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5/28/20 9:26 am <lehman.paul...> via groups.io <lehman.paul=<verizon.net...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] storm-petrels, boobies, oystercatchers
5/27/20 1:19 pm C K Staurovsky via groups.io <stlbirdman64=<yahoo.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Indigo Bunting singing on territory Paso Picacho for 3rd year
5/27/20 10:54 am Cheryl Carlton <cpc59...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Rose Breasted Grosbeak
5/26/20 5:36 pm Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Laguna scouting
5/26/20 5:09 pm Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Summer Tanager, Surf Scoters, Brown Booby
5/26/20 9:39 am <lehman.paul...> via groups.io <lehman.paul=<verizon.net...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Black and white warbler
5/25/20 9:34 am David Povey <poveydw747...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Diego Offshore May 24, 2020
5/25/20 8:39 am <lehman.paul...> via groups.io <lehman.paul=<verizon.net...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] miscellanea
5/24/20 3:11 pm Susan Smith via groups.io <seiurus=<aol.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tricolored Blackbirds Breeding again at Rangeland Road, Water District Pond, 24 May 2020
5/23/20 3:58 pm David Povey <poveydw747...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] June 13th. Buena Vista Audubon pelagic
5/23/20 3:21 pm Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Violet-crowned Hummingbird, 23 May
5/22/20 4:00 pm Philip Unitt <unitt...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Violet-crowned Hummingbird, 20-22 May 2020 (viewing details)
5/22/20 3:47 pm Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Violet-crowned Hummingbird, 20-22 May 2020 (viewing details)
5/22/20 9:59 am Andrew N <dingomaster...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Hooded Warbler - PLNU
5/21/20 6:45 pm David Trissel <dtrisse1...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Indigo Bunting and Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Bird and Butterfly Garden
5/21/20 5:17 pm Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Violet-crowned Hummingbird report 20-21 May 2020
5/21/20 11:03 am john skirgaudas <jskirgaudas...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Indigo Bunting, Bird and Butterfly Garden
5/21/20 11:03 am RICHARD CUTHBERTSON via groups.io <richard6eyes=<yahoo.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Rose-breasted Grosbeak bird and butterfly garden
5/21/20 7:33 am Alex Abela via groups.io <thebuzz90=<yahoo.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Hooded Warbler - PLNU
5/20/20 1:13 pm Marcie Mason via groups.io <mason_marcie=<yahoo.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Rose-breasted Grosbeak at the Bird & Butterfly Garden
5/19/20 8:53 am <lehman.paul...> via groups.io <lehman.paul=<verizon.net...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Black Swifts
5/19/20 6:17 am Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] eBird media processing times
5/18/20 6:52 pm Cheryl Carlton <cpc59...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Baltimore Oriole
5/18/20 1:40 pm <lehman.paul...> via groups.io <lehman.paul=<verizon.net...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Summer Tanager, Rose-breast, Reddish Egret
5/18/20 12:33 pm Lisa Ruby via groups.io <lbruby1=<protonmail.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] eBird media processing times
5/17/20 11:34 am King, Dan <kingdaking519...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Blue-footed Booby flyby - Torrey Pines SB
5/16/20 9:32 am King, Dan <kingdaking519...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Black Storm-Petrels, etc. from Torrey Pines SB
5/15/20 3:35 pm Andrew N <dingomaster...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Anna's Hummingbird Hatchling
5/15/20 10:57 am Aedyn Loefke via groups.io <streptopeliamaster=<yahoo.com...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Diego Zoo Safari Park – Wood Stork continues, 14 May 2020
5/15/20 10:38 am Derek Hameister <derekhameister27...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Wood Stork apparently leaves San Diego Zoo Safari park
5/15/20 6:59 am Jimmy McMorran <Bigshell53...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Diego Zoo Safari Park – Wood Stork continues, 14 May 2020
5/14/20 9:57 pm Gary Nunn <garybnunn...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Diego Zoo Safari Park – Wood Stork continues, 14 May 2020
5/14/20 4:09 pm David Trissel <dtrisse1...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mystery Warbler (photos provided) in Carmel Valley
5/14/20 12:01 pm <lehman.paul...> via groups.io <lehman.paul=<verizon.net...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tennessee Warbler, Summer Tanager
5/14/20 11:43 am dan jehl <jehlyfish...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Escondido – Wood Stork, 13-14 May 2020
5/14/20 11:25 am Tom Blackman <obeach...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Sabines Gull
5/14/20 11:25 am Geoffrey L. Rogers <rogersgl1952...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] California Gnatcatcher coloration
5/14/20 11:14 am Yuan Kang Lee <ykleetx...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] California Gnatcatcher coloration
5/14/20 10:46 am Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Escondido – Wood Stork, 13-14 May 2020
5/14/20 10:36 am Stan Walens <stan.walens...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Escondido – Wood Stork, 13-14 May 2020
5/14/20 10:02 am Trent R. Stanley <trent.stanley...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Escondido – Wood Stork, 13-14 May 2020
5/14/20 9:42 am Gary Nunn <garybnunn...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Escondido – Wood Stork, 13-14 May 2020
5/13/20 12:49 pm Stan Walens <stan.walens...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] La Jolla Cove, May 13, 2020
5/13/20 11:36 am David Trissel <dtrisse1...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] American Bittern San Elijo Lagoon
5/13/20 10:28 am Kat Wendel <katwend82...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Red Necked Phalarope @ Lake Murray
5/13/20 9:38 am RICHARD CUTHBERTSON via groups.io <richard6eyes=<yahoo.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] bird and butterfly garden
5/13/20 9:21 am Steve Perry <s-perry...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] American Bittern San Elijo Lagoon
5/12/20 5:02 pm stevan brad via groups.io <stevanbrad=<yahoo.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] agua hedionda kittiwake follow up
5/12/20 2:03 pm Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Dusky Flycatcher - Lagunas
5/11/20 6:37 pm Andrew N <dingomaster...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Willow Flycatcher at Scissors Crossing
5/11/20 3:24 pm stevan brad via groups.io <stevanbrad=<yahoo.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cardiff Elegant Tern
5/11/20 1:50 pm Edward Henry <ehenry...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] American Bittern San Elijo Lagoon
5/11/20 1:30 pm Jim Determan <j.determan...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] American Bittern San Elijo Lagoon
5/11/20 7:10 am David Trissel <dtrisse1...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mystery Warbler (photos provided) in Carmel Valley
5/10/20 5:57 pm Susan Smith via groups.io <seiurus=<aol.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Large aggregation of Terns and other birds at Penasquitos Lagoon, 10 May
5/10/20 3:45 pm Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Brown-crested Flycatcher near Scissors Crossing
5/10/20 11:00 am stevan brad via groups.io <stevanbrad=<yahoo.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] American Bittern San Elijo Lagoon
5/9/20 10:25 pm David Trissel <dtrisse1...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mystery Warbler (photos provided) in Carmel Valley
5/9/20 2:52 pm Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] the Twin Trails parrot
5/9/20 11:06 am <lehman.paul...> via groups.io <lehman.paul=<verizon.net...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Jacumba on Saturday
5/9/20 7:32 am Jay Desgrosellier <desgrojs...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Sabine's Gull - Kendall Frost Marsh
5/8/20 4:08 pm Barbara via groups.io <barbarac2003=<yahoo.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] SDFO meeting (19 May at 6 pm) will be Zoomed!
5/8/20 3:52 pm Patti Koger <pkoger...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] black legged kittiwake carlsbad
5/8/20 1:58 pm Denise Riddle <driddle1855...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Black=legged Kittiwake/Aguas Hedionda Lagoon
5/8/20 12:19 pm Andrew N <dingomaster...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] black legged kittiwake carlsbad
5/8/20 10:36 am stevan brad via groups.io <stevanbrad=<yahoo.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] black legged kittiwake carlsbad
5/8/20 9:17 am David Povey <poveydw747...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Diego offshore May 7, 2020
5/7/20 3:29 pm Dave Batzler via groups.io <dave.batzler=<yahoo.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Black-legged Kittiwake still present
5/7/20 10:23 am Geoffrey L. Rogers <rogersgl1952...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Noble Canyon whip-poor-will
5/7/20 10:20 am Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Noble Canyon whip-poor-will
5/7/20 10:16 am Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Noble Canyon whip-poor-will
5/7/20 9:42 am Geoffrey L. Rogers <rogersgl1952...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Noble Canyon whip-poor-will
5/7/20 8:13 am Annie S via groups.io <itshas=<yahoo.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Black legged Kittiwake North County 5/7/2020
5/7/20 7:41 am Anthony Fife via groups.io <imtooflytofly=<yahoo.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Warblers B&B TJRV 05/07/2020
5/7/20 12:32 am dan jehl <jehlyfish...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mexican Whippoorwill continues 06 May 2020
5/6/20 8:14 pm Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Ideal moon-watching time
5/6/20 5:26 pm <lehman.paul...> via groups.io <lehman.paul=<verizon.net...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Semipalmated Sandpiper, mountain miscellanea
5/6/20 12:43 pm Caron Andregg <caron...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Northern Parula in Hillcrest
5/6/20 8:35 am Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mexican Whip-poor-will, 5 May 2020
5/5/20 1:26 pm Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mexican Whip-poor-will, 4 May 2020, and instructions for searching
5/4/20 2:15 pm W Terry Hunefeld <thunefeld...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Openings and closures
5/4/20 1:40 pm Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Openings and closures
5/4/20 12:27 pm Tito Gonzalez <txsandpiper...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Bank Swallow ; Carlsbad Flyover 4 MAY 2020
5/3/20 4:41 pm Gary Nunn <garybnunn...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Pacific Beach – photos Broad-winged Hawk, 03 May 2020
5/3/20 12:30 pm Andrew N <dingomaster...> Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Indigo Bunting at Bird and Butterfly Garden
5/3/20 12:22 pm Andrew N <dingomaster...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Indigo Bunting at Bird and Butterfly Garden
5/3/20 8:16 am Gary Nunn <garybnunn...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Pacific Beach – Broad-winged Hawk, 03 May 2020 8:15 am
5/1/20 3:46 pm <lehman.paul...> via groups.io <lehman.paul=<verizon.net...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] migrant Northern Waterthrush
5/1/20 2:25 pm Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Brown-crested flycatchers
5/1/20 11:44 am Tuck Russell <tuckrus...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Indigo Bunting still in Marston Canyon
5/1/20 11:37 am David Povey <poveydw747...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Yellow-cr. Night -Heron Mission Bay
5/1/20 11:34 am Alex Abela via groups.io <thebuzz90=<yahoo.com...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] RED-EYED VIREO, Summer Tanager - PLNU
4/30/20 1:18 pm Eve Martin <eve...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at Twin Trails Park
4/29/20 3:46 pm Nathan French <nathanfrenchphotography...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Indigo Bunting continues at Marston Canyon
 
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Date: 5/28/20 9:26 am
From: <lehman.paul...> via groups.io <lehman.paul=<verizon.net...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] storm-petrels, boobies, oystercatchers
Early this morning, Thursday, a 45-minute seawatch at La Jolla recorded
continuing large numbers of Black Storm-Petrels just offshore, with ca.
1000 present. Also seen after much staring were 2
ASHY Storm-Petrels mixed in (at one point they were together)--rare to
very rare from shore. But clearly the past few years something
"different" has been going on with from-shore Black Storm-Petrels, given
their increasing numbers and first appearing earlier in the spring than
previously. And this year, they are also visible from shore off Imperial
Beach and southernmost Coronado, where I saw about 20 yesterday
morning--perhaps the first time I've ever seen them there. Also at La
Jolla today were 3 long-continuing Black Oystercatchers, which frequent
the shore anywhere from the Cove itself south to a little south of
Children's Pool. And also off Imperial Beach yesterday was a
concentration of 9 Brown Boobies, fishing over a school of Common
Dolphins and lots of pelicans right off the Tijuana R. mouth.

--Paul Lehman, San Diego


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Date: 5/27/20 1:19 pm
From: C K Staurovsky via groups.io <stlbirdman64=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Indigo Bunting singing on territory Paso Picacho for 3rd year
An Indigo Bunting male is singing on territory in the vicinity of the group camp at Paso Picaco CRSP for the 3rd consecutive year. I photographed and made a cell phone recording of it today 27 May 2020 between 0800 and 0930ish. This bird appears to be all blue, without any white plumage around it's vent area, but is on the same territory. Also observed chasing a Lazuli bunting female. Cheers.

CK Staurovsky
El Cajon

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Date: 5/27/20 10:54 am
From: Cheryl Carlton <cpc59...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Rose Breasted Grosbeak
Beautiful male just showed up in my yard in Carlsbad. Has come and gone to my feeder multiple times. Yay! How fun!

I have good pics I can send

Cheryl

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Date: 5/26/20 5:36 pm
From: Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Laguna scouting
I visited several spots in the Lagunas this morning - Pioneer Mail, Burnt Rancheria, Morris Ranch Rd and Kitchen Creek rd, upper.
Red Crossbills found at two locations, Mtn Quail at all location, Black-chinned Sparrows at three of the four spots. I found singing male Yellow-rumpled Warblers at Burnt Rancheria and Morris Ranch Rd. I also saw a female YRWA with the male at Morris Ranch. A possible Wilson’s Warbler was singing at Burnt Rancheria, but I was unable to get eyes on it and hesitate to state that for sure. Warbler songs can be a challenge.

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Date: 5/26/20 5:09 pm
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Summer Tanager, Surf Scoters, Brown Booby
Yesterday morning, 25 May, there was a blotchy red and yellow SUMMER
TANAGER calling on the Naval Air Station North Island golf course. Jimmy
McMorran messaged me to let me know it was still present this morning.

On the 24th, ~750 Western Gulls were piled up on the beach south of Zuniga
Jetty amongst a feeding flock of terns and pelicans, and ~50 Surf Scoters
were apparently summering there and away from their usual haunts off IB or
in south San Diego Bay. A check of the NASNI golf course on that day
yielded a Western Wood-pewee and two Ash-throated Flycatchers (a species
that may even be breeding in Coronado?).

On the 23rd, Nicole and I walked about 2 miles north on the beach from Camp
Surf but a BROWN BOOBY offshore and a Black Turnstone onshore were the only
birds of note. The adult Reddish Egret at J St. was present as is often the
case.

Justyn Stahl
North Park (but back to SCI tomorrow!)

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Date: 5/26/20 9:39 am
From: <lehman.paul...> via groups.io <lehman.paul=<verizon.net...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Black and white warbler

Early Tuesday morning there was a male Black-and- white Warbler at Point Loma Nazarene University in the first patch of trees along the path just north of the main entrance. The only migrant I had on campus. I did not hear the hooded warbler.

Paul Lehman, San Diego


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Date: 5/25/20 9:34 am
From: David Povey <poveydw747...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Diego Offshore May 24, 2020
I did a solo trip offshore Sunday May 24th., in a reverse circle (counter
clockwise) from the May 7th. trip. This one out of Mission Bay. Talk about
social distancing, not a boat insight for about three of the nine hours I
spent offshore.
The major change was lack of the Red Tide. The water now a dirty green
color out to about 7 n. miles. Then clearing slowly to a clean green on the
Thirty Mile Bank.
Sea surface temps, have dropped. Today mostly 66 degrees F. That maybe
slightly above normal for May. Last trip sst's mostly 69-71 degrees
(summer temps). Gale force winds north of us last week likely the cause.
Life offshore has increased *slightly* with a couple of small feeding
congregations southwest of La Jolla ( 9..5- 10 n. miles) These made up of
mostly Sooty and Black-vented Shearwaters, Brown Pelicans and Elegant
Terns, and over a pods of Common Dolphin.
The Nine and Thirty Mile Banks, and San Diego Trough were exceedingly
quiet. In fact I saw more Black Storm-Petrels inside the Nine Mile Bank all
the way in to the edge of Point Loma kelp and up to within a mile on the
Mission Bay Jetties.
The big numbers of Ashy Storm-Petrels we'd seen in 2017 and 2018 (one
hundred plus), and 2019 (close to 50) seem to have faded to a very few
scattered individuals so far this year. Three today, down from the 7 on
seen May 7th.. All near the Thirty Mile Bank.
Not a single phalarope today. I had over three hundred on the May 7th. trip
No sign of Scripps's Murrelets, Perhaps they've abandoned nesting locally
this year due to red tide, lack of food or ? They normally move out to the
northwest post breeding. Perhaps they do the same if breeding fails.
No alcids or jaegers to report
One Least Tern was seen over the outside of the Nine Mile Bank, not that
unusual a location except that there are very few other birds out there.
Another Least Tern was along the middle part Point Loma kelp, and a dozen
plus were in the s.w. portion on Mission Bay.
I did see Elegant Terns at all distance. Those well offshore traveling west
at speed. Perhaps a food source out there somewhere? Those along the beach
moving generally north. Many in Mission Bay (75).
An Adult *Yellow-crowned Night-Heron *was on the rip rap at Mission Point
west of Quivara Basin, Mission Bay.
So total species and numbers for offshore (still rather small overall);
Pacific Loon 1
Pink-footed Shearwater 13
Sooty Shearwater 315
Black-vented Shearwater *140 *( a few showing start of wing flight
feather molt )
Ashy Storm-Petrel 3
Black Storm-Petrel 60
Brown Booby 1
Brandt's Cormorant 5
Doubled-cr. Cormorant 1
Brown Pelican 57
Heermann's Gull 2
California Gull 3
Western Gull 30
Least Tern 2
Elegant Tern 290
Royal Tern 2

Dave Povey
Dulzura

Today I remember Mac, Smitty, Jack and all the others others.

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Date: 5/25/20 8:39 am
From: <lehman.paul...> via groups.io <lehman.paul=<verizon.net...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] miscellanea
Today, the 25th, a late or summering female-type Bufflehead continues
(since April) at San Dieguito Lagoon (Dust Devil Trail) in Del Mar,
where also 8 adult Redheads and the first of the season's brood of
Redhead ducklings. Small numbers of W-f Ibis also include already
several of this year's juveniles. The small, isolated population of
Acorn Woodpeckers continues in the w. Sorrento Valley/Mira Mesa/El
Camino Cemetery area. And singing, territorial, southerly Swainsons's
Thrushes are at two of their favored sites: the end of Flintkote Ave. in
Sorrento Valley and along the SD River near the SD Mission. Yesterday, a
check of the continuing Hooded Warbler at PLNU/residential Point Loma
also turned a mere three additional landbird migrants (1 W. Wood-Pewee,
2 W. Tanagers), so it continues slow in that regard. And on 23 May,
there was a late, alternate-plumaged Dunlin on south San Diego Bay,
where also 8 Ruddy Turnstones, and 2 Cattle Egrets were along the
Tijuana River.

--Paul Lehman, San Diego



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Date: 5/24/20 3:11 pm
From: Susan Smith via groups.io <seiurus=<aol.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tricolored Blackbirds Breeding again at Rangeland Road, Water District Pond, 24 May 2020
    Went out to Ramona to check on the Tricolored Blackbird colony  I had noted there  on 22 March 2020 (checklist https://ebird.org/checklist/S66109602).  They have apparently bred and nested  in the Water District South Pond,  where bulrushes have now grown back.   Around this pond, and carrying food from the pasture east of the road,  there were predominantly adult females and recently fledged young (many with yellow-orange gapes), so I wondered where all the males were.  As I drove north along the road a bit, closer to the large, northern pond where cattle were grazing, I saw a few flocks of males streaming further west shuttling to and from the south pond area, that had been out of view from my previous vantage point.  Final estimate, tho an undercount, is 180 females, 50 fledglings, 100 males=330. Today's checklist https://ebird.org/checklist/S69569365. Most activity occured earlier in the morning.  

Susan Smith Seiurus Biological  Consulting Del Mar, CA <seiurus...>

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Date: 5/23/20 3:58 pm
From: David Povey <poveydw747...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] June 13th. Buena Vista Audubon pelagic
Sorry to say the June 13 th. trip has been cancelled.
Dang it all. I had hoped we'd get an Ok, but not this time. Not sure if
boat trips are in phase 4, 5, or???
You can still book trips for Aug., Sept. and Oct. see details at*
www.sandiegopelagics.com <http://www.sandiegopelagics.com>.*
Crossed fingers that those trips can go, and salvage 2020's pelagics.
Dave Povey
Dulzura

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Date: 5/23/20 3:21 pm
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Violet-crowned Hummingbird, 23 May
The Violet-crowned Hummingbird at the DeAnza Springs Resort was seen today
by two small, organized groups, coordinated/permitted by the property owner
and the resort management. The owner is now leaving town for a few days and
will keep me posted as to the bird's status upon her return. I will relay
this info when I get it.

*Under NO circumstances should anyone attempt to access the resort on their
own.* Future trips, bird and homeowner willing, may be made available at a
later date.

Justyn Stahl
North Park

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Date: 5/22/20 4:00 pm
From: Philip Unitt <unitt...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Violet-crowned Hummingbird, 20-22 May 2020 (viewing details)
Dear Justyn,



I’m glad that when I arranged public access for San Diego County’s first Violet-crowned Hummingbird the process was considerably less complex!



Best wishes,



Phil



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Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Violet-crowned Hummingbird, 20-22 May 2020 (viewing details)



Today, 22 May, a small group, with coordination through the homeowner and resort management did a brief exploratory trip today, saw the bird, and discussed future access possibilities as access was not granted indefinitely. Pre-arranged, group permission (see below) was granted for a small number of people tomorrow (Saturday), but no solo at-will visitation is allowed. Additionally, you must comply with the following rules and guidance below. Keep in mind this is a "clothing optional" resort, and, although our interactions were extremely limited, residents are likely uncomfortable with large numbers of clothed people carrying optics.



Group meeting time and location will be 15 minutes before entry time at the I-8 Jacumba exit, in the dirt lot across from the Shell/Chevron stations. The group will then consolidate vehicles and be led in by a leader. There was ZERO cell reception in the resort, so if you are even two minutes late, you will not be able to contact the group or get in.



So:



1. Absolutely NO CAMERAS or SCOPES are allowed. Repeat, NO CAMERAS.

2. Group size is limited to 10, with 5 cars, so carpooling in is necessary - if you feel you can do this safely (perhaps sit diagonally with the windows down?).

3. Masks must be worn.

4. Check in will be necessary at the office by the leader.

5. Do not enter the yard, but bird from outside the fence.

6. Do not exceed 5 mph while in the resort.

7. The bird seems to appear every 20-23 minutes, so after two bouts of feeding, please leave.

8. Bird discreetly at the yard where the bird is ONLY, then leave, do not bird elsewhere in the resort.

9. If you miss your meeting time/location, you're out of luck as entry without an assigned group leader (with permission letter) is not possible.



If these restrictions work for you, let me know if you are interested in going tomorrow, Saturday, at 0900 or 1100, and which time your prefer, but no guarantees. Priority will be given to San Diego birders.



Visits beyond Saturday are uncertain, but may be possible in the future if the bird stays, the homeowner approves, and there are no problems tomorrow. Previous records (nine before this one) of Violet-crowned Hummingbirds in California have stayed for as little as one day to as long as several months. A comparable record from Los Angeles stayed for just five days in late May 1987.



Let me know if and when you'd like to go tomorrow.



Best,

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Date: 5/22/20 3:47 pm
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Violet-crowned Hummingbird, 20-22 May 2020 (viewing details)
Today, 22 May, a small group, with coordination through the homeowner and
resort management did a brief exploratory trip today, saw the bird, and
discussed future access possibilities as access was not granted
indefinitely. Pre-arranged, group permission (see below) was granted for a
small number of people tomorrow (Saturday), but no solo at-will visitation
is allowed. Additionally, you must comply with the following rules and
guidance below. Keep in mind this is a "clothing optional" resort, and,
although our interactions were extremely limited, residents are likely
uncomfortable with large numbers of clothed people carrying optics.


Group meeting time and location will be 15 minutes before entry time at the
I-8 Jacumba exit, in the dirt lot across from the Shell/Chevron stations.
The group will then consolidate vehicles and be led in by a leader. There
was ZERO cell reception in the resort, so if you are even two minutes late,
you will not be able to contact the group or get in.


So:


1. Absolutely NO CAMERAS or SCOPES are allowed. Repeat, NO CAMERAS.

2. Group size is limited to 10, with 5 cars, so carpooling in is necessary
- if you feel you can do this safely (perhaps sit diagonally with the
windows down?).

3. Masks must be worn.

4. Check in will be necessary at the office by the leader.

5. Do not enter the yard, but bird from outside the fence.

6. Do not exceed 5 mph while in the resort.

7. The bird seems to appear every 20-23 minutes, so after two bouts of
feeding, please leave.

8. Bird discreetly at the yard where the bird is ONLY, then leave, do not
bird elsewhere in the resort.

9. If you miss your meeting time/location, you're out of luck as entry
without an assigned group leader (with permission letter) is not possible.


If these restrictions work for you, let me know if you are interested in
going tomorrow, Saturday, at 0900 or 1100, and which time your prefer, but
no guarantees. Priority will be given to San Diego birders.


Visits beyond Saturday are uncertain, but may be possible in the future if
the bird stays, the homeowner approves, and there are no problems tomorrow.
Previous records (nine before this one) of Violet-crowned Hummingbirds in
California have stayed for as little as one day to as long as several
months. A comparable record from Los Angeles stayed for just five days in
late May 1987.


Let me know if and when you'd like to go tomorrow.


Best,

Justyn Stahl

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Date: 5/22/20 9:59 am
From: Andrew N <dingomaster...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Hooded Warbler - PLNU
The hooded warbler continues as of 9:30 a.m. today. Short bursts of song and very difficult views as it flits through dark underbrush and vanishes entirely for long periods.

Andrew Newmark
Hillcrest, San Diego CA

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Date: 5/21/20 6:45 pm
From: David Trissel <dtrisse1...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Indigo Bunting and Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Bird and Butterfly Garden
Had two Indigo Buntings (male and female) at the Bird and Butterfly Garden at 8:30 this morning. Nesting? Then, at 8:38 had the male Rose-breasted Grosbeak singing right above me in a Tamarisk. Detailed locations and bad pics here: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69434839 <https://ebird.org/checklist/S69434839>

Also seen and heard singing were 3 Bell’s Vireos and I found a Black-chinned Hummingbird in the same area.

David Trissel
San Diego, CA


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> Seen and imaged this morning 0730 along the river trail just beyond the wooded area.
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Date: 5/21/20 5:17 pm
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Violet-crowned Hummingbird report 20-21 May 2020
Photos posted to eBird show a Violet-crowned Hummingbird from the DeAnza
Springs Resort, a private, clothing-optional resort. I've emailed the
observer to inquire about access, but they may not know they've just
alerted a large number of folks to this 2nd county record. I'll send an
update when I get more information.

Justyn Stahl
North Park

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Date: 5/21/20 11:03 am
From: john skirgaudas <jskirgaudas...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Indigo Bunting, Bird and Butterfly Garden
Seen and imaged this morning 0730 along the river trail just beyond the wooded area.

John Skirgaudas
La Jolla
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Date: 5/21/20 11:03 am
From: RICHARD CUTHBERTSON via groups.io <richard6eyes=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Rose-breasted Grosbeak bird and butterfly garden
RBGB seen in the tamarisk lining the parking lot.  Found by Marty at 9:30 singing away.
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Date: 5/21/20 7:33 am
From: Alex Abela via groups.io <thebuzz90=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Hooded Warbler - PLNU
This morning there is a singing male HOODED WARBLER at Point Loma Nazarene University along the concrete culvert between Garden and DuPont streets on the east edge of campus.

Alex Abela
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Date: 5/20/20 1:13 pm
From: Marcie Mason via groups.io <mason_marcie=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Rose-breasted Grosbeak at the Bird & Butterfly Garden
Wed morning there was an adult male Rose-breasted Grosbeak at the Bird and Butterfly Garden.  It was first seen in the row of Tamarisks just west of the parking lot, along the road that leads to the horse trailer parking area.  Later it was seen from inside the garden in the tall Tamarisks that border the southeastern edge of the garden. ebird report with photos: eBird Checklist - 20 May 2020 - Tijuana River Valley Regional Park--Bird & Butterfly Garden - 30 species

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Date: 5/19/20 8:53 am
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Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Black Swifts

Two Black Swifts just came by Mount Soledad at around 8:45 a.m., the first of the morning.

Paul Lehman, San Diego

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Date: 5/19/20 6:17 am
From: Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] eBird media processing times
Just to provide a little extra info, there were 10s of thousands of media uploads associated with the recent Global Big Day two weekends ago, so that is a big reason for the slow processing times lately. Also, the team at Cornell has let us know that you do not need to leave your browser open, computer on, etc. once your file(s) is uploaded. Once the status turns to "processing," you're good and you can shut down or leave your computer if you want.
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Date: 5/18/20 6:52 pm
From: Cheryl Carlton <cpc59...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Baltimore Oriole
Beautiful male in my backyard in Carlsbad today.  I have good pictures but I don’t use a photo sharing service so don’t know how to share with you all.  I can send pics one on one if you would like to contact me directly.  Unmistakable.  Black head and neck culminating in a point at the upper chest.  Beautiful yellow flashes in wings and tail.  Fiery yellow orange in color.  Upper wing bar is yellow and secondary bar is white.  Was in the birdbath for a bit with a hooded oriole male so comparison was even easier. 
He makes #51 on the list of bird species I’ve seen from my "office" window since I started working from home on 17 March. 
Amazing what we can see when we slow down and pay attention. 
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Date: 5/18/20 1:40 pm
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Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Summer Tanager, Rose-breast, Reddish Egret
Yesterday morning, while birding at both Point Loma AND the Tijuana R.
valley, I saw a grand total of ONE landbird migrant (a W. Tanager).
Today, the 18th, I doubled that total at Point Loma, with a single W.
Tanager and a first-spring male SUMMER Tanager that was greeny-yellow
with a sharply contrasting fully red hood. The latter bird was in the
area around the alumni building (and adjoining neighborhood) at the
north end of the campus, where Alex Abela saw a very similar-looking
Summer way back on May 1st. Same bird? Yesterday, there was an adult
Reddish Egret at the Tijuana R. mouth. And on the 16th, there was a
female Rose-breasted Grosbeak in the Jacumba area.

--Paul Lehman, San Diego



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Date: 5/18/20 12:33 pm
From: Lisa Ruby via groups.io <lbruby1=<protonmail.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] eBird media processing times
Hi,

As some or many of you may have noticed, eBird's processing times of media have been longer than normal lately, sometimes significantly longer than normal. Particularly audio files. I had a couple take somewhere between 12 and 24 hours to get processed recently. I sent a query to eBird three or four days ago asking about it, and today I received this response. Thought I'd share it in case anyone else was wondering what is going on:

The Macaulay Library wildlife media archive, which stores all eBird photos and recordings, is experiencing unusually high server traffic. As a result, media processing may take much longer than normal.

Once your media files are processing no further action is needed; files are processed in the order they are received. Please do not try to delete and re-upload your files, as this can increase your wait time even more.

Our team is currently looking into solutions to improve media processing times. We appreciate your patience during this period of above-average server loads.

Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs
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Date: 5/17/20 11:34 am
From: King, Dan <kingdaking519...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Blue-footed Booby flyby - Torrey Pines SB
Had a juv./1st cycle Blue-footed Booby flying steadily northward just past the surf line at Torrey Pines SB/Penasquitos Creek inlet around 7:00 a.m. this morning (May 17th).  Not moving fast, but it certainly did not dilly-dally, so if it is proceeding at the same rate, it's somewhere in Orange County or beyond by now.  Ebird checklist with description here: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69220851

Dan King
San Diego

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Date: 5/16/20 9:32 am
From: King, Dan <kingdaking519...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Black Storm-Petrels, etc. from Torrey Pines SB
At least 300 Black Storm-Petrels this morning (May 16) off Torrey Pines SB, most feeding well south of the Penasquitos Creek inlet.  There were a couple Black-vented Shearwaters mixed in, along with a Sooty Shearwater passing by quite close to shore.

Dan King
San Diego

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Date: 5/15/20 3:35 pm
From: Andrew N <dingomaster...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Anna's Hummingbird Hatchling
Hello all,
Not a rare announcement to say the least but I just recently moved into a new apartment in Hillcrest and was happy to discover an Anna's Hummingbird had built a nest in a small tree in the courtyard directly outside and below my front door, giving me a fantastic top down view of it.  After just over two weeks of watching and waiting, the first egg hatched today!

I got a quick glimpse at the hatchling when the mother left to remove some eggshells and bring back some water from our courtyard fountain.  I've added photos to an incidental checklist on eBird if you'd like to see the teeny tiny newborn:

https://ebird.org/checklist/S69108470

Please note this was taken from above with a 500mm lens and then further cropped in post so I am no where near the nest; the stars really aligned with her placement. I've also made sure no other residents have been around when I photograph her so they will not bother her. It's been a real treat watching her comings and goings and I'm very eager to watch her raise her young these next couple weeks!

Andrew Newmark
Hillcrest, San Diego CA

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Date: 5/15/20 10:57 am
From: Aedyn Loefke via groups.io <streptopeliamaster=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Diego Zoo Safari Park – Wood Stork continues, 14 May 2020
Just received word that the continuing Wood Stork that we and others viewed this morning at the Safari Park has soared up and out of view to the northwest.

--Aedyn Loefke
> On May 15, 2020, at 6:59 AM, Jimmy McMorran <Bigshell53...> wrote:
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> Hi Birders,
> Four of us (Trysten and Aedyn L. and Derek H)observed the continuing Wood Stork this morning beginning around 6:45-6:53. It was not where it was photo’d last night by Gary Nunn. It was on the shoreline foraging along the waters edge. From the lookout it was In the far pond directly below the white trailer on the hill.
> Good Birding,
> Jimmy McMorran
> Leucadia, CA
>
>
>> On May 14, 2020, at 9:57 PM, Gary Nunn <garybnunn...> wrote:
>>
>> 
>> The WOOD STORK continued this evening seen just a few minutes after the sun went down over the hills west of the park. I had waited a long time at the San Pasqual Battlefield Hill spot looking and looking without luck. Hoping it might appear on a tree top at dusk I decided to wait it out and sure enough at 7:37 PM it suddenly appeared at the top of a small tree down in the wooded area of small lakes. It proceeded to flap its wings and arch them up, with head down, on the tree top. Also picked up a small branch and juggled that around for a few minutes, sort of playing with it. Huge white bodied bird with black flight feathers and dusky head and thick decurved bill.
>>
>> I snapped a few documentation photos, horrible really, mainly to point out which tree it can be seen standing on.
>>
>> Good luck in the morning!
>>
>> Photos here https://ebird.org/checklist/S69068447
>>
>> --
>> Gary Nunn
>
> --
> Good Birding,
> Jimmy McMorran,
> Leucadia, CA
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Date: 5/15/20 10:38 am
From: Derek Hameister <derekhameister27...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Wood Stork apparently leaves San Diego Zoo Safari park
At approximately 9:20AM, myself and 3 other birders observed the Wood Stork fly out of the Safari park, circle and gain elevation, then fly out to the northwest, eventually out of view. I have included my eBird list that shows a flight shot (photo of photo for now) of the bird as it was circling. As well as some images from out initial observation when it was on the ground at about 6:45

https://ebird.org/checklist/S69092049

Derek Hameister
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Date: 5/15/20 6:59 am
From: Jimmy McMorran <Bigshell53...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Diego Zoo Safari Park – Wood Stork continues, 14 May 2020
Hi Birders,
Four of us (Trysten and Aedyn L. and Derek H)observed the continuing Wood Stork this morning beginning around 6:45-6:53. It was not where it was photo’d last night by Gary Nunn. It was on the shoreline foraging along the waters edge. From the lookout it was In the far pond directly below the white trailer on the hill.
Good Birding,
Jimmy McMorran
Leucadia, CA
> On May 14, 2020, at 9:57 PM, Gary Nunn <garybnunn...> wrote:
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> 
> The WOOD STORK continued this evening seen just a few minutes after the sun went down over the hills west of the park. I had waited a long time at the San Pasqual Battlefield Hill spot looking and looking without luck. Hoping it might appear on a tree top at dusk I decided to wait it out and sure enough at 7:37 PM it suddenly appeared at the top of a small tree down in the wooded area of small lakes. It proceeded to flap its wings and arch them up, with head down, on the tree top. Also picked up a small branch and juggled that around for a few minutes, sort of playing with it. Huge white bodied bird with black flight feathers and dusky head and thick decurved bill.
>
> I snapped a few documentation photos, horrible really, mainly to point out which tree it can be seen standing on.
>
> Good luck in the morning!
>
> Photos here https://ebird.org/checklist/S69068447
>
> --
> Gary Nunn
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Date: 5/14/20 9:57 pm
From: Gary Nunn <garybnunn...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Diego Zoo Safari Park – Wood Stork continues, 14 May 2020
The WOOD STORK continued this evening seen just a few minutes after the sun
went down over the hills west of the park. I had waited a long time at the
San Pasqual Battlefield Hill spot looking and looking without luck. Hoping
it might appear on a tree top at dusk I decided to wait it out and sure
enough at 7:37 PM it suddenly appeared at the top of a small tree down in
the wooded area of small lakes. It proceeded to flap its wings and arch
them up, with head down, on the tree top. Also picked up a small
branch and juggled that around for a few minutes, sort of playing with it.
Huge white bodied bird with black flight feathers and dusky head and thick
decurved bill.

I snapped a few documentation photos, horrible really, mainly to point out
which tree it can be seen standing on.

Good luck in the morning!

Photos here https://ebird.org/checklist/S69068447

--
Gary Nunn

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Date: 5/14/20 4:09 pm
From: David Trissel <dtrisse1...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mystery Warbler (photos provided) in Carmel Valley
In case anyone was curious, I received a half dozen requests for the photos and received some good feedback. Thank you all, especially Stan, for pointing out details that I missed.

I’ve concluded that the bird was an immature male MacGillivray’s Warbler. I have updated the eBird checklist accordingly.

Sincerely,

David Trissel
San Diego, CA

> On May 11, 2020, at 7:10 AM, David Trissel <dtrisse1...> wrote:
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> Thanks to everyone that responded! I’ve received suggestions of both Mourning and MacGillivray’s. The images I’ve researched look more like Mourning, but location and rarity definitely lean towards MacGillivray’s. I’ll keep researching and if I get an expert to look at them and provide a positive ID, I’ll let you know.
>
> If anyone would like me to send the full-res images directly via email so you can zoom/pan, please let me know. Apparently, eBird does not allow you to zoom in on the images.
>
> Lastly, since I was biking/birding for over 7 hours around Carmel Valley, Sorrento Valley, and west Peñasquitos Canyon / Lagoon, my checklist was flagged for “Distance too long”. Although my odometer stated 28 miles covered, I didn’t travel that far from home (as a crow flies), trying to keep in the spirit of a “COVID Challenge” Big Day. I guess I should have created over a dozen little mini-checklists, with specific locations and durations and distances, but I didn’t.
>
> So, my checklist (https://ebird.org/checklist/S68776286 <https://ebird.org/checklist/S68776286>) is in this state: "Distance too long. This checklist has been flagged by a reviewer for covering a large distance. Specific locations and shorter distances are required for public display: this checklist and its observations do not appear in public eBird outputs."
>
> I’m curious if anyone else did a Global Big Day on May 9 and if your checklist was later flagged, or how you handled an all-day birding excursion where you covered a 5-mile radius count circle.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> David Trissel
> San Diego, CA
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>> On May 9, 2020, at 10:24 PM, David Trissel <dtrisse1...> <mailto:<dtrisse1...>> wrote:
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>> Did my biking birding Global Big Day today (May 9) in the Carmel Valley, Sorrento Valley, Peñasquitos Canyon area. At 6:00 PM I was taking a happy hour/dinner break and saw this bird on my street. I didn’t have my binocs with me at the moment (Murphy’s Law), only my cellphone, so I took three pretty bad pictures but they show the feature I want to ask about. This bird looked like an Orange-crowned Warbler except for the black throat patch. If anyone has an idea as to what this bird is, please let me know. Checklist with photos:
>>
>> https://ebird.org/checklist/S68776286 <https://ebird.org/checklist/S68776286>
>>
>> Sincerely,
>>
>> David Trissel
>> San Diego, CA
>>
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Date: 5/14/20 12:01 pm
From: <lehman.paul...> via groups.io <lehman.paul=<verizon.net...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Tennessee Warbler, Summer Tanager
Despite the continued low number of passerine migrants I've been seeing
the past 5 or 6 days, today (14 May) there was a Tennessee Warbler and a
Summer Tanager in residential Point Loma. The warbler was in a
eucalyptus with small white flowers near the intersection of Dupont X
Gage, but it and its Townsend's companion were last seen hurtling out to
the east; and the tanager, a female, was with a couple Western Tanagers
on Dupont, immediately west of Silvergate. My total of landbird migrants
this morning was 13 birds (otherwise, W. Tanagers, W. Vireos, and
Townsend's), but that's actually more than on the previous several days'
birding at Point Loma and down in the Tijuana River Valley/Imperial
Beach, where I was seeing just high single digits daily.

BTW, the Silk Oak trees this spring seemed to be running a bit late with
their blooms, but in the past few days I've been noticing more of the
migrants finally using them--especially as the Bottlebrush are wrapping
up their blooming.

In other news, the 3 Cattle Egrets continue at the Sunset ball fields on
13 May, and there were 4 pairs of Redheads at San Dieguito Lagoon in Del
Mar (the only consistent nesting site in the county in recent years) on
11 May, where a Royal Tern on the EAST side of I-5 was actually already
farther inland than normal for that species. A lingering young, faded
Glaucous-winged Gull was on the J Street mudflats.

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Date: 5/14/20 11:43 am
From: dan jehl <jehlyfish...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Escondido – Wood Stork, 13-14 May 2020
The wood stork continues at the wild animal Park on Thursday at 11:40 AM. Visible with great difficulty from the top of the San Pasqual Battlefield hill. I parked west of the battlefield at the memorial marker and walked up the hill with my scope. The trail is heavily overgrown including with prickly pear. I would not recommend it except in hiking boots and with snake gaiters, lots of rattlesnakes. The stork is unmistakable, huge white bird at the top of a palm tree long neck horn colored bill black primaries. The heat shimmer makes further details impossible to discern. This bird dwarfs the American white pelicans and the great egrets in the area.

Dan Jehl
San Diego
> On May 14, 2020, at 10:45 AM, Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...> wrote:
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> Parking area was open at the spot where some of us have had flocks of LAGO, near intersection with Old Milky Way. I also noticed the Archaeological center lot was open when I went past the other day.
>
> I’m out of the area and will not be chasing.
>
> Nancy Christensen
> Ramona
>
>
> A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
> Chinese Proverb
>
>>> On May 14, 2020, at 10:36 AM, Stan Walens <stan.walens...> wrote:
>>>
>> 
>> Great idea. But at the moment, the battlefield park is fundamentally closed except to local residents, and there is no nearby parking. For more details, see
>>
>> https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=655
>>
>> Stan Walens, San Diego
>> May 14, 2020; 10:33 am
>>
>>>> On May 14, 2020, at 10:02 AM, Trent R. Stanley <trent.stanley...> wrote:
>>>>
>>> 
>>> Back in the days of the previous Wood Stork, we'd hike up to the hilltop from the San Pasqual Battlefield Monument and find it in our scopes.
>>> https://goo.gl/maps/6naFoHQqPAmuVThh7
>>> 33.088198, -116.988277
>>>
>>>> On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 9:42 AM Gary Nunn <garybnunn...> wrote:
>>>> PLEASE NOTE: SAN DIEGO ZOO SAFARI PARK IS CLOSED TO VISITORS AT THIS TIME.
>>>>
>>>> We have a report in to eBird that yesterday, 13 May 2020, a WOOD STORK appeared at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park near Escondido. Eric Lutomski, a bird keeper at the park, first noted the stork at 3:30 PM. Eric says it moved around the park a bit to different ponds. The stork is still present this morning 14 May 2020 and photos can be seen on Eric's checklist here https://ebird.org/checklist/S69029207
>>>>
>>>> The bird has no bands or markings and we are told is not a part of the bird collection.
>>>>
>>>> Eric will let me know if it remains at the park today or moves off. Something to keep an eye out for in the area!
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Gary Nunn
>>>> Pacific Beach
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Trent R. Stanley
>>> <trent...>
>>> http://www.sdbirder.com
>>> University City, San Diego, CA
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Date: 5/14/20 11:25 am
From: Tom Blackman <obeach...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Sabines Gull
I received a iPhone image of an adult Sabines Gull in alternate plumage
walking on the beach at La Jolla Shore. This was from a non-birder friend.
This was sometime in the past week. So keep a lookout if you are in the
Shores area.



Thomas A. Blackman

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Date: 5/14/20 11:25 am
From: Geoffrey L. Rogers <rogersgl1952...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] California Gnatcatcher coloration
Californias can look bluish-gray in some light but generally are dull grayish—grayish brown in females and young. Best to go by multiple id characters when deciding species.



Geoffrey Rogers

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From the Sibley and Petersen guides, the body coloration of the California Gnatcatcher is described and shown as gray. Same as photos found on Google. I have id'ed a male California Gnatcatcher at the Sorrento Valley Ponds by its dark tail and full dark cap. However, its body is visibly (and beautifully) blue gray. Is the blue gray coloration expected or have I mis-identified it?

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Date: 5/14/20 11:14 am
From: Yuan Kang Lee <ykleetx...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] California Gnatcatcher coloration
From the Sibley and Petersen guides, the body coloration of the California Gnatcatcher is described and shown as gray. Same as photos found on Google. I have id'ed a male California Gnatcatcher at the Sorrento Valley Ponds by its dark tail and full dark cap. However, its body is visibly (and beautifully) blue gray. Is the blue gray coloration expected or have I mis-identified it?

Thank you,
-Kang

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Date: 5/14/20 10:46 am
From: Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Escondido – Wood Stork, 13-14 May 2020
Parking area was open at the spot where some of us have had flocks of LAGO, near intersection with Old Milky Way. I also noticed the Archaeological center lot was open when I went past the other day.

I’m out of the area and will not be chasing.

Nancy Christensen
Ramona


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> On May 14, 2020, at 10:36 AM, Stan Walens <stan.walens...> wrote:
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> 
> Great idea. But at the moment, the battlefield park is fundamentally closed except to local residents, and there is no nearby parking. For more details, see
>
> https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=655
>
> Stan Walens, San Diego
> May 14, 2020; 10:33 am
>
>>> On May 14, 2020, at 10:02 AM, Trent R. Stanley <trent.stanley...> wrote:
>>>
>> 
>> Back in the days of the previous Wood Stork, we'd hike up to the hilltop from the San Pasqual Battlefield Monument and find it in our scopes.
>> https://goo.gl/maps/6naFoHQqPAmuVThh7
>> 33.088198, -116.988277
>>
>>> On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 9:42 AM Gary Nunn <garybnunn...> wrote:
>>> PLEASE NOTE: SAN DIEGO ZOO SAFARI PARK IS CLOSED TO VISITORS AT THIS TIME.
>>>
>>> We have a report in to eBird that yesterday, 13 May 2020, a WOOD STORK appeared at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park near Escondido. Eric Lutomski, a bird keeper at the park, first noted the stork at 3:30 PM. Eric says it moved around the park a bit to different ponds. The stork is still present this morning 14 May 2020 and photos can be seen on Eric's checklist here https://ebird.org/checklist/S69029207
>>>
>>> The bird has no bands or markings and we are told is not a part of the bird collection.
>>>
>>> Eric will let me know if it remains at the park today or moves off. Something to keep an eye out for in the area!
>>>
>>> --
>>> Gary Nunn
>>> Pacific Beach
>>
>>
>> --
>> Trent R. Stanley
>> <trent...>
>> http://www.sdbirder.com
>> University City, San Diego, CA
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Date: 5/14/20 10:36 am
From: Stan Walens <stan.walens...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Escondido – Wood Stork, 13-14 May 2020
Great idea. But at the moment, the battlefield park is fundamentally closed except to local residents, and there is no nearby parking. For more details, see

https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=655

Stan Walens, San Diego
May 14, 2020; 10:33 am

> On May 14, 2020, at 10:02 AM, Trent R. Stanley <trent.stanley...> wrote:
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> 
> Back in the days of the previous Wood Stork, we'd hike up to the hilltop from the San Pasqual Battlefield Monument and find it in our scopes.
> https://goo.gl/maps/6naFoHQqPAmuVThh7
> 33.088198, -116.988277
>
>> On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 9:42 AM Gary Nunn <garybnunn...> wrote:
>> PLEASE NOTE: SAN DIEGO ZOO SAFARI PARK IS CLOSED TO VISITORS AT THIS TIME.
>>
>> We have a report in to eBird that yesterday, 13 May 2020, a WOOD STORK appeared at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park near Escondido. Eric Lutomski, a bird keeper at the park, first noted the stork at 3:30 PM. Eric says it moved around the park a bit to different ponds. The stork is still present this morning 14 May 2020 and photos can be seen on Eric's checklist here https://ebird.org/checklist/S69029207
>>
>> The bird has no bands or markings and we are told is not a part of the bird collection.
>>
>> Eric will let me know if it remains at the park today or moves off. Something to keep an eye out for in the area!
>>
>> --
>> Gary Nunn
>> Pacific Beach
>
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Date: 5/14/20 10:02 am
From: Trent R. Stanley <trent.stanley...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Escondido – Wood Stork, 13-14 May 2020
Back in the days of the previous Wood Stork, we'd hike up to the hilltop
from the San Pasqual Battlefield Monument and find it in our scopes.
https://goo.gl/maps/6naFoHQqPAmuVThh7
33.088198, -116.988277

On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 9:42 AM Gary Nunn <garybnunn...> wrote:

> PLEASE NOTE: SAN DIEGO ZOO SAFARI PARK IS CLOSED TO VISITORS AT THIS TIME.
>
> We have a report in to eBird that yesterday, 13 May 2020, a WOOD STORK
> appeared at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park near Escondido. Eric Lutomski, a
> bird keeper at the park, first noted the stork at 3:30 PM. Eric says it
> moved around the park a bit to different ponds. The stork is still present
> this morning 14 May 2020 and photos can be seen on Eric's checklist here
> https://ebird.org/checklist/S69029207
>
> The bird has no bands or markings and we are told is not a part of the
> bird collection.
>
> Eric will let me know if it remains at the park today or moves off.
> Something to keep an eye out for in the area!
>
> --
> Gary Nunn
> Pacific Beach
>
>
>

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Date: 5/14/20 9:42 am
From: Gary Nunn <garybnunn...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Escondido – Wood Stork, 13-14 May 2020
PLEASE NOTE: SAN DIEGO ZOO SAFARI PARK IS CLOSED TO VISITORS AT THIS TIME.

We have a report in to eBird that yesterday, 13 May 2020, a WOOD STORK
appeared at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park near Escondido. Eric Lutomski, a
bird keeper at the park, first noted the stork at 3:30 PM. Eric says it
moved around the park a bit to different ponds. The stork is still present
this morning 14 May 2020 and photos can be seen on Eric's checklist here
https://ebird.org/checklist/S69029207

The bird has no bands or markings and we are told is not a part of the bird
collection.

Eric will let me know if it remains at the park today or moves off.
Something to keep an eye out for in the area!

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Pacific Beach

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Date: 5/13/20 12:49 pm
From: Stan Walens <stan.walens...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] La Jolla Cove, May 13, 2020
Went to the Cove for the first time in about 3 weeks from 11:00-12:00 this morning. While Ellen Scripps Browning Park and the adjacent seawalk are still off-limits, the path from the Cave Shop to the stop sign, and from south of ESB Park are open. The little walkway pullouts south of the park are no longer cordoned off, so it is possible to sit on the concrete wall and scope while sitting, or to stand there and be off the main path. This is a good thing because of the roughly 200 people whom I saw during this period, 2/5 were not wearing masks and the concept of social distancing seems to be an idea far too abstruse for them to handle.
Started across from the Brockton Villa, then moved south to just north of Children’s Pool; 20 or so minutes in each place.

The Cove was filled with birds, even though you can see the red tide stretching out for at least a mile from shore. Nothing much unusual, just a huge number of terns, pelicans, cormorants and gulls. I’d say about 1200 Elegant Terns [official count, Mr. Brad = 1203]; after feeding they each began heading south. Forster’s, Royal, Caspian and Least terns also, and I thought a possible Gull-billed. Maybe 400-500 gulls, almost all of them Western, unlike the concentration of California Gulls reported by Steve Brad earlier this week off Leucadia. One immature Heermann’s Gull and one really weird large gull, extremely pale on back and wing coverts, with pale wing except for a few black outer primaries, and lacking a dark secondary bar. Possibly a Thayer’s-type Iceland gull maybe, but the wingtips were dark on the underwing as well. or some hybrid? On the rocks below were 2 Black Turnstones. And a female sea lion hauling around a dead newborn or recently-born pup.

Then moved down to just south of ESB Park. I could see a large congregation of birds on the horizon, too far offshore to identify anything except pelicans.
About 3/4 mile from shore, a group of 4–5 storm-petrels were foraging over the kelp bed. Their flight and shape to me was more suggestive of Ashy rather than Black, but I cannot say for sure.
No shearwaters of any kind.
2 Black Oystercatchers were on the rocks offshore from Children’s Pool.

At 11:00, the light was bright and there was too much heat haze. Will try again tomorrow, early in the morning.

Stan Walens, San Diego
May 13, 2020; 12:38 p.m.
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Date: 5/13/20 11:36 am
From: David Trissel <dtrisse1...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] American Bittern San Elijo Lagoon
Had one American Bittern this morning at 8:45 flying briefly about 200 yards west of the Stonebridge Trail. It was on the north side of the lagoon.

David Trissel
San Diego, CA

> On May 13, 2020, at 9:21 AM, Steve Perry <s-perry...> wrote:
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> There are indeed 2 Am bitterns in that area. I heard both calling from different areas of the reed bed on Sunday between 6am and 7am: one near the trail crossing to Stonebridge, and one further west in the main body of reeds. The one by the trail then flew west to the main reed bed. Steve Brad, Annie and I saw and photographed one later, out in the open, gulping and walking around.
> Steve Perry
> Solana Beach
> On Monday, May 11, 2020, 01:30:09 PM PDT, Jim Determan <j.determan...> wrote:
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> I went back to San Elijo Lagoon Sunday evening (5/10) between 6 and 7pm, and again heard the American Bittern calling in the same place I reported it on April 6 (in the marsh just north of the La Orilla Trail as it climbs the hill west of the Santa Helena Trail, near the location where a break in the lemonade berry bushes gives a clear view of the marsh). Again it was in tall bulrushes, so I couldn't see it, but it was very close by. Unless it has favorite morning and evening displaying locations, the location seems far enough from the location Steve reported that there may be more than one individual. I will have to try the Stonebridge trail in hopes of seeing the display.
>
> Jim
>
> On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 11:00 AM stevan brad via groups.io <http://groups.io/> <stevanbrad=<yahoo.com...> <mailto:<yahoo.com...>> wrote:
> the recently reported american bittern was in full throat this Morning Sunday. Seen and heard west of the mesa and also on the south side of the mesa and about 100 yards west of the Stonebridge Trail
> Fun to see the guy puff out his big chest
> some grainy photos in my ebird report
> https://ebird.org/checklist/S68799179 <https://ebird.org/checklist/S68799179>
>
> stay safe
> steve brad
> leucadia
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Date: 5/13/20 10:28 am
From: Kat Wendel <katwend82...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Red Necked Phalarope @ Lake Murray
Red Necked Phalarope continuing this morning, Wed May 13, I saw it feeding along the shoreline of the "gull bay" adjacent to the boat dock off the Kiowa Drive Entrance. The parking lot is still closed to cars but the lake is open to foot traffic.
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Date: 5/13/20 9:38 am
From: RICHARD CUTHBERTSON via groups.io <richard6eyes=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] bird and butterfly garden
The indigo bunting is still hanging out just east of the staging area, the irrigation has been repaired and 4 drips are now running, and approved distanced parking now available.
Richard Cuthbertson

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Date: 5/13/20 9:21 am
From: Steve Perry <s-perry...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] American Bittern San Elijo Lagoon
There are indeed 2 Am bitterns in that area. I heard both calling from different areas of the reed bed on Sunday between 6am and 7am: one near the trail crossing to Stonebridge, and one further west in the main body of reeds. The one by the trail then flew west to the main reed bed. Steve Brad, Annie and I saw and photographed one later, out in the open, gulping and walking around.
Steve Perry
Solana Beach
On Monday, May 11, 2020, 01:30:09 PM PDT, Jim Determan <j.determan...> wrote:

I went back to San Elijo Lagoon Sunday evening (5/10) between 6 and 7pm, and again heard the American Bittern calling in the same place I reported it on April 6 (in the marsh just north of the La Orilla Trail as it climbs the hill west of the Santa Helena Trail, near the location where a break in the lemonade berry bushes gives a clear view of the marsh). Again it was in tall bulrushes, so I couldn't see it, but it was very close by. Unless it has favorite morning and evening displaying locations, the location seems far enough from the location Steve reported that there may be more than one individual. I will have to try the Stonebridge trail in hopes of seeing the display.
Jim
On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 11:00 AM stevan brad via groups.io <stevanbrad=<yahoo.com...> wrote:

the recently reported  american bittern was in full throat this Morning Sunday.  Seen and heard west of the mesa and also  on the south side of the mesa and about 100 yards west of the Stonebridge Trail
Fun to see the guy puff out  his big chest
some  grainy photos in my ebird report
https://ebird.org/checklist/S68799179

stay safe
steve brad 
leucadia






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Date: 5/12/20 5:02 pm
From: stevan brad via groups.io <stevanbrad=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] agua hedionda kittiwake follow up
for those that may be interested on Saturday  Patty Koger and her husband Patrick got the bird down to the sdnhm to  be with phil unit (the bird collection curator)
thank Patty and Patirck

steve brad
leucadia

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Date: 5/12/20 2:03 pm
From: Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Dusky Flycatcher - Lagunas
Tuck Russell and I walked Desert View Road in the Lagunas this morning
(Tuesday 5/12). We were able to locate at least two, possibly three Dusky
Flycatchers in this area, a known breeding location. Unlike other trips I
have made up there in past years, the flycatchers were essentially silent,
which made them very hard to find. Finally I heard one making repeated whit
calls and after several minutes of scanning we were able to get eyes on. We
found another one up the road more than mile and presume it was a
different bird.



We encountered a small group of warblers foraging along the road Wilson,
Hermit, Townsends and Black-throated Gray.



We also had several Cassins Vireos singing in the area, another bird that
nests along the road. One of the vireos seemed really pale to me, and after
looking at my photos I am not certain that it is a Cassins, but possibly a
Plumbeous. It has only the faintest hint of buffy coloration in the vent
area, none along the flanks, and the back is gray, not olive as a Cassins
usually is. I put the photos in my checklist under Cassins Vireo for now.



Checklist: <https://ebird.org/checklist/S68938997>
https://ebird.org/checklist/S68938997



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Ramona




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Date: 5/11/20 6:37 pm
From: Andrew N <dingomaster...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Willow Flycatcher at Scissors Crossing
Went out to Scissors Crossing this morning and although I managed to miss the Brown-crested Flycatchers entirely, I did find a Willow Flycatcher as a consolation prize. This morning had high California Quail and Bullock's Oriole activity as well as a single Scott's Oriole making a brief stop.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S68892580

Andrew Newmark
Hillcrest, CA

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Date: 5/11/20 3:24 pm
From: stevan brad via groups.io <stevanbrad=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Cardiff Elegant Tern
as a follow up to Sue Smiths note about the terns at Penesquitos i was down at the mouth of the San Elijo Lagoon this morning at 7 and wildly guessed 1751 Elegant Terns,  likely lots more. Lots of gulls too mostly cal gulls What made it quite the experience was the tide was quite low and you could walk far  out on  to the sand bars to where the birds were and get very close, I included some photos in my ebird report that kinda show the experience minus the raucousness of the flock.
The flock was nearly all elegant as i only spotted one royal tern and one forsters tern.  Ive been going to the beach for a number of decades now and have never seen a dead Garabaldi on the beach. Today we saw 12, bad for the fish, good for the gulls. If you think you might want to see the spectacle parking is an issue,  You will likely need to park in the Cardiff residential area and walk a couple blocks down the beach
my ebird report with photos
https://ebird.org/checklist/S68862351

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steve brad
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Date: 5/11/20 1:50 pm
From: Edward Henry <ehenry...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] American Bittern San Elijo Lagoon
The American Bittern was preening in the grass on the north side of the water at 7:43 this morning. If you seek it out via the Stonebridge Trail, be sure to wear your rubber boots. Photo link below.

Ed Henry

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Date: 5/11/20 1:30 pm
From: Jim Determan <j.determan...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] American Bittern San Elijo Lagoon
I went back to San Elijo Lagoon Sunday evening (5/10) between 6 and 7pm,
and again heard the American Bittern calling in the same place I reported
it on April 6 (in the marsh just north of the La Orilla Trail as it climbs
the hill west of the Santa Helena Trail, near the location where a break in
the lemonade berry bushes gives a clear view of the marsh). Again it was in
tall bulrushes, so I couldn't see it, but it was very close by. Unless it
has favorite morning and evening displaying locations, the location seems
far enough from the location Steve reported that there may be more than one
individual. I will have to try the Stonebridge trail in hopes of seeing the
display.

Jim

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> the recently reported american bittern was in full throat this Morning
> Sunday. Seen and heard west of the mesa and also on the south side of the
> mesa and about 100 yards west of the Stonebridge Trail
> Fun to see the guy puff out his big chest
> some grainy photos in my ebird report
> https://ebird.org/checklist/S68799179
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> stay safe
> steve brad
> leucadia
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Date: 5/11/20 7:10 am
From: David Trissel <dtrisse1...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mystery Warbler (photos provided) in Carmel Valley
Thanks to everyone that responded! I’ve received suggestions of both Mourning and MacGillivray’s. The images I’ve researched look more like Mourning, but location and rarity definitely lean towards MacGillivray’s. I’ll keep researching and if I get an expert to look at them and provide a positive ID, I’ll let you know.

If anyone would like me to send the full-res images directly via email so you can zoom/pan, please let me know. Apparently, eBird does not allow you to zoom in on the images.

Lastly, since I was biking/birding for over 7 hours around Carmel Valley, Sorrento Valley, and west Peñasquitos Canyon / Lagoon, my checklist was flagged for “Distance too long”. Although my odometer stated 28 miles covered, I didn’t travel that far from home (as a crow flies), trying to keep in the spirit of a “COVID Challenge” Big Day. I guess I should have created over a dozen little mini-checklists, with specific locations and durations and distances, but I didn’t.

So, my checklist (https://ebird.org/checklist/S68776286 <https://ebird.org/checklist/S68776286>) is in this state: "Distance too long. This checklist has been flagged by a reviewer for covering a large distance. Specific locations and shorter distances are required for public display: this checklist and its observations do not appear in public eBird outputs."

I’m curious if anyone else did a Global Big Day on May 9 and if your checklist was later flagged, or how you handled an all-day birding excursion where you covered a 5-mile radius count circle.

Sincerely,

David Trissel
San Diego, CA

> On May 9, 2020, at 10:24 PM, David Trissel <dtrisse1...> wrote:
>
> Did my biking birding Global Big Day today (May 9) in the Carmel Valley, Sorrento Valley, Peñasquitos Canyon area. At 6:00 PM I was taking a happy hour/dinner break and saw this bird on my street. I didn’t have my binocs with me at the moment (Murphy’s Law), only my cellphone, so I took three pretty bad pictures but they show the feature I want to ask about. This bird looked like an Orange-crowned Warbler except for the black throat patch. If anyone has an idea as to what this bird is, please let me know. Checklist with photos:
>
> https://ebird.org/checklist/S68776286 <https://ebird.org/checklist/S68776286>
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> Sincerely,
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Date: 5/10/20 5:57 pm
From: Susan Smith via groups.io <seiurus=<aol.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Large aggregation of Terns and other birds at Penasquitos Lagoon, 10 May
    From about 2:30-3:00 pm on the subject date, I noted a very large aggregation of terns, herons, egrets, pelicans, gulls,  cormorants feeding inside Penasquitos Lagoon, in Del Mar. I could not make a good count because I could not access much of the area, and had limited time, and my eBird counts are likely way under. 
     These large aggregations have been noted in other areas in the county, the birds evidently are being drawn to the abundance of dead and dying fish that are succumbing because of depleted oxygen conditions in lagoon waters caused by the bacterial breakdown of masses of the dying dinoflagellate, L. polyedra--the cause of our long-continuing red tide.  But this is the first time I noted it in Penasquitos Lagoon, which has not been noted for its tern numbers in recent years. 
eBird checklist at https://ebird.org/checklist/S68827996

Susan Smith Seiurus Biological  Consulting 
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Date: 5/10/20 3:45 pm
From: Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Brown-crested Flycatcher near Scissors Crossing
Russ and I made a trip to a few birding spots on the desert this morning. We
found a pair of Brown-crested Flycatchers north of Scissor Crossing in the
first big clump of cottonwood trees. We had visited the spot in Sentac
Canyon (by the welcome to Anza-Borrego sign) where there have been BC
Flycatchers recently, and while I thought I heard the BCFL call right as we
got out of the car, we never heard them again while we walked around.



Saw at least 5 Scott's Orioles this morning. The males are up and singing.



Nancy Christensen

Ramona




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Date: 5/10/20 11:00 am
From: stevan brad via groups.io <stevanbrad=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] American Bittern San Elijo Lagoon
the recently reported  american bittern was in full throat this Morning Sunday.  Seen and heard west of the mesa and also  on the south side of the mesa and about 100 yards west of the Stonebridge Trail
Fun to see the guy puff out  his big chest
some  grainy photos in my ebird report
https://ebird.org/checklist/S68799179

stay safe
steve brad
leucadia

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Date: 5/9/20 10:25 pm
From: David Trissel <dtrisse1...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mystery Warbler (photos provided) in Carmel Valley
Did my biking birding Global Big Day today (May 9) in the Carmel Valley, Sorrento Valley, Peñasquitos Canyon area. At 6:00 PM I was taking a happy hour/dinner break and saw this bird on my street. I didn’t have my binocs with me at the moment (Murphy’s Law), only my cellphone, so I took three pretty bad pictures but they show the feature I want to ask about. This bird looked like an Orange-crowned Warbler except for the black throat patch. If anyone has an idea as to what this bird is, please let me know. Checklist with photos:

https://ebird.org/checklist/S68776286 <https://ebird.org/checklist/S68776286>

Sincerely,

David Trissel
San Diego, CA

> On May 9, 2020, at 2:52 PM, Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> wrote:
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> The bird being reported as a Red-lored Parrot in eBird is problematic, given the large amount of red bleeding into the cheeks. I've contacted all observers to date, but to head off future misidentifications, I figured I'd write a note. A few people with more urban Amazona experience than I have suggested it's likely a Red-lored x Red-crowned/Lilac-crowned Parrot, a hybrid, but probably best just entered as Amazona sp.
>
> Many of these species are reproductively isolated in their native ranges (and sadly in decline), but through introductions into our area, they are now coming into contact and hybridizing with some regularity. In this case, the behavior suggests recent escape/release and likely a bird bred in captivity - another source of odd hybrids and plumage irregularities.
>
> Flipping through the photos on eBird below, one should see how the red is restricted to the lores in a Red-lored Parrot, hence the name.
>
> https://ebird.org/media/catalog?taxonCode=relpar&sort=rating_rank_desc&q=Red-lored%20Parrot%20-%20Amazona%20autumnalis <https://ebird.org/media/catalog?taxonCode=relpar&sort=rating_rank_desc&q=Red-lored%20Parrot%20-%20Amazona%20autumnalis>
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Date: 5/9/20 2:52 pm
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] the Twin Trails parrot
The bird being reported as a *Red-lored Parrot* in eBird is problematic,
given the large amount of red bleeding into the cheeks. I've contacted all
observers to date, but to head off future misidentifications, I figured I'd
write a note. A few people with more urban Amazona experience than I have
suggested it's likely a Red-lored x Red-crowned/Lilac-crowned Parrot, a
hybrid, but probably best just entered as *Amazona sp*.

Many of these species are reproductively isolated in their native ranges
(and sadly in decline), but through introductions into our area, they are
now coming into contact and hybridizing with some regularity. In this case,
the behavior suggests recent escape/release and likely a bird bred in
captivity - another source of odd hybrids and plumage irregularities.

Flipping through the photos on eBird below, one should see how the red is
restricted to the lores in a Red-lored Parrot, hence the name.

https://ebird.org/media/catalog?taxonCode=relpar&sort=rating_rank_desc&q=Red-lored%20Parrot%20-%20Amazona%20autumnalis

Justyn Stahl
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Date: 5/9/20 11:06 am
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Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Jacumba on Saturday
Went out east to Jacumba early this morning (Saturday) for a migrant
check. Not many migrants there today (13 or 14 individuals, Swainson's
Thrushes being best but they are very regular there). Highlights were a
cooperative, perched LONG-EARED OWL,  an early WILLOW FLYCATCHER, and 2
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS. Long-eareds are not known to summer in the
Jacumba area--although it certainly seems like a reasonable place--and
the Willow Flycatcher is early by a number of days for a through-migrant
(only two earlier spring county records of migrants in early May). The
breeding Tricolored Blackbirds there this year number about 100 birds
and include a slug of already fledged juveniles, flying around town but
still being fed by the adults. Also 7 White-winged Doves and 5
Lawrence's Goldfinches. Scarce breeders in that corner of the county
included a Cassin's Kingbird, Loggerhead Shrike, Oak Titmouse carrying
food, and a pair of Northern Harriers.

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Date: 5/9/20 7:32 am
From: Jay Desgrosellier <desgrojs...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Sabine's Gull - Kendall Frost Marsh
Saturday, May 9, 2020
7:28 am

Currently watching a Sabine's Gull resting on the exposed mudflats of
Kendall Frost Marsh. Observed nearly due west from the observation deck.

Good Birding!

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San Diego, CA

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Date: 5/8/20 4:08 pm
From: Barbara via groups.io <barbarac2003=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] SDFO meeting (19 May at 6 pm) will be Zoomed!
Greetings!
Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 19, at 6:00 p.m. This will be a virtual meeting, using the Zoom app, which you can download beforehand. MEMBERS will receive an email invitation with directions to click on a link, which will open a window in the Zoom app, and you can join the meeting. We are planning a practice session on May 14th to work out any bugs in the procedure.

The May program features John Bruin who will show some photos from his recent trip to Uganda and Kenya. Time allowing, Nancy Christensen will show photos from her trip to Argentina in 2019. 
It is NOT too late to join! Please put your check in the mail and you will be immediately added to our member list. Further directions and mailing address can be found here:
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Date: 5/8/20 3:52 pm
From: Patti Koger <pkoger...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] black legged kittiwake carlsbad
BlKi appears to be dead on bluff just west of boat ramp. 33°8′33″ N 117°19′18″ W. Does Nat History want to collect?

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Date: 5/8/20 1:58 pm
From: Denise Riddle <driddle1855...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Black=legged Kittiwake/Aguas Hedionda Lagoon
I was there at 12:30 and bird was right at end of path. Got pretty close without spooking it until a dog came ashore from a paddle board and it flew west to grasses. Lost sight of it at the point

https://ebird.org/checklist/S68619878

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Denise Riddle
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Date: 5/8/20 12:19 pm
From: Andrew N <dingomaster...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] black legged kittiwake carlsbad
Kittiwake flew in and is now sitting on the beach at 12pm. It's being cautious of the surrounding humans but mostly is tolerating their presence. I definitely agree with the assessment that it's sick, as it doesn't look well.

Andrew Newmark
Hillcrest, CA

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Date: 5/8/20 10:36 am
From: stevan brad via groups.io <stevanbrad=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] black legged kittiwake carlsbad
the blki is present this early morning Friday  5/8 at the south end of Bay hore Drive Carlsbad   on the sandy beach    Ithis morning it was west of the boat ramp  40 yards or so standing on the beach
it may be sick?   stay safe

steve brad
Leucadia

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Date: 5/8/20 9:17 am
From: David Povey <poveydw747...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Diego offshore May 7, 2020
The good news is your not missing by not being able to get out on the water
right now !
Bad news is the extensive Red Tide has pushed sea birds, marine mammals and
fishes out of our area .
I've seen some pretty extensive red tides over the years. This one may
cover more area than others by quite a bit. I found the waters mostly red
from inside San Diego Bay to the middle of the Nine Mile Bank, then in
bands of brown or red clear to the Thirty Mile Bank. At times, I felt like
I was sailing in a bowl of Campbell's Tomato Soup.
Red Tides are caused by a bloom microscopic phytoplankton, The can be toxic
up the food chain, block out sunlight needed by some marine life, and
starve the water of oxygen as they die and decay. Likely the bloom was
caused by the late season runoff from recent storms, and warmer than normal
sea surface temps. (today's sst were mostly 68-71 F)
Long story, shorten a bit, birds were sparse with one exception,
phalaropes. I found both Red and Red-necked Phalaropes in good numbers
often right a long the scum lines of the dense red tide lines.
The Red-necked Phalaropes are mostly in full breeding plumage. The majority
of Red Phalaropes were mid moult, a few in complete breeding plumage, and
at least two that were still in basic winter plumage.
Little else moving, almost nothing feeding (exception was an adult female
Brown Booby plunge diving over the S.D. Trough).
I covered about 90 n. miles, clear into L.A.co. waters. Large areas, with
no life of an sort. Particularly concerning was the total absence of
Scripps's Murrelets. They should be relatively abundant this time of year.
I show from my notes, *May 12, 2019*, 90 Scripps's , *May 20, 2018,* 120
Scripps's. Today, *no alcid* of any species was seen.
Very foggy early, visibility 4 n.miles and stout south wind afternoon.
Complete list and numbers from the ocean;
Pacific Loon 7
Common Loon 2
Pink-footed Shearwater 5
Sooty Shearwater 32
Black-vented Shearwater 7
Ashy Storm-Petrel 7
Black Storm-Petrel 60
Brown Booby 2
Brown Pelican 19
Brandt's Cormorant 3
lg. shorebird sp. 2 (whimbrel, curlew, ?)
Red-necked Phalarope 175
Red Phalarope 80
phalarope sp. 60
Heermann's Gull 1
California Gull 2
Western Gull 8
Least Tern 1
Elegant Tern 30
Royal Tern 1

Dave Povey
Dulzura

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Date: 5/7/20 3:29 pm
From: Dave Batzler via groups.io <dave.batzler=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Black-legged Kittiwake still present
The BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE, reported earlier today is still present on the beach at Aqua Hediondia (2:05-2:15PM).

Photos at: https://ebird.org/checklist/S68568005

Dave Batzler
Carlsbad, CA

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Date: 5/7/20 10:23 am
From: Geoffrey L. Rogers <rogersgl1952...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Noble Canyon whip-poor-will
OK. List start times are well before singing starts and singing can start a bit after sunset.

Thanks.



Geoff



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Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Noble Canyon whip-poor-will



Geoff,



The original observer heard it at 9pm on 4 May. The next night on 5 May, it was heard singing again at 9pm, but very distantly, and found to be down in the canyon. Last night, it was heard singing at 809pm, but those observers were down in the canyon on the trail at that time. So it appears it begins singing "on time" (not long after sunset) down in the better habitat, and only audible barely or later from the road or driveway. But to reiterate, the trail isn't easy in the dark and cell coverage is weak to non-existent.



Justyn



On Thu, May 7, 2020 at 9:42 AM Geoffrey L. Rogers <rogersgl1952...> <mailto:<rogersgl1952...> > wrote:

Can someone clarify when the bird begins singing? I see eBird posts of approx. 19:40 (7:40 PM) and references to singing starting at later times. Thanks.



Geoffrey Rogers

San Diego, CA






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Date: 5/7/20 10:20 am
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Noble Canyon whip-poor-will
To clarify, eBird checklists start times are ~10-15 minutes after sunset,
and thus considered nocturnal checklists. Diurnal birds shouldn't be
included (unless calling after dusk), and anyone keep lists of birds while
it is still light out is encouraged to end that checklist before beginning
a new one for night birds. It is certainly useful to clarify in your
description when and where you heard the target bird. I've created an eBird
location called 'stakeout Mexican Whip-poor-will, Laguna Mtns. (2020)'

Thanks
Justyn Stahl

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> Geoff,
>
> The original observer heard it at 9pm on 4 May. The next night on 5 May,
> it was heard singing again at 9pm, but very distantly, and found to be down
> in the canyon. Last night, it was heard singing at 809pm, but those
> observers were down in the canyon on the trail at that time. So it appears
> it begins singing "on time" (not long after sunset) down in the better
> habitat, and only audible barely or later from the road or driveway. But to
> reiterate, the trail isn't easy in the dark and cell coverage is weak to
> non-existent.
>
> Justyn
>
> On Thu, May 7, 2020 at 9:42 AM Geoffrey L. Rogers <rogersgl1952...>
> wrote:
>
>> Can someone clarify when the bird begins singing? I see eBird posts of
>> approx. 19:40 (7:40 PM) and references to singing starting at later times.
>> Thanks.
>>
>>
>>
>> Geoffrey Rogers
>>
>> San Diego, CA
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>

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Date: 5/7/20 10:16 am
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Noble Canyon whip-poor-will
Geoff,

The original observer heard it at 9pm on 4 May. The next night on 5 May, it
was heard singing again at 9pm, but very distantly, and found to be down in
the canyon. Last night, it was heard singing at 809pm, but those observers
were down in the canyon on the trail at that time. So it appears it begins
singing "on time" (not long after sunset) down in the better habitat, and
only audible barely or later from the road or driveway. But to reiterate,
the trail isn't easy in the dark and cell coverage is weak to non-existent.

Justyn

On Thu, May 7, 2020 at 9:42 AM Geoffrey L. Rogers <rogersgl1952...>
wrote:

> Can someone clarify when the bird begins singing? I see eBird posts of
> approx. 19:40 (7:40 PM) and references to singing starting at later times.
> Thanks.
>
>
>
> Geoffrey Rogers
>
> San Diego, CA
>
>
>
>
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Date: 5/7/20 9:42 am
From: Geoffrey L. Rogers <rogersgl1952...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Noble Canyon whip-poor-will
Can someone clarify when the bird begins singing? I see eBird posts of
approx. 19:40 (7:40 PM) and references to singing starting at later times.
Thanks.



Geoffrey Rogers

San Diego, CA




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Date: 5/7/20 8:13 am
From: Annie S via groups.io <itshas=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Black legged Kittiwake North County 5/7/2020
Continuing bird reported yesterday 6th May by Joan Comito. Id confirmed by Pete Ginsburg.
On beach just south of Bayshore drive off Tamarack 
33.141866,-117.319772
Will be flushed by tide

Happy birding 
Annie Stockley
University city 

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Date: 5/7/20 7:41 am
From: Anthony Fife via groups.io <imtooflytofly=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Warblers B&B TJRV 05/07/2020
This morning, very foggy, however there are a lot of warblers at the Bird and Butterfly Garden. Most were working the pines and horse trail westbound. The majority were Townsends.

05/07/2020 @0739
Anthony “TooFly” Fife
La Mesa, Ca

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Date: 5/7/20 12:32 am
From: dan jehl <jehlyfish...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mexican Whippoorwill continues 06 May 2020
This evening, 05/06/2020, the Mexican Whippoorwill continued on the Noble Canyon Trail south of Pine Creek Rd in the Laguna Mountains. At 8:05 pm Chris Staurovski heard it singing in the oaks 0.6 miles down the trail, which is the location of the first switchback. Tonight eight of us were able to mask up and socially distance while recording the vocalizations, no playbacks were used or needed. While the Whippoorwill moved around often it was only seen briefly in flight

As has been mentioned previously there is little to no cell service while on the Noble Canyon Trail, it is rough and steep in the dark. Don’t go alone.

P.s. Lots of toads on the road on the way out tonight, please drive considerately.

Dan Jehl
San Diego

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Date: 5/6/20 8:14 pm
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Ideal moon-watching time
It’s that time of year: a late April/early May full moon could provide a
nice backdrop for the silhouettes of nocturnal migrants the next couple
nights.

See below for details from Kimball Garrett.

Justyn Stahl
North Park

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Subject: [LACoBirds] Ideal moon-watching time
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Birders,

The next three nights, but especially tomorrow (Wednesday) night, should be
ideal for moon-watching for nocturnal migrants. The full moon (a
"supermoon" this month) is early Thursday morning, so Wednesday evening
should be perfect. It's better to watch a bit before the full moon than
after, since the moon will be higher in the sky around 9:00 pm (when
nocturnal migrants should be aloft). Peak spring migration in our area is
roughly from 20 April to 10 May, so a full moon the last week of April or
first week of May is fortuitous.

Just put your spotting scope on the moon (I usually zoom up to about 40X)
and watch for birds flying across the face of the moon. They're
surprisingly easy to detect. You might be able to distinguish "biggish
passerines" (e.g, thrushes, grosbeaks, tanagers) from "smallish passerines"
(e.g., warblers, buntings, vireos), but it's hopeless to try to identify
anything further. Just counting and getting a sense of the magnitude of
movement is fascinating enough.

I suggest that between 9:00 to 10:00 on Wednesday evening (6 May) you give
it a try for one or two 10 or 15 minute periods. Wear sunglasses or use
some kind of filter to darken the bright moon or you'll run the risk of at
least temporary damage to your eyes. Keep a tally, and make a note of
direction of travel. This is best done by using the moon as a clock face
and noting direction by indicating (for example) "6:00 to 12:00" or "4:00
to 9:00." Using a compass or known orientation, you can later translate
that into direction of travel (e.g. "to NW," which seems to be the dominant
direction of travel at many local sites).

If you want, you can report results on this list serve (# of birds per unit
time, main direction of travel, your locality, and the time of evening you
watched).

Though you won't be able to identify the birds crossing the face of the
moon, you might be able to get a sense of what is moving by listening for
nocturnal flight calls. Some calls (like the "queee?" of Swainson's
Thrush) are quite distinctive. Better yet, make recordings if you can.
There isn't a one to one correspondence between what you hear and what you
see flying across the moon (probably not even close), but listening for
calls might give you a rough idea of some of the dominant species in the
sky.

Kimball

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Date: 5/6/20 5:26 pm
From: <lehman.paul...> via groups.io <lehman.paul=<verizon.net...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Semipalmated Sandpiper, mountain miscellanea
On Weds the 6th, there was a SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER (alternate adult, of
course) on South San Diego Bay, slightly surprisingly only the second
spring record ever for the county. In other recent coastal news, 3
Cattle Egrets remained in the Tijuana River Valley through 5 May, and
there was a Gray Flycatcher hanging around on Mount Soledad on 2-3 May.
Still a few Red-breasted Nuthatches hanging around, mostly on Point
Loma. The dominant passerine migrants the past few days have been Yellow
and Wilson's Warblers, Warbling Vireos, and Western Tanagers, with also
fair numbers of Townsend's Warblers.

For those venturing up the mountains for Whip-looking, or other reasons,
there were still a few scattered Red Crossbills seen or heard yesterday
(5th) at several sites along Sunshine Highway, including Mile 19, the
top end of kitchen Creek Road, and the wooded Hill area. The breeding
site for Purple Martins north of Mount Laguna had 8 birds (5 males, 3
females) yesterday. It is just a half mile north of the turnoff for Pine
Creek Road (the Whip spot), on the west side of Sunshine Hwy is a wooded
platform with currently blank information signs. The birds come and go,
off an on, during the day, overhead and anywhere in the sky, and there
appears to be at least one pair investigating a cavity in a large dead
pine well to the west.

--Paul Lehman, San Diego



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Date: 5/6/20 12:43 pm
From: Caron Andregg <caron...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Northern Parula in Hillcrest
Early Wednesday morning I had a surprise Northern Parula--blue head, white eye ring, and bright yellow throat over a very white body-- near Brookes and Herbert in residential Hillcrest. The bird was moving around near the top of a large leafed tree on the Brookes side of the corner lot. Normally, I'd say take care if you want to chase and don't bother the residents; however, this home seems to be for rent and vacant, so use your own judgment. The area is just to the east of Marston Canyon, so the bird could be moving between the canyon and the neighborhood. I never have pictures, but a longer, more detailed description is in my eBird report: https://ebird.org/checklist/S68506825.

Caron Andregg
Hillcrest

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Date: 5/6/20 8:35 am
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mexican Whip-poor-will, 5 May 2020
(If you plan on trying tonight, let me know, as other folks are looking to
go in a small group for safety reasons. Poor cell signal, rough trail, etc.)

A group of ~20 socially distant birders with faces covered had some success
last night (May 5) listening for the Mexican Whip-poor-will near the Noble
Canyon Trail on Pine Creek Road. As on 4 May, the bird apparently began
singing at 9pm, although given the distance from which we were able to
barely hear it, its possible it was singing earlier and we just couldn't
hear it (distance, creek and frog noise). It was not loud or nearby as it
was the previous night. By the end of the night it was below 50 degrees, so
dress appropriately.

We started out along the long driveway with permission from the homeowner
(again, do not go up the steep driveway towards the house), just before the
steep left hand turn. From there the bird was barely audible, singing its
"pur-purrr WHIP!" distantly to the south - note a few folks were unable to
hear it, unfortunately. A small group walked back to the main road then
down the Noble Canyon Trail about a half mile, where they were able to hear
it better but not see it, and noted that the trail is "not for the faint of
heart," featuring some loose rock and a few switchbacks all in the dark
(solo travel not advised). A report from early yesterday (04:20 am)
indicated the bird was audible from Pine Creek Road near the trail head. So
it seems to move around some and may be difficult to pinpoint.

Cell signal is very poor - some folks had no signal, I could occasionally
get one bar.

My email from yesterday is repeated below:

***If you intend to go look/listen for this bird, please adhere to the
following directions***

1. First and foremost, *please wear a facial covering and maintain 6 feet
of distance from one another. *
2. Adventure Pass necessary for parking. Do not park on the side of the
paved road or block the driveway (parking directions below).
3. Do not approach the house beyond directions below.
4. The bird sings without the need for playback. Consider, like
photographers, some folks may be recordists, so be mindful of chit-chat and
foot shuffling.
5. Realize that a) this bird may be gone, and b) if audible may not be
visible or possible to photograph!

As many of you may have received an alert from eBird (or a word-of-mouth
message), a *MEXICAN WHIP-POOR-WILL* was heard and recorded singing its
distinctive "purple-whip" song last night on private property in the Laguna
Mountains near the Noble Canyon trail, about 1.9 miles southwest of Sunrise
Highway on *Pine Creek Road*. I spoke with the observer today to get access
permission and details. The observer heard it from his house and believes
it was sitting in his driveway within private property. Access to the house
from Pine Creek Road is via an unpaved forest service that runs south off
the paved road and becomes a driveway and private property. A locked gate
is at the Pine Creek Road end of this driveway. Pedestrian traffic is
permissible on this service road but DO NOT APPROACH THE HOUSE beyond the
property line, where the address is marked on a tree at a sharp left (east)
turn up a steep hill, about 0.25 mi up the driveway from the paved road.
This is roughly where the bird was believed to be last night but it could
be anywhere. *If you reach a water tank you've walked too far.*

Parking: do not park on the side of Pine Creek Road or block his
gate/driveway, which is at 1.9 miles (32.898575, -116.480281) from Sunrise
Highway.
There are two parking pullouts for multiple cars on Pine Creek Road west
of his driveway/gate:

the closest is at 32.896, -116.483, 0.2 mi west of the forest service road
gate
another is at 32.897, -116.485, an additional 0.1 mi west of the first
parking spot

In short, it may require about a 1 mile roundtrip walk much of which is a
moderately steep hill.

Sunset is at 730pm and the bird seems to begin singing at 9pm, although it
may begin earlier and just be out of earshot.

Again, please act safely and consider others! Absolutely do not go beyond
the sharp (90degree) left turn in the driveway that approaches the house,
and if you go down the trail, I would absolutely make sure you're with
someone else.

Cheers,

Justyn Stahl
North Park

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Date: 5/5/20 1:26 pm
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Mexican Whip-poor-will, 4 May 2020, and instructions for searching
***If you intend to go look/listen for the bird tonight or in the future,
you must absolutely adhere to the following directions***

1. First and foremost, *please wear a facial covering and maintain 6 feet
of distance from one another. *
2. Adventure Pass necessary for parking. Do not park on the side of the
paved road or block the driveway (parking directions below).
3. Do not approach the house beyond directions below or tomorrow until
additional permission is granted.
4. Do not go rogue and use playback, this will be discussed on-site. Also
consider, like photographers, some folks may be recordists, so be mindful
of chit-chat and foot shuffling.
5. Realize that a) this bird may be gone, and b) if audible may not be
visible or possible to photograph!

As many of you may have received an alert from eBird (or a word-of-mouth
message), a *MEXICAN WHIP-POOR-WILL* was heard and recorded singing its
distinctive "purple-whip" song last night on private property in the Laguna
Mountains near the Noble Canyon trail, about 1.9 miles southwest of Sunrise
Highway on *Pine Creek Road*. I spoke with the observer today to get access
permission and details. The observer heard it from his house and believes
it was sitting in his driveway within private property. Access to the house
from Pine Creek Road is via an unpaved forest service that runs south off
the paved road and becomes a driveway and private property. A locked gate
is at the Pine Creek Road end of this driveway. Pedestrian traffic is
permissible on this service road but DO NOT APPROACH THE HOUSE beyond the
property line, where the address is marked on a tree at a sharp left (east)
turn up a steep hill, about 0.25 mi up the driveway from the paved road.
This is roughly where the bird was believed to be last night but it could
be anywhere. *If you reach a water tank you've walked too far.*

Parking: do not park on the side of Pine Creek Road or block his
gate/driveway, which is at 1.9 miles (32.898575, -116.480281) from Sunrise
Highway.
There are two parking pullouts for multiple cars on Pine Creek Road west
of his driveway/gate:

the closest is at 32.896, -116.483, 0.2 mi west of the forest service road
gate
another is at 32.897, -116.485, an additional 0.1 mi west of the first
parking spot

In short, it may require about a 1 mile roundtrip walk.

Sunset is at 730pm and the bird may begin calling at 745pm or 8pm or...?,
the observer first noticed it at 9pm in his driveway. Tape-playing will be
discussed on site, after a period of quiet listening. *We will assemble,
faces covered, socially distanced, at 730pm, on Pine Creek Road at the gate
marking the service road/driveway and first listen from there*. We *may*
then go up the driveway, judicially use playback to lure the bird in for a
look, and try to spotlight it. This will be played by ear as the evening
develops.

Following tonight's concerted attempt, an update will be posted on success
and future and/or modified logistical/access issues. If the driveway is no
longer available (understandably), Noble Canyon Trail also allows close
approach to where the bird was.

Again, please act safely and consider others! Absolutely do not go beyond
the sharp (90degree) left turn in the driveway that approaches the house.

Out of curiosity as to a possible head count, if you wouldn't mind, shoot
me a note if you plan on coming tonight. Ditto if any of the above is
unclear.

Cheers,


Justyn Stahl
North Park

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Date: 5/4/20 2:15 pm
From: W Terry Hunefeld <thunefeld...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Openings and closures
Nancy

Thank you for that phenomenal report! I received a warning ticket last
week for parking alongside the road when red tail roost was closed. Good to
know it’s open again…

William Terry Hunefeld
Borrego Springs California.

On Mon, May 4, 2020 at 1:40 PM Nancy Christensen <
<nancy.r.christensen...> wrote:

> Russ and I did a drive this weekend. I was HOPING Agua Caliente County
> Park would be open. Alas, it is NOT. The entire access road is blocked off.
>
>
> **Anza-Borrego State Park is still essentially closed – all trailheads and
> parking areas are blocked off.
>
>
>
> In the Lagunas – a few spots are beginning to open up.
>
> **Gate to Desert View Rd (where the Dusky Flycatchers have been found) is
> now open – road may need a 4WD. The nearby parking are, RedTail Roost, is
> OPEN for parking so you can walk in.
>
> **Wooded Hills Rd is CLOSED (Agua Dulce Trailhead). Nearby parking at
> Morris Ranch RD is OPEN. However, on the weekend there were many many
> mountain bikers who came up and used that parking. Go early if you plan to
> visit.
>
> ** Mile 19 was marked CLOSED, but many people were parking there anyway.
> Be warned, tickets were being issued.
>
> **Desert View Picnic area CLOSED.
>
> **Visitor Center CLOSED. A group of motorcycles broke down the barrier to
> go in, however, I believe the bathrooms were locked.
>
> **Pioneer Mail Picnic area – CLOSED.
>
> **Filaree Flats Rd (Pine Creek Rd) – gate is OPEN. I went in and birded a
> bit. There were large dump trucks coming and going, so I assume road work
> is happening somewhere.
>
> **Fire Pullout – has never been closed. A few Purple Martins were flying
> around.
>
> **Some other trail heads are open, some are closed. Seemed pretty random
> to me.
>
>
>
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>
>
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> Nancy Christensen
>
> Ramona
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>
> --
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Date: 5/4/20 1:40 pm
From: Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Openings and closures
Russ and I did a drive this weekend. I was HOPING Agua Caliente County Park
would be open. Alas, it is NOT. The entire access road is blocked off.

**Anza-Borrego State Park is still essentially closed - all trailheads and
parking areas are blocked off.



In the Lagunas - a few spots are beginning to open up.

**Gate to Desert View Rd (where the Dusky Flycatchers have been found) is
now open - road may need a 4WD. The nearby parking are, RedTail Roost, is
OPEN for parking so you can walk in.

**Wooded Hills Rd is CLOSED (Agua Dulce Trailhead). Nearby parking at Morris
Ranch RD is OPEN. However, on the weekend there were many many mountain
bikers who came up and used that parking. Go early if you plan to visit.

** Mile 19 was marked CLOSED, but many people were parking there anyway. Be
warned, tickets were being issued.

**Desert View Picnic area CLOSED.

**Visitor Center CLOSED. A group of motorcycles broke down the barrier to go
in, however, I believe the bathrooms were locked.

**Pioneer Mail Picnic area - CLOSED.

**Filaree Flats Rd (Pine Creek Rd) - gate is OPEN. I went in and birded a
bit. There were large dump trucks coming and going, so I assume road work is
happening somewhere.

**Fire Pullout - has never been closed. A few Purple Martins were flying
around.

**Some other trail heads are open, some are closed. Seemed pretty random to
me.







Nancy Christensen

Ramona




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Date: 5/4/20 12:27 pm
From: Tito Gonzalez <txsandpiper...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Bank Swallow ; Carlsbad Flyover 4 MAY 2020
I had a flyover of apparent BANK SWALLOW this morning around 10 AM in
residential South Carlsbad. Although it was moving north fairly quickly, I
was able to manage a few documentation photos.



https://ebird.org/checklist/S68395734



Tito Gonzalez

Carlsbad, CA


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Date: 5/3/20 4:41 pm
From: Gary Nunn <garybnunn...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Pacific Beach – photos Broad-winged Hawk, 03 May 2020
I posted some photos of the immature light-morph BROAD-WINGED HAWK at the
eBird link below. Seen about 8:15 AM. I had been sitting on my deck
drinking coffee and looking for possibly an early swift or some interesting
hawk to go by. My attention was drawn to this small Buteo because it
appeared in an area which the local Red-shouldered Hawks almost never
venture, I believe possibly due to the nearby nesting Red-tails.

It appeared suddenly just west of my position, flapping around in
tight circles gaining elevation. So low in fact that several Anna's
Hummingbirds shot up in the air to mob it as it circled. Once it gained a
bit of elevation then flew almost straight at me and overhead -- see
photos! Last seen circling high and drifting north.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S68353266

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Pacific Beach

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Date: 5/3/20 12:30 pm
From: Andrew N <dingomaster...>
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Indigo Bunting at Bird and Butterfly Garden
Correction, there are two singing male Indigo Buntings  here, just got sight on both.

Andrew Newmark
Hillcrest, CA

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Date: 5/3/20 12:22 pm
From: Andrew N <dingomaster...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Indigo Bunting at Bird and Butterfly Garden
Hello all! I know there were a couple ebird reports of a possible Indigo Bunting at the Bird and Butterfly Garden but I can now confirm. Followed its song and just got photos of it. It was in the main garden area but flew towards the horse trailer parking area. No sign of a female, if this is the returning one from last year.

Andrew Newmark
Hillcrest, CA

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Date: 5/3/20 8:16 am
From: Gary Nunn <garybnunn...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Pacific Beach – Broad-winged Hawk, 03 May 2020 8:15 am
Broad-winged Hawk currently circling over north Pacific Beach, Alta La
Jolla Canyon area, this is slightly west and north of Kate Sessions Park.
Could be headed uphill towards antennas or Mt. Soledad. Time is 8:15 am.
First seen very low, roosted here? But then circled higher and is basically
drifting north.

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Date: 5/1/20 3:46 pm
From: <lehman.paul...> via groups.io <lehman.paul=<verizon.net...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] migrant Northern Waterthrush
There was a migrant Northern Waterthrush this morning, May 1st, in the
line of willows on the west side of the Tijuana estuary visitor center
property in Imperial Beach. It was 1 of a whopping total of 3 migrants I
saw in the TRV area today..... Also 1 continuing Cattle Egret (now quite
rare along the coast) at the Sunset ballfields. Still 410 Red Knots at
the saltworks, many looking quite spiffy right now.

Alex A.'s Red-eyed Vireo this morning must certainly be the
earliest-ever documented record for the state. The next earliest record
for San Diego is 14 May (2009), and this species normally isn't seen
until late May and June. Clearly there were more migrants today in the
Point Loma area than in the South Bay, but when I arrived at the former
later in the morning, many of them had evaporated. My best bird there
was only an Olive-sided Flycatcher.

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Date: 5/1/20 2:25 pm
From: Nancy Christensen <nancy.r.christensen...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Brown-crested flycatchers
I made a brief stop east of Scissors Crossing this morning. A pair of Brown-crested flycatchers were actively chasing around and calling in the same area a pair nested in 2019. Specifically, that is Hwy 78 along San Felipe Creek, in the area of the large sign that says “Welcome to Anza-Borrego”.

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Date: 5/1/20 11:44 am
From: Tuck Russell <tuckrus...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Indigo Bunting still in Marston Canyon
Photos show an all blue male, so likely not a hybrid with Lazuli.  In the same silk oaks in the NW section of the canyon.  It only stayed in view for 15 seconds before flying north.  Seen with Nathan French, who also has photos.

Checklist: 05/01/2020 Marston Canyon ( https://ebird.org/checklist/S68197321 )

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Hillcrest

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Date: 5/1/20 11:37 am
From: David Povey <poveydw747...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Yellow-cr. Night -Heron Mission Bay
The adult Yellow-crowned Night-Heron remains on the rip rap in the
southeast corner of Quivira Basin, Mission Bay.
Reported with photo to me by John Yamate at Seaforth Landing today.
This is likely the same bird, in the same area as the one seen during the
2020 SDAS Bird Festival Feb. 26th. to Mar. 1st.
Dave Povey
Dulzura

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Date: 5/1/20 11:34 am
From: Alex Abela via groups.io <thebuzz90=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] RED-EYED VIREO, Summer Tanager - PLNU
Early this morning I had a quick look (and managed a few poor photos) of a RED-EYED VIREO at Point Loma Nazarene University.  The vireo was at the south end of the small concrete culvert that runs along the east edge of campus between DuPont and Garden streets.  Near the alumni house at the north end of campus it was fairly birdy; lots of Townsend's and few Hermit Warblers, as well as a SUMMER TANAGER and a Townsend's x Hermit hybrid.  
Alex Abela

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Date: 4/30/20 1:18 pm
From: Eve Martin <eve...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at Twin Trails Park
The SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER that has been coming to Twin Trails Park in Penasquitos since at least 2016 was seen again yesterday/Wednesday at the park.  She successfully fledged three hybrid Western Kingbird offspring in 2016, two offspring were reported in 2017, and although seen occupying nests in 2018 and 2019 there were never any offspring seen.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S68076476

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Eve Martin
Del Mar, California

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Date: 4/29/20 3:46 pm
From: Nathan French <nathanfrenchphotography...>
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Indigo Bunting continues at Marston Canyon

Just after 3:30pm I had another couple looks at the male INBU. It dove into a neighboring yard roughly here (32.7435526, -117.1549302) but as I type this I can still hear it making its buzzy flight call.


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