Date: 9/26/17 10:20 am
From: Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Greater Ellwood vicinity
I did a Coal Oil Point Reserve survey yesterday, then went to Coronado
Drive. Our 'best bird' was a family of Bobcats (2 40% grown kittens and 1
adult) laying along the western shore of the Dune Pond. We were there for
10 minutes scoping the birds before Jessica spotted them--they were
*that *cryptic.
They crept into the west side tules once detected. Not seen again.
Other birds at the Dune Pond were 1 each Short-billed Dowitcher, Wilson's
Snipe, Lesser Yellowlegs, Greater Yellowlegs, and Solitary Sandpiper. See
list here:

Devereux and Ellwood Beaches: 122 Snowy Plovers, 223 Sanderling, 169
Black-bellied Plovers. See list here:

Devereux Slough: very few birds N of the half-bridge; nice array of
expected shorebirds oceanwards of the bridge. See list:

Coronado Eucs: a bit less than an hour of effort produced 1 or 2
Black-chinned Hummingbirds at the home feeder shown on the aerial photo on
this eBird checklist. Otherwise, at the storm drain were Hooded Oriole,
Western Tanagers, Yellow, Orange-crowned, Black-throated Gray, Townsend's,
and Wilson's Warblers.
SB Audubon Society members have found a way to bring water to the storm
drain so there should be water there in the weeks to come. You may no
longer need to BYO Water.

Mark Holmgren

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