location info RE: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Black-tailed Gnatcatcher? at Mission Trails

Emily Routman

Follow-up to my previous post, the location of the bird was the north side of Lake Murray’s Padre Bay (the bay that abuts Baltimore Drive), along a trail between the bike path and the shore.


Emily R


From: SanDiegoRegionBirding@groups.io <SanDiegoRegionBirding@groups.io> On Behalf Of Emily Routman
Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2022 9:31 PM
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Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Black-tailed Gnatcatcher? at Mission Trails


Today at Mission Trails I photographed a Gnatcatcher that appears to be a Black-tailed, based on the white markings on the underside of the tips of the tailfeathers. Looking at eBird, however, I don't see any sightings of this species at that location, which makes me suspicious about my ID. I'd appreciate input. I've posted two photos on Flickr that show the tail. I have other views if that would be helpful.

Thank you,
Emily Routman

DSC_1119_01 | museumer | Flickr
DSC_1118_01 | Black-tailed Gnatcatcher? Seen at Mission Trai… | Flickr