Painted Redstart ad El Capitan State Beach
- The Painted Redstart is still at El Capitan State Park, North of
Santa Barbara. I saw it at 1:00PM today near the railroad bridge.
It was in an Oak Tree to the right of the walking path, just downhill
from the steps where the path meets the road.
I wonder if there are two birds. In contrast to the bird Guy Tingos
saw yesterday, this bird did not appear to have worn feathers. There
was relatively sharp contrast between its black body and white wing
patch and red belly.
As Corrine Ardoin reported it fanned its tail frequently.