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La Jolla seawatch – Franklin's Gull, May 06, 2017

Gary Nunn
 

Rather slow seawatch this afternoon May 06, 2017 at La Jolla Cove but pulses raised when Stan Walens called out a FRANKLIN'S GULL exiting the cove at 3:56pm.

Nice adult with faint pinkish wash visible on the underparts.

Some very distant photos in my eBird checklist here http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36606023

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Gary Nunn
Pacific Beach

Photos of Rose-breasted Grosbeak and Calliope Hummingbirds from Flintkote Ave

Lisa Ruby
 

Hi,

Here are a few photos of the Rose-breasted Grosbeak and Calliope Hummingbirds from this morning/early afternoon off Flintkote Ave.
Nothing great, but good for ID. Also had a Western Tanager along the trail in the Roselle St. Riparian Area.

Grosbeak:

https://tinyurl.com/k693tfd

https://tinyurl.com/mwlbl8c


Female Calliope:

https://tinyurl.com/k2vucr5


Male Calliope

https://tinyurl.com/kyv3am8

https://tinyurl.com/jwaesf9


Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs
lruby1@...


<https://tinyurl.com/k2vucr5>

Calliope hummingbirds -Flintkote

Lisa Ruby
 

The male Calliope Hummingbird was still in the same area previously reported down the trail off Flintkote, past the house. Seen and photographed about 15 minutes ago. There is also a female. Male was doing dive displays. Also seen by Ryan and Lori Andrews.

Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs



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Re: Rose-breasted Grosbeak- Flintkote Ave

Eric Kallen
 

A few flight shots of the rose-breasted grosbeak at:


In a new folder titled " rose breasted grosbeak...". It should be first folder .

Eric Kallen
San Diego


On May 6, 2017, at 8:32 AM, John Bruin johnrbruin@... [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply@...> wrote:

 

Just found again same location at 8:20 Saturday 


John Bruin 
San Diego 

Rose-breasted Grosbeak- Flintkote Ave

John Bruin
 

Just found again same location at 8:20 Saturday 

John Bruin 
San Diego 

Re: Rose-breasted Grosbeak: Flintkote, 5May17

Charles Jackson
 

Still present at 1755. Up steep hillside about 150 yards in from automated entrance gate. Sang briefly, dropped into brush out of sight, and some minutes later it flew across the road into riparian grove (presumably to roost, it was getting pretty dark).

Charles
Torrey Hills


On May 5, 2017, at 19:40, txsandpiper@... [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply@...> wrote:

 

Photos of the male ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK that I found today around 1:20 PM at Flintkote canyon/Ave location are included in following ebird report.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36577137

Tito Gonzalez
Carlsbad, CA

Re: Rose-breasted Grosbeak: Flintkote, 5May17

Tito Gonzalez
 

Photos of the male ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK that I found today around 1:20 PM at Flintkote canyon/Ave location are included in following ebird report.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36577137

Tito Gonzalez
Carlsbad, CA

Re: Rose-breasted Grosbeak: Flintkote, 5May17

Eric Kallen
 

Rose-breasted refound on hillside... same spot

Eric Kallen


On May 5, 2017, at 1:53 PM, txsandpiper txsandpiper@... [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply@...> wrote:

 

Male on west side about 140 yards past entry gate.

Tito Gonzalez
Carlsbad, CA

Cedar Waxwing Extravaganza

Gary Grantham
 

This morning (5/5/17) there was a flock of 100+ Cedar Waxwings in a foraging frenzy in our neighborhood in South Scripps Ranch.  They were feeding on berries from two Indian Laurel Fig trees (Ficus microcarpa nitida).  Maybe stocking up in anticipation of a trip north.


Gary Grantham

Scripps Ranch

next san elijo lagoon monthly bird count monday 8 may

Robert Patton
 

Please spread the word –

San Elijo Lagoon monthly bird count

Monday May 8th (& 2nd Monday of each month, rain or shine)

Meet at the north end of Rios Ave in Solana Beach at 7:30 am

(from I-5, exit Lomas Santa Fe Dr & head west, turn north on Rios Ave which is just east of Highway 101 & the railroad tracks)

Bring a lunch or pick up one nearby & we’ll meet to compile at noon at the nature center (SE of intersection of Manchester Ave & San Elijo Ave)

Thanks!

R. Patton

San Diego, CA

Rose-breasted Grosbeak: Flintkote, 5May17

Tito Gonzalez
 

Male on west side about 140 yards past entry gate.
Tito Gonzalez
Carlsbad, CA

Indigo Bunting: Flintkote Canyon, Sorrento Valley

Susan Smith
 

Eric Kallen reports Indigo Bunting male in blooming mustard at Flintkote Canyon this morning 8:09 am.


Susan Smith
Seiurus Biological Consulting
Del Mar, CA

-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Kallen <Eric@...>
To: Susan Smith <@seiurus>
Sent: Fri, May 5, 2017 8:09 am
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Calliope Hummer Male, Flintkote Canyon, Sorrento Valley

Indigo bunting male in mustard now
On May 4, 2017, at 8:23 PM, Susan Smith <@seiurus> wrote:

Hi Eric, this is about the spot. Put into your GPS the corner of Flintkote Ave and Estuary Way. sue

[Flintkote Calliope.jpg]

Susan Smith
Seiurus Biological Consulting
Del Mar, CA




-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Kallen <Eric@...>
To: Susan Smith <@seiurus>
Sent: Thu, May 4, 2017 8:13 pm
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Calliope Hummer Male, Flintkote Canyon, Sorrento Valley

Where is this spot?

Eric

Sent from my iPad

On May 4, 2017, at 6:57 PM, Susan Smith @seiurus<mailto:@seiurus> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply@...<mailto:SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply@...>> wrote:


Nice mid-day outing at Flinkote (couldnt get there earlier). Adult male Calliope Hummer feeding on nectar of a good-size blooming Pride of Madeira bush along the trail just about 60-70 yds west of the 'house' on the Flintkote trail, maybe just 30 ft after the rough asphalt trail turns to a dirt one. Also quite a few Lazuli Buntings and and couple of pairs of Blue Grosbeaks in the habitat restoration part of Flintkote (Lazulis singing but often hidden in the mustard and other bushes of the southern hill, but they every once in a while fly up and to a perch). It's a nice spring spot to check out. sue

Susan Smith
Seiurus Biological Consulting
Del Mar, CA



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Calliope Hummer Male, Flintkote Canyon, Sorrento Valley

Susan Smith
 

Nice mid-day outing at Flinkote (couldnt get there earlier). Adult male Calliope Hummer feeding on nectar of a good-size blooming Pride of Madeira bush along the trail just about 60-70 yds west of the 'house' on the Flintkote trail, maybe just 30 ft  after the rough asphalt trail turns to a dirt one. Also quite a few Lazuli Buntings and and couple of pairs of Blue Grosbeaks in the habitat restoration  part of Flintkote (Lazulis singing but often hidden in the mustard and other bushes of the southern hill, but they every once in a while fly up and to a perch).  It's a nice spring spot to check out.  sue

Susan Smith
Seiurus Biological  Consulting
Del Mar, CA 


FYI: La Jolla Cove

Stan Walens
 

Has been dead after 2 days of very nice numbers of brown boobies. Yesterday 4 gray whales spent 90 minutes 100 yards offshore. But no right whale.

A warning: Storm coming but there is a big event Friday and Saturday so parking will be impossible and there will be hordes of people walking everywhere.

Stan Walens
San Diego

Tropical Kingbird

mikewittmer0582@...
 

I was checking out the Famosa Slough around 1030 am this morning when I spotted a rather large kingbird with big bill, lots of yellow on belly and breast.  The back was tinged with green.  I got home and checked Sibley's and it's a Tropical Kingbird.

Kitchen Creek Rd. 5/3

Ryan Andrews
 

I birded Pacific Crest Trail this morning, May 3rd 2017, with a visiting birder from Iowa. We started at the PCT pullout and walked about a mile east. There was a lot of activity in this whole area. We had a Scott's Oriole fly in right by the pullout shortly after arriving. Along the trail, there were many Black-chinned and Rufous-crowned Sparrows, multiple Gray Vireos, and several Mountain Quail (including one that perched out in the open for extended views -- my first good views after countless glimpses). There was also a very impressive movement of Lazuli Buntings in the area. We easily had 20 individuals, but I suspect that actual count was many more since they were flying through the area. Twice we had over 5 individuals in one bush.


Here's the complete checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36524484


We also birded other areas in the Lagunas but didn't have anything else of note. Lots and lots of butterflies this time of year.


Ryan Andrews

Valley Center

Cuyamaca Peak, 3 May 2017

Geoffrey L. Rogers
 

Hank Ingersoll and I searched once again for White-headed Woodpecker here without success. I’m of the opinion they are extirpated from the Cuyamacas and likely the Lagunas but I hope to be proven wrong. More expected but also missing were Olive-sided Flycatcher, Yellow-rumped Warbler, and Purple Finch. The Iris Kenna Memorial Bench at the intersection of Azalea Spring Fire Road and Lookout Road has now broken into several parts. This is a shame and I guess there are no plans to restore it. A pleasant day otherwise. Butterflies were on the summit and water was flowing strongly at Deer Spring.

 

 

Geoffrey L. Rogers

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San Diego, CA

 

 

Re: Scissortail Flycatcher/Western Kingbird Pair back at Rancho Penasquitos 5/3/2017

Eric Kallen
 

Pretty easy to find in the smallish sycamores around the swingset and kiddie stuff at 2pm. I will post pics at:

Egk.smugmug.com later today. Navigate to "recent birds."

Eric Kallen
San Diego


On May 3, 2017, at 10:10 AM, Susan Smith seiurus@... [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply@...> wrote:

 

Eve Martin reports this morning that the 'Odd (but beautiful) Couple' is back at Twin Trails Community Park. The adult Scissortail FC and the Western Kingbird, that nested and produced hybrid young last year are baaack. This park is located at 8900 Twin Trails Dr, San Diego, CA. Eve will provide a full report later.  


Susan Smith
Seiurus Biological  Consulting
Del Mar, CA 


Scissortail Flycatcher/Western Kingbird Pair back at Rancho Penasquitos 5/3/2017

Susan Smith
 

Eve Martin reports this morning that the 'Odd (but beautiful) Couple' is back at Twin Trails Community Park. The adult Scissortail FC and the Western Kingbird, that nested and produced hybrid young last year are baaack. This park is located at 8900 Twin Trails Dr, San Diego, CA. Eve will provide a full report later.  

Susan Smith
Seiurus Biological  Consulting
Del Mar, CA 


MacGillivray's Wa in Mission Valley

Sara Baase Mayers
 


8:30am (May 3) south side of paved path, south of SD River, west from Camino del Este, in low vegetation directly across from picnic table near "Saks off 5th."

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