other events & locations where the book will be offered, please go 
to www.napasolanoaudubon.com . 

  


Manfred Kusch
South bank of Putah Creek
3 miles W of Davis


Subject: Folsom Lake birds
From: "Craig Swolgaard cswol AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:35:14 -0800
Birders-

I stopped at Folsom Lake today (Mormon Island access) and was impressed with 
the numbers of birds on and near the lake. The number of Aechmophorus grebes 
totaled close to 1000 from my vantage point on the shore with a spotting scope. 
They were scattered in several groups, the largest near Browns Ravine. I also 
saw several large groups of eared grebes, numbering 50 -75 each. In the middle 
of the lake I counted 17 tundra swans. On the shore a few large flocks of 
American pipits flew around, possibly over 200 total, mixed in with some least 
sandpipers in a muddy area. Ducks on the lake included mallard, ruddy, 
shoveler, and gadwall. A bald eagle flew overhead while I was spotting 
waterfowl. Across the lake I saw a huge cloud of gulls near Beals Point- well 
over 500. Finally, out in the lake I spotted two common loons. 

Good birding,

Craig Swolgaard
Georgetown, CA




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Subject: Falcated Duck refound
From: "sskalos4 AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 20 Nov 2014 12:54:25 -0800
I just got a phone call from my husband, Dan Skalos, that he has refound the 
FALCATED DUCK at Colusa NWR (I'm not sure if it hasn't been seen lately, or if 
no one is posting sightings anymore). The bird was seen around 11:15 am in the 
same pond off of the tour loop, but just west of the viewing platform. 

 

 Shannon & Dan Skalos
 Pleasant Grove, CA
Subject: RE: Lark Bunting East STA
From: "'Jim Gain \(birding\)' phalarope AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:00:45 -0800
Ugh, bad directions. Should say north of Frankenheimer.

Jim

 

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Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2014 9:57 AM
To: 'STA BIRD GROUP'; central_valley_birds AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: [CVBirds] Lark Bunting East STA

 

  

This morning I did some scouting for the CVBS field trip that Sal and I are 
leading tomorrow and at corner just before the pond (1.7 miles south of 
Frankenheimer Rd) I stopped to ID two distant hawks and had a LARK BUNTING pop 
up about 20 feet from me. Before I could grab my camera, it flew to the fence 
line a ways back. I did get distant photos of it. 

I also had 2 LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS at the pond. Kind of an odd location.
https://flic.kr/p/q8r1LN
https://flic.kr/p/q6cQtq

Jim Gain
Modesto
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Subject: eBird Report - Sonora Rd.--Milton Rd. to Frankenheimer Rd., Nov 20, 
2014 


Sonora Rd.--Milton Rd. to Frankenheimer Rd., Stanislaus, US-CA Nov 20, 2014 
7:20 AM - 7:40 AM 

Protocol: Traveling
0.25 mile(s)
21 species (+1 other taxa)

Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 2
Red-tailed Hawk 3
American Coot 6
Killdeer 3
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Mourning Dove 4
Lewis's Woodpecker 2
American Kestrel 3
Merlin 1
Say's Phoebe 1
Loggerhead Shrike 1
Horned Lark 2
Mountain Bluebird 4
American Robin 2
Northern Mockingbird 1
American Pipit 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Lark Bunting 1 Lark Bunting 

Lark Bunting Savannah Sparrow 15 blackbird sp. 500 House Finch 23 


View this checklist online at 
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Subject: Lark Bunting East STA
From: "'Jim Gain \(birding\)' phalarope AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:57:16 -0800
This morning I did some scouting for the CVBS field trip that Sal and I are 
leading tomorrow and at corner just before the pond (1.7 miles south of 
Frankenheimer Rd) I stopped to ID two distant hawks and had a LARK BUNTING pop 
up about 20 feet from me. Before I could grab my camera, it flew to the fence 
line a ways back. I did get distant photos of it. 

I also had 2 LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS at the pond. Kind of an odd location.
https://flic.kr/p/q8r1LN
https://flic.kr/p/q6cQtq

Jim Gain
Modesto
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Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2014 9:52 AM
To: jimgain AT sbcglobal.net
Subject: eBird Report - Sonora Rd.--Milton Rd. to Frankenheimer Rd., Nov 20, 
2014 


Sonora Rd.--Milton Rd. to Frankenheimer Rd., Stanislaus, US-CA Nov 20, 2014 
7:20 AM - 7:40 AM 

Protocol: Traveling
0.25 mile(s)
21 species (+1 other taxa)

Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  2
Red-tailed Hawk  3
American Coot  6
Killdeer  3
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Mourning Dove  4
Lewis's Woodpecker  2
American Kestrel  3
Merlin  1
Say's Phoebe  1
Loggerhead Shrike  1
Horned Lark  2
Mountain Bluebird  4
American Robin  2
Northern Mockingbird  1
American Pipit  3
Yellow-rumped Warbler  2
Lark Bunting 1 Lark Bunting 

Lark Bunting Savannah Sparrow 15 blackbird sp. 500 House Finch 23 


View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20615651 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



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Subject: Merced County
From: "Kent Van Vuren VanVurenK AT aol.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 23:18:34 -0800
From Top Of The Hill, Prunedale, 

Birders are trying to keep me busy as the Chairman of the Merced County RBC. 
Not only is the Rusty Blackbird still around but when I looked 

for the Eastern Phoebe on Lower Santa Fe Rd. found and photographed by John 
Harris and Ralph Baker on 11-17-14 and though I missed it 

I found a female Vermillion Flycatcher and a White-throated Sparrow at the same 
spot. Little did I know that before I walked the Bittern Marsh 

trail (which has no Bitterns) that a female Vermillion Flycatcher had been seen 
also on the day I found my female. That makes three known 

Vermillion Flycatchers in the county at the same time.  

Kent Van Vuren 

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Subject: CV Birding Symposium Vendors and Exhibitors
From: "Chris Conard conardc AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:40:44 -0800
Hi Folks,

In addition to the excellent field trips and speakers, the Symposium is a
great opportunity to check out and purchase the latest in optics, birding
books, artwork, t-shirts, jewelry, and information on other goods and
services.  You can also see exhibits by local and regional non-profits and
speak with them about their focal issues.

You need not be registered for the event to stop by and check out the
vendors and exhibitors, but, of course, we encourage you to register if
just for one day or one talk (registration will be on the second floor at
the top of the stairs and the vendors and exhibitors will be on the second
floor balcony and adjacent San Joaquin and Sacramento Rooms).

The schedule and event details can be found at www.2013cvbs.org

The best times to stop by for a short visit to see the vendors and
exhibitors are Saturday, 8:30 to 12:30 and 2:00 to 6:00, or Sunday morning
from 8:30 to about 11:30.

The 18th Annual Central Valley Birding Symposium is being held at the
Stockton Hilton Hotel, 2323 Grand Canal Blvd, Stockton, CA, November
20th-23rd.

We are proud to have the following vendors and exhibitors attending the
Symposium:

Optics:  OUT OF THIS WORLD (with optics from many brands for sale),
OPTICRON, KOWA OPTIMED, and SWAROVSKI OPTIK, NORTH AMERICA

Goods and Services:  ON MY MOUNTAIN, STERLING WILDLIFE BIOLOGY, WANDERING
TATTLER, YELLOWBILLED TOURS, LAURA'S NATURAL IMAGES (lens cloths), ULTRA
LIGHT BINO HARNESS, and NOVAGRADE DIGISCOPING ADAPTORS

Artists and Photographers: DANA GARDNER (2014 featured artist), KEITH
HANSEN, MARY CZECHAN COLDREN, RICHARD KIRKMAN, PETER L. KNAPP PHOTOGRAPHY,
TIM MANOLIS, RHETT REGINA OWINGS, RENE REYES, CALINATURE (Photography),
CHET AND DOROTHY WILCOX (carving, artwork), and WILD BRYDE JEWELRY

Organizations:  TAHOE INSTITUTE FOR NATURAL SCIENCE, SACRAMENTO AUDUBON
SOCIETY, SAN JOAQUIN AUDUBON SOCIETY, SEQUOIA AUDUBON SOCIETY, SIERRA CLUB
(Delta-Sierra Group, Mother Lode Chapter), NAPA-SOLANO AUDUBON SOCIETY,
SEQUOIA AUDUBON SOCIETY, and the PACIFIC FLYWAY DECOY ASSOCIATION.

See you at the Symposium,

Chris Conard
Sacramento
Subject: Rusty blackbird
From: "John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:39:48 -0800
Rusty blackbird is present now on Santa Fe grade just north of gun club road in 
Merced county. 


John Sterling.
26 Palm Ave
Woodland, CA 95696
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Subject: Western Tanagers in Land Park, Sacramento
From: "Leo Edson leoedson AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:18:18 -0800
It appears that Western Tanagers may again winter in Land Park in small 
numbers. I just had two in my front yard side-by-side and at least one has been 
reported from the Rock Garden at William Land Park in recent days. 


Leo Edson
Sacramento
Subject: Vermilion Flycatcher female Bittern Marsh Trail Merced NWR
From: "John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:26:02 -0800
Just got a call from Jeri Langham about a female Vermilion Flycatcher that 
Laurie Dan found along the Bittern Trail at the Merced National Wildlife 
Refuge. 



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Subject: Varied Thrush
From: "Rich Howard rhoward1 AT surewest.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:28:11 -0800
We had a very cooperative VARIED THRUSH in the oak woods west of the pond at 
Effie Yeaw Nature Center this morning. 


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Subject: North Davis Harris's Sparrow 11/18
From: "ldwarbler AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 18 Nov 2014 11:22:05 -0800
The Harris's Sparrow was out this morning around 7:35 am on the lawn west of 
249 Cortez, 

 

 Laura Davis
 Davis, CA
Subject: Re: Digest Number 4898
From: "Dawn Garcia mel.dawn AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:09:55 -0800
 In regards to the Steller's irruption I wonder if it might be related to the 
big outbreak of the tussock moth in the plumas national forest (northern ca) 
noted in the large number of larvae (caterpillars) where Steller's breed. I 
experienced this many days when I was conducting goshawk surveys between june 
and august. I've been told the larvae are irritating at least to people. but 
maybe a good prey source before the larvae develop their "tussocks"? 

 
Dawn
Dawn Garcia
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Altacal Audubon Society
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Re: Steller's Jays Irruption not just a local event by "Bruce Cousens" 
vibcbirder 

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Davis WWTP - Ducks and Gulls Galore  by  jaegermaestro  
3 
Lewis's Woodpecker  by  "Manfred Kusch" kuschmanfred  
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Re: Steller's Jays Irruption not just a local event   
Fri Nov 7, 2014 12:37 pm        (PST)        . Posted by: 
"Bruce Cousens"         vibcbirder   
On the recurring theme of the unusual Steller's Jay abundance this fall, I 
thought it worth mentioning that it's not just a local phenomenon in the 
Central Valley, or in CA. On my annual fall visit to WA a couple of weeks ago, 
with random birding stops on the way home to BC, Steller's Jays were far more 
commonly seen/heard than usual at almost every stop. Here on Vancouver Is. in 
sw. BC, they are being sighted and reported in greater numbers than usual as 
well, and there is even at least one report of flocks of these birds crossing 
salt water to move onto the Island, in the opposite direction from normal fall 
migration, suggesting a large post-breeding dispersal event. 


In our yard in Nanaimo we typically see 1-2 Seller's Jays for up to 2-3 weeks 
in late Sept. and early Oct., but only every 5 years or so. These are likely 
mostly dispersing hatch-year birds looking for winter territories after what I 
presume to have been a particularly successful nesting season for a bird that 
makes much of it's living in summer as a nest predator, so likely a successful 
nesting season for other songbirds as well (at least those with nests the jays 
overlooked). This year we have had as many a 4-5 jays at once here since 
mid-Sept., regularly bailing out our black-oil sunflower seed feeders and 
chasing flocks of sparrows and juncos out of ground feeding areas to clean up. 
At least 3 of them are still here in early Nov., and show every sign of 
planning to stay for the winter, which is a first in at least 30 years. Here 
the Steller's Jay is normally a bird one can usually find in small numbers for 
a Christmas Bird Count, but one either 

 finds it by chance or has to spend some time looking for it in suitable 
woodland habitat. Time will tell, but if they remain I suspect this year they 
may be relatively common and easily found. 


So the unusual abundance of Steller's Jays this fall may be common to much of 
western North America, as a check of other birder list serves in WA and OR 
could likely confirm or refute, as will as Christmas Bird Counts. There is a 
tendency when local irruptions occur to assume the birds have either been 
excluded from their normal nearby habitat (e.g. by failure of usual food 
resources with fire or drought, early cold weather or snow at high elevation, 
etc.) or are simply attracted to an unusually good local seasonal food supply 
(e.g. an exceptional acorn or nut crop yield). Both of these do occur, but this 
logic doesn't work on a much broader landscape scale, as we see in this case. I 
suspect on this scale a particularly successful and productive nesting season, 
with a resulting explosion and wide dispersal of hatch-year birds, is more 
likely the correct explanation. 


The same may be true for the unusual Lewis's Woodpecker abundance there this 
year - they have been extirpated here on Vancouver Is. for nearly a half 
century, likely as a result of breeding habitat loss with timber harvest and 
agricultural and urban development, so I can't comment from personal 
experience. 


Happy fall birding!

Cheers,    ...Bruce
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Davis WWTP - Ducks and Gulls Galore   
Fri Nov 7, 2014 1:53 pm        (PST)        . Posted by: 
jaegermaestro   
Dropped by Davis Wastewater Treatment Plant on my way back from work today 
(late morning): 


Ruddy Ducks, Shovelers, and Gadwall in the 1000's with a few Wigeons, 
Canvasbacks, Redheads, and Lesser Scaup mixed in. Toward the east shore of the 
middle pond there was a nice drake HOODED MERGANSER. 


There's getting to be a nice amount and variety of gulls out there in the 
middle and west ponds and the levee between them. The flock was mostly 
California and Herring, but I was able to easily pick out several each of 
GLAUCOUS-WINGED and THAYER'S in every age. 


Also, on a belated but ongoing note, I've been working up and down the valley 
the last couple of weeks enjoying the early part of this irruption winter. 


I've been hearing (and sometimes catching glimpses of) PINE SISKINS overhead 
daily throughout the valley, I keep seeing GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS in funny 
places such as a single bird in a blackberry patch in the middle of a field in 
Rocklin yesterday, and I was very surprised to see a CLOUD of 28 BAND-TAILED 
PIGEONS over Rio Oso in Sutter County on Tuesday; my personal high number for a 
flock on the valley floor. 


Keeping my fingers crossed I get to add Steller' s Jay to my yard list this 
winter! 


Dan Williams
Carmichael



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Lewis's Woodpecker   
Fri Nov 7, 2014 4:56 pm        (PST)        . Posted by: 
"Manfred Kusch"         kuschmanfred   
As noted in previous posts, Acorn and Lewis's woodpeckers continue to be 
present along the creek near my house. They are harvesting and storing acorns 
in various hiding places. One Lewis's has been very faithful to a particular 
dead Black walnut tree where I have observed him every day for over a week. 
During the past 2 days, I have set up my camera and been able to photograph him 
from decreasing distances as he became habituated to my presence. I was 
surprised to notice that he caught primarily wasps (besides of course 
harvesting and stashing acorns) and instead of eating them right away, stashed 
them also in the cracks of tree bark just like the bits of acorn meat. Here is 
a link to a small collection of those photos. This link is public and may be 
shared freely. 



https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10203399354928073.1073741836.1337955149&type=1&l=486ad12051 


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Subject: Sacramento Co. Greater Scaup
From: "Gil Ewing gewing1 AT earthlink.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:45:53 -0800
Hi everyone

Two female Greater Scaup were on the American River at Sailor Bar this 
afternoon. These were in exactly the same spot as two female Greater Scaup this 
week four years ago. 

There was an unusual variety of species of ducks for this location and the 
American River. For a full list, see: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20590905 
 


I have found that the newest version of Flickr no longer has any way to “grab 
a link” and attach a photo to an bird checklist, so to see a photo, you must 
go to my Flickr page, where I have placed a backlit photo of one of the scaup: 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bewellandthrive/ 
 


Gil Ewing
Fair Oaks, Sacramento Co.

P.S. The local Band-tailed Pigeon sighting reports seem to have petered off, 
but I can testify that the local invasion is not finished, as I had nice views 
of two flying over my house in Fair Oaks this morning. 



Subject: A GREAT day in Merced County/Eastern Phoebe
From: "Ralph Baker sharks_hockey_maniac AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:47:57 -0800
John Harris and I headed down to Merced County to do the Drought Monitoring 
Survey today and we had some GREAT birds. First we stopped on Santa Fe Grade 
Rd. just north of Gun Club Rd. for the continuing RUSTY BLACKBIRD (got great 
looks). After leaving the blackbird spot we went and did the first leg of the 
survey where we found a PEREGRINE FALCON. Then we made a quick stop on Wilson 
Rd. for the continuing VERMILLION FLYCATCHER (we found it within minutes and 
had more great looks). We made a brief stop in Los Banos for lunch and then 
headed to the second leg of our survey. On the way we saw a GOLDEN EAGLE on a 
utility pole along Almond Rd. just a couple miles east of 165 and a dark morph 
FERRUGINOUS HAWK directly across the road from the eagle. Along our second leg 
we saw another PREGRINE and a PRAIRIE FALCON. Then as we headed up Santa Fe 
Grade toward 152 I saw an interesting looking bird on a power line and asked 
John to turn around. It was an EASTERN 

 PHOEBE! The bird was near some large willows 5.3 miles south of 152 on Santa 
Fe Grade Rd. John will post pics of some of these terrific birds. 

Ralph Baker, Riverbank


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Subject: RE: MERCED CO Rusty Blackbird
From: "cdlou37 cdlou37 AT comcast.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:50:03 -0800
Rusty Blackbird continues on Monday morning.

Vermilion Flycatcher continues at Wilson/Santa Fe Grade
Calvin Lou


Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: "Frances Oliver hummer52ffo AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]"
Date:11/15/2014 3:28 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: County birders , CV Birds
Subject: [CVBirds] MERCED CO Rusty Blackbird
Earlier this morning John Luther called that he had refound the RUSTY BLACKBIRD. So Pat B, Liz W, Joanne K. & I raced down to Santa Fe Grade Rd. A number of birders came and went. Kent VB was the first to refind it, then Liz and the rest of us including Jim & Sheree Lomax watched it fly from the pond edge to the fence posts. Cameras were snapping as it posed for us. So where should you look for it ? Most of the sightings were along Santa Fe Grade Rd, N of Gun Club Rd between the 4th & 5th telephone pole. Look along the edge of the pond on the west side of the road. A great CV bird for us all! Thanks Joanne for posting it on Ebird! Frances Lodi, Ca
Subject: RE: [SJBIRDS] Rusty Blackbird Merced County
From: "cdlou37 cdlou37 AT comcast.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 07:46:15 -0800
Monday 730am. RUSTY BLACKBIRD continues at same spot. However, it moved further 
back towards the trailers and houses. 

Calvin Lou
SF


Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: "Kurt Mize k1mize AT aol.com [SJBIRDS]"
Date:11/16/2014 8:06 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: San Joaquin Birds , CV Birds
Subject: [SJBIRDS] Rusty Blackbird Merced County
Seen just now 10 feet from the road on Santa Fe Grade 5th pole north of Gun Club Rd on west side of road. Kurt Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Sat. at Cosumnes River Preserve & Staten Island Road
From: "'Lisa Myers' lisa AT letsgobirding.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 14:22:14 -0800
Yesterday I took a group up to the Cosumnes River Preserve & Staten Island Road 
from Los Gatos. Many on the trip had never before seen Sandhill Cranes and some 
were very new to birding so the experience was pretty exciting for them. I will 
not get into all the species we found as locals to the area are already 
reporting winter arrivals, but I wanted to share a few birds of interest. 
TUNDRA SWANS first flew over while while we were at the river preserve, and 
then we later found a few flocks scattered about while out on Staten Island 
Road. 


We also had a female GOLDENEYE fly into the ponds. She was a scope bird and we 
never saw the male. I would guess she was a Common Goldeneye, but I’d like to 
see a photo of her to confirm. 


While out on Desmond we had great views of a LESSER SANDHILL CRANE who has been 
hanging out with the GREATER SANDHILL CRANES. We also found a a few WILLETS and 
a single WHITE FACED IBIS in a field off Bruceville Rd. A single SNOW GOOSE was 
in the company of a large from of GREATER WHITE FRONTED GEESE. 


Once on Staten Island Road we worked our way to the old water tower by 2:30 PM 
and observed CANVASBACK in the flooded fields while scans of CACKLING GEESE 
flew overhead. While out this way we watched a PEREGRINE FALCON eat a meal. He 
plucked and devoured a small bird, but we could not ID his meal. 


We ended our day with 69 species. 

Lisa Myers
www.letsgobirding.com
408-656-7524
Subject: RE: Rusty Blackbird in Merced County
From: "'Jim Gain \(birding\)' phalarope AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 09:59:12 -0800
I was with Jim Rowoth, Kurt Mize and a birder from Tulare Co this morning
and we got good looks at the Rusty Blackbird. It was about 4 telephone poles
north of Gun Club Rd on Santa Fe Grade Rd walking along the edge and in the
grassy area.

Photo Links

https://flic.kr/p/pN97gF

https://flic.kr/p/q5oSr2

https://flic.kr/p/pN98ni

 

I wish they were better...

Jim Gain

Modesto

Flickr Account https://www.flickr.com/photos/jimgain-nature/ 

 

 

 

 

From: central_valley_birds AT yahoogroups.com
[mailto:central_valley_birds AT yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Kent Van Vuren
VanVurenK AT aol.com [central_valley_birds]
Sent: Saturday, November 15, 2014 8:27 PM
To: central_valley_birds AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: [CVBirds] Rusty Blackbird in Merced County

 

  

From Top Of The Hill Prunedale,

 

Here is a link to a photo of the Rusty Blackbird seen today near the corner
of Gun Club Rd. & Santa Fe Grade Rd. in Merced County.

 

 

.flickr.com/photos/groucho_24/15775656206" title="Rusty Blackbird, Gun Club
Rd., CA,  11-15-14 by kent Van Vuren, on Flickr">Rusty Blackbird, Gun Club Rd., CA,
11-15-14

 

Kent Van Vuren 

Prunedale CA 


Subject: Re: News re falcated duck?
From: "John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 08:46:38 -0800
looks like a hybrid Falcated X Gadwall to me

John Sterling
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Woodland, CA 95695
530 908-3836
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Special Galapagos Birding Tour
9-19 July 2015

> On Nov 16, 2014, at 8:36 AM, BRUCE DEUEL bdeuel AT wildblue.net 
[central_valley_birds]  wrote: 

> 
> 
> A bird resembling this species was reported to eBird a short time ago. Here 
is a link to the pictures. I'm not sure it's a pure Falcated, but it's not done 
molting yet. 

> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20446527 
 

> 
> Cheers,
> Bruce Deuel
> Red Bluff
> 
> On Sat, Nov 15, 2014 at 9:08 PM, 'John Cant' jgcant AT sbcglobal.net 
 [central_valley_birds] 
> wrote: 

>  
> 
> Has anyone seen this famous bird recently? I had the pleasure of observing it 
briefly a couple of years ago but now I would like to work on photographing it. 

> 
>  
> 
> Thank you,
> 
>  
> 
> John Cant, Fremont
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
Subject: Re: News re falcated duck?
From: "BRUCE DEUEL bdeuel AT wildblue.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 08:36:18 -0800
A bird resembling this species was reported to eBird a short time ago.
Here is a link to the pictures.  I'm not sure it's a pure Falcated, but
it's not done molting yet.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20446527

Cheers,
Bruce Deuel
Red Bluff

On Sat, Nov 15, 2014 at 9:08 PM, 'John Cant' jgcant AT sbcglobal.net
[central_valley_birds]  wrote:

>
>
>  Has anyone seen this famous bird recently?  I had the pleasure of
> observing it briefly a couple of years ago but now I would like to work on
> photographing it.
>
>
>
> Thank you,
>
>
>
> John Cant, Fremont
>
>  
>
Subject: Putah Creek CBC Dec 14; Bird ID Workshop Dec 3
From: "Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 23:12:25 -0800
Hello all,

Wed, Dec 3 will be the annual Bird ID Workshop and Yolo Audubon raffle at
the Davis Senior Center, 7:30pm to 9pm but come early for cookies and
conversation.  All new bird ID presentation this time.

This year the Putah Creek CBC will be Sunday, Dec 14.

For an interactive map of the count circle and the 10 areas, you can
download
a Google Earth kmz file at
http://www.yoloaudubon.org/index.php/birding-in-the-region/christmas-bird-count

A Google Maps file is at
https://mapsengine.google.com/map/u/0/edit?mid=zS7tu0oN2T-A.kIXTpNzu6BPo

There will be car/foot, walking, hiking (canyons), and biking (level
ground) options.

The Compilation Potluck in the evening will be at the Davis Senior Citizens
Center at 626 A Street. Come join us for tall tales of suffering and
heroism.

There is no registration-- just make contact with one of our veteran Area
Leaders (see website) and all arrangements (e.g. meeting time, etc.) will be
thru them. If you have questions about an Area, you can contact me. See
details at the website. You can also talk to me and many of the area
leaders, and
sign up for an area, at the Bird ID Workshop on Dec 3.

http://www.yoloaudubon.org/index.php/birding-in-the-region/christmas-bird-count

thanks!


-- 
Steve Hampton
Davis, CA
Subject: News re falcated duck?
From: "'John Cant' jgcant AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 21:08:16 -0800
Has anyone seen this famous bird recently?  I had the pleasure of observing
it briefly a couple of years ago but now I would like to work on
photographing it.

 

Thank you,

 

John Cant, Fremont
Subject: Rusty Blackbird in Merced County
From: "Kent Van Vuren VanVurenK AT aol.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 20:26:47 -0800
From Top Of The Hill Prunedale,

Here is a link to a photo of the Rusty Blackbird seen today near the corner of 
Gun Club Rd. & Santa Fe Grade Rd. in Merced County. 



.flickr.com/photos/groucho_24/15775656206" title="Rusty Blackbird, Gun Club 
Rd., CA, 11-15-14 by kent Van Vuren, on Flickr">Rusty Blackbird, Gun Club Rd., CA, 11-15-14 


Kent Van Vuren 
Prunedale CA 
Subject: MERCED CO Rusty Blackbird
From: "Frances Oliver hummer52ffo AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 15:28:04 -0800
Earlier this morning John Luther called that he had refound the RUSTY 
BLACKBIRD. So Pat B, Liz W, Joanne K. & I raced down to Santa Fe Grade Rd. A 
number of birders came and went. Kent VB was the first to refind it, then Liz 
and the rest of us including Jim & Sheree Lomax watched it fly from the pond 
edge to the fence posts. Cameras were snapping as it posed for us. 


So where should you look for it ? Most of the sightings were along Santa Fe 
Grade Rd, N of Gun Club Rd between the 4th & 5th telephone pole. Look along the 
edge of the pond on the west side of the road. 


A great CV bird for us all! Thanks Joanne for posting it on Ebird!

Frances
Lodi, Ca

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Subject: Rusty Blackbird
From: "Kent Van Vuren VanVurenK AT aol.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 20:52:01 -0800
If anyone relocates the Rusty Blackbird tomorrow in Merced County please give 
me a call immediately at 831-682-2804. 


Thanks, 

Kent Van Vuren 
Prunedale, CA 

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Subject: Re: eBird report of Rusty Blackbird in Merced County
From: "Joanne Katanic joanne.katanic AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 04:29:08 +0000 (UTC)
The Rusty  Blackbird was observed on Santa Fe Grade Rd, north of Gun Club Rd, 
on the west side.  The marker in my e-bird report has been moved. 

Joanne KatanicLodi, CA
 From: "mojoedevine AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" 
 

 To: central_valley_birds AT yahoogroups.com
 Sent: Friday, November 14, 2014 8:02 PM
 Subject: [CVBirds] eBird report of Rusty Blackbird in Merced County

   Joanne Katanic reported a Rusty Blackbird in Merced County, seen 11/13 at 2 
p.m. Her photos seem to show a female bird. She states the location was near 
Santa Fe Grade Rd. & Gun Club Rd. However, the link to the Google maps shows a 
location on Santa Nella Rd. south of Gustine. I'll ask her to clarify the 
location for all. 



Joe Devine
Modesto, Ca




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Subject: Possible Rusty Blackbird
From: "suebird AT comcast.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 14 Nov 2014 18:14:13 -0800
 Yesterday while birding the Santa Fe Grade Rd in Merced County, we (Virginia, 
Joanne & Kathy) found a possible Rusty Blackbird. We would like comments on 
this bird. David Yee has seen the pictures. I will include a link to the 
pictures. The bird was located just north of Gun Club Rd. on the western side 
of the road on some small dirt areas just past a large flock of wading Ibis. 

 

 

 Just follow this link to see and comment on this photo: 
 » Unknown 2 https://www.flickr.com/x/t/0095009/photos/suebirder/15600171100/ 

 
 
 https://www.flickr.com/x/t/0095009/photos/suebirder/15600171100/ 
 
 Unknown 2 https://www.flickr.com/x/t/0095009/photos/suebirder/15600171100/ 
Explore FabFrito1's photos on Flickr. FabFrito1 has uploaded 2396 photos to 
Flickr. 

 
 
 
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https://www.flickr.com/x/t/0095009/photos/suebirder/15600171100/ 

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 Susan Murphy
 Lodi, CA 
Subject: eBird report of Rusty Blackbird in Merced County
From: "mojoedevine AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 14 Nov 2014 20:02:33 -0800
Joanne Katanic reported a Rusty Blackbird in Merced County, seen 11/13 at 2 
p.m. Her photos seem to show a female bird. She states the location was near 
Santa Fe Grade Rd. & Gun Club Rd. However, the link to the Google maps shows a 
location on Santa Nella Rd. south of Gustine. I'll ask her to clarify the 
location for all. 


Joe Devine
Modesto, Ca
 

 

Subject: eBird report of Rusty Blackbird south of Gustine
From: "mojoedevine AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 14 Nov 2014 19:59:37 -0800
Joanne Katanic reported a Rusty Blackbird in Merced County, seen 11/13 at 2 
p.m. Her photos seem to show a female bird. She states the location was near 
Santa Fe Grade Rd. & Gun Club Rd. However, the link to the Google maps shows a 
location on Santa Nella Rd. south of Gustine. I'll ask her to clarify the 
location for all. 


Joe Devine
Modesto, Ca
 

Subject: Teal Slam at Yolo
From: "Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:29:45 -0800
This afternoon I had a teal slam, including Eurasian Green-winged, at Yolo
Bypass Wildlife Area.

From Lot B, walk south-- all birds were on the west side of the road.  The
"Common Teal" was opposite Lot C or a little further south.  Blue-wings are
closer.

Full list at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20552438

good birding,

-- 
Steve Hampton
Davis, CA
Subject: Chukar
From: "rrozema54 AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 14 Nov 2014 10:26:28 -0800
Hi
 

 Interesting to see a chuckar in our backyard couple days ago. I am confident 
neighbors are not raising them 

 

 Picture added to Quail folder
 

 Ray Rozema
 Sheldon CA
Subject: Four-county bird-photo trip
From: "Tom Grey tgrey AT law.stanford.edu [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:26:11 -0800
I spent November 5-9 in the Central Valley photographing birds, starting in
Merced County at Merced NWR; then visiting Little Panoche Road and the
Panoche Hills in Fresno County; then on to Woodbridge and Staten Island
Roads in San Joaquin County, and Cosumnes River Preserve in Sacramento
County. Among the highlights were a good variety of regulars at Merced,
with especially numerous close views of WHITE-FACED IBIS; a flock of
50-plus MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRDS on the Bureau of Land Management Road in the
Panoche Hills along with LARK SPARROWS and HORNED LARKS; a cooperative
LONG-EARED OWL at Mercey Hot Springs; the fly-in of several thousand
CACKLING GEESE at sunset along Staten Island Road; the morning fly-out of
several hundred GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE at Cosumnes; and the fly-in of
SANDHILL CRANES, also in the thousands, at sunset on Sunday 11/9, the
conclusion of the Lodi Crane Festival.
Pictures at http://www.pbase.com/tgrey/centralvalley2014 .
-- 
Tom Grey
Stanford, CA
www.pbase.com/tgrey
tgreybirds.com
Subject: Re: Woodland WTP
From: "'Adamson, Roger' rhadamson AT ucdavis.edu [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:24:50 -0800
Also, Thank You for asking! It is very important to be clear on the rules at 
various sites! Everyone should take a lesson from this. 

Roger Adamson
President Yolo Audubon
Davis


On Nov 13, 2014, at 8:54 AM, 
"'mekirkchaney AT yahoo.com' 
mekirkchaney AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" 
> 
wrote: 





Hi all:  I have a quick question about the Woodland wastewater treatment plant.



I found some older access information, so I'd be interested in knowing about 
the parking vs driving in. The birder parking lot is outside the access gate. 
Is driving past the access gate permitted? 




I know about signing in, but knowing the above is helpful.



Thanks,

Mary Ellen Kirkchaney

Davis





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Subject: Tall Forest bird survey on Saturday
From: "'John and Glennah Trochet' trochetj AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:12:10 -0800
Dear Birders,

 

The monthly Tall Forest bird survey at the Cosumnes River Preserve in
southern Sacramento County will take place on Saturday, 15 November.  We
will assemble at the Farm Center gate at the corner of Bruceville and
Desmond Roads.  We will depart through the locked gate promptly at 06:00.
Rubber knee boots are advised, especially considering today's rains.  If the
day is pleasant, mosquitoes may be abroad, so be prepared.  Depending on
road conditions following this soaking, we may have to do a lot more walking
than is usually the case.  Be prepared for that, too.

 

Best,

John Trochet

Sacramento
Subject: Re: Woodland WTP
From: "Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:02:43 -0800
Do not drive up to the buildings nor walk near them.  Park in the birder
parking area which is the little pullout by a chain-link fence where the
road does a slight jog to the right.  There is currently a lot of
construction in the area so avoid it if there is a lot of work going on
near the birder parking area.

On Thursday, November 13, 2014, 'mekirkchaney AT yahoo.com'
mekirkchaney AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds] <
central_valley_birds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com> wrote:

>
>
> Hi all:  I have a quick question about the Woodland wastewater treatment
> plant.
>
>
>
> I found some older access information, so I'd be interested in knowing
> about the parking vs driving in.  The birder parking lot is outside the
> access gate.  Is driving past the access gate permitted?
>
>
>
> I know about signing in, but knowing the above is helpful.
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Mary Ellen Kirkchaney
>
> Davis
>
>  
>


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Steve Hampton
Davis, CA
Subject: Woodland WTP
From: "'mekirkchaney AT yahoo.com' mekirkchaney@yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:51:03 GMT




Subject: Birds in Folsom, SAC
From: "Steve Abbott papasula AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 08:33:07 -0800
Birders,

This week I've had a few 'down slope' birds around the Folsom area. On Tuesday 
11/11, there were 3 female PURPLE FINCHES in the blackberries on the south side 
of the Mormon Island "Wetlands" (currently completely dry) along with at least 
3 "MYRTLE" WARBLERS. 


Also in town at several locations have been flyover PINE SISKINS. 

Looks as though it could shape up to be a good winter for montane species in 
the Valley! 


Best,

Steve Abbott
Folsom, Sacramento County

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Subject: Pine Siskin
From: "John Harris johnh AT mills.edu [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 08:27:27 -0800
We just had our first Pine Siskin for the season at a thistle feeder this
morning. We did not have any during the 2013-14 winter, though we have had
them in prior years.
John Harris
Oakdale
Subject: Chico CBC -- Dec. 20th & Oroville CBC -- Dec. 28th
From: "'Mary Muchowski' mmuchowski AT earthlink.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 22:37:42 -0800
Chico Christmas Bird Count


Saturday, December 20th, 7:30am.
Meet at Chico Creek Nature Center (1968 East 8th Street  Chico, CA 95928)


Compilation dinner at 4:30-ish at TBD.
Call me or email me to register or for more information.
Please forward this to anyone who might be interested!


 


Happy Birding,


 


Mary Muchowski


mmuchowski AT earthlink.net


  (530) 228-0625


Chico, CA


 


Oroville CBC


Sunday, December 28th, 2014. 


Meet at the Butte County Ag Commissioners Office at 7:30am (316 Nelson Ave.
Oroville, CA 95965)


Compiler: Gaylord Grams gg2canoe AT yahoo.com  530-533-1624


 


 


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Subject: Red Bluff CBC -- Jan. 3, 2015
From: "'Mary Muchowski' mmuchowski AT earthlink.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 22:21:38 -0800
The Red Bluff CBC will be held at 7 AM, Saturday January 3, 2015.  Meet in


the parking lot at  460 Antelope Blvd (Dollar General Store).  If you want



to start early for owling, let me know and where you want to go so I can
send you a worksheet. For dinner, we'll go to M&M Ranch House, 645 Antelope

Blvd, just east of the Valero Gas Station, at 5 PM. If you have a preference
for area, let me know. If you don't want the same one as last year, let me


know. David Danke has requested Area 3. Bill and George are welcome to Area
2 if they wish.


Karen Scheuermann, Cottonwood, CA,    
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Subject: Red Bluff CBC
From: "Bill Oliver wwoliver9 AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 17:09:35 -0800
The Red Bluff CBC will be held at 7 AM, Saturday January 3, 2015.  Meet in
the parking lot at 460 Antelope Blvd (Dollar General Store). If you want to

start early for owling, let me know and where you want to go so I can send

you a worksheet. For dinner, we'll go to M&M Ranch House, 645 Antelope
Blvd, just east of the Valero Gas Station, at 5 PM. If you have a
preference for area, let me know. If you don't want the same one as last
year, let me know. David Danke has requested Area 3. Bill and George are
welcome to Area 2 if they wish.
Karen Scheuermann, Cottonwood, CA
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karens2020 AT gmail.com, 530-347-1687
Subject: Solano Lake County Park birding
From: "'Peter B. Armstrong' PBARMSTRONG AT UCDAVIS.EDU [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:39:44 -0800
November 12, 2014
Hi All,
Margaret and I visited the Lake Solano County Park on Pleasants Valley Road, 
northern Solano County, California yesterday afternoon. Best birds: a dozen or 
more Lewis' Woodpeckers and 3 Steller's Jays in the picnic area east of 
Pleasants Valley Road and a Brown Creeper and a flock of a half-dozen 
Chestnut-backed Chickadees along the Riverside Trail (I think I have that name 
right) in the section of the park west of Pleasants Valley Road. Oh, also a 
Narrow-billed Nuthatch. 

Good birding
Peter Armstrong
pbarmstrong AT ucdavis.edu

Subject: Re: Yolo County west side
From: "Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:36:58 -0800
I forgot to add that PURPLE FINCHES were present at many spots and that
Cache Creek was bone dry all the way across at the Rd 85 bridge in Capay.



On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, Steve Hampton 
wrote:

> Today Michael Perrone and I birded the west side of the valley from the
> Yolo/Colusa county line to Putah Creek (Yolo/Solano county line).
>
> Highlights:
>
> LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS - 10 at Rds 2 and 86 (also 1 at Capay Cemetery)
> VESPER SPARROW - 1 at Rd 86 just south of Rd 2
> STELLER'S JAY - 1 along Putah Creek upstream of the campground (Solano
> side); 1 upstream of the Solano Diversion Dam (Yolo side)
> PINE SISKINS - 20 in two trees in ne Winters
>
>
> good birding,
>
> --
> Steve Hampton
> Davis, CA
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-- 
Steve Hampton
Davis, CA
Subject: Parade of white geese!
From: "Michele Swartout michele31 AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:04:08 -0800
I think the Snow's and Ross' Geese are finally feeling the Arctic blast. They 
have been flying over non-stop all night! With the patio door cracked open, 
sometimes it sounds like there are going to fly right into our bedroom. Not the 
most soothing bedtime music, but still great to hear. 


Michele Swartout
Red Bluff

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Subject: Yolo County east side
From: "Leo Edson leoedson AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 18:53:13 -0800
From the other (east) side of Yolo County, other than a few Varied Thrush which 
happily seem to be approaching ubiquitous this fall, two Ferruginous Hawks were 
temporarily over the hay field just west of the Sacramento Yatch Club. I use 
the word temporarily as they continued to soar out of sight going south. One of 
the two was a beautiful dark morph. 


Leo Edson
Sacramento
Subject: Yolo County west side
From: "Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 18:05:46 -0800
Today Michael Perrone and I birded the west side of the valley from the
Yolo/Colusa county line to Putah Creek (Yolo/Solano county line).

Highlights:

LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS - 10 at Rds 2 and 86 (also 1 at Capay Cemetery)
VESPER SPARROW - 1 at Rd 86 just south of Rd 2
STELLER'S JAY - 1 along Putah Creek upstream of the campground (Solano
side); 1 upstream of the Solano Diversion Dam (Yolo side)
PINE SISKINS - 20 in two trees in ne Winters


good birding,

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Steve Hampton
Davis, CA
Subject: Vesper Sparrow, Michigan Bar Rd, Sacramento Co.
From: "danielamywelsh AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 11 Nov 2014 15:46:54 -0800
This morning at about 10:00 we saw a Vesper Sparrow on the barb wire fence 
along Michigan Bar Rd., about 0.25 mile north of the bridge over Cosumnes 
River. It was associated with a group of sparrows that included Lark Sparrows, 
White-Crowned Sparrows, and Savannah Sparrows. 

 

 Dan and Amy Welsh, Citrus Heights, CA
Subject: CBC dates for Oroville, Peace Valley and Rio Cosumnes?
From: "maryolo1 AT netscape.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 18:29:37 -0500
Have the compilers of the above three CBCs made a decision yet on a which dates 
they will choose? Vacation plans need to be firmed up soon. Thanks. 


Mary Schiedt
Davis 
Subject: Stockton CBC and Wallace-Bellota CBC
From: "Jim Rowoth rowoth AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 14:53:50 -0800
Here are the details on this seasons two CBCs sponsored by San Joaquin 
Audubon: 


SATURDAY, December 20Stockton Christmas Bird Count 
 Join your friends at San Joaquin Audubon for one of our biggest and most 
important field activities of the year. This dawn-to-dusk outing goes on 
regardless of weather conditions, so its always an adventure! For more 
information or to sign up, contact Jim Rowoth (rowoth AT sbcglobal.net). 


SUNDAY, January 4, 2015Wallace-Bellota Christmas Bird Count
 Need a sure cure for cabin fever or the winter blahs? Join in the fun of the 
Wallace-Bellota CBC, the foothill counterpart to the Stockton count. Get out in 
the country for some fresh air and great birds in the company of some great 
people! To sign up for this once-a-year adventure, please contact Kasey Foley 
(kaseyfoley AT sbcglobal.net) to sign up. 


Jim Rowoth
Stockton

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Subject: Re: [CVBirds] Ruby-crowned Kinglet Behavior
From: "Kurt Mize k1mize AT aol.com [sierra-nevadabirds]" <sierra-nevadabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 18:04:46 -0800
I've often noticed RCK's singing in winter on days when the weather is fine.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 10, 2014, at 3:42 PM, "Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com 
[central_valley_birds]"  wrote: 

> 
> I think this is normal for this time of year.  
> 
> 
> 
>> On Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 3:23 PM, 'Denise Hamilton' napabirders AT att.net 
[central_valley_birds]  wrote: 

>> Sorry, I'm not in 'your' area, but I have noticed it too.  At Timberhill
>> Park here in Napa, on Oct. 23 had a male flaring his ruby crown and burst
>> out into full song.  Was up there again today and saw the same bird ??? -
>> ruby crown and full song.  I have wondered about the same thing since I
>> mentioned it in my Ebird report.  I do not remember them singing this time
>> of year.
>> 
>> Denise Hamilton
>> Napa, CA
>> napabirders AT att.net
>> 
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Craig Swolgaard cswol AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]
>> Sent: Monday, November 10, 2014 1:34 PM
>> To: CV Birds ; sierra-nevadabirds
>> Subject: [CVBirds] Ruby-crowned Kinglet Behavior
>> 
>> Hi Birders-
>> 
>> Thought I’d throw this out to see if others have noticed. This fall I’ve 

>> seen several instances of ruby-crowned kinglets singing and/ or flaring out
>> their ruby crown, which I don’t normally notice this time of year. Just 
now 

>> there were two having a scuffle in my yard with plenty of flaring and
>> vocalizations (not calls).  First, are there others noticing the same thing?
>> Second, is this unusual for this bird as it seems to be?  An obvious, not
>> necessarily correct, conclusion is that the unseasonably warm temperatures
>> are causing this.  I’d welcome any ideas.
>> 
>> Craig Swolgaard
>> Georgetown, CA
>> 
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> Davis, CA
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Subject: The Ruby-crowned Kinglets and the Jay's _ Re: ruby-crowned kinglets flaring out their crown?
From: "'L. Broderick' larrybroderick AT donahuetrucks.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 23:53:10 +0000 (UTC)
 Greetings all.
Regarding the Ruby Crown of the Kinglet being flared out in full displayed, 
We (teams of guides and tour docents) have noticed it 4 times in the last 3 
weeks. 

(Single bird) at Pepperwood Preserve, Sonoma County, access granted through 
Pepperwood, 3 weeks ago. (two birds) at Parker Hill road  in Santa Rosa, my 
front yard, 2 weeks ago(one bird)  at Lynch Canyon Open Space, open to 
public via Solano Land Trust, 2 weeks ago(two birds) at Skaggs Island Private 
property, Tour run by Sonoma Land Trust, this last weekend 

Also we have noticed the large influx of Steller's and Scrub Jays. At Lynch 
Canyon in Solano county we typically get a dozen to two dozen on our monthly 
Lynch Canyon hike, a couple weeks ago we had 90+ sightings with at least 60 
confirmed individuals and possibly 90 over all birds. For the most part it was 
60% Scrub Jay to 40% Steller's Jay.They were literally everywhere and seemed to 
be collected and stashing acorns. 

Larry BroderickSonoma/Solano County Land Trust Raptor Identification Guide.






 From: "'Denise Hamilton' napabirders AT att.net [central_valley_birds]" 
 

 To: Craig Swolgaard ; CV Birds 
; sierra-nevadabirds 
 

 Sent: Monday, November 10, 2014 3:23 PM
 Subject: Re: [CVBirds] Ruby-crowned Kinglet Behavior

Sorry, I'm not in 'your' area, but I have noticed it too.  At Timberhill
Park here in Napa, on Oct. 23 had a male flaring his ruby crown and burst
out into full song.  Was up there again today and saw the same bird ??? -
ruby crown and full song.  I have wondered about the same thing since I
mentioned it in my Ebird report.  I do not remember them singing this time
of year.


Denise Hamilton
Napa, CA
napabirders AT att.net




-----Original Message-----
From: Craig Swolgaard cswol AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]
Sent: Monday, November 10, 2014 1:34 PM
To: CV Birds ; sierra-nevadabirds
Subject: [CVBirds] Ruby-crowned Kinglet Behavior


Hi Birders-


Thought I’d throw this out to see if others have noticed.  This fall I’ve
seen several instances of ruby-crowned kinglets singing and/ or flaring out
their ruby crown, which I don’t normally notice this time of year.  Just now
there were two having a scuffle in my yard with plenty of flaring and
vocalizations (not calls).  First, are there others noticing the same thing?
Second, is this unusual for this bird as it seems to be?  An obvious, not
necessarily correct, conclusion is that the unseasonably warm temperatures
are causing this.  I’d welcome any ideas.


Craig Swolgaard
Georgetown, CA










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Subject: Re: [CVBirds] Ruby-crowned Kinglet Behavior
From: "Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [sierra-nevadabirds]" <sierra-nevadabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 15:42:06 -0800
I think this is normal for this time of year.



On Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 3:23 PM, 'Denise Hamilton' napabirders AT att.net
[central_valley_birds]  wrote:

> Sorry, I'm not in 'your' area, but I have noticed it too.  At Timberhill
> Park here in Napa, on Oct. 23 had a male flaring his ruby crown and burst
> out into full song.  Was up there again today and saw the same bird ??? -
> ruby crown and full song.  I have wondered about the same thing since I
> mentioned it in my Ebird report.  I do not remember them singing this time
> of year.
>
> Denise Hamilton
> Napa, CA
> napabirders AT att.net
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Craig Swolgaard cswol AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]
> Sent: Monday, November 10, 2014 1:34 PM
> To: CV Birds ; sierra-nevadabirds
> Subject: [CVBirds] Ruby-crowned Kinglet Behavior
>
> Hi Birders-
>
> Thought I’d throw this out to see if others have noticed.  This fall I’ve
> seen several instances of ruby-crowned kinglets singing and/ or flaring out
> their ruby crown, which I don’t normally notice this time of year.  Just
> now
> there were two having a scuffle in my yard with plenty of flaring and
> vocalizations (not calls).  First, are there others noticing the same
> thing?
> Second, is this unusual for this bird as it seems to be?  An obvious, not
> necessarily correct, conclusion is that the unseasonably warm temperatures
> are causing this.  I’d welcome any ideas.
>
> Craig Swolgaard
> Georgetown, CA
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Subject: Re: Ruby-crowned Kinglet Behavior
From: "Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 15:42:06 -0800
I think this is normal for this time of year.



On Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 3:23 PM, 'Denise Hamilton' napabirders AT att.net
[central_valley_birds]  wrote:

> Sorry, I'm not in 'your' area, but I have noticed it too.  At Timberhill
> Park here in Napa, on Oct. 23 had a male flaring his ruby crown and burst
> out into full song.  Was up there again today and saw the same bird ??? -
> ruby crown and full song.  I have wondered about the same thing since I
> mentioned it in my Ebird report.  I do not remember them singing this time
> of year.
>
> Denise Hamilton
> Napa, CA
> napabirders AT att.net
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Craig Swolgaard cswol AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]
> Sent: Monday, November 10, 2014 1:34 PM
> To: CV Birds ; sierra-nevadabirds
> Subject: [CVBirds] Ruby-crowned Kinglet Behavior
>
> Hi Birders-
>
> Thought I’d throw this out to see if others have noticed.  This fall I’ve
> seen several instances of ruby-crowned kinglets singing and/ or flaring out
> their ruby crown, which I don’t normally notice this time of year.  Just
> now
> there were two having a scuffle in my yard with plenty of flaring and
> vocalizations (not calls).  First, are there others noticing the same
> thing?
> Second, is this unusual for this bird as it seems to be?  An obvious, not
> necessarily correct, conclusion is that the unseasonably warm temperatures
> are causing this.  I’d welcome any ideas.
>
> Craig Swolgaard
> Georgetown, CA
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Davis, CA
Subject: Re: Ruby-crowned Kinglet Behavior
From: "'Denise Hamilton' napabirders AT att.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 15:23:57 -0800
Sorry, I'm not in 'your' area, but I have noticed it too.  At Timberhill 
Park here in Napa, on Oct. 23 had a male flaring his ruby crown and burst 
out into full song.  Was up there again today and saw the same bird ??? - 
ruby crown and full song.  I have wondered about the same thing since I 
mentioned it in my Ebird report.  I do not remember them singing this time 
of year.

Denise Hamilton
Napa, CA
napabirders AT att.net


-----Original Message----- 
From: Craig Swolgaard cswol AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]
Sent: Monday, November 10, 2014 1:34 PM
To: CV Birds ; sierra-nevadabirds
Subject: [CVBirds] Ruby-crowned Kinglet Behavior

Hi Birders-

Thought Id throw this out to see if others have noticed.  This fall Ive 
seen several instances of ruby-crowned kinglets singing and/ or flaring out 
their ruby crown, which I dont normally notice this time of year.  Just now 
there were two having a scuffle in my yard with plenty of flaring and 
vocalizations (not calls).  First, are there others noticing the same thing? 
Second, is this unusual for this bird as it seems to be?  An obvious, not 
necessarily correct, conclusion is that the unseasonably warm temperatures 
are causing this.  Id welcome any ideas.

Craig Swolgaard
Georgetown, CA





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Subject: Sutter County Mountain Bluebirds
From: "Leo Edson leoedson AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 14:24:04 -0800
This morning there were approximately 10 Mountain Bluebirds with a few Western 
Bluebirds in Sutter County, no more than a short walk from Butte County and 
Gray Lodge Wildlife Area. The birds were in a pasture 0.2 mile north of the 
intersection of Almond Orchard Road and Pennington Road. A few of them would 
occasionally perch on the fence line east and parallel to Almond Orchard Road, 
which made for nice viewing. 


Leo Edson
Sacramento
Subject: Ruby-crowned Kinglet Behavior
From: "Craig Swolgaard cswol AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 13:34:56 -0800
Hi Birders-

Thought Id throw this out to see if others have noticed. This fall Ive seen 
several instances of ruby-crowned kinglets singing and/ or flaring out their 
ruby crown, which I dont normally notice this time of year. Just now there 
were two having a scuffle in my yard with plenty of flaring and vocalizations 
(not calls). First, are there others noticing the same thing? Second, is this 
unusual for this bird as it seems to be? An obvious, not necessarily correct, 
conclusion is that the unseasonably warm temperatures are causing this. Id 
welcome any ideas. 


Craig Swolgaard
Georgetown, CA





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Subject: Ruby-crowned Kinglet Behavior
From: "Craig Swolgaard cswol AT sbcglobal.net [sierra-nevadabirds]" <sierra-nevadabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 13:34:56 -0800
Hi Birders-

Thought Id throw this out to see if others have noticed. This fall Ive seen 
several instances of ruby-crowned kinglets singing and/ or flaring out their 
ruby crown, which I dont normally notice this time of year. Just now there 
were two having a scuffle in my yard with plenty of flaring and vocalizations 
(not calls). First, are there others noticing the same thing? Second, is this 
unusual for this bird as it seems to be? An obvious, not necessarily correct, 
conclusion is that the unseasonably warm temperatures are causing this. Id 
welcome any ideas. 


Craig Swolgaard
Georgetown, CA





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Subject: Re: black-throated gray warblers
From: "Craig Swolgaard cswol AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:41:28 -0800
All-

I was birding with Jeri Langham yesterday at the Gristmill / Mayhew Drain area 
in the American River Parkway and we found a black-throated gray warbler and 
purple finch as well. Also a brown creeper has been there for several days now. 


Best,

Craig Swolgaard
Georgetown, CA
 


On Nov 10, 2014, at 8:50 AM, 'Perrone, Michael AT DWR' 
Michael.Perrone AT water.ca.gov [central_valley_birds] 
 wrote: 


> 
> In the past few days I have seen two adult male black-throated gray warblers 
in east Davis, one east of Slide Hill Park for the past week or so, and one 
just east of the entrance to the Davis cemetery. And as Steve Hampton noted, 
there are a few scattered purple finches and siskins. Also a white-throated 
sparrow is regular at the feeder at my house. 

> 
>  
> 
> Michael Perrone
> 
> Department of Water Resources
> 
> Division of Environmental Services
> 
> 3500 Industrial Blvd
> 
> West Sacramento CA 95691
> 
> (916) 376-9788
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Subject: Re: Fox Sparrow
From: "Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:56:44 -0800
Definitely a straight-up Red Fox Sparrow, presumably zaboria.  Excellent
find!



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> On Nov. 4th and 7th a Fox Sparrow was in my yard feeding on the ground
> with the White-crowned Sparrows.  I got a couple of pictures and would like
> some input as to which type of Fox Sparrow.  Was asked by Chris Conard to
> post here and supply photo link.
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Steve Hampton
Davis, CA
Subject: black-throated gray warblers
From: "'Perrone, Michael AT DWR' Michael.Perrone@water.ca.gov [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 16:50:52 +0000
In the past few days I have seen two adult male black-throated gray warblers in 
east Davis, one east of Slide Hill Park for the past week or so, and one just 
east of the entrance to the Davis cemetery. And as Steve Hampton noted, there 
are a few scattered purple finches and siskins. Also a white-throated sparrow 
is regular at the feeder at my house. 


Michael Perrone
Department of Water Resources
Division of Environmental Services
3500 Industrial Blvd
West Sacramento CA 95691
(916) 376-9788