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Pacific Golden, Reddish Egret, Palm Warbler, G-t Towhee

On Saturday the 13th, at the Tijuana Estuary, the continuing, returning Pacific Golden-Plover and adult Reddish Egret continue at the river mouth, and at least 5 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons (3 ads., 2 imms) and 3 "Large-billed" Savannah Sparrows were along the McCoy Trail. A new Green-tailed Towhee was in the Community Gardens along Hollister Ave., and a Palm Warbler was on a horse pasture fence along the north side of Monument Road immediately east of Hollister. Surprising was a Barn Owl out hunting in the wide open fallow, ex- Suzie's Farm field at Hollister X Sunset at 10:30 AM–even if it is still raising young this late in the season. Typical departure-date Western Kingbird and Blue Grosbeak. The slightly inclement weather resulted in 100+ Barn Swallows in the TRV, along with a single Violet-green and a few Vaux's Swifts.

–Paul Lehman,  San Diego
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