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  1. I need help with an ID LINK
    DATE: Apr 22, 2014, 1 year(s) ago
    I was birding Tucker Wildlife Refuge today and saw and photographed a bird that looked a lot like the Ovenbird I photographed last year at John Baca Park. Normally, I simply use this site to learn from. I am pretty much an amateur and hate to call this bird an Ovenbird based on my limited experience. However, if there is a chance that a relatively rare bird is present, I feel obligated to share the information so that anyone else that is interested may see it.
    Here is the Flickr address:
    The Calliope Hummingbird was still present and working the same Wooly Blue Curly flowers. There were also a pair of nesting White-breasted Nuthatches near the tortoise enclosure. There were many Black-headed Grosbeaks present, also.
    Jack Lindahl
    Huntington Beach
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  3. Warblers & Other Good Birds at Harriett Wieder Today LINK
    DATE: Apr 18, 2014, 1 year(s) ago
    Today (April 18) we had 16 participants in our monthly count at Harriett Wieder Regional Park. The best birds were the continuing AMERICAN REDSTART (Fisher's Gulch), BLUE GROSBEAK over the fence in Bolsa Chica below the playground, and YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT in the area below the intersection of Seapoint and Garfield. Other highlights included (at Fisher's Gulch) Warbling Vireo, Pac-Slope Flycatcher, Hutton's Vireo, 2 Black-throated Gray Warblers (+ 1 in the playground area & another elsewhere in the park), and (in other areas) 24 Vaux's Swifts, 4 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, 2 Ash-throated Flycatchers, 24 American Pipits, 1 Wilson's Warbler, 1 Hooded Oriole (eucs next to playground), and 1 Merlin in the John Thomas Leasehold area of Bolsa Chica (the area closest to Central Park). A very good morning for us!Terry HillHuntington Beach, California
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  5. molting male Summer Tanager (seen by John Oliver) Dana Point LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Hi Folks,
    Passing on a sighting by John Oliver (of La Crescenta) in Dana Point at Sunset Park. This is on Calle Naranja in Dana Point. The tanager was in the Eucs near the Playground and John's description seems consistent with a male molting Summer Tanager. Showing the yellow and reddish areas in the plumage as they do in molt going into spring all red plumage.
    the messenger,
    Monte TaylorTustin / Irvine (for those wanting to see what a molting Summer Tanager looks like)
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  7. Re: Continuing Northern Waterthrush at Santiago Park LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Still there Saturday afternoon, 3-4 PM, but further up stream almost opposite Nature Center and amphitheater. Count five concrete diverters upstream from the outfall at the toyan with the dead branch overhanging the concrete wall. Maybe b/c it was late afternoon sun, but it was working the north side not the south as Linette reported. It worked the narrow concrete apron and occasionally flew down to the green algae below. Also had good looks of it from the pathway at the base of the toyan bush as I left. :-)
    I just sat on the concrete edge near the outfall and quietly waited. I was rewarded with a life bird!
    Chris Johnson
    Yorba Linda
    --- In, <chris_morrison1@...> wrote:
    > The Northern Waterthrush was present this morning in exactly the spot described by Doug and Linette. It did not seemed to be overly concerned with the rather large group there to see it. It came out into the open several times just long enough for a photo from a longer distance than I would have liked. I'm hoping Jeff Bray's photos turned out better than mine. Two Band-tailed Pigeons and several Cedar Waxwings were also observed.
    > Northern Waterthrush
    > Band-tailed Pigeon
    > Chris Morrison
    > Orange, CA
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  9. Re: A Sad Scene at Bolsa Chica today.... LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Twice I have caught people fishing in the reserve at Bolsa Chica. In
    one incident three people were on the bridge, casting lures into
    a bait swarm while terns were diving to catch fish. When they saw me
    pointing my telephoto lens at them, they fled in their black Jeep,
    speeding out of the parking lot in reverse so that their license plate
    didn't show. They knew they were breaking the law. I tried calling
    the CALtip number, but it was frustratingly ineffective. In the other
    incident I told the culprit he was breaking the law and I was photographing
    him. He quickly left, too.
    The lesson here is that we can help prevent these sad scenes. Does
    anyone have an effective phone number to report these incidents?
    John Cubit
    Long Beach, CA
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  11. Some highlights from yesterday LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    I spent most of yesterday birding in the coastal areas (which meant several hours of birding in thick fog!!!). I kept running into Tom Wurster/Liga Auzins and Dave/Sharon Telford everywhere I went and the five of us actually spent a lot of the day just birding together. Some of the highlights from yesterday include:
    - Tons of clapper rails just right out in the open at the Back Bay walkbridge in the morning. Dave counted upwards of 21, but I only saw 17. Thanks to the very high tide yesterday (6.79 feet I think?) they were completely exposed with no vegetation at all to hide in, which was great once the fog went away.
    - A couple marsh wrens on Back Bay Drive, notable because they were just sitting out in the open totally exposed for an extended period of time. Not called out by me or anything like that, just sitting there oblivious or apathetic to my presence. I NEVER see marsh wrens just sitting there, they are always flitting back and forth hiding in the cattails, etc. and at most I get quick looks (and usually just have to settle for ID-ing by ear). This is my favorite of the photos I took and easily one of my favorite bird photos that I have ever taken period not just because for once I had a really good opportunity to photograph marsh wrens all I wanted but because of the bird's pose.
    - A loggerhead shrike at the edge of Bolsa Chica. This one was sitting where all those dead trees are up by the big bridge that spans that channel with the bike paths heading inland (the East Garden Grove Wintersburg Channel, according to a topo map). Please let me know if there's some colloquial name for this channel so that I don't confuse people in the future when I'm referencing it!
    - The burrowing owl at the Brightwater Trail. Dave and Sharon and I looked for it but couldn't find it, and then Trish Gussler gave me a call when she ended up seeing it just after I left (I swear it wasn't there five minutes before!).
    - American redstart and black-and-white warbler in Fisher's Gulch at Harriett Wieder Park. Much like Chris Johnson, I just kind of looked up and there was the redstart just jumping all over the place. A couple minutes later I noticed that the black-and-white was there too along the back of one of the trunks, occasionally poking its head out.
    - Orange-cheeked waxbills at Huntington Central Park. These were first reported by Tom Ford-Hutchinson on November 9th last year but I don't think they have been seen in a long time or at least nobody has mentioned them if so. I had two of them in the little cattail island in the waterthrush pond, over the second footbridge and by the corner of the maintenance yard (just north of those two pushup bars).
    - Northern waterthrush at Huntington Central Park. FINALLY. It only took me like 10 times to get it. We only heard it calling loudly, and never got eyes on it. I am not sure if Tom and Liga were able to find it after I left. This was in the same general area as the waxbills.
    All-in-all a good day, especially once the fog lifted and we could actually see again :-)
    Ryan Winkleman
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  13. Plumbeous Vireo, John Baca Park, HB LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Marian first spotted it on the west of the catch basin....same area where the Ovenbird was hanging out last year.
    Count Week bird.
    Steve Alter
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  15. End-of-year birds LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Like Tom's post from a few days ago, this is coming a little late and will be rather long. I took all of last week off and spent a lot of time trying to get some end-of-year numbers.
    On Saturday, December 21st, I had a male Scott's oriole at Starr Ranch while bird-banding ( I know they had a Scott's last winter as well so this may be the same bird just returning each year. Note that Starr Ranch is restricted access and you are only allowed entry if you work there, volunteer there, or are there for one of the workshops or free days. However, Trish Gussler did have one up at Ramakrishna Monastery about a month ago, and there was one hanging out in Silverado Canyon two weekends ago as well, so they are around in inland South County.
    On the morning of December 22nd I set out to Capistrano and found Doug's chestnut-sided warbler ( took photos of it for probably 10-15 minutes and I know it was seen by both Trish and Sherry Meddick later in the day as well. I then went to Irvine Regional Park to look for the zone-tailed hawk, mountain bluebird, and spotted dove. I did not see either of the latter two, but when I was up on top of the Puma Ridge Trail (in the short vegetation overlook area) I did have the zone-tailed hawk fly right towards me from the Peters Canyon area and circle nearly overhead for a minute or two before flying back down south again towards Peters Canyon ( I stayed for another 30 minutes or so hoping it would come back but I never saw it again. David Evans was also there as I was leaving and he didn't find it either. I then went to Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary and found one or two slate-colored juncos ( These are a subspecies of the dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis hyemalis), not a standalone species, but are a nice change from the typical subspecies that everybody knows around here, the Oregon junco (J.h. thurberi).
    On December 23rd I had a single golden-crowned kinglet at Huntington Central Park (in the usual area) but otherwise missed all eight of my target species for the day. 
    On December 26th Tom Ford-Hutchinson and I went up to the Los Pinos Trailhead before dawn. The wind was pretty awful, but as he mentioned we did have a zone-tailed hawk fly overhead again. We also had a hairy woodpecker. We did not have any other particularly notable birds up there or at either of the two campgrounds. There was a nice rufous-crowned sparrow at the Falcon Group Camp and Tom found a couple purple finches at the Blue Jay Campground.
    On December 27th I had golden-crowned kinglets at Huntington Central Park again in the same area (, and I finally got my lifebird American bittern at Bolsa Chica ( Afterward I met up with Tom again at the PCH lot and we also had a clapper rail just walking around out in the open in the vegetation behind the shrubs at the lot ( Later in the day Tom found me two new lifebirds: Thayer's gull at Sunset Beach and Pacific golden-plover at Seal Beach.
    On December 29th I participated in the CBC in Area 2 and was grouped with Mark Singer and Tjie Poo. Our highlight was two Ross' geese foraging with Canada geese at Clegg-Stacy Park ( These hung around the entire morning (we checked back on them) but I am not sure if they are still there. Later in the morning we had six hooded mergansers, including one male, in the channel southeast of Bolsa and Springdale ( In the afternoon I was part of a lucky group that was taken on a tour by Bob Schallmann and John Fitch onto Seal Beach NWR, where we got fantastic closeups of ferruginous hawk and scoped looks at Pacific golden-plover ( We were not able to find the laplong longspurs previously reported by Bob on the 26th.
    Finally, yesterday December 30th thanks to Trish's post about the Brightwater Trail I was able to get the burrowing owl at Bolsa Chica (
    I'm hoping to stop by Fairhaven Memorial in the afternoon and get the Cassin's vireo to round out my total OC year list at 270 (if I'm lucky). Thanks to everybody for your eBird checklists, OC Birding posts, or personal emails that helped me get many of these birds and eventually motivated me to get out of my little (relatively) secluded section of OC :-).
    Happy New Year and good birding in 2014!
    Ryan Winkleman
    Rancho Santa Margarita
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  17. Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] RE: Hammond's Flycatcher at Tri-city Park LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Ok, I just took another look and I agree with Hammond's. Didn't notice the gray on the head on the first look and I thought that the throat looked yellow then too.
    26 Palm AveWoodland, CA 95695530
    On Dec 23, 2013, at 2:20 PM, jpike44 <jpike44@...> wrote:
    It looks like the continuing Hammond's Flycatcher to me (gray-toned head, short well-notched tail, whitish throat, long primary extension with a notably large gap, etc). Granted, not the shortest-billed one I've ever seen.
    Jim Pike
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  19. Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Hammond's Flycatcher, Aleutian and Cackling and Townsends @ Tri City LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Nice call, I agree.
    26 Palm AveWoodland, CA 95695530
    On Dec 23, 2013, at 1:13 PM, Trish G <trishrg62@...> wrote:
    I'm no expert, but the very bi-colored bill makes this flycatcher look more like Pacific-slope to me.
    Maybe someone else will chime in?
    Trish GusslerAnaheim
    On Mon, Dec 23, 2013 at 12:41 PM, <canyon53ss@...> wrote:
    Went very early to Tri City Park to try and find the Hammond's first located/photographed by Mike H. on 05 Dec. and photographed by Trish G. yesterday. I believe I found the bird, but it wasn't by Shelter 1 (as reported by both) as there were tree trimmers butchering the trees and a leaf blower active the entire time I was there. Instead, I found the bird as you enter the parking lot (park there) and walk left down the road (not the path). There are some pines there on the left in front of the block wall of that surrounds the building marked Golden State. This is also where I found the Townsend's. I did not hear the Hammond's given the racket going on (if it called at all) and quite honestly, finding it was just dumb luck though I did search for four hours.
    Hammonds photo here:
    Townsend's here:
    Correct me if I am wrong, but in the case of the Geese, I believe I have one each of Cackling and Aleutian in the photos. One bird was distinctly darker than the other.
    Set of three photos begins here:
    Sherry Meddick
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  21. Re: American Redstart at Harriett Wieder Park 12-20-13 LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Found him 10 AM this morning where reported. Thanks, Terry. It was one of my easier life birds. It's bright color (especially orange tail feathers when flitting), the thinning willow foliage and the sun behind when viewing from the south side of the ravine made it easy to spot-- or it just pays to be lucky sometimes.
    For those new to Harriett Wieder Park as I was, I parked south of the park entrance on Seapoint opposite the the Cherryhill entrance to the neighboring gated community. Fishers Gulch, I was told, is a short ravine at the south end of the open space. I entered around the end of the chain link fence and went midpoint down the hill on the south side of the ravine. A very short trail went right into the willows and the rim/edge of the ravine. The male American Redstart was actively working the willow right above me. :-). I don't know how far it ranged in the willows or if it is really staying in this spot. With Christmas shopping to do, this was basically a check it off stop and get on my way.
    But a pair of White-tailed kites were kiting over Bolsa Chica and then perched in a snag at the end of the ravine. One was eating some kind of rodent. Also two Northern Flickers were visitors in the short time I was there.
    Chris Johnson
    Yorba Linda
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  23. Confirmed Yellow-Crowned Night Heron LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    A juvenile Yellow-Crowned
    Night Heron has been confirmed by multiple birders at the Bolsa
    Chica Wetlands. The bird was first spotted in mid-October. This is
    the second year in a row; since the late 1970's that they have
    been seen in Orange County.
    The bird was seen by Bill Powell along the shore north of the
    Winterberg Channel Muted Tidal area; just west of the
    Black-Crowned Night Herons winter roosting area.
    John Ehrenfeld
    Hermosa Beach
    P.S. Last year in an effort to get shots of this bird, quite a few
    photographers were rude and negatively intrusive into the birds
    space. I am sure we would all agree of the need to be respectful
    of others and the bird.
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  25. Re: Orange Bishop LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Several brightly colored male Orange Bishops and more females still there--Monday morning @ 10 AM. Easily found at Huntington Central Pk location described in earlier email.
    Chris Johnson
    Yorba Linda
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  27. Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] RE: Cassin's Vireo at Seagate Park LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Do you mean John Baca Park?
    From: Linette A. Lina <lint6@...>To: orange county birding <> Sent: Friday, October 18, 2013 1:34 PMSubject: Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] RE: Cassin's Vireo at Seagate Park
    "That's where I have encountered this bird, and ,occasionally, a drab gray wintering Bell's Vireo. An alternative method would be to play an appropriate app."Just a reminder, please don't play recordings of Bell's Vireo to attract the bird to you. Our local subspecies, the Least Bell's Vireo, is federally and State endangered and it's illegal to play their calls for that purpose. (Playing recordings of Cassin's Vireo is legal...whether one should or not is not this topic...)Ta,LinetteOrange, CA-
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  29. RE: Cassin's Vireo at Seagate Park LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Hi David,
    The vast minority (thanks, Doug) of the OC birding community colloquially refer to that park as Seagate, although a few stick-in-the-muds still call it John Baca Park. You might try the latter reference in your Google searches. The park is located along Ellis Street, between Golden West and Gothard, in Huntington Beach. Seagate is a willow-filled basin, transected by two berms within its midsection. I usually ignore the Protected Ecological Area signs, walking down the planted periwinkle slope to the palm-infested bottom, and pish from atop those berms. That's where I have encountered this bird, and ,occasionally, a drab gray wintering Bell's Vireo. An alternative method would be to play an appropriate app. Good luck.
    Jim Pike
    > From: David Starrett <starrettda...>
    > Date: October 17, 2013 at 5:16:28 PM PDT
    > To: jpike44 <jpike44...>
    > Subject: RE: [OrangeCountyBirding] Cassin's Vireo at Seagate Park in HB
    > Jim,
    > I am intrigued by this post. I happen to be in the Anaheim area on business. I am going to be birding Bola Chica and Huntington Beach CP tomorrow morning. Would love to see if I can find this bird. Can you tell me, where is Seagate Park? I can't find it on a (google) map. And where in the park has the vireo been seen?
    > Thanks!!!
    > Dave
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  31. continuing vireo at Seagate Park in HB LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    The least Bell's vireo that is back for its third winter at Seagate made a reappearance at the Ovenbird-end of the park this morning. Clearly this bird doesn't spend all of its time in the park, given how many birders have visited Seagate (and even lowly John Baca Park) and evidently not seen this bird over the past few weeks. Also continuing is the hybrid Townsend x Hermit (TOwHEe?) Warbler.
    Jim Pike
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  33. Santa Ana River and Yorba Regional Park LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Active bird activity this week in the Santa Ana River and the ponds and wooded areas of Yorba Linda Regional Park; just north of the 90 Imperial Highway exit off the 91.
    White-Throated Sparrow, Common Yellowthroat, Cassin's Kingbird. Juvenile Black-Headed Grosbeak, Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, Savannah Sparrow, Pacific-Slope Flycatcher, Wood Ducks, American Widgeons, Cinnamon Teals, Osprey, White-Faced Ibis, Cooper's Hawk, Canada Geese, Egyptian Goose Gosling, and the usual Egrets and Herons.
    John Ehrenfeld
    Hermosa Beach
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  35. RE: Help on ID John Baca Park LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Hi James,
    Although the angle prevents a more definitive answer to your request for help on the ID of the bird in your photos, I believe this is a likely candidate for a Hermit X Townsend's Warbler hybrid, and possibly even a returning individual, one that wintered here in the past.
    Doug Willick
    Orange, CA
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  37. 10/01 Yellow-green Vireo Image LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Here is the link to the picasa album that contains the image of the YELLOW-GREEN VIREO at John Baca Park. It is the first image.
    Michael Park
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  39. Help on ID John Baca Park LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    While unsuccessfully looking for the Yellow-Green Vireo at John Baca Park today i very briefly saw this bird. Originally i thought it was a Townsend's but on reviewing the picture that does not seem to be correct. The yellow spectacle looks more Pine Warbler like but I totally defer to the experts.
    Jim Hecht
    Hermosa Beach
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  41. Yellow-green Vireo (John Baca Park off Ellis) LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Spent over 2 1/2 hours trying to find the Yellow-green Vireo today that was seen yesterday (Monday) and just as I was giving up and leaving heard it call once so clearly it is still there (or another one?). Don't know the weather (fog) tonight along the coast but would guess that if it's still foggy again tonight possibly it will stay put and I will try again.
    Monte Taylor
    Irvine / Tustin, California
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  43. John Baca Park, Sat. Sept.28 LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Hi All,
    Patrick Temple and I birded John Baca Park Sat. morning. Briefly sighted a Yellow-green vireo at the NW end of the park about 9am, where the
    dg path and pavement meet. It was perched next to the riparian zone, flew to the other side of the path, then out of sight. While looking
    for it again, we got a few good looks at a Yellow-throated warbler near the same area. It flew back and forth from some sycamores and willows.
    Lynn Miller
    Riverside, CA
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  45. Swainson's Hawks & more LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    On Friday night I refound the VIRGINIA's and CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLERS at Mile Square Regional Park. I also had a phalarope sp. on the lake and was surprised when 2 SWAINSON's HAWKS flew over at dusk.
    As Benson mentioned some of us refound the Yellow-GREEN VIREO at John Baca at 3:30pm. Per usual the bird was not cooperative. The PALM WARBLER was also present and feeding in the grass.
    I met up with Rob McNab at Laguna Niguel Regional Park in the evening but we could not refind the Prairie Warbler along the willows south of the spillway. We did find a (continuing?) TENNESSEE WARBLER. I also spotted a female BLACK&WHITE WARBLER, an orestera Orange-crowned Warbler, a BLACKPOLL WARBLER and a BREWER's SPARROW in the same area.
    I posted pictures of the SABINE's GULL and many of the other birds listed above onto my flickr page here;
    Tom Ford-Hutchinson
    Irvine, CA
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  47. Sabine's Gull, Northern Waterthrush, other stuff LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Sea & Sage Audubon held their annual fall pelagic trip today (Sep 21). The highlight of the trip was a juvenile Sabine's Gull at the northeast corner of Lausen Sea Mount, approximately 13 miles off shore.
    Afterwards several of us headed over to John Baca Park where the Yellow-green Vireo was relocated around 3:30 or 4:00 PM. It was in the trees and shrubs on the slope below the houses along the northeast edge of the park.
    I also got a call from Robert McNab that he found a Prairie Warbler at Laguna Niuguel Regional Park this afternoon, in the willows at the bottom of the spillway. I also heard from Tom Ford-Hutchinson that there were a Tennessee Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, and a Brewer's Sparrow in the same general area.
    Yesterday (Sep 20), I spent the day birding with Curtis Marantz. We were able to re-find the Chestnut-sided, Virginia's, and Lucy's Warblers at Mile Square Park. We were unable to re-find the Tennessee Warbler at Centennial Park, but did briefly see a Northern Waterthrush before it made a long, fast flight toward Edinger and presumably left the park.
    Tom Benson
    San Bernardino, CA
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  49. Huntington Beach Central Park & Bolsa Chica LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    Today, I joined the San Fernando Valley Audubon bird walk at Huntington Beach Central Park and Bosa Chica led by Richard Barth. Some of the highlights at Huntington Beach Central Park were the Blackpoll Warbler shared with us by Jim Pike and Leo Ohtsuki at the ampitheatre area in the eucalyptus trees. Also of interest was a late migrating female Bullocks Oriole, a Pintailed Whydah and Orange Bishop in the now dry lake area viewed from the picnic area behind the Park Bench Cafe, and always a favorite, the Great Horned Owl near the library. There were multiple sightings of Western Tanagers and flocks of 50 plus Nutmeg Mannikin at the restroom area at the Slater Street parking lot.
    At John Baca Park, Bruce Aird put us on the Yellow-green Vireo at about noon. We parked at the Ellis entrance and proceeded to the viewing area in the first group alders on the right. The bird seemed to return the that area at about fifteen minute intervals. We birded from the concrete walkway and had good views of the bird.
    At Harriett Weider Regional Park we walked through the park parking lot to the end and exited the park to the area between the park to the fence at Bolsa Chica. In a distant pond below the park, we viewed one Pectoral Sandpiper. We then followed the fence line going toward the ocean and crossed Fischer?s Gulch to the next pond. There was another Pectoral Sandpiper against the far bank. I have included a long distance digiscope ID photo with the Flicker link below.
    At Bolsa Chica there were 2 Reddish Egrets viewed from the boardwalk and 2 others on the far side of the Least Tern nesting area at the end of the Boardwalk.
    David Campbell
    Newport Beach
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