Purple Finches and Nashville Warbler continue at San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA Dec 7

Susan Smith

Today,  on the monthly bird walk at the SD Botanic Garden, at least a dozen PURPLE FINCHES  were seen by most of the birders on the walk.  A few of these  were first seen at about 8 am feeding on lerpy eucs in a eucalyptus in the Seeds of Wonder area, and later, a dozen were seen feeding on seedpods in a Camptotheca tree at the eastern boundary of the Bamboo Garden, not far from the main parking lot (this tree is signed).   The continuing NASHVILLE WARBLER (looks to be a hatch year female), first spotted by Peter Ginsburg on November 2,  was also  seen by most of the group in the Tipuana tipu trees overhanging the Lawn House patio east of the Lawn area. Western Tanagers have been regularly seen in the garden in previous months and last week, but were not seen or heard today.   

Susan Smith
Seiurus Biological  Consulting
Del Mar, CA 

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