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Blue-winged Warbler refound by Larry B

Joan Lentz (cox.net address)
 

100 yds south of Carp Crk. Get into creek at 8th St., then walk north to where old shed sits on east bank!

Coordinates to Blue-winged Warbler

Mark Holmgren
 

34.39378 -119.51332
These coordinates are of a Cottonwood in which the bird was seen on the E side of Carpinteria Creek closer to Carp. Ave than to 8th St.
Mark

Waller Park Band-tailed Pigeons

Jamie Chavez
 

A first for me as I have never seen Band-tailed pigeons anywhere in Santa Maria Valley in all my years of birding (no habitat), I spotted four birds flying above the northern edge of Waller Park this morning. These birds only made a pass overhead and did not stay or drop into the trees. There is little oak habitat around the area to sustain Band-tailed Pigeons so this was certainly an anomaly. Lehman mentions one SM record in June 2006 but I have no idea where that was recorded. Other birds of note were Black-throated Gray, Yellow, Hermit, and Nashville Warblers (singles of each), a couple of Pacific-slope Flycatchers and a few Western Tanagers were the only migrants detected. 

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Santa Maria, CA

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*** Species Summary:

- White-winged Dove (1 report)
- Little Blue Heron (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (2 reports)
- Tennessee Warbler (1 report)
- Palm Warbler (1 report)
- Lazuli Bunting (1 report)

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White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1)
- Reported Oct 13, 2018 08:50 by Larry Hess
- Puente @ Puente Plaza, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.434891,-119.7840596&ll=34.434891,-119.7840596
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49164125
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Poor images (phone camera) with even more clarity lost through cropping. Odd characteristic of white continaully showing on tail. I thought the tail had not folded smoothly on landing, but it flew off and returned showing just as obvious as before.

**2018 TOTALS:
first WW seen only one day, 21Jan18.
second WW seen only one day, 23Jun18.
third WW seen thirty-two days, 13Aug-14Sep18.
fourth WW seen only two days, 15-16Aug18.
fifth WW seen only one day, 4Sep18."

Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 12, 2018 16:00 by Dika Golovatchoff
- 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/S49151148
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Foraging slowly and methodically against rocks at far side of slough. To get a good view I had to walk down on sand (east end of parking lot) and out as far on sandspit without stepping into water myself. I watched the bird catch and eat a small crab. It is now a deep blue with no hint of white in feathers. Some purplish on neck. Bill is two-toned and very long legs are yellow. I last saw it on Aug. 13 and have observed it at regular intervals since first sighted as a very white juvenile bird."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 12, 2018 13:50 by Cuyler Stapelmann
- 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/S49143533
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Possibly the continuing juvenile bird I observed at the same location about a month ago. This bird was in the southwestern corner of the lagoon near Cabrillo Blvd. Long neck, all dark bill, fine streaking/speckling on wings, longer legs than nearby BCNHs. I did not see the immature bird that has been seen in this area."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Oct 13, 2018 07:45 by Rob Denholtz
- CA, Carpinteria, Carpinteria Salt Marsh & Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3978981,-119.5374513&ll=34.3978981,-119.5374513
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49159684
- Comments: "no longer rare here . . . up to 7 seen on and off with some regularity"

Tennessee Warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina) (1)
- Reported Oct 13, 2018 08:23 by Noah Gaines
- Alice Keck Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4296434,-119.7060233&ll=34.4296434,-119.7060233
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49159941
- Comments: "This bird continues. Greenish yellowish above and creamy below with a distinct supercilium and white undertail coverts. "

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 12, 2018 08:27 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/S49146611
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Warbler found by David Kisner in vicinity of first viewing platform. Noted tail bobbing behavior, yellow undertail coverts, white supercilium."

Lazuli Bunting (Passerina amoena) (1)
- Reported Oct 11, 2018 09:44 by Mike Stiles
- Jim May Park (fmr River Oaks Park), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9747532,-120.4258633&ll=34.9747532,-120.4258633
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49145016
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Found in the marsh plants near the pier that juts into the lake. Thanks to Jamie Chavez's consultation regarding ID"

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Blue-winged Warbler

Dika Golovatchoff
 

I was very happy to get a few views of this county first (I'm told by Wes Fritz) near the 8th st. bridge over Carpinteria creek - which has no water in it.  All the other birders were in the creek bed but I didn't find it safe to scramble down there so I took a peek from the creek bank.  You'll find a few very heavily cropped photos at:

Blue-winged Warbler Photos

David Levasheff
 

I posted a couple of my best shots to a Flickr album... very challenging conditions/bird to capture.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/levaweb/albums/72157702389830695

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[CALBIRDS] Blue-winged Warbler contiues Oct 14

Wim van Dam
 



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Continuing along Carpinteria Creek at same location as yesterday, 8:10 am.


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Blue-winged Warbler continues in Carp Creek “Meadow,” 200 yds n. of 8th St. Bridge

Rob Denholtz
 


Rob Denholtz 
Carp 

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*** Species Summary:

- Solitary Sandpiper (1 report)
- Hammond's Flycatcher (2 reports)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Hutton's Vireo (2 reports)
- Townsend's Solitaire (2 reports)
- Swainson's Thrush (2 reports)
- Blue-winged Warbler (20 reports)
- Nashville Warbler (2 reports)
- Hermit Warbler (2 reports)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1)
- Reported Oct 13, 2018 09:04 by Libby Patten
- 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/S49168015
- Comments: "Prominent bib, yellowish legs, crisp contrasting back pattern (spotted dark brown), white underside, medium bill length. Slightly smaller than Killdeer. Seen in main channel and then pond next to first bridge. "

Hammond's Flycatcher (Empidonax hammondii) (1)
- Reported Oct 14, 2018 07:56 by Tom Benson
- 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/S49186717
- Comments: "Empid with eye ring, long primary projection, and small dark bill."

Hammond's Flycatcher (Empidonax hammondii) (1)
- Reported Oct 14, 2018 07:36 by Bradley Hacker
- 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/S49188075
- Comments: "Short, dark bill. Notched tail. Much wing flicking. Gray head. Circular eye ring."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Oct 14, 2018 09:41 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/S49188451
- Comments: "High on a tree over train tracks. Kingbird with bright yellow below from vent all the way up to breast, slightly dusky yellow on breast. Grayish chin, lighter than head. Long, thick bill. Faint dark mask, med gray head. Dark lobed tail. It was flycatching and returning to the same tree. I did not note vocalization. On the way back, it was in the dead tree by the shore and I noted it a closer range and bad light. I could see light outline to each flight feathers and covert as well as it’s brownish/greenish back. "

Hutton's Vireo (Vireo huttoni) (1)
- Reported Oct 13, 2018 11:14 by Anonymous eBirder
- San Miguel Island (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.039094,-120.373038&ll=34.039094,-120.373038
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49184600
- Comments: "At campground. Vireo with pinched eye ring and two bold white wingbars. Hooked bill, no black bar below the lowest white wingbar. First confused for a kinglet because of resemblance, and this bird was actively flycatching like a kinglet, but good photos taken. To be uploaded tonight."

Hutton's Vireo (Vireo huttoni) (1)
- Reported Oct 13, 2018 11:14 by Naresh Satyan
- San Miguel Island (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.039094,-120.373038&ll=34.039094,-120.373038
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49184534
- Comments: "At campground. Vireo with pinched eye ring and two bold white wingbars. Hooked bill, no black bar below the lowest white wingbar. First confused for a kinglet because of resemblance, and this bird was actively flycatching like a kinglet, but good photos taken. To be uploaded tonight."

Townsend's Solitaire (Myadestes townsendi) (1)
- Reported Oct 13, 2018 11:14 by Anonymous eBirder
- San Miguel Island (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.039094,-120.373038&ll=34.039094,-120.373038
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49184600
- Comments: "At ranger station. Photos to add. The ID is unmistakeable: big dark gray thrush with characteristic short bill and eyering, white outer tail feathers. Seemed not to mind people, picked off an insect three feet from us."

Townsend's Solitaire (Myadestes townsendi) (1)
- Reported Oct 13, 2018 11:14 by Naresh Satyan
- San Miguel Island (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.039094,-120.373038&ll=34.039094,-120.373038
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49184534
- Comments: "At ranger station. Photos to add. The ID is unmistakeable: big dark gray thrush with characteristic short bill and eyering, white outer tail feathers. Seemed not to mind people, picked off an insect three feet from us."

Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus) (1)
- Reported Oct 14, 2018 07:56 by Tom Benson
- 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/S49186717
- Comments: "Heard calling, a soft pwip unlike a Hermit Thrush. I believe Curtis actually saw this bird."

Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus) (1)
- Reported Oct 14, 2018 07:36 by Bradley Hacker
- 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/S49188075
- Comments: "Buffy eye ring, less spotted buffy breast. “Pwit”"

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) (1)
- Reported Oct 14, 2018 07:45 by Rob Denholtz
- CA, Carpinteria, Carpinteria Creek & Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3927456,-119.5175171&ll=34.3927456,-119.5175171
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49191017
- Comments: "continuing bird . . . first SB County record . . . observed by many . . . others took photos . . . yellow with bluish-gray wings and distinct eye "mask" line to bill . . . Seen at 20-40' with Nikon 8x42 for 5 min. . . . then later, for 5 min."

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) (1)
- Reported Oct 14, 2018 10:52 by Thomas Miko
- 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/S49189920
- Comments: "Bright yellow American wood warbler with extensive clean white on the vent. The mantle and wings were gray, not blue, with two bald wing bars. The left I had a blackeye line in the shape of Mr. Spock’s right eyebrow. The right I had a black line through the I in the shape of mistress box left eyebrow. The bill was long and thin, and slightly down curved. Multiple photographs obtained of the bird that will be added after 8 PM, today, Sunday, October 14. The bird is feeding actively and easy to find as it crosses back-and-forth above the creek in an area halfway between the wood and pipe bridge over the creek, and the concrete street bridge further inland from there. Clamber down into the somewhat dry creek bed and walk north i.e. west towards the concrete street bridge."

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) (1)
- Reported Oct 14, 2018 09:00 by Francis Joyce
- 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/S49191166
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Foraging actively in leaf clusters."

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) (1)
- Reported Oct 14, 2018 07:56 by Tom Benson
- 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/S49186717
- Comments: "Continuing from yesterday. Will add photos."

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) (1)
- Reported Oct 14, 2018 07:36 by Bradley Hacker
- 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/S49188075
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Very active warbler. Thin, long bill. Deep yellow Face and underparts. Black eyeline."

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 13, 2018 17:10 by Noah Gaines
- 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/S49173712
- Comments: "Halfway up cotton Wood in carp creek below carp ave. Yellow body and head with dark slash through eye. Sharp bill. More saturated yellow than OC warblers. Greenish back and crown. White undertail coverts and bottom of folded tail. Two narrow white wing bars on gray wings and white on the outer tail. Foraging by probing in dead curled leaves by hanging upside down. "

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) (1)
- Reported Oct 13, 2018 16:30 by Alex Abela
- 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/S49182038
- Comments: "Found earlier in the morning by Nick Lethaby, east of 8th st. Seen feeding very actively in the evening high in the cottonwoods on the south bank. Greenish-yellow warbler with small black mask through eye, blue-gray wings, two small, white, wing bars, and white under tail. Photos."

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 13, 2018 13:12 by Thomas Wurster
- 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/S49173783
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "found earlier today by Nick Lethaby. Med bright "yellow" warbler with narrow dark eye line that quickly tapers to pointed end behind the eye; bluish-gray wing panel crossed by 2 prominent white wingbars; yellow on body brightest on throat and narrowly above and below black eyeline; yellow shades to olive on crown, nape and back, and a thinner yellow-olive broadly on underparts below throat; tiny white patch on under tail coverts; under side of outer rectrices mostly white from to base, and broadly gray on tips. Eye is black and "beady"; bill is narrow, black, and sharply pointed. Foraged closely on foliage, investigating individual live and dead leaves and probing leaf clusters.(Flight?) Call, heard numerous times was a sharp, high pitched "squeet" note. Foraged below 25 feet during our observation, and was below 10 feet for the majority of the time. Poor photos."

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 13, 2018 13:00 by Rebecca Coulter
- 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/S49170650
- Comments: "Bird initially found by Nick Lethaby around 9:30. I entered the creek bed near Carpinteria Avenue, and walked south toward the 8th Street foot bridge. Stopped to examine a flock of Bushtits that the bird had been reported to associate with. At this point, other birders were watching the Blue-winged and we followed their gestures to find it foraging in a Sycamore on the west side of the creek. For the next hour we watched it move up and down this general vicinity, about halfway between Carpinteria Avenue and the foot bridge, actively foraging in many types of vegetation and at all levels. It did seem to return often to Sycamore. Greenish-yellow back and top of head, grayish wings, very bright yellow below with dull white undertail coverts. Broad white patches on the sides of the tail (possibly all white outer tail feathers, hard to tell). Head was bright yellow, with a strong black line from the base of the bill through the eye. A very active bird, foraging at times with a mixed flock (Townsend's Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Warbling Vireo, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, plus the Bushtits). It often probed leaf clumps upside down. Often silent, then it would call frequently, a short, sharp, loud "cheet" or "cheek.""

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 13, 2018 13:00 by Barbara Millett
- 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/S49174433
- Comments: "Bird initially found by Nick Lethaby around 9:30. I entered the creek bed near Carpinteria Avenue, and walked south toward the 8th Street foot bridge. Stopped to examine a flock of Bushtits that the bird had been reported to associate with. At this point, other birders were watching the Blue-winged and we followed their gestures to find it foraging in a Sycamore on the west side of the creek. For the next hour we watched it move up and down this general vicinity, about halfway between Carpinteria Avenue and the foot bridge, actively foraging in many types of vegetation and at all levels. It did seem to return often to Sycamore. Greenish-yellow back and top of head, grayish wings, very bright yellow below with dull white undertail coverts. Broad white patches on the sides of the tail (possibly all white outer tail feathers, hard to tell). Head was bright yellow, with a strong black line from the base of the bill through the eye. A very active bird, foraging at times with a mixed flock (Townsend's Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Warbling Vireo, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, plus the Bushtits). It often probed leaf clumps upside down. Often silent, then it would call frequently, a short, sharp, loud "cheet" or "cheek.""

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 13, 2018 12:40 by Dika Golovatchoff
- 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/S49173730
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "A very small bright yellow bird that moves around very actively. It was among sycamore trees along the side of Carpinteria Creek just north of the 8th st. bridge when I observed it briefly. It has two white wingbars on blueish gray wings, a pointed black bill and a prominent eyeline. I am uploading more photos than I would ordinarily that were very heavily cropped just to show as many views of the bird as I'm able."

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 13, 2018 12:29 by Cuyler Stapelmann
- 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/S49165964
- Comments: "Viewed for awhile with many others"

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 13, 2018 12:20 by Santiago Lupi
- 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/S49166248
- Comments: "Bright yellow with black stripe through eye and white under tail. It had gray wings and tail. The tail had white tips visible when flying. seen in sycamores at (34.3933761,-119.5139350)."

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 13, 2018 12:05 by Adam Searcy
- 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/S49169665
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing first fall female (olive extending well onto cap) found this morning by Nick Lethaby upstream of the 8th street bridge."

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 13, 2018 12:04 by John Callender
- 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/S49166118
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird found by Nick Lethaby. Overall mostly yellow. Blue-gray wings with subdued white wing bars. Head yellow with prominent dark eye line. Bright yellow below, white undertail coverts. White outer tail feathers, which were prominent when the bird flew and flicked its tail. Very active."

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) (1)
- Reported Oct 13, 2018 12:00 by Jim Moore
- 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/S49176194
- Comments: "Seen just outside Debbie's condo with Debbie, Tom Wurster and Liga Auzins. I did not have binos, but had a close up view. Tom got photos."

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 13, 2018 11:44 by Mark Holmgren
- 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/S49171280
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Found by Nick Lethaby earlier this morning. Yellowish warbler with pointed Vermivora-type bill. Black line from bill through eye to slightly behind the eye. Wings blueish-gray with weak yellowish wingbars. I think the upper side of tail was blue-gray also. Undertail coverts entirely white. Underside of tail showed long, oval, white patches on outer feathers; some inner rectrices were entirely white. Found in Avocado, Black Cottonwoods, and Western Sycamores where it frequently hung upside down as it wormed its way into dead leaf clusters. I detected no vocalizations."

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 13, 2018 11:00 by Conor Scotland
- 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/S49174925
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Photos. Found earlier by Nick L. Refound and seen continuously anywhere from 100 to 250 M up the creek from the 8th street bridge. Very active and visiting many different types of vegetation."

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 13, 2018 10:30 by Joan Lentz
- 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/S49171886
- Comments: "I was standing with the group of birders, and we had decided to get the light behind us by looking west (the Carp Ave. bridge was 100 yards behind us to the north), when Larry Ballard yelled "I've got it!" The bird was first in a Coast Live Oak, then spent much time gleaning the leaves of a tall, thick-trunked Black Cottonwood that grew near an old wooden shack on the east side of the creek. I got good looks at the bird, but no photo. I saw a warbler that was bright yellow, almost orangey- toned underneath (reminding of the color of a Prothonotary Warbler). The head and underparts were all seemingly of this vibrant yellow. There was a pronounced black line through the eye of the bird, extending well back from the eye. The wings contrasted pale grayish, with two rather faint but discernible white wing bars. The tail appeared rather long, and was completely white underneath. Once in awhile it would flash the tail, spreading it a bit, which was spectacular to watch. What a glorious bird that a lot of folks got to see! And I am hoping others got great photos!"

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 13, 2018 10:28 by David Compton
- Carpinteria Creek (lower), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3922321,-119.5167124&ll=34.3922321,-119.5167124
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49168275
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "After Nick Lethaby, who found this bird, got the word out, I met him, Larry Ballard, Joan Lentz, Marilyn Harding, John Baily, and Bill Murdoch at Carpinteria Creek, upstream of 8th Street. After searching for 30-40 minutes, we found the bird on the east side of the creek. After a fairly quick and distant look, we lost it for five or ten minutes, then refound it just downstream. After this, the bird was pretty regularly in view, never out of view for more than about five minutes and seen more and more regularly as it moved downstream and more birders showed up. I saw the bird off and on for maybe an hour and a half, getting looks at all angles and in many lighting situations.
DESCRIPTION. This was a pretty bright bird, probably a young male. It was bright yellow below from the chin through the vent, and I think even onto the under tail coverts. The lower part of the under tail coverts were white. The face was yellow with a blackish line from the bill through the eye, which was also dark. There was more yellowish above the eye line and on the auriculars, but the crown and nape were a not-well-delineated olive; that is, the yellow of the face blended into the olive of the crown and nape. The mantle was greenish. I’m not sure what color the rump was. The wings were a medium gray with white wing bars that were pretty prominent but not sharply defined. There was a darker gray area at the bend of the wing. My impression is that the wings did not show a hint of blue.
I saw the tail mostly from below. The bird pumped and fanned it’s tail more often than I recall seeing in this species. The tail was short for a warbler’s and looked just about entirely white from below. I don’t know how many of the rectrices were white, but the outermost certainly were, and I believe more were as well [NOTE: photos show dark gray on the outside of the outer three rectrices, which otherwise appeared white]. The central tail feathers were certainly darker, and you could see the base of dark feathers in the folded tail below, as well as a dark central line in the tail when the bird fanned it.
I did not note the leg or bill color. The bill was certainly not that pale, although photos appear to show a fleshy color from below. The bill was short and pointed.
BEHAVIOR. The bird was reasonably active—about average, or a little less active than average, for a warbler—but would sometimes sit in one location for 10, 20 seconds or more, looking around. It fed at various levels. In my experience, which is seeing this species on the breeding grounds, it stays in the understory or midstory. But this bird sometimes went pretty high up and never seemed to be within 4 or 5 feet of the ground.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS. Pointed rectrices visible in photos suggest a juvenile. I assume the relative brightness of the bird suggests a male."

Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla) (1)
- Reported Oct 13, 2018 11:14 by Naresh Satyan
- San Miguel Island (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.039094,-120.373038&ll=34.039094,-120.373038
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49184534
- Comments: "Warbler with gray head, complete eye ring, yellow vent. Steven had much better looks while I was trying to photograph the hermit warbler. I saw the yellow vent in flight, couldn't manage a photo."

Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla) (1)
- Reported Oct 13, 2018 11:14 by Anonymous eBirder
- San Miguel Island (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.039094,-120.373038&ll=34.039094,-120.373038
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49184600
- Comments: "Warbler with gray head, complete eye ring, yellow vent. Steven had much better looks while I was trying to photograph the hermit warbler. I saw the yellow vent in flight, couldn't manage a photo."

Hermit Warbler (Setophaga occidentalis) (1)
- Reported Oct 13, 2018 11:14 by Naresh Satyan
- San Miguel Island (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.039094,-120.373038&ll=34.039094,-120.373038
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49184534
- Comments: "Photos. Seen across the canyon on the trail up to the ranger station. Distant photos, but identifiable. Female type. Unmarked yellow head with slightly darker auriculars, pale throat. Plain dirty white underneath from throat to vent with no streaking. Gray tail with paler outer feathers."

Hermit Warbler (Setophaga occidentalis) (1)
- Reported Oct 13, 2018 11:14 by Anonymous eBirder
- San Miguel Island (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.039094,-120.373038&ll=34.039094,-120.373038
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49184600
- Comments: "Photos. Seen across the canyon on the trail up to the ranger station. Distant photos, but identifiable. Female type. Unmarked yellow head with slightly darker auriculars, pale throat. Plain dirty white underneath from throat to vent with no streaking. Gray tail with paler outer feathers."

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- Blue-winged Warbler (3 reports)

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Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) (1)
- Reported Oct 14, 2018 13:36 by Ken Janes
- 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/S49194743
- Comments: "Rare. Relocated this afternoon. Yellow underneath with blue gray back and black eye line. Seen with group of 5 birders. "

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) (1)
- Reported Oct 14, 2018 13:12 by Richard Fisher
- 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/S49194295
- Comments: "Continuing bird seen by many today. Overall mostly yellow with olive green wash on back and top of head. Wings blue gray. Vent white. Dark line from from lores through eye."

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) (1)
- Reported Oct 14, 2018 09:28 by Libby Patten
- 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/S49194528
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Found at this spot yesterday by Nick Lethaby. Yellow-bodied warbler with distinctive black eyelines that come to a sharp point behind the eyes and thickest at lores. These eyelines combined with the black bill look like a thin, black mask that wraps around the front of its face. White undertail with dark outer tips. Wings gray with white wing bars. Back and part of head were olive. Top of head yellow with a brighter yellow supercillium. Frequent tail flicking. Favored clumps of dead leaves in cottonwood and other trees on both sides of the creek. Stayed mostly in lower half of trees. No obvious vocalization. Seen from down in the creek about halfway between Carpinteria Avenue bridge and 8th St footbridge. Am including my terrible photograph just to remember this beauty better in years to come. Life bird!"

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Scorpion

Nick Lethaby
 

All,

I went out to Scorpion today. The original intent was to camp overnight and see what the Santa Anas brought in. However Island Packers has already cancelled the Monday boat and I lacked supplies and vacation time to stay until Tuesday or Wednesday. So I did a day trip and hiked the whole Scorpion Canyon loop trail plus a bit up the Montanon Ridge trail to check a couple of small canyons with oaks for migrants. There were no definite migrants high up but lots of Thick-billed Fox Sparrows, kinglets, and Hermit Thrushes that presumably winter there, as well as scads of Island Scrub Jays and a jeeting Canyon Wren.

Down in the valley, there was a decent but highly predictable selection of interesting migrants including a Sage Thrasher, a Palm Warbler, 2 each of Brewer's, Clay-colored, and Vesper Sparrows, along with 23 Chipping Sparrows, a Lazuli Bunting, and 2 Lawrence's Goldfinches. The obvious highlight was a Gray-headed Junco, which is rarely seen in SBA.

Nick

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Nick Lethaby
Goleta, CA

Mobile: 805 284 6200
Work: 805 562 5106

San Miguelito Road and Jalama today

John Callender
 

I figured I'd give Dave Compton's Pinyon Jay flock a chance to reappear, so I birded along San Miguelito Road this morning, then drove the road to Jalama, stopping at turnouts. No Pinyon Jays, but lots of interesting raptors:

  • I had great views of a light-phase adult Ferruginous Hawk that hunted in the grassy valley north of the San Miguelito Road/Sudden Road intersection from early morning until I left the area around 2:30 p.m.
  • Likewise, great views of an adult Prairie Falcon in the same location.
  • At least one Golden Eagle that I saw from San Miguelito Road and Sudden Road, then from the dead end of San Miguelito Road at the Vandenberg gate, and later from Jalama Road. I'm assuming they were all the same bird; the photos show slight differences, but I think that might be accounted for by lighting, viewing angle, and distance.

Besides those there also were Red-tails, Kestrels, Sharp-shinned, Coopers, Northern Harriers (both sexes), and Turkey Vultures. All that open country and windy ridges with so few people seems to be very much to the liking of the birds of prey. It would be sad if the proposed wind farm changes that.

I have a few mysteries I'm looking for help with. At San Miguelito Road and Sudden Road I saw several groups of skinny waterfowl fly over; at the time I thought they were mergansers, but looking at the photos and checking occurrence dates I think Common Loon would make more sense. Also, I observed two sparrows, one of which I photographed, that I think may have been Vesper Sparrows. But those streaky sparrows are challenging for me, and I'd appreciate any feedback people have to offer.

The skinny waterfowl and ambiguous sparrows are in this list:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49203008 - San Miguelito Road and Sudden Road

The rest of my day is recorded in the following lists:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49203054 - end of San Miguelito Road
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49203060 - Miguelito County Park
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49203068 - Jalama Road
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49203073 - Jalama Beach

Thanks!

John Callender
Carpinteria


Re: San Miguelito Road and Jalama today

John Callender
 

After receiving several private responses I’ve changed the sparrows to Vesper and the mystery waterfowl to “loon sp.” Thanks!

John Callender
Carpinteria

Blue-winged still there

Julie Scotland
 

Blue-winged still active 100 meters north of 8th street bridge in cottonwood in Carp. Leaving now other birders showing up.

October SB Audubon program: "Birds I Will Never Forget" with David Levasheff

Teresa Fanucchi
 
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Santa Barbara Audubon Society's Monthly Evening Program:


Superb Fairywren, photo credit: David Levasheff 


Birds I Will Never Forget

 

Presenter: David Levasheff

 

 

Santa Barbara Audubon Society's (SBAS) next program will be on October 24th, 2018, at 7:30PM in Farrand Hall at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol, Santa Barbara.  It is free and open to all.  Doors open at 7:00PM.

 

David Levasheff will present his photographs of birds he has encountered during his 14-year birding career. He will present birds from the western US, Florida, Scotland, Ireland, northern Europe, Tanzania, China, Tibet, Tasmania, Peru, Ecuador, the Galapagos, Belize, Guatemala and Costa Rica. An avid amateur photographer since the mid-1960s, David will recount his challenges and highlights, and describe which methods work for him.

 

David retired from his career in high technology in the aerospace industry in 2011 and currently serves as webmaster for the Santa Barbara Audubon Society.

 

For more information on this, and our many other events, please go to the Santa Barbara Audubon Society's website at http://santabarbaraaudubon.org/


I hope you can join us!


Teresa Fanucchi

Programs chair

Santa Barbara Audubon Society


Ocean Park - Lawrence's Goldfinch

Peter Schneekloth
 

I visited Ocean Park this morning, best birds were a flock of 25 Lawrence's Goldfinch that came in near the playground and gave great looks for five minutes or so before departing. 

On the way home I had a flock of 39 Greater White-fronted Geese circling around vineyard just E of La Purisima Golf course. They circled around as if exploring the ponds there but they never set down that I saw. 

Peter Schneekloth
Buellton

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*** Species Summary:

- Pacific Golden-Plover (2 reports)
- Hammond's Flycatcher (1 report)
- Ash-throated Flycatcher (5 reports)
- Hutton's Vireo (1 report)
- Townsend's Solitaire (1 report)
- Blue-winged Warbler (14 reports)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 14, 2018 08:54 by Conor Scotland
- Jack O'Connell Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9586988,-120.5904007&ll=34.9586988,-120.5904007
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49197452
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Photos"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 14, 2018 08:54 by Mark Holmgren
- Jack O'Connell Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9586988,-120.5904007&ll=34.9586988,-120.5904007
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49195026
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Photos "

Hammond's Flycatcher (Empidonax hammondii) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 14, 2018 08:30 by Becky Turley
- 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/S49203379
- Comments: "Small empid with eye ring, dark bill and long primary projection."

Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens) (1)
- Reported Oct 14, 2018 14:00 by Paul Galvin
- 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/S49199681
- Comments: "have photos if necessary, seen in low down in the same sycamore as blue-winged warbler"

Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens) (1)
- Reported Oct 14, 2018 14:00 by brendan galvin
- 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/S49199651
- Comments: "have photos if necessary, seen in low down in the same sycamore as blue-winged warbler"

Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens) (1)
- Reported Oct 14, 2018 13:36 by Ken Janes
- 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/S49194743
- Comments: "Molting juvenile"

Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens) (1)
- Reported Oct 14, 2018 11:53 by Kay Regester
- 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/S49196846
- Comments: "Juvenile bird with fleshy gape still evident. Very scraggly looking, as if in the middle of molting out of Juvenile plumage. One or two ruddy feathers on tail and one or two ruddy feathers on wings. Nice sturdy bill, watched it eat several Caterpillars, sit on Curtis’ scope and baptize it! In same location as BWWA."

Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens) (1)
- Reported Oct 14, 2018 11:50 by Mike Huang
- 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/S49201947
- Comments: "Seen near the Blue-winged Warbler."

Hutton's Vireo (Vireo huttoni) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 13, 2018 12:00 by Kurt Leuschner
- San Miguel Island (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.039094,-120.373038&ll=34.039094,-120.373038
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49203641
- Comments: "One bird closely seen foraging in low shrubs. Stubby bill, slow movements, vireo like, not a kinglet. Small gray bird with whitish lores and two wing bars. Doing occasional slow wing flick like Hutton's will do but different from kinglets frantic repeated wing-flicking."

Townsend's Solitaire (Myadestes townsendi) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 13, 2018 12:00 by Kurt Leuschner
- San Miguel Island (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.039094,-120.373038&ll=34.039094,-120.373038
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49203641
- Comments: "Close look at a gray, long tailed bird with a distinctly buffy (not white) wing patch and white outer tail feathers. White eye ring. Perched near ranger station on a wooden beam."

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) (1)
- Reported Oct 15, 2018 09:53 by Jeff Miller
- 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/S49213353
- Comments: "Continuing. Will post photos "

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) (1)
- Reported Oct 15, 2018 08:56 by Bruce Henderson
- 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/S49213291
- Comments: "Bright yellow underparts. Olive back extending onto the nape toward the yellow head. Gray wings with two small white wingbars. Blackish eyeline from the bill to just past the eye. White undertail coverts. Outer rectrices would occasionally flash white. Actively foraging in leaf clusters of a sycamore. Occasionally noticed wing flicking like a kinglet. "

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 14, 2018 14:00 by brendan galvin
- 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/S49199651
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird seen in large multi-trunk sycamore at 34.393621, -119.512579, foraging actively and would go missing from time to time."

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 14, 2018 14:00 by Paul Galvin
- 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/S49199681
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird seen in large multi-trunk sycamore at 34.393621, -119.512579, foraging actively and would go missing from time to time."

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 14, 2018 13:36 by Ken Janes
- 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/S49194743
- Comments: "Rare. Relocated this afternoon. Yellow underneath with blue gray back and black eye line. Seen with group of 5 birders."

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 14, 2018 13:12 by Richard Fisher
- 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/S49194295
- Comments: "Continuing bird seen by many today. Overall mostly yellow with olive green wash on back and top of head. Wings blue gray. Vent white. Dark line from from lores through eye."

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 14, 2018 11:53 by Kay Regester
- 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/S49196846
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Bird was seen with 12 others, in Carp Creek, 100 yards downstream of Carp Ave bridge, and 200 yeards upstream of 8th St. bridge. Feeding actively in Sycamores, dead trees and bushes, staying about 20-30 feet above our heads. Very acrobatic feeding on insects and caterpillars. Bird is reputed to be first year female, according to CM. Yellow band on forehead narrow and does not extend up to top of head which is uniformly olive onto back. Dark eyeline across yellow face. Yellow chin blending in to all yellow breast, flanks, and belly, fading to white with slightly dusky vent. Outer tail feathers black with teardrop shape. Wings were grayish/"olive" with faint and short white wing bars. 2ndary and tertiaries were grayish, not blue. Moving somewhat slower than other warblers, allowing good views, especially when it was in an acrobatic position, twisted around a sycamore leaf. 2/3rds the size of nearby Yellow Rumped Warblers. Heard by others giving flight note, but I could not hear it.

The bird left about noon, when things got quiet. I walked down the creek checking out birds in small shady puddles. One was especially attractive to warblers. Lo and behold! The BWWA came down to the puddle, 4 feet in front of me, bathed, drank, and fluffed the excess water off. I got poor photos with my iPhone which are attached here."

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 14, 2018 11:50 by Mike Huang
- 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/S49201947
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Blue wing, white wing bars, black line cross eye, white under tail"

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 14, 2018 11:48 by Richard Norton
- 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/S49196471
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Known bird. Seen with 8 other observers. Mostly yellow warbler with white under-tail, light bluish wings with two wing bars. Dark line through eye. Others got good photos."

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 14, 2018 10:56 by Julia Ray
- 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/S49198783
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Yellow warbler with black bill, black eyeline, dark gray wings, wing-bars, and white undertail coverts. Vocalized briefly - a buzzy whistle. Poor photos included."

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 14, 2018 10:00 by Kris Ohlenkamp
- 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/S49196810
- Comments: "Continuing bird seen by multitudes. White outer tail feathers visible in flight. White undertail coverts. Yellow belly, chest, throat and face except for black line through the eye to the bill. Pale white wing bars on mostly gray wings. Greenish back. Located at 10:10AM and observed for several minutes at same location as described previously."

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 14, 2018 09:28 by Libby Patten
- 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/S49194528
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Found at this spot yesterday by Nick Lethaby. Yellow-bodied warbler with distinctive black eyelines that come to a sharp point behind the eyes and thickest at lores. These eyelines combined with the black bill look like a thin, black mask that wraps around the front of its face. White undertail with dark outer tips. Wings gray with white wing bars. Back and part of head were olive. Top of head yellow with a brighter yellow supercillium. Frequent tail flicking. Favored clumps of dead leaves in cottonwood and other trees on both sides of the creek. Stayed mostly in lower half of trees. No obvious vocalization. Seen from down in the creek about halfway between Carpinteria Avenue bridge and 8th St footbridge. Am including my terrible photograph just to remember this beauty better in years to come. Life bird!"

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 14, 2018 08:30 by Becky Turley
- 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/S49203379
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Found 10-13-18 by N. Lethaby. Bright yellow, thin black eyeline, white undertail, gray wings with wing two bars."

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 13, 2018 17:15 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/view/checklist/S49199403
- Comments: "Continuing. Actively feeding in cottonwood tree to the east of the creek when I arrived. Later moved back towards the creek and was seen feeding relatively high in a different cottonwood. Heard calling several times--a hard and emphatic, single note "seep." Relocated a couple of times this way. Solidly colored greenish-yellow warbler with small black mask through eye, blue-gray wings, two white wing bars. Undertail coverts long and mostly white, with white on undertail extending down almost to the tip; corners of tail dark."

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Pelagic checklists

Nick Lethaby
 

All,

 

Can an ebird user please share the checklists for the 5-booby trip with me. I was too sick to sign the sheet. I don’t need the checklists after the one that includes the Nazca Booby as that was my ‘last stand’, both metaphorically and literally.

 

Nick

 

From: Hugh Ranson [mailto:hranson@...]
Sent: Monday, October 15, 2018 12:06 PM
To: Lethaby, Nick
Cc: Peter Gaede
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: Scorpion

 

Love that junco--what great birds they are. Your day was far better than mine.

 

Hugh

 

On Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 9:18 AM Lethaby, Nick <nlethaby@...> wrote:

Peter, Hugh,

 

Here is the ebird checklist with the junco picture and various spizellas.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49199455

 

At one point I was surrounded by the spizella flock and had all three species within 5 yards. I think Scorpion is probably worth an effort for Field Sparrow over the next years. It seems pretty good for spizellas.

 

I felt short-changed by the lack of a White-winged Dove … which I thought was a standard part of the Scorpion ‘scarcity suite’!

 

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@...

 

Re: Pelagic checklists

David Pereksta
 

They are in review right now. Will be ready to share in a few days and I have you on the list. 

Cheers

Dave Pereksta
Ventura


On Oct 15, 2018, at 16:47, Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby@...> wrote:

All,

 

Can an ebird user please share the checklists for the 5-booby trip with me. I was too sick to sign the sheet. I don’t need the checklists after the one that includes the Nazca Booby as that was my ‘last stand’, both metaphorically and literally.

 

Nick

 

From: Hugh Ranson [mailto:hranson@...]
Sent: Monday, October 15, 2018 12:06 PM
To: Lethaby, Nick
Cc: Peter Gaede
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: Scorpion

 

Love that junco--what great birds they are. Your day was far better than mine.

 

Hugh

 

On Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 9:18 AM Lethaby, Nick <nlethaby@...> wrote:

Peter, Hugh,

 

Here is the ebird checklist with the junco picture and various spizellas.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49199455

 

At one point I was surrounded by the spizella flock and had all three species within 5 yards. I think Scorpion is probably worth an effort for Field Sparrow over the next years. It seems pretty good for spizellas.

 

I felt short-changed by the lack of a White-winged Dove … which I thought was a standard part of the Scorpion ‘scarcity suite’!

 

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@...

 

North County birds Sunday, 14 Oct

Mark Holmgren
 

The best shore birding around may be at this flooded field on Black Road less than a mile north of Betteravia Road in Santa Maria. Not much was there on 24 September, but Peter Gaede and Wes Fritz found it active on 12 October. Conor Scotland and I birded there yesterday. 2 Cattle Egrets, a calling Black-bellied Plover, and 16 Red-tailed Hawks were most interesting. 2 Dunlin, 3 Pectoral, and 5 Least Sandpipers were present. Also, 17 Wilson Snipe, 25 Long-billed Dowitchers, and 7 Greater Yellowlegs.
Jack O’Connell Park had 2 Pacific Golden-Plovers.
The Santa Ynez River Estuary had a Ruddy Turnstone and a Chipping Sparrow. Checklists on eBird.

Mark Holmgren
Santa Barbara

Mark