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Eastern Warblers, misc – Sep 27 Sun, 28 Mon

Two days, 21 hours birding total, mostly coastal migration hot-spots.  Today at Fort Rosecrans Nat Cmty, a Dusky Flycatcher (and nothing else) was along the west fence-line (looked as if it just got done bathing, but- dull/dark gray-ish Empidonax with eye-ring, very short wings and very long tail appearance on sitting bird, fairly long thin bill).  Acitvity picked up on a 'lerpy' Euc tree along Catalina near south end. Included was a (very drab female/immature) Blackburnian Warbler.  Activity spilled into near-by areas, including a fem/imm American Redstart at south fence-line just east of Catalina.  First seen at 9:00, both birds were still there at noon.  A (male /bold pattern) MacGillivray's Warbler was at PL Naz college east fence-line.  White-winged Dove continues in Point Loma (Dupont St).  A Swainson's Thrush was at Kate Sessions Park, across from the rest-rooms.  A fem/imm Black-and- White Warbler was along the alley, near 1780 La Jolla Rancho Dr, Muirlands area of La Jolla.

Yesterday was a bit less interesting, but was pleased to finally add Bank Swallow to my County life-list, #377 (TRV, Hollister and Sunset roads, at least one Bank Sw).  There were over 100 Barn Sw, and at times, dozens of Tree Sw.  A fem/imm Vermillion Flycatcher continues at Sunset Rd ball-fields.  A (faint-pattern fem/imm) MacGillivray's Warbler was along Hollister Rd just south of the small River cause-way south of the Bird-and-Butterfly Garden.

Good Birding   :-)

Paul Chad
University City
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