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*** Species Summary:

- Blue-winged Teal (1 report)
- Black-chinned Hummingbird (1 report)
- Common Tern (1 report)
- Little Blue Heron (1 report)
- Reddish Egret (3 reports)

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Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors) (1)
- Reported Sep 08, 2021 16:29 by Richard Block
- 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/S94394678
- Comments: "Solitary bird that has been along the dam for over a week."

Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) (1)
- Reported Sep 08, 2021 07:04 by Noah Gaines
- Noah's House near LLC, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4425134,-119.8438311&ll=34.4425134,-119.8438311
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94370061
- Comments: "Adult male at feeders. Slender. All black gorget. Low chip."

Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 08, 2021 11:10 by David Compton
- 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/S94383008
- Comments: "First summer (2Y) birds with obvious carpal bars. Bill black in distal have and darker, not very distinct red in basal half to one third. Black rear crown encompassing nape and eye."

Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) (1)
- Reported Sep 05, 2021 06:46 by Andrew Tufenkian
- 5998 Sandspit Road, Goleta, California, US (34.417, -119.826), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.417486,-119.8262953&ll=34.417486,-119.8262953
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94370122
- Comments: "Adult with blue color. Fishing next to a snowy Ergret."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 08, 2021 07:37 by Alexander Rurik
- 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/S94369764
- Comments: "continuing bird. feeding across from the restaurant. reddish/brown color"

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 07, 2021 10:53 by Joan Lentz
- Goleta Beach Park, Goleta US-CA 34.41710, -119.82749, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.417104,-119.827489&ll=34.417104,-119.827489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94388460
- Comments: "Continuing bird, seen perched on sandbar with gulls, then waded in water briefly, then back to sandbar. A juvenile plumaged small heron with long legs and an overall pale purplish hue. Long sharp bill, starting to get pink coloration in mid-section."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 07, 2021 16:30 by Cheryl Medow
- Goleta Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.419195,-119.8199844&ll=34.419195,-119.8199844
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94357776
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "fishing; dark morph"

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SYRE Common Terns, etc.

Dave Compton
 

Since this species has become so hard to come by, I thought it was important to let people know that I saw two late first summer Common Terns at Ocean Park with Elegant and Royal Terns on the west side of the railroad bridge. Least Terns seem to have cleared out, so these were the smallest terns around, and with their obvious black carpal bars and partial black cap, they stood out pretty well. There were also a lot of large shorebirds at the mouth, mostly Long--billed Curlews with about a dozen Marbled Godwits and a couple of Whimbrels. A flock of Black-bellied Plovers (~25) and Short-billed Dowitchers (6) flew out of a hidden area on the north side of mouth, near the bridge. Otherwise, shorebirds were limited to only a handful of peeps (23 Western and only 1 Least that I could pick out through the fog), several Semipalmated Plovers, and several Greater Yellowlegs. 

Earlier, I visited Miguelito Park, south of Lompoc. Not a ton of migrants here--two each of Hermit, Townsend's, and Orange-crowned Warbler, one Black-throated Gray, and a Black-headed Grosbeak. The two-plus Chestnut-backed Chickadees I saw hardly seem noteworthy here any more.

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara


Jaegers

Linus Blomqvist
 

Hi all,

It seems like the jaegers have finally arrived nearshore. I've seen ten in the last week of seawatching: 2 Parasitic at Haskell's Beach on Thursday, 1 Parasitic and two jaeger sp. at Coal Oil Point on Sunday, and - one of the highlights of this summer's seawatching - 2 Pomarine and 3 Parasitic all at one time yesterday at Coal Oil Point. They were all just a few hundred yards out, around the kelp belt, chasing the same flock of 70 or so terns (mostly Elegant). One of the Poms was an adult in full regalia with the long, twisted streamers and all, and another one was a subadult that was fairly easy to ID given the close comparisons with both the adult Pom and the Parasitics in the same mélange.

Linus

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*** Species Summary:

- Solitary Sandpiper (3 reports)
- Reddish Egret (2 reports)

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Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 07, 2021 07:53 by Mark Holmgren
- Cachuma Lake Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.5739701,-119.9579144&ll=34.5739701,-119.9579144
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94342709
- Comments: "This bird was found in the northern mudflat in Santa Cruz Bay. Direct comparisons with Spotted Sandpiper were possible. We had seen ample Spotted Sandpipers during this trip; this bird was first detected by its size, larger than SpSa. In-flight it showed no white wing stripe and it’s flight pattern was more like a normal shorebird and not like the distinctive flight of spotted sandpiper. Gray back with white spots. Face showed bold white eyering with some white that I think was above the eye but not posterior to the eye. Wash of brown completely crossed the breast. Belly white. Holmgren heard no calls."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 07, 2021 07:53 by David Compton
- Cachuma Lake Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.5739701,-119.9579144&ll=34.5739701,-119.9579144
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94351563
- Comments: "This bird was found in the northern mudflat in Santa Cruz Bay. Direct comparisons with Spotted Sandpiper were possible. We had seen ample Spotted Sandpipers during this trip; this bird was first detected by its size, larger than SpSa. In-flight it showed no white wing stripe and it’s flight pattern was more like a normal shorebird and not like the distinctive flight of spotted sandpiper. Gray back with white spots. Face showed bold white eyering with some white that I think was above the eye but not posterior to the eye. Wash of brown completely crossed the breast. Belly white. Holmgren heard no calls."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 07, 2021 07:53 by Jim Hodgson
- Cachuma Lake Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.5739701,-119.9579144&ll=34.5739701,-119.9579144
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94355143
- Comments: "This bird was found in the northern mudflat in Santa Cruz Bay. Direct comparisons with Spotted Sandpiper were possible. We had seen ample Spotted Sandpipers during this trip; this bird was first detected by its size, larger than SpSa. In-flight it showed no white wing stripe and it’s flight pattern was more like a normal shorebird and not like the distinctive flight of spotted sandpiper. Gray back with white spots. Face showed bold white eyering with some white that I think was above the eye but not posterior to the eye. Wash of brown completely crossed the breast. Belly white. Holmgren heard no calls."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 06, 2021 17:10 by Susanne Meyer
- 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/S94313243
- Comments: "Continuing bird feeding in slough across from restaurant"

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 05, 2021 16:25 by Catherine Webb
- 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/S94309774
- Comments: "Egret with reddish brown color. Slightly bigger than CAGU nearby."

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Boat trip on Cachuma Lake today

Mark Holmgren
 

Dave Compton, Jim Hodgson, and I rented a boat for 5hr, 20min, which cost us $115.  A cheap thrill, well worth it.  The water level is 38 feet below full, the capacity is 52% of full.  

 

Our best find was a Solitary Sandpiper in the northern mudflat in Santa Cruz Bay.  Adult and immature Bald Eagles were in the eastern end of the lake.  Of 5 duck species seen, only 3 Green-winged Teal were returning migrants.  We rather carefully counted 450 Western/Clark’s grebes, but our estimates of the numbers of each species are less reliable.  13 Spotted Sandpipers was a lot.  Other shorebirds seen were Least Sandpiper (19) and Western Sandpiper (5). Other sightings include 5 Barn Swallows, 1 N. Rough-winged Swallow, 6 Lawrence’s Goldfinches, and a couple of bunting not seen well enough to distinguish Lazuli vs Indigo.  

 

Species not seen today that have been seen in the last week along the Lake Cachuma shore edge included Wood Duck, Northern Pintail, Semipalmated Plover, Greater Yellowlegs, dowitchers, Caspian Tern, and Peregrine Falcon.  Our checklist is shown here:  https://ebird.org/checklist/S94342709

 

Mark Holmgren

San Marcos Pass


Shorebirding

Florence Sanchez
 

I walked Sands Beach this morning.  The tide was just starting to come in after a very early low tide, so there was plenty of beach and lots of activity from smaller shorebirds: Black-bellied Plovers, Semi-palmated Plovers, Western Sandpipers, Least sandpipers, and oodles of Sanderlings.  I walked west up to the point separating Sands Beach from Haskell's Beach and back.  The return trip was marred by a couple of off-leash boisterous dogs, so eventually the bird flocks gave up and flew well east of Coal Oil Point.  There were 15 Long-billed Curlews on the beach and 1 Whimbrel, while a flock of 4 Marbled Godwits flew by.  No Dunlins or Juvenile Red knots yet.  Snowy Plovers still present in good numbers.  46 chicks successfully fledged this year.  I had flybys of flocks of Brown Pelicans and Cormorants, but only a few Western Gulls were hanging around.

I made a brief check of Devereux Slough, but turned up no Little Blue Heron or Neotropic Cormorant.  I then went on to Lake Los Carneros, where I found the continuing Solitary Sandpiper on the mudbank at the Northern end of the lake, keeping company with a Greater Yellowlegs.

Florence Sanchez


Fall warblers

Don Blackwill
 

Just saw my 1st Wilson’s warbler of the fall at our backyard water feature


Early Yellow-rumped Warbler at Bella Vista Park this morning

John Callender
 

I had a good time birding at Bella Vista Park in Goleta this morning. I did not see the Willow Flycatcher(s) that have been seen there recently, but I did see a nice mix of early migrants, of which the most surprising to me was an early Yellow-rumped Warbler, a very drab first-year Audubon's that was calling from the treetops at the south end of the park, and eventually came down to the ground and gave some better views. Photos in the following eBird list:

https://ebird.org/checklist/S94276508

John Callender
Carpinteria


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*** Species Summary:

- Blue-winged Teal (1 report)
- Horned Grebe (1 report)
- White-winged Dove (2 reports)
- Solitary Sandpiper (1 report)
- Reddish Egret (2 reports)
- Eastern Kingbird (1 report)
- Brewer's Sparrow (2 reports)
- Yellow-rumped Warbler (1 report)

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Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors) (2)
- Reported Sep 06, 2021 08:12 by Richard Block
- 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/S94283057
- Comments: "Staying along the dam on the south end of the lake."

Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) (2)
- Reported Sep 05, 2021 15:30 by Jim Moore
- 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/S94272953
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Two immature or molting birds swimming together. I'm uncertain of the ID but bill shape and white in the side of the face causes me to eliminate American Coot and Eared Grebe which are more expected. Photos attached."

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 06, 2021 07:17 by Guy Tingos
- 5049 Walnut Park Drive, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4508251,-119.7977167&ll=34.4508251,-119.7977167
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94281121
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing"

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 05, 2021 08:10 by Guy Tingos
- 5049 Walnut Park Drive, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4508251,-119.7977167&ll=34.4508251,-119.7977167
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94255327
- Comments: "Looks just like yesterday’s bird"

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1)
- Reported Sep 06, 2021 08:19 by Jeff Baker
- 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/S94277209
- Comments: "Same bird as yesterday. Still feeding on the northern beach. Was noticeably different from Greater Yellow-Legs due to the neck not being speckled like the Yellow-Legs. The wings had white speckling but it was very subtle when compared to the dramatic speckling of the Greater Yellow-Legs. The Sony were also smaller in size. It wasn’t as tall and the body wasn’t as large as the Yellow-Legs."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Sep 06, 2021 07:52 by Andrew McGrath
- 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/S94272283
- Comments: "Continuing."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 05, 2021 16:25 by Fred Hochstaedter
- 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/S94245694
- Comments: "Egret with reddish brown color. Slightly bigger than CAGU nearby."

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 06, 2021 09:45 by Peter Schneekloth
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94280904
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Darkback, light underneath including throat, faint grey breast and white tip on tail. Photos"

Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 06, 2021 07:59 by Linda Blue
- Elings Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4098484,-119.7349691&ll=34.4098484,-119.7349691
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94282183
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Seen in the same area as reported by Hugh Ranson yesterday: “between the stone bench and the wooden bench in the SW corner of the plateau (approx. here: 34.409136, -119.733268).” Today we only saw one individual, and Hugh also showed up to enjoy it. More drab than similar Spizella sparrows such as Chipping and Clay-colored with a more muted facial pattern. Thin streaks on the crown and a grayish breast and nape."

Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 06, 2021 07:59 by David Blue
- Elings Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4098484,-119.7349691&ll=34.4098484,-119.7349691
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94282182
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Seen in the same area as reported by Hugh Ranson yesterday: “between the stone bench and the wooden bench in the SW corner of the plateau (approx. here: 34.409136, -119.733268).” Today we only saw one individual, and Hugh also showed up to enjoy it. More drab than similar Spizella sparrows such as Chipping and Clay-colored with a more muted facial pattern. Thin streaks on the crown and a grayish breast and nape."

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) (1)
- Reported Sep 06, 2021 06:50 by John Callender
- Bella Vista OSP, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.438363,-119.8836064&ll=34.438363,-119.8836064
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94276508
- Comments: "Drab first-year bird in the southeast corner of the park. Characteristic chip notes, photos."

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Re: Eastern Kingbird@ Refugio

Peter Schneekloth
 

Thanks Wes for pushing this out, a bit more info, the bird was inside the park and favoring the southern Euc on the west bank of the creek. A link to a look at bird here:


On Monday, September 6, 2021, 09:39:14 AM PDT, Wes Fritz via groups.io <wes-fritz@...> wrote:


SB Birders

Peter Shneekerhoff is reporting a Easter Kingbird at Refugio State Beach in the lower part of the creek.

Good birding.

Wes Fritz
805 895 0685
Solvang CA






One Brewer's Sparrow still present

Hugh Ranson <zonetail@...>
 


Linda and David Blue refound one of the Brewer's Sparrows at Elings Park in approximately the same area that two were seen yesterday. As they did yesterday, the bird seems to feed almost exclusively on the buds on the tips of the ratty California Sagebrush bushes.

Hugh Ranson


Eastern Kingbird@ Refugio

Wes Fritz
 

SB Birders

Peter Shneekerhoff is reporting a Easter Kingbird at Refugio State Beach in the lower part of the creek.

Good birding.

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


2 Brewer's Sparrows, Elings Park

Hugh Ranson <zonetail@...>
 

This afternoon there are 2 Brewer's Sparrow's together at Elings Park, on the south side, in between the stone bench and the wooden bench in the SW corner of the plateau (approx. here: 34.409136, -119.733268. They were absolutely silent, and I wouldn't have found them if I hadn't walked right up to them. Once they are located, they are confiding. Not much else up there.

Hugh Ranson
Santa Barbara



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*** Species Summary:

- Blue-winged Teal (2 reports)
- Redhead (1 report)
- White-winged Dove (1 report)
- Lesser Nighthawk (1 report)
- Solitary Sandpiper (4 reports)
- Neotropic Cormorant (1 report)
- Little Blue Heron (1 report)
- Reddish Egret (4 reports)
- Tufted Titmouse (1 report)
- Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) (1 report)
- Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1 report)

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Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors) (2)
- Reported Sep 05, 2021 10:25 by Richard Block
- 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/S94231571
- Comments: "Pair on southwest corner of lake."

Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors) (2)
- Reported Sep 04, 2021 15:09 by Noah Gaines
- 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/S94189531
- Comments: "3 female type teal seen first across the lake and later directly under me at the dam. 1 showed green speculum and the other two, blue. In comparison with the GWTE, these birds were only slightly larger with a proportionally larger bill. One was more richly colored than gwte and the other was paler. Neither had a second (lower ) eyeline in addition to the regular one. The paler bird had a subtle pale crescent on face near bill."

Redhead (Aythya americana) (2)
- Reported Sep 04, 2021 08:01 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/S94188319
- Comments: "Adult males showed proper head shape for Redhead, dark bill, dull red head, nearly uniform grayish body. Seen from a distance, it was in the middle section of the estuary."

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 04, 2021 10:49 by Guy Tingos
- 5049 Walnut Park Drive, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4508251,-119.7977167&ll=34.4508251,-119.7977167
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94198105
- Comments: "White wing patches reduced to a thin border on perched bird, reddish eye, longer bill, and rounded tail distinguish this species from Mourning Dove."

Lesser Nighthawk (Chordeiles acutipennis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 04, 2021 19:40 by Santiago Lupi
- Coal Oil Point--Devereux Beach and Sands Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4071359,-119.8783064&ll=34.4071359,-119.8783064
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94196339
- Comments: "Flying over the beach and ocean in front of the trail that leads to dune pond."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1)
- Reported Sep 05, 2021 07:45 by Jeff Baker
- 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/S94221833
- Comments: "Continuing, solitary bird, spotted along the north bank, feeding next to a flock of Canadian Geese. Noted yellowish legs, white breast, and speckling on wings."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 04, 2021 18:05 by David Blue
- 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/S94198975
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "First reported late this morning by Steve Hovey. Refound at 6:05 PM foraging on the large mudflat at the north end of northwest corner of the lake, and last seen at 6:29 PM. (Best viewed from the "east bench" due east of this location and from the "north bench" due north of this location.) Somewhat reminiscent of a Spotted Sandpiper in size and behavior (it would occasionally wag its tail), it looked more like the nearby Greater Yellowlegs, but much smaller, and more short-legged, and duller yellow legs. It was dark brown above with small pale spots and had prominent white eye rings. It also showed barred outer tail feathers when bathing."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 04, 2021 18:05 by Linda Blue
- 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/S94198976
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "First reported late this morning by Steve Hovey. Refound at 6:05 PM foraging on the large mudflat at the north end of northwest corner of the lake, and last seen at 6:29 PM. (Best viewed from the "east bench" due east of this location and from the "north bench" due north of this location.) Somewhat reminiscent of a Spotted Sandpiper in size and behavior (it would occasionally wag its tail), it looked more like the nearby Greater Yellowlegs, but much smaller, and more short-legged, and duller yellow legs. It was dark brown above with small pale spots and had prominent white eye rings. It also showed barred outer tail feathers when bathing."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 04, 2021 15:09 by Noah Gaines
- 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/S94189531
- Comments: "Seen from across lake at far s end of the NE mudflats. Resembled a smaller and shorter GRYE. Shorter than GRYE and browner above. White below. Dull legs. Unable to determine face. Infrequently bobbing tail. 2 coyotes on N mudflat."

Neotropic Cormorant (Nannopterum brasilianum) (1)
- Reported Sep 04, 2021 10:00 by Kris Ohlenkamp
- Coal Oil Point--Devereux Beach and Sands Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4071359,-119.8783064&ll=34.4071359,-119.8783064
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94193856
- Comments: "Perched on dead branches overhanging the West bank of the Slough with several DCCormorants. Obviously smaller with thinner/shorter bill and no apparent yellow on lores. Observed from Pond trail on West side of Slough."

Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) (1)
- Reported Sep 05, 2021 09:49 by Linus Blomqvist
- 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/S94223222
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "White egret about the size of a Snowy standing next to it. Evenly green/olive legs, pale lores, bicolored bill with fleshy-colored inner part and dark outer part. Pale lores. Dusky gray wingtips."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Sep 05, 2021 13:00 by Lucy London
- 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/S94240768
- Comments: "Roosting on sandbar with gulls."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Sep 05, 2021 09:09 by Linda Blue
- 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/S94222579
- Comments: "Canopy feeding east of the parking lot."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Sep 05, 2021 09:09 by David Blue
- 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/S94222578
- Comments: "Canopy feeding east of the parking lot."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 04, 2021 12:46 by Betsy Mooney
- Goleta Beach Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4173939,-119.8280364&ll=34.4173939,-119.8280364
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94181689
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Foraging in slough, then flew across to NW side to hang out with Great & Snowy Egrets, plus GBHs and preened"

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2021 17:00 by Gerrie Karczynski
- Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4567922,-119.710266&ll=34.4567922,-119.710266
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94191890
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Walking on the ground on the Redwood Trail"

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) (Setophaga coronata auduboni) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 04, 2021 08:01 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/S94188319
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "In Myoporum next to trestle. Gave Audubon's chip note. Quite an early arrival."

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) (1)
- Reported Sep 05, 2021 09:29 by Deann Purcell
- Santa Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4200447,-119.6559405&ll=34.4200447,-119.6559405
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94229498
- Comments: "Perched near the top of a bare-topped pine near the northwest corner of the cemetery. Not a usual cemetery bird. Roughly finch-sized, with distinctive bright pinkish pattern on the throat or chest, which contrasted sharply with the bright white belly. It flew west before a better look could be gotten. Didn’t get a good look at the head."

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Sunday at Devereux + Goleta Slough

Enid Osborn
 

Devereux
As reported by Dave Compton on Friday 9/03, my husband Jay Scheidemen and I spotted a juvenile Yellow-Crowned Heron today at around 2pm on the bank opposite the road, just east of Nowhere Bridge and up the slope 10 ft., sleeping and preening. Unlike the 3 egrets around it, the heron blended completely with the mud and tangled bare branches, and was invisible to the naked eye. Chocolate back with fine white speckling, streaked breast, substantial gray beak and gray legs, though hard to tell leg color due to blending with branches and twigs.

Goleta Slough
A flock of 9 Curlews in the slough shallows, mixed gulls, a single Great White Egret, the resident Kingfisher holding its position on the wire over the lake, and a much-thinned congregation of Cormorants. 

Other
We did not see either the Reddish Egret or the Little Blue Heron today.

Fish were jumping right out of the water, both at Devereux and at Goleta Slough--beautiful as they caught the sun. If you know what kind of fish these are, please tell me, thanks. This must be a seasonal thing...?

Enid Osborn
enidosborn@...


MacKenzie Park Migrants

Hugh Ranson <zonetail@...>
 

After being skunked at the park last weekend, there were finally quite a few birds to look through: 10 + Wilson's Warblers, 5 Yellow Warblers, 4 Western Tanagers, and a small flock of Cedar Waxwings. Most of the warblers were in Tipu trees.

Hugh Ranson
Santa Barbara



Little Blue Heron

Linus Blomqvist
 

The Little Blue Heron, which seems to not have been seen for about three weeks, was sitting on the bridge to nowhere at Devereux today at 10am.

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Linus Blomqvist
linusblomqvist.com


Andree Clark Bird Refuge this morning

Joan Lentz (cox.net address)
 

Hi All:  I found that Jim Hodgson’s post from yesterday made me want to get out and brave the odors at the Bird Refuge this morning!  I’ve never seen the shoreline so receded as it was today, water getting shallower than it’s ever been.  Bad for the nose, good for the birds.  
It’s a chance for us to get close to shorebirds, so bring a scope and see what’s there.  Lots of turnover.  
I ran into Hugh, Dave Compton, and Libby, and had help finding the PECTORAL SANDPIPER from the beach parking lot (it was to the right or west).
Then we saw that we could see the birds hiding in that eastern curve, if we walked on the bikepath back around to the grass and cool shade of the Cabrillo Blvd side.  From there, you can scope that bay where there were at least 2 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, an AMERICAN AVOCET, and a couple of Short-billed Dowitchers.  
It was funny to see the Red-necked Phalaropes swimming around in such shallow water they looked like they were scooting on their bellies!  Lots of them around.
The numbers of egrets and herons needed to be counted carefully there were so many, but we ran out of time.

Joan Lentz
Montecito


Santa Ynez River Estuary, 4 Sept 2021

Mark Holmgren
 

I birded the Santa Ynez River Estuary from 3 places this morning.  A very early returning Audubon’s Warbler was in the Myoporum near the RR trestle (photos in checklist).  2 male Redhead, adult grebes of both Clark’s and Western were still dragging around dependent young, very few waders or peeps, a bunch of Caspian Terns and a few Royal Terns were present. Lots of Red-necked Phalaropes.  A couple each of American Avocets and Black-necked Stilts were in the upper part of the estuary.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S94188319

 

The peeps were hiding in the back-dune pond north of the estuary, along with a Ruddy Turnstone.  (Access here is restricted both in and out of Snowy Plover breeding season. No public access at all.)

https://ebird.org/checklist/S94188369

 

Mark Holmgren 

San Marcos Pass


Re: Solitary Sandpiper back at LLC

Dave Compton
 

Hi Steve,

Yes, definitely a Solitary Sandpiper, but almost certainly a different bird than the one present earlier. Lake Los Carneros has proven a good place for these when conditions are right. We had four or five here at once several Septembers ago.

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara

On Sat, Sep 4, 2021 at 12:36 PM Steve Hovey <shovey34@...> wrote:
Apologies if this is already known, but I've been trying to find the LLC Solitary Sandpiper since it was first spotted about a month ago. Today I believe I found it! He was once again at the north end of the lake, and was alone for most of the time I was watching him (around 11:30 to 12:00), but then was joined by a Greater Yellowlegs. Please let me know if you agree with the ID. Thank you!
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Steve Hovey

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