Date: 10/10/18 12:23 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Sandhill Crane (1 report)
- Reddish Egret (13 reports)
- Red-shouldered Hawk (elegans) (1 report)
- Vermilion Flycatcher (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (2 reports)
- Swamp Sparrow (1 report)
- Green-tailed Towhee (11 reports)
- Blackpoll Warbler (1 report)
- Palm Warbler (4 reports)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1)
- Reported Oct 07, 2018 11:00 by Bob Revel
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49086055
- Comments: "Crane sighted at east end of boardwalk; shortly thereafter, lifted off and flew directly overhead, going north. Crane was also observed by an Audubon party from Davis, CA"

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (2)
- Reported Oct 10, 2018 07:30 by Max Taylor
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49097664
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "One seen dancing on the mudflat and on the estuary."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 09, 2018 16:14 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49089893

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (3)
- Reported Oct 09, 2018 13:30 by Sylvia Bauer
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49090497
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "With SNEG, GREG, GBHE"

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (4) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 09, 2018 11:30 by Mike Stiles
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49084383
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "All four at east end of marina boardwalk"

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (4) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 09, 2018 11:08 by Herb Elliott
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49089674
- Media: 8 Photos
- Comments: "previously reported (https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47853929) and continuing"

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Oct 09, 2018 11:00 by null
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49094677
- Media: 1 Photo

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (4)
- Reported Oct 09, 2018 11:00 by Jeanette Stone
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49090459
- Media: 1 Photo

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (4)
- Reported Oct 09, 2018 09:40 by Petra Clayton
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49086529
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Click on the image below for the first of three Flickr videos, showing two of the four Reddish Egrets with Snowy and Great Egrets in channel closest to the east side of the boardwalk:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/31340359188/in/dateposted-public/" title="Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens), Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) & Great Egret (Ardea alba), Morro Bay, CA"><img src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1912/31340359188_91150f7b89.jpg" alt="Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens), Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) & Great Egret (Ardea alba), Morro Bay, CA" /></a>
Click on the image below for the second of three Flickr videos, showing two of the four Reddish Egrets with Snowy and Great Egrets:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/31340359188/in/dateposted-public/" title="Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens), Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) & Great Egret (Ardea alba), Morro Bay, CA"><img src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1912/31340359188_91150f7b89.jpg" alt="Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens), Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) & Great Egret (Ardea alba), Morro Bay, CA" /></a>
Click on the image below for the third of three Flickr videos, showing one of the four Reddish Egrets with Snowy and Great Egrets:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/30275434737/in/dateposted-public/" title="Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens), Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) & Great Egret (Ardea alba), Morro Bay, CA"><img src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1964/30275434737_9f1d96d44b.jpg" alt="Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens), Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) & Great Egret (Ardea alba), Morro Bay, CA" /></a>"

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (4) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 09, 2018 09:20 by Steve Summers
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49080867
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "continuing birds"

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (4) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 09, 2018 09:20 by Priscilla Summers
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49088967
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "continuing birds"

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 09, 2018 07:48 by Norman Pillsbury
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49081055
- Comments: "1 dancing; 1 resting. Continuing from sighting throughout the summer."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 09, 2018 07:40 by Mike Stiles
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49084802
- Comments: "Seen at distance at edge of bay towards oyster farms"

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (4) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 09, 2018 10:15 by Jamie Ross
- Morro Bay State Park, Morro Bay US-CA (35.3457,-120.8393), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.345722,-120.83928&ll=35.345722,-120.83928
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49081368
- Comments: "Known in local birding community. "

Red-shouldered Hawk (elegans) (Buteo lineatus elegans) (1)
- Reported Oct 09, 2018 10:15 by Jamie Ross
- Morro Bay State Park, Morro Bay US-CA (35.3457,-120.8393), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.345722,-120.83928&ll=35.345722,-120.83928
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49081368
- Comments: "Known in local birding community. "

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)
- Reported Oct 10, 2018 08:47 by John "Lefty" Arnold
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49099407
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Red and brownish/blackish flycatcher."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 09, 2018 11:00 by Kaaren Perry
- Turri Road, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3250835,-120.7948498&ll=35.3250835,-120.7948498
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49082240
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Flycatching from fence line. Heard rapid call as it perched."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 09, 2018 09:09 by Mike Stiles
- Turri Road, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3250835,-120.7948498&ll=35.3250835,-120.7948498
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49084535
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Found just west of seasonal pond. The bird flew out of the willows and across Turri to fenceline of pastures. Bright yellow underneath and chest, small amount of white on chin, large black bill, notched tail.Greenish back seen in pictures. Silent"

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) (1)
- Reported Oct 09, 2018 17:29 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Lila Keiser Park/Morro Creek, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3777661,-120.856743&ll=35.3777661,-120.856743
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49090229
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Bird observed (at 35°22'38.4"N 120°51'29.9"W) a few yards west of entrance to creek bed if entering from path that exists N-S row of Cypress trees from parking lot. Bird, along with both Lincoln's Sparrows continued to quickly forage and move east towards footbridge."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 09, 2018 16:14 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49089893
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird observed at "T-junction" of mid-point of estuary trail and the short trail that connects the estuary and harbor trails."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1)
- Reported Oct 09, 2018 13:30 by Sylvia Bauer
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49090497
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "White under beak. Green-ish tinge on back, especially in the light. Rufous crown. Was darting between the scrub and under the boardwalk on the far side of the trail near the estuary."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 09, 2018 11:30 by Mike Stiles
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49084383
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Third try's a charm. Bird found yesterday by Tom Edell. Feeding under coyote bush,"

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 09, 2018 11:08 by Herb Elliott
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49089674
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "The Green-tailed Towhee was mainly brownish gray above and on flanks, greenish wings and tail, brownish nape infused with green, bright rufous cap, white feathers above lores and on throat with a dark submoustachial stripe."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1)
- Reported Oct 09, 2018 11:00 by null
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49094677
- Media: 4 Photos

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1)
- Reported Oct 09, 2018 11:00 by Jeanette Stone
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49090459
- Media: 4 Photos

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 09, 2018 10:43 by Maggie Smith
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49086266
- Comments: "Gray towhee with olive green back and tail, rufous cap and white throat and malar. Found yesterday by Tom Edell."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1)
- Reported Oct 09, 2018 09:40 by Petra Clayton
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49086529
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "First reported and photographed on 10/8/18 (Tom Edell). Located today by Dave Keeling.
Click on the image below for the first of nine Flickr videos, showing the Green-tailed Towhee foraging vigorously:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/43401163760/in/dateposted-public/" title="Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus), Morro Bay, CA"><img src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1971/43401163760_ee9cd0d0ec.jpg" alt="Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus), Morro Bay, CA" /></a>
Click on the image below for the second of nine Flickr videos. This one is showing a close-up view of the Green-tailed Towhee foraging vigorously:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/44492442404/in/dateposted-public/" title="Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus), Morro Bay, CA"><img src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1909/44492442404_f496d8604c.jpg" alt="Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus), Morro Bay, CA" /></a>
Click on the image below for the fourth of nine Flickr videos. This one is showing the Green-tailed Towhee preening:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/45163796912/in/dateposted-public/" title="Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus), Morro Bay, CA"><img src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1928/45163796912_7ff95001e4.jpg" alt="Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus), Morro Bay, CA" /></a>"

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 09, 2018 09:20 by Steve Summers
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49080867
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Found yesterday"

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 09, 2018 09:20 by Priscilla Summers
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49088967
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Found yesterday"

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 09, 2018 10:15 by Jamie Ross
- Morro Bay State Park, Morro Bay US-CA (35.3457,-120.8393), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.345722,-120.83928&ll=35.345722,-120.83928
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49081368
- Comments: "Known in local birding community. "

Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) (1)
- Reported Oct 09, 2018 07:25 by Herb Elliott
- Islay Creek Mouth--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2754126,-120.8874173&ll=35.2754126,-120.8874173
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49090144
- Comments: "… dark lateral throat stripe and streaks on the breast sides, with white undertail coverts buff coloration on the sides and flanks"

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 09, 2018 16:14 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49089893
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird reported earlier in the day"

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1)
- Reported Oct 09, 2018 09:40 by Petra Clayton
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49086529
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Spotted today by Priscilla and Steve Summers.
Brown crown and back; dark line from bill through the eye; obvious long, pale supercilium; pale gray throat and grayish-brown belly; weak streaking along the flanks; conspicuous yellow undertail coverts; tail bobbing while foraging.
Click on the image below for a Flickr video:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/31339827608/in/dateposted-public/" title="Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum), Morro Bay, CA"><img src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1908/31339827608_cfc612c083.jpg" alt="Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum), Morro Bay, CA" /></a>"

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 09, 2018 09:20 by Steve Summers
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49080867
- Comments: "Along estuary side of boardwalk, tail wagging, brown warbler with yellow undertail"

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 09, 2018 09:20 by Priscilla Summers
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49088967
- Comments: "Along estuary side of boardwalk, tail wagging, brown warbler with yellow undertail"

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