This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for September 9.

* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* September 9, 2016
* CALA1609.09

-Birds mentioned

Ridgway’s Rail
American Golden-Plover
Franklin’s Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Little Blue Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Bald Eagle
Vermilion Flycatcher
Purple Martin
Virginia’s Warbler
American Redstart
Black-throated Sparrow

California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form):

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


This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for September 9.

The AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER on the LA River in the Commerce/Maywood area was seen through September 5. It has been looked for but not seen since then. The location is about 200 yards north of Slauson Ave. and there are small parking areas on the east side of the Slauson bridge.

A FRANKLIN’S GULL was at the Lancaster Water Treatment Plant on September 1 and a BRANT was there on September 4. Birders are welcome between 7:00AM and 3:00PM. Be sure to check in at the office and let staff know that you are birding. From the facility entrance on the north side of Ave. D just east of the 14 Freeway, go north to the second intersection and office parking area. The office itself is at the northeast corner of the building.

A GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL was seen flying over the San Gabriel River at Dunlap Crossing (south of Whittier Blvd.) on September 3.

An adult LITTLE BLUE HERON was reported at Malibu Lagoon on September 6.

The YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh was reported through September 3. It is usually seen along the Lincoln arm of the marsh, south of Jefferson. The continuing RIDGWAY’S RAIL was still at the marsh as of September 3.

An adult BALD EAGLE was observed around the lake at Frank Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on September 3 and 5.

A VERMILION FLYCATCHER continued at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required) through September 7. It is being seen near the southeast corner of Duckbill Lake.

Another VERMILION FLYCATCHER (first year female) was on the small “peninsula” on the south side of south Legg Lake in South El Monte on September 4.

A PURPLE MARTIN was at the Piute Ponds on September 7.

At Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach, a VIRGINIA’S WARBLER was at the south end of the park and two AMERICAN REDSTARTS were at the north end on September 8.

Another VIRGINIA’S WARBLER was at Wilson Cove on San Clemente Island from September 6-8. A BLACK-THROATED SPARROW was present there on September 8.

Another BLACK-THROATED SPARROW was by the berm area at Madrona Marsh in Torrance on September 8. The marsh preserve is open from 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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