Date: 7/20/19 8:21 pm From: Nick Lethaby <nlethaby...> Subject: [sbcobirding] Area K BWTE update
I spent about 45 minutes at Area K looking at teal. I eventually found two or possibly three broods. One was a brood of 11 that was attended by two females in the SE corner. Not sure if it was a combined brood as they all looked fairly similar in size and the second female occasionally drifted apart without being followed by ducklings. I feel sure this is the same brood as photographed by Glenn. I then found a female with at least 6 ducklings in the center back. These were fairly young and I believe these are a new brood. They were also close to where the last nesting female was likely on eggs.
In addition to these 18 birds, there were 4 other BWTE, including 3 males, two of which were going into eclipse. I had 8 Cinnamon Teal, all female/juv types.
Devereux had 3 Greater Yellowlegs and 34 Western Sandpipers, as well as the BWTE male. -- Nick Lethaby Goleta, CA