Date: 8/4/19 4:41 pm
From: Nick Lethaby <nlethaby...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Devereux this morning

This afternoon, there were two Lesser Yellowlegs on the slough (including
one very close to the road) and about 80-90 peeps. Also 11 Wilson's
Phalaropes. In general, Devereux gets many more birds in the afternoon.

This morning I checked the E end of El Capitan SB where there were 6 adult
Wandering Tattlers and 7 Spotted Sandpipers

On Sun, Aug 4, 2019 at 12:48 PM Dave Compton <davcompton60...> wrote:

> I was one of a number of birders who had the idea to go to Devereux Slough
> in Goleta this morning. I spent a couple of hours here, probably longer
> than I would have had not others shown up off and on over this time. The
> NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was in view much of the time, either in the dead
> branches where it frequently perches, or in the channel to the south. It
> appears to me this bird is getting darker on the ventral side.
> Shorebird numbers were disappointing, with only about 40 peeps (about 60%
> Western and 40% Least) and a few other common species. A LESSER YELLOWLEGS
> dropped in briefly, south of the northern turnout, and took off to the east
> somewhere. Several broods of Gadwall young were present, but only adult
> Mallards, as far as I could tell. Seems to be a theme in the area this
> year. Also of interest were two GREAT BLUE HERON NESTLINGS in a nest at the
> top of the more southerly nesting tree on the west side of the slough. I
> have not checked our data on this subject, but wouldn't be surprised if
> this is the latest date we have locally for nestlings.
> There were 8 or 9 night-herons hanging around, by the way, but no
> Yellow-crowneds. I did not check NCOS to see if any were there.
> Dave Compton
> Santa Barbara

Nick Lethaby
Goleta, CA

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