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Lindo Lake Solitary Sandpiper

This morning (8/6/20) at 9 AM a SOLITARY SANDPIPER was foraging in the remaining puddles of the eastern lake at Lindo Lake in Lakeside.  I haven't seen any continuing reports of the previous bird reported a week ago; so, this may be a new bird.
                               Jim Roberts
                            University City

Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports

migrant Purple Martin, Rose-breasted Grosbeak (with caution)

Today, 6 August, I had a migrant Purple Martin (female/immature) and a somewhat worn female Rose-breasted Grosbeak in the Point Loma area. This is likely the earliest fall record of a migrant Martin in the county by about two weeks. It would also be almost two weeks early for the earliest migrant Rose-breasted, so that fact coupled with its somewhat worn plumage would suggest that it may well have summered somewhere nearby. Speaking of recent Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, there have been a couple female/immature types recently reported from northern California, with the initial basis for the ID appearing to be the birds' very pale bill–a character indeed used for female Rose-breasts in winter and spring–and perhaps also on the basis of perceived underpart streaking pattern. But both these two particular reports came with photos (yeah!), which instead showed Black-headed Grosbeaks on the basis of only very fine streaking in the center of the breast and an underlying wash below of light butterscotch-buff, which is the perfect color for Black-headed. So, beware grosbeaks with very pale bills in at least late summer, as some Black-headeds at this season may show this character as well.

Yesterday, the 5th, what was presumably the same, summering Surfbird reappeared after a three-week break on south San Diego Bay, but it has moved from J Street over to Emory Cove, where it was hanging out with 22 Ruddy Turnstones–a fairly good count for that declining species. Several Common Terns continue on south San Diego Bay/salt works as well, including my overdue first adult of this season. The adult Reddish Egret continued at the San Diego River mouth.

–Paul Lehman, San Diego
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White-eyed Vireo

Since White-eyed Vireo is a California Bird Records Committee (CBRC) review species, I ask that all those seeing/photographing/recording the White-eyed Vireo at El Camino Memorial Park in Sorrento Valley consider sending documentation to Thomas A, Benson, Secretary for the CBRC at  tbenson@…. To learn about the CBRC go to  www.californiabirds.org

 

Thank you,

 

Guy McCaskie

 

 

Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports

Cabrillo Tide Pools

Cheryl and I spent some time at the Cabrillo Tide Pools this morning (8/4/20) and aside from the usual suspects there was a Black Oystercatcher and a Black Turnstone below the next to last parking pull out.  Also, a Peregrine Falcon was patrolling the cliff face.

Gary Grantham
Scripps Ranch
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports

Re: Possible Yellow-throated Vireo at Mission Trails gate 9 area. Sorry everyone I goofed. It was probably a chat.Sheesh.

On Aug 4, 2020, at 9:47 AM, terry hurst <thurstycat61@…> wrote:

PS thanks Eithan! I couldn’t for the life of me figure out what this bird was. Sad thing is I know what a chat looks like. Talk about a major brain fart. 😊

Ter-

On Aug 4, 2020, at 9:38 AM, Eitan Altman <eitanaltman@…> wrote:



Hi Terry – just in case, you're sure it wasn't a Yellow-breasted Chat?

On Tue, Aug 4, 2020 at 9:35 AM terry hurst via groups.io <thurstycat61=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi all, Just now I had a very good look of what I believe is the Yellow -throated Vireo. A good size vireo with bold spectacles bright yellow throat going past the throat to the breast and a very white belly. Not sure what else it could possibly be. It did not sound off. No camera so no photo.
Found just beyond the first bridge from Father Junipero road.

Terry Hurst
Santee

Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports

NAB – Summer 2020

County Coordinators/Contributors:

The Summer Season (1 June through 31 July 2020) is ended, and we solicit reports for inclusion in the Southern California Region of NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS. Reports should be arranged with species in the taxonomic order followed by the American Ornithologists Union (Check-List of North American Birds 1998 and all Supplements) and the American Birding Association (7th edition of the ABA Checklist, 2009 revised through 2019). Reports of species included on the California Bird Records Committee (CBRC) review list

http://www.californiabirds.org

must be accompanied by documentation (written description, photographs, etc.).
Similar documentation should also accompany reports of species unusual for
the location or season. Full names, with all initials, should be used in the reports (this reduces the potential for different observers having the same initials, and makes it simpler to acknowledge contributors) – John P. Doe in lieu of John Doe.

Reports should be sent to the appropriate County Coordinators (listed below)
or directly to Guy McCaskie by 24 August 2020. NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS can not exist without your input.

David Compton (Santa Barbara County)
davcompton60@…  

Tom M. Edell (San Luis Obispo County)
tedell@…  

Kimball L. Garrett (Los Angeles County)
kgarrett@…  

Chet McGaugh (Riverside County)
chetmcgaugh@…  

Kelli K. Heindel (Kern County)
kkheindel@…

Tom and Jo Heindel (Inyo County)
tjheindel@…  

Adam Searcy (Ventura County)
serpophaga@…

Alexander E. Koonce (San Bernardino County)
sandy_koonce@…  

Guy McCaskie (San Diego and Imperial County)
guymcc@…  

Ryan S. Winkleman (Orange County) 
rswinkleman@…


We thank you in advance for your time and effort.

Guy McCaskie and Kimball L. Garrett.

 

Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports

Possible Yellow-throated Vireo at Mission Trails gate 9 area.

Hi all, Just now I had a very good look of what I believe is the Yellow -throated Vireo. A good size vireo with bold spectacles bright yellow throat going past the throat to the breast and a very white belly. Not sure what else it could possibly be. It did not sound off. No camera so no photo.
Found just beyond the first bridge from Father Junipero road.

Terry Hurst
Santee
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports

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