Bronzed Cowbird update
Around 8:30 AM, virtually all the cowbirds disappeared from the area, and whether they come back off and on during the day or they are now gone for most of the day and won't come back till the late afternoon, if then, is anyone's guess at this point. Certainly worth coming back tomorrow morning by 6:30 or so and then stay till 8:00 or 8:30 and hope the birds repeat the routine they did today. See previous post for details. Also a single Purple Finch was here this morning.
If folks want to look for alternate spots for cowbird flocks they might want to try to the east and north where there are shopping centers and check the parking lots there, although none of them are super close to here....
Photos of the Bronzed Cowbird taken by multiple folks this morning will undoubtedly be posted later today as part of their e-bird reports.
Paul Lehman, San Diego