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9 Cackling Geese, Summer Tanager

lehman.paul@verizon.net
 

On Sunday morning the 15th, a group of 9 CACKLING GEESE were in the lower Rose Creek area near the north end of Mission Bay--both in the creek and on nearby high-school ballfields. This may be the second-largest flock ever recorded in San Diego County (according to SD Atlas), unless a larger flock has been found in the past several years. They appeared to be Aleutian Cackling Geese. Also in the north Mission Bay area was a SUMMER TANAGER.

--Paul Lehman

Re: Orchard & Baltimore Orioles, T.K., Vermilion, B+w

Eric Kallen
 

This morning, early,  (10-15-17) the female vermilion fly and Baltimore oriole (Tesoro Grove)were easily found.  There is a soccer match going on at the south end of Nestor Park, so birding there is not going to happen.  The north part of Nestor Park held Black-throated Grays and Townsend's.

In Tesoro Grove a male American Redstart was flitting about the willow at the north end.  This area was very birdy with multiple Townsend's, Black-throated Gray, Audubon's and OC warblers.

The redstart is likely a returning bird.

Eric Kallen


On Oct 14, 2017, at 11:58 AM, Paul Lehman lehman.paul@... [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply@...> wrote:

 

On Saturday morning the 14th, Barbara Carlson and I birded a bunch of
spots between South San Diego down to Nestor.  The best new bird was a
female-type ORCHARD ORIOLE in Southcrest Community Park in South San
Diego. It was at the Newton Ave. entrance to the park in a couple
blooming bottlebrush bushes with a flock of House Sparrows. The bird is
barely larger than the sparrows. And at Nestor Community Park in Nestor,
a TROPICAL KINGBIRD (returning winter bird??) was on the fences at the
south end of the park bordering the large school ballfields, where also
the female VERMILION FLYCATCHER has returned for yet another
winter--probably at least 6 or 7 years now. And at the north end of the
park, the adult male BALTIMORE ORIOLE has returned for another winter
(year #3?), and the returning (4th year?), continuing adult female
BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continues.

--Paul Lehman

Tipu trees - redstarts

Charles Jackson
 

I made the same mistake last year with the Ramona Yellow-belliied Sapsucker. Someone named a tree where it was found and I kept on with that same name, and that confused follow-on birders who know their trees!

Yesterday I wrote that the PLNU redstarts were in a grove of “Chinese Elms,” but in fact those are Tipu Trees. Pardon.

Anyway, a neat grove between buildings about 50 yds west of SW corner of milt-level parking garage south of main entrance to campus. They are tall, and under there’s mulch to tread on. You can move all around under them.

Charles
Torrey Hills

N. Fulmar, Long-tailed Jaeger, interesting marine mammals.

David Povey
 

Four of us did a spin out of Mission Bay, Saturday. We found good numbers of birds mostly Black-vented Shearwaters, Red-

necked Phalaropes, Cassin's Auklets, and gulls, in the 5-10 mile area. Surprisingly no storm-petrels anywhere.

We found a light morph Northern Fulmar on the Thirty Mile Bank. Also had a single flight of three Common Loons there.

Best bird was a cooperative immature Long-tailed Jaeger in the border line area between L.A. and San Diego co. May have

been on the L.A. side by a little less than a mile.

Also notable was a Guadalupe Fur Seal over the San Diego Trough near the Thirty Mile Bank. We picked up on it by its flippers

held out of the water in kind of a modified " jug handle". Guadalupe Fur Seal are uncommon but regular out on the self edge,

but I've only seen one or two local waters over the years.

partial bird list;

Common Loon   3

Northern Fulmar   1

Pink-footed Shearwater     37

Sooty Shearwater    5

Black-vented Shearwater   1000+

Red-necked Phalarope   65

Pomarine Jaeger    4

Parasitic Jaeger     2

Long-tailed Jaeger    1

Cassin's Auklet   59

Heermann's Gull    2

Western Gull  175

California Gull   23

Herring Gull    3

Common Tern    12

 

Marine mammals;

Minke Whale    2

Common Dolphin    200-300

Bottle-nosed Dolphin (offshore)   10-12

( Short-finned Pilot Whale   40+ reported at 15 n.m. by San Diego Whale Watch both morning and afternoon trips. This  report seen

after our return to Mission Bay. They also reported and photographed a pod of Orcas earlier in the week. That pod being seen in

Orange co. since .

California Sea Lion   5

Guadalupe Fur Seal   1

Northern Elephant Seal  1

 

Dave Povey

Dulzura

 

p.s. Sunday Oct. 22, 2017 is the last Buena Vista Audubon and Grande Pelagic trip for the year. As of this morning 7 spaces were available.

call 619 223-1627.

 

Re: Both Redstarts and PLNU 10-14-17

Trent R. Stanley
 

Here's the pics I took:

Also, at least 3 Savannah Sparrows near the SE corner of Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.

On Sat, Oct 14, 2017 at 6:53 PM, eric@... [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply@...> wrote:
 

Trent Stanley & I birded Pt. Loma this morning.


At PLNU Trent found a Painted Restart, likely the bird seen on Thursday, and an American Redstart, perhaps the same bird seen two weeks ago nearby, perhaps not.


Also seen were Townsend's, Black-throated Gray,  OC,  Audubon's warblers and a Western Tanager.


The repectable birds were all found in the Tipitu Grove just west of the parking structure. 


Pics of the Redstarts at:  

Egk.smugmug.com/photography

The American Redstart is in the folder "October 2017,". The Painted has its own folder.


At the cemetery Trent found a Fox Sparrow in the SW corner, at the fence.


Eric Kallen

San Diego





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Both Redstarts and PLNU 10-14-17

Eric Kallen
 

Trent Stanley & I birded Pt. Loma this morning.


At PLNU Trent found a Painted Restart, likely the bird seen on Thursday, and an American Redstart, perhaps the same bird seen two weeks ago nearby, perhaps not.


Also seen were Townsend's, Black-throated Gray,  OC,  Audubon's warblers and a Western Tanager.


The repectable birds were all found in the Tipitu Grove just west of the parking structure. 


Pics of the Redstarts at:  

Egk.smugmug.com/photography

The American Redstart is in the folder "October 2017,". The Painted has its own folder.


At the cemetery Trent found a Fox Sparrow in the SW corner, at the fence.


Eric Kallen

San Diego


Orchard & Baltimore Orioles, T.K., Vermilion, B+w

lehman.paul@verizon.net
 

On Saturday morning the 14th, Barbara Carlson and I birded a bunch of spots between South San Diego down to Nestor.  The best new bird was a female-type ORCHARD ORIOLE in Southcrest Community Park in South San Diego. It was at the Newton Ave. entrance to the park in a couple blooming bottlebrush bushes with a flock of House Sparrows. The bird is barely larger than the sparrows. And at Nestor Community Park in Nestor, a TROPICAL KINGBIRD (returning winter bird??) was on the fences at the south end of the park bordering the large school ballfields, where also the female VERMILION FLYCATCHER has returned for yet another winter--probably at least 6 or 7 years now. And at the north end of the park, the adult male BALTIMORE ORIOLE has returned for another winter (year #3?), and the returning (4th year?), continuing adult female BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continues.

--Paul Lehman

FOS Butter-Butts

JackDaynes
 

I've not noticed any mention of YRWA's recently, so I thought I'd mention this observation.

I've been MacGyvering on a project in my driveway recently. For the past three days I've been hearing Yellow-Rumped Warblers and haven't taken the time or focus from my project long enough to look. This morning I caught a glimpse of a fairly bright male as it fluttered away.

Take care,

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Swamp Sparrow - Cottonwood Creek Park--upper

Gjon Hazard
 

Swamp Sparrow this morning (10/14) at subject location in Encinitas.

It was along the creek, between the footbridge and the pond, quite vocal early this morning. It then moved to the pond where it became more difficult to detect, mostly hanging out in the small patch of cattails by the fence/gate.

Also, the Black-and-white Warbler continues.

eBird list

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39916279


-Gjon

Inshore Pomarine

T Loefke <brackenbadger@...>
 

Birded PLNU this morning (Oct. 13th).
The only bird of note was an inshore dark-morph Pomarine Jeager. The bird was seen from the western edge of the campus where it over looks the ocean. The bird was following a small fishing boat out by the kelp beds.
Full description is posted on eBird.

Also of slightly less note was one "Myrtle" Warbler in with the other "Audubon's".

--Trysten Loefke
Valley Center

Re: Tri-colored Heron at San Diego River Estuary

Lisa Ruby
 

Just noticed my typo. The Tri-colored came closer to the north shoreline not the south. When we left a little after 2:00 it was still around, foraging in an area in front of some reeds maybe a third to halfway between the west end of Old Sea World Drive and the entry to Old Sea World Drive from Sea World Drive.

Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs

On 10/13/2017 1:20 PM, lruby1 lruby1@... [SanDiegoRegionBirding] wrote:
 

There is a Tri-colored Heron at the San Diego River Estuary across from Sea World. It started at the west end of Old Sea World Drive on the south shoreline. Then flew closer to south side, and now is making its way east. Tide is coming in. 

Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs



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Painted redstart PLNU

Nicole Desnoyers
 

This morning (10/13) I briefly observed a PAINTED REDSTART on the path along the east edge of Point Loma Nazarene University. The bird was in the tall trees about halfway between the gate at the end of Dupont St. and the parking structure to the north. It quickly vanished and was not relocated by myself or several other birders. We were also unable to find the prothonotary warbler from yesterday.

Nicole Desnoyers
San Clemente Island/North Park

Tri-colored Heron at San Diego River Estuary

Lisa Ruby
 

There is a Tri-colored Heron at the San Diego River Estuary across from Sea World. It started at the west end of Old Sea World Drive on the south shoreline. Then flew closer to south side, and now is making its way east. Tide is coming in. 

Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs
lruby1@... 



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Re: DUSKY WARBLER encinitas, Indian Head trail 12 oct

Justyn Stahl
 

I just spoke to Matt Sadowski who is with a small crowd searching for the bird, but it has not been seen since it was initially found.

Justyn Stahl
San Clemente Island

On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 1:19 PM, Terence Brashear birdnird@... [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply@...> wrote:
 

Any updates on this bird?

Terry Brashear
San Diego County, CA
http://www.naturepixels.com
birdnird AT yahoo.com


On Thursday, October 12, 2017, 10:58:04 AM PDT, seiurus seiurus@... [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply@...> wrote:


 

Gretchen Nell found and has video of what is a pretty good match for Dusky Warbler,including chip calls. Location along Indian Head trail about 200 yds or so south from trailhead at Saxony,in Encinitas. Sue smith, Del Mar



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Re: DUSKY WARBLER encinitas, Indian Head trail 12 oct

pnell@sbcglobal.net
 

Dear Group Members, 

I just got home and posted my photos and list on eBird.  I sincerely regret not being able to stay onsite this morning to help re-find it but I had another committment. I am very grateful to Sue Smith, who was in the Encinitas area, for coming over and staying to show others where it was seen and posting to SDRB.  I am sorry to hear it has not been re-found this afternoon.  The exact location is Indian Head Canyon on Quail Hollow Drive, just off of Saxony Rd.  It is an eBird hotspot.  The bird was foraging about 200 yards down from the main trailhead, on the west side trail that hugs the hillside and just before you get to a large stand of eucalyptus trees.  There is small group of flowering fennel on left side of trail. The bird was seen on both sides of trail.


Gretchen Nell
Leucadia


  

On Oct 12, 2017, at 2:15 PM, Susan Smith seiurus@... [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply@...> wrote:

As of a half an hour ago (1:45pm) The bird has not been seen since I last saw it at 11 am.  But people are still looking at the stake out place along Indianhead trail.  

Susan Smith
Seiurus Biological  Consulting
Del Mar, CA 




-----Original Message-----
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Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] DUSKY WARBLER encinitas, Indian Head trail 12 oct

 
Any updates on this bird?

Terry Brashear
San Diego County, CA
http://www.naturepixels.com
birdnird AT yahoo.com


On Thursday, October 12, 2017, 10:58:04 AM PDT, seiurus seiurus@... [SanDiegoRegionBirding] noreply@...> wrote:


 
Gretchen Nell found and has video of what is a pretty good match for Dusky Warbler,including chip calls. Location along Indian Head trail about 200 yds or so south from trailhead at Saxony,in Encinitas. Sue smith, Del Mar



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Re: DUSKY WARBLER encinitas, Indian Head trail 12 oct

Charles Jackson
 

Thanks for the update, Susan. A lot of us will be getting off work soon, and like me, they must be hungry for info, details.

Charles
Torrey Hills


On Oct 12, 2017, at 14:15, Susan Smith seiurus@... [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply@...> wrote:

 

As of a half an hour ago (1:45pm) The bird has not been seen since I last saw it at 11 am.  But people are still looking at the stake out place along Indianhead trail.  

Susan Smith
Seiurus Biological  Consulting
Del Mar, CA 




-----Original Message-----
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To: Sandiegoregionlistserve <sandiegoregionbirding@...>
Sent: Thu, Oct 12, 2017 1:27 pm
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] DUSKY WARBLER encinitas, Indian Head trail 12 oct

 
Any updates on this bird?

Terry Brashear
San Diego County, CA
http://www.naturepixels.com
birdnird AT yahoo.com


On Thursday, October 12, 2017, 10:58:04 AM PDT, seiurus seiurus@... [SanDiegoRegionBirding] noreply@...> wrote:


 
Gretchen Nell found and has video of what is a pretty good match for Dusky Warbler,including chip calls. Location along Indian Head trail about 200 yds or so south from trailhead at Saxony,in Encinitas. Sue smith, Del Mar



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Re: DUSKY WARBLER encinitas, Indian Head trail 12 oct

Susan Smith
 

As of a half an hour ago (1:45pm) The bird has not been seen since I last saw it at 11 am.  But people are still looking at the stake out place along Indianhead trail.  

Susan Smith
Seiurus Biological  Consulting
Del Mar, CA 




-----Original Message-----
From: Terence Brashear birdnird@... [SanDiegoRegionBirding]
To: Sandiegoregionlistserve
Sent: Thu, Oct 12, 2017 1:27 pm
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] DUSKY WARBLER encinitas, Indian Head trail 12 oct

 
Any updates on this bird?

Terry Brashear
San Diego County, CA
http://www.naturepixels.com
birdnird AT yahoo.com


On Thursday, October 12, 2017, 10:58:04 AM PDT, seiurus seiurus@... [SanDiegoRegionBirding] noreply@...> wrote:


 
Gretchen Nell found and has video of what is a pretty good match for Dusky Warbler,including chip calls. Location along Indian Head trail about 200 yds or so south from trailhead at Saxony,in Encinitas. Sue smith, Del Mar



Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE smartphone

Re: DUSKY WARBLER encinitas, Indian Head trail 12 oct

Terence Brashear
 

Any updates on this bird?

Terry Brashear
San Diego County, CA
http://www.naturepixels.com
birdnird AT yahoo.com


On Thursday, October 12, 2017, 10:58:04 AM PDT, seiurus seiurus@... [SanDiegoRegionBirding] wrote:


 

Gretchen Nell found and has video of what is a pretty good match for Dusky Warbler,including chip calls. Location along Indian Head trail about 200 yds or so south from trailhead at Saxony,in Encinitas. Sue smith, Del Mar



Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE smartphone

DUSKY WARBLER encinitas, Indian Head trail 12 oct

Susan Smith
 

Gretchen Nell found and has video of what is a pretty good match for Dusky Warbler,including chip calls. Location along Indian Head trail about 200 yds or so south from trailhead at Saxony,in Encinitas. Sue smith, Del Mar



Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE smartphone

Prothonatory Warbler at PLNU

Barbara
 

Found by Michael Hilchey in the trees just north of the main gate.

Barbara Carlson 
San Diego