minor miscellanea

Paul Lehman

On Weds, Oct 30, there was a flock of 7 (Aleutian) CACKLING GEESE in the TRV, which landed in the river channel adjacent to the sod farm. There were 2 Red-breasted Sapsuckers in the Bird and Butterfly Garden. On Thurs, the 31st, two separate getting-late SWAINSON'S THRUSHES were along the San Diego River near Mission Center Drive. This section of the river currently has a large bloom of some sort of duckweed or algal growth--probably not great for the river's health but good for attracting a bunch of waterfowl, herons, gallinules, and such.

--Paul Lehman, San Diego