SanDiegoRegionBirding
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2/22/18 8:57 pm phil Pryde <PhilPinSD...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Birds of note on the SD BF "San Diego 100" trip on Thurs.
2/22/18 8:24 pm 'Nancy Christensen' <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> RE: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] "Coastal Refuges" tour highlights
2/22/18 8:06 pm Gjon Hazard <gjon_hazard...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] "Coastal Refuges" tour highlights
2/22/18 12:43 pm Elizabeth Copper <ecopper...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Pacific golden-plover Tijuana Estuary
2/21/18 11:17 pm slader <slader...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] constraints on Berry Park birding; misc TJRV birds 2-21-18
2/21/18 4:24 pm <rpatton...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] constraints on Berry Park birding; misc TJRV birds 2-21-18
2/21/18 2:30 pm Catherine Zinsky <Catherine.Zinsky...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Flamingo still present
2/21/18 6:49 am <kjblack...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Zone-tailed Hawk on Rangeland Road, Ramona
2/21/18 12:14 am Ken <kjblack...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Zone-tailed Hawk at Rangeland Rd, Ramona
2/20/18 8:56 pm sarabirding <sarabirding...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Black-and-white Warbler in Pt Loma
2/20/18 7:34 pm Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Reminder: SDFO Meeting tonight 20 Feb
2/20/18 5:46 pm dan jehl <jehlyfish...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Greater Peewee
2/20/18 2:46 pm Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] LT Duck
2/20/18 2:46 pm <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Pasqual Valley 2-17-18
2/20/18 1:08 pm 'Nancy Christensen' <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Bell's Sparrows - Black Canyon Rd, Ramona
2/19/18 2:18 pm 'Sally M. Gall' <librettist...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Re: La Jolla Cove, Feb 19
2/19/18 12:57 pm Kathy <ScottA1124...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] RSF Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
2/19/18 11:55 am Stan Walens <stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] La Jolla Cove, Feb 19
2/19/18 10:28 am Lisa Ruby <lruby1...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Warner Springs and Borrego Springs 2/16 and 2/17
2/18/18 5:32 pm 'Nancy Christensen' <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] MacGillivray's Warbler - Palomar
2/18/18 1:27 pm Richard Norgaard <rnorgaard...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Greg Rogers Park Vermilion Flycatcher
2/18/18 11:45 am Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] the return of the Red-throated Pipit
2/17/18 6:50 pm Janice Nordenberg <jnordenb...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Red-necked Grebe
2/17/18 5:52 pm 'David Povey' <dpovey...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Offshore San Diego
2/17/18 5:50 pm 'Jim Roberts GMAIL' <jroberts32281947...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Lindo Lake Brown creeper
2/17/18 5:07 pm <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Pasqual Valley 2-17-18
2/17/18 4:54 pm 'Geoffrey Rogers' <rogersgl1952...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Lewis's Woodpecker--yes, Williamson's Sapsucker--no; 17 Feb 2018
2/17/18 11:41 am Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] new Cassin's, old Orchard
2/17/18 9:47 am Stan Walens <stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] No brown thrasher yet this morning
2/16/18 10:47 pm Steve Ritt <stevenmritt...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Pine Valley: Golden-crowned Kinglets - 2/16/18
2/16/18 3:56 pm <tskartsiaris...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Re: borrego springs desert thrashers
2/16/18 3:21 pm <baker2575...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Diego rarity tour 2/16/18
2/16/18 3:16 pm Susie Martin <flamingirises...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Brown thrasher kit Carson park
2/16/18 11:56 am <thunefeld...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Swainson's Hawks
2/16/18 11:05 am Nicole Desnoyers <njdesnoyers...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] South Bay Flamingo
2/16/18 6:45 am Stan Walens <stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] La Jolla Cove Feb 15--thousands of black-vented shearwaters
2/15/18 1:51 pm C K Smith <stlbirdman64...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] YB Sapsucker present 1347hrs now
2/15/18 1:19 pm Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] 7th Ave Imperial Beach
2/15/18 11:57 am Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tierrasanta rarity trees
2/15/18 11:34 am 'Geoffrey Rogers' <rogersgl1952...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> RE: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Rock Wren report on e-bird from Shelter Island,
2/15/18 11:27 am Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tierrasanta rarity trees
2/15/18 10:50 am Charles Jackson <socalbirder8...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Rock Wren report on e-bird from Shelter Island,
2/15/18 9:26 am Mark Stratton <zostropz...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Rock Wren report on e-bird from Shelter Island,
2/14/18 6:54 pm <imtooflytofly...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Possible Gray Catbird
2/14/18 5:55 pm John Walters <johnfwalters5552...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Flamingo down @ Imperial Beach
2/14/18 3:57 pm Susan Smith <seiurus...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Swainson's Hawk over Del Dios Highway 2/14/18
2/14/18 2:52 pm Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Flamingo
2/14/18 10:45 am <mattsadowski321...> <mattsadowski321...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Flamingo down @ Imperial Beach
2/14/18 10:44 am Marc Arndt <marc.arndt...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Flamingo down @ Imperial Beach
2/14/18 10:40 am Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Yellow-bellies Sapsucker
2/14/18 9:49 am Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Flamingo down @ Imperial Beach
2/14/18 8:02 am Eric Kallen <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Flamingo down @ Imperial Beach
2/13/18 8:42 pm Nickademus de la Rosa <ultrademus13...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Flamingo down @ Imperial Beach
2/13/18 5:40 pm <tburr...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Ramona Harris Hawk
2/13/18 3:16 pm 'Nancy Christensen' <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] desert thrashers
2/13/18 9:45 am John Bruin <johnrbruin...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Pacific Golden-Plover - Tijuana River Mouth
2/12/18 10:39 am Stan Walens <stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] La Jolla Cove, Feb 12: nothing of unusual interest
2/11/18 7:36 pm Iris Kilpatrick <iris.kilpatrick...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Rangeland Road Hanky-panky
2/11/18 7:26 pm Denise Riddle <driddle1855...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Brown Creepers, Red-breasted Nuthatches, & Mountain Chickadees at Buddy Todd Park, Oceanside
2/11/18 4:12 pm Barbara Carlson <barbarac2003...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] No Long-tailed Duck, but 2 continuing Black Scoter, 11 Feb
2/11/18 4:04 pm dan jehl <jehlyfish...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Palm Warbler at Dairy Mart Stick Pond
2/11/18 3:51 pm Susan Smith <seiurus...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Sun. Feb 11 White-breasted Nuthatch with RB Nuthatch at Grace's Warbler spot, Del Mar
2/11/18 3:04 pm Christopher Adler <christopheradlerdotcom...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tesoro Grove
2/11/18 2:51 pm Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Goose, booby, wigeon
2/11/18 2:10 pm Mark Stratton <zostropz...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Zone-tailed & Harris's Hawk, w/pics, and more in Ramona today
2/11/18 12:02 pm sarabirding <sarabirding...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Chestnut-sided Warbler continuing, Pantoja Park
2/11/18 10:55 am Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] minima Cackling, Pacific-slope, new Nashville & Summer
2/10/18 7:59 pm dan jehl <jehlyfish...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Female Black Scoter at Tijuana River Mouth 10 February
2/10/18 6:51 pm Tina Mitchell <ztsipapu...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Zone-tailed Hawk, Oceanside
2/10/18 4:43 pm 'David Povey' <dpovey...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] South San Diego Bay Tricolored Heron, Nazca Boobies
2/10/18 4:28 pm 'Jim Roberts GMAIL' <jroberts32281947...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Local rarities
2/10/18 11:31 am Stan Walens <stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Stonewall mine:2 Williamson’s sapsuckers
2/10/18 7:32 am Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] New Orchard, Hooded, and Baltimore Orioles
2/9/18 6:42 pm <orveaux...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Scott's Oriole in El Cajon
2/9/18 6:42 pm Roger Uzun <rogeruzun...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Snowy Plovers
2/9/18 6:37 pm dan jehl <jehlyfish...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Grace’s Warbler and Tricolored Heron
2/8/18 1:58 pm Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Black Scoters, Summer Tanager, and unmentionable large black-and-white birds
2/7/18 3:40 pm 'David Povey' <dpovey...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Gray Flycatcher at Pio Pico Park
2/7/18 2:53 pm Stan Walens <stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] New Yard Bird: Magnificent Frigatebird
2/7/18 2:06 pm 'Nancy Christensen' <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Plumbeous vireo, Swainson and Zone-tail Hawks
2/7/18 8:33 am <rpatton...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] next san elijo monthly bird count Mon 12 Feb
2/6/18 6:01 pm <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Zone-tailed Hawk @ Stonewall Mine 2-6-18
2/6/18 9:48 am Susan Smith <seiurus...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Hooded Oriole and Rock Wren at San Diego Botanic Garden, Mon Feb 5
2/6/18 8:02 am Barbara Carlson <barbarac2003...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Grace's Warbler continues, 06 Feb
2/5/18 11:53 am <eitanaltman...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Re: Black-and-White Warbler at Harry Griffin Park
2/5/18 10:35 am <orveaux...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] White-winged Parakeets in El Cajon
2/5/18 10:10 am Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Grace's Warbler in Del Mar
2/4/18 4:16 pm <marc.arndt...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Continuing Harris's Hawk
2/4/18 3:16 pm Lisa Ruby <lruby1...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Nestor Park/Tesoro Grove, Cackling Goose continues at J Street Marina 2/4/18
2/4/18 3:08 pm <kimbroughkenny...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Black-and-White Warbler at Harry Griffin Park
2/4/18 1:17 pm Barbara Carlson <barbarac2003...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Sage Thrasher spotted about ten minutes ago10:25 Ramona Grasslands 02/04
2/4/18 12:42 pm Marc Arndt <marc.arndt...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Sage Thrasher spotted about ten minutes ago10:25 Ramona Grasslands 02/04
2/4/18 12:27 pm Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] misc. new and continuing rarities
2/4/18 11:49 am terry hurst <thurstycat61...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Fw: Sage Thrasher spotted about ten minutes ago10:25 Ramona Grasslands 02/04
2/4/18 11:09 am terry hurst <thurstycat61...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Sage Thrasher spotted about ten minutes ago10:25 Ramona Grasslands 02/04
2/4/18 10:48 am Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Book requests/suggestions for Bird Festival
2/3/18 3:02 pm Hal Cohen <raptorhal3...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Borrego Springs Birding Festival 2018
2/2/18 9:01 pm 'Tito Gonzalez' <txsandpiper...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Hooded Oriole: Carlsbad, Seascape Apts 2FEB 2018
2/2/18 7:19 pm C K Smith <stlbirdman64...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Swainson's hawks over NE El Cajon Friday 2 Feb 2018 late afternoon
2/2/18 3:13 pm Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Williamson Sapsucker at Stonewall Mine
2/2/18 10:04 am dan jehl <jehlyfish...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Chestnut-sided Warbler continues in Pantoja Park
2/1/18 7:10 pm <orveaux...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Gray Flycatcher, Sage Thrasher at Ramona Grasslands
2/1/18 5:51 pm David Trissel <dtrisse1...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] White-Throated Sparrow - Carmel Valley
2/1/18 10:59 am Stan Walens <stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Eastern Kingbird, University City
1/31/18 7:20 pm Marcie Mason <mason_marcie...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Male Williamson's Sapsucker at Stonewall Mine
1/31/18 5:10 pm 'Elizabeth Copper' <ecopper...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Greater Pewee and friends
1/31/18 3:30 pm Stan Walens <stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Eastern Kingbird, University City
1/31/18 12:01 pm <tskartsiaris...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Spotting scope suggestions under $1,750
1/31/18 7:59 am Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mountain birding
1/31/18 12:41 am 'Tito Gonzalez' <txsandpiper...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tropical Kingbird: Carlsbad 28Jan 2018
1/31/18 12:19 am Tuck Russell <tuckrus...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Chestnut-sided Warbler continues downtown
1/31/18 12:09 am 'Tito Gonzalez' <txsandpiper...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tropical Kingbird: Carlsbad 28Jan 2018
1/30/18 10:03 pm <rpatton...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] poorwills starting up with warm weather & other misc
1/30/18 7:40 pm Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Bell's Vireo, Black-headed Grosbeak, more Nashvilles, and faux Greylags
1/30/18 5:59 pm Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Bell's Vireo, Black-headed Grosbeak, more Nashvilles, and faux Greylags
1/29/18 9:12 am Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Nelson’s Sparrow
1/29/18 8:34 am 'David Povey' <dpovey...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Sunday offshore
1/28/18 10:00 pm 'Tito Gonzalez' <txsandpiper...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tropical Kingbird: Carlsbad 28Jan 2018
1/28/18 9:36 pm Lisa Ruby <lruby1...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Robb Field and Famosa Slough
1/28/18 9:19 pm Edward Henry <ehenry...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Prairie Falcon at Ramona Grasslands
1/28/18 4:24 pm Roger Uzun <rogeruzun...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Desert birds at Agua Caliente, and County Rarities Sunday Jan 28th
1/28/18 1:43 pm Kenneth Weaver <gnatcatcher...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] [SanDiegoRegionalBirding] Re: Bell's Sparrow
1/28/18 12:12 pm <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Car burglary at Trout Pond Parking Area 1-27-18
1/28/18 9:14 am Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Chestnut-sided Warbler, Warbling Vireo, Rose-breasted Grosbeak
1/27/18 5:16 pm phil Pryde <PhilPinSD...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Bell's Sparrow
1/27/18 2:32 pm <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Sunrise Highway 1-27-18 Lewis' Woodpecker
1/27/18 9:41 am Jayne-Earthlink <jaynelesley...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Dieguito Monthly Bird Count - next Sunday, February 4th.
1/27/18 9:33 am Pamela Quittmeyer <duckypam...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Pewee, Tricolored Heron, Red-Necked Grebe
1/26/18 9:42 pm Marcie Mason <mason_marcie...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Gray Flycatcher and unidentified Myiarchus Flycatcher at Montclair Park
1/26/18 6:56 pm <gbward...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Short-eared Owl on 1/25
1/26/18 6:56 pm Roger Uzun <rogeruzun...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Lake Cuyamaca Area
1/26/18 6:03 pm <ornithomedic...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Minor Misc. & Probable Ash-throated Flycatcher at Nestor Park
1/26/18 1:55 pm Susan Smith <seiurus...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Balboa park Greater Pewee continues, 1/26/18
1/26/18 12:13 pm <jstock...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Sage Thrasher at Santee Lakes continues
1/26/18 12:06 pm <tuckrus...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Sage Thrasher at Fiesta Island Dog Continues
1/25/18 6:02 pm 'Jim Roberts GMAIL' <jroberts32281947...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Continuing rarities
1/25/18 5:44 pm dan jehl <jehlyfish...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Stick Pond Green-tailed Towhee and Pacific Slope Flycatcher
1/24/18 11:44 pm Jimmy McMorran <bigshell53...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] "Black" Merlin--Leucadia, CA (1/24/18)
1/24/18 7:49 pm Mark Stratton <zostropz...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Ash-throated type Flycatcher and more in San Diego today
1/24/18 6:50 pm Roger Uzun <rogeruzun...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Santee/Lindo Lakes
1/24/18 12:29 pm <caracara99...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Red-necked Grebe, Shelter Island
1/24/18 12:20 pm Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Zone-tail Hawk
1/23/18 5:18 pm 'David Povey' <dpovey...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Nazca Booby update and misc.
1/23/18 1:46 pm <stlbirdman64...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Laguna Mts 3 Lewis's woodpeckers continue 1/22/18
1/23/18 1:34 pm 'Geoffrey Rogers' <rogersgl1952...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Juvenile warblers correction
1/23/18 12:15 pm 'Geoffrey Rogers' <rogersgl1952...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Juvenile warblers
1/23/18 11:59 am 'Geoffrey Rogers' <rogersgl1952...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Juvenile warblers
 
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Date: 2/22/18 8:57 pm
From: phil Pryde <PhilPinSD...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Birds of note on the SD BF "San Diego 100" trip on Thurs.
Birds of note on the SD BF "San Diego 100” trip on Thursday included: The previously reported Brown Creeper and a W-F Ibis at Lindo Lake, a Tricolored Heron in the lower SD River estuary, the Vermillion Flycatcher at the easternmost Sunset Ave. ball field, and 4 Yellow-crowned Night Herons in the westernmost conifer in the parking lot west of Sports Park in IB.

Phil Pryde
<philpinsd...>
sandiegoregionbook.com



 

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Date: 2/22/18 8:24 pm
From: 'Nancy Christensen' <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] "Coastal Refuges" tour highlights
Interesting that there are 2 Long-tailed Ducks! Mel and I saw the bird in
the Otay River east of 8th street, visible from the new overlook platform my
the school. It swam north where the channel forks. This is the same duck I
photographed near 7th St on Tuesday.



Nancy Christensen

Ramona



From: <SanDiegoRegionBirding...>
[mailto:<SanDiegoRegionBirding...>] On Behalf Of Gjon Hazard
<gjon_hazard...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding]
Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2018 8:06 PM
To: SDBirding <sandiegoregionbirding...>
Cc: Gjon Hazard <Gjon_Hazard...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] "Coastal Refuges" tour highlights





Today's (2/22) San Diego Bird Festival "Coastal Refuges" tour was a great
success! Highlights included an adult REDDISH EGRET at the Tijuana River
estuary.

An adult LITTLE BLUE HERON and a RIDGWAY'S RAIL were at the Tijuana Slough
NWR, south of the visitors center.

Three adult YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were roosting in the pine trees west
of the Imperial Beach Sports Park. They were several trees into the condo
complex and not in the sports park proper, but they were visible from the
park (no need to enter the condo complex). Park south of Caspian Way in the
Sports Park and look in the pines to the west at the NW corner of the
north-most condo building, in the line of condo buildings closest to the
sports park. A scope helps to get good looks, though they're visible with
bins.

At least 2 LONG-TAILED DUCKS were near the Salt Works, South San Diego Bay
NWR. We were driving the dike roads around the salt ponds (access by guided
tours only); however, one bird would have been visible from the Bayshore
Bikeway, in the Otay River channel, where it runs past Bayside Park and
School in Imperial Beach (east of the north end of 8th Street). This bird
had a distinctly dark neck/cheek patch (on a white face -- winter adult
female type). The second bird, very white overall, with a slight smudge for
a neck/cheek patch (an immature, I would guess), was at the north end of the
Otay River channel, where it empties into the bay (north of Pond 12, far
from public access). It was with a large flock of scaup and Redheads. At the
same time we were viewing the very pale one, we also saw one on the north
side of Pond 12. This "third" bird was very much like the dark-cheeked one
in appearance. I suspect it was the same as the first bird; some tour
participants got photos of both and we'll confirm that later.

Also, there was a RIDGWAY'S RAIL along the Otay River channel along the
Bayshore Bikeway, near where the first Long-tailed Duck was. This is
interesting because it has been a long time since this federally listed
species has been seen along the Otay River channel, according to NWR staff.

Two female-type COMMON GOLDENEYES were in Pond 20 in the Salt Works. A
female-type GREATER SCAUP was there too.

Good views of a PEREGRINE FALCON and crippling views of a MERLIN in the Salt
Works rounded out the day quite nicely.

Thanks to all the tour participants for a fun trip!

Happy trails.

-Gjon




 

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Date: 2/22/18 8:06 pm
From: Gjon Hazard <gjon_hazard...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] "Coastal Refuges" tour highlights
Today's (2/22) San Diego Bird Festival "Coastal Refuges" tour was a great success! Highlights included an adult REDDISH EGRET at the Tijuana River estuary.

An adult LITTLE BLUE HERON and a RIDGWAY'S RAIL were at the Tijuana Slough NWR, south of the visitors center.

Three adult YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were roosting in the pine trees west of the Imperial Beach Sports Park. They were several trees into the condo complex and not in the sports park proper, but they were visible from the park (no need to enter the condo complex). Park south of Caspian Way in the Sports Park and look in the pines to the west at the NW corner of the north-most condo building, in the line of condo buildings closest to the sports park. A scope helps to get good looks, though they're visible with bins.

At least 2 LONG-TAILED DUCKS were near the Salt Works, South San Diego Bay NWR. We were driving the dike roads around the salt ponds (access by guided tours only); however, one bird would have been visible from the Bayshore Bikeway, in the Otay River channel, where it runs past Bayside Park and School in Imperial Beach (east of the north end of 8th Street). This bird had a distinctly dark neck/cheek patch (on a white face -- winter adult female type). The second bird, very white overall, with a slight smudge for a neck/cheek patch (an immature, I would guess), was at the north end of the Otay River channel, where it empties into the bay (north of Pond 12, far from public access). It was with a large flock of scaup and Redheads. At the same time we were viewing the very pale one, we also saw one on the north side of Pond 12. This "third" bird was very much like the dark-cheeked one in appearance. I suspect it was the same as the first bird; some tour participants got photos of both and we'll confirm that later.

Also, there was a RIDGWAY'S RAIL along the Otay River channel along the Bayshore Bikeway, near where the first Long-tailed Duck was. This is interesting because it has been a long time since this federally listed species has been seen along the Otay River channel, according to NWR staff.

Two female-type COMMON GOLDENEYES were in Pond 20 in the Salt Works. A female-type GREATER SCAUP was there too.

Good views of a PEREGRINE FALCON and crippling views of a MERLIN in the Salt Works rounded out the day quite nicely.

Thanks to all the tour participants for a fun trip!

Happy trails.

-Gjon
 

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Date: 2/22/18 12:43 pm
From: Elizabeth Copper <ecopper...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Pacific golden-plover Tijuana Estuary
Lea Squires and Robert Patton just refound pac golden plover - in verbena e of 3rd sign s of barrier dune s of seacoast dr


Elizabeth Copper
Coronado
Messenger
Sent from my iPhone

 

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Date: 2/21/18 11:17 pm
From: slader <slader...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] constraints on Berry Park birding; misc TJRV birds 2-21-18
Well, you probably did the "right" thing. But if you were clearly on public property - as is my understanding from your post - then you had a "right" to be there. I would have explained my actions and invited them to call the Sheriff if they weren't happy with my explanation. The paranoia has to be called at some point.


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-------- Original message --------From: "<rpatton...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding]" <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> Date: 2/21/18 4:24 PM (GMT-08:00) To: <SanDiegoRegionBirding...> Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] constraints on Berry Park birding; misc TJRV birds 2-21-18

 









Given the suspicion, vigilance, and security around schools these days, it's common sense not to bird around them when they're in session.  However, Elizabeth Copper and I rationalized that a quick scan of the sports field at Berry School this afternoon shouldn't be a problem given the prolonged period that numerous birders have frequented Berry Park off Leon Ave in Nestor in pursuit of the red-throated pipit & other species, the park's public status & accessibility, student activity being at the opposite end of the field, parking on the opposite side of the street from the school, and attempting to discreetly view from between our vehicles.  Mistake.  We were contacted by a teacher that walked across the field to the fence and told us to leave.  Despite explanation of our activity, apologies, and assurances that we understood the concern and were leaving immediately, emotions were clearly elevated. 
The red-throated pipit was not seen among the 6-8 American pipits seen.  A Wilson's warbler was along the 19th St Ditch (the riparian drainage around the corner to the SW, where Saturn drops into the valley - Elizabeth possibly had the dusky flycatcher there on Monday).The previously reported green-tailed towhee was not seen/heard at Dairy Mart ponds.A loggerhead shrike was seen perched on snags north of the entrance gate to Border Field State Park (the previously reported sage thrasher was not found). A Wilson's warbler was near the parking lot at the Bird & Butterfly Garden.  (On Monday, Elizabeth had also seen a barn swallow and common ground-doves).At the Sunset Ballfields, the yellow warbler continued in the trees off the NE edge of the fields, and the male vermilion flycatcher continued on bollards along the west side of the parking lot west of the diamonds (it or possibly a second one was later seen along the east edge of the NE d!
iamond).  The distinctive trill call of a tropical kingbird was heard at least twice, but we were unable to visually confirm it (over a dozen kingbirds & half a dozen Say's phoebes were moving throughout the area). Two adult yellow-crowned night-herons were visible in pines within the condo complex SW of the Imperial Beach Sports Park restrooms, viewed from the parking lot SW of the restrooms (please don't go into the condo complex or their parking lot...).Robert PattonSan Diego, CA









 

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Date: 2/21/18 4:24 pm
From: <rpatton...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] constraints on Berry Park birding; misc TJRV birds 2-21-18
Given the suspicion, vigilance, and security around schools these days, it's common sense not to bird around them when they're in session. However, Elizabeth Copper and I rationalized that a quick scan of the sports field at Berry School this afternoon shouldn't be a problem given the prolonged period that numerous birders have frequented Berry Park off Leon Ave in Nestor in pursuit of the red-throated pipit & other species, the park's public status & accessibility, student activity being at the opposite end of the field, parking on the opposite side of the street from the school, and attempting to discreetly view from between our vehicles. Mistake. We were contacted by a teacher that walked across the field to the fence and told us to leave. Despite explanation of our activity, apologies, and assurances that we understood the concern and were leaving immediately, emotions were clearly elevated.


The red-throated pipit was not seen among the 6-8 American pipits seen. A Wilson's warbler was along the 19th St Ditch (the riparian drainage around the corner to the SW, where Saturn drops into the valley - Elizabeth possibly had the dusky flycatcher there on Monday).
The previously reported green-tailed towhee was not seen/heard at Dairy Mart ponds.
A loggerhead shrike was seen perched on snags north of the entrance gate to Border Field State Park (the previously reported sage thrasher was not found).
A Wilson's warbler was near the parking lot at the Bird & Butterfly Garden. (On Monday, Elizabeth had also seen a barn swallow and common ground-doves).
At the Sunset Ballfields, the yellow warbler continued in the trees off the NE edge of the fields, and the male vermilion flycatcher continued on bollards along the west side of the parking lot west of the diamonds (it or possibly a second one was later seen along the east edge of the NE diamond). The distinctive trill call of a tropical kingbird was heard at least twice, but we were unable to visually confirm it (over a dozen kingbirds & half a dozen Say's phoebes were moving throughout the area).
Two adult yellow-crowned night-herons were visible in pines within the condo complex SW of the Imperial Beach Sports Park restrooms, viewed from the parking lot SW of the restrooms (please don't go into the condo complex or their parking lot...).
Robert Patton
San Diego, CA


 

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Date: 2/21/18 2:30 pm
From: Catherine Zinsky <Catherine.Zinsky...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Flamingo still present
Stopped at J Street yesterday afternoon. Choppy water and high tide.
Reddish Egret was hunkered in with some Brandt and Willets at the Southeast
end, across the road from the marina. The Cackling Goose was grazing on
the grass along with many Coot and resting Yellow-billed Gulls.

At the end of 7th street I saw the Long-tailed Duck in the Channel, while
the American Flamingo was at the far back of the pond. Btw, the new path
around and behind the pond is a real treat. Allowed for nicer views of the
Flamingo, for sure.

Photos at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/122472313@N07/

--
Waggin' tails,

Catherine


Author of "*Attitude + Attention =Teamwork!*
*Seven Steps to Success"*
Available thru www.gettoready.net

Competitive Obedience Toolbox: www.gettoready.net

https://www.flickr.com/photos/122472313@N07/



Ch Borderfame Soul Train UDX, OM ('Kellan the Felon' a.k.a. 'Sir Barkalot')
OTCH Sporting Fields Summer Solstice, UDX 9, OGM ("Dax", as in "Dax of the
Long Tongue" aka 'Sir Lickalot'))
GCH OTCH Sporting Field's Quantum Leap UDX3, OM7 ('Devon' as in 'Devon the
Usurper' aka "Monkey")
Ch. OTCH Trumagik Step Aside, UDX 20, OGM (2002 - 2015)
Shorewind Spellbound's Dragon Rider ("Echo")

 

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Date: 2/21/18 6:49 am
From: <kjblack...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Zone-tailed Hawk on Rangeland Road, Ramona
Zone-tailed Hawk seen last Saturday, Feb 17, at Noon. Photos on ebird at: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42995015 https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42995015


Ken Blackford
Bay Park neighborhood of San Diego


 

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Date: 2/21/18 12:14 am
From: Ken <kjblack...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Zone-tailed Hawk at Rangeland Rd, Ramona
This is my first post, so please forgive any unintended protocol transgressions ...
I saw a Zone-tailed Hawk on Rangeland Road in Ramona about Noon last Saturday, Feb 17, 2018.  
Link to my ebird post including 2 decent and 2 lousy photos:  https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42995015
Ken BlackfordSan Diego 
 

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Date: 2/20/18 8:56 pm
From: sarabirding <sarabirding...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Black-and-white Warbler in Pt Loma
A Black-and-white Warbler in my backyard this morning, Feb. 20, 2018,
chose to pick at bugs while climbing around on an old wooden fence
instead of a tree limb or trunk.

=================
Sara Baase Mayers
Point Loma
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Date: 2/20/18 7:34 pm
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Reminder: SDFO Meeting tonight 20 Feb
SDFO Event – February 20, 2018 at 6:00 pm is the next meeting of San Diego
Field Ornithologists.



Program – Two short programs will be presented:

1) First, we have Tom Blackman describ ing “Photographing the Cahow on
Bermuda.” In 1951 fifteen-year-old David Wingate took Robert Cushman
Murphy, a researcher from the American Museum of Natural History, and local
naturalist Louis S. Mowbray out to Long Rock in Turtle Bay Bermuda. There
they rediscovered the Bermuda Petrel (Cahow), thought to be extinct for
over 300 years. Last November, Tom traveled to Bermuda to meet David
Wingate OBE, see and photo graph the Cahow, and visit one of their nesting
islands. This is a short presentation showing the birds and the efforts on
Nonsuch Island to rehabilitate this petrel.

2) Second, Gary Nunn will present ten troublesome birds that we
frequently see misidentified to eBird in checklists from San Diego County.
He will go through the documentation best practices recommended for these
trouble makers in your checklists. Look out for photographic tips,
vocalization cues, status and distribution pointers, and a step-by-step
guide how best to avoid getting nagged by the review team!



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

If you were a member of SDFO in 2017 – time to renew. 2018 renewals are
being accepted. Click here for SDFO membership instructions
<http://www.sandiegofieldornithologists.org/?page_id=43>. Please make sure
to include your current email address.



Justyn Stahl

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

Program Chair

 

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Date: 2/20/18 5:46 pm
From: dan jehl <jehlyfish...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Greater Peewee
At 0930 this morning the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker showed up in the acacia trees at El Secreto and Rambla de las Flores and stayed for about five minutes. It then flew west to the tall eucalyptus to its sap wells there for a bit.

At 2:00 this afternoon the Greater Peewee was flycatching from the magnolia tree east of the large Bunya Bunya trees in west Balboa Park. Great to watch catching moths

Dan Jehl
San Diego

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Date: 2/20/18 2:46 pm
From: Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] LT Duck
The long-tail duck in Imperial Beach was refound yesterday after not being reported for some time. Seen by me today, Feb 20 in the channel at the north end of 7th Ave. staying water for significant lengths of time. Easy to miss...

Nancy Christensen
Ramona


A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
Chinese Proverb
 

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Date: 2/20/18 2:46 pm
From: <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Pasqual Valley 2-17-18
Trent Stanley & I birded several spots in San Pasqual Valley this morning.


Highlights:


Zone-tailed Hawk in a kettle of TVs at distance near the Safari Park. Scope required. Eventually floated off to the north towards Lake Wohlford.


Greater White-fronted Goose - eight birds foraging on hay bales near the residence across from the Konyne Dairy. These same eight been more-or-less resident at this spot since at least mid-December.


Rufous-crowned Sparrow - an adult at the Battlefield.
Pics at egk.smugmug.com/photography


Cactus Wren - three seen at the Battlefield, more heard.


Eric Kallen
San Diego
 

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Date: 2/20/18 1:08 pm
From: 'Nancy Christensen' <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Bell's Sparrows - Black Canyon Rd, Ramona
I drove out Black Canyon Rd in Ramona this morning. Since it was cold
overnight, I was hoping birds might be up and sunning as the day started to
warm. It paid off. I saw a total of 9 Bell's Sparrows, which is a high count
for me on this 2-mile stretch of road. Since so many out of town birders are
here for the festival, and since this sparrow is often asked about, I
thought I would post some details.

Black Canyon Road is reached by turning north on Magnolia Road just east of
Ramona (right after the Ramona Pond). Magnolia becomes Black Canyon at some
point. I do my measurements from the point the pavement ends and the road
becomes dirt.

One pair was heard chipping, and then seen, at about 1.7 miles, where the
road skirts around a deep runoff gully (not the little riparian gully with
the sycamores). The birds were seen downhill on both sides of the gully. I
had not seen Bell's at this location before. Later in the year this spot is
good for Black-chinned Sparrows, but I saw none today, it being early for
them still.

At 2 miles, there were 3 Bell's sparrows. This is the "usual" spot I send
folks to see Bell's. Two were up and singing, the third perched below one of
the singers.

At about 2.4 miles (downhill from the two large yellow signs that warn
drivers to honk on blind curves), I had 4 Bell's in sight at one time, out
sunning. This group seemed to have no singers, but were chipping away. This
is where I took most of my photos today.

Black Canyon Road has been recently graded, and is in excellent condition -
any car can drive this road. This is the main road to an Indian Reservation
in the back country, and a surprising amount of traffic zooms by. Make sure
you pull way to the side and try not to stop near any of those blind
corners. I usually turn around at this point. Beyond those two yellow signs,
the road narrows and there is NO place to stop safely until you reach The
Bridge another mile or two further. At the bridge there is some nice
riparian, with possibilities for Lawrence's Goldfinches, and Canyon wrens
nest under the bridge itself. If you turn left at the bridge, the road is
good the whole way. Going straight ahead towards Sutherland dam, the road
becomes quite rough and is probably only suitable for high clearance cars.

Here is the link to my Ebird checklist:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S43035959



Nancy Christensen

Ramona




 

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Date: 2/19/18 2:18 pm
From: 'Sally M. Gall' <librettist...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Re: La Jolla Cove, Feb 19



And at La Jolla Shores this morning my friend Mary Johnson and I picked up a chilled Northern Fulmar and took it to the Life Guard Station. Very, very light morph. I gather from Stan Walens that we were lucky not to have it vomit on us. But the poor thing was so desperately cold I doubt it could do anything more than hang on for the moment.


Sally M. Gall
<librettist...>
La Jolla

 

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Date: 2/19/18 12:57 pm
From: Kathy <ScottA1124...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] RSF Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
This morning Gretchen Nell and I saw the continuing Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in Rancho Santa Fe  immediately on our arrival at 8:25.  We watched it work the same branch in the second tree (with a vine growing in its crook) east of the stop sign at El Secreto and Rambla de Las Flores for about 20 minutes before we left it to walk in the area. 

Kathy Aldern
Leucadia
 

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Date: 2/19/18 11:55 am
From: Stan Walens <stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] La Jolla Cove, Feb 19
11 fulmars; 5 kittiwakes, 3 of them overhead
4 red phalaropes
Great light but 25 mph wind is bitter cold and unavoidable so if you do brave it dress for the cold
Stan Walens San Diego
Feb 19, 2018; 11:30 am
 

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Date: 2/19/18 10:28 am
From: Lisa Ruby <lruby1...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Warner Springs and Borrego Springs 2/16 and 2/17
Hi,

Sorry for the late report. Been busy.

Ter Hurst and I birded for a short time in Warner Springs on Friday
before sunset, and then in Borrego Springs on Saturday. Nothing earth
shattering, but here are a few things that may be of interest.

Warner Springs
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We got away with birding the Warner Springs Ranch Resort golf course at
the very end of the day on Friday the 16th. Pretty birdy. Along with
expected species, we had a PRAIRIE FALCON and a flock of maybe a dozen
LAWRENCE'S GOLDFINCH. There was also a flock of about 30 American
Robins. Ter heard a couple of Great Horned Owls after dark. We stayed at
the resort cabins.

Water Treatment Settling Ponds
-------------------------------------------
No luck on any of the Thrashers or the previously reported Gray
Flycatcher. We do believe we had BELL'S SPARROWS, and possibly a
SAGEBRUSH SPARROW or two. I have no photos of those birds, other than
one really bad one that isn't good enough for a specific ID. Ter has
some that appear to show immature BELL'S.

Borrego Springs
----------------------
ROADRUNNER CLUB
There were four CACKLING GEESE at the Roadrunner Club near one of the
ponds, or maybe the only pond. I thought there was another pond, but we
couldn't find it. One male Redhead was at the same pond, and there may
have been a female, but the distance from which we were viewing was too
far to tell for sure. We have decent comparison photos of a Cackling and
Canada Goose standing together.

We found one of the INCA DOVES. Looking in from the entrance it was on
the left side side where the community gardens are, but not in the dirt
area by the gardens. It was along the edge of the mobile homes at the
edge of the grassy area that the golf carts ride through.

eBird lists, which have some photos:
Warner Springs - https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42861825
Anza Borrego Visitor's Center - h
<https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42876299>ttps://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42876299
<https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42876299>
Water Treatment Settling Ponds - https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42883749
Mesquite Bosque - https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42912825
Roadrunner Club - https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42895155
Anza Borrego Visitor's Center again -
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42900142


Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs

 

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Date: 2/18/18 5:32 pm
From: 'Nancy Christensen' <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] MacGillivray's Warbler - Palomar
I visited Palomar State Park this afternoon - a very questionable decision
since it was the weekend, and a holiday weekend at that! Not a single
parking space at Doane pond.

On the Nature Trail - beginning at the Doane Pond parking lot - I refound
the MacGillivray's Warbler that was last seen in December (I think). At
marker post 8, I was pishing at some chickadees, and the warbler began
chipping away. It took quite a bit of patience before I finally got a chance
to see it, and eventually get some photos. It worked upstream as far as
marker post 5, always staying down near the stream.

I did not refind the flock of Golden-crowned Kinglets that had been hanging
out near post 10, but it was afternoon, and the trail was loaded with rather
noisy hikers.

Near post 5 a flock of birds flushed from high up in the trees (a sharp-shin
in the area). A group of about 15 birds that flew in a pretty tight flock
and changed directions in unison twice, zigzagging among the trees.
Finch-sized, but I picked up no color flash or vocalizations (again - it
was not a quiet day on the trail). I wondered if these could be crossbills,
but don't have enough experience with the species. On the other hand, I
can't think what else it might be. I am mentioning it here in case someone
else is in the area, keep an eye open!



Nancy Christensen

Ramona




 

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Date: 2/18/18 1:27 pm
From: Richard Norgaard <rnorgaard...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Greg Rogers Park Vermilion Flycatcher
Adult male flycatching from the school fence, at the north end.

Rich Norgaard
Spring Valley

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Date: 2/18/18 11:45 am
From: Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] the return of the Red-throated Pipit
Today, Sunday the 18th, visiting birders Curtis Marantz et al. saw saw
the wintering RED-THROATED PIPIT between 10:30-11:00 AM in the school
playing field next to Berry Park along Leon Avenue in Nestor, with also
a brief move over to Berry Park itself before returning to the school
field. It was with about 40 American Pipits, which is far more pipits
than has been seen at the site now for about a month. This is the first
definite sighting of the Red-throated in almost a month. There was also
a report a few days ago of a possible sighting of the Red-throated in
the church parking area / vacant lot along Hollister Avenue immediately
south of Leon (east end of Leon).

Also today, the Del Mar GRACE'S WARBLER continues. An adult male
Bullock's Oriole was in Carlsbad.

--Paul Lehman,  San Diego


 

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Date: 2/17/18 6:50 pm
From: Janice Nordenberg <jnordenb...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Red-necked Grebe
For the record, on 2/16 I searched for the Red-necked Grebe at Shelter
Island between 9:30 and 11:00 and did not find it. I looked from the
fishing pier south to the end, accessible parts of the east side and north
of the fishing pier. Only Grebe was an Eared north of the pier.

Jan Nordenberg
San Diego
--
Jan Nordenberg Sent from Gmail Mobile

 

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Date: 2/17/18 5:52 pm
From: 'David Povey' <dpovey...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Offshore San Diego
Three of us did a little scouting to the south west of Mission Bay this
morning.

Best news is that Scripps's Murrelets have started their return with four
seen today.

Two Northern Fulmar were on the Nine Mile Bank, one a white morph bird. The
other our standard

dark gray morph. A single Pink-footed Shearwater was also seen, over the
outer edge of the Nine.

Two Brown Boobies were just inside the Bank. An adult male with dark
juvenile traveling together.

Overall many fewer birds that far offshore, nothing to compare with La Jolla
Canyon but worthy

of further check this coming weekend. I hope you'll join us.

The Mission Bay Jetties had a small number of Surfbirds on departure and
return. Only a single

Black Turnstone, with a small number of Ruddy Turnstones.

List of species and numbers;

Surf Scoter 2

Pacific Loon 2 ( one inside the bay).

Common Loon 2 ( both just outside the jetties).

N. Fulmar 2 (plus a dead dark morph fulmar).

Pink-footed Shearwater 1

Black-vented Shearwater 220

Brown Booby 2

Brandt's Cormorant 300 (most in a single large feeding flock, but a
couple of singles out to the edge of the S.D. Trough)

Double-crested Cormorant 5 ( with the above feeding flock)

Brown Pelican 85 (good number for offshore)

Ruddy Turnstone 5 (jetties)

Black Turnstone 1 (jetties)

Surfbird 8 jetties)

phalarope sp. 1 ( likely Red Phalarope but not well seen at distance)

Scripps's Murrelet 4

murrelet sp. 1

Cassin's Auklets 10

sm. alcid sp. 3

Bonaparte's Gulls 75 (low?)

Heermann's Gull 3

Western Gull 300

California Gull 250

Royal Tern 2

Large numbers of Common Dolphin seen today, small number of Pacific
White-sided Dolphin.

One small whale, may have been juvenile Gray Whale. Some California Sea
Lions including one dead.

Dave Povey

Dulzura

p.s. San Diego Audubon Bird Festival pelagics have a few spaces each day.
Friday is nearly full.

Saturday a very few more spaces, Sunday the most with maybe 15-16 or so. I'd
contact them right

away if you'd like to go with us.








 

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Date: 2/17/18 5:50 pm
From: 'Jim Roberts GMAIL' <jroberts32281947...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Lindo Lake Brown creeper
This noon (2/17/18) one of the BROWN CREEPERS was still present at Lindo
Lake.

It was found at the southern end of the paved causeway (between the two
lakes) in a pepper tree.

It moved north paralleling the causeway, foraging on the leafless willow
trunks along the edge of the eastern lake.



Jim Roberts

University City












 

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Date: 2/17/18 5:07 pm
From: <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Pasqual Valley 2-17-18
Sorry if this message is duplicate. I posted this morning but the message seems lost in the cybersphere.


Trent Stanley & I birded several spots in San Pasqual Valley this morning.


Highlights:


Zone-tailed Hawk in a kettle of TVs at distance in vicinity if the Safari Park. Scope required. The hawk floated off to the north towards Lake Wohlford.


Greater White-fronted Goose. Eight birds foraging in the yard adjacent to the house across from the Konyn Dairy. These birds have been seen at this spot often since mid-December.


Rufous-crowned Sparrow. One Bird at the Battlefield. Pics at egk.smugmug.com/photography


Cactus Wren. Three birds seen at the battlefield. More birds heard.


Eric Kallen




 

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Date: 2/17/18 4:54 pm
From: 'Geoffrey Rogers' <rogersgl1952...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Lewis's Woodpecker--yes, Williamson's Sapsucker--no; 17 Feb 2018
Two Lewis's Woodpeckers were seen in flight and perched along the west edge
(fenced boundary) of the Laguna Indian Reservation (aka the Lucas property)
about 0.26 mile south of Sunrise Hwy and the Pioneer Mail Picnic area. One
was seen in a prominent pine just inside the property fence line at ~0.26 mi
south.



At Stonewall Mine I searched in all the reported locations for the
Williamson's Sapsuckers. In the vicinity of the "T-junction" about 30 feet
to the south and on the west side of the trail is a double-trunked pine with
extensive sap wells on the left trunk-some oozing sap. I also looked to the
west around the high-point (fenced-off area) and down by the trail further
west where there were several pines. No luck.





Geoffrey L. Rogers

----------------------------

San Diego, CA






 

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Date: 2/17/18 11:41 am
From: Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] new Cassin's, old Orchard
On Saturday, the 17th, there's a new, wintering CASSIN'S VIREO, this one
along the southern-most block of Gage Drive in Point Loma residential.
Also a continuing "GRAY-HEADED" Dark-eyed Junco there. This is only
about 100 feet away from where there was a Warbling Vireo back in late
January, so it appears to be a hot-bed of rare wintering vireo activity.
On Thursday, the 15th, the continuing, returning adult male ORCHARD
ORIOLE continued in Coronado.

--Paul Lehman,  San Diego



 

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Date: 2/17/18 9:47 am
From: Stan Walens <stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] No brown thrasher yet this morning
A half dozen birders have been looking since 7:30am with no success.
Lots of dense habitat it could be in

Stan Walens
Feb 17, 9:40 am

 

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Date: 2/16/18 10:47 pm
From: Steve Ritt <stevenmritt...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Pine Valley: Golden-crowned Kinglets - 2/16/18
At least two Golden-crowned Kinglets were unexpected along Corte Madera Road, just west of Old Highway 80 today, along with a few Slate-colored and one Cassiar's Junco.

One Gray-headed Junco was along Skyline Drive, south of Sunrise Highway, along with two Lewis' Woodpeckers. Another Slate-colored Junco was at Lake Cuyamaca.

The Greater Pewee was not present in Balboa Park from 6:15-7:45 this morning. Two Western and one Summer Tanagers were.

Steve Ritt
San Diego, CA

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 2/16/18 3:56 pm
From: <tskartsiaris...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Re: borrego springs desert thrashers
Fellow birders,

Would like to hire a guide for this Sunday to explore Borrego Springs area.
Lifers would include:
Sage, Le Contes, and Crissal thrashers.
Williamsons and red breasted sapsuckers.
And Prairie Falcon.

Can use my car.



You can call me or text at:
214.662.9820
Hoping for a fun day!

Terry


Terry Skartsiaris


On Feb 13, 2018, at 3:16 PM, 'Nancy Christensen' <nancy.r.christensen...><mailto:<nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...><mailto:<SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>> wrote:


Today, Tuesday February 13th, Barbara, Mel and I visited the Borrego Springs area. Arriving at the settling ponds shortly after 7 am, we had proceeded a very short distance when a thrasher began singing. Backtracking back to the car, and then up onto the rock-sided berm, we scanned until we were able to spot the LeContes Thrasher in a small shrub, singing away. While trying to get photos, we heard a second thrasher call a few times east of the entrance road. At the time we noted that LeContes are usually seen on the side of a shrub not on the very top as a Crissal Thrasher usually perches. Continuing around the ponds, a few moments later we saw two Crissal Thrashers perched on the very tip of the top branches of a mesquite north of the ponds. The only other noteworthy birds sighted were a Violet-Green Swallow (which seemed like an early arrival but according to the bird atlas is not) and a Peregrine Falcon. I have seen Prairie Falcons several times at the settling ponds, but not sure if I have ever had a Peregrine there.
We drove some roads near the Country Club and found a large flock of quail that included birds that looked like pure California, pure Gambels, hybrid California/Gambels, and many others that flew away before we had a chance to study them. Hopefully we got photos that show all of these types!
We struggled to find flocks of sparrows at any location today, but finally found a large WC Sparrow flock on Old Mine Road in Ranchita that included one Brewers Sparrow.

Nancy Christensen
Ramona



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Date: 2/16/18 3:21 pm
From: <baker2575...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Diego rarity tour 2/16/18
Hi SD birders:


I've been wanting to come down to your fine County for ages to see all of those great birds that seem to show up in SD (but not OC). Today I finally had some time, so I took a morning tour to see some of the rarities that you all are probably bored with already:


The Greater pewee was easy to find in Balboa Park at around 8 am, in the same bunya bunya trees (I thought those were called monkey puzzles?) near the restrooms.


The Nazca booby was not on buoy 34 at 9 am. Probably out foraging somewhere, and I didn't feel like waiting around for it.


A quick stop by the Imperial Beach sports park turned up absolutely nothing.


Finally, I went up to Del Mar to look for the Grace's warbler, though no one had posted about it on eBird since 2/11. I found it at around 10:30 AM, farther up the hill than the address noted in previous posts. Today it was hanging out in the pines around 1440 San Dieguito.


Two great birds plus some lovely weather made for a memorable morning in San Diego!


Charles Baker
Tustin, CA


 

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Date: 2/16/18 3:16 pm
From: Susie Martin <flamingirises...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Brown thrasher kit Carson park
Hi birders,

I wanted to report a Brown Thrasher in the riparian thickets off the walking path to the west of the duck pond. The bird was on the south side of the dirt path heading west away from the duck pond (just past the chapparal areas just at that first sycamore group). I was walking down the path and heard several king birds calling to one another in the tree tops. I stopped to look at them. I then looked down and on the ground behind some logs is where I saw the brown thrasher. I had a great view of it, could easily see the yellow eye, very rust back, wing bars, streaked breast and bluish grey bill.. It was very curious and watched me as well. I turned to get my camera out and it was gone by the time I was ready to shoot it. I looked around but it was too dense with leaves.

It was a great surprise and a life bird for me.

If you want to know more information text or email me. 760 580 9440

Happy birding!
Susie Martin
<Birdnerdsusie...>


Get Outlook for Android<https://aka.ms/ghei36>




 

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Date: 2/16/18 11:56 am
From: <thunefeld...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Swainson's Hawks
Greetings


The spring migration of Swainson's Hawks has begun. I am working on the hawk watch committee of the Anza Borrego Desert State Park helping design and produce new hawk watch storyboards for use in the field during the counts and at the Anza Borrego Foundation, the Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center and at the State Park Visitor Center.


We're practically finished but are still in need of one hi-res photo of a large group of the hawks on the ground when they're foraging for caterpillars. We have a laminated copy from the old storyboards but are unable to locate the digital data so are in need of a hi-res digital for the new storyboards.


If you would be willing to share such a photo for production by the Anza Borrego Desert State Park, please email me at <thunefeld...>



Happy Birding!


--
Terry Hunefeld
https://www.inaturalist.org/people/thunefeld https://www.inaturalist.org/people/thunefeld













 

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Date: 2/16/18 11:05 am
From: Nicole Desnoyers <njdesnoyers...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] South Bay Flamingo
The flamingo was sleeping in the center of pond 10A from 9:30-10:30 this
morning (16 Feb). Drawing quite a crowd.

Nicole Desnoyers
North Park/SCI

 

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Date: 2/16/18 6:45 am
From: Stan Walens <stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] La Jolla Cove Feb 15--thousands of black-vented shearwaters
I’ve been checking out the Cove a couple times every day, in preparation for Birdfest next week. Looking for seabirds and unusual gulls.

For the last 3 days, starting at about 3:00, there have been masses of black-vented shearwaters streaming north and feeding in the canyon and the Cove itself.
Today the sea was carpeted with them everywhere: I estimated somewhere over 2500, but it could easily have been double that number.
Hard to count accurately when they’re swirling all over the place.
It’s a beautiful spectacle to watch.
No other birds of unusual interest,


Also 400-500 common dolphins and 10 gray whales.

Stan Walens, San Diego
Feb. 15, 2018; 10:30 pm
 

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Date: 2/15/18 1:51 pm
From: C K Smith <stlbirdman64...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] YB Sapsucker present 1347hrs now
El Secreto and Rambla de las Flores right now. I’ll remain awhile if anyone is in the area.
CKSmith

Sent from my iPhone

 

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Date: 2/15/18 1:19 pm
From: Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] 7th Ave Imperial Beach
I visited the 7th Ave area this morning in hopes of relocating the LT Duck ( a task at which I failed). I was pleased to see a new addition to the bike path/trail there. You can now walk all the way around the pond west of 7th Ave. the pond was well populated with shorebirds and ducks, and the reddish egret as well. The American Flamingo was there as well. The Tricolored Heron was across the channel.
It was peaking a six foot tide when I was there.

Nancy Christensen
Ramona


A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
Chinese Proverb
 

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Date: 2/15/18 11:57 am
From: Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tierrasanta rarity trees
On Weds AM, the 14th, I birded the West Shepherd Canyon area (off
Clairemont Mesa Blvd) in Tierrasanta and ran into likely the most
impressive mixed "flock" (loose) of rare birds I've ever seen in San
Diego County in winter. There are several very large blooming eucalyptus
(so one is often looking WELL upwards, high into the thick foliage and
flower clumps, so the birds can easily hide, and they come and go)--some
of the trees with white flowers and some with pink flowers--along the
slope behind the houses bordering the canyon and exactly where the
Painted Redstart has hung out the past three winters. Early in the
morning, these trees get the first of the morning sun, so they can be
quite birdy at some point between 7:00-7:35 AM (my best luck). Some
mornings are very good, and some aren't nearly as good.  Yesterday was
incredible, as in a 5-minute period around 7:25, and in just two of the
overlapping large trees, I saw: 1 female Bullock's Oriole, 3 Western
Tanagers, 1 male Summer Tanager (90% red), 1 female Hooded Oriole, 1
female Orchard Oriole, 1 male Rose-breasted Grosbeak, and the Painted
Redstart. Only the Hooded and Orchard are new, as all the other birds
are previously known to be in the general area.  Elsewhere in
Tierrasanta, there was a sapsucker sp. and another Western Tanager along
Tierrasanta Blvd.

On Thurs the 15th, a check of the many tipuana-infested parking lots at
Liberty Station produced a total of FIVE Yellow Warblers. Nearby Marine
property had an adult male Bullock's Oriole.

--Paul Lehman,  San Diego


 

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Date: 2/15/18 11:34 am
From: 'Geoffrey Rogers' <rogersgl1952...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Rock Wren report on e-bird from Shelter Island,
Ebird shows a sizable number of Rock Wren sightings along the coast going up through Orange County, stopping at the industrial area of Long Beach, then resuming into the Palos Verde peninsula. I assume the vast majority were correctly identified. I think anywhere rip-rap is put down to channelize water or stabilize a slope there is an attraction to the species and they do wander around seasonally.



Geoffrey Rogers

------------------------

San Diego, CA



From: <SanDiegoRegionBirding...> [mailto:<SanDiegoRegionBirding...>] On Behalf Of Charles Jackson <socalbirder8...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding]
Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2018 10:22 AM
To: Mark Stratton
Cc: <SanDiegoRegionBirding...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Rock Wren report on e-bird from Shelter Island,





It has been there a while, wintering there, I suppose. It was there when I stopped by to see the RNGR a few weeks ago. Vocal, and confiding. Came within a few feet.



Charles

Sent from my iPhone📲


On Feb 15, 2018, at 07:52, Mark Stratton <zostropz...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> wrote:



I'm not sure how unusual this is but I was looking at Storm Jensen's ebird report from yesterday and there are pictures of a Rock Wren taken on the rocks at Shelter Island. Is this pretty unusual?



Mark Stratton

North Park




 

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Date: 2/15/18 11:27 am
From: Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tierrasanta rarity trees


On Weds AM, the 14th, I birded the West Shepherd Canyon area (off

Clairemont Mesa Blvd) in Tierrasanta and ran into likely the most
impressive mixed "flock" (loose) of rare birds I've ever seen in San
Diego County in winter. There are several very large blooming eucalyptus
(so one is often looking WELL upwards, high into the thick foliage and
flower clumps, so the birds can easily hide, and they come and go)--some
of the trees with white flowers and some with pink flowers--along the
slope behind the houses bordering the canyon and exactly where the
Painted Redstart has hung out the past three winters. Early in the
morning, these trees get the first of the morning sun, so they can be
quite birdy at some point between 7:00-7:35 AM (my best luck). Some
mornings are very good, and some aren't nearly as good.  Yesterday was
incredible, as in a 5-minute period around 7:25, and in just two of the
overlapping large trees, I saw: 1 female Bullock's Oriole, 3 Western
Tanagers, 1 male Summer Tanager (90% red), 1 female Hooded Oriole, 1
female Orchard Oriole, 1 male Rose-breasted Grosbeak, and the Painted
Redstart. Only the Hooded and Orchard are new, as all the other birds
are previously known to be in the general area.  Elsewhere in
Tierrasanta, there was a sapsucker sp. and another Western Tanager along
Tierrasanta Blvd.

On Thurs the 15th, a check of the many tipuana-infested parking lots at
Liberty Station produced a total of FIVE Yellow Warblers. Nearby Marine
property had an adult male Bullock's Oriole.

--Paul Lehman,  San Diego


 

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Date: 2/15/18 10:50 am
From: Charles Jackson <socalbirder8...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Rock Wren report on e-bird from Shelter Island,
It has been there a while, wintering there, I suppose. It was there when I stopped by to see the RNGR a few weeks ago. Vocal, and confiding. Came within a few feet.

Charles

Sent from my iPhone📲

> On Feb 15, 2018, at 07:52, Mark Stratton <zostropz...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> wrote:
>
> I'm not sure how unusual this is but I was looking at Storm Jensen's ebird report from yesterday and there are pictures of a Rock Wren taken on the rocks at Shelter Island. Is this pretty unusual?
>
> Mark Stratton
> North Park
>

 

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Date: 2/15/18 9:26 am
From: Mark Stratton <zostropz...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Rock Wren report on e-bird from Shelter Island,
I'm not sure how unusual this is but I was looking at Storm Jensen's ebird
report from yesterday and there are pictures of a Rock Wren taken on the
rocks at Shelter Island. Is this pretty unusual?

Mark Stratton
North Park

 

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Date: 2/14/18 6:54 pm
From: <imtooflytofly...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Possible Gray Catbird
***Possible*** I have never seen one before, so I am not 100%. If you are in the area, please see if you can confirm. Did not have Bins or Camera with me as I was at work. I am going to try and relocate tomorrow with camera. The details are...

Looks like mockingbird, but smaller, uniformly gray on front and head, wings stick to side similar to hummingbird, could not see the tail, head had black stripe down from crown to neck, and wings were gray but slightly darker than body. No white patches like mockigbird. Was perched in a tree about 15-20 feet above me. got good but naked eye looks for about 3 minutes at front and side. As I tried pishing it closer, it started to rain. The bird dropped into the tree.

Was located in tree on west curb line of 1226 Koe Street 02/14/2018 @4 pm.

Anthony “TooFly” Fife
La Mesa, Ca
 

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Date: 2/14/18 5:55 pm
From: John Walters <johnfwalters5552...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Flamingo down @ Imperial Beach
On 2/14/2018 10:30 AM, <mattsadowski321...>
<mattsadowski321...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] wrote:
>
> It's not the first time one of these "captive" Coronado Marriott
> Chilean Flamingos has decided to wander.
>
> Matt Sadowski
Many years ago (around 1990) the Hotel Del Coronado had a captive flock
of (I believe) Greater Flamingoes, some of which escaped and were seen
for quite a while around the southern region of San Diego Bay. I was
birding one day at the mouth of the Tijuana River, and I became aware of
a small flock (maybe half a dozen) of large white birds swimming well up
the estuary channel, at least a quarter-mile from where I was. My first
thought was American White Pelican, but it was an odd place for
pelicans, and they didn't look right somehow. It wasn't until they got
up and flew away that I realized they were flamingoes. Their plumage was
white instead of pink (lack of carotenoids in their diet, I guess), and
I had never seen a flamingo swimming instead of wading. An odd experience...

John Walters
Bonita, CA
<johnfwalters5552...>

 

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Date: 2/14/18 3:57 pm
From: Susan Smith <seiurus...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Swainson's Hawk over Del Dios Highway 2/14/18
A SWAINSON'S HAWK flew over my car about 1.8 miles west of the Lake Hodges dam, while I was driving west on Del Dios Hwy, around noon today. It was flying north, and quickly disappeared behind the hills on the north side of Del Dios.


Susan Smith
Seiurus Biological Consulting
Del Mar, CA




 

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Date: 2/14/18 2:52 pm
From: Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Flamingo
Just saw the flamingo as I was driving (2:11 on Wednesday afternoon). In the pond accessed from 7th street, way up in back near the construction. Doesn’t look Chilean... very uniformly colored. I would guess American from my quick look.

Nancy Christensen
Ramona


A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
Chinese Proverb
 

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Date: 2/14/18 10:45 am
From: <mattsadowski321...> <mattsadowski321...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Flamingo down @ Imperial Beach
It's not the first time one of these "captive" Coronado Marriott Chilean Flamingos has decided to wander.
Matt Sadowski
Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE device
------ Original message------From: Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...>: Wed, Feb 14, 2018 09:49To: Eric Kallen;Cc: Nickademus de la Rosa;<sandiegoregionbirding...>;Subject:Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Flamingo down @ Imperial Beach
  Hi all,
The Coronado Island Marriott has possibly a dozen Flamingos in the front of their property. In a poorly fenced area with a island in their pond.  I am just guessing, but it most likely belongs to the Marriott and the Flamingo is out having a good time.
Good birding,
Wes FritzSanta Barbara
On Feb 14, 2018, at 7:55 AM, Eric Kallen <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> wrote:

  Flamingo not seen at the spot described 7:45 am 2-14-18. Consolation prize - a reddish egret dancing nicely. 
Eric Kallen

Sent from my iPhone
On Feb 13, 2018, at 8:42 PM, Nickademus de la Rosa <ultrademus13...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> wrote:

 Hello,
Flamingo spotted this afternoon right at where the silver strand begins in
Imperial Beach. Observed it from 2:50-3:50pm from across the street from
the intersection of Rainbow and Highway 74 (silver strand) wandering around
in the slough just north of the brand new apartment buildings.

Not sure if this bird is an escapee, someone's pet or a very astray from
its flock...First time I've ever seen one outside of the zoo! Hopefully it
hangs around.

Nickademus de la Rosa
Coronado, CA

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Date: 2/14/18 10:44 am
From: Marc Arndt <marc.arndt...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Flamingo down @ Imperial Beach
I just heard from a friend at Tijuana Estuary the flamingo is in the Salt
Works. She said it has a USFWS band, for what that's worth.

On Feb 14, 2018 9:49 AM, "Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...>
[SanDiegoRegionBirding]" <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
wrote:

>
>
> Hi all,
>
> The Coronado Island Marriott has possibly a dozen Flamingos in the front
> of their property. In a poorly fenced area with a island in their pond. I
> am just guessing, but it most likely belongs to the Marriott and the
> Flamingo is out having a good time.
>
> Good birding,
>
> Wes Fritz
> Santa Barbara
>
> On Feb 14, 2018, at 7:55 AM, Eric Kallen <eric...>
> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
> wrote:
>
>
>
> Flamingo not seen at the spot described 7:45 am 2-14-18. Consolation prize
> - a reddish egret dancing nicely.
>
> Eric Kallen
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Feb 13, 2018, at 8:42 PM, Nickademus de la Rosa <ultrademus13...>
> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
> wrote:
>
>
>
> Hello,
> Flamingo spotted this afternoon right at where the silver strand begins in
> Imperial Beach. Observed it from 2:50-3:50pm from across the street from
> the intersection of Rainbow and Highway 74 (silver strand) wandering around
> in the slough just north of the brand new apartment buildings.
>
> Not sure if this bird is an escapee, someone's pet or a very astray from
> its flock...First time I've ever seen one outside of the zoo! Hopefully it
> hangs around.
>
> Nickademus de la Rosa
> Coronado, CA
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>
>
>

 

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Date: 2/14/18 10:40 am
From: Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Yellow-bellies Sapsucker
First reported by Sandy Yayanos in Rancho Santa Fe area. Her EBird location description is great... the two trees closest to the stop sign at the intersection of El Secreto and Rambla de Los Flores. For me the bird kept slipping around to the back side of the tree. Eventually moved into adjacent pepper trees and from there into the pines behind the fence. I sat down to wait for it to come back to the corner hoping for better photos. The large pine on the opposite corner at that intersection had a Plumbeous Vireo and a Red-breasted Nuthatch.
Barbara and I explored the area last week. There is s ball field right here with parking and a well hidden porta pot (behind the batting cage). A nice bridle path circles the ball field area, and another bridle path goes up El Secreto. Quite birdy and probably worth some time especially silly during migration.

Nancy Christensen
Ramona


A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
Chinese Proverb
 

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Date: 2/14/18 9:49 am
From: Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Flamingo down @ Imperial Beach
Hi all,

The Coronado Island Marriott has possibly a dozen Flamingos in the front of their property. In a poorly fenced area with a island in their pond. I am just guessing, but it most likely belongs to the Marriott and the Flamingo is out having a good time.

Good birding,

Wes Fritz
Santa Barbara

On Feb 14, 2018, at 7:55 AM, Eric Kallen <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> wrote:

Flamingo not seen at the spot described 7:45 am 2-14-18. Consolation prize - a reddish egret dancing nicely.

Eric Kallen

Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 13, 2018, at 8:42 PM, Nickademus de la Rosa <ultrademus13...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> wrote:

>
> Hello,
> Flamingo spotted this afternoon right at where the silver strand begins in
> Imperial Beach. Observed it from 2:50-3:50pm from across the street from
> the intersection of Rainbow and Highway 74 (silver strand) wandering around
> in the slough just north of the brand new apartment buildings.
>
> Not sure if this bird is an escapee, someone's pet or a very astray from
> its flock...First time I've ever seen one outside of the zoo! Hopefully it
> hangs around.
>
> Nickademus de la Rosa
> Coronado, CA
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>


 

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Date: 2/14/18 8:02 am
From: Eric Kallen <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Flamingo down @ Imperial Beach
Flamingo not seen at the spot described 7:45 am 2-14-18. Consolation prize - a reddish egret dancing nicely.

Eric Kallen

Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 13, 2018, at 8:42 PM, Nickademus de la Rosa <ultrademus13...><mailto:<ultrademus13...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...><mailto:<SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>> wrote:



Hello,
Flamingo spotted this afternoon right at where the silver strand begins in
Imperial Beach. Observed it from 2:50-3:50pm from across the street from
the intersection of Rainbow and Highway 74 (silver strand) wandering around
in the slough just north of the brand new apartment buildings.

Not sure if this bird is an escapee, someone's pet or a very astray from
its flock...First time I've ever seen one outside of the zoo! Hopefully it
hangs around.

Nickademus de la Rosa
Coronado, CA

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



 

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Date: 2/13/18 8:42 pm
From: Nickademus de la Rosa <ultrademus13...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Flamingo down @ Imperial Beach
Hello,
Flamingo spotted this afternoon right at where the silver strand begins in
Imperial Beach. Observed it from 2:50-3:50pm from across the street from
the intersection of Rainbow and Highway 74 (silver strand) wandering around
in the slough just north of the brand new apartment buildings.

Not sure if this bird is an escapee, someone's pet or a very astray from
its flock...First time I've ever seen one outside of the zoo! Hopefully it
hangs around.

Nickademus de la Rosa
Coronado, CA


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


 

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Date: 2/13/18 5:40 pm
From: <tburr...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Ramona Harris Hawk
Yesterday (2/12/18) I decided to drive up to Ramona to try (4th time!!) and find the Harris Hawk that has been hanging around Montecito Way near the airport. I arrived about 1455 and searched the tall eucs and down El Paso St. but no luck. The only interesting birds was a Ferruginous Hawk and a male No Harrier. As I continued to patrol the area, about 1530 I noticed the FEHA was now on a telephone pole right next to the road. As I approached and started taking photos, it suddenly flew. When I took my eyes away from my camera I saw that a dark hawk had come into the same crossbar. When I looked back thru the camera, I discovered ti was the Harris Hawk that had apparently displaced the FEHA. Finally got a few shots of the HASH before it flew away about 30 sec later.

Tim Burr
Poway


 

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Date: 2/13/18 3:16 pm
From: 'Nancy Christensen' <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] desert thrashers
Today, Tuesday February 13th, Barbara, Mel and I visited the Borrego Springs
area. Arriving at the settling ponds shortly after 7 am, we had proceeded a
very short distance when a thrasher began singing. Backtracking back to the
car, and then up onto the rock-sided berm, we scanned until we were able to
spot the LeConte's Thrasher in a small shrub, singing away. While trying to
get photos, we heard a second thrasher call a few times east of the entrance
road. At the time we noted that LeConte's are usually seen on the side of a
shrub - not on the very top as a Crissal Thrasher usually perches.
Continuing around the ponds, a few moments later we saw two Crissal
Thrashers perched on the very tip of the top branches of a mesquite north of
the ponds. The only other noteworthy birds sighted were a Violet-Green
Swallow (which seemed like an early arrival but according to the bird atlas
is not) and a Peregrine Falcon. I have seen Prairie Falcons several times at
the settling ponds, but not sure if I have ever had a Peregrine there.

We drove some roads near the Country Club and found a large flock of quail
that included birds that looked like pure California, pure Gambel's, hybrid
California/Gambel's, and many others that flew away before we had a chance
to study them. Hopefully we got photos that show all of these types!

We struggled to find flocks of sparrows at any location today, but finally
found a large WC Sparrow flock on Old Mine Road in Ranchita that included
one Brewer's Sparrow.



Nancy Christensen

Ramona




 

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Date: 2/13/18 9:45 am
From: John Bruin <johnrbruin...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Pacific Golden-Plover - Tijuana River Mouth
Lone Plover with golden specks on back.

Seen at 9:30 today Feb 13. Photos later.

Located just south of where the closed area signs turn and head east to the
water.

Also a Reddish Egret in the same area.

John Bruin
Bay Park

 

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Date: 2/12/18 10:39 am
From: Stan Walens <stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] La Jolla Cove, Feb 12: nothing of unusual interest
Strong winds, poor light, very cold

Lots of birds 3 miles out, very little close in.

Guesstimate of 1000+ black-vented shearwaters, all but 6 way offshore
1 larger all-dark shearwater, too distant to i.d. even to genus
1000 gulls of various expected species including 2 large flocks of Bonaparte’s gulls
1 parasitic, 1 pomarine jaeger
2 black oystercatchers [not 3 miles out]
various loons and a few surf scoters
no alcids or boobies

Stan Walens, San Diego
Feb. 12, 2018; 10:15 a.m.
 

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Date: 2/11/18 7:36 pm
From: Iris Kilpatrick <iris.kilpatrick...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Rangeland Road Hanky-panky
Lots of excitement on Rangeland Road today including hawk mating rituals.  The Zone-tailed hawk and a male Merlin were the highlight of my day. Photo links to eBird report here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42692239
Iris KilpatrickRamona, CA

 

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Date: 2/11/18 7:26 pm
From: Denise Riddle <driddle1855...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Brown Creepers, Red-breasted Nuthatches, & Mountain Chickadees at Buddy Todd Park, Oceanside
Participated in a Buena Vista Audubon Birdathon this morning at Buddy Todd Park in Oceanside. Right off the parking lot near the restrooms we found one of the a Brown Creepers & the Mountain Chickadees. The other Creeper and the Red-breasted Nuthatches were found near the sand volleyball court in the NE corner of the park.

Denise Riddle
Oceanside

 

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Date: 2/11/18 4:12 pm
From: Barbara Carlson <barbarac2003...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] No Long-tailed Duck, but 2 continuing Black Scoter, 11 Feb
The San Diego Audubon walk this Sunday morning did not yield a LT Duck. However, many other common species were seen well, including seven (7) Common Goldeneye. Many thanks to John Bruin and Rich Breisch for being our fearless leaders for the 5 mile walk through the outer sections. Peter and Millie Thomas led the shorter walk.
Afterwards I circled around the bottom end of the bay to Grand Caribe Shoreline Park. Here, after multiple tries on multiple days, I was finally able to spot/scope the two continuing male Black Scoter.
Good birding, 
Barbara CarlsonSan Diego
 

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Date: 2/11/18 4:04 pm
From: dan jehl <jehlyfish...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Palm Warbler at Dairy Mart Stick Pond
At 3:45 I saw a Palm Warbler at the south Dairy Mart Stick Pond. It was sitting on a short stump over the water in the far north-east corner of the pond. Brownish Warbler with tan eyebrow and yellow undertail coverts, constantly bobbing tail. Still here when I left just before 4:00. I don’t see it reported from here recently in eBird.

Dan Jehl
San Diego

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Date: 2/11/18 3:51 pm
From: Susan Smith <seiurus...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Sun. Feb 11 White-breasted Nuthatch with RB Nuthatch at Grace's Warbler spot, Del Mar
Between about 8:30 am and 9:45, the often chipping GRACES WARBLER continued in the Monterey pines adjacent to 1441 San Dieguito Drive, and a WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH joined the continuing Red-breasted Nuthatch in one of these same pines at about 0930. White-breasted Nuthatches are not that common along the coast.


Susan Smith



Seiurus Biological Consulting
Del Mar, CA





 

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Date: 2/11/18 3:04 pm
From: Christopher Adler <christopheradlerdotcom...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tesoro Grove
Making an appearance at Tesoro Grove/Nestor Park late this morning:
1 Western Tanager
2 male (1st year) Bullock's Orioles
1 Black-throated Gray Warbler

Christopher Adler
Allied Gardens

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Date: 2/11/18 2:51 pm
From: Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Goose, booby, wigeon
My husband and I made s few stops around the southern county today. The Cackling Goose continues at J St Marina in Chula Vista, where it was seen grazing with the coots on the lawn near the bathrooms. The Grt Blue Herons have at least 4 active nests, one of which may have small young.
On Attu Ave along the Silver Strand we were able to see Nazca boobies on the red buoy. Currently it is directly beneath the large 6 on the Navy vessel..
At the north end of 2nd Ave in Chula Vista we saw the Eurasian Wigeon in the Sweetwster River.

Nancy Christensen
Ramona


A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
Chinese Proverb
 

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Date: 2/11/18 2:10 pm
From: Mark Stratton <zostropz...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Zone-tailed & Harris's Hawk, w/pics, and more in Ramona today
Paul Marvin and myself, started out at the Ramona Grasslands Preserve on a
very foggy morning. Birds of note were the Western-screech Owl, 1 and
possibly a 2nd Prairie Falcon, although we could not get a possitive ID on
the 2nd one so it is listed in ebird as Large Falcon SP. We had a few Rock
Wren and one Canvassback. I don't remember anything else standing out.
Rangeland Road on our first stop was all the usual stuff including a couple
of Ferruginous Hawks and one adult Bald Eagle. A stop at the Ramona Pond
had the usual stuff and then we came back to the Harris Hawk stakeout. We
couldn't find it and then on our 2nd trip to the end of Wayne, we saw it in
a tree. It then flew to a couple of different tree's and then circled out
over the last street on the right while you head to the Ramona Airport. We
returned to Rangeland Rd. to try for a recording of a Cackling Goose we
heard and we were told by another couple that the Zone-tailed Hawk had just
flown by. After a couple of minutes, we were studying what appeared to be
a TV when it suddenly banked showing a nice white band on it's tail. We
eventually got excellent looks at this bird and a decent pic.
The two links below show the 2 different Hawks.

Mark Stratton
North Park

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42677771

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42678903

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Date: 2/11/18 12:02 pm
From: sarabirding <sarabirding...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Chestnut-sided Warbler continuing, Pantoja Park
Last reported here on Feb. 2 (and eBird Feb. 4) as far as I can tell,
the Chestnut-sided Warbler in Pantoja Park, downtown San Diego, was
present this morning, Feb. 11. As usual, it was very high in the large
ficus trees in the northeast corner of the park. We saw it in the more
northerly tree and identified it by the small size, white underside,
short tail, a brief glimpse of yellow-green on the head, and
uncooperative behavior (moving small distances, almost always above the
canopy).

Three Townsend's Warblers were in the sweetgum trees near the
apartments north of the park, and a Myrtle's Warbler was in the
Seaport Village parking lot just behind the Hyatt Hotel.

=================
Sara Baase Mayers
Point Loma
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Date: 2/11/18 10:55 am
From: Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] minima Cackling, Pacific-slope, new Nashville & Summer
On Saturday the 10th, a Pacific-slope Flycatcher was in Hilltop Park in
Chula Vista. An individual wintered multiple years at this site a few
years ago but had been missed the past winter or two; but it must be the
same bird. The first spring migrants aren't due back for another two
weeks. On Sunday the 11th, the minima Cackling Goose continues in De
Anza Cove on Mission Bay and is now seen mostly at the wooden dock with
the domestic Mallards--which are essentially the same size! Minima
Cackling is casual in San Diego County, although this has been a (near-)
record fall and winter for them (and all Cacklings) in southern
California, but where Aleutian Cackling is still typically the dominant
form. Also today was yet another new Nashville Warbler, this one in
upper Presidio Park, and a new, female-type Summer Tanager, at De Anza
Cove. Also a Wilson's Warbler at Hotel Circle.

--Paul Lehman,  San Diego



 

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Date: 2/10/18 7:59 pm
From: dan jehl <jehlyfish...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Female Black Scoter at Tijuana River Mouth 10 February
This morning there was a female Black Scoter mixed in with a flock of hundreds of Surf Scoters in the surf zone just north of the mouth of the Tijuana River. I had spent 30 minutes or more with a spotting scope picking through the flock looking for a black duck with a yellow knobby bill when I saw a dark brown scoter with a very dark cap and light gray cheeks and neck, the bill was also smaller than those of the female Surf Scoters. The ducks were from 10-200 yards off the beach for the entire time, I would estimate at least 400-500 in the flock, and there were 2 more flocks of similar size south of the river mouth. There were also several loons diving (red-throated and common) with 3 red-breasted mergansers off the beach further north, several were also flying too far offshore for me to identify.

Dan Jehl
San Diego

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Date: 2/10/18 6:51 pm
From: Tina Mitchell <ztsipapu...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Zone-tailed Hawk, Oceanside
Greetings, group--

Walking the dogs with our good binoculars fortuitously at hand, we watched a Zone-tailed Hawk being noisily harassed by 2 American Crows between Del Mar Rd. and Belmont Park Rd. in Jeffries Ranch (33.25, -117.25) in Oceanside around 3:15 this afternoon. It slowly gained altitude as it drifted to the northeast across the SANDAG mitigation open space, toward the 76. At first, it looked rather like a very substantial Turkey Vulture--similar light/dark underwing pattern, flying in a slight dihedral--but clearly a buteo. (My husband was a hawk enumerator in Colorado for many years; that man knows his buteos...) The white bar across the long tail soon flashed to clinch the ID.

This area is ~25 miles from Safari Park, where a Zone-tailed has been reported recently.

Tina Mitchell
Oceanside

 

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Date: 2/10/18 4:43 pm
From: 'David Povey' <dpovey...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] South San Diego Bay Tricolored Heron, Nazca Boobies
The South San Diego Bay Tricolored Heron was seen at the Biological Study
Marsh on the north side of the east /west dike about 12:30 today.

Also noted from Loew's Coronado Resort, both Nazca Boobies were up and
flying together for the whole 20 mins. I watched them.

If I could read booby body language, I would say there were working the way
up to crossing over the Strand and out to the ocean.

They flew in a wide clockwise circles, low to the water on the east side of
the turn, rising and falling on the south part of the swing, then rising to
a couple of hundred feet on the west side going well into the area north of
Fiddler's Cove.

Then at the last moment swinging east to cross the bay south of the bridge.
I saw that repeated three times. I was sure each time would be the last..
Why they don't they cross that narrow spit of land when I'm sure they can
see the ocean??

They certainly had wind assisting them today. No feeding plunges dives were
made during any of the circles.

Dave Povey

Dulzura


 

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Date: 2/10/18 4:28 pm
From: 'Jim Roberts GMAIL' <jroberts32281947...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Local rarities
Thursday



Nestor Park - female VERMILION FLYCATCHER



Tesoro Grove - WESTERN TANAGER

BULLOCK'S ORIOLE (2-3)

BLACK=AND-WHITE WARBLER



J Street Marina (Marina Parkway) - REDDISH EGRET







Today (2/10/18) at noon



East end of Attu - 2 NAZCA BOOBIES (flying together)



Jim Roberts

University City


 

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Date: 2/10/18 11:31 am
From: Stan Walens <stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Stonewall mine:2 Williamson’s sapsuckers
A small group of us walked around Stonewall mine for several hours. Most left by 10:00 or so but A few of us stayed till past 11. we were down at the T-junction described in an earlier post when a male Williamson’s sapsucker flew into a tree near the T-junction. it flew to another tree to the east where it was joined by a second male Williamson’s sapsucker... The 2 sat only a few feet apart. the birds both then flew to the west and we have not been able to re-find them.

Stan Walens, San Diego
Feb 10, 2018; 11:30 am

 

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Date: 2/10/18 7:32 am
From: Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] New Orchard, Hooded, and Baltimore Orioles
On Friday the 9th, there were both a female Orchard Oriole and female Hooded Oriole bordering Cottonwood Creek Park in Encinitas. Also a Western Tanager. And a visiting group of birders from Delaware re-found the Sage Thrasher near the entrance of Borderfield State Park that had first been found on the CBC way back in mid-December but not reported since. Saturday early morning, the 10th, the returning now for over 5 years bright female Baltimore Oriole continues at Rohr Park in Bonita in the heavily blooming bottlebrush bushes at the basketball courts. This bird had only been reported this winter likewise on the CBC back in mid December.

Paul Lehman, San Diego


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Date: 2/9/18 6:42 pm
From: <orveaux...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Scott's Oriole in El Cajon
Hello all,


Just had a Scott's Oriole feeding in a flowering Euc in my mother's yard in the Singing Hills/Granite Hills area of SE El Cajon. Photos are in the ebird list here:


https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42538812 https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42538812



Cheers,
Josh Beck
Buenos Aires (but at the moment El Cajon)


 

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Date: 2/9/18 6:42 pm
From: Roger Uzun <rogeruzun...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Snowy Plovers
Does anyone know a good spot/time to see many snowy plovers feeding? I
know they hang around Robb Field but is there a specific area / side to
look for them? Are there better locations?


I see them south of Seacoast dr near the river mouth but only in 1's and
2's. I am hoping to get video of several feeding if I can.


-Roger Uzun
Poway, CA
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Date: 2/9/18 6:37 pm
From: dan jehl <jehlyfish...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Grace’s Warbler and Tricolored Heron
On Friday morning the Grace’s Warbler continued in Del Mar in the pines on both sides of 1441 San Dieguito Dr. Despite the bad light Marci Mason and I found it around 0900, her photos were far better than mine. After leaving Del Mar I met up with and old friend for a walk along the Robb Field side of the San Diego River flood control channel where the Tricolored Heron was feeding at low tide despite the disturbances from the denizens of Dog Beach. And in the afternoon with the tide rising there were 25 Black Turnstones feeding together (along with a Black Oystercatcher and Wandering Tattler) on the rock shelf below the first pull out north of the Cabrillo tide pools. Certainly not a rare bird but I have never seen them shoulder to shoulder like that.

Dan Jehl
San Diego

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Date: 2/8/18 1:58 pm
From: Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Black Scoters, Summer Tanager, and unmentionable large black-and-white birds
On Thursday the 8th, the two wintering drake Black Scoters continue on South San Diego Bay, and a new, adult male Summer Tanager is in Montgomery Waller Park in Otay Mesa.

Also two large black-and-white birds with orangey-yellow bills continue in the Bay well off Attu Avenue, but I don't dare mention them by name and break the streak of nobody posting any news about them on this listserve since well over a month ago in about late December. Including the fact that they now for weeks have a different favored buoy for perching. This news is readily available via eBird, but not via SanDiegoRegionBirding.

--Paul Lehman, San Diego


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Date: 2/7/18 3:40 pm
From: 'David Povey' <dpovey...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Gray Flycatcher at Pio Pico Park
I took a walk around my old stomping grounds of Thousand Trails Pio Pico on
Otay Lakes Road.

I found a Gray Flycatcher in the grass and trees area behind restroom #2 on
the north side.

The park is not open to the public but has a large local membership and
allows use by other affiliate

camping systems, and their guest.

Dave Povey

Dulzura


 

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Date: 2/7/18 2:53 pm
From: Stan Walens <stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] New Yard Bird: Magnificent Frigatebird
I’ve spent many hours since Sunday looking for the black-and-white kingbird [more on that later; several long posts I made about that bird on Feb 1 & 2 have not been uploaded to the listserv even after 6 days].

As I was looking for it at 1:20 this afternoon, a juvenile magnificent frigatebird flew past from east to west along Railroad Canyon [Rose Canyon as it heads east], so heading from Rte. 805 towards I-5 and maybe the ocean, (although I have several times watched frigatebirds move north along the I-5 corridor).

Obviously, this is not a bird to chase, but with this warm weather and s.e. winds, it might be worth looking for others over the ocean/freeways.

Stan Walens, University City
Feb. 7, 2018; 1:50 p.m.
 

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Date: 2/7/18 2:06 pm
From: 'Nancy Christensen' <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Plumbeous vireo, Swainson and Zone-tail Hawks
This morning, Wednesday Feb 7, Mel and I visited Safari Park. Light Santa
Ana winds (breeze) was blowing. Just before 9, the small group of vultures
that roost right at the entrance got flushed. Among them was a Swainson's
Hawk that was immediately attacked by a raven and driven away. It did cross
back over the parking lot once, but never settled down into a soaring
behavior.

On Condor Ridge, the Plumbeous Vireo that was found during the Escondido CBC
popped out in the same location - a laurel sumac right next to the railing
near the bighorn sheep enclosure. It was silent, never vocalized at all. It
crossed under the walkway and went down canyon, where another small gray
bird flew over. A quick interaction occurred, too quickly for me to identify
but I thought it might be a second vireo. The original bird came back up to
the laurel sumac where we first saw it. A few minutes later it wandered
uphill a bit, and again a gray bird flew over to it and again there was a
lightning fast interaction. Again our first thought was a second vireo. All
we can say at this point is that there is possibly another vireo in the
area.

At 9:55, a Zone-tail Hawk flew over, kiting on the breeze, and just hung
over our heads for several minutes.

The rest of the park seemed low in birds. There has been a great deal of
repair work and new construction going on. Down in the Heart of Africa, it
did seem that some of the egrets and ibis might be inspecting nest sites
already.

I checked Old Milky Way both before and after visiting the park, and found
zero geese of any color. Yesterday afternoon the geese were quite close to
the road for the best viewing opportunities so far this year, but luck did
not repeat itself today.



Nancy Christensen

Ramona




 

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Date: 2/7/18 8:33 am
From: <rpatton...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] next san elijo monthly bird count Mon 12 Feb

The next San Elijo monthly bird count will be Monday 12 February. Counts are conducted by volunteers on the second Monday of each month, rain or shine (construction noise or not...). Please spread the word or join us if you can (no RSVP required). Meet at 7:30 am at the north end of Rios Ave in Solana Beach (north from Lomas Santa Fe Dr, west of I-5) to divide into groups to cover different subareas. A compilation generally follows around noon at the nature center on Manchester Ave (bring your own lunch).
Thanks,
R. Patton
San Diego, CA




 

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Date: 2/6/18 6:01 pm
From: <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Zone-tailed Hawk @ Stonewall Mine 2-6-18
Barbara Carlson and Inwent up to Stonewall Mine this afternoon to try for the Williamson's sapsucker that had been seen recently. We did not find that bird, but were rewarded with a Zone-tailed Hawk associating with a kettle of TVs.


Other highlights...
Immature Bald Eagle
Red-breasted nuthatch
Hairy Woodpecker


A complete report will be filed on ebird later this evening


A pic of the hawk at:


Egk.smugmug.com/photography


Eric Kallen
San Diego
 

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Date: 2/6/18 9:48 am
From: Susan Smith <seiurus...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Hooded Oriole and Rock Wren at San Diego Botanic Garden, Mon Feb 5
On yesterday's (Feb 5) San Diego Botanic Garden monthly bird walk, a wintering Hooded Oriole was seen behind the Admin bldg south of the Seeds of Wonder garden, and Rock Wren was in the overflow pkg lot area. I have seen Rock Wrens before in wintertime along the coastal sandstone cliffs of Point Loma, the La Jolla Coastal Reserve, and Torrey Pines St Park (Guy Fleming Trail), but this Rock Wren is a first for the Garden. Bird list is below.


Susan Smith
Seiurus Biological Consulting
Del Mar, CA

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Sent: Tue, Feb 6, 2018 7:57 am
Subject: eBird Report - San Diego Botanic Garden, Feb 5, 2018

San Diego Botanic Garden, San Diego, California, US
Feb 5, 2018 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Area
17.0 ac
Comments: Rita Campbell's monthly bird walk. Rita led for the first hour, then Gretchen Nell took over as leader for the rest of the walk. Rita has a bad hip, which hopefully be on the mend by July after surgery in May. Sunny and clear to partly cloudy (marine layer mistiness). Temps 56-71 deg F; wind 0-5 mph from W. Rock Wren seen in Overflow parking lot, which is a new species for the Garden.
41 species (+2 other taxa)

Mallard 5 a pair in gift shop pond area, and another pair flyover.
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 4
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 24
Eurasian Collared-Dove 5
Mourning Dove 10
Anna's Hummingbird 10
Allen's Hummingbird 4
Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird 19
Nuttall's Woodpecker 2
American Kestrel 1 off site; Coastal Roots Farm area.
Black Phoebe 14
Cassin's Kingbird 5
Hutton's Vireo 1
California Scrub-Jay 7
American Crow 18
Common Raven 1
Bushtit 11
Rock Wren 1 New bird for the Garden. Northeast side of Overflow lot, around wire-caged rocks and large eucalyptus log pile.
House Wren 1
Bewick's Wren 12
gnatcatcher sp. 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 8
Wrentit 1
Western Bluebird 2
Hermit Thrush 6
California Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 3
Orange-crowned Warbler 19
Common Yellowthroat 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 69
Townsend's Warbler 4
White-crowned Sparrow 8
Song Sparrow 11
California Towhee 12
Spotted Towhee 11
Western Tanager 1
Hooded Oriole 1 Looks like first winter male, Splotchy black throat; head body and under sides yellow (including mid-belly; long, decurved bill; olive-grey back; pale wingbars, long tail.
House Finch 29
Lesser Goldfinch 10
Scaly-breasted Munia 14

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42526647

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


 

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Date: 2/6/18 8:02 am
From: Barbara Carlson <barbarac2003...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Grace's Warbler continues, 06 Feb
Grace's warbler is currently being seen in the large dark pine with
bristly bottlebrush-type needles behind the house at 1441 San Dieguito
Dr as posted yesterday by Paul Lehman, who found the bird.
Barbara Carlson San Diego

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Date: 2/5/18 11:53 am
From: <eitanaltman...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Re: Black-and-White Warbler at Harry Griffin Park
I was able to refind Kenny's BLACK & WHITE WARBLER at Harry Griffin Park in La Mesa this morning. I first checked the pines in the far eastern end of the park but came up empty, but then ran into the warbler a bit to the west along the west fenceline of the dog park, where there is a small grove of what look like myoporum trees.

In this location there was also a nice flock of 20+ Chipping Sparrows and a handful of Lark Sparrows (including at least one singing in a tree), as well as some Juncos and two female Pin-tailed Whydahs, all feeding on the ground.


Eitan Altman
San Carlos
 

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Date: 2/5/18 10:35 am
From: <orveaux...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] White-winged Parakeets in El Cajon
Hello folks,


This morning I found a group of at least 5 White-winged Parakeets, including two individuals mutually preening, in flowering Eucs in my mom's neighborhood in the Granite Hills area of SE El Cajon. The birds were seen along Vista Madera Ln, just near the top of the road where it changes to Pence and there is a large green water storage tank, in some Eucs that are frequented by Cedar Waxwings at the moment.


eBird list with photos here:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42517393 https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42517393



The last time they flew they headed west but I quickly lost site of them and have no idea how far they flew. I also see Red-crowned Parrots occasionally along Vista Grande in the vicinity of Calle Cantora / Calle Poco, including approximately 200 individuals a few mornings ago just after dawn. In the past I've seen Red-masked Parakeets (up to 120+) in this neighborhood as well, usually in flowering Eucs, but haven't seen any on this visit.


Cheers,
Josh


 

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Date: 2/5/18 10:10 am
From: Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Grace's Warbler in Del Mar
Monday morning, there is a Grace's Warbler in Del Mar just south of San Dieguito Lagoon and southeast of the fairgrounds. I had it in a couple pines at 1441 San Dieguito Drive, which heads inland opposite where you turn in for the Delmar Public Works building. You head east on San Dieguito Drive and you come to a stop sign where San Dieguito goes to the right and that's where you want to go. Going straight it becomes Racetrack View Drive and is the Crest Canyon area many people go to see California Gnatcatcher. This neighborhood has scattered nice pine trees here and there throughout, as well as a mass of Torrey Pines up on the surrounding hillsides. So the bird could obviously do a circuit around several of the houses in this area and not only be at 1441. There was a Grace's warbler in this same exact area many years ago that had been found by Elizabeth Copper, but we're talking 15 or more years ago. Also had a white-breasted nuthatch here which seems slightly out of range

Paul Lehman, San Diego




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Date: 2/4/18 4:16 pm
From: <marc.arndt...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Continuing Harris's Hawk
I was able to find the continuing Harris's Hawk a few block east of Montecito Way off El Paso, on Wayne, which is a short dead end road. The GPS said it was 995 Wayne, but it's the house across the street with the tall dead tree behind it. It was making an ugly raspy call.


https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42492239 https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42492239



Also saw a Burrowing Owl and Ferruginous Hawk at Rangeland, though no eagles, and a Sage Thrasher and Western Screech Owl at Ramona Grasslands. Also at least 300 Canada Geese at Rangeland, they just kept streaming in from the south and the east in groups of a couple to a few dozen at a time.


https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42494088 https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42494088



Marc Arndt
Golden Hill
 

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Date: 2/4/18 3:16 pm
From: Lisa Ruby <lruby1...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Nestor Park/Tesoro Grove, Cackling Goose continues at J Street Marina 2/4/18
Hi,

Started the morning at Tesoro Grove along with Tuck and a few other
birders. We spotted these continuing birds:

Summer Tanager - female
Bullock's Oriole - female
Baltimore Oriole - adult male (I missed on this one)

Black-throated Gray Warbler - 1
Wilson's Warbler - 1
Townsend's Warbler - 2
Lots of Orange-crowned Warblers

The Cackling Goose continues at the J Street Marina area. Today Tuck
spotted it in the very first grassy area as you enter into the park area
on Marina Pkwy. It was happily foraging with the Coots and paying no
attention whatsoever to us.

We went to Dairy Mart. No luck finding the Green-tailed Towhee. Still a
lot of water in the ponds.

Lists with a few photos, some rather bad:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42497192
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42493340

Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs





 

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Date: 2/4/18 3:08 pm
From: <kimbroughkenny...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Black-and-White Warbler at Harry Griffin Park
A Black-and-White Warbler was present at 11:00am at the far east end of Harry Griffin Park working a group of ~6 pine trees.


See the link below for the complete ebird checklist and a picture of the Black-and-White.


https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42497875 https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42497875



Kenny Kimbrough
El Cajon, CA
 

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Date: 2/4/18 1:17 pm
From: Barbara Carlson <barbarac2003...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Sage Thrasher spotted about ten minutes ago10:25 Ramona Grasslands 02/04
Two Sage Thrasher were seen by several people yesterday morning, 3 Feb, near the beginning of the Wildflower Loop. I was able to photograph both birds separately.

Barbara Carlson
San Diego


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> On Feb 4, 2018, at 12:42 PM, Marc Arndt <marc.arndt...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> wrote:
>
> I just saw the Sage Thrasher at the initial spot Terry reported. Running around on the ground near a few WCSPs.
>
> On Feb 4, 2018 10:42 AM, "terry hurst <thurstycat61...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding]" <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Just saw the Sage Thrasher that has been reported at Ramona Grasslands Preserve. Found at the first cluster of boulders right side of path when walking from the gate. It was initially on the left end of the boulders on the ground foraging. A Cooper’s hawk chased it into the bushes. It just popped out again and was on the rock checking out the area.photos to follow and will be in my eBird report.
>
> Terry Hurst
>
> Santee
>
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Date: 2/4/18 12:42 pm
From: Marc Arndt <marc.arndt...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Sage Thrasher spotted about ten minutes ago10:25 Ramona Grasslands 02/04
I just saw the Sage Thrasher at the initial spot Terry reported. Running
around on the ground near a few WCSPs.

On Feb 4, 2018 10:42 AM, "terry hurst <thurstycat61...>
[SanDiegoRegionBirding]" <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
wrote:



Just saw the Sage Thrasher that has been reported at Ramona Grasslands
Preserve. Found at the first cluster of boulders right side of path when
walking from the gate. It was initially on the left end of the boulders on
the ground foraging. A Cooper’s hawk chased it into the bushes. It just
popped out again and was on the rock checking out the area.photos to follow
and will be in my eBird report.

Terry Hurst
Santee

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Date: 2/4/18 12:27 pm
From: Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] misc. new and continuing rarities
On Sunday the 4th, the morning spent walking around parts of residential
Coronado produced: continuing BELL'S VIREO (since mid-Dec), continuing
LUCY'S WARBLER and a new WHITE-THROATED SPARROW on private property, a
new bright-female BALTIMORE ORIOLE which may well be a returning bird
from previous winters, continuing adult male ORCHARD ORIOLE, continuing
female SUMMER TANAGER, continuing 2 Bullock's Orioles and 2 Black-thr
Gray Warblers, new Yellow Warbler, and 2 new Western Tanagers. The
Bell's Vireo is of "in-between" brightness, being fairly dull above but
with extensive pale yellow on the sides and flanks--so perhaps
representing arizonae, or just a bright pusillus?

Saturday the 3rd in residential southern La Jolla, there was a new
TROPICAL KINGBIRD and a single group of 5 Western Tanagers--the largest
single flock of winter tanagers I've seen locally in several years.

And on Friday the 2nd, at Santee Lakes, the imm Snow Goose continues,
Least Bittern continues, and 1 remaining "vagrant" Acorn Woodpecker
remains from the irruption several years ago. If anyone has friends
visiting from out-of-state who want to see Scaly-breasted Munias, I can
wholeheartedly recommend the partly vegetated big ditch (stream bed)
running N-S immediately to the west of Lakes #5 to #1. Had a total of
about 100 of the little "munchkins" there.

--Paul Lehman,  San Diego



 

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Date: 2/4/18 11:49 am
From: terry hurst <thurstycat61...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Fw: Sage Thrasher spotted about ten minutes ago10:25 Ramona Grasslands 02/04
A little more info on last post . Not sure if there is more then one Thrasher but I found it again in the brush by the portable potty. Very active. So either this bird is covering slot of ground or there are two.

Terry Hurst Santee

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On Sunday, February 4, 2018, 10:42 AM, terry hurst <thurstycat61...> wrote:

Just saw the Sage Thrasher that has been reported at Ramona Grasslands Preserve. Found at the first cluster of boulders right side of path when walking from the gate.  It was initially on the left end of the boulders on the ground foraging. A Cooper’s hawk chased it into the bushes. It just popped out again and was on the rock checking out the area.photos to follow and will be in my eBird report.

Terry HurstSantee

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Date: 2/4/18 11:09 am
From: terry hurst <thurstycat61...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Sage Thrasher spotted about ten minutes ago10:25 Ramona Grasslands 02/04
Just saw the Sage Thrasher that has been reported at Ramona Grasslands Preserve. Found at the first cluster of boulders right side of path when walking from the gate.  It was initially on the left end of the boulders on the ground foraging. A Cooper’s hawk chased it into the bushes. It just popped out again and was on the rock checking out the area.photos to follow and will be in my eBird report.

Terry HurstSantee

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Date: 2/4/18 10:48 am
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Book requests/suggestions for Bird Festival
SD Birders,

See below for request regarding books you’d like to see at the Bird Fest at
the end of the month as well as a call for donations of used books.

Cheers,
Justyn Stahl

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I'm about to place orders from publishers for new books to sell at the
upcoming San Diego Bird Festival. SD Audubon gets a discount, and we pass
most of that on to our Festival attendees. If there are any particular
titles you would like to see available for sale, let me know; I will order
them if I can. They can be either recent titles you recommend or books that
you would like to purchase. Princeton Univ Press is not going to be there
this year, so I am ordering some of their titles to sell. I should have a
couple copies of Olsen's Gulls of the World (2018). I will also have
display copies of a couple of upcoming Princeton titles, e.g Wheeler's
Birds of Prey of the West, Howell's Photographic Guide to BIrds of Chile.
Generally I only order a small number of books from select publishers, so
am not able to get everything; but will try if there is something you'd
like. Let me know, the sooner the better.


A link to Princeton's catalog:

http://assets.press.princeton.edu/catalogs/birds18.pdf

Also, now is the time to clear off your shelves to make room for the new;
San Diego Audubon Society would make good use of your donation and find
good homes for your books, and give you a tax receipt, which hopefully you
will still be able to deduct...


Lisa Heinz

San Diego Audubon Society volunteer

<lis_heinz...>

Coronado

 

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Date: 2/3/18 3:02 pm
From: Hal Cohen <raptorhal3...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Borrego Springs Birding Festival 2018
A celebration of birds will take place in Borrego Springs March 14-18,
2018. Check it out at (www.abdnha.org/desertbirdingfestival) Turkey
Vultures are already moving through with accounts of Swainson's Hawks due
soon. It looks like an early migration season with warm dry days expected
for the foreseeable future. The expectation of another flower season is low
due to the dry conditions. Regardless, thousands of Swainson's Hawks will
utilize Borrego Valley as a staging area before heading north. You can sign
up for ALERTS (when a number of Swainson's Hawks are roosting in Borrego
Valley). They show up in the evening and depart the following day. Contact
me at <Raptorhal3...> to be placed on the list.

Hal Cohen
Borrego Springs, CA
<Raptorhal3...>

 

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Date: 2/2/18 9:01 pm
From: 'Tito Gonzalez' <txsandpiper...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Hooded Oriole: Carlsbad, Seascape Apts 2FEB 2018
I observed, heard, and photographed what appears to be a HOODED ORIOLE this
morning, 2Feb 2018, at Seascape Apts. in Carlsbad (off Poinsettia Road). It
was foraging in a white-flowering Euc along the southeastern border of
property between the car port and fence around 7:40 AM. I heard it give
"wheet" calls. There were also two immature male Bullock's Orioles in a
nearby tree. This winter there have been 4 Bullock Orioles, an Orchard
Oriole (seen by Paul L.), and now this bird at this general location area.
The female Baltimore Oriole that was observed for many winters has not been
seen this year. Photos are in following ebird report:



https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42447545



Tito Gonzalez

Carlsbad, CA


 

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Date: 2/2/18 7:19 pm
From: C K Smith <stlbirdman64...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Swainson's hawks over NE El Cajon Friday 2 Feb 2018 late afternoon
Just before 5pm today, 2 Feb 2018 two SWAINSON's hawks were kettling over my house and then streaming due west toward Gillespie Field and Santee. To my eye I believe one was an adult dark morph and the second probably a juvenile light morph (nearly 1 year plumage). See photos on this eBird checklist.. eBird Checklist – 1 - Rick 'n' Mo's - Private, San Diego County, California, US – Fri Feb 02, 2018 – 12 species

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Please send contrary ID thoughts to me offline. Based upon time of day, perhaps they roosted in Mission Trails/Mast area and will be near the dump tomorrow am?? Cheers.
Chris
Chris Smith
El Cajon

"Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything." WS
 

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Date: 2/2/18 3:13 pm
From: Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Williamson Sapsucker at Stonewall Mine
After a prolonged search by 4 of us this morning (Terry, Richard, Mel and I), Terry spotted the male Williamson’s Sapsucker. Although on Wednesday it was seen along the trail west of the bathrooms (closed), today it was east quite a distance from the green cabin/Museum. Obviously the bird ranges widely.
To reach the spot it was seen today, go east on the trail past the museum. When you reach a T junction, turn right and continue until the trail almost leaves the trees. The Sapsucker was in a pine tree pecking merrily away (no sapwells) 25 feet off the ground.
Also seen were at least 2 red-breasted nuthatches near the parking lot. At Lake Cuyamaca, 3 Cassin’s finches were seen near the shower, and 3 snipe were found along the muddy shoreline.

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Date: 2/2/18 10:04 am
From: dan jehl <jehlyfish...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Chestnut-sided Warbler continues in Pantoja Park
This morning I spent about 40 minutes picking through the Yellow-rumped Warblers in the huge Ficus trees in the north east corner of Pantoja Park in Downtown San Diego until I finally found the Chestnut-sided reported by Paul last week. The bird was silent, or I just never heard it over the lawn mower. Almost all white from below, as it was high up above me when I was standing between the trunks of the two trees. A small amount of black was visible in the tail when it was flared during foraging. The bird stayed in deep foliage most of the time and only allowed brief glances at the yellowish wing bars and the lime green on the top of the head. Very distinct in foraging style and outline from the yellow rumps. Bring a friend and patience and you may find it too.

Dan Jehl
San Diego

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Date: 2/1/18 7:10 pm
From: <orveaux...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Gray Flycatcher, Sage Thrasher at Ramona Grasslands
Hello all,


Back in town for a bit and managing to get out and see a few birds from time to time. Went to the Ramona Grasslands this morning. Saw a Prairie Falcon twice from the parking / entrance area, neither time particularly close. Not many buteos, and saw the Western Screech-Owl in its cavity.


Talking to other birders there including Barbara Carlson, apparently both the Gray Flycatcher and Sage Thrasher had been previously reported, but I was not expecting either and was surprised to find them. The Sage Thrasher was just as I was entering; pass the first oak tree and group of boulders on the left, then when there are two small clumps of boulders on the right it was in this area, 33.0359, -116.9498. The Gray Flycatcher was further back on the Wildflower Loop, in trees near the fence line and a large diameter 10-15' tall oak stump/trunk at 33.0448, -116.9501.


Cheers,
Josh Beck
 

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Date: 2/1/18 5:51 pm
From: David Trissel <dtrisse1...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] White-Throated Sparrow - Carmel Valley
A White-throated Sparrow came through my backyard in Carmel Valley at around 4:30 PM. Expecting to see just another white-crowned sparrow (numerous in the area), I was surprised to see the yellow lores and white throat. What initially caught my eye was the odd behavior. It flew in and immediately lay down and rubbed its belly on the dirt and froze hunkered down, then hopped in the air and then lay down again rubbing its belly in a different dirt patch, and froze hunkered down like it was waiting for bugs to crawl on or off, then flew off. It’s not chaseable and I didn’t see it after that.

Keep your eyes open for them this winter - they are being seen elsewhere in the state (both LA and Riverside counties).

David Trissel
San Diego, CA
 

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Date: 2/1/18 10:59 am
From: Stan Walens <stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Eastern Kingbird, University City


On Feb 1, 2018, at 10:58 AM, <guymcc...> <guymcc...> wrote:

Stan,

AMAZING. I am unaware of any previous record of Eastern Kingbird north of South America at this time of the year. I hope you have diagnostic photos.

Guy McCaskie

From: <SanDiegoRegionBirding...> [mailto:<SanDiegoRegionBirding...>] On Behalf Of Stan Walens <stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding]
Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 3:30 PM
To: San Diego Region Birding <sandiegoregionbirding...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Eastern Kingbird, University City


I was standing out in my front yard a short time ago when an Eastern Kingbird flew out of Rose Canyon [Railroad Canyon] which is just to the north of my house, and flew south. My neighborhood is a maze of canyons and large trees. Lots of places for the bird to disappear into.

Stan Walens, San Diego
Jan. 31, 2018; 3:25 pm



 

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Date: 1/31/18 7:20 pm
From: Marcie Mason <mason_marcie...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Male Williamson's Sapsucker at Stonewall Mine

Wednesday,Jan 31, Keith, Sara, Char and I found a male Williamson’s Sapsucker atStonewall Mine.  It was working on a pinetree about 400 yards up the trail from the restrooms.  The tree is full of old Sapsucker holes, andis on the left side of the trail in a clump of pines. 

Link toebird report with photo:  https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42401425

 MarcieMason



 

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Date: 1/31/18 5:10 pm
From: 'Elizabeth Copper' <ecopper...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Greater Pewee and friends
Since my dentist's office is near Balboa Park I made another try for the
greater pewee which kindly appeared about 15:50 in the bunya-bunya trees.
While I was waiting I wandered about and had 3 western tanagers in the
magnolia grove, a white-breasted nuthatch near the chess club, and a vocal
and eventually visible tropical kingbird south of the restrooms.



Elizabeth Copper

Coronado


 

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Date: 1/31/18 3:30 pm
From: Stan Walens <stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Eastern Kingbird, University City
I was standing out in my front yard a short time ago when an Eastern Kingbird flew out of Rose Canyon [Railroad Canyon] which is just to the north of my house, and flew south. My neighborhood is a maze of canyons and large trees. Lots of places for the bird to disappear into.

Stan Walens, San Diego
Jan. 31, 2018; 3:25 pm
 

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Date: 1/31/18 12:01 pm
From: <tskartsiaris...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Spotting scope suggestions under $1,750
Dear Birders,

Looking for a new spotting scope.
One that would help identify the Nazca Booby, for example (my binocs could make out the buoy but that was it).

Budget max is $1,750.

Am considering :
Vortex Razor HD
Nikon Monarch ED

Would appreciate your thoughts/suggestions.

Thank you,
Terry

Terry Skartsiaris
Dallas, Texas


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Date: 1/31/18 7:59 am
From: Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mountain birding
I spent Tuesday checking various sites in the Cuyamacas and Lagunas. Overall the birds were pretty quiet. A nice flock of Cassins Finches continued at Lake Cuyamaca, foraging in the picnic area. A fairly large flock of Canvasback was there, as well as several snipe. At Stonewall Mine I noted one of the pine trees that has held a Williamson Sapsucker in past years had freshly opened sapwells that were draining sap down the trunk. This pine is in the cluster of pines closest to the bathroom. I didn’t find the bird, but feel one may be present.

Nancy Christensen
Ramona


A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
Chinese Proverb
 

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Date: 1/31/18 12:41 am
From: 'Tito Gonzalez' <txsandpiper...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tropical Kingbird: Carlsbad 28Jan 2018
I observed what appears to be a TROPICAL KINGBIRD in Carlsbad late this
afternoon, 28Jan 2018. The bird was associating with a group of CAKI on Pear
Tree Drive near the intersection with Mulberry Ct. Most of the time, it was
in a Sycamore tree SW of intersection. This location is just east of the
Seascape Apartments (known Hotspot). In fact, the birds all moved to
Eucalyptus trees along the eastern border of Seascape Apartments as the sun
set, presumably to roost. Photos are included in ebird report:



http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42327925



Tito Gonzalez

Carlsbad, CA


 

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Date: 1/31/18 12:19 am
From: Tuck Russell <tuckrus...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Chestnut-sided Warbler continues downtown
Apparent returning female found yesterday morning by Paul Lehman. Found at
8:45 relatively high in the canopy of the ficus trees in the NE corner of
Pantoja Park. Might have adequate ID photos; tough bird to photograph, and
I was running out of time on the parking meter.

 

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Date: 1/31/18 12:09 am
From: 'Tito Gonzalez' <txsandpiper...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tropical Kingbird: Carlsbad 28Jan 2018
I observed what appears to be a TROPICAL KINGBIRD in Carlsbad late this
afternoon, 28Jan 2018. The bird was associating with a group of CAKI on Pear
Tree Drive near the intersection with Mulberry Ct. Most of the time, it was
in a Sycamore tree SW of intersection. This location is just east of the
Seascape Apartments (known Hotspot). In fact, the kingbirds all moved to
Eucalyptus trees along the eastern border of Seascape Apartments as the sun
set, presumably to roost. Photos are included in ebird report:



http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42327925



Tito Gonzalez

Carlsbad, CA




 

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Date: 1/30/18 10:03 pm
From: <rpatton...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] poorwills starting up with warm weather & other misc
Sorry for the delayed post, but last night (1/28/18) around 7:30, I heard common poorwill calling for the first time this year from the open space canyon SSE of the S end of La Cuenta Dr in Tierrasanta, no doubt triggered by the unseasonably warm weather.
Other sightings I've not seen posted by others this past week included:
On Friday (1/26) around 9:15, a red-breasted sapsucker was at the Bird & Butterfly Garden in Tijuana River Valley in a lone tamarisk on the S side of the road S of the main loop trail.
On Thu (1/25), the Brewer's sparrow found in Dec by Nancy Christensen in SW Felicita County Park continued with lark & wht-crned sparrows along the fenceline W of the restrooms W of the playground, & a male purple finch was in the same area.
On Tue (1/23), while conducting snowy plover survey in closed portions of the South SD Bay saltworks, Elizabeth Copper & I had a first winter glaucous-winged gull roosting among other gulls NE of 8th St, 10-12 common goldeneye in the NW saltworks, and the continuing long-tailed duck in the NW central saltworks.
R. Patton
San Diego, CA

 

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Date: 1/30/18 7:40 pm
From: Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Bell's Vireo, Black-headed Grosbeak, more Nashvilles, and faux Greylags
On Sunday the 28th, the wintering pusillus-type casual in winter Bell's Vireo continued along the San Diego River as before, and a Northern Rough-winged Swallow was presumably a typical "spring" arrival. At Old Town, yet another wintering Nashville Warbler and a Black-throated Gray were present. On Monday the 29th, a walk around part of upscale, hilltop, residential La Jolla produced a very rare in winter Black-headed Grosbeak, yet another Nashville Warbler, a Wilson's Warbler, and a total of four Western Tanagers.

There have been a couple recent reports of a flock of "Greylag Geese" up in North County at Guajome; however, photos show these birds are more typical barnyard geese with fat bellies and big knobs on the bill.

Paul Lehman, San Diego


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Date: 1/30/18 5:59 pm
From: Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Bell's Vireo, Black-headed Grosbeak, more Nashvilles, and faux Greylags

On Sunday the 28th, the wintering pusillus-type casual in winter Bell's Vireo continued along the San Diego River as before, and a Northern Rough-winged Swallow was presumably a typical "spring" arrival. At Old Town, yet another wintering  Nashville Warbler and a Black-throated Gray were present. On Monday the 29th, a walk around part of upscale, hilltop, residential La Jolla produced a very rare in winter Black-headed Grosbeak, yet another Nashville Warbler, a Wilson's Warbler, and a total of four Western Tanagers..

There have been a couple recent reports of a flock of "Greylag Geese" up in North County at Guajome; however, photos show these birds are more typical barnyard geese with fat bellies and big knobs on the bill.

Paul Lehman, San Diego

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Date: 1/29/18 9:12 am
From: Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Nelson’s Sparrow
Mel and I saw one Nelson’s on the trail south of the Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center. It was perched on a bush not far past the spur with the bench. Today was the first in a series of mega high tides. Of course in the Estuary the high is an hour or more delayed. I wanted to mention that crews are working the trails beginning at 8:30 in the morning which may disrupt the viewing. We had been concerned that the Nelson’s recently reported at the end of the Iris Ave trail may have been this same set - pushed out by work crews - but happily at least one remains.

Nancy Christensen
Ramona


A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
Chinese Proverb
 

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Date: 1/29/18 8:34 am
From: 'David Povey' <dpovey...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Sunday offshore
Four of us did a short run offshore, out of Mission Bay, Sunday the 28th.
We stayed relatively close in as the weather forecast was for strong and
gusty north winds. Actual conditions were near calm although the sea surface
had a short-ish left over west wind wave. Our track was southwest from the
bay to about the 250 fathom line ( about 7 n. miles out ) then turned north
, and following that line to just south of the La Jolla Canyon.

We had a Parasitic Jaeger off the end of the Mission Bay Jetty. A few south
bound Pacific Loons near shore. Northbound Black-vented Shearwaters,
Bonaparte's, and California Gulls further out. Then quiet with a scattering
of Cassin's Auklet into La Jolla. The Cassin's all seemed well fed as few
flew to escape the boat. Choosing to dive or wing scull out of the way.

We found one lone Red Phalarope on a feeding actively at a large kelp paddy.

La Jolla was a different story. We found a wide spread area of feeding
gulls, and Black-vented Shearwaters (see numbers below). The food was small
Northern Anchovy (2-3 inches long) being pushed to the surface by Pacific
Mackerel (12 inches ) (confirmed by catch with rod and reel). The water in
places full of shiny scales from the feeding frenzy. Even Bonaparte's Gulls
were seen with these small anchovies in the bills. Interestingly many of the
Black-vented Shearwater were so full that they like the Cassin's Auklets
could not gain the air to fly. They then would regurgitate their catch,
leaving a number of partially digested anchovies in their wake. Hard day to
be an anchovy.

Interestingly no boobies. Perhaps, as I surmise, small anchovies are not
booby food, and mackerel this size maybe too big. I still think Brown
Boobies are all about sardines. There seems to be numbers sardines down off
Imperial Beach and perhaps more further south..

We did check get the many scattered rafts of shearwaters for any other
species, but had no success there. We did have one mostly white headed and
bodied Black-vented Shearwater that we all think we seen before (dreams of
Cape Petrel).

A check of the south Mission Bay Jetty on the way home had two Surfbirds and
a single Black Turnstone.

List of offshore species;

Surf Scoter 2

Pacific Loon 10

Eared Grebe 3

Common Loon 1

Black-vented Shearwater 1200

Brandt's Cormorant 8

Brown Pelican 54 (almost all sub adult)

Spotted Sandpiper 1 (so.M.B. Jetty)

Black Turnstone 1 (so. M.B. Jetty)

Surfbird 2 (so. M.B. Jetty)

Red Phalarope 1

Pomarine Jaeger 2

Parasitic Jaeger 3

jaeger sp. 1

Cassin's Auklet 65

Bonaparte's Gull 600

Heermann's Gull 17

Ring-billed Gull 3

Western Gull 300

California Gull 2500

Herring Gull 4

"Thayer's " Gull 1

Glaucous-winged X ? Gull 1

Royal Tern 1



Dave Povey

Dulzura



p.s. The San Diego Audubon Bird Festival has three days of pelagic trips,
Feb 23, 24, and 25th. see their website for information and booking
www.sandiegoaudubon.org/envents/bird-festival

p.p.s. Buena Vista Audubon sponsors two spring at three fall trips out of
San Diego Bay see details at www.sandiegopelagics.com.










 

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Date: 1/28/18 10:00 pm
From: 'Tito Gonzalez' <txsandpiper...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tropical Kingbird: Carlsbad 28Jan 2018
I observed what appears to be a TROPICAL KINGBIRD in Carlsbad late this
afternoon, 28Jan 2018. The bird was associating with a group of CAKI on Pear
Tree Drive near the intersection with Mulberry Ct. Most of the time, it was
in a Sycamore tree SW of intersection. This location is just east of the
Seascape Apartments (known Hotspot). In fact, the kingbirds all moved to
Eucalyptus trees along the eastern border of Seascape Apartments as the sun
set, presumably to roost. Photos are included in ebird report:



http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42327925



Tito Gonzalez

Carlsbad, CA






 

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Date: 1/28/18 9:36 pm
From: Lisa Ruby <lruby1...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Robb Field and Famosa Slough
Hi,

Ter Hurst and I birded the San Diego River Estuary across from Sea
World, the tidal mud flats at Robb Field, and Famosa Slough today.

We believe we had two LESSER YELLOWLEGS at Robb Field. We had very good
looks for a good amount of time through scopes. Too far for photos. They
appeared to be small, legs seemed longer in proportion to their bodies
than the many Greater Yellowlegs we saw today, bodies seemed more slight
than Greater, bill shorter and straighter. They immediately stood out to
both of us when we spotted them. We eventually lost them while watching
other birds and don't know where they went.

The TRICOLORED HERON made a short appearance at the north end of the
southern portion of the Slough (close to W. Point Loma Blvd.) We saw it
fly in, walked to W. Point Loma Blvd to get some photos, and not too
long after it flew off, seemingly in the direction of Robb Field. This
was at about 1:25 p.m.

There was one female HOODED MERGANSER in the channel at the north
section of the Slough, north of W. Point Loma Blvd between 1:30 and 2:00
p.m.

Lists with photos:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42325090
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42325191
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42325808
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42325898


Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs



 

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Date: 1/28/18 9:19 pm
From: Edward Henry <ehenry...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Prairie Falcon at Ramona Grasslands
As I was returning from the Screech Owl tree (for whose location I thank Nancy Christensen and Paula Theobald) a raptor flew by on my left and landed in a distant tree. I photographed it and began walking slowly in that direction it when a Red-tailed Hawk displaced the falcon.


 

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Date: 1/28/18 4:24 pm
From: Roger Uzun <rogeruzun...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Desert birds at Agua Caliente, and County Rarities Sunday Jan 28th
Saturday I went to Agua Caliente County park. It's probably the closest
place from San Diego that allows you to see some desert species close up.
There were several Phainopela, Black-Throated Sparrows, Verdin and
White-winged doves present along the Nature Trail as well as the Marsh
Trail. They were not shy probably due to all the camping, and the trees
were low so they allowed a pretty close approach.

Sunday I went down to Balboa Park to try and get close to the Greater
Peewee and/or Tropical Kingbird, but struck out. There is a Red-Shouldered
Hawk building a nest in the Star Pine closest to Balboa Dr there, not sure
if that affected the birds or not.

Proceeded to Poggi Creek area. The Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher and
Thick-Billed Kingbird were both present, often in the same tree. They
utilize a very tall Sycamore in the middle of the greenbelt and a shorter
one near covered parking around unit 229 (Regency), just inside from the
pool. There were also numerous cedar waxwings and starlings in the area,
and a few Cassin's Kingbirds.

Then proceeded to the Bird and Butterfly garden off Hollister. The
Black-Throated Magpie Jays were present in the pine trees near the open
area just west of the entry building. Nothing else of interest there,
Kestrels and Red-Shouldered hawks, along with numerous turkey vultures.

Sunset Ballfields had the Vermilions hawking.

Pics from South SD County here -
https://www.flickr.com/photos/46506981@N03/albums/72157692010660214

Pics from Agua Caliente County Park here -
https://www.flickr.com/photos/46506981@N03/albums/72157689850434462

-Roger Uzun
Poway, CA
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Date: 1/28/18 1:43 pm
From: Kenneth Weaver <gnatcatcher...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] [SanDiegoRegionalBirding] Re: Bell's Sparrow
Good to hear that Bell's Sparrow is still present at this location.  In the 1980s, Bell's was present at Bernardo Mountain on the northwest side ofthe lake, at Mule Hill and Kit Carson Park on the northeast side of the lake, and at Battle Mountain southwest of the lake.  By the mid-1990s, if not
earlier, the birds had disappeared from those areas.  The site described by Phil was the only consistent place near Lake Hodges where you could
still find the bird until the fires of 2007 swept the lakeside.  I'm not aware that any had been reported since then.

Ken Weaver
<Fallbrookgnatcatcher...>  
 

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Date: 1/28/18 12:12 pm
From: <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Car burglary at Trout Pond Parking Area 1-27-18
Yesterday, two hikers' cars were broken into at the parking area at the south end of Lake Cuyamaca , a popular birding spot. Care should be taken at this and other similar spots. Especially the parking area at Old Mission Dam.


The burglars at The Trout Pond apparently selected that parking area because the car owners typically are gone for a couple of hours, allowing the crooks plenty of time to operate. The suspect's vehicle was seen- an older model dark green jalopy-like Tacoma.


Be aware.


Eric Kallen
 

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Date: 1/28/18 9:14 am
From: Paul Lehman <lehman.paul...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Chestnut-sided Warbler, Warbling Vireo, Rose-breasted Grosbeak
On Sunday the 28th, a female-type Chestnut- sided Warbler without much of any chestnut on the flanks is presumably back again for another winter in Pantoja Park in downtown San Diego. The bird was present this morning around 7:15 a.m. in the lower branches of the two huge fig trees at the northeast corner of the main plaza in the park. A bird wintered at this exact same spot for two winters running but it has now been about 5 years ago that it was there with no sightings in the interim. But it seems that the chances are overwhelming that it's the same bird. On Saturday the 27th, there was a casual in winter Warbling Vireo in residential Point Loma, where there were also two separate "Gray-headed" Dark-eyed Juncos, which are rare near the coast, with one in residential and one at Point Loma Nazarene. Also two Bullock's Orioles and a Black throated Gray warbler nearby. And lastly on Friday the 26th, there was an adult male Rose-breasted Grosbeak in Tierrasanta, with two Western Tanagers and a Bullock's Oriole nearby.

Paul Lehman, San Diego


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Date: 1/27/18 5:16 pm
From: phil Pryde <PhilPinSD...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Bell's Sparrow
This morning (Sat.) I was leading a hike along the Bernardo Bay trail that begins at the Rho. Bernardo Community Park; only one species of note was encountered. About 2/3 of the way to the lake (Hodges) along the trail that begins at the tennis courts, a group of 3 Bell’s Sparrows was encountered in a tree. These were the first I had ever seen around Lake Hodges (which doesn’t mean that much since I only bird there about twice a year).
Phil Pryde
San Diego


Phil Pryde
<philpinsd...>
sandiegoregionbook.com <http://sandiegoregionbook.com/>



 

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Date: 1/27/18 2:32 pm
From: <eric...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Sunrise Highway 1-27-18 Lewis' Woodpecker
Trent Stanley and I went on a woodpecker hunt this morning beginning at the Pioneer Mail Trailhead. We found no woodpeckers there. There were a few birds, but nothing particularily interesting. After poking around for about 45 minutes and gave up on that spot. Then we tried the nearby jeep tail westerly from Sunrise Highway. After about quarter of a mile we finally found the Lewis' woopeckers flying from pine to dead tree to pines and back again. There were about 5 birds, or perhaps more.


Ebird report with pics:


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42286586 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42286586


Eric Kallen
San Diego


 

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Date: 1/27/18 9:41 am
From: Jayne-Earthlink <jaynelesley...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Dieguito Monthly Bird Count - next Sunday, February 4th.

This is a reminder that the next San Dieguito monthly bird count is on the first Sunday in February - next Sunday, February 4th. Everyone is welcome - interested, beginners, experienced.

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

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

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

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

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Date: 1/27/18 9:33 am
From: Pamela Quittmeyer <duckypam...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Pewee, Tricolored Heron, Red-Necked Grebe
The Greater Pewee showed up and started making noise at 7 am in the typical
spot at Balboa Park this Saturday morning. Seen in Eucalyptus by edge of
canyon right by bathroom.

Then saw the Tricolored Heron at just west of Robb field by the chain link
fence around inlet.

Red-necked Grebe right off playground on Shelter Island.
--
*Pam Quittmeyer*
*Redlands, California*

 

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Date: 1/26/18 9:42 pm
From: Marcie Mason <mason_marcie...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Gray Flycatcher and unidentified Myiarchus Flycatcher at Montclair Park
Friday afternoon Char Glacy and I went to Montclair Park and immediately refound the Gray Flycatcher that was previously reported.  It was sitting low in various trees in the lawn area, and flying down to the grass to pick up a snack, and then back up onto a low tree branch.  We also briefly saw the Myiarchus Flycatcher that Mark reported yesterday, but it flew off as soon as we laid eyes on it.  Unfortunately, we were never able to relocate it.  When we initially saw it, it was on the other side of the chain link fence, on the hillside, down near the far end of the park. 
Marcie Mason  
 

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Date: 1/26/18 6:56 pm
From: <gbward...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Short-eared Owl on 1/25
A single Short-eared Owl was seen an photographed around 1pm today. The bird was roosting in a weedy field immediately north of the area where they had previously observed. This field is bordered by a large open sand area/field.
 

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Date: 1/26/18 6:56 pm
From: Roger Uzun <rogeruzun...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Lake Cuyamaca Area
Went up to the Lake Cuyamaca area, stopping at the Cuyamaca Rancho State
Park Visitor Center, Cold Stream Trail, Stonewall Mines and the Lake
itself. No rarities sighted. Saw a number of Scrub Jays, Steller's Jays
(at Visitor center its about 5 Steller's to each Scrub), Acorn Woodpeckers,
California Thrashers, Oak Titmice, Red-Tailed Hawks, Red-Shouldered Hawks,
and Turkey Vultures. Also Dark Eyed Juncos, White-Crowned Sparrows, and a
Mountain Chickadee.

I did see a pair of Bald Eagles at the lake but at great distance, they
flew into the northeastern portion of the pine peninsula on the lake and I
lost sight of them. Was hoping to get a close look but it never happened.

Some pics here -

https://www.flickr.com/photos/46506981@N03/albums/72157663049370637

-Roger Uzun
Poway, CA
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Date: 1/26/18 6:03 pm
From: <ornithomedic...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Minor Misc. & Probable Ash-throated Flycatcher at Nestor Park
I did a little birding about town late this morning and early afternoon. At Western Hills Park, I had one each of the expected species of sapsucker. The Red-naped was in a eucalyptus to the east of the concrete path, halfway up the hill. The Red-breasted was in the small eucalyptuses at the north end of the park, due north of the trees in the middle of the park. At the Fiesta Island dog run, the Sage Thrasher was southeast of the eucalyptus in the tumbleweeds. I had nothing of note at the south end of San Diego Bay at 13th St., 10th St., or the biological study area parking lot. The male Vermilion Flycatcher was at the Sunset Ave. ball fields but I struck out on Green-tailed Towhees at the Tijuana River Estuary Visitor's Center and Dairy Mart Ponds. At Nestor Park, I saw the Summer Tanager in the willows on the northwest side and a Myiarchus flycatcher in the willows on the northeast side.


About the Myiarchus: I had walked out to the end of the willows on the northeast side. All I had managed to find were Yellow-rumps, Orange-crowns, and a Downy Woodpecker. Walking back, I flushed the flycatcher from the willows. It sat about 30 feet away, over the path, facing away from me. Appeared large and top heavy. Bill was not as long and thin as a Dusky-capped or thick as a Brown-crested. The throat was light gray and uniform in color. Wing bars and tertials were white edged but the secondaries looked almost buffy. The tail appeared completely dark, I saw no rufous edges. The bird did not vocalize. It sat for about a minute then flew west and around the fence to the south. I could not relocate it. I played Ash-throated (as I assumed it would be) and Nutting's (just in case) calls and it did not respond.


Jeff Spaulding
San Diego, CA




 

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Date: 1/26/18 1:55 pm
From: Susan Smith <seiurus...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Balboa park Greater Pewee continues, 1/26/18
This morning (1/26) I birded the west side of Balboa Park from near El Prado north to Upas, with Patti Koger, Gretchen Nell and Eve Martin. The GREATER PEWEE continues in its usual haunts, flycatching and perching in trees between Nate's Dog Park southwest to the tall Bunya pines near the public bathrooms. Patti first saw it perched on a eucalyptus growing on the west ridge of the canyon near the Magnolia Grove at about 7:30, then it moved to the Bunya pines. We last saw it about 10:30 am perched in the Bunya pines, seemingly unperturbed by an adult Red-shouldered Hawk carrying nesting material to these same pines. The bird only vocalized a couple of times. For out of town birders, this part of the park is near the intersection of El Prado and Balboa Drive, San Diego.


Susan Smith
Seiurus Biological Consulting
Del Mar, CA




 

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Date: 1/26/18 12:13 pm
From: <jstock...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Sage Thrasher at Santee Lakes continues
Observed on the ground near the water's edge on the northeastern most island in Lake 5. Time was around 10 AM.


Jeremiah Stock
Santee, CA
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Date: 1/26/18 12:06 pm
From: <tuckrus...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Sage Thrasher at Fiesta Island Dog Continues
Seen at 10:20 this morning, 50 yards SE of central eucalyptus trees. Tried to post from phone while in sight of the bird, but had issues with the website loading all the way. See checklist for photos:


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42252252 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42252252



Tuck Russell
Hillcrest
 

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Date: 1/25/18 6:02 pm
From: 'Jim Roberts GMAIL' <jroberts32281947...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Continuing rarities
This morning(1/25/18) at 10 AM, the RED-NECKED GREBE continued at Shelter
Island toward the north end.

At noon the SAGE THRASHER was seen on Fiesta Island, in the tumble weeds
southwest of the

Eucalyptus trees.



Jim Roberts

University City




 

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Date: 1/25/18 5:44 pm
From: dan jehl <jehlyfish...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Stick Pond Green-tailed Towhee and Pacific Slope Flycatcher
The continuing Green-tailed Towhee was calling near the parking lot of the Stick Pond an Dairy Mart Road at 4:30 this afternoon from the dense Mule Fat bushes on the north side of the trail before a pair of Peregrine Falcons flew over calling and diving at each other. I almost feel guilty reporting this towhee on eBird as it doesn’t feel like a rare bird when I can see it almost daily. A bigger surprise was a Pacific Slope Flycatcher in a dead tree on the west end of the south pond. The first of the year for me.

The other day there was a Burrowing Owl at the Port of San Ysidro standing on concrete next to a fenced enclosure that has a number of mice. I imagine that it flew in from the hills east of the port as everything west of where I saw it is a construction zone.

Dan Jehl
San Diego

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Date: 1/24/18 11:44 pm
From: Jimmy McMorran <bigshell53...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] "Black" Merlin--Leucadia, CA (1/24/18)
Hi Birders,

A "Black" Merlin was perched in my neighbors tree this evening. Terrible ID
shots at the eBird link below.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42219179

Good Birding,
Jimmy McMorran
Leucadia, CA

 

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Date: 1/24/18 7:49 pm
From: Mark Stratton <zostropz...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Ash-throated type Flycatcher and more in San Diego today
Good evening,

First of all, just to start this off, we had an Ash-throated type
flycatcher at Montclair Park in North Park, same park as the Grey
Flycatcher. This bird was hanging out on the hillside immediately east of
the playground, towards the south end of it. To me, I think it was an
Ash-throated but since one has not been seen this winter, the chances are
just as good that it is something more.

Anyhow, I took 3 birders today from Quebec, around our great city. Beside
the norm for San Diego, we did have the Greater Pewee at Balboa park, the
Red-throated Pipit at Berry Park and at the end of Attu Ave., we not only
had two Nazca Boobies sitting on a buoy about 10 miles away, but we have a
Adult Brown Booby there in the bay too. Ok, the Nazca's weren't 10 miles
away but it was further than the usual spot, just like Dave Plovey said.
This bird was almost all the way north to the Navy ships, and seems like it
was all the way on the other side. Definitely though, both on the same
buoy. I think I was way more surprised by seeing the Brown Booby in the
bay.

Mark Stratton
North Park

 

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Date: 1/24/18 6:50 pm
From: Roger Uzun <rogeruzun...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Santee/Lindo Lakes
Went birding @ Santee Lakes and Lindo Lakes Tues Jan 23 and Weds Jan 24th.
Was hoping for some Cedar Waxwings on those red berry bushes but they were
empty. There are a few active Phainopepla around mostly on the center
island with the brown rock sculptures. There was a Belted Kingfisher there
too on Tues, and a Sage Thrasher as well. I got one shot with all 3 in a
tree together (long distance shot). No Green Herons, some Black-Crowned
Night Herons, plenty of Great Blue Herons, Snowy and Great Egrets, Wood
Ducks, etc. Lindo Lake had some photogenic Common Moorhens (Gallinules).


Photos from each day posted on flickr below. If you are inclined to
criticize lenses please take a look and compare Tuesdays pics to
Wednesdays. I borrowed a friends 100-400mm Panasonic Leica lens on
Tuesday, then used my own Panasonic 100-300mm lens on Wednesday, and am
curious if people think the 100-400mm is worth buying.


-Roger Uzun
Poway, CA
<rogeruzun...>


Tuesday Santee/Lindo Lakes -
https://www.flickr.com/photos/46506981@N03/albums/72157691833316904


Wednesday Santee/Lindo Lakes -
https://www.flickr.com/photos/46506981@N03/albums/72157662984456747

 

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Date: 1/24/18 12:29 pm
From: <caracara99...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Red-necked Grebe, Shelter Island
The Red-necked Grebe was seen this morning, 10:30, at the far north end of Shelter Island (same latitude as the Bali Hai Restaurant) slowly making its way south in the direction of the fishing pier.


I hope I have my compass points approximately correct.




Ross Christie
Pacific Beach
 

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Date: 1/24/18 12:20 pm
From: Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Zone-tail Hawk
I saw 2 zone-tails at Safari Park today, Wednesday Jan 24, at about 11am. I spotted them from the elevator platform looking north towards Condor Ridge.. They spiraled up with a kettle of ravens below them and never approached any closer.
Being warm today, the vultures all kettled and left by 9 am. The main lagoon is drained, with lots of maintenance being done throughout the park.

Nancy Christensen
Ramona


A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
Chinese Proverb
 

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Date: 1/23/18 5:18 pm
From: 'David Povey' <dpovey...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Nazca Booby update and misc.
The Nazca Booby regularly reported since mid Dec. and usually seen on one
of the 5 mph buoys has apparently changed its M.O.

The last two days (1-22 & 1-23) its been on the #34 red navigation buoy
further to the north. That buoy west of the southern end of the Navy Docks
and about even with the north end of the car carrier docks in National City.

Today a photo by an out of town birder show two Nazca Boobies on that buoy.
Looking at the buoy it with a scope from Loew's Coronado Resort, it appears
to have the white number 8 on it. A check of my nav. charts shows

the buoy to be indeed #34. (?)



The Thick-billed Kingbird was seen on Saturday afternoon Jan. 20th. in the
Sycamores at Poggi Canyon.

The Gray Flycatcher was present Sunday morning Jan. 21st. at Montclair Park.


A Reddish Egret was on the flooded mudflat south of the J st. Marina. Jan.
22.

Dave Povey

Dulzura


 

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Date: 1/23/18 1:46 pm
From: <stlbirdman64...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Laguna Mts 3 Lewis's woodpeckers continue 1/22/18
3 LEWIS' woodpeckers continue in the snags and pines south of Pioneer Mail PA and Hwy in Laguna, Monday 22 Jan. CASSIN'S finches continue in previously reported areas as well. Clear, cold and windy conditions, some ice in shaded spots.


Cheers,
CKSmith
 

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Date: 1/23/18 1:34 pm
From: 'Geoffrey Rogers' <rogersgl1952...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Juvenile warblers correction
I mistakenly supplied links to only Orange-crowned Warbler. The correct
links are:



http://www.pbase.com/jvhigbee/ju_warbler This has thumbnails of several
species that can be clicked on.



http://mirror-pole.com/sierras/orangecr/orangcr1.htm Note the buffy
wingbars.





Geoffrey L. Rogers

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San Diego, CA






 

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Date: 1/23/18 12:15 pm
From: 'Geoffrey Rogers' <rogersgl1952...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Juvenile warblers
I found these sites while searching for illustrations of juvenile western
warblers (the brief plumage before first-basic). There are brief
descriptions of juveniles in Identification Guide to North American Birds,
Part 1 by Pyle and I don't know what The Warbler Guide by Stephenson and
Whittle has but among other publications juvenile warbler illustrations are
scarce. These sites show Orange-crowned, Yellow-rumped (Audubon's), and
adult Townsend's. I'm still searching for online illustrations of juvenile
Black-throated Gray, Nashville, Hermit, and MacGillivray's.



http://mirror-pole.com/sierras/orangecr/orangcr1.htm Note buffy wingbars
that some show. Otherwise not a lot of difference from subsequent plumages
except for feather shape and texture.



http://www.pbase.com/jvhigbee/image/101304606



http://mirror-pole.com/sierras/orangecr/orangcr1.htm



I hope folks find these useful.





Geoffrey L. Rogers

----------------------------

San Diego, CA








 

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Date: 1/23/18 11:59 am
From: 'Geoffrey Rogers' <rogersgl1952...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Juvenile warblers
I found these sites while searching for illustrations of juvenile western
warblers (the brief plumage before first-basic). There are brief
descriptions of juveniles in Identification Guide to North American Birds,
Part 1 by Pyle and I don't know what The Warbler Guide by Stephenson and
Whittle has but among other publications juvenile warbler illustrations are
scarce. These sites show Orange-crowned, Yellow-rumped (Audubon's), and
adult Townsend's. I'm still searching for online illustrations of juvenile
Black-throated Gray, Nashville, Hermit, and MacGillivray's.



http://mirror-pole.com/sierras/orangecr/orangcr1.htm Note buffy wingbars
that some show. Otherwise not a lot of difference from subsequent plumages
except for feather shape and texture.



http://www.pbase.com/jvhigbee/image/101304606



http://mirror-pole.com/sierras/orangecr/orangcr1.htm



I hope folks find these useful.





Geoffrey L. Rogers

----------------------------

San Diego, CA








 

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