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