Disappointment at Tech Park; surprise at NCOS

Dika Golovatchoff

Birders were disappointed not to find the Chestnut-sided Warbler this morning. Lots of Yellow-rumped and a Tornsend's warbler greeted me, as well as the beautiful and endangered Monarch Butterflies.  On my way home I checked out the area around the Phelps Creek bridge at NCOS.  A few Scaly-breasted Munia on the north side and then looking down from the south side I was delighted when a Sora came out from among the reeds and was in full view for at least 10 minutes.  I was even able to capture a video of this often secretive bird.  Also seen a Black Phoebe and a Cassin's Kingbird.

Dika Golovatchoff, Santa Barbara

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