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prothonotary Warbler

Anthony Fife
 

bird continues in silk oak between DuPont and Warner 06/03/19 0640 hours.

Anthony “TooFly”
La Mesa

Local Baja California Cook's Petrels May 31, June 1, and 2nd.

David Povey
 

I just completed a fishing trip from San Diego to the Mexican coast. The area we fished was just south of the Coronado Islands, down to just above Ensenada, Baja California. We were never more that 30-35 nautical miles off the beach. Friday afternoon we were just 26-30 nautical miles south of Point Loma and I saw 4 Cook's Petrels in that area. Saturday we were west of Salsupedies (sp ?) near Ensenada, and working back up and out. That day I saw about 80 Cook's Petrels (likely more, as fishing can interrupt birding when glasses are put away). Many these Cook's Petrels close to the boat, and some on the water. I counted a single feeding group of 26. 
Winds were very light and seas flat calm. .The last day I saw 3 more Cook's Petrels. One of these at about 23-24 n. miles south of Point Loma. That beats my previous closest to San Diego Co. Cook's that was at 27 n.miles, and on the Mexican Side some years ago.
I still need Cook's Petrel for San Diego Co. so having this many so close gives me some hope that one might wander our way, Sunday.
Also of note was a South Polar Skua in a large raft of Sooty Shearwaters on Saturday.
Black-footed Albatross - two on Friday, and one each Saturday and Sunday.
Thousands of Sooty Shearwaters all three days. 
Maybe 100 Pink-footed Shearwaters, for the trip.
Only two Black-vented Shearwater were seen, and those near Point Loma on the way out. 
Maybe 500 Black Storm-Petrel over the there days, half dozen Leach's and a single Ashy Storm-Petrel were noted. 
I saw only a single Brown Booby each Friday and Saturday, but had a dozen or more on Sunday
Both Red and Red-necked Phalarope were seen in small numbers. (<10)
I saw only 13 Scripps's Murrelet's one a non flying chick with an adult.
Fair numbers or Cassin's Auklets with maybe 50-75 each day.

As a side note the boat crew mentioned than on the previous three day trip to the same area they had a Laysan Albatross, and Red-billed Tropicbird.
So again this was all on the Mexican side of the border, but fairly close to home.

Dave Povey
Dulzura
p.s. There are still spaces on Sunday's Buena Vista Audubon's Pelagic. 
I hope you'll join me in my (our) search for a county bird! 
Call 222-1144 for a reservation.


Horned Grebe

lehman.paul@verizon.net
 

A very unseasonal, partial-alternate HORNED GREBE was on south San Diego Bay this morning, Monday the 3rd, straight west off the J Street/Marina Parkway parking lot. This may be only the third summer-season record for the county. A continuing "Black" Brant on the mudflats there is likely attempting to summer locally. At the saltworks, a count of 7 basic-plumaged Ruddy Turnstones is fairly good for June. A basic-plumaged Common Loon off the I.B. Pier is presumably summering, and a continuing Pelagic Cormorant there would be typical at other times of the year but is somewhat unusual for summer there. As for landbird migrants in the I.B. area today, there was a Willow Flycatcher and 2 Western Wood-Pewees.

--Paul Lehman, San Diego

Leucadia Rose-breasted Grosbeak (6/2/19)

Jimmy McMorran
 

Hi Birders,
A Black-headed/Rose-breasted Grosbeak was heard singing throughout the morning in one of my neighbors yards on Sunday, June 2, 2019. I was never able to locate it when I had time to search. Much later in the day while folks were over for a BBQ the bird briefly appeared at one of my water features and it was a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak! Needless to say I got excited (perhaps over-excited) and folks got a life bird whether they wanted to or not.
I wasn't prepared to document with a photo. A Willow Flycatcher also stopped by my yard briefly for most to see.
Although the Rose-breasted Grosbeak is not a new yard bird, it's only the second and always a welcomed treat. Willow Flycatchers visiting my yard are annual but vary in numbers year-to-year.

Good Birding,
Jimmy McMorran
Leucadia, CA


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Good Birding,
Jimmy McMorran,
Leucadia, CA

North American Birds

Guy McCaskie
 

County Coordinators/Contributors:

The Spring Migration Season (1 March through 31 May 2019) is ended, and we solicit reports for inclusion in the Southern California Region of NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS. Reports should be arranged with species in the taxonomic order followed by the American Ornithologists Union (Check-List of North American Birds 1998 and all Supplements) and the American Birding Association (7th edition of the ABA Checklist, 2009 revised through the current report). Reports of species included on the California Bird Records Committee (CBRC) review list

http://www.californiabirds.org

must be accompanied by documentation (written description, photographs, etc.).
Similar documentation should also accompany reports of species unusual for
the location or season. Full names, with all initials, should be used in the
reports (this reduces the potential for different observers having the same
initials, and makes it simpler to acknowledge contributors) – John P. Doe in lieu of John Doe.

Reports should be sent to the appropriate County Coordinators (listed below)
or directly to Guy McCaskie by 24 June 2019. NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS can not exist without your input.

David Compton (Santa Barbara County)
davcompton60@...  

Tom M. Edell (San Luis Obispo County)
tedell@...  

Kimball L. Garrett (Los Angeles County)
kgarrett@...  

Chet McGaugh (Riverside County)
chetmcgaugh@...  

Kelli K. Heindel (Kern County)
kkheindel@...

Tom and Jo Heindel (Inyo County)
tjheindel@...  

Adam Searcy (Ventura County)
serpophaga@...

Alexander E. Koonce (San Bernardino County)
sandy_koonce@...  

Guy McCaskie (San Diego and Imperial County)
guymcc@...  

Ryan S. Winkleman (Orange County) 
rswinkleman@...


We thank you in advance for your time and effort.

Guy McCaskie and Kimball L. Garrett.

 

Golden-winged Warbler, Presidio Park 4 June

Justyn Stahl
 

Male photographed in upper Presidio, at bend in Cosoy Way. 

904am

Justyn Stahl / Matt Brady

Continuing Golden-winged Warbler

lehman.paul@verizon.net
 

The male Golden-winged Warbler at the upper end of Presidio Park continues as of 10:40 a.m.  The bird prefers oak trees and it originated in and has returned to the several Oaks on the slope that are at the southeast corner of the loop road at the top end of the park. At one point it went north to the oaks that are on the north side of the bathrooms, but it has returned to the original spot on the slope. The bird can bury itself in the thick foliage and be impossible to see for several minutes at a time. On a number of occasions it has done some singing, if you can still hear that frequency.

M.obs.

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Golden-winged warbler currently AWOL

lehman.paul@verizon.net
 

At 11:25 a.m. the golden-winged warbler went up the slope and chased a house finch into the neighborhood to the South. No idea if it will return to the Oaks or not.

M.obs

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Golden-winged Warbler

Matt Sadowski
 

Back in the oaks SE of bathroom.

Matt Sadowski

Re: Golden-winged Warbler

Lisa Ruby
 


Still here in the oaks on the slope by the bathroom off Cosoy. 

Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs 


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From: Matt Sadowski <mattsadowski321@...>
Date: 6/4/19 12:23 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: sandiegoregionbirding@groups.io
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Golden-winged Warbler

Back in the oaks SE of bathroom.

Matt Sadowski

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Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs

Re: Golden-winged Warbler

dan jehl
 

Remains in the oaks at 4:00 p.m. 10 birders here on the GWWA. 

Dan Jehl 
San Diego 


On Jun 4, 2019, at 1:14 PM, Lisa Ruby <lruby1@...> wrote:


Still here in the oaks on the slope by the bathroom off Cosoy. 

Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs 


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From: Matt Sadowski <mattsadowski321@...>
Date: 6/4/19 12:23 PM (GMT-08:00)
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Golden-winged Warbler

Back in the oaks SE of bathroom.

Matt Sadowski

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Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs

Golden-winged Warbler continues 630pm

Justyn Stahl
 

Same location as previously described: upper Presidio Park, in oaks at base of hill with orange flowers/ivy, southeast of bathroom along Cosoy Way. 

32.757357, -117.192131



Justyn Stahl

Re: Golden-winged Warbler continues 630pm

Anthony Fife
 

Great Bird Justin! Thanks for sharing. For those of you who couldn’t make it out today, or did and didn’t get good looks, I just posted a new video that got pretty decent looks at movements, behavior, and attributes. I hope you enjoy!

https://youtu.be/FiHjlAj0OkQ

Anthony “TooFly”
La Mesa

Golden-winger warbler...YES or NO?

Jim Roberts GMAIL
 

Has anyone found the Golden-winged warbler this morning?

 

                  Jim Roberts

                  University CIty

Re: Golden-winger warbler...YES or NO?

Gjon Hazard
 

No. Half-dozen birders here for the past hour or more. No joy... yet. 

-Gjon

On Jun 5, 2019, at 7:59 AM, Jim Roberts GMAIL <jroberts32281947@...> wrote:

Has anyone found the Golden-winged warbler this morning?

 

                  Jim Roberts

                  University CIty

Sunday's June 9th. Buena Vista Audubon Pelagic

David Povey
 

Spaces are available for Sunday's pelagic trip, and we are going. The weather forecast is great and seas will be kind. We have plenty of spaces, and should right up to departure. I suggest if you come to H & M  Landing to purchase a ticket, you do so an hour before the 7 a.m. departure.
Recent signings on both land and sea have been very interesting. I hope you'll join us.
If you wish a reservation call 619 222-1144 or go on line to www.hmlanding.com. for Grande Birding.
Dave Povey
Dulzura

Re: Golden-winger warbler...YES or NO?

Edana Salisbury
 

So far this morning no one has seen the bird.  Still looking.  

Edana Salisbury 
Buena Park 
and possibly autocorrected incorrectly ....

On Jun 5, 2019, at 7:59 AM, Jim Roberts GMAIL <jroberts32281947@...> wrote:

Has anyone found the Golden-winged warbler this morning?

 

                  Jim Roberts

                  University CIty

Re: Golden-winger warbler...YES or NO?

Denise Riddle
 

I was there from 7:15 x 10:15 and Bird was not found.

Denise Riddle
Oceanside

GWWA

phil Pryde
 

I arrived at Cosoy St. at 11:30 and was told by searchers there that the GWWA had not been seen all morning.  I stayed until about 12:30 and the only warbler I saw was a consolation prize Orange-crown. Lots of Juncos. Hey, I’m desperate. 

Phil Pryde

miscellanea

lehman.paul@verizon.net
 

Over the past three days there has still been a trickle of typical early-June landbird migrants passing through, including a few W. Wood-Pewees, Willow Flycatchers, Swainson's Thrushes, and Western Tanagers. Singing Swainson's Thrushes at Sorrento Valley, along the SD River near the SD Mission, and along the SD River west of Mast Park (2) are all presumably on territory. A Phainopepla at Pt. Loma Nazarene Univ. on 4 June was probably an early post-breeding disperser from somewhere else. Seems as though there's been a noticeable influx in Marbled Godwit numbers already starting around the 3rd or so, which if not just a shuffling of unknown over-summering birds would suggest that a lot of failed breeders have come back already over 2-3 weeks early this year. A Brant and 1 or 2 Reddish Egrets continue on south San Diego Bay, and there are 9 Ruddy Turnstones and 2 Western Sandpipers at the saltworks. Finally, at least 7 adult and 2 family-groups of 11 duckling Redheads are at San Dieguito Lagoon in Del Mar, the only quasi-consistent breeding locality in the county.

--Paul Lehman, San Diego