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Correction: Clay-colored Sparrow (was Re: Brewer’s Sparrow along Santa Monica Creek in Carpinteria)

John Callender
 

After much-appreciated input from a couple of experienced birders I've changed the ID to Clay-colored Sparrow. As one of them wrote to me, "There's very little streaking on the nape, the supercilium is clean buffy, it looks like there's a bit of buffiness on the breast, and the median crown stripe looks quite distinct."

Thanks, everyone!

John Callender
Carpinteria


Re: Cackling Goose

Wes Fritz
 

Hi all,
I Agree with Florence. I don’t Ebird or use any social media.

Please post to our list serve. It is nice to read some personality and not have it so sterile.

Thank you and good birding.

Wes Fritz
805 895 0685
wes-fritz@...
Solvang CA

On Oct 14, 2020, at 7:41 PM, Florence Sanchez via groups.io <sanchezucsb11@...> wrote:


Thank you Larry for this post.  However, I saw no posting to sbco birding about either the Pacific Wren or the Scott's Oriole.  

Folks, if you post to e-bird or through the notifyme app, please also post hour sightings to sbco birding.  These were things worth chasing.

Thank you,
Florence Sanchez


On Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 03:17:57 PM PDT, Larry Ballard via groups.io <larryincarp@...> wrote:


One in Carp Creek just above the railroad bridge may be a minima.

I didn't see the Vermilion Flycatcher, Pacific Wren or Scott's Oriole reported there yesterday.

Larry Ballard
Carpinteria CA


Brewer’s Sparrow along Santa Monica Creek in Carpinteria

John Callender
 

I had what I believe was a Brewer’s Sparrow along Santa Monica Creek in Carpinteria this morning. The bird was in a weedy fence line on the west side of the concrete creek channel just north of El Carro Lane. Details (including poor photos) are in this eBird list: 

https://ebird.org/checklist/S74848130

I’m saying Brewer’s Sparrow, but I don’t have a lot of experience with the Brewer’s/Clay-colored distinction, so if people are willing to give me the benefit of their opinions I’ll appreciate it. Thanks!

John Callender
Carpinteria


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*** Species Summary:

- Curlew Sandpiper (2 reports)
- Vermilion Flycatcher (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Green-tailed Towhee (1 report)
- Scott's Oriole (1 report)
- Nashville Warbler (ridgwayi) (1 report)
- Northern Parula (1 report)

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Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Oct 14, 2020 11:21 by Michael Hingerty
- UCSB--East beach (formerly 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/checklist/S74830264
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Spotted along the shore near the last ridge before the black rocks, about .5 miles from the steps. Associating with the groups of sanderlings."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Oct 13, 2020 11:45 by karyl gabriel
- UCSB--East beach (formerly 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/checklist/S74831308
- Comments: "Continuing rarity. Feeding NE of parking lot 6 stairs with Sanderlings, Turnstones and Leasts. Similar size to Sanderling, but more slender and attenuated, long curved bill, black legs, pale supercilium, white below and white rump visible in flight and when preening. Photos to follow."

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)
- Reported Oct 13, 2020 15:27 by Noah Arthur
- Carpinteria Creek, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3930006,-119.5140259&ll=34.3930006,-119.5140259
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74797501
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Stunning find by John Callender near the train tracks. Brilliant female with golden-red stomach and undertail coverts."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Oct 14, 2020 07:57 by David Blue
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.421439,-119.8713662&ll=34.421439,-119.8713662
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74818866
- Comments: "Continuing bird at the east pond bridge, first reported this fall by Libby Patten on September 20, 2020. Distinguished from nearby Cassin’s Kingbirds by its lighter gray head, longer black bill, greenish back, and brighter yellow belly which came higher up on the breast."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1)
- Reported Oct 14, 2020 08:10 by Alex Loos
- Hope Ranch Annex (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4370752,-119.7596846&ll=34.4370752,-119.7596846
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74809397
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Seen foraging in yard near feeders. Both Spotted Towhee and California Towhee briefly stopped by."

Scott's Oriole (Icterus parisorum) (1)
- Reported Oct 13, 2020 15:27 by Noah Arthur
- Carpinteria Creek, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3930006,-119.5140259&ll=34.3930006,-119.5140259
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74797501
- Media: 10 Photos
- Comments: "A very ratty tail-less oriole, in trees above the turk's-cap hibiscus just downstream from the footbridge. Likely hanging around the hibiscus patch for nectar. It was very elusive and difficult to view/photo. In the field I identified it as an Orchard Oriole, but was troubled by the long, hefty bill. Now I'm concluding that it's a Scott's, based on the cold yellow overall coloration, dusky face, black "beard" and large, long curved bill."

Nashville Warbler (ridgwayi) (Leiothlypis ruficapilla ridgwayi) (1)
- Reported Oct 14, 2020 17:03 by Noah Arthur
- Carpinteria Creek, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3930006,-119.5140259&ll=34.3930006,-119.5140259
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74831071
- Comments: "Male with bright green rump and habitual tail-pump, at and near ground level in the thicket below the foot bridge."

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) (1)
- Reported Oct 14, 2020 09:46 by Deven Kammerichs-Berke
- Tipus at 7416 Hollister Drive (LogMeIn), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4303818,-119.8908561&ll=34.4303818,-119.8908561
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74814685
- Comments: "Continuing; in the northwest corner of the parking lot, in the tipus bordering the brick wall. Smallish warbler with greenish-blue upperparts; broken eye ring; double white wing bars; yellow throat; yellow breast with a small chestnut patch separating the breast and throat; white belly and vent; white tail spots."

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Curlew Sandpiper

Florence Sanchez
 

Our Curlew Sandpiper was present this afternoon around 4:15 p.m. on the UCSB east beach.  It was about 200 yards up the beach from the stairs, near the driftwood tepee on the beach.  AS usual, it was hanging with the Sandpipers as they fed actively at the edge of the kelp piles while the tide began to roll in.  

This bird has lost some of the scaliness of its juvenile plumage, but the white supercillium is still very pronounced.  The white rump is still easy to see most of the time.  Even when the bird does not fly, you can usually glimpse it peeking  between the folded wings.

There was a nice assortment of other shorebirds present this afternoon, including Least and Western Sandpipers; Kildeer, Semi-palmated Plovers, and Black-bellied Plovers; Black Turnstones; a lone Willet, Long-billed Curlew, and Whimbrel; and several Marbled Godwits.  A Forster's Tern was foraging just offshore.

Florence Sanchez


Re: Cackling Goose

Florence Sanchez
 

Thank you Larry for this post.  However, I saw no posting to sbco birding about either the Pacific Wren or the Scott's Oriole.  

Folks, if you post to e-bird or through the notifyme app, please also post hour sightings to sbco birding.  These were things worth chasing.

Thank you,
Florence Sanchez


On Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 03:17:57 PM PDT, Larry Ballard via groups.io <larryincarp@...> wrote:


One in Carp Creek just above the railroad bridge may be a minima.

I didn't see the Vermilion Flycatcher, Pacific Wren or Scott's Oriole reported there yesterday.

Larry Ballard
Carpinteria CA


Re: Bittern

Sandra Eacret
 
Edited

At LLC yesterday ~ 3pm. Saw a bittern, picture attached. Seen across the east side of the lake from the asphalt path near my dad’s (Roger Millikan’s) bench. It was at the edge of the reeds and walked east until I couldn’t see it any more.  I’m  inexperienced enough I couldn’t tell whether it is a least bittern or an American, but I saw the American bittern within the last year and this one looked smaller to me. 

Sandra Millikan Eacret 


On Oct 14, 2020, at 3:18 PM, Larry Ballard via groups.io <larryincarp@...> wrote:


One in Carp Creek just above the railroad bridge may be a minima.

I didn't see the Vermilion Flycatcher, Pacific Wren or Scott's Oriole reported there yesterday.

Larry Ballard
Carpinteria CA


Cackling Goose

Larry Ballard
 

One in Carp Creek just above the railroad bridge may be a minima.

I didn't see the Vermilion Flycatcher, Pacific Wren or Scott's Oriole reported there yesterday.

Larry Ballard
Carpinteria CA


Re: Santa Ynez Valley sky, 2020-10-14

Wim van Dam
 

Thanks Nick.

Here it is:

If you have eBird lists for this location, please consider changing the location of your checklist to this hotspot. 

Wim

On Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 1:05 PM Nick Lethaby <nlethaby@...> wrote:
I will submit the logmein location. I will change it to the actual street address.

On Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 12:51 PM Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam@...> wrote:
Today at San Lorenzo Seminary I had a FERRUGINOUS HAWK and at 154 x 246 was a PRAIRIE FALCON. All while registering a balmy 101 Fahrenheit.  

Wim

PS: Can somebody please submit the LogMeIn location as an eBird Hotspot suggestion? Thanks. 

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Wim van Dam (Solvang, CA)
SBCO #387: Curlew Sandpiper



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Nick Lethaby
Goleta, CA

Mobile: 805 284 6200


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Wim van Dam (Solvang, CA)
SBCO #387: Curlew Sandpiper


Re: Santa Ynez Valley sky, 2020-10-14

Dave Compton
 

I support using the street address (or anything more permanent)rather than "LogMeIn" in the name, since the company occupying the space has changed once in the past year or two already.


On Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 1:05 PM Nick Lethaby <nlethaby@...> wrote:
I will submit the logmein location. I will change it to the actual street address.

On Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 12:51 PM Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam@...> wrote:
Today at San Lorenzo Seminary I had a FERRUGINOUS HAWK and at 154 x 246 was a PRAIRIE FALCON. All while registering a balmy 101 Fahrenheit.  

Wim

PS: Can somebody please submit the LogMeIn location as an eBird Hotspot suggestion? Thanks. 

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Wim van Dam (Solvang, CA)
SBCO #387: Curlew Sandpiper



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Nick Lethaby
Goleta, CA

Mobile: 805 284 6200


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Nick Lethaby
Goleta, CA


Farren Road and Bella vista Hawk watch site 10-14

Florence Sanchez
 

I hiked up to the end of Farren Road and back again this morning, starting at 7:30 a.m.  It was not terribly birdy there this morning and it warmed up very fast.  This year, the weeds and grasses along the roadside were mowed early and are almost bare.  In the past, the roadsides have sometimes had a lot of sparrows foraging there but because of the lack of food and cover at roadside, the sparrows were mostly in the fields.

The best bird was a Loggerhead Shrike sitting on a dead shrub well out in the field next to the parking area at the top fo the first rise.  I also had 8 lark Sparrows on the wires across from the reservoir.  The latter had no ducks or other waterfowl on it.

I did a hawk watch on Bella Vista Drive for about an hour, starting at 10:50 a.m.  It was very hot but there was one shady spot along the fence so I parked there and stood mostly in the shade while watching.  A Copper's Hawk was circling over the road when I arrived.  After that, I had just Turkey Vultures and a couple of Red-tailed Hawks for a long time.  These birds may be residents.  Eventually, I caught sight of a very distant falcon that appeared to be a lot like the Peregrine Falcon I saw on Monday.  Rob Lindsay joined me after 11:30 and I left him to continue to observing the nice kettle of Turkey Vultures that developed just before I left.

Florence Sanchez


Re: Santa Ynez Valley sky, 2020-10-14

Nick Lethaby
 

I will submit the logmein location. I will change it to the actual street address.


On Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 12:51 PM Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam@...> wrote:
Today at San Lorenzo Seminary I had a FERRUGINOUS HAWK and at 154 x 246 was a PRAIRIE FALCON. All while registering a balmy 101 Fahrenheit.  

Wim

PS: Can somebody please submit the LogMeIn location as an eBird Hotspot suggestion? Thanks. 

--
Wim van Dam (Solvang, CA)
SBCO #387: Curlew Sandpiper



--
Nick Lethaby
Goleta, CA

Mobile: 805 284 6200


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Nick Lethaby
Goleta, CA


Santa Ynez Valley sky, 2020-10-14

Wim van Dam
 

Today at San Lorenzo Seminary I had a FERRUGINOUS HAWK and at 154 x 246 was a PRAIRIE FALCON. All while registering a balmy 101 Fahrenheit.  

Wim

PS: Can somebody please submit the LogMeIn location as an eBird Hotspot suggestion? Thanks. 

--
Wim van Dam (Solvang, CA)
SBCO #387: Curlew Sandpiper


Northern Parula continues at LogMeIn tipus

Deven Kammerichs-Berke
 

Hi everyone,
The NORTHERN PARULA is still present at the LogMeIn tipus as of 10:40am today. It’s in exactly the same spot that Joan Lentz had it yesterday — the northern corner of the parking lot, bordering brick wall with the railroad track behind it. Besides the parula the tipus are pretty birdy right now; there’s an abundance of (75-80) Audubon’s Warblers, with handfuls (1-5) of Nashville, Orange-crowned, Townsend’s, Black-throated Gray, Yellow, and Wilson’s as well. 

Good birding.

cheers,
Deven kammerichs-Berke
dk1166@...
Santa Paula, CA


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*** Species Summary:

- Curlew Sandpiper (1 report)
- Vermilion Flycatcher (1 report)
- Northern Parula (1 report)

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Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Oct 11, 2020 17:29 by John Toldi
- UCSB--East beach (formerly 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/checklist/S74764778
- Comments: "Continuing bird, seen repeatedly with the sanderlings just north of the lot 6 stairs, actively feeding. Slightly larger but slimmer than nearby sanderlings, long down curved bill, black legs, dark back, white eyebrow, white rump visible, clear whenever it fluttered or briefly flew to next spot."

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)
- Reported Oct 13, 2020 17:38 by John Callender
- Carpinteria Creek, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3930006,-119.5140259&ll=34.3930006,-119.5140259
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74793854
- Comments: "Immature/female type, flycatching from perches on both sides of the creek just north of the railroad bridge. Photos."

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) (1)
- Reported Oct 13, 2020 10:15 by Joan Lentz
- 7620 Hollister Ave, Goleta US-CA 34.43109, -119.89339, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.431085,-119.893394&ll=34.431085,-119.893394
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74783784
- Comments: "Continuing bird found this morning by Adrian O’Laughlin. Bird was in far North western corner of LogMeIn in Tipu trees. I had brief glimpse of a bird with blue back and wings, 2 white wing bars, brilliant yellow chest perhaps a hint of Amber at Neck."

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Northern Parula continues at LogMeIn tipu trees

Joan Lentz (cox.net address)
 

Hi All:  Today, I went w/ Florence Sanchez to check out the Tipu trees at this business park off Hollister Ave. in Goleta. We met a number of other birders there, including Adrian O’Laughlin who refound one of the Northern Parula Warblers that continues here.  It was in the far northwestern-most Tipu tree bordering on the RR tracks right-of-way.  
Still seeing other common migrant warblers, NASHVILLE, BLACK-THROATED GRAY, YELLOW.  Many, many more Yellow-rumped Warblers as the days go by.
On another subject, HAWKWATCH:  both Nick and I have noticed this phenomenon, one of birds migrating along the coastal plain abandoning their journey east and veering off NORTH towards the foothills of the SY Mountains to gain altitude from the thermals before they resume their eastward progress.  Has anyone else observed this about fall migrant raptors?


Good birding!
Joan Lentz


Broad-winged Hawk

Wes Fritz
 

SB Birders

A Broad-winged Hawk is currently moving with the Turkey Vultures at Waller Park in Santa Maria.

Good birding

Wes Fritz
805 895 0685
wes-fritz@verizon.net
Solvang CA


Carp Morning

Rob Denholtz
 

Salt Marsh: 8 Yellow-crowned Night Herons (6 in the Nature Park; 2 in Franklin Creek). This is the most I’ve seen here at any one time.

Basin 3: Osprey, again and again. Has become an almost daily sighting.

Everywhere: large busy flocks of White-crowned Sparrows.

Rob Denholtz
Carp

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Carpinteria


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*** Species Summary:

- Northern Bobwhite (3 reports)
- Curlew Sandpiper (5 reports)
- Laughing Gull (1 report)
- Ring-billed Gull (2 reports)
- Broad-winged Hawk (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (2 reports)
- Green-tailed Towhee (1 report)
- Northern Waterthrush (1 report)
- Lazuli Bunting (3 reports)

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Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) (2)
- Reported Oct 12, 2020 09:00 by Don Higgins
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4430879,-119.8483086&ll=34.4430879,-119.8483086
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74737988
- Comments: "Winter plumage"

Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) (2)
- Reported Oct 12, 2020 09:24 by margeNdon thornton
- Lake Los Carneros Park, 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/checklist/S74743960
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "a male and a female seen from the path to the closed boardwalk(from the west)"

Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) (2)
- Reported Oct 12, 2020 08:40 by Susanne Meyer
- Lake Los Carneros Park, 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/checklist/S74749886
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "In the brush just a few feet south of the west end of the footbridge. Not shy at all. Easily found thanks to Adrian!"

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Oct 12, 2020 15:18 by Bob Toleno
- UCSB--East beach (formerly 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/checklist/S74760264
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing near the base of the stairs at lot 6. Medium-sized calidris, slightly longer than a Sanderling, but with a more slender build, long droopy bill, mostly dull grayish plumage in apparent prebasic molt, pale supercilium, black legs, and white rump."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Oct 12, 2020 15:18 by Juli Chamberlin
- UCSB--East beach (formerly 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/checklist/S74760263
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing near the base of the stairs at lot 6. Medium-sized calidris, slightly longer than a Sanderling, but with a more slender build, long droopy bill, mostly dull grayish plumage in apparent prebasic molt, pale supercilium, and black legs."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Oct 12, 2020 10:00 by Leo Edson
- UCSB--East beach (formerly 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/checklist/S74753468
- Comments: "Continuing"

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Oct 12, 2020 09:00 by John Thomlinson
- UCSB--East beach (formerly 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/checklist/S74752189
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "0.5 miles north/east (i.e. cliffs on the left, ocean on the right) from steps down from Lot 6, just before the black rock outcropping. Long-legged, larger than Sanderling, slighter than Black Turnstone. Pale supercilium, white rump, downcurved bill."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Oct 11, 2020 16:20 by Sharif Uddin
- UCSB--East beach (formerly 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/checklist/S74740011
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "North of the lot 6 stairs."

Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla) (1)
- Reported Oct 12, 2020 07:45 by Lisa Walker-Roseman
- Jalama Beach County Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.5107959,-120.5023324&ll=34.5107959,-120.5023324
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74747162
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "bird was out in the water distant from shore"

Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) (1)
- Reported Oct 12, 2020 10:20 by Lori Gaskin
- Santa Cruz Island--Prisoners Harbor, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.0187319,-119.6821404&ll=34.0187319,-119.6821404
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74762510
- Comments: "Sub-adult medium-small gull. Bill fleshy base with black tip, mantle feathers (those that were new) pale gray. Head small, rounded. Smaller than nearby Western Gulls, about the same size as nearby Heermann’s."

Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) (1)
- Reported Oct 12, 2020 10:20 by Mark Holmgren
- Santa Cruz Island--Prisoners Harbor, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.0187319,-119.6821404&ll=34.0187319,-119.6821404
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74761976
- Comments: "Sub-adult medium-small gull. Bill fleshy base with black tip, mantle feathers (those that were new) pale gray. Head small, rounded. Smaller than nearby Western Gulls, about the same size as nearby Heermann’s."

Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus) (2)
- Reported Oct 11, 2020 08:48 by Deann Purcell
- Oak Grove neighborhood, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.440932,-119.606031&ll=34.440932,-119.606031
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74698484
- Comments: "We were at Piedras and Oak Grove about 10:15 am when we saw three hawks circling in a group to the north. We identified one as a red-tailed hawk but we were unsure about the other two. The red-tailed hawk appeared larger than the other two birds. The other two were mostly white underneath, with black wingtips. Eventually, the red-tailed hawk left the circle and the other two continued to circle to the north. As we weren't sure what else they could be (we weren't thinking of broad-winged hawks at the time), we eventually made the assumption that the original three was a group of red-tailed hawks, though the two didn't look like red-tailed hawks to either of us. Later, seeing John C.'s photos and description allowed us to make the connection that we had seen the same two broad-winged hawks that he had. The two birds in question looked the same as those in John's photos, their behavior was the same, and we saw them just to the west of John about 15 minutes before he saw them."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Oct 12, 2020 10:37 by John Deacon
- Fairway Drive x A Street, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.913315,-120.46393&ll=34.913315,-120.46393
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74743878
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Bright yellow breast almost up to chin area. Bill stouter than nearby CAKI. The bird was observed flycatching and the solid yellow breast was striking. The angle of this photo isn't the best but one can almost see the notch in the tail. I observed this bird and a Cassin's Kingbird harassing each other. The more prominent yellow breast was obvious in the TRKI. Located in small dead pines west of Fairway and A. A field is being plowed adjacent to the small dead pines."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Oct 12, 2020 08:03 by David Blue
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.421439,-119.8713662&ll=34.421439,-119.8713662
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74743919
- Comments: "Continuing since September 20, 2020. Excellent comparisons with a nearby Western Kingbird and three Cassin’s Kingbirds."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1)
- Reported Oct 12, 2020 08:02 by Alex Loos
- Hope Ranch Annex (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4370752,-119.7596846&ll=34.4370752,-119.7596846
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74738364
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "First seen foraging by feeder with White-crowned Sparrows in yard (blurry photo taken through window). After a while bird showed up in front of home office window and started drying itself partially hidden in vegetation then on the ground. Video link to be posted."

Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 10, 2020 06:12 by NewHaven BirdClub
- Haskell's Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.43042,-119.915231&ll=34.43042,-119.915231
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74741317
- Comments: "On the edge of the creek in Bell Canyon. Mid-size songbird, larger and chunkier than typical warbler. Vigorously bobbing its rear end. Brown above, pale below with distinct dark stripes on breast and flanks. Pale eyebrow contrasting with dark eyeline."

Lazuli Bunting (Passerina amoena) (1)
- Reported Oct 11, 2020 10:30 by Scott Scheinhaus
- Santa Cruz Island (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.005339,-119.773813&ll=34.005339,-119.773813
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74724157

Lazuli Bunting (Passerina amoena) (1)
- Reported Oct 12, 2020 10:20 by Lori Gaskin
- Santa Cruz Island--Prisoners Harbor, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.0187319,-119.6821404&ll=34.0187319,-119.6821404
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74762510
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Immature, foraging near base of pier at Prisoner's Harbor."

Lazuli Bunting (Passerina amoena) (1)
- Reported Oct 12, 2020 10:20 by Mark Holmgren
- Santa Cruz Island--Prisoners Harbor, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.0187319,-119.6821404&ll=34.0187319,-119.6821404
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74761976
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Immature, foraging near base of pier at Prisoner's Harbor."

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Jamie Chavez
 

Interesting to see, but escapes and exotics are not standard subject matter for sbcobirding.

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