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- Sandhill Crane (1 report)

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Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 20, 2019 12:08 by Wendy Dandridge
- 1309–1313 Black Rd, Santa Maria US-CA (34.9304,-120.4900), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.930431,-120.489996&ll=34.930431,-120.489996
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52970805
- Comments: "Far out in field beyond flooded area. Large gray wader with bustle and red crown. "

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Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Cackling Goose at Andre Clark Bird Refuge?

Nick Lethaby <nlethaby@...>
 

All,

 

Based on the breast coloration, this doesn’t look like a minima to me. That race also has a distinctive upperpart pattern, although I can’t remember exactly what the differences are. I think it is a bit odd that an Aleutian wouldn’t have a neck ring by now. Hopefully it will stay a bit longer.

 

Nick

 

From: main@sbcobirding.groups.io [mailto:main@sbcobirding.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Callender
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 2:55 PM
To: main@sbcobirding.groups.io
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Cackling Goose at Andre Clark Bird Refuge?

 

At least in terms of eBird submissions it looks like the earliest report was Noah Gaines' on December 30, 2018:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51102808

Among the reports since then, the following include photos:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51496820 <- me, January 9
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52038814 <- Catherine Labio, January 25
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52282560 <- Conor Scotland, February 1

John Callender
Carpinteria


Re: Cackling Goose at Andre Clark Bird Refuge?

John Callender
 

At least in terms of eBird submissions it looks like the earliest report was Noah Gaines' on December 30, 2018:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51102808

Among the reports since then, the following include photos:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51496820 <- me, January 9
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52038814 <- Catherine Labio, January 25
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52282560 <- Conor Scotland, February 1

John Callender
Carpinteria


Re: Cackling Goose at Andre Clark Bird Refuge?

Ria Marsh
 

That goose has been at ACBR for at least a month, maybe longer.
Ria Marsh
East Beach


On Feb 20, 2019, at 1:00 PM, Tom Riederer <bikertom@...> wrote:

2/20/2019
I believe there's a Cackling Goose (minima, no white neck ring) at the ACBR.    I've seen him several times while driving on Cabrillo Blvd.  He's been there over a week and hangs out in the grass right along the bike path across from the Clark Estate.
He's just slightly bigger than a mallard, and hangs out with the local coots.  He was there this morning.

I'll defer positive ID to someone with more experience, and hopefully a better camera.

Tom Riederer
Santa Barbara CA


Cackling Goose at Andre Clark Bird Refuge?

Tom Riederer
 

2/20/2019
I believe there's a Cackling Goose (minima, no white neck ring) at the ACBR.    I've seen him several times while driving on Cabrillo Blvd.  He's been there over a week and hangs out in the grass right along the bike path across from the Clark Estate.
He's just slightly bigger than a mallard, and hangs out with the local coots.  He was there this morning.

I'll defer positive ID to someone with more experience, and hopefully a better camera.

Tom Riederer
Santa Barbara CA


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*** Species Summary:

- Greater Scaup (1 report)
- Sandhill Crane (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) (1)
- Reported Feb 19, 2019 11:36 by Mark Holmgren
- 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/view/checklist/S52945001
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Female. Seen well. Head shape was well towards Greater Scaup by having high point of crown anterior to the eye. White wing stripe extended boldly on to the primaries as shown in the photo below."

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1)
- Reported Feb 19, 2019 12:44 by Wendy Dandridge
- 1122–1196 Black Rd, Santa Maria US-CA (34.9341,-120.4899), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.934092,-120.489878&ll=34.934092,-120.489878
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52940561
- Comments: "Found him far out beyond the fence beyond the flooded area and then he flew to the flooded area across the field from my location. Large gray wader with bustle. "

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (6)
- Reported Feb 19, 2019 08:20 by John Callender
- Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3961231,-119.5283666&ll=34.3961231,-119.5283666
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52931798
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing near the Franklin Creek bridge. Two adults, four immature/subadults. Each of the uploaded photos shows a different individual."

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North County Birding.

Florence Sanchez
 

Today I returned to the flooded field at Windsett Farms on Black Road.   As Wes reported yesterday, the road was closed due to flooding but the water over the road was nearly gone and people were driving around the barrier from both sides.  I predict it will be gone tomorrow.

I parked outside the barrier and walked down to where I could set up my scope.  The Crane was present in the back field, almost to the back fence.  The seven Snow Geese were still present and a lot of ducks (Mallards) were at the edge of the flooded area as well. There were good numbers of shorebirds in the field, mostly Greater Yellowlegs and Dowitchers, but I also had 1 LESSER Yellowlegs, a few Marbled Godwits, a small flock of Least Sandpipers, and surprisingly, 1 Sanderling.  I found only a half-dozen gulls in the field today: 4 California, 1 Herring, and a small immature gull that was probably a Mew.  I had not read Wes's post before I left this morning, or I would have also checked out the pond on Bloesser Road.

I made a quick stop at the location near Foster Road to see if the Ferruginous Hawks were still around.  I did not find them this morning, but they could still be present in the area.  The Loggerhead Shrike I found on my first visit in January was present again this morning.

I then moved on to Ocean Beach in Lompoc, where there were NO gulls.  I then checked out the pond at O and Olive Streets in Lompoc, but the only ducks of note there were a few Ring-necked Ducks.  I decided to check River Park, where in past years there have been interesting gulls, but today the only gull there was a single Western Gull.  I parked in the lot to eat my lunch and had the wintering female Vermillion Flycatcher to entertain me. She chose the small bare tree in front of my car as her perch, from which she would sally forth after insects.   She was still at it when I left.

I returned to Ocean Park after lunch, where the tide was going out.  I bundled up against the wind and walked out as far as I could to survey a small group of gulls and terns that was gathering on the sand on the north bank of the river mouth.  The flock grew from 6 gulls to 35 within an hour and I was able to observe each individual as they joined the flock.  I did not have the LBBG today, but ended up with a nice assortment of gull species:  Western, California, Ring-billed, Mew, Herring (2 adults and one immature), and 1 adult Glaucous-winged.  Around 2:15 or so, the gull numbers began to swell as more and more Mew gulls came in from up-river in small groups.  By they time I called it quits the flock was up to 67 with more continuing to come in.   I tried to figure out where they were coming from and eventually located a spot well up-river that still had a lot of gulls present and splashing around, but they were very difficult to view from anywhere in the park.  I finally had to leave, but this may be where the LBBG Gull hangs out when it's not on the beach.

Florence Sanchez


Re: Uncommon Birds at Alice Keck

Florence Sanchez
 

I walked through the park briefly on Monday afternoon after running an errand downtown.  There was one DC Cormorant at the pond yesterday and the Iceland/Thayer's Gull that has been hanging  around this winter was circling overhead with a lone California Gull.

Florence Sanchez


On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 7:47:02 AM PST, Noah Gaines <Noahgaines@...> wrote:


2.19.19

I just got back from my morning walk through Alice Keck Park and was surprised to see a few uncommon birds for the site.

Wilson’s Warbler. Continuing bird which wintered here.

DC Cormorant. I have only seen These as flyovers but there were three in the pond.

Black-crowned Night-Heron.  I have seen one or two juvs over the years but today there were two adults.

Red-shouldered Hawk. I hear this bird regularly but it is always a treat to see it (low in the tipu grove).

Noah Gaines
Santa Barbara CA



Uncommon Birds at Alice Keck

Noah Gaines
 

2.19.19

I just got back from my morning walk through Alice Keck Park and was surprised to see a few uncommon birds for the site.

Wilson’s Warbler. Continuing bird which wintered here.

DC Cormorant. I have only seen These as flyovers but there were three in the pond.

Black-crowned Night-Heron. I have seen one or two juvs over the years but today there were two adults.

Red-shouldered Hawk. I hear this bird regularly but it is always a treat to see it (low in the tipu grove).

Noah Gaines
Santa Barbara CA


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*** Species Summary:

- Sandhill Crane (2 reports)
- White-headed Woodpecker (1 report)
- Vermilion Flycatcher (2 reports)
- Brewer's Sparrow (1 report)

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Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1)
- Reported Feb 18, 2019 15:47 by Wendy Dandridge
- 1122–1196 Black Rd, Santa Maria US-CA (34.9341,-120.4899), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.934092,-120.489878&ll=34.934092,-120.489878
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52909191
- Comments: "Along the north edge of the flooded field adjacent to the pick and pull. Fairly near the fence. Well-documented bird. Large gray wader with red crown and bustle. Will upload photos. "

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1)
- Reported Feb 18, 2019 16:34 by Richard Norton
- Black Road, Santa Maria, California, US (34.931, -120.49), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9313233,-120.4899322&ll=34.9313233,-120.4899322
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52908012
- Comments: "Known bird. Behind pond. Distant photos.
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White-headed Woodpecker (Dryobates albolarvatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 17, 2019 14:25 by David Levasheff
- Richardson Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.946546,-119.6853054&ll=34.946546,-119.6853054
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52875096
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Bird was found in the low branches of the large pine at the entrance oval of Hubbard Ave, it then flew 250 feet at a heading of 211 degrees to the trees at the corner of Hubbard and Caliente, which is where I got some photos. It remained there for 3 or 4 minutes then flew back to the pine fairly high up."

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)
- Reported Feb 18, 2019 08:30 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/view/checklist/S52893590
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Ongoing rarity previously confirmed."

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)
- Reported Feb 18, 2019 08:30 by Peter Schneekloth
- 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/view/checklist/S52900508
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Ongoing rarity previously confirmed."

Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri) (2)
- Reported Feb 18, 2019 10:00 by Anonymous eBirder
- Southern Cuyama Valley Grasslands, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.8032135,-119.4517392&ll=34.8032135,-119.4517392
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52906265
- Comments: "Continuing"

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SMV birds & road conditions

Wes Fritz
 

SB Birders,
I made a few quick stops in the Santa Maria Valley primarily to look for gulls and ducks.
Black Road flooded fields, were way flooded with water running across the road and parking being a little dicey.
Birds seen, Sandhill Crane, 7 Snow Geese, lots of ducks, a good turn over of gulls with 15 Herring Gulls being seen one one pass with the scope along with 2 Glaucous-winged Gulls, one adult Iceland Gull and a bunch of gulls to dig through. I did see one Gull that was a interesting candidate for Conor’s Gull, but it disappeared as I scanned the rest of the flock. There were many gulls coming and going. Also seen were at least 5 Violet-green Swallows mixed in with the 20ish Tree Swallows. At 3:30 on my last or third visit, I finally saw the Crane fairly close. It was extremely windy and the gulls numbers were down. Also of note, they closed Black Road while I was there. You can still park reasonably close and walk to your advantage point.
Over at the corner of “ A”
Street and Battles there was another Snow Goose.
The Santa Maria Sewage had one Lesser Yellowlegs and two Palm Warblers, they both were seen in the middle pond at the western portion of the property that backs up to Ray Road.
I also made a trip through Preisker Park, a lot of trees are gone and they were cutting and chipping wood while I was there, so I left. No birds to report.
At the retention basin at the corner of Canal and Blosser I saw 16 Canvasbacks, 12 Ring-necked Ducks, and other assorted ducks too, also present was 3 American White Pelicans.
Jack O’Connell Park was birdless

It might be a good idea to call Rancho Guadalupe Dune Center or Santa Barbara Parks and Rec before heading out to SYRE. This area has been flooded and the road has been closed.

Good birding.

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


SMV

Wes Fritz
 

SB Birders,
I made a few quick stops in the Santa Maria Valley primarily to look for gulls and ducks.
Black Road flooded fields, were way flooded with water running across the road and parking being a little dicey.
Birds seen, Sandhill Crane, 7 Snow Geese, lots of ducks, a good turn over of gulls with 15 Herring Gulls being seen one one pass with the scope along with 2 Glaucous-winged Gulls, one adult Iceland Gull and a bunch of gulls to dig through. I did see one Gull that was a interesting candidate for Conor’s Gull, but it disappeared as I scanned the rest of the flock. There were many gulls coming and going. Also seen were at least 5 Violet-green Swallows mixed in with the 20ish Tree Swallows. At 3:30 on my last or third visit, I finally saw the Crane fairly close. It was extremely windy and the gulls numbers were down. Also of note, they closed Black Road while I was there. You can still park reasonably close and walk to your advantage point.
Over at the corner of “ A”
Street and Battles there was another Snow Goose.
The Santa Maria Sewage had one Lesser Yellowlegs and two Palm Warblers, they both were seen in the middle pond at the western portion of the property that backs up to Ray Road.
I also made a trip through Preisker Park, a lot of trees are gone and they were cutting and chipping wood while I was there, so I left. No birds to report.
At the retention basin at the corner of Canal and Blosser I saw 16 Canvasbacks, 12 Ring-necked Ducks, and other assorted ducks too, also present was 3 American White Pelicans.

Good birding.

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


Ocean Beach Park, 2019-02-18

Wim van Dam
 

Today between 11:00 and 13:30 I failed to refind the Lesser Black-backed Gull at Ocean Beach Park. High tide this morning was at 08:20 and low tide was at 15:30. when I showed up (i.e. about 2.5 hrs after high tide) there were close to zero gulls. At noon though they started to congregate at the beach, and when I had to leave the flock was still growing. I'm not sure what that means, but there you have it. 

As I left I noticed 2+ VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW. 

Wim 

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SBCO #383: Blue-winged Warbler


Santa Maria Country Club - Continuing Vermilion Flycatcher and concentration of Ring-necked Ducks

Peter Schneekloth
 

John Deacon took me along on a walk around Santa Maria Country Club. The Vermilion Flycatcher he had previously reported continues and we counted a total of 51 mostly common species. We also saw and counted on one sweep 160 Ring-necked Ducks on a small pond, a pretty decent number for N County.

The e bird list is: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52893590 

It was hard to capture the Ring-necked in a single still so I have a short (but somewhat choppy) video. There are a few Pied-billed Grebes, Buffleheads and Ruddy Ducks but only in low single digits so these are almost all Ring-necked.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/55934026@N05/40174611723/in/dateposted-public/ 

Peter Schneekloth
Buellton


WHWO Sunday 2/17

David Levasheff
 

Coming back from the SBAS Sandhill Crane overnight, I decided to stop to look for the White-headed Woodpecker. As we arrived in New Cuyama at about 2:20, a big dark could of wind and rain greeted us and the car thermometer read 36. We made quick use of the rest rooms and scanned the bare trees for the WHWO but only saw three Northern Flickers. Decided to park at the large pine at the entrance on Hubbard Ave and have a look. The wind and rain was abating, I got a glimpse of the bird in low branches then watched it fly to the SSW to the trees on the corner of Hubbard and Caliente. The sun was coming out so I grabbed the camera and was able to get some good shots as the sun was peering from behind clouds.

Will post photos soon on my flicker page.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/levaweb/32194045557/in/datetaken-ff/


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*** Species Summary:

- Black-legged Kittiwake (1 report)
- Lesser Black-backed Gull (1 report)
- White-headed Woodpecker (1 report)

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Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) (1)
- Reported Feb 17, 2019 07:12 by John Callender
- 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/S52859740
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing adult. On sandbar north of the river mouth with other gulls. Small size, unmarked yellow bill, dark auricular patch blending into gray hindcrown, small dark wingtips when it flew. I noted that this bird was oiled below; moreso, it looked like, than in the photos from Jamie Chavez's list from February 14 (if this is the same bird, which I'm not sure it is). See https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52705306."

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (1)
- Reported Feb 17, 2019 07:12 by John Callender
- 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/S52859740
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "While sheltering from the rain in my car at 8:55 a.m. I had a distant view of a gull bathing in the open water of the estuary east of the parking lot. Through binoculars I thought I saw a white patch at the base of the primaries on the bird's upper wing similar to the mark that the Lesser Black-backed Gull previously seen at Ocean Beach Park has. I took some (poor) photos that I believe show this to be the same bird.

I don’t believe the photos I took are sufficient to support the identification as Lesser Black-backed Gull on their own. Because of this bird’s specific pattern of leucistic marks at the base of its primaries and the dark smudging around the eye, though, I believe this is likely the same bird that was photographed the day before by Don Thornton (see https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52797397) and Dave Compton (see https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52795726).

The bird I photographed flew away to the west, but did not appear to be present when I (and others) subsequently examined the gulls at the river mouth."

White-headed Woodpecker (Dryobates albolarvatus) (1)
- Reported Feb 17, 2019 11:24 by Herb Elliott
- Richardson Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.946546,-119.6853054&ll=34.946546,-119.6853054
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52850929
- Media: 5 Photos, 1 Audio
- Comments: "The previously reported male White-headed Woodpecker was observed between the restrooms and the footbridge this morning. It was overall black with the face, throat, crown, red on back of head and a large white patch on wings."

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Re: LBBG

John Callender
 

As it turns out I think I did see the bird, but I wasn't sure until I got home and looked at my photos.

During one of the times when it was raining and I had retreated to my car I observed a group of gulls bathing in the estuary. When I looked at them with binoculars I thought I saw one that had a dark mantle and some white at the base of the primaries on its upper wing, like the LBBG. I grabbed my camera and took a bunch of photos, but at the time I couldn't visually refind the bird and ended up deciding I probably hadn't seen what I thought I'd seen.

After I got home and reviewed the photos, though, I found that I had indeed photographed what I think was the bird. The photos are poor, but I think they're good enough to document that the bird was there at 8:55 a.m.:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52859740

John Callender
Carpinteria


Re: LBBG

Dave Compton
 

Hi Noah,

No, the bird seen on Black Road last week was a 1st cycle individual, and the one at SYRE (Ocean Park) is an adult. 

As for where the SYRE bird goes when it isn't there, several have looked for it at locations around Lompoc. There is a landfill just southwest of town, but as far as I know you can't see into it from the outside. But someone from Lompoc might know better than I do.

Yesterday, the SYRE bird left the estuary flying south along the beach, toward Surf Beach. 

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara

On Sun, Feb 17, 2019 at 3:55 PM Noah Arthur via Groups.Io <semirelicta=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Is this the same LBBG that was on Black Rd. a week or two ago? Seems like it’s s troublesome bird that a lot of people are missing... Is there a landfill somewhere in the area it might be going to? If so, could be a good idea to check any gull flocks nearer the landfill. Landfill gulls tend to have predictable activity patterns, foraging during the day and going to loaf somewhere in the evening; if its regular evening loaf spot could be found, it might be a much easier bird...

Noah




On Sunday, February 17, 2019, 5:00:20 PM CST, Bradley Hacker <hacker@...> wrote:


Various people, principally John C, watched the gulls at Ocean Beach from 7 AM to 2 PM today. LBBG was not seen. 

Snow geese and Sandhill Crane continue on Black Road

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Bradley R. Hacker
Goleta

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Good birding, 

Bradley Hacker
Goleta CA
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bradley_hacker/albums


Re: LBBG

Florence Sanchez
 

I believe this is NOT the LBBG that was on Black Road a few days ago.  That one was an immature Gull.  The Gull showing up at Ocean Beach is an adult (or near adult) from the photos.

Florence Sanchez


On Sunday, February 17, 2019, 3:55:33 PM PST, Noah Arthur via Groups.Io <semirelicta@...> wrote:


Is this the same LBBG that was on Black Rd. a week or two ago? Seems like it’s s troublesome bird that a lot of people are missing... Is there a landfill somewhere in the area it might be going to? If so, could be a good idea to check any gull flocks nearer the landfill. Landfill gulls tend to have predictable activity patterns, foraging during the day and going to loaf somewhere in the evening; if its regular evening loaf spot could be found, it might be a much easier bird...

Noah




On Sunday, February 17, 2019, 5:00:20 PM CST, Bradley Hacker <hacker@...> wrote:


Various people, principally John C, watched the gulls at Ocean Beach from 7 AM to 2 PM today. LBBG was not seen. 

Snow geese and Sandhill Crane continue on Black Road

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Bradley R. Hacker
Goleta

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Good birding, 

Bradley Hacker
Goleta CA
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bradley_hacker/albums


Re: LBBG

Noah Arthur
 

Is this the same LBBG that was on Black Rd. a week or two ago? Seems like it’s s troublesome bird that a lot of people are missing... Is there a landfill somewhere in the area it might be going to? If so, could be a good idea to check any gull flocks nearer the landfill. Landfill gulls tend to have predictable activity patterns, foraging during the day and going to loaf somewhere in the evening; if its regular evening loaf spot could be found, it might be a much easier bird...

Noah




On Sunday, February 17, 2019, 5:00:20 PM CST, Bradley Hacker <hacker@...> wrote:


Various people, principally John C, watched the gulls at Ocean Beach from 7 AM to 2 PM today. LBBG was not seen. 

Snow geese and Sandhill Crane continue on Black Road

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Bradley R. Hacker
Goleta

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Good birding, 

Bradley Hacker
Goleta CA
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