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Poss. Plumbeous Vireo Chollas Creek

I had a couple of brief looks at a Solitary-type Vireo at Chollas Creek this morning at about 10:20. It was in the willows along the creek across from 5220 Chollas Parkway North (west of 54th) I saw it first in poor lighting, then had a head-on look in better lighting. Looked very gray without much contrast but I never had a good side view. Thick vireo bill, thick white "spectacles", strong wingbars. 

Jeff Spaulding
San Diego, CA
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Mission Bay Rarities

This morning the Nelson’s Sparrow made a couple of brief appearances at Kendall Frost Marsh (32.7927577, -117.2312729) for Aaron Gyllenhaal and I, just seconds after Stan left (thanks Stan!). Also the Snow Goose is still hanging out at the pond on Mission Bay Golf Course. (32.8020674, -117.2189112)

Nathan French
Hillcrest
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Magnolia Warbler continues at Solana Highlands Park

The Magnolia Warbler first found by Alex Abela on 10/29 continues this morning 10/30 in the Tipu trees behind the ballfield backstop. The bird is uncooperative, staying at the top of the canopy and moving frequently.  It was also seen in the Tipus from the concrete walkway some hundreds of feet to the west.

Happy birding 

Annie S
San Diego

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Tricolored Heron

There is a subadult TRICOLORED HERON at Bayside Park off H st on SD Bay. It's at the north end on the concrete wall for the ship yard.

Keers (as the MAMU says)
Kerry Ross
Bay Park

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Blackburnian Warbler continues at Solana Highlands Park

The Blackburnian Warbler first found by Alex Abela on 10/29 continues this morning 10/30 in the Tipu trees behind the ballfield backstop. The bird is very cooperative and photogenic. It was still being seen at eye level when I left at 9:10 AM.
I did not see the Magnolia Warbler but my time was limited. It may have been seen briefly by another birder.
Mel Senac
Carmel Valley
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Both warblers continue… Re: Magnolia, Blackburnian Warblers at Solana Highlands Park

Hello birders! 

Alex's BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER was refound several times today continuing in the tipu grove around the softball park at Solana Highlands Park.  After Sue S. refound it for my husband Rob (now a newly minted rarity chaser ~ thank you, Sue!) and watched it between 9-11:30am, he went back and followed it around from 1-2:30pm and then refound it for me at 5:45pm, this time in the smaller tipu tree just behind home plate. 

We'd spotted the MAGNOLIA WARBLER shortly after arriving, around 5:15pm, a much harder bird to see as it moved more quickly and foraged higher in the canopies, and we followed it around the tipu grove, trying unsuccessfully to get a photo, until we were distracted by the appearance of the Blackburnian around 5:45pm.  Both birds were last seen in that small tipu behind home plate.

~Eve
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Eve Martin
Del Mar, California
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Re: Magnolia, Blackburnian Warblers at Solana Highlands Park


Bruce R <bruce.rosendahl@…>

6:02 PM (12 minutes ago)

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Thank you Alex for sending out the email notifying us of the Blackburnian Warbler.  I arrived at Solana Highlands Park around 9:00 a.m. and was able to locate the bird.  It was very active in the Tipu tress in the same location (behind the softball backstop).  Was not able to locate the Magnolia Warbler.  Saw five Townsend Warblers and lots of Yellow-rumped Warblers.  Below is a link to ebird with photos.

Bruce Rosendahl
Rancho Santa Fe, Ca

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