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American Golden-plover at Estero Bluffs

David L. Keeling
 

Hi all,


This morning (Sunday) there was an American Golden-plover on the bluff-top at Estero Bluffs State Park, westward from the fig-tree entrance.   I've always trusted others to distinguish between American and Pacific, but if I am incorrect, it is after careful scrutiny.   The back and wings were less golden than my other Golden sightings.   The bill is quite short.   The wings extend well beyond the tail.   Either 4 or 5 primary tips extend beyond the tertials.   The 3 pictures I posted on Flickr will be more valuable than my words.   (Note:   I always post low-resolution images, if you need higher res to be convinced, let me know).


Dave Keeling

Morro Bay


P.S.   The two harlequin ducks flew off as I arrived today.   No photo.   Dipped on Ruddy turnstone.


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- Redhead (1 report)
- Rough-legged Hawk (1 report)
- Vermilion Flycatcher (1 report)
- Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided) (2 reports)

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Redhead (Aythya americana) (1)
- Reported Dec 01, 2018 10:26 by Herb Elliott
- Pico Ave/Pico Creek, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6142448,-121.1473399&ll=35.6142448,-121.1473399
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50357945
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "The bird had a rufous head and neck, faded black breast, grayish body, yellowish eye, and bluish bill with black tip."

Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) (1)
- Reported Nov 30, 2018 09:20 by Eric Wier
- Carrizo Plain National Monument (within Monument Boundaries Only), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.155759,-119.810539&ll=35.155759,-119.810539
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50359474
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Bird first seen soaring over open country about one mile south of Panorama Road. Bird only observed from underneath. Shape and flight characteristics different than red-tailed and ferruginous hawks, which were also seen this day. When soaring, appeared to hold wings in a slight dihedral. Wings appeared longer and narrower than the other two Buteo species seen this day. Wingbeats were fluid rather than stiff, and bird traveled in relatively small circles while apparently searching for prey. Bird dominantly white underneath. Tail white at base with a distinct black terminal band."

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)
- Reported Dec 02, 2018 09:26 by Roberta Manian
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50372470
- Comments: "Continuing rarity. Photos to follow. Along the fencing as previously reported "

Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided) (Junco hyemalis mearnsi) (1)
- Reported Dec 02, 2018 07:01 by Jeff Miller
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2736118,-120.8838502&ll=35.2736118,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50366373
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "continuing; photos"

Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided) (Junco hyemalis mearnsi) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 01, 2018 09:12 by Tom Edell
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2736118,-120.8838502&ll=35.2736118,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50351145
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Found yesterday by Jay Carroll. Today around campsite 3. Pale blue-gray hood, dark lores, pink bill, cinnamon colored flanks, brown back, grayish rump. (Photos)"

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Red phalarope

Victoria Morrow
 

There was a red phalarope in the Pismo lagoon this morning about 7:30 am.  Other birds included the usual suspects plus increasing numbers of buffleheads and ruddy ducks.  A peregrine falcon noshed on its kill until the crows pestered the heck out of it.

Vicki Morrow


"Pink-sided" Dark-eyed Junco, Islay Creek Campground, 1 Dec

Tom Edell
 

This morning the “pink-sided” Dark-eyed Junco Jay Carroll found yesterday was still present in the Islay Creek Campground. It was near the beginning of the campground at campsite #3 with three “Oregon” type juncos. This is only the second county record for this subspecies, with the first found by Petra and Jack Clayton at Lopez Lake in Nov 2017.  A male Wilson’s Warbler was in the willows between the horse trail down to Islay creek and the first campground on the north side of the road. Both of the female Indian Peafowl hens were seen fanning their tails by the campground host trailer this morning. These two domesticated birds have been present since at least Aug 2017.

 

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While driving along South Bay Blvd a flock of geese on the estuary included two immature Snow Geese, five Greater White-fronted Geese and seven Canada Geese.

 

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Tom Edell

Cayucos, CA

 


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- Harlequin Duck (1 report)
- Elegant Tern (1 report)
- Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided) (1 report)
- Hooded Oriole (1 report)
- Bullock's Oriole (1 report)
- Nashville Warbler (1 report)

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Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (2)
- Reported Dec 01, 2018 11:31 by Carol Comeau
- Estero Bluffs SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4484114,-120.9437799&ll=35.4484114,-120.9437799
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50349067
- Comments: "Continuing birds. Male and female sitting on rock. Male entered water followed by the female. They began foraging. Observed from point just north of Fig Tree Trail. "

Elegant Tern (Thalasseus elegans) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 30, 2018 09:35 by marlin harms
- Morro Strand State Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3982858,-120.8678892&ll=35.3982858,-120.8678892
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50327352
- Comments: "Smaller, thinner-billed & with longer crest over nape than adjacent Royal Terns. 2 loafed with Royals, a third, an adult Elegant, flew in with fish and fed immature, then all three flew off."

Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided) (Junco hyemalis mearnsi) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 30, 2018 09:40 by Jay Carroll
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2736118,-120.8838502&ll=35.2736118,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50327787
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Dark lores contrasting with light bluish-gray head; pinkish-cinnamon sides and flanks; foraging with a small flock of Dark-eyed Juncos (Oregon) and California Towhees."

Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 30, 2018 11:42 by Jay Carroll
- Los Osos Valley Nursery, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3122278,-120.8515215&ll=35.3122278,-120.8515215
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50327846
- Comments: "Continuing adult male in winter plumage."

Bullock's Oriole (Icterus bullockii) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 30, 2018 11:42 by Jay Carroll
- Los Osos Valley Nursery, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3122278,-120.8515215&ll=35.3122278,-120.8515215
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50327846
- Comments: "Continuing female/immature, rather pale overall with indistinct eyeline."

Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla) (1)
- Reported Dec 01, 2018 08:42 by Kaaren Perry
- Morro Bay yard, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.360935,-120.844846&ll=35.360935,-120.844846
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50344552
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Seen feeding along the top of honeysuckle/ivy hedge. Brief look and photos through the window. Last seen at this location 11/23/2018."

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Male & Female Harlequin Ducks, Estero Bluffs

Tyson Baker
 

Male and female harlequin ducks, pretty much straight out from the Fig tree parking lot, Estero Bluffs, 11:15, Saturday morning. 

Tyson and Kristi. Los Osos and SLO. 


Red Phalaropes and North Coast birds

David Lawrence
 

Greetings,

This morning about 7:45 there were 5 Red Phalaropes in the greatly-expanded, post-storm Morro Creek mouth, along with lots of kelp wash-up, scuzzy post-prime brown foam, and acres of newly scoured beach.  Phalaropes were distant and not photogenic.

Later, about noon, there were 6 REPH at Alva Paul Creek lagoon.  These birds were totally imperturbable, flying off but returning soon to land near where we stood and photographed, often feeding 10-20 feet away.  They are beautiful little birds even in basic plumage, and their delicate, quick movement belies their strength on the open ocean (they weight all of 2 ounces!), where I’ve typically seen them in this county.

Between phalarope sightings, an adult Bald Eagle perched on a fence post just north of the entrance to Hearst Castle, 3 Hooded Mergansers swam in San Simeon Creek, viewed from the auto bridge on the frontage road and up-stream near the sub-Hwy 1 culvert, and 2 Elegant Terns huddled with many more Royal Terns near Alva Paul Creek mouth.

All the North Coast debouchments are engorged, their beaches rearranged and messy.  Gull flocks were sizable though not impressive, and only expected species were found, the push of northern migrants not yet realized (no Glaucous-winged Gulls, for instance).  We went only as high as the elephant seal turnouts.

But, talk about a splendid morning!

Some REPH images are posted at:  http://flickr.com/photos/dave_lawrence

Dave Lawrence
Arroyo Grande




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- Harlequin Duck (2 reports)
- Vermilion Flycatcher (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)

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Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 29, 2018 09:31 by Tom Edell
- Estero Bluffs SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4484114,-120.9437799&ll=35.4484114,-120.9437799
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50310786
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing apparent female. When this bird was first reported on Oct 27 it primaries had not grown in and it only had a couple of tail feathers, which suggests that it was present in the area prior to that date. It now has full primaries and tail feathers."

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1)
- Reported Nov 24, 2018 11:15 by Roger Zachary
- Estero Bluffs SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4484114,-120.9437799&ll=35.4484114,-120.9437799
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50316300
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "continuing duck"

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)
- Reported Nov 29, 2018 13:07 by Herb Elliott
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50311412
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Previously reported [https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47200159] Found by Jim Royer (and Joanna) 7.14.18 and continuing."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 29, 2018 08:08 by Herb Elliott
- Oceano County Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1057118,-120.6255312&ll=35.1057118,-120.6255312
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50310712
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "... olive-gray upperparts, gray head with bright yellow underparts continuing through the upper-breast and a large broad-based bill – heard the high-pitched twittering calls."

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What are these shorebirds eating?

William Bouton
 

As a result of my musing about what this Red Phalarope has in its beak:


I received a couple of interesting responses. I don’t know if this one holds the answer in this case, but it is a fascinating blog post explaining a shorebird food source that I’d been unaware of:


Bill

Bill Bouton
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 USA


Red phalarope in Morro Bay

Steve Schubert
 

Hello all,
In addition to the phalaropes observed at Morro Creek mouth, my co-worker Audrey Cunningham took a photo this afternoon of a RED PHALAROPE swirling around in the waters next to the Coast Guard north T-pier in Morro Bay, and was curious about its identification.
 
Steve Schubert
Baywood Park


Re: Phalarope food?

Phil Strong
 

When I was there on Nov 26 photographing the Red Phaloropes.  I counted six of them.  Karen has reported the day before, seeing 7.  I was on the ocean side of the Morro Creek inlet peninsula and as I turned around to leave, after a fun close encounter photo session, there was a dead Red Phalorope in the sand. It seemed unharmed so I don’t know the cause.  


On Nov 29, 2018, at 2:18 PM, William Bouton <boutonbill@...> wrote:

Like Kaaren Perry who reported a couple of hours earlier today, I too saw 5 Red Phalaropes in Morro Creek this late morning. Several days ago, when there were 6 present, I took some photos. Upon processing, I noticed that two of the birds appeared to be eating something clear and gelatinous:


Does anyone who knows their aquatic organisms, which I’m assuming these are (yes, I know what they say about “assume”), know what is being consumed?

Bill

Bill Bouton
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 USA


Phalarope food?

William Bouton
 

Like Kaaren Perry who reported a couple of hours earlier today, I too saw 5 Red Phalaropes in Morro Creek this late morning. Several days ago, when there were 6 present, I took some photos. Upon processing, I noticed that two of the birds appeared to be eating something clear and gelatinous:


Does anyone who knows their aquatic organisms, which I’m assuming these are (yes, I know what they say about “assume”), know what is being consumed?

Bill

Bill Bouton
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 USA


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- Rough-legged Hawk (2 reports)
- Vermilion Flycatcher (1 report)

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Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2018 08:05 by Judy Matsuoka
- Carrizo Plain National Monument (within Monument Boundaries Only), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.155759,-119.810539&ll=35.155759,-119.810539
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50290449
- Comments: "Known bird found here near Soda Lake Rd and Panorama. Smaller hawk compared to Red Tail and Ferruginous. Pale head and hard markings on breast & belly. Unfortunately due to fog very poor photo obtained"

Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2018 08:05 by Becky Turley
- Carrizo Plain National Monument (within Monument Boundaries Only), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.155759,-119.810539&ll=35.155759,-119.810539
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50291618
- Comments: "Known bird found here near Soda Lake Rd and Panorama. Smaller hawk compared to Red Tail and Ferruginous. Pale head and hard markings on breast & belly. Unfortunately due to fog very poor photo obtained"

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)
- Reported Nov 29, 2018 11:37 by Rick Saval
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50301395
- Comments: "Continues loop trail and fence line. "

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Morro Creek mouth

Kaaren Perry
 

Morro Creek mouth continues to host Red Phalaropes, 5 seen this morning from the north parking lot.  A few duck species and assorted sandpipers were seen as well. 

For those who enjoy sorting out gulls this is a good place to visit right now.  Over the past few days I have seen Heermann’s, Mew, Ring-billed, California, Herring and Western gulls of various ages. To add to the fun there was also an apparent Western X Glaucous-winged hybrid. 



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- Vermilion Flycatcher (1 report)

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Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2018 09:30 by Jeri Edwards
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
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- Comments: "Continuing from July, seen hawking for insects from the small coffeeberry tree in the loop trail just beyond the dock. Went from the coffeeberry tree to the barbed wire along the open field and back to the tree. Brilliant red head and breast, even more vivid against the gray sky in the light drizzle. It was undeterred by the drizzle."

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Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)
- Reported Nov 26, 2018 16:00 by Dane Fagundes
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
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- Comments: "Continuing. "

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White-throated Sparrow yardbird

Sue Girard
 
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WCSP scuffling in the live oak leaf duff, in the company of other White- and Golden-crowned Sparrows. Looked to be a tan striped variation, with dull head stripes but bright yellow lores, and bright white throat with dark malar stripes.  Later a Townsend's Warbler associated with the usual Junco group along with two Ruby-crowned Kinglets poking among potted plants for insects.

Sue Girard
Nipomo


Re: Red Phalaropes in Morro Bay

Kaaren Perry
 

Thanks Dave! 

I want to add that at 11:00 this morning the number had grown to 7 Red Phalaropes at Morro Creek mouth.  I got some distant photos but not for publication. ;-)

While “The Birds of San Luis Obispo County” status booklet indicates they are most common from late October through November I am questioning if that many at the creek mouth is typical. I always think of them as more of an offshore wintering bird.

On Nov 26, 2018, at 4:24 PM, David L. Keeling <dkeeling@...> wrote:

Hi all,

Today there was one RED PHALAROPE at the Paul Alva Creek lagoon.   There were 5 more at Morro Creek lagoon.   After much red-necked phalarope visitation this year, it was fun to see their close winter-plumaged relatives.   So similar, but the thicker bill and the patternless gray back are noticable.   I think the Morro Creek location is in the Christmas bird count circle.

Dave Keeling
Morro Bay

2 flickr photos, one from each spot.




Red Phalaropes in Morro Bay

David L. Keeling
 

Hi all,


Today there was one RED PHALAROPE at the Paul Alva Creek lagoon.   There were 5 more at Morro Creek lagoon.   After much red-necked phalarope visitation this year, it was fun to see their close winter-plumaged relatives.   So similar, but the thicker bill and the patternless gray back are noticable.   I think the Morro Creek location is in the Christmas bird count circle.


Dave Keeling

Morro Bay


2 flickr photos, one from each spot.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/142505326@N04/?




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- Harlequin Duck (3 reports)
- Black Scoter (2 reports)
- Elegant Tern (1 report)
- Rough-legged Hawk (1 report)
- Vermilion Flycatcher (1 report)
- Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (1 report)
- Savannah Sparrow (Large-billed) (1 report)

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Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 21, 2018 07:27 by Herb Elliott
- Avila Beach Pier, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1779805,-120.7343611&ll=35.1779805,-120.7343611
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50117187
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "In breeding plumage with a flock of Surf and Black Scoters."

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 20, 2018 07:24 by Herb Elliott
- Avila Beach Pier, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1779805,-120.7343611&ll=35.1779805,-120.7343611
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50117027
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "In breeding plumage with a flock of Surf Scoter."

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 25, 2018 10:24 by Norman Pillsbury
- Estero Bluffs SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4484114,-120.9437799&ll=35.4484114,-120.9437799
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50221967
- Media: 4 Photos

Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 21, 2018 07:27 by Herb Elliott
- Avila Beach Pier, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1779805,-120.7343611&ll=35.1779805,-120.7343611
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50117187
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Overall brownish with contrasting whitish cheeks and dark cap, associating with a Harlequin Duck and Surf Scoters."

Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 20, 2018 07:24 by Herb Elliott
- Avila Beach Pier, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1779805,-120.7343611&ll=35.1779805,-120.7343611
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50117027
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Overall brownish with contrasting whitish cheeks and dark cap, associating with Surf Scoters."

Elegant Tern (Thalasseus elegans) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 25, 2018 14:40 by Tom Edell
- Morro Strand State Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3982858,-120.8678892&ll=35.3982858,-120.8678892
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50221323
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "extensive black around the eye and more yellow-orange bill that was slimmer than nearby Royal Terns. Continuing bird (Photo)"

Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 22, 2018 11:31 by Herb Elliott
- Carrizo Plain NM--Panorama Rd. at Soda Lake Rd., San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1461356,-119.7736968&ll=35.1461356,-119.7736968
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50195143
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "The Rough-legged Hawk was observed for about 5 mins flying high and occasionally interacting with a Red-tailed Hawk. The Bird appeared to be a light morph with a white tail that was dark banded at the tip and pale at the base and pale underwings with dark patches at the bend of the wing."

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 25, 2018 10:46 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50222825
- Media: 2 Photos

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis) (1)
- Reported Nov 26, 2018 08:45 by Kaaren Perry
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3987056,-120.8586752&ll=35.3987056,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50239504
- Comments: "Seen with one Oregon type moving about in the brushy area along the east fence. Pale bill, dark gray hood and upper parts. Hood showed concave lower edge contrasting with white belly."

Savannah Sparrow (Large-billed) (Passerculus sandwichensis rostratus/atratus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 24, 2018 10:34 by Herb Elliott
- 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/S50222212
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Previously reported 11.8.18 (https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49766896) and continuing."

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