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Updated on Wednesday, July 23 at 11:36 PM EST
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Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift,©Dan Lane

23 Jul Re: Stilt Sandpiper at YBWA ["masam321 AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
23 Jul Stilt Sandpiper at YBWA ["masam321 AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
23 Jul YBWA shorebird ponds map ["Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
23 Jul Re: Yolo Bypass Nature Area sections/parts ["Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
23 Jul Fwd: [eBird Alert] Pacific Golden-Plover for Sacramento ["Chris Conard conardc AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
22 Jul Yolo Bypass Nature Area sections/parts ["breck22 AT ymail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
20 Jul Redstart, etc ["Lawrence Parmeter parmeter3 AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
20 Jul Purple Martins and shorebirds in Yolo County ["Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
19 Jul RE: Eastern Yolo County Shorebirds ["'naturestoc AT aol.com' Naturestoc@aol.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
19 Jul Red-Breasted Sapsucker on Pleasants Valley Road? ["rubys_oograah AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
19 Jul Eastern Yolo County Shorebirds ["jaegermaestro AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
19 Jul today's Tall Forest highlights ["'John and Glennah Trochet' trochetj AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
17 Jul Rufous hummer ["Manfred Kusch makusch AT ucdavis.edu [central_valley_birds]" ]
17 Jul Cosumnes birds- 17 July 2014 ["'John and Glennah Trochet' trochetj AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
16 Jul recent swainson's hawks? ["scubie82 AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
15 Jul Fwd: Egyptian Geese ["Gil Ewing gewing1 AT earthlink.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
15 Jul Fwd: Little Blue Heron still present? ["Gil Ewing gewing1 AT earthlink.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
15 Jul Little Blue Heron still present? ["lflint AT earthlink.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
15 Jul Egyptian Geese ["jann_dorothy AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
14 Jul Possible Indigo Bunting at Yolo Bypasss WA HQ ["maryolo1 AT netscape.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
13 Jul Cosumnes birds this weekend; Tall Forest survey next Saturday ["'John and Glennah Trochet' trochetj AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
12 Jul Anatolia Pond 2, ["breck22 AT ymail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
12 Jul This morning's River Walk survey at Cosumnes RP ["Jim Rowoth rowoth AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
9 Jul Cosumnes birds ["'John and Glennah Trochet' trochetj AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
8 Jul Re: Heron ["charls4564 AT aol.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
08 Jul Re: Heron ["Farley Cross farleycross AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
8 Jul Davis Wetlands shorebirds ["Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
08 Jul UPDATE ON THE FLOODING OF THE YOLO BYPASS SHOREBIRD FIELDS ["Naturestoc AT aol.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
7 Jul WFO Conference San Diego ["ERPFROMCA AT AOL.COM [central_valley_birds]" ]
7 Jul WFO Conference San Diego ["erpfromca AT aol.com [northbaybirds]" ]
7 Jul WFO Conference San Diego ["erpfromca AT aol.com [CALBIRDS]" ]
7 Jul Least Terns at Chico Sewage Ponds, Butte County, 6 July ["ylightfoot YLIGHTFOOT AT AOL.COM [central_valley_birds]" ]
7 Jul Re: Heron ["charls4564 AT aol.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
6 Jul Heron ["Robert rvleo1 AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
6 Jul Long-tailed Duck ["Lawrence Parmeter parmeter3 AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
06 Jul Short-billed Dowitcher, Ripon Ponds ["bees2 AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
5 Jul Monticello Fire in Putah Creek Cyn ["Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
5 Jul Putah Creek hummers and continuing breeders ["Manfred Kusch makusch AT ucdavis.edu [central_valley_birds]" ]
4 Jul RE: Red-eyed Vireo heard singing in east Davis ["'Ed Whisler' edwhisler530 AT comcast.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
4 Jul Red-eyed Vireo heard singing in east Davis ["Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
3 Jul Re: Least Tern - Chico ["Matthew Forster findforster AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
3 Jul Re: Least Tern - Chico ["BRUCE DEUEL bdeuel AT wildblue.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
03 Jul Re: Yolo Bypass shorebird habitat (plus new map links) ["teasterla teasterla AT comcast.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
3 Jul Re: Yolo Bypass shorebird habitat (plus new map links) ["Naturestoc AT aol.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
03 Jul RE: Yolo Bypass shorebird habitat ["teasterla teasterla AT comcast.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
3 Jul Yolo Bypass shorebird habitat ["Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
2 Jul Least Tern - Chico ["Michael Rogner mrogner AT riverpartners.org [central_valley_birds]" ]
2 Jul Cosumnes birds- 02 July 2014 ["'John and Glennah Trochet' trochetj AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
28 Jun Little Blue Heron continues in Sac. Co. ["Frances Oliver hummer52ffo AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
28 Jun Little Blue Heron (no), Swainson's hawks (scores!). ["romancandle1 AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
28 Jun Cosumnes birds- 28 June 2014 ["'John and Glennah Trochet' trochetj AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
27 Jun Re: Glossy ibis at Davis wetlands ["masam321 AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
27 Jun Glossy ibis at Davis wetlands ["Michael masam321 AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
25 Jun Little Blue yes, American Golden no ["John Harris johnh AT mills.edu [central_valley_birds]" ]
24 Jun Re: Flickr website--slightly off topic ["Joyce Bond chantedor AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
24 Jun Re: Flickr website--slightly off topic ["Joseph Morlan jmorlan AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
24 Jun Re: Flickr website--slightly off topic ["Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
24 Jun Flickr website--slightly off topic ["rosita94598 AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
24 Jun Re: American Golden-Plover at Woodland ["masam321 AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
24 Jun Allen's Hummingbirds, Putah Creek ["Manfred Kusch makusch AT ucdavis.edu [central_valley_birds]" ]
24 Jun Re: American Golden-Plover at Woodland ["Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
24 Jun American Golden-Plover at Woodland ["Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
24 Jun RE: Re: SAC Little Blue Heron ["'Jann Dorothy' jann_dorothy AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
24 Jun Re: SAC Little Blue Heron ["Chris Conard conardc AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
24 Jun RE: Re: SAC Little Blue Heron ["'Andy Engilis, Jr.' aengilisjr AT ucdavis.edu [central_valley_birds]" ]
23 Jun Re: Re: SAC Little Blue Heron ["'kenpoe AT sbcglobal.net' kenpoe@sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
23 Jun Adult Little Blue Heron seen this morning, 6/23/2014 ["davedlj1246 AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
23 Jun RE: Fwd: SAC Little Blue Heron ["cdlou37 cdlou37 AT comcast.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
23 Jun Woodland WTP more returning shorebirds (Willet, etc.) ["Michael masam321 AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
23 Jun recent birds Putah Creek and Cosumnes ["'John and Glennah Trochet' trochetj AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
23 Jun Re: Possible Allen's Hummingbird - Amador County ["Manfred Kusch makusch AT ucdavis.edu [central_valley_birds]" ]
23 Jun Possible Allen's Hummingbird - Amador County ["marsh_don AT att.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
19 Jun RE: Nuttall's Woodpecker with Unusual Coloration ["'Jann Dorothy' jann_dorothy AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
22 Jun Little Blue Heron, City of Sacramento ["Gil Ewing gewing1 AT earthlink.net [central_valley_birds]" ]
22 Jun Re: SAC Little Blue Heron ["Chris Conard conardc AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
22 Jun Re: Fwd: SAC Little Blue Heron ["Chris Conard conardc AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" ]

Subject: Re: Stilt Sandpiper at YBWA
From: "masam321 AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 23 Jul 2014 21:11:30 -0700
The bird foraged and bathed in the southeast corner of the first flooded field 
till around 6pm for myself and several other birders, but it disappeared while 
we were scanning through other flocks of birds. It was not found after 
searching the fields to the east by the time I left around 7:45pm. 


Other highlights from these fields included a juvenile Snowy Plover (or the one 
Steve Hampton found this past Sunday) and 10 Marbled Godwits. 


Ebird list with Stilt Sandpiper photo here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19202631 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19202631 


Michael Strom
Davis
Subject: Stilt Sandpiper at YBWA
From: "masam321 AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 23 Jul 2014 16:49:28 -0700
Eli Gross just texted me saying he's found a Stilt Sandpiper in the first 
flooded rice check east of the pullout parking area that's north of lot C. I'm 
heading over to try for it now. 


Michael Strom
Davis
 

Subject: YBWA shorebird ponds map
From: "Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:31:52 -0700
there is a revised map at
http://www.yolobasin.org/YBWA-SHOREBIRD-WATER-JULY-AND-AUG-2014b.jpg




-- 
Steve Hampton
Davis, CA
Subject: Re: Yolo Bypass Nature Area sections/parts
From: "Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:55:55 -0700
Breck,

It sounds like you were in the right spots.  YBWA is a huge area, but the
birds are often concentrated in a small part of it.  Right now the
shorebirds are in the small pond across from Lot B and the large rice
checks ne of Lot C (as you described).  A map was posted a few months ago
of the "shorebird ponds" that YBWA was going to flood on July 1 and Aug 1.
They reversed the order due to some pumping issues.

In general, a scope is a must for shorebirds, especially out on the rice
checks.  The godwit was in the last check down, so that's a long walk from
the road.  The phalaropes and ducks move around a bit.  Evening light at
these ponds is wonderful, plus lots of gulls, terns, and ibis come in to
roost then.




On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 2:48 PM, breck22 AT ymail.com [central_valley_birds] <
central_valley_birds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com> wrote:

>
>
> Hi all, I have a question about Yolo Bypass. I was there for the very
> first time yesterday 7-21-14. I had a map with me provided by the website
> for Yolo Bypass. It showed the parking areas, permanent water areas,
> seasonal water areas, rice fields, roads, and walks. Perhaps you know the
> one I mean, it's in color and quite good.
>
> Well, using that map I toured the entire area shown. The only water I
> found yesterday was a small narrow pond just west of Parking "B", and a
> very large rectangular field that is shown as "rice" on the map. It's to
> the east of the main north-south road that leads to Parking C and beyond to
> Hunter Check Station.
>
> The little pond-like area near Parking "B" was quite good, by my
> beginner's standards, showing a plethora of ibis, snowy egrets, dowitchers
> and peeps. The large area was less good since I was unable to see any way
> to get close enough to the areas where the birds were. And yet as far as I
> could tell, the ebird.org checklists for that area are fairly detailed
> and extensive. Was this success due to having 'scopes? Would a birder with
> only binoculars be unable to see same? Or is there a place I couldn't find
> nearer the birds?
>
> In addition, looking at, for example, an e-bird checklist submitted for
> yesterday by Keith Baily, and therefore at the same place on the same day
> as I, I see birds that I could not see any habitat for or any way to see
> them during my two hours spent there. Birds such as: Gadwall. I looked and
> looked for any ducks anywhere and saw none. Perhaps they were in that large
> water area aforementioned where all the birds were hundreds of meters away?
> He mentions Wilson's Phalarope and Marbled Godwit. I looked but did not see
> them at the little pond at Parking "B" with the walkway out into the pond.
> Were these two also to be found at the big field?
>
> Well I never use one word where I can use two! But I did want to present
> my "case" and my puzzlement as well as possible. As it was, Yolo Bypass was
> a distinct disappointment to me, despite the nice assortment at the
> "Walkway Pond", because I couldn't see the many birds in the large field.
>
> Thanks, Breck Breckenridge in Lodi
>
>
>  
>



-- 
Steve Hampton
Davis, CA
Subject: Fwd: [eBird Alert] Pacific Golden-Plover for Sacramento
From: "Chris Conard conardc AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:55:48 -0700
FYI

Chris Conard
Sacramento
--please excuse this brief message sent with my phone
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: 
Date: Jul 22, 2014 10:45 PM
Subject: [eBird Alert] Year Needs Alert for Sacramento 
To: 
Cc:

*** Species Summary:

- Pacific Golden-Plover (1 report)

---------------------------------------------
Thank you for subscribing to the  Year Needs Alert for Sacramento.
The report below shows observations of species you have not seen in
Sacramento this year, based on your eBird observations.  View this alert on
the web at http://ebird.org/ebird/alert/summary?sid=SN36542
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Jul 21, 2014 15:30 by Afton Kern
- Desmond Rd., Sacramento, California
- Map:

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=38.2757881,-121.4318419&ll=38.2757881,-121.4318419 

- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19194346
- Comments: "Single adult in breeding plumage, striking black on front with
white stripe extending to the flanks, golden yellow on back acted as
camouflage as each time the bird faced away, it blended in with the field
it was foraging in. The bird was easy to observe as it was only around 30
feet away. Its foraging habits included running briefly, pausing, then
briefly stooping to pick off whatever minute invertebrates that are present
in the field."

***********

You received this message because you are subscribed to eBird's Year Needs
Alert for Sacramento

Manage your eBird alert subscriptions:
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Subject: Yolo Bypass Nature Area sections/parts
From: "breck22 AT ymail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 22 Jul 2014 14:48:07 -0700
Hi all, I have a question about Yolo Bypass. I was there for the very first 
time yesterday 7-21-14. I had a map with me provided by the website for Yolo 
Bypass. It showed the parking areas, permanent water areas, seasonal water 
areas, rice fields, roads, and walks. Perhaps you know the one I mean, it's in 
color and quite good. 


Well, using that map I toured the entire area shown. The only water I found 
yesterday was a small narrow pond just west of Parking "B", and a very large 
rectangular field that is shown as "rice" on the map. It's to the east of the 
main north-south road that leads to Parking C and beyond to Hunter Check 
Station. 


The little pond-like area near Parking "B" was quite good, by my beginner's 
standards, showing a plethora of ibis, snowy egrets, dowitchers and peeps. The 
large area was less good since I was unable to see any way to get close enough 
to the areas where the birds were. And yet as far as I could tell, the 
ebird.org checklists for that area are fairly detailed and extensive. Was this 
success due to having 'scopes? Would a birder with only binoculars be unable to 
see same? Or is there a place I couldn't find nearer the birds? 


In addition, looking at, for example, an e-bird checklist submitted for 
yesterday by Keith Baily, and therefore at the same place on the same day as I, 
I see birds that I could not see any habitat for or any way to see them during 
my two hours spent there. Birds such as: Gadwall. I looked and looked for any 
ducks anywhere and saw none. Perhaps they were in that large water area 
aforementioned where all the birds were hundreds of meters away? He mentions 
Wilson's Phalarope and Marbled Godwit. I looked but did not see them at the 
little pond at Parking "B" with the walkway out into the pond. Were these two 
also to be found at the big field? 


Well I never use one word where I can use two! But I did want to present my 
"case" and my puzzlement as well as possible. As it was, Yolo Bypass was a 
distinct disappointment to me, despite the nice assortment at the "Walkway 
Pond", because I couldn't see the many birds in the large field. 


Thanks, Breck Breckenridge in Lodi
 

Subject: Redstart, etc
From: "Lawrence Parmeter parmeter3 AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 20:32:35 -0700
 Today, Sunday July 20, we saw the American Redstart near Shaver Lake, in the 
willows at the entrance to the meadow just off of Bretz Mill Road. All three of 
us: Nathan, Aileen, and myself, got a good look at it. In the same area, we saw 
a Red-breasted Nuthatch, a Red-breasted Sapsucker, an Orange-crowned Warbler, 
two Western Bluebirds, several Empid flycatchers, and two Black-headed 
Grosbeaks. 

 After Shaver Lake, we drove up to Huntington Lake, and decided to stop at the 
China Peak resort parking lot-in a small open area near the main buildings at 
the base of the ski lifts, we saw at least six Western Wood-Peewees and eight 
Rufus Hummingbirds. And we had rain while were were there! 

 

 Larry Parmeter
 Fresno


Subject: Purple Martins and shorebirds in Yolo County
From: "Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 17:11:26 -0700
All,

I got a call from Kevin Guse earlier today reporting a large number (18?)
of PURPLE MARTINS in a dead tree along the Sacramento Bypass, mostly juvs.
 (I had 4 in that tree last summer.)

Today at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area in the shorebird ponds in the 2nd check
there was an adult SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER and a juv SNOWY PLOVER.  There
was a MARBLED GODWIT in the last check.   Pics and full list at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19165573


good birding,



-- 
Steve Hampton
Davis, CA
Subject: RE: Eastern Yolo County Shorebirds
From: "'naturestoc AT aol.com' Naturestoc@aol.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 23:10:22 -0700
Sounds great,  Dan! We missed you tonight!

Dan Brown
Sacramento


Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: "jaegermaestro AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]"
Date:07/19/2014 5:24 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: central_valley_birds AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: [CVBirds] Eastern Yolo County Shorebirds
Our SAC Audubon field trip to Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area (YBWA) and Davis Wastewater Treatment Plant (DWTP) this morning turned up a good amount and diversity of migrating shorebirds, and one surprise baby! In the pond immediately west of Parking Lot B at YBWA we found and photographed a fledgeling WILSON'S PHALAROPE following an adult around and comically twisting around in circles on the mud shore. Also in that pond were several each of WHITE-FACED IBIS, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, WESTERN and LEAST SANDPIPER, one SPOTTED SANDPIPER, and a pair of CINNAMON TEAL. A few of us also had a brief view of a MINK along the shore of that pond. The newly flooded fields north and east of Parking Lot C had several screeching CASPIAN TERNS (many of them juveniles), 2 MARBLED GODWITS, GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS, a few SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, a lone WHITE PELICAN, and more WILSON'S PHALAROPES, DOWITCHERS, and PEEPS. Several SWAINSON'S HAWKS, HARRIERS, KITES, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS and GREAT-TAILED GRACKLES were seen throughout the morning. A BARN OWL flushed out of the willows south of Parking Lot C. A singing male BLUE GROSBEAK and an adult male BULLOCK'S ORIOLE were present in the willows at the southeast bend of the Auto Loop, and 5 COMMON RAVENS were along the levee near the entrance. At DWTP there was one BANK SWALLOW among the Cliffs, Barns, and Trees on the wires nearest the facility. There were 4 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES in the southwest corner of the easternmost pond. Towards the north end of the middle pond which had more mud margin there were 2 more MARBLED GODWITS, 3 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, several LONG-BILLED CURLEWS, and a WHIMBREL. Dan Williams Carmichael
Subject: Red-Breasted Sapsucker on Pleasants Valley Road?
From: "rubys_oograah AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 19 Jul 2014 17:43:24 -0700
I may have seen a RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER on Pleasants Valley Road, between 
Vacaville and Fairfield. I only got a glimpse of the bird as it flew over the 
road, and it had a muted red head and breast, and black wings with large white 
spots on them. I can't think of what else it might have been. 

  
 If anyone wants to have a look, it was right around the palm tree nursery.
  
 Karen Keinitz
 Davis
Subject: Eastern Yolo County Shorebirds
From: "jaegermaestro AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 19 Jul 2014 17:24:45 -0700
Our SAC Audubon field trip to Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area (YBWA) and Davis 
Wastewater Treatment Plant (DWTP) this morning turned up a good amount and 
diversity of migrating shorebirds, and one surprise baby! 

 
 In the pond immediately west of Parking Lot B at YBWA we found and 
photographed a fledgeling WILSON'S PHALAROPE following an adult around and 
comically twisting around in circles on the mud shore. 

 
 Also in that pond were several each of WHITE-FACED IBIS, LONG-BILLED 
DOWITCHER, WESTERN and LEAST SANDPIPER, one SPOTTED SANDPIPER, and a pair of 
CINNAMON TEAL. A few of us also had a brief view of a MINK along the shore of 
that pond. 

 
 The newly flooded fields north and east of Parking Lot C had several 
screeching CASPIAN TERNS (many of them juveniles), 2 MARBLED GODWITS, GREATER 
and LESSER YELLOWLEGS, a few SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, a lone WHITE PELICAN, and 
more WILSON'S PHALAROPES, DOWITCHERS, and PEEPS. 

 
 Several SWAINSON'S HAWKS, HARRIERS, KITES, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS and 
GREAT-TAILED GRACKLES were seen throughout the morning. A BARN OWL flushed out 
of the willows south of Parking Lot C. A singing male BLUE GROSBEAK and an 
adult male BULLOCK'S ORIOLE were present in the willows at the southeast bend 
of the Auto Loop, and 5 COMMON RAVENS were along the levee near the entrance. 

 
 At DWTP there was one BANK SWALLOW among the Cliffs, Barns, and Trees on the 
wires nearest the facility. There were 4 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES in the southwest 
corner of the easternmost pond. Towards the north end of the middle pond which 
had more mud margin there were 2 more MARBLED GODWITS, 3 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, 
several LONG-BILLED CURLEWS, and a WHIMBREL. 

 
 Dan Williams
 Carmichael
 

Subject: today's Tall Forest highlights
From: "'John and Glennah Trochet' trochetj AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 15:56:43 -0700
Dear Birders,

 

This morning's Tall Forest bird survey turned up a few things of modest
note.  The continuing summer tanager was, for the first time in 29 days,
uncooperative.  It sang much less consistently and moved nearly
continuously.  We finally managed some marginal looks.  Other finds included
three cattle egrets, an osprey, 18 semipalmated plovers, a lesser
yellowlegs, nine Wilson's phalaropes, an Eurasian collared-dove "in the
wild," a hermit warbler, a western tanager, and four blue grosbeaks.

 

Best,

John Trochet

Sacramento
Subject: Rufous hummer
From: "Manfred Kusch makusch AT ucdavis.edu [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:03:47 -0700
Looking through my notes of past years, I noticed that Allen's Hummingbirds 
have rather reliably shown up in my garden around June 26-29, just as this 
year, both mature and immature males and females. And a few individuals are 
always present from then on until at least late August. I had always assumed, 
based on several years of observation, that adult male Rufous hummers migrated 
through my garden on their northward migration in spring but that they chose a 
more easterly route through the mountains and beyond when migrating south in 
the summer and that only females and immature males came this way during their 
southbound migration. But last year I observed a very bright, all-rufous male 
hummer in mid to late July and I noticed today another adult male Rufous 
Hummingbird at my feeder, its back all rufous without a speck of green and the 
diagnostic deep notch in its R2 tail feathers clearly visible at the feeder. 



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


Subject: Cosumnes birds- 17 July 2014
From: "'John and Glennah Trochet' trochetj AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:44:07 -0700
Dear Birders,

 

I visited the Tall Forest and vicinity this morning, mostly to do some work
on the trails to Middle Breach and in the forest proper.  One summer tanager
is still present.  First thing it was singing from Oak Island, the first
time I've detected it away from the forest block.  On the way out it was
back along Wood Duck Slough.  I think the chances are very good that it will
be present on Saturday.  A juvenile junco was attended by an adult at the
pump station, where they have not been noted previously this year.  A few of
the fallow fields are being flooded and a couple of these had eight species
of shorebirds today.  Those of you planning to join us on Saturday for the
bird survey should bring spotting scopes, if possible.  Among the cattle on
an adjacent pasture were three cattle egrets and there was a juvenile
Savannah sparrow on the margin of one of the shorebird ponds.

 

Best,

John Trochet

Sacramento
Subject: recent swainson's hawks?
From: "scubie82 AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 16 Jul 2014 20:28:09 -0700
Hello CV Birders.

Some friends and I are planning a trip to Yolo county on sunday7/27 in order to 
observe swainson's hawks. Has anyone encountered large numbers of these birds 
recently? Any detailed reports would be greatly appreciated. 


Thanks very much, Sam Hontalas.

San Francisco.
 

Subject: Fwd: Egyptian Geese
From: "Gil Ewing gewing1 AT earthlink.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:29:13 -0700
> Speaking of Egyptian Geese, there used to be a big expanding flock of dozens 
of them at Lake Greenhaven, and they were popping up on the American River from 
time to time. Then they suddenly disappeared without explanation. 

> Does anyone know, did Fish and Game intentionally exterminate them, or what? 
If so, they're likely to find out about the ones at Gibson Ranch also. 

> 
> Gil Ewing
> Fair Oaks, Sacramento Co., CA
> 
> On Jul 15, 2014, at 4:08 PM, jann_dorothy AT sbcglobal.net 
[central_valley_birds] wrote: 

> 
>> 
>> 
>> Friends, I visited the Gibson Ranch Regional Park in North Highlands this 
morning for the first time. There is a small lake there that attracted a good 
many mixed geese and ducks, but I was rather surprised to see five Egyptian 
Geese there as well. I suppose someone no longer wanted them and released them 
there. I posted three photos of them in the Geese, Ducks and Swans folder. 
They're quite handsome. 

>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Also around Gibson Lake I saw two Green Herons, a Great Egret, two 
Double-crested Cormorants, three Western Kingbirds, several Northern 
Mockingbirds, a Western Bluebird, scads of Brewer's Blackbirds, a Nuttall's 
Woodpecker, and at least a dozen loudly peeping Killdeer. 

>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Jann Dorothy
>> 
>> Sacramento
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
> 
Subject: Fwd: Little Blue Heron still present?
From: "Gil Ewing gewing1 AT earthlink.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:28:40 -0700
Others may want to hear also:

> We missed the heron the last two times we looked, including Sunday evening.
> Although there have been a couple of reports posted of the Little Blue Heron 
being seen well into July, the numbers of birds and nesting activity at this 
rookery have dramatically decreased. Two evenings ago, I saw only one egret 
that appeared to be still sitting on eggs, most of the juveniles have fledged 
or are near fledging, and most of the nests are now empty. I'd say there are 
only 10-20% as many birds there now as when the Little Blue Heron was 
discovered in June. 

> Maybe it's still around somewhere, but the chances of seeing it at the 
rookery appear to be reduced now. 

> Good luck!
> 
> Gil Ewing
> Fair Oaks, Sacramento Co., CA
> 
> On Jul 15, 2014, at 4:19 PM, lflint AT earthlink.net [central_valley_birds] 
wrote: 

> 
>> 
>> 
>> Has anyone looked for the Little Blue Heron lately? Does anyone know if it 
is still present? I'd like to look for it on my way home from the Eastern 
Sierra on Monday. 

>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Leslie Flint
>> 
>> San Mateo
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
> 
Subject: Little Blue Heron still present?
From: "lflint AT earthlink.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 15 Jul 2014 16:19:05 -0700
Has anyone looked for the Little Blue Heron lately? Does anyone know if it is 
still present? I'd like to look for it on my way home from the Eastern Sierra 
on Monday. 

 

 Thanks,
 

 Leslie Flint
 San Mateo
Subject: Egyptian Geese
From: "jann_dorothy AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 15 Jul 2014 16:08:22 -0700
Friends, I visited the Gibson Ranch Regional Park in North Highlands this 
morning for the first time. There is a small lake there that attracted a good 
many mixed geese and ducks, but I was rather surprised to see five Egyptian 
Geese there as well. I suppose someone no longer wanted them and released them 
there. I posted three photos of them in the Geese, Ducks and Swans folder. 
They're quite handsome. 

 

 Also around Gibson Lake I saw two Green Herons, a Great Egret, two 
Double-crested Cormorants, three Western Kingbirds, several Northern 
Mockingbirds, a Western Bluebird, scads of Brewer's Blackbirds, a Nuttall's 
Woodpecker, and at least a dozen loudly peeping Killdeer. 

 

 Jann Dorothy
 Sacramento
 

 

Subject: Possible Indigo Bunting at Yolo Bypasss WA HQ
From: "maryolo1 AT netscape.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:40:34 -0400 (EDT)
About 5:30 PM as I was about to limb and cut down an invasive elm tree in the 
parking oval I saw a smallish very dark blue bird facing away from me. It moved 
to a further branch and then flew across to a cottonwood branch. At no time did 
it give me a nice side view or front quarter, but I saw no sign of "chestnut" 
scapulars or side, and the bill seemed more substantial than a Western Bluebird 
should have. I had the impression of darker around the eye, but that may have 
been shadows. No vocalizations. 

I'll try again in the morning.

Mary Schiedt
Davis CA
Subject: Cosumnes birds this weekend; Tall Forest survey next Saturday
From: "'John and Glennah Trochet' trochetj AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 13:11:38 -0700
Dear Birders,

 

Yesterday was the River Walk bird survey at the Cosumnes River Preserve.  I
intended to help Jim Rowoth, but owing to a failure on my part to
communicate, I was never able to catch him.  So we each did the loop
independently.  This public survey covers the River Walk trail (open to all
in daylight daily) and the TNC Barn ponds (generally closed to public
visitation except on this survey).  We each had an osprey at the Point, and
I had a young chipping sparrow and a California towhee (hard to come by on
this survey) near the Barn, plus two Hutton's vireos on the trail.

 

Today I did the Lost Slough survey.  The lone highlight, birdwise, was two
young hooded mergansers in the pond at the end of the Boardwalk Trail.
There were two young pied-billed grebes there, too, but no adult of either
species was apparent.  Following the survey I made a visit to the Tall
Forest to see if the summer tanager was still around.  He's still singing
with gusto (day 23), about the only thing that is in late morning.

 

Saturday the 19th will see this month's iteration of the Tall Forest bird
survey.  We will go through the locked gate at the corner of Bruceville and
Desmond Roads promptly at 5:30 a.m.  Footwear is your choice, as the one
spot that may be wet can be crossed with a short leap.  Insect repellent
should be kept handy.  The mosquitoes were joined today by a few tabanid
flies.

 

Best,

John Trochet

Sacramento
Subject: Anatolia Pond 2,
From: "breck22 AT ymail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 12 Jul 2014 18:49:38 -0700
 To Mark Martucci,
  
 I saw that you posted your visit to Anatolia Pond 2 on e-bird. I was in that 
area this morning (Saturday), on the subdivision side of the wetlands. I saw no 
way to get to the side of the area where you locate Pond 2. Could you please 
tell me how you did it? 

  
 I had seen other e-bird reports/checklists from these Anatolia pools in the 
recent past and that was what spurred me to make a visit there today from my 
home in Lodi. Needless to say, after looking at the large number of signs 
threatening anyone who dared go into that area with persecutions just short of 
dismemberment, I was quite disappointed in not being able to see much of 
anything from my vantage point at the corner of Anatolia and Justinian at the 
barbed wire fence. 

  
 I did seen a Green Heron and lots of swallows and a few ducks, etc. but with 
such limited access... 

  
 Thanks in advance for informing me of what I did not do right.
  
 Breck Breckenridge
 Lodi

Subject: This morning's River Walk survey at Cosumnes RP
From: "Jim Rowoth rowoth AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:18:21 -0700
All,

I started off this month’s River Walk survey at Cosumnes River Preserve under a 
beautiful full moon, and very pleasant temperatures throughout. Ebird report 
follows: 


Cosumnes River Preserve--River Walk, Sacramento, US-CA
Jul 12, 2014 5:15 AM - 8:10 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments: Regular monthly visit; no other participants. Full moon at the 
outset. 59-63 degrees, wind 6 mi s; high tide--trail to The Point actually 
flooded under a couple inches of water for a short distance. 
Submitted from BirdLog World for iOS, version 1.7.4 46 species (+2 other taxa) Double-crested Cormorant 1 Great Blue Heron 2 Barn pond Great Egret 7 Snowy Egret 2 Barn pond Green Heron 2 Heard only White-faced Ibis 2 Barn pond Osprey 1 perched in willows at The Point Cooper's Hawk 1 Red-shouldered Hawk (California) 2 Heard only Swainson's Hawk 2 Killdeer 2 Barn pond Greater Yellowlegs 5 Barn pond Black-chinned Hummingbird 2 Belted Kingfisher 2 Heard only Nuttall's Woodpecker 11 Downy Woodpecker 3 Northern Flicker 2 Heard only Western Wood-Pewee 2 at The Point Black Phoebe 14 Ash-throated Flycatcher 16 Western Kingbird 9 Hutton's Vireo 1 Heard only Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 10 American Crow 13 Tree Swallow 12 Cliff Swallow 1 swallow sp. 4 Oak Titmouse 8 Bushtit 70 White-breasted Nuthatch (Pacific) 8 House Wren 3 Bewick's Wren 9 Wrentit 12 Heard only Western Bluebird 2 American Robin 10 European Starling 1 Common Yellowthroat 4 Heard only Spotted Towhee 39 Song Sparrow 19 Blue Grosbeak 3 Red-winged Blackbird 26 Brewer's Blackbird 1 Brown-headed Cowbird 6 Bullock's Oriole 3 blackbird sp. 35 House Finch 67 Lesser Goldfinch 12 American Goldfinch 63 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19078340 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org) Jim Rowoth Stockton
Subject: Cosumnes birds
From: "'John and Glennah Trochet' trochetj AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 11:44:41 -0700
Dear Birders,

 

Today I visited the Tall Forest and vicinity.  One of the summer tanagers is
still present (day 19) in the woods.  There was a cattle egret amongst the
other egrets on the nearby rice fields, a lazuli bunting on the equipment
pad where none has previously been this season, and about 35 barn swallows
feeding near the pad, the first decent flock I've seen this "fall."

 

On Independence Day I visited Orr Ranch.  I went to a part of the preserve
too seldom visited.  This is the north arm of Deadman or Moyer Slough.  I
also walked part of the usual survey route of Orr Forest west from its
junction with the south arm.  There were a few minor things of note.  The
north arm had good numbers of both blue grosbeaks and lazuli buntings.  A
yellow warbler was singing where a least a couple of young successfully
fledged three years ago.  Below the junction there was an orange-crowned
warbler at a spot where they've nested in the past.  Very near there was a
seemingly unattended juvenile junco.  At Ronneberg Meadow I saw a
female/imm. black-throated gray warbler, my first southbound woodland
passerine migrant this season.  Also there was my only Orr Hutton's vireo of
the day.  At the southeast extremity of the forest block were four more
Oregon juncoes.  On the way home I stopped at the Twin Cities Unit and found
the continuing solo burrowing owl.

 

In older news, Andy Engilis did a transect survey at Valensin Ranch on 29
June.  There among a mixed assemblage of goldfinches he found two Lawrence's
goldfinches.

 

According to the preserve manager and the wetlands manager there will soon
be more than the usual amount of flooding for shorebirds.

 

Best,

John Trochet

Sacramento

 
Subject: Re: Heron
From: "charls4564 AT aol.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2014 16:10:48 -0400 (EDT)
We saw it again last night at 8:16 (from across the street on the east side 
 of Azevedo); it sat atop a pinetree for ~six minutes, then flew off 
towards  the trees along San Juan.  

Charles Smith
Sacramento
 
 
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheHermitThrush

 
“A sense of  flow is the main thing / and it doesn’t matter how you do it 
/ so long as you  master it”

Kenneth Irby, "Delius" (_The Intent On_, North Atlantic 2009)  

 
In a message dated 7/8/2014 12:34:47 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,  
farleycross AT sbcglobal.net writes:

This  morning, Tuesday the 8th, I had only about 15 minutes (8 - 8:15am) to 
look for  him but no luck finding him.

Farley  Cross
Sacramento
Subject: Re: Heron
From: "Farley Cross farleycross AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:39:38 -0700
This morning, Tuesday the 8th, I had only about 15 minutes (8 - 8:15am) 
to look for him but no luck finding him.


Farley Cross
Sacramento


On 7/7/14, 10:43 AM, charls4564 AT aol.com [central_valley_birds] wrote:
>
> Yes.
> We were out there from around 7pm 'til just after sundown Saturday 
> evening and spotted it at 8:24, after the sun was below the apartment 
> complex. After a few minutes, it flew out of sight around the backside 
> of the trees.
> good luck!
> Charles Smith
> Sacramento
> https://www.youtube.com/user/TheHermitThrush
> “A sense of flow is the main thing / and it doesn’t matter how you do 
> it / so long as you master it”
>
> Kenneth Irby, "Delius" (_The Intent On_, North Atlantic 2009)
> In a message dated 7/7/2014 1:40:02 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, 
> central_valley_birds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com writes:
>
>     Is the Little Blue Heron still in the area? Would appreciate an
>     update.
>
>     Bob Dwyer, Calistoga, Ca.
>
> 

Subject: Davis Wetlands shorebirds
From: "Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2014 11:13:39 -0700
Wastewater Pond at Davis Wetlands is now producing shorebirds.  10 MARBLED
GODWITS were there last week; 1 today.  Over 100 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS
were present today, many vocalizing.

Full list at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19045071




-- 
Steve Hampton
Davis, CA
Subject: UPDATE ON THE FLOODING OF THE YOLO BYPASS SHOREBIRD FIELDS
From: "Naturestoc AT aol.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 08 Jul 2014 07:22:18 -0700
It seems that due to a problem with flooding the field that was scheduled for 
7-1-14, THE FIELD THAT WAS SCHEDULED FOR 8-1-14 IS BEING FLOODED NOW! To access 
the field folks can park at the turnout at the corner and walk north across the 
road that crosses the ditch then take an immediate right to the first open 
trail. Below is a link to the maps again. Thanks to Ann Burris for this alert 
and to Mary Shiedt for the info. 


 

 http://naturestoc.smugmug.com/Birds/Images-for-ebird-linking-only 
http://naturestoc.smugmug.com/Birds/Images-for-ebird-linking-only 


 

 Dan Brown,
 Sacramento,
 www.naturestoc.smugmug.com
 

Subject: WFO Conference San Diego
From: "ERPFROMCA AT AOL.COM [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2014 23:42:15 -0400 (EDT)
Registration is now open to all for the Western Field Ornithologists 39th  
Annual Conference in San Diego, CA October 8-12. You can register at the WFO 
web  site (http://www.westernfieldornithologists.org/conference.php)
 
There are still spots open (but filling fast) on most of our field trips as 
 well workshops on identification of warblers (Jon Dunn and Kimball 
Garrett),  sparrows (Homer Hansen), and vireos (Peter Pyle) and bird specimen 
preparation  (Phil Unitt). More information is available on the WFO web site.
 
 
Ed Pandolfino
Sacramento, CA
Subject: WFO Conference San Diego
From: "erpfromca AT aol.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2014 23:42:15 -0400 (EDT)
Registration is now open to all for the Western Field Ornithologists 39th  
Annual Conference in San Diego, CA October 8-12. You can register at the WFO 
web  site (http://www.westernfieldornithologists.org/conference.php)
 
There are still spots open (but filling fast) on most of our field trips as 
 well workshops on identification of warblers (Jon Dunn and Kimball 
Garrett),  sparrows (Homer Hansen), and vireos (Peter Pyle) and bird specimen 
preparation  (Phil Unitt). More information is available on the WFO web site.
 
 
Ed Pandolfino
Sacramento, CA
Subject: WFO Conference San Diego
From: "erpfromca AT aol.com [CALBIRDS]" <CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2014 23:42:15 -0400 (EDT)
Registration is now open to all for the Western Field Ornithologists 39th  
Annual Conference in San Diego, CA October 8-12. You can register at the WFO 
web  site (http://www.westernfieldornithologists.org/conference.php)
 
There are still spots open (but filling fast) on most of our field trips as 
 well workshops on identification of warblers (Jon Dunn and Kimball 
Garrett),  sparrows (Homer Hansen), and vireos (Peter Pyle) and bird specimen 
preparation  (Phil Unitt). More information is available on the WFO web site.
 
 
Ed Pandolfino
Sacramento, CA
Subject: Least Terns at Chico Sewage Ponds, Butte County, 6 July
From: "ylightfoot YLIGHTFOOT AT AOL.COM [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2014 11:54:06 -0700
Hi folks:

Returning from a weekend trip to Siskiyou County, Annette and I stopped at the 
Chico Sewage Ponds about 7 p.m. on Sunday, 6 July. About 7:15, a Least Tern 
flew around the ponds and then landed on a sand spit near the north end, on the 
west shore, of the large open water pond. At about 7:30, a second Least Tern 
flew in, landing next to the first bird and giving a brief bill-up display. We 
then left the two birds standing next to each other. Did not see a direction of 
approach of the two birds, they may even possibly have been at the ponds, but 
perched out of sight, the whole time. 


Cheers,

Tim Manolis
Subject: Re: Heron
From: "charls4564 AT aol.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2014 13:43:22 -0400 (EDT)
 
Yes.
 
We were out there from around 7pm 'til just after sundown Saturday  evening 
and spotted it at 8:24, after the sun was below the apartment  complex. 
After a few minutes, it flew out of sight around the backside of the  trees.
 
good luck!
 
Charles Smith
Sacramento
 
 
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheHermitThrush

 
“A sense of  flow is the main thing / and it doesn’t matter how you do it 
/ so long as you  master it”

Kenneth Irby, "Delius" (_The Intent On_, North Atlantic 2009)  

 
In a message dated 7/7/2014 1:40:02 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,  
central_valley_birds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com writes:

 
 
 
Is the Little Blue Heron still in the area? Would appreciate an  update.

Bob Dwyer, Calistoga, Ca.



Subject: Heron
From: "Robert rvleo1 AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2014 22:35:30 -0700
Is the Little Blue Heron still in the area? Would appreciate an update.






Bob Dwyer, Calistoga, Ca.


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Subject: Long-tailed Duck
From: "Lawrence Parmeter parmeter3 AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2014 19:51:30 -0700
  On Saturday, July 5, we were returning to Moss Landing harbor(Monterey 
County) from a whale watching trip, about 2pm,, when just inside the 
breakwater, my son spied an unusual duck in the water near the rocks on the 
south side. I looked at it, and immediately identified it as a Long-tailed 
Duck. Several of us saw it, including my son, my wife, and the naturalist 
aboard the boat(who took some pictures of it).  As soon as the boat docked, we 
walked back to the breakwater to try to see it again, but it was gone, no doubt 
due to several of people who suddenly showed up to fish there while we were 
sailing into the harbor. We surveyed the harbor and the inlet, but there was no 
sight of it. By the color pattern, it was most likely a juvenile male, but 
undoubtedly a Long -tail Duck. A not exactly expected sighting during the 
summer, but still a good one. 


Larry Parmeter
Fresno Audubon Society
Fresno, Ca.
Subject: Short-billed Dowitcher, Ripon Ponds
From: "bees2 AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 06 Jul 2014 12:48:06 -0700
At 8:03 a.m. today, I re-found the SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER that had been found 
by Mark and Lorna Elness on July 4. The bird was associating with a flock of 
fifteen Greater Yellowlegs, in a nearly dry settling pond at the south end of 
Jack Tone Road. After foraging for a while, the yellowlegs and dowitcher flew 
off to the southeast out of sight. 

 

 At 10:00 a.m., I looked through the fence onto the levee road at the south end 
of Stockton Avenue, where I located several yellowlegs, phalaropes and 
sandpipers there, but no dowitcher. A brief, only adequate video of the 
dowitcher is here: https://vimeo.com/100046863? utm_source=email&utm_medium= 
clip-transcode_complete- finished-20120100&utm_ campaign=7701&email_id= 
Y2xpcF90cmFuc2NvZGVkfDNhZDQ2ZD FlYjExZDUwZTk2NzVjMmNiOTM4MmFj 
ZWYzODM1fDE1NDU5NjA4fDE0MDQ2Nz MwMDR8NzcwMQ%3D%3D 
https://vimeo.com/100046863?utm_source=email&utm_medium=clip-transcode_complete-finished-20120100&utm_campaign=7701&email_id=Y2xpcF90cmFuc2NvZGVkfDNhZDQ2ZDFlYjExZDUwZTk2NzVjMmNiOTM4MmFjZWYzODM1fDE1NDU5NjA4fDE0MDQ2NzMwMDR8NzcwMQ%3D%3D 

 

 

 Sal Salerno, Modesto
Subject: Monticello Fire in Putah Creek Cyn
From: "Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 5 Jul 2014 21:53:39 -0700
FYI, a fire named the Monticello Fire is currently burning in Yolo County
just north of Putah Creek in Putah Creek Canyon.

More information is at
http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/incidents_details_info?incident_id=995

Having just been up at Lake Solano, I can tell you that Hwy 128 is closed
just west of Winters, Pleasant Valley Rd is closed north of Putah Creek Rd,
the Lake Solano Campground and Day Use Area are evacuated and closed, and
the Canyon Creek Resort (by the dam) and Golden Bear Estates (nw of
Winters) are evacuated.  We heard second-hand that the fire jumped half the
creek and burned on the island near the campground.  The wind seems to be
pushing it north.  Smoke is very heavy northwest of Winters.

This possibly affects Thompson Canyon, Bray Canyon, and Bobcat Ranch (Areas
1, 2, 3, and 4 of the Putah Creek CBC).





-- 
Steve Hampton
Davis, CA
Subject: Putah Creek hummers and continuing breeders
From: "Manfred Kusch makusch AT ucdavis.edu [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 5 Jul 2014 18:55:49 -0700
Since their first appearance on June 24 during a hummingbird banding session in 
my garden, Allen's Hummingbirds have been pretty steady with as many as three 
of them showing about every day, typically one or two adult males, the rest 
females or imm. males. Nest building activity by Black-chinned hummers has 
pretty much ceased as is indicated by the absence during the past few days of 
little tufts of fluff left at the feeders. The number of Anna's is slowly 
increasing again as more juveniles and males are showing up. Among the species 
still nesting in my garden, Ash-throated Flycatchers, Hooded Orioles, House 
Finches, Barn Swallows, Morning and Eurasian Collared doves, American Robins, 
Northern Mockingbirds, American Goldfinches, California Quails, Black-headed 
Grosbeaks, and Western Bluebirds, the latter two are showing interesting 
behavior I have not witnessed before. While Western Bluebirds often start, and 
almost always succeed raising a second brood if food is plentiful, this year 
one pair has built built a third nest in the same box in which it already 
raised two sets of four chicks. In a second box not far away, another pair of 
bluebirds has four second brood chicks almost ready to fledge. It will be 
interesting to see whether they, too, will attempt a third brood. And although 
one of my bird books states that Black-headed Grosbeaks are single-brooded I 
have come to suspect that at least some of them attempt second broods simply 
because new nests keep appearing well into July. This year I was aware of four 
nests in my garden of which 2 and perhaps 3 appeared to have been successful, 
the chicks fledging late in May/early June. But as in some of the past years, a 
couple of new nests have recently been built in some of the Redbud bushes at 
the western edge of my garden. What makes these two nests unusual is, however, 
their extreme proximity to each other. I located the first nest by zeroing in 
on the singing male (which, by the way, often sings while sitting on the nest) 
and was surprised to find another nest maybe 20 ft away and 6 ft higher. Both 
nests are occupied, although the higher nest is perhaps a few days more recent. 
Considering that the males are vigorous singers, suggesting that they are 
territorial, it is surprising they chose to nest so close together when plenty 
of other nesting sites are available. When sitting on their nests, the adults 
(male and females share incubation duties) can clearly see each other but seem 
to make no effort in enforce territorial boundaries. 





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


Subject: RE: Red-eyed Vireo heard singing in east Davis
From: "'Ed Whisler' edwhisler530 AT comcast.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Jul 2014 10:23:29 -0700
I stopped by to check on the Red-eyed Vireo from 09:15 to 10:15am. The bird has 
not been refound since the original observation. 


 

Cheers

Ed Whisler

Davis, CA

 

From: central_valley_birds AT yahoogroups.com 
[mailto:central_valley_birds AT yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Steve Hampton 
stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds] 

Sent: Friday, July 04, 2014 8:24 AM
To: cvbirds
Subject: [CVBirds] Red-eyed Vireo heard singing in east Davis

 

  

Good morning, 

 

I just received a text from Joan Humphrey:

 

"Red-eyed Vireo alert! On my street constant loud singing in huge elm 0645 to 
0655, then gone? Heard only. After double checking id, went round block playing 
tape 0715 to 0735, no luck refinding" 


 

She lives on M Street between 8th and Colgate.  

 

 


 

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Davis, CA





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Subject: Red-eyed Vireo heard singing in east Davis
From: "Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Jul 2014 08:23:40 -0700
Good morning,

I just received a text from Joan Humphrey:

"Red-eyed Vireo alert!  On my street constant loud singing in huge elm 0645
to 0655, then gone?  Heard only.  After double checking id, went round
block playing tape 0715 to 0735, no luck refinding"

She lives on M Street between 8th and Colgate.



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Steve Hampton
Davis, CA
Subject: Re: Least Tern - Chico
From: "Matthew Forster findforster AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2014 19:23:33 -0700
The Least Tern just showed up again at the Oxidation Ponds in Chico, Ca. 

Regards,

Matt Forster
Chico, CA

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 3, 2014, at 11:18 AM, "BRUCE DEUEL bdeuel AT wildblue.net 
[central_valley_birds]"  wrote: 

> 
> Hi all,
> Least Tern not present between 0800 and 0840 this morning.
> 
> Bruce Deuel
> Red Bluff
> 
> 
>> On Wed, Jul 2, 2014 at 8:10 PM, Michael Rogner mrogner AT riverpartners.org 
[central_valley_birds]  wrote: 

>>  
>> This evening there was a breeding plumaged LEAST TERN at the Chico 
Wastewater Treatment Ponds.It was mostly foraging around the large pond. Chico 
WTP is located outside of town on River Road, and is open to the public from 
the marked parking area. 

>> 
>> Michael Rogner
>> Chico
>> 
> 
> 
Subject: Re: Least Tern - Chico
From: "BRUCE DEUEL bdeuel AT wildblue.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2014 11:18:30 -0700
Hi all,
Least Tern not present between 0800 and 0840 this morning.

Bruce Deuel
Red Bluff


On Wed, Jul 2, 2014 at 8:10 PM, Michael Rogner mrogner AT riverpartners.org
[central_valley_birds]  wrote:

>
>
> This evening there was a breeding plumaged LEAST TERN at the Chico
> Wastewater Treatment Ponds.It was mostly foraging around the large pond.
> Chico WTP is located outside of town on River Road, and is open to the
> public from the marked parking area.
>
> Michael Rogner
> Chico
>  
>
Subject: Re: Yolo Bypass shorebird habitat (plus new map links)
From: "teasterla teasterla AT comcast.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2014 09:30:12 -0700
Sorry All, as that message was supposed to go to Steve Hampton only. Oh well, 
 and yes it usually takes a few days for the invertebrates to get cooking in 
the soup. 


 Doesn't mean some of the shore birds won't drop down if the temperature is 
really hot though. Glad to see them flooding for shorebirds. 


It's kind of like a magnet out there for shorebirds as there isn't much shore 
bird habitat this time of year in the hot Central Valley! 


Todd Easterla
Fair Oaks, Ca.


Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: "Naturestoc AT aol.com [central_valley_birds]"
Date:07/03/2014 8:07 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: stevechampton AT gmail.com,central_valley_birds AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [CVBirds] Yolo Bypass shorebird habitat (plus new map links)
FYI, according to the refuge manager, the flooding, scheduled to start on July 1, will take a week or two to become rich in micro organisms, so the birds might not be using it for a while. Also, as a result of some redesigning of my smugmug website, the maps that I created of the shorebirds waters and the Bell's Vireo trail have been moved. Here is a new link to the new location http://naturestoc.smugmug.com/Birds/Images-for-ebird-linking-only The link in this original post is also a good link, but only to the shorebird map. Dan Brown, Sacramento, www.naturestoc.smugmug.com -----Original Message----- From: Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds] To: cvbirds Sent: Thu, Jul 3, 2014 12:47 am Subject: [CVBirds] Yolo Bypass shorebird habitat Just a reminder that flooding for shorebirds at YBWA has begun. Map is here: http://naturestoc.smugmug.com/Images-for-ebird-linking-only/i-cJr7GmZ/0/X2/YBWA-SHOREBIRD-WATER-JULY-AND-AUG-2014a-X2.jpg -- Steve Hampton Davis, CA
Subject: Re: Yolo Bypass shorebird habitat (plus new map links)
From: "Naturestoc AT aol.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2014 11:07:07 -0400 (EDT)
FYI, according to the refuge manager, the flooding, scheduled to start on July 
1, will take a week or two to become rich in micro organisms, so the birds 
might not be using it for a while. 



Also, as a result of some redesigning of my smugmug website, the maps that I 
created of the shorebirds waters and the Bell's Vireo trail have been moved. 
Here is a new link to the new location 
http://naturestoc.smugmug.com/Birds/Images-for-ebird-linking-only 



The link in this original post is also a good link, but only to the shorebird 
map. 




Dan Brown,
Sacramento,

www.naturestoc.smugmug.com



-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds] 
 

To: cvbirds 
Sent: Thu, Jul 3, 2014 12:47 am
Subject: [CVBirds] Yolo Bypass shorebird habitat


        



Just a reminder that flooding for shorebirds at YBWA has begun.  


Map is here: 
http://naturestoc.smugmug.com/Images-for-ebird-linking-only/i-cJr7GmZ/0/X2/YBWA-SHOREBIRD-WATER-JULY-AND-AUG-2014a-X2.jpg 









-- 
Steve Hampton
Davis, CA







Subject: RE: Yolo Bypass shorebird habitat
From: "teasterla teasterla AT comcast.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2014 07:59:15 -0700
Hey steve, have you been out there yet? I would think that it won't be good 
with invertebrates for about another week. 


How is the Davis Wetlands? Haven't been there in a loo [ong time. Going to 
finally get back to birding soon. 


Todd


Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: "Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]"
Date:07/03/2014 12:47 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: cvbirds
Subject: [CVBirds] Yolo Bypass shorebird habitat
Just a reminder that flooding for shorebirds at YBWA has begun. Map is here: http://naturestoc.smugmug.com/Images-for-ebird-linking-only/i-cJr7GmZ/0/X2/YBWA-SHOREBIRD-WATER-JULY-AND-AUG-2014a-X2.jpg -- Steve Hampton Davis, CA
Subject: Yolo Bypass shorebird habitat
From: "Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2014 00:47:14 -0700
Just a reminder that flooding for shorebirds at YBWA has begun.

Map is here:

http://naturestoc.smugmug.com/Images-for-ebird-linking-only/i-cJr7GmZ/0/X2/YBWA-SHOREBIRD-WATER-JULY-AND-AUG-2014a-X2.jpg 





-- 
Steve Hampton
Davis, CA
Subject: Least Tern - Chico
From: "Michael Rogner mrogner AT riverpartners.org [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2014 20:10:52 -0700
This evening there was a breeding plumaged LEAST TERN at the Chico Wastewater 
Treatment Ponds.It was mostly foraging around the large pond. Chico WTP is 
located outside of town on River Road, and is open to the public from the 
marked parking area. 


Michael Rogner
Chico

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Subject: Cosumnes birds- 02 July 2014
From: "'John and Glennah Trochet' trochetj AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2014 18:41:41 -0700
Dear Birders,

 

At the Cosumnes River Preserve, I visited the closed parcel behind the Farm
Center gate this morning.  In the Tall Forest one summer tanager persists.
One of the rice fields that failed to hair over had a number of shorebirds
in a decent variety, including one semipalmated plover, 12 greater
yellowlegs, 22 least sandpipers, 10 western sandpipers, four Wilson's
phalaropes and a single dowitcher.  The distance was great and the heat
shimmer was already pretty bad.  I guess I am less familiar with the timing
of dowitcher returns in the fall here, but in New Mexico the first
dowitchers back (usually just before the 4th of July) were short-billed
dowitchers.

 

I walked a lot of cottonwood-willow riparian, hoping for cuckoos or
something else snazzy, but no luck there.  The blue grosbeak nest with four
eggs on 21 June had three eggs 28 June and only one today.  It appears to
have been abandoned, though the male continues to sing close by.

 

Best,

John Trochet

Sacramento
Subject: Little Blue Heron continues in Sac. Co.
From: "Frances Oliver hummer52ffo AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2014 23:06:58 -0700
After missing the Little Blue Heron this morning by 40 minutes I decided I 
needed to go back tonight and wait for the egret & heron fly-in. After 3 1/2 
hrs. of being entertained by egret & heron youngsters, the LITTLE BLUE 
HERON finally flew in and landed in the pine tree. It was almost getting too 
dark to see it! 


Thanks Susie for finding and reporting this great bird!
Frances
Lodi, CA
Subject: Little Blue Heron (no), Swainson's hawks (scores!).
From: "romancandle1 AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 28 Jun 2014 20:54:09 -0700
All,
 

 My wife and I went to see the heron rookery this morning at 1015 and did not 
see the little blue. However, the herons and egrets are putting on a good show 
and it was fun to watch them interact. We returned about 1245 on our way back 
from seeing the Swainson's hawks (see below), but once again had no luck seeing 
little blue... 

 

 After our initial attempt to see the little blue heron, we drove out to near 
Woodland to see if we could see a Swainson's hawk spectacle that I had seen 
earlier in the week. On the afternoons of Tuesday and Thursday this past week, 
I witnessed scores of Swainson's hawks while driving to and from an out-of-town 
trip. Today (Saturday) we decided to see if the Swainson's hawks were still 
there. We were not disappointed. A tractor has been clearing the fields in this 
area (this may be part of Conway Ranch) and the Swainson's hawks are really 
going to town. It was a lot of fun watching them. We think at least 250 
Swainson's hawks were there, though it's difficult to count. 

 

 The area is just off of I-5 between the causeway and Woodland. If you head out 
there, look for dust from an active tractor and then look for soaring birds. 
You can park just off the road on East Main Street (be careful, the road is 
active, though there is plenty of room to park if you pick a good spot) if the 
birds are still north of the freeway. Note: I don't know if there will still be 
mowing going forward, but if there is, you can bet the Swainson's hawks will be 
there. 

 

 Elliot Chasin
 Sacramento
  
Subject: Cosumnes birds- 28 June 2014
From: "'John and Glennah Trochet' trochetj AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2014 17:47:50 -0700
Dear Birders,

 

This morning I returned to the Tall Forest at the Cosumnes River Preserve in
southern Sacramento County, primarily to restore to passable status part of
the survey route lost to vegetative overgrowth.  At least one of the summer
tanagers is still present.  It seems to prefer an area near the berm
crossing the slough, unless the pump there is on.  In that case it moves
widely up or down the slough.  Yesterday morning it was all the way south to
the river, then at midday it was north to Warbler Woods.  This morning it
was near the berm before the pump came on, and after the pump started up I
could not find the bird.

 

On the rice fields around the forest were some shorebirds.  There were 62
greater yellowlegs and one Wilson's phalarope.  A flock of about 35 western
sandpipers circled but did not land.

 

Best,

John Trochet

Sacramento
Subject: Re: Glossy ibis at Davis wetlands
From: "masam321 AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 27 Jun 2014 14:06:18 -0700
The ibis flock of roughly 200 eventually scattered at 11:45am due to a 
Red-shouldered Hawk that flew through. Most of the birds settled again along 
the berm in wastewater pond, but I couldn't find the Glossy so I left. 


This bird had thin, sharply defined bluish lines in front of the eye that 
enclose a dark not pinkish area, with dark behind the eye. The White-faced had 
variable amounts of white in the face, but all had more diffuse, whitish 
markings compared to the Glossy. 


There was also a nice group of 10 Marbled Godwits at the same spot. Below is my 
ebird list with photos plus the direct flickr link to the five photos of the 
Glossy. All of these have only been cropped from the originals, which were 
taken through a scope with my iphone and therefore not as crisp as desired. 


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18927151 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18927151 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/46176050 AT N03/14335317559/in/photostream/ 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/46176050 AT N03/14335317559/in/photostream/ 


Michael Strom
Davis
  
Subject: Glossy ibis at Davis wetlands
From: "Michael masam321 AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:17:48 -0700
I've been looking at a glossy ibis for the last 15 min at the north end of 
wastewater pond. This bird has thin bluish lines in front on the eye with dark 
behind the eye. I think I've got some record shots but it's still tough to 
digiscope. I'm on the east levee of the pond and will stay with the bird for a 
while longer. 


The wetlands close at 1pm. 

Michael Strom
Davis

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Subject: Little Blue yes, American Golden no
From: "John Harris johnh AT mills.edu [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:15:38 -0700
This morning I drove up to Sacramento to visit the continuing Little Blue
Heron, which was busy modifying a nest. From there, I went to Woodland WTP.
I encountered two pairs of birders there who had not located the bird, nor
did I. One of the birders alerted me to the presence of Bank Swallows,
which I appreciated. There were also Redheads, Wilson's Phalaropes, and a
good number of Western Sandpipers present.
John Harris
Oakdale
Subject: Re: Flickr website--slightly off topic
From: "Joyce Bond chantedor AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:02:51 -0700
Flickr made some changes recently that have messed up the way it interfaces
with a lot of websites. It has made it impossible for me to even upload my
pics to some websites where I've posted pics from Flickr in the past. I'm
using Mozilla Firefox, and I didn't have much better luck than you did. If
I visit Steve Hampton's most recent eBird link, I see two tiny thumbnails
in the list. But then if I click on one, it takes me to MY Flickr account
instead of his pic. However, I still have some old email in my inbox from a
couple months ago, and in one of Steve's older messages, the eBird link
shows the photo in a larger size. No doubt Flickr is going to lose a lot of
members over their changes.

Joyce Bond
Paradise, CA


On Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 6:38 PM, rosita94598 AT yahoo.com
[central_valley_birds]  wrote:

>
>
> So how do we see the photos Steve Hampton posted on his ebird list?  All I
> see is a giant advertisement for Flickr and nothing about seeing the photos
> we used to see on Flickr postings.
>
>
> Hugh B. Harvey
>
> Walnut Creek
>
>  
>
Subject: Re: Flickr website--slightly off topic
From: "Joseph Morlan jmorlan AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 19:51:34 -0700
On 24 Jun 2014 18:38:58 -0700, "rosita94598 AT yahoo.com
[central_valley_birds]"  wrote:

>So how do we see the photos Steve Hampton posted on his ebird list? All I see 
is a giant advertisement for Flickr and nothing about seeing the photos we used 
to see on Flickr postings. 


EBird users should not use the "Embed" option in Flickr to display their
images.  Instead use the HTML code.

More information at...

http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/changes-to-flickr-embed-code/

If you are viewing the checklist in Firefox, right-click on the photo,
select "This Frame" and then select "Open frame in new tab."  This option
does not seem to be available in Internet Explorer or Chrome. 

Direct links to the two images 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/7202050 AT N04/14312893999/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/7202050 AT N04/14519610123/

-- 
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Subject: Re: Flickr website--slightly off topic
From: "Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 19:01:10 -0700
This is a worthy question.  Something happened with the Flickr/eBird
interface recently and all I get are little thumbnails.  They open on some
computers and software and not others.  I know eBird is looking to avoid
Flickr altogether for the photo thing.  In the meantime, try it in another
program (e.g. Mozilla, IE, or Chrome) or here is the direct link-- the last
two photos at
https://www.flickr.com/photos/7202050 AT N04/sets/72157629238355217/




On Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 6:38 PM, rosita94598 AT yahoo.com
[central_valley_birds]  wrote:

>
>
> So how do we see the photos Steve Hampton posted on his ebird list?  All I
> see is a giant advertisement for Flickr and nothing about seeing the photos
> we used to see on Flickr postings.
>
>
> Hugh B. Harvey
>
> Walnut Creek
>
>  
>



-- 
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Davis, CA
Subject: Flickr website--slightly off topic
From: "rosita94598 AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 24 Jun 2014 18:38:58 -0700
So how do we see the photos Steve Hampton posted on his ebird list? All I see 
is a giant advertisement for Flickr and nothing about seeing the photos we used 
to see on Flickr postings. 

 

 Hugh B. Harvey
 Walnut Creek

Subject: Re: American Golden-Plover at Woodland
From: "masam321 AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 24 Jun 2014 14:54:24 -0700
The plover continued through 2:15pm at the end of the spit for myself and 
several other birders. 


Michael Strom
Davis
Subject: Allen's Hummingbirds, Putah Creek
From: "Manfred Kusch makusch AT ucdavis.edu [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 13:23:51 -0700
During today's hummingbird banding session in my garden we observed one male 
and one female Allen's Hummingbird at the trapping feeder. The male eluded 
capture but we were able to trap and band an adult female Allen's in addition 
to several Black-chinned and Anna's, both male and female. This continues a 
pattern I have observed over several of the past few years. 


Although most of the breeding species in my garden and adjacent vegetation have 
by now fledged their first broods (in random order: House Wren, Barn Swallow, 
Tree Swallow, Hooded Oriole, Bullock's Oriole, Black-headed Grosbeak, Western 
Bluebird, Western Kingbird, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Spotted Towhee, California 
Towhee, Northern Mockingbird, American Robin, House Finch, American Goldfinch, 
Black Phoebe, Mourning Dove, Eurasian Collared Dove, Wood Duck, Red-tailed 
Hawk, Anna's Hummingbird, Black-chinned Hummingbird, European Starling, 
California Quail, Wild Turkey), several of those species have re-nested and 
have produced a second brood or are in the process of producing one. Both dove 
species may very well be into their third brood since their nest building will 
continue all the way into late August and even September. My numerous Hooded 
Orioles have had above average success with their off-spring, since the garden 
is full of juveniles of all stages of development, from nearly fully adult 
sized birds to recent fledglings pursuing their parents with fluttering wings 
begging to be fed. Several nests are still active either with incubating 
females or young fed by both parents. Several of their earlier nests have by 
now been claimed by House Finches, a pattern that has become more and more 
pronounced over the years. But the House Finches are not the only birds around 
here who recycle abandoned nests (including Barn Swallow and Black Phoebe 
nests). Robins have built their nest on top of an earlier Black Grosbeak nest, 
Mourning Doves are sitting on a few perfunctory sticks placed on a Robin nest 
and, without much alteration, on a Northern Mockingbird nest, a California 
Towhee (now with half-grown chicks) has taken over an earlier Northern 
Mockingbird nest that apparently fell victim to predation by rats, a nest box 
used by Ash-throated Flycatchers is now, after I cleaned it out, used by 
Western Bluebirds for a second brood, and a box used by Western Bluebirds is 
now occupied by Ash-throated Flycatchers. The high density of nesting birds in 
my garden makes this kind of double occupancy presumably less surprising. 




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


Subject: Re: American Golden-Plover at Woodland
From: "Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:35:42 -0700
distant pics and full list are here:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18896216

Info on Woodland WTP:
e on Gibson from Rd 102, park in "birder parking area" and sign in at near
gate (combo is "700"); do not go to the office; access only M-F 7:30 AM to
3:30 PM. Closed on holidays.




On Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 12:00 PM, Steve Hampton 
wrote:

> There is currently an adult plumaged American golden plover at the
> Woodland wastewater treatment plant. It is at the tip of the spit in the
> main pond. Also present are decent numbers of Wilson's Phalaropes and
> Western sandpipers
>
> Steve Hampton
>
>
> --
> Steve Hampton
> Davis, CA
>
>


-- 
Steve Hampton
Davis, CA
Subject: American Golden-Plover at Woodland
From: "Steve Hampton stevechampton AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:00:14 -0700
There is currently an adult plumaged American golden plover at the Woodland
wastewater treatment plant. It is at the tip of the spit in the main
pond. Also present are decent numbers of Wilson's Phalaropes and Western
sandpipers

Steve Hampton


-- 
Steve Hampton
Davis, CA
Subject: RE: Re: SAC Little Blue Heron
From: "'Jann Dorothy' jann_dorothy AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 09:30:26 -0700
I’ve posted three photos of the bird taken yesterday at about 11:00am. All 
three photos appear at the top of the photostream on the home page, but only 
two have made it into the Herons, Egrets and Bitterns folder for some reason. 


 

Jann Dorothy

Sacramento

 

From: central_valley_birds AT yahoogroups.com 
[mailto:central_valley_birds AT yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Chris Conard 
conardc AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds] 

Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 8:36 AM
To: Central Valley Birds
Subject: [CVBirds] Re: SAC Little Blue Heron

 

  

Folks,

The bird has been reported this morning, Tuesday, 6/24.

Chris Conard
Sacramento
--please excuse this brief message sent with my phone

On Jun 22, 2014 3:45 PM, "Chris Conard"  > wrote: 


For folks not following all of the eBird alerts coming in, the Little Blue 
Heron found by Susie Nishio has been easy to see and actively displaying on the 
rookery in Natomas at San Juan Rd and Azevedo Dr through at least 1240 when we 
left it. It was easily seen from the east side of Azevedo Dr, south of San Juan 
Rd, in a pine on the west side of Azevedo Dr near the apartment complex. Lots 
of interesting rookery behavior to watch too. 


 

A map and more details linked here: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18876987 


 

Chris Conard

Sacramento 

 

On Sun, Jun 22, 2014 at 9:08 AM, Chris Conard  > wrote: 


FYI

Chris Conard
Sacramento
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Date: Jun 22, 2014 9:04 AM
Subject: [eBird Alert] Year Needs Alert for Sacramento 
To:  >
Cc: 

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- Little Blue Heron (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) (1)
- Reported Jun 22, 2014 07:00 by Susan Nishio
- Riverglen Apartments, Sacramento, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8 
 
&t=p&z=13&q=38.6267615,-121.5089178&ll=38.6267615,-121.5089178 

- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18861012
- Comments: "Two photos:
Susie Nishio: Riverglen Apts, Natomas &emdash; Little Blue Heron 

Susie Nishio: Riverglen Apts, Natomas &emdash; Little Blue Heron" 


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Subject: Re: SAC Little Blue Heron
From: "Chris Conard conardc AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 08:35:59 -0700
Folks,

The bird has been reported this morning, Tuesday, 6/24.

Chris Conard
Sacramento
--please excuse this brief message sent with my phone
On Jun 22, 2014 3:45 PM, "Chris Conard"  wrote:

> For folks not following all of the eBird alerts coming in, the Little Blue
> Heron found by Susie Nishio has been easy to see and actively displaying on
> the rookery in Natomas at San Juan Rd and Azevedo Dr through at least 1240
> when we left it. It was easily seen from the east side of Azevedo Dr, south
> of San Juan Rd, in a pine on the west side of Azevedo Dr near the apartment
> complex.  Lots of interesting rookery behavior to watch too.
>
> A map and more details linked here:
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18876987
>
> Chris Conard
> Sacramento
>
>
> On Sun, Jun 22, 2014 at 9:08 AM, Chris Conard  wrote:
>
>> FYI
>>
>> Chris Conard
>> Sacramento
>> --please excuse this brief message sent with my phone
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: 
>> Date: Jun 22, 2014 9:04 AM
>> Subject: [eBird Alert] Year Needs Alert for Sacramento 
>> To: 
>> Cc:
>>
>> *** Species Summary:
>>
>> - Little Blue Heron (1 report)
>>
>> ---------------------------------------------
>> Thank you for subscribing to the  Year Needs Alert for
>> Sacramento. The report below shows observations of species you have not
>> seen in Sacramento this year, based on your eBird observations.  View this
>> alert on the web at http://ebird.org/ebird/alert/summary?sid=SN36542
>> NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
>>
>> Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) (1)
>> - Reported Jun 22, 2014 07:00 by Susan Nishio
>> - Riverglen Apartments, Sacramento, California
>> - Map:
>> 
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=38.6267615,-121.5089178&ll=38.6267615,-121.5089178 

>> - Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18861012
>> - Comments: "Two photos:
>> Susie
>> Nishio: Riverglen Apts, Natomas &emdash; Little Blue Heron
>> Susie
>> Nishio: Riverglen Apts, Natomas &emdash; Little Blue Heron"
>>
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Subject: RE: Re: SAC Little Blue Heron
From: "'Andy Engilis, Jr.' aengilisjr AT ucdavis.edu [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 08:27:20 -0700
The bird being found in Natomas looks, in plumage, very similar to the bird 
found on Conaway Ranch on May 30th. I wonder if they are indeed the same bird; 
the rookery is 6 miles due east of the vicinity of the Conaway Ranch location!! 
Cool that Susie found this bird at a rookery site. It is a gorgeous treat! 


 

Andy

 

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] On Behalf Of Chris Conard 
conardc AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds] 

Sent: Sunday, June 22, 2014 3:45 PM
To: Central Valley Birds
Subject: [CVBirds] Re: SAC Little Blue Heron

 

  

For folks not following all of the eBird alerts coming in, the Little Blue 
Heron found by Susie Nishio has been easy to see and actively displaying on the 
rookery in Natomas at San Juan Rd and Azevedo Dr through at least 1240 when we 
left it. It was easily seen from the east side of Azevedo Dr, south of San Juan 
Rd, in a pine on the west side of Azevedo Dr near the apartment complex. Lots 
of interesting rookery behavior to watch too. 


 

A map and more details linked here: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18876987 


 

Chris Conard

Sacramento 

 

On Sun, Jun 22, 2014 at 9:08 AM, Chris Conard  wrote:

FYI

Chris Conard
Sacramento
--please excuse this brief message sent with my phone

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: 
Date: Jun 22, 2014 9:04 AM
Subject: [eBird Alert] Year Needs Alert for Sacramento 
To: 
Cc: 

*** Species Summary:

- Little Blue Heron (1 report)

---------------------------------------------
Thank you for subscribing to the  Year Needs Alert for Sacramento. The 
report below shows observations of species you have not seen in Sacramento this 
year, based on your eBird observations. View this alert on the web at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/alert/summary?sid=SN36542 

NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) (1)
- Reported Jun 22, 2014 07:00 by Susan Nishio
- Riverglen Apartments, Sacramento, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8 
 
&t=p&z=13&q=38.6267615,-121.5089178&ll=38.6267615,-121.5089178 

- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18861012
- Comments: "Two photos:
Susie Nishio: Riverglen Apts, Natomas &emdash; Little Blue Heron 

Susie Nishio: Riverglen Apts, Natomas &emdash; Little Blue Heron" 


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Subject: Re: Re: SAC Little Blue Heron
From: "'kenpoe AT sbcglobal.net' kenpoe@sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2014 07:37:19 -0700
Little blue heron still at Azevedo and San Juan.  7:35 am Monday


Ken P oerner Fairfield
Maureen Geiger Sacramento


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Subject: Adult Little Blue Heron seen this morning, 6/23/2014
From: "davedlj1246 AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 23 Jun 2014 14:28:19 -0700
Little Blue Heron https://www.flickr.com/photos/birding4me/14468987566/
 

 This morning, 6/23/2014 at 953 am, I, along with about 6-7 other birders, 
observed the adult little Blue Heron at the nesting rookery in the pines and 
magnolias adjacent to the River Glen Apartments, on Azevedo, just south of San 
Juan in the Natomas area north of the main city of Sacramento. The rookery 
consists mostly of Snowy Egrets followed by Black-crowned Night-Herons with 
lesser numbers of Cattle Egrets. Residents indicate that the rookery is no more 
than 2 years old. Many thanks to both Susan Nishio and Chris Conard for a new 
Sacramento County bird for me. 


 
 
 https://www.flickr.com/photos/birding4me/14468987566/ 
 
 Little Blue Heron https://www.flickr.com/photos/birding4me/14468987566/ 
Sacramento / Sacramento County, California This adult little Blue Heron was 
first reported on Saturday, June 21, 2014 in a nesting rookery of mostly Snowy 
E... 

 
 
 
 View on www.flickr.com https://www.flickr.com/photos/birding4me/14468987566/ 
 Preview by Yahoo 
 
 
 

Subject: RE: Fwd: SAC Little Blue Heron
From: "cdlou37 cdlou37 AT comcast.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2014 12:19:58 -0700
The LITTLE BLUE HER ON was seen today.
Calvin D Lou
SF


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-------- Original message --------
From: "Chris Conard conardc AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" 
 

Date:06/22/2014  9:08 AM  (GMT-08:00) 
To: Central Valley Birds  
Subject: [CVBirds] Fwd: SAC Little Blue Heron 

FYI

Chris Conard
Sacramento
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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: 
Date: Jun 22, 2014 9:04 AM
Subject: [eBird Alert] Year Needs Alert for Sacramento 
To: 
Cc: 

*** Species Summary:

- Little Blue Heron (1 report)

---------------------------------------------
Thank you for subscribing to the  Year Needs Alert for Sacramento. The 
report below shows observations of species you have not seen in Sacramento this 
year, based on your eBird observations.  View this alert on the web at 
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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) (1)
- Reported Jun 22, 2014 07:00 by Susan Nishio
- Riverglen Apartments, Sacramento, California
- Map: 
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=38.6267615,-121.5089178&ll=38.6267615,-121.5089178 

- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18861012
- Comments: "Two photos:
Susie Nishio: Riverglen Apts, Natomas &emdash; Little Blue Heron 

Susie Nishio: Riverglen Apts, Natomas &emdash; Little Blue Heron" 


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Subject: Woodland WTP more returning shorebirds (Willet, etc.)
From: "Michael masam321 AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2014 12:17:49 -0700
This morning (6/23) there were 13 Western Sandpipers, 6 Wilson's Phalaropes, 
and 1 Willet in the first pond south of the parking area. The Willet took off 
to the south not long after I arrived. The water level in this pond is good 
right now for shorebirds with the large central spit exposed. Ebird list below: 


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18885535

Michael Strom
Davis
Subject: recent birds Putah Creek and Cosumnes
From: "'John and Glennah Trochet' trochetj AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:58:23 -0700
Dear Birders,

 

The previous five days found me playing catch-up on local bird survey
responsibilities.  Wednesday- Friday I visited three sites along Putah Creek
for point counts and on the weekend I did surveys around the Tall Forest and
on Lost Slough at the Cosumnes River Preserve.  The weekday point counts and
Sunday Lost Slough survey were the sort of June survey that might easily be
phoned in, but Saturday's outing was a different matter.  Highlights
include:

 

a late pair of greater white-fronted geese

a Bonaparte's gull

an adult peregrine falcon

six Pacific-slope flycatchers

one bank swallow

one singing orange-crowned warbler at a location where this species
successfully bred last year

two counter-singing summer tanagers

a blue grosbeak nest with four grosbeak eggs- usually this species rears
cowbirds at the preserve

 

lowlights- missed northern flicker and Hutton's vireo.

 

After Sunday's survey, on which I was ably assisted by Jim Rowoth, we went
over to the Tall Forest.  The tanagers were still present, and returning
shorebirds included a greater yellowlegs and long-billed curlew.  A later
visit with Terry Ronneberg added an osprey to the weekend list.

 

Best,

John Trochet

 

 
Subject: Re: Possible Allen's Hummingbird - Amador County
From: "Manfred Kusch makusch AT ucdavis.edu [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2014 08:09:45 -0700
I would say that is an Allen's from the looks of it but also the timing. I have 
been looking for one in my garden since male Allen's usually show up here 
around this time. So far, I have not spotted any. Tomorrow the UCD hummingbird 
banders will trap here, perhaps they will catch some. 


Manfred

3 miles West of Davis
South bank of Putah Creek

Sent from my iPad

On Jun 23, 2014, at 12:06 AM, "marsh_don AT att.net [central_valley_birds]" 
 wrote: 


> This evening I had a adult male Selaphorus hummingbird at one of my feeders 
that I believe may be an Allen's Hummingbird. The bird showed extensive green 
on its head and back, which I know doesn't rule out Rufous Hummingbird. The 
date however seems very odd for a Rufous Hummingbird, which should be well 
north of California at this date. The tail feathers also seem to support an 
identification of Allen's; narrow outer tail feathers and no obvious notch near 
the tip of the second tail feather. Anyone with more experience with Allen's 
Hummingbirds, please feel free to offer your two cents on the identification 
either on or off list. 

> 
> Good Birding,
> 
> Don Marsh
> 
> Sutter Creek, Amador County, CA
> 
> 
> 
> https://flic.kr/p/nMCxmW
> 
> https://flic.kr/p/nMDHJj
> 
> https://flic.kr/p/o6TX78
> 
> 
> 
>   
> 
> 
Subject: Possible Allen's Hummingbird - Amador County
From: "marsh_don AT att.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 23 Jun 2014 00:06:25 -0700
 This evening I had a adult male Selaphorus hummingbird at one of my feeders 
that I believe may be an Allen's Hummingbird. The bird showed extensive green 
on its head and back, which I know doesn't rule out Rufous Hummingbird. The 
date however seems very odd for a Rufous Hummingbird, which should be well 
north of California at this date. The tail feathers also seem to support an 
identification of Allen's; narrow outer tail feathers and no obvious notch near 
the tip of the second tail feather. Anyone with more experience with Allen's 
Hummingbirds, please feel free to offer your two cents on the identification 
either on or off list. 

 Good Birding,
 Don Marsh
 Sutter Creek, Amador County, CA
 

 https://flic.kr/p/nMCxmW https://flic.kr/p/nMCxmW
 https://flic.kr/p/nMDHJj https://flic.kr/p/nMDHJj
 https://flic.kr/p/o6TX78 https://flic.kr/p/o6TX78
 

   https://www.flickr.com/x/t/0092009/photos/71948843 AT N02/14299863978/ 
Subject: RE: Nuttall's Woodpecker with Unusual Coloration
From: "'Jann Dorothy' jann_dorothy AT sbcglobal.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:54:06 -0700
Wow. Gorgeous bird. I've never seen a Nuttall's like this. Very nice photos.
Thanks for sharing.


 


Jann Dorothy


Sacramento


 


From: central_valley_birds AT yahoogroups.com
[mailto:central_valley_birds AT yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Jenner Junghans
writeningbug AT yahoo.com [central_valley_birds]
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2014 2:47 PM
To: Central Valley Birders
Subject: [CVBirds] Nuttall's Woodpecker with Unusual Coloration


 


  


Hi, All, 


 


I photographed this Nuttall's Woodpecker at the park next to the Folsom Zoo
in Folsom, Calif., the evening of Tuesday, June 17. I first heard its
classic Nuttall's call, then found it in a Eucalyptus tree. I was
immediately struck by the brown coloration of its back feathers.
Additionally this coloration shows up on the back of its head and tail
feathers in the sun. Upon closer inspection, I found it has buffy nasal
tufts and buffy underparts, rather than true white. 


 


One more element of note: the solid black patch on the back of its neck is
extremely thin. 


 


See first five photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jennerj/. 


 


Has anyone seen this coloration before? Is it a form of dilution? Individual
variation? Genetic mutation? Hybridization? 


 


Curious and happily birding,


 


Jenner Junghans


Sacto. County, Calif. 





Subject: Little Blue Heron, City of Sacramento
From: "Gil Ewing gewing1 AT earthlink.net [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2014 19:47:06 -0700
> Hi all
> 
> The Little Blue Heron was seen again later in the afternoon at the heron 
rookery at the River Glen Apartments on Azevedo at San Juan in the Natomas 
section of Sacramento. I was unable to find the bird on my initial search after 
2PM, but it was conspicuously in view when I returned about 4PM. The sighting 
was shared with two prominent local birders. 

> 
> Interestingly, the Little Blue Heron was observed moving sticks around on two 
apparently empty nests that were close by each other on the magnolia and 
adjacent pine, so I suspect the bird will "stick around" for awhile. 

> 
> Thanks very much to Susan Nishio not only for discovering this bird, but for 
reporting it promptly. Thanks also to Chris Conard for sharing the info more 
widely, and promptly, also. Good job. 

> 
> I talked with a number of residents who were tired of the herons and their 
mess, but converted a couple to heron fans by showing them illustrations in my 
field guide and putting names on the species for them. More outreach, fellow 
birders? 

> 
> 
> eBird checklist with photos: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18879590 

> My Flickr site: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bewellandthrive/
> 
> Gil Ewing
> Fair Oaks, Sacramento Co., CA



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Subject: Re: SAC Little Blue Heron
From: "Chris Conard conardc AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2014 15:45:29 -0700
For folks not following all of the eBird alerts coming in, the Little Blue
Heron found by Susie Nishio has been easy to see and actively displaying on
the rookery in Natomas at San Juan Rd and Azevedo Dr through at least 1240
when we left it. It was easily seen from the east side of Azevedo Dr, south
of San Juan Rd, in a pine on the west side of Azevedo Dr near the apartment
complex.  Lots of interesting rookery behavior to watch too.

A map and more details linked here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18876987

Chris Conard
Sacramento


On Sun, Jun 22, 2014 at 9:08 AM, Chris Conard  wrote:

> FYI
>
> Chris Conard
> Sacramento
> --please excuse this brief message sent with my phone
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: 
> Date: Jun 22, 2014 9:04 AM
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Year Needs Alert for Sacramento 
> To: 
> Cc:
>
> *** Species Summary:
>
> - Little Blue Heron (1 report)
>
> ---------------------------------------------
> Thank you for subscribing to the  Year Needs Alert for Sacramento.
> The report below shows observations of species you have not seen in
> Sacramento this year, based on your eBird observations.  View this alert on
> the web at http://ebird.org/ebird/alert/summary?sid=SN36542
> NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
>
> Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) (1)
> - Reported Jun 22, 2014 07:00 by Susan Nishio
> - Riverglen Apartments, Sacramento, California
> - Map:
> 
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=38.6267615,-121.5089178&ll=38.6267615,-121.5089178 

> - Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18861012
> - Comments: "Two photos:
> Susie
> Nishio: Riverglen Apts, Natomas &emdash; Little Blue Heron
> Susie
> Nishio: Riverglen Apts, Natomas &emdash; Little Blue Heron"
>
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Subject: Re: Fwd: SAC Little Blue Heron
From: "Chris Conard conardc AT gmail.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2014 09:19:41 -0700
From Susie Nishio:
We were standing just south of San Juan, on Azevedos, across the street
from the Riverglen apartment complex.  The bird liked the pine tree that
was just north of the Magnolia tree.

Chris Conard
Sacramento
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On Jun 22, 2014 9:08 AM, "Chris Conard"  wrote:

> FYI
>
> Chris Conard
> Sacramento
> --please excuse this brief message sent with my phone
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: 
> Date: Jun 22, 2014 9:04 AM
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Year Needs Alert for Sacramento 
> To: 
> Cc:
>
> *** Species Summary:
>
> - Little Blue Heron (1 report)
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> Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) (1)
> - Reported Jun 22, 2014 07:00 by Susan Nishio
> - Riverglen Apartments, Sacramento, California
> - Map:
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http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=38.6267615,-121.5089178&ll=38.6267615,-121.5089178 

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> - Comments: "Two photos:
> Susie
> Nishio: Riverglen Apts, Natomas &emdash; Little Blue Heron
> Susie
> Nishio: Riverglen Apts, Natomas &emdash; Little Blue Heron"
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