laas-logo-rba-textThis is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for September 25.

-Birds mentioned

 

Brown Booby
American Bittern
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Common Tern
Common Ground-Dove
White-winged Dove
Vermilion Flycatcher
Northern Waterthrush
Black-and-white Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
American Redstart
Magnolia Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Clay-colored Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Dicksissel
Summer Tanager
Indigo Bunting
Bobolink
Yellow-headed Blackbird

 

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Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
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Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* September 25, 2015
* CALA1509.25

-Transcript

 

This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for September 25.

 

BROWN BOOBY reports included three off Pt. Vicente on September 19 and one to two at San Clemente Island from September 20-21.

 

An AMERICAN BITTERN was at the Piute Ponds on September 19.

 

The YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON in the Ballona area was seen again on September 18. It was south/east of the Ballona Creek south side berm, not far upstream from Pacific Ave.

 

A COMMON TERN was at Malibu Lagoon from September 18-24.

 

The COMMON GROUND-DOVE at Linden H. Chandler Preserve in Rolling Hills Estates continued through September 23 near the northwest cattle pen.

 

A WHITE-WINGED DOVE continued at Apollo Park near Lancaster through September 19 on the west side of the park.

 

VERMILION FLYCATCHERS were on San Clemente Island on September 18, at Lake Balboa in Van Nuys from September 19-22 and at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia on September 20.

 

A NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia on September 19 and 20. It was along the northeast shore of the north lake.

 

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at DeForest Park in Long Beach on September 19.

 

A female AMERICAN REDSTART was at Lancaster City Park (west of the tennis courts) on September 24.

 

The MAGNOLIA WARBLER at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Preserve in Van Nuys was seen through September 20. It has been on the west side of the stream between the wildlife area north entrance and the first metal bridge to the south.

 

At least one CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was seen on San Clemente Island from September 19-22.

 

Two CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLERS were at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area on September 19. They were in sycamores upstream from the fishing lake. A MAGNOLIA WARBLER was in this same area on September 20.

 

Creek Park in La Mirada hosted several interesting bird this past week. A TENNESSEE WARBLER was just downstream from Imperial Highway in a flowering eucalyptus on September 18. A male SUMMER TANAGER was between Imperial Highway and La Mirada Blvd on September 18. It was above the bridal path in a eucalyptus upstream from the middle bridge.

 

A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was frequenting the lawn on the east side of Vina Vieja Park in Pasadena from September 21-23.

 

Another CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was in the Wilmington Drain in Wilmington on September 20.

 

A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was south of parking area #6 at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale on September 22. VESPER SPARROWS were also reported here.

 

A male SUMMER TANAGER was at Descanso Gardens in La Canada on September 18.

 

A DICKSISSEL and an INDIGO BUNTING were along the San Gabriel River between the confluence of Walnut Creek and the 10 Freeway (this location is north of Valley Blvd.).

 

A BOBOLINK was along the San Gabriel River about 100 yards north of Dunlap Crossing in Pico Rivera on September 20.

 

Several BOBOLINKS continued at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia through September 19 as did an INDIGO BUNTING. These birds have been in and around the weedy area at the northwest corner of the north lake. Access can be made through the open gate at the north side of the parking lot, then walking north then west around the lake (through holes in the fence along Peck Road). There are “no trespassing” signs, but to date access has not been an issue. Alternatively you can park at the golf course on the west side of the park and reach the area from there.

 

Four YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS were at Lake Balboa in Van Nuys on September 24.

 


This report is sponsored by the Los Angeles Audubon Society.

 

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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