Rare Bird Alert - June 7, 2019

Birds Mentioned:

White-winged Dove | Whimbrel | Common Loon | Yellow-crowned Night-Heron | Plumbeous Vireo | Purple Martin | Red Crossbill | White-crowned Sparrow | Ovenbird | Black-and-white Warbler | American Redstart | CAPE MAY WARBLER | Magnolia Warbler | Chestnut-sided Warbler | GRACE’S WARBLER | Summer Tanager | Rose-breasted Grosbeak | Indigo Bunting
— Compiled by Jon L Fisher - JonF60@hotmail.com

This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for June 7.

A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was at Madrona Marsh in Torrance on June 2.

A WHIMBREL and a COMMON LOON were at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB on June 4, with the loon present through June 6.  A PURPLE MARTIN was here on June 6.  As always, a letter of permission is required to enter.

Two immature YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh on June 2 along the Lincoln Blvd. arm of the marsh.

Another YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was at the Jack Dunster Marine Reserve in Long Beach from June 4-6.  Another continued at Sims Bio Pond also in Long Beach through June 5.

A PLUMEBOUS VIREO was along Big Rock Creek Road near Valyermo on June 2. 

Of note was a RED CROSSBILL at Mt. Wilson on June 3.

A WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was at UCLA on June 2.  This bird appeared to be injured, explaining the late date.

The GRACE’S WARBLER continued at Charlton Flat through June 2.  It moves around the flat (in the picnic area), but is usually singing.  It has been fairly consistent near parking area 3.

A SUMMER TANAGER was at Hopkins Wilderness Park in Redondo Beach on June 4.

A ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was at El Dorado Park in Long Beach on June 1.  It was in Area 2 around the archery range.

San Clemente Island produced the following birds this week.  An OVENBIRD, BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, AMERICAN REDSTART, CAPE MAY WARBLER, MAGNOLIA WARBLER, CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, INDIGO BUNTING and a ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK.  Most were seen either on or through June 6.  Of course there is no public access to the island.


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