Date: 1/10/20 5:36 am
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Harlequin Duck (1 report)
- Black Scoter (1 report)
- Long-tailed Duck (2 reports)
- Glaucous Gull (5 reports)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)
- White-faced Ibis (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Chipping Sparrow (1 report)
- Savannah Sparrow (Large-billed) (1 report)
- Tennessee Warbler (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1)
- Reported Jan 09, 2020 08:06 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- 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/S63224093
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Based on comparative photos this bird is similar to a male seen in the same area 3-4 weeks prior."

Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) (1)
- Reported Jan 09, 2020 07:39 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Old Port Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1778958,-120.7483713&ll=35.1778958,-120.7483713
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63223963
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Based on comparative photos, this could be a continuing bird reported by others observed from Port San Luis"

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1)
- Reported Jan 09, 2020 15:27 by Carol Comeau
- 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/S63219933
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird seen by Jim Royer in the same area on Jan 8. Bird was seen close to the floating wooden platform off Coleman Beach- just north of the Coast Guard Pier."

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1)
- Reported Jan 09, 2020 14:20 by Petra Clayton
- 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/S63226876
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing individual, first observed in December 2019 at the Morro Harbor Mouth. --- Dark brown cheek patch, an all dark bill and no scapulars. --- Different from the one observed today, as well in the Morro Bay Harbor (by the floating dock off Coleman Beach), which has a light brown cheek patch; pink bill with dark base and dark tip and obvious whitish scapulars draped over the black folded wings. (see separate ebird checklist for "Morro Bay Harbor" hot spot.)

Click on the image below for a Flickr video showing the Long-tailed Duck feeding and preening with a female Bufflehead:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/49360075548/in/dateposted-public/" title="Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis), Morro Bay, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/49360075548_0c89b2e11a_o.jpg" alt="Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis), Morro Bay, CA" /></a>"

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 09, 2020 15:49 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Pt. Piedras Blancas--elephant seal colony, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6627706,-121.2567043&ll=35.6627706,-121.2567043
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63224268
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Stark, all white gull with pinkish base of bill with black tip. Based on comparative photos this is a continuing bird reported hours earlier by Tom Edell."

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 09, 2020 14:42 by Norman Pillsbury
- Pt. Piedras Blancas--elephant seal colony, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6627706,-121.2567043&ll=35.6627706,-121.2567043
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63218225
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Found and ID’d by Tom Edell and Kaaren Perry."

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 09, 2020 14:10 by Tom Edell
- Pt. Piedras Blancas--elephant seal colony, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6627706,-121.2567043&ll=35.6627706,-121.2567043
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63225089
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "First-winter (photo)"

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 09, 2020 14:10 by Kaaren Perry
- Pt. Piedras Blancas--elephant seal colony, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6627706,-121.2567043&ll=35.6627706,-121.2567043
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63225405
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "First-winter (photo)"

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 09, 2020 14:02 by Jeff Miller
- Pt. Piedras Blancas--elephant seal colony, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6627706,-121.2567043&ll=35.6627706,-121.2567043
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63214825
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Ist year bird; distant photos"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (2)
- Reported Jan 09, 2020 07:48 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/S63203548
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Photos"

White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi) (1)
- Reported Jan 08, 2020 09:25 by Jeri Edwards
- Pismo Beach Trail Grand Ave Entrance, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1275087,-120.6353086&ll=35.1275087,-120.6353086
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63208378
- Comments: "immature/nonbreeding male hanging out with Canada Geese"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Jan 03, 2020 13:00 by Andrew Lawrence
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63228678
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Seen sallying from cypress trees along east side of lake. Lacked the more extensively gray plumage of CAKI and had heavier looking bill than WEKI"

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (1)
- Reported Jan 09, 2020 14:35 by Nick Belardes
- Meadow Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2675798,-120.6606531&ll=35.2675798,-120.6606531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63219206
- Comments: "Continuing. Might have been two. Hanging out with juncos and flew into tree in east end of park next to horseshoe rings. Wasn’t quick enough for a photo before it flew northwest toward baseball field."

Savannah Sparrow (Large-billed) (Passerculus sandwichensis rostratus/atratus) (1)
- Reported Jan 09, 2020 07:48 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/S63203548
- Comments: "Continuing"

Tennessee Warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina) (1)
- Reported Jan 09, 2020 14:35 by Nick Belardes
- Meadow Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2675798,-120.6606531&ll=35.2675798,-120.6606531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63219206
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Adult. Green upperside. Pale yellow throat. Whitish belly. White undertail covert. Pale supercilium. Dark eyeline. No eyering. Bird spotted foraging in bottlebrush tree where creek crosses path in east end of park.

Will upload photos taken through binocs. Hard to see supercilium and eyeline in pics unfortunately."

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