Re: [EXTERNAL] [sbcobirding] Devereux and Area K Tuesday morning
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I also had the Baird's Sandpiper VERY briefly at Area K this morning around 8:45. It flew in with a small group of Western Sandpipers. I got it in my scope long enough to identify it. I bent down to adjust the legs on the tripod, and when I returned to the scope a few seconds later, it was gone!
There were 6 Teal hanging out together near the western arm of the slough. The were not Cinnamon Teal. I suspected there were both Green-winged and Blue-winged in the mix. When they flew, I could see three had powder-blue epaulets and 3 did not, confirming 3 Blue-winged Teal and 3 Green-winged Teal.
Devereux continues to be good with a lot of shorebirds still present. Up close to the road near the middle pullout is especially good for seeing them up close.
On Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 12:45:43 PM PDT, Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby@...> wrote:
The Baird’s was still at Area K before 8 AM today.
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Devereux Slough: 4 Red Knots, 2 Wilson Phalaropes, 27 Red-necked Phalaropes, Neotropic Cormorant. No Yellow-crowned Night-Herons.
Goleta Slough, Area K:No Golden-Plover, Baird’s Sandpiper, or Pectoral Sandpipers. We saw 1 Wilson’s Phalarope, lots of Semipalmated Plovers and Killdeer, and at least 11 Lesser Yellowlegs. This wetland is drying up quickly.