Date: 1/28/19 3:57 pm From: John Deacon <iseekbirds...> Subject: [sbcobirding] Vermillion Flycatcher at SMCC
The Santa Maria Country Club was closed today. I had noticed a very large number of Ring Necked Ducks there last week when I played golf. I went back today to weed through them to see if possibly a Tufted Duck might be in the mix. No Tufted Duck but I found a Vermillion Flycatcher near the bridge. I also found a Scaup, which I believe is a Lesser, but I listed it as Lesser/Greater. A pic is included with the checklist, so if you have any input, please let me know. Finally, I found a Merlin dismembering a small Passerine.
The SMCC is adjacent to Waller Park with similar habitats.