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· Re: [CALBIRDS] A bit more on Parakeet Auklet (Jul 17, 2018)
· Re: [CALBIRDS] A bit more on Parakeet Auklet (Jul 17, 2018)
· A bit more on Parakeet Auklet (Jul 17, 2018)
· Parakeet Auklet 7/17 (Jul 17, 2018)
· Violet-crowned Hummingbird continues 7/15 (Jul 15, 2018)
  1. Re: [CALBIRDS] A bit more on Parakeet Auklet LINK
    DATE: Jul 17, 2018 @ 12:32pm, 1 day(s) ago
    I recall there were some cars burglarized while parked at that lot during the day. Is that still a risk
    
    Ed
    
    Ed Stonick
    Pasadena, CA
    
    Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
    
    -------- Original message --------
    From: "Martin Meyers martin@... [CALBIRDS]"
    Date: 7/17/18 10:40 AM (GMT-08:00)
    To: CalBirds Listserv
    Subject: [CALBIRDS] A bit more on Parakeet Auklet
    
    I received an email from someone asking where Hermit Rock was. It seems there have been very few posts to calbirds recently on this bird, so I probably should have included more info. For more information, try birding.aba.org and check the San Francisco listserv. Lots of details there.
    
    Hermit Rock is at Lands End in Golden Gate NRA, where this rarity has been present for some time.
    
    Martin
    
    Martin Meyers
    Truckee, CA
    Photo website: http://SierraBirdbum.com
    
    Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone
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  3. Re: [CALBIRDS] A bit more on Parakeet Auklet LINK
    DATE: Jul 17, 2018 @ 11:05am, 1 day(s) ago
    Here's what I wrote last year on the subject... Hermit Rock is here: https://goo.gl/maps/Po383mhrc2L2
    Walking directions from the parking lot to the observation point: https://goo.gl/maps/HwWHw6JiLyR2
    And here's a slightly annotated screenshot that should capture all the relevant details (though some squinting might be needed)
    https://snag.gy/uQqLzY.jpg
    
    On Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 10:42 AM Martin Meyers martin@... [CALBIRDS] < CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
    I received an email from someone asking where Hermit Rock was. It seems there have been very few posts to calbirds recently on this bird, so I probably should have included more info. For more information, try birding.aba.org and check the San Francisco listserv. Lots of details there.
    
    Hermit Rock is at Lands End in Golden Gate NRA, where this rarity has been present for some time.
    
    Martin
    
    Martin Meyers
    Truckee, CA
    Photo website: http://SierraBirdbum.com
    
    Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone
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  5. A bit more on Parakeet Auklet LINK
    DATE: Jul 17, 2018 @ 10:40am, 1 day(s) ago
    I received an email from someone asking where Hermit Rock was. It seems there have been very few posts to calbirds recently on this bird, so I probably should have included more info. For more information, try birding.aba.org and check the San Francisco listserv. Lots of details there.
    
    Hermit Rock is at Lands End in Golden Gate NRA, where this rarity has been present for some time.
    
    Martin
    
    Martin Meyers
    Truckee, CA
    Photo website: http://SierraBirdbum.com
    
    Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone
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  7. Parakeet Auklet 7/17 LINK
    DATE: Jul 17, 2018 @ 9:43am, 1 day(s) ago
    Flew off from back of Hermit Rock at 9:05 and remained on closer rocks until 9/36.
    
    Martin
    
    Martin Meyers
    Truckee, CA
    Photo website: http://SierraBirdbum.com
    
    Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone
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  9. Violet-crowned Hummingbird continues 7/15 LINK
    DATE: Jul 15, 2018 @ 2:16pm, 3 day(s) ago
    The Violet-crowned Hummingbird made visits today (7/15) a few times between 10:30am-12:30pm at the feeders at Kern River Preserve Headquarters.
    
    Tom Benson
    San Bernardino
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  11. Re: [CALBIRDS] Nazca Booby LINK
    DATE: Jul 15, 2018 @ 8:50am, 3 day(s) ago
    9:30 boat with island packers to this area
    Joel Barrett
    Port Hueneme
    
    Sent from my iPhone
    
    On Jul 15, 2018, at 8:37 AM, aaron.maizlish@... [CALBIRDS] < CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
    An adult Nazca Booby is currently being seen on Arch Rock on Anacapa Island. First spotted by Adam Searcy. Being seen by about 50 birders.
    
    Aaron Maizlish
    
    San Francisco CA
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  13. Nazca Booby LINK
    DATE: Jul 15, 2018 @ 8:36am, 3 day(s) ago
    An adult Nazca Booby is currently being seen on Arch Rock on Anacapa Island. First spotted by Adam Searcy. Being seen by about 50 birders.
    
    Aaron Maizlish
    
    San Francisco CA
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  15. Violet-crowned Hummingbird evening obs, 14 July LINK
    DATE: Jul 14, 2018 @ 7:58pm, 4 day(s) ago
    I arrived at the Kern River Preserve at 6pm. At 717pm the Violet-crowned Hummingbird appeared for about 15s at the feeder, flew up to perch for about 5s, then flew south towards the driveway. It returned at 727pm but did not feed. Returned to feed at 745pm, and then I departed. From what I gather, it appears more reliable after 12pm.
    
    Justyn Stahl
    San Clemente Island
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  17. Violet Crown yes Saturday LINK
    DATE: Jul 14, 2018 @ 6:15am, 5 day(s) ago
    VC here 0605 am Saturday 7/15/18, bad cell reception. Found by Paul and Brendan Galvin. Tom Miko, Rick Fisher
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  19. Kern VCHU late afternoon 7/13 LINK
    DATE: Jul 13, 2018 @ 11:24pm, 5 day(s) ago
    The KRP Violet-crowned Hummingbird appeared three times between 5:20pm and 6:00pm. The first two were "hit and runs," easily missed if one wasn't closely watching the feeders. The third observation was more prolonged, after which the bird flew directly overhead into the cottonwood from which the feeders hang, perching about ten feet directly above the feeders in an area where there are only "twigs" (leafless branches no bigger around than a human finger), many of them with vestiges of a mossy mistletoe type parasitic plant. The bird sat here for several minutes, before flying higher and further back into the same tree.
    
    Best of luck for those who try this weekend!
    
    Andrew Howe
    Riverside, CA
    howe395@...
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  21. Re: [CALBIRDS] RFI eBird SW Mexico LINK
    DATE: Jul 13, 2018 @ 5:58pm, 5 day(s) ago
    Hi Wanda, It turned out to be a glitch at eBird. Later today a boatload of hotspots magically appeared, after I had already made new, unnecessary hotspots (these are technically 'personal locations' until somebody approves them i.e. promotes them to the rank of 'hotspot') and I had already recommended them as hotspots.
    Tom
    
    On Fri, Jul 13, 2018, 11:17 AM Wanda < wandadameron2@... > wrote:
    
    FYI: Our L.A. butterfly group went
    to San Blas regularly over Thanksgiving for numerous years in the
    90's. We of course birded also as was our primary former
    interest. Guess we just haven't gotten around to entering those
    lists! I've only entered my US stuff, much of it historical as
    too lazy to do hundreds/thousands of individual lists around the
    world. It's a wonderful place to visit plus look for
    wildlife! We also did town just south of there around the bay
    and back into those hills as less crowded, in addition to several
    canyons at south end of town......... Unfortunately the group
    fell apart when Pres. had stroke, 3 main participants moved and
    insufficient interest to lead.
    
    Cheers, Wanda
    
    On 7/13/2018 9:12 AM, 'T.G. Miko' tgmiko@... [CALBIRDS]
    wrote:
    
    Hi I apologise for using this list for this
    purpose but I am quite surprised by something: I have
    been entering old birding trips from the 1990s and 2000s
    into eBird and up until now all of the places that I
    have visited in NW Mexico e.g. southern Sonora already
    had eBird hotspots for the same places (other birders
    have been to these same places in the 2010s) so I just
    used their hotspots.
    Today I started entering a 1996 trip to
    San Blas, Nayarit, and that general area, and so far I
    have not seen a single eBird hotspot in that part of
    Mexico. Is this (a) just a weird technical error on a
    server that is not populating data that already exists
    or (b) nobody birds that part of Mexico because of
    public safety issues, or (c) I am one of the few U.S.
    birders who uses eBird who had ever gone birding in that
    particular area
    The birds around there were fantastic e.g.
    Boat-billed Herons, Social Flycatchers, and Masked
    Tityras.
    
    Virus-free. www.avast.com 
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  23. Re: [CALBIRDS] NOW! Kern Violet Crowned Hummingbird Seen! LINK
    DATE: Jul 13, 2018 @ 2:29pm, 5 day(s) ago
    Thanks to Logan's timely posting, Renee and I arrived back at the feeders at 12noon.
    
    We had a brief glimpse of the hummer at 12:04, and then more leisurely looks at 12:15, at 12:40, and at 1:16.
    
    We noticed that between visits to the feeders, the bird often perched in the cottonwood above.
    
    We left at 1:20.
    
    Good birding,
    Tony Briggs
    Petaluma
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  25. Re: [CALBIRDS] NOW! Kern Violet Crowned Hummingbird Seen! LINK
    DATE: Jul 13, 2018 @ 11:15am, 5 day(s) ago
    After waiting since predawn, the bird just visited for about 15 seconds.
    
    Will only spend a short while longer here but anyway, its out there....
    
    Logan Kahle
    San Francisco
    
    Sent from my iPhone
    
    On Jul 13, 2018, at 10:49 AM, 'T.G. Miko' tgmiko@... [CALBIRDS] < CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
    Thank you, Tom Edell! Tom
    
    On Fri, Jul 13, 2018, 9:56 AM tedell < tedell@... > wrote:
    
    Spent just short of ten hours looking for this bird on Thursday, but did not see it. We left around 6:30 and someone else showed up then an stayed until dark and apparently also did not see it.
    
    Tom Edell
    Cayucos, CA
    
    Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
    
    -------- Original message --------
    From: "Bob Barnes bbarnes@... [CALBIRDS]" < CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com >
    Date: 7/13/18 9:20 AM (GMT-08:00)
    To: "T.G. Miko" < tgmiko@... >
    Cc: CALBIRDS < CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com >
    Subject: Re: [CALBIRDS] NOW! Kern Violet Crowned Hummingbird Seen!
    
    Tom, et. a.l.:
    
    Ultimately not known if anyone was even looking. Regardless, no reports by phone or eBird posts for Thursday. I suspect there aren't many people willing to put in 14-15 hours of daylight time on a single day to see if the VCHU is still there; especially knowing if they are alone and walk away from the viewing area for a brief period for any reason, they might miss it. If it is seen again, it might be the result of someone or someones who decide to put in an hour or two as part of other activities during a day. Added to that, that person/those people has/have to think to alert others.
    
    Lack of that bird being a guarantee if one tries for it has likely been a discouraging factor for some to many to go for it. There have been several who have spent 2-6 hours looking, then gave up only to find that another person enjoyed it after they left.
    
    Bob
    
    
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  27. Re: [CALBIRDS] NOW! Kern Violet Crowned Hummingbird Seen! LINK
    DATE: Jul 13, 2018 @ 10:49am, 5 day(s) ago
    Thank you, Tom Edell! Tom
    
    On Fri, Jul 13, 2018, 9:56 AM tedell < tedell@... > wrote:
    
    Spent just short of ten hours looking for this bird on Thursday, but did not see it. We left around 6:30 and someone else showed up then an stayed until dark and apparently also did not see it.
    
    Tom Edell
    Cayucos, CA
    
    Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
    
    -------- Original message --------
    From: "Bob Barnes bbarnes@... [CALBIRDS]" < CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com >
    Date: 7/13/18 9:20 AM (GMT-08:00)
    To: "T.G. Miko" < tgmiko@... >
    Cc: CALBIRDS < CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com >
    Subject: Re: [CALBIRDS] NOW! Kern Violet Crowned Hummingbird Seen!
    
    Tom, et. a.l.:
    
    Ultimately not known if anyone was even looking. Regardless, no reports by phone or eBird posts for Thursday. I suspect there aren't many people willing to put in 14-15 hours of daylight time on a single day to see if the VCHU is still there; especially knowing if they are alone and walk away from the viewing area for a brief period for any reason, they might miss it. If it is seen again, it might be the result of someone or someones who decide to put in an hour or two as part of other activities during a day. Added to that, that person/those people has/have to think to alert others.
    
    Lack of that bird being a guarantee if one tries for it has likely been a discouraging factor for some to many to go for it. There have been several who have spent 2-6 hours looking, then gave up only to find that another person enjoyed it after they left.
    
    Bob
    
    
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  29. Re: [CALBIRDS] NOW! Kern Violet Crowned Hummingbird Seen! LINK
    DATE: Jul 13, 2018 @ 9:56am, 5 day(s) ago
    Spent just short of ten hours looking for this bird on Thursday, but did not see it. We left around 6:30 and someone else showed up then an stayed until dark and apparently also did not see it.
    
    Tom Edell
    Cayucos, CA
    
    Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
    
    -------- Original message --------
    From: "Bob Barnes bbarnes@... [CALBIRDS]"
    Date: 7/13/18 9:20 AM (GMT-08:00)
    To: "T.G. Miko"
    Cc: CALBIRDS
    Subject: Re: [CALBIRDS] NOW! Kern Violet Crowned Hummingbird Seen!
    
    Tom, et. a.l.:
    
    Ultimately not known if anyone was even looking. Regardless, no reports by phone or eBird posts for Thursday. I suspect there aren't many people willing to put in 14-15 hours of daylight time on a single day to see if the VCHU is still there; especially knowing if they are alone and walk away from the viewing area for a brief period for any reason, they might miss it. If it is seen again, it might be the result of someone or someones who decide to put in an hour or two as part of other activities during a day. Added to that, that person/those people has/have to think to alert others.
    
    Lack of that bird being a guarantee if one tries for it has likely been a discouraging factor for some to many to go for it. There have been several who have spent 2-6 hours looking, then gave up only to find that another person enjoyed it after they left.
    
    Bob
    
    
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