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Sweetwater Res. Bald Eagle, geese, swallows--and misc.

lehman.paul@verizon.net
 

A check of Sweetwater Reservoir this morning, Dec 9, produced an immature Bald Eagle, very rare in the coastal-slope lowlands, 3 Snow Geese with about 120 Canada Geese, 6 Canvasbacks, and a roosting concentration of 120 swallows comprising 75 Trees and a high-in-winter 45 Barns. The fishing access at the bottom end of the reservoir is open only on Sat, Sun, and Mon.

Elsewhere, the long-staying (multi-year) tame Greater White-fronted Goose continues with the domestic geese at the Bonita golf course clubhouse (bordering Rohr Park), a couple Western Tanagers were in residential Bonita, and 2 Black-throated Gray Warblers were in residential Chula Vista.

--Paul Lehman, San Diego