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Re: [EXTERNAL] [sbcobirding] Warbling Vireo or?? Ocean Beach Park

Nick Lethaby <nlethaby@...>
 

While I agree the Lord's are better marked than some Warblings, I would be fine with Warbling for this bird.

What is your strategy for looking at passerine there? I usually do a quick check of the myporeums but haven't had much luck.


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From: "Peter Schneekloth via Groups.Io" <peterschneekloth@...>
Date: Sun, Sep 16, 2018, 4:53 PM
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Subject: [EXTERNAL] [sbcobirding] Warbling Vireo or?? Ocean Beach Park

I would love comments on this Vireo seen this morning at Ocean Beach Park. It likely remains in Warbling bucket but dark lores, dark cap, dark primary coverts (this is mentioned in Nat Geo 6th edition) force a look. Yellow on throat and underside very hard to judge because feathers are wet and matted. I spent quite a bit of time trying to re-find the bird but to no avail. There was a constant turnover of small passerines which included Townsends, Yellow, Yellow-rumped Warblers.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/55934026@N05/44676586782/in/dateposted-public/ 

Peter Schneekloth
Buellton

Warbling Vireo or?? Ocean Beach Park

Peter Schneekloth
 

I would love comments on this Vireo seen this morning at Ocean Beach Park. It likely remains in Warbling bucket but dark lores, dark cap, dark primary coverts (this is mentioned in Nat Geo 6th edition) force a look. Yellow on throat and underside very hard to judge because feathers are wet and matted. I spent quite a bit of time trying to re-find the bird but to no avail. There was a constant turnover of small passerines which included Townsends, Yellow, Yellow-rumped Warblers.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/55934026@N05/44676586782/in/dateposted-public/ 

Peter Schneekloth
Buellton

Evergreen Open Space - Tennessee Warbler

Julie Scotland
 

It’s very birdy over at Evergreen Open Space. 

There were several warbler species, Yellows, Wilson’s, Black-throated Grays, Townsend’s ... but the highlight was a Tennessee Warbler. 

Also several Western Tanagers and a Black-headed Grosbeak.

Julie & Conor Scotland
Santa Barbara

Yellow Crowned Night-herons

Dika Golovatchoff
 

On Friday I watched the one juvenile in Anisq'oyo park in IV along with several Black Crowned in their usual location in trees.  The Yellow Crown was much more active, flying from one perch to another... this was mid-afternoon.  Differences noted are much smaller spots in upper wing coverts and longer legs.

Last night at the bird refuge I also observed a juvenile from 3rd viewing platform - where there is often a lot of activity.  Perhaps he was there all along but I didn't pay attention until I read Joan's post.

There have been at least one or two White-faced Ibis flying in and hanging around 3rd platform most evenings.  I love that light, and since I'd never seen these birds before this year I go a little wild with photos.  Some nights Black Skimmers have been skimming in pretty good view and Red-necked Phalaropes often abundant. I did not find a Loggerhead Shrike, nor did I find the Red Knots reported at Devereux as several have reported.


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- Common Tern (2 reports)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)
- Brewer's Sparrow (1 report)
- Northern Waterthrush (1 report)

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Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 15, 2018 09:40 by Noah Gaines
- 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/S48525675
- Comments: "With teen flock. Small medium sized. Short reddish legs. Tucked up. Dark cap. White face. Dark carpal bar. "

Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) (6) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 13, 2018 09:35 by Curtis Marantz
- 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/S48533787
- Comments: "I counted at one time six Common Terns among the far more numerous Elegant Terns. All six birds were small terns with rounded heads, slim and relatively short bills, elongate bodies and long wings. Five birds were immatures, with the forehead and underparts white, but also a black "bandanna" that extended from the eye back across the auriculars but also extending up onto the crown and back through the nape. The upperparts and wings were light gray, but each of these birds had a rather conspicuous carpal bar that appeared to represent the lesser secondary-coverts visible along the upper edge of the closed wing. I did not see these birds clearly in flight, so I was unable to study the patterns of the spread wing or tail. I thought the young birds all had mostly, if not entirely, black bills and dark eyes, but I cannot now remember noting the leg or foot color.
One of the six birds was an adult, with the pattern on the head, underparts, and wings similar, apart from the fact that the carpal bar was more muted and rather inconspicuous. More unlike the young birds, this bird had a conspicuously bicolored bill with the base a relatively bright, reddish-orange in color and contrasting sharply with the black that covered about the distal half. This bird also had dark eyes, but I again failed to note the color of the legs or feet."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Sep 16, 2018 09:10 by Noah Gaines
- Andrée Clark Bird Refuge, Noah's Walk. Santa Barbara US-CA (34.4181,-119.6635), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.418113,-119.663506&ll=34.418113,-119.663506
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48547590
- Comments: "Continuing bird at the S end near Cabrillo. The only heron at this location in the lagoon. Slate Dark blue gray night heron overall with light horizontal stripe under eye. And light crown coming in. Lighter edging on coverts and flight feathers. Contour feathers on back and chest and belly lighter than head and wings. Thick dark bill. Yellow greenish legs. "

Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 15, 2018 07:15 by Anonymous eBirder
- Santa Barbara Canyon, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.8446954,-119.5384598&ll=34.8446954,-119.5384598
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48526206
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Known location. Drinking from stream"

Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 15, 2018 10:53 by Sangeet Khalsa
- 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/S48536220
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Seen along SE side of the creek, just west of water treatment plant."

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Andree Clark Bird Refuge Sun. am

George Roland
 

ACBR was very birdy this am . Best for me was a juvenile PECTORAL SANDPIPER on the "sand bar".  Also: misc. peeps, Spotted Sps., only one W-f Ibis, Virginia Rail (Dika's bird?) , 2 Cassin's Kingbirds, and a couple Marsh Wrens. A goodly number (how precise is that?)  of R-n Phalaropes remain.

Bird on...George Roland, Montecito

SYR x Refugio Rd 2018-09-16

Wim van Dam
 

This morning I had 4 WHITE-FACED IBIDES along Santa Ynez River x Refugio Rd in Solvang, flying towards Lake Cachuma ("very rare" in District I). At the same location were also 20+ WHITE-THROATED SWIFT. 

Wim 

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Devereaux and C.O.P

Conor Scotland
 

Made a stop at the last turnout at Devereaux around 3pm. Nothing interesting except a Merlin harassing some of the birds in the creek, then perching on a snag for a while.

I then birded the beach, focusing mostly on the birds in the snowy plover enclosure. Many typical birds present, but a Red Knot back on the outflow was interesting.

I stopped again on my way out at the bridge to nowhere area. Here I saw what I'm pretty certain was a juv Semipalmated Sandpiper. It was associating w/ 6 Westerns. Not as close as I'd like, but it's shorter, blunter bill was apparent. It had a scaly/scalloped look with no rufous, and a prominent supercilium imparting a floating cap look. All these peeps eventually flew off back towards the beach. Also there was a Red Knot, right below the bridge just as Peter S noted a few days ago.

Conor Scotland
Santa Barbara

Ocean Beach

Nick Lethaby
 

All,

I spent some time at Ocean Beach today and also took advantage of the fact I have base access to check the beach areas N and S of the river mouth for godwits. It should be noted that even with base access, Snowy Plover restrictions mean that much of the beach area cannot be checked or only checked at very long range, so my results were incomplete. However I saw 182 godwits. I would estimate this is about 60-70% of the birds present so it's clear that only a small % are showing up at the river mouth. So I think there is hope the BT Godwit is still around.

The water level remains fairly high so shorebird numbers remain low. The most impressive site was the number of terns. There were very few early one but about 400 were present by midday, mostly Elegants but with no fewer than 9 Commons.

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Goleta, CA

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Fw: [sbcobirding] Andree Clark Bird Refuge-Loggerhead Shrike

Libby Patten
 

Forwarding this to the correct address. Thanks, Guy, for the heads up.

Libby


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On Saturday, September 15, 2018, 1:53 PM, GEORGE ROLAND <georger244@...> wrote:

Hi Libby: I tried to find in my old notes when I saw one there before. It was probably a couple of computer crashes ago and lost forever. But I know it's been many years.

Today I also saw an Ash-throated Flycatcher flying around but only one Ibis. I did not see Willow Fc or W-t Swifts though.

Bird on...g

On September 15, 2018 at 4:30 PM Libby Patten <libby_patten@...> wrote:

Thanks for commenting on your shrike, George.  I saw one there yesterday, presumably the same bird. I think it's the first I've seen there.  It was quite birdy overall including 40 Red-necked Phalarope, two White-faced Ibis, Willow Flycatcher, many ducks, some grebe and a good number of swallows along with some White-throated Swifts. 

My list:
Libby Patten 
Santa Barbara 

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On Saturday, September 15, 2018, 10:30 AM, George Roland <georger244@...> wrote:

 Found about 10 am between the second and third viewing platforms. It especially likes to sit on the top of that fallen-over dead tree just to the west of viewing Platform 2 opposite Island 2.  I think this is only the second shrike I have ever seen at ACBR.

Bird on...George Roland, Montecito.


 

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- Bar-tailed Godwit (1 report)
- Solitary Sandpiper (1 report)
- Little Blue Heron (1 report)
- Northern Waterthrush (1 report)
- Tennessee Warbler (1 report)
- Chestnut-sided Warbler (1 report)

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Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 12, 2018 07:30 by Libby Lindsay
- 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/S48509629
- Comments: "Coast had shroud of fog laying low and thin preventing detailed visuals with either binos or scope. A unique godwit type bird spotted foraging in pickleweed that lines the south side of the estuary on the ocean side of the trestle. Individual unlike Marbled Godwit in that the characteristic rusty buff coloration was not present and impression of slightly more diminutive than MAGO.
Specimen mottled gray with grayish breast and lighter abdomen. Legs dark ; lengthy, bill red at base and black at tip-- slight upturn to structure; white supercillium extending both sides of eye. Body taller and stockier than nearby Greater Yellow Legs. Initial impression not conclusive as view did not permit visual of tail. Later photos showed bars to tail, hence conclusion of Bar-tailed."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 14, 2018 12:00 by Anonymous eBirder
- New Cuyama WTP, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9519718,-119.6969408&ll=34.9519718,-119.6969408
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48505638
- Media: 1 Photo

Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 14, 2018 18:27 by Elaine Tan
- 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/S48510408
- Comments: "Continuing. Pale yellow legs, dark gray body, thick two tone bill."

Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) (1)
- Reported Sep 14, 2018 17:42 by Robert Thoren
- 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/S48511196
- Comments: "Continuing. Brown with heavy streaking on belly. Strong supercilium and Yellowish wash to belly. Tail pumping behavior and skulking along the stream side. Along north east side of water treatment plant. Seen well for an extended period of time."

Tennessee Warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina) (1)
- Reported Sep 14, 2018 17:42 by Robert Thoren
- 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/S48511196
- Comments: "Continuing. Olive green backed warbler, lighter belly and chest, white undertail coverts. Sharp bill, black eyeline, and obvious supercilium. Short tailed. Seen well along creek on northwest side of water treatment plant."

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1)
- Reported Sep 15, 2018 08:38 by Santiago Lupi
- Evergreen Park, Goleta US-CA (34.4371,-119.8891), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.437111,-119.889106&ll=34.437111,-119.889106
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48519445
- Comments: "Gray below with greenish yellow above with white eyed ring and wing bars."

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Andree Clark Bird Refuge-Loggerhead Shrike

George Roland
 

 Found about 10 am between the second and third viewing platforms. It especially likes to sit on the top of that fallen-over dead tree just to the west of viewing Platform 2 opposite Island 2.  I think this is only the second shrike I have ever seen at ACBR.

Bird on...George Roland, Montecito.

Leucistic House Sparrow @ Refugio State Beach

Adrian O'Loghlen
 

I took some photos of a leucistic HOSP at Refugio SB this morning (Fri) and I think it's the same leucistic individual that I photoed there on 31 Aug.  However, much of his formally grey plumage has turned white,  One of the features that led me to conclude it's the same bird is the white patch on the wing which looks very similar in both sets of photos.  

https://flic.kr/p/29ZkqKh

Adrian O'Loghlen
Goleta

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- Bar-tailed Godwit (1 report)

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Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) (1)
- Reported Sep 11, 2018 07:30 by Libby Lindsay
- 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/S48509629
- Comments: "Coast had shroud of fog laying low and thin preventing detailed visuals with either binos or scope. A unique godwit type bird spotted foraging in pickleweed that lines the south side of the estuary on the ocean side of the trestle. Individual unlike Marbled Godwit in that the characteristic rusty buff coloration was not present and impression of slightly more diminutive than MAGO.
Specimen mottled gray with grayish breast and lighter abdomen. Legs dark ; lengthy, bill red at base and black at tip; slightly decurved; white supercillium extending both sides of eye. Body taller and stockier than nearby Greater Yellow Legs. Initial impression not conclusive as view did not permit visual of tail. Later photos showed bars to tail, hence conclusion of Bar-tailed."

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Re: Carp Creek

Ken Hoesterey
 

Hi, 
yesterday afternoon right at the NE corner/6th street sewage plant I spotted a small flock of flood control engineers in non-breeding plumage scheming on how to prevent the creek bank from eroding under the sewage plant, so enjoy that spot until they fix it up....'riprap, emergency permits, expedited process' were some of their faint cries.
 No birds, none but one Cormorant seen in the entire visible western side of the Nature Preserve yesterday afternoon in 20 minutes of binoccing. Plenty of dredge spoils and flood control is still working at the rr bridge end.
Ken Hoesterey

Carp Creek

William Murdoch
 

was v quiet, as expected, late this morning.  My FOS YR warbler appeared at the 6th st. spot.

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- Bar-tailed Godwit (1 report)
- Solitary Sandpiper (1 report)
- Common Tern (2 reports)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)
- Black-throated Sparrow (1 report)

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Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 12, 2018 11:00 by Joan Lentz
- 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/S48487689
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "I waited for the bird for 2.5 hrs. with no luck. As I was driving back home about 12:30 pm, and reached the outskirts of Lompoc, I got a call from Brad Hines: "COME BACK!". I drove 80 mph back to Ocean Beach, out to the group & looked through the good scopes provided by Brad S., Brad H., & Wes F. I saw a distant flock of Marbled Godwits & with them was one smaller, grayer individual. It was a couple inches shorter than the surrounding Marbled Godwits. Most noticeable was a pronounced white supercilium that extended back beyond the eye, a long bill slightly upturned with a pink base and black tip. The bird's overall impression was of a gray and black-and-white godwit, with no cinnamon tones characteristic of a Marbled Godwit. Underparts were gray, back was crisply speckled with black and white, which leads me to believe it was a juvenile bird. This individual was hidden in the flock and I never saw it fly . It preened a lot while I watched it, and I was hoping to see the tail pattern or the back pattern through the scope, but I never did. The flock remained there for 12 minutes, but I saw the Bar-tailed for no more than 5 minutes, before the whole group of birds flushed and took off, heading south for the open beach/dunes. I never saw it again, although I understand it was seen later in the afternoon. I am attaching Brad Hines' photo of the bird. An amazing find by Brad Hines!"

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1)
- Reported Sep 13, 2018 14:00 by Anonymous eBirder
- Santa Maria Mesa Road Ponds, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.8837715,-120.279007&ll=34.8837715,-120.279007
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48490174
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Still here"

Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) (3)
- Reported Sep 14, 2018 08:00 by Erik Dodos
- 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/S48502016
- Comments: "Continuing, observed at beach through bins. Have pics. Darker grey than nearby Forsters."

Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) (6)
- Reported Sep 13, 2018 09:00 by Richard Norton
- 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/S48492845
- Comments: "Black cap. Carpal bar. All six seen at same time."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 13, 2018 11:00 by Joan Lentz
- 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/S48487865
- Comments: "I recalled that Ken had mentioned seeing a bird of this species at this location, so I looked through the Snowy Egrets and a couple of Black-crowed Night-Herons and came upon this bird. It was a uniform dark gray underneath, and the crown was black, with the white oval cheek beginning to show on the face. The bill was almost completely black and large. It looked to me like a sub-adult Yellow-crowned Night-Heron -- certainly not a juvenile--but not an adult either. This is the first time I've seen this species at the Bird Refuge, but I believe it's because i was looking at the wrong "inlet", the northern one."

Black-throated Sparrow (Amphispiza bilineata) (1)
- Reported Sep 12, 2018 08:15 by Marjorie Erickson
- Sedgwick Reserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.692571,-120.0405478&ll=34.692571,-120.0405478
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48499648
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Well seen for 15+ minutes in the open. This was an immature sparrow with no black throat. There are photos."

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Goleta Fri birds

Nick Lethaby <nlethaby@...>
 

All,

 

I had fairly quick checks of both Winchester One and Evergreen before work. Decent numbers of birds remain at both spots, including a Hermit Warbler at Winchester One. No sign of any scarcities.

 

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Re: Carpinteria Creek and beach this morning

John Callender
 

One correction: After seeing the photo posted by Peter Schneekloth of one of the Red Knots he saw at Devereaux, I realized that I misidentified the bird we saw yesterday associating with the Willets near the mouth of Carpinteria Creek. It was not a Wandering Tattler; it was a Red Knot. Green rather than yellow legs, foraging along the sandy beach, no tail-bobbing...

Apologies for the misidentification. My slow, sometimes painful, education process continues... :-)

John Callender
Carpinteria

Red Knots - Devereux

Peter Schneekloth
 

I found a couple of Red Knots working the channel south of the bridge to nowhere at Devereux Slough late this afternoon. They worked both sides of the channel and spent some time on a mud flat where I was able to get some decent photo's. Pretty spiffy plumage actually. A few looks for those interested:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/55934026@N05/42859919500/in/dateposted-public/ 

Peter Schneekloth
Buellton