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Herring Gulls

Steven Gaulin
 

I was surprised to find 6-7 adult Herring Gulls at Campus Point about 4:00 PM today. I seldom see so many individuals of this species in the County. Other gulls were predominantly Western, with only one Heerman's.

Also, 12 Greater Yellowlegs at Goleta Slough seemed mildly noteworthy at 11:00 AM today.  An Osprey was also present.

Steven Gaulin
Santa Barbara


Northern Waterthrush continues

Larry Ballard
 

The Northern Waterthrush was opposite the water treatment plant along Carp Creek around 6:15 this afternoon, calling occasionally.

A flock of about 650 Elegant Terns at East Beach near the pavilion was the largest I've seen this summer.

Larry B.
Carpinteria


Oso Flaco access during construction.

David Levasheff
 

Here is the reply I got from the park officials.

Hi David, thanks for getting the word out. There will be no public access allowed even if people park on the outside and walk in. It’s likely that the project will not take the entire time and we will open it back up sooner. If that’s the case I will let you know. Thanks so much, Stephanie

David


ultra rare eBird alerts turned off

Wim van Dam
 

Okay, so these hourly ultra rare eBird alerts turned out to be too much for a lot of people. I have turned off these hourly alerts so your inbox will no longer be flooded by identical reports of the same ultra-rare, but unchaseable bird.(*) 

Let me know, however, if you are hardcore enough that you don't mind these hourly alerts and I will set things up so that you will keep receiving them. 

The daily "just rare" eBird reports will continue as usual. 

Thanks
Wim

*: When are we going to read a report of that epic September 22 pelagic? 



--
Wim van Dam (Solvang, CA)
SBCO #377+3: Least Bittern


Re: Dublin

Jasen Liu
 

Also had my first Herring Gull (adult) of the season in a large group of gulls (~500) in that general area this morning. Large numbers of juvenile Heermann's Gulls as well.


today at Carpinteria Creek - funereal, to borrow Brad's phrase

Joan Lentz (cox.net address)
 

Hi all:  Larry Ballard and I chose this morning to see if we could negotiate the creek bed with just hiking boots, which we found we could easily do.  Too bad it was so DEAD.  Seriously, I don’t know why we couldn’t find a waterthrush or an ovenbird, but it was really quiet.  
List below:

Also, on another subject, Larry was telling me that I’d inadvertently sent in a list to eBird from Cold Spring Creek on which I listed 42 California GULL instead of QUAIL.  I got really mad at him for not correcting me!  I think we have to help each other, in a friendly way, when we make these silly mistakes.   
Isn’t fall fun?   

Joan Lentz


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

eBird alert
 

*** Species Summary:

- Cackling Goose (Aleutian) (1 report)
- Cackling Goose (1 report)
- Rufous Hummingbird (2 reports)
- Solitary Sandpiper (1 report)
- Common Tern (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Northern Waterthrush (2 reports)
- Black-and-white Warbler (2 reports)

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Thank you for subscribing to the <daily> Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Santa Barbara County. View or unsubscribe to this alert at https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35915
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Cackling Goose (Aleutian) (Branta hutchinsii leucopareia) (1)
- Reported Sep 26, 2018 08:38 by Shawn Goodchild
- Waller Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9029675,-120.4392958&ll=34.9029675,-120.4392958
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48759573
- Comments: "Small Canada-type goose with stubby bill, white neck band, fairly tame resident at front park pond "

Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) (1)
- Reported Sep 26, 2018 08:38 by Shawn Goodchild
- Waller Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9029675,-120.4392958&ll=34.9029675,-120.4392958
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48759573
- Comments: "Small Canada-like goose with stubby bill, no white neck band at all "

Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) (1)
- Reported Sep 24, 2018 09:00 by Marv Kwit
- Alice Keck Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4296434,-119.7060233&ll=34.4296434,-119.7060233
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48745907
- Comments: "Overall rich colored rufous, much more so than Allen's, striking copper color, (several but not many) green feathers on the back. Showing a white throat under the gorget. Green, dark charcoal wings. Approx. 31/2" long."

Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) (1)
- Reported Sep 24, 2018 09:00 by Mario Borunda
- Alice Keck Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4296434,-119.7060233&ll=34.4296434,-119.7060233
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48751576
- Comments: "Overall rich colored rufous, much more so than Allen's, striking copper color, (several but not many) green feathers on the back. Showing a white throat under the gorget. Green, dark charcoal wings. Approx. 31/2" long."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1)
- Reported Sep 26, 2018 09:00 by Pete Wolf
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48760095
- Comments: "Continuing... Eye ring... Have pictures and video"

Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) (1)
- Reported Sep 22, 2018 11:18 by Bradley Hacker
- (34.8870,-121.0511), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.887014,-121.051051&ll=34.887014,-121.051051
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48735636
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Fly-by tern different than the two perched on kelp"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 24, 2018 12:00 by Marv Kwit
- CA, Santa Barbara, Andree Clark Bird Refuge, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4213545,-119.6582794&ll=34.4213545,-119.6582794
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48746059
- Comments: "Entire underside brilliant yellow, right up to the throat; heavy bill. Seen here previously, recently and also a regular rarity in this location, year after year. See at 50' with Nikon 8x42 bins; observed for a couple of minutes. I've seen this bird here, before today. ID'd by many local experts."

Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) (1)
- Reported Sep 25, 2018 17:20 by Kay Regester
- Carpinteria Creek, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3930006,-119.5140259&ll=34.3930006,-119.5140259
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48748022
- Comments: "Popped out of bushes on N side of creek NE of the sewage treatment plant levees. Brown bird with long white supercilium. Tail bobbing. Dark stripes on breast and sides. Whitish flanks Has been observed previously in this location. It did not look anything like an Ovenbird also seen in this location recently. "

Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) (1)
- Reported Sep 25, 2018 11:59 by Mark Holmgren
- Carpinteria Creek, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3930006,-119.5140259&ll=34.3930006,-119.5140259
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48751102
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Tail bobbing, water loving wood warbler. Brown dorsally, yellowish white ventrally. Strong yellowish supercilium, extensive bold streaking on the yellowish under parts diminishing towards the lower belly and undertail coverts. Dusky green patch on flanks. Legs dark pink. Called a sharp ‘chink’ twice. Viewed from 9 meters as I sat on the creek bank at the upstream end of the sewage treatment facility."

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 24, 2018 09:00 by Marv Kwit
- Alice Keck Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4296434,-119.7060233&ll=34.4296434,-119.7060233
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48745907
- Comments: "Appeared to be a first winter bird, with light black striping on both flanks. Black and white striped crown, white supercilium, white throat, black and white streaked mantle, white-black-white wing bar pattern. Seen walking along horizontal tipu trees, not flitting about."

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 24, 2018 09:00 by Mario Borunda
- Alice Keck Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4296434,-119.7060233&ll=34.4296434,-119.7060233
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48751576
- Comments: "Appeared to be a first winter bird, with light black striping on both flanks. Black and white striped crown, white supercilium, white throat, black and white streaked mantle, white-black-white wing bar pattern. Seen walking along horizontal tipu trees, not flitting about."

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Jameson Incidental Observation

Alan Prichard
 

Some newcomers arrived this week. A flock of about 25 American Wigeons and Ring-necked ducks have shown up.


Re: Dublin

David Levasheff
 

Alright, alright, Dunlin already.

David

On Sep 26, 2018, at 08:25, David Levasheff <levaweb@...> wrote:

Sorry, that was yesterday. There were only two large clumps of wrack.

David
On Sep 26, 2018, at 08:17, David Levasheff <levaweb@...> wrote:

We had our fall first in the wrack with Black Turnstones. Viewed from the west end of Goleta Beach Park bluffs.

David




Oso Flaco Lake closure

David Levasheff
 

The parking lot at the park will be closed Oct 8th through Oct 31 for culvert replacement.

David


Re: Dublin

David Levasheff
 

Sorry, that was yesterday. There were only two large clumps of wrack.

David

On Sep 26, 2018, at 08:17, David Levasheff <levaweb@...> wrote:

We had our fall first in the wrack with Black Turnstones. Viewed from the west end of Goleta Beach Park bluffs.

David



Dublin

David Levasheff
 

We had our fall first in the wrack with Black Turnstones. Viewed from the west end of Goleta Beach Park bluffs.

David


Refugio SB & 1st xing

Bradley Hacker <bradley_r_hacker@...>
 

Funereal. Only excitement was one Greater White Fronted Goose in the creek below the bridge


Good birding,

Brad Hacker
Goleta
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bradley_hacker/
...


Re: Broad-winged Hawk at Romero today

John Callender
 

Or a Ferruginous? (Pointed out by John Sterling.) Impressive that I can misidentify the same bird twice, don't you think?

John Callender
Carpinteria


Broad-winged Hawk at Romero today

John Callender
 

I thought it was a Red-tailed when I photographed it, and didn't look closely at the images until after I got home. But I actually photographed a light-phase juvenlie Broad-winged Hawk at the Romero hawkwatch today.

Other highlights were an American White Pelican, a Golden Eagle, and 33 combined Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawks.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48747271

John Callender
Carpinteria


Re: Winchester 1 rarities

Cuyler Stapelmann
 

Adam S found the vesper in chase palm park. I just relocated it in the eastern most area near Calle Cesar Chavez, where it was with juncos and a savannah sparrow. We couldn't find any other birds worth noting.

Cuyler
Santa Barbara


On Sep 25, 2018, at 12:29 PM, Wes Fritz <wes-fritz@...> wrote:

No, east of Fess Parker’s and west of Caesar Chavez.

Wes 

On Sep 25, 2018, at 12:27 PM, Wes Fritz <wes-fritz@...> wrote:

Yep, in the field next to Calle Caesar Chavez ( east) in a fenced area I have seen one Brewers Sparrow, one Vesper Sparrow and a MacGillivray’s Warbler and I am not looking for birds. I am working with the railroad right now.

Good birding.

Wes Fritz
805 895 0685
Solvang CA

On Sep 25, 2018, at 9:01 AM, Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby@...> wrote:

All,

 

I checked out Winchester 1 this morning. John Callender was there when I arrived. We were able to refind the Chestnut-sided Warbler. Later I saw it better and could see conspicuous chestnut on the flanks. Can someone confirm that the bird previously seen has those. After John had unfortunately left, I headed south into the grove and found a Tennessee and a Blackburnian Warbler. Note that viewing conditions for warblers high up in the eucs in the gloomy morning light are challenging. I had a Red-breasted Sapsucker as well. This has pretty conspicuous red on the head so is presumably different to the sapsucker seen by Rebecca yesterday.

 

I wanted to alert other birder to the fact there is a bird bath attracting a number of tanagers and warblers. If you follow the path into the grove, it cuts across diagonally to a gate that leads into a mobile home complex. There is a bird bath about 8 yards N of this gate on the far side of the chain link fence.

 

Nick Lethaby

Goleta, CA 93117

 

Office: 805 562 5106

Mobile: 805 284 6200

Email: nlethaby@...

 


Northern Waterthrush on Carpinteria Creek

Mark Holmgren
 

At  34.3922  -119.51758
A Northern Waterthrush accommodated me for the better part of an hour as I sat on the bank at the upstream end of the sewage treatment facility. This is just slightly downstream of 6th Street.

Mark Holmgren 
Carpinteria 


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

eBird alert
 

*** Species Summary:

- Cackling Goose (Aleutian) (1 report)
- Cackling Goose (1 report)
- Common Tern (1 report)
- Wilson's Storm-Petrel (20 reports)
- Broad-winged Hawk (1 report)
- Swainson's Hawk (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (2 reports)
- Cliff Swallow (1 report)
- Ovenbird (1 report)
- Black-and-white Warbler (1 report)
- Blackburnian Warbler (2 reports)
- Chestnut-sided Warbler (5 reports)
- Blackpoll Warbler (1 report)

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Thank you for subscribing to the <daily> Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Santa Barbara County. View or unsubscribe to this alert at https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35915
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Cackling Goose (Aleutian) (Branta hutchinsii leucopareia) (1)
- Reported Sep 24, 2018 17:04 by Shawn Goodchild
- Waller Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9029675,-120.4392958&ll=34.9029675,-120.4392958
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48728394
- Comments: "Resident, white banding on neck, small Canada style goose with small bill"

Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) (1)
- Reported Sep 24, 2018 17:04 by Shawn Goodchild
- Waller Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9029675,-120.4392958&ll=34.9029675,-120.4392958
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48728394
- Comments: "Small Canada-like goose with stumpy bill. No white band visible on neck like the other aleutians here"

Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) (1)
- Reported Sep 24, 2018 15:41 by Mark Holmgren
- 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/view/checklist/S48731124
- Comments: "This bird was in a flock of 10 terns flying around the estuary east of the railroad tracks. Relative to the Forster’s Tern, this bird showed dark carpal bars, smaller body and bill in flight."

Wilson's Storm-Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 22, 2018 10:15 by Max Taylor
- (34.9163,-121.0605), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.916308,-121.060485&ll=34.916308,-121.060485
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48736574
- Comments: "Some may have distant photos"

Wilson's Storm-Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 22, 2018 10:15 by Mike Stiles
- (34.9163,-121.0605), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.916308,-121.060485&ll=34.916308,-121.060485
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48735897
- Comments: "Some may have distant photos"

Wilson's Storm-Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 22, 2018 10:15 by Bradley Hacker
- (34.9163,-121.0605), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.916308,-121.060485&ll=34.916308,-121.060485
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48735638
- Comments: "Some may have distant photos"

Wilson's Storm-Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 22, 2018 10:15 by John Toldi
- (34.9163,-121.0605), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.916308,-121.060485&ll=34.916308,-121.060485
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48734734
- Comments: "Some may have distant photos"

Wilson's Storm-Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 22, 2018 10:15 by Steven McMasters
- (34.9163,-121.0605), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.916308,-121.060485&ll=34.916308,-121.060485
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48737484
- Comments: "Some may have distant photos"

Wilson's Storm-Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 22, 2018 10:15 by Norman Pillsbury
- (34.9163,-121.0605), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.916308,-121.060485&ll=34.916308,-121.060485
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48739350
- Comments: "Some may have distant photos"

Wilson's Storm-Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 22, 2018 10:15 by Maggie Smith
- (34.9163,-121.0605), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.916308,-121.060485&ll=34.916308,-121.060485
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48733957
- Comments: "Some may have distant photos"

Wilson's Storm-Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 22, 2018 10:15 by Alvaro's Adventures
- (34.9163,-121.0605), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.916308,-121.060485&ll=34.916308,-121.060485
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48729323
- Comments: "Some may have distant photos"

Wilson's Storm-Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 22, 2018 10:15 by Wendy A McKeown
- (34.9163,-121.0605), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.916308,-121.060485&ll=34.916308,-121.060485
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48731343
- Comments: "Some may have distant photos"

Wilson's Storm-Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 22, 2018 10:15 by Torrey Gage-Tomlinson
- (34.9163,-121.0605), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.916308,-121.060485&ll=34.916308,-121.060485
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48732042
- Comments: "Some may have distant photos"

Wilson's Storm-Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 22, 2018 10:15 by Sarah Newton-Scott
- (34.9163,-121.0605), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.916308,-121.060485&ll=34.916308,-121.060485
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48729435
- Comments: "Some may have distant photos"

Wilson's Storm-Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 22, 2018 10:15 by Jeff Miller
- (34.9163,-121.0605), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.916308,-121.060485&ll=34.916308,-121.060485
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48729660
- Comments: "Some may have distant photos"

Wilson's Storm-Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 22, 2018 10:15 by Kathanne Lynch
- (34.9163,-121.0605), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.916308,-121.060485&ll=34.916308,-121.060485
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48730183
- Comments: "Some may have distant photos"

Wilson's Storm-Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 22, 2018 10:15 by Francis Toldi
- (34.9163,-121.0605), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.916308,-121.060485&ll=34.916308,-121.060485
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48730466
- Comments: "Some may have distant photos"

Wilson's Storm-Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 22, 2018 10:15 by Steve Summers
- (34.9163,-121.0605), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.916308,-121.060485&ll=34.916308,-121.060485
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48730483
- Comments: "Some may have distant photos"

Wilson's Storm-Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 22, 2018 10:15 by Petra Clayton
- (34.9163,-121.0605), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.916308,-121.060485&ll=34.916308,-121.060485
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48730484
- Comments: "Some may have distant photos"

Wilson's Storm-Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 22, 2018 10:15 by Donna Pfaff
- (34.9163,-121.0605), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.916308,-121.060485&ll=34.916308,-121.060485
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48730555
- Comments: "Some may have distant photos"

Wilson's Storm-Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 22, 2018 10:15 by Jay Carroll
- (34.9163,-121.0605), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.916308,-121.060485&ll=34.916308,-121.060485
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48730680
- Comments: "Some may have distant photos"

Wilson's Storm-Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 22, 2018 10:15 by Dane Fagundes
- (34.9163,-121.0605), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.916308,-121.060485&ll=34.916308,-121.060485
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48730737
- Comments: "Some may have distant photos"

Wilson's Storm-Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 22, 2018 10:15 by Will Knowlton
- (34.9163,-121.0605), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.916308,-121.060485&ll=34.916308,-121.060485
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48730824
- Comments: "Some may have distant photos"

Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus) (1)
- Reported Sep 24, 2018 10:10 by Peter Gaede
- Franklin Trail--Mile 2--"Frank's Bench", Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4219615,-119.5112917&ll=34.4219615,-119.5112917
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48727993
- Comments: "Small buteo soaring high over trail. Both a Sharp-shinned Hawk and a Turkey Vulture were in the same field of view for good size comparison (intermediate between the two). Overall relatively compact and stocky, with broad wings appearing almost completely white underneath, but with a dark trailing edge extending along the tips (outer edges) of the primaries and secondaries. No dark patagial marks on wings. The tail appeared pale, but I could not tell if there were bands or not. The undersides (breast and belly) also appeared pale, and the head dark."

Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) (1)
- Reported Sep 24, 2018 10:10 by Peter Gaede
- Franklin Trail--Mile 2--"Frank's Bench", Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4219615,-119.5112917&ll=34.4219615,-119.5112917
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48727993
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "One relatively low fly-over. Photographed."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 24, 2018 12:00 by Rob Denholtz
- CA, Santa Barbara, Andree Clark Bird Refuge, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4213545,-119.6582794&ll=34.4213545,-119.6582794
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48731688
- Comments: "Entire underside brilliant yellow, right up to the throat; heavy bill. Seen here previously, recently and also a regular rarity in this location, year after year. See at 50' with Nikon 8x42 bins; observed for a couple of minutes. I've seen this bird here, before today. ID'd by many local experts."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 24, 2018 12:00 by Mario Borunda
- CA, Santa Barbara, Andree Clark Bird Refuge, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4213545,-119.6582794&ll=34.4213545,-119.6582794
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48732101
- Comments: "Entire underside brilliant yellow, right up to the throat; heavy bill. Seen here previously, recently and also a regular rarity in this location, year after year. See at 50' with Nikon 8x42 bins; observed for a couple of minutes. I've seen this bird here, before today. ID'd by many local experts."

Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) (1)
- Reported Sep 22, 2018 10:04 by Jasen Liu
- Goleta Bay--West beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48741643
- Comments: "Swallow with pale forehead and rump patches, square tail"

Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 22, 2018 08:00 by Mario Borunda
- Carpinteria Creek, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3930006,-119.5140259&ll=34.3930006,-119.5140259
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48727534
- Comments: "Continuing in the creekbed near the northeast corner of the wastewater treatment plant. Seen briefly but well through binoculars, but I was unable to get photos."

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1)
- Reported Sep 24, 2018 10:45 by Kris Ohlenkamp
- Winchester One Open Space, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4343794,-119.8952786&ll=34.4343794,-119.8952786
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48725713
- Comments: "Longer and curved bill was readily apparent. Male with crisp black and white markings. White eyebrow extends to the back of the neck. White eye ring obvious on black cheek. White smudge below the cheek with black on throat and streaking down the flanks."

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1)
- Reported Sep 25, 2018 10:05 by Adam Searcy
- Winchester One Open Space, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4343794,-119.8952786&ll=34.4343794,-119.8952786
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48739931
- Comments: "Continuing. Photo to be uploaded"

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1)
- Reported Sep 25, 2018 09:36 by Cuyler Stapelmann
- Winchester One Open Space, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4343794,-119.8952786&ll=34.4343794,-119.8952786
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48740227
- Comments: "I found this bird, then it disappeared while I tried to get others on it. I found it again later and actually got others on the bird, who may have taken photos. Long orangey supercilium with inverted triangular auricular patch. White braces on back. Underside reminded me of an orange Julius: creamy toward the rear grading into yellowy-orange breast and orange throat. Black streaks on flanks were apparent when it was not directly over my head. Undertail had white central stripe with black on the outer sides. Not foraging as actively as the Wilson's or other warbler species, making it more difficult to pick out. Tended to stay in mid- to upper-levels of the canopy, close to where the trail goes into the manufactured homes."

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1)
- Reported Sep 24, 2018 15:41 by Mark Holmgren
- 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/view/checklist/S48731124
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "At 3:50pm. On bushes on E side of RR tracks about 40 meters south of the bathrooms. The bird responded to my pishes. Call was a sweet chip note. Bird flew into Salicornia."

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1)
- Reported Sep 25, 2018 10:05 by Adam Searcy
- Winchester One Open Space, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4343794,-119.8952786&ll=34.4343794,-119.8952786
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48739931
- Comments: "Continuing. Photo to be uploaded"

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1)
- Reported Sep 25, 2018 09:36 by Cuyler Stapelmann
- Winchester One Open Space, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4343794,-119.8952786&ll=34.4343794,-119.8952786
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48740227
- Comments: "Green back, grey underside, white eye ring, reddish smudges on flanks. Spiffy looking bird."

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1)
- Reported Sep 25, 2018 06:42 by John Callender
- Winchester One Open Space, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4343794,-119.8952786&ll=34.4343794,-119.8952786
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48738796
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. White wing bars, yellow-green back, white belly, chestnut patch on sides."

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (2)
- Reported Sep 24, 2018 10:45 by Kris Ohlenkamp
- Winchester One Open Space, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4343794,-119.8952786&ll=34.4343794,-119.8952786
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48725713
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "I was only able to get photos of the non-breeding adult male.
The other was a first winter female with no brown on the flanks. The entire underside was bright white from the undertail coverts to the chin! Much whiter than a Lucy's, Virginia's, or Plumbeous Vireo. I only saw it from underneath, but did notice two white wing bars (on black edged wings) and a white eye ring."

Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) (1)
- Reported Sep 24, 2018 10:45 by Kris Ohlenkamp
- Winchester One Open Space, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4343794,-119.8952786&ll=34.4343794,-119.8952786
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48725713
- Comments: "Adult male with distinct black and white markings. Black hood covers the eyes. White cheek. Black lateral stripe folds into black streaks down the sides which fade out around the legs. This was the last and hardest warbler to locate here today."

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Re: [EXTERNAL] [sbcobirding] Morning birds around Alice Keck Park

Nick Lethaby <nlethaby@...>
 

Juv Red-shouldered Hawk. The warbler is Black-throated Gray. B&W would show a striped crown pattern.

 

From: main@sbcobirding.groups.io [mailto:main@sbcobirding.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dika Golovatchoff
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 12:28 PM
To: sbcobirding@groups.io
Subject: [EXTERNAL] [sbcobirding] Morning birds around Alice Keck Park

 

All, 

Having walked my two retrievers I had my older slower camera with me.  While with dogs I spotted a Western Bluebird on a large tree trunk (I believe magnolia).  After taking them home I looked around the creek area near the audio station 9 at Alice Keck Park.  I noticed a tiny black and white bird drop into the creek and bathe.  It then flew up into the mature loropetalum shrub to shake out its feathers and dry off.  It was impossible to get a focus on the bird through the dense shrub, but I got a couple of shots anyway.  I think it may be a Black & White Warbler.  Then as I looked up toward where the banjo players play on Wednesday nights a young raptor flew in and perched for less than a minute before flying off again.  I'd love some help on ID. I've just posted on https://www.flickr.com/photos/digolov/.  There are also Townsend's (Rocky Nook) and a House Wren (AKP) from yesterday.  I plan to check out Orpett park after lunch.

 


Re: Winchester 1 rarities

Wes Fritz
 

No, east of Fess Parker’s and west of Caesar Chavez.

Wes 

On Sep 25, 2018, at 12:27 PM, Wes Fritz <wes-fritz@...> wrote:

Yep, in the field next to Calle Caesar Chavez ( east) in a fenced area I have seen one Brewers Sparrow, one Vesper Sparrow and a MacGillivray’s Warbler and I am not looking for birds. I am working with the railroad right now.

Good birding.

Wes Fritz
805 895 0685
Solvang CA

On Sep 25, 2018, at 9:01 AM, Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby@...> wrote:

All,

 

I checked out Winchester 1 this morning. John Callender was there when I arrived. We were able to refind the Chestnut-sided Warbler. Later I saw it better and could see conspicuous chestnut on the flanks. Can someone confirm that the bird previously seen has those. After John had unfortunately left, I headed south into the grove and found a Tennessee and a Blackburnian Warbler. Note that viewing conditions for warblers high up in the eucs in the gloomy morning light are challenging. I had a Red-breasted Sapsucker as well. This has pretty conspicuous red on the head so is presumably different to the sapsucker seen by Rebecca yesterday.

 

I wanted to alert other birder to the fact there is a bird bath attracting a number of tanagers and warblers. If you follow the path into the grove, it cuts across diagonally to a gate that leads into a mobile home complex. There is a bird bath about 8 yards N of this gate on the far side of the chain link fence.

 

Nick Lethaby

Goleta, CA 93117

 

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