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Also at Lake Los Carneros

Mark Bright
 

Forgot to mention that at least two of the Solitary Sandpipers were still present at the far southeast end of LLC in the cove.

Mark Bright,
Santa Barbara


Lake Los Carneros

Mark Bright
 

Lake Los Carneros this morning. Viewed the Eastern Kingbird momentarily in the same dead tree it has been seen in at the southwest end of the lake before it flew off towards Los Carneros Road. Then met Don and Marge Thornton at the dam where we surprisingly saw the Little Blue Heron amongst the other egrets on the mudbar at the southeast corner of the lake. Also at the far southeast end of the lake on the north side of that cove we watched a Sora and then a Virginia Rail emerge from the reeds. The Sora after a little while charged the Virginia Rail forcing it to take flight to another spot not far away. Another Sora was also seen on the southern side of this same cove. Other birds include a single White-tailed Kite landing at the top of the redwood tree by the Stow House, two calling Red-shouldered Hawks and a juvenile Cooper's Hawk west of the lake.

Mark Bright
Santa Barbara


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*** Species Summary:

- Rufous Hummingbird (1 report)
- Solitary Sandpiper (6 reports)
- Mew Gull (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)
- Eastern Kingbird (5 reports)
- Baltimore Oriole (1 report)

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Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) (2)
- Reported Sep 03, 2018 09:57 by Jeff Baker
- San Ysidro Canyon, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4530147,-119.6220052&ll=34.4530147,-119.6220052
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48276608
- Comments: "Male and female."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (2)
- Reported Sep 03, 2018 17:13 by Cuyler Stapelmann
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48278842
- Comments: "Tringa sandpipers continuing in same area. Spotted sandpipers and yellowlegs nearby for comparison."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1)
- Reported Sep 03, 2018 14:00 by Feiyu2018 Beijing
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48282136
- Media: 1 Photo

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1)
- Reported Sep 03, 2018 14:00 by Neil Zhang
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48282113
- Media: 1 Photo

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (2)
- Reported Sep 03, 2018 13:50 by Peter Gaede
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48275748
- Comments: "Continuing birds seen at the exposed mudflat on the east side of the lake."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1)
- Reported Sep 03, 2018 11:27 by David Compton
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48271165
- Comments: "Seen from a distance. Likely more present, since up to 4 have been seen during the past several days."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (3)
- Reported Sep 03, 2018 11:00 by Dika Golovatchoff
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48282220
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Cont. bird at this location."

Mew Gull (Larus canus) (1)
- Reported Sep 03, 2018 14:30 by David Goodwin
- Mission Creek outflow (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4127959,-119.6869361&ll=34.4127959,-119.6869361
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48288322
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Juvenile, much smaller than Western Gulls. Thin dark Bill brown and gray upper parts. Multiple photos - will add when I get back to Florida."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Sep 04, 2018 07:30 by Bradley Hacker
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48288171
- Comments: "Continuing "

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1)
- Reported Sep 03, 2018 17:17 by Julie Scotland
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48278135
- Comments: " Continuing near western end of dam. All white underneath, black above. Tail all black below and above, except for slight white tip. Smaller head and bill than nearby Cassin’s Kingbird. "

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1)
- Reported Sep 03, 2018 14:00 by Feiyu2018 Beijing
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48282136
- Media: 1 Photo

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1)
- Reported Sep 03, 2018 14:00 by Neil Zhang
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48282113
- Media: 1 Photo

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1)
- Reported Sep 03, 2018 13:50 by Peter Gaede
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48275748
- Comments: "Continuing bird, seen perched on top of a dead tree adjacent the pathway around the lake (west side) for an extended period."

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1)
- Reported Sep 03, 2018 11:27 by David Compton
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48271165
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Seen for long periods on dead tree tops on the west edge of the lake. Essentially dark above and white below, with a white tip to the tail. Closer inspection revealed a dark wash on the sides of the upper breast, dark brownish flight feathers with white edges, and brown edges to the lesser and median coverts. The tail appeared worn, so that the white tip was reduced compared to typical fresh-plumaged individuals. The dark gray of the cap extended down through the eyes and auriculars, and the lower border was sharp. The eyes and bill were dark. The bill was also relatively small for a kingbird bill, especially when compared to Tropical."

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) (1)
- Reported Sep 03, 2018 18:30 by Jenny Slaughter
- west mesa, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3997571,-119.732523&ll=34.3997571,-119.732523
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48283121
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "1 bird visiting backyard feeder and fountain along with 2 hooded orioles. Very different than the hooded orioles. Mainly grey body with yellow/orange head. Got great views and photos."

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Stowe Park

Nick Lethaby <nlethaby@...>
 

All,

 

I briefly checked the eucs here this AM. There are a few lerps and I had at least 3 Western Tanagers and a Wilson’s in them. I suspect this will hold some warblers this fall.

 

Nick Lethaby

IoT Ecosystem & TI-RTOS

Texas Instruments Incorporated

6750 Navigator Way, Suite 250

Goleta, CA 93117

 

Office: 805 562 5106

Mobile: 805 284 6200

Email: nlethaby@...

 


Santa Rosa Island

Nick Lethaby
 

All,

I took the Island Packers boat to SRI today. The outbound and return boat rides had some huge aggregations of Western Gulls with smaller numbers of BV Shearwaters, but nothing with them except a Fulmar.

There were very few migrants on the island, perhaps due to the westerly airflow that accompanied the marine layer.  Two White-winged Doves, a Lazuli Bunting, and a Lark Sparrow were of most interest. I saw 4 Island Loggerhead Shrikes.

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Nick Lethaby
Goleta, CA

Mobile: 805 284 6200
Work: 805 562 5106


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*** Species Summary:

- Cackling Goose (Aleutian) (1 report)
- White-winged Dove (2 reports)
- Solitary Sandpiper (8 reports)
- Common Tern (1 report)
- Eastern Kingbird (8 reports)
- Bank Swallow (1 report)
- Orange-crowned Warbler (Gray-headed) (1 report)
- Summer Tanager (1 report)

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Cackling Goose (Aleutian) (Branta hutchinsii leucopareia) (1)
- Reported Sep 03, 2018 07:40 by Jamie Chavez
- Waller Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9029675,-120.4392958&ll=34.9029675,-120.4392958
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48265823
- Comments: "Resident bird in the front pond area"

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 17:05 by Elaine Tan
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48255320
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "White crescents on backs of wings as it landed in tree above SE corner of lake on trail side. Flew off N 20 minutes later."

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 16:00 by Dika Golovatchoff
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48257194
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "perched very briefly at top of dead tree near dam. White border seen around wing coverts."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (3)
- Reported Sep 03, 2018 08:00 by Rebecca Coulter
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48268533
- Comments: "Continuing "

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 17:05 by Elaine Tan
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48255320
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing in SE corner. Brown above with "spectacles", fine spots on wings, clean white underparts"

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 16:00 by Dika Golovatchoff
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48257194
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "8.5" Sandpiper shaped like Yellowlegs but much smaller. "spectacle eyes", white belly but buff breast, The bird is very active foraging and often flying to a new location."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 12:29 by John Callender
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48251668
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. In the shallow bay in the SE corner of the lake."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 12:29 by David Compton
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48248149
- Comments: "Continuing"

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (4) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 11:10 by Jasen Liu
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48246942
- Comments: "Continuing birds in mudflat area."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (4) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 10:49 by Libby Patten
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48252295
- Comments: "All foraging/wading around the edges of the shallow water in southeasternmost section of the lake."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (2)
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 09:25 by margeNdon thornton
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48265106
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "A tringa with the white spots on the back, short, relatively heavy beak, shorter of yellow legs. We had good looks at a pair. Other birders told us they had seen four."

Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 10:45 by Rachel Liu
- 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/S48258074
- Comments: "Small tern sitting with group of Forster's. More extensive black patterning on head extending to nape region, black carpal bar visible."

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1)
- Reported Sep 03, 2018 08:00 by Rebecca Coulter
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48268533
- Comments: "Continuing along southwestern side of lake. "

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 17:05 by Elaine Tan
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48255320
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Kingbird black above, white below, faint gray flush across breast."

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 16:00 by Dika Golovatchoff
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48257194
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Black, white, and gray bird that sallies forth toward water then flies back up so high perch. Seen in 3 different locations, once with Cassin's kingbird right next to it."

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 15:20 by Conor Scotland
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48253821
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Photo. Continuing near west end of dam."

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 12:45 by margeNdon thornton
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48249334
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "medium sized bird, black above and mostly white below. A bit of gray on the breast. roughly conical black beak. Seen in the large dead tree about halfway between the path and the west shore of the lake."

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 12:29 by John Callender
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48251668
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Seen well perched and flying in the vicinity of the oak tree on the southwest side of the lake where it was seen earlier today. Kingbird that was black on the top of the head, dark blackish gray on the rest of the upper parts, clean white below, including the lower half of the face. When it perched facing away could see a narrow pale terminal band on the tail (narrower than I expected); outer retrices also seemed to have pale outer edges toward the distal end."

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 11:10 by Jasen Liu
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48246942
- Comments: "Continuing bird found earlier by Ben Byerly. Flew into originally reported location at around 11:30"

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 10:49 by Libby Patten
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48252295
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Seen perching on dead bushes and flycatching near the west end of the dam. Black above, white below except for black tail. Black legs and bill. Some brownish coloring on back may indicate an immature bird."

Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 13:59 by Sean Fitzgerald
- 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/S48254343
- Comments: "Small swallow, brown above, bright white below with thin dark band across upper breast"

Orange-crowned Warbler (Gray-headed) (Oreothlypis celata celata/orestera) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 12:10 by Jasen Liu
- UC Santa Barbara--campus, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4148759,-119.8450041&ll=34.4148759,-119.8450041
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48247045
- Comments: "Found in tipu trees by social sciences and media studies building. Very contrasting gray head with yellow body. Chip note much "fuller" and less thin than that of lutescens"

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1)
- Reported Sep 03, 2018 08:00 by Rebecca Coulter
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48268533
- Comments: "Heard calling at north end of lake. "

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Eastern Kingbird

Rebecca Coulter
 

Still present in general area at LLC.

Rebecca Coulter
SB


Bird Refuge

Ria Marsh
 

There are about 100 phalaropes (sp.) in the Bird Refuge pond this evening as seen from the bike path.
Ria Marsh
East Beach


White-faced ibis

Meg White
 

11 White-faced ibis at Laguna Blanca right now. 

Meg White
Hope Ranch


Eastern Kingbird

Marge and Don Thornton
 

The Eastern Kingbird reappeared in his preferred dead tree on the west side of Lake Los Carneros at about 1:15 this afternoon.  He was there about a minute before flying low toward the dam.

Pictures with ebird checklist:  S48249334.




Marge and Don Thornton
Goleta, Ca


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*** Species Summary:

- Common Ground-Dove (1 report)
- White-winged Dove (4 reports)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (3 reports)
- Semipalmated Sandpiper (1 report)
- Solitary Sandpiper (3 reports)
- Common Tern (1 report)
- Eastern Kingbird (3 reports)
- Cedar Waxwing (1 report)
- Brewer's Sparrow (2 reports)
- Virginia's Warbler (2 reports)

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Common Ground-Dove (Columbina passerina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 07:38 by Benjamin Byerly
- Farren Rd., Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.443548,-119.9237752&ll=34.443548,-119.9237752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48219982
- Comments: "Heard by eucalyptus at top of road"

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 07:36 by Benjamin Byerly
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48241569
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "White upper wings clearly visible in flight"

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 16:29 by Santiago Lupi
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48225289
- Comments: "Continuing. Seen from the stone bridge above the creek."

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 10:30 by Libby Patten
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48223073
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Seen perched on a dead limb overhanging the creek very near the bridge. Some Eurasian-collared Doves nearby."

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 10:10 by Richard Norton
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48231422
- Comments: "{reviously reported. Only seen flying. Bright white bars across wings."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 31, 2018 16:50 by Jasen Liu
- Goleta Bay--West beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48221237
- Comments: "Continuing in original location"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 31, 2018 16:50 by Rachel Liu
- Goleta Bay--West beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48221308
- Comments: "Continuing in original location"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 31, 2018 10:01 by Libby Patten
- Goleta Bay--West beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48222286
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Seen very distantly from bluffs of west Goleta Beach looking west. Golden hue to back feathers, slender appearance, no dark crown: all that was visible at this distance through Libby’s scope."

Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla) (1)
- Reported Aug 31, 2018 16:43 by Benjamin Byerly
- Goleta Bay--West beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48202945
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "With Semipalmated Plovers and Yellowlegs near steps. Considerably lighter than WESA I saw later down the beach. Very light colored, bold white eyebrow. Straight - not droopy bill, dark legs. This is my best ID guess after reviewing photos this morning."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (2)
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 07:36 by Benjamin Byerly
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48241569
- Comments: "Continuing. Mudflat at SE end of lake"

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 10:00 by margeNdon thornton
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48221455
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Tringa but beak shorter and heavier than Yellowlegs; also legs are shorter and greener than yellowlegs. Complete eyering."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 31, 2018 11:08 by Libby Patten
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48222362
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird. A small shorebird, about the size of a Pectoral Sandpiper, altho probably a little larger. Watery yellow legs (not bright ), nice white spots on the back, a medium length bill and a white complete eyering. The bird was foraging in the reeds at the southeast arm of the lake, accompanied by several other shorebirds."

Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 10:45 by Jasen Liu
- 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/S48221135
- Comments: "Small tern sitting with group of Forster's. More extensive black patterning on head extending to nape region, black carpal bar visible."

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 11:43 by Santiago Lupi
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48245433
- Comments: "On the western side of the dam in the reeds. Later it flew west to a tall eucalyptus tree."

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 09:54 by Bradley Hacker
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48244754
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Found by Ben Byerly. Top of dead tree sometimes. Most of the time in nearby reeds or bushes. https://goo.gl/maps/sZCedCmwVtG2"

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 07:36 by Benjamin Byerly
- Lake Los Carneros, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48241569
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Photos. Med-large flycatcher. Dark cap/black back. Clean white breast. Tail feathers worn, but could just make out white band on tip Perched and flycatching atop dead (oak?) tree on SW side of lake."

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) (3)
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 08:56 by David Compton
- 5400 6th St, Carpinteria US-CA (34.3925,-119.5168), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.392529,-119.516809&ll=34.392529,-119.516809
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48244008
- Comments: "Seen and heard"

Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 08:45 by Peter Gaede
- Elings Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4098484,-119.7349691&ll=34.4098484,-119.7349691
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48242346
- Comments: "Continuing; found yesterday by Hugh Ranson. Small sparrow with long tail, small bill, unstreaked breast. Weak face pattern. Streaked nape and crown. Pale lores, thin white eye ring."

Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 06:07 by John Callender
- Elings Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4098484,-119.7349691&ll=34.4098484,-119.7349691
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48240520
- Comments: "Continuing bird reported yesterday by Hugh Ranson. Extended close views through binoculars as it fed on the ground under the small pepper trees planted at the semicircular stone bench. Grayish brown Spizella sparrow, narrowly streaked crown with no central median stripe, complete narrow white eye ring, relatively plain face pattern, narrowly streaked nape, plain breast, long plain tail. I’m familiar with the bird from seeing it on its breeding territory in the Eastern Sierra sagebrush; it was neat to see it here."

Virginia's Warbler (Oreothlypis virginiae) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 10:30 by Libby Patten
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48223073
- Comments: "Continuing. Seen at very close range in some short lemonade berry bushes just west of the campground bridge. At its closest position, was too close to use binoculars. Was also seen briefly in the very tall Eucalyptus west of the bridge. The close views showed the very light grey underside, clearly-defined white eye ring, yellow patches on breast, rump and undertail coverts. Top of head looked a little darker than gray upperparts. Chipped often with a bright and loud chip."

Virginia's Warbler (Oreothlypis virginiae) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 10:10 by Richard Norton
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48231422
- Comments: "Previously reported bird. Seen in large eucalyptus just west of stream. Like a bleached Nashville Warbler. Gray with yellow undertail, rump, and some on upper breast."

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Sunday am at Refugio

David Levasheff
 

White-winged Dove continues
Wilson Warbler -several
Blue Grosbeak - A good looker
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - continues
Orange-crown Warbler - lots
Black-headed Grosbeak- 2

David


Other LLC sitings

Robert Lindsay
 

Lake Los Carneros, Sunday, 9/2, 8:30-10;00 am

 

Had my FOS Wilson's Warbler in a myoporum tree at north-west corner of Stow House upon arriving.

 

Next good bird was found about 20 yards past the west end of the wooden bridge over the upper reed bed. At first I believed it was an Empidonax that was not a Pac-Slope. Got to watch it for several minutes and saw it from numerous angles. Upon reviewing field guides, I am reasonably certain it was a Western Wood Pewee, a bird I haven't seen for quite a while. Hope someone more familiar with this group of flycatchers is able to make a definitive ID.

 

Where expected (muddy area in east bay at dam end of lake), at least two of the three recently reported Solitary Flycatchers were still around with a pretty good assortment of more common shorebirds (Spotted Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Least Sandpiper, Killdeer). Also saw a Virginia Rail in the reeds on the dam side of this bay._,_

 

Quite a few of the common raptors about. 3 California Thrasher. Lots of birders in the area.

 

That's all,

Rob Lindsay

 

 

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Re: EaKi LLC

Bradley Hacker <bradley_r_hacker@...>
 

EaKi is back. In dead tree and then dropped down into reeds 40 m south. 


Good birding,


On Sunday, September 2, 2018, 09:51, Bradley Hacker via Groups.Io <bradley_r_hacker@...> wrote:

Just the messenger:
ect:
Date: Sun, 2 Sep 2018 18:23:13 +0200
From: Ben Byerly <byerly@...>
To: hacker@...

I just saw (at least am very certain) an Eastern Kingbird at Lake Los Carneros Park. In a dead oak near here:

Dropped Pin
near Goleta, CA 93117


https://goo.gl/maps/sZCedCmwVtG2


Good birding,


Teals & a goose

Jake Broad
 

Hi all

Yesterday at the Goleta Sanitary District I spent my morning & afternoon breaks plus my lunch birding the grounds. I managed to ID 35 different species. 2 notable.

There are definitely some blue winged teals at the district, 4 unmistakable males and I assume there are some females with them. They arrived mid-late August. I was unaware that their presence is rare in the summer otherwise I would have made a better arrival observation.

There was also 1 greater white fronted goose. I’m guessing that it’s the one that has stuck around Devereux this summer. It was a bit of a funny sighting as a flock of Canada geese caught my attention flying out while honking and the white fronted was in formation with them bringing up the rear.

Otherwise I spotted for the first time an American avocet and a Wilson’s snipe.

Red necked phalaropes have been increasing their numbers there as I counted 16 in the water.

Tips if you’re going to visit: bring a scope or good binoculars and come later in the day because it’s very backlit in the morning which makes IDs more difficult. The near side of the lagoons are over run with mallards. All of the species above were found on the far side (restricted) or north side. The north side has developed a small mudflat where some peeps and other pipers have been.

I submitted a complete checklist to ebird this morning.

Cheers and happy Labor Day weekend
-Jake
Goleta


EaKi LLC

Bradley Hacker <bradley_r_hacker@...>
 

Just the messenger:
ect:
Date: Sun, 2 Sep 2018 18:23:13 +0200
From: Ben Byerly <byerly@...>
To: hacker@...

I just saw (at least am very certain) an Eastern Kingbird at Lake Los Carneros Park. In a dead oak near here:

Dropped Pin
near Goleta, CA 93117


https://goo.gl/maps/sZCedCmwVtG2


Good birding,


Summer Tanager at LLC

Gage Ricard
 

At Lake Los Carneros around 6 p.m., George and I saw a male Summer Tanager in the eucalyptus trees by the parking lot.

Gage Ricard
Santa Barbara


SB Bird Refuge no WF Ibii and a puzzle

Ken Hoesterey
 

I am so glad that Dika G. posted those pictures of the flock of WF Ibis that I had seen at LLC recently. I later counted 10, another report here saw one elsewhere.
This saturday mid-morning there were no Ibis to be seen there, I expect they will turn up and be reported on by someone? Sad that the population is down, I have only seen the few in the several years I have been birding actively here, long time birders reported hundreds, wow.
    A flock of 15-20 Phalaropes flew and swam all around, when they and other birds were in the western end by the zoo there were dozens of small fish or insects that jumped at their low to the water approach, like a small rain squall under them. Several of the many Snowy Egrets there were actively fishing, laying their heads right down near the surface before grabbing the fish or insects. Snowies were also fishing by flying slowly over the surface dragging their feet and stabbing at the fish stirred up by their approach while still in slow flight.
  Another birder said the Phalaropes were Red-Necked not Wilson's, my photos showed a longer teardrop eyepatch and white wingbars when they flew.
Earlier in the week I had a photograph of a lone Phalarope with a different rounder eye patch and the faintest reddish pattern at the wing ends, so perhaps it was the Wilson's.
   I apologize for my ID of the Reddish Egrets I thought I had seen there earlier, I had babbled to several other birders about it. Today the same bird was at the south/ocean end again in the trees and brush just past the Palm tree by the bike path.
  My photos showed a reddish purple cast to the neck (leading me to see what I wanted to see, lol) but the head and bill were not like the Reddish Egret. This picture from All About Birds shows it to be more likely to be an Immature Yellow Crowned Night heron, the bird I saw has the very beginnings of the white cheek patches and top white stripe, and that massive bill, not long and pointy like the Reddish Egret we saw at Goleta.   https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Yellow-crowned_Night-Heron/id
It has the adult all grey pattern body feathers, and today I saw a small remnant pattern under the bill of some spots like the juveniles, so there may some other YCNH juveniles as well. So, that's my puzzle, I can send photos should anybody want them, or I could post them here if we can, I dunno..
   Today several of us saw a Little Green Heron at the creek near the third platform, it was standing on a clutch of reeds out over the water. Last week when I also saw the YCNH I also saw at least 3 Little Green Herons!!! I have never seen one holding still, usually they have been so jumpy by the time I even register their movement all I ever see are tail feathers, or they are flying across the water or up the creek, so today and last week that was all new to me.
   Three were preening and hunting along the zoo shoreline at the southern end, well camouflaged they are, so keep looking. Early in the week one was perched behind the south end Palm tree mess and preening with me watching and snapping photos 15' away. It then bent more than double and snagged a Dragonfly perched at least a foot under it's feet! NOT shy and jumpy at all.
   There were a couple of Cinnamon Teal and a Dowitcher at the third platform as well as a large flock of Stilts, young and old. The Swan was at the parking lot, DC Cormorants and GBH's in the trees, Ruddy Ducks all about.
A Condor watched all from his zoo perch, the Howler Monkeys were singing, the lion roared and the Giraffe and I watched each other. A good day there, but no Ibis. Ibii?
    


Brewer's Sparrow, Elings Park

Hugh Ranson
 

The Brewer's was consorting with an Orange-crowned Warbler, often high in the
blooming fennel.It was first north of the main path that runs east from the
paragliding take off area, then later it was on the south side. The last I saw
of it, the bird was heading towards the eastern park boundary, though it's
probably making circuits of fennel clumps. It seemed to be picking lots of bugs
from the fennel flowers, which is possibly a good sign for future migrants at
the park.

Odonates outnumbered birds considerably; I counted at least 25 Variegated
Meadowhawks.

Hugh Ranson
Santa Barbara


Re: LLC - Solitary Sandpipers Update

Ken Hoesterey
 

Hi Julie, it was a pleasure to meet you at Goleta Beach watching the Little Blue Heron 
stalk around, it was also there most evenings the last weeks, and last night I saw it fly out just at sunset, right into the setting sun.
That sight was so amazing I forgot to take a picture, lol.
It has morphed fully into adult plumage,as of 5-6 weeks ago it still had a few big white feathers on the inside top of it's wings, one was hanging down and I hoped it would drop so I could have it, but no such luck. Now it's all blue/grey and so hard to see sometimes against the rocks on the far beach.
LLC still has the 50 Great Egrets and Snowie Egrets 
and a dozen GBH's too when I was there the night before last.

Thanks for the report, it's literally hopping there now.
Ken Hoesterey