Date: 12/24/17 12:22 pm
From: Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] DCFL & north county rarities
Finally the DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER in Nestor was reported again today
(Sunday), by Bruce Rideout; the first time since the CBC on the 16th
(bird actually found the day before the CBC). It is interesting how few
people seem to trying for it, given it is only 50 feet away from where
one parks one's car to see the Red-throated Pipit....  Anyway, up until
now, all flycatcher sightings over the gate have been between 8:50-10:30
AM, whatever significance that may have. And where the bird goes when it
is NOT present there (which is often the case!), is still not known.

In the north county, the following have been seen:

DECEMBER 23 in Carlsbad/Oceanside--

ORCHARD ORIOLE:  female-type with Bullock's in sycamores, sweet gums,
and carrotwood trees along Seascape Drive in s. Carlsbad

BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER:  1 returning bird at end of El Arbol and a new
bird in a private HOA park, both in Carlsbad

AMERICAN REDSTART:  female in condo complex off Magnolia/Jefferson in

NASHVILLE WARBLER:  1 near Batiquitos Lagoon

WILSON'S WARBLER:  1 bordering Aviara Golf Course, Carlsbad

SUMMER TANAGER:  female at Corte de la Pina X Corte del Cedro (near
Camino Vida Roble)

YELLOW WARBLER:  healthy total of 4 (3 in Oceanside in sewage treatment
plant area, 1 in Carlsbad)

BULLOCK'S ORIOLE:  total of 5 (1 at HOA, 3 along Seascape Drive, 1 at
same site as Summer Tanager), all in Carlsbad

Hooded Merganser: 4 continuing on the usual small pond on Paseo del
Lago, Carlsbad (have been at this site for at least ca. 10 years now)

Canvasback:  good total of 65 on Batiquitos Lagoon

Pied-billed Grebe:  unseasonal NESTING with 3 fuzzy chicks w/adult along
Loma Alta Creek, Oceanside

DECEMBER 24 in Escondido--

Hooded Merganser:  healthy total of 14 birds in various plumages on
small pond in Kit Carson Park, variously known as either Sand Lake or
Eagle Scout Lake

BULLOCK'S ORIOLE:  much rarer inland than near coast; along Canyon Road
near Gretna Green Way where lots of birds feeding in early AM on flowers
and berries

WESTERN TANAGER:  at least 1 at usual (many years) roost site at dawn
near intersection of Canyon Road and Brook Canyon Road

WILSON'S WARBLER & Black-thr Gray Warbler:  near tennis courts in Kit
Carson Park

--Paul Lehman,  San Diego

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