[eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert <daily>

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*** Species Summary:

- Redhead (1 report)
- Sharp-shinned Hawk (1 report)
- Indigo Bunting (1 report)

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Redhead (Aythya americana) (5)
- Reported Jul 21, 2020 19:21 by Sarah Toner
- Santa Maria River Estuary (SLO Co.), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&;t=p&z=13&q=34.9722359,-120.6456667&ll=34.9722359,-120.6456667
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71712135
- Comments: "Medium-sized Aythya. Small flotilla apart from female and young. Overall plain diving ducks, white belly, no white in front of hill, rounded heads, white smudging near eye."

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) (1)
- Reported Jul 23, 2020 19:48 by Mark Hays
- Hays Home, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&;t=p&z=13&q=35.1337729,-120.5566585&ll=35.1337729,-120.5566585
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71764775
- Comments: "Perched in back yard with a covey of quail present, flew off soon after. Seen before smaller than Cooper,s Hawk"

Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jul 23, 2020 11:30 by Tom Edell
- Indigo Bunting Stakeout--Quintana Road, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&;t=p&z=13&q=35.3625791,-120.8167097&ll=35.3625791,-120.8167097
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71758056
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "The bird twice perched briefly in coyote brush, both times in poor light. Given the almost completely brown wings, tail, and back and appearance of worn wing feathers this bird seems more likely an immature male than an adult molting into basic plumage (photo). No wing bars visible and grayish bill was too small for Blue Grosbeak. Bird in same location alternate plumaged male (photographed yesterday, not seen today) has been present for past two months. Bird located by calls."


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