Carpinteria salt marsh, December 15, 2016There was a decent high…

Posted December 15th, 2016 by John Callender

Carpinteria salt marsh, December 15, 2016

There was a decent high tide at the marsh this morning, and rain due over the next couple of days, so I took advantage of one of my last good chances to do scouting before Sunday’s count. Highlights were a single female Pintail and a neat patch of flowering Salt Marsh Dodder growing by the railroad tracks.

Also, the way it looked when the rain started falling.

Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California, US
Dec 15, 2016 7:35 AM – 9:49 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Scoped the marsh from Estero Way, then walked the railroad tracks to Sand Point Road and back. Tide was 6’ at the beginning, topped out at 6.8’ at the end.

47 species

Brant  2
Mallard  6
Blue-winged Teal  5
Northern Pintail  1     Female
Green-winged Teal  6
Bufflehead  3
Red-breasted Merganser  2
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Double-crested Cormorant  2
Brown Pelican  1
Great Blue Heron  3
Great Egret  4
Snowy Egret  8
Black-crowned Night-Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  4
Osprey  2
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Killdeer  21
Whimbrel  1
Long-billed Curlew  16
Greater Yellowlegs  3
Willet  115
Western Gull  2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  22
Eurasian Collared-Dove  12
Anna’s Hummingbird  4
Belted Kingfisher  1     Female
Black Phoebe  3
Say’s Phoebe  2
California Scrub-Jay  1
American Crow  10
Bushtit  14
Marsh Wren  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling  1
American Pipit  1
Orange-crowned Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  7
Townsend’s Warbler  1
White-crowned Sparrow  4
Savannah Sparrow  1
California Towhee  1
House Finch  4
House Sparrow  1

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