* Los Angeles RBA
* January 6 2017
=93Eurasian=94 Green-winged Teal
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Dark-eyed =93Pink-sided=94 Junco
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Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for January 6.
The =93EURASIAN=94 GREEN-WINGED TEAL along the San Gabriel River in Pico Ri=
vera continued through January 2. Check both the river channel and the spr=
eading basins between Whittier and Washington (on the west side of the rive=
r). Access can be had at the east end of Mines Ave. or from Pico Vista Roa=
d at the southwest corner of the basins.
Four female type WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were off Dockweiler State Beach in El=
Segundo on January 4. Two were opposite lifeguard station 61, one was opp=
osite the Imperial Highway and one was opposite lifeguard station 53.
Castaic Lagoon had a RED-NECKED GREBE on December 31 near the south end. A=
lso present was a BALD EAGLE, a CASSIN=92S VIREO (north of restroom 9) and =
two PLUMBEOUS VIREOS (near parking lot 13 and near restroom 10).
At least one LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL continued at the San Gabriel Coastal =
Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera through December 30. Gull flocks ca=
n be in either the north or south basin and tend to congregate by late morn=
ing. Enter from the east end of Mines Ave.
The EASTERN PHOEBE at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas continued through =
January 4 on the north side of the park by Group Picnic Area #4.
Up to four VERMILION FLYCATCHERS were at the Castaic Sports Complex from De=
cember 31-January 1. Other VERMILION FLYCATCHERS included at least two con=
tinuing birds at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora, one at the LA National =
Cemetery on January 2 and one at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area i=
n Willowbrook through January 3 (often on the island in the south lake).
The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willow=
brook was reported through January 4. It was most recently in the western =
section, but has also been near the intersection of Wadsworth Ave. and 126t=
h Street and also north of the south lake.
A continuing PACIFIC WREN was in Monrovia Canyon through January 2 near tra=
il marker number 8.
Up to ten MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRDS continue at Brackett Field in La Verne. They =
were last reported on January 4 past the west end of the runway adjacent to=
A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at the Raintree Condominium complex in Culver=
City on January 2. Another continued in the southern part of Madrona Mars=
h Preserve in Torrance through January 3. Preserve hours are 10-5, Tuesday=
A PALM WARBLER was at the Los Angeles National Cemetery (along Christian Av=
e.) on January 2.
A PINE WARBLER continued between parking lot 2 and the pier at Santa Fe Dam=
in Irwindale through December 29.
The YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in =
Willowbrook continues. It was seen on January 4 and 5 near the east end of=
the Avalon parking lot and by picnic area 12 north of the south lake.
The PAINTED REDSTART at The Estates Condominiums in Rolling Hills Estates w=
as reported through January 2 around building 3603 and 3604. A HAMMOND=92S=
FLYCATCHER was in this area from January 1-2.
The West San Gabriel Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood has a continuing GREE=
N-TAILED TOWHEE reported through January 3. A good area to check is just s=
outh of the two green and white posts on the west side of the paved walkway=
. A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW and a CASSIN=92S VIREO were along the nature trai=
l on January 2. A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER also continued through January =
1 at the south end of Monte Verde Park (this is a reservation only fenced a=
rea at the north end of the Parkway Nature Trail).
A SWAMP SPARROW continued along the Playa Vista Riparian Corridor below Loy=
ola Marymount University through January 3. It is near where Village Drive=
dead ends and a hillside concrete drainage channel. A BLACK-HEADED GROSBE=
AK was also in this area on January 3.
Another BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK (first winter male) was at Cheviot Hills Park=
in eucalyptus across from Motor Ave. on January 2.
A DARK-EYED =93PINK-SIDED=94 JUNCO was at Elysian Park on January 3. It wa=
s above Elysian Park Drive west of Stadiumn Way.
A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued at the LA County Arboretum through Janua=
ry 4. It was on the northeast slope of Tallac Knoll. Another WHITE-THROAT=
ED SPARROW continued at the Wilmington Drain in Harbor City north of PCH (i=
n and around a pomegranate tree) through January 1.
A female BALTIMORE ORIOLE was at Holmby Park near Westwood on January 2 and=
an immature male HOODED ORIOLE was at Creek Park in La Mirada on January 4=
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Jon L Fisher
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