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
Tennessee Warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina) (1)
- Reported Nov 06, 2018 12:48 by Eric Culbertson
- Carpinteria Creek, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3930006,-119.5140259&ll=34.3930006,-119.5140259 - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49722806 - Comments: "Below Carpinteria Ave. I was standing here: 34.3936, -119.5131 in the creek
watching a bushtit flock pass above me along the north side of creek. If seems safe to assume this is the same bird Peter Gaede reported in this same area October 24,2018. The bird moved through the mid levels of a sycamore with a group of bushtit, and one each orange-crowned and townsend's. About the size of an orange-crowned with a short and broad taill with white'ish undertail coverts. The undertail was darker than undertail coverts but not dark. The upper tail appeared similar to wing color and contrasted with the rest of the undertail. The underparts appeared dirty white and possibly tinged green (?) but definitely contrasted with darker wings and a green back. (EDIT: I observed clearly a green wash through breast, throat and face but failed to include this description in original written description). I observed a darker face patch with defined off-white(greenish?) supercillium. The top of head was darker than throats and lighter parts of face but not studied well. The bill wasn't studied well but appeared dark and straight. There may have been some downward tail flicking as the bird foraged. Probed into curled sycamore leaves while le foraging. Rare. At this date possibly still considered a fall migrant."
MacGillivray's Warbler (Geothlypis tolmiei) (1)
- Reported Nov 06, 2018 09:04 by Mark Holmgren
- Railway track W of Eucalyptus Lane 34.4192 -119.6343, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.419154,-119.63429&ll=34.419154,-119.63429 - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49723718 - Comments: "In same place as seen on 3 November by Dave Compton and very briefly by me. Today I saw it better. It was 50 meters west of Eucalyptus Lane on the south side of the railroad tracks. Gray-headed, greenish-yellow warbler with pale arcs above and below the eye. Undertail coverts were brighter yellow than the vent area. It presented itself well only once, and I could not draw it up again."
Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1)
- Reported Nov 07, 2018 07:25 by Cuyler Stapelmann
- Ortega Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4249973,-119.6900714&ll=34.4249973,-119.6900714 - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49735480 - Comments: "I’ve been waiting for a palm warbler to show up here. I saw the bird bathing with yellow-rumps in a puddle on a concrete pad near Ortega Street. This warbler was brownish overall rather than gray, had a pale supercilium, yellow undertail and rump, white corners on tail tips, and bobbed it’s tail even while bathing. If attempting to relocate this bird, I would first look at the fenced-off well-irrigated lawn. The lawn has been frequented by the hoards of yellow-rumpled warblers since it was fenced off 1-2 months ago to reseed bare patches."
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