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Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 08:50 by Sangeet Khalsa
- UCSB--East beach (formerly Goleta Bay West beach), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.8419678&<ll...>,-119.8419678 - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74255236 - Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Seen this morning just north of the stairs down to the beach from the parking lot. Moving around erratically with its posse of Sanderlings. Slightly larger than SANDs, with long drooping bill, dark, scaly upperparts, white belly and undertail coverts. A couple of Dunlin were nearby which I homed in on initially, and looked somewhat similar in size and bill shape, but the CUSA stood out upon closer scrutiny with its distinct broad white supercilium and scaly pattern on the back and tertials. Was clued in to the location of the bird by a friendly birder I met on the beach, but can’t remember his name. Thank you kind sir!"
Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 10:35 by Jamie Chavez
- Jim May Park (fmr River Oaks Park), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.4258633&<ll...>,-120.4258633 - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74249820 - Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing immature female found in the shorter trees around the playground structure and open lawn area nearby. Identified by it's relatively small size compared to a phoebe, pale brownish above with darker brown wings, white below with fine breast streaking and a yellowish lower abdomen and undertail coverts. Small black bill. It was flycatching from exposed branches and it would occasionally fly directly toward me as it was cahsing flying insects. Originally found by Erik Dodos here on September 27, 2020."
Tennessee Warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 16:04 by Joan Lentz
- 433 Pimiento Ln, Santa Barbara US-CA 34.43401, -119.63521, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.635208&<ll...>,-119.635208 - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74224779 - Comments: "Observed small warbler with chartreuse green back, grayish-white under parts, rather similar to orange -crowned warbler. stayed very briefly. At first, due to the volume of Orange-crowned Warblers I've had this year at the pond, I thought oh just another Orange-crowned Warbler. But then I noticed the pronounced greenish tinge to the bird's back, it's whiter underparts. The faint supercilium is similar to the Orange-crowned Warbler, and the head was a dull yellowish/gray. As in the Orange-crowned, the Tennessee shows that tiny white mark at the bird's "shoulder." A first for my pond."