This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for November 10.

* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* November 10, 2017
* CALA1711.10

-Birds mentioned

“Eurasian” Green-winged Teal
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Red-necked Grebe
Lesser Black-backed Gull
American Bittern
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Swainson’s Hawk
“Harlan’s” Red-tailed Hawk
Burrowing Owl
Lewis’s Woodpecker
Vermilion Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Lapland Longspur
Clay-colored Sparrow
Lark Bunting
Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Palm Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler

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This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for November 10.

Two female BLACK SCOTERS continued off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through November 6. They were joined on that date by a female WHITE-WINGED SCOTER. These birds have been north of Imperial Highway in the vicinity of lifeguard station 49.

A RED-NECKED GREBE was along the LA River at Willow Street in Long Beach on November 4.

A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera on October 31 and November 3. A probable “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL was here on November 9. There has been water only in the north basin, though that can change at any time. A BURROWING OWL was on the north berm of the south most basin (just above Washington) on November 5 and a SWAINSON’S HAWK flew over the area on November 4.

Another SWAINSON’S HAWK was at the Crystalaire Golf Club (private property) near Llano on November 8.

A dark morph “HARLAN’S” RED-TAILED HAWK was seen on November 10 over Virginia Country Club in Long Beach.

About twenty LEWIS’S WOODPECKERS were at Chilao Flat (where similar numbers have been reported previously) in the San Gabriel Mountains on November 6. They were mainly on the Manzanita Campsite Loop.

The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park was seen through November 7 near the boat ramp.

A PACIFIC WREN was in Santa Anita Canyon above Arcadia on November 8. It was past the green bridge at the bottom of the road down to the canyon bottom between the first and second concrete check dams.

The LARK BUNTING continued at Agua Amarga Canyon on the Palos Verdes Peninsula through November 5. It has been by the south rim of the canyon.

A DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO was at St. Andrew’s Priory near Valyermo on November 4.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continues at El Dorado Park in Long Beach. It was last reported in Area 2, south of Snake Road near where it makes a wide left turn. A VERMILION FLYCATCHER also continues in Area 2.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER (through November 8) and an AMERICAN REDSTART (through November 3) continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance. Check the willows in the meadow area. A continuing CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was in mulefat east of the “dog willows” from November 3-4. The preserve’s official hours are 10am-5pm, Tuesday through Sunday.

A PALM WARBLER was at Hollydale Park in South Gate on November 3. It was at the north end along the fence east of the north horse exercise area.

Another PALM WARBLER was at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City on November 5 by the dam.

A male BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER continued at El Dorado Park in Long Beach through November 7. Enter the park at Los Arcos and park at the end. The bird has been in bottlebrush along the golf course fence near a banner featuring a picture of an American Coot.

Another BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER continued at a residence in Sherman Oaks through November 7.

San Clemente Island had an AMERICAN BITTERN continuing through November 6, a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continuing through November 4, , LAPLAND LONGSPUR from November 7-8, a PALM WARBLER from November 2-6 and a BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER on November 1.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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