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Anisq'Oyo park Hooded Mergansers

Dika Golovatchoff
 

This afternoon there were 7 females and 1 male Hooded Merganser among the many Mallards.  Also nice views of a Say's Phoebe, Ruby-crowned Kinglet and a Snowy Egret.  Flocks of crows, as well as Brewer's and Red-winged Blackbirds perched among the trees and dropped into the pond for a bath.  The usual Black-crowned Night Herons were not around.

The crayfish in the pond are the favored prey of this attractive small diving duck. The Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatusis not a member of the merganser (merga) genus but rather the sole member of its own genus Lophodytes .  These ducks seem to arrive in this charming Isla Vista park at about the time the students depart for Christmas break.  

I've posted a few photos at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/digolov/.  I shot a lot of video which I'll process and post later.


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*** Species Summary:

- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Chestnut-collared Longspur (1 report)
- Clay-colored Sparrow (1 report)
- Bullock's Oriole (1 report)
- Nashville Warbler (1 report)

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Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Dec 21, 2018 09:00 by Barbara Millett
- 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/S50849727
- Comments: "Bright yellow belly and breast. Bill longer than Cassin's Kingbird."

Chestnut-collared Longspur (Calcarius ornatus) (1)
- Reported Dec 21, 2018 09:15 by Wim van Dam
- Happy Canyon @ Alisos Road, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.6228964,-120.0018597&ll=34.6228964,-120.0018597
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50845768
- Media: 1 Audio
- Comments: "This sparrow/sparrow-like bird was in the flock of 80+ Horned Larks feeding on the recently plowed field at the SE of the Happy Canyon Rd x Alisos Rd crossing. I heard and recorded the diagnostic kiddle call as it was flying as part of this flock. It was smaller and more chunky than the Horned Larks with a short but pointy bill. Among the Horned Larks it was walking slowly through the field in a crouching manner. It never perched or hopped and was less agitated/active than the Horned Larks. It was visibly eating the seeds from the field.

This was a light gray/beige colored bird with noticeable but delicate streaking. Most notable were: the dark brown/black-ish auricular edge and malar stripe, the light colored throat with light streaking below on the chest, the brown streaking on the back, and the dark brown stripes on its crown. I did not see any other rufous or black markings. I did not register the bill or leg color, nor the primary projection. Overall this bird looked like a pale/washed out Vesper Sparrow without the rufous coverts. I ruled out Vesper Sparrow based on the paleness of the streaking, its longspur-like behavior, and the kiddle call, which I heard several times and managed to record (at 2.5 seconds in the attached file)."

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1)
- Reported Dec 21, 2018 07:11 by John Callender
- River Park (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.6545154,-120.4344893&ll=34.6545154,-120.4344893
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50841465
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Feeding with a flock of White-crowned Sparrows on the lawn near the southwest shore of the pond. Spizella sparrow much smaller than the nearby White-crowneds, crisp face pattern, buffy supercilium, dark mustache mark, gray nape."

Bullock's Oriole (Icterus bullockii) (1)
- Reported Dec 20, 2018 12:51 by Mark Holmgren
- UCSB, Davidson Library, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4129672,-119.8456116&ll=34.4129672,-119.8456116
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50830477
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Both orioles present at Building 406, the Chicano Studies building."

Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla) (2)
- Reported Dec 21, 2018 11:29 by Thomas Turner
- Tipus behind 6509 Pardall, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.412829,-119.854203&ll=34.412829,-119.854203
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50843701
- Comments: "Gray head. Yellow throat and underparts. White feathers around legs. Saw both at the same time. "

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Re: Chestnut-collared Longspur at Happy Canyon Rd x Alisos Rd, 2018-12-21

Cuyler Stapelmann
 

I found the horned lark flock but I didn't have the patience to wait for them to come close enough for thorough sorting. I kept hearing overhead bluebird calls while waiting for the flock to come closer, but I couldn't actually see them above me. Later, all at once, a flock of more than 100 mountain bluebirds lifted off from the vineyard at the corner of Alisos and Happy Canyon all at once and flew toward the river. I'm still working out exactly how to use my new DSLR, otherwise I may have captured a better photo of the entire flock, but in the one photo that autofocus let me take there were exactly 50 mountain bluebirds.

Cuyler
SB

On Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 1:18 PM Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam@...> wrote:
This morning I scoped the flock of 80+ Horned Larks at Happy Canyon Rd x Alisos Rd in Santa Ynez. As luck would have it, I found a female CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPUR, which hopefully stays around for the Cachuma CBC. Below is the description etc. from my eBird checklist (https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50845768), which has a recording of the "kiddle call", which I heard several times. 

To get to see this bird you will need a scope and some patience and luck. Your best bet will be to scope from Happy Canyon Rd while hiding behind the fence. This means that you will be looking south, so you either have to hope for cloudy conditions are time it late or early in the day. This is a nervous flock of birds, but if you give it enough time they will sometimes get pretty close to the fence. This flock of Horned Larks is much closer to the road than your typical Armour Ranch Rd flock. Please, under no circumstances trespass into the field: this not needed, you will just flush the birds, and you will get us birders into trouble with the owner of the property.  

If you just want to ID the bird it's probably best to wait until you hear its flight call. 

 
This sparrow/sparrow-like bird was in the flock of 80+ Horned Larks feeding on the recently plowed field at the SE of the Happy Canyon Rd x Alisos Rd crossing. I heard and recorded the diagnostic kiddle call as it was flying as part of this flock. It was smaller and more chunky than the Horned Larks with a short but pointy bill. Among the Horned Larks it was walking slowly through the field in a crouching manner. It never perched or hopped and was less agitated/active than the Horned Larks. It was visibly eating the seeds from the field. 
This was a light gray/beige colored bird with noticeable but delicate streaking. Most notable were: the dark brown/black-ish auricular edge and malar stripe, the light colored throat with light streaking below on the chest, the brown streaking on the back, and the dark brown stripes on its crown. I did not see any other rufous or black markings. I did not register the bill or leg color, nor the primary projection. Overall this bird looked like a pale/washed out Vesper Sparrow without the rufous coverts. I ruled out Vesper Sparrow based on the paleness of the streaking, its longspur-like behavior, and the kiddle call, which I heard several times and managed to record (at 2.5 seconds in the attached file).

Wim



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Wim van Dam (Solvang, CA)
SBCO #378+5: Blue-footed Booby


Re: Ferruginous Hawk Telemetry

Scott Orlosky
 

Just a thought, but the GGRO has a telemetry program.  Depending on what hawks they capture and their financial resources, they usually have 3-4 a year that they can radio tag.

Scott Orlosky
Santa Barbara



From: Wes Fritz <wes-fritz@...>
To: Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33@...>
Cc: Glenn Kincaid <glenn@...>; John Deacon <iseekbirds@...>; sbcobirding@groups.io
Sent: Friday, December 21, 2018 10:13 AM
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Ferruginous Hawk Telemetry

Hmmmmm, so they can tell us when it arrived here, where it’s been, when it leaves to head north and where it nests. Yeah, no reason to contact them.

Good birding.

Wes 

On Dec 21, 2018, at 9:39 AM, Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33@...> wrote:

There’s probably no need to contact anybody. After all, it has a tracking unit on it.

Mark

On Dec 21, 2018, at 7:03 AM, Glenn Kincaid <glenn@...> wrote:

Hi John - 

That definitely looks like a tracking unit.  Very cool.  I do no know who one would contact to find out more about it.

Glenn Kincaid
Santa Barbara.

On Dec 21, 2018, at 6:46 AM, John Deacon <iseekbirds@...> wrote:

All:

At Mitchell Road yesterday, I took numerous photos of the two Ferruginous Hawks that are frequenting the area.  Can anyone that is familiar with radio telemetry tell me if, by looking at this photo, if this bird is equipped with a tracking unit?  This "string" over his back was observable in almost all the pics.  Thanks

John Deacon
<FEHA Mitchell Road 12-20-18 Radio Telemetered.jpg>




Chestnut-collared Longspur at Happy Canyon Rd x Alisos Rd, 2018-12-21

Wim van Dam
 

This morning I scoped the flock of 80+ Horned Larks at Happy Canyon Rd x Alisos Rd in Santa Ynez. As luck would have it, I found a female CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPUR, which hopefully stays around for the Cachuma CBC. Below is the description etc. from my eBird checklist (https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50845768), which has a recording of the "kiddle call", which I heard several times. 

To get to see this bird you will need a scope and some patience and luck. Your best bet will be to scope from Happy Canyon Rd while hiding behind the fence. This means that you will be looking south, so you either have to hope for cloudy conditions are time it late or early in the day. This is a nervous flock of birds, but if you give it enough time they will sometimes get pretty close to the fence. This flock of Horned Larks is much closer to the road than your typical Armour Ranch Rd flock. Please, under no circumstances trespass into the field: this not needed, you will just flush the birds, and you will get us birders into trouble with the owner of the property.  

If you just want to ID the bird it's probably best to wait until you hear its flight call. 

 
This sparrow/sparrow-like bird was in the flock of 80+ Horned Larks feeding on the recently plowed field at the SE of the Happy Canyon Rd x Alisos Rd crossing. I heard and recorded the diagnostic kiddle call as it was flying as part of this flock. It was smaller and more chunky than the Horned Larks with a short but pointy bill. Among the Horned Larks it was walking slowly through the field in a crouching manner. It never perched or hopped and was less agitated/active than the Horned Larks. It was visibly eating the seeds from the field. 
This was a light gray/beige colored bird with noticeable but delicate streaking. Most notable were: the dark brown/black-ish auricular edge and malar stripe, the light colored throat with light streaking below on the chest, the brown streaking on the back, and the dark brown stripes on its crown. I did not see any other rufous or black markings. I did not register the bill or leg color, nor the primary projection. Overall this bird looked like a pale/washed out Vesper Sparrow without the rufous coverts. I ruled out Vesper Sparrow based on the paleness of the streaking, its longspur-like behavior, and the kiddle call, which I heard several times and managed to record (at 2.5 seconds in the attached file).

Wim



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Wim van Dam (Solvang, CA)
SBCO #378+5: Blue-footed Booby


Re: Ferruginous Hawk Telemetry

Mark Holmgren
 

This recent publication does two things:
   * It shows where Ferruginous Hawks wintering in our area came from in one study (see p. 274, map a), and
   * It gives the contacts of the researchers in this study who might be in the best position to reveal the history of the bird recently seen by John Deacon.

Mark Holmgren
SB

On Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 10:38 AM Scott Orlosky <scottorlosky@...> wrote:
Just a thought, but the GGRO has a telemetry program.  Depending on what hawks they capture and their financial resources, they usually have 3-4 a year that they can radio tag.

Scott Orlosky
Santa Barbara



From: Wes Fritz <wes-fritz@...>
To: Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33@...>
Cc: Glenn Kincaid <glenn@...>; John Deacon <iseekbirds@...>; sbcobirding@groups.io
Sent: Friday, December 21, 2018 10:13 AM
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Ferruginous Hawk Telemetry

Hmmmmm, so they can tell us when it arrived here, where it’s been, when it leaves to head north and where it nests. Yeah, no reason to contact them.

Good birding.

Wes 

On Dec 21, 2018, at 9:39 AM, Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33@...> wrote:

There’s probably no need to contact anybody. After all, it has a tracking unit on it.

Mark

On Dec 21, 2018, at 7:03 AM, Glenn Kincaid <glenn@...> wrote:

Hi John - 

That definitely looks like a tracking unit.  Very cool.  I do no know who one would contact to find out more about it.

Glenn Kincaid
Santa Barbara.

On Dec 21, 2018, at 6:46 AM, John Deacon <iseekbirds@...> wrote:

All:

At Mitchell Road yesterday, I took numerous photos of the two Ferruginous Hawks that are frequenting the area.  Can anyone that is familiar with radio telemetry tell me if, by looking at this photo, if this bird is equipped with a tracking unit?  This "string" over his back was observable in almost all the pics.  Thanks

John Deacon
<FEHA Mitchell Road 12-20-18 Radio Telemetered.jpg>




Re: Ferruginous Hawk Telemetry

Wes Fritz
 

Hmmmmm, so they can tell us when it arrived here, where it’s been, when it leaves to head north and where it nests. Yeah, no reason to contact them.

Good birding.

Wes 

On Dec 21, 2018, at 9:39 AM, Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33@...> wrote:

There’s probably no need to contact anybody. After all, it has a tracking unit on it.

Mark

On Dec 21, 2018, at 7:03 AM, Glenn Kincaid <glenn@...> wrote:

Hi John - 

That definitely looks like a tracking unit.  Very cool.  I do no know who one would contact to find out more about it.

Glenn Kincaid
Santa Barbara.

On Dec 21, 2018, at 6:46 AM, John Deacon <iseekbirds@...> wrote:

All:

At Mitchell Road yesterday, I took numerous photos of the two Ferruginous Hawks that are frequenting the area.  Can anyone that is familiar with radio telemetry tell me if, by looking at this photo, if this bird is equipped with a tracking unit?  This "string" over his back was observable in almost all the pics.  Thanks

John Deacon
<FEHA Mitchell Road 12-20-18 Radio Telemetered.jpg>


flooded marsh

Rob Denholtz
 

9:00 AM, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018

The Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve and the Nature Park are flooded.  In the Reserve only the dirt road out to the lagoon is dry.  Franklin Creek is one foot below its western bank.

Three adult and two juvenile YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERONS continue at the footbridge.

Rob Denholtz
Carp


Re: Ferruginous Hawk Telemetry

Mark Holmgren
 

There’s probably no need to contact anybody. After all, it has a tracking unit on it.

Mark

On Dec 21, 2018, at 7:03 AM, Glenn Kincaid <glenn@...> wrote:

Hi John - 

That definitely looks like a tracking unit.  Very cool.  I do no know who one would contact to find out more about it.

Glenn Kincaid
Santa Barbara.

On Dec 21, 2018, at 6:46 AM, John Deacon <iseekbirds@...> wrote:

All:

At Mitchell Road yesterday, I took numerous photos of the two Ferruginous Hawks that are frequenting the area.  Can anyone that is familiar with radio telemetry tell me if, by looking at this photo, if this bird is equipped with a tracking unit?  This "string" over his back was observable in almost all the pics.  Thanks

John Deacon
<FEHA Mitchell Road 12-20-18 Radio Telemetered.jpg>


Re: Ferruginous Hawk Telemetry

Glenn Kincaid
 

Hi John - 

That definitely looks like a tracking unit.  Very cool.  I do no know who one would contact to find out more about it.

Glenn Kincaid
Santa Barbara.

On Dec 21, 2018, at 6:46 AM, John Deacon <iseekbirds@...> wrote:

All:

At Mitchell Road yesterday, I took numerous photos of the two Ferruginous Hawks that are frequenting the area.  Can anyone that is familiar with radio telemetry tell me if, by looking at this photo, if this bird is equipped with a tracking unit?  This "string" over his back was observable in almost all the pics.  Thanks

John Deacon
<FEHA Mitchell Road 12-20-18 Radio Telemetered.jpg>


Feruginous Hawk

Phila Rogers
 

Dear Friends:

I am late in posting this because I was unsure of the identity of the bird.  It was a large buteo (larger than our resident Red-shouldered Hawk) with a very white breast sittting briefly on the top of one of our Canary pines.  My attention was drawn to its presence by an hysterical group of crows.  Oak Park is certainly not its normal habitat, so I am assuming it was simply passing through.

Yesterday with a small group from my retirement community, I visited the almost birdless Carpenteria marsh.  We were fortunate, though, to have long looks at three Yellow-crowned Night-Herons.  The adult stood almost stationary in the shallow water while two brown juveniles walked slowly along the muddy edge.

Phila Rogers


Re: Ferruginous Hawk Telemetry

Adam Searcy
 



Adam Searcy
Santa Barbara, CA

On Dec 21, 2018, at 06:46, John Deacon <iseekbirds@...> wrote:

All:

At Mitchell Road yesterday, I took numerous photos of the two Ferruginous Hawks that are frequenting the area.  Can anyone that is familiar with radio telemetry tell me if, by looking at this photo, if this bird is equipped with a tracking unit?  This "string" over his back was observable in almost all the pics.  Thanks

John Deacon
<FEHA Mitchell Road 12-20-18 Radio Telemetered.jpg>


Ferruginous Hawk Telemetry

John Deacon
 

All:

At Mitchell Road yesterday, I took numerous photos of the two Ferruginous Hawks that are frequenting the area.  Can anyone that is familiar with radio telemetry tell me if, by looking at this photo, if this bird is equipped with a tracking unit?  This "string" over his back was observable in almost all the pics.  Thanks

John Deacon


Devereux Birds

Mike Bush
 

Birds seen  11am.-

Black-necked Stilt, American Widgeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, American Coot, Eared Grebe, Redhead, Lesser Scaup, Ruddy Duck, Bufflehead, Double-crested Cormorant, Belted Kingfisher, White-tailed Kite, Black Phoebe, Killdeer, Black-crowned Night Heron, Red-tailed Hawk, Cassin's Kingbird, California Quail, California Towhee, California Scrub Jay, Mourning Dove, Bushtits, Anna's Hummingbird and Blue-winged Teal.

Seen with Jeanne Miller and Adam Lewis.

Mike Bush
Los Osos, California 


Orioles at UC Santa Barbara Campus

Mark Holmgren
 

Following up on Wim's email suggestion from yesterday, I birded UCSB near Ellison Hall and Davidson Library.  Two orioles were seen together at the Chicano Studies building (Bldg 406), which is shown on the aerial photo in this eBird checklist.
One was a 1st year male Bullock's Oriole (photos in checklist).  The other oriole was briefly seen and I heard no vocalizations, but the body was small and the bill was short. It was either Hooded or Orchard oriole.  The back was rather green, I did not see the front well.  The small body size makes me suspect it was an Orchard Oriole.
No other birds of interest were detected.

Mark Holmgren
Santa Barbara



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- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)

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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (3)
- Reported Dec 20, 2018 14:14 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/S50829246
- Comments: "Continuing under the Franklin Creek footbridge. One adult, two immature."

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HoodedMergansers at Ansiq'Oyo' Park

Marge and Don Thornton
 

This morning was our third visit this month looking for the Hooded Mergansers.  We were handsomely rewarded with good views of six.  One Male, one female and four immatures.

Marge and Don Thornton
Goleta, Ca


GSD 2018-12-20

Wim van Dam
 

This morning the Goleta Sanitary District Plant was filled with ducks. The total number was about 250, with an estimated distribution of: 80 Mallard, 24 Blue-winged Teals, 8 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Green-winged Teal, 7 Northern Shoveler, 50 American Wigeon, 50 Gadwall, 30 Ruddy Duck.
Other observations that caught my attention: 50+ Black-necked Stilt, 4+ Spotted Sandpiper, 1 Mew Gull, 1 Osprey, 1 Caspian Tern, 3 Killdeer, 2 American Pipit, 0 Western/Least Sandpiper, 0 Canada Goose. 

Wim
  

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Wim van Dam (Solvang, CA)
SBCO #378+5: Blue-footed Booby


Shrike at Bird Refuge

William Murdoch
 

Same area as before - near the first platform.

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Santa Barbara


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*** Species Summary:

- Rufous Hummingbird (1 report)
- Red-naped Sapsucker (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Orchard Oriole (1 report)
- Nashville Warbler (1 report)
- Summer Tanager (1 report)

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Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) (1)
- Reported Dec 19, 2018 07:55 by Glenn Kincaid
- 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/S50809726
- Comments: "Male, no green on back whatsoever."

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (1)
- Reported Dec 19, 2018 12:12 by Guy Tingos
- 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/S50809470
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Male with red nape; 2 well-organized rows of white markings on either side of back; red on sides of throat impinge on black malar stripes; sharp boundary between red throat and black chest."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Dec 19, 2018 11:30 by Reef Comer
- 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/S50808957
- Comments: "Continuing bird seen near the native plant nursery"

Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) (1)
- Reported Dec 19, 2018 13:30 by Adam Searcy
- Santa Monica Creek, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4070435,-119.5278168&ll=34.4070435,-119.5278168
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50808182
- Comments: "Continuing adult male. Photos to be added. "

Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla) (1)
- Reported Dec 19, 2018 13:30 by Adam Searcy
- Santa Monica Creek, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4070435,-119.5278168&ll=34.4070435,-119.5278168
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50808182
- Comments: "Photo to be added"

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1)
- Reported Dec 18, 2018 16:00 by Elaine Tan
- Mission Creek--SB Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4406812,-119.7149599&ll=34.4406812,-119.7149599
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50790875
- Media: 2 Photos, 1 Audio
- Comments: "Continuing female-type bird at persimmon tree. Yellow, darker wings, slight crest, thick pink bill. Today I noticed that the orange speckles around its face, previously thought to be persimmon juice stains, seem to be more prominent now - perhaps transitioning into red morph plumage? John Callender's eBird photos from Dec 8 also show faint reddish spots and red at base of tail. Still quite loud and chirpy, always signalling its arrival to the persimmon tree. Came twice before and during check. Photos to come. Betsy may have better photos."

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