This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for October 13.

* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* October 13, 2017
* CALA1710.13

-Birds mentioned

White-winged Dove
Ridgway’s Rail
Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
“Harlan’s” Red-tailed Hawk
Short-eared Owl
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker
Vermilion Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Gray Vireo
Lapland Longspur
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Green-tailed Towhee
Clay-colored Sparrow
Lark Bunting
Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco
Black-and-white Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Palm Warbler
Painted Redstart
Summer Tanager
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting

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This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for October 13.

A RIDGWAY’S RAIL continued at Legacy Park in Malibu through October 10. A WHITE-WINGED DOVE continued there through October 10.

A FORK-TAILED STROM-PETREL was by the Palos Verdes Escarpment on October 7.

The YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continued near the “elbow” of the Ballona Freshwater Marsh near Playa Vista through October 7. A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was present here through October 7.

A HARLAN’S RED-TAILED HAWK was in the east Antelope Valley on October 8. It was in the row of trees by 117th Street East and Ave. I.

A SHORT-EARED OWL was in the west Antelope Valley on October 8.

An juvenile YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was seen briefly at Maywood Riverfront Park on October 11. It was east of the playground on the west side of the LA River south of Slauson.

A NORTHERN “YELLOW-SHAFTED” FLICKER was in Area 2 of El Dorado Park in Long Beach on October 8. A TROPICAL KINGBIRD was in Area 3 on the east side of the lake on October 8. An immature male VERMILION FLYCATCHER continued through October 10 in Area 2 between the southbound exit road and the power lines. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER also continues at the park.

A CHESTNUT-COLLORED LONGSPUR continued through October 6 at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale near parking lot 5.

A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was at White Point Nature Preserve in San Pedro on October 9.

Up to three CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS were at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia this past week with at least one remaining through October 12. A BOBOLINK also continued here through October 9. A PALM WARBLER was here from October 8-12 and an INDIGO BUNTING was reported on October 8. All these birds have been in the same area. From the parking lot go west through the lawn and picnic area and then to your left and down the slope to the weedy flat area (adjacent to the north shore of the south lake).

A LARK BUNTING continued at Agua Amarga Canyon on the Palos Verdes Peninsula through October 11. It was last reported by the south rim of the canyon.

A DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO was at Apollo Park near Lancaster on October 10.

An OVENBIRD continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through October 12 around the east-west trail. Two OVENBIRDS were present together there on October 10. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER also continues.

A TENNESSEE WARBLER was at Malibu Lake on October 6.

Another TENNESEEE WARBLER was at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach on October 10 inside the fence at the bottom of the hill.

A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was in tamarisks in the northeast part of Pearblossom Park in the Antelope Valley on October 5.

A PALM WARBLER was at Legacy Park in Malibu on October 11 on the north side of the pond area.

A PAINTED REDSTART was found at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook on October 10 and seen at adjacent Culver City Park on October 12. It was up the hill from the handicapped parking across from the Little League field.

A female type SUMMER TANAGER was at Malaga Dunes on the Palos Verdes Peninsula on October 10.

A ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was in San Pedro on October 10.

An INDIGO BUNTING was at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on October 7 by the stream crossing in the northeast part of the park.

San Clemente Island produced a GRAY VIREO on October 7, a CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPUR on October 5, a LAPLAND LONGSPUR from October 8-11, a LARK BUNTING from October 5-6 and a DICKCISSEL on October 8. More remarkable was a DUSKY WARBLER found on October 11.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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