This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for February 3.

- RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA * February 3 2017 * CALA1702.03  

-Birds mentioned

“Eurasian” Green-winged Teal White-winged Scoter Black Scoter Lesser Black-backed Gull SLATY-BACKED GULL Hammond’s Flycatcher Pacific-slope Flycatcher Eastern Phoebe Vermilion Flycatcher Ash-throated Flycatcher Tropical Kingbird Western Kingbird Black-and-white Warbler Palm Warbler Yellow-throated Warbler Painted Redstart White-throated Sparrow Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco Summer Tanager Hooded Oriole

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This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for February 3.

The “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL continues in Pico Rivera.  Check both the San Gabriel River channel and the spreading basins just to the west.  The basins are between Whittier and Washington Blvds and west of the 605 Freeway.  Access is from the east end of Mines Ave. or at the southwest corner of the basins via Pico Vista Road.

A female BLACK SCOTER and a female WHITE-WINGED SCOTER were off Dockweiler State Beach near the end of Imperial Highway in El Segundo on February 2.

An adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL continued at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera through January 31.  Late morning or afternoon is best for gulls here, often very few are present early in the day. 

Consensus thus far is that a gull found at these spreading grounds on January 31 was a second cycle SLATY-BACKED GULL.

A HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER continued at Valley Plaza Park in North Hollywood through January 28 and a PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER continued at William Andrews Clark Memorial Library in Los Angeles through January 31. 

The EASTERN PHOEBE at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas continued through January 31 on the north side of the park around Group Picnic Area #4.   The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh  in Torrance was reported through January 31 in the southern part of the preserve near the Chevron (gas station) corner.  Hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.  An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER also continues at Madrona, being last seen on February 2.  Preserve hours are 10AM-5PM Tuesday through Sunday.

Four VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continued at the Castaic Sports Complex through January 29.  Check the lawns near the children’s play area.  Other VERMILION FLYCATCHERS included two at Oakdale Memorial Park through January 27 and one at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook through February 2 (check the south pond area).

The TROPICAL KINGBIRD continues at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook, being last reported at the south lake on February 2.

A WESTERN KINGBIRD was at Madrona Marsh in Torrance on January 27.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at Legg Lake in South El Monte through January 27 in the area west of restroom 7.  This spot is west of the Santa Anita parking area (just south of the 60 Freeway).  Also at Legg Lake was a continuing WHITE-THROATED SPARROW seen along the south fence line on January 27.

Another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued east of the library at Ed Segundo Library Park through January 28.

A new BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was in trees at the west end of the gully at Peck Park in San Pedro on February 1.

A PALM WARBLER continued at Entradero Park in Torrance through January 27.  It is being seen around the pond and observation platform.

The YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER continues at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook through January 29.  Check the area east of the Avalon parking lot.

The PAINTED REDSTART at The Estates Condominiums in Rolling Hills Estates was reported through January 28 around building 3604. 

A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued through January 28 around the parking area at Sycamore Canyon (off Workman Mill Road) in Whittier.  Another continued through February 2 at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia on the northeast slope of Tallac Knoll in the southwest corner of the property. 

A DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO was at Gloria Heer Park in Rowland Heights on the slope north of the playground on February 2.

A male SUMMER TANGER continues at the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale.  It was seen through February 1 on the east side of Riverside Drive in sycamores around the small wooden sheds.

A male HOODED ORIOLE was near the picnic area at Temescal Canyon Park in Pacific Palisades on January 27.  Another was in Sierra Madre on January 31.

- end transcript   Jon L Fisher Glendale, CA This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.