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Backyard - Pacific-slope Flycatcher

Peter Schneekloth
 

Ran out to Jalama Beach this morning found only expected birds. When I walked in the front door and looked out back there was an empid. I had the camera slung over my shoulder and managed a few quick shots through double panes. It looks OK for Pac Slope. Looks here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/55934026@N05/50583855263/in/dateposted-public/ 

Peter Schneekloth
Buellton


Atascadero Creek

Nick Lethaby
 

All,

I walked Atascadero Creek west of Patterson and pretty much doubled my life total of eastern warblers there. Unfortunately this has more to do how little I have seen in the past there.

Close to Patterson I had a Black-and-white. I next had a adult male Redstart just downstream of where the flowing side creek enters. On the way back I had a female redstart just W of the homeless encampment.

At Sandpiper Golf Course, the goose flock contained 5 Cacklings.

Nick

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Nick Lethaby
Goleta, CA


Has anyone seen the Wagtail at Leadbetter today?

Ria Marsh
 

Ria Marsh


San Marcos Foothills

Rebecca Coulter
 

Greetings birders,
I walked up the east side of SMF Preserve this morning, entering from the gate at the top of Antone Rd. It was chilly to start and a little quiet, but activity picked up as the sun warmed everything. I went up to the partially burned oak woodland on the saddle trail that runs east-west, where Lewis’s Woodpeckers have been seen in past years—not today. But I did have a Loggerhead Shrike hunting, heard a Common Raven up the foothills, and three Northern Harriers that spiraled up on a thermal together. Just a few minutes later I saw an immature Harrier come down to the ground in a small arroyo, and stay there for awhile, though not obviously eating anything. It appeared to be standing watch over a hole or crevice. At that point I couldn’t see the small kettle of three soaring any longer, so can’t be sure this wasn’t one of them that had come down. White-crowned, Golden-crowned, Song, Savannah, and Lincoln’s sparrows foraged in good numbers on the lower section of the trail, and back at the car I heard Red-breasted Nuthatch in the conifers nearby (hah, if we're still mentioning this species this year, given their relative abundance). My eBird list here:

Good birding,
Rebecca Coulter
SB


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*** Species Summary:

- Common Merganser (1 report)
- Northern Bobwhite (1 report)
- Curlew Sandpiper (1 report)
- White Wagtail (13 reports)

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Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (2)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 09:13 by Andrew McGrath
- UC Santa Barbara--Campus Lagoon, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4076516,-119.845165&ll=34.4076516,-119.845165
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76002238
- Comments: "2 females. No crest visible. White neck and cheek contrasting with head"

Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) (2)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 11:30 by Dennis Doordan
- 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/S76019662
- Comments: "A pair foraging along the path north east of the Stow House where the trail leads down to the footbridge (closed for repaired). This is the second time I have see the pair in the same location."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 13:32 by Scott Terrill
- 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/S76014865
- Comments: "Continuing. Documentation will be added."

White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 14:25 by Bobby Figarotta
- Leadbetter Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4021207,-119.6984911&ll=34.4021207,-119.6984911
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76021550
- Comments: "Continuing bird flying back and forth along beach. Pics to be added later."

White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 14:25 by brendan galvin
- Leadbetter Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4021207,-119.6984911&ll=34.4021207,-119.6984911
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76021565
- Comments: "Continuing bird flying back and forth along beach. Pics to be added later."

White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 14:25 by Paul Galvin
- Leadbetter Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4021207,-119.6984911&ll=34.4021207,-119.6984911
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76028282
- Comments: "Continuing bird flying back and forth along beach. Pics to be added later."

White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 10:45 by Lucy London
- Leadbetter Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4021207,-119.6984911&ll=34.4021207,-119.6984911
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76013295
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Seen by the small pond foraging near roosting gulls. Eventually flew down the beach and landed near
the closest blue lifeguard tower. Called twice when took flight."

White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 09:58 by John Mueller
- Leadbetter Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4021207,-119.6984911&ll=34.4021207,-119.6984911
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76013188
- Comments: "Continuing bird found yesterday afternoon by Adam Searcy. When I got to the waterline other birders about 100y north indicated "it's up!" and were pointing to it high in the sky as it flew south towards the yacht club area. Myself and another man (along with his wife and young child) were not able to see it in the air. About 5 minutes later I saw what appeared to be a mockingbird-sized and shaped bird at the very southern end of Leadbetter Beach flirting with the waterline. It was a walker, not a hopper. From a distance the head was different but the tail prolonged. Appeared to be about the size of a NOMO. It then hid closer to the kelp a few feet away. A family and their unleashed dog then approached the area and I saw something jump and start heading back towards us. I told the other guy something was coming, almost the size of a dunlin or other medium shorebird. It's flight was almost warbler-like, not shorebird and it went alone. I pointed to it as it flew low (15ft) over the waterline above us and the other person (did not get name) said, "yep, that's it!" and continued to follow it until it landed about 200ft past us to the north with the gull flock. In flight one could see the tail extended to stabilize in flight as well as a pipit-shaped head and dark triangle on the throat. It did not vocalize as it passed. Other unleashed dogs were being taken up and down the beach so the flocks of gulls and shorebirds continued to move while we were there. Photos were not obtainable.
Bird appears to use the entire shore on Leadbetter beach from the concrete jetty-like area near the yacht club all the way up to the end of the beach staying for about 5-10 min at a time before moving again. According to others there, it has also visited the drainage outtake near the restaurant."

White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 08:27 by Andrew McGrath
- Leadbetter Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4021207,-119.6984911&ll=34.4021207,-119.6984911
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75996820
- Comments: "Continuing."

White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 08:15 by Kathy Burba
- Leadbetter Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4021207,-119.6984911&ll=34.4021207,-119.6984911
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75997408
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "first seen by Lori Girsh, found at Water runoff site near shoreline cafe. Very windy, no people there."

White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 08:15 by Joan Kent
- Leadbetter Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4021207,-119.6984911&ll=34.4021207,-119.6984911
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76008169
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Slender gray and white bird with long black tail with white edges that is constantly moving up/down. Gray head, nape and mantle, and white wing bars, White belly with light gray sides next to a medium gray breast patch. Black eye with dark eye line and bright white supercilium. Straight black bill with small lighter area at base. Lots of body motion as it walks and very undulating flight."

White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 08:13 by Santiago Lupi
- Leadbetter Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4021207,-119.6984911&ll=34.4021207,-119.6984911
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76000054
- Comments: "Found yesterday by Adam Searcy. Pretty small, long tailed bird. The tail was black and white, with the white on the outer edges. Black triangular patch on its chest, white supercilium. Made a few short calls during flight. It got flushed a lot by people walking on the beach, and it was very active, jumping and wagging its tail. Seen with many others."

White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 07:55 by Neil Zhang
- Leadbetter Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4021207,-119.6984911&ll=34.4021207,-119.6984911
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75997026
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "a gray bird with long black tail, gray eye stripe and black breast"

White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 07:30 by Barbara Millett
- Leadbetter Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4021237,-119.6819557&ll=34.4021237,-119.6819557
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76027490
- Comments: "Bird about the size of a Mockingbird, but with long black tail with white outer tail feathers. Gray head and back, white wing bars. White face with gray line through eye. Dark gray V-shaped smudge on upper breast. Foraged on flies among the beach wrack, moved frequently up & down beach due to disturbance by walkers and dogs. Flight call heard several times."

White Wagtail (Motacilla alba)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 07:20 by Dennis Doordan
- Leadbetter Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4021207,-119.6984911&ll=34.4021207,-119.6984911
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76005025
- Comments: "A singel specimen, gray, black, and white, long-tailed bird with triangular black bib on upper chest foraging along the beach west of the harbor jetty, behind the boat yard. Very active, it would fly a short distance when disturbed, but return to the water edge to feed among piles of seaweed."

White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 06:02 by John Callender
- Leadbetter Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4021207,-119.6984911&ll=34.4021207,-119.6984911
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75990222
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing on the beach, first near (34.4018518, -119.6980619); later it was closer to the yacht club near (34.4027938, -119.6945053)."

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White-throated Sparrow

Adrian O'Loghlen
 

Today (Sun) for the first time this season a White-throated Sparrow joined the mixed sparrow flock that regularly feeds in my backyard in north Goleta.  Other species present included Fox, Lincoln, Golden- and White-crowned Sparrows.

https://flic.kr/ps/2A7WDv

Adrian O'Loghlen
Goleta


Santa Maria/Guadalupe CBC

John Deacon
 

All:

It appears that the Santa Maria/Guadalupe CBC is on for Sunday, December 27, 2020.  Obviously, COVID 19 will impact the way we conduct the count, but we still should be able to perform an effective and safe count.  One thing is almost for sure; the weather should be better than it was last year.  Last year's hardy bunch of birders logged 135 species in spite of cold, rain and wind almost the entire day.  Several seasoned birders commented that this was the worst weather that they had ever experienced on a CBC.  

For those of you that haven't participated on this count, please consider getting involved.  Because of the large area and the great diversity of habitat, the lack of birders has assuredly resulted in fewer species and numbers of species being documented.  Last year was the 40th year for this count.  Let's make the 41st year the best ever.

If you are interested, please contact me at the email address or cell number listed below.  For your interest, I've attached a copy of our 2019 report results for last year.

John Deacon
iseekbirds@...

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Orcutt


Re: White Wagtail

Steven Gaulin
 

White Wagtail still present at 8:00 AM in the same area as reported by John Calllendar earlier today.

Steven Gaulin
Santa Barbara


Cachuma CBC show of hands. Tentative date 12/30

Peter Schneekloth
 

All - (Please reply to ME ONLY) We are looking for an early show of hands for the Cachuma CBC, tentative date Wednesday, December 30th. No formal decision on go-no-go to be made until November 15th per Audubon, but we need to know interest level to make that decision. There are almost certainly going to be pandemic related restrictions on what we can do as far as assembling groups so the sooner we have your name on the list the better.

Thank you and again reply ME ONLY.

Peter Schneekloth
Buellton


Re: White Wagtail

John Callender
 

The bird continues Sunday morning at sunrise near (34.4018518, -119.6980619).

John Callender
Carpinteria


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*** Species Summary:

- Greater Scaup (1 report)
- Costa's Hummingbird (1 report)
- Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (1 report)
- Western Bluebird (1 report)
- White Wagtail (9 reports)
- MacGillivray's Warbler (1 report)

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Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) (6)
- Reported Nov 04, 2020 10:30 by Mark Holmgren
- Santa Ynez River Estuary, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.690362,-120.600358&ll=34.690362,-120.600358
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75841422
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Strong feature is the head shape--high point of crown anterior or immediately above the eye. A weaker indication is on average the dark nail at the bill tip is slightly expanded relative to that of Lesser Scaup."

Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae) (1)
- Reported Nov 07, 2020 09:00 by Jenny Slaughter
- 1255 Franciscan Ct, Carpinteria US-CA (34.4071,-119.5379), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4071,-119.537894&ll=34.4071,-119.537894
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75964244
- Comments: "Continuing adult male"

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) (1)
- Reported Nov 07, 2020 11:00 by David Compton
- Miguelito County Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.593129,-120.4701734&ll=34.593129,-120.4701734
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75967854
- Comments: "Seen clearly only from behind and in profile, so I never saw the throat. I saw the messy pattern of yellowish spots on the back pretty well, and saw that it had just a hint of red on the nape. The crown was solid red. So, it was an adult, but I'm not sure of the age."

Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana) (2)
- Reported Nov 06, 2020 15:19 by Christian Cortez
- Santa Cruz Island--main ranch, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=33.9961771,-119.7196054&ll=33.9961771,-119.7196054
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75932470
- Comments: "Female/ immature perched on fencepost within the main ranch of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) property. Both have gray-colored buffs with a hint of blue on their wings and orange on the breast, foraging for insects on the ground."

White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) (1)
- Reported Nov 07, 2020 16:45 by Lori Gaskin
- Ledbetter Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4021207,-119.6984911&ll=34.4021207,-119.6984911
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75965490
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Gray, black, and white, long-tailed pipit-like bird flitting from patch to patch of washed up seaweed on beach. Bird was 250 to 500m west of Santa Barbara Harbor jetty. Crown to back gray. Remiges and central rectrices black. Outer 2 or 3 rectrices, tertial margins, and secondary coverts boldly white edged. Throat to undertail and superciliary line white, except triangular black patch on upper chest. Bill straight with yellowish mandible and dark maxilla. No vocals heard. Found this same afternoon by Adam Searcy amidst blustery conditions."

White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) (1)
- Reported Nov 07, 2020 16:45 by Mark Holmgren
- Ledbetter Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4021207,-119.6984911&ll=34.4021207,-119.6984911
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75966069
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Gray, black, and white, long-tailed pipit-like bird flitting from patch to patch of washed up seaweed on beach. Bird was 250 to 500m west of Santa Barbara Harbor breakwater. Crown to back gray. Remiges and central rectrices black. Outer 2 or 3 rectrices, tertial margins, and secondary coverts boldly white edged. Throat to undertail and superciliary line white, except triangular black patch on upper chest. Bill straight with yellowish mandible and dark maxilla. No vocals heard. Found this same afternoon by Adam Searcy amidst blustery conditions."

White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) (1)
- Reported Nov 07, 2020 16:33 by margeNdon thornton
- Ledbetter Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4021207,-119.6984911&ll=34.4021207,-119.6984911
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75964929
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "6 or 7 other birders were following the bird down the beach to the pool where she bathed. A small gray bird with long black tail, two separate white wing bars. black bib, but white throat, black eyeline and black beak."

White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) (1)
- Reported Nov 07, 2020 16:30 by Conor McMahon
- Ledbetter Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4021207,-119.6984911&ll=34.4021207,-119.6984911
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75979371
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Well-seen and photographed by many birders. My terrible digiscoped photos attached, but better (certainly diagnostic) photos taken by other observers.
Foraging up and down beach mainly between wrack and shoreline, at one point flew slightly inland to small pool at 34.416803, -119.666851."

White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) (1)
- Reported Nov 07, 2020 16:16 by David Blue
- Ledbetter Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4021207,-119.6984911&ll=34.4021207,-119.6984911
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75968113
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Found by Adam Searcy, and seen with at least six other observers. A pipit-sized bird with a gray crown, nape, and back, and a gray eye stripe and lores creating a prominent white supercilium. It had a darker gray breast (bib) and a white throat. The belly was white. The wings were black with prominent white wing bars and the tail was long and black with two white outer tail feathers on each side. The thin bill was black on top and yellow on the bottom."

White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) (1)
- Reported Nov 07, 2020 16:14 by David Compton
- Ledbetter Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4021207,-119.6984911&ll=34.4021207,-119.6984911
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75966917
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "I haven't entered subspecies, but I believe at the time I'm entering this information (same day as observation) that this is M. a. ocularis. Move up and down beach as it was flushed by walkers, joggers, etc. Fed in beach wrack, walking on the ground, picking at flies, and bobbling it's tail. Smallish but long and thin passerine with a long tail. Gray above and mostly white below. Black but diffuse and irregularly shaped bib on the upper breast, otherwise white below except for indistinct pale gray on sides. Gray on sides was the same color at the mantle. The bird also had two little dusky spurs on the side of the neck, below the auricular, pointing horizontally toward the throat. The face was otherwise mostly whitish (not as white as the underparts, distinct gray line through eye extending backward and meeting the gray of the upper parts, prominent white supercilium, and light gray on cap, extending down the nape and through the mantle. The flight feathers were black or blackish with bold white edges. The greater coverts had white tips forming a fairly distinct wing bar, gray centers, and white edges. A second wing bar was on the lesser coverts. Overall the pattern on the greater and median coverts gave the wing a pattern similar to that of a female Bullock's Oriole, with two distinct wing bars and the narrow page lines in between. I would expect a "Black-backed" Wagtail to have a more solid patch of white. So this is the feature that I'm relying on for subspecies identify. The lesser coverts had slightly darker gray centers that weren't noticeable except when you were looking closely. The tail was black and had bold white outer edges that were visible when the bird flew. The legs were blackish and the bill was mostly black with a pale, pinkish area at the base. I never heard the bird vocalize."

White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) (1)
- Reported Nov 07, 2020 16:04 by Bradley Hacker
- Ledbetter Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4021207,-119.6984911&ll=34.4021207,-119.6984911
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75962309
- Comments: "Wagtail. Black, white and gray; no yellow. Gray cap. Black bib. Found by Adam S."

White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) (1)
- Reported Nov 07, 2020 15:58 by Libby Patten
- Ledbetter Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4021207,-119.6984911&ll=34.4021207,-119.6984911
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75968769
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Mostly gray upperparts, white wingbars, black triangular patch on upper breast, white underparts, white eyebrow. Long tail with frequent flicking. Found by Adam Searcy. Foraging in wrack between east end and center of beach. Frequently flushed by walkers."

White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) (1)
- Reported Nov 07, 2020 14:38 by Adam Searcy
- Ledbetter Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4021207,-119.6984911&ll=34.4021207,-119.6984911
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75963291
- Comments: "Photos details to be added"

MacGillivray's Warbler (Geothlypis tolmiei) (1)
- Reported Nov 06, 2020 11:39 by Libby Patten
- 7402 - 7418 Hollister Ave (LogMeIn Tipus), 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/S75945078
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing male. At NW corner of eucalyptus grove. Chipped occasionally."

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White Wagtail Photos

David Levasheff
 

I have a few photos of the Leadbetter Beach White Wagtail at my flickr page:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/levaweb/albums/72157716793722248 <https://www.flickr.com/photos/levaweb/albums/72157716793722248>

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Santa Barbara


White Wagtail

Florence Sanchez
 

The White Wagtail was still present as late as 4:30, when I left.  It had moved down the beach toward the breakwater, spending most of the time on the beach behind the boat yard.  It foraged anywhere from close to the waterline to up in the wrack on the dunes.  It was very active, often flying short distances low to the ground where things like the wing pattern and the incredibly long tail could be seen to advantage.

My thanks to Adam Searcy for not only spotting the bird, but also posting it promptly to SBCO birding.

Florence Sanchez


Ocean Beach Park

Nick Lethaby
 

As well as the Brant reported by Dave, there are now two WW Scoters in the river mouth, along with the continuing 1Y male Greater Scaup. The gull flock eventually held 17 Herring Gulls.

I did some seawatching for an hour. Basically no pelagics, but 215 Brant is apparently notable.

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Nick Lethaby
Goleta, CA


White Wagtail Ledbetter Beach

Adam Searcy
 

In wrack near W lifeguard tower



Adam Searcy
Santa Barbara, CA
Serpophaga@gmail.com


Re: Miguelito Park and Ocean Park

Dave Compton
 

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Dave Compton
Santa Barbara

On Sat, Nov 7, 2020 at 2:43 PM Dave Compton <davcompton60@...> wrote:
Today, November 7, U visited Ocean Park and Miguelito Park, dodging rain and (at Ocean Park) strong winds. 

The best birds were a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER and VARIED THRUSH at Miguelito. Both were in an area along the creek where there were a lot of grapes (near the big RV). 

I did not make it down to the beach at Ocean Park, where the combination of strong winds and sporadic rain made birding a bit of a challenge. I didn't find anything more unusual here than a BRANT that I didn't see until scoping from the bluff south of the estuary, along Ocean Rd. It was in the upper estuary. A female scaup looked likely to be a Greater, but she was pretty actively diving, so head shape was not easy to judge.

At Miguelito 


Miguelito Park and Ocean Park

Dave Compton
 

Today, November 7, U visited Ocean Park and Miguelito Park, dodging rain and (at Ocean Park) strong winds. 

The best birds were a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER and VARIED THRUSH at Miguelito. Both were in an area along the creek where there were a lot of grapes (near the big RV). 

I did not make it down to the beach at Ocean Park, where the combination of strong winds and sporadic rain made birding a bit of a challenge. I didn't find anything more unusual here than a BRANT that I didn't see until scoping from the bluff south of the estuary, along Ocean Rd. It was in the upper estuary. A female scaup looked likely to be a Greater, but she was pretty actively diving, so head shape was not easy to judge.

At Miguelito 


Gaviota

Bradley Hacker
 

No interesting gulls. 


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Good birding, 

Bradley Hacker
Goleta CA
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[eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert <daily>

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*** Species Summary:

- Curlew Sandpiper (1 report)
- Short-billed Dowitcher (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Scott's Oriole (1 report)
- MacGillivray's Warbler (1 report)

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Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Nov 06, 2020 09:48 by John/Linda Mendoza
- 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/S75913428
- Comments: "continuing; photos to follow"

Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus) (1)
- Reported Nov 05, 2020 13:03 by Ryan Terrill
- 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/checklist/S75898481
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "photos - young bird in formative, with strongly marked juv tertials."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (2)
- Reported Nov 06, 2020 14:44 by Adam Searcy
- Andree Clark Bird Refuge, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4215353,-119.6572856&ll=34.4215353,-119.6572856
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75914228
- Comments: "Continuing birds, photographed"

Scott's Oriole (Icterus parisorum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 05, 2020 10:42 by Joan Lentz
- 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/S75903892
- Comments: "Heard a few soft chuck calls coming from the line of eucalyptus near end of Farren Rd. Then saw oriole fly out in poor light to south end of trees and wasn’t refound. Continuing. Found a few days ago by Nick Lethaby."

MacGillivray's Warbler (Geothlypis tolmiei) (1)
- Reported Nov 06, 2020 11:00 by Alex Abela
- Lake Marie Estates, Santa Maria, CA, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.865922,-120.3752675&ll=34.865922,-120.3752675
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75920651
- Comments: "Photos, warbler with gray head and bib, contrasting with green back and yellowish underparts. Obvious white eye arcs above and below eyes. Surprisingly late."

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Armour Ranch Rd + Happy Canyon Rd, 2020-11-06

Wim van Dam
 

This morning at Armour Ranch Rd I had my first MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD of the season. Other birds at this location were 3 AMERICAN KESTRELS, ~8 COMMON RAVENS, 1 FERRUGINOUS HAWK, 1 RED-TAILED HAWKS, a few SAY'S PHOEBES, and many SAVANNAH SPARROWS and WESTERN MEADOWLARKS. While driving along Happy Canyon Rd I had two additional FERRUGINOUS HAWKS.

Wim  

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Wim van Dam (Solvang, CA)
SBCO #388: Mourning Warbler

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