UCSB Birding Oct. 13
After striking out on finding an American Redstart at NCOS this morning, I moved over to UCSB and spent a few hours walking the campus and checking various places that used to be good for birds when I worked there. Best spot was the line of Bottlebrush trees in Lot 25 next to the Student Health Center. In spite of wretched light, I was able to pick up several species of Warbler, including a TENNESSEE. Also in the group was a very dull Western Tanager. The next good bird of the day was a TROPICAL KINGBIRD, found in the trees in the old riparian area between the old pool and the Counseling and Career Center. Other spots I visited varied in "birdiness," but I was glad for this general look around and assessment of future birding possibilities on Campus.