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· new rare gull photos (Jan 22, 2017)
· Putative Kumlien's Gull at Carmel River mouth, 22 January (Jan 22, 2017)
· RFA: records of non-breeding season observations of tricolored blackbirds (Jan 20, 2017)
· Enjoying Panoche Valley & Recent Birds (Jan 19, 2017)
· Re: [nwcalbird] Re: [CVBirds] Fwd: Re: [modoc-siskiyoubirding] Bohemian Waxwings today Mt. Shasta (Jan 18, 2017)
  1. new rare gull photos LINK
    DATE: Jan 22, 2017 @ 10:26pm, 1 day(s) ago
    I just uploaded my photos of the recent Ross’s and Black-tailed Gulls on my Recent Photos Gallery on my Photo website.
    
    www.sterlingbirds.comclick on Photo Gallery tab to get to Photo website.
    
    enjoy!
    
    John
    
    John Sterling
    VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV
    
    26 Palm Ave
    Woodland, CA 95695
    530 908-3836
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  3. Putative Kumlien's Gull at Carmel River mouth, 22 January LINK
    DATE: Jan 22, 2017 @ 4:56pm, 1 day(s) ago
    Calbirders,
    
    I'm sure you're all getting tired of my putative rare gulls by now (I am too), but here's another interesting gull that in my experience falls outside the range of pale Thayer's:
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S33873480
    
    I'll save the CBRC the trouble of rejecting this one, unless there is strong consensus this is a Kumlien's Gull. Opinions welcome.
    
    Thanks
    
    Brian
    
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  5. RFA: records of non-breeding season observations of tricolored blackbirds LINK
    DATE: Jan 20, 2017 @ 11:04am, 3 day(s) ago
    Hi all,
    
    I'm seeking information on the non-breeding season (August 1 to February 15) distribution and abundance of tricolored blackbirds.For decades, research and monitoring efforts have focused on the breeding season and thus little is known about where the birds occur, what habitats they utilize, and where and when they move during the non-breeding season.If you have recorded any observations of tricolored blackbirds during the non-breeding season, I'd appreciate hearing from you.I need only the date, time, and location of your observations, plus any additional information that you collected.All records of observations provided will be attributed and summarized in a report to be submitted to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.Please contact me off-list if you have any questions or suggestions for whom to contact for information.eBird records have already been requested.Many thanks in advance for your assistance.
    
    Bob Meese
    Davis
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  7. Enjoying Panoche Valley & Recent Birds LINK
    DATE: Jan 19, 2017 @ 1:26pm, 4 day(s) ago
    Howdy, Birders,
    
    It’s that time of year when many birders and birding groups head out to Panoche Valley to search for the special birds of the area. I’ve been inundated with emails for information. I hope this post will answer your questions.
    
    PANOCHE SOLAR: Yes, construction is taking place along Little Panoche Road from Shotgun Pass to the intersection with Panoche Road. The valley floor looks different and that is not going to change for the better. Prepare your eyes for that, if not your heart. Nevertheless, Panoche Valley is still very much worth a visit and it is entirely possible to have a very enjoyable birding time, away from the construction site.
    
    I suggest birding more regularly in areas where you may not have spent much time on past visits to the valley. These include: Panoche Road, New Idria Road— both the Griswold Hills and the grasslands, and Panoche Hills BLM area if the roads are dry, and Panoche Road along Silver Creek area to Jackass Pass, if the roads are dry.
    
    PANOCHE ROAD: If approaching the valley from Hollister via Hwy 25 and Panoche Road— I would suggest spending more time along Panoche Road itself. The road has many eBird hot spots, pullouts to park multiple vehicles, and beautiful scenery. Here is a link to my checklist during four hours of birding on January 17:
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S33776834
    
    Some highlights included: 2 pairs of GOLDEN EAGLES; WHITE-THROATED SWIFTS; singing CALIFORNIA THRASHERS; MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRDS at the McCullough Ranch grasslands; 10 PHAINOPEPLAS; RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROWS, and one CHIPPING SPARROW, for a total of 55 species of birds. I did not detect any Lewis’s Woodpeckers.
    
    PAICINES RESERVOIR is still bone dry. Water level is controlled by the county, not the landowner. I believe that water comes to Paicines via Hernandez Reservoir in south county. Hernandez is just beginning to have some water, after being bone dry, too. We welcome eBird checklists at Paicines Reservoir, even without the waterfowl. A FERRUGINOUS HAWK has been wintering there. Please make this a stationary checklist for this location alone.
    
    MOUNTAIN PLOVERS: I counted, one by one, 137 Mountain Plovers on 17 January along Norton Road near the school:
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S33780745
    This checklist has information about exactly where they were located along this road. It is going to be best to park on solid pavement near the school because of wet roads. The plovers were seen at this same location during the Panoche Valley CBC, December 30, 2016.
    
    DOUGLAS RANCH along Panoche Road has nearly 2000 TRICOLORED BLACKBIRDS present on a regular basis. http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S33780824
    I have not seen any Cassin’s Kingbirds during my recent visits.
    
    SILVER CREEK RANCH along Panoche Road to Panoche Creek has had various birds, but has not been as productive lately. I do NOT recommend driving through the creek unless you have a vehicle with high clearance and 4WD. Here’s a short checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S33780878
    
    GRISWOLD HILLS & NEW IDRIA: At this time, I think you’d be better off driving the grasslands of New Idria Road, rather than heading out to Silver Creek area. All of the birds found at Silver Creek are found in the Idria grasslands, including VESPER SPARROW and PRAIRIE FALCON. Note that the Griswold Hills BLM area has picnic tables and a restroom. ROCK and CANYON WRENS and CHUKAR are found in the Griswold Hills. You’ll need a high clearance vehicle to go all the way to the old quicksilver mining town of New Idria. I don’t recommend this area for birding at all due to drug issues.
    
    YTURIATE ROAD, one of the dirt roads that connects at Little Panoche Road is not drivable now that we’ve had more rain. I saw MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRDS and one MERLIN along this road:
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S33780454
    Best not to risk getting stuck on this road, though.
    
    LITTLE PANOCHE ROAD: I saw a ‘BLACK’ MERLIN along Little Panoche Road, sitting on top of a solar post a couple weeks ago! However, I recommend caution birding along this road. There was a new sign up on January 17th which stated that one had to stay on the pavement along this road. I don’t know if this is a county sign (legal) or an illegal sign. The speed limit is 25 mph and the road has been patrolled by both CHP and county sheriffs. Be sure to wear your seat belt! The road is severely potholed. I would avoid birding along Little Panoche Road for the most part. It is not worth it.
    
    PANOCHE HILLS BLM area (Fresno County) has had BELL’S SPARROWS and a couple of photo-documented SAGEBRUSH SPARROWS recently. No Sage Thrashers were detected during the CBC on December 30, 2016. The road out to the radio station () had CHUKARS. It is best to park at the picnic and restroom location and walk from there if the roads are wet and muddy.
    
    MERCEY HOT SPRINGS(Fresno County) is one of the best places to see LONG-EARED OWLS. However, you’ll need to check their web site for birding details/phone: 209-826-3388:
    http://www.merceyhotsprings.com/birding-rates/
    Please do not try to sneak in! Birders who did this in the past are responsible for the issues that have come up at this location. No entry prior to 10 a.m. It is possible to camp or spend the night at one of their cabins.
    
    If approaching the valley from I-5, it would be best to contact CalTrans to make certain the road is open. I think it is open, but I don’t usually bird on that side.
    
    PANOCHE INN & STORE: I’ve been told that the inn has sold. I do not know if it is open for business. Every time I’ve been by during the last few visits, it was closed. Might be best to call them: 831-628-3538.
    
    WEATHER & ROAD CONDITIONS: The roads have suffered terribly due to the truck traffic. Some potholes could swallow half a VW Bug. At this time, I would stick to paved roads only. Even parking on the shoulder, if dirt, could get a car stuck. A trailing caravan of 20+ vehicles might have a difficult time out in the valley these days. I would suggest limiting the number of vehicles on field trips (for the sanity of the trip leader, if nothing else).
    
    SHOOTING: Target practice and hunting occur at the BLM lands. If at all possible, it is best to visit these places on a weekday rather than a weekend. They are much quieter at on the weekend.
    
    BEST BIRDING PLACES RIGHT NOW in the valley: Norton Road near the school; Douglas Ranch area along Panoche Road; New Idria Road grasslands; Panoche Road from Highway 25 to McCullough Ranch (24 miles of birding).
    
    If I forgot anything, or you have any questions, please email me directly (off the list serve): debi@...
    Please repost this post to any regional list serves that may be interested, or have field trips to the area.
    
    Spring is going to be very beautiful in Panoche Valley!
    
    Mountain Plovers Forever,
    Debi Shearwater
    
    DEBRA SHEARWATER
    Shearwater Journeys, Inc.
    PO Box 190
    Hollister, CA 95024
    831.637.8527
    debi@...
    www.shearwaterjourneys.com
    www.shearwaterjourneys.blogspot.com
    
    Celebrating 42 Years of Seabirding with Shearwater Journeys
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  9. Re: [nwcalbird] Re: [CVBirds] Fwd: Re: [modoc-siskiyoubirding] Bohemian Waxwings today Mt. Shasta LINK
    DATE: Jan 18, 2017 @ 7:18am, 6 day(s) ago
    I'm forwarding these messages from the past few days on to the county birders listserv. The waxwings were also seen yesterday, Tuesday the 17th, by me and at least 7 others.
    
    Michele Swartout
    Red Bluff
    
    On Jan 16, 2017, at 12:08, Bob & Carol Yutzy boby@... [nwcalbird] < nwcalbird-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
     We just had 9 Bohemians at 502 Mtn. View Drive same spot in Mt. Shasta. 11:45 am.
    
    Bob & Carol Yutzy
    
    Shasta, Ca
    
    Sent from Bob's iPhone
    
    > On Jan 16, 2017, at 9:03 AM, Bob & Carol Yutzy boby@... [central_valley_birds] < central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
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    > Hello all,
    
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    > Forwarding the message from Jim and Debby Parker that the Bohemian
    
    > Waxwings were seen again this morning, Monday, near the NE corner of
    
    > Mountain View Dr. & Glen Mar Dr. near the Piemont Restaurant in Mount
    
    > Shasta.
    
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    > Bob & Carol Yutzy, Shasta, CA
    
    >
    
    > "Logan Kahle called this morning and had 3 Bohemians at 8 AM today same
    
    > place in Mt Shasta."
    
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  11. Re: [MBBIRDS] Black-tailed Gull at Crespi/pt pinos this morning LINK
    DATE: Jan 18, 2017 @ 12:24pm, 5 day(s) ago
    Just an update for those interested: the first-cycle Black-tailed Gull
    
    was still present at Pt. Pinos as of 12:12 p.m. (just moments ago) per
    
    text from Elias Elias. It has been in Crespi Pond, the beach just across
    
    the road, and, most recently, the gull roost we call "John Denver
    
    beach", which the pull-out just east of Crespi, at Asilomar and
    
    Oceanview Blvd -- there is an islet there used as a gull roost and many
    
    rocks next to beach at low tide. [John Denver's plane crashed just off
    
    this beach; there is a memorial to him in the parking lot.]
    
    Good luck,
    
    Don Roberson
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  13. Black-tailed Gull at Crespi LINK
    DATE: Jan 18, 2017 @ 10:07am, 5 day(s) ago
    I am simply forwarding a text from Blake Matheson that the first-cycle
    
    Black-tailed Gull was on Crespi Pond at 10:04 a.m. (minutes ago). In
    
    prior days at Pt. Pinos it would fly from Crespi across to the adjacent
    
    beach and preen or rest. I do not have any additional information and am
    
    in and out of meetings at work today. Good luck, Don Roberson
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  15. Ross's Gull in action LINK
    DATE: Jan 14, 2017 @ 1:42pm, 9 day(s) ago
    Adding a few action shots to the many pictures of this most cooperative rare bird, these taken in good morning light in the brussel-sprout field across Hwy 1 from the Half Moon Bay airport this morning, 1/14/07:
    
    The bird swimming:
    http://www.pbase.com/image/164835490
    
    feeding while swimming:
    http://www.pbase.com/image/164835485
    
    taking off:
    http://www.pbase.com/image/164835488
    
    flying:
    http://www.pbase.com/image/164835494
    
    and landing:
    http://www.pbase.com/image/164835497
    http://www.pbase.com/image/164835499
    
    What a morning!
    
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    Tom Grey
    www.pbase.com/tgrey
    tgreybirds.com
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  17. In memoriam, Ross's Gull LINK
    DATE: Jan 14, 2017 @ 4:13pm, 9 day(s) ago
    I composed the post below before I learned the sad news of the demise of its subject early this afternoon; the pictures show the lively little Ross's Gull between 9 and 10 this morning.
    
    Some bird!
    
    ********************
    
    Adding a few action shots to the many pictures of this most cooperative rare bird, these taken in good morning light in the brussel-sprout field across Hwy 1 from the Half Moon Bay airport this morning, 1/14/07:
    
    The bird swimming:
    http://www.pbase.com/image/ 164835490
    
    feeding while swimming:
    http://www.pbase.com/image/ 164835485
    
    taking off:
    http://www.pbase.com/image/ 164835488
    
    flying:
    http://www.pbase.com/image/ 164835494
    
    and landing:
    http://www.pbase.com/image/ 164835497
    http://www.pbase.com/image/ 164835499
    
    What a morning!
    
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    Tom Grey
    www.pbase.com/tgrey
    tgreybirds.com
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  19. BTGU at Carmel River lagoon LINK
    DATE: Jan 17, 2017 @ 3:44pm, 6 day(s) ago
    I am passing on a text that the first-cycle Black-tailed Gull is being
    
    seen at Carmel River lagoon right now by Bill Hill. I do not have any
    
    further information.
    
    Good luck,
    
    Don Roberson
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  21. Re: [CVBirds] Fwd: Re: [modoc-siskiyoubirding] Bohemian Waxwings today Mt. Shasta LINK
    DATE: Jan 16, 2017 @ 12:08pm, 7 day(s) ago
    We just had 9 Bohemians at 502 Mtn. View Drive same spot in Mt. Shasta. 11:45 am.
    
    Bob & Carol Yutzy
    
    Shasta, Ca
    
    Sent from Bob's iPhone
    
    > On Jan 16, 2017, at 9:03 AM, Bob & Carol Yutzy boby@... [central_valley_birds] < central_valley_birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
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    > Hello all,
    
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    > Forwarding the message from Jim and Debby Parker that the Bohemian
    
    > Waxwings were seen again this morning, Monday, near the NE corner of
    
    > Mountain View Dr. & Glen Mar Dr. near the Piemont Restaurant in Mount
    
    > Shasta.
    
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    > Bob & Carol Yutzy, Shasta, CA
    
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    > "Logan Kahle called this morning and had 3 Bohemians at 8 AM today same
    
    > place in Mt Shasta."
    
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  23. Fwd: Re: [modoc-siskiyoubirding] Bohemian Waxwings today Mt. Shasta LINK
    DATE: Jan 16, 2017 @ 9:03am, 7 day(s) ago
    Hello all,
    
    Forwarding the message from Jim and Debby Parker that the Bohemian
    
    Waxwings were seen again this morning, Monday, near the NE corner of
    
    Mountain View Dr. & Glen Mar Dr. near the Piemont Restaurant in Mount
    
    Shasta.
    
    Bob & Carol Yutzy, Shasta, CA
    
    "Logan Kahle called this morning and had 3 Bohemians at 8 AM today same
    
    place in Mt Shasta."
    
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  25. Fwd: [modoc-siskiyoubirding] Bohemian Waxwings re-found today in Mt. Shasta LINK
    DATE: Jan 15, 2017 @ 6:59pm, 8 day(s) ago
    Hello all,
    
    Good news - Debby & Jim Parker have re-located Bohemian Waxwings in
    
    Mount Shasta this afternoon.
    
    Their report and location are described below.
    
    Bob & Carol Yutzy, Shasta, CA
    
    > On Jan 15, 2017, at 4:46 PM
    
    > Today 3 Bohemian Waxwings were found within a large flock of Cedar
    
    > Waxwings on the NE corner of Mountain View Dr. & Glen Mar Dr. near the
    
    > Piemont restaurant.
    
    >
    
    >
    
    > 
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  27. Fwd: [MBBIRDS] Black-tailed Gull REFOUND LINK
    DATE: Jan 15, 2017 @ 4:39pm, 8 day(s) ago
    -Blake Matheson
    
    Begin forwarded message:
    
    From: BT Matheson < gypaetusbarbatus1@gmail.com >
    Date: January 15, 2017 at 4:38:18 PM PST
    To: " gypaetusbarbatus@yahoo.com " < gypaetusbarbatus@yahoo.com >
    Subject: Fwd: [MBBIRDS] Possible Black-tailed Gull at Carmel Rivermouth
    
    -Blake Matheson
    
    Begin forwarded message:
    
    From: William Tyler < ospr@ucsc.edu >
    Date: January 15, 2017 at 4:28:02 PM PST
    To: mbbirds@googlegroups.com
    Subject: [MBBIRDS] Possible Black-tailed Gull at Carmel Rivermouth
    
    Saw this gull at Carmel Rivermouth, south side beach earlier this afternoon.Better photos to come. Input welcome.
    
    Breck Tyler
    
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  29. In memoriam: Ross's Gull photos LINK
    DATE: Jan 15, 2017 @ 2:44pm, 8 day(s) ago
    Here is a little shrine to honor the memory of the late, great Ross's Gull:
    
    http://www.pbase.com/gtepke/rosss_gull_170114
    
    Thanks to Don Pendleton for finding the bird, and to everyone who
    
    reported on its continuing presence up to its unfortunate demise.
    
    Good birding.
    
    Glen Tepke
    
    Oakland/Santa Cruz
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  31. Re: [CALBIRDS] Please continue to give Ross's Gull updatesported LINK
    DATE: Jan 14, 2017 @ 3:25pm, 9 day(s) ago
    Hi All,
    
    The Ross's Gull was just taken by a pair of Peregrine's, 2:10 PM today, Saturday, from the same muddy field reported earlier. The actual hunt lasted no more than 30 s. The Peregrine's got it in the air, and then the gull didn't stand a chance.
    We were all stunned.
    
    Lynn Miller/Patrick Temple
    
    Riverside
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  33. Sadly Obituary for Ross's Gull 'RE: Ross's Gull location clarification LINK
    DATE: Jan 14, 2017 @ 5:06pm, 9 day(s) ago
    FYI, See below
    
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    Mike Feighner
    
    Livermore, California, Alameda County
    
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    http://www.linkedIn.com/in/michaelfeighner
    
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    From: mbbirds@... [mailto: mbbirds@... ] On Behalf Of Pete Sole
    
    Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2017 2:45 PM
    
    To: Paul Miller < millerp@... >
    
    Cc: Jeff Poklen < jpkln@... >; Mbb Birds < mbbirds@... >
    
    Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] Ross's Gull location clarification
    
    All,
    
    Seen clearly in Half Moon Bay, but killed by a Peregrine pair. Taken/carried off at approximately 2pm on Sat. 1/14.
    
    Pete
    
    Sent from my iPhone
    
    On Jan 14, 2017, at 2:21 PM, Paul Miller < millerp@... > wrote:
    
    Jeff, I believe you are correct as of yesterday or later today (after 1030).
    
    However, when I was there, all the birders were easily found along Hi 1 at the airport. The bird was being viewed by a crowd of 100+, so you could find the bird by looking for birders just outside the airport fence. Plenty of parking there.
    
    When I was there, the bird flew into the airport proper and landed next to a plane. A helicopter took off. Unfazed, the gull stayed on the asphalt until we left.
    
    It had been flying around the general vicinity of the airport that morning.
    
    I'm sure we are both correct, depending on the time frame considered.
    
    It was at the airport when I left.
    
    Thank you so much for helping me clarify.
    
    Paul
    
    On Sat, Jan 14, 2017 at 2:09 PM Jeff Poklen < jpkln@... > wrote:
    
    Hi Paul -
    
    The gull was not seen at the Half Moon Bay Airport. That's really
    
    confusing for out-of-towners as the airport is a pretty big place!
    
    Directions should only refer to Princeton Harbor or Johnson Pier
    
    both accessible via the Capistrano Rd. intersection with Hwy 1.
    
    Cheers,
    
    Jeff Poklen
    
    Santa Cruz
    
    
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  35. RE: [CALBIRDS] Please continue to give Ross's Gull updates LINK
    DATE: Jan 14, 2017 @ 2:11pm, 9 day(s) ago
    The Ross's Gull was just predated by a Peregrine Falcon a few minutes ago.It was attacked by a pair as it fed in the field by the airport.R.I.P.
    
    Glen Tepke
    Oakland
    
    -------- Original message --------
    From: "Barbara Carlson barbarac2003@... [CALBIRDS]"
    Date: 01/14/2017 1:28 PM (GMT-08:00)
    To: CALBIRDS
    Subject: [CALBIRDS] Please continue to give Ross's Gull updates
    
    Dear CALBIRDS:
    
    Due to work issues, some of us haven't yet been able to head north. We plan on doing so this evening. Please continue to give updates as to the continuance of the Ross's Gull and its whereabouts. The last sightings of the day would be especially appreciated.
    
    Thanks in advance,
    
    Barbara Carlson/Paul Lehman
    San Diego
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  37. Please continue to give Ross's Gull updates LINK
    DATE: Jan 14, 2017 @ 1:28pm, 9 day(s) ago
    Dear CALBIRDS:
    
    Due to work issues, some of us haven't yet been able to head north. We plan on doing so this evening. Please continue to give updates as to the continuance of the Ross's Gull and its whereabouts. The last sightings of the day would be especially appreciated.
    
    Thanks in advance,
    
    Barbara Carlson/Paul Lehman
    San Diego
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  39. (Palm Warbler) Re: [CB] RE: [pen-bird] Ross's Gull YES, 14 Jan 2017, 735am LINK
    DATE: Jan 14, 2017 @ 10:59am, 9 day(s) ago
    Rick and I are walking towards and there is a palm warbler in the front yard at 270 Capistrano Road in Half Moon Bay
    
    Thomas Geza Miko
    Claremont CA 91711
    909.241.3300 or 213.471.6001
    http://www.tgmiko.com
    
    On Jan 14, 2017 10:00, "Mike Feighner feinerVogel94551@... [countybirders]" < countybirders-noreply@ yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
      Still there at 10:00 AM
    
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    Livermore, California,
    Heart of California's Wine Country
    
    Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE smartphone
    
    -------- Original message --------
    From: "Robert Furrow robertfurrow@... [peninsula-birding]" < peninsula-birding-noreply@yah oogroups.com >
    Date: 1/14/17 7:40 AM (GMT-08:00)
    To: Birding Penbirds < peninsula-birding@yahoogroups .com >
    Subject: [pen-bird] Ross's Gull YES, 14 Jan 2017, 735am
    
    The gull continues on the east side of highway 1 across from the Half Moon Bay.  About 1/4 mile north of the entrance to the airport. Happy birding,
    Rob Furrow
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  41. RE: [pen-bird] Ross's Gull YES, 14 Jan 2017, 735am LINK
    DATE: Jan 14, 2017 @ 9:59am, 9 day(s) ago
    Still there at 10:00 AM
    
    --
    Michael Feighner
    Livermore, California,
    Heart of California's Wine Country
    
    Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE smartphone
    
    -------- Original message --------
    From: "Robert Furrow robertfurrow@... [peninsula-birding]"
    Date: 1/14/17 7:40 AM (GMT-08:00)
    To: Birding Penbirds
    Subject: [pen-bird] Ross's Gull YES, 14 Jan 2017, 735am
    
    The gull continues on the east side of highway 1 across from the Half Moon Bay. About 1/4 mile north of the entrance to the airport. Happy birding,
    Rob Furrow
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  43. Ross's Gull still present LINK
    DATE: Jan 14, 2017 @ 7:41am, 10 day(s) ago
    Across HWY 1 from HMB Airport in disked field. 
    
    Chris Conard
    Sacramento
    --please excuse this brief message sent with my phone
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  45. Re: [CALBIRDS] Ross's Gull at Pillar Pt Harbor LINK
    DATE: Jan 13, 2017 @ 12:53pm, 10 day(s) ago
    Ross's full at HMB AIRPORT now.. Access from rte one, you'll see the birders!
    
    Jen
    (201)655-3123
    
    On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 10:48 AM, BT Mathewson gypaetusbarbatus@... [CALBIRDS]
    wrote:
    
     For those of us unable to chase until the weekend frequent Calbirds updates will be appreciated.
    
    -Blake Matheson
    
    On Jan 13, 2017, at 7:44 AM, Leonie F Batkin lbatkin@... [CALBIRDS] < CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
     Still at HMB Kayak.
    Leonie Batkin and Ron Thorn
    
    Sent from my iPhone
    
    Begin forwarded message:
    
    From: "Leonie F Batkin lbatkin@... [peninsula-birding]" < peninsula-birding-noreply@yahoogroups.com >
    
    Date: January 13, 2017 at 7:29:11 AM PST
    
    To: Kent Forward < kforward@... >
    
    Cc: Yahoogroups < peninsula-birding@yahoogroups.com >
    
    Subject: Re: [pen-bird] Ross's Gull at Pillar Pt Harbor 1/12/2017
    
    Reply-To: Leonie F Batkin < lbatkin@... >
    
     Ross's gull is at HMB Kayak right now.
    Thanks Don!
    Leonie and Ron
    
    Sent from my iPhone
    
    On Jan 12, 2017, at 8:45 PM, Kent Forward kforward@... [peninsula-birding] < peninsula-birding-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
     Good Evening Birders,
    
    First of all,Donald Pendleton, what a find and way to go!Secondly, I also want to thank Donna, Adam, and everyone mightily for continued good reporting as I think a lot of folks were able to get down
    there, for those that weren't able, hopefully good reporting and scouting will continue tomorrow if it sticks around. Thirdly, here are a few more photos I was able to capture of this wonderful bird in the Surfer's Beach parking lot where I was able to catch
    up with it, I posted some to Flickr and to eBird listing as well:
    
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/132182216@N03/with/31901258850/
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S33632121
    
    Bountiful Birding,
    Kent Forward
    El Granada
    
    
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  47. Ross's Gull location LINK
    DATE: Jan 13, 2017 @ 2:36pm, 10 day(s) ago
    Feeding in a puddle just south of the Farmer's produce stand east of Highway one adjacent to the Half moon bay airport. There is a large scrum of birders and photographers. Calm and confiding at the moment and completely alone.
    
    Jim Stratton
    Sacramento
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  49. Re: [CALBIRDS] Ross's Gull at Pillar Pt Harbor LINK
    DATE: Jan 13, 2017 @ 12:43pm, 10 day(s) ago
    Rich Trissel just found the bird.
    
    [FROM RICH] Hwy 1 at south end of airport north of Half Moon Bay.
    
    David Trissel
    San Diego
    
    On Jan 13, 2017, at 11:06 AM, Glen Tepke g.tepke@... [CALBIRDS] < CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
    As far as I have heard, bird has not been seen for a couple of hours.
    
    Glen Tepke
    Oakland
    
    -------- Original message --------
    From: "BT Mathewson
    
    gypaetusbarbatus@...
    
    [CALBIRDS]" < CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com >
    Date: 01/13/2017 10:48 AM (GMT-08:00)
    To: Calbirds < calbirds@yahoogroups.com >
    Subject: Re: [CALBIRDS] Ross's Gull at Pillar Pt Harbor
    
    For those of us unable to chase until the weekend frequent Calbirds updates will be appreciated.
    
    -Blake Matheson
    
    On Jan 13, 2017, at 7:44 AM, Leonie F Batkin
    
    lbatkin@...
    
    [CALBIRDS] < CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
    
    
    Still at HMB Kayak.
    Leonie Batkin and Ron Thorn
    
    Sent from my iPhone
    
    Begin forwarded message:
    
    From:
    
    "Leonie F Batkin
    
    lbatkin@...
    
    [peninsula-birding]" < peninsula-birding-noreply@yahoogroups.com >
    Date:
    
    January 13, 2017 at 7:29:11 AM PST
    To:
    
    Kent Forward < kforward@... >
    Cc:
    
    Yahoogroups < peninsula-birding@yahoogroups.com >
    Subject:
    
    Re: [pen-bird] Ross's Gull at Pillar Pt Harbor 1/12/2017
    Reply-To:
    
    Leonie F Batkin < lbatkin@... >
    
    
    
    Ross's gull is at HMB Kayak right now.
    Thanks Don!
    Leonie and Ron
    
    Sent from my iPhone
    
    On Jan 12, 2017, at 8:45 PM, Kent Forward
    
    kforward@...
    
    [peninsula-birding] < peninsula-birding-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
    
    
    Good Evening Birders,
    
    First of all,Donald Pendleton, what a find and way to go!Secondly, I also want to thank Donna, Adam, and everyone mightily for continued good reporting as I think a lot of folks were able to get down there, for those that weren't able, hopefully good reporting and scouting will continue tomorrow if it sticks around. Thirdly, here are a few more photos I was able to capture of this wonderful bird in the Surfer's Beach parking lot where I was able to catch up with it, I posted some to Flickr and to eBird listing as well:
    
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/132182216@N03/with/31901258850/
    
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S33632121
    
    Bountiful Birding,
    Kent Forward
    El Granada
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