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Dust Devil Trail: Two Pectoral Sand. & Solitary Sandpiper

King, Dan
 

This morning (October 5) in the shallow pool at the end of the Dust Devil Trail - San Dieguito Lagoon, there were two juvenile Pectoral Sandpipers and a Solitary Sandpiper among the many other shorebirds present. 

Dan King
San Diego


Brewer's Sparrow at Lake Jennings

Jeremiah Stock
 

Adding to the list of recent sightings of Brewer's Sparrow west of the desert.  This one was at Lake Jennings County Park late Saturday afternoon, October 5, 2019.  Small sparrow with very small pinkish bill, and overall grayish and weakly patterned plumage.  Complete white eye ring; but no dark eyeline.  Specific location is Half Moon Cove, which is the northern-most arm of the lake.  The last parking area is Eagle Point and I walked about 2/3rds of a mile north from there. 

Jeremiah Stock
Santee, CA
jscls@...


Prairie Falcon at FRNC

Tuck Russell
 

Barbara Carlson, Trent Stanley, and I were staking out the LEFL to no avail when this apparent juvenile Prairie Falcon flew over (doubt only about the age).  It is the lack of white behind the eye and the relatively heavy streaking that suggest juvenile to me.  This is apparently the first record at this location, at least in eBird. Justyn Stahl joined us a little later and said he had one at Cabrillo Monument, but couldn't get shots.  Almost certainly the same bird.  Trent and I got shots, and mine are in this eBird checklist:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60371888

We were all hoping for Broad Winged, as there continue to be reports from counties farther north in SoCal, but no soap.

Tuck Russell
Hillcrest


San Diego Christmas Bird Count schedule

Justyn Stahl
 

San Diego County Christmas Bird Count Enthusiasts (SDCCBCE),

 

The following summarizes the calendar of events for San Diego CBCs. More specific details will follow from compilers, but for now: SAVE THE DATES!

 

Saturday, December 14 - San Diego - Justyn Stahl (justyn.stahl AT gmail.com)

Sunday, December 15 - Anza Borrego* - Jim Dice (dicej AT uci.edu)

Monday, December 16 - Lake Henshaw - Gretchen Cummings (gretchen.bc AT sbcglobal.net)

Saturday, December 21 - Oceanside - Tim Burr (tburr AT san.rr.com)

Saturday, December 28 - Escondido - Ken Weaver (gnatcatcher AT sbcglobal.net)

Saturday, January 4 - Rancho Santa Fe – Robert Patton (rpatton AT san.rr.com)

 

*Bob Theriault has stepped down (after serving as a “one-year stand-in” 26 years ago!). Thanks, Bob!

 

Justyn Stahl

San Diego CBC compiler


Re: Bird and Butterfly Garden vireos, mis-IDs

Justyn Stahl
 

Upon further review of additional photos it appears what several people thought might be the Yellow-green Vireo was in fact correctly identified as a Red-eyed Vireo.  So, currently the last known date for the Yellow-green is 2 October, but, given the gap in days between previous sightings it could well still be there. My original point, though, that these are tricky, especially when seen through thick vegetation (and the reflection of light off leaves looking yellow), still holds true.


Justyn Stahl


On Fri, Oct 4, 2019, 8:33 AM Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl@...> wrote:
Birders,

Beware! The vireo situation here is a bit tricky, as some observers reporting Red-eyed Vireo have correctly uploaded photos of Red-eyed, while others have incorrectly added Warbling and Yellow-green. All three species were known present on 3 October. Going forward it will be important to give good written details and preferably photos for the two rare species.

Thanks,
Justyn Stahl 


Bird and Butterfly Garden vireos, mis-IDs

Justyn Stahl
 

Birders,

Beware! The vireo situation here is a bit tricky, as some observers reporting Red-eyed Vireo have correctly uploaded photos of Red-eyed, while others have incorrectly added Warbling and Yellow-green. All three species were known present on 3 October. Going forward it will be important to give good written details and preferably photos for the two rare species.

Thanks,
Justyn Stahl 


Dickcissel

Nancy Christensen
 

At least one Dickcissel in view on nature trail near Dog Beach (west of Robb Field). Friday 7:53

Nancy Christensen
Ramona


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


Re: Carlsbad Blackpoll Warbler (10/3/19), etc.

Jimmy McMorran
 

I should add, 
Thanks to Char and Marcie for getting off the beaten birders path and finding two Dickcissels!! Nice work, ladies. 
Jimmy McMorran
Leucadia, CA. 


On Oct 3, 2019, at 6:31 PM, Jimmy McMorran via Groups.Io <Bigshell53@...> wrote:


Hi Birders,
Today there was a Blackpoll Warbler at Stagecoach park in Carlsbad. There is a large Tipu tree just east of the tennis courts that has been producing random western migrants until today when Blackpoll showed up. However, there is lots of different habitats and vegetation within the park, so as many know this park has good potential for anything. Just a reminder to keep checking different spots throughout the County and not just chase or continually visit known traps:)  There are also good birds elsewhere including your local patches. My local patches in Encinitas have been painfully slow, but still checking on a regular basis.It just takes one goody to make it all worth it.

Yesterday (10/2/19) a Tropical Kingbird was randomly vocalizing at Stagecoach Park, but I could never find it. It seemed to be in the eucs up near the housing to the north. A quick trip  eBird list from today with terrible ID shots of Blackpoll is at link below.
Good Birding,
Jimmy McMorran,
Leucadia, CA

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Good Birding,
Jimmy McMorran,
Leucadia, CA

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Good Birding,
Jimmy McMorran,
Leucadia, CA


Carlsbad Blackpoll Warbler (10/3/19), etc.

Jimmy McMorran
 

Hi Birders,
Today there was a Blackpoll Warbler at Stagecoach park in Carlsbad. There is a large Tipu tree just east of the tennis courts that has been producing random western migrants until today when Blackpoll showed up. However, there is lots of different habitats and vegetation within the park, so as many know this park has good potential for anything. Just a reminder to keep checking different spots throughout the County and not just chase or continually visit known traps:)  There are also good birds elsewhere including your local patches. My local patches in Encinitas have been painfully slow, but still checking on a regular basis.It just takes one goody to make it all worth it.

Yesterday (10/2/19) a Tropical Kingbird was randomly vocalizing at Stagecoach Park, but I could never find it. It seemed to be in the eucs up near the housing to the north. A quick trip  eBird list from today with terrible ID shots of Blackpoll is at link below.
Good Birding,
Jimmy McMorran,
Leucadia, CA

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Good Birding,
Jimmy McMorran,
Leucadia, CA


Re: 10/3- Red eyed Vireo Continues at the bird and butterfly garden

dan jehl
 

The Red-eyed Vireo continues this afternoon at 4:20 PM in the same acacia tree at the bird and butterfly garden. Seen with Too Fly. The bird was sitting about 3/4 of the way to the top of the bush on the west side. 

Dan Jehl 
San Diego 


On Oct 3, 2019, at 9:57 AM, Mark Stratton <zostropz@...> wrote:

There are about a dozen birders That have seen the red eyed vireo In the tree as per the email that was sent out yesterday.  This is an Acacia Tree located in the north west corner of the garden.  There has also been a red breasted sapsucker here as well.

 Mark Stratton from North Park 


Re: 2 Dickcissels West of Robb field.

Andrew N
 

Dickcissel still continues at 4:05pm. Only one bird in view currently with some great looks.

Andrew Newmark
Hillcrest, San Diego


2 Dickcissels West of Robb field.

Charlene Glacy
 

We walked to the end of the channel past the last Robb Field ball field. Walked down to a nature trail behind some gray apartments with blue railing. Dickcissels were on the rope boundaries along the trail by yellow flowers. Also found the Tropical Kingbird.

Char Glacy & Marcie Mason
San Diego


10/3- Red eyed Vireo Continues at the bird and butterfly garden

Mark Stratton
 

There are about a dozen birders That have seen the red eyed vireo In the tree as per the email that was sent out yesterday.  This is an Acacia Tree located in the north west corner of the garden.  There has also been a red breasted sapsucker here as well.

 Mark Stratton from North Park 


Black-and-white Warbler - Solana Highlands Park

Alex Abela
 

This morning (10/3) there was a female-type BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER foraging in the cluster of tipu trees behind the softball backstop at Solana Highlands Park.

Alex Abela
San Diego, CA


Re: Red-eyed Vireo at the B&B Garden

Eric Sibbald
 

Hello all,

The Red-eyed Vireo continues at the far western edge of the Bird and Butterfly Garden, where the line of tamarisks along the north edge ends and the small line of pines going north ends. It's been staying in a small tree/bush (I'm not good with my plants), on the eastern edge of the plant and comes out every 30 minutes or so for a few minutes. The Yellow-green Vireo is also continuing, moving with a mixed flock along the trees the run along the southeast edge. It started by the entrance and has been slowly working southeast. 

Good birding,
Eric Sibbald


Re: Red-eyed Vireo at the B&B Garden

Barbara
 

Please excuse my spelling error. It should have been Eric Sibbald as the finder of the Red-eyed Vireo.

He also says that the Yellow-green Vireo continues today at the B&B.

Barbara Carlson
San Diego

On Oct 2, 2019, at 11:43 AM, Barbara via Groups.Io <barbarac2003=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Found this morning (10/02) by Eric Seibald. Coordinates are 32.554471,-117.086587

The messager,

Barbara Carlson
San Diego



Buena Vista Audubon Pelagic Sunday Oct. 13, 2019

David Povey
 

Hello Birders,
This is a reminder that the Sunday, Oct. 13th BVAS pelagic is just a week and a half away.
This trip unlike the trips in August and September is not sold out, and has spaces available.
This is a ten hour trip and will depart at 7 a.m. and return about  5 p.m. Please be at the landing for check in by 6:15.
Parking should not as big an issue as the summer trips. Still allow time to find a spot. Free parking can be found in the parking lot by Pizza Nova. Be sure to park in the 72 hour spots. Some free parking can also be found in the neighborhood. There should be spots in the paid lot as well.
We should be able to travel to all the areas we covered on the Sept. trip. GOOD TRIP !
Storms north of us may have moved some birds down our way.
The Regular price is $140. You can reserve a spot at 619 222-1144 or online at www.hmlanding.com . filter to the boat Grande,. scoll down to Oct. 13th. Birding. and you can purchase your ticket online.
I hope you'll join us,
Dave Povey
Dulzura


Possible Greater Pewee Mt Laguna Wooded Hill Nat. Trail Oct 2

Susan Smith
 

Reporting for Manolo Turner re possible Greater Pewee on Wooded Hill Nature Trail in Lagunas. From parking area for that trail take trail on south side of lot and go to first real uphill part, where there are switchbacks, and this is general where seen last this morning. If someone with camera is in area. It would be good to get photo. Manolo realizes this is review species and will prepare his documentation.  

Sue Smith, Del Mar



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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Susan Smith
Seiurus Biological Consulting
Del Mar, CA


Red-eyed Vireo at the B&B Garden

Barbara
 

Found this morning (10/02) by Eric Seibald. Coordinates are 32.554471,-117.086587

The messager,

Barbara Carlson
San Diego


Painted Redstart & Blackpoll Warbler at Whelan Lake

Kathy
 

This morning at Whelan Lake there is a Painted Redstart in the large eucalyptus trees next to the parking lot and a Blackpoll Warbler in various trees at water's edge near the caretaker's house.  With Eve Martin and Jane Mygatt.

Kathy Aldern 
Leucadia 

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