It’s been noted that Mountain Bluebirds have been scarce or completely absent this winter from one of their usual regular wintering sites, along Rangeland Road in the Ramona Grasslands. This morning I found a bunch of them along Highland Valley road, about 2/3 of the way between where Rangeland Rod begins and the parking/trailhead area to the west. They were on the right (north) side of the road. There is a dirt turn-out area on the south side of the road at that spot, and the MOBLs were sitting on the fence on the north side of the road. There was a least one (maybe 2) males and at least two females in the group, maybe more out in the field. This could be the Rangeland Road flock just trying out a new field this winter. There was also a large group of Lark Sparrows right there (south side of road) as well. If you don’t have Mtn Bluebird on your 2020 list as yet, this would be a good place go look.
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports