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White-naped Woodpecker,©Jan Wilczur

31 Oct hybrid wigeon 27 Oct ["'Sally M. Walters Schmoldt' BajaOwl AT SureWest.net [northbaybirds]" ]
31 Oct Bodega Head/ Bay today. 10/31/14 ["corvus8x AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
31 Oct Nicasio Reservoir Prairie Falcon and Bald Eagle ["'Bob Battagin' bigfootbob AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]" ]
31 Oct RE: Yellow-green Vireo photos ["'naturestoc AT aol.com' Naturestoc@aol.com [northbaybirds]" ]
31 Oct Yellow-green Vireo photos ["Dan Singer dsg2 AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]" ]
30 Oct 10/30 -- Pt Reyes Clay-colored Sparrow + ["dpbot AT earthlink.net [northbaybirds]" ]
30 Oct Tropical Kingbird Remains @ Las Gallinas (9 - 9:20 AM) ["Daniel Edelstein danieledelstein AT att.net [northbaybirds]" ]
30 Oct Yellow-green Vireo maybe ["Jeff Miller jmiller AT biologicaldiversity.org [northbaybirds]" ]
30 Oct Tropical Kingbird at Las Gallinas continues ["Len Blumin Len.blumin AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
30 Oct Las Gallinas - No Tropical Kingbird ["Bill Noble misternoble AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
30 Oct West Sonoma County CBC needs director ["gdbeebe AT earthlink.net [northbaybirds]" ]
29 Oct Pt Reyes 10/29 Am Tree Sparrow No, YG Vireo Yes! ["dea freid lemuria AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" ]
29 Oct American Tree Sparrow continues etc 10/29 ["Logan Kahle logan AT archive.org [northbaybirds]" ]
29 Oct Yellow-green Vireo - Outer Pt. Reyes ["Dan Singer dsg2 AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]" ]
29 Oct Eurasian Wigeon at Salmon Creek ["brookseabirds AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
29 Oct Tropical Kingbird ["'Jen Comcast' jenmatkin AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" ]
29 Oct Steller's Jays ["Wendy Dandridge wendy.dandridge AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
29 Oct RE: Tropical Kingbird at Las Gallinas ["Jennifer Matkin jenmatkin AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" ]
29 Oct Eastern Alameda County CBC December 19 ["Jeff Miller jmiller AT biologicaldiversity.org [northbaybirds]" ]
28 Oct townsend's have returned ["Sharon Salisbury daisy44 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" ]
28 Oct Tropical Kingbird at Las Gallinas ["Len Blumin Len.blumin AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
28 Oct Am Tree Sparrow Marin/Bodega Bay ["ruth ruthier AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" ]
27 Oct Bodega Bay - Spotted Sandpiper ["brookseabirds AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
27 Oct American Tree Sparrow - Point Reyes ["Dan Singer dsg2 AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]" ]
27 Oct Bodega Bay today (Monday Oct. 27) ["'Eugene Hunn' enhunn323 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" ]
27 Oct Re: FOF Pine siskins Southern marin feeder ["richard cimino yellowbilledtours AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
27 Oct Nov 1st - Pelican Dreams - North Bay Premier w/ Judy Irving ["sonomanature AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
27 Oct FOF Pine siskins Southern marin feeder ["Marjorie Siegel masiegel3 AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
26 Oct Sonoma County Youth Team ["Lisa Hug lisahug AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" ]
26 Oct Poss Yellow-Billed Magpie in S. Marin County ["Ralph McKinnon mckinnon_ralph AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
26 Oct BAEA ["Kathleen M kamnick AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" ]
25 Oct Outer Point Reyes 10/25/2014 ["Logan Kahle logan AT archive.org [northbaybirds]" ]
24 Oct B. Bay Tropical Kingbird from Brook O'Connor ["dea freid lemuria AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" ]
24 Oct Black-throated Blue Warbler, Posessed Peregrine Falcon ["Natalie McNear MidasVanderhand AT aol.com [northbaybirds]" ]
24 Oct Las Gallinas Hybrid Cinnamon Teal ["Len Blumin Len.blumin AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
24 Oct Bodega Head ["Rob ODonnell rob52849 AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
24 Oct Steller's Jays ["Murray Berner vireocity AT hotmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
23 Oct Las Gallinas Palm Warbler ["jenmatkin AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" ]
22 Oct Cedar Waxwings ["gailmacmillan AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]" ]
22 Oct Outer Point Reyes - another Black-throated Blue ["Dan Singer dsg2 AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]" ]
22 Oct Male Black-throated Blue Warbler continues at Pt Reyes ["dea freid lemuria AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" ]
22 Oct Bodega Harbour ["ruth ruthier AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" ]
22 Oct Re: Steller's Jay ["Marjorie Siegel masiegel3 AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
22 Oct Re: Steller's Jay ["'Denise Hamilton' napabirders AT att.net [northbaybirds]" ]
22 Oct Steller's Jay ["'Danny Swicegood' dsw860 AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
22 Oct Blackpoll Warbler @ Rodeo Lagoon, Marin Headlands 10/22 ["William Legge WGDLegge AT aol.com [northbaybirds]" ]
22 Oct 2ND TEST = SORRY ["richard cimino yellowbilledtours AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
22 Oct TEST ["richard cimino yellowbilledtours AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
22 Oct Black-throated Blue Warblers/Lesser Nighthawk ["katherine francone kmfrancone AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]" ]
21 Oct RE: Bodega Bay Tropical Kingbird continues 10/21 ["Lisa Hug lisahug AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" ]
21 Oct RE: Bodega Bay Tropical Kingbird continues 10/21 ["'Eugene Hunn' enhunn323 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" ]
21 Oct Bodega Bay Tropical Kingbird continues 10/21 ["dea freid lemuria AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" ]
21 Oct Shiloh Park Least Bittern no ["ruth ruthier AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" ]
20 Oct Re: Brown Booby northern Sonoma County ["Diane Hichwa dhichwa AT earthlink.net [northbaybirds]" ]
20 Oct Re: Re: Bodega Bay Tropical Kingbird ["Diane Hichwa dhichwa AT earthlink.net [northbaybirds]" ]
20 Oct Re: Bodega Bay Tropical Kingbird ["dea freid lemuria AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" ]
20 Oct Another Black-throated Blue warber ["Dan Singer dsg2 AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]" ]
20 Oct Bodega Head Red Phalaropes ["corvus8x AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
20 Oct Re: Bodega Bay Tropical Kingbird ["Colin Talcroft ctalcroft AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
20 Oct Bodega Bay Tropical Kingbird ["dea freid lemuria AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" ]
20 Oct Lesser Nighthawk continues at Pt Reyes Fish Docks ["Jeff Miller jmiller AT biologicaldiversity.org [northbaybirds]" ]
20 Oct Donations of scopes, binoculars needed for Baja project ["david.herrema AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
20 Oct 10/18 -- Images of Magnolia Warbler, etc ["Michael Park dpbot AT earthlink.net [northbaybirds]" ]
19 Oct Marin County Sunday pm Lesser Nighthawk ["ruth ruthier AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" ]
19 Oct Palm Warbler and raptor show ["Lisa Hug lisahug AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" ]
19 Oct Hudeman & Huichica ["Matthew Perry somanybirds AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
18 Oct Outer Point Reyes 10/18 continued--LAWRENCE'S GOLDFINCH etc ["Michael Park dpbot AT earthlink.net [northbaybirds]" ]
18 Oct Another Pt Reyes Bird ["dea freid lemuria AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" ]
18 Oct Lesser Nighthawk and more at Outer Point Reyes ["roger AT jessupsofdaytona.com [northbaybirds]" ]
18 Oct Tropical Kingbird ["mfollis AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" ]
17 Oct RCA Tropical Kingbird ["'Bob Battagin' bigfootbob AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]" ]
17 Oct Outer Point Reyes 10/17 ["Logan Kahle logan AT archive.org [northbaybirds]" ]
18 Oct Least Bittern Sonoma County Shiloh Ranch Pond 10/17 ["Doug Shaw dougshaw09 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" ]
17 Oct Rodeo Lagoon - Clay-colored Sparrow & Palm Warbler 10/17 ["William Legge WGDLegge AT aol.com [northbaybirds]" ]
17 Oct 10/16 -- Outer Point Reyes -- New Arrivals and more ["Michael Park dpbot AT earthlink.net [northbaybirds]" ]
16 Oct wonderful film about pelicans ["Sharon Salisbury daisy44 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" ]

Subject: hybrid wigeon 27 Oct
From: "'Sally M. Walters Schmoldt' BajaOwl AT SureWest.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:53:10 -0700
>> Stopped by Bolinas Lagoon around 2-3 pm today, 27 Oct 2014. I entered the 
trail from the west side, Olema-Bolinas Road. It was a high tide, no mudflat 
exposed and the waterfowl were right up to the edge of the marsh vegetation. I 
saw and heard an American wigeon and found a male with a golden pate but green 
swatch through the eye, the rest of the head-cheek and throat was the darker 
orange-red where it would have been mottled white on an American wigeon. It 
seemed to show more white along the side of the folded wing. Body was the same 
coloration as an American wigeon. It was near 2 male green-winged teal, 
cinnamon teal, pintails, American wigeon and mallards. Through the riparian on 
the way back I had a nice male purple finch, and a yellowthroat. 

> 
Sally Walters
Sacramento County
Subject: Bodega Head/ Bay today. 10/31/14
From: "corvus8x AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 31 Oct 2014 17:49:56 -0700
Hi Birders,
 

 Hit Bodega Head for a hour and half sea watch starting at 1230 pm after the 
storm clouds cleared. Great lighting and sea conditions! 

 Top birds were two Black-vented Shearwaters moving south about 1000 meters . 
About 30 minutes later about 500 meters out ,I had 10 small grayish long-winged 
birds I thought might be shorebirds. As they headed south fairly rapidly, I 
realized they were Fork-tailed Storm Petrels! I could see the light blue /gray 
dorsally , slightly lighter gray below, with long tails , forked. Flight was 
almost tern like -fast wing beats with occasional glides. All 10 birds flew 
very close to the waves in loose formation. 

 

 Other birds of note were 10 Elegant Tern, 25 Brown Pelican ,4 Bonaparte's 
Gull, 5 Heermann's Gull ,250 Surf Scoter, 1 Pigeon Gullimont, 30 Common Loon, 1 
Red-throated Loon.- (all southbound) 

 There were 18 Surfbirds on the rocks below the Head.
 

 At Hole in the Head  there was a House Wren, getting late.
 At Spud Point there were 4 Mew Gull, first I have seen this fall.
 Lastly ,there was a male Nashville Warbler ( returning wintering bird?) 
feeding on nectar of the flowers below Diekmann's Store. 

 

 At my house in West Sebastopol two White-throated Sparrows have returned from 
the North somewhere. They showed up 10/28/14, I Adult , I imm. 

 

 Varied Thrush numbers seem up at my house this year. I see or hear 4-5 in the 
Redwoods every morn. 

 

 Happy Birding and Halloween, 
 

 Scott Carey, Sebastopol, Ca.
 

 

Subject: Nicasio Reservoir Prairie Falcon and Bald Eagle
From: "'Bob Battagin' bigfootbob AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:29:05 -0700
Hi NBBers,

This afternoon a PRAIRIE FALCON was soaring as well as perching along Nicasio 
Valley Road next to Nicasio Reservoir. It did stoop once, skimming the 
shoreline in a failed attempt at catching a sparrow sized bird. 


The juvenile plumaged BALD EAGLE was soaring, then eventually perched on the 
shoreline along the Pt. Reyes-Petaluma Road about a 1/4 mile north of the 
outlet dam. 


Other sightings included four Bonaparte’s Gulls and four other raptor 
species: White-tailed Kite, American Kestrel, Northern Harrier, and Red-tailed 
Hawk. Both common Phoebe species were present and the Western Grebe numbers 
(currently at seven) are slowly increasing as the birds are returning from 
their breeding activities elsewhere. 


Good birding,
Bob Battagin
Woodacre
Subject: RE: Yellow-green Vireo photos
From: "'naturestoc AT aol.com' Naturestoc@aol.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:33:02 -0700
Great shots,  Dan!

Dan Brown


Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: "Dan Singer dsg2 AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]"
Date:10/31/2014 2:16 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: northbaybirds Northbaybirds
Subject: [NBB] Yellow-green Vireo photos
Hi birders, I've posted a few photos of the Yellow-green Vireo here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/27623718 AT N06/with/15490934207 I've also included a photo of the intergrade Northern Flicker present at the Lighthouse the same day. The majority of Yellow-shafted-type flickers I see in California are intergrades. Dan Singer San Rafael Posted by: Dan Singer
Subject: Yellow-green Vireo photos
From: "Dan Singer dsg2 AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:16:05 -0700
Hi birders,

I've posted a few photos of the Yellow-green Vireo here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/27623718 AT N06/with/15490934207

I've also included a photo of the intergrade Northern Flicker present at the 
Lighthouse the same day. The majority of Yellow-shafted-type flickers I see in 
California are intergrades. 


Dan Singer
San Rafael
Subject: 10/30 -- Pt Reyes Clay-colored Sparrow +
From: "dpbot AT earthlink.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 30 Oct 2014 20:57:59 -0700
Late in the afternoon, I looked for the American Tree Sparrow on Pierce Pt Road 
without success. But in the large sparrow flock, there was a CLAY-COLORED 
SPARROW. 


Earlier at the Lighthouse, Jeff Miller, Brooke and Orion O'Connor, and I had 
poor looks at a NORTHERN FLICKER. In the dense fog, it appeared to be 
Yelllow-shafted. After Jeff departed, David Tomb appeared. Tthe sun came out 
and the Flicker posed in full sun. The black malar wasn't so black, and the 
face wasn't that brown. The malar looked blackish from some angle, and dark 
crimson from other angles. But it wasn't close to matching the bright red hue 
of the nape crescent. 


As Jeff suspected earlier, but never was able to see clearly, the Flicker is an 
INTERGRADE with yellow wing linings and undertail. 


I made a stop at MENDOZA. There was a somewhat largish flock of blackbirds, but 
nothing rare to note. However there were still 3 PALM WARBLER -- a brownish 
bird, a yellowish bird and one in between. It was fun to see them pumping their 
tails simultaneously. 


Lastly, there was huge flock of blackbirds at the H Ranch on Pierce Pt Road. I 
didn't have time to look carefully through the entire flock. It might be worth 
checking. 


Michael Park
Berkeley
Subject: Tropical Kingbird Remains @ Las Gallinas (9 - 9:20 AM)
From: "Daniel Edelstein danieledelstein AT att.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:14:43 -0700
I was lucky to enjoy excellent looks for long spells of the 
ongoing, previously-reported 
TROPICAL KINGBIRD at the Las Gallinas Wildlife Ponds in 
San Rafael, Marin Co.

My sighting was from 9 - 9:30 AM today.and I saw this lone individual
in the closest Monterey Pine next to the bench (location, below).and in the 
large snag 

directly west of this Monterey Pine.

Directions from a previous post:

Take the path heading east
straight out from the parking lot all the way to end (past 2 ponds and a 3rd
"dry pond" (field) on the left) to where the path takes a hard left around
the corner. There is a bench at this corner.

Regards always, Daniel Edelstein

Novato, CA (SF Bay Area) & Ellison Bay, WI

www.warblerwatch.com


Subject: Yellow-green Vireo maybe
From: "Jeff Miller jmiller AT biologicaldiversity.org [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:08:57 -0700
I spent three hours (7 to 10 am) at the Pt Reyes Lighthouse this morning
after striking out on the Yellow-green Vireo yesterday afternoon.
 
If the bird is still there, it is extremely wary and hidden.
 
Early in the morning two House Wrens started scolding right near the spot
where Dea had the vireo yesterday - then I heard a bird give an interesting
alarm call.
 
I researched it when I got home and the call sounded exactly like YGVI:
http://www.xeno-canto.org/sounds/uploaded/VEZDRAZTCU/XC184232-Yellow-green_V
ireo.MP3
 
At one point a vireo-sized bird with a white belly flushed from that spot
frustratingly briefly before hiding - could not get any other details in the
fog; otherwise the only non-sparrow bird seen in the lupines by the
residence was a YELLOW-SHAFTED FLICKER.
 
Jeff Miller
Fairfax
 
Subject: Tropical Kingbird at Las Gallinas continues
From: "Len Blumin Len.blumin AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:58:31 -0700
The Tropical Kingbird reported by Dan Murphy continued today at Las
Gallinas in the same location (a bit less than a mile straight out the
levee from the bridge, flycatching mostly from the bare snags). Seen by
many birders from 10 to 11 am, who I guess arrived after Bill. We watched
it hawk prey with ease, so hopefully it will hang there for a while.

The hybrid Cinnamon Teal (probably x Blue-winged Teal) continues at Pond #1
along the first 75 yards, although a bit obscured at times by cattails.

Photos of the Kingbird, showing the longish bill, white throat,dark mask,
green back and green breast at:

Tropical Kingbird at Las Gallinas - side view


Tropical Kingbird at Las Gallinas - front view


Cheers,
Len Blumin, Mill Valley, California
len.blumin AT gmail.com
http://lenblumin.blogspot.com/ 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lenblumin/
Subject: Las Gallinas - No Tropical Kingbird
From: "Bill Noble misternoble AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:55:09 -0700
Walked through a splendid winter dawn to the corner pines  - no kingbird.
But on the way out in half-light, a dark merlin and a kestrel on adjacent
power poles. Four black phoebes on a 35-foot stretch of fence by the yellow
maintenance shed. 5 pipits on the dike between ponds 2 and 3. Didn't spot
the hybrid teal.

Lots of life, a beautiful morning!

Bill Noble, Novato


-- 

"Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something."

--a wounded Pancho Villa's last words
Subject: West Sonoma County CBC needs director
From: "gdbeebe AT earthlink.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 30 Oct 2014 09:34:56 -0700
Not a bird sighting, but a request. Madrone Audubon is in need of a new 
director for the upcoming West Sonoma County CBC (occurring Dec 28th). Please 
respond to Gordon Beebe, gdbeebe AT earthlink.net if you are interested. 


A list of the duties for this volunteer position:

Write and submit announcements for CBC in the Leaves
Confirm and coordinate area leaders.
administer checklists, tally sheets and related material to area leaders.
assist leaders with recruiting and assembling area teams.
coordinate post-count dinner volunteers, set-up and clean-up.
secure and coordinate caterer and menu for post-count dinner.
work with webmaster to update CBC page on MAS website.
Work with area leaders and SLT/Landpaths/private property owners to secure 
access to certain properties for count. 

Contact MAS insurance agent to acquire copy of liability insurance certificate. 

post CBC announcement on relevant list serves and other websites 
(naturealley.com, NAS) 

coordinate and plan agenda for post-count dinner, confirm MC for dinner and 
provide them with agenda (including list of team leaders and tally sheet) 

during post-count dinner, tally species observed, then provide an initial count 
at the dinner. 

Submit summary of count to NorthBayBirds (NBB-Yahoo Groups) and to Leaves.
Collect all forms (team roster, field tally sheet, final tally sheet, party 
mile/hours) from all leaders at post count dinner. 

Review all completed forms and vet data. Follow up with leaders regarding 
questions and/or omissions of data. 

Tabulate all final tally sheets and party miles/hours and enter into excel 
spreadsheet. 

input all final data into NAS CBC database.
Mail rare bird reports to regional editor.
Secure post-count dinner location for following year and submit deposit.
File all paperwork.

Thanks!

Gordon Beebe
President, Madrone Audubon Society
Santa Rosa
Subject: Pt Reyes 10/29 Am Tree Sparrow No, YG Vireo Yes!
From: "dea freid lemuria AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:49:56 -0700
 

Went down to Pt Reyes in hopes of seeing the Am Tree Sparrow and
whatever else might be there. Made a v quick stop at the downtown
Inverness Park wetland area and saw my first Varied Thrush of the season
high in a tree top. Next stop was Pierce Pt Rd at the Tree Sparrow spot.
I searched for nearly 3 hrs without seeing it. I was joined for part of
the time by Gene and Nancy Hunn. Mark Forney also stopped by to say he
had seen it earlier but it refused to come out for us. Gene and Nancy
left for Abbott's and I left for the outer pt. On the way I stopped at
the RCA trees. About halfway down the driveway, where there is a sm
lupine bush between the lg trees, a bird flew out and landed on the
ground. I stopped and saw a CHIPPING SPARROW. I walked back to this spot
after I parked but couldn't find it again. Other birds included some
continuing CEDAR WAXWINGS and a mixed flock loaded with Ruby-crowned
Kinglets, probably the most I've seen in one spot at one time. 

My next stop was Mendoza and I just gotten out of my truck and started
looking when Dan Singer stopped by and told me of the Yellow-green Vireo
he had found at the Lighthouse and its location. I left right away to go
to the Lighthouse. As I was walking up the road, I saw Jeff Miller
coming down and he said he had been looking for 1 hr with no vireo and
passed the torch to me, so to speak. He also said there was a
Yellow-shafted Flicker up there. The vireo had been described by Dan as
being active for a while then hidden for a while. When I got to the
residence it was of course, inactive and hidden. I wanted to see the
whole yard, the tree in the yard and the hillside in case it had moved.
Since I was the only birder there, I established 4 spots which taken
together, would give me the maximum viewing area. Then I started
spending about 5 min per spot and moving on to the next one etc. I saw
the Yellow-shafted Flicker but no vireo. After a little more than an
hour, I decided I had had enough and was going to make one last pass and
move on. My patience was wearing rather thin at this point, having
searched fruitlessly for 4 hrs for various birds. I said out loud (there
was no one else around) "OK, God, I've spent long enough searching for
these birds, send me something good now!" and then the vireo popped out!
It was in the lupine bushes to the left of the residence (but still in
the yard), left of the ornamental bush planted in the yard that has
purple flowers (which are mostly dried up now) and close to the fence on
the road. It stayed mostly in the lupines, popping out a few times and
then it vanished again. I would describe it as challenging to see except
for when it popped out. It never went into the tree while I was there
(of course, that would be too easy!). It was 3:10 PM when I saw it. I
left after that. Made a few quick stops on my way back but nothing
really noteworthy. Can't complain though because now I have one YG Vireo
for Sonoma County and one for Marin in one migration season! Hope this
one sticks around for people to see tomorrow. Great find, Dan! 

Dea Freid 

Sebastopol 

 
Subject: American Tree Sparrow continues etc 10/29
From: "Logan Kahle logan AT archive.org [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:50:58 -0700
Hi all,
Drove out predawn to the now famous Abbotts Sparrow spot by MM 4.03. 
Mark Forney had the same idea, and we birded together starting around 
6:45. I stayed for the next four hours, and Mark stayed for longer when 
other birders arrived. They have more to add.

The highlight, of course, was refinding Dan's AMERICAN TREE SPARROW in 
the fennel/lupine wash on the east side of the road. It took about three 
hours to find (thanks to Mark for spotting it) and offered about five 
seconds of viewing before tucking up again. Not an easy bird to see. We 
then walked around the fields looking for longspurs and other goodies. 
Other highlights from our search included:
"Aleutian" Cackling Goose-1
Osprey-1
Ferruginous Hawk-3 including one dark morph
Burrowing Owl-1 calling before dawn
Merlin-1
Peregrine Falcon-1
Pacific Wren-1 seemed out-of-place in the lupines
Lapland Longspur-1 to 2 that were NOT associating with the flock of 200 
American Pipits

As I was headed home, I got the word of Dan's great bird at the 
lighthouse. If only I had the time... Oh well.
I did make a "brief" stop at Las Gallinas where I refound the Tropical 
Kingbird in its favored branches. The walk out to the kingbird spot is 
almost a mile. Coordinates for the spot are: 38.031166, -122.503714

Good birding,
Logan Kahle
San Francisco


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Subject: Yellow-green Vireo - Outer Pt. Reyes
From: "Dan Singer dsg2 AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:41:24 -0700
Hi birders,

A Yellow-green Vireo was at the Lighthouse this morning. It was quite confiding 
much of time, working the outer edges of the cypress next to the residence as 
well as the lupine in front of the residence building (below the white fence in 
line with unit C). I was in the area for a couple of hours and it would 
disappear for extended periods before suddenly reappearing. I'll post some 
photos later. 


Dan Singer
San Rafael

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Subject: Eurasian Wigeon at Salmon Creek
From: "brookseabirds AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 29 Oct 2014 14:17:36 -0700
This morning at the mouth of Salmon Creek, among the 65 American Wigeons, there 
was one Eurasian Wigeon. It was at the first curve from the beach. Also, there 
were two Cackling Geese with a group of Canada Geese. 

 

 Orion and Brook OConnor
 Bodega Bay

Subject: Tropical Kingbird
From: "'Jen Comcast' jenmatkin AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:14:43 -0700
I hope these directions are less confusing -  Take the path heading east
straight out from the parking lot all the way to end (past 2 ponds and a 3rd
"dry pond" (field) on the left) to where the path takes a hard left around
the corner.   There is a bench at this corner.  The Tropical Kingbird was
working the field in the corner area, from the pine snags leading up to the
bend in the path to those around the corner to the left.

Here are a couple of high-zoom videos.

 

https://vimeo.com/110394693

 

https://vimeo.com/110394692

 

Jennifer Matkin 

Terra Linda
Subject: Steller's Jays
From: "Wendy Dandridge wendy.dandridge AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:16:48 -0700
Noteworthy only because I've never seen them at my place of employment on Stony 
Point Rd. in South Santa Rosa. There were at least two in a lone oak tree in 
the middle of a large open field behind me, then they flew to an oak in a 
neighboring field and joined at least one more. This was at around 10:30 this 
morning. There could easily have been more, but those were the ones I saw move. 


Wendy Dandridge
Santa Rosa

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Subject: RE: Tropical Kingbird at Las Gallinas
From: "Jennifer Matkin jenmatkin AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:51:16 -0700
Tropical Kingbird still here. Take path straight out past the dry pond - bird 
has been working from snags just around the bend to the left. Thanks Dan! 


Jennifer Matkin
Terra Linda

-----Original Message-----
From: "Len Blumin Len.blumin AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" 
 

Sent: ‎10/‎28/‎2014 9:03 PM
To: "North Bay Birds" 
Cc: "Dan Murphy" 
Subject: [NBB] Tropical Kingbird at Las Gallinas

Relaying a note from Dan Murphy, who many know from San Francisco birding
ventures. Dan and Joan birded Las Gallinas this morning and re-found the
hybrid Cinnamon Teal on Pond #1. Further along their walk a birder put them
another interesting bird, and to paraphrase Dan's note:


"Tropical Kingbird at #3 pond. The bird was in that dead tree at the end of
the last pond right before the path turns left. There were a few House
Finches sharing the tree.  Meadowlarks were on the field.  It was a typical
Tropical Kingbird with bright yellow below extending to the lower throat
that was gray.  The tail was notched and did not have white outer feathers.
The head was gray and the bill was black and pretty stout."

Links below for those who missed the photos of the hybrid male Cinnamon
Teal, which I now think most likely is a Cinnamon Teal x Blue-winged Teal,
a known hybrid. We thought it might be Cinnamon x Green-winged Teal, but
that would be a rather rare occurrence, and one not well documented in the
wild.

http://lenblumin.blogspot.com/ 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lenblumin/

Cheers,
Len Blumin, Mill Valley, California


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Subject: Eastern Alameda County CBC December 19
From: "Jeff Miller jmiller AT biologicaldiversity.org [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:05:02 -0700
You are invited to take part in the sixth Eastern Alameda County Christmas
Bird Count, which is scheduled for Friday, December 19.

 

This Christmas Bird Count in the upper Alameda Creek watershed is sponsored
by the Alameda Creek Alliance and Ohlone Audubon Society.

 

The count circle is in the vicinity of the towns of Sunol, Pleasanton and
Livermore, and includes five East Bay Regional Parks, significant SFPUC
watershed lands, and exciting East Bay birding hotspots such as lower Mines
Road, Sunol Wilderness, Calaveras Reservoir, Lawrence Livermore National
Lab, Sycamore Grove Park and Springtown Preserve. Birders and volunteers
with any level of experience can participate in the Christmas Bird Count.
The count is coordinated with the East Bay Regional Park District, San
Francisco Public Utilities Commission, Livermore Area Recreation & Park
District, and Lawrence Livermore National Lab, to provide maximum access to
significant bird habitats within the count circle.

 

Please join us. You will have a chance to sample the bird life in several
interesting habitats that fit a variety of interests and abilities. You'll
be contributing to the Audubon database and knowledge of the status and
distribution of resident and visiting winter birds and have fun doing it.

 

If you have questions about the count please contact Rich Cimino,
 yellowbilledtours AT gmail.com, (925)
353-0266 - or Jeff Miller,  
Jeff AT alamedacreek.org, (510) 499-9185.

 

For more information:  
http://www.alamedacreek.org/join-volunteer/CBC.php

 

Jeff Miller

Fairfax
Subject: townsend's have returned
From: "Sharon Salisbury daisy44 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:24:27 -0700
I was thrilled to see a beautiful Townsend's in my garden today. I am sure
they have been here for awhile, but haven't been looking, I guess. The GC
sparrows are back, filling the garden with their plaintive, kazoo-like
tunes.

So lovely.

Sharon Salisbury
Mill Valley
Subject: Tropical Kingbird at Las Gallinas
From: "Len Blumin Len.blumin AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:03:15 -0700
Relaying a note from Dan Murphy, who many know from San Francisco birding
ventures. Dan and Joan birded Las Gallinas this morning and re-found the
hybrid Cinnamon Teal on Pond #1. Further along their walk a birder put them
another interesting bird, and to paraphrase Dan's note:


"Tropical Kingbird at #3 pond. The bird was in that dead tree at the end of
the last pond right before the path turns left. There were a few House
Finches sharing the tree.  Meadowlarks were on the field.  It was a typical
Tropical Kingbird with bright yellow below extending to the lower throat
that was gray.  The tail was notched and did not have white outer feathers.
The head was gray and the bill was black and pretty stout."

Links below for those who missed the photos of the hybrid male Cinnamon
Teal, which I now think most likely is a Cinnamon Teal x Blue-winged Teal,
a known hybrid. We thought it might be Cinnamon x Green-winged Teal, but
that would be a rather rare occurrence, and one not well documented in the
wild.

http://lenblumin.blogspot.com/ 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lenblumin/

Cheers,
Len Blumin, Mill Valley, California
Subject: Am Tree Sparrow Marin/Bodega Bay
From: "ruth ruthier AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:30:04 -0700
This morning I traveled to Pt Reyes on Pierce Pt Rd at milemarker 4.03 
just past the Abbotts Lagoon parking area. Took a while but finally got 
great looks at the American Tree Sparrow.  It was in the fennel clump  
just behind the mile marker sign on east side of the road.  This bird 
was beautiful and frosty gray appearance - one the light phase birds?  
Thank Dan Singer for finding this beauty.

Also had other sparrows there -Song, Savannah, White-crowned, 
Golden-crowed, Fox and a Lincoln's.  There were American Pipits flying 
around and I heard Lapland Longspurs in the field ne of the sparrows.

Also saw a big healthy handsome coyote right next to road about 1/2 up 
the road. Had a white tipped tail, unusual for coyotes.

Then headed for Bodega Bay in Sonoma County.  Did a seawatch off Bodega 
Head.  Saw many Surf Scoters but only other seaduck was 1 White-winged 
Scoter.
At the Rich Stallcup observation deck at Doran County Park at extreme 
high tide - there were several thousand shorebirds - including 1 Red 
Knot, 1 Long-billed Dowwitcher (posted numbers on eBird)and several Mew 
Gulls.

Go Giants!
Ruthie Rudesill
Kenwood



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Subject: Bodega Bay - Spotted Sandpiper
From: "brookseabirds AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 27 Oct 2014 21:30:27 -0700
Hello NBBers,
I spotted a Spotted Sandpiper minus any spots this afternoon along the grassy 
shore in the basement area under Diekman's Market in Bodega Bay, presumably a 
juvenile doing the teeters and head jerks and going solo. It moved toward but 
did not join a massive group of shorebirds near the bridge at the entrance of 
Porto Bodega. Seemed to be a high tide at 1:30 pm and that is where most of the 
shorebirds in Bodega Harbor had gathered. 


One Orange-crowned Warbler in the willows. Townsend's Warblers high in the 
cypress. 


To add to the report of Steller's Jays in Sonoma (130 on the move), there were 
53 Steller's Jays trained up and moving above and through the conifers at the 
Jenner Headlands on Octover 24th, Friday. And then again on Saturday, October 
25th at Newell Reserve in Napa our group of five saw 32 Steller's Jays in a 
similar line of movement. 


Brook OConnor
 

Subject: American Tree Sparrow - Point Reyes
From: "Dan Singer dsg2 AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:27:09 -0700
Hi all,

An American Tree Sparrow was along Pierce Point Road this morning near mile 
marker 4.03. It favored the east side of the road about 100 feet past the mile 
marker sign, but I last saw it on the west side. Lots of sparrows to sort 
through. 


The fields west of this area had at least two Lapland Longspurs though my 
impression was there were probably four or five out there with the American 
Pipits. I thought I heard a Chestnut-collared Longspur when I first arrived but 
it was distant and never called again. Also pretty sure I heard a distant 
golden-plover but I never saw that bird either, so perhaps I was just hearing 
things. 


A photo of the ATSP is here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/27623718 AT N06/15646468165/in/photostream/lightbox/


Dan Singer
San Rafael

Subject: Bodega Bay today (Monday Oct. 27)
From: "'Eugene Hunn' enhunn323 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:59:33 -0700
NiBBers,

 

I spent a few hours mid-day today on Bodega Head and at Campbell Cove and
Owl Canyon. Nothing too exotic but lots of things moving about.

Off the Head I observed about 700 Surf Scoters flying south with one
White-winged Scoter plus two large groups of Greater White-fronted Geese
(totaling ca. 500 birds). Maybe 25 loons too far out to be quite sure, plus
a few late Heermann's Gulls moving south and a single Pigeon Guillemot. I
might have seen a group of ca. 10 Black-vented Shearwaters about a mile out
but too far to be certain of anything, even if they were shearwaters.

Lots of Yellow-rumped Warblers at Campbell Cove and Owl Canyon, more Mytles
than Audubons. Lots of White-crowned Sparrows (singing pugetensis/nuttallii
plus what looked to be at least one gambeli); a few Golden-crowned, and a
single Lincoln's, plus at Owl Canyon Fox Sparrows, House Wren, Ruby-crowned
Kinglets, and a Hutton's Vireo.

Still some Elegant Terns off the jetties, maybe 10, plus Common Loons,
Pied-billed, Eared, Horned, and Western Grebes; Greater Scaup, Buffleheads,
and Ruddy Ducks are back.

Gene Hunn

Petaluma
Subject: Re: FOF Pine siskins Southern marin feeder
From: "richard cimino yellowbilledtours AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:58:58 -0700
Today Pine Siskins showed up at our feeders in Larkspur along Corte 
Madera Creek.
We have had Cedar Waxwings in the area for two weeks.
Also we have a Cooper's Hawk making frequent morning visits to the Niven 
Park and Corte Madera Creek area.
Rich Cimino
Larkspur


On 10/27/2014 8:11 AM, Marjorie Siegel masiegel3 AT yahoo.com 
[northbaybirds] wrote:
> The last 2 weeks, feeder has been mobbed by American Goldfinches, a 
> few Lessers. I just now saw several Pine Siskins.
> Marjorie Siegel ,Strawberry neighborhood of Mill Valley near Golden 
> Gate Seminary, Marin County
> 
Subject: Nov 1st - Pelican Dreams - North Bay Premier w/ Judy Irving
From: "sonomanature AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 27 Oct 2014 13:10:41 -0700
Saturday, Nov 1st 7:00PM 
Pelican Dreams - North Bay Premier

Meet guest director Judy Irving and Mark Bittner in person at the Saturday 
premier. The International Bird Rescue team will be on hand. The work of 
Executive Director, Jay Holcomb will be remembered. Perhaps no one on Earth 
contributed more to our understanding of how to save birds harmed by oil spills 
and other environmental disasters than Jay. Sebastiani Theatre, 476 1st Street 
East, Sonoma, Ca 95476 - "Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill" featured at 3PM. 
Adults $10.00, Seniors/Kids $8.00. 

Details at - http://www.sonomabirding.com http://www.sonomabirding.com

tom rusert
sonoma, ca
  

 

Subject: FOF Pine siskins Southern marin feeder
From: "Marjorie Siegel masiegel3 AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:11:26 -0700
The last 2 weeks, feeder has been mobbed by American Goldfinches, a few 
Lessers. I just now saw several Pine Siskins. 

Marjorie Siegel ,Strawberry neighborhood of Mill Valley near Golden Gate 
Seminary, Marin County 
Subject: Sonoma County Youth Team
From: "Lisa Hug lisahug AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 17:52:34 -0700
Hi All,

Yesterday, the new Sonoma County Youth Team did their Big Day for the 
Rich Stallcup Birdathon for PRBO/Point Blue (yes, I know we're late).

We had a fantastic day with phenomenal weather.  We were only rained on 
twice - and both times for less than 5 minutes.

Highlights were starting out with 51 species before 9:00 in the morning 
by taking a beautiful walk around the Laguna Trail - some of it in the 
dark.  We also had a spectacular few hours at Bodega Bay.  The tide was 
very high. The jetty at Doran had 11 Black Oystercatchers and 2 flocks 
of Surfbirds, among other great birds. The shorebirds were glowing on 
the beach.  There were mixed groups of Snowy and Semipalmated Plovers 
feeding on the beach with the bright Sanderlings behind them with a 
backdrop of dark cloud formations and an active sea.

Ellis Creek was lovely at sunset with a brief shower and a bright 
double-rainbow with Sora calling from the marsh.

We ended up with a total of 121 species and a group of very happy young 
birders!

Lisa Hug
Sebastopol


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Subject: Poss Yellow-Billed Magpie in S. Marin County
From: "Ralph McKinnon mckinnon_ralph AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 08:22:52 -0700
Bird seen next to NB 101 200 yards N of Alexander ave exit. On fence running steeply down hillside toward Hwy. Seen briefly while we cruised along at 65mph, but the quick impressions strongly suggest YBMA.

Good luck in locating this infrequent visitor!

Ralph M.



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Subject: BAEA
From: "Kathleen M kamnick AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:26:28 -0800
Hi

An adult Bald Eagle flew into the top of the cypress on Penny Island  
(across from the Jenner Visitor's Center) yesterday (10-25-14)  
morning about 9am.  The weather was blustery with spatters of rain  
and winds gusting to 20mph.

  We spent 2 hours up at the Jenner Headlands Overlook (privately  
held by the Wildlands Conservancy, access by permission only) where  
we tried to do a  Hawkwatch.  It was too windy and too rainy with  
only the resident Red-tails and American Kestrel and a handful of  
Turkey Vultures to be seen.  As the rain increased at noon, we came  
down the hill.

Hooray for the rain!

Kathleen Mugele
Sonoma


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Subject: Outer Point Reyes 10/25/2014
From: "Logan Kahle logan AT archive.org [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 19:04:33 -0700
Hi all,

The conditions seemed pretty good this morning at the outer 
point--southwest winds, rain, etc, so I headed out there predawn. Just 
before reaching the official Outer Point, a little past the Abandoned 
Ranch, there was a BURROWING OWL on a fence post. That would turn out to 
be the best bird for the next several hours...

I went to the lighthouse for sunrise and early morning, and it was about 
as dead as I've ever seen it. No passerine migrants whatsoever, and the 
ocean was completely devoid of life save gulls and a few pelicans.

On to the Fish Docks, which were slightly more active. A birder was 
leaving as I was arriving who'd said he'd seen the perched lesser 
nighthawk (it sounded like in the same spot) but I could not refind it. 
A Brown Creeper and a flyby Green-winged Teal were the only migrants I 
found here.

Nunez was also slow, with the continuing CACKLING GOOSE and Downy 
Woodpecker being the only highlights.

Mendoza was more active, with the continuing PALM WARBLER and 
BLUE-WINGED TEAL, as well as a CHIPPING SPARROW.

Spaletta, weirdly enough, was the most active of all. An out-of-place 
Downy Woodpecker called from the two lone willows by the pond. There was 
a Peregrine Falcon circling overhead, scaring up the multitudes of 
Tricolored Blackbirds. A single Wilson's Snipe was near the pond. A 
group of three and a single PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER flew overhead, calling.

I went up to Spaletta Plateau to see if the Plovers had landed. There 
was one Pacific Golden- on the ground, but the other three must have 
flown farther. I then saw a flock of 60 Black-bellied Plovers with five 
GOLDEN-PLOVERS (presumbaly pacific) mixed in. High tide is probably best 
to look for these flocks.

Drakes Beach had a large lagoon between the parking lot and the beach, 
which hosted a Semipalmated Plover and a few Least Sandpipers. The 
monument had an ORESTERA Subspecies ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER as well as a 
Chestnut-backed Chickadee.

I then decided to go to South Beach, but couldn't find the road. While 
driving by Spaletta Plateau, however, I had the highlight of my day, a 
single PRAIRIE FALCON that flew right over the car. This was becoming 
somewhat of a county nemesis of mine...

Overall, a relatively slow day with not much movement, but I still 
managed to squeeze out 90 species.

Good birding,
Logan Kahle
San Francisco


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Subject: B. Bay Tropical Kingbird from Brook O'Connor
From: "dea freid lemuria AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:19:43 -0700
 

 Posting this for Brook O'Connor: 

"At 4:30 a Tropical Kingbird (TRKI) was at Cheney creek, between south
birdwalk trail (Birdwalk Park off Rt 1) and sewer ponds on fence and in
willows.

Watched the TRKI in that location for maybe a half hour as it worked the
south side willows along the creek, sometimes the fence to the sewer
ponds. Then it flew off over a cypress and across the ponds and I could
not find it again. I am wondering if it might hang out around the hotel
(Bodega Bay Lodge) too as it seemed to be heading in that direction." 

There were a lot of Townsend's Warblers there as well. 

Dea Freid 

Sebastopol 

 
Subject: Black-throated Blue Warbler, Posessed Peregrine Falcon
From: "Natalie McNear MidasVanderhand AT aol.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:37:41 -0700
Hola all,

This afternoon the female BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER was refound at Nunes 
Ranch in Point Reyes. The bird was first spotted at the tops of cypress, after 
which it moved to the shrubs at the back of the grove, giving all of us some 
excellent views. A PALM WARBLER was also present in the cypress. 


The male Black-Throated Blue Warbler was not refound by us at Mendoza Ranch, 
despite two attempts at searching the groves several hours apart. There was a 
very friendly dog at the ranch, however. 


As we stopped at the Mendoza Pond, a PEREGRINE FALCON landed at the water's 
edge and stood there screaming for several minutes. It then waded into the 
water and continued screaming for some time. The most reasonable explanation 
for this behavior is that the bird was at least temporarily possessed by a 
demonic spirit. 


At the fish docks, several Yellow-rumped Warblers and a NASHVILLE WARBLER were 
present in the pines. We did not refind the Lesser Nighthawk that was seen 
earlier this week. 


Good birding,

Natalie McNear
Arcata, CA

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Subject: Las Gallinas Hybrid Cinnamon Teal
From: "Len Blumin Len.blumin AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:00:49 -0700
Pleasant trip around the Las Gallinas water treatment ponds this morning,
highlighted by what appeared to be a hybrid Cinnamon Teal x Green-winged
Teal along the south shore of pond #1, partly obscured by cattail
vegetation. The male duck was dark cinnamon, with black spots on the chest
and flank, and sporting a blue-gray racing stripe on the side of the head,
starting just about the eye and extending back in the manner of the
iridescent green racing stripe of a male Green-winged Teal. The pretty duck
was seen well by our small group, but could not be re-found later.

Photos the the Hybrid Cinnamon Teal
 can be
seen here. You can enlarge them with a click.

Other dabblers included a large number of Green-winged Teals (>100), a few
score of Northern Shovelers and Mallards, and small numbers of Cinnamon
Teals, American Wigeons and Gadwalls. There were about 25 Ruddy Ducks on
pond #3. Good numbers of Yellow-rumped Warblers continue, and about 10
American Pipits were foraging on the mud in several areas around pond #1,
as well as a lone Least Sandpiper. The 30+ Dowitcher sp. flock moved about
a bit in pond #1, as did the Black-necked Stilts and American Avocets. We
heard a Sora along the east end of Pond #1, and some good brief looks at it.

The fields are dry, and Harriers scarce. No White-tailed Kites were found
on an incomplete scan of surrounding fields.

Las Gallinas is at the very end of Smith Ranch Road, north of the McInnis
golf facility and east of the Sanitary District building.

Cheers,Len Blumin, Mill Valley, California
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Subject: Bodega Head
From: "Rob ODonnell rob52849 AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:54:03 +0000 (UTC)
Spent out at Bodega Head this a.m.  Between 9 and 10, I estimate 50 - 60 
Black-vented Shearwaters flying north.  A few in close.  Leading a skein of 
Surf Scoters was a White-winged Scoter.  A few Surfbirds on the rocks 
below.Best,Rob O'DonnellSanta Rosa 
Subject: Steller's Jays
From: "Murray Berner vireocity AT hotmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:57:01 +0000


Birders,
A few Steller's Jays have been flying past this week, indicating something is 
up. This morning at Milton Rd, out in the marsh, grassland and eucalyptus 
groves along the Napa R, 120 jays flew south past the Brazos Bridge at 10:50. 
They milled around some before gathering in the most southerly euc grove on the 
road. At 11:15, as I was looking at ducks, the jays began leaving that grove 
and retreating north. I caught up with them at the bridge, where about 30 jays 
were passing south at the same time the 120 were retracing their earlier route. 
After their passage, I continued north to the corner of Las Amigas/Cuttings 
Wharf Rds where 133 jays went by, leapfrogging from euc grove to grove, 
northbound toward the hills. Several scrub-jays were noted during the last 
encounter. 


Murray Berner
Napa

 		 	   		  
Subject: Las Gallinas Palm Warbler
From: "jenmatkin AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 23 Oct 2014 10:43:28 -0700
Yesterday around 10:45 a.m. there was a very busy Palm Warbler along the path 
winding between the two ponds after the first pond, near the pump station. Some 
amateurish video is at https://vimeo.com/109835396 https://vimeo.com/109835396. 

 

 Jennifer Matkin
 Terra Linda
 

Subject: Cedar Waxwings
From: "gailmacmillan AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 22 Oct 2014 22:33:23 -0700
 
 FOS Waxwings in Lucas Valley...and unfortunately, in the WildCare hospital as 
well! 

  
 Gail MacMillan
 Lucas Valley
Subject: Outer Point Reyes - another Black-throated Blue
From: "Dan Singer dsg2 AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:53:19 -0700
Hi birders,

A female Black-throated Blue Warbler was at the Nunes Ranch this afternoon. 

Good numbers of Myrtle Warbler, Pine Siskin, and Lesser Goldfinch were evident 
at the Lighthouse early this morning and a couple of Black-vented Shearwaters 
were offshore there. 


This afternoon a Prairie Falcon was a pleasant surprise near Drakes Corner. 

Dan Singer
San Rafael

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Subject: Male Black-throated Blue Warbler continues at Pt Reyes
From: "dea freid lemuria AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:40:41 -0700
 

Took me 2 tries and 2 hours but I finally saw it at Mendoza ("B") Ranch
in the last section of tall trees before the 'grove' area. Also there
were 1-2 Palm Warblers, a Hermit Thrush and about a million
Yellow-rumped Warblers. Things are slowing down and the only 'new' bird
I saw was a Nashville Warbler in the Pines at the Fish Docks. Other
birders were around and may have things to post. 

Dea Freid 

Sebastopol 

 
Subject: Bodega Harbour
From: "ruth ruthier AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:45:33 -0700
Went to Bodega Harbour today and hiked part of the Shorttail  Trail on 
Osprey Dr.  No Tropical Kingbirds were sighted there or when  driving 
around.  I checked twice.  Had a dark, dull Palm Warbler land at my feet 
at the beginning of the trail.  Poor thing had a large tick on its 
face...  Also an adult Golden Eagle perched briefly on rocks on the 
ridgeline.  A very dark Red-tailed Hawk also there - the same dark one 
we see at Doran?

Spent some time seawatching from Bodega Head. Not a lot of action.  
Several terns flew by, mostly Elegants but several Forster's and one 
likely Common.  Far out had a dark Shearwater and a Jaeger looking 
Parasitic.   Several Murres and small flocks of Surf Scoter. The sea had 
a very high swell and magnificent waves.  A young Elephant Seal popped 
its head out of the water twice quite near shore.

Go Giants!
Ruth "Bird til I drop" Rudesill
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Subject: Re: Steller's Jay
From: "Marjorie Siegel masiegel3 AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:18:15 -0700
These reports are interesting. The Steller's Jays that inhabited the wooded 
area on Golden Gate Seminary property Strawberry, Mill Valley have dwindled to 
a one individual, two in springtime. (Disappearance has coincided with heavy 
tree cutting). Same goes for Redbreasted Nuthatches and Brown Creepers, but 
that's a topic for a different forum. Marjorie Siegel, Marin County 



On Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:15 PM, "'Denise Hamilton' napabirders AT att.net 
[northbaybirds]"  wrote: 

 


  
I’ve also been reading about the ongoing sightings of Steller’s Jays in 
the  Central Valley (CVbirds)   For the record, seen from my 
house in Napa this morning, had a total of 32 (Not sure if I was there at the 
beginning of the flock or not.)
 
Good birding,
Denise Hamilton
Napa
napabirders AT att.net
 
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Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 1:07 PM
To: North Bay Birds 
Subject: [NBB] Steller's Jay
 



Adding 
to the recent posts of Steller’s Jays, one was just at my fountain here in 
Benicia.  This was the first Steller’s for our yard list, now at 101 
species.  
Good 
birding-
  
Danny 
Swicegood
Benicia, 
CA
Subject: Re: Steller's Jay
From: "'Denise Hamilton' napabirders AT att.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:15:28 -0700
I’ve also been reading about the ongoing sightings of Steller’s Jays in the 
Central Valley (CVbirds) For the record, seen from my house in Napa this 
morning, had a total of 32 (Not sure if I was there at the beginning of the 
flock or not.) 


Good birding,
Denise Hamilton
Napa
napabirders AT att.net

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To: North Bay Birds 
Subject: [NBB] Steller's Jay




Adding to the recent posts of Steller’s Jays, one was just at my fountain 
here in Benicia. This was the first Steller’s for our yard list, now at 101 
species. 


Good birding-

 

Danny Swicegood

Benicia, CA



Subject: Steller's Jay
From: "'Danny Swicegood' dsw860 AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:07:36 -0700
Adding to the recent posts of Steller's Jays, one was just at my fountain
here in Benicia.  This was the first Steller's for our yard list, now at 101
species.  

Good birding-

 

Danny Swicegood

Benicia, CA
Subject: Blackpoll Warbler @ Rodeo Lagoon, Marin Headlands 10/22
From: "William Legge WGDLegge AT aol.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:15:20 -0400
I located a Blackpoll Warbler this morning at Rodeo Lagoon (my second of the 
Fall at this location), midway along the north side of the main lagoon, just on 
the north side of Bunker Road at the 'STOP' sign. The Blackpoll Warbler was 
with a flock of c. 10 Yellow-rumped Warblers and a Townsend's Warbler, 
frequenting the lone cypress tree and adjoining bushes at around 10:45am this 
morning. 


Other migrants encountered from a circuit of the main lagoon today included:

40+ Band-tailed Pigeon - single flock flew SE over the Headlands
1 Nuttall's Woodpecker
2 Say's Phoebe
1 Warbling Vireo - getting late!
100+ Violet-green Swallows - over the lagoon and up Rodeo Valley
1 American Pipit - working the shore of the main lagoon oulet channel.  
2 Townsend's Warblers
Plus plenty of Rudy-crowned Kinglets, Hermit Thrushes and Fox Sparrows.

Eared Grebe numbers are holding steady at 29 on the main lagoon (4 other 
species grebe present on the lagoon - Pied-billed Grebe (1), Horned Grebe (1), 
Western Grebe (2), and a Clark's Grebe). Ducks number and variety continue to 
disappoint with just 2 American Wigeon, beside Mallard. 


Good birding.

William Legge
Mill Valley, CA
wgdlegge AT aol.com












  

  
Subject: 2ND TEST = SORRY
From: "richard cimino yellowbilledtours AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:39:59 -0700
-- 
Subject: TEST
From: "richard cimino yellowbilledtours AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:36:44 -0700
TESTING SETTINGS
-- 
Subject: Black-throated Blue Warblers/Lesser Nighthawk
From: "katherine francone kmfrancone AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:21:56 -0700
As of 3:00pm this afternoon the pair of Black-throated Warblers that were found 
at Mendoza were still present in the trees across from the residence. 

There was still at least one Palm Warbler and a Vesper Sparrow. At the Fish 
Docks the Lesser Nighthawk was still present roosting in the pine trees 

beyond the residence. At the old radio station property there were at least 6 
Golden-crowned Kinglets and 6 Chestnut-backed Chickadees.(rufescens) 

Good Birding.

Kathy Francone

Pt. Richmond
Subject: RE: Bodega Bay Tropical Kingbird continues 10/21
From: "Lisa Hug lisahug AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:33:04 -0700
I went to Short-tail Gulch about 9:30 this morning.  There were 2 
Tropical Kingbirds there then, chasing each other.

There was also a Palm warbler, but that worked its way down the gulch to 
the beach and I think it headed south.

There was also a Ferruginous Hawk overhead.

Lisa Hug
Sebastopol


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Subject: RE: Bodega Bay Tropical Kingbird continues 10/21
From: "'Eugene Hunn' enhunn323 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:24:59 -0700
NiBBers,

 

Dea’s Tropical Kingbird was very cooperative this afternoon at around 4:30 
PM. At first it was on the roof of the garage at 20330 Osprey Dr. just across 
and back up the hill from the Shorttail Gulch trail head. It disappeared 
briefly but then turned up flycatching from the fence line across the street to 
the east, at eye level in perfect light. I watched it there in my scope at up 
to 50x at up to 50 feet away and though the bird did not call I could see the 
primary tip pattern that distinguished Tropical from Couch’s. The longest two 
primaries were closely spaced while the next two were separated by larger gaps. 
A very pretty bird. 


 

Gene Hunn

Petaluma

 

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

Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 1:37 PM
To: North Bay Birds
Subject: [NBB] Bodega Bay Tropical Kingbird continues 10/21

 

  

Made a quick trip up to Shorttail Gulch at 1230 PM today and saw the Kingbird 
again. It was across the street from the trailhead in the tops of small trees 
by the houses. You might have to look around a bit to find it. 


 

Dea Freid

Sebastopol

 


Subject: Bodega Bay Tropical Kingbird continues 10/21
From: "dea freid lemuria AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:36:31 -0700
 

Made a quick trip up to Shorttail Gulch at 1230 PM today and saw the
Kingbird again. It was across the street from the trailhead in the tops
of small trees by the houses. You might have to look around a bit to
find it. 

Dea Freid 

Sebastopol 
 
Subject: Shiloh Park Least Bittern no
From: "ruth ruthier AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:42:12 -0700
Yesterday afternoon, after work, I hiked the Creekside Trail at Shiloh 
Reg Park in Windsor, Sonoma County.  There is a pond about a mile or so 
up this trail -on Pond Trail where Doug Shaw had a Least Bittern a few 
days ago.  There were no birds on the pond.  There is food there 
minnows, frogs, insects.

My consolation prize was a LEWIS'S WOODPECKER was flycatching in the 
oaks to the northeast of the pond!

Shiloh Park is easy access from Hwy 101 in Windosr - take the Shiloh 
exit turn right to the end of the road turn right.  There is a fee but 
also free parking a ways down the road.

Ruth Still Birding Rudesill
Kenwood


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Subject: Re: Brown Booby northern Sonoma County
From: "Diane Hichwa dhichwa AT earthlink.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:31:58 -0700
Sorry, forgot to change Subject line a minute ago.Diane Hichwa
From:  "Diane Hichwa dhichwa AT earthlink.net [northbaybirds]"

Reply-To:  Diane Hichwa 
Date:  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:13:06 -0700
To:  North Bay Birds 
Subject: Brown Booby

 
 
 
 
   

I am passing on a listing from Mendobirds pertinent to Sonoma County:
19 October 2014  SUNDAY    Today (this morning) , Rich Kuehn who lives at
the Sea Ranch (SON) reports that there is a BROWN BOOBY, juvenile, on the
top of Gualala Point island amongst the cormorants, gulls, and Brown
Pelicans.  This area is accessible to the general public via Gualala Point
Regional park.   Gualala Point Island is the first LARGE offshore island you
will come to after leaving the County Park and begin hiking S on the Salal
Loop in the Sea Ranch.
 Keep in mind that I believe the island is actually in Sonoma County  but
is so close to the Mendo County line that if the bird flew north it would
surely cross into Mendocino waters.
 Good Birding.  Reported for Rich Kuehn on Mendobirds by Bob Keiffer
Hopland MEN rjkeiffer AT ucanr.edu     rjkeiffer AT att.net
Today 20 October 2014:  The bird was still on GPI as the sun set, though it
had moved higher amongst the Cormorants.
Though it takes off periodically, due to the high waves and surf, it has
been landing and roosting most often on the lower, mainland side of Gualala
Point Island  it The Brown Booby has been landing such that it would be
visible from Trail Markers #71 - #71A - #72 or if you go thru the Cypress to
Gualala Point and the Rest Stop (all of these are clearly marked on the
current Trails Map) and use either binoculars or a spotting scope to comb
through the birds roosting on GPI.

Reported for Sonoma County by Diane Hichwa   Email:  dhichwa AT earthlink.net

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Subject: Re: Re: Bodega Bay Tropical Kingbird
From: "Diane Hichwa dhichwa AT earthlink.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:13:06 -0700
I am passing on a listing from Mendobirds pertinent to Sonoma County:
19 October 2014  SUNDAY    Today (this morning) , Rich Kuehn who lives at
the Sea Ranch (SON) reports that there is a BROWN BOOBY, juvenile, on the
top of Gualala Point island amongst the cormorants, gulls, and Brown
Pelicans.  This area is accessible to the general public via Gualala Point
Regional park.   Gualala Point Island is the first LARGE offshore island you
will come to after leaving the County Park and begin hiking S on the Salal
Loop in the Sea Ranch.
 Keep in mind that I believe the island is actually in Sonoma County  but
is so close to the Mendo County line that if the bird flew north it would
surely cross into Mendocino waters.
 Good Birding.  Reported for Rich Kuehn on Mendobirds by Bob Keiffer
Hopland MEN rjkeiffer AT ucanr.edu     rjkeiffer AT att.net
Today 20 October 2014:  The bird was still on GPI as the sun set, though it
had moved higher amongst the Cormorants.
Though it takes off periodically, due to the high waves and surf, it has
been landing and roosting most often on the lower, mainland side of Gualala
Point Island  it The Brown Booby has been landing such that it would be
visible from Trail Markers #71 - #71A - #72 or if you go thru the Cypress to
Gualala Point and the Rest Stop (all of these are clearly marked on the
current Trails Map) and use either binoculars or a spotting scope to comb
through the birds roosting on GPI.

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Subject: Re: Bodega Bay Tropical Kingbird
From: "dea freid lemuria AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:29:44 -0700
 

Thanks Colin for posting that link. That's the one I was going to post,
but couldn't do it from work. Anyway, I first saw the bird at 1:30 PM
and attempted to get photos with my camera but couldn't get close
enough. I returned at 5 PM with an unclaimed found camera from work
that's much better than mine. Unfortunately, no one seemed to know much
about how to operate it. The lens was heavy for me to hold still and I
think I guessed wrong on whether the image stabilization feature was on
but I did manage to get one photo where you can at least tell what the
bird is when you look at it full size (I cropped it a lot). It is in the
album "Dea Freid Photos". I wonder how long that bird has been there
for, since this spot isn't visited much by birders and I don't get there
very often at work. There was also a Lincoln's Sparrow there at 5 PM. 

Dea Freid 

Sebastopol 

 
Subject: Another Black-throated Blue warber
From: "Dan Singer dsg2 AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:57:10 -0700
Two Black-throated Blue Warblers, a male and the continuing female, were in the 
cypresses opposite the residences at Mendoza today (outer Point Reyes). 


Dan Singer
San Rafael



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Subject: Bodega Head Red Phalaropes
From: "corvus8x AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 20 Oct 2014 18:19:49 -0700
I did a sea watch at the head today around 1-2 pm. There were around 30 Red 
Phalaropes in winter plumage feeding and traveling southward beyond the large 
breakers. Otherwise kind of quiet. No shearwaters or Jaegers . 5 Elegant Terns 
, 1 Brown Pelican. I Rhino Auklet , I Pigeon Gullimont , a few scoters, 
southbound Common Loons. Passerines at Owl Canyon and other spots was of 
expected species. I did have 4 fly over Barn Swallows at Owl Canyon. Pretty 
late. At Salmon Creek / Chanslor Ranch there were 50 or so Tricolored 
Blackbirds , several Common Mergansers. 30 American Wigeon . 

 

 Back on Thursday Oct 16 ,I was up a Warm Springs Hatchery below Lake Sonoma . 
There was a female Hooded Merganser and a female Common Merganser there among 
the Wood Ducks and other varied dabbling ducks. 

 

 

 Scott Carey, Sebastopol, Ca.
 

 

 

Subject: Re: Bodega Bay Tropical Kingbird
From: "Colin Talcroft ctalcroft AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:47:14 -0700
There's a map and directions to the Shorttail Gulch trailhead on the Pinnacle 
Gulch page on my website, here 


Pinnacle Gulch


In case that's of use to anyone. 

Colin Talcroft
Santa Rosa

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http://www.colintalcroft.com/
Subject: Bodega Bay Tropical Kingbird
From: "dea freid lemuria AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:38:04 -0700
 

This afternoon there is a Tropical Kingbird at the Sonoma County
Regional Parks Shorttail Gulch trailhead in the sm pines and on the
fenceline. This location is on Osprey Dr in the South Harbour
Development off Rt 1. Better directions later. 

Dea Freid 

Sebastopol 
 
Subject: Lesser Nighthawk continues at Pt Reyes Fish Docks
From: "Jeff Miller jmiller AT biologicaldiversity.org [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:16:55 -0700
Posting for Rich Cimino
 
- Jeff Miller
 
Janet Bodle and I arrived at the site of the frequently seen Lesser
Nighthawk at 6:10 AM. The Lesser Nighthawk was first seen at dawn, 6:27 AM
as it left it's roost from the branch in the Pines above the Fish Docks for
a short flight. Then again we saw the Lesser Nighthawk take flight at 6:31
AM, then again it took flight at 6:44 AM. Just before before full light at
7:01 AM the Lesser Nighthawk took flight from the lower branch above the
black top road from the second pine tree. With much better light we were
able to follow the bird's flight with good enough viewing to detail the
buffy flight feathers. This observation was maybe a full minute or minute
and half which was around the lone pine and grassy slope opposite side of
the larger pines.  The heavy rain started at 7:20 AM.

Rich Cimino
Larkspur
Subject: Donations of scopes, binoculars needed for Baja project
From: "david.herrema AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 20 Oct 2014 09:05:12 -0700
Vicky and I recently returned from Bahia de Los Angeles on the Sea of Cortez in 
Baja where we met with old friends Antonio and Bety Resendiz who run the 
Archelon research station. Antonio and Bety spent decades researching and 
protecting sea turtles in the Sea of Cortez. Antonio now is focusing on the 
Bighorn Sheep that live in the mountains around Bahia. With a small government 
stipend he has trained ten residents of the little village to work with him to 
monitor the sheep population, prevent poaching and develop a small tourism 
business to take tourists out in the desert to view the sheep, birds and other 
wildlife. This work protects the sheep, provides a living for local people, and 
develops local stewardship for this unique area. 

 
  
 Antonio asked us if we could solicit donations of used or new spotting scopes 
and binoculars they need for their work. If anyone has any equipment to donate 
or ideas for contacts, please let me know at david.herrema AT yahoo.com 
mailto:david.herrema AT yahoo.com . 

  
 
 I can provide travel info to anyone interested in visiting this area to see 
Yellow-footed Gull, Grey Thrasher, Craveri's Murrelet, Blue-footed Booby, 
Magnificent Frigatebird, etc.; or to snorkel with whale sharks. It’s one long 
day driving down from San Diego but you will see much more in the way of desert 
birds if you overnight at Catavina. 

 

Subject: 10/18 -- Images of Magnolia Warbler, etc
From: "Michael Park dpbot AT earthlink.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:29 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
This is a bit late, but as promised some images are provided from the excursion 
on Sat. 10/18. I may add more images later, but the MAGNOLIA WARBLER can be 
seen in this album: 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/74757345 AT N02/sets/72157648456342579/

The images are noisy, but I was shooting in deep shade.

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Subject: Marin County Sunday pm Lesser Nighthawk
From: "ruth ruthier AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:05:11 -0700
My work schedule has me off on Sunday afternoons for the next 6 weeks, 
so I can bird more!  Went to outer Pt Reyes NS and headed to the Fish 
Docks first. Even though it was late, there was a photographer there so 
I felt my chances were good for a new county bird.  I asked him not to 
tell me where it was, and finally found it(although I saw where he had 
been looking- not sure if I could've found it on my own...)  YES - 
LESSER NIGHTHAWK  Marin Bird # 376   I've never seen one resting before.

At the B Ranch - Mendoza - it was slow but nice warm sunny weather. The 
Great-horned Owl was in the same spot it's been for the last few weeks.  
Finally a warbler flew over the road from the pond side and landed in 
the low cypress branches  PALM WARBLER (western type.)  It stuck around 
awhile and finally moved ne into the brush on the roadside.  A little 
later, heard a Hutton's Vireo and some Yellow-rumped Warblers.  Then 
another warbler appeared - the female BLACK-THR BLUE WARBER! These birds 
flew towards the trees across from the buildings.

In the past month, have observed 215 species and 336 for the year - not 
bad for someone who works full time (until now.)

Ruthie -Bird Until I drop- Rudesill

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Subject: Palm Warbler and raptor show
From: "Lisa Hug lisahug AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:23:13 -0700
Hi All,

This morning, my Petaluma Adults School Class and I walked to Delta Pond 
from Willowside Road in west Santa Rosa.

We found a Palm Warbler at the clearing just before the pond - between 
the large teasel patch and the pond.

When we arrived at the pond, there were originally 2 Peregrine Falcons 
chasing each other.  We then looked at the beautiful flock of American 
White Pelicans fishing and one of the Peregrines came back with a Pigeon 
that it had caught at the nearby dairy farm.  We watched it eat it 
through our scopes and then it was chased off the tree by a Red-tailed 
Hawk.  So, we watched it try to finish it's meal as it sat on the shore 
of the pond, when an adult Bald Eagle chased it off and flew right over 
our heads and back.

We had a good day!

Willowside Road is on the west side of Santa Rosa between 3rd Street and 
Guerneville Road.

10/19/2014

Lisa Hug
Sebastopol, CA


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Subject: Hudeman & Huichica
From: "Matthew Perry somanybirds AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:00:50 -0700
We headed up to Hudeman Slough and Huichica Creek for a change of scenery today 
(after getting rebuffed at Tolay Lake because of their Fall Festival). 
Highlights included kestrels and redtails galore; a shorebird dive-bombing 
peregrine, a kingfisher, two loggerhead shrikes, and an American pipit sitting 
on a power line at Hudeman; two Wilson's snipes foraging together at the pond 
just before Ramal Road turns left near Hudeman; and three FOS Bonaparte's gulls 
at the back of the main pond at Huichica. Huichica also showcased a gaggle of 
hunters testing out pintail stalking techniques and duck calls. No shots were 
fired while we were there. 


Matt Perry and Betsey Finn


Sausalito
Subject: Outer Point Reyes 10/18 continued--LAWRENCE'S GOLDFINCH etc
From: "Michael Park dpbot AT earthlink.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 23:23:06 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
Best New Arrivals: LAWRENCE'S GOLDFINCH (Lighthouse), CINNAMON TEAL (Mendoza), 
CHESTNUT-BACKED CHICKADEE (Drake's Beach, Mendoza) 


Continuing Goodies: LESSER NIGHTHAWK (Fish Docks), hatch-year MAGNOLIA WARBLER 
(Nunes), BLACK-VENTED SHEARWATER (Lighthouse), after-hatch-year female 
BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER (Mendoza) 


-----

Today, I was fortunate to bird with fine company: Durrell Kapan, Logan Kahle 
and Everett Clark. There was quite a difference in style between us and it 
worked well. 


Logan of course with his irrepressible enthusiasm was the catalyst, although 
you couldn't tell from this following appraisal: 


"The Fish Docks at dawn were slow, with the sole exception of an
Orange-crowned Warbler in the pines."

More characteristically he described the scene at the lighthouse:

"[It] was active with flyovers. On the road to the trees, [there were] flocks 
of 

Pine Siskin, Western Bluebird, Lesser Goldfinch, and 
Yellow-rumped Warbler SWARMING OVERHEAD, along with a calling HORNED 
LARK.

"[At] the trees, where a NASHVILLE WARBLER was in the 
cypresses, and a Black-throated Gray, Common Yellowthroat, and Yellow 
Warblers all flew overhead. Offshore, about 20 BLACK-VENTED SHEARWATERS 
continued from yesterday's swarm. As we walked back through the 
cypresses, we picked up on a flyover LAWRENCE'S GOLDFINCH [from its 
characteristic call]. 

Michael and I were able to see it briefly and get some diagnostic field 
marks as if flew over.

-----

Summary of other sightings, some already reported by others

Lighthouse: 6 species of finch! PURPLE FINCH, HOUSE FINCH, PINE SISKIN, all 
three goldfinches 


Nunes (Ranch A): RIDGWAY'S (or subsp. minima) CACKLING GOOSE, hatch-year 
MAGNOLIA WARBLER 


Mendoza (Ranch B), noted by Logan as "relatively active": NASHVILLE WARBLER, 
TENNESSEE WARBLER, all three TEAL sp. 


Spalleta (Ranch C): TRICOLORED BLACKBIRD -- nearly 500 in one flock, back up 
from yesterday. 


Drake's Beach: CHESTNUT-BACKED CHICKADEE (noted by Logan as "rare at the Outer 
Point"), SORA, YELLOW WARBLER 


-----

Concluding words from Logan:

"Overall, {it was] a great day out there with 105 species for the 
Outer Point today. Good birding!"

-----

It is too late to pore through images, process RAW files and create jpeg. So I 
promise to post images tomorrow. 


Last but not least, a quote from Mark Butler to sum up the morning: "The 
weather is good for a movement day." 


That explains the flurry after dawn at the lighthouse where it was originally 
partly cloudly clearing and becoming mostly sunny. 



Michael Park
Berkeley


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Subject: Another Pt Reyes Bird
From: "dea freid lemuria AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 19:05:56 -0700
 

Got off early from work to go to outer Pt Reyes to see the recently
reported goodies and managed to see all the major ones. The Lesser
Nighthawk was a lifer for me! When I was at the Fish Docks no other
birders were there so I had to look really hard to find it. Even knowing
what trees to look in (pines) and that the branch was horizontal, it was
still tough (I didn't realize almost every branch in those trees seems
to be horizontal for part of its length!) but I persevered and
eventually saw it. I hit Nunes ("A" ranch) around 3:30 PM and found an
extremely active MAGNOLIA WARBLER about 2/3 of the way down in the
trees. The side streaks were really faint so I'd say it was a female. I
believe it wasn't seen before or after me so I may have just been in the
right place at the right time for this one. And on an extremely silly
note, I always thought it would be neat to see a Nashville and a Tenn
Warbler together because of their names and this afternoon I saw both on
the same branch! 

Dea Freid 

Sebastopol 

 
Subject: Lesser Nighthawk and more at Outer Point Reyes
From: "roger AT jessupsofdaytona.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 18 Oct 2014 17:33:35 -0700
The Lesser Nighthawk was on the same branch in the Pines at the Fish Docks. 
Others reported seeing it flying at dawn. Mendosa had female Black-throated 
Blue Warbler, Tennessee, Nashville, and a rare outer point Chestnut-backed 
Chickadee. The Chickadee had chestnut flanks, indicating a bird from North of 
Marin County. 

 Roger Harshaw
Subject: Tropical Kingbird
From: "mfollis AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 18 Oct 2014 12:21:57 -0700
On Thur Oct 16, I saw and photographed a Tropical Kingbird in a pasture on HWY1 
on the south end of the Bay. (Confirmed by Lisa Hug). 

 

Subject: RCA Tropical Kingbird
From: "'Bob Battagin' bigfootbob AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 22:15:14 -0700
Hi NBBers,

I couple more birds to add to Logan Kahle’s pile at the Outer Point today.

This morning at the RCA complex there was a TROPICAL KINGBIRD. Go into the main 
building, turn left and follow the asphalt a couple hundred feet to the end. 
The Kingbird was foraging from the fence lines and posts in the fields to the 
south and west. Heather Cameron reported she refound the bird later this 
afternoon at the same location. 


At the Drake’s Beach pond a bunch of birder vagrants and I found a SORA and 
COMMON GALLINULE, as well as heard a VIRGINIA RAIL. 


I noted on the way home that a few diving ducks finally showed up at Nicasio 
Reservoir....19 Ring-necked Ducks and two Greater Scaup. 


Good birding,
Bob Battagin
Woodacre
Subject: Outer Point Reyes 10/17
From: "Logan Kahle logan AT archive.org [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:29:18 -0700
Hi all,
Inspired by STRONG SE winds and reports of recent rarities, I decided to 
head to outer Point Reyes, and spent from 6:30-11:15AM there.

I left early and drove down the road from the Nunez to the Fish Docks at 
6:30, where among all of the Barn Owls constantly flying around a single 
BURROWING OWL flew onto the road and quickly flew off. I proceeded to 
the pines, and at around 7:08 I found the LESSER NIGHTHAWK coursing 
overhead. Awesome. Jeff Miller arrived 5 minutes later and while we 
couldn't refind the nighthawk, the Chestnut-sided Warbler was still 
around in the pines.

Jeff and I proceeded to the lighthouse where a feeding frenzy held at 
least 300 BLACK-VENTED SHEARWATERS! Quite an impressive sight for Marin. 
It's been a while since that's happened! (Mid-1990s I believe). Also, in 
the trees by the residences was a nice HY CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER. Also 
of note were a covey of 15 CALIFORNIA QUAIL in the lupine bowl by the 
residence. There has been a covey of quail around the road to the 
lighthouse for the past several weeks now, but this is the first time 
I've heard of them making it to the actual trees!

On to Nunez, where a Hutton's Vireo was the sole highlight.

Mendoza was happening. While looking in vain for Mike's spiffy find, I 
found a TENNESSEE WARBLER. Jeff and I ran into Dan Singer who signaled 
us to a couple of PALM WARBLERS by the main cypresses. After searching 
for a while longer, I was ready to leave, when I heard Dan calling for 
me. I ran over and was able to see the BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER that 
Dan relocated. It was associating with the WHITE-THROATED SPARROW. Sweet.

Off to Spaletta Plateau where I ran into Jeff Miller again and Mark 
Forney. I got on the Pacific Golden-Plover briefly, but all the plovers 
kept flushing, so it was a challenge. There were also about 20 American 
Pipits, but no goodies mixed in.

At the Spaletta Slop Ponds, there was a Greater Yellowlegs, a 
Semipalmated Plover, and a small flock of Least Sandpipers. I walked 
back to the car, where I heard a Yellow Warbler-like chip coming from 
the cypresses. Walking across the street, I found a hatch-year female 
AMERICAN REDSTART.

I was running very short on time, so my stop at drakes was only 10 
minutes. Still, the monument held a NASHVILLE WARBLER associating with 
an ORESTERA subspecies ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER. At the pond there was a 
lone PALM WARBLER.

Great day at the point. Wish I could've stayed all day! I'm sure others 
will have plenty of other goodies to report....

Good birding,
Logan Kahle
San Francisco


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Subject: Least Bittern Sonoma County Shiloh Ranch Pond 10/17
From: "Doug Shaw dougshaw09 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00:53:25 +0000 (UTC)
Hi All,
 Around 1600 while watching and listening to some frogs in the pond at Shiloh 
Ranch Regional Park I heard a strange coo coo sound and out flew a Least 
Bittern about 30 feet from me. This was aty the west end of the pond. The bird 
had been on the island and flew to the west shore landed for about 2 seconds 
and immediately made a bee line back to the island where is raised its neck 
bittern style and then crunched down and went into the vegetation where it 
called again and I could here it walking around. For the first time in weeks I 
chose not to take my binoculars on my hike .... 

 Note: Saturday, 10/18 Shiloh Ranch parking lot is a designated rest stop for 
the Gourmet Century 62 mile bike ride with approximately 400 riders. 

The park is on Faught Road at the east end of Shiloh Road off of Hwy101 in 
Windsor. The pond is shown on the map kiosk. 2 Miles walking rt. 


Doug Shaw
Santa Rosa, CA, Sonoma County



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Subject: Rodeo Lagoon - Clay-colored Sparrow & Palm Warbler 10/17
From: "William Legge WGDLegge AT aol.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:59:19 -0400
David Wiechers, Jim White and I had a good morning at Rodeo Lagoon (Marin 
Headlands) today. Highlights included a Clay-colored Sparrow in the beach dunes 
- midway along Rodeo Beach/western shore of the main lagoon where the grass 
extends into the beach from the newly fenced off area. We also found our first 
Palm Warbler of the Fall with a mixed flock of Townsend's and Yellow-rumped 
Warblers midway along the north side of the main lagoon, on the north side of 
Bunker Road around the cypress trees just before the road rises steeply, (100 
yards west of the stop sign). 


A Broad-winged Hawk was soaring over Rodeo Valley/Miwok Trail with a Red-tailed 
Hawk mid-morning and there were good number of Violet-green Swallows present 
over the lagoons/Rodeo Valley - we estimated 110+. 


Eared Grebes are still present in good numbers (c. 25-30) but down from their 
recent peak. (Thanks for those of you that commented on their number. It seems 
that a number of observers have been seeing higher than normal numbers in the 
North Bay and beyond this Fall as well). 


Good birding,

William

William Legge
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Subject: 10/16 -- Outer Point Reyes -- New Arrivals and more
From: "Michael Park dpbot AT earthlink.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:29:46 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
New arrivals: LESSER NIGHTHAWK (Fish Docks), BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER (Ranch 
B -- Mendoza) 


I spent the day wandering around Outer Point Reyes. The day started with bang 
at the Fish Docks. When I arrived, both Roger Harshaw and Mark Fourney were 
waiting with a surprise. Even with a clue about a great motionless bird (but 
with identity withheld), it was dificult to see. It was a fun game, and I thank 
Roger and Mark for allowing me to puzzle over the LESSER NIGHTHAWK with them. 


Much later in the afternoon (at about 330 PM) while attempting to locate 
previously reported rare birds, I found an adult female BLACK-THROATED BLUE 
WARBLER foraging low in the cypress across the road from the farm buildings. 


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IMAGES of some of the fun:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/74757345 AT N02/sets/72157648401152540/

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SUMMARY of other sightings

Fish Docks: CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET, RED-BREASTED 
NUTHATCH, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER (subsp. orestera), MYRTLE WARBLER, YELLOW 
WARBLER, RED-NECKED GREBE 


Ranch A (Nunes): SWAINSON'S THRUSH

Ranch B (Mendoza): PALM WARBLER, WHITE-THROATED SPARROW, NASHVILLE WARBLER, 
MYRTLE WARBLER, BLUE-WINGED TEAL 


Spalleta Plateau: PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER (hatch-year)

Ranch C (Spalleta): only a few TRICOLORED BLACKBIRD -- greatly reduced numbers 
from just two days ago when I estimated that the flock had nearly 1,000 
individuals. 


Drakes Beach: BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER

Overall: EARED GREBE in every body of water, AUDUBON'S WARBLER increasing in 
numbers at all locations. 


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Michael Park
Berkeley


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Subject: wonderful film about pelicans
From: "Sharon Salisbury daisy44 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 21:38:26 -0700
Hope I don't get yelled at but I just felt this is a film that all will
enjoy and more importantly will help the pelicans.

http://pelicandreams.com/

Just to make this authentic...seeing lots of pygmy nuthatches, GC sparrow,
WC sparrows, acorn, downy, hairy and nutalls woodpeckers at the feeders and
godwits, killdeer, yellow legs down at Richardson Bay.

Sharon Salisbury
Mill Valley


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