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*** Species Summary:

- Neotropic Cormorant (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)
- Blackpoll Warbler (1 report)

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Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1)
- Reported Sep 16, 2019 16:21 by Barry Tillman
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59863964
- Comments: "Smaller than dc cormorant. Long tail. No yellow on the face at all. White gular border. Previously reported bird. "

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (3)
- Reported Sep 16, 2019 19:00 by Eve Martin
- Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3961231,-119.5283666&ll=34.3961231,-119.5283666
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59866726
- Comments: "Continuing. One immature and one sub-adult at the Franklin Creek Bridge and one immature in the channel near the outlet just east of the creek around 7:25 pm."

Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) (1)
- Reported Sep 16, 2019 13:27 by Aaron Kreisberg
- 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/S59859301
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Black eyeline, two white wing bars, streaking on sides of breast with yellow wash on sides, white belly and vent. As previously described, no tail."

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Carpinteria on Tuesday morning

Florence Sanchez
 

Very quiet.  I checked the Tams between City Hall and the driving range--a lot of common residents species (House Finches, Western Bluebirds, Bushtits) but pretty much no migrants.  I found 1 young male Common Yellowthroat, a female Yellow Warbler, and 2 Pacific Slope Flycatchers along with a couple of House wrens.  That was pretty much it.  Tams behind the driving range parking lot were birdless.  Carpinteria Creek also quiet:  no sign of the Northern Waterthrush found earlier.  Only warbler found was 1 male Townsend's Warbler near the Eighth Street Bridge.

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- Neotropic Cormorant (2 reports)

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Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1)
- Reported Sep 17, 2019 10:06 by Joan Kent
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59878818
- Comments: "Small black cormorant in tree near half bridge. Dark lores without yellow. White edging underneath the base of the bill. "

Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1)
- Reported Sep 16, 2019 16:21 by Teri Tillman
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59867263
- Comments: "Smaller than dc cormorant. Long tail. No yellow on the face at all. White gular border. Previously reported bird. "

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Tuesday Birds

David Levasheff
 

All,

Jeff and I started at NCOS as I have an Audubon Central Coast Council meeting bird walk there on Saturday. The east foot bridge had a nice Green Heron, a couple of young Black-crowned Night-Herons, a hand full of Malards and a Greater Yellowlegs. Black and Says Phoebes were around the area. At the long bridge we counted 57 Snowy Egrets around 10 Great Egrets and 2-3 Great Blue Heron. A second Greater Yellowlegs was in to the east of the bridge. A Red-necked Phalarope arrived east of the bridge but did not stay long. It was hot and exposed so we did not stay long.

Second stop was the Bird Refuge. At the parking lot was several young Great-tailed Grackle, Mallards, one Northern Shoveler and other usual suspects. Again very warm, we walked past the first platform, second platform was uneventful, third platform was more lively. Several young Pied-billed Grebe were around and one Spotted Sandpiper. Maybe 20 ducks, which on inspection, were all Northern Shoveler. There was one petite duck in the reeds on the island to the east, working hard at something which appeared to be teal sized; it was not showing its head.

Then to Mission Creek outfall. About 47 Black Skimmers, with at least half being youngsters. Two Red-necked Phalarope, a dead gull and some usual shore birds. It was fun to see the skimmers literally bask/loll on the sand... they really a fun species to just sit back and observe.

Next to Rocky Nook Park. Nothing special there. Hutton's Vireo, Acorn Woodpeckers, Oak Titmouse etc. Then it was time to eat... Yum Three pickles.

Goleta Beach after lunch. The Yellow-crowned Night-Heron was still there from last Friday's sighting. Kingfisher on its wire. Lots of Mullets?? jumping out of the water, and two Osprey were in the area... but being chased off by a Red-tailed Hawk. A few of our normal shore birds were around.

The big surprise was at the west end bluff overlooking Goleta bay. In the water and on the sand there must have been 200-300 Juvenile Heerman's Gull. We were at a distance, but do not recall seeing any adults. A bit of a wrack,  there were Wimbrel, Curlew, several small flocks of Sanderlings, some American Pipits, Black-bellied Plovers, and one Wandering Tattler! Of course some Western & Calif gull as well. It was quite birdy in the bay!

Back a home, getting dinner ready and small yellowish warbler type caught my attention in the kitchen slider, but did not stay long for me to retrieve my optics to see what it was. I positioned myself to prepare dinner (today's and tomorrow's) to keep an eye on the back area. Then something large appeared. Bins up! It's a Yellow-breasted Chat! New yard bird!!

Good Birding All!

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David

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Carp Creek

Nick Lethaby
 

Virginia's warbler by 8th Street bridge

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Mountain Lion near Devereux this afternoon

Ron Hirst
 

HI,  Something to watch for if you are birding near UCSB/Devereux/Ellwood....The lion was near Campus Lagoon yesterday afternoon. ....   A mountain lion was spotted in the area of the Devereux Lagoon. Police are in the area. Avoid area until further notice. California Fish and Wildlife have been called to respond. Update will be provided when information is available.

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*** Species Summary:

- Redhead (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (3 reports)
- Virginia's Warbler (1 report)

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Redhead (Aythya americana) (1)
- Reported Sep 17, 2019 13:30 by Mark Holmgren
- Santa Ynez River Estuary, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.690362,-120.600358&ll=34.690362,-120.600358
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59892618
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Diving frequently in the estuary west of the railroad trestle."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 18, 2019 11:03 by Adrian O'Loghlen
- Dune Pond at COPR, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136777,-119.881839&ll=34.4136777,-119.881839
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59912752
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Cassin's Kingbird left"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 18, 2019 11:03 by Mark Holmgren
- Dune Pond at COPR, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136777,-119.881839&ll=34.4136777,-119.881839
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59912666
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Cassin's Kingbird left. Tropical shows large, slender body with full lemon-yellow belly and breast, brownish and slightly forked tail with no margination, and long bill."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 17, 2019 12:59 by Mark Holmgren
- 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/S59892561
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Reported yesterday by Peter Schneekloth."

Virginia's Warbler (Leiothlypis virginiae) (1)
- Reported Sep 18, 2019 14:52 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/S59911146
- Comments: "Photos to be added"

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Re: Mountain Lion near Devereux, Thursday

Ron Hirst
 

EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION UPDATE: A mountain lion was spotted in the area of the West Campus Child Care Center this morning. Police are in the area. Avoid area until further notice. California Fish and Wildlife have been called to respond. Update will be provided when information is available. Be aware of your surroundings and report sightings. Safety tips provided by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife can be found here: https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Keep-Me-Wild/Lion

Continuing Virginia's Warbler on Carpinteria Creek

John Callender
 

The Virginia's Warbler found yesterday by Nick Lethaby was still at Carpinteria Creek this morning around 8:00, foraging in the understory foliage on the west bank of the creek about 150 feet north of the 8th Street footbridge. Photos in the eBird list below.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59929491

Other highlights (that I didn't manage to photograph, unfortunately) included a Red-breasted Nuthatch and a Yellow-breasted Chat.

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*** Species Summary:

- Horned Grebe (1 report)
- Neotropic Cormorant (1 report)
- Virginia's Warbler (1 report)

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Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) (1)
- Reported Sep 19, 2019 06:25 by Anonymous eBirder
- New Cuyama WTP, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9519718,-119.6969408&ll=34.9519718,-119.6969408
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59930802
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Small grebe associating with Pied-Billed. Strongly marked cap, with 'rear-peaked' not rounded head, and strong white auricular. Attempted photographs but dawn light insufficient for any definition. Attached photos taken at 1600 1S0 with wide open lens. White cheek and head shape just about visible. No longer present at 3 p.m."

Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1)
- Reported Sep 19, 2019 15:16 by Betsy Mooney
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59938635
- Comments: "In usual spot, next to a Double-breasted Cormorant. It then flew west in an arc to the middle of the slough. "

Virginia's Warbler (Leiothlypis virginiae) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 19, 2019 07:15 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/S59929491
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird found yesterday by Nick Lethaby. Good views from the creekbed 150 feet north of the 8th Street Bridge as the bird foraged low on the west bank giving occasional chips. Small plain warbler, medium gray above and lighter below, prominent white eye ring, bright yellow undertail coverts. Frequent downward tail flicking."

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Devereux birds

Dave Compton
 

Did a quick stop at Devereux today, 19 September, with Larry Sansone, who spotted the Neotropic Cormorant perched with several Double-cresteds in the lower part of the slough. A couple of Avocets were around as well. 

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Santa Maria

Wes Fritz
 

SB Birders,

I first checked out the pond on Hwy 246 and Campbell Road just west of Buellton, looks great but no birds of interest to report.

I then went to Guadalupe and birded the Agg fields, again nothing to report. 

Jack O’Connell Park, you know it, sucky.

Santa Maria Sewage Works,
Best bird, Pectoral Sandpiper, then one Lesser Yellowlegs in with the 35+ Greaters. 16 Dowitchers, did not care about ID. 100+ Red-necked Phalaropes, 2 White-faced Ibis and decent numbers of Western and Least Sandpipers. It looked great and expected higher numbers of shorebirds.

The flooded fields on Black Road are dry, I think they may start irrigating them next week?

Good birding.

Wes Fritz
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*** Species Summary:

- Cackling Goose (2 reports)
- Neotropic Cormorant (1 report)
- Eastern Kingbird (1 report)

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Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 20, 2019 13:01 by Thomas St Pierre
- 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/S59957437
- Comments: "Short bill. Have photos to upload later. "

Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 20, 2019 13:01 by Susan Strasevicz
- 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/S59957436
- Comments: "Short bill. Have photos to upload later. "

Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 19, 2019 13:30 by David Compton
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59943054
- Comments: "Continuing bird, now molted into adult plumage, with solid black underparts and very neat, contrasting white border to gular area. Much smaller than adjacent Double-cresteds."

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1)
- Reported Sep 20, 2019 18:30 by C Jones
- Janin Way, Solvang US-CA (34.6003,-120.1156), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.600277,-120.115592&ll=34.600277,-120.115592
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59966214
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Perched on fence, black crown, eye, beak & back to dark brownish wings;white breast & belly; black legs; aerial hawking observed; long sturdy bill; posture of the more commonly observed Cassin's Kingbird."

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Lake Los Carneros, 2019-09-20

Wim van Dam
 

Yesterday at LLC I got all excited by an odd looking rail, until I figured out that it was a partially leucistic SORA:


Pretty fun nevertheless. Also seen while I was looking for odonata: juvenile GREEN HERON, LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE, and BLACK PHOEBE catching a Variegated Meadowhawk.

Wim 

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SBCO #385: Neotropic Cormorant

Harbor and Bird Refuge

Robert Lindsay
 

Saturday, 9/21, 8-10 am

Led a field trip for SBAS this morning which began at the SB Harbor breakwater. Not very birdy though 7 Black Turnstone on the beach were nice to see. On the other hand, no loons, no grebes, no sea ducks, no Skimmers, not even terns were seen. The one highlight was a Black Oystercatcher who flew by, calling, twice at close range. I believe it was a juvenile as there was very little color in the bill.

We finished the morning at the Andre Clark Bird Refuge. Young and female Northern Shoveler outnumbered the Mallards. Several Ruddy Ducks are still quite cinnamon colored though bills have lost their breeding color. All the common egrets were abundant and one Green Heron was seen. Two Red-necked Phalarope were out on the water. Shorebirds at the third platform included several Killdeer, 4 Least Sandpiper and one Western Sandpiper. A Cooper's Hawk was in the area. Otherwise, the usual expected common birds of this habitat.

That's all,
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Blackburnian Warbler??

Don Blackwill
 

I had an odd bird in the backyard yesterday. Prominent black and yellow striping on its head—reminiscent of a Townsend’s—but with rust on it’s upper chest and not much streaking. It showed quite a bit of white on it’s wings in flight. Lazy for a warbler. Of the options I found on ibird it most resembled a worn Blackburnian male 4-summer”...
Seems pretty improbable but what else could it be?

Ovenbird at the Ortega Ridge Pines in Summerland

John Callender
 

While birding at the Ortega Ridge Pines above Summerland today I was lucky enough to spot an Ovenbird walking on the ground under the brush canopy. There also were a number of Red-breasted Nuthatches; I reported 3, but there may have been more. Photos, including some poor shots of the Ovenbird, are in the eBird list below:
 
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60024186
 
Access at this spot is a little counterintuitive the first time you visit. I usually park at the turnout on the west side of Greenwell Avenue, just south of its intersection with Ortega Ridge Road. The location from which I saw the Ovenbird (34.4280685, -119.6011396) is near the intersection of two private roads (Ortega Ranch Road and Ortega Ranch Lane), but can also be accessed via the public Montecito Trails Foundation trail that leads in from Ortega Ridge Road just west of Ortega Ranch Road. The MTF trails form a network throughout the area to the south and west.
 
John Callender
Carpinteria

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*** Species Summary:

- White-winged Dove (1 report)
- Lesser Nighthawk (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Ovenbird (2 reports)

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White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 21, 2019 15:37 by John Deacon
- Deacon Home, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.8871835,-120.432204&ll=34.8871835,-120.432204
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60033464
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Caught on GameCam. I observed it on 9/19 also"

Lesser Nighthawk (Chordeiles acutipennis) (2)
- Reported Sep 22, 2019 19:11 by Santiago Lupi
- Dune Pond at COPR, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136777,-119.881839&ll=34.4136777,-119.881839
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60041746
- Comments: "Both were circling around dune pond at dusk. They had white close to their wing tips and a nighthawk shape and flight style."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 22, 2019 09:28 by Mark Holmgren
- Dune Pond at COPR, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136777,-119.881839&ll=34.4136777,-119.881839
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60026125
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Photos "

Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 22, 2019 11:03 by David Compton
- Ortega Ridge pines, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.428427,-119.600994&ll=34.428427,-119.600994
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60037202
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Found earlier in the morning by John Callendar. I refound it at about 11:30 in the lower branches (1-2 ft above the ground) of woody plants at the northwest corner of Ortega Ranch Lane and Ortega Ranch Road. It then dropped to the ground, and I watched it from a distance as it walked around on the ground, in leaf litter and fallen pine needles. I got good, unobstructed views, mostly from a distance of 40 feet or more. The bird was somewhat flighty and obviously aware of me. So I mostly kept a distance and tried to get looks through the vegetation. It was a smallish warbler with a medium-length tail that probably looked shorter because of the long white under tail coverts. The upper parts were mostly a dull olive, except for the head (and possibly the tail, which I think was olive or brownish). The bird was white below with thick, contrasting black streaking on the breast, sides, and at least part of the belly. The bird had a bold white eye ring, a black lateral throat stripe, a yellowish or light brown moustachial stripe, black lateral crown stripes, and a dull chestnut central crown stripe. The bird walked constantly when on the ground, all the time with its tail cocked high. My poor photos show that the legs were pink."

Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 22, 2019 06:48 by John Callender
- Ortega Ridge pines, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.428427,-119.600994&ll=34.428427,-119.600994
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60024186
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Walking on the ground under the brush canopy near (34.4280685, -119.6011396). Olive above, white with heavy black streaks below, orange crown stripe bordered by black, white eye ring. Walked with a sedate pace and a cocked tail."

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*** Species Summary:

- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)
- Broad-winged Hawk (1 report)
- Green-tailed Towhee (1 report)

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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Sep 20, 2019 08:30 by Anonymous eBirder
- Goleta slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4204415,-119.8395016&ll=34.4204415,-119.8395016
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60044395
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Juvenile yellow-crowned night heron sitting on a wire with a juvenile black-crowned night heron; has a thicker bill"

Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus) (1)
- Reported Sep 23, 2019 09:00 by Anonymous eBirder
- Jalama Road, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.5118043,-120.4485333&ll=34.5118043,-120.4485333
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60059858
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "As fog lifted, TVs began to lift off from a roost along creek two miles east of US1. They formed a kettle of c.40 birds. A small Buteo flew up from the same roost site and joined the kettle. It had pointed wings with dark trailing edge. Characteristic fast and shallow flap-flap-flap glide flight. Photos show broad bands in tail (not seen at the time). Kettle split in two. Hawk went with group headed south-south-east to hill with radio masts.."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1)
- Reported Sep 22, 2019 06:30 by Eduardo Jimenez
- Santa Cruz Island--Scorpion Campground, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.0488223,-119.5624803&ll=34.0488223,-119.5624803
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60044009
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Surprise bird. Observed by others. Photo taken."

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Vesper Sparrow @ LLC

Adrian O'Loghlen
 

There was what I believe was a Vesper Sparrow at Lake Los Carneros this am (Tues).  It had a conspicuous complete eyering and a small patch of rufous feathers on its shoulder. When it flew off I could see that it had white outer tail feathers. It was in the middle of the path that heads north on the eastern side of the lake at 34.441718, -119.845728.  Lehman reports this as a "rare fall transient" along the south coast.  I didn't see any other species of note this am.

Photo at;
https://flic.kr/p/2hkmic6
 
Adrian O'Loghlen
Goleta