Birdingonthe.Net

Recent Postings from
North Bay Birds

> Home > Mail
> Alerts

Updated on Wednesday, July 23 at 07:42 PM EST
The most recently received Mail is at the top.


Sage Grouse,©Mimi Hoppe Wolf

23 Jul Bodega Bay - Wandering Tattler et. al. ["Len Blumin Len.blumin AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
23 Jul American Canyon Wetlands ["Murray Berner vireocity AT hotmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
22 Jul Hermit Warbler ["Rob O'Donnell rob52849 AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
21 Jul Rose-breasted Grosbeak in Healdsburg ["gdbeebe AT earthlink.net [northbaybirds]" ]
21 Jul Ruff in Napa County ["ruth ruthier AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" ]
20 Jul Early Pectoral Sandpiper, Lake County ["lopresti.eric AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
20 Jul Vulture ["'Jungletouch' Jungletouch AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" ]
20 Jul Richardson Bay loggerhead shrike, fulmar ["maineprairieboy AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
20 Jul Least Bittern at Gallinas ["Jim Yurchenco jimy AT ideo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
18 Jul pacific slope flycatchers ["'gail macmillan' gailmacmillan AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]" ]
15 Jul Las Gallinas -- Least Bittern juvenile count up to three ["Diana Humple dianahumple AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
15 Jul question about nest of Nuttall's Woodpeckers ["Marjorie Siegel masiegel3 AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
15 Jul Bird Bander training August 4-8 ["dramatthews AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
15 Jul Northern Harrier at Estero Trail ["Amy Trainer calcoastaladvocates AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
15 Jul RE: Northern Gannett Angel Island ["Jeff Miller jmiller AT biologicaldiversity.org [northbaybirds]" ]
15 Jul Fwd: Northern Gannett Angel Island ["Dan Singer dsg2 AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" ]
15 Jul Northern Gannett Angel Island ["Jeff Miller jmiller AT biologicaldiversity.org [northbaybirds]" ]
15 Jul Outer Point on Monday 14 July ["Dan Singer dsg2 AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]" ]
14 Jul Western Kingbirds ["Wendy Dandridge wendy.dandridge AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
14 Jul Breeding Loggerhead Shrike at Tolay Lake Park in SE Sonoma County ["kerrycb3 AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
13 Jul Re: Least Bittern continues ["Bruce Mast cathrasher4 AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
13 Jul Least Bittern continues ["Mark Eaton marksffo AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
12 Jul Possible Clay-colored Sparrow, Lawson's Landing, Marin, 7/12 ["Mark Dettling mdettlin AT hotmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
12 Jul Green Herons? Juv Red Shouldered Hawk? Ellis Creek 7/10/14 ["sherri.oster AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
11 Jul Las Gallinas Water Treatment Ponds Least Bittern photos ["Caroline Lambert caroline144 AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
11 Jul Re: Least Bitterns Continue at Las Gallinas Water Treatment Ponds (7/5/14 MRN) ["Bill Malet bmal3 AT pacbell.net [northbaybirds]" ]
11 Jul Midsummer Headland’s Dream Highlights ["Josiah Clark josiah.clark621 AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
11 Jul Spring Lake this morning (July 11, 2014)--Ash-throated Flycatchers ["ctalcroft AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
11 Jul Las Gallinas juvenile Least Bittern photo ["Dan Singer dsg2 AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]" ]
10 Jul RE: Least Bitterns still at Las Gallinas, Rose-breasted Grosbeak still in Corte Madera, 7/10/14 ["Jeff Miller jmiller AT biologicaldiversity.org [northbaybirds]" ]
10 Jul Least Bitterns still at Las Gallinas, Rose-breasted Grosbeak still in Corte Madera, 7/10/14 ["eurohobby AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]" ]
09 Jul Mac Warbler Spring Lake ["ruth ruthier AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" ]
09 Jul Las Gallinas 7/9/14 ["Logan Kahle logan AT archive.org [northbaybirds]" ]
08 Jul Shollenberger early evening report and water level status- 07/08/14 ["corvus8x AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
08 Jul 4 Least Bitterns, Las Gallinas ["j.chiropolos AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
08 Jul Doran avocet (Bodega Bay) ["dea freid lemuria AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" ]
07 Jul Rose-breasted Grosbeak in Corte Madera, Marin County, July 7, 2014 ["eurohobby AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]" ]
06 Jul Western Kingbirds, South Santa Rosa ["robinwinning AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]" ]
06 Jul Re: Least Bitterns Continue at Las Gallinas Water Treatment Ponds (7/5/14 MRN) ["'bethany AT buzzwordink.com' bethany@buzzwordink.com [northbaybirds]" ]
6 Jul ADMIN RE: Swanson's Hawk THREAD CLOSED ["'Michael Feighner' feinerVogel94551 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" ]
6 Jul Re: Swainson's Hawk @ Lynmar Estate, Sonoma (retry) ["'lec_101_north AT yahoo.com' lec_101_north@yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
06 Jul Swainson's Hawk @ Lynmar Estate, Sonoma (retry) ["cormorantfingers AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
6 Jul Least Bitterns continue at Las Gallinas ["Len Blumin Len.blumin AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
06 Jul RE: Least Bitterns Continue at Las Gallinas Water Treatment Ponds (7/5/14 MRN) ["cdlou37 cdlou37 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" ]
5 Jul Las Gallinas Least Bitterns - possible breeding ["Dan Singer dsg2 AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]" ]
5 Jul ADMIN RE: north bay bugs THREAD CLOSED ["'Michael Feighner' feinerVogel94551 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" ]
05 Jul Least Bitterns Continue at Las Gallinas Water Treatment Ponds (7/5/14 MRN) ["everettclark AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" ]
05 Jul Belted Kingfisher & Common Goldeneye (juv) - Bodega Bay 7/4/14 ["sherri.oster AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
5 Jul north bay bugs ["'Eugene Hunn' enhunn323 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" ]
4 Jul Phalaropes (Novato) ["Maggie Rufo magwhls AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" ]
4 Jul ADMIN: Photo Posting Problem ["'Michael Feighner' feinerVogel94551 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" ]
04 Jul RE: Las Gallinas - Least Bitterns ["jellsworthhayden AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
04 Jul Least Bitterns, Las Gallinas ["liveinwinecountry AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
4 Jul Least Bitterns, Las Gallinas, July 4 ["C F liveinwinecountry AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
04 Jul RE: Las Gallinas - Least Bitterns ["Jeff Miller jmiller AT biologicaldiversity.org [northbaybirds]" ]
04 Jul Las Gallinas - Least Bitterns ["jellsworthhayden AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
03 Jul Doran Park/Bodega Bay Bird Sightings ["edelstein AT earthlink.net [northbaybirds]" ]
2 Jul Eurasian Collared Dove ["Carol Luther carol.luther AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
02 Jul Corte Medera Creek Larkspur ["richard cimino yellowbilledtours AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
2 Jul Bodega Bay Shorebirds et. al. July 1 ["Len Blumin Len.blumin AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
01 Jul Bodega Bay shorebirds (Sonoma County) ["dea freid lemuria AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" ]
1 Jul Re: Very Local Interest - Pine Siskin in Corte Madera, July 1, 2014 ["Lucia Milburn lamilburn01 AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
1 Jul Re: Very Local Interest - Pine Siskin in Corte Madera, July 1, 2014 ["Carol Luther carol.luther AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
01 Jul Very Local Interest - Pine Siskin in Corte Madera, July 1, 2014 ["eurohobby AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]" ]
1 Jul Re: Fwd: Sad Trip..Please Help ! THREAD CLOSED ["Doug Shaw dougshaw09 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" ]
1 Jul Re: Fwd: Sad Trip..Please Help ! ["Tracy Farrington tracy_farrington AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
1 Jul Fwd: Sad Trip..Please Help ! ["Dawn soxdawn AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
28 Jun Hudeman Slough ["Lisa Hug lisahug AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" ]
26 Jun Niven Park Corte Medera creek mudflat: Greater Yellowlegs - Willets ["richard cimino yellowbilledtours AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
26 Jun Sept. 14th - OPTICS & Nature Festival ["sonomanature AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
25 Jun Indigo Bunting ["Lisa Hug lisahug AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" ]
25 Jun Elegant Tern and shorebirds, Richardson Bay ["kerry_83 AT hotmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
25 Jun Marbled Murrelets, Gray Jays and Poorwill ["ruth ruthier AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" ]
24 Jun returning shore birds marin county ["Langdon Stevenson langdonstevenson AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" ]
24 Jun RE: Doran Park Heermann's Gull ["'Eugene Hunn' enhunn323 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" ]
23 Jun Doran Park Heermann's Gull ["dea freid lemuria AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" ]

Subject: Bodega Bay - Wandering Tattler et. al.
From: "Len Blumin Len.blumin AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:17:14 -0700
Visited Bodega Bay today (9:30-12:30) with Patti and Don Reinberg. Hundreds
of shorebirds in the Doran Park entry pond (on the right before the kiosk),
including scads of Marbled Godwits and Western Sandpipers, along with 3-4
Least Sandpipers, a few Dowitcher sp, and several distant unidentified
peeps that looked like large Westerns.  Mike Parmeter and David Hoffman
stopped to tell us they had just seen Wandering Tattler at the end of Doran
(Jetty parking lot). We did pick up about 6 Surfbirds and 6 Black
Turnstones near the end of the entry channel, but no Tattlers. Heading back
on the harbor we stopped at the Rich Stallcup platform (Cypress Parking
lot) to view the Caspian Terns and gulls. Further along we watched adult
Caspians feeding juveniles, and some 80+ Elegant Terns, including some
juveniles. Lisa Hug graciously spent time to have us note the variation in
bill size and color of the young Elegants, and then got us on 4 alternate
Sanderlings, some with enough red still in their necks to pass as a large
Red-necked Stint! The 4' high tide was perfect for pushing the birds close
to the shore, while leaving enough mud for loafing and foraging.

Headed over to Bodega Head, where some helpful Sonoma birders pointed out 2
Wandering Tattlers on the rocks below. The Tattlers were in alternate
plumage, making for good scope views and an acceptable digiscoped image
(distance 225' per Google Earth).
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lenblumin/14542532469/

Other fun birds at the Head were a small Black Oystercatcher chick, and an
adult from another oystercatcher pair sitting on a speckled egg on a near
rock, below and to the right. Along the cliff side to the left we had
decent views of a Pigeon Guillemot, probably tight on an egg.

Great morning to be out birding.

Cheers,
Len
Gear: Swaro STX 85, DCB II, Nikon V1, 18.5 mm lens, Manfrotto 501, Gitzo
tripod
http://lenblumin.blogspot.com/ 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lenblumin/
Subject: American Canyon Wetlands
From: "Murray Berner vireocity AT hotmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:00:21 +0000
Birders,

Beyond Ruthie's fantastic one day male Ruff, American Canyon Wetlands is 
currently teeming with birds - especially if you work the tide properly. The 2 
1/2 hours prior to high tide are best, getting out west to the big Green Island 
Lagoon early as birds move across the area massing at a few slightly higher 
elevation sections of mud and derelict levees. The best of these sections are 
concentrated in the east central part of the lagoon, with a 'corner' of high 
mud close to Green Island Rd attracting huge numbers of birds. Several thousand 
roosting waders will be at the small lagoon north of the methane recovery plant 
(where the Ruff was) before and during high tide. However, the Ruff lagoon will 
fill completely on a tide > 5.2 feet, driving all birds out. I select the 
Edgerley Island tide table for this area, and use a bicycle to get around 
quickly to all the good spots. 


Other highlights over the past few days are 2 Ruddy Turnstones Saturday-Monday 
and 5 Red Knots on Monday. The latter with a spectacular flock of 600 
Black-bellied Plovers. 


Murray Berner
Napa
 		 	   		  
Subject: Hermit Warbler
From: "Rob O'Donnell rob52849 AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:30:30 -0700
Of local interest, I found a bright HY Hermit Warbler at Spring Lake, Santa 
Rosa this morning. It was on the north side of the lake feeding in the dead 
pines at the foot of the trail leading down from the dam. Also present were two 
Hooded Orioles, Hutton's Vireo, Vaux Swifts overhead and the piping of many 
Swainson's Thrushes. 

Rob O'Donnell
Santa Rosa
Sonoma County

Sent from my iPhone

------------------------------------
Posted by: Rob O'Donnell 
------------------------------------

Unsubscribe:  mailto:northbaybirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com
Website:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/
Listowners:  mailto:northbaybirds-owner AT yahoogroups.com

Please do not post "Out of Office" messages to NorthBayBirds.

For vacation suspension of mail go to the website. Click on Edit My Membership 
and set your mail option to No Email. Or, send a blank email to these 
addresses: 


Turn off email delivery:  mailto:northbaybirds-nomail AT yahoogroups.com
Resume email delivery:  mailto:northbaybirds-normal AT yahoogroups.com
------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    northbaybirds-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    northbaybirds-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    northbaybirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: Rose-breasted Grosbeak in Healdsburg
From: "gdbeebe AT earthlink.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 21 Jul 2014 16:12:24 -0700
I received a call today from someone who works at Rio Lindo Academy in 
Healdsburg. They had photos a friend took of a bird at their property along the 
Russian River in Healdsburg. I posted one photo of the adult male Rose-breasted 
Grosbeak near their feeders in the Gordon Beebe Nature album. Sorry, but I do 
not have an exact location for the property. 


Gordon Beebe
Laguna Road, Santa Rosa
 

Subject: Ruff in Napa County
From: "ruth ruthier AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:00:10 -0700
Awesome day!!  After seeing the Red-necked Stint in Richmond -which was 
a North American bird for me -thank you Logan!  I took Lisa Hug's idea 
to go look at shorebirds in Napa County.

Went to the Napa River Bay Trail in American Canyon which has another 
name that escapes me (take Rio Del Mar from Hwy 29 and turn right on 
Eucalyptus and follow to end. Park in lot walk west on wide trail/road)  
There is a pond across from the methane gas plant/tanks that was FULL of 
shorebirds at high tide.

Scoping through the 100s of shorebirds I found an odd one  It was 
sleeping at first with some yellowlegs, dowitchers and avocets.  I 
noticed it was dark and had black feathers over the hind neck and 
reddish feathers on breast.  Lower breast was black to white and bright 
orange legs. The head was reddish too but looked weird.

A male Ruff still in almost full alternate plumage! OMG!  It finally put 
its head up when a Peregrine Falcon flew over and it took off with other 
zillion shorebirds.

I was not able to relocate it after that - some birds took off over the 
berm. I hope someone else can relocate it and get a photo!

Napa local interest - there was an adult Golden Eagle flying over the 
hills near North Kelly Rd.

Very excited,
Ruth Rudesill
Kenwood Sonoma Valley




------------------------------------
Posted by: ruth 
------------------------------------

Unsubscribe:  mailto:northbaybirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com
Website:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/
Listowners:  mailto:northbaybirds-owner AT yahoogroups.com

Please do not post "Out of Office" messages to NorthBayBirds.

For vacation suspension of mail go to the website. Click on Edit My Membership 
and set your mail option to No Email. Or, send a blank email to these 
addresses: 


Turn off email delivery:  mailto:northbaybirds-nomail AT yahoogroups.com
Resume email delivery:  mailto:northbaybirds-normal AT yahoogroups.com
------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    northbaybirds-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    northbaybirds-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    northbaybirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: Early Pectoral Sandpiper, Lake County
From: "lopresti.eric AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 20 Jul 2014 20:49:23 -0700
A nice surprise today, in a flock of 336 Western Sandpipers was an adult 
Pectoral, seeming rather early (eBird confirms this). This particular location 
is on private land, but they do not roost here, so I imagine that it will be 
spending some time on Clear Lake or elsewhere (I'd be curious if anyone knows 
of roosts or other good shorebird spots on Clear Lake to check out). 

 

 Eric LoPresti
 Davis, CA
Subject: Vulture
From: "'Jungletouch' Jungletouch AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 19:31:38 -0700
I saw a vulture today that was brown with a lot of white. I could not find
anything on Google so thought I would ask here. All I had was my phone with
me so pic is not great but you can certainly see the pattern. There were 3
other normal vultures around as well. 

 

Here is a link to the pic.
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/northbaybirds/photos/albums/451253035 

 

Gary

jungletouch AT comcast.net

707-331-7871

 
Subject: Richardson Bay loggerhead shrike, fulmar
From: "maineprairieboy AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 20 Jul 2014 13:53:10 -0700
On July 15 from the Richardson Bay Audubon Center Kerry Wilcox and I spotted a 
LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE on Aramburu Island just after finishing a regular survey for 
birds on the eastern shores of the 3 islands in Richardson Bay. It was not seen 
the next day. French broom, iceplant, etc. has dominated the upland of Aramburu 
Island for many years, but now RBAC is well underway in replacing those 
invasives with native plants of Marin. 


In the evening of the same day I spotted a bedraggled, unhealthy-looking 
NORTHERN FULMAR a few feet from shore in the cove at the end of Richardson Bay 
near Tiburon Blvd./Greenwood Cove Rd. 


Bob Hinz
Mill Valley

 

Subject: Least Bittern at Gallinas
From: "Jim Yurchenco jimy AT ideo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 11:17:12 -0700
Yesterday, July 20, two Least Bitterns were observed early in the morning in 
the rushes along the east end of the 1st pond. The birds were observed from the 
path along the south side of the pond. At least one appeared to be a juvenile. 
The second bird did not show well enough for us to determine its age status. 


James Yurchenco
Amy Lauterbach

Palo Alto< CA
jimy AT ideo.com

------------------------------------
Posted by: Jim Yurchenco 
------------------------------------

Unsubscribe:  mailto:northbaybirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com
Website:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/
Listowners:  mailto:northbaybirds-owner AT yahoogroups.com

Please do not post "Out of Office" messages to NorthBayBirds.

For vacation suspension of mail go to the website. Click on Edit My Membership 
and set your mail option to No Email. Or, send a blank email to these 
addresses: 


Turn off email delivery:  mailto:northbaybirds-nomail AT yahoogroups.com
Resume email delivery:  mailto:northbaybirds-normal AT yahoogroups.com
------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    northbaybirds-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    northbaybirds-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    northbaybirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: pacific slope flycatchers
From: "'gail macmillan' gailmacmillan AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:06:58 -0700
At Adobe State Park in Petaluma there were 2 newbie fledglings no larger than a 
quarter each...without the feathers, maybe a dime! 
Subject: Las Gallinas -- Least Bittern juvenile count up to three
From: "Diana Humple dianahumple AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:47:48 -0700
Hi - late this afternoon, Megan Elrod, Mark Dettling, and I birded Las
Gallinas in San Rafael, Marin County. We saw one adult Least Bittern, and
later, from a different spot, three (!) downy-headed juveniles. According
to their Birds of North America species account, clutch size is typically
4-5. Having very little experience with this species, I was quite surprised
at how high in the reeds they were perching and climbing - definitely had
to adjust my search image.

The adult was seen from the trail that runs along the south end of the
first pond, and was along the eastern edge of that pond; the juvies were
seen from the trail along the north end of the same pond, and were along
the northern edge of the (sometimes?) island, although not terribly far
from where the adult had been seen.

Not too many migrant shorebirds - dowitchers and Greater Yellowlegs, a
single Spotted Sandpiper. Other young-of-the-year observed included
Pied-billed Grebes (still at the ridiculously cute stage), Common
Gallinule, Mallard, Mute Swan, Song Sparrow, Great-tailed Grackle.

Cheers,

Diana Humple
Bolinas, CA
Subject: question about nest of Nuttall's Woodpeckers
From: "Marjorie Siegel masiegel3 AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:15:04 -0700
Hi All,

About 35 ft from my window, Nuttall's Woodpeckers excavated a nest inside of a 
dying Alder tree. The eggs hatched by June 28, maybe earlier while I was away. 
That hole in the tree trunk has been a busy place with the parents flying 
constantly back and forth and disappearing inside. Friday 7/11 was the first 
day I could see a chick near the entrance. It looked about ready to emerge, 
waiting for food almost hanging outside the hole 


Something happened on Monday. When I came home , there was a mob of crows 
eating food that my neighbor had strewn for them a short distance away.  Since 
then, I have not seen or heard any activity at the nest. Neither have I seen 
any signs of predation. The nest cavity is in a vertical trunk so it's hard to 
imagine how a crow could get at the chicks. I haven't seen the adults around 
either.  


I would really appreciate any suggestions as to what may have happened, based 
on the sketchy details above.  


Thanks,

Marjorie Siegel Mill Valley
Subject: Bird Bander training August 4-8
From: "dramatthews AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 15 Jul 2014 17:10:28 -0700
Klamath Bird Observatory is doing a bird bander training August 4-8. KBO is in 
southern Oregon. The registration deadline is July 17, so let them know ASAP if 
you think you might do the training. 

 

 Alexandra Matthews
 Mill Valley
 

 Here is the information: The Klamath Call Note » Bird Banding Workshop: Aug 
4-8 http://www.klamathbird.org/the-klamath-call-note/announcements/1730 

 
 
 http://www.klamathbird.org/the-klamath-call-note/announcements/1730 
 
 The Klamath Call Note » Bird Banding Workshop: Aug 4-8 
http://www.klamathbird.org/the-klamath-call-note/announcements/1730 Bird 
Banding Workshop: Aug 4-8 

 
 
 
 View on www.klamathbird.org 
http://www.klamathbird.org/the-klamath-call-note/announcements/1730 

 Preview by Yahoo 
 
 
 

Subject: Northern Harrier at Estero Trail
From: "Amy Trainer calcoastaladvocates AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:18:28 -0700
Hello Birders,

This morning while hiking on the Estero Trailhead at the Point Reyes
National Seashore a big, beautiful adult Northern Harrier gave me a great
fly-by.

Cheers,
Amy Trainer
Inverness

-- 
Amy Trainer, Executive Director
Environmental Action Committee of West Marin
PO Box 609 Point Reyes Station 94956
(415) 306-6052  cell
(415) 663-9312  office

*www.savepointreyeswilderness.org *
www.eacmarin.org

CalCoastalAdvocates AT gmail.com
amy AT eacmarin.org
Subject: RE: Northern Gannett Angel Island
From: "Jeff Miller jmiller AT biologicaldiversity.org [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:37:38 -0700
The gannet was apparently seen on Alcatraz Island and misreported as Angel
Island. I got a little excited about the possibility of a Marin County
gannet.
 
- Jeff
 

  _____  

From: Jeff Miller [mailto:jmiller AT biologicaldiversity.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 9:44 AM
To: 'northbaybirds AT yahoogroups.com'
Subject: Northern Gannett Angel Island


I've been seeing eBird reports of the Northern Gannet being sighted on Angel
Island. Does anyone know where on the island the gannet is being seen or is
roosting?
 
Jeff Miller
Fairfax
Subject: Fwd: Northern Gannett Angel Island
From: "Dan Singer dsg2 AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:50:05 -0700
Meant to send this to NBB…

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Dan Singer 
> Subject: Re: [NBB] Northern Gannett Angel Island
> Date: July 15, 2014 9:49:30 AM PDT
> To: Jeff Miller 
> 
> I suspect this an error and the eBird checklist was plotted to the wrong 
location, but I'll follow up with the observers. However, if the location is 
correct, than yes, it would be nice to know precisely where the bird was seen! 

> 
> Dan Singer
> San Rafael
> 
> 
> On Jul 15, 2014, at 9:44 AM, "Jeff Miller jmiller AT biologicaldiversity.org 
[northbaybirds]"  wrote: 

> 
>> 
>> I've been seeing eBird reports of the Northern Gannet being sighted on Angel 
Island. Does anyone know where on the island the gannet is being seen or is 
roosting? 

>>  
>> Jeff Miller
>> Fairfax
>> 
>> 
> 
Subject: Northern Gannett Angel Island
From: "Jeff Miller jmiller AT biologicaldiversity.org [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:44:10 -0700
I've been seeing eBird reports of the Northern Gannet being sighted on Angel
Island. Does anyone know where on the island the gannet is being seen or is
roosting?
 
Jeff Miller
Fairfax
Subject: Outer Point on Monday 14 July
From: "Dan Singer dsg2 AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:47:08 -0700
Hi all,

The change in the weather prompted me to get out to the Outer Point (Point 
Reyes NS) yesterday to look for post-breeding dispersing birds. Noteworthy 
species included Northern Mockingbirds at Spaletta Plateau and the Lighthouse, 
and White-breasted Nuthatch, Yellow-rumped Warbler and Bullock's Oriole at the 
Fish Docks. The Yellow-rumped was a nice streaky juvenile. 


Dan Singer
San Rafael

------------------------------------
Posted by: Dan Singer 
------------------------------------

Unsubscribe:  mailto:northbaybirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com
Website:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/
Listowners:  mailto:northbaybirds-owner AT yahoogroups.com

Please do not post "Out of Office" messages to NorthBayBirds.

For vacation suspension of mail go to the website. Click on Edit My Membership 
and set your mail option to No Email. Or, send a blank email to these 
addresses: 


Turn off email delivery:  mailto:northbaybirds-nomail AT yahoogroups.com
Resume email delivery:  mailto:northbaybirds-normal AT yahoogroups.com
------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    northbaybirds-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    northbaybirds-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    northbaybirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: Western Kingbirds
From: "Wendy Dandridge wendy.dandridge AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:15:14 -0700
At least one adult with what appear to be a couple of fledglings.

Noon today, Southwest Santa Rosa in a field off Stony Point Rd.

Not rare, but still exciting for me!

Blessings,
Wendy Dandridge
Santa Rosa
Subject: Breeding Loggerhead Shrike at Tolay Lake Park in SE Sonoma County
From: "kerrycb3 AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 14 Jul 2014 08:45:35 -0700

 Hi NB Birders,
 Brock Dolman & Kerry Brady here - Reporting that we had the chance to happen 
upon the Loggerhead Shrike breeding Family at Tolay Lake regional park in SE 
Sonoma County on Saturday 7/12 afternoon. It appears based on begging and adult 
feeding observations that they have successfully fledged out 2 young this 
season. Knowing that breeding is limited for this this species, regionally 
noted for being in decline and designated as a federal Species of Concern and a 
CA Species of Special Concern, we spent some extra time really watching them. 
Thanks to smart phone web access in the field - we also were able to find the 
following information about Loggerhead Shrikes breeding in Sonoma County. Thus 
we were delighted to be witnessing and confirming that LOSH has nested in the 
same area for its third year in a row! Yea... 

 

 The website for the Sonoma County Bird Watching Spots says:
 "A year-round resident, but not common and numbers are declining, according to 
Bolander and Parmeter (a view supported by data in the 2012 update to that 
publication). Numbers increase somewhat in the winter months. Seems to be 
reliably present at Tolay Lake Regional Park 
http://colintalcroft.com/Sonoma_County_Bird_Watching_Spots/Tolay_Lake_Regional_Park.html 
(especially around the vineyard areas adjacent to the park), and known to have 
nested there (2012, 2013)." 
http://colintalcroft.com/Sonoma_County_Bird_Watching_Spots/Loggerhead_Shrike.html 
http://colintalcroft.com/Sonoma_County_Bird_Watching_Spots/Loggerhead_Shrike.html 

 

 Kerry Brady - Sebastopol
 Brock Dolman - Occidental
 

 

 

 


 

Subject: Re: Least Bittern continues
From: "Bruce Mast cathrasher4 AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 15:11:40 -0700
In addition to the requisite LEAST BITTERN, there was an over-summering
CACKLING GOOSE associating with a small flock of Canada Geese on Pond #3,
close to the levee that separates Ponds 2 and 3. Dan Murphy, David Assmann,
and Bob Gunderson reported a flyover Cackler with Canadas on July 7. This
is almost certainly the same bird.

Also on Pond 3 was a solo male WILSON'S PHALAROPE.

Photo of the goose:

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/UMC_vEI3wWVFUNbQ4iqy-WV8H1nKoG6ef5BMnUazJDk?feat=directlink 


Photo of the phalarope:

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/ufUqe66alekylNNv0j7jcmV8H1nKoG6ef5BMnUazJDk?feat=directlink 

Bird on,

Bruce Mast
Oakland


On Sun, Jul 13, 2014 at 12:04 PM, Mark Eaton marksffo AT gmail.com
[northbaybirds]  wrote:
>
>
> At least one LEAST BITTERN continues at Las Gallinas.  When I saw it, it
was
> on the north edge of pond 1, nearer the west shore than the east shore.
> This location is in the vicinity of where the swans like to hang out.
> Beware, there’s a juvenile GREEN HERON that likes to hang out in the open
in
> the northeast corner of pond 1 and some folks looking at the bittern were
> not exactly sure what they were looking at.
>
> Good birding,
> Mark
> ---
> Mark Eaton
> Photography: http://www.markeaton.org
> Blog: http://www.markeaton.org/blog
>
>
>
> 
Subject: Least Bittern continues
From: "Mark Eaton marksffo AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 12:04:13 -0700
At least one LEAST BITTERN continues at Las Gallinas. When I saw it, it was on 
the north edge of pond 1, nearer the west shore than the east shore. This 
location is in the vicinity of where the swans like to hang out. Beware, 
there’s a juvenile GREEN HERON that likes to hang out in the open in the 
northeast corner of pond 1 and some folks looking at the bittern were not 
exactly sure what they were looking at. 


Good birding,
Mark
---
Mark Eaton
Photography: http://www.markeaton.org
Blog: http://www.markeaton.org/blog





Subject: Possible Clay-colored Sparrow, Lawson's Landing, Marin, 7/12
From: "Mark Dettling mdettlin AT hotmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 22:35:23 -0700
Hello Birders,

This afternoon (July 12) Megan Elrod and I were out at Lawson's Landing
(just south of Dillon Beach, Marin County) looking for shorebirds (very few
present) and found what we believe was a Clay-colored Sparrow. Lawson's
Landing is a private camping area with an $8 day use fee. We were at the
very south end where some mud flats are exposed at low tide (in eBird there
is a Hotspot named Tomales Bay—Brazil Beach). We found the bird at the east
end of this beach where a fence comes down to the water. It was quite
confiding and we watched it for several minutes through a spotting scope
from 5-15m away. Unfortunately, we did not get any pictures. Below is a
description for those interested.

 From our notes in the field, it was smaller and more dainty than a Song
Sparrow. Back and rump were streaked with black, with the back being mostly
a golden buff color and the rump having some rufous tones. The tertials had
some rufous edging. The breast was sparsely and finely streaked with a
buffy wash. The streaking barely went down the sides of the bird. The belly
and vent were white. The bill was pinkish at the base. The head pattern was
quite striking and bold. The lores were pale. The eyeline behind the eye
was black and distinct. The bottom of the auriculars (subauricular) was
bordered in black which almost curled around the back of the auriculars
enough to meet the eyeline. The auriculars were pale rufous. The malar was
pale, almost white. The malar stripe (or lateral throat stripe) was black
and quite bold. The supercilium was pale buff. There was a pale median
crown stripe. The nape was light gray brown with some very fine streaking.

 The boldness of the eyeline, subauricular, and malar stripe with the pale
lores really leaves us thinking this is a Clay-colored Sparrow. The
streaking on the breast and nape, have us a bit puzzled though. Could this
be an immature bird that has gone through its pre-formative (1st pre-baisc)
molt and moved from its breeding grounds? Seems very early in the year for
this option. There are only two other Clay-colored Sparrow records from all
of California in July. Or could it be a second-year bird that has retained
some of this streaking and is a late spring migrant? This also seems a bit
far fetched. The Pyle guide indicates that both Clay-colored and Chipping
can retain some streaking through the pre-formative (1st pre-basic) molt.

 We'd be interested in hearing others thoughts and maybe someone wants to
go out and try to refind this bird. Interesting, fun, and frustrating bird!


-- 
Mark Dettling
Bolinas
Subject: Green Herons? Juv Red Shouldered Hawk? Ellis Creek 7/10/14
From: "sherri.oster AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 12 Jul 2014 20:23:59 -0700
Newbies here. We believe we spotted green herons & a young red-shouldered hawk 
at Ellis Creek. I will post photos. We welcome your input. 

 

 Jeff & Sherri Oster
Subject: Las Gallinas Water Treatment Ponds Least Bittern photos
From: "Caroline Lambert caroline144 AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 23:46:55 -0700
I visited the Las Gallinas Water Treatment Ponds this morning with a 
small group from the south bay. We arrived at 7:40am, but it took three 
hours and more than one complete circuit of pond 1 to find a Least 
Bittern. The one we spotted was in the reeds just after the first left 
turn of the trail, assuming you navigate the trail counter-clockwise. 
The bittern was just far enough away that the observers did not appear 
to disturb it, but not close enough for great photos. However, we were 
able to observe for some time. I was able to get some half-way decent 
shots, and put together a gallery, not so much because of the quality of 
the images as for the interesting reed gymnastics the bittern was doing 
while hunting for food. The photos can be found here:

http://www.kittiwakenaturephotography.com/p902909948

Caroline Lambert
Palo Alto, CA


------------------------------------

------------------------------------

Unsubscribe:  mailto:northbaybirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com
Website:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/
Listowners:  mailto:northbaybirds-owner AT yahoogroups.com

Please do not post "Out of Office" messages to NorthBayBirds.

For vacation suspension of mail go to the website. Click on Edit My Membership 
and set your mail option to No Email. Or, send a blank email to these 
addresses: 


Turn off email delivery:  mailto:northbaybirds-nomail AT yahoogroups.com
Resume email delivery:  mailto:northbaybirds-normal AT yahoogroups.com
------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    northbaybirds-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    northbaybirds-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    northbaybirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: Re: Least Bitterns Continue at Las Gallinas Water Treatment Ponds (7/5/14 MRN)
From: "Bill Malet bmal3 AT pacbell.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:04:05 -0700
This is what I think I saw on the short beach on the south east side of the 
small island in the eastern end of Pond 1. We were there at 3:30 Friday. Bill 
Malet San Anselmo 


 
On Jul 6, 2014, at 5:57 PM, 'bethany AT buzzwordink.com' bethany AT buzzwordink.com 
[northbaybirds]  wrote: 


> 
> 
> ----- Reply message -----
> From: "everettclark AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" 
 

> To: 
> Subject: [NBB] Least Bitterns Continue at Las Gallinas Water Treatment Ponds 
(7/5/14 MRN) 

> Date: Sat, Jul 5, 2014 11:54 am
> 
> 
>  
> 
> The Least Bitterns continue at Las Gallinas Water Treatment Plant. A male and 
female were observed by several birders this morning clinging to the rushes 
along the eastern edges of Pond 1. When not visible, their low cooing or 
"chuckling" call may be heard from within the rushes. They were still present 
at 9:30. A scope is helpful. 

> 
> Everett Clark
> 
> Tiburon
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
Subject: Midsummer Headland’s Dream Highlights
From: "Josiah Clark josiah.clark621 AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:58:05 -0700
       The trails of the Marin Headlands are in their full mid-summer
glory. With the grasses and scrub drying out across the land family groups
and fledglings flock together in the moist and shaded folds of the
headland’s trails. Steaming down the paths to work the Goldfinches and
purple finches erupt from the seeding forbs and fruiting bushes. Right on
their normal schedule, influxes of young Song Sparrows and Juncos were
especially notable the last few days, with dozens of new individuals
concentrating in riparian scrub and willows. They move in waves from the
trail edges into the tall grass, revealing surprisingly large numbers.
Yesterday as I rode I had a passing male N Harrier over Vortok. This
species is a rare breeder anywhere in west or south Marin, and I have not
detected breeding in the headlands for several years.

     I have been riding my bike from the city through headlands trails
twice a week to my summer job out there, which I have held for nearly 15
years.   Each July I work out in Tennessee Valley as the Habitat
Restoration Coordinator with Aim High, a Park Partner.

Some highlights for the summer so far follow:   Rufous-crowned Sparrows in
the rocks and scrub above the Tennessee Valley Nursery, breeding flicker,
Olive-sided and Pacific-slope Flycatcher in the riparian veins dominated by
Eucalyptus and Arroyo Willow.  Swainson’s Thrushes retain a strong presence
in the riparian, but Black-headed Grosbeak were sparse to begin with this
year and departed fast. A Grasshopper Sparrow continues on territory about
3-4 bends from the top of the Miwok Trail on the Rodeo Valley Side, and
another found by Cedric in a historic breeding spot above Haypress camp in
Tennessee Valley. Bracken Fern in the grass seems a good indicator for this
species where it occurs here. Cedric also heard a Saw-whet Owl calling
somewhere in the valley, which is scarcely known as a breeder in the
headlands. The breeding Savannah Sparrow colonies atop the headlands ridges
appear to be increasingly sparse and hard to find of late. Likely
retreating from off trail hikers, ravens and other threats.

 Perhaps the most important and noteworthy highlight for me out there has
been the resurgence of young quail. For the last few years California Quail
have been in steep decline in the headlands.  While there are surely
several causes, it became clear to me that introduced Wild Turkeys are a
major breeding obstacle to our state bird. Before the age of S Marin
Turkeys, all the horse pastures were full of young quail. In recent years
there have been only turkeys there and very few quail around the nursery
and pastures, as noted by others the staff there as well. Most years I see
Wild Turkeys all through the hills and valleys as I ride, hike and work,
this year I have not seen none.

There are several people on this list who are pro-turkey and dispute the
impacts of this large introduced game bird on the smaller, specialized
native fauna of the area. I can state with confidence however that Wild
Turkeys are serious predators and real threats to reptiles, amphibians,
small mammals and indeed young quail also.  Other species I believe are
impacted include Gopher Snake and Rubber Boa,  formerly common, I have not
seen either for years out there. I would be very interested to hear from
other birders who have noted predation by turkeys . Mark my words, I am
sure to hear lots from the Pro-turkey folks after this post.

  As to those who found the Least Bitterns and the birds themselves, great
move! One of the coolest Marin surprises I have witnessed in many years.
Special kudos to Dan Singer, who scrutinized his photos confirming the
presence of young, and therefore the breeding of the species there.
Phenomenal finds!

  Best

 Josiah Clark
-- 
Josiah Clark | Consulting Ecologist | 415.317.3978
www.youtube.com/josiahmtclark
Natures Acres Nursery 
josiah.clark621 AT gmail.com
Subject: Spring Lake this morning (July 11, 2014)--Ash-throated Flycatchers
From: "ctalcroft AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 11 Jul 2014 13:01:47 -0700
Took a walk around Spring Lake this morning for the first time in quite a 
while. I went mainly because I hadn't been in a while but also with the vague 
idea of trying to see the MacGillivray's Warbler recently reported by Ruth 
Rudesill. I ran into Norm Ortman there, who was trying to do the same thing. We 
had no luck with the Warbler, but got a nice look at a female Hairy Woodpecker. 
I found a male not far away soon after Norm left, so there were two. 

 

 There were a lot of fledglings around. Most interesting, was a family of 
ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHERS that I took to be a male/female pair and a young bird. 
They were right out in the open, in the trees along the paved area at the 
bottom of the parking lot by the boat launch ramp. Shortly afterward I saw two 
more, along the Fisherman's Trail, which may or may not have been the same 
birds. Quite a bit later, near "Dead Pine Corner," I saw another pair, which 
likely were different birds. So, it was a good day for Ash-Throated 
Flycatchers; I saw at least three, probably five, and possibly seven. 

 

 I got some great photos of the flycatchers. One of these is now the front page 
image on my website, if anyone cares to see. I'm trying to decide whether this 
is an adult bird or a younger bird… 

 
http://colintalcroft.com/Sonoma_County_Bird_Watching_Spots/SCBWS_front_page.html 
http://colintalcroft.com/Sonoma_County_Bird_Watching_Spots/SCBWS_front_page.html 


 (If you use the site frequently, you may have to reload the front page once or 
twice to get the new photo, as your browser will try to load cached images 
preferentially) 

 

 Spring Lake, in Santa Rosa, is here:
 
http://colintalcroft.com/Sonoma_County_Bird_Watching_Spots/Spring_Lake_Park,_Santa_Rosa.html 
http://colintalcroft.com/Sonoma_County_Bird_Watching_Spots/Spring_Lake_Park,_Santa_Rosa.html 

 

 

 Colin Talcroft
 Santa Rosa
 

 Sonoma County Bird Watching Spots
 http://colintalcroft.com/ 
http://colintalcroft.com/Sonoma_County_Bird_Watching_Spots/SCBWS_front_page.html 

  


 

Subject: Las Gallinas juvenile Least Bittern photo
From: "Dan Singer dsg2 AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:06:40 -0700
Hi all,

This is a pretty crappy photo but it was the best I could do under the 
circumstances. Note the down on the head, nape, and back. 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/27623718 AT N06/14442229048/

By the way, it should go without saying, but I'll say it anyway. Playing 
recordings of this or any other species at this site, especially during the 
breeding season, is bad form. Least Bittern is a Species of Special Concern, so 
it is particularly egregious to play recordings of this species. 


Thanks in advance for considering the birds first.

Dan Singer
San Rafael
Subject: RE: Least Bitterns still at Las Gallinas, Rose-breasted Grosbeak still in Corte Madera, 7/10/14
From: "Jeff Miller jmiller AT biologicaldiversity.org [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:10:37 -0700
A group of us had four (4!) least bitterns at once at Las Gallians this
morning. I suspect Dan Singer is right that they may have bred here.
 
I spent over an hour gawking at swallows and got barn, cliff, tree,
rough-winged and violet-green, but alas no bank swallow.
 
Jeff Miller
Fairfax

  _____  

From: northbaybirds AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:northbaybirds AT yahoogroups.com] 
Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:36 PM
To: northbaybirds AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: [NBB] Least Bitterns still at Las Gallinas, Rose-breasted Grosbeak
still in Corte Madera, 7/10/14


  


From conversations I had with other birders, at least 2 Least Bitterns were
seen today at the Las Gallinas Sewer Ponds in San Rafael, along the north
shore of Pond 1.




The subadult male Rose-breasted Grosbeak remains an erratic visitor to the
feeders in my yard on the 400 block of Montecito in Corte Madera, for the
fourth day.




Thank you.




Nick Whelan

Corte Madera, CA

Subject: Least Bitterns still at Las Gallinas, Rose-breasted Grosbeak still in Corte Madera, 7/10/14
From: "eurohobby AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 10 Jul 2014 17:36:11 -0700
From conversations I had with other birders, at least 2 Least Bitterns were 
seen today at the Las Gallinas Sewer Ponds in San Rafael, along the north shore 
of Pond 1. 

 

 The subadult male Rose-breasted Grosbeak remains an erratic visitor to the 
feeders in my yard on the 400 block of Montecito in Corte Madera, for the 
fourth day. 

 

 Thank you.
 

 Nick Whelan
 Corte Madera, CA
Subject: Mac Warbler Spring Lake
From: "ruth ruthier AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:21:58 -0700
During my exercise walk this morning in Spring Lake Reg Park (eastern 
Santa Rosa) had a lot of bird activity.  A MacGillivray's Warbler was 
singing on the Fisherman's Peninsula, the west side of Spring Lake just 
north from the boat launch parking lot. (It was in the same area the 
Hooded Warbler was in years ago.)  Saw it skulking around in the dense 
bushes.

There were also Wilson's and Yellow Warblers in the same area.  There 
was a lot of continuing breeding activity there too - Warbling Vireo 
babies and a tail-less Black-headed Grosbeak fledgling. Squirrels were 
raiding Bewick's Wren and  Pacific Slope Flycatchers nests, I'm sorry to 
report. The Wrens were scolding and flying towards and away form the 
squirrel and the Pac-Slope gave an alarm call I'd never heard before.

Yesterday, at Bodega Bay, I had a Rhinoceros Auklet flying out in the 
real Bodega Bay (looking out from Doran Reg Park beach) and it flew 
directly towards Bodega Head and turned the corner.  Hmmm - why would it 
  that?  Possible nest on the Head?

Also had 1 Red Knot in mostly alternate plumage at Spud Point in the 
Harbor in a large Marbled Godwit flock.

Ruth Rudesill
Kenwood


------------------------------------
Posted by: ruth 
------------------------------------

Unsubscribe:  mailto:northbaybirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com
Website:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/
Listowners:  mailto:northbaybirds-owner AT yahoogroups.com

Please do not post "Out of Office" messages to NorthBayBirds.

For vacation suspension of mail go to the website. Click on Edit My Membership 
and set your mail option to No Email. Or, send a blank email to these 
addresses: 


Turn off email delivery:  mailto:northbaybirds-nomail AT yahoogroups.com
Resume email delivery:  mailto:northbaybirds-normal AT yahoogroups.com
------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    northbaybirds-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    northbaybirds-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    northbaybirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: Las Gallinas 7/9/14
From: "Logan Kahle logan AT archive.org [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 09 Jul 2014 08:39:42 -0700
Hi all,
Spent a very productive hour at Las Gallinas this morning.
Upon arriving, I noticed a massive swarm of swallows on the telephone 
wires. After several minutes, I found a hatch-year BANK SWALLOW flying 
by the ditch just south of Pond 1. This is quite a rare species for 
Marin, and I believe most records come from this time of year (summer 
dispersal). If you look for this bird, beware breast-banded, 
brown-backed juvenile Tree Swallows which were common here.
At Pond 1, I was able to observe one continuing LEAST BITTERN. A little 
later, on my walk back through the area, I heard two Least Bitterns 
countercalling in the same pond. There were lots of GREAT-TAILED 
GRACKLES around as well, which I've heard can aid in Least Bittern 
colonization (i.e. chasing off predators).
Scanning the mudflats on pond 1, I picked up on two WILSON'S PHALAROPES 
feeding on the shoreline. Another species that seems pretty hard in 
Marin county, though they seem most reliable in east county in Summer.
Good birding,
Logan



------------------------------------
Posted by: Logan Kahle 
------------------------------------

Unsubscribe:  mailto:northbaybirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com
Website:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/
Listowners:  mailto:northbaybirds-owner AT yahoogroups.com

Please do not post "Out of Office" messages to NorthBayBirds.

For vacation suspension of mail go to the website. Click on Edit My Membership 
and set your mail option to No Email. Or, send a blank email to these 
addresses: 


Turn off email delivery:  mailto:northbaybirds-nomail AT yahoogroups.com
Resume email delivery:  mailto:northbaybirds-normal AT yahoogroups.com
------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    northbaybirds-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    northbaybirds-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    northbaybirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: Shollenberger early evening report and water level status- 07/08/14
From: "corvus8x AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 08 Jul 2014 23:41:08 -0700
Stopped off at Shollenberger Park after work around 6:45 pm. Tides were wrong 
for pushing shore birds on to what little water is left in the pond, but 
managed to scope out some birds on the tidal mudflats south,/east of the park 
closer to the Petaluma River. 

 There were a few birds there which included:
 2 Caspian Terns
 Peeps- 250 - 75% juvenile Westerns/ 25% Juvenile Least ( One Western Sandpiper 
had a yellow flag tag on leg - I could not read the number from the distance I 
was I scoping) 

 12 spiffy looking Short-billed Dowitchers
 5 Long-billed Curlew
 8 adult Wilson's Phalaropes still adorned in their soft pastel breeding 
plumage. 

 

 The bad news at Shollenberger is the pond is shrinking fast- BUT the good news 
is that until it dries out completely it should still attract shorebirds and 
concentrate them for concise ID and counting! 

 

 Still worth checking out on Incoming tides as shorebird season begins!
 

 Of local interest -In West Sebastopol- I saw my first lowland ( dispersing 
)Western Tanagers (4) for the late summer on 7/4/14 

 

 Scott Carey, Sebastopol, Ca.
 

 

 

 

 

 

Subject: 4 Least Bitterns, Las Gallinas
From: "j.chiropolos AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 08 Jul 2014 12:26:50 -0700
On Saturday, Derek Heins and I saw four least bitterns at Las Gallinas.
  
 When we arrived, Bob Powers immediately showed us two of the bitterns and we 
joined a group of birders including Everett Clark watching these bitterns 
closer up. We then walked around the far end of the first pond where two least 
bitterns flushed from one dense set of reeds into another reed bank twenty feet 
away. 

  
 Derek then walked back to the group to check if we we had seen an additional 
two bitterns who said the first two bitterns in the open had remained in their 
view since we had left them and they had not moved. Wow.... 

  
 A Vaux Swift, first seen by Bob Powers was also flying over the first pond and 
at least two green herons where fishing in the marsh, along with many common 
gallinules, many with chicks. 

  
 Good birding,
 Jim Chiropolos, Orinda
  
  
Subject: Doran avocet (Bodega Bay)
From: "dea freid lemuria AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 08 Jul 2014 07:10:38 -0700
 

There was an American Avocet in the Doran entry pond at 6:50 AM when I
arrived at work this morning. 

Dea Freid 

Sebastopol 
 
Subject: Rose-breasted Grosbeak in Corte Madera, Marin County, July 7, 2014
From: "eurohobby AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 07 Jul 2014 10:35:18 -0700
This morning there has been a subadult male Rose-breasted Grosbeak in my yard 
on the 400 block of Montecito in Corte Madera. A single Pine Siskin was also at 
the feeders. 

 

 Thanks.
 

 Nick Whelan
 Corte Madera, CA
Subject: Western Kingbirds, South Santa Rosa
From: "robinwinning AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 06 Jul 2014 19:03:22 -0700
Hi All,
 I saw several very lively and very vocal Western Kingbirds in the tree at the 
corner of Crane Canyon Road and Inverness Ave. in Santa Rosa just north of 
Rohnert Park. They were flying back and forth between a telephone wire and the 
tree and having what appeared to be a very nice time. Lovely birds. 

 

 Hope you all had a great 4th week-end
 
 //Robin
 Santa Rosa
 

Subject: Re: Least Bitterns Continue at Las Gallinas Water Treatment Ponds (7/5/14 MRN)
From: "'bethany AT buzzwordink.com' bethany@buzzwordink.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 06 Jul 2014 17:57:33 -0700

----- Reply message -----
From: "everettclark AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" 
 

To: 
Subject: [NBB] Least Bitterns Continue at Las Gallinas Water Treatment Ponds 
(7/5/14 MRN) 

Date: Sat, Jul 5, 2014 11:54 am
The Least Bitterns continue at Las Gallinas Water Treatment Plant. A male and 
female were observed by several birders this morning clinging to the rushes 
along the eastern edges of Pond 1. When not visible, their low cooing or 
"chuckling" call may be heard from within the rushes. They were still present 
at 9:30. A scope is helpful. 

Everett Clark


Tiburon




Subject: ADMIN RE: Swanson's Hawk THREAD CLOSED
From: "'Michael Feighner' feinerVogel94551 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2014 16:42:12 -0700
Sorry, group, this is the 2nd time I have needed to step in. In no way do we 
want to endanger the well-being of any nesting raptors by revealing the 
location or approximate location. Such infringement of this rule will put the 
poster on moderated status. Also, we would like to discourage the use of 
four-letter banding codes. It is permissible though to use it if the poster 
spells it out as a minimum its first occurrence. 


 

The post in question is now removed from the archives.

 

From our North Bay Birds Yahoo Group Home Page:

 


• Please do not list your bird sightings by 4 or 6-Letter Bird Acronyms since 
these banding codes have some overlapping issues and are not used by everyone. 
If you will be using the same bird name repeatedly in the same posting you may 
post as follows American Robin (AMRO) and then used that acronym in that 
particular posting. 


• Banned topics are pet birds, virus warnings, commercial announcements or 
ads or reporting the location of nesting raptors (other than Pelagic Trips and 
Birding Festivals occurring within the NBB Region). 




 

--

Michael Feighner

Livermore, CA, Alameda County

  

http://www.linkedIn.com/in/michaelfeighner

 

--  Life is 
divided into three terms - that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us 
learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live 
better in the future. -- 
 William 
Wordsworth 








[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



------------------------------------
Posted by: "Michael Feighner" 
------------------------------------

Unsubscribe:  mailto:northbaybirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com
Website:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/
Listowners:  mailto:northbaybirds-owner AT yahoogroups.com

Please do not post "Out of Office" messages to NorthBayBirds.

For vacation suspension of mail go to the website. Click on Edit My Membership 
and set your mail option to No Email. Or, send a blank email to these 
addresses: 


Turn off email delivery:  mailto:northbaybirds-nomail AT yahoogroups.com
Resume email delivery:  mailto:northbaybirds-normal AT yahoogroups.com
------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    northbaybirds-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    northbaybirds-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    northbaybirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: Re: Swainson's Hawk @ Lynmar Estate, Sonoma (retry)
From: "'lec_101_north AT yahoo.com' lec_101_north@yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2014 16:29:36 -0700
No four letter code and no mention of winery in association with the rare hawk 

Thanks for Swainson's Hawk memo. But please remove the information associating 
the "other" hawk and Its location. Please. 


Asking politely 
I can explain privately...
L. Broderick

Madrone Audubon, Redwood Regional Ornithology Society and West County Hawk 
Watch. 



Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
Subject: Swainson's Hawk @ Lynmar Estate, Sonoma (retry)
From: "cormorantfingers AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 06 Jul 2014 15:53:12 -0700
All,

I birded this morning at the Lynmar winery. After observing the COBH and her 
chick (which was actively flying around the nest tree), I had an adult light 
morph Swainson's Hawk fly nearly directly over me. The bird flew in from what 
appears to be a wetland to the east and circled around overhead for close to a 
minute before meandering off to the north east. I lost saw the bird at 10:40 
am. 


Best,
Casey Ryan
Arcata, CA

 

Subject: Least Bitterns continue at Las Gallinas
From: "Len Blumin Len.blumin AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2014 12:24:07 -0700
A crowd of 20+ birders viewed the Least Bitterns today (July 12, 2014) at
Las Gallinas, east end of pond #1, in the reeds starting along the levee
between ponds #1 and #2. They flew with some frequency, occasionally
perching for good views and even some photos. Yesterday they were cooing
quite vocally from 2:30-3:30 at the same location. Both birds had medium
dark buffy backs and light crowns, presumably juvenile plumage.

Lots of other birds there to make a summer visit worthwhile, including
young of many species. Common Gallinules were abundant, while other
juveniles included 6 Mute Swan cygnets (boo) watched closely by mom,
Pied-billed  Grebes with zebra heads, a score or more Great-tailed
Grackles, and endless Mallards. Dave Quady spotted Wilson's Phalarope
earlier. Other shorebirds included a dozen Great Yellowlegs, 2 Killdeers,
and a few Black-necked Stilts.

Some digiscoped shots of the Least Bittern at:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lenblumin/sets/72157645536264752/

Cheers,
Len Blumin, Mill Valley, California
len.blumin AT gmail.com
Gear: Swaro STX 85, DCB II, Nikon V1, 18.5 mm lens, Manfrotto 501, Gitzo
tripod
http://lenblumin.blogspot.com/ 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lenblumin/
Subject: RE: Least Bitterns Continue at Las Gallinas Water Treatment Ponds (7/5/14 MRN)
From: "cdlou37 cdlou37 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 06 Jul 2014 10:07:55 -0700
The LEAST BITTERN continues.
Calvin Lou
SF


Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: "everettclark AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]"
Date:07/05/2014 11:54 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: northbaybirds AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: [NBB] Least Bitterns Continue at Las Gallinas Water Treatment Ponds (7/5/14 MRN)
The Least Bitterns continue at Las Gallinas Water Treatment Plant. A male and female were observed by several birders this morning clinging to the rushes along the eastern edges of Pond 1. When not visible, their low cooing or "chuckling" call may be heard from within the rushes. They were still present at 9:30. A scope is helpful. Everett Clark Tiburon
Subject: Las Gallinas Least Bitterns - possible breeding
From: "Dan Singer dsg2 AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 5 Jul 2014 17:05:52 -0700
Hi all,

I took some photos of one of the Least Bitterns yesterday and just now got 
around to looking at them. Though the images are rather poor due to distance, 
it appears the bird I photographed is a juvenile. It shows wispy down-like fuzz 
on the crown, and a shorter, darker bill. I don't know how flight-worthy it 
was, but it seemed to be hunting on its own. 


This species bred once before in Marin at Olema Marsh back in 1998. 

I'll include a few photos in my eBird checklist and post a link when it's 
available for viewing. 


Dan Singer
San Rafael

------------------------------------
Posted by: Dan Singer 
------------------------------------

Unsubscribe:  mailto:northbaybirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com
Website:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/
Listowners:  mailto:northbaybirds-owner AT yahoogroups.com

Please do not post "Out of Office" messages to NorthBayBirds.

For vacation suspension of mail go to the website. Click on Edit My Membership 
and set your mail option to No Email. Or, send a blank email to these 
addresses: 


Turn off email delivery:  mailto:northbaybirds-nomail AT yahoogroups.com
Resume email delivery:  mailto:northbaybirds-normal AT yahoogroups.com
------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    northbaybirds-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    northbaybirds-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    northbaybirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: ADMIN RE: north bay bugs THREAD CLOSED
From: "'Michael Feighner' feinerVogel94551 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 5 Jul 2014 14:53:07 -0700
Gene is right; this post is off-topic.  What would have brought the subject
more or less on topic would have any positive information four on the
internet that these Banded Alder Borers are especially attractive to a
specific species of bird.  And of course, THIS THREAD IS NOW CLOSED.

 

--

Michael Feighner

Livermore, CA, Alameda County

  

http://www.linkedIn.com/in/michaelfeighner

 

--  Life
is divided into three terms - that which was, which is, and which will be.
Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present,
to live better in the future. --

William Wordsworth

 

From: northbaybirds AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:northbaybirds AT yahoogroups.com]
On Behalf Of 'Eugene Hunn' enhunn323 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]
Sent: Saturday, July 05, 2014 8:25 AM
To: 'North Bay Birds'
Subject: [NBB] north bay bugs

 






NiBBers,

 

A bit off-topic but not if this site were North Bay Bugs.

 

We had our house painted a couple of weeks ago and noticed a mini-invasion
of a most striking long-horned beetle (Cerambycidae), over an inch long and
decked out like a referee in black-and-white bands, including the 1.5 inch
antennae. A google search solved the mystery. They are Banded Alder Borers
(Rosalia funebris) and are quite harmless, even beneficial, feeding on dead
wood, unlike the invasive Asian Borers back east. And, they are attracted
somehow to wet paint. Likely some chemical in the paint mimics a pheromone
they are fond of.

 

Gene Hunn

Petaluma










[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



------------------------------------
Posted by: "Michael Feighner" 
------------------------------------

Unsubscribe:  mailto:northbaybirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com
Website:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/
Listowners:  mailto:northbaybirds-owner AT yahoogroups.com

Please do not post "Out of Office" messages to NorthBayBirds.

For vacation suspension of mail go to the website. Click on Edit My Membership 
and set your mail option to No Email. Or, send a blank email to these 
addresses: 


Turn off email delivery:  mailto:northbaybirds-nomail AT yahoogroups.com
Resume email delivery:  mailto:northbaybirds-normal AT yahoogroups.com
------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    northbaybirds-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    northbaybirds-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    northbaybirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: Least Bitterns Continue at Las Gallinas Water Treatment Ponds (7/5/14 MRN)
From: "everettclark AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 05 Jul 2014 11:54:23 -0700
The Least Bitterns continue at Las Gallinas Water Treatment Plant. A male and 
female were observed by several birders this morning clinging to the rushes 
along the eastern edges of Pond 1. When not visible, their low cooing or 
"chuckling" call may be heard from within the rushes. They were still present 
at 9:30. A scope is helpful. 

 

 Everett Clark
 
 Tiburon
 

Subject: Belted Kingfisher & Common Goldeneye (juv) - Bodega Bay 7/4/14
From: "sherri.oster AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 05 Jul 2014 09:45:16 -0700
We had a great day birding yesterday. We saw a Belted Kingfisher in a tree 
across the "Hole in the Head" pond. 

 

 We saw a juvenile Common Goldeneye on the shore off Westside Road.
 

 Other sightings:
 A Willet
 Black Oystercatchers
 Eurasian Collared Doves
 Pigeon Guillemot
 Pellagic and Double-crested Cormorants
 White & Brown Pelicans
 

 

 And at Bird Walk Park:
 Barn & Tree Swallows
 Brownheaded Cowbirds
 Egrets, Great & Snowy
 Great Blue Heron
 American Goldfinch
 House Finch
 More Eurasian Collared Doves
 A Tern we couldn't ID
 All while being serenaded by Song Sparrows
Subject: north bay bugs
From: "'Eugene Hunn' enhunn323 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 5 Jul 2014 08:24:32 -0700
NiBBers,

 

A bit off-topic but not if this site were North Bay Bugs.

 

We had our house painted a couple of weeks ago and noticed a mini-invasion
of a most striking long-horned beetle (Cerambycidae), over an inch long and
decked out like a referee in black-and-white bands, including the 1.5 inch
antennae. A google search solved the mystery. They are Banded Alder Borers
(Rosalia funebris) and are quite harmless, even beneficial, feeding on dead
wood, unlike the invasive Asian Borers back east. And, they are attracted
somehow to wet paint. Likely some chemical in the paint mimics a pheromone
they are fond of.

 

Gene Hunn

Petaluma
Subject: Phalaropes (Novato)
From: "Maggie Rufo magwhls AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Jul 2014 22:33:55 -0700
Today I saw a large group, but I don't know which species because I didn't have 
any optics with me & they were at a distance. I walk dogs with my friend just 
off Hwy 37 in Novato, westbound, right before Hanna Ranch Rd. there are levees 
you walk along, that's where they were, seen. At least 50 I would say. Saw 
juvenile Black-necked Stilts as well. 


I then went to Las Gallinas, with optics, to look for the Least Bittern. I 
believe I heard it & recorded it (almost impossible to hear over the large 
group of raucous Grackles), but didn't see it. Many other wonders were seen 
however, families of Black Phoebes, Green Herons, Black-crowned Night Herons, 
Gallinules, Ash-throated Flycatcher, & many ducklings. 


Maggie Rufo 
Novato

------------------------------------
Posted by: Maggie Rufo 
------------------------------------

Unsubscribe:  mailto:northbaybirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com
Website:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/
Listowners:  mailto:northbaybirds-owner AT yahoogroups.com

Please do not post "Out of Office" messages to NorthBayBirds.

For vacation suspension of mail go to the website. Click on Edit My Membership 
and set your mail option to No Email. Or, send a blank email to these 
addresses: 


Turn off email delivery:  mailto:northbaybirds-nomail AT yahoogroups.com
Resume email delivery:  mailto:northbaybirds-normal AT yahoogroups.com
------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    northbaybirds-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    northbaybirds-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    northbaybirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: ADMIN: Photo Posting Problem
From: "'Michael Feighner' feinerVogel94551 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Jul 2014 16:39:31 -0700
I checked out the site's current photo-posting capability and attempted to
post Jack Hayden's Marin County Least Bittern Photo for him.  This feature
appears to be down for the holiday.  It is not a permission error when the
owner of the group cannot post a photo.  I suggest trying again later, maybe
tomorrow.

 

--

Michael Feighner

Livermore, CA, Alameda County

  

http://www.linkedIn.com/in/michaelfeighner

 

--  Life
is divided into three terms - that which was, which is, and which will be.
Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present,
to live better in the future. --

William Wordsworth

 



[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



------------------------------------
Posted by: "Michael Feighner" 
------------------------------------

Unsubscribe:  mailto:northbaybirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com
Website:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/
Listowners:  mailto:northbaybirds-owner AT yahoogroups.com

Please do not post "Out of Office" messages to NorthBayBirds.

For vacation suspension of mail go to the website. Click on Edit My Membership 
and set your mail option to No Email. Or, send a blank email to these 
addresses: 


Turn off email delivery:  mailto:northbaybirds-nomail AT yahoogroups.com
Resume email delivery:  mailto:northbaybirds-normal AT yahoogroups.com
------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    northbaybirds-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    northbaybirds-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    northbaybirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: RE: Las Gallinas - Least Bitterns
From: "jellsworthhayden AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 04 Jul 2014 15:44:39 -0700
You can view a picture of the bittern we saw here: 
https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/69918108 AT N04/14594912503/ Jack Hayden Albany 
Subject: Least Bitterns, Las Gallinas
From: "liveinwinecountry AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 04 Jul 2014 15:11:17 -0700
I tried to post some photos, but the system would not accept them.
 

Subject: Least Bitterns, Las Gallinas, July 4
From: "C F liveinwinecountry AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Jul 2014 14:31:16 -0700
Hello all and Happy 4th!

I saw 2 Least Bitterns today, at approx. 1:00 p.m.  Attached is a photo before 
they both flew east, to another pond.  They were calling to each other and 
playing 'chase-me.' 



Carolyn Faul
San Rafael


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



------------------------------------
Posted by: C F 
------------------------------------

Unsubscribe:  mailto:northbaybirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com
Website:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/
Listowners:  mailto:northbaybirds-owner AT yahoogroups.com

Please do not post "Out of Office" messages to NorthBayBirds.

For vacation suspension of mail go to the website. Click on Edit My Membership 
and set your mail option to No Email. Or, send a blank email to these 
addresses: 


Turn off email delivery:  mailto:northbaybirds-nomail AT yahoogroups.com
Resume email delivery:  mailto:northbaybirds-normal AT yahoogroups.com
------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    northbaybirds-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    northbaybirds-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    northbaybirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: RE: Las Gallinas - Least Bitterns
From: "Jeff Miller jmiller AT biologicaldiversity.org [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 04 Jul 2014 14:06:56 -0700
The least bittern(s) were still there at 11:30 this morning. One bird seen;
potentially a separate bird calling. Southern end of the first pond.
 
Jeff Miller
Fairfax

  _____  

From: northbaybirds AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:northbaybirds AT yahoogroups.com] 
Sent: Friday, July 04, 2014 9:33 AM
To: northbaybirds AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: [NBB] Las Gallinas - Least Bitterns


  


This morning Brian and Noah DeLay and I saw and photographed a Least Bittern
perched in a tree near the east end of the first pond. It soon flew down
into the cattails. We didn't see it again but we soon heard one calling in
the vicinity and then another calling further to the north a bit. We could
hear two distinct birds. These calls were recorded as well.




A single Vaux's Swift was seen from the same area. And many Great-tailed
Grackles - at least 20.




Jack Hayden

Albany

Subject: Las Gallinas - Least Bitterns
From: "jellsworthhayden AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 04 Jul 2014 09:32:32 -0700
This morning Brian and Noah DeLay and I saw and photographed a Least Bittern 
perched in a tree near the east end of the first pond. It soon flew down into 
the cattails. We didn't see it again but we soon heard one calling in the 
vicinity and then another calling further to the north a bit. We could hear two 
distinct birds. These calls were recorded as well. 

 

 A single Vaux's Swift was seen from the same area. And many Great-tailed 
Grackles - at least 20. 

 

 Jack Hayden
 Albany
Subject: Doran Park/Bodega Bay Bird Sightings
From: "edelstein AT earthlink.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 03 Jul 2014 09:53:21 -0700
Beyond Len Blumin's excellent post from 7/1/14 for this area, on 7/2/14,
 aligned with the first bathroom area in Doran Park, I saw:
 

 - one WESTERN SNOWY PLOVER in breeding plumage on the beach;
 

 - one EARED GREBE in breeding plumage (gorgeous!)
 

 - five RED-THROATED LOON, two of which were progressing nicely into
 breeding plumage; and
 

 - three PACIFIC LOON in non-breeding plumage.
 

 Off the parking lot at the Bodega Bay Head, numerous 
 COMMON MURRE and PIGEON GUILLEMOT were present.
 

 Regards, Daniel Edelstein
 

 Novato, CA
 &
 Ellison Bay, WI
 

 warblerwatch.com
Subject: Eurasian Collared Dove
From: "Carol Luther carol.luther AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2014 12:51:27 -0700
Just landed at my bird feeder in San Anselmo, near Seminary, today for the
first time ever. This just an FYI for those tracking their invasion.

Carol Luther
Subject: Corte Medera Creek Larkspur
From: "richard cimino yellowbilledtours AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2014 08:31:22 -0700
The last several days a Brown Pelican and Western Grebe have been 
fishing Corte Medera Creek during high tides.
They have been successful catching good size fish.
Could they be eating Steelhead and Salmon ?
A recent San Francisco Chronicle sport fishing article indicates both 
fish species have entered the bay in search of their spawning creeks.
Last night at 10:30 PM a Barn Owl was calling as it was hunting the high 
tide edge bordered by the black top bike path near Niven Park.
Finally, our bird feeders have attracted a Cooper's Hawk during the past 
few days.  The Accipiter has made repeated visits.
Rich Cimino
Greenbrae
-- 
Subject: Bodega Bay Shorebirds et. al. July 1
From: "Len Blumin Len.blumin AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2014 08:13:12 -0700
We birded Bodega Bay yesterday for 2 hours in the early afternoon (incoming
tide). Can confirm that the flock of peeps reported by Dea were Western
Sandpipers, but there seemed to be some fresh juveniles amongst the 200+
birds near the Cypress lot. Nearby were 2 Least Sandpipers. Also present
were 100+ Marbled Godwits and a smattering of attractive Willets. 3 spiffy
Dowitcher sp. completed the Doran shorebird scene, all seen from the Rich
Stallcup platform. A Black Oystercatch was on the rocks at the Jetty area.

Driving in to Doran, and later at Gaffney Point, we watched over 200
American White Pelicans. Smaller numbers of Brown Pelicans were about, best
observed at Porto Bodega on the old pier, where they joined the usual horde
 of Double-crested Cormorants (mostly adults). Also near the pier were a
Ruddy Duck and an atypical Common Goldeneye, perhaps a first year male with
arrested development. The Goldeneye's bill was all black, the iris pale
yellow, and the head a grayish brown. It's rare to visit Porto Bodega and
not see a Whimbrel, but we managed the feat.

The waters between Porto Bodega and Spud Point were strangely quiet, with
only a few DC Cormorants. Scanning the waters off of Doran Beach we spotted
a few male Surf Scoters, perhaps young non-breeders, and 2 Western Grebes.
Perhaps worth a mention was a brief look at what appeared to be a
Long-tailed Duck, in the very same area where one spent the winter. It was
about .5 mi east of the Jetty parking, and 200 years off shore, a fleeting
picture of black and white. Could not re-find the bird to confirm despite a
20 minute search.

Hole-in-the-Head "pond" hosted a lone adult Pied-billed Grebe, and a scuffy
young male Red-winged Blackbird was in the reeds. A steady Swainson's
Thrush chorus added to the tranquil scene.

Cheers,
Len Blumin, Mill Valley, California
len.blumin AT gmail.com
http://lenblumin.blogspot.com/ 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lenblumin/
Subject: Bodega Bay shorebirds (Sonoma County)
From: "dea freid lemuria AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:04:53 -0700
 

Today, Tue 7/1, I saw my first flock of returning peeps at Doran Park.
There were about 50 of them and all the ones I could see were worn adult
Western Sandpipers. They were located on the harbor side mud flats
between the 2nd dirt lot and Cypress Day Use Area. Over the past week or
so there have been increasing numbers of adult willets as well. In the
same general area of the shorebirds today were adult and juvenile
Heermann's Gulls and Caspian Terns. 

Dea Freid 

Sebastopol 

 
Subject: Re: Very Local Interest - Pine Siskin in Corte Madera, July 1, 2014
From: "Lucia Milburn lamilburn01 AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2014 12:56:45 -0700
I have had a handfull of Pine Siskins for the past several weeks mixed in with 
Goldfinches (two kinds) using my Niger seed feeder.  



Lucia Milburn

Sebastopol



________________________________
 From: "eurohobby AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]" 
 

To: northbaybirds AT yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 12:36 PM
Subject: [NBB] Very Local Interest - Pine Siskin in Corte Madera, July 1, 2014
 


  
For the first sighting since last October, a single Pine Siskin was in my 
yard, the 400 block of Montecito Drive, Corte Madera, this morning.  Be nice 
if it were a harbinger of, well, at least something. 


Thanks.

Nick Whelan
Corte Madera, CA
Subject: Re: Very Local Interest - Pine Siskin in Corte Madera, July 1, 2014
From: "Carol Luther carol.luther AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2014 12:37:56 -0700
Interesting. I sighted a pair of Siskins this morning at my feeder in San
Anselmo. It's been awhile.

Carol Luther


On Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 12:36 PM, eurohobby AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds] <
northbaybirds AT yahoogroups.com> wrote:

>
>
> For the first sighting since last October, a single Pine Siskin was in my
> yard, the 400 block of Montecito Drive, Corte Madera, this morning.  Be
> nice if it were a harbinger of, well, at least *something*.
>
>
> Thanks.
>
>
> Nick Whelan
>
> Corte Madera, CA
>
>  
>



-- 
The Rev. Carol Luther
Priest in Charge, St. Aidan's, Bolinas
Breathing life over the deep
Subject: Very Local Interest - Pine Siskin in Corte Madera, July 1, 2014
From: "eurohobby AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 01 Jul 2014 12:36:06 -0700
For the first sighting since last October, a single Pine Siskin was in my yard, 
the 400 block of Montecito Drive, Corte Madera, this morning. Be nice if it 
were a harbinger of, well, at least something. 

 

 Thanks.
 

 Nick Whelan
 Corte Madera, CA
Subject: Re: Fwd: Sad Trip..Please Help ! THREAD CLOSED
From: "Doug Shaw dougshaw09 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2014 18:00:05 +0000 (UTC)
Hi All,

 This Thread Is Closed. Please do not forward suspicious email to the whole 
group particularly when it did not originate from this group. First time you 
will be warned then you will be put on moderated status for the group. If you 
have questions about email not from this group forward the email to your ISP, 
not this group. 


Thanks,

Doug Shaw
NBB Listowner & Moderator
Santa Rosa, CA, Sonoma County

----- Tracy Farrington tracy_farrington AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds] 
 wrote: 

> Folks, all these solicitations are scams...lame scams. Send them to your spam 
file. 

> Tracy Farrington
> Walnut Creek 
> 
> 
> On Tuesday, July 1, 2014 6:38 AM, "Dawn soxdawn AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" 
 wrote: 

>   
> 
> 
>   
> This looks like a scam. Not sure if anyone else in this group got this email.
> 
> Thanks, Dawn
> 
> 
> Begin forwarded message:
> 
> 
> From: "Glenn Keator" 
> >Date: July 1, 2014 6:11:24 AM PDT
> >To: soxdawn AT yahoo.com
> >Subject: Sad Trip..Please Help !
> >Reply-To: gkeaitor AT aol.com
> >
> >
> Hello!
> >I'm sorry you're getting the mail from me at this Point in time,my family 
and I came down here to kiev (Ukraine), for a short vacation unfortunately we 
were mugged at the park of the hotel we stayed,all cash credit cards and cell 
were stolen off  but luckily for us we still have our passports with us. 

> >I have been to the embassy and the Police here but they're not helping 
issues at all and our flight leaves pretty soon from now but we're having 
problems settling the hotel bills and the hotel manager won't let us leave 
until we settle the bills.Please be so kind to reply back so I can tell you 
what to do and how to get some cash to us. 

> >I'm freaked out at the momentGlenn 
> >    
>  


------------------------------------
Posted by: Doug Shaw 
------------------------------------

Unsubscribe:  mailto:northbaybirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com
Website:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/
Listowners:  mailto:northbaybirds-owner AT yahoogroups.com

Please do not post "Out of Office" messages to NorthBayBirds.

For vacation suspension of mail go to the website. Click on Edit My Membership 
and set your mail option to No Email. Or, send a blank email to these 
addresses: 


Turn off email delivery:  mailto:northbaybirds-nomail AT yahoogroups.com
Resume email delivery:  mailto:northbaybirds-normal AT yahoogroups.com
------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    northbaybirds-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    northbaybirds-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    northbaybirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: Re: Fwd: Sad Trip..Please Help !
From: "Tracy Farrington tracy_farrington AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2014 08:33:24 -0700
Folks, all these solicitations are scams...lame scams. Send them to your spam 
file. 

Tracy Farrington
Walnut Creek 


On Tuesday, July 1, 2014 6:38 AM, "Dawn soxdawn AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" 
 wrote: 

  


  
This looks like a scam. Not sure if anyone else in this group got this email.

Thanks, Dawn


Begin forwarded message:


From: "Glenn Keator" 
>Date: July 1, 2014 6:11:24 AM PDT
>To: soxdawn AT yahoo.com
>Subject: Sad Trip..Please Help !
>Reply-To: gkeaitor AT aol.com
>
>
Hello!
>I'm sorry you're getting the mail from me at this Point in time,my family and 
I came down here to kiev (Ukraine), for a short vacation unfortunately we were 
mugged at the park of the hotel we stayed,all cash credit cards and cell were 
stolen off  but luckily for us we still have our passports with us. 

>I have been to the embassy and the Police here but they're not helping issues 
at all and our flight leaves pretty soon from now but we're having problems 
settling the hotel bills and the hotel manager won't let us leave until we 
settle the bills.Please be so kind to reply back so I can tell you what to do 
and how to get some cash to us. 

>I'm freaked out at the momentGlenn 
>    
 
Subject: Fwd: Sad Trip..Please Help !
From: "Dawn soxdawn AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2014 06:37:53 -0700
This looks like a scam. Not sure if anyone else in this group got this email.

Thanks, Dawn


Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Glenn Keator" 
> Date: July 1, 2014 6:11:24 AM PDT
> To: soxdawn AT yahoo.com
> Subject: Sad Trip..Please Help !
> Reply-To: gkeaitor AT aol.com
> 
> Hello!
> I'm sorry you're getting the mail from me at this Point in time,my family and 
I came down here to kiev (Ukraine), for a short vacation unfortunately we were 
mugged at the park of the hotel we stayed,all cash credit cards and cell were 
stolen off but luckily for us we still have our passports with us. 

> 
> I have been to the embassy and the Police here but they're not helping issues 
at all and our flight leaves pretty soon from now but we're having problems 
settling the hotel bills and the hotel manager won't let us leave until we 
settle the bills.Please be so kind to reply back so I can tell you what to do 
and how to get some cash to us. 

> 
> I'm freaked out at the moment
> 
> Glenn
>  
Subject: Hudeman Slough
From: "Lisa Hug lisahug AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2014 18:30:39 -0700
Hi All,

I spent most of the day today at Hudeman Slough in southeastern Sonoma 
County.  It was pretty quiet overall. But, I was happy to see a single 
WILSON'S PHALAROPE in the seasonal pond.   There was also an 
out-of-season GREEN-WINGED TEAL that looked like it spent the summer in 
the seasonal pond.

As I was leaving, a SWAINSON'S HAWK flew overhead.

The phalarope was the only migrant shorebird present, the only other 
shorebirds were a few Killdeer.

It was very pleasant out there, not too hot.  I don't think I have ever 
visited there in June.

Hudeman Slough is on Ramal Road.

Lisa Hug
Sebastopol, CA


------------------------------------
Posted by: Lisa Hug 
------------------------------------

Unsubscribe:  mailto:northbaybirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com
Website:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/
Listowners:  mailto:northbaybirds-owner AT yahoogroups.com

Please do not post "Out of Office" messages to NorthBayBirds.

For vacation suspension of mail go to the website. Click on Edit My Membership 
and set your mail option to No Email. Or, send a blank email to these 
addresses: 


Turn off email delivery:  mailto:northbaybirds-nomail AT yahoogroups.com
Resume email delivery:  mailto:northbaybirds-normal AT yahoogroups.com
------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    northbaybirds-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    northbaybirds-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    northbaybirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: Niven Park Corte Medera creek mudflat: Greater Yellowlegs - Willets
From: "richard cimino yellowbilledtours AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:57:45 -0700
Yesterday during the incoming high tide 8 PM an adult breeding plumage 
adult Greater Yellowlegs in the company of two Willets had settled in on 
the rocks long the mudflat of Niven Park.
Niven Park is located off of Sir Frances Drake Blvd. - Barry Way and 
Drakes Landing Rd.
High tide tonight is much later near midnight and will be 6.1 ft.
Rich Cimino
Greenbrae

-- 
Subject: Sept. 14th - OPTICS & Nature Festival
From: "sonomanature AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 26 Jun 2014 09:03:06 -0700
One again Sonoma Birding - Sonoma Nature will host the major optics companies 
in the SF Bay Area... along with 30-40 important Northern CA. nature 
non-profits. Sunday, Sept 14th (10-4PM) at the beautifulCornerstone Gardens 
http://www.cornerstonegardens.com/. Free event. 

 

 Come and demo some on the best optics in the world!
 

 Always looking for great Bay Area nature organizations that would like to 
present their offerings to a very large receptive crowd. 

 

 More information or contact at www.sonomanature.org 
http://www.sonomanature.org/ or www.sonoma.birding.com 
http://www.sonoma.birding.com 

 .
 
 tomrusert & darren peterie
 sonoma, ca.
 

Subject: Indigo Bunting
From: "Lisa Hug lisahug AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:16:00 -0700
Hi Birders,

The male Indigo Bunting was singing visibly on the Loma Alta Trail in 
Marin County. Two of my classes and I saw it both mornings.  Park at the 
Big Rock Parking Area on Lucas Valley Road.  Hike about a mile south on 
the trail.  One class participant set up a cairn where we saw it of 2 
rocks on top of each other.  It was singing on the west side of the 
trail both mornings.  There is a large flowering elderberry tree on the 
east side of the trail near where it was singing, you don't see it until 
you pass the area where it was singing.   This morning in the cold, 
windy fog, it was one of the only singing birds on the trail.

Lisa Hug
Sebastopol, CA


------------------------------------
Posted by: Lisa Hug 
------------------------------------

Unsubscribe:  mailto:northbaybirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com
Website:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/
Listowners:  mailto:northbaybirds-owner AT yahoogroups.com

Please do not post "Out of Office" messages to NorthBayBirds.

For vacation suspension of mail go to the website. Click on Edit My Membership 
and set your mail option to No Email. Or, send a blank email to these 
addresses: 


Turn off email delivery:  mailto:northbaybirds-nomail AT yahoogroups.com
Resume email delivery:  mailto:northbaybirds-normal AT yahoogroups.com
------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    northbaybirds-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    northbaybirds-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    northbaybirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: Elegant Tern and shorebirds, Richardson Bay
From: "kerry_83 AT hotmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 25 Jun 2014 15:46:48 -0700
A shout-out to Robert Hinz, who reported seeing an ELEGANT TERN over the 
weekend in Richardson Bay, so I wasn't too surprised today when I observed one 
on Aramburu Island (just adjacent to Strawberry Peninsula) alongside two 
CASPIAN TERNS. Looking at eBird data, Bob's sighting seems to be one of the 
earlier arrival dates for Elegants in the Bay Area. 

 

 Speaking of returning shorebirds, today there were two GREATER YELLOWLEGS on 
Pickleweed Island, visible from Harbor Cove Way in Strawberry. 

 

 Kerry Wilcox
 Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary
 Tiburon
 

 

Subject: Marbled Murrelets, Gray Jays and Poorwill
From: "ruth ruthier AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:44:02 -0700
Left at 1:30am  got to the South Fork Gualala River bridge (along 
Stewarts Pt Skaggs Springs Rd)at 4:15am.  And had success!  Saw one 
Marbled Murrelet and heard several others at about 5am - dawn but still 
somewhat dark. Their calls were somewhat lower than the ones on the 
recording - I wonder if males sound different than females?  One was 
calling and whistling over a tree rather close to the bridge - the rest 
flew along the tree tops at the sides of the river and to the old growth 
area. This is the area they were found nesting in the 2008 by a Dept of 
Fish & Game study.
Of course, if murrelets are flying inland they are for one reason only.

Had a Poorwill on the road just above the bridge in the open grass area. 
And got dived on by a Northern Pygmy-owl even though I wasn't making any 
calls...The only owls I heard were N Saw-whets at several spots.

I decided to drive along Annapolis Rd simply because I had never done so 
before.  And I made a stop in a high mountain area just a few miles 
passed the town (heading west)on a steepish grade looking over a valley. 
  I had stopped because there were several Hermit Thrushes singing and 
they are so beautiful.  But then I heard several birds squabbling and 
was shocked to see 4 Gray Jays.  A Stellers Jay was also there.  Maybe 
they had found a good tidbit.  The Gray Jays then headed up the slope 
northward - a wandering family group?

Lots of critters on the drive too - deer, wild boar, gray fox, 
jackrabbit, woodrat, and what I believe was a flying squirrel. The 
headlights caught this light squarish flying creature and my first 
thought was it a gigantic moth. I read somewhere they do live in the far 
north of the county. On Annapolis Rd at the Gray Jay spot there was a 
Yellow-cheeked Chipmunk and Douglas Squirrel.

What an amazing outing - now I'm exhausted!

Ruth Rudesill
Kenwood









------------------------------------
Posted by: ruth 
------------------------------------

Unsubscribe:  mailto:northbaybirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com
Website:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/
Listowners:  mailto:northbaybirds-owner AT yahoogroups.com

Please do not post "Out of Office" messages to NorthBayBirds.

For vacation suspension of mail go to the website. Click on Edit My Membership 
and set your mail option to No Email. Or, send a blank email to these 
addresses: 


Turn off email delivery:  mailto:northbaybirds-nomail AT yahoogroups.com
Resume email delivery:  mailto:northbaybirds-normal AT yahoogroups.com
------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    northbaybirds-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    northbaybirds-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    northbaybirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: returning shore birds marin county
From: "Langdon Stevenson langdonstevenson AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:13:49 -0700
Yesterday June 23 there were three Greater Yellowlegs on Shorebird Marsh 
just north of Nordstrom's in Corte Madera. Could this be an early date 
for this species in Marin?

Lang Stevenson
Mill Valley


------------------------------------
Posted by: Langdon Stevenson 
------------------------------------

Unsubscribe:  mailto:northbaybirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com
Website:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/
Listowners:  mailto:northbaybirds-owner AT yahoogroups.com

Please do not post "Out of Office" messages to NorthBayBirds.

For vacation suspension of mail go to the website. Click on Edit My Membership 
and set your mail option to No Email. Or, send a blank email to these 
addresses: 


Turn off email delivery:  mailto:northbaybirds-nomail AT yahoogroups.com
Resume email delivery:  mailto:northbaybirds-normal AT yahoogroups.com
------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northbaybirds/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    northbaybirds-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    northbaybirds-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    northbaybirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: RE: Doran Park Heermann's Gull
From: "'Eugene Hunn' enhunn323 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:33:16 -0700
Dea, NiBBers,

 

We were up at Stillwater Cove and Salt Point SP Friday and Saturday (June 20, 
21) and noticed a number of Heermann’s Gulls flying north just off shore, 
mostly adults. 


 

Gene Hunn

Petaluma

 

From: northbaybirds AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:northbaybirds AT yahoogroups.com] On 
Behalf Of dea freid lemuria AT sonic.net [northbaybirds] 

Sent: Monday, June 23, 2014 10:33 PM
To: North Bay Birds
Subject: [NBB] Doran Park Heermann's Gull

 

  

Had my first of season Heermann's Gull at Doran Park today (Mon) in Shell 
Campground. The park is located in Bodega Bay. Hoping to report returning peeps 
soon. 


 

Dea Freid

Sebastopol

 

 


Subject: Doran Park Heermann's Gull
From: "dea freid lemuria AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2014 22:33:02 -0700
 

Had my first of season Heermann's Gull at Doran Park today (Mon) in
Shell Campground. The park is located in Bodega Bay. Hoping to report
returning peeps soon. 

Dea Freid 

Sebastopol