* Los Angeles RBA
* February 10 2017
=93Eurasian=94 Green-winged Teal
=93Red=94 Fox Sparrow
Dark-eyed =93Pink-sided=94 Junco
Dark-eyed =93Gray-headed=94 Junco
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Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for February 10.
The =93EURASIAN=94 GREEN-WINGED TEAL continues in Pico Rivera being last re=
ported on February 8. Check both the San Gabriel River channel and the San=
Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds just to the west. The basins are =
between Whittier and Washington Blvd. and west of the 605 Freeway. Access =
is from the east end of Mines Ave. or at the southwest corner of the basins=
via Pico Vista Road.
An adult YELLOW-FOOTED GULL was at the basins on February 4. Water levels =
and gull numbers can fluctuate greatly from day to day and throughout the d=
The putative second cycle SLATY-BACKED GULL was seen in Pico Rivera off and=
on through February 7. It has been both at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin =
Spreading Grounds and most recently at the Rio Hondo spreading basins at th=
e west end of Mines Ave. (there is an access gate and paved path just west =
of its junction with Paramount).
A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER continued at William Andrews Clark Memorial Libr=
ary in Los Angeles through February 7.
The EASTERN PHOEBE at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas continued through =
February 8 on the north side of the park around Group Picnic Area #4.
The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh in Torrance was reported through Febru=
ary 4 in the southern part of the preserve near the Chevron (gas station) c=
orner. An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER also continues at Madrona, being last se=
en on February 8. The WESTERN KINGBIRD at Madrona Marsh in Torrance contin=
ued through February 4. Preserve hours are 10AM-5PM Tuesday through Sunday=
Four VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continued at the Castaic Sports Complex through =
February 8. Check the lawns near the children=92s play area.
Another VERMILION FLYCATCHER was at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Are=
a in Willowbrook through February 2 (check the south pond area).
The TROPICAL KINGBIRD continues at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area=
in Willowbrook, being last reported at the south lake on February 5.
Seven LAPLAND LONGSPURS were found on San Clemente Island on February 6.
A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at Legg Lake in South El Monte through =
February 4 in the area west of restroom 7. Easiest parking is on the west =
side of Santa Anita Ave. just south of the 60 Freeway. Walk west from here=
to get to restroom 7.
Another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continues at Ed Segundo Library Park and wa=
s reported through February 9.
A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was at the South Coast Botanic Garden (at the Childre=
n=92s Garden) on February 9.
A SWAMP SPARROW continued along the Playa Vista Riparian Corridor below Loy=
ola Marymount University through February 4. It is being seen near where V=
illage Drive dead ends and a hillside concrete drainage channel.
A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at the west end of the Rose Garden in Exposition=
Park in Los Angeles on February 8.
A =93RED=94 FOX SPARROW continued at a residence in Porter Ranch through Fe=
A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued through February 5 at the LA County Arbo=
retum in Arcadia on the northeast slope of Tallac Knoll in the southwest co=
rner of the property. Others were near the entrance at the South Coast Bot=
anic Garden through February 9, along the Wilmington Drain in Harbor City t=
hrough February 8 and at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles (by =
unit 5190) through February 9.
A DARK-EYED =93GRAY-HEADED=94 JUNCO was at Charlton Flat in the San Gabriel=
Mountains on February 3 and a DARK-EYED =93PINK-SIDED=94 JUNCO continued a=
t Apollo Park in Lancaster through February 5.
A male SUMMER TANGER continues at the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale. =
It was seen through February 8 on the east side of Riverside Drive, often =
around the small wooden sheds.
A female ORCHARD ORIOLE - apparently present since last November - was at t=
he LA County Arboretum in Arcadia on February 8 and 9. It has been in a Ke=
i Apple Tree (signed as such) visible from the east sidewalk entrance to th=
e Aloe Garden.
A HOODED ORIOLE was at the South Coast Botanic Garden on February 4.
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Jon L Fisher
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