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Early Hermit Thrush at Coronado

Libby Patten
 

A decent amount of bathing activity at the Coronado seep this morning. Mostly saw expected residents and a few fall migrants. The most notable was an early Hermit Thrush. This date ties the earliest fall record for this species documented in Lehman’s Birds of SBCO. 
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Libby Patten
Santa Barbara


Summer Tanager at Arroyo Burro Creek

Mark Holmgren
 

An adult male Summer Tanager was at Arroyo Burro Creek at the mid-point between Portofino Way and Torino Drive.  I saw it while walking the trail on the east side of the creek.  (34.42483  -119.75054)

https://ebird.org/checklist/S73639815

 

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Elings Park held nothing of interest.

 

Visual access is sensitive at Laguna Blanca, but I managed to find a single spot to scope from along the south-east corner outside of the golf course. Here was a single Lesser Yellowlegs, many Greater Yellowlegs, a White-faced Ibis, a Pectoral Sandpiper, peeps, Cinnamon and Blue-winged teals. I was surprised to see a pair of California Quail here. I could not confirm a possible Western Kingbird and I would have liked to have additional looks at the peeps. 

https://ebird.org/checklist/S73639797


Mark Holmgren

San Marcos Pass


Clay-colored Sparrow - Refugio

Peter Schneekloth
 

A Clay-colored Sparrow was showing nicely at Refugio. Bird was along creek beneath freeway looking north from under the N bound on ramp. Looks at my flickr site:


https://www.flickr.com/photos/55934026@N05/50346802816/in/dateposted-public/

Peter Schneekloth
Buellton


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- Northern Waterthrush (1 report)
- Blackpoll Warbler (1 report)

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Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) (1)
- Reported Sep 15, 2020 10:15 by Peter Gaede
- Carpinteria Creek, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3930006,-119.5140259&ll=34.3930006,-119.5140259
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73637250
- Comments: "Foraging and calling along the waters edge on the west side of the creek below 6th Street."

Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) (1)
- Reported Sep 15, 2020 09:52 by Adam Searcy
- Chase Palm Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4154287,-119.6832574&ll=34.4154287,-119.6832574
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73635498
- Comments: "Photographed. In eucalyptus/sycamores at Laguna Creek bridge."

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Chase Palm Blackpoll, Mission Creek Baird’s

Adam Searcy
 

Some brief stops this morning have yielded low numbers of “expected” migrants as well as a BLACKPOLL WARBLER in the sycamores/Eucalyptus at the Laguna Creek bridge on the west end of Chase Palm Park The bird was loosely associating with a Yellow Warbler and a Pacific-slope Flycatcher. There was decent activity in the Eucs nearer to the traintracks here (upstream) as they‘re pretty lerpy and will be worth checking this season.

Two BAIRD’S SANDPIPERS were foraging/roosting on the damp flats on the ocean side of the Mission Creek lagoon.

Good birding,

Adam Searcy
Santa Barbara, CA
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Re: Monday birds

Nick Lethaby
 

All,

To be more specific, the Logmein Tipus are at 7416 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117. This is the most westerly of the two Logmein locations in the vicinity. The car park has lots of large tipus as does the parking associated with the apartment complex immediately to the west.

Regards,

Nick


On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 12:28 AM Dave Compton <davcompton60@...> wrote:
Logmein tipus?

On Mon, Sep 14, 2020 at 1:53 PM Nick Lethaby <nlethaby@...> wrote:
I had a Northern Waterthrush on Atascadero Creek between Ward and Patterson, a Lucy's Warbler in the Logmein tipus, and a Hermit Warbler at Winchester One.



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Goleta, CA

Mobile: 805 284 6200


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Goleta, CA


North County Birding Monday

Mark Holmgren
 

The Black Road Pasture held an interesting array of swallows on both of my visit there this morning, at 11:10am and at 1pm. Many were far west of Black Rd, but on 2 occasions they flew close enough to photograph. Approx. 6 Purple Martins were among the group.  Also, Tree, Cliff and Barn swallows.  Fall swallows are tricky and photographers may find surprises once they view their images at home.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S73596772

 

Jim May Park had a continuing Pectoral Sandpiper.

 

The Santa Maria Wastewater Treatment Plant had 3 Lesser Yellowlegs and at least 47 Greater Yellowlegs. Nothing else stood out for me there.


Mark Holmgren

San Marcos Pass


Re: The most elegant of terns: Refugio State Beach

Florence Sanchez
 

Many of the terns in the East Beach flock still show peachy colors on their breasts.

This morning in dense fog, I counted about 625 Elegant Terns on West beach, along with 3 Royal Terns.  Thankfully, they were very quite while I was trying to get a fairly accurate count.  I then made a quick check of East Beach where I found another flock just east of the Mission Creek outfall,  I went back to my car for the scope and in the short time it took to do that, someone arrived who promptly turned their dog loose on the beach to chase the Terns and then poop (not cleaned up by owners). AAUGH! 

So I can only estimate that there were at least 200 Elegants there this morning in addition to the ones I had at West Beach.

Florence Sanchez
  

On Sunday, September 13, 2020, 08:29:52 PM PDT, Steven Gaulin <gaulin@...> wrote:


I birded the S. end of Refugio Road and Refugio State Beach this AM. The creek crossings were dead, though a Merlin flew through, and the lerpy Eucs in the State Park produced only common warblers. The "ghostly Empid" put it cameo appearances at the N. end of the lagoon, but not sufficient to evaluate its specific status. What most caught my attention was the very pinkish breasts of the 8 Elegant Terns on the beach (along with 2 adult and 2 immature Royal Terns showing no such hue). I know this blush is well known but it was as intense as I've ever seen it in these birds. A friend had a camera and perhaps photos will follow. 

Steven Gaulin
Santa Barbara


Monday birds

Nick Lethaby
 

I had a Northern Waterthrush on Atascadero Creek between Ward and Patterson, a Lucy's Warbler in the Logmein tipus, and a Hermit Warbler at Winchester One.

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Goleta, CA


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- Ring-necked Duck (1 report)
- Orchard Oriole (2 reports)

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Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) (1)
- Reported Sep 14, 2020 08:31 by Deann Purcell
- 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/checklist/S73593299
- Comments: "Presumably the same individual we saw on August 28. The bird seemed more white on its sides than last time we saw it. Overall, a black body with the white sides. Even from a distance, it’s golden eye was unmistakable. We saw him at a distance of perhaps 100 yards as it swam in front of the cormorants on the first island. We viewed the bird from the little beach at the parking lot. I got a picture but it’s so distant and blurry that it’s likely useless."

Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) (1)
- Reported Sep 10, 2020 08:21 by John Deacon
- Deacon Home (Restricted Access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.887029,-120.432212&ll=34.887029,-120.432212
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73558763
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Somewhat smaller than HOORs that visit this hummingbird feeder. Black hood doesn't appear to extend past the eye. Darker than HOORs."

Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) (1)
- Reported Sep 09, 2020 12:07 by John Deacon
- Deacon Home (Restricted Access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.887029,-120.432212&ll=34.887029,-120.432212
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73558387
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Somewhat smaller than HOORs that visit this hummingbird feeder. Black hood doesn't appear to extend past the eye. Darker than HOORs."

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White-crowned Sparrow - Buellton

Peter Schneekloth
 

Early, for here at least, a White-crowned Sparrow at my feeders this morning. I don't normally see them until October.

Peter Schneekloth
Buellton


Berkeley Bike Bridge yesterday Purple Martins (2)

Ron Hirst
 

Lots of hummers and OC Warblers (80). 2 Purple Martins were very rare. Many passerines incl. 25 Cedar Waxwings.  List:  ebird.org/checklist/S73551734
Ron Hirst, SB


The most elegant of terns: Refugio State Beach

Steven Gaulin
 

I birded the S. end of Refugio Road and Refugio State Beach this AM. The creek crossings were dead, though a Merlin flew through, and the lerpy Eucs in the State Park produced only common warblers. The "ghostly Empid" put it cameo appearances at the N. end of the lagoon, but not sufficient to evaluate its specific status. What most caught my attention was the very pinkish breasts of the 8 Elegant Terns on the beach (along with 2 adult and 2 immature Royal Terns showing no such hue). I know this blush is well known but it was as intense as I've ever seen it in these birds. A friend had a camera and perhaps photos will follow. 

Steven Gaulin
Santa Barbara


Fw: Sora in Santa Monica Creek, Carpinteria

Tom Beland
 

Hi All,

This Sunday morning around 10:30 Laurel and I were birding at the Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park.  We walked towards Santa Monica Creek and after crossing Sandy Land Cove Road we saw a Mallard chasing a Sora at the end of the cemented part of the creek. We watched the Sora jump into a drain pipe in the cement wall, then jump out and it swam to the shore with the Mallard in pursuit. The Sora foraged on land on the north edge of the creek near the cement wall. We watched for approximately 10 minutes and it was still there when we left. I have a photo of the Sora in eBird.

Tom Beland
Carpinteria, CA


Adult Sabine's Gull - Jim May Park Santa Maria

Peter Schneekloth
 

I had time for a quick stop at Jim May this morning. Startled to see an adult Sabine's Gull circling around for a few minutes before it apparently departed departed to the east. Rough photo here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/55934026@N05/50339620067/in/dateposted-public/

Peter Schneekloth
Buellton


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- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (3 reports)
- Orchard Oriole (1 report)

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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 12, 2020 15:44 by Eric Hopson
- Goleta Beach County Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4169325,-119.8230261&ll=34.4169325,-119.8230261
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73526204
- Comments: "Continuing, seen east of bridge and from bike path. One adult looking with nearly all gray breast, dark streaked back, thick stout bill, and partial white cheek. One juv with thick stout nearly all dark bill, darker and smaller spotting on back than juv BCNH."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 12, 2020 13:00 by Ron Hirst
- Goleta Beach County Park (including east end of Goleta Slough), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4171771,-119.829812&ll=34.4171771,-119.829812
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73517403
- Comments: "continuing almost-adult with tan cheek bar"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (4) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 12, 2020 08:30 by Susanne Meyer
- Goleta Beach County Park (including east end of Goleta Slough), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4171771,-119.829812&ll=34.4171771,-119.829812
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73511632
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing 1 mature looking and 3 immature birds roosting in one tree near ranger's house"

Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) (1)
- Reported Sep 11, 2020 06:51 by John Deacon
- Deacon Home (Restricted Access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.887029,-120.432212&ll=34.887029,-120.432212
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73542395
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Darker and somewhat smaller than HOORs who frequent this feeder. "Hood" doesn't appear to extend past the eye. Numerous pictures available."

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Baird's Sandpiper push

Nick Lethaby
 

it would be good if soneone could bird the beach around the SMRE south to Mussel Rock as there are unprecedented numbers of Baird's Sandpipers in SLO and MTY right now.

I will be counting the SYRE tomorrow.

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Goleta, CA


N. Waterthrush at Bird Refuge

Hugh Ranson
 

I heard the N. Waterthrush chipping in the willow clump 100 yards or so east of the car park, then enticed it into view for a few seconds. Not much else to report. 6 or 7 Avocets were at the west end, along with a couple of Green-winged and one Cinnamon Teal. I had a hoped for a kingbird or two, but nope.

Hugh Ranson
Santa Barbara



Berkeley Bike Bridge Northern Parula

Ron Hirst
 

A adult fem. No. Parula in streetside bottlebrush and oak downcreek from bike bridge. May be 2 of them. Birds were active at 10:30am. List:  ebird.org/checklist/S73506200
Ron Hirst, SB


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- Redhead (2 reports)
- Lesser Nighthawk (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (2 reports)
- Black-and-white Warbler (1 report)
- Northern Parula (1 report)
- Canada Warbler (1 report)

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Redhead (Aythya americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 11, 2020 17:57 by Larry Chen
- Santa Maria River Estuary (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9671044,-120.6473815&ll=34.9671044,-120.6473815
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73478233
- Comments: "Continuing. Drab dark-billed round-headed Aythya."

Redhead (Aythya americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 11, 2020 17:57 by Sarah Toner
- Santa Maria River Estuary (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9671044,-120.6473815&ll=34.9671044,-120.6473815
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73478234
- Comments: "Continuing. Drab dark-billed round-headed Aythya."

Lesser Nighthawk (Chordeiles acutipennis) (1)
- Reported Sep 12, 2020 07:18 by Peter Schneekloth
- beach to backcountry trail, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.473261,-120.230235&ll=34.473261,-120.230235
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73494932
- Comments: "Flushed from side of trail, bird mottled brownish overall, long narrow wings Buffy patch on outer wing. Flew away low over shrubs bouncy or bouyant flight."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (2)
- Reported Sep 08, 2020 07:11 by Rob Denholtz
- CA, Carpinteria, Carpinteria Salt Marsh & Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3986926,-119.5336282&ll=34.3986926,-119.5336282
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73493705
- Comments: "Continuing"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 11, 2020 17:48 by Mario Borunda
- Salt Marsh Nature Park, Carpinteria US-CA 34.39768, -119.52742, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.39768,-119.527417&ll=34.39768,-119.527417
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73481567
- Comments: "Two juveniles. One by Franklin Bridge and the other in pond nearest Ash St."

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 07, 2020 12:45 by Stephen Bylin
- Nojoqui Falls County Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.5338803,-120.1769972&ll=34.5338803,-120.1769972
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73492749
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Streaky Black and white overall warbler with long slightly down curve Bill. Observed moving and foraging up trunk of large oak tree like a nuthatch in the dry creek adjacent to falls parking lot. Photo to be attached by conejomoon(shared list)"

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) (1)
- Reported Sep 12, 2020 10:20 by Ron Hirst
- Berkeley Bike Bridge, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4459023,-119.8141929&ll=34.4459023,-119.8141929
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73506200
- Comments: "1 or 2 adult f. Steel gray upper parts, yellow orangish upper breast cut off before belly, with 2 big white wing bars, eye ring, gray back with green patch. Fed in bottlebrush and oak near Maravilla."

Canada Warbler (Cardellina canadensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 07, 2020 12:45 by Stephen Bylin
- Nojoqui Falls County Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.5338803,-120.1769972&ll=34.5338803,-120.1769972
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73492749
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Warbler, dark gray from head to tail above; yellow from chin to vent below with lightly marked black streaks on the chest (necklace). Vent white down to dark tail end. Complete white eye ring and yellow spectacles on face to bill. Found foraging in dry creek bottom about 200 below foot bridge on waterfall trail. Photo to be attached by conejomoon (shared list)"

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