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07 Mar Male Hooded Oriole ["iseekbirds AT verizon.net [sbcobirding]" ]
7 Mar SB Audubon Birdwalk this Friday, and more ["Janice Levasheff jlevasheff AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" ]
7 Mar Ocean Meadows GC this morning ["Mark Holmgren maholmgren AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" ]
6 Mar Nesting Box for Mallards? ["Janice Levasheff jlevasheff AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" ]
5 Mar Figueroa Mountain, 2015-03-05 ["Wim van Dam wim.van.dam AT gmail.com [sbcobirding]" ]
5 Mar Warbling Vireo singing at Kinevan ["Mark Holmgren maholmgren AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" ]
5 Mar Carpinteria Creek ["Peter Gaede pgaede AT earthlink.net [sbcobirding]" ]
5 Mar Re: Lake Los Carneros Sapsuckers & Baltimore Oriole ["Florence Sanchez sanchezucsb11 AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" ]
04 Mar Photo of Vermillion Flycatcher ["peterschneekloth AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" ]
4 Mar Re: Lake Los Carneros Sapsuckers & Baltimore Oriole ["Glenn Kincaid glenn AT gntnz.com [sbcobirding]" ]
4 Mar RE: Lake Los Carneros Sapsuckers & Baltimore Oriole ["'Lethaby, Nick' nlethaby AT gmail.com [sbcobirding]" ]
4 Mar Re: Lake Los Carneros Sapsuckers & Baltimore Oriole ["Joan Lentz joanlentz AT cox.net [sbcobirding]" ]
4 Mar Lake Los Carneros Sapsuckers ["Glenn Kincaid glenn AT gntnz.com [sbcobirding]" ]
04 Mar Male Vermillion OMGC ["peterschneekloth AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" ]
3 Mar Painted Redstart ["'Guy Tingos' guy.tingos AT cox.net [sbcobirding]" ]
3 Mar RE: Updated Channel Islands Bird Checklist ["Krista Fahy kfahy AT sbnature2.org [sbcobirding]" ]
3 Mar Re: FW: Male Summer Tanager - Ennisbrook Trail (Montecito) this Morningstar ["dj_levasheff dj_levasheff AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" ]
03 Mar Carp this morning ["ash34958 AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" ]
2 Mar Updated Channel Islands Bird Checklist ["Jamie Chavez almiyi AT gmail.com [sbcobirding]" ]
2 Mar FW: Male Summer Tanager - Ennisbrook Trail (Montecito) this morning ["Libby Patten libby_patten AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" ]
2 Mar Male Summer Tanager - Ennisbrook Trail (Montecito) this morning ["Libby Patten libby_patten AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" ]
2 Mar Devereux ["'Lethaby, Nick' nlethaby AT gmail.com [sbcobirding]" ]
1 Mar Re: Western Wood Pewee ["Wim van Dam wim.van.dam AT gmail.com [sbcobirding]" ]
01 Mar Western Wood Pewee ["ash34958 AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" ]
1 Mar La Cumbre Peak Cassin's Finch ["Dave Compton davcompton AT verizon.net [sbcobirding]" ]
1 Mar Tufted Duck ["Glenn Kincaid glenn AT gntnz.com [sbcobirding]" ]
28 Feb Santa Ynez Valley and Guadalupe, past few days ["Wim van Dam wim.van.dam AT gmail.com [sbcobirding]" ]
28 Feb Re: Raven in Carpinteria ["Chet Ogan oganc AT sbcglobal.net [sbcobirding]" ]
28 Feb Raven in Carpinteria ["Ken Pfeiffer keagle10 AT cox.net [sbcobirding]" ]
1 Mar Goleta Beach Heron Rookery ["Mark Holmgren maholmgren AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" ]
27 Feb Grace's Warbler and Snipe again ["Nancy States bnstates AT cox.net [sbcobirding]" ]
27 Feb Grace's Warbler and Snipe ["Nancy States bnstates AT cox.net [sbcobirding]" ]
27 Feb Devereux this morning ["Maggie sherriffs maggiesherriffs AT gmail.com [sbcobirding]" ]
25 Feb Wilson's Snipe OMGC ["alpen0glow AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" ]
25 Feb OMGC Grace's Warbler ["Peter Gaede pgaede AT earthlink.net [sbcobirding]" ]
25 Feb Ringed? Turtle-Dove? ["Mark Holmgren maholmgren AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" ]
23 Feb Grace's Warbler, Tufted Duck, Painted Redstart and Prairie Warbler. ["'Jim Moore' moorebirder AT gmail.com [sbcobirding]" ]
23 Feb Island Packers trip report, Saturday 2/21 ["Peter Gaede pgaede AT earthlink.net [sbcobirding]" ]
23 Feb Re: Bird ID Assistance ["Jamie Chavez almiyi AT gmail.com [sbcobirding]" ]
23 Feb Bird ID Assistance ["allardd AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" ]
23 Feb Eurasian Wigeon at Devereux ["Glenn Kincaid glenn AT gntnz.com [sbcobirding]" ]
22 Feb Re: Suburban White-tailed Kites ["'matt V.' fickity AT netscape.net [sbcobirding]" ]
23 Feb Suburban White-tailed Kites ["Mark Holmgren maholmgren AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" ]
22 Feb Suburban white-tailed kites ["'matt V.' fickity AT netscape.net [sbcobirding]" ]
22 Feb Orchard Oriole - UCSB Lagoon Island ["Libby Patten libby_patten AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" ]
21 Feb Sat birds ["'Lethaby, Nick' nlethaby AT gmail.com [sbcobirding]" ]
21 Feb SB Audubon Evening Program This Wednesday, and Friday Bird Walk! ["Janice Levasheff jlevasheff AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" ]
20 Feb Tufted Duck at Atascadero Creek near Goleta Beach ["Glenn Kincaid glenn AT gntnz.com [sbcobirding]" ]
20 Feb Baltimore Oriole, Tropical Kingbird, ["Mark Holmgren maholmgren AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" ]
18 Feb Sandhill Crane Overnight Trip This Weekend! ["Janice Levasheff jlevasheff AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" ]
18 Feb Carp Tipuana Watch.2 ["ash34958 AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" ]
18 Feb SB osprey ["'Guy Tingos' guy.tingos AT cox.net [sbcobirding]" ]
18 Feb Re: Carpinteria Tipuana Watch ["Glenn Kincaid glenn AT gntnz.com [sbcobirding]" ]
17 Feb Bohnett Park Warbling Vireo ["Peter Gaede pgaede AT earthlink.net [sbcobirding]" ]
17 Feb birds at LLC ["Nancy States bnstates AT cox.net [sbcobirding]" ]
17 Feb Goleta This Morning ["Glenn Kincaid glenn AT gntnz.com [sbcobirding]" ]
17 Feb Carpinteria Tipuana Watch ["ash34958 AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" ]
16 Feb Owls Figueroa Mtn. 2-15 ["tomslaterphotography AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" ]
15 Feb Prairie Warbler continues on Santa Claus Lane, 02/15/15 ["Gary Lester garys.lester AT gmail.com [sbcobirding]" ]
15 Feb Re: 2nd Harris's Sparrow in Carpinteria ["Dave Compton davcompton AT verizon.net [sbcobirding]" ]
15 Feb 2nd Harris's Sparrow in Carpinteria ["Dave Compton davcompton AT verizon.net [sbcobirding]" ]
15 Feb Swamp Sparrow at Lake Cachuma ["Mark Holmgren maholmgren AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" ]
14 Feb longspur sp. and other SYV birding ["Dave Compton davcompton AT verizon.net [sbcobirding]" ]
14 Feb Northern Pygmy Owl, Figueroa Mountain ["peterschneekloth AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" ]
14 Feb Avocet in Devereux Slough ["tomleeturner AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" ]
13 Feb Painted Redstart, Rocky Nook Park, 02/13/15 ["Gary Lester garys.lester AT gmail.com [sbcobirding]" ]
13 Feb Tufted Duck ["jared.dawson40 AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" ]
12 Feb Black-throated Gray Warbler ["sbgage AT verizon.net [sbcobirding]" ]
12 Feb unusual hawk Solvang ["Wim van Dam wim.van.dam AT gmail.com [sbcobirding]" ]
12 Feb Summer Tanager LLC continues new location ["peterschneekloth AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" ]
11 Feb SB Audubon Field Trip this Sunday, Feb. 15th: Ventura Duck Ponds / Wetlands! ["Janice Levasheff jlevasheff AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" ]
11 Feb Tufted Duck in San Jose Creek near 217 bridge ["Elizabeth Muraoka lizmuraoka AT gmail.com [sbcobirding]" ]
10 Feb Armour Ranch Rd, 2015-02-10: ["Wim van Dam wim.van.dam AT gmail.com [sbcobirding]" ]
10 Feb Summer Tanager at Lake Los Carneros ["Glenn Kincaid glenn AT gntnz.com [sbcobirding]" ]
10 Feb Tropical Kingbird Area K ["Glenn Kincaid glenn AT gntnz.com [sbcobirding]" ]
10 Feb Tufted Duck ["Guy Tingos guy.tingos AT cox.net [sbcobirding]" ]

Subject: Male Hooded Oriole
From: "iseekbirds AT verizon.net [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 07 Mar 2015 17:31:52 -0800
Had my FOS Hooded Oriole at my oriole feeder this evening. This is the earliest 
that I have in my notes for my yard. 

 

 John Deacon
Subject: SB Audubon Birdwalk this Friday, and more
From: "Janice Levasheff jlevasheff AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 23:55:12 +0000 (UTC)
Dear all,
Please join Jack Sanford on his bird walk this coming Friday!
3/13:  Friday, 8:30AM to 10:30AM:  Ocean Meadows Golf Course. See details at 
 Friday Bird Walk: Ocean Meadows Golf Course | Santa Barbara Audubon Society 

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   Many thanks to Peter Schneekloth for allowing us to post his Vermilion 
Flycatcher photo on our Facebook page. 


Please let me know if you have any questions.
Regards to all,
Janice LevasheffPublicity ChairSanta Barbara Audubon Society
Subject: Ocean Meadows GC this morning
From: "Mark Holmgren maholmgren AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 22:45:09 +0000 (UTC)
Jim Hodgson and I circled the OMGC restricting our observations almost 
exclusively to the former golf course. We paid special attention to the Pines 
on the north side and in the center trying to re-sight some recent birds found 
there. We failed to see the Grace's Warbler or the Vermilion Flycatcher.  

We heard a Savannah Sparrow singing approx. 100m N of Veneco Rd in the Devereux 
Creek channel.  With it were about 8 loosely flocking Savannah Sparrows.  I 
am assuming the singing bird was a Belding's Sparrow, which are setting up 
territories now, as opposed to a migrant bird deciding to sing.  The migrant 
Savannah Sparrows are 100s of miles away and a month or more from their 
breeding season. 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22217127
Mark HolmgrenSanta Barbara
Subject: Nesting Box for Mallards?
From: "Janice Levasheff jlevasheff AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 04:00:35 +0000 (UTC)
Dear all,
This comment was posted on the S.B. Audubon Facebook page.  Does anyone have 
any suggestions? 


"I have a mating pair of wild mallards who have adopted my back yard orchard. 
It's delightful but I am worried."Does anyone have a nesting box that I can put 
on a pole to prevent the raccoons from getting the inevitable eggs?" 



Please let me know.
Thank you!
Janice LevasheffPublicity ChairSanta Barbara Audubon Society
Subject: Figueroa Mountain, 2015-03-05
From: "Wim van Dam wim.van.dam AT gmail.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 14:39:05 -0800
Spurred on by Dave's Cassin's Finch and the recent snow at San Rafael 
Mountains, I decided to check out Figueroa Mountain to see if any interesting 
wintering birds were to be found there. Alas I was greeted by the discouraging 
sight of fields of flowering California Poppies and the temperatures and 
traffic that go with that. Indeed the Pino Alto/Figueroa Lookout/Cumbre 
triangle wasn't very birdy, but I have had worse. 


By far the best bird was a male RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER that was working the 
Ponderosa Pines. [Lehman 2014] lists only two other district M records for this 
species: Figueroa Mountain 1996-11-10 and San Marcos Pass 1997-09-20, so that 
was pretty unexpected. 


Other sightings were: BROWN CREEPER, singing DARK-EYED JUNCO, 14+ WESTERN 
BLUEBIRDS, and several FOS Pacific Orangetip. Notable for their absence were: 
any kind of Nuthatches, Steller's Jay, and Band-tailed Pigeon (which are 
abundant in Solvang this winter). 



Wim van Dam (Solvang, CA)
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Get your SBA S&D fix at http://sites.google.com/site/lehmanbosbc/ 



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Subject: Warbling Vireo singing at Kinevan
From: "Mark Holmgren maholmgren AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 20:48:24 +0000 (UTC)
Upper Kinevan Road was a bit more birdy than its been lately.Dan Fontaine and I 
saw a singing Warbling Vireo in willows 

upstream of the new bridge.  This is a very early returning migrant.We also 
heard repeated calls of a bird we could not identify.  

It seemed most like a call of a Purple or Cassin's Finch.
Mark HolmgrenSan Marcos Pass
Subject: Carpinteria Creek
From: "Peter Gaede pgaede AT earthlink.net [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:32:43 -0800
I birded Carp Creek from 8th Street to the railroad tracks this morning. Best 
bird was a SWAMP SPARROW. It was seen in some of the denser vegetation 
(willows, etc.) along the creek between 6th and 8th streets. Specifically, it 
was directly across from where a fire extinguisher is located on the 
condominium buildings. There is also a small sign— “clean up after your 
pet” —near the condos and fire extinguisher at this location as well. 


Peter Gaede
Santa Barbara

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Subject: Re: Lake Los Carneros Sapsuckers & Baltimore Oriole
From: "Florence Sanchez sanchezucsb11 AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 04:16:44 +0000 (UTC)
Link to photo of Oriole is not in this thread . . .
The Sapsucker photos look like a hybrid Red-breasted X Red-naped to me.
Florence Sanchez
 

 On Wednesday, March 4, 2015 3:37 PM, "Glenn Kincaid glenn AT gntnz.com 
[sbcobirding]"  wrote: 

   

     Hi Joan - 
I have corrected my posting from Bullock’s to Baltimore.
Thanks to Peter for the sharp observation.
On the sapsuckers, if you have looked at the photos I believe they are from the 
same bird. 

Glenn
On Mar 4, 2015, at 3:22 PM, Joan Lentz joanlentz AT cox.net [sbcobirding] 
 wrote: 


Dear Glenn & Peter & Birders: I am thrilled that Glenn got a photo of this 
bird, & I have to say that, upon mulling it over as I walked around the Lake, I 
do believe that the orange was too rich & that the bird might WELL HAVE BEEN, a 
female type Baltimore.  Now that I see the gray head in the photo, I’m 
convinced that I was indeed wrong, & that this is a Baltimore Oriole that we 
saw in class. Thanks to both of you for helping correct me. And there appears 
to be one true Red-breasted Sapsucker but the other is a hybrid, not able to be 
attributed to either Red-naped or Red-breasted Sapsucker. Thanks, & I’m 
working on posting an e-bird list shortly of our morning at Lake Los Carneros, 
Joan Lentz 


On Mar 4, 2015, at 2:47 PM, Glenn Kincaid  wrote:
Hi Joan, 
You seemed pretty confident on the Bullock’s.  Peter is wondering if it is a 
Baltimore.  Photo shows pretty gray head, but I wonder if that is just a 
shadow? 

Glenn

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From: Glenn Kincaid 
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Lake Los Carneros Sapsuckers
Date: March 4, 2015 at 2:44:52 PM PST
To: Peter Gaede 

Hi Peter -
Joan seemed to think it was a Bullock’s.  I agree in the photo the head 
looks rather gray, but I also think there is shadow being cast on the head - 
note the rather abrupt change from the orange color to the gray.  I would not 
expect this as a normal transition?  I will check with her. 

Frankly I was surprised to find a photo of it in the camera, I thought I had 
missed it. 

Glenn
On Mar 4, 2015, at 2:38 PM, Peter Gaede  wrote:

Hi Glenn,
Glad you were able to get a photo. I agree this looks like a hybrid. I’m 
wondering if your oriole is a female Baltimore. From the photo, the head looks 
to be heavily washed in brownish tones, and the orange on the chest is richer 
in color, more like a Baltimore to my eye. Was this seen by multiple observers 
in Joan’s class? 

Thanks,Peter




On Mar 4, 2015, at 2:27 PM, Glenn Kincaid glenn AT gntnz.com [sbcobirding] 
 wrote: 


Recently I have heard talk of a hybrid sapsucker at Lake Los Carneros, and 
there was recently an ebird report of a Red-naped Sapsucker there. 

Today after Joan Lentz’s Bird Class I found 2 sapsuckers in the area between 
the house and the lake, along the old road with the stone wall.  There is a 
pepper tree near the path down to the bridge, and several oak trees on both 
sides of the road that are well marked with sapsucker holes. 

The first bird found looked like a Red-breasted to me, though may seem to have 
some red-naped characteristics, namely a relatively short projection of the red 
onto the breast and the darker band on the lower edge of this red.  This may 
be normal variation in this species, I would love to hear any opinions on this. 
 A couple of photos here. 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/gtk_photos/16098240983/https://www.flickr.com/photos/gtk_photos/16692283136/ 

While this bird was in an Oak tree on the W side of the road, it was joined by 
another sapsucker.  This bird had the classic look of a male red-naped 
sapsucker.  Red nape, red forehead, extensive red on the chin, black bib, and 
white on the back more organized into two stripes. 

The two birds briefly interacted, the Red-breasted seemed to be chasing off the 
red-naped.  I was unable to get photos of the red-naped, and waited around for 
it to return but did not see it again. 

Also, ho hum, there was a Varied Thrush on the ground in this area.
Earlier in the day, during class, we had a female type Bullock’s Oriole in a 
Tipu tree near the office. 


Glenn KincaidSanta Barbarawww.sbgreenbigyear.blogspot.com












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Subject: Photo of Vermillion Flycatcher
From: "peterschneekloth AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 04 Mar 2015 18:30:39 -0800
Here is link to photo of the Vermillion Flycatcher found at lunch time today at 
former Ocean Meadows Golf Course, for those so inclined: Vermillion at OMGC 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55934026 AT N05/16532279918/ 

 
 
 https://www.flickr.com/photos/55934026 AT N05/16532279918/ 
 
 Vermillion at OMGC https://www.flickr.com/photos/55934026 AT N05/16532279918/ 
3/4/15 Ocean Meadows Golf Course 

 
 
 
 View on www.flickr.com https://www.flickr.com/photos/55934026 AT N05/16532279918/ 

 Preview by Yahoo 
 
 
  
 

 Peter Schneekloth
 Buellton
Subject: Re: Lake Los Carneros Sapsuckers & Baltimore Oriole
From: "Glenn Kincaid glenn AT gntnz.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 15:37:00 -0800
Hi Joan - 

I have corrected my posting from Bullocks to Baltimore.

Thanks to Peter for the sharp observation.

On the sapsuckers, if you have looked at the photos I believe they are from the 
same bird. 


Glenn

On Mar 4, 2015, at 3:22 PM, Joan Lentz joanlentz AT cox.net [sbcobirding] 
 wrote: 


> Dear Glenn & Peter & Birders:
> 
> I am thrilled that Glenn got a photo of this bird, & I have to say that, upon 
mulling it over as I walked around the Lake, I do believe that the orange was 
too rich & that the bird might WELL HAVE BEEN, a female type Baltimore. Now 
that I see the gray head in the photo, Im convinced that I was indeed wrong, & 
that this is a Baltimore Oriole that we saw in class. 

> 	Thanks to both of you for helping correct me.
> And there appears to be one true Red-breasted Sapsucker but the other is a 
hybrid, not able to be attributed to either Red-naped or Red-breasted 
Sapsucker. 

> Thanks, & Im working on posting an e-bird list shortly of our morning at 
Lake Los Carneros, 

> 	Joan Lentz
> 	
>> On Mar 4, 2015, at 2:47 PM, Glenn Kincaid  wrote:
>> 
>> Hi Joan, 
>> 
>> You seemed pretty confident on the Bullocks. Peter is wondering if it is a 
Baltimore. Photo shows pretty gray head, but I wonder if that is just a shadow? 

>> 
>> Glenn
>> 
>> Begin forwarded message:
>> 
>>> From: Glenn Kincaid 
>>> Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Lake Los Carneros Sapsuckers
>>> Date: March 4, 2015 at 2:44:52 PM PST
>>> To: Peter Gaede 
>>> 
>>> Hi Peter -
>>> 
>>> Joan seemed to think it was a Bullocks. I agree in the photo the head 
looks rather gray, but I also think there is shadow being cast on the head - 
note the rather abrupt change from the orange color to the gray. I would not 
expect this as a normal transition? I will check with her. 

>>> 
>>> Frankly I was surprised to find a photo of it in the camera, I thought I 
had missed it. 

>>> 
>>> Glenn
>>> 
>>> On Mar 4, 2015, at 2:38 PM, Peter Gaede  wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Hi Glenn,
>>>> 
>>>> Glad you were able to get a photo. I agree this looks like a hybrid. Im 
wondering if your oriole is a female Baltimore. From the photo, the head looks 
to be heavily washed in brownish tones, and the orange on the chest is richer 
in color, more like a Baltimore to my eye. Was this seen by multiple observers 
in Joans class? 

>>>> 
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Peter
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>>> On Mar 4, 2015, at 2:27 PM, Glenn Kincaid glenn AT gntnz.com [sbcobirding] 
 wrote: 

>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> Recently I have heard talk of a hybrid sapsucker at Lake Los Carneros, 
and there was recently an ebird report of a Red-naped Sapsucker there. 

>>>>> 
>>>>> Today after Joan Lentzs Bird Class I found 2 sapsuckers in the area 
between the house and the lake, along the old road with the stone wall. There 
is a pepper tree near the path down to the bridge, and several oak trees on 
both sides of the road that are well marked with sapsucker holes. 

>>>>> 
>>>>> The first bird found looked like a Red-breasted to me, though may seem to 
have some red-naped characteristics, namely a relatively short projection of 
the red onto the breast and the darker band on the lower edge of this red. This 
may be normal variation in this species, I would love to hear any opinions on 
this. A couple of photos here. 

>>>>> 
>>>>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/gtk_photos/16098240983/
>>>>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/gtk_photos/16692283136/
>>>>> 
>>>>> While this bird was in an Oak tree on the W side of the road, it was 
joined by another sapsucker. This bird had the classic look of a male red-naped 
sapsucker. Red nape, red forehead, extensive red on the chin, black bib, and 
white on the back more organized into two stripes. 

>>>>> 
>>>>> The two birds briefly interacted, the Red-breasted seemed to be chasing 
off the red-naped. I was unable to get photos of the red-naped, and waited 
around for it to return but did not see it again. 

>>>>> 
>>>>> Also, ho hum, there was a Varied Thrush on the ground in this area.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Earlier in the day, during class, we had a female type Bullocks Oriole 
in a Tipu tree near the office. 

>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> Glenn Kincaid
>>>>> Santa Barbara
>>>>> www.sbgreenbigyear.blogspot.com
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>> 
>>> 
>> 
> 
> 
> 
Subject: RE: Lake Los Carneros Sapsuckers & Baltimore Oriole
From: "'Lethaby, Nick' nlethaby AT gmail.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 23:32:55 +0000
This looks similar to the bird I claimed at LLC as a Baltimore back in Nov.

I have seen this sapsucker a few times and agree it's a hybrid. There is a pure 
RB Sapsucker there too. 


From: sbcobirding AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:sbcobirding AT yahoogroups.com] On 
Behalf Of Joan Lentz joanlentz AT cox.net [sbcobirding] 

Sent: Wednesday, March 04, 2015 3:22 PM
To: Glenn Kincaid; SB Co Bird >
Cc: Peter Gaede
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Lake Los Carneros Sapsuckers & Baltimore Oriole



Dear Glenn & Peter & Birders:
 I am thrilled that Glenn got a photo of this bird, & I have to say that, upon 
mulling it over as I walked around the Lake, I do believe that the orange was 
too rich & that the bird might WELL HAVE BEEN, a female type Baltimore. Now 
that I see the gray head in the photo, I'm convinced that I was indeed wrong, & 
that this is a Baltimore Oriole that we saw in class. 

            Thanks to both of you for helping correct me.
 And there appears to be one true Red-breasted Sapsucker but the other is a 
hybrid, not able to be attributed to either Red-naped or Red-breasted 
Sapsucker. 

 Thanks, & I'm working on posting an e-bird list shortly of our morning at Lake 
Los Carneros, 

            Joan Lentz

On Mar 4, 2015, at 2:47 PM, Glenn Kincaid 
> wrote: 


Hi Joan,

You seemed pretty confident on the Bullock's. Peter is wondering if it is a 
Baltimore. Photo shows pretty gray head, but I wonder if that is just a shadow? 


Glenn

Begin forwarded message:


From: Glenn Kincaid >
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Lake Los Carneros Sapsuckers
Date: March 4, 2015 at 2:44:52 PM PST
To: Peter Gaede >

Hi Peter -

Joan seemed to think it was a Bullock's. I agree in the photo the head looks 
rather gray, but I also think there is shadow being cast on the head - note the 
rather abrupt change from the orange color to the gray. I would not expect this 
as a normal transition? I will check with her. 


Frankly I was surprised to find a photo of it in the camera, I thought I had 
missed it. 


Glenn

On Mar 4, 2015, at 2:38 PM, Peter Gaede 
> wrote: 



Hi Glenn,

Glad you were able to get a photo. I agree this looks like a hybrid. I'm 
wondering if your oriole is a female Baltimore. From the photo, the head looks 
to be heavily washed in brownish tones, and the orange on the chest is richer 
in color, more like a Baltimore to my eye. Was this seen by multiple observers 
in Joan's class? 


Thanks,
Peter




On Mar 4, 2015, at 2:27 PM, Glenn Kincaid 
glenn AT gntnz.com [sbcobirding] 
> 
wrote: 



Recently I have heard talk of a hybrid sapsucker at Lake Los Carneros, and 
there was recently an ebird report of a Red-naped Sapsucker there. 


Today after Joan Lentz's Bird Class I found 2 sapsuckers in the area between 
the house and the lake, along the old road with the stone wall. There is a 
pepper tree near the path down to the bridge, and several oak trees on both 
sides of the road that are well marked with sapsucker holes. 


The first bird found looked like a Red-breasted to me, though may seem to have 
some red-naped characteristics, namely a relatively short projection of the red 
onto the breast and the darker band on the lower edge of this red. This may be 
normal variation in this species, I would love to hear any opinions on this. A 
couple of photos here. 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/gtk_photos/16098240983/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gtk_photos/16692283136/

While this bird was in an Oak tree on the W side of the road, it was joined by 
another sapsucker. This bird had the classic look of a male red-naped 
sapsucker. Red nape, red forehead, extensive red on the chin, black bib, and 
white on the back more organized into two stripes. 


The two birds briefly interacted, the Red-breasted seemed to be chasing off the 
red-naped. I was unable to get photos of the red-naped, and waited around for 
it to return but did not see it again. 


Also, ho hum, there was a Varied Thrush on the ground in this area.

Earlier in the day, during class, we had a female type Bullock's Oriole in a 
Tipu tree near the office. 



Glenn Kincaid
Santa Barbara
www.sbgreenbigyear.blogspot.com












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Subject: Re: Lake Los Carneros Sapsuckers & Baltimore Oriole
From: "Joan Lentz joanlentz AT cox.net [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 15:22:01 -0800
Dear Glenn & Peter & Birders:
 I am thrilled that Glenn got a photo of this bird, & I have to say that, upon 
mulling it over as I walked around the Lake, I do believe that the orange was 
too rich & that the bird might WELL HAVE BEEN, a female type Baltimore. Now 
that I see the gray head in the photo, Im convinced that I was indeed wrong, & 
that this is a Baltimore Oriole that we saw in class. 

	Thanks to both of you for helping correct me.
 And there appears to be one true Red-breasted Sapsucker but the other is a 
hybrid, not able to be attributed to either Red-naped or Red-breasted 
Sapsucker. 

 Thanks, & Im working on posting an e-bird list shortly of our morning at Lake 
Los Carneros, 

	Joan Lentz
	
> On Mar 4, 2015, at 2:47 PM, Glenn Kincaid  wrote:
> 
> Hi Joan, 
> 
> You seemed pretty confident on the Bullocks. Peter is wondering if it is a 
Baltimore. Photo shows pretty gray head, but I wonder if that is just a shadow? 

> 
> Glenn
> 
> Begin forwarded message:
> 
>> From: Glenn Kincaid >
>> Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Lake Los Carneros Sapsuckers
>> Date: March 4, 2015 at 2:44:52 PM PST
>> To: Peter Gaede >
>> 
>> Hi Peter -
>> 
>> Joan seemed to think it was a Bullocks. I agree in the photo the head looks 
rather gray, but I also think there is shadow being cast on the head - note the 
rather abrupt change from the orange color to the gray. I would not expect this 
as a normal transition? I will check with her. 

>> 
>> Frankly I was surprised to find a photo of it in the camera, I thought I had 
missed it. 

>> 
>> Glenn
>> 
>> On Mar 4, 2015, at 2:38 PM, Peter Gaede > wrote: 

>> 
>>> Hi Glenn,
>>> 
>>> Glad you were able to get a photo. I agree this looks like a hybrid. Im 
wondering if your oriole is a female Baltimore. From the photo, the head looks 
to be heavily washed in brownish tones, and the orange on the chest is richer 
in color, more like a Baltimore to my eye. Was this seen by multiple observers 
in Joans class? 

>>> 
>>> Thanks,
>>> Peter
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> On Mar 4, 2015, at 2:27 PM, Glenn Kincaid glenn AT gntnz.com 
 [sbcobirding] > wrote: 

>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Recently I have heard talk of a hybrid sapsucker at Lake Los Carneros, and 
there was recently an ebird report of a Red-naped Sapsucker there. 

>>>> 
>>>> Today after Joan Lentzs Bird Class I found 2 sapsuckers in the area 
between the house and the lake, along the old road with the stone wall. There 
is a pepper tree near the path down to the bridge, and several oak trees on 
both sides of the road that are well marked with sapsucker holes. 

>>>> 
>>>> The first bird found looked like a Red-breasted to me, though may seem to 
have some red-naped characteristics, namely a relatively short projection of 
the red onto the breast and the darker band on the lower edge of this red. This 
may be normal variation in this species, I would love to hear any opinions on 
this. A couple of photos here. 

>>>> 
>>>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/gtk_photos/16098240983/ 
 

>>>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/gtk_photos/16692283136/ 
 

>>>> 
>>>> While this bird was in an Oak tree on the W side of the road, it was 
joined by another sapsucker. This bird had the classic look of a male red-naped 
sapsucker. Red nape, red forehead, extensive red on the chin, black bib, and 
white on the back more organized into two stripes. 

>>>> 
>>>> The two birds briefly interacted, the Red-breasted seemed to be chasing 
off the red-naped. I was unable to get photos of the red-naped, and waited 
around for it to return but did not see it again. 

>>>> 
>>>> Also, ho hum, there was a Varied Thrush on the ground in this area.
>>>> 
>>>> Earlier in the day, during class, we had a female type Bullocks Oriole in 
a Tipu tree near the office. 

>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Glenn Kincaid
>>>> Santa Barbara
>>>> www.sbgreenbigyear.blogspot.com 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>> 
>> 
> 
Subject: Lake Los Carneros Sapsuckers
From: "Glenn Kincaid glenn AT gntnz.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:27:48 -0800
Recently I have heard talk of a hybrid sapsucker at Lake Los Carneros, and 
there was recently an ebird report of a Red-naped Sapsucker there. 


Today after Joan Lentzs Bird Class I found 2 sapsuckers in the area between 
the house and the lake, along the old road with the stone wall. There is a 
pepper tree near the path down to the bridge, and several oak trees on both 
sides of the road that are well marked with sapsucker holes. 


The first bird found looked like a Red-breasted to me, though may seem to have 
some red-naped characteristics, namely a relatively short projection of the red 
onto the breast and the darker band on the lower edge of this red. This may be 
normal variation in this species, I would love to hear any opinions on this. A 
couple of photos here. 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/gtk_photos/16098240983/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gtk_photos/16692283136/

While this bird was in an Oak tree on the W side of the road, it was joined by 
another sapsucker. This bird had the classic look of a male red-naped 
sapsucker. Red nape, red forehead, extensive red on the chin, black bib, and 
white on the back more organized into two stripes. 


The two birds briefly interacted, the Red-breasted seemed to be chasing off the 
red-naped. I was unable to get photos of the red-naped, and waited around for 
it to return but did not see it again. 


Also, ho hum, there was a Varied Thrush on the ground in this area.

Earlier in the day, during class, we had a female type Bullocks Oriole in a 
Tipu tree near the office. 



Glenn Kincaid
Santa Barbara
www.sbgreenbigyear.blogspot.com
Subject: Male Vermillion OMGC
From: "peterschneekloth AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 04 Mar 2015 13:05:39 -0800
There was a first year male Vermillion Flycatcher at Ocean Meadows today, just 
south of the Grace's Warbler spot by 30-50 yards. The Grace's continues, none 
of the geese were seen. 

 

 Peter Schneekloth
 Buellton
Subject: Painted Redstart
From: "'Guy Tingos' guy.tingos AT cox.net [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 15:10:57 -0800
The Painted Redstart continues at Rocky Nook Park in the same area: the oaks
north of the restrooms.

 

Guy Tingos

Santa Barbara
Subject: RE: Updated Channel Islands Bird Checklist
From: "Krista Fahy kfahy AT sbnature2.org [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 20:51:51 +0000
Hello Everyone,

Thank you for your interest in the checklist! Unfortunately our e-store on the 
Museum’s website wasn’t quite ready for the announcement as we have some 
shipping charge issues. We should have these resolved within 24-48 hours with a 
more reasonable rate. Until then – feel free to fax or email the pdf order 
form that Jaime has placed on the sbcobirding home page. Or even better – you 
locals should drop by the store in person and say hello! 


For those of you die-hards who already placed your orders we can be in touch 
how to credit back the shipping over-charge. ☺ 


Krista

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Krista A. Fahy, Ph.D.
Associate Curator of Vertebrate Zoology
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
2559 Puesta Del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA 93105
(p) 805 682 4711 x155 | (f) 805 569 3170
 Facebook 
Webpage Collections 







From: sbcobirding AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:sbcobirding AT yahoogroups.com] On 
Behalf Of Jamie Chavez almiyi AT gmail.com [sbcobirding] 

Sent: Monday, March 02, 2015 6:36 PM
To: Sbcobirding
Subject: [sbcobirding] Updated Channel Islands Bird Checklist




Group,

Paul Collins, Curator of Vertebrate Zoology at the Santa Barbara Museum of 
Natural History along with H. Lee Jones, have just completed an updated 
checklist of the Birds of the California Channel Islands. This checklist 
provides information on the status, distribution and abundance of the 422 
species that have occurred on the islands since the mid-1800's. eBirders will 
find this to be a helpful resource because many of us aren't aware of the 
differences between mainland species and those of the islands as submitted 
checklists often reveal. This checklist will help you understand that what is 
commonly found on the mainland is sometimes rare or completely absent from the 
islands. I've placed a link on the http://www.sbcobirding.com/ home page where 
you can print out the order form to purchase one, or visit the Santa Barbara 
Museum of Natural History to pick up a copy. 


Good birding,

--
Jamie Chavez
Santa Maria, CA




Subject: Re: FW: Male Summer Tanager - Ennisbrook Trail (Montecito) this Morningstar
From: "dj_levasheff dj_levasheff AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:17:43 -0800
Summer Tanager present this AM. Jeff, Adrian &ingot good looks and pics. 

David Levasheff
Via iPhone

> On Mar 2, 2015, at 14:50, Libby Patten libby_patten AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding] 
 wrote: 

> 
> 
> Meant to include the checklist:
> 
> http://ebird.org/ebird/ca/view/checklist?subID=S22146830
> 
> 
> Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad
> 
> ---- Begin Forwarded Message ----
> From: Libby Pattenlibby_patten AT yahoo.com'>
> Date: Mar 2, 2015, 2:48:47 PM
> To: SBCOBirding Groupsbcobirding AT yahoogroups.com'>
> Subject: Male Summer Tanager - Ennisbrook Trail (Montecito) this morning
> Went for what I thought would be an uneventful walk on Ennisbrook Nature 
Trail this morning. Was excited to hear the pitick call of a male Summer 
Tanager just minutes before it started to rain (about 11 am). At first I wasn't 
sure what I was hearing and then saw a bright red bird fly through the trees. 
Luckily it came back and spent a long time perched on either side of the trail 
and I got great long looks at this beauty. Brilliant red all over and a large 
light-colored bill. This is definitely the best look I've ever had, but 
unfortunately didn't have my camera. I plan to go back and try to photograph 
him soon. If you take the main portion of the trail until it comes to a fork 
with a sign, take the right fork which immediately goes down hill and crosses a 
narrow creek bed. Walk for a few minutes until you come to a slight clearing 
with a large Sycamore on the right. This is just before the trail curves back 
to the left to join the main straight part of the trail. 

> 
> Also saw a Varied Thrush on the lower part of the trail and as well as heard 
many of the more common birds singing up a storm. 

> 
> Libby Patten
> Santa Barbara
> 
> 
> Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad
> 
Subject: Carp this morning
From: "ash34958 AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 03 Mar 2015 10:25:41 -0800
Carpinteria Creek Lagoon and Beach & Carp Salt Marsh Nature Park, Tuesday 
morning, Mar. 3, 2015 

 

 The continuing SORA was in Carp Creek, in the campground, between the RR and 
auto bridges. 

 

 In the Nature Park, I found a female HERMIT WARBLER (the first I've seen 
there) and a HERMIT THRUSH (unusual for this location). Two RED-BREASTED 
MERGANSERS continue on Franklin Creek, north of the foot bridge. 

 

 Rob Denholtz
 Carp
Subject: Updated Channel Islands Bird Checklist
From: "Jamie Chavez almiyi AT gmail.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 18:36:12 -0800
Group,

Paul Collins, Curator of Vertebrate Zoology at the Santa Barbara Museum of
Natural History along with H. Lee Jones, have just completed an updated
checklist of the Birds of the California Channel Islands. This checklist
provides information on the status, distribution and abundance of the 422
species that have occurred on the islands since the mid-1800's. eBirders
will find this to be a helpful resource because many of us aren't aware of
the differences between mainland species and those of the islands as
submitted checklists often reveal. This checklist will help you understand
that what is commonly found on the mainland is sometimes rare or completely
absent from the islands. I've placed a link on the http://www.sbcobirding.com/
home page where you can print out the order form to purchase one, or visit
the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History to pick up a copy.

Good birding,

-- 
Jamie Chavez
Santa Maria, CA
Subject: FW: Male Summer Tanager - Ennisbrook Trail (Montecito) this morning
From: "Libby Patten libby_patten AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 14:50:51 -0800




Subject: Male Summer Tanager - Ennisbrook Trail (Montecito) this morning
From: "Libby Patten libby_patten AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 14:48:47 -0800




Subject: Devereux
From: "'Lethaby, Nick' nlethaby AT gmail.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 19:14:25 +0000
This AM, both the female Eurasian Wigeon type and the hybrid Eurasian x 
American were present. There are now 3 Greater Scaup at the extreme south end 
of the slough. Grebe numbers are creeping up with 3 Horned and 2 Western Grebes 
today along with the usual Pied-billed and Eared. A single Whitefront was with 
the Canada Goose flock. 



Nick Lethaby
Goleta, CA
Mobile: 805 284 6200
Email: nlethaby AT gmail.com

Subject: Re: Western Wood Pewee
From: "Wim van Dam wim.van.dam AT gmail.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 14:21:49 -0800
[Lehman 2014] On Western Wood-Pewee in Santa Barbara County has:
> "No mid-wintern records"
> ...
> "Spring transients first appear in mid-April; the earliest arrival dates are 
6 April 2012 Cachuma Campground, 11 April 1985 El Capitan, and 11 April 1987 
Refugio." 


So, I'm eager to read more details on this Carp Creek bird.

Thanks

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> On 2015-03-01, at 14:11 , ash34958 AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding] 
 wrote: 

> 
> 
> Carpinteria Creek, Sunday morning, Mar. 1, 2015
> 
> 
> 
> Just north of 6th St., between the path and Carp Creek, there was a WESTERN 
WOOD PEWEE preening in a willow right next to the path. Had good looks for 2-3 
min. at close range. No vocalization. 

> 
> 
> 
> Rob Denholtz
> 
> Carp
> 
> 




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Subject: Western Wood Pewee
From: "ash34958 AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 01 Mar 2015 14:11:19 -0800
Carpinteria Creek, Sunday morning, Mar. 1, 2015
 

 Just north of 6th St., between the path and Carp Creek, there was a WESTERN 
WOOD PEWEE preening in a willow right next to the path. Had good looks for 2-3 
min. at close range. No vocalization. 

 

 Rob Denholtz
 Carp
Subject: La Cumbre Peak Cassin's Finch
From: "Dave Compton davcompton AT verizon.net [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 14:00:48 -0800
It was very quiet at La Cumbre Peak this morning. But a calling, flyover 
Cassin's Finch was a nice surprise. 


Dave Compton
Santa Barbara 

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Subject: Tufted Duck
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Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 10:12:21 -0800
At 10AM TuftedDuck is in Atascadero Creek approx 150 yards upstream from 
pipeline crossing. 


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Subject: Santa Ynez Valley and Guadalupe, past few days
From: "Wim van Dam wim.van.dam AT gmail.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:48:07 -0800
There is no denying that things are pretty dull at the moment. Here are the 
best birds that I could find the past week. 


Solvang: 2 VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW, 1 adult BALD EAGLE, 1 PEREGRINE FALCON; the 
VARIED THRUSH are decreasing but they are still around 


Armour Ranch Rd: ~40 HORNED LARK were (too) far away from the road; a gorgeous 
adult male NORTHERN HARRIER is regularly patrolling the fields: 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/van_dam/16478270549/ 


Santa Maria Wastewater Treatment Plant has 40+ BONAPARTE'S GULL. 

Today at sea at Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Park there were by my rough estimate 
~200 SURF SCOTER, ~50 RED-THROATED LOON, ~50 PACIFIC LOON, and 2 COMMON MURE. 




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Subject: Re: Raven in Carpinteria
From: "Chet Ogan oganc AT sbcglobal.net [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:45:36 -0800
Hi Ken,
 Liz Maruoka, Cedric Duhalde, and Eric Culbertson, among a half dozen others 
have sightings of ravens at Carpinteria Marsh which is near Clementine's. There 
are also several sightings along Carpinteria Creek, including Eric's and mine. 
I have only recorded crows at our home in the Vallecito tract on Ogan Road. 

 

Chet Ogan 
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On Saturday, February 28, 2015 6:33 PM, "Ken Pfeiffer keagle10 AT cox.net 
[sbcobirding]"  wrote: 

 


  
About 4:00 PM today there was a raven sitting on a wire in front of
Clementine's Steak House on Carpinteria Ave.  It was being dive bombed
by a mob of crows.  The raven would fly off and circle around and return.
The crows were relentless.  Eventually I saw the raven fly off with some
food item it had apparently stolen, crows in hot pursuit.  Never seen
a raven in town before.
Subject: Raven in Carpinteria
From: "Ken Pfeiffer keagle10 AT cox.net [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:33:46 -0800
About 4:00 PM today there was a raven sitting on a wire in front of
Clementine's Steak House on Carpinteria Ave.  It was being dive bombed
by a mob of crows.  The raven would fly off and circle around and return.
The crows were relentless.  Eventually I saw the raven fly off with some
food item it had apparently stolen, crows in hot pursuit.  Never seen
a raven in town before.


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Subject: Goleta Beach Heron Rookery
From: "Mark Holmgren maholmgren AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 02:16:42 +0000 (UTC)
On Friday afternoon, yesterday, I made a counts of large, 
apparently recently manicured, Great Blue Heron nests north 
of the channel.  18 GBHe nests visible, 12 nests were occupied.  
There was no Great Egret or Double-crested Cormorant 
activity in the expanded rookery area yet.
A single Northern Rough-winged Swallow was present.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22115682

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Subject: Grace's Warbler and Snipe again
From: "Nancy States bnstates AT cox.net [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:16:53 -0800
Curtis found the Grace’s Warbler in a pine tree across the creek in a pine 
grove. We crossed the creek on the bridge and walked back to the pine. 


Down in the ponds in the area between the two housing projects there were three 
Wilson’s Snipe. 


Libby Patton flushed them from the reeds as she was walking by. 

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Subject: Grace's Warbler and Snipe
From: "Nancy States bnstates AT cox.net [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:06:44 -0800
I was out at Ocean Meadows this morning and met Curtis Marantz and a couple 
from Riverside. 


We looked all ove the pines for the Warbler .Finally Curtis found it 

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Subject: Devereux this morning
From: "Maggie sherriffs maggiesherriffs AT gmail.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:12:38 -0800
Took a nice walk this morning around 730, skirting Fortuna and the red barn and 
down to peek at the slough. The gorgeous male Baltimore Oriole was at the barn, 
Nashville Warbler in the willows along the slough road cutoff. Pine Siskins at 
both the barn and slough. Also heard a Virginia rail "kidick"ing toward the 
OMGC end of the slough around 430am, maybe a one or two others responding. 

Good birding,
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Subject: Wilson's Snipe OMGC
From: "alpen0glow AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 25 Feb 2015 15:51:15 -0800
After seeing the Grace's Warbler at OMGC, I went down to the pond area where 
the Canada Geese, one Cackling Goose, two Ross Geese and one White-fronted 
Goose are at the eastern end of OMGS where I also saw one Wilson's Snipe at the 
eastern end of the pond. There may have been two, as one flushed and flew off 
quickly before I had a good look. The one which stayed put can be seen here 

 

 Mark Bright
 Santa Barbara
 

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Subject: OMGC Grace's Warbler
From: "Peter Gaede pgaede AT earthlink.net [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:00:55 -0800
Hi All:

After a couple of unsuccessful attempts earlier this year, I finally caught up 
with continuing GRACE’S WARBLER at Ocean Meadows Golf Course. When I arrived 
Ron Lucas and Mark Bright were already there and looking at the bird. It was in 
a Monterey Pine adjacent to the end corner of the line of condos between two 
concrete walkways. According to Ron and Mark, it had been present in this tree 
for approx. 30 minutes. This appears to be a couple of trees east of where it 
was seen most recently. Maybe it will be more regular now in this general area. 


The large flock of Canada Geese also continued nearby, which included one 
Cackling, a Greater White-fronted and the two Ross’s. 


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Santa Barbara




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Subject: Ringed? Turtle-Dove?
From: "Mark Holmgren maholmgren AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 03:50:30 +0000 (UTC)
Better to mention this than to ignore it.  On Mora Ave in the Santa Ynez 
Valley this afternoon I saw what looks like a Ringed Turtle-Dove.  I took the 
world's worst photo of it and a Eurasian Collared-Dove behind it.   I saw it 
much better than this photo would suggest.  I saw a white dove; smaller than 
ECDo; very little contrast between the folded primaries and the exposed wing; 
and a small, narrow tail that I think showed pale undertail coverts.  

I know these birds are around, and have been for years, but given the 
propensity of doves to colonize an entire continent, it seems best to bring it 
to folk's attention.Location:  34.64291 -120.05147Photo link: hyphenated doves 


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Subject: Grace's Warbler, Tufted Duck, Painted Redstart and Prairie Warbler.
From: "'Jim Moore' moorebirder AT gmail.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 23:25:09 -0800
Members of the Southwest Bird Study Club birded the Santa Barbara area today, 
Feb. 23. 


We saw the Continuing Graces Warbler in the same tree reported on EBird by 
Thomas Turner on Feb. 20. Coordinates are N34.420555, W119.876083 


We saw the bird in the same tree a year ago. Also seen with several Canada 
Geese were two Ross’s Geese, one Greater White-fronted Goose and one Cackling 
Goose and a large flock of Long-billed Curlews with a couple of Willets, 
Whimbrels and Marbled Godwits. These flew to Devereux Slough where they were 
seen later. 


The Tufted Duck was well seen photographed close to shore in the slough at 
Goleta Beach. 


The Painted Redstart continued at Rocky Nook Park at the same location reported 
by Gary Lester on Feb. 13. It was working the Oak trees between the Area 1 
group picnic area and the toilets. 


Some of our group also saw the continuing Prairie Warbler at Santa Claus Lane 
in Carpentaria around 8:00 AM. It was found across the street from its usual 
spot in the willows. 


Jim Moore
Agua Dulce.
Subject: Island Packers trip report, Saturday 2/21
From: "Peter Gaede pgaede AT earthlink.net [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 20:34:32 -0800
Birders:

Just a quick report on the trip to Santa Cruz Island organized and run by 
Island Packers this past Saturday. We departed out of the Channel Islands 
Harbor under overcast skies and relatively calm conditions, which continued 
throughout the day. The cooperative weather made for great viewing of alcids, 
which we had no shortage of — Cassin’s Auklets, Common Murres, Rhinoceros 
Auklets, Scripps’s Murrelets (close to 40 for the day!), and Pigeon 
Guillemots (near the islands; first arrivals to the area). Our views of a 
number of Scripps’s Murrelet pairs close to the boat were about as good as 
anyone could hope for. We were able to study and discuss field marks, observe 
behaviors, and even hear their calls. It was great to see these kind of numbers 
in the channel, and there will no doubt be many great photos surfacing as a 
result of our experience with them. 


Other highlights from the trip included a White-winged Scoter that was present 
with a large raft of Surf Scoters in Ventura County waters east of Anacapa, 
both Pom and Parasitic Jaegers, and an American Oystercatcher and a pair of 
adult Bald Eagles on Anacapa Island. 


This trip included a landing and short hike on Santa Cruz Island at 
Prisoner’s Harbor, where we easily found the Island Scrub-Jay and Island Fox. 
One Varied Thrush was observed by some not far from the pier. 


Thanks to Joel Barrett and the Island Packers crew (Captain Jason Wendel and 
Paige Knowles), the trip leaders and a great set of passengers for a fun and 
successful trip. 


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Subject: Re: Bird ID Assistance
From: "Jamie Chavez almiyi AT gmail.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:44:06 -0800
Hello Doug,

This is a White-winged Dove. Very uncommon/rare in the county. Be sure to
include your location when you post a message so we know where the sighting
took place. I assume this bird is in your yard somewhere in Santa Barbara
county?

Jamie Chavez
Santa Maria, CA
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On Feb 23, 2015 12:01 PM, "allardd AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" <
sbcobirding-noreply AT yahoogroups.com> wrote:

>
>
> We get quite a lot of doves and band-tailed pigeons in our backyard, but
> this one looks different.  Is is a juvenile band-tailed?
>
>
> Thanks!
>
>
> -Doug
>
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Subject: Bird ID Assistance
From: "allardd AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 23 Feb 2015 08:56:52 -0800
We get quite a lot of doves and band-tailed pigeons in our backyard, but this 
one looks different. Is is a juvenile band-tailed? 

 

 Thanks!
 

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Subject: Eurasian Wigeon at Devereux
From: "Glenn Kincaid glenn AT gntnz.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:11:57 -0800
As recently reported by several folks, the female Eurasian Wigeon is now 
present off the first pullout at Devereux Slough. 


Glenn Kincaid
Santa Barbara
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Subject: Re: Suburban White-tailed Kites
From: "'matt V.' fickity AT netscape.net [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 17:09:52 -0800
     Apologies, in my previous message I meant MATING not meeting.  Auto
correct...   Updating, I witnessed and documented copulation just now.
Also, there is an open field on the corner of Calzada and Cimmaron that the
pair were hunting.

I think the nest tree may be in my next door neighbor's driveway?  They
spend most of their time there...

I noted many more Raptors than usual this afternoon aloft over the yard.
Red-tails and Turkey Vultures mainly, but I did photograph my first-ever
yard MERLIN.

Maybe this new place will be tolerable afterall..?
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Subject: Suburban White-tailed Kites
From: "Mark Holmgren maholmgren AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:26:12 +0000 (UTC)
They have nested several times before in Santa Ynez neighborhoods, and of 
course in the last few years its a popular thing to do in Goleta. You're not so 
far from grasslands I think.  3 or 4 blocks is not too far to forage.  In 
Goleta, the pair that has nested in San Antonio Creek N of Tucker's Grove 
relies on San Marcos Foothills for some of their food. That distance (more than 
0.5 mile) puts the pair at risk, I think, but they will go that far away for 
food in some situations.   

If their aggression is as strong as you suggest, then they may really be 
defending something important -- like eggs.  The earliest egg date I know of 
is about 18 January in Goleta. 

I'd love to hear more.
Only 3 pairs known in Goleta now (More Mesa, Lake Los Carneros, and western 
Goleta Slough).  Does anyone know of others in the last two weeks? 


Mark HolmgrenGoleta     ~~     ~~     ~~     ~~
Good afternoon. I have a pair of white-tailed kites currently engaged in 
meeting flight displays over my house on Samantha Drive in Santa Ynez. This is 
a very suburban neighborhood with no grasslands adjacent. The pair is calling 
frequently, and making short forays with talons extended.  They are 
continuously checking the coniferous trees in what appears to be a nest 
search?   Just now, one flew up in aggressively chased off a pair of 
red-tailed hawks. 

I can't imagine that this is going to work? I'll keep watching…
Matt Victoria
Subject: Suburban white-tailed kites
From: "'matt V.' fickity AT netscape.net [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 15:51:47 -0800
Good afternoon. I have a pair of white-tailed kites currently engaged in
meeting flight displays over my house on Samantha Drive in Santa Ynez. This
is a very suburban neighborhood with no grasslands adjacent. The pair
is calling frequently, and making short forays with talons extended.  They
are continuously checking the coniferous trees in what appears to be a nest
search?   Just now, one flew up in aggressively chased off a pair of
red-tailed hawks.

I can't imagine that this is going to work? I'll keep watching…


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Samantha Drive
Santa Ynez, CA  93460

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Subject: Orchard Oriole - UCSB Lagoon Island
From: "Libby Patten libby_patten AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 15:24:55 -0800




Subject: Sat birds
From: "'Lethaby, Nick' nlethaby AT gmail.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 20:56:36 +0000
Usual loons and grebes at el cap. I walked around Devereux and finally had good 
looks at the female Eurasian Wigeon type. Other birds of interest were a Brant, 
a White front, and a pair of Greater Scaup. 


88 Semipalmated Plovers were at the mouth.

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Subject: SB Audubon Evening Program This Wednesday, and Friday Bird Walk!
From: "Janice Levasheff jlevasheff AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 16:16:53 +0000 (UTC)
Dear all,
There are two Audubon events coming up this week:
2/25, 7:30PM - 9:00 PM - Farrand Hall, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History: 
  "Landbirds of Channel Island Park"         Tim Coonan, biologist with 
Channel Islands National Park, will discuss the challenges of managing the 
avifauna of the special islands off our coast, and the conservation and 
monitoring programs in place to protect unique birds such as the Island Scrub 
Jay and Loggerhead Shrike, as well as their habitats.  Program is free! 
 Doors open at 7:00. 

2/27, 8:30AM-10:30AM - Friday Bird Walk with Jack Sanford, San Jose Creek, West 
(meet near tennis courts, 674 N. Kellogg Ave., Goleta)        Target Birds: 
 thrushes, woodpeckers, thrashers, songbirds, kinglets, and others!  Free! 


We also wanted to give you a heads up on a few events coming up for our annual 
fundraiser, the Birdathon.  Please go to our website for details such as cost 
and ticket information: Santa Barbara Audubon’s 2015 Birdathon | Santa 
Barbara Audubon Society 

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3/25, 7:30PM - Brad Schram will present "Birding Japan's Outer Islands".  Brad 
is a renowned birder who has led trips around the world for Victor Emanuel 
tours. He is a past SBAS president and author of the last two editions of the 
American Birding Association/Lane Guide, A Birder's Guide to Southern 
California.  Due to anticipated popularity of this event, this presentation 
will be held in Fleischmann Hall (not Farrand) at the Museum of Natural 
History.  Doors open at 7:00. 

3/29, 1:00PM and 5:00PM at the New Vic:   We will be showing the movie 
"Pelican Dreams", a stirring conservation portrait of one of America’s 
oddest and most beloved birds.   In this movie, filmmaker Judy Irving presents 
the journey of Gigi, an injured pelican rescued on the Golden Gate Bridge. 
 Additionally, Judy and her husband Mark Bittner, will have a Q&A session 
after each showing of the film.  She and Mark have driven down to Santa 
Barbara specifically to support this event. 

4/4, 7:15AM - 1:00PM - Island Packers, Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard - 
Anacapa Island Trip!  See the area where the star of “Pelican Dreams,” 
Gigi probably hatched!Along the whole west coast of the United States, the 
California subspecies of Brown Pelicans breeds only on west Anacapa and Santa 
Barbara Islands. The timing of this trip increases our chances of viewing Brown 
Pelicans on their nests. Other possible sightings are Western Gulls, 
Cormorants, Pigeon Guillemots, Scripps’s Murrelets, Cassin’s Auklets and 
others.  Crossing to the island is one hour each way, and we will have two 
hours to explore the island on foot.  Peter Gaede, assisted by his son Lucas, 
and Jared Dawson will accompany our group as special guides on this trip! 
 Group size is limited to 17.  Registration is open now via eventbrite. 

Please go to our website for information on these, as well as all of our 
events.  Please join us!  It's all for the birds! 

Thank you,
Janice LevasheffPublicity ChairSanta Barbara Audubon Society
Subject: Tufted Duck at Atascadero Creek near Goleta Beach
From: "Glenn Kincaid glenn AT gntnz.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 15:52:29 -0800
 Bird now present 350pm. About 50 yards from viewing platform.

Glenn Kincaid
Santa Barbara
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Subject: Baltimore Oriole, Tropical Kingbird,
From: "Mark Holmgren maholmgren AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00:13:48 +0000 (UTC)
The male Baltimore Oriole seen in the Devereux Student Garden (34.41711 
-119.87235) and nearby since at least 13 Dec 2014 was seen this morning.  
Three or so days ago, Adrian O'Loghlen found a Tropical Kingbird on the E side 
of the Devereux Slough channel (34.41050 -119.87814). It was seen today in the 
same area.  A  Great Blue Heron pair is arranging sticks atop a cypress 
(34.41205 -119.87630) along Devereux Road a little ways N of the half bridge.  
I very vaguely recollect that there might have been a GBH nesting on the W side 
of Devereux Slough in the1970s, but none that I know of since then.  A 
Belding's Savannah Sparrow is singing in the slough. 

High surf and tides are combining to batter the Isla Vista coast this morning.
 Mark HolmgrenSan Marcos Pass
Subject: Sandhill Crane Overnight Trip This Weekend!
From: "Janice Levasheff jlevasheff AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 23:16:34 +0000 (UTC)
Dear all,
You are invited to the following event sponsored by the Santa Barbara Audubon 
Society: 

2/21-2/22: Overnight Field Trip: Meet on saturday 2/21 just outside Colonel 
Allensworth State Historic Park at 12:30 +/-15 minutes 

This Audubon field trip will also visit the Atwell Island Wetlands,the Pixley 
National Wildlife Refuge and the Kern National WildlifeRefuge. It will be an 
overnight trip with camping at one of twoplaces. Alternatively, people can make 
their own arrangements to stayin nearby motels. Motels in Lost Hills include 
Motel 6 and Day’sInn. In Delano there is a Holiday Inn. 

Everyone must make their own vehicle arrangements and bring the necessary 
camping equipment, layers of clothes, food and drink plus birding equipment. 


It is approximately 230 miles to ColonelAllensworth State Historic Park from 
Santa Barbara depending upon theroute you take. 

Trip Coordinator, Jack Sanford, 566-2191 or email birdsandtennis AT hotmail.com
For more details and directionsy, please go to the SB Audubon website: Field 
Trip: Sandhill Crane Overnight | Santa Barbara Audubon Society 

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Subject: Carp Tipuana Watch.2
From: "ash34958 AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 18 Feb 2015 13:44:11 -0800
This morning, in the Carp tipu patch previously mentioned, I had about 8 
YELLOW-RUMPS, but the Hermit Warbler was absent . . . at least until Glenn 
Kincaid saw it later in the day. There were at least 2 male and 1 female 
TOWNSEND'S, a few RC KINGLETS, and a nice fly-over of about 40 CEDAR WAXWING. 

 

 Rob Denholtz
 Carp
Subject: SB osprey
From: "'Guy Tingos' guy.tingos AT cox.net [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 13:37:43 -0800
At 9:30 this morning, an osprey circled the SB waterfront by the East Beach
volleyball courts.  It took off on a long glide to the east headed towards
Montecito.

 

Guy Tingos

Santa Barbara
Subject: Re: Carpinteria Tipuana Watch
From: "Glenn Kincaid glenn AT gntnz.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 12:05:44 -0800
Thanks for the heads up on this Rob. I just spent an hour here and found at 
least 4 Townsends Warblers, a Black-throated Gray Warbler in the tree outside 
Señor Frogs, and the Hermit Warbler in the tree directly behind Rincon 
Brewing. 


Glenn Kincaid
Santa Barbara
www.sbgreenbigyear.blogspot.com



> On Feb 17, 2015, at 1:44 PM, ash34958 AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding] 
 wrote: 

> 
> I've decided to do a semi-regular check of the tipuana trees in Carp, on 
Linden Ave. in front of Von's and around the parking lot on Cactus Lane to the 
north of Von's. 

> 
> 
> 
> First survey turned up a few YELLOW-RUMPED and a HERMIT WARBLER. I would 
welcome other birders' contributions to this tipuana watch. 

> 
> 
> 
> To be continued . . . 
> 
> 
> 
> Rob Denhnoltz
> 
> Carp
> 
> 
Subject: Bohnett Park Warbling Vireo
From: "Peter Gaede pgaede AT earthlink.net [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 18:12:38 -0800
Hi All:

I made a quick check here around 1:30PM and found a WARBLING VIREO in willows 
not far from the creek. It was foraging in the upper canopy of some of the 
taller willows near the bottom of the stone steps after entering the park from 
San Andres Street. It’s interesting that one was present at this same 
location last winter (found on the CBC), so presumably this is a returning bird 
that was missed during earlier visits here this winter. 


Peter Gaede
Santa Barbara

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Subject: birds at LLC
From: "Nancy States bnstates AT cox.net [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 16:54:54 -0800
This morning Debbie Konkel and I saw a Varied Thrush and the Summer Tanager 
female plus the Sapsucker sp 

in the oak trees along the road toward the lake just below the trail to the 
bridge. 


There were also a small group of Tree Swallows at the lake. Many birds singing 
. A few White-breasted Nuthatches chasing each other calling. 


Nancy States

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Subject: Goleta This Morning
From: "Glenn Kincaid glenn AT gntnz.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:35:52 -0800
I made a few stops in Goleta this morning, looking for swallows and hoping the 
recently reported Avocet at Devereux might still be around - no luck with that. 
I did see a vocal pair of Tree Swallows at Lake Los Carneros and the Northern 
Rough-winged Swallow at Goleta Beach. Overall nothing earth-shattering, the 
best bird I saw was an immature Caspian Tern at Goleta Beach, where there was 
also a handsome Red-breasted Merganser Drake. 


Glenn Kincaid
Santa Barbara
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Subject: Carpinteria Tipuana Watch
From: "ash34958 AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 17 Feb 2015 13:44:10 -0800
I've decided to do a semi-regular check of the tipuana trees in Carp, on Linden 
Ave. in front of Von's and around the parking lot on Cactus Lane to the north 
of Von's. 

 

 First survey turned up a few YELLOW-RUMPED and a HERMIT WARBLER. I would 
welcome other birders' contributions to this tipuana watch. 

 

 To be continued . . . 
 

 Rob Denhnoltz
 Carp
Subject: Owls Figueroa Mtn. 2-15
From: "tomslaterphotography AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 16 Feb 2015 15:52:06 -0800
Thanks to Peter, my son and I were able to track down the PYGMY OWL up at 
Figueroa Mtn. 

While camping, we heard two Pygmy Owls, two Great Horned Owls, and one Western 
Screech Owl. 


I did get ID photos of the owl. I was struck by how small it was! Abut as small 
as an iPhone 6! 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/28154077 AT N02/16366809620/in/photostream/ 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/28154077 AT N02/16366809620/in/photostream/ 


The false eyes were neat to see also.

Thanks Peter for the lifer!

Bird on,

Tom Slater
Nipomo
 

Subject: Prairie Warbler continues on Santa Claus Lane, 02/15/15
From: "Gary Lester garys.lester AT gmail.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2015 14:12:12 -0800
The wintering Prairie Warbler was seen by Lauren & I this morning ~0730 at
the far east end of the narrow willow strip between the railroad tracks &
SC Lane, east of Padaro Lane.

Brief, but convincing looks, was a relief after a frustrating experience
last winter. Missed the Gray Hawk, with a casual drive-by after seeing the
PRWA, and after brunch at the Lucky Llama Coffeehouse (home of the World's
Largest Torrey Pine).

Gary
Subject: Re: 2nd Harris's Sparrow in Carpinteria
From: "Dave Compton davcompton AT verizon.net [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2015 06:36:12 +0000 (UTC)
Wes Fritz reminds me that there's also an adult Harris's Sparrow on Santa 
Barbara Island, which is also Santa Barbara County, so that makes four this 
winter. Also, Joan Cotich tells me that her sparrow, which is in Goleta, is 
still present. She attached photos, which show an adult. So three of the four 
are adults. 

Dave
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 Sent: Saturday, February 14, 2015 7:01 PM
 Subject: [sbcobirding] 2nd Harris's Sparrow in Carpinteria
   
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 Hi everyone,
Some of you may know that an adult Harris's Sparrow, here for it's third 
winter, has been coming to a yard in northern Carpinteria. Today, I found out 
that a second Harris's Sparrow, an immature bird, is coming to another yard, 
this one on Seacoast Way, which is north of U.S. 101 and only about three 
quarters of a mile from where the adult has been. The homeowner tells me that 
she believes it has been around since December, but that the first firm date 
for it's arrival she can provide is 7 January. 

A third Harris's Sparrow (another young bird) has been in Goleta, and was 
recorded on the Santa Barbara Christmas bird count. I haven't received an 
update since count day, however. 

This is the second consecutive winter that we've known about three different 
Harris's Sparrows in the county. Last winter, we had three adults, including 
one near Santa Ynez and one in Isla Vista, in addition to the Carpinteria bird. 
Since all were adults, it's reasonable to speculate that all three were present 
the previous winter, although two years ago we knew only about the one in 
Carpinteria. This after a period of about 18 years during which we had only 9 
records in the entire county. 

Dave ComptonSanta Barbara



  
Subject: 2nd Harris's Sparrow in Carpinteria
From: "Dave Compton davcompton AT verizon.net [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2015 03:01:09 +0000 (UTC)
 Hi everyone,
Some of you may know that an adult Harris's Sparrow, here for it's third 
winter, has been coming to a yard in northern Carpinteria. Today, I found out 
that a second Harris's Sparrow, an immature bird, is coming to another yard, 
this one on Seacoast Way, which is north of U.S. 101 and only about three 
quarters of a mile from where the adult has been. The homeowner tells me that 
she believes it has been around since December, but that the first firm date 
for it's arrival she can provide is 7 January. 

A third Harris's Sparrow (another young bird) has been in Goleta, and was 
recorded on the Santa Barbara Christmas bird count. I haven't received an 
update since count day, however. 

This is the second consecutive winter that we've known about three different 
Harris's Sparrows in the county. Last winter, we had three adults, including 
one near Santa Ynez and one in Isla Vista, in addition to the Carpinteria bird. 
Since all were adults, it's reasonable to speculate that all three were present 
the previous winter, although two years ago we knew only about the one in 
Carpinteria. This after a period of about 18 years during which we had only 9 
records in the entire county. 

Dave ComptonSanta Barbara
Subject: Swamp Sparrow at Lake Cachuma
From: "Mark Holmgren maholmgren AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2015 02:33:55 +0000 (UTC)
I surveyed the E end of Lake Cachuma this afternoon. An adult Swamp Sparrow was 
unusual, but also of interest were the larger than usual proportion of Clark's 
(75) to Western grebes (100).  The approximate number of shorebirds seen 
during the Cachuma CBC period were present today: 42 Least Sandpipers, 1 
Greater Yellowlegs, 7 Spotted Sandpipers. Even though there is much more 
exposed muddy shore in the last few years, the shorebird numbers are about the 
same from year to year. A minimum of 4 Rock Wrens were seen. 


Notes and photos are here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21841763

Mark Holmgren
San Marcos Pass
Subject: longspur sp. and other SYV birding
From: "Dave Compton davcompton AT verizon.net [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2015 23:10:19 +0000 (UTC)
 Hi everyone,
I birded some spots in the Santa Ynez Valley today, mostly checking up on the 
status of known birds. Results were lackluster. 

I spent two hours (about all I could stand on a hot morning) looking for 
longspurs at Armour Ranch Rd. All I could come up with was one distant longspur 
that could've been a Chestnut-collared or McCown's. I was pretty sure it didn't 
have any blackish areas on the underparts. So, maybe it wasn't one of Wim's 
birds. Also in the area were a Merlin (typical looking columbarius) and Lewis's 
Woodpecker that occasionally came into view around an oak tree well to the 
northwest. 

By the time I got to my next stop, at Baseline Rd for Vermilion Flycatcher, it 
was pretty hot. The only flycatchers here were three Cassin's Kingbirds and one 
each of the common phoebes. 

A brief drive up Figueroa Mtn Rd yielded another Lewis's Woodpecker about two 
miles up. 

Bradbury Dam was not particularly thrilling. A Rock Wren calling from the dam 
was the most interesting. 

Dave ComptonSanta Barbara
Subject: Northern Pygmy Owl, Figueroa Mountain
From: "peterschneekloth AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 14 Feb 2015 11:25:00 -0800
Another unsolicited Northern Pygmy Owl, this one well up on Figueroa Mountain. 
Good thing because there was not much else of interest moving. For those that 
wish another video, awfully cool birds! 

 

 Peter Schneekloth
 Buellton, CA
 

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Subject: Avocet in Devereux Slough
From: "tomleeturner AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 14 Feb 2015 10:52:47 -0800
There was an American Avocet paddling around the Slough this AM, and a few fine 
looking Tree Swallows were swooping around the Pond Trail, too. I also enjoyed 
watching a Scaly-Beasted Munia pulling up long blades of grass, for a nest I 
presume. 

 

 -Tom Turner

Subject: Painted Redstart, Rocky Nook Park, 02/13/15
From: "Gary Lester garys.lester AT gmail.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:36:43 -0800
Friday the 13th was lucky for us, as the wintering Painted Redstart (*Myioborus
pictus*) at Rocky Nook Park was easily located around Noon today. It was
foraging & calling in the lower canopy of the coast live oaks (*Querus
agrifolia*) between the Area 1 group picnic area and the restrooms.

We're around for the next week, so hoping for as much fortune pursuing the
other wintering goodies around Santa Barbara.

Thanks,

Gary & Lauren Lester
Humboldt County birders
McKinleyville, CA
Subject: Tufted Duck
From: "jared.dawson40 AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 13 Feb 2015 12:46:08 -0800
This morning the Tufted Duck was easily visible from the platform looking 
notherly up the slough arm at Goleta beach. It was with scaup under the 
pipelines. Nancy States generously was on hand with a scope which improved the 
view considerably. 

 Very close in there was a male Greater Scaup.
 Jared Dawson
 Santa Barbara
Subject: Black-throated Gray Warbler
From: "sbgage AT verizon.net [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 12 Feb 2015 17:12:06 -0800
A BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER was actively feeding in the tipuana tipu trees in 
the parking lot at Smart and Final (downtown Santa Barbara) today at 4 p.m. 

 

 Gage Ricard
 Santa Barbara
Subject: unusual hawk Solvang
From: "Wim van Dam wim.van.dam AT gmail.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:52:01 -0800
Heads up: This afternoon I had an unusual (and far away) hawk to the south of 
246 at Refugio Rd. It had a floppy flight style, with long wings and a long 
tail, overall cold brown colors, with dark fingers and a white patch at the 
primaries. My most conservative guess is that this was a Swainson's Hawk. 



Wim van Dam (Solvang, CA)
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Subject: Summer Tanager LLC continues new location
From: "peterschneekloth AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 12 Feb 2015 13:07:44 -0800
The continuing Tanager was seen quite well in the Oaks just east of the main 
house today at lunch. I saw it from the paved path by the lake and also while 
standing on the small stone patio east of the lawn. A Varied Thrush was also 
present. 

 

 Peter Schneekloth
 

Subject: SB Audubon Field Trip this Sunday, Feb. 15th: Ventura Duck Ponds / Wetlands!
From: "Janice Levasheff jlevasheff AT yahoo.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:43:40 +0000 (UTC)
Dear all,
You are invited to the following eventsponsored by the Santa Barbara Audubon 
Society: 

2/15: Field Trip: Ventura DuckPonds / Wetlands 7:00AM to 1:00PMTarget Birds: 
Waterfowl, Virginia Rail,Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, American Bittern, 
White-faced Ibis,Yellow-headed Blackbirds, Vermilion Flycatcher, Marsh Wren, 
&others 

Trip Coordinator, Jack Sanford,566-2191 or email birdsandtennis AT hotmail.com
For more details on what to bring anddirections or car pool/gas money, please 
go to the SB 
Audubonwebsite:http://santabarbaraaudubon.org/events/field-trip-ventura-duck-ponds-wetlands/ 

These field trips are open to thepublic for birders of all levels. Please join 
us! 

Janice LevasheffPublicity ChairSanta Barbara Audubon Society
Subject: Tufted Duck in San Jose Creek near 217 bridge
From: "Elizabeth Muraoka lizmuraoka AT gmail.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 08:25:51 -0800
The Tufted Duck and a male Scaup are in the creek west of the 217 bridge on 
Goleta Sanitary District property, barely visible from the bike path on the 
bridge. However, I wouldn't recommend lingering on the bridge as the bike 
traffic can be heavy and the path is very narrow on the bridge itself. 
Hopefully he will come out to the Goleta Slough side for better visibility. 


Liz Muraoka
Santa Barbara

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Subject: Armour Ranch Rd, 2015-02-10:
From: "Wim van Dam wim.van.dam AT gmail.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 14:44:13 -0800
This afternoon I had two McCOWN'S LONGSPURS at Armour Ranch Rd, at the same 
location where I had one male on 2015-01-19. See below for my eBird report. For 
those of you who want to have a stab at these birds: patience and a scope are 
essential ingredients to find them. (Note also that I only post about my 
successes at Armour Ranch Rd; my failures I keep to myself.) 


11 COMMON RAVENS was a high number for this location. 

The birds were seen intermittently for 20+ minutes through a scope at 
approximately 200 yards. Viewing conditions were okay with some heat shimmer 
and annoying fresh grass. Unlike on 2015-01-19 the 100 American Pipits were in 
the majority with only about 30 Horned Larks mixed in with them. The two 
longspurs were in the same flock, loosely associated with the Horned Larks. 


As usual the birds stood out by their non-energetic belly-shuffle through the 
grass, without raising their head. Overall color was a sandy light brown, 
without the buff that a Smith's would have. In general they were weakly striped 
on the nape, head, and wings. The breast and belly were unmarked. Both birds 
had an obvious pink and stubby bill, that set it apart from the surrounding 
pipits. They had a wide but pale supercilium and only a faint marking around 
the auriculars (one of them a bit darker than the other). In general the heads 
were very plain looking with a beady-eyed expression. All other three longspurs 
would have much stronger markings on the head and wings. One bird had rusty 
brown coverts and looked identical to the bird that I saw here on 2015-01-19 
(which I ID-ed as a male McCown's Longspur). I could not see any color on the 
coverts of the other bird, so that might have been a female. Because of the 
grass it was not clear if there were black splotches on the breast. I did not 
see the wings projection or tail patterns; nor did I hear the birds call. The 
birds was too far away to photograph. 



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Subject: Summer Tanager at Lake Los Carneros
From: "Glenn Kincaid glenn AT gntnz.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 13:02:43 -0800
First reported yesterday by Rebecca Coulter as heard only, one female (and 
possibly two birds) were found this morning by her birding class. This is in 
the Euc grove on the North side of the lake. 


I was able to refind one female shortly after.    

ID photo can be seen here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gtk_photos/16309042507/

Glenn Kincaid
Santa Barbara
www.sbgreenbigyear.blogspot.com
Subject: Tropical Kingbird Area K
From: "Glenn Kincaid glenn AT gntnz.com [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:45:08 -0800
The Tropical Kingbird reported by Dave Compton was present this morning around 
1030, it was favoring a Willow tree directly across from the Environmental 
Health Building. 


Also, in the wetlands NW of Los Carneros and Mesa Rd I counted 9 male Cinnamon 
Teal. 


Glenn Kincaid
Santa Barbara
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Subject: Tufted Duck
From: "Guy Tingos guy.tingos AT cox.net [sbcobirding]" <sbcobirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:24:01 -0800
In the upper channel at Goleta Beach Park visible from the parking lot. 

Guy Tingos
Santa Barbara, CA
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