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Yellow-billed Magpies - Funny group scene

Peter Schneekloth
 

At S bound 101 off ramp for Los Alamos I came across this scene of Yellow-billed Magpies perched on wires. Their combined weight was causing the wire to twist and it was quite the team effort as they all counter balanced at once, tails flipping up in perfect unison.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/55934026@N05/49975694887/in/dateposted-public/

Peter Schneekloth
Buellton


Horned Lark at Elings Park

Hugh Ranson <zonetail@...>
 

At 12:30 there was an approachable adult Horned Lark walking around on the paths on the south side of Elings Park (east of the bike jump). Interestingly, there was a family group there five years ago to the day. This from Lehman: "A family group of 2 adults and 2 juveniles at Elings Park...5 June 2016 is indicative of local breeding at that site."

There has been a definite uptick in numbers of birds at the park in the last week, many of them post breeders with young, taking advantage, I believe, of an abundant food source. The top of the park was grazed by sheep, then we had some decent late rains, which resulted in good plant growth. There's a gang of 30+ munias, many Lesser Goldfinches, and a couple of species in decent numbers that are not usually present there, American Crow and Western Bluebird. There was a young male Blue Grosbeak there until last week, but I haven't seen him lately.

Hugh Ranson
Santa Barbara



no Reddish Egret yesterday

Larry Ballard
 

I walked to the mouth of the Carp marsh yesterday afternoon at low tide but didn't see the Reddish Egret, which left me feeling a little blue. Three Long-billed Curlews and a single Semipalmated Plover were roosting there.

Larry Ballard
Carpinteria


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- Rufous Hummingbird (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)

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Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) (1)
- Reported Jun 04, 2020 18:12 by brody pozzebon
- Toro Canyon Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4324011,-119.5545316&ll=34.4324011,-119.5545316
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70063511
- Comments: "It was reddish orange so I really think it was a rufous hummingbird"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Jun 04, 2020 11:16 by Libby Patten
- Goleta Beach County Park (including east end of Goleta Slough), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4171771,-119.829812&ll=34.4171771,-119.829812
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70068009
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Immature. Thick dark gray bill. Tall legs. Grayer than immature BCNH. On south shore of channel, just east of entrance bridge, where BCNH also roost during the day."

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Marsh birding

Florence Sanchez
 

I checked out some of our marsh areas this morning.  The birding overall was as dull as the skies but here are a couple of notes that might be of interest.

At the Carpinteria salt marsh, I had a flyover of three Ibis (presumably White-faced) flying west.  About 15 minutes later, what was most likely the same flock of three came back over the marsh, this time flying east.  No sign of a Reddish Egret, but I could not access the slough entrance.

At Devereux, I noted a flock of 20 Caspian terns resting on a sandbar in the middle of the slough.  If this flock persists, it should be checked regularly a summer progresses for other tern species.

Florence Sanchez


Goleta, Area K and Devereux today

Mark Holmgren
 

I’m again surprised to see 3 White-faced Ibis at Area K. Two of these birds were in quite close association, but only foraging. Noteworthy also is the lack of blackbirds carrying food into the marsh east of Area K, which says to me something is wrong there, at least for Red-winged Blackbirds.  There should be a fury of commuting and food carrying activity into that marsh.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S70050104

 

I agree with Nick on the large numbers of Greater Yellowlegs at Devereux, but in my visit to Area K I saw none. 

 

Certainly two Eucalyptus clusters are being used for Great Blue Heron and Great Egret breeding on the west side of Devereux Slough and possibly the middle Euc cluster is also active.  2 fledgling herons were in the slough looking rather helpless and others are still in the nest.  One nest in the southern Euc cluster has 3 big babies.  A nestling GrEg is in one of 2 egret nests in the northern Euc cluster. At a minimum, I count 7 (maybe 9) GBHe nests visible (were they all active?) and 2 GrEg nests ongoing.

We have nests with nestlings or fledglings of Red-tailed Hawks in both the north and south fingers of the slough.  I haven’t calculated the distance between them, but they’re pretty close.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S70061209


SB Audubon, in discussion with IV Parks and Recreation, was able to at least delay the “wood work” (tree trimming) scheduled to begin soon in the riparian where the White-eyed Vireo and Amer. Redstart have been.  Our concern was not about the project, but its timing.  Resightings of these birds are still helpful.

 

Mark Holmgren

San Marcos Pass


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Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Jun 02, 2020 16:00 by Mario Borunda
- Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3996863,-119.5353699&ll=34.3996863,-119.5353699
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70007624
- Comments: "Clear look near river mouth. Red/rufous plumage on neck and head. Blue tinge to body. It was standing next to a Snowy Egret and was clearly taller (five inches or so) and larger."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 02, 2020 15:35 by John Callender
- Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3996863,-119.5353699&ll=34.3996863,-119.5353699
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69988115
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Near the mouth of the Carpinteria Salt Marsh where it was found earlier by Larry Ballard. Seen from the marsh entrance near the beach after walking west along the beach from Ash Avenue. Smallish heron (compared to nearby roosting Western Gulls), dark blue with somewhat browner head and neck, dark beak. Originally reported by Larry as Reddish Egret, then I initially submitted in this list as a Little Blue Heron. After getting helpful feedback from Dave Compton I’ve changed the ID to Reddish Egret. Dave points out this bird’s relatively long-necked, long-legged structure, and the contrast between the dark neck and somewhat lighter breast and belly. Also, Larry mentioned that in his initial viewing of the bird he observed it canopy feeding briefly."

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Re: Correction — Little Blue Heron

Dave Compton
 

Well, my turn to mispeak. It's a Reddish Egret, but please ignore my comment about eye color. Dave C.


On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 11:53 PM Dave Compton via groups.io <davcompton60=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi everyone,

There are photos of this bird in eBird:


Definitely a Reddish Egret (see structure, plumage, eye color), and not a Little Blue Heron.

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara

On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 3:44 PM Larry Ballard via groups.io <larryincarp=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Went back with a scope and walked up the beach from Ash Ave. Watching the bird now with John C.




Re: Correction — Little Blue Heron

Dave Compton
 

Hi everyone,

There are photos of this bird in eBird:


Definitely a Reddish Egret (see structure, plumage, eye color), and not a Little Blue Heron.

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara

On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 3:44 PM Larry Ballard via groups.io <larryincarp=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Went back with a scope and walked up the beach from Ash Ave. Watching the bird now with John C.




Correction — Little Blue Heron

Larry Ballard
 

Went back with a scope and walked up the beach from Ash Ave. Watching the bird now with John C.


Reddish Egret

Larry Ballard
 

One at the mouth of Carp salt marsh. Larry Ballard. Carpinteria


Re: American Redstart

Florence Sanchez
 

I looked for the American Redstart this morning, starting at about 7:30 a.m. without any success.  The section of the Creek indicated on the eBird map was really dead this morning.  I walked upstream as far as I could along the maintained path but did not see or hear it there.  At Cortuna Road, I found a singing Warbling Vireo and a very active Yellow Warbler as well as a few common birds.

I didn't post at the time, but last Friday I hiked a little of the Sweetwater trail that begins at the Bradley Dam observation point parking lot.  It was a very pleasant hike on an overcast morning.  Most of the birds found were expected oak woodland species, but I also heard a singing Cassin's Vireo in a group of coast live oaks about a half mile along the trail.  A family of wild Turkeys with 8 good-sized chicks was a pleasant surprise.

Clarkia display along the trail was still very nice, with both types found.  I didn't turn up a Mariposa Lily, but in with the Clarkias I found a few plants of Blue Larkspur, Delphinium parryi.

Florence Sanchez


On Sunday, May 31, 2020, 09:38:28 AM PDT, Thomas Turner <habarimbu@...> wrote:


I had another immature male American Redstart today, on Tecolotito creek. Singing. It was along the riparian edge closer to the parking lot of the business park, about here: 34.434890, -119.863226.


Tom Turner

Isla Vista




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- White-eyed Vireo (2 reports)
- American Redstart (2 reports)

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Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1)
- Reported May 30, 2020 10:50 by margeNdon thornton
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69905966
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Sharing the log perch with a much larger DoubleCrested Cormorant. Mostly gray face with white vee edge of gular patch."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1)
- Reported May 31, 2020 10:25 by Lukas Le Grice
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69917164
- Comments: "Continuing. Heard and saw briefly sitting in a tree above my head. Yellowish belly and white iris."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1)
- Reported May 31, 2020 08:43 by Lori Gaskin
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69891743
- Comments: "Heard it in the willows within the swale west of wooden bridge. Perched briefly on dead tree within swale. Vocalized for a few seconds and flew off to the west. Quick view of white iris, wing bars, and light yellow breast."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1)
- Reported May 31, 2020 10:13 by margeNdon thornton
- Tecolotito Creek, north of Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.431691,-119.8583293&ll=34.431691,-119.8583293
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69903153
- Comments: "A small grayish warbler with bright yellow spots on the tail and sides. Located by Libby Patton in the willows along the creek in about the area indicated by Tom Turner."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1)
- Reported May 31, 2020 09:59 by Libby Patten
- Tecolotito Creek, north of Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.431691,-119.8583293&ll=34.431691,-119.8583293
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69896840
- Media: 1 Audio
- Comments: "Found earlier this morning by Tom Turner. Singing frequently. Seen for a couple of brief glimpses on south side of creek, just north of business parking lot. In dense vegetation, so hard to see and many Bushtit were moving around the same area, which made finding the Redstart visually even more challenging. Tended to stay at 15 feet or lower in trees. Gray warbler with yellow patches on sides, tail and wings. Its song was similar to a Yellow Warbler, except with only one low note at the end."

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- Neotropic Cormorant (1 report)
- White-eyed Vireo (4 reports)
- American Redstart (2 reports)

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Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1)
- Reported May 30, 2020 09:46 by Andrew McGrath
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69847489
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Lighter and smaller than other DC cormorants with short tail"

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1)
- Reported May 30, 2020 18:27 by Scott Terrill
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69868370
- Comments: "Continuing. Photos to be added."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 30, 2020 07:50 by Dennis Doordan
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69849731
- Comments: "Singing in the eucalyptus trees; two other birders also saw this specimen while I was there"

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 30, 2020 07:39 by Linus Blomqvist
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69849614
- Media: 1 Audio
- Comments: "Continuing. Heard well. Got a brief glimpse of it but didn't really see much more than a warbler-sized, greenish bird with white wing bands."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 30, 2020 07:37 by Chris Dean
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69845056
- Media: 2 Audio
- Comments: "Continuing. Heard singing soon after we arrived, northeast of gazebo. Song stared and ended with “chick.” Briefly saw vireo’s yellow sides as the bird chased a titmouse. Recordings."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 28, 2020 07:33 by Rob Denholtz
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69761771
- Comments: "Sighted at entrance to Open Space from Camino Corto Rd, in the oaks immediately upon entering. Bright and obvious yellow markings on side, wing, and tail. Upper body seemed darker but not black, unlike gray of females. It did not vocalize during sighting."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1)
- Reported May 31, 2020 08:34 by Thomas Turner
- Tecolotito Creek, north of Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.431691,-119.8583293&ll=34.431691,-119.8583293
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69889882
- Media: 1 Audio
- Comments: "Large grey warbler with bright yellow patches on sides of body, back of wins, and tail. Singing. Will post song recording."

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American Redstart

Thomas Turner
 

I had another immature male American Redstart today, on Tecolotito creek. Singing. It was along the riparian edge closer to the parking lot of the business park, about here: 34.434890, -119.863226.

Full list: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69889882

Tom Turner

Isla Vista


White-eyed Vireo

Robert Lindsay
 

I heard but did not see the WEVI in the early afternoon at the Camino Corto Open Space, first in trees on the north side and later in oaks on the south side. It does seem to move around a lot and tends to stay deep in the vegetation. Curtis Marantz was also there and did get his eyes on the bird several times. No sign of the recently reported Redstart or any other birds of interest that I was aware of.

That's all,
Rob Lindsay


Re: No luck with White-eyed Vireo or Redstart

Florence Sanchez
 

I had the Vireo this morning around 7:30 or so.  It was singing loudly and often deep in the willows in Camino Corto Open Space but was hard to see.  I checked for the American Redstart, but I did not find it there nor in the willows off West Campus Lane.

Florence Sanchez

On Saturday, May 30, 2020, 10:37:55 AM PDT, Linus Blomqvist <linus.blomqvist@...> wrote:


I heard and saw the vireo this morning around 7.30 am along with a few other people. The least time I saw it, it had crossed Fortuna road into the residential area. No sign of the redstart though. 

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On Sat, May 30, 2020, 10:17 AM Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33@...> wrote:
There are about six people wandering around this riparian between Isla Vista and Devereux  Slough. I’ve found no one who has spotted either bird yet.

Mark Holmgren
SM Pass



Re: No luck with White-eyed Vireo or Redstart

Linus Blomqvist
 

I heard and saw the vireo this morning around 7.30 am along with a few other people. The least time I saw it, it had crossed Fortuna road into the residential area. No sign of the redstart though. 

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linusblomqvist.com

On Sat, May 30, 2020, 10:17 AM Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33@...> wrote:
There are about six people wandering around this riparian between Isla Vista and Devereux  Slough. I’ve found no one who has spotted either bird yet.

Mark Holmgren
SM Pass



No luck with White-eyed Vireo or Redstart

Mark Holmgren
 

There are about six people wandering around this riparian between Isla Vista and Devereux Slough. I’ve found no one who has spotted either bird yet.

Mark Holmgren
SM Pass


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- Bufflehead (1 report)
- Common Ground Dove (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (2 reports)
- White-eyed Vireo (3 reports)
- American Redstart (4 reports)

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Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) (1)
- Reported May 30, 2020 08:36 by John Deacon
- Santa Maria Mesa Road Ponds, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.8837715,-120.279007&ll=34.8837715,-120.279007
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69843283
- Comments: "Photo to be added. Ongoing male."

Common Ground Dove (Columbina passerina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 29, 2020 09:28 by David Blue
- 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/checklist/S69810201
- Comments: "Heard only. A low mournful “hooo-oop” repeated at about a one second interval. South of the palm tree on the first rise south of the gate."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported May 29, 2020 18:12 by George Chapman
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69819092
- Comments: "White eyeline, bordered by black, dark bill."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported May 29, 2020 18:12 by James Chapman
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69822403
- Comments: "White eyeline, bordered by black, dark bill."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 29, 2020 09:45 by Thomas Turner
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69798835
- Media: 1 Audio
- Comments: "Continuing. Singing."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 29, 2020 07:01 by Cameron Tescher
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69795908
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Seen north of the West Campus Faculty Housing north of West Campus Lane near the fork. Then slowly moved east towards the abandoned house. Very vocal with its raspy song and was able to see every once in a while where it had a yellow eyelash, yellow rump, and white eye. Photos."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 28, 2020 11:15 by ANDREA BRUCE
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69810561
- Media: 1 Audio
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Good look for several minutes. Underparts white/gray with yellow tinge. Yellow sides and flank. Yellow stripe from upper beak (mandible) to eye, that had clear white iris. Two white wing bars. Singing loudly. Located about 75-100 yards directly north of Gazebo in Tierra de Fortuna Park at end of Fortuna Rd (34°24′47″ N 119°52′8″ W). Moved between tallest Euc 75 yards directly north of Gazebo to oaks about 100 yards n of Gazebo."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 29, 2020 09:45 by Thomas Turner
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69798835
- Media: 1 Photo, 1 Audio
- Comments: "Immature male. Singing."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 29, 2020 07:01 by Cameron Tescher
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69795908
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Lifer! First saw an hour ago on a graffitied oak tree at around 7:15 and then moved into the willows just west of the eucalyptus singing. Could not relocate it until an hour later where it was kept singing and ran into Nick where we found it on a eucalyptes on the opposite side of the park singing (probably 100 yards north). Photos."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 28, 2020 07:33 by ANDREA BRUCE
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69810480
- Comments: "Sighted at entrance to Open Space from Camino Corto Rd, in the oaks immediately upon entering. Bright and obvious yellow markings on side, wing, and tail. Upper body seemed darker but not black, unlike gray of females. It did not vocalize during sighting."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 28, 2020 07:33 by Mario Borunda
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69765768
- Comments: "Sighted at entrance to Open Space from Camino Corto Rd, in the oaks immediately upon entering. Bright and obvious yellow markings on side, wing, and tail. Upper body seemed darker but not black, unlike gray of females. It did not vocalize during sighting."

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