This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for November 24.

* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* November 24, 2017
* CALA1711.24

-Birds mentioned

"Eurasian" Green-winged Teal
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Red-necked Grebe
Pacific Golden-Plover
Ancient Murrelet
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Swainson's Hawk
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Eastern Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Pacific Wren
Lapland Longspur
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Clay-colored Sparrow
"Red" Fox Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Black-and-white Warbler
Lucy's Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Palm Warbler
Painted Redstart
Summer Tanager

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This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for November 24.

The “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL along the LA River adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale was seen through November 23.

Another “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL continued at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera continued through November 22. The LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at the spreading grounds continued through November 20.

A couple of female BLACK SCOTERS and a female WHITE-WINGED SCOTER continued off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through November 24. These birds have been north of Imperial Highway in the vicinity of lifeguard station 46 to 49 and also by station 61.

A RED-NECKED GREBE was at Castaic Lagoon on November 19.

The PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER continued at Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through November 23. It has been near the Snowy Plover enclosure.

An ANCIENT MURRELET has been seen in and around the Cabrillo Marina from November 18-24. Viewing spots include from the end of Whaler's Walk and at the 22nd Street Landing.

A late SWAINSON'S HAWK was at 110th Street East and Ave. I in the east Antelope Valley on November 19.

A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was by the cricket field near the nature preserve in the Sepulveda Basin in Van Nuys on November 24.

An EASTERN PHOEBE remained at Madrona Marsh through November 24 (northeast of the large cottonwood on the south side of the preserve. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued through November 21 in the willows in the meadow area and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen through November 24. A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW continued through November 20. The preserve’s official hours are 10am-5pm, Tuesday through Sunday.

VERMILION FLYCATCHERS included three at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora through November 17 one at the Colorado Lagoon in long Beach on November 21. also at Colorado Lagoon was a TROPICAL KINGBIRD on November 20.

A PACIFIC WREN continued in Big Santa Anita Canyon through November 18 near Cabin 51 and 71.

A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was at Hansen Dam on November 24. It was initially seen in the channel below the dam, but flew toward the main basin and thus might be refound at the sports fields there or south of the dam at the golf course.

A CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPUR was at Ave. M anbd 50th Street East in the Antelope Valley on November 19.

A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale from November 18-24 near Parking Lot 5, last seen north of the restrooms and children's water play area.

A "RED" FOX SPARROW was at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena from November 19-23 by the Altadena drain pond.

WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were at Alma Park in San Pedro on November 19, continuing at the top of Tallac Knoll at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia through November 21 and in Rolling Hills Estates on November 23.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at Ralph Dills Park in Paramount on November 19 between San Mateo and San Marcus on the east side of the park. Another continued in oaks near the top of Tallac Knoll at the LA County Arboretum though November 21.

A LUCY'S WARBLER was at the South Pasadena Nature Park on November 18.

A BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER continued through November 22 at a residence in Studio City.

A PALM WARBLER continued at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City through November 18 near the east end of the dam.

The PAINTED REDSTART at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook and adjacent Culver City Park (most recently at the native plant greenhouse) was reported through November 18.

A SUMMER TANAGER was near Freshman Drive at West LA College on November 21.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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