Topics

[eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert

eBird alert
 

*** Species Summary:

- Reddish Egret (2 reports)

---------------------------------------------
Thank you for subscribing to the <daily> Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Santa Barbara County. View or unsubscribe to this alert at https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35915
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Jun 02, 2020 16:00 by Mario Borunda
- Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3996863,-119.5353699&ll=34.3996863,-119.5353699
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70007624
- Comments: "Clear look near river mouth. Red/rufous plumage on neck and head. Blue tinge to body. It was standing next to a Snowy Egret and was clearly taller (five inches or so) and larger."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 02, 2020 15:35 by John Callender
- Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3996863,-119.5353699&ll=34.3996863,-119.5353699
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69988115
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Near the mouth of the Carpinteria Salt Marsh where it was found earlier by Larry Ballard. Seen from the marsh entrance near the beach after walking west along the beach from Ash Avenue. Smallish heron (compared to nearby roosting Western Gulls), dark blue with somewhat browner head and neck, dark beak. Originally reported by Larry as Reddish Egret, then I initially submitted in this list as a Little Blue Heron. After getting helpful feedback from Dave Compton I’ve changed the ID to Reddish Egret. Dave points out this bird’s relatively long-necked, long-legged structure, and the contrast between the dark neck and somewhat lighter breast and belly. Also, Larry mentioned that in his initial viewing of the bird he observed it canopy feeding briefly."

***********

You received this message because you are subscribed to eBird's Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert

Manage your eBird alert subscriptions:
https://ebird.org/alerts