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Cassin's Vireo et al.; San Elijo Lagoon Visitor Trial, 3 Feb 2016

Tito Gonzalez
 

I observed and photographed a CASSIN’S VIREO this morning, 3 Feb 2016, from the San Elijo Lagoon Visitor Center trail around 8:30 am. The specific location was along the northern edge of trial  where it comes out at Manchester.  At first I thought it was the previously reported Plumbeous Vireo but it consistently had warm yellow flanks and edges to secondaries.

 

Photos at:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/81902992@N03/24781023036/in/dateposted-public/

 

Also of note at location in the last couple of days was a male WILSON’S WARBLER and a Fox Sparrow (believed to be Sooty type).

 

Finally, after seeing and photographing the continuing female BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER near the boardwalk earlier in the week. I looked at all the recent photos in ebird at location. Interestingly, there was an approximately 50/50 split between female-type and males.  So it appears that there are two continuing BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERS at this location.

 

Tito Gonzalez

Carlsbad, CA


Borrego Eurasian Wigeon

Robert Theriault
 

For the record, Paul Lehman's female Eurasian Wigeon continues in the RoadRunner Club area as of 03 Feb 2016. She hangs with the wigeon flock which moves around a bit; today found at tee #9 at the Springs golf course. Bob Theriault / Borrego Springs. 


Continuing Birds

Janice Nordenberg <jnordenb@...>
 

The female Hermit Warbler and the adult male Summer Tanager were seen in the pines along Rimini Rd in Del Mar this morning. The Black-and-White Warbler was not found. However, the Black-and-White Warbler at the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center trail was seen along the lagoon side late morning. The male Orchard Oriole showed very well at 10:25 AM in the blooming coral tree on Arden in the first block north of Santa Fe in Encinitas. Viewers included Sue Smith, Barbara Carlson, Marcie Mason, Sara and Keith Mayers and me.

 

Jan Nordenberg

San Diego  

 


Iceland Gull

Guy McCaskie
 

Observers,

 

Since Iceland Gull is a California Bird Records Committee (CBRC), I think it would be prudent for all those convinced that they saw/photographed an Iceland Gull at Lower Otay Lake, to submit documentation to the CBRC. If you are unfamiliar with the functioning of the CBRC, I suggest visiting the CBRC Website at  http://www.californiabirds.org

 

Thank you,

 

Guy McCaskie


More on Del Mar birds this morning, 3 Feb, Cassin's Vireo continues on Klish, etc

Susan Smith
 

As Paul Lehman mentioned, the HERMIT WARBLER and bright male SUMMER TANAGER continue in Del Mar along upper Rimini, where the Wednesday Birding Group gathered in the early morning. Also there, and along Umatilla, lower Rimini, and Cuchara Drive were many PINE SISKINS , many more than I saw the last time I visited the area. I'd say there were at least 20 on upper Rimini and Umatilla and more than 25-30  on lower Rimini and and Cuchara, all highly vocal. These were difficult to count because they tended to stay high in many of the pine trees,  where they blended in, but the whole area was busy with their burry "zipper " songs. 
    When some of our group went on to Encinitas to look for the Orchard Oriole there, I stayed in the Del Mar area and checked out the Orchid Lane and Klish Way intersection and nearby along Klish to Hoska Drive, where I refound the continuing CASSIN'S VIREO and a RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH in the large round pine in front of 810 and 820 Klish Way. 


Susan Smith
Seiurus Biological  Consulting
Del Mar, CA 



Warbler, gull

Nancy Christensen
 

The Laughing Gull continued at Bayside Park this morning, swimming around off shore.
At Friendship Park in Chula Vista I failed to find the Black-throated Green Warbler, but did find s first winter Hermit Warbler that I don't think has been previously reported.

Nancy Christensen
Ramona


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


Lesser Yellowlegs - Tijuana River South of Sod Farm

John Bruin
 

Today I was in the Dairy Mart Area and stopped at the south end of the bridge just before you would turn into the model airplane site. On the large mudflats there were a number of ducks, shore birds and at least 15 Greater Yellowlegs along with two smaller Yellowlegs with shorter bills that appear to me to be Lesser Yellowlegs.

3 photos here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/118067347@N06/24502334290/in/datetaken-public/

John Bruin
Bay Park


Possible Iceland Gulls pics that may or may not help.

Mark Stratton
 

I went back out Sunday afternoon, in a boat and took two pics of Gulls that may or may not be the same gull being talk about right now as an Iceland.  I have no prior experience with this bird.  The bottom 3 birds are listed as Misc. Gulls.  The middle of the 3 pics, I believe is a Thayers Gull, the other two, I don't know.  Your welcome to look and judge yourselves.  Below is a link to my checklist.

Mark Stratton


Miscellanea, plus Iceland Gull report

lehman.paul@verizon.net
 

The eBird report of Iceland Gull over the weekend had several photos and the bird looked to me like an in-between type bird between Thayer's and Iceland in overall coloration and also in overall heft and bill size. It was like the other bird at Lower Otay Lake. But I am sure there will be no great consensus of opinion.

In miscellaneous news, the Painted Redstart continued yesterday, tuesday, in Tierrasanta, and today, Wednesday, there is a new Black and white Warbler and 2 Western Tanagers on Ocean View Avenue in Encinitas. Plus the continuing Hermit Warbler and Summer Tanager in Del Mar.

Paul Lehman, San Diego


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Re: Iceland Gull

Justyn Stahl
 

It was reported from Lower Otay Lake:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S27242789

Justyn Stahl

On Wed, Feb 3, 2016 at 10:39 AM, stlbirdman64@... [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply@...> wrote:
 

I see that an Iceland Gull was reported in eBird a few days ago in San Diego County . . . but no location details as yet that I can find . . . ?


CK Smith

Rick 'n' Mo's Hilltop B&B, NE El Cajon



Re: Iceland Gull

Christopher Taylor
 

-----Original Message-----
From: @stlbirdman64 [SanDiegoRegionBirding] [mailto:SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply@...]
To SanDiegoRegionBirding@...
Sent: Wednesday, Feb 03, 2016 at 10:39 AM (PST)
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding
I see that an Iceland Gull was reported in eBird a few days ago in San Diego County . . . but no location details as yet that I can find . . . ?


CK Smith
Rick 'n' Mo's Hilltop B&B, NE El Cajon


Re: Iceland Gull

Terence Brashear
 

It was mentioned here by Matt Sadowski on January 18.

Around 2 pm after Lea Squires and Matt Sadowski arrived, a very pale
1st-cycle gull appeared on the main dock that showed features consistent
with "Kumlien's" Iceland Gull.
 
Terry Brashear
San Diego County, CA
http://www.naturepixels.com
birdnird AT yahoo.com




From: "stlbirdman64@... [SanDiegoRegionBirding]"
To: SanDiegoRegionBirding@...
Sent: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 10:39 AM
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Iceland Gull

 
I see that an Iceland Gull was reported in eBird a few days ago in San Diego County . . . but no location details as yet that I can find . . . ?

CK Smith
Rick 'n' Mo's Hilltop B&B, NE El Cajon



Iceland Gull

C K Staurovsky
 

I see that an Iceland Gull was reported in eBird a few days ago in San Diego County . . . but no location details as yet that I can find . . . ?


CK Smith

Rick 'n' Mo's Hilltop B&B, NE El Cajon


Purple finches

Ethna Piazza
 

4 purple finches are continuing in the Summit, La Jolla. At 7:30 am, I watched them for several minutes in a tree on Caminito Cruzada. All of them are brown in color, none showing any purple.


Ethna


next san elijo monthly bird count monday 8 feb

Robert Patton
 

Please spread the word –

San Elijo Lagoon monthly bird count

Monday February 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


Immature Snow Goose ? - Bahia Resort

Joann Mockbee
 

Saw what I think is a immature Snow Goose, yesterday afternoon, along the East side of the Bahia Resort - on the lawn with the coots.



Joann Mockbee
Pacific Beach
jmockbee@...



Merlins?

slknitnut1@...
 

Are we correct in thinking this is a Merlin?

link to pictures:

Hawk2-Sweetwater


Thanks!

Susan Lafo


Orchard Oriole

mikewittmer0582@...
 

Thanks to some very specific directions by Nancy I was able to find the bird within minutes of my arrival at the location.  The bird stayed in the tree for about 5 minutes but usually behind a limb or flower.  


Glaucous Winged Gull Oceanside Pier

Susie Martin
 

Hi All,
 
I was on the Oceanside Pier yesterday 2/1/2016 around 3:30-4 pm and saw an Adult Glaucous Winged Gull. I have two clear photos which I would be happy to email to anyone who would like to see. Bird was on the pier with the mix of other local gulls.
 
Photo ID verified by Philip Unitt
 
Susie Martin
Escondido, Ca
flamingirises@hotmail.com


Orchard oriole

Nancy Christensen
 

The stunning male Orchard Oriole found by Paul Lehman during the Christmas bird counts continues on Arden in Encinitas. On the block north of Santa Fe in the only coral tree on the block. Full adult male, chestnut breast and tummy, black head.

Nancy Christensen
Ramona


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