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*** Species Summary:

- Brant (2 reports)
- Calliope Hummingbird (1 report)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (1 report)
- Short-eared Owl (2 reports)
- Merlin (Taiga) (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (5 reports)
- American Crow (2 reports)
- Swinhoe's White-eye (1 report)
- Nashville Warbler (1 report)
- American Redstart (1 report)
- Palm Warbler (1 report)
- Summer Tanager (1 report)

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Brant (Branta bernicla) (39)
- Reported Nov 27, 2021 12:15 by Nikolas Orton
- Santa Cruz Island--Scorpion Harbor, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.0489615,-119.5560551&ll=34.0489615,-119.5560551
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S98224905
- Comments: "Exact count of flock of black and white geese flying east past the harbor"

Brant (Branta bernicla) (39)
- Reported Nov 27, 2021 12:15 by Monte Neate-Clegg
- Santa Cruz Island--Scorpion Harbor, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.0489615,-119.5560551&ll=34.0489615,-119.5560551
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S98224904
- Comments: "Exact count of flock of black and white geese flying east past the harbor"

Calliope Hummingbird (Selasphorus calliope) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2021 09:30 by Christine Knight
- 521 Consuelo Dr, Santa Barbara US-CA 34.44761, -119.76223, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.447608,-119.762234&ll=34.447608,-119.762234
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S98202117
- Comments: "My home hummingbird feeder regularly has Anna’s visit, but this week I’ve noticed a smaller hummingbird that has a different call and chip/chirp. Feeder is in shadow so I don’t see any magenta on neck. Underside very white. More tail-pumping than Anna’s. I’m guessing it’s a Calliope?"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Nov 27, 2021 10:00 by John Callender
- 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/S98144687
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "To one side of the Black-bellied Plover flock north of the south pullout (at the half-bridge). Slightly smaller-beaked and warmer-toned than nearby Black-bellied Plover; lacked dark “wingpits” when it flew. I originally entered it as “American/Pacific”, but I’ve now changed it to Pacific based on much-appreciated feedback about the late date making Pacific more likely, and this bird’s wings looking relatively short, to the extent that’s visible from the photos."

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) (1)
- Reported Nov 27, 2021 16:49 by Alex Henry
- 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/S98165099
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Known location. Hunting over central part of the grassy fields around 5-5:15 PM. Seen well, bad photos. Medium size owl, LEOW/SEOW type (distinctive wing pattern - dark comma on pale underwing at end of coverts, buffy patch at base of primaries on darker upperwing - ruling out Barn), and with paler underparts than a Long-eared."

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) (1)
- Reported Nov 27, 2021 16:02 by Betsy Mooney
- 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/S98165880
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Observed hunting on eastern side. Seen by several other birders. Medium-sized owl with broad, rounded wings, flying low with stiff wing beats across the grassy areas of More Mesa, at times circling close to the bluffs. Upper parts spotted dark brown, white, and buff; breast heavily streaked dark brown; short tail."

Merlin (Taiga) (Falco columbarius columbarius) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2021 13:55 by Monte Neate-Clegg
- Auto selected 34.04271, -119.55902, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.042709,-119.559022&ll=34.042709,-119.559022
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S98225051
- Comments: "Small falcon, slate-gray upper parts, flew over the trail"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2021 11:14 by David Compton
- 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/S98204871
- Comments: "Details to come"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2021 11:30 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/S98211890
- Comments: "Large bill, could see forked tail. Extensive yellow ending near the throat of the bird. Flycatching in shrubs bordering the lake. Saw through another birder’s scope, as they were kind enough to let me look."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2021 07:50 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/S98190423
- Comments: "Cont bird seen from dam. Large bill. Bright yellow gray head."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Nov 27, 2021 09:30 by Dika Golovatchoff
- 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/S98165485
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Seen perching in various locations south of dam. Thick dark bill, bright yellow breast. Seen regularly in this location. Photo."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2021 08:41 by John Deacon
- Santa Maria Country Club (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.905972,-120.442061&ll=34.905972,-120.442061
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S98214630
- Comments: "Bright yellow belly and breast. Lightly forked tail. No white at tip or on sides of tail. Hunting at pond near #5 tee box. Should be visible from vacant lot on Lorencita Drive."

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) (2)
- Reported Nov 27, 2021 11:10 by Monte Neate-Clegg
- 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/S98224829
- Comments: "Wandering around camp like the ravens. Much smaller than the ravens"

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) (2)
- Reported Nov 27, 2021 11:10 by Nikolas Orton
- 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/S98224830
- Comments: "Wandering around camp like the ravens. Much smaller than the ravens"

Swinhoe's White-eye (Zosterops simplex) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2021 09:31 by Eric Culbertson
- East Side neighborhoods, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.420564,-119.675018&ll=34.420564,-119.675018
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S98201461
- Comments: "On Soledad st here: 34.424136, -119.674867. W/ mixed flock of bushtit and warblers in trees lining south side of street eventually moving into yard at address 22. I thought I may have been seeing multiple birds but I dont know. Yellow hood, olive green back and upperparts, pale unmarked underparts, yellow undertail coverts. Broad white eye ring. Bill dark and seemingly heavier than nearby warbs. Probably larger than Townsend’s and heavier bodied and shorter tailed than yellow-rumped. I had a white-eye here last winter. This species has recently pushed north from Southern California showing up in Ventura co."

Nashville Warbler (Leiothlypis ruficapilla) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2021 09:31 by Eric Culbertson
- East Side neighborhoods, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.420564,-119.675018&ll=34.420564,-119.675018
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S98201461
- Comments: "On Cacique st in tipu here 34.421251, -119.674957 between s Alisos st and s voluntario st"

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2021 07:51 by Andrew McGrath
- 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/S98193810
- Comments: "Female or first-year male. Warbler with distinctive redstart-like nonstop foraging. Black head and back (save for light wing bar) with white belly. Pale orange on throat and base of tail. Tail spread out (fan-like) when foraging. South side of creek at (34.4244050, -119.8126704)"

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2021 11:10 by Benny Jacobs-Schwartz
- 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/S98205695
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Foraging on the ground loosely association with YRWA and WCSP. More closely with the YRWA. Seen and photo’d well. Tail bobbing and yellow undertail coverts. Seen here last (34.9372122, -120.4257697)"

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1)
- Reported Nov 27, 2021 10:08 by Libby Patten
- 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/S98164950
- 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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Stellar’s Jays

Alan Prichard
 

There are several Steller’s jays hanging around my new house at Jameson lake. I haven’t seen any since the fire but now they are daily visitors.


White-eye, other birds this week

Eric Culbertson
 

All,
I had a White-eye, presumably Swinhoeś (Zosterops simplex) in a mixed flock near 22 S Soledad St here 34.424136, -119.674867 late this morning. I thought there were two or more birds up in the trees lining the street here but I focused on the bird that came down and fed low at eye level in a yard before the whole group moved on. This species has established itself in southern California and has dispersed to neighboring counties and most impressively to the channel islands. I poorly saw a White-eye along this same street 24 December 2020. Its anyones guess whether the Soledad st bird(s) represent local escapees or dispersing birds. Nearby a Nashville Warbler was in tipu along Cacique st between between S Alisos st and S Voluntario St. 

On the 26th a Bullockś Oriole was in bottlebrush along Sawyer Ave in Carpinteria and on the 24th I had what may be a returning male Baltimore Oriole along La Tierra Lane in Carpinteria along with another, I think northern type oriole. 

Eric Culbertson
Arcata and sometimes Carpinteria 


Black-and-white Warbler SB Mesa

Mark Bright
 

Female Black-and-white Warbler in my backyard on coast live oak, The Mesa, Santa Barbara.

Mark Bright
Santa Barbara


Happy holidays to all

Rob Denholtz
 

May your days be birdy and bright . . . .


Best wishes,

Rob Denholtz
Carp

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Rob Denholtz
Carpinteria


Sunday birds

Dave Compton
 

A couple of minor things from Sunday:

Three Common Goldeneyes and one female Hooded Merganser were at the Sandpiper Golf Course pond. There was some thought that one of the goldeneyes here yesterday may have had the head shape of a Barrow's Goldeneye. All the birds were diving the whole time I was there, so the head shape I was seeing may not have been that reliable. But they all looked fine for Common, as did the large size of the bills of all three birds.

At Devereux, there was a Tropical Kingbird a little before noon, but no sign of the Pacific Golden-Plover that was here yesterday.

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara


Mt. Bluebird part 2

Hugh Ranson
 

In the text of my first message I said the bird was at Gaviota...should have said El Capitan.

Hugh


Mountain Bluebird at El Capitan

Hugh Ranson
 

This morning a non-birding friend took a photo of a male Mountain Bluebird on the Bill Wallace Trail at Gaviota State Beach.

Hugh Ranson
SB


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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


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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

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