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Common Ringed Plover Sandspit Parking Access Posted 8am

Mike Bush
 

Hi All,

Following Marlin Harms' comment last night, I went to the Moñtana de Oro State Park Sandspit access road this morning. 

The roadway is gated and locked; posted with a 'Closed Sunset - 8am' sign.

Best to all,

Mike Bush
Los Osos


the Common Ringed Plover

Kevin Zimmer
 

In my haste to get the word out about the Common Ringed Plover, I see that I forgot one additional important field mark that distinguishes an alternate (breeding) plumage male Common Ringed from the corresponding plumage of male Semipalmated Plover, and that is the presence or absence of a contrastingly colored orbital ring. Common Ringed shows either no orbital ring, or, at best, a dark gray orbital ring which provides no contrast with the dark eye and black mask. Semipalmated Plover in breeding condition, typically shows a contrasting orange orbital ring, which shows well with close views or in decent photos.

Kevin Zimmer
Atascadero


Re: Common Ringed Plover on Morro Bay Sandspit

Jim Royer
 


Everybody,

As the Administrator of the SloBird GroupMe, I will try and figure out why the first post didn’t go through. As was already suggested, perhaps any photos attached interfered with the the post. As was also suggested, it is probably better to send a link to the photos posted to a source like eBird or slocobirding that is accessible to all. (Although I understand that photos sent to slocobirding can fill up a fairly limited memory.)
I’m also a little surprised that people are so sensitive about repeated posts about a bird as rare as this one. The information should be interesting to anyone interested in rare local birds, since it was not previously posted on slocobirding. After a point though, I would agree it could go onto slocobirding, with a reference to the slocobirding post on the GroupMe. I don’t agree, however, that private messages would be a good way to relate info on how to refind a bird like this, that is a first county record.
I think it’s safe to say that a majority of this group are interested in such info. 
Also, a lessen we probably all learned from this - when anyone posts to the GroupMe, it’s always a good idea to check the posts to make sure your post went through. 
For anyone possibly interested in joining the GroupMe for rare San Luis Obispo County birds, send me a text.

Jim Royer
Los Osos 


On Thu, Oct 1, 2020 at 7:32 PM Kevin Zimmer via groups.io <kjzimmerphd=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
All,



At around 1130h this morning, I found and photographed a male Common Ringed Plover in alternate plumage on the ocean side of the Morro Bay Sand Spit near dune marker #6.  I parked in the parking lot at the end of Sand Spit Road in Montaña de Oro SP, and took the trail that leads down to the beach.  From there, I would estimate that it is about 4 mile hike (one-way) to where I saw the bird.  It was loafing in the wrack line, well off the beach, loosely associated with 50+ Semipalmated Plovers and 20+ Snowy Plovers, and a bunch of Sanderlings and Least and Western sandpipers.



The key in looking for this bird is that it was the only ringed plover-type still in alternate plumage.  None of the 150+ Semipalmated Plovers that I saw along the spit today or on 9/23 were in alternate plumage.  So, this bird should grab your attention.  Key marks to separate it from a  like-plumaged Semipalmated Plover are as follows:  1) prominent, long white brow above the black mask; 2) longer bill, with more extensive orange at the base; 3) black of mask meets the bill at the gape or just below (in Semipalmated, the mask joins the bill above the gape line); 4) paler and grayer-brown coloration of the upper parts in Common Ringed (SP is darker and browner); and 5) really hard to see in the field, but it does show in some of my photos, is that Common Ringed lacks webbing between the toes, whereas SP has a little webbing at the base.  The vocalizations are a good clue, but you need comparative experience.



I couldn't really examine my photos very well in the harsh, nearly mid-day light conditions, so I did not even attempt to call this in while I was out there.  I was still watching it when all of the plovers and nearby Sanderlings burst into flight, as a response to a passing Merlin.  Almost thought I heard one mellow CRPL-like call amongst the other calls when all of the birds flushed, but couldn't be sure.  The birds flew hundreds of meters to the north along the sand spit, but I couldn't relocate THE bird, and I was still looking at a minimum 4-mile walk back to my car, so I gave up.



It was VERY WARM today, and is supposed to be that way again tomorrow, and the hike is a long one (with a steep uphill through loose sand at the end to get back to the parking lot), so take LOTS OF WATER.



I did photograph a Mountain Plover out on the spit today also, as well as what I assume is the same melanistic Western Sandpiper that I photographed on 9/23.



Finally, I did attempt to post this to the Group Me text message alert, when I first got home late this afternoon.  Apparently, that message did not post, although I don’t understand why my queries to Jeff Miller went through, but the plover post didn’t.  Jim Royer, perhaps you can sort this out?



Oh, and Bart Beckman:  Sorry to have troubled you, but I was trying to get the rare bird info to post, and no way for me to find out if it was working without “chatting” with others.  Seemed kind of important!



Kevin Zimmer

Atascadero














Re: Morro Bay Sandspit

marlin harms
 

Thanks, Kevin. I'm remembering that the last time I saw a sign on the road down to the Sandspit parking lot, it said the road opened at 8:00 AM. Someone might clarify if they know better than that. Thanks,

Marlin Harms
Morro Bay


Re: Common Ringed Plover on Morro Bay Sandspit

Thomas Slater
 

Photo of bird attached.




On Thursday, October 1, 2020, 8:04 PM, Thomas Slater <tomslaterphotography@...> wrote:

Next time attach a photo? Or a link to your ebird?  Thank you.




On Thursday, October 1, 2020, 7:32 PM, Kevin Zimmer via groups.io <kjzimmerphd@...> wrote:

All,

At around 1130h this morning, I found and photographed a male Common Ringed Plover in alternate plumage on the ocean side of the Morro Bay Sand Spit near dune marker #6.  I parked in the parking lot at the end of Sand Spit Road in Montaña de Oro SP, and took the trail that leads down to the beach.  From there, I would estimate that it is about 4 mile hike (one-way) to where I saw the bird.  It was loafing in the wrack line, well off the beach, loosely associated with 50+ Semipalmated Plovers and 20+ Snowy Plovers, and a bunch of Sanderlings and Least and Western sandpipers.

The key in looking for this bird is that it was the only ringed plover-type still in alternate plumage.  None of the 150+ Semipalmated Plovers that I saw along the spit today or on 9/23 were in alternate plumage.  So, this bird should grab your attention.  Key marks to separate it from a  like-plumaged Semipalmated Plover are as follows:  1) prominent, long white brow above the black mask; 2) longer bill, with more extensive orange at the base; 3) black of mask meets the bill at the gape or just below (in Semipalmated, the mask joins the bill above the gape line); 4) paler and grayer-brown coloration of the upper parts in Common Ringed (SP is darker and browner); and 5) really hard to see in the field, but it does show in some of my photos, is that Common Ringed lacks webbing between the toes, whereas SP has a little webbing at the base.  The vocalizations are a good clue, but you need comparative experience.

I couldn't really examine my photos very well in the harsh, nearly mid-day light conditions, so I did not even attempt to call this in while I was out there.  I was still watching it when all of the plovers and nearby Sanderlings burst into flight, as a response to a passing Merlin.  Almost thought I heard one mellow CRPL-like call amongst the other calls when all of the birds flushed, but couldn't be sure.  The birds flew hundreds of meters to the north along the sand spit, but I couldn't relocate THE bird, and I was still looking at a minimum 4-mile walk back to my car, so I gave up.

It was VERY WARM today, and is supposed to be that way again tomorrow, and the hike is a long one (with a steep uphill through loose sand at the end to get back to the parking lot), so take LOTS OF WATER.

I did photograph a Mountain Plover out on the spit today also, as well as what I assume is the same melanistic Western Sandpiper that I photographed on 9/23.

Finally, I did attempt to post this to the Group Me text message alert, when I first got home late this afternoon.  Apparently, that message did not post, although I don’t understand why my queries to Jeff Miller went through, but the plover post didn’t.  Jim Royer, perhaps you can sort this out?

Oh, and Bart Beckman:  Sorry to have troubled you, but I was trying to get the rare bird info to post, and no way for me to find out if it was working without “chatting” with others.  Seemed kind of important!

Kevin Zimmer
Atascadero





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Common Ringed Plover on Morro Bay Sandspit

Kevin Zimmer
 

All,

At around 1130h this morning, I found and photographed a male Common Ringed Plover in alternate plumage on the ocean side of the Morro Bay Sand Spit near dune marker #6. I parked in the parking lot at the end of Sand Spit Road in Montaña de Oro SP, and took the trail that leads down to the beach. From there, I would estimate that it is about 4 mile hike (one-way) to where I saw the bird. It was loafing in the wrack line, well off the beach, loosely associated with 50+ Semipalmated Plovers and 20+ Snowy Plovers, and a bunch of Sanderlings and Least and Western sandpipers.

The key in looking for this bird is that it was the only ringed plover-type still in alternate plumage. None of the 150+ Semipalmated Plovers that I saw along the spit today or on 9/23 were in alternate plumage. So, this bird should grab your attention. Key marks to separate it from a like-plumaged Semipalmated Plover are as follows: 1) prominent, long white brow above the black mask; 2) longer bill, with more extensive orange at the base; 3) black of mask meets the bill at the gape or just below (in Semipalmated, the mask joins the bill above the gape line); 4) paler and grayer-brown coloration of the upper parts in Common Ringed (SP is darker and browner); and 5) really hard to see in the field, but it does show in some of my photos, is that Common Ringed lacks webbing between the toes, whereas SP has a little webbing at the base. The vocalizations are a good clue, but you need comparative experience.

I couldn't really examine my photos very well in the harsh, nearly mid-day light conditions, so I did not even attempt to call this in while I was out there. I was still watching it when all of the plovers and nearby Sanderlings burst into flight, as a response to a passing Merlin. Almost thought I heard one mellow CRPL-like call amongst the other calls when all of the birds flushed, but couldn't be sure. The birds flew hundreds of meters to the north along the sand spit, but I couldn't relocate THE bird, and I was still looking at a minimum 4-mile walk back to my car, so I gave up.

It was VERY WARM today, and is supposed to be that way again tomorrow, and the hike is a long one (with a steep uphill through loose sand at the end to get back to the parking lot), so take LOTS OF WATER.

I did photograph a Mountain Plover out on the spit today also, as well as what I assume is the same melanistic Western Sandpiper that I photographed on 9/23.

Finally, I did attempt to post this to the Group Me text message alert, when I first got home late this afternoon. Apparently, that message did not post, although I don’t understand why my queries to Jeff Miller went through, but the plover post didn’t. Jim Royer, perhaps you can sort this out?

Oh, and Bart Beckman: Sorry to have troubled you, but I was trying to get the rare bird info to post, and no way for me to find out if it was working without “chatting” with others. Seemed kind of important!

Kevin Zimmer
Atascadero


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

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*** Species Summary:

- Common Gallinule (4 reports)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (7 reports)
- Pigeon Guillemot (1 report)
- Clay-colored Sparrow (2 reports)
- Brewer's Sparrow (1 report)
- American Redstart (4 reports)
- Magnolia Warbler (3 reports)
- Bay-breasted Warbler (1 report)
- Blackburnian Warbler (9 reports)

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Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 01, 2020 11:35 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/checklist/S74286547
- Comments: "Previously reported bird, found by Jay Carroll. It swam over to a bunch of grass that goes into the water on the southwest corner and was no longer visible. It lacked the bright bill of a breeding adult, but showed the white on the flanks and the white undertail."

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 01, 2020 11:08 by Mark Mushkat
- 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/checklist/S74284246
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Immature with brownish red shield, white undertail coverts, Gray green legs, white patch on flanks just below wings, wings held below body when out of water."

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 01, 2020 10:37 by Tom Edell
- 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/checklist/S74289570
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Juvenile on small pond seen from the west end of Howard Ave. It was initially hidden in a small patch of bulrush and grasses. Chased by American Coot which was slightly larger and also more bulky than the gallinule. First seen on this date by Jay Carroll"

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 01, 2020 09:33 by Jay Carroll
- 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/checklist/S74285924
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Similar to American Coot but showing white flank stripe and white in undertail coverts; longer legged and with darker tapered bill; in golf course pond with two coots."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Oct 01, 2020 09:50 by Janet Phillips
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4599561,-120.9688341&ll=35.4599561,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74290031
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing; still foraging with a large flock of Snowy Plovers on the beach south of the lagoon; buffy throat and chest, dark brown, white and golden patterned top of head down back of neck and topside;"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Oct 01, 2020 08:15 by Roger Zachary
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4599561,-120.9688341&ll=35.4599561,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74291781
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Seen on the upper shore before the creek mouth with some Snowy Plovers; other birders saw the bird that same morning before I had arrived; reported previously Sept. 29, 2020 by Maggie Smith"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Oct 01, 2020 07:07 by Maggie Smith
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4599561,-120.9688341&ll=35.4599561,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74295591
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Previously reported and continuing on the beach close to the creek"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 16:05 by Liam Hampl
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4599561,-120.9688341&ll=35.4599561,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74265411
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird first seen by Maggie Smith. Photos."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 16:05 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4599561,-120.9688341&ll=35.4599561,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74266240
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird first seen by Maggie Smith. Photos."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 16:05 by Kilian Hampl
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4599561,-120.9688341&ll=35.4599561,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74265408
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird first seen by Maggie Smith. Photos."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 07:28 by Maggie Smith
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4599561,-120.9688341&ll=35.4599561,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74260316
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "yellow wash on face with prominent ear spot; longer legged than America Golden-Plover; showed 3 primary projections"

Pigeon Guillemot (Cepphus columba) (4) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 01, 2020 09:47 by Tom Edell
- North Point Natural Area--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.407079,-120.8717568&ll=35.407079,-120.8717568
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74289574
- Comments: "4-7 hatch-year birds; counted seven as I slowly scanned from south to north and four in one continuous scan from north to south. Three was the most seen together. All were beyond the nearshore kelp and too distant for photos, especially given the 85*F air temperature. Head, face and back dark, appeared all white below, strong white bar at rear of folded wing, preceded by a dark area and then paler area, bill dark, somewhat long neck for alcid."

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1)
- Reported Oct 01, 2020 07:07 by Maggie Smith
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4599561,-120.9688341&ll=35.4599561,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74295591
- Comments: "Continuing along the right most trail between parking lot and access to the beach. The bird had brownish upperparts with darker streaks on the back; whitish supercilium, pales lores, clear gray nape and a small pink bill. Underparts were pale. It vocalized a buzzing sound as it flew between shrubs"

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 07:28 by Maggie Smith
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4599561,-120.9688341&ll=35.4599561,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74260316
- Comments: "smaller than White crowned Sparrows nearby; wide off white supercilium, pales lores, clear gray nape and small pink bill. overall warm and buffy coloring."

Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 14:45 by Mark Mushkat
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4599561,-120.9688341&ll=35.4599561,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74227116
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Small sparrow, mostly gray/brown, with relatively long tail, streaked crown with median stripe, streaked nape and back, complete thin eye ring, pale grayish face, pale small bill, lack of wing bars, whitish malar stripe and similarly colored supercilium. Location approximately (35.4567450, -120.9634190)"

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1)
- Reported Oct 01, 2020 09:15 by Roger Zachary
- 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/checklist/S74292316
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Foraging in the tall cypress trees; fanning tail and moving quickly; seen the same morning by other birders and first reported Sept. 30"

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 12:35 by Petra Clayton
- 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/checklist/S74267319
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Female/immature male: Light gray head; light yellow underparts; olive-gray back; one yellow wingbar; orange-yellow patches on the sides of breast and tail; tail fanning. --- Today's first eBird report of this species at this eBird hotspot: Kilian & Liam Hampl ."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 11:34 by Kilian Hampl
- 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/checklist/S74265152
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "First seen in the willows near the bathrooms, then flew up into a nearby pine tree by the bathrooms. Reddish/orangish/yellowish patches on the sides and tail. Photos. Seen by other birders nearby."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 11:34 by Liam Hampl
- 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/checklist/S74265211
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "First seen in the willows near the bathrooms, then flew up into a nearby pine tree by the bathrooms. Reddish/orangish/yellowish patches on the sides and tail. Photos. Seen by other birders nearby."

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 12:19 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- 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/checklist/S74266317
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird found by Petra and Jack Clayton on 9/26/2020. Bird observed had yellow throat, breast and stomach, white on vent area to under-tail with complete black tail tip, black streaking on sides to flanks, pronounced white eye-ring and narrow, white wing bars that contrasted with dark back and top of head."

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 11:34 by Liam Hampl
- 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/checklist/S74265211
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird first seen by Petra Clayton. Photos. Seen with other birders nearby."

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 11:34 by Kilian Hampl
- 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/checklist/S74265152
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird first seen by Petra Clayton. Photos. Seen with other birders nearby."

Bay-breasted Warbler (Setophaga castanea) (1)
- Reported Oct 01, 2020 07:10 by Nick Belardes
- 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/checklist/S74288477
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "Seen in pine tree with mixed flock including: Hutton’s Vireo, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Western Bluebird, House Finch, and Oak Titmouse. Bird foraged along top of tree on inner branches, and around pine cones. Consulted two different field guides and examined SLO County photos of the Bay-breasted Warbler. Bird closely resembled Herb Elliot’s Oct. 7, 2017 image taken at Oso Flaco Lake. White throat, prominent double-white wingbars, buffy under tail and on sides of breast. Green back. Dark eyeline. Pale, broken eyering above and below eye. Will upload some partial and blurry images for ID. *Added note on location: bird seen in one of two adjacent pines east of lakeside restroom parking lot (maybe 20 yards north of paved lakeside path)."

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1)
- Reported Oct 01, 2020 07:32 by Tom Edell
- 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/checklist/S74291047
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "found yesterday. Seen both up and down Alva Paul Creek from pedestrian bridge (Photos)"

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 14:34 by Tom Edell
- 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/checklist/S74262089
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "female/Immature male. I suspect this is a hatch-year male due to the bold black streaks along the sides. The bird had pale braces on dark back, yellow supercilium, dark eyeline, yellow underparts except for white undertail coverts, two white wingbars."

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 12:35 by Petra Clayton
- 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/checklist/S74267319
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Female/Immature male. Dark crown and back with white stripe down the back; dark wings with two white wingbars; yellow chin, breast and belly; black streaking along the flanks; broad yellow supercilium; dark "cheeks" --- Found by Kai Mills today - first eBird report of this species at this eBird hotspot."

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 12:19 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- 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/checklist/S74266317
- Comments: "Bird found by Kai Mills earlier in the day. Bird observed had yellow breast with dark streaks on sides to flanks, dark eye line, dark auriculars contrasting with yellow on throat and face, pronounced white wing bars, and white under-tail with black on sides of tail tip."

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 11:34 by Kilian Hampl
- 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/checklist/S74265152
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird first seen by Kai Mills. Seen with other birders nearby. Photos"

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 11:34 by Liam Hampl
- 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/checklist/S74265211
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird first seen by Kai Mills. Seen with other birders nearby. Photos"

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 10:44 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- 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/checklist/S74266097
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Bird found by Kai Mills during the visit. Bird observed had yellow breast with dark streaks on sides to flanks, dark eye line, dark auriculars contrasting with yellow on throat and face, pronounced white wing bars, and white under-tail with black on sides of tail tip."

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 10:00 by Petra Clayton
- 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/checklist/S74267275
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Female/Immature male. Dark crown and back with white stripe down the back; dark wings with two white wingbars; yellow chin, breast and belly; black streaking along the flanks; broad yellow supercilium; dark "cheeks" --- Found by Kai Mills today - first eBird report of this species at this eBird hotspot."

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 09:15 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/checklist/S74259564
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Bird seen moving along the creek in the eucalyptus, in the Manaluca and willows. Appeared to be a immature male or possibly a fall female. Seen by several observers."

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Re: A Golden Eagle?

Kathy Cohon
 

Hello.
I'm new to this .
Is there a Golden Eagle in the Edna Valley/Airport area?
About 4-5 weeks ago we saw a huge bird flying near the intersection of Price Canyon
at Broad Street.
It flew into the trees,on the west side of Broad, just north of Old Edna.

Then a week ago, I saw a bird rise from the vineyards near Biddle Ranch Road and Broad St. 
 It flew north into the trees at the old barn north of BRR, east side of Broad.
To my amateur eye it looked too big to be a Red Tail Hawk. 
Thank you.
Kathy Cohon


Oso evening

Thomas Slater
 

Finally some sunny weather and NO fog. It's been low visibility for a week or more.
It was worth it just to bask in the golden hour glow on the boardwalk.

Over 50 species in two hours.
There has been the same cast of characters out there for over a week...
Highlights -
2 Hermit and 2 Black-throated Grays, a bunch of Townsend's, Orange, and Yellow warblers with just a single Yellow-rumped Warbler.
There was a gorgeous Cassin's Vireo that wouldn't sit still for a photo so I just gawked at it through my binoculars.
4 Long-billed dowitchers.
The lake is fairly boring (a zillion northern shovelers, coots and ruddy ducks) with the exception of the addition of the Belted Kingfisher about 10 days ago. It's still around.

I hope a new wind brings in a new cast of characters.

If it doesn't, I'm moving to Morro Bay.

Full list and pics

Bird on,

Tom Slater
Nipomo


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*** Species Summary:

- Common Gallinule (2 reports)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (2 reports)
- Baird's Sandpiper (1 report)
- Western Kingbird (1 report)
- Clay-colored Sparrow (4 reports)
- Northern Waterthrush (1 report)
- Magnolia Warbler (2 reports)
- Blackburnian Warbler (3 reports)

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Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 14:18 by Liam Hampl
- Pismo SB--Oceano Campground, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1085767,-120.6265268&ll=35.1085767,-120.6265268
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74227096
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird. By campsite 17. Photos."

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 14:18 by Kilian Hampl
- Pismo SB--Oceano Campground, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1085767,-120.6265268&ll=35.1085767,-120.6265268
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74227100
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird. By campsite 17. Photos."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 09:05 by Mark Mushkat
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4599561,-120.9688341&ll=35.4599561,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74249642
- Comments: "Found by Maggie Smith. M. Obs. Photos"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 13:09 by Tom Edell
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4599561,-120.9688341&ll=35.4599561,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74225532
- Media: 1 Video, 2 Photos
- Comments: "Juvenile found earlier by Maggie Smith. Roosting with Snowy Plover flock near up coast end of beach. Buffy face and breast, gold spotting on back, three primaries visible beyond tertials, tertials with larger buff colored triangular marks than American. Silent. (photo and video)"

Baird's Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 11:40 by Kai Mills
- 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/checklist/S74252104
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile near the terns. With Least sandpipers."

Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis) (1)
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 11:12 by Rudy Lucero
- Laguna Lake, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2623309,-120.6846991&ll=35.2623309,-120.6846991
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74257607
- Comments: "Lighter gray head than Cassin's and did not show white tail tips. Seen in sycamore next to gazebo."

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 18:41 by Jeff Miller
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4599561,-120.9688341&ll=35.4599561,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74229462
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Small Spizella sparrow, buffy overall. Gray nape, large buffy supercilium, small pink bill. Photos"

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 18:04 by Norman Pillsbury
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4599561,-120.9688341&ll=35.4599561,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74230353
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Broad whitish eyebrow, pale lores, gray band around neck. Photos"

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 14:45 by Mark Mushkat
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4599561,-120.9688341&ll=35.4599561,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74227116
- Comments: "Found by Tom E. this morning. On trail 100 ft. from parking lot. Photos"

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 13:09 by Tom Edell
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4599561,-120.9688341&ll=35.4599561,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74225532
- Media: 1 Video, 2 Photos
- Comments: "Juvenile at start of trail to beach near fence at parking area. Clear gray nape, buffy wash at sides of breast, pale lores, dark streaked buffy crown, overall a very warm colored bird."

Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 09:15 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
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74230364
- Comments: "First observed and reported on eBird by Petra Clayton, 9/28. I first noticed it because of its extreme backside/tail pumping, perched on a branch in a small tree/shrub just west of the circular walk. Distinct whitish stripe above the eye, spotted chest. Dropped down into the marshy reeds."

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 10:45 by Norman Pillsbury
- 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/checklist/S74254399
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Yellow breast with lower black streaks, strong white eye ring, dark back and head, two wing bars, white under tail coverts. See photos."

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 07:29 by Jeff Miller
- 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/checklist/S74243230
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Bright yellow underneath, black streaking on flanks, gray head, complete white eye ring, white lower belly and undertail coverts, white base of undertail with extensive black tip, faint white wing bars. Photo from underneath showing diagnostic tail."

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1)
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 12:15 by Mark Mushkat
- 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/checklist/S74252347
- Comments: "M. Obs. Hampl bros. pointed it out."

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 10:45 by Norman Pillsbury
- 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/checklist/S74254399
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Bright yellow breast, strong yellow eyeline, gray cap, two white wing bars. See photos."

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 09:30 by Kai Mills
- 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/checklist/S74251940
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Bird seen associating with a flock of warblers (mostly Townsend's), but also seen by itself. Seen just south of the small waterfall flying in and around the small eye-level flowering trees that are in the middle of the grass. Seen in the eucalyptus, willows, and coniferous surrounding these small trees. Very cooperative."

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Hardie park

Liam&Kilian Hampl
 

Greater White-fronted Goose seen 5 minutes ago in the creek swimming. Flew north, Villa Creek?
Kilian Hampl,
Arroyo Grande


Re: Blackburnian Warbler - Del Mar Park, Morro Bay

Liam&Kilian Hampl
 

Both Blackburnian and Magnolia Warbler continue, along with a American Redstart!

Liam Hampl,
Arroyo Grande
 


Re: Blackburnian Warbler - Del Mar Park, Morro Bay

Tom Edell
 

The Blackburniam continues up creek of the pedestrian bridge.

Tom Edell 
Cayucos, CA 



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-------- Original message --------
From: Kaaren Perry <surfbird1@...>
Date: 9/30/20 12:09 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: Slocobirding <slocobirding@groups.io>
Subject: [slocobirding] Blackburnian Warbler - Del Mar Park, Morro Bay

This morning several birders were at Del Mar Park in search of the previously reported Magnolia Warbler.  It had been seen briefly before 9:00 am but as of 11:30 it had not been refound.

On the bright side, Kai Mills found a Blackburnian Warbler which was then seen by all present.  It was seen moving from the willows along the creek, into the low trimmed Manaleuca and occasionally into the Eucalyptus. Quite cooperative.  Flicker http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaarenp/


Kaaren Perry
Morro Bay







--

Tom Edell
Cayucos, CA


Blackburnian Warbler - Del Mar Park, Morro Bay

Kaaren Perry
 

This morning several birders were at Del Mar Park in search of the previously reported Magnolia Warbler.  It had been seen briefly before 9:00 am but as of 11:30 it had not been refound.

On the bright side, Kai Mills found a Blackburnian Warbler which was then seen by all present.  It was seen moving from the willows along the creek, into the low trimmed Manaleuca and occasionally into the Eucalyptus. Quite cooperative.  Flicker http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaarenp/


Kaaren Perry
Morro Bay







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

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*** Species Summary:

- Black-necked Stilt (1 report)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (1 report)
- Manx Shearwater (6 reports)
- Tropical Kingbird (2 reports)
- Hermit Thrush (2 reports)
- Northern Waterthrush (1 report)
- Magnolia Warbler (2 reports)

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Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2020 09:25 by Jim Royer
- Doris Street Coastal Access, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.321101,-120.848252&ll=35.321101,-120.848252
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74194949
- Comments: "First one for this location. A slender long necked shorebird with black upper parts and white under, with a thin long bill. It was standing in vegetation, so I could not see leg color, but distinctive."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 07:29 by Maggie Smith
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4599561,-120.9688341&ll=35.4599561,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74222482
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "photos"

Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus) (1)
- Reported Sep 26, 2020 11:44 by sonja raub
- Auto selected 35.54121, -121.25763, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.541205,-121.257635&ll=35.541205,-121.257635
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74194828
- Comments: "Seen by Kevin, and Jeff. Perhaps others? No photos, but they described it as more contrasting, darker above, and with violet-green swallow-like white saddle patches on the rump sides."

Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus) (1)
- Reported Sep 26, 2020 11:44 by Jeff Miller
- Auto selected 35.54121, -121.25763, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.541205,-121.257635&ll=35.541205,-121.257635
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74193243
- Comments: "Seen well in flight with BV Shearwaters and of similar size; very dark, glossy black back and upper wings, extensive white underneath, body and undertail completely white, very noticeable violet-green swallow-like white saddle patches on the rump sides."

Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus) (1)
- Reported Sep 26, 2020 11:44 by Alvaro's Adventures
- Auto selected 35.54121, -121.25763, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.541205,-121.257635&ll=35.541205,-121.257635
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74193075
- Comments: "Seen by Kevin, and Jeff. Perhaps others? No photos, but they described it as more contrasting, darker above, and with violet-green swallow-like white saddle patches on the rump sides."

Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus) (1)
- Reported Sep 26, 2020 11:44 by Amanda Alford
- Auto selected 35.54121, -121.25763, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.541205,-121.257635&ll=35.541205,-121.257635
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74194279
- Comments: "Seen by Kevin, and Jeff. Perhaps others? No photos, but they described it as more contrasting, darker above, and with violet-green swallow-like white saddle patches on the rump sides."

Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus) (1)
- Reported Sep 26, 2020 11:44 by Alvaro Jaramillo
- Auto selected 35.54121, -121.25763, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.541205,-121.257635&ll=35.541205,-121.257635
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74122204
- Comments: "Seen by Kevin, and Jeff. Perhaps others? No photos, but they described it as more contrasting, darker above, and with violet-green swallow-like white saddle patches on the rump sides."

Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus) (1)
- Reported Sep 26, 2020 11:44 by Garrett Lau
- Auto selected 35.54121, -121.25763, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.541205,-121.257635&ll=35.541205,-121.257635
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74193074
- Comments: "Seen by Kevin, and Jeff. Perhaps others? No photos, but they described it as more contrasting, darker above, and with violet-green swallow-like white saddle patches on the rump sides."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 11:43 by Rick Saval
- Pismo SB--Oceano Campground, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1085767,-120.6265268&ll=35.1085767,-120.6265268
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74218325
- Comments: "Photo to be added."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 28, 2020 14:22 by Mark Mushkat
- Pismo State Beach - Oceano Campgrounds, Oceano US-CA 35.10666, -120.62661, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.106663,-120.626608&ll=35.106663,-120.626608
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74187808
- Comments: "Tyrannus sp. with prominent white throat, light greenish streaked chest and brighter yellow upper to mid belly, darkening to greenish yellow at lower belly and undertail. Strong bill more prominent than WEKI. Seen flycatching at e. tip of peninsula."

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 07:46 by Michael Mulroy
- Damon-Garcia Sports Field, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2516077,-120.6476746&ll=35.2516077,-120.6476746
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74213987
- Comments: "heard "chub" sound. thrush seen foraging in understory: brown bird with spotted breast and reddish trail feathers"

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2020 07:13 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Pine Mountain Cemetery--Atascadero, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4957362,-120.6570252&ll=35.4957362,-120.6570252
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74193709
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Medium brown on back with reddish tail, complete eye-ring and dark spots on breast that taper off above belly."

Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2020 09:40 by Petra Clayton
- 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/checklist/S74185668
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Brown crown, back, wings, and tail; cream-colored supercilium tapering behind the eye; dark line through the eye; cream-colored underparts with crisp dark streaking; dusky pink legs; slender pinkish bill.--- First perched on a tree branch, then dropping into the grass - in the barbecue area on the lake side, between the restrooms and the end of the paved road. --- First eBird report ever of this species at this location."

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) (1)
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 09:06 by Mark Mushkat
- Del Mar Park, Morro Bay US-CA 35.39966, -120.85893, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.399661,-120.858926&ll=35.399661,-120.858926
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74211070
- Comments: "Likely same bird as first reported by Petra Clayton on 9/26. Identical field marks. Near bench at fence, East edge of park."

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 12:50 by Jeanette Stone
- 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/checklist/S74220849
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Previously reported on Sept. 26 by Petra Clayton and re-found this morning by Mark Mushkat. Per Petra: Dark head and nape; bold white eyering; yellow throat, breast, and belly; black streaking on the flanks; distinctive tail pattern, showing a white basal half (inner band) and a black tip when flared."

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Pacific Golden Plover - Villa Creek SP

Maggie Smith
 

This morning I saw a juvenile Pacific Golden Plover on the beach.

eBird report with photos:


Maggie Smith
Arroyo Grande
http://www.flickr.com/photos/slomaggie


northside Nipomo yardbirds

Sue Girard
 

Western Tanager females and two juveniles continue feeding on Prunus "cherry" fruit skins along with Scrub Jays, House Finches.
Orange-crowned and Townsend's Warblers travel through daily with a small flock of Bushtits, Oak Titmice, and a Chickadee or two, picking among the leaves for insects and spiders. Hummers shun feeders in favor of various Salvia and Nicotiana,
CA Thrashers and Spotted and CA Towhees plus a Swainson's Thrush dig under the hedgerow leaf litter.
Cooper's Hawk regularly buzzes the sideyard between the house and hedgerow.
A few American Robins still remain, but the numbers are down. There was quite a hub-bub in the euc tops this past weekend at sunset, with groups of Robins moving back and forth in the treetops.  Now usual summer morning and evening calling is missing.
Sparrows arriving. One Golden crown, and half dozen White-crowned, some with the orange bill and brown & tan crown striping.

Sue Girard
Nipomo northside


 


Arctic Tern, Golden Plover

Bob Chapman
 

Just got sent photos of an Arctic Tern near Pismo Lagoon and a Golden Plover along 7 shore. Shoreline opens up on the 1st.

Bob Chapman
Los Osos


Re: Magnolia Warbler

Mark Mushkat
 

Sorry, Del Mar Park.

On Sep 29, 2020, at 9:22 AM, Mark Mushkat via groups.io <mmushkat=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:

Likely same bird as first reported by Petra Clayton on 9/26. Identical markings. Near bench at fence, east edge of park. Just flew south along fence line ~50m.




Magnolia Warbler

Mark Mushkat
 

Likely same bird as first reported by Petra Clayton on 9/26. Identical markings. Near bench at fence, east edge of park. Just flew south along fence line ~50m.

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