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Virginia's Warbler; Batiquitos Lagoon 30SEP2018 & Lake Henshaw update

I observed an apparent VIRGINIA’S WARBLER this morning (30SEP 2018) at Batiquitos’s Lagoon. Since the lagoon is large and the location description would be lengthy, I provide  the GPS coordinate (33.092265, -117.287055). The closest parking/entrance is near Golden Star Lane. It was in the lerpy Eucs between trail and golf course (west of tee box). I observed it between 9 and 9:45 AM. It and most of the other warblers disappeared around 10 AM. A report on ebird was submitted by Julian Jones for same species yesterday with location described as “Seen near culvert of stream past railing”. I’m not sure where this location is but it could be same bird, as it is highly unusual to get two reports of this species on consecutive days at the lagoon (or anywhere else in SD except for FRNC). Photos and description are in my ebird report:


Separately, I visited Lake Henshaw yesterday (29SEP 2018). I observed a BAIRD’S SANDPIPER AND a PECTORAL SANDPIPER. In addition, I observed 59 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE on the backside (from road) of the lake. This is a very high count for this species in San Diego in recent times. Pictures are in my ebird report:


Tito Gonzalez

Carlsbad, CA

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It's back

For the Xth year presumably the same N. Waterthrush has returned to upper Cottonwood Creek Park in Encinitas. Seen from the bridge crossing the creek at 0735 Sunday.
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Seeking Jordan Carelli


Please contact me regarding the immature Broad-winged Hawk that you photographed today Saturday 9/29/2018 at Fort Rosecrans National Monument.
Tom Miko
Claremont LA County

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Dusky Flycatcher

At Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery at 8:50 this morning Sunil Bhavsar and I saw the Previously reported Dusky Flycatcher.
Ed Henry

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Cassin's Vireo

At Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery at 7:54 a.m. this morning on the west side of the road five or ten of us saw this Cassin’s Vireo.

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Point Loma residential

Late this (Saturday) morning there was a female/young male Am. Redstart in the alley between Pio Pico and Dupont just to the west of the cement portion.  On Dupont there was a Olive-sided Flycatcher. At the corner of Dudley and Silvergate there was a Northern Waterthrush. On MCRD there was an adult male Baltimore Oriole.

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Pic of today's Broad-winged Hawk, 9/29/18

Good morning birders,
As posted earlier, by Thomas Ford-Hutchinson, we all heard Kenny yell "Hawk", looked up and had a Hawk circling over the bay, or at least, close to it.  We were on the west side so it was a far away photo but here it is.  This all took place between 10:30 and 10:45 I believe.

Mark Stratton
North Park

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Fort Rosecrans Late Morning

Pulled up late to Fort Rosecrans. Most birds seem to have left with the clear skies. The exception being the continuing BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW.

The Cassin’s Vireo continues. Note that these vireos molt in late summer so they will be at their brightest in fall. This bird lacks the clear contrast on the throat and back to be a BHVI.

In the NE corner of the west side I had a continuing Western Flycatcher making a two part upslurred whistle very sporadically. Other present also finally heard it. Without analysis by recordings I can’t really be sure of it being anything other than a Western Flycatcher and it sounded more intermediate to me.

While waiting for that bird to call we had a light morph juvenile BROAD-WINGED HAWK flyby that was photographed and seen by many that was first spotted by Kenny Kimbrough.

-Tom F-H
San Diego, CA
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