I spent this morning visiting various places around Goleta: Evergreen Open Space, Bella Vista Open Space, Coronado Drive, Devereux Slough, UCSB Lagoon, and Goleta Beach. How's that for a collection?
The day started off fairly slowly. Both Evergreen and Bella Vista Open Spaces were relatively quiet. Things picked up at the seep at the end of Coronado Drive. A steady stream of warblers and Western Tanagers came to the water to drink and bathe. There were no unusual warblers seen. Best birds there were a Cassin's Vireo and a Red-breasted Nuthatch (perhaps the one we saw a couple of days ago), both of which came down to drink. They evaded having their photos taken.
I am still hoping to catch up with some more migrants before the season is over!
Some photos from today:
Once was a dove
After today the year's total still stands at 252.
Today I rode a total of 34.2 miles