Re: LLC Least Bittern, Refugio

Aaron Kreisberg

I had a fly over of a bird that fit the profile of the least bittern. It was a mediocre look, however I believe it was the bittern. Noticeable even in the poor light was the dark/light color contrast between the back and belly of the bird. It was just before 8:30 in the evening and we were standing on the northern bridge. The bird flew to the South and appeared to land in the rushes just below the western overlook it was reported seen from. I hustled over and tried to refind it unsuccessfully.


On May 30, 2018 7:58 AM, "Glenn Kincaid" <glenn@...> wrote:
Very similar scenario this morning, with a quiet bird landing near 34.4421536,-119.8496091
Perched on waters edge until I departed.

Glenn Kincaid
Santa Barbara

On May 27, 2018, at 10:39 PM, Conor Scotland <scotland.conor@...> wrote:

After a couple failed attempts to find the Least Bittern at LLC last month, I found it today from the north side of the lake (my location approximately here: 34.44321, -119.84910). Just before the trail drops down into the Eucs near the lake, there is a little spur trail from the end of which you can look over the lake. After scanning from there for about 5 minutes, the bird flew from east to west and landed in open view in the tules on the west side of the lake. It was vocalizing the whole time it was in view, about 10 minutes total.

Some fuzzy photos and more info on where I saw it here:

This afternoon at Refugio, we were not able to hear or see Nick L's Hooded Warbler. Lots of birds though, including a Hermit Warbler, which the reference material tells me is somewhat late at this date.

Conor Scotland
Santa Barbara

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