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White-faced ibis

Meg White
 

11 White-faced ibis at Laguna Blanca right now. 

Meg White
Hope Ranch


Eastern Kingbird

Marge and Don Thornton
 

The Eastern Kingbird reappeared in his preferred dead tree on the west side of Lake Los Carneros at about 1:15 this afternoon.  He was there about a minute before flying low toward the dam.

Pictures with ebird checklist:  S48249334.




Marge and Don Thornton
Goleta, Ca


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*** Species Summary:

- Common Ground-Dove (1 report)
- White-winged Dove (4 reports)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (3 reports)
- Semipalmated Sandpiper (1 report)
- Solitary Sandpiper (3 reports)
- Common Tern (1 report)
- Eastern Kingbird (3 reports)
- Cedar Waxwing (1 report)
- Brewer's Sparrow (2 reports)
- Virginia's Warbler (2 reports)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Common Ground-Dove (Columbina passerina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 07:38 by Benjamin Byerly
- Farren Rd., Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.443548,-119.9237752&ll=34.443548,-119.9237752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48219982
- Comments: "Heard by eucalyptus at top of road"

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 07:36 by Benjamin Byerly
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48241569
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "White upper wings clearly visible in flight"

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 16:29 by Santiago Lupi
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48225289
- Comments: "Continuing. Seen from the stone bridge above the creek."

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 10:30 by Libby Patten
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48223073
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Seen perched on a dead limb overhanging the creek very near the bridge. Some Eurasian-collared Doves nearby."

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 10:10 by Richard Norton
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48231422
- Comments: "{reviously reported. Only seen flying. Bright white bars across wings."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 31, 2018 16:50 by Jasen Liu
- Goleta Bay--West beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48221237
- Comments: "Continuing in original location"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 31, 2018 16:50 by Rachel Liu
- Goleta Bay--West beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48221308
- Comments: "Continuing in original location"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 31, 2018 10:01 by Libby Patten
- Goleta Bay--West beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48222286
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Seen very distantly from bluffs of west Goleta Beach looking west. Golden hue to back feathers, slender appearance, no dark crown: all that was visible at this distance through Libby’s scope."

Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla) (1)
- Reported Aug 31, 2018 16:43 by Benjamin Byerly
- Goleta Bay--West beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48202945
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "With Semipalmated Plovers and Yellowlegs near steps. Considerably lighter than WESA I saw later down the beach. Very light colored, bold white eyebrow. Straight - not droopy bill, dark legs. This is my best ID guess after reviewing photos this morning."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (2)
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 07:36 by Benjamin Byerly
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48241569
- Comments: "Continuing. Mudflat at SE end of lake"

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 10:00 by margeNdon thornton
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48221455
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Tringa but beak shorter and heavier than Yellowlegs; also legs are shorter and greener than yellowlegs. Complete eyering."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 31, 2018 11:08 by Libby Patten
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48222362
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird. A small shorebird, about the size of a Pectoral Sandpiper, altho probably a little larger. Watery yellow legs (not bright ), nice white spots on the back, a medium length bill and a white complete eyering. The bird was foraging in the reeds at the southeast arm of the lake, accompanied by several other shorebirds."

Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 10:45 by Jasen Liu
- Ocean Beach County Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.6909567,-120.6003785&ll=34.6909567,-120.6003785
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48221135
- Comments: "Small tern sitting with group of Forster's. More extensive black patterning on head extending to nape region, black carpal bar visible."

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 11:43 by Santiago Lupi
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48245433
- Comments: "On the western side of the dam in the reeds. Later it flew west to a tall eucalyptus tree."

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 09:54 by Bradley Hacker
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48244754
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Found by Ben Byerly. Top of dead tree sometimes. Most of the time in nearby reeds or bushes. https://goo.gl/maps/sZCedCmwVtG2"

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 07:36 by Benjamin Byerly
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48241569
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Photos. Med-large flycatcher. Dark cap/black back. Clean white breast. Tail feathers worn, but could just make out white band on tip Perched and flycatching atop dead (oak?) tree on SW side of lake."

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) (3)
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 08:56 by David Compton
- 5400 6th St, Carpinteria US-CA (34.3925,-119.5168), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.392529,-119.516809&ll=34.392529,-119.516809
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48244008
- Comments: "Seen and heard"

Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 08:45 by Peter Gaede
- Elings Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4098484,-119.7349691&ll=34.4098484,-119.7349691
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48242346
- Comments: "Continuing; found yesterday by Hugh Ranson. Small sparrow with long tail, small bill, unstreaked breast. Weak face pattern. Streaked nape and crown. Pale lores, thin white eye ring."

Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 06:07 by John Callender
- Elings Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4098484,-119.7349691&ll=34.4098484,-119.7349691
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48240520
- Comments: "Continuing bird reported yesterday by Hugh Ranson. Extended close views through binoculars as it fed on the ground under the small pepper trees planted at the semicircular stone bench. Grayish brown Spizella sparrow, narrowly streaked crown with no central median stripe, complete narrow white eye ring, relatively plain face pattern, narrowly streaked nape, plain breast, long plain tail. I’m familiar with the bird from seeing it on its breeding territory in the Eastern Sierra sagebrush; it was neat to see it here."

Virginia's Warbler (Oreothlypis virginiae) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 10:30 by Libby Patten
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48223073
- Comments: "Continuing. Seen at very close range in some short lemonade berry bushes just west of the campground bridge. At its closest position, was too close to use binoculars. Was also seen briefly in the very tall Eucalyptus west of the bridge. The close views showed the very light grey underside, clearly-defined white eye ring, yellow patches on breast, rump and undertail coverts. Top of head looked a little darker than gray upperparts. Chipped often with a bright and loud chip."

Virginia's Warbler (Oreothlypis virginiae) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 10:10 by Richard Norton
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48231422
- Comments: "Previously reported bird. Seen in large eucalyptus just west of stream. Like a bleached Nashville Warbler. Gray with yellow undertail, rump, and some on upper breast."

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Sunday am at Refugio

David Levasheff
 

White-winged Dove continues
Wilson Warbler -several
Blue Grosbeak - A good looker
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - continues
Orange-crown Warbler - lots
Black-headed Grosbeak- 2

David


Other LLC sitings

Robert Lindsay
 

Lake Los Carneros, Sunday, 9/2, 8:30-10;00 am

 

Had my FOS Wilson's Warbler in a myoporum tree at north-west corner of Stow House upon arriving.

 

Next good bird was found about 20 yards past the west end of the wooden bridge over the upper reed bed. At first I believed it was an Empidonax that was not a Pac-Slope. Got to watch it for several minutes and saw it from numerous angles. Upon reviewing field guides, I am reasonably certain it was a Western Wood Pewee, a bird I haven't seen for quite a while. Hope someone more familiar with this group of flycatchers is able to make a definitive ID.

 

Where expected (muddy area in east bay at dam end of lake), at least two of the three recently reported Solitary Flycatchers were still around with a pretty good assortment of more common shorebirds (Spotted Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Least Sandpiper, Killdeer). Also saw a Virginia Rail in the reeds on the dam side of this bay._,_

 

Quite a few of the common raptors about. 3 California Thrasher. Lots of birders in the area.

 

That's all,

Rob Lindsay

 

 

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Re: EaKi LLC

Bradley Hacker <bradley_r_hacker@...>
 

EaKi is back. In dead tree and then dropped down into reeds 40 m south. 


Good birding,


On Sunday, September 2, 2018, 09:51, Bradley Hacker via Groups.Io <bradley_r_hacker@...> wrote:

Just the messenger:
ect:
Date: Sun, 2 Sep 2018 18:23:13 +0200
From: Ben Byerly <byerly@...>
To: hacker@...

I just saw (at least am very certain) an Eastern Kingbird at Lake Los Carneros Park. In a dead oak near here:

Dropped Pin
near Goleta, CA 93117


https://goo.gl/maps/sZCedCmwVtG2


Good birding,


Teals & a goose

Jake Broad
 

Hi all

Yesterday at the Goleta Sanitary District I spent my morning & afternoon breaks plus my lunch birding the grounds. I managed to ID 35 different species. 2 notable.

There are definitely some blue winged teals at the district, 4 unmistakable males and I assume there are some females with them. They arrived mid-late August. I was unaware that their presence is rare in the summer otherwise I would have made a better arrival observation.

There was also 1 greater white fronted goose. I’m guessing that it’s the one that has stuck around Devereux this summer. It was a bit of a funny sighting as a flock of Canada geese caught my attention flying out while honking and the white fronted was in formation with them bringing up the rear.

Otherwise I spotted for the first time an American avocet and a Wilson’s snipe.

Red necked phalaropes have been increasing their numbers there as I counted 16 in the water.

Tips if you’re going to visit: bring a scope or good binoculars and come later in the day because it’s very backlit in the morning which makes IDs more difficult. The near side of the lagoons are over run with mallards. All of the species above were found on the far side (restricted) or north side. The north side has developed a small mudflat where some peeps and other pipers have been.

I submitted a complete checklist to ebird this morning.

Cheers and happy Labor Day weekend
-Jake
Goleta


EaKi LLC

Bradley Hacker <bradley_r_hacker@...>
 

Just the messenger:
ect:
Date: Sun, 2 Sep 2018 18:23:13 +0200
From: Ben Byerly <byerly@...>
To: hacker@...

I just saw (at least am very certain) an Eastern Kingbird at Lake Los Carneros Park. In a dead oak near here:

Dropped Pin
near Goleta, CA 93117


https://goo.gl/maps/sZCedCmwVtG2


Good birding,


Summer Tanager at LLC

Gage Ricard
 

At Lake Los Carneros around 6 p.m., George and I saw a male Summer Tanager in the eucalyptus trees by the parking lot.

Gage Ricard
Santa Barbara


SB Bird Refuge no WF Ibii and a puzzle

Ken Hoesterey
 

I am so glad that Dika G. posted those pictures of the flock of WF Ibis that I had seen at LLC recently. I later counted 10, another report here saw one elsewhere.
This saturday mid-morning there were no Ibis to be seen there, I expect they will turn up and be reported on by someone? Sad that the population is down, I have only seen the few in the several years I have been birding actively here, long time birders reported hundreds, wow.
    A flock of 15-20 Phalaropes flew and swam all around, when they and other birds were in the western end by the zoo there were dozens of small fish or insects that jumped at their low to the water approach, like a small rain squall under them. Several of the many Snowy Egrets there were actively fishing, laying their heads right down near the surface before grabbing the fish or insects. Snowies were also fishing by flying slowly over the surface dragging their feet and stabbing at the fish stirred up by their approach while still in slow flight.
  Another birder said the Phalaropes were Red-Necked not Wilson's, my photos showed a longer teardrop eyepatch and white wingbars when they flew.
Earlier in the week I had a photograph of a lone Phalarope with a different rounder eye patch and the faintest reddish pattern at the wing ends, so perhaps it was the Wilson's.
   I apologize for my ID of the Reddish Egrets I thought I had seen there earlier, I had babbled to several other birders about it. Today the same bird was at the south/ocean end again in the trees and brush just past the Palm tree by the bike path.
  My photos showed a reddish purple cast to the neck (leading me to see what I wanted to see, lol) but the head and bill were not like the Reddish Egret. This picture from All About Birds shows it to be more likely to be an Immature Yellow Crowned Night heron, the bird I saw has the very beginnings of the white cheek patches and top white stripe, and that massive bill, not long and pointy like the Reddish Egret we saw at Goleta.   https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Yellow-crowned_Night-Heron/id
It has the adult all grey pattern body feathers, and today I saw a small remnant pattern under the bill of some spots like the juveniles, so there may some other YCNH juveniles as well. So, that's my puzzle, I can send photos should anybody want them, or I could post them here if we can, I dunno..
   Today several of us saw a Little Green Heron at the creek near the third platform, it was standing on a clutch of reeds out over the water. Last week when I also saw the YCNH I also saw at least 3 Little Green Herons!!! I have never seen one holding still, usually they have been so jumpy by the time I even register their movement all I ever see are tail feathers, or they are flying across the water or up the creek, so today and last week that was all new to me.
   Three were preening and hunting along the zoo shoreline at the southern end, well camouflaged they are, so keep looking. Early in the week one was perched behind the south end Palm tree mess and preening with me watching and snapping photos 15' away. It then bent more than double and snagged a Dragonfly perched at least a foot under it's feet! NOT shy and jumpy at all.
   There were a couple of Cinnamon Teal and a Dowitcher at the third platform as well as a large flock of Stilts, young and old. The Swan was at the parking lot, DC Cormorants and GBH's in the trees, Ruddy Ducks all about.
A Condor watched all from his zoo perch, the Howler Monkeys were singing, the lion roared and the Giraffe and I watched each other. A good day there, but no Ibis. Ibii?
    


Brewer's Sparrow, Elings Park

Hugh Ranson
 

The Brewer's was consorting with an Orange-crowned Warbler, often high in the
blooming fennel.It was first north of the main path that runs east from the
paragliding take off area, then later it was on the south side. The last I saw
of it, the bird was heading towards the eastern park boundary, though it's
probably making circuits of fennel clumps. It seemed to be picking lots of bugs
from the fennel flowers, which is possibly a good sign for future migrants at
the park.

Odonates outnumbered birds considerably; I counted at least 25 Variegated
Meadowhawks.

Hugh Ranson
Santa Barbara


Re: LLC - Solitary Sandpipers Update

Ken Hoesterey
 

Hi Julie, it was a pleasure to meet you at Goleta Beach watching the Little Blue Heron 
stalk around, it was also there most evenings the last weeks, and last night I saw it fly out just at sunset, right into the setting sun.
That sight was so amazing I forgot to take a picture, lol.
It has morphed fully into adult plumage,as of 5-6 weeks ago it still had a few big white feathers on the inside top of it's wings, one was hanging down and I hoped it would drop so I could have it, but no such luck. Now it's all blue/grey and so hard to see sometimes against the rocks on the far beach.
LLC still has the 50 Great Egrets and Snowie Egrets 
and a dozen GBH's too when I was there the night before last.

Thanks for the report, it's literally hopping there now.
Ken Hoesterey


Leucistic House Sparrow @ Refugio SB

Adrian O'Loghlen
 

Photographed this weird-looking bird at Refugio SB on Fri am.  The consensus among some of our local birding experts is that it is most probably a House Sparrow..

https://flic.kr/p/NwTZCy

Adrian O'Loghlen
Goleta




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*** Species Summary:

- White-winged Dove (4 reports)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (3 reports)
- Solitary Sandpiper (6 reports)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (4 reports)
- Swainson's Hawk (1 report)
- Cedar Waxwing (2 reports)
- Virginia's Warbler (5 reports)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1)
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 10:59 by John Callender
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48219204
- Comments: "One of a set of continued birds. Seen well at close range from the stone bridge. White border on lower edge of wing, short tail, dark whisker mark on neck."

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (2)
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 08:45 by David Compton
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48217611
- Comments: "Gary dives with stark white greater coverts"

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (2)
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 08:45 by Julie Scotland
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48216727
- Comments: "Seen from stone bridge over creek. Photo."

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (2)
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 08:45 by Conor Scotland
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48216681
- Comments: "Seen from stone bridge over creek. Photo. "

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 31, 2018 17:48 by Francis Joyce
- Goleta Bay--West beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48204260
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Seen (34.4141376,-119.8391723)"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 31, 2018 16:43 by Benjamin Byerly
- Goleta Bay--West beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48202945
- Comments: "Continuing "

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 31, 2018 10:01 by Joan Lentz
- Goleta Bay--West beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48205772
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Seen very distantly from bluffs of west Goleta Beach looking west. Golden hue to back feathers, slender appearance, no dark crown: all that was visible at this distance through Libby’s scope."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (3)
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 11:16 by David Compton
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48219247
- Comments: "Continuing. All fairly brown above and on breast with white eye ring, medium length straight bills, and long yellow-green legs. Larger than nearby Spotted Sandpiper."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (3)
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 10:50 by Julie Scotland
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48219184
- Comments: "2 continuing joined by a third today. Pics"

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (3)
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 10:50 by Conor Scotland
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48219057
- Comments: "2 continuing joined by a third today. Pics"

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 31, 2018 16:23 by Bradley Hacker
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48201625
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing in SE corner mudflats and adjoining reeds"

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 31, 2018 11:08 by Joan Lentz
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48205807
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird. A small shorebird, about the size of a Pectoral Sandpiper, altho probably a little larger. Watery yellow legs (not bright ), nice white spots on the back, a medium length bill and a white complete eyering. The bird was foraging in the reeds at the southeast arm of the lake, accompanied by several other shorebirds."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1)
- Reported Aug 31, 2018 08:15 by John Deacon
- Santa Maria WTP, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9487269,-120.4915452&ll=34.9487269,-120.4915452
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48208438
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Seen on the eastern edge of the Southeastern pond."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 31, 2018 12:34 by Sangeet Khalsa
- Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3961231,-119.5283666&ll=34.3961231,-119.5283666
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48201093
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "One adult and one juvenile sitting on fence posts at southern edge of the park."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 08:45 by Julie Scotland
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48216727
- Comments: "Continuing immature bird. Will add details."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 08:45 by Conor Scotland
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48216681
- Comments: "Continuing immature bird. Will add details. "

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 08:45 by David Compton
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48217611
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile"

Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 31, 2018 12:00 by Anonymous eBirder
- New Cuyama WTP, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9519718,-119.6969408&ll=34.9519718,-119.6969408
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48197348
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing"

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) (1)
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 08:45 by David Compton
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48217611
- Comments: "Well seen"

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) (1)
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 08:45 by Julie Scotland
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48216727
- Comments: "Singular Cedar Waxwing spotted by Dave Compton."

Virginia's Warbler (Oreothlypis virginiae) (1)
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 10:59 by John Callender
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48219204
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Seen well at close range. Light gray below with a spot of yellow on the breast and yellow undertail coverts; white eye ring."

Virginia's Warbler (Oreothlypis virginiae) (1)
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 09:22 by Bradley Hacker
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48214862
- Comments: "Pix. Found by Peter S earlier today. In middle of Creek below bridge. "

Virginia's Warbler (Oreothlypis virginiae) (1)
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 08:45 by Julie Scotland
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48216727
- Comments: "Found by Peter S earlier AM. Will add details and photo."

Virginia's Warbler (Oreothlypis virginiae) (1)
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 08:45 by Conor Scotland
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48216681
- Comments: "Found by Peter S earlier AM. Will add details and photo. "

Virginia's Warbler (Oreothlypis virginiae) (1)
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 08:45 by David Compton
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48217611
- Comments: "Found by Peter Schneekloth"

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LLC - Solitary Sandpipers Update

Julie Scotland
 

There are now 3 Solitary Sandpipers at LLC.

Also seen now: Soras, Virginia Rail, Canada Geese, Greater Yellowlegs, Least Sandpipers, and more.


Re: Refugio State Beach - Virginia's Warbler

Dave Compton
 

Julie Scotland refound this bird, which is definitely a Virginia’s. Conor spotted two White-winged Doves.

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara 


On Sat, Sep 1, 2018 at 9:35 AM Peter Schneekloth via Groups.Io <peterschneekloth=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Saw this Warbler at Refugio Beach this morning, I'm calling it a Virginia's but I don't have a ton of experience with the bird so opinions welcomed. I also had White-winged Dove and the Yellow-crowned Night-Heron continues.

Four looks here at flickr:

 https://www.flickr.com/photos/55934026@N05/42598202190/in/dateposted-public/

Peter Schneekloth
Buellton


Refugio State Beach - Virginia's Warbler

Peter Schneekloth
 

Saw this Warbler at Refugio Beach this morning, I'm calling it a Virginia's but I don't have a ton of experience with the bird so opinions welcomed. I also had White-winged Dove and the Yellow-crowned Night-Heron continues.

Four looks here at flickr:

 https://www.flickr.com/photos/55934026@N05/42598202190/in/dateposted-public/

Peter Schneekloth
Buellton


White-faced Ibis at Bird Refuge

Dika Golovatchoff
 

Hi all, I just got back from observing 9 White-faced Ibis at the Bird Refuge.  They were among Black-necked Stilts at the far shore as viewed from the 3rd viewing platform.  There were also at least 2 Wilson's Phalaropes nearby as well and I believe Red-necked Phalaropes flew by.  Some photos at :https://www.flickr.com/photos/digolov/


Re: Are WF Ibis declining locally?

Ken Hoesterey
 

Hi, remember I saw 10 WF Ibis circling the mudflats at LLC recently and posted about here.
Last winter I saw one feeding on the beach with Snowie Egrets.
There was a sighting at GSD of 1, and that direction was where the flock of 10 that I saw was headed after they did not actually touch down at LLC.
I hope the rest of them will be seen locally.
I birded the Bird refuge from the ocean side and saw no WF Ibis.
.I will post about that later tonight about what I did see.
Ken Hoesterey


Yesterday's Birding

Dika Golovatchoff
 

On a regular walk through Alice Keck Park I observed my first warblers of the season - a Wilson's and an Orange Crowned - they were among the yellow cannas very briefly and viewed from a bench overlooking the small - no running - creek that feeds into the now very clean and full pond.

In the evening I walked the whole stretch from volley ball courts (near bird refuge) to the Mission Creek outflow.  80% of the gulls were Heermann's with the rest being Western.  Of the large sandpipers predominantly Whimbrels with an occasion LBC and some Marbled Godwits.  Then I started to see large flocks of terns gathering on the beach - then flying off and quickly returning to settle.  I would way at least 120 of them.  The light was pretty low (around 7:15 PM) and I was catching them mostly in flight.  I assumed all were Elegant until I started looking more closely at photos.  At least one appears to be a Royal because of thicker shorter non-drooping bill.  There were also 5 Black Skimmers and 3 Black-bellied Plovers, of which one was still in breeding plumage.  I'v posted photos and would appreciate a definitive ID on the prominent tern in two of the images.  Thanks very much.