Re: Possible Sage Thrasher at Carpinteria State Beach
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I checked for the Sage Thrasher at the original location near the State Beach Campground entrance this morning and did not find it, but an hour later I found it (or a different one, though I suspect it's the same individual) 1 mile east at the harbor seal overlook at the Carpinteria Bluffs just east of the Casitas Pier. Details (and more bad-iPhone-digicam shots) at my eBird listing here:
The bird flew up and perched on a bush about 20 feet away from the overlook benches, stayed a few minutes, then flew to the west.
There's a parking lot next to this spot at the south end of Dump Road, but it's private and reserved for the oil platform support operation at the pier. The closest public parking would probably be at Tee Time on Carpinteria Ave, next to the small patch of tams. Then you could walk south on the dirt road that runs along the east side of the agricultural fields, cross the railroad tracks (carefully; it's an uncontrolled crossing and trains approaching from the east can appear suddenly), then follow the path along the bluffs to the right until you come to the harbor seal overlook.
On Sun, Sep 24, 2017 at 7:22 AM, John Callender <callender.john@...> wrote: