Carpinteria Rusty Blackbird reports

Dave Compton

A Rusty Blackbird is being reported in Carpinteria today. It was first included in an eBird checklist for the Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park, but the notes say the bird was actually at Carpinteria State Beach at the end of Linden.

So someone needs an eBird lesson there.

John Callendar subsequently refound the bird at the same location, with Brewer's Blackbirds, and watched it fly each to toward Carpinteria Creek lagoon. Note that Brewer's Blackbirds often hang out in the campground in this area.

I have not seen photos of the bird, so don't know if it's supposed to be a male or female.

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara

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