Virginia's Warbler; Batiquitos Lagoon 30SEP2018 & Lake Henshaw update

Tito Gonzalez
 

I observed an apparent VIRGINIA’S WARBLER this morning (30SEP 2018) at Batiquitos’s Lagoon. Since the lagoon is large and the location description would be lengthy, I provide  the GPS coordinate (33.092265, -117.287055). The closest parking/entrance is near Golden Star Lane. It was in the lerpy Eucs between trail and golf course (west of tee box). I observed it between 9 and 9:45 AM. It and most of the other warblers disappeared around 10 AM. A report on ebird was submitted by Julian Jones for same species yesterday with location described as “Seen near culvert of stream past railing”. I’m not sure where this location is but it could be same bird, as it is highly unusual to get two reports of this species on consecutive days at the lagoon (or anywhere else in SD except for FRNC). Photos and description are in my ebird report:

 

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48849270

 

Separately, I visited Lake Henshaw yesterday (29SEP 2018). I observed a BAIRD’S SANDPIPER AND a PECTORAL SANDPIPER. In addition, I observed 59 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE on the backside (from road) of the lake. This is a very high count for this species in San Diego in recent times. Pictures are in my ebird report:

 

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48828395

 

Tito Gonzalez

Carlsbad, CA

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