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Wagtail new location 24 April

Geoffrey L. Rogers
 

The White Wagtail continued in the general location described by Ryan Andrews to SanDiegoRegionBirding (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.) up until about 4:45 when we lost it. It may be behind the patches of cordgrass here or may have flown back to the original location north of Robb Athletic Field.

 

 

Geoffrey L. Rogers

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San Diego, CA

 

 

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

Kathy
 

Several birders are watching the still present wagtail at 2:15.  At West dead end of old Sea World Drive refound by Randy Cooley of Arizona.

Kathy Aldern
Leucadia

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

Charles Jackson
 

Continuing at 1640. East of bridge. South of Seaworld.

Charles


On Apr 25, 2017, at 14:25, Kathy ScottA1124@... [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply@...> wrote:

 

Several birders are watching the still present wagtail at 2:15.  At West dead end of old Sea World Drive refound by Randy Cooley of Arizona.

Kathy Aldern
Leucadia

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

Charles Jackson
 

Just east of W. Mission Bay Dr. bridge, in the SD River estuary. Moving about somewhat, but several birders onsite to help point it out.

Charles


On Apr 25, 2017, at 16:38, Charles Jackson socalbirder8@... [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply@...> wrote:

 

Continuing at 1640. East of bridge. South of Seaworld.

Charles


On Apr 25, 2017, at 14:25, Kathy ScottA1124@... [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply@...> wrote:

 

Several birders are watching the still present wagtail at 2:15.  At West dead end of old Sea World Drive refound by Randy Cooley of Arizona.

Kathy Aldern
Leucadia

Wagtail 4-25-17

Eric Kallen
 

The wagtail put on a good show late this afternoon at the end of Old Seaworld Drive. It was flying around and landed on a boulder within good enough range for decent pics.  


A pair of pics posted at:


egk.smugmug


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Eric Kallen

San Diego



White Wagtail

mikewittmer0582@...
 

The White Wagtail was observed shortly after 6 am East of the bridge and South of Sea World.  It continued to work the sandbars and then flew into the fenced off area for a short period of time.  It disappeared around 730 am but re-found around 0830 am along the north shoreline.  It was tucked up in the brush and flew to sandbars in the river.  It is very active but remained a substantial distance from the access road.

Yellow-crowned Night Heron

mikewittmer0582@...
 

While photographing the White Wagtail a Yellow-crowned Night Heron was observed along the north shoreline of the San Diego River at around 0620 am

Re: Wagtail new location 24 April

David Trissel
 

Being seen right now (9:49) slightly up river as the tide is rolling in and not many mud spots above water level. Location is 32.760338, -117.222562

David Trissel
Dan Diego

On Apr 24, 2017, at 5:58 PM, 'Geoffrey Rogers' rogersgl1952@... [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply@...> wrote:

 

The White Wagtail continued in the general location described by Ryan Andrews to SanDiegoRegionBirding (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.) up until about 4:45 when we lost it. It may be behind the patches of cordgrass here or may have flown back to the original location north of Robb Athletic Field.

 

 

Geoffrey L. Rogers

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San Diego, CA

 

 

Female Blackburnian at Vacation Isle 1410 to 1415 hrs

C K Staurovsky
 

Wintering female BLACKBURNIAN warbler at interior of resort in mature garden area with lake just north of obs tower (technically private property). I was here for lunch and stayed to bird. Well seen unique field marks. Was in pines and flowering eucalyptus and bottlebrush across road from lanai garden #146. It and other warbler species ( YRWA, Wilson's, OC left when a Cooper's arrived and have not returned as yet.
Cheers.
CK Smith
El Cajon

Wagtail in the house!

C K Staurovsky
 

1901 hrs wagtail at old sea world
CK Smith
El Cajon

Swainson's Hawk over Encinitas now

Susan Smith
 


8:05 am. Late pale phase Swainsons Hawk kettling over San diego Botanic Garden, Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas right now. Sue smith, del mar



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Loon at Lake Kumeyaay MTRP

Terry Hurst <thurstycat53@...>
 

Hi all,
There was a Reported pacific loon yesterday at Lake Kumeyaay. The loon is still at the lake Thought I would put out the word in case their was anyone close by would like to see the bird.
Terry hurst
Santee

No White Wagtail?

Justyn Stahl
 

I gather no one has seen the White Wagtail along the San Diego River today, 27 April? The last report I saw was around 7pm yesterday, 26 April.

Justyn Stahl

Re: No White Wagtail?

Nancy Christensen
 

Several birders (including myself) spent 4 hours or more along the San Diego River this morning with no sightings. I personally was there at first light and stayed until all the mudflats were under water. We spread out and checked Robb Field, Famosa Slough, the model plane area, to no avail. I was still holding out hope that someone might find it later today, but my hope is fading fast.

 

Nancy Christensen

Ramona

 

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Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] No White Wagtail?

 

 

I gather no one has seen the White Wagtail along the San Diego River today, 27 April? The last report I saw was around 7pm yesterday, 26 April.

 

Justyn Stahl

Better Late Than Never

Vic Warren
 

We've had a pair of Hooded Orioles visiting our hummingbird feeders since we moved here, three seasons ago. We were beginning to get a little worried about them, but they finally showed up this morning, later than a lot of other Hoodeds, but back again for the summer.


Vic Warren and Laurel Scott

Mission Valley

Leucistic Lesser Goldfinch at Marston Canyon

Caron Andregg
 

Friday, April 28, while scouting Marston Canyon for next week's SD Audubon Walks, I had an adult lesser goldfinch feeding a big, completely leucistic, baby. The leucistic bird was almost adult sized but (like many in the canyon) still begging food from adults. The birds were in the small Sycamores in line with the Vermont street entrance, seen from the south trail. Very near and very clear.

 

Caron Andregg
Hillcrest

 

 

San Dieguito Monthly Bird Count - next Sunday, May 7th

Jayne Lesley
 

Subject: San Dieguito Monthly Bird Count - next Sunday, May 7th

This is a reminder that the May 2017 San Dieguito Lagoon monthly bird count is next Sunday, May 7th.  Everyone is welcome. 

We will meet at 7:30 AM at the south end of San Andres Dr. (Turn right/south off of Via de la Valle when heading east from Hwy 5.  San Andres dead ends at the lagoon).  We divide into groups to count 5 areas, and coordinate with park rangers to provide vests and access for restricted areas.  

We gather to tally our results at noon at the Del Mar Public Works parking lot/picnic tables.  (Turn west off of Jimmy Durante Rd. just south of the Fairgrounds and bridge crossing the San Dieguito River.) Bring water and a snack or lunch.

Hope to see you next Sunday at the count! 

Jayne Lesley  (cell phone: 858-663-6568)  (e-mail: jaynelesley@...)

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Excellent morning flight at Mount Soledad

lehman.paul@verizon.net
 

Given the northeast winds, Barbara Carlson and I went to Mount Soledad in La Jolla on Saturday morning arriving at dawn at 6 a.m. The morning flight there of migrants was excellent, with ca. 500 migrants--no surprise given the weather conditions of clear and wind between northerly and easterly. The main flight of birds occurred between about 6:10 and 7:45, during which time there were many ebbs and flows of migrant surges, with some brief very active pulses followed by slow periods in between. As is typical here, a large majority of the birds are seen only in flight as they hurdle by mostly going to the north. But a fair number also stop briefly in various bushes and trees. So one needs to be fairly adept at identifying birds in flight or perched only briefly. Birds were streaming by anywhere from just before the loop road at the monument in the park westward to outside the park on the hill with the cluster of microwave and radio towers. Best to figure out where the flight lines are and where the lighting is best. Here are the totals:

Vaux's Swift: 30
Olive-sided Flycatcher: 2
W. Wood-Pewee: 3
Western Kingbird: 40
Warbling Vireo: 50
Cedar Waxwing: 20
Nashville Warbler: 1
Orange-cr. Warbler: 10
Yellow Warbler: 15
Yellow-rumped Warbler: 2
Black-thr. Gray Warbler: 30
Townsend's Warbler: 80
Hermit Warbler: 10
Wilson's Warbler: 70
warbler sp.: 50
Western Tanager: 70
Black-hd Grosbeak: 5
Lazuli Bunting: 30
White-cr. Sparrow: 1 (Gambel's)
Bullock's Oriole: 3
Hooded Oriole: 1 (thru-migrant ad. male; late?)

Also, on Thursday, during the long and lonely wagtail-less vigil along the San Diego River there were four yellow- crowned night-herons, including the long-staying, continuing, and returning pair of adults, one with bright orange legs and one with duller yellow legs, and two different one-year-old or so immatures, one with the adult head pattern beginning to show and the other with no such head pattern.

Paul Lehman & Barbara Carlson, San Diego


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FW: BVAS & Grande pelagic

David Povey
 

 

The first spring pelagic for Buena Vista Audubon and Grande Sportfishing is on  May 21st.

This is a 12hr. trip departing from San Diego Bay, and we plan to visit the waters over the Nine Mile Bank, San Diego Trough,

and the Thirty Mile Bank. The entire trip will be in U.S. waters, largely San Diego Co., but may cross briefly in to L.A. Co.

Some of the expected species are Pink-footed, and Sooty Shearwaters, Black, Ashy, and Leach's Storm Petrels. Brown Booby,

Red, and Red-necked Phalarope, Pomarine and Parasitic Jaeger, Scripps's Murrelet, Cassin's Auklet, Sabine's Gull, Least,

Common, and Elegant Terns.

Some of the possible species. Black-footed Albatross, Northern Fulmar, Black-vented Shearwater, Red-billed Tropicbird,

South Polar Skua, Common Murre, Long-tailed Jaeger,  Arctic Tern.

This is the peak of the spring migration and often gives us a surprise or two, sometimes  including land, and shorebirds.

Marine mammals are also expected, and may included several species of whales and dolphin.

You should get some excellent photo opportunities, on this trip. To see more details see www.sandiegopelagics.com

The regular price is $105. We have a "EARLY BIRD" Special at $95 which ends TODAY. Call 619 223-1627 , they are open seven

days a week, for your spot onboard.

I hope to see you out there,

Dave Povey

Dulzura

 

 

Marston Canyon Balboa Park

Janice Nordenberg <jnordenb@...>
 

I birded Marston Canyon this morning and saw the leucistic Lesser Goldfinch chick being fed by an adult that Carol reported Friday. Also in the same location I briefly saw a solitary vireo (gray head, yellow wash on flanks, white spectacles, white wing bars) and then heard it singing the song of a Cassin’s Vireo. Perhaps a migrant? The Bird Atlas shows migration through San Diego Count from April 10 to May 20. I noticed a post on 2/21 of a Cassin’s Vireo on the east side of Marston House.

 

To get to the spot take the trail that starts at Richmond and Cypress, take a left at the first trail crossing, cross the wooden bridge and then go right to the upper trail for about 50 yards. The birds were in the vegetation downslope of the trail.

 

Jan Nordenberg

San Diego