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Figureroa Mtn, Davey Brown Trail - Canyon Wren

Peter Schneekloth
 

Spent several hours along Davey Brown Trail this morning. The only surprise was to find a Canyon Wren well down the trail in a fairly heavily wooded area. Mountain Quail were heard at a number of locations. Beyond that it was mostly expected resident species.

Full list: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49625186 

Peter Schneekloth
Buellton

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*** Species Summary:

- Rufous Hummingbird (1 report)
- Solitary Sandpiper (1 report)
- Little Blue Heron (1 report)
- Palm Warbler (4 reports)

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Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) (1)
- Reported Nov 01, 2018 09:10 by Kris Ohlenkamp
- 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/view/checklist/S49613375
- Comments: "Good looks and saw no green on head or back."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 01, 2018 16:20 by Anonymous eBirder
- Rancho Sisquoc, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.8394878,-120.2113046&ll=34.8394878,-120.2113046
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49611667
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing small sandpiper with eyering"

Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) (1)
- Reported Nov 01, 2018 14:00 by Anonymous eBirder
- Goleta Beach County Park, 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/view/checklist/S49611598
- Comments: "Continuing"

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1)
- Reported Nov 01, 2018 09:10 by Kris Ohlenkamp
- 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/view/checklist/S49613375
- Comments: "Great looks as it was dancing its way (pumpiing its tail) along the spillway. Yellow undertail coverts and black eye stripe with light eyebrow."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1)
- Reported Nov 02, 2018 07:55 by Rebecca Coulter
- 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/view/checklist/S49622595
- Comments: "Possibly two birds: one on the ground at the extreme south east corner near Venoco Road; another on the north side of the Marsh Trail between the trail and the housing fence, about halfway between the two bridges. Seen about 90 minutes apart. "

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1)
- Reported Nov 02, 2018 07:42 by Benjamin Byerly
- 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/view/checklist/S49622551
- Comments: "First pointed out by Rebecca. on the ground just off the gravel path by the footbridge. Drab warbler near the ground bobbing its tail."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1)
- Reported Nov 02, 2018 07:42 by Gary Byerly
- 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/view/checklist/S49623567
- Comments: "First pointed out by Rebecca. on the ground just off the gravel path by the footbridge. Drab warbler near the ground bobbing its tail."

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Figueroa Mountain/Pino Alto, Oct. 31

Florence Sanchez
 

Joan Lentz and I hiked up the closed road to the Pino Alto Picnic Area yesterday and then continued on to the peak.  It was a lovely morning and there was a lot of bird activity.  However, it was from mostly Chaparral and oak woodland birds, with the exception of numerous Steller's Jays.  We saw 25 species, which was pretty good for the conditions (and the fact that one of us left her binoculars at home).

The bird population observed reflects the drastic change in habitat that has occurred here in the last couple of years.  I'd estimate more than half of the Ponderosa pine forest is gone, lying in felled remnants and cut-up logs on the forest floor, and there are still many dead trees standing.  Consequently, the kind of habitat that would be attractive to mountain birds is just not there for the most part.  

As I mentioned, the exception were Steller's Jays, which seemed to everywhere.  Along with their even more abundant cousins, the California Scrub Jays, they kept us hopping.  We found only White-breasted Nuthatches (no Pygmy or Red-breasted), and no montane woodpeckers, including no Hairy Woodpeckers.  We almost missed out on Mountain Chickadees, but finally found two on the back side of the peak.  Ruby-crowned Kinglets were also abundant and fortunately we checked them all out, because one turned out to be a Golden-crowned Kinglet, our best find of the day.  Joan (the one who DIDN'T forget her binoculars) was able to determine that it was a male. 

Joan has posted the list for the day to e-bird.

Florence

Mitchell Road

John Deacon
 

All

Mitchell Road continues to be good for raptors. In addition to the expected Red Tailed Hawks, Turkey Vultures and American Kestrels, a Ferruginous Hawk continues mainly on or near the ground in the northern part of the eastern field. While looking at him this afternoon, I had a very nice Prairie Falcon fly low overhead.

John Deacon

Burrowing Owl @ NCOS

Adrian O'Loghlen
 

There was a Burrowing Owl at the North Campus Open Space this morning (Thurs).  This bird was first spotted by Darwin Richardson and Beau Tindall two days ago while they were working at the site.  It has been using the hibernaculum rock structures created for wildlife on the south side of the slough as 'burrows'.  Public access to this area is restricted but the bird can be seen from the path on the north side of the slough.

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

Adrian O'Loghlen
Goleta

Redheads

Dika Golovatchoff
 

It was a joy to find a group of 8 males and 2 female Redheads swimming in Lake Los Carneros yesterday late morning.  They swam as a group from the north end of the lake toward the dam and then hid in the reeds along the southeast shore.There were also 6 American Wigeons, a female Bufflehead, a couple of Ruddy Ducks, the usual Mallards now lovely after their mold, and of course the resident Mute Swan and the swan hybrid.  Some photos are at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/digolov/

Earlier I had visited Goleta Slough, which was quiet and beautiful, but I failed to find the Little Blue Heron, which I last saw on 10/12.   I checked ebird and noted that the first report had been February 16th by Mark Holmgren.  It's a question of timing, and I think it prefers a very low tide.  I wonder if it will make its 1 year anniversary.

Dika Golovatchoff, Santa Barbara

Message Delivery Problems

Jamie Chavez
 

All, 

It turns out that cox.net sometimes treats emails from groups.io as spam. As a result, those of you with a @cox.net email address might receive the sbcobirding posts only after a significant delay, or not at all (hopefully you are reading this at some point). Until this gets resolved by Cox, those of you with @cox addresses have two options to stay up-to-date: (a) Use the website at https://sbcobirding.groups.io/g/main/topics , or (b) Consider changing your email address to something other than Cox. We used to see occasional problems like this through the old Yahoo group and most often it was a subscriber's ISP blocking group messages rather than a message delivery problem from the group. It looks like this is the situation presently. 

Thanks,
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Jamie M. Chavez
Santa Maria, CA

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*** Species Summary:

- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)

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Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Oct 30, 2018 11:15 by Hans Spiecker
- Andree Clark Bird Refuge, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4215353,-119.6572856&ll=34.4215353,-119.6572856
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49565066
- Comments: "Continuing. Long billed Kingbird yellow up to throat. Size is difficult but seemed the same size as a Couch's 0r Cassin's. Saw at a distance on power line across the road. Only found on of 2 reported. Silent."

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Little Blue Heron and Horned Grebe at Goleta Slough

Steven Gaulin
 

Yesterday (October 30) at about 9:10 AM in the channel north of the eastern-most parking lot, the Little Blue Heron was again present along with roughly 25 Snowy Egrets, 18 Black-necked Stilts, 8 Least Sandpipers, 6 Great Egrets, 5 Great-Blue Herons, 2 Spotted Sandpipers, 2 Greater Yellowlegs, and a single Horned Grebe. (Nope, no partridge in the pear tree.) I have seen Eared Grebes at other locations, but this is the first Horned I've seen this fall. Peregrines and Osprey which seem to be increasingly common here were not in evidence.

Steven Gaulin
Santa Barbara

Armour Ranch Rd, 2018-10-30

Wim van Dam
 

This Tuesday afternoon at Armour Ranch Rd I had: 1 FERRUGINOUS HAWK, 1 MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD, a few HORNED LARK, a dozen or so WESTERN MEADOWLARK, only one or two SAVANNAH SPARROW, and a congress of 50+ COMMON RAVEN. The latter was a surprise as I'm used to seeing such numbers in early spring at his location, not in fall. 

Wim

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SBCO #378+4: Blue-footed Booby

Re: Thick-billed Kingbird,

Mark Holmgren
 

The report of a Thick-billed Kingbird at Andree Clark has all the symptoms of an observer error.  I've written to the observer asking for a correction.

Mark Holmgren


On Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 2:08 PM Adam Searcy <serpophaga@...> wrote:
The eBird report says “continuing” and only one of two found—seems likely that this was an error and the user intended to enter Tropical Kingbird.

Adam Searcy
Santa Barbara, CA
Serpophaga@...

> On Oct 30, 2018, at 13:59, Wes Fritz <wes-fritz@...> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
> There is a eBird report of one of these first county records being seen at the Andree Clark Bird Refuge.
>
> It would be cool if someone was to check it out. The one in San Diego has already returned.
>
> Wes Fritz
> 805 895 0685
> wes-fritz@...
> Solvang CA
>
>
>



Re: Thick-billed Kingbird,

Adam Searcy
 

The eBird report says “continuing” and only one of two found—seems likely that this was an error and the user intended to enter Tropical Kingbird.

Adam Searcy
Santa Barbara, CA
Serpophaga@...

On Oct 30, 2018, at 13:59, Wes Fritz <wes-fritz@...> wrote:

Hi all,
There is a eBird report of one of these first county records being seen at the Andree Clark Bird Refuge.

It would be cool if someone was to check it out. The one in San Diego has already returned.

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


Thick-billed Kingbird,

Wes Fritz
 

Hi all,
There is a eBird report of one of these first county records being seen at the Andree Clark Bird Refuge.

It would be cool if someone was to check it out. The one in San Diego has already returned.

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

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*** Species Summary:

- Solitary Sandpiper (1 report)
- Little Blue Heron (2 reports)
- Pacific-slope Flycatcher (2 reports)
- Vermilion Flycatcher (1 report)

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Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1)
- Reported Oct 29, 2018 09:00 by Anonymous eBirder
- Rancho Sisquoc, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.8394878,-120.2113046&ll=34.8394878,-120.2113046
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49550833
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Small sandpiper at back of very small wetland near entrance. I assumed it was a Spotted Sandpiper, even though it did not bob. Photos show prominent eyering and barred tail, and (on one lucky shot) white spots on back"

Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 29, 2018 08:30 by Libby Patten
- Goleta Beach County Park, 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/view/checklist/S49547235
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird for nearly one year. All slate blue. Seen on sand berm near slough mouth."

Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 29, 2018 08:20 by Karen Rusch
- Goleta Beach County Park, 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/view/checklist/S49548322
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "See photo of this continuing bird."

Pacific-slope Flycatcher (Empidonax difficilis) (1)
- Reported Oct 29, 2018 14:08 by jacquelynn lockhart
- Santa Cruz Island--Prisoners Harbor, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.0187319,-119.6821404&ll=34.0187319,-119.6821404
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49547636
- Comments: "It was olive green, very small and white coloration around the eye. And I see them most of the time at prisoners."

Pacific-slope Flycatcher (Empidonax difficilis) (3)
- Reported Oct 28, 2018 10:31 by jacquelynn lockhart
- Santa Rosa Island--Historic Ranch Area, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.005341,-120.051646&ll=34.005341,-120.051646
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49547698
- Comments: "This bird was an olive green color, with white around the eyes and very small."

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 29, 2018 09:00 by Anonymous eBirder
- Rancho Sisquoc, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.8394878,-120.2113046&ll=34.8394878,-120.2113046
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49550833
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Adult male in same general vicinity as previously"

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Carpinteria and Summerland local interest

Eric Culbertson
 

I checked some areas in Carpinteria plus the Ortega Ridge pines yesterday October 29th and saw some nice birds of local interest.

At Padaro Ln a CHESTNUT-BACKED CHICKADEE was with bushtit in Arroyo Paredon Creek. Also here was a cackling goose (very small without a white neck band) and a Black-throated gray warbler. I couldn't find a swamp sparrow where one has been found during previous years along the south end of the lane although habitat is slightly reduced here since last winters flooding.

At the Pacifica Graduate Institute along Lambert Rd a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (white-striped) was in the vegetable garden along with sooty fox sparrow. Previous winters I've found tan-striped birds here. An impressive group of 14 white pelican passed over headed west while I was birding the campus. Where did they end up?

Two PYGMY NUTHATCH continued in pines at the corner of Ortega Ridge Rd and Greenwell above Summerland. 

Lillingston Canyon Rd in Carpinteria continues to be a reliable spot for STELLER'S JAY with two seen there in the afternoon.

Lake Jocelyn in Carpinteria had eight aleutian cackling geese and seven blue-winged teal among other waterfowl.

I was unable to find a varied thrush at Carpinteria creek when I walked between 6th and 8th streets during the late afternoon. 

Eric Culbertson 
Carpinteria 

De La Guerra Spring, Cachuma Camp - Possible late Swainson's Thrush

Peter Schneekloth
 

Hiked out to De La Guerra Spring, not much of interest. A Norther Harrier and Sharp-shinned Hawk were seen cruising around other that that it was the expected birds. At Cachuma Camp a Thrush has me thinking it may be a very late season Swainson's. A faint buffy spectacle, at least on one side, and no back/tail contrast seem to work for Swainson's. It's late in the year so comments welcomed, several looks at my flickr site:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/55934026@N05/45621798491/in/dateposted-public/ 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/55934026@N05/30680770047/in/dateposted-public/

Peter Schneekloth
Buellton

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*** Species Summary:

- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Prothonotary Warbler (1 report)
- Palm Warbler (1 report)

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Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Oct 28, 2018 14:34 by David Rymal
- Andree Clark Bird Refuge, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4215353,-119.6572856&ll=34.4215353,-119.6572856
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49529183
- Comments: "Seen very well at less than 10yds from perch tree. It was on the North side of the reserve in trees along the railroad tracks, a bit farther west than the first viewing platform. It was interacting with a Cassin’s; twice the Cassin’s called and the Tropical responded with its high twitter call. The much brighter and more extensive yellow and the distinctly longer bill stood out well in close comparison with the Cassin’s. Will attach pictures when I get somewhere with WiFi."

Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 28, 2018 07:30 by Kris Ohlenkamp
- 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/S49527950
- Comments: "Seen through the scope of 2 SB birders who graciously let me look. It was on the west side of the creek near the top of the rushes. Easy to see the completely yellow body and head, white undertail coverts, and plain gray wings."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 28, 2018 12:25 by Santiago Lupi
- 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/S49522830
- Comments: "Brown warbler with yellowish rump and white corners on the tail. Behind the tide pool Singh."

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Least Bittern this a.m. at LLC

Joan Lentz (cox.net address)
 

Hi All:
This morning at about 10:45 a.m., the Least Bittern was sunning itself in the reeds on the north side of the southwest arm that’s near the dam. Sorry for the late post. I couldn’t connect to sbcobirding out there for some reason!

Joan Lentz
Santa Barbara

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- Black-footed Albatross (4 reports)
- Cook's Petrel (2 reports)
- Prothonotary Warbler (3 reports)
- Palm Warbler (2 reports)

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Black-footed Albatross (Phoebastria nigripes) (5)
- Reported Oct 23, 2018 16:16 by Julie Schallmann
- (33.4039,-120.5126), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=33.403922,-120.512643&ll=33.403922,-120.512643
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49502238
- Comments: "Following ship. "

Black-footed Albatross (Phoebastria nigripes) (5)
- Reported Oct 23, 2018 16:16 by Bob Schallmann
- (33.4039,-120.5126), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=33.403922,-120.512643&ll=33.403922,-120.512643
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49501543
- Comments: "Following ship. "

Black-footed Albatross (Phoebastria nigripes) (1)
- Reported Oct 23, 2018 15:17 by Julie Schallmann
- (33.5834,-120.6943), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=33.583368,-120.694254&ll=33.583368,-120.694254
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49502239
- Comments: "Following cruise ship"

Black-footed Albatross (Phoebastria nigripes) (1)
- Reported Oct 23, 2018 15:17 by Bob Schallmann
- (33.5834,-120.6943), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=33.583368,-120.694254&ll=33.583368,-120.694254
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49501366
- Comments: "Following cruise ship"

Cook's Petrel (Pterodroma cookii) (2)
- Reported Oct 23, 2018 16:16 by Bob Schallmann
- (33.4039,-120.5126), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=33.403922,-120.512643&ll=33.403922,-120.512643
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49501543
- Comments: "Pterodroma with gray upperparts w/ white below. Long, arching flight pattern. Investigated ship then moved on. "

Cook's Petrel (Pterodroma cookii) (2)
- Reported Oct 23, 2018 16:16 by Julie Schallmann
- (33.4039,-120.5126), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=33.403922,-120.512643&ll=33.403922,-120.512643
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49502238
- Comments: "Pterodroma with gray upperparts w/ white below. Long, arching flight pattern. Investigated ship then moved on. "

Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) (1)
- Reported Oct 28, 2018 07:38 by Conor Scotland
- 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/S49516955
- Comments: "Bright mustard warbler with blueish gray wings. Horrible photo will be added. Seen west of trestle in tulles on sandbar across water."

Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) (1)
- Reported Oct 28, 2018 07:38 by Julie Scotland
- 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/S49517804
- Comments: "Bright mustard warbler with blueish gray wings. Horrible photo will be added. Seen west of trestle in tulles on sandbar across water."

Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) (1)
- Reported Oct 27, 2018 08:00 by Matthew Caligiure
- 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/S49498463
- Comments: "We were looking with the group along the railroad berm cypress trees. Sure enough, the cypress to the right of the bathrooms was a warbler party. The Prothonotary was the by far the brightest and largest of the other warbler species in the tree. I had seen it reported earlier in the week on the list serve with limited information. This bird showed deep egg yolk yellow coloring on breast and head and blue gray wings, lacking wing bars. The bird showed well, allowing the small group of beginning birders enough time to pick out some relevant field marks for Prothonotary. No photos, unfortunately. However, long enough observation makes this a pretty confident ID. The same tree also had multiple Townsend's, Yellow-Rumped, Orange Crowned (1), and another unidentified warbler showing strong gray head and some rendition of an eye ring."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1)
- Reported Oct 28, 2018 07:38 by Julie Scotland
- 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/S49517804
- Comments: "Brown warbler pumping tail near trestle. Photos."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1)
- Reported Oct 28, 2018 07:38 by Conor Scotland
- 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/S49516955
- Comments: "Brown warbler pumping tail near trestle. Photos."

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Least Bittern

Joan Lentz (cox.net address)
 

Just now at South West arm of lake los Carneros near Dam.

Joan Lentz