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Vermillion Flycatcher Balboa Park

Nathan French
 

Mostly white juv in the park at Sixth and Palm (32.7355843, -117.1590282)

Nathan French
Hillcrest


storm-petrel glut, Ring-necked Duck

lehman.paul@verizon.net
 

On Thursday the 13th, there was a record-count from shore of 2500 Black Storm-Petrels at La Jolla, soon after dawn. A large percent of the birds were to the NNW over the canyon. Numbers dropped off a little over the ensuing two hours, but there were still 1500+ when I departed. Otherwise, 80 Black-vented Shearwaters, but not much else.

On Friday the 14th, there is a summering, female Ring-necked Duck at Santee Lakes (Lake #3). Also the continuing couple Acorn Woodpeckers that have been there for ca. 5 years since the coastal-slope incursion back then. Nearby, at the Carlton Oaks Golf Course, the new colony of Double-crested Cormorants has five active nests.

--Paul Lehman, San Diego


Re: R-e Vireo property access

dan jehl
 

Paul,

Thank you for finding a bird considered a nemesis for many local birders. Also, thank you for working to preserve access to sites like this for when something special little the Red-eyed Vireo pops up. As we all saw with the Hooded Warbler in Del Mar last year access can be blocked to these privately owned areas. I appreciate the reminder.

Dan Jehl
San Diego

On Jun 12, 2019, at 6:23 PM, lehman.paul@verizon.net via Groups.Io <lehman.paul=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

The property on which the Tierrasanta Red-eyed Vireo currently resides is a private HOA park, and is so signed (clearly). So far, so good, as the local residents have been curious as to what's going on. But this will last only so long, especially if "management" gets involved. So, please, if the bird remains past today, please consider how important it is for you to see it, if you go then please see the bird and then promptly depart, and please do not return to this site for general birding in the future. If we find something very good there again in the future, we will endeavor to post news and have just limited (i.e., short-term) access, such as today.

Thanks.

--Paul Lehman, San Diego




R-e Vireo property access

lehman.paul@verizon.net
 

The property on which the Tierrasanta Red-eyed Vireo currently resides is a private HOA park, and is so signed (clearly). So far, so good, as the local residents have been curious as to what's going on. But this will last only so long, especially if "management" gets involved. So, please, if the bird remains past today, please consider how important it is for you to see it, if you go then please see the bird and then promptly depart, and please do not return to this site for general birding in the future. If we find something very good there again in the future, we will endeavor to post news and have just limited (i.e., short-term) access, such as today.

Thanks.

--Paul Lehman, San Diego


Red/eyed vireo

Dennis
 

Singing and visible! 4:45 In first large tree east of swimming pool as described earlier

Dennis Parker
Tierrasanta


Re: Red-eyed Vireo still singing.

terry hurst
 

Sorry in my rush to sent out I didn’t put time or date 6/12 at 3:13. It is still singing.

Terry Hurst
Santee

On Jun 12, 2019, at 3:13 PM, terry hurst via Groups.Io <thurstycat61=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


High up in a Liquid Amber tree. South of the pool.

Terry Hurst
Santee

Latitude: 32° 49.4669′ N
Longitude: 117° 6.0250′ W
Accuracy: 16 ft

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32.824448,-117.100417

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Red-eyed Vireo still singing.

terry hurst
 

High up in a Liquid Amber tree. South of the pool.

Terry Hurst
Santee

Latitude: 32° 49.4669′ N
Longitude: 117° 6.0250′ W
Accuracy: 16 ft

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32.824448,-117.100417

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Re: Red-eyed Vireo

Nancy Christensen
 

Still singing at 2:13

Nancy Christensen
Ramona


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

On Jun 12, 2019, at 12:27 PM, Gary Grantham <ggrantham@...> wrote:

The Red-eyed Vireo was still present at 11:30 am in Tierrasanta in the thick trees adjacent to the swimming pool.  It offered brief views and would sing periodically interrupted by periods of quiet.  The county bird that has eluded me for many years is no longer my nemesis bird.

Gary Grantham
Scripps Ranch


Red-eyed Vireo

Gary Grantham
 

The Red-eyed Vireo was still present at 11:30 am in Tierrasanta in the thick trees adjacent to the swimming pool.  It offered brief views and would sing periodically interrupted by periods of quiet.  The county bird that has eluded me for many years is no longer my nemesis bird.

Gary Grantham
Scripps Ranch


Red-eyed Vireo update

lehman.paul@verizon.net
 

The red-eyed Vireo is still present and singing at 7:40 a.m. but it has moved way to the east to the east side of the park almost to Tierrasanta Boulevard near the McDonald's in the adjoining neighborhood. If it keeps moving like this it will be gone soon...

Paul Lehman, San Diego

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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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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

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