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Blackburnian Warbler at Palomar Mountain

Eve Martin
 

Hello!  Adding to the glut of BLACKBURNIAN WARBLERS  (is three a glut?) I think we had one at the Silvercrest Picnic Area in Palomar Mountain State Park this morning/Tuesday.  It was mostly foraging in the lower canopy of the cedar trees just left of the restrooms.

There are more details and some ID photos in the eBird list here:

https://ebird.org/checklist/S94983168

~Eve
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Eve Martin
Del Mar, California


Bay-breast/Blackpoll follies redux

lehman.paul@verizon.net
 

Well, it certainly is interesting how varying photos can show very different appearances of presumably the same bird. Andrew Newmark's back of camera picture in his eBird report shows a bird with dingy gray-olive flanks and blurry streaking all the way across the breast and not much color in the head, all suggesting Blackpoll. The fact that the legs and top of the feet are dark does not eliminate all Blackpolls, because some birds in fall have pale only on the soles of the feet, which you can't see in this one photo. However, more recently, the Loefkes have posted additional photos with their e-bird report and while a few of these photos still make the bird look like a blackpoll, especially the left side of the bird that shows damaged feathers on the side of the neck, several of the other photos look like a good Bay-breasted. Those other photos show a buff wash on the flanks, not gray-olive, as well as cleaner underparts lacking much yellow compared to other photos, barely some dull blurry streaks on the side of the breast, and a yellow cowl look on the back of the head, all of which are looking good for Bay- breasted. All a wonderful lesson in the incredible variation one can see in photos from frame to frame depending on lighting and camera settings and reflection off foliage. Hopefully a few more folks will post their photos by the end of the day.

Paul Lehman, San Diego


Bay-breast = Blackpoll

lehman.paul@verizon.net
 

The Doyle Park warbler has gone AWOL since about 10:00 a.m. this morning and several of us have been wandering around for several hours with no luck. The first few photos taken of the bird were not good enough to say anything conclusive, but now Andrew Newmark has posted a much better photo with his e-bird list from earlier today and the bird in that photo looks like a Blackpoll warbler, not a Bay-breasted. So is the Bay breast really a Blackpoll, or are there by chance two birds present, which seems unlikely, although never say never.


Re: Bay-breasted continues

Alison Hiers
 

We were there from about 10:15 to 12:15 and did not find it.  Max, Nancy, Paul, Alex and Barbara also showed up and searched.  Max, Alex and Paul were still there when we left.

Alison Hiers
Carlsbad

On Sep 21, 2021, at 9:53 AM, Andrew N <floodshark@...> wrote:

Heading out but we last had it in the eucs behind the fence to the south east of the southeast backstop here: 32.8637145, -117.2182129. It was working them extensively, had multiple good open looks.

Andrew Newmark
Chula Vista, CA


Re: Bay-breasted continues

Andrew N
 

Heading out but we last had it in the eucs behind the fence to the south east of the southeast backstop here: 32.8637145, -117.2182129. It was working them extensively, had multiple good open looks.

Andrew Newmark
Chula Vista, CA


Re: Bay-breasted continues

Andrew N
 

The Bay-breasted is currently back in the pines behind the southeast backstop working through them amongst a group of bush tits.

Andrew Newmark
Chula Vista, CA


Bay-breasted continues

Aedyn Loefke
 

Has moved now, but is showing much better. In the trees on the northwest side of the park behind the bathroom building. 
Cooperating very well for photos right now. 


Canada Warbler still present

Tuck Russell
 

At previously reported location by bathrooms in PV County Park. 


Tuck Russell 
Hillcrest


Bay-breasted continues

Aedyn Loefke
 

The Bay-breasted-type Warbler continues now at Doyle Community park. In the same tree as described yesterday.

Is giving decent views in the furthest pine to the west behind the southeastern backstop.
Has been appearing in the pine briefly and then disappearing back into the eucalyptus on the other side of the fence, and has been repeating this pattern.

  --Aedyn & Trysten Loefke 
Valley Center 


Four Harris's Hawks and Jacumba.

lehman.paul@verizon.net
 

There is a group of four adult Harris's Hawks currently sitting in a dead cottonwood tree at the Northeast corner of residential Jacumba, Tuesday morning at 7:15 a.m. The intersection at the Northeast corner of town is Campo and Seeley, and the dead cottonwood tree is just immediately to the north-northeast of that intersection behind the houses. Obviously the birds could move around to other trees around the edge of town as they hunt.


Bay-breasted Warbler - Doyle Community Park

Jay Desgrosellier
 

At 6:15 pm (9/20) there is a Bay-breasted Warbler in the pines along the southern border of the park near the backstop of the SE ballfield (about where the vireo was last week). It seems to prefer the western most pine and the tree just to the west. Also uses the small trees on the other side of the fence. 

Expected Blackpolll, but no streaking on back, no dark line through eye, mostly whitish underparts with some bay color on flanks and prominent white wingbars on black wings. No eye arcs to suggest pine warbler. High, thin, tseet call note.

Good Birding!

Jay Desgrosellier
San Diego, CA


Blackpoll Warbler in my Yard

Andrew N
 

I looked out the sliding glass door and thought "hey, that's a weird Goldfinch." Dug the camera out of the ol' pelagic backpack and barely managed to get a couple shots as it was finishing up its bath, didn't even take the time to fix my settings :(
Anyway, I scoured the Pepper Trees out front and managed to find it again for a second but it took off.  I'll keep looking for it and if it ends up sticking around the next couple days I'll let everyone know, there are a lot of pepper trees in my area!

https://ebird.org/checklist/S94952433 for the sad photos I managed.

Andrew Newmark
Chula Vista, CA


Re: CANADA WARBLER Birds at Pine Valley County Park

Justyn Stahl
 

Jim Pawlicki reports the Canada Warbler is still present in pines and coast live oak near the restrooms at Pine Valley County Park as of 330pm. (32.8247047, -116.5305763)

Justyn Stahl 

On Mon, Sep 20, 2021 at 1:34 PM Jim Beckman <jbeckman@...> wrote:
Hi Everyone,

I just got this message @ 1pm from Norka Saldana:

I am at Pine Valley County Park and there are 3 rare birds here:

-Calliope Hummingbird-continuing, same area as reported yesterday
-Canada Warbler-between the tennis court and the baseball field
-Solitary Sandpiper-at the pond


Norka is not member of our group yet. She plans to join soon.

Thanks,
JIM BECKMAN










Clay-colored Sparrow

Mike Wittmer
 

Currently West of ball field 4 at nearby houses in the trees


Mile Wittmer
Escondido


Re: Pipit

Roger Uzun
 

It's an American pipit false alarm 


On Mon, Sep 20, 2021, 1:47 PM Roger Uzun <rogeruzun@...> wrote:
I think I'm on the red throated pipit by itself on the southernmost ball field at robb field


Red-throated Pipit

Roger Uzun
 

I think I'm on the Red-throated Pipit by itself on the southernmost ball field at robb field.

Roger Uzun


Birds at Pine Valley County Park

Jim Beckman
 

Hi Everyone,

I just got this message @ 1pm from Norka Saldana:

I am at Pine Valley County Park and there are 3 rare birds here:

-Calliope Hummingbird-continuing, same area as reported yesterday
-Canada Warbler-between the tennis court and the baseball field
-Solitary Sandpiper-at the pond


Norka is not member of our group yet. She plans to join soon.

Thanks,
JIM BECKMAN


Pacific Golden Plover and Little Stint.

Mike Wittmer
 

Scoped salt works sandbar off of the Bayshore Bike path at the viewing platform.  Both the Pacific Golden Plover and Little Stint were present about an hour ago.  Scope is definitely recommended but heat shimmer is getting worse


Mike Wittmer 
Escondido


Flycatcher ID

Catherine Zinsky
 

The general consensus is that the flycatcher I requested help identifying is an Ash-throated Flycatcher.
Thank you all for your input and encouragement!   

Wishing you all good birding,
Catherine

--
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Catherine


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Re: Robb Field, Ocean Beach -- Red-throated Pipit, 20 Sep 2021

Nancy Christensen
 

The pipit has not been refound as of noon.

Nancy Christensen
Ramona


A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
Chinese Proverb

On Sep 20, 2021, at 11:28 AM, Gary Nunn <garybnunn@...> wrote:


I heard from Jim Pawlicki that he found a RED-THROATED PIPIT at Robb Athletic Field in Ocean Beach.

The GPS coordinates of the pipit: 32.7534962, -117.2423219

Apparently with Horned Larks when first seen, the only pipit, but the Horned Larks took off and then returned, but currently no sign of the pipit back with them.

--
Gary Nunn
Pacific Beach

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