Los Angeles RBA- 16 December 2016

Long-tailed Ground Roller,©BirdQuest


* California

* Los Angeles RBA

* December 16 2016

* CALA1612.16

-Birds mentioned

Tundra Swan
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
American Bittern
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Hammond=92s Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Plumbeous Vireo
Mountain Bluebird
Gray Catbird
Black-and-white Warbler
Palm Warbler
Green-tailed Towhee
Clay-colored Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Hooded Oriole
Baltimore Oriole

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

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Hotline:  Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
E-mail reports to:  Jon Fisher at JonF60@hotmail.com
Coverage:  Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted


This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for December 16.

A TUNDRA SWAN continued at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB through December =
15 (letter of permission required for entry).  Two LONG-TAILED DUCKS have a=
lso been present, with one of these reported through December 15.

Three more presumed TUNDRA SWANS (not seen well enough to confirm) were bri=
efly at Quail Lake near Gorman on December 11.

Two female WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS and three female BLACK SCOTERS were off Doc=
kweiler State Beach in El Segundo on December 9.  They were opposite the RV=
 Park south of Imperial Highway.

An AMERICAN BITTERN was at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh on December 10.

A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER continued at the Village Green Condominiums in L=
os Angeles through December 10.  It was near the west end of the Cloverdale=
 parking area.  A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continues around unit #5160.  This=
 is private property, but birders are welcome.  Please be thoughtful of the=

A HAMMOND=92S FLYCATCHER and a PLUMBEOUS VIREO were at Valley Plaza Park in=
 North Hollywood on December 14.  The flycatcher was in the northeast corne=
r and the vireo was seen in front of the Valley Sports office on Laurelgrov=
e and also in the northeast corner.

The EASTERN PHOEBE at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas continued through =
December 14 on the north side of the park by Group Picnic Area #4 (and occa=
sionally just south of there).

The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh in Torrance continued through December =
13.  It has been around the large cottonwood by the Chevron corner of the m=
arsh (the area opposite the Chevron gas station at the corner of Sepulveda =
and Madrona).  An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER continues as well.  The BLACK-AND=
-WHITE WARBLER continued through December 10 also by the large cottonwood a=
t the southwest corner of the preserve.  Preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday th=
rough Sunday.

The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at Creek Park in La Mirada was reported through=
 December 11.  Check the eucalyptus grove north of Imperial Highway and Las=
 Flores.  A male and female BALTIMORE ORIOLE were in this area on December =

Up to thirty-eight MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRDS have been on the north side of Bracke=
tt Field in La Verne, near the intersection of Puddingstone Drive and Fairp=
lex Drive.

The West San Gabriel Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood had a continuing GRAY=
 CATBIRD at the north end around Monte Verde Park through December 12 as we=
ll as a continuing GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE.

BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERS continued near the southeast corner of El Segundo =
Library Park through December 13, near the administration building at DeFor=
est Park in Long Beach through December 10 and west of restroom #7 at Legg =
Lake in South El Monte through December 11.

A PALM WARBLER continued at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds=
 in Pico Rivera through December 10.  It was last seen along the west side =
of the basins near the intersection of Bixley and Pico Vista.

Another PALM WARBLER was at King Harbor in Redondo Beach on December 12 nea=
r the Polly=92s on the Pier restaurant and one was around the ballfield at =
Entradero Park in Redondo Beach on December 14.

A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continued at Oak Park Cemetery in Claremont through =
December 9.

A SWAMP SPARROW was along the Playa Vista Riparian Corridor below Loyola Ma=
rymount University on December 12.  It was near where Village Drive dead en=
ds and a hillside concrete drainage channel.

WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach on Decemb=
er 10, at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia (along the paved road on the e=
ast side of Tallac Knoll) on December 13, at the Cabrillo Beach Native Gard=
en in San Pedro on December 13 and in Beverly Hills also on December 13.

A HOODED ORIOLE was at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach on December 13.  A=
nother continued to visit a feeder in La Verne through December 13.

- end transcript

Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA


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