This morning (5/20), a little before 0930, I saw the NORTHERN PARULA in the tall eucalyptus described by Alex Abela who found this bird yesterday 5/19 along the Nazarene College trail at the north end of the concrete culvert there. Soon afterwards, Eric Kallen and I responded to Gary Nunn's 0930 RBA text about the 3 BLACK SWIFTS, and quickly joined him there at Fort Rosecrans and spent an amazing hour with him counting 36 more, plus saw one of the PURPLE MARTINS. Thank you Gary for getting the word out so quickly. It was indeed a thrill to see all those swifts migrating through and provided me with a County Bird that has been my nemesis for years! Sue
From: Gary Nunn <garybnunn@…>
To: sandiegoregionbirding <email@example.com>
Sent: Sun, May 20, 2018 11:03 am
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] FRNC – Black Swifts & more, May 20, 2018
Down here at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery and seen total of 39 BLACK SWIFT moving northbound. Many in groups as many as 12 together. Movement appeared to start about 9am lasting until about 10:30am.
Also 8 Purple Martin and a single Bank Swallow.
Will post photos later!
Seiurus Biological Consulting
Del Mar, CA
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