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Nelson's Sparrow, large-billed Savanna Sparrow, Morro Bay State Park Marina Boardwalk, 10/22

Tom Edell
 

This morning Will Knowlton spotted a Nelson’s Sparrow that appears to be leucistic along the boardwalk near its junction with the trail across the east end of the boat basin. The bird moved east and soon was in the vegetation where the species typically is found in winter where the trail bends right as you walk it from the east end. It was last seen flying into the estuary. This bird appeared at high tide which today was about a 5.4 foot tide. This was an unusually pale individual that lacked any dark or gray plumage. In flight it looked like a small pale brown bird. Photos on eBird checklist.

 

Another bird of interest seen from the boardwalk this morning was the first large-billed Savannah Sparrow this season. It was also seen where the boardwalk bends to the right.

 

Five Brant together on the bay are the first to arrive this fall. The adult and immature Snow Geese continued across the estuary near South Bay Blvd and nearby there were an adult and sub-adult Bald Eagle perched together on driftwood. Three Red Knots and two Ruddy Turnstones were mixed in with Black-bellied Plovers.

 

Tom Edell

Cayucos, CA


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Cayucos, CA


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*** Species Summary:

- Snow Goose (2 reports)
- Red-shouldered Hawk (elegans) (1 report)
- Williamson's Sapsucker (3 reports)
- Olive-sided Flycatcher (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Magnolia Warbler (1 report)

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Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens) (2)
- Reported Oct 21, 2021 11:16 by Jim Royer
- Morro Bay State Park, South Bay Blvd, 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/S96525686
- Comments: "1 adult and 1 immature"

Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2021 16:40 by Mike Bush
- 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/S96531990
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "I saw one Snow Goose adjacent to a flock of Canada Goose. Photos."

Red-shouldered Hawk (elegans) (Buteo lineatus elegans) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2021 13:24 by The Kingbirder
- Huasna Road, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1264758,-120.4636797&ll=35.1264758,-120.4636797
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S96526514
- Comments: "Expected. Ruddier than other ssp."

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1)
- Reported Oct 20, 2021 13:20 by Petra Clayton
- 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/S96493578
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Black back and nape with a large vertical white patch on the edge of each wing, seen most frequently, as he was seen from the back foraging at the tree trunk; black crown with a broad white supercilium starting at the back of the eye and curving toward middle of nape, almost coming together; white rump seen when preening and when shimmying up the tree trunk; side views show bright red throat, black breast, bright yellow belly extending to the vent, black and white speckled flanks; black mask through the eye bordered below by a broad white moustachial stripe, which starts at the base of the bill and bordered above by the white supercilium; sturdy black bill; black tail; white vent speckled with black.

Observed in Monterey Cypress tree at campsite 10 and the pine tree at campsite 8, where it also flew down into the coffeeberry bush below."

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1)
- Reported Oct 20, 2021 09:30 by Petra Clayton
- 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/S96495026
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing adult male since 10/15/2021 (Kathleen Kent).

Black back and nape with a large vertical white patch on the edge of each wing, seen most frequently, as he was seen from the back foraging at the tree trunk; black crown with a broad white supercilium starting at the back of the eye and curving toward middle of nape, almost coming together; white rump seen when preening and when shimmying up the tree trunk; side views show bright red throat, black breast, bright yellow belly extending to the vent, black and white speckled flanks; black mask through the eye bordered below by a broad white moustachial stripe, which starts at the base of the bill and bordered above by the white supercilium; sturdy black bill; black tail; white vent speckled with black.

Observed in Monterey Cypress tree at campsite 10 and the pine tree at campsite 8, where it also flew down into the coffeeberry bush below.

Click on the image below for a Flickr video:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/51616823484/in/dateposted-public/" title="Williamson’s Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus), adult male, Montaña de Oro SP, Los Osos, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/51616823484_caee1f597f_z.jpg" alt="Williamson’s Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus), adult male, Montaña de Oro SP, Los Osos, CA" /></a>"

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1)
- Reported Oct 19, 2021 09:08 by Jim Royer
- 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/S96526868
- Comments: "Continuing adult male"

Olive-sided Flycatcher (Contopus cooperi) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2021 07:45 by Jeff Miller
- Cerro Alto Campground, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4272109,-120.7491446&ll=35.4272109,-120.7491446
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S96506997
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Large flycatcher with dark head, white underneath with dark vest, white throat, short dark tail, white tufts visible on sides of rump. Poor photo."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2021 08:40 by Eric Wier
- 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/S96519117
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing kingbird with long bill, white throat, deep shade of yellow extending from just below throat to undertail coverts, gray head with darker auriculars, greenish back."

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2021 07:17 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- de Anza Trail - South Atascadero, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4874054,-120.6409125&ll=35.4874054,-120.6409125
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S96513778
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Brief, fleeting observations of female / immature male with gray head, faint supercillium,, complete, white eye-ring, greenish back, gray wings with two narrow wing-bars (one longer and bold white and the other shorter and dingy white), gray streaking on sides and flanks, yellow underneath from throat to belly, bright white undertail coverts and dark tail tip. Gray neck collar not visible from our vantage point. Bird observed in wet section of riverbed east of the Atascadero Water Treatment Plant. Observed foraging in low vegetation for appx.10 seconds before disappearing from sight. Swampy conditions prevented opportunities to relocate."

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Re: Banded Osprey sighted in Morro Bay

petra schaaf
 

As a follow-up to the information provided by Nicollet Overby of "Bloom Biological, Inc." regarding Ospreys banded in Newport Beach:
In 2018/19 three Ospreys were sighted in SLO County, all banded as chicks on the same date (4/23/2018) by Peter Bloom in Newport Beach, with the consecutive numbers 61, 62, 63.

Sightings in SLO County:

#61 - at Avila Dog Beach, Avila Bay
#62 - at the Morro Bay Marina
#63 - at Oso Flaco Lake

These birds were seen (and reported on eBird) more than once.

These three Osprey apparently were the product of the last successful nesting (2018) prior to the failed nests in 2019 and 2020.

USGS Bird Banding Laboratory issues "Certificates of Appreciation" for banded bird reports (see below)

Petra Clayton
Los Osos

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On Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 8:08:01 PM PDT, Judy Neuhauser <picaloki@...> wrote:


I am posting for Sharon Blakely
On Oct 19, Sharon Blakely spotted a banded Osprey sitting on the light pole over the restroom in the parking lot at Morro Rock. She had just watched Lisa Field’s presentation to MCAS on Osprey at Mono Lake and was on the alert for bands. It had a right leg silver band, left leg white-on-black band with a clear “P6” on the band. She sent the report to both Lisa Fields and reportband.gov and received this reply:
We received an email from Lisa Fields containing a photo of a banded Osprey that you spotted near Morro Rock.  She recognized that the band matched those used by Dr. Pete Bloom, who bands the Osprey chicks each year at Mono Lake for CA State Parks.  He also bands Ospreys in Orange County, and while the code “P6” was not used at Mono Lake, it does actually match to a chick that was banded in April at the Newport Beach Back Bay nest this year.  How great to know it is alive and well, and has made it up to coast to Morro Bay (over 200 miles)!  After two years of unsuccessful nesting attempts at the Newport location (2019 & 2020), several organizations and agencies (including Bloom Biological), worked together to rebuild the nest platform and it was very exciting when two chicks successfully hatched, were banded, and fledged in 2021.  That nest also has a nest cam - here is a link to a video from April that shows the chicks with both parents in the nesthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoRM5aWceDE . I’ve also attached some photos from that day of banding.
 
Feel free to share this with your fellow birders and, as I think Lisa already mentioned to you, please be sure to report any sightings of banded or tagged birds to the USGS Bird Banding Laboratory atwww.reportband.gov . These sightings are so helpful to researchers. Pete Bloom has been banding and tagging birds in California for the past 50 years - for more info on his various research projects, you can read our blog at www.bloom.bio/news or follow us on Facebook.
 
Immense thanks to Lisa for giving this latest presentation to the Morro Coast Audubon Society, and we are happy to know that we now have another informed citizen scientist helping to provide important data points for raptor research!
 
Regards,
Nicollet Overby
Administrative Assistant & Data Specialist
Mon-Fri : 10am-3pm
Bloom Biological, Inc.


Judy Neuhauser
Los Osos, CA


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*** Species Summary:

- Williamson's Sapsucker (8 reports)
- Western Wood-Pewee (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- American Redstart (2 reports)
- Palm Warbler (2 reports)
- Grace's Warbler (3 reports)

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Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1)
- Reported Oct 20, 2021 12:39 by Joanne Aasen
- 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/S96489681
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Found with help from Jeanette Stone! Was first in cypress moving up tree trunk then flew to pine to do the same. Never saw breast."

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 20, 2021 09:56 by David Cox
- 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/S96475121
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing adult male first observed by Kathleen Kent on October 15th. Seen in the large Monterey cypress between campsites #8 & #10 and pointed out by another birder. solid white wing yellow belly, red throat."

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1)
- Reported Oct 20, 2021 08:48 by Herb Elliott
- 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/S96481393
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "previously reported https://ebird.org/checklist/S96247910 and continuing"

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1)
- Reported Oct 20, 2021 07:35 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/S96473501
- Comments: "Continuing bird; photos"

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2021 15:53 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/S96452996
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing adult male found by Kathleen Kent on Oct 15, 2021 was observed feeding in pine tree and coffee berry bushes behind campsite #8. Except for white stripes on face, vertical white wing patch and white rump, bird was black on top from crown and nape to tail, Underneath, bird was mottled white and black on sides, yellow on belly, black on chest and neck and had a red throat patch."

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2021 11:24 by Terri Osborn
- 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/S96453282
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing adult male first observed by Kathleen Kent on October 15th. Seen in the large Monterey cypress between campsites #8 & #10 and pointed out by another birder. Black back, black head with two white stripes on face and a red chin, black and white mottling on sides with yellowish belly. Tom Edell and another birder also on site."

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2021 17:22 by Lisa Gattuso
- 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/S96475988
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird at campsite 10."

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1)
- Reported Oct 19, 2021 10:38 by Thomas Wurster
- Islay Creek Mouth--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2754126,-120.8874173&ll=35.2754126,-120.8874173
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S96470461
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Cont. male"

Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus) (1)
- Reported Oct 20, 2021 08:45 by Heather O'Connor
- Mentone Basin Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1155206,-120.6132531&ll=35.1155206,-120.6132531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S96493965
- Comments: "High on snag. Photo"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2021 13:04 by Jan Bugge
- 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/S96452840
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Large, bright yellow-bellied flycatcher greeting us on wire just past Spooners's House. Bill longer and thicker than Western or Cassin's kingbirds. Grayish head and dull brown wings."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1)
- Reported Oct 20, 2021 07:35 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/S96473501
- Comments: "Continuing in cypresses by ranch house; poor photos"

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1)
- Reported Oct 19, 2021 11:24 by Terri Osborn
- 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/S96453282
- Comments: "Continuing bird seen briefly in the ravine east of campfire center, Olive gray back, gray tail with bright yellow markings on outer edge, constantly moving. Pointed out to me by Tom Edell and 2 other birders."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1)
- Reported Oct 20, 2021 15:50 by Tom Edell
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4518225,-120.9062489&ll=35.4518225,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S96493066
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Bird found earlier today by Ann and Pat Vaughan. First seen on the ground around mustard plants down creek of the park and then across creek in willow. Brown above, pale below with yellow undertail coverts. Line through the eye, pale supercilium and streaks on breast. Wagged tail."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 20, 2021 09:10 by Nick Belardes
- Meadow Park--San Luis Obispo, 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/S96476084
- Media: 10 Photos
- Comments: "Small brown passerine with pale supercilium, yellow undertail, white throat, white underside with streaky brown flanks and chest. Heard Palm Warbler chip call from bottlebrush trees in western creek (west of Exposition Dr.).

Spotted bird pumping tail as it foraged into view. Bird flew from creek bushes to backyard tree, into ivy along fence line, then southward out of sight. A few moments later the bird returned to same creek bushes and trees.

Looking at photos and short vid clip I noticed dark eyeline, broken eyering and interesting malar stripe patterns. Also noticed in video that the flicks were mainly in a fast, downward motion.

Video (five sec): https://twitter.com/nickbelardes/status/1450892353187631110?s=21

This species was last seen in park on March 31, 2019 by Herb Elliott (https://ebird.org/checklist/S54423649). First recorded in park on Dec. 4, 2018 by Phil Dunn, also in the far western creek area (https://ebird.org/checklist/S50434740)."

Grace's Warbler (Setophaga graciae) (1)
- Reported Oct 20, 2021 09:55 by Priscilla Summers
- Mentone Basin Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1155206,-120.6132531&ll=35.1155206,-120.6132531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S96488885
- Comments: "Small gray above warbler with bright yellow throat and upper breast. Strong yellow supercilium. Seen twice briefly, about half hour between sightings, in pines at northwestern corner of the park."

Grace's Warbler (Setophaga graciae) (1)
- Reported Oct 20, 2021 09:55 by Steve Summers
- Mentone Basin Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1155206,-120.6132531&ll=35.1155206,-120.6132531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S96482605
- Comments: "Small gray above warbler with bright yellow throat and upper breast. Strong yellow supercilium. Seen twice briefly, about half hour between sightings, in pines at northwestern corner of the park."

Grace's Warbler (Setophaga graciae) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2021 08:38 by Thomas Wurster
- Mentone Basin Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1155206,-120.6132531&ll=35.1155206,-120.6132531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S96470457
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "We found it rather quickly in pines on west side of park (next to restroom), but getting good views (and photos) was another matter; it was small gray warbler with white wing bars and prominent yellow throat (and upper breast) and supercilium (from eye forward); it was chipping, but I wasn’t able to hear it :-("

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Banded Osprey sighted in Morro Bay

Judy Neuhauser
 

I am posting for Sharon Blakely
On Oct 19, Sharon Blakely spotted a banded Osprey sitting on the light pole over the restroom in the parking lot at Morro Rock. She had just watched Lisa Field’s presentation to MCAS on Osprey at Mono Lake and was on the alert for bands. It had a right leg silver band, left leg white-on-black band with a clear “P6” on the band. She sent the report to both Lisa Fields and reportband.gov and received this reply:
We received an email from Lisa Fields containing a photo of a banded Osprey that you spotted near Morro Rock.  She recognized that the band matched those used by Dr. Pete Bloom, who bands the Osprey chicks each year at Mono Lake for CA State Parks.  He also bands Ospreys in Orange County, and while the code “P6” was not used at Mono Lake, it does actually match to a chick that was banded in April at the Newport Beach Back Bay nest this year.  How great to know it is alive and well, and has made it up to coast to Morro Bay (over 200 miles)!  After two years of unsuccessful nesting attempts at the Newport location (2019 & 2020), several organizations and agencies (including Bloom Biological), worked together to rebuild the nest platform and it was very exciting when two chicks successfully hatched, were banded, and fledged in 2021.  That nest also has a nest cam - here is a link to a video from April that shows the chicks with both parents in the nesthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoRM5aWceDE . I’ve also attached some photos from that day of banding.
 
Feel free to share this with your fellow birders and, as I think Lisa already mentioned to you, please be sure to report any sightings of banded or tagged birds to the USGS Bird Banding Laboratory atwww.reportband.gov . These sightings are so helpful to researchers. Pete Bloom has been banding and tagging birds in California for the past 50 years - for more info on his various research projects, you can read our blog at www.bloom.bio/news or follow us on Facebook.
 
Immense thanks to Lisa for giving this latest presentation to the Morro Coast Audubon Society, and we are happy to know that we now have another informed citizen scientist helping to provide important data points for raptor research!
 
Regards,
Nicollet Overby
Administrative Assistant & Data Specialist
Mon-Fri : 10am-3pm
Bloom Biological, Inc.


Judy Neuhauser
Los Osos, CA


Palm Warbler - Hardie Park, Cayucos

Patrick Vaughan
 

A Palm Warbler was seen this morning in the willows overhanging the creek downstream from the restroom. It was last seen flying up the creek.

Ann Vaughan
Morro Bay


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*** Species Summary:

- Williamson's Sapsucker (10 reports)
- Tropical Kingbird (5 reports)
- American Redstart (2 reports)
- Grace's Warbler (1 report)

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Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2021 12:18 by Nicole Durtschi
- 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/S96441333
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "First seen at 12:30 in cypress tree at the east edge of the first campground loop. Seen flying between cypress and pine trees, as well as picking berries out of a coffeeberry bush. Black back, two white stripes through faces, yellow wash on its belly."

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1)
- Reported Oct 19, 2021 12:11 by Torrey Gage-Tomlinson
- 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/S96440000
- Comments: "Photos. Continuing in cypress between sites 8 and 9."

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2021 10:36 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/S96446551
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing male between camp site 8 and 10. Black head with white post occular stripe and mustache. black throat with red center, black back and wings with white vertical stripe that was sometimes obscured by flanks, mottled black and white sides and undertail coverts, yellow belly white rump, black tail. (photo)"

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2021 09:25 by Eric Wier
- 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/S96443239
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing adult male first observed by Kathleen Kent on October 15th"

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1)
- Reported Oct 18, 2021 17:22 by Jan Bugge
- 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/S96409112
- Comments: "Continuing bird at campsite 10 which is now occupied with campers. Photos to follow!"

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2021 10:26 by Tim 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/S96412001
- Comments: "Continuing make. Unmistakable"

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2021 09:30 by Kevin Zimmer
- 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/S96416688
- Media: 9 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing male, first found a few days ago. Largely black above, with large white patches in the folded wing and a white rump; white postocular stripe and white moustachial stripe; narrow median red patch on chin/throat; fairly bright yellow belly; and mottled white-and-blank flanks. I will upload photos later. This bird alternated between drilling and feeding at sap wells of its own making in a cypress tree near campsite #10 in the back corner of the first campground loop, and flying over to a nearby pine (sp?) and to a fruiting coffeeberry bush (Frangula) to feed on berries."

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (2)
- Reported Oct 18, 2021 08:19 by John Fields
- 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/S96427121
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "One male, one immature male"

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (2)
- Reported Oct 18, 2021 07:20 by Benny Jacobs-Schwartz
- 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/S96435393
- Comments: "Two individuals seen. One immature/juvie one adult. Well seen in cypress tree around campsite 10. Photos."

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2021 07:17 by Ann Stockert
- Islay Creek Mouth--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2754126,-120.8874173&ll=35.2754126,-120.8874173
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S96429708
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing male observed in Cypress by campsite 8. More photos"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Oct 18, 2021 13:04 by Lisa Gattuso
- 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/S96411711
- Comments: "Large, bright yellow-bellied flycatcher greeting us on wire just past Spooners's House. Bill longer and thicker than Western or Cassin's kingbirds. Grayish head and dull brown wings. Photos to come."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Oct 18, 2021 09:30 by Kevin Zimmer
- 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/S96416688
- Comments: "Continuing. Bright yellow-bellied Tyrannus with yellow extending up to throat; proportionately large and long bill (compared to either Western or Cassin's kingbirds); tail appeared browner (not black, and lacked either white outer rectrices (like a Western) or a buff terminal fringe (like a Cassin's). I will upload photos later."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2021 08:19 by John Fields
- 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/S96427121
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "On a wire above the welcome center. Able to photograph it"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Oct 18, 2021 07:20 by Benny Jacobs-Schwartz
- 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/S96435393
- Comments: "Perched on electrical wire at campground entrance. Photos."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2021 10:40 by Chris Wilson
- 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/S96422183
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "In trees just S. of oval parking area. Sallying over water from exposed branches about 20' up. Yellow breast and belly, brown tail."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2021 10:36 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/S96446551
- Comments: "Continuing female/immature male bird in the large Monterey cypress by the amphitheater. First noted the pale underside, distinctive tail with yellow base and broad dark tip, and orange tinged yellow at the shoulder. Other views showed a grayish head and greenish back and wings with yellow wingbar. Photos taken by other observers"

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2021 07:17 by Ann Stockert
- Islay Creek Mouth--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2754126,-120.8874173&ll=35.2754126,-120.8874173
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S96429708
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing female/immature bird located this morning in the first Cypress across from the Maintenance building. Tail display was what caught my eye at first as it was flitting around foraging. Photos"

Grace's Warbler (Setophaga graciae) (1)
- Reported Oct 19, 2021 11:01 by Todd Easterla
- Mentone Basin Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1155206,-120.6132531&ll=35.1155206,-120.6132531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S96434075
- Comments: "Continuing rarity will switch comments later."

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Morro Bay Audubon Society Field Trip Announcement

Freddy Howell
 


Morro Coast Audubon Society Presents:
Bird walk at Morro Bay State Park Marina Boardwalk 
December 7th, 2021
Enjoy a morning stroll along the Boardwalk with MCAS Field Trip leaders Robbie and Bob Revel to identify wintering shorebirds and migrants, sea ducks and grebes, and the land birds occupying the coastal sage scrub habitat. We are likely to see 30 - 40 species within our short walk of about one mile. All levels of birders are welcome. 

RSVP and Full COVID Vaccination Required! Trip is limited to 12 participants.

To participate you must email Robbie Revel, Field trip committee, at Robbie@... to request and receive a confirmed reservation for this field trip. Exact meeting time and location will be given to those with confirmed reservations. 

Bring binoculars and field guide; Hats and sunscreen are suggested along with dressing for cool and windy conditions. Restrooms are available. Rain cancels.


Whale Rock Reservoir - duck species increasing.

Kaaren Perry
 

I made a stop at Whale Rock this morning, observing from the small parking pull off at the north end of the reservoir on Cottontail Cr. Rd.  There were many more ducks on the reservoir that when I last visited on  October 13. 

I had no inclination to count noses but, in addition to the expected species previously seen, a few of the duck species that seemed to have recently arrived were- Canvasback, Redheads and increasing numbers of Ring-necked

Both Western and Clarks grebes, continuing White-faced Ibis, Sora and Snipe were also seen.  A scattering of Violet-green Swallows cruised low over the water. 

A scope is recommended but not absolutely necessary for a nice Fall morning.


Morro Coast Audubon Society Field Trip Announcement

Freddy Howell
 


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

eBird alert
 

*** Species Summary:

- Mountain Plover (1 report)
- Williamson's Sapsucker (14 reports)
- Western Wood-Pewee (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (9 reports)
- Lucy's Warbler (1 report)
- American Redstart (2 reports)
- Palm Warbler (1 report)

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Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2021 08:35 by Stephanie Cardenas
- Oceano Dunes SVRA, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.0657368,-120.6275693&ll=35.0657368,-120.6275693
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S96331592
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Will post photos!"

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1)
- Reported Oct 18, 2021 13:27 by Todd Easterla
- 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/S96399467
- Comments: "Appeared to be in adult plumage with some covert feathers that were abraded and warn a bit. Continuing bird here."

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1)
- Reported Oct 18, 2021 10:00 by Wanda Lo
- 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/S96398827
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird in the big Cypress near Campground 8"

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2021 09:55 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/S96394364
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing male; photos"

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2021 09:46 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/S96407172
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing male present at campsites 8 and 10 since 15 Oct. Today seen in both the large Monterey cypress and adjacent pine, plus flying to coffeeberry shrub where it picked ripe coffeeberries. Same bird described in checklist submitted on 16 Oct. (Photos)"

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2021 09:00 by Rick Derevan
- 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/S96394187
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Large woodpecker. Black back, yellow wash on breast, red throat patch. First found by Kathleen Kent. Photos."

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (2)
- Reported Oct 18, 2021 08:19 by Mark Hays
- 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/S96344315
- Comments: "One male, one immature male"

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (2)
- Reported Oct 18, 2021 07:44 by Kavanagh McGeough
- 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/S96395536
- Comments: "One adult male, one immature. Ongoing at campsite 10, photos."

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (2)
- Reported Oct 18, 2021 07:44 by Dara Vazquez
- 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/S96395537
- Comments: "One adult male, one immature. Ongoing at campsite 10, photos."

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 17, 2021 09:35 by Petra Clayton
- 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/S96308902
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing adult male since 10/15/2021 (Kathleen Kent).

Black back and nape with a large vertical white patch on the edge of each wing, seen most frequently, as he was seen from the back foraging at the tree trunk; black crown with a broad white supercilium starting at the back of the eye and curving toward middle of nape, almost coming together; white rump seen when preening and when shimmying up the tree trunk; side views show bright red throat, black breast, bright yellow belly extending to the vent, black and white speckled flanks; black mask through the eye bordered below by a broad white moustachial stripe, which starts at the base of the bill and bordered above by the white supercilium; sturdy black bill; black tail; white vent speckled with black.

Observed in Monterey Cypress trees at campsite 10, across from campsite 19 (near the camp host), and in the pine tree up on the hill behind the camp host.

Click on the image below for a Flickr video, showing the Williamson's Sapsucker at a distance in a pine tree on the hillside behind the camp host's trailer:

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/51601371231/in/dateposted-public/" title="Williamson’s Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus), adult male, Montaña de Oro SP, Los Osos, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/51601371231_ba453338dc_z.jpg" alt="Williamson’s Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus), adult male, Montaña de Oro SP, Los Osos, CA" /></a>"

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 17, 2021 09:05 by Roger Zachary
- 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/S96306411
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Reported male continues; other birders present"

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 17, 2021 08:00 by Tom Slater
- 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/S96311539
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Black back, black head with white eye stripe and moustache. Large white wing-patch, Black breast-band and yellow belly. Drilling holes in cypress tree in campground. Photo and video - https://flic.kr/p/2mBK1qb"

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 10:00 by Petra Clayton
- 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/S96259950
- Media: 9 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing adult male since 10/15/2021 (Kathleen Kent).

Black back and nape with a large vertical white patch on the edge of each wing, seen most frequently, as he was seen from the back foraging at the tree trunk; black crown with a broad white supercilium starting at the back of the eye and curving toward middle of nape, almost coming together; white rump seen when preening and when shimmying up the tree trunk; side views show bright red throat, black breast, bright yellow belly extending to the vent, black and white speckled flanks; black mask through the eye bordered below by a broad white moustachial stripe, which starts at the base of the bill and bordered above by the white supercilium; sturdy black bill; black tail; white vent speckled with black.

Observed in Monterey Cypress trees at campsite 10, campsite 8, and across from campsite 19 (near the camp host). He also briefly flew into a pine tree up on the hill behind the camp host.

Click on the image below for a Flickr video, showing the Williamson's Sapsucker foraging and preening:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/51598892649/in/dateposted-public/" title="Williamson’s Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus), adult male, Montaña de Oro SP, Los Osos, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/51598892649_c19fe47879_z.jpg" alt="Williamson’s Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus), adult male, Montaña de Oro SP, Los Osos, CA" /></a>"

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 08:45 by Jeanette Stone
- 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/S96399913
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Black with bold white wing patch, two white stripes on face, red throat, and yellow belly. Photos"

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 07:49 by Ched Whitney
- 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/S96329929
- Media: 9 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing male re-found this morning at campsite ten drilling wells into trunks about twenty-five feet up. Spotted yesterday by Kathleen Kent. Long white vertical wingbars on black and brown wings—with brown primaries, yellow underside on belly, mottled black and white on sides, red throat completely surrounded by black and upper black chest, black back, white rump, white eyeline extending back from eye around back of head, and white line/barring below eye extending around front of bird’s head over the bill. Seen in tree twice while exploring campground. Lots of birders already on the bird when I arrived. Video (55 sec): https://twitter.com/nickbelardes/status/1449507033045102592?s=21"

Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 07:49 by Ched Whitney
- 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/S96329929
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Dark flycatcher with long primaries, dirty underside. Photos."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Oct 18, 2021 13:27 by Todd Easterla
- 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/S96399467
- Comments: "Presumed HY bird as primaries and coverts were broadly etched and new looking. Continuing bird here."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2021 12:55 by Jay Carroll
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2736118,-120.8838502&ll=35.2736118,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S96405309
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird, perched on utility wires adjacent to Ranch House and occasionally hawking insects."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Oct 18, 2021 10:00 by Wanda Lo
- 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/S96398827
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Solo bird perched on a dead branch towards the creek, near the Maintenance barn. Slight greenish back"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2021 09:55 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/S96394364
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing; photos"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2021 09:46 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/S96407172
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird first reported on 17 Oct. Seen flycatching from tops of trees around Islay Creek horse trail. Large billed kingbird with bright yellow underparts, pale throat, green back, notched tail, and gray head with a slightly darker mask. (Photos)"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Oct 18, 2021 08:19 by Mark Hays
- 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/S96344315
- Comments: "On a wire above the welcome center. Able to photograph it"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Oct 18, 2021 07:44 by Kavanagh McGeough
- 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/S96395536
- Comments: "Ongoing, photographed."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Oct 18, 2021 07:44 by Dara Vazquez
- 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/S96395537
- Comments: "Ongoing, photographed."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Oct 18, 2021 10:31 by Bret Robinson
- 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/S96393595
- Comments: "Recurring. Large bill. Lighter head. Yellow on breast is higher"

Lucy's Warbler (Leiothlypis luciae) (1)
- Reported Oct 18, 2021 07:52 by Nick Belardes
- Meadow Park--San Luis Obispo, 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/S96375605
- Comments: "Kept hearing trilling song every once in a while that didn’t sound like a junco trill. Came across homeowner/birder (squirrel sign/Casa Diablo home with feeders along southeastern park) who said he had a Lucy’s Warbler visit his birdbath. After searching the area for more than an hour, heard the song again. Briefly spotted all-grey bird with clean, light grey underside and pale throat. Glimpse of chestnut rump. Bird flew up and over canopy (over bottlebrush trees) and lost sight. Very tough birding in the wind. No photos."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1)
- Reported Oct 17, 2021 09:05 by Roger Zachary
- 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/S96306411
- Comments: "Jeff Miller and Mark Mushkat pointed out the bird high in a cypress near campsite 35; Displayed the redstart movement and wing/tail flashing; continuing"

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 08:45 by Jeanette Stone
- 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/S96399913
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Per Jay Carroll: Tom located this redstart that was characteristically foraging with a flashing tail and spread wings; orangish axillaries and sides suggests an immature male. Poor photo"

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2021 08:16 by Ann Stockert
- 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/S96375323
- Media: 9 Photos
- Comments: "In tall fennel on the other side of the fence line at the beginning of the dirt trail, just past the walking loop. Noticeable supercilium, bright yellow under tail coverts, a long tail with a unique tail pattern, it had a square black base with white ends. Photos"

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*** Species Summary:

- Williamson's Sapsucker (18 reports)
- Western Wood-Pewee (6 reports)
- Tropical Kingbird (8 reports)
- Cassin's Vireo (1 report)
- Swainson's Thrush (1 report)
- American Redstart (5 reports)
- Magnolia Warbler (1 report)
- Palm Warbler (4 reports)
- Palm Warbler (Western) (2 reports)

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Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1)
- Reported Oct 17, 2021 09:30 by Jim Royer
- 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/S96288148
- Comments: "Continuing male"

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1)
- Reported Oct 17, 2021 09:04 by Crystal Jack
- 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/S96278162
- Comments: "Cypress tree at Montana de Oro"

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1)
- Reported Oct 17, 2021 08:04 by Mark Mushkat
- 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/S96289682
- Comments: "Continuing, many observers"

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1)
- Reported Oct 17, 2021 07:21 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/S96284236
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing; photos"

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 14:58 by Ann Stockert
- 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/S96250651
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Adult male Observed again this afternoon at 4:51 in the pine tree directly across from campsite 19 in the first loop just past the camp host."

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 14:58 by Janet Rayner
- 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/S96258891
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Adult male Observed again this afternoon at 4:51 in the pine tree directly across from campsite 19 in the first loop just past the camp host."

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 12:15 by Rick Saval
- 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/S96245907
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continues. Found 15 OCT 2021 by Kathleen Kent. m.ob"

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 11:09 by Jacqueline Knowlton
- 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/S96241680
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Black woodpecker with red throat, yellow belly and bold white patches on wings."

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 10:25 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/S96254965
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Originally found by Kathleen Kent yesterday, 15Oct21, and seen by many birders this morning. All black back, black wings with white patches. Black head with white stripe above and below the eye, red under lower mandible. Black under neck and throat, yellow belly. Seen drilling and attending recent drill holes in a very mature Monterey Cypress tree at Campsite #8."

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 08:54 by Mark Mushkat
- 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/S96251040
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Found 10/15 by Kathleen Kent. M. Obs. Photos"

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 08:12 by Nick Belardes
- 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/S96241212
- Media: 9 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing male re-found this morning at campsite ten drilling wells into trunks about twenty-five feet up. Spotted yesterday by Kathleen Kent. Long white vertical wingbars on black and brown wings—with brown primaries, yellow underside on belly, mottled black and white on sides, red throat completely surrounded by black and upper black chest, black back, white rump, white eyeline extending back from eye around back of head, and white line/barring below eye extending around front of bird’s head over the bill. Seen in tree twice while exploring campground. Lots of birders already on the bird when I arrived. Video (55 sec): https://twitter.com/nickbelardes/status/1449507033045102592?s=21"

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 08:08 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/S96248125
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "continuing adult male found yesterday by Kathleen Kent and seen by many today. It spent most of its time drilling a large Monterey cypress and twice flew to an adjacent pine (Italian stone pine?). Very cooperative bird that stayed in view on trunk of cypress for all to see. Straightforward ID given the black head, wings, chest, and back yellow on the belly, red throat patch, and horizontal white stripe in the closed wing. The head showed a white supercilium that started behind the eye that was separated from the white mustache by broad black eyeline. The yellow belly was bordered by mottled black and white. The tail was black, the upper tail coverts were white, and from what I could see of the undertail coverts they were broadly streaked with black. (photos)"

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 07:47 by Eric Wier
- 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/S96243291
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "First discovered by Kathleen Kent on October 15th. Creating sap wells in large cypress tree and feeding on sap. Black back with prominent white stripes on sides, red throat patch, black upper breast, blurry black and white lower breast and belly with light yellow wash, black head with white post-ocular stripes and white stripes from base of upper mandible to behind and below eye."

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 07:38 by Herb Elliott
- 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/S96247910
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "An adult male mostly black upperparts, white wing patches and two white stripes on the face, small red throat patch and yellow belly. This bird was found yesterday by Kathleen Kent and continued at campsite # 8 during my stay."

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 07:03 by Max Taylor
- 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/S96258420
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing adult male in cypress between campsites 9 and 10. Photos. Black woodpecker with red throat, yellow belly, white wing patches."

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 06:51 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/S96254323
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing adult male found the previous day by Kathleen Kent and re-found this morning by the Hampl brothers was observed feeding in cypress tree between campsites #8 and #10. Except for white stripes on face, vertical white wing patch and white rump, bird was black on top from crown and nape to tail, Underneath, bird was mottled white and black on sides, yellow on belly, black on chest and neck and had a red throat patch."

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1)
- Reported Oct 15, 2021 16:12 by Greyson Poutas
- 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/S96201756
- Comments: "black and white sapsucker with white wing patches and barred head pattern. Found in same cypress as previously reported. Red chin."

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1)
- Reported Oct 17, 2021 09:13 by Heather O'Connor
- Islay Creek Mouth--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2754126,-120.8874173&ll=35.2754126,-120.8874173
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S96284284
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Black back. Red throat. White tail coverts above and below."

Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus) (1)
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 14:58 by Ann Stockert
- 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/S96250651
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Observed very high in a pine along the southern side of the back loop. Marlin first spotted it and came and found us to help ID since it was hard to see due to height and harsh lighting. Took photos and with Tom’s help came to the correct identification:)"

Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus) (1)
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 14:58 by Janet Rayner
- 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/S96258891
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Observed very high in a pine along the southern side of the back loop. Marlin first spotted it and came and found us to help ID since it was hard to see due to height and harsh lighting. Took photos and with Tom’s help came to the correct identification:)"

Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus) (1)
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 08:54 by Mark Mushkat
- 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/S96251040
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Medium sized flycatcher, prominent wing bars, slight whitish eye ring. Lower mandible light orange, upper mandible dark gray. Primaries edged white, dark chest and flanks. No tail flicking."

Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 08:12 by Nick Belardes
- 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/S96241212
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Dark flycatcher with long primaries, dirty underside. Photos."

Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus) (1)
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 07:38 by Herb Elliott
- 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/S96247910
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "… dark grayish brown upperparts with long primaries, pale wing-bars, underparts dull creamy, becoming darker on breast and flanks."

Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus) (1)
- Reported Oct 15, 2021 07:00 by Kathleen Kent
- 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/S96202721
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Light gray throat; wing bars with lower wing bar being a bit more prominent; long primary projection; orange at the base of the lower mandible when seen from below. I only saw the side profile of the bird and couldn't see the chest at all. It was backlit, so the accompanying photos are not very crisp. The bird was quite a ways away, and photos are heavily cropped."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Oct 17, 2021 11:16 by Crystal Jack
- 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/S96288608
- Comments: "Ranch house mdo"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Oct 17, 2021 07:21 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/S96284236
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Photos"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Oct 17, 2021 08:35 by Herb Elliott
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S96295803
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "continuing bird since 10.03.21 - https://ebird.org/checklist/S95555675"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Oct 17, 2021 08:12 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/S96280722
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Continues. Will add details. Photos"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 17:11 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/S96254481
- Comments: "Continuing. Large bill, green back, yellow far up breast. Didn’t vocalize. Near paved loop. My second sighting since the bird recently returned."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 14:25 by Kristin & Christopher Koller-Fernandes
- 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/S96248763
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Seen in tree southeast of the dock and paved loop; larger than other kingbirds, with lemon yellow wash up to its white throat. Poor photo"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 12:18 by Adam Searcy
- 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/S96249842
- Comments: "Kingbird with rich yellow onto upper breast, a Large-ish bill, greenish back. Photos."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 15, 2021 08:22 by Bret Robinson
- 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/S96302102
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing kingbird with lighter gray head, large bill, yellow extending up to near the throat, and notched tail. In trees on the south side of the loop trail. Phone-scoped photo included."

Cassin's Vireo (Vireo cassinii) (1)
- Reported Oct 17, 2021 11:32 by Eric Wier
- Priolo-Martin Park, San Luis Obispo US-CA 35.26726, -120.69931, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.267262,-120.699307&ll=35.267262,-120.699307
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S96294870
- Comments: "Stout, warbler sized bird actively foraging by hopping or flying a few inches at a time through cypress, coast live oak and willow trees. Did not flutter or hover while foraging. Light gray head contrasted with back and underparts, very noticeable white “spectacles,” cylindrical bill, yellow-green back, noticed one white wing bar, white underparts with yellow flanks. Silent."

Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus) (1)
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 07:03 by Max Taylor
- 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/S96258420
- Comments: "Heard at the very end of the second loop. Sounded like an upward, wheee."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1)
- Reported Oct 17, 2021 08:04 by Mark Mushkat
- 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/S96289682
- Comments: "Continuing high in pines behind campsite 35. Juvenile with prominent yellow patches from ~halfway up tail to base of tail. Small yellow streak at top of flank. Broken white eye ring on a gray face."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1)
- Reported Oct 17, 2021 07:21 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/S96284236
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile"

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 08:12 by Nick Belardes
- 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/S96241212
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing (spotted earlier this morning by other birders), fanning dark-tipped tail. Greyish back, light underside with orangish flanks, light throat, broken eyering. Unknown sex."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 08:08 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/S96248125
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "active warbler that fanned its tail as it foraged in Monterey cypress trees by Campsite 35. Broken yellow band at base of tail that has a broad dark outer band. Yellow-orange at side of shoulder suggesting this might be a hatch-year male. Greenish back and gray head. Short yellow wing bar. (photo)"

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 07:38 by Herb Elliott
- 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/S96247910
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "continuing ... females/immature type observed been hyperactive repeatedly moving through the tree with rapidly spreading and closing it’s black-and-yellow or black-and-orange tail. The bird had a grayish head darker back, and whitish below with pale yellow patches on tail, wings, and sides"

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) (1)
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 08:12 by Nick Belardes
- 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/S96241212
- Comments: "First-year bird foraging with a mixed flock of 8-10 warblers, Golden-crowned Kinglets, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, and at least one chickadee. Bright yellow underside with black streaks, yellow throat, grey head, white eyering, grey wings with double wingbars. Wasn’t able to see undertail or note back colors. Checked photos but wasn’t able to capture an image. This was just west of horse trail in tangles on the backside of a pine or spruce. The flock was making quite a racket, attracting my attention. After scanning the flock for a few moments I spotted the warbler hop into view. I first noticed the bright yellow underside (and black streaks) contrasting with its grey wings, and that yellow throat contrasting with its grey head and bold eyering. I yelled out “Magnolia Warbler” hoping Ched would be able to snag a photo, knowing how difficult these tangles would be to get a shot. I’d never seen a Golden-crowned Kinglet before, so when one suddenly hopped into view I got completely confused thinking I’d struck gold again with a more fabulous warbler than a Magnolia. I lost sight of the Magnolia and the flock moved down the hill further into the wilderness."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 08:54 by Mark Mushkat
- 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/S96251040
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Bright yellow undertail coverts, creamy yellowish belly. Light brown neck and chest. Outermost tail feathers show prominent white panels against gray/brown tail feathers. Gray face with dark lores before and behind eyes. Slightly yellow supra lores. Brown crown , unbarred wings. Thin bill with flesh colored lower mandible. Blackish legs and feet."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1)
- Reported Oct 17, 2021 09:10 by Eric Wier
- 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/S96295299
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Herb helped us onto this rarity. Warbler foraging with Yellow-rumped warblers in fennel plants. Dark back, prominent whitish supercillium, whitish throat, creamy colored breast with subtle brown streaks, pale yellow belly, bright yellow undertail coverts and rump. Pumped its tail frequently."

Palm Warbler (Western) (Setophaga palmarum palmarum) (1)
- Reported Oct 17, 2021 08:35 by Herb Elliott
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S96295803
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "continuing bird; first reported by Lisa Gattuso and Jan Bugge 10.15.21 - constant tail bobbing with bright yellow undertail coverts"

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1)
- Reported Oct 17, 2021 08:12 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/S96280722
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continues in fennel near and in paved loop. Yellow undertail coverts, tail pumping. brown streaky underside, pale throat, whitish throat and pale supercilium. Photos"

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1)
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 17:11 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/S96254481
- Comments: "Continuing. Singing (twice), consistent chip calls while responding to playback of song and chip calls. Bird appeared only briefly. Could see yellow undertail and overall drab color in the dusk light. Couldn’t make out supercilium from brief view beneath bird. Heard/seen closer to frisbee golf hole number 14. It was reported closer to 13 earlier in the day, and I think in original report. Plan to return to try to photograph this bird tomorrow."

Palm Warbler (Western) (Setophaga palmarum palmarum) (1)
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 12:18 by Adam Searcy
- 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/S96249842
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Small brownish warbler with brown cap, white supercilium, yellow undertail. Wagging tail. Photos."

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Cassin’s vireo near Laguna Lake

Eric Wier
 

There was a quiet Cassin’s vireo foraging in Priolo-Martin Park at the southwest edge of Laguna Lake mid-day today.  Link to checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S96294870

Eric Wier
San Luis Obispo 


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*** Species Summary:

- Bufflehead (1 report)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (2 reports)
- Red-shouldered Hawk (elegans) (1 report)
- Williamson's Sapsucker (8 reports)
- Red-naped Sapsucker (1 report)
- Western Wood-Pewee (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (2 reports)
- Cliff Swallow (1 report)
- Swainson's Thrush (1 report)
- Black-and-white Warbler (2 reports)
- American Redstart (1 report)
- Palm Warbler (3 reports)

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Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) (2)
- Reported Oct 15, 2021 12:30 by Petra Clayton
- San Simeon: Arroyo del Puerto, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6440689,-121.1890228&ll=35.6440689,-121.1890228
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S96201211
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Most recent eBird report of this species at San Simeon Pier: 12/8/2017.
(Unclear where the sighting was on 11/27/2020 - distance 5 miles)

Click on the image below for a Flickr video:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/51593174547/in/dateposted-public/" title="Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola), San Simeon, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/51593174547_3bc494dcb8_z.jpg" alt="Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola), San Simeon, CA" /></a>"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 15, 2021 08:45 by Roger Zachary
- Arroyo Laguna, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6515286,-121.2196684&ll=35.6515286,-121.2196684
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S96194908
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "First seen on Wed. Oct. 13, observed on the shore among the washed-up kelp; continuing at the same location"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 14, 2021 16:54 by Heather O'Connor
- Arroyo Laguna, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6515286,-121.2196684&ll=35.6515286,-121.2196684
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S96190095
- Comments: "Continuing bird found by Roger Zachary. To the north of the creek around bluffs. With Western Sanpipers."

Red-shouldered Hawk (elegans) (Buteo lineatus elegans) (1)
- Reported Oct 15, 2021 15:28 by The Kingbirder
- Huasna Road, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1264758,-120.4636797&ll=35.1264758,-120.4636797
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S96203732
- Comments: "Expected ssp. Ruddier than other ssp. And more apt to be seen in the open. Uncommon and local here."

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1)
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 08:35 by Jay Carroll
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2736118,-120.8838502&ll=35.2736118,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S96240646
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Woodpecker that was mostly black above with conspicuous white wing patches, white supercilium and moustacial stripe, red chin, and yellow wash on belly; it was methodically drilling sap wells in a Monterey Cypress; seen by many observers."

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1)
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 08:20 by Kaaren Perry
- 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/S96233775
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Bird seen drilling in the cypress trees at the east end of the first campground loop. Black backed with a few scattered white feathers, flight feathers grayish, bold white wing patch, Mottled sides and brief looks at yellow belly,. two white stripes pattern on head, red throat."

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1)
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 08:00 by Steven McMasters
- 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/S96227219
- Comments: "Adult male. Black back. Red throat.yellow wash on belly."

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1)
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 07:19 by Ann Stockert
- 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/S96228983
- Media: 8 Photos
- Comments: "Originally found yesterday (10/15/21) by Kathleen Kent in the Cypress Tree closest to the end of the first loop by campsite 8. There was, as Tom would say, “a mob” of birders there this morning observing this “life bird” for many of us. The bird was working it’s sap wells about 3/4 up the center part of the tree. Observed a black and white woodpecker with two white stripes on the face , a red throat , and yellow wash on its belly."

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1)
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 07:03 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/S96228889
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing adult male in cypress between campsites 9 and 10. Photos. Black woodpecker with red throat, yellow belly, white wing patches."

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1)
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 07:03 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/S96228967
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Gorgeous Continuing adult male in cypress between campsites 9 and 10. Photos. Black woodpecker with red throat, yellow belly, white wing patches."

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1)
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 06:40 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/S96223072
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Mega. Fulfilled all my Sphyrapicus dreams. All black woodpecker with yellow belly, big white wing patches, red throat, white striping from above bill running below the eye, and from behind eye to back of crown. I have my usual poor photos."

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 15, 2021 07:00 by Kathleen Kent
- 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/S96202721
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "The bird was located at the far (East) end of the first loop of campsites. I looked at a camp schematic when I got home and I think its between sites 8 and 10, in a very large Cypress (?) tree.
This is a male Williamson’s Sapsucker, age unknown. The head is black with a white supercillium stripe and a second white stripe circling over the the beak and continuing under and past the eye. There is a bright red oval patch under the jaw, and is the only red on this bird. The back is all black with part of the white rump visible. The wings are black with a very large white patch showing on the folded wing. The sides of the belly and flanks are white with black streaking. The chest is black, ending with an abrupt line with a very distinct yellow tinge below the black, which continues the entire length of the belly, almost to the tail. Photos soon."

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (1)
- Reported Oct 15, 2021 16:12 by Greyson Poutas
- 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/S96201756
- Comments: "black and white sapsucker with white wing patches and barred head pattern."

Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus) (1)
- Reported Oct 15, 2021 16:12 by Greyson Poutas
- 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/S96201756
- Comments: "definite Wood-Pewee seen up on high perch sallying out to catch insects. Gray drab overall with pale stream down belly, two white wing bars."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Oct 15, 2021 08:22 by Will Knowlton
- 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/S96228462
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing kingbird with lighter gray head, large bill, yellow extending up to near the throat, and notched tail. In trees on the south side of the loop trail. Phone-scoped photo included."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 14, 2021 09:53 by Eric Wier
- 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/S96189118
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "First detected by Mitch Siemens on October 2nd. Sallying out for flying insects from high perch. Long, robust bill, gray head, lemon yellow breast extending from undertail coverts to bright white throat, greenish back, dark tail slightly forked."

Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) (1)
- Reported Oct 14, 2021 08:36 by Jim Royer
- Islay Creek Mouth--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2754126,-120.8874173&ll=35.2754126,-120.8874173
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S96204289
- Comments: "Beige rump on a short tailed swallow with a dark throat, darkish face and dirty white underparts, unlike bright white of tree or v-g swallow."

Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus) (1)
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 07:03 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/S96228889
- Comments: "Heard at the very end of the second loop. Sounded like an upward, wheee."

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1)
- Reported Oct 15, 2021 15:43 by Peggy Burhenn
- Canyon De Los Alisos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1386319,-120.5144947&ll=35.1386319,-120.5144947
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S96202144
- Comments: "Black and white striped head, contrasting black and white striped bird. No other color visible. Thin warbler beak. No yellow near eye as in black throated. Small amount of white on outer tail feathers. I tried to get a picture but he was not very cooperative"

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 15, 2021 09:06 by Tom Edell
- San Simeon SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5968718,-121.1235286&ll=35.5968718,-121.1235286
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S96194407
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "male at Campsite 88. Bold black stripes along the side and short black streaks in the undertail coverts. No obvious buff color on flanks. This is likely the same male present here last winter."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1)
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 08:35 by Jay Carroll
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2736118,-120.8838502&ll=35.2736118,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S96240646
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Tom located this redstart that was characteristically foraging with a flashing tail and spread wings; orangish axillaries and sides suggests an immature male."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1)
- Reported Oct 16, 2021 08:40 by Jeff Miller
- 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/S96225464
- Comments: "Continuing; refound quickly in flock of YR warblers foraging in fennel N of disc golf tee 13. Sandy brown warbler with yellow undertail coverts, pale supercilium and dark eye line. Pumping tail up and down."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 15, 2021 10:05 by Jan Bugge
- 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/S96191129
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Dull brown warbler with Yellow undertail coverts, underside of tail white with black outer edging, long pale superillium . Constant Tail bobbing, moving through eucalyptus above disc golf tee/ fairway 13. photo to come"

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 15, 2021 10:05 by Lisa Gattuso
- 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/S96189557
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Dull brown warbler with Yellow undertail coverts, underside of tail white with black outer edging, long pale superillium . Constant Tail bobbing, moving through eucalyptus above disc golf tee/ fairway 13. photo to come"

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Re: Williamson's Sapsucker - Islay Campground

Tom Edell
 

In addition to the sapsucker, this morning a female plumaged American
Redstart was at campsite 35, and a Palm Warbler, a Magnolia Warbler, and
Golden-crowned Kinglets were present in the campground area. Yesterday,
there was an unconfirmed report of a Red-naped Sapsucker in the campground.

Tom Edell
Cayucos, CA

-----Original Message-----
From: slocobirding@groups.io <slocobirding@groups.io> On Behalf Of Kaaren
Perry
Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2021 10:05 AM
To: Slocobirding <slocobirding@groups.io>
Subject: [slocobirding] Williamson's Sapsucker - Islay Campground

The adult male Williamson's Sapsucker, first reported yesterday by Kathleen
Kent, continued to be seen this morning. It was working in the large
cypress at the east end of the first campground loop.

Kaaren Perry
Morro Bay
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaarenp/










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Tom Edell
Cayucos, CA


Williamson's Sapsucker - Islay Campground

Kaaren Perry
 

The adult male Williamson's Sapsucker, first reported yesterday by Kathleen Kent, continued to be seen this morning. It was working in the large cypress at the east end of the first campground loop.

Kaaren Perry
Morro Bay
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaarenp/


Black-and-white Warbler, San Simeon Campground, 10/15

Tom Edell
 

This morning a male Black-and-white Warbler was in the lower San Simeon State Park Campground. It was seen in the trees at the back of campsite 88. Seventeen Cackling Geese were foraging on the dune plants at the northern end of the beach.

 

Tom Edell

Cayucos, CA


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Tom Edell
Cayucos, CA


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*** Species Summary:

- Bufflehead (1 report)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (1 report)
- Great Blue Heron (Great Blue) (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Golden-winged Warbler (1 report)
- Palm Warbler (1 report)

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Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 14, 2021 08:02 by Tom Edell
- Arroyo Laguna, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6515286,-121.2196684&ll=35.6515286,-121.2196684
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S96121916
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Male and 2 female plumage birds"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 14, 2021 08:02 by Tom Edell
- Arroyo Laguna, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6515286,-121.2196684&ll=35.6515286,-121.2196684
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S96121916
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile found yesterday by Roger Zachary. Bird was again up coast from the main beach and lagoon. Wing tips extending a little beyond the tip of the tail, golden spotting on the back and golden crown with dark streaks, capped crown appearance, obvious pale supercilium and dark ear spot. Photos"

Great Blue Heron (Great Blue) (Ardea herodias [herodias Group]) (1)
- Reported Oct 14, 2021 18:25 by Kavanagh McGeough
- 1512 Strand Way, Oceano US-CA 35.10319, -120.62979, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.103189,-120.629791&ll=35.103189,-120.629791
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S96138566
- Comments: "Expected"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Oct 14, 2021 15:44 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/S96137490
- Comments: "Continuing. Heard its trilly song while walking paved loop emanating from riparian area on east side of trail. When I was at the dock a little while later I could see the bird perched where I suspected it would be in riparian area adjacent to the east side of paved loop. So happy this bird (likely) is back for its 8th fall/winter here. Long bill, green back, trilly song/call. Crappy photos."

Golden-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 10, 2021 14:15 by Stan Snyder
- 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/S96165364
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Located by Matthew Matthiessen at about 3:20 pm on the fence line near the SE corner of the park. It was gleaning spiders in the ivy on top of the fence at the east end of the ivy. Continuing beautiful adult male. Black throat and face mask with white borders. Pale/white under parts, gray upper parts with a bold bright yellow wing patch. Yellow fore-crown, not as bright as the wing patch. Photos courtesy of David W. Nelson."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 14, 2021 11:00 by Jeanette Stone
- 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/S96133510
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Pale eyebrow and dark line through the eye, diffuse streaks on underparts, and bright yellow undertail coverts. Constant tail bobbing."

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Mature Bald Eagles over Baywood

Judy Neuhauser
 

Two mature bald Eagles - white heads and white tails - soared overhead of Baywood, 1st St and Santa Ysabel at about 11 am this morning! Lovely sight. One Osprey in the air at the same time.
Judy Neuhauser
Los Osos


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*** Species Summary:

- Bufflehead (1 report)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (3 reports)
- Prothonotary Warbler (1 report)
- Magnolia Warbler (1 report)
- Blackpoll Warbler (4 reports)

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Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 13, 2021 12:45 by Kaaren Perry
- 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/S96089614
- Comments: "2 adult male seen diving near shore at north end of reservoir from Cottontail Creek rd.First reported 10/12 by Tom Edell."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Oct 13, 2021 09:05 by Roger Zachary
- Arroyo Laguna, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6515286,-121.2196684&ll=35.6515286,-121.2196684
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S96090580
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Seen with other shorebirds feeding along the beach; poor light on these exposures; wing projections hard to compare but short; hard to determine leg length w/o nearby similar bird;"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 13, 2021 16:15 by Tom Slater
- 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/S96098066
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Very bright yellow all the way up to white throat. Long dark bill. Long tail. Gray head and brownish wings. Photo"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 13, 2021 15:34 by Larry Chen
- 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/S96095655
- Comments: "Continuing. Yellow-bellied kingbird with green-tinged back, long bill, faint but distinct mask, no white tail edges. At usual perch in bush on bulrush island."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 13, 2021 15:34 by Sarah Toner
- 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/S96095656
- Comments: "Continuing. Yellow-bellied kingbird with green-tinged back, long bill, faint but distinct mask, no white tail edges. At usual perch in bush on bulrush island."

Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 09, 2021 10:29 by Nicole Koeltzow
- 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/S96086878
- Comments: "Continuing birding at (35.1070573, -120.6263869). Low over the water and always in and behind the sticks. Yellow head and chest, white belly to vent, greenish back and gray wings. Have photos"

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) (1)
- Reported Oct 09, 2021 10:29 by Nicole Koeltzow
- 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/S96086878
- Comments: "Found while photographing the Blackpoll. Gray head, yellow from chin to belly, and black streaks down the flacks. Moves very fast and couldn’t get a photo."

Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) (1)
- Reported Oct 14, 2021 07:09 by Jeff Miller
- 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/S96114908
- Comments: "Dull yellow warbler with white belly and undertail coverts, faint streaking on sides, olive back with dark streaks, pale yellow eye arcs, slight dark line through eye, strong white wing bars, gray neck, orange-yellow feet!"

Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) (1)
- Reported Oct 13, 2021 08:06 by Nick Belardes
- 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/S96083176
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Possibly continuing. Unsure if this is the same bird that has been seen multiple times over the past week or so. Thought for sure the bird, if the same one, would have left in the recent windstorm.

I was heading north through the west side of the campground along the service road, wanting to see the yellow-and-grey mystery warbler from early in the morning, when I received a call from Derek Hameister that he'd found a Blackpoll on the southeastern trail. I'm guessing Harding Drive might intersect with this area if you were to draw a line to it. Hameister may have a more accurate location.

Anyway, I hoofed it to the area like the slug that I am. After what seemed like a ten-hour half-jog, I arrived to see the bird foraging right alongside the trail. What luck! Had this bird been beamed here magically? Had it flown through a Blackpoll portal? It was on the end of a leafy shoot of some kind, trying to get at bugs, seeds or fruit, not sure.

Hameister was maybe ten feet or so on the south side of the bird. I closed in to about twenty or so feet away on the north side and snapped some photos. I think I was too shaky from expending all my energy reserves to get decent pics. The bird eventually hopped into the canopy on the west side of the trail where we lost sight of it.

Hameister said the bird had flown away and returned. I wasn't surprised. It could have flown out and back a hundred times with how long it took me to arrive. Probably could have watched an entire sitcom episode in that time span. Might have been quicker to have swam across the lake like Kai Mills did across Morro Bay Harbor for a Common-ringed Plover sighting.

This was my first sighting of this species. Wasn't expecting it to appear so drab. Thought it would be a brighter green as I'd seen in some recent photos (maybe from a different area). I probably would have thought this bird a drab Yellow-rumped on first glance. However, I was able to examine my photos to understand which field marks I should have been paying attention to: dark-striped olive back, pink bill, olive chest streaks on yellowish breast, yellowish throat, pale broken eyering, dark eyeline, white undertail and double-white wingbars. The pink legs kind of throw me though. My Sibley's field guide shows this species with more yellowish legs. Is this some pink-legged subspecies? (Upon closer examination of photos, the legs do look yellowish and pinkish. Weird). Big thanks again to Hameister for helping me today!"

Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) (1)
- Reported Oct 13, 2021 07:25 by Derek Hameister
- 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/S96084724
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Typical fall individual. Olive yellow green back with white wingbars. Dull yellow below with light olive streaking on breast and flanks. White undertail."

Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 09, 2021 10:29 by Nicole Koeltzow
- 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/S96086878
- Comments: "Found here (35.1091135, -120.6255970) right at eye level. Then came really close to us while Tom and I photographed the bird feeding right by us. Would work both sides of the trail. Have many photos."

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