Tag Archives: birds

Blue-winged Warbler featured in Grunion Gazette

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Published in the Grunion Gazette, a weekly newspaper in Long Beach, on Feb. 21, 2019.

Rare Red-flanked Bluetail, Los Angeles

 

People have been flying in from all over the country to see this rare visitor to Los Angeles, or even the United States.  It’s usually found in Asia and Europe.

 

Read the LA Times story.

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Black Skimmer, Long Beach

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Lone Royal Tern in Long Beach

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This Royal Tern was hanging out with 30 Black Skimmers.

Black Skimmers return to Long Beach

 

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I first noticed the skimmers on Feb. 26, 2018.  Following two days off, they reappeared today, Mar. 1.  Their numbers, frequency and length of stay have diminished over the past few years so I was happy to see them reappear.  A group of 30 surrounded a lone Royal Tern on the sand between Redondo and Loma Avenues, just west of the pier.

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Wandering Tattler, Ballona Creek

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Fox Sparrow, El Dorado Park (Long Beach)

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Western Kingbirds, El Dorado Park (Long Beach)

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White-crowned Sparrow (juvenile), Madrona Marsh (Torrance)

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Black-throated Gray Warbler, Madrona Marsh (Torrance)

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