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Plumbeous and Parula

Yesterday, Wednesday, there was a new Plumbeous Vireo in residential University City, and a Common Goldeneye at Lake Miramar.

Visiting birder Curtis Marantz saw the continuing Northern Parula at Agua Hedionda yesterday morning. The bird was covering lots of territory and was seen both in the melaleucas to the immediate west of the end of the road as well as down the line of sycamores and cottonwoods to the east of the road as far down as the curve in the trail. He said that it really helped to be able to hear it's soft sweet chip call to be able to find it.

Paul Lehman, San Diego

Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports

Re: Rusty Blackbird at Robb field

I and another birder saw Rusty about 11:30 a.m., on the baseball field, near the bathrooms at the first parking lot. Foraging with Brewer's and Starlings.
Photos: https://ebird.org/checklist/S62428127

Larry Edwards
San Diego, CA
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports

Eastern Phoebe Los Penasquitos

   After quite a bit of searching, the Eastern Phoebe arrived momentarily at the location (32.93639, -117.15461) that was reported as a Gray Flycatcher on eBird. It came in at about 10:40, chased off a Black Phoebe, and left. Anthony Fife had it in a field further west and on the south side of the creek before it flew to my location. 
    

Jeff Spaulding
San Diego, CA
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports

Eastern Phoebe Continues

12/18/2019 around 10:20 hours I redound the Los Penesquitos Canyon Eastern Phoebe. It was far from the original spot and spooked when’s group of 20 passed loudly. Relocated later at original spot.

32.9357 -117.1569

Anthony “TooFly” Fife
La Mesa, Ca

Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports

Pine Warbler Margarita Ave

Hi all,

I just relocated the returning Pine Warbler at the intersection of Margarita and Sixth in Coronado. The bird did not call, was sticking to the tops of the trees, and was very slow moving. Patience is key to relocating this bird. During the time I watched it, it made an entire circle around the intersection. It did not seem to favor any tree, just the general area of the intersection. Keep in mind that when Elizabeth Copper refound the warbler on the CBC, it was 7-8 trees south of the intersection, so this bird gets around.

Remember to take precautions when birding here, since we are birding right in front of houses (don’t aim binoculars at houses, don’t block the sidewalks, be kind to residents asking questions, etc). The residents have been very open and eager to learn so far, so there have not been any issues yet.

Aaron Gyllenhaal
San Diego, CA
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports

Re: Lark Bunting in Jacumba

Nancy, Mel, and I refound the female Lark Bunting this morning in the same area as described by Paul. 

Barbara Carlson 
San Diego 

Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports

Re: Los Penesquitos

Thank you for the replies! Looks like the consensus is that this IS an EASTERN PHOEBE. I’m gonna TRY and sneak out there tomorrow morning before work. Thanks for taking the time to confirm for me.

Anthony “TooFly” Fife
La Mesa, Ca
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports

Los Penesquitos

This morning someone by the name of Ryan Pottinger reported a Gray Flycatcher in Los Penequitos Canyon. However looking at the photos I’m curious as to whether it is actually an Eastern Phoebe? I tried to check the San Diego Atlas, but apparently Eastern Phoebe is a bad link. 

I would love to see an eastern Phoebe in San Diego, as I have only seen them once before in Spokane, Washington area. Any thought on if this is an eastern or not? Please just message me so everyone doesn’t get bothered by my non-sense.

 

https://ebird.org/checklist/S62405853

Thank You,

Anthony “TooFly” Fife
La Mesa, Ca

Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports