Bald Eagle, Plumbeous, Bl+wh., Large-billed Savannahs
Today, Saturday the 2nd, there was a young BALD EAGLE at Sweetwater Reservoir--very rare on the coastal slope. The BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continues in Rohr Park in the locust-type trees on the east side of the fenced historical house inside park entrance 'C.' The returning THICK-BILLED KINGBIRD off Otay Valley Road (Pogi Canyon) in Chula Vista was present this morning around 9:30 AM in the open space park; this bird is most often seen during the warmer hours of the day--between mid-morning and early afternoon (but even then it is decidedly sporadic), rather than early or late in the day. At EastLake, in eastern Chula Vista, there was a PLUMBEOUS VIREO and a HAMMOND'S FLYCATCHER in the alders and cottonwoods along the south side of the lake, and a Horned Grebe on the lake itself was at a slightly odd location. At Lower Otay Lake, there were two juvenile THAYER'S GULLS and a juvenile GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL; but the eucalyptus there are NOT lerpy this year, so relatively few Yellow-rumps and no sign of last year's Bay-breasted or Prairie.
Yesterday, Nov 1, there were 4 LARGE-BILLED Savannah Sparrows at Crown Point (Mission Bay), and a continuing Hooded Oriole was nearby.
Barbara Carlson et al. report the continuing GRAY CATBIRD today, Saturday, in Borrego Springs.
--Paul Lehman, San Diego