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12/17/17 10:40 pm 'Ken Hollinga' <hollinga...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Fw: [sbcobirding] Some La Purisima CBC results
12/17/17 5:30 pm <peterschneekloth...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Purisima CBC Birds
12/17/17 4:55 pm Glenn Kincaid <glenn...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Re: [sbcobirding] Some La Purisima CBC results
12/17/17 4:47 pm Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Some La Purisima CBC results
12/17/17 9:47 am <ronhirst...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] White Pelican riviera (very transitory)
12/17/17 6:35 am Don Tate <osomocoso...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] many gooses at SYRE
12/16/17 2:58 pm Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] RFI: sightings of Vermilion Flycatcher at River Park
12/16/17 4:04 am <ronhirst...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Goleta Beach Curlews and Peregrine
12/15/17 5:26 pm Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Lompoc
12/15/17 3:44 pm John Deacon <iseekbirds...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Ferruginous Hawks Continue at Mitchell Road
12/14/17 9:24 pm Dika Golovatchoff <digolov...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Bird notes: 12/14/17
12/14/17 8:30 pm Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] La Purisima CBC T-3 days
12/14/17 11:33 am Maggie Sherriffs <maggiesherriffs...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Garganey still here
12/13/17 2:54 pm <zonetail...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Bird Refuge, etc.
12/13/17 11:04 am William Murdoch <williammurdochsb...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Refugio st park
12/13/17 10:53 am Glenn Kincaid <glenn...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Goleta this AM
12/13/17 5:18 am <sxafedrtvhpp6jksmxzbdomyudjpvheqezc7nvgp...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] White Pelicans LLC
12/12/17 9:27 pm Janice Levasheff <jlevasheff...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] December Updates and Deadlines from SB Audubon
12/12/17 4:31 pm Don Tate <osomocoso...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Renwick field disced, no blackbird swarms
12/12/17 1:44 pm Dave Compton <davcompton60...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] CBRC rarities from fall 2016
12/12/17 9:25 am <alpen0glow...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Orchard Oriole
12/11/17 1:26 pm <tagdesjim...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] No Le Conte's
12/11/17 12:17 pm <marydee2...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Garganey still at Waller Park
12/10/17 4:10 pm Don Tate <osomocoso...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] flocking blackbirds Renwick Rd
12/10/17 3:54 pm Dave Compton <davcompton60...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Re: [sbcobirding] Le Conte's Sparrow at Bird Refuge
12/10/17 3:52 pm Ria Marsh <rrsmarsh...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Re: [sbcobirding] Le Conte's Sparrow at Bird Refuge
12/10/17 3:45 pm Dave Compton <davcompton60...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Re: [sbcobirding] Le Conte's Sparrow at Bird Refuge
12/10/17 3:39 pm <zonetail...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Le Conte's photos
12/10/17 3:29 pm Rebecca Fagan Coulter <rfcphoebe...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Re: [sbcobirding] Le Conte's Sparrow at Bird Refuge
12/10/17 2:35 pm Dave Compton <davcompton60...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Re: [sbcobirding] Le Conte's Sparrow at Bird Refuge
12/10/17 12:04 pm <zonetail...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Le Conte's Sparrow at Bird Refuge
12/10/17 11:02 am Glenn Kincaid <glenn...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] SB Harbor This AM
12/9/17 9:10 pm Dika Golovatchoff <digolov...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Andree Clark Bird Refuge, American White Pelican et. al.
12/9/17 5:14 pm Larry Ballard <larryincarp...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] UC geese
12/9/17 1:54 pm John Deacon <iseekbirds...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Hooded Oriole Continues at Deacon Humming Bird Feeder
12/9/17 1:22 pm <zonetail...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] White-winged Scoter
12/9/17 12:57 pm Thomas Turner <tomleeturner...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Figueroa Mountain highlights
12/9/17 12:29 pm Jake Broad <californiajbroad...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] White pelicans
12/8/17 4:16 pm <alpen0glow...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] SB Harbor Red-necked Grebe
12/8/17 3:44 pm Joan Lentz <joanlentz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Birding Refugio this a.m.
12/8/17 11:30 am Glenn Kincaid <glenn...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Harbor Area This Morning
12/8/17 9:27 am 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] N.Coast
12/7/17 8:04 pm Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Kinevan Road and Happy Canyon
12/7/17 3:10 pm '<iseekbirds...>' <iseekbirds...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] FEHA at Mitchell and Foster
12/7/17 5:39 am John Deacon <iseekbirds...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Male Hooded Oriole
12/6/17 8:36 pm <zonetail...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] This morning at the harbor
12/6/17 12:45 pm Linda Easter <lindita517...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Correction
12/6/17 12:40 pm Linda Easter <lindita517...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Gargantuan
12/5/17 4:39 pm John Deacon <iseekbirds...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Ferruginous Hawks
12/5/17 3:30 pm '<iseekbirds...>' <iseekbirds...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Ferruginous Hawks
12/5/17 1:31 pm Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Phainopepla at Botanic Garden
12/5/17 10:43 am Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Kinevan Rd. 2017-12-05
12/5/17 9:04 am Thomas Turner <tomleeturner...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Brown Creeper in Isla Vista
12/5/17 8:31 am David Levasheff <dj_levasheff...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Common Loon
12/4/17 7:03 pm <alpen0glow...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Red-necked Grebe
12/4/17 5:36 pm John Deacon <iseekbirds...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] SMWTP
12/4/17 4:31 pm Joan Lentz <joanlentz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Today at Bird Refuge
12/4/17 11:42 am <sbgager...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Hooded Merganser at LLC
12/4/17 11:05 am Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Tee Time in Carp
12/3/17 5:21 pm Peter Gaede <pgaede...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Blue Grosbeak, Elings Park
12/3/17 3:03 pm Brad Hacker <bradley_r_hacker...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] LLC swan
12/3/17 1:47 pm <marydee2...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Garganey and Swamp Sparrow at Waller Park
12/3/17 1:38 pm <marydee2...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Red-breasted nuthatch in my yard
12/3/17 11:16 am Jamie Chavez <almiyi...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Eastern Phoebe at Jim May Park
12/3/17 8:23 am John Bailey <johngregorybailey...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Bullock's Oriole
12/2/17 8:26 pm John Callender <jbc...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Re: Orchard Oriole continues at Santa Monica Creek
12/2/17 4:57 pm John Callender <jbc...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Orchard Oriole continues at Santa Monica Creek
12/2/17 3:17 pm Brad Hacker <bradley_r_hacker...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Figueroa
12/2/17 3:07 pm <gkoprs...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Various Lompoc Sightings
12/1/17 6:30 pm <mcnulty...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Garganey Friday afternoon
12/1/17 5:37 pm <sbgager...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Wilson's Snipe at LLC
12/1/17 12:32 pm Sharon Metsch <sharonasap...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Re: [sbcobirding] Pine Siskin
12/1/17 12:11 pm Guy Tingos <guy.tingos...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Pine Siskin
11/30/17 6:08 pm Guy Tingos <guy.tingos...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] More Mesa
11/30/17 5:28 pm Thomas Slater <tomslaterphotography...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Waller Park today
11/30/17 12:28 pm Libby Patten <libby_patten...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Botanic Garden - Pac Slope
11/30/17 10:01 am Thomas Slater <tomslaterphotography...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Garganey
11/29/17 7:05 pm Meg White <meggorilla...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Kites
11/29/17 6:51 pm <zonetail...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Laguna Blanca Geese
11/29/17 5:16 pm <alan.prichard...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Jameson Lake
11/29/17 4:22 pm David Levasheff <dj_levasheff...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Re: [sbcobirding] Tecolotito Creek
11/29/17 3:58 pm Joan Lentz <joanlentz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Tecolotito Creek
11/29/17 3:35 pm Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Re: [sbcobirding] Fwd: Waller Park
11/29/17 3:30 pm Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] La Cumbre Peak 11/29
11/29/17 3:24 pm Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Fwd: Waller Park
11/29/17 2:41 pm James Pike <jimpike444...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Re: [sbcobirding] Garganey
11/29/17 2:31 pm <sjferry...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] White Pelican @ LLC
11/29/17 1:37 pm 'Robert Lindsay' <capnbob...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> RE: [sbcobirding] Garganey
11/29/17 7:36 am '<iseekbirds...>' <iseekbirds...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Garganey
11/29/17 4:51 am John Deacon <iseekbirds...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Colson Canyon Hotspot
11/28/17 7:18 pm Dika Golovatchoff <digolov...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Garganey et. al. Waller Park
11/28/17 6:29 pm <sbgager...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Canvasbacks at LLC
11/28/17 1:11 pm Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Garganey Photos
11/28/17 11:48 am James Pike <jimpike444...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Garganey Photos
11/28/17 10:16 am <ash34958...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Padaro Lane
11/28/17 9:21 am 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> RE: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Garganey Photos
11/28/17 7:59 am Edana Salisbury <Edanasal...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Gargeny at Walker Park lake
11/28/17 7:47 am John Deacon <iseekbirds...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Garganey Continues at Waller Park
11/28/17 7:33 am '<iseekbirds...>' <iseekbirds...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Garganey Continues
11/28/17 5:27 am Andrew Birch <andyrbirch...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Re: [sbcobirding] Garganey Photos
11/27/17 7:47 pm Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Re: [EXTERNAL] [sbcobirding] Garganey Photos
11/27/17 6:56 pm Jessie Altstatt <jessie.altstatt...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] short-eared owl SW More Mesa
11/27/17 5:43 pm 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> RE: [EXTERNAL] [sbcobirding] Garganey Photos
11/27/17 4:16 pm Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Garganey Photos
11/27/17 4:03 pm 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> RE: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Garganey
11/27/17 3:58 pm Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Garganey
11/27/17 3:49 pm 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> RE: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Garganey
11/27/17 3:47 pm Jamie Chavez <almiyi...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Garganey
11/27/17 3:10 pm John Deacon <iseekbirds...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Colson Canyon
11/27/17 2:50 pm John Deacon <iseekbirds...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Garganey Continues
11/27/17 2:50 pm Adam James Searcy <serpophaga...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Re: Garganey Molt
11/27/17 1:23 pm David Levasheff <dj_levasheff...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Re: [sbcobirding] Garganey Molt
11/27/17 9:43 am William Murdoch <williammurdochsb...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Hermit warbler
11/27/17 9:27 am 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> RE: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Garganey
11/27/17 9:10 am Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Re: [sbcobirding] Garganey
11/27/17 9:10 am 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Cuyama 'usual suspects'
11/27/17 8:50 am <tagdesjim...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Garganey
11/27/17 8:28 am 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Request for Garganey photos
11/27/17 8:21 am 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> RE: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Garganey Molt
11/27/17 6:56 am Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Fwd: Garganey age
11/26/17 7:46 pm Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Re: [sbcobirding] Re: "Garganey" provenance (behavior) issues
11/26/17 7:22 pm '<oganc...>' <oganc...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Re: "Garganey" provenance (behavior) issues
11/26/17 6:16 pm <steve.holzman...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Scaly-breasted Munia - Thanks
11/26/17 6:01 pm Jamie Chavez <almiyi...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Waller Park Hybrid Wigeon
11/26/17 5:48 pm Dave Compton <davcompton60...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] More on Garganey
11/26/17 4:12 pm David Levasheff <dj_levasheff...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Re: [sbcobirding] Garganey Molt
11/26/17 4:01 pm Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Re: [sbcobirding] Garganey Molt
11/26/17 3:29 pm Paul Keller <496psk...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Garganey Molt
11/26/17 2:58 pm Joan Lentz <joanlentz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Birding Hope Ranch this a.m.
11/26/17 12:46 pm <zonetail...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Garganey photos
11/26/17 12:11 pm Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Waller Park Birds
11/26/17 11:04 am James Pike <jimpike444...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Re: "Garganey" provenance (behavior) issues
11/26/17 9:50 am <zonetail...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Garganey still present
11/26/17 6:50 am Jamie Chavez <almiyi...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Re: [sbcobirding] "Garganey" provenance (behavior) issues
11/26/17 6:19 am Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] "Garganey" provenance (behavior) issues
11/25/17 8:11 pm Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Probably Garganey and other North County delights Saturday
11/25/17 6:01 pm 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Possible Garganey, Waller Park
11/25/17 5:15 pm Jamie Chavez <almiyi...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Re: [sbcobirding] Possible Garganey, Waller Park
11/25/17 4:19 pm Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Possible Garganey, Waller Park
11/25/17 2:54 pm Jamie Chavez <almiyi...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Re: Gray Flycatcher in Santa Maria
11/25/17 1:24 pm Brad Hacker <bradley_r_hacker...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Davy Jones Trail
11/25/17 12:21 pm Joan Lentz <joanlentz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Hooded Oriole
11/25/17 11:47 am Dave Compton <davcompton60...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Padaro Lane low-end stuff
11/25/17 9:20 am Jamie Chavez <almiyi...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Gray Flycatcher in Santa Maria
11/25/17 7:30 am Rebecca Fagan Coulter <rfcphoebe...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Kite roost More Mesa
11/25/17 5:52 am Jamie Chavez <almiyi...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Re: [sbcobirding] Coot numbers at Laguna Blanca
11/24/17 8:37 pm Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Re: [sbcobirding] Flammulated Owl
11/24/17 8:35 pm 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Re: [EXTERNAL] [sbcobirding] Coot numbers at Laguna Blanca
11/24/17 8:26 pm Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Coot numbers at Laguna Blanca
11/24/17 6:33 pm Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Re: [sbcobirding] Flammulated Owl
11/24/17 6:17 pm Jamie Chavez <almiyi...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Re: [sbcobirding] Flammulated Owl
11/24/17 5:19 pm Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Re: [sbcobirding] Flammulated Owl
11/24/17 5:16 pm <bikertom...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Flammulated Owl
11/24/17 4:39 pm Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] SB low end birds
11/24/17 2:32 pm Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Pelagic Birder Needed
11/24/17 1:18 pm Libby Patten <libby_patten...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Winchester Canyon this morning
11/24/17 11:59 am Nick Lethaby <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Friday birds and Female Eurasian Wigeon thoughts
11/24/17 9:24 am Eric Culbertson <ebc101...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Another Nashville Warbler
11/23/17 8:32 am Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Carpitneria Salt Marsh
11/22/17 9:26 pm Chet Ogan <oganc...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] RE: Possible hybrid Gebe
11/22/17 7:46 pm Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Fig Mountain
11/22/17 7:42 pm <zonetail...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Grebe, part two
11/22/17 7:17 pm <bikertom...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Osprey and BKF at the SB Harbor this AM
11/22/17 7:17 pm <zonetail...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Possible hybrid grebe
11/22/17 3:31 pm Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Lark Bunting not seen today
11/22/17 10:35 am Eric Culbertson <ebc101...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Padaro Lane (no Bay-breasted Warbler)
11/22/17 8:07 am Brad Hacker <bradley_r_hacker...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Palm Warbler
11/21/17 8:46 pm Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] East Pinery Road Nov. 21
11/21/17 5:38 pm John Deacon <iseekbirds...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] White Throated Sparrow
11/21/17 3:34 pm Libby Patten <libby_patten...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Re: [sbcobirding] Lark Bunting on UCSB Campus Lagoon Island
11/21/17 2:59 pm Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Lark Bunting on UCSB Campus Lagoon Island
11/21/17 1:09 pm David Levasheff <dj_levasheff...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Re: [sbcobirding] Lark Bunting...
11/21/17 12:44 pm 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Lark Bunting...
11/21/17 7:02 am <peterschneekloth...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Cachuma CBC
11/20/17 2:04 pm Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Bay Breasted Warbler
11/20/17 2:02 pm David Levasheff <dj_levasheff...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Bay-breasted Warbler pics
11/20/17 12:21 pm <zonetail...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] New TK, Goldeneye, etc.
11/20/17 11:26 am Rebecca Fagan Coulter <rfcphoebe...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Orchard Oriole
11/20/17 8:29 am Brad Hacker <bradley_r_hacker...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Grebes
11/20/17 8:05 am Eric Culbertson <ebc101...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Bay-breasted Warbler continues
11/19/17 8:07 pm Eric Culbertson <ebc101...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Re: [sbcobirding] Bay-breast photos
11/19/17 5:48 pm <peterschneekloth...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Figueroa Mountain - Merlin
11/19/17 5:37 pm John Callender <jbc...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Nashville Warbler at Santa Monica Creek, Carpinteria
11/19/17 3:35 pm Jamie Chavez <almiyi...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Jim May Park Swamp Sparrow
11/19/17 3:21 pm <zonetail...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Bay-breast photos
11/19/17 3:21 pm 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Ocean Beach Park
11/19/17 3:06 pm Joan Lentz <joanlentz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Two Tropical Kingbirds at Bird Refuge
11/19/17 12:54 pm Eric Culbertson <ebc101...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Bay-breasted Warbler
11/19/17 10:57 am <zonetail...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Returning Warbling Vireo, BT Gray
11/18/17 6:11 pm Guy Tingos <guy.tingos...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] More Mesa raptors
11/18/17 12:58 pm Jamie Chavez <almiyi...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Santa Maria Area Tricolored Blackbirds, 4 Golden-Plover in Guadalupe
11/18/17 11:24 am Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] River Park
11/18/17 11:07 am Eric Culbertson <ebc101...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Carpinteria and Summerland
11/18/17 8:33 am 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] El Cap Sage Thrasher
11/17/17 9:26 pm Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Re: [sbcobirding] Many dead Grebes in SB Harbor. Why?
11/17/17 8:21 pm Joan Lentz <joanlentz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Nashville Warbler
11/17/17 7:18 pm 'Tom bikertom R' <bikertom...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Many dead Grebes in SB Harbor. Why?
11/17/17 4:49 pm <alpen0glow...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Coal Oil Point Dune Pond
11/17/17 1:11 pm <peterschneekloth...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Greater White-fronted and a Cackling Goose LLC
11/17/17 12:33 pm John Callender <jbc...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Carpinteria Salt Marsh (restricted access) trip Saturday, 11/18 at 8:00 a.m.
11/17/17 12:08 pm John Callender <jbc...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Orchard Oriole at Santa Monica Creek continues, now with bonus RB Grosbeak
 
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Date: 12/17/17 10:40 pm
From: 'Ken Hollinga' <hollinga...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Fw: [sbcobirding] Some La Purisima CBC results
Brad Hines and I went owling early and then, joined by Cher Hollingworth, covered the SY River mouth and the MHCSD (sewer/water plant). Brad and I covered several other areas on VAFB in the afternoon.

The unofficial preliminary count total is 153 species.

A few birds of note: Blue-winged Teal, Redhead, Hooded Merganser, Horned Grebe, Green Heron, Semipalmated Plover, American Avocet, Western Sandpiper, Dunlin, Caspian Tern, Long-eared Owl, Common Poor-will, and White-throated Sparrow.

Ken Hollinga
Lompoc, CA
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From: mailto:<sbcobirding-noreply...>
Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2017 4:55 PM
To: Wim van Dam
Cc: SBCOBirding Group
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Some La Purisima CBC results



Today Mark Holmgren and I birded N Vandenberg AFB for the La Purisma CBC

Birds of note:
Wilson’s and Black-throated Gray Warblers
Steller’s Jay (perhaps 6th year)
Barn Owl
White-winged Scoter
Rufous-crowned Sparrow
Rock Wren
Tri-colored Blackbird

We ended with close to 90 species.

Glenn Kincaid
Santa Barbara

On Dec 17, 2017, at 4:47 PM, Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:



Today John Deacon, Peter Schneekloth, Beckie Hellwig, Jerry Rounds, and myself birded various spots for the La Purisima CBC. Our best birds were as follows:

Hibbits Ranch: TRI-COLORED BLACKBIRD (20)
River Park: RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH (2)
Sweeney Road: ROCK WREN
​ (3)​
, RUFOUS CROWNED SPARROW
​ (4)​

Mission Park: BELL'S SPARROW
​​
, HUTTON'S VIREO


I'm curious to read how other teams did.

Wim van Dam
Solvang, CA
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Date: 12/17/17 5:30 pm
From: <peterschneekloth...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Purisima CBC Birds
As a follow on to Wim's note here a look at the Bell's Sparrow first found by John Deacon and Rock Wren first found by Wim:




https://www.flickr.com/photos/55934026@N05/27342077229/in/dateposted-public/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/55934026@N05/27342077229/in/dateposted-public/




https://www.flickr.com/photos/55934026@N05/38409666334/in/dateposted-public/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/55934026@N05/38409666334/in/dateposted-public/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/55934026@N05/38409666334/in/dateposted-public/


Peter Schneekloth
Buellton

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Date: 12/17/17 4:55 pm
From: Glenn Kincaid <glenn...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Some La Purisima CBC results
Today Mark Holmgren and I birded N Vandenberg AFB for the La Purisma CBC

Birds of note:
Wilson’s and Black-throated Gray Warblers
Steller’s Jay (perhaps 6th year)
Barn Owl
White-winged Scoter
Rufous-crowned Sparrow
Rock Wren
Tri-colored Blackbird

We ended with close to 90 species.

Glenn Kincaid
Santa Barbara

> On Dec 17, 2017, at 4:47 PM, Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Today John Deacon, Peter Schneekloth, Beckie Hellwig, Jerry Rounds, and myself birded various spots for the La Purisima CBC. Our best birds were as follows:
>
> Hibbits Ranch: TRI-COLORED BLACKBIRD (20)
> River Park: RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH (2)
> Sweeney Road: ROCK WREN
> ​ (3)​
> , RUFOUS CROWNED SPARROW
> ​ (4)​
>
> Mission Park: BELL'S SPARROW
> ​​
> , HUTTON'S VIREO
>
> I'm curious to read how other teams did.
>
> Wim van Dam
> Solvang, CA
> ---
> SBCO #376*: Garganey
>
>

 

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Date: 12/17/17 4:47 pm
From: Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Some La Purisima CBC results
Today John Deacon, Peter Schneekloth, Beckie Hellwig, Jerry Rounds, and
myself birded various spots for the La Purisima CBC. Our best birds were as
follows:

Hibbits Ranch: TRI-COLORED BLACKBIRD (20)
River Park: RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH (2)
Sweeney Road: ROCK WREN
​ (3)​
, RUFOUS CROWNED SPARROW
​ (4)​

Mission Park: BELL'S SPARROW
​​
, HUTTON'S VIREO

I'm curious to read how other teams did.

Wim van Dam
Solvang, CA
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Date: 12/17/17 9:47 am
From: <ronhirst...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] White Pelican riviera (very transitory)
The last few days the birds have been lying low on SB riviera and 99% of human residents evacuated yesterday. Today the sky and air are clear and birds seem very active. I just looked up and a White Pelican was starting to thermal over my house. Perhaps the one from the bird refuge left due to smoke or because the refuge seems 80% dry.
Ron Hirst, SB
 

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Date: 12/17/17 6:35 am
From: Don Tate <osomocoso...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] many gooses at SYRE
Saturday was windy and cool at Ocean Beach Park. I counted 111 Canada geese (sensu lato) hunkered along the N shore of the lagoon E of the RR trestle. I *thought* most were smaller than full-sized, but eye-strain quickly set in, and the two plainly tall ones weren't mingling with the rest. A peregrine was holding court on a log in the dunes just over the tracks to the W. One was there 6 days earlier also. 
Don Tate, Vberg Vg
 

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Date: 12/16/17 2:58 pm
From: Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] RFI: sightings of Vermilion Flycatcher at River Park
Tomorrow is the La Purisima CBC and we're hoping to get the Vermillion
Flycatcher at River Park. The past few days this bird was seen on
Wednesday, but missed on other days. To maximize our chances I would like
to get a sense were precisely people have had this bird. I know that it can
be in the pines at the north-west of the lake, but I don't know where else
it has been hanging out. If you have intel' on spots where I should be
looking for it, please email me.

Thanks
Wim

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Date: 12/16/17 4:04 am
From: <ronhirst...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Goleta Beach Curlews and Peregrine
At 3pm Friday there were 6 LB Curlews near the outflow sandspit and a Peregrine eating a dove in a tree across the channel. A couple hundred common gulls and fifty common shorebirds were also near the outflow. The Bufflehead flock in the channel has increased to about 30.
Ron Hirst, SB
 

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Date: 12/15/17 5:26 pm
From: Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Lompoc
SB Birders,
I made a quick run to Ocean Park today and the only thing I can add to Wim’s report is 17 Tree Swallows and 3 Kites. On Renwick Road I saw 500+ Tricolored Blackbirds. Up Lasalle Road a White throated Sparrow was hanging out with the Golden Crowns, also seen was a mega covey of CA Quail feeding near the ranch, maybe 50+ Quail. On Central Ave about 1/4 miles east of Floraldale, I am estimating 350 Savannah Sparrows in a freshly filled field. Over at 1280 Buellton Road I saw another 60 Tricolored Blackbirds. I looked for the Vermillion Flycatcher and missed it. I saw it 2 days ago, hummmm.

Good birding,

Wes Fritz
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Solvang CA


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Date: 12/15/17 3:44 pm
From: John Deacon <iseekbirds...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Ferruginous Hawks Continue at Mitchell Road
There are only 2 FEHA left at Mitchell Road. They are always there in the afternoon and are usually very bold. The last couple of days one stayed on a fence post as I walked my dog just 30' away. The SM/Guad Count Circle cuts through this field so they should be an easy get.


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Date: 12/14/17 9:24 pm
From: Dika Golovatchoff <digolov...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Bird notes: 12/14/17
These are just some highlights from today:

Alice Keck Park: 1 Snowy Egret today joined by 1 Great Egret. This is not
common.

Goleta Slough: 9 Bufflehead (7 male, 2 Female) swimming and diving close to
parking lot. Great Blue Herons nesting.

UCSB lagoon: many American Wigeon, Ruddy Ducks, 3 Redheads, 2 Brown
Pelicans, all other expected birds. Did not find Wood Ducks reported.
Large numbers of Western Grebes, W. gulls, and Sanderlings viewed from
bluffs.

Goleta Sanitary District: 20 Canada Greese on grass, Am. Wigeons,
Black-necked Stilts, N. Shovelers abundant.

Lake Los Carneros: around Stowe House many WC Sparrows.
A quick walk yielded 50+ Cedar Waxwings in the same tree they were in a
couple of weeks ago next to Pyracantha shrubs. A Red-shouldered Hawk was
very vocal and briefly seen. 2 Redheads were quite distant on lake.
Hybrid swan seen swimming.

Last stop: Anisq'Oyo Park got to see a male and female Wood Duck (through
tules) and a male Hooded Merganser among countless Mallards.

I was thankful to see blue skies throughout the day in Goleta; returned to
smoky air of downtown SB.

di​
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Date: 12/14/17 8:30 pm
From: Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] La Purisima CBC T-3 days
Today was the first day of the La Purisima CBC count week and I had the
following hits and misses.

At River Park there were 0 gulls and 0 ducks of interest. Best bird was a
FERRUGINOUS HAWK. I could not refind the Vermillion Flycatcher, but that is
a small bird in a big park. No Green Heron either.

Along West Ocean Avenue was a NORTHERN HARRIER and a LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE.

At Ocean Beach Park the haul of waders was pretty good with 1 DUNLIN, 7
AMERICAN AVOCET, 5 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, several LEAST SANDPIPER, 6 SNOWY
PLOVER, 1 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, and 2 GREATER YELLOWLEGS. Duckwise all the
usuals were there, including CINNAMON TEAL, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, NORTHERN
PINTAIL, NORTHERN SHOVELER, REDHEAD. Vast majority of gulls were CALIFORNIA
GULLS. There were hardly any WESTERN GULLS and no Glaucous-winged Gulls. At
sea were some SURF SCOTER and a few PACIFIC LOON. On the way out I got a
MARSH WREN.


Wim van Dam
Solvang, CA
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Date: 12/14/17 11:33 am
From: Maggie Sherriffs <maggiesherriffs...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Garganey still here
The Garganey is still at the east pond in Waller Park this morning. This was mostly a fresh air and playground trip, so we didn’t explore any more of the park.
Maggie Sherriffs
Goleta

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Date: 12/13/17 2:54 pm
From: <zonetail...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Bird Refuge, etc.
Dika Golovatchoff and I spent some time checking the north side of the Bird
Refuge this morning. No sign of any rare sparrows, bit I'm not assuming that
the LeConte's has moved on. There's enough habitat at the refuge that it's
possible the bird is hiding out, as it does very well.

Over the last days I have visited Vieja Valley school and vicinity, the Santa
Barbara Cemetery, the Music Academy of the West, and Bohnett Park. I saw
nothing of note at any of these locations.

Hugh Ranson
Santa Barbara



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Date: 12/13/17 11:04 am
From: William Murdoch <williammurdochsb...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Refugio st park
Yesterday Joan and I had a palm warbler and a BT gray warbler from the
bridge overlooking the creek.
Bill Murdoch
Santa Barbara

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Date: 12/13/17 10:53 am
From: Glenn Kincaid <glenn...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Goleta this AM
Of CBC interest,

At UCSB lagoon: 3 Wood Ducks and 2 Tree Swallows.

At Lake Los Carneros: 1 White Pelican, which departed, and. Virginia Rail.

Glenn Kincaid
Santa Barbara


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Date: 12/13/17 5:18 am
From: <sxafedrtvhpp6jksmxzbdomyudjpvheqezc7nvgp...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] White Pelicans LLC
I looked for the White Pelicans at the Goleta Sanitary District today (Tuesday), but they were not there. I then went to Lake Los Carneros, and observed nine White Pelicans. Also of note was one Redhead.


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Betsy Mooney
Santa Barbara/Goleta

 

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Date: 12/12/17 9:27 pm
From: Janice Levasheff <jlevasheff...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] December Updates and Deadlines from SB Audubon
Dear All,
Our Cachuma Lake cruise originally scheduled for December 16 has been cancelled.  Cachuma Lake Park is being used as a second command post for firefighters.  We are thankful to them for their efforts.
The Carpinteria CBC has been changed to January 5, 2018.  Other CBC dates are unchanged. See here for more info.
December 20 is the registration deadline for our Pt. Mugu Premier Trip on January 26.  There's just a few seats available.
December 21 is the deadline to buy your tickets for the CBC dinner on December 30, the date of Santa Barbara's CBC.
Our December 22 Bird Walk at Arroyo Burro School Open Space is still on, but please keep checking our website for updates.
Here's hoping for clearer skies soon!
Good birding,
Janice LevasheffPublicity ChairSanta Barbara Audubon Society




 

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Date: 12/12/17 4:31 pm
From: Don Tate <osomocoso...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Renwick field disced, no blackbird swarms
If anyone had a notion to count tricolors at Renwick Rd, well, I saw 2 today. The field on the W side of the road that had two blackbird swarms Sunday has been disced. I kept an eye out, but didn't see any swarms from Hwy 246.
Don Tate, Vberg Vg
 

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Date: 12/12/17 1:44 pm
From: Dave Compton <davcompton60...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] CBRC rarities from fall 2016
Hi folks,

Just heard about the CBRC's resolution of two Santa Barbara County records
from the fall 2016: the Bella Vista Open Space Blue-headed Vireo and the
Carpinteria Mourning Warbler:

Record 2016-080 Blue-headed Vireo (Bella Vista OSP SBA, 10 Sep 2016) was
endorsed by eight (8-1), so the record is ACCEPTED.

Record 2016-110 Mourning Warbler (Carpinteria SBA, 24 Oct 2016) was
rejected by all (0-9), so the record is NOT ACCEPTED.

I believe the vireo took two rounds to pass, but I'm not totally sure. I
know it didn't pass the first time around. It takes at least 8 votes for a
record to be accepted if origin is not at issue, and the record must
receive at least 7 votes endorsing the record on origin.

Dave Compton

Santa Barbara

 

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Date: 12/12/17 9:25 am
From: <alpen0glow...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Orchard Oriole
The Orchard Oriole was still present Monday afternoon about 3:30 pm Dec. 11 in the usual spot along the Santa Monica Creek bike path in Carpinteria. There were far less of the Cape Honeysuckle flowers in the hedge the oriole frequents. Close-up views of the Thomas Fire straight up Santa Monica Canyon from there also.


Mark Bright, Santa Barbara


 

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Date: 12/11/17 1:26 pm
From: <tagdesjim...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] No Le Conte's
With up to at least 7 birders looking from 7:00 am 'til 11:30 or so, no sign of of the bird with pretty much the whole perimeter of the refuge checked.
Jim Long
Santa Brabara
 

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Date: 12/11/17 12:17 pm
From: <marydee2...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Garganey still at Waller Park
Yesterday in Santa Maria we checked out the pond at Waller Park. Garganey was easily spotted running around on the lawn in the company of Mallards. Too smoky to look elsewhere for anything.


Mary Thompson
Santa Barbara
 

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Date: 12/10/17 4:10 pm
From: Don Tate <osomocoso...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] flocking blackbirds Renwick Rd
Renwick Rd W of Lompoc had a lot of blackbirds Sunday 1 PM. Lots of tri, rw, brown cow, some meadow icterids and at least two yellow-headed looking orange in the smoky sunlight. I scanned only slightly, BTW. Five avocets were at W end of SYRE at Ocean Beach Park, 1 virginia rail in boulders at the pedestrian RR underpass.

Don Tate, Vberg Vg
 

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Date: 12/10/17 3:54 pm
From: Dave Compton <davcompton60...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Le Conte's Sparrow at Bird Refuge
One more important note: The Andree Clark Bird Refuge is currently pretty
close to the mandatory evacuation zone for the Thomas Fire, which pushed
well into Santa Barbara County over night. The threat is currently in the
mountains and foothills, more than along the coast. I haven't heard that US
101 has closed at all during the day, but it has been closed for periods
off and on the past several days. I can tell you that the air quality has
been horrible for days. Most of us are wearing masks when we go out. If you
plan to come down here in the next 24 hours, I can't guarantee what sort of
situation you'll be coming into. At the very least, you'll encounter a lot
of smoke and ash. Not sure if there will be any access issues.

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara

On Sun, Dec 10, 2017 at 3:45 PM, Dave Compton <davcompton60...>
wrote:

> For those not versed in Santa Barbara bird locations, the "Bird Refuge"
> refers to the Andree Clark Bird Refuge, on the east side of Santa Barbara,
> near Montecito. It's just southeast of the intersection of Cabrillo Blvd
> and US 101.
>
> The parking lot is on the north side of the refuge, about 100 meters west
> of Cabrillo Blvd. For the location of the bird, it was originally on either
> side of the opening in the vegetation at the waters edge, just below the
> parking lot. Later it moved around in area to the west by 40-50 meters.
> Note that, in Santa Barbara, "west" does not mean toward the ocean, which
> is to the south. So the refuge is on the ocean side (south) of the freeway.
>
> This bird stays low in the vegetation and on the ground, but occasionally
> perches up to provide good views. It would be a difficult job for one
> person to find it.
>
> Dave Compton
> Santa Barbara
>
> On Sun, Dec 10, 2017 at 2:53 PM, John Sterling <jsterling...>
> wrote:
>
>> Which refuge? Not sure I know this location.
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> John Sterling
>> 530 908-3836 <(530)%20908-3836>
>> 26 Palm Ave
>> <https://maps.google.com/?q=26+Palm+AveWoodland,+CA+95695&entry=gmail&source=g>
>> Woodland, CA 95695
>> <https://maps.google.com/?q=26+Palm+AveWoodland,+CA+95695&entry=gmail&source=g>
>>
>> On Dec 10, 2017, at 2:34 PM, Dave Compton <davcompton60...>
>> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> The bird is being seen off and on,as of 2:30, now about 40 meters west of
>> the clearing near the parking lot. Best to look for this one with a group!
>>
>> Dave Compton
>> Santa Barbara
>>
>> On Sun, Dec 10, 2017 at 12:04 PM <zonetail...> [sbcobirding] <
>> <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> About an hour ago in the tules immediately west of the parking lot. It
>>> flew to
>>> the tules to the east, but I believe it flew back to the original spot.
>>> No
>>> photos yet.
>>>
>>> Hugh Ranson
>>> Santa Barbara
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>

 

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Date: 12/10/17 3:52 pm
From: Ria Marsh <rrsmarsh...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Le Conte's Sparrow at Bird Refuge
And please everyone, wear a face mask. The air is really unhealthy here from the fire.
Ria Marsh
East Beach

Sent from my iPad

> On Dec 10, 2017, at 3:45 PM, Dave Compton <davcompton60...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:
>
> For those not versed in Santa Barbara bird locations, the "Bird Refuge" refers to the Andree Clark Bird Refuge, on the east side of Santa Barbara, near Montecito. It's just southeast of the intersection of Cabrillo Blvd and US 101.
>
> The parking lot is on the north side of the refuge, about 100 meters west of Cabrillo Blvd. For the location of the bird, it was originally on either side of the opening in the vegetation at the waters edge, just below the parking lot. Later it moved around in area to the west by 40-50 meters. Note that, in Santa Barbara, "west" does not mean toward the ocean, which is to the south. So the refuge is on the ocean side (south) of the freeway.
>
> This bird stays low in the vegetation and on the ground, but occasionally perches up to provide good views. It would be a difficult job for one person to find it.
>
> Dave Compton
> Santa Barbara
>
>> On Sun, Dec 10, 2017 at 2:53 PM, John Sterling <jsterling...> wrote:
>> Which refuge? Not sure I know this location.
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> John Sterling
>> 530 908-3836
>> 26 Palm Ave
>> Woodland, CA 95695
>>
>>> On Dec 10, 2017, at 2:34 PM, Dave Compton <davcompton60...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> The bird is being seen off and on,as of 2:30, now about 40 meters west of the clearing near the parking lot. Best to look for this one with a group!
>>>
>>> Dave Compton
>>> Santa Barbara
>>>
>>>> On Sun, Dec 10, 2017 at 12:04 PM <zonetail...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> About an hour ago in the tules immediately west of the parking lot. It flew to
>>>> the tules to the east, but I believe it flew back to the original spot. No
>>>> photos yet.
>>>>
>>>> Hugh Ranson
>>>> Santa Barbara
>>>>
>>>
>
>

 

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Date: 12/10/17 3:45 pm
From: Dave Compton <davcompton60...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Le Conte's Sparrow at Bird Refuge
For those not versed in Santa Barbara bird locations, the "Bird Refuge"
refers to the Andree Clark Bird Refuge, on the east side of Santa Barbara,
near Montecito. It's just southeast of the intersection of Cabrillo Blvd
and US 101.

The parking lot is on the north side of the refuge, about 100 meters west
of Cabrillo Blvd. For the location of the bird, it was originally on either
side of the opening in the vegetation at the waters edge, just below the
parking lot. Later it moved around in area to the west by 40-50 meters.
Note that, in Santa Barbara, "west" does not mean toward the ocean, which
is to the south. So the refuge is on the ocean side (south) of the freeway.

This bird stays low in the vegetation and on the ground, but occasionally
perches up to provide good views. It would be a difficult job for one
person to find it.

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara

On Sun, Dec 10, 2017 at 2:53 PM, John Sterling <jsterling...>
wrote:

> Which refuge? Not sure I know this location.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> John Sterling
> 530 908-3836 <(530)%20908-3836>
> 26 Palm Ave
> <https://maps.google.com/?q=26+Palm+AveWoodland,+CA+95695&entry=gmail&source=g>
> Woodland, CA 95695
> <https://maps.google.com/?q=26+Palm+AveWoodland,+CA+95695&entry=gmail&source=g>
>
> On Dec 10, 2017, at 2:34 PM, Dave Compton <davcompton60...>
> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
>
> The bird is being seen off and on,as of 2:30, now about 40 meters west of
> the clearing near the parking lot. Best to look for this one with a group!
>
> Dave Compton
> Santa Barbara
>
> On Sun, Dec 10, 2017 at 12:04 PM <zonetail...> [sbcobirding] <
> <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> About an hour ago in the tules immediately west of the parking lot. It
>> flew to
>> the tules to the east, but I believe it flew back to the original spot. No
>> photos yet.
>>
>> Hugh Ranson
>> Santa Barbara
>>
>>
>
>

 

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Date: 12/10/17 3:39 pm
From: <zonetail...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Le Conte's photos
A couple here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/159344319@N03/?

Hugh Ranson
Santa Barbara



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Date: 12/10/17 3:29 pm
From: Rebecca Fagan Coulter <rfcphoebe...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Le Conte's Sparrow at Bird Refuge
Still being seen at 3:30 PM along the main trail headed toward the first platform. It is often foraging on the ground, running through the grass and then sitting quietly eating grass seed. Spectacular bird – thanks Hugh for going out birding on this murky day.

Rebecca Coulter
Santa Barbara

> On Dec 10, 2017, at 2:34 PM, Dave Compton <davcompton60...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:
>
> The bird is being seen off and on,as of 2:30, now about 40 meters west of the clearing near the parking lot. Best to look for this one with a group!
>
> Dave Compton
> Santa Barbara
>
>> On Sun, Dec 10, 2017 at 12:04 PM <zonetail...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>> About an hour ago in the tules immediately west of the parking lot. It flew to
>> the tules to the east, but I believe it flew back to the original spot. No
>> photos yet.
>>
>> Hugh Ranson
>> Santa Barbara
>>
>
>

 

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Date: 12/10/17 2:35 pm
From: Dave Compton <davcompton60...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Le Conte's Sparrow at Bird Refuge
The bird is being seen off and on,as of 2:30, now about 40 meters west of
the clearing near the parking lot. Best to look for this one with a group!

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara

On Sun, Dec 10, 2017 at 12:04 PM <zonetail...> [sbcobirding] <
<sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> About an hour ago in the tules immediately west of the parking lot. It
> flew to
> the tules to the east, but I believe it flew back to the original spot. No
> photos yet.
>
> Hugh Ranson
> Santa Barbara
>
>
>

 

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Date: 12/10/17 12:04 pm
From: <zonetail...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Le Conte's Sparrow at Bird Refuge
About an hour ago in the tules immediately west of the parking lot. It flew to
the tules to the east, but I believe it flew back to the original spot. No
photos yet.

Hugh Ranson
Santa Barbara



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Date: 12/10/17 11:02 am
From: Glenn Kincaid <glenn...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] SB Harbor This AM
The White-winged Scoter reported by Hugh Ranson is still around, I did not see the Red-necked Grebe. Best surprise were 2 Black Oystercatchers flying just outside the breakwater towards Shoreline Park.

Glenn Kincaid
Santa Barbara

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Date: 12/9/17 9:10 pm
From: Dika Golovatchoff <digolov...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Andree Clark Bird Refuge, American White Pelican et. al.
The last few mornings I have been going out to the bird refuge where the
American White Pelican, Great Egrets, Black-necked Stilts, etc., have been
putting on quite a show in rather unusual lighting conditions. Each
morning the pelican stands in knee deep water preening for a while, swims a
bit, then flies off and comes back to the same spot.

I put up a variety of images on my Flickr site for those who do not want to
submit themselves to the poor air quality. Enjoy!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/digolov/


Dika Golovatchoff
​, Santa Barbara


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Date: 12/9/17 5:14 pm
From: Larry Ballard <larryincarp...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] UC geese
Continuing birds include one Cackling Goose with 18 White-fronted Geese on Storke Field and 167 Canada Geese on the lacrosse field.
Larry Ballard


 

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Date: 12/9/17 1:54 pm
From: John Deacon <iseekbirds...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Hooded Oriole Continues at Deacon Humming Bird Feeder

My GameCam captured a male Hooded Oriole on 12-7 thru 12-9.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40995124


John Deacon
<iseekbirds...>


 

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Date: 12/9/17 1:22 pm
From: <zonetail...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] White-winged Scoter
This morning I looked in vain for the Red-necked Grebe in the SB Harbor. There
was a Horned Grebe (my first this winter--perhaps not so many around?), an
Osprey, and a 1st winter White-winged Scoter that joined the scoter flock at
the mouth of the harbor. A few photos:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/159344319@N03/?

On Thursday morning at Laguna Blanca the Ross's Goose continued, along with 20
Cackling and several Greater White-fronted Geese. I'm pretty sure the female
Eurasian Wigeon was also there.

Hugh Ranson
Santa Barbara



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Date: 12/9/17 12:57 pm
From: Thomas Turner <tomleeturner...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Figueroa Mountain highlights
I escaped the bad air by camping up on Figueroa Mountain, where the air is delightful. It is totally clear at the summit, and only slightly smokey at lower elevations.

Here are a few birding highlights:

VARIED THRUSH — At least two on Davy Brown Trail in Fir Canyon
PACIFIC WREN — At least two on Davy Brown Trail in Fir Canyon
PRARIE FALCON — One had just caught a Stellar’s Jay when I arrived at the Davy Brown trailhead.

Pictures from of those birds at: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40993660 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40993660>

GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET — There were 3 at the summit and 3 more on the road that leads to the Cumbre Picnic Area near the summit. Lists from Pino Alto Road and the summit are here:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40993638 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40993638>
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40993648 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40993648>

MOUNTAIN QUAIL — These were abundant. They crossed Pino Alto Road twice on my walk up to the top. I saw two coveys with about 10 each feeding on Catway Road on Friday evening, and saw more there Saturday morning. Some pictures I managed as the light was failing here:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40980936 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40980936>

BROWN CREEPER — As already mentioned, quite a good year from these. My lists for Pino Alto Road, the picnic areas, and the summit totaled 10 birds. More were seen in Fir Canyon and at Ranger Peak.

I slept on Catway Friday night, and heard Pygmy Owl, Barn Owl, and two Great Horned Owls.

I failed to find Peter’s Williamson’s Sapsucker or the Red-Naped that Maggie and I found a couple weeks ago.

There are more lists on eBird if anyone wants to see them.

Tom

Goleta, CA
 

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Date: 12/9/17 12:29 pm
From: Jake Broad <californiajbroad...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] White pelicans
Just spent my lunch break photographing 8 American White Pelicans that are in the lagoon at the Goleta Sanitary District. I’ve worked here for 3 years and this is the first time that I’ve seen them here.

I hastily posted a few photos to my Flickr page. Please find the link below if interested

https://flic.kr/p/ZYSbmp

Jake Broad
in Goleta



 

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Date: 12/8/17 4:16 pm
From: <alpen0glow...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] SB Harbor Red-necked Grebe
I was back down to Santa Barbara Harbor from Sea Landing this morning from about 10:00 am to 11:00 am. The Red-necked Grebe was present once again the entire time, close to the smaller dredge pipe raft. Watched it catch a small flat-fish and also interact with the Red-breasted Merganser and Eared Grebe. Four photos posted on my Flicker page from today here:


https://www.flickr.com/photos/118311568@N08/38923184981/in/datetaken-friend/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/118311568@N08/38923184981/in/datetaken-friend/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/118311568@N08/24059053207/in/datetaken-friend/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/118311568@N08/24059053207/in/datetaken-friend/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/118311568@N08/38923103661/in/datetaken-friend/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/118311568@N08/38923103661/in/datetaken-friend/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/118311568@N08/38887422182/in/datetaken-friend/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/118311568@N08/38887422182/in/datetaken-friend/



Mark Bright, Santa Barbara

 

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Date: 12/8/17 3:44 pm
From: Joan Lentz <joanlentz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Birding Refugio this a.m.
Hi All:
Libby Patten and I had to get away from the smoke and ash, and Refugio was way better than Montecito, although still smoky. We parked at the base of the canyon at the freeway offramp & walked up past the second crossing, then walked down to the state beach for a quick stop. We looked in vain for the sapsucker reported in this area earlier. Best bird was a BROWN CREEPER in the oaks just north of the first creek crossing.
At Refugio State Beach, we had a BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER and a NASHVILLE WARBLER — too bad they aren’t in any CBC circle.

Good birding!
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Date: 12/8/17 11:30 am
From: Glenn Kincaid <glenn...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Harbor Area This Morning
This morning I explored the Breakwater, Sea Landing, and Leadbetter Beach areas, under smoky skies.

Nothing extremely notable in terms of species. In the harbor, very few ducks, scoters, and grebes, though there was 1 Red-breasted Merganser and a Pelagic Cormorant.

A Belted Kingfisher was present on the breakwater. It caught a small flatfish, which it took to a nearby boat and proceeded to beat the thing to death on the railing.

A couple of Great Blue Herons were on the dock, they proceeded to get into what appeared to be a fight (could be mating behavior, often hard for me to tell the difference), with one completely submerging the other while they went at it in the water.

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Later, at Leadbetter beach there was a nice feeding frenzy with a decent crowd of Pelicans, Cormorants, Gulls, and a few Loons (all 3 expected species represented). 15-20 Mew Gulls, and a couple of young Heermann’s Gulls included. A good variety of shorebirds on the beach, though nothing unusual. Zero other humans on the beach.

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Date: 12/8/17 9:27 am
From: 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] N.Coast
All,

Yesterday I had to drive back from the Bay Area and did a short diversion to check out the Santa Maria and Santa Ynez River Mouths.

The Santa Ynez River mouth has a few new arrivals: 4 Canvasbacks and a female goldeneye. The latter is presumably Common but it was asleep the whole time I looked at it so it would good if someone else can check it to see the bill just in case ... Other than Western/Clark's Grebes, bird numbers remain fairly low here with only 40-50 gulls and <200 ducks (excluding Ruddies). I had a flock of 8 Avocets that I am guessing is a remnant of the flock I saw here a couple of weeks ago.

The Santa Maria River mouth was better. Apparently it is still OK to go up river on the south side through the dunes, but that wasn't clear to me until I was leaving. This would be a worthwhile effort as there were quite few birds upriver. I looked from the berm between the mouth and the ocean. There were 6-700 gulls either on the berm or lake, including at least 55 Herring and 78 Mews, with about 5 Thayer's, all first-winters. There may have been slightly more or less Thayer's depending on how one counts the larger birds that might be GWxHerring hybrids.

A Caspian Tern is probably decent for the location at this time of year and there were 2 WF Ibis and 11 White Pelicans. I was unable to check many of the dabbling ducks properly but did see a WF Goose and 4 chen geese. There were a decent number 20+ of Lesser Scaup and lots of Ruddies.

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Date: 12/7/17 8:04 pm
From: Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Kinevan Road and Happy Canyon
Desperate for a walk and hemmed in by smoke, I tried Kinevan Road this morning.  I walked from the top to the end of the Canyon and back.  When I started out, there was no smoke but as I walked back up the Canyon, it came in.
The Canyon was chilly and quiet except at the upper ("first") bridge.  Here I had Steller's Jays, Several Hermit Thrushes, and a Beautiful Townsend's Warbler, among others.  Best find there was a pair of Pine Siskins feeding on Alder cones.  I picked up Bewick's, Canyon, and House Wrens in the Canyon, but did not find a Pacific Wren.  I had lots of Hermit Thrushes and 1 Robin up at the very top of the road, but did not fin da Varied Thrush.
After that, I went to Happy Canyon, which was pretty quiet.  However, that's not surprising since it was 11 a.m..  I checked the trees around the intersection of Baseline and Happy Canyon Roads but found nothing unusual.  Several Robins were flying back and forth between some of the trees near the ranch house.  I found Yellow-billed Magpies in the fields just above the Running Springs Ranch (7900 Happy Canyon Road).  On e way back, just past Rancho Felicia I saw a pair of Red-tailed Hawks circling.  Suddenly they dived in unison toward something on the ground.  Up flew a Golden Eagle.  No Mountain Bluebirds were found--only Western.  Solvang and Buellton were almost as smoky as Santa Barbara.
Florence Sanchez

 

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Date: 12/7/17 3:10 pm
From: '<iseekbirds...>' <iseekbirds...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] FEHA at Mitchell and Foster
Several birds continue in the northwest quadrant of Foster Road and Mitchell Road closer to the airport.

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Date: 12/7/17 5:39 am
From: John Deacon <iseekbirds...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Male Hooded Oriole

I checked my home GameCam this morning and found that a male, possible two, Hooded Oriole has been visiting my hummingbird feeder off and on throughout the last 3 days.

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Date: 12/6/17 8:36 pm
From: <zonetail...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] This morning at the harbor
Peter Gaede and I spent an hour at the Santa Barbara Harbor breakwater this
morning. We were hoping to find the Red-necked Grebe seen recently by Mark
Bright, but no luck there. A consolation prize was a spiffy male Common
Goldeneye that flew in and spent a nervous couple of minutes with a flock of
Western and Clark's Grebes, before being spooked by a walker and flying out to
sea.

Other birds present included 3 Pelagic Cormorants and a Caspian Tern.

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Date: 12/6/17 12:45 pm
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Subject: [sbcobirding] Correction
Of course I meant Garganey before auto correct and it is definitely NOT gargantuan!

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Date: 12/6/17 12:40 pm
From: Linda Easter <lindita517...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Gargantuan
Still at Waller Park pond. Nice looks and so pleasant to be out of the Ventura County/southern Santa Barbara County smoke!

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Date: 12/5/17 4:39 pm
From: John Deacon <iseekbirds...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Ferruginous Hawks

Single pic included here. At least 4 birds seen. Numerous photo ops. Hopefully they will be there tomorrow under better lighting conditions.

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Date: 12/5/17 3:30 pm
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Subject: [sbcobirding] Ferruginous Hawks
At 1527 hours, there are at least 4 Ferruginous Hawks in the NW corner field of Mitchell and Foster. They are on the ground. Closer to the airport than foster. I will post pics on ebird later.

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Date: 12/5/17 1:31 pm
From: Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Phainopepla at Botanic Garden
Today I walked around most of the Botanic Garden.  Most activity was on the Porter Trail and East Slope.  On the east slope near the maintenance road, I found a female Phainopepla in an elderberry bush.  The bird was actively moving around and calling--nothing responded to its calls.  There are no elderberries in the Garden right now, so I don't know how long this bird will stay.
I looked hard for a Pacific Slope flycatcher in the location where one was reported a couple of weeks ago, but didn't find one.
Hermit Thrushes are everywhere throughout the Garden right now.
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Date: 12/5/17 10:43 am
From: Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Kinevan Rd. 2017-12-05
On my way to work I made a few stops along Kinevan Rd. As it started to
warm up it got quite active. Birds-of-CBC-interest were a VARIED THRUSH and
several STELLER’S JAY.

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Date: 12/5/17 9:04 am
From: Thomas Turner <tomleeturner...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Brown Creeper in Isla Vista
I was very surprised to see a BROWN CREEPER in the flatlands this morning. There is a little piece of habitat behind Tierra de Fortuna Park in Isla Vista, a bit East of Devereux Slough, that I check quite often. This morning there was a Brown Creeper there, going up the side of a young sycamore. Not a bird I expected to see there.

I also don’t think I have emailed yet about the YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER on Refugio Road. I have seen it there twice in the last few weeks, and I think it has been there longer, as I had a very fleeting glimpse that I couldn’t confirm about a month ago. All three times it was South of the first creek crossing, on pepper trees and oak trees with sap wells. Picture at the link below:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40844146

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Date: 12/5/17 8:31 am
From: David Levasheff <dj_levasheff...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Common Loon
Yesterday Jeff and I had a Common Loon east of Stearns Ward at about 9:30 am.

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Date: 12/4/17 7:03 pm
From: <alpen0glow...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Red-necked Grebe
A single Red-necked Grebe this afternoon at the entrance to Santa Barbara Harbor close to the dredge pontoon as viewed from the beach by Sea Landing. Long distance photo on my Flicker page here https://www.flickr.com/photos/118311568@N08/37956061395/in/datetaken-friend/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/118311568@N08/37956061395/in/datetaken-friend/


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Date: 12/4/17 5:36 pm
From: John Deacon <iseekbirds...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] SMWTP
This morning I birded the SMWTP. Shannon, the Plant Manager, told me that they are looking at their options to control blackbirds and starlings. This location is amazingly supportive of our birding activities. The bird feces from blackbirds and starlings at their clarifiers causes real problems for their facilities. They don't want to impact other species. Does anyone have ideas? They are looking at netting and drones. Both of these techniques may impact other species i.e. gulls, yellowlegs and stilts. Does anyone have information/research/ideas that will help with this problem? Again, the SMWTP has been amazingly supportive of our birding activities. It would be great if we could help them solve their problem.


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Date: 12/4/17 4:31 pm
From: Joan Lentz <joanlentz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Today at Bird Refuge
Hi all: Today I met Jeff Hanson and David Levasheff at the Andree Clark Bird Refuge. There are masses of birds there to count, & look through. I appreciated having their good scopes. Best birds were WHITE PELICAN (1), and TROPICAL KINGBIRD (1). This appears to be one of the best places on the south coast for peeps thus far, although we couldn’t i.d. anything other than Least Sandpipers. Close to a hundred.
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Date: 12/4/17 11:42 am
From: <sbgager...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Hooded Merganser at LLC
Highlights at Lake Los Carneros this morning included a female Hooded Merganser, Virginia Rail, Marsh Wren, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Red-breasted Sapsucker, 80 Canada Geese, Western Tanager, Cinnamon Teal and Green-winged Teal.


Gage Ricard
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Date: 12/4/17 11:05 am
From: Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Tee Time in Carp
Monday, Dec. 4, 2017

This morning I visited Tee Time and birded both sets of tams and the flower
fields. Highlights were female Hermit Warbler, Raven and Red-bellied
Sapsucker. One Yellow-rumped Warbler was particularly interesting. It had
a bright white throat patch which extended back past it’s eyes. This
feature suggested Myrtle Warbler, but it had Audubon eye arcs and no white
supercillium. I’m thinking it may be an intergrade between the two
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Date: 12/3/17 5:21 pm
From: Peter Gaede <pgaede...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Blue Grosbeak, Elings Park
A Blue Grosbeak was at upper Elings Park this evening, right at the gated entrance to the park at the end of Calle Andalucia. It was pretty cooperative after being found, and also called quite a bit. Hugh Ranson got photos. Would be nice if it winters and sticks around for the CBC!

Peter Gaede
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Date: 12/3/17 3:03 pm
From: Brad Hacker <bradley_r_hacker...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] LLC swan
Reported on eBird is not Tundra, but hybrid seen originally at Andre Clark


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Date: 12/3/17 1:47 pm
From: <marydee2...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Garganey and Swamp Sparrow at Waller Park
Arrived at Waller Park around 10:30am yesterday, Dec 2. The Garganey was easy to spot and very cooperative, circling pond a number of times while we were there. Interesting that he seemed to travel faster than most of the birds he was traveling with. Had nice looks at a Swamp Sparrow hanging out with several White-crowns nearby. No luck with the Grey Flycatcher which had been seen by others.


Mary Thompson
Santa Barbara
 

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Date: 12/3/17 1:38 pm
From: <marydee2...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Red-breasted nuthatch in my yard
A Red-brested Nuthatch has been visiting my birdbath in Bel Air Knolls, Santa Barbara for the past couple of weeks. A new yard bird. Hope he sticks around until the end of December.


Mary Thompson
Santa Barbara
 

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Date: 12/3/17 11:16 am
From: Jamie Chavez <almiyi...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Eastern Phoebe at Jim May Park
A short time ago I spotted an EASTERN PHOEBE at Jim May Park in Santa
Maria. The bird was on the eastern shore of the large pond down at the
water's edge. It flew into some bulrush but quickly flew out of the park
toward the school where I lost it. Unfortunately, it didn't return while I
was there but may still be in the area. Given the late date, it may be
wintering at this point so something to look for if you visit the park. A
really bad documentation photo (the only one I got) is on this eBird
checklist:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40884593

Yesterday at the park a SWAMP SPARROW was feeding on the path with
White-crowned Sparrows near the cement spillway between the two ponds. Not
sure it's the same bird found below the steel footbridge earlier so there
may be two birds present.


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Date: 12/3/17 8:23 am
From: John Bailey <johngregorybailey...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Bullock's Oriole
I spotted and photographed a Bullock’s Oriole nibbling away at large, smooth, red berry.

The bird, a first-year male, was perched in a tall (two story) tree on the northeast corner of Stowe House on 1 December. Very birdy, generally, with much late-afternoon movement. A large flock of Canadian Geese cruised from back of lake toward face of dam, drawn by my long, white Canon lens and my serious bird-photographer demeanor. Five raptor species and four egrets/herons (TWO Green Herons).

John Bailey

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Date: 12/2/17 8:26 pm
From: John Callender <jbc...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Re: Orchard Oriole continues at Santa Monica Creek
Correction: I should have said it had not been reported since November 19,
not November 11.

On Sat, Dec 2, 2017 at 4:57 PM John Callender <callender.john...>
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> I hadn’t noticed any eBird reports of the adult male Orchard Oriole in the
> Cape Honeysuckle among Santa Monica Creek in Carpinteria since November 11,
> and in several attempts since then I’d failed to find him. So I was excited
> when I heard a few “chuck” notes coming from the hedge this afternoon, and
> sure enough; there he was. :-)
>
> eBird list (but no photos) here:
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40870094
>
> Also of interest, earlier today I got a bad digiscoped photo of a
> Eurasian-race Green-winged Teal in the Franklin Creek channel north of the
> footbridge in the Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park:
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> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40863110
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Date: 12/2/17 4:57 pm
From: John Callender <jbc...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Orchard Oriole continues at Santa Monica Creek
I hadn’t noticed any eBird reports of the adult male Orchard Oriole in the
Cape Honeysuckle among Santa Monica Creek in Carpinteria since November 11,
and in several attempts since then I’d failed to find him. So I was excited
when I heard a few “chuck” notes coming from the hedge this afternoon, and
sure enough; there he was. :-)

eBird list (but no photos) here:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40870094

Also of interest, earlier today I got a bad digiscoped photo of a
Eurasian-race Green-winged Teal in the Franklin Creek channel north of the
footbridge in the Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park:

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Date: 12/2/17 3:17 pm
From: Brad Hacker <bradley_r_hacker...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Figueroa
Went to Figueroa Mtn today because I saw a forecast for no wind. Did not see a vast number of birds, however, perhaps because it is still so dry. In spite of the huge number of dead conifers there I've been surprised that the Woodpecker activity has not skyrocketed. Does anyone know whether the USFS plan is to cut down ALL of the dead trees?
Best birds were a NORTHERN PYGMY OWL on the road approaching Pino Alto (coords and pic here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40860356)and a VARIED THRUSH in the SW part of Pino Alto (http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40860334)
Good birding,
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Date: 12/2/17 3:07 pm
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Subject: [sbcobirding] Various Lompoc Sightings
Hi all,


This morning I birded in various spots around Lompoc. At Miguelito Park, there was surprisingly no one else present at 10 AM and I witnessed the highest number of Hermit Thrush I have seen in the county, with at least 34 individuals seen, foraging in plain sight on the lawn and feeding on the plentiful Toyon berries. Additionally, I found a VARIED THRUSH foraging on the lawn.


I then continued to drive up San Miguelito Road, and birded along the pasture areas. Although dry, the area yielded 2 PRAIRIE FALCON, always nice to see. Past the intersection with Sudden Rd was a corral area with a large group of Golden-crowned Sparrow and 2 LARK SPARROW. Additionally, in the pine tree adjacent to the corral were 2 RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH.


Nothing special was present at Ocean Beach Park. A quick stop at Surf Beach produced a male WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, sitting on the water's surface just beyond the surf. The only alcid I saw was a flyby Common Murre.


Good birding,
Jasen Liu
 

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Date: 12/1/17 6:30 pm
From: <mcnulty...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Garganey Friday afternoon






The Garganey was still at Waller Park this afternoon, Friday Dec 1. It was already being observed sitting on the island when I arrived at 3 pm. It showed well on the west side of the island and adjacent channel until at least 3:40 when I looked away to make some notes and then couldn't refind it. But that is not surprising, as there are a lot of other ducks to sit behind.


Patrick McNulty
Santa Barbara
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Date: 12/1/17 5:37 pm
From: <sbgager...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Wilson's Snipe at LLC
Late this afternoon, saw a Wilson's Snipe in the channel south of the pedestrian bridge at Lake Los Carneros.


Gage Ricard
Santa Barbara
 

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Date: 12/1/17 12:32 pm
From: Sharon Metsch <sharonasap...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Pine Siskin
I've had at least 2 Pine Siskins in my yard for 2-3 weeks now. Also had a small flock of Nutmeg Mannikins in the yard yesterday (and perhaps other days as well as I don't check daily). I know they are being seen more and more in Santa Barbara, but was somewhat surprised to see as many as 7 at my smaller fountain with as many more waiting for space on the rim.

Sharon Metsch
1900 block of SB St


> On Dec 1, 2017, at 12:10 PM, Guy Tingos <guy.tingos...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:
>
> There’s a Pine Siskin on our thistle seed feeder. First one here I’ve seen in a couple of years.
>
> Guy Tingos
> Santa Barbara
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Date: 12/1/17 12:11 pm
From: Guy Tingos <guy.tingos...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Pine Siskin
There’s a Pine Siskin on our thistle seed feeder. First one here I’ve seen in a couple of years.

Guy Tingos
Santa Barbara

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Date: 11/30/17 6:08 pm
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Subject: [sbcobirding] More Mesa
This evening, I saw about 15 White-tailed Kites come in to a roost. There was also a Loggerhead Shrike, an immature Northern Harrier, and about 20 American Pipits. No owls were seen.

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Date: 11/30/17 5:28 pm
From: Thomas Slater <tomslaterphotography...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Waller Park today
I realize I'm late on this... somehow my SBCOBirding emails were going into the spam folder, so when I heard about a Garganey at Waller Park from the TV NEWS four days after it arrived, so close to my home in Nipomo, I was aghast!
I posted earlier, but here is a link to my photos from this morning.
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There were some other striking ducks out there too!
I'm hoping to see other photos from today posting up.
Bird on,Tom SlaterNipomo



 

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Date: 11/30/17 12:28 pm
From: Libby Patten <libby_patten...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Botanic Garden - Pac Slope
Did a quick loop of the garden and saw a Pacific-slope Flycatcher at the location detailed in my checklist. I hope someone else finds it as its plumage looked brighter than typical in my view. 
Otherwise, lots of Hermit Thrush and a few Fox Sparrow...
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Date: 11/30/17 10:01 am
From: Thomas Slater <tomslaterphotography...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Garganey
The tiny, dark-billed duck is still there. I was there at 6:30 watching the herds of mallards eat off the grass.The small Garganey was most often seen on the grass in the morning, at either ends of the lake with the island.Cackling Geese, Wood Ducks, Jamie's weird hybrid, and a striking Northern Pintail were also present. I left at 7am. A lady had just shown up from San Diego! and got the bird too.
Thanks to those who posted, met John out there, and a few other birders (5 of us before 7am!).
Bird on,


Tom Slater
Nipomo
 

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Date: 11/29/17 7:05 pm
From: Meg White <meggorilla...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Kites
I counted 23 White-tailed Kites assembling before the roost at dusk in the NW quadrant of More Mesa this evening.
Meg WhiteHope Ranch 

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Date: 11/29/17 6:51 pm
From: <zonetail...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Laguna Blanca Geese
Late this afternoon there were 20 Cackling Geese and 1 Ross's Goose present. A
couple of the Cacklings appeared smaller and darker breasted, possibly minima.

Hugh Ranson
Santa Barbara



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Date: 11/29/17 5:16 pm
From: <alan.prichard...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Jameson Lake
Today on and around the Lake:


Western Grebe, 2
Ruddy Duck, 8
Pied-billed Grebe, 4
Bufflehead, 3
Black Phoebe, 4
Great Blue Heron, 1
Green Heron, 1
Red-breasted Sapsucker, 1
Say’s Phoebe, 1
Northern Harrier, 1
Dark-eyed Junko, 9
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 1
Western Meadowlark, 1
California Quail, 12
American Coot 50+


I have finally ID’ed my little mystery bird as a Pygmy Nuthatch. I see them fairly often now and its call confirms my ID. Still no pic though. Also a new visitor to the feeder: Pine Siskens! Unlike the Oak Titmice, the little Siskens hang and out for really good looks and pics.
 

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Date: 11/29/17 4:22 pm
From: David Levasheff <dj_levasheff...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Tecolotito Creek
That area will never be the same. They are building a bridge over the creek to link the new housing tract to the industrial park (Cortona Drive). On the bright side… north of there where the creek turns westward they are preserving a small nature habitat, and there is also a new channel for water to flow north and west of the development sound wall. Will have to wait and see how it all turns out.

David
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> On Nov 29, 2017, at 15:32, Joan Lentz <joanlentz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Hi All: Just reporting on — at least temporarily— a loss of habitat along the northern portion of this Goleta creek. The path that we used to walk between Los Carneros Rd. north to the freeway is closed about halfway there. The east side of the creek is a mass of construction noise, as those houses go up in that once-vacant lot. I didn’t even attempt to bird it.
> The portion of the creek south of Los Carneros Rd. to Hollister Ave. is OK birding, altho I found only common birds there this morning.
>
> Joan Lentz
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Date: 11/29/17 3:58 pm
From: Joan Lentz <joanlentz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Tecolotito Creek
Hi All: Just reporting on — at least temporarily— a loss of habitat along the northern portion of this Goleta creek. The path that we used to walk between Los Carneros Rd. north to the freeway is closed about halfway there. The east side of the creek is a mass of construction noise, as those houses go up in that once-vacant lot. I didn’t even attempt to bird it.
The portion of the creek south of Los Carneros Rd. to Hollister Ave. is OK birding, altho I found only common birds there this morning.

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Date: 11/29/17 3:35 pm
From: Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Fwd: Waller Park
I fed it stuffing from thanksgiving.

Wes

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From: Larry Ballard <larryincarp...>
Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Subject: Waller Park
To: lehman.paul <lehman.paul...>, lrbevier <lrbevier...>, maholmgren33 <maholmgren33...>, alineandcurtis <alineandcurtis...>

I fed it.
Larry

 

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Date: 11/29/17 3:30 pm
From: Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] La Cumbre Peak 11/29
Very quiet up there today.  The only montane species present was asingle Steller's Jay that's been there for awhile.  Otherwise, a few of the common chaparral and oak woodland birds but nothing remarkable. 
No Townsend's Solitaires, no Nuthatches of any kind, and no Fox Sparrows today.  Also, no White Pelicans were observed on Gibraltar Reservoir below.
Florence Sanchez

 

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Date: 11/29/17 3:24 pm
From: Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Fwd: Waller Park


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Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Subject: Waller Park
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I fed it.

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Date: 11/29/17 2:41 pm
From: James Pike <jimpike444...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Garganey
Countability, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.

Jim Pike
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On Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 1:37 PM, 'Robert Lindsay' <capnbob...>
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>
> Tuesday, 11/29, noon
>
>
>
> Just saw the Garganey on my way home from Monterey after missing it on my
> way north last Sunday. For any still planning to see this bird, it is easy
> to pick out as it is only about 2/3 the size of the female Mallards with
> which it otherwise blends fairly. I have been following the
> comments/controversy about this bird and wonder as to its countability
> status for county lists, etc. Is there an authoritative decision on that
> yet?
>
>
>
> Rob Lindsay
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Date: 11/29/17 2:31 pm
From: <sjferry...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] White Pelican @ LLC
Today at 1:30 PM there was a White Pelican floating on the lake at Lake Los Carneros Park.

Also a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in the pittosporums east of Stow House.

Steve Ferry
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Date: 11/29/17 1:37 pm
From: 'Robert Lindsay' <capnbob...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [sbcobirding] Garganey
Tuesday, 11/29, noon



Just saw the Garganey on my way home from Monterey after missing it on my
way north last Sunday. For any still planning to see this bird, it is easy
to pick out as it is only about 2/3 the size of the female Mallards with
which it otherwise blends fairly. I have been following the
comments/controversy about this bird and wonder as to its countability
status for county lists, etc. Is there an authoritative decision on that
yet?



Rob Lindsay


 

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Date: 11/29/17 7:36 am
From: '<iseekbirds...>' <iseekbirds...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Garganey
Continuing at eastern most pond at Waller Park.

John Deacon

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Date: 11/29/17 4:51 am
From: John Deacon <iseekbirds...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Colson Canyon Hotspot

All:

I meant to mention this in my post for Colson Canyon on Monday but forgot. At the Bathtub Loop, Marc and I found two, what appeared to be, Banana Slugs. If you would like to see a picture, e mail me your contact info. Sorry about this not being bird related but it was the first time I've seen this huge slug in SBC.


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Date: 11/28/17 7:18 pm
From: Dika Golovatchoff <digolov...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Garganey et. al. Waller Park
Thanks to John Deacon for checking on the Garganey this morning Kay
Regester and Kris Ohlenkamp, both from Ventura County, and I
carpooled up to Waller Park. It was good having three pairs of eyes to
locate the Garganey at first as the sheer number of waterfowl in and around
the first duck pond was overwhelming. Most noticeable about our target
bird is its very small size compared to the others. This small bird can be
quite feisty among the larger birds. I am going through photos and so far
have three videos posted on my flickr site because I believe they give a
better idea of the bird's behavior than a lot of still images - which will
take a while to process. There were many children and adults throwing
bread into the water at first, which got all the birds moving. I suspect
this young Garganey will be here for quite a while. Why would he want to
leave?

After spending a half hour or so following the unusual duck around we
separated and I walked over to the second pond where there were far fewer
birds and most enjoyable for me was watching the male Wood Duck.

On our way back to Santa Barbara we birded around Stowe House, the food
bridge and a short way toward the lake where we were rewarded with distant
views of Canvasbacks, Scaup, and Ring-necked Ducks (that could be seen
through bins) and quite a few other species around the house. All in all a
very successful day. Joint checklists will be posted on eBird soon.

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Date: 11/28/17 6:29 pm
From: <sbgager...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Canvasbacks at LLC
Three Canvasbacks at Lake Los Carneros late this afternoon.


Gage Ricard
Santa Barbara, CA
 

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Date: 11/28/17 1:11 pm
From: Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Garganey Photos
Thanks to all of you for contributing to this discussion.  Regardless of what it can tell us about the status of this particular Garganey, it's been great resource for me to expand my knowledge of bird behavior in various situations.
Florence Sanchez


On Tuesday, November 28, 2017 11:48 AM, "James Pike <jimpike444...> [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:


  Interesting discussion. I'll add that while Brant can be found in the hundreds at Bolsa Chica in Huntington Beach, only twice have I seen lone birds at small inland ponds or lakes just a couple miles inland. For example, Huntington Central Park's only record is of a bird that Bruce Broadbooks picked out as it was standing at our feet with a mob of beggars. As I recall, that bird wasn't seen thereafter. Years later, I photographed at point-blank distance another brief-staying bird at nearby Carr Park. In both cases, these birds appeared to have gone from wild to mendicant in record time, and then presumably just as quickly back to their wild ways. The latter park hosts ample numbers of American Wigeons in winter, and they readily come to handouts. However, it's interesting to note that when birds aren't being fed, and the flock is instead foraging on the lawns, the birds are routinely wary when I approach with a camera and will readily fly back to the pond when I get close. Thus, their periods of seeming unwariness while scurrying about for handouts remains situational, and their essential wildness is undiminished the rest of the time.
Jim PikeHB 
On Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 9:21 AM, 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:

 
All,

While I agree that Garganey don’t occur on park lakes and act tame in Eurasia (I have seen them in NE Asia, India, and Europe), I don’t think this means all that much for the behavior of a lost juvenile.

As Andrew points out species like Ross’s Goose regularly show up as lost individuals on park lakes when they would be normally wintering in areas with large open fields.

The fact that Tufted Duck and Pochard also winter to a limited extent on park lakes is more a factor of these species wintering further north in areas when the human population is rich enough to prefer feeding ducks to eating them. Since Garganey winters primarily in the tropics, it doesn’t have that luxury. Fear (or lack of) of humans is something that gets learnt. Just compare the geese that show up in parks with ones that winter in areas where they are hunted. Same species, very different behavior.

There is also a marked difference between the species occurrence on park lakes in different countries. I can hardly recall any ducks occurring on park lakes in the UK (except Mallards and Tufted Ducks), whereas in the US and Japan, one can see many species in good numbers. For example, to me it would be inconceivable to see a Pintail on a park lake in the UK, as there was at Waller Park this weekend. It’s also worth pointing out that Garganey are pretty uncommon in the UK and Japan, which would further reduce the chance of them showing up at an odd location. Of course this last argument applies to the Waller Park bird as well!

Regards, Nick

From: <sbcobirding...> [mailto:sbcobirding@ yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Andrew Birch <andyrbirch...> [sbcobirding]
Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 12:09 AM
To: Florence Sanchez; David Levasheff; SBCOBirding Group
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Garganey Photos




Hi Florence, regarding the captive vs wild question, it appears that they are uncommon in captivity, so that helps its case. However, my humble 2 cents is that I think this is unusual behavior for a wild Garganey. Doesn't mean that it's not a wild bird but it's certainly behaving quite oddly for a wild bird of this species.

Unlike some Asian vagrants such as Tufted Duck and Pochard that are regular duckpond birds in their native territory and will join the melee for bread handouts, Garganey does not. Comments from ebird checklists that the Waller Park bird swims towards people throwing bread and approaches people too close to focus are not typical of Garganey. Having seen them widely across their European and Asian range (both breeders and tired migrants), in general, most birders would describe Garganey as a somewhat shy and retiring bird of flooded water meadows and large bodies of water (with ample hiding places) and not a bird you would expect to find at point blank range hustling for bread on a duckpond. I know we could be dealing with a disoriented, impressionable young vagrant and we could also say that Ross's and Snow Goose, Pintail, Gadwall etc are not naturally duckpond birds either but there is an! established pattern of these species occasionally becoming tame at duckponds. There are, reports of unusually tame wild Garganeys but I have searched and yet to come across a wild bird that comes to bread among the domesticated waterfowl.

However, my experience doesn't extend to winter birds in the Asian part of the range and so perhaps the Asian birds are tamer and do appear regularly at duckponds? Would be interesting to hear if that's the case.

Best wishes, Andy Birch
Los Angeles



On Monday, November 27, 2017 4:16 PM, "Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@ yahoogroups.com> wrote:


Dear David,

Thank you for uploading your photos of the preening bird. In several of them, the tail feathers can be clearly seen and they appear to be pointed. Based on an earlier discussion, that would indicate an adult male, which is the current consensus according to the latest rash of e-mails.

Now back to the group and the original question: Are people still questioning the provenance of this bird (wild vs. captive raised)? &nb! sp;I'd like to know where the discussion stands on that.

Thanks,
Florence Sanchez







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Date: 11/28/17 11:48 am
From: James Pike <jimpike444...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Garganey Photos
Interesting discussion. I'll add that while Brant can be found in the
hundreds at Bolsa Chica in Huntington Beach, only twice have I seen lone
birds at small inland ponds or lakes just a couple miles inland. For
example, Huntington Central Park's only record is of a bird that Bruce
Broadbooks picked out as it was standing at our feet with a mob of beggars.
As I recall, that bird wasn't seen thereafter. Years later, I photographed
at point-blank distance another brief-staying bird at nearby Carr Park. In
both cases, these birds appeared to have gone from wild to mendicant in
record time, and then presumably just as quickly back to their wild ways.
The latter park hosts ample numbers of American Wigeons in winter, and they
readily come to handouts. However, it's interesting to note that when birds
aren't being fed, and the flock is instead foraging on the lawns, the birds
are routinely wary when I approach with a camera and will readily fly back
to the pond when I get close. Thus, their periods of seeming unwariness
while scurrying about for handouts remains situational, and their essential
wildness is undiminished the rest of the time.

Jim Pike
HB

On Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 9:21 AM, 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...>
[sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
>
> All,
>
> While I agree that Garganey don’t occur on park lakes and act tame in
> Eurasia (I have seen them in NE Asia, India, and Europe), I don’t think
> this means all that much for the behavior of a lost juvenile.
>
> As Andrew points out species like Ross’s Goose regularly show up as lost
> individuals on park lakes when they would be normally wintering in areas
> with large open fields.
>
> The fact that Tufted Duck and Pochard also winter to a limited extent on
> park lakes is more a factor of these species wintering further north in
> areas when the human population is rich enough to prefer feeding ducks to
> eating them. Since Garganey winters primarily in the tropics, it doesn’t
> have that luxury. Fear (or lack of) of humans is something that gets
> learnt. Just compare the geese that show up in parks with ones that winter
> in areas where they are hunted. Same species, very different behavior.
>
> There is also a marked difference between the species occurrence on park
> lakes in different countries. I can hardly recall any ducks occurring on
> park lakes in the UK (except Mallards and Tufted Ducks), whereas in the US
> and Japan, one can see many species in good numbers. For example, to me it
> would be inconceivable to see a Pintail on a park lake in the UK, as there
> was at Waller Park this weekend. It’s also worth pointing out that Garganey
> are pretty uncommon in the UK and Japan, which would further reduce the
> chance of them showing up at an odd location. Of course this last argument
> applies to the Waller Park bird as well!
>
> Regards, Nick
>
> From: <sbcobirding...> [mailto:<sbcobirding...>] On
> Behalf Of Andrew Birch <andyrbirch...> [sbcobirding]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 12:09 AM
> To: Florence Sanchez; David Levasheff; SBCOBirding Group
> Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Garganey Photos
>
>
>
>
> Hi Florence, regarding the captive vs wild question, it appears that they
> are uncommon in captivity, so that helps its case. However, my humble 2
> cents is that I think this is unusual behavior for a wild Garganey. Doesn't
> mean that it's not a wild bird but it's certainly behaving quite oddly for
> a wild bird of this species.
>
> Unlike some Asian vagrants such as Tufted Duck and Pochard that are
> regular duckpond birds in their native territory and will join the melee
> for bread handouts, Garganey does not. Comments from ebird checklists that
> the Waller Park bird swims towards people throwing bread and approaches
> people too close to focus are not typical of Garganey. Having seen them
> widely across their European and Asian range (both breeders and tired
> migrants), in general, most birders would describe Garganey as a somewhat
> shy and retiring bird of flooded water meadows and large bodies of water
> (with ample hiding places) and not a bird you would expect to find at point
> blank range hustling for bread on a duckpond. I know we could be dealing
> with a disoriented, impressionable young vagrant and we could also say that
> Ross's and Snow Goose, Pintail, Gadwall etc are not naturally duckpond
> birds either but there is an! established pattern of these species
> occasionally becoming tame at duckponds. There are, reports of unusually
> tame wild Garganeys but I have searched and yet to come across a wild bird
> that comes to bread among the domesticated waterfowl.
>
> However, my experience doesn't extend to winter birds in the Asian part of
> the range and so perhaps the Asian birds are tamer and do appear regularly
> at duckponds? Would be interesting to hear if that's the case.
>
> Best wishes, Andy Birch
> Los Angeles
>
>
>
> On Monday, November 27, 2017 4:16 PM, "Florence Sanchez
> <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@
> yahoogroups.com> wrote:
>
>
> Dear David,
>
> Thank you for uploading your photos of the preening bird. In several of
> them, the tail feathers can be clearly seen and they appear to be pointed.
> Based on an earlier discussion, that would indicate an adult male, which is
> the current consensus according to the latest rash of e-mails.
>
> Now back to the group and the original question: Are people still
> questioning the provenance of this bird (wild vs. captive raised)? &nb!
> sp;I'd like to know where the discussion stands on that.
>
> Thanks,
> Florence Sanchez
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>
>
>

 

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Date: 11/28/17 10:16 am
From: <ash34958...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Padaro Lane
Padaro Lane, Carpinteria, Tuesday morning, Nov. 28, 2017


Mostly common birds. The only exception was a Pink-sided Junco near #3460-ish. Interesting that we had one on Gobernador Canyon Rd. yesterday.


Rob Denholtz
Carp
 

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Date: 11/28/17 9:21 am
From: 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Garganey Photos

All,

While I agree that Garganey don’t occur on park lakes and act tame in Eurasia (I have seen them in NE Asia, India, and Europe), I don’t think this means all that much for the behavior of a lost juvenile.

As Andrew points out species like Ross’s Goose regularly show up as lost individuals on park lakes when they would be normally wintering in areas with large open fields.

The fact that Tufted Duck and Pochard also winter to a limited extent on park lakes is more a factor of these species wintering further north in areas when the human population is rich enough to prefer feeding ducks to eating them. Since Garganey winters primarily in the tropics, it doesn’t have that luxury. Fear (or lack of) of humans is something that gets learnt. Just compare the geese that show up in parks with ones that winter in areas where they are hunted. Same species, very different behavior.

There is also a marked difference between the species occurrence on park lakes in different countries. I can hardly recall any ducks occurring on park lakes in the UK (except Mallards and Tufted Ducks), whereas in the US and Japan, one can see many species in good numbers. For example, to me it would be inconceivable to see a Pintail on a park lake in the UK, as there was at Waller Park this weekend. It’s also worth pointing out that Garganey are pretty uncommon in the UK and Japan, which would further reduce the chance of them showing up at an odd location. Of course this last argument applies to the Waller Park bird as well!

Regards, Nick

From: <sbcobirding...> [mailto:<sbcobirding...>] On Behalf Of Andrew Birch <andyrbirch...> [sbcobirding]
Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 12:09 AM
To: Florence Sanchez; David Levasheff; SBCOBirding Group
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Garganey Photos




Hi Florence, regarding the captive vs wild question, it appears that they are uncommon in captivity, so that helps its case. However, my humble 2 cents is that I think this is unusual behavior for a wild Garganey. Doesn't mean that it's not a wild bird but it's certainly behaving quite oddly for a wild bird of this species.

Unlike some Asian vagrants such as Tufted Duck and Pochard that are regular duckpond birds in their native territory and will join the melee for bread handouts, Garganey does not. Comments from ebird checklists that the Waller Park bird swims towards people throwing bread and approaches people too close to focus are not typical of Garganey. Having seen them widely across their European and Asian range (both breeders and tired migrants), in general, most birders would describe Garganey as a somewhat shy and retiring bird of flooded water meadows and large bodies of water (with ample hiding places) and not a bird you would expect to find at point blank range hustling for bread on a duckpond. I know we could be dealing with a disoriented, impressionable young vagrant and we could also say that Ross's and Snow Goose, Pintail, Gadwall etc are not naturally duckpond birds either but there is an! established pattern of these species occasionally becoming tame at duckponds. There are, reports of unusually tame wild Garganeys but I have searched and yet to come across a wild bird that comes to bread among the domesticated waterfowl.

However, my experience doesn't extend to winter birds in the Asian part of the range and so perhaps the Asian birds are tamer and do appear regularly at duckponds? Would be interesting to hear if that's the case.

Best wishes, Andy Birch
Los Angeles



On Monday, November 27, 2017 4:16 PM, "Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:


Dear David,

Thank you for uploading your photos of the preening bird. In several of them, the tail feathers can be clearly seen and they appear to be pointed. Based on an earlier discussion, that would indicate an adult male, which is the current consensus according to the latest rash of e-mails.

Now back to the group and the original question: Are people still questioning the provenance of this bird (wild vs. captive raised)? &nb! sp;I'd like to know where the discussion stands on that.

Thanks,
Florence Sanchez








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Date: 11/28/17 7:59 am
From: Edana Salisbury <Edanasal...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Gargeny at Walker Park lake
The duck continues this morning in the lake and on the lawn adjacent to Orcutt Rd.
Edana Salisbury
Buena Park


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> On Nov 27, 2017, at 2:50 PM, John Deacon <iseekbirds...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Garganey continued at Waller Park today (11/27/17) at 1430 hrs. If anyone plans to come to SM to see this bird, and you want me to check on it for you before you take the time and spend the money on gas, give me a call. If I'm available I will check on it. I live 5 minutes from Waller Park and walk my dog close by almost daily.
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>
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Date: 11/28/17 7:47 am
From: John Deacon <iseekbirds...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Garganey Continues at Waller Park
For those planning on coming to Santa Maria to see the Garganey, it was observed by myself and others at about 0730 this morning.


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Date: 11/28/17 7:33 am
From: '<iseekbirds...>' <iseekbirds...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Garganey Continues
The Garganey continues this morning (Tuesday). Many birders out to see it.

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Date: 11/28/17 5:27 am
From: Andrew Birch <andyrbirch...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Garganey Photos
Hi Florence, regarding the captive vs wild question, it appears that they are uncommon in captivity, so that helps its case. However, my humble 2 cents is that I think this is unusual behavior for a wild Garganey. Doesn't mean that it's not a wild bird but it's certainly behaving quite oddly for a wild bird of this species.

Unlike some Asian vagrants such as Tufted Duck and Pochard that are regular duckpond birds in their native territory and will join the melee for bread handouts, Garganey does not. Comments from ebird checklists that the Waller Park bird swims towards people throwing bread and approaches people too close to focus are not typical of Garganey. Having seen them widely across their European and Asian range (both breeders and tired migrants), in general, most birders would describe Garganey as a somewhat shy and retiring bird of flooded water meadows and large bodies of water (with ample hiding places) and not a bird you would expect to find at point blank range hustling for bread on a duckpond. I know we could be dealing with a disoriented, impressionable young vagrant and we could also say that Ross's and Snow Goose, Pintail, Gadwall etc are not naturally duckpond birds either but there is an established pattern of these species occasionally becoming tame at duckponds. There are, reports of unusually tame wild Garganeys but I have searched and yet to come across a wild bird that comes to bread among the domesticated waterfowl.

However, my experience doesn't extend to winter birds in the Asian part of the range and so perhaps the Asian birds are tamer and do appear regularly at duckponds? Would be interesting to hear if that's the case.
Best wishes, Andy BirchLos Angeles





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  Dear David,
Thank you for uploading your photos of the preening bird.  In several of them, the tail feathers can be clearly seen and they appear to be pointed.  Based on an earlier discussion, that would indicate an adult male, which is the current consensus according to the latest rash of e-mails.
Now back to the group and the original question:  Are people still questioning the provenance of this bird (wild vs. captive raised)?  I'd like to know where the discussion stands on that.
Thanks,Florence Sanchez
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Date: 11/27/17 7:47 pm
From: Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] [sbcobirding] Garganey Photos
Dear Nick,
My mistake.  I misread your earlier post on the age-sex issue and was referring to that when I said "adult male."  I went back and re-read that post just now.  Mea culpa.  Maybe I need to learn how to read.
Florence Sanchez


On Monday, November 27, 2017 5:43 PM, "'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:


  There isn’t consensus at all this is an adult male. The great majority of folks I am in touch with are heavy leans to juv male.

Provenance is highly subjective, but if the bird is a juvenile showing up a duck pond and getting tame is not such a big deal. If an adult, I would find such behavior to be supportive of captive origin.

From: <sbcobirding...> [mailto:<sbcobirding...>] On Behalf Of Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding]
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 4:17 PM
To: David Levasheff; SBCOBirding Group
Subject: [EXTERNAL] [sbcobirding] Garganey Photos




Dear David,

Thank you for uploading your photos of the preening bird. In several of them, the tail feathers can be clearly seen and they appear to be pointed. Based on an earlier discussion, that would indicate an adult male, which is the current consensus according to the latest rash of e-mails.

Now back to the group and the original question: Are people still questioning the provenance of this bird (wild vs. captive raised)? I'd like to know where the discussion stands on that.

Thanks,
Florence Sanchez






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Date: 11/27/17 6:56 pm
From: Jessie Altstatt <jessie.altstatt...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] short-eared owl SW More Mesa
I was out at More Mesa at and after sunset this evening. At 17:07, I found
a medium-sized owl perched on coyote brush ~10 m away from me along the
trail parallel to cliff (but~ 200m to north), roughly SW quadrant of mesa.
Had good look at silhouette before owl flew past me on long wings towards
south and more shrubs. After a few minutes I relocated owl perched on
tallest of low shrubs. Owl then flew towards east. At 5:25 found owl flying
low over central western mesa, distinctive buoyant loopy flight, watched
through binocs for 30 seconds or so before losing behind bushes. I feel
fairly confident about this owl, as I saw it from fairly close, I watched
it flying twice and once home have compared flight to on-line -videos) -
plus I recall it's flight from last year, same location.

Thanks, Jessie
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Jessica Altstatt

 

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Date: 11/27/17 5:43 pm
From: 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [EXTERNAL] [sbcobirding] Garganey Photos
There isn’t consensus at all this is an adult male. The great majority of folks I am in touch with are heavy leans to juv male.

Provenance is highly subjective, but if the bird is a juvenile showing up a duck pond and getting tame is not such a big deal. If an adult, I would find such behavior to be supportive of captive origin.

From: <sbcobirding...> [mailto:<sbcobirding...>] On Behalf Of Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding]
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 4:17 PM
To: David Levasheff; SBCOBirding Group
Subject: [EXTERNAL] [sbcobirding] Garganey Photos




Dear David,

Thank you for uploading your photos of the preening bird. In several of them, the tail feathers can be clearly seen and they appear to be pointed. Based on an earlier discussion, that would indicate an adult male, which is the current consensus according to the latest rash of e-mails.

Now back to the group and the original question: Are people still questioning the provenance of this bird (wild vs. captive raised)? I'd like to know where the discussion stands on that.

Thanks,
Florence Sanchez







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Date: 11/27/17 4:16 pm
From: Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Garganey Photos
Dear David,
Thank you for uploading your photos of the preening bird.  In several of them, the tail feathers can be clearly seen and they appear to be pointed.  Based on an earlier discussion, that would indicate an adult male, which is the current consensus according to the latest rash of e-mails.
Now back to the group and the original question:  Are people still questioning the provenance of this bird (wild vs. captive raised)?  I'd like to know where the discussion stands on that.
Thanks,Florence Sanchez

 

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Date: 11/27/17 4:03 pm
From: 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Garganey
The face pattern is muted but I found a few birds on-line that seemed to match. I was pretty skeptical to begin with but most of my Garganey experience in fall is Aug to early Oct. I think it’s reasonable to assume that wear has had an effect to some effect. A lot of the details match really well and rule out other species (and a hybrid BW x GW Teal as well IMO).

From: Wim van Dam [mailto:<wim.van.dam...>]
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 3:57 PM
To: Lethaby, Nick
Cc: Jamie Chavez; Sbcobirding
Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Garganey

Is the consensus also that we don't have the worry about the absence of a loral stripe? I'm having a hard time finding a matching photo of that online.

Wim van Dam
Solvang, CA



On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 3:49 PM, 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...><mailto:<nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...><mailto:<sbcobirding-noreply...>> wrote:


There are pretty good ones available now. Thanks to everyone.

There has been some discussion off-group and the consensus is a juv male.

From: <sbcobirding...><mailto:<sbcobirding...> [mailto:<sbcobirding...><mailto:<sbcobirding...>] On Behalf Of Jamie Chavez <almiyi...><mailto:<almiyi...> [sbcobirding]
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 3:47 PM
To: Sbcobirding
Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Garganey




More photos are available at my Flickr site from earlier today which includes one of the bird flying away. It was faster than the camera or my reaction to photographing it. Others were on hand today before noon so hopefully, more flight shots will be available. It has no trouble at all flying and I watched some rather aggressive behavior toward other ducks feeding nearby it. I also had to back up because it was walking too close to me. Weird.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/almiyi/

Jamie Chavez
Santa Maria, CA
On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 9:27 AM 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...><mailto:<nlethaby...><mailto:<nlethaby...><mailto:<nlethaby...>> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...><mailto:<sbcobirding-noreply...><mailto:<sbcobirding-noreply...><mailto:<sbcobirding-noreply...>>> wrote:


Thanks. Hopefully we can get slightly better. The bird taking off appears to have the pointed tail feathers of an adult, but on the sitting bird, it seems some feathers might have a slight notch on the tip.

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Jamie M. Chavez
Santa Maria, CA





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Date: 11/27/17 3:58 pm
From: Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Garganey
Is the consensus also that we don't have the worry about the absence of a
loral stripe? I'm having a hard time finding a matching photo of that
online.

Wim van Dam
Solvang, CA



On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 3:49 PM, 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...>
[sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> There are pretty good ones available now. Thanks to everyone.
>
> There has been some discussion off-group and the consensus is a juv male.
>
> From: <sbcobirding...> [mailto:<sbcobirding...>] On
> Behalf Of Jamie Chavez <almiyi...> [sbcobirding]
> Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 3:47 PM
> To: Sbcobirding
> Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Garganey
>
>
>
>
> More photos are available at my Flickr site from earlier today which
> includes one of the bird flying away. It was faster than the camera or my
> reaction to photographing it. Others were on hand today before noon so
> hopefully, more flight shots will be available. It has no trouble at all
> flying and I watched some rather aggressive behavior toward other ducks
> feeding nearby it. I also had to back up because it was walking too close
> to me. Weird.
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/almiyi/
>
> Jamie Chavez
> Santa Maria, CA
> On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 9:27 AM 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...><mailto:
> <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
> <mailto:<sbcobirding-noreply...>> wrote:
>
>
> Thanks. Hopefully we can get slightly better. The bird taking off appears
> to have the pointed tail feathers of an adult, but on the sitting bird, it
> seems some feathers might have a slight notch on the tip.
>
> --
> Jamie M. Chavez
> Santa Maria, CA
>
>
>
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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Date: 11/27/17 3:49 pm
From: 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Garganey
There are pretty good ones available now. Thanks to everyone.

There has been some discussion off-group and the consensus is a juv male.

From: <sbcobirding...> [mailto:<sbcobirding...>] On Behalf Of Jamie Chavez <almiyi...> [sbcobirding]
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 3:47 PM
To: Sbcobirding
Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Garganey




More photos are available at my Flickr site from earlier today which includes one of the bird flying away. It was faster than the camera or my reaction to photographing it. Others were on hand today before noon so hopefully, more flight shots will be available. It has no trouble at all flying and I watched some rather aggressive behavior toward other ducks feeding nearby it. I also had to back up because it was walking too close to me. Weird.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/almiyi/

Jamie Chavez
Santa Maria, CA
On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 9:27 AM 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...><mailto:<nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...><mailto:<sbcobirding-noreply...>> wrote:


Thanks. Hopefully we can get slightly better. The bird taking off appears to have the pointed tail feathers of an adult, but on the sitting bird, it seems some feathers might have a slight notch on the tip.

--
Jamie M. Chavez
Santa Maria, CA






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Date: 11/27/17 3:47 pm
From: Jamie Chavez <almiyi...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Garganey
More photos are available at my Flickr site from earlier today which
includes one of the bird flying away. It was faster than the camera or my
reaction to photographing it. Others were on hand today before noon so
hopefully, more flight shots will be available. It has no trouble at all
flying and I watched some rather aggressive behavior toward other ducks
feeding nearby it. I also had to back up because it was walking too close
to me. Weird.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/almiyi/

Jamie Chavez
Santa Maria, CA

On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 9:27 AM 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...>
[sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Thanks. Hopefully we can get slightly better. The bird taking off appears
> to have the pointed tail feathers of an adult, but on the sitting bird, it
> seems some feathers might have a slight notch on the tip.
>
>
>
>
--
Jamie M. Chavez
Santa Maria, CA

 

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Date: 11/27/17 3:10 pm
From: John Deacon <iseekbirds...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Colson Canyon

Marc Moritsch and I birded Colson Canyon this morning. Pretty much the usual suspects. It was pretty cold at the start and birding was slow but improved as sunlight drenched the canyon. At the Bathtub Loop we saw and heard a Pacific Wren (photo included in E Bird report), first time for this hotspot. A Pygmy Owl flushed at this location causing lots of activity, including the first Varied Thrush I have seen at this hotspot. We heard a Pygmy Owl at the Vista Overlook. Could have been the same bird.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40776534



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Date: 11/27/17 2:50 pm
From: John Deacon <iseekbirds...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Garganey Continues
Garganey continued at Waller Park today (11/27/17) at 1430 hrs. If anyone plans to come to SM to see this bird, and you want me to check on it for you before you take the time and spend the money on gas, give me a call. If I'm available I will check on it. I live 5 minutes from Waller Park and walk my dog close by almost daily.


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Date: 11/27/17 2:50 pm
From: Adam James Searcy <serpophaga...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Re: Garganey Molt
The handful of Garganey (hereafter GARG) references that I've consulted
(Birds of Europe, Madge and Burn Waterfowl Identification, and Rare Birds
of NA) suggest inconsistencies with this bird being an adult male in
eclipse plumage:

Underparts: The belly of an adult male should resemble an adult female and
be quite clean white, not mottled brown as shown by the Waller GARG, a
feature consistent with juveniles of either sex. A simple media search on
eBird brings up many photos of the Waller GARG standing and preening--it
has dingy brownish belly feathers throughout, not the cleaner white belly
shown in many photos of adult females online.


Face pattern: adult males in eclipse should have face patterns bolder than
those shown by adult females. Many photos of adult females I'm finding
online have much more striking face patterns than that of the Waller GARG
(note that some of these photos may have been eclipse males that were
mis-sexed).


I'd love it if someone with lots of GARG field experience could chime in
with respect to the above as I'm relying on zero experience with this
species in any plumage!

Lastly, the width of the white trailing edge to secondaries apparently
allows for ageing-- but maybe it's too subtle to use in photographs.

To quote Paul Keller (emphasis mine): "One would think that the molt status
of this Garganey might have a *bering *[sic] on its origin."


-- Adam Searcy
<serpophaga...>
Camarillo, CA

 

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Date: 11/27/17 1:23 pm
From: David Levasheff <dj_levasheff...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Garganey Molt
I have uploaded my preening photos to Flickr, link below.

David
Sent from my iPhone
https://www.flickr.com/photos/levaweb

> On Nov 26, 2017, at 16:12, David Levasheff <dj_levasheff...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:
>
> If anyone is interested, I got a bunch of preening shots this morning.
>
>
> David
> Sent from my iPhone
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/levaweb
>
>> On Nov 26, 2017, at 16:01, Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Interesting observation. This bird did not appear to be in fresh plumage. But I'm no expert on Garganey plumages or molt! This is why I suggested the bird be closely observed in person, rather than in photos, so one can see what all the feathers look like as the bird preens, etc.
>>
>> Thanks, Paul!
>>
>> Florence
>>
>>
>>
>> On Sunday, November 26, 2017 3:29 PM, "Paul Keller <496psk...> [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> One would think that the molt status of this Garganey might have a bering on its origin. The opportune time for an estate duck to escape might be just after molt when it has replaced its clipped primaries with fresh ones.
>>
>> Paul Keller
>> Vandenberg Village
>>
>>
>
>

 

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Date: 11/27/17 9:43 am
From: William Murdoch <williammurdochsb...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Hermit warbler
Female at the Music Academy, in trees above Butterfly Lane.

Bill Murdoch
Santa Barbara

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Date: 11/27/17 9:27 am
From: 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Garganey
Thanks. Hopefully we can get slightly better. The bird taking off appears to have the pointed tail feathers of an adult, but on the sitting bird, it seems some feathers might have a slight notch on the tip.

From: <sbcobirding...> [mailto:<sbcobirding...>] On Behalf Of Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> [sbcobirding]
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 9:10 AM
To: <tagdesjim...>
Cc: SBCOBirding Group
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Garganey




Yes it has been reported this morning at 7:00 at CALBIRDS.

This checklist has some in-flight photos showing the tips of the tail:
https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40760274


Wim van Dam (Solvang, CA)
---
SBCO #376*: Garganey




On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 8:50 AM, <tagdesjim...><mailto:<tagdesjim...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...><mailto:<sbcobirding-noreply...>> wrote:


If anyone is seeing the bird this morning could they post as I guess I should do as Curtis says..."Look at it now" since you're already "arguing" about it.

Jim Long

Santa Barbara







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Date: 11/27/17 9:10 am
From: Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Garganey
Yes it has been reported this morning at 7:00 at CALBIRDS.

This checklist has some in-flight photos showing the tips of the tail:
https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40760274


Wim van Dam (Solvang, CA)
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SBCO #376*: Garganey




On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 8:50 AM, <tagdesjim...> [sbcobirding] <
<sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> If anyone is seeing the bird this morning could they post as I guess I
> should do as Curtis says..."Look at it now" since you're already "arguing"
> about it.
>
> Jim Long
>
> Santa Barbara
>
>
>

 

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Date: 11/27/17 9:10 am
From: 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Cuyama 'usual suspects'
All,

Wes and I checked out the Cuyama, including a long drive up Santa Barbara and Dry Canyon to Cuyama Peak, hoping for Pinyon Jays. No luck on these. We did see 2 Golden Eagles, 4 Ferruginous Hawks, a Merlin, 2 Prairie Falcons, 2 Roadrunners, 8 Loggerhead Shrikes, 4 Mountain Bluebirds, 10 Tricolored Blackbirds, and 5 Lawrence's Goldfinches.

The conversion of alfalfa and grassland to vinyards, solar power stations, olive and pistachio groves continues apace, along with the conversion of tule-lined ponds to rubber lined ponds devoid of any life.

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Date: 11/27/17 8:50 am
From: <tagdesjim...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Garganey
If anyone is seeing the bird this morning could they post as I guess I should do as Curtis says..."Look at it now" since you're already "arguing" about it.
Jim Long
Santa Barbara
 

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Date: 11/27/17 8:28 am
From: 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Request for Garganey photos
All,

If anyone has good quality shots of the Garganey preening that would enable us to see the shape of the tips of the tail feathers, could you please make them available.

Nick Lethaby
Goleta, CA 93117

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Date: 11/27/17 8:21 am
From: 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Garganey Molt
These are not visible on your flickr site as far as I can see. I would be very interested to see these.

From: <sbcobirding...> [mailto:<sbcobirding...>] On Behalf Of David Levasheff <dj_levasheff...> [sbcobirding]
Sent: Sunday, November 26, 2017 4:12 PM
To: Florence Sanchez
Cc: Paul Keller; sbcobirding
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Garganey Molt



If anyone is interested, I got a bunch of preening shots this morning.
David
Sent from my iPhone
https://www.flickr.com/photos/levaweb

On Nov 26, 2017, at 16:01, Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...><mailto:<sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...><mailto:<sbcobirding-noreply...>> wrote:

Interesting observation. This bird did not appear to be in fresh plumage. But I'm no expert on Garganey plumages or molt! This is why I suggested the bird be closely observed in person, rather than in photos, so one can see what all the feathers look like as the bird preens, etc.

Thanks, Paul!

Florence


On Sunday, November 26, 2017 3:29 PM, "Paul Keller <496psk...><mailto:<496psk...> [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply...><mailto:<sbcobirding-noreply...>> wrote:


One would think that the molt status of this Garganey might have a bering on its origin. The opportune time for an estate duck to escape might be just after molt when it has replaced its clipped primaries with fresh ones.

Paul Keller
Vandenberg Village







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Date: 11/27/17 6:56 am
From: Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Fwd: Garganey age
Appears as though there is some disagreement as to the age of the (male) Garganey. See below.

Paul



From: Peter Pyle <ppyle...>
Date: Sunday, November 26, 2017
Subject: Garganey
To: jimpike444 <jimpike444...>, Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...>

Hi Jim and Paul -

Was snooping around on Siala and saw the Garganey discussion and
photos. I think this is an adult male in alternate ("eclipse")
plumage based on the solid blue lesser coverts, squared greater
coverts with full white tips, and full speculum otherwise. These and
the other "blue-winged" ducks stay in this plumage later into the
fall/inter than other Anas species. For what it's worth - feel free to repost.

Hope all is well Jim. Paul, I'll start dissecting the shrike wing and
tail morphology this week.

Cheers, Peter Pyle



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Date: 11/26/17 7:46 pm
From: Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Re: "Garganey" provenance (behavior) issues
Good observation.  
As we know, birds feeding tend to draw in other birds to the possible source (which is why we chum at sea). The Garganey at Waller Park seemed to be following the others to the bread feeders, but it stayed in the water and did not jump up on the bank, unlike the resident domestic waterfowl there.  It would be worth observing this behavior for a longer period of time than I gave it though. 
Florence Sanchez


On Sunday, November 26, 2017 7:22 PM, "'<oganc...>' <oganc...> [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:


  A recent migrant from the north may be a very naive bird, recognizing a good source [bread crumbs] and not recognizing a threat in people. I  have seen this in other young birds.
Chet Ogan

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Date: 11/26/17 7:22 pm
From: '<oganc...>' <oganc...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Re: "Garganey" provenance (behavior) issues
A recent migrant from the north may be a very naive bird, recognizing a good source [bread crumbs] and not recognizing a threat in people. I  have seen this in other young birds.
Chet Ogan

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Date: 11/26/17 6:16 pm
From: <steve.holzman...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Scaly-breasted Munia - Thanks
Thanks for all the help. It turned out that the first munia was very easy to see - my sister's back yard.

We also had them at Alice Keck Park and the Andree Clark Bird Refuge. Successfully saw Island Scrub-Jays and Island Fox on Santa Cruz.


Thanks again,
Steve & Rachel Holzman
Newport, OR






 

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Date: 11/26/17 6:01 pm
From: Jamie Chavez <almiyi...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Waller Park Hybrid Wigeon
I realize the Waller Park Garganey is the duck du jour, but I wonder if
anyone who has seen the wigeon hybrid would care to weigh in with an
opinion. I'm assuming most everyone who was looking at the Garganey also
spotted the wigeon in the front pond. After looking at images on the web
I've settled on American Wigeon X Mallard, although a cross with Gadwall is
a possibility. No two of either hybrid types appear to look the same. Some
comments I have received tend to agree with a Mallard cross.

Thanks,
--
Jamie M. Chavez
Santa Maria, CA

 

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Date: 11/26/17 5:48 pm
From: Dave Compton <davcompton60...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] More on Garganey
Just wanted to add one more note potentially related to origin. When the
Baikal Teal was in Lompoc about this time back in 2005, it was pointed out
that waterfowl breeders clip a rear toe on captive bred waterfowl. I have
read a bit about this on the web, but I'm not 100% sure what it means if a
duck still has both of its rear toes. But if it's missing one, that's
surely a good sign the bird is not wild. It does appear that this is
something done to the birds when they're very young, so even a hatch-year
bird like the young male at Waller Park would have had it's toe clipped
before it escaped, if the breeder was going to clip it.

Looking at some of my poor photos of the bird when it was out of the water,
it's pretty clear that the bird has a left rear toe. Looking at the first
of two photos in Marge and Don Thorton's checklist, it's clear that the
bird has both rear toes. Their checklist is here:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40755232

For what it's worth . . .

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara

 

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Date: 11/26/17 4:12 pm
From: David Levasheff <dj_levasheff...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Garganey Molt
If anyone is interested, I got a bunch of preening shots this morning.

David
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/levaweb

> On Nov 26, 2017, at 16:01, Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Interesting observation. This bird did not appear to be in fresh plumage. But I'm no expert on Garganey plumages or molt! This is why I suggested the bird be closely observed in person, rather than in photos, so one can see what all the feathers look like as the bird preens, etc.
>
> Thanks, Paul!
>
> Florence
>
>
>
> On Sunday, November 26, 2017 3:29 PM, "Paul Keller <496psk...> [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
>
> One would think that the molt status of this Garganey might have a bering on its origin. The opportune time for an estate duck to escape might be just after molt when it has replaced its clipped primaries with fresh ones.
>
> Paul Keller
> Vandenberg Village
>
>
>

 

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Date: 11/26/17 4:01 pm
From: Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Garganey Molt
Interesting observation.  This bird did not appear to be in fresh plumage.  But I'm no expert on Garganey plumages or molt!  This is why I suggested the bird be closely observed in person, rather than in photos, so one can see what all the feathers look like as the bird preens, etc.
Thanks, Paul!
Florence


On Sunday, November 26, 2017 3:29 PM, "Paul Keller <496psk...> [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:


  One would think that the molt status of this Garganey might have a bering on its origin. The opportune time for an estate duck to escape might be just after molt when it has replaced its clipped primaries with fresh ones.

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Date: 11/26/17 3:29 pm
From: Paul Keller <496psk...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Garganey Molt
One would think that the molt status of this Garganey might have a bering on its origin. The opportune time for an estate duck to escape might be just after molt when it has replaced its clipped primaries with fresh ones.

Paul Keller
Vandenberg Village

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Date: 11/26/17 2:58 pm
From: Joan Lentz <joanlentz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Birding Hope Ranch this a.m.
Hi All: Mark Holmgren and I birded Hope Ranch this morning, wanting to get a feel for the bird activity out that way. Our first stop was a walk along the bridle path that parallels Las Palmas near Via Bendita. Although there were lots of birds, we failed to detect anything special. Habitat looks excellent. Best we could do was a Brown Creeper. Then we drove to Hope Ranch South and followed a route paralleling Marina Dr. both south and north. Best habitat was on Cantera where we had a Wilson’s Warbler in a tipu tree. Hope Ranch could well prove productive, but the birds aren’t concentrated, so it takes a ton of time. We didn’t do Laguna Blanca today, but it was packed with waterfowl.

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Date: 11/26/17 12:46 pm
From: <zonetail...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Garganey photos
I've put three photos of the presumed Garganey on my Flickr page:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/159344319@N03/?

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Date: 11/26/17 12:11 pm
From: Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Waller Park Birds
The Garganey was readily visible in the front pond this morning--yes, coming to the bread feeders when they were present.  But so were a male Pintail, 2 Cackling Geese, and later, a male Wood Duck, birds whose provenance has not been questioned.
The Garganey's feathers appear to be worn and it might even be getting ready to molt.  I'll let the experts fight over the provenance of this one, but I think that should be judged by viewing the bird in person.
Meanwhile, after seeing the Garganey, several of us trooped elsewhere in the park to find the Gray Flycatcher and Slate-colored Juncos.  On the way, we found a Swamp Sparrow in one of the rear ponds.  The Gray Flycatcher continues at the edge of an open area on the south side of the Park (west of the Gazebo).  The Juncos did not put i an appearance at first, but after the rest of the group departed, I found one on the ground in a mixed flock of Western Bluebirds, Yellow-rumped Warblers, and a couple of Oregon-type Juncos.
Mark's map was right on about where to look for these birds.  Thank you Mark!
Florence Sanchez

 

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Date: 11/26/17 11:04 am
From: James Pike <jimpike444...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Re: "Garganey" provenance (behavior) issues
It appears that my Wisconsin brethren Basil understandably focuses on
selling 'fancy' adult ducks rather than ducklings or dull youngsters. While
I'm no expert on ducks, the current bird appears to primarily (entirely?)
be in worn, dull juvenile plumage, with bluish gray median and lesser
coverts and broad white tips to the greater coverts indicative of a male.
I'd be more concerned if an adult Garganey (especially a 'fancy' male) had
swiftly joined the bread line at a local park rather than a juvenile bird.
And I note in Reeber (2015) in reference to Garganeys that "the scarcity
(and difficulty) of captive breeding, along with its rather high value,
make it less likely to escape from captivity than many other waterfowl
species."

Jim Pike
HB



RE; Paul makes a valid point about this birds' wild origin, and this is the
first thing to think about after seeing the duck and saying, "Wow, a
Garganey", but I would just add that over the years there have been other
wild ducks and geese in Waller Park including Northern Pintail, Wood Duck
(both there now), American Wigeon, Green-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal (I
recall Cinnamon Teal coming to handouts), Common Merganser, Ross's, Snow,
Canada, and Cackling Geese- truly wild birds and almost all of which have
been corrupted by free breadcrumbs in time. On the other hand, you can
purchase any number of ducks for your waterfowl collection here in the US
which include rarities that have turned up in CA such as Falcated Duck,
Smew and Baikal Teal. You could purchase Garganey from Wisconsin at the
link below, but darn it- they're out of stock!

https://www.basducks.com/Garganey-Teal-Duck-p/garg-teal.htm

Jamie Chavez
Santa Maria, CA

 

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Date: 11/26/17 9:50 am
From: <zonetail...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Garganey still present
The putative Garganey was seen by many in Waller Park this morning.

Hugh Ranson
Santa Barbara



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Date: 11/26/17 6:50 am
From: Jamie Chavez <almiyi...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] "Garganey" provenance (behavior) issues
Paul makes a valid point about this birds' wild origin, and this is the
first thing to think about after seeing the duck and saying, "Wow, a
Garganey", but I would just add that over the years there have been other
wild ducks and geese in Waller Park including Northern Pintail, Wood Duck
(both there now), American Wigeon, Green-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal (I
recall Cinnamon Teal coming to handouts), Common Merganser, Ross's, Snow,
Canada, and Cackling Geese- truly wild birds and almost all of which have
been corrupted by free breadcrumbs in time. On the other hand, you can
purchase any number of ducks for your waterfowl collection here in the US
which include rarities that have turned up in CA such as Falcated Duck,
Smew and Baikal Teal. You could purchase Garganey from Wisconsin at the
link below, but darn it- they're out of stock!

https://www.basducks.com/Garganey-Teal-Duck-p/garg-teal.htm

Jamie Chavez
Santa Maria, CA

On Sun, Nov 26, 2017 at 6:19 AM Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...>
[sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> In addition to the identification of this Santa Maria bird being
> discussed--although it certainly looks very much like a Garganey in most
> respects--Mark H. has also mentioned that the bird is on one of the
> "duck ponds" at Waller Park and is very tame, and, with its domestic
> Mallard friends, in fact swims TOWARD children throwing bread!!!
> Clearly there are provenance issues to deal with as well. Now, on the
> flip side, these same ponds have had presumably wild Ross's, Snow, and
> Cackling Geese over the years that got corrupted by the local riff-raff
> and then stayed themselves for years, and some wintering, returning
> Tufted Ducks elsewhere in the U.S. (including in Oakland) have become
> quite tame and may even beg for bread. But....... true for a skittish
> teal? Basically eating bread at a park pond? All these waterfowl
> species mentioned here are available for sale, though at a widely
> varying degree and price.
>
> Well, as our dear friend Curtis Marantz would say, "Look at it now, and
> argue about it later" may or may not be the correct route to take.
> Depends on how much time and gas one wishes to spend. But I gotta say
> that this seems a bit fishy...er, bread-crumby.
>
> --Paul Lehman
>
>
>
--
Jamie M. Chavez
Santa Maria, CA

 

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Date: 11/26/17 6:19 am
From: Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] "Garganey" provenance (behavior) issues
In addition to the identification of this Santa Maria bird being
discussed--although it certainly looks very much like a Garganey in most
respects--Mark H. has also mentioned that the bird is on one of the
"duck ponds" at Waller Park and is very tame, and, with its domestic
Mallard friends, in fact swims TOWARD children throwing bread!!! 
Clearly there are provenance issues to deal with as well.  Now, on the
flip side, these same ponds have had presumably wild Ross's, Snow, and
Cackling Geese over the years that got corrupted by the local riff-raff
and then stayed themselves for years, and some wintering, returning
Tufted Ducks elsewhere in the U.S. (including in Oakland) have become
quite tame and may even beg for bread. But.......  true for a skittish
teal? Basically eating bread at a park pond?  All these waterfowl
species mentioned here are available for sale, though at a widely
varying degree and price.

Well, as our dear friend Curtis Marantz would say, "Look at it now, and
argue about it later" may or may not be the correct route to take.
Depends on how much time and gas one wishes to spend. But I gotta say
that this seems a bit fishy...er, bread-crumby.

--Paul Lehman



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Date: 11/25/17 8:11 pm
From: Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Probably Garganey and other North County delights Saturday
At River Park on the east side of Lompoc, the female *Vermilion Flycatcher*
found by Wim Van Dam a couple weeks ago was still present at the pond and
again just east of the pond.
On Vandenberg AFB (access is restricted) at the Union Pacific RR trestle
over San Antonio Creek was a Wilson's Warbler. The San Antonio Creek
Estuary had multiple Sora and Virginia Rails and several Black-vented
Shearwaters offshore.
Waller Park had the Gray Flycatcher that Jamie Chavez reported, and I
failed to see, but also 2 *Slate-colored Juncos* (male and female), and
this likely *Garganey*. Nick Lethaby says that California has not had a
Garganey in 15 years. eBird shows no California records since the 1990s.
Jamie has already posted his photos to SB Co. Birding. My eBird checklists
with photos for the day will be up soon. (To check on eBird posts for the
day or week go to:
http://ebird.org/ebird/subnational2/US-CA-083?yr=all)

To see the Garganey in Waller Park, this map may assist you:
goo.gl/Am288R
Zoom in, click on each upside down red teardrop for information on where to
enter, where to park, and where birds may be found.

Mark Holmgren
Santa Barbara

 

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Date: 11/25/17 6:01 pm
From: 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Possible Garganey, Waller Park
I am pretty convinced by these new shots. From some quick research, it looks like the pale trailing edge to the secondary is not found on BW or Cinnamon Teal.

I am a bit concerned about the hint of fleshy-orange on the sides of the bill base, but need to check into this.


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From: "Jamie Chavez <almiyi...> [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Date: Sat, Nov 25, 2017, 5:15 PM
To: Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...>
CC: SBCo Birding <sbcobirding...>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Possible Garganey, Waller Park



I've just added photos to my Flickr site here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/almiyi/

Jamie Chavez
Santa Maria, CA

On Sat, Nov 25, 2017 at 4:19 PM Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...><mailto:<maholmgren33...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...><mailto:<sbcobirding-noreply...>> wrote:


A bird here looks to be a Garganey. Jamie Chavez and I are at the front pond at Waller Pk.

34.90286 -120.43693
2 crummy photos attached. Jamie is getting good ones.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/91666839@N00/shares/c138W6

Mark Holmgren
Santa Maria

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Santa Maria, CA




 

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Date: 11/25/17 5:15 pm
From: Jamie Chavez <almiyi...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Possible Garganey, Waller Park
I've just added photos to my Flickr site here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/almiyi/

Jamie Chavez
Santa Maria, CA

On Sat, Nov 25, 2017 at 4:19 PM Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...>
[sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> A bird here looks to be a Garganey. Jamie Chavez and I are at the front
> pond at Waller Pk.
> 34.90286 -120.43693
> 2 crummy photos attached. Jamie is getting good ones.
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/91666839@N00/shares/c138W6
>
> Mark Holmgren
> Santa Maria
>
>
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Santa Maria, CA

 

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Date: 11/25/17 4:19 pm
From: Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Possible Garganey, Waller Park
A bird here looks to be a Garganey. Jamie Chavez and I are at the front pond at Waller Pk.
34.90286 -120.43693
2 crummy photos attached. Jamie is getting good ones.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/91666839@N00/shares/c138W6

Mark Holmgren
Santa Maria
 

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Date: 11/25/17 2:54 pm
From: Jamie Chavez <almiyi...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Re: Gray Flycatcher in Santa Maria
Some photos of the Gray Flycatcher in Waller Park this morning can be found
at the checklist link below. I can add one female Varied Thrush near the
empty caretaker's house along the north edge of the park, and the weird
hybrid wigeon (presumed American Wigeon X Mallard) continues in the front
pond along with three Wood Ducks and four Cackling Geese.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40721877



On Sat, Nov 25, 2017 at 9:20 AM Jamie Chavez <almiyi...> wrote:

> There is a GRAY FLYCATCHER currently in Waller Park in Santa Maria. It is
> around the large oaks immediately south of the gazebo which is in the
> center of the park. It has been staying fairly low in the oaks and dropping
> to the ground on occasion. I'll post some photos later.
>
>
> --
> Jamie M. Chavez
> Santa Maria, CA
>
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Santa Maria, CA

 

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Date: 11/25/17 1:24 pm
From: Brad Hacker <bradley_r_hacker...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Davy Jones Trail
Walked the upper 2 miles of Davy Jones Trail this morning. Plenty of water Best birds were PACIFIC WREN, MOUNTAIN QUAIL and VARIED THRUSH. 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40724985

Good birding,
Brad HackerGoletahttps://www.flickr.com/photos/bradley_hacker/ 

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Date: 11/25/17 12:21 pm
From: Joan Lentz <joanlentz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Hooded Oriole
Hi All: In an attempt to do some pre-CBC scouting, I took a stroll down Cota Lane in Montecito. Among a flock of birds, I had an adult female Hooded Oriole. No problem with the i.d. Perhaps the bird was feeding on a well-fruited persimmon tree nearby?
Copy of my list here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/email?subID=S40725171 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/email?subID=S40725171>

Good birding!

Joan Lentz
 

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Date: 11/25/17 11:47 am
From: Dave Compton <davcompton60...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Padaro Lane low-end stuff
This morning, I birded Padaro Lane, covering about 0.5 miles of the section
where the Bay-breasted was present for two days earlier this week, and
briefly checking for the Swamp Sparrow that was previously reported. No
luck with either bird (not surprising in the case of the Bay-breasted). I
did see a BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER, possibly a wintering bird, in the
bigger oak by the driveway at 3111, and two GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS, mostly
in Monterey Cypress, about 3177 and 3191.

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara

 

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Date: 11/25/17 9:20 am
From: Jamie Chavez <almiyi...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Gray Flycatcher in Santa Maria
There is a GRAY FLYCATCHER currently in Waller Park in Santa Maria. It is
around the large oaks immediately south of the gazebo which is in the
center of the park. It has been staying fairly low in the oaks and dropping
to the ground on occasion. I'll post some photos later.


--
Jamie M. Chavez
Santa Maria, CA

 

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Date: 11/25/17 7:30 am
From: Rebecca Fagan Coulter <rfcphoebe...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Kite roost More Mesa
Birders,
Last evening I walked out on More Mesa to take in the spectacular sunset. When I arrived at 4:30, three White-tailed Kites were interacting along the northwest corner. By the time it was too dark to see, I counted 16 kites gathering in the oaks along the northern border of the Mesa. At this point I was standing on the edge of the bluffs, peering by scope through the dim light, so I may easily have missed some birds. I’ve never seen one of the large kite roosts, so this was a treat.

Rebecca Coulter
Santa Barbara

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Date: 11/25/17 5:52 am
From: Jamie Chavez <almiyi...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Coot numbers at Laguna Blanca
eBird also has a couple of helpful tutorials on bird counting basics
beginning on this webpage:

http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/counting-101/

Jamie Chavez
Santa Maria, CA

On Fri, Nov 24, 2017 at 8:30 PM Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...>
[sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Frustrated by my imprecise counts of waterfowl arrived at by
> 'guesstimation', I took 8 photos of Laguna Blanca today, then tallied
> counts of individual coots from each photo.
> Whereas on 20 November I guesstimated 400 American Coots, today's tally
> came to *1165 individuals*. And there were hidden coots that I could not
> photograph so this is a low count of the number actually present. Even
> using this low count I had underestimated on 20 Nov by nearly 1/3. Today's
> checklist:
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40712679
>
> I think the message is, clarify how your counts of large bird gatherings
> were made. If you went to extra effort to be accurate, let it be known.
> If you did not make a special effort, clarify that.
>
> This link is a pretty useful guide to counting waterfowl:
> https://www.fws.gov/waterfowlsurveys/forms/counting.jsp?menu=counting
>
> <https://www.fws.gov/waterfowlsurveys/forms/counting.jsp?menu=counting>
> Mark Holmgren
> Santa Barbara
>
>
> __
>
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Santa Maria, CA

 

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Date: 11/24/17 8:37 pm
From: Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Flammulated Owl
I seem to be getting all my posts, so perhaps it's a Yahoo problem?
Anyway, please keep us appraised of the identification status of this bird.  I hope you retrieved the body* so that it can be taken to the Museum of Natural History.  That would confirm the identification and would provide a much needed skin for their collection.
(FYI for those who do not know:  If you find a dead rare bird, wrap it in plastic and keep it in your freezer until you can take it to the Museum.  Makes detailed notes of the location and date where you found it.  The Museum Vertebrate Biology Department needs this info.)
Florence Sanchez


On Friday, November 24, 2017 6:34 PM, "Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...> [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:


  I am kinda tripp’n out, I am not getting all my emails. I just found out by reading Jamie’s reply that this was sent to SBCO.
Are you guys getting all your mail?
Dang, how many other good posts have gone by?

Wes Fritz805 895 <0685wes-fritz...> CA
On Nov 24, 2017, at 6:17 PM, Jamie Chavez <almiyi...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:

  Since Flam Owl is a summer bird I have to wonder if this is was Common Poorwill (black eye and all).
Jamie ChavezSanta Maria, CA

On Fri, Nov 24, 2017 at 5:16 PM <bikertom...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:

  Seen on private property in San Antonio Creek area.  Unfortunately it was deceased, cause unknown.
Looked just like this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flammulated_owl
Black eye was unmistakable.  OAL was 6 1/2".
tom
Santa Barbara


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Date: 11/24/17 8:35 pm
From: 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] [sbcobirding] Coot numbers at Laguna Blanca
I counted 1600 a few days ago.

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Date: Fri, Nov 24, 2017, 8:28 PM
To: SBCo Birding <sbcobirding...>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] [sbcobirding] Coot numbers at Laguna Blanca



Frustrated by my imprecise counts of waterfowl arrived at by 'guesstimation', I took 8 photos of Laguna Blanca today, then tallied counts of individual coots from each photo.
Whereas on 20 November I guesstimated 400 American Coots, today's tally came to 1165 individuals. And there were hidden coots that I could not photograph so this is a low count of the number actually present. Even using this low count I had underestimated on 20 Nov by nearly 1/3. Today's checklist:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40712679

I think the message is, clarify how your counts of large bird gatherings were made. If you went to extra effort to be accurate, let it be known. If you did not make a special effort, clarify that.

This link is a pretty useful guide to counting waterfowl:
https://www.fws.gov/waterfowlsurveys/forms/counting.jsp?menu=counting

<https://www.fws.gov/waterfowlsurveys/forms/counting.jsp?menu=counting>
Mark Holmgren
Santa Barbara




 

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Date: 11/24/17 8:26 pm
From: Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Coot numbers at Laguna Blanca
Frustrated by my imprecise counts of waterfowl arrived at by
'guesstimation', I took 8 photos of Laguna Blanca today, then tallied
counts of individual coots from each photo.
Whereas on 20 November I guesstimated 400 American Coots, today's tally
came to *1165 individuals*. And there were hidden coots that I could not
photograph so this is a low count of the number actually present. Even
using this low count I had underestimated on 20 Nov by nearly 1/3. Today's
checklist:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40712679

I think the message is, clarify how your counts of large bird gatherings
were made. If you went to extra effort to be accurate, let it be known.
If you did not make a special effort, clarify that.

This link is a pretty useful guide to counting waterfowl:
https://www.fws.gov/waterfowlsurveys/forms/counting.jsp?menu=counting

<https://www.fws.gov/waterfowlsurveys/forms/counting.jsp?menu=counting>
Mark Holmgren
Santa Barbara

 

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Date: 11/24/17 6:33 pm
From: Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Flammulated Owl
I am kinda tripp’n out, I am not getting all my emails. I just found out by reading Jamie’s reply that this was sent to SBCO.

Are you guys getting all your mail?

Dang, how many other good posts have gone by?

Wes Fritz
805 895 0685
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Solvang CA

On Nov 24, 2017, at 6:17 PM, Jamie Chavez <almiyi...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:

Since Flam Owl is a summer bird I have to wonder if this is was Common Poorwill (black eye and all).

Jamie Chavez
Santa Maria, CA

> On Fri, Nov 24, 2017 at 5:16 PM <bikertom...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Seen on private property in San Antonio Creek area. Unfortunately it was deceased, cause unknown.
> Looked just like this:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flammulated_owl
> Black eye was unmistakable. OAL was 6 1/2".
> tom
> Santa Barbara
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>
>

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Date: 11/24/17 6:17 pm
From: Jamie Chavez <almiyi...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Flammulated Owl
Since Flam Owl is a summer bird I have to wonder if this is was Common
Poorwill (black eye and all).

Jamie Chavez
Santa Maria, CA

On Fri, Nov 24, 2017 at 5:16 PM <bikertom...> [sbcobirding] <
<sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Seen on private property in San Antonio Creek area. Unfortunately it was
> deceased, cause unknown.
> Looked just like this:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flammulated_owl
> Black eye was unmistakable. OAL was 6 1/2".
> tom
> Santa Barbara
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>
>
>
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Jamie M. Chavez
Santa Maria, CA

 

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Date: 11/24/17 5:19 pm
From: Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Flammulated Owl
Tom: was it freshly dead? Please tell me that there are photos of this
unusual find.

Thanks


Wim van Dam (Solvang, CA)
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On Fri, Nov 24, 2017 at 4:08 PM, <bikertom...> [sbcobirding] <
<sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Seen on private property in San Antonio Creek area. Unfortunately it was
> deceased, cause unknown.
> Looked just like this:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flammulated_owl
> Black eye was unmistakable. OAL was 6 1/2".
> tom
> Santa Barbara
>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 11/24/17 5:16 pm
From: <bikertom...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Flammulated Owl
Seen on private property in San Antonio Creek area. Unfortunately it was deceased, cause unknown.
Looked just like this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flammulated_owl https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flammulated_owl
Black eye was unmistakable. OAL was 6 1/2".
tom
Santa Barbara


 

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Date: 11/24/17 4:39 pm
From: Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] SB low end birds
SB Birders,

We birded several locations today in Santa Barbara and Goleta. The birds of note are one Surfbird in with the 10 Black Turnstones on the breakwater of SB Harbor. One adult male Wood Duck on Laurel Reservoir. 2 Common Ground Doves near “ Dennis Reservoir” which was empty, but not dry. This is off of N. Patterson Ave. a pair of Band-tailed Pigeons nesting at Stow Grove Park. LLC had 3 Virginia Rails, 2 Sora, 1 YB Sapsucker and 1 RB Sapsucker.

Good birding.

Wes Fritz
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Date: 11/24/17 2:32 pm
From: Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Pelagic Birder Needed
If you have some experience with pelagic birds and would like to help out
with the Carpinteria Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 16th, please get in touch
with me. Channel Keeper will provide us with a boat. We just need one or
two birders. Thanks,

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Date: 11/24/17 1:18 pm
From: Libby Patten <libby_patten...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Winchester Canyon this morning
I led the Friday Audubon walk around the San Miguel Open Space off Winchester Canyon Rd. in Goleta. Fairly birdy with the best birds being a White-tailed Kite and late Wilson's Warbler. 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40703477
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Date: 11/24/17 11:59 am
From: Nick Lethaby <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Friday birds and Female Eurasian Wigeon thoughts
All,

I started off checking Atascadero Creek W of Patterson today. The only
birds of much interest were a Nashville Warbler, an orestera OC Warbler,
and a CB Chickadee.

At the Sandpiper Golf Course, a mixed goose flock held 25 Aleutian Cackling
Geese, 14 Canada Geese, a Lesser Canada Goose, a Snow and a Ross's.

Having checked a bunch of spots in Goleta the last two days, I think it is
very likely that the female Eurasian Wigeon reported by Hugh at Laguna
Blanca is the same bird that has been in Goleta the last 3 winters.

Nick Lethaby
Goleta

 

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Date: 11/24/17 9:24 am
From: Eric Culbertson <ebc101...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Another Nashville Warbler
One was in willow along the far northern edge of Carpinteria estuary early this morning.

Eric Culbertson
Carpinteria

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Date: 11/23/17 8:32 am
From: Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Carpitneria Salt Marsh
Carpinteria Salt Marsh, Thursday morning, November 23, 2017

The Marsh was nice and birdy this morning with 35 species showing up to be
counted. Highlight was a WHITE-TAILED KITE. This bird has become regular;
I've seen it 5 times in the last 10 days. It has been perching in a tall
bare tree on the west side of Sandyland Cove Road and hovering over Basin
1. Yesterday, it was perched with a small rodent in its talon.

Also of note, 2 SWALLOW SP., 9 BLUE-WINGED TEAL and a huge flock of birds
(200+ - probably Black-bellied Plovers or Willets) flying way over at the
western edge of Basin 3.

Rob Denholtz
Carp

 

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Date: 11/22/17 9:26 pm
From: Chet Ogan <oganc...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] RE: Possible hybrid Gebe
That's a winter plumage Clark's Grebe.  Except for the bill color, Western and Clark's Grebes are difficult to tell apart because the black comes below the eye in both. 
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Date: 11/22/17 7:46 pm
From: Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Fig Mountain
SB Birders,
We birded up on Figueroa Mountain for a couple of hours today. Our main target bird was Mountain Quail, we detected several Quail and we managed good looks at a few. Also seen was one Greater Roadrunner near the cistern between Cachuma Saddle and Ranger Peak. The birds of note are 2 Varied Thrush, one at the entrance to Figueroa Campground and another along the Catway Road about a quarter mile past the picnic table. We also heard a Fox Sparrow singing a partial song and the Canyon Wren was still hanging out. The other bird of note was a Lewis’s Woodpecker. It was seen from the pavement at the last turnout before the Catway Road, when coming up from Los Olivos. We later saw it again on the same tree from the Catway Road as we were leaving.
SMRE, had many loons and a Sea Otter.
Gaviota had one Thayer’s Gull.

Good birding

Wes Fritz
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Date: 11/22/17 7:42 pm
From: <zonetail...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Grebe, part two
This from "Birds of Santa Barbara": Nesting at Lake Cachuma was first documented
in 1992, when up to 60 pairs with
many young were present 229+ July. In addition, at least 2 mixed Western X
Clarks
pairs with young were seen, along with 2 or 3 intermediate-looking adults paired
with
Westerns. Another mixed pairing with a chick was noted in August 2000.

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Date: 11/22/17 7:17 pm
From: <bikertom...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Osprey and BKF at the SB Harbor this AM
The
Belted Kingfisher was along the breakwater and is a little skittish. Early AM there were few folks to bother him. The Osprey is easy to find - just look for a big black blob on top of a sailboat mast.
Happy TG to all.
tom
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Date: 11/22/17 7:17 pm
From: <zonetail...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Possible hybrid grebe
On Monday I photographed a grebe at the Santa Barbara Harbor that I think might
be a hybrid between Western and Clark's. Some features were intermediate
between the two species. The bill was quite yellow--not orange as in Clark's or
yellowy green as in Western,-- and the dark on the face stopped at the eye. On a
typical Western the dark extends below the eye. The culmen was dark, as in
Western. In researching hybrids online, I found that they are not particularly
rare as a small percentage of the Aechmophorous grebe species do interbreed.
Comments welcomed.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/159344319@N03/?

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Santa Barbara





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Date: 11/22/17 3:31 pm
From: Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Lark Bunting not seen today
I tried to dig up the Lark Bunting seen yesterday on the UCSB Campus Lagoon
'Island' yesterday morning. No luck. Here's where I looked.
https://flic.kr/p/21K7qUC

Mark Holmgren
Santa Barbara

 

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Date: 11/22/17 10:35 am
From: Eric Culbertson <ebc101...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Padaro Lane (no Bay-breasted Warbler)
All,

Spent time this morning looking for the Bay-breasted Warbler without luck. Last sighting of the bird was 11/20. Best birds here this morning were the continuing Nashville Warbler, and nearby a Black-throated gray Warbler. The Swamp Sparrow also continues today across from 3545 Padaro Lane.

Eric Culbertson
Carpinteria

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Date: 11/22/17 8:07 am
From: Brad Hacker <bradley_r_hacker...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Palm Warbler
N edge of Cabrillo Business Park near concrete spillway. 34.42848 119.86132


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Date: 11/21/17 8:46 pm
From: Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] East Pinery Road Nov. 21
I hiked East Pinery Road this morning, hoping I might see the Mysterious raptor I saw on my last visit.  No luck this time, nor did I see a Merlin here again.  The area still had a lot of bird activity, especially by Mountain Chickadees.  I saw more of them along the road on this visit than I ever have before.  With one group of Chickadees were two Townsend's Warblers.  I had several White-breasted Nuthatches this morning, but no Red-breasted or Pygmy.  I spotted two Fox Sparrows: one Sooty type, and one Thick-billed Slaty type.  A Canyon Wren continues to be active along the road near the top.
Best finds today were Mountain Quail in two different locations.  I flushed one, possibly two at the beginning of the road; then at the keyhole turn-around at the bottom, I had three foraging alongside the road for several minutes.  What handsome birds they are and much bigger than their Valley cousins.
Flies were almost absent on my last visit there but they were out with a vengeance today.  Ugh!
Florence Sanchez

 

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Date: 11/21/17 5:38 pm
From: John Deacon <iseekbirds...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] White Throated Sparrow

I know. Horrible pics but they are diagnostic. First one I've seen at my house this year.

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Date: 11/21/17 3:34 pm
From: Libby Patten <libby_patten...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Lark Bunting on UCSB Campus Lagoon Island
I tried later, about 11:40 - 12:40 and couldn't find it. I did hear an odd, repeating, two-note vocalization near the ground I didn't recognize towards the center of the island. 
Libby Patten

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On Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 2:59 PM, Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:

 

I regret not posting this sooner.  At about 8:22 this morning during a monthly survey of the campus lagoon, Lisa Stratton, Santiago Lupi, and I saw a Lark Bunting.  The bird was seen by us on the western end of the 'island' and by others toward the east side of the island.  I have not heard if the bird has been seen, or tried for, after around 9am.
Here's the location:https://flic.kr/p/ZpQddn
Here's the bird:
https://flic.kr/p/DCtRpy

Mark HolmgrenSanta Barbara
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Date: 11/21/17 2:59 pm
From: Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Lark Bunting on UCSB Campus Lagoon Island
I regret not posting this sooner. At about 8:22 this morning during a
monthly survey of the campus lagoon, Lisa Stratton, Santiago Lupi, and I
saw a Lark Bunting. The bird was seen by us on the western end of the
'island' and by others toward the east side of the island. I have not
heard if the bird has been seen, or tried for, after around 9am.
Here's the location:
https://flic.kr/p/ZpQddn

Here's the bird:
https://flic.kr/p/DCtRpy

Mark Holmgren
Santa Barbara

 

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Date: 11/21/17 1:09 pm
From: David Levasheff <dj_levasheff...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Lark Bunting...
I posted a couple ID shots of the Lark Bunting at the Flickr link below.

David
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> On Nov 21, 2017, at 12:44, 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:
>
> All,
>
>
>
> A Lark Bunting was found in UCSB this am (not by me).
>
>
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S40642591
>
>
>
> Nick
>
>

 

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Date: 11/21/17 12:44 pm
From: 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Lark Bunting...
All,

A Lark Bunting was found in UCSB this am (not by me).

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S40642591

Nick
 

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Date: 11/21/17 7:02 am
From: <peterschneekloth...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Cachuma CBC
All - We are looking for a show of hands for those that will participate in the Cachuma CBC scheduled for December 27, 2017. You can reply directly to this post (be sure it's to me only) or to my e mail which is full first and last name at yahoo.com.


We should have some improved habitat this year with the lake at a higher level and water in sections of the river. I was able to take a Lake Cachuma Nature cruise last weekend and it was a wonderful two hours on the lake. If you have never done it or are due for a repeat trip I highly recommend it. The naturalist do a great job of sharing their insight and it is just such peaceful setting. Highlights were two adult Bald Eagle, Osprey sitting on the bank with a fish, Peregrine Falcon, White Pelican and the Grebes provide non stop entertainment. The duck and geese numbers should continue to build as we get deeper into winter but there is already a nice mix.


The count is also a great time to visit some great birding locations in the valley with restricted access. The sight of many thousands of Blackbirds and Starlings coming in to roost at Sedgewick Preserve (restricted access) is alone worth spending the day.


Our scouts have been turning up some great birds so get out there and scout those circles.


The Cachuma CBC team.








 

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Date: 11/20/17 2:04 pm
From: Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Bay Breasted Warbler
Three birders got good views of the female Bay-breasted Warbler at 3111 Padaro Lane between 8:30-8:45 this morning.   Then it fleww firther back along the drive.
Some observation notes:1.  The bird has a distinct chip.  I heard it before I saw it and immediately knew it was something different.2.  The bird is very active and flicks her wings a lot.3.  The wingbars are very noticeable--far more that illustrations indicate.4.  The pinkish wash on the flanks is more obvious in the shade.  It washes out in full sun.
After it flew back along the drive, Bill Murdoch and I went over to Santa Monica Creek to see if we could turn up the Orchard Oriole, but were did not see it.  We apparently left before Rebecca and Barbara showed up and had better luck.
Thank you Eric for this great find--county bird for me.
Florence Sanchez

 

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Date: 11/20/17 2:02 pm
From: David Levasheff <dj_levasheff...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Bay-breasted Warbler pics
Posted on my flickr page, link below.

David
Sent from my iPhone
https://www.flickr.com/photos/levaweb
 

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Date: 11/20/17 12:21 pm
From: <zonetail...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] New TK, Goldeneye, etc.
This morning there was a non-vocalizing Tropical-type Kingbird at More Mesa,
close the the western boundary. I paid a quick visit to Laguna Blanca on the
way home, and it is FULL of birds. Highlights included a female Common
Goldeneye, what I think was a female Eurasian Wigeon, 11 "Aleutian" Cackling
Geese, 9 Greater White-fronted Geese (probably the flock that spends time at La
Cumbre Junior High), and a White-faced Ibis. I'm sure I missed a lot, too.

Hugh Ranson
Santa Barbara



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Date: 11/20/17 11:26 am
From: Rebecca Fagan Coulter <rfcphoebe...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Orchard Oriole
Seen nicely this morning feeding on the cape honeysuckle flowers along Santa Monica Creek x El Carro Ln.

Rebecca Coulter and Barb Millett
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Date: 11/20/17 8:29 am
From: Brad Hacker <bradley_r_hacker...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Grebes
There are about 400 grebes in the bay immediately east of El Capitan; might make good hunting for a rednecked grebe in the afternoon when the light is better.


Brad HackerGoletahttps://www.flickr.com/photos/bradley_hacker/ 

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Date: 11/20/17 8:05 am
From: Eric Culbertson <ebc101...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Bay-breasted Warbler continues
Showed up at 7:20am in second oak in from driveway on right side. 3111 Padaro Lane in Carpinteria. Currently hover gleaning on sunny side of oaks.

This property is under construction with lots of workers driving in and out so be courteous and say hi to everyone.

Eric Culbertson
Carpinteria

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Date: 11/19/17 8:07 pm
From: Eric Culbertson <ebc101...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Bay-breast photos
Thank you Hugh for photographing this bird!

I'm hoping others will post later that the bird was re-found this evening but as of about 3:45pm when I left the bird had not been seen since disappearing around 2:30pm. Larry B, John Callender and myself had enjoyed it for roughly thirty minutes high overhead in the oak closest to, and to the left of the entrance gate to 3111 Padaro Lane until then. We believe the bird flew east out of this tree when we lost it. We also had a Nashville Warbler here briefly during this time.

I first had the bird sometime after 9am at the above address and stayed on it on and off until I left around 1pm. During this time the bird foraged exclusively in the oaks on either side of the driveway and further inside the property, staying mostly concealed within the foliage at all heights. Clear views of the bird were few and far between. I would loose it for 10 or 15 minutes at a time as it made "laps" through the oaks with the other birds. At least twice the bird flew clear of the property and over Padaro Lane toward the highway where I would loose it only to find it once again sometime later back on the property. During one such flight it called several times.

In other Padaro Lane birding news a likely returning SWAMP SPARROW was in the water lined ditch across from the white fence at 3545 early this morning.

Eric Culbertson
Carpinteria





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> On Nov 19, 2017, at 3:21 PM, <zonetail...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Many thanks to Eric for finding yet another great SB County bird. Perhaps not of
> the Gray Hawk/White Ibis quality, but a bird that has eluded me in the county
> for 36 years.
>
> This was a tough bird to photograph--usually high in the oak, obscured by
> foliage, in shade, looking right into the sun, etc. These photos are untouched
> save being cropped. This appears to be a first-fall female. Some good
> Bay-breast features to separate from Blackpoll include the lack of any
> streaking below, the all dark legs and feet, the buffy wash on the sides and
> vent, the fairly indistinct face pattern, the contrasty wing bars, the pink
> base to the lower mandible , and lack of yellow on the breast. Pine Warbler
> would show a longer tail and a more robust bill
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/159344319@N03/?
>
> Hugh Ranson
> Santa Barbara
>
>

 

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Date: 11/19/17 5:48 pm
From: <peterschneekloth...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Figueroa Mountain - Merlin
I spent some time on Figueroa Mountain this morning in Sawmill Basin and out along Catway Road. I had a Merlin in Sawmill basin, away from it's usual lowland haunts. I took Catway road out to where Willow Springs trailhead is, good numbers of common birds such as Golden-crowned and Fox Sparrow, one Junco that looked good for Slate-colored but looks were brief and slightly obscured, Mountain Quail and a fair number of Northern Flicker.


Peter Schneekloth
Buellton


 

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Date: 11/19/17 5:37 pm
From: John Callender <jbc...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Nashville Warbler at Santa Monica Creek, Carpinteria
This afternoon while helping my sister-in-law find the continuing Orchard
Oriole at the Santa Monica Creek bike path in Carpinteria we had excellent
views of a Nashville Warbler.

 

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Date: 11/19/17 3:35 pm
From: Jamie Chavez <almiyi...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Jim May Park Swamp Sparrow
Late this morning in Santa Maria's Jim May Park I finally saw the SWAMP
SPARROW reported earlier by Wes Fritz. I have been unable to find this bird
on my several visits to the park since he mentioned it. Today it came out
from the bushes and pecked around on the mud directly below the steel
footbridge, but only for a few seconds. Also at the lake was a single
Thayer's, or Iceland Gull as we call it now, in the gull flock as well as a
Western Gull. I also had a latish Yellow Warbler in the bulrushes around
the spillway between the two ponds.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40600946
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Jamie M. Chavez
Santa Maria, CA

 

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Date: 11/19/17 3:21 pm
From: <zonetail...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Bay-breast photos
Many thanks to Eric for finding yet another great SB County bird. Perhaps not of
the Gray Hawk/White Ibis quality, but a bird that has eluded me in the county
for 36 years.

This was a tough bird to photograph--usually high in the oak, obscured by
foliage, in shade, looking right into the sun, etc. These photos are untouched
save being cropped. This appears to be a first-fall female. Some good
Bay-breast features to separate from Blackpoll include the lack of any
streaking below, the all dark legs and feet, the buffy wash on the sides and
vent, the fairly indistinct face pattern, the contrasty wing bars, the pink
base to the lower mandible , and lack of yellow on the breast. Pine Warbler
would show a longer tail and a more robust bill

https://www.flickr.com/photos/159344319@N03/?

Hugh Ranson
Santa Barbara



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Date: 11/19/17 3:21 pm
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Subject: [sbcobirding] Ocean Beach Park
All,

Wes, Ken, and I birded Ocean Beach Park today. Highlight was a male Eurasian Wigeon. A adult Brant completed a sweep of the geese in the last two visits. There are very high numbers of Western and Clark's Grebes right now but the only other unusual number of piscivores was a flock of 7 RB Mergansers. A new flock of 13 American Avocets was a high count.


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Date: 11/19/17 3:06 pm
From: Joan Lentz <joanlentz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Two Tropical Kingbirds at Bird Refuge
Hi All: The Bird Refuge is packed with birds — very shallow, with shorebird habitats, ducks, waders, etc. Just lots of birds to look at. Not too smelly…..
Libby and I got out of the car and immediately thought we had a Tropical Kingbird way down by the last platform, and as we made our way in that direction, another one seemed to materialize. I got photos of the one, but there were definitely what we believe to be TWO Tropical Kingbirds there. Noah Gaines joined us as we were about to leave, and he definitely saw one of the kingbirds, so please someone go down there and confirm the TWO! My ebird list is at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40606283 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40606283>
Good Birding!

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Date: 11/19/17 12:54 pm
From: Eric Culbertson <ebc101...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Bay-breasted Warbler
All,

Very drab Bay-breasted Warbler in oaks at 3111 Padaro Lane in Carpinteria now. Bird has left twice in the last 3 1/2 hours in direction of highway only to be refound in oaks in driveway. Only in last hour have I been able to get good enough looks to I.d.

Eric Culbertson
Carpinteria

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Date: 11/19/17 10:57 am
From: <zonetail...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Returning Warbling Vireo, BT Gray
The Warbling Vireo has returned to Bohnett Park on Santa Barbara's Westside for
its 5th winter. It was in willows at the bottom of the steps that lead into the
park from San Andres. Another noteworthy bird there was a male Black-throated
Gray Warbler.

Hugh Ranson
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Date: 11/18/17 6:11 pm
From: Guy Tingos <guy.tingos...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] More Mesa raptors
This evening there were 5 White-tailed Kites and an immature Northern Harrier on More Mesa. The only owl seen was a Barn Owl.

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Date: 11/18/17 12:58 pm
From: Jamie Chavez <almiyi...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Santa Maria Area Tricolored Blackbirds, 4 Golden-Plover in Guadalupe
I made three stops this morning for the Tricolored Blackbird count at known
late fall/winter spots in the Santa Maria area and located birds at each
stop.

Stop 1: Mitchell Rd. off of Foster Rd. near the Santa Maria Airport. There
was a good-sized flock looking east (into the morning sun) in a stubble
field and cattle pen area about mid-way up Mitchell Rd. I estimated around
100 birds in a mixed flock. Several males could be picked out.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40571342

Stop 2: Casmalia area at the Casmalia Ranch on the east side of
Lompoc-Casmalia Rd. just before the turnoff into town. This is a reliable
place for them and I had another sizeable flock around the cow pens and in
the field nearby at this spot. I estimated around 150 birds- many males,
immature males, and females.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40572944

Stop 3: Brown Rd. east of Highway 1 south of Guadalupe. Here was another
big flock of blackbirds in the plowed field about a mile or so west on
Brown Rd. on the south side. I estimated around 100 birds among the
Red-wings, Brewer's, cowbirds and starlings. I lack confidence in my
ability to estimate and I think I tend to underestimate birds in a large
flock so who knows how many are really at these locations. At Brown Rd. as
I was driving in I had a dark Ferruginous Hawk so if you read my "Harlan's
Hawk" report through eBird just disregard. I returned after a stop in
Guadalupe and eventually saw the same bird in flight and grabbed a couple
of photos which show it to be a dark Ferruginous Hawk. My initial views
when it flushed from a fence post looked quite different.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40573388

On the ball field in Jack O'Connell Park in Guadalupe, there were 4
PACIFIC-GOLDEN PLOVERS with Black-bellied Plovers.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40577017
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Jamie M. Chavez
Santa Maria, CA

 

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Date: 11/18/17 11:24 am
From: Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] River Park
Lompoc’s River Park has a female VERMILION FLYCATCHER, a TREE SWALLOW, and
a GREEN HERON.

Wim van Dam
Solvang, CA

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Date: 11/18/17 11:07 am
From: Eric Culbertson <ebc101...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Carpinteria and Summerland
All,

This morning I checked several spots around Carpinteria. The continuing ORCHARD ORIOLE along Santa Monica Creek in Carpinteria showed up just after sunrise in the cape honeysuckle. No grosbeak unfortunately.

At Franklin Creek two CACKLING GEESE and one GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE were feeding on vegetation in the creek channel above Carpinteria Avenue. A total of ten Blue-winged teal were here as well.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was high in a sycamore in Carpinteria creek above Carpinteria Avenue. Because the foot path along the creek here is closed due to the highway work I viewed this portion of the creek from the far eastern corner of the senior living place at 5464 Carpinteria Avenue.

A BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER was in the tipu trees next to Smart & Final at the corner of Wullbrandt Way and Cactus Lane.

Two Raven were of interest perched near the corner of Calle Ocho and Concha Loma Drive in residential Concha Loma.

Finally, yesterday 11/17 three RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH continued in the pines at the corner of Greenwell Avenue and Ortega Ridge Road behind Summerland. And nearby at the Pacifica Graduate campus on Lambert Road two SLATE-COLORED FOX SPARROW were among the sparrows.

Eric Culbertson
Carpinteria



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Date: 11/18/17 8:33 am
From: 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] El Cap Sage Thrasher
One at the east end of the main sandy beach.


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Date: 11/17/17 9:26 pm
From: Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Many dead Grebes in SB Harbor. Why?
Hi all,
There were a few dead Western type Grebes in Ventura Harbor too last Tuesday. I do not know why they died. I am just saying it’s not just SB.

Good birding,

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On Nov 17, 2017, at 2:47 PM, 'Tom bikertom R' <bikertom...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:

I walk the Harbor and Wharf several times per week. The last few days there seem to be dozens of dead grebes. Mostly Western, though some smaller unidentifiable ones are apparent as well. Any ideas why?

tom

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Date: 11/17/17 8:21 pm
From: Joan Lentz <joanlentz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Nashville Warbler
One was at Alice Keck Park Gardens this morning, where a hatch of winged termites was attracting Yellow-rumped and Orange-crowned Warblers. It was neat to see the warblers fly out from shrubs and snap up the termites as they emerged from the damp earth after the rain. I was joined by Krista Fahy and Rebecca Coulter.

Good birding!
Joan Lentz

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Date: 11/17/17 7:18 pm
From: 'Tom bikertom R' <bikertom...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Many dead Grebes in SB Harbor. Why?
I walk the Harbor and Wharf several times per week. The last few days there
seem to be dozens of dead grebes. Mostly Western, though some smaller
unidentifiable ones are apparent as well. Any ideas why?

tom

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Date: 11/17/17 4:49 pm
From: <alpen0glow...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Coal Oil Point Dune Pond
There was one White-faced Ibis in the Coal Oil Point Reserve dune pond this afternoon.


Mark Bright, Santa Barbara


 

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Date: 11/17/17 1:11 pm
From: <peterschneekloth...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Greater White-fronted and a Cackling Goose LLC
At lunch time today 18 Greater White-fronted and a single Cackling Goose at Lake Los Carneros resting on the dam.


Peter Schneekloth
Buellton
 

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Date: 11/17/17 12:33 pm
From: John Callender <jbc...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Carpinteria Salt Marsh (restricted access) trip Saturday, 11/18 at 8:00 a.m.
Tomorrow (Saturday, 11/18) I'll be leading a group of mostly-beginner
birdwatchers into the restricted-access western portion of the Carpinteria
salt marsh, starting at Estero Way off Carpinteria Avenue. I'm expecting as
many as 20 attendees, and it would be great to have additional help (and
additional spotting scopes for sharing views) if any experienced
birdwatchers would like to participate.

It's a great spot if you haven't birded there before (or even if you have).
Here's the list Eve Martin and I had at the same location yesterday:

https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40540328

We'll be meeting at the south end of Estero Way tomorrow morning at 8:00.
Thanks.

John Callender
Carpinteria

 

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Date: 11/17/17 12:08 pm
From: John Callender <jbc...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Orchard Oriole at Santa Monica Creek continues, now with bonus RB Grosbeak
This morning I had good views of the continuing adult male Orchard Oriole
at the Santa Monica Creek bike path in Carpinteria. It was feeding in plain
view atop the row of Cape honeysuckle where it had been seen previously. As
I was watching it a bird flew out of the same area and into a eucalyptus on
the east side of the bike path; after studying it for a bit I believe it
was a female Rose-breasted Grosbeak. The dark brown streaking on its white
chest was a good match for the Sibley illustration; unfortunately I didn't
get photos.

All told, it was an exciting couple of minutes. :-)

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40554986

John

 

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