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· SBVAS Orange County pelagic trip - June 10 (TODAY)
· Lewis's woodpecker still present (Apr 24, 2017)
· Dana Point Harbor (Apr 23, 2017)
· New file uploaded to OrangeCountyBirding (Apr 23, 2017)
· New file uploaded to OrangeCountyBirding (Apr 23, 2017)
  1. SBVAS Orange County pelagic trip - June 10 LINK
    DATE: TODAY @ 2:53pm
    San Bernardino Valley Audubon Society is sponsoring a a 9-hour pelagic trip aboard the Ocean Institute’s (Dana Point) R/V Sea Explorer in search of pelagic birds, marine mammals, and other oceanic wildlife on Saturday, June 10. We expect to see Pink-footed and Sooty Shearwaters, Black Storm-Petrel, Cassin’s Auklet, and Scripps’s Murrelet. We have a reasonable chance of seeing Pomarine Jaeger, Sabine’s Gull, and Red Phalarope, as well as marine mammals such as Common Dolphin, and Blue, Humpback, and Fin Whales. The cost for the trip is $70. We will meet at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point at 6:30 AM. The trip departs promptly at 7:00 AM and will not be held for late arrivals; it returns at 4:00 PM. To reserve a space on the trip, email Tom Benson
    
    with your name and phone number, the number of spaces you want to reserve, and the names of those in your party.For complete details please see the trip description on the SBVAS website .
    
    Tom Benson
    San Bernardino, CA
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  3. Lewis's woodpecker still present LINK
    DATE: Apr 24, 2017 @ 4:19pm, 1 day(s) ago
    April 24, 2017
    
    It's still around.
    
    I had not seen any mention of this bird in recent days, and figured that anyone around these parts who wanted to see it probably already has. Being from Ohio, with occasional business trips to southern California, I have not posted here in the last few years, but have maintained my lurking membership in the group. Lately I have been working in Pasadena and environs, but I have business colleagues and friends in Orange County, and I figured that some day the situation would present itself to see some interesting birds there again.
    
    So, having arranged to arrive a couple hours early for a 5PM business meeting and dinner, I ventured up the foothills to Santiago Canyon and Modjeska Canyon Roads, hoping to catch sight of the Lewis's woodpecker. At the large dirt pullout on Santiago Cyn just past the intersection I parked and scanned the surroundings for fifteen minutes. Birds of interest were a wrentit and an acorn woodpecker, but no Lewis's. So I looked closer at past postings and saw that Edana Salisbury had suggested a phone pole at the corner of Modjeska Cyn and Olive Grove, just a short distance up from Santiago Cyn, the first small side road. This seems to be the location also known to Sheila Harlow and Terry Hill. A similar dirt pullout and a school bus stop is at that intersection (and much less traffic.) I scanned the poles and the nearby sycamores, but no luck. Then a school bus pulled up to discharge a student, and the bird flushed from a live oak opposite the pole and intersection of Modjeska Cyn and Olive Grove. The woodpecker settled back into the upper dead branches of the oak, where I was afforded decent looks for about ten minutes until it repositioned deeper in the foliage. Beautiful bird, although rather furtive for a woodpecker. It was mid-afternoon, around 3PM, so that may have accounted for the lack of activity, or it may be the species.
    
    This is a lifer for me, so many thanks to Edana, Sheila, Terry and those who maintain and contribute to this list!
    
    Bob Evans
    Geologist, etc.
    Hopewell Township, Muskingum County, Ohio
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  5. Dana Point Harbor LINK
    DATE: Apr 23, 2017 @ 9:04pm, 2 day(s) ago
    For the past couple of weeks, we have been seeing the Common Loon. Today it was in the Baby Beach area. Also there have been 2 pairs of Black Oystercatchers on the breakwater. Sachi Fukuman San Clemente
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  7. New file uploaded to OrangeCountyBirding LINK
    DATE: Apr 23, 2017 @ 6:37pm, 2 day(s) ago
    Hello,
    
    This email message is a notification to let you know that
    
    a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the OrangeCountyBirding
    
    group.
    
    File : /Orange County Spring Count/ebird_US-CA-059_month_list (4).pdf
    
    Uploaded by : rwinkleman < rswinkleman@... >
    
    Description : Species list to-date (4/23/17) for the Orange County Spring Count
    
    You can access this file at the URL:
    
    https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/OrangeCountyBirding/files/Orange%20County%20Spring%20Count/ebird_US-CA-059_month_list%20%284%29.pdf
    
    To learn more about file sharing for your group, please visit:
    
    https://help.yahoo.com/kb/indexpage=content&y=PROD_GRPS&locale=en_US&id=SLN15398
    
    Regards,
    
    rwinkleman < rswinkleman@... >
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  9. New file uploaded to OrangeCountyBirding LINK
    DATE: Apr 23, 2017 @ 6:36pm, 2 day(s) ago
    Hello,
    
    This email message is a notification to let you know that
    
    a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the OrangeCountyBirding
    
    group.
    
    File : /Orange County Spring Count/Locations.pdf
    
    Uploaded by : rwinkleman < rswinkleman@... >
    
    Description : Locations shared to-date (4/23/17) for the Orange County Spring Count
    
    You can access this file at the URL:
    
    https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/OrangeCountyBirding/files/Orange%20County%20Spring%20Count/Locations.pdf
    
    To learn more about file sharing for your group, please visit:
    
    https://help.yahoo.com/kb/indexpage=content&y=PROD_GRPS&locale=en_US&id=SLN15398
    
    Regards,
    
    rwinkleman < rswinkleman@... >
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  11. Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Long-tailed Duck Still Present 4/23 LINK
    DATE: Apr 23, 2017 @ 6:04pm, 2 day(s) ago
    Still here at 6 PM. Sitting on the same patch of mud described by Rick Shearer yesterday.
    
    Good birding,
    
    Steve Sosensky
    On Apr 23, 2017, at 3:00 PM, "terrynjohn@... [OrangeCountyBirding]" < OrangeCountyBirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote: Jan Gaffney re-found the Long-tailed Duck off of Sunset Aquatic Park just after 2:00 p.m. today (4/23), and I showed up just after to see it (I was looking on the other side of the park).It was in the side channel on the north-northwest side of the park, with 4 Surf Scoters.We also saw 2 Black Oystercatchers, and I saw 2 dolphins in the main channel.
    Terry Hill Huntington Beach
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  13. Long-tailed Duck Still Present 4/23 LINK
    DATE: Apr 23, 2017 @ 3:00pm, 2 day(s) ago
    Jan Gaffney re-found the Long-tailed Duck off of Sunset Aquatic Park just after 2:00 p.m. today (4/23), and I showed up just after to see it (I was looking on the other side of the park).It was in the side channel on the north-northwest side of the park, with 4 Surf Scoters.We also saw 2 Black Oystercatchers, and I saw 2 dolphins in the main channel.
    Terry Hill Huntington Beach
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  15. Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Long-tailed Duck LINK
    DATE: Apr 22, 2017 @ 5:15pm, 3 day(s) ago
    Meant to add the gps where I am standing (16 feet tolerance)
    
    33.727942, -118.078315
    
    Edana
    
    Sent from my iPhone and possibly autocorrected incorrectly ....
    
    > On Apr 22, 2017, at 5:13 PM, Edana Salisbury Edanasal@... [OrangeCountyBirding] < OrangeCountyBirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
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    > The duck is currently visible from the end of Sunset Marina, nearly straight across the channel from slips 23 and 22. It is on the shore preening.
    
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    > Edana Salisbury
    
    > Buena Park
    
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    > Sent from my iPhone and possibly autocorrected incorrectly ....
    
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    > Posted by: Edana Salisbury < edanasal@... >
    
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    > Reports and bird identities are neither edited nor verified. Use at your own risk. Please consult the standard reference books for proper bird identification & currently accepted names. Please do NOT use abbreviations or acronyms in lieu of names. Both scientific and/or common names of birds are acceptable.
    
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    > All posts must be on-topic: about birds/birding in Orange County, California (nowhere else!). Your posts must include both a clear subject line *and* your name *and your city of residence*. Off-topic posts will be deleted and the sender put on moderated status. Repeat offenders will be banned.
    
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  17. Long-tailed Duck LINK
    DATE: Apr 22, 2017 @ 5:13pm, 3 day(s) ago
    The duck is currently visible from the end of Sunset Marina, nearly straight across the channel from slips 23 and 22. It is on the shore preening.
    
    Edana Salisbury
    
    Buena Park
    
    Sent from my iPhone and possibly autocorrected incorrectly ....
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  19. Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Long-tailed duck LINK
    DATE: Apr 22, 2017 @ 3:44pm, 3 day(s) ago
    Sorry but the Long Tail Duck has left the beach to go for a swim in the channel. I can no longer see it because of all the docked yachts.
    
    Rick Shearer
    
    HB
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  21. Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Long-tailed duck LINK
    DATE: Apr 22, 2017 @ 3:17pm, 3 day(s) ago
    Still easily visible because of low tide exposing lots of beach.
    
    Rick Shearer
    
    HB
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  23. Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Long-tailed duck LINK
    DATE: Apr 22, 2017 @ 3:11pm, 3 day(s) ago
    Bird back on beach with Scoters a little further away than before.  the best view is still from Sunset Aquatic Park.
    Trish gussler
    Anaheim 
    
    On Apr 22, 2017 2:23 PM, "Trish G" < trishrg62@... > wrote:
    Bird seen easily from Sunset aquatic park, at end of edinger
    
    It was flushed off the beach when a boat came by, but just off the beach now
    
    Trish Gussler Anaheim
    
    On Apr 22, 2017 1:21 PM, "Don Hoechlin quixdimnd@... [OrangeCountyBirding]" < OrangeCountyBirding-noreply@ yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
      Still here. Long-tailed deck is still here behind glow hot yogaat the end of the coastal access walkway. Don Hoechlin. RMV
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  25. Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Long-tailed duck LINK
    DATE: Apr 22, 2017 @ 2:23pm, 3 day(s) ago
    Bird seen easily from Sunset aquatic park, at end of edinger
    
    It was flushed off the beach when a boat came by, but just off the beach now
    
    Trish Gussler Anaheim
    
    On Apr 22, 2017 1:21 PM, "Don Hoechlin quixdimnd@... [OrangeCountyBirding]" < OrangeCountyBirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
      Still here. Long-tailed deck is still here behind glow hot yogaat the end of the coastal access walkway. Don Hoechlin. RMV
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  27. Long-tailed duck LINK
    DATE: Apr 22, 2017 @ 1:17pm, 3 day(s) ago
    Still here. Long-tailed deck is still here behind glow hot yogaat the end of the coastal access walkway. Don Hoechlin. RMV
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  29. Acorn Woodpecker at Harriett Wieder Park LINK
    DATE: Apr 21, 2017 @ 12:49pm, 4 day(s) ago
    On the monthly bird count at Harriett Wieder Reg. Park this morning (April 21), an ACORN WOODPECKER was spotted by Gerald Tolman on the flag pole at the helipad at the southwest end of the park.It was also seen (through his scope) and confirmed by his teammates, Claire Grozinger and Fiona Parker.A Red-tailed Hawk then came along and chased it off, and it left the park.Gerry felt that it was probably gone for good, but perhaps it’s still somewhere in the area if there are any nearby oak trees.Unfortunately, none of the group had a camera.
    Other highlights of today’s count included a Bonaparte’s Gull, 5 Black-headed Grosbeaks, 5 Hooded Orioles, 5 Sora, 2 Yellow-breasted Chat (one by the playground and one over in the area near Seapoint & Garfield, 1 Cassin’s Vireo, and 1 empidomax flycatcher that was seen by Mark Kincheloe’s group and which they felt was a Willow Flycatcher after eliminating other possibilities (no pics).Since a Willow seems too early, we’ll show as an empid unless someone refinds the bird and confirms it.I’ll be getting further info from Mark as to a more specific location, but it was the far eastern end of the park, below the Edwards fire station.
    It was nice to have all the land bird activity back at Harriett Wieder!
    Terry Hill Huntington Beach
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