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*** Species Summary:

- Redhead (1 report)
- Long-tailed Duck (3 reports)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (3 reports)
- Mountain Chickadee (1 report)
- Chipping Sparrow (1 report)
- Green-tailed Towhee (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Redhead (Aythya americana) (5) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 27, 2019 09:25 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Hwy 46 PM 5.0-pond, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5422671,-120.9661623&ll=35.5422671,-120.9661623
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S62685136
- Media: 1 Photo

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 26, 2019 16:44 by Jasen Liu
- Morro Bay harbor mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3640786,-120.8658353&ll=35.3640786,-120.8658353
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S62665759
- Comments: "Associating with Surf Scoter flock in mouth of Bay; Smaller than SUSC with black cheek patch, overall black and white coloration, pale flanks"

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 26, 2019 16:44 by Will Brooks
- Morro Bay harbor mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3640786,-120.8658353&ll=35.3640786,-120.8658353
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S62686278
- Comments: "Associating with Surf Scoter flock in mouth of Bay; Smaller than SUSC with black cheek patch, overall black and white coloration, pale flanks"

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 27, 2019 07:58 by Tom Edell
- Morro Rock, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3693972,-120.8670566&ll=35.3693972,-120.8670566
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S62683708
- Comments: "Female with dark crown, what appeared to be and all dark bill, dark ear cheek patch on a white face, all white below, and a dark brown back lacking any white in scapulars"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 27, 2019 09:40 by Tom Edell
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S62683639
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "3 juveniles. 2 on boats at dock 5, one on boat at dock 6 (photo)"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 26, 2019 16:27 by Will Brooks
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S62686279
- Comments: "Continuing immature birds on east end of marina"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (3)
- Reported Dec 26, 2019 10:00 by Petra Clayton
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S62687121
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing juveniles perched on boats in the marina. One on the outboard motor of the "Elizabeth Marie;" two on boats in dock 5.

Click on the image below for a Flickr video, showing one of the juveniles staying on its perch, while a Great Blue Heron flew off, when a kayaker navigated between the docks:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/49284793643/in/dateposted-public/" title="Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea), Morro Bay, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/49284793643_8cc8fe141a_o.jpg" alt="Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea), Morro Bay, CA" /></a>

Photos below show one of the three juveniles on the outboard motor of the "Elizabeth Marie""

Mountain Chickadee (Poecile gambeli) (2)
- Reported Dec 23, 2019 16:30 by ann chandler
- 3400 El Camino Real, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5026085,-120.6880993&ll=35.5026085,-120.6880993
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S62683427
- Comments: "Black cap, white sides next to cap. climbing down trees, foraging on the grass."

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 27, 2019 08:23 by Jim Royer
- Sea Pines Golf Course, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3153586,-120.8574414&ll=35.3153586,-120.8574414
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S62673194
- Comments: "Probably one of the Chipping Sparrows reported by Jay Carroll previously, but on a different part of the golf course (on the fence and ground even with the front pond). This was a small sparrow with a small bill; warm brown crown; unstreaked gray belly, throat and collar; and blackish line from the bill to well behind the eye."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 27, 2019 11:00 by Jeri Edwards
- stagecoach property, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1387443,-120.5614262&ll=35.1387443,-120.5614262
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S62684832
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Still thrilling to see this beautiful bird show up! Continuing since 11/11/19"

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