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· Barn Owl Question (TODAY)
· Tufted Duck moved upriver to Imperial (TODAY)
· Hammond's Flycatcher continues (TODAY)
  1. summer tanager LINK
    DATE: TODAY @ 4:55pm
    The continuing Summer Tanager at Huntington Central Park was vocalizing around 4:20 in pepper trees along the fence surrounding the youth center to the east of the library today.
    
    Jim Pike
    
    HB
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  3. Brightwater Bolsa Chica Roundup LINK
    DATE: TODAY @ 4:49pm
    ?
    A walk on the brightwater side of bolsa chica had the following notables
    ?
    A reddish egret
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/137464283@N06/24494711749/in/dateposted-public/
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    ?
    A blue-winged teal was present in the back water area
    ?
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/137464283@N06/24835485346/in/dateposted-public/
    ?
    ?
    The Peregrine Falcon was also along the brightwater side of the back bay
    ?
    A few avocets were hanging out ?in and among the water fowl
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/137464283@N06/24494151799/in/dateposted-public/
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    ?
    unfortunately the?burrowing owl?location I reported previously continues to be completely obscured by the tumbleweeds.? i don't see that changing given how they are fully nestled in at the cliff base out of the wind
    ?
    ?
    Clark Snodgrass
    Huntington Beach
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  5. Barn Owl Question LINK
    DATE: TODAY @ 4:35pm
    How common is the Barn Owl in Orange County? I haven't seen one in a long time.Wondering because a Boy Scout is looking to build a nest box for placement in Orange by the Santiago Creek Pits.
    Your thoughts?
    Kevin Rice Cowan Heights
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  7. Tufted Duck moved upriver to Imperial LINK
    DATE: TODAY @ 4:34pm
    Birders,
    
    If you miss The Tufted Duck at Lakeview Ave/Riverdale Park, try the first drop below Imperial - about 1 mile upstream from Lakeview Ave - it has been seen here by several groups throughout the afternoon and on previous days.
    
    Tom Wurster and Liga Auzins
    
    Garden grove
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  9. Hammond's Flycatcher continues LINK
    DATE: TODAY @ 2:26pm
    I was able to catch up with the Hammond's Flycatcher ?today at Hummingbird Park. It was easy to find and quite cooperative for more than a few minutes. From the lower part of the park where the trail leads towards the creek and bends left, the bird was in the trees adjacent. After a few minutes going in and out of those trees it started moving down the trees following the trail to the west where I did not pursue it. The only other thing of note there was a Fox Sparrow ?on the slope of the western side of that lower park near the street. There seemed to be quite a concentration of woodpeckers as well.
    I went to Spendlove park in pursuit of the Plumbeous Vireo but came up short. I did find an Anna's Hummingbird building a nest for a consolation prize. ?
    Cris Whetstone Fountain Valley
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  11. Continuing Mile Square birds 6 Feb 2016 LINK
    DATE: TODAY @ 12:41pm
    Birders,
    
    Late this morning, Liga and I refound the young Yellow-bellied Sapsucker by the blue storage container along the road btw the driving range and golf course, exactly as Rick Shearer reported yesterday.
    
    Earlier, at about 8:15, we observed the continuing imm male/ female Orchard Oriole in the trees along the fence line between the Edinger side entry kiosk and the driving range.
    
    Tom Wurster and Liga Auzins
    
    Garden Grove
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  13. Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] juvenile sapsucker pictures, not sure of ID LINK
    DATE: Feb 5, 2016 @ 7:27pm, 1 day(s) ago
    Rick,
    
    Very cool sapsucker. Yellow-bellied juvs often retain juvenile plumage as worn by the bird in your photos into late winter. On the other hand, juv Red-naped transition to first basic plumage by early November. Your birds broadly spangled back is also a YBSA trait, contra a back pattern consisting of two distinct rows in RNSA. Finally,the white throat and absence of red on the crown indicates a female YBSA . Nice find.
    
    Where has this bird been hiding up to now?????
    
    Tom Wurster
    Garden Grove
    ?? ?
    
    From: "tiorick@... [OrangeCountyBirding]"
    To: OrangeCountyBirding@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Friday, February 5, 2016 2:54 PM
    Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] juvenile sapsucker pictures, not sure of ID
    
    ?
    Hi OC Birders, this series of sapsucker photos were taken in Mile Square Park, from the lane that travels behind the driving range and ends up across from the natural area. ?It was in a tree just over the golf course fence, and across from the blue storage container sitting on the curb of the lane. ? Juvenile Sapsucker, but not sure which kind, Red-naped or Yellow-bellied
    
    Juvenile Sapsucker, but not sure which kind, Red-nape... Taken in Fountain Valley Mile Square Park on the lane behind the driving range, across from the blue storage container - pine tree just inside the golf course fence
    
    View on www.flickr.com
    Preview by Yahoo
    
    ?
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  15. juvenile sapsucker pictures, not sure of ID LINK
    DATE: Feb 5, 2016 @ 2:54pm, 1 day(s) ago
    Hi OC Birders, this series of sapsucker photos were taken in Mile Square Park, from the lane that travels behind the driving range and ends up across from the natural area. ?It was in a tree just over the golf course fence, and across from the blue storage container sitting on the curb of the lane. ? Juvenile Sapsucker, but not sure which kind, Red-naped or Yellow-bellied
    
    Juvenile Sapsucker, but not sure which kind, Red-nape... Taken in Fountain Valley Mile Square Park on the lane behind the driving range, across from the blue storage container - pine tree just inside the golf course fence
    
    View on www.flickr.com
    Preview by Yahoo
    
    ?
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  17. Prairie Falcon LINK
    DATE: Feb 4, 2016 @ 11:15pm, 2 day(s) ago
    I just posted a couple of pics of the Prairie Falcon I took last week at the SJWS. They are in a folder named Prairie Falcon (I think, haven't posted pics on this group from my phone before).
    
    I didn't post them sooner because they aren't the greatest! Yet, I thought they might be helpful!
    
    I need a new camera with an actual viewfinder!! But, these pics certainly can be used for ID purposes!
    
    Bird every moment,
    
    Bettina Eastman
    
    Huntington Beach
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  19. ID error, Peregrine Falcon NOT Prairie Falcon at San Joaquin Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary LINK
    DATE: Feb 4, 2016 @ 7:21pm, 2 day(s) ago
    I apologize for the ID error, it was an adult Peregrine Falcon I saw today at San Joaquin, not a Prairie Falcon, Still fun to watch :)
    
    Thank you for your time and Happy Birding!
    
    Arthur Fish
    Tustin, Ca
    
    Sent from my iPad
    
    On Feb 4, 2016, at 5:54 PM, Arthur Fish III iamafish2381@... [OrangeCountyBirding] < OrangeCountyBirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
    ? I don't post often on here so I hope I do this properly.?
    
    I had what I believe to be a Prairie Falcon (reported here a few times before) chasing birds on Pond E then it flew over to Pond C and then back for a moment before flying off toward the creek. ?This was today, February 4th at 2:58pm, I was able to get a couple photos.?
    Here are the URLs to them. ?I hope it works.
    
    https://flic.kr/p/DFjjC6
    
    https://flic.kr/p/CS5i6b
    
    Thank you and Happy Birding!
    
    Arthur Fish
    Tustin, CA
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  21. Prairie Falcon at San Joaquin Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary LINK
    DATE: Feb 4, 2016 @ 5:54pm, 2 day(s) ago
    I don't post often on here so I hope I do this properly.?
    
    I had what I believe to be a Prairie Falcon (reported here a few times before) chasing birds on Pond E then it flew over to Pond C and then back for a moment before flying off toward the creek. ?This was today, February 4th at 2:58pm, I was able to get a couple photos.?
    Here are the URLs to them. ?I hope it works.
    
    https://flic.kr/p/DFjjC6
    
    https://flic.kr/p/CS5i6b
    
    Thank you and Happy Birding!
    
    Arthur Fish
    Tustin, CA
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  23. Hammond's Flycatcher continues at Hummingbird Park LINK
    DATE: Feb 4, 2016 @ 3:52pm, 2 day(s) ago
    All,
    
    The Hammond's Flycatcher continues in same corner of the trail as seen by others, and where observed last year. After brief viewing as I approached at 1:15 pm, it moved higher and deeper into the trees. It returned approx 45-50 min later at same location. Called with one or two single "peek" calls from the interior. Quiet during visual observations.
    
    33.59758,-117.74743
    
    Mike Sanders
    
    Laguna Hills
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  25. Irvine Lake LINK
    DATE: Feb 4, 2016 @ 3:21pm, 2 day(s) ago
    Hi all,
    ?
    For those who have not had a chance to see the Painted Redstart in the
    lake’s resort area, I have good news: not only the bird is still at the same
    spot, that is to the side and behind the store/ snack bar/ tackle shop but the
    resort will stay open up to the end of the month. I got this information from
    the manager. It was mid-day today when I saw the bird, it is still as active and
    difficult to photograph...
    ?
    $5.00 is still charged if you wish to park your car behind the gate or
    maybe drive further in to search for the Bald Eagles.
    ?
    Remember that the place is closed on Monday and Tuesday.
    ?
    Finally, there was a White-breasted Nuthatch among the huge old oaks edging
    the first parking lot, on the east side.
    ?
    Christiane Shannon
    Yorba Linda
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  27. continuing Tufted Duck on SAR LINK
    DATE: Feb 4, 2016 @ 10:19am, 2 day(s) ago
    I tried for the fifth time yesterday to find the Tufted duck and,wouldn't you know it, persistence really does pay off! She was in the usual spot as previously reported, downstream from the Lakeview bridge about fifty yards. I ran in two other birders that i had seen there previously, they had the same bad luck as I in ?the past two weeks. ?I pointed ?the tufted out and we all finally got a good look at her. So for anyone who hasn't seen her,she is still hanging out. Good luck out there, Michael Newcomb La Habra
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  29. Help With Barn Owl Box on Bobolink Lane, Laguna Niguel LINK
    DATE: Feb 3, 2016 @ 4:02pm, 3 day(s) ago
    Hi All,
    
    Does anyone know a home/person that has/had a Barn Owl Box on their property? ?
    
    If so, please e-mail me asap. ?deedee4re@...
    
    Thank you in advance,
    
    DeeDee Gollwitzer
    Laguna Hills, CA ?
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  31. Santa Ana River Mouth LINK
    DATE: Feb 3, 2016 @ 3:31pm, 3 day(s) ago
    The Caspian Tern and Reddish Egret were present but alas no Jaeger at the Santa Ana River mouth. Also seen were an adult GWGU and an adult HEGU. Don Hoechlin. Costa Mesa.
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  33. Hummingbird Park LINK
    DATE: Feb 3, 2016 @ 3:26pm, 3 day(s) ago
    Hammond's and Pacific-slope Flycatchers present and Mountain Chickadee as well at Hummingbird Park. . HAFL and MOCH
    
    we're both present at the corner where the trail begins to parallel the creek. Don Hoechlin. Costa Mesa.
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  35. Tufted Duck LINK
    DATE: Feb 3, 2016 @ 1:14pm, 3 day(s) ago
    The Tufted Duck is currently in the same area as previously posted.
    
    Jennifer Falconer
    Irvine
    
    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
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  37. continuing kingbird LINK
    DATE: Feb 2, 2016 @ 4:24pm, 4 day(s) ago
    The Tropical Kingbird was present in the usual spot on the wires at the Meadowlark GC between 2:00-2:30 this afternoon before eventually flying off to the southwest. While there, an unseen Bullock's Oriole was calling on the golf course. Another sound heard in or near the parking lot ficus trees came from either the chattering of a Baltimore Oriole or golf shoe cleats scraping across pavement, the separation of which is an under-appreciated auditory challenge.
    
    Jim Pike
    
    HB
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  39. Hammond's Flycatcher at Hummingbird Park - 2 FEB LINK
    DATE: Feb 2, 2016 @ 1:19pm, 4 day(s) ago
    ?I think I might have seen this bird towards the end of 2015, but I was never able to track it down, until today.  I'm assuming this is a returning Hammond's Flycatcher that was here in the winter of 2014/2015?. I had first reported in on 30 SEP 2014.  I found it today only by hearing it call with it's "peek" call.  I was able to get a few photos, but the bird was not being very cooperative.  It was seen in the same general area as last year, along the creek that runs parallel to El Toro.  
    
    A collage of 4 images here:   https://www.flickr.com/photos/crispystatic/24779665465/
    
    Jeff Bray
    Irvine, CA
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  41. Nashville Warbler LINK
    DATE: Feb 2, 2016 @ 9:54am, 4 day(s) ago
    Just had a Nashville Warbler at HCP on the Slater side of the lake. Don Hoechlin. Costa Mesa
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  43. Baltimore Oriole LINK
    DATE: Feb 1, 2016 @ 10:22pm, 5 day(s) ago
    This afternoon I found an adult male Baltimore Oriole on private property in Santa Ana. Due to security concerns from the landowner, I am not able to disclose the location of the sighting. Ryan Winkleman
    
    RSM
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  45. No Tufted Duck on SAR at Riverdale Park 2-1-16 LINK
    DATE: Feb 1, 2016 @ 5:26pm, 5 day(s) ago
    Greetings birders,
    Lou Orr and I braved a very blustery day in search of the Tufted Duck, which would be a life bird for him (I got it Saturday).? No luck, in spite of searching a ways up and down the river.? There were a few other brave souls out that didn't see it either.? We were treated to 3 flybys of a Bald Eagle, there were two flying together down toward Imperial Hwy.? No Zone-tailed Hawk.
    Please report it if the Tufted Duck does reappear,?so we?can again make the trek down to OC.? Perhaps she had more sense to stay out of the wind than Lou and I did. ;o)
    Good birding!
    Kathy Degner Pasadena
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  47. Update on Burrowing Owl LINK
    DATE: Jan 31, 2016, 7 day(s) ago
    I went back to the Brightwater Trail? late this afternoon after the rain ended and saw the Burrowing Owl in the same spot I reported yesterday..??
    ?
    However after an hour stroll down to Bolsa Chica and back with the wind blowing hard?at?25-35mph, I was disappointed that?when I came back up the brightwater trail to the vantage point, dozens of tumbleweeds had blown from the mesa?into the area and nestled in at the base of the cliffs obscuring the burrow from the vantage point.? Darn !
    ?
    Clark Snodgrass
    Huntington Beach
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  49. Hooded Mergansers LINK
    DATE: Jan 31, 2016, 7 day(s) ago
    Pair of Hooded Mergansers floating in the channel at San Joaquin and Back Bay, Newport Bay. Don Hoechlin. Costa Mesa
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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