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*** Species Summary:

- Common Ground Dove (1 report)
- Black-chinned Hummingbird (1 report)
- Short-eared Owl (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (2 reports)
- Summer Tanager (2 reports)

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Common Ground Dove (Columbina passerina) (4)
- Reported Nov 27, 2021 09:50 by Susanne Meyer
- Farren Road, 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/S98150247
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Seen in the avocado orchard behind the large cactus patch at around 10:05 am. Photos."

Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) (1)
- Reported Nov 27, 2021 11:26 by Allison Considine
- 430 E Valerio St, Santa Barbara US-CA 34.43278, -119.70515, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.432784,-119.705152&ll=34.432784,-119.705152
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S98149135
- Comments: "sitting in a tree with orange berries, looked smaller and had a paler breast and a black throat as opposed to pink, was more gray/black/white than the Anna’s hummingbirds"

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 26, 2021 16:15 by Rebecca Coulter
- More Mesa, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4215576,-119.7963064&ll=34.4215576,-119.7963064
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S98129717
- Comments: "Continuing at this location. Regularly overwinters here. Initially saw it perched on a low post about 4:30 in the central part of the Mesa. This is one of the earliest times I have seen it, nicely lit by the glow of the setting sun. It then flew off and was hunting actively, erratically changing course often and dropping down to the ground. I didn’t see it come up with any prey. Once or twice it encountered a female Northern Harrier, and the two birds squabbled some, once flying very close to each other and circling up in the air and then back down. Wide, pale facial disk, though it was difficult to tell if its color was whiter (male?) or more tan (female?), due to the light of the setting sun. Small ear tufts visible when the bird was perched. Upper parts slightly darker and more patterned than below, which was quite pale but not as pure white as Barn Owl."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 27, 2021 07:59 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/S98136160
- Comments: "Cont bird seen S from dam. Kingbird with large bill and forked tail. Bright yellow below."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 26, 2021 13:50 by Alexander Koonce
- 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/S98110462
- Comments: "At SE corner, where the preserve meets Deveroux Slough, on wires just east of the little bridge over the slough. Bright yellow underparts, up through the breast. Light gray head, longer bill than for Cassin's. Forked tail. Was silent while I observed it."

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 26, 2021 11:00 by Steve Colwell
- Atascadero Creek Trail, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.422712,-119.823793&ll=34.422712,-119.823793
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S98112534
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "South side of creekbed at approx 34.423341,-119.816495; same area the BAWW was recently seen."

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1)
- Reported Nov 27, 2021 10:08 by Joan Lentz
- 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/S98157489
- Comments: "Female type: all-over mustard yellow (so not bright yellow); no wing bars, note large pale bill. We heard this bird vocalize while coming through the garden to the west, but didn't see it til on our way home as we returned via the paved walkway. Seen between the exit from the olive avenue and the trail down to the closed bridge. In oaks growing at edge of stone wall. Visual, vocalizing."

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Foxen Canyon, 26 November

Dave Compton
 

I drove the length of Foxen Canyon Rd this morning, from 154 northward. Most of the effort was before I reached the Sisquoc River. The main purpose was to see what raptors could be found. The rarest bird I saw all morning was a Lewis's Woodpecker near the southern part of the Zaca Mesa Winery, at about 34.76631, -120.11456. Best raptors were two adult Golden Eagles over the hills about a mile and half north of this location and a Prairie Falcon at Tres Hermanas Winery. So, the raptor show was not up to the standards established here a couple of years ago. No Ferruginous Hawks, no Bald Eagles. 

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara



Golden Eagle Settles Family Food Fight

Adrian O'Loghlen
 

Gayle, Mark and I spotted 3 juvenile Red-tailed Hawks fighting over a prey item in a field next to Happy Canyon Rd. this morning (Fri).  Initially there were 4 juveniles but one flew off leaving the remaining 3 engaged in a prolonged noisy 'food fight'.  Two adults (parents?) were perched in a nearby Oak.  The dispute was ended by the arrival of a Golden Eagle which flew straight into the middle of the melee, grabbed the prey item and flew off pursued by one of the adult Red-tailed Hawks.

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

Earlier Gayle and I saw the continuing two Lewis's Woodpeckers at the north end of Alisos Rd. and 4 Mountain Bluebirds at the junction of Alisos and Happy Canyon Rds.

Adrian O'Loghlen
Goleta


[eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert <daily>

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*** Species Summary:

- White-winged Dove (1 report)
- Harris's Hawk (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (2 reports)
- Orchard Oriole (1 report)
- Palm Warbler (1 report)
- Summer Tanager (1 report)

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White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1)
- Reported Nov 25, 2021 15:00 by Alex Abela
- Lake Marie (Private Residence), Santa Maria, CA, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.8660971,-120.3749378&ll=34.8660971,-120.3749378
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S98070467
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Photo, briefly visited feeder. Similar to Mourning Dove, but with white along leading edge of wings."

Harris's Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus) (4)
- Reported Nov 25, 2021 15:44 by Lucas Dodd
- 6414–6416 CA-166, New Cuyama US-CA (34.9672,-119.7369), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.967245,-119.736932&ll=34.967245,-119.736932
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S98095119
- Comments: "1 bird clearly identified, 3 other birds that looked similar but at a distance were flying nearby. Over a vineyard in Cuyama Valley, CA."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Nov 26, 2021 11:38 by Noah Gaines
- 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/S98099293
- Comments: "Descriptions to come."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Nov 26, 2021 13:15 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/S98104414
- Comments: "Kingbird flycatching near W side of dam. Bright yellow below up to chest with twittering insect call."

Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) (1)
- Reported Nov 26, 2021 08:23 by Teale Fristoe
- Santa Monica Creek, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4070435,-119.5278168&ll=34.4070435,-119.5278168
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S98097057
- Comments: "Finally saw it after a long stake out. Flew from north into honeysuckle at 34.406651,-119.528025 twice, where it would go deep into the bush and barely move. I later got good looks in the honeysuckle just south of the bridge. At one point it flushed into the bottlebrush just Northeast of the bridge where it fed."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1)
- Reported Nov 26, 2021 08:21 by Andrew Masaitis
- Santa Maria Cemetery, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.93462,-120.4256487&ll=34.93462,-120.4256487
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S98093537
- Comments: "Followed the White-crowned Sparrow flocks foraging on the ground and studied each bird until I found the continuing Palm Warbler near 34.936094, -120.426833. As previously described. Overall brownish upper, paler buffy and streaked below, bright yellowish undertail coverts, pale eyebrow and a dark line through the eye. Frequent, constant movement and tail-bobbing. Once found, it was flushed quickly, then it came back and gave me excellent views nearby at 34.936183, -120.426662. Photos to follow."

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1)
- Reported Nov 26, 2021 13:22 by Teale Fristoe
- Atascadero Creek at Patterson Ave., Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4246166,-119.811059&ll=34.4246166,-119.811059
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S98104373
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Associating with house finches at 34.423455,-119.816079. orange-yellow tanager with large bill and no wing bars."

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*** Species Summary:

- Wilson's Phalarope (1 report)
- Vermilion Flycatcher (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (3 reports)
- Yellow-headed Blackbird (1 report)
- Baltimore Oriole (1 report)
- Scott's Oriole (1 report)
- Palm Warbler (1 report)
- Summer Tanager (1 report)

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Wilson's Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor) (1)
- Reported Nov 25, 2021 11:00 by Lucy London
- 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/S98061396
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "With a group of 4 Hooded Mergansers. Stayed on the edge of the lake. White face, no stripe near eye. Posture also suggested Wilson's. Non breeding adult. Terrible photos for identification."

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 24, 2021 14:11 by Ann Stockert
- Jack O'Connell Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9586988,-120.5904007&ll=34.9586988,-120.5904007
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S98034575
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing male birds, one bright red adult observed along baseball field fence line by the WTP and the immature male was observed along the eastern end of the WTP pond. Photos"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Nov 25, 2021 07:37 by Jamie Chavez
- Allan Hancock College, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9435207,-120.4205418&ll=34.9435207,-120.4205418
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S98053604
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Hearing a Cassin's Kingbird in the area I was surprised to see this kingbird fly into the top of a distant Liquidambar tree. I quickly noticed the forked tail, long, heavy bill and the amount of yellow extending up the breast, and it showed a dark mask. The bird remained in the tree for only a few seconds but flew off before I could get closer for a better photo."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Nov 25, 2021 09:40 by Deann Purcell
- 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/S98061084
- Comments: "Brilliant yellow belly, lighter-brownish tail, large-ish body perched atop dead tree near southwestern edge of lake then it started to harass a Cooper’s hawk two dead trees away."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Nov 24, 2021 09:54 by Mark Holmgren
- 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/S98028131
- Media: 1 Photo

Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) (1)
- Reported Nov 25, 2021 07:47 by Elizabeth Bruckheimer
- 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/S98057460
- Comments: "ID by sound"

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 24, 2021 16:00 by Eric Culbertson
- Santa Ynez Ave and La Tierra Ln, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4086579,-119.5250139&ll=34.4086579,-119.5250139
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S98029995
- Comments: "A brilliant orange oriole with black hood and back. Black upper side of tail w/orange edges. It perched in great light for great bino views. A bird matching this description was in the area in January. Flew towards Heath Park at 4:06pm"

Scott's Oriole (Icterus parisorum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 24, 2021 12:18 by Aaron Maizlish
- Farren Road, 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/S98028392
- Comments: "Adult male. Flew over road into row of tall eukes at the end of the road. Loud chatter."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1)
- Reported Nov 25, 2021 10:14 by Jamie Chavez
- Santa Maria Cemetery, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.93462,-120.4256487&ll=34.93462,-120.4256487
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S98056825
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird in the White-crowned Sparrow flock moving through the cemetery. This day it was near the far north end of the cemetery grounds. Noted the overall brownish color with paler buffy underparts, a streaked breast and lower belly, pale supercilium and a darkish line through the eye, yellow-green rump and undertail coverts, sharp, pointed bill. Frequently wagged its tail. Photographed"

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1)
- Reported Nov 25, 2021 09:40 by Deann Purcell
- 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/S98061084
- Comments: "Cont. bird eating a large bug in a large oak on NE side of house. Seen at 12:35 pm. It then moved to the larger of the two red-leafed trees adjacent to the bird of paradise plants."

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*** Species Summary:

- Vaux's Swift (1 report)
- American Crow (1 report)
- Tennessee Warbler (1 report)
- Palm Warbler (1 report)
- Summer Tanager (1 report)
- Black-headed Grosbeak (1 report)

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Vaux's Swift (Chaetura vauxi) (1)
- Reported Nov 23, 2021 14:00 by Matt Cahill
- Santa Cruz Island--Potato Harbor Trail, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.0506505,-119.5843309&ll=34.0506505,-119.5843309
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97991252
- Comments: "(Rare & Unreported Dot) Thought this must be late and unusual. Well seen flying along cliff edge as we were hiking, actually a bit below us so we were looking down upon it, but close enough that no binos needed. Small, fast flapping all-brown swift with small cigar body and long pointed wings.

Clearly not a white-throated swift by color, size, and tail shape, nor a black swift color, size and flight pattern. Considered possibility of a chimney swift but the wings were not club shaped at the tips and it was quite small, too small to be a chimney.

I see that there are few records on eBird, mostly in fall migration."

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) (1)
- Reported Nov 23, 2021 14:38 by Matt Cahill
- Santa Cruz Island--Scorpion Campground, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.0488223,-119.5624803&ll=34.0488223,-119.5624803
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97991269
- Comments: "(Rare) Thought I was seeing a crow, but came up rare so needed to check and now I see there is a continuing bird on the island.

Spotted at the corral, tucked in a tree above the bathrooms. Small stature and short square tail stood out as it being not a raven."

Tennessee Warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina) (1)
- Reported Nov 23, 2021 13:33 by Anonymous eBirder
- 6900 Market Place Drive, Goleta, California, US (34.429, -119.87), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4290975,-119.8701988&ll=34.4290975,-119.8701988
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97992563
- Comments: "Very very incidental find. I was at my car coming from the natural cafe when I saw a yellow-rumped warbler chasing a smaller bird in a green leavesd tree (not sure what the species was) in the parking lot. The only reason my attention was drawn is because the yellow-rumped was being very loud and aggressive towards the other bird. My initial glance showed that it was small and greenish-yellow and my first instinct was a ruby-crowned kinglet. As I watched it though I noticed that I did not see any wing bars, the tail was very short, and there was no white around the eye. It came in closer I could see it was a small warbler mostly yellowish green in color, thin bill, very short tail, and dark line running through the eye. I thought it was a Tennessee so I grabbed my binoculars from the car and indeed it was! Better views showed all of the aforementioned traits plus whitish undertale coverts. It also gave a chip call which was much different than an orange crowned. Not being from the area I did a little eBird sleuthing and saw that another Tennessee was seen in the same parking lot in March 2020. Imagine that. This was between the natural cafe and the home Depot."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 23, 2021 13:20 by Bernice Hilton
- Santa Maria Cemetery, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.93462,-120.4256487&ll=34.93462,-120.4256487
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97989149
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Prev reported bird this locale. Found across from water element and olive trees near entrance. Solo bird with constant tail bobbing. Poor photo included."

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1)
- Reported Nov 21, 2021 14:04 by Steve Rottenborn
- 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/S98010647
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing female or hatch-year male on northeast side of Stowe House. Originally in eucalyptus but then spent time "flycatching" for bees in live oaks."

Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus) (1)
- Reported Nov 21, 2021 by Hannah Carbone
- 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/S97993895
- Comments: "Unmistakable, at the feeder by the nature center"

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Sparrows at Botanic Garden

Florence Sanchez
 

U had an hour to spare this morning so spent it at the Botanic Garden trying to run down the White-throated SParrow and various Fox Sparrows that have been reported there.  I found the White-throated Sparrow on my way out after missing it earlier.  It was in the planting bed near the information kiosk and restrooms at the Garden entrance.  There was a lot of activity in that bed as the shrubs provide good cover for ground foraging birds.  The shrubs also make it hard to identify what's there, but with patience, many species come out to scratch and forage in the mulch in front of the Sparrows.  I also turned up one Sooty Fox sparrow at that spot.  

I had tow other sooty fox sparrows on the grounds this morning:  one on the north side of meadow near the little water hole and the other scrabbling beneath shrubs near the dripping rock in the Arroyo Section.  Many Hermit Thrushes were out and active this morning.

Florence Sanchez


a bit of detail on 2 immat. M vermilion flyc at Jack O park

Don Tate
 

Maybe a real birder has reported on them Tuesday. I get the daily digest, so I don't know yet. The pink-red immat. M vermilion flyc at Jack O park was reported a few times at first, then a salmon-sided example was reported several times with Pinko reported once during that phase. If memory serves. Salmo had more red on head, Pinko no head-red at all when first I saw Pinko.

Monday Salmo's crown was all dull red, breast ditto with light gray feathers showing thru. Not the eye-searing dipped-in-blood red of the adult, of course. Pinko looked more dull red than pink to my eye Monday, whoknows maybe it was the light. Less red on head and breast than on Salmo. They spent most fence time just a few feet from each other. Lots of sallying. Flew around each other for 1-2 seconds once, but whether that counts as aggression, I don't know. I may have spent two minutes watching them. If no one reports them by my next visit, I'll try for iPhone pix if possible.

Birds suck. :-)

Don Tate


Shorebirds at West Bluff Trail, Devereux Slough, hawk musings

Joan Lentz (cox.net address)
 

Hi All!  Reporting from a brief scan from the blufftops along the trail to Coal Oil Point that starts at the end of Del Playa in I.V.  Loads of shorebirds in the beach wrack (seaweed) below, many of which were too distant to i.d., but see checklist below.  Also, some ducks now at Devereux, see that list, too.
May I throw this out and around:  there used to be an active falconry situation at the Baccara Resort where Harris’ Hawks were being flown to get rid of the undesirables, not sure which species it was!  So… word to the wise on that one, and I do not know if that practice continues!
Good birding!

Joan Lentz
Montecito


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*** Species Summary:

- Short-billed Dowitcher (1 report)
- Harris's Hawk (1 report)
- Short-eared Owl (2 reports)
- Yellow Warbler (Northern) (1 report)
- Summer Tanager (5 reports)

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Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus) (10)
- Reported Nov 22, 2021 08:54 by Kyla Dangerfield
- University of California - Santa Barbara, Goleta US-CA 34.41148, -119.85076, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.411484,-119.850763&ll=34.411484,-119.850763
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97929832
- Comments: "Ucsb lagoon"

Harris's Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus) (1)
- Reported Nov 22, 2021 09:00 by Alexander Passmoore
- Bacara creek, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4318889,-119.9184383&ll=34.4318889,-119.9184383
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97935002
- Comments: "Being mobbed by crows where the creek meets the sea"

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) (2)
- Reported Nov 22, 2021 16:29 by David Blue
- More Mesa, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4215576,-119.7963064&ll=34.4215576,-119.7963064
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97954721
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "We parked on Shoreline Drive and entered from the west. All sightings were in the western half of the mesa. Two Short-eared Owls were seen in flight at the same time initially, then individually between 4:34 and 5:04 PM. (Sunset was at 4:43 PM.) At times a Northern Harrier was seen nearby, and on four occasions swooped down on an owl that had landed on the ground, often scaring it off. It was fascinating to observe this excellent example of convergent evolution, and the suite of anatomical and behavioral traits that these two species share."

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) (2)
- Reported Nov 22, 2021 16:29 by Linda Blue
- More Mesa, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4215576,-119.7963064&ll=34.4215576,-119.7963064
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97954725
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "We parked on Shoreline Drive and entered from the west. All sightings were in the western half of the mesa. Two Short-eared Owls were seen in flight at the same time initially, then individually between 4:34 and 5:04 PM. (Sunset was at 4:43 PM.) At times a Northern Harrier was seen nearby, and on four occasions swooped down on an owl that had landed on the ground, often scaring it off. It was fascinating to observe this excellent example of convergent evolution, and the suite of anatomical and behavioral traits that these two species share."

Yellow Warbler (Northern) (Setophaga petechia [aestiva Group]) (1)
- Reported Nov 22, 2021 12:58 by Max Laubstein
- UCSB--campus, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4148759,-119.8450041&ll=34.4148759,-119.8450041
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97940344
- Media: 1 Audio
- Comments: "Quite odd- do they winter on the coast here? Or just a very late migrant? HY bird, seen and recorded calls. (34.4092537, -119.8458081)"

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1)
- Reported Nov 22, 2021 14:03 by Teale Fristoe
- 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/S97953548
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird high in trees just south of stow house. Yellow tanager with large pale bill, no wing bars, and some orange in the tail coverts."

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1)
- Reported Nov 22, 2021 08:11 by Rebecca Coulter
- 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/S97938414
- Comments: "Initially found by Joan Kent, heard the bird calling briefly in the Eugenia trees east of the house. I had a quick view of the underside of the bird before it flew off to the northeast. Generally bright yellow under the tail, with a quick view of slightly darker wing tips. Called “pit-i-tuck!” a few times when it was high in the tree (which is full of ripe Eugenia cherries)."

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1)
- Reported Nov 22, 2021 08:11 by Joan Kent
- 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/S97945586
- Comments: "Initially found by Joan Kent, heard the bird calling briefly in the Eugenia trees east of the house. I had a quick view of the underside of the bird before it flew off to the northeast. Generally bright yellow under the tail, with a quick view of slightly darker wing tips. Called “pit-i-tuck!” a few times when it was high in the tree (which is full of ripe Eugenia cherries)."

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1)
- Reported Nov 22, 2021 08:11 by R Dennis Ringer
- 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/S97946231
- Comments: "Initially found by Joan Kent, heard the bird calling briefly in the Eugenia trees east of the house. I had a quick view of the underside of the bird before it flew off to the northeast. Generally bright yellow under the tail, with a quick view of slightly darker wing tips. Called “pit-i-tuck!” a few times when it was high in the tree (which is full of ripe Eugenia cherries)."

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1)
- Reported Nov 22, 2021 07:40 by Deann Purcell
- 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/S97936285
- Comments: "Cont. bird high in the eucaplytus adjacent to the driveway circle at the Stow house. Observed around 7:45 am."

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Odds and ends

Hugh Ranson
 

I looked this morning for the Warbling Vireo in Bohnett Park, hoping it might be back for its ninth winter. Alas, I could not pull it out, but I haven't yet given up hope. There was a dull Western Tanager there as consolation.

Whilst looking unsuccessfully for the Great-crested Flycatcher, there was a White-throated Sparrow in the Atascadero Creek bed.

This morning there were a dozen Pine Siskins on the thistle socks at my house.

Hugh Ranson
SB


Re: East Pinery Fox Sparrows

Peter Schneekloth
 

I've seen Phainopepla at the location Rebecca mentions in recent years. 

Peter Schneekloth
Buellton


Re: East Pinery Fox Sparrows

Florence Sanchez
 

I used to find Phainopeplas in the general area in previous years, but not recently.  A place I have had them in the past is flying over Fog. Mountain road at the point where Tunnel Road branches off.

Florence


On Monday, November 22, 2021, 02:20:00 PM PST, Rebecca Coulter <rfcphoebe@...> wrote:


Just to add briefly to this observation: I spent a few hours at Figueroa Mountain yesterday, mostly at one pullout just east of the Davy Brown Trailhead. I was surprised to find at least two Phainopepla calling frequently and inspecting the abundant mistletoe in most of the oaks. Are they regular here in this season? I rarely go to this area in the fall/winter.

Rebecca Coulter
SB

On Nov 22, 2021, at 2:11 PM, Florence Sanchez via groups.io <sanchezucsb11@...> wrote:


I had a very dull day when I went to East Pinery Road about two weeks ago, so I didn't bother to post, but the one finding that brightened the day was a Slaty Fox Sparrow foraging with a Sooty at the edge of the road.  otherwise, I didn't even have a Steller's Jay, nor any nuthatches.

Florence Sanchez

On Monday, November 22, 2021, 10:58:20 AM PST, Mark Bright via groups.io <pywiack@...> wrote:


On a late morning to early afternoon walk at the East Pinery off of Figueroa Mountain Road yesterday there were four or five Sooty Fox Sparrows on the road. One unfortunate individual had a large tumor between its left eye and beak. A walk up Ranger Peak and around it yielded nothing more interesting than a Stellar's Jay.

Mark Bright
Santa Barbara


Re: East Pinery Fox Sparrows

Rebecca Coulter
 

Just to add briefly to this observation: I spent a few hours at Figueroa Mountain yesterday, mostly at one pullout just east of the Davy Brown Trailhead. I was surprised to find at least two Phainopepla calling frequently and inspecting the abundant mistletoe in most of the oaks. Are they regular here in this season? I rarely go to this area in the fall/winter.

Rebecca Coulter
SB

On Nov 22, 2021, at 2:11 PM, Florence Sanchez via groups.io <sanchezucsb11@...> wrote:


I had a very dull day when I went to East Pinery Road about two weeks ago, so I didn't bother to post, but the one finding that brightened the day was a Slaty Fox Sparrow foraging with a Sooty at the edge of the road.  otherwise, I didn't even have a Steller's Jay, nor any nuthatches.

Florence Sanchez

On Monday, November 22, 2021, 10:58:20 AM PST, Mark Bright via groups.io <pywiack@...> wrote:


On a late morning to early afternoon walk at the East Pinery off of Figueroa Mountain Road yesterday there were four or five Sooty Fox Sparrows on the road. One unfortunate individual had a large tumor between its left eye and beak. A walk up Ranger Peak and around it yielded nothing more interesting than a Stellar's Jay.

Mark Bright
Santa Barbara


Re: East Pinery Fox Sparrows

Florence Sanchez
 


I had a very dull day when I went to East Pinery Road about two weeks ago, so I didn't bother to post, but the one finding that brightened the day was a Slaty Fox Sparrow foraging with a Sooty at the edge of the road.  otherwise, I didn't even have a Steller's Jay, nor any nuthatches.

Florence Sanchez

On Monday, November 22, 2021, 10:58:20 AM PST, Mark Bright via groups.io <pywiack@...> wrote:


On a late morning to early afternoon walk at the East Pinery off of Figueroa Mountain Road yesterday there were four or five Sooty Fox Sparrows on the road. One unfortunate individual had a large tumor between its left eye and beak. A walk up Ranger Peak and around it yielded nothing more interesting than a Stellar's Jay.

Mark Bright
Santa Barbara


Re: Raptor Identification

Florence Sanchez
 
Edited

Dear Scott,

I can't tell enough from you photo to make a definitive call.  However, the long wings and tail do suggest Northern Harrier.  A couple of weeks ago I found an obvious male near Alisos and Happy Canyon Roads that had plumage similar to what you described.  I identified it as  young bird molting to adult plumage; hence the patches of brown.  Hope this helps.

Florence Sanchez


On Monday, November 22, 2021, 11:23:19 AM PST, Scott Orlosky via groups.io <scottorlosky@...> wrote:


Yesterday around 1PM as I was walking out of the San Marcos Foothill Preserve toward the Antone Road egress (right at the turn in the trail where the large map is posted), I spotted a raptor up near the edge of Debra Dr. about 200 yards away.

As it skimmed the grassy area it turned so that I saw it head-on.  My first impression was of a Northern Harrier, most likely a male due to a lightish aspect, but a bit confusing as it also seemed to have a dark, somewhat reddish wash on the wings.

It stayed high overhead, but then caught a thermal and started turning and rising quickly.  At one point it turned to give a good view from underneath clearly showing dark axillars. I fumbled with my phone to try and get a good picture, but it was circling and moving quickly towards the SSW and I lost the opportunity for a clear shot.  I have attached the best shot that I got as it flew away from me.

At no time did the bird flap its wings, nor did it show the typical harrier dihedral, leaving me to wonder if it was a prairie falcon or a harrier. I don't know if the attached picture is much help, but perhaps it will be definitive for somebody in this group.  For reference I have seen Prairie Falcons before, perhaps a dozen times, and Harriers, many hundreds of times.

Scott Orlosky


Raptor Identification

Scott Orlosky
 
Edited

Yesterday around 1PM as I was walking out of the San Marcos Foothill Preserve toward the Antone Road egress (right at the turn in the trail where the large map is posted), I spotted a raptor up near the edge of Debra Dr. about 200 yards away.

As it skimmed the grassy area it turned so that I saw it head-on.  My first impression was of a Northern Harrier, most likely a male due to a lightish aspect, but a bit confusing as it also seemed to have a dark, somewhat reddish wash on the wings.

It stayed high overhead, but then caught a thermal and started turning and rising quickly.  At one point it turned to give a good view from underneath clearly showing dark axillars. I fumbled with my phone to try and get a good picture, but it was circling and moving quickly towards the SSW and I lost the opportunity for a clear shot.  I have attached the best shot that I got as it flew away from me.

At no time did the bird flap its wings, nor did it show the typical harrier dihedral, leaving me to wonder if it was a prairie falcon or a harrier. I don't know if the attached picture is much help, but perhaps it will be definitive for somebody in this group.  For reference I have seen Prairie Falcons before, perhaps a dozen times, and Harriers, many hundreds of times.

Scott Orlosky


East Pinery Fox Sparrows

Mark Bright
 

On a late morning to early afternoon walk at the East Pinery off of Figueroa Mountain Road yesterday there were four or five Sooty Fox Sparrows on the road. One unfortunate individual had a large tumor between its left eye and beak. A walk up Ranger Peak and around it yielded nothing more interesting than a Stellar's Jay.

Mark Bright
Santa Barbara


Re: 3 vermilion flyc now Jack O park guadalupe

Dave Compton
 

Pretty cool. Thanks, Don. If we have three Pine Warblers, there's certainly no reason we can't have three Vermilion Flycatchers.

Your report prompted me to go back to eBird and look at all the reports over the past month. All of the photos during that period show what could be the same two birds I saw on Saturday: an adult male and a second bird with a little red on the crown (which may have filled in since the first report), a good amount of orangey red on the belly, and a pale breast. 

He didn't include a photo, but Elias Elias reported the adult male and a second bird he described as potentially either male or female, on 27 October. Since John Deacon photographed a young male with extensiver orangey red just two days later, I have to wonder if Elias saw a different, less red bird. 

What did your two young males look like? Very similar? One more red than the other? We may not be able to say more than two were present before today, but the more info we have the better.

Thanks!
Dave Compton
Santa Barbara

On Mon, Nov 22, 2021 at 8:34 AM Don Tate via groups.io <osomocoso=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


3 vermilion fly jack o park Both immat M hanging out together on wtp fence Ad M in its usual area






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*** Species Summary:

- Great Crested Flycatcher (3 reports)
- Orchard Oriole (2 reports)
- MacGillivray's Warbler (1 report)

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Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 21, 2021 15:53 by Max Laubstein
- Atascadero Creek at Patterson Ave., Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4246166,-119.811059&ll=34.4246166,-119.811059
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97907762
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "Most likely the same bird found by Mark Holmgren 12 days ago. At approximately 4 pm, we walked down to the creek bed on the little trail at (34.4236920, -119.8148926). At around 4:10 I spotted an odd bird at the top of a willow at (34.4235413, -119.8146921). Better looks revealed a large myiarchus with a far-brighter stomach than an ATFL, incredibly bright rufous primaries, secondaries, and tail, a heavy bill with a pinkish base, median coverts with white tipping forming a white upper wing bar, and inner greater secondary coverts with whitish tips, while the outer greater covers had rufous tips, forming a bicolored lower wing bar. We watched the bird actively feed for quite some time, successfully catching a large green caterpillar. It slowly worked its way east towards (34.4237487, -119.8139699), where we last saw it, before it became inactive for the night and disappeared in the dense willow tangles. We heard it call twice in flights between perches, but I don’t have a recording. The calls were typical of a myiarchus- quite burry, but it was quite hard to study given its reluctance to vocalize."

Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 21, 2021 15:53 by Jeremy Cowan
- Atascadero Creek at Patterson Ave., Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4246166,-119.811059&ll=34.4246166,-119.811059
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97908571
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "At approximately 4 pm, we walked down to the creek bed on the little trail at (34.4236920, -119.8148926). At around 4:10 I spotted an odd bird at the top of a willow at (34.4235413, -119.8146921). Better looks revealed a large myiarchus with a far-brighter stomach than an ATFL, incredibly bright rufous primaries, secondaries, and tail, a heavy bill with a pinkish base, median coverts with white tipping forming a white upper wing bar, and inner greater secondary coverts with whitish tips, while the outer greater covers had rufous tips, forming a bicolored lower wing bar. We watched the bird actively feed for quite some time, successfully catching a large green caterpillar. It slowly worked its way east towards (34.4237487, -119.8139699), where we last saw it, before it became inactive for the night and disappeared in the dense willow tangles. We heard it call twice in flights between perches, but I don’t have a recording. The calls were typical of a myiarchus- quite burry, but it was quite hard to study given its reluctance to vocalize."

Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 21, 2021 15:53 by Alex Castelein
- Atascadero Creek at Patterson Ave., Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4246166,-119.811059&ll=34.4246166,-119.811059
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97908612
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "At approximately 4 pm, we walked down to the creek bed on the little trail at (34.4236920, -119.8148926). At around 4:10 I spotted an odd bird at the top of a willow at (34.4235413, -119.8146921). Better looks revealed a large myiarchus with a far-brighter stomach than an ATFL, incredibly bright rufous primaries, secondaries, and tail, a heavy bill with a pinkish base, median coverts with white tipping forming a white upper wing bar, and inner greater secondary coverts with whitish tips, while the outer greater covers had rufous tips, forming a bicolored lower wing bar. We watched the bird actively feed for quite some time, successfully catching a large green caterpillar. It slowly worked its way east towards (34.4237487, -119.8139699), where we last saw it, before it became inactive for the night and disappeared in the dense willow tangles. We heard it call twice in flights between perches, but I don’t have a recording. The calls were typical of a myiarchus- quite burry, but it was quite hard to study given its reluctance to vocalize."

Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 21, 2021 12:30 by Tom Boucher
- Santa Monica Creek, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4070435,-119.5278168&ll=34.4070435,-119.5278168
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97902612
- Comments: "Adult male. Black hood with dark rust colored belly. De-curved bill. near footbridge, Previously seen at this site."

Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 21, 2021 08:30 by Dika Golovatchoff
- Santa Monica Creek, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4070435,-119.5278168&ll=34.4070435,-119.5278168
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97906072
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Perched briefly among cape honeysuckle but always toward back of foliage and bloom. Head black, breast and underparts dark rufous. Continuing rarity, annual visitor at this location."

MacGillivray's Warbler (Geothlypis tolmiei) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 21, 2021 10:01 by David Compton
- 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/S97889465
- Comments: "Continuing male"

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