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11/16/18 5:55 pm Kenneth Weaver <gnatcatcher...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] A few North County Observations
11/16/18 5:45 pm Susan Smith via Groups.Io <seiurus=<aol.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cute Call Duck at Guajome Reg Pk with the Bread Ducks, Nov 16
11/16/18 2:13 pm <lehman.paul...> <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Ovenbird, sapsucker ID, miscellanea
11/16/18 1:32 pm Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Pacific Wren at Palomar
11/16/18 8:06 am dan jehl <jehlyfish...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Bird and Butterfly Garden Ovenbird November 16
11/15/18 8:49 pm James Pawlicki <jmpawli10...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (and TBKI) in Chula Vista, 11/15
11/14/18 4:29 pm Anthony Fife via Groups.Io <imtooflytofly=<yahoo.com...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Imperial Beach bike path birding (no rarities)
11/14/18 3:34 pm Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tijuana Estuary - Ferruginous Hawk
11/14/18 11:11 am Eric Kallen <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] TRV 11-14-18
11/14/18 11:02 am <lehman.paul...> <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] miscellanea
11/12/18 8:28 pm Robert Patton <rpatton...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] results of 12 Nov 2018 san elijo monthly bird count
11/12/18 6:45 pm Steve Perry <s-perry...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mountain bluebirds and grasshopper sparrow at San Elijo Lagoon, 11/12
11/12/18 12:31 pm Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Longspurs
11/12/18 10:46 am <lehman.paul...> <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] late/wintering vireos and orioles
11/12/18 8:26 am Eric Kallen <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tesoro Grove 11-12-18
11/12/18 6:31 am Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Red-necked Grebe at Shelter Island
11/11/18 7:26 pm Robert Patton <rpatton...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] tierrasanta tanagers 11-11-18
11/11/18 6:22 pm Lesley Handa via Groups.Io <lesley.handa=<yahoo.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Eurasian Wigeon and Herring Gull at the Sweetwater River on 11/9
11/10/18 2:15 pm Edward Henry <ehenry...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Hooded Merganser female at Famosa Slough
11/10/18 11:11 am <lehman.paul...> <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] miscellanea & some high counts
11/10/18 10:02 am dan jehl <jehlyfish...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Pt. La Jolla sea watch 3 White-winged Scoters
11/10/18 9:39 am Matt Sadowski <mattsadowski321...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Imperial Beach bike path birding (no rarities)
11/9/18 6:41 pm Paul Chad via Groups.Io <paulchad4=<yahoo.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cackling Geese, Ocean Beach, 9 Nov 2018
11/9/18 11:32 am ross christie via Groups.Io <caracara99=<yahoo.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tanager, Kate Sessions Park
11/9/18 11:30 am Christopher Adler <christopheradlerdotcom...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cox Conserves Hero in San Diego
11/8/18 5:58 pm Roger Uzun <rogeruzun...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Buddy Todd Scarlet Strikeout
11/8/18 5:30 pm Lisa Ruby <lruby1...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Crown Point McCown's Longspur and 2 Palm Warblers
11/8/18 5:15 pm Susan Smith via Groups.Io <seiurus=<aol.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Another Encinitas Palm Warbler, Nov 8, 2018
11/8/18 12:42 pm Kenneth Weaver <gnatcatcher...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Reddish Egret at Oceanside
11/7/18 5:26 pm Bill Mittendorff <wmittend...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Pinyon Jays
11/7/18 4:57 pm Jim Roberts GMAIL <jroberts32281947...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Villa La Jolla, Crown Point
11/7/18 2:47 pm Robert Patton <rpatton...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] next san elijo monthly bird count mon 12 nov
11/7/18 2:32 pm Susan Smith via Groups.Io <seiurus=<aol.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Townsend's Solitaire at Buddy Todd Park, Nov 7
11/7/18 2:25 pm Brennan Mulrooney <Frozentoze...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Late Western Kingbird at San Elijo Lagoon
11/7/18 2:19 pm Eric Kallen <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tesoro Grove 11-7-18
11/7/18 8:46 am <lehman.paul...> <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] McCown's continues
11/6/18 2:00 pm <lehman.paul...> <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] minor miscellanea
11/6/18 12:46 pm John Bruin <johnrbruin...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] McCown’s still here at 12:45
11/6/18 12:32 pm Anthony Fife via Groups.Io <imtooflytofly=<yahoo.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tessoro Grove
11/6/18 10:47 am Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] McCown’s Longspur
11/5/18 3:33 pm dan jehl <jehlyfish...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Sod Farm and Dairy Mart Road Palm Warbler
11/5/18 3:03 pm Paul Chad via Groups.Io <paulchad4=<yahoo.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Black Oystercatcher, Ocean Beach, 5 Nov 2018
11/5/18 7:23 am Roger Uzun <rogeruzun...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Bullock's or Baltimore?
11/5/18 5:18 am Aaron Polichar via Groups.Io <beldingsparrow=<yahoo.com...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Great day in the mountains, Nutcracker, Pinyon, Solitaire, Cassins
11/4/18 9:44 pm thomasf_h <thomas.fordhut...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Laguna Mountains, Etc.
11/4/18 8:09 pm Robert Patton <rpatton...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] summer tanager tierrasanta 11-4-18
11/4/18 7:02 pm Roger Uzun <rogeruzun...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Nestor and Tesoro Grove area
11/4/18 6:15 pm Steve Perry <s-perry...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] RFI: Borrego Springs winter birding sites
11/4/18 6:11 pm Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] rarity dips
11/4/18 5:50 pm Larry Edwards <larry...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] FRNC - Swamp Sparrow, Nov 04, 2018
11/4/18 3:51 pm James Pawlicki <jmpawli10...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Red-throated Pipit at Fiesta Island, 11/4
11/4/18 1:06 pm Gary Nunn <garybnunn...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] FRNC - Swamp Sparrow, Nov 04, 2018
11/4/18 12:41 pm <fmwongmd...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Reddish Egret in Cardiff
11/4/18 12:28 pm <fmwongmd...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Reddish Egret in Cardiff
11/3/18 6:54 pm Trent R. Stanley <trent.stanley...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tesoro Grove 11-3-18
11/3/18 6:42 pm Larry Edwards <larry...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tesoro Grove 11-3-18 - American Redstart
11/3/18 6:37 pm Larry Edwards <larry...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tesoro Grove 11-3-18
11/3/18 5:48 pm Casey Richart <pileated...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Eastern Phoebe at SDSU
11/3/18 2:59 pm Tito Gonzalez <txsandpiper...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Apparent Scarlet Tanager: Buddy Todd Park 3Nov18
11/3/18 2:53 pm Gary Nunn <garybnunn...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Downtown San Diego – Purple Gallinule *deceased* partial specimen, Nov 02, 2018
11/3/18 1:36 pm Eric Kallen <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tesoro Grove 11-3-18
11/3/18 1:08 pm Casey Richart <pileated...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Eastern Phoebe at SDSU
11/3/18 11:33 am Anthony Fife via Groups.Io <imtooflytofly=<yahoo.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Santee Lakes
11/3/18 11:01 am Tito Gonzalez <txsandpiper...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Apparent Scarlet Tanager: Buddy Todd Park 3Nov18
11/3/18 10:41 am Eric Kallen <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tesoro Grove
11/2/18 3:22 pm Larry Edwards <larry...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Imm. Sapsucker Colina del Sol Park
11/2/18 1:36 pm Edward Henry <ehenry...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] birding guide (local) in San Cristobal or Palenque, Chiapis
11/2/18 11:09 am David Povey <dpovey...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Nov. 1, 2018 mini pelagic
11/2/18 9:51 am dan jehl <jehlyfish...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Santee Lakes rarities Common Loon DOA
11/2/18 9:30 am Nathan French <nathanfrenchphotography...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Scissor-tailed flycatcher in Coronado
11/1/18 5:33 pm Eitan Altman <eitanaltman...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cackling Goose at Santee Lakes
11/1/18 5:07 pm Nathan French <nathanfrenchphotography...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Scissor-tailed flycatcher in Coronado
11/1/18 5:05 pm Larry Edwards <larry...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Ysidro Golden Eagle and Poggi Creek Thick-billed Kingbird
11/1/18 5:04 pm Larry Edwards <larry...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Ysidro Golden Eagle and Poggi Creek Thick-billed Kingbird
11/1/18 4:25 pm Nathan French <nathanfrenchphotography...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Scissor-tailed flycatcher in Coronado
11/1/18 2:34 pm Stan Walens <stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Clay-colored sparrow at UCSD, La Jolla
11/1/18 9:43 am Jeff Spaulding via Groups.Io <ornithomedic=<yahoo.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Imm. Sapsucker Colina del Sol Park
11/1/18 8:49 am Jeremiah Stock <jstock...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cackling Goose at Santee Lakes
10/31/18 5:18 pm dan jehl <jehlyfish...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Ysidro Golden Eagle and Poggi Creek Thick-billed Kingbird
10/30/18 1:18 pm Jim Roberts GMAIL <jroberts32281947...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Santee Lakes COMMON LOON
10/29/18 2:39 pm Anthony Fife via Groups.Io <imtooflytofly=<yahoo.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mt Laguna 10/29/18
10/29/18 10:08 am Sara Baase Mayers <sarabirding...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] White-throated Sparrow, residential Pt Loma, Oct. 29
10/29/18 4:17 am Aaron Polichar via Groups.Io <beldingsparrow=<yahoo.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Possible Cassiar and Slate-colored Juncos at FRNC
10/28/18 8:08 pm Mark Stratton <zostropz...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Great day in the mountains, Nutcracker, Pinyon, Solitaire, Cassins
10/28/18 1:14 pm Eric Kallen <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Chestnut-collared Longspur
10/28/18 1:06 pm Larry Edwards <larry...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Chestnut-collared Longspur Balboa Park
10/28/18 12:29 pm Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Palm Warbler, Mt. Hope Cemetery
10/28/18 9:55 am David Povey <dpovey...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Red-footed Booby at Nine Mile Bank 10-27-18
10/28/18 8:57 am Nicole Desnoyers <njdesnoyers...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Chestnut-collared Longspur Balboa Park
10/28/18 8:49 am Nicole Desnoyers <njdesnoyers...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Chestnut-collared Longspur Balboa Park
10/26/18 8:46 pm Jayne Lesley <jaynelesley...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Dieguito Monthly Bird Count - next Sunday, November 4th!
10/26/18 8:01 pm Larry Edwards <larry...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Jays & 'crackers, but no Ovenbird
10/26/18 2:09 pm ross christie via Groups.Io <caracara99=<yahoo.com...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah near Tecolote Nature Center
10/26/18 2:04 pm Tom Benson via Groups.Io <thomasabenson=<aol.com...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Jays & 'crackers, but no Ovenbird
10/26/18 1:32 pm Tom Benson via Groups.Io <thomasabenson=<aol.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Jays & 'crackers, but no Ovenbird
10/26/18 1:00 pm Gary Nunn <garybnunn...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Dieguito County Park - Summer Tanager male, Oct 26, 2018
10/25/18 10:21 pm Larry Edwards <larry...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah near Tecolote Nature Center
10/25/18 9:25 pm rsbreisch <rsbreisch...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah near Tecolote Nature Center
10/25/18 5:12 pm Jeremiah Stock <jstock...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] American Bittern at Santee Lakes
10/25/18 12:30 pm Jim Roberts GMAIL <jroberts32281947...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mission Bay Short-eared owl
10/24/18 4:55 pm Edward Henry <ehenry...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Least Flycatcher NOT
10/24/18 4:50 pm Brennan Mulrooney <Frozentoze...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Least flycatcher at Agua Dulce Creek
10/24/18 4:48 pm Edward Henry <ehenry...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Least flycatcher at Agua Dulce Creek
10/24/18 8:08 am Edward Henry <ehenry...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Least Flycatcher at Agua Dulce Creek
10/23/18 5:24 pm Eve Martin <eve...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Ovenbird continues at Bird & Butterfly Garden
10/22/18 4:54 pm Eric Kallen <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Various spots
10/22/18 9:32 am David Povey <dpovey...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] BVAS / Grande Pelagic trip Sunday Oct. 21, 2018
10/22/18 3:58 am terry hurst via Groups.Io <thurstycat61=<yahoo.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Palm Warbler at Lake Cuyamaca 10/21/2018
10/21/18 8:51 pm Gary Nunn <garybnunn...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] FRNC – "Red" Fox Sparrow, Pacific/Winter Wren, Hammond's&Dusky Flycatcher, October 20-21, 2018
10/21/18 6:29 pm Jim Roberts GMAIL <jroberts32281947...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] FRNC Varied Thrush
10/21/18 4:00 pm Elizabeth Copper <ecopper...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Varied Trush and compadres
10/21/18 1:48 pm Roger Uzun <rogeruzun...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Varied Thrush and warblers
10/21/18 11:40 am dan jehl <jehlyfish...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Varied Trush and compadres
10/21/18 11:36 am Richard Norgaard <rnorgaard...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Thick- billed Kingbird
10/21/18 11:29 am phil Pryde <PhilPinSD...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Varied Trush and compadres
10/21/18 10:30 am Tuck Russell <tuckrus...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Ovenbird still present Bird & Butterfly garden
10/20/18 3:41 pm Caron Andregg <caron...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Black-and-white Warbler in Hillcrest
10/20/18 1:02 pm Geoffrey Rogers <rogersgl1952...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Pinyon jays continuing on Mt Laguna
10/20/18 12:23 pm peterginsburg <pagins...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Painted Redstart
10/20/18 12:07 pm Kat Wendel <katwend82...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Pinyon jays continuing on Mt Laguna
10/20/18 11:51 am Jeff Spaulding via Groups.Io <ornithomedic=<yahoo.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Ovenbird at Bird & Butterfly Garden
10/20/18 9:59 am Sara Baase Mayers <sarabirding...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Townsend's Solitaire, Varied Thrush, Palm Warbler at Fort Rosecrans, Oct. 20
10/19/18 10:41 pm peterginsburg <pagins...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Sunday's Pelagic Trip
10/19/18 5:27 pm Anthony Fife via Groups.Io <imtooflytofly=<yahoo.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tessoro Grove (southside)
10/19/18 2:49 pm <lehman.paul...> <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] miscellanea Oct 17 & 18
10/19/18 1:34 pm Jeff Spaulding via Groups.Io <ornithomedic=<yahoo.com...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Varied Thrush at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
10/19/18 11:11 am Larry Edwards <larry...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Varied Thrush at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
10/19/18 10:45 am Larry Edwards <larry...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Varied Thrush at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
10/18/18 7:38 pm Anthony Fife via Groups.Io <imtooflytofly=<yahoo.com...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Pine Warbler continues at Nestor Park Oct 18
10/18/18 7:06 pm Bruce Rideout <brideout...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Banded Laysan Albatross information
10/18/18 4:52 pm Eric Kallen <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Murray Ridge Park, Serra Mesa 10-18-18
10/18/18 11:33 am Marcie Mason via Groups.Io <mason_marcie=<yahoo.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Pine Warbler continues at Nestor Park Oct 18
10/17/18 10:36 am David Povey <dpovey...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] BVAS / Grande Pelagic trip Sunday 10-21-18
10/17/18 10:16 am Robert Theriault via Groups.Io <rtheriault13=<yahoo.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tamarisk Grove Closure
 
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Date: 11/16/18 5:55 pm
From: Kenneth Weaver <gnatcatcher...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] A few North County Observations
The Reddish Egret, originally noted on the 8th, continues at the mouth of the San Luis Rey River.Photos can be seen at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49983167.

I also noted a Belding's Savannah Sparrow at the same spot.  This subspecies is rare atthis location.
On the 13th, I observed a Cassin's Vireo at Heller's Bend Preserve in Fallbrook.
Ken <WeaverFallbrookgnatcatcher...>


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Date: 11/16/18 5:45 pm
From: Susan Smith via Groups.Io <seiurus=<aol.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cute Call Duck at Guajome Reg Pk with the Bread Ducks, Nov 16


Today, while birding with Rita Campbell, Gretchen Nell, Patti Koger and Eve Martin at Guajome Pk, Oceanside, we saw a diminutive white Call Duck (Decoy Duck) with the other domestic Mallards, wild Mallards, domestic Geese, Muscovy Ducks, etc along the shore of the lake. We also ran into Barb Carlson while there, while we were puzzling over this little duck. I have never seen one of these before in the County, they look very different from the "White Mallards" that seem to be everywhere on lakes, tinier even than teal, and with a very round head and short little beak, and a VERY LOUD WAK WAK WAK WAK cry (given frequently!!!) that is different from Mallards. By googling "domestic white duck breeds" on the drive home, we found it was a Call Duck, and Barbara also learned the same from Gary Nunn.
The Call Duck was first bred in Holland in the 1600's, originally they were used as live decoy ducks. Their small size, about 2 lbs, made them easy to carry, and their loud voice was useful for calling down wild ducks.
In modern times, Calls are a very popular exhibition duck, judges on their short deep bodies, heads which are high crowned and wide in the skull, and a bill that is short and wide. They're bred in a number of colors, with more being introduced all the time. The White Call we saw today and the mallard colored Grey Call are the most popular. They are also sold in the pet trade, supposedly hardy and easy to care for, the one drawback is the noise--the hens have an especially loud loud quack or call and can be pretty noisy.
Pictures of the Call Duck and recording of the call are on our checklist for today at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49972358 .




Susan Smith
Seiurus Biological Consulting
Del Mar, CA






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Date: 11/16/18 2:13 pm
From: <lehman.paul...> <lehman.paul...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Ovenbird, sapsucker ID, miscellanea
As posted by others, today (Nov 16) the OVENBIRD continues at the B&B
Garden in the TRV, and I would also add that it specifically continues
in the southwest section of the garden and that one way to possibly
increase your chances of finding it is to check the "leaf litter" under
the larger bushes and small trees, especially those patches that are
damp from recent irrigation. When I saw the bird today it was searching
out such areas and finding good amounts of food at them. Also at the B&B
is a sapsucker which has been reported by several folks as a Red-naped;
but it is, in fact, a hybrid RED-NAPED X RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER
(somewhat too much red on the head for a Red-naped, and a few small red
blotches on the upper breast). Also in the TRV today, the VESPER SPARROW
continues with the Savannahs at the Sunset ball fields, and the
mini-invasion of MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRDS continues with now an increase to 6
birds at the "sod farm".  At the Tijuana Estuary, one REDDISH EGRET
continues, there were 2 "LARGE-BILLED" Savannah Sparrows, and 9
Yellow-crowned Night-Herons (8 adults, 1 sub-adult) together. A HOODED
MERGANSER in one of the estuary tidal channels was unusual. It is worth
noting, given the sad state of affairs with Loggerhead Shrike numbers
most everywhere, that 1 bird is back at the "usual spot" at the sw.
corner of the helicopter field in Imperial Beach. The only other shrike
I've seen on the coastal slope during the past month is up at San
Dieguito Lagoon in Del Mar.

Yesterday, the 15th, a returning, wintering Yellow Warbler was at the
Cottonwood Creek Park extension in Encinitas, and another returning,
wintering Yellow was in Cardiff near Oxford X Brighton. Wintering Yellow
Warblers are certainly less routine in the North County than they are in
South County.

--Paul Lehman,  San Diego



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Date: 11/16/18 1:32 pm
From: Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Pacific Wren at Palomar
Found a Pacific Wren on the Nature Trail near Doane Pond in Palomar State Park. Bird was giving double chip notes. When I finally saw it, it was across the streambed on the hillside. This was at post 9 where a tiny trickle of water crosses the trail. The bird eventually came down and drank at the small puddle in the streambed, then retreated back up onto the hillside. The stream is essentially dry on the upper portion. Several birds came down to the little puddle while I tried to get recordings and images of the Wren. Unfortunately I seem to have dropped my credit card and Costco card along the trail, and I am guessing it was probably there as I juggled camera and phone trying for pics and recordings 🙁 if anyone goes up there, please keep your eyes open!

At Doane Pond, I heard what I believe to be an Evening Grosbeak. The bird flushed and flew away without my ever laying eyes on it. The call was a shrill tee-oo, with no trill notes. The phone app has the trill notes with it, which gives me some doubts. I went back after doing the trail and just sat around for a bit, but did not hear or see anything. I put it on my checklist with a zero just to help raise awareness it may be there.

Nancy Christensen
Ramona


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Date: 11/16/18 8:06 am
From: dan jehl <jehlyfish...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Bird and Butterfly Garden Ovenbird November 16
This morning I took an early morning walk around the Bird and Butterfly Garden in San Ysidro. Lots of Yellow-rumped Warblers and White-crowned Sparrows all around the area, a few other warblers (Townsend’s and Orange-crowns) and the Ovenbird that was reported two days ago by Lindsay Willrick made a brief appearance on the far western split-rail fence. It flew down from the pines about 7:13, landed on the fence, then flew west into the bushes. The black stripes on the crown were very visible, as was the white eye ring and the black streaking on the white breast, the tail was held high as usual.

Dan Jehl
San Diego

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Date: 11/15/18 8:49 pm
From: James Pawlicki <jmpawli10...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (and TBKI) in Chula Vista, 11/15
A Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was briefly present at the Poggi Creek
greenbelt in south Chula Vista this afternoon (Thurs 11/15). I initially
noticed it in-flight before it briefly landed at the top of a euc and then
continued flying off to the SE. The Thick-billed Kingbird was more
cooperative and spent most of its time near the top of a sycamore within
the apartment complex west of the greenway.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49963243


Jim Pawlicki
La Mesa, CA

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Date: 11/14/18 4:29 pm
From: Anthony Fife via Groups.Io <imtooflytofly=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Imperial Beach bike path birding (no rarities)
Went by saltworks off of 13th Street today 11/14/18 around 1515 hours. Hundreds of shorebirds and peeps, but all I had was binoculars. Soooo....no help here. But looks promising.

Anthony “TooFly” Fife
La Mesa, Ca

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Date: 11/14/18 3:34 pm
From: Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tijuana Estuary - Ferruginous Hawk
Early this morning I walked along the South McCoy Trail and scoped the
fields around the helicopter base. Very few birds. Most interesting subject
was a juvenile Ferruginous Hawk, a species that doesn't occur right along
the coast very often.

Later I walked to the Tijuana River mouth. A large feeding flock of birds
was fairly close to shore, and at times actually came inside the breaker
line. When I arrived the flock was about even with the end of Seacoast, but
quickly drifted south to the river mouth. It was mostly cormorants, with at
least 100 pelicans, some loons, Western Grebes and at least 3 Brown Boobies.
One of the boobies was a male with a frosted head and neck. One seemed to be
an adult with a bit of frosting just on the forehead. The third individual
had a duller colored belly. There could have been more than 3 boobies as the
feeding flock spread out over quite a bit of area. On the shore inside the
river mouth, a nice-sized flock of Red Knots was clustered with the
Black-bellied Plovers. The Pacific Golden Plover was mixed into the group of
knots. Scope views for all of the above.



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Date: 11/14/18 11:11 am
From: Eric Kallen <eric...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] TRV 11-14-18
I visited a few spots in the TRV this morning, 11-14-18.
Highlights were few.
Sod Farm:
Mountain Bluebird! Scope Required
Greater Roadrunner
American Pipits 5
Horned Larks 10

Ballfields:
Horned Lark 10
American Pipits 30
Vermilion Fly
Western Meadowlarks 10
Did not see the vesper in the several groups of sparrows
Several swallows - I will have to look at the pics before I can tell for sure, but I think they are tree swallows.

Main Pond:
Hooded Merganser 2F
American White Pelicans 10 including one with wing bands (yellow text "48K" on black) I reported it, but I don't think the report went through.

I will post a few pics later today, after 3pm, at: egk.smungmug.com/photography

Eric Kallen
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Date: 11/14/18 11:02 am
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Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] miscellanea
On Tuesday the 13th, a new PALM WARBLER was in the southern half of the
Fiesta Island dog-run. It has certainly been a very good fall for Palm
Warblers in s. CA, and northward all the way to Alaska. Also at Fiesta
Is. was a continuing adult male MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD found earlier by
others. There have been a bunch of coastal Mountain Bluebirds in s. CA
during the past week or so.  A (continuing?) 1+-year-old REDDISH EGRET
was at the San Diego River mouth, visible from Robb Field. On Weds the
14th, 4 CACKLING GEESE were at the Fairbanks Ranch horse pastures (also
60+ Canadas), and yet another coastal WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH for the
fall season in the county was in Del Mar.

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Date: 11/12/18 8:28 pm
From: Robert Patton <rpatton...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] results of 12 Nov 2018 san elijo monthly bird count
Thanks to 10 participants for conducting the 12 November 2018 San Elijo Lagoon monthly bird count: Steve Brad (beach/offshore, West Basin, nature center site); Elizabeth Venrick, Dave Carey (Pole Rd); Jayne Lesley, Gail DeLalla, Rigdon Currie(CBS= Rios to freeway); Kathy Aldern, Patti Koger, (EBS = La Orilla to Sta Inez); Steve Perry (EBE = Stonebridge Mesa); Robert Patton (EBNW = dike; EBNE = Escondido Cr; Cardiff Cove, I-5 fill).

 

Most areas were relatively quiet with the dry weather & warm winds.  Species of interest included continuing *reddish egret* , initially between the RR tracks & highway 101, then later to the east of the RR tracks; the continuing *western kingbird* , seen SE of Mira Costa, north of where previously reported; a *rough-winged swallow* , two *mountain bluebirds* , and a *grasshopper sparrow* on the eastern mesa (as reported by Steve earlier today; accessed by heading north from Sta Helena).

102 species were recorded: common loon, pied-billed grebe, eared grebe, western grebe, Clark’s grebe, brown pelican, double-crested cormorant, Brandt’s cormorant, great blue heron, great egret, snowy egret, white-faced ibis, green-winged teal, mallard, northern pintail, northern shoveler, gadwall, American wigeon, bufflehead, ruddy duck, turkey vulture, osprey, white-tailed kite, northern harrier, Cooper’s hawk, red-shouldered hawk, red-tailed hawk, American kestrel, peregrine falcon, California quail, Ridgway’s rail, sora, American coot, black-bellied plover, snowy plover, semipalmated plover, killdeer, greater yellowlegs, willet, spotted sandpiper, whimbrel, long-billed curlew, marbled godwit, black turnstone, sanderling, western sandpiper, least sandpiper, dowitcher sp., Heermann’s gull, ring-billed gull, California gull, herring gull, western gull, royal tern, rock pigeon, Eurasian collared-dove, mourning dove, Anna’s hummingbird, Allen’s hummingbird, Allen’s/rufous hummingbird sp., belted kingfisher, Nuttall’s woodpecker, northern flicker, black phoebe, Say’s phoebe, Cassin’s kingbird, western kingbird, tree swallow, northern rough-winged swallow, California scrub jay, American crow, common raven, bushtit, Bewick’s wren, house wren, marsh wren, ruby-crowned kinglet, blue-gray gnatcatcher, California gnatcatcher, western bluebird, mountain bluebird, hermit thrush, wrentit, northern mockingbird, California thrasher, American pipit, European starling, Hutton’s vireo, orange-crowned warbler, yellow-rumped warbler, common yellowthroat, spotted towhee, California towhee, Belding’s savannah sparrow, migrant savannah sparrow, grasshopper sparrow, song sparrow, golden-crowned sparrow, white-crowned sparrow, red-winged blackbird, western meadowlark, house finch, lesser goldfinch, house sparrow, scaly-breasted munia.
Thanks,
R. Patton
San Diego, CA

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Date: 11/12/18 6:45 pm
From: Steve Perry <s-perry...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mountain bluebirds and grasshopper sparrow at San Elijo Lagoon, 11/12
Hi allDuring the SEL bird survey, I observed 2 mountain bluebirds and a grasshopper sparrow on the Stonebridge Mesa. The bluebirds were on the ground or perched in low bushes about 1/2 way along the white boundary fence along the eastern edge, and the sparrow was at the beginning of the trail that leads west along the south side of Escondido creek. I have photos of the bluebirds but my sparrow shots are terrible SteveSolana Beach

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Date: 11/12/18 12:31 pm
From: Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Longspurs
I tramped around Fiesta Island again this morning. While sorting through a mixed flock of Horned larks and pipits, the group was flushed by a dog. Most of the flock flew to the Least tern nesting area, but one bird circled, calling. I believe that bird was a Lapland Longspur based on the call and white outer tail feathers. While it was still in the air (I was was trying for flight pics), a very wet, muddy Irish Setter jumped up and gave me numerous sloppy kisses. So I missed where the bird went. My binocular cups were entirely filled with mud, but I cleaned them as much as I could and searched for the Longspur. I found the HOLA flock, minus pipes and Longspur. I went back two times to the original area and searched without success. Bottom line, I believe there is a LALO out there somewhere. The original spot the mixed flock was in is outside the fenced corner for the least terns, maybe 60 yards east of the South Gate to that area.

I also went to several other grassy fields in the area. The large fenced baseball field at Robb Field (it has 4 backstops) had at least 60 pipits and 30 HOLA. This field should get searched again soon.

The Bill Cleator Community Park has a handful of pipits, but no HOLA.

Nancy Christensen
Ramona


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Date: 11/12/18 10:46 am
From: <lehman.paul...> <lehman.paul...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] late/wintering vireos and orioles
On Sunday the 11th, a returning, wintering CASSIN'S VIREO was in
residential Point Loma near the intersection of Dupont X Gage. Elsewhere
in the neighborhood was a "Slate-colored" Junco, 2 Nashvilles, and a
Wilson's. On Monday the 12th, in residential Coronado, there was a late
WARBLING VIREO, and a female ORCHARD ORIOLE (with an adult male
Bullock's) which is very likely a returning, wintering bird, as well as
a Western Tanager and B-t Gray Warbler. Overall bird numbers and
diversity were NOT impressive, however.  Day after day of clear, dry,
warm weather does NOT help....

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Date: 11/12/18 8:26 am
From: Eric Kallen <eric...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tesoro Grove 11-12-18
The American Redstart and Summer Tanager continue at Tesoro Grove at 8:20am. East side of driveway.

Sunny Slope park had a calling Western Tanager, a GC Sparrow and a number of obnoxious crows trying to get rid of an adult Cooper’s Hawk.

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Date: 11/12/18 6:31 am
From: Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Red-necked Grebe at Shelter Island
I see a photo of a Red-necked Grebe posted on Facebook. Photo taken on Nov 11, 2018 at Shelter Island. I have not seen this show up on Ebird yet, so just spreading the word. May be the same bird that wintered near the pier last year.

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Date: 11/11/18 7:26 pm
From: Robert Patton <rpatton...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] tierrasanta tanagers 11-11-18
This afternoon just before 4, a very vocal western tanager was in eucalyptus on the north side of Tierrasanta Blvd just west of Colina Dorada.  
I was not able to lay eyes on it to confirm, but just after 4 what sounded like a summer tanager was calling in ficus adjacent to the SDGE substation on the south side of Tierrasanta Blvd a bit east of Tambor.
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Date: 11/11/18 6:22 pm
From: Lesley Handa via Groups.Io <lesley.handa=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Eurasian Wigeon and Herring Gull at the Sweetwater River on 11/9
Hi Folks, 

Apologies for the late report. Friday, November 9th at around 1:30pm, I spotted a male Eurasian Wigeon at the Sweetwater River. It was seen foraging at low tide with American Wigeon in between the 4th Street and Broadway overpass. I also saw a Herring Gull in the same area.

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Date: 11/10/18 2:15 pm
From: Edward Henry <ehenry...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Hooded Merganser female at Famosa Slough
At 8 a.m. this morning I saw a distant female Hooded Merganser at Famosa Slough on the north side of West Point Loma Boulevard. It dove many times, maintaining its distance. When I returned a half hour later it was not to be seen.

Link to blurry but diagnostic photo below.

Ed Henry

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Date: 11/10/18 11:11 am
From: <lehman.paul...> <lehman.paul...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] miscellanea & some high counts
On Nov 10th, a late Warbling Vireo was along Woodworth Way in Liberty
Station (where also an adult male Bullock's Oriole and B-t Gray W.), and
single different "Slate-colored" Juncos were at SD City College and in
eastern residential Point Loma. On the 9th, the Vesper Sparrow continued
at the Sunset ballfields in the TRV (with Savannahs), as did the adult
male Summer Tanager (probably returning from last winter, when a
first-year male present) and a Western Tanager at Nestor Park. Returning
wintering Yellow Warbler and 3 Black-thr Gray Warblers in Mission Valley
on the 8th.  Some miscellaneous high counts over the past few days
included 30 Common Loons over residential Point Loma in the early AM on
the 7th and a total of 25 "Belding's" Savannah Sparrows at the very high
tide at Crown Point also on the 7th; as well as a continuing 170 Red
Knots at the saltworks on south San Diego Bay on the 9th, along with 14
Ruddy Turnstones (which is actually a fairly high count in recent years
for this overall declining species).

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Date: 11/10/18 10:02 am
From: dan jehl <jehlyfish...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Pt. La Jolla sea watch 3 White-winged Scoters
This morning I arrived at La Jolla Cove about 6:40 to find Gary Nunn and Bruce Rideout already staked out and watching. The first flock of scoters to come by had an immature male White-winged Scoter mixed in, my target species for today. We had about 200 Surf Scoters for the morning, a handful each of Common and Pacific Loons, a Snow or Ross’s Goose land well offshore, a few phalaropes (likely Red-necked), and a Parasitic Jaeger as well. After Bruce left two more White-winger Scoters came. Much closer, and Gary got photos of the adult males. Great viewing conditions this morning.

Dan Jehl
San Diego

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Date: 11/10/18 9:39 am
From: Matt Sadowski <mattsadowski321...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Imperial Beach bike path birding (no rarities)
Pond 20 in the saltworks is being lowered today (10 Nov.). Right now it's
still Willet etc. land but the next few days should turn it into peep land.
This is the E-most pond along the bike path and is an eBird hotspot. High
tide brings in the most birds but as the pond is being lowered birds often
stay in it feeding even when the tide is low out on the bay. Access is at
the end of 13th or the end of Main near Swiss Park.

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Date: 11/9/18 6:41 pm
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Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cackling Geese, Ocean Beach, 9 Nov 2018
Two Cackling Geese (very prominent white collar, probably "Aleutian") were, at least briefly, at the Robb Field / flood control channel spot, about 2:00 today.

Good Birding,

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University City

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Date: 11/9/18 11:32 am
From: ross christie via Groups.Io <caracara99=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tanager, Kate Sessions Park
There is a reasonable candidate for a Scarlet Tanager in Kate Sessions Park today (Friday  11/09) but I could be wrong & maybe it is a Summer Tanager.
Definitely a tanager, in winter plumage.  Yellow throat, belly, under tail.  Olive-greenish above.  Roundish head.  Bill that I judged to be not large enough for a Summer.  No wing bars.  Slightly darker wings than back.  I thought the bird was smaller than a Summer Tanager would be.
I observed it for about twenty minutes from the bench about 30 feet west of the tree but I never got a super great look at it as it was moving around rapidly within the tree branches and never perched in good sunlight.  Sorry, I didn't have a camera.
In a Carrotwood Tree which is along the sidewalk just beyond the circle with the flagpole (which is just past the bathrooms).  There is a memorial plaque at the base of the tree... In Memory of Winifred Blanchard. (I may have her last name wrong - I should have written it down).
I was there from 10:00 to 10:20


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Date: 11/9/18 11:30 am
From: Christopher Adler <christopheradlerdotcom...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cox Conserves Hero in San Diego
Hi all,

I just learned about this news from my little local newspaper, the Mission
Times Courier.
Phil Pryde has been named the first ever National Cox Conserves Hero, which
comes
with a $50,000 donation is his name to the San Diego River Park Foundation!

https://www.coxenterprises.com/news/your-national-cox-conserves-hero-is-%E2%80%A6-phil-pryde

Congratulations, Phil!!

Christopher Adler
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Date: 11/8/18 5:58 pm
From: Roger Uzun <rogeruzun...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Buddy Todd Scarlet Strikeout
Headed to Buddy Todd Park in Oceanside hoping to see the Scarlet Tanager.
I never did see it but the adult male Summer Tanager was out and so was the
Townsend's Solitaire. Nothing else unusual there.

The coordinates near the preferred tree where the Townsend's Solitaire kept
returning are -
33.208981, -117.347909

It would perch low and give clear views and was not shy. I took a photo of
it in the tree so you could find it. The tree was on the side of the
blacktop path that was towards the homes and away from the parking lot.

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Date: 11/8/18 5:30 pm
From: Lisa Ruby <lruby1...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Crown Point McCown's Longspur and 2 Palm Warblers
Hi,

The McCown's Longspur continued today at Crown Point Park. I saw it
around 11:20 a.m., again around noon, and the last time just before
1:00p.m. It was always with a good sized group of 20 to 30 Horned Larks
and sometimes some American Pipits, in the larger grassy area south of
the little hill, and west of the sidewalk/bike path. When the birds
flushed, the Pipits flew around and then came back down on Crown Point.
The Larks and Longspur left, and then returned 20 to 30 minutes later.

Turns out there are two Palm Warblers at the park. Adam and I saw and
photographed both of them at the same time. At that time they were on
the ground by a group of trees that have a few large rocks at their
base, along the north edge of the same grassy area where the Longspur
was. They moved around quite a bit near that grassy area, sometimes seen
in trees and sometimes on the ground near trees.

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Date: 11/8/18 5:15 pm
From: Susan Smith via Groups.Io <seiurus=<aol.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Another Encinitas Palm Warbler, Nov 8, 2018
This morning at about 9 am, while conducting a bird survey, a Palm Warbler was seen on private property at the Coastal Roots Farm property along the Pe'ah Trail in the Food Forest area, first spotted by Eve Martin. This differed from the Palm Warbler seen not far way, at the adjacent San Diego Botanic Garden, on October 5, 2018, which was more brightly colored, and had a more rufous crown and slightly more yellow on the underparts. It is hoped that in the future, the Pe'ah Trail will become open to the public and available for birders, but for now, as the Food Forest matures, there is no public access.


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Date: 11/8/18 12:42 pm
From: Kenneth Weaver <gnatcatcher...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Reddish Egret at Oceanside
I observed an adult Reddish Egret at the mouth of the San Luis Rey River this morning at about 0910.  The bird was still present when I left at 1040.
I also saw a Peregrine Falcon harassing a Turkey Vulture in the same area.

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Date: 11/7/18 5:26 pm
From: Bill Mittendorff <wmittend...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Pinyon Jays
Mike Goldhamer, John Spain and I went up to Lake of the Woods and saw the Hermit thrushes and Lincoln’s sparrows when we heard a commotion over to the east. It got louder and soon pinyon jays were coming across to us from the direction of Big Laguna. We were delighted by a five-minute visit of what seemed like two hundred pinyon jays before the flew off to the southeast. What a treat.
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Date: 11/7/18 4:57 pm
From: Jim Roberts GMAIL <jroberts32281947...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Villa La Jolla, Crown Point
Due to the near absence of RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH reports on the coastal
slope on ebird, I will add one bird near Villa La Jolla Park.

Oct 22 and this morning (11/7/18) a saw one individual just east of Villa La
Jolla Park along Villa Marin.

This is the same location one wintered the winter before last.



The MCCOWN'S LONGSPUR and PALM WARBLER continued at Crown Point at 1PM this
afternoon.



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Date: 11/7/18 2:47 pm
From: Robert Patton <rpatton...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] next san elijo monthly bird count mon 12 nov
The next San Elijo monthly bird count will be Monday 12 November.  Counts are conducted by volunteers on the second Monday of each month, rain or shine.  Please spread the word or join us if you can (no RSVP required).  Meet at 7:30 am at the north end of Rios Ave in Solana Beach (north from Lomas Santa Fe Dr, west of I-5) to divide into groups to cover different subareas.  A compilation generally follows around noon at the nature center on Manchester Ave (bring your own lunch).
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Date: 11/7/18 2:32 pm
From: Susan Smith via Groups.Io <seiurus=<aol.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Townsend's Solitaire at Buddy Todd Park, Nov 7
Today, on the subject date, the Wednesday birders, including our Florida member, Ann Hannon, went to Buddy Todd Park in Oceanside. Two Western Tanagers were seen well in the large ficuses previously reported as a hangout for the Scarlet Tanager, and although some of us got brief glimpses of what could have been the SCTA reported previously, many of us missed it for sure. But at about 0810 there was a TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE feeding in one of the large ficus/fig trees north of the grassy knoll east (and adjacent to) the parking lot, and west of volley ball court. While trying to refind it, it was re-sighted in the open perched on a bare eucalyptus snag on north side of nearby metal fenceline. Elongated gray bird with long tail, small bill, pale eye ring, buffy wing patch, erect posture. I dont think this bird has been reported before here. A Merlin was also perched nearby with a fresh kill in its talons.


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Date: 11/7/18 2:25 pm
From: Brennan Mulrooney <Frozentoze...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Late Western Kingbird at San Elijo Lagoon
Today while surveying waterbirds at San Elijo Lagoon, Jimmy McMorran and I found a Western Kingbird in the East Basin. The bird was foraging near a Cassin's Kingbird below the bluff accessed from the end of Santa Carina. This is a few days later than the latest fall record in the Bird Atlas. It will be interesting to see if the bird is a going to stick for the winter or move on like the Vermilion Flycatcher we found there in late September. Distant, fuzzy, phonescoped docu-shots are on my eBird list: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49742373

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Date: 11/7/18 2:19 pm
From: Eric Kallen <eric...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tesoro Grove 11-7-18
I birded Tesoro Grove early this afternoon with Richard N.  The same birds continue...

American Redstart - young male
BTGray Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Cassin's Vireo
Summer Tanager -adult male
Western Tanager 2
Hermit Thrush 
RC Kinglet

Earlier, I visited West Shepard Canyon.  Nothing to report

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Date: 11/7/18 8:46 am
From: <lehman.paul...> <lehman.paul...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] McCown's continues

On Wednesday morning the 7th, the female- type McCown's Longspur continues in the Crown Point area of Mission Bay. Same m. o. as yesterday, and see yesterday's posts for directions. Seen by multiple observers today. Also a Palm Warbler present in the same area. A check of residential Point Loma earlier in the morning was boring, with Nashville Warbler being the best bird.

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Date: 11/6/18 2:00 pm
From: <lehman.paul...> <lehman.paul...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] minor miscellanea
On Tuesday the 6th, as mentioned by others, the American Redstart
continues at Nestor Park; and I'd add that the bird is an immature male,
in case some earlier reports have it as a female. Also there today was
the continuing Cassin's Vireo (since at least early Oct), which is a
returning wintering bird present now for at least its third year.  Over
at the Sunset ball fields was a Vesper Sparrow. Presumed returning
wintering Yellow Warblers were at the Sunset ball fields (1), near
Hollister X Sunset (2), and in Nestor west of Nestor Park (1). A
presumed continuing Plumbeous Vireo was in south San Diego.

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Date: 11/6/18 12:46 pm
From: John Bruin <johnrbruin...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] McCown’s still here at 12:45
Same general location though between the bike path and the water at Crown point

John Bruin
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Date: 11/6/18 12:32 pm
From: Anthony Fife via Groups.Io <imtooflytofly=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tessoro Grove
11/06/18 - @1130 hours

AMERICAN REDSTART continues on southwest side of complex. Both heard and seen. UTL (Unable to locate) on summer tanager.

Anthony “Too Fly” Fife
La Mesa, Ca

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Date: 11/6/18 10:47 am
From: Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] McCown’s Longspur
McCowns Longspur at Crown Pt Park Tuesday Morning. On the lawn between two parking lots, south of basketball courts. Flock of Horned Lark on lawn as well (which keep flushing- seem to go to Fiesta Island and back).

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Date: 11/5/18 3:33 pm
From: dan jehl <jehlyfish...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Sod Farm and Dairy Mart Road Palm Warbler
Today at 3:20 I had a Palm Warbler in the bushes east of the Stick Pond, occasionally flying across Dairy Mart Road to glean the bushes next to the Old Sod Farms. An olive colored Warbler with a reddish crown, yellow undertail coverts, I first noticed it by the pumping action of its tail before I could see anything else.
As a note, the irrigation of the Old Sod Farms has started. They were running sprinklers on a couple of acres.

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San Diego

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Date: 11/5/18 3:03 pm
From: Paul Chad via Groups.Io <paulchad4=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Black Oystercatcher, Ocean Beach, 5 Nov 2018
An hour stroll about lunchtime today along the rocks south of the Ocean Beach pier did not produce a hoped-for Wandering Tattler, but a close and rather unwary Black Oystercatcher was seen going in and coming out of the stroll, about 100 yards south of the pier.

Good Birding,

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University City

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Date: 11/5/18 7:23 am
From: Roger Uzun <rogeruzun...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Bullock's or Baltimore?
There was some question as to whether the Bullock's Oriole I reported was
actually a young Baltimore Oriole. I'm not sure, I uploaded the still to
iNaturalist and its first choice was Bullock's so given it's san diego I
went with that. The Second choice on iNaturalist was Baltimore.

Here is a short video clip of the bird in question, if anyone has a good
idea on what it is please let me know.

https://vimeo.com/299015146


ebird list w/ photo - https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49687509

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Poway CA
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Date: 11/5/18 5:18 am
From: Aaron Polichar via Groups.Io <beldingsparrow=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Great day in the mountains, Nutcracker, Pinyon, Solitaire, Cassins
Mark, thanks for your directions today (Sunday Nov. 4). Not your fault, but I still managed to get myself a little confused and took a few wrong turns, but still saw some nice birds. I got a late start but ended up hiking over 10 miles and got back after dark. Found the Pinyon Jays arriving at the horse corral and water trough just as I approached, along with one Townsend's Solitaire and several other birds. Near the Water of the Woods / Los Rasalias Lake I briefly saw one Clark's Nutcracker. Continuing toward Big Laguna Lake, I saw a falcon that seemed a bit larger than a Kestrel, but I wasn't sure of the ID. I hiked north along the trail west of Big Laguna Lake up to the point where it connects up with some other trails and loops back south on the east side of the lake. On a fence about 1.5 mile north along the trail west of the lake, I saw one apparent female Mountain Bluebird. I then saw at least 3 more farther north along the trail. A few Golden-crowned Sparrows were in that area as well, including at least one that looked to be in breeding plumage. Unfortunately, no Purple or Cassin's Finches, only a couple of House Finches. 37 total species. Tired feet, but a good day.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49688240
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49688297
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Date: 11/4/18 9:44 pm
From: thomasf_h <thomas.fordhut...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Laguna Mountains, Etc.
I spent Saturday morning hiking around Laguna meadow with my wife. Much to
wife's dismay I actually had great success photographing many of the
continuing rarities up there including the CLARK'S NUTCRACKERS, PINYON
JAYS, MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRDS, PRAIRIE FALCON, and even a wayward Ferruginous
Hawk. Photos on ebird here:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49647306

Just before sunset on Saturday, after dropping the wife off at the outlets,
I managed to find Tito's continuing female SCARLET TANAGER at Buddy Todd
Park in the ficus by the parking lot. It's a noisy, busy place there on
the weekends so it could certainly still be around despite at least one
negative ebird checklist today.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49656682

Today I checked out Colina Del Sol park this morning for any sapsuckers,
but I couldn't find any noticeable sapsucker tree marks. Otherwise it was
very birdy, but I didn't find any rarities. I then missed seeing any
pipits at the fiesta island dog run, which were evidently there a few hours
later. I guess I focused too much time looking at/ petting dogs :).

Not that it's really chase-able, but I was surprised to see a LEWIS'S
WOODPECKER in the heart of San Diego a couple of week's ago after arriving
home. Unmistakable large all black woodpecker with grey on the upper
breast. Looking on ebird I see at least one other coastal record from old
town, but it's unusual to see one in such an urban, coastal landscape.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49346232

On a completely different note Flickr's policy changes will inevitably lead
to it's overall demise among bird photographers and others in similar
communities. I suppose Instagram is the new alternative? I guess most
people will abandon it, and I certainly won't bother to catch up on my
uploads to the platform, but until January rolls around feel free to enjoy
some of my photos online here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/77523243@N00/

A bit of a long post, but hopefully it wasn't too rambling.
Tom F-H
San Diego, CA

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Date: 11/4/18 8:09 pm
From: Robert Patton <rpatton...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] summer tanager tierrasanta 11-4-18
sorry for the late posting - this afternoon just before 4, there was a bright red summer tanager in liquid amber tree at the intersection of por techo ct and montego dr in tierrasanta (north of clairemont mesa blvd, east of santo rd).
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Date: 11/4/18 7:02 pm
From: Roger Uzun <rogeruzun...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Nestor and Tesoro Grove area
Headed to Nestor Park/Tesoro Grove to try and see the American Redstart and
Summer Tanager there. I got there before 8AM but it was pretty dead until
after 9 AM. I saw the Summer Tanager, a Bullock's Oriole, Wilson's
Warbler, and American Redstart on the west side of Tesoro Grove Way near
the entrance to the apartments. Best views were when I was just south of
the trees there and looking to the North, the birds would periodically hop
into view.

Some photos here -
https://www.flickr.com/photos/46506981@N03/albums/72157699969140722

Full ebird list here - https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49687509

I've never seen a Scarlet Tanager so if anyone re-finds it please let me
know!

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Date: 11/4/18 6:15 pm
From: Steve Perry <s-perry...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] RFI: Borrego Springs winter birding sites
Hi all,
I'm going to be in Bor Spr for 3 days over Xmas. I have very little experience birding there and would appreciate tips and directions for the best spots (I have heard about a water treatment plant, thrasher spots etc, but need directions).
Please reply off list.
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Date: 11/4/18 6:11 pm
From: Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] rarity dips
I visited SDSU this morning (with several others), and failed to find the
Eastern Phoebe.

I then visited Buddy Todd park, hoping for a chance to get photos of the
Scarlet Tanager, and failed there as well. The tree which had been buzzing
with activity yesterday was devoid of bird life. Small numbers of birds were
seen here and there, but the park could only be described as very quiet.



Nancy Christensen

Ramona




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Date: 11/4/18 5:50 pm
From: Larry Edwards <larry...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] FRNC - Swamp Sparrow, Nov 04, 2018
I stopped by FRNC around 3:15 p.m., and Mark Stratton was there. He thought he'd caught a glimpse of the swamp sparrow but wasn't sure; no photo. We watched the area for a half-hour, but only saw a lot of yellow rumps, white crowns, and a hermit thrush in that area. It got quiet, so Mark left. I stuck around until after 4:00 but never saw the swamp sparrow.

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Date: 11/4/18 3:51 pm
From: James Pawlicki <jmpawli10...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Red-throated Pipit at Fiesta Island, 11/4
Matt Sadowski and I had one, possibly two Red-throated Pipits amongst
American Pipits in the SE section of the dog run on Fiesta Island this
afternoon (Sunday) 11/4. The bird was rather flighty, but also calling
frequently.


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La Mesa, CA

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Date: 11/4/18 1:06 pm
From: Gary Nunn <garybnunn...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] FRNC - Swamp Sparrow, Nov 04, 2018
I found a SWAMP SPARROW this morning November 04, 2018 at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Point Loma.

It is in the far southwest corner of the cemetery hanging around the fence line at that corner. Quite tame and got some nice photographs which I will post later.

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Date: 11/4/18 12:41 pm
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Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Reddish Egret in Cardiff
When leaving Ki's restaurant in Cardiff by the rear staircase about 10 am this morning I saw a Reddish Egret lurching drunkenly after fish in the marsh between highway 101 and the railroad track. This species has been previously sighted in the nearby San Elijo Lagoon.
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Date: 11/4/18 12:28 pm
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Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Reddish Egret in Cardiff
While exiting Ki's Restaurant in Cardiff by the rear staircase about 10 am this morning I spotted a Reddish Egret lurching drunkenly around the marsh between highway 101 and the railroad tracks.  This species has been spotted recently in the adjacent San Elijo Lagoon.
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Date: 11/3/18 6:54 pm
From: Trent R. Stanley <trent.stanley...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tesoro Grove 11-3-18
Here are a few of my pics of the SUTA and AMRE today at Tesoro Grove.
https://www.sdbirder.com/Birds/American-Redstart-Summer-Tanager-1132018

On Sat, Nov 3, 2018 at 1:36 PM Eric Kallen <eric...> wrote:

> Trent Stanley & I birded several spots this morning. Tesoro Grove was
> very good.
>
> Pics of the Redstart posted at:
> egk.smugmug.com/photography
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> Nestor Park & Tesoro Grove Wy., San Diego, California, US
> Nov 3, 2018 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.25 mile(s)
> 12 species
>
> Anna's Hummingbird 3
> Allen's Hummingbird 2
> Cassin's Vireo 1
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
> Orange-crowned Warbler 2
> American Redstart 1 Very Colorful, could be a young male.
> Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 3
> Black-throated Gray Warbler 2
> Townsend's Warbler 3
> Wilson's Warbler 1
> Summer Tanager 1 Adult Male
> Western Tanager 3 Three seen foraging together in the willows at
> Tesoro Grove.
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49649488
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (
> https://ebird.org/home)
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> Eric Kallen
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Date: 11/3/18 6:42 pm
From: Larry Edwards <larry...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tesoro Grove 11-3-18 - American Redstart
PS: "the bird" referring to the American Redstart reported by Eric. I thought he had the name of the bird in the subject line.
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Date: 11/3/18 6:37 pm
From: Larry Edwards <larry...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tesoro Grove 11-3-18
Got good looks at the bird on three occasions, between 3 and 3:30 p.m., but no good photos. In the willows on the east side of grove, and sometimes it flitted into a ficus inside the pump station fence. Two birders showed up as I was about to leave; I showed them where I had seen the Redstart, but at that point I had not seen it for 10-15 minutes, so I left. About an hour later, I ran into those two birders again at Dairy Mart Pond, and they said they did see the Redstart in the willows at the north end, and also the Summer Tanager.
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Date: 11/3/18 5:48 pm
From: Casey Richart <pileated...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Eastern Phoebe at SDSU
Greetings,

The Eastern Phoebe was seen again from 12:55-13:30 and 15:00-16:00, better images were taken by Sam Fellows and Dan Jehl.

The bird has been seen around the grassy hill bordered by Hilltop Way, Scripps Terrace, Campanile Mall, and Don Powell Theatre.
Dropped Pin near College West, San Diego, CA 92182 https://goo.gl/maps/HBfozESGY9D2
Usually parking (especially on the weekend) can be found along Montezuma, then walk north on Campanile Drive to Campanile Mall. There are some parking structures around where you can pay, but I am not sure where or which.

My cell phone through binoculars images: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49644729
Sam's images: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49651059
Dan's checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49653520

Also, pardon me being vague, when I said I hadn't seen the Rose-ringed Parakeets in days I meant since January. Other pleasant surprises included a high count for juncos (6) and an American Robin.

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Date: 11/3/18 2:59 pm
From: Tito Gonzalez <txsandpiper...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Apparent Scarlet Tanager: Buddy Todd Park 3Nov18
UPDATE- Photos of the apparent SCARLET TANAGER are in the following ebird report. Buddy Todd Park is in Oceanside.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49651795

The specific fruiting ficus-type tree that I observed the bird is at the following coordinates.
33.207426, -117.348237

Tito Gonzalez
Carlsbad, CA

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Date: 11/3/18 2:53 pm
From: Gary Nunn <garybnunn...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Downtown San Diego – Purple Gallinule *deceased* partial specimen, Nov 02, 2018
I heard from visiting seabird biologist Michael Force last night that
earlier in the day, while walking near the Crosby Street pier just south of
downtown San Diego, he had come across a partial carcass of a dead bird
laying on the roadside along Harbor Drive that he thought might be a PURPLE
GALLINULE. I went down there this morning and after some searching around
found the leg and wing, with a few tidbits of body and feathers hanging on,
of what I think does appear to be this species.

I put a series of photos on my blog since dead birds cannot be entered into
eBird. See the link here http://www.sandiegobirding.com/?p=5896

I will add that just two months ago a live Purple Gallinule was captured in
downtown Ensenada, Mexico, about 60 miles south of here. Links to eBird
checklists showing that bird also in the blog post.

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Date: 11/3/18 1:36 pm
From: Eric Kallen <eric...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tesoro Grove 11-3-18
Trent Stanley & I birded several spots this morning.  Tesoro Grove was very good.

Pics of the Redstart posted at:
egk.smugmug.com/photography

Nestor Park & Tesoro Grove Wy., San Diego, California, US
Nov 3, 2018 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.25 mile(s)
12 species

Anna's Hummingbird  3
Allen's Hummingbird  2
Cassin's Vireo  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Orange-crowned Warbler  2
American Redstart  1     Very Colorful, could be a young male.
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)  3
Black-throated Gray Warbler  2
Townsend's Warbler  3
Wilson's Warbler  1
Summer Tanager  1     Adult Male
Western Tanager  3     Three seen foraging together in the willows at Tesoro Grove.

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49649488

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 ( https://ebird.org/home )

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Date: 11/3/18 1:08 pm
From: Casey Richart <pileated...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Eastern Phoebe at SDSU
Greetings,

We had an Eastern Phoebe at SDSU about an hour ago. It was in the grassy area just above Scripps Pond (turtle pond) in the heart of campus. I am walking back out now. My cell is 360-508-5250 and I'll be on campus all day. We also had a Rose-ringed Parakeet in the same area which is the first time I have seen them on campus in days.

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SDSU

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Date: 11/3/18 11:33 am
From: Anthony Fife via Groups.Io <imtooflytofly=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Santee Lakes
Went to Santee Lakes not realizing the Common had passed away...but was able to see the CATTLE EGRET continuing on north shore of lake 1 and the CACKLING GOOSE continued at the boat ramp lake 5.

Cackling Goose ebird
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49645439

Cattle Egret ebird
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49645439

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Date: 11/3/18 11:01 am
From: Tito Gonzalez <txsandpiper...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Apparent Scarlet Tanager: Buddy Todd Park 3Nov18
Saw and photographed an apparent Scarlet Tanager Inside fruiting ficus-like tree in back of park behind playground at 10:15; next to small red swing set. Not seeing now but plenty of food. The cedar waxings are throughout tree. Need to study photos more but wanted to get word out for those interested in chasing.Tito GonzalezCarlsbad, CA
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Date: 11/3/18 10:41 am
From: Eric Kallen <eric...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tesoro Grove
Summer Tanager adult male
BTGray warbler
Townsend’s warbler 2

10:30 am

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Date: 11/2/18 3:22 pm
From: Larry Edwards <larry...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Imm. Sapsucker Colina del Sol Park
I swung by the park late morning, but did not see the sapsucker; just a lot of yellow rumps flitting about, along with a few other warblers and lark sparrows. And a homeless guy who advised that "There ain't no sapsuckers here! You have to go to Balboa Park."
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Date: 11/2/18 1:36 pm
From: Edward Henry <ehenry...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] birding guide (local) in San Cristobal or Palenque, Chiapis
Hi All,

Does anyone know of a local birding guide in San Cristobal, or Palenque, Chiapis?

Thanks,

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Date: 11/2/18 11:09 am
From: David Povey <dpovey...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Nov. 1, 2018 mini pelagic
Four of us did a boat tour out of Mission Bay, and out to the west then down
across the Nine Mile Bank.

Still masses of birds, dolphin and small tuna on anchovies on the Nine Mile
Bank. Incredible show. I'm not sure how long the

mass destruction of this much bait fish can go on. Seems to me it's been
going on and off since spring. The numbers of birds

keeps increasing, though nothing out of the usual.

We did flush two murrelets among the many Cassin's Auklets on the inner edge
of the San Diego Trough. Not see well

enough to I D. Likely left over Craveri's, but could not eliminate
Guadalupe, or Scripps's.

Did have a Common Murre about six miles west of Mission Bay.



List of birds at sea unless noted;

Surf Scoter 60

Common Loon 9

loon sp. 3

Pink-footed Shearwater 7

Black-vented Shearwater 2000+

Brown Booby 4

Brandt's Cormorant 3

Pelagic Cormorant 1 ( Mission Bay )

Brown Pelican 35

Whimbrel 1 ( Mission Bay Jetties )

Spotted Sandpiper 2 ( Mission Bay Jetties )

Black Turnstone 4 (Mission Bay Jetty )

Surfbird 1 (Mission Bay Jetties )

Red Phalarope 5

Common Murre 1

murrelet sp. 2 ( Guadalupe/Scripps's/Craveri's )

Cassin's Auklet 107

lg. alcid sp. 1 ( very dark )

Bonaparte's Gull 10

Heermann's Gull 12

Western Gull 550

California Gull 65

Black Skimmer ( Mission Bay )

passerine sp. 2 ( one may have been junco )



Marine mammals ;

Common Dolphin

Pacific White-sided Dolphin

Risso's Dolphin

Bottle-nosed Dolphin

Harbor Seal

California Sea Lion



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Date: 11/2/18 9:51 am
From: dan jehl <jehlyfish...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Santee Lakes rarities Common Loon DOA
This morning the cackling goose has moved to Lake 5. It is by the boat rental dock, frequently being harassed by a resident pair of Canada geese. The cattle egret continues on the north shore of Lake 1. The common loon was found dead this morning in the reeds of lake 4.

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Date: 11/2/18 9:30 am
From: Nathan French <nathanfrenchphotography...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Scissor-tailed flycatcher in Coronado
Hoping to get better photos, I looked for about 20 mins this AM but had no luck relocating the bird.

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> Never seen one before so can’t be 100% sure, but pretty sure there was a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher on the wires above the roundabout at Pomona and Adella until it got chased off by some bluebirds and a Kingbird. Shot photos and video but only have my phone with me unfortunately.
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Date: 11/1/18 5:33 pm
From: Eitan Altman <eitanaltman...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cackling Goose at Santee Lakes
At 5:30 this evening (Thu, Nov 1) the Cackling Goose and Common Loon continued by the spots described by Jeremiah from this morning.

The Cackling Goose (which was about double the size of the nearby coots) was feeding in the grass in the NE corner of Lake 3, and the Common Loon was swimming very close to the shore and dock in the NE corner of Lake 4.

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> Thursday morning around 0815 there was a Cackling Goose on the bank and in the water in the northeast corner of Santee Lake #3. Very small goose, with short neck, stubby bill, and rounded head. Upper breast was dark brown and there was no white at the base of the neck. Also saw continuing Common Loon at northeast corner of Lake #4 and continuing Cattle Egret at north shore of Lake #1. Did not see previously-reported White-faced Ibis.
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Date: 11/1/18 5:07 pm
From: Nathan French <nathanfrenchphotography...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Scissor-tailed flycatcher in Coronado
Not sure if the photos went through and I got the street wrong (7th and Pomona, not Adella) so here is a pinned checklist with some crappy iPhone photos: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49608971



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> Never seen one before so can’t be 100% sure, but pretty sure there was a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher on the wires above the roundabout at Pomona and Adella until it got chased off by some bluebirds and a Kingbird. Shot photos and video but only have my phone with me unfortunately.
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Date: 11/1/18 5:05 pm
From: Larry Edwards <larry...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Ysidro Golden Eagle and Poggi Creek Thick-billed Kingbird
Sorry, I meant to include that I saw the bird at 10:30 this morning, Nov. 1, 2018.
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Date: 11/1/18 5:04 pm
From: Larry Edwards <larry...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Ysidro Golden Eagle and Poggi Creek Thick-billed Kingbird
I observed the Thick-billed Kingbirdi in the same place as Dan -- in the group of sycamore trees in the center of the greenbelt (now brown). Thick-billed, obviously, with white throat and breast, and yellowish belly, with dark gray back and tail. It flew in above me with a large object in its bill. It pounded the object on the tree branch a few times, then tossed it in the air and caught it again two or three times. Apparently, it swallowed whatever the object was. Photos posted with my eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49609086

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Date: 11/1/18 4:25 pm
From: Nathan French <nathanfrenchphotography...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Scissor-tailed flycatcher in Coronado
Never seen one before so can’t be 100% sure, but pretty sure there was a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher on the wires above the roundabout at Pomona and Adella until it got chased off by some bluebirds and a Kingbird. Shot photos and video but only have my phone with me unfortunately.


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Date: 11/1/18 2:34 pm
From: Stan Walens <stan.walens...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Clay-colored sparrow at UCSD, La Jolla
There’s been a clay-colored sparrow mixed in with a small flock of juncos on the little patch of grass along the pedestrian path just to the west of Geisel library, between the library and the parking spots along the south end of Hopkins Lane [so a few feet southeast of the turnabout next to the outdoor book-drops.

Parking on campus is a nightmare and expensive except on weekends [obey the 24/7 “A" only signs though], but if you have access, it’s a lovely little bird, and since it’s used to people walking past, pretty easy to get close to.

Stan Walens, San Diego
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Date: 11/1/18 9:43 am
From: Jeff Spaulding via Groups.Io <ornithomedic=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Imm. Sapsucker Colina del Sol Park
As I recall, any imm. plumaged sapsucker in winter should be Yellow-bellied. If that is the case I just had a sapsucker with a brown back & faint Yellow-bellied/Red-naped pattern on the brown head. It was in the Brazilian Pepper Trees north of the parking lot at the end of 52nd Place, accessed off 52nd Street, north of University Ave. It is not currently in view as I write this email.
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Date: 11/1/18 8:49 am
From: Jeremiah Stock <jstock...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cackling Goose at Santee Lakes
Thursday morning around 0815 there was a Cackling Goose on the bank and in the water in the northeast corner of Santee Lake #3.  Very small goose, with short neck, stubby bill, and rounded head.  Upper breast was dark brown and there was no white at the base of the neck.  Also saw continuing Common Loon at northeast corner of Lake #4 and continuing Cattle Egret at north shore of Lake #1.  Did not see previously-reported White-faced Ibis.

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Date: 10/31/18 5:18 pm
From: dan jehl <jehlyfish...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Ysidro Golden Eagle and Poggi Creek Thick-billed Kingbird
Leaving San Ysidro today about 2:15 I noticed a large shadow on the hill behind the border McDonalds of a bird flying by. When the bird came into view it was a young Golden Eagle with a white tail thickly edged in black and light spots on the wings. The American Crow chasing it looked tiny in comparison.

The Thick-billed Kingbird at the Poggi Creek Greenbelt reported by Richard Norgaard last week was hawking insects from the group of trees in the center of the grass, just west of the Starbucks. Great looks at it but horrible photos through the binoculars.

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San Diego

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Date: 10/30/18 1:18 pm
From: Jim Roberts GMAIL <jroberts32281947...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Santee Lakes COMMON LOON
I think it has been a while since a COMMON LOON was reported from Santee Lakes, maybe 2009 (eBird).
This morning (10/30/18) at 11 AM one was present on lake #4.
A single White-faced ibis was present on lake #5.

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Date: 10/29/18 2:39 pm
From: Anthony Fife via Groups.Io <imtooflytofly=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mt Laguna 10/29/18
2 Clark’s Nutcrackers still present Sunrise Trail. Pinyon Jays not located today.

10/29/18 0930-1150 am

Anthony “Too Fly” Fife
La Mesa, Ca

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Date: 10/29/18 10:08 am
From: Sara Baase Mayers <sarabirding...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] White-throated Sparrow, residential Pt Loma, Oct. 29
This morning we enjoyed watching a lovely tan-striped White-throated
Sparrow feeding with the White-crowned Sparrows just outside our dining
room window. A new bird for our yard list.

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Point Loma (San Diego)
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Date: 10/29/18 4:17 am
From: Aaron Polichar via Groups.Io <beldingsparrow=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Possible Cassiar and Slate-colored Juncos at FRNC
Hi all,

At Fort Rosecrans late afternoon today, Sunday Oct. 28, at the pine trees near the second entrance from the north on the west side (south of the "dip" area), I saw a flock of mostly Oregon race Dark-sided Juncos. I briefly saw amid the flock one male that had a slate gray back and flanks with a sharp delineation between the back and a black head. I didn't notice any brown coloration. The birds were moving about quickly and I lost sight of the bird in question. A while later I went back to the same spot and found the juncos feeding on the ground, and while the light was poor I saw the same bird again. I also saw another bird that had no delineation between head and back, and the back, head, and flanks all appeared to be slate gray. Unfortunately the light was too low to get a photo, and some visitors to the cemetery walked through and the birds scattered.
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Date: 10/28/18 8:08 pm
From: Mark Stratton <zostropz...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Great day in the mountains, Nutcracker, Pinyon, Solitaire, Cassins
Hi all,

Today, Paul Marivn and myself went to the Sunset Trail at mile marker 19 to
look for the birds list above. We went out the Sunset Trail I believe it
is, almost right across from the Porta Potty's at mile marker 19. We went
nearly a quarter mile and took the trail to the left. We wound down the
hill and then came to a spot where you cross over a very mini grated ramp,
then went left to stay on the left side of the meadow. A bit later, we
heard the Pinyon Jays and had a flock of about 150 birds fly directly over
our heads. Let's just say that if any of the pooped, we would have known.
We continued on and went past Los Rosarias Lake and had multiple sightings
of the Clark's Nutcrackers. After the lake, we continued on and as we
started a small uphill climb, we noticed that there were a ton of birds in
this area. I thought I had the Townsend's Solitaire, but it wouldn't allow
me better looks and then was gone, oh well. We continued on to Big Laguna
Lake without much to report other than two Merlin's chasing each other. We
came back to the hot spot with a ton of birds and it was still alive. I
ran into Scott and while I was talking to him, I saw a bird and looked
closer and there, we all got our Townsend's Solitaire. Scott went on to
the lake and we headed back to our car. We got by the lake again and there
were two Clark's Nutcrackers in the trees by the big ravine area by Los
Rosarias Lake. As we were coming back up the trail that splits off of the
Sunset Trail, I told Paul that this was the spot where we saw the Pinyon
Jay's a couple of weeks ago and suddenly thought I saw something. I walked
up there and found the large flock, feeding on the ground and in the
tree's. A nice way to finish the day. The link below is to our e-bird
list.

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Date: 10/28/18 1:14 pm
From: Eric Kallen <eric...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Chestnut-collared Longspur
Some pics of Nicole Desnoyer's  longspur at: 
egk.smugmug.com/photography

The park is extremely busy today (Sunday 10-28-18), especially the sports fields.  The grassy field that the longspur was found in is the official City College ballfield and is locked up tight to keep the proles out.  Good thing, or the longspur would have likely gone elsewhere. 

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San Diego

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Date: 10/28/18 1:06 pm
From: Larry Edwards <larry...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Chestnut-collared Longspur Balboa Park
Janis Cadwallader (my wife) and I saw the bird at 11:30. Four other birders, including Eric Kallen and Mel Senac, were leaving when we arrived, and they showed us pictures and directed us to the bird. We observed the bird through the fence in the Knights baseball field on the grass between first base and the outfield fence, near the K in the Knights sign. With a Savannah Sparrow, American Pipits, and Yellow-rumped Warblers. Nonbreeding plumage. The bird flew not long after we saw it. We may have caught a glimpse of it outside the fence, behind the backstop, but fleeting look. This baseball field is next to the archery range. Photos to be posted on eBird.
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Date: 10/28/18 12:29 pm
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Palm Warbler, Mt. Hope Cemetery
I just heard from Tim Cooper who found a PALM WARBLER in Mt. Hope Cemetery
in south San Diego, today, 28 October.

Justyn Stahl
San Clemente Island

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Date: 10/28/18 9:55 am
From: David Povey <dpovey...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Red-footed Booby at Nine Mile Bank 10-27-18
I found an immature Red-footed Booby on the water among a feeding flock of
Black-vented Shearwaters Western Gulls on The Nine Mile Bank about 8.8
nautical mile (just under 10 statute miles) southwest of Point Loma. 32
degrees 36' 20.4" N and 117 degrees 24' 22.0" W and in U.S. waters.

This bird was a uniform dark booby with slightly paler head and neck (
coffee with cream colored) , dark billed . The long wings appeared darker
that body. as did the long pointed tail. Overall size similar to Western
Gull, and much larger that Black-vented Shearwater.

The bird was actively feeding on a small baitfish ball from the surface.
Using a feeding tactic I not seen in boobies before. The Red-footed Booby
sitting on the water, it held its wings open and extended, tail raised and
head below the surface. The bird was clearly scooping bait fish raising its
head to swallow. The feeding flock including the booby scattered as
approached, and went off to the north. This about 10:30 a.m. and this bird
was not seen again until about 1:20 p.m. when it flew by headed south.

Two or three Brown Boobies were also seen today, none seen feeding, though
several large areas of bait were forced to the surface by Skipjack Tuna. I
continue to believe Brown Booby may target individual larger, more separate
bait fish. Not these large dense bait balls.

Birds seen on the Nine Mile Bank and the trip back and forth to San Diego
Bay (in very dense fog in the morning); This was a fishing trip so a
relatively small area was covered on the Bank, perhaps a few square miles of
the center.

Common Loon 1

Black-vented Shearwater 900- 1000

Brown Booby 2-3

Red-footed Booby 1

Brown Pelican 10

Brandt's Cormorant 5

Red Phalarope 2

Cassin's Auklet 20

Western Gull 200-300

California Gull 15



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Date: 10/28/18 8:57 am
From: Nicole Desnoyers <njdesnoyers...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Chestnut-collared Longspur Balboa Park
Pardon me, it’s the Morley Field Sports Complex in the north east corner of
Balboa Park.

On Sun, Oct 28, 2018 at 08:48 Nicole Desnoyers <njdesnoyers...>
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> Sunday morning, 28 October, there was a CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPUR on the
> baseball field in the north west corner of Balboa Park. This is the field
> that is locked and you have to survey from outside the fence. It is west of
> the practice field (which is open to the public) and south of the velodrome.
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> Nicole Desnoyers
> San Clemente Island/North Park
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Date: 10/28/18 8:49 am
From: Nicole Desnoyers <njdesnoyers...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Chestnut-collared Longspur Balboa Park
Sunday morning, 28 October, there was a CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPUR on the
baseball field in the north west corner of Balboa Park. This is the field
that is locked and you have to survey from outside the fence. It is west of
the practice field (which is open to the public) and south of the velodrome.

Nicole Desnoyers
San Clemente Island/North Park

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Date: 10/26/18 8:46 pm
From: Jayne Lesley <jaynelesley...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Dieguito Monthly Bird Count - next Sunday, November 4th!
This is a reminder about the next San Dieguito monthly bird count. The November 2018 bird count is on the first Sunday - November 4th..
Everyone is welcome - interested, beginners, visitors, experienced birders.

We will meet at the usual time and place: 7:30 AM at the south end of San Andres. (Turn right/south off of Via De La Valle, on the east side of I5. San Andres dead ends at the San Dieguito Lagoon.) We coordinate with park rangers to provide vests and access for the restricted areas. We'll divide into five groups to count the different areas.

We gather to tally our results at noon at the Del Mar Public Works parking lot/picnic tables off Jimmy Durante Rd.

Hope to see you next Sunday for another great day of birding.

Jayne Lesley (cell phone: 858-663-6568)

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Date: 10/26/18 8:01 pm
From: Larry Edwards <larry...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Jays & 'crackers, but no Ovenbird
I was at the Bird & Butterfly Garden the same time as Tom, and stuck around for another 1/2 hour or so. Did not see the Overnbird, but I did see the male Northern Cardinal in full red-crested plumage.
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Date: 10/26/18 2:09 pm
From: ross christie via Groups.Io <caracara99=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah near Tecolote Nature Center
Present today (Friday, 12:50 to 1:20) in a Sycamore adjacent the baseball field called "Shetland" which is more toward the eastern end of the park.  An escapee surely, but a fine looking bird nevertheless.

Ross ChristieP.B.

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Date: 10/26/18 2:04 pm
From: Tom Benson via Groups.Io <thomasabenson=<aol.com...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Jays & 'crackers, but no Ovenbird
Sorry, I meant to include the link to the ebird checklist.
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49472320
Tom Benson 
-------- Original message --------From: Tom Benson <thomasabenson...> Date: 10/26/18 1:32 PM (GMT-08:00) To: <sandiegoregionbirding...> Subject: Jays & 'crackers, but no Ovenbird
I spent this morning (Oct 26) doing a little birding in San Diego County. Up in the Lagunas, I saw three Clark's Nutcrackers near Los Rasailes Lake, and the continuing flock of Pinyon Jays just north of the horse corral and water trough (see eBird report for more details). I then went to look for the Ovenbird at the Bird & Butterfly Garden without success. I believe there was continuous coverage from 10 am to 1 pm without any sightings.
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Date: 10/26/18 1:32 pm
From: Tom Benson via Groups.Io <thomasabenson=<aol.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Jays & 'crackers, but no Ovenbird
I spent this morning (Oct 26) doing a little birding in San Diego County. Up in the Lagunas, I saw three Clark's Nutcrackers near Los Rasailes Lake, and the continuing flock of Pinyon Jays just north of the horse corral and water trough (see eBird report for more details). I then went to look for the Ovenbird at the Bird & Butterfly Garden without success. I believe there was continuous coverage from 10 am to 1 pm without any sightings.
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Date: 10/26/18 1:00 pm
From: Gary Nunn <garybnunn...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Dieguito County Park - Summer Tanager male, Oct 26, 2018
I just heard from Michael Force who is in town at the moment. Michael reports an adult male Summer Tanager at San Dieguito County Park.

The tanager was seen in lower section Area 6 along the ephemeral stream.

Acting as the messenger.

Gary Nunn, Pacific Beach.

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Date: 10/25/18 10:21 pm
From: Larry Edwards <larry...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah near Tecolote Nature Center
Could well be the bird I reported seeing at Fort Rosecrans on Sept. 13.
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48490422
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Date: 10/25/18 9:25 pm
From: rsbreisch <rsbreisch...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah near Tecolote Nature Center
A male Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah, originally from Africa, has been seen
for the last 3 days at the west upper ball field near the Tecolote Nature
Center. Most commonly seen feeding in the grass, but sometimes flies into
the sycamores.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/email?subID=S49453818



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Date: 10/25/18 5:12 pm
From: Jeremiah Stock <jstock...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] American Bittern at Santee Lakes
Thursday morning, I got a brief view of a fly-by American Bittern at Santee Lakes.  Bird was flying low over the creek along the west side of the park near the southern end of Lake 6, heading south.  I did not see if it landed, veered off, or continued.

Jeremiah Stock
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Date: 10/25/18 12:30 pm
From: Jim Roberts GMAIL <jroberts32281947...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mission Bay Short-eared owl
This morning (10/25/18) at 9AM, a SHORT-EARED OWL flew through Kendall-Frost
Marsh.



Jim Roberts

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Date: 10/24/18 4:55 pm
From: Edward Henry <ehenry...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Least Flycatcher NOT
Sorry. I have been told it is a Ruby-crowned Kinglet. Thank you to the quick responder.

With egg on my face,

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Date: 10/24/18 4:50 pm
From: Brennan Mulrooney <Frozentoze...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Least flycatcher at Agua Dulce Creek
Your bird is a Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

Brennan Mulrooney
Santee, CA
On Oct 24, 2018, at 4:48 PM, Edward Henry <ehenry...><mailto:<ehenry...>> wrote:

The empid most likely?

I apologize for the previous half-baked post of this bird and for not posting sooner. I saw the bird last Saturday morning (10-20-18) at 9:12 a.m. down a ways from the parking lot at the Agua Dulce Creek trailhead, but not near the pump house. Photo link below.

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Date: 10/24/18 4:48 pm
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Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Least flycatcher at Agua Dulce Creek
The empid most likely?

I apologize for the previous half-baked post of this bird and for not posting sooner. I saw the bird last Saturday morning (10-20-18) at 9:12 a.m. down a ways from the parking lot at the Agua Dulce Creek trailhead, but not near the pump house. Photo link below.

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Date: 10/24/18 8:08 am
From: Edward Henry <ehenry...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Least Flycatcher at Agua Dulce Creek
I apologize for the late post of this bird. “Least Flycatcher” seems the empid most likely.

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Date: 10/23/18 5:24 pm
From: Eve Martin <eve...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Ovenbird continues at Bird & Butterfly Garden
Afternoon!  An OVENBIRD continued at the Bird & Butterfly Garden in the Tijuana River Valley Regional Park this morning/Tuesday.  We first watched it foraging in the shade of various shrubs near the main drip from around 9:40am - 10:30am.  Then we went back and re-found it around 11:50am (still slowly foraging beneath the shrubbery) and watched it for another 15 minutes.  More details in the eBird report here:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49403298

~Eve
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Del Mar, California

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Date: 10/22/18 4:54 pm
From: Eric Kallen <eric...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Various spots
Yesterday, 10-21-18, I poked around several spots.

Upper La Jolla.  
Hermit Thrush 3
Townsend's Warbler 2

Fiesta Island dog run
Horned Lark 30
American Pipit 2
Western Meadowlark 3

Today,10-22-1
Ward Canyon Park
Western Tanager

Fiesta Island dog run
Horned Lark 30
American Pipit 3
Western Meadowlark 25

Nestor Park & Tessoro Grove
Black-throated Gray Warbler 
Townsend's Warbler 2

Bird & Butterfly Garden
American Goldfinch
Townsend's Warbler
Hermit Thrush 3
Ovenbird

Eric Kallen
Normal Heights

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Date: 10/22/18 9:32 am
From: David Povey <dpovey...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] BVAS / Grande Pelagic trip Sunday Oct. 21, 2018
The Buena Vista Audubon and Grande pelagic, Sunday Oct. 21, 2019 had few
highlights, but overall fair numbers of birds.

We experience exceptionally nice ocean conditions, some dense fog early, but
clearing for most of the day.

The Nine Mile Bank held most of the life with balls of Northern Anchovy ,
being devoured by tuna species, and Black-vented Shearwaters.

Black-vented Shearwater was the most abundance bird species of the day ,
and we had surprisingly good numbers of Cassin's Auklets scattered in all
areas.

The San Diego Trough and Thirty Mile Banks held very little today.

I saw maybe six storm-petrels. All very distance, and near our greatest
distance from shore. One clearly had a white rump patch and flight style of
Leach's Storm-Petrel. The rest may best be left as storm-petrels sp., though
I felt none were Black Storm Petrels, and if I had to guess maybe 3-4 more
dark rumped Leach's, and one possible Ashy.

We had three Black Oystercatchers on Ballast Point. A lone Sabine's Gull
was reported (getting late) . Several Bonaparte's Gulls were seen, as were a
few Common Loons. Elegant Tern were absent offshore.

A small flock of dowitchers was seen offshore. A single small group of Surf
Scoters was southbound.

A Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle by photo) was over the boat at the Thirty
Mile Bank.

Tough day bird species wise, we have been spoiled of late.

partial list (unedited);

Surf Scoter 6

duck sp. 5

Common Loon 2

loon sp. 3

Northern Fulmar 3

Pink-footed Shearwater 9

Black-vented Shearwater 1360

Leach's Storm-Petrel 1

storm-petrel sp. 5

Brown Booby 4

Brandt' Cormorant 200+ ( several seen beyond the Nine Mile Bank )

Brown Pelican 26

Black Oystercatcher 3 (S.D. Bay )

Whimbrel 2 ( S.D. Bay )

Willet 1 ( S.D. Bay )

Greater Yellowlegs 5

dowitcher sp. 7

Red Phalarope 7

Red-necked Phalarope 10

Parasitic Jaeger 1

Cassin's Auklet 130

Sabine's Gull 1

Bonaparte's Gull 5

Heermann's Gull 6

Western Gull 350

California Gull 30

Elegant Tern 5 ( S.D. Bay )

Royal Tern 7 ( S.D. Bay )



Dave Povey

Dulzura



p.s. San Diego Audubon's Bird Festival is Feb. 28, March 1, 2, 3, 2019.
Three pelagics are offered see San Diego Audubon's website for details.














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Date: 10/22/18 3:58 am
From: terry hurst via Groups.Io <thurstycat61=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Palm Warbler at Lake Cuyamaca 10/21/2018
Hello all
Spotted at west side of the lake in reeds. Flew to the west and landed in the grass. Couldn’t find it again. The tail wagging is what got my attention when I first spotted the bird. Link to eBird report with photos. Was only able to get the back, but you can see a faint eye line, yellow vent and a overall drab olive upper parts.
Other seasonal new arrivals, a Wilson’s Snipe, two Northern Harriers and two Western Grebes. Also two early male Canvasbacks.
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49350519

Terry HurstSantee

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Date: 10/21/18 8:51 pm
From: Gary Nunn <garybnunn...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] FRNC – "Red" Fox Sparrow, Pacific/Winter Wren, Hammond's&Dusky Flycatcher, October 20-21, 2018
Saturday October 20, 2018 visiting out-of-town birder Jon Isacoff found a
PACIFIC/WINTER WREN and a "RED" FOX SPARROW at Fort Rosecrans National
Cemetery close to "the wall" eucalytpus grove area on the east side of the
cemetery. Jon's photos can be found in his eBird checklist here
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49327631

We don't have a voice recording of the wren so is hard to be certain on
identity. Looks like it could be Pacific Wren on photo but confirmation by
voice would be desirable.

I went down there today October 21, 2018, actually twice, finding no signs
of either bird during the morning visit. Later in the afternoon I went
back and finally relocated the same "RED" FOX SPARROW now down in the
southwest section of the cemetery just near the concrete drain culvert
where the pools of water can be found by the fence. I only saw it briefly
outside the fence, scuffing around in the leaf litter, before it
disappeared away into the bushes. I put some of my photos in an eBird
checklist here https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49360334

On my morning trip to the cemetery I also found two Hammond's Flycatcher,
these also reported by Jon Isacoff and other observers, and was surprised
to find also a Dusky Flycatcher on the west side just north of the dip area
along the fence line. This is a rather late date for this species, so
unexpected, but it checked out on voice, behavior, dusky edgings to wing
feathers, primary projection - tail flicking up only, "whit" calls, short
primary projection, longer tail look to it. Also a strong bill. I will
post the photos on a follow up eBird checklist for the morning visit.

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Gary Nunn
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Date: 10/21/18 6:29 pm
From: Jim Roberts GMAIL <jroberts32281947...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] FRNC Varied Thrush
This afternoon (10/21/18) at 5 PM the VARIED THRUSH was out in the open for
at least 45 minutes.

It is still in the NE quadrant of the cemetery, western edge of the lawn
directly west of the beginning of the loop road.

A continuing PALM WARBLER and FOX SPARROW were nearby.

Two WHITE-WINGED DOVES flying north were a bonus.



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Date: 10/21/18 4:00 pm
From: Elizabeth Copper <ecopper...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Varied Trush and compadres
Good question - I had to wait for something else to get done so I thought I would check as I assume this is being used post-Roundup lawsuit..



A quick check of quinclorac indicates it is a hormone-type herbicide (as is 2,4-D) approved for use in the US and Australia but not most European countries. Most testing of toxicity uses mammals but one report includes figures for birds and suggests an adverse risk. It can be persistent in the soil for months. Clippings should not be used for composting for some period after application. Perhaps better than glyphosates (Roundup) but perhaps not.



Elizabeth Copper



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Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Varied Trush and compadres



According to the Manufacturer’s Safety Data Sheet Drive XLR8 is an herbicide for controlling weeds in lawns. Not sure how toxic it will be to the insect or seed feeding birds on the grass at FRNC.



Dan Jehl

San Diego


On Oct 21, 2018, at 11:29 AM, phil Pryde <PhilPinSD...> wrote:

The Fort Rosecrans Varied Thrush put in 2-3 brief appearances between roughly 9:30 and 10:15 on Sunday morning, obligingly in the same place as previously reported, namely to the left of the by-itself pine tree along the west fence line in the NE portion of the cemetery. The now famous pine tree in question is approximately due west of the south end if the “loop road”. The thrush would pop out of the base of the bushes along the highway feeding for a minute at the most, and then disappear back into the shrubbery. Patience may be needed. The Solitaire was not seen.



The only other noteworthy avifauna were at least two Palm Warblers, a Nashville Warbler, and a possible Swainson’s Thrush that popped out of the bushes at the same location as the VATH. The PAWA and NAWA were always in with the huge flock of butterbutts that like to hang out near the start of the hereinbefore mentioned “loop road”.



And, good luck to all the ground feeding warblers, juncos, finches, etc., as there were numerous signs up in that area saying “Danger, pesticide spraying 10-19 to 10-26”. The pesticide being used was apparently named “Drive”. Does that ring a bell with anyone? Anybody know what its toxicity to songbirds is?



Phil Pryde, San Carlos

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Date: 10/21/18 1:48 pm
From: Roger Uzun <rogeruzun...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Varied Thrush and warblers
Went this morning (Sunday around 8:30AM) to Fort Rosecrans to look for the
Varied Thrush. It did show up a couple of times, spent bulk of its time
when present near and in the bushes at the very start of the Northern Most
Loop in the road, east side of Cabrillo Monument Drive. When you are at
the start of the northern loop and look west you will see some bushes just
east of the western fence. It spent time on the ground in and in front of
those bushes when it was present.

Also saw a couple of Accipiter hawks fly by, the Nashville and Palm
Warbler(s) were pretty prominent all morning foraging in the grass in front
of the headstones in that same area, west of the loop and east of the
bushes. Also seen were tons of Say's Phoebes, Black Phoebe's, Yellow
Rumped Warblers, a couple of Ruby Crowned Kinglets, Common Raven, American
Kestrel, Western Bluebird, Red-Tailed Hawk and lesser goldinch.

Photos of thrush etc here -
https://www.flickr.com/photos/46506981@N03/albums/72157672583119757/with/45427341602/

Spent saturday afternoon @ El Monte Park in Lakeside looking to get decent
sunny photos of Lark Sparrows. I never really got them outside of the
shade. Present there were numerous Nuttall's Woodpeckers, Lark Sparrows,
Dark Eyed Junco, Yellow-Rumped Warblers, White-Crowned Sparrows, Hermit
Thrush, and Western Bluebirds.

Photos from park here -
https://www.flickr.com/photos/46506981@N03/albums/72157696783494800

-Roger Uzun
Poway CA
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Date: 10/21/18 11:40 am
From: dan jehl <jehlyfish...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Varied Trush and compadres
According to the Manufacturer’s Safety Data Sheet Drive XLR8 is an herbicide for controlling weeds in lawns. Not sure how toxic it will be to the insect or seed feeding birds on the grass at FRNC.

Dan Jehl
San Diego
> On Oct 21, 2018, at 11:29 AM, phil Pryde <PhilPinSD...> wrote:
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> The Fort Rosecrans Varied Thrush put in 2-3 brief appearances between roughly 9:30 and 10:15 on Sunday morning, obligingly in the same place as previously reported, namely to the left of the by-itself pine tree along the west fence line in the NE portion of the cemetery. The now famous pine tree in question is approximately due west of the south end if the “loop road”. The thrush would pop out of the base of the bushes along the highway feeding for a minute at the most, and then disappear back into the shrubbery. Patience may be needed. The Solitaire was not seen.
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> The only other noteworthy avifauna were at least two Palm Warblers, a Nashville Warbler, and a possible Swainson’s Thrush that popped out of the bushes at the same location as the VATH. The PAWA and NAWA were always in with the huge flock of butterbutts that like to hang out near the start of the hereinbefore mentioned “loop road”.
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> And, good luck to all the ground feeding warblers, juncos, finches, etc., as there were numerous signs up in that area saying “Danger, pesticide spraying 10-19 to 10-26”. The pesticide being used was apparently named “Drive”. Does that ring a bell with anyone? Anybody know what its toxicity to songbirds is?
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> Phil Pryde, San Carlos
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Date: 10/21/18 11:36 am
From: Richard Norgaard <rnorgaard...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Thick- billed Kingbird
Poggi Creek bird is back for it's 9th winter. South end of sycamores in the middle of the greenbelt. Rich Norgaard, Spring Valley, Ca.

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Date: 10/21/18 11:29 am
From: phil Pryde <PhilPinSD...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Varied Trush and compadres
The Fort Rosecrans Varied Thrush put in 2-3 brief appearances between roughly 9:30 and 10:15 on Sunday morning, obligingly in the same place as previously reported, namely to the left of the by-itself pine tree along the west fence line in the NE portion of the cemetery. The now famous pine tree in question is approximately due west of the south end if the “loop road”. The thrush would pop out of the base of the bushes along the highway feeding for a minute at the most, and then disappear back into the shrubbery. Patience may be needed. The Solitaire was not seen.

The only other noteworthy avifauna were at least two Palm Warblers, a Nashville Warbler, and a possible Swainson’s Thrush that popped out of the bushes at the same location as the VATH. The PAWA and NAWA were always in with the huge flock of butterbutts that like to hang out near the start of the hereinbefore mentioned “loop road”.

And, good luck to all the ground feeding warblers, juncos, finches, etc., as there were numerous signs up in that area saying “Danger, pesticide spraying 10-19 to 10-26”. The pesticide being used was apparently named “Drive”. Does that ring a bell with anyone? Anybody know what its toxicity to songbirds is?

Phil Pryde, San Carlos
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Date: 10/21/18 10:30 am
From: Tuck Russell <tuckrus...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Ovenbird still present Bird & Butterfly garden
Currently in the NW corner. It favors the tamarisks and adjacent shrubs. 

Tuck Russell
Hillcrest

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Date: 10/20/18 3:41 pm
From: Caron Andregg <caron...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Black-and-white Warbler in Hillcrest
I just had aBlack-and-white Warbler in Hillcrest in the blooming   Melaleuca tree at the corner of Crestwood Place and Cyprus. Try to get pictures, but he was too fast for my phone camera. 

Caron Andregg
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Date: 10/20/18 1:02 pm
From: Geoffrey Rogers <rogersgl1952...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Pinyon jays continuing on Mt Laguna
Not a tank. A square, open water trough at 32.864806, -116.458978 on Google maps is what to look for. The satellite view is most helpful. Close ups of the trough are in Mel Senac’s photos at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49245801



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San Diego, CA



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Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Pinyon jays continuing on Mt Laguna



Hello birders, this morning at 11:10a I saw the huge flock of pinyon jays at the small ranch area just past the 19 mile pull out, I didn't see a water tank but assumed this was the last place they were seen as well. If you drive about half mile past the 19 mile pull out, you see a rusty gate on left side of road as you head up the mountain. Theres a small pullout near the gate to park and a trail that passes right by the ranch area. Its private property so I didn't go further than the Keep Out sign but I was lucky enough to hear, then see, a 200+ size flock move through the pines.
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Date: 10/20/18 12:23 pm
From: peterginsburg <pagins...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Painted Redstart
Seen at 388 E. Glaucus in Encinitas this (Saturday) morning.  Photo in eBird report:  https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49320921

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Date: 10/20/18 12:07 pm
From: Kat Wendel <katwend82...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Pinyon jays continuing on Mt Laguna
Hello birders, this morning at 11:10a I saw the huge flock of pinyon jays at the small ranch area just past the 19 mile pull out, I didn't see a water tank but assumed this was the last place they were seen as well.  If you drive about half mile past the 19 mile pull out, you see a rusty gate on left side of road as you head up the mountain. Theres a small pullout near the gate to park and a trail that passes right by the ranch area. Its private property so I didn't go further than the Keep Out sign but I was lucky enough to hear, then see, a 200+ size flock move through the pines. 
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Date: 10/20/18 11:51 am
From: Jeff Spaulding via Groups.Io <ornithomedic=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Ovenbird at Bird & Butterfly Garden
Given 2 on Pt. Loma this year I didn't send out a WhatsApp, but just watched an Ovenbird (11:45) at the Bird and Butterfly Garden bird bath in the Tijuana River Valley. Summer Tanager also seen here behind the ranger office. 
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San Diego, CA

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Date: 10/20/18 9:59 am
From: Sara Baase Mayers <sarabirding...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Townsend's Solitaire, Varied Thrush, Palm Warbler at Fort Rosecrans, Oct. 20
Not sure if the Townsend's Solitaire is the same one last reported on
eBird 10/15. This one was in the NE-most section about 9:15AM, perched
on headstones close to the cemetery road, close enough for excellent
view of eye ring and small rusty patch on the wing.

The Varied Thrush continues in the NE area, mostly in the grass near
the west fence line but sometimes perching in pine trees. And I saw one
of the Palm Warblers in a flock of Yellow-rumps on my way out.

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Point Loma (San Diego)
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Date: 10/19/18 10:41 pm
From: peterginsburg <pagins...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Sunday's Pelagic Trip
There are still slots open.  For those worried about seasickness the waters appear to be quite benign. I just received a report from a birder on a fishing boat today who spotted both Red-footed Booby and Red-billed Tropicbird south of the border and a Nazca Booby in our local waters. Come out and enjoy!  Call 619 222-1144 or www.hmlanding.com for a reservation. Late sign up is $150. Peter

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Date: 10/19/18 5:27 pm
From: Anthony Fife via Groups.Io <imtooflytofly=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tessoro Grove (southside)
5:20 Pm 10/19/18

the PINE WARBLER just showed up in a large group of yellow rumps and bluebirds. Just as I raised my camera to take a photo it was flushed from the fence by a car in the apartment driveway. The group flushed west into the large tree just west of the apartments.

also of note, there was an AMERICAN GOLDFINCH and VERMILLION FLYCATCHER (female I believe).

Happy Birding,

Anthony “Too Fly” Fife
La Mesa

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Date: 10/19/18 2:49 pm
From: <lehman.paul...> <lehman.paul...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] miscellanea Oct 17 & 18
On October 17, a rather late Olive-sided Flycatcher was along Dupont
Street in residential Point Loma.  At San Dieguito Lagoon in Del Mar, a
returning hybrid Eurasian X American Wigeon is back for its third or
fourth winter, and there was a getting-late Northern Rough-winged Swallow.

On October 18, there were still LOTS of shorebirds at high tide in the
saltworks pond right off the end of 13th Street in Imperial Beach,
including a good count of 170 Red Knots. At the Sunset ball fields in
the TRV, there were THREE Vermilion Flycatchers--the continuing,
well-known adult male, the continuing female that is just pale yellow on
the belly, and also an immature male -type bird with a much
pinkier-orangey wash to the belly.  Also a single Lawrence's Goldfinch.

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Date: 10/19/18 1:34 pm
From: Jeff Spaulding via Groups.Io <ornithomedic=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Varied Thrush at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
The Varied Thrush was in the middle of and to the southwest of the loop at about noon. Actively feeding and not too shy. Also of note were 2 possibly 3 Palm Warblers south of the Bennington Monument and 2 more near the Varied Thrush. 
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Date: 10/19/18 11:11 am
From: Larry Edwards <larry...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Varied Thrush at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Photos on eBird: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49296740
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Date: 10/19/18 10:45 am
From: Larry Edwards <larry...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Varied Thrush at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Varied thrush observed at about 9:30 a.m.
Robin-sized bird, bold orange-yellow eyebrow, black eye stripe, orange chin, orange breast with black breast band, orange wing bars, and back rufous to gray.

It flew into a pine tree about 9:30 a.m., while the lawnmower brigade was on a break, but as soon as the lawnmower fired up again, it flew northward. Last seen in NE sector, west side in large pine tree just beyond the fence, uphill from the northern-most section of the loop road.
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Date: 10/18/18 7:38 pm
From: Anthony Fife via Groups.Io <imtooflytofly=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Pine Warbler continues at Nestor Park Oct 18
Did you get upset and knock down the “ratty-looking trees”!?!?? The one in the center of the round-a-bout was taking a nap in the roadway around 2:30 pm! #timber

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Date: 10/18/18 7:06 pm
From: Bruce Rideout <brideout...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Banded Laysan Albatross information
For those who might be interested, I recently received the information on the banded Laysan Albatross we had on our August 19 pelagic trip. The bird was banded by the Island Conservation group in Mexico (islas.org.mx). It hatched in January 2018 on Guadalupe Island and fledged in June of this year. The project leader reported that they had over 1,200 breeding pairs on the Island this year.

Thanks to Justyn Stahl and Bill Everett for providing the contact information for the project leaders.

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La Mesa


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Date: 10/18/18 4:52 pm
From: Eric Kallen <eric...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Murray Ridge Park, Serra Mesa 10-18-18
I
*Murray Ridge Community Park, aka Celestine Park*
The warblers and vireo were in the lerpy eucs next to the small parking area in the west side of the park.
Balck-throated Gray Warbler 4
Warbling vireo 
Yellow Warbler
Scaly-breasted Munia 20. Mostly juveniles
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk

Eric Kallen
San Diego

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Date: 10/18/18 11:33 am
From: Marcie Mason via Groups.Io <mason_marcie=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Pine Warbler continues at Nestor Park Oct 18
The Pine Warbler was seen around 8am this morning (Oct 18) and again around 9:30 in the previously reported area just south of the playground.  Initially it was flitting around in the ratty-looking trees (maybe Chinese Elms that aren't looking well) and then later it was seen in the Western fence line near the play area by Allen and Susan.  The park was very active with birds this morning.  Some of the more interesting birds included a Cassin's Vireo (both seen and calling), Warbling Vireo,  Bullock's Oriole, Western Tanagers, at least 2 Black-throated Gray Warblers and a possible Rose-ringed Parkeet.  Most of these other birds were seen on the North side (Tesoro Grove side of park.)
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Date: 10/17/18 10:36 am
From: David Povey <dpovey...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] BVAS / Grande Pelagic trip Sunday 10-21-18
Hello Birders,

I hope your fall migration is going well. We certainly have had some
interesting sightings lately. Pelagic trips have been no

exception. Two Red-footed Boobies on our August pelagic as an example.
Ventura's pelagic recently had five species of

boobies. Unheard of, congratulations Dave Pereksta and crew.

Locally we have had a decent fall for Least Storm-Petrel, Brown, Masked
and Nazca Boobies, Craveri's Murrelets,

Long-tailed Jaeger, among others. The August trip had a Laysan Albatross,
the Sept. trip a Red-billed Tropicbird.

We now expect some of the later fall seabirds, and with recent strong
hurricanes to our south..who knows what could

show up!

Sunday Oct. 21st is our last scheduled pelagic for 2018 out of San Diego.
The trip is going and the passenger load is light.

Right now the NOAA marine weather and seas forecast is excellent. We depart
H & M Landing in San Diego Bay to sail to

the Thirty Mile Bank, and other local waters around San Diego co. and we may
briefly bird some of L.A. county.

The trip departs promptly at 7 a.m. Check in starts at 6:15 a.m. We will
return before 7 p.m.

I hope you'll join us. Call 619 222-1144 or www.hmlanding.com for a
reservation. Late sign up is $150.

Dave Povey

Dulzura




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Date: 10/17/18 10:16 am
From: Robert Theriault via Groups.Io <rtheriault13=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tamarisk Grove Closure
Hello / FYI, Tamarisk Grove Campground at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park will be experiencing tree trimming starting Tuesday, October 23rd, and continuing at least through the week - so no access. The work is required to ensure public safety since there are many heavy fallen branches, and many more waiting to fall. Thanks, Bob Theriault / Borrego Springs. 

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