Date: 1/6/20 5:29 am
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Redhead (1 report)
- Black Scoter (1 report)
- Long-tailed Duck (5 reports)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (6 reports)
- Grasshopper Sparrow (1 report)
- Chipping Sparrow (1 report)
- Green-tailed Towhee (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Redhead (Aythya americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 04, 2020 15:00 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- The Lakes, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5142034,-120.6716394&ll=35.5142034,-120.6716394
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63083295
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing"

Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) (1)
- Reported Jan 05, 2020 13:15 by Erik Dodos
- Port San Luis, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1708616,-120.7562256&ll=35.1708616,-120.7562256
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63077602
- Comments: "Continuing at kayak launch beach."

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1)
- Reported Jan 05, 2020 09:55 by Petra Clayton
- Morro Bay Harbor, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3699,-120.857&ll=35.3699,-120.857
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63073634
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Light brown cheek patch; bill half dark (at the base) and half pink (at the front) with a small dark tip. When preening two long whitish scapulars are seen draped over the black folded wings. --- Possibly a different individual than the one observed at the Morro Harbor Mouth in December 2019, which had a dark brown cheek patch and and an all dark bill.

Click on the image below for a Flickr video, which includes a Common Loon and a Horned Grebe and a lot of human and canine activity, which did not seem to faze the bird, while swimming and preening:

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/49337971557/in/dateposted-public/" title="Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis), Morro Bay, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/49337971557_7723e5c00a_o.jpg" alt="Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis), Morro Bay, CA" /></a>"

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 05, 2020 14:21 by Jeff Miller
- Morro Rock, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3693972,-120.8670566&ll=35.3693972,-120.8670566
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63075951
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird"

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 05, 2020 14:21 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Morro Rock, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3693972,-120.8670566&ll=35.3693972,-120.8670566
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63074904
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird"

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 05, 2020 14:21 by Norman Pillsbury
- Morro Rock, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3693972,-120.8670566&ll=35.3693972,-120.8670566
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63080462
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird"

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 04, 2020 07:30 by Scott Restivo
- Morro Rock, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3693972,-120.8670566&ll=35.3693972,-120.8670566
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63057499
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Male, was near beach across from smokestacks"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 05, 2020 13:24 by Norman Pillsbury
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63080460
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 05, 2020 13:24 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63074524
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 05, 2020 13:24 by Jeff Miller
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63075916
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 05, 2020 08:16 by Anonymous eBirder
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63074637
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "One heron perched on 2nd boat row from start of boardwalk trail. Two herons perched together on 3rd boat row from start of boardwalk."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 05, 2020 08:16 by Carol Comeau
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63060817
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "One heron perched on 2nd boat row from start of boardwalk trail. Two herons perched together on 3rd boat row from start of boardwalk."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 05, 2020 08:07 by Maggie Smith
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63071597
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "all juveniles hanging out on boats in marina"

Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum) (1)
- Reported Jan 05, 2020 16:25 by Nick Belardes
- South Hills Open Space, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2625489,-120.6626067&ll=35.2625489,-120.6626067
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63074115
- Comments: "I’d been seeing sparrows flit through the tall grasses on the saddle area of South Hills Open Space off Exposition Drive trailhead. Had only chased a few to no avail. This time I went just before sunset. A bird leapt from the grass along the trail. It stopped in a break in the grass and I got a clear look at the white eyering, yellow arc patch on supraloral. Streaked wings. Buffy sides. Appeared to be an adult. I followed bird as it hopped through the grasses and stood on a low rock. Got another clear profile view. Wasn’t quick enough with iPhone/binoc photo. Bird flew a few dozen yards away into deep grasses. Looked up Grasshopper Sparrows seen in SLO County. Bird matched. Excited to try to find another soon."

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (6) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 05, 2020 14:00 by Jeanette Stone
- Alvord Baseball Field, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4680442,-120.6684303&ll=35.4680442,-120.6684303
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63069567
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "continuing birds"

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 05, 2020 07:20 by Jeri Edwards
- stagecoach property, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1387443,-120.5614262&ll=35.1387443,-120.5614262
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63048349
- Comments: "Continuing"

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