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Tijuana Bird & Butterly and Ball Fields

Went down to the Nestor area and birded the Ball Fields off Sunset and the Bird & Butterfly garden.  White-Tailed Kite seen hawking in the field across from the ballpark.  Lots of swallows feeding there as well.  Vermilion Flycatcher male is in the middle area with the yellow flowered trees blooming.  I didn't get there until 9:30 and it was not active, staying in the trees not really hawking on the fenceline.  Many Say's Phoebes, Black Phoebes and a few bluebirds were hawking in the area.  

In the bird & butterfly garden there was a male cardinal checking out the sprinkler heads in the middle area just west of the house.  Sort of the middle amphitheater area.  Lots of warblers, only ones I could positively ID were Yellow Warblers.  Some Hooded orioles as well. Both sites had a lot more Allen's Hummingbirds than Anna's.  A bit reverse of the norm although both are common there most years.  This year its like 75% Allen's.  Usually its the reverse.
With hot days you should plan on arriving there before 7:30 AM I think, it was pretty birdy but I feel it was much more active before I arrived.
-Roger Uzun
Poway CA

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