Re: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Rancho Penasquitos - Yes
I tried for the bird this evening (July 29) between 4 and 5 pm and only got a brief glimpse of it (the STFL) when it flew up, did a kind of cartwheel and then disappeared in that little vegetated mini-canyon on the west side of the baseball diamond at Twin Trails Park (I did not see the young bird). there were dragonflies zipping around over the grassy athletic fields.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Seiurus Biological Consulting
Del Mar, CA
From: Eitan Altman eitanaltman@... [SanDiegoRegionBirding]
Sent: Fri, Jul 29, 2016 4:04 pm
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Rancho Penasquitos - Yes
Good work Bessie!!
The young bird looks like a juvenile Kingbird not a STFL.
Does this indicate a potential hybridization or just a really well developed maternal instinct on the part of the STFL??
For anyone else who goes, I popped by yesterday afternoon to try for the STFL and found an active Cassin's Kingbird nest that is easily visible. There is a large eucalyptus tree right near the corner of the sand volleyball pit and the fenceline. The nest is located about 30-40ft up in one of the large branches pointing in the direction of the volleyball pit. There are two juvenile CAKI sitting in the nest, and I observed both parents bringing food to the babies.
On Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 3:45 PM, Bessie Liu bessieyliu@... [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply@...> wrote: