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Nashville Warbler and Western Tanagers at San Diego Botanic Garden monthly bird walk, Dec 2

On the monthly bird walk  today at the Botanic Garden, a Nashville Warbler was found  in the Tipu trees above the Lawn House patio by Manolo Turner and Patti Koger, and later seen by most of the group.  There was also a nearby Western Tanager, calling from a tall cork oak at the NE corner of the Lawn Garden.  Another paler Western Tanager (HY female?) was seen eating jujube tree fruit  in the Tropical Fruit Garden.  Two WETAs had been reported earlier this fall/winter on eBird, but it was nice to see them still around.   A Black-throated Gray Warbler was seen in the Californiascapes Garden (Manolo Turner).   also, it was exciting to see mixed species flocks of warblers and other birds feeding on/flycatching  at least 3 flying termite swarms emerging from the earth in various locations in the Garden.  These termite swarms, real bird magnets, usually occur a few days after the first rains.  

Susan Smith 

Seiurus Biological  Consulting 
Del Mar, CA 
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Susan Smith
Seiurus Biological Consulting
Del Mar, CA
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