Date: 2/14/21 11:53 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Blue-winged x Cinnamon Teal (hybrid) (1 report)
- Eurasian Wigeon (2 reports)
- Greater Scaup (1 report)
- Common Merganser (1 report)
- Dusky Flycatcher (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Cliff Swallow (1 report)

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Blue-winged x Cinnamon Teal (hybrid) (Spatula discors x cyanoptera) (1)
- Reported Feb 14, 2021 16:26 by Michael I Christie
- Ocean Beach County Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6003785&<ll...>,-120.6003785
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S81525119
- Comments: "A male swimming near the access road, on my way out. Fairly typical discors, but with facial crescent crossed by brown line, and very reduced white patch. Photos, but late and in poor light."

Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) (1)
- Reported Feb 14, 2021 11:52 by Bernadette and Amante Mangaser
- Goleta Slough Ecological Reserve--Area K, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.84824&<ll...>,-119.84824
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S81444189
- Comments: "Bright cinnamon head with mostly gray body."

Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) (1)
- Reported Feb 14, 2021 09:07 by Linus Blomqvist
- Goleta Slough Ecological Reserve--Area K, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.84824&<ll...>,-119.84824
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S81396842
- Comments: "Continuing male. Gray flanks, rufous head, and faint buffy forehead."

Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) (1)
- Reported Feb 14, 2021 10:17 by Noah Gaines
- Andree Clark Bird Refuge, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.6572856&<ll...>,-119.6572856
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S81472373
- Comments: "One male stood out from the Lesser scaup. More rounded head (no peak behind eye) larger size and larger nail at the end of bill."

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (1)
- Reported Feb 14, 2021 10:41 by David Blue
- Santa Maria Mesa Road Ponds, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.279007&<ll...>,-120.279007
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S81484160
- Comments: "Continuing male in southernmost pond. Much larger and more elongated than the nearby Ring-necked Ducks. All white body with a black back, dark green head and thin red bill. Flew before a photo could be taken."

Dusky Flycatcher (Empidonax oberholseri) (1)
- Reported Feb 14, 2021 09:07 by Sangeet Khalsa
- Bella Vista OSP, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.8836064&<ll...>,-119.8836064
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S81408782
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Seen a few times sallying out from the top of the Brazilian pepper tree where it overlaps with the tules. (34.43814, -119.88345 ). Small Empid, dusky gray-olive overall with prominent white wingbars, faint yellow wash on lower belly. Perky crest popped up when perched and in alert mode. White teardrop shaped eye ring. Did not call."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Feb 14, 2021 10:17 by Noah Gaines
- Andree Clark Bird Refuge, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.6572856&<ll...>,-119.6572856
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S81472373
- Comments: "Kingbird with grayish head white throat yellow belly leading up to the breast and greenish back. Large bill forked tail."

Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) (1)
- Reported Feb 14, 2021 08:00 by Ron Hirst
- Coal Oil Point--Devereux Beach and Sands Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.8783064&<ll...>,-119.8783064
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S81455693
- Comments: "Pale orange rump, orangish throat, whitish belly/chest, short squared tail, brownish upper parts. Flying above tree swallows"

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