American Redstart, Carpinteria Creek

Adam Searcy

Birding Carp Creek with Casey Richart and he spotted a second-year male AMERICAN REDSTART at the end of Sixth Street. The bird is rich yellow rather than deep orange and has just the beginnings of black feathers on its face and is/was occasionally singing.

Other migrants are sparse and included multiple WARBLING and one CASSIN’S VIREO, and YELLOW and WILSON’S WARBLERS.


Adam Searcy
Santa Barbara, CA