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Mtn Chicks and possible MacGillivray Warbler on territory

Mark Holmgren <holmgren@...>
 

Hi Folks,

At 7:15 am on 31 Aug 1999, I heard 1 or 2 Mtn Chickadees on Kinevan Rd. This was at the lower end of Kinevan Rd between hwy 154 and the junction of Kinevan and W Camino Cielo Rd.

I was not able to detect Cassin's Vireos there for my visiting friends.

BUT, I heard for the second time in three days a warbler singing that I am even more sure was a MacGillivray Warbler. I do hope someone can check this out and get a visual on it. I could not, even though it was only 10 meters south of the road. The bird sings from a madrone and oak hillside; the spot is about 100 meters downstream from the bridge at the entrance to Kinevan Ranch.

Some of you might not be aware that there is a history of MacGillivray’s Warbler nesting and summertime occupancy in this section of upper San Jose Creek dating back to 1985.  However, I am not aware of any records since 1995. This is the only confirmed nesting site in Santa Barbara Co.

Mark

 

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