This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for February 8.

* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* February 8, 2018
* CALA1802.08

-Birds mentioned

Tundra Swan
“Eurasian” Green-winged Teal
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Red-necked Grebe
Inca Dove
White-winged Dove
Pacific Golden-Plover
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
California Condor
Lewis’s Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Cassin’s Vireo
Pacific Wren
Sage Thrasher
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed “Gray-headed” Junco
Black-and-white Warbler
Lucy’s Warbler
Nashville Warbler
American Redstart
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Painted Redstart
Summer Tanager
Black-headed Grosbeak

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This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for February 8.

The TUNDRA SWAN at the Piute Ponds (usually on the Ducks Unlimited Pond) on Edwards AFB continued through February 6. A letter of permission is required for entry.

Male “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL continued along the LA River in Glendale, adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area (through February 7) and at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera (last reported on February 2).

Among the many scoters off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo, four BLACK SCOTERS and a single WHITE-WINGED SCOTER were found on February 6 (all between Hyperion Bluff and Grand Ave.).

The RED-NECKED GREBE at Castaic Lagoon was reported through February 5.

A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was at Col. Leon H. Washington Park in Los Angeles on February 2. An INCA DOVE continues at the park, being last reported along Maie Avenue on February 6. A LUCY’S WARBLER was found here on February 4 north of the pool.

A continuing PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER was at Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through February 4, generally in the area north of the Snowy Plover enclosure.

The immature YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Topanga Beach Lagoon continued through February 1.

A CALIFORNIA CONDOR was along Interstate 5 at Smokey Bear Road on February 4 and two were at Quail Lake southeast of Gorman on February 3.

A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was at De Forest Park in Long Beach from February 1-2 in eucalyptus south of the tennis courts.

A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER was at O’Melveny in Granada Hills on January 31.

The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh in Torrance was reported through February 6 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 February 4 and a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER also continued here through February 4. Official Preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday, but access can often be had outside those hours.

The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at Ladera Park in Ladera Heights was reported through February 4 around the picnic area at the north end of the park.

The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at North Weddington Park in Toluca Lake was seen through February 4. It has been along the path behind the Recreation Center building.

The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at Runnymeade Park in Winnetka continued through February 6 (in the pines and sycamores around the blue fountain).

A CASSIN’S VIREO continued at Mountain View Park in Burbank through February 2. Another CASSIN’S VIREO was at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles on February 4 on the west edge of the central lawn area.

A PACIFIC WREN was along the San Gabriel River West Fork off Highway 39 north of Azusa on February 3. It was opposite mile marker 1.8 (west of Highway 39).

A SAGE THRASHER and a continuing BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK were at Malaga Dunes in Palos Verdes Estates on February 7.

Another SAGE THRASHER was at Forest Lawn in Glendale on February 8 below the museum.

Continuing through February 7 at Frank Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas was a SWAMP SPARROW on the north side of the lake. It is being seen at the small pond east of the green pier near the far northeast corner of the lake.

A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia (at the east edge of Tallac Knoll) through February 4. Another continued at the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area west of the Japanese Garden also through February 4.

A DARK-EYED “GRAY-HEADED” JUNCO was at Chilao Flat in the San Gabriel Mountains on February 3. At least a half dozen LEWIS’S WOODPECKERS continue at Chilao, near the start of the Manzanita Loop Campground turnoff.

The RUSTY BLACKBIRD continued around the lower pond at Almansor Park in Alhambra through February 5.

The OVENBIRD continued at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont through February 6. It has been north of the Indian Hill area, Google Earth coordinates 34.115614,-117.715920.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at DeForest Park in Long Beach through February 6 north of the administration buildings and restrooms. A NASHVILLE WARBLER was at DeForest on February 2 and a female SUMMER TANAGER was near the soccer field restrooms on February 3.

The female AMERICAN REDSTART at El Dorado Park in Long Beach was seen through February 6. Entering from Studebaker (north of Willow), park in the lot behind the softball fields. The bird has been in eucalyptus trees and shrubs around the west side maintenance yard next to the golf course.

A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER near Wheeler Park in Claremont continued through February 7. It is usually south of the intersection of Geneva and Doane, and was last reported at 645 Geneva.

The PALM WARBLER at Entradero Park in Torrance continued through February 1 around the pond. On February 7, a TROPICAL KINGBIRD was found around the pond area.

A PINE WARBLER was at Sherman Oaks Park in Van Nuys on February 2. It was on the east side of the Little League fields, south of Magnolia.

The PAINTED REDSTART at Culver City Park continued through February 5. 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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