SanDiegoRegionBirding
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11/21/17 4:09 pm C K Smith <stlbirdman64...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mt Plover
11/21/17 4:04 pm <tburr...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Groove-billed Ani continues in Encinitas Community Park
11/21/17 3:59 pm james wisel <wiselj55...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Ani in Encinitas
11/21/17 3:06 pm C K Smith <stlbirdman64...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mt Plover fiesta island now
11/21/17 2:13 pm C K Smith <stlbirdman64...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Found Paul’s Parula and other cool stuff
11/21/17 12:14 pm Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] CBRC verdict on the January 2017 Slaty-backed Gull in San Diego
11/21/17 9:09 am Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Northern Parula along SD River
11/21/17 8:18 am <goldenslippersbirding...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] ANI still present
11/21/17 6:40 am Charles Jackson <socalbirder8...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mt. Plover
11/21/17 6:24 am <rogeruzun...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Encinitas Community Park
11/20/17 8:20 pm Lisa Ruby <lruby1...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Encinitas Community Park – Groove-billed Ani & food item photos, Nov 19, 2017
11/20/17 7:46 pm <janrradke...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mountain plover Fiesta island.
11/20/17 4:29 pm Gary Nunn <garybnunn...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Encinitas Community Park – Groove-billed Ani & food item photos, Nov 19, 2017
11/20/17 3:32 pm Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Diego offshore, Monday
11/20/17 12:58 pm 'Geoffrey Rogers' <rogersgl1952...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Groove-billed Ani (20 Nov 2017)
11/20/17 12:08 pm Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] SDFO Meeting, San Diego County Mammal Atlas, 21 November
11/20/17 11:54 am Charles Jackson <socalbirder8...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mt. Plover
11/20/17 10:13 am <sd-cameron...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Brown Creeper-Encinitas
11/20/17 8:44 am stevan brad <stevanbrad...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Groove billed ani
11/20/17 8:28 am <birder.rma...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Groove-billed Ani is currently present
11/20/17 7:32 am Gary Nunn <garybnunn...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Fiesta Island - Mountain Plover, Nov 20, 2017
11/19/17 8:54 pm <howlingcoyote...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Fall Rarities in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
11/19/17 4:15 pm 'Trent R. Stanley' <trent.stanley...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Groove-billed ani Pictures
11/19/17 3:57 pm <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Groove-billed Ani 11-19-17 pics
11/19/17 3:49 pm 'Richard Breisch' <rsbreisch...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Brown Creeper and Hooded Merganser at Lindo Lake
11/19/17 3:31 pm Terence Brashear <birdnird...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Ani refound
11/19/17 11:33 am Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] eBird hotspot for Groove-billed Ani
11/19/17 10:53 am Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] More on ani
11/19/17 10:39 am Gjon Hazard <gjon_hazard...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Ani just refound south of parking lot a dozen birders on it.
11/19/17 10:37 am Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Ani refound
11/19/17 10:33 am John Bruin <johnrbruin...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Ani just refound south of parking lot a dozen birders on it.
11/19/17 10:27 am Gjon Hazard <gjon_hazard...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] eBird report Groove-billed Ani Encinitas (11/19/17)
11/19/17 10:24 am Stan Walens <stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] eBird report Groove-billed Ani Encinitas (11/19/17)
11/19/17 9:45 am Jimmy McMorran <bigshell53...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] eBird report Groove-billed Ani Encinitas (11/19/17)
11/19/17 8:34 am Christopher Adler <christopheradlerdotcom...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Marston House/Canyon
11/19/17 8:21 am Stan Walens <stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Heads up: Nazca booby in Newport last night
11/19/17 8:10 am Gjon Hazard <gjon_hazard...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Continuing catbird, others – Cottonwood Creek Park--upper
11/18/17 9:59 pm David Trissel <dtrisse1...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Continuing Gray Catbird: Cottonwood Creek 16Nov 2017
11/18/17 4:15 pm terry hurst <thurstycat61...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tropical Kingbird, Dairy Mart Rd, Main Pond 11/18/2017
11/18/17 9:53 am Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Palm Warbler and minor miscellanea
11/17/17 6:31 am Joseph Parvin <joseph.parvin...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Advice wanted
11/17/17 5:20 am <stevanbrad...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] mission bay heads up
11/17/17 12:59 am <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Various TRV Spots
11/16/17 11:48 pm Gary Nunn <garybnunn...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Fiesta Island – Mountain Plover photos from yesterday Nov 15, 2017
11/16/17 11:46 pm C K Smith <stlbirdman64...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] No mountain plover Thursday am
11/16/17 11:25 pm Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] miscellaneous birds and Facebook birds (late Blue Grosbeak)
11/16/17 11:11 pm Tito Gonzalez <txsandpiper...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Continuing Gray Catbird: Cottonwood Creek 16Nov 2017
11/15/17 1:46 pm Lisa Ruby <lruby1...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] No Mountain Plover at Fiesta Island between 11:00 and 12:30
11/15/17 12:40 pm Stan Walens <stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] La Jolla Cove, Nov 15
11/15/17 10:44 am Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] More miscellanea
11/15/17 10:44 am Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] More miscellanea
11/15/17 6:42 am Gary Nunn <garybnunn...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Fiesta Island -Mountain Plover present, Nov 15, 2017
11/14/17 9:44 pm 'Phil Unitt' <unitt...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Another chapter in the Cackling Goose saga
11/14/17 7:13 pm Gary Nunn <garybnunn...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Fiesta Island – Mountain Plover, Nov 14, 2017
11/13/17 11:12 pm 'Tito Gonzalez' <txsandpiper...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Summer Tanager and BUORs: Villa La Jolla Park 13NOV 2017
11/13/17 3:22 pm <jjtop...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Bobolink
11/13/17 3:03 pm Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Catbird and miscellanea
11/13/17 1:32 pm Eric Kallen <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] eBird’s Gray Catbird and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker today, 11/12
11/13/17 1:02 pm Lesley Marples <lmarples...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Bobolink still present
11/13/17 12:09 pm <pagins...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Varied Thrush at Lake O'Neill
11/12/17 9:03 pm phil Pryde <PhilPinSD...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Follow-up to Stan's letter
11/12/17 6:45 pm Barbara Carlson <barbarac2003...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] eBird’s Gray Catbird and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker today, 11/12
11/12/17 5:28 pm James Pawlicki <jmpawli10...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Palm Warbler, Summer Tanager in La Mesa
11/12/17 4:01 pm <marc.arndt...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] ID help? Possible Magnolia Warbler Famosa Slough
11/12/17 3:04 pm Steve Ritt <stevenmritt...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Emory Cove: Tricolored Heron - 11/12/17
11/12/17 2:26 pm Stan Walens <stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Thanks on those titmouse areas
11/12/17 12:30 pm Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] SDFO Meeting, San Diego County Mammal Atlas, 21 November
11/11/17 7:43 pm Stan Walens <stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Does anyone know of any coastal oak titmouses right now?
11/11/17 3:28 pm <jstock...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Palm Warbler at Sweetwater Reservoir
11/11/17 12:34 pm <tuckrus...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Black-and-White Warbler in new hotspot: Tecolote Canyon between Genesee and Balboa
11/11/17 9:53 am Lesley Handa <lesley.handa...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Female Hooded Merganser at Famosa Slough
11/11/17 6:49 am Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Fwd: [nwcalbird] A heads-up
11/10/17 10:36 pm Stan Walens <stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Fwd: [nwcalbird] A heads-up
11/10/17 1:36 pm <rpatton...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] next san elijo monthly bird count monday 13 november
11/10/17 10:41 am 'akamauro .' <akamauro1...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Encinitas painted bunting a no-show
11/10/17 10:37 am phil Pryde <PhilPinSD...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Bobolink
11/9/17 5:03 pm Eric Kallen <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Rose-breasted Grosbeak - Western Hills Park - Bay Park 11 am 11/9/2017
11/9/17 12:49 pm John Bruin <johnrbruin...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Rose-breasted Grosbeak - Western Hills Park - Bay Park 11 am 11/9/2017
11/9/17 12:35 pm 'akamauro .' <akamauro1...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] painted bunting in Encinitas
11/9/17 12:13 pm <librettist...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cackling geese at Crowne Point
11/8/17 11:51 am <marc.arndt...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Dairy Mart Palm Warbler
11/7/17 3:41 pm 'Trent R. Stanley' <trent.stanley...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Black-and-white warbler @ Zoo
11/7/17 12:09 pm Hal Cohen <raptorhal3...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Eurasian Wigeon Breeding Male in Borrego Springs
11/6/17 3:34 pm Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] B-t Blue Warbler, 3 Plumbeous Vireos
11/6/17 2:35 pm John Bruin <johnrbruin...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Nelson's Sparrow - Kendall-Frost Marsh Reserve
11/6/17 11:53 am <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Yellow-shafted Flicker in Descanso
11/6/17 8:27 am Jimmy McMorran <bigshell53...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Re: Lowland Evening Grosbeak (11/6/17)
11/6/17 8:13 am Jimmy McMorran <bigshell53...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Lowland Evening Grosbeak (11/6/17)
11/5/17 3:55 pm Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] ageing/sexing some rarities, Palm Warbler glut, dark-lored White-crowned, Clay-colored
11/5/17 3:11 pm <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Blackburnian, Palm, Longspur etc.
11/5/17 1:22 pm Eric Kallen <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] FRNC Blackburnian Warbler, 5 Nov
11/5/17 12:30 pm Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] FRNC Blackburnian Warbler, 5 Nov
11/5/17 10:25 am Terry Hurst <thurstycat61...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Green -tailed towhees dairy mart stick pond 10 /5 0955am.
11/5/17 9:17 am Paula Theobald <paulatheo...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Famosa slough
11/5/17 8:25 am Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] La Jolla Black Scoter 5 Nov
11/5/17 7:44 am Paula Theobald <paulatheo...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Crowne point
11/4/17 6:39 pm 'Trent R. Stanley' <trent.stanley...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] New Painted Bunting, Palm Warbler, and Green tailed towhee
11/4/17 3:31 pm Gary Nunn <garybnunn...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Point La Jolla seawatch – Ancient Murrelets, Brown Booby, Nov 04, 2017
11/4/17 3:07 pm John Galt <johnny_galt1...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Townsend's solitaire at C_Smith's_pond 4nov, 1305-1355hrs ( Decanso)
11/4/17 3:05 pm phil Pryde <PhilPinSD...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Lapland Longspur continues
11/4/17 1:13 pm Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] on chasing rare hummingbirds....
11/4/17 12:59 pm Gary Nunn <garybnunn...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Crown Point East park, Pacific Beach - Bobolink & more, Nov 04, 2017
11/4/17 11:55 am <stevanbrad...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] photos of Chestnut-sided Warbler Lower San Dieguito Park 11/4
11/4/17 9:27 am Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] New Painted Bunting, Palm Warbler, and Green tailed towhee
11/4/17 9:27 am Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] New Painted Bunting, Palm Warbler, and Green tailed towhee
11/4/17 8:49 am stevan brad <stevanbrad...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Chestnut-sided warbler lower san dieguito park
11/3/17 8:27 pm <txsandpiper...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Re: Broad-billed Hummingbird Continues 3 NOV 2017
11/3/17 5:59 pm Barbara Carlson <barbarac2003...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Fiesta Island – Lapland Longspurs, Nov 03, 2017
11/3/17 5:24 pm <tuckrus...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Red-Necked Grebe continues at Famosa Slough, as do homeless encampments
11/3/17 4:39 pm Ethna Piazza <ethna.piazza...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Several Red-Breasted nuthatches
11/3/17 3:57 pm Gary Nunn <garybnunn...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Fiesta Island – Lapland Longspurs, Nov 03, 2017
11/3/17 3:01 pm phil Pryde <PhilPinSD...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Golden Eagle program
11/3/17 12:53 pm Charles Jackson <socalbirder8...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Red-necked Grebe continuing at Famosa Slough
11/3/17 11:51 am 'Phil Unitt' <unitt...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> RE: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cackling Goose at La Jolla Cove.
11/3/17 11:48 am Lesley Handa <lesley.handa...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cackling Goose Liberty Station
11/3/17 9:47 am <bob.miller...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cackling Goose at La Jolla Cove.
11/3/17 9:27 am Susan Smith <seiurus...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Photos of San Diego Botanic Garden Thick-billed Kingbird, Encinitas Nov 1
11/3/17 7:44 am John Bruin <johnrbruin...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Red-necked Grebe continuing at Famosa Slough
11/2/17 4:53 pm patricia <pnell...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Verdin - San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA, Nov.2, 2017
11/2/17 4:29 pm Susan Smith <seiurus...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Thick-billed Kingbird (another) shows up at the San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas, Nov 1
11/2/17 2:45 pm Paula Theobald <paulatheo...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Vermilion Flycatcher in Kearney Mesa
11/2/17 1:59 pm <jstock...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Vermilion Flycatcher in Kearney Mesa
11/2/17 12:26 pm John Bruin <johnrbruin...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Red-necked Grebe -Famosa Slough
11/2/17 11:34 am Lesley Handa <lesley.handa...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Red-necked Grebe at Famosa
11/2/17 11:10 am Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Palm W., Clay-colored & 4 Vespers, Sage Thrasher, etc.
11/2/17 7:30 am John Galt <johnny_galt1...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Broad-billed Hummingbird still here 2nov 0731
11/1/17 1:02 pm lruby1 <lruby1...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Broad-billed Hummingbird still here
11/1/17 10:46 am Stan Walens <stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] La Jolla Cove, Nov 1, 2017: ducks, 2 common terns, some FOSs
11/1/17 7:52 am Paula Theobald <paulatheo...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Broad-billed hummingbird
10/31/17 11:50 pm 'Phil Unitt' <unitt...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> RE: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] 2017-10-27 A Week At Clover Flat
10/31/17 7:28 pm Jack Daynes <jackdaynes...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] 2017-10-27 A Week At Clover Flat
10/31/17 4:10 pm Mel Senac <msenac...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Broad-billed Hummingbird
10/31/17 3:46 pm phil Pryde <PhilPinSD...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Broad-billed dude
10/31/17 1:32 pm <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Broad-billed Hummer
10/31/17 1:30 pm <slester...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Ross's goose
10/31/17 1:09 pm Mel Senac <msenac...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Broad-billed Hummingbird continues Grossmont college area
10/31/17 11:03 am Jeffrey Spaulding <ornithomedic...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Broad-billed Hummingbird
10/30/17 9:21 pm 'Geoffrey Rogers' <rogersgl1952...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> RE: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Lesser Black-backed Gull, Palm W., 41 W-f Geese
10/30/17 7:49 pm Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Lesser Black-backed Gull, Palm W., 41 W-f Geese
10/30/17 5:57 pm <stlbirdman64...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] RE: BLACKPOLL warbler Mission Bay
10/30/17 4:15 pm Barbara Carlson <barbarac2003...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Painted Redstart in Shepherd Canyon continues, 10/30
10/30/17 4:13 pm T Loefke <brackenbadger...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Pac. Golden Plover
10/30/17 2:08 pm C K Smith <stlbirdman64...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Blackpoll warbler Mission Bay
10/30/17 1:31 pm Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Re: CAPE MAY WARBLER, Clay-colored Sparrow, B&W Warbler, Summer Tanager
10/30/17 12:25 pm Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] CAPE MAY WARBLER, Clay-colored Sparrow, B&W Warbler, Summer Tanager
10/29/17 5:33 am Barbara Carlson <barbarac2003...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Clay-colored Sparrow in Ramona
10/28/17 1:10 pm Sonja Beeve <lunaskye13...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] American Redstart
10/28/17 12:22 pm Stan Walens <stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] La Jolla Cove, October 28
10/28/17 11:20 am Eric Kallen <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at Coronado Tidelands Park
10/28/17 10:05 am <marc.arndt...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Black and White Warbler 28th St. Park
10/28/17 9:57 am Eric Kallen <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at Coronado Tidelands Park
10/28/17 9:14 am <birder.rma...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at Coronado Tidelands Park
10/28/17 8:44 am terry hurst <thurstycat61...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] More information on Cassin’s Finches at Lake Cuyamaca
10/28/17 6:33 am Jayne-Earthlink <jaynelesley...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Dieguito Monthly Bird Count - Next Sunday, November 5 th.
10/27/17 10:37 pm Terry Hurst <thurstycat61...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] A male and female Cassin’s Finch, Lake Cuyamaca, 10/27
10/27/17 7:28 pm 'David Povey' <dpovey...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Oct. 22, 2017 BVAS/Grande pelagic results
10/27/17 5:05 pm <jstock...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Lewis's Woodpecker, Williamson's Sapsucker and others, Lake Cuyamaca
10/27/17 2:53 pm Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] returning Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, and miscellanea
10/27/17 12:16 pm Kenneth Weaver <gnatcatcher...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Reddish Egret in Oceanside
10/26/17 9:33 pm Lisa Ruby <lruby1...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] No Cassin's Sparrow til at least noon
10/26/17 9:02 pm 'Jim Roberts GMAIL' <jroberts32281947...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] No Cassin's Sparrow til at least noon
10/25/17 9:03 pm James Pawlicki <jmpawli10...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cassin's Sparrow continues. Seen at 9:15 am
10/25/17 1:24 pm Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cackling/Canada Goose follies, Tropical Kingbird
10/25/17 11:18 am Robert Theriault <rtheriault13...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER at Tamarisk Grove Campground
10/25/17 10:35 am Charlene Glacy <cglacy...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cassin's Sparrow continues. Seen at 9:15 am
10/25/17 9:39 am Greg Gillson <greggillson...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Can anyone ID these geese in flight???
10/25/17 8:59 am Arlene <arleeniebird...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Bobolink at sod farm
10/25/17 8:59 am Joseph Parvin <joseph.parvin...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tri-colored heron
10/25/17 8:59 am <schaeferross...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Horned Grebe 10/20 Carlsbad Lagoon
10/25/17 8:59 am Mark Stratton <zostropz...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Re: Can anyone ID these geese in flight???
10/25/17 8:58 am Mark Stratton <zostropz...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Can anyone ID these geese in flight???
10/25/17 6:44 am phil Pryde <PhilPinSD...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cassin's Sparrow
10/24/17 6:30 pm Eric Kallen <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Rose-breasted Grosbeak along lower Rose Creek
10/24/17 6:24 pm <slester...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] some thoughts on seeing and finding rare birds
10/24/17 3:06 pm Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] some thoughts on seeing and finding rare birds
10/24/17 1:47 pm Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] some thoughts on seeing and finding rare birds
10/24/17 12:01 pm John Bruin <johnrbruin...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Chestnut-collared Longspur - Fiesta Island dog park
10/24/17 10:48 am Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Rose-breasted Grosbeak along lower Rose Creek
10/24/17 10:15 am David Trissel <dtrisse1...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cassin’s Sparrow
10/24/17 9:49 am Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Another Painted Redstart has returned
10/24/17 9:36 am Stan Walens <stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] La Jolla Cove, Oct 24, 2017: loons, storm-petrels
10/24/17 6:53 am Jan Nordenberg <jnordenb...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cassin’s Sparrow
10/23/17 8:45 pm Christopher Adler <christopheradlerdotcom...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tropical Kingbird at USD
10/23/17 8:14 pm Charles Jackson <socalbirder8...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cassin’s Sparrow continues
10/23/17 4:53 pm <mikewittmer0582...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cassins Sparrow
10/23/17 1:08 pm Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mammal Atlas Update
10/23/17 1:01 pm Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Thick-billed Kingbird, goose glut, Plumbeous, Vesper
10/23/17 8:11 am C K Smith <stlbirdman64...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cassin's sparrow and Lucy's warbler
10/23/17 7:03 am C K Smith <stlbirdman64...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cassin's sparrow in view now, same spot
10/23/17 7:00 am Gjon Hazard <gjon_hazard...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Coronado Cassin's continues
10/22/17 10:17 pm Jack Daynes <jackdaynes...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mammal Atlas Update
10/22/17 7:24 pm <eitanaltman...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Singing Poorwills - Mission Trails (Oct 22, 2017)
10/22/17 6:59 pm 'Trent R. Stanley' <trent.stanley...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cassin's Sparrow Pics
10/22/17 6:55 pm Susan Smith <seiurus...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cassin's Sparrow
10/22/17 6:07 pm Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cassin's Sparrow and Lucy's Warbler
10/22/17 4:54 pm Mark Stratton <zostropz...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Pic of today's Cassin's Sparrow
10/22/17 4:30 pm <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cassin's Sparrow
10/22/17 1:02 pm 'Tito Gonzalez' <txsandpiper...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tennessee Warbler: Cottonwood Park Encinitas 22 OCT 2017, et cetera
10/22/17 11:22 am John Galt <johnny_galt1...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cassin's sparrow 22OCT 1117hrs in Coronado
 
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Date: 11/21/17 4:09 pm
From: C K Smith <stlbirdman64...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mt Plover
Still in view at north dog park fiesta island. I’ll stay until 1630 if anyone is coming.
CKSMITH

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Date: 11/21/17 4:04 pm
From: <tburr...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Groove-billed Ani continues in Encinitas Community Park
Relaying from Long Beach birders Bob and Julie Schallmann: The GB Ani continues today at the previously noted location (west side-central) in the Escondido Community Park at 2:45pm today, 21 Nov. It continues to be very accommodating, allowing for easy approach. Appeared to be behaving normally and foraging.

Tim Burr
Poway


 

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Date: 11/21/17 3:59 pm
From: james wisel <wiselj55...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Ani in Encinitas
The Ani is currently in the sycamore south of the playground near a gated sidewalk that heads west out of the park.
Jim and Cathy WiselAguanga

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Date: 11/21/17 3:06 pm
From: C K Smith <stlbirdman64...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mt Plover fiesta island now
The Mountain Plover is settled in but visible in the North dog park. 1500 hrs.
CKSmith

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Date: 11/21/17 2:13 pm
From: C K Smith <stlbirdman64...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Found Paul’s Parula and other cool stuff
Checked Paul’s Parula spot in Mission Valley, found the bird after about 30 minutes. It was a little further east in an oak an cottonwood on the river bank at the dog fence. Lots of cool stuff there, Plumbeous Vireo, 5 sp. of warbler, downy woodpecker and others. Very birdy spot!! See Paul’s post for directions.

CKSmith

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Date: 11/21/17 12:14 pm
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] CBRC verdict on the January 2017 Slaty-backed Gull in San Diego
For those curious or who may have seen the variously reported
putative/possible/probable Slaty-backed Gull at Otay Lakes in January (CBRC
#2017-006), the California Bird Records Committee was rejected by 8 members
(1-8), thus the record was NOT accepted. Full details on the decision will
be published in *Western Birds* with the rest of the 2017 records.

Justyn Stahl

 

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Date: 11/21/17 9:09 am
From: Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Northern Parula along SD River
There is a rather dull, immature female type Northern Parula along the San Diego River a little west of the Mission Center Road crossing. Park in the parking lot for Mimi's Cafe and the Verizon store and several other stores at the southwest corner of where Mission Center Road crosses the river and walk west on the paved pathway on the south side of the river for about a quarter-mile past the long series of condominium apartments on your left. You will then get to a fairly sizable lawn area, the first small section of which is fenced off as an off-leash dog-run. The lawn has a whole bunch of large sycamores and cottonwoods growing on it and the parula was at the far or western end with several other warblers and kinglets in the sycamores and cottonwoods.

I had birded along the River from upriver at the San Diego Mission, spot-checking several stops along the way, and had recorded at least five black-throated gray warblers along this stretch, as well as one least bittern.

Paul Lehman, San Diego


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Date: 11/21/17 8:18 am
From: <goldenslippersbirding...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] ANI still present
Groove billed ani still present at Encinitas Community Park. Several birders are here, so it should be easy to find!

The bird is currently just south of there playground, foraging in trees and bushes.


Carina Graham
Oceanside
 

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Date: 11/21/17 6:40 am
From: Charles Jackson <socalbirder8...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mt. Plover
Still present, same area (Dog Run, Fiesta Island, north end, little over 100 yrds from north gate), 0640, 21 Nov 2017.

Charles

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Date: 11/21/17 6:24 am
From: <rogeruzun...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Encinitas Community Park
Went over Monday afternoon around 3PM, the Groove-Billed Ani was still present and hunting insects. There were several Black Phoebes and a Lincoln's Sparrow in the area as well. He was in the bushes and oak tree just south of the intersection of the dirt path and Cement sidewalk as described in earlier posts, on the park side of things.


I posted a video showing the bird eating a grasshopper -


https://vimeo.com/243787207 https://vimeo.com/243787207



-Roger Uzun
Poway, Ca
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Date: 11/20/17 8:20 pm
From: Lisa Ruby <lruby1...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Encinitas Community Park – Groove-billed Ani & food item photos, Nov 19, 2017
Thought I'd report that the Ani was still in the same general area of
Encinitas Community Park from 2:55 p.m thru sunset today. I first saw
it, along with a small number of other birders a bit south of where it
has been reported. It was actively foraging in the trees and bushes on
both sides of the sandy trail, south of both of the bridges with the
wood rails.

After it finally caught and consumed a grasshopper (under a bush, same
as what Gary saw) it disappeared into the bushes and went quiet for some
time. I walked the rest of the park, and when I was heading back to the
car I heard and saw it calling from the top of a small ornamental tree
very close to the north starting point of the sandy trail just south of
the playground. I think that was around 4:45 pm. The call was a single
somewhat high-pitched squeaky sounding note.

Some photos here:

https://tinyurl.com/y8xqtbdg

Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs


On 11/20/2017 4:29 PM, Gary Nunn <garybnunn...>
[SanDiegoRegionBirding] wrote:
> I posted some photos to eBird of the GROOVE-BILLED ANI taken yesterday
> Nov 19, 2017 including photo of a large grasshopper taken by the ani
> and consumed under a bush.
>
> The ani continues today Nov 20, 2017 in Encinitas Community Park.
>
> Looking at the large orthopteran it appears to be a Gray Bird
> Grasshopper (Schistocerca nitens), commonly found in southwest and
> sometimes a pest of ornamentals found in parks and gardens. The ani
> seemed healthy and active clambering around in small ornamental bushes
> searching them out as food items.
>
> Photos here http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40631697
>
> --
> Gary Nunn/
> you can find me on twitter, /@garybnunn
>


 

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Date: 11/20/17 7:46 pm
From: <janrradke...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mountain plover Fiesta island.
Said bird seen today at 3:15 about 100 yards from northern main gate to dog run midway between two diverging paths. Hungered down!

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Date: 11/20/17 4:29 pm
From: Gary Nunn <garybnunn...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Encinitas Community Park – Groove-billed Ani & food item photos, Nov 19, 2017
I posted some photos to eBird of the GROOVE-BILLED ANI taken yesterday Nov
19, 2017 including photo of a large grasshopper taken by the ani and
consumed under a bush.

The ani continues today Nov 20, 2017 in Encinitas Community Park.

Looking at the large orthopteran it appears to be a Gray Bird Grasshopper
(Schistocerca nitens), commonly found in southwest and sometimes a pest of
ornamentals found in parks and gardens. The ani seemed healthy and active
clambering around in small ornamental bushes searching them out as food
items.

Photos here http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40631697

--
Gary Nunn
*you can find me on twitter, *@garybnunn

 

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Date: 11/20/17 3:32 pm
From: Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Diego offshore, Monday
Four of us went offshore on Monday for a half day out of Mission Bay,
across the top end the 9-Mile Bank, half way across the San Diego
Trough, and then returned via a slightly more southerly route. To easily
sum it up:  It is still fairly slow out there!

Northern Fulmar: 1

Pink-footed Shearwater:  1

Black-vented Shearwater:  2000

Brown Booby:  1  (San Diego Trough)

Pomarine Jaeger:  2

Parasitic Jaeger:  1

Cassin's Auklet:  110

Bonaparte's Gull:  4000+  (large flocks mostly about 6 miles offshore)

Forster's Tern:  6  (all together on a kelp patty 6 miles offshore were
farther out than usual for this landlubber species)

Pacific Loon: 40,  Common Loon: 4,  Surf Scoter: 25, Herring Gull: 3,
the usual gulls: X.

--Paul Lehman,  San Diego


 

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Date: 11/20/17 12:58 pm
From: 'Geoffrey Rogers' <rogersgl1952...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Groove-billed Ani (20 Nov 2017)
Subject bird was seen around 11:30 in ornamental tree north of the more
northern wooden bridge approximately here 33.032167, -117.281480





It stayed in this tiny tree that may have been a small ornamental oak
(cupped leaves) for quite a while before I left. There were still a handful
of people there at that point.





Geoffrey Rogers

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San Diego, CA






 

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Date: 11/20/17 12:08 pm
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] SDFO Meeting, San Diego County Mammal Atlas, 21 November
November 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm is the next meeting of San Diego Field
Ornithologists.



Program: Scott Tremor will describe the new *San Diego County Mammal Atlas*.
In 2000, inspired by the work then underway for the San Diego County Bird
Atlas, Tremor began to assemble a team of local experts with the goal of
producing a parallel compendium on the county’s mammals. At the time Tremor
was a mammal keeper at the San Diego Zoo, and start-up funding from the
Zoological Society of San Diego enabled the team to coalesce. As the time
this project would require became clearer, in 2004 Tremor moved from the
zoo to the San Diego Natural History Museum to in- crease his effort toward
this goal. San Die- go County’s catastrophic fires of 2003, however,
provided an important opportunity to study the effects of fire on local
mam- mal communities. Then from 2008 to 2014 the museum’s department of
birds and mammals undertook a resurvey of the San Jacinto Mountains,
retracing the expedition of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology in 1908.
Though diversions, these studies and others over the past 15 years
generated so much new perspective that a publication based on data
available in 2000 would be antiquated by 2017. Nevertheless, gaps in our
understanding of San Diego County mammals remain wide, as the states of
knowledge and research needs highlighted in this atlas emphasize.


Scott Tremor is a mammologist at the San Diego Natural History Museum. His
expertise with mammals, especially rare rodents, spans both southern
California and Baja California. This local experience and relationships
with the experts in the region have helped bring this book to completion.



Click here for Meeting Details and Map
<http://www.sandiegofieldornithologists.org/?page_id=61>.

If you were a member of SDFO in 2016 – your 2017 membership must be
renewed. Click here for SDFO membership instructions
<http://www.sandiegofieldornithologists.org/?page_id=43>.



Justyn Stahl

San Diego Field Ornithologists <http://www.sandiegofieldornithologists.org/>

Program Chair/Vice President

 

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Date: 11/20/17 11:54 am
From: Charles Jackson <socalbirder8...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mt. Plover
Mountain Plover continued at 1100 on 20 Nov 2017. It walked and stood still in a patch between trails at the north end of the Dog Park. The situation was tenuous though. Dogs left and right, and at any time it might be flushed! Several birders were seeing it too.

Charles

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Date: 11/20/17 10:13 am
From: <sd-cameron...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Brown Creeper-Encinitas
This morning around 9am in our yard in Encinitas there was a Brown Creeper foraging along the branches of a massive coast live oak tree.


Also
Hermit Thrush (2)
Ruby-crowned Kinglets
Yellow-rumped Warblers
Townsend's Warblers
Orange-crowned Warblers
Western Bluebirds
Lesser Goldfinches


Steve Cameron
Encinitas
 

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Date: 11/20/17 8:44 am
From: stevan brad <stevanbrad...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Groove billed ani
The bird is being seen at near the point where the dirt path meets the cement path just north of where it was being seeing yesterday
About 50 yards south of a playground areaSteve brad Leucadia
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Date: 11/20/17 8:28 am
From: <birder.rma...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Groove-billed Ani is currently present
Near the same spot as yesterday. Sunning itself where the path goes into the neighborhood.

Ryan Andrews
Valley Center
 

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Date: 11/20/17 7:32 am
From: Gary Nunn <garybnunn...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Fiesta Island - Mountain Plover, Nov 20, 2017
Mountain Plover again in north end of dog run Fiesta Island, 7:25am Monday Nov 20.

Gary Nunn,
Pacific Beach

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Date: 11/19/17 8:54 pm
From: <howlingcoyote...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Fall Rarities in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Birds of interest at my backyard feeders and water features in Vallecito so far this fall are:


Juvenile Male Rose-breasted Grosbeak 10/20/17: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40039434 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40039434


Immature Male Rose-breasted Grosbeak
10/09/17 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40430060 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40430060
10/10/17 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40430279 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40430279
10/11/17 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40496178 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40496178


White-throated Sparrow 11/12/17 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40582713 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40582713


Pine Siskin 11/13/17 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40582481 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40582481


Other birds include: White-winged doves, House Finch, Anna’s Hummingbirds, Phainopepla, Say’s Phoebe, Common Raven, Greater Roadrunner, White-crowned Sparrows, Verdin, Yellow-rumped Warblers, Female Red-winged Blackbird, Small flocks of Western Bluebirds, Brown-headed Cowbirds, Mourning Doves, Lawrence’s Goldfinch, Lesser Goldfinch, Cooper’s Hawk, Red-tailed Hawks, Barn Owl, Darked-eyed Juncos, Northern Mockingbird, Loggerhead Shrike, House Sparrows, Savannah Sparrows, European Starlings and Ladder-backed Woodpecker plus a few others pending identification.


Photos and details posted on ebird links above.


Britta Lee Shain

Vallecito


 

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Date: 11/19/17 4:15 pm
From: 'Trent R. Stanley' <trent.stanley...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Groove-billed ani Pictures
http://www.sdbirder.com/Birds/CROSUL
11/19/17 @ Encinitas Community Park

--
Trent R. Stanley
PO BOX 3666
SAN DIEGO CA USA 92163-1666
<trent...>
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Date: 11/19/17 3:57 pm
From: <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Groove-billed Ani 11-19-17 pics
A selection of pics of today's Groove-billed Ana - apparently a new county bird. The finder, a Portuguese birder, deserves to be awarded a SDFO t-shirt or other token.


Pic at:
egk.smugmug.com/photography


Also......
Rangeland Road was quite birdy this morning:
Bald Eagle
Ferruginous Hawk
Prairie Falcon
Vermilion fly (f)
Mountian Bluebird
Tricolored Blackbird - about 25 in a mixed flock with cowbirds.


Eric Kallen
San Diego
 

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Date: 11/19/17 3:49 pm
From: 'Richard Breisch' <rsbreisch...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Brown Creeper and Hooded Merganser at Lindo Lake
A Brown Creeper was in a willow near the north end of the path between the
lakes. Peter Thomas was able to photograph it. Photos of the male Hooded
Merganser and a tiny, white exotic duck are included in our ebird list.

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40606891



Rich & Susan Breisch, San Diego








 

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Date: 11/19/17 3:31 pm
From: Terence Brashear <birdnird...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Ani refound
blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } The bird was still present and being watched by a large group of people as of 3PM.


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At 10:30 a.m. the groove billed Ani is being seen by assembled birders along the west edge of Encinitas Community Park in the middle section of the park. This is the new large recreational park immediately on the west side of I-5 between Birmingham and Santa Fe.

Paul Lehman

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Date: 11/19/17 11:33 am
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] eBird hotspot for Groove-billed Ani
As no hotspot existed for this park, and in an effort to compile all of the
sightings, I've created a hotspot in eBird called...wait for it... "Encinitas
Community Park." If you've already submitted data from this morning, please
consider changing the location to this hotspot.

Thanks,
Justyn Stahl
sadly on San Clemente Island

 

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Date: 11/19/17 10:53 am
From: Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] More on ani
Running north-south along the western border in the community park is a wide paved path and a dirt path side by side, and the ani is currently between the paved path and the dirt path just south of two split rail "bridges" on the paved path. When first found, the bird was due east of the two Bridges in thick bunchgrass and a single short planted pine tree that is along the edge of a soccer field immediately east of the bridges.

Paul Lehman

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Date: 11/19/17 10:39 am
From: Gjon Hazard <gjon_hazard...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Ani just refound south of parking lot a dozen birders on it.
It is just north of this point: 33.0314,-117.2812

-Gjon

On Nov 19, 2017, at 10:33 AM, John Bruin <johnrbruin...><mailto:<johnrbruin...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...><mailto:<SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>> wrote:





 

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Date: 11/19/17 10:37 am
From: Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Ani refound
At 10:30 a.m. the groove billed Ani is being seen by assembled birders along the west edge of Encinitas Community Park in the middle section of the park. This is the new large recreational park immediately on the west side of I-5 between Birmingham and Santa Fe.

Paul Lehman

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Date: 11/19/17 10:33 am
From: John Bruin <johnrbruin...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Ani just refound south of parking lot a dozen birders on it.


 

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Date: 11/19/17 10:27 am
From: Gjon Hazard <gjon_hazard...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] eBird report Groove-billed Ani Encinitas (11/19/17)
Several people here now. No sign of bird (yet). Potential habitat on west side.

-Gjon

On Nov 19, 2017, at 10:24 AM, Stan Walens <stan.walens...><mailto:<stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...><mailto:<SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>> wrote:



it’s a big park. any more location details????

Stan Walens
San Diego


 

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Date: 11/19/17 10:24 am
From: Stan Walens <stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] eBird report Groove-billed Ani Encinitas (11/19/17)
it’s a big park. any more location details????

Stan Walens
San Diego
 

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Date: 11/19/17 9:45 am
From: Jimmy McMorran <bigshell53...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] eBird report Groove-billed Ani Encinitas (11/19/17)
See eBird report below with photos. Just the messenger.
Jimmy McMorran
Leucadia

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> From: <ebird-alert...>
> Date: November 19, 2017 at 9:33:57 AM PST
> Subject: [eBird Alert] San Diego County Rare Bird Alert <hourly>
>
> *** Species Summary:
>
> - Tricolored Heron (1 report)
> - White-winged Dove (1 report)
> - Groove-billed Ani (1 report)
> - Pacific-slope Flycatcher (1 report)
>
> ---------------------------------------------
> Thank you for subscribing to the <hourly> San Diego County Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in San Diego County. View or unsubscribe to this alert at http://ebird.org/ebird/alert/summary?sid=SN35818
> NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
>
> Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor) (1)
> - Reported Nov 18, 2017 13:00 by Lesley Handa
> - Famosa Slough, San Diego, California
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=32.7512743,-117.2292924&ll=32.7512743,-117.2292924
> - Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40596982
> - Comments: "Continuing individual sighted at the San Diego River and Famosa. Foraging in vegetation alongside an adult Little Blue Heron and Snowy Egret. Distinctive features: blue-grey plumage, black tipped yellow bill, yellow lores, vertical white stripe on foreneck and white belly."
>
> White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1)
> - Reported Nov 19, 2017 09:00 by Richard Miller
> - Home, San Diego, California
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=32.7711577,-117.1213992&ll=32.7711577,-117.1213992
> - Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40597989
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "I have a bird feeder filled one day ago. Since clearing brush in the canyon it is common to have mostly Mourning Doves, House Finches, a few House Sparrows, and the like. A white winged dove is larger and enough different from the Mourning dove that I noticed it right away and took photos. I have several photos of this bird side-by-side with the morning dove so the difference is noted."
>
> Groove-billed Ani (Crotophaga sulcirostris) (1)
> - Reported Nov 19, 2017 07:30 by claudia dias
> - Encinitas Community Park, San Diego, California
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=33.0310077,-117.2800408&ll=33.0310077,-117.2800408
> - Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40597465
> - Media: 5 Photos
> - Comments: "I'm not from around here and I couldn't find it on my Birds of Southern California so I googled it... help? In bad condition. Not moving much around but then again I don't know what's its normal behaviour. Escapee from a zoo? Migrant?"
>
> Pacific-slope Flycatcher (Empidonax difficilis) (1)
> - Reported Nov 19, 2017 07:20 by Christopher Adler
> - Balboa Park--Marston House, San Diego, California
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=32.7412537,-117.157951&ll=32.7412537,-117.157951
> - Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40596742
> - Comments: "Brightly colored Empid; broad, wedge-shaped bill with orange lower mandible, white eye-ring, thicker in front and behind eye, peaked crown. Photos to be added"
>
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Date: 11/19/17 8:34 am
From: Christopher Adler <christopheradlerdotcom...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Marston House/Canyon
Did a look through Marston House and Marston Canyon yesterday
but did not encounter any of the anticipated wintering rarities (yet).

There was a Red-naped Sapsucker in the olive trees on the slope
down to the Bridle Trail and footbridge. There was a Pacific-slope
Flycatcher
where the Hammond's used to be, in the oak grove on the Bridle Trail.
And there were three Bullock's Orioles in Marston Canyon.

Christopher Adler
Allied Gardens


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Date: 11/19/17 8:21 am
From: Stan Walens <stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Heads up: Nazca booby in Newport last night
A near adult Nazca booby was photographed last night on a fishing boat
docked in Newport Harbor. Possibly the same bird that was seen on last
month’s pelagic trip from San Diego.

The boat went back to sea yesterday evening. I know people will be looking
for the bird in Orange County, but Newport is only a short distance north
of Oceanside. I will be watching for the booby in La Jolla, but Oceanside
Harbor has already hosted one likely Nazca booby and is worth checking as
many fishing boats go in and out of that harbor.

Photos can be seen on the Orange County rare bird listserv.

Stan Walens, San Diego
November 19, 2017; 8:15 AM

 

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Date: 11/19/17 8:10 am
From: Gjon Hazard <gjon_hazard...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Continuing catbird, others – Cottonwood Creek Park--upper
Catbird and black-and-white continue this morning (11/19). Also, as an aside, an all-white Am Crow. A few others of very local interest.

A very pleasant morning.

Details:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40596147

-Gjon

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Date: 11/18/17 9:59 pm
From: David Trissel <dtrisse1...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Continuing Gray Catbird: Cottonwood Creek 16Nov 2017
Seen briefly and heard mewing twice today (Saturday) at 2:30 PM at the water basin here: 33.048972,-117.290315

David and Rich Trissel
San Diego, CA

> On Nov 16, 2017, at 7:11 PM, Tito Gonzalez <txsandpiper...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> wrote:
>
> I saw the continuing Gray Catbird this morning, 16Nov 2017 at Cottonwood
> Creek Park. It was in one of the bushes with red berries along main
> trail (south side of fence) just west of water basin. While I observed
> it at ~ 5 yards, it did a great job of staying out of sight.
>
> Tito Gonzalez
>
> Carlsbad, CA
>
>
>


 

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Date: 11/18/17 4:15 pm
From: terry hurst <thurstycat61...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tropical Kingbird, Dairy Mart Rd, Main Pond 11/18/2017
Hello everyone,
This was one very cooperative kingbird that seemed to enjoy having  his photo taken. Found at the new overlook at the main pond, on the tree on a snag while facing the pond. When I first saw the bird although it had all the traits of a Tropical Kingbird  I thought the bill looked a little to small. After reviewing photos bill looks to be right. If I am wrong please let me know. Link to eBird report with photos of the bird.Last reported on eBird by Barbara Carlson in January of 2017. Returning bird?
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40576074

Terry HurstSantee
 

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Date: 11/18/17 9:53 am
From: Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Palm Warbler and minor miscellanea
On Thursday the 16th, there was yet another new PALM WARBLER, this one
along the west side of the Community Gardens on Hollister Ave. in the
TRV. At the north end of Nestor Park was a single presumably returning,
wintering WILSON'S WARBLER and Black-throated Gray Warbler. Also the
continuing REDDISH EGRET at the Tijuana River mouth. On Friday the 17th,
one of the long-present but quite sporadic BLACK OYSTERCATCHERS was
present again at La Jolla Cove; but offshore was deadly dull. In the La
Jolla Shores Drive neighborhood was a NASHVILLE WARBLER.  And on
Saturday the 18th, there were 3 BULLOCK'S ORIOLES and a WESTERN TANAGER
along Antigua Blvd. in Tierrasanta.

--Paul Lehman,  San Diego



 

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Date: 11/17/17 6:31 am
From: Joseph Parvin <joseph.parvin...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Advice wanted
Hello,I am a freshman at Palomar College and I’m looking for someone who is or would know someone who is in a career related to zoology/ornithology to get advice on entering that career including what someone in that career does, what degrees that are recommended, etc. because I am not really sure how to go about getting a career in zoology/ornithology anymore. It’d really help me out.
Thanks,Joseph Parvin
 

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Date: 11/17/17 5:20 am
From: <stevanbrad...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] mission bay heads up
The Susan Komen event is going on right under the tree the Painted Redstart is in and near where the Bobolink was NOT on Thursday so unless you are dressed up in pink you probably wont be getting in there this weekend


steve brad
Leucadia
 

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Date: 11/17/17 12:59 am
From: <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Various TRV Spots
This morning:


Nestor Park - Tropical Kingbird (6:45 am) in the sycamores at the north end of the park. One Townsend's warbler.


Tesoro Grove had nothing worth looking at. I'm sure some respectable birds showed as soon as I left.


Community Gardens - lots of house finches, yellow-rumps. A few white-crowned sparrows, a Lincoln's sparrow.


Sunset Ball Fields - continuing male vermilion fly. Yellow and palm warbler, one each, in the landscape trees along Sunset. About 30 American pipits, 15 killdeer, 12 western meadowlarks, 20 horned larks. The bare earth in the fields on the north side of Sunset had a good number of western meadowlarks and horned larks.




Eric Kallen
San Diego
 

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Date: 11/16/17 11:48 pm
From: Gary Nunn <garybnunn...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Fiesta Island – Mountain Plover photos from yesterday Nov 15, 2017
Now that the eBird media-related server error is resolved I was able to add
some photos of the MOUNTAIN PLOVER first seen late afternoon Nov 14 and
continuing in early morning Nov 15, 2017 in the north section of the fenced
dog run on Fiesta Island.

At 6:30am yesterday Nov 15 it was standing right where the black border
collie flushed it the day before.

Photos in my eBird checklist here
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40524222
--
Gary Nunn
you can find me on twitter, @garybnunn

 

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Date: 11/16/17 11:46 pm
From: C K Smith <stlbirdman64...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] No mountain plover Thursday am
No mountain plover, 0600 to 0745 Thursday 11/16 at the fiesta island dog park.
CKSmith

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Date: 11/16/17 11:25 pm
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] miscellaneous birds and Facebook birds (late Blue Grosbeak)
On Sunday, Nov 12, Nicole and I birded a few blocks of Coronado along
Coronado Ave, south of 8th St. The blooming melaleuca trees here were
especially birdy, but the only notable bird was a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER
in the 900 block. A block east, along Balboa, Nicole photographed an
immature male COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD. What I believe was a Scaly-breasted
Munia was briefly heard in this area... The ball fields at Tidelands park
had ~50 American Pipits, but nothing exciting.

November 13th, checking a few spots along the San Diego River near Fashion
Valley/Hotel Circle, the only highlight was a Yellow Warbler near the
bridge connecting Fashion Valley mall and the Town and Country Resort. What
was likely just a Western Tanager escaped identification beyond genus. The
female HOODED MERGANSER was still in the north channel of Famosa Slough
late that morning.

Speaking of Famosa Slough, I saw photos of a young male BLUE GROSBEAK were
posted in the "Photo-Birding in San Diego" Facebook group on 12 November
by a George Fiore. This bests the SD Bird Atlas record of 1 November for a
fall migrant. With the increase in photography and a growing interest in
birds, coupled with multiple outlets for reporting birds (Facebook [and the
countless birding/nature groups within that universe], eBird, listservs,
iNaturalist, etc.), there is an overwhelming amount of data being collected
by observers these days. Ideally all of this would be in one easily
accessible place, but that is never going to happen. So, my request is
this: if you are a member/user of these groups/websites and come across any
interesting sightings, please cross-post to the listserv or at least email
Guy McCaskie. A different Facebook group recently yielded a female
BROAD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD on private property in Vista on 11 November, which
was then seen by another observer and posted to eBird. While advertising
birds on private property isn't necessarily appropriate without landowner
permission, I'm sure Guy appreciates receiving this data directly for his
files (and in this case the CBRC).

Based on eBird reports, Facebook posts, and Steve Ritt's recent post to the
listserv, it seems there are two TRICOLORED HERONS in the county, with the
one in south San Diego Bay bouncing in and out of Salt Works (presumably
the bird found by Johnny Galt on 1 October, seen again by a Salt Works tour
and Steve Ritt at Emory Cove on 12 November) and the continuing bird along
the SD River near Robb Field/Sea World Drive and occasionally Famosa Slough
(found by Lisa Ruby on 13 October). But, that's just, like, my opinion, man.

Cheers,
Justyn Stahl

 

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Date: 11/16/17 11:11 pm
From: Tito Gonzalez <txsandpiper...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Continuing Gray Catbird: Cottonwood Creek 16Nov 2017
I saw the continuing Gray Catbird this morning, 16Nov 2017 at Cottonwood
Creek Park. It was in one of the bushes with red berries along main
trail (south side of fence) just west of water basin. While I observed
it at ~ 5 yards, it did a great job of staying out of sight.

Tito Gonzalez

Carlsbad, CA


 

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Date: 11/15/17 1:46 pm
From: Lisa Ruby <lruby1...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] No Mountain Plover at Fiesta Island between 11:00 and 12:30
Hi,

I walked a large part of the dog run area at Fiesta Island between 11:00
and 12:30 today. The dog activity was pretty low at that time, many
people with dogs were leaving when I got there. Plenty of Western
Meadowlarks, Horned Larks, Savannah Sparrows, and a small number of
American Pipits, but no Mountain Plover.

Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs

 

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Date: 11/15/17 12:40 pm
From: Stan Walens <stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] La Jolla Cove, Nov 15
Spent an hour this morning. Still waiting for the front to come through—supposedly tomorrow or Friday—but there was a little migration pulse this morning. Highlights: About 100 loons, all Pacifics, 35 surf and 1 adult male white-winged scoters. 2 brown boobies working over the kelp bed.

Stan Walens
San Diego
Nov 15, 2017; 12:35 pm
 

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Date: 11/15/17 10:44 am
From: Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] More miscellanea
On Wednesday there is an adult Ross's Goose with a flock of 55 Canada Geese at the semi- defunct Fairbanks Ranch horse pastures in Del Mar. Two late lingering Short-billed dowitchers are of local interest at San Dieguito Lagoon in Del Mar where the species is not known to winter; the species typically winters only at the large tidal bays in the county. Yesterday there was yet another new Plumbeous Vireo in town, this one in South San Diego. Oh joy. Also the adult Reddish Egret continues at the Tijuana River mouth, where also a couple Little Blue Herons present to cause possible confusion.

Paul Lehman, San Diego



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Date: 11/15/17 10:44 am
From: Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] More miscellanea
On Wednesday there is an adult Ross's Goose with a flock of 55 Canada Geese at the semi- defunct Fairbanks Ranch horse pastures in Del Mar. Two late lingering Short-billed dowitchers are of local interest at San Dieguito Lagoon in Del Mar where the species is not known to winter; the species typically winters only at the large tidal bays in the county. Yesterday there was yet another new Plumbeous Vireo in town, this one in South San Diego. Oh joy. Also the adult Reddish Egret continues at the Tijuana River mouth, where also a couple Little Blue Herons present to cause possible confusion.

Paul Lehman, San Diego



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Date: 11/15/17 6:42 am
From: Gary Nunn <garybnunn...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Fiesta Island -Mountain Plover present, Nov 15, 2017
6:39am at dog run north end.

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Date: 11/14/17 9:44 pm
From: 'Phil Unitt' <unitt...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Another chapter in the Cackling Goose saga
Dear friends,



Lea Squires and I spent a good chunk of the day preparing two of the three specimens of apparent Cackling Geese we recently received at the San Diego Natural History Museum through Project Wildlife. One was picked up by lifeguards at Del Mar on 26 October, the other was picked up at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas on 28 October after having been seen originally on 26 October. Both were severely emaciated, so it’s not surprising they could not be rehabilitated. Now for the question, were they subspecies minima (the Cackling Goose proper) or leucopareia (Aleutian)? The answer: neither. They are either Branta hutchinsii taverneri or Branta canadensis parvipes, the Lesser Canada Goose. Once the specimens are dried we will make more detailed measurements and plumage comparisons, but the birds are too big for minima (on the basis of difference in measured wingspread and total length in comparison to the specimen of minima picked up at Ocean Beach on 2 November 1995, as well as just visually) and way too small for the common large subspecies moffitti.



In 1892, A. W. Anthony reported the Lesser Canada Goose to be “numerous in parts of San Diego County.” But apparently no specimens were ever preserved before geese of all species were decimated. Since then, I don’t know of any definite confirmation of the Lesser Canada Goose in San Diego County. The ones Lea and I prepared today are the county’s first of whichever subspecies they may be—whichever species they may be. The awkwardness caused by the split of the Canada and Cackling Geese at a point not sharply defined by external characteristics has now come to confront us in San Diego.



Besides identifying them, just preserving these specimens is a technical challenge. Even if they are small geese, they are big birds. So they take some strength to manhandle, yet the skin is unexpectedly delicate and can rip in awkward places, requiring restorative surgery. Like most waterfowl, their neck is too long and thin, with respect to the diameter of the head, for the skin to be turned inside out in the usual way. But I’m glad to be able to report that both specimens came out well in the end, which will facilitate their identification.



This Thursday evening 16 November is the annual members’ meeting at the museum, and the department of birds and mammals will host an open house with notable recent specimens from our research collection out on display. Though these geese won’t yet be dry, I’ll have them along with other local subspecies of the Cackling and Canada Geese out for visitors to see and compare. If you’re a museum member, please come by and see us and our geese. If you’re not yet a member, you can join tomorrow then come on Thursday!



Final chapter not yet written, please stay tuned.



Good birding,



Philip Unitt

San Diego


 

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Date: 11/14/17 7:13 pm
From: Gary Nunn <garybnunn...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Fiesta Island – Mountain Plover, Nov 14, 2017
I was lucky this afternoon to discover a MOUNTAIN PLOVER in the north end
entrance area of the dog run on Fiesta Island approximately 2:55pm.
Unfortunately, the second I saw it by naked eye just 30 yards or so away,
it was flushed by a dog running pell-mell at the plover. It flew up and
zigzagged slowly a bit heading west out towards the bay, calling loudly
after the dog startled it, but then returned higher over the island, still
calling, when I lost sight of it. I thought it was just going to circle
and bump along a hundred yards or so, after the dog flush, but not today!
The call is quite unusual and easy to recognize a slowly repeated sort of
creaking sound "krrrg-krrrg-krrrg".

I had just searched this entire north end area 45 minutes earlier and there
was no sign of any plover. It must have just flown in before I walked back
through the area because people and dog numbers were already picking up at
2:55pm.

I decided to go back and do another circuit of the open areas of the dog
run but did not relocate the plover. I also checked the wide open sandy
barren area and the works area all in the middle of the island. No sign of
it.

While waiting in the north end of the dog run until dusk a PALM WARBLER
made its way past me feeding in the tumbleweeds along the east fence line.

--
Gary Nunn
you can find me on twitter, @garybnunn

 

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Date: 11/13/17 11:12 pm
From: 'Tito Gonzalez' <txsandpiper...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Summer Tanager and BUORs: Villa La Jolla Park 13NOV 2017
I observed a new SUMMER TANAGER at Villa La Jolla Park this afternoon, 13
NOV 2017 in the tall trees in the North Central portion of park. This was an
all yellow/olive female type unlike the all red male that was reported by
Susan Smith about a month ago (and not reported since). Also two relatively
drab Bullock's Orioles were also active in the same area. Here is a link to
picture of SUTA.



https://www.flickr.com/photos/81902992@N03/38376776622/in/dateposted-public/



Tito Gonzalez

Carlsbad, CA


 

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Date: 11/13/17 3:22 pm
From: <jjtop...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Bobolink
> Lesley Marples and I watched the Bobolink at Crowne Point for about 15 minutes this morning just before 11AM .
>
> It was to the north of the parking lot by itself — 32.785438-117.232441
>
> John Top
> Spring Valley





 

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Date: 11/13/17 3:03 pm
From: Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Catbird and miscellanea
On Monday morning, the 13th, several of us saw the continuing GRAY
CATBIRD next to the little pond at upper Cottonwood Creek Park in
Encinitas--after a fairly LONG wait.  Also today, a hybrid EURASIAN X
AMERICAN WIGEON has returned for yet another winter to San Dieguito
Lagoon in Del Mar. Yesterday, the 12th, an adult REDDISH EGRET was at
the Tijuana River mouth, the first report from there in a few weeks. In
the over-summering, tame GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE category, in
addition to the many-year, corrupted bird at Lindo Lke, and the 2017
summer bird still present at Lake Cuyamaca, there is also an adult since
early July continuing as of yesterday at the small pond immediately east
of the clubhouse at the Chula Vista Mun. Golf Course in Bonita. Also a
Bonita Western Tanager, as well as two wintering Yellow Warblers in
Nestor. On the 8th, I had my second adult DARK-LORED White-crowned
Sparrow in a week, this one bordering the Community Gardens along
Hollister Ave. in the TRV--such rare birds along the coast are either of
the subspecies oriantha or (less likely) nominate leucophrys.

--Paul Lehman,  San Diego



 

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Date: 11/13/17 1:32 pm
From: Eric Kallen <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] eBird’s Gray Catbird and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker today, 11/12
The catbird was present this morning (11-13-17) near the basin in the upper portion of the park, south side. A trio of ID pics at:

egk.smugmug.com/photography<http://egk.smugmug.com/photography>

Nancy heard the bird through the din of the traffic after an hour's stakeout.

Eric Kallen

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On Nov 12, 2017, at 6:45 PM, Barbara Carlson <barbarac2003...><mailto:<barbarac2003...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...><mailto:<SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>> wrote:



A Gray Catbird was reported on eBird this afternoon in the upper section of Cottonwood Creek Park. I was able to only hear it later this afternoon.

“Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) (1)
- Reported Nov 12, 2017 11:03 by Eve Martin & PC Kroger
- Cottonwood Creek Park--upper, San Diego, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=33.0496536,-117.2915196&ll=33.0496536,-117.2915196
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40472507
- Comments: ‘We were following an unusual rattling ki-ki-ki-ki-ki sound when we spotted it in a scruffy but very popular willow just west of the Cottonwood Creek basin along with a RCKI, OCWA, COYE and some YRWAs. Medium gray bird, somewhat lighter underneath, a cocked-tail thrush-like posture, with rusty undertail coverts extending partly down the underside of the long tail, maybe twice the size of the nearby Orange-crowned Warbler, dark gray cap and dark slender bill. It flew towards the pedestrian bridge and we heard the rattle and some mew calls near the bridge maybe 40 minutes later after Gretchen joined us but we couldn't spot it again.’”

In Presidio Park, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was seen this morning in the pines by the road and lawn.

“Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)
- Reported Nov 12, 2017 09:00 by Catherine Zinsky
- Presidio Park, San Diego, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=32.7586515,-117.1931255&ll=32.7586515,-117.1931255
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40476190
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: ‘Seen in pine south of Presidio Mission along roadway--the pines that separate road from large lawn area.’”

Mostly the messenger,

Barbara Carlson
San Diego


 

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Date: 11/13/17 1:02 pm
From: Lesley Marples <lmarples...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Bobolink still present
Seen today 1030 11/12/17 by Lesley Marples and John Top - same location as previously reported.
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Date: 11/13/17 12:09 pm
From: <pagins...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Varied Thrush at Lake O'Neill
in conifers along west side of lake.


Peter
 

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Date: 11/12/17 9:03 pm
From: phil Pryde <PhilPinSD...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Follow-up to Stan's letter
This is a quick follow-up to Stan’s thank-you letter re Oak Titmouses. (Yes, they were coming in to the feeders at Silverwood, as predicted, as were Golden-crowned Sparrows, Quail, and Wrentits). If you haven’t been to Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary recently, here’s some pertinent info. The main attraction is the Observation Area, about a 1/4 mile hike up the paved road, where there is a ls a large number of feeders that bring in virtually all of the chaparral songbirds (except thrashers). Silverwood is not a great venue for vagrant seekers, as it’s on neither the coastal nor montane migration routes. However, it’s a great place for beginning birders, as you can study most of the common chaparral species close up at the feeders. On some days (this was one of them) you can compare, for example, a Fox Sparrow and a Hermit Thrush getting a drink side-by-side, and compare the key differences. This is very helpful for beginners. And if you get tired of sitting at the feeders, there are 5 miles of trails.
Silverwood is also a good place to study tracks and scat.
The Sanctuary is open to the general public only on Sundays, 9 to 4. No entrance fee. It’s at 13003 Wildcat Canyon Road in Lakeside.

Phil Pryde
<philpinsd...>
sandiegoregionbook.com



 

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Date: 11/12/17 6:45 pm
From: Barbara Carlson <barbarac2003...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] eBird’s Gray Catbird and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker today, 11/12
A Gray Catbird was reported on eBird this afternoon in the upper section of Cottonwood Creek Park. I was able to only hear it later this afternoon.

“Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) (1)
- Reported Nov 12, 2017 11:03 by Eve Martin & PC Kroger
- Cottonwood Creek Park--upper, San Diego, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=33.0496536,-117.2915196&ll=33.0496536,-117.2915196
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40472507
- Comments: ‘We were following an unusual rattling ki-ki-ki-ki-ki sound when we spotted it in a scruffy but very popular willow just west of the Cottonwood Creek basin along with a RCKI, OCWA, COYE and some YRWAs. Medium gray bird, somewhat lighter underneath, a cocked-tail thrush-like posture, with rusty undertail coverts extending partly down the underside of the long tail, maybe twice the size of the nearby Orange-crowned Warbler, dark gray cap and dark slender bill. It flew towards the pedestrian bridge and we heard the rattle and some mew calls near the bridge maybe 40 minutes later after Gretchen joined us but we couldn't spot it again.’”

In Presidio Park, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was seen this morning in the pines by the road and lawn.

“Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)
- Reported Nov 12, 2017 09:00 by Catherine Zinsky
- Presidio Park, San Diego, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=32.7586515,-117.1931255&ll=32.7586515,-117.1931255
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40476190
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: ‘Seen in pine south of Presidio Mission along roadway--the pines that separate road from large lawn area.’”

Mostly the messenger,

Barbara Carlson
San Diego
 

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Date: 11/12/17 5:28 pm
From: James Pawlicki <jmpawli10...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Palm Warbler, Summer Tanager in La Mesa
Both were at Harry Griffen Regional Park in La Mesa this morning (Sunday
11/12). PAWA was foraging on grass with small mixed flock at west end of
large lawn where it meets native scrub, and SUTA (apparent imm male) was
initially in tall eucs then bathing at a water feature in yard of private
residence directly north of fenced in dog park in NE section of park.


Jim Pawlicki
La Mesa, CA

 

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Date: 11/12/17 4:01 pm
From: <marc.arndt...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] ID help? Possible Magnolia Warbler Famosa Slough
Tough and tentative ID. Bird seemed to have just bathed and detail was hard to see for a while. Adult female. Gray head, light eye ring, yellow chin, breast to belly. Black streaking on sides. There was also a slightly darker patch on the gray cheek.


I only had my phone, so terrible pics linked. But head, eye ring and chin visible.
On the trail through the willows at the south end of the slough.

Please correct me if I'm mistaken. I know it kind of looks like a Nashville in these shots, but the streaking doesn't really come through.

https://flic.kr/p/21sSsbi https://flic.kr/p/21sSsbi
https://flic.kr/p/21o2zpy https://flic.kr/p/21o2zpy


 

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Date: 11/12/17 3:04 pm
From: Steve Ritt <stevenmritt...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Emory Cove: Tricolored Heron - 11/12/17
Bird is just north of the parking area for South Bay Marine Ecological Preserve, across from the call box marked "75-126". Moving NW.

Steve Ritt
San Diego, CA

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Date: 11/12/17 2:26 pm
From: Stan Walens <stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Thanks on those titmouse areas
Just wanted to thank the many people who provided me with great suggestions on finding oak titmouse near the coast. There were a lot of places to look for them, but I decided to take up Phil Pryde’s offer of meeting us at Silverwood Sanctuary, since we were out near there anyway.

I hadn’t been to Silverwood in decades, and it has really become a wonderful birding spot. Can’t wait to go back next July and do some herping, too.

Stan Walens
San Diego
Nov 12, 2017; 2:25 p.m.
 

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Date: 11/12/17 12:30 pm
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] SDFO Meeting, San Diego County Mammal Atlas, 21 November
SD Birders,


This month we shift gears and discuss the mammals of San Diego. This is THE
unveiling of the atlas, and we should be proud to host such an event. As I
understand, copies of the new atlas are on the way and should be available
for purchase at the meeting.



SDFO Event – November 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm is the next meeting of San Diego
Field Ornithologists.



Program: Scott Tremor will describe the new *San Diego County Mammal Atlas*.
In 2000, inspired by the work then underway for the San Diego County Bird
Atlas, Tremor began to assemble a team of local experts with the goal of
producing a parallel compendium on the county’s mammals. At the time Tremor
was a mammal keeper at the San Diego Zoo, and start-up funding from the
Zoological Society of San Diego enabled the team to coalesce. As the time
this project would require became clearer, in 2004 Tremor moved from the
zoo to the San Diego Natural History Museum to in- crease his effort toward
this goal. San Die- go County’s catastrophic fires of 2003, however,
provided an important opportunity to study the effects of fire on local
mam- mal communities. Then from 2008 to 2014 the museum’s department of
birds and mammals undertook a resurvey of the San Jacinto Mountains,
retracing the expedition of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology in 1908.
Though diversions, these studies and others over the past 15 years
generated so much new perspective that a publication based on data
available in 2000 would be antiquated by 2017. Nevertheless, gaps in our
understanding of San Diego County mammals remain wide, as the states of
knowledge and research needs highlighted in this atlas emphasize.


Scott Tremor is a mammologist at the San Diego Natural History Museum. His
expertise with mammals, especially rare rodents, spans both southern
California and Baja California. This local experience and relationships
with the experts in the region have helped bring this book to completion.



Click here for Meeting Details and Map
<http://www.sandiegofieldornithologists.org/?page_id=61>.

If you were a member of SDFO in 2016 – your 2017 membership must be
renewed. Click here for SDFO membership instructions
<http://www.sandiegofieldornithologists.org/?page_id=43>.



Justyn Stahl

San Diego Field Ornithologists <http://www.sandiegofieldornithologists.org/>

Program Chair/Vice President

 

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Date: 11/11/17 7:43 pm
From: Stan Walens <stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Does anyone know of any coastal oak titmouses right now?
I am taking an east coast birder out tomorrow morning to look for some chaparral birds, and we don’t have time before he has to be at the airport to make it to the mountains.
Does anyone know of any titmouses [yes, that is the correct plural] hanging around nearer to the coast than the Cuyamacas?
Thanks in advance.

Stan Walens
San Diego
Nov 11, 2017; 7:40 p.m.
 

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Date: 11/11/17 3:28 pm
From: <jstock...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Palm Warbler at Sweetwater Reservoir
Birded at Sweetwater Reservoir Saturday afternoon, November 11, 2017. The most interesting bird was a Palm Warbler, just down the hill (toward the shoreline) from the group of large eucalyptus trees a little over half a mile east of the fishing access parking lot. Brownish-gray warbler with prominent pale supercilium, bright yellow undertail coverts, yellowish uppertail coverts and of course, constant tail bobbing.


Jeremiah Stock
Santee, CA
<jscls...>


 

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Date: 11/11/17 12:34 pm
From: <tuckrus...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Black-and-White Warbler in new hotspot: Tecolote Canyon between Genesee and Balboa
Taking Paul Lehman's recent entreaty to bird underbirded areas to heart, this morning I did a fairly thorough inspection of Tecolote Canyon Natural Park between Genesee and Balboa. So far as I can tell, this does not have eBird hotspot status like the rest of Tecolote Canyon south of Balboa. I found it to be pretty birdy, with habitat for a good variety of birds.


The creek here is spring fed, so there is always water to support the live oaks along the banks. Should be good for warblers, flycatchers, and such. Lots of dried wild mustard and such on the hillsides, attracting finches and sparrows. Female birders should feel safe here. According to one of the local homeowners I talked to, they are concerned about the fire hazard from encampments, and work with the rangers to minimize them. I saw no evidence at all. Best approached by parking at Chateau Drive where it intersects Genesee from the east, then crossing Genesee to the trailhead.


Humorously, the two people that accosted me talked of a "blue crane" that plied the creek looking for crawfish and tadpoles, and even rising the local school on occasion. I would "blue heron" during the conversations, but it did not change their name for the bird - which I didn't see today. Nevertheless, I totaled 38 species, including a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER near the Genesee end.


Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40447889 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40447889


Tuck Russell
San Diego

 

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Date: 11/11/17 9:53 am
From: Lesley Handa <lesley.handa...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Female Hooded Merganser at Famosa Slough
blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } Hi folks, 
As of 9:30am, there is female Hooded Merganser at Famosa Slough, north of West Point Loma Blvd. closer to the flood gates. 
Best, Lesley Handa


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

 

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Date: 11/11/17 6:49 am
From: Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Fwd: [nwcalbird] A heads-up
I spoke to the ranger (not sure if this is the right title) about this requirement at San Jacinto Wildlife Area in Riverside county as it has been in force for some time. He said that as of October this year they were not enforcing this law, but he expected that to change in 2018. He also said that groups such as Audubon could make arrangements for field trip waivers. I assume this will be the same locally.

I encountered a similar situation in Oklahoma this year. Birding and photographers were in the same category as hunters and fishermen , that taking a photograph was considered a "catch". I had to register with the state to visit some areas. This is burdensome to out of town visitors who may not be aware of the regulations.

Sent from my iPad

> On Nov 10, 2017, at 10:36 PM, Stan Walens <stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Jude Power posted this to Humboldt Birds listserv, but it has important news for San Diego County, as of January 2018, regarding new charges to gain access to 3 important lagoons and several other areas in S.D. county.as well as in surrounding counties.
>
>
> Stan Walens
> San Diego
> Nov 10, 2017; 10:30 p.m.
>
> ……
>
> Beginning January 2018, we’ll have to pay to use some of our favorite HUM birding areas:
> https://cdfgnews.wordpress.com/2017/10/31/cdfw-expanding-lands-pass-program-to-dozens-of-properties-in-2017-18/
>
>
>

 

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Date: 11/10/17 10:36 pm
From: Stan Walens <stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Fwd: [nwcalbird] A heads-up
Jude Power posted this to Humboldt Birds listserv, but it has important news for San Diego County, as of January 2018, regarding new charges to gain access to 3 important lagoons and several other areas in S.D. county.as well as in surrounding counties.

Stan Walens
San Diego
Nov 10, 2017; 10:30 p.m.

……

Beginning January 2018, we’ll have to pay to use some of our favorite HUM birding areas:
https://cdfgnews.wordpress.com/2017/10/31/cdfw-expanding-lands-pass-program-to-dozens-of-properties-in-2017-18/ <https://cdfgnews.wordpress.com/2017/10/31/cdfw-expanding-lands-pass-program-to-dozens-of-properties-in-2017-18/>


 

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Date: 11/10/17 1:36 pm
From: <rpatton...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] next san elijo monthly bird count monday 13 november

The San Elijo monthly bird count is conducted by volunteers on the second Monday of each month, rain or shine. The next will be Monday 13 November. 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) 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).

Thanks,

R. Patton

San Diego, CA




 

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Date: 11/10/17 10:41 am
From: 'akamauro .' <akamauro1...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Encinitas painted bunting a no-show
The young male painted bunting which appeared briefly at my Encinitas
feeder yesterday has not been seen again. Plenty of bird action this
morning, the feeders are full, and at Steve Brad's insistence, I've laid
out my camera. I suspect it's flown the coop, but you know I'll be looking
for the rest of the winter!

--Andy Mauro
Encinitas

 

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Date: 11/10/17 10:37 am
From: phil Pryde <PhilPinSD...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Bobolink
The Bobolink continues at Crown Point park, being seen between 8 and 8:45 this morning (Friday). It was south of where Gary described, perhaps a hundred yards south of the basketball courts, in the area between (and east of) the middle and southern parking lots. This morning it was associating with a flock of mainly pipits, usually foraging on the periphery of the flock. It isn’t shy, once allowing us to get within about 10 yards of it.
Phil Pryde

<philpinsd...>
sandiegoregionbook.com



 

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Date: 11/9/17 5:03 pm
From: Eric Kallen <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Rose-breasted Grosbeak - Western Hills Park - Bay Park 11 am 11/9/2017
I visited Western Hills Park about 1:30 pm and did not find the grosbeak. I did find a Wilson's warbler and some pishing produced a very curious Townsend's warbler.

Earlier, at the Marston house, I found a red-breasted nuthatch in the large oak in the front yard as well as two Townsend's warblers.

Eric Kallen
Normal Heights

Sent from my iPad

On Nov 9, 2017, at 12:49 PM, John Bruin <johnrbruin...><mailto:<johnrbruin...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...><mailto:<SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>> wrote:



In trees along the edge of the grass on the north side, center of the park. Photos included in my eBird report. I assume first year male.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40396752

John Bruin
Bay Park


 

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Date: 11/9/17 12:49 pm
From: John Bruin <johnrbruin...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Rose-breasted Grosbeak - Western Hills Park - Bay Park 11 am 11/9/2017
In trees along the edge of the grass on the north side, center of the park.
Photos included in my eBird report. I assume first year male.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40396752

John Bruin
Bay Park

 

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Date: 11/9/17 12:35 pm
From: 'akamauro .' <akamauro1...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] painted bunting in Encinitas
I just had a 1st year male painted bunting at my feeder in Encinitas right
now (12:30 pm Thursday, 11/9). Address: 808 Capri Road; Encinitas. Don't
know if it will hang around.

--Andy Mauro
760-753-1266

 

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Date: 11/9/17 12:13 pm
From: <librettist...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cackling geese at Crowne Point
Five cackling geese were grazing across the path from the bobolink this morning (Thursday 11/9). At least one had a white ring around its throat.


Sally M. Gall
La Jolla
 

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Date: 11/8/17 11:51 am
From: <marc.arndt...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Dairy Mart Palm Warbler
While looking for the Green-tailed Towhee (saw it in the brushy area between Stick Pond and little parking lot, I also saw a Palm Warbler in the bigger, even stickier, pond that runs south of the trail leading from the small parking lot.

Marc Arndt
Goden Hill
 

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Date: 11/7/17 3:41 pm
From: 'Trent R. Stanley' <trent.stanley...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Black-and-white warbler @ Zoo
Today, 11/7/17 while working on a project outside the Hummingbird Aviary I
saw a Black-and-white Warbler. It's most likely the same one that's
wintered there for a few years. There was also a Pacific-slope flycatcher,
known to winter in the same spot.
Pics: http://www.sdbirder.com/Birds/MNIVAR2017/

--
Trent R. Stanley
PO BOX 3666
SAN DIEGO CA USA 92163-1666
<trent...>
http://www.sdbirder.com

 

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Date: 11/7/17 12:09 pm
From: Hal Cohen <raptorhal3...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Eurasian Wigeon Breeding Male in Borrego Springs
Today 11/7/17 a male Eurasian Wigeon was found with American Wigeons at the
Springs RV Park in the first set of ponds after the entrance on DiGiorgio
Rd. It often is alone near the other wigeons. Finally a male that is much
easier to identify than the female observed the past few years.

Hal Cohen
Borrego Springs

 

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Date: 11/6/17 3:34 pm
From: Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] B-t Blue Warbler, 3 Plumbeous Vireos
In the interest of general bird news, I had a male BLACK-THROATED BLUE
WARBLER this morning (Monday) in an "undisclosed" not-so-nice area of
town, where a couple "questionable activities" were going down around
me. So please trust me when I say, "You don't want to know!"  In nicer
areas, I had a surprising THREE PLUMBEOUS VIREOS. One was behind the
Chula Vista Presbyterian Church on Hilltop Drive in, you guessed it,
Chula Vista. In nearby Hilltop Park were 3 Western Tanagers and 1
Bullock's Oriole--all probably wintering locally. Along the Sweetwater
River in Chula Vista was a returning wintering Nashville Warbler. The
other two Plumbeous Vireos were both in Heritage Park in eastern Chula
Vista--at opposite ends of the park; one bird has a tad of yellow-olive
on lower flank and the other one does not--and where there was also a
Red-naped Sapsucker and a returning wintering Yellow Warbler. Another
Nashville Warbler downtown at Seaport Village MIGHT be a returning
wintering bird.

--Paul Lehman,  San Diego



 

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Date: 11/6/17 2:35 pm
From: John Bruin <johnrbruin...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Nelson's Sparrow - Kendall-Frost Marsh Reserve
Went to this location to see if a Nelson's might be around. Just after high
tide (6.3) a Nelson's Sparrow popped out of the brush landed in the mesh
fence for a minute or so and then buried itself back in the bushes. Was not
seen again. The bird was a ways off and it's head was on the other side of
the fence. A couple of low quality photos here at my eBird report.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40347496

John Bruin
Bay Park

 

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Date: 11/6/17 11:53 am
From: <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Yellow-shafted Flicker in Descanso
I visited the pond in Descanso ( near Japatul/I-8) this morning looking for the solitaire and or varied thrush recently reported.


Those birds were not seen. But as consolation prize I found a female Yellow-shafted flicker - a very shy bird, and a dark-morph furrugnious hawk. Also, seemingly out of place, an American Pipit at the pond. Lots of lark sparrows too.


Terrible, really bad, ID pics posted with my ebird post that will be up soon.


Eric Kallen
San Diego
 

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Date: 11/6/17 8:27 am
From: Jimmy McMorran <bigshell53...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Re: Lowland Evening Grosbeak (11/6/17)
I should add that I observed the grosbeak perched in a eucalyptus tree right where the meeting was taking place, before flying up towards the industrial area, and was not just a flyover.
Thanks,
Jimmy McMorran
Leucadia, CA

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 6, 2017, at 8:12 AM, Jimmy McMorran <bigshell53...> wrote:
>
> Hi Birders,
> While at a pre-construction meeting this morning Nov 6, at 7:00 am, I observed a (non) adult male, but a female-type Evening Grosbeak giving it’s piercing PEER call. Oddly enough I was at a concrete plant in the canyon north of 7670 Trade Street, and is where I last saw it fly up and out of the canyon toward this industrial area. I have been driving through this industrial area listening for it, but no luck. There are many pines, eucalyptus, and other large trees. So it could be in the area, or maybe flew right on over? Just wanted to get the word out in case anybody wanted to poke around. I did hear two Red-breasted Nuthatch in this area during my drive.
>
> Good Birding,
> Jimmy McMorran
> Leucadia , CA
> 8:07–11/6/17
>
> Sent from my iPhone

 

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Date: 11/6/17 8:13 am
From: Jimmy McMorran <bigshell53...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Lowland Evening Grosbeak (11/6/17)
Hi Birders,
While at a pre-construction meeting this morning Nov 6, at 7:00 am, I observed a (non) adult male, but a female-type Evening Grosbeak giving it’s piercing PEER call. Oddly enough I was at a concrete plant in the canyon north of 7670 Trade Street, and is where I last saw it fly up and out of the canyon toward this industrial area. I have been driving through this industrial area listening for it, but no luck. There are many pines, eucalyptus, and other large trees. So it could be in the area, or maybe flew right on over? Just wanted to get the word out in case anybody wanted to poke around. I did hear two Red-breasted Nuthatch in this area during my drive.

Good Birding,
Jimmy McMorran
Leucadia , CA
8:07–11/6/17

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/5/17 3:55 pm
From: Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] ageing/sexing some rarities, Palm Warbler glut, dark-lored White-crowned, Clay-colored
Seems like it is raining (OK, maybe a light drizzle) PALM WARBLERS as of
late--at least for San Diego standards, which are pretty low for this
species locally compared to the larger numbers that are typically found
in coastal central and northern California in fall. My shared-count is
up to at least 6 new birds this past week, with 3 new ones today
(Sunday): 2 at FRNC and we (Barbara Carlson and I) also had one at the
Ocean Blvd gate to North Island NAS in Coronado. Also in residential
Coronado today, a DARK-LORED adult White-crowned Sparrow--very rare
along the coast--was present along Country Club Drive.  The brightish
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continues today (since Thursday) in a Savannah
Sparrow flock at the Sunset ball fields in the TRV (fide Guy M.).

Lastly, just a note to encourage folks to be careful when reporting the
age and sex of some rarities (or any bird, for that matter) to both this
listserve and especially to eBird, as a number of them of have been
mis-aged or -sexed as of late. One or two of the Scarlet Tanagers were
mis-sexed, one or two of the Blackpoll Warblers were sexed, and at least
a couple of the season's stakeout Painted Redstarts have been reported
as "adult males" but ALL Painted Redstarts basically look the same
(except young juveniles near the nest). In the past locally, and
elsewhere in the state, species like Black-throated Blue and Hooded
Warblers are regularly reported as "adult males" in the fall, but
immature males are virtually identical--and are much more likely to
occur. In such cases, it would be better to leave off such added
information on age or sex unless one is truly "certain."

--Paul Lehman,  San Diego



 

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Date: 11/5/17 3:11 pm
From: <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Blackburnian, Palm, Longspur etc.
Some passable pics of recent popular birds posted at:


egk.smugmug.com/photography


Eric Kallen
San Diego
 

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Date: 11/5/17 1:22 pm
From: Eric Kallen <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] FRNC Blackburnian Warbler, 5 Nov
Still present at1:21 pm. Along east fenceline on SE quad of cemetery

Eric Kallen

Sent from my iPhone

On Nov 5, 2017, at 12:30 PM, Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...><mailto:<justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...><mailto:<SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>> wrote:



An incredibly cooperative (too close for camera focus at times) BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER found by Gary is still present along the fence line (1230pm) directly east of the commital shelter.

Justyn Stahl



 

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Date: 11/5/17 12:30 pm
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] FRNC Blackburnian Warbler, 5 Nov
An incredibly cooperative (too close for camera focus at times)
BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER found by Gary is still present along the fence line
(1230pm) directly east of the commital shelter.

Justyn Stahl

 

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Date: 11/5/17 10:25 am
From: Terry Hurst <thurstycat61...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Green -tailed towhees dairy mart stick pond 10 /5 0955am.
They were calling the meow call. South end of stick pond. I lost them but probably still in area.

Terry Hurst
Santee

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Date: 11/5/17 9:17 am
From: Paula Theobald <paulatheo...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Famosa slough
Red-necked grebe became active when sun peeked though at about 8:45 in main pond.
Paula Theobald

 

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Date: 11/5/17 8:25 am
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] La Jolla Black Scoter 5 Nov
Pretty slow this morning in the intermittent drizzle. In one hour I had ~30
Surf Scoters, one male BLACK SCOTER, and ~10 Pacific Loons.

Justyn Stahl
San Clemente Island/North Park

 

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Date: 11/5/17 7:44 am
From: Paula Theobald <paulatheo...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Crowne point
Bobolink, Lapland longspur and painted redstart all present this morning in previously reported spots.
Paula Theobald

 

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Date: 11/4/17 6:39 pm
From: 'Trent R. Stanley' <trent.stanley...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] New Painted Bunting, Palm Warbler, and Green tailed towhee
Eric Kallen and I arrived shortly after 10AM at the Dairy Mart stick pond
after striking out on rarities at Greenwood Cemetery. We encountered
another female birder who said there was at least 2-3 Green-tailed towhee's
and she had two of them in one photo. I thought I heard the Palm Warbler
calling a few times, but couldn't pin it down... We managed to see at least
two Green-tailed towhee and have them into the same photo. No luck on the
Painted Bunting at the community gardens.

Pics:
http://www.sdbirder.com/Birds/1142017-Green-tailed-Towhees-and-Others/



On Sat, Nov 4, 2017 at 9:27 AM, Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...>
[SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
wrote:

>
>
> Saturday morning there is a new, female type painted bunting associated
> with the huge house finch flock at the community garden on Hollister Avenue
> in the TRV. The flock is usually in the big weedy area along the west side
> of the community garden plots, though occasionally goes into the plots
> themselves. Of course there is no guarantee the bird will stay with the
> house finches and could go off on its own. It is moderately green above and
> yellowish underneath, but not super bright. Also this morning there is a
> new Palm warbler and a new green tailed towhee in all the weeds on the
> south side of the stick pond at Dairy Mart. Visiting birders in town this
> morning report that both the red-necked grebe and tricolored Heron continue.
>
> Yesterday, Barbara Carlson and I checked Crown Point on Mission Bay at the
> high tide for sparrows and only had one single Large-billed Savannah. There
> continues 5 cackling geese on the high school ball fields near lower Rose
> Creek, and there was an adult yellow crowned night heron at Vacation Isle,
> probably one of the same birds that frequents the San Diego River Channel
> area, but who knows.
>
> Paul Lehman, San Diego
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Date: 11/4/17 3:31 pm
From: Gary Nunn <garybnunn...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Point La Jolla seawatch – Ancient Murrelets, Brown Booby, Nov 04, 2017
Made a 3 hour seawatch at Point La Jolla this morning starting at 7:15am
Nov 04, 2017. A few other birders there including Stan Walens, Bob Miller,
Jane Mygatt.

No sign of migrating seaducks or loons in any numbers. Just a handful of
Surf Scoters. Did see one nice Red-throated Loon flying south, also a
couple each Common and Pacific Loons.

Highlights were two ANCIENT MURRELET that I spotted flying in together from
the north just grazing the outer edge of inner kelp bed. Brilliant white
underparts, dark blackish upperparts without any white scapular marks,
shrunken headed looking black on the face/head front with sort of bill-less
appearance. Shade larger and tubbier looking than Scripps's Murrelet.
They stalled and hit the water together just south of the point but could
not be detected again once in the water.

Stan Walens also spotted a fine looking male "brewsteri" BROWN BOOBY, very
snappy looking plumage and with much white about the face/head, it circled
quite close over the nearby kayak fisherpeople.

--
Gary Nunn
you can find me on twitter, @garybnunn

 

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Date: 11/4/17 3:07 pm
From: John Galt <johnny_galt1...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Townsend's solitaire at C_Smith's_pond 4nov, 1305-1355hrs ( Decanso)
> Solitaire remained within 30 yards of east side of pond, thrice chased off by black phoebes but always returning, no varied seen nor heard
R


 

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Date: 11/4/17 3:05 pm
From: phil Pryde <PhilPinSD...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Lapland Longspur continues
The previously reported Lapland Longspur was still present at 2 p.m. today (Sat.) in with the large flock of Horned Larks (plus a few A. Pipits) in the NE corner of the Fiesta Isl. dog park. If you go in the main gate, the HOLA flock when I was there was no more than a hundred yards in, on the left.
The Longspur was very cooperative and I got a long look at it. Based on Sibley’s depictions, I’d call it a first winter bird. Is that what others thought? There may still be two in the area, because the one I was studying looked slightly different than Gary’s pictures (brighter orange-brown on the wings, more like Sibley’s paintings, and blacker, more distinct malar stripe).

Phil Pryde, San Diego

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Date: 11/4/17 1:13 pm
From: Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] on chasing rare hummingbirds....
I hear that the stakeout male Broad-billed Hummmingbird here in San
Diego was present early this morning (Saturday) for no more than an hour
after dawn and then has gone M.I.A. since that time, despite a good
number of observers present on site for hours. Whatever ends up
happening with this bird, is does remind me of an important "rule" that
many birders have learned the hard way east of the Rockies, at least.
That is, many hummingbirds are diurnal migrants, and there have been
MANY examples of rare, stakeout western or southern hummingbirds in the
East, Midwest, or South coming to a feeder for days, but then when it is
time to depart, it comes for one or two feedings right after dawn on its
final day and THEN leaves.  Birders who decided to arrive later on in
the morning, or waited to hear that the bird was "still present" and
then chased it, were sadly disappointed to hear that they had missed the
bird by only minutes or by a couple hours. Sometimes, the stakeout
hummer is coming to someone's backyard feeder, and so there are public
visiting hours which the birder cannot control. And in the case of this
San Diego Broad-billed, there is no feeder at all, as the bird is
frequenting a riparian area.  But the bottom line is:  If you are
chasing a rare hummingbird stakeout, best to get there as soon after
dawn as possible. Just to play it safe.

Also, for those interested, at the Broad-billed site there is also a
young male hummingbird for the past several days which appears to be an
Allen's (or Rufous) X Anna's hybrid.  Many photos taken.

--Paul Lehman,  San Diego



 

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Date: 11/4/17 12:59 pm
From: Gary Nunn <garybnunn...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Crown Point East park, Pacific Beach - Bobolink & more, Nov 04, 2017
Wonderful open views of buffy colored BOBOLINK in among Horned Larks at Crown Point East park in Pacific Beach. Feeding on open short turf grass south of basketball court and car park area. In the largest open grass area. Also a LAPLAND LONGSPUR in same flock.

Just north of basket ball court here also the wintering PAINTED REDSTART continues in largest carrotwood tree west side of blue topped shade structures next to children's playground.

Gary Nunn,
Pacific Beach

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Date: 11/4/17 11:55 am
From: <stevanbrad...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] photos of Chestnut-sided Warbler Lower San Dieguito Park 11/4
photos in my ebird report


https://goo.gl/h6HdSW https://goo.gl/h6HdSW



bird was in a very large flock of mostly Yellow rumps, Black and white Warbler was a part of the flock too
Alas the park maintenance man and his VERY loud leaf blower dispensed most of the flock to parts unknown
as stated earlier between entrance and wedding pavilion in very large pine tree and nearby trees


good birding your way


steve brad
Leucadia


 

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Date: 11/4/17 9:27 am
From: Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] New Painted Bunting, Palm Warbler, and Green tailed towhee
Saturday morning there is a new, female type painted bunting associated with the huge house finch flock at the community garden on Hollister Avenue in the TRV. The flock is usually in the big weedy area along the west side of the community garden plots, though occasionally goes into the plots themselves. Of course there is no guarantee the bird will stay with the house finches and could go off on its own. It is moderately green above and yellowish underneath, but not super bright. Also this morning there is a new Palm warbler and a new green tailed towhee in all the weeds on the south side of the stick pond at Dairy Mart. Visiting birders in town this morning report that both the red-necked grebe and tricolored Heron continue.

Yesterday, Barbara Carlson and I checked Crown Point on Mission Bay at the high tide for sparrows and only had one single Large-billed Savannah. There continues 5 cackling geese on the high school ball fields near lower Rose Creek, and there was an adult yellow crowned night heron at Vacation Isle, probably one of the same birds that frequents the San Diego River Channel area, but who knows.

Paul Lehman, San Diego

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Date: 11/4/17 9:27 am
From: Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] New Painted Bunting, Palm Warbler, and Green tailed towhee
Saturday morning there is a new, female type painted bunting associated with the huge house finch flock at the community garden on Hollister Avenue in the TRV. The flock is usually in the big weedy area along the west side of the community garden plots, though occasionally goes into the plots themselves. Of course there is no guarantee the bird will stay with the house finches and could go off on its own. It is moderately green above and yellowish underneath, but not super bright. Also this morning there is a new Palm warbler and a new green tailed towhee in all the weeds on the south side of the stick pond at Dairy Mart. Visiting birders in town this morning report that both the red-necked grebe and tricolored Heron continue.

Yesterday, Barbara Carlson and I checked Crown Point on Mission Bay at the high tide for sparrows and only had one single Large-billed Savannah. There continues 5 cackling geese on the high school ball fields near lower Rose Creek, and there was an adult yellow crowned night heron at Vacation Isle, probably one of the same birds that frequents the San Diego River Channel area, but who knows.

Paul Lehman, San Diego

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Date: 11/4/17 8:49 am
From: stevan brad <stevanbrad...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Chestnut-sided warbler lower san dieguito park
Was in pine trees halfway between entrance and wedding pavilion   have not seen the bird for 30 minutes now. PhotographedSteve bradLeucadia

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Date: 11/3/17 8:27 pm
From: <txsandpiper...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Re: Broad-billed Hummingbird Continues 3 NOV 2017
Perhaps of interest to those planning their weekends, the male BROAD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD found by J. Spaulding continued this afternoon, 3 NOV 2017, at the same location as previously described.

Tito Gonzalez
Carlsbad, CA
 

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Date: 11/3/17 5:59 pm
From: Barbara Carlson <barbarac2003...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Fiesta Island – Lapland Longspurs, Nov 03, 2017
One of the Lapland Longspur continued this evening in the north
section with the Horned Larks.
Barbara Carlson San Diego
On Nov 3, 2017 3:57 PM, "Gary Nunn <garybnunn...>
[SanDiegoRegionBirding]"
<SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> wrote:

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Took a lunch time walk around the fenced dog run at Fiesta Island,
Mission Bay today Nov. 03, 2017.

In the open barren earth area near the north entrance I found two
LAPLAND LONGSPUR feeding together with about 100 Horned Larks. I
had scanned about halfway through the larks when I noticed them
squinting and turning heads skywards, of course a Merlin came by
and flushed all birds and they were gone.

I came across what looked like one of the same Lapland Longspur
individuals a short while later in the middle section of the dog
run. And then on leaving the north entrance one was back in that
area.

Photos in eBird checklist here
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40288104

--
Gary Nunn
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Date: 11/3/17 5:24 pm
From: <tuckrus...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Red-Necked Grebe continues at Famosa Slough, as do homeless encampments
The Red-Necked Grebe seen over the last couple of days continued late this afternoon. Because it kept to the eastern shore, I birded the rest of the slough, hoping it would be closer later (it was ). I was appalled at the state of the culvert puddle area. There is an encampment literally on top of this bird magnet feature. Stuff on all the banks, and even a folding chair in the water. The vegetation is getting badly trampled. Other new encampments have sprouted up nearby since my last visit a month ago.


It's worse than I've ever seen it. Hopefully, someone on this list serv has contact with the rangers. I know in the recent past they have moved people on. It's time for another sweep, I'm afraid.


Tuck Russell
San Diego
 

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Date: 11/3/17 4:39 pm
From: Ethna Piazza <ethna.piazza...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Several Red-Breasted nuthatches
For the last few weeks, several red-breasted nuthatches have been on Mount Soledad in the Summit.  The last two days, I have seen and heard at least two pairs in pines on Caminito Cruzada.  I got a few photos, but they are very high so very cropped.  They are very active moving about the tops of the trees.  - Ethna

 

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Date: 11/3/17 3:57 pm
From: Gary Nunn <garybnunn...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Fiesta Island – Lapland Longspurs, Nov 03, 2017
Took a lunch time walk around the fenced dog run at Fiesta Island, Mission
Bay today Nov. 03, 2017.

In the open barren earth area near the north entrance I found two LAPLAND
LONGSPUR feeding together with about 100 Horned Larks. I had scanned about
halfway through the larks when I noticed them squinting and turning heads
skywards, of course a Merlin came by and flushed all birds and they were
gone.

I came across what looked like one of the same Lapland Longspur individuals
a short while later in the middle section of the dog run. And then on
leaving the north entrance one was back in that area.

Photos in eBird checklist here
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40288104

--
Gary Nunn
you can find me on twitter, @garybnunn

 

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Date: 11/3/17 3:01 pm
From: phil Pryde <PhilPinSD...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Golden Eagle program
Not a bird report, but this program on Golden Eagles might be of interest to some, so I’m passing it along.

Program: “Golden Eagle Research in Southern California”
Sponsor: Anza-Borrego Foundation
When: November 10 and 11, 2017

Lecture: Friday, November 10
Time: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Steele-Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center (W. end of Tilting T Drive), Borrego Springs
Instructor: Robert N. Fisher, USGS
Cost: $5 at the door; no charge if enrolled in the Saturday field trip.

Field Class: The field class will drive to GOEA locations and view nesting sites, discuss eagle ecology and biology, monitoring methods, and conservation challenges.
Saturday, November 11
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Please register in advance; limited enrollment - $50 for ABF members; $60 for non-members

For more information, and to register: www.The ABF.org <http://abf.org/>. / 760-767-0446

Phil Pryde, San Diego

Phil Pryde
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sandiegoregionbook.com



 

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Date: 11/3/17 12:53 pm
From: Charles Jackson <socalbirder8...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Red-necked Grebe continuing at Famosa Slough
Continuing at 1225 (03 Nov). In main pond, south side of slough. Working its way to north end of that big pond. Rather distant view...about in the middle.

Charles

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> On Nov 3, 2017, at 07:44, John Bruin <johnrbruin...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Present at 7:40 Friday November 3. Main pond
>
> John Bruin
> Bay Park
>

 

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Date: 11/3/17 11:51 am
From: 'Phil Unitt' <unitt...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cackling Goose at La Jolla Cove.
Dear friends,



The recent surge of Cackling Geese into San Diego County has resulted in five individuals being brought to Project Wildlife. Three of these, from the Oceanside pier, Moonlight State Beach, and Del Mar, have died, and Linda King brought them to me at the museum yesterday. They are not prepared yet—three geese, even small ones, make a big project! But now we have the raw material for answering the question, which subspecies are they, leucopareia (Aleutian), minima (Cackling proper), or something else? Without having compared or measured them yet, so far all I can say is that none of them is obviously Aleutian. One has a slight white ring at the base of the black neck on the front side only, the others have no obvious white ring at all. In color they seem harmonious with the specimens of minima in the museum’s collection, some of which also have a slight partial white ring. We have only one specimen of the Aleutian (had been in captivity at Sea World), and it is quite different. I’ll report back with a more definitive analysis once we have the new specimens prepared, but it looks like our recent influx of Cackling Geese is not of the formerly endangered Aleutian.



Good birding,



Philip Unitt

San Diego



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Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cackling Goose at La Jolla Cove.





On lawn just west of Bridge Club. Lone bird.






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Date: 11/3/17 11:48 am
From: Lesley Handa <lesley.handa...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cackling Goose Liberty Station
blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } Hi Folks,
There is a lone Cackling Goose in the water by Liberty Station.  It is closer to the bridge towards San Diego Bay. 
Best,Lesley Handa



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Date: 11/3/17 9:47 am
From: <bob.miller...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cackling Goose at La Jolla Cove.
On lawn just west of Bridge Club. Lone bird.
 

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Date: 11/3/17 9:27 am
From: Susan Smith <seiurus...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Photos of San Diego Botanic Garden Thick-billed Kingbird, Encinitas Nov 1
Jo Quinn has posted photos of the subject bird on her blog page at http://josmorningwalk.blogspot.com/2017/11/spotting-thick-billed-kingbird-at-garden.html


Thanks Jo, it is a new bird for the SDB Garden! And the Verdin is new too. sue


Susan Smith
Seiurus Biological Consulting
Del Mar, CA





 

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Date: 11/3/17 7:44 am
From: John Bruin <johnrbruin...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Red-necked Grebe continuing at Famosa Slough
Present at 7:40 Friday November 3. Main pond

John Bruin
Bay Park

 

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Date: 11/2/17 4:53 pm
From: patricia <pnell...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Verdin - San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA, Nov.2, 2017
Today, Nov. 2, 2017, at around noon, Sue Smith and I observed a Verdin on the slope north of the Ecke Building at the San Diego Botanic Garden. This slope is adjacent to the Native Plants and Native People Area of the Garden.

Gretchen Nell
Leucadia
 

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Date: 11/2/17 4:29 pm
From: Susan Smith <seiurus...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Thick-billed Kingbird (another) shows up at the San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas, Nov 1
Hi SD Birders--Yesterday, Nov 1, Jo Quinn found and photographed a Thick-billed Kingbird at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas. It was in the Cork Oak and Torrey pine area just east of the Gift Shop. Photos were confirmed by Guy McCaskie. Efforts to relocate this bird today ( Nov 2) between 10 and 1pm were not successful, but it may still be in the general area.


Susan Smith
Seiurus Biological Consulting
Del Mar, CA




 

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Date: 11/2/17 2:45 pm
From: Paula Theobald <paulatheo...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Vermilion Flycatcher in Kearney Mesa
It would be interesting to know if the southern San Diego vermilion flycatchers originate on the Bonsall breeding ground. There has been a stable breeding population of 6-7 pairs at the former San Luis Rey Downs golf course for several years. That’s a lot of juveniles!
Paula Theobald

It’s a magical world, Hobbes, ol’ buddy…Let’s go exploring!

> On Nov 2, 2017, at 1:59 PM, <jstock...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> wrote:
>
> I often have my lunch break at Hickman Field in Kearney Mesa and today there was a young male Vermilion Flycatcher at one of the baseball/softball fields in the southwest part of the complex. The flycatcher was mostly red underneath, but throat and upper breast were white. The crown was mottled red and dark brown. There was also a Peregrine Falcon on the power line tower in the SW corner of the parking lot. Hickman Field is a sports field complex northeast of the intersection of Clairemont Mesa Blvd. and the 805 Freeway.
>
>
>
> Jeremiah Stock
>
> Santee, CA
>
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Date: 11/2/17 1:59 pm
From: <jstock...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Vermilion Flycatcher in Kearney Mesa
I often have my lunch break at Hickman Field in Kearney Mesa and today there was a young male Vermilion Flycatcher at one of the baseball/softball fields in the southwest part of the complex. The flycatcher was mostly red underneath, but throat and upper breast were white. The crown was mottled red and dark brown. There was also a Peregrine Falcon on the power line tower in the SW corner of the parking lot. Hickman Field is a sports field complex northeast of the intersection of Clairemont Mesa Blvd. and the 805 Freeway.


Jeremiah Stock
Santee, CA
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Date: 11/2/17 12:26 pm
From: John Bruin <johnrbruin...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Red-necked Grebe -Famosa Slough
Still present at 12:20. Was at north end. Now more middle of the main pond

John Bruin
Bay Park

 

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Date: 11/2/17 11:34 am
From: Lesley Handa <lesley.handa...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Red-necked Grebe at Famosa
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Hi Folks,
Apologies for any typos, I'm typing this on my phone at Famosa Slough and there is a Red-Necked Grebe in the larger pond. It was first spotted at 10:38am and I confirmed the description with Phil at the museum. 
Best,Lesley Handa

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Date: 11/2/17 11:10 am
From: Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Palm W., Clay-colored & 4 Vespers, Sage Thrasher, etc.
On Thursday the 2nd, a PALM WARBLER was along the south side of the
defunct sod farm in the TRV, where also an impressive total of 3 VESPER
SPARROWS. A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was in a flock of Savannahs at the
Sunset ballfields, also in the TRV. Nearby, in Otay Mesa/Nestor, a
NASHVILLE WARBLER (and Yellow Warbler) have returned for their second
winter to the same tree in Montgomery Waller Park. Also a returning
Bullock's Oriole in Sunnyslope Park.

On Weds the 1st, a late HOODED ORIOLE (imm male) was in Southcrest
Community Park in south San Diego, where it could well over-winter. A
count of 250 Ring-necked Ducks at Santee Lakes was fairly high, and a
returning Yellow Warbler was there as well.

And on Tuesday, Oct 31, the long-staying stakeout SAGE THRASHER was
still at the Fiesta Island dog run; most previous sightings have been in
the middle section, but on this day it was farther to the south. Also
still present is a long-staying VESPER SPARROW near the north end.  And
while I was there, 2 SNOW GEESE flew over, heading south.

--Paul Lehman,  San Diego



 

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Date: 11/2/17 7:30 am
From: John Galt <johnny_galt1...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Broad-billed Hummingbird still here 2nov 0731
As found by j Spaulding broadbill hummingbird still present 2nov 0722-0730 at pink flag area, a thanks to j lietzow who spotted it and is presently on site


Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 1, 2017, at 1:01 PM, lruby1 <lruby1...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
> The Broad-billed Hummingbird continues in the same previosly reported spot off the right side of the trail that starts at the north end of Lake Murray Blvd. The pink flags marking the spot are still in place. It can be very difficult to spot when perched, which it is a lot of the time. Scan all of the twigs in the underbrush. Saw him foraging a few times a few hours ago. Beautiful bird.
>
> Lisa Ruby
> Sabre Springs
>
>
>
> Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone
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Date: 11/1/17 1:02 pm
From: lruby1 <lruby1...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Broad-billed Hummingbird still here



The Broad-billed Hummingbird continues in the same previosly reported spot off the right side of the trail that starts at the north end of Lake Murray Blvd. The pink flags marking the spot are still in place. It can be very difficult to spot when perched, which it is a lot of the time. Scan all of the twigs in the underbrush. Saw him foraging a few times a few hours ago. Beautiful bird.
Lisa RubySabre Springs 


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Date: 11/1/17 10:46 am
From: Stan Walens <stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] La Jolla Cove, Nov 1, 2017: ducks, 2 common terns, some FOSs
I was there 7:30-9:30 a.m. today.

It’s been pretty quiet at the Cove, what with the offshore winds. Still waiting for a good NW wind to come in.
Only dozens of black-vented shearwaters, and mostly far offshore.

Loon migration is picking up, but common loons are still the most common species.

Today there was a definite uptick in the number of ducks, both dabbling and sea ducks, moving south. Mostly out beyond the kelp; only a few close enough to whet the appetites of waterfowl-loving photographers.
About 250 scoters/hour, including my FOS white-winged scoter, an adult female [my FOS black scoter, an adult male, was a few days ago].
About 200 dabbling ducks/hour, with the usual species: various teal spp., pintail, shovelers, scaup.
FOS buffflehead [4].
FOS red-breasted merganser [1].

Best birds of the morning comprised [syntax vide Bill Haas] a pair of common terns, adults in basic plumage, close enough to shore that I could easily make out the black outer edges to the tails as well as the wing and head patterns.

Oh well, this afternoon is another day….

Stan Walens
San Diego
Nov. 1, 2017; 10:45 a.m.
 

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Date: 11/1/17 7:52 am
From: Paula Theobald <paulatheo...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Broad-billed hummingbird
Subject bird just returned in spot from yesterday on right side.
Paula Theobald

 

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Date: 10/31/17 11:50 pm
From: 'Phil Unitt' <unitt...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] 2017-10-27 A Week At Clover Flat
Dear friends,



Here’s a little more context for our survey from 23 to 27 October 2017 at Clover Flat, which lies on the north side of Highway 94 east of Campo in southeastern San Diego County. At the time of our field work for the San Diego County Bird Atlas from 1997 to 2002, Clover Flat was within a private ranch and not accessible. Within the past 2 years, it was acquired by the military as a buffer zone for a training area established on the site of the former La Posta microwave station, then transferred to the Back Country Land Trust for management. The frequent gunfire from the training area could be heard from Clover Flat at a distance of over two miles—and continued even during ferocious Santa Ana winds….



Those winds for much of last week didn’t help our survey, but we nevertheless saw some interesting birds. Of resident species, the most interesting was the Ladder-backed Woodpecker. During our work on the bird atlas, Lori Hargrove and Bert and Margaret MacIntosh found it resident and breeding just to the north in Miller Valley—an apparently isolated population of this typically desert species on the coastal slope. Clover Flat is just south of Miller Valley along the same creek, so the Ladder-backed was an objective of our survey. Though October is the nonbreeding season, we saw a male and a female associating as a pair, as well as a few other individuals, so we infer the species is resident here. Nuttall’s Woodpeckers are also in the area, and at one point I heard a Nuttall’s and a Ladder-backed calling back and forth to each other. So hybridization is possible, if not likely, at Clover Flat, and a couple of the birds we saw may have been hybrids: calling like the Ladder-backed but ambiguous in plumage. Adequate study would require the specimen in hand, which we did not have.



Our survey encompassed mammals as well, and we were on the lookout for the white-tailed antelope squirrel, another characteristically desert species found in Miller Valley during our surveys for the bird atlas. In contrast to the Ladder-backed Woodpecker, no luck with this species.



Scott’s Oriole is widespread in south-central San Diego County in the breeding season but sparser in winter. Lea Squires and I heard one singing on three consecutive mornings, 24-26 October, but it was too far off in the chaparral to be seen.



I saw just a single Black-throated Sparrow, so it may have been a disperser rather than a resident at this site. During our work on the bird atlas we found the Black-throated Sparrow resident west to the Tecate Divide, about 6 miles east of Clover Flat, but not on the coastal slope of southern San Diego County.



Among nonresident species our most exciting find was the Red Crossbill—five at the pond at the north end of Clover Flat on 25 October.



Also nice was the White-throated Sparrow Lea Squires photographed on 26 October.



The number of Black-throated Gray Warblers seemed high for this inland area so late in the fall: at least 5 individuals, some seen in the same area for up to 4 consecutive days, making us wonder if they are going to attempt to stay for the winter.



Otherwise, one Hammond’s Flycatcher on 25 October represented the last dregs of fall migration.



Southeastern San Diego County has several scattered wetlands, and the marsh in the center of Clover Flat is among them. As you might expect, these are a huge draw for birds and other wildlife in this dry area. In particular, the water sources at Clover Flat were a big attraction for Lawrence’s Goldfinches. They were difficult to count precisely, but we estimated up to 35 per day.



Our mammal list includes the California ground squirrel, Dulzura kangaroo rat, California pocket mouse, Botta’s pocket gopher, California vole, Bryant’s woodrat, big-eared woodrat (not trapped, but characteristic nests seen), brush mouse, California mouse, cactus mouse, deer mouse, western harvest mouse, black-tailed jackrabbit, desert cottontail, brush rabbit, ornate shrew, big brown bat, bobcat (by motion-detecting camera), coyote, and mule deer. No bat netting on this trip, unfortunately, but we plan for that on future surveys. We deployed electronic detectors of ultrasonic bat calls, but analysis of the recordings is not yet complete.



Thanks to Lea Squires, Scott Tremor, and Lori Hargrove for their work under trying conditions, and to Lori for all the effort arranging the survey in advance. Thanks to Ryan Fitch for helping Scott with the rodent trapping. Thanks to Jack Daynes for his great photos. Thanks to the Back Country Land Trust for authorizing our survey, which should provide a baseline for assessing what we hope are positive changes in the future, as grazing by cattle is lessened or terminated and the marsh and grassland have opportunity to recover. Thanks to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for its sponsorship.



Good birding,



Philip Unitt

San Diego

From: <SanDiegoRegionBirding...> [mailto:<SanDiegoRegionBirding...>] On Behalf Of Jack Daynes <jackdaynes...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding]
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 7:22 PM
To: San Diego Birding <sandiegoregionbirding...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] 2017-10-27 A Week At Clover Flat





I spent most of last week with the San Diego Natural History's science
team in the east county. There were some interesting surprises.

https://shadetreeimaging.com/2017-10-27-a-week-at-clover-flat/

Be well,

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Date: 10/31/17 7:28 pm
From: Jack Daynes <jackdaynes...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] 2017-10-27 A Week At Clover Flat
I spent most of last week with the San Diego Natural History's science
team in the east county. There were some interesting surprises.

https://shadetreeimaging.com/2017-10-27-a-week-at-clover-flat/

Be well,

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Wildlife Photography with
Emphasis on Birds
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N 32° 57' W 117° 04'
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Date: 10/31/17 4:10 pm
From: Mel Senac <msenac...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Broad-billed Hummingbird
A thank you to Kerry Ross( not Eric) for putting up the pink flags on the trail to mark the site. Very kind of you Kerry.
Mel Senac

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Date: 10/31/17 3:46 pm
From: phil Pryde <PhilPinSD...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Broad-billed dude
The brilliantly plumaged male Broad-billed Hummer at 2 p.m. Tues. was still in the reported location (40 yards down the path that extends north from the north end of Lake Murray Blvd, just west of Grossmont College. He seems very territorial, immediately chasing off both Anna’s and Allen’s hummers that dared approach, so he may hang around for a while (and who knows how long he’s already been there).

Since we’re into new and little-visited birding hot spots, this may be a good one. It is very birdy. There is a stream there with water in it in places (at this time of year, may be run-off from Grossmont College, right up the hill. If so, it might run year-round); habitats include dense riparian habitat, reedy areas, many different kinds of large trees, plus a chaparral hillside on the west side. A dead tree has obvious woodpecker holes in it. About 200 yards down the dirt road there is a small man-made pond, now algae-filled, but who knows what it might be like at the end of winter?
This is definitely a site that merits periodic visits.

As we were leaving, Orange County birder Shirley Reynolds (hope I got the name right) heard and visually located a Red-breasted Nuthatch in the pine trees on the left side of the dirt road, right where paved Lake Murray Blvd ends. Also a healthy population of Munias in the area 😕 .

Phil Pryde, San Diego

sandiegoregionbook.com



 

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Date: 10/31/17 1:32 pm
From: <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Broad-billed Hummer
I've posted a few pics of today's Halloween treat. Spectacular bird! Perfect light.


egk.smugmug.com/photography


I started out this moring at the Marston House and found two Townsend's warblers and a hermit thrush.


At the Frisby-golf course on the east side of Balboa Park I found the black&white warbler, a spiffy Myrtle warbler, a clay-colored sparrow and the female-type summer tanager. No luck with the Cape May warbler.


Eric Kallen
Normal Heights
 

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Date: 10/31/17 1:30 pm
From: <slester...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Ross's goose
Hi all!

I wanted to report that I saw a solitary ROSS'S GOOSE yesterday afternoon (4:00 - 4:30 PM) at Point La Jolla near the rock where all the cormorants had gathered. It was floating a bit off shore. I watched it for a while and it never took off or did much else besides float there. From what I can tell, this is the first one seen at Point La Jolla since 2014.

Checklist with photo here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40231532 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40231532


Let me know if you have any questions!


Stephen Lester

North Park

 

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Date: 10/31/17 1:09 pm
From: Mel Senac <msenac...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Broad-billed Hummingbird continues Grossmont college area
I am currently watching the Broad-billed Hummingbird at 1:05 PM on October 31, 2017. Found earlier today by Jeffrey Spalding. Several other birders were present earlier. No one else here at the present time. Drive to the end of Lake Murray Boulevard. Walk 50 yards down the path. There are pink flags( courtesy of Eric) along the path. I have been watching the hummingbird for over an hour. It disappears for a few minutes but generally returns back to the same spot.
Mel Senac
La Jolla

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Date: 10/31/17 11:03 am
From: Jeffrey Spaulding <ornithomedic...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Broad-billed Hummingbird
I found an adult male on a trail off the north end of Lake Murray Blvd. at 10:10 this morning. It was on the right side of the trail, between an old culvert and the 2nd yellow gas line marker in the first of 2 openings in the brush. This is maybe 20-25 yards from the road. It stayed in this area except for a 5 minute foray to points unknown. 

Jeffrey Spaulding
San Diego, CA
 

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Date: 10/30/17 9:21 pm
From: 'Geoffrey Rogers' <rogersgl1952...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Lesser Black-backed Gull, Palm W., 41 W-f Geese
Paul and all,



While doing atlas surveys Phil Unitt and I had 50 fly over the junction of County S2 at SR 79 on 15 January 1999.



Geoff Rogers



From: <SanDiegoRegionBirding...> [mailto:<SanDiegoRegionBirding...>] On Behalf Of Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding]
Sent: Monday, October 30, 2017 7:50 PM
To: <SanDiegoRegionBirding...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Lesser Black-backed Gull, Palm W., 41 W-f Geese





There was a second-cycle LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at the boat launch on
Lower Otay Lake today (Monday the 30th) from approx. 11AM to 1PM (at
least), although it did appear to leave at one point part way through,
though it obviously did return. To see photos of the bird, see Kerry
Ross's eBird list. Also a Least Bittern calling there. At Sweetwater
Reservoir today there was a large flock of 41 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED
GEESE--only a couple larger counts (50) ever in the county that I am
aware of, but there may in fact be others. And also today, the female
AMERICAN REDSTART continues at the north end of Nestor Park in Nestor. A
total of 11 Common Gallinules at the Dairymart ponds was a good count.

On 28 Oct there was a PALM WARBLER in the seedy bowels of south San Diego.

Miscellaneous low-end scarce-but-regular wintering passerines that have
already returned for yet another winter (same birds based on same
plumages and exact locations as previous year(s)):

Yellow Warbler: main Dairymart pond, Hollister X Sunset Ave, Sunset
ballfields (2), Sweetwater River in Chula Vista, Seaport Village,
Riverwalk Golf Course edge in Mission Valley (2).

Black-throated Gray Warbler: north end Nestor Park, Coronado Avenue in
Coronado, Pantoja Park (downtown), Riverwalk Golf Course edge in Mission
Valley (2).

Western Tanager: lawn bowling area in Balboa Park (2), pitch-n'-putt
golf course between Old Town and Presidio Park (2).

Again, this is the low-hanging fruit--not the rarer returning winter stuff.

--Paul Lehman, San Diego




 

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Date: 10/30/17 7:49 pm
From: Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Lesser Black-backed Gull, Palm W., 41 W-f Geese
There was a second-cycle LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at the boat launch on
Lower Otay Lake today (Monday the 30th) from approx. 11AM to 1PM (at
least), although it did appear to leave at one point part way through,
though it obviously did return. To see photos of the bird, see Kerry
Ross's eBird list. Also a Least Bittern calling there. At Sweetwater
Reservoir today there was a large flock of 41 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED
GEESE--only a couple larger counts (50) ever in the county that I am
aware of, but there may in fact be others. And also today, the female
AMERICAN REDSTART continues at the north end of Nestor Park in Nestor. A
total of 11 Common Gallinules at the Dairymart ponds was a good count.

On 28 Oct there was a PALM WARBLER in the seedy bowels of south San Diego.

Miscellaneous low-end scarce-but-regular wintering passerines that have
already returned for yet another winter (same birds based on same
plumages and exact locations as previous year(s)):

Yellow Warbler:  main Dairymart pond, Hollister X Sunset Ave, Sunset
ballfields (2), Sweetwater River in Chula Vista, Seaport Village,
Riverwalk Golf Course edge in Mission Valley (2).

Black-throated Gray Warbler:  north end Nestor Park, Coronado Avenue in
Coronado, Pantoja Park (downtown), Riverwalk Golf Course edge in Mission
Valley (2).

Western Tanager:  lawn bowling area in Balboa Park (2), pitch-n'-putt
golf course between Old Town and Presidio Park (2).

Again, this is the low-hanging fruit--not the rarer returning winter stuff.

--Paul Lehman,  San Diego



 

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Date: 10/30/17 5:57 pm
From: <stlbirdman64...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] RE: BLACKPOLL warbler Mission Bay
Photos in eBird checklist:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40220758 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40220758



The Melaleuca trees at the north edge of the Tecolote Creek channel and before the sandbox play area are infested with warblers and would be a place to check frequently in the next few days if you're in the area!!


Chris Smith


El Cajon


 

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Date: 10/30/17 4:15 pm
From: Barbara Carlson <barbarac2003...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Painted Redstart in Shepherd Canyon continues, 10/30
Tierrasanta continues to host its Painted Redstart in West Shepherd Canyon near the sidewalk area. See Paul Lehman's previous post for details.
Barbara Carlson San Diego
 

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Date: 10/30/17 4:13 pm
From: T Loefke <brackenbadger...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Pac. Golden Plover
Taking Paul and Justyn's challenge to bird some of the less frequented areas, I birded the YMCA Camp Surf (a place specifically mentioned in Justyn's post) this morning Oct. 30th and discovered a single Pacific Golden Plover there giving wonderful views and showing quite bright golden coloration.
The bird was found roughly one mile north of the second jettie, associating loosely with two Black-bellies.
Full description and photos are posted on eBird below.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40219248

Also of less note, an inshore Parasitic Jaeger was seen at Camp Surf flying south just outside the break.

Also, the flock of Cackling Geese on North Island continue today, they are easily seen through the fence from the Cassin's Sparrow spot at the end of 8th Street on Coronado.
Photos and description are also on eBird.

Nothing of note was found at the Tijuana Estuary or IB Sports Park. No Geese on the Mar Vista ball fields today.

--Trysten Loefke
Valley Center

 

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Date: 10/30/17 2:08 pm
From: C K Smith <stlbirdman64...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Blackpoll warbler Mission Bay
Female type HY BLACKPOLL warbler north of Tecolote Creek mouth in Melaluca trees. Now 1400 hrs
Chris Smith

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Date: 10/30/17 1:31 pm
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Re: CAPE MAY WARBLER, Clay-colored Sparrow, B&W Warbler, Summer Tanager
Clarification:

"From the pool parking walk SE PAST a large bottle brush and you'll see a
wood chip trail lined with pink flags. The trail ends at the course where
the bird WAS."

Justyn

On Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 12:25 PM, Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...>
wrote:

> At around 11am, Nicole Desnoyers stumbled on to a nice group of birds at
> the NE corner of Balboa Park this morning, 30 October.
>
> The briefly seen CAPE MAY WARBLER has not been relocated yet, but is being
> searched for by a small group. Also in the area: Summer Tanager,
> Clay-colored Sparrow, and likely a returning Black-and-White Warbler.
>
> The area is the NW corner of the Morley Field Disc Golf Course, accessible
> by parking at the swimming pool at Texas St and Upas St and walking south
> east about 200 yards to the edge of the Disc Golf course. Common sense
> would dictate you stay off the actual course.
>
> Reporting for Nicole,
> Justyn Stahl
> San Clemente Island
>

 

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Date: 10/30/17 12:25 pm
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] CAPE MAY WARBLER, Clay-colored Sparrow, B&W Warbler, Summer Tanager
At around 11am, Nicole Desnoyers stumbled on to a nice group of birds at
the NE corner of Balboa Park this morning, 30 October.

The briefly seen CAPE MAY WARBLER has not been relocated yet, but is being
searched for by a small group. Also in the area: Summer Tanager,
Clay-colored Sparrow, and likely a returning Black-and-White Warbler.

The area is the NW corner of the Morley Field Disc Golf Course, accessible
by parking at the swimming pool at Texas St and Upas St and walking south
east about 200 yards to the edge of the Disc Golf course. Common sense
would dictate you stay off the actual course.

Reporting for Nicole,
Justyn Stahl
San Clemente Island

 

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Date: 10/29/17 5:33 am
From: Barbara Carlson <barbarac2003...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Clay-colored Sparrow in Ramona
Yesterday, 10/28, Nancy Christensen found and photographed a Clay-colored Sparrow in Collier Park in Ramona. It was in the flock of Chipping Sparrows which move around quite a bit, but were feeding in the lawn area mostly near the restrooms.

Barbara Carlson
San Diego

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Date: 10/28/17 1:10 pm
From: Sonja Beeve <lunaskye13...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] American Redstart
Apologies for the delay in posting, didn't have phone w/ me.  Michael & I had a female type American Redstart in the NW area of Nestor Park, by the apartments around 11:15. It was in the willows on the right side (looking towards the apartments) above the chain-link fence at the culvert. It was flitting around incessantly, so no photos. :(  We were watching for about 15 min.  We pointed it out to one other birder that was there. Sonja Beevé                         (Luna Nightwynd)         )O( google.com/+ SonjaBeeveLunaNightwynd

 

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Date: 10/28/17 12:22 pm
From: Stan Walens <stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] La Jolla Cove, October 28
Scouting out the Cove for tomorrow’s Audubon walk. Overcast, windless, flat ocean.

But migration has picked up. About 300 surf scoters, most adult male, and two adult male white-winged scoters. Skeins of dabbling ducks, mostly American wigeon, pintail , a few shovelers and some teal. 1 hooded merganser.

Loon migration now about equal numbers of common and Pacific loons. No red throated loons yet.
A half dozen Bonaparte’s gulls, two adults and four first-winters.

700 Black-vented shearwaters and 90 Cassin’s auklets. 1 parasitic jaeger.

Wandering tattlers, black turnstones, and one black oystercatcher remains in the area of children’s pool and seal rock.

Stan Walens
San Diego
October 28, 2017; 11:45 AM

 

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Date: 10/28/17 11:20 am
From: Eric Kallen <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at Coronado Tidelands Park
Scissor-tailed fly hangs out in the hotel grounds adjacent -north- to the park.

Pics later at egk.smugmug.com/photography<http://egk.smugmug.com/photography>

Myrtle warbler too.

Thanks, Ryan.

Eric Kallen

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On Oct 28, 2017, at 9:57 AM, Eric Kallen <eric...><mailto:<eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...><mailto:<SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>> wrote:



Now at NW corner of park
Eric Kallen

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On Oct 28, 2017, at 9:14 AM, <birder.rma...><mailto:<birder.rma...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...><mailto:<SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>> wrote:



Flying around in circles for like 2 minutes, just flew out of sight but might be in the area.

Ryan Andrews
Valley Center


 

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Date: 10/28/17 10:05 am
From: <marc.arndt...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Black and White Warbler 28th St. Park
Presumably returning bird, seen here multiple times (usually under "Golden Hill General Area'). In trees near restroom at 28th & Ash St. Specifically the tree between the two green concrete picnic tables. Also saw 3 Chipping Sparrows, but spooked and couldn't relocate.

Given the recent emails about small parks I placed a pin called "28th Street Park" in this birdy park near my home.


Marc Arndt
Golden Hill

 

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Date: 10/28/17 9:57 am
From: Eric Kallen <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at Coronado Tidelands Park
Now at NW corner of park
Eric Kallen

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On Oct 28, 2017, at 9:14 AM, <birder.rma...><mailto:<birder.rma...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...><mailto:<SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>> wrote:



Flying around in circles for like 2 minutes, just flew out of sight but might be in the area.

Ryan Andrews
Valley Center


 

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Date: 10/28/17 9:14 am
From: <birder.rma...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at Coronado Tidelands Park
Flying around in circles for like 2 minutes, just flew out of sight but might be in the area.

Ryan Andrews
Valley Center
 

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Date: 10/28/17 8:44 am
From: terry hurst <thurstycat61...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] More information on Cassin’s Finches at Lake Cuyamaca
10/28 a group of fishermen flushed at least 10 Cassin’s Finches out of a tree in the same area I found them yesterday. North end of lake Cuyamaca parking lot.They flew west. I don’t hear them anymore so they MIGHT have moved on. I don’t know for sure.

 Terry HurstSantee

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Date: 10/28/17 6:33 am
From: Jayne-Earthlink <jaynelesley...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Dieguito Monthly Bird Count - Next Sunday, November 5 th.
This is a reminder that the November 2017 San Dieguito monthly bird count is the first Sunday in November - next Sunday, November 5th. Everyone is welcome - interested, beginners, experienced birders.

Daylight Savings time ends on that Sunday. So remember to turn clocks back and snooze a little longer.

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.

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

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

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Date: 10/27/17 10:37 pm
From: Terry Hurst <thurstycat61...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] A male and female Cassin’s Finch, Lake Cuyamaca, 10/27
Hello all,
Found at the north end of the main parking lot in the area that has the partitions for the camping spaces. Other interesting finds a Fox Sparrow in the little grove of trees just south of the tackle shop, a Hermit Warbler in the same area, and a Bonaparte’s Gull.

Terry Hurst
Santee
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Date: 10/27/17 7:28 pm
From: 'David Povey' <dpovey...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Oct. 22, 2017 BVAS/Grande pelagic results
Sorry for the tardy report. Seems we were a bit overshadowed by a drab
sparrow in Coronado.

The trip was somewhat sparse for birds as was the Sept. trip this year.
Unfortunately we could not pull out a rarity until

back on the beach this trip. Still thought you might find something
interesting in this report.

The following is a list of species seen offshore;

Common Loon 22

Northern Fulmar 1

Pink-footed Shearwater 5

Sooty Shearwater 3

Black-vented Shearwater 1600+

storm-petrel sp. (non Black ) 2

Brown Booby 3

Brandt's Cormorant 33

Double-crested Cormorant 2

Brown Pelican 12

Great Egret 2 ( 2 n.miles out )

Red-necked Phalarope 40

Red-n./Red Phalarope 10

Pomarine Jaeger 1

Parasitic Jaeger 1

Jaeger sp. 2

Cassin's Auklet 25

Sabine's Gull 2

Bonaparte's Gull 1-2

Heermann's Gull 27

Western Gull 200

California Gull 75

Glaucous-winged Gull 1

Forster's Tern 1

Elegant Tern 6

Pine Siskin 1 ( well offshore )



Mammals;

Common Dolphin 200-300

Elephant Seal 2

California Sea Lion 4



fish;

Mola mola

tuna sp,



Dave Povey

Dulzura






 

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Date: 10/27/17 5:05 pm
From: <jstock...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Lewis's Woodpecker, Williamson's Sapsucker and others, Lake Cuyamaca
I spent Friday afternoon birding at Lake Cuyamaca and had a few interesting sightings. There was a Lewis's Woodpecker along SR 79 near milepost 6.5, which is just north of the entrance to Camp Cuyamaca in the State Park. A male Williamson's Sapsucker was seen on the west side of Fletcher Island (the hill in the middle of the lake that usually isn't an island). Also saw the continuing Greater-White-fronted Goose in the lake along with one female Canvasback and one Bonaparte's Gull.


Jeremiah Stock
Santee, CA
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Date: 10/27/17 2:53 pm
From: Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] returning Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, and miscellanea
On Friday the 27th, Dave Povey reports that last winter's shorter-tailed
SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER has returned to join the Cassin's Kingbirds at
the Poggi Greenbelt area in Chula Vista, where the returning
THICK-BILLED KINGBIRD also continues today. The Scissor-tailed was in
trees along Otay Valley Road at the entrance to the apartment
complex--though obviously it moves around, including, last year, to a
full block to the east. Yesterday, the 26th, Dave also had a
disappearing TROPICAL KINGBIRD at the Sunset ballfields in the TRV,
where also the VESPER SPARROW continued; as well as a continuing,
getting late WESTERN KINGBIRD along Saturn Ave.

Also today, Barbara Carlson and I had the continuing adult male AMERICAN
REDSTART at the north end of Nestor Park, and the continuing CASSIN'S
VIREO from there was along the same creek ditch but substantially
farther to the west, on the west side of Hollister Avenue, so it is
likely a wintering bird that was seen just a few times last winter as well.

--Paul Lehman,  San Diego



 

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Date: 10/27/17 12:16 pm
From: Kenneth Weaver <gnatcatcher...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Reddish Egret in Oceanside
I observed an immature Reddish Egret at the mouth of the San Luis Rey River at 0905 thismorning.  The bird was still present when I returned at 0950, but a surfer spooked the bird whichflew north toward Camp Pendleton and out of sight.  I didn’t observe any bands on the bird whichmight give an idea of its origin.
Ken <WeaverFallbrookgnatcatcher...>

 

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Date: 10/26/17 9:33 pm
From: Lisa Ruby <lruby1...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] No Cassin's Sparrow til at least noon
No Cassin's Sparrow from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. either. I got there
around 2:40 p.m. and stayed until 6:10 p.m. If I understood correctly
there was coverage starting at 1:00 p.m. There were 6 White-crowned
Sparrows that came and went multiple times, but no Cassin's.

Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs

On 10/26/2017 8:56 PM, 'Jim Roberts GMAIL' <jroberts32281947...>
[SanDiegoRegionBirding] wrote:
>
> I didn’t see a post but I know ebird reports were sent without
>
> Cassin’s sparrow being reported in Coronado today (10/26/17).
>
> From 8:30 AM until noon no Cassin’s was seen.
>
> Sometime early this morning a utility truck was parked in the lot and
> left at around
>
> 8:30. Conjecture is that the site was being “serviced”.
>
> Hopefully the sparrow will return and those of us who missed it would
> appreciate
>
> Further reports.
>
> Other odds and ends -
>
> A Green-tailed towhee was present at the Tijuana Estuary Visitor’s Center.
>
> There were two Black-and-white warblers in Nestor.
>
> One was at Nestor Park (southern sycamores), the other in the willows at
>
> Tesoro Grove.
>
> Five Black-throated magpie-jays were at the Bird and Butterfly Garden.
>
>                                  Jim Roberts
>
> University City
>
>


 

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Date: 10/26/17 9:02 pm
From: 'Jim Roberts GMAIL' <jroberts32281947...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] No Cassin's Sparrow til at least noon
I didn't see a post but I know ebird reports were sent without

Cassin's sparrow being reported in Coronado today (10/26/17).

From 8:30 AM until noon no Cassin's was seen.

Sometime early this morning a utility truck was parked in the lot and left
at around

8:30. Conjecture is that the site was being "serviced".

Hopefully the sparrow will return and those of us who missed it would
appreciate

Further reports.

Other odds and ends -

A Green-tailed towhee was present at the Tijuana Estuary Visitor's Center.

There were two Black-and-white warblers in Nestor.

One was at Nestor Park (southern sycamores), the other in the willows at

Tesoro Grove.

Five Black-throated magpie-jays were at the Bird and Butterfly Garden.



Jim Roberts

University City








 

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Date: 10/25/17 9:03 pm
From: James Pawlicki <jmpawli10...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cassin's Sparrow continues. Seen at 9:15 am
Still continuing this evening (Wed 10/25) in shrubs and grass at north end
of sewer greenspace at 8th x Coronado.


Jim Pawlicki
La Mesa, CA

On Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 10:35 AM Charlene Glacy <cglacy...>
[SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
wrote:

>
>
> This morning the Cassin's Sparrow was seen at 9:15am on the grass between
> the 2 red flags. It then flew to the Mock Orange shrubs where it was hard
> to see and eventually the dirt area in front of them. This is the same
> location where it has been regularly seen at 8th and Coronado.
>
> Char
>
> San Diego, California
> <cglacy...>
>
>
> *“*Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery.
> All that we have is the present."
>
>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 10/25/17 1:24 pm
From: Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cackling/Canada Goose follies, Tropical Kingbird
Weds., the 25th, there's a new TROPICAL KINGBIRD in town: in Southcrest
Community Park in south San Diego. At the 40th St. end of the park (by
itself, not with the several Cassin's, at least not when I saw it).
Actually, a RARER bird I saw this morning was the Loggerhead Shrike on
the south side of the ex- sod farm in the TRV. A sad state of affairs
with that species coastally.

With all the recent reports of Cackling-type Geese seen in San Diego
County and throughout much of s. CA, some folks have wondered what
species/subspecies are involved, plus there is an individual goose in
the San Diego River mouth area starting yesterday (or earlier?) that has
been the subject of some discussion as to what species it is. That bird
is at the larger end of Cackling Goose. In photos, it does not look like
a typical Aleutian Cackling (leucopareia) to some of us, which has
become BY FAR the dominant subspecies of Cackling Goose in coastal
southern CA--the result of the removal of introduced nest predators from
their major breeding islands in the Aleutians over the past several
decades. These birds are mid-sized (for Cacklings!), palish-breasted,
and have variable whitish neck rings (most have one, some have only a
partial ring, and a few birds (juvs?) lack one entirely).  A very
distant second-most-numerous Cackling subspecies here is the very rare
minima subspecies which breeds in southwestern AK (Y-K Delta). I might
have seen a couple locally, ever....maybe. They are very small and dark
breasted. The next most likely subspecies of Cackling would probably be
taverneri (Taverner's), which is the largest Cackling and breeds in nw
AK (e.g., Nome area) and can be difficult to separate from the smallest
race of Canada Goose--parvipes ("Lesser" Canada Goose)--of central
Alaska. The status of taverneri here locally is uncertain but probably
is very rare or more likely casual, whereas parvipes Canada is uncertain
but probably occurs here more often than does taverneri and perhaps is
just plain rare (?). To determine such occurrences, one would probably
need a bird in the hand. Ornithologists are not all in agreement if the
species split between Cackling and Canada happening between taverneri
and parvipes is really in the right place, and telling the two forms
apart in the field where there is overlap in ranges at various seasons
in the West can be difficult and not always advised! (Lastly there is
the most eastern form of Cackling Goose--Richardson's
(hutchinsii)--which breeds in the Canadian arctic and occurs throughout
the Great Plains region and rarely but regularly farther east. It is a
common bird, and a long-distance migrant, so it SHOULD occur as a
vagrant (casually?) in CA, but its status here is largely unknown and
there are no certain records for the state (?).)  Confused? So are we all!

In sum, the "default" Cackling Goose in San Diego County is Aleutian,
but a very few well-documented minima's have occurred and should
continue to do so very rarely. The local status of the smallest,
parvipes-type, Canada Goose is uncertain, but likely occurs from time to
time, but they can be very difficult to tell from taverneri Cackling
Goose, of uncertain (probably casual?) status here. PROVING the
occurrence of these rarest forms here will be no easy task.

--Paul Lehman,  San Diego


 

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Date: 10/25/17 11:18 am
From: Robert Theriault <rtheriault13...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER at Tamarisk Grove Campground
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40116549

I was fortunate to find this Blackburnian Warbler (I think it is a first year female) this morning at Tamarisk grove Campground, just east of the camp host spot behind the shop building. Initially she was very confiding, but soon disappeared after flying in the direction of the tamarisk trees, and I was unable to relocate her. I did attempt to notify birders right away, but my texting was not successful.
Bob Theriault / Borrego Springs

 

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Date: 10/25/17 10:35 am
From: Charlene Glacy <cglacy...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cassin's Sparrow continues. Seen at 9:15 am
This morning the Cassin's Sparrow was seen at 9:15am on the grass between the 2 red flags.  It then flew to the Mock Orange shrubs where it was hard to see and eventually the dirt area in front of them. This is the same location where it has been regularly seen at 8th and Coronado.

Char

San Diego, <Californiacglacy...>  “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery.All that we have is the present."



 

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Date: 10/25/17 9:39 am
From: Greg Gillson <greggillson...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Can anyone ID these geese in flight???
Aleutian Cackling Geese. As you noted, short neck and longer wings as
compared with Canada. Dark breast with white neck ring and blackish collar
under that helps separates from Ridgway's Cackling Goose.

As a fairly recent transplant from western Oregon I've had lots of
practice. You may be interested in:
http://nwbackyardbirder.blogspot.com/2011/02/gregs-white-cheeked-goose-rant-i-mean.html

Greg
http://sandiegogreg.blogspot.com


On Oct 25, 2017 8:58 AM, "Mark Stratton <zostropz...>
[SanDiegoRegionBirding]" <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
wrote:

>
>
> These were two of 27 birds that Charlie Jackson and I saw yesterday at
> Fiesta Island. Is anyone able to tell from the flight shots if they are
> Cackling Geese or Canada's? They look a little short necked but I don't
> know any of the other flight field marks.
>
> https://zostropzphoto.smugmug.com/Birds/Todays-birds/i-jNMmFRL/A
>
> Mark Stratton
> North Park
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Date: 10/25/17 8:59 am
From: Arlene <arleeniebird...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Bobolink at sod farm
Can anyone tell me where the sod farm is? I’d like to look for the Bobolink.

Thanks!
Arlene Arnold
San Diego

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> On Oct 19, 2017, at 7:39 AM, Eric Kallen <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Bobolink continues -just south of sod farm in weeds at "water."
>
> Eric Kallen
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Oct 18, 2017, at 9:21 AM, Barbara Carlson <barbarac2003...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> wrote:
>
>>
>> On Wednesday morning there is a single Bobolink in the water and weed field ditch/river channel in the Tijuana River immediately south of the abandoned sod farm. Walk a hundred feet due south from the patch of tree tobacco with the stack of pipes underneath it out to the Tijuana River Channel.
>>
>> Found by Paul Lehman.
>>
>> Barbara Carlson
>> San Diego
>
>

 

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Date: 10/25/17 8:59 am
From: Joseph Parvin <joseph.parvin...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tri-colored heron
Went down to the river estuary at around 11:30am and was able to confirm that the tri-colored heron originally spotted by Lisa Ruby was still there. It was high tide so the heron was in the plants with some great blue herons and great egrets right between friars rd. and mission bay dr.
-Joseph Parvin 
 

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Date: 10/25/17 8:59 am
From: <schaeferross...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Horned Grebe 10/20 Carlsbad Lagoon
Hello all,
I brought my binoculars today on a little kayaking trip at Carlsbad Lagoon. On the way back, we saw a grebe on the North side that I immediately identified as a Horned Grebe. It had a distinct white cheek that contrasted from its dark gray crown, rounded head, white neck. I have a lot of experience with winter plumage Horned and Eared Grebes.


From what I have found in the limited research I've done tonight, this represents the earliest record for San Diego County (?), and I would very much appreciate if someone would go to confirm this bird with a photo.


From where it was today, it would have easily been visible with a scope from the Carlsbad Lagoon rental area. It was in the Northwest corner of the portion of the lagoon that can be seen from the Carlsbad rental place, basically between here and the Highway 5 bridge that is visible from this area, but much closer to the shore than the bridge.


Ross Schaefer
Lake Elsinore
 

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Date: 10/25/17 8:59 am
From: Mark Stratton <zostropz...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Re: Can anyone ID these geese in flight???
I actually just got my answer so no need to flood the lines here. Sorry to
bother everyone, sounds like Cackling Geese, 27 of them.

Mark Stratton
North Park

On Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 5:40 PM, Mark Stratton <zostropz...> wrote:

> These were two of 27 birds that Charlie Jackson and I saw yesterday at
> Fiesta Island. Is anyone able to tell from the flight shots if they are
> Cackling Geese or Canada's? They look a little short necked but I don't
> know any of the other flight field marks.
>
> https://zostropzphoto.smugmug.com/Birds/Todays-birds/i-jNMmFRL/A
>
> Mark Stratton
> North Park
>
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Date: 10/25/17 8:58 am
From: Mark Stratton <zostropz...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Can anyone ID these geese in flight???
These were two of 27 birds that Charlie Jackson and I saw yesterday at
Fiesta Island. Is anyone able to tell from the flight shots if they are
Cackling Geese or Canada's? They look a little short necked but I don't
know any of the other flight field marks.

https://zostropzphoto.smugmug.com/Birds/Todays-birds/i-jNMmFRL/A

Mark Stratton
North Park

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Date: 10/25/17 6:44 am
From: phil Pryde <PhilPinSD...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cassin's Sparrow
The Coronado (end of 8th St.) Cassin’s Sparrow was NOT in with the foraging WCSPs between 3:30 and 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday 10-24.
Phil Pryde
San Diego

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Date: 10/24/17 6:30 pm
From: Eric Kallen <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Rose-breasted Grosbeak along lower Rose Creek
I stopped by there about 4pm. No bird of note. I strongly advise caution... especially if you use the path that goes under Garnet Ave.

Eric Kallen
Sent from my iPad

On Oct 24, 2017, at 10:48 AM, Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...><mailto:<lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...><mailto:<SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>> wrote:



On a hot late morning on Tuesday there is a young male Rose-breasted Grosbeak along lower Rose Creek, which is just north of the north side of Mission Bay. One birds this stretch of the creek via the Rose Creek bike path which can be fairly busy and narrow so be very careful of fast-moving bicyclists. The bird started out just above the Garnet Avenue bridge but moved a fair ways up stream and I last saw it just shy of the Mission Bay Drive bridge. It has lots of buff on the breast with streaks but has nice red underwings. Probably the best place to park is at a store along MBD, or at the end of Figueroa or Magnolia Avenues which is what I always do. I bird here a few times each fall and winter and it always produces a few wintering Western tanagers and Bullock's Orioles and yellow warblers. There are several homeless people encamped in the creek, in case that makes anyone feel uncomfortable.

Paul Lehman, San Diego

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Date: 10/24/17 6:24 pm
From: <slester...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] some thoughts on seeing and finding rare birds
I just wanted to chime to say a big THANK YOU to the folks who do scour patches and alert others to rarities in the area. I'll be trying to do more when I can, but my time during the week is rather constrained, so the hard work of the intrepid birders who are willing to put in the time day after day are truly gifts to the birding community.

Thanks, and good birding!
Stephen
North Park

24. Oct 2017 15:05 by <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>:


>  > > >
>
> To continue with Paul's message:
> In short, there are probably 100 or more small-medium regional/neighborhood parks in San Diego County that are too infrequently (or perhaps never) visited, and I challenge everyone to visit one or more on your next outing. It's not hard to pick a neighborhood and hit 3 or 4 small parks in a morning, or even one on your way to somewhere more popular.
>
> For instance, looking at Rohr Park in eBird (I recall a Painted Redstart and Northern Parula in recent years), I see it was visited on 10-11 October 2017, but prior to that, not since the CBC in December 2016!
>
> Yes, the Dairy Mart sod farms, formerly the most dependable location for Red-throated Pipit in San Diego are abandoned, but there are dozens of athletic fields scattered throughout the county with American Pipits on them to scour. What about the large stretch of fields adjacent to Liberty Station? What about the San Diego Polo Fields?
>
> What about this (unnamed?) park in National City? (32.686690, -117.086178) It's not an eBird hotspot and I've never been to it, but from Google Earth it looks like it may have potential: large green space with trees in a densely populated area.
> Upper Point Loma (FRNC, PLNU, the neighborhoods) is popular, but how often are people checking the lower neighborhood? San Fernando Street and San Gorgonio Street (previous records of Blue-headed Vireo, Black-throated Blue Warbler, etc.) looked promising when I was there in early October.
>
> Greenwood Cemetery is often checked for it's suite of winter warblers, but what about the dozens of other cemeteries around town?
>
> Anyone checked Camp Surf and the long beach to the north since chasing Baird's Sandpiper?
>
> Office parks (often empty on weekends) with tipu trees are all over the place.
> Streets paralleling golf courses are often lined with eucs and silk oaks.
>
> Saturday I checked, for the FIRST time, a park I've lived next to for 6 months. There was a Lucy's Warbler and a Bullock's Oriole. Who knows what's passed through the blooming melaleuca and eucs in previous weeks/years? Pull up Google Earth for > your> neighborhood and have a look.
>
> Good luck,
> Justyn Stahl
>
>
>
> On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 1:47 PM, Paul Lehman > <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <> <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> > wrote:
>
>> >>  >> >> >>
>> Some recent discussions/events have reminded me of a couple things that
>> I thought I might share.  But if you are not interested in a little
>> soapbox editorializing, please delete and ignore!!
>>
>> 1.  When a rarity is promptly reported to sandiegoregionbirding and/or
>> the what's-app notification system (i.e., it is clear from the posting
>> that the bird is still under observation) and it's apparently a
>> species/bird that's tough to find, furtive, shy, moving around a lot,
>> etc., you should feel free to contact the posting observer PRIVATELY and
>> immediately and tell them you are on your way and ask if they'd be
>> willing to "sit on the bird" until you arrive--as long as you are
>> heading there quickly and directly and won't require them to wait too
>> long. I would guess that 90 percent of the folks who found the bird or
>> are simply looking at it would be more then HAPPY to share the bird with
>> you and will try to stay and help if they possibly can. Over the past
>> number of years, however, I've found out a number of times that someone
>> chased a bird I might have posted in real time and which they could have
>> used some help in finding. But they didn't tell us they were coming, so
>> after a while we just walked away from the bird--and they ended up
>> missing the bird, arriving just minutes after we departed. Again, such
>> "I'm on my way; can you stay with the bird?" requests should be made
>> directly with the poster, and not made to the entire listserve group,
>> and they shouldn't be "over-used." But I daresay that almost all birders
>> are a helpful lot and get great personal satisfaction in helping show
>> "their" birds to others. So give it a try!
>>
>> 2.  The current mega-rare Cassin's Sparrow in Coronado has obviously
>> drawn a large number of admiring birders since Sunday. But I wonder how
>> many of all these visiting birders actually stayed a while after seeing
>> the bird (and perhaps the Lucy's Warbler) and explored any of the nearby
>> streets??? Anyone try for the adult Lesser Black-backed Gull photo'd on
>> the nearby beach on Thursday but not reported until over the weekend??
>> (Guy M. did indeed give the beach a look, and he said that there weren't
>> too many gulls there. But who knows. That was just one check.)  Could
>> easily be some other rarities lurking nearby within a few blocks in
>> residential Coronado--in fact, there almost certainly were. That exact
>> sparrow site along Coronado Avenue is one of the better winter birding
>> sites, and it appears that it might not be all that bad in fall, either!
>> That specific parcel with the underground pumping facility provides a
>> little bit of viewing access through the NAS North Island fence
>> bordering a jogging path and golf course, and over the past few winters
>> in that area there has been an off-and-on annual winter mixed-oriole
>> flock including repeated Orchard and Baltimore with several Bullock's,
>> as well as a wintering Clay-colored Sparrow, multiple Tropical
>> Kingbirds, Plumbeous and Cassin's Vireos, Summer Tanagers, etc., and up
>> and down just one block in either direction on Coronado Avenue over the
>> past number of years there's been single wintering Yellow-throated
>> Vireo, Painted Redstart, Northern Parula, Chestnut-sided Warbler,
>> Pacific-slope Flycatcher, etc.  But I suspect most birders, upon being
>> satiated with the Cassin's Sparrow, got back in their car and
>> immediately departed, and either headed home, or for the next stakeout
>> rarity that's been posted, or to some possibly over-birded birding site
>> somewhere else in the county.  So....  here's a plug for doing some
>> exploring of less-trodden sites. And after seeing some stakeout rarity,
>> perhaps--as a change of pace-- explore some adjoining area that likely
>> needs the coverage and find some new goodies. :-)
>>
>> --Paul Lehman,  San Diego
>>
>>
>> >> >>
>
>
>
> > > >
 

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Date: 10/24/17 3:06 pm
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] some thoughts on seeing and finding rare birds
To continue with Paul's message:

In short, there are probably 100 or more small-medium regional/neighborhood
parks in San Diego County that are too infrequently (or perhaps never)
visited, and I challenge everyone to visit one or more on your next outing.
It's not hard to pick a neighborhood and hit 3 or 4 small parks in a
morning, or even one on your way to somewhere more popular.

For instance, looking at Rohr Park in eBird (I recall a Painted Redstart
and Northern Parula in recent years), I see it was visited on 10-11 October
2017, but prior to that, not since the CBC in December 2016!

Yes, the Dairy Mart sod farms, formerly the most dependable location for
Red-throated Pipit in San Diego are abandoned, but there are dozens of
athletic fields scattered throughout the county with American Pipits on
them to scour. What about the large stretch of fields adjacent to Liberty
Station? What about the San Diego Polo Fields?

What about this (unnamed?) park in National City? (32.686690, -117.086178)
It's not an eBird hotspot and I've never been to it, but from Google Earth
it looks like it may have potential: large green space with trees in a
densely populated area.

Upper Point Loma (FRNC, PLNU, the neighborhoods) is popular, but how often
are people checking the lower neighborhood? San Fernando Street and San
Gorgonio Street (previous records of Blue-headed Vireo, Black-throated Blue
Warbler, etc.) looked promising when I was there in early October.

Greenwood Cemetery is often checked for it's suite of winter warblers, but
what about the dozens of other cemeteries around town?

Anyone checked Camp Surf and the long beach to the north since chasing
Baird's Sandpiper?

Office parks (often empty on weekends) with tipu trees are all over the
place.

Streets paralleling golf courses are often lined with eucs and silk oaks.

Saturday I checked, for the FIRST time, a park I've lived next to for 6
months. There was a Lucy's Warbler and a Bullock's Oriole. Who knows what's
passed through the blooming melaleuca and eucs in previous weeks/years?
Pull up Google Earth for *your* neighborhood and have a look.

Good luck,
Justyn Stahl




On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 1:47 PM, Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...>
[SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
wrote:

>
>
> Some recent discussions/events have reminded me of a couple things that
> I thought I might share. But if you are not interested in a little
> soapbox editorializing, please delete and ignore!!
>
> 1. When a rarity is promptly reported to sandiegoregionbirding and/or
> the what's-app notification system (i.e., it is clear from the posting
> that the bird is still under observation) and it's apparently a
> species/bird that's tough to find, furtive, shy, moving around a lot,
> etc., you should feel free to contact the posting observer PRIVATELY and
> immediately and tell them you are on your way and ask if they'd be
> willing to "sit on the bird" until you arrive--as long as you are
> heading there quickly and directly and won't require them to wait too
> long. I would guess that 90 percent of the folks who found the bird or
> are simply looking at it would be more then HAPPY to share the bird with
> you and will try to stay and help if they possibly can. Over the past
> number of years, however, I've found out a number of times that someone
> chased a bird I might have posted in real time and which they could have
> used some help in finding. But they didn't tell us they were coming, so
> after a while we just walked away from the bird--and they ended up
> missing the bird, arriving just minutes after we departed. Again, such
> "I'm on my way; can you stay with the bird?" requests should be made
> directly with the poster, and not made to the entire listserve group,
> and they shouldn't be "over-used." But I daresay that almost all birders
> are a helpful lot and get great personal satisfaction in helping show
> "their" birds to others. So give it a try!
>
> 2. The current mega-rare Cassin's Sparrow in Coronado has obviously
> drawn a large number of admiring birders since Sunday. But I wonder how
> many of all these visiting birders actually stayed a while after seeing
> the bird (and perhaps the Lucy's Warbler) and explored any of the nearby
> streets??? Anyone try for the adult Lesser Black-backed Gull photo'd on
> the nearby beach on Thursday but not reported until over the weekend??
> (Guy M. did indeed give the beach a look, and he said that there weren't
> too many gulls there. But who knows. That was just one check.) Could
> easily be some other rarities lurking nearby within a few blocks in
> residential Coronado--in fact, there almost certainly were. That exact
> sparrow site along Coronado Avenue is one of the better winter birding
> sites, and it appears that it might not be all that bad in fall, either!
> That specific parcel with the underground pumping facility provides a
> little bit of viewing access through the NAS North Island fence
> bordering a jogging path and golf course, and over the past few winters
> in that area there has been an off-and-on annual winter mixed-oriole
> flock including repeated Orchard and Baltimore with several Bullock's,
> as well as a wintering Clay-colored Sparrow, multiple Tropical
> Kingbirds, Plumbeous and Cassin's Vireos, Summer Tanagers, etc., and up
> and down just one block in either direction on Coronado Avenue over the
> past number of years there's been single wintering Yellow-throated
> Vireo, Painted Redstart, Northern Parula, Chestnut-sided Warbler,
> Pacific-slope Flycatcher, etc. But I suspect most birders, upon being
> satiated with the Cassin's Sparrow, got back in their car and
> immediately departed, and either headed home, or for the next stakeout
> rarity that's been posted, or to some possibly over-birded birding site
> somewhere else in the county. So.... here's a plug for doing some
> exploring of less-trodden sites. And after seeing some stakeout rarity,
> perhaps--as a change of pace-- explore some adjoining area that likely
> needs the coverage and find some new goodies. :-)
>
> --Paul Lehman, San Diego
>
>
>

 

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Date: 10/24/17 1:47 pm
From: Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] some thoughts on seeing and finding rare birds
Some recent discussions/events have reminded me of a couple things that
I thought I might share.  But if you are not interested in a little
soapbox editorializing, please delete and ignore!!

1.  When a rarity is promptly reported to sandiegoregionbirding and/or
the what's-app notification system (i.e., it is clear from the posting
that the bird is still under observation) and it's apparently a
species/bird that's tough to find, furtive, shy, moving around a lot,
etc., you should feel free to contact the posting observer PRIVATELY and
immediately and tell them you are on your way and ask if they'd be
willing to "sit on the bird" until you arrive--as long as you are
heading there quickly and directly and won't require them to wait too
long. I would guess that 90 percent of the folks who found the bird or
are simply looking at it would be more then HAPPY to share the bird with
you and will try to stay and help if they possibly can. Over the past
number of years, however, I've found out a number of times that someone
chased a bird I might have posted in real time and which they could have
used some help in finding. But they didn't tell us they were coming, so
after a while we just walked away from the bird--and they ended up
missing the bird, arriving just minutes after we departed. Again, such
"I'm on my way; can you stay with the bird?" requests should be made
directly with the poster, and not made to the entire listserve group,
and they shouldn't be "over-used." But I daresay that almost all birders
are a helpful lot and get great personal satisfaction in helping show
"their" birds to others. So give it a try!

2.  The current mega-rare Cassin's Sparrow in Coronado has obviously
drawn a large number of admiring birders since Sunday. But I wonder how
many of all these visiting birders actually stayed a while after seeing
the bird (and perhaps the Lucy's Warbler) and explored any of the nearby
streets??? Anyone try for the adult Lesser Black-backed Gull photo'd on
the nearby beach on Thursday but not reported until over the weekend??
(Guy M. did indeed give the beach a look, and he said that there weren't
too many gulls there. But who knows. That was just one check.)  Could
easily be some other rarities lurking nearby within a few blocks in
residential Coronado--in fact, there almost certainly were. That exact
sparrow site along Coronado Avenue is one of the better winter birding
sites, and it appears that it might not be all that bad in fall, either!
That specific parcel with the underground pumping facility provides a
little bit of viewing access through the NAS North Island fence
bordering a jogging path and golf course, and over the past few winters
in that area there has been an off-and-on annual winter mixed-oriole
flock including repeated Orchard and Baltimore with several Bullock's,
as well as a wintering Clay-colored Sparrow, multiple Tropical
Kingbirds, Plumbeous and Cassin's Vireos, Summer Tanagers, etc., and up
and down just one block in either direction on Coronado Avenue over the
past number of years there's been single wintering Yellow-throated
Vireo, Painted Redstart, Northern Parula, Chestnut-sided Warbler,
Pacific-slope Flycatcher, etc.  But I suspect most birders, upon being
satiated with the Cassin's Sparrow, got back in their car and
immediately departed, and either headed home, or for the next stakeout
rarity that's been posted, or to some possibly over-birded birding site
somewhere else in the county.  So....  here's a plug for doing some
exploring of less-trodden sites. And after seeing some stakeout rarity,
perhaps--as a change of pace-- explore some adjoining area that likely
needs the coverage and find some new goodies. :-)

--Paul Lehman,  San Diego



 

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Date: 10/24/17 12:01 pm
From: John Bruin <johnrbruin...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Chestnut-collared Longspur - Fiesta Island dog park
At around 9:15 10/24 Shirley and I ran across a Chestnut-collared Longspur
mixed in with Horned Larks at the open area north end of the dog park.

John Bruin
Bay Park

 

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Date: 10/24/17 10:48 am
From: Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Rose-breasted Grosbeak along lower Rose Creek
On a hot late morning on Tuesday there is a young male Rose-breasted Grosbeak along lower Rose Creek, which is just north of the north side of Mission Bay. One birds this stretch of the creek via the Rose Creek bike path which can be fairly busy and narrow so be very careful of fast-moving bicyclists. The bird started out just above the Garnet Avenue bridge but moved a fair ways up stream and I last saw it just shy of the Mission Bay Drive bridge. It has lots of buff on the breast with streaks but has nice red underwings. Probably the best place to park is at a store along MBD, or at the end of Figueroa or Magnolia Avenues which is what I always do. I bird here a few times each fall and winter and it always produces a few wintering Western tanagers and Bullock's Orioles and yellow warblers. There are several homeless people encamped in the creek, in case that makes anyone feel uncomfortable.

Paul Lehman, San Diego


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Date: 10/24/17 10:15 am
From: David Trissel <dtrisse1...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cassin’s Sparrow
Current Location
Still being seen now at 10:00am at 32.694038,-117.190632

David Trissel
San Diego, CA

> On Oct 24, 2017, at 6:53 AM, Jan Nordenberg <jnordenb...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Appeared at 6:45 in same exact location right of the red flag.
>
> Jan Nordenberg
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>

 

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Date: 10/24/17 9:49 am
From: Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Another Painted Redstart has returned
In addition to the Tierrasanta Painted Redstart back for its third year, also the wintering bird from last year along Mission Bay has returned for its second year, as of today, Tuesday. Same exact parking lot as last year: the northernmost parking lot in Mission Bay Park along Crown Point Drive before you get to the marsh at Kendall Frost / Sally Struble preserve. The bird is in the carrotwood trees and eucalyptus bordering the north end of that parking lot near a small kiddie playground and several covered picnic tables.

Paul Lehman, San Diego



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Date: 10/24/17 9:36 am
From: Stan Walens <stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] La Jolla Cove, Oct 24, 2017: loons, storm-petrels
Spent an hour at the Cove today, 7:30-8:30 before sitting in the sun became unbearable.
Pretty birdless.

Loon migration has ramped up: 82 common and 16 Pacific loons during the hour.
3-5 black storm-petrels are the first storm-petrels I’ve seen from shore in a over a month.

Stan Walens
San Diego
Oct. 24, 2017; 9:30 a.m.
 

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Date: 10/24/17 6:53 am
From: Jan Nordenberg <jnordenb...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cassin’s Sparrow
Appeared at 6:45 in same exact location right of the red flag.

Jan Nordenberg

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Date: 10/23/17 8:45 pm
From: Christopher Adler <christopheradlerdotcom...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tropical Kingbird at USD
Thanks to a group of birders for helping me get on the Cassin's Sparrow
late this morning. I then went to work and my lessons were later rudely
interrupted
by a Tropical Kingbird outside my office window, and since I had just come
from seeing the sparrow I had my camera handy. I noted it present between
3:20-3:30 p.m.

This is on the campus of the University of San Diego. It was at the top of a
large magnolia on Alcala Park Way, behind Sacred Heart Hall and across the
street from the Facilities & Maintenance buildings, and overhanging the art
department sculpture studios.

Cassin's Kingbirds are frequent there, often around the nearby tennis courts
and around the intersection of Alcala Park Way and Marian Way. This is also
bordering Tecolote Canyon and the bird could easily head down there.

Metered parking is available in the parking structure at the west entrance
to campus from Linda Vista Blvd.

Photos (taken through the glass window) in the ebird report:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40094103

Christopher Adler
Allied Gardens

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Date: 10/23/17 8:14 pm
From: Charles Jackson <socalbirder8...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cassin’s Sparrow continues
Species: Cassin’s Sparrow
Observation date: 23 Oct 2017
Time seen: 1700-1800
Location: Stakeout spot. No change.
Notes: A Cooper’s Hawk went after it. Me and Tito intervened to prevent it becoming a meal. I also saw the continuing Lucy’s there.

Charles
Torrey Hills

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Date: 10/23/17 4:53 pm
From: <mikewittmer0582...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cassins Sparrow
Observed at same location as previously reported at 2 pm.
 

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Date: 10/23/17 1:08 pm
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mammal Atlas Update
On November 21st, San Diego Field Ornithologists' monthly meeting will
feature SDNHM's Scott Tremore and Phil Unitt, who will discuss the new
mammal atlas. Copies should be available for sale that night. Official
announcement will be in early November, but please mark your calendars now.

Justyn Stahl
Vice President/Program Chair, SDFO
<http://www.sandiegofieldornithologists.org/>


On Sun, Oct 22, 2017 at 8:56 PM, Jack Daynes <jackdaynes...>
[SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
wrote:

>
>
> Yes, it's been a long time coming, but as of this writing the book has
> been printed and is on a boat headed for the Port of Entry in the USA (I
> suspect San Pedro). Best guess is that we can start getting our hands on
> them about Thanksgiving.
>
> Keep your eyes peeled. I'm sure the SDNHM website will have details as
> the time draws nearer.
>
> Be well,
>
> --
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Date: 10/23/17 1:01 pm
From: Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Thick-billed Kingbird, goose glut, Plumbeous, Vesper
Monday the 23rd, and the Poggi Greenbelt, Chula Vista, THICK-BILLED
KINGBIRD has returned for its EIGHTH winter. Yeah! This morning around
10:30AM it was on one of its favorite perches at the top of the largest
sycamore tree in greenbelt proper, next to the apartments on Otay Valley
Road. Also today, a singing PLUMBEOUS VIREO was at Dairymart Pond in the
TRV--in the area next to the observation platform. At the Sunset
ballfields was a scarce-along-coast VESPER SPARROW, though there seem to
have been a small number of Vespers this fall scattered along the coast.
Also, a wintering Yellow Warbler has returned to the trees bordering the
ballfields for at least its third year. And yet another medium-sized
flock of CACKLING GEESE in the county today: 20 birds at Sweetwater
Reservoir (where also 15 Am. White Pelicans and 1 Glaucous-winged Gull).
It has certainly been an excellent month of October throughout all of
southern CA for both Cackling and Greater White-fronted Geese. The last
few days in San Diego Co. have seen several flocks of 20+ Cacklings;
whereas the previous county high count was 14 birds.

--Paul Lehman,  San Diego



 

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Date: 10/23/17 8:11 am
From: C K Smith <stlbirdman64...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cassin's sparrow and Lucy's warbler
Coronado 8th and Coronado Ave CASSIN'S SPARROW stil very cooperative at the stakeout spot when I left at 0810. LUCY'S WARBLER intermittently same spot in thick part of flowering bottle brush from yesterday. Often gets chased away by OC and YR Warblers.

Chris Smith

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Date: 10/23/17 7:03 am
From: C K Smith <stlbirdman64...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cassin's sparrow in view now, same spot
0700 Cassin's in view Coronado

Chris

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Date: 10/23/17 7:00 am
From: Gjon Hazard <gjon_hazard...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Coronado Cassin's continues
Pocket park at end of 8th.

Showed up at 6:55.

-Gjon

 

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Date: 10/22/17 10:17 pm
From: Jack Daynes <jackdaynes...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mammal Atlas Update
Yes, it's been a long time coming, but as of this writing the book has
been printed and is on a boat headed for the Port of Entry in the USA (I
suspect San Pedro). Best guess is that we can start getting our hands on
them about Thanksgiving.

Keep your eyes peeled. I'm sure the SDNHM website will have details as
the time draws nearer.

Be well,

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Date: 10/22/17 7:24 pm
From: <eitanaltman...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Singing Poorwills - Mission Trails (Oct 22, 2017)
Not nearly as exciting as the Cassin's Sparrow earlier today, but on an evening stroll along Father Junipero Serra trail near the MTRP visitor's center, at least three individual COMMON POORWILLS burst into song to the east of the road just before 7pm as dusk was setting in. Very unusual to hear in late October!


Eitan Altman
San Carlos
 

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Date: 10/22/17 6:59 pm
From: 'Trent R. Stanley' <trent.stanley...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cassin's Sparrow Pics
I arrived at noontime and at 12:06PM we briefly saw the Cassin's sparrow
for about a minute. At 2:06PM it reappeared, everyone present got good
looks and it was still foraging on the ground with White-crowned's at
2:28PM when I left.

http://www.sdbirder.com/Birds/CASP17/

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PO BOX 3666
SAN DIEGO CA USA 92163-1666
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Date: 10/22/17 6:55 pm
From: Susan Smith <seiurus...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cassin's Sparrow
Yes, the previous sightings of Cassin's Sparrow in the County, which apparently took place in May of 1970, 1976, 1978 were judged to be the same bird! Here is an excerpt from Phil Unitt's San Diego County Bird Atlas (2004) :


"San Diego County’s one location for Cassin’s Sparrow was open sage scrub along Dehesa Road 1 mile east of Granite Hills Drive, El Cajon (Q14). Here a singing male appeared 15–30 May 1970, 8–11 May 1976, and 10–12 June 1978, to be photographed and tape-recorded (S. Oberbauer, M. U. Evans, Roberson 1993). The habitat has since been replaced with a housing development."



Susan Smith
Seiurus Biological Consulting
Del Mar, CA






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From: <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
To: SanDiegoRegionBirding <SanDiegoRegionBirding...>
Sent: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 4:30 pm
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cassin's Sparrow







The Cassin's Sparrow found by John Galt / Gary Nunn in Coronado is, I understand, the second county record. The site is a city sewer pump station, nicely landscaped, at the extreme west end of 8th Ave. next to the Navy Base.


Some pics at:
egk.smugmug.com/photography


Eric Kallen







 

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Date: 10/22/17 6:07 pm
From: Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cassin's Sparrow and Lucy's Warbler
The Cassins Sparrow in Coronado put on a good show right before dark for many assembled birders who were on the San Diego pelagic trip today, which did not record anything of major note other than several brown boobies and several sabines gulls. Also at the sparrow spot a Lucy's Warbler turned up in the blooming bottle brush along the sidewalk immediately to the left of the area where the sparrow is frequenting.

Paul Lehman, San Diego


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Date: 10/22/17 4:54 pm
From: Mark Stratton <zostropz...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Pic of today's Cassin's Sparrow
Good timing on my part today. I was at the dog park in Fiesta Island and
walked all the way back from the southeast corner, back to the dog park
parking lot and right as I opened the door and sat down, Gary's text came
through about the Cassin's Sparrow. Well, you can't get too much closer
than I was to the I-5 so off I went. There were about 4 or 5 other birders
there when i got there, including Gary and I got great views of this new
county bird for me. Pic on my very short e-bird list.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40069682

Mark Stratton
North Park

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Date: 10/22/17 4:30 pm
From: <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cassin's Sparrow
The Cassin's Sparrow found by John Galt / Gary Nunn in Coronado is, I understand, the second county record. The site is a city sewer pump station, nicely landscaped, at the extreme west end of 8th Ave. next to the Navy Base.


Some pics at:
egk.smugmug.com/photography


Eric Kallen
 

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Date: 10/22/17 1:02 pm
From: 'Tito Gonzalez' <txsandpiper...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tennessee Warbler: Cottonwood Park Encinitas 22 OCT 2017, et cetera
I observed and photographed a TENNESSEE WARBLER this morning at Cottonwood
Creek, 22 OCT 2017. The bird was found foraging in the large poplar-like
tree (cottonwood?) next to driveway entrance (center tree that trail wraps
around) around 8:45 AM. I also observed the continuing SWAMP SPARROW and
BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER. Yesterday, 21 OCT 2017, while chasing longspurs at
Fiesta Island dog run I found a furtive SAGE THRASHER in the middle section
of the dog run.



Photo of TEWA in my ebird report:



http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40068431



Tito Gonzalez

Carlsbad, CA


 

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Date: 10/22/17 11:22 am
From: John Galt <johnny_galt1...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cassin's sparrow 22OCT 1117hrs in Coronado
At end of 8th and Coronado in grass patch along military base fence line, accessible and viewed from residential area, in grass and bushes along red irrigation flags, g nunn confirmed in person views.
R
J galt

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