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*** Species Summary:

- Black-chinned Hummingbird (2 reports)
- Black-necked Stilt (1 report)
- Chestnut-sided Warbler (1 report)

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Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 18, 2021 10:58 by Long-eared Owl
- 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/S94841543
- Media: 2 Photos, 1 Audio
- Comments: "Photos and audio. Seen at the bridge over the creek."

Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 18, 2021 10:58 by The Kingbirder
- 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/S94841555
- Media: 2 Photos, 1 Audio
- Comments: "Late. Photos and audio. Seen at the bridge over the creek."

Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 19, 2021 08:30 by Max Taylor
- Arroyo de la Cruz, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.7101584,-121.3089323&ll=35.7101584,-121.3089323
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94885249
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Same bird found by Will Knowlton a few days ago. Continuing to solitarily forage around the creek mouth. I will add a pic I took with my phone and binoculars as I forgot my camera."

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1)
- Reported Sep 18, 2021 07:09 by Ann Stockert
- 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/S94847738
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Immature bird observed with other Warblers in the willows/trees west of the walkway bridge. Lime green above, grayish white below with a definite eyering. (Photos for ID only)"

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Stranger Things

Thomas Slater
 

Inspired by Kaaren's post about her WC Sparrow, I decided to head outside and drink my morning coffee. Seeing Cassin's Kingbirds chasing large insects high in the air, I opted to scan the sky instead of wait for birds to come and perch in my yard. I saw lots of activity. Band-tailed Pigeons, Red-winged Blackbirds, small birds I couldn't quite make out in flight, and then... (dramatic pause) a male WOOD DUCK. We have a small pond in the middle of my street and it flew up and out and away, two white bars leading upwards from its neck and chin were the most prominent markings I could see from a distance, that and a steep forehead and that it was a smallish duck.

It's gonna be a good day,
bird on,

Tom Slater
Pajaro Lane Nipomo

Tom Slater
Slater Photography
(805)-441-6945
@surfinslater  on Instagram

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Nipomo


Re: Right on time!

Jan Bugge
 

And the White-crowns  have arrived in Creston today.  I’ve seen four since about 8:30 this morning.  Always nice to have them back!  
Jan Bugge


On Sep 18, 2021, at 11:35 AM, Kaaren Perry <surfbird1@...> wrote:

Oops!  Forgot to sign off on my last message. 


On Sep 18, 2021, at 9:56 AM, Kaaren Perry <surfbird1@...> wrote:

I welcomed our first of the season migrant White-crown Sparrow to our yard this morning, September 18 a hatch year  pugetensis,.   Last year's first fall sighting was September 17, an adult gambelii.  I've been watching our yard the past few days and here they come,  right on time.





The odd couple (really!)

David L. Keeling
 

Hi all,

Friday at Pismo Creek mouth, while enjoying the Reddish Egret, and Osprey flew in and stood seemingly shyly and in want of privacy for a little late afternoon bathing.   Over a period of a few minutes the Osprey was joined first by a Snowy Egret, and then by the Reddish Egret.   They were easily within a meter of each other at one time.   It was absolutely remarkable.   I'd be happy to hear if anyone has ever seen these birds so close together.   Maybe they were sharing tips on fish-catching?   The believe-it-or-not photos are on my flickr site (with a lovely white-tailed kite taken later on).

Resonses welcome!

Dave Keeling
Morro Bay

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



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*** Species Summary:

- Black-necked Stilt (1 report)
- American Pipit (1 report)
- Black-and-white Warbler (1 report)
- Tennessee Warbler (2 reports)

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Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 17, 2021 12:15 by Will Knowlton
- Arroyo de la Cruz, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.7101584,-121.3089323&ll=35.7101584,-121.3089323
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94795939
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Foraging at mouth of lagoon."

American Pipit (Anthus rubescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 17, 2021 10:25 by Jim Royer
- Cuesta Inlet, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.31979,-120.85222&ll=35.31979,-120.85222
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94798824
- Comments: "Flew by, calling its familiar sharp “pipit” call. First one of the season that I have had."

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 17, 2021 14:05 by Will Knowlton
- Santa Rosa Creek Trail--Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.565858,-121.1005139&ll=35.565858,-121.1005139
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94796139
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "In with large mixed flock consisting mostly of Chestnut-backed Chickadees and Bushtits."

Tennessee Warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 17, 2021 09:23 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/checklist/S94793029
- Comments: "saw this bird before Joining up with Mike Stiles. Then this bird first popped up in the willows behind the ranch house I thought it was the Orange-crowned Warbler I'd just seen because it at first looked very similar in structure and given the yellow face and dark line through the eye. But the head was a brighter greener than an Orange-crowned and the belly and undertail coverts were pale while the breast was yellow. No wingbars seen in my brief views. I never saw the tail well enough to comment on the length. This is possibly the same birds present down creek of the campground on 3-4 Sep."

Tennessee Warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 17, 2021 09:23 by Mike Stiles
- 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/checklist/S94813606
- Comments: "saw this bird before Joining up with Mike Stiles. Then this bird first popped up in the willows behind the ranch house I thought it was the Orange-crowned Warbler I'd just seen because it at first looked very similar in structure and given the yellow face and dark line through the eye. But the head was a brighter greener than an Orange-crowned and the belly and undertail coverts were pale while the breast was yellow. No wingbars seen in my brief views. I never saw the tail well enough to comment on the length. This is possibly the same birds present down creek of the campground on 3-4 Sep."

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FW: [CALBIRDS] LA Birders Webinar: Warbler ID with Tom Stephenson, 9/21

Tom Edell
 

Forwarding this announcement for the upcoming webinars by LA Birders.

 

Tom Edell

Cayucos, CA

 

From: CALBIRDS@groups.io <CALBIRDS@groups.io> On Behalf Of Rebecca Marschall
Sent: Saturday, September 18, 2021 12:12 PM
To: lacobirds@groups.io; CALBIRDS@groups.io
Subject: [CALBIRDS] LA Birders Webinar: Warbler ID with Tom Stephenson, 9/21

 

Hello birders,

You are invited to join LA Birders for next week’s webinar and our other upcoming programs -- please feel free to share with any other folks or groups you think may be interested! And don’t forget that nearly all of our past programs are recorded and easily viewable any time on YouTube!

Warbler ID Made Easy(er) with Tom Stephenson, Tuesday, Sep 21, 2021 7:00pm via YouTube

North American warblers are some of the most beautiful birds in the world. But their beautiful colors often blind birders to many of their most important ID points. This problem is compounded by the often brief and obstructed views we have in the field.

This talk discusses many of these very important but often overlooked ID points such as overall contrast, subtle facial features, color impressions, feather edging, rump contrast, and foraging style, location, and behavior. And fortunately, viewing a warbler from below can reveal some of the most important ID points for many species. Learn how many tail and undertail covert patterns are, in fact, diagnostic alone or when combined with one other ID point.Individual species, especially the most challenging to identify, will also be discussed with outlines of the important ID points, comparisons with similar species, and illustrations of how even partial views can be used to identify many of even the most challenging warbler species.

Join us for an evening of warbler identification — without getting warbler neck!

This webinar will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel; it will also be recorded and made available on YouTube for later - or repeat - viewing. 

 

 

BECOME A MEMBER! Though our webinars will always remain free and available to all, members of Los Angeles Birders have access to live webinars via Zoom and also receive priority sign-up for LAB events and discounts on paid LAB programs (like Birding 101). To learn more about membership, please see our website!

And lastly... SAVE THE DATE(S):

* 10/12 - Junco identification with Jon Dunn & Kimball Garrett (Zoom webinar)

* 10/18 - Birding 101 course begins (in-person! sign-up & tuition required)

* 10/19 - Slashes, sp.s, and identification (or not): Identification of Passerines in Flight with Ryan Terrill (Zoom webinar)

* 11/9 - Population dynamics, Lead Toxicity and California Condors with Myra Finkelstein (Zoom webinar)

* 11/16 - Slashes, sp.s, and identification (or not): Parrots of Southern California with Larry Allen (Zoom webinar plus in-person parrot chase field trip on to-be-announced date)

 

Good birding,

Rebecca Marschall

Valley Village, CA

for LosAngelesBirders@...

www.losangelesbirders.org

 

 

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Tom Edell
Cayucos, CA


Re: Right on time!

Kaaren Perry
 

Oops!  Forgot to sign off on my last message. 

On Sep 18, 2021, at 9:56 AM, Kaaren Perry <surfbird1@...> wrote:

I welcomed our first of the season migrant White-crown Sparrow to our yard this morning, September 18 a hatch year  pugetensis,.   Last year's first fall sighting was September 17, an adult gambelii.  I've been watching our yard the past few days and here they come,  right on time.





Right on time!

Kaaren Perry
 

I welcomed our first of the season migrant White-crown Sparrow to our yard this morning, September 18 a hatch year  pugetensis,.   Last year's first fall sighting was September 17, an adult gambelii.  I've been watching our yard the past few days and here they come,  right on time.




North Coast Birds

Will Knowlton
 

There’s currently a Black-and-white Warbler along Santa Rosa Creek Trail in Cambria. It was observed in a large mixed flock about a quarter mile down the trail from the corner of Windsor Blvd and Heath Ln.

Earlier in the day there was a Black-necked Stilt at the lagoon mouth of Arroyo de la Cruz. 


Will Knowlton 
San Luis Obispo, CA


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*** Species Summary:

- Black-chinned Sparrow (1 report)
- White-crowned Sparrow (pugetensis) (1 report)
- Blackpoll Warbler (1 report)
- Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) (2 reports)

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Black-chinned Sparrow (Spizella atrogularis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 16, 2021 09:54 by Owen Castagnoli
- Coon Creek Trail--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2543048,-120.8808124&ll=35.2543048,-120.8808124
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94745297
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Observed towards start of Coon Creek trail in the small ravine just after picnic table under coast live oak canopy. Grey sparrow with brown wings, pale pink bill, and scattered black around base of bill (especially underneath). Silent and perched on scrub before flying downslope. Poor quality but diagnostic bino photos"

White-crowned Sparrow (pugetensis) (Zonotrichia leucophrys pugetensis) (1)
- Reported Sep 16, 2021 09:18 by Tom Edell
- San Geronimo Ck--Estero Bluffs SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4487639,-120.9338218&ll=35.4487639,-120.9338218
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94760646
- Comments: "Adult with yellow bill and tan and brown back streaks. Compared directly with adult Nuttall's"

Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) (1)
- Reported Sep 16, 2021 08:42 by Jim Royer
- 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/S94749220
- Comments: "This warbler was in a flock of warblers and chickadees. It was similar in size and shape to the Townsend’s Warblers in the flock, but lacked the dark ear patch of a Townsend’s - instead having a distinct dark eyeline. It did not have the dark cheek area of a Pine Warbler either. It had a yellowish wash in the throat and chest with faint streaks on the sides, white undertail coverts, two distinct white wingbars, an olive back with dark streaks, and no suggestion of any bay coloring in the flanks. I wasn’t able to tell if it had yellow feet. It looked like a classic fall immature Blackpoll Warbler. I heard no vocalizations from this bird."

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) (Setophaga coronata auduboni) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 16, 2021 16:39 by Long-eared Owl
- 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/checklist/S94757302
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Photos. Yellow throat. In the pines around campsites 27 and 3."

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) (Setophaga coronata auduboni) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 16, 2021 16:39 by The Kingbirder
- 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/checklist/S94757382
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Photos. Yellow throat. In the pines around campsite 27."

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*** Species Summary:

- Rufous Hummingbird (1 report)
- Least Bittern (2 reports)
- White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's) (1 report)
- Chestnut-sided Warbler (1 report)

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Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) (1)
- Reported Sep 15, 2021 11:30 by Norman Pillsbury
- The Lakes, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5143427,-120.6719139&ll=35.5143427,-120.6719139
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94714694
- Comments: "R2 notch was visible."

Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) (1)
- Reported Sep 15, 2021 16:28 by Long-eared Owl
- 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/S94712288
- Comments: "Maybe the same one found by Adam Searcy on June 6th 2021? Heard low bur bur coming from the island. Only heard twice the whole time we were there."

Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) (1)
- Reported Sep 15, 2021 16:28 by The Kingbirder
- 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/S94712291
- Comments: "Maybe the same one found by Adam Searcy on June 6th 2021? It sounded just like it. At first we thought it could be a starling mimicking one, until we heard it a second time. What we actually heard was a low bur bur bur song coming from the island. We only heard twice the whole time we were there, despite multiple attempts to get it to answer playback. We went and heard the other one (or the same one) here multiple times before, and we are very familiar with Least Bittern. If it was the same one, then it was far less cooperative than before, although I guess that makes sense given that it is no longer the breeding season."

White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's) (Zonotrichia leucophrys gambelii) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 15, 2021 09:40 by Nick Belardes
- Bob Jones Trail--Prado Rd to Los Osos Valley Rd, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2514051,-120.6765337&ll=35.2514051,-120.6765337
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94700176
- Comments: "Adults. Orange bills. Photos."

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1)
- Reported Sep 15, 2021 07:39 by Beagle Bourgault
- Montaña de Oro State Park Islay Creek Road, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.276302,-120.885478&ll=35.276302,-120.885478
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94697093
- Comments: "Chestnut streak on sides. Yellow cap. Yellow wing bars. Thin eye ring."

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MCAS looking for Field Trip Leaders

Judy Neuhauser
 

Mike Stiles has given me permission to post the following:
Morro Coast Audubon Society (MCAS) is beginning work on starting up COVID-safe field trips again. Freddy Howell has volunteered to serve as Field Trip Coordinator and is putting together a database of any experienced birders who would like to share their love of birds and expertise with others. Working with Freddy, a potential field trip leader would decide where they would like to take a group, when, a number limit, and the targeted level of birder they would like to attract. MCAS has loaner binoculars and a couple of scopes for use on the trips. All participants will need to show proof of full vaccination to participate.

By volunteering, you will be educating our fellow citizens about the marvels of birds, promoting the delight of members and the community at large about local and migrating birds, and encouraging conservation of our local habitats and birds.

Please respond to me, Judy Neuhauser, President MCAS or to Freddy Howell directly, not to the group. jandfhowellz@...


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*** Species Summary:

- Chipping Sparrow (1 report)
- White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's) (2 reports)
- Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) (1 report)
- Yellow-rumped Warbler (3 reports)

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Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 14, 2021 07:07 by Tom Edell
- Santa Rita Ranch, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.525674,-120.8525465&ll=35.525674,-120.8525465
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94658855
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Single birds seen in two locations. Reddish brown crowns, dark line through eye to the base of the pinkish bill, pale underparts. (Photos)"

White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's) (Zonotrichia leucophrys gambelii) (1)
- Reported Sep 14, 2021 06:37 by Kathleen Kent
- Heritage Ranch: Kent's Yard, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.7302578,-120.8866963&ll=35.7302578,-120.8866963
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94647971
- Comments: "I wasn’t able to get photos today, the bird didn’t stay in the yard long enough. It was most likely the same bird photographed in the yard yesterday, with photos submitted."

White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's) (Zonotrichia leucophrys gambelii) (1)
- Reported Sep 13, 2021 06:37 by Kathleen Kent
- Heritage Ranch: Kent's Yard, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.7302578,-120.8866963&ll=35.7302578,-120.8866963
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94602713
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Photos, front yard, Heritage Ranch. First of Season Gambles White Crowned Sparrow."

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) (Setophaga coronata auduboni) (3)
- Reported Sep 14, 2021 17:08 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Jim Green Trail, Atascadero, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4817977,-120.6447481&ll=35.4817977,-120.6447481
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94676905
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Counted together in same oak tree - heavy, dark bill, yellow throat and rump, gray on back, face and head, dark streaks on whitish breast with yellow wash an breast sides, weak wing-bars, white undertail with black tail tip edges."

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) (10)
- Reported Sep 14, 2021 08:23 by Norman Pillsbury
- Oso Flaco Lake (not for beach/ocean), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.0302072,-120.6207848&ll=35.0302072,-120.6207848
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94666849
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Counted by ones in large bushtit/Warbler flock."

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) (1)
- Reported Sep 14, 2021 07:41 by Maggie Smith
- Oso Flaco Lake (not for beach/ocean), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.0302072,-120.6207848&ll=35.0302072,-120.6207848
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94670117
- Comments: "with flock of warblers; yellow throat and rump."

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) (1)
- Reported Sep 14, 2021 07:41 by Jacqueline Knowlton
- Oso Flaco Lake (not for beach/ocean), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.0302072,-120.6207848&ll=35.0302072,-120.6207848
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94675146
- Comments: "with flock of warblers; yellow throat and rump."

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*** Species Summary:

- Hooded Merganser (1 report)
- Reddish Egret (1 report)
- American Pipit (1 report)
- Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) (1 report)

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Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) (1)
- Reported Sep 13, 2021 07:41 by Tom Edell
- Hwy 58--historic Salinas River Bridge, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4085437,-120.5671728&ll=35.4085437,-120.5671728
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94618849
- Comments: "Brief views of this bird from the north side of the Hwy 58 Bridge before it swam into the overhanging willows. Age and sex not determined. Most notable features were the small size, thin merganser type bill and the horizontal white streaks on the wings. Returned to the bridge before leaving and saw water disturbance as it moved into the over hanging willows. Suspect this is one of the birds from the confirmed breeding up river at the Pilitas Road Bridge."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Sep 13, 2021 19:04 by Johanna Kisner
- Pismo State Beach, Pismo Beach US-CA (35.1324,-120.6395), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.132408,-120.639535&ll=35.132408,-120.639535
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94632727
- Comments: "Small dark egret dancing while foraging in estuary"

American Pipit (Anthus rubescens) (1)
- Reported Sep 12, 2021 12:20 by Craig Sells
- Estero Bluffs State Park, Cayucos US-CA 35.44819, -120.92948, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.44819,-120.929481&ll=35.44819,-120.929481
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94634207
- Comments: "Immmediate impression pipet. Paler, buffy, streaky, slender."

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) (Setophaga coronata auduboni) (1)
- Reported Sep 13, 2021 08:45 by Long-eared Owl
- Pecan street, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1121975,-120.5960095&ll=35.1121975,-120.5960095
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94624733
- Comments: "Sharp "chek" noise coming from a maple tree."

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Re: Bairds SAndpipers. Morro Creek

Kaaren Perry
 

The 2 juvenile Baird's Sandpipers continued, following my initial notification at Morro Creek lagoon and were still present when I left at 11:30.  They moved together around the edges of the lagoon, sometimes in the water and sometimes foraging on the grassy mud.  The fog and the distance from my observation point made photographing difficult but I have put up one photo on flickr for id purposes.   http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaarenp/

Kaaren Perry
Morro Bay




On Sep 13, 2021, at 10:50 AM, Kaaren Perry <surfbird1@...> wrote:

2 Bairds sandpipers currently at Morro Creek mouth.  10:45 am

Kaaren Perry

Morro Bay







Common tern continues

Movienight Norm
 

I found 1 COTE on edge of huge tern flock south of Hatteras St entrance, Morro Strand Beach.

Norm


Pectoral Sandpiper and Common Tern

Nick Belardes <nickbelardes@...>
 

Took a bit of waiting—a Common Tern did show up this morning on Morro Strand State Beach, joining a flock of Elegant Terns. This was around 8:45 a.m. just south of Alva Paul Creek Mouth where a Pectoral Sandpiper foraged with sandpipers, phalaropes, etc.

Extreme fog covered the beach, making for poor lighting, and with a tern that didn’t have as striking dark scapulars as I’ve seen in other photos, made me really look at other field marks that could indicate Common Tern. Some red in bill, brown on wings, back, nape and crown. And of course it did have hints of those dark scapulars.

I’m new to finding these birds on the beach, so made for quite a fun challenge. Persistence and patience, especially in waiting for the terns to form a cohesive ground flock that would attract such a tern, was key.

Happy birding!

Nicholas Belardes
San Luis Obispo


Bairds SAndpipers. Morro Creek

Kaaren Perry
 

2 Bairds sandpipers currently at Morro Creek mouth. 10:45 am

Kaaren Perry

Morro Bay


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*** Species Summary:

- Costa's Hummingbird (2 reports)
- Chestnut-sided Warbler (2 reports)
- Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) (2 reports)

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Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae) (1)
- Reported Sep 12, 2021 11:21 by Long-eared Owl
- 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/S94568714
- Media: 9 Photos
- Comments: "Small hummer with a hunch-backed appearance. Calls sounded like a Bushtit. Odd place for one. Photos."

Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae) (1)
- Reported Sep 12, 2021 11:21 by The Kingbirder
- 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/S94568761
- Media: 9 Photos
- Comments: "Small hummer with a hunch-backed appearance. Calls sounded like a Bushtit. Odd place for one. Photos."

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 12, 2021 18:26 by Owen Castagnoli
- 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/checklist/S94590334
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Spotted in Cypress tree near entrance to Islay Creek Campground just opposite the Spooner Ranch House. Foraging in Cypress trailing a group of foraging bushtits. Continuing. Immature. Grey breast and belly, white eye ring, yellowish wing bars, green upperparts, and faint green/yellow hue on vent. No chestnut on sides. Diagnostic bino photos."

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 12, 2021 07:25 by Norman Pillsbury
- 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/checklist/S94569682
- Comments: "First found by Tom Edell, Nick Belardes and Mike Bush, and continuing. I observed three separate flights across the road (horse trail side to maintenance yard side, and back), each showing all white throat, breast and lower belly. Back was harder to see but appeared dull yellow. On one of the flights the bold eye ring and bill was observed."

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) (Setophaga coronata auduboni) (8) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 12, 2021 06:52 by Long-eared Owl
- 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/checklist/S94561007
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "All at the very back of the first loop in the cypresses. Calling as well as being seen. Yellow throat, white eye ring. Photos."

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) (Setophaga coronata auduboni) (8) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 12, 2021 06:52 by The Kingbirder
- 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/checklist/S94561027
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "All at the very back of the first loop in the cypresses. Calling as well as being seen. Yellow throat and rump, white eye ring. Photos."

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- Reddish Egret (1 report)
- Chestnut-sided Warbler (3 reports)

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Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 10, 2021 16:27 by Max Muller
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94476765
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing at south end of estuary."

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1)
- Reported Sep 11, 2021 08:05 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- 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/checklist/S94535213
- Comments: "Continuing bird first reported by trio of Tom Edell, Nick Belardes and Mike Bush was bright mustard green on crown and upper back, dingy white below and had distinct white eye-ring and dull white wing-bars. Bird was observed on both sides of main campground entrance road between horse trail leading down to the creek (on the west) and camp site #1 (on the east)."

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1)
- Reported Sep 11, 2021 08:05 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/checklist/S94536554
- Comments: "Continuing bird first reported by trio of Tom Edell, Nick Belardes and Mike Bush was bright mustard green on crown and upper back, dingy white below and had distinct white eye-ring and dull white wing-bars. Bird was observed on both sides of main campground entrance road between horse trail leading down to the creek (on the west) and camp site #1 (on the east)."

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 10, 2021 08:20 by Mike Bush
- 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/checklist/S94514154
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "This bird was found along the horse trail that drops down from the campground road to Islay Creek. It was alone in Arroyo Willows. This was most likely a hatch year bird. Bright yellow green above including crown, white eyering, gray face fading to paler gray on lower underparts, two pale yellowish wingbars. No chestnut color seen on the flanks in the field. Photo"

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