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Re: FRNC - lots interesting birds, Sep 24, 2018

Lisa Ruby
 

Hi,

I arrived at FRNC around 12:20 pm this afternoon and stayed until almost 5:00. It was still pretty birdy in the northeast corner.

Saw the EASTERN KINGBIRD twice (1:09 pm and 2:27pm), on headstones in front of the wall where the ashes urns are kept. This is where the
black chain link fence stops and the wall starts. It stuck around for a few minutes both times.Numbers I remember on the wall were 30 and 60.

Thanks to Mel, I also saw one of the BAY-BREASTED WARBLERS in the northmost ficus tree near the fence in the northeast section.

Later in the afternoon I saw and photographed what I believe was a CASSIN'S VIREO in a scraggly looking pine tree between the committal shelter and the road.

The same group of 2 BLACK-AND_WHITE WARBLERS, 2 or 3 WARBLING VIREOS, 2 WILSON's WARBLERS, 2 BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLERS (one was very, very pale), and at least one TOWNSEND's WARLBER seemed to follow each other around the Chinese Elms near the northeast section the entire time
I was there. We kept finding them together in different trees. There were also a few WESTERN TANAGERS around, at least one BLACK-HEADED GROSBREAK, and one or two PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHERS.

I was unable to locate any of the Clay-colored Sparrows. My current nemesis bird.

Lists, will post photos to them later:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48724185
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48724987

Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs

On 9/24/2018 10:19 AM, Gary Nunn wrote:
At Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery this morning and a good show of rarer migrants.

American Redstart, imm male, and Tennessee Warbler, both found by Jim Pawlicki.

Chestnut-sided Warbler and two Clay-colored Sparrows found by John Sterling. Also a bright a Cassin’s Vireo and MacGillivray’s Warbler.

Northeast section seems most lively with migrant warblers.

White-winged Dove at the point, Cabrillo National Monument, also by Jim Pawlicki.

Gary Nunn,
Pacific Beach.


--
Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs

Re: Famosa Slough kingbird

Arlene Arnold
 

The Reddish Egret was present at Famosa Slough tonight (9/24) around 6:15pm, in the same spot on the south side, near West Point Loma Blvd. I did not see the Tropical/Couch's Kingbird.

Arlene Arnold
San Diego


On Thursday, September 20, 2018 2:55 PM, Nathan French <nathanfrenchphotography@...> wrote:


Kingbird is still here, between Mentone St and covered bush lookout. 

Nathan French Photography

On Sep 20, 2018, at 1:54 PM, Jim Roberts GMAIL <jroberts32281947@...> wrote:

At 12:20 PM this afternoon (9/20/18), Jeremiah Stock and I saw a TROPICAL/COUCH’S KINGBIRD (no vocalization) at the south end of
Famosa Slough.   An immature REDDISH EGRET was present on the south side of the slough close to West Point Loma Blvd.
 
                            Jim Roberts
                            University City


Re: FRNC - lots interesting birds, Sep 24, 2018

Lisa Ruby
 

Hi,

Sorry for the extra e-mails. Just discovered I did NOT see a BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, I saw a CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, which is what I had put in my eBird report. A few people contacted me to ask if I had meant to put Bay-Breasted in my eBird report. The eBird report was correct, and my information in my original post was incorrect. Have a couple of crappy photos that are good enough for the ID of Chestnut-sided.

Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs

On 9/24/2018 7:19 PM, Lisa Ruby wrote:
Hi,

I arrived at FRNC around 12:20 pm this afternoon and stayed until almost 5:00. It was still pretty birdy in the northeast corner.

Saw the EASTERN KINGBIRD twice (1:09 pm and 2:27pm), on headstones in front of the wall where the ashes urns are kept. This is where the
black chain link fence stops and the wall starts. It stuck around for a few minutes both times.Numbers I remember on the wall were 30 and 60.

Thanks to Mel, I also saw one of the BAY-BREASTED WARBLERS in the northmost ficus tree near the fence in the northeast section.

Later in the afternoon I saw and photographed what I believe was a CASSIN'S VIREO in a scraggly looking pine tree between the committal shelter and the road.

The same group of 2 BLACK-AND_WHITE WARBLERS, 2 or 3 WARBLING VIREOS, 2 WILSON's WARBLERS, 2 BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLERS (one was very, very pale), and at least one TOWNSEND's WARLBER seemed to follow each other around the Chinese Elms near the northeast section the entire time
I was there. We kept finding them together in different trees. There were also a few WESTERN TANAGERS around, at least one BLACK-HEADED GROSBREAK, and one or two PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHERS.

I was unable to locate any of the Clay-colored Sparrows. My current nemesis bird.

Lists, will post photos to them later:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48724185
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48724987

Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs



On 9/24/2018 10:19 AM, Gary Nunn wrote:
At Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery this morning and a good show of rarer migrants.

American Redstart, imm male, and Tennessee Warbler, both found by Jim Pawlicki.

Chestnut-sided Warbler and two Clay-colored Sparrows found by John Sterling.  Also a bright a Cassin’s Vireo and MacGillivray’s Warbler.

Northeast section seems most lively with migrant warblers.

White-winged Dove at the point, Cabrillo National Monument, also by Jim Pawlicki.

Gary Nunn,
Pacific Beach.


--
Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs

FRNC – Pectoral Sandpiper, Sep 25, 2018

Gary Nunn
 

Just heard from Dave Povey and this morning Sep 25, 2018 he found a PECTORAL SANDPIPER at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.  It is on the west side between last two entrances.  The location is close to the west side fence line.  In the same place where the Buff-breasted Sandpiper was recently seen.

--
Gary Nunn
you can find me on twitter,
@garybnunn

Yellow-green Vireo, FRNC, 25 Sep

Justyn Stahl
 

Jeff Spaulding reports a Yellow-green Vireo in the NW corner of Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. Gjon Hazard says many of the same rarities from yesterday are still present.

Justyn Stahl
North Park

Interesting Yard Bird - Mountain Chickadee in La Mesa

Anthony Fife
 

For the last four hours I have been watching a Mountain Chickadee eat at my feeders! Ebird does not mark it as rare, but it’s one of the first times I’ve seen one this low in elevation.

Anthony “Too Fly” Fife
La Mesa, Ca (Near Grossmont High)

Re: Yellow-green Vireo, FRNC, 25 Sep

Ryan Andrews
 

There was also Ovenbird on the west side, north of the dip, along the fence line. Not sure who originally found it. 

Ryan Amdrews
Valley center

Cabrillo Virginia’s Warbler, Purple Martin 9/25

James Pawlicki
 

A Virginia’s Warbler was present this morning (Tues 9/25) at Cabrillo NM around the old drip area and SW side of the main parking lots. A female-type Purple Martin later flew over the lighthouse going N and then NW out over the ocean around 1100.

A cooperative and occasionally calling Dusky Flycatcher was present just outside the N fenceline in the NW corner of Fort Rosecrans from 1000-1030. A Yellow-breasted Chat also put in a brief appearance in the NW corner while attempting views of the Yellow-green Vireo found by Jeff Spaulding.


Jim Pawlicki
La Mesa, CA

Brown Booby swarm

Ryan Andrews
 

currently watching a large number of Brown boobies off Seacoast, halfway to the river mouth. Just did one pan and had 50 birds. Had one interesting non-Brown that I will ID later, hopefully. By far most number of boobies I’ve had in the county.

Ryan andrews
valley center

Possible Bank Swallow- Dairy Mary Ponds

Anthony Fife
 
Edited

While in search of the Green Tailed Towhee (not located) and Northern waterthrush (not located) a large group of about 50 swallows flew overhead. I got binoculars on a Swallow with white chin, clearly visible brown breast band, and white breast. I was unable to relocate as the swarm moved over the main pond (still there currently) and I was in the brush of the south pond watching the sora and a Marsh Wren.

Anthony “Too Fly” Fife
La Mesa

Re: Brown Booby swarm

Ryan Andrews
 

Hello all,

The non-Brown Booby was an immature Blue-footed Booby, which was what I suspected in the field. It came in close to shore for a few minutes before disappearing into the distant Brown Booby swarm. I'm not sure what caused all the boobies to show up -- I did an afternoon hike down to the river mouth twice in August and had no Brown Boobies at all. Pictures of the Blue-footed and pictures of some of the larger Brown groups will be up on eBird asap.

Ryan Andrews
Valley Center

Oven bird FRNC

C K Staurovsky
 

0707 west fence line section X160

CKSmith

Least Flycatcher at El Camino Memorial

Barbara
 

Found yesterday by Millie and Peter Thomas, a Least Flycatcher was confirmed and still present at El Camino Memorial in Sorrento Valley today, 26 September.

Shortly after entering the memorial, on the right hand side, are some buildings and water features. Between the two ponds is a waterfall and an artificial stream. The flycatcher was flitting around behind that stream and a white railing.

The Least Flycatcher was well photographed this morning by Nancy Christensen, Mel Senac, and Eric Kallen. eBird checklist to follow this afternoon. 

Barbara Carlson 
San Diego  

FRNC on 26 Sep

Barbara
 

Various rarities continued this morning, 26 Sep, at FRNC:

In the northwest section were the YELLOW-GREEN VIREO in the same ficus trees as reported yesterday and the OVENBIRD under the eucalyptus trees just outside the northern fence line, possibly the same Ovenbird seen and reported earlier this morning by the dip. The CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was along the road near the dip with a Chipping Sparrow companion.

In the northeast section were at least one of the CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLERS in the ficus and a BALTIMORE ORIOLE along the northern fence line.

Mostly just the reporter,

Barbara Carlson
San Diego


Black-throated Green Warbler - Villa La Jolla Park

Alex Abela
 

There was a BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER at Villa La Jolla Park a little before 1pm this afternoon.  It was in an elm tree along the west edge of the playground before it flew out and I lost track of it.  The bird was a female or young male type with just a hint of black around the throat, and seemed to be keeping company with a Black-throated Gray Warbler.

Alex Abela
San Diego, CA 

Rarities today

Jim Roberts GMAIL
 

I know there were more rarities than this seen today (9/27/18) but I will only report birds I actually saw and identified.

 

FRNC – west side northern fence line OVENBIRD, GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE    9AM

               East side eastern fence line a little south of interment kiosk, then moved westerly CLAY-COLORED SPARROW  Noon

 

Famosa Slough  -  south end  2 TROPICAL KINGBIRDS   1PM

 

Villa La Jolla  -  easternmost Tipuana tree  BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER (Mike Nelson saw it as well) 2PM

                              Adjacent eucalyptus tree  RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH

 

                                     Jim Roberts

                                    University City

Fantastic Morning at FRNC

thomasf_h
 

Many rarities continued and were found this morning at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.  In particular the West side from the dip and up to the NE corner of the west side were most productive. 

Most birders seem to be chasing the continuing YELLOW-GREEN VIREO, which continuing both in the ficus along the east wall of remains in the NW corner of the cemetary and in the eucs at the northern end of the west side.

Also along the north side here was a continuing second OVENBIRD, and I spotted a LEAST FLYCATCHER which hung around just long enough for most present to get photos.  I then was distracted by potentially a different CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER a little to the West.

Just south of there past the flag poll I found a VIRGINIA's WARBLER working the thick pines on either side of the road.  I also had a WHITE-WINGED DOVE flyover here.  Just south of that I had the continuing BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER in the scrappy pines north of the dip.  This is the same area the continuing CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS can be found in.  On the fence line north of the dip the continuing DUSKY FLYCATCHER was very cooperative.  The first OVENBIRD was found in this area this morning by others and the I also heard the continuing WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH.

Some photos from today can be found on my ebird checklist here: 
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48781906

Tom F-H
North Park, CA

Fort Rosecrans 9/28 AM

Gjon Hazard
 

Still lots of goodies, but activity level down compared to earlier in the week.

Birds reported by others or seen by me as of 9:00ish:

Blackburnian
Chestnut-sided
Ovenbird
Virginia's
Least Fly
Clay-colored

Remember to be on your best behavior; be sure to avoid ceremonies. I know management was not too chuffed with some of the crowds earlier in the week. I recommend parking outside the wall and not driving around and parking on interior streets.

-Gjon

San Dieguito Monthly Bird Count - next Sunday, October 7th!

Jayne Lesley
 

This is a reminder about the next San Dieguito monthly bird count. The October bird count is on the first Sunday  - next Sunday, October 7th.
Everyone is welcome - interested, beginners, experienced. 

We will meet at the usual time and place: 7:30 AM at the south end of San Andres. (Turn right/south off of Via De La Valle, on the east side of I5. San Andres dead ends at the San Dieguito Lagoon.) We coordinate with park rangers to provide vests and access for the restricted areas. We'll divide into five groups to count the different areas.

We gather to tally our results at noon at the Del Mar Public Works parking lot/picnic tables off Jimmy Durante Rd.

Hope to see you next Sunday for another great day of birding.

Jayne Lesley (cell phone: 858-663-6568)



Interesting Vireo FRNC

Nathan French
 

I think it may have been the Blue-headed Vireo seen recently but I will have to investigate my photos. Right around 1PM it was in the group of 3 pine trees west of the road near the top, north of the dip. Flew NNE and haven’t relocated it yet...

Nathan French