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Re: Rufous Hummingbirds along the coast

Joanne Aasen
 

They are up in numbers in Cambria also. I’ve had 3 males at my feeders. 
Walking across an empty lot a half-block away I saw 2 males chasing each other.  
Maybe they are the same ones that come to my feeders.  
The last Rufous I have in my house records was MAR/APR 2018. 

Joanne Aasen
Cambria, CA

On Apr 2, 2020, at 6:06 PM, Kaaren Perry <surfbird1@...> wrote:

I am wondering if others are seeing a noticeable increase of male Rufous Hummers in the past few days along the coast.  

Today I would estimate 8-10 males seen at any one time as they circled my feeders and the nearby Pride of Madera bushes.   4 male Allen’s and 5-7 selasphorus females.  There easily could have been more, especially Rufous as they zoomed about, often in hot pursuit of each other. Admittedly these numbers are my attempt at estimating at a single given time.

I know that birders who live inland often report good numbers of selasphorus hummers but I don’t usually see this many at one time in our yard in Morro Bay.  Maybe my being home all day has something to do with it? 

Kaaren Perry
Morro Bay




Re: Rufous Hummingbirds along the coast

Victoria Morrow
 

Absolutely!  I have three rufous/Allen’s consistently in my yard in Avila Beach and saw one today on the Bob Jones Trail for the first time in the nine years I have been loving here.  What a treat they all are!

Vicki 

On Apr 2, 2020, at 6:06 PM, Kaaren Perry <surfbird1@...> wrote:

I am wondering if others are seeing a noticeable increase of male Rufous Hummers in the past few days along the coast.  

Today I would estimate 8-10 males seen at any one time as they circled my feeders and the nearby Pride of Madera bushes.   4 male Allen’s and 5-7 selasphorus females.  There easily could have been more, especially Rufous as they zoomed about, often in hot pursuit of each other. Admittedly these numbers are my attempt at estimating at a single given time.

I know that birders who live inland often report good numbers of selasphorus hummers but I don’t usually see this many at one time in our yard in Morro Bay.  Maybe my being home all day has something to do with it? 

Kaaren Perry
Morro Bay



Lesser Yellowlegs

Jim Royer
 

The closed section of State Park Road, just off South Bay Blvd., is birdy. At midday today, I had 3 Greater Yellowlegs and one Lesser Yellowlegs flying around the slough next to the road, for a nice comparison of size, bills and calls. Closer to South Bay Blvd., 2 just-arrived Black-headed Grosbeaks we’re singing, along with Wilson’s Warbler, Pac.-slope Flycatchers, and Rufous Hummingbirds (feeding on twin berry flowers).  It’s really nice with no traffic. The Snow Goose continues on the nearby bay, seen from South Bay Blvd.

Jim Royer
Los Osos

Rufous Hummingbirds along the coast

Kaaren Perry
 

I am wondering if others are seeing a noticeable increase of male Rufous Hummers in the past few days along the coast.  

Today I would estimate 8-10 males seen at any one time as they circled my feeders and the nearby Pride of Madera bushes.   4 male Allen’s and 5-7 selasphorus females.  There easily could have been more, especially Rufous as they zoomed about, often in hot pursuit of each other. Admittedly these numbers are my attempt at estimating at a single given time.

I know that birders who live inland often report good numbers of selasphorus hummers but I don’t usually see this many at one time in our yard in Morro Bay.  Maybe my being home all day has something to do with it? 

Kaaren Perry
Morro Bay



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*** Species Summary:

- Snow Goose (2 reports)
- Greater White-fronted Goose (1 report)
- Vaux's Swift (Vaux's) (1 report)
- Calliope Hummingbird (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)

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Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens) (1)
- Reported Apr 02, 2020 13:01 by Jim Royer
- Morro Bay State Park, Los Osos US-CA (35.3440,-120.8255) South Bay Blvd., San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.344015,-120.825509&ll=35.344015,-120.825509
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S66543877
- Comments: "Continuing bird, with 2 Canadas"

Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens) (1)
- Reported Apr 02, 2020 09:03 by David Cox
- Park Ridge Trail Parking Area (use for viewing estuary), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3414123,-120.8237954&ll=35.3414123,-120.8237954
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S66533337
- Comments: "With Canada geese"

Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) (4)
- Reported Apr 02, 2020 06:56 by Maggie Smith
- Bob Jones Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1886907,-120.7193907&ll=35.1886907,-120.7193907
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S66536326
- Comments: "adults with white around pinkish bill; bright orange legs hanging with Canada Geese on golf course."

Vaux's Swift (Vaux's) (Chaetura vauxi vauxi) (1)
- Reported Apr 02, 2020 08:30 by Tom Slater
- Pajaro Lane Loop, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.018773,-120.5092185&ll=35.018773,-120.5092185
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S66536796
- Comments: "One flying high with tree swallows. Wings were noticeably narrower and sharper, and were swept back, visibly different from the tree swallows. It was slightly smaller than swallows. Light brown, small body with slightly paler throat was obvious next to the white bodies of the swallows. I watched it from afar, and then as it slowly got lower and closer to me until it flew directly over my head with a spectacular view. There may have been more but I was so focused on this one and keeping it in my bins that by the time I looked up into the sky again, the swallow flock had moved away from me. Very fun sighting, new bird for my daily walk."

Calliope Hummingbird (Selasphorus calliope) (1)
- Reported Apr 02, 2020 09:00 by Jacqueline Knowlton
- Corner of Shiloh Pl. and Bethel Road, Templeton, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5566955,-120.7257825&ll=35.5566955,-120.7257825
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S66533649
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Smaller than other hummingbirds, striped gorget"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Apr 01, 2020 17:38 by Grace Romero
- Department of State Hospitals - Atascadero, Atascadero US-CA 35.46138, -120.63278, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.461384,-120.632776&ll=35.461384,-120.632776
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S66515760
- Comments: "Perched at top of last tree in State Hospital parking lot. large kingbird body shape and vocalizations. Entire belly and chest yellow. Tail all dark."

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Oceano lake/lagoon area 4/2irs

Rubba Johanna
 

Birded the Oceano lake on the south side of Pier Ave., then checked out Norswing & Coolidge street-side trees and vegetation.

Norswing & Coolidge
Birds seen:
Common Yellowthroat
Song Sparrow
Yellow-rumped warbler in breeding plumage
Southwestern YR warbler in breeding plumage*
RC Kinglet
Bushtit 
Pied-billed Grebe
Gadwall
Junco

*This bird had a bright yellow throat, large, solid black patches on the chest (not streaked), yellow along the shoulder, more white in the wings than our local type, broken black streaks in the underparts. The tail was notched, from underneath the tip was black but the remainder white. I did not catch sight of the back, crown or rump. It was fluttering among the trees around the entrance to the lagoon path.

Birds heard:
Purple Finch
Wrentit
Red-shouldered Hawk
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Marsh Wren
Junco

Birds at the lake:
Snow goose continuing
Many Great-tailed Grackles, male and female
Double-crested Cormorant, proudly displaying his white "ear" feathers
Male Ruddy Duck in breeding plumage

There was another lump of white nestled on a hump of reed roots. It was large, maybe larger than the Snow Goose, so perhaps some domestic goose. But its head was tucked in and coots were sitting behind it, blocking a better view.

I forgot to report a sighting from last Saturday, when I walked the Grover Beach boardwalk and the Pismo campground next to the butterfly grove. There were ponds and streamlets in the campground as a result of the recent rains. One largish pond hosted eight Cinnamon teal, 6 male and 2 female.

Johanna Rubba
Grover Beach

looking up

Thomas Slater
 

So looking up today paid off.
I saw a single Vaux's Swift mixed it with some high flying Tree Swallows.
I saw a female Hooded Oriole scouting out a palm tree, hopefully for a nesting site, with a male perched nearby.
Lawrence's Goldfinch today was in the same spot, with one additional female nearby. I also saw another male/female pair on a different street as well. 
Bird on,

Tom Slater
Nipomo

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*** Species Summary:

- Calliope Hummingbird (2 reports)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)
- Green-tailed Towhee (1 report)
- Tennessee Warbler (1 report)

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Calliope Hummingbird (Selasphorus calliope) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 31, 2020 11:33 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- North Atascadero, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5115655,-120.6913173&ll=35.5115655,-120.6913173
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S66464719
- Media: 1 Photo

Calliope Hummingbird (Selasphorus calliope) (1)
- Reported Apr 01, 2020 06:45 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/S66474011
- Comments: "Continuing from my sighting and reporting 3/31/2020"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Apr 01, 2020 11:50 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/S66510253
- Comments: "Standing on rocks just east of Dock 6, then turned and flew into Eucalyptus trees on north side of parking lot"

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1)
- Reported Apr 01, 2020 06:45 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/S66474011
- Comments: "continuing with sunrise visitation"

Tennessee Warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina) (1)
- Reported Apr 01, 2020 08:49 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/S66489416
- Comments: "Continuing since January 9, 2020. Same general area as previous 2020 park records. Foraging in bottlebrush tree in east end of park (find CASA DIABLO sign in backyard—that’s the house with the feeders near the correct bottlebrush trees at fjord). I’ve recorded the bird several times in this same tree. Sometimes from a spot where the bird can easily dart to or from the deciduous tree next to it. This time the bird was spotted low in tree on blooming bottlebrush—far right area if viewing trees from south of stream. First noticed two Orange-Crowned Warblers foraging in the deciduous tree just mentioned and in bottlebrush tree. The Tennessee appeared foraging for several seconds. An Orange-crowned appeared within a foot of the bird. The Tennessee hopped onto a branch for a few more seconds before darting away. Noticeable marks: Lime-colored wings/back/head. White underside. Pale yellow throat. Pale eyebrow. Dark line through eye."

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yardbird changes

Sue Girard
 

Hermit Thrush and Sooty Fox Sparrow have been gone since last weekend; daily still seeing one to two YRWA and one Townsend's.

Pacific Slope Flycatcher arrived in yard to bathe on Monday.
Hooded Oriole male came into the yard Monday; saw a pair up the street last week.
Saw a BHGR male last Friday where I saw the oriole pair, not in yard yet.
Two selasphorus hummingbirds are at feeder-- a female; one Rufous male (all orange back) chased my four resident Anna's away for three hours while he defended the feeder from all comers. He may have moved on, female remains in yard. 

Sue Girard
Nipomo/ north frontage

I'm ready for the sparrows to be gone. They're shredding my peas to ribbons--with plenty other tender grasses and annuals to eat.

I've stopped feeding wild bird seed to try not to encourage the large local Jay population which preys on nestlings in my 'scrub' area. I fear I may have created a Frankenstein. 

neighborhood birds

Thomas Slater
 

I did my usual walk yesterday and got a record 45 species. Got both Bullock's and Hooded Oriole. Every day there seems to be a new bird added to the list. Today I had 42 species but had a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. The Lawrence's Goldfinch is still hanging out in front of the same house on Osage. I think this is about the 6th day in a row. Pac-slope FC and RB Nuthatches are still regulars. Not a lot of warblers yet. If I get lucky I'll find a Townsend's Warbler and YR and OC. Waiting for the new migrants to arrive. Record list below...


Stay active but safe,
Bird on,

Tom Slater
Nipomo

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*** Species Summary:

- Snow Goose (1 report)
- Harlequin Duck (1 report)
- Long-tailed Duck (1 report)
- Calliope Hummingbird (5 reports)
- Glaucous Gull (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)
- Green-tailed Towhee (1 report)

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Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens) (1)
- Reported Mar 31, 2020 10:35 by Rick Saval
- 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/checklist/S66454761
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continues; photo"

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1)
- Reported Mar 31, 2020 09:19 by Rudy Lucero
- Port San Luis, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1708616,-120.7562256&ll=35.1708616,-120.7562256
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S66443773
- Comments: "Continuing bird seen perched on buoy next to seals platform."

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1)
- Reported Mar 31, 2020 08:30 by marlin harms
- Morro Bay Harbor, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3699,-120.857&ll=35.3699,-120.857
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S66451083
- Comments: "The recently sighted male was seen at a distance from the north T-pier, closer to Morro Rock than to me."

Calliope Hummingbird (Selasphorus calliope) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 30, 2020 19:29 by Jacqueline Knowlton
- 1525 Shiloh Pl, Templeton US-CA (35.5568,-120.7261), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.556805,-120.726055&ll=35.556805,-120.726055
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S66426412
- Comments: "Adult male with magenta colored streaked gorget. Very small hummingbird, even when compared to the Selasphorus hummers that we’re next to it."

Calliope Hummingbird (Selasphorus calliope) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 30, 2020 16:29 by Will Knowlton
- 1525 Shiloh Pl, Templeton US-CA (35.5568,-120.7261), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.556805,-120.726055&ll=35.556805,-120.726055
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S66426373
- Comments: "Adult male with magenta colored streaked gorget. Very small hummingbird, even when compared to the Selasphorus hummers that we’re next to it."

Calliope Hummingbird (Selasphorus calliope) (1)
- Reported Mar 31, 2020 14:00 by Janet Rayner
- Golden Bridle Lane, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5220976,-120.5831051&ll=35.5220976,-120.5831051
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S66455399
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Tiny. Streaked magenta gorget."

Calliope Hummingbird (Selasphorus calliope) (1)
- Reported Mar 31, 2020 12:20 by Roger Zachary
- Zachary's Property, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5218007,-120.6933761&ll=35.5218007,-120.6933761
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S66451326
- Comments: "red finger like gorgets; continuing migrant; no photo"

Calliope Hummingbird (Selasphorus calliope) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 31, 2020 06:50 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/S66436677
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Showed up at the feeders this morning. Tiny! Mature male with elongated magenta throat feathers making them appear streaky. Photos taken through a window in low light (right after sunrise) for ID purposes only."

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) (1)
- Reported Mar 31, 2020 12:30 by Robert Chapman
- Oso Flaco Creek Mouth/Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.0334489,-120.6333643&ll=35.0334489,-120.6333643
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S66458133
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "First winter bird in good feather. Large gull with brown spotting on upperparts, white primaries, pink legs, pink bill with black tip."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Mar 31, 2020 09:55 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/checklist/S66459064
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Observed only one of the three continuing first-spring birds, that wintered here: Dock 6, perched on the boat between the "Marie Elizabeth" and the"MacGregor." --- Last ebird report listing all three: 3/18/20. --- We searched all boats in docks 4 through 7 and also the eucalyptus trees in the parking lot."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1)
- Reported Mar 31, 2020 06:50 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/S66436677
- Comments: "Continuing . . . sunrise visitor"

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Horned Grebe in breeding plumage

David L. Keeling
 

Hi all, 

Yesterday, (and today along with Pat and Ann Vaughan and Marlin Harms) I saw a beautiful Horned Grebe in full breeding plumage.   It was in the Morro Bay State Park Marina.   For awhile, before 8AM, it was nearly motionless.   Perhaps when the sun had risen enough for better underwater vision, it began to dive nearly continuously.   It remained within 30 meters of the kayak rental dock for over an hour, ultimately swimming out into the bay.   It's the first sighting for me in five years.   I hope it remains to inspire others!

Two photos on FLICKR.

Enjoy and stay well,

Dave Keeling
Morro Bay

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dave_morro_bay_keeling/

Fingers crossed that'll get you there.

Tricolored Blackbirds - I forgot!

Kaaren Perry
 

I hit send and then realized I had forgotten to sign off on my last post. And after the recent reminder too. :-(

Phooey!

Kaaren Perry
Morro Bay

Tricolored Blackbird

Kaaren Perry
 

While driving along Cottontail Creek Rd. in Cayucos this morning I was surprised to see a male Tricolored Blackbird feeding with a small group of “black” birds.  2 Starlings, 1 male Brewer’s and 2 unidentified females were in the group. The females showed a supercillium, which would separate them from the Brewer’s. I was not able to identify either female as Tricolored or the more expected Red-wing before the group flew off. They were seen in the field about 1 /1/2 miles up the road near a group of bee boxes. 

While Tricolored Blackbirds are not considered rare in the county,  it was my first time seeing one on that road. 2 photos for identification purposes -  https://ebird.org/checklist/S66445282

Blackheaded Grosbeak

njmann90
 

FOS for my yard, male Blackheaded Grosbeak today along with increased #'s of Selasphorus including 2 male Rufous.  Near Vet's hall SLO

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San Luis Obispo
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*** Species Summary:

- Snow Goose (1 report)
- Greater White-fronted Goose (2 reports)
- Calliope Hummingbird (2 reports)
- Green-tailed Towhee (1 report)
- Black-throated Gray Warbler (1 report)

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Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens) (1)
- Reported Mar 29, 2020 13:55 by Mark Hays
- 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/checklist/S66390165
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "juvenile, previously reported"

Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) (4)
- Reported Mar 30, 2020 07:50 by Mark Hays
- Bob Jones Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1886907,-120.7193907&ll=35.1886907,-120.7193907
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S66415446
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Seen with a flock of Canada Geese"

Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) (1)
- Reported Mar 30, 2020 08:24 by Norman Pillsbury
- The Lakes (Private - No public Access), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.514975,-120.67369&ll=35.514975,-120.67369
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S66407388
- Comments: "Continuing."

Calliope Hummingbird (Selasphorus calliope) (1)
- Reported Mar 29, 2020 14:55 by Norman Pillsbury
- Roger Zachary home, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5219297,-120.6932978&ll=35.5219297,-120.6932978
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S66382466
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Unmistakable long fingers of the purple gorget. Lousy photo."

Calliope Hummingbird (Selasphorus calliope) (1)
- Reported Mar 30, 2020 13:55 by Roger Zachary
- Zachary's Property, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5218007,-120.6933761&ll=35.5218007,-120.6933761
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S66417072
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Migrating hummingbirds; seems like I've had a high number of Calliope's this season so far"

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1)
- Reported Mar 30, 2020 06:50 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/S66398356
- Comments: "Continuing"

Black-throated Gray Warbler (Setophaga nigrescens) (1)
- Reported Mar 30, 2020 07:47 by Jeff Miller
- Whale Rock Reservoir, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4636527,-120.8708239&ll=35.4636527,-120.8708239
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S66403966
- Comments: "Adult female; Gray above, white underneath, black streaking down sides, faint white wing bars, white throat, black breastband, dark auriculars, white supercilium, dark cap, small yellow spot in front of eye"

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Oso Flaco Lake

Stephanie Little
 

CA State Parks Takes Additional Steps to Help Slow Down Spread of #COVID19: Vehicle Access Temporarily Closed at Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, including Oso Flaco and Pismo State Beach. Press release can be found here: https://bit.ly/3duDuKx

Oceano Dunes

Bob Chapman
 

Break time...

Asked about our closure, foot traffic OK. Parking lots are closed.

Bob Chapman
Oceano Dunes

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

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*** Species Summary:

- Snow Goose (1 report)
- Greater White-fronted Goose (1 report)
- Long-tailed Duck (1 report)
- Calliope Hummingbird (4 reports)
- Black Skimmer (1 report)
- Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (1 report)
- Green-tailed Towhee (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens) (1)
- Reported Mar 29, 2020 09:45 by Kaaren Perry
- Morro Bay Estuary (use more specific location(s) when possible), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3377298,-120.8501072&ll=35.3377298,-120.8501072
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S66370932
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Immature seen grazing in estuary with scattered groups of Canada Geese."

Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) (1)
- Reported Mar 29, 2020 11:05 by Norman Pillsbury
- The Lakes (Private - No public Access), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.514975,-120.67369&ll=35.514975,-120.67369
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S66373803
- Comments: "Continuing since Oct 2019."

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1)
- Reported Mar 28, 2020 09:45 by Jim Moore
- Morro Bay Harbor, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3699,-120.857&ll=35.3699,-120.857
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S66344199
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Female type. Photos will be posted. First bird seen today, near the Coast Guard pier. Seen from time to time at Morro Bay. I don't know if it's a new sighting for the season."

Calliope Hummingbird (Selasphorus calliope) (1)
- Reported Mar 29, 2020 14:55 by Norman Pillsbury
- Atascadero, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.48937,-120.671&ll=35.48937,-120.671
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S66382466
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Unmistakable long fingers of the purple gorget. Lousy photo."

Calliope Hummingbird (Selasphorus calliope) (1)
- Reported Mar 29, 2020 14:55 by Jeff Miller
- Atascadero, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.48937,-120.671&ll=35.48937,-120.671
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S66381810
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Male; photos"

Calliope Hummingbird (Selasphorus calliope) (1)
- Reported Mar 29, 2020 12:20 by Roger Zachary
- Zachary's Property, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5218007,-120.6933761&ll=35.5218007,-120.6933761
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S66380530
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "continuing during migration at this location"

Calliope Hummingbird (Selasphorus calliope) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 28, 2020 17:30 by Roger Zachary
- Zachary's Property, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5218007,-120.6933761&ll=35.5218007,-120.6933761
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S66342012
- Media: 1 Photo

Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger) (1)
- Reported Mar 29, 2020 13:21 by Jim Royer
- Morro Bay--Audubon overlook, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3316478,-120.8383334&ll=35.3316478,-120.8383334
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S66382070
- Comments: "Roosting on a sandbar out in the bay, with terns and cormorants. The low profile (short legs) with the all jet-black upper parts and white front of face, chest and belly with long black pointed wings gave it a very distinctive silhouette next to the larger cormorants. I couldn’t see the bill well, given the angle and distance"

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) (1)
- Reported Mar 23, 2020 08:07 by Kathleen Kent
- Heritage Ranch Trails: Bluebird Meadow, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.7182946,-120.8770108&ll=35.7182946,-120.8770108
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S66158561
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "This is almost certainly the same immature YBSA seen and photographed Feb 3, 2020"

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1)
- Reported Mar 29, 2020 06:50 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/S66371806
- Comments: "Continuing. Showing up right about sunrise now"

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Rufous Hummingbird

njmann90
 

My first male Rufous Hummingbird today
Near Vet's Hall, SLO
Pacific Slope Flycatchers are back in the yard.


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Nancy Jean Mann
San Luis Obispo
njmann50@...

"A duck a day!!!!"  William Henry "Hank" Deveraux, Jr.'
“On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”  H.L. Mencken

'I've seen so much stupid in my years that I can't remember all of it,'  2014 James Turner


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