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· Northern Waterthrush, Mute Swan, etc. (Oct 23, 2017)
· Bird report of Philly Vireo at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley 22 Oct 17 (Oct 22, 2017)
· 2+ Northern Watherthrushes - Huntington Central (Oct 22, 2017)
· Bell's Vireo (Oct 22, 2017)
· Black and White Warbler Continues at HCP (Oct 22, 2017)
  1. Northern Waterthrush, Mute Swan, etc. LINK
    DATE: Oct 23, 2017 @ 4:45pm, 1 day(s) ago
    This morning (10/23) I started at Huntington Central Park at 7:30 a.m. to look for the No. Waterthrush in Lorenís Ditch.I didnít find it there until I came back for a last look at 9:30 a.m.I was able to get one quick iD picture, then in flew through the bushes to the north side.I went around there, re-found it, but it flew again.It gave quick tantalizing looks every so often, and I finally left at 10:00.
    I then went to Bolsa Chica, parking at Kennebunk, and walked down to the channel hoping the Mute Swan would be right there.It wasnít.I was told by others that it wasup by the tide gates, so I headed up there and found it at 11:00 a.m.It was still present about 11:30 a.m.
    Later, I was running some errands, driving on McFadden in Huntington Beach and passed Greer Park.There were 3 groups of White Pelicans there, and as I was driving by, I estimated there were between 40-50.
    Terry Hill Huntington Beach
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  3. Bird report of Philly Vireo at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley 22 Oct 17 LINK
    DATE: Oct 22, 2017 @ 8:36pm, 2 day(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    Found this ebird report forPhiladelphia Vireo observed today in SE section of Mile Square Park by Tim Avery.Hopefully, it will stick around for others to see and photograph.
    
    https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40071976
    
    Tom Wurster
    Garden Grove
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  5. 2+ Northern Watherthrushes - Huntington Central LINK
    DATE: Oct 22, 2017 @ 12:50pm, 2 day(s) ago
    I'm certain there are 2 NORTHERN WATERTHRUSHES skulking around Talbert Lake on the east side of Huntington Central Park. I have a nagging suspcion there is a 3rd bird around the lake.
    On Saturday, October 15th I heard one calling in the east end of the "Island" slough at the eastern edge of the park. After circumnavigating the lake I saw one in the willows on the western edge of the lake along Goldenwest due south of the Park Bench Cafe. Jim Pike reported a similar encounter on the 16th with birds at the western and eastern ends of the greater basin comprising Talbert Lake and its various sloughs and fingers.
    This morning (Oct. 22nd) I heard one calling in the usual area of the "Island". Moving on counterclockwise around the lake I ran into Jan Gaffney who was viewing one foraging in the open on the logs in Loren's Ditch. At the end of my circuit around the lake I ran into Becky Turley who had just seen a waterthrush along the south lake shore northeast of the fenced garden. In the past I've not known wintering waterthrushes to wander so widely around the lake. 3 sightings in 3 opposite corners of the lake within 1-2 hours is too coincidental.
    I believe there is 1 bird moving around the NE shore of the lake and the two little ponds to the NE (whose underparts are a dingy yellow), a 2nd in and just west of the broad riparian slough called the "Island" running eastward from the E shore of the lake (a whiter bird), and a probable 3rd bird moving around the W lake area between the cafe and fenced garden.
    Roger Schoedl
    Huntington Beach
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  7. Bell's Vireo LINK
    DATE: Oct 22, 2017 @ 11:40am, 2 day(s) ago
    A BELL'S VIREO was in John Baca Park this morning in the woody brush on the slope below the homes south of the big drain basin. Overall a very drab bird with pale gray underparts, medium gray upperparts with a faint green wash on the back - a Least Bell's (pusillus). This is now the 6th or 7th year the bird has wintered in the park. I think it was Jim Pike who first found it wintering in 2011 though it was missed one or two years since then.
    
    Roger Schoedl
    Hungtington Beach
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  9. Black and White Warbler Continues at HCP LINK
    DATE: Oct 22, 2017 @ 9:09am, 2 day(s) ago
    The Black and White Warbler continued today at Huntington Beach Central Park. It is located just north of the Secret Garden toward the lake water
    
    pict here
    
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/137464283@N06/37826366122/in/dateposted-public/
    
    Clark Snodgrass
    Huntington Beach
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  11. Black-&-White Warbler (female) at HB Central Park LINK
    DATE: Oct 22, 2017 @ 1:34am, 3 day(s) ago
    Spotted a female B&W Warbler just north of the Nature Center on Saturday morning. Short video at https://youtu.be/RF9_8KCB1-Y
    
    Tom Carranceja
    Hunt. Beach
    
    
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  13. Tricolored Heron continues at Bolsa Chica and being cooperative (Picts) LINK
    DATE: Oct 21, 2017 @ 9:36pm, 3 day(s) ago
    The Tricolored Heron continued Saturday at Bolsa Chica
    
    The bird was just off the loop trail around to the north fromacross the walkbridgein several spots in the morning and was cooperative (not skittish) even on the side of the water just next to the trail
    
    Some Picts here
    
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/137464283@N06/37845677151/in/dateposted-public/
    
    He even appeared with a Ridgeway Rail at one point (see pict below)
    
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/137464283@N06/37135706284/in/dateposted-public/
    
    Clark Snodgrass
    Huntington Beach
    
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  15. Re: Mute Swan and Common Loon LINK
    DATE: Oct 21, 2017 @ 6:31pm, 3 day(s) ago
    I am sorry. I meant the Common Loon looks sick.
    
    DeeDee Gollwitzer
    
    Laguna Hills
    
    Sent from my iPhone
    
    > On Oct 21, 2017, at 5:31 PM, DeeDee Gollwitzer < deedee4re@... > wrote:
    
    >
    
    > I just watched a Mute Swan fly in to the Wintersburg Channel by the flood gates.
    
    >
    
    > Also there on the side of the bridge sitting on the dirt is the common Swan looking sick.
    
    >
    
    > I tried to call the local rehab and they are closed. The number I googled for animal control is closed.
    
    >
    
    > DeeDee Gollwitzer
    
    > Sent from my iPhone 
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  17. Mute Swan and Common Loon LINK
    DATE: Oct 21, 2017 @ 5:31pm, 3 day(s) ago
    I just watched a Mute Swan fly in to the Wintersburg Channel by the flood gates.
    
    Also there on the side of the bridge sitting on the dirt is the common Swan looking sick.
    
    I tried to call the local rehab and they are closed. The number I googled for animal control is closed.
    
    DeeDee Gollwitzer
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  19. Northern Waterthrush Mason regional park LINK
    DATE: Oct 21, 2017 @ 1:49pm, 3 day(s) ago
    This morning I found a NOWA in the mostly cry creek, about 100 yards downstream or west of the little water drop feature. right in this area† 33.657244, -117.835648
    I heard a loud† metallic chink call, and after following it up the creek about 25 yards I was finally able to get a visual and snap a few poor photos.
    There are some little pools of water in the creek, so even though it's not flowing, it has potential.
    It was relatively "birdy" there this morning, but only the one rarity was found.
    Ebird checklist with a couple photos is here.† http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40045886
    
    Trish Gussler, Anaheim
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  21. American Redstart @ HCP 21 Oct 2017 LINK
    DATE: Oct 21, 2017 @ 12:06pm, 3 day(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    A female-type American Redstart flitted through the canopy of willow trees lining the SW edge of Talbert Lake - not far from the "exit" to the fenced Secret Garden - or, the Rusty Blackbird corner for those who remember.
    
    Tom Wurster
    
    Garden Grove
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  23. Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] More on Common Loon at Bolsa Chica LINK
    DATE: Oct 20, 2017 @ 6:00pm, 4 day(s) ago
    Greetings,
    
    When I saw it Wednesday (Oct 18), I saw that it was heavily smeared with oil particularly on the belly. It was constantly cleaning and the bill had oil on it as a result.
    
    Regards, Al Borodayko
    Cypress, CA
    
    On Friday, October 20, 2017 3:57 PM, "terrynjohn@... [OrangeCountyBirding]" wrote:
    
    
    I saw the same Common Loon last Sunday (Oct. 15) in the afternoon in the Pocket Pond next to the channel.It was resting on a mudflat, but when nearby peeps got spooked and started moving and flying around, it got into the water and swam off.I wondered at the time whether it was sick, but it was capable of swimming, so I assumed it couldnít be too bad off.
    
    Terry Hill
    Huntington Beach
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  25. Common Loon at Wintersburg Channel LINK
    DATE: Oct 20, 2017 @ 4:01pm, 4 day(s) ago
    Called WWCC. They are alrwady aware of sick loon and wiil pick up today.
    
    SandyRemley
    Big BearLake
    
    Sent from my Verizon Wireless
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  27. More on Common Loon at Bolsa Chica LINK
    DATE: Oct 20, 2017 @ 3:56pm, 4 day(s) ago
    I saw the same Common Loon last Sunday (Oct. 15) in the afternoon in the Pocket Pond next to the channel.It was resting on a mudflat, but when nearby peeps got spooked and started moving and flying around, it got into the water and swam off.I wondered at the time whether it was sick, but it was capable of swimming, so I assumed it couldnít be too bad off.
    Terry Hill Huntington Beach
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  29. Common Loon,Wintersburg Channel now LINK
    DATE: Oct 20, 2017 @ 3:47pm, 4 day(s) ago
    Loon on west side up channel about 6 feet up bank from actual channel. Feel bird is ill.
    
    Sandy Remley
    Big Bear Lake
    
    Sent from my Verizon Wireless
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