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Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) (1)
- Reported Sep 08, 2018 09:14 by Noah Gaines
- Coronado Dr.--south end (Goleta Monarch Grove), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4232079,-119.8898008&ll=34.4232079,-119.8898008
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48367006
- Comments: "Walking along path like a miniature chicken. Olive back and white undersides with dark bold spotting and streaking on chest and flank. White complete eye ring. Two dark stripes on head with orange in between. Dark malar stripe. "

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Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) (1)
- Reported Sep 08, 2018 06:24 by John Callender
- Coronado Dr.--south end (Goleta Monarch Grove), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4232079,-119.8898008&ll=34.4232079,-119.8898008
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48363617
- Comments: "Continuing. Large warbler, brownish olive above, prominent white eye ring, heavy black streaking on white underparts, black stripe above eye on side of crown, broad orange central crown stripe visible when the bird was facing away. Held tail up while it walk/hopped on the ground, frequently flicking the tail upward. Bird was foraging in the path where it had previously been reported when I arrived; after a few minutes it flew into the underbrush south of the path, then returned to the path behind (west of) me. Very cooperative!"

Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) (1)
- Reported Sep 07, 2018 16:23 by Libby Patten
- Coronado Dr.--south end (Goleta Monarch Grove), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4232079,-119.8898008&ll=34.4232079,-119.8898008
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48363548
- Comments: "Found earlier today by Ron Hirst and refound by Nick Lethaby. On the main trail near the series of manholes. Foraging on the ground, on and near the trail. In the company of other ground foragers - several Song Sparrows, California Towhee and a California Thrasher. Would dart around jerkily and then slow down with a very distinctive pattern of movement - stopping to lift and hold up one foot, then the other, almost like a prance. Brown above, white below. White eye ring, black spots in tracks on underside, orange crown stripe with black edges. Crisp and bright. Will add photos. "

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Re: Ovenbird photos

John Callender
 

I had good views of the bird this morning at 6:35; on the same path where it was seen yesterday. Near (34.4230499,-119.8861931).

John Callender
Carpinteria

Re: Ovenbird photos

Betsy Mooney
 

Yes, thanks for clear, awesome photos, David. I'm hoping to find this bird. 

Betsy

On Fri, Sep 7, 2018 at 4:48 PM, David Levasheff <levaweb@...> wrote:
Posted a few photo on my Flickr Photostream

https://www.flickr.com/photos/levaweb/

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Re: Ovenbird photos

Ron Hirst
 

Super photos and on your flicker site too. When I saw the bird it was agitated and had erected the orange crown feathers making them tangerine. Best, Ron

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Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) (1)
- Reported Sep 07, 2018 15:21 by Maggie Sherriffs
- Coronado Dr.--south end (Goleta Monarch Grove), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4232079,-119.8898008&ll=34.4232079,-119.8898008
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48358240
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Found earlier today by Ron Hirst. Photos. Was foraging and walking right down the main trail through Coronado Grove, E of Coronado Drive."

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Warblers, Elings Park

Hugh Ranson
 

I went to Elings Park this evening. The light was poor and the fog was swirling.
It seemed very quiet until I saw 3 distant warblers in the same fennel clump.
All were what I assumed to be Nashville Warblers. They soon dispersed, but not
before I got slightly better looks. All were very drab, the brightest areas
being the yellow undertails and the white eyerings. One had a yellow wash
across the chest, but I couldn't make out any yellow on the others. I've been
fooled by dull Nashville Warblers before, so I hesitate to say these were not
Nashville's especially because of the poor viewing conditions. Which is a
longwinded way of saying there could be Virginia's Warblers up there. They were
close to the green water tank, just east of the paragliding take off area.

Other birds up there were Lark Sparrow and Say's Phoebe. There were two large
flocks of bushtits feeding in the fennel, indicating there is a good food
source.

Hugh Ranson
Santa Barbara

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Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) (1)
- Reported Sep 07, 2018 15:01 by margeNdon thornton
- LowerDevereuxPuddle, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4233015,-119.8880374&ll=34.4233015,-119.8880374
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48356839
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "small brown bird, quite light underneath with black stripes on breast and flanks. Pronounced eyering. spent most of its time foraging along the path"

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Re: immature Vermilion Flycatcher

Peter Gaede
 

Thanks for the post, Joan. 

I checked the creek briefly around 4PM. No Vermilion Flycatcher, but I did hear the Northern Waterthrush calling from across the creek at 6th Street. I think good things are possible at this location this fall. The creek is now more open, and there are lots of insects present over the saturated soil along the creekbed.

Peter Gaede
Santa Barbara


On Sep 7, 2018, at 3:48 PM, Joan Lentz <joanlentz@...> wrote:

Hi All:  Larry Ballard and I started out looking for the Northern Waterthrush that John Callendar had here yesterday.  No luck on the waterthrush, but a very lost immature Vermilion Flycatcher was down catching insects in the mud, using the logs as a perch, right opposite the sewage treatment plant!  I attach the list and some rather poor photos that at least show how this plumage looks in this species.  At first, I had no idea what I was looking at, to be honest.  Larry called it.  
Point being:  get out birding, because the turn-over is constant at these places we call vagrant traps:  Carp tams, Carp Creek, end of Coronado Dr., Refugio State Beach, Miguelito Park in Lompoc & so on.  
This fall let’s prove to ourselves that we can find as many fall vagrants as they used to “in the good ole days”, and by that I mean constant coverage of key places for migrants. That includes shorebird spots, like the Bird Refuge (also great for landbirds), East Beach outfall, Goleta Beach, Coal Oil Pt., Ocean Beach County Park.  
If you have a chance, go birding every day (peak times Sept 15-Oct. 15), and if it’s foggy, or even windy (north wind), chances are excellent for new birds.  What you don’t want is calm, sunny weather!
Let’s go for it! (excuse the lecture, but hey, some people might not know this).
Oh, and I forgot that Larry and I met a nice new birder today:  Amy Plasket (?) on the Eighth Street Bridge.  There are so many new birders out there now — let’s welcome them & help them as much as we can!

Joan Lentz

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Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) (1)
- Reported Sep 07, 2018 15:21 by Thomas Turner
- Coronado Dr.--south end (Goleta Monarch Grove), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4232079,-119.8898008&ll=34.4232079,-119.8898008
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48354299
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Found earlier today by Ron Hirst. Photos. Was foraging and walking right down the main trail through Coronado Grove, E of Coronado Drive."

Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) (1)
- Reported Sep 07, 2018 14:50 by Rebecca Coulter
- Coronado Dr.--south end (Goleta Monarch Grove), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4232079,-119.8898008&ll=34.4232079,-119.8898008
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48354142
- Comments: "First found by Ron Hirst, seen along same general area of the “car wash” and to the southeast along the main trail. I saw it walking along the trail after Tom Turner re-spotted it. Loosely associating with 3 young Song Sparrows. Unmistakable. Strongly cocked tail, paused frequently with one foot held up. Warm brown above, white below, with heavy black streaking on breast, belly and flanks. Orangey crown stripe not visible to me. Bold white eye ring stood out on brown face. Silent. "

Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) (1)
- Reported Sep 07, 2018 16:10 by Santiago Lupi
- Ellwood Mesa Open Space, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4216023,-119.8887134&ll=34.4216023,-119.8887134
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48354191
- Comments: "Was around a manhole on the main trail. Flew to a patch of poison oak directly south of the trail. "

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Birds Refugio

Dika Golovatchoff
 

I drove out to Refugio this morning in overcast though it cleared up after a while.  Along the creek under bridge to campground were quite a few house sparrows, house finches, a lovely song sparrow.  A couple of warblers flitted around but I was only able to get photos of one in some branches overlooking.  It's the non-descript color of an orange-crowned but the tail seems too long - and the wing bars fairly pronounced for that species.

A Kingbird perched on a wire which looks like an immature bird - and I remember seeing the tropical kingbird there around this time of year. It was not vocalizing.  There were also quite a few Eurasian collared doves on the were and a Mourning dove in the creek.

Nothing of interest on the bit of beach I saw, and there were two juvenile Black-crowned night herons in the creek. 

Getting back to my car I was delighted to find 4 Western Bluebirds perching on the wire and a Lark Sparrow across the road.  I drove to the spot between the two creeks and explored a bit without seeing or hearing a single bird.

A couple of miles further (where I've seen canyon wrens on the large boulders with holes in them) I heard and saw a Nuttall's woodpecker and heard a couple of Acorn Woodpeckers and Wrentits on the right side of the road.  There was a small warbler in the dense overhanging branches but I was not able to focus on it.

I'd be happy for an ID on the Kingbird and the warbler in the photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/digolov/
Dika Golovatchoff, santa barbara

Ovenbird photos

David Levasheff
 

Posted a few photo on my Flickr Photostream

https://www.flickr.com/photos/levaweb/

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Re: Coronado drive warblers

Ron Hirst
 

Hi Nick,  Very dead warbler-wise for me the last few times I've visited this week. Today a Townsends working some possibly lerped euc leaves near the car wash and recently a few OC Warblers. Today 2 Hairy Woodpeckers and a Nuttall's at the car wash. W. Tanager, PS Flycatchers, Wood Pewee, many titmice and wrens in the last few days so things are picking up. Ron

Coronado drive warblers

Nick Lethaby
 

All,

 

I would be interested in any commentary on the general warbler situation in Ellwood. I have now had 3 shortish visits and seen almost no warblers (other than the Ovenbird) and there seem to be very few lerps on the trees.

 

Nick

 

From: main@sbcobirding.groups.io [mailto:main@sbcobirding.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ron Hirst
Sent: Friday, September 07, 2018 1:14 PM
To: main@sbcobirding.groups.io
Subject: [EXTERNAL] [sbcobirding] Coronado drive Ovenbird

 

12:45 below car wash area on ground and mid level trees. Long time since I’ve seen ovenbird locally. Well marked Orange crown stripe, boldly streaked breast, perky stout warbler

immature Vermilion Flycatcher at Carp Creek this a.m.

Joan Lentz (cox.net address)
 

Hi All:  Larry Ballard and I started out looking for the Northern Waterthrush that John Callendar had here yesterday.  No luck on the waterthrush, but a very lost immature Vermilion Flycatcher was down catching insects in the mud, using the logs as a perch, right opposite the sewage treatment plant!  I attach the list and some rather poor photos that at least show how this plumage looks in this species.  At first, I had no idea what I was looking at, to be honest.  Larry called it.  
Point being:  get out birding, because the turn-over is constant at these places we call vagrant traps:  Carp tams, Carp Creek, end of Coronado Dr., Refugio State Beach, Miguelito Park in Lompoc & so on.  
This fall let’s prove to ourselves that we can find as many fall vagrants as they used to “in the good ole days”, and by that I mean constant coverage of key places for migrants. That includes shorebird spots, like the Bird Refuge (also great for landbirds), East Beach outfall, Goleta Beach, Coal Oil Pt., Ocean Beach County Park.  
If you have a chance, go birding every day (peak times Sept 15-Oct. 15), and if it’s foggy, or even windy (north wind), chances are excellent for new birds.  What you don’t want is calm, sunny weather!
Let’s go for it! (excuse the lecture, but hey, some people might not know this).
Oh, and I forgot that Larry and I met a nice new birder today:  Amy Plasket (?) on the Eighth Street Bridge.  There are so many new birders out there now — let’s welcome them & help them as much as we can!

Joan Lentz

Hermit Warbler at Lake Los Carneros

Pete Wolf
 

Still hoping to see the Eastern Kingbird and/or Little Blue Heron... walked around the lake clockwise starting at the SE Cove (sandpipers, yellowlegs, virginia rail, sora, etc.). Just across the path from where I got a couple of pics and a video of a Wilson's Warbler yesterday I saw three more Wilson's Warblers foraging in the pine tree on the left side of the path... then there was a fourth one... but it was different... only the head was yellow. Spent quite a while in horrible lighting with a very active/uncooperative bird trying to get a decent picture.

Latitude: 34.442936 | Longitude: -119.847788

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Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) (1)
- Reported Sep 07, 2018 13:44 by Bradley Hacker
- Coronado Dr.--south end (Goleta Monarch Grove), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4232079,-119.8898008&ll=34.4232079,-119.8898008
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48351823
- Media: 2 Photos

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SMWTP

John Deacon
 

All:

I birded SMWTP briefly today.  High points were Baird's Sandpipers and an Eared Grebe.  I checked out Triangle Pond and Los Alamos WWTP.  Nothing happening at those locations.  On the way back to Orcutt, I had very nice looks at a Golden Eagle flying very low to the ground at the Los Flores Open Space Park.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48352330


John Deacon
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Immature Vermilion Flycatcher in Carpinteria Creek

John Callender
 

After getting a tip from Joan Lentz about a bird found by Larry Ballard and seen by her and him this morning, I was lucky enough to see an immature Vermilion Flycatcher in Carpinteria Creek around 12:30 today. The bird was perching on logs in the creekbed and in the branches of the vegetation on the east side of the creek directly opposite the wastewater treatment plant south of 6th Street. I had good views of the bird by walking along the narrow concrete ledge between the creek and the treatment plant fence.

The bird I saw was a close match for Sibley's illustration of a 1st-year female, except that the yellow wash was confined to a small patch under the wing; I didn't see yellow extending to the undertail coverts.

After about 15 minutes the bird flew south along the creek, perching briefly on the railroad bridge before continuing into the campground on the west side of the lagoon. That was the last I saw of it.

John Callender
Carpinteria

Coronado drive Ovenbird

Ron Hirst
 

12:45 below car wash area on ground and mid level trees. Long time since I’ve seen ovenbird locally. Well marked Orange crown stripe, boldly streaked breast, perky stout warbler