Rare Bird Alert - September 6, 2019

Birds Mentioned:

White-winged Dove | American Oystercatcher | Pacific Golden-Plover | Red Knot | Little Blue Heron | Yellow-crowned Night-Heron | Zone-tailed Hawk | Northern Waterthrush
— Compiled by Jon L Fisher - JonF60@hotmail.com

This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for September 6.

The WHITE-WINGED DOVE at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh near Playa del Rey was reported through September 4. 

An AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER continued at Royal Palms Beach through September 4.

The PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER along lower Ballona Creek was seen through September 2. It has been near the UCLA boat ramp, upstream from Pacific Ave.

Two RED KNOTS were along the lower LA River near Willow Street in Long Beach on September 4, with one still there on September 5.  Another was seen by the Spring Street crossing on September 4.

At Madrona Marsh in Torrance, the immature LITTLE BLUE HERON was seen through September 5. 

Two YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS continued to be reported at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh through September 1.  They are usually along the Lincoln Blvd. arm of the marsh, but move around the area.  What was likely one of these same birds was at nearby Del Rey Lagoon on September 3. 

Three more YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were at Sims Bio Pond in Long Beach on September 3, where one or two have been present for some time.

A ZONE-TAILED HAWK was found on September 5 near Chatsworth Reservoir in the San Fernando Valley.  The bird was circling with Turkey Vultures north of Lake Manor Drive, northwest of the old reservoir basin.

A NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was in the Sepulveda Basin on September 5.  It was by the first bridge over Haskell Creek after you enter the wildlife area from the north.


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