Re: Palm Warbler this morning at Greenwell Preserve
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(Cc:ing the list in case others are interested.)
I parked in the small parking area just north of where Greenwell Avenue turns sharply. Here's a map:
There's a little more detail in my ebird list:
I'd never birded there before. But I've been "flying" around the Carpinteria CBC circle in Google Earth looking for places to scout. I found an article by Ray Ford from a few years ago talking about the whole trail complex that runs through there; I plan to spend some more time in the next few months checking it out.
Some of the best birding was right around the parking area. I got there just as the sun was hitting it, and had that experience of getting out of the car and not even raising my binoculars for several minutes because I was so busy entering everything I was hearing in my ebird list. :-)
After that I walked up the part of Greenwell Avenue that parallels the coastline for about half a mile; there are willows on the south side of the road. That's where I almost got run over by several deer barreling down the hillside.
Then I returned to the parking area, which is where I saw the Palm Warbler. Then I hiked up the horse trail that leads northwest from the north end of the parking area. I hiked in about 3/4 of a mile and back; lots of willows and live oak. I saw the MacGillivray's Warbler about 1/4 mile from the trailhead on my way back.
On Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 2:39 PM Joan Lentz <joanlentz@...> wrote: