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*** Species Summary:

- Red-necked Grebe (1 report)
- Glaucous Gull (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (2 reports)
- Chipping Sparrow (1 report)
- Green-tailed Towhee (1 report)
- Tennessee Warbler (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 21, 2020 10:10 by Petra Clayton
- San Simeon Pier, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6430072,-121.1875784&ll=35.6430072,-121.1875784
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64840224
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Dark cap; whitish cheeks; dark neck; fairly long neck; straight, yellowish bill; white patch on leading edge of wings. - This bird may be the one reported on 2/16/20, 2/17/20, and 2/19/20 at Pico Ave./Pico Creek.

Click on the image below for a Flickr video:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/49567644567/in/dateposted-public/" title="Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena), San Simeon, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/49567644567_ebcaf33598_o.jpg" alt="Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena), San Simeon, CA" /></a>

Click on the image below for another Flickr video:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/49567645912/in/dateposted-public/" title="Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena), San Simeon, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/49567645912_23f486a447_o.jpg" alt="Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena), San Simeon, CA" /></a>"

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) (1)
- Reported Feb 21, 2020 11:20 by Petra Clayton
- Pt. Piedras Blancas--elephant seal colony, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6627706,-121.2567043&ll=35.6627706,-121.2567043
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64840536
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Click on the image below for a Flickr video showing the Glaucous Gull feeding on a dead Northern Elephant Seal, being displaced by a Western Gull, and then embarking on a lengthy cleaning process to wash the bill in the sand and the surf before flying off:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/49567626298/in/dateposted-public/" title="Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus), Highway One, San Luis Obispo County, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/49567626298_507c1b70fa_o.jpg" alt="Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus), Highway One, San Luis Obispo County, CA" /></a>"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 21, 2020 10:00 by Bob Revel
- 201 State Park Road, Morro Bay, California, US (35.344, -120.841), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3440331,-120.8409539&ll=35.3440331,-120.8409539
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64831838
- Comments: "3 immature sitting on sailboat at South End of Marina."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 21, 2020 15:50 by Linda Dalton
- 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/checklist/S64837830
- Comments: "One on Dock 6; the other on the stern of the second boat from shore at Dock 6"

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 21, 2020 10:40 by Nick Belardes
- Meadow Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2675798,-120.6606531&ll=35.2675798,-120.6606531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64832863
- Comments: "Continuing. Just outside of baseball field behind home plate. Didn’t see both birds."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 21, 2020 08:30 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/checklist/S64830741
- Comments: "The GTTO and a Spotted Towhee were feeding close to one another. Just prior to them appearing I observed 2 California Towhees in the same area. It was interesting to observe all three towhee behaviors: the California Towhees appear the least nervous of the three and often feed out in the open. The Spotted Towhee is somewhere in the middle, will venture out into the open but doesn't stay there for long. The GTTO is the most skittish and secretive of the three and stays under or extremely close to cover and appears very averse to being out in the open ."

Tennessee Warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 21, 2020 10:40 by Nick Belardes
- Meadow Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2675798,-120.6606531&ll=35.2675798,-120.6606531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64832863
- Comments: "Continuing. Same general area as Feb. 18-20 reports (and previous 2020 park records). Foraging high in bottlebrush tree in east end of park near house with bird feeders (look for placard that says CASA DIABLO). Bird pecked at exposed bottlebrush and hung for several seconds. Lost sight while trying to take pic (same as yesterday). Noticeable marks: Lime-colored. White underside. Pale yellow throat. Pale eyebrow. Dark line through eye."

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