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Last 5 Posts:
· Numberous Hooded Orioles (Dec 31, 1969)
· Reeve still there Sunday a.m. (Dec 31, 1969)
· Re: Brant at Talbert Marsh (Dec 31, 1969)
· Brant at Talbert Marsh (Dec 31, 1969)
· Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Reeve, Santa Ana River (Dec 31, 1969)
  1. Numberous Hooded Orioles LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Hi All,
    
    I have been feeding the Hooded Orioles in the summer for about 4 years now - hummer nectar and grape jelly.
    
    This year I have had about 10 of them show up at one time. They are so beautiful!
    
    I tried a Trophy Cam today near the feeder and took some videos you can view.
    
    Here is an image of a male feeding at the grape jelly feeder in my Lemon Tree:
    
    Hooded Oriole at My Feeder
    
    Hooded Oriole at
    My Feeder
    
    View on www.flickr.com
    Preview by Yahoo
    
    Here is one video of the Male feeding:
    
    Southern California - DeeDee Gollwitzer (USWildlifeImages)
    
    Southern California - DeeDee Gollwitzer (USWildlifeImag...DeeDee Gollwitzer, Wildlife Images, Nature, Osprey, Raptors, Birds, Birds of Prey, Landscape, CA, California, US, Hawk, Golden Eagle, Red-Tailed Hawk, White...
    
    View on www.uswildlifeimag...
    Preview by Yahoo
    
    Here are three feeding including a young male:
    
    Southern California - DeeDee Gollwitzer (USWildlifeImages)
    
    Southern California - DeeDee Gollwitzer (USWildlifeImag...DeeDee Gollwitzer, Wildlife Images, Nature, Osprey, Raptors, Birds, Birds of Prey, Landscape, CA, California, US, Hawk, Golden Eagle, Red-Tailed Hawk, White...
    
    View on www.uswildlifeimag...
    Preview by Yahoo
    
    I am so grateful they are still here and alive. We have had a family of Cooper's Hawks hunting here from the large Sycamore trees - 3 juvies and 2 adults. The Orioles are so vocal when they announce their arrival, I thought for sure it was just a matter of time.
    
    The Coopers seemed to have found numerous baby
    birds to feast on however. Here is a pic of one that dropped the prey that Mom delivered.
    
    Juvenile Cooper's Hawk
    
    Juvenile Cooper's Hawk
    
    View on www.flickr.com
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    I might add that the Coyotes are
    starting to hunt in packs now. They do this when they are teaching their young to hunt, so beware. I had 3 of them on my front lawn at 10:00 two nights ago.
    
    I hear there are three white hummers visiting a feeder in Laguna Niguel lately. I will report back if I see them.
    
    Cheers,
    
    DeeDee Gollwitzer
    Laguna Hills, CA
    
    
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  3. Reeve still there Sunday a.m. LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Hi birders, the Reeve was still just below the teeny waterfall on the north side of a vegetation island. More like a rapids. For now, the in and Out parking lot off of La Palma near Imperial is the best bet. Go all the way to the back of the lot. Easy trail access. The "falls" are a few 100 yards downstream. News is current as of 9 a.m Sunday. Matt was also there as was blue shirt guy.
    
    Rick Shearer
    Huntington Beach
    
    
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  5. Re: Brant at Talbert Marsh LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    That brant has been there for more than a year with a bad wing.  When I first saw him I tried to get help for him but they could never catch him.
    Wendy Miller
    Huntington Beach
    
    
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  7. Brant at Talbert Marsh LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    I did a watch from the Newport Pier from 6 to 9 this morning. Viewing was hampered by heavy fog early. When the fog finally lifted mid morning there was nothing noteworthy.
    
    I then ventured to the Santa Ana River and looked it over from the mouth up to Adams. Few shorebirds and nothing exciting, but 1 early BRANT was present in Talbert Marsh.
    
    Roger Schoedl
    Huntington Beach
    
    
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  9. Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Reeve, Santa Ana River LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    It's 7:15a on Saturday morning. The Reeve continues in it's previously reported location.
    
    Jeff Bray
    Irvine, CA
    
    Sent from my iPhone
    
    
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  11. Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Reeve, Santa Ana River LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Is a Reeve a special type of ruff?
    Maybe a male?
    Daniel Barica, HBSent from my iPhone
    On Jul 26, 2014, at 6:26 AM, "Trish G trishrg62@... [OrangeCountyBirding]" <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
    
    The Reeve continued yesterday evening,between 6-7pm. Seen just below the first little drop west of Imperial.I birded from the north side of the river and got great looks at the bird.
    I was also lucky enough to have Mike Huang, the finder of the bird there to show me where it was.
    
    Trish Gussler- Anaheim
    
    On Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 8:27 AM, Linette Lina lint6@... [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
    
    The Ruff continues to forage in the same place that Ryan Winkleman described, in the middle of the river near the giant dirt pile downstream of Imperial Highway. It's 8:20am on Friday.
    
    Linette Lina
    Orange
    
    
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  13. Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Reeve, Santa Ana River LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    The Reeve continued yesterday evening,between 6-7pm. Seen just below the first little drop west of Imperial.I birded from the north side of the river and got great looks at the bird.
    I was also lucky enough to have Mike Huang, the finder of the bird there to show me where it was.
    
    Trish Gussler- Anaheim
    
    On Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 8:27 AM, Linette Lina lint6@... [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
     
    The Ruff continues to forage in the same place that Ryan Winkleman described, in the middle of the river near the giant dirt pile downstream of Imperial Highway. It's 8:20am on Friday.
    
    Linette Lina
    Orange
    
    
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  15. More Observations from the Newport Pier, 25 July 2014 LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Visiting birder Mike San Miguel reports again this morning (7/25/14) from the Newport Pier. He mentions he had:
    
    “Six Black Storm-Petrels and a few Cassin's Auklets. Highlight was a Northern Fulmar. Still lots of Black-vented Shearwaters, a few Sooty's, and one Pink-footed.”
    
    There are only a small number of Northern Fulmar records for OC waters during the summer months.
    
    Doug Willick
    Orange, CA
    
    
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  17. Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Reeve, Santa Ana River LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Jeff Bray and I are looking at the ruff right now. It is with a big group of mostly Canada geese and ducks just below the first little waterfall west (downstream) of Imperial, about 1/3 mile down. There is a big dirt spoils pile/ramp thing right here on the north bank for reference.
    Photo here: https://flic.kr/p/oaP2Ue
    Ryan Winkleman
    RSM
    On Jul 24, 2014 11:00 AM, "canyon53ss@... [OrangeCountyBirding]" <OrangeCountyBirding@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
    
    Thanks to Mike H. for posting this last evening.
    
    Arrived @ 6:30 am. Bird was west of Imperial first mid river (I was on the south side), then flew with some Dowitchers downstream a bit farther to the south bank.
    
    When I left, about 9:15 am, bird was directly across from Vineyard Anaheim building (it is painted on the back of the building facing the river) which is behind the north shore of the river. Bird was with a group of perhaps 70 Dowitchers and associated closely with them.
    
    Directions: from the intersection of the 55/91, take the 91 east towards Riverside. Exit Imperial. Turn left on Imperial. At La Palma (get in the leftmost turn lane to make this turn onto La Palma), turn left. Turn left in about 50 feet into the In and Out shopping center and head straight to the very back of the parking lot. Walk to your left along river then over the river overpass to the south side. There are, BTW, portable restrooms on the So. side. of the river path.
    
    Photo here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/canyon53ss/14732655424/in/photostream/lightbox/
    
    Happy birding,
    
    Sherry Meddick
    Silverado
    
    
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  19. Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Reeve, Santa Ana River LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Jeff Bray and I are looking at the ruff right now. It is with a big group of mostly Canada geese and ducks just below the first little waterfall west (downstream) of Imperial, about 1/3 mile down. There is a big dirt spoils pile/ramp thing right here on the north bank for reference.
    Photo here: https://flic.kr/p/oaP2Ue
    Ryan Winkleman
    RSM
    On Jul 24, 2014 11:00 AM, "canyon53ss@... [OrangeCountyBirding]" <OrangeCountyBirding@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
     Thanks to Mike H. for posting this last evening.
    
    Arrived @ 6:30 am. Bird was west of Imperial first mid river (I was on the south side), then flew with some Dowitchers downstream a bit farther to the south bank.
    
    When I left, about 9:15 am, bird was directly across from Vineyard Anaheim building (it is painted on the back of the building facing the river) which is behind the north shore of the river. Bird was with a group of perhaps 70 Dowitchers and associated closely with them.
    
    Directions: from the intersection of the 55/91, take the 91 east towards Riverside. Exit Imperial. Turn left on Imperial. At La Palma (get in the leftmost turn lane to make this turn onto La Palma), turn left. Turn left in about 50 feet into the In and Out shopping center and head straight to the very back of the parking lot. Walk to your left along river then over the river overpass to the south side. There are, BTW, portable restrooms on the So. side. of the river path.
    
    Photo here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/canyon53ss/14732655424/in/photostream/lightbox/
    
    Happy birding,
    
    Sherry Meddick
    Silverado
    
    
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  21. Cancel mystery vireo LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    No luck today re finding a vireo in Marina View park on 19th in Costa Mesa. Could have been an Orange-crowned Warbler. I still think if you have the summertime blues you should head over there. The three large and fruit laden ficus trees are attracting lots of bird attention
    
    Rick Shearer
    Huntington Beach
    
    
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  23. Re: Reeve, Santa Ana River LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Thanks to Mike H. for posting this last evening.
    
    Arrived @ 6:30 am. Bird was west of Imperial first mid river (I was on the south side), then flew with some Dowitchers downstream a bit farther to the south bank.
    
    When I left, about 9:15 am, bird was directly across from Vineyard Anaheim building (it is painted on the back of the building facing the river) which is behind the north shore of the river. Bird was with a group of perhaps 70 Dowitchers and associated closely with them.
    
    Directions: from the intersection of the 55/91, take the 91 east towards Riverside. Exit Imperial. Turn left on Imperial. At La Palma (get in the leftmost turn lane to make this turn onto La Palma), turn left. Turn left in about 50 feet into the In and Out shopping center and head straight to the very back of the parking lot. Walk to your left along river then over the river overpass to the south side. There are, BTW, portable restrooms on the So. side. of the river path.
    
    Photo here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/canyon53ss/14732655424/in/photostream/lightbox/
    
    Happy birding,
    
    Sherry Meddick
    Silverado
    
    
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  25. Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Juvenile Pigeon Guillemot -Newport Pier LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Certainly not a prize winning shot, but identifiable as a Juvenile PIGEON GUILLEMOT.  The bird was about 200 yards are so off the end of the pier.  
    
    Photos of the bird are up on my Flickr page now.  Here is a link to the set.  
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/crispystatic/sets/72157645844078146/
    
    Jeff Bray
    Irvine, CA
    On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 7:53 AM, Tom Ford-Hutchinson thomas.fordhut@... [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:This morning I birded the Newport Pier with Jeff Bray and Roger Schoedl from 6:10-6:35am.  A juvenile PIGEON GUILLEMOT was feeding a couple hundred feet off the end of the pier for 15mins or so before taking off to the South.  Note this is a different bird than the adult seen yesterday.  Jeff will post some photos later to his website; https://www.flickr.com/photos/crispystatic .  I missed two other alcids that flew by when I arrived.  There were also thousands of Black-vented Shearwaters streaming by along with a couple Sooty Shearwaters.
    We then headed over to Marina View Park in Costa Mesa to look for Rick?s mystery vireo.  We found the continuing pale adult female WESTERN TANAGER and concluded that the bird with the yellow throat and pronounced spectacle was one of the many JAPANESE WHITE-EYEs in the park.
    Tom Ford-Hutchinson
    Irvine, CA
    
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  27. Juvenile Pigeon Guillemot -Newport Pier LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    This morning I birded the Newport Pier with Jeff Bray and Roger Schoedl from 6:10-6:35am. A juvenile PIGEON GUILLEMOT was feeding a couple hundred feet off the end of the pier for 15mins or so before taking off to the South. Note this is a different bird than the adult seen yesterday. Jeff will post some photos later to his website; https://www.flickr.com/photos/crispystatic . I missed two other alcids that flew by when I arrived. There were also thousands of Black-vented Shearwaters streaming by along with a couple Sooty Shearwaters.
    
    We then headed over to Marina View Park in Costa Mesa to look for Rick?s mystery vireo. We found the continuing pale adult female WESTERN TANAGER and concluded that the bird with the yellow throat and pronounced spectacle was one of the many JAPANESE WHITE-EYEs in the park.
    
    Tom Ford-Hutchinson
    Irvine, CA
    
    
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  29. Ruff in Upper Santa Ana River--Imperial Hwy to Lakeview Ave. LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    This afternoon, July 23, there was a Ruff in Upper Santa Ana River--Imperial Hwy to Lakeview Ave. The location is 550 yards west of the Imperial Highway, half way between Imperial Highway and a drop structure. For parking, take the entrance of the shopping plaza on E. La Palma Ave. There is a In-N-out Burger there.
    
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/ychuang1/14543836379/
    
    Mike Huang
    Irvine, CA
    
    
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  31. Ruff in Upper Santa Ana River--Imperial Hwy to Lakeview Ave LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    In the afternoon of July 23, there was a Ruff in Upper Santa Ana River--Imperial Hwy to Lakeview Ave. The location is 550 yards west of Imperial Hwy, just halfway between Imperial Hwy and a drop structure. GPS: 33.85690 -117.79617. You can park in the In-N-Out burger parking lot, on the La Palma Ave, all the way back in the parking lot to close to the river.
    
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/ychuang1/14543836379/
    
    Mike Huang
    
    Irvine, CA
    
    
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  33. Mystery Vireo in Marina View Park, Costa Mesa LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Hi birders, today I went to the Canyon Park area of Costa Mesa. I parked on the super wide downhill side of W 19th St, and decided to go into Marina View Park, 1350 W. 19th. The park has a short cement path from front to back, and a playground and long dogleg to the left. I noticed a vireo in a tree along the cement path on the right side. It then flew to a ficus tree with lots small green fruits just to the left of the path. It was the second of two ficus and close to the back exit. It had a quasi spectacle, very pronounced, and a yellow throat and underside. It most resembled the Philadelphia Vireo in Sibley's in my mind's eye, but alas, no pic. I will go back tomorrow morning with a fresh battery and hope for the best.
    
    The park has some huge trees and was very birdy. I think the ficus fruits or seeds may be a big attraction. I was surprised to see a Western Tanager there. There was also a Hooded Oriole family, Cal Towhee, Song Sparrow, lots of finches. Maybe I will see you there in the a.m. This event I am reporting took place at 10:30 this morning.
    
    Rick Shearer
    Huntington Beach
    
    
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  35. Pigeon Guillemot off Newport Pier today, July 23, 2014 LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Birders,
    
    Michael San Miguel, Jr., saw an adult Pigeon Guillemot at the Newport Pier early this morning. He said it was feeding on the bait fish at the end of the pier, so it may hang around more than a day. Most records for the county are in July and consist of adult birds seen flying by the pier - there are probably still fewer than 10 records for Orange County.
    
    Good birding,
    
    Brian Daniels,
    Pasadena, Orange County.
    
    
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  37. 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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  39. 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
    Preview by Yahoo
    
    Happy Birding--
    
    Wendy Miller
    Huntington Beach, California
    
    
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  41. 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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  43. 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
    Preview by Yahoo
    
    Thanks to Monte Taylor for his assistance.
    Anthony GliozzoMission Viejo
    
    
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  45. 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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  47. 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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  49. 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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