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  1. Re: Eastern Phoebe at Bolsa Chica - 22 NOV LINK
    DATE: Nov 23, 2016 @ 1:50pm, 8 month(s) ago
    I just refound the Eastern Phoebe below the brightwater trail. Currently looking st it from:
    Altitude: 54 ft
    Accuracy of GPS signal: 33 ft,-118.04636,-118.04636
    Perching on random metal stakes in the ground. Cassin's Kingbird and Say's Phoebe in the same area.Moving around quite a bit.It's north of where it was yesterday.
    Jeff Bray
    Irvine, CA
    On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 8:40 PM -0800, "Jeff Bray" < jbray4913@... > wrote:
    Serving as messenger, John Oliver and Ed Stonick had an EASTERN PHOEBE at Bolsa Chica today. It was seen around GPS: 33.707056, -118.046558which is on the north side of the pocket pond, I think that's what it's called anyway.
    Some photos are linked to John's eBird list below:
    Jeff Bray
    Irvine, CA
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  3. Eastern Phoebe at Bolsa Chica - 22 NOV LINK
    DATE: Nov 22, 2016 @ 8:40pm, 8 month(s) ago
    Serving as messenger, John Oliver and Ed Stonick had an EASTERN PHOEBE at Bolsa Chica today.  It was seen around GPS:  33.707056, -118.046558  which is on the north side of the pocket pond, I think that's what it's called anyway.
    Some photos are linked to John's eBird list below:
    Jeff Bray
    Irvine, CA
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  5. munias and whydahs LINK
    DATE: Nov 14, 2016 @ 3:25pm, 8 month(s) ago
    Interesting to see (and hear) a family unit of two or three Scaly-breasted Munia fledglings and one fledgling Pin-tailed Whydah pursuing one adult Munia at John "Chew" Baca Park today. The persistent sssip-sssip-sssip-sssip begging calls of the whydah easily stood out from the peeer calls of his/her pseudo-siblings. It appears that parasitism events by the smaller whydahs don't have much of an impact on their munia hosts. 
    Jim Pike
    Make America grim again
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  7. HOMEless at HCP? LINK
    DATE: Nov 11, 2016 @ 3:26pm, 8 month(s) ago
    If anyone still needs a Hooded Merganser at Huntington Central Park, you might consider checking Huntington Lake, as there were two HOME there on Weds. The next day, the continuing Bell's Vireo at nearby Seagate (aka John "Chew" Baca) Park was in upslope toyon shrubs to the south of the blue doggie-bag dispensary and the "Protected Ecological Area" sign (the latter of which is always good for a chuckle).
    Jim Pike
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  9. Laguna Niguel Regional Park - Tennessee Warbler LINK
    DATE: Oct 7, 2016 @ 6:59pm, 10 month(s) ago
    The Tennessee Warbler made a 2 second appearance at the pool in the rocks under the large willow below the dam at 4 PM.It is much more cautious than the crowd of Yellow-rumps that frequent the pool. John Chapple got a great photo which I expect will be in his eBird report. A minute before the Tennessee, the Palm Warbler came to the pool.
     Andy Lazere, Laguna Niguel
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  11. Palm Warbler and Golden Eagle in Mason Regional Park, Irvine LINK
    DATE: Oct 5, 2016 @ 2:16pm, 10 month(s) ago
    Hi OC Birders.I birded by myself then was joined by Terry Hill, Sharon and Mark, who came from a bird count in the UCI Marsh.Once they joined me we found the Palm Warbler in the grass and the Golden Eagle in the air.
    John Chappel gave us the clue we needed to find the Palm Warbler.Looking south from the restroom to the sandy playground / volleyball area the birds was to the right of the sand in the grass amongst some exercise stations.The eagle circled the park various times, and even dove after something in the east end, but must have missed because it came right back up.
    My eBird report:
    Rick Shearer Huntington Beach
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  13. Palm Warbler continues @ Mason Reg. LINK
    DATE: Oct 4, 2016 @ 7:23pm, 10 month(s) ago
    The Palm Warbler Jeff found at Mason Regional Park was re-found this afternoon by John C, Carl and myself. It was foraging on the lawns west of the lake and generally associating with a group of ground foraging Yellow-rumped Warblers. They moved around a bit but it's yellow covert/vents helped it standout as does it's slightly smaller size.
    It runs fast in straight lines and generally stays at a bit of distance but forages out in the open for somewhat easy spotting and photography. One behavior note is a tendency to do tail pumps sometimes similar to a Spotted Sandpiper if they are bit shorter and stiffer.
    Cris Whetstone
    Fountain Valley
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  15. Highlights of Today’s Harriett Wieder Park Count LINK
    DATE: Sep 16, 2016 @ 4:35pm, 10 month(s) ago
    There weren’t any exceptional birds today (9/16) on the Harriett Wieder Park Count.Best birds were 1 White-throated Swift and 7 Vaux’s Swifts, and 2 Red-necked Phalaropes (in the Bolsa Chica cell below the helipad).Other highlights included 5 White-faced Ibis, 4 Pacific Slope Flycatchers, 14 Greater Yellowlegs that flew over Harriett Wieder Park while calling during our tally, and 5 Soras.We had a number of hawks today--two juvenile Cooper’s Hawks just outside the playground area, 1 juvenile Red-tailed Hawk in the same area, plus two RTHA at the far northeastern end, Northern Harrier, and several Am. Kestrels, including a family of 3 at the far n.e. end (M, F, Juv.) that were fighting/competing with a Belted Kingfisher over who was going to sit on a particular wire, especially since there was no water there for the BEKI (the John Thomas Leasehold area at that end).
    We also had no water again in the cell looking out from the playground, although the next two cells to the right have water, and there was water in the cell below the helipad.
    Terry Hill Huntington Beach
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  17. Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Baird's Sandpiper LINK
    DATE: Sep 10, 2016 @ 9:44am, 11 month(s) ago
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  19. Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Two Yellow-crowned Night-herons at Bolsa Chica LINK
    DATE: Aug 21, 2016 @ 6:46pm, 11 month(s) ago
    After I posted this morning, and got in to get a better look, I also thought there were 2 YCNH there.
    I sent my pics off to Ryan W. for a second opinion, but he was out chasing Broad-tailed Hummingbirds.
    Here's a few pics I uploaded.
    When I first saw them, I thought the one on the left was a Black-crowned, until I got up closer.
    Trish Gussler, Anaheim.
    On Sun, Aug 21, 2016 at 6:27 PM, terrynjohn@... [OrangeCountyBirding] < > wrote:
      This afternoon (8/21), Dave Telford called me about 4:00 to tell me the juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-heron was in the pocket pond at Bolsa Chica, on the north side by the hill where the cement culvert comes out.  I got there at 4:15 and Dave and Sharon had left, but I quickly found the YCNH and moved around the bushes to get a better angle and took pictures.  After 15 minutes, I started to leave.  As I got back around the bushes, I looked back and saw 2 of them!  So I went back around, saw 1 and then found the other and took pictures of it and then took pictures of the other one in view (they were within 10-15 feet of each other).  They were still there when I left about 5:00 p.m.  I’ve uploaded my pictures into my computer, and they both look like YCNH to me, although one appeared to be a little smaller (perhaps a little younger).  I took a lot of pictures, but I put 4 of them on Flickr right away, ones that show the markings on the back.  Hope I’m right!  Very exciting!
    Terry Hill Huntington Beach
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  21. Lucy's Warbler John Baca Park Huntington Beach LINK
    DATE: Aug 14, 2016 @ 11:47am, 11 month(s) ago
    An adult Lucy's Warbler made brief appearance on the slope below the houses on the North side of the park, east of the sidewalk from Ellis St., 11:30 14 Aug 2016
    Tom Wurster and Liga Auzins Wurster
    Garden Grove
    Sent from my iPhone
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  23. Solitary Sandpiper is back LINK
    DATE: Aug 14, 2016 @ 8:38am, 11 month(s) ago
    SOSA just returned to John Baca Park. Currently in the NE corner. Good birding,
    Steve Sosensky
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  25. Greater Scaup at Bolsa Chica etc. LINK
    DATE: Aug 2, 2016 @ 1:47am, 12 month(s) ago
    I visited the Bolsa Chica Pocket Marsh on Saturday, 30 July and saw what I
    thought at first was a female Lesser Scaup, but after further study I think
    it may have been a Greater Scaup. The bill nail appears to expand across
    the bill tip and the head diameter seems to be about 1/3 of body length at
    the water line. Distant digiscoped images are at...
    Corrections welcome.
    Two Reddish Egrets were still present...
    One Ridgway's Rail by the boardwalk...'sRailP1080515.htm
    Also one Brant....
    On 08 Jul 2016 15:26:07 -0700, " terrynjohn@...
    [OrangeCountyBirding]" < > wrote:
    >We had 15 participants in our Bolsa Chica count today (June 8), which covers 5 areas. The major highlight, of course, was the Elegant Terns. Although we know there are 30,000 to 40,000 of them, our rules are to count what we can see from the public area. The group doing that area (The Inner Bolsa) has to look from the boardwalk
    or just past the boardwalk, and not all of them are visible. Their estimate of what they could see was 10,000, plus assorted others not in the tight group. Our total of Elegants for today was 10,255. The Inner Bay group said there weren’t many on North Tern Island today, mainly on Nest Site 1.
    > Other highlights were 1 female Lesser Scaup in the Pocket Pond/Marsh, 2 Reddish Egrets (1 in the Pocket Pond, 1 in Outer Bolsa seen at the same time), 2 Peregrine Falcons (one came through the Outer Bay and dispersed the shorebirds we fortunately had just counted), 2 Osprey, 2 Ridgway’s Rails (both adults), 126 Least Terns
    (including 6+ juveniles), 115 Black Skimmers, and shorebirds coming back south, including 971 Western Sandpipers. We did NOT see the Horned Grebe today, nor any Red Knots (perhaps they’ve moved on).
    > Terry Hill
    > Huntington Beach, California
    Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA
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  27. Summer Tanager at HCP LINK
    DATE: May 12, 2016 @ 1:18pm, 1 year(s) ago
    At high noon in Huntington Central Park, a bright red SUMMER TANAGER was moving around the trees immediately south of Half-moon Pond (southeast of Slater St parking lot).At John Baca Park (off Ellis, just west of Golden West St), an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER. -- Jim Roe, Seal Beach
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  29. Solitary Sandpiper at Central Park LINK
    DATE: Apr 29, 2016, 1 year(s) ago
    While birding at Central Park late this morning with Pat & Dick Cabe, Lena Hayashi, and Mark Johnston, we spotted a Solitary Sandpiper and observed it for about 30 minutes (11:30 to noon) before we all started leaving.It was on the east side in the shallow lake area just northwest of the bandstand.There were 2 Black-necked Stilts and a Killdeer in the same area.
    Terry Hill Huntington Beach
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