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Virginia’s Warbler

Stan Walens
 

Appeared in aforementioned Tree at 4:30 after 2 hours of nothing

Stan Walens, San Diego
Oct 10 2019, 4:30 pm


Re: No Gullstrand Virginia’s Warbler, 3:00

Tito Gonzalez
 

Bird was seen around 2:40 PM. It is likely still in the area. Location is very near someone's residence.

Tito Gonzalez
Carlsbad, CA


No Gullstrand Virginia’s Warbler, 3:00

Stan Walens
 

Looks like the bird moved on.
Lots of suitable trees but a hard area to scout out.

Stan Walens, San Diego
Oct 10, 2019; 3:00 pm


Re: Virginia's Warbler, University City, 10 Oct 2019

Jeffrey Miner
 

Apologies, the location link in the previous email is incorrect.  Here is the correct location for the VIWA.



Jeff
University City


On Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 1:05 PM Jeffrey Miner via Groups.Io <jnaminer=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
I can confirm the VIWA in the Tipu just east of the apartment behind the green fabric fence on gullstrand at 12:30 pm.

Here


Warbler with complete white eye ring, distinctly yellow undertail coverts, very faintly yellow breast spot.  Completely gray wings rules out Nashville and yellow rumped.  Bill seems relatively long, grey above and tan below.  Lores distinctly lighter than surrounding feathers.  Small tuft of white feathers protruding below wings on both sides.


Jeff Miner
University city.

On Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 11:28 AM Paul Chad via Groups.Io <paulchad4=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
A Virginia's Warbler was feeding in a ‘Tipu' tree at 10:00 this morning, at my senior apartment complex, Gullstrand south of Governor Dr.

It may be ‘chaseable’, just in case somebody is interested:  the tree is next to the east-most apt unit behind green fencing, in a dirt-lot east of Gullstrand.  A golf course is just east of this lot FYI.  Please don't park in the dirt-lot, please park along Gullstrand, and please be mindful of residents south of the lot (the apt units north, up the hill, from the lot are vacant and due to be demolished).

The yellow undertail coverts were the most strongly colored part of the bird, rest of underneath was white/pale, breast had little if any yellow.  Head grayish with white eye-ring.  Weak overall contrast between head, upper-parts, and underparts.  (Not right for Nashville)

Good birding,

Paul Chad




Re: Virginia's Warbler, University City, 10 Oct 2019

Jeffrey Miner
 

I can confirm the VIWA in the Tipu just east of the apartment behind the green fabric fence on gullstrand at 12:30 pm.

Here


Warbler with complete white eye ring, distinctly yellow undertail coverts, very faintly yellow breast spot.  Completely gray wings rules out Nashville and yellow rumped.  Bill seems relatively long, grey above and tan below.  Lores distinctly lighter than surrounding feathers.  Small tuft of white feathers protruding below wings on both sides.


Jeff Miner
University city.

On Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 11:28 AM Paul Chad via Groups.Io <paulchad4=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
A Virginia's Warbler was feeding in a ‘Tipu' tree at 10:00 this morning, at my senior apartment complex, Gullstrand south of Governor Dr.

It may be ‘chaseable’, just in case somebody is interested:  the tree is next to the east-most apt unit behind green fencing, in a dirt-lot east of Gullstrand.  A golf course is just east of this lot FYI.  Please don't park in the dirt-lot, please park along Gullstrand, and please be mindful of residents south of the lot (the apt units north, up the hill, from the lot are vacant and due to be demolished).

The yellow undertail coverts were the most strongly colored part of the bird, rest of underneath was white/pale, breast had little if any yellow.  Head grayish with white eye-ring.  Weak overall contrast between head, upper-parts, and underparts.  (Not right for Nashville)

Good birding,

Paul Chad




La Jolla Cove, Oct 10

Stan Walens
 

Spent 3 hours at the Cove this morning. Gorgeous light once the haze lifted.

Highlights were 7-10 parasitic jaegers and 2 pomarines.
4 common loons, 1 Pacific loon; and 2 _very_ early red-throated loons in alternate plumage.

Surf scoters and dabbling ducks, mostly pintails and wigeons.
5 small alcids not Cassin’s auklets but too far out to identify.

Stan Walens, San Diego
Oct 10, 2019, 1130 am


Virginia's Warbler, University City, 10 Oct 2019

Paul Chad
 

A Virginia's Warbler was feeding in a ‘Tipu' tree at 10:00 this morning, at my senior apartment complex, Gullstrand south of Governor Dr.

It may be ‘chaseable’, just in case somebody is interested: the tree is next to the east-most apt unit behind green fencing, in a dirt-lot east of Gullstrand. A golf course is just east of this lot FYI. Please don't park in the dirt-lot, please park along Gullstrand, and please be mindful of residents south of the lot (the apt units north, up the hill, from the lot are vacant and due to be demolished).

The yellow undertail coverts were the most strongly colored part of the bird, rest of underneath was white/pale, breast had little if any yellow. Head grayish with white eye-ring. Weak overall contrast between head, upper-parts, and underparts. (Not right for Nashville)

Good birding,

Paul Chad


Summer tanager at Buddy Todd Park

Paula Theobald
 

I spotted a Summer Tanager in Buddy Todd Park this morning in the Torrey pines near the basketball court. It flew into the thick pines and ficus trees to the west and I haven’t relocated it yet.

Paula Theobald
Oceanside


next san elijo monthly bird count monday 14 oct

Robert Patton
 

The next San Elijo monthly bird count will be Monday 14 October.  Counts are conducted by volunteers on the second Monday of each month, rain or shine.  Please spread the word or join us if you can (no RSVP required).  Meet at 7:30 am at the north end of Rios Ave in Solana Beach (north from Lomas Santa Fe Dr, west of I-5) to divide into groups to cover different subareas.  A compilation generally follows around noon at the nature center on Manchester Ave (bring your own lunch).

Thanks,
R. Patton
San Diego, CA


Broad-winged Hawk over Kearny Mesa 10/9

James Pawlicki <jmpawli10@...>
 

Just observed a light juvenile Broad-winged Hawk getting mobbed heavily by an AMCR over the Goodyear Tire shop at 8303 Clairemont Mesa Blvd in Kearny Mesa moments ago (1155). It was relatively low and trying to gain height before it glided off to the NE.



Jim Pawlicki
La Mesa


Sunday's Buena Vista Audubon pelagic is a go.

David Povey
 

Hello all,
I gather there has been a rumor that The Sunday pelagic might not go. I want to assure all that, although the sign up was very light, we are a go. Looks like about 28 passengers .
I've also had a few inquires about what we'll see....If I only knew that !
I do have some ideas from past years, and you can look at recent reports form Ventura, or Monterrey, etc. South Polar Skuas, Buller's Shearwaters, Flesh-footed Shearwater and more.
I saw a report yesterday of a pod of Killer Whales out of Oceanside headed south.
That stuff is out there. Will we see those or others? Every year is different, in fact every day is different. Likely we will may not get any of those, but as a mentor and friend Terry Hunefeld once said "you won't find out sitting on the couch at home". 
I know there is at least one surprise out there, maybe more.
The weather and seas forecast looks good
Come join us, and find out from the front row . 
Late sign up is $150. Call H & M Landing at 619 222-1144.

BTW, if there is a deserving student with time, desire to go, but no cash? I have donated two spaces for this trip. Please contact me offline line at poveydw747@... ( not the landing )
I'll take them in the order they're received here.

Dave Povey
Dulzura


Crown Point Dickcissel

Nathan French
 

Dickcissel continues at 9:45 (32.7860507, -117.2322251)

Nathan French
Hillcrest


Red breasted nuthatch in La Mesa

Kat Wendel
 

In oaks near playground at Highwood Park, still in tree at 425p. Will post on ebird soon
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Kat Wendel
in La Mesa


Possible Clay-colored Sparrow

Millie Basden
 

This morning around 9:45 a.m. at Crown Point in the grassy area between the 2 large parking lots where the Dickscissel has been seen, we saw a sparrow that we could not identify at the time (no scope with us unfortunately) and have just now reviewed the distant photos taken at the time. I believe the bird is a Clay-colored Sparrow and have indicated so on our eBird list, but of course I will not be surprised if I am told it is actually a Chipping Sparrow. In case it is a Clay-colored, wanted to let everyone know about it. 
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60462190
Millie and Peter
Tierrasanta


Borrego Springs Golf Course Closes

Robert Theriault
 

The Borrego Springs Resort & Country Club has closed its golf course and let the maintenance staff go. Apparently it supplies water to the Club Circle course and pond, and that looks to be in jeopardy as well. There are some details in the latest issue of the Borrego Sun. 

Bob Theriault, Borrego Springs 


Zone-tail Hawks

Nancy Christensen
 

Kerry Ross and Barbara Carlson have recent sightings of Zone-tail hawks – at Lake Henshaw and Safari Park. Today I went and got some photos from the parking lot at Safari Park. I noticed that the bird I saw had a finely barred tail. Kerry also mentioned the barred tail. Barbara photographed a ZTHA with one wide white band and a wide dark terminal band – definitely not the same bird I had. I also wondered today if I was seeing two hawks, both very similar. But one had a very bulging crop, and the photos I posted don’t show that. The bird I posted (best pics I took), has a few white body feathers. I did have some frames that showed some white feathers on the nape of the neck. I did not get enough to tell if it was definitely 2 different birds. So, at least 2 ZTHA at the Safari Park, possibly 3.

 

Around 3 pm the hawk showed up soaring over the parking lot (which makes a nice thermal), coming and going several times over a 45 minute period.

 

Nancy Christensen

Ramona

 


Dickcissel present 5:30 pm

Stan Walens
 

The Crown Point dickcissel is in the same area as seen this morning in a small group of savannah sparrows.

Stan Walens, San Diego
Oct 8, 2019, 5:30 pm


Dickcissel, Crown Point (7 Oct)

Justyn Stahl
 

Between the two largest parking lots, with Savannah Sparrows. 32.785,-117.232

This is the area where a Bobolink was a year or two ago. No sign of the Painted Redstart that has wintered here previously.

Justyn Stahl


Summer Tanager at San Elijo Lagoon 10/6

Steve Perry
 

Yesterday both Jayne Lesley and I saw and heard a female summer tanager in the eucalyptus about 200 feet in from La Orilla
 trailhead. I saw it at around 3.45pm and Jayne saw it later that same afternoon. Large pale bill on a green-yellow thrush sized bird, making repeated perchucking and chattering calls. I got a poor video recording of the call which I will add to eBird if I can figure out how to extract sound from a video (tips welcome). It also responded to playback of chattering from the Sibley app

Steve Perry

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Steve Perry
Solana Beach, CA


3 pectoral sandpipers at Dust Devil Trail pond 10.30 am

Steve Perry
 

Viewing one now. Immature peregrine flushed them but 1 has returned to the pond. Hope the others are not gone for good. Mid sized sandpiper with yellowish legs, brown mottled back and fine streaking on neck and chest ending sharply at white belly. Like a large least sandpiper. Body was longish in appearance and a bit larger than the red necked phalaropes it was feeding near. Bill appears black at tip and lighter (brownish or reddish?) at base. Whitish supercilium.  
Steve Perry 
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Steve Perry
Solana Beach, CA

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