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· Clapper Rail and chick today at Bolsa Chica Wetlands (Dec 31, 1969)
· Laughing Gull at Seal Beach (Dec 31, 1969)
· Common Gallinules in San Diego Creek (Dec 31, 1969)
· Wilson's Phalaropes continue at San Joaquin 7-18-14 (Dec 31, 1969)
· Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Vermilion Flycatcher - Irvine Valley College (Dec 31, 1969)
  1. Clapper Rail and chick today at Bolsa Chica Wetlands LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    I got to Bolsa Chica about 8:10 and was told that an adult and one chick
    had come from the north, gone under the bridge and headed south about 15
    minutes before I arrived. There were about 6 photographers waiting on the
    bridge. About 70 minutes later (9:21) after all the photographers had
    gone, the adult and chick appeared south of the bridge, heading north. I
    was able to watch them for about 9 minutes before they disappeared completely in
    the northern pickleweed.
    
    I put one of my photos in the Rails folder on the yahoo site.
    
    Edana
    SalisburyBuena Park
    
    
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  3. Laughing Gull at Seal Beach LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    I didn't realize until I uploaded my photos that I saw a laughing gull this afternoon at Seal Beach, south of the Seal Beach pier.
    
    Here is a link to my photo:
    
    Laughing gull
    
    Laughing gull Seen 7/21/14, at Seal Beach, south of Seal Beach Pier
    
    View on www.flickr.com
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    Happy Birding--
    
    Wendy Miller
    Huntington Beach, California
    
    
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  5. Common Gallinules in San Diego Creek LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Hi birders. Yesterday I walked along the San Diego Creek from the Sea and Sage / Duck Club entrance to the San Diego Freeway overpass. There was a male in the first clear area just to the right of the entrance, a male across from the first Tree Hill parking lot with a little black fuzzball, red beaked chick nearby, and looking down from the Michelson overpass, a female with two more chicklets. boy are they cute! I left home forgetting to reinsert the SD card, so no pics :-(
    
    Rick Shearer
    Huntington Beach
    
    
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  7. Wilson's Phalaropes continue at San Joaquin 7-18-14 LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    A late afternoon visit to the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary on 7/18/14 in Pond C continues to offer sightings of the Wilson's Phalarope as well as Whimbrels, Long-billed Dowtichers, Western and Least Sandpipers.
    
    3 Photos of the male and female Wilson's Phalaropes with a fine display of breeding plumage can be seen here:
    
    Wilson?s Phalaropes make an appearance on July 18, 2014 | Birds of Orange County & Southern California
    
    Wilson?s Phalaropes make an appearance on July 18, 201... A Visit to San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary on July 18, 2014 around 4:30 produced a pair of Wilson?s Phalaropes (male and female) were seen at Pond C. Initially...
    
    View on ocbirds.com
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    Thanks to Monte Taylor for his assistance.
    Anthony GliozzoMission Viejo
    
    
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  9. Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Vermilion Flycatcher - Irvine Valley College LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Group...
    
    Correct that information from the previous post. Phyllis meant
    Vermilion. I?ll remove the previous post from our messages.
    
    Joel Weintraub
    Co-moderator
    
    From: mailto:OrangeCountyBirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Saturday, July 19, 2014 4:32 PM
    To: OrangeCountyBirding@yahoogroups.com
    Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Hepatic Tanager - Irvine Valley
    College
    
    
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  11. Hepatic Tanager - Irvine Valley College LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    I stopped by IVC around noon today and saw the male Hepatic Tanager still hanging out around the soccer field fence and trees. Also, several barn swallows over the field next to the cement path, which the field workers had just cleared out.
    
    Phyllis Anderson
    Irvine
    
    
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  13. Clapper Rails at Bolsa Chica LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    The CLAPPER RAILS at Bolsa Chica had a second clutch of 4 chicks. I arrived early this morning to see one of the adults sitting on the pickleweed about 25 feet north of the footbridge. First one, then a second, then another, and finally a fourth fuzzy little black chick joined it.
    
    Photo of the family:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/110988414@N04/14711810263/
    
    If the other two adults and 3 chicks are still around it means Bolsa Chica now has 10 Clappers to admire.
    
    Only other item of interest today was a COMMON TERN hanging out in the full tidal basin. A bit far to make out well even with a scope but likely the same 2nd summer bird that's been around the last two weeks or so.
    
    Roger Schoedl
    Huntington Beach
    
    
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  15. The Lake in Carbon Canyon Park is under a restoration project LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    The lake in Carbon Canyon Park is under a restoration project. see:
    Orange County, California - News Details
    
    Orange County, California - News Details Carbon Canyon Regional Park Lake Restoration
    
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    Yesterday lunch time I saw this goose family still in the lake when they were placing the fence. I checked there today and took this picture. Is water necessary for Egyptian Goose to breed?
    
    Breeding Egyptian goose family in carbon canyon park
    
    Breeding Egyptian goose family in carbon canyon park Explore ychuang1's photos on Flickr. ychuang1 has uploaded 273 photos to Flickr.
    
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    Mike Huang
    Irvine
    
    
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  17. Virginia Rail Chick at 7-18-14 Harriett Wieder Count LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    We had a huge turnout of 21 volunteers (our most ever) at Harriett Wieder Park today, July 18. Our highlight was a VIRGINIA RAIL chick on the Bolsa Chica side first spotted by yours truly and confirmed by the rest of my group (incl. Vic Leipzig, Mark Kincheloe, Jim Currie, Sheila Harlow and Nancy Kappelmann. No adults or other chicks were seen. To look for it, go west past "Fisher's Gulch" (the line of trees going down from Seapoint to the Bolsa Chica fence). Continue on the trail next to the fence, and take a right leading down the hill, then up the hill by the helipad. Use a scope to look back at the pond with bulrushes that's just past the Fisher's Gulch area. The black chick was walking in and out of the bulrushes. We looked at pictures of chicks for Sora and Virginia Rail (which are both present in this area) and one ID mark was the bill appeared to be larger than that for a Sora chick. It was a very exciting find! Also in this area were 15 WILSON'S PHALAROPES and 2 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES, plus a fly-by PEREGRINE FALCON.
    
    Otherwise, the birding was pretty quiet today.
    
    Happy Birding,
    Terry Hill
    Huntington Beach
    
    
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  19. Black-throated Sparrow in Garden Grove 16 July 2014 LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    OC Birders,
    
    Liga and I observed a juvenile plumaged Black-throated Sparrow in our back yard this evening. Obviously a new yard bird, possibly a first for Garden Grove.
    
    Tom Wurster and Liga Auzins
    Garden Grove
    
    
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  21. Rufous Hummingbirds moving back through LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Walked out to havoc at my feeders today and saw what I believed was the cause; a Rufous Hummingbird.
    
    I managed to get a shot of the bird and a blurry one of the tail, and was able to confirm that to be the case. So they are now definitely here!
    
    You can see photos on my e-bird listing: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19117861.
    
    Happy birding,
    
    Sherry Meddick
    Silverado
    
    
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  23. Purple Finch - Rancho Santa Margarita - 7-14-14 LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    HelloThanks to Mike Sanders keen eye I was able to locate the Purple Finch (male and female) today at the precise location that Mike had offered previously.It's not an easy location to find especially if unfamiliar with this area. I've opted to create a how to get there link for anyone in need of a Purple Finch in orange county on my site at this link Arroyo Trabuco Trail (Reservoir Access) ? Rancho Santa Margarita | Birds of Orange County & Southern California
    
    Arroyo Trabuco Trail (Reservoir Access) ? Ranc... There are quite a few ways to access this location but perhaps the easiest (and its approximately a 1 mile walk to and from the reservoir) is off the intersection o...
    
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    Photos of the male and female were taken about an hour apart and can be seen here on the main page at Birds of Orange County & Southern California under latest posts
    
    Birds of Orange County & Southern California Dark-eyed Junco?s have been added to the photo gallery. Two variations: Oregon and Slate colored. Click inside this post to access the link which is Dark-eyed Junco . The most commonly seen Oregon version is included as well as ? Continued
    
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    Just a word of caution, both a bobcat (or possible mountain lion cub?) were seen at this location as well as a 5+ foot southern Pacific Rattlesnake. This was a full adult that was crossing the main trail. There's also a stream crossing as noted on the web site with photosAnthony GliozzoMission Viejo
    
    
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  25. Sea and Sage pelagic trip, July 12 LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Today, July 12, Sea & Sage Audubon held its summer pelagic trip on board the Ocean Institute's R/V Sea Explorer, captained by Mike Bursk. The Ocean Institute crew did an excellent job of getting us out to see the birds during our 8-hour voyage. Trip leaders on board today included Jon Dunn, Robert McNab, Jerry Tolman, Curtis Marantz, and myself. We traveled just over 70 miles, traveling more or less directly out toward Lausen Sea Mount from the mouth of Dana Point Harbor, then northwest toward San Gabriel Canyon (near the oil platforms), then toward the coast near Huntington Beach, and finally paralleling the shore back to Dana Point.
    We had a good showing of birds today, with expected species like Black-vented, Sooty, and Pink-footed Shearwaters present in good numbers. Everyone on board enjoyed good looks a dozens of BLACK STORM-PETRELS, along with one or two ASHY STORM-PETRELS, coming into Robert McNab's chum and oil slick on Lausen Sea Mount. In transit to San Gabriel Canyon we encountered several murrelets, of which we got good views of three SCRIPPS'S MURRELETS (a pair of adults with a nearly full-grown chick), and four CRAVERI'S MURRELETS. Other pelagic species seen included POMARINE JAEGER, CASSIN'S AUKLET, and COMMON TERN. The non-avian (and perhaps overall) highlight was a HAMMERHEAD SHARK swimming at the surface of the water in close proximity to our boat a few miles from Dana Point Headlands.
    
    The next Sea & Sage pelagic trip is scheduled for Saturday, September 20; see the website for details. In addition, the Ocean Institute also offers 2.5 hour whale watching cruises on weekends throughout the summer, an excellent time to see Blue Whales, and also a great opportunity to get out and see some pelagic birds.
    
    Tom Benson
    San Bernardino, CA
    
    
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  27. Craveri's Murrelet & Hammerhead Shark - Sea&Sage Pelagic Today the 12th of July LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Would expect further posts of all the birds / mammals seen today on the Sea & Sage Aubudon Pelagic Trip but posting some photos (still uploading so keep refreshing the link) of the Craveri's Murrelet and Scripp's Murrelet as well as a Hammerhead Shark we had today. The typical Black-vented Shearwaters, Sooty Shearwaters, Pink-footed Shearwaters, Black Storm-Petrel, Ashy Storm-Petrel, and Pomarine Jaeger most notable.
    
    Here's a link to the Craveri's Murrelet and uploading soon Hammerhead Shark images:
    
    Craveri's Murrelet
    
    Craveri's Murrelet Birds, Mammals, Whales, Reptiles, Insects, Butterflies & Dragonflys Photo Gallery from North America and Eastern Asia by Monte M. Taylor
    
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    http://www.tsuru-bird.net/a_species/shark_hammerhead
    
    A few shots also Scripp's Murrelet and of Sooty / Pink-footed / Black-vented Shearwaters, Black Storm-Petrel and Pomarine Jaeger here and adding more as the day wears on from the trip:
    
    Pink-footed Shearwater (http://www.tsuru-bird.net/a_species/shearwater_pink-footed)
    
    Pink-footed Shearwater Birds, Mammals, Whales, Reptiles, Insects, Butterflies & Dragonflys Photo Gallery from North America and Eastern Asia by Monte M. Taylor
    
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    Sooty Shearwater (http://www.tsuru-bird.net/a_species/shearwater_sooty)
    
    Sooty Shearwater Birds, Mammals, Whales, Reptiles, Insects, Butterflies & Dragonflys Photo Gallery from North America and Eastern Asia by Monte M. Taylor
    
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    Black-vented Shearwater (http://www.tsuru-bird.net/a_species/shearwater_black-vented)
    
    Black-vented Shearwater Birds, Mammals, Whales, Reptiles, Insects, Butterflies & Dragonflys Photo Gallery from North America and Eastern Asia by Monte M. Taylor
    
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    Pomarine Jaeger (http://www.tsuru-bird.net/a_species/jaeger_pomarine)
    
    Pomarine Jaeger Birds, Mammals, Whales, Reptiles, Insects, Butterflies & Dragonflys Photo Gallery from North America and Eastern Asia by Monte M. Taylor
    
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    Black Storm-Petrel (http://www.tsuru-bird.net/a_species/storm-petrel_black)
    
    Black Storm-Petrel Birds, Mammals, Whales, Reptiles, Insects, Butterflies & Dragonflys Photo Gallery from North America and Eastern Asia by Monte M. Taylor
    
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    Scripss's Murrelet (recently split from Xantus's Murrelet) (http://www.tsuru-bird.net/a_species/murrelet_scripps)
    
    Scripss's Murrelet (recently split from Xantus's... Birds, Mammals, Whales, Reptiles, Insects, Butterflies & Dragonflys Photo Gallery from North America and Eastern Asia by Monte M. Taylor
    
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    Monte M. Taylor
    Tustin Ranch / Irvine, CA
    (http://www.tsuru-bird.net)
    
    Birds, Mammals, Whales, Reptiles, Insects, & Dragonflys Photo Gallery by Monte M. Taylor Birds, Mammals, Whales, Reptiles, Insects, Butterflies and Dragonflys Photo Gallery from North America and Eastern Asia by Monte M. Taylor
    
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  29. Re: Bronze Mannikin - Lower Peters Canyon Trail - Irvine, CA - 8 JUL 2014 LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    This sounds like a very good area. Can anyone give me directions to find the trail?
    
    Nick Richter
    Lake Forest, CA
    
    
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  31. Bronze Mannikin - Lower Peters Canyon Trail - Irvine, CA - 8 JUL 2014 LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Walking along this trail this evening, my friend and I ran into a gentleman that asked us about a bird he just saw.  Taking a look at the pic on his camera, it was a Bronze Mannikin.  He directed us to where he saw it and we were able to find 2 there, together, in the bull rush.  I know these are exotics and invasive, but it's still neat to find new things during this slow period.  I had never heard of a Bronze Mannikin before the post from Craig Regional a week or so ago.  I shrugged that off as an escapee.  With these two here, does this give more evidence that they're breeding here?  
    
    Also observed this evening were at least 4 VIRGINIA RAIL that were quite noisy.  Was able to get a few shots of them.  There were a total of 9 Orange Bishops we saw, 5 Male, 4 Female.  They were very active.  Nutmeg Mannikin population here seems to be increasing as well.  There were times we had flocks of at least 75-100 flying by.  
    
    A nice change of pace from the dips on the Bolsa Chica birds this past weekend.
    
    Shots of the Virginia Rail and Bronze Mannikin can be found in this album:
    
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/crispystatic/sets/72157645536439036/
    
    Good Birding!
    Jeff Bray
    
    Irvine, CA
    
    
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  33. WFO Conference San Diego LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Registration is now open to all for the Western Field Ornithologists 39th
    Annual Conference in San Diego, CA October 8-12. You can register at the WFO web
    site (http://www.westernfieldornithologists.org/conference.php)
    
    There are still spots open (but filling fast) on most of our field trips as
    well workshops on identification of warblers (Jon Dunn and Kimball Garrett),
    sparrows (Homer Hansen), and vireos (Peter Pyle) and bird specimen preparation
    (Phil Unitt). More information is available on the WFO web site.
    
    Ed Pandolfino
    Sacramento, CA
    
    
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  35. Alt plumage Laughing Gull - Bolsa Chica LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Birders,Late this afternoon I observed an alternate plumage Laughing Gull at Bolsa Chica. It was preening on one of the vegetated islands visible from the first lookout beyond the boardwalk. It took off after about 5 minutes of observation. A very bad photo (distant on a windy day) can be viewed on my Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bufflehead66/14592869195/Salud,Brad DawsonLong Beach, CA
    
    
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  37. Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Bolsa Chica Sooty Tern a no show 11 AM to 1:30 PM 5 July 2014 LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    A goodly number of birders showed up to dip on the Sooty Tern that was a no show this morning.I did see a Horned Lark and a female type Red-breasted Merganser as a small consolation.
    
    Trish Gussler
    Anaheim
    
    On Sat, Jul 5, 2014 at 4:28 PM, liga auzins llauzins@... [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
     
    Birders,
    
    Liga and I headed to Bolsa Chica after viewing Roger Schoedel's pics of the Sooty Tern. A half dozen birders were already scanning from PCH opposite Tern Island when we arrived, so Liga
    and I opted to scan Tern Island from the boardwalk. Coming up empty, we continued across, past the fenced Nesting Area, to the inner bay overlook. We scanned all the mudflat islands, including the nearer one where Roger first spotted the tern. Dick Norton joined us, but regrettably, there was no sign of the Sooty Tern. The PCH crowd on was still scanning hopefully when we left around 1:30PM.
    
    Tom Wurster and Liga Auzins
    Garden Grove, CA
    
      
    
    
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  39. Bolsa Chica Sooty Tern a no show 11 AM to 1:30 PM 5 July 2014 LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Birders,
    
    Liga and I headed to Bolsa Chica after viewing Roger Schoedel's pics of the Sooty Tern. A half dozen birders were already scanning from PCH opposite Tern Island when we arrived, so Liga
    and I opted to scan Tern Island from the boardwalk. Coming up empty, we continued across, past the fenced Nesting Area, to the inner bay overlook. We scanned all the mudflat islands, including the nearer one where Roger first spotted the tern. Dick Norton joined us, but regrettably, there was no sign of the Sooty Tern. The PCH crowd on was still scanning hopefully when we left around 1:30PM.
    
    Tom Wurster and Liga Auzins
    Garden Grove, CA
    
    
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  41. Sooty Tern Pics LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    As promised here are some of the photos of the SOOTY TERN I took this morning at Bolsa Chica:
    
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/110988414@N04/14580198025/
    
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/110988414@N04/14393778717/
    
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/110988414@N04/14580190855/
    
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/110988414@N04/14393530870/
    
    It will be a challenge refinding it amid the masses of other terns.
    
    Roger Schoedl
    Huntington Beach
    
    
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  43. Sooty Tern at Bolsa Chica 7/5 LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Happy 4th Birders,
    
    This morning I had a SOOTY TERN at Bolsa Chica from 8-8:30 on a mudfalt north of the first lookout past the walkbridge.
    
    Slightly smaller than the Elegants, black wings and back, straight sharp black bill, white underparts, white forehead with black eye lines, black cap and nape. Excellent naked eye, binoc, camera and scope views. Unmistakable bird. I will post photos of the bird perched and in flight as soon as I can.
    
    At 8:30 the bird took off flew out northwest over the state beach area and circled around a bit before going south and eventually going in to land on Tern Island where I lost it amid the swirling vortex of birds.
    
    Roger Schoedl
    Huntington Beach
    
    
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  45. Black Tern at Bolsa Chica Estuary LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Birders,
    Yesterday I stopped by the Bolsa Chica Estuary across PCH from Bolsa Chica SB to see how the nesting least terns were doing. This was about 1:30 in the afternoon. There was a great deal of tern activity with Forster's terns along with Elegant Terns and a few Caspian Terns. I saw the adult least terns actively fishing in the lagoon along with a couple juvenile least terns on the walk way. I was going through my pictures and saw what I believe to be a black tern. The bird was in flight and had the black body and silver wings. The pics are not the greatest but can be used to ID the bird. I will post the pic as soon as I upload it.
    I also stopped by the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary and saw the continuing red necked phalarope. As a bonus I saw two greater yellowlegs in their alternate breeding plumage. There was also a California thrasher present along with many juvenile black necked stilts and tree swallows actively feeding their young.
    
    Good Birding
    
    Bill Crowe
    Simi Valley CA
    
    
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  47. Warbling Vireo LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    A Warbling Vireo was singing in habitat along the Santa Ana River today, upstream of Gypsum Canyon. Last year, another summering bird was upstream of Weir Canyon. Considering how poorly this species is said to be doing in the state, this might be good news.
    
    Jim Pike
    HB
    
    
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  49. Re: Bird with extremely long forked tail LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Pin-tailed Whydah?s have been seen around Yorba Linda for quite some time and have been mistaken for Fork-tailed Flycatchers.
    
    Tom Croom
    Yorba Linda
    
    
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