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Red-eyed Vireo in tierrasanta

lehman.paul@verizon.net
 

Wednesday morning at 6:30 a.m. there is a Red-eyed Vireo singing away in Tierrasanta in a park that is actually private, but it's okay. From Clairemont Mesa Boulevard east of Santo Road about three-quarters of a mile turn on Mollendo Boulevard and go just a short block and park and you're facing straight ahead at the green space and you'll see tennis courts straight ahead and the bird is singing in trees around the tennis courts.

Paul Lehman, SanDiego

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Chukars

phil Pryde
 

     A friend just emailed me about a sighting, with close-up photo (below), of a Chukar a relative of his saw and photographed in the Crosby Estates area, which (I believe) is along the San Dieguito River west of Lake Hodges.  Chukars are not listed in the Bird Atlas. 
     Does anyone know if there have been any other sightings of Chukar in the county post-2004?  I assume this one is either introduced or escaped (or both). 
     Thanks for any feedback on Chukars anyone might have. 
Phil Pryde 
San Carlos 





results of mon 10 june 2019 san elijo monthly bird count

Robert Patton
 

Thanks to 14 participants for conducting the 10 June 2019 San Elijo Lagoon monthly bird count: Steve Brad (beach, West Basin, nature center site); Elizabeth Venrick, Bradley Nussbaum, Linden Amundsen (Pole Rd); Jayne Lesley, Steve Perry, Tara Fuad, Carol Hand (CBS= Rios to freeway); Maryanne Bache, Dave Carey, Thomas Myers (EBS = La Orilla to Sta Inez); Patti Koger, Jeff Clingan (EBE = Stonebridge Mesa); Robert Patton (EBNW = area of old dike; EBNE = Escondido Cr; Cardiff Cove, I-5 fill).

90 species were reported.  Species of interest included American bittern off the eastern mesa, greater roadrunner off Sta Helena, pre-dawn lesser nighthawk & common poorwill off Sta Carina, a late Wilson’s warbler along Escondido Cr (under power lines north of eastern mesa), & blue grosbeak on the eastern mesa.

Species included:  pied-billed grebe, western grebe, Clark’s grebe, brown pelican, double-crested cormorant, American bittern, bittern sp., great blue heron, great egret, snowy egret, black-crowned night-heron, white-faced ibis, mallard, cinnamon teal, gadwall, ruddy duck, turkey vulture, white-tailed kite, northern harrier, Cooper’s hawk, red-shouldered hawk, red-tailed hawk, American kestrel, California quail, Ridgway’s rail, American coot, black-bellied plover, semipalmated plover, killdeer, black-necked stilt, American avocet, greater yellowlegs, marbled godwit, peep sp., ring-billed gull, California gull, western gull, Caspian tern, elegant tern, Forster’s tern, least tern, rock pigeon, Eurasian collared-dove, mourning dove, greater roadrunner, lesser nighthawk, common poorwill, white-throated swift, Anna’s hummingbird, Allen’s hummingbird, rufous/Allen’s hummingbird sp., Nuttall’s woodpecker, downy woodpecker, Pacific-slope flycatcher, black phoebe, Say’s phoebe, ash-throated flycatcher, Cassin’s kingbird, northern rough-winged swallow, cliff swallow, swallow sp., California scrub jay, American crow, common raven, bushtit, Bewick’s wren, house wren, marsh wren, California gnatcatcher, western bluebird, wrentit, northern mockingbird, California thrasher, European starling, Hutton’s vireo, orange-crowned warbler, yellow warbler, common yellowthroat, Wilson’s warbler, yellow-breasted chat, black-headed grosbeak, blue grosbeak, spotted towhee, California towhee, Belding’s savannah sparrow, song sparrow, red-winged blackbird, great-tailed grackle, brown-headed cowbird, hooded oriole, house finch, lesser goldfinch, house sparrow, scaly-breasted munia.

The next San Elijo monthly bird count will be Monday 8 July.  Counts are conducted by volunteers on the second Monday of each month, rain or shine.  Please spread the word or join us if you can (no RSVP required).  Meet at 7:30 am at the north end of Rios Ave in Solana Beach (north from Lomas Santa Fe Dr, west of I-5) to divide into groups to cover different subareas.  A compilation generally follows around noon at the nature center on Manchester Ave (bring your own lunch).

Thanks!
R. Patton
San Diego, CA


Summer Tanager, Villa La Jolla Park, 10 Jun 2019

Paul Chad
 

So for the past year or so, looks like all those (non-Western) tanager reports from Villa La Jolla Park, by Alex Abela and others, may NOT be a conspiracy after all, heh heh! A Summer Tanager failed to elude me there at about 10:00 this morning. Female plumage, but with red on upper breast.

A try earlier for the Red-eyed Vireo over at La Jolla Summit, probably after Paul L was there, had no sign nor sound of the bird.

Good Birding,

Paul Chad
University City


San Diego pelagic results, June 9th

lehman.paul@verizon.net
 

The San Diego pelagic trip on June 9th aboard "Grande" out as far as the 30-Mile Bank, and sponsored by Buena Vista Audubon Society, experienced light winds and very light seas. Best birds of the trip were 2 Craveri's Murrelets, which have now showed up off San Diego already in June for the past four years in a row, a Black-footed Albatross, 3 Leach's Storm-Petrels, good numbers of Ashy Storm-Petrels, and still numbers of Scripps's Murrelets (often gone locally by mid-June). Good looks at almost all the species encountered. The species and numbers seen offshore, beyond 2 miles out, are as follows:

Black-footed Albatross: 1 (very good views near the south end of 30-Mile Bank)

Pink-footed Shearwater: 8 (low)

Sooty Shearwater: 180

Black-vented Shearwater: 75

Leach's Storm-Petrel: 3 (30-Mile Bank)

Ashy Storm-Petrel: 45

Black Storm-Petrel: 450

Pacific Loon: 3 (northbound, basic plumage)

Double-crested Cormorant: 2 (well offshore)

Brandt's Cormorant: 5

Brown Pelican: 14

Scripps's Murrelet: 12

CRAVERI'S MURRELET: 2 (an adult and fully-grown young bird(?) together along inside edge of 30-Mile Bank; photos)

Cassin's Auklet: 130 (good number for June)

Heermann's Gull: 2

California Gull: 1

Western Gull: 110

Least Tern: 6 (including several well offshore at 30-Mile Bank, which seems to be a regular phenomenon)

Elegant Tern: 150

Eurasian Collared-Dove: 1

--Paul Lehman, Bruce Rideout, Dave Povey, Pete Ginsburg, Matt Sadowski, et al., San Diego


Craveri's, Black-footed, NO Red-eyed

lehman.paul@verizon.net
 

First off, Monday morning early, we are standing at the Red-eyed Vireo spot in La Jolla and are NOT hearing a Red-eyed vireo. So it may well be gone. But we'll give it a while longer. Highlights of yesterday's San Diego pelagic trip out to the 30-Mile Bank included a very cooperative duo of Craveri's Murrelets (my spell-check corrected it to "cranberries merlotte's") and good looks at a Black-footed albatross. I will post the full results from the trip in a few hours.

Paul Lehman, San Diego

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Re: Red-eyed Vireo - La Jolla Summit

Susan Smith
 

Red-eyed Vireo still singing at location Nathan mentioned below, and has moved down closer to road, but be advised that there is a children's party that just started at the house across the way. And photographing and recording is difficult anyway, the latter mostly because of a loud nearby singing mockingbird and also Pac Slopes. Sue Smith, Del Mar, CA



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-------- Original message --------
From: Nathan French <nathanfrenchphotography@...>
Date: 6/9/19 10:15 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: SanDiegoRegionBirding@groups.io
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Red-eyed Vireo - La Jolla Summit

10:15 Vireo still singing and visible in slightly different area up the hill.  (32.8395643, -117.2542235)

Nathan French 


On Jun 9, 2019, at 7:42 AM, Jay Desgrosellier <desgrojs@...> wrote:

7:30 am Sunday, June 9th

Just found a Red-eyed Vireo near La Jolla Summit park. This is on Caminito Valverde between Monrovia and Brisa. It is currently singing from the eucs on the hillside opposite the park.

Good Birding!

Jay Desgrosellier
San Diego, CA


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Seiurus Biological Consulting
Del Mar, CA


Re: Red-eyed Vireo - La Jolla Summit

Nathan French
 

10:15 Vireo still singing and visible in slightly different area up the hill.  (32.8395643, -117.2542235)

Nathan French 


On Jun 9, 2019, at 7:42 AM, Jay Desgrosellier <desgrojs@...> wrote:

7:30 am Sunday, June 9th

Just found a Red-eyed Vireo near La Jolla Summit park. This is on Caminito Valverde between Monrovia and Brisa. It is currently singing from the eucs on the hillside opposite the park.

Good Birding!

Jay Desgrosellier
San Diego, CA


Re: Red-eyed Vireo - La Jolla Summit

Nathan French
 

8:45 vireo is still present, singing and foraging in Eucalyptus (32.8397350, -117.2550751)

Nathan French 
Hillcrest 

On Jun 9, 2019, at 7:42 AM, Jay Desgrosellier <desgrojs@...> wrote:

7:30 am Sunday, June 9th

Just found a Red-eyed Vireo near La Jolla Summit park. This is on Caminito Valverde between Monrovia and Brisa. It is currently singing from the eucs on the hillside opposite the park.

Good Birding!

Jay Desgrosellier
San Diego, CA


Red-eyed Vireo - La Jolla Summit

Jay Desgrosellier
 

7:30 am Sunday, June 9th

Just found a Red-eyed Vireo near La Jolla Summit park. This is on Caminito Valverde between Monrovia and Brisa. It is currently singing from the eucs on the hillside opposite the park.

Good Birding!

Jay Desgrosellier
San Diego, CA


Magnolia Warbler gone

lehman.paul@verizon.net
 

The Point Loma residential Magnolia Warbler present all day yesterday appears to be gone this morning. No sign of it  in over two hours of several birders looking and listening. Not a surprise, given that a good half of the late spring landbird migrants are one-day wonders anyway, irrespective of the weather. The only migrant I saw in the neighborhood this morning was a singing male Western Tanager.

Paul Lehman et al., San Diego

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breeding Japanese white-eyes in Solana Beach

Steve Perry
 

Hi all,

Jayne Lesley and I observed 3 white eyes: 2 adults feeding a fledged chick. Photo of one adult on my eBird check list:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57180399

We observed them for 30 minutes, and they were still visible and very active when we left. We also captured some video with their calls audible. The exact location is at the junction of Rios Avenue and Gibson Point. They are in the landscaping on the south side of Gibson Point, but they also occasionally flew across Rios to bushes in the yard of the house on the corner of Rios and Seabright. While not mentioned in the Atlas, they have been recorded in Encinitas, but no breeding confirmed. Brennan had one in San Elijo Lagoon last year, so they seem to be expanding and doing well. Has anyone else seen evidence of breeding in the county?

Steve Perry

Solana Beach



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Solana Beach, CA


Magnolia Warbler still in 3640 pio pico Point Loma at 12:48 6/7

terry hurst
 

Sorry posted to yahoo group. As is 1:06 pm still here. It does song every 15 minutes or so.


Begin forwarded message:

From: Terry Hurst <thurstycat61@...>
Date: June 7, 2019 at 12:52:39 PM PDT
To: Sandiegoregionbirding Birding <sandiegoregionbirding@...>
Subject: Magnolia Warbler still in 3640 pio pico Point Loma at 12:48 6/7

Likes small area. Seen at the honeysuckle tree.
Currently singing.
Terry Hurst
Santee



Pio Pico breeding male Magnolia Warbler continues 11:15

Susan Smith
 

This bird continues to sing sporadically  and is still being seen intermittently at the same location earlier reported along Pio Pico near intersection with Silvergate Ave, Point Loma.  This plumage and spring occurrence is rather  unusual in San Diego County.  Sue Smith, Del Mar CA



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More Cook's Petrels

David Povey
 

I saw 10 Cook's Petrels below Ensenada yesterday. Although a bit farther from home down the Baja coast. I was surprised at how close to shore the Cook's Petrels were seen. Maybe 12-15 n.miles
Also had a Black-footed Albatross there, as well a 5 getting late breeding plumage  Red Phalaropes, and the only Pomarine Jaeger I've seen in a while.
Also of note was an adult alternate plumage Heermann's Gull, and post breeding Royal Tern, among the usual expected sea birds.
Dave Povey
Dulzura


Male Magnolia Warbler Pio Pico

Susan Smith
 

In point Loma neighborhood  at 363 Pio Pico. Sue Smith del mar



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Baltimore Oriole

lehman.paul@verizon.net
 

On Friday morning, there is an adult male Baltimore Oriole at the bird and butterfly garden in the TRV. Currently in the trees near the parking lot.

Paul Lehman, San Diego

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next san elijo monthly bird count monday 10 june

Robert Patton
 

The next San Elijo monthly bird count will be Monday 10 June.  Counts are conducted by volunteers on the second Monday of each month, rain or shine.  Please spread the word or join us if you can (no RSVP required).  Meet at 7:30 am at the north end of Rios Ave in Solana Beach (north from Lomas Santa Fe Dr, west of I-5) to divide into groups to cover different subareas.  A compilation generally follows around noon at the nature center on Manchester Ave (bring your own lunch).

Thanks!
R. Patton
San Diego, CA


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


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