This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for January 26.

* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* January 26, 2018
* CALA1801.26

-Birds mentioned

Tundra Swan
“Eurasian” Green-winged Teal
Red-necked Grebe
Inca Dove
Pacific Golden-Plover
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Glaucous Gull
Neotropic Cormorant
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Cassin’s Vireo
Sage Thrasher
Evening Grosbeak
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed “Gray-headed” Junco
Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco
Hooded Oriole
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Painted Redstart
Blue Grosbeak

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This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for January 26.

The TUNDRA SWAN at the Piute Ponds (on the Ducks Unlimited Pond) on Edwards AFB continued through January 22. Remember that a letter of permission is required for entry.

The RED-NECKED GREBE at Castaic Lagoon was reported through January 23.

An INCA DOVE remained at Col. Leon H. Washington Park in Los Angeles through January 21.

A continuing PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER was at Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through January 24, generally north of the Snowy Plover enclosure.

A first cycle GLAUCOUS GULL continues in Pico Rivera. It has been seen at both the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds (between Whittier and Washington- easy access is at the east end of Mines Ave. east of Passons Blvd.) and at the Rio Hondo basins at the opposite (west) end of Mines, visible from Canford St.. Late morning or afternoon generally seems to be better for gulls here.

A first cycle LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds from January 20-21. A “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL was still here on January 22 (usually on or near one of the islands in the south basin).

An adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was at Cabrillo Beach (on the inner beach) on January 22.

The NEOTROPIC CORMORANT continues at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia. It was reported through January 21 on the island in the south lake (though it has also frequented the island at the north end of the north lake).

The immature YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Topanga Beach Lagoon continued through January 23.

A male WILLIAMSON’S SAPSUCKER continued at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Sylmar through January 18 in pines below the road lined with olive trees near the center of the park.

A NORTHERN “YELLOW-SHAFTED” FLICKER was at Rosedale Cemetery in Los Angeles on January 20. Another one continued at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena through January 21.

A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER continued in the northeast corner of Hopkins Wilderness Park in Redondo Beach on January 22.

The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh in Torrance was reported through January 24 near the "Chevron corner" (the area of the preserve opposite the Chevron gas station, corner of Sepulveda and Madrona). An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was reported through January 21 and a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER also continued here through January 24. The TROPICAL KINGBIRD also in the southwest portion of the preserve was reported through January 21. A male HOODED ORIOLE was seen at Madrona on January 21 along the north fence line east of the entrance gate. Official Preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday, but access can often be had outside those hours.

The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at Runnymeade Park in Winnetka continued through January 23 (between the tennis courts and playground). Also continuing here was a PINE WARBLER north of the playground and around the blue water fountain also through January 24.

A CASSIN’S VIREO continued at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood through January 19 in cottonwoods near tower 35.

Coastal slope SAGE THRASHERS were at Abalone Cove Reserve on the Palos Verdes Peninsula on January 22 and at Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica on January 24.

An EVENING GROSBEAK was seen flying over the Angeles Crest Highway just past Big Tujunga Road on January 22.

Continuing Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas was a SWAMP SPARROW on the north side of the lake through January 21. It is being seen at the small pond east of the green pier near the far northeast corner of the lake.

WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS continued at Montrose Community Park (along the fence line above the ball fields) through January 20, at Descanso Gardens in La Canada (in the Rose Garden) through January 24. Others were found at Agua Amarga Reserve on the Palos Verdes Peninsula on January 23 and at The Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area in Baldwin Hills (at the north edge of the Lotus Pond area) on January 23.

A DARK-EYED “GRAY-HEADED” JUNCO was at Wheeler Park in Claremont on January 20.

A DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO was at the Chilao Visitor’s Center in the San Gabriel Mountains on January 24.

The RUSTY BLACKBIRD continued around the lower pond at Almansor Park in Alhambra through January 24.

A HOODED ORIOLE was around the parking lot at Del Rey Lagoon in Playa del Rey on January 21.

An OVENBIRD continued at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont through January 22. It has been north of Indian Hill, Google Earth coordinates 34.115614,-117.715920.

The BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER at El Segundo Library Park was seen through January 23 near the parking lot entrance.

The female AMERICAN REDSTART was at Wilderness Park in Downey from January 19. It was originally found in a Brazilian Pepper tree northwest of the park building.

A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was found by Wheeler Park in Claremont on January 21 and reported through January 24. It has been feeding on lawns near Doane and Gilford and to the west of there.

The PALM WARBLER at Entradero Park in Torrance continued through January 21 by the edge of the pond. A female BLUE GROSBEAK was found near the southeast corner of the park on January 24.

Another PALM WARBLER was at a residence in Long Beach from January 21-24.

The PAINTED REDSTART at Culver City Park continued through January 22. Its usual spot is between Botts Field and the Culver Little League Field.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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