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Some recent highlights over the past week include 2 White-winged Scoters and 1 female Black Scoter off Camp Surf, a Bald Eagle over I-5 near Sweetwater Marsh in National City, and a Cassin's Vireo in residential Point Loma that presumably wintered somewhere locally. A flock of 20 Ruddy Turnstones in the saltworks is a good count nowadays for this declining species, and 15 Black Turnstones there is a good count for that site. On Feb 26th there was a recently fledged, bob-tailed, juvenile Song Sparrow in downtown San Diego, an early date for a bird already fledged. Several more wintering Western Tanagers scattered about (residential La Jolla, Presidio Hills). Continuing are the returning, nesting pair of Vermilion Flycatchers at the Mission Bay Golf Course, and the adult male American Redstart in residential Point Loma.

–Paul Lehman, San Diego
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