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30 Jun Neotropic cormorant at White Lake, Aurora County ["sstolz1 AT midco.net [sd-birds]" ]
20 May sage thrasher in Lyman county ["sstolz1 AT midco.net [sd-birds]" ]
19 May Whimbrels in Jones county ["sstolz1 AT midco.net [sd-birds]" ]
11 May Townsends Warbler and late report of Hermit Warbler ["sstolz1 AT midco.net [sd-birds]" ]
05 May todays FOY and comments on Ft Randall Bird Festival []
20 Apr black-necked stilt and cinnamon teal at fish lake []
16 Apr FOY birds and Pierre sightings []
14 Nov Cedar Waxwings and Norther Flicker at Balboa Park/SW of Dog Park, Nov 14, 2013 ["Caron Andregg" ]
13 Nov Santee Lakes [John Top ]
12 Nov FW: new Scarlet Tanager & others ["Jim and Donna" ]
11 Nov junco ["Winnie Arnn" ]
12 Nov Tropical Kingbird - Dairy Mart Rd. ["birder.rma AT sbcglobal.net" ]
11 Nov Warbler to watch for, Pt Loma [Sara Mayers ]
10 Nov Williamson's Sapsucker and Scalet Tanager continue today [Barbara Carlson ]
10 Nov SDBIRDS Status Change []
10 Nov Pacific Golden Plover, San Dieguito Lagoon, Del Mar []
10 Nov new Zone-tailed, other new & continuing rarities [Barbara Carlson ]
10 Nov Re: RE: San Diego pelagic: Flesh-footed Shearwater, Brown Booby [Bruno Struck ]
10 Nov RE: San Diego pelagic: Flesh-footed Shearwater, Brown Booby []
9 Nov Stonewall Mine and Rangeland Rd. photos [Christopher Adler ]
10 Nov RE: green-tailed towhee in IB ["Caron Andregg" ]
10 Nov FW: eBird Report - San Diego River--I-5 to Robb Field, Nov 9, 2013 ["Caron Andregg" ]
10 Nov FRNC: Palm Warbler, Gray-headed Junco. 9 November. [Justyn Stahl ]
10 Nov Gray Catbird Borrego Springs ["roberttheriault AT juno.com" ]
9 Nov Williamson's Sapsuckers at Stonewall Mine [Christopher Adler ]
9 Nov Upper Kitchen Creek Rd (Lagunas) GC Kinglets, Thick-billed Fox Sparrow [Jay K ]
9 Nov San Diego pelagic: Flesh-footed Shearwater, Brown Booby [Barbara Carlson ]
9 Nov San Diego pelagic: Flesh-footed Shearwater, Brown Booby [Barbara Carlson ]
9 Nov University City Summer Tanager Sat Nov 9 [Susan Smith ]
9 Nov Parula and B&W Warbler still visible [Catherine Zinsky ]
09 Nov Zone-tailed Hawk at Lake Ramona Saturday []
8 Nov Northern Parula and B&W Warbler continues Rohr Park [Lesley Marples ]
8 Nov Rangeland Rd ["Nancy Christensen" ]
8 Nov FW: Balboa Park--Florida Canyon scrub, Nov 8, 2013 ["Caron Andregg" ]
08 Nov RE: Want my seat on this Saturday's pelagic? []
8 Nov Balboa Park: SCARLET TANAGER, SUTA, BHGR ["lehman.paul AT verizon.net" ]
8 Nov FW: eBird Report - BalBalboa Park/SW of Dog Park, Nov 7, 2013 ["Caron Andregg" ]
8 Nov Aleutian Cackling Geese, G. White-fronted Goose 11-07 Dairy Mart Pond ["David Povey" ]
8 Nov Fwd: Want my seat on this Saturday's pelagic? [Jim Lomax ]
08 Nov Golden-crowned Kinglet FRNC []
7 Nov Want my seat on this Saturday's pelagic? []
7 Nov October Merlin Roundup for South Park plus Minor Notes [Tim Cooper ]
07 Nov Golden-crowned Kinglet still present at ... []
7 Nov Fairbanks geese, miscellanea ["lehman.paul AT verizon.net" ]
7 Nov Rohr Park B&W Warbler and Northern Parula Contue []
07 Nov continuing parula rohr park 11-7-13 []
06 Nov RE: W Grebes nesting []
07 Nov GC Kinglet continues FRNC ["pegmarlow" ]
6 Nov Merlin ["Elsa Weber" ]
06 Nov Parula, B&W Warbler continue at Rohr Park 11/6/13 [Sara Mayers ]
6 Nov TRV new Lapland & continuing rarities ["lehman.paul AT verizon.net" ]
06 Nov next San Elijo monthly bird count Monday 11 November []
6 Nov green-tailed towhee 11-6-13 [susan yamagata ]
05 Nov green-tailed towhee continues ["suysan AT att.net" ]
05 Nov W Grebes nesting []
05 Nov green-tailed towhee ["suysan AT att.net" ]
04 Nov Northern Flicker, Cooper's Hawk + Dueting Owls - Vallecito []
4 Nov Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding&RBA] Pacific Loons and Tree Swallows (11/4/13) [Stan Walens ]
4 Nov Pacific Loons and Tree Swallows (11/4/13) [Jimmy McMorran ]
4 Nov Rohr park mystery warbler, Magnolia Warbler? [Mark Stratton ]
04 Nov Blackpoll Warbler, Summer Tanager & Green-tailed Towhee []
4 Nov Re: GC Kinglet, Parula, B&W and Red-naped [Elias Elias ]
4 Nov GC Kinglet, Parula, B&W and Red-naped [Elias Elias ]
4 Nov Pics of this weekends birds. [Mark Stratton ]
3 Nov Belll's/Sagebrush Sparrows [Mark Stratton ]
3 Nov 15 duck species on San Diego River ["Caron Andregg" ]
3 Nov Pacific Golden Plover at San Dieguito River mouth ["Caron Andregg" ]
3 Nov Rohr park today [Mark Stratton ]
03 Nov Lake Hodges This Evening [Jack Daynes ]
3 Nov FW: Mourning Warbler in Tierrasanta ["lehman.paul AT verizon.net" ]
3 Nov Gray Catbird Continues Borrego Springs ["roberttheriault AT juno.com" ]
03 Nov Re: No G-W Gull ["shorebirdie AT att.net" ]
3 Nov Blackpoll Warbler in Coronado [Jay K ]
02 Nov Recent SDBirds Changes []
02 Nov Lake Cuyamaca, Canvasbacks and Hooded Mergansers []
2 Nov East County Highlights: Catbird, RB Sapsucker, Juncos, etc, 11-2-13 [Jay K ]

Subject: Neotropic cormorant at White Lake, Aurora County
From: "sstolz1 AT midco.net [sd-birds]" <sd-birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:17:54 -0500
Michelle and I were birding yesterday on the way home from Mitchell  
and discovered a first year neotropic cormorant along the road that  
cuts through the south end of the lake.  It was sitting on a dead tree  
in the water along the south shoreline with several double-cresteds.   
It eventually flew off to the sw where there is a point where lots of  
cormorants and pelicans were roosting.  Also present were some black  
terns, western grebes, marbled godwits, avocets, lots of ducks and a  
couple greater yellowlegs.  Seems like this is the spot for cool stuff  
to show up this year or maybe it's just because more people are  
looking there.

Scott Stolz




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Subject: sage thrasher in Lyman county
From: "sstolz1 AT midco.net [sd-birds]" <sd-birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2014 22:06:00 -0500
Was out doing field work again today and found a sage thrasher near  
Reed Ranch Dam in the southeast portion of the Ft Pierre National  
Grasslands.  Gave me a great look as it perched on an old water pump  
near the road.




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Subject: Whimbrels in Jones county
From: "sstolz1 AT midco.net [sd-birds]" <sd-birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2014 23:01:50 -0500
Was out this evening doing some fieldwork in Jones county and came  
across a small wetland with lots of shorebirds on it.  While scanning  
through the close birds I noticed a group of larger shorebirds on the  
far shore.  I quickly put the scope on them and immediately noticed  
the downcurved bill and distinct eyeline.  There were 19 whimbrels in  
the group.  A good mix of other shorebirds included stilt, spotted,  
least, and semipalmated sandpipers, many dowitchers and wilson's  
phalaropes.  There was an unidentified ibis there as well.  The pond  
is on 227 st approximately 6 miles west of Sheriff Dam.

Other birds of note tonight were a pair of long-billed curlews further  
west in Jones county.  Also had 2 cattle egrets fly over Sheriff Dam.   
Lark Buntings seem to have moved in the last couple days as well.

Scott Stolz
Pierre, SD




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Subject: Townsends Warbler and late report of Hermit Warbler
From: "sstolz1 AT midco.net [sd-birds]" <sd-birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 11 May 2014 22:02:50 -0500
Michelle and I were birding Farm Island this afternoon and we got to  
join in on the excitement of finding a rare warbler today.  We were  
walking on the trail and saw 2 birds flitting in the top of a cedar  
tree.  Got binocs on one finally and it was a female Townsend's.  Had  
multiple looks where both birds were in view at once but could only  
clearly see one bird at a time.  Not sure if both birds were  
Townsend's but seems odd that every time we could see one that it  
wouldn't have been something else if there was only one.

Also had a very exciting report come through ebird last week with  
photos of a male Hermit Warbler up near Sisseton.  Hopefully, I'm not  
stepping on someones toes here by reporting this but the bird was  
unchaseable and never seen again after the initial sighting that I'm  
aware of.

The string of rare birds this week has been unbelievable.  Never know  
what may show up so get out and keep looking.

Scott Stolz
Pierre




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Subject: todays FOY and comments on Ft Randall Bird Festival
From: sstolz1 AT midco.net
Date: Mon, 05 May 2014 18:06:54 -0500
While finishing up grouse surveys this morning in Mellette county, saw  
lots of new birds today.  Upland sandpipers have showed up in force.   
Had both black-headed and rose-breasted grosbeaks, couple of  
grasshopper sparrows, finally a fox sparrow out here, swainsons  
thrush, american redstart, willow flycatcher and baltimore oriole.

Yesterday on the way back from Pickstown, we stopped at Burke Lake and  
found a couple blue-headed vireos and a blue-grey gnatcatcher.

Wanted to say thanks to all the organizers of the festival this  
weekend.  Things went very smoothly and the weather cooperated nicely.  
  Also wanted to say thanks to all the people who attended the  
festival.  It is great to see so many people get excited about birds.

Scott Stolz
Pierre, SD




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Subject: black-necked stilt and cinnamon teal at fish lake
From: sstolz1 AT midco.net
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:24:14 -0500
Went searching for the stilt reported by Jim yesterday east of Fish  
Lake near Plankinton.  Found it on the same pond towards the north  
end.  Also present were white-faced ibis, avocets and tons of various  
ducks.  Continued searching the area and found a cinnamon teal on a  
pond in the gpa just east of the golf course.

Made a loop by White Lake and saw lots of waterbirds of all kinds.   
FOY Forster's Terns, willet, cattle and snowy egrets.  Many grebes,  
ducks, coots, pelicans and cormorants and various shorebirds are  
present.  Who knows what is really out there.  Lots of savannah and  
vesper sparrows are moving through right now.

Scott Stolz




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Subject: FOY birds and Pierre sightings
From: sstolz1 AT midco.net
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:07:15 -0500
Several FOYs today including Say's Phoebe, Osprey, Horned Grebe, and  
RC Kinglet.  There are lots of common loons (20+) in the area below  
Oahe Dam.  A few gulls are still around including the great  
black-backed which was flying around the marina harassing the pelicans  
and cormorants.

Scott Stolz
Pierre




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Subject: Cedar Waxwings and Norther Flicker at Balboa Park/SW of Dog Park, Nov 14, 2013
From: "Caron Andregg" <caron AT ciderpressreview.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2013 09:33:31 -0800
While looking for the scarlet tanager SW of the dog park in Balboa Park this 
morning, I saw (my) FOS flocks of Cedar Waxwings. About 35-40 birds were 
working the tops of the Eucs in two separate but proximal flocks of 15-20 each. 
Got great extended and very close views of a Northern Flicker (red shafted) 
methodically working a couple of downed trees for bugs. I found a 
yellow-bellied tanager, but could only get a look at her from directly below 
(no wings, no back), so not sure if she was the scarlet of a western. Also 
three more Oregon-type juncos, just to follow up on Winnie Arnn’s report from 
a few days ago. 




Ebird report is below:



Mourning Dove  3

Anna's Hummingbird  3

Nuttall's Woodpecker  1

Northern Flicker  1     Working an old downed tree for bugs

Black Phoebe  2

American Crow  5

Cedar Waxwing  35     In two separate but proximal flocks of 15-20 each

Yellow-rumped Warbler  12

California Towhee  5

Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)  3

Western Tanager 1 Tanager species only seen from directly below. Medium yellow. 


House Finch  10



= = = = =



Caron Andregg

Hillcrest




Subject: Santee Lakes
From: John Top <jjtop AT fastmail.us>
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2013 17:42:36 -0800
Two winter residents have returned to Santee Lakes. I saw my first 
Belted Kingfisher and a Spotted Sandpiper on my walk this afternoon. 
Both were on the crosswalk between Lakes 2 and 3.
-- 
John Top
San Diego
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Subject: FW: new Scarlet Tanager & others
From: "Jim and Donna" <zimmerfrei AT roadrunner.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:40:32 -0800
 

 

 

 

A Scarlet Tanager was seen at Greenwood Cemetery in San Diego, off Imperial
Ave.  It was seen on the northwest side near a large building that I think
is a Jewish Mausoleum.  On both sides of the large front doors are large, 5
ft. across, 6 pointed stars.  The west side of building has a pepper tree in
full fruit.  It was in this tree and in the acacias that parallel the
trolley tracks behind the mausoleum.  It was seen about 1130 in the morning
on 11-12-13.  

 

This is a single observer sighting (Jim Zimmer).  The bird was clearly a
tanager with a brilliant yellow body and head with jet black wings with no
wing bars.   The contrast between yellow and black was intense and very
striking.  

 

Dave Batzler was with me but we were working different trees.  He did not
see the bird though we searched an additional hour.  In the large pine grove
by the pond we had the Grace's Warbler and a Plumbeous Vireo.  

 

Dave and I will be searching for the bird again tomorrow morning, 11-13-13.


 

Jim Zimmer, Carlsbad, CA

zimmerfrei AT roadrunner.com 

 

 
Subject: junco
From: "Winnie Arnn" <winniearnn AT cox.net>
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2013 18:30:46 -0800
As a frequent walker in Balboa Park, I was surprised at the sight of a dark
eyed junco this afternoon, on the lawns just east of 6th and Maple.  Pretty
sure it was the Oregon variety, but the light was fading fast.  I keep track
of all the birds I see there, and this was a first for me at the park.

 

Winnie in Banker's Hill
Subject: Tropical Kingbird - Dairy Mart Rd.
From: "birder.rma AT sbcglobal.net" <birder.rma@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2013 15:11:49 -0000
I had a Tropical Kingbird at Dairy Mart yesterday AM on the wires by the sod 
farm. Seven Cackling Geese were present on the sod farm. Had some Fox Sparrows, 
a 1st winter Yellow Warbler, and two Ring-necked Ducks by/in the lake on your 
right. 


Ryan Andrews,
Valley Center



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Subject: Warbler to watch for, Pt Loma
From: Sara Mayers <sarabirding AT cox.net>
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2013 09:02:45 -0800
      This morning (Nov. 11, 2013) an interesting warbler made two
brief appearances in my yard around 7:30-7:45AM.  It had a cap
(brownish), a distinct long and wide light eyebrow,  yellow breast,
two short white wing bars, and a plainish dark grayish back.  The
closest picture I could find in my field guides is an immature
Blackburnian Warbler, but I didn't see enough detail and haven't seen
enough Blackburnians to suggest that is what it was.  I sat in the yard
an hour more but the bird didn't come again.  I want to alert anyone
birding the neighborhood near Albion St. or Point Loma Woods to watch
for it.

-- 
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Sara Baase Mayers
Point Loma (San Diego)
sarabirding AT cox.net
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Subject: Williamson's Sapsucker and Scalet Tanager continue today
From: Barbara Carlson <barbarac2003 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2013 20:30:02 -0800 (PST)
This morning, 10 Nov, Mark Stratton and I re-found the female Williamson's 
Sapsucker at Stonewall Mine in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. See yesterday's 
(Saturday's) post for Chris Adler's excellent directions. 


Also this morning, Sunday, we heard second-hand that the female-type Scarlet 
Tanager was seen again in western Balboa Park, with 2 Western Tanagers, at the 
same exact spot (especially in large, dense fig tree) and same approx time (ca. 
7:30AM) as posted by Paul Lehman on Friday. 


--Barbara Carlson, San Diego
Subject: SDBIRDS Status Change
From: SDBIRDS-owner AT yahoogroups.com
Date: 10 Nov 2013 18:39:14 -0800
Dear Valued SDBIRDS Members,
 
 After considerable effort at attempting to find a solution to recent issues 
that would be best for the San Diego birding community, we have made the 
extremely difficult decision to close SDBIRDS to new postings as of November 
18, 2013. 

 
 As you may be aware, the San Diego Field Ornithologists recently developed an 
alternate listserv with the same coverage area and focus as SDBIRDS in response 
to their dissatisfaction with the manner in which the list had been managed 
under prior ownership. While we are confident that SDBIRDS acted swiftly to 
address these issues, we were unsuccessful on convincing all parties that the 
list would be a viable long-term service to all birders. 

 
 We invite you to join the San Diego Region birding listserv between today and 
midnight November 17, 2013 using the below link if you wish to continue 
participating in the discussion about San Diego birding: 

 http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/ groups/SanDiegoRegionBirding/ info 
http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/SanDiegoRegionBirding/info 

 
 IMPORTANT: In an effort to forever preserve the extremely valuable SDBIRDS 
archives dating back to 1999, all who retain their membership to SDBIRDS will 
be able to browse the archives, just as you are able to presently. If you 
cancel your membership, unfortunately you will be unable to do so since this 
group was created as a private group in 1999 and that setting in not able to be 
changed.. 

 
 We hope that you find this to be an acceptable solution to the difficult 
situation to which you all have been subject over the past two weeks. We thank 
all of you who have participated so thoughtfully in the countless discussions 
that have occurred on SDBIRDS since its founding and for your support through 
this process. 


Now let's get back to birding.
 
 Sincerely,
 
 BJ Stacey and Jay Keller,
 SDBIRDS Listowners
Subject: Pacific Golden Plover, San Dieguito Lagoon, Del Mar
From: <canyon53ss AT yahoo.com>
Date: 10 Nov 2013 15:55:14 -0800
Was finally able to locate (second try) the Pacific Golden Plover today at the 
above location (10:15 AM). Bird was tucked into the edge of what I believe is 
Pickleweed on the edge of the second little bit of water as counted from the 
north shore southerly between the railroad tracks and Highway 1. Loosely 
associated with a Whimbrel and two Willets. 

 

 Thanks to everyone who made clear directions available.
 

 Sherry Meddick
 Silverado
Subject: new Zone-tailed, other new & continuing rarities
From: Barbara Carlson <barbarac2003 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2013 15:34:37 -0800

> From: Paul Lehman 
> Date: November 10, 2013 1:51:48 PM PST
> To: SanDiegoRegionBirding AT yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding&RBA] new Zone-tailed, other new & continuing 
rarities 

>
> I was driving north around mid-day today, Sunday, on I-15 and had just
> barely passed the Adams Avenue exit near the top of the ridge just a
> mile south of I-8, when a ZONE-TAILED HAWK flew by, going west to east,
> with a crow in pursuit. I can't really suggest a place from which to
> 'look' for it--other than pay attention any time you are driving on that
> stretch of I-15, or perhaps nearby on I-8; and given the date, not sure
> whether this bird is just a migrant that will never get seen again or if
> it is wintering locally. Earlier this morning I stopped at Rohr Park and
> joined Alex Abela and saw the male NORTHERN PARULA on both sides of the
> historic house (people posting about seeing Parulas here should specify
> whether the male was seen [complete bluish and chestnut breast band] or
> if the duller imm/female was seen, but which I don't think has been
> reported in a while now), 1 of the 2 continuing BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERS
> on the east side of the house (Guy M. says he saw both B+w's together a
> couple days ago but that they look identical to him so not separable by
> plumage), a (new?) female-type SUMMER TANAGER in eucalyptus and
> sycamores just a little farther to the west along the park/golf-course
> fenceline, and a returning wintering Black-thr Gray Warbler. The male
> AMERICAN REDSTART continues at Tesoro Grove in Nestor, and the 7
> CACKLING and 1 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE continue at the Dairy Mart
> Rd. sod farm. Two different Yellow Warblers in Nestor/TRV are both back
> for at least their fourth winters each. At Sweetwater Reservoir, a juv
> BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER was rare 'inland' in San Diego Co., and there was a
> single late/wintering Barn Swallow with ca. 50 Tree Swallows, as well as
> 29 American White Pelicans and good numbers of ducks and gulls overall.
> At dawn, I was scoping southern San Diego Bay from just north of J St.,
> and in a flock of scaup (including many Greaters) and Redheads in the
> MIDDLE of the BAY was a male Ring-necked Duck, looking quite out of
> place habitat-wise.
>
> Yesterday afternoon, 9 Nov, the same single LAPLAND LONGSPUR continued
> at the Fiesta Island dog run (south end).
>
> --Paul Lehman, San Diego
>
>
Subject: Re: RE: San Diego pelagic: Flesh-footed Shearwater, Brown Booby
From: Bruno Struck <struck_bruno AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2013 14:53:15 -0800 (PST)
Sorry but the previous link didn't work.


Correct link (I think):


https://www.adoberevel.com/shares/f569bc65c20244eeb9382db2ad99e3e4/albums/adb1b5c432654008a3d765479aa87592 



Bruno Struck
UTC




On Sunday, November 10, 2013 2:18 PM, "struck_bruno AT yahoo.com" 
 wrote: 


 
 A few pictures from the trip. Two of the Flesh-footed Shearwater. The quality 
is not good to determine if it was the same bird seen on the last trip. 



https://www.adoberevel.com/libraries/758a1b1bfbe44b6c94f068c69e4a76cf/albums/adb1b5c432654008a3d765479aa87592 



Bruno Struck
UTC



---In sdbirds AT yahoogroups.com,  wrote:






 
The relatively short, 6-hour pelagic trip out of San Diego on Saturday,

Nov 9th, aboard "Grande" out to and circling the 9-Mile Bank had
excellent weather, very light seas, a good number of birds throughout
almost the entire journey, and a FLESH-FOOTED SHEARWATER (9nm W of tip
of Pt. Loma) and a sub-adult BROWN BOOBY (8.7nm WSW of tip of Pt. Loma).
The shearwater was just 3nm due east of where both FFSH sightings took
place back in early/mid- October, so they could all possibly just
involve the same single individual. Photos will likely be posted by
others. Offshore totals from today were as follows:

Pacific Loon:  12
Common Loon:  6
Eared Grebe:  6
Northern Fulmar:  10
Pink-footed Shearwater:  140
FLESH-FOOTED SHEARWATER: 1
Sooty Shearwater:  4
Black-vented Shearwater:  150
BROWN BOOBY:  1
Brown Pelican:  2
Brandt's Cormorant:  150
Red-necked Phalarope:  20
Red Phalarope:  1
Pomarine Jaeger:  5
Parasitic Jaeger:  1
Common Murre:  1
Cassin's Auklet:  300
Bonaparte's Gull:  500
Heermann's Gull:  30
California Gull:  150
Western Gull:  250
Herring Gull:  4
Glaucous-winged Gull:  1
Royal Tern:  4

(Zuniga Jetty:  Surfbird: 1)

--Paul Lehman, San Diego





Subject: RE: San Diego pelagic: Flesh-footed Shearwater, Brown Booby
From: <struck_bruno AT yahoo.com>
Date: 10 Nov 2013 13:38:35 -0800
 A few pictures from the trip. Two of the Flesh-footed Shearwater. The quality 
is not good to determine if it was the same bird seen on the last trip. 


 


https://www.adoberevel.com/libraries/758a1b1bfbe44b6c94f068c69e4a76cf/albums/adb1b5c432654008a3d765479aa87592 
https://www.adoberevel.com/libraries/758a1b1bfbe44b6c94f068c69e4a76cf/albums/adb1b5c432654008a3d765479aa87592 



Bruno Struck
UTC
 

---In sdbirds AT yahoogroups.com,  wrote:

 
 
   The relatively short, 6-hour pelagic trip out of San Diego on Saturday, 
 Nov 9th, aboard "Grande" out to and circling the 9-Mile Bank had 
 excellent weather, very light seas, a good number of birds throughout 
 almost the entire journey, and a FLESH-FOOTED SHEARWATER (9nm W of tip 
 of Pt. Loma) and a sub-adult BROWN BOOBY (8.7nm WSW of tip of Pt. Loma). 
 The shearwater was just 3nm due east of where both FFSH sightings took 
 place back in early/mid- October, so they could all possibly just 
 involve the same single individual. Photos will likely be posted by 
 others. Offshore totals from today were as follows:
 
 Pacific Loon: 12
 Common Loon: 6
 Eared Grebe: 6
 Northern Fulmar: 10
 Pink-footed Shearwater: 140
 FLESH-FOOTED SHEARWATER: 1
 Sooty Shearwater: 4
 Black-vented Shearwater: 150
 BROWN BOOBY: 1
 Brown Pelican: 2
 Brandt's Cormorant: 150
 Red-necked Phalarope: 20
 Red Phalarope: 1
 Pomarine Jaeger: 5
 Parasitic Jaeger: 1
 Common Murre: 1
 Cassin's Auklet: 300
 Bonaparte's Gull: 500
 Heermann's Gull: 30
 California Gull: 150
 Western Gull: 250
 Herring Gull: 4
 Glaucous-winged Gull: 1
 Royal Tern: 4
 
 (Zuniga Jetty: Surfbird: 1)
 
 --Paul Lehman, San Diego
 
 
 
 


 
 




 
 
 
 





 
 
 
 


 
Subject: Stonewall Mine and Rangeland Rd. photos
From: Christopher Adler <christopheradlerdotcom AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 9 Nov 2013 19:32:37 -0800
From Stonewall Mine, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park:
Williamson's Sapsucker (female) - 3 photos
http://www.flickr.com/photos/9638954 AT N07/10770126103/in/photostream/

From Ramona Grasslands along Rangeland Rd.:
Ferruginous Hawk - 4 photos
http://www.flickr.com/photos/9638954 AT N07/10769853585/in/photostream/


Christopher Adler
Allied Gardens
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Subject: RE: green-tailed towhee in IB
From: "Caron Andregg" <caron AT ciderpressreview.com>
Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2013 10:51:33 -0800
With many thanks to Susan Yamagata and her very nice dog, I got terrific views 
of the green-tailed towhee in her IB yard between 9:30 and 10am Sunday morning. 




Susan let me in and showed me where to scatter oatmeal, then left me to wait on 
the bench. After about a half-hour, the birds settled back down and the White 
Crowned sparrows started singing again. Only about fifteen minutes later, the 
green-tailed towhee made its appearance. That oatmeal he’s been getting 
lately has made him bold: he hung around for at least 10 minutes eating and 
foraging, often in clear view. 




Other interested birders, contact Susan (see her posts on this listserve) for 
directions and permission, and don’t forget to bring oatmeal. 




Thanks again, Susan!



Caron Andregg

Hillcrest
Subject: FW: eBird Report - San Diego River--I-5 to Robb Field, Nov 9, 2013
From: "Caron Andregg" <caron AT ciderpressreview.com>
Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2013 10:42:04 -0800
Birded the SD River to the Mud Flats with Annie Stockley on Saturday. Best bird 
of the day was a Sora in the same area as the Wilson's Snipe as been reported 
this year (South Shores/Old SeaWorld Drive down at the Friar's Road end). The 
snipe was a no-show. 


Complete ebird listing below.

Caron Andregg
Hillcrest


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To: caron AT ciderpressreview.com
Subject: eBird Report - San Diego River--I-5 to Robb Field, Nov 9, 2013

San Diego River--I-5 to Robb Field, San Diego, US-CA Nov 9, 2013 7:30 AM - 
12:15 PM 

Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
Comments:     W/ Annie Stockly
65 species (+2 other taxa)

Gadwall  8
Eurasian Wigeon  1     A known rarity, resident all autumn.
American Wigeon  180
Mallard  4
Blue-winged Teal  70
Cinnamon Teal  9
Northern Shoveler  35
Northern Pintail  14
Green-winged Teal  11
Redhead  40
Greater Scaup  6
Lesser Scaup  60
Bufflehead  16
Ruddy Duck  80
Pied-billed Grebe  26
Eared Grebe  8
Western Grebe  12
Double-crested Cormorant  2
Great Blue Heron  4
Great Egret  9
Snowy Egret  14
Little Blue Heron  6
Green Heron  2
Osprey  1
Northern Harrier  1
Sora  1
Common Gallinule  3
American Coot  19
Black-necked Stilt  14
Black-bellied Plover  13
Semipalmated Plover  90
Killdeer  9
Spotted Sandpiper  12     In 2s and 3s at several points along the estuary.
Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs  12
Willet  24
Whimbrel  6
Long-billed Curlew  15
Marbled Godwit  30
Dunlin  28
Least Sandpiper  9
Western Sandpiper  300
Short-billed Dowitcher  32
Heermann's Gull  1
Ring-billed Gull  6
Western Gull  40
Forster's Tern  3
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  45
Mourning Dove  2
Anna's Hummingbird  2
Belted Kingfisher  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
American Kestrel  1
Black Phoebe  8
Say's Phoebe  2
Cassin's Kingbird  2
American Crow  55
Bushtit  3
Marsh Wren  1
wren sp.  1
European Starling  2
Orange-crowned Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  3
California Towhee  1
Song Sparrow  2
Western Meadowlark  3
House Finch  5
House Sparrow  3

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S15623081 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



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Subject: FRNC: Palm Warbler, Gray-headed Junco. 9 November.
From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2013 07:36:09 -0800
Birders,

I spent 1.5 hours at Fort Rosecrans yesterday afternoon (9 November) with
Dick Norton in an unsuccessful search for the Golden-crowned Kinglet. We
checked along the main road and from the wall to the committal shelter.
However, I did find a new (as far as I know) PALM WARBLER south of the
wall. It was in a flock of juncos, one of which was the Gray-headed
subspecies (caniceps).

Photos embedded in eBird checklist:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S15626655

Cheers,
Justyn Stahl
San Clemente Island
Subject: Gray Catbird Borrego Springs
From: "roberttheriault AT juno.com" <roberttheriault@juno.com>
Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2013 01:31:38 GMT
The Gray Catbird continues today at 3076 Broken Arrow Road in Borrego Springs. 
There is now a metal stool placed next to its preferred bush, so stay away from 
that area if you visit! Bob Theriault / Borrego Springs. 

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Subject: Williamson's Sapsuckers at Stonewall Mine
From: Christopher Adler <christopheradlerdotcom AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 9 Nov 2013 17:09:06 -0800
This morning Supeena and I birded around Stonewall Mine in
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. The first bird we saw when we got
out of the car a little after 8am was a male Williamson's Sapsucker,
in trees just to the west of parking lot. We spent nearly four hours in
the area but did not see the male again. We did, however, eventually find
the female foraging in pines along the trail that leads east from
the parking lot, past a tiny museum. We found her in a tree where the
trail reaches the edge of the grassland, farther east than I recall
seeing either sapsucker in previous years.

Both birds were foraging in trees that did not have sapsucker wells.
We did see the trees where they had made holes in previous years, but
they were not fresh. Perhaps this suggests that the birds may have just
arrived and are eating insects until new wells can be made.

This is the third winter for this pair of sapsuckers. Searching the SDBIRDS
archive, it looks like they were first found in Jan., 2012, and then found
again for a second winter on 10/20/12.

I have a good photo of the female that I will post later this evening.
(Still no photo of the male. Just like last year. Grrr.)

Early morning around the mine was quite birdy. We had Red-breasted,
White-breasted and Pygmy Nuthatches, 2 Hermit Thrush, many Hairy
Woodpeckers, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 2 White-tailed Kite, 2 American Kestrel.

Stonewall Mine gate opens at 8am according to the posted sign,
and there's an $8 day use fee.

We also stopped at Rangeland Road to photograph the Ferruginous Hawk
and some distant Bald Eagles.

Christopher Adler
Allied Gardens
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Subject: Upper Kitchen Creek Rd (Lagunas) GC Kinglets, Thick-billed Fox Sparrow
From: Jay K <azure.jay AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 9 Nov 2013 17:18:01 -0800 (GMT-08:00)
SD-Birders,

Today along the upper portion of Kitchen Creek Road, accessed off of Sunrise 
Highway in the Laguna Mountains, I had 2-3 GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS in the pines 
(continuing their irruption) and what appears to be a magarhynchus group 
"THICK-BILLED" FOX SPARROW among several "Slate-colored" Fox Sparrows. The 
kinglets stayed high in the pines and proved elusive for photos but the 
Thick-billed Fox was reasonably cooperative: 


http://www.flickr.com/photos/71649753 AT N07/10765549294/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/71649753 AT N07/10765532396/

Images of one of the "Slate-colored" Fox Sparrows are also available here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/71649753 AT N07/10765533616/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/71649753 AT N07/10765551044/

Fox Sparrows comprise a tremendously interesting group of forms whose taxonomy 
is still seemingly far away from being worked out definitively. They are 
currently separated into four primary groups, including Sooty, Slate-colored, 
Thick-billed and Red, some of which interbreed in their contact zones making 
certain ID of some individuals impossible. I've recently taken an interest in 
this species and will try to photo document as many as I can this winter across 
San Diego County. 


Jay Keller,
San Diego




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Subject: San Diego pelagic: Flesh-footed Shearwater, Brown Booby
From: Barbara Carlson <barbarac2003 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 9 Nov 2013 16:11:27 -0800 (PST)



 
The relatively short, 6-hour pelagic trip out of San Diego on Saturday,

Nov 9th, aboard "Grande" out to and circling the 9-Mile Bank had
excellent weather, very light seas, a good number of birds throughout
almost the entire journey, and a FLESH-FOOTED SHEARWATER (9nm W of tip
of Pt. Loma) and a sub-adult BROWN BOOBY (8.7nm WSW of tip of Pt. Loma).
The shearwater was just 3nm due east of where both FFSH sightings took
place back in early/mid- October, so they could all possibly just
involve the same single individual. Photos will likely be posted by
others. Offshore totals from today were as follows:

Pacific Loon:  12
Common Loon:  6
Eared Grebe:  6
Northern Fulmar:  10
Pink-footed Shearwater:  140
FLESH-FOOTED SHEARWATER: 1
Sooty Shearwater:  4
Black-vented Shearwater:  150
BROWN BOOBY:  1
Brown Pelican:  2
Brandt's Cormorant:  150
Red-necked Phalarope:  20
Red Phalarope:  1
Pomarine Jaeger:  5
Parasitic Jaeger:  1
Common Murre:  1
Cassin's Auklet:  300
Bonaparte's Gull:  500
Heermann's Gull:  30
California Gull:  150
Western Gull:  250
Herring Gull:  4
Glaucous-winged Gull:  1
Royal Tern:  4

(Zuniga Jetty:  Surfbird: 1)

--Paul Lehman, San Diego

Subject: San Diego pelagic: Flesh-footed Shearwater, Brown Booby
From: Barbara Carlson <barbarac2003 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 9 Nov 2013 16:21:43 -0800 (PST)



 
The relatively short, 6-hour pelagic trip out of San Diego on Saturday,

Nov 9th, aboard "Grande" out to and circling the 9-Mile Bank had
excellent weather, very light seas, a good number of birds throughout
almost the entire journey, and a FLESH-FOOTED SHEARWATER (9nm W of tip
of Pt. Loma) and a sub-adult BROWN BOOBY (8.7nm WSW of tip of Pt. Loma).
The shearwater was just 3nm due east of where both FFSH sightings took
place back in early/mid- October, so they could all possibly just
involve the same single individual. Photos will likely be posted by
others. Offshore totals from today were as follows:

Pacific Loon:  12
Common Loon:  6
Eared Grebe:  6
Northern Fulmar:  10
Pink-footed Shearwater:  140
FLESH-FOOTED SHEARWATER: 1
Sooty Shearwater:  4
Black-vented Shearwater:  150
BROWN BOOBY:  1
Brown Pelican:  2
Brandt's Cormorant:  150
Red-necked Phalarope:  20
Red Phalarope:  1
Pomarine Jaeger:  5
Parasitic Jaeger:  1
Common Murre:  1
Cassin's Auklet:  300
Bonaparte's Gull:  500
Heermann's Gull:  30
California Gull:  150
Western Gull:  250
Herring Gull:  4
Glaucous-winged Gull:  1
Royal Tern:  4

(Zuniga Jetty:  Surfbird: 1)

--Paul Lehman, San Diego

Subject: University City Summer Tanager Sat Nov 9
From: Susan Smith <seiurus AT aol.com>
Date: Sat, 9 Nov 2013 18:48:40 -0500 (EST)
This morning I birded (a little late, at 9 am-11:30 or so) the area around 
University City High School (UCHS)and the Rose Canyon trail starting at the 
eastern trailhead across from the UCHS parking lot along Genesee between Nobel 
Dr and Govenor Dr. You can also park and enter at the end of Regents Rd at/nr 
the intersection of Regents Rd and Lahitte Ct. There was a SUMMER TANAGER 
(yellow female type) in eucs just south of the highschool's track bleachers 
area, and two Fox Sparrows close together(slate-colored type) in tangles along 
the Rose canyon trail about a half mile west of the Genesee entrance. This 
trail has a running stream with nice stands of sycamore and willow (mainly the 
first mile or so west of Genesee), and some grassy bushy areas for sparrows, 
chaparral birds, kites etc further west. The school parking lot edges have 
lerpy red gum eucs active with warblers in the early morning. 



Susan Smith
Seiurus Biological  Consulting
Del Mar, CA 



Subject: Parula and B&W Warbler still visible
From: Catherine Zinsky <Catherine.Zinsky AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 9 Nov 2013 13:19:18 -0800
Saw both in the Golden-rain Trees next to the Adobe House at Rohr Park.
 My photos of the B&WW are pitiful, at best.  Norther Parula shots are
fairly decent. (see Flickr.com below)
Good birding!

-- 
Waggin' tails,

Catherine

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web album: http://picasaweb.google.com/Catherine.Zinsky

Ch.OTCH Trumagik Step Aside, UDX 20, OGM  ('Kyle' a.k.a. 'Lord Fauntleroy')
Ch Borderfame Soul Train UDX, OM1 ('Kellan the Felon' a.k.a. 'Sir Barkalot')
OTCH Sportingfields Summer Solstice, UDX, OM3  ("Dax", as in "Dax of the
Long Tongue" aka 'Sir Lickalot'))
Cache and Carry ("Cache")
Subject: Zone-tailed Hawk at Lake Ramona Saturday
From: <jscls AT juno.com>
Date: 09 Nov 2013 13:07:12 -0800
Hiked through Blue Sky Preserve to Lake Ramona Saturday morning. There was a 
Zone-tailed Hawk circling over the dam at about 0930. On the way back, I 
noticed one male Nutmeg Mannikin along the creek where the trail (road) crosses 
it to head up hill toward the dam. 

  
 Jeremiah Stock
 Santee, CA
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Subject: Northern Parula and B&W Warbler continues Rohr Park
From: Lesley Marples <lmarples AT san.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2013 13:01:47 -0800
Both birds plus ones listed below were seen at approx.11:45 am this morning 
same area as reported earlier. 


Bushtits 
Ruby Crowned Kinglet
Yellow Rump Warbler
Townsend's Warbler
Orange Crowned Warbler

all in the same large Cottonwood!

Have a magical day
Lesley Marples
Sera Mesa
lmarples AT san.rr.com



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Subject: Rangeland Rd
From: "Nancy Christensen" <nancy.r.christensen AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2013 14:36:43 -0800
Quick drive on Rangeland Rd yielded quite a few raptors this morning -
newest bird on the block is a PRAIRIE FALCON. At least 3 red-tail hawks,
including one dark morph; 3 kestrels; 1 bald eagle; 1 Ferriginous Hawk.

 

Link to the Prairie Falcon;
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/mNh0rVj5uVdfC3m6kWleqNMTjNZETYmyPJy0li
ipFm0?feat=directlink

Link to the dark morph Red-tail:
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/trXmNM5DZ_7QeopJW-HrFNMTjNZETYmyPJy0li
ipFm0?feat=directlink 

 

Nancy Christensen

Ramona

 
Subject: FW: Balboa Park--Florida Canyon scrub, Nov 8, 2013
From: "Caron Andregg" <caron AT ciderpressreview.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2013 09:58:29 -0800
Nothing particularly interesting at Morley Field this morning; but it's on 
ebird, so here you go.... See full list below. 


Caron Andregg
Hillcrest


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Subject: eBird Report - Balboa Park--Florida Canyon scrub, Nov 8, 2013

Balboa Park--Florida Canyon scrub, San Diego, US-CA Nov 8, 2013 7:00 AM - 8:15 
AM 

Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Includes suburban areas along Cypress, Florida, and Alabama streets 

20 species (+1 other taxa)

Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Mourning Dove  2
Anna's Hummingbird  12
Allen's Hummingbird  1
Nuttall's Woodpecker  2
parrot sp.  7
Black Phoebe  6
Say's Phoebe  1
Cassin's Kingbird  4
Western Scrub-Jay  2
American Crow  53
Bushtit  12
Bewick's Wren  2
Western Bluebird  5
Northern Mockingbird  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  50
White-crowned Sparrow  19
Brewer's Blackbird  35
House Finch  12
Lesser Goldfinch  6

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Subject: RE: Want my seat on this Saturday's pelagic?
From: <satintex AT aol.com>
Date: 08 Nov 2013 11:35:27 -0800
 Thanks for all your responses----this ticket is now gone. 
 

 Maureen O'Reilly
 Fallbrook
 

---In SDBIRDS AT yahoogroups.com,  wrote:

 Hello. Unfortunately, a last minute matter will prevent me from using my 
ticket to the SOCAL pelagic on Saturday. Does anyone want to go in my place at 
no charge? If so, email me personally and I will contact the company about the 
name change. Thanks. 

  
 Maureen O'Reilly
 Fallbrook


Subject: Balboa Park: SCARLET TANAGER, SUTA, BHGR
From: "lehman.paul AT verizon.net" <lehman.paul@verizon.net>
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2013 14:24:25 -0500
Friday morning, Nov 8, I birded parts of Balboa Park--especially the west
and central sections.  Certainly the best bird was a female SCARLET TANAGER
at around 7:30-8:00AM along the west side of the park, just south of
Laurel/Prado (south of the lawn bowling) and immediately west of the dog
run area. There's a paved path that runs south down the west side of a
mini-canyon that borders the west side of the dog run. This area is
annually frequented in late fall and winter by a number of tanagers and
orioles. Today's Scarlet was with 1-2 Westerns in a large, dense fig tree
right over the paved path on the south edge of the sizable grove of
magnolia-type trees. Tanagers like these magnolias/figs every year, and I
often see them in there during both the early morning and late afternoon. 
Just north of there--around the lawn bowling and Redwood Circle--there was
a female SUMMER TANAGER and a female/imm. late BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK. The
tanager had been reported first back in early Oct. by Trent S.  I also saw
a RED-NAPED/YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER up near Marsten House, but I couldn't
get quite close enough to it to ID it to species (although the back pattern
actually suggested Yellow-bellied). In all, there were about 4 Western
Tanagers, and also a flock of 3 Bullock's Orioles over by the Hall of Fame
Sports Museum---certainly wintering birds.

WARNING:  Don't try to look for the tanagers tomorrow (Saturday) morning.
There's a huge "walk for diabetes" taking place with mobs of people and no
parking allowed.

--Paul Lehman,  San Diego


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Subject: FW: eBird Report - BalBalboa Park/SW of Dog Park, Nov 7, 2013
From: "Caron Andregg" <caron AT ciderpressreview.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2013 08:59:23 -0800
A quick lunchtime birdwatch in Balboa Park Thursday turned up a Hermit Thrush, 
a Western Tanager, and one very large juvenile Red Tailed Hawk trying to ‘fly 
casual’ under a dense, low grove of shade trees. Of course, also lots of the 
usual. 




The area was the small arroyo to the east of the lower walk/bike path, east of 
Balboa Drive and Juniper and to the SW of the dog park. 




An ebird list is below.



Caron Andregg

Hillcrest





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Subject: eBird Report - BalBalboa Park/SW of Dog Park, Nov 7, 2013



BalBalboa Park/SW of Dog Park, San Diego, US-CA Nov 7, 2013 12:15 PM - 1:25 PM

Protocol: Stationary

Comments: Euc and ficus groves near Balboa Dr. and Juniper, SW of the dog park. 


10 species



Red-tailed Hawk  1     Juvenile

Black Phoebe  2

American Crow  5

Hermit Thrush  1

European Starling  11

Yellow-rumped Warbler  10

California Towhee  1

Dark-eyed Junco  1

Western Tanager  1

House Finch  2



View this checklist online at 
 
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http://ebird.org) 

Subject: Aleutian Cackling Geese, G. White-fronted Goose 11-07 Dairy Mart Pond
From: "David Povey" <dpovey AT nethere.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2013 07:01:40 -0800

Subject: Aleutian Cackling Geese, G. White-fronted Goose 11-07

 

  

The 7 Cackling Geese reported by Paul Lehman 11-06, had moved from the Sod Farm 
to the main Dairy Mart Pond, noon 11-07, and had gained the company of a 
Greater White Goose. 


 

Dave Povey

Dulzura


Subject: Fwd: Want my seat on this Saturday's pelagic?
From: Jim Lomax <birds AT violet-shrike.net>
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2013 05:38:18 -0800
I, also, won't be using my ticket for this pelagic trip out of San
Diego Saturday morning. So if there is another person wanting to go
for free, email me offline so I can switch us.

Jim Lomax
NoCal

Begin forwarded message:

> From: satintex AT aol.com
> Date: November 7, 2013 8:59:46 AM PST
> To: SDBIRDS AT yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [SDBIRDS] Want my seat on this Saturday's pelagic?
>
>
> Hello.  Unfortunately, a last minute matter will prevent me from
> using my ticket to the SOCAL pelagic on Saturday.  Does anyone want
> to go in my place at no charge?  If so, email me personally and I 
> will contact the company about the name change.  Thanks.
>
> Maureen O'Reilly
> Fallbrook
>
>
Subject: Golden-crowned Kinglet FRNC
From: <cglacy AT yahoo.com>
Date: 08 Nov 2013 05:27:53 -0800
The Golden-crowned Kinglet was observed in a cypress tree across the street 
from the previously reported location along the road and portable toilet by me, 
Sara & Keith, and Marcie Mason. Marcie and I also observed a Hermit Thrush on a 
gravestone while looking for the Fox Sparrow that was not found. 

 
Charlene Glacy
San Diego
Subject: Want my seat on this Saturday's pelagic?
From: satintex AT aol.com
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2013 11:59:46 -0500 (EST)
Hello.  Unfortunately, a last minute matter will prevent me from using  my 
ticket to the SOCAL pelagic on Saturday.  Does anyone want to go in my  
place at no charge? If so, email me personally and I will contact the company 

about the name change.  Thanks.
 
Maureen O'Reilly
Fallbrook
Subject: October Merlin Roundup for South Park plus Minor Notes
From: Tim Cooper <wawda AT cox.net>
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2013 22:06:42 -0800
Merlins show signs of staying around all winter as they did last year for the 
first time. First bird (ad. male ) seen at the Hawthorn St Antenna on 10/9. 
First female seen on 10/21. 


Out of 16 days in October when I could have seen them, they were present on at 
least 9 days - usually first hour after sunrise and last hour before dusk. In 9 
visits to the antenna, they registered 6 kills. Only one victim could be 
identified - mockingbird- based on length of legs and breast feathers. Head and 
tail gone before I could get a look. On the week of the 21st, they went four 
for four. 


Misc.:

11/2- 9A: Imm/female western tanager at Mt Hope Cemetary
11/4-7:30A - Ash-Throated Flycatcher and 1st fall Nashville Warbler - West side 
of Otay Lake nth of boat ramp in Eucalyptus trees. 


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Subject: Golden-crowned Kinglet still present at ...
From: <canyon53ss AT yahoo.com>
Date: 07 Nov 2013 20:48:48 -0800
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetary along the main road. The directions to find 
the exact trees were priceless. I got out of the car, looked up at the trees 
and bam, there it was! 

 

 The trees are, as previously detailed, some short-needled pines or Cyprus on 
the west side of the road. Underneath them were several cars parked, just south 
of a Sparks brown portable outhouse for the workers across the road who have 
now torn up all the grass in one area. I found the bird not in the tree closest 
to the outhouse, but two trees south. 

 

 In the same tree were a number of Ruby-crowned kinglets and right before I 
left, a Cassin's Kingbird near the top and at the very top a European Starling. 

 

 I couldn't spend a long time photographing as I was on a schedule and got 
lousy pics., but I WAS able to see one of the Ruby-crowned's actual ruby crowns 
which was a delightful first. 

 

 I want to thank Elias Elias and others for making the location of this 
absolutely gorgeous bird so clear. 

 

 Sherry Meddick
 Silverado   
Subject: Fairbanks geese, miscellanea
From: "lehman.paul AT verizon.net" <lehman.paul@verizon.net>
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2013 18:14:44 -0500
On Thursday the 7th, at the Fairbanks Ranch horse pastures along San
Dieguito Road there's a flock of ca. 35 Canada Geese which contains a
single GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE and a single ROSS'S GOOSE. Toward the
east end of the property complex there are some muddy puddles with several
Wilson's Snipe and a flock of W-f Ibis. Unfortunately this longstanding
winter site for geese and Tricolored Blackbirds is up for sale, the horses
removed, and has an uncertain future.

The same old LAPLAND LONGSPUR continues in the lark flock at Fiesta Island,
and a pale immature gull a little north of there along East Mission Bay
Drive is probably a Glaucous-winged X Herring hybrid.

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Subject: Rohr Park B&W Warbler and Northern Parula Contue
From: pnell AT sbcglobal.net
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2013 14:43:00 -0800
Nov. 7, 2013 10:00 a.m. the Black-and-White Warbler and Northern Parula were 
seen in the cluster of cottonwoods across the entrance road/south of the 
parking lot near Gate C. A Red-breasted Sapsucker was in a large eucalyptus 
tree between the train tracks and golf course fence approx. 50 yds. west of 
Gate C. 


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Subject: continuing parula rohr park 11-7-13
From: <rpatton AT san.rr.com>
Date: 07 Nov 2013 14:31:16 -0800
The continuing northern parula was seen just before 11 this morning in the 
locust tree about 50yd east of the NE corner of the house, SE of gate C at Rohr 
Park off Sweetwater Rd in Chula Vista. 

 Robert Patton
 San Diego, CA
Subject: RE: W Grebes nesting
From: <struck_bruno AT yahoo.com>
Date: 06 Nov 2013 18:48:41 -0800
 Larry,
 

 About a month ago a count of aprox. 100+ nests was reported to the group. I 
have been visiting the lake weekly. Some nests were lost to raising water 
levels but many were productive. Just a few pairs were still nesting as of last 
weekend. Both Clark's and Western Grebes have had chicks. I am not aware of 
another lake with grebe nests but I had success taking pictures of the chicks 
at the location where the lake makes a sharp NW turn. From the nests location 
follow the trail on the south shore until the shore becomes pure rock and 
steep. You can see chick pictures from that location here: 

 

 
https://www.adoberevel.com/shares/432143bd194b422d97f62c1b0f7a4bbf/albums/04ae76c701e9429185d2f04b6330b253 
https://www.adoberevel.com/shares/432143bd194b422d97f62c1b0f7a4bbf/albums/04ae76c701e9429185d2f04b6330b253 

 

 This video shows very young chicks being fed feathers. I just learned that 
grebe chicks are fed feathers to prepare the stomach for the fish diet that 
follows. 


 

 http://youtu.be/2mZm5_W-bTM http://youtu.be/2mZm5_W-bTM
 

 Bruno Struck
 UTC

 

 

 

 

 

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 Besides Lake Hodges has anyone seen nesting W Grebes this time of year in San 
Diego Co. I am trying to photograph the young on their parent's backs. The 
nests are pretty far out in Hodges and I need to get closer. 

Larry Moskovitz
Fallbrook
 
Subject: GC Kinglet continues FRNC
From: "pegmarlow" <pegmarlow AT sbcglobal.net>
Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2013 00:20:42 -0000
The GC Kinglet was seen at 10:30 today at the same tree where Elias last posted 
siting. Please see his message for details. 


Peggy Marlow
Poway
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Subject: Merlin
From: "Elsa Weber" <elsaw AT hcom.org>
Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2013 15:19:47 -0800

The Merlin I reported last week continues to hunt on a regular basis on the
sloop area of my yard.  It has been quite successful in finding meals.  New
photos of it in the link below.  In other birding news,  my feeders have
been taken over by growing numbers of Juncos and white crown sparrows,  I
have included one photo of a Junco having a bad tail day. 

 

http://smu.gs/1hkcm0U

 

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Subject: Parula, B&W Warbler continue at Rohr Park 11/6/13
From: Sara Mayers <sarabirding AT cox.net>
Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2013 15:00:27 -0800
      We saw one Northern Parula and one Black-and-White Warbler this
morning in the trees east of the adobe/house at Rohr Park (same area
where previously reported).  We didn't see a sapsucker.

      Farther west in the park, we saw a female Pin-tailed Whydah.

      We spent quite a while looking for the Blackpoll Warbler in
Coronado (Country Club Lane near 6th St.) without success.

-- 
======================
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Point Loma (San Diego)
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Subject: TRV new Lapland & continuing rarities
From: "lehman.paul AT verizon.net" <lehman.paul@verizon.net>
Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2013 16:59:17 -0500
On Weds AM, Nov 6, I birded the TRV and Imperial Beach areas. The best NEW
bird was a LAPLAND LONGSPUR with a bunch of pipits and a few Horned Larks
on the Mar Vista High School ball fields on the north side of Imperial
Beach Blvd. across the street from the I.B. sports park (4th St.). Clearly
these fields will get a lot of student use at certain times of the day,
when the flock would be forced to move elsewhere, perhaps south a few
blocks to Ream Field (helicopters) and be difficult to get close to.  The
flock of 7 (Aleutian) CACKLING GEESE continues at the Dairy Mart sod farm,
and the nearby "stick pond" NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH continues as well.  Also
continuing is a second NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH farther to the west at the
'hidden pond' along the river at the Saturn Blvd. crossing. No surprise,
the male Vermilion Flycatcher continues at the Sunset ball fields and the
male AMERICAN REDSTART continues in Nestor. On south San Diego Bay, at the
north end of 7th St., at high tide there was an adult REDDISH EGRET--not
quite sure if it is the same (unlikely) or different (more likely)--based
on plumage--individual from the one present much of Oct. at the nearby
Tijuana River mouth.  Also an immature Glaucous-winged Gull.

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Subject: next San Elijo monthly bird count Monday 11 November
From: <rpatton AT san.rr.com>
Date: 06 Nov 2013 08:53:32 -0800
Please spread the word -
San Elijo Lagoon monthly bird count
Monday November 11th (& 2nd Monday of each month, rain or shine)
Meet at the north end of Rios Ave. in Solana Beach at 7:30 a.m.
(from I-5, exit on Lomas Santa Fe & head west, turn north on Rios Ave. 
which is just east of Highway 101 & the railroad tracks).
Bring a lunch or pick up one nearby & we'll meet to compile at noon 
at the nature center (SE of the intersection of Manchester Ave & San Elijo 
Ave). 

thanks!
 Robert Patton
 San Diego, CA

Subject: green-tailed towhee 11-6-13
From: susan yamagata <suysan AT att.net>
Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2013 07:21:09 -0800 (PST)
continuing north IB
came out to eat oatmeal around 6:55 a.m. about 1 min. after I threw it on the 
ground 


susan yamagata
imperial beach
suysan AT att.net
Subject: green-tailed towhee continues
From: "suysan AT att.net" <suysan@att.net>
Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:23:17 -0000
1:30 p.m........seen just inside yard by geraniums and oleanders along front 
fence line. I heard it a few times earlier today, but didn't see it. When I 
throw the oatmeal out the white crowns start singing and that brings everyone 
in.... see earlier posting for directions to view in north Imperial Beach. 


Susan Yamagata
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Subject: W Grebes nesting
From: <imagephotopro AT earthlink.net>
Date: 05 Nov 2013 08:54:22 -0800
Besides Lake Hodges has anyone seen nesting W Grebes this time of year in San 
Diego Co. I am trying to photograph the young on their parent's backs. The 
nests are pretty far out in Hodges and I need to get closer. 

Larry Moskovitz
Fallbrook
Subject: green-tailed towhee
From: "suysan AT att.net" <suysan@att.net>
Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2013 11:12:14 -0000
553 Silver Strand Blvd.
Imperial Beach, CA

 Map: 
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=32.5867806,-117.1282806&ll=32.5867806,-117.1282806 

and if you look at the picture/street view that google provides, you can 
identify the property 


This is my home, you are welcome to stop by.

I am in north Imperial Beach at the entrance to the Naval Training Center 
complex. You can park on the street wherever you find a place. 

I am across the street sort of from the entrance to Camp Surf. I share the wall 
with the navy base. You can't tell there is an old two story bldg. 

at the back of the property cuz the yard is covered in trees.
I have a big friendly dog, and the gate is locked. But, I'll let you in if I"m 
here. 

You can also try watching from the driveway for a bit to see if it's under the 
bushes along the front fence. It helps if my neighbors black or white cars are 
gone. 

Suggestion, bring a handful of uncooked oatmeal, toss it through the fence 
under 

the blue basketball backboard... enough so the birds feel protected from the 
cooper's hawk that stakes out my yard... but in a place that you can still see 
the birds. 

There is a sentry at the navy gate, they might watch you and wonder what you're 
doing. 

You'll have to hang out for awhile if you enter the yard and sit down.... 
because it takes the birds a bit to relax. 


p.s. the rat is coming out during the day when it hears the birds get excited 
about eating.... 


Susan Yamagata
Imperial Beach 
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Subject: Northern Flicker, Cooper's Hawk + Dueting Owls - Vallecito
From: <howlingcoyote AT teepeemusic.com>
Date: 04 Nov 2013 22:09:32 -0800
Hello, Birders...

Had a surprise visit from a Northern Flicker this morning. I'm guessing it is 
an adult male. Later, I spotted a Cooper's Hawk on a neighboring electric pole. 
Other yard visitors included, Say's Phoebe, Black Phoebe, Yellow-Rumped 
warblers, as well as the usual suspects: white-winged doves, white-crowned 
sparrows, house finches, California Quail, etc. 


But last night was the greatest treat of all when shortly after sundown, two 
Great Horned Owls began making a terrible racket--one from a barren Jacaranda, 
the other in a Carob--alternating calls. But as you can imagine, it was music 
to my ears... Would this ritual in fact be their mating calls? 


Pictures of Cooper's and Flicker at
http://www.flickr.com/photos/79094001 AT N00/

Britta Lee Shain
Vallecito - South End of the
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Subject: Re: [SanDiegoRegionBirding&RBA] Pacific Loons and Tree Swallows (11/4/13)
From: Stan Walens <stan.walens AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2013 21:11:16 -0800
Jimmy,
To answer your question on loons:
I was at the Cove for two hours mid/late morning.
There was a very nice flight of loons today.
About 500 common loons and 1600 Pacific loons. 2 red-throateds.
They were at all heights and I could see loons flying all the way out to the 
horizon, though most fly just outside the kelp beds. 

Im sure that most of these would have been invisible from your front porch.

Otherwise, that late in the morning, most seabirds were way out. There was a 
huge feeding flock foraging over dolphins maybe 1-1/2 miles offshore. 


The wintering flock of Bonapartes gulls has arrived; at least 300 birds.
Duck migration is moving along nicely. About 1000 surf scoters/hour, mostly 
adults. Nice numbers of other sea ducks and dabbling ducks. 


I did not see any tree swallows.


Stan Walens
Excathedra, CA



On Nov 4, 2013, at 8:12 PM, Jimmy McMorran  wrote:

.

If anybody was sea-watching today in SD County, I'd be curious if you saw a 
much more rewarding PALO flight. 


Not really of note, but I also observed 30+ very vocal Tree Swallows in a 
somewhat tight-flock clearly migrating North to South from my porch. 




Jimmy McMorran
Leucadia, CA


Subject: Pacific Loons and Tree Swallows (11/4/13)
From: Jimmy McMorran <bigshell53 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2013 20:12:26 -0800
Hi Birders,

At home with a head cold for most of the day (11/4/13).... Mid-morning
decided to look off the porch, and the first thing I saw was 2 Pacific
Loons (PALO)!   For background, l now live just over 1/4 mile from the
coast, WITHOUT an ocean view. Then I kept seeing more and more PALO flying
by.  I was up to 83 or so in the first 15-20 minutesI  I actually thought I
may get over 100 from my porch!   Well the flight quickly died throughout
the hour and I did not break 100.  I came out with 93.  Most of the count
came from two large groups of 30+, the other counts of singles, but mostly
of 2's and 4's. I imagine I must have missed many, many more during the
earlier hours and only caught the tail-end of this flight.

All of these loons were high-flying (and the only reason visible to me) and
southbound. There must have been a moderate to high push for this species
today.

If anybody was sea-watching today in SD County, I'd be curious if you saw a
much more rewarding PALO flight.

Not really of note, but I also observed 30+ very vocal Tree Swallows in a
somewhat tight-flock clearly migrating North to South from my porch.

Link to a photo of at least eight PALO here, if interested (don't expect
much).
http://www.flickr.com/photos/35283997 AT N07/10680144975/

Good Birding,
Jimmy McMorran
Leucadia, CA
Subject: Rohr park mystery warbler, Magnolia Warbler?
From: Mark Stratton <zostropz AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2013 19:33:47 -0800
Sorry for the late notice but looking through the Warbler Guide, (great
book), The middle picture on page 346 looks like my bird and it's pose, but
the streaks on the side were a little darker like the top picture on that
page.  I believe the bird was a Magnolia Warbler.  The bird in this picture
also has a plain, gray head for the most part.  Now the embarrassing part,
I reported a young Nashville from that morning, seeing only it's head and
throat, (making an assumption due to the large eyering and grayish head,
and the yellow coming up to the bill on the throat), and now that I look at
pics of the Magnolia, this well could have been the Magnolia instead.  ok,
directions.  As you enter lot C, you look off to your left hand side and
there is a Euc grove, with 5 locust trees right next to it.  Just barely
west of the Locust trees are a couple of full figured trees and the
morning, he was in one of these but when I saw the afternoon bird, it was
pretty high in the Eucs at the far east end of that area.  Again, I'm sorry
for the late notice but I just wasn't sure what I had.  I'm feeling pretty
good with this ID but of course, I could be wrong.
Mark Stratton
North Park
Subject: Blackpoll Warbler, Summer Tanager & Green-tailed Towhee
From: <mason_marcie AT yahoo.com>
Date: 04 Nov 2013 18:05:46 -0800
Today, Monday, I was able to refind the Blackpoll Warbler and Summer Tanager on 
Coronado Island previously reported by Barbara Carlson. The bright red Summer 
Tanager flew into a tree at the corner of 6th and Country Club Lane. The 
Blackpoll Warbler was seen further north on Country Club Lane, first by Nicole 
in the blooming Melaleuca at 510 Country Club Lane. I was able to refind the 
bird later around 2:30 pm in a largeTipuana Tipu tree even further north at 471 
Country Club Lane. This is the very large-canopied tree in the middle of the 
front yard at this address. The homeowners are very friendly and they love 
their tree and their birds! 

 

 Also this afternoon, I saw the Green-tailed Towhee reported earlier in IB by 
Susan Yamagata. The Towhee was very cooperative and easy to find from the end 
of the driveway. 

  
 Marcie Mason
 Clairemont
Subject: Re: GC Kinglet, Parula, B&W and Red-naped
From: Elias Elias <fabflockfinder AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2013 13:37:30 -0800
Peggy and Justyn and others

We specifically saw the kinglet along the west side of the main road in a
Cyprus. There is a grayish or brownish pickup parked under the tree that
the bird was in. The pickup appeared to belong to one of the construction
guys working the grave stones on the east side. Again it was right along
the main road. Approx coords are:
Dropped Pin
near Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106
http://goo.gl/maps/0GPHb

Did that work?

Prolly not. Don't hesitate to call if you need to.


Flock on!

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On Nov 4, 2013, at 13:18, Margaret Marlow  wrote:

In what area of FRNC was the the GCKI found.  I would like to try again to
find it.

Thanks, Peggy Marlow
Poway

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*To:* SDBIRDS AT yahoogroups.com
*Sent:* Monday, November 4, 2013 12:38 PM
*Subject:* [SDBIRDS] GC Kinglet, Parula, B&W and Red-naped

Birders--

Debbie Kinsinger and I birded Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. It was
fairly quiet. Toward the end of our loop we heard the se-se-se of the
continuing GCKI. We finally had nice extended looks of it at about
10:00

We then moved to Rohr Park. We had immediate success. In rapid
succession, we saw the Rednape Sapsucker, a Northern Parula and Second
Parula! But only one of Tom's Black and Whites.  We had these birds
east of the ranch house/adobe. Carol Parker, who we ran into, reported
similar success west of the ranch house and adobe a wee bit earlier.
So they definitely are a roving flock.

Flock on!

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Subject: GC Kinglet, Parula, B&W and Red-naped
From: Elias Elias <fabflockfinder AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2013 12:38:24 -0800
Birders--

Debbie Kinsinger and I birded Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. It was
fairly quiet. Toward the end of our loop we heard the se-se-se of the
continuing GCKI. We finally had nice extended looks of it at about
10:00

We then moved to Rohr Park. We had immediate success. In rapid
succession, we saw the Rednape Sapsucker, a Northern Parula and Second
Parula! But only one of Tom's Black and Whites.  We had these birds
east of the ranch house/adobe. Carol Parker, who we ran into, reported
similar success west of the ranch house and adobe a wee bit earlier.
So they definitely are a roving flock.

Flock on!

Elias/
Arcata CA/San Diego CA
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Subject: Pics of this weekends birds.
From: Mark Stratton <zostropz AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2013 11:58:54 -0800
This folder is birds from the last 2 or 3 weeks, but the last 8 pics (there
are at least 2 pages of birds), were all from this weekend.  The Black and
White Warbler and Northern Parula were from Rohr Park, the Catbird and
Peregrine Falcon (A new yard bird for Bob T.), were taken at Bob's house,
The Bald Eagle was soaring around Ramona, and the Ferruginous Hawk was in
the grasslands near Lake Skinner.

*http://tinyurl.com/lajhj68 *

*Mark Stratton*
*North Park*
Subject: Belll's/Sagebrush Sparrows
From: Mark Stratton <zostropz AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2013 20:34:47 -0800
I saw Sherry's post and remember that I had forgotten to post about the
above Sparrows this weekend.  I went to the end of Old Spring Road and saw
them everywhere.  I believe many were the same birds being seen 2 or 3
times, but I did have one group of close to 15 fly off and everyone I
looked at were the Bell's/Sagebrush.  They weren't in a tight flock but
when one flew, another flew from a few feet away and then another and so
on.  I'm guessing 20 is a nice conservative number.
Mark Stratton
North Park
Subject: 15 duck species on San Diego River
From: "Caron Andregg" <caron AT ciderpressreview.com>
Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2013 18:24:06 -0800
Didn't get a chance to post this on Saturday.  During a tour of both the
north and south banks of the river from Friar's Road/PCH to the mud flats, I
sighted 15 species of ducks along with the other usual shorebirds.  The
Eurasian Wigeon had moved west from the SeaWorld section of the river almost
to the Sunset Cliffs bridge. The tour coincided with low tide on Saturday.
A full species list is below:

 

 

Gadwall  10

Eurasian Wigeon  1     

American Wigeon  60

Mallard  8

Blue-winged Teal  25

Cinnamon Teal  6

Northern Shoveler  22

Northern Pintail  4

Green-winged Teal  12

Redhead  1

Ring-necked Duck  1

Greater Scaup  3

Lesser Scaup  15

Bufflehead  12

Ruddy Duck  30

Pied-billed Grebe  12

Eared Grebe  3

Western Grebe  7

Double-crested Cormorant  5

Great Blue Heron  9

Great Egret  11

Snowy Egret  12

Little Blue Heron  5

Osprey  1

Northern Harrier  1

Red-tailed Hawk  1

American Coot  2

Black-necked Stilt  8

American Avocet  14

Black-bellied Plover  6

Spotted Sandpiper  6

Willet  14

Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs  22

Whimbrel  8

Long-billed Curlew  3

Marbled Godwit  6

Least Sandpiper  30

Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher  25

Ring-billed Gull  15

Western Gull  125

California Gull  10

Forster's Tern  4

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  12

Anna's Hummingbird  4

Belted Kingfisher  1

American Kestrel  1

American Crow  7

European Starling  8

White-crowned Sparrow  5

Western Meadowlark  2

House Finch  4

 

 
Subject: Pacific Golden Plover at San Dieguito River mouth
From: "Caron Andregg" <caron AT ciderpressreview.com>
Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2013 18:17:36 -0800
During the monthly San Dieguito bird count, Steve Perry and I confirmed the
continuing presence of a Pacific Golden plover in the lagoon at the mouth of
the San Dieguito river in Del Mar.  We were lucky to find it during this
morning's very high tide on the tiny sand bank between the Highway and the
train bridge. We identified 76 different species on the "coast" section of
the survey, with the PGPL being the most noteworthy.  A full list will
follow from the San Dieguito Monthly Bird Count organizers.

 

Caron Andregg

Hillcrest

 
Subject: Rohr park today
From: Mark Stratton <zostropz AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2013 17:57:40 -0800
I spent way too much time at Rohr park this morning but I couldn't leave, I
kept seeing something new for the day.  I of course had the continuing
Northern Parula, Black and White, Yellow, Townsends, Orange-crowned,
Wilson's, and what I believe was a young Nashville Warblers.  In addition
to these birds, I had a White-breasted Nuthatch, a small flock of Nutmeg
Manikins, and when I took Camille back this afternoon, we had what looked
like a Sapsucker, but it didn't stick around long enough for looks.  Just
before we left, we had a Warbler at the east end of the Euc grove, just
east of entry C into the park.  I only saw it for a couple of seconds, then
I could not get back on it as it moved about 3 times and then disappeared.
 It appeared to be yellow on the whole underside with dark streaks on the
sides. No noticable facial features, but I saw enough to know it wasn't a
Townsends.  I can't even guess what it was but am almost certain, it was
out of the ordinary.  Sorry I can't supply more info but hopefully someone
can locate it.  I will send out some photo's of the other birds when I'm
don't uploading everything from this weekend.
thank you,
Mark Stratton
North Park
Subject: Lake Hodges This Evening
From: Jack Daynes <jc_daynes AT spamcop.net>
Date: Sun, 03 Nov 2013 17:56:29 -0800
I tramped the trails around Lake Hodges at sunset. At the 'high' side of 
the shoreline (now beyond the view from the I-15) were 35 American White 
Pelicans, lot's of dabblers (Mallards, Cinnamon & GW Teal, Northern 
Pintails), Mud Hens, Stilts, Snowy & Great Egrets. I think I picked out 
a scaup (lesser?). A couple of groups of about 50 White-Faced Ibis, 
settled in while I was there and as I was beginning my march out, a 
dense flock of about 100 Cattle Egret flew down from the direction of 
San Pasqual and settled on the sticks about 500-600 yards from the upper 
reaches of the lake shore and near center of the channel.

Just in case anyone is interested in these things  ;-)

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Subject: FW: Mourning Warbler in Tierrasanta
From: "lehman.paul AT verizon.net" <lehman.paul@verizon.net>
Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2013 20:03:47 -0500

Original email:
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From: Paul Lehman lehman.paul1 AT verizon.net
Date: Sun, 03 Nov 2013 17:01:05 -0800
To: SanDiegoRegionBirding AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: Mourning Warbler in Tierrasanta


Today, Sunday, Barbara Carlson and I were coming home from lunch and, 
literally just outside our front door, were flabbergasted to find an 
immature MOURNING WARBLER in the bushes and hedges around our home and 
the neighbors'.  After two minutes of excellent views the bird 
disappeared in a backyard hedge and we were unable to find it during the 
entire remainder of the afternoon. We live in a private condo/duplex 
complex, and looking for the bird would require walking around in front 
of residents' windows. Therefore under NO CIRCUMSTANCES should the 
public come here to look for it, BUT if by some miracle the bird remains 
and we re-find it, then we will endeavor to set up some way to get small 
groups of people in to see it. So, we will post an update only IF we can 
re-find it and can figure out what it's doing.

In any case, given that rumors of this bird's existence may well spread 
in the near future, I thought I'd let everyone know what transpired and 
what the limitations are.

--Paul Lehman,  San Diego  (Tierrasanta)

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Subject: Gray Catbird Continues Borrego Springs
From: "roberttheriault AT juno.com" <roberttheriault@juno.com>
Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2013 22:30:32 GMT
Hello / The Gray Catbird continues to be seen in my yard in Borrego Springs 
today. Thanks / Bob Theriault, Borrego Springs. 

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Subject: Re: No G-W Gull
From: "shorebirdie AT att.net" <shorebirdie@att.net>
Date: Sun, 03 Nov 2013 18:34:08 -0000
I, also, did not see the glaucous-winged gull at Lake Murray today, but the 
white pelican was seen in Padre Bay before he flew off towards the dam. 


Last Tuesday, I got a quick glimpse of what I thought was a herring gull, but 
it disappeared before I could go and get a better look at it. It might have 
been the glaucous-winged gull that was previously mentioned, but I can't be 
sure. I saw a few young ring-billed gulls, but other than that, all I saw are 
westerns. 


Today, I saw nothing unusual at that lake, but there is a maximum number of 
coots there now and seems to be way more ruddy ducks and scaup than is usual 
for this time of year. 


Darlene Luckins
SDSU

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area. Consolation prize: one White Pelican in the roped-off area right in front 
of the dam. 

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Subject: Blackpoll Warbler in Coronado
From: Jay K <azure.jay AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2013 06:57:28 -0800 (GMT-08:00)
Paul Lehman and Barbara Carlson report via the text message list a Blackpoll 
Warbler and male Summer Tanager in blooming meloleuca trees along Country Club 
Road just north of 6th in Coronado. 


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Subject: Lake Cuyamaca, Canvasbacks and Hooded Mergansers
From: <jscls AT juno.com>
Date: 02 Nov 2013 19:55:49 -0700
Saturday morning I hiked up Cuyamaca Peak and saw the expected species. Birded 
parts of Lake Cuyamaca in early afternoon. The masses of ducks and coots 
included 3 Canvasbacks (2 male, 1 female) and 2 Hooded Mergansers (1 male and 1 
"female-type"). A mockingbird at the wooden bridge on the east side of the lake 
may be just a little out of normal range. Regarding access, there is a somewhat 
faded sign on the lake shore that says hunting takes place on Wednesdays and 
Sundays. 

  
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 Santee, CA
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Subject: East County Highlights: Catbird, RB Sapsucker, Juncos, etc, 11-2-13
From: Jay K <azure.jay AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 2 Nov 2013 18:56:48 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
SD-Birders,

Today, BJ Stacey and I started in Borrego Springs where we and others were able 
to see the continuing GRAY CATBIRD in Bob Theriault's yard - thanks Bob! Also 
in Bob's yard was a "Myrtle" Warbler, an adult male Scott's Oriole and a 
fly-over Peregrine Falcon. See Bob's post from earlier today for directions. 


Afterward we had planned on visiting some of the palm groves that exist along 
S2 between Scissors Crossing and Ocotillo, but we found access to be rather 
difficult with blocked roads and other issues. We had plenty of other locations 
to visit in the desert and had a few low-level highlights including a bit 
east-of-normal Oak Titmouse at Tamarisk Grove, a Red-breasted Sapsucker, a 
"Pink-sided" Junco, a "Gray-headed" Junco and continuing Wild Turkeys at 
Butterfield Ranch, and a Fox Sparrow at the pond in Jacumba. 


We later drove up Sunrise Highway to Mount Laguna and found another 
"Gray-headed Junco" along the road past the gate at Agua Dulce. 


For a look at some of my photos from the day, click on the below link:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/71649753 AT N07/sets/72157637243648233/

Feel free to ask me if you would like additional details on any of the 
birds/locations mentioned above. 


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All Post must include a proper signature including name, your location, and 
E-mail address. 

Use a new subject line unless your replying to a previous message.

Do Nots:
DO NOT just report your sightings to EBird. If you are found to be a member of 
SDBirds, and are only reporting your sightings to EBird, you will be banned 
from this group. 

Any questions about Cage birds!, unless it has escaped it's cage.
Post locations of nesting endangered species or Birds of Prey.
Birds located outside of the Region of Concern.
Do not post birds that are on TRUE Private property, where the public is not 
welcomed. 

Please no novels, just post your report and no winded messages.
         
Thank you,

Douglas Aguillard
SDBIRDS Listowner


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