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Bell's Vireo, Black&white, Nashville glut


lehman.paul@verizon.net
 

On 14 Dec, a check of Sweetwater Reservoir produced 5 Snow Geese, a large total of 450 Tree Swallows (in light rain) along with 6 Barn Swallows, and, rare to very rare "inland" in winter, 7 American Avocets, 5 Semipalmated Plovers, and 1 Marbled Godwit. The nearby Eastern Phoebe found by J. Sperling at San Miguel Ranch continued. And on private property in the Lincoln Park section of San Diego was an unseasonal Bell's Vireo.

Checks of some private landbird habitat along the Silver Strand on 15 Dec turned up a Black-and-white Warbler, 2 Yellow Warblers, 2 Wilson's Warblers, and a total of 3 Nashville Warblers. I think that at least 7 Nashvilles have been seen between 12-15 Dec in the county. And on the 15th, a Plumbeous Vireo continues along Coronado Avenue in Coronado.

--Paul Lehman, San Diego