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Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus) (1) - Reported Feb 13, 2021 10:55 by Molly Hill - Lake Los Carneros Park, Santa Barbara, California - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.84975&<ll...>,-119.84975 - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S81288344 - Media: 1 Photo - Comments: "Unfortunately, I have no good photos of this bird, but I'm fairly sure of what I saw. I clearly saw a Northern Flicker as it flew into a large tree in the northern section of the park, pretty much directly north of the lake but far from the water. As it landed, I very clearly saw pure yellow tail feathers, though I didn't get a great look at its face. I tried to photograph it, but it flew off (westward, towards the shrubby area directly north of the oak and eucalyptus trees on the western side of the park) before I was able to get adequate photos. I tried to find it again, but unfortunately was not able to locate it. I'll add the photos I did get as soon as I download them."
Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus) (1) - Reported Feb 13, 2021 10:29 by John Callender - Deer Park Canyon (SBA Co), Santa Barbara, California - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.463974&<ll...>,-119.463974 - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S81217199 - Comments: "Seen well through binoculars at about 80 feet distance but unfortunately not photographed, just east of the lower (western) gate. Relatively short, straight beak (for a thrasher), brownish gray upperparts, lighter underpants with dark streaking. Light buffy outer corners of the tail seen in flight."
I departed to let some other folks birding the area now about the bird and when I returned Laurel and Trent B. stated the bird had flown into the eucalyptus in the direction of Fortuna Park. Bird was not reseen."