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Vermilion flycatcher

Jim Roberts GMAIL
 

Yesterday (10/20/19) at 5 PM, I went to the Nobel Athletic Field/library complex to look for the reported Palm warbler.

I found and photographed what appeared to be a first fall female VERMILION FLYCATCHER.  It was in the same

Area previously reported, northern-most corner of the un-mowed field bounded by a temporary chain-link fence.

 

                                                       Jim Roberts

                                                        University City


Palm Warbler still present

Andrew N
 

At 3:50pm the Palm Warbler at Rosecrans is still present. I originally found it in the dip with a flock of YRWA, however, a RTHA and a SSHA flushed the flock several times and they constantly moved and split into smaller groups so I had difficulty relocating the Palm. The YRWA flock is a good 40 birds strong. Last seen at 32.685561,-117.245704

Andrew Newmark
Hillcrest, San Diego


Re: Longspur AWOL

Kerry Ross
 

Birders,
  Rachel and I did NOT re-find the longspur between 1230-1330 today.

Keers (as the MAMU says)

Kerry Ross
Bay Park


On Mon, Oct 21, 2019 at 12:15 PM lehman.paul@... via Groups.Io <lehman.paul=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

Posting positive news about good quality rarities that a bunch of people are likely to wish to chase of course is good to do, but it is also helpful to post negative news, especially the first negative report after much searching so that people can judge whether to invest the time and gas in a chase or not. In the case of this Chestnut collared Longspur, it should be said that a number of birders spent two hours looking for it with no luck. So it might have flown the coop or it is just being very difficult to refind and it certainly did not stick in that one area, at least during some long periods of time. Most longspurs at fiesta island do stay for one or more days, although there are a few exceptions, so hopefully this bird will return at some point to some part of the dog run but it is awol for the past 2 hours or more.

Paul Lehman, San Diego

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Re: Magnolia Warbler - No (Sunday 10/20/19 5PM) - Chula Vista Bayside Park G St.

dan jehl
 

The magnolia warbler continues today October 21, 2019, at 2:45 in the same paperbark trees just to the north west of the restroom at G St marina park. 

Dan Jehl 
San Diego 


On Oct 21, 2019, at 7:08 AM, lindsay willrick <Lwillrick@...> wrote:


Hello all,

I spent 1.5 hrs searching all of the paper bark tea-tree/punk trees (Melaleuca quinquenervia) around the southernmost bathroom structure to no avail Sunday evening (10/20/19). There were several yellow rumped warblers foraging in the trees and plenty of interesting invertebrates as the trees are in full flower. Several monarch butterflies stole the show. Surveying this park on a weekday morning would possibly be more fruitful, lots of large parties on weekends. 

Botanical aside, the paper bark tea-tree is in the Myrtle family, originating from the tropical and warm-temperate regions of the world. 

Lindsay Willrick
Golden Hill, San Diego, CA


Point Loma Blackburnian Warbler Continues

Nathan French
 

Nancy and Janice were already on the bird when I arrived just before noon. Yellow head and breast, dark cap and cheek patch, pale belly with streaked flanks, white outer tail feathers. Sallying and very active in trees on both sides of the street near (32.7423341, -117.2319072)


Nathan French
Hillcrest 


Longspur AWOL

lehman.paul@verizon.net
 

Posting positive news about good quality rarities that a bunch of people are likely to wish to chase of course is good to do, but it is also helpful to post negative news, especially the first negative report after much searching so that people can judge whether to invest the time and gas in a chase or not. In the case of this Chestnut collared Longspur, it should be said that a number of birders spent two hours looking for it with no luck. So it might have flown the coop or it is just being very difficult to refind and it certainly did not stick in that one area, at least during some long periods of time. Most longspurs at fiesta island do stay for one or more days, although there are a few exceptions, so hopefully this bird will return at some point to some part of the dog run but it is awol for the past 2 hours or more.

Paul Lehman, San Diego

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Fiesta Island -- Chestnut-collared Longspur coordinates, 21 Oct 2019

Gary Nunn
 

Several people asked me about the exact GPS coordinates of the Chestnut-collared Longspur seen this morning in the Dog Park on Fiesta Island.  It is pretty wide open out there so I hope this helps.  But I would encourage wandering around out there as much as possible.  Some great birds just drop in and can be found throughout the area.

Exact GPS coordinates 32.771444, -117.225546

It disappeared for an extended period of time but eventually came almost right back to the original location.

Some photos in my eBird checklist here https://ebird.org/checklist/S60822090 and it was seen right on the trail as well as creeping through mowed dead plant material.

--
Gary Nunn
Mobile: 650-305-0029


Blackburnian update

lehman.paul@verizon.net
 

The blackburnian warbler seems to love this one large very leafy alder tree at Sea Colony, as described in my previous email. It has briefly flown to nearby trees but it always comes back to this alder, so hopefully it will continue doing this for quite some time, though it is hardly the sort of situation one wants to wait a long time to chase in case it decides to change trees. If it does change trees heaven knows where it could go. It is quite photogenic.

Paul Lehman

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Blackburnian warbler

lehman.paul@verizon.net
 

I am currently looking at a blackburnian warbler in an alder tree bordering the Sea colony apartments which is at the corner of Voltaire and Sea colony which is just east of Catalina.it's the first alder tree that with heavy leaf growth on Sea colony just 50 feet from Voltaire. Near the corner of silvergate and Charles in residential Point Loma there was a female black and white warbler and an adult male hooded Oriole which is late and therefore possibly wintering locally, also a couple Western tanagers but no Scarlet.

Paul Lehman, San Diego

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Gilded Flicker

Edward Henry
 

Saturday morning Sunil Bhavsar and I found and photographed a Gilded Flicker near Los Huecos Road off the Sunrise Highway in the Lagunas. The link to the photo posted on Flickr is below.

https://flic.kr/p/2hyij57


Fiesta Island - Chestnut-collared Longspur, 21 Oct 2019

Gary Nunn
 

Nice cooperative Chestnut-collared Longspur, singleton so far, in southwest open barren zone of the fenced Dog Park.

8:10 am watching it with Jim Pawlicki.

Gary Nunn
Pacific Beach


Scarlet Tanager, good and very bad news

lehman.paul@verizon.net
 

At 7:10 a.m. this morning, Monday, I had a female Scarlet Tanager on the Point Loma Nazarene campus next to the two-story parking structure. Unfortunately, it was first flushed by pedestrians and then looked very unsettled and within less than a minute it had changed trees three times and then flew fairly high and last seen as a disappearing speck way to the east into residential Point Loma, seemingly even getting east of Catalina Boulevard, so therefore in the general area of the usual Silvergate neighborhood that birders visit a lot. It could have even gone beyond that. I have no idea. So it is a total needle in a haystack, but if anybody wants to walk those streets and give it a try... That is actually where I am heading right now so will obviously post any positive update.

Paul Lehman, San Diego

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Magnolia Warbler - No (Sunday 10/20/19 5PM) - Chula Vista Bayside Park G St.

lindsay willrick
 

Hello all,

I spent 1.5 hrs searching all of the paper bark tea-tree/punk trees (Melaleuca quinquenervia) around the southernmost bathroom structure to no avail Sunday evening (10/20/19). There were several yellow rumped warblers foraging in the trees and plenty of interesting invertebrates as the trees are in full flower. Several monarch butterflies stole the show. Surveying this park on a weekday morning would possibly be more fruitful, lots of large parties on weekends. 

Botanical aside, the paper bark tea-tree is in the Myrtle family, originating from the tropical and warm-temperate regions of the world. 

Lindsay Willrick
Golden Hill, San Diego, CA


listserv maintenance

Justyn Stahl
 

I'm not sure how this will impact mail delivery, but there is a note that groups.io will be down for a 2-hour maintenance beginning at 6pm tonight (21 October).

Justyn Stahl


10/20 Rose-breasted Grosbeak and possible Palm Warbler

Mark Stratton
 

Good morning.  Yesterday, 10/20, I took the dog on a long afternoon walk and had a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak near the Juniper Canyon Trail, near the intersection of Maple and Teresita in the South Park/North Park area.  When looking towards the canyon to see if I could re-find the bird, I had a bird on the ground that looked like a Palm Warbler but I did not have binos and can't be sure of that ID.
 
Mark Stratton
North Park


Cackling Goose

buck fairbanks
 

Howdy folks
The solitary Cackling Goose (minima?) continued today at the small pond adjacent to the #1 fairway at El Camino Country Club in Oceanside.
Michael Martin
Oceanside, CA


Re: Palm Warbler at Fort Rosecrans

Aaron Polichar
 

Forgot to mention, I also had a Red-breasted Nuthatch in the same general area, heard near the dip at the west fence and briefly seen flitting around in the pines, then heard again a little north of there.
--
Aaron Polichar
San Diego, CA


Palm Warbler at Fort Rosecrans

Aaron Polichar
 

Hello all,

I did some late afternoon birding at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, found a Palm Warbler (Western) among a group of Yellow-rumped Warblers, around 6PM today, Oct. 20 2019, near grave marker V-794, near the western fence, north of the dip.
--
Aaron Polichar
San Diego, CA


Re: Prairie Warbler Warbler: San Elijo Lagoon Nature Trail 20 OCT2019

Tito Gonzalez
 

Photos of apparent PRAIRIE WARBLER are in the following E-bird report. It is a drab first year type bird.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S60798413

The bird was observed around 9:05 AM near the sign the says "Water is Attractive" in the SE section of trail where the willow branches go over and across trail. People did show up and look for the bird. It was not seen after report to at least through 11:30 AM when I left. There is a lot of suitable/equivalent habitat around the trail and it could be moving around. It was loosely associated with a group of warblers including a Wilson's Warbler.

Approx. Location coordinates:
33.012407, -117.271612

Tito Gonzalez
Carlsbad, CA


bunch of miscellanea

lehman.paul@verizon.net
 

On Saturday the 19th at Nestor Community Park three birds might well be returning, wintering from last year: a WESTERN KINGBIRD at dawn in with the night-roosting flock of Cassin's Kingbirds, a SUMMER TANAGER, and a male Black-thr Gray Warbler (for 4th or 5th year). A male RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER (continues?) at the Bird & Butterfly Garden in the TRV. On Sunday the 20th, a check of Coronado and the edge of the NASNI golf course produced a TROPICAL KINGBIRD in with the flock of Cassin's, which could well be a returning wintering bird, a PLUMBEOUS VIREO, and a dull female BALTIMORE ORIOLE with a group of 3 Bullock's.

--Paul Lehman, San Diego

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