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

- RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA * February 10 2017 * CALA1702.10  

-Birds mentioned

“Eurasian” Green-winged Teal Yellow-footed Gull SLATY-BACKED GULL Pacific-slope Flycatcher Eastern Phoebe Vermilion Flycatcher Ash-throated Flycatcher Tropical Kingbird Western Kingbird Lapland Longspur Black-and-white Warbler Green-tailed Towhee Clay-colored Sparrow Swamp Sparrow “Red” Fox Sparrow White-throated Sparrow Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco Dark-eyed “Gray-headed” Junco Summer Tanager Orchard Oriole Hooded Oriole

California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form):  http://www.californiabirds.org/     Enter your bird sightings on eBird:  http://ebird.org/content/ebird     Hotline:  Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert E-mail reports to:  Jon Fisher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Coverage:  Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted     -Transcript

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

The “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL continues in Pico Rivera being last reported on February 8.  Check both the San Gabriel River channel and the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds just to the west.  The basins are between Whittier and Washington Blvd. and west of the 605 Freeway.  Access is from the east end of Mines Ave. or at the southwest corner of the basins via Pico Vista Road. 

An adult YELLOW-FOOTED GULL was at the basins on February 4.  Water levels and gull numbers can fluctuate greatly from day to day and throughout the day.

The putative second cycle SLATY-BACKED GULL was seen in Pico Rivera off and on through February 7.  It has been both at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds and most recently at the Rio Hondo spreading basins at the west end of Mines Ave. (there is an access gate and paved path just west of its junction with Paramount). 

A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER continued at William Andrews Clark Memorial Library in Los Angeles through February 7. 

The EASTERN PHOEBE at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas continued through February 8 on the north side of the park around Group Picnic Area #4.

The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh  in Torrance was reported through February 4 in the southern part of the preserve near the Chevron (gas station) corner.  An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER also continues at Madrona, being last seen on February 8.  The WESTERN KINGBIRD at Madrona Marsh in Torrance continued through February 4.  Preserve hours are 10AM-5PM Tuesday through Sunday.

Four VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continued at the Castaic Sports Complex through February 8.  Check the lawns near the children’s play area. 

Another VERMILION FLYCATCHER was at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook through February 2 (check the south pond area).

The TROPICAL KINGBIRD continues at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook, being last reported at the south lake on February 5.

Seven LAPLAND LONGSPURS were found on San Clemente Island on February 6.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at Legg Lake in South El Monte through February 4 in the area west of restroom 7.  Easiest parking is on the west side of Santa Anita Ave. just south of the 60 Freeway.  Walk west from here to get to restroom 7.

Another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continues at Ed Segundo Library Park and was reported through February 9.

A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was at the South Coast Botanic Garden (at the Children’s Garden) on February 9.

A SWAMP SPARROW continued along the Playa Vista Riparian Corridor below Loyola Marymount University through February 4.  It is being seen near where Village Drive dead ends and a hillside concrete drainage channel.

A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at the west end of the Rose Garden in Exposition Park in Los Angeles on February 8.

A “RED” FOX SPARROW continued at a residence in Porter Ranch through February 4.

A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued through February 5 at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia on the northeast slope of Tallac Knoll in the southwest corner of the property.  Others were near the entrance at the South Coast Botanic Garden through February 9, along the Wilmington Drain in Harbor City through February 8 and at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles (by unit 5190) through February 9. 

A DARK-EYED “GRAY-HEADED” JUNCO was at Charlton Flat in the San Gabriel Mountains on February 3 and a DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO continued at Apollo Park in Lancaster through February 5.

A male SUMMER TANGER continues at the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale.  It was seen through February 8 on the east side of Riverside Drive, often around the small wooden sheds.

A female ORCHARD ORIOLE - apparently present since last November - was at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia on February 8 and 9.  It has been in a Kei Apple Tree (signed as such) visible from the east sidewalk entrance to the Aloe Garden.

A HOODED ORIOLE was at the South Coast Botanic Garden on February 4.

- end transcript   Jon L Fisher Glendale, CA This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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