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Continuing Palm Warbler; upper Cottonwood C. Park 22APR17

Tito Gonzalez
 

The PALM WARBLER reported yesterday by Kathy and Gretchen in upper Cottonwood Creek continued this morning 22APR17. I spoke to several birders who had brief looks. Presumably, this is continuing bird that was originally reported by Jeff Clingan on 18APR17 in the lower part of the park west of 101. The bird was not very accommodating and was moving around quite a bit. A picture is included in ebird report.

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36176709

 

Tito Gonzalez

Re: Continuing Palm Warbler; upper Cottonwood C. Park 22APR17

Tito Gonzalez
 

I neglected to mention that Matthew Binns reported a PALM WARBLER on 28MAR17 observed in the lower Cottonwood Creek. So perhaps this bird has been around since this first report.

Tito Gonzalez
Carlsbad, CA

Ramona Grasslands and Safari Park

Catherine Zinsky
 

Birded along the Ramona grasslands on our way  to Safari Park this morning.  Nicest find were two Bald Eagles by the lake.  Lots of Meadowlark and flocks of blackbirds (both Red-shouldered and Tri-colored), little else.

The African  section at Safari Park has had a lot of shrubbery removed.  There were not as many trees being nested in as I have seen in the past.  Still, a few had Snowy Egrets roosting, as well as Cattle Egret and White-faced Ibis.  Saw one lone Costa's Hummingbird in the Cactus Garden.  


--
Waggin' tails,

Catherine


Author of "Attitude + Attention =Teamwork!
                           Seven Steps to Success"
Available thru www.gettoready.net

Competitive Obedience Toolbox: www.gettoready.net

Ch Borderfame Soul Train UDX, OM ('Kellan the Felon' a.k.a. 'Sir Barkalot')
OTCH Sporting Fields Summer Solstice, UDX 9, OGM ("Dax", as in "Dax of the Long Tongue" aka 'Sir Lickalot'))
Ch. OTCH Sporting Field's Quantum Leap UDX2, OM4  ('Devon' as in 'Devon the Usurper'  aka "Monkey")   
Ch. OTCH Trumagik Step Aside, UDX 20, OGM   (2002 - 2015)
Shorewind Spellbound's Dragon Rider  ("Echo")
 
 

White Wagtail on San Diego River, Robb Field NOW! 8:50am Sunday 4/23/207

Gary Nunn
 

On the sandbar outside Tennis Club at Robb Field, Ocean Beach.

Gary Nunn,
650-305-0029

Re: White Wagtail on San Diego River, Robb Field NOW! 8:50am Sunday 4/23/207

Justyn Stahl
 

Still present as of 1030am.

Justyn Stahl


On Sun, Apr 23, 2017 at 9:01 AM Gary Nunn garybnunn@... [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply@...> wrote:
 

On the sandbar outside Tennis Club at Robb Field, Ocean Beach.

Gary Nunn,
650-305-0029


White Wagtail still at SD River, 10:30am Sunday 4/23/2017

Gary Nunn
 

Still present on sandbar outside Tennis Club, Robb Field, Ocean Beach.

Gary Nunn,
Pacific Beach

Re: White Wagtail on San Diego River, Robb Field NOW! 8:50am Sunday 4/23/207

Gary Nunn
 

Still present at 11:30am.

Gary Nunn,
Pacific Beach

On Apr 23, 2017, at 8:53 AM, Gary Nunn <garybnunn@...> wrote:

On the sandbar outside Tennis Club at Robb Field, Ocean Beach.

Gary Nunn,
650-305-0029

Sent from my iPhone

Re: [CALBIRDS] Fwd: White Wagtail still at SD River, 10:30am Sunday 4/23/2017

Gary Nunn
 

White Wagtail still present at 2pm, on the sandbar Robb Field, Ocean Beach.

Gary Nunn,
Pacific Beach


On Apr 23, 2017, at 11:48 AM, Justyn Stahl justyn.stahl@... [CALBIRDS] <CALBIRDS-noreply@...> wrote:

 

Bird still present as of 1130am

Justyn Stahl

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Gary Nunn garybnunn@... [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply@...>
Date: Sun, Apr 23, 2017 at 10:34 AM
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] White Wagtail still at SD River, 10:30am Sunday 4/23/2017
To: sandiegoregionbirding <sandiegoregionbirding@...>


 

Still present on sandbar outside Tennis Club, Robb Field, Ocean Beach.

Gary Nunn,
Pacific Beach



Mission Trails Regional Park: Sunday AM

Catherine Zinsky
 

Arrived at sunrise and found the grasslands and dam area very birdy.  Highlights were:
Blue Grosbeak
Grasshopper Sparrow
Lazuli Bunting
A Greater Road-runner that was so close when I turned from photographing a Yellow-breasted Chat, that it startled me and my gasp sent it off.   All the same, it hopped back up on the fence and posed.  I had to keep backing up to ultimately get a full photo of it.  Quite fun!
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Costa's Hummingbird
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Bell's Vireo


Sadly, except for the two hours at MTRP this morning, am engaged the rest of today and simply can't get to Robb Field to see the Wagtail.  Should anyone see it tomorrow, will you please post. Thanks. 

--
Waggin' tails,

Catherine


Author of "Attitude + Attention =Teamwork!
                           Seven Steps to Success"
Available thru www.gettoready.net

Competitive Obedience Toolbox: www.gettoready.net

Ch Borderfame Soul Train UDX, OM ('Kellan the Felon' a.k.a. 'Sir Barkalot')
OTCH Sporting Fields Summer Solstice, UDX 9, OGM ("Dax", as in "Dax of the Long Tongue" aka 'Sir Lickalot'))
Ch. OTCH Sporting Field's Quantum Leap UDX2, OM4  ('Devon' as in 'Devon the Usurper'  aka "Monkey")   
Ch. OTCH Trumagik Step Aside, UDX 20, OGM   (2002 - 2015)
Shorewind Spellbound's Dragon Rider  ("Echo")
 
 

San Diego River – White Wagtail photos, 23 April 2017

Gary Nunn
 

I posted some of the closer photographs that I obtained today of the WHITE WAGTAIL at the San Diego River flood control channel at Robb Field, Ocean Beach.

The wagtail was first found and identified by JoAnn Hackos, we believe a visiting birder from Colorado, and reported very quickly into eBird.  Thanks JoAnn!!  I happened to be getting into my car at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery to head down to the river right when the eBird alert pinged my phone.

Seen by many observers pretty much all day.

Some photos here http://www.sandiegobirding.com/?p=5864

--
Gary Nunn
Pacific Beach

San Diego White Wagtail 24 Apr

Justyn Stahl
 

Bird still present this morning! On mud flat opposite tennis court. 623am.

Justyn Stahl 

Re: San Diego White Wagtail 24 Apr

Gjon Hazard
 

Still here 8:15. Same spot. The mud flats will soon be under water. It sometimes flies to the rocky levees. 

-Gjon

On Apr 24, 2017, at 6:23 AM, Justyn Stahl justyn.stahl@... [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply@...> wrote:

 

Bird still present this morning! On mud flat opposite tennis court. 623am.


Justyn Stahl 

No wagtail 9:30 to 11:30, 24 April

Geoffrey L. Rogers
 

Around a dozen or so birders looked for the White Wagtail on the tidal mudflats of the San Diego River from 9:30 to 11:30 without success. It was last seen here by other observers around 8:30.

 

 

Geoffrey L. Rogers

----------------------------

San Diego, CA

 

 

Wagtail at river estuary

Ryan Andrews
 

Just found the wagtail at the estuary at the end of old SeaWorld drive

Ryan Andrews

White Wagtail

Ryan Andrews
 

Still present. Out on the mudflats on the SeaWorld side, just east of Mission Bay Dr. Bridge. Very active. This is not the original location it was found, but at the end of Old SeaWorld Dr.

--Ryan Andrews
Valley Center

Wagtail not present

Charley Herzfeld
 

Not at Old Seaworld Dr since 4:30.

?Brown morph Nuttall's woodpecker?

Cynthia Burnham
 

Have a weird bird at my feeder - appears to be a male Nuttall's woodpecker (full red cap), but its back - not face or other parts - is brown-and-white vs back-and-white. I do have a picture, but am having a problem with the flickr link.  Also the picture doesn't really show how brown it is.  
Even my husband - not a birdwatcher - said "That's a weird-looking woodpecker!"

Is this a common thing?

Thanks!
Cindy

Loon sp at Penasquitos Lagoon 4/17

Steve Perry
 

Resending as it didn't appear to go through last time. Sorry if it duplicates.

--- On Tue, 4/18/17, Stephen Perry <s-perry@...> wrote:


From: Stephen Perry <s-perry@...>
Subject: Loon sp at Penasquitos Lagoon 4/17
To: "SDBirds SDBirds" <sandiegoregionbirding@...>
Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 8:23 PM

Hello,
Yesterday (Monday) at Penasquitos Lagoon I saw
this loon swimming in and out of the river mouth. I think it
is a red-throated loon, but would appreciate input with key
identification features. Sorry for the poor quality images.
Also present were Western and CA gulls,
Caspian and elegant terns, an eared grebe and about 30 brown
pelicans and other usual suspects.
Steve Perry
Solana Beach

https://www.flickr.com/photos/136413504@N07/shares/M07kN9

Help with loon ID.

Steve Perry
 

This is my 3rd attempt to get this message to the group, hopefully 3rd time's the charm.


On Monday around 6.30pm I saw this loon swimming in and out of the river mouth at Penasquitos Lagoon. I apologize fro the poor quality images, but can anyone help me with the ID? I think it is a red-throated based on the white face and lack of contrasting pattern on the neck. The back looks plain in the pictures, but I did see some speckling on there.


https://www.flickr.com/photos/136413504@N07/shares/M07kN9


Thanks for your help,


Steve Perry


Solana Beach

Loon sp at Penasquitos Lagoon 4/17

Steve Perry
 

Hello,
Yesterday at Penasquitos Lagoon I saw this loon swimming in and out of the river mouth. I think it is a red-throated loon, but would appreciate input with key identification features. Sorry for the poor quality images.
Also present were Western and CA gulls, Caspian and elegant terns, an eared grebe and about 30 brown pelicans and other usual suspects.
Steve Perry
Solana Beach


https://www.flickr.com/photos/136413504@N07/shares/M07kN9