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Rose-breasted Grosbeak in Carlsbad

Rick Grove
 

While working in the yard this AM, i was surprised to see a Grosbeak at my feeder, and even more surprised when i put my glasses on and detected a red-tinged on the breast.  Photos on the eBird list were shot thorough the window, but are consistent with the views I had while in the yard.  The bird returned intermittently through the day, and may be viewed from our west fence- line.



Continuing Lewis's Woodpeckers at Stonewall Mine

Eve Martin
 

Hello birders! 

The LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS first reported by Andrew last Friday, Oct. 25, continued today/Saturday at Stonewall Mine. Sonya and Michael B. were already there admiring the small flock when we arrived around 7:45am this morning.  They were still hanging out in the pines around the restrooms.  I'm not sure how many there were in total, but I was able to count five of them as they left the area flying northwest around 8am.  By 9:15am, two more were back in the same area and again closer to 10:30am.   They're around :)

The eBird list with some more details and some pretty bad ID photos can be found here!

https://ebird.org/checklist/S61119327

~Eve
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Eve Martin
Del Mar, California


Re: Possible Scarlet Tanager Fort Rosecrans

Nancy Christensen
 

Scarlet Tanager continues at 3pm. Sitting on the fence, extreme SW corner of Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.

Nancy Christensen
Ramona


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

On Nov 2, 2019, at 12:46 PM, Nathan French <nathanfrenchphotography@gmail.com> wrote:

Looks like a WETA with no wing bars. Orange bill looks bright for the gray bill shown in Sibley guide so I’m not 100%. Been fairly cooperative in SW Corner for past 20 mins. (32.6804786, -117.2443496)

Nathan French
Hillcrest


Encinitas Laughing Gull (11/2/19)

Jimmy McMorran
 

Hi Birders,
At approximately 13:40 (1:40 pm) a Laughing Gull (appeared to be first winter) was seen at Moonlight Beach. When I saw it, it was on the sand with a California Gull and then took flight quickly. It could have been there for a long time on the sand as far as I know, and may be associating with growing Gull flock here. I am always birding, but was not actively birding at this time. Playing frisbee with kid. I will try and track down for documentation, but only have my phone right now. Definitely Laughing Gull, NOT Franklin’s Gull.
Just getting word out. I will repost if I see it again.
Good Birding,
Jimmy McMorran
Leucadia, Ca


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Good Birding,
Jimmy McMorran,
Leucadia, CA


Possible Scarlet Tanager Fort Rosecrans

Nathan French
 

Looks like a WETA with no wing bars. Orange bill looks bright for the gray bill shown in Sibley guide so I’m not 100%. Been fairly cooperative in SW Corner for past 20 mins. (32.6804786, -117.2443496)

Nathan French
Hillcrest


Clay-colored Sparrow

Guy McCaskie
 

This morning there was a well-marked Clay-colored Sparrow at the ballfields on Sunset Avenue in the Tijuana River Valley.

 

Guy McCaskie


Late ATFL?

phil Pryde
 

    Yesterday (November 1) afternoon, while looking for the earlier-reported Hoody Mergs at Famosa Slough (unsuccessfully), I came across a common but unexpected bird, an Ash-throated Flycatcher.  Thinking they should all be hone by now, I checked the Bird Atlas when I got home, which said “fall migration trails off through October”.  Over the years,a few have been recorded wintering. 
    Just wondering, have there been any recent sightings of the bird in November?  Is it just late leaving, or possibly planning to winter over?  
    Anyone birding at the Slough in the next few days might keep eye open for it. When I saw it, it was near the bench along the trail on the west side of the Slough, only about 20’ away from me. 

Phil Pryde 
San Diego 



Clay-colored Sparrow Continues

Annie S
 

The Clay-colored Sparrow found by Ron and Blanche Ramswick on November 1st continues at Upper Cottonwood Creek park in Encinitas this morning, 2nd November.

It is on the north side of the park, hanging out with white-crowned sparrow at the edge of the border and the grass.

Picture of a picture attached.

Annie S

San Diego 





American Redstart continues 11/2

Rodney Gast
 

Encinitas, Cottonwood park lower. Andrew Newmark heard the call and located bird, same location west of tennis court, along path around 7:30 this morning. Very active and very vocal. Pictures taken.

Rodney Gast
North Park


La Jolla Cove Nov 2

Stan Walens
 

Somewhere between 2-3 gazillion black-vented shearwaters.

Stan Walens, San Diego
Nov 2, 2019; 7:35am


Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Plumbeous Vireo, Guajome Park

Brian Dooley
 

Vireo seen actively foraging in the trees by the picket ball court. This is most likely the same bird seen here last week. Also of interest was a Red-naped Sapsucker near Guajome Lake Road.

As I was leaving, I discovered a male YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER in the eucs along Guajome Lake Road near the northeast entrance of the park. It's very active and frequents many trees.

Brian Dooley


American Redstart

Maryanne Bache
 

American Redstart, bright male seen today at 4:30 PM in Encinitas at lower Cottonwood Creek park west of the tennis court foraging in the willows 20 feet from the walking path fanning its tail showing its halloween colors of orange and black and yellow.

Maryanne Bache
Encinitas


Thick-billed Kingbird Returns to the Poggi Creek Greenbelt

dan jehl
 

This afternoon, October 31, 2019, the thick -billed kingbird has returned again to the Poggi Creek Greenbelt. He was seen and heard in the trees just east of the Greenbelt and just south of the new Starbucks.

Dan Jehl
San Diego


Poss. Plumbeous Vireo Chollas Creek

Jeff Spaulding
 

I had a couple of brief looks at a Solitary-type Vireo at Chollas Creek this morning at about 10:20. It was in the willows along the creek across from 5220 Chollas Parkway North (west of 54th) I saw it first in poor lighting, then had a head-on look in better lighting. Looked very gray without much contrast but I never had a good side view. Thick vireo bill, thick white "spectacles", strong wingbars. 
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Jeff Spaulding
San Diego, CA


Mission Bay Rarities

Nathan French
 

This morning the Nelson’s Sparrow made a couple of brief appearances at Kendall Frost Marsh (32.7927577, -117.2312729) for Aaron Gyllenhaal and I, just seconds after Stan left (thanks Stan!). Also the Snow Goose is still hanging out at the pond on Mission Bay Golf Course. (32.8020674, -117.2189112)


Nathan French
Hillcrest


Hooded Mergansers at Famosa Slough

Edward Henry
 

The trio of Hooded Mergansers at Famosa Slough that John Bruin reported earlier were still there at 1:30 pm, on the east side of the big pond.

Ed Henry


Magnolia Warbler continues at Solana Highlands Park

Annie S
 

The Magnolia Warbler first found by Alex Abela on 10/29 continues this morning 10/30 in the Tipu trees behind the ballfield backstop. The bird is uncooperative, staying at the top of the canopy and moving frequently.  It was also seen in the Tipus from the concrete walkway some hundreds of feet to the west.

Happy birding 

Annie S
San Diego


Tricolored Heron

Kerry Ross
 

There is a subadult TRICOLORED HERON at Bayside Park off H st on SD Bay. It's at the north end on the concrete wall for the ship yard.

Keers (as the MAMU says)

Kerry Ross
Bay Park


Hooded Mergansers- Famosa Slough

John Bruin
 

One male and two females presently on the main pond. 10:40, October 30.

John Bruin
Bay Park


Blackburnian Warbler continues at Solana Highlands Park

Mel Senac
 

The Blackburnian Warbler first found by Alex Abela on 10/29 continues this morning 10/30 in the Tipu trees behind the ballfield backstop. The bird is very cooperative and photogenic. It was still being seen at eye level when I left at 9:10 AM.
I did not see the Magnolia Warbler but my time was limited. It may have been seen briefly by another birder.
Mel Senac
Carmel Valley

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