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20 Sep Tall Forest survey highlights ["'John and Glennah Trochet' trochetj AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
20 Sep Re: Sabine's Gull at Folsom Lake ["Bruce Webb BruWebb AT surewest.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
20 Sep (fwd) PHVI ["Joseph Morlan jmorlan AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
20 Sep RE: Sabine's Gull at Folsom Lake ["cdlou37 cdlou37 AT comcast.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
20 Sep Tennessee Warbler still at Putah Cr ["Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
19 Sep Re: Sabine's Gull at Folsom Lake ["L Pittman pittmanl AT frontiernet.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
19 Sep Sabine's Gull at Folsom Lake ["Chris Conard conardc AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
19 Sep Sunday Monterey pelagic ["John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
19 Sep Sunday Monterey pelagic ["John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [northbaybirds]" ]
19 Sep Fwd: [SJBIRDS] Lodi Lake Philly Vireo ["Chris Conard conardc AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
19 Sep Folsom lake parasitic jaeger ["John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
19 Sep Jaeger at Folsom Lake ["Chris Conard conardc AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
19 Sep Tall Forest bird survey tomorrow ["'John and Glennah Trochet' trochetj AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
18 Sep Re: Vaux's Swifts in Yolo County ["Ken Ealy litehawk AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
18 Sep RE: Vaux's Swifts in Yolo County ["'Andy Engilis, Jr.' aengilisjr AT ucdavis.edu [central_valley_birds]" ]
18 Sep Putah Creek Birds (east of Bird Bath area) ["'Andy Engilis, Jr.' aengilisjr AT ucdavis.edu [central_valley_birds]" ]
18 Sep Far Western El Dorado County Birds ["Craig Swolgaard cswol AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
18 Sep Interesting Woodpeckers on Putah Creek ["thomas blankenship margaret.blankensh AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
18 Sep Re: wandering Acorn Woodpeckers ["Amy Carter aec0922 AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
18 Sep Vaux's Swifts in Yolo County ["sami182 AT wavecable.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
17 Sep Sacramento Audubon Meeting, Thursday, September 18, 7pm: Birds and Culture of Oaxaca ["'L Pittman' pittmanl AT frontiernet.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
17 Sep Putah Creek Fall birds ["Manfred Kusch makusch AT ucdavis.edu [central_valley_birds]" ]
17 Sep Four Brown Boobies: Half Moon Bay Pelagic Trip ["DEBRA SHEARWATER debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
17 Sep Four Brown Boobies: Half Moon Bay Pelagic Trip ["DEBRA SHEARWATER debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com [peninsula-birding]" ]
17 Sep Re: wandering Acorn Woodpeckers ["Sarah Mayhew slmayhew77 AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
17 Sep wandering Acorn Woodpeckers ["Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
17 Sep Re: Lewis's Woodpecker in Rocklin ["Dan Airola d.airola AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
17 Sep Lewis's Woodpecker in Rocklin ["jaegermaestro AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
16 Sep Re: Hairy Woodpeckers Bakersfield Nesting ["Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
16 Sep jaeger flying at Granite Bay Boat Launch area - Folsom Lake, Placer Co ["'Bruce E. Webb' BruWebb AT surewest.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
16 Sep Tomorrow on Putah Creek at the bird bath ["'Andy Engilis, Jr.' aengilisjr AT ucdavis.edu [central_valley_birds]" ]
16 Sep Tennessee warbler putah creek ["John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
16 Sep Canada Warbler continues at Ancil Hoffman ["jaegermaestro AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
15 Sep Snow Goose at Yolo Bypass in Davis ["slmayhew77 AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
15 Sep Re: madera WTP Marbled Godwit ["kschnei1 AT hotmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
15 Sep Re: Re: Hairy Woodpecker ["BRUCE DEUEL bdeuel AT wildblue.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
15 Sep madera WTP Marbled Godwit ["John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
14 Sep Fw: Canada Warbler (Sac Co.) continues, 9/14 ["David Johnson davedlj1246 AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
14 Sep Canada Warbler (Sac Co.) continues, 9/14 ["keith_seagull AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
14 Sep Hairy Woodpeckers Bakersfield Nesting ["Bob Barnes bbarnes AT lightspeed.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
14 Sep Re: Re: Hairy Woodpecker ["John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
14 Sep Re: Hairy Woodpecker ["Dawn Garcia mel.dawn AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
13 Sep Hairy Woodpecker ["davidfroba froba AT comcast.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
13 Sep Big Photo Day ["fastrunnerboy05 AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
13 Sep Re: Continuing Canada Warbler in Sacramento Co. ["cdlou37 cdlou37 AT comcast.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
13 Sep Re: Continuing Canada Warbler in Sacramento Co. ["Chris Conard conardc AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
12 Sep RE: Continuing Canada Warbler in Sacramento Co. ["'Jann Dorothy' jann_dorothy AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
12 Sep Continuing Canada Warbler in Sacramento Co. ["Gil Ewing gewing1 AT earthlink.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
12 Sep Lincoln's Sparrow, Putah Creek ["Jim Thomas jaswthomas AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
12 Sep Re: Re: Pectoral Sandpipers at Lodi WWTP ["Daniel Williams jaegermaestro AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
12 Sep Re: Pectoral Sandpipers at Lodi WWTP ["Breck Breckenridge breck22 AT ymail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
12 Sep Re: Canada Warbler report, SAC ["Chris Conard conardc AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
11 Sep Re: Eurasian Collared Doves carrying nesting material ["Manfred Kusch makusch AT ucdavis.edu [central_valley_birds]" ]
11 Sep Eurasian Collared Doves carrying nesting material ["maryolo1 AT netscape.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
11 Sep Optics & Nature Festival - Sunday -Sept 14th (10AM-4PM) in Sonoma ["'Bruce E. Webb' BruWebb AT surewest.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
11 Sep Pectoral Sandpipers at Lodi WWTP ["jaegermaestro AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
11 Sep Re: Re: [CVBirds] White- crowned Sparrow ["Farley Cross farleycross AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
11 Sep Re: Canada Warbler report, SAC ["John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
11 Sep Re: Canada Warbler report, SAC ["Clifford Hawley yellowhammerCA AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
11 Sep Canada Warbler report, SAC ["Chris Conard conardc AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
10 Sep Re: Re: [CVBirds] White- crowned Sparrow ["John Harris johnh AT mills.edu [central_valley_birds]" ]
10 Sep Re: White- crowned Sparrow ["Gil Ewing gewing1 AT earthlink.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
10 Sep Re: White- crowned Sparrow ["John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
10 Sep RE: White- crowned Sparrow ["'Alvaro Jaramillo' chucao AT coastside.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
10 Sep Re: White- crowned Sparrow ["BRUCE DEUEL bdeuel AT wildblue.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
10 Sep Re: White- crowned Sparrow ["John Harris johnh AT mills.edu [central_valley_birds]" ]
10 Sep White- crowned Sparrow ["Marilyn Hemmeter birdergirl AT earthlink.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
9 Sep Re: Chimney Swift, Sacramento ["Gil Ewing gewing1 AT earthlink.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
09 Sep Blackpoll Warbler in Sacramento (photos) ["Naturestoc AT aol.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
8 Sep Re: My new county bird ["John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [tularekingsbirds]" ]
8 Sep Re: [tularekingsbirds] My new county bird ["John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
8 Sep Chimney Swift, Sacramento ["Gil Ewing gewing1 AT earthlink.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
8 Sep Blackpoll Warbler and N. Waterthrush continue ["William Rockey wlrockey AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
8 Sep Re: Digest Number 4844 ["JCShulters AT aol.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
8 Sep Putah Creek Sunday ["'Perrone, Michael AT DWR' Michael.Perrone@water.ca.gov [central_valley_birds]" ]
7 Sep RE: Lewis's Woodpeckers ["Damien Farine swiss7 AT hotmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]

Subject: Tall Forest survey highlights
From: "'John and Glennah Trochet' trochetj AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:41:56 -0700
Dear Birders,

 

This morning's Tall Forest bird survey at the Cosumnes River Preserve
produced one very good bird and many other enjoyable observations.  No doubt
the highlight was a very cooperative yellow-throated vireo.  We also turned
up a red-breasted nuthatch and a purple finch, plus a decent variety of the
season's regular western migrants.

 

Best,

John Trochet

Sacramento
Subject: Re: Sabine's Gull at Folsom Lake
From: "Bruce Webb BruWebb AT surewest.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:09:29 -0700
This morning, at around 7:30AM, I had about 45 minutes to check on 
Folsom Lake.  From Beals Point, I managed to see the two Sabine's Gulls 
which, began flying higher and higher near the dam.  I was thinking it 
looked like an escape trajectory, qnd they might be leaving,  but they 
turned and flew back toward Folsom Point.

With guests visiting from Chile, I did not have time to search for the 
jaeger. or to drive to Folsom Point vantage which being on the south end 
of the lake has much better lighting.

I checked my personal sighting of Sabine's Gull from Folsom Lake was 
9/26/2003, an immature seen from Beals Point.

-- 
Bruce Webb
Granite Bay, CA

   'Have scope - Will travel'



On 9/20/2014 9:47 AM, cdlou37 cdlou37 AT comcast.net [central_valley_birds] 
wrote:
> The Parasitic Jaeger was seen this morning Saturday. 830am.
>
> Calvin Lou
> SF
>
>
> Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone
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>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: "Chris Conard conardc AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]"
> Date:09/19/2014 1:50 PM (GMT-08:00)
> To: Central Valley Birds
> Subject: [CVBirds] Sabine's Gull at Folsom Lake
>
> Hi folks,
>
> Just heard from Linda Pittman that there was a Sabine's Gull (or 
> possibly two) at Folsom Lake along with the jaeger.
>
> All the best,
>
> Chris Conard
> Sacramento
> 
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Posted by: cdlou37 
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Subject: (fwd) PHVI
From: "Joseph Morlan jmorlan AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:39:20 -0700
Forwarding by request....

On Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:56:07 -0700, David Nelson  wrote:

Joe,

Please post to Central Valley Birds, or CalBirds,  that Kris  Dunlap and I
saw the Philadelphia Vireo at 9:00AM at Lodi Lake, same location as
reported yesterday.

Thank you,

David W. Nelson

Sent from my iPhone
-- 
Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA
"It turns out we're very good at not seeing things" - Jack Hitt


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Subject: RE: Sabine's Gull at Folsom Lake
From: "cdlou37 cdlou37 AT comcast.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:47:43 -0700
The Parasitic Jaeger was seen this morning Saturday. 830am.

Calvin Lou
SF


Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: "Chris Conard conardc AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]"
Date:09/19/2014 1:50 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: Central Valley Birds
Subject: [CVBirds] Sabine's Gull at Folsom Lake
Hi folks, Just heard from Linda Pittman that there was a Sabine's Gull (or possibly two) at Folsom Lake along with the jaeger. All the best, Chris Conard Sacramento
Subject: Tennessee Warbler still at Putah Cr
From: "Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 08:13:13 -0700
I am here with Tracy Farrington; we have relocated the Tennessee Warbler in
the same tall eucs easy of the clearing.  It's a pretty dusky one but still
with strong eyeline and paler under tail in good light

-- 
Steve Hampton
Davis, CA
Subject: Re: Sabine's Gull at Folsom Lake
From: "L Pittman pittmanl AT frontiernet.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:05:20 -0700
Two Sabine's Gull pursued on and off by the jaeger, mostly in Sac county. 
Viewed from Folsom Point 

Linda Pittman
Wilton CA

Sent from my iPhone

On Sep 19, 2014, at 1:50 PM, "Chris Conard conardc AT gmail.com 
[central_valley_birds]"  wrote: 


Hi folks,

Just heard from Linda Pittman that there was a Sabine's Gull (or possibly two) 
at Folsom Lake along with the jaeger. 


All the best,

Chris Conard
Sacramento
Subject: Sabine's Gull at Folsom Lake
From: "Chris Conard conardc AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:50:25 -0700
Hi folks,

Just heard from Linda Pittman that there was a Sabine's Gull (or possibly
two) at Folsom Lake along with the jaeger.

All the best,

Chris Conard
Sacramento
Subject: Sunday Monterey pelagic
From: "John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:56:40 -0700
We need five more people to sign up for Sunday's Monterey seabirds pelagic 
trip. Please (831) 372-0599 to sign up. Great time to be on the ocean! 


John

John Sterling.
26 Palm Ave
Woodland, CA 95696
Www.sterlingbirds.com
530 908-3836

Sent from my iPhone



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Subject: Sunday Monterey pelagic
From: "John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:56:40 -0700
We need five more people to sign up for Sunday's Monterey seabirds pelagic 
trip. Please (831) 372-0599 to sign up. Great time to be on the ocean! 


John

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Subject: Fwd: [SJBIRDS] Lodi Lake Philly Vireo
From: "Chris Conard conardc AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:53:32 -0700
Chris Conard
Sacramento
--please excuse this brief message sent with my phone
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From: "David Yee birdmanyee AT gmail.com [SJBIRDS]" <
SJBIRDS-noreply AT yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sep 19, 2014 12:51 PM
Subject: [SJBIRDS] Lodi Lake Philly Vireo
To: "sjbirds" 
Cc:



Birders:

At mid-morning today (Sept 19th) there was a Philadelphia Vireo at the Lodi
Lake Nature Area. The easiest way to reach the Nature Area is to park on
Laurel St to the east of the park, and then hike the short distance north
to the entrance to the Nature Area which is on the east side of Lodi Lake.
Upon entering the Nature Area there will be a dirt path that shoots off to
the left from the paved path, and goes along the Mokelumne River. Go about
100 yds to where a small path crosses over the creek and joins the paved
path.  The vireo was mostly just before this small path.  Migrants were
heavy in this area, and it was difficult to stay with the bird because of
the other birds.  This flock consisted mostly of Yellow, Wilson's, and
Orange-cr warblers, but there was also a Black-throated Gray, Nashville and
three Townsend's, and the vireo appeared to loosely be moving with them.
This bird had bright yellow underparts, brightest in the throat and beast
areas, and had a very contrasting face pattern.  The only other vireo in
the area at the time was a Hutton's.

I'd appreciate it if someone wouldn't mind forwarding this to other
listserves.

Good Birding,
David Yee


Subject: Folsom lake parasitic jaeger
From: "John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:38:28 -0700
The immature dark morph parasitic jaeger that Conard reported this morning is 
still here chasing the few California gulls on the lake. It was in all three 
counties during the past 30 minutes. 


Yeah

John Sterling.
26 Palm Ave
Woodland, CA 95696
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Subject: Jaeger at Folsom Lake
From: "Chris Conard conardc AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:11:56 -0700
This morning a large jaeger with a lot of white in the primaries was in all
three counties, seen from Folsom Pt around 830. It was very active,
disappeared up the El Dorado arm and presumably the same bird appeared back
in the Placer arm.

I have some very distract and blurry photos that might be useful. The bird
landed twice to the south of the floating toilet.

Two Bald Eagles on the El Do peninsula.

Chris Conard
Sacramento
--please excuse this brief message sent with my phone
Subject: Tall Forest bird survey tomorrow
From: "'John and Glennah Trochet' trochetj AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:18:35 -0700
Dear Birders,

 

This month's Tall Forest bird survey at the Cosumnes River Preserve in
southern Sacramento County will take place tomorrow, 20 September.  We will
go through the Farm Center gate, corner of Bruceville and Desmond Roads,
promptly at 6:00 a.m.  Be prepared for mosquitoes.  I have been away for a
few weeks, so I know nothing of current water conditions and can offer no
educated opinion as to footwear.  My expectation is that if there is to be
any issue, it will be crossing at the pump station into the forest proper.
No promises, but in view of all the good finds locally while I was away,
maybe we will turn up something interesting.

 

Best,

John Trochet

Sacramento
Subject: Re: Vaux's Swifts in Yolo County
From: "Ken Ealy litehawk AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:33:30 -0700
Likewise today at Lake Solano Park.

Ken Ealy
Davis

> On Sep 18, 2014, at 19:00, "'Andy Engilis, Jr.' aengilisjr AT ucdavis.edu 
[central_valley_birds]"  wrote: 

> 
> Sami – Funny, we had a good flight of Vaux’s Swifts around the same time 
on Putah Creek (forgot to mention in earlier post). I looked for Chimney Swifts 
since one was recently photographed and reported along the American River 
Parkway. No luck there. 

> 
>  
> 
> Andy Engilis
> 
>  
> 
> Andrew Engilis, Jr.
> 
> Curator
> 
> Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology
> 
> University of California
> 
> One Shields Avenue
> 
> Davis, CA 95616
> 
> USA
> 
>  
> 
> Office Phone:  530-752-0364
> 
> FAX: 530-752-4154
> 
> E-mail:  aengilisjr AT ucdavis.edu
> 
> Website:  http://mwfb.ucdavis.edu
> 
>  
> 
>  
> 
> From: central_valley_birds AT yahoogroups.com 
[mailto:central_valley_birds AT yahoogroups.com] 

> Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2014 9:58 AM
> To: central_valley_birds AT yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [CVBirds] Vaux's Swifts in Yolo County
> 
>  
> 
>  
> 
> Sorry about the delay in posting. Yesterday I was with a group of birders at 
Babel Slough. When we arrived about 8:15 we saw a few Vaux's swifts flying 
around and away. We felt happy to have seen them since it has been my 
experience once you see them they are gone. However this was not the case 
yesterday. We continued to see many in the immediate area of the riparian 
habitat of Babel slough as well as seeing them going out over the adjacent 
field on either side of that habitat, both high and low, it was impressive to 
me. This show went on for almost a hour and then they were gone. My humble 
estimate is a species count of up to 50 individual birds. 

> 
>  
> 
> Sami LaRocca
> 
> Woodland, CA
> 
> 
> 
Subject: RE: Vaux's Swifts in Yolo County
From: "'Andy Engilis, Jr.' aengilisjr AT ucdavis.edu [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:00:15 -0700
Sami – Funny, we had a good flight of Vaux’s Swifts around the same time on 
Putah Creek (forgot to mention in earlier post). I looked for Chimney Swifts 
since one was recently photographed and reported along the American River 
Parkway. No luck there. 


 

Andy Engilis

 

Andrew Engilis, Jr.

Curator

Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology

University of California

One Shields Avenue

Davis, CA 95616

USA

 

Office Phone:  530-752-0364

FAX: 530-752-4154

E-mail:  aengilisjr AT ucdavis.edu

Website:  http://mwfb.ucdavis.edu  

 

 

From: central_valley_birds AT yahoogroups.com 
[mailto:central_valley_birds AT yahoogroups.com] 

Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2014 9:58 AM
To: central_valley_birds AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: [CVBirds] Vaux's Swifts in Yolo County

 

  

Sorry about the delay in posting. Yesterday I was with a group of birders at 
Babel Slough. When we arrived about 8:15 we saw a few Vaux's swifts flying 
around and away. We felt happy to have seen them since it has been my 
experience once you see them they are gone. However this was not the case 
yesterday. We continued to see many in the immediate area of the riparian 
habitat of Babel slough as well as seeing them going out over the adjacent 
field on either side of that habitat, both high and low, it was impressive to 
me. This show went on for almost a hour and then they were gone. My humble 
estimate is a species count of up to 50 individual birds. 


 

Sami LaRocca

Woodland, CA


Subject: Putah Creek Birds (east of Bird Bath area)
From: "'Andy Engilis, Jr.' aengilisjr AT ucdavis.edu [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:57:37 -0700
Yesterday (sorry for late post, have been under the weather) I led a group
of students along Putah Creek east of the bird bath area (near Pedrick Road
crossing).  It was very birdy yesterday with lots of migrants.  Highlight
was Chestnut-backed Chickadee (at least two bids), I believe another bird
was reported from this area earlier this month.  These are the first this
low on the creek since 2008-09.   The other highlight were several Blue-gray
Gnatcatchers.  I also had my first of season White-crowned Sparrows,
Golden-crowned Sparrows, Yellow-rumped Warblers as well.

 

Andy Engilis

 

Andrew Engilis, Jr.

Curator

Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology

University of California

One Shields Avenue

Davis, CA 95616

USA

 

Office Phone:  530-752-0364

FAX: 530-752-4154

E-mail:  aengilisjr AT ucdavis.edu

Website:    http://mwfb.ucdavis.edu

 

 
Subject: Far Western El Dorado County Birds
From: "Craig Swolgaard cswol AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:53:16 -0700
Birders-

While birding a transect yesterday with friends from the lower foothills to the 
Great Basin we encountered two yellow-billed magpies, two vesper sparrows, 
three Says phoebes, and six or seven Lewiss woodpeckers off South Shingle 
Road, between Latrobe Road and Michigan Bar Road. This was early morning in El 
Dorado County. We also encountered ridiculously huge numbers of acorn 
woodpeckers as we climbed into the Sierra Nevada. 


Craig Swolgaard
Georgetown, CA




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Subject: Interesting Woodpeckers on Putah Creek
From: "thomas blankenship margaret.blankensh AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:09:36 -0700
I have birded Putah Creek between Hopkins and Pedrick regularly for 23 years. 
Today I was very surprised to see 3 Lewis's Woodpeckers in the top of a 
half-dead walnut tree close to the huge eucalyptus trees. I have also noticed 
at least 5 Acorn Woodpeckers establishing a territory in the large valley oak 
trees along the creek. I am aware that Acorn Woodpeckers have historically 
lived along this stretch of the creek but I have seen only one in the last 20 
years. I wonder if we are seeing this activity because of the fire close to 
Lake Berryessa? I have also been seeing a pair of "tame" Lawrence's goldfinches 
in the lower branches of the old oak next to the road as it descends to the 
bridge. We might be in for an interesting winter. 

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Subject: Re: wandering Acorn Woodpeckers
From: "Amy Carter aec0922 AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:16:25 -0700

I know this is out of the Central Valley, but I saw an Acorn Woodpecker along 
Patterson Pass road in the Altamont on 9/8 about 7am in the morning (no where 
near trees, flying from electric pole to electric pole. ). I have never seen 
them in the Altamont before. 



Amy Carter
Manteca, CA








> On Sep 17, 2014, at 2:17 PM, "Sarah Mayhew slmayhew77 AT gmail.com 
[central_valley_birds]"  wrote: 

>
> Yes, I have seen them at Putah Creek as well. Don't think I have ever seen 
them there before. We saw some at Babel Slough this morning as well. 

>
> Sarah Mayhew
> Davis, CA
>
>> On Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 1:56 PM, Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com 
[central_valley_birds]  wrote: 

>>
>> It's definitely an unusual year for wandering Acorn Woodpeckers. In Yolo, 
I've recently seen them at Sacramento Bypass, Grasslands Park, and Putah Creek 
at Pedrick (heading out over the ag fields). They've also been reported from Pt 
Reyes Lighthouse and SE Farallon Island (where they are very rare). 

>>
>>
>>
>>
>>> On Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 1:27 PM, Dan Airola d.airola AT sbcglobal.net 
[central_valley_birds]  wrote: 

>>>
>>> I haven't seen posts about wandering Acorn Woodpeckers, but in the last 
week I have seen what appear to be wandering Acorn Woodpeckers in 3 areas where 
they typically have not occurred during my regular fall and winter visits in 
recent years. In all three cases, the birds were seen and then observed leaving 
the area, as if wandering. 

>>>
>>> Reichmuth Park (Sacramento) - 3 on 9/12
>>> Babel Slough (Yolo)  - 2 on 9/14
>>> West Sacramento Residential area (Yolo) - 1 today (9/17)
>>>
>>> Both Reichmuth and the section of Babel I survey have oaks, but Acorn 
Woodpeckers are not regular there. The West Sacramento site is a 10-20 year old 
neighborhood with light tree cover and no oaks. The woodpecker was perched in 
the tallest tree in the neighborhood and then flew off at high altitude, as is 
going out of the area. 

>>>
>>> For what it is worth, the acorn crops in these and other areas I visit seem 
low-moderate. Last year, Valley Oaks produced a very abundant crop. at 1,500 ft 
elevation in Calaveras County, Blue Oaks appear to be producing abundantly. 


>>>
>>> Pieces to the puzzle.
>>>
>>> Dan Airola
>>> Sacramento
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:17 PM, "jaegermaestro AT yahoo.com 
[central_valley_birds]"  wrote: 

>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> I just had a LEWIS'S WOODPECKER pass over me from north to south near the 
corner of Nichols and Duluth in Rocklin. This is just south of Thunder Valley 
Casino. 

>>>
>>> I've read a lot about Acorn Woodies wandering around where they're not 
usually seen this season. I wonder if we're on the cusp of a major Lewis 
wandering period too. 

>>>
>>> Dan Williams
>>> Carmichael
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Steve Hampton
>> Davis, CA
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Subject: Vaux's Swifts in Yolo County
From: "sami182 AT wavecable.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 18 Sep 2014 09:58:20 -0700
Sorry about the delay in posting. Yesterday I was with a group of birders at 
Babel Slough. When we arrived about 8:15 we saw a few Vaux's swifts flying 
around and away. We felt happy to have seen them since it has been my 
experience once you see them they are gone. However this was not the case 
yesterday. We continued to see many in the immediate area of the riparian 
habitat of Babel slough as well as seeing them going out over the adjacent 
field on either side of that habitat, both high and low, it was impressive to 
me. This show went on for almost a hour and then they were gone. My humble 
estimate is a species count of up to 50 individual birds. 

 

 Sami LaRocca
 Woodland, CA
Subject: Sacramento Audubon Meeting, Thursday, September 18, 7pm: Birds and Culture of Oaxaca
From: "'L Pittman' pittmanl AT frontiernet.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:57:21 -0700
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Rudy Darling:  Birds and Culture of Oaxaca

 

In March 2010, Rudy Darling and three other Nevada County birders went on a
12-day birding and culture trip to Oaxaca, Mexico.  They took over 2,000
photos and Rudy has selected some of the best to share in this presentation.
The emphasis will be on birds, but will also include some cultural aspects
of the trip. 

 

Oaxaca lies at the southern end of Mexico.  Habitat varies from desert to
cloud forest to coastal mangrove swamps, and the bird life reflects this
diversity.  Many of the winter birds there are familiar to us as summer
breeders up north.  Others are more typical of Central American countries
further south.  A handful of them are endemic to Oaxaca.  Indigenous human
cultures include Mixtec and Zapotec peoples.  Monte Alban overlooks the city
of Oaxaca and is one of the premier pre-Columbian archeological sites in the
area.  Join us as Rudy takes us on a brief tour of the amazing birds and
culture of this southern treasure.  

 

Rudy Darling has been a birder since 1963 and a member of the board of
Sierra Foothills Audubon Society (SFAS) since 1998. He is in charge of the
Grass Valley Christmas Bird Count and the SFAS Bird-A-Thon fundraiser. He
also leads field trips and teaches classes for SFAS and Sierra College,
specializing in owls and birding by ear. He is Nevada County editor for
North American Birds and eBird. His formal training includes a BA in Biology
and an MS in Ecology. He is retired from a career in analytical laboratory
work. 

 

The 7 p.m. meeting will be at Effie Yeaw Nature Center in Ancil Hoffman Park
(For directions, see www.sacnaturecenter.com).   There will be no charge for
the program or parking, and no park-entry fee.

Linda Pittman

Wilton, CA

 

 

 

 
Subject: Putah Creek Fall birds
From: "Manfred Kusch makusch AT ucdavis.edu [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:19:35 -0700
Warbler activity along the creek near my house has definitely slowed, 
consisting almost exclusively of Yellow Warblers. Sitting in my blind, I 
counted about 30 Yellow Warblers during an hour and a half at the traditional 
bathing spot but only 1 Orange-crowned and, very briefly, 1 Black-throated Gray 
and 1 Wilson's warbler. A surprise a few days ago were 2 Hutton's Vireos, one 
at the bathing spot and one in my garden, a very rare bird around here. Several 
Western Tanagers also show up most mornings. A few Yellow-rumped Warblers are 
now reliably present every day and I expect their numbers to increase fairly 
rapidly now. Another first fall arrival at the bathing spot today was a rather 
handsome, finely and cleanly streaked Lincoln's Sparrow. Four River Otters were 
gorging themselves on crawdads right next to my blind, burrowing through 
aquatic vegetation, one of them briefly bumping into my blind as it hauled out 
onto some gravel less than two feet from where I was sitting. 

The frist White-crowned Sparrows, a small flock of at least five, showed up 
today at my seed feeder, apparently still familiar with it from last year. 
Quite a few Anna's Hummingbirds have filled some of the spaces vacated by the 
Black-chinned hummers who by now must be close to their destination in Mexico. 
At least 2 selasphorus hummers are still present as is the continuing male 
Costa's. Just as in previous years, a Peregrine Falcon has shown up, a couple 
of times so far, perching for hours during the morning high on dead eucalyptus 
branches behind my house. Numerous Acorn Woodpeckers still populate the 
riparian corridor along the creek, some of them visiting every morning a sap 
well in a cottonwood tree that also attracts other woodpeckers, nuthatches, and 
even hummingbirds. 



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


Subject: Four Brown Boobies: Half Moon Bay Pelagic Trip
From: "DEBRA SHEARWATER debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:56:08 -0700
Shearwater Journeys had a fabulous 12 hour pelagic seabirding trip from Half 
Moon Bay on September 15, 2014. Highlights included: FOUR BROWN BOOBIES (two 
adults) on the Half Moon Bay Weather Buoy; 20 Black-footed Albatrosses; 8000 
SOOTY SHEARWATERS feeding on anchovies with 3 HUMPBACK WHALES and two 
BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS; 1000 actively feeding BLACK STORM-PETRELS in the 
afternoon, with a small scattering of ASHY STORM-PETRELS amongst them; 
POMARINE, PARASITIC and LONG-TAILED JAEGERS; a few SABINE'S GULLS; one ARCTIC 
TERN and 4 COMMON TERNS; one adult TUFTED PUFFIN; five species of pinnipeds; 
and, most importantly, gorgeous, flat-calm seas throughout the day. It was very 
warm  T-shirt weather. The sea surface temperature (SST) ranged from 59 
nearshore with the anchovies to a cooking 65 F, on the Continental Shelf and 
offshore! 


I had been checking that weather buoy regularly for a booby, but gave up on my 
last couple trips. On the 15th, I decided to try again and was astounded to see 
FOUR BROWN BOOBIES sitting on it at the same time! Amazing. 


We still have a very nice selection of pelagic trips available this season. 
Below, are the dates and leaders. I'll be on all of these trips. 


Sep.19, Fri. from Bodega Bay with Steve Howell, Peter Pyle, Lisa Hug, Steve 
Tucker, Jennifer Green. 

Sep. 21, Sun. from Half Moon Bay with Tim Miller, Steve Hampton, Marissa 
Ortega-Welch, Will Brooks. 

Sep. 24, Wed. from Half Moon Bay with Jon Dunn, Peter Pyle, Steve Hampton, Adam 
Searcy, Jim Holmes, Jennifer Green, Jim Danzenbaker (another Leader Bonanza 
day!) 

Sep. 25, Thu. from Monterey with Jon Dunn, Adam Searcy, Nick Levendosky, Jim 
Danzenbaker. 

Sep. 26, Fri. from Monterey with Kenn & Kimberly Kaufman, Scott & Linda 
Terrill. 

Sep. 27, Sat. from Monterey with Steve Tucker, Scott & Linda Terrill, Jim 
Danzenbaker, Jennifer Green. 

Sep. 28, Sun. from Monterey with Gerry McChesney, Rick Fournier, Marissa 
Ortega-Welsh, Courtenay Ray. 


Oct. 4, Sat. from Monterey with Scott & Linda Terrill, Nick Levendosky, 
Jennifer Green. 

Oct. 5, Sun. from Half Moon Bay with Abe Borker, Steve Tucker, Dena Spatz, 
Steve Hampton, Courtenay Ray. 

Oct. 11, Sat. from Monterey with Gerry McChesney, Nick Levendosky, Rick 
Fournier. 

Oct. 12, Sun. from Half Moon Bay with Steve Tucker, Steve Hampton, Courtenay 
Ray. 


DEBRA SHEARWATER
Shearwater Journeys, Inc.
PO Box 190
Hollister, CA 95024
831.637.8527
debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com
www.shearwaterjourneys.com
www.shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com

Pacific Odyssey Voyages: April/May 2015
Russian Far East Voyages: May/June 2016- with Debi










Subject: Four Brown Boobies: Half Moon Bay Pelagic Trip
From: "DEBRA SHEARWATER debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com [peninsula-birding]" <peninsula-birding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:56:08 -0700
Shearwater Journeys had a fabulous 12 hour pelagic seabirding trip from Half 
Moon Bay on September 15, 2014. Highlights included: FOUR BROWN BOOBIES (two 
adults) on the Half Moon Bay Weather Buoy; 20 Black-footed Albatrosses; 8000 
SOOTY SHEARWATERS feeding on anchovies with 3 HUMPBACK WHALES and two 
BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS; 1000 actively feeding BLACK STORM-PETRELS in the 
afternoon, with a small scattering of ASHY STORM-PETRELS amongst them; 
POMARINE, PARASITIC and LONG-TAILED JAEGERS; a few SABINE'S GULLS; one ARCTIC 
TERN and 4 COMMON TERNS; one adult TUFTED PUFFIN; five species of pinnipeds; 
and, most importantly, gorgeous, flat-calm seas throughout the day. It was very 
warm  T-shirt weather. The sea surface temperature (SST) ranged from 59 
nearshore with the anchovies to a cooking 65 F, on the Continental Shelf and 
offshore! 


I had been checking that weather buoy regularly for a booby, but gave up on my 
last couple trips. On the 15th, I decided to try again and was astounded to see 
FOUR BROWN BOOBIES sitting on it at the same time! Amazing. 


We still have a very nice selection of pelagic trips available this season. 
Below, are the dates and leaders. I'll be on all of these trips. 


Sep.19, Fri. from Bodega Bay with Steve Howell, Peter Pyle, Lisa Hug, Steve 
Tucker, Jennifer Green. 

Sep. 21, Sun. from Half Moon Bay with Tim Miller, Steve Hampton, Marissa 
Ortega-Welch, Will Brooks. 

Sep. 24, Wed. from Half Moon Bay with Jon Dunn, Peter Pyle, Steve Hampton, Adam 
Searcy, Jim Holmes, Jennifer Green, Jim Danzenbaker (another Leader Bonanza 
day!) 

Sep. 25, Thu. from Monterey with Jon Dunn, Adam Searcy, Nick Levendosky, Jim 
Danzenbaker. 

Sep. 26, Fri. from Monterey with Kenn & Kimberly Kaufman, Scott & Linda 
Terrill. 

Sep. 27, Sat. from Monterey with Steve Tucker, Scott & Linda Terrill, Jim 
Danzenbaker, Jennifer Green. 

Sep. 28, Sun. from Monterey with Gerry McChesney, Rick Fournier, Marissa 
Ortega-Welsh, Courtenay Ray. 


Oct. 4, Sat. from Monterey with Scott & Linda Terrill, Nick Levendosky, 
Jennifer Green. 

Oct. 5, Sun. from Half Moon Bay with Abe Borker, Steve Tucker, Dena Spatz, 
Steve Hampton, Courtenay Ray. 

Oct. 11, Sat. from Monterey with Gerry McChesney, Nick Levendosky, Rick 
Fournier. 

Oct. 12, Sun. from Half Moon Bay with Steve Tucker, Steve Hampton, Courtenay 
Ray. 


DEBRA SHEARWATER
Shearwater Journeys, Inc.
PO Box 190
Hollister, CA 95024
831.637.8527
debi AT shearwaterjourneys.com
www.shearwaterjourneys.com
www.shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com

Pacific Odyssey Voyages: April/May 2015
Russian Far East Voyages: May/June 2016- with Debi










Subject: Re: wandering Acorn Woodpeckers
From: "Sarah Mayhew slmayhew77 AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:17:16 -0700
Yes, I have seen them at Putah Creek as well. Don't think I have ever seen
them there before. We saw some at Babel Slough this morning as well.

Sarah Mayhew
Davis, CA

On Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 1:56 PM, Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com
[central_valley_birds]  wrote:

>
>
> It's definitely an unusual year for wandering Acorn Woodpeckers.   In
> Yolo, I've recently seen them at Sacramento Bypass, Grasslands Park, and
> Putah Creek at Pedrick (heading out over the ag fields).  They've also been
> reported from Pt Reyes Lighthouse and SE Farallon Island (where they are
> very rare).
>
>
>
>
> On Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 1:27 PM, Dan Airola d.airola AT sbcglobal.net
> [central_valley_birds] 
> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> I haven't seen posts about wandering Acorn Woodpeckers, but in the last
>> week I have seen what appear to be wandering Acorn Woodpeckers in 3 areas
>> where they typically have not occurred during my regular fall and winter
>> visits in recent years.  In all three cases, the birds were seen and then
>> observed leaving the area, as if wandering.
>>
>> Reichmuth Park (Sacramento) - 3 on 9/12
>> Babel Slough (Yolo)  - 2 on 9/14
>> West Sacramento Residential area (Yolo) - 1 today (9/17)
>>
>> Both Reichmuth and the section of Babel I survey have oaks, but Acorn
>> Woodpeckers are not regular there.  The West Sacramento site is a 10-20
>> year old neighborhood with light tree cover and no oaks.  The woodpecker
>> was perched in the tallest tree in the neighborhood and then flew off at
>> high altitude, as is going out of the area.
>>
>> For what it is worth, the acorn crops in these and other areas I visit
>> seem low-moderate.  Last year, Valley Oaks produced a very abundant crop.
>>  at 1,500 ft elevation in Calaveras County, Blue Oaks appear to be
>> producing abundantly.
>>
>> Pieces to the puzzle.
>>
>> Dan Airola
>> Sacramento
>>
>>
>>   On Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:17 PM, "jaegermaestro AT yahoo.com
>> [central_valley_birds]"  wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>  I just had a LEWIS'S WOODPECKER pass over me from north to south near
>> the corner of Nichols and Duluth in Rocklin.  This is just south of Thunder
>> Valley Casino.
>>
>> I've read a lot about Acorn Woodies wandering around where they're not
>> usually seen this season.  I wonder if we're on the cusp of a major Lewis
>> wandering period too.
>>
>> Dan Williams
>> Carmichael
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Steve Hampton
> Davis, CA
>
>  
>



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Subject: wandering Acorn Woodpeckers
From: "Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:56:40 -0700
It's definitely an unusual year for wandering Acorn Woodpeckers.   In Yolo,
I've recently seen them at Sacramento Bypass, Grasslands Park, and Putah
Creek at Pedrick (heading out over the ag fields).  They've also been
reported from Pt Reyes Lighthouse and SE Farallon Island (where they are
very rare).




On Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 1:27 PM, Dan Airola d.airola AT sbcglobal.net
[central_valley_birds]  wrote:

>
>
> I haven't seen posts about wandering Acorn Woodpeckers, but in the last
> week I have seen what appear to be wandering Acorn Woodpeckers in 3 areas
> where they typically have not occurred during my regular fall and winter
> visits in recent years.  In all three cases, the birds were seen and then
> observed leaving the area, as if wandering.
>
> Reichmuth Park (Sacramento) - 3 on 9/12
> Babel Slough (Yolo)  - 2 on 9/14
> West Sacramento Residential area (Yolo) - 1 today (9/17)
>
> Both Reichmuth and the section of Babel I survey have oaks, but Acorn
> Woodpeckers are not regular there.  The West Sacramento site is a 10-20
> year old neighborhood with light tree cover and no oaks.  The woodpecker
> was perched in the tallest tree in the neighborhood and then flew off at
> high altitude, as is going out of the area.
>
> For what it is worth, the acorn crops in these and other areas I visit
> seem low-moderate.  Last year, Valley Oaks produced a very abundant crop.
>  at 1,500 ft elevation in Calaveras County, Blue Oaks appear to be
> producing abundantly.
>
> Pieces to the puzzle.
>
> Dan Airola
> Sacramento
>
>
>   On Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:17 PM, "jaegermaestro AT yahoo.com
> [central_valley_birds]"  wrote:
>
>
>
>  I just had a LEWIS'S WOODPECKER pass over me from north to south near
> the corner of Nichols and Duluth in Rocklin.  This is just south of Thunder
> Valley Casino.
>
> I've read a lot about Acorn Woodies wandering around where they're not
> usually seen this season.  I wonder if we're on the cusp of a major Lewis
> wandering period too.
>
> Dan Williams
> Carmichael
>
>
>
>    
>



-- 
Steve Hampton
Davis, CA
Subject: Re: Lewis's Woodpecker in Rocklin
From: "Dan Airola d.airola AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:27:30 -0700
I haven't seen posts about wandering Acorn Woodpeckers, but in the last week I 
have seen what appear to be wandering Acorn Woodpeckers in 3 areas where they 
typically have not occurred during my regular fall and winter visits in recent 
years. In all three cases, the birds were seen and then observed leaving the 
area, as if wandering. 


Reichmuth Park (Sacramento) - 3 on 9/12
Babel Slough (Yolo)  - 2 on 9/14
West Sacramento Residential area (Yolo) - 1 today (9/17)

Both Reichmuth and the section of Babel I survey have oaks, but Acorn 
Woodpeckers are not regular there. The West Sacramento site is a 10-20 year old 
neighborhood with light tree cover and no oaks. The woodpecker was perched in 
the tallest tree in the neighborhood and then flew off at high altitude, as is 
going out of the area. 


For what it is worth, the acorn crops in these and other areas I visit seem 
low-moderate. Last year, Valley Oaks produced a very abundant crop. at 1,500 ft 
elevation in Calaveras County, Blue Oaks appear to be producing abundantly. 


Pieces to the puzzle.

Dan Airola
Sacramento


On Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:17 PM, "jaegermaestro AT yahoo.com 
[central_valley_birds]"  wrote: 

 


  
I just had a LEWIS'S WOODPECKER pass over me from north to south near the 
corner of Nichols and Duluth in Rocklin. This is just south of Thunder Valley 
Casino. 


I've read a lot about Acorn Woodies wandering around where they're not usually 
seen this season. I wonder if we're on the cusp of a major Lewis wandering 
period too. 


Dan Williams
Carmichael

Subject: Lewis's Woodpecker in Rocklin
From: "jaegermaestro AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 17 Sep 2014 12:17:01 -0700
I just had a LEWIS'S WOODPECKER pass over me from north to south near the 
corner of Nichols and Duluth in Rocklin. This is just south of Thunder Valley 
Casino. 


I've read a lot about Acorn Woodies wandering around where they're not usually 
seen this season. I wonder if we're on the cusp of a major Lewis wandering 
period too. 


Dan Williams
Carmichael
 

Subject: Re: Hairy Woodpeckers Bakersfield Nesting
From: "Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:45:21 -0700
Interesting threat.  Hairy Woodpeckers have nested along Putah Creek near
Bray Canyon at an elevation of about 180'.  One was also down near Davis at
Stevenson Bridge Rd but not sure if it paired up.



On Sun, Sep 14, 2014 at 5:32 PM, Bob Barnes bbarnes AT lightspeed.net
[central_valley_birds]  wrote:

>
>
> Hi,
>
> Hairy Woodpeckers have been found along the Kern River parkway through
> Bakersfield on the San Joaquin Valley floor at 300'-400' elevation. A
> number of years ago Bakersfield-based birders Brenda Kyle and Ken Kyle
> found a Hairy Woodpecker pair at a nest hole during breeding/nesting
> season along the parkway in the vicinity of Truxton Lakes between
> Truxton Avenue and the Kern River riverbed. That pair of Hairy
> Woodpeckers was observed more than one isolated day.
>
> Continued Happy, Productive, and Rewarding Birding,
>
> Bob Barnes, Ridgecrest, Kern County, California
>  
>



-- 
Steve Hampton
Davis, CA
Subject: jaeger flying at Granite Bay Boat Launch area - Folsom Lake, Placer Co
From: "'Bruce E. Webb' BruWebb AT surewest.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:47:35 -0700
 
At 1030 today, while walking the high ground away from the shoreline at
the Folsom Lake Granite Bay boat launch area, I scanned the lake with
10x binoculars. A distant dark jaeger rocketed across lake on the El
Dorado side going from south to north. It was flying low over the water
in hot pursuit of something . 

I had binoculars only, sorry no photos. Lighting was pretty harsh this
morning with the sun reflecting over the water, but it should be
excellent viewing this afternoon. Maybe it will settle down on the
shoreline for better views. A spotting scope would be ideal. 

Jaeger identification between Parasitic and Long-tailed is tough, even
on standing birds. So this one in flight showed two field marks. - 1. no
white flash in the primaries. and, 2. it chased, then was chased by a
California Gull and the jaeger was smaller in wing length and apparent
overall size. 

Based on small size relative to the California gull and lack of white
flash in the wing, I think it is a young Long-tailed Jaeger. Determining
body color was impossible in the harsh morning light and distance to the
bird. 

As far as I know, it is the first record of a jaeger sp. at Folsom Lake,
but there are photos of a sitting Parasitic Jaeger this weekend at the
North Shore of Lake Tahoe. Probably there are other interesting birds to
find there, like Common Tern and Sabine's Gull, also seen and
photographed in the last few days at other Sierran lakes. 

Some of the regular Placer County birders will probably be looking for
it this afternoon. 

-- 
Bruce Webb
Granite Bay, California
 Have Scope, Will Travel
 
Subject: Tomorrow on Putah Creek at the bird bath
From: "'Andy Engilis, Jr.' aengilisjr AT ucdavis.edu [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:20:54 -0700
Birders, I will be teaching a mist netting exercise to our field course
tomorrow from 6:30 am to 10:00 am.  We net in the vicinity of the bird bath
so wanted to let you know that I will be there with 17 students tomorrow
morning.  

 

Best - Andy Engilis

 

Andrew Engilis, Jr.

Curator

Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology

University of California

One Shields Avenue

Davis, CA 95616

USA

 

Office Phone:  530-752-0364

FAX: 530-752-4154

E-mail:  aengilisjr AT ucdavis.edu

Website:    http://mwfb.ucdavis.edu

 

 
Subject: Tennessee warbler putah creek
From: "John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:55:47 -0700
Just found and photographed a Tennessee warbler on the yolo county side of 
putah creek east of pedrick road. Go on trail past the large opening with the 
painted log. This is the old bird bath area. This is roughly .25 miles from 
bridge. There are two eucalyptus trees about 50 ft past this opening. Bird is 
mostly in the eucalyptus closest to trail. Good luck. 


Also one Lawrence goldfinch and one dusky flycatcher near bridge   

John Sterling.
26 Palm Ave
Woodland, CA 95696
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Subject: Canada Warbler continues at Ancil Hoffman
From: "jaegermaestro AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 16 Sep 2014 10:45:11 -0700
The CANADA WARBLER continued to grace the south end of the trail at Ancil 
Hoffman Park in Carmichael this morning. 


It was foraging just above eye level to quite high at times in a large willow 
on the river side of the dirt path below the paved loop at the bottom of the 
golf course. 


There was also a HERMIT WARBLER and many BLACK-THROATED GRAY in the vicinity.

Dan Williams
Carmichael
 

Subject: Snow Goose at Yolo Bypass in Davis
From: "slmayhew77 AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 15 Sep 2014 20:27:29 -0700
There was one lone Snow Goose hanging out with a female Mallard at the Yolo 
Bypass today in the ditch on the way to Parking Lot H. There were no other 
geese at the bypass that I could see. Seemed a little odd. 


Also saw 2 Wilson's Phalaropes, a Kestrel, an Osprey, tons of Gadwall, 
Yellowlegs, Black-necked Stilts and other usual suspects. 


Sarah Mayhew
Davis
 

Subject: Re: madera WTP Marbled Godwit
From: "kschnei1 AT hotmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 15 Sep 2014 14:53:30 -0700
Hi all,

My apologies for cross-posting - my eBird checklist from this morning's visit 
to the Madera WTP, with a photo of the godwit, is here: 


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19843264 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19843264 


The Madera WTP is at the intersection of Road 21 1/2 and Avenue 13, west of the 
town of Madera. They asked me to sign the visitor's log in the main office 
today before entering the pond area, but they don't require advance notice to 
visit the sewage ponds. I'm not sure of the exact hours of operation, but they 
are often accessible on the weekends as well as during the week. 


Good birding!

Ken Schneider
San Francisco
Subject: Re: Re: Hairy Woodpecker
From: "BRUCE DEUEL bdeuel AT wildblue.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:42:01 -0700
I have photographic records of one that apparently has been resident at
Colusa NWR for some time.
Cheers,
Bruce Deuel
Red Bluff

On Sun, Sep 14, 2014 at 4:09 PM, John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com
[central_valley_birds]  wrote:

>
>
> There are also records from the valley floor on Putah Creek and at Lodi
> Lakes (San Joaquin County).  Also close to valley floor at Folsom Lake.
> They are regular on valley floor in se corner of the valley on the Tejon
> Ranch too.  One probably good and another suspect record for Sutter County.
>
> John Sterling
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>
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> On Sep 14, 2014, at 2:19 PM, Dawn Garcia mel.dawn AT sbcglobal.net
> [central_valley_birds] 
> wrote:
>
>
>
> Hi, we have hairy woodpeckers along the Feather River (Brad Freeman trail)
> in Oroville and Butte Creek Ecological Preserve in Chico, year-round. Both
> also near the valley floor 300 - 700' in elevation.
>
>
>
> Dawn
> Dawn Garcia
> Oroville, CA
>
>  ~~~~  (*O**vO*)~~~~
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>
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>
>  
>
Subject: madera WTP Marbled Godwit
From: "John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:50:20 -0700
Ken Schneider just texted me to report a Marbled Godwit at the Madera sewage 
ponds. Great bird for Madera County. 


John Sterling
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Subject: Fw: Canada Warbler (Sac Co.) continues, 9/14
From: "David Johnson davedlj1246 AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:54:04 -0700
My twin brother, Dennis Johnson, and I had the continuing Canada Warbler (our 
second visit after striking out Friday morning) between the the tee box and the 
dirt path around 1030 am this morning, September 14, another American River 
Parkway lister for me as well as another Sacramento County lister. 




Dave Johnson
Fair Oaks






On Sunday, September 14, 2014 6:09 PM, "keith_seagull AT yahoo.com 
[central_valley_birds]"  wrote: 







The continuing Ancil Hoffman Golf Course Canada Warbler was found this 
afternoon about 2-3pm down the dirt path beyond the paved trail that ends in a 
circle. 

Keith Kwan
Sacramento



Subject: Canada Warbler (Sac Co.) continues, 9/14
From: "keith_seagull AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 14 Sep 2014 18:07:06 -0700
The continuing Ancil Hoffman Golf Course Canada Warbler was found this 
afternoon about 2-3pm down the dirt path beyond the paved trail that ends in a 
circle. 

Keith Kwan
Sacramento
 

Subject: Hairy Woodpeckers Bakersfield Nesting
From: "Bob Barnes bbarnes AT lightspeed.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:32:19 -0700
Hi,

Hairy Woodpeckers have been found along the Kern River parkway through 
Bakersfield on the San Joaquin Valley floor at 300'-400' elevation. A 
number of years ago Bakersfield-based birders Brenda Kyle and Ken Kyle 
found a Hairy Woodpecker pair at a nest hole during breeding/nesting 
season along the parkway in the vicinity of Truxton Lakes between 
Truxton Avenue and the Kern River riverbed. That pair of Hairy 
Woodpeckers was observed more than one isolated day.

Continued Happy, Productive, and Rewarding Birding,

Bob Barnes, Ridgecrest, Kern County, California


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Subject: Re: Re: Hairy Woodpecker
From: "John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:09:29 -0700
There are also records from the valley floor on Putah Creek and at Lodi Lakes 
(San Joaquin County). Also close to valley floor at Folsom Lake. They are 
regular on valley floor in se corner of the valley on the Tejon Ranch too. One 
probably good and another suspect record for Sutter County. 


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On Sep 14, 2014, at 2:19 PM, Dawn Garcia mel.dawn AT sbcglobal.net 
[central_valley_birds]  wrote: 


> 
> Hi, we have hairy woodpeckers along the Feather River (Brad Freeman trail) in 
Oroville and Butte Creek Ecological Preserve in Chico, year-round. Both also 
near the valley floor 300 - 700' in elevation. 

>  
>       
>  
> Dawn
> Dawn Garcia
> Oroville, CA
>  
>  ~~~~  (OvO)~~~~
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> 
Subject: Re: Hairy Woodpecker
From: "Dawn Garcia mel.dawn AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 14:19:41 -0700
Hi, we have hairy woodpeckers along the Feather River (Brad Freeman trail) in 
Oroville and Butte Creek Ecological Preserve in Chico, year-round. Both also 
near the valley floor 300 - 700' in elevation. 


 
      
 
Dawn
Dawn Garcia
Oroville, CA
 
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Subject: Hairy Woodpecker
From: "davidfroba froba AT comcast.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 16:39:54 -0700
On a Stanislaus Audubon trip today at about noon we had a Hairy Woodpecker at 
the San Luis Reservoir SRA near Santa Nella, near Los Banos. The bird was in 
conifers at the eastern end of the northern road loop in the Basalt Campground. 
This area is at only 600 feet and in only about 50-year-old trees, surrounded 
by miles of open grazing land, not mature forest. Since it doesn't migrate, how 
did this bird get here? None of us had ever heard of a Hairy so near the valley 
floor. 



Dave Froba, Modesto


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Subject: Big Photo Day
From: "fastrunnerboy05 AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 13 Sep 2014 15:58:39 -0700
Ever since reading the ABA blog "The 2014 Big Photo Day Challenge" my housemate 
Beko and I have been interested in how many birds we could photograph in the 
area in a day. To this end, we took Wednesday (9/10) off work and spent the day 
photographing birds in Yolo and Marin counties. A long fun day of bird 
adventures, we ultimately captured 109 species. I thought I would share our 
pictures, and pose the question: Have others attempted this 'big photo day' 
challenge in California? I wonder how some of the more experienced local 
birders would fare. 

 

 Link to photos: Picasa Web Albums - Keith Bailey - Big Photo Day... 
https://picasaweb.google.com/117030447213925367025/BigPhotoDay91014?authuser=0&feat=directlink 

 
 
 
https://picasaweb.google.com/117030447213925367025/BigPhotoDay91014?authuser=0&feat=directlink 

 
 Picasa Web Albums - Keith Bailey - Big Photo Day... 
https://picasaweb.google.com/117030447213925367025/BigPhotoDay91014?authuser=0&feat=directlink 
Photos by Keith Bailey, Sep 12, 2014 - To capture photographs of as many bird 
species as possible within one day. No flashs or playbacks were used. 

 
 
 
 View on picasaweb.google.com 
https://picasaweb.google.com/117030447213925367025/BigPhotoDay91014?authuser=0&feat=directlink 

 Preview by Yahoo 
 
 
 

 Summary of birds:
 

 Putah Creek at Pedrick Rd
 Macgillivray's Warbler 

 Nashville Warbler
 Wilson's Warbler
 Yellow Warbler
 Orange-crowned Warbler
 Cedar Waxwing
 Willow flycatcher
 California Towhee
 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
 Bushtit
 California Quail
 American Kestrel
 Wood Duck
 

 Yolo Bypass:
 Snow Goose
 American Avocet
 Black-necked Stilt
 Greater Yellowlegs
 Ring-necked Pheasant
 Say's Phoebe
 Northern Pintail
 Northern Shoveler
 Peregrine Falcon
 Northern Harrier
 White-tailed Kite
 White-crowned Sparrow
 Yellow-headed Blackbird
 Marsh Wren
 Swainson's Hawk
 

 Davis WTP
 American White Pelican
 Ruddy Duck
 

 Woodland WTP
 Red-necked Phalarope
 

 Lake Solano
 Oak Titmouse
 White-breasted Nuthatch
 Phainopepla
 Nuttal's Woodpecker
 Acorn Woodpecker
 Belted Kingfisher
 Common Merganser
 

 Bolinas Lagoon
 Steller's Jay
 Chestnut-backed Chickadee
 Hairy Woodpecker
 Common Yellowthroat
 Brown Pelican
 

 Point Reyes- Drakes Beach
 Semipalmated Plover
 Snowy Plover
 Western Sandpiper
 Western Gull
 Elegant Tern
 Common Loon
 Pacific Loon
 Black Scoter
 Whimbrel
 Marbled Godwit
 

 Point Reyes- Fish Docks
 Western Wood-Pewee
 Chestnut-sided Warbler
 Townsend's Warbler
 Black Turnstone
 

 Point Reyes- B Ranch
 Eared Grebe
 Black-Throated Gray Warbler
 Warbling Vireo
 Great-horned Owl
 Barn Owl
 

 Nothing especially rare (the chestnut-sided warbler was a life bird for us 
both, and it was the first Say's and white-crowned sparrows I had seen in Yolo 
this fall) and we dipped on many expected birds. Photographing every species is 
quite time consuming- really we just ran out of daylight. In the end we were 
happy with our first real "big photo day" as we met our goal of 100 species 
photographed! 

 

 PS We did our best to adhere to the aforementioned blog's set of rules- eg no 
flash photography, no playbacks, and we stayed within earshot of one another. 

 

 Happy Birding,
 Keith Bailey
 

 Davis California
Subject: Re: Continuing Canada Warbler in Sacramento Co.
From: "cdlou37 cdlou37 AT comcast.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 12:48:56 -0700
The CANADA WARBLER was seen again at 1234pm.

Calvin Lou
SF


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From: "Chris Conard conardc AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]"
Date:09/13/2014 9:08 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: Central Valley Birds
Subject: Re: [CVBirds] Continuing Canada Warbler in Sacramento Co.
Continues at the same location Sat morn. Chris Conard Sacramento --please excuse this brief message sent with my phone On Sep 12, 2014 2:33 PM, "Gil Ewing gewing1 AT earthlink.net [central_valley_birds]" wrote: Hi everyone Mark Sawyer's Canada Warbler continued at Ancil Hoffman Park after noon today. It is where the western edge of the golf course abuts the American River Parkway. Please see earlier posts for directions. As I did, most people there this morning got much better looks than yesterday's sightings. Naturally, the bird started giving the best looks after all the birders, joggers, and dog-walkers disappeared just before noon. Most sightings in morning were in the 3 medium-sized valley oaks that are by the 15th tee of the golf course, although the bird ranged into the oaks on the other side of the rivulet, into the cottonwoods by the dirt path, and once into the large sweetgum (liquidamber) tree on the golf course. When everyone left, the birds was much more easily seen on the ground and in the undergrowth (privets, blackberries, and pyracantha) beneath the aforementioned oak trees. It was hard to photograph as it was very active and in dense shade, but I have uploaded 3 record-shot photos to my Flickr site. Here is the link to my Flickr photostream: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bewellandthrive/ Link to my ebird checklist with the same photos: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19811006 Gil Ewing Fair Oaks, Sacramento Co., CA ------------------------------------ Posted by: Gil Ewing ------------------------------------ ------------------------------------ Yahoo Groups Links Posted by: Chris Conard Reply via web post • Reply to sender • Reply to group • Start a New Topic • Messages in this topic (3) VISIT YOUR GROUP New Members 1
Subject: Re: Continuing Canada Warbler in Sacramento Co.
From: "Chris Conard conardc AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 09:08:16 -0700
Continues at the same location Sat morn.

Chris Conard
Sacramento
--please excuse this brief message sent with my phone
On Sep 12, 2014 2:33 PM, "Gil Ewing gewing1 AT earthlink.net
[central_valley_birds]" 
wrote:

> Hi everyone
>
> Mark Sawyer's Canada Warbler continued at Ancil Hoffman Park after noon
> today. It is where the western edge of the golf course abuts the American
> River Parkway. Please see earlier posts for directions.
> As I did, most people there this morning got much better looks than
> yesterday's sightings.
> Naturally, the bird started giving the best looks after all the birders,
> joggers, and dog-walkers disappeared just before noon.
>
> Most sightings in morning were in the 3 medium-sized valley oaks that are
> by the 15th tee of the golf course, although the bird ranged into the oaks
> on the other side of the rivulet, into the cottonwoods by the dirt path,
> and once into the large sweetgum (liquidamber) tree on the golf course.
> When everyone left, the birds was much more easily seen on the ground and
> in the undergrowth (privets, blackberries, and pyracantha) beneath the
> aforementioned oak trees.
>
> It was hard to photograph as it was very active and in dense shade, but I
> have uploaded 3 record-shot photos to my Flickr site.
> Here is the link to my Flickr photostream:
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/bewellandthrive/
>
> Link to my ebird checklist with the same photos:
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19811006
>
> Gil Ewing
> Fair Oaks, Sacramento Co., CA
>
> ------------------------------------
> Posted by: Gil Ewing 
> ------------------------------------
>
>
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>
> Yahoo Groups Links
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>
>
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Subject: RE: Continuing Canada Warbler in Sacramento Co.
From: "'Jann Dorothy' jann_dorothy AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:56:02 -0700
Thanks, Gil. Nice photos. It was a pleasure meeting you out there this
morning. Naturally, the bird gave all its best looks after I left, as you
say, so I did not have the pleasure of meeting it, too.

 

Jann Dorothy

Sacramento

 

From: central_valley_birds AT yahoogroups.com
[mailto:central_valley_birds AT yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Gil Ewing
gewing1 AT earthlink.net [central_valley_birds]
Sent: Friday, September 12, 2014 2:34 PM
To: central_valley_birds AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: [CVBirds] Continuing Canada Warbler in Sacramento Co.

 

  

Hi everyone

Mark Sawyer's Canada Warbler continued at Ancil Hoffman Park after noon
today. It is where the western edge of the golf course abuts the American
River Parkway. Please see earlier posts for directions.
As I did, most people there this morning got much better looks than
yesterday's sightings. 
Naturally, the bird started giving the best looks after all the birders,
joggers, and dog-walkers disappeared just before noon.

Most sightings in morning were in the 3 medium-sized valley oaks that are by
the 15th tee of the golf course, although the bird ranged into the oaks on
the other side of the rivulet, into the cottonwoods by the dirt path, and
once into the large sweetgum (liquidamber) tree on the golf course.
When everyone left, the birds was much more easily seen on the ground and in
the undergrowth (privets, blackberries, and pyracantha) beneath the
aforementioned oak trees. 

It was hard to photograph as it was very active and in dense shade, but I
have uploaded 3 record-shot photos to my Flickr site.
Here is the link to my Flickr photostream:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bewellandthrive/

Link to my ebird checklist with the same photos:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19811006

Gil Ewing
Fair Oaks, Sacramento Co., CA


Subject: Continuing Canada Warbler in Sacramento Co.
From: "Gil Ewing gewing1 AT earthlink.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:33:50 -0700
Hi everyone

Mark Sawyer's Canada Warbler continued at Ancil Hoffman Park after noon today. 
It is where the western edge of the golf course abuts the American River 
Parkway. Please see earlier posts for directions. 

As I did, most people there this morning got much better looks than yesterday's 
sightings. 

Naturally, the bird started giving the best looks after all the birders, 
joggers, and dog-walkers disappeared just before noon. 


Most sightings in morning were in the 3 medium-sized valley oaks that are by 
the 15th tee of the golf course, although the bird ranged into the oaks on the 
other side of the rivulet, into the cottonwoods by the dirt path, and once into 
the large sweetgum (liquidamber) tree on the golf course. 

When everyone left, the birds was much more easily seen on the ground and in 
the undergrowth (privets, blackberries, and pyracantha) beneath the 
aforementioned oak trees. 


It was hard to photograph as it was very active and in dense shade, but I have 
uploaded 3 record-shot photos to my Flickr site. 

Here is the link to my Flickr photostream:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bewellandthrive/

Link to my ebird checklist with the same photos:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19811006

Gil Ewing
Fair Oaks, Sacramento Co., CA

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Subject: Lincoln's Sparrow, Putah Creek
From: "Jim Thomas jaswthomas AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:05:02 -0700
A chipping Lincolns Sparrow was on the Solano side of Putah Creek, down stream 
from the Pedrick Rd bridge (beyond the birdbath spot), at about 10:45 this 
morning (Sep 12). 


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Subject: Re: Re: Pectoral Sandpipers at Lodi WWTP
From: "Daniel Williams jaegermaestro AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:02:13 -0700

Yes it was all open, though I should have mentioned in my post there was a 
bit of work going on along the southern margin of the pond I described.

There was a single bulldozer moving rocks and fixing the rip-rap.  There was 
also a small narrow trench dug along the eastern margin of that pond, 
apparently for a water line.

While this stuff looks intimidating, I just went up and talked to the workers 
and asked if I could sneak by, and they said of course just 

watch your step.  

Anyone going there, make sure to sign the waiver at the White Slough office 
first before walking around the ponds. 


Good luck,
Dan Williams
Carmichael
 


On Friday, September 12, 2014 9:56 AM, Daniel Williams 
 wrote: 

 


Yes it was all open, though I should have mentioned in my post there was a bit 
of work going on along the southern margin of the pond I described. 


There was a single bulldozer moving rocks and fixing the rip-rap. There was 
also a small narrow trench dug along the eastern margin of that pond, 
apparently for a water line. 


While this stuff looks intimidating, I just went up and talked to the operator 
and asked if I could sneak by, and they said of course just watch your step. I 
did go sign in at the White Slough office first too. 


Good luck,

-Dan W.



On Friday, September 12, 2014 8:43 AM, "Breck Breckenridge breck22 AT ymail.com 
[central_valley_birds]"  wrote: 

 


  
Dan thanks for that report. I was there in the last week and was unable 
to access all of the ponds. There was a work crew at one end of one of 
the middle ponds doing earth moving and the walkw as blocked. Was all 
open when you went today? Thanks, Breck Breckenridge, Lodi CA

Subject: Re: Pectoral Sandpipers at Lodi WWTP
From: "Breck Breckenridge breck22 AT ymail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:43:44 -0700
Dan thanks for that report. I was there in the last week and was unable 
to access all of the ponds. There was a work crew at one end of one of 
the middle ponds doing earth moving and the walkw as blocked. Was all 
open when you went today? Thanks, Breck Breckenridge, Lodi CA
Subject: Re: Canada Warbler report, SAC
From: "Chris Conard conardc AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:50:42 -0700
Folks,

Just got word that the Canada Warbler has been found again this morning.

Chris Conard
Sacramento
--please excuse this brief message sent with my phone
On Sep 11, 2014 1:45 PM, "John Sterling"  wrote:

> still there, but seen sporadically in oaks and cottonwoods.  I left at
> 12:30 and it had been seen a few minutes before
>
> John Sterling
> VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV
>
> 26 Palm Ave
> Woodland, CA 95695
> 530 908-3836
> jsterling AT wavecable.com
> www.sterlingbirds.com
>
> Monterey Seabirds
> www.montereyseabirds.com
> (831) 375-4658
>
> Special Galapagos Birding Tour
> 9-19 July 2015
>
> On Sep 11, 2014, at 9:48 AM, Chris Conard conardc AT gmail.com
> [central_valley_birds] 
> wrote:
>
>
>
> Folks,
>
> I just got a call that Mark Sawyer found and photographed a Canada Warbler
> at Ancil Hoffman park, American River Parkway.
>
> He said it is really birdy there. Follow directions to the recent
> Black-and-white Warbler and continue past the 16th tee to where the paved
> path ends at a circle. He just refound it at 940am.
>
> Chris Conard
> Sacramento
> --please excuse this brief message sent with my phone
>
>  
>
>
>
Subject: Re: Eurasian Collared Doves carrying nesting material
From: "Manfred Kusch makusch AT ucdavis.edu [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:27:33 -0700
I still have a pair nesting in a palm tree.

Manfred Kusch

Sent from my iPad

On Sep 11, 2014, at 5:14 PM, "maryolo1 AT netscape.net [central_valley_birds]" 
 wrote: 


> This morning at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Headquarters a pair of the already 
prolific Collared Doves were each carrying grassy nesting material up into the 
trees. 

> 
> Mary Schiedt
> Davis CA
> 
> 
Subject: Eurasian Collared Doves carrying nesting material
From: "maryolo1 AT netscape.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20:14:03 -0400
This morning at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Headquarters a pair of the already 
prolific Collared Doves were each carrying grassy nesting material up into the 
trees. 


Mary Schiedt
Davis CA
Subject: Optics & Nature Festival - Sunday -Sept 14th (10AM-4PM) in Sonoma
From: "'Bruce E. Webb' BruWebb AT surewest.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:49:12 -0700
 

Central Valley Birders: 

I am passing along some news of interest to birders looking to try the
latest optics from ALL the major companies. From a posting on Calbirds
last week: 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++ 

The 3rd "Wine Country Optics & Nature Festival" will uncork this Sunday
from 10AM-4:00PM at beautiful Cornerstone Gardens, 23570 Arnold Drive,
Sonoma 95476. (Free family event - free parking). This years theme is
Celebrating 50 Years of American Wilderness. The famous Smokey Bear,
celebrating his 70th birthday, will be on hand in Sonoma to greet you! 

All the major binoculars and scopes companies from across the U.S. along
with their company experts will demo the newest optics technology also
for sale.

Over 40 extraordinary nature organizations and distinguished nature
artists and authors look forward to share their great work with you. We
look forward to another wonderful reunion of the nature community!

For more info about the nature lecture "The Return of the Wolf" -
tomorrow night visit - http://www.sonomabirding.com/ 

Tom Rusert & Darren Peterie

Sonoma,Ca. 

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 

-- 
Bruce Webb
Granite Bay, California
 Have Scope, Will Travel
 
Subject: Pectoral Sandpipers at Lodi WWTP
From: "jaegermaestro AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 11 Sep 2014 16:25:13 -0700
On my way back to SAC this afternoon from a work assignment in Fresno, I 
stopped by the White Slough Wastewater Treatment Plant (what we birders at 
least formerly called the Lodi Sewer Ponds). 


The eastern shore of the middle western pond was a city of shorebirds. Mostly 
Killdeer, Leasts, Westerns, Greater Yellowlegs, Long-billed Dowitchers, Stilts, 
and Avocets, but while scanning I suddenly came upon 6 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS all 
clumped together near the southeast corner of the pond. 


Now hopefully the Canada Warbler will be so kind as to wait til I can chase in 
the morning! 


Dan Williams
Carmichael
 

Subject: Re: Re: [CVBirds] White- crowned Sparrow
From: "Farley Cross farleycross AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:59:48 -0700
This morning around 8:30 I had my FOS, single White-Crowned Sparrow on 
Bruceville Rd just south of Twin Cities Rd.


I also feel that I've heard one a few times around my house in the 
Pocket Area starting this past weekend.  Can't confirm that, however.


Farley Cross
Sacramento




On 9/10/14, 10:57 AM, John Harris johnh AT mills.edu [central_valley_birds] 
wrote:
> Ours was gambelii based on lores and bill color. I'll keep an eye out 
> for oriantha.
> John Harris
>
> On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 10:15 AM, John Sterling 
> jsterling AT wavecable.com  
> [countybirders]  > wrote:
>
>     It would be good to know which subspecies is involved.  If these
>     are oriantha (black lores), then they may be local breeders in the
>     mountains descending to lowlands early...due to fires, lack of
>     food (drought) etc.  If they are gambelli (pink bill, pale lores)
>     then they would be very early migrants from the north.
>
>
>     Note that there have been very early Audubon's Yellow-rumped
>     Warblers and Ruby-crowned Kinglets in August and Jon Dunn told me
>     that he saw two Hermit Thrushes in Merced two days ago.
>
>     This is shaping up to be a very interesting fall, with many more
>     vagrants already reported than expected at this early date.  Let's
>     hope that the trend continues so what could be a record breaking
>     fall for vagrants.
>
>
>     John Sterling
>     VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV
>
>     26 Palm Ave
>     Woodland, CA 95695
>     530 908-3836 
>     jsterling AT wavecable.com 
>     www.sterlingbirds.com 
>
>     Monterey Seabirds
>     www.montereyseabirds.com 
>     (831) 375-4658 
>
>     Special Galapagos Birding Tour
>     9-19 July 2015
>
>     On Sep 10, 2014, at 10:05 AM, BRUCE DEUEL bdeuel AT wildblue.net
>      [central_valley_birds]
>          > wrote:
>
>>
>>     Hi all,
>>     There were 3 separate reports of White-crowns arriving in Shasta
>>     County on the 6th, so they seem to be early in many places.  I'm
>>     speculating that the large fires in the north state might be
>>     bringing them down, but I'd be interested in any other thoughts.
>>     Cheers,
>>     Bruce Deuel
>>     Red Bluff
>>
>>     On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 9:32 AM, John Harris johnh AT mills.edu
>>      [central_valley_birds]
>>     >     > wrote:
>>
>>
>>         We just had our first White-crowned Sparrow also today, a
>>         single individual. It is our earliest date by about 10 days.
>>         I've been keeping day lists for our yard for the last 5
>>         years, so it is not a long data set. I remember somebody
>>         posted a longer set for Shingle Springs that had some dates I
>>         believe around the 12th-14th.
>>         We also had a single Lincoln's Sparrow this morning, again
>>         our earliest date for that species.
>>         John Harris
>>         Oakdale
>>
>>         On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 8:25 AM, Marilyn Hemmeter
>>         birdergirl AT earthlink.net 
>>         [central_valley_birds]
>>         >         > wrote:
>>
>>             A White-crowned Sparrow was seen in Pinebrook Village
>>             (Folsom) this morning....seems early?
>>
>>             Marilyn Hemmeter Folsom
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
> 

Subject: Re: Canada Warbler report, SAC
From: "John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:47:19 -0700
still there, but seen sporadically in oaks and cottonwoods. I left at 12:30 and 
it had been seen a few minutes before 


John Sterling
VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV

26 Palm Ave
Woodland, CA 95695
530 908-3836
jsterling AT wavecable.com
www.sterlingbirds.com

Monterey Seabirds
www.montereyseabirds.com
(831) 375-4658

Special Galapagos Birding Tour
9-19 July 2015

On Sep 11, 2014, at 9:48 AM, Chris Conard conardc AT gmail.com 
[central_valley_birds]  wrote: 


> 
> Folks,
> 
> I just got a call that Mark Sawyer found and photographed a Canada Warbler at 
Ancil Hoffman park, American River Parkway. 

> 
> He said it is really birdy there. Follow directions to the recent 
Black-and-white Warbler and continue past the 16th tee to where the paved path 
ends at a circle. He just refound it at 940am. 

> 
> Chris Conard
> Sacramento
> --please excuse this brief message sent with my phone
> 
> 
> 
Subject: Re: Canada Warbler report, SAC
From: "Clifford Hawley yellowhammerCA AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:50:49 -0700
He posted a picture on his Facebook.  Definitely a Canada Warbler.  Great
find, Mark!

Cliff Hawley
Sacramento, CA
On Sep 11, 2014 9:48 AM, "Chris Conard conardc AT gmail.com
[central_valley_birds]" 
wrote:

>
>
> Folks,
>
> I just got a call that Mark Sawyer found and photographed a Canada Warbler
> at Ancil Hoffman park, American River Parkway.
>
> He said it is really birdy there. Follow directions to the recent
> Black-and-white Warbler and continue past the 16th tee to where the paved
> path ends at a circle. He just refound it at 940am.
>
> Chris Conard
> Sacramento
> --please excuse this brief message sent with my phone
>  
>
Subject: Canada Warbler report, SAC
From: "Chris Conard conardc AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:48:08 -0700
Folks,

I just got a call that Mark Sawyer found and photographed a Canada Warbler
at Ancil Hoffman park, American River Parkway.

He said it is really birdy there. Follow directions to the recent
Black-and-white Warbler and continue past the 16th tee to where the paved
path ends at a circle. He just refound it at 940am.

Chris Conard
Sacramento
--please excuse this brief message sent with my phone
Subject: Re: Re: [CVBirds] White- crowned Sparrow
From: "John Harris johnh AT mills.edu [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:57:46 -0700
Ours was gambelii based on lores and bill color. I'll keep an eye out for
oriantha.
John Harris

On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 10:15 AM, John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com
[countybirders]  wrote:

>
>
> It would be good to know which subspecies is involved.  If these are
> oriantha (black lores), then they may be local breeders in the mountains
> descending to lowlands early...due to fires, lack of food (drought) etc.
>  If they are gambelli (pink bill, pale lores) then they would be very early
> migrants from the north.
>
> Note that there have been very early Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warblers and
> Ruby-crowned Kinglets in August and Jon Dunn told me that he saw two Hermit
> Thrushes in Merced two days ago.
>
> This is shaping up to be a very interesting fall, with many more vagrants
> already reported than expected at this early date.  Let's hope that the
> trend continues so what could be a record breaking fall for vagrants.
>
>
> John Sterling
> VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV
>
> 26 Palm Ave
> Woodland, CA 95695
> 530 908-3836
> jsterling AT wavecable.com
> www.sterlingbirds.com
>
> Monterey Seabirds
> www.montereyseabirds.com
> (831) 375-4658
>
> Special Galapagos Birding Tour
> 9-19 July 2015
>
> On Sep 10, 2014, at 10:05 AM, BRUCE DEUEL bdeuel AT wildblue.net
> [central_valley_birds] 
> wrote:
>
>
>
> Hi all,
> There were 3 separate reports of White-crowns arriving in Shasta County on
> the 6th, so they seem to be early in many places.  I'm speculating that the
> large fires in the north state might be bringing them down, but I'd be
> interested in any other thoughts.
> Cheers,
> Bruce Deuel
> Red Bluff
>
> On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 9:32 AM, John Harris johnh AT mills.edu
> [central_valley_birds] 
> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> We just had our first White-crowned Sparrow also today, a single
>> individual. It is our earliest date by about 10 days. I've been keeping day
>> lists for our yard for the last 5 years, so it is not a long data set. I
>> remember somebody posted a longer set for Shingle Springs that had some
>> dates I believe around the 12th-14th.
>> We also had a single Lincoln's Sparrow this morning, again our earliest
>> date for that species.
>> John Harris
>> Oakdale
>>
>> On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 8:25 AM, Marilyn Hemmeter
>> birdergirl AT earthlink.net [central_valley_birds] <
>> central_valley_birds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> A White-crowned Sparrow was seen in Pinebrook Village (Folsom) this
>>> morning....seems early?
>>>
>>> Marilyn Hemmeter Folsom
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>  
>
Subject: Re: White- crowned Sparrow
From: "Gil Ewing gewing1 AT earthlink.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:57:08 -0700
> Just had my third Sacramento Co. sighting of White-crowned Sparrow of the 
"fall" at home this morning; all of these sightings are earlier than usual. 

> Only the second one, on 9/3/14, was seen closely enough in the anterior 
aspect to see the lores and bill well, and it appeared to be a young gambelli, 
with pale lores and a flesh-colored bill. 

> 
> Gil Ewing
> Fair Oaks, Sacramento Co., CA
> 
> 
> On Sep 10, 2014, at 10:15 AM, John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com 
[central_valley_birds] wrote: 

> 
>> 
>> 
>> It would be good to know which subspecies is involved. If these are oriantha 
(black lores), then they may be local breeders in the mountains descending to 
lowlands early...due to fires, lack of food (drought) etc. If they are gambelli 
(pink bill, pale lores) then they would be very early migrants from the north. 

>> 
>> Note that there have been very early Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warblers and 
Ruby-crowned Kinglets in August and Jon Dunn told me that he saw two Hermit 
Thrushes in Merced two days ago. 

>> 
>> This is shaping up to be a very interesting fall, with many more vagrants 
already reported than expected at this early date. Let's hope that the trend 
continues so what could be a record breaking fall for vagrants. 

>> 
>> 
>> John Sterling
>> VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV
>> 
>> 26 Palm Ave
>> Woodland, CA 95695
>> 530 908-3836
>> jsterling AT wavecable.com
>> www.sterlingbirds.com
>> 
>> Monterey Seabirds
>> www.montereyseabirds.com
>> (831) 375-4658
>> 
>> Special Galapagos Birding Tour
>> 9-19 July 2015
>> 
>> On Sep 10, 2014, at 10:05 AM, BRUCE DEUEL bdeuel AT wildblue.net 
[central_valley_birds]  wrote: 

>> 
>>> 
>>> Hi all,
>>> There were 3 separate reports of White-crowns arriving in Shasta County on 
the 6th, so they seem to be early in many places. I'm speculating that the 
large fires in the north state might be bringing them down, but I'd be 
interested in any other thoughts. 

>>> Cheers,
>>> Bruce Deuel
>>> Red Bluff
>>> 
>>> On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 9:32 AM, John Harris johnh AT mills.edu 
[central_valley_birds]  wrote: 

>>>  
>>> 
>>> We just had our first White-crowned Sparrow also today, a single 
individual. It is our earliest date by about 10 days. I've been keeping day 
lists for our yard for the last 5 years, so it is not a long data set. I 
remember somebody posted a longer set for Shingle Springs that had some dates I 
believe around the 12th-14th. 

>>> We also had a single Lincoln's Sparrow this morning, again our earliest 
date for that species. 

>>> John Harris
>>> Oakdale
>>> 
>>> On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 8:25 AM, Marilyn Hemmeter birdergirl AT earthlink.net 
[central_valley_birds]  wrote: 

>>>  
>>> A White-crowned Sparrow was seen in Pinebrook Village (Folsom) this 
morning....seems early? 

>>> 
>>> Marilyn Hemmeter Folsom
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
> 
Subject: Re: White- crowned Sparrow
From: "John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:15:21 -0700
It would be good to know which subspecies is involved. If these are oriantha 
(black lores), then they may be local breeders in the mountains descending to 
lowlands early...due to fires, lack of food (drought) etc. If they are gambelli 
(pink bill, pale lores) then they would be very early migrants from the north. 


Note that there have been very early Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warblers and 
Ruby-crowned Kinglets in August and Jon Dunn told me that he saw two Hermit 
Thrushes in Merced two days ago. 


This is shaping up to be a very interesting fall, with many more vagrants 
already reported than expected at this early date. Let's hope that the trend 
continues so what could be a record breaking fall for vagrants. 



John Sterling
VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV

26 Palm Ave
Woodland, CA 95695
530 908-3836
jsterling AT wavecable.com
www.sterlingbirds.com

Monterey Seabirds
www.montereyseabirds.com
(831) 375-4658

Special Galapagos Birding Tour
9-19 July 2015

On Sep 10, 2014, at 10:05 AM, BRUCE DEUEL bdeuel AT wildblue.net 
[central_valley_birds]  wrote: 


> 
> Hi all,
> There were 3 separate reports of White-crowns arriving in Shasta County on 
the 6th, so they seem to be early in many places. I'm speculating that the 
large fires in the north state might be bringing them down, but I'd be 
interested in any other thoughts. 

> Cheers,
> Bruce Deuel
> Red Bluff
> 
> On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 9:32 AM, John Harris johnh AT mills.edu 
[central_valley_birds]  wrote: 

>  
> 
> We just had our first White-crowned Sparrow also today, a single individual. 
It is our earliest date by about 10 days. I've been keeping day lists for our 
yard for the last 5 years, so it is not a long data set. I remember somebody 
posted a longer set for Shingle Springs that had some dates I believe around 
the 12th-14th. 

> We also had a single Lincoln's Sparrow this morning, again our earliest date 
for that species. 

> John Harris
> Oakdale
> 
> On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 8:25 AM, Marilyn Hemmeter birdergirl AT earthlink.net 
[central_valley_birds]  wrote: 

>  
> A White-crowned Sparrow was seen in Pinebrook Village (Folsom) this 
morning....seems early? 

> 
> Marilyn Hemmeter Folsom
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
Subject: RE: White- crowned Sparrow
From: "'Alvaro Jaramillo' chucao AT coastside.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:09:30 -0700
Bruce

 

 I assume you are getting Gambell’s in the interior. I have had more 
White-crowns at my feeder in Half Moon Bay (coastal types, pugetensis?) in the 
last few days too. It is harder to tell here as we have resident Nuttall’s, 
but there have been 2-3 around at the most in my yard and a couple of days ago 
it spiked up 4-6. My guess is that the coastal forms are also early this year. 
I don’t expect them until a week from now I would say. 


 

Alvaro 

 

 

Alvaro Jaramillo

alvaro AT alvarosadventures.com

www.alvarosadventures.com

 

From: central_valley_birds AT yahoogroups.com 
[mailto:central_valley_birds AT yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of BRUCE DEUEL 
bdeuel AT wildblue.net [central_valley_birds] 

Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 10:06 AM
Cc: Central Valley Birders
Subject: Re: [CVBirds] White- crowned Sparrow

 

  

Hi all,

There were 3 separate reports of White-crowns arriving in Shasta County on the 
6th, so they seem to be early in many places. I'm speculating that the large 
fires in the north state might be bringing them down, but I'd be interested in 
any other thoughts. 


Cheers,

Bruce Deuel

Red Bluff

 

On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 9:32 AM, John Harris johnh AT mills.edu 
 [central_valley_birds] 
 > wrote: 


  

We just had our first White-crowned Sparrow also today, a single individual. It 
is our earliest date by about 10 days. I've been keeping day lists for our yard 
for the last 5 years, so it is not a long data set. I remember somebody posted 
a longer set for Shingle Springs that had some dates I believe around the 
12th-14th. 


We also had a single Lincoln's Sparrow this morning, again our earliest date 
for that species. 


John Harris

Oakdale

 

On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 8:25 AM, Marilyn Hemmeter birdergirl AT earthlink.net 
 [central_valley_birds] 
 > wrote: 


  

A White-crowned Sparrow was seen in Pinebrook Village (Folsom) this 
morning....seems early? 


Marilyn Hemmeter Folsom

 

 



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Subject: Re: White- crowned Sparrow
From: "BRUCE DEUEL bdeuel AT wildblue.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:05:56 -0700
Hi all,
There were 3 separate reports of White-crowns arriving in Shasta County on
the 6th, so they seem to be early in many places.  I'm speculating that the
large fires in the north state might be bringing them down, but I'd be
interested in any other thoughts.
Cheers,
Bruce Deuel
Red Bluff

On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 9:32 AM, John Harris johnh AT mills.edu
[central_valley_birds]  wrote:

>
>
> We just had our first White-crowned Sparrow also today, a single
> individual. It is our earliest date by about 10 days. I've been keeping day
> lists for our yard for the last 5 years, so it is not a long data set. I
> remember somebody posted a longer set for Shingle Springs that had some
> dates I believe around the 12th-14th.
> We also had a single Lincoln's Sparrow this morning, again our earliest
> date for that species.
> John Harris
> Oakdale
>
> On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 8:25 AM, Marilyn Hemmeter birdergirl AT earthlink.net
> [central_valley_birds] 
> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> A White-crowned Sparrow was seen in Pinebrook Village (Folsom) this
>> morning....seems early?
>>
>> Marilyn Hemmeter Folsom
>>
>
>  
>
Subject: Re: White- crowned Sparrow
From: "John Harris johnh AT mills.edu [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:32:17 -0700
We just had our first White-crowned Sparrow also today, a single
individual. It is our earliest date by about 10 days. I've been keeping day
lists for our yard for the last 5 years, so it is not a long data set. I
remember somebody posted a longer set for Shingle Springs that had some
dates I believe around the 12th-14th.
We also had a single Lincoln's Sparrow this morning, again our earliest
date for that species.
John Harris
Oakdale

On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 8:25 AM, Marilyn Hemmeter birdergirl AT earthlink.net
[central_valley_birds]  wrote:

>
>
> A White-crowned Sparrow was seen in Pinebrook Village (Folsom) this
> morning....seems early?
>
> Marilyn Hemmeter Folsom
>  
>
Subject: White- crowned Sparrow
From: "Marilyn Hemmeter birdergirl AT earthlink.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 08:25:49 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
A White-crowned Sparrow was seen in Pinebrook Village (Folsom) this 
morning....seems early? 



Marilyn Hemmeter Folsom


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Subject: Re: Chimney Swift, Sacramento
From: "Gil Ewing gewing1 AT earthlink.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2014 18:29:53 -0700
Hello all,

Tried to upload a photo of yesterday's swift to our group files but it looks 
like I've succeeded only in creating an empty Swifts album. 

Anyway, I thought people might be curious, as swifts are so difficult, 
especially for a dilettante photog like me. 


Here is the link to my Flickr photostream, where the first photo is the Chimney 
Swift and the second photo is a Vaux's Swift in the same small flock, for 
comparison. 

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

The eBird checklist for the sighting has some further details, same photos:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19775282


Gil Ewing
Fair Oaks, Sacramento Co., CA

On Sep 8, 2014, at 1:04 PM, Gil Ewing gewing1 AT earthlink.net 
[central_valley_birds] wrote: 


> Went on an 8-mile hike along the American River Parkway this morning, on the 
north side of the river between the Ethan Way entrance and Discovery Park and 
back. Just returned home and downloaded photos, one of which appears to confirm 
what I saw and heard in the field, a Chimney Swift. 

> The location was just west of the railroad bridge that is just west of 
Business 80, at the river's edge. It is accessible only by a long walk along 
the river from one of the access points mentioned above.This area is nearby the 
smoldering spot where several acres burned just yesterday. 

> 
> The bird was circling over, somewhat low, in the company of 6 Vaux's Swifts. 
I heard its chattering call once and only once, before I saw any of the swifts. 
It appeared darker and larger than the other swifts. When banking, the rump did 
not appear paler, in contrast to the Vaux's Swifts, and it was fairly uniformly 
dull brown below as well, including the breast and throat. 

> The birds were still there when I left.
> 
> I have just one photo of this bird (all the others show the Vaux's), but I 
have not been able to access Flickr at all to upload it there. Will try the CV 
Birds site next. 

> 
> Gil Ewing
> Fair Oaks, Sacramento Co.
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Subject: Blackpoll Warbler in Sacramento (photos)
From: "Naturestoc AT aol.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 09 Sep 2014 13:47:45 -0700
Hi all. This morning in the Rosemont area of Eastern Sacramento at 10am, I saw 
and photographed a Blackpoll Warbler (presumed female?) at my backyard water 
feature! She was traveling with a warbler flock of about a dozen birds and was 
very cooperative for about 10 minuntes but she has not returned. Here's a link 
to a couple photos 

 Bird rarities and vagrants - naturestoc 
http://naturestoc.smugmug.com/Birds/Birdrarities 


 
 
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Subject: Re: My new county bird
From: "John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2014 15:50:21 -0700
One adult and one juv still here. From hwy 99 take Paige ace west and go past 
ponds then left on enterprise st and left on dirt road on south edge of ponds. 
Go east past beehives to second pond. 


John Sterling.
26 Palm Ave
Woodland, CA 95696
Www.sterlingbirds.com
530 908-3836

Sent from my iPhone


> On Sep 8, 2014, at 10:54 AM, "Dane Fagundes dfgnds3 AT sbcglobal.net 
[tularekingsbirds]"  wrote: 

> 
> At Tulare WTP I found three SABINE'S GULL..
> Two adult and a juvenile.
> 
> Do have photos. Need to upload to Flicker.
> 
> Dane
> 280-7840
> 
Subject: Re: [tularekingsbirds] My new county bird
From: "John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2014 15:50:21 -0700
One adult and one juv still here. From hwy 99 take Paige ace west and go past 
ponds then left on enterprise st and left on dirt road on south edge of ponds. 
Go east past beehives to second pond. 


John Sterling.
26 Palm Ave
Woodland, CA 95696
Www.sterlingbirds.com
530 908-3836

Sent from my iPhone


> On Sep 8, 2014, at 10:54 AM, "Dane Fagundes dfgnds3 AT sbcglobal.net 
[tularekingsbirds]"  wrote: 

> 
> At Tulare WTP I found three SABINE'S GULL..
> Two adult and a juvenile.
> 
> Do have photos. Need to upload to Flicker.
> 
> Dane
> 280-7840
> 
Subject: Chimney Swift, Sacramento
From: "Gil Ewing gewing1 AT earthlink.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2014 13:04:51 -0700
Went on an 8-mile hike along the American River Parkway this morning, on the 
north side of the river between the Ethan Way entrance and Discovery Park and 
back. Just returned home and downloaded photos, one of which appears to confirm 
what I saw and heard in the field, a Chimney Swift. 

The location was just west of the railroad bridge that is just west of Business 
80, at the river's edge. It is accessible only by a long walk along the river 
from one of the access points mentioned above.This area is nearby the 
smoldering spot where several acres burned just yesterday. 


The bird was circling over, somewhat low, in the company of 6 Vaux's Swifts. I 
heard its chattering call once and only once, before I saw any of the swifts. 
It appeared darker and larger than the other swifts. When banking, the rump did 
not appear paler, in contrast to the Vaux's Swifts, and it was fairly uniformly 
dull brown below as well, including the breast and throat. 

The birds were still there when I left.

I have just one photo of this bird (all the others show the Vaux's), but I have 
not been able to access Flickr at all to upload it there. Will try the CV Birds 
site next. 


Gil Ewing
Fair Oaks, Sacramento Co.

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Subject: Blackpoll Warbler and N. Waterthrush continue
From: "William Rockey wlrockey AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2014 08:28:16 -0700
Both at the bridge over Putah Creek Monday morning 8 a.m. The Blackpoll was on 
the upstream side of the bridge favoring the Yolo side but did cross to the 
Solano side. Also heard an unexpected Chestnut-backed Chickadee with Steve 
Hampton. 


Cheers,
William Rockey
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Subject: Re: Digest Number 4844
From: "JCShulters AT aol.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2014 10:55:43 -0400
The waterthrush was observed in the same location yesterday evening 6:30 - 6:45 
pm. There also a Yellow-breasted Chat just down stream of the bridge on the 
Solano County side of the creek. 



Also had a Lincoln's Sparrow on the Solano County side near the bench under the 
eucalyptus tree on the way to the warbler pool. 



Jackie Shulters
Woodland, CA



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 On September 7 the continuing northern waterthrush was just upstream of the 
Pedrick Rd bridge over Putah Creek, and seen by many. At about 10:30 AM, a 
first-fall plumage blackpoll warbler was also at the bridge, on the Yolo County 
side. 


On Friday, Sept 5, a very early Say's phoebe was just north of Babel Slough in 
south Yolo County. 


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Subject: Putah Creek Sunday
From: "'Perrone, Michael AT DWR' Michael.Perrone@water.ca.gov [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2014 00:32:54 +0000
On September 7 the continuing northern waterthrush was just upstream of the 
Pedrick Rd bridge over Putah Creek, and seen by many. At about 10:30 AM, a 
first-fall plumage blackpoll warbler was also at the bridge, on the Yolo County 
side. 


On Friday, Sept 5, a very early Say's phoebe was just north of Babel Slough in 
south Yolo County. 


Michael Perrone
Davis
Subject: RE: Lewis's Woodpeckers
From: "Damien Farine swiss7 AT hotmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2014 15:19:11 +1000
I had 2 more Lewis' Woodpeckers at Capay village this evening while waiting for 
the nighthawks to fly past (almost missed them as we were too busy gawking at 
the moon through the scope until one flew straight through the scope!). 

Damien FarineUC Davis, Davis CA


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 Seeing Jim Thomas's post about Lake Solano birds reminded me that I forgot to 
mention that I observed 3 Lewis's Woodpeckers on Thursday along the creek 
behind my house. While I used to see them more regularly near my house many 
years ago, I hardly ever see them now except an occasional fly-over. These 
three were both foraging in the trees and engaging in their trademark fly 
catching, flying straight up from a high perch, snatching a passing bug and 
then sailing back to their perch. Nice to see them again and also the more 
numerous Acorn Woodpeckers that have, as I reported earlier, moved further down 
the creek channel than before. Warbler activity was rather muted this morning, 
mostly Yellow and Orange-crowned. Black-chinned Hummingbirds are almost 
completely gone and sugar water consumption has dropped rapidly from a gallon a 
day to less than half that amount. It's now all Anna's, a few Rufous, and the 
continuing male Costa's. 






Manfred KuschSouth bank of Putah Creek3 miles W of Davis