“People often ask me how it is that I seem to be so much at peace. There is a primary reason — and it is available to all who wish to have it. Here’s a simple prerequisite to attaining peace at that level. I invite you to observe the beasts, birds and fish and let them teach you. Let this be a daily routine and life, as you know it, will never be the same.”
– Eddie Bo

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Day 269 - Around Goleta

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

Western Tanager

Willow Flycatcher

Willow Flycatcher

After today the year's total still stands at 252. 

Today I rode a total of 34.2 miles

More later,

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