Nestor Park still a hot spot Monday a.m.

phil Pryde

I birded Nestor Park from 7 to 9 Monday morning, and it was still “hot”.  The first good bird to appear was a brilliantly colored male Baltimore Oriole, which reappeared 2-3 times later on.  It stayed mainly in the sycamores past the south end of the parking lot. I was joined around 8 by Lisa Ruby and John Bruin, and Alan and Susan Bond.  John and Lisa quickly pointed out a Black-and-White Warbler in a sycamore just to the left of the entrance into the park.  The Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was not observed until just before 9, when it made several passes back and forth across Grove Ave. and then settled in at the top of a Sycamore near the entrance to the Park, near where the B&W Warbler had been foraging earlier.  Outstanding photo ops. John and Lisa said they had a brief look at the Tropical Kingbird (I was elsewhere at that moment).  Other birds of interest were a (maybe two) Townsend’s Warblers and a small flock of American Goldfinches. And of course all the usual suspects. The only no show (at least prior to my leaving) was the reported Summer Tanager. 
Phil Pryde 
San Diego  

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