This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for December 2.

* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* December 2, 2016
* CALA1612.02

-Birds mentioned

Black Scoter
White-winged Dove
Burrowing Owl
Prairie Falcon
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Plumbeous Vireo
Mountain Bluebird
Black-and-white Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Palm Warbler
Painted Redstart
Brewer’s Sparrow
Lark Bunting
Grasshopper Sparrow
“Red” Fox Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Hooded Oriole

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This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for December 2.

Four female BLACK SCOTERS continued off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through November 26. They have been seen near lifeguard station #47.

A WHITE-WINGED DOVE has been near Cabrillo Beach on the north side of Oliver Vickery Circle Way. It was seen there from November 27-30. Another was reported in Mission Hills on November 28.

A BURROWING OWL was at Esperanza Middle School in Los Angeles on November 29.

A late or wintering PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER was at William Andrews Clark Library in Los Angeles on November 30 (and likely present since November 22).

The EASTERN PHOEBE at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas continued through November 30 on the north side of the park by Group Picnic Area #4.

Returning for another winter was a DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at Creek Park in La Mirada. It was first detected on December 1. Check the eucalyptus grove north of Imperial Highway by Las Flores.

The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook was present through November 29. It was last reported west of the south parking lot.

A CAVE SWALLOW was at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale from November 30-December 1. There have been numbers of Tree Swallows and White-throated Swifts over the lake and these flocks should be checked for the Cave Swallow. Cliff Swallows of course should be absent at this time.

A LARK BUNTING was at Santa Fe Dam from November 25-27. It was near parking lot 2 and northwest of parking lot 1. A SWAMP SPARROW was south of restroom #1 on November 26. A PRAIRIE FALCON was also observed here on November 26. A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was in the dirt area between parking lot 4 and 5 on November 28 and a PLUMBEOUS VIREO was near restroom #4 on November 30.

The VERDIN continued at White Point Nature Preserve in San Pedro through November 25. It has been around the garden and parking lot.

Five MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRDS were along the San Gabriel River in Pico Rivera on November 25. They were adjacent to the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds (between Whittier and Washington Blvd.).

The BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through November 30. It has been by the large cottonwood at the southwest corner of the preserve (closest to the Chevron station across the street). A female HOODED ORIOLE was at Madrona on November 26.

Another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at La Mirada Regional Park (on the south side of the lake) near Alicante Road on November 30.

The CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles was seen through November 26. It is usually seen between unit #5317 and garage #557. A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW also continued here, being last reported southwest of unit #5160 on December 1.

A PALM WARBLER was at the far west side of Hopkins Wilderness Park in Redondo Beach on November 29.

A PAINTED REDSTART was at the Estates Condominiums on the Palos Verdes Peninsula from November 25-29 (and apparently discovered there as early as November 18). It was in the courtyard area off W. Hidden Lane. Google Earth coordinates for the exact spot are 33.785378, -118.342176.

A BREWER’S SPARROW was at Maywood Riverfront Park on from November 28-29.

A “RED” FOX SPARROW was at the Altadena Drain in Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena on November 27.

WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were at Liones Canyon near Pacific Palisades on November 27 (near the restrooms by the first picnic table), at Highridge Park on the Palos Verdes Peninsula on November 29 and in Porter Ranch on November 28.

A HOODED ORIOLE was in La Verne on December 1.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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