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Lucy's Warbler; La Costa 5 NOV 2016

Tito Gonzalez
 

I just observed and photographed a LUCY'S WARBLER at Stagecoach Park in La Costa (11:45 am, 5 NOV 2016). It was at edge of riparian area just behind restrooms in the lower (western) section of park. I will post photos later; just wanted to get word out in case someone wanted to chase it.

Tito Gonzalez
Carlsbad, CA

Re: Lucy's Warbler; La Costa 5 NOV 2016

Tito Gonzalez
 

Here is link to ebird report with photos of LUCY'S WARBLER that I reported earlier today.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32388169


Tito Gonzalez
Carlsbad, CA

Lucy's

Charles Jackson
 

No sign of Tito's Lucy's at Stagecoach from sunrise to 0830.


Charles

Lapland Longspur

Hal Benham
 

Found associating with horned larks at south end of dog run on Fiesta Island at 0930, Nov 6th.

new and old T.K.'s, new Black&white, wintering warblers

Paul Lehman
 

A new TROPICAL KINGBIRD today, Sunday, out in the middle of the Riverwalk golf course in Mission Valley, with a few Cassin's, as viewed with a scope from the clubhouse parking lot. And an old (continuing) TROPICAL KINGBIRD around the south side of Famosa Slough. Plus a new BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER in Pt Loma residential near the intersection of Silver Gate and Rosecroft.

Presumably returning wintering Black-thr Gray, Yellow, and Wilson's Warblers are fairly numerous over the past couple weeks at sites previously occupied in past winters:

Black-throated Gray (5+): Pantoja Park (downtown) (2), Coronado, near Famosa Slough (2)

Yellow Warbler (10+): Dairymart pond, Sunset X Hollister, Hollister X Coronado, Seaport Village, Liberty Station, Mission Valley (Hotel Circle), Mission Bay area (3), Del Mar (San Andreas St.)

Wilson's Warbler (1): Nestor Park

--Paul Lehman, San Diego

Harry Griffin Regional Park – Bay-breasted Warbler, Nov 06, 2016

Gary Nunn
 

This morning a BAY-BREASTED WARBLER was found by Jim Pawlicki at Harry Griffin Regional Park.

Report in eBird with photos here http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32407104

--
Gary Nunn
Pacific Beach

DESERT FIESTA AND DORM LODGING FOR BORREGO CBC

W Terry Hunefeld
 

Greetings Christmas Bird Counters


The annual Borrego Springs CBC is in the planning stages.  The date: Sunday, 18 December, the day following the San Diego CBC.  Borrego Springs is completely surrounded by mountains and 1000 square miles of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.  The air is fresh, the sunrises are magical.  We sure hope you can join us and treat yourself to a day or two away from the hustle-bustle of the coast. 


LODGING & FIESTA:  Many participants like to drive to Borrego the evening prior to the count so they are fresh and ready to go at sunrise of count day.  If that's you, you're invited to explore discount lodging at researcher prices AND join us for our evening pre-CBC DESERT FIESTA.


LODGING:  Economical "dormitory-style" lodging is available at the University of California, Irvine field research center the Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center (this is where we'll hold our post-count meeting on Sunday).  There 24 "dorm bunks" available for CBC participants for $15 for a bunk.   If you are interested, please email thunefeld@... and I will forward you information about how to register.


BORREGO CBC FIESTA :  If you plan drive from the coast and overnight, you're welcome to join us our annual Anza Borrego pre-CBC Fiesta to be held at my home in Borrego Springs on Saturday evening December 17, from 5:30 - 8:30 pm.  RSVP for the DESERT FIESTA by email to thunefeld@... and I'll email you directions. No problem if you'll arrive after 5:30... we'll save a glass of wine for you.  


JOIN THE COUNT:  If you have not already signed up for the count, please email our compiler/coordinator/big boss: Retired State Park Ranger Robert "Borrego Bob" Theriault at rtheriau@...


Hope to see you December 17 at my house!  


Terry Hunefeld 

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"The more clearly we can focus our attention on the 

wonders and realities of the universe about us,

the less taste we shall have for destruction."

-- Rachel Carson

 


Rose-breasted Grosbeak in Jacumba

Eric Kallen
 

Early this afternoon I found a juvenile male Rose-breasted Grosbeak at my feeders. I had a similar bird last month.


Eric Kallen

Jacumba

Scoter Push (11/6/16)

Jimmy McMorran
 

Hi Birders,
Considering recent sea watch reports from Point La Jolla and my own observations from North San Diego County locations, it has been rather bleak with species and diversity nearshore so far this season. A Common Murre last week offshore of San Elijo Lagoon, and 8 Red Phalaropes this morning (11/6) at Carlsbad Canyon (off Cannon Road) were the most noteworthy to me. While surfing at BeaconsBeach in Leucadia/Encinitas today (11/6) from 11:30-14:00, scoters were on the move with at least 2000-3000 headed south in that span of time. Only 2 Pacific Loons seen.
The scoter numbers were fun and is only what I saw since I really wasn't birding.

Good Birding,
Jimmy McMorran
Leucadia, Ca

SD River: sleeping Franklin's - 11/6/16

Steve Ritt
 

The Franklin's Gull was sleeping alone on the last grass patch at the west end of Quivira Way after dark tonight. Cat food. The Burrowing Owl continued on the south side of the river, east of the Sports Arena bridge. The "green-eyed Storm Wigeon" continued at Famosa Slough, and a returning Plumbeous Vireo and Black-and-white Warbler were on private property nearby.

On Friday, 10/28/16, there was a juvenile Williamson's and adult Red-naped Sapsucker by MM9 on Sunrise Highway. They were on the WNW side of the road, just south of the main parking/boardwalk/platform area, where a trail goes up the hill to some sort of building. I know Nancy McAllister eBirded this with details, but I don't know why it doesn't show up in a search. Another Red-naped Sapsucker was along Lebanon Road in Pine Valley.

Steve Ritt
San Diego, CA

Bay breasted warbler continues

lehman.paul@verizon.net
 

The Bay-breasted Warbler in Harry Griffen Regional Park in La Mesa continues on Monday morning. See yesterday's information. If you enter the park at the main entrance which is a block off Water Street, one goes to the far end of the park which is where the fenced dog run is located at the northeast corner. Between the parking lot there and the dog run is a lawn area with the bunch of eucalyptus trees and three alder trees on the lawn, 2 live alders with lots of leaves and one totally dead alder. The bird was initially feeding in the alders and the eucalyptus between them. The eucalyptus have some lerps on them which is likely the attraction in those trees. But after a while the bird flew southwest across the parking lot and into some pines and maples, so it does appear to be moving around a bit, although the alders and eucalyptus are likely its favorite spot.

Also this morning a Black-bellied plover, rare inland, continued at the upper end of Sweetwater Reservoir. Good numbers of birds on the reservoir but nothing else special. About 35 American white pelicans. One of the workers showed me a photo he took of an adult bald eagle there on the 9th of October. Perhaps the same bird back for its fourth year.

Paul Lehman, San Diego


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Re: Rose-breasted Grosbeak in Jacumba

Eric Kallen
 

The rose-breasted grosbeak continues in my yard today, 11-7-16.  Some closeup pics @ 


Eric Kallen
Jacumba


On Oct 18, 2016, at 12:16 PM, eric@... [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply@...> wrote:

 

A rose-breasted grosbeak has been pigging out at my feeder all morning. Sub-adult male 


Ill post pics later


Eric Kallen

Jacumba

Sora and Virginia Rail

Mike H Wittmer <mikewittmer0582@...>
 

Just left the bridge over the San Luis Rey River in Oceanside Harbor and there were two Soras and two Virginia Rail being very active and cooperative on the North East side of the bridge.

Franklin's Gull still at West Quivira Way

Tuck Russell
 

As of an hour or so ago.  Hanging with the lunch crowd at the picnic tables just shy of the jetty, though it didn't seem interested in anyone's food.  It wasn't there when I arrived, but flew in from the general direction of the bait barge, which might be another place to try for it.


Tuck Russell


San Diego

Re: Bay breasted warbler continues

Nancy Christensen
 

Bay-breasted warbler continuing Monday afternoon as described by Paul. great directions! Comes back repeatedly to the elm tree across the little gully by the dog run fence, as well as to the eucalyptus with the sapsucker wells all over it.

Nancy Christensen
Ramona


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

On Nov 7, 2016, at 8:59 AM, Paul Lehman lehman.paul@... [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply@...> wrote:

 

The Bay-breasted Warbler in Harry Griffen Regional Park in La Mesa continues on Monday morning. See yesterday's information. If you enter the park at the main entrance which is a block off Water Street, one goes to the far end of the park which is where the fenced dog run is located at the northeast corner. Between the parking lot there and the dog run is a lawn area with the bunch of eucalyptus trees and three alder trees on the lawn, 2 live alders with lots of leaves and one totally dead alder. The bird was initially feeding in the alders and the eucalyptus between them. The eucalyptus have some lerps on them which is likely the attraction in those trees. But after a while the bird flew southwest across the parking lot and into some pines and maples, so it does appear to be moving around a bit, although the alders and eucalyptus are likely its favorite spot.

Also this morning a Black-bellied plover, rare inland, continued at the upper end of Sweetwater Reservoir. Good numbers of birds on the reservoir but nothing else special. About 35 American white pelicans. One of the workers showed me a photo he took of an adult bald eagle there on the 9th of October. Perhaps the same bird back for its fourth year.

Paul Lehman, San Diego


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Bay-breasted Warbler still present

Catherine Zinsky
 

Swung by in the afternoon and followed Paul Lehman's EXCELLENT directions.  Thank you!  The warbler spent time flitting about in the Eucalyptus tree, often hidden in the foliage.  Did manage a few clear shots.  (Flicker below...)

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Hammonds Flycatcher

Nancy Christensen
 

Found the Hammonds Flycatcher this afternoon in Balboa Park on the lawn south of Marsten House. We first walked down the trail to the oak grove on the bridle path south of the footbridge over Hwy 163. There was a fellow down there smoking some funny stuff and doing a bit a raving, so I was not comfortable hanging around. My sister and I headed up the path and onto the lawn at the top of the finger canyon that has the oak grove. We were able to find the flycatcher working the fringes of the lawn in that area at about 2:00.

east side Balboa: Plumbeous, Black&white, 2 Summers

Paul Lehman
 

A morning check on Tuesday of several sites along the east edge of Balboa Park produced, from south to north:

Along 28th between Ash and Beech: 1 Plumbeous Vireo, 1 continuing, returning (for ca. 4th year) Black-and-white Warbler

Grape Street dog park: 1 female Summer Tanager, 1 female Bullock's Oriole

nr. Jacaranda Place X Jacaranda Drive: 1 female Summer Tanager


Concerning yesterday's post re: the La Mesa Bay-bresated Warbler, the "maple" trees across the parking lot are actually sweet gums. Most folks yesterday continued to see the bird in the alders and lerpy eucalyptus on the lawn, and there was also a Red-breasted Sapsucker in those same trees.

--Paul Lehman, San Diego

Eastern Phoebe in Jacumba

Eric Kallen
 

This morning, 11-8-16, I found an Eastern Phoebe near the eastern terminous of Seeley Ave. at the edge of the abandoned ag fields.  No pics.


Sorry about the bad link in yesterday's post.  No sign of the RB Grosbeak so far today.


Eric Kallen

Jacumba


Franklins gull

Nancy Christensen
 

While aboard the Privateer still tied to the dock at 10am the Franklin's gull circled the boat twice.
Nothing much to report on the ocean. A few Bonaparte gulls, a couple of flyby loons, small numbers of BV shearwaters.

Nancy Christensen
Ramona


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