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Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) (1)
- Reported Feb 05, 2021 17:08 by David Blue
- More Mesa, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.7963064&<ll...>,-119.7963064 - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80493377 - Comments: "Watched for the Short-eared Owl for half an hour starting at 5:10 from this location on the western side of More Mesa: (34.421356, -119.800098). During that time it made five flights. A medium sized owl, dark above and light below, flying low above the ground like the Northern Harrier that was also present, but with a more buoyant, stiff-winged, moth-like flight on rounded wings. Also the chest and head appeared blockier, with a blunt, concave face. The upperwing had a pale patch in the primaries, as shown in the accompanying (extremely poor) photo."
Bell's Vireo (Vireo bellii) (1)
- Reported Feb 05, 2021 14:19 by Silvia Echeverria
- 5700 Via Real, Carpinteria US-CA 34.39356, -119.50837, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.508367&<ll...>,-119.508367 - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80486053 - Comments: "Large dark eye, one wing bar. Solitary along bank of wash that leads to creek. Constantly moving up and down the wash to small newly planted plants and also catching insects quite rapidly while in the sun. I believe this bird is also seen at boundaries of condos where I live, often in Tamarisk."
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 05, 2021 07:33 by David Blue
- Tierra de Fortuna Park (34.4128,-119.8691), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.869111&<ll...>,-119.869111 - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80482876 - Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing female first found by Dave Compton on January 23, 2021. Covered with black and white stripes. Foraged along the trunk and branches (much like a nuthatch) on a sycamore and other deciduous trees on the west, north, and east side of the children’s playground at Tierra de Fortuna Park."
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