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 > > >