Yellow-headed Blackbird at the Carpinteria Salt Marsh this morning

John Callender

I had good views of an adult male Yellow-headed Blackbird this morning at the restricted access portion of the Carpinteria Salt Marsh, off Estero Way. The bird was calling from the wooden picnic table near the entrance lagoon, at the south end of the dirt road; after a minute it flew off to the southeast (toward the houses along Avenue Del Mar). All of that area is restricted access, but if the bird is hanging around it might show up in a more accessible location, like the Salt Marsh Nature Park along Ash Avenue.

I digiscoped an embarrassingly bad but recognizable photo; see the eBird list below for that.

John Callender

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