Date: 1/12/18 9:04 am
From: Gary Nunn <garybnunn...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] eBird report - Saturn Blvd., American Pipit "japonicus", Jan 10, 2018
A checklist came in to eBird from Jan 10, 2018 reporting an apparent
American Pipit form "japonicus" along Saturn Boulevard in the Tijuana River
Valley. The location is described as just north of the river crossing in
the dirt field on east side of the road. Also pipit flock moved to "field
just north of band of trees" in that area.

Features described by the observers are blackish flaring malar patch, white
wingbars, pale underparts, bright pink legs. Photos were not obtained.

eBird checklist with more notes here

This is a rare form of pipit to encounter in San Diego County, it would be
great to see photos posted if the bird can be relocated by other observers.

Gary Nunn
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