Birdingonthe.Net

Recent Postings from
North Bay Birds

> Home > Mail
> Alerts

Updated on Saturday, January 31 at 07:04 PM EST
The most recently received Mail is at the top.


Barn Owl

31 Jan Santa Rosa, 2 Sapsucker Day ["Robin Winning robinwinning AT icloud.com [northbaybirds]" ]
31 Jan Black Vulture in Bolinas ["courtneybuechert AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
31 Jan BLACK VULTURE in Bolinas ["Ryan DiGaudio rdigaudio AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
31 Jan Re: Dipper in Muir Woods? ["Ryan DiGaudio rdigaudio AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
31 Jan Re: Dipper in Muir Woods? ["DAVID MACKENZIE davem AT microsafe-systems.com [northbaybirds]" ]
31 Jan Occidental Townsend's Solitaire 1/31/15 ["Mike Heffernon mheff AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" ]
31 Jan White-tailed Kite and Golden Eagle numbers ["'Eugene Hunn' enhunn323 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" ]
31 Jan Re: Dipper in Muir Woods? ["Sarah MacLean maclean AT berkeley.edu [northbaybirds]" ]
31 Jan Re: Williamson's Sapsucker - Sonoma County - 1/30/15 ["Logan Kahle logan AT archive.org [northbaybirds]" ]
31 Jan Re: Dipper in Muir Woods? ["Logan Kahle logan AT archive.org [northbaybirds]" ]
30 Jan Las Gallinas Sewer Ponds, Marin Cty-palm warbler, snipe, snow goose ["ANNE HOFF anne2210b AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]" ]
30 Jan Re: Dipper in Muir Woods? ["Rusty Scalf rscalf AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" ]
30 Jan Dipper in Muir Woods? ["Sarah MacLean maclean AT berkeley.edu [northbaybirds]" ]
30 Jan Ferruginous Hawk: Duhig Road, Sonoma Co. ["Daniel Edelstein danieledelstein AT att.net [northbaybirds]" ]
31 Jan Re: Red-naped Sapsucker near Williamson's Sapsucker in Santa Rosa ["David Herrema david.herrema AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
30 Jan Red-naped Sapsucker near Williamson's Sapsucker in Santa Rosa ["whiteouters AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
30 Jan 90 MT Plovers near Faifield also Burrowing Owl ["'Don Reinberg' donreinberg9 AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
30 Jan Hood Mt. today, Jan. 30 ["'Eugene Hunn' enhunn323 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" ]
30 Jan Williamson's Sapsucker - Sonoma County - 1/30/15 ["threereaders AT att.net [northbaybirds]" ]
30 Jan Re: Requesting thoughts about White-tailed Kites & Golden Eagles- se ["Linda Schneider linda.penngrove AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
30 Jan Sapsucker just returned ["Colin ctalcroft AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
30 Jan Re: Williamson's Sapsucker ["Rob ODonnell rob52849 AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
30 Jan Williamson's Sapsucker ["Rob ODonnell rob52849 AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
29 Jan Fwd: Williamson's Sapsucker ["Becky Olsen ryderbird AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" ]
29 Jan Williamson's Sapsucker Santa Rosa ["helen.k AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" ]
29 Jan Santa Rosa Williamson's Sapsucker ["John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [northbaybirds]" ]
29 Jan Tundra Swans ["Dan Nelson birdsurf64 AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
29 Jan Re: Any Recent sightings for Tundra Swan in Sonoma County? ["rita bevans irenenerick AT hotmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
29 Jan Re: Any Recent sightings for Tundra Swan in Sonoma County? ["tony briggs tony.briggs108 AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
29 Jan Varied Thrush in Santa Rosa's Oakmont ["munkeelady AT hotmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
29 Jan Any Recent sightings for Tundra Swan in Sonoma County? ["Doug Shaw dougshaw09 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" ]
29 Jan Fwd: Brown Pelican Gathering ["Dawn soxdawn AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
29 Jan Brown Pelican Gathering ["Dawn soxdawn AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
28 Jan Re: Requesting thoughts about White-tailed Kites & Golden Eagles- seeing ["Jim Gray jazgray AT hotmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
27 Jan Pine Flat Rd today/local feeder ["'Ruth Rudesill' ruthier AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" ]
27 Jan Bodega Bay Monday--late posting ["rosita94598 AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
27 Jan Ross's/Snow Geese, San Pablo Bay NWR ["kerry_83 AT hotmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
27 Jan Napa County, Ross's Goose, Horned Lark ["cdlou37 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" ]
26 Jan Mt. St. Helena today ["'Eugene Hunn' enhunn323 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" ]
26 Jan possible Kumlien's Iceland Gull at Salmon Creek Saturday last ["'Eugene Hunn' enhunn323 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" ]
26 Jan Laguna de Santa Rosa sightings 1/26/15 ["Scott Carey corvus8x AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
26 Jan Ross geese in Napa ["cherryridgebirds AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
25 Jan Ross Goose ["lesliegraeber AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
25 Jan Diekmann's basement today ["dea freid lemuria AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" ]
25 Jan Doran Park, Bodega Bay, Sonoma County ["Denise Herzberg denisevh AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
25 Jan Re: FOS Selasphorus ["'Denise Hamilton' napabirders AT att.net [northbaybirds]" ]
25 Jan Herring Run Fort Baker (10,000 Gulls, 8 Species) ["willjaponicus AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
25 Jan Grizzly Island/Rush Ranch, Solano Cty ["ANNE HOFF anne2210b AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]" ]
25 Jan Richardson bay update- dispersed ["Josiah clark josiah.clark621 AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
25 Jan Re: FOS Selasphorus ["Marjorie Siegel masiegel3 AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
25 Jan Blackies Pasture Tiburon Marin County ["Dawn soxdawn AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
25 Jan Bodega Bay ["Dea Freid lemuria AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" ]
25 Jan Richardson bay!!! ["Josiah clark josiah.clark621 AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
25 Jan FOS Selasphorus ["Margareta Luff luffmar AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
25 Jan Richardson Bay assembly Sun 0845 ["ms masiegel3 AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
25 Jan Sonoma County 1/24 Golden Eagles Short-eared Owl Snow Geese ["Doug Shaw dougshaw09 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" ]
25 Jan Sonoma County Golden Eagles Short-eared Owl Snow Goose ["Doug Shaw dougshaw09 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" ]
24 Jan Bodega Bay area today ["ruth ruthier AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" ]
24 Jan Napa Horned Larks ["catowhee AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
24 Jan Palm Warbler at Las Gallinas ["'Eddie Bartley' eddie AT naturetrip.com [northbaybirds]" ]
24 Jan RROS gull field trip Bodega Head to Jenner ["'Eugene Hunn' enhunn323 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" ]
24 Jan Owls at Muir Woods - respectful, ethical and legal birding reminder ["daphnehatch daphnehatch AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
24 Jan Fort Baker gulls today? ["Steven Tucker talkingtrees80 AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
22 Jan Lost binoculars at Pt. Reyes? ["gdbeebe AT earthlink.net [northbaybirds]" ]
23 Jan Hooded Mergansers Sonoma County and a Lesson In Directions Needed for Postings ["Doug Shaw dougshaw09 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" ]
22 Jan Re: Possible black vulture ["Diane Hichwa dhichwa AT earthlink.net [northbaybirds]" ]
22 Jan Directions to Diekmann's "basement" Bodega Bay ["dea freid lemuria AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" ]
22 Jan RE: Possible black vulture ["'Alvaro Jaramillo' chucao AT coastside.net [northbaybirds]" ]
22 Jan Possible black vulture ["thinkberry AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]
22 Jan Tundra swan Lake Ralphine ["deb AT debdrex.com [northbaybirds]" ]
22 Jan Lucy's Warbler continues at Diekmann's ["Dea Freid lemuria AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" ]
22 Jan second hand report - Fort Baker herring run - Marin Co. ["Dan Singer dsg2 AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]" ]
22 Jan More Mount Hood Regional Park 1/21 ["Doug Shaw dougshaw09 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" ]
22 Jan Mt. St. Helena Jan.21 ["Dan Nelson birdsurf64 AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" ]
22 Jan Hood Mountain Reg Park Sonoma County 1/21 Cassin's Finch Summer Tanager & More ["Doug Shaw dougshaw09 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" ]
21 Jan Ft baker herring run is on! ["Josiah clark josiah.clark621 AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" ]

Subject: Santa Rosa, 2 Sapsucker Day
From: "Robin Winning robinwinning AT icloud.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:33:34 -0800
Hi All,
On my week-end walk around Lake Ralphine and Spring Lake this morning, I saw a 
RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER in the scrub to the west of the Lion’s Club Bridge at 
the southeast end of the lake (i.e., if you go around the bridge, instead of 
over it). Later, we headed over to the Flamingo Hotel to find the 
WILLIAMSON’S SAPSUCKER, who was easy to see, working very hard on her bit of 
trunk. Front desk was very welcoming. 


Enjoy the warm weather!

//Robin

------------------------------------
Posted by: Robin Winning 
------------------------------------

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: Black Vulture in Bolinas
From: "courtneybuechert AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 31 Jan 2015 14:52:44 -0800
Howdy.
 

 At 11:30 am I had a Black Vulture at the intersection of Horeshoe Hill Road 
and Olema Bolinas Road (I pulled over at the fruit stand to watch it). 

 

 It flew from the Eucs on the west side of the intersection above the road 
towards the lagoon, spun around then flew back west, past the Eucs and beyond 
towards the mesa. 

 

 While driving up, I noticed a vulture flying with shallow, rapid wingbeats 
that were punctuated with brief glides (akin to a Red-Shouldered Hawk). It was 
generally smaller/more compact than a Turkey Vulture with broad wings, a short 
wide tail and its feet hung below the tail (making it seem like they extended 
beyond the tail when seen from the rear). The broad wings and short tail also 
accented a "long-headed" vibe. Even before I stopped the car I could see 
silvery/white flashes in the underside of the primaries contrasting with matte 
dark in the rest of the underwing. 

 

 Having seen Black Vultures many times before, I immediately pulled over and 
got the bins out to look at it. 

 

 With the bins (and since it was only about 30 yards over head), I could see 
everything really well. In addition to confirming all the features mentioned, I 
could also see the matte gray skin of the head and the long, thin shape of the 
bill and head overall.. The shape of the head made the contrast from the 
feather collar pretty distinct. As it was heading back west towards the mesa, I 
could see even better they way that it held its feet dangling loosely below its 
tail and as it banked it did that funny leg kicking or "running in the air" 
thing that I've seen Black Vultures do. 

 

 I am aware of the recent notes about a possible Black Vulture knocking around 
Southern Marin but didn't think twice about them until this morning. 

 

 Sorry for not posting right away but I went surfing and didn't get back to 
technology until now. 

 

 Courtney Buechert
 Corte Madera
Subject: BLACK VULTURE in Bolinas
From: "Ryan DiGaudio rdigaudio AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 22:32:53 +0000 (UTC)
Birders,

Between 12:30 and 2:00 today a BLACK VULTURE has been spotted numerous times 
soaring in and around Bolinas. It was last seen about 20 minutes ago soaring 
over the Gospel Flats / Star Route Farm fields along Olema-Bolinas Rd near the 
entrance of town. It's probably still around... Somewhere. Good luck and 
hopefully it sticks around.  


Ryan DiGaudio
Bolinas CA
Subject: Re: Dipper in Muir Woods?
From: "Ryan DiGaudio rdigaudio AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:27:33 -0800




Subject: Re: Dipper in Muir Woods?
From: "DAVID MACKENZIE davem AT microsafe-systems.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:59:45 +0000




Subject: Occidental Townsend's Solitaire 1/31/15
From: "Mike Heffernon mheff AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:22:44 -0800
Hey Birders,

I took a break 10 minutes ago from the never-ending pruning, sat on the porch 
with a Guyaki to watch the feeders for a sec, and a Townsend's Solitaire landed 
in one of the apple trees 50' away. In the second before I grabbed my 
binoculars I thought mockingbird, but it remained perched for at least a full 
minute and it was clearly the solitaire, with eye ring, coverts, etc. It then 
continued south. First time I've seen one in the county and yard bird #114. 
Nice break from pruning. 


Good birding,

Mike Heffernon
Occidental
> 
> Reply via web post • Reply to sender • Reply to group • Start a New 
Topic • 

> VISIT YOUR GROUP New Members 8 New Photos 4
> • Privacy • Unsubscribe • Terms of Use 
> .
>  
> 
> 
Subject: White-tailed Kite and Golden Eagle numbers
From: "'Eugene Hunn' enhunn323 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:32:01 -0800
NiBBers,

 

The tallies for White-tailed Kite and Golden Eagle for the Sonoma Valley CBC
were definitely low this winter. We counted 36 kites which is 50% of the
preceding nine-year average and a new all-time low (versus the record high
of 118). We recorded four Golden Eagles, 56% of the preceding nine-year
average and the lowest total since the first two years of the count.

 

Gene Hunn

Petaluma
Subject: Re: Dipper in Muir Woods?
From: "Sarah MacLean maclean AT berkeley.edu [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:49:58 -0800
Thank you all for the feedback!

I can say with high confidence that this was not a Varied Thrush. Just a few 
yards down the path I enjoyed watching a pair of thrushes tussle briefly 
through the bushes and out onto the streambed. The more subdued markings of the 
female were very noticeable, even in the low light (this was about 5:30pm). 
Additionally, the bird I saw had the wrong body shape for a Varied Thrush - 
much more like a Pacific Wren, what with a squat head sort of tucked into the 
body, and the short tail notched up slightly. But the size was 2-3x that of a 
Pacific Wren (a judgement I only feel confident in because it appeared so close 
to me, no more than ten feet). It landed in the open for maybe 3 seconds. So a 
brief view, but I have high confidence that it was, in fact, a dipper. 


The more I reflect, the more I think the bird might have been settling into the 
streamside vegetation for the night (they have to sleep somewhere, right?). 
It's fascinating to think how far these birds might wandering from their usual 
haunts without our realizing it. I study bird spatial ecology, so I really get 
a kick out of this sort of thing! Seeing a dipper at an Oakland fountain, as 
Rusty describes, sounds like it would be an incredible treat. 


Sarah MacLean
Berkeley

On Jan 31, 2015, at 12:33 AM, Logan Kahle  wrote:

> Sarah and All,
> I do not know how low the light was or how brief your observation of the bird 
was, but I wanted to suggest Varied Thrush as a possible alternative. This 
could lead to gray or brown appearance, plumpness, short-tailedness, etc 

> I saw the Dipper at Shafter Bridge about a week ago, and while searching 
there were many Varied Thrushes acting exactly as you described, on or near to 
the edge of the stream, in vegetation or rocks. I personally would be surprised 
to hear of a Dipper enter a bush. 

> Rusty is right that Dippers do move and are somewhat "migratory" (if that is 
the right word) or at least move elevationally and occasionally across 
stretches of odd habitat, though they are still extremely rare in Marin county 
especially south to Muir Woods, so a more common candidate like Varied Thrush 
should first be fully eliminated. Of course it is also possible you saw a 
Dipper acting as you described, but I personally thought the behavioral 
patterns better fit Varied Thrush. 

> Good birding,
> Logan Kahle
> San Francisco
> 
> On 1/30/15 9:17 PM, Sarah MacLean maclean AT berkeley.edu [northbaybirds] wrote:
>> I did some owling in Muir Woods tonight, but before loosing the light I had 
what seemed to me an odd sighting - I startled a bird out of the brush beside 
the stream, only about 50 yards in from the entry gate. It offered only a brief 
look before disappearing down the stream, but the plump body, stubby tail, and 
unmarked brown plumage were classic AMERICAN DIPPER. 

>> 
>> The location and behavior seemed odd to me for a dipper, and there don't 
appear to be other sightings of this species for this location in eBird. I was 
wondering if anyone else has seen dippers in Muir Woods, or how common it is 
for them to be skulking in the vegetation as opposed to hopping along the water 
(perhaps it was settling in to roost for the night?) 

>> 
>> Sarah MacLean
>> Berkeley
>> 
>> 
> 
> 
Subject: Re: Williamson's Sapsucker - Sonoma County - 1/30/15
From: "Logan Kahle logan AT archive.org [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:14:04 -0800
Willy Sap still here in tall conifer. 
Good birding,
Logan Kahle
San Francisco

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 30, 2015, at 1:53 PM, "threereaders AT att.net [northbaybirds]" 
 wrote: 

> 
> The female Williamson's Sapsucker continued in the conifer by the pool at the 
Flamingo Hotel in Santa Rosa from 12:20 to 1:05 pm today when I left. 

> 
> 
> 
> Alan Wight
> 
> Petaluma, CA
> 
> 
Subject: Re: Dipper in Muir Woods?
From: "Logan Kahle logan AT archive.org [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:33:01 -0800
Sarah and All,
I do not know how low the light was or how brief your observation of the 
bird was, but I wanted to suggest Varied Thrush as a possible 
alternative. This could lead to gray or brown appearance, plumpness, 
short-tailedness, etc
I saw the Dipper at Shafter Bridge about a week ago, and while searching 
there were many Varied Thrushes acting exactly as you described, on or 
near to the edge of the stream, in vegetation or rocks. I personally 
would be surprised to hear of a Dipper enter a bush.
Rusty is right that Dippers do move and are somewhat "migratory" (if 
that is the right word) or at least move elevationally and occasionally 
across stretches of odd habitat, though they are still extremely rare in 
Marin county especially south to Muir Woods, so a more common candidate 
like Varied Thrush should first be fully eliminated. Of course it is 
also possible you saw a Dipper acting as you described, but I personally 
thought the behavioral patterns better fit Varied Thrush.
Good birding,
Logan Kahle
San Francisco

On 1/30/15 9:17 PM, Sarah MacLean maclean AT berkeley.edu [northbaybirds] 
wrote:
>
> I did some owling in Muir Woods tonight, but before loosing the light 
> I had what seemed to me an odd sighting - I startled a bird out of the 
> brush beside the stream, only about 50 yards in from the entry gate. 
> It offered only a brief look before disappearing down the stream, but 
> the plump body, stubby tail, and unmarked brown plumage were classic 
> AMERICAN DIPPER.
>
> The location and behavior seemed odd to me for a dipper, and there 
> don't appear to be other sightings of this species for this location 
> in eBird. I was wondering if anyone else has seen dippers in Muir 
> Woods, or how common it is for them to be skulking in the vegetation 
> as opposed to hopping along the water (perhaps it was settling in to 
> roost for the night?)
>
> Sarah MacLean
> Berkeley
>
> 
Subject: Las Gallinas Sewer Ponds, Marin Cty-palm warbler, snipe, snow goose
From: "ANNE HOFF anne2210b AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:43:20 -0800
Hello Birders,
The Golden Gate Audubon Beginning Birding class members were fascinated to see 
9 species of ducks, both minima and Aleutian cackling geese, a Wilson's snipe, 
and a sora, among a total of 50 species. The early birders also got to see the 
palm warbler at the three picnic tables immediately on the left after crossing 
the bridge from the parking lot, as previously reported. 


In addition, a single juvenile snow goose was in the flooded fields along the 
drive out of parking lot. 


Anne Hoff
Martinez, Contra Costa County
Subject: Re: Dipper in Muir Woods?
From: "Rusty Scalf rscalf AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:23:21 -0800
In 1987 I saw a Dipper at a fountain at Mountain View Cemetery in 
Oakland, CA
I think they disperse more than people realize.

    Rusty Scalf
    Berkeley


> I did some owling in Muir Woods tonight, but before loosing the light 
> I had what seemed to me an odd sighting - I startled a bird out of the 
> brush beside the stream, only about 50 yards in from the entry gate. 
> It offered only a brief look before disappearing down the stream, but 
> the plump body, stubby tail, and unmarked brown plumage were classic 
> AMERICAN DIPPER.
>
> The location and behavior seemed odd to me for a dipper, and there 
> don't appear to be other sightings of this species for this location 
> in eBird. I was wondering if anyone else has seen dippers in Muir 
> Woods, or how common it is for them to be skulking in the vegetation 
> as opposed to hopping along the water (perhaps it was settling in to 
> roost for the night?)
>
> Sarah MacLean
> Berkeley
>
> 
Subject: Dipper in Muir Woods?
From: "Sarah MacLean maclean AT berkeley.edu [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:17:54 -0800
I did some owling in Muir Woods tonight, but before loosing the light I had 
what seemed to me an odd sighting - I startled a bird out of the brush beside 
the stream, only about 50 yards in from the entry gate. It offered only a brief 
look before disappearing down the stream, but the plump body, stubby tail, and 
unmarked brown plumage were classic AMERICAN DIPPER. 


The location and behavior seemed odd to me for a dipper, and there don't appear 
to be other sightings of this species for this location in eBird. I was 
wondering if anyone else has seen dippers in Muir Woods, or how common it is 
for them to be skulking in the vegetation as opposed to hopping along the water 
(perhaps it was settling in to roost for the night?) 


Sarah MacLean
Berkeley

------------------------------------
Posted by: Sarah MacLean 
------------------------------------

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: Ferruginous Hawk: Duhig Road, Sonoma Co.
From: "Daniel Edelstein danieledelstein AT att.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:56:53 -0800
Today, while leading a Marin Audubon Society walk, I was pleased to spot 
two FERRUGINOUS HAWK in the plowed field next to the parking lot at the end of
Duhig Road (where it meets Hudeman Slough).

For directions, please see:


https://www.google.com/maps/search/Highway+121,+Ramal+Road/ AT 38.2363146,-122.352189,13z 
 


Earlier at Scaggs Road off Highway 37, we were largely fogged out, though it 
cleared periodically to allow 

fine looks at common shorebird and duck family members.

Regards,

Daniel Edelstein
Novato, CA 

warblerwatch.com 








Subject: Re: Red-naped Sapsucker near Williamson's Sapsucker in Santa Rosa
From: "David Herrema david.herrema AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 03:04:21 +0000 (UTC)
Only a couple of more sightings and we can get the Flamingo Hotel designated an 
Important Bird Area..   


 On Friday, January 30, 2015 6:44 PM, "whiteouters AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" 
 wrote: 

   

   Amber Transou and I birded the Santa Rosa Creek Trail from near the 
Flamingo Hotel and found a male RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER. From the Flamingo Hotel, 
where the Williamson's Sapsucker continued today, cross Fourth Street on 
Farmers Lane and find the trail head that follows Santa Rosa Creek upstream. 
The bird was observed foraging in the riparian, in several alders and 
cottonwoods, only about a five minute walk from the junction of Farmer's Lane 
and Fourth Street. This is about a ten-minute walk from the Flamingo Hotel. 
Between the trail and the creek there are two Alder snags with a common trunk, 
which is where the bird was first seen and may serve as a landmark.The bird 
showed the characteristic sapsucker white wing patches, red on nape and top of 
head, and solid red throat bordered by black on upper breast.  

Cheers,
Sean McAllister #yiv7532790164 #yiv7532790164 -- #yiv7532790164ygrp-mkp 
{border:1px solid #d8d8d8;font-family:Arial;margin:10px 0;padding:0 
10px;}#yiv7532790164 #yiv7532790164ygrp-mkp hr {border:1px solid 
#d8d8d8;}#yiv7532790164 #yiv7532790164ygrp-mkp #yiv7532790164hd 
{color:#628c2a;font-size:85%;font-weight:700;line-height:122%;margin:10px 
0;}#yiv7532790164 #yiv7532790164ygrp-mkp #yiv7532790164ads 
{margin-bottom:10px;}#yiv7532790164 #yiv7532790164ygrp-mkp .yiv7532790164ad 
{padding:0 0;}#yiv7532790164 #yiv7532790164ygrp-mkp .yiv7532790164ad p 
{margin:0;}#yiv7532790164 #yiv7532790164ygrp-mkp .yiv7532790164ad a 
{color:#0000ff;text-decoration:none;}#yiv7532790164 #yiv7532790164ygrp-sponsor 
#yiv7532790164ygrp-lc {font-family:Arial;}#yiv7532790164 
#yiv7532790164ygrp-sponsor #yiv7532790164ygrp-lc #yiv7532790164hd {margin:10px 
0px;font-weight:700;font-size:78%;line-height:122%;}#yiv7532790164 
#yiv7532790164ygrp-sponsor #yiv7532790164ygrp-lc .yiv7532790164ad 
{margin-bottom:10px;padding:0 0;}#yiv7532790164 #yiv7532790164actions 
{font-family:Verdana;font-size:11px;padding:10px 0;}#yiv7532790164 
#yiv7532790164activity 
{background-color:#e0ecee;float:left;font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;padding:10px;}#yiv7532790164 
#yiv7532790164activity span {font-weight:700;}#yiv7532790164 
#yiv7532790164activity span:first-child 
{text-transform:uppercase;}#yiv7532790164 #yiv7532790164activity span a 
{color:#5085b6;text-decoration:none;}#yiv7532790164 #yiv7532790164activity span 
span {color:#ff7900;}#yiv7532790164 #yiv7532790164activity span 
.yiv7532790164underline {text-decoration:underline;}#yiv7532790164 
.yiv7532790164attach 
{clear:both;display:table;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;padding:10px 
0;width:400px;}#yiv7532790164 .yiv7532790164attach div a 
{text-decoration:none;}#yiv7532790164 .yiv7532790164attach img 
{border:none;padding-right:5px;}#yiv7532790164 .yiv7532790164attach label 
{display:block;margin-bottom:5px;}#yiv7532790164 .yiv7532790164attach label a 
{text-decoration:none;}#yiv7532790164 blockquote {margin:0 0 0 
4px;}#yiv7532790164 .yiv7532790164bold 
{font-family:Arial;font-size:13px;font-weight:700;}#yiv7532790164 
.yiv7532790164bold a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv7532790164 dd.yiv7532790164last 
p a {font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}#yiv7532790164 dd.yiv7532790164last p 
span {margin-right:10px;font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}#yiv7532790164 
dd.yiv7532790164last p span.yiv7532790164yshortcuts 
{margin-right:0;}#yiv7532790164 div.yiv7532790164attach-table div div a 
{text-decoration:none;}#yiv7532790164 div.yiv7532790164attach-table 
{width:400px;}#yiv7532790164 div.yiv7532790164file-title a, #yiv7532790164 
div.yiv7532790164file-title a:active, #yiv7532790164 
div.yiv7532790164file-title a:hover, #yiv7532790164 div.yiv7532790164file-title 
a:visited {text-decoration:none;}#yiv7532790164 div.yiv7532790164photo-title a, 
#yiv7532790164 div.yiv7532790164photo-title a:active, #yiv7532790164 
div.yiv7532790164photo-title a:hover, #yiv7532790164 
div.yiv7532790164photo-title a:visited {text-decoration:none;}#yiv7532790164 
div#yiv7532790164ygrp-mlmsg #yiv7532790164ygrp-msg p a 
span.yiv7532790164yshortcuts 
{font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;font-weight:normal;}#yiv7532790164 
.yiv7532790164green {color:#628c2a;}#yiv7532790164 .yiv7532790164MsoNormal 
{margin:0 0 0 0;}#yiv7532790164 o {font-size:0;}#yiv7532790164 
#yiv7532790164photos div {float:left;width:72px;}#yiv7532790164 
#yiv7532790164photos div div {border:1px solid 
#666666;height:62px;overflow:hidden;width:62px;}#yiv7532790164 
#yiv7532790164photos div label 
{color:#666666;font-size:10px;overflow:hidden;text-align:center;white-space:nowrap;width:64px;}#yiv7532790164 
#yiv7532790164reco-category {font-size:77%;}#yiv7532790164 
#yiv7532790164reco-desc {font-size:77%;}#yiv7532790164 .yiv7532790164replbq 
{margin:4px;}#yiv7532790164 #yiv7532790164ygrp-actbar div a:first-child 
{margin-right:2px;padding-right:5px;}#yiv7532790164 #yiv7532790164ygrp-mlmsg 
{font-size:13px;font-family:Arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}#yiv7532790164 
#yiv7532790164ygrp-mlmsg table {font-size:inherit;font:100%;}#yiv7532790164 
#yiv7532790164ygrp-mlmsg select, #yiv7532790164 input, #yiv7532790164 textarea 
{font:99% Arial, Helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}#yiv7532790164 
#yiv7532790164ygrp-mlmsg pre, #yiv7532790164 code {font:115% 
monospace;}#yiv7532790164 #yiv7532790164ygrp-mlmsg * 
{line-height:1.22em;}#yiv7532790164 #yiv7532790164ygrp-mlmsg #yiv7532790164logo 
{padding-bottom:10px;}#yiv7532790164 #yiv7532790164ygrp-msg p a 
{font-family:Verdana;}#yiv7532790164 #yiv7532790164ygrp-msg 
p#yiv7532790164attach-count span {color:#1E66AE;font-weight:700;}#yiv7532790164 
#yiv7532790164ygrp-reco #yiv7532790164reco-head 
{color:#ff7900;font-weight:700;}#yiv7532790164 #yiv7532790164ygrp-reco 
{margin-bottom:20px;padding:0px;}#yiv7532790164 #yiv7532790164ygrp-sponsor 
#yiv7532790164ov li a {font-size:130%;text-decoration:none;}#yiv7532790164 
#yiv7532790164ygrp-sponsor #yiv7532790164ov li 
{font-size:77%;list-style-type:square;padding:6px 0;}#yiv7532790164 
#yiv7532790164ygrp-sponsor #yiv7532790164ov ul {margin:0;padding:0 0 0 
8px;}#yiv7532790164 #yiv7532790164ygrp-text 
{font-family:Georgia;}#yiv7532790164 #yiv7532790164ygrp-text p {margin:0 0 1em 
0;}#yiv7532790164 #yiv7532790164ygrp-text tt {font-size:120%;}#yiv7532790164 
#yiv7532790164ygrp-vital ul li:last-child {border-right:none 
!important;}#yiv7532790164 


   
Subject: Red-naped Sapsucker near Williamson's Sapsucker in Santa Rosa
From: "whiteouters AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 30 Jan 2015 18:44:19 -0800
Amber Transou and I birded the Santa Rosa Creek Trail from near the Flamingo 
Hotel and found a male RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER. From the Flamingo Hotel, where the 
Williamson's Sapsucker continued today, cross Fourth Street on Farmers Lane and 
find the trail head that follows Santa Rosa Creek upstream. The bird was 
observed foraging in the riparian, in several alders and cottonwoods, only 
about a five minute walk from the junction of Farmer's Lane and Fourth Street. 
This is about a ten-minute walk from the Flamingo Hotel. Between the trail and 
the creek there are two Alder snags with a common trunk, which is where the 
bird was first seen and may serve as a landmark. 

 The bird showed the characteristic sapsucker white wing patches, red on nape 
and top of head, and solid red throat bordered by black on upper breast. 

 

 Cheers,
 

 Sean McAllister
Subject: 90 MT Plovers near Faifield also Burrowing Owl
From: "'Don Reinberg' donreinberg9 AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:52:12 -0800
Today at around 11 am the Mt. Plovers were happily foraging within good scope 
views in the NE field of Flannery and Robinson Road. 


From Hi 80 take Hi 12 East to Hi 112. Go North to Flannery,East to Robinson. In 
the SE corner of the field look for a large circular bare spot at 50 meters to 
the S and you may see the Burrowing Owl sitting there. 


Turn onto Robinson and go North 3/10th mile to the “Yellow left arrow” 
hiway sign and scan the field to the South for the flock of Mt. Plovers in the 
short grass in front of the sheep. 


Good birding!!

Don
Subject: Hood Mt. today, Jan. 30
From: "'Eugene Hunn' enhunn323 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:11:30 -0800
NiBBers,

 

After checking in with the Williamsons Sapsucker at the Flamingo in Santa
Rosa, Nancy and I hiked to the summit of Hood Mt. via the Pythian Road
entrance. Best birds were two TOWNSENDS SOLITAIRES calling north of the
ridge along the Panorama Ranch Trail and a single, silent adult male
apparent CASSINS FINCH at the Knights Retreat junction with the Orchard
Meadow Trail. The bird perched on a high snag facing  left so I could see a
clean white belly and rosy pink breast plus the general shape of the bird,
though it was too far and at an angle that precluded any more detail. It
then flew off and was unresponsive.



The Williamsons Sapsucker was my 199th county year bird and a
Golden-crowned Kinglet made it 201 with one day left to go!

 

Gene Hunn

Petaluma
Subject: Williamson's Sapsucker - Sonoma County - 1/30/15
From: "threereaders AT att.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 30 Jan 2015 13:53:32 -0800
The female Williamson's Sapsucker continued in the conifer by the pool at the 
Flamingo Hotel in Santa Rosa from 12:20 to 1:05 pm today when I left. 

 

 Alan Wight
 Petaluma, CA
Subject: Re: Requesting thoughts about White-tailed Kites & Golden Eagles- se
From: "Linda Schneider linda.penngrove AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:12:40 -0800
I had been meaning to post a query about white-tailed kites myself.  They
are normally fairly common/abundant in southern Sonoma County and frequent
the same spots year round; there is a pair in my neighborhood (they have
regularly fledged 2 broods a season for many years), a pair in the park
(Crane Creek Regional Park) where I walk most days, and numerous
individuals that I regularly see around the area.  For at least the past
month though, and probably quite a bit more, I hadn't seen or heard a
single one anywhere.  I was wondering what could have wiped out every kite
in the area without touching the other raptors--I continue to see Red-tail
hawks, red-shouldered hawks, kestrels and harriers as often as ever and in
all the usual spots.  Then this morning on my walk in Crane Creek, there
were two kites perched together in an oak.  Later, as the fog lifted, I saw
them hunting & heard their calls.  I'll be curious to see if the others
reappear . . .  Does anyone have ideas on what is going on with them?

Also, there is a yellow-rumped warbler that is in his second week of
zealously patrolling my front-yard feeders--he's extremely serious (however
unsuccessful) about keeping the other birds away, even trying to take
control of the hummingbird feeder.  I haven't seen them being so
territorial or staying around so long before--is this typical behavior?

thanks for your thoughts,
Linda Schneider, Penngrove, Sonoma Co.
Subject: Sapsucker just returned
From: "Colin ctalcroft AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:43:54 -0800
Sapsucker back at 10:35. Still present

Colin

Sent from my iPhone

On Jan 26, 2015, at 5:26 PM, "'Eugene Hunn' enhunn323 AT comcast.net 
[northbaybirds]"  wrote: 


> NiBBers,
> 
>  
> 
> I made the pilgrimage to the summit of Mt. St. Helena today. Almost too warm. 
Is this really January? Pray for rain. But it was a beautiful day with 
expansive views from the summit, northeast at least to Mt. Lassen. 

> 
>  
> 
> I spent two hours in the Sonoma County patch up there (between the middle and 
“North,” actually west, summit). At least four WHITE-THROATED SWIFTS soared 
over chattering. I spotted a distant CANYON WREN at the top but could elicit no 
vocalizations. There were thrushes galore: 20 or 30 Varied, 5 Hermit, 5 
American Robins, and 10 TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRES. One CALIFORNIA THRASHER sang 
on the middle summit right on the county line. I was able to see one 
“THICK-BILLED” FOX SPARROW, the form that seems most common in winter up 
here, likely from the northern coastal mountain breeding population. Also 
noted, Steller’s and Western Scrub Jays, Wrentits, Bewick’s Wrens, an adult 
Sharp-shinned Hawk, and a Turkey Vulture. 

> 
>  
> 
> No sign of the nutcrackers reported previously. They appear to have moved on.
> 
>  
> 
> Gene Hunn
> 
> Petaluma
> 
> 
Subject: Re: Williamson's Sapsucker
From: "Rob ODonnell rob52849 AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:31:40 +0000 (UTC)
For all not familiar with the area, I forgot to post a few things.  
The bird was found at the Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa,  2777 Fourth 
Street, Santa Rosa, CA. They also have a nice bar and friendly staff to help 
celebrate your new county bird!   

Rob O'DonnellSanta RosaSonoma County
Subject: Williamson's Sapsucker
From: "Rob ODonnell rob52849 AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:21:15 +0000 (UTC)
Here are a few photos of the Williamson's Sapsucker found at the Flamingo 
Conference Resort and Spa.  Head light brown; shoulders, back, wings and tail 
barred black and white; throat light streaking; chest, belly and flanks barred; 
chest had very light yellowish wash; white rump. The bird was about twenty feet 
above the ground, focused on drilling/tapping holes across the trunk of a pine 
tree.  Thanks to Sean McAllister for reporting the bird and to the staff of 
the hotel for their friendly accommodation. 


Link to my Flickr:   Williamson's Sapsucker
|   |
|   |  |   |   |   |   |   |
| Williamson's Sapsucker |
|  |
| View on www.flickr.com | Preview by Yahoo |
|  |
|   |

 
Subject: Fwd: Williamson's Sapsucker
From: "Becky Olsen ryderbird AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:31:20 -0800
We were able to see the Williamson's sapsucker as recently reported below with 
3 other birders. We stood directly under the tree and looked 20-30ish feet up 
to see her working an area. You need to walk through the lobby towards the bar 
to get to the pool area. We told the front desk what we were doing and they 
were okay with it. 

Becky Olsen
Ken Wilson
Santa Rosa 

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: "John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [northbaybirds]" 
 

> Date: January 29, 2015 at 12:48:36 PM PST
> To: "Northbaybirds AT Yahoogroups. Com" , 
Countybirders  

> Subject: [NBB] Santa Rosa Williamson's Sapsucker
> Reply-To: John Sterling 
> 
> Sean McAllister called to tell me that he found a female Williamson’s 
Sapsucker at the Flamingo Hotel in Santa Rosa. "In a short needle pine next to 
pool. Adult Female showing barring all over topside, yellow below. Photos.” 

> 
> 
> According to Mike Parmeter, this is the second Sonoma County record…the 
first was a single observer record a few years ago. 

> 
> 
> John Sterling
> VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV
> 
> 26 Palm Ave
> Woodland, CA 95695
> 530 908-3836
> jsterling AT wavecable.com
> www.sterlingbirds.com
> 
> Monterey Seabirds
> www.montereyseabirds.com
> (831) 375-4658
> 
> 
> 
Subject: Williamson's Sapsucker Santa Rosa
From: "helen.k AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:16:28 +0000 (UTC)

Bill Doyle advises the bird is on the North side of the trunk, about 20' up.  
Looks like the bark has been worked on for some time. 


  

FYI,  the Flamingo Hotel is at 2777 4th Street, Santa Rosa.  

  

Helen Kochenderfer 

Santa Rosa 

  

  

  

  

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

Sean McAllister called to tell me that he found a female Williamson’s 
Sapsucker at the Flamingo Hotel in Santa Rosa.  "In a short needle pine next 
to pool. Adult Female showing barring all over topside, yellow below. 
Photos.” 


According to Mike Parmeter, this is the second Sonoma County record…the first 
was a single observer record a few years ago. 



John Sterling 
VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV 
Subject: Santa Rosa Williamson's Sapsucker
From: "John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:48:36 -0800
Sean McAllister called to tell me that he found a female Williamson’s 
Sapsucker at the Flamingo Hotel in Santa Rosa. "In a short needle pine next to 
pool. Adult Female showing barring all over topside, yellow below. Photos.” 


According to Mike Parmeter, this is the second Sonoma County record…the first 
was a single observer record a few years ago. 



John Sterling
VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV

26 Palm Ave
Woodland, CA 95695
530 908-3836
jsterling AT wavecable.com
www.sterlingbirds.com

Monterey Seabirds
www.montereyseabirds.com
(831) 375-4658

Subject: Tundra Swans
From: "Dan Nelson birdsurf64 AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:21:23 -0800
There are six TUNDRA SWANS in a flooded field along Two Rock-Fallon Rd., S. of 
Carmody in Marin County. These are presumed to be the same birds seen last 
weekend near Gehricke Rd. 

~Dan Nelson, Sonoma County
Subject: Re: Any Recent sightings for Tundra Swan in Sonoma County?
From: "rita bevans irenenerick AT hotmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:19:28 -0800
Hello Doug and NBB'ers, my husband and I were out there yesterday and saw no 
snow geese. We did see the Eurasian Widgeon. There is construction on the 
access road to Doran right at first pullover until Jan 30th. 


Rita Bevans
Windsor

Sent from my iPad

> On 29 Jan 2015, at 8:34 am, Doug Shaw dougshaw09 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds] 
 wrote: 

> 
> Hi All,
> I looked around the Gericke and Carmody road areas yesterday afternoon with 
no luck hoping for lingering swans. Have the Doran birds been seen since the 
25th? 

> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Doug Shaw
> Santa Rosa, CA, Sonoma County
> 
> 
Subject: Re: Any Recent sightings for Tundra Swan in Sonoma County?
From: "tony briggs tony.briggs108 AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:05:01 -0800
On the 27th, I had what I presume is the same family group (2 adults, 4 juvs) 
of Tundra Swans near the south end of Carmody Road, about 1/2 mile east, on 
Fallon Road. They were in a field just south of Fallon Road, quite close. I 
believe that this is actually in Marin County. 


Tony Briggs
Petaluma

------------------------------------
Posted by: tony briggs 
------------------------------------

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: Varied Thrush in Santa Rosa's Oakmont
From: "munkeelady AT hotmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 29 Jan 2015 09:53:52 -0800
Midday yesterday while walking up the exit side of Cliffwood Drive, I saw a 
Varied Thrush and had a brief glimpse of a Pileated Woodpecker. I've seen 
Pileated in Oakmont before but in three years, this is my first spotting of a 
Varied Thrush. Pretty exciting! 
Subject: Any Recent sightings for Tundra Swan in Sonoma County?
From: "Doug Shaw dougshaw09 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:34:16 +0000 (UTC)
Hi All,
 I looked around the Gericke and Carmody road areas yesterday afternoon with no 
luck hoping for lingering swans. Have the Doran birds been seen since the 25th? 


Thanks,

Doug Shaw
Santa Rosa, CA, Sonoma County



------------------------------------
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: Fwd: Brown Pelican Gathering
From: "Dawn soxdawn AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:23:07 -0800
Appending my earlier post.

Dawn Williamson
Corte Madera 


Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Dawn soxdawn AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" 
 

> Date: January 29, 2015 7:55:14 AM PST
> To: northbaybirds AT yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [NBB] Brown Pelican Gathering
> Reply-To: Dawn 
> 
> Observed a gathering of several dozen Brown Pelicans near shore in a cove in 
San Francisco Bay (in Marin County) between the east mouth of Richardson Bay 
(Mill Valley) and the Romberg Center in Tiburon just moments ago while on the 
ferry heading towards San Francisco. 

> 
> Thanks, Dawn
> 
> 
Subject: Brown Pelican Gathering
From: "Dawn soxdawn AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:55:14 -0800
Observed a gathering of several dozen Brown Pelicans near shore in a cove in 
San Francisco Bay (in Marin County) between the east mouth of Richardson Bay 
(Mill Valley) and the Romberg Center in Tiburon just moments ago while on the 
ferry heading towards San Francisco. 


Thanks, Dawn



------------------------------------
Posted by: Dawn 
------------------------------------

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: Requesting thoughts about White-tailed Kites & Golden Eagles- seeing
From: "Jim Gray jazgray AT hotmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:12:08 -0800







Hi Denise, David
I wouldnt call this sold statistical evidence, but if you
look at a species map on ebird and compare the number of locations that 
White-tailed 

Kites and Golden Eagles were found in 2014-2015 versus 2013-2014 you will see 
that there were many more White-tailed Kite sighting locations in 2013-2014 
than there were in 2014-2015. For Golden Eagles there were a few more sighting 
locations in 2013-2014 versu 2014-2015. This does match your experience. 

Regards,Jim GrayPetaluma






 		 	   		  
Subject: Pine Flat Rd today/local feeder
From: "'Ruth Rudesill' ruthier AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:57:53 -0800
Decided to check out Pine Flat Rd this afternoon. At the top was windy and not 
a lot of activity - hoped for some montane wintering birds but none seen. 


At Pine Flat saw a small flock of Mt Quail crossing the road. Many woodpeckers 
in the dead trees, including Pileated. Nice to see a good growth of young pines 
there. 


Local Interest - I have an eastern Purple Finch coming to my feeders. Will try 
to photo. Probably wouldn't have noticed if not for the latest WFO journal has 
a article on them. 


Pine Flat Rd in the ne part of Sonoma County off Hwy 128 east of Healdsburg 
(near Jimtown. ) Its a narrow winding road 12 miles to the top with crazy 
drivers. 


Ruth Rudesill
Kenwood  (Sonoma Valley)  
Subject: Bodega Bay Monday--late posting
From: "rosita94598 AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 27 Jan 2015 18:55:58 -0800
The Lucy's Warbler was seen below Diekmann's by quite a few birders yesterday, 
Monday. I was home late and out early today, sorry for not posting earlier. 


 

 The Eurasian Wigeon was at the entrance pond for Doran Beach. I had two very 
distant Ancient Murrelets off Bodega Head, along with what seemed a high number 
of Red-throated Loons. At Porto Bodega a Red-necked Grebe swam not 40 feet off 
the edge of the parking lot late in the afternoon. Around 4:30 PM, a Peregrine 
Falcon took a Bufflehead off Diekmann's, and proceeded to work on it in the 
"basement" area. It was un-phased by a swooping T Vulture, but when a Western 
Gull landed right next to it, the Falcon took off with the duck, leaving the 
severed head behind. That made for an interesting game with the gulls. 

 

 Hugh B. Harvey
 Walnut Creek

 

 

Subject: Ross's/Snow Geese, San Pablo Bay NWR
From: "kerry_83 AT hotmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 27 Jan 2015 16:36:35 -0800
This morning while working at San Pablo Bay NWR, a flock of about 18 
SNOW/ROSS'S GEESE flew over. I didn't get a great look at them as they were 
about 1/2 mile away, but based on the recent reports of Ross's in Napa, I'm 
inclined to think this was part of that flock. 

 

 Among the dozens of GREATER YELLOWLEGS in the marsh, there was also one LESSER 
YELLOWLEGS. 

 

 Kerry Wilcox
 San Rafael
Subject: Napa County, Ross's Goose, Horned Lark
From: "cdlou37 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 03:13:28 +0000 (UTC)
Napa County
 (4) HORNED LARK in the field across from the Marina on Milton Road, west of 
Napa. 

 There were also (6) ROSS'S GOOSE and (34) GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE in this 
field 

     as well.
 (1) RED-THROATED LOON and (40+) ROSS'S GOOSE (fly-over, 6 landed) in the ponds 

     across from 1792 Milton Road.

Calvin Lou
SF


------------------------------------
Posted by: cdlou37 AT comcast.net
------------------------------------

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: Mt. St. Helena today
From: "'Eugene Hunn' enhunn323 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:26:12 -0800
NiBBers,

 

I made the pilgrimage to the summit of Mt. St. Helena today. Almost too
warm. Is this really January? Pray for rain. But it was a beautiful day with
expansive views from the summit, northeast at least to Mt. Lassen.

 

I spent two hours in the Sonoma County patch up there (between the middle
and "North," actually west, summit). At least four WHITE-THROATED SWIFTS
soared over chattering. I spotted a distant CANYON WREN at the top but could
elicit no vocalizations. There were thrushes galore: 20 or 30 Varied, 5
Hermit, 5 American Robins, and 10 TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRES. One CALIFORNIA
THRASHER sang on the middle summit right on the county line. I was able to
see one "THICK-BILLED" FOX SPARROW, the form that seems most common in
winter up here, likely from the northern coastal mountain breeding
population. Also noted, Steller's and Western Scrub Jays, Wrentits, Bewick's
Wrens, an adult Sharp-shinned Hawk, and a Turkey Vulture.

 

No sign of the nutcrackers reported previously. They appear to have moved
on.

 

Gene Hunn

Petaluma
Subject: possible Kumlien's Iceland Gull at Salmon Creek Saturday last
From: "'Eugene Hunn' enhunn323 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:18:57 -0800
NiBBers,

 

I would like to elaborate a bit on why I am convinced we (some of us) saw an
adult, likely female Kumlien's Iceland Gull on our RROS field trip Saturday,
January 24, at Salmon Creek beach north of Bodega Bay. We lacked a consensus
on the ID at the time. Partly this was due to the fact that the bird was in
a pack of some 50 gulls swimming and preening actively in Salmon Creek just
inside the dunes, so it was impossible to get a fixed scope view of it that
all could share. Also, there apparently were not "big gun" photographers in
our group. We were perhaps 100 feet from the birds with the sun at 90
degrees left, plus or minus, so excellent light for the most part. There
were maybe a dozen scopes trained on the birds but it was very difficult to
get everyone on the bird in question.

 

I tracked it for maybe 15 minutes in my scope at 25x, so had a nearly full
frame view. There were lots of adult Herring Gulls in the same field as well
as Californias, Mews, and at least one Thayer's, all predominantly in winter
adult plumages. Also some Western and Glaucous-winged Gull in the vicinity.

 

What struck me about the bird in question was its delicate head and small
bill, not thin like a Mew Gull's but short and stubby, one might say. Yellow
with perhaps some greenish tones at the base (good for Icelandic gulls). The
head was very round and pigeon-like (in conjunction with the bill, thus
likely a female). The iris was "staring pale" (to borrow a phrase from Steve
Howell, I think), like a Herring; the orbital ring dark, apparently
purplish. The head was not pure white but the streaking was so pale as to be
nearly invisible. The mantle was a Herring shade of gray. The tail all
white; the primary tips projecting well beyond the tail, and marked with
dark gray (not black), visible on the upper surface only; white below; so
restricted to the outer webs. There were large white mirrors within the gray
primary tips. The shade of gray seemed rather dark on the folded wing but
medium gray when spread. The legs were bright pink, when we were able to
catch a glimpse of them as the bird preened, flipping from side to side,
occasionally lifting a bit off the water.

 

After we lost track of this individual we climbed back up to the cars and
consulted Howell and Dunn's gull tome. To my eye the birds head and bill
proportions best match their figure 35A.5 while the primary pattern seems
closest to their figure 35A.6 (pg. 252). The primary pattern seemed closest
to their "p" or "q," thus toward the dark end of the Kumlien's spectrum.
However, the bill and head seemed to me to be toward the "dainty" end of the
spectrum (i.e., female), unlike any Thayer's I can recall.

 

Whether Kumlien's is a good subspecies of Iceland Gull (as currently treated
by the AOU), a separate species, as some would have it, or a hybrid swarm of
nominate Iceland with Thayer's is beyond the scope of my job description,
such as it is. Since it seems that the CBRC is very unlikely to accept any
Iceland Gull report lacking a mess of excellent photos, I will just leave
this one out there for your contemplation.

 

Gene Hunn

Petaluma

 

 
Subject: Laguna de Santa Rosa sightings 1/26/15
From: "Scott Carey corvus8x AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:55:43 -0800
There were 15 flyover Snow Geese at the Laguna de Santa Rosa Preserve in 
Sebastopol as well as a sub adult Bald Eagle. At least one of the overwintering 
Western Tanagers continues as well. There were two Hooded Mergansers in the the 
Laguna.Cattle Egrets were with the cows in the field north of the preserve as 
well as a very vocal flock of Long-billed Curlews. At my house in West 
Sebastopol , the super early spring / wintering male Allen's Hummingbird 
continues. 

 Scott Carey ,Sebastopol, Ca.


------------------------------------
Posted by: Scott Carey 
------------------------------------

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: Ross geese in Napa
From: "cherryridgebirds AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 26 Jan 2015 08:43:53 -0800
There's a flock of Ross geese in Napa near the Fagan slough and the Brazos RR 
drawbridge on the Napa river; with them were a smaller group of Greater 
White-fronted geese. Posting some photos. 

 

Subject: Ross Goose
From: "lesliegraeber AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 25 Jan 2015 19:42:10 -0800
Today at Ellis Creek around 11:15am  saw a RossGoose there. First time for me.
Subject: Diekmann's basement today
From: "dea freid lemuria AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:04:09 -0800
 

Spent some time after work in the late afternoon at Diekmann's
'basement' area (Bodega Bay, Sonoma county, see post from a few days ago
for directions) hoping to see the Lucy's Warbler again. No luck there,
but had a surprise Black-throated Gray Warbler pass through while I was
looking. 

Here's a clarification on an earlier post today. Brook and Orion
O'Connor saw some Snow and Ross's Geese at the Doran entry pond this
morning and texted me. I went and saw them and ran into Brook and Orion
a short time later when Orion and I spotted the 3 Tundra Swans. We used
my iPhone to send a message to NBB quickly so it seemed like the post
came from me. The wind was fierce today but it sure brought some great
birds in! 

Dea Freid 

Sebastopol 

 
Subject: Doran Park, Bodega Bay, Sonoma County
From: "Denise Herzberg denisevh AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:50:16 -0800
Today 1/25/15, from about 2:00 PM- 3:00 I observed the Ross's and Snow Geese in 
the Doran Park entry pond along with a Eurasian Wigeon and a couple of Avocets. 
They were mixed in with American Wigeons and Green-winged Teal. The 3 Tundra 
Swans were easily seen from the beginning of the Bird Walk trail off of Doran 
Park Rd; however, as we were standing on the Bird Walk trail they flew overhead 
and appeared to go out over the beach. Also seen from the Bird Walk trail were 
3 Greater White-fronted Geese. They flew into the entry pond at about 3:15 and 
may still be there. What a great birthday I've had! 


Denise Herzberg
Bodega Bay

Sent by awkward typing on a small keyboard

------------------------------------
Posted by: Denise Herzberg 
------------------------------------

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: FOS Selasphorus
From: "'Denise Hamilton' napabirders AT att.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:23:40 -0800
Just a thought about the Anna's Hummingbirds- with this crazy, warmish, too 
dry weather- could females be off starting to nest?  Males have been 
displaying for weeks here in Napa.  Also, my backyard bottlebrush is in 
bloom, and the eucalyptus trees are blooming ( & possibly other things 
blooming) that Anna's hummers are attracted to.  So, it just may be that 
they don't need to be so dependent on feeders right now.  I know that when 
it is rainy and cold, they definitely pick up at my feeders (where at the 
moment I do see fewer birds.)

WISHING HARD FOR RAIN,
Denise Hamilton
Napa
napabirders AT att.net

-----Original Message----- 
From: Margareta Luff luffmar AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]
Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2015 9:59 AM
To: northbaybirds AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: [NBB] FOS Selasphorus

On Friday , 1.23. there was a beautiful Allen's or Rufous male hummingbird 
at my feeders in northeastern Novato, Marin Co.
He's still here today, Sunday.
Has anyone noticed a dramatic decline in the number of Annas during the past 
few weeks ?
In my observation for the past 25 plus years, the numbers drop significantly 
in January, but not like this year.
I would appreciate any feedback.
Thanks.
Margareta Luff
Novato , Marin Co.

------------------------------------
Posted by: Margareta Luff 
------------------------------------

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





------------------------------------
Posted by: "Denise Hamilton" 
------------------------------------

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: Herring Run Fort Baker (10,000 Gulls, 8 Species)
From: "willjaponicus AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 25 Jan 2015 15:04:34 -0800
Hey All,
 

 This morning from 8:30-11:00 Jim Brooks and I took a trip to Fort Baker to 
investigate the herring run. 

 When we arrived there were roughly 10,000 gulls. There were enough gulls that 
we may have missed something. I think we were pretty thorough and we came to a 
total of 8 species of gull with a couple of hybrids: 

 

 1 Heermann's Gull (Somewhat unusual at this time of year)
 4000 Mew gulls
 1 Ring-billed Gull (Usually more inland)
 800 Western Gulls
 250 California Gulls
 300 Herring Gulls
 30 Thayer's Gulls
 2000 Glaucous-winged Gulls
 10 Western X Glaucous-winged Gulls
 1 Herring X Glaucous-winged Gull
 

 A little after 9:00, which was low tide today, the gulls began to disperse. 
The birds associated with the herring run seem to be extremely tide dependent. 
If you are interested in trying to see these birds it would be a good idea to 
get there during low tide or a little before. Here is a tide chart for the SF 
bay: 

 
http://ca.usharbors.com/monthly-tides/California-San%20Francisco%20Bay/San%20Francisco 
http://ca.usharbors.com/monthly-tides/California-San%20Francisco%20Bay/San%20Francisco 


 We did not see anything too rare but something else might show up or we might 
have missed something. 

 

 Something else we saw at Fort Baker were two Pelagic Cormorants with white hip 
patches, a feature of their breeding plumage. It seems a little early to me for 
them to show this feature. Maybe I just have never noticed it before. 

 

 eBird Checklist:
 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21537287 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21537287 


 

 Good Birding,
 Will Brooks
 Stanford CA
 https://www.flickr.com/photos/111721922 AT N04/ 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/111721922 AT N04/ 


 

Subject: Grizzly Island/Rush Ranch, Solano Cty
From: "ANNE HOFF anne2210b AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:03:15 -0800
Hi Folks,
The Golden Gate Audubon advanced beginning birding class was greeted by low 
fog, 45 degrees and both the Marsh and South Pasture Trails closed this weekend 
for feral pig elimination! Despite these adversities, we managed to find 39 
species...and I didn't have to carry my scope. Best bird was a very distant 
perched, juvenile light morph ferruginous hawk scoped from the parking area at 
the boat launch further south from the ranch. All of our birding was from 
within the immediate farm area, the road into the farm, and around the boat 
launch area at the end of that road. The list is below. 


Anne Hoff
Martinez, Contra Costa County

Great Egret  2
Snowy Egret  2
Turkey Vulture  2
White-tailed Kite  6
Northern Harrier  1
Red-shouldered Hawk (California)  1
Red-tailed Hawk (Western)  4
Ferruginous Hawk  1     light morph
Killdeer  4
California Gull  1
Glaucous-winged Gull  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  40
Mourning Dove  1
Anna's Hummingbird  3
Nuttall's Woodpecker  1     heard
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)  2
American Kestrel  6
Black Phoebe  3
Loggerhead Shrike  6
Western Scrub-Jay  1
American Crow  5
Common Raven  2
Violet-green Swallow  1
swallow sp.  4
Bewick's Wren  1     heard
Hermit Thrush  3
American Robin  3
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling  10
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)  15
California Towhee  2
Song Sparrow  2
White-crowned Sparrow  20
Golden-crowned Sparrow  10
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)  2
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored)  100
Tricolored Blackbird  1
Brewer's Blackbird  10
Western Meadowlark 10
blackbird sp.  100     very distant
House Finch  2
Subject: Richardson bay update- dispersed
From: "Josiah clark josiah.clark621 AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 13:39:02 -0800
On my way back down I did stop and was noted the masses of birds had all 
diffused with only a couple hundred remaining. I imagine such a large group ate 
down all the easiest to get roe off the eel grass on the morning low tide. Such 
is the ephemeral way of herring runs. From the gg bridge on the north side the 
masses of gulls in the water below were a bit less than half of what I noted 
yesterday. 


Josiah Clark I Consulting Ecologist I www.habitatpotential.com I 415.317.3978 


Nature's Acres Nursery I Bay Area Native Plants I www.naturesacresnursery.com 




------------------------------------
Posted by: Josiah clark 
------------------------------------

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: FOS Selasphorus
From: "Marjorie Siegel masiegel3 AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:01:07 +0000 (UTC)
I've been wondering the same thing. I have almost zero Anna's sightings at my 
feeders over the past few weeks. In past Dec-January, there are a few that make 
for a constant presence.  

Marjorie Siegel, Mill Valley (Strawberry area, near Richardson Bay)
 From: "Margareta Luff luffmar AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" 
 

 To: "northbaybirds AT yahoogroups.com"  
 Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2015 9:59 AM
 Subject: [NBB] FOS Selasphorus
   
  On Friday , 1.23. there was a beautiful Allen's or Rufous male hummingbird 
at my feeders in northeastern Novato, Marin Co. 

He's still here today, Sunday.
Has anyone noticed a dramatic decline in the number of Annas during the past 
few weeks ? 

In my observation for the past 25 plus years, the numbers drop significantly in 
January, but not like this year. 

I would appreciate any feedback.
Thanks.
Margareta Luff
Novato , Marin Co. #yiv0605467833 #yiv0605467833 -- #yiv0605467833ygrp-mkp 
{border:1px solid #d8d8d8;font-family:Arial;margin:10px 0;padding:0 
10px;}#yiv0605467833 #yiv0605467833ygrp-mkp hr {border:1px solid 
#d8d8d8;}#yiv0605467833 #yiv0605467833ygrp-mkp #yiv0605467833hd 
{color:#628c2a;font-size:85%;font-weight:700;line-height:122%;margin:10px 
0;}#yiv0605467833 #yiv0605467833ygrp-mkp #yiv0605467833ads 
{margin-bottom:10px;}#yiv0605467833 #yiv0605467833ygrp-mkp .yiv0605467833ad 
{padding:0 0;}#yiv0605467833 #yiv0605467833ygrp-mkp .yiv0605467833ad p 
{margin:0;}#yiv0605467833 #yiv0605467833ygrp-mkp .yiv0605467833ad a 
{color:#0000ff;text-decoration:none;}#yiv0605467833 #yiv0605467833ygrp-sponsor 
#yiv0605467833ygrp-lc {font-family:Arial;}#yiv0605467833 
#yiv0605467833ygrp-sponsor #yiv0605467833ygrp-lc #yiv0605467833hd {margin:10px 
0px;font-weight:700;font-size:78%;line-height:122%;}#yiv0605467833 
#yiv0605467833ygrp-sponsor #yiv0605467833ygrp-lc .yiv0605467833ad 
{margin-bottom:10px;padding:0 0;}#yiv0605467833 #yiv0605467833actions 
{font-family:Verdana;font-size:11px;padding:10px 0;}#yiv0605467833 
#yiv0605467833activity 
{background-color:#e0ecee;float:left;font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;padding:10px;}#yiv0605467833 
#yiv0605467833activity span {font-weight:700;}#yiv0605467833 
#yiv0605467833activity span:first-child 
{text-transform:uppercase;}#yiv0605467833 #yiv0605467833activity span a 
{color:#5085b6;text-decoration:none;}#yiv0605467833 #yiv0605467833activity span 
span {color:#ff7900;}#yiv0605467833 #yiv0605467833activity span 
.yiv0605467833underline {text-decoration:underline;}#yiv0605467833 
.yiv0605467833attach 
{clear:both;display:table;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;padding:10px 
0;width:400px;}#yiv0605467833 .yiv0605467833attach div a 
{text-decoration:none;}#yiv0605467833 .yiv0605467833attach img 
{border:none;padding-right:5px;}#yiv0605467833 .yiv0605467833attach label 
{display:block;margin-bottom:5px;}#yiv0605467833 .yiv0605467833attach label a 
{text-decoration:none;}#yiv0605467833 blockquote {margin:0 0 0 
4px;}#yiv0605467833 .yiv0605467833bold 
{font-family:Arial;font-size:13px;font-weight:700;}#yiv0605467833 
.yiv0605467833bold a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv0605467833 dd.yiv0605467833last 
p a {font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}#yiv0605467833 dd.yiv0605467833last p 
span {margin-right:10px;font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}#yiv0605467833 
dd.yiv0605467833last p span.yiv0605467833yshortcuts 
{margin-right:0;}#yiv0605467833 div.yiv0605467833attach-table div div a 
{text-decoration:none;}#yiv0605467833 div.yiv0605467833attach-table 
{width:400px;}#yiv0605467833 div.yiv0605467833file-title a, #yiv0605467833 
div.yiv0605467833file-title a:active, #yiv0605467833 
div.yiv0605467833file-title a:hover, #yiv0605467833 div.yiv0605467833file-title 
a:visited {text-decoration:none;}#yiv0605467833 div.yiv0605467833photo-title a, 
#yiv0605467833 div.yiv0605467833photo-title a:active, #yiv0605467833 
div.yiv0605467833photo-title a:hover, #yiv0605467833 
div.yiv0605467833photo-title a:visited {text-decoration:none;}#yiv0605467833 
div#yiv0605467833ygrp-mlmsg #yiv0605467833ygrp-msg p a 
span.yiv0605467833yshortcuts 
{font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;font-weight:normal;}#yiv0605467833 
.yiv0605467833green {color:#628c2a;}#yiv0605467833 .yiv0605467833MsoNormal 
{margin:0 0 0 0;}#yiv0605467833 o {font-size:0;}#yiv0605467833 
#yiv0605467833photos div {float:left;width:72px;}#yiv0605467833 
#yiv0605467833photos div div {border:1px solid 
#666666;height:62px;overflow:hidden;width:62px;}#yiv0605467833 
#yiv0605467833photos div label 
{color:#666666;font-size:10px;overflow:hidden;text-align:center;white-space:nowrap;width:64px;}#yiv0605467833 
#yiv0605467833reco-category {font-size:77%;}#yiv0605467833 
#yiv0605467833reco-desc {font-size:77%;}#yiv0605467833 .yiv0605467833replbq 
{margin:4px;}#yiv0605467833 #yiv0605467833ygrp-actbar div a:first-child 
{margin-right:2px;padding-right:5px;}#yiv0605467833 #yiv0605467833ygrp-mlmsg 
{font-size:13px;font-family:Arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}#yiv0605467833 
#yiv0605467833ygrp-mlmsg table {font-size:inherit;font:100%;}#yiv0605467833 
#yiv0605467833ygrp-mlmsg select, #yiv0605467833 input, #yiv0605467833 textarea 
{font:99% Arial, Helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}#yiv0605467833 
#yiv0605467833ygrp-mlmsg pre, #yiv0605467833 code {font:115% 
monospace;}#yiv0605467833 #yiv0605467833ygrp-mlmsg * 
{line-height:1.22em;}#yiv0605467833 #yiv0605467833ygrp-mlmsg #yiv0605467833logo 
{padding-bottom:10px;}#yiv0605467833 #yiv0605467833ygrp-msg p a 
{font-family:Verdana;}#yiv0605467833 #yiv0605467833ygrp-msg 
p#yiv0605467833attach-count span {color:#1E66AE;font-weight:700;}#yiv0605467833 
#yiv0605467833ygrp-reco #yiv0605467833reco-head 
{color:#ff7900;font-weight:700;}#yiv0605467833 #yiv0605467833ygrp-reco 
{margin-bottom:20px;padding:0px;}#yiv0605467833 #yiv0605467833ygrp-sponsor 
#yiv0605467833ov li a {font-size:130%;text-decoration:none;}#yiv0605467833 
#yiv0605467833ygrp-sponsor #yiv0605467833ov li 
{font-size:77%;list-style-type:square;padding:6px 0;}#yiv0605467833 
#yiv0605467833ygrp-sponsor #yiv0605467833ov ul {margin:0;padding:0 0 0 
8px;}#yiv0605467833 #yiv0605467833ygrp-text 
{font-family:Georgia;}#yiv0605467833 #yiv0605467833ygrp-text p {margin:0 0 1em 
0;}#yiv0605467833 #yiv0605467833ygrp-text tt {font-size:120%;}#yiv0605467833 
#yiv0605467833ygrp-vital ul li:last-child {border-right:none 
!important;}#yiv0605467833 


  
Subject: Blackies Pasture Tiburon Marin County
From: "Dawn soxdawn AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 13:00:55 -0800
Two Black Oystercatchers on the rocks. Blackies Pasture is a marked turnoff off 
of East Blithedale in Tiburon. 


Dawn Williamson
Corte Madera
Marin County



------------------------------------
Posted by: Dawn 
------------------------------------

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: Bodega Bay
From: "Dea Freid lemuria AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:10:55 -0800
9 Snow Geese, 5 Ross Geese in Doran Entry Pond this morning.  
Brook and Orion O'Connor 
Bodega Bay

AND

3 Tundra Swans off Richard Stallcup Platform just spotted by 

Dea Freid and Orion O'Connor


Sent from my iPhone


------------------------------------
Posted by: Dea Freid 
------------------------------------

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: Richardson bay!!!
From: "Josiah clark josiah.clark621 AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:20:06 -0800
On my way to the nursery for a final visit I just also witnessed the absolutely 
stunning congregation of birds off strawberry in Richardson bay from the 
overpass. It was going off so hard it was hard to make out what was happening 
but staggering numbers of bay ducks as described in historic accounts I have 
read. It looked like one solid raft of birds covering the entire area, as some 
took flight their wings caused the water to ripple as a helicopter. Surely rare 
things in the midst. Loaded with gear and tasks before an international 
departure alas I cannot stop! They are surely their for the ripening eggs of 
last weeks spawn. Hopefully someone can scope it. 


Josiah Clark I Consulting Ecologist I www.habitatpotential.com I 415.317.3978 


Nature's Acres Nursery I Bay Area Native Plants I www.naturesacresnursery.com 




------------------------------------
Posted by: Josiah clark 
------------------------------------

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: FOS Selasphorus
From: "Margareta Luff luffmar AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:59:51 -0800
On Friday , 1.23. there was a beautiful Allen's or Rufous male hummingbird at 
my feeders in northeastern Novato, Marin Co. 

He's still here today, Sunday.
Has anyone noticed a dramatic decline in the number of Annas during the past 
few weeks ? 

In my observation for the past 25 plus years, the numbers drop significantly in 
January, but not like this year. 

I would appreciate any feedback.
Thanks.
Margareta Luff
Novato , Marin Co.  

------------------------------------
Posted by: Margareta Luff 
------------------------------------

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: Richardson Bay assembly Sun 0845
From: "ms masiegel3 AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:54:22 -0800
Hi All, Along Seminary Dr in Mill Valley, east side if 101, are many many ducks 
& gulls, far more than I've seen in 15 yrs of casual obs. They are all in the 
shallows as opposed to exposed area, so a scope is best for finding unusual 
gulls. Thru my binocs, looks like a lot of Mew & Calif gulls, other spp are 
further from shore. Have not seen this many Scaup since before Cosco Busan 


Marjorie Siegel
Mill Valley

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 23, 2015, at 6:15 PM, Steven Tucker talkingtrees80 AT yahoo.com 
[northbaybirds]  wrote: 

> 
> Did anyone go check out the gull scene at the Ft. Baker herring run today? I 
haven't heard much about it since Dan's post yesterday...at any rate I'll 
probably go check it out tomorrow, but I'm curious about what to expect in 
terms of numbers and diversity. 

> 
> Steve Tucker
> Oakland
> 
Subject: Sonoma County 1/24 Golden Eagles Short-eared Owl Snow Geese
From: "Doug Shaw dougshaw09 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 04:26:23 +0000 (UTC)
Hi All,

  Hood Mountain Regional Park
 For the 2nd time this week hiked up to the summit. Today between 12-1 had 2 
GOLDEN EAGLES, ad. & 2nd year. 1 WHITE-THROATED SWIFT seen and 2 others heard. 
Pythian Road access road near parking lot concrete basin ponds still had at 
least 121 HOODED MERGANSERS. 

  Hudeman Slough off Ramal Road
2 GREAT-HORNED OWLS hooting back and forth at parking lot Eucs 5pm. 3 GREATER 
WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE and 3 BONAPARTE'S GULLS. Spoke to some hunters who said 
many Snow Geese have been coming in at dusk to the large field behind the barn. 
I thought of waiting but instead rushed over to the Hudeman Slough Boat Launch 
area which was uneventful. On the way back to Ramal Road from the boat launch I 
found a SHORT-EARED OWL AT 1752 HR perched on a telephone pole about 200 yards 
south of Ramal Road. I stopped to look and the owl began vocalizing and did not 
seem to be pleased with me ( I only stopped, no lights, no audio ). Then a 
minute later 21 SNOW GEESE flew over my head at the unmarked road's 
intersection with Ramal Rd. 


Good Birding,

Doug Shaw
Santa Rosa, CA, Sonoma County



------------------------------------
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: Sonoma County Golden Eagles Short-eared Owl Snow Goose
From: "Doug Shaw dougshaw09 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 04:12:46 +0000 (UTC)
Hi All,
 I decided to take it easy today, lol and hiked up Hood Mountain for the second 
time this week. This time I went up from the Pythian Road entrance to Hood 
Mountain Regional Park off Hwy.12 south of Santa Rosa. There were still at 
least 12 Hooded Mergansers in the concrete ponds near the parking lot ( I did 
not stop to count). I spent a hour at the Gunsight Rock overlook .8 mile beyond 
the summit and was rewarded with an adult and 2nd year GOLDEN EAGLES. I also 
had a brief glimpse of a WHITE-THROATED SWIFT and later heard 2-3 others, but 
could not locate. 

 Then very late this afternoon I headed down to Hudemun Slough off of Ramal 
Road. I arrived there at 5pm and hear 2 GREAT-HORNED OWLS hooting back and 
forth at the parking area. I quickly birded the ponds and saw 3 Greater 
White-fronted Geese, and lost them moments later. I spoke to some hunters who 
informed me that at dusk many Snow Geese come into the large field behind the 
barn nightly. I did not seem them as I took off for the 


Doug Shaw
Santa Rosa, CA, Sonoma County



------------------------------------
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: Bodega Bay area today
From: "ruth ruthier AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 20:07:35 -0800
Participated in the RROS field trip to look for gulls.  Gene Hunn 
already reported on that.  I did learn some new things about gulls!  Off 
Bodega Head there were several Gray Whales, Red-necked Grebe  and at 
least 2 Ancient Murrelets in the big waves.

At Diekmann's Store in Bodega Bay on Hwy 1 - there were many warblers - 
Yellow=rumped Warblers, 4-6 Orange-crowneds, a Nashville Warbler, a 
Townsend's warbler, continuing House Wren and at about 3:50pma brief 
look at the Lucy's Warbler.  It popped out of the rounded bush next to 
the house looking left and down from the parking deck.

Ruthie 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: Napa Horned Larks
From: "catowhee AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 24 Jan 2015 18:37:35 -0800
Five to ten Horned Larks with scores of Killdeer in the big field on Milton 
Road across from the marina. We did not see any longspurs, but it's a big field 
and there was activity beyond ID range. 

 

 Mike Stanley
 Napa, CA
Subject: Palm Warbler at Las Gallinas
From: "'Eddie Bartley' eddie AT naturetrip.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 18:20:27 -0800
Jan. 24 ~2:00 - 4:00 PM - After a long morning in the class room our Raptors
in Winter class enjoyed beautiful weather and birds at Las Gallinas.

 

Didn't see the bittern found last week by Anne Hoff's class but great looks
at a Western PALM WARBLER feeding along the small fenced in impoundment near
the solar panels & pump house. Also a hybrid American Eurasian Wigeon as
described in an earlier NBB post.

 

Raptors, while not big in number, did not disappoint either with a Peregrine
stirring things up in the seasonal ponds to the west, a columbarius ssp.
Merlin hunting passerines at close range plus the expected species,
especially many great looks at both genders and ages of Harrier.

 

Happy Trails!

 

Eddie Bartley 

San Francisco
Subject: RROS gull field trip Bodega Head to Jenner
From: "'Eugene Hunn' enhunn323 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:56:30 -0800
NiBBers,

 

Our group enjoyed a fine day birding the Sonoma County coast, focusing on
gull id.

 

On the way out and again returning, the family of 6 TUNDRA SWANS reported
periodically in recent days was foraging along the Petaluma-Valley Ford
highway near both Gehricke Rd. (8 AM) and Carmody Rd. (3 PM). Two adults and
four juvies.

 

Highlights included a promising candidate adult female KUMLIEN'S GULL (no
photo possible, so one of those..), observed at close range for a
considerable time at the Salmon Creek estuary, plus good studies of various
age classes of Mew, California, Western, Herring, Thayer's, and
Glaucous-winged Gulls, including Glaucous-winged x Western and
Glaucous-winged x Herring hybrids. A half dozen Heermann's Gulls continued
at the Russian River mouth. Also, an Osprey at Bodega Bay and two
Peregrines, including one that buzzed us at Wright's Beach, breaching Gray
Whales off Salmon Creek beach, two or three Red-necked Grebes, one distant
Rhinoceros Auklet off Bodega Head, and exciting surf geysers at Duncan's
Landing.

 

Gene Hunn for RROS field trips

Petaluma
Subject: Owls at Muir Woods - respectful, ethical and legal birding reminder
From: "daphnehatch daphnehatch AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:18:06 -0800
Some of you may have seen a number of owls reported on eBird today at Muir 
Woods National Monument, with a note that they were hooted in. I'd like to 
remind birders out there that calling and spotlighting wildlife, including 
owls, is illegal in National Parks - Muir Woods NM, Golden Gate National 
Recreation Area, Point Reyes National Seashore - and is considered a form of 
wildlife disturbance. I believe the same type of regulations exist in our 
several State Parks, and I assume our County parks and preserves and Marin 
Municipal Water District have similar rules. These activities are only allowed 
for management purposes or for research with a permit. This is especially 
important in Marin now that we have a few Barred Owls in the county, that are 
known to displace Spotted Owls. We are incredibly fortunate to live in a place 
with so much park and protected land. Please be respectful and ethical in your 
birding pursuits. 


Daphne Hatch
Chief of Natural Resource Management & Science
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
(and resident of Novato)

Sent from my iPad

------------------------------------
Posted by: daphnehatch 
------------------------------------

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: Fort Baker gulls today?
From: "Steven Tucker talkingtrees80 AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 02:15:02 +0000 (UTC)
Did anyone go check out the gull scene at the Ft. Baker herring run today?  I 
haven't heard much about it since Dan's post yesterday...at any rate I'll 
probably go check it out tomorrow, but I'm curious about what to expect in 
terms of numbers and diversity. 

Steve TuckerOakland
Subject: Lost binoculars at Pt. Reyes?
From: "gdbeebe AT earthlink.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 22 Jan 2015 19:02:40 -0800
I was out at Tomales Bay and Pt. Reyes yesterday and lost my binoculars 
somewhere. The most likely location is by the Chimney Rock/Fish Docks parking 
area, downhill from the lot, by the low white wooden fence where the road 
splits left and right. 


They are over 30 years old, black Porro prism type Nikon 7x35's, with a leather 
strap, no case. 


Gordon Beebe
Santa Rosa, CA
707 829-9017


 

Subject: Hooded Mergansers Sonoma County and a Lesson In Directions Needed for Postings
From: "Doug Shaw dougshaw09 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 02:41:34 +0000 (UTC)
Hi All,
 On my third attempt to find the 18 HOODED MERGANSERS in Sonoma County near the 
entrance to Hood Mountain Regional Park they were easy to find today thanks to 
Ruth clarifying the location for me. I assumed the concrete pond was hidden 
behind a hill or something and that is why I failed on my first two attempts at 
the main park entrance off of Loa Alamos Road south of Santa Rosa. Wrong, the 
actual location is as previously described and the entrance is off Pythian Road 
a couple miles south of Los Alamos. 

 Therefore, as NBB List Administrator I have a request concerning locations. 
Please never assume and always give a road name in conjunction with the 
location's generic name. 


Doug Shaw
Santa Rosa, CA, Sonoma County



------------------------------------
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: Possible black vulture
From: "Diane Hichwa dhichwa AT earthlink.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17:43:24 -0800
Positive ID needed BUT there was a Black Vulture last spring in Sonoma
County. One report below, there were a number of sightings.
From: Gordon Beebe 
Date: 16 Apr 2014 16:51:48 -0700
To: 
Subject: [NBB] Black Vulture

While checking my mailbox in the warm afternoon today, I noticed a lot of
Turkey Vultures circling overhead. As I stopped to count them (16), one with
broad, shorter wings and white outer primaries stuck out, a Black Vulture!
It had to flap a little more than the others, but they all circled higher,
and headed off to the northwest. Maybe it's the same one as seen earlier?

Gordon Beebe
Laguna Rd, off Guerneville Rd, just a mile from the Laguna de Santa Rosa,
Sonoma Co.


 

Subject: Directions to Diekmann's "basement" Bodega Bay
From: "dea freid lemuria AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17:21:25 -0800
 

If northbound on Rt 1 in Bodega Bay: turn left at the big brown sign for
Bodega Head/Westside Park. I believe the road is called Eastshore Rd at
that point. Go straight thru the stop sign. Drive over the little bridge
on the left just past the strange stop sign. Drive to the end and park
there. Please respect the fact that the houses are private property and
don't disturb the residents. 

Dea Freid 

Sebastopol 

 
Subject: RE: Possible black vulture
From: "'Alvaro Jaramillo' chucao AT coastside.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:43:09 -0800
Hi there. Your note suddenly gave me a sinking feeling. I will explain that, 
but just to give background a Black Vulture in this part of California is 
extremely, extremely rare. So very much unexpected, and unlikely. But a couple 
of weeks ago while returning from Richardson Bay where I went to see the 
Herring Run I was driving back towards the Golden Gate Bridge. At about the 
latitude of Sausalito there is an area where hwy 101 goes by some larger trees 
on the right as you head south and you are in the shadows of the hills. Well 
right here I saw a bird that went over the car that just looked like a Black 
Vulture. I could not turn around, or do much with it. Given the rarity, I just 
made the assumption that I had seen a Red-tailed Hawk in a weird angle flying 
over, and in shadow so it looked dark. The bird flapped a few times, quick and 
classic Black Vulture flaps, that didn’t sit well with a Red-tail and it 
certainly was not a Turkey Vulture. Again, I just assumed that I had seen a 
common bird poorly and until your note today I had not thought about that bird 
at all. In all likelihood I did see something common poorly. But you never 
know, maybe there is a Black Vulture up in the region? I of course did not 
mention my “sighting” to anyone as I figured I did NOT see a Black Vulture 
but was fooled by something else. Having seen plenty of Black Vultures, 
annually at various spots I visit, they are distinctive and that bird going 
over really did trip off the Black Vulture switch for me. So hopefully we are 
not crazy and someone can confirm. That would make me feel real good. I am not 
at all prepared to say I saw a Black Vulture, but enough to say, everyone look 
up and scan any vulture roosts just in case. 


 

Alvaro 

 

Alvaro Jaramillo

alvaro AT alvarosadventures.com

www.alvarosadventures.com

 

From: northbaybirds AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:northbaybirds AT yahoogroups.com] On 
Behalf Of thinkberry AT gmail.com [northbaybirds] 

Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2015 3:22 PM
To: northbaybirds AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: [NBB] Possible black vulture

 

  

So on a hike at King Mountain in Larkspur (3:15 1/22) I saw what appeared to be 
a black vulture. I did not have binos and the bird was pretty high up but it 
sure did look like one: large, soaring, dark bird, light colored windows and 
short tail. Even flexed like a vulture. Haven't been on the list lately to know 
if anything like this has been reported lately. 



Subject: Possible black vulture
From: "thinkberry AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 22 Jan 2015 15:21:38 -0800
So on a hike at King Mountain in Larkspur (3:15 1/22) I saw what appeared to be 
a black vulture. I did not have binos and the bird was pretty high up but it 
sure did look like one: large, soaring, dark bird, light colored windows and 
short tail. Even flexed like a vulture. Haven't been on the list lately to know 
if anything like this has been reported lately. 


------------------------------------
Posted by: thinkberry AT gmail.com
------------------------------------

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: Tundra swan Lake Ralphine
From: "deb AT debdrex.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 22 Jan 2015 12:16:46 -0800
Hi,
 

 At 8:30am today I walked around Lake Ralphine, Howarth Park, Santa Rosa. I 
heard a familiar (I thought) hoot/bark from the resident Mute swans (I thought) 
and, looking through my binoculars, when I had the chance, saw one more swan 
than the usual six. That's when I saw that the bird making the constant 
hoot/bark sound had a black bill and differently shaped head and was being 
chased around the lake by the resident bullies...uh, Mute swans, who eventually 
chased him off of the lake in the direction of Spring Lake. However, I had a 
brief chance to see him closely enough to see that his lores were yellow (a 
fairly small patch), making this my first view of a Tundra swan. He may have 
stopped at Spring Lake and, with any luck, still be there. I was unable to go 
check but thought this might be an opportunity for others who might be 
interested. 

 

 Best,
 Debbie Drechsler
 Santa Rosa CA
Subject: Lucy's Warbler continues at Diekmann's
From: "Dea Freid lemuria AT sonic.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:59:34 -0800
Seen at 7:50 AM flying behind Diekmann's and at 9:15AM from parking lot at 
diekmanns basement in blackberries on right side of driveway of White House 
with blue trim. 


Dea Freid
Sebastopol

Sent from my iPhone

------------------------------------
Posted by: Dea Freid 
------------------------------------

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: second hand report - Fort Baker herring run - Marin Co.
From: "Dan Singer dsg2 AT sbcglobal.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:46:30 -0800
Hi all,

Just heard from Josiah Clark that there is indeed a big run going on now at 
Fort Baker. It may extend north to downtown Sausalito. Gull numbers were 
estimated to be in the many 1000s, perhaps 10K or more. Josiah likened it to 
the Iceland Gull run of a few years ago. That run consisted of several tens of 
thousands of gulls along the Sausalito shoreline. Hope folks can get out there 
and enjoy the spectacle. I’ll be out of town for the weekend so may miss this 
one entirely. Bummer! 


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: More Mount Hood Regional Park 1/21
From: "Doug Shaw dougshaw09 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:06:23 +0000 (UTC)
I forgot to mention in my previous post I also had 1 Towsend's Solitaire about 
1/2 mile below the summit. 



Doug Shaw
Santa Rosa, CA, Sonoma County



------------------------------------
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: Mt. St. Helena Jan.21
From: "Dan Nelson birdsurf64 AT yahoo.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:43:55 -0800
Hi Birders,
Today I made the 10.5 mi. trek to the summit at North Peak, where I spent 5 
hours solely 

in Sonoma County. It was very windy along the N. facing slope, but sunny and 
much calmer 

on the S. and W.slopes. I walked downslope about 150 yds. W. of the new tower, 
which was 

added three or four years ago. It is VERY noisy in the wind due to many added 
instruments and 

wires. I miss the old tower...which had ladders to the top and was kept 
unlocked.... By 2 PM, the 

wind was letting up.  Here is what I observed:
 
TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE -  40-50 seen.
CANYON WREN  -  1- 2 heard; 1 seen.
WHITE-THROATED SWIFT-  3-4 seen and heard
Varied Thrush  -  15+
Hermit Thrush  -  15+
Fox Sparrow  - 5
Large-billed "stephansi" Fox Sparrow - 7- 8
Western Bluebird- 15
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 2
un ID'd  large accipiter- 1 
 
The accipiter was (sadly) too far away to be positive, but appeared to be a 
Goshawk. 

2-3 California Thrashers were seen and heard in the "saddle" within Napa 
County, and another 

Canyon Wren was near the climbers' rock in Napa County.
 
I posted a couple pics of todays' TOSOs on the NBB site.
 
Dan Nelson ~  Sonoma County
Subject: Hood Mountain Reg Park Sonoma County 1/21 Cassin's Finch Summer Tanager & More
From: "Doug Shaw dougshaw09 AT comcast.net [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:08:50 +0000 (UTC)
Hi All,

 I had a great birding day with a mix of winter and early Spring birds with 
some definite surprises. Access to these birds is from the Los Alamos Road main 
entrance off Hwy.12 just south of Santa Rosa. 

 I hiked up the Hood Mountain Trail and returned via the Summit Trail ( this 
trail is poorly maintained and is like walking through a rock gully for much of 
the way and my legs are aching). Anyhow, along the Hood Mountain Trail about 
1/4 - 1/2 mile after passing the outhouse at Azalea Creek you will see a large 
clearing on the left with a large pine leaning to the left. This is where 4 
finches flew over and I was drawn to them by their call notes. One of them 
perched in the tall crooked pine and it was a male CASSIN'S FINCH with a deep 
red cap contrasting with a paler reddish face, fine brown streaks on the sides 
of the breast, deeply notched tail, and a pure white center breast and belly. 
The other three finches flew into some tall pines to the right where I could 
hear them for the next 45 minutes while I waited patiently. In the meantime I 
saw a female SUMMER TANAGER about 2/3 the way up in the tree immediately to the 
left of the leaning tree. The tanager was slowly working a heavy branch. Rather 
drab yellow breast and belly, greenish-yellow wings, chunky heavy billed, slim 
eye spectacle (white). Atop Mount Hood at the 2700 ft. summit I had a tiny 
hummingbird buzz me and fly into the flowering brush and started vocalizing, a 
early RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD. On my way down I heard then saw a CLARK'S NUTCRACKER 
about a 1/2 mile below the summit ne of the Summit Trail / galvanized gate, and 
the Hood Mountain Trail. Then I followed the Summit Trail down which I do not 
recommend unless you have the footing of a goat or sheep and have very strong 
knees. Lastly, as I was exiting the park I stopped at the gate that covers half 
the road and walked back east about 30 yards and heard than saw an adult 
CHIPPING SPARROW. 

  

Doug Shaw
Santa Rosa, CA, Sonoma County



------------------------------------
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: Ft baker herring run is on!
From: "Josiah clark josiah.clark621 AT gmail.com [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:20:52 -0800
Ok this time it's for real. It's really going off down there with gulls in 
horseshoe cove and should last a couple days. More concentrated than I have 
seen all year, I'd say tens of thousands around the gate. The rocks and kelp 
are laiden with roe still inaccessible to gulls until the next daylight low 
tide, and due to the shallow tidal gradient there is lots of it. The relatively 
flat bottom has a slow release effect, prolonging the feeding frenzy. Of course 
this is the run that has hosted many of Marin's rarest gulls in the passed. 
Hopefully the gull masters ( you know who you are), will rise to the the 
occasion for what is one of the most technical, challenging and rewarding 
birding opportunities the Bay Area has to offer. I aim to be there in the am. 


Josiah Clark I Consulting Ecologist I www.habitatpotential.com I 415.317.3978 


Nature's Acres Nursery I Bay Area Native Plants I www.naturesacresnursery.com 




------------------------------------
Posted by: Josiah clark 
------------------------------------

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/