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Band-tailed Earthcreeper,©Sophie Webb

28 Feb 205 species reported in Tulare Co in 2015 as of February 28, 2015 by all observers ["'John Lockhart' j_f_lockhart AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
22 Feb Re: Happy and Productive birding in Tulare Co ["Susan Steele steele7 AT verizon.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
21 Feb Happy and Productive birding in Tulare Co ["'John Lockhart' j_f_lockhart AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
15 Feb Harris's Sparrow Pixley NWR ["Steve Summers summers AT ocsnet.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
15 Feb Fwd: Ruff at Pixley ["Bob Barnes bbarnes AT lightspeed.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
15 Feb Fwd: Ruff at Pixley ["Bob Barnes bbarnes AT lightspeed.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
15 Feb Wing Tags ["Dane Fagundes dfgnds3 AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
8 Feb Tulare County Birds Today ["'Jim Gain \(birding\)' phalarope AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
07 Feb Re: RFI - Tulare ["Bob Barnes bbarnes AT lightspeed.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
7 Feb RFI - Tulare ["'Jim Gain \(birding\)' phalarope AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
2 Feb Mountain Plovers ["George Folsom gjfolsom AT comcast.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
1 Feb Cliff Swallows Are Back ["Mark Stacy monkletgimp AT yahoo.com [tularekingsbirds]" ]
31 Jan 188 species reported in Tul Co in 2015 as of January 31, 2015 by all observers ["'John Lockhart' j_f_lockhart AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
31 Jan Tulare Co ["'John Lockhart' j_f_lockhart AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
28 Jan Wing-tagged eagle ["Dane Fagundes dfgnds3 AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
28 Jan Raptors @ the Pixley NWR (Jan. 26) ["Alex Viduetsky aviduetsky AT yahoo.com [tularekingsbirds]" ]
27 Jan Pixley NWR on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 ["aviduetsky AT yahoo.com [tularekingsbirds]" ]
25 Jan Tulare County Birding Jan. 24, 2015 ["GWPOTT AT aol.com [tularekingsbirds]" ]
24 Jan Lark Bunting ["Mark Stacy monkletgimp AT yahoo.com [tularekingsbirds]" ]
21 Jan RE: Teapot Dome Landfill Gull Fest! ["Steve Summers summers AT ocsnet.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
21 Jan RE: Teapot Dome Landfill Gull Fest! ["'Steve & Priscilla Summers' summers AT ocsnet.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
21 Jan Teapot Dome Landfill Gull Fest! ["'Steve & Priscilla Summers' summers AT ocsnet.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
19 Jan Mountain Birding ["wolftracker21 AT yahoo.com [tularekingsbirds]" ]
17 Jan A good day ["Dane Fagundes dfgnds3 AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
17 Jan Tulare Co. Tropical Kingbird ["garycarlafile AT gmail.com [tularekingsbirds]" ]
15 Jan Teapot Dome Landfill Iceland Gulls - No ["bruce.berman AT yahoo.com [tularekingsbirds]" ]
14 Jan Tulare WTP Tropical Kingbird ["'Steve & Priscilla Summers' summers AT ocsnet.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
13 Jan Pics posted of Iceland Gull, Tropical Kingbird and Pacific Golden-Plover ["birds_i_vue AT yahoo.com [tularekingsbirds]" ]
13 Jan Tulare tropical kingbird ["John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [central_valley_birds]" ]
13 Jan Tulare tropical kingbird ["John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [tularekingsbirds]" ]
12 Jan Tropical Kingbird continues at Tulare WTF on January 12, 2015 ["hansenbio AT comcast.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
12 Jan Porterville Evening Grosbeaks again ["'Steve & Priscilla Summers' summers AT ocsnet.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
11 Jan Iceland Gull- Tulare Co. ["garycarlafile AT gmail.com [tularekingsbirds]" ]
11 Jan Tropical kingbird Tulare wtp continuese ["John j_f_lockhart AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
10 Jan Tulare Co. Iceland Gulls continue ["'Steve & Priscilla Summers' summers AT ocsnet.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
09 Jan Iceland Gull Tulare Co. ["Steve Summers summers AT ocsnet.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
4 Jan RE: Tropical kingbird Tulare wtp ["'Steve & Priscilla Summers' summers AT ocsnet.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
4 Jan Tropical kingbird Tulare wtp ["John j_f_lockhart AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
1 Jan New years day 2015 Tulare Co ["'John Lockhart' j_f_lockhart AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
1 Jan Re: Big Year ["John j_f_lockhart AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
31 Dec Big Year ["wolftracker21 AT yahoo.com [tularekingsbirds]" ]
31 Dec Kings Birds Today and My Accidental Big Year ["Mark Stacy monkletgimp AT yahoo.com [tularekingsbirds]" ]
31 Dec Last day of the year (2014) ["Dane Fagundes dfgnds3 AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
30 Dec Big Year 2015 ["wolftracker21 AT yahoo.com [tularekingsbirds]" ]
27 Dec white-throated sparrow ["garycarlafile AT gmail.com [tularekingsbirds]" ]
26 Dec Evening Grosbeaks in Porterville ["'Steve & Priscilla Summers' summers AT ocsnet.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
22 Dec Our CBC ["Dane Fagundes dfgnds3 AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
20 Dec Brown Pelican lake success ["John j_f_lockhart AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
20 Dec Franklin's Gulls at Corcoran Reservoir ["Mark Stacy monkletgimp AT yahoo.com [tularekingsbirds]" ]
19 Dec Count week CBC ["Dane Fagundes dfgnds3 AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
18 Dec Dry Creek Preserve ["wolftracker21 AT yahoo.com [tularekingsbirds]" ]
15 Dec CBC F.Y.I. ["Dane Fagundes dfgnds3 AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
14 Dec Kings Horned Grebe & Varied Thrush ["Mark Stacy monkletgimp AT yahoo.com [tularekingsbirds]" ]
6 Dec Gulls ["Dane Fagundes dfgnds3 AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
1 Dec Tulare Co. White-throated Sparrow ["'Steve & Priscilla Summers' summers AT ocsnet.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
30 Nov Franklin's Gull in Kings ["Mark Stacy monkletgimp AT yahoo.com [tularekingsbirds]" ]
30 Nov Burke Park-52 Species ["wolftracker21 AT yahoo.com [tularekingsbirds]" ]
29 Nov RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER at Circle J ranch in Springville, 11/29/14 Tulare Co. ["tonyk_71220 AT hotmail.com [tularekingsbirds]" ]
28 Nov Tulare Co. Swamp Sparrow ["'Steve & Priscilla Summers' summers AT ocsnet.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
26 Nov PINE GROSBEAKS and other birds from North Rd 11/26/14 ["tonyk_71220 AT hotmail.com [tularekingsbirds]" ]
25 Nov ROSS'S GOOSE and SLATED-COLORED JUNCO at Lake Success today 11/25/14 ["tonyk_71220 AT hotmail.com [tularekingsbirds]" ]
24 Nov Common goldeneye and greater white-fronted goose are November additions to Houston X Linwood basin bird list. ["hansenbio AT comcast.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
23 Nov Some Kings Birds ["Mark Stacy monkletgimp AT yahoo.com [tularekingsbirds]" ]
20 Nov Thursday out and about ["Dane Fagundes dfgnds3 AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
19 Nov Horned Grebe at Corcoran Reservoir ["Mark Stacy monkletgimp AT yahoo.com [tularekingsbirds]" ]
18 Nov Swan ID ["Dane Fagundes dfgnds3 AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
16 Nov S. Pinkham Ponding Basin ["wolftracker21 AT yahoo.com [tularekingsbirds]" ]
16 Nov Kings Weekend Birds ["Mark Stacy monkletgimp AT yahoo.com [tularekingsbirds]" ]
16 Nov No Subject ["Jane Manning cjmanning2 AT gmail.com [tularekingsbirds]" ]
12 Nov November 12, 2014 ["Dane Fagundes dfgnds3 AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
10 Nov Today's Bird Loop ["Dane Fagundes dfgnds3 AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
9 Nov Kings Co Golden-Plover, Thayer's Gull & Warbling Vireo ["Mark Stacy monkletgimp AT yahoo.com [tularekingsbirds]" ]
5 Nov Wednesday Birding ["Dane Fagundes dfgnds3 AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
02 Nov purple finch at the Houston X Linwood basin in Visalia on 2 November 2014 ["hansenbio AT comcast.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
01 Nov varied thrush in northwest Visalia on 1 November 2014 ["hansenbio AT comcast.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]
31 Oct Colusa NWR ["Dane Fagundes dfgnds3 AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" ]

Subject: 205 species reported in Tulare Co in 2015 as of February 28, 2015 by all observers
From: "'John Lockhart' j_f_lockhart AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:56:51 -0800
205 species reported in Tulare Co in 2015 as of February 28, 2015 by all
observers

 

2 species Rough-legged Hawk and Vermilion Flycatcher not reported to Ebird

 

The 2014 Jan - Feb ebird total was 197 species

All-time ebird records Jan - Feb is 229 species

 

3 Accidental

Iceland Gull - Porterville Dump, Jan 9, Jon Dunn

Glaucous Gull - Porterville Dump, Jan 21, Steve Summers

Tropical Kingbird - Tulare WTP, Jan 4, John Lockhart

 

7 Casual

Rough-legged Hawk - Pixley NWR, Feb 9, Jim Gain

Ruff - Pixley NWR, Feb 14, Jim Moore

Thayer's Gull - Success Lake, Jan 1, Steve Summers

Lesser Black-backed Gull - Porterville Dump, Jan 21, Steve Summers

Glaucous-winged Gull - Success Lake, Jan 1, Steve Summers

Vermilion Flycatcher - Milo Fire Station, Jan 24, Gary Potter

Harris's Sparrow - Pixley NWR, Feb 14, Steve Summers

 

11 Rare

Ross's Goose - Pixley NWR, Jan 17, Steven Sage

Cackling Goose - Bravo Lake, Jan 2, Dane Fagundes

Eurasian Wigeon - Success Lake, Jan 1, Dane Fagundes

Blue-winged Teal - Alpaugh IDP, Jan 9, Steve Summers

Common Goldeneye - Bravo Lake, Jan 2, Dane Fagundes

Red-breasted Merganser - Success Lake, Jan 1, Dane Fagundes

Pacific Golden-Plover - Tulare WTP, Jan 6, Dane Fagundes

Common Ground-Dove - Hwy 53 and Rd 176, Feb 21, Dane Fagundes

Red-naped Sapsucker - Drumm Valley, Feb 1,Fagundes, Lockhart, Sage

Black-throated Sparrow - Pixley NWR, Feb 21, Alison Sheyhee

White-throated Sparrow - Success Valley, Jan 9, Known from 2014

 

The following is the Rare to Abundant birds Yet UNRECORDED in Tulare in 2015

 

1 Abundant

Western Kingbird

 

22 Common

Wilson's Phalarope

Caspian Tern

Forster's Tern

Black-chinned Hummingbird

Calliope Hummingbird

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Western Wood-Pewee

Hammond's Flycatcher

Dusky Flycatcher

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Plumbeous Vireo

Warbling Vireo

Nashville Warbler

MacGillivray's Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Hermit Warbler

Wilson's Warbler

Brewer's Sparrow

Western Tanager

Black-headed Grosbeak

Lazuli Bunting

Bullock's Oriole

 

25 Uncommon

Sooty Grouse

Northern Goshawk

Semipalmated Plover

Pectoral Sandpiper

Red-necked Phalarope

Bonaparte's Gull

Black Tern

Flammulated Owl

Lesser Nighthawk

Common Nighthawk

Common Poorwill

Black Swift

Vaux's Swift

Allen's Hummingbird

Lewis's Woodpecker

Gray Flycatcher

Pacific-slope Flycatcher

Swainson's Thrush

Yellow-breasted Chat

Black-chinned Sparrow

Bell's Sparrow

Blue Grosbeak

Hooded Oriole

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch

Red Crossbill

 

21 Rare

Tundra Swan

Chukar

Common Loon

Horned Grebe

Snowy Plover

Solitary Sandpiper

Willet

Baird's Sandpiper

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Short-billed Dowitcher

Long-eared Owl

Short-eared Owl

Costa's Hummingbird

Black-backed Woodpecker

Willow Flycatcher

Purple Martin

Bank Swallow

Sage Thrasher

Grasshopper Sparrow

Scott's Oriole

Pine Grosbeak

 

John Lockhart

Visalia
Subject: Re: Happy and Productive birding in Tulare Co
From: "Susan Steele steele7 AT verizon.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 07:27:17 -0800
One slight correction it was Rob Hansen who  found the glaucous gull. 

But the bottom line of it was a happy and productive day of birding is so 
correct. Many thanks to all. Susan 


Sent from my iPhone

> On Feb 21, 2015, at 9:49 PM, 'John Lockhart' j_f_lockhart AT sbcglobal.net 
[tularekingsbirds]  wrote: 

> 
> 
> 
> Saturday, 21 Feb 2015
>  
> The Ruff and Harris’s Sparrow continued at Pixely NWR seen by many
> Alison Sheehey found and photographed a Black-throated Sparrow  there also
>  
> Dane Fagundes found Common Ground-dove near Elarlimart
>  
> Susan Steele refound a sporadic Glaucous Gull at the Porterville Dump - also 
continuing Thayer’s and Glaucous-winged Gulls 

>  
> A great day had by many
> Legendary Tulare birder Bob Barnes added 5 county birds to his Tulare Co 
lifelist: Ruff, Common Ground-dove, Glaucous Gull, Thayer’s and 
Glaucous-winged Gulls. He already had seen 6 or 7 Harris’s Sparrow over the 
years. 

>  
> John Lockhart
> Visalia
> 
> 
> 
Subject: Happy and Productive birding in Tulare Co
From: "'John Lockhart' j_f_lockhart AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 21:49:30 -0800
Saturday, 21 Feb 2015

 

The Ruff and Harris's Sparrow continued at Pixely NWR seen by many

Alison Sheehey found and photographed a Black-throated Sparrow  there also

 

Dane Fagundes found Common Ground-dove near Elarlimart

 

Susan Steele refound a sporadic  Glaucous Gull at the Porterville Dump -
also continuing Thayer's and Glaucous-winged Gulls

 

A great day had by many

Legendary Tulare birder Bob Barnes added 5 county birds to his Tulare Co
lifelist: Ruff, Common Ground-dove, Glaucous Gull, Thayer's and
Glaucous-winged Gulls. He already had seen 6 or 7 Harris's Sparrow over the
years.

 

John Lockhart

Visalia
Subject: Harris's Sparrow Pixley NWR
From: "Steve Summers summers AT ocsnet.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2015 17:02:34 -0800
An imm. HARRIS'S SPARROW is with the White-crowned Sparrow flock hanging around 
the platform area at Pixley.  I first spotted it about 3:50p. The flock ended 
up in the small brushy tree to the east of the platform.  A little later we 
also saw the RUFF reported yesterday.  


Steve Summers
Porterville


Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Smartphone
Subject: Fwd: Ruff at Pixley
From: "Bob Barnes bbarnes AT lightspeed.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2015 12:19:21 -0800
Jim,

Done!

Thank you for reporting.

I see you had a very successful birding trip in Kenya.

Bob


Hi,

Self-explanatory as read below.

Serving as the messenger for non-listserv member Jim Moore.

Bob Barnes, Ridgecrest, Kern County, California

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Ruff at Pixley
Date: 	Sun, 15 Feb 2015 10:03:24 -0800
From: 	Jim Moore 
To: 	Barnes, Bob 



Hi Bob.
I’m not a member of the kingstulare listserve.  Would you mind posting 
this for me.
During a LA Audubon field trip Saturday, Feb 14, an apparent Ruff was 
seen at Pixley NWR in the ponds north of the observation platform .  It 
was associating with dowitchers and other shorebirds.  The bird was 
about the same size as the dowitchers with a long neck, short bill, 
scalloped feathering and a white undertail.  A grainy photo taken by 
Steve Turley is attached.

Thanks,
Jim
Subject: Fwd: Ruff at Pixley
From: "Bob Barnes bbarnes AT lightspeed.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2015 12:17:27 -0800
Hi,

Self-explanatory as read below.

Serving as the messenger for non-listserv member Jim Moore.

Bob Barnes, Ridgecrest, Kern County, California

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Ruff at Pixley
Date: 	Sun, 15 Feb 2015 10:03:24 -0800
From: 	Jim Moore 
To: 	Barnes, Bob 



Hi Bob.
I’m not a member of the kingstulare listserve.  Would you mind posting 
this for me.
During a LA Audubon field trip Saturday, Feb 14, an apparent Ruff was 
seen at Pixley NWR in the ponds north of the observation platform .  It 
was associating with dowitchers and other shorebirds.  The bird was 
about the same size as the dowitchers with a long neck, short bill, 
scalloped feathering and a white undertail.  A grainy photo taken by 
Steve Turley is attached.

Thanks,
Jim
Subject: Wing Tags
From: "Dane Fagundes dfgnds3 AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2015 08:44:56 -0800
Hi.

The certificate from reporting a Bald Eagle came today.

Band Number 0679-04112  07
Banded in nest 5/16/2011 in California (before it could fly).
Female
Banded by Mr. David Garcelon of Arcata, California.
Discovered at Lake Success on 1/28/2015

Last seen 2/14/2015

Dane 280-7840
Subject: Tulare County Birds Today
From: "'Jim Gain \(birding\)' phalarope AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2015 20:30:49 -0800
John Harris and I had a very successful day in Tulare County. We started at
Lake Success where we had both eagles, Eurasian Wigeon and a Cattle Egret
along with the usual suspects. Above Springcreek along Hwy 190 we have lots
of Band-tailed Pigeons. We didn't have much luck in Coy Flat Campground
because we probably got there too late. On the way back down as I was
pulling off to check for chaparral birds, a bird flew right over our car. We
got our bins on it immediately and enjoyed killer looks at a NORTHERN PYGMY
OWL. We couldn't get in to the Porterville dump and went to Pixley NWR next.
Bumped into John and Dane as they were leaving. We walked all the way out to
the end of the trail and were glad we did. We have nice looks at a
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK and a MARBLED GODWIT. We hit the Alpaugh Irrigation ponds
next with little success and then kind of just wandered. We ended up at
Utica and 6th and then drove Utica east to the Homeland canal. Had Virginia
Rail, Sora, Common Yellowlegs and a MERLIN. At Road 40 and the canal there
was a really nice lake with thousands of blackbirds. I am guessing maybe in
the neighborhood of 8-10,000 TRICOLORED BLACKBIRDS. And one Yellow-headed
Blackbird. We ended the day at the Tulare Sewage Ponds where we had
Bufflehead, Lesser Scaup, Canvasback and a dozen Black-bellied Plovers.

 

We ended up with 107 (NIB) species for the day. A really nice trip. Thanks
to all that provided suggestions.

 

Jim Gain

Modesto
Subject: Re: RFI - Tulare
From: "Bob Barnes bbarnes AT lightspeed.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 07 Feb 2015 14:25:54 -0800
Jim,

You have the locations in a nice east to west order - keeping the sun at 
your back most of the day.

Unless it is implied as it is on your route, I recommend checking out 
the fields around Pixley National Wildlife Refuge after the Tulare 
Sewage Ponds and just before the Alpaugh Irrigation Ponds. This past 
Thursday, Herb SLO County birders Elliot and Maggie Smith reported 3500 
Sandhill Cranes and some nice Tulare Co. shorebirds. Here's the link to 
Maggie's eBird list for that visit...


Bob Barnes, Ridgecrest, Kern County, California (Tulare County resident 
and birder 1972-1993, occasional birder there since; almost all east of 
the North Fork Kern River)

Cell: 760-382-1260

On 2/7/2015 1:08 PM, 'Jim Gain (birding)' phalarope AT sbcglobal.net 
[tularekingsbirds] wrote:
>
> John Harris and I are heading down to Tulare County tomorrow (first 
> time for both of us). It looks like the following spots are key areas
>
> Coy Flat Campground
>
> Lake Success
>
> Teapot Dome Landfill
>
> Tulare Sewage Ponds
>
> Alpaugh Irrigation Ponds
>
> Am I missing anything? Suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Thanks
>
> Jim Gain
>
> Modesto
>
> 
Subject: RFI - Tulare
From: "'Jim Gain \(birding\)' phalarope AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2015 13:08:02 -0800
John Harris and I are heading down to Tulare County tomorrow (first time for
both of us). It looks like the following spots are key areas

Coy Flat Campground

Lake Success

Teapot Dome Landfill

Tulare Sewage Ponds

Alpaugh Irrigation Ponds

 

Am I missing anything? Suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks

Jim Gain

Modesto

 
Subject: Mountain Plovers
From: "George Folsom gjfolsom AT comcast.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2015 14:06:03 -0800
This morning, February 2, there were at least 35 Mountain Plovers in two areas 
on the east side of 6th Ave 4.1 to 4.4 miles north of the Kern National 
Wildlife Refuge entrance. They were in the second field south of the poultry 
facility. 



George Folsom
Lynn Hemnik 
Fresno Ca






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Subject: Cliff Swallows Are Back
From: "Mark Stacy monkletgimp AT yahoo.com [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2015 23:56:38 +0000 (UTC)
A sure sign on spring, I had Cliff Swallows at several bridges over the 
California Aqueduct and near Corcoran today. 

Mark StacyLemoore
Subject: 188 species reported in Tul Co in 2015 as of January 31, 2015 by all observers
From: "'John Lockhart' j_f_lockhart AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:53:29 -0800
188 species reported in Tulare Co in 2015 as of January 31, 2015 by all
observers

 

2 new species added to Tulare Co list

Tropical Kingbird - Tulare WTP, Jan 4, John Lockhart:  photos and many
observers

Iceland Gull - Porterville Dump, Jan 9, Jon Dunn: Jon Dunn is an author of
Gulls of the Americas, A Peterson Reference Guide, Under CBRC review. Photos
and other observers

 

Only one bird species not recorded to Ebird - Vermillion Flycatcher

 

2014 also had 188 birds reported in January

 

3 Accidental

Iceland Gull - Porterville Dump, Jan 9, Jon Dunn

Glaucous Gull - Porterville Dump, Jan 21, Steve Summers

Tropical Kingbird - Tulare WTP, Jan 4, John Lockhart

 

4 Casual

Thayer's Gull - Success Lake, Jan 1, Steve Summers

Lesser Black-backed Gull - Porterville Dump, Jan 21, Steve Summers

Glaucous-winged Gull - Success Lake, Jan 1, Steve Summers

Vermilion Flycatcher - Milo Fire Station, Jan 24, Gary Potter

 

8 Rare

Ross's Goose - Pixley NWR, Jan 17, Steven Sage

Cackling Goose - Bravo Lake, Jan 2, Dane Fagundes

Eurasian Wigeon - Success Lake, Jan 1, Dane Fagundes

Blue-winged Teal - Alpaugh IDP, Jan 9, Steve Summers

Common Goldeneye - Bravo Lake, Jan 2, Dane Fagundes

Red-breasted Merganser - Success Lake, Jan 1, Dane Fagundes

Pacific Golden-Plover - Tulare WTP, Jan 6, Dane Fagundes

White-throated Sparrow - Success Valley, Jan 9, Known from 2014

 

The following are the 

83 yet unreported Abundant - Rare species in 2015

 

2 Abundant

Western Kingbird

Cliff Swallow

 

28 Common

Whimbrel

Wilson's Phalarope

Caspian Tern

Forster's Tern

Black-chinned Hummingbird

Calliope Hummingbird

Rufous Hummingbird

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Western Wood-Pewee

Hammond's Flycatcher

Dusky Flycatcher

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Plumbeous Vireo

Cassin's Vireo

Warbling Vireo

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Violet-green Swallow

Barn Swallow

Nashville Warbler

MacGillivray's Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Hermit Warbler

Wilson's Warbler

Brewer's Sparrow

Western Tanager

Black-headed Grosbeak

Lazuli Bunting

Bullock's Oriole

 

29 Uncommon

Sooty Grouse

Northern Goshawk

Swainson's Hawk

Semipalmated Plover

Lesser Yellowlegs

Pectoral Sandpiper

Red-necked Phalarope

Bonaparte's Gull

Black Tern

Flammulated Owl

Lesser Nighthawk

Common Nighthawk

Common Poorwill

Black Swift

Vaux's Swift

Allen's Hummingbird

Lewis's Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker

Gray Flycatcher

Pacific-slope Flycatcher

Swainson's Thrush

Yellow-breasted Chat

Black-chinned Sparrow

Bell's Sparrow

Blue Grosbeak

Hooded Oriole

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch

Red Crossbill

Lawrence's Goldfinch

 

24 Rare

Tundra Swan

Chukar

Common Loon

Horned Grebe

Snowy Plover

Solitary Sandpiper

Willet

Baird's Sandpiper

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Short-billed Dowitcher

Common Ground-Dove

Long-eared Owl

Short-eared Owl

Costa's Hummingbird

Red-naped Sapsucker

Black-backed Woodpecker

Willow Flycatcher

Purple Martin

Bank Swallow

Sage Thrasher

Black-throated Sparrow

Grasshopper Sparrow

Scott's Oriole

Pine Grosbeak

 

John Lockhart

Visalia
Subject: Tulare Co
From: "'John Lockhart' j_f_lockhart AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:42:15 -0800
Steven Sage and I went through Porterville looking for Evening Grosbeak
without any luck

 

We met Dane at Lake Success which had plenty of birds but no real rarities,
Eurasian Widgeon, but good numbers of waterbirds, four Bald Eagle, and fair
diversity.

 

We got White-throated Sparrow in Success Valley. A bird first found by Steve
Summers in December, refound by Jon Dunn earlier this month and missed by me
two times and Dane three times previously this month.

 

We met Rob Hansen at the Porterville Dump and watched gulls for a couple of
hours with about 3500 California Gulls, 100 Herring Gulls, 15 Thayer's Gull
and a couple of Glaucous-winged Gull.

 

Dane Steven and I headed for the valley floor.

We finally found an American Bittern on the Lateral A canal by Hog Island.
Not so easy in this very dry year.

Stoil and the Alpaugh IDP were overfull.

150 Mountain Plover to the south of the Alpaugh IDP 

Pixely NWR remains stunning with the diversity of waterbirds, Geese, and
numbers of Sandhill Crain.

 

John Lockhart

Visalia
Subject: Wing-tagged eagle
From: "Dane Fagundes dfgnds3 AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:44:01 -0800
This morning while the valley was in thick fog I ventured out and found the sun 
at Lake Success. 


After I scoped the lake area, I noticed an adult Bald Eagle along the north 
shore. It had a tag on both wings, red-orange 

with the number 07 visible.

Of course, I asked myself, where did this eagle come from and what history 
could I find if I knew who to contact. 


May be someone in the world can jump in and let us know the people to contact 
and learn the info on this great bird. 


The campground had a few birds. I found a Slate-colored Junco. 
In one tree I had ten Northern Flicker, yes ten!
Eurasian Wigeon was still around from last year.

Dane 280-7840
Subject: Raptors @ the Pixley NWR (Jan. 26)
From: "Alex Viduetsky aviduetsky AT yahoo.com [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:03:13 +0000 (UTC)
Hello birders, 
I'm not sure if my message to the group went through earlier - when I posted it 
directly on the group's site.I visited the Pixley NWR on Monday, Jan. 26. I was 
delighted to find six different species of raptors at the refuge: the 
Red-tailed and Cooper's Hawks, Northern Harrier, Merlin, American Kestrel and 
Great Horned Owl. If interested, you may view my e-bird's report and some 
photos that I've uploaded to Google+: 

Pixley NWR (January 26, 2015)  
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Good birding,
Alexander ViduetskyValley Village, CA 91607 
Subject: Pixley NWR on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015
From: "aviduetsky AT yahoo.com [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 27 Jan 2015 14:14:13 -0800
Hello birders,
 

 I visited the Pixley NWR on Monday, Jan. 26, between 11:10 AM and 3:50 PM. It 
was cloudy but, thankfully, no fog. It was my second trip there, the first one 
(a few years ago) was not very productive because of a near zero visibility and 
rain. Yesterday I was able to get some decent views / photos of some species, 
including six different species of raptors: the Red-tailed Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, 
Northern Harrier, Merlin, American Kestrel and Great-horned Owl. Of course, the 
Sandhill Cranes were magnificent! The agricultural fields by the NWR and the 
periphery of the refuge itself have yielded some of the most interesting 
observations for me, including almost all the cranes, the Merlin and the Owl. 

 If interested, here's the link to my e-bird list and another link to the short 
video of the cranes: 

 

 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/email?subID=S21569843 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/email?subID=S21569843 


 

 Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis) https://flic.kr/p/qVrUZy

 
 
 https://flic.kr/p/qVrUZy 
 
 Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis) https://flic.kr/p/qVrUZy Taken at the 
National Wildlife Refuge in Pixley, California on January 26, 2015. 

 
 
 
 View on flic.kr https://flic.kr/p/qVrUZy 
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 Good birding,
 

 Alexander Viduetsky
 Valley Village, CA
 

Subject: Tulare County Birding Jan. 24, 2015
From: "GWPOTT AT aol.com [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 25 Jan 2015 16:49:17 -0800
 Yesterday I did some birding along Yokohl Valley Drive, Lake Success, and 
Springville. Highlights included prsobably 2,000 Common Mergansers on Lake 
Success, a Varied Thrush st the beginning of Harris Rd., and the bird of the 
day, a VERMILION FLYCATCHER in a Byckeye bush about a mile above Milo Fire 
Station. --Gary 
Subject: Lark Bunting
From: "Mark Stacy monkletgimp AT yahoo.com [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:41:23 +0000 (UTC)
Considering I've looked for this bird without success since finding it in 
October, it was a surprise to see the female/imm Lark Bunting at it's original 
location on Tehama Ave. in western Kings Co. this morning. It was along the 
north fence-line about 1 mile in where there's a wet area to the north. I also 
saw it later a hundred yards or so farther east. 

Elsewhere today there was a Sage Thrasher on York/Pyramid Hills Road near the 
oil rigs, 3 Greater Scaup at the 25th Ave bridge over the aqueduct and numerous 
Common Goldeneye continue on the California Aqueduct as seen from several 
different bridges/access points (44 in total). 

Mark StacyLemoore

Subject: RE: Teapot Dome Landfill Gull Fest!
From: "Steve Summers summers AT ocsnet.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:10:18 -0800
After further review and comparing my photos I'm removing my Iceland Gull claim 
from today.  I'm not sure what I photographed today but I don't think it was 
the Iceland Gull from Jan. 9-10.  Possibly a hybrid.  


Steve Summers
Porterville


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Date:01/21/2015 10:12 PM (GMT-08:00)
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Subject: RE: [tularekingsbirds] Teapot Dome Landfill Gull Fest!
Photos of some of today's gulls can be found here http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21489126 Steve Summers Porterville -----Original Message----- From: tularekingsbirds AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:tularekingsbirds AT yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of 'Steve & Priscilla Summers' summers AT ocsnet.net [tularekingsbirds] Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 3:42 PM To: tularekingsbirds AT yahoogroups.com Subject: [tularekingsbirds] Teapot Dome Landfill Gull Fest! I stopped by the Teapot Dome Landfill today (1/21-- 12:00p-1:15p) to see if the large number of gulls were there and to check on the Iceland Gull. The staggering number (for Tulare Co.) of gulls were there! I shortly found one of the "Kumlien's" Iceland Gulls and took more photos. But the most surprising find was that I ended up seeing eight (8) species of gulls comprising the following: Ring-billed Gull 5+ California Gull 1000s Herring Gull 100s Thayer's Gull 10s Iceland Gull 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 Glaucous-winged Gull 3 Glaucous Gull 1 I took photos of the 2nd winter Glaucous Gull and 2nd winter Lesser Black-backed Gull and will put them in an eBird report later today. I'll post when I get that done. It appears that the best time to look for the gulls here is between 9:00a-1:00p. Too early and the gulls haven't arrived yet, much later and they are covering up the garbage and the gulls start drifting away. I left at 1:15p and they had just fired up the bulldozers and were plowing into the garbage. The best viewing is from Rd. 208. Steve Summers Porterville ------------------------------------ Posted by: "Steve & Priscilla Summers" ------------------------------------ ------------------------------------ Yahoo Groups Links ------------------------------------ Posted by: "Steve & Priscilla Summers" ------------------------------------ ------------------------------------ Yahoo Groups Links
Subject: RE: Teapot Dome Landfill Gull Fest!
From: "'Steve & Priscilla Summers' summers AT ocsnet.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:12:32 -0800
Photos of some of today's gulls can be found here

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21489126
 
Steve Summers
Porterville


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Subject: [tularekingsbirds] Teapot Dome Landfill Gull Fest!

I stopped by the Teapot Dome Landfill today (1/21-- 12:00p-1:15p) to see if
the large number of gulls were there and to check on the Iceland Gull.  The
staggering number (for Tulare Co.) of gulls were there!  I shortly found one
of the "Kumlien's" Iceland Gulls and took more photos.  But the most
surprising find was that I ended up seeing eight (8) species of gulls
comprising the following:

Ring-billed Gull   5+
California Gull   1000s
Herring Gull   100s
Thayer's Gull   10s
Iceland Gull   1
Lesser Black-backed Gull   1
Glaucous-winged Gull   3
Glaucous Gull   1

I took photos of the 2nd winter Glaucous Gull and 2nd winter Lesser
Black-backed Gull and will put them in an eBird report later today.  I'll
post when I get that done.

It appears that the best time to look for the gulls here is between
9:00a-1:00p.  Too early and the gulls haven't arrived yet, much later and
they are covering up the garbage and the gulls start drifting away.  I left
at 1:15p and they had just fired up the bulldozers and were plowing into the
garbage.  The best viewing is from Rd. 208.

Steve Summers
Porterville



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Subject: Teapot Dome Landfill Gull Fest!
From: "'Steve & Priscilla Summers' summers AT ocsnet.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:41:38 -0800
I stopped by the Teapot Dome Landfill today (1/21-- 12:00p-1:15p) to see if
the large number of gulls were there and to check on the Iceland Gull.  The
staggering number (for Tulare Co.) of gulls were there!  I shortly found one
of the "Kumlien's" Iceland Gulls and took more photos.  But the most
surprising find was that I ended up seeing eight (8) species of gulls
comprising the following:

Ring-billed Gull   5+
California Gull   1000s
Herring Gull   100s
Thayer's Gull   10s
Iceland Gull   1
Lesser Black-backed Gull   1
Glaucous-winged Gull   3
Glaucous Gull   1

I took photos of the 2nd winter Glaucous Gull and 2nd winter Lesser
Black-backed Gull and will put them in an eBird report later today.  I'll
post when I get that done.

It appears that the best time to look for the gulls here is between
9:00a-1:00p.  Too early and the gulls haven't arrived yet, much later and
they are covering up the garbage and the gulls start drifting away.  I left
at 1:15p and they had just fired up the bulldozers and were plowing into the
garbage.  The best viewing is from Rd. 208.

Steve Summers
Porterville



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Subject: Mountain Birding
From: "wolftracker21 AT yahoo.com [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 19 Jan 2015 21:19:45 -0800
Dane and I had a pretty successful day birding Sequoia and Kings Canyon NP and 
the bordering national forests. Notable birds included Williamson's Sapsucker, 
Varied Thrush, Clark's Nutcracker, American Dipper, and Golden-crowned Kinglet. 
To cap off the day, we went owling on Dry Creek Dr. and heard a Western Screech 
Owl. My Tulare County Big Year List for 2015 is now at 121 species. 

 Steven Sage
 737-1586
 Visalia, CA
Subject: A good day
From: "Dane Fagundes dfgnds3 AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2015 15:12:07 -0800
Hi all!

Started out at 45 degrees, but I got out to check what's in the trees.

Plaza Park had PINE SISKIN.

Mill Creek Trail I found a female TOWNSEND'S WARBLER.

Bravo Lake Botanical Gardens I found a 3 month late or 4 month early 
GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE. 

Did report it to eBird with a picture.

Gary File from Bakersfield called and said he finally found the Tropical 
Kingbird at TWTP. 


"You have to go birding to find them". Good luck all.

Dane 280-7840
Subject: Tulare Co. Tropical Kingbird
From: "garycarlafile AT gmail.com [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 17 Jan 2015 13:47:39 -0800
The Tropical Kingbird was still present at 11:00am 
 It was very active just west of the big brush pile on Paige Ave.
 

 Gary File
 Bakersfield
Subject: Teapot Dome Landfill Iceland Gulls - No
From: "bruce.berman AT yahoo.com [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 15 Jan 2015 22:15:00 -0800
Stopped by the landfill on my way to SoCal (visiting the gf's family) but no 
luck spotting the Iceland Gulls from Road 208 yesterday afternoon (Sorry for 
the late report; I'm in transit). I'll be about 3 hours from the landfill 
through the weekend. If anyone does manage to spot said gulls, please report 
and I'll give it another shot...and have an excuse to bow out of family events. 

 

 Thanks,
 Bruce Berman
 Sierra Vista, AZ
 bruce919 AT hotmail.com
Subject: Tulare WTP Tropical Kingbird
From: "'Steve & Priscilla Summers' summers AT ocsnet.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 21:04:36 -0800
This afternoon (1/14) Priscilla and I saw the TROPICAL KINGBIRD along the
central road that runs through the two pond units.  We couldn't find it when
we first arrived and drove around all the ponds, then after 40 minutes of
looking for it there it was. This is in the same general area where the bird
has been seen and described the last two days.

Back at home this morning in Porterville we had a male EVENING GROSBEAK
visit our yard for a short while. Nice new yard bird!  Undoubtedly one of
the birds being seen off and on along Porter Creek Ave.

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Subject: Pics posted of Iceland Gull, Tropical Kingbird and Pacific Golden-Plover
From: "birds_i_vue AT yahoo.com [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 13 Jan 2015 17:58:22 -0800
I posted pictures of the 1st cycle Kumlien's Iceland Gull found by Steve 
Summers at Teapot Dome southwest of Porterville, the Tropical Kingbird on the 
perimeter fence at the Tulare Waste Water Treatment Facility and the Pacific 
Golden-Plover resting in the fallow fields south of the Tulare Waste Water 
Treatment Facility. 

 Gary Lindquist
Subject: Tulare tropical kingbird
From: "John Sterling jsterling AT wavecable.com [central_valley_birds]" <central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 15:18:26 -0800
The kingbird is still here at the Tulare sewage ponds. Take Paige road exit off 
hwy 99 in south Tulare city. Go west for about 2.5 miles. Bird was on the fence 
off dirt road going south between ponds from purple cement structure. There is 
a brush pile near that road too. 


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Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 15:18:26 -0800
The kingbird is still here at the Tulare sewage ponds. Take Paige road exit off 
hwy 99 in south Tulare city. Go west for about 2.5 miles. Bird was on the fence 
off dirt road going south between ponds from purple cement structure. There is 
a brush pile near that road too. 


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Subject: Tropical Kingbird continues at Tulare WTF on January 12, 2015
From: "hansenbio AT comcast.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 12 Jan 2015 22:21:57 -0800
Along with Steven Sage, I drove around the perimeter fence surrounding the 
Tulare Wastewater Treatment Facility ponds south of Paige Avenue until we 
relocated the Tropical Kingbird in a brush pile just south of Paige Avenue 0.4 
mile east of Enterprise Avenue. Between 4:47 and 5:13 p.m. we watched the 
kingbird in the immediate vicinity of that brush pile as it perched in the 
upper branches of the brush pile and on barbed wire fences (along the north and 
east sides of the wastewater pond just south of the brush pile). It made 
repeated flycatching sorties but did not seem to interact much with Savannah 
Sparrows or Yellow-rumped Warblers (which were also seen along those fences as 
the sun went down). A single black phoebe was seen along the canal just south 
of Paige Avenue and one Lincoln's Sparrow was also present in the brush pile. 


 Rob Hansen
 Visalia, Tulare County

Subject: Porterville Evening Grosbeaks again
From: "'Steve & Priscilla Summers' summers AT ocsnet.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 13:35:43 -0800
Just before noon today (1/12) there were 6 Evening Grosbeaks (2m,4f) along
Porter Creek Ave. in the same pistache tree that I reported them from on 26
Dec.  I hadn't seen them since then.  This is at the intersection of Porter
Creek Ave. and Sycamore Way in northwest Porterville.

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Subject: Iceland Gull- Tulare Co.
From: "garycarlafile AT gmail.com [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 11 Jan 2015 13:37:40 -0800
At 10:30 this morning the fog cleared enough to see 1 of the Iceland Gulls
 on road 208 at the Teapot Dome Landfill. First reported by Steve Summers on 
1/9. 

 

 Gary File
 Bakersfield
Subject: Tropical kingbird Tulare wtp continuese
From: "John j_f_lockhart AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2015 12:29:12 -0800
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Subject: Tulare Co. Iceland Gulls continue
From: "'Steve & Priscilla Summers' summers AT ocsnet.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2015 12:43:29 -0800
This morning eight of us gathered along Rd. 208 at the Teapot Dome Landfill
to look for yesterdays ICELAND GULLS.  We weren't disappointed as the first
one was seen shortly before 10 am and shortly after that the other one was
discovered.  We then were able to view the birds (with scopes) for the next
45 minutes.  Eventually the whole flock of gulls (3000-4000) flew over the
hill and out of sight when they started dumping garbage on the other side of
the dump.  We did get to see both gulls in flight relatively close before
they disappeared.

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Subject: Iceland Gull Tulare Co.
From: "Steve Summers summers AT ocsnet.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2015 11:21:25 -0800
Two 1st winter gulls now at the Teapot Dome Landfill (Porterville dump) showed 
all the characteristcs of "Kumliens" Iceland Gull.  They were identified as 
such by Jon Dunn.  Several distant photos were taken.  


Steve Summers
Porterville

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Subject: RE: Tropical kingbird Tulare wtp
From: "'Steve & Priscilla Summers' summers AT ocsnet.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 4 Jan 2015 19:46:33 -0800
Tulare County's first Tropical Kingbird was found this afternoon by John
Lockhart at the Tulare WTP.  John called me about 3:45p and I was there by
4:15p looking at it.  Great find John!  Photos of the bird can be seen on my
eBird report
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21200546
 
Steve Summers
Porterville



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Subject: [tularekingsbirds] Tropical kingbird Tulare wtp

Photos
On levee between main pi doff Paige
Dane and summers on there way

Posted from field

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Subject: Tropical kingbird Tulare wtp
From: "John j_f_lockhart AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 4 Jan 2015 16:06:24 -0800
Photos
On levee between main pi doff Paige
Dane and summers on there way

Posted from field

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Subject: New years day 2015 Tulare Co
From: "'John Lockhart' j_f_lockhart AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Jan 2015 19:11:18 -0800
Dane Fagundes and I birded Tulare Co to bring in the new year

 

I picked up Dane at 3:00 AM

Our first bird was a fantastic, within 20 ft, look at a Spotted Owl

Our second was a better, closer, look at a Northern Saw-whet Owl

 

We then birded Redwood dr. and headed down 190 to Lake Success.

We bumped into Steve Summers at the Lake

Next was the valley floor,

Toledo Pits - dry

Dead Pig pond - dry

Mew Gull pond - very slow and mostly dry

Alpaugh Irrigation District Pond - The place to be, greatest diversity and
5000 gulls

Ton Tachi - dry

Great weather and a great start to the year.

 

We recorded 96 birds to Ebird and observed another 10 birds for a total of
106 species

 

1              Snow Goose      1              Alpaugh Irrigation Ponds

2              Canada Goose   15           Lake Success

3              Gadwall                120         Lake Success

4              Eurasian Wigeon              1              Lake Success

5              American Wigeon            600         Lake Success

6              Mallard 9              costa's globe dr

7              Cinnamon Teal  2              Lake Success

8              Northern Shoveler          20           Lake Success

9              Northern Pintail                40           Alpaugh
Irrigation Ponds

10           Green-winged Teal         750         Lake Success

11           Canvasback        200         Alpaugh Irrigation Ponds

12           Ring-necked Duck            23           Edison pond hwy 190

13           Hooded Merganser        7              costa's globe dr

14           Common Merganser      800         Lake Success

15           Red-breasted Merganser             1              Lake Success

16           Ruddy Duck        2              Lake Success

17           Pied-billed Grebe            1              Lake Success

18           Eared Grebe      200         Lake Success

19           Western Grebe                150         Lake Success

20           Clark's Grebe     4              Lake Success

21           Double-crested Cormorant         80           Lake Success

22           American White Pelican                6              Lake
Success

23           Great Blue Heron             2              Lake Success

24           Great Egret         2              Alpaugh Irrigation Ponds

25           Snowy Egret       1              Alpaugh Irrigation Ponds

26           White-faced Ibis               2              Alpaugh
Irrigation Ponds

27           Golden Eagle     1              Lake Success Campground

28           Northern Harrier              1              Lake Success

29           Bald Eagle            1              Lake Success Campground

30           Red-shouldered Hawk   1              costa's globe dr

31           Red-tailed Hawk               1              HWY 190 Pull Out
Chaparral

32           Ferruginous Hawk           1              Lake Success

33           American Coot  20           costa's globe dr

34           Sandhill Crane   8              Alpaugh Irrigation Ponds

35           Black-necked Stilt            20           Alpaugh Irrigation
Ponds

36           American Avocet             15           Alpaugh Irrigation
Ponds

37           Black-bellied Plover        120         Alpaugh Irrigation
Ponds

38           Killdeer 2              Lake Success

39           Mountain Plover              12           Alpaugh Irrigation
Ponds

40           Spotted Sandpiper          1              Lake Success

41           Greater Yellowlegs          30           Alpaugh Irrigation
Ponds

42           Long-billed Curlew          30           Alpaugh Irrigation
Ponds

43           Marbled Godwit               4              Alpaugh Irrigation
Ponds

44           Dunlin   80           Alpaugh Irrigation Ponds

45           Least Sandpiper                30           Lake Success

46           Long-billed Dowitcher    2              Alpaugh Irrigation
Ponds

47           Ring-billed Gull  3600       Alpaugh Irrigation Ponds

48           California Gull    600         Lake Success

49           Herring Gull        10           Lake Success

50           Thayer's Gull      2              Lake Success

51           Glaucous-winged Gull    1              Lake Success

52           Band-tailed Pigeon          110         Edison pond hwy 190

53           Mourning Dove                1              Lake Success
Campground

54           Spotted Owl       1              HWY 190 Pull out spow

55           Northern Saw-whet Owl              1              Coy Flat

56           Anna's Hummingbird      1              Lake Success Campground

57           Belted Kingfisher             1              costa's globe dr

58           Acorn Woodpecker         2              Redwood Dr Sooty Grouse
Spot 1.6m

59           Red-breasted Sapsucker              1              Redwood Dr
Sooty Grouse Spot 1.6m

60           Nuttall's Woodpecker    1              Redwood Dr Sooty Grouse
Spot 1.6m

61           Hairy Woodpecker          1              Redwood Dr Sooty
Grouse Spot 1.6m

62           American Kestrel             2              Lake Success

63           Prairie Falcon     1              Alpaugh Irrigation Ponds

64           Black Phoebe     1              coffee camp hwy 190

65           Say's Phoebe     1              Edison pond hwy 190

66           Loggerhead Shrike          1              Alpaugh Irrigation
Ponds

67           Steller's Jay         4              Redwood Dr end

68           Western Scrub-Jay          3              coffee camp hwy 190

69           American Crow 1              Lake Success Campground

70           Common Raven                3              Redwood Dr end

71           Horned Lark       1200       Alpaugh Irrigation Ponds

72           Mountain Chickadee      4              Redwood Dr end

73           Oak Titmouse    6              coffee camp hwy 190

74           Red-breasted Nuthatch                6              Redwood Dr
end

75           White-breasted Nuthatch            2              Redwood Dr
Sooty Grouse Spot 1.6m

76           Brown Creeper 2              Redwood Dr end

77           Rock Wren          1              coffee camp hwy 190

78           Ruby-crowned Kinglet   2              Redwood Dr flow

79           Wrentit                2              HWY 190 Pull Out
Chaparral

80           Townsend's Solitaire      1              Redwood Dr end

81           Hermit Thrush   1              Redwood Dr Sooty Grouse Spot
1.6m

82           American Robin                4              Camp Nelson

83           Varied Thrush    2              Redwood Dr Sooty Grouse Spot
1.6m

84           American Pipit   90           Alpaugh Irrigation Ponds

85           Yellow-rumped Warbler               1              Redwood Dr
Sooty Grouse Spot 1.6m

86           Rufous-crowned Sparrow            2              coffee camp
hwy 190

87           California Towhee           1              coffee camp hwy 190

88           Savannah Sparrow          200         Alpaugh Irrigation Ponds

89           White-crowned Sparrow              5              Edison pond
hwy 190

90           Golden-crowned Sparrow           1              coffee camp hwy
190

91           Dark-eyed Junco              10           Redwood Dr flow

92           Red-winged Blackbird    800         Alpaugh Irrigation Ponds

93           Western Meadowlark    80           Alpaugh Irrigation Ponds

94           Purple Finch       7              Camp Nelson

95           Pine Siskin           4              Camp Nelson

96           American Goldfinch        1              costa's globe dr

 

Not recorded to ebird but observed

 

Northern Mockingbird

Brewer's Blackbird

Great Horned Owl

Eurasian Collared Dove

Western Bluebird

Spotted Towhee

Rock Pigeon

Peregrine Falcon

Marsh Wren

Great-tailed Grackle

 

John Lockhart

Visalia

 
Subject: Re: Big Year
From: "John j_f_lockhart AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Jan 2015 10:24:30 -0800
Dane and I are on board

1st bird 
20 ft to nothern spotted owl
2nd bird
15 feet to nothern saw wet owl

Birder redwood drive now in chapperal with many good birds

Dane and I know you will need a lot of help as you are not yet of driving age

I am birding this weekend 

Record is 274

It's a good one 
more birds than most years by all observers

Posted from field 

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Subject: Big Year
From: "wolftracker21 AT yahoo.com [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 31 Dec 2014 20:30:31 -0800
Last Chance! Is anybody willing to officially compete in a Big Year competition 
for Tulare County? 

 Steven Sage
Subject: Kings Birds Today and My Accidental Big Year
From: "Mark Stacy monkletgimp AT yahoo.com [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2014 17:23:57 -0800
My final birding of 2014 was pretty good with a hybrid (probably Red-naped x 
Red-breasted) Sapsucker at Floyd Rice Park in Avenal, some Mountain Plovers in 
the field east of Hwy 33 south of Tehama Ave, a Thayer's Gull at 10th & Utica 
Ave, 2 Cackling Geese at Corcoran Sewage Ponds, and best of all...a female 
Greater Scaup on the California Aqueduct. The scaup was at a newly discovered 
access spot (for me) just south of 25th Ave's Interstate 5 overpass. This 
location also had 22 Common Goldeneye and a Hooded Merganser. All told, from 
25th Ave crossing of the Aqueduct to 4th Street bridge west of Kettleman City I 
counted 43 Common Goldeneye. It's just a matter of time before a Barrow's turns 
up here. 


This year Kings had a ton of rare birds highlighted by 4 county firsts: Little 
Gull, Gull-billed Tern, Least Flycatcher and Chestnut-sided Warbler. By the end 
of August I realized I should try to one up John Lockhart's 236 total from last 
year. Today's Greater Scaup got me to 236. A more determined birder could have 
easily added Rough-legged Hawk and Bald Eagle from last winter, American 
Bittern, Common Poorwill, Ruddy Turnstone (several in May) and Hooded Oriole 
but like I said, I didn't "start" the big year till August. 


Happy New Year and Good Birding to All,


Mark Stacy
Lemoore
Subject: Last day of the year (2014)
From: "Dane Fagundes dfgnds3 AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2014 15:51:52 -0800
Was out braving the cold this morning.

At Tulare Waste Treatment Ponds I had two SWAN, but only got a far view before 
they bobbed their heads at each other and took to the air. 


At a field on the NE corner of Ave 260 & Rd 68 there were many Long-billed 
Curlew, one Marbled Godwit and other stuff. 


Visalia WTP and Caldwell Ponds slow.

Checked out Corcoran Reservoir for maybe the swans from TWTP. Common merganser 
and gulls. 


The area around Pixley NWR and Alpaugh Irrigation District really was hoping 
with a lot of good birds. 

Mountain Plover was a new one for this month. Maybe 75 out in the plowed field 
on east side of Hwy43 and north of Ave 56. 


Wish all a good New Year and luck finding the good ones you need.

Dane 280-7840  
Subject: Big Year 2015
From: "wolftracker21 AT yahoo.com [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 30 Dec 2014 10:35:03 -0800
Hello All,
 Would anybody be interested in doing a friendly Tulare County Big Year 
competition this coming year? 

 Steven Sage
 (559)737-1586
 Visalia
Subject: white-throated sparrow
From: "garycarlafile AT gmail.com [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 27 Dec 2014 14:17:40 -0800
The White-throated Sparrow was still present along Success Valley Dr.,first 
reported 

 by Steve Summers on 12/1/14. At 10:30 am. this morning.
 However,missed on the Evening Grosbeaks along Porter Creek Ave. in Porterville 

 at.8:30am  and missed on the Brown Pelican on Lake Success.
 

 Gary File
 Bakersfield
Subject: Evening Grosbeaks in Porterville
From: "'Steve & Priscilla Summers' summers AT ocsnet.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2014 18:58:30 -0800
This afternoon there were two female EVENING GROSBEAKS along Porter Creek
Ave in Porterville.  They were eating Pistache berries at the intersection
with Sycamore.

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Subject: Our CBC
From: "Dane Fagundes dfgnds3 AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:18:41 -0800
On both the Kaweah and Springville CBC the weather was okay. 

The turn out was not as high was the past years, but we got the job done.

Even the totals of all species we found are down from other years. I figure 
with the lack of rain, up until just a few days ago, was the reason. 


The best of the best birds we had was a BROWN PELICAN. This is only the second 
one reported in the last 115 years to eBird. 

I think 2005 was the first, also found at Lake Success, and also an immature ( 
this year hatched). 


Since I am the compiler for both the CBC counts, I have spent the last 10 hours 
working to get it ready to submit . 

Just one more person to send me the count they had on the biggest part of the 
circle and I will be done. 


Dane
Subject: Brown Pelican lake success
From: "John j_f_lockhart AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:19:32 -0800
Found on springlike cbc by Dane fagundes

Posted from field

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Subject: Franklin's Gulls at Corcoran Reservoir
From: "Mark Stacy monkletgimp AT yahoo.com [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:38:49 -0800
This afternoon there were 2 first-winter Franklin's Gulls in the n.e. corner of 
the Corcoran Reservoir. Nearby in the canal at 10th & Redding Ave was a Horned 
Grebe. 


Mark Stacy
Lemoore
Subject: Count week CBC
From: "Dane Fagundes dfgnds3 AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:12:55 -0800
Friday morning I visited Bravo Lake.
The first good bird was a HORNED GREBE at the southwest area of the lake. Very 
close views. 

While still at the same location I had a female RED-BREASTED MERGANSER along 
with at least two hundred Common Merganser all feeding 

with White Pelican and Double-crested Cormorant
Moved to the east side of lake and found a EURASIAN WIGEON adult male.
Was watching a nice adult BALD EAGLE circle the lake chasing gulls around and 
got some WHITE-THROATED SWIFT. 


At the water release canal was a female BELTED KINGFISHER.

Most of the Canada Goose where not back from the fields, so only 68 were on the 
east side. Maybe that is why I did not see the Snow Goose, 

White-fronted Goose and the Ross's Goose.

The next two days I will be counting birds at the Springville & Kaweah CBC. 

Dane 280-7840
Subject: Dry Creek Preserve
From: "wolftracker21 AT yahoo.com [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 18 Dec 2014 11:03:22 -0800
Hello All,
 The recent heavy rainstorms that hit our area destroyed the greenhouse at the 
Dry Creek Preserve, owned by the Sequoia Riverlands Trust. This greenhouse is 
home to a wide variety of native plants that are used by Sequoia Riverlands 
Trust to restore native habitat and fund projects (like the purchase of native 
habitat such as the new addition to the Kaweah Oaks Preserve. The foundation of 
the greenhouse is still standing, however, the rest is destroyed and needs to 
be reconstructed. We need as many volunteers as we can get to rebuild the 
greenhouse. The volunteer day will start at 9:00 a.m. at the Dry Creek Preserve 
along Dry Creek Dr near Lemoncove, CA. After the work is don, there will be a 
guided hike around the preserve. This is a great opportunity for birders, 
photographers, and naturalists to discover and learn about a rare, amazing 
habitat. If you have any questions please email me and I will get back to you 
as soon as possible. 

 Thank You,
 
 Steven Sage
 

Subject: CBC F.Y.I.
From: "Dane Fagundes dfgnds3 AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:47:34 -0800

F.Y.I. CBC 12/15/2014 

 
    So, that we all
may better understand the steps in compiling information in reporting
our Christmas Bird Count (CBC) I will go over it and shed
some light on the procedure.
 
    The eBird
officials have written to all compilers suggesting this method  be used. 
I have used it before on last year's CBC, but on a smaller
scale.
   
     After the CBC
for our circle is completed we may meet that late afternoon and
have a bird tally to see how many species we found by all
Party groups and
partake in a warm meal if you decide to order. (you pay).
 
    Hopefully, if all
Party Leaders are present, the Bird Check Off list and party groups
info is complete, it is given to the complier.
 
    Since we do not
live in a perfect world not all paperwork is transferred to the complier at 
this gathering. 

 
    So what works
well, if the Party Leader has a computer/ email, is to as soon as possible,
report the birds found on his/hers areas to: eBird.org.
 
    This is done the
same way you normally do it.  The next
step is while still at the location in eBird send yourself a copy of the
report. (this is located in the upper right side of the page "Email
Yourself". When you click on this it automatically sends you a copy of the 
report). 

 
    Once this is
accomplished go to your browser and open up the email you just sent yourself
and copythe whole email.
 
    Compose an email
to:  dfgnds3 AT sbcglobal.net
                                   Pastethe bird
report into the email you are sending to me.
 Add additional info about names of party members, addresses, 

email addresses and phone numbers etc. that you are
correcting or just have gotten the info yourself.
 
    This is great
because the reports I receive from those that do this are in eBird order
and it makes it so much easier putting all the info together
and sending it off. 
 
    I hope to see you
all out in the field counting birds. Have a safe and good Christmas Bird Count
this year.
 
    Dane Fagundes,
CBC Compiler Springville/Kaweah CBC
    280-7840                          
Subject: Kings Horned Grebe & Varied Thrush
From: "Mark Stacy monkletgimp AT yahoo.com [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2014 15:11:42 -0800
Hanford Sewage Ponds had a 
Horned Grebe today on the center-east cell and there were at least 2 
Varied Thrush at Burris Park / Kings Row.

Mark Stacy
Lemoore
Subject: Gulls
From: "Dane Fagundes dfgnds3 AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2014 16:14:45 -0800
While coming down from North Road this afternoon I stopped off at the vista at 
Lake Success. 

I think all the gulls in Tulare County are out on the lake.

This was at 2:30pm. 

It could be easier scoping the gulls out on the water than at Teapot Dome 
Porterville dump 


Just in case someone was looking for gulls.

Dane 280-7840

p.s. the CBC is getting really close. We can always use your help on the 
Springville & Kaweah CBC 20th/21st. 
Subject: Tulare Co. White-throated Sparrow
From: "'Steve & Priscilla Summers' summers AT ocsnet.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2014 14:26:17 -0800
This morning a tan striped WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was along Success Valley
Dr.   The bird was 2.2 miles down Success Valley Dr. from State Route 190,
or from the entrance into Lake Success.  
GPS coordinates 36.066592 -118.876677
This area is a shady, well vegetated drainage (swale in the road).  The
White-throated  was with several Golden-crowned Sparrows.  There is no
parking at the sparrow spot, I parked a little ways down the road and walked
back.

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Subject: Franklin's Gull in Kings
From: "Mark Stacy monkletgimp AT yahoo.com [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2014 14:13:27 -0800
There was a 1st-winter Franklin's Gull on a flooded field s.e. of the corner of 
10 1/2 and Lansing Avenues. A distant photo is posted in the gull album. 


Corcoran Sewage Ponds had a Cackling Goose today.

Mark Stacy
Lemoore
Subject: Burke Park-52 Species
From: "wolftracker21 AT yahoo.com [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 30 Nov 2014 10:33:02 -0800
The Burke Park species list pases the "magic" 50 threshold yesterday and is now 
at 52 species. The new birds from yesterday were Red-winged Blackbird, Pine 
Siskin, and Golden-crowned Sparrow. Again, I strongly recommend that birders 
visit this location and submit their observations on ebird. Rob Hansen and I 
went to the Tule River yesterday morning and staked the Swamp Sparrow spot out 
with Dane Fagundes. We did not see th bird but we saw 3 Varied Thrushes and 
Dane saw a Hermit Thrush in the early morning. 

 Steven Sage
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Subject: RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER at Circle J ranch in Springville, 11/29/14 Tulare Co.
From: "tonyk_71220 AT hotmail.com [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 29 Nov 2014 15:55:16 -0800
I was told about a male RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER that has been up at Circle J Ranch 
for couple weeks. The bird was originally found by Nancy Bruce and she provided 
great direction to finding this bird. I re-found him today around 1300 pretty 
much in the same tree described to me. Circle J ranch is private property and 
it would be a good idea to ask Nancy if anyone wants to chase this bird. She 
could probably give good directions too. 

 Oh and there was also a GOLDEN EAGLE, PRAIRIE FALCON, and even a PEREGRINE 
FALCON all soaring over circle J today. 

  
 Nancy's email: naturegirl AT ocsnet.net
  
 Good Birding!
  
 Tony Kurz 
Subject: Tulare Co. Swamp Sparrow
From: "'Steve & Priscilla Summers' summers AT ocsnet.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:21:39 -0800
This morning a SWAMP SPARROW was along the Tule River in western Tulare Co.
I found the bird around 9:30a and only got to see it for maybe two minutes.
I did manage one identifiable photo.  I was on the south or east side road
of the Tule R. about 0.15 miles down from Ave. 144 and the bridge crossing
the river.  There are some largish piles of dirt on both sides of the river
at this spot and the bird was along the river between them  The turnoff is
1.05 miles east of Hwy. 43 and 10.75 west of Hwy 99.  These are the
coordinates for where the sparrow was first seen  36.049561 -119.505039.  I
called a few local birders and Dane Fagundes came right out.  Unfortunately
we were unable to relocate the bird after another hour of searching.  We did
have a couple of tantalizing looks at possibly the bird working through the
weedy undergrowth.  I left at 11:45a with Dane still looking.

Steve Summers
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Subject: PINE GROSBEAKS and other birds from North Rd 11/26/14
From: "tonyk_71220 AT hotmail.com [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 26 Nov 2014 21:16:25 -0800
I went up this morning to bird the North road (road that leads out to Golden 
Trout Pack Station or Lewis Camp trailhead) just out of Quaking Aspen above 
Springville. Very quiet up there this time of year, but was able to score on 
some PINE GROSBEAK'S in the traditional spot. From forest service road 
intersection 20S53 and 20S64 the grosbeak's were at the end of 20S64. Always a 
great spot to get these large finches at this time of year. It was in 2012 
Steve Summers and I had over 20 of them. This time I had least 8 birds. 

  
 Other birds to note from this area 1 CLARK'S NUTCRACKER and a flock of about 8 
EVENING GROSBEAK'S. Was not able to pick up any Williamson's sapsuckers. 

  
 Good Birding!
 Tony Kurz
Subject: ROSS'S GOOSE and SLATED-COLORED JUNCO at Lake Success today 11/25/14
From: "tonyk_71220 AT hotmail.com [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 25 Nov 2014 17:26:43 -0800
Not to much to report from the mighty Lake Success today, haha! I just got in 
yesterday and plan to do some birding when I can. Ryan Price and I got out for 
a quick view of the lake this afternoon. Always a reliable goose flock at the 
lake this time of year. Only to note was a ROSS'S GOOSE on the north side of 
the lake with all the Canada Geese. 

 

 Up at the campground we checked for the female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker with 
no luck. But Ryan did pick out a female SLATE-COLORED JUNCO near the 
playground. 

 

 Just to note we spent a lot time down near the north lake edge walking in the 
short grass/mud habitat and had big numbers of American Pipits hoping to flush 
up longspurs. No luck, but it's that time of year to try. 

 

 It's good to be back for the Thanksgiving break and hope to turn up a 
Red-naped Sucker somewhere before I leave. 

 

 Good Birding!
 

 Tony Kurz
Subject: Common goldeneye and greater white-fronted goose are November additions to Houston X Linwood basin bird list.
From: "hansenbio AT comcast.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 24 Nov 2014 22:02:51 -0800
At 8:02 a.m. on November 17, 2014 I saw a female common goldeneye on the basin 
at Houston X Linwood in northeast Visalia. This was species #123 for the basin 
bird list. Based on recent reports of greater white-fronted goose along the 
west edge of Visalia (Dane Fagundes saw 2 individuals at Plaza Park) and in 
southeastern Visalia (Steven Sage saw a single bird at Burke Park on November 
21) I wondered if one or more of these uncommon winter visitors might spend the 
night on the water at the Houston X Linwood basin with the large flock of 
Canada geese that arrives there each day at dusk and leaves at about sunrise. I 
sat at the northeast corner of that basin this morning in the pre-dawn twilight 
at 6:10 a.m. Once it was light enough to tally the geese, I was able to count 
124 Canada geese and 2 greater white-fronted geese (species #124 for the basin 
bird list). One of the GWFG flew out with 4 of the morning's first departing 
Canada geese at 6:28 a.m. heading west-southwest (towards Plaza Park?) and the 
other individual headed east-southeast (towards ponds at Visalia Country Club?) 
with 23 Canada geese at 6:40 a.m. Official local sunrise this morning was at 
6:44 a.m. The last big exodus of Canada geese was at 6:50 a.m. when the 
remaining 90 Canada geese headed east-southeast. Other highlights at the 
Houston X Linwood basin today were a belted kingfisher and a female bufflehead. 
Yesterday, among a large flock of lesser goldfinches that foraged on wild 
sunflower seeds along the east edge of the basin, a female purple finch was 
observed in a large Fremont cottonwood (many leaves have already fallen and 
most of those remaining are very yellow). It flew from the cottonwood to the 
large white alder in the southeast corner of the basin. All the foliage on that 
tree is still dark green. The flock of muscovy ducks at that basin (they showed 
up in the last month) that once numbered 9 individuals is now down to 7 
individuals. At least one of those ducks was killed by some kind of predator (a 
gray fox?) west of the basin perimeter trail just north of the very large 
valley oak tree. 


Rob Hansen
Visalia, CA
Subject: Some Kings Birds
From: "Mark Stacy monkletgimp AT yahoo.com [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:39:37 -0800
John Lockhart and I visited the highlands of Kings Co Saturday. Best bird was a 
flock of 22 Band-tailed Pigeons. Just like here on the valley floor, Pine 
Siskins were widespread in the hills. 


Today I found a 1st-cycle Glaucous-winged Gull in a flooded field about 1 mile 
north of Utica on 10th ave. Some Mountain Plovers have returned to what's 
become a regular location north of Utica Ave 1-2 miles east of the eucalyptus 
grove. I counted a group of 24 today. Since last weekend a female Common 
Goldeneye has been at the Hanford Sewage Ponds. She's one of those frustrating 
birds with a yellow/orange-colored bill. 


Mark Stacy
Lemoore
Subject: Thursday out and about
From: "Dane Fagundes dfgnds3 AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:17:05 -0800
Hello all.

Had a nice walk around Dry Creek Preserve. Plenty of sparrows.

Bravo Lake still has it's Ross's Goose and a White-fronted Goose. The imm. Snow 
Goose is still hangin' with his friends, the Swan Goose couple. 


Checked for the Tundra Swan with no luck.

Plaza Park had twenty-four Wood Ducks and a White-fronted Goose. 

Dane 280-7840
Subject: Horned Grebe at Corcoran Reservoir
From: "Mark Stacy monkletgimp AT yahoo.com [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:11:53 -0800
This afternoon near the southwest corner.

Mark Stacy
Lemoore
Subject: Swan ID
From: "Dane Fagundes dfgnds3 AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:46:12 -0800
Located in the Friant Kern Canal east of Exeter and on Ave 268 heading east.

Dane 280-7840

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Subject: S. Pinkham Ponding Basin
From: "wolftracker21 AT yahoo.com [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 16 Nov 2014 19:31:29 -0800
Hello Birders,
 I have recently begun avidly birding a new patch on S. Pinkham Street. There 
is a large ponding basin on S. Pinkham Street just north of the 
Pinkham/Caldwell intersection. I strongly suggest that some other birders check 
it out. I have seen Mallard, Canada Goose, Wood Duck, American Coot, Great 
Egret, Snowy Egret, Green Heron, Wilson's Snipe, Lesser Goldfinch, American 
Goldfinch, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Western Scrub-jay, Northern Mockingbird, 
Mourning Dove, Lincoln's Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, 
Orange-crowned Warbler, and other interesting birds there. If you go, please 
enter you sighting on ebird. It is already an established hotspot. Also, I have 
already seen 43 species at Burke Park, another place I advise birders to go. 

 Thank you and good luck,
 Steven Sage
Subject: Kings Weekend Birds
From: "Mark Stacy monkletgimp AT yahoo.com [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 13:48:39 -0800
A few birds of note from this weekend:

Varied Thrush at a south county migrant trap Saturday.
Glaucous-winged Gull (1st-cycle) and Mew Gull (1st-cycle) at Hanford Sewage 
Ponds today. 

Pine Siskins are popping up everywhere I go.

Mark Stacy
Lemoore
Subject: No Subject
From: "Jane Manning cjmanning2 AT gmail.com [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 11:34:21 -0800
 Hello Tulare Birders..
I have some fiends coming in to bird with me and would like to do something
in your area..
I suggested the ponds but afraid I am not remembering how to get to
anything other than Hwy 41 heading to the coast..
Please can you suggest and give the directions??
Jane Manning-- Fresno Audubon..
cjmanning2 AT gmail.com
Subject: November 12, 2014
From: "Dane Fagundes dfgnds3 AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 17:01:55 -0800
Hi to all.

Visited 9 locations around Tulare, County.

Two female COMMON GOLDENEYE at Visalia Waste Water Pond at 1500 (3pm).

At Tulare Waste Treatment ponds I found a lone ROSS"S GOOSE at 1600(4pm).

Of course, on Dry Creek Drive found FERRUGINOUS HAWK & PRAIRIE FALCON.

Dane at 280-7840


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Subject: Today's Bird Loop
From: "Dane Fagundes dfgnds3 AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 12:46:37 -0800
Hi All.

At Plaza Park I had a male Mandarin Duck and two White-fronted Goose.

Venice Hill road (Charter Oaks Drive) was a Hooded Merganser.

Bravo Lake has it's imm. Snow Goose that hangs with two Swan Goose (domestic). 
Muscovy Ducks (domestic) are still around from a couple weeks ago. 


Dry Creek Drive before you get to DC Preserve is a Ferruginous Hawk. Light 
Morph. 


Good luck birding.

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Subject: Kings Co Golden-Plover, Thayer's Gull & Warbling Vireo
From: "Mark Stacy monkletgimp AT yahoo.com [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2014 15:05:27 -0800
Amongst the Black-bellies at Hanford Sewage Ponds this afternoon was a bright 
Pacific Golden-Plover. The gull flock there had an adult Thayer's Gull. The 
rarest bird of the day was a Warbling Vireo at a south county migrant trap. I 
have photographs of it but compared to photos other people describe as "ID 
quality only" mine truly fits that description. 


Mark Stacy
Lemoore
Subject: Wednesday Birding
From: "Dane Fagundes dfgnds3 AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2014 14:52:33 -0800
I had a short visit to Herbert Preserve this morning.
Had Lesser, American and Lawrence's Goldfinch.
What I felt a good find was some Mountain Bluebirds. Did not expect to see them 
at Herbert Preserve. 


Traveled to Yokohl Valley road. No Ferruginous Hawk today! Had Prairie Falcon 
and a few Steller's Jay. Never 

had them so low before.

Bravo Lake. Had a few Red-breasted Merganser. A few weeks early, but I will 
take them. 

Was looking for a Hooded Merganser. Bombed out on that.

Yesterday I found two Cackling Goose at Tulare Waste Treatment Ponds. (SE pond, 
along the north edge). 


Good luck,

Dane 280-7840


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Subject: purple finch at the Houston X Linwood basin in Visalia on 2 November 2014
From: "hansenbio AT comcast.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 02 Nov 2014 11:05:07 -0800
From 7:45-7:50 this morning (2 November 2014) there was a female purple finch 
preening near the top of the large Fremont cottonwood on the east side of 
Visalia's Houston X Linwood stormwater basin. This represents species #122 on 
my "patch" list bird inventory for that property. In the same tree with the 
purple finch (at the same time) were an American robin, a ruby-crowned kinglet, 
3 yellow-rumped warblers, about 20 lesser goldfinches, and 2 American 
goldfinches. The basin was very "birdy" today. Here are some of the highlights: 
1 male wood duck, 1 gadwall, 2 male and 1 female bufflehead, 1 eared grebe, 4 
black-crowned night-herons, 1 merlin, 1 house wren, 1 orange-crowned warbler, 1 
spotted towhee, and 1 "sooty" fox sparrow. There are also 8-9 muscovy ducks 
that have recently been frequenting the pond, at least one residential lawn, 
and an adjacent walnut orchard. I saw at least 5 of those ducks in the air at 
one time so I suspect they arrived "under their own power" ... possibly from 
Plaza Park. 


Rob Hansen
Visalia - Tulare County
 

Subject: varied thrush in northwest Visalia on 1 November 2014
From: "hansenbio AT comcast.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 01 Nov 2014 23:21:01 -0700
I heard a varied thrush giving single phrases of its buzzy, whistled song in my 
northwest Visalia neighborhood (West Sunnyview Avenue just west of Akers Street 
and north of Ferguson Avenue) this morning at 9:00 a.m.. At 9:02 a.m. the bird 
(missing a few flight feathers from its right wing) flew west over my yard 
(species #104 for my "yard list"). 

 

 Rob Hansen - Visalia (Tulare County)

Subject: Colusa NWR
From: "Dane Fagundes dfgnds3 AT sbcglobal.net [tularekingsbirds]" <tularekingsbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:36:15 -0700
Hi all.

The Falcated Duck has returned to Colusa NWR.
Did not get the chance to see it in 2011-2012 when it was being seen by 
hundreds of birders. 


Well! This year I want to see it, so if anyone would like to get together and 
travel to Colusa County soon, let me know. 


Happy Halloween!

Dane
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