Date: 7/25/19 9:12 pm
From: Nick Lethaby <nlethaby...>
Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] [sbcobirding] Probable Hairy Woodpecker at Devereux Slough

i would go as far to say that Hairy is about as common as Downy in West
Goleta and the Gaviota Coast these days. I am routinely recording them at
multiple spots this year.

On Thu, Jul 25, 2019 at 8:05 PM Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io
<sanchezucsb11=<> wrote:

> While I have not had a Hairy at this exact location, I've definitely had
> them in the eucs in the butterfly preserve to the west. I also thought I
> heard a Hairy's call on my trip out to the dune pond yesterday, but didn't
> chase it down.
> Florence Sanchez
> On Thursday, July 25, 2019, 6:47:44 PM PDT, Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io
> <nlethaby=<> wrote:
> I had a Hairy at broken bridge today.
> On Jul 25, 2019 5:24 PM, "Bill Crowe via Groups.Io" <crowe.bill=
> <> wrote:
> Hi Santa Barbara Birders.
> This is my first post to this list serve. Please forgive the late post.
> I surveyed Coal Oil Point. Last Tuesday July 23rd. I saw the juvenile
> yellow crowned night herons that Mark and the others posted about at
> Devereux Slough. I went up the pond trail and saw several raptors including
> two juvenile white tailed kites and a red tailed hawk. I saw what appears
> to be a hairy woodpecker. It was foraging in the oaks near the camera. It
> then moved to the snag of dead trees close to the pond itself. I attached a
> picture to verify it's identification. I also saw a Downy's wood pecker and
> two Nuttall's woodpeckers and several acorn woodpeckers in various areas of
> the reserve. I saw several oak titmouse in several areas of the reserve as
> well
> I surveyed sands beach and saw the nesting snowy plovers. I saw several of
> the snowy plovers that were released by the Santa Barbara zoo last Thursday
> (July18th). I also saw 150 or so black bellied plovers roosting in the
> slough mouth. Several of these birds were retaining their full breeding
> plumage. Also there were 32 semipalmated plovers roosting in the slough
> mouth and 14 sanderlings foraging along the tideline. In the slough itself
> I saw a few least and western sandpipers and a few mallards. One had a
> brood of six older ducklings.
> Good birding,
> Bill Crowe
> Woodland Hills
> (424) 208-9815
> --
> Nick Lethaby
> Goleta, CA

Nick Lethaby
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