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Andrew Clark bird refuge July 4th

Dika Golovatchoff
 

Last night I took a leisurely walk out to the 3rd  viewing platform and sat there for a while. I observed 5 Snow Egrets, 5 Black Skimmers skimming and one resting on the small island, a Mallard with her 8 chicks, 2 Black necked Stilts and a Black Phoebe. Some photos at 

Dika Golovatchoff Santa Barbara


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Re: White-eyed Vireo at Ellwood

Adrian O'Loghlen
 

Below is a link to side-by-side photos of the White-eyed Vireo at Ellwood today and the Vireo that was at Camino Corto on 25th May.  They look like different birds.    

https://flic.kr/p/2ji4uD5

Adrian O'Loghlen
Goleta

those eBird alerts

Wim van Dam
 

Yesterday somebody somewhere flipped a switch and made the eBird alerts go from daily to hourly. We are aware of this and are working on fixing this. 

Thanks for understanding (I hope).

Wim 

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Re: White-eyed Vireo at Ellwood

Glenn Kincaid
 

White eyed Vireo continues this morning, a little bit to the East from Mark’s coordinates.

Glenn Kincaid
Santa Barbara

On Jul 3, 2020, at 11:13 AM, Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33@...> wrote:

Dan Fontaine and I detected a singing White-eyed Vireo at Ellwood 100 m east of the old car wash. Singing now at 11:11am. At 34.42304 -119.88650
It’s very birdy here. I got a good recording and that might help us determine if it’s the bird from Isla Vista in June.

Mark Holmgren
San Marcos Pass

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White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1)
- Reported Jul 03, 2020 12:33 by David Blue
- End of Ellwood Beach Drive 34.42293, -119.88615, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.422927,-119.886152&ll=34.422927,-119.886152
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- Comments: "Was on a brief walk with my binocs at UCSB NCOS when I checked my email and learned that Mark Holmgren and Dan Fontaine has found a White-eyed Vireo at Ellwood just a half mile from my location. When I got there they were still on the bird. It looked like the one I photographed at Camino Corto OS on May 24. According to Google Maps that was only a straight line distance of 1.06 miles away, which strongly suggests that this is likely the same individual that has lingered into the summer."

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White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1)
- Reported Jul 03, 2020 16:45 by Teale Fristoe
- Coronado Dr.--south end (Goleta Monarch Grove), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4232079,-119.8898008&ll=34.4232079,-119.8898008
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- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Found by Mark Holmgren and Dan Fontaine this morning. Only sang one phrase while I was present but gave a few brief glimpses. Vireo with prominent wing bars, yellow wash, and conspicuous light iris."

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Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1)
- Reported Jul 03, 2020 14:40 by Teale Fristoe
- 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/S71099150
- Comments: "Smaller than adjacent double crested. Distant photo."

Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1)
- Reported Jul 03, 2020 12:51 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/S71097559
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Perched on a snag next to a Double-crested Cormorant, providing a sharp size contrast, with the Neotropic being much smaller. This is what first caught my eye about this bird, which had its head tucked when I first saw it and for much of the observation. I watched it for more than 20 minutes, trying to get photos, although this effort did not produce great results, given the distance (60-70 meters) and my poor photographic equipment.
The bird was black through the wings, tail, and body, and most of the head and neck. The wing coverts and scapulars were glossy. The wing covert and scapular feathers had flat dark shafts that stood out against the otherwise shiny black feathers, which also appeared to have a little flatter black around the fringes, giving the bird an indistinctly scalloped look. The underparts were in shadow during the entire observation and appeared to be a flatter black than the wing coverts and scapulars. A narrow but distinct white area bordered the base of the bill along the bottom and sides, extending slightly around the gape. The white patch formed a distinct point around the gape, in the direction away from the bill. One or two small and vaguely white spots were on the side, and near the rear, of the head. These barely show up in my poor quality photos. The bill was yellow-orange in the basal portion, and pale and comparatively colorless in the distal half. My photos indicate the mandible may have been orangish to the tip, but suggest the maxilla was just grayish at the tip. The yellow-orange of the facial skin did not wrap around above the gape, as far as I could tell. I could just make out green in the eye from time to time.
As noted above, the bird was much smaller than a Double-crested perched next to it. The tail was proportionally longer than that of the Double-crested. Although the tip of the tail remained in the water for much of the observation, when the bird lifted its tail to preen it, it looked longer than the tail of the Double-crested, certainly in proportion to its body. The bill was proportionally shorter than that of the Double-crested."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1)
- Reported Jul 03, 2020 10:44 by Mark Holmgren
- Coronado Dr.--south end (Goleta Monarch Grove), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4232079,-119.8898008&ll=34.4232079,-119.8898008
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71098693
- Media: 2 Audio
- Comments: "Detected by song at some distance. I saw a yellowish belly and undertail, a vireo-shaped bill and a conspicous yellow iris."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1)
- Reported Jul 03, 2020 10:44 by Dan Fontaine
- Coronado Dr.--south end (Goleta Monarch Grove), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4232079,-119.8898008&ll=34.4232079,-119.8898008
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71100070
- Media: 2 Audio
- Comments: "Detected by song at some distance. I saw a yellowish belly and undertail, a vireo-shaped bill and a conspicous yellow iris."

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Re: Neotropic Cormorant, etc.

Dave Compton
 

Following up on this, after further investigation, it seems to me that the Neotropic Cormorant at Devereux today, the bird that was at Lake Los Carneros in April and early May before ending up at Devereux in late May, and the bird first found at Devereux in March were all birds hatched in 2019. The overall adult-like appearance isn't much different from what we saw in late May, and any differences between today's bird and the May bird, and between the May bird and the March bird, could be explained by molt and the normal progression to second basic plumage by a single bird. While we'll never know whether more than one bird has been seen here going back to March, it's possible all the observations are of the same bird. 

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara

On Fri, Jul 3, 2020 at 3:24 PM Dave Compton via groups.io <davcompton60=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Continuing the theme of possibly resurfacing rarities gone AWOL, I found a pretty adult looking Neotropic Cormorant at Devereux Slough in Goleta around midday, today. The bird was perched alongside a Double-crested toward the southern end of the slough, best seen either from the southern or the middle pullout.

I am not certain this is the bird that was present in Goleta in the latter part of the spring, and last seen in late May. Recall Hugh Ranson found an immature Neotropic Cormorant here in March. That bird went AWOL, for a short time at least, then a darker bird showed up at Lake Los Carneros. There was some discussion on whether that was the same bird as the bird Hugh found at Devereux, and I think most of us thought it was, and that it was molting into a more adult-like plumage. However, seeing this bird today, I wonder if it could be the same as the bird last seen in late May, but I have questions whether it could look as adult as it does now if it were the same bird that was at Devereux in March. So, it's possible that at least two birds could be involved. But I think someone is going to have to have a close look at a range of photos to figure this out. Unfortunately, as many of you probably know, my photographic equipment isn't the best, so my photos may not be up to the task. Hopefully, someone can get better shots than I did. But I'll post the best of my poor photos to eBird, for anyone who wants to see them.

Also at Devereux, both Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets continue nesting. At least two Great Egret nests are still active. Two branching birds are probably associated with a third nest. One Great Blue Heron nest is still active, with a still smallish nesting. We had a very early Great Blue nest at this location this year, with an audibly begging nestling in March. Last year, we had nestlings into August, which was late. Despite it's long breeding cycle, this species will often renest after an initial failure. They're even known to renest after fledging their first brood. Unfortunately, I can't recall whether today's nest is the one with the begging nesting in March. This might also require looking at some photos.

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara


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- White-eyed Vireo (2 reports)

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Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1)
- Reported Jul 03, 2020 14:40 by Teale Fristoe
- 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/S71099150
- Comments: "Smaller than adjacent double crested. Distant photo."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1)
- Reported Jul 03, 2020 10:44 by Dan Fontaine
- Coronado Dr.--south end (Goleta Monarch Grove), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4232079,-119.8898008&ll=34.4232079,-119.8898008
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71100070
- Media: 2 Audio
- Comments: "Detected by song at some distance. I saw a yellowish belly and undertail, a vireo-shaped bill and a conspicous yellow iris."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1)
- Reported Jul 03, 2020 10:44 by Mark Holmgren
- Coronado Dr.--south end (Goleta Monarch Grove), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4232079,-119.8898008&ll=34.4232079,-119.8898008
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71098693
- Media: 2 Audio
- Comments: "Detected by song at some distance. I saw a yellowish belly and undertail, a vireo-shaped bill and a conspicous yellow iris."

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Neotropic Cormorant, etc.

Dave Compton
 

Continuing the theme of possibly resurfacing rarities gone AWOL, I found a pretty adult looking Neotropic Cormorant at Devereux Slough in Goleta around midday, today. The bird was perched alongside a Double-crested toward the southern end of the slough, best seen either from the southern or the middle pullout.

I am not certain this is the bird that was present in Goleta in the latter part of the spring, and last seen in late May. Recall Hugh Ranson found an immature Neotropic Cormorant here in March. That bird went AWOL, for a short time at least, then a darker bird showed up at Lake Los Carneros. There was some discussion on whether that was the same bird as the bird Hugh found at Devereux, and I think most of us thought it was, and that it was molting into a more adult-like plumage. However, seeing this bird today, I wonder if it could be the same as the bird last seen in late May, but I have questions whether it could look as adult as it does now if it were the same bird that was at Devereux in March. So, it's possible that at least two birds could be involved. But I think someone is going to have to have a close look at a range of photos to figure this out. Unfortunately, as many of you probably know, my photographic equipment isn't the best, so my photos may not be up to the task. Hopefully, someone can get better shots than I did. But I'll post the best of my poor photos to eBird, for anyone who wants to see them.

Also at Devereux, both Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets continue nesting. At least two Great Egret nests are still active. Two branching birds are probably associated with a third nest. One Great Blue Heron nest is still active, with a still smallish nesting. We had a very early Great Blue nest at this location this year, with an audibly begging nestling in March. Last year, we had nestlings into August, which was late. Despite it's long breeding cycle, this species will often renest after an initial failure. They're even known to renest after fledging their first brood. Unfortunately, I can't recall whether today's nest is the one with the begging nesting in March. This might also require looking at some photos.

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara


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Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1)
- Reported Jul 03, 2020 12:51 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/S71097559
- Comments: "Fairly adult looking bird, perched on snag next to Double-crested."

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White-eyed Vireo at Ellwood

Mark Holmgren
 

Dan Fontaine and I detected a singing White-eyed Vireo at Ellwood 100 m east of the old car wash. Singing now at 11:11am. At 34.42304 -119.88650
It’s very birdy here. I got a good recording and that might help us determine if it’s the bird from Isla Vista in June.

Mark Holmgren
San Marcos Pass

Devereux and Sands Beach, July 2

Florence Sanchez
 

I checked out Devereux Slough first and not much was happening there.  Shorebird species found were Black-necked Stilts and Greater yellowlegs, all probably over-summering birds.

I then walked down to Sands Beach and walked as far up the Beach as the Dune pond access path.  There I found some signs of new Shorebird arrivals.  With in flock of large shorebirds,* most of which were probably the same ones I saw last week that over-summered, there were two new Willets in speckled breeding plumage, and feeding voraciously on small flies hatching out of the wet mud were groups of fresh Western Sandpipers.  They moved around a lot so it was hard to get a good count, but I guess somewhere between 50-70 birds.  With them were lots of Semi-palmated Plovers.  Snowy Plovers were active on both the beach and behind the barrier, and I had the pleasure of seeing a young chick foraging on the beach outside the closed area.

*Marbled Godwits (3), non-breeding Willets (3), Whimbrel (1), Long-billed Curlew (4).

On top of the bluff, and Osprey was resting in the eucalyptus trees east of the benches and two juvenile Cooper's Hawks were very active in the trees along the path back to the parking area.  I also had a fly-over Peregrine while sitting on the benches.

Florence Sanchez

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- Common Ground Dove (1 report)
- Reddish Egret (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)

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Common Ground Dove (Columbina passerina) (1)
- Reported Jul 02, 2020 06:09 by Teale Fristoe
- Farren Rd., Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.443548,-119.9237752&ll=34.443548,-119.9237752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71055730
- Media: 1 Audio
- Comments: "First heard from beyond the gate at the end of the public road. Later heard from the eucs near the end and eventually seen. I think I flushed a second bird on my way out near the water tanks but couldn't relocate it to confirm."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Jul 02, 2020 11:19 by Mark Holmgren
- Santa Ynez River Estuary, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.690362,-120.600358&ll=34.690362,-120.600358
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71066038
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Found yesterday by Florence Sanchez. Juvenile egret. Seen on both side of the RR tracks."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Jul 01, 2020 08:30 by Susanne Meyer
- Goleta Beach County Park (including east end of Goleta Slough), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4171771,-119.829812&ll=34.4171771,-119.829812
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71037764
- Comments: "Continuing bird roosting in the same brush as previously seen East of the bridge. Observed from bike path."

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Re: SYRE Reddish Egret

Nick Lethaby
 

All,

Coincidentally I birded the SYRE later that day. As Florence indicated, Western Sandpipers have increased with at least 750 present. There were small numbers of various other expected shorebirds around. The river is still tidal and it will be interesting to see if this translates into a better shorebird migration. We will probably not know much until the juveniles appear as most adult shorebirds will know to avoid SBA county. I am pretty confident it will be good for terns and gulls if it remains tidal, as numbers seem to be consistently good recently. The Reddish Egret is a juvenile. That is another species that might like the tidal situation.

Nick

On Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 3:05 PM Florence Sanchez via groups.io <sanchezucsb11=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Intrigued by Nick's report on the shorebird situation at the Santa Ynez River mouth, I headed there late this morning.  There were Western Sandpipers in large flocks flying and landing on almost all the areas of exposed mud.  I'd say Nick's estimate of 440 was conservative!  I combed through the flocks as best I could but did not turn up any other species.

On the beach at the river mouth, there was a huge flock of Heerman's gulls--more than 300 of them.  There were at least 6 Least Terns feeding in th estuary and I counted 16 Caspian terns resting on a mudbank upriver.

Much further up River opposite a small point of exposed mud, I could see a heron deeding very actively.  In my scope at 40 power, it was still hard to see plumage detail again st a background of reflective gray water, but it was moving around constantly, sometimes opening its wings as if starting to canopy feed, and the overall shape looked good for REddish Egret.  Finally it moved in front of the the muddy point and I could pick up better color, confirming the ID of a juvenile (or immature) Reddish Egret.

Florence Sanchez



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Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) (1)
- Reported Jun 30, 2020 19:20 by Susanne Meyer
- 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/S71008354
- Media: 1 Audio
- Comments: "At North end of lake, where this bird was observed before I heard these low toc-toc-toc vocalizations in the reeds. They sound similar to the ones posted by Libby Pattern and John Callender before. Due to freeway noise and other bird sounds it's hard to hear"

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SYRE Reddish Egret

Florence Sanchez
 

Intrigued by Nick's report on the shorebird situation at the Santa Ynez River mouth, I headed there late this morning.  There were Western Sandpipers in large flocks flying and landing on almost all the areas of exposed mud.  I'd say Nick's estimate of 440 was conservative!  I combed through the flocks as best I could but did not turn up any other species.

On the beach at the river mouth, there was a huge flock of Heerman's gulls--more than 300 of them.  There were at least 6 Least Terns feeding in th estuary and I counted 16 Caspian terns resting on a mudbank upriver.

Much further up River opposite a small point of exposed mud, I could see a heron deeding very actively.  In my scope at 40 power, it was still hard to see plumage detail again st a background of reflective gray water, but it was moving around constantly, sometimes opening its wings as if starting to canopy feed, and the overall shape looked good for REddish Egret.  Finally it moved in front of the the muddy point and I could pick up better color, confirming the ID of a juvenile (or immature) Reddish Egret.

Florence Sanchez

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*** Species Summary:

- Black Turnstone (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)
- Brown Thrasher (1 report)
- Hermit Thrush (1 report)
- Summer Tanager (1 report)
- Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1 report)

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Black Turnstone (Arenaria melanocephala) (1)
- Reported Jun 29, 2020 18:05 by Susanne Meyer
- Coal Oil Point--Devereux Beach and Sands Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4071359,-119.8783064&ll=34.4071359,-119.8783064
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70989666
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "bird tried to walk away from people in the crowded beach area close to the entrance east of the slough"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Jun 30, 2020 08:30 by Susanne Meyer
- Goleta Beach County Park (including east end of Goleta Slough), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4171771,-119.829812&ll=34.4171771,-119.829812
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70988865
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "continuing to see the same bird roosting in the brush east of bridge, photographed from bike pass across."

Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) (1)
- Reported Jun 26, 2020 06:30 by Lisa Stratton
- UC Santa Barbara--Lagoon, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.407,-119.848&ll=34.407,-119.848
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70996064

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) (1)
- Reported Jun 30, 2020 09:43 by Joan Lentz
- Kinevan Rd., Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.5069163,-119.8225639&ll=34.5069163,-119.8225639
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70996133
- Comments: "One singing on west side of road between road marker 11 and nine. Also had a sighting ahead of us on the road on the east side in dirt patch. Could be the same bird? But could also be another individual."

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1)
- Reported Jun 29, 2020 17:25 by Craig Murray
- 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/checklist/S70972563
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Immature male. Olive yellow body and tail. Red plumage showing well on head and breast. Looked to have fine light colored eye ring. Heavy bill. Eating a berry. Several good looks in binos."

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) (1)
- Reported Jun 29, 2020 11:34 by Zena Casteel
- Portezuela, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.0069484,-119.7568717&ll=34.0069484,-119.7568717
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70990613
- Media: 1 Photo, 1 Audio
- Comments: "Continuing at this location for the second day in a row."

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- Brown Thrasher (1 report)

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Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) (1)
- Reported Jun 26, 2020 06:30 by Lisa Stratton
- UC Santa Barbara--Lagoon, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.407,-119.848&ll=34.407,-119.848
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Purple Martin Nesting Update

Glenn Kincaid
 

This morning Adrian O’Loghlen and I made one of our regular visits to check on the progress of the Purple Martins in and near Nojoqui Falls Park.

In the vicinity of the park we believe there are at least 6 and at most 9 active nests.  We did see 2 chicks poking their heads out of one of the cavities.

Some poor photos in this bird checklist  https://ebird.org/checklist/S70995161

At the ranch entrance to Alisal Ranch, there appears to be one active nest.

This level of nesting activity is similar to what we have seen over the past few years.



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Glenn Kincaid
Santa Barbara