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old Zoney

Dave Compton <DCompton@...>
 

Hi everyone
I found the (a?) Zone-tailed Hawk sitting in the eucs at La Patera Park in
Goleta (La Patera Rd. just south of Cathedral Oaks) this morning. I went
there to check the trees for lerps (there are many) and warblers (a few).
Old Zoney was sitting on the east (park) side of a euc about 40 yds south of
the caretaker's house. If you hurry, you might get there before she leaves.
Dave


Palm Warbler at Stow House

brad hines <bkhnca@...>
 

A Palm Warbler was observed feeding in the eucs behind the caretaker's
house this evening.


Sunday walks

Gene Lynch <grlynch@...>
 

There are 2 activities this week end available for birders this weekend.

1. The Central Coast Rally Reception is at the Embassy Suites, Lompoc,
from 5-7 PM. Even if you are not birding the Rally you are invited to
the reception.
2. Sunday, October 17, there are three walks to choose from. Please RSVP

to me if you intend to go on any of these walks, and, of course, which
one. We need to know how many people to expect. Even if you did not bird
the Rally you are invited to take one of these walks.
a. Oso Flaco/Guadalupe Dunes- Jamie Chavez is the leader. Meet in
the vacant lot near the NAPA Auto Parts Store, on the main street in
Guadalupe at 8:00 AM.
b. Wildlife Natural Resources Area (Vandenberg AFB) - John Ayres is
the leader. Meet
outside the south gate to VAFB (left at the blinking light, then
immediately right) in the small parking lot at 8 AM.
c. Lake Cachuma - Gene Lynch is the leader. Meet in the parking lot
at Pea Soup Andersen's at 8:00 AM, or in the Park & Ride near the
intersection of highways 154 and 246 at 8:15 AM, or in the parking lot
at Lake Cachuma County Park about 8:30 AM. Fees have been waived. Tell
the rangers you are with the Central Coast Birding Rally, La Purisima
Audubon Society.

Gene Lynch, President
La Purisima AS
grlynch@sbceo.org


Re: Tennessee Warbler

Karen Bridgers <kbridgers@...>
 

Also, Robb Hamilton had a Blackpoll Warbler Monday afternoon in the same
eucs. He said most of the activity was more toward the back, near the
blacksmith's area. Fall is not over!

Karen Bridgers
kbridgers@msn.com

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Subject: [sbcobirding] Tennessee Warbler


This evening, I great looks at a Tennessee Warbler, presumably the bird
seen
on Sunday morning by Grant Weyburne, in the eucs surrounding the parking
lot
at Lake Los Carneros in Goleta. Many other warblers were present,
including
one Black-throated Gray that called regularly and lots Yellow-rumped,
Townsend's, Yellow, and Orange-crowned. It's been pretty good here for the
last several days and if the fog comes in tonight, I suppose it'll still
be
good tomorrow.
Dave Compton
Santa Barbara
dcompton@abc-clio.com

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Tennessee Warbler

Dave Compton <DCompton@...>
 

This evening, I great looks at a Tennessee Warbler, presumably the bird seen
on Sunday morning by Grant Weyburne, in the eucs surrounding the parking lot
at Lake Los Carneros in Goleta. Many other warblers were present, including
one Black-throated Gray that called regularly and lots Yellow-rumped,
Townsend's, Yellow, and Orange-crowned. It's been pretty good here for the
last several days and if the fog comes in tonight, I suppose it'll still be
good tomorrow.
Dave Compton
Santa Barbara
dcompton@abc-clio.com


VAFB Ponds

BJSmith299@...
 

VAFB Ponds report for Mon A.M., 11 Oct: A good flock about 09:30 in the
willows near the river as the fog was breaking up. Birds of note: Hermit
warbler, Black-throated gray warbler, and Cassin's Vireo.

I had a flock of geese fly over (about 22) heading West. They were'nt
Canada's or Snows, could they have been Gr. white-fronted?

--Bob Smith (937-7543)
Santa Maria


Ventura Bay Breasted & Zone-tailed

jcwings@pronet.net <jcwings@...>
 

Hello birders,

This is a forward from Joan. Don reports a Bay-breasted Warbler and
Zone-tailed Hawk from Ventura County on Saturday. This might be of
interest to you chasers. Good luck.

Jamie C
jcwings@pronet.net

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From: Don DesJardin <dj@west.net>
Subject: Venco Birds

Knowing it was going to heat up, I went to the Ventura Sewer Ponds
early
this morning. Not much in the way of warblers. Only a few
Orange-crowned
and Yellow-rumped. Other birds of note were, 1 Merlin, 3 Cedar Waxwing,
2
Ring-necked Ducks, 1 White-faced Ibis (flying overhead), and 3 Soras. I
also saw a flock of at least 60+ Canada Geese flying east over the
mid-town
area. I did not see the Eastern Pheobe, that was reported seen near the
first large pond on Thursday.

I also went to Camino Real Park which was a little better warbler
wise.
Nothing of note along the barranca except a few Yellow-rumps,
White-crowned Sparrows, and Western Tanagers. At the extreme west end I
found "LERPS". There are a few trees infected and the Yellow-rumps were
very active on these trees. Other species of warblers seen were, 2
Townsend's, 5 Orange-crowned, 2 Yellow, and and 1 immature
Bay-breasted. I
observed this bird for about 30 minutes, feeding mostly in the dying
pine
trees along side of the 126 freeway. The upperparts were a dull olive
color
with no contrast between the head, back and rump. I didn't see any
distinct
streaking on the back or anywhere on the underparts. The underparts
were a
dirty white from the throat to the undertail coverts with a tinge of
buff
color on the flanks. The wings were slightly darker in comparison with
the
upperparts with two prominent and distinct white wing bars. Both the
bill
and legs were dark. It finally flew up into a large Sycamore tree and I
lost it.
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From: Don DesJardin <dj@west.net>
Subject: Venco Birds

I received an email from Brad Sillasen today saying that he had the
Zone-tailed Hawk over his place in Sisar Canyon between 11:30 and
12:00,
and again at 1:15. He called me at 2:15, and while we were talking the
bird
made another appearance. I got in the car and beat a path up there,
arriving at 2:45. I got out of the car and had taken just a few steps
when
I spotted bird gliding in from the north doing lazy circles and
eventually
coming directly overhead. It stayed in view for about 5 minutes and
then
drifted out of sight to the west.


VAFB Ponds

Gene Lynch <grlynch@...>
 

Only one flock of consequence this morning between 8 and 10 AM, but some
good birds. Male and female American Redstart, Tennessee Warbler, Hermit
Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, and a seldom-seen-at-the-ponds Fox
Sparrow. Add to those the Orange-crowned and Townsend's Warblers,
Hutton's and Warbling Vireos and it was a good couple of hours.

Gene Lynch


Tenn. Warb. - Bird Refuge - Sat 10/9

GeorgeR244@...
 

This morning (Saturday 10/9) at the Bird Refuge there was a Tennessee Warbler
first seen in the Aroyo Willows along the fence line. Active and moving
around a great deal. Also - many more W.-c. Sparrows than seen recently, the
first Golden-crowned Sparrow I have seen there this fall and two Meadowlarks.
Bird on...George Roland


B-T Sparrow at LLC

Karen Bridgers <kbridgers@...>
 

Hi all

Grant is back is town!

He found what he is pretty sure is a young Black-throated Sparrow at Lake
Los Carneros this morning (Thurs) at about 9:30. He said to walk south on
the paved path east of the house. Just before you reach the row of pines on
your right, the bird was feeding along the left edge with White-crowns.

Good birding!

Karen Bridgers
kbridgers@msn.com


Recording bird leg bands

Jim Greaves <greaves@...>
 

Regarding below request (#175 from Kathleen Whitney, subject Burrowing Owls
and recording bird leg band combinations): normal protocol for reading
bands is top-left/lower-left -- top-right/lower-right -- for instance:
red/green [left leg] -- FWS/blue [right leg] -- where FWS is the Fish and
Wildlife Service band [sometimes also abbreviated as "S" indicating its
silver color]. Also, please distinguish lime green (pale) from dark green,
light blue (pale sky blue) from dark blue, etc; if the band is striped (for
instance 'white-lightblue') - or pink, or whatever color(s) you may see...
Thanks.

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Hey everyone! The Burrowing Owls have arrived this weekend so keep an eye
out for them in appropriate habitat (ie Bridle Ridge, More Mesa, fields
south of Ocean Meadows Golf Course, ag fields ANYWHERE! And Please let me
know what you find (I have been keeping a database for the past 5 years).
Also, if you can see the legs - look for color bands and record these band
combinations. Good birding everyone! Kathleen


VAFB Ponds

BJSmith299@...
 

There was a few good flocks at Vandenberg Ponds on Sat morning. Brad Hines
and I spotted a Black-throated Gray, a Black and White, and a Hermit Warbler.
In addition, a unidentified warbler, we termed a "baypoll"!
--Bob Smith
Santa Maria


Re: Burrowing Owls

Becky Hoban <bhoban@...>
 

Hi All,

We'd love to go looking for Burrowing Owls but we don't live in Santa
Barbara and we're not familar with the locations that Kathleen mentioned.
Can anyone enlighten us as to where to find Bridle Ridge, More Mesa and the
Ocean Meadows Golf course?

Thanks much!

Becky Hoban

At 12:36 AM 10/3/99 -0700, you wrote:
Hey everyone! The Burrowing Owls have arrived this weekend so keep an eye
out for them in appropriate habitat (ie Bridle Ridge, More Mesa, fields
south of Ocean Meadows Golf Course, ag fields ANYWHERE! And Please let me
know what you find (I have been keeping a database for the past 5 years).
Also, if you can see the legs - look for color bands and record these band
combinations. Good birding everyone! Kathleen

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Kathleen L. Whitney <kwhit@...>
 

Hey everyone! The Burrowing Owls have arrived this weekend so keep an eye
out for them in appropriate habitat (ie Bridle Ridge, More Mesa, fields
south of Ocean Meadows Golf Course, ag fields ANYWHERE! And Please let me
know what you find (I have been keeping a database for the past 5 years).
Also, if you can see the legs - look for color bands and record these band
combinations. Good birding everyone! Kathleen


Sat. a.m. birds

chriscoulter@...
 

A lerps-infested euc grove at the County Education Office at 4400
Cathedral Oaks Road held a good-sized flock of birds, though almost
exclusively Yellow Rumps (they're baaaack). Also had a juvenile and
adult White-tailed Kite over the northeast end of the property.

We had a Clay-colored Sparrow and a Merlin near the ag field at the end
of Merida Rd. in Goleta, then ran into Joan Hardie at Lake Los
Carneros, who tipped us off to Bobolinks at the South Patterson Ave. ag
field (the one remaining) just south of Ekwill. Saw at least 5 there
feeding in the weedy areas along the road.

Rebecca Coulter
chriscoulter@msn.com


Steller's Jays near Santa Maria

jcwings@pronet.net <jcwings@...>
 

Hello all,

This is interesting... There are at least two Steller's Jays near Orcutt
in the Lake Marie Estates neighborhood found yesterday 9/30. This is
east of the 101 freeway about one mile or so on Clark Ave. Lake Marie
has well established trees and plants around its older custom homes, and
in particular, some very big pines. As far as I know this is a first for
the Santa Maria area or the north county away from the mountains or more
inland records.

During the mountain bird invasion a few years ago there were Red
Crossbills, Mountain Chickadees, and Cassin's Finches here. A recent
sighting of Mountain Chickadee in Arroyo Grande Creek (riparian habitat)
was unexpected so keep your eyes open for mountain birds down low.

Jamie Chavez
Santa Maria
jcwings@pronet.net


Dunn & Garrett

Joan E. Lentz <jelentz@...>
 

Hi Birders! I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for showing up
at the Jon Dunn/Kimball Garrett event last night at the Museum! I wish
there had been more of you, but hey . . . We took in $1000--all of which
will go to the American Birding Assoc. to help w/ the journal "North
American Birds". As I looked around the room last night, I realized how
much I enjoyed being w/ other birders, even not in the field!! AND it's so
incredibly exciting to hear Jon & Kimball talk about warblers, bird books,
bird finding, etc.
Today Jon & I poked around several spots & found practically nothing. We
did have the Chestnut-sided Warbler still at Carp. Crk. It was in the
willows just immediately downcreek from the 8th st. bike bridge.
We have such a special birding community here in S.B. county!
Joan Lentz


Re: Dunn & Garrett

GeorgeR244@...
 

What a treat to hear those two talk about warblers. Thanks! ...g & M.


Broad-winged Hawk

Florence Sanchez <sanchez@...>
 

At noon today, Jon Dunne identified an immature Broad-winged Hawk flying
with a Red-tail at Lake Los Carneros County Park. THe tail-pattern is
faint, so look for the white underwing with black tips, lacking the dark
mark on the leading edge of the Red-tail.

Florence Sanchez


Hawks

JHcynwren@...
 

Hi,
A follow up to recent posting by Florence Sanchez. Both birds turned out
to be immature Broad-winged Hawks. This is a good day for Hawk migration.
Seven Sharp-shinned over Goleta (5/6 at El Cap.) and 2 Golden Eagles off Old
San Marcos Pass. Everyone's heading East today.
J. Hardie