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ridiculousbirdfaces: IMG_6879 by Ryk NavesRed-necked Grebe…

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

ridiculousbirdfaces:

IMG_6879

by Ryk Naves

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena)

#323

Sometimes I get a new bird for the county year list out of the blue, an unexpected and exiting rarity (like the Green-tailed Towhee at Jameson Lake last Sunday). Other times I chase a bird previously reported by someone else. Most of the time those chases don’t pan out, but once in a while they do.

A report had come in of a Red-necked Grebe in Santa Barbara Harbor this morning. I didn’t find out about it until I broke from work for lunch and saw the posting on the sbcobirding list. I’d only have time for a quick look, but I could at least go to the harbor and see.

When I got there I saw plenty of Western and Clark’s Grebes, but no Red-necked. At one point I saw a Western Grebe that had been discolored by oil, which was sad, and it occurred to me that maybe that was the bird that had been seen. It didn’t look like a Red-necked Grebe, but it looked different enough to be potentially confusing?

I sat down on one of the benches by Sea Landing, looking out at the main channel of the harbor. I took some photos. The oiled Western Grebe:

An interesting Double-crested Cormorant with a lot of white on it (leucism?):

A Herring Gull (gotta keep working on those gulls – so much to learn!):

It was almost time for me to get back to work. And then, right in front of me:

Yay! 😀

Reposted from http://lies.tumblr.com/post/180325827371.

sunwendyrain:Green-tailed Towhee#322🙂

Monday, November 19th, 2018

sunwendyrain:

Green-tailed Towhee

#322

🙂

Reposted from http://lies.tumblr.com/post/180265098956.

ornithoscelidaphiliac: Canvasback ducks are…

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

ornithoscelidaphiliac:

Canvasback ducks are lovely.

#321

Canvasbacks are hard to come by in Santa Barbara County. I’d chased after a few that were reported in the past few weeks without success, so it felt very satisfying to find four of them (a male and three females) at Jameson Lake today.

Reposted from http://lies.tumblr.com/post/180264419386.

acryptozoo: Ross’s Goose (Chen rossii) #320Organisms that like…

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

acryptozoo:

Ross’s Goose (Chen rossii)

#320

Organisms that like to spend time at sewage-treatment plants:

– aerobic bacteria

– anaerobic bacteria

– rare/vagrant waterfowl

– birdwatchers

Reposted from http://lies.tumblr.com/post/180153112611.

oceanodroma:I’ve watched this Snow Goose develop its adult…

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

oceanodroma:

I’ve watched this Snow Goose develop its adult plumage over the fall and winter, and it seems like he decided to not migrate up to the arctic and is sticking around hopefully through the summer

#319

At Lake Los Carneros this morning; another case where the bird reported the previous day was right where it was supposed to be at first light. 😀

An immature one (who are often the ones that wander off the normal migration route and make birdwatchers excited), just like the one shown above.

Here’s the one I saw this morning:

Very stylish. 👍

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