Date: 8/27/17 5:21 pm
From: Gary Nunn <garybnunn...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] FRNC – Indigo Bunting, migrants 26-27 Aug, 2017
Invested some early morning hours this weekend searching around Fort
Rosecrans National Cemetery for migrants.

Working the fence line bushes, pine tree tops, were Hermit (1),
Black-throat Gray (2-3), Townsend's (3-4), 6 or 8 each of Yellow and
Wilson's Warbler. There was a single Willow Flycatcher in the southwest
corner. Also a hatch-year Phainopepla east of the Committal Shelter.

Just west of the admin building, on the west side of cemetery, seeding
grass heads have been left unchecked and in this area I found a
juvenile/first-winter INDIGO BUNTING both mornings 8/26 & 8/27. It is a
bit of a mess, has no tail. Easily located by loud "spit" calls. Very shy
though!

Pleased to see that three new trees have been planted in the southeast
section. Smaller decorative types, couple of Jacaranda and a Cassia. Sadly
the very large well shaped Ficus in "The Dip" has been taken.
--
Gary Nunn
Pacific Beach

 
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