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: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39395714
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. http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39395009 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.