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Female rose breasted grosbeak

Ethna Piazza
 

A female rose breasted grosbeak has been visiting my feeder today on Mount Soledad, La Jolla. Will post photos in ebird.

Bay-breasted

Charles Jackson
 

Just a brief note, a negative result. Did not see it late yesterday afternoon after the last sighting, and this morning (05 JUN 2017) between 0610 and 0650 not seen or heard along Dudley or the alley behind the two residences reported earlier. Left Mr. Galt and Mr. Kallen still looking when I left. So, folks still looking for this gem.

Charles

Northern Parula at PLNU 6/4

James Pawlicki
 

Early evening around 5 pm, there was a female-type Northern Parula foraging in the taller deciduous-like trees in the garden area at Point Loma Nazarene (just north of Dupont St entrance). Also an imm. male Costa's Hummingbird foraging in the flowering cape honeysuckle growing on the slope just down from the ocean lookout directly west of the entrance at the end of Garden St.


Jim Pawlicki
La Mesa, CA

Re: Bay-breasted Warbler looks like it was re-found

Susan Smith
 

Yes, This bird was refound at the same (original) address 3658 Dudley at about 2:30 pm.  I was there with Shirley Reynolds from Orange County. We had split up, but while I was checking the alley, she saw the bird in a tree by the road at the sw corner of the yard at this address in trees drooping over  the schist stone wall adjacent to the road.  I ran back and saw it about 2:35 or so.   It was with a flock of bushtits, and for the ten minutes we watched it, but it did not vocalize. It disappeared (as did the bushtits) about 2:55 pm.  It is truly a beautiful bird and I hope other get to see it.  I did not post because it had been seen earlier in the day, in the same area, and one would assume the bird was still around.  Hope it sticks around and others get to see this spectacular bird that  Michael Lester found.  Thanks to Shirley who refound it and buzzed me on my cell phone when I was 1/2 a block away. 

Susan Smith
Seiurus Biological  Consulting
Del Mar, CA 




-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Stratton zostropz@... [SanDiegoRegionBirding]
To: SanDiegoRegionBirding&RBA
Sent: Sun, Jun 4, 2017 6:40 pm
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Bay-breasted Warbler looks like it was re-found

 
I didn't see it here or on the text alert but there is an e-bird report that it was re-found after 2 pm at the previously reported address I believe.

Mark Stratton
North Park

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Bay-breasted Warbler looks like it was re-found

Mark Stratton
 

I didn't see it here or on the text alert but there is an e-bird report that it was re-found after 2 pm at the previously reported address I believe.

Mark Stratton
North Park

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Bay-breasted Warbler pics

Eric Kallen
 

A few passable photos of this morning's Bay-breasted Warbler on Dudley Street in Point Loma. Found by Michael Lester.

(June 4, 2017)


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Eric Kallen

San Diego

Re: Long-tailed duck

Shannon Mendia
 

Hello all,

There was a male long-tailed duck floating around on the west edge of the
San Diego Bay, just south of the Naval Amphibious Base Coronado on Friday
June 2. This may be the same one from the beginning of May in winter
plumage since it was sighted in the same location. He is now working on his
breeding plumage though.

You might be able to see him from Bayshore bikeway or a boat (I saw him
from non-access Navy land).

I've attached a picture I took with my cell phone through my binoculars.
Terrible quality but gives you a look at his plumage at least.

Best,
Shannon Mendia

Bay-breasted Warbler Point Loma

Alex Abela
 

There is a singing male BAY-BREASTED WARBLER at 3714 Dudley in Point Loma, first found by Michael Lester.

Alex Abela

Bay-breasted Warbler--Point Loma

Michael Lester
 

Hi all,

There is currently a BAY-BREASTED WARBLER intermittently singing in the yard at 3658 Dudley St in the Silvergate neighborhood of Point Loma. Have only gotten one brief view so far from the alley to the north and am still attempting photos.

Michael Lester
Mission Hills

Lawrence's Goldfinches at Stonewall Mine 06/03/2017

thurstycat53@...
 

Good morning all,


My apologizes in advanced. I know this is not a rare bird per say, but when I am out and about I do get asked about this bird and where they can be found by visiting birders. I see on eBird they are being found all over the county but in very small numbers. Yesterday at Stonewall Mine I found three distinct flocks of them in good numbers at the outer perimeter trails, and one small flock at Fletcher Island which is a part of Lake Cuyamaca. So this should be a good area to see them as well as take any out of town birders who would also like to see them.


Terry Hurst

Santee

Scissortailed Flycatcher defending nest against a pair of crows, Twin Trails Park, Saturday June 3

Susan Smith
 

I just learned that Mauro Colabianchi posted in eBird earlier today, the presence of three young  STFL x WEKI fledglings here. I hope they are still around, but I did not see them--only the adult STFL battling with the crows.  

Susan Smith
Seiurus Biological  Consulting
Del Mar, CA 




-----Original Message-----
From: Susan Smith
To: sandiegoregionbirding
Sent: Sat, Jun 3, 2017 4:59 pm
Subject: Scissortailed Flycatcher defending nest against a pair of crows, Twin Trails Park, Saturday June 3

Tipped off by Eve Martin that the Scissortailed Flycatcher at Twin Trails Park, Rancho Penasquitos,  may be on a nest, but that the presumed Western Kingbird mate had paired up with another WEKI instead, I spent about 20 minutes over there between 3:20-3:40 pm today. Sure enough, quickly found the STFL on her nest high up in one of the eucs close to Twin Trails Drive, but she spent most of the time chasing away a pair American Crows, who sure seemed to be intent on raiding her nest.  And the male WEKI was not there to help defend the nest, at least not during the time I was there.  But in between the short intervals of sitting on her nest, she was furiously doing lots of pretty spectacular acrobatic maneuvers trying to chase the crows away.  I sure felt like taking a potshot at those crows.

Susan Smith
Seiurus Biological  Consulting
Del Mar, CA 


Point Loma White-eyed Vireo & Summer Tanager

Trent R. Stanley
 

Eric Kallen and I birded around Point Loma this morning, 6/3. Overall it was pretty dead. We did see and hear the White-eyed Vireo briefly at 530 Silvergate Ave. While searching around Fort Rosecrans a young male Summer Tanager made its presence known pitucking at the Dip, but didn't stick around long and flew NE towards the Wall. I managed to get a distant ID picture of it..



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Scissortailed Flycatcher defending nest against a pair of crows, Twin Trails Park, Saturday June 3

Susan Smith
 

Tipped off by Eve Martin that the Scissortailed Flycatcher at Twin Trails Park, Rancho Penasquitos,  may be on a nest, but that the presumed Western Kingbird mate had paired up with another WEKI instead, I spent about 20 minutes over there between 3:20-3:40 pm today. Sure enough, quickly found the STFL on her nest high up in one of the eucs close to Twin Trails Drive, but she spent most of the time chasing away a pair American Crows, who sure seemed to be intent on raiding her nest.  And the male WEKI was not there to help defend the nest, at least not during the time I was there.  But in between the short intervals of sitting on her nest, she was furiously doing lots of pretty spectacular acrobatic maneuvers trying to chase the crows away.  I sure felt like taking a potshot at those crows.

Susan Smith
Seiurus Biological  Consulting
Del Mar, CA 


Common Poorwill

Gary Grantham
 

There was a Common Poorwill calling repeatedly in South Scripps Ranch this evening (6/2/17) at 9:00 pm.


Gary Grantham

Scripps Ranch

2017-06-01 Nesting at Border Field

JackDaynes
 

https://shadetreeimaging.com/2017-06-01-nesting-at-border-field/

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Indigo bunting

Nancy Christensen
 

Mel and I refound the Indigo Bunting female reported to Ebird yesterday by Matt S. on the Pt Loma Nazarene campus, north of Dudley on the dirt path on the eastern edge of the campus. We were right behind the daycare building . We both had a solid look at the bird, but as we grabbed for our cameras it dropped behind a fence. We waited for quite a bit but the bird did not resurface. We noted other birds dropping into the same yard and speculate there may be water available there.

Nancy Christensen
Ramona


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

Yellow-rumped Warbler at Agua Dulce Creek, Laguna Mts.

John Walters
 

Jim Banks and I spent the morning scouting out Agua Dulce Creek in the Laguna Mountains in preparation for the San Diego Audubon Society's field trip scheduled for this Saturday, June 3. Best bird of the morning was a singing Yellow-rumped Warbler, either a very late spring migrant or a bird attempting to spend the summer. We found it where the road from above comes down to the creek, a couple of hundred yards north of the pump house; Google Earth gives the location 32 degrees 51 minutes 30 seconds N, 116 degrees 26 minutes 00 seconds W.

It was a lovely spring day with lots of flowers and green vegetation; the mountains enjoyed the wet winter. Still some spaces available on the field trip--check with the SDAS office to sign up.

John Walters

Bonita, CA

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North American Birds

Guy McCaskie
 

County Coordinators/Contributors:

The Spring Migration Season (1 March through 31 May 2016) 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 through 2016), not the American Birding Association (7th edition of the ABA Checklist, 2009). 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).

Reports should be sent to the appropriate County Coordinators (listed below)
or directly to Guy McCaskie. Reports for this season must be received prior
to 21 June 2017. NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS can’t exist without your input.

David Compton (Santa Barbara County)
736 Cieneguitas, # F
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
davcompton@...  

Tom M. Edell (San Luis Obispo County)
46 8th Street
Cayucos, CA 93430
tedell@...  

Kimball L. Garrett (Los Angeles County)
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90007
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Chet McGaugh (Riverside County 
194 W. Broadbent Drive
Riverside, CA 92507
chetmcgaugh@...


Kelli Heindel-Levinson
1819 Locust Ravine
Bakersfield, Ca 93306
KKHeindel@...

Tom and Jo Heindel (Inyo County)
PO Box 400
Big Pine, CA 93513
tjheindel@...  

Adam Searcy (Ventura County)
2420 Balmoral Ct.
Camarillo, CA 93010
serpophaga@...

Alexander E. Koonce (San Bernardino County)
1357 Paige Lane
Redlands, CA 92373-6878
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Guy McCaskie (San Diego and Imperial County)
954 Grove Avenue
Imperial Beach, CA 91932
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Douglas R. Willick (Orange County)
236 S Batavia St #E
Orange CA 92868
Doug.Willick@...  

We thank you in advance for your time and effort.

Guy McCaskie and Kimball L. Garrett.

 

2017-05-28 Red Hill At The Salton Sea

JackDaynes
 

Hola Amigos y Amigas,

Tales from beyond the county line (I know), but still a destination within a few hours drive for most of us. Includes some thoughts on photographing Lesser Nighthawks.

https://shadetreeimaging.com/2017-05-28-red-hill-at-the-salton-sea/

I hope you enjoy,

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Wildlife Photography with
Emphasis on Birds
==================================
858-442-1907
Poway, California (San Diego Co.)
N 32° 57' W 117° 04'
At 508' Elevation
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Rose-breasted Grosbeak

mikewittmer0582@...
 

Had a very brief visit of a Rose-breasted Grosbeak at our feeders.  Very white breast, reddish collar coming down from mid-point of neck with a black head.  White continued downward where the feathering was slightly colored going toward the vent.  The bill was uniformly light in color (like off white) and a noticeable white coloration on it's rump.