Date: 3/28/21 12:04 am
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 (1 report)
- Common Merganser (1 report)
- Black-chinned Hummingbird (1 report)
- Sage Thrasher (1 report)

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Blue-winged x Cinnamon Teal (hybrid) (Spatula discors x cyanoptera) (1)
- Reported Mar 24, 2021 12:30 by Ron Hirst
- 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/S84030950
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "hybrid. Cinnamon colored with white rump patch, greenish tinge to top & back of head. Teal size, stayed separate from 30 No.Shovelers and a few Bl. Winged Teal."

Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) (1)
- Reported Mar 27, 2021 07:55 by Bradley Hacker
- Dune Pond at COPR, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.881839&<ll...>,-119.881839
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S84185733
- Comments: "Rusty head. Cream-color head stripe. Continuing"

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (1)
- Reported Mar 27, 2021 12:00 by Anonymous eBirder
- New Cuyama WTP, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.6969408&<ll...>,-119.6969408
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S84215590
- Comments: "Female type, prominent white chin. looks to be the same individual that was here recently"

Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) (1)
- Reported Mar 27, 2021 16:23 by GREGORY GHEORGHIU
- Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.710266&<ll...>,-119.710266
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S84236287
- Comments: "Black chin, iridescent purple collar. About 15 ft away, had it in focus in binoculars. No doubt."

Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus) (3)
- Reported Mar 26, 2021 08:29 by Mark Holmgren
- Foothill Rd 34.90079, -119.61551, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.61579&<ll...>,-119.61579
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S84224592
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "3 very skittish birds together more or less, and constantly keeping their distance from us. Distinguished from Pipit by: White tips on tail only to the outer tail feathers; no bobbing behavior; short tertials. No vocals."

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